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/ i ï- 7 /tA &- 1 AL. * r t V X LV ♦ 1 W 4 J A' y m **# ' f. -J Terms : $2-00 per Annum, in Advance fthahw fancirn* Hte Jtofrk zMhttiU Hi. &. D- ŒAMBSBLL, Publisher- } 2XTO- 13. ar*X3OT?O^T, 2ÆXSS., SA.TO J HflSb A " ST, -AJPjEBXXj -4, 1S©5, VOL. XXI, IN PRISON. [The following poeai was written by a young convict nowaervtag out bi« «enteuce in the Coonecticnt Stal» prison.] God pity the wretched prisoner In hie lonely cell to-day! Whatever the sin that tripped him, God pity him still, Ipray, Oaly a glimpse of sunshine Through solid walls of stoae. Only a patch of azure To starve his hopes upon. Only surging memories Of a past that is better gone, Only scorn from women. Hate from men well born; Only remorse to whisper Of a life that might have been; Only a hopeless future For the distance yet anseen Oaee we were little children. And then oar unstained feet Were led by a gentle mother Toward the golden street, Therefore, if in life's forest We since have lost our way, For the sake of her who loved us, God pity us stiil, I pray! O, mother, gone te heaven! With earnest prayer I ask That your eye may not look earthward On the failure of your task ! For evea in those mansions, The choking tears would rise, Though the fairest band in hearen Should wipe them from your eyes. And you who judge us harshly, Are you sure the stumbling stone, Thst tripped the feet of others. Might not have bruised your own. Are you sure the sad faced angel Who writes our errors down, Will ascribe to you more honor Than to him on whom you frown. Or if a steadier purpose L'nto your life is given, A stronger will to conquer, A smoother path to heaven ; If, when temptations meet you You crush them with a smile, If you can chain pale Passion And keep your lips from guile. Then bless the band that crowned yon! Remembering, as you go, ft was not your own endeavor That shaped your nature so; And sneer not at the weakness Which made a brother fall. For the band that lifts the fallen, God loves the best of all ! PUBLIC SCHOOLS. NO. VIII. WHY THEY SHOULD BE MAINTAINED. preceding papers, the methods d of teaching ' tne primary branches' and the philosophy of methods have been discussed, and practical sug gestions have been given, designed to inspire the teachers of public schools with a spirit of improvement and to aid them in doing better work in the school-room than they have done heretofore. Also, in the first article some reasons were given why the State should foster her com mon schools. It is the design of this article to continue that line of thought. In the rural districts the public schools are the only ones patronized, and unless the rising generation is to grow up in ignorance, « r, at least, with very limited attain ments, the people must awake to the importance of having the schools continue eight months in the year, or longer. It is economy to educate the masses; ignorance costs the State annually far more than enough to maintain common schools the year round, especially if the c nnmon schools be restricted, as they should be, to the purely elementary branch es, and the school-age be limited from eight to fifteen years of age. If we ever hope to turn the tide of IMMIGRATION In towards Mississippi, Free Schools for small children must be main tained by State. The people who come to America from Europe are accustomed to Free Schools; and among the first inquiries they make upon landing in New York is wheth er this State or that surpasses in ed ucational facilities. Nor need we deluile ourselves with the hope that the people of the Northwest will purchase homes in Mississippi, until our system of Public Schools will compare favorably with that in Ohio or Missouri. To support the Uni versity and the A. & M. College is right and proper. The advantages of the one are enjoyed by about 200, and of the other by about 300 pu pils. The annual cost of education per pupil at Oxtord may be ascer tained by dividing $30,000 by the number of pupils in attendance. It will be found to*be about $150 for each student of the favored few whose fathers have the means to send their sons to the university. Thèceet of each pupil at the A. & M. College is indeed somewhat less ; yet at either institution, a pupil costs the State many times the amount allowed for tuition at a pub lic school in the country, which is not more than $1.60 per month for four or five months in the year, ag gregating less than one-twentieth of the amount an Oxford student costs the State, We do not think the State should do less for her higher institutions, but more for her com mon schools. The sons of the com parative poor should receive the ad vantages of disbursements from the but Stole Treasury for their tuition equal in amount to the cost to the State of the pupils at Oxford or Starkville, whose parents are finan cially able to board them from home. At the very least, they are entitled to ten months tree tuition per an uum, and this can be had by curtail ing the school curriculum and lim iting the sohool-age, as advocated in the first paper. In concluding this series of arti cles on Public Schools, we take oc casion to append herewith a brief a . BJ-reer," «y, the soc«! order, ORGANIZE! ORGANIZE! - • Last week I showed what the whis ky men were able to accomplish from an organized effort ; now I will give the experience of our Temper ance Society, which now numbers 140 members, ana quite a number of societies have been organized by officers and members of this one. To show that it was at first a small bdginning, I give the minute of our first meeting on May 25, 1883 : At the suggestion of Rev. L. E. Hall, Mr. T. A. Ledyard acted as Chairman and D. N. Heidelberg, Secretary. An opportunity was given for membership. The following names were enrolled : Rev. L. E. Hall, Rev. J. M. Phil lips, Col. J. E. Welborne, J. A. Crosby, J. P. Myer, T. A. Ledyard, J. K. Almon, W. II. Patton, D. W. Heidelberg, Frank Walton, Charlie Ferrell, Mrs. Theo Heidelberg, Miss Ada Myer and Miss Clara Me Williams. The society then went into the election of permanent officers which resulted in the choice of J. K. Al mon, President; T. A. Ledyard, Vice President ; D. W. Heidelberg, Secretary and Treasuier; W. II. Patton, Assistant Secretary. On motion, the Piesident was au thorized to appoint a % committee 'of three to draft a constitution and by laws. He appointed Revs. L. E. Hall and J. M. Phillips, and Col. J. E. Welborne On motion, the President was added to the committee, and they were to report at the next meeting, Miss Ada Myer and W , H. Patton were appointed to read essays at the meet at the Metho uesday week, 7:30 1] ? J. K. Almon, Pres't. D. W. Heidelberg, Sec'y. Our society is non-secret—take any one that will subscribe to the constitution, pledging themselves not to use or sell anything that will intoxicate, and use all honorable means to prevent others from doing so and aid in the enforcement of the laws on our statute relating to in toxicating drinks. . When we first commenced, we had a band to play for us, we were, SUMMARY OF ARGUMENTS in favor of education by the State. It teaches children that they are to become citizens ot the State. "It initi;'t*# them, (n Talleyrand, "into showing them the laws by which it is governed. It is a debt which society owes to all, and which it must pay without the slightest deduction. It is not only proper as an act of justice, but expedient as a measure of policy. England is said to pay for pauperism and crime five times as much as for education ; while, on the other hand, Switzerland pays seven times as much for education as for pauperism and crime. It produces more public and pri vate virtue, more social and political stability. To the objection that universal education unfits the members ot a community for the lowf*r and more laborious pursuits of life, reduces the ranks of mechanics and day la borers and increases unduly those of the professions, thus diminishing producers and increasing consumers, it may be replied : The education of the masses will not extend beyond elementary edu cation. Those from lowly positions rise to eminence by means of native talents whose exercise is beneficial to the community. Many styled non-producers, by in ventions and discoveries sometimes increase the producing power of labor a hundred per cent. The in ventor of the steam engine, the cot ton gin, or the sewing machine, might never have done a day's work in his life, yet on that account he certainly could not be regarded as a non-producer. The educated intelligence and in dustrial skill, and not mere muscu lar p <ywrr , c mw titate the most pro ductive part of a nation's capital ; and this is best maintained and aug mented by a system of Public Schools. Without free education, our dem ocratic institutions will prove a fail d the of the the the the of ure. The talents of God demands it. the children we dare not hide in a napkin and bury in the earth X. Y. Z. are and ed we will will is pu the It for few to & ; the is for ag of the ad the next meeting. Adjourn»!,.J dist church on p. ra. a a laughed at, we went on, and the re sult is there is no whisky aold with in thirty-eight miles of Shubuta either way. When we securpd a majority petition for the county, and our county incorporated against the sale or giving away of whisky, wine, beer, bitters, or anything that will intoxicate, they cursed us, and now nearly all the county bless the Shubuta Temperance Society for the good its efforts have aeeomplish W. H. Patton. ed. Legal Prohibition of the Liquor Tratte Every great reform in the course of its develppement is s*id to it-fe Æf » »ten oT it by the tical mind. In the second, it is de nounced as unworthy of notice. While in the third stage its expe diency is conceded and its practical character acknowledged by all. That the movement in favor of the legal prohibition of the liquor traffic has met with ridicule, derision, and contempt, is neither surprising nor important. No great movement running counter to.all the customs and habits of thought of a people ever had a different experience. If it is grounded on a just principle its ultimate success is assured. Writers like John Stuart Mill, Laboulaye, and Von Humboldt have sought to contract the limits of State legisla tion as much as possible without de stroying the existence of the State. But we are willing to grant them that there is a circle around every individual which no government ought to overstep. No one denies that to-day. Mill has drawn it, and to say with him, this reserved terri tory includes all that part which con cerns only the life, whether inward or outward of the individual, and does not affect the interests of others, or affects them only through the moral influence of example. Or we may adopt the limitation of State action as laid down by Von Hum boldt, and say that to protect its cit izens the State must forbid or re strict those actions having an im mediate relation to the actor alone, whose consequences injure others in their rights ; that is, which, without their consent, diminish their freedom or their goods, or from which these results may fairly be apprehended to proceed. Docs the prohibition of the traffic in intoxicating liquors fall within any such limitation of State action as is lidre marked out ? It certainly does not. No one can doubt but that the results which may fairly be apprehended to proceed from the traffic in intoxicating liquors, dimin- ish both the freedom and the goods of others, by creating a criminal class to prey upon both, and a pau- per class to be supported at the pub- lic expense. No rule of limitation can be laid down which permits the existence of the State, and yet de nies to it the power to protect itself against an evil and a wrong which would undermine the very founda tions upon which the. social fabric rests. If the natural and proximate results of intoxication are disorder, violence and crime, he must needs be bold indeed who would deny to the State the right to protect its en dangered interests by prohibiting the endangering act. But it is sometimes said that every one has a right to'buy, sell, and drink intoxicating liquors ; that to deny him this right is to unjustly interfere with his natural freedom from restraint. This argument im plies that this "natural freedom from restraint" is some valuable right which a man possessed in a state of nature, and which it is, therefore, the duty of the State to recognize and protect Every one, however, ought to know what has been shown over and over again, that in no proper or valuable sense has any suc h liberty existed or been possi ble. A state of nature in which man is to be considered as an indi vidual without regard to family or political relations, with a right to do as he pleases, is a state of perpetual warfare and contention. It is by no means certain that there ever was such a thing as a natural as distin guished from a social state. But if there was, man, when he passed from his natural into his social state, merged his natural in his civil rights. And civil rights aré defined by Jus tice Cocley as embracing the right to everything not harmful to the public, or to individuals. Whenever a private right becomes injurious, noxious or offensive to thfc public good, then the private right becomes subordinate to the public right, which community has to demand protection therefrom. Acts, inno cent in themselves, acquire from circumstances the quality ef injur - ing the public. To carry arms on one's "person for purpose of self-pro tection in, in itself, an innocent act per se. But where citizens gener ally carry arms, the tendency is to create disorder and cause unjustifia hie taking of human life. The State, therefore, prohibits the carrying o dangerous weapons concealed upon one's person. So the building oT a is prac depot for the storage of powder is in itself harmless ami innocent, but the erection of a bailding for such purpose in the centre of a crowded city becomes, from the surrounding circumstances, dangerous to tkè community, and is consequently not allowed. The same .is true in refer ence to fire wprks in large towns which is sometimes forbidden for similar reasons. So it may be said of the traffic in liquors, that not* withstanding it may be innocent per te, it may, by jforcc$f circumstances, be injurious to the public welfare and dangerous to the public peace, And if this be so, the private right of ul« has become subordinate t« tbe greater one 0^ oublie .protection, We conclude, «let »fore, that no man has a natural or civil right to indulge in a traffic which renders life and property insecure, which promote» immorality and creates.public pau pers to be supported at the public expense. If it appears that the traf* fic in liquor does all this, the justice of the principle that would prohibit and stamp out the whole miserable traffic cannot be denied. States possess by the law of their existeuce, certain rights or powers which are the inherent attributes of 8overeignty. Among these is what is known as the police power. Fichte terms this^power "the Mediator be* tween the State and its citizens," No one denies such a power to the State. Jeremy Bentham describes "police" as a system of precaution for the prevention of crimes or ca lamities, and distributes its business into 'eight distinct branches, three of which we desire to consider, in connection with the duty of the State toward the traffic in intoxicat ing liquors. These are, 1. Police for the prevention of offences. 2. Police of the public health. 3. Police of charity.—Princeton Review. Helps for Homely Women. - In these days of improvement in all the mechanical arts, there is small need for any person to wear false teeth. Proper care and treat ment begun in early life will pre serve to almost every person his or her teeth to good old age. There is no one feature which more disfigures a woman's face than bad teeth, £vcn though nature give<i the mjet perfect cupid's arch for a mouth, black, decayed, or false teeth will utterly destroy it, and ruin an oth erwise pretty face. The curves about the mouth are almost iuvaria bly ruined by the plate upon which faise teeth are fastened, and the face takes on a hard, repellant look, which is quite foreign to it natur a l] v X good dentist should be consult ed even about a child's first teeth, because the manner in which they grow and are lost has a great effect upon the second set. The longer the first ones are preserved in good order the better will the second ones be. Crowded or projecting teeth may easily be re-arranged if taken in time. Care of the^teeth should be one of the most stringent of home rules ; no child should be allowed to have its breakfast until the teeth have been brushed, and no child should be al lowed to grow up without being taught that a good night's rest can not be obtained without a thorough brushing of the teeth before retiring, This will require great care and pa tience on the part ot the mother or nurse, but if the welfare of the child be at heart the duty will not beneg lected. Choose rather a soft brush, and use only clear water or a bit of fine soap with it. Another very es sential habit to be taught a child, is to use a wooden or quill toothpick after each meal; j ins, needle's, or metal toothpicks fjiould never be used, as they crack the enamel very soon. There is a wide range of substances and preparations used to cleanse and beautify the teeth, 4hd also to act on them through the medium of the gums. One lady whose teeth are beautifully white, declares that she has never used anything but tepid water and common table salt. An other avers that pure soap haa been her only dentrifice, and that nothing could serve her purpose better. Charcoal recently burnt, acts me chanically and chemically in clean ing, whitening, and deoderizing the teeth, and thus undoubtedly super ior to all other substances as a den tifrice. Pumice stone ià hne powder is very generally present in the various advertised dentifrices which are es teemed for rapidly cleansing and whitening the teeth. It is consider ed a highly objectionable ingredient in a tooth powder intended for daily use, but it may be used twice or thrice a month without injury. Bath ,brick is another substance of a simi lar nature, though somewhat less gritty, and, like pumice-stone, should be only occasionally *nd cautiously employed. . Powdered rhatany-rtot, cinchona bark, quinine and alum are often added to dentifrices on account of their efficacy in foulness, tenderness, bleeding and sponginess of the gums, Myrrh and mastic are also employed on account of their presumed tonic and preservative action on the g and their power of fixing 1 teeth. Borax is also very servicea ble m such cases, Great care should be used m se lecting tooth paste and powder, for it is an easy matter to discolor the teeth or destroy the enamel by using a vile nostrum. The following list includes some of the best prépara* tione in common use, and may be used without fear of injury, Prepared chalk, mixed with one hai ™ weight d cuttle-fish bone, witS> *opa " f o| of cloves, makes a simple and excellent powder *oi frequent use. To this may be added one-third its weight of powdered castilesoap, which will, it is claimed, whiten the teeth rapidly and remove the tartar. Another preparation, variously scented and slightly modified, forms one of the commonest tooth powders of the perfumers and druggists. The formula is as follows : Burnt harts horn, 8 ounces ; cuttle-fish bone, 2 ounces; Orris root, 1J ounce; Ar menian bole, 1^ ounce ; oil*ot cloves, or essence of Ambergris, or musk, 20 drops. The following formula was given in the London Lancet a few years since, and highly recommended by its editor in cases of foul, spongy, or scorbutic'gums, loose teeth, etc.: Red cinchona bark, 1 ounce ; Ar menian bole, 1 ounce ; cinnamon, A ounce ; bicarbonate of soda, 4 ounce; oil of cinnamon, 3 drops. For the charcoal powder, recently prepared charcoal should be used, reduced to fine powder. It should be kept in a bottle, carefully exelud ed from the air. The addition of scents and medicinals greatly injures it, and much of either of them com pletely destroys those properties which render it so valuable as a den- tifrice. Willow charcoal, the same that is used for gunpowder, is usual ly employed by the perfumers and druggists. A wash for sweetening the breath and preserving the teeth is made by putting a tew drops of spirits ot cam phor in a wine glass of water, For smokers, or persons troubled with a foul breath, a wash may be made as follows: : A solution of chloride ot lime, with an equal measure of rectified spirits, with one-half its measure of rose or orange-flower water. This should be used very sparingly and eautiously, and only occasionally, al ways remembering to rinse the mouth thoroughly with tepid water after using. A very simple wash, and one not the least harmful, maybe made as follows : Dried red rose leaves, 1 ounce ; boiling water, pint. In fuse for three hours, then press out and strain the liquid.. After repose, decant the clear portion into a glass or porcelain vessel, and add three quarters ot a pound of clarified honey ; evaporate, by heat ot a water bath, to a proper consistency, and set aside in a cool place. Ihe next day pour off the clear portion for use. Add water till it is diluted for use. I might fill pages with recipes, all *of which are good, but I have given enough to answer all purposes. In the use of these one must be careful not to abuse them, for even the best powder or wash may be used too frequently. Many There are wh) know not moderation, and things upon the principle that if little is good a good deal is better, Once a day is often enough to use any preparation on the teeth. Clear water, or water and soap, wiJ an swer at all times. Fanchon, in Doi caa Magaz ine. ^ ^_ Pitiful Hcene in a Court Room, urns oose use a A venerable man, hale and hearty, stood before Justice Duffy at the Jefferson Market Police Court yes terday afternoon. Although the snows of nearly seventy Winters had whitened his head ana moustaches, he was as straight as an arrow, tie had the Roman features, the flashing gray eyes, and the ruddy complexion of Major George W. McLean and other veterans of the Old Guard. He held a silk hat in his left hand, and hisattire was faultless. A small er man, made prematurely old by dissipation, stood at his side. His clothes were shabby, and he twirled his frosted moustache with tremulous fingers. His hollow eyes had a fe verish lustre, and there was deep lines in his face. His manner w >s ap prehensive, and he moistened his lips with his tongue as he pleaded with the whte-haired gentleman. Judge," said the Roman-faced veteran in a courtly manner, "1 wish £ ou would commit my son to the iland. He is a hopeless drunkard. It is my only hope for his reforma tion." "Father, oh, father!" exclaimed the man at his side, in accents of grief, "Not thi3 time, not this time! Please give me one more chance." There were tears in his eyes. The 44 old man was as immovable as a statue. lie kept his eyes fixed on the Judge. In WÎJ colAna almost .utile» I;e j urged the Judge to send his son to the workhouse. ... "Don t listen to him, Judge, said , the younger .man. ''He don't mean it. Oh, I'm sure he don't mean it. Father doesn't know what he is sav ing. "Be quiet," said the Judge. "We will hear you in due season. Old age . , J , 1 must have the precedence. Grav hairs must be respected. I n set terms the stern veteran again urged 'he punishment ot lus son. He evidently steeled his nerves before entering court, and lie was as firm as a rock. * Not for au instant, hWrever, wdnfd he trust his eves to look on his son. I hough deaf to- ins I entreaty, the sight ot his boy s misery j might sotten his heart. ^ i "Are you this gentleman s son ?' \ asked Judge Duffy of the younger ! exclaimed man. "He is my father, Judge," was the reply, after the feverish lips had again been moistend. How old are you?" the Judge inquired. "Forty-three years," was the al most inaudible answer. "Forty-three years ! the Judge in a tone cf surprise, it possible? Dissipation has made you prematurely old. You are older in appearance than your father." Then turning to the father, he asked : "For how long a time do you want your son committed ?" .The old man was stone. He had not taken his eyes from the Judge. For one year," he replied in an im passive tone. "Oh father," broke in the son in a thin tremulous voice. "For God's sake don't make it a year. Give me three months. I'll try with three— not more. Please Judge," turning to the bench appealingly, "make it three months. Here's Mr, Manche here," pointing to a gentleman re sembling Ben Franklin, who stood in the background, "He'll say a good word for me." The father was obdurate. The son pleaded so strenuously that even the heart of the Judge was touched. "I might make it nine months." he said, with an observant look at the old man. "Twelve months,' the old Roman urged, despi'e the sobbing of the de graded sou. Father," the son cried, "Not twelve, if you ever loved me. Make it six. Oh, Judge, make it six months. I'll take six months willingly, but not twelve." G V' fs i» Ç It is the Judge's duty to fix the terms of imprisonment," the Police Justice sternly said, both remember that. I give you five months, and if you behave yourself I'll let you off before that time." "Thank you, Judge," the younger man sobbed. "You have treated me better than I deserved." He turned toward his father, .but the iron-willed parent had abandoned him, and was walking from the court as stiff'as a ramrod. The commit ment was made out, and the officers took the son into the prison. Five minutes afterward the unfor giving father stood in the corrider of the down-town elevated station at eighth street, weeping as though his heart would break.— N. Y. Sun ( Jan. 10 .) You must GLEANINGS. John Ruskiu wants the sewing ma chine to go. In Soot'and they are trying divorce.« and like them. Arabi Pasha is teaching school at Colombo, in Ceylon. Statistics show that women graduate« are about a year older than men on the average. The word "hell" appears eighty-sis times in Shakspeare's writings, anc heaven 306 times. is Mrs. Diaz, wife of the Mexican presi dent, is only 25 years old. She was ? Hu bio before her resetting. One of the Washington Treasury clerks is able to count 4,000 new notes an hour f§^sevcn hours a day. John Bright says that Queen Yieto J ria's reign in England has saeriiieed $750,000,'000 and 68,000 lives in war. The old moss found more than a foot thick in various parts of Sweden proves an excellent material for paper-making. Old, broken-nosed pitchers which during the recent "ancient" craze brought $400 are now worth only 30 cents. Practical anatomy is taught in some of the public schools of New Haven, Ct., by the dissection of dead cats and rabbits. Miss Anthony, it is remarked, seems to grow younger as her years pile up. She is now 64 years old, and her face is no more wrinkled than at 50. In Madagascar no one could read sixty years ago, but now there are near ly 300,000 on the island who have some part of the bible and read it. A postal card is not mailable with any writing or printing on the address side, except the address, nor with any thing pasted or pinned to the othei side. A tendency to build cheaper houses is noted both in New York and in Brooklyn, in the anticipation that low er rents will be imperatively demanded dtfring the next year or two. The Congregational Year Book of , , ... _ , England, * llst P ub ^"!j e ^* shows that j ^ t G t a j seating capacity of 1,568,357. A Georgia editor concentrates some , ideas thus: "Gold is found in thirty six counties in this state, silver in three, diamonds in twentv-six, and whisky in id* them, and the last gets away Wilite an<J g° ld «kina, the pretty, old pattern, with the wedding ring in the center of every piece, has suddenly come illto favor; and this is reasonable?, as nothing can be in better taste than that old French china, It is claimed that the best apples to be had on this coast, and as good as there are in the world, are raised on western slope of the Sierra Nevada -SÄ"** " f ir T t 2 ' m I .... 4l . . j duntistf of 8avs that crammed i children are always destined to earlv \ toothlessness, and that the best thing ! to.do with a bantling is to treat it like a young colt, and turn it out to grass. Among the people who inhabit New Britain, which has just been annexed by Germany, is said to be a race ol men with tails. They live in the inter ior and a~e shy of visiting the coast This being a traveler's story shouldn't prejudice one against it. The Bostonian brui-er is not a fool, He fully appreciates the expensive na ture of the law. When mulcted in SICK) and costs for abusing his horse he said to his counsel, "I'd a blanked sight rather pay than appeal." There are sermons in other dense matter as well as in stones. Crime is increasing at a fearful rate in Italy. In 1*71 there were 3,210serv ing life sentences in their penal estab lishment': now i here are 0,363, of whom 2<d are female prisoners. Italy pays J'6,0ùü,000 ft r the maintenance of its penal system, while for education only $5,400,000 is set aside. The sum of $1,938,650 was spent by Americans for pictures by French art ists in 1883, and only $694,870 in 1884. The artists, if they will recall the casu alties in Wall street last year, will at once perceive that they cannot infer the Americans no longer want French pictures ;—The Current. Harrison Hahn, of Wind Gap, North ampton County, Pa., is the father of a two-year-old girl whose ears are bent forward and grown to the face. Both 3ars are without the orifice, but deaf ness is prevented by the girl hearing »very sound, no matter how light, through her nose anil mouth. The Eastman (Ga.) Times says: "Take a blade of bear grass and boil it forty minutes. Then beat it with a hammer a n<| s crape it until the threads are smooth. Suspend it to a whip for a cracker, and after it has worn a little and becomes dry it will strike lire like flint and steel when struck against dry sands." George Dolby, the historian of Dick ens' American tour has incurred the wrath of Buflalonians by recording that the novelist was struck by the ab sence of female beauty among his Buf falo audiences, and that the faces of the girls of that city were of "a sore of German-Irish- Scotch - mixed - with -In dian type." We have been favored with another Ç iece of sheet-music, says the New ork World. Ibis is "A Cry of Love, an Idylle by Le Marquis de Leuville." It is not dedicated to anybody in par ticular, and we accept it as a peace-of fering to the World. The refrain is, "O, kiss me once and let me die." Un der the circumstances we give onr re luctant consent. A New England man who inherited the estate of an uncle, which included .some papers he did not know much about, presented p-""-: •"* Treasury at Washington and was in formed that they were part of the "old debt," which ceased to bear interest in 1836. The amount was $50,000, and the interest up to 1836 $20,000. New Englander left the treasury with a $70,000 check in his pocket, in pay ment of something he bad attached no value to. The Science destroys some of the most cherished popular delusions. Catgut is derived from sheep; German silver was not invented in Germany, and it contains no silver; Cleopatra's needle not erected by her, nor in her hon or; Pompey's piliar has no historical connection with that personage; seal ing wax does not contain a particle of wax; the tuberose is not a rose, but a polyanth; the strawberry is not a ber ry;''Turkish baths did not originate in Turkey, and are not baths at all; whalebone is not bone, and contains not any of its properties. In his last word about America, in was the 'Nineteenth Century, Mathew- Arnold ridicules Sir Lepel Griffin's account of us; says he never before saw a people thoroughly suited to their institutions. He thinks'we have solved both the po litical and the social problem. He be lieves that English society cau only be reformed by abolishing the aristocracy, and describes himself in conclusion, as bound to America by the memory of great, - kindness. untiring, and most attaching So the smartest man in En land has a good word for the people e expects to lecture to next year. A fashionable Chinese lunch consists of little bits of cold chicken with sauce, little bits of hot chicken boiled to rags, morsels of pork « ith mushrooms, frag ments of cold duck with some sort of fungus, watery soup, scraps of pigs' kidneys with boiled chestnuts, verv cold rice, pickled cucumbers, garlic and cabbage, patty of preserved shrimps, all in infinitesimal portions,so that, but for the plentiful supply ot rice, hungry folks would find it hard to appease the inner wolf. All these are eaten with the deceptive chopsticks, which are as easy to use as two Faber leadpcucils. Tiny cups of w ine, follow ed by more tea, complete the repast. Total Prohibition for ever!