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J / l/trc DeSOTO TIMES vol. XXIV.-NO. 33. HERNANDO DE SOTO 00., MISS., THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1800. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. 4 the tongue. to \ (ilÄDlNG sli life, pa«'hr« hr 1 , ... ,,„,i nirb thr JjSrirrf » 1 things co there would bo fill" U it niiirbt beeo ith flowers. L nu pathway -.„..tva little •ilcctio us the day. pla hastily hei .(ijiatf" ikiics Dill Hi think it o'er, •1 i tbeda; il sliouM !"• true. honestly say ' ; nothin 1 i> clearly gentil" fault" fault" -ur I#' 1 * ; •II in houses of «lass ai Ht Qï eh du (Iwrit il rtueuf «U, ruly, iciuher h il cl fall. t.ood Housekeeping. CizHiM th Notts. b'üKin \KKII'S TALK. P L Experiences of the Mon Who Bury Us. I People to lie moderate L ! Wert h EqimdUnre*- V Lamentable Oc the Kemains Were Mixed l p. veil-known Fourth lid a 'il s rule,' a „, undertaker recently, "there is y ten a man feels so liberal I decision ■ ■is fart, «i regarding the ex mey—as when he is run eckles aiiture of sr up the expenses of a first-class island it requires a good deal of ■ »I strategy to keep him within ink and proton! ourselves frôïïi loss. n the customer is wealthy and can sd it, why naturally we are inclined inior every whim, and sometimes re do I io carlo liian |, ]ic is given us or which really (jol up m a te il a pl' iisnn to lie the star at tain of a funeral. However, all of I customers tin not possess a healthy U «count, and we have to look out bite that we do not get 'hung up.' jil long since a charming widow nr into our place to make arrange* mis tor tho funeral of her husband, fens heavily vailed, and sho sobbed it distressing manner as she took a Bind proeeeded to make known her nts, She detailed the story of her stall's illness and its fatal termina it by stating that )lfuneral must be the most im taftiunt elaborate that could be got >up. Nothing we had in tho estab taent could tie any too good. By a * carefully-ili rented questions we as laincd the age of the deceased, his ! ■atm . am! also the all-important 8 that he had h*fi his widow and fam es very moderate circumstances. As a He it of the the was or of the The Joe ago, hind k. and wound . t could compose lier as detailed to vith the quiet m that her bill should not Various styles of caskets her. and as she had some Ihtrecovered her spirits she kept up prunning fire uf <ju<-stions and sugges PJk Finally. as she was about to de ■skot which the clerk had cm appropriate, she hap qiy in another part of the s several most elaborate and lyburial casrs, which she insisted Md $250. re showr sled as n tned to looking at. In vain did tho clerk a vor to di 1 rt her attention from foMi. rhoso caskets, made in mahog isv, phony and other costly woods, * f, re trimmed with silks, satins and acosof tho rkhost kind, and were orna ttkd with solid silver and gold re the finest goods we ■ Compared with them the goods slip hud horn looking at seemed i f îTi. ami sin* wasn't slow in detecting II* iliffe P'rr. i:'-'-. and 1 m i. The clerk shut her off ■ . h by stating that they I " "I ' and that it would lie impossi P»"(»plicaV them in season for the "a llnw-pver. the bereaved widow swallow all this 'l finally she ordered an étab li' price of which ivas just Having com L tt** 1 affair, tl, hundred dolla rs. lifted her sein ta enibalmi 6(1 other dotai ltd orde •tien, sli ave her orders tig. flowei sarriagos and is. At last, when she y thing she could think uve, whereupon the , , sted her to step into - ""i ' n »'bill' he had the bill made up, »tending to ask lie ftrrentage of it, (W politely l'ei good r to pay a certain or at least to give sat V ref'Tenccs. At the word "hilt" kVa n'u a passion. "Bill," sho I ho bill was; that would proper time. The poor explain, but that only in cite called the clerk ** ,lar ' 1 names, accused him of . 'j 1 h e'ii'ï. and finally flounced il, I .!»? ' l,,fl 88 a parting shot ' ly husband shall have the best ""'rai that o so ton ing this line tle out teen He [tat rare what settled at the •talt tried m tacherait»™*. i! , , • took place in the .— ""hood, even if I have to take in ' ,,ln K to nav for it." ■r as umns curs "l\i> fc av Id,! ( >"»ny experiences similar 1 ' ,ll! ln the majority of cases our . 'fry reasonable and we ^ -i' t!li*■ u 1, y i n persuading them to i 1 tient, to ours. We much . fJ, (eal with men on such occa »(„i ' s J hf, ' V 11 "• lo*» moved by senti \V f arf more P ract ical and sensi ihM \ al,Vii ' VS Wrongly aclviso that n, 'i il ;ir rangements be left to friend of the fam* ( >mau is in no condi ansact such business. Römers are v of about the and tors. ■ were called one only daughter Ujjj I ^ Parents, who had died quite my ")• 11 k- grief e f the stricken fa- j der lily out: agi c the* funeral of a boau man, th 111!,! .Vmnif wo alth thor ami mother was quint and undem onstrative, yot, nevertheless, of the deepest nature. The father was so pros trated that he couldn't bear the thought of entering our warerooms to make any selections; he merely sent for me to call at his house and then quietly requested me to make all necessary arrangements for the funeral, and, handing me a blank cheek with his signature attached, bade mo nil it out myself. Occasionally wo receive orders for persons who are alivo and well, and whoso chances of living to a ripe old ago are «apparently as good as yours or mine. Some of these customers have heir caskets sent to their homes. Others prefer to leave them with us, and we have on hand now three of them waiting for their future occupants. One of them was built to order for a fat, jolly stock broker who ness on Nassau street. Occasionally lie calls around to take generally he taken off his boots and in sists on getting Into it, viewing himself with a hand glass to see how he will Look when he is laid out. this casket ready for him for three years, and the last time ho called lie found that he was growing so fat that it was getting to be a pretty tight fit for him; he is considering the advisability of having a new one made, ly» Loo, we receive an ordor from people who are very sick and expect to die, but who get well. They pay us for the casket just the same, and as they some times move out of town to some other city we sell the goods to somebody else, and are just so much in. frequent occurrence, but it helps a little to make good the bad bills which we in bo is in busi look at it, and Wo have had Oecasional is ex run of can do This is not a cur. "Many people who como to us have a dreadful fear that they may he buried alive, and while there is a remote possi bility that this might happen, I have never known a single instance of it in all my experience. These people insist upon my promising to observo the ut most precaution, even so far as to run red hot needles into their bodies, and other equally barbaric treatment, before they are finally consigned to tho earth. About four years ago a young called upon torriblo li ad at of out a her her im a as his As man mo one morning', in state of agitation, dreamed tho night before thut his sister, who had been re a He cOntly buried, had come to life after being placed under the sod. I tried to prove to him the utter improbability of such an occurrence, but without avail. He insisted that her grave should he opened, that he might be satisfied. I was actually horror-stricken at the sug gestion, not that I had the remotest idea that his dream could prove true, but the thought flashed across my mind that if it should be so the shock would make him a raving maniac. I tried to per suade him to defer the matter until the following day. but he positively refused. Finally, as there was no other way out of it, I consented, and, having obtained the necessary permit, the body was ex humed, and to my inexpressible relief the absurdity of the young man's dream was proven. The effect on him was magical. He looked sorrowfully on the face of his dead sister a moment and then burst into a flood of tears, and, throwing his arm around my neck, he wept from pure excess of joy. "Home people have peculiar notions about burial. I havo oftentimes been requested to place the coffin in the grave with the head pointing toward the north, or vice versa. Once I was asked if the coffin could not be placed standing up right in the grave—a request which, of course, Home people, too, about being buried on certain days of tho week, and leave a special order that their funeral shall take place on a certain day. Then there are peculiar fancies in regard to flowers and the hymns which shall be sung. Such matters as these are, of course, within reason, and are always complied with. The queer and outlandish tastes of some people are exemplified in tho case of Joe Beef, a well-known Montreal char acter,'] recently deceased, who on the occasion of his wife's funeral some years ago, ordered the brass band which ac companied the funeral procession to the cemetery to play 'The Girl I Left Be hind Me' on the way b«ack. to I was unable to grant. are superstitious of to "A custom which has sprung up re cently, and which in many respects is a good one, is to have a stenographer present at the funeral services to take down the funeral oration, prayers, and These are afterward type-writ so on. ton in appropriate form, the hymns be ing incorporated with the report, know of at least one stenographer in this city who makes a specialty of this line of business, and as he has but lit tle competition he makes a good thing out of it. teen dollars, and frequently he receives high as fifty dollars for his services. He watches closely the obituary col of the daily newspapers and I His minimum charge is fif of as of to umns regularly calls upon a number of under takers. "As a rule no unpleasant incident oc curs to mar tho successful carrying out Of course, the of a funeral ceremony, director must have his wits constantly about him and must be thoroughly ex perienced. I had one experience, though, which was most embarrassing and which caused no end of trouble, it was through the carelessness oi one of mv assistants and the assistant of one of my competi tors. 1 had received an order to send one of my wagons to tho Grand Central Depot to meet a corpse which had been expressed from Albany. It appears that my competitor had also received an or j der to get a body from the saiu* train« the pros any call bade for and old or have us, One fat, lie in will lie it for the in Both of us dispatched « man to attend to the matter, and, as neither of them thought that there might bo more than one corpse, they took no especial pains to ascertain whether they got the right a result of this carelessness each of them got the wrong one, and as both bodies were those of men the mis take was not discovered were unscrewed at the funeral for the mourners and friends to take the last look at the dead. The blunder had a ter rible effect, and as the first mourner gazed upon the features of an entire stranger she gave one wild shriek and fainted dead away in the arms of her escort. This precipitated matters, and for a while every body was panic stricken. I was dumfounded for a moment and al most spoecblss with mortification. As soon as I could recover my senses I or dered the removal of the body, and the minister closed the services with ono. As until the lids a pray I then set out to hunt up the lost corpse, and my work considerably from the fact that my com petitor had been driven well nigh crazy by much the same exDerionce at hit funeral. and er r as facilitated had As tho other body had bee taken to Jersey City for interment, it took us over three hours to straighten the matter out, and the burial services in both instances bad to bo postponed until the following day. I didn't get over my 'mad 1 for over a week, and tho first thing 1 did was to discharge tho fellow who made the mistake. My petitor's assistant also got his walking papers at the same time. Noitlier of us had nerve enough to put in a bill for our services."— N. Y. Sun, com a A FOUR-LEGGED ACROBAT. Comical Anticn and Gyimmstlo Perform* anco of a I.lttlo Tree-Toad. While walking on a country road one coo] morning in June I noticed a small object on the edge of a board fence which excited my curiosity. The object was about two inches long, and looked like a piece of putty which had been pinched on to the hoard, or, perhaps, more like the light-gray fungus growth seen on decayed trees. I approached cautiously, having a strong feeling that it might he a thing of life, although there was nothing about it to indicate that it was such. When near enough to touch it I felt con fident that it was a tree-toad, even though 1 had never before seen one. Its little head and rump were drawn down and partially under, and its legs and feet were drawn upaud folded so closely to ttie body as to make an almost sym metrical figure, the lines where the limbs touched the body being almost im perceptible. With a feeling of joy I closed iny hand over it and removed it from tho fence. To the sensitive palm of the hand its touch was cool, but not moist or "clam my," as in the case of its cousins, the common toad and the frog. Its skin felt smooth and silky. For fear of smothering the little fel low I made a pouch of my handkerchief, putting a stone in the bottom of it to make it roomy, and in that way brought him home for a closer acquaintance. When placed on the center of the library table, he sat for a moment as if to collect his thoughts, and then sprang, blindly, as it seemed, over the table's edge and caught with one toe on an ob ject which he was passing, and which he could not have seen from where he started. Although going with great swiftness, the strength of that single slender toe, rounded on the end with its curious little sucker, was suffi cient to enable him to stop and draw himself up in good form, llo then hopped on to the round of a chair, and to give him a good op portunity to display his wonderful agil ity, I tipped the chair on one leg and revolved it slowly, he hopping from round to round, up, down and across, seemingly enjoying it as much as his audience did. a in ut in to of he I if At first when touched he appeared startled, -and would jump. In one of these jumps he landed on the surface of the pier-glass, on which he moved up or down with a sort of halt shuffle and half hop. Soon he evinced no foar on being touched, and on being stroked gently on the back would turn his head with a knowing wink in that direction. Having given us such uninteresting entertainment, I considered that he de served li is freedom again. Taking him in my hand I held him up about three feet from an old apple tree at the side of the house, lie seemed in no hurry to take his departure, but crawled leis, urely up on the tips of my fingers, hi, little toes clasped firmly around them, surveyed for a moment tho group sur rounding him, and the next instant alighted on the bark of the tree. We waited for some time, curious to his next movement, hut he mado I watched closely for any change of seo none. of color in his coat, for I had read that like chameleons, change tree-toads, their color and so render themselves al most undistinguishable from their sur roundings, but there was none, and ho was perfectly plain to the sight of any of those who saw him gain the position; but another person joining tho group oould not discern him for some time, although his location was pointed out. After awhilo, our attention for a mo ment being drawn elsewhere, he had disappeared completely, and the sharp est pair of eyes could not trace him, nor had ho left tho tree. This would tend to prove whether or not he could adapt ills oolor to match his surroundings, lie ceitainly possessed tho faculty of get ting on to places most like his coat in appearance.—Harper's Young l'oople, them than pains right as mis the last ter gazed a I al As or the ministers and money. Bntarli-1 and Opport City Clergy facts and figures will glv* an idea of the opportunities that New York holds out to brainy the ministry as a profession. The wealthiest York itien of N A foi ho have chosen men ingle church organ ization on this side of the Atlantic iß the Trinity corporation of the Protestant Episcopal T rinity, at the head of Wall street, and eight parish chapels—St. John's, St. Augustine's, St. Cornelius', Zion Church, Zion Chapel and Trinity Church, Morrisania. To support these churches there are ample funds. Tho income of the corporation is between $700,000 and $800,000 this amount does not adequately repre sent the corporation's capital. À large portion of its lands were leased long ago, when property was not as valuable as at present, The leases were to run ninety-mne years. When they nepire the income of the Trinity corporation will be double what it is Dr. Morgan Dix is the rector o.' old Trinity, and exercises a general super vision lids Miureh. It embraces old Paul's, St, Yet a vear. lost com hit now. it get tho tho us for over the pariah chapela. His salary is $15,000 per annum. The as sistant rector of the same church re ceives $6,000, while the assistants \\ ho have charge of tho chapels receive $♦, 000 a year each, excepting Ur. .Swope of Trinity Chapel, who gets $8,000. These are pretty high salaries, hut the Episcopalians of New York are re nowned for generosity toward their pastors. The last rector of .St. Thomas' was paid.518,000. the pulpit at present, gets $15,000. Ur. Huntington of Grace Church, which Vice-l'resident Morton attends when liv ing in the city, has, perhaps, tho most desirable parish of all. His $15,000, and h< Ur. Brown, who fills one a Its I it its to if alary is occupies a beautiful parsonage, rent free, next to his eiyipvh, which is architecturally one of f 11r handsomest, residences in the city, and is certainly worth an extra $5,000 a yoai to the pastor. Another church that pays $111,000 to its rector is.St. Bartholomew's. Dr. Greer is the fortunate clergyman. Ho possesses private means, and returns his entire salary to tho church. Dr. Rainsford . of St. George's, receives $10,000 a year, lie also is possessed of a private' fortune, and, like the rector of Ht. Bartholomew's, turns his salary over to his church. There are at least a dozen oilier Episcopal parishes in the metropolis which pay their reclors,sala fics ranging from $1.000 tb'$8,000 per annum.- The YtikhrfjTW'iTI'e 'iWIW.Îi rof New York is paid $16,000. In the Methodist Episcopal churches large, salaries are not the general rule, but the ambitious minister can aspire to become one of tho agents of tho Book tern established here, or the secre tary of one of the many branches of church work, or, forthat matter, a Bish op. The Bishop of New York $5,000. All the other Bishops receive $4,500 annually, excepting tho Bishops of Africa and India, who are paid $4,000 and $3,000 respectively. Tho agents of the Book Concern get $5.000. The same sum is given Jo tho The pastor of St. Paul's on Fourth ave nue, the largest Methodist church in the city, gets $5,000 and a large parsonage comfortably furnished to live in rent free. All tho Methodist churches fur nish their pastors with residences. The Madison Avenue Church also pays its pastor $5,000. The Presbyterian pulpit in New York is filled by some of the ablest preachers in America. Dr. John Hall of the Fifth Avenue Church draws a salary of $20, 000. Dr. Paxton is said to receive §10, 000, Dr. Parkhurst, $8,000, and Dr. C. C. Thompson, $8,000, while T. Ho Witt Talmage of tho Brooklyn Tabernacle, whose influence is as great in Now York as it is in Brooklyn, is paid $12,000. Apart from what they receive from their parishioners, Dr. John Ilall makes a handsome sum each year by writing for the New York Ledger, and Dr. Talmage is paid a salary for editing Frank Les lie's Sunday Magazine. Rev. Robert Collyer of tho Park Avenue Unitarian Church receives $10, 000. Dr. William M. Taylor of the Broadway Tabernacle, a Congregational organization, is supposed to have a like salary. But, putting all monetary considera tions aside, the reputation a clergyman of talent is certain to achieve in New York and the opportunities for doing efficient work for the cause of religion and humanity are so many that most clergymen regard it as a very desirable field of activity.— N. Y. Epoch. s secretaries. to of Look Out for the Points. Y'oung people, when they write, no matter to whom, or for what purpose, ought to got into the habit of putting in the stops where they belong. If they are slovenly and careless in this par ticular, those they write to will often make mistakes in understanding their letters. Printers commit great blunders, sometimes, just because the authors they have to deal with either do not point their manuscripts at all or point them wrong. The worst mistake result ing from bad pointing that I ever heard of was something like this; "A lady in Massachusetts had a husband who xvas about making a sea voyage, and she wrote a note and gave it to her minister to read on the Sabbath, in which she meant to say: "A member of this con gregation. going to sea, his wife desires prayers for his safety." Rut instead of reading it thus, on account of the points being used wrong, it was road in this manner: "A member of this.congrega tion, going to sea bis wife, desires pr.y ers for his safoty."—Farm and Firesi lo, STORY OF A SPONGE. an It Lives, «I Yet It llaa No Heart, Month« Lung». Sponges were at one time living ani mals. Although they have no nerves, no heart, no lungs, no mouth and no stomach, yet they are placed by the naturalists in tho animal kingdom. Living sponges consist of a jelly-like mass, supported by a frame-work of horny fibers called spicules. This "jelly body" covers all parts of the frame work, or skeleton, with which we :iro so familiar. During the life of the sponge the flesh is said to present a beautiful appear ance, almost all the colors of the rain bow, dazzling the eyes with their brill iancy. During life thp sponge is constantly drawing water through its pores, and countless streams are continually flow ing through the sponge, bringing i little particles of food and all tho air needed to support it. There is another element in this wonderful ciiculation that should not be overlooked. Located in different parts of these pores are cup shaped hollows filled with fine thread like particles, or "celia," which are con tinually in motion and assist in keep ing tho water in circulation. Every thing that lives must breathe and eat. And it is one of the curiosi ties of nature that an animal without a mouth or a stomach can eat and digest its food. The circulation of the water through the pores supplies oxygen for breathing at the same time that it brings little particles of food into con tact with, different portions of the sponge. When the food touches any part of the body, the soft, jelly-liko flesh sinks in so as to form u cup. while the surrounding parts creep out over the morsel of food until it is entirely cov ered. Hero it is held until the digest!* hie portions are absorbed, when the flesh assumes its original position, or any shell or other refuse that remains from the meal is carried away by the currents of water.—Rehoboth Sunday Herald. si iß old old St, Yet n as re ho of is a of a THE AFfCTIC CURRENT. Damming It to Temp the Climnto of Labrador and Newfoundland. The announcement that E. J. Bender has succeeded in making arrangements in London for the purchase of the Que bec & Montreal railway and its exten sion to the Straits of Belle Isle revives the proposal of General Sir Selby Smyth, laid-before the Dominion Government 1n 1S79, for diverting the Arctic current from the Gulf of St. Lawrence by fill ing in the Straits of Belle Isle, which would serve as a bridge connecting New foundland with the mainland for rail General Smyth's idea of dam across tho straits way purposes constructing does not appear to havo been original with that gentleman, as Lieutenant Maury, it is understood, laid a similar proposal before the British Government over thirty years ago. In his report to tb Dominion Government Gen oral Smyth draws attention to tho fact that tho Straits of Belle Isle arc open to the northeast, thus re ceiving the direct flow of the polar cur rent down Baffin's bay. This icy stream, at from two to four miles an hour, pours its way into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, overcoming by its greater density tho warm gulf stream from the southern latitudes. The cold stream, he says, divides into two branches near Cape L'Araour—one running westward up tho gulf and the other southeastward, dis charging into the ocean again between Newfoundland and Cape Breton. The General explains that this branch then sweeps along the eastern coast of Nova Scotia and shoulders off tho warm water further out to sea. which would other wise find its way along the shores of tho continent and into the gulf. If, there fore, the polar current could he excluded and deflected eastward of Newfound land into tho open ocean tho climatic effect, by tho exchange of cold and warm, would ho very marked in the gulf and adjacent shores.—Ottawa (Ont.) Letter. CHARLOTTE BRONTE. Where the Famous Authoress Paused the Last Years of Her Life. So groat- is tho growth of population in the district round Keighley and Haworth (to which tho railway now ex tends) that the desolate loneliness of Haworth parsonage and the moors he yond, so graphically described by Char lotto Bronte and her biographer, can now be scarcely realized. On visiting the church and looking at the Bronte tablet, with its pathetic record of eight deaths, this lady got into conversation with ono of the older generation of Haworth women, who, though at first (with true Y'orkshire caution) a little suspicious of a stranger, eventually spoke froely and in the most affectionate way of Miss Iironte, men tioning as one of her chief character istics the shyness and reserve of which the authoress herself was so painfully conscious. "She never raised her eyes from hor hook when in church," said tho good woman. How clearly the picture rises before our mental vision! The tiny, but well-proportioned figure; her dress exquisitely neat, but perfectly plain; her face without pretension to beauty, but with the light of genius shining bright and clear through the expressive eyes. Here, in tho old church—plain and unpretending like, herself—where for so many years her prayers went up to tho God in whom she never lost her trust, we can most fitly take cur leave of Charlotte Bronte. —Geptleman'# Mag azine. WONDERFUL WILLS. Testamentary rtteranros That Kept the Makers' Memory <« Oft quoted is the remarkable will Solomon Sanborn, of Medford, Mass., who died about fifteen years ago. San born was a great patriot, and specially glorified in the part Massachusetts took in the revolutionary struggle. In his will he left his body to Dr. Oliver Wen dell Holmes and Prof. Agassiz, not, how ever, without imposing some of the most unheard-of provisions and conditions. His skeleton he desired prepared in the most artistic manner known to the pro fession, and placed with the many others in the anatomical departmentof Harvard College. While preliminary prepara tions were being made in carrying out this request, he desired the surgeons to be very careful with the skin, so that it could bo tanned in pieces of sufficient size to make a pair of drum heads. Upon ono of these drum-heads the Declaration of Independence was to be written and upon the other Pope's 4 Universal Prayer." Fitted in its proper wooden frame this ghastly relic was to be presented to a local drummer, whom the testator designates a "distinguished friend," upon condition that he would promise to carry it to the foot of Bunker Hill monument on, each succeeding an niversary of the battle, at sunrise, and beat upon it the invigorating strains of "Yankee Doodle." The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham in the Hospital Museum, London, is there at the request of its owner, who made a special provision in his will to have it presented to the curators of the hospital, who, upon accepting the gift, were to have the skeleton mounted and put in the presidential chair at each meeting of the hospital directors. Dr. Wagner, an American, is up to or oven ahead of the English precedent in the dismemberment idea. During his life his relatives had given him but lit tle thought. When it came time for them to die—he had a little money, about $1,000—his brothers became very kind. After his death, when the will was read, the following remarkable clause Was disclosed: "To my brother, Napoleon Bonaparte, I bequeath my left arm and hand; to George Washington, my second brother, my right arm and hand; to my other rel atives my legs, nose and ears. money, $1,000 cash, now in the B bank, I bequeath to the physicians and surgeons who carry out my request by dismembering my body and giving to each of my relatives the portion allotted to him or her." Horatio G. Onderdonk, a brother of the Bishop of Now York, mado provis ions in his will which would havo turned old Draco green with envy. Draco was strict and well understood the meaning of the expression "ruling with a rod of iron," hut had Mr. Onder donk lin'd at the time the old man was preparing his famous code he could havo helped to make it more binding. Tho last paragraph in the Onderdonk will read as follows: "No heir must be an idler, sluggard, profligate, drunkard, gambler; uso liquors or tobacco; go hunt ing or fishing on Sundays; attend races; entera bar-room, or porter-house; neg lect to rise, breakfast, and bo ready for business by nine o'clock, or got married before he or she arrives at tho age of twenty-five years."—St. Louis Republic. ani no the of so and i air a for it the the or n 1n of My ♦ THE GREAT EASTERN. The Leviathan Broken Up for Old Iron After Thirty Y We havo so often been called upon in past years to announce the last, and the very last, and positively the last of this magnificent, but generally useless, ship, which has lingered on, through an ob scure and profitless existence, since her single voyages to New York, New Or leans and Melbourne proved a com mercial failure, that tho stranded hull on the Mersey shore, ready to be broken up for a few thousand pounds' worth of old iron, may se of the fate repeatedly declared to be im minent and commonly believed to bo past. It is thirty years since sho first put to sea from the Thames, and her passage down the channel was marred by a shocking disaster—from the blow-up of her steam apparatus, which cost ten lives; but the laborious efforts to launch •mous "Leviathan," as sho was * Servlet*. but a reminiscence this ei at first called, in 1857, from Mr. Scott Russell's building-yard at Millwall, had been ominous of ill-success. Men were killed by the breaking of the gear attached to hydraulic engines that slowly pushed her, broadside on, into the comparatively narrow rivor, and Air. Brunei, the eminent engineer, dying a few days afterward,Jwas thought to be a victim of sore anxiety and severe disappointment. One serviceable and honorable per formance, the laying of an Atlantic tel egraph cable in 1866, is set down to tho credit of the Great Eastern; hut experi ence has shown that vessels of moder ate size can no such work as well. It is a sad chapter in the history of marine architecture, and'some people must havo lost at one time and another nearly a million sterling altogether by this im mense mistake. The Groat Eastern might, perhaps, havo been converted into a very commodious floating hotel, moored in some tranquil bay; she could never have been a good sea-going ship, competed in speed, comfort or safety with the admirable "liners" ef recent Her engines, Indeed, OI construction, were manifestly of insufficient power, and she rolled grievously for lack of a The dimensions of tho big ship feet keel. wore 091 feet length, eighty-thre width and sixty feet depth; capacity, 22,59« tons burden.—Loudon Graphic.