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OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA. CURRENT PARAGRAPHS. Southern News. Chufa planting is acquirng much lavor in Georgia. An Alabama judge has decided that any one who sets a spring gun does so at bis own peril, and is to l)e beid reponsi ble for any damage dona. even to tres passers. Galveston is perhaps the only city in the land that can guard herself against tramps. She is located on an island, and all she has to do isto station a policeman at the end of the bridge. A tooth the size oC'ft small ham, and similar in shape,weighing twelve pounds was extracted from the jaw of a white elephant ir. Ceylon while the animal was under the influence of chloroform. ► The number of Mormons in Scandi? navia is stated to be 2,249 in Demmark, 1,606 in Sweeden, 892 in Norway, and 15 in Iceland. During the course of last year, 583 persons immigrated from Scandinavia to Utah. The Poles, Germans, French, Bohe mians, fecandinavians, Italians, Aus trians, Hungarians, and Slavs of Chi» cago are perfecting an organization for the protection of their rights in their adopted country. A» Sacramento woman accused her husband of attempting to kill her, and he was sent to prison for two years. Then she hegged to be sentenced for the same term, because she could not bear to be parted from him, and, the judge refusing, she went away and tried to hang herself. * " Bob," the veritable sorrel war-horse which Stonewall Jackson was riding when he rc-ceived his fatal wound, is still living, at the age of twenty-three, and retaining much of his old-time vigor. He is owned by a brother-in law of the general, in Lincoln county, North Car olina. A huge skull of some animal, 8up» posed to be an elephant, was found im bedded in the sand near Santa Barbara, Cal., recently. It measures across the forehead tbree feet two inches; in height, two feet one inch ; in depth, one feot two inches. The brain cavity is sixteen by ten by eight inches. The United States courts doa thriving business in Georgia. For the four years ending July, 1877, the United States district and circuit court in this [state rendered judgmenfs amounting to six million of dollars—more than half as much as the judgmenta obtained in all the Southern States. Galveston News : At this time the f xecutive of lexas cannot be too cautious in interposing between the law and its execulion. Nor eau we say at this time that lexas is solitary in this business of • Gilling. Everywhere in this country human life is too unguarded while besieged, so to speak, with dangers. It is because everywhere, breast pockets, breeches pockets, beits, boots, vest pock ets, are the hiding places of Colt's.Smith & Wesson's and English revolvers, or dirks, bowie-knives, clasp-knives and deringers. Our ganshops, hardware stores, variety stores, book and jewelry stores and retail shops display glitteriDg blades and in gcnuously wrought murderous revolvers, but, not being able to supply the demand' the mails and the express are loaded' with weapons ordered from distantmarts and manufacturerg. Judge Lochrane, of Georgia, on Sfc. Patrick's day: Kepel by your example the tendency to libel the Jrish race, by carricatures upon the stage and the great evil which is circling and gathering aroun4 the Irish name by passing it into anecdote. Cherish rather the splendors of our intellectual and patriotic country men, than the remark "Pat" made in his traditional interview with the pope, or what even Mr. O'Connell eaid in his encounter with Biddy Moriarty. Rather take Mr. O'Connell when he came into the British pnrliament as a member for the county of Clare in his manly rejec* tion of the fest oaths, or when he stood on the hillside of Athlone and shook with his thunders the enemies of Ire land. Rather Iet us pstronize the Lvadne ofShiel, with all its rich coloring of sentiment and beauty than be tickled with the sensational extravagances of the wjke in the Sbaughraun. The Mobile Register States that Mr. Cobt will lead the northern, Mr. Stone the western, Mr. Barnes the eastern, and Mr. Langdon the Southern divisions in the gubernatorial race. The Register tbinks South and West Alabama, being practically one in the fight, wül dictate the nomination. It admite, however, t bat the result is not free from doubt. The struggle for the senatorship enters into and materially effects the guber natorial race. The leading senatorial as» ----piranta are Govern or Houstn n ar ,A Messrs. Walker, Sykes and Fugh. This tcnatorial feud is said to be a very bitter ■one, raid overtures between senatorial and gubernatorial aspirants rendeth® situaties altogether inexplicable. The 29th of May will decide. New Orleans Democrat: The New Orleans custom-house is comparatively the most expensively conducted large custom-house in the union. There are ou tbe coast of Maine, it is true, a num bsrof customs diatricts where the ex pmditures far exoeed the collectioas, but these and these alone are more ex-, pjnaively conducted than the gmnite building in this city. Our city is the s xth port in the union in the amount of collections. The following are the ex» peedituros in the six leading ports of this country for every dollar of revenue collected : New York, 2.9 cents ; Bos» ton, 4.8 cents; San Francisco,^4.6 cents; Philadelpbia, 5 8 cents; Baltimore, 9.2 cenis, and New Orleans, 16.1 cents. That is, the New Orleans custom-house is five timesas expensively conducted as the New York and three times as ex pensively as the Ssn Francisco and Bos ton custom-house: and this wholly be cause it is made " a political asylum and the Üeadquarter* of the radical party of the state." Mobile Register : All that ia wanted to complete the Grand Trunk to Union town is one hundred and fifty thousand dollars from the people of Mobile. This meney will be paid back in one year by the handling of forty thousand bales of cotton that will come from Marengo, Clarke and Perry, and the forty thousand bales of cotton will enable our merebants to send back to those counties over two millions' wortb in return. But even if this were not so, the history of Richmond and other Atlantic cities teache3 us tbe enormous possibilities of Mobile as a coal ingdepot. We have now more water than Richmond, and we can improve our bay at less eest than the James can he deep eued at. If Richmond sees over three hundred vessels at the Rocketts, within three years alter the railroad has tapped tbe mineral regions, there is a certainty that Mobile will see five hundred vessels at her wharves so soon as the Grand Trunk road reacbes Birmingliam. Mempbis Avalanche: The causes which have made the colored people think of removing from the cotton belt to the grain region are worth finding out. They have been induced to remove from tlie uplsnds and the older Southern states to We3t Tennessee, to Missis sippi bottoms and to river lands in Arkansas, because there more cotton could be raised and better wages se cured. But now they seem to desire to go fartker west, and to go bevond the cotton belt. Their emigration tenden cies have not been very strong, but re cently they have been excited by tbe Liberia movement, and they are in a mood, as a race, to cbange in hopes of bettering their cqndition. This is an evidence of improvement in their mental condition, and evinces a spirit of enter prise. The Liberia movement will not be a success, but we are inclined to the opinion that the movement to the States west of the Mississippi river will be as formidable as that of tbe whites which sweeps annually across tbe Mississippi river at Memphis. All Sorts. Lawyers have fleeced the Erie railway out of $400,000. Canada owes $160,000,000, or at the rate of $40 a head of her pcpulation. The Chinaman's weak spot is white sugar. Ile'il pass over jewelry to steal cut-loaf. Joaquin Miller, it is said, realizes from his published works an income of about $4,000 a year. In Hartford, Conn., women receive twenty-five cents per dozen for making corsets; and tho cotton threaa, which must be bought of the corset manufac turer, is deducted from this sum. There are thirteen stitches to the inch, and five thousand stitches in one corset. An ex perienced needle-woman can complete half a dozen in a day, and thus earn twelve and a half cents. Foreign Intelligence. The tsetse, knowu to entomologists as glossina morsitans, is thus described by Stanley: "Not much larger than common house fly, nearly of the same brown color as the honey bee. After pait of the body has yellow bars across it It bas a peculiar buzz, and its bite is death to the horse, ox or dog. On man the bite has no effect; neither has it on wild animals. Tbe famine in'China was the oppor tunity of the English and American missionaries. They devoted themselves to relieving the dying people about them, and hslping the sufFering as far as the means at hand would allow. This efleeted a change in the opinion of the Chinese as to the religion of the mission aries. They now concede that a religion which sends its devotees on missions of mercy is at least a good religion, if not a better one tban their own. The assistant adjutant general, depart ment of Texas, has received a dispatch from Fort Brown, which says: " Mr. Eveesman, a large merchant in Mata moras, tells me that the authorities have fined foreign merchants about $80,> 000. His house was to pay $22,000. He and many others are preparing te leave Mexico as soon as they can close their business. Gen. Canales is opposed to the fine, and a revolution is confidently ex pected, with Garcia de Cardenas as the head. He is governor of Zacatecas. Brazil has made a liberal appropriation for the introduction to the people of Europe of sterva-mate, an article largely cultivated in Parana and treed in South America to produce a popular heverage, but as yet unkno wn abroad. Mr. O'Conor of the British legation, says it will be a Capital substitute for the far more expen sive and too-often adulterated tea and coflfee, being more fortifying and alimen tary and much more wholesome, and an article that can be sold at a price so moderate as to place it within the reach of all classes. . As year after year rolls into the great sea of the past, and man drags nearer the great port of death, he be comes more and more sadly convinced that red flannel wrappers will shrink in spite of the brat effort» of the washer woman. This Is why it ia so hard to dis tinguish a last year's wrapper from a cc-ral necklace. THE PILGRiM'S SONG. How sweet, as we're floating on HieVehanging bii low, Like maricera voyaging over the Icain, To think of the drar onte in yender biest har oor, And the beautiful songs they are singingat home. How sweet to be thinking of pearly gat=3 open, And angels in white robes so spotlesa and fair, With golden hurps ringing in maneions of glory, And eweet songs of !ove floating soft on the air. How sweet to beiitve that our Savior is Jesus, And trust in His strengih as we're gii.iing along; His iove nc'er fail us: it, guides us forever, And tills our glad hesrts with n beautiful song. How sweet to be singing, while o'er the waves gild ing, A n i praising the Hord with our heavt and our ging. And working and praying that otbers may love Him. And join in His prai3i> as we're floating along. How sweet to be thinking of angels and loved ones, And joys that await us in Heaven above I Sweet strains wiil be floating, when Jesus our Savior Shall welcome us home to tbe manaions of love. Dcar Savior, we t'aank Thee, we love Thee, and trust 1 hee; We'11 sing ot ihv love as we journey along; And, oh, when we enter tbe harbor of Heaven, We'11 pratse Thee again with a beautiful song! — J. Emerson Walker, m Chicago Standard. THE DYING DOGMA, Some Poinfed Rerr.arks on Everlasting Punisb ment. As a bit of personal experienee by a lady of large brains and large heart, the following extract from a letter to the New York Tribune by Miss Catherine E. Beecher deserves careful and thoughtfu! reading: In Baxter's " Saint's Rest," given to me when I was vainly trying to love God, it is written that the torments of sinners will be universal. The liquid fire will prey on every part—the eyes will be tortured with sights of horror, the ears with howlsand curses ©f companions in torment, their smelt with fumes of brimstone, and no drop of water shall cool their tongue, no respite relieve their agonies. President Edwards, in a work given me to lead me to love God, says the saints in glory will see the suflerings of the darnned with no grief, but. rather with rejoicing. They will not be sorry for them, but will be excited by joyful praise. Dr. Emmons, whose preacbing I heard when sorrowing for a friend supposed to have died unre generate, taught the happiness of " tbe elect" in heaven will in part consist in watching the torments- of the damned, and among them will be their own chil dren and dearest friends; and yet they will sing ballelujah, praise the Lord. My father's friend, Dr. Gardiner Spring, of New York, said that when an angry God undertakes to punish, he will con vince the universe that he does not gird himself in vain. It will bo glorious when He who hung on Calvary shall cast thoee who have trodden his blood under their feet into a furnaee of fire, where shall be weeping and wailing and gnashiug of teeth. My father's friend, Dr. Nehemiah Adams, of Boston, says it is to be feared that the forty-two cbil dren who mocked Elisha are now in heil. President Edwards, in his sermon "Sinners in the hands of an angry God," says "you cannot stand an instant bsfore an infuriated tiger; what then, wili you do when God rushes against you in all His wrath ?" Spurgeon of England sav3 "at the day of judg ment thou wilt have twin hells; thy soul sweating drops of blood and thy body sufiused with agony." Dr. Talmage of Brooklyn, paints the miseries of heil in a similar language. The Methodist Christain Advocate represents that this denomination, on veariy average, gives snly 34 cents for each person to save 700,000,000 brothers and sisters from wadingebin deep through the torments of eternal president preaching on the dangers of heil, at time?, the whole congregation arose smiting their breasts, weepiDg and grean' ing. My father rejected the idea of literal fire and brimstone torments, but I once heard him in Cincinnati describe the miseries of the wicked shut death. The biographer of Edwards says tbat when \ up together with all their horrid paseions, ® 7 and I should have been afiected, as were the hearers of president Edwards, had I not escsped bv leaviDg the church, as did my sister, Mis. Stowe. For the benefit of those who claim that the doctrine ®f a materialistic heil is no longer taught, we present the fol lowing passages from a book written by Rev. J. S. Furnis, and published in England a few years ago by ecclesiastieal authority "for the instruction of the young." We know how far it is to the middle of the earth, it is just two thousand miles; so if heil is in the middle of the earth it is four thousand miles to the horrible prison of heil. Down in this place is a terrible uoise. Listen to the tremendous, the horrible uproar of millions of tormented creatures, mad with the fury of heil! Oh ! thescreams of fear, the groans of horror, the yells of rage, the cries of pain, the shouts of agony, the shrieks of despair, from millions on millions! There you hear them roaring like lions, hissmg like serpents, howling like dogs, and wailing like dragons. There you hear the gnashing of teeth and the fearful blasphemies of the deviis. Above all you hear the roar of the thunders of God'sanger,which shakes heil to its foun dations. But there is another sound. There is in heil a sound like that of many waters. It is as if all the rivers and oceans of the world were pouring themselves with a great splash down on the floors of heil. Is it then really the sound of waters ? It is. Are the rivers and the oceaus of the oartb pouring themselves into heil? No What is it, then ? It is the sound of oceans of teare running down from mil lions ef eyes. They cry forever and ever. They cry becausé the snlphur ous smoke torments their eyes. They cry because they are in darkness! They cry because they have left the beautiful heaven. They cry because the abarp fire burns * * The roof is red-hot; the walls are red-hot; the floor is like a thick sheet of red hot iron. fcjee, on the middleof that red hot floor stands agirl. Shelooks about sixteen years of age. feihe has neither shoes nor stockings on her feet. The door of this room has never been opened since she first set her foot on this red-bot fluor. Now she sees the door opening. She rushes forward. Sbe bas gone down upon her knees upon the red-hot floor. Listen, she speaks! .She says: "I have been standing with my bare feet on this red-hot fiood for years. Day and r.ight my standing place has been this red hot. floor. Sleep never came on me for a moment that I might forget this horrible burniug floor. Look at my burnt and bleeding feet. Let me go off thisburniDg floor for one moraent--on]y for a short moment. Oh! that in this endless eter nitv of years I might forget the pain only for one single moment." The devil answers her question. " Do you ask for a moment—not for &ne single moment dur ing the never-ending eternity of years shall vott ever leave this red-hot floor." Gra P hic ' Doing' Paris Clieaply. One may, at ordinary times, live in Paris very ccnnfortably on eight or ten dollars per week; and this will include car-fares and admi-sion to the theatres, great and small. Possifeiy, during the exposition, prices may rule a little higher. Ia the Latin quarter an aparl ment need not cost more than a dollar and a half or two doliars per week. Two good small rooms there will rent at thirty francs (about six dollars) per month. Breakfast, cofiee and» all the bread you can cat, four cents; lunch at noon, or the rea! breakfast in Paris, one and two t'iirds franc, or twenty-five cents—this includesthe half-bottleof claret; the same rate for dinner,at fi ve orsix in the e vening. Fifty or sixty cents per day will feed you weil. Ir' you choose to eat in your room, you may, in buying cooked food (and every variety of food is cooked and held for sale by the cut in Paris), live for thirty cents per day on roast fowl various kinds of salad, fresh fish and potatoe3, baked apples and pears, potage or buillon. It is not bad for a change and far better tban any cheap food you can get in New York. To famüiarize yourrelf with French quiekly, buy your own groceries. Prices of sneb staples as flour, sttgar, coffee etc., are more extensively marked than with us, and every shop windovv is a practical edition of Üllendorf, only there are no quarts, gallons, pints or pounds, feet or yards. These are all changed to liters (a little over a quart) meters (three inches over the English yard and kilogrammes or "kilos" (two pounds three ounces avoirdupois). The smallest French coin is tbe copper five centimes, corresponding to our cent. Tbe smallest silver coin is the fifty centimes, corresponding to the American dirne The franc is twentv cents American. The average seat in the uppermost gallery of the French theatre is railed cushioned, and as comfortable as the more expensive one below, and costs but a shilling. You will recoüect that the museum and galleriesof the Louvre are always free; also the Jardin des Plantes of zoological gardens; also the museum of the Luxembourg palace ; also the Hotel Cluny en certam davs, which is a palace showing the style of household royal furnicure common five hundred years ago; also the palace at Yersailles. These alone will interest you far more. than the exposition, for they contair ' the ac cumulation and historie a?sociatioDS of eenturies.-[New York Chinese Money. Coined money was known among the Chinese as early as the eleventh century before Christ. but their inability to com prebeud the principles upon which a ® currency should be based, led them 7 into all sorts of extravagances, which have been attended by disorder, famine, and bloodsbed. Coins came at last to be made so thin that 1,000 of them piled together were only three inches high; then gold and silver were abandoned; and copper, tin, shells, skins, stones, and paper were given a fixed value, and used until, by abuses, all tbe advantages to be derived from the uge of money were lost, and thpre was nothing left for the people to do but to go back to bar ter, and this they did more than once, They cannot be said now to have a coin age; two thousand nine hundred years ago they made round coins with a square hole in tbe middle, and they have made no advance beyond that since. The well-knowu cash is a cast-brass coin of that description, and, although it is valued at one mill and a half of our money, and has to be strung in lots of one thousand to be computed with any ease, it is the sole measure of value and legal tender of the country. Spanisb, Mexican, and our new trade dollars are omployed in China; they pass because they are necessary flor larger operations. [Science Monthly. Tlieology in the Bud. Once on a time my eousiD's child, a four-year old boy, had to " try on" some garments. His admiring mother, finding she had made a bad muddie of the cut ting, Haturally vented her own irritation on the restive little figure wriggling under the infliction of " taking in here and letting out there." It ended in her giving the poor child a slight shaking. At night, as his mother was preparing him for bed, he said, I was so nsughty you had to shake me mamma, didu't you cause I wouldn't stan' still wher, was a-makin' my new close, would I ?', Then Fsuddenly, " gay, mamma, teil me what God has to do to the naughty litt'e boys up in heaven that won't stan' still whenhe's a-makin' of'em ?"~[Hawkeye KDISON'S WONDEIIFUL VENTION. IN An Improvement on the Telephone Success'ull) Tested---The Ariphone or Speaking Fog Horn and lts Mission. The proüfic brain of Professor Edison ha.- given to the world two new discover ies One of these is an improvement on the carbon telephone. In the two pre viou3 inventions the diaphragm was suspended from the carbon desk by a section of rubber tubing. He has dis covered that by bringing the diaphragm into immediate contact with the disk, a considerable increase in the force of articulation is increased, and that the thickness of the diaphragm could be increased at least tbree times without affecting it. By this method vibration gives place to pressure. Experiments were made with this improvement between the offices of tbe Philadelpbia local telegraph and residenceof Professor Edison, at Menla Park, New Jersey, a distauce of sixty-five miles. The remarks made through the instrument at this end were even more distinctly heard at the other end. An experiment was made of pending marks to Menlo, via New York, a distance of one hundred and thirly five miies, which was equally success fui. The second invention is the airophone. It is an instrument into which words can be articulated and they gather such force as to be heard for a number of miles with great distinctness. Indeed, it is in reality a talking fog hom, By its aid captains at vessels meeting at sea could converte easiiy while tbree or four miles apart; signal station offieers could warn vessels coming on a dangerous coast to keep off, and it is adapted to all uses to which «uch instruments as fog horns, etc., are now applied. This is a most remarkable discovery. Mr. Adams, Edison's agent, will leave New York on Saturday next for London. A Company of English merebants have oflèred Mr. Edison £60,000 if the invention can successfully be applied to the local telegraph wires in London.—[N. Y. Times. Sedentary Habits. In " Nutrition in Health and Disease " Dr. Bennet says: These physiological eflects explain the prostration of an in valid, or, indeed ot any one unaccus tomed to exercise, after a great muscular effort. They feel languid and exhausted, have paius in the muscles and cannot sleep. They have used up, wasted part of their muscular structures, and there is not sufficiënt crganic activitv in the economy to rapidly renew the destroyed fibre; so the feeling of fntigue and pros tration lasts. This, however, is not a reason for renouncing exercise a? an im possibility, a3 not agreeing with the con stitution. A small amount only should be taken regularly at firat, persevered in whetber agreeable or not, and grsdttally increased as the muscular power in crea ties, which it is sure to do. Active people, even tn doors, take a deal of ex erciee. They are ever on the move, run ning upstairs and down, fetchingall they want, and waiting both on themselves and others; and that even when surroun ded with domestics. Such persens fiud that they have walked several miles in the course of the day, without even leaving the house. This is the history of female servants, who often never go out of doors from week's end to week's end, and yet usually retain good health. Sedentary people, on the con trary, persons of indolent habits, who never move from the chair or sofa, if they can help it, and who ring the bell for ali they want, reach the end of the day with scarce a ruile of exercise. Not only, therefore, do they eschew exercise out of doors, but they do not even take it indeors. Is it surprisiDg that they should be obese and unwieldly, and a prey to the diseases of' a torpid, sluggish vitaüty ? Tbe Onteome of ft. Hard times always have a soft side to them. Tbe fooi of King Charles cried when be went down bill, but laugbed when he went up. BeiDg asked why, he said : " ïf I am going up bill now I shall be able to go down next, but if I am going down now, I shall soon have to climb." The country bas some things to groan over; traific is thoroughly at a loss in its circulation ; manufactures are bankrupt; and yet we never had a more bountiful harvest than in 1877. The land teemed with every variety of pro duct, There was enough and to spare for every Citizen of the union. The difficulty evidently had risen from the fact that too small a proportion of our population has been in the direct line of production. The plentiful or super» abundant pro vision of nature feil lavishly into the hands of a smaller num ber than it was intended^for. That we have land enough to provide comfort and competence for every one who will werk is self-evident. The iazy will be badly off under all circumstances, and neither nature nor neighbor can make them permanently contented or happy. This the presairaof the times is at last driving the people to recognize. Men can live, and live well, on the land, if they are willig to work and use econ^ omy. The demand for farms, either to buy or to rent, is vastly on the increase. While rents drop conti nually in the cities, and town lots are unsalable at any price, farms do not anywhere beg for occupants and workers. This is not notablv true in the east, where the ten dency has been for years to press toward the cities. Young men are less ambitious of rapid wealth, simply because they have become satisfied that the avenues are closed. They must learn to he patiënt, laborious and saving. It costs less not only cashwise,|but demands less exhaus tion of vital force to live in the country. This ebhing of the human tide carriet back to the farm life, inteiligence, and a : knowledge of the world accumulated in the centers of trade and thought.—[St. i Louis Globe-Democrat. The Death of Nero. Nero wandered out into the streel? of Rome, bnocked at the doors of friends; | none would answer to let him in. He , came back to his bed room, cailed for i Spiciilus, the gladiator, to kill him, but! Spicillus was gone. " What!" said he to Epaphroditus, his seeretary, who had now joired him, "have I neither friend nor foe ? " and he rushed out again to throw himself into the Tiber; but his courage failing him, and the reason grow ingclear once more in the face of appall iug ealamity, he wished for some quiet place where he might consider hisstrange and sudden position, and coilect his | thoughts for death. With his head muf fled up, and co vering his face with a j handkerchief, dressed only in a tunic ! with an old soiied cloak thrown over his shoulder, he trudged along barefoot in the gloom of the early twilight, accom panied by Phaon, Hporus, and Epaphro ditus. As these four slunk from the Nomentane gate together like common wayfaring men, they could hear the soldiers in the Prnetorian camp on the right cursing Nero tbe beast, anti hailiDg Galba as father of his country. " They are in pursuit of Nero," said a man a-s he passed them. "Any uews in the city about Nero ?" asked another. There was no time to spare. They found him a broken-down horse which he mounted, and they hurried on. At last they reacbed the village of Phaon, parched with thirst; the Emperor lappeü up some water with his bandsfrom a running tank, with the bitter jest, "ThisisNero'sdislilledwater." Hecrept quietly into the house on all-fours, through a hole in the wall, and threw himself on the fir^t mattress, prostrate with hanger, inisery aud fatigue. Then he ordered a grave to be dug before his eyes, for be re u-ed to fly. He bade them pave the pit with marlde,and, weeping theatrically, he prepared, sur rounded by his only remaining friends to play his last act. " What an arfist is now about to perisb !" he exclaime.1, but ere the words left his lips a dispatch from Rome arrived, which he snatehed out of Phaon's hands. He reacl it and shud dered. He had been condemned by the sonate and beaten to death and dragged by the heels and fiung into tbe Tiber Seizing two daggers, he feit tfieir points. Grcc-k verses occurred to him and he began to recite. He begged Sporus to set up a wal! for him—to kill him —to kill himself fir.st. At this moment the tramping of horses and clash of armed men were heard below. He broke out in a verse from the Iliad : " The noise of swift heeled steeds assails my ear." In another moment he would be taken alive. " Come then, courage man F' he cried, and feebly pushed the point of the dagger into his throat. But his nerve was gone, and Epaphroditus came to his heip and pressed it home. The guards burst in aud would have seksdhim. "Is this your fidelity? ' he murmured and expired, with staring eyes, tothe terror of all who beheldhim. It was his last pose, and, as the end of such a life, it could not have been out done. "Is this your fidelity?" "He had never made a better comic hit," writes M. Renifh. "Nero uttering- a melaneholy glaint over the wickedness of the age, and the disappearance of goed faith and virtue ! Let us applaud! as the drama is ended and the curtain falie. Once in history, O Nature, with a thousand masks, thou bast had tbe wit to findan actor worthy of such arole." An OM Bullfighter's Struggle. The London Times' Madrid corre spondent gives this incident of the bull fights which made a partof the festivities following the marriage of tbe King of Spain: Oasas, eommonly cailed Sala manehino, is a veteran matador , seventy years of age, who, having figured in Queen Isabella's marriage festivities, wished, although he bad loDg retired from the field, toappear in Friday's and Saturday's bullfights. He ajipeared dressed in blue, embroidered with silver ; bis grav hair was gathered into a knot behind; and over his pure white shirt j waved a long. red cravat. On the fourth ; buil being let loose he advanced toward J the royal bsx to request permission to encounter it. All the torreros clustered round him to protect him. The buil is attr&cted toward Salamanchino, who holds hts scarlet mantle in one hand and his sword in the other. The struggle commences, but Casas is old, be is not firm on his legs, his mus cles are not supple, his arm is not sure. Twice the buil throws him down. He is thought to be dead, but he is up again and returns to the fight. There is a cry of " Fvcral " and pockethandkerchiefs are waved to stop him; but the obstinate matador wishes to win a last laurel. Fortune, however, is unpropitious; seven times he attacks theltuli, seven rimes he misses it. According to custom, after seven unsuccessfnl attacks, the bull's life iö safe, and, shaking its streamers may re enter the " Toril" amid the applause of the spectators; while, on tbe other hand its unfortunate combatant is hissed. .. Jenuie has strict ideas about equity in little things. When she first heard the story of the Savior's miracle in feed ing the multitude with a few Joaves and fishes obtained irom the young lad's basket, she was awed into thoHghtful and solemn amazement. Some time afterward, in the midst of a talk about other matters, she suddeely paused and asked with special concern, " Did they give back tbe basket to that boy ?" WAIFS AND WH1MS. The Cock and the Sun. A cock sees the sun as he climha up the eaat, " (rood tnorning, Sirüun, it'a high time yot. ap pe»r '< , I've been calling you up lor an hour at leaM I'bi ashamed of your slowness at this tiin» ni year!" The sun, as he quietly rosé into \iew, luwked down on the coek with a show o! hop scorn; "You may not be awaw, my young friend, hui it's triie. That I rosé once or twico bsfore you, sir, were bom!" . The pleasure of talking is tbe tnex tinguisbable passion ol woman, coeva! with the act of breathïng.— [Lesage. ..O. Vanderbilt, jr., is as yet quite uncertain which hurts him most, his father's wili or his brother's won't. ..It is said that the latest mania of pottery decorators is to paste picfures on bald heads and coat them with varnish. ..Canon Farrar says that "Heli is a temper, not a place." If he has that kind of wife, why doesn't be apt'ly for a divorce? ..A negro teamster in Nashvüle d< clares that he must eithergive up driving mules or withdraw trom the church, tbe two positions being incompatible. .."Do you sec any grapes, Bob?" " Yes, but there is dogs." " Big «log?, Bob?"" Yes, very big," "Then come along—these grapes are not our?, you know." . ."That's our familv tree," said an Arkansas youth, as he pointed to a vig orous hemlock. " A good many of our folks iiave been hung on that tree for borrowing horses after dark." .."Well, I swan, Billy," said an old farmer to an undersized r.ephew who was visitiDg him, " when you take ofl that 'ere plug hat and spit two or three times there aiu't much left of you, is thar?" . .In the species with which we are best acquainted—namely our own—I am far, says a writer, even as an observer of human life, from thinking tbat youth is the happiest seasoD, much less the only happy one. ..Said him to she: "What is tbe dif ference between a bill and a pill ? ' Said her to he: "One is hard to get tip, and the other is hard to get down. Jt is ohi but good." Said him to she, "Do you allude to the hill or the pill?" « MISTAKEN. Tbe young men paeed the parlois. While she was cieaning her teeth; And he thought ol the nce-ied dollar Which Ihe old man had to bxjueaih. The old man aat on the counter, With his head between his hands, And rejoiced that the girl had a lover Who would help him meet his deman I? .. Definitiou's artful aid: " What ia a junction. nurse ? " asked a seven year old fairv, the other day, of an eiderly lady, who stood by her side on a railway platform. "A junction, my dear," an swered the nurse, with the air of a very superior person indeed, "why, it's a' place where two roads separates." . ."Why haven't you got marrird be fore this time of life?" queruiousiy asked an cld man of his uephew. "Well» uncle," replied ihe nephew, "I'm sure it is not my fault. I proposed to three girls only last week, and, on copopariug notes, the whole of 'em unanimously rejected my offers." .. The resident of Washington torriiory having heard that another man had settled in the western partof the territory immediately applied for admission into the Union as a state, and has promised to elect the other man to the Jegislature, if the other man will pledge himself to vote for him for United States senator. THE Ali! what would tho woild bo to ui If the childio» were no more? Wo should rtreid the deaerl behind ui Worse ,r >an ihe dark before. What the lenves are to tho foiest, With light and air and food, Ere their sweet and tender juic s Have been hardened into wood — That, lo the world, are ehildren ; Through them it feels the cl'i'v ()[ a brighter and sunnier elimate That reachcs the trunks lielow. .. A Scotchman who had gone back (o his country after a long absence, decJnred, after going to the kirk, tbat the whole kingdom was on the road to perdition. "The people," he said, "used to be rr served and solemn on the Sabbatb, luit now they look as happy on that day as on any other." . .Grandmother Miller, of Brooklyn, one hundred and six years old, says: " Father j'ined the rebels, as they cailed em then. I 'member when peace was declared, though. I was about twelve years old when mother toox me over to New York to see Gen'1 Washington and his army come into the city. it was about November some where, in 1783. The general and the army came down from Harlem ï rememter he rode a splendid horse, and Gen'1 Knox was with him. I threw a bouquet in front of bis horse, and he bowed to me and smiled. The trcop3 were awful rsgged, some ol 'em, and my father was one of 'em, ' Fig-liting- a Whale. A correspondent of the Raleigh Ub server, writing from Moorehead City, coast of North Carolina, says: La-t week there was tbc mo3t excitinrand dangerous whale fight that Las evsr oc - curred on this coast. It was with some difficulty that the captain of the crew could get his men to obev orders. When the first bomb was fired into tbe whale ïl failed tó explode, This made the wbaio furious, when at ihis instant he stnuk one of the boats and kuocked it some feet above the water. Ttie captain then fired another bomb ; this failed of explo sion; the fight was stiil getting more furious. The third bomb was fired and expioded near tbe heart. Thisconquered the monster. The blood sjxmted some ten feet high, and as the crew rushed up to stick their lances in him, the blood feil ia showers upon them and their boats. The fight was witnessed by an other crew stationed about seven miles above them. They looked on with de light, only wishing they could get mto such a bloody contest. The whale was forty-two feet long and extremely fat. This fish will probably bringabout $900.