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I 'rv can look " " Atrqwghtnevs as unt.. hl light of a star dAn liak ua somne little wiltl-lower from ito amA And ve none chide the look. "But if astar drop from the cky for a lower, E)l ye think that no creatore wall wonder or chide? Or ii a lower fancy that It had th,. p,.I To climb Isto star-land, will nI, ~,,. .eride? et a lower may have pride, A ad, clothdwithhumllity, beautyi, andgrae, reButny mar look vein the race of a star An' say, never a star id the havens m Iy p B ut a m ee if to ul tOUlre and w ealth I W s bo r , And ao perfect ha I n ys u btatio e "A r wha dto h I care t my culture," he said, :or tha it may give me the power to discern Araco :tnd h ncI·rr: Aad you, though you may on iltl wi( lrng enough to pleae me if you But my love to rear. "For never a tar id the hea aeao ao I tanori a in to culture ad wealth I was boarn, The wall. of my mawsina, so bare andso hWh, And trail over in scorn." "Arose! Idid well when I pokeof a lower, For that is what women mst still e to wna; , oveted, gathered, ad treasured an hour Let fall in the dust, to be trampled then Iy the feet of all men! 'And you-though I thInk you woul d old ma some higher-. Admire e tbe, anm graced saod Air, And o, wouldo r t and tram plat me eatire; On he al, of your ore I would have, for my oe n e But o shine ad to bar. 'An. havLag ed of these wellm I woud have do all. And yeu, you woo d give me oiet for yoImur For s.au itto leHo on woald give me-a tall; A roar that i dswere with a warm human hearts Would fain lea or .heat. 'Sn thena,t ldli Tln e n paisofalower, For I a no alower, bat a woman, my heart D u one sle Ia Mses , and it needs no boer, hout only a bowne woce, adornment, and art, Ofw a thoe are sm al part. Ant only the love between equals is tre; If you, on a level, to-day, by my sde tol ayin, 'Give back the love I give to you, es nee oft each othler,' y heart and my tapkng idh his tochr d hin f t debe oth cwouldbe satiaed. "I could not look up were you mine, nor permit YHu, the to look down d Iatter by far I tay in the station fur whie I am at, wou shie in your h abi heaven stil as a star It is litter by s , e. THE FLEA AND TIE PIOFESSOL. Tnauu was once an aeronaut with whom things went badly; the balloon burrst tumbled the man out, and broke into bitr. His boy he had two minutee b.'fore sent down with a parachute-th t was the boy's luck; he was unhurt and went about with lknowledie enough to make him an aeronaut too, but he had no ballos.n and no means f acqu ringt one. But live he must, and so be applied himself to the art of legerdemain and to talking in his stomach; in fact e ae -aiftol a ventriloquist, as they say. le was young, good-l, ding, and when he got a moustache and had his bat clothes on, he couid be taken for ano bleman's son. The ladies o emad to think well of him; one young lady even was so taken with his charms and his great dex rein parts. There be called himself Pro afesor-er, could scarcely do rles. His constant thought was bow to get himself a balloon n go up Into the air with his little wife, but as yet they had no means. " The y'll coae yet," id he. o" if only they would," said she, ",We areyo fol kLs." said he,"and now I am Profsor.' M n helped h faIthfhlly, sat at thedoor and sold ticketsto thebex hibitlon, and it was a chilly eet of s ure in winter tis. She alsoheil heim in the line of hist d ale put hs wifein a table-drawer, a lee tabledraw the te she crawled into the back part if the drhawri, and sa was at in the Font prt, -quite an eptal illusion to the audience But one evening whe ne drew tbe drawer out. she was aIa out of sight to him: shes was not in the frot drawer, nor in the back one either, nor in the house itself nowhere to be seen or heard-that was terfesat of lesrder.an,her enmtertainment She never easme back ain; she was tired oftand al, d egrew tired of It, losthi heghd~-mreed ou not lalug or ee owke--and so the people stopped om in. his arnin becam rsmnty, his clothee. gTe ut; Cad in mlly he only ATd he dress the fola arn taueh It to phe rarm. to predseit ams and to re aS cannon o w-but It was a tltle tamoa The Presor as pred e thele ad ad the ea ws poudo hs I f e had leoned sre t. hig a ,ad a~dPha blood, and sebaesidtes tot larg est dties, had brn be wase tp b was aery moru l b atiad c uld se port a poon. mad his eatire dpsly. Thes fdla was poend a a, ana d aet whe no b y he a e ,elor trave d they took fourth-aes arriad e oaths uflway, They lr e bealbef end otherd het was a priathe eage dt I woldd aid mhy a oIf h~im!" Pofessr. dawdoer Thatm. er iut sl an. " he en as as the best u bd" tmid the Prtefsser, "ther -o ought d nd ndthabtotraa secd witsl, Atlhut he had trald omr all euatriesacpt the wild ones, mad son h wantd to go there. They at Chrisan n them, to be sure, tshe Proessor Lnew, but the he wa atprcpely whristla and twe l tow waythelr.r,, adfreat o tb mak counyt Here roell d ba title Prin cess. She was hery e uIth yenrd, way tih power Le m h e fl nher wand ,lust as soon as fe fe hd prnted reraptrre n with him that he sid, "Him hut y shall dto what I want you to, or else 'llkill you and eat the Professor." The Professor had a great hall to live in. The walls were made of sugar-mne, and he could lick them, but e was hot a sweet-tooth. He had a hammock to sleep in. It was as if he were loin in a bal loon, such as he always wIshed for him self that was his c"nstant theught. The Sea lived with the Princess, sat upon her delicate hand and upon her whie neck. the had taken a hair from her head and made the Professor tie it to the flea's leg, and so she kept him tied to the great red coral drop which she wore In her ear-tip. What a delightful time the Princess had, and the esa too, she thought, but the Professor was not very comfortable. He was a traveler; he liked to crive from town to town, and read about his perseverance and cleverness in teaching a tes to do what men do. But he got out of and Into his hammock, Iouned aboutand had good feeding, fresh b. g, eephant's eyes ad roast gira.e. eople that eat men do not live entirel on eooked men-no, that is a great deley. "Shoulder of children with sharp sauce," said the Princess's mother, "is the mant delicate." The Professor was tired of it all and Sould rather go away from the wild land. but he must have his flea with him, for that was his prodigy, and his bread and butter. How was he toget hold of him? That was no easy matter. He strained all his wits, and then he said, "Now I have it." "Pri. ees's Father! grant me a favor. May I summon your subjects to present themselver bwfore your Royal Highness? That Is what is clled a Ceremony in the haighi m hty countries of the world. "Ca I, C ý to do that?" asked the Princess's father. " That is not quite proper," replied the Promor; "bu tI shall teach your wild Fathership to aire a cannon of. It goes ofwith a bang. One high up alot, and then of it goes or dow ,e comes." " Let me crac it off!" said the Prin cess's father. But iq all the land there was no cannon except the one the Sea hid brought, and that was so very small. "I wil cast a bigr one!" said the Professor. "Only ge me the means. I must have fine ik stuff, needle and thread, rope and cord, together with cor dial dropsfor the balloon they blow one up so easily and gve onqe heaves; the are what make the report In the caMon s inside." "By all means " said the Princess's father, sad gave him what he called for. All the court and the entire population snme together to see the great cannon east. The Professor did not summon them before he had the balloon entirely ready to be filled and go up. The Sea sat on the Prineess's hand and looked on. The balloon was flled, it bulged out and wold scarcely be held down, so violent did It become. "I must have it up in the air before it can be ooled of," said the Professomr, and took, his eseat In the ear which hung below. ' But t cannot manage and steerit alone. I must have a skillfulcompaniou along to help me. There is no one here that can to that except the fea." "I m not very willing to let him," said the Princess, but still she reached out and handed the fea to the Professor, who placed him on his hand. " Let go the cords and ropes," he shouted. "Now the balloon's going." They thought he said "the cannon," and so the balloon went higher and higher, up .bove the clouds, far away from the wild and. The little Prince all the family and the people at and waited-they are wait ag still; and if you do not belleve it, just ake a journey to the wild land; ever :hild there talks about the Professor and he Sea, and believes that thyarecoming aeck when the eannon is coled off; but hey will not come, theyare ar home with as, they are in their native country, they ravel on the railway, first dals, not borth; they have good sucess, a great Uloon. Nobody ass how they got their ailoon or whereit ame from: theyre ich folks now, quite respectable folks, edeed-the Sea and the Professor!-Hans _risfiet Anders, in isr ic r's for April; ght.W-Wrk. Ix reply to the ueo how long a cme shold be reg as e minimum obe spent in bed I each twenty-four hours? the Lasedt says: We are of course speaking of adults; and we think we may ple the minimum at six hours for men and seven fbr women, with an additional hour, or even two, being taken whenever it is practicable. Then as regards night-work: how far s that spem ily prediidal ? We believe that forthe ymarng Is it s really Inajurious, by he m.iret et of hs bag dlght-work; but for those whoas rmm are con oidated we greatly dosbtl f itbe at all Injurious, per ms. But the ame sundry iondtions Inexorably requring to be baeved, if nIhttek histo do n harm. First of :il, the must be so curtailment f the allowane of bed above mentioned ad this allowance ofrepmsamt be taken l•a contiuosa mina. A ma who works up to4 a m. eu aer that lie in bed ll 10, ad, it poeIe sead getd m additlonal hour's sl ad a meal ter It. K Secadly. the Igby w behhe works at ight should very white, powerfhl and teady, ad hewi c are ally concentrated,y a gre shade, on hi hoos orea Ip; lasnust, Illeker leg. or to Ibght Is ems of the -ost serous eares of the braln-rrlintlon wri aflicts nlhth-werhers. Accomamo to Jewish and MYoham ede·a tradida, lng Slemn, who was wise beyond all other men, knew the la of imals, ad eould talk with the othel o M sad the birds of the air. A Rabbieal story is tol4 of him, which -in'this wise: "One day the kinrode out of Jerusa lem wilth a grt retnu. An sat-MIl ly hnetlyi.hispath. ad Solomon hard one of them say. 'His fatterers call him wise, ad j~St, and meremfal, but he is beout to rideover u ad rmush as with -Aad iZQs n Qwm of She bra, who rode with him, what the ant "And the qumea Id ar, 'Be is a- taeolet us MOidg ! It is a bet tsr tfaste ths he derve, to be trodd.n nder our bet.' "Blt tiejoma amid: 'It is the prt of wisdom to larn of th lowea ad k ust.' And he commanded bhis train to tarn side and spares the atbill. "Thea all the courtiers arveld aret ly, nlid the Queen of Sheba bowed her head and madb obelaw e to Blomon. "'Now know I the meret of thy wis dom. Thea listeneth as patiently tlo the mproaehes of the humble asto the flat erles of the great.' "-- Iittir. CLKAWIlGA WoouI OAISaw.yTs.-To clean woolen garme'ts, take a rough sponge, dampen at well with weat soap sode, and rub the spots thoroughly. Try it. I Hme-lade Beook-Shelves. Amoxo the ohjects that are most easily made, and that afford the greatest con veldence, are book- shelves. When a f:mi ly possesses a hundred volumes orso and most families own as many as this the books are a source of a constant an noyance. When they are allowed to lie on their sides on tables, if we wish to con. suilt one we are frequently obliged to toss over the whole of them; they accumulate dust, and get shaken, soiled and injured generally, all which might be avoided by the use of a few simple shelves, and these may be easily made of very cheap ma terial and very simple construction. The best material Is pine, since it is cheap and easily Worked. It is not generally known that a plain pine board, If stained and varnished, may be made to look very like mahogany, rose-wood, or black-walnut, and the process of staining is so simple that any housewife can perform it. We know a lady who has stained and var doaene of pine shelves that her husband has dltted up during his leisure moments, and to-day they look as if they were ma To stain shelves a mahogany-color take a pound or two of logwood chlps and boil them in water, so as to make a strong decoction. We have foun a that this gives better results than can be .,b ained by uling extract of logwood. Wet the board throughly with this decocti n; when dry it will have a reddish-yellow color, and must then be varnished with what Is known as spirits of shellac varnish. This varnish can be bought ready made at the paint shops, but we prefer to make It by dissolving good shel ac in alcohoL Put a quantity of good shellac Into a wide-mouthed bottle, cover It with alcohol, cork the bottle tightly, and let it stand until the shellacsis dis solved. No skill is required in the appli cation of this varnish, which dries very rapidly, and forms a hard glossy coating on the surface of the board. When dry the shelf must be carefully smoothed off with sand-paper and again varnished. The second coat will give a very bright appearance to the shelf, but if we sand paper it before applying the first coat the staining will probable be removed in spots and the shelf will not look well. An application of the sand-paper after the second coat will still further improve the finish of the wood; but this, of course, involves a third cost of varnish. By add lug the least quantity of alkali, such as washing soda, to the logwood decoction, the will be madetoresemble roes o. In all eases, however, the shelves do not acquire their proper tone for some months; but if well done-that is, If the decoction be strong, the varnish thor oughly applied, and all roughness re moved by means of the mad-paper-at the end of a year nine persons out of ten will take them for mahogany or rose-wood, as the case may be. Every fiber of the ine bhows so that the grainls as ppasret ma if the shelves were made of hard wood and polished. The appearance is, there fore, greatly superior to.that of any ordi nary painted work, and the process Is so simple that no intelligent housekeeper need dread a fallure. We have now in mind a set of shelves prepared In this way by a lady whose husband, although not a mechanic, fitted up tne wood-work as at amusement during the winter evenings. and they compare lvorably with much of the cabinet-work that we lind in market. -Herper's Baser. The Disabled Cable. Tea late tidings of the silence of the Atlantle cable of 1805, while causing tem porry uneasiness, ought to raise no fear or its ultimate restoration. It may be there are yet some vital lessons for the icentific world to learn before our great ransooeanlc telegraphs are secured froma trerruption; but every ray of light that has been brought to bear on the feasibility long cables is cheering. When the cable f 1865 was laid, It was only after it had Sen subjected to cruelal tests and proved o be many times more perfect than had been required. Sir William Thomson and 1r. Varley, who represented the Alantic Company, and tested the mighty strand is it lay coiled in the Great Fastern, re ported that the current of electrielty pass ed through it so fully that, "of one thou mand parts over nine hundred and ninety nine car'. out a,t the other end." The ralvanometer enabled its inventor, Pro .tesor Thomson. to detect the slightest law in the cable or fault in the current. and when the first monition came that the ta rent was not flowing freely, the spot In deep ocean where the injured or defect ive piece lay was instantly fixed upon. ln tisocasion, and subsequently, when a piece of wire not longer than a needle was found to have been driveu through. the oater cover, and as when a nail driven Into the North Sea cable had destroyed its Insulation, the mischief was traced to hu man hands, During the Great Eastern's ovage from Valetia, Bay exquisitely sa riive was the copper strand that the ele triceians at Valentia could tell by the in leatioums on the mirror galvanometer, In omparably sensitive, every time the big hi rolled. The final fracture of the ca ,le, when the shores of Newfou dla, d were almost In sight, was also traced to mdalleloa inaterretnce with itin the ship's hold, and not to any magnetic storm, "sweeping wildly acros it, with the fury of a voteless tempest," as a London pea per explained itsa sileance. There are no known diflbalties in the submarine geog raphy itself IlIkely to a the eble of 16 or ny other, sad we my ~dbel con dent that any Interruption to its workinr ,annot be more than temporary.--l. F. Jury blsem. Tax dllculties that surround the my. tem of trial by jury are exciting more and morae the attention of English jurlists. Even so great adsuthority as the Attor ney-General, Sir John Coeridge, has been eulited on the side of redlea reform inthate direction. He has recently Intro duced a bill to reform the procedure In jury ases. The amendments that bepro peare , we believe, too sweeping to na faver in conservative Engnd Frst, he propose in all except apital cases to do sway with the ndeent twelve jury men, and to redune that spostolec number to seven. Ofthese sevenamasjorlty are todetejnlne the questions tb sue; and tbe trall togoon even though twoof teseJureo sjould be abmnt ~o aek ms. Certadnly thi would doaway wish now sam the meaa of so muh vesation sad eapase to suitors. It wouald lso greatly dimdash the burden of lry duty, and make it umnecessary to summon the lrge panes now required. On the other ead, the opponments otbe bill in sist that is woald lodge too much power in the hands ot four men, and that the briby of jurors would be rsorted to more frequently tbma at prment. Wat ever the fate of Sir J. Coleridge's bill, it isprobable that at he very distant time the method of trial byjury will be modi tl'd both in England aid in this country, at least in e.i!/ ca·es. By making the agreement of ten m'.s ."afthcient the obsti na:te or pnrharc-d tweifuh juror who ap pears in so many case.- would become an unknown c:uanti!ty. It is undeniable, however, that to do this would be to over turn a fundamental principle of English jurisprudence which has survived the test of many centuriesofpractical application. -N. Y. San. A Remarkable Slander Suait. A REMAnRABLL slander suit brought to recover $50000 damages is now ln pro ress in Lexington. Ky. In September. 171, Jacob and Betsy Harper, brother and sister of old Joln Harper, the famous racing man, were brutally murdered in Oeorietown, foqrteen miles from Iax ington. and runors gained currency that one Adam Harper, a nephew of theirs, was implicated in the crime. Adam Har per accuses another member of the fami ly. J. Wallace Harper, ofbeing the author of these reports, and it is against him that Adam has brought this slander suit. There are two counts in the petition for damages, and to both of them theadefend ant sets up a denial, though he declares that he is still constrained to believe the prosecutor guilty, and shall so continue to believe until the latter proves to the contrary. The plaintiff has already pro duced a cloud of witnesses who have tes tified in the strongest terms to his Irre proachable character, while for the de fense another cloud of witnesses have borne equally emphatic testimony to his genteral worthlesanes. But in addition to the evidence regarding character, tes timony has been elicited which shows that the plaintiff In the case was very per sistent In his attempts to foist the guilt of the murder on inn-,eent negroes. It is said that Betsy and Jacob Harper were worth several hundred thousand dollars. and that although there were money and valuables in the house when the mur "er was committed neither- was touched, while the wills of Jacob, Betsy, and John were stolen. Adam Is one of four neph ews who would have been the heirs of the old people in case of their dying intestate. and it is asserted that his name had been omitted from the missing wills.-N. F Suashine. Do what you can to make sunshine in the world. Lift up the curtains. We do not mean the eirtalns of the room, but the curtains which darken the spirit of your brother, your friend, your neigh bor, or even of a stranger, if the curtain strings are within your convenient reach. Lift up the curtains, and let the sun shine In. Light is better than darkness, and how cheap it is! A kind and cheer ing word to one wbo is in trouble and is perplexed, and almost discouraged; a word of heartfelt sympathy to the affict ed; a loving word of counsel to the young; a word of assurance to ,he doubt nlog; a "soft word which, though it but ters no parsnips, turneth away wrath," to the prejudiced and unreasonably pro voked ; all such words as these are sun shine to those to whom they are spoken. "I have never found anything else so cheap and so useful as politeness." said an old traveler to us once. lie then went on to state that, early In life, finding how useful It was, frequently, to strangers, to give them some information of which they were in search, and which he possessed. he had adopted the rule always to help everybody he could in such little oppor tunities as were constantly offering in his trave's. The result was, that out of the merest tridles of assistance, rendered in this way, had grown some of the pleas antest and most valuable acquaintances that he had ever formed. How many great men have testlfed that their whole lives have been influenced by some single remark made to them in their boyhod! And who cannot recall words spoken to himself in his childhood, to which, perhaps, the speaker attached no importance whatever, but which sank deep and immovably into his memory. and which have never lost their power over him? Make sunlight! the world at best is dark enough. Do what you can to make it more ch erful and happier.-Exehange. Beauty of Old People. MXx and women make their own beanu ty or their own ugliness. Lord Lytton speaks in one of his novels of a man " who was uglier than he had any busi ness to be;" and if he could but read it, every human being carries his life in his face, and's good-looking or the reverse as that life has been good or evil. On our features the fine chisel of thought and emotion are eternally at work. Beauty is not the monopoly of blooming y ung men and of white-and-: ink maidens. There is a slow growing beauty that only comes to perfection in old age. Grace be longs to no period ofa:e. and goodness improves the longer it exists. We have seen sweeter smiles from a lip of seventy than upon a lip of seventeen. There is the beauty of youth and the beauty of holiness-a beauty much more seldom met, and more frequently found in the arm-chailr by the ire with grandHildren around his knee, than in the ball room or promenade. lbaband and wife, who have fbght the world aide by side, who hrave made eommon mtock of joy and sor ow, and aged together, are not Intfe quently foaund eurioasly alike in personl ,ppeasees, rand in pktch sad tone of a se--it as twin peb s oa the beh, xposed to the same tidal Influesaes, are ach other's second self. He has gained a feminine something, whleh brings his manhood into full relief. She has gaed a measculinae something whieh acts as a foil to her womahood.--Ld's Maagesia. Activity of the Im h S leep. Undoubted proof has been adbded that the energy of the intellect is sometimes ster durlnag sleep than at other times, and many a problem, it is asserted, has been solved n sleep wbhich has puamzled the wakiag sense. Cabals tells us that Prranklin on several ocaions mentioned to him that he had been asisted in dreams in the eonduct of many ardhirs it which he was er ed. Coadillae states that while wrtingliCourse of Studies he was fre qntu obliged to leave a chapter ineom lte ad nd etire to bed, and that on awak ing hefound it, on more than one oea so. anished La his head. In likel manier Coadoreet would somedtmmes leave his compliested calculatlons auninshed, and after e ring to rst rwoald fand their re mlts nafolded to him in his dreams. La Fotalae and Voltaire both composed vanes tlheir saleep, whicbh they coud re peat on awakLing. Dr. Johnslon relates thatb he eas la adremam had acoatestof rwLt with some other pern, and that he was very mueh mortded by ima~ nlng that his antagonist had the better ot him. Coleridge in a dream compowdel the wild and beautiful poemof Kubla Khanu. which had been suggesttd to him by a passeag he had read in Purchas's Pilgrimage be fore be flH asieep. On awakling he had ia distinet recola of betweer 900 and 300 lines, anad. taklangwriting materials. began eagerly to set them down. UnfortunaMtey he was interrupted before a quarter of the tsk wa- done-was called away to atrendl to some business which detained him an hour-and found when he returnedm to his writing that the rem inder had vani.heal from his memory. Tha most remark ible testimony of this kind Is perhaps that of Sir Thomas Browne, who declAred that, if it were possible, he would prefer to carrl on his studies in his dreams, so much more elfficient were his faculties of mind when his body was asleep. lie further adds that were his memory as faithful as his reason is then fruitful. he would prefer that season for his devotions. A WeaderflI Exploit. Os March 3, 1868, a train on Benning ton and Portland Railroad was snow bound about threeourths of a mile from Shaftabury. The weather was intensely cold; there were no provisions on the train; fuel was nearly exhausted; night was approaching, and the situation began I to look desperate. Mr. Hills' two small children wese with him, and one of them, too young to be led with arguments. clamored for something better. The sn perintentknt of the road, Mr. F. C. White, was on the train, but strange to say, the I snow wouldn't clear the track for a rail- 1 road king. In his helplessness he was entirely at a loss for any means of relief. until Captain Hills, without instruments i of any kind, except the wireon the poles. rosed, nevertheless, to telegraph to t Rutland. The superintendent was in credulous, but Captain H. quickly cut the I wire, and communicated with the officers of the road at Rutland, merely striking I the ends of the wire together-thus mak ing and breaking the telerraphic circuit c as he would have done with the key of an f ordinary operatinf instrument. An a engine was Immediately sent to the re lief of the blockaded train. But the en- I tire operation required the receiving, as e well as the sending of messages. This t was the crucial test of Capt. H:Uls' inge- c nulty, skill, and nerve, and, until this was r accomplishel. the superintendent and a passengers felt no assurance that the mes- 1 sage sent had been intelligibly commu. e nicated to the officers at Rutland. Strik- i ing his wires together. he wrote to the t operator at 'Rutan t, as follows : tProuble, Answer slowly. I am work- t Ing without an Instrument; I will receive t your answer through my tongue." He m touched the frosty wire to his tongue, , with the same result, at first, as that en- d toyed ',y the boy who undertook to lick c the frost from his skate-steel, but found a that the steel knew more about licking than he did. The wire wouldn't let go , antil it was warmed, and then kindly took >t the skin off with it. So the wire was lengthened and carried intotheear. After it was warmed, Captain H. received the messages by putting one end of the wire above and the other end under his tongue I mnd letting the' electric current pass through it, when bhe was able to read by t the succeseesion of sharp and somewhat f painful electrlc shocks. His success was i perfect-and he not only senta and received t nes-ages for the superintendent but for I everal of the passengers. The only ill e 3onsequence of the exolit was the total r loss of taste which Captain II. suffered ( For several days afterwards.-Aicago t Nibuae. t Decadence of the Prie Irlg. f AND now even Lord O'Bildwin, the I gigantic smasher, has set his face sternly against the prize ring. It is too vile a s rhing to receive his support. He has u tiven it a patient trial, and at last is forced t to throw up his hands with an exclama- t ton of disgust. O'Baldwin has suffered I much for his profession since coming to America. He has borne imprisonment I like a martyr, but the fail terrors could not drive him from his high and holy a mission. He cared not for prison bars so long as his friends rallied around him in the brief days of his liberty, and applauded him as a heroic representative of he man ly art of self-defense. But when these I friends turned against him, and with r cowardly blows struck him down in a ring where a rude kind of chivalry and physical manhood were presumed to go a iand in hand, the proud heart of O'Bald- i win was touched, and he resolved to suffer martyrdom no more. From the jail at I Steubenville the Irish pugilist sends forth a a manifesto closing with these portentous , words: "Since prize-ighting no longer e deserves the name, and the question at is sue is not who 14 the best man, but where t he was born, and if his nativity does cot su.t, what other means can be adopted, t even to murder, if necessary, to prevent his defeat I abandon forever the prize ring to such men as Riley, eohegan and their cowardy tools." This isad, and ret it is cheering. Sad for the reason that D'Baldwin should have wasted so much dfa vlorous life in a cause which be is forced to confess is without manhood or honor; and cheering because the retire ment of the Irish giant from the ring rives rise to the hope that prizeighting t has seen its best days in America. When he ring beoomts solow as to be branded s the synonym of thievery and cowardlee by a professional bruiser llke O'Baldwin, rhen let us trust its indeed pst redemp- 4 ion. Having retilred from therin in di ust, we are a little bit curious to learn mow Lord O'Baldwin proposes to make himself usefal. Will he carry a hod, or runa gin mlllt-lirf, Feld sad Fans, t Ws are aorry to record that the women a employed in .the Treasury Department a have been accused a a body, both on the boor of Congress and elsewhare, of beia t loose and immoral in their character. It I Is doubtless true that some improper women nave beea employed in the Tresa sury. It would be mido if out of so many women aemployed it wereotberwise, ander the former shmpe t sytem oftp 1 poatment, But th mor than ualineon siderable propot are otherwie than iruouys wemeeM ,sl ( salantance with the eta The s im truthis that these women as a class m vastos, a modest, as intll tas repetbleuand as mdisreet and ldy-lile In their demeanor as the ladiesof any cormuonity of which we know, ad that 1 even the few who coneatitute the unafortu nate exeptionsa to tills eneomlum are coaell, by the force of the common ament af btbh men and women In the Department, to conduect themselves di eetly and ply while there. Coald teir l itraduers ivitit the Department ad obsrvee ti ~mertet of the woman eerkas,day aer dy' l emid they me them at their fatigulfa emoy meat; id they know that mostofthem I' have ither childre or youn brothers and uistrs or aged and la parents dependena t apo them br support; that smany of them lost the sm arm which they had hoped woul ?d-theam frm want and miery durinag the st war, that manv were the.mse'lves on the -eld of bat tkle or in the ho-pital. ministering, as only woman can, to the sicek, the wounded and the dying, and that most of them if de prived of their positions would have scarcely any other resource for the sup port of themselves and families tban the charity of friends or of the world, we are sure that an end would be put at once and forever to the de traction of the women who earn their bread by hard labor in the Tr,-amlurv Department. - .Seribner's for Ap, i/. Ta. phlrnix was raised in a hot bed, and that'< what ekea him soar. Lengevity. To have a good chance for longevity, an originally good constitution-that is a sound internal me %halism-is of im mense advantage; though to this primary excellence we must nedi add carefulness in the art of living. Even philosophy does not wear men out, unless when their constitutions are naturally weak. Vol taire, who, at his hirth, was put into a quart-pot. could never, by any other mode of lifit than the on.- he chose, have been floated on to eighty-four; whereas no one was surpbed to see Theophrastus tod ding about the Agora at a hundred and seve,. or Democritus enjoying his last laugh at Abdera, when time had wreath ed his brow with the laurels of a hundred and nine years. The lives of such men always active, and therefore always pleas ant, may he regarded as worth more than a thousand years of such vapid and worth le-s existence as those of the YOg1his, even though it should be true that they some times rucko a up two huncied anniversa riesof their birthdays. They do nothing to adorn or soft -n human life, but instead grovel in self-torture, and the hideous gratification of vanity, as long as they de form the earth. If there be a secret of long life, it is nature only that holds pos- I session of it. Man neither knows nor can know how it may he fabricated ; but when the germ of longevity has been con- . ceived in the frame, it may either be sut fered to spring up, flourish, bear fruit, and then in onedkince to the hidden law which originally gave it force, decay, and become extinct, when that force has been expended, or, by previously contracting the designs of nature, be cut short of its career, so that the vitality originally I meant to endure possibly for a hundred and eighty-five years, may at any inter- 1 mediate stage Ibe forcibly quenched. Like 4 rlocks, the machinery of our frames may I he wound up for this or that length of 4 time, and go on ticking for that period, I If left to itself; but itis no doubt possible to put a spoke in the works, and stop them by vice or folly, whenever our mad- 1 ness may prompt us to such a deed. It is within every one's experience that hun- I dreds of their acquaintances, with good I tiances of longevity, have literally thrown E away their lives through sheer perversity I of conduit. They would die, and their 8 wish has been gratilfed.-CAamber.' Jour seal. 1 The Symmes Theory of the Earth. a - According to this, the earth is globalar, hollow, and open at the poles. The dim- I eter of the northern opening is about two thousand miles, or four thousand miles from outside to outside. The south open- I ing is somewhat larger. The planes of these openings are parallel to each other, I but form an angle of IS deg. with the I equator, so that the highest part of the 1 north plane is directly opposite the loy E est pa t of the south plane. The shell of l the earth is about one thousand miles I thick, and the edges of this shell at the 1 openings are called verges, and measure, I from the regular concavity within to the regular convexity without, about fifteen hut dred miles. the verges occupy about 25 deg., and if delineated on a map would show only the outer half of the verge, I while all above or farther from the equa- I tor, both north and south, would lie on the apex and within the verge. All the a polar regions upon the present map : would be out of sight. The meridian lines extend at right angles from the, equator to the outer edges of the verges, 1 and then wind around along the surface , of the verges, terminating at the points directly under the highest parts of the verges both north and south. The line which marks the location of the apex of the northern verge begins at a point in Lapland about 08 deg. N. and 2O deg. E. froa London on a meridian traversing Spitsbergen, whence it passes southwest across the Atlantle Ocean and the southern part of Greendand, through IIundon's Bay and over the continent to the Pacific near Cook's Inlet, thence across the Fox Islands, to a point about 86 deg. N. and 160 deg. W., nearly south of Behring's Straits. Then it passes over the Pacific, crossing the south part of Kamtchatka, continuing northwest througn Siberia, entering Europe across the Ural Mountains, in latitude about i5ts deg. N., and passing near the Arctic coast. over the mouth of the White Sea, to the point of starting.-Attlatic for April. Provlng toe Maeh. Walter Savage LaTlor used to relate an' anecdote of one of our julges. Being on cireuit, two old men were brought before him as witnesses, and, according to eus tom be began to chat with them, among I other things, about their age, for the pur- 1 pose of giving a moral lesson to the young "Well. my good man," said he to the firt witness, "how old may you be" " About eighty-seven, my lord." "I daresay, now, you have lived a very sober life ?" ' Yes, my lord; Ihaven't been tilpsy for the last eixt' years." "There!" cried his lordship, turning to the aentlemen t the bar, "von se what a Bae tblahing sobriety Is! the wit nes looks as though he would live twen I nedded assent. In his turn, another witness am forward; who looked p la(y ale and robust, "And bow odare you, DeandP' lI. quired the Julge. " 'Ninety4ve, my lord," was the reply. _.-N -n '.1 answer for it, you bsve led a sober life-bsven't your' Witneass baung hls bead, and sawernd : " I don'tllke to samy abforeall thea gea tbemea." "Never mlad; speak eLt." "Well, then, my lord, Ihave~'t gone to bed sober for the last seventy years." At this bhis lordship looked rather blank, ad the bar smiUed. The judgethen asd: "' We will proeed with the ease, genatle mear."-CI-mm&ek ' J ewasl. TIas army register, for the crrent year, sbows that the comuissloued por tion of te United States army Laeludes aymlte 108 eI1agbts oladams. 425 ( cavalry omers, I74l atlllery -.6sr, 881alhatri of.ers, 8 pronssors, S cadets, ad 37 ofloers dtrd e em setve serele, skig a total of ,7r0. There a .SI o mers n the active list; and, centmary to the general ipression, only 866, or less than oe third .f them, are graduates of West L'oint. I. regard to dissgrea.,le and formida ble things, prudence does not consist in evasion orin flight, but In courage. He who wishes to walk in the most peaceful parts of life with any serenity must screw himself up to resolution. Let him front the object of his worst apprehen sion, and his stoutness will commonly make his fear groundless.-EEmersoa. A narxaYso saloon has for one of its sluns: - Man wants but little her h low, but wants that little strong'" Besteratlem of Berned Carreacy. Tau identification and restoration of notes which have been burnt is a difficult and Interesting operation. Every one has observed that a printed paper after having been burnt, if not subjected to a stronr draft or roughly handled. retains its origi nal form, and that tie printing is dlitin-ct and legible, and appears as if it had been raised or embossed on the paper, built that If it is touched never so gently it crumbles into dust. Notes in this condition are fre quently receivedt at the Il)partmtent for redemption. The eon. ter subhijects e:Lct note and fragment of a note to a eare'flul inspection in a strongr light. under a pow erful glass, until she determnines thel de nomination and isane, and then pastes it upon a piece of thin tough paper in ordler that it may oe safely handled. Bu, llt thi p:sting, by destroying the raised or em bossed appearas -e, at once and forever precludes all chance of again identifying the kind or denomination of the niote. Henceforth it is but a plain, black piece' of paper, giving no indication that it ever represented mon:ey. It is therefore very necessary that thecounter should be quite sure that her judgment is correct lbefore the note is pasted upon the paper. She must also,-a most difficult tLask.-de-ter mine whether the note is genuine or coun terfeit. And yet 'onnterfeits are discov ered by these experts among the charred remains of notes with almost as much certainty as among perfect Inote. Charrel notes of National banks have occasionally come into the possession of the Depart ment, and have been restored in this man ner and returned for redemption to the banks which issued them, accompanied by the affidavits of the counters that they were the remains of notes of the bank.' to which they were returned. In most eases they were promptly andl cheerfully redeemed. But occasionally a surly bank ricer, unable or unwillingto trace any re semblance to bank notes, or at least to the notes of hisb' k. in the plain black pietes ft paper returned to him, and inlinenceet by a desire to effect a little saving for the etockholders, refused to red em and chal lenged the Department to the proof. ' All positive ocular proof having been destroy ed when the notes were restored and. pasted, the Department was compelled to submit to the loss. Onee some of the experts were granted leaves of absence, without pay from the Government, for the purpose of restoring i large quantity of burnt money bclolng ing to the Adams Express Company. Thils was permitted partly because it was known that there was no one else who Gould perform thbervice., without whlic.h the company would hbe subjected to great loss, but principally because the comp tymv affered to pay them much mnore for Ihteir time and labor than they were receiving from the governme'nt. and it was thought that their long and faithful services justly entitled them to this addition to their meager salaries. The money was taken rrom safes recovered fromu tihe wreck of a burnt steamer which had been lying for four or five years at the bottom of the Missisasppi. and the notes were so burnt, lecayed, and damaged as to be ab-olttely worthless, unless identified and re'stored. Vet nearly every note of the' olne hundred ,ani eights-one ithonatn d!ollars in Unite States anad National Bank notes recovereed was restored with unerritng certa:itvy and redeemed at it. full fa:ce valie. The ('hi 'ago and It-Ion fires have for the last year and a half furnished h mnt inote,. enough to keep all the experts or tl.m olffce pretty constantly employ'ed.-Seri4 nsrr' for April. Ralning Mirrors. Many fine mirrors are spoiled. and the'ir owners cannot utnlderstand tlhe reasonl. The Mfereantite J.ur. al a:yse: It is a fact worth knowing, but which does not seem generally understool, that the amalgam of tin fail with mercury. which is spread on glass plates to mam:ke looking-glas.,ses, is very readily crystal ized by ictinic solar rays. A miirror hung where the sun can shine on it is usually spoiled ; it takes on a granulated appearance familiar to housekeepers, though they may not be acquainted with its cause. In such a state the article is nearly wo'-thlJes. the continuity of its surface is destroyed, and it will not rntlect outlines with any approach to precision. Care should therefore be exe'rcised in hanging. If any of our readers have mirrors which appear to be sp iling, it. would he well to ascertain whether the di rect sunlight strikes them. If thus ex po ed, they can probably te saved fromn urther injury by simply changing their position. The back as well as the front, must be protected. A sm:dl glass Ialng in a window, where the rays strike it be' hind. is peculiarly expolsed. The back should always he covenredl where the beams are likely to tonch it. The greate-t danger to moking-glasses, however, is in transrporting themn. Very rzpensive ones have been seriously in. lured by careless handling when merely carried aeross a street. The me:m who move furniture are seldom, fully aware of these possibilities, and need to be call toned ad watched. Frequently a man or boy may be seen in the street carrying a mirror in such a way that the full glare of a naooaday sun strikes andl injurens it. Owners of such arteSles would. as a rul., be able to keep and use them mnuch longer if they would exercise more cautiom iin this regard. To re-ilver a pk.r-hals oaen eost as much as one-fifth of time orignal prioe of the article, while tim.' commos glass is seldom worth resilver t is alaO well to avoid hangring a mir ror near a stove or fireplace where the heat radiated can reach it. If this pre eaution is m cte, granulation is likely to oecur, even in a comparatively dark room, by the ifluence of warmth Instead of l'gbLht. A lamp, orgajet,f placed too close while burnin, tbouh it may not rack the glass, will often bring about the same injurious crystaliation, and will -even some times cause the amalgam to melt and run off. Tuoss of us who have flattered our slves that we were deseendants of IDar-. win's monkeys will be plunged intoa gulf of deep despair. hatinig rolrf. Cohn's theory that the human race al sprung from a east Ihaugo. Prof. Csh has. give, this matter such eadli eonsidera-: tics that there n be s drbt aLbout the orreetnes of Ts N1 . He is now cdirln adm ? L ait r view of as Ta little posteat Rockland, Me.. takes more orein money orders thama New York or my other ofBee in the eoura try. A large number of 8eotch, English and Irish stone-cutters are employed it, the "riamr Quor there, who take th~ mode of Wmndin money to their famllie. ia the Old World. Oa ouneeof wahoo(wPinged-elm) ar., added to a quart of pure whisky and tkC: in doses of one teaspoonful half an llmor after each meal, is very exceflent in dy- pepias. A wono to the wise-keen so.