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ONR AND TIIKN ANOTHRlt. One step unit and then Another, Anil tho longest walk Is ended; One stitch and then another, And tho longest rent Is mended. One brtck upon another, And tho highest wall la made ; , One Bake upon another, And the deepest anow la laid. So the little choral workers, By their slow and constant motion, Have built those pretty IbUlJs In the distant dark blue ocean; And the noblest undertakings Man's wisdom hath conceived, By oft-repeated effort lias been patiently achieved. Then do not look disheartened On the work you have to do, And say that such a mighty task, You never can get through ; But Jast endeavor, day by day, Another point to gain, And soon the mountalu which you feared Will prove to be a plain. 'Home was not bullded In a day," The ancient pr-vcrb teaches, And nature, by her trees and flowers, The asm? awectsermon preaches. Think not of far-off duties, But of duties which ara near, And having once begun to work, Resolve to persevere. THE BRIBE ELECT. "I really don't sco, Ktito. how you can reconcllo It to your consolcnco to put up with all his actions and whlm9," said old Miss Thorno, with a troubled cloud on her usually rosy and soreno laco. "But, AuutPcnclo; o, ho loves mo." "Ho has a queer way of showing his love, thou, that's all I havo to sayl" "And wo aro to ho mnrrlod next week," added Kato Thorno, her cheeks Hushing as sho spoke. "Thou I hopo ranrriago will work tho rnlrnclo of a chango in hlni," said 4unt Penolopo, tartly. "For to speak tho honest truth, unless ho doos altor his way I don't seo much ohanco of solid happiness for you my child." And Aunt Penolopo added to tho gen eral uncomfortahlencss ol matlors by shaking her wlso old head, and "only -wishing Kato had had tho good sonso to chooso Llonol instead of that other fol low." "Ho isn't so handsomo and fancied perhaps," added Aunt Penolopo, "but as all know, that beauty is only skin dcop, and I do boliovo that if any man made a good husband, Lionel Wilson will! lleieho! 1 bono lato has cot a nico wife in storo for him somewhere" "You had bettor marry him your self, Aunt Pont" said Kato, mischiev ously. "Marry my grandson!" quoth Aunt Penelope. "I'vo lived fifty years with out a huband, and I guess I can mko out a few more of 'em. But I can't help fooling sorry for Lionel all tho same " "Well, Aunt Penelope, you know that I liko him oh, over so much!" "Ahl" said Aunt Penelope, "but that ' is oxactly what ho don't want." And Kite to avoid tho coming dls cussion, stole up to hor own room where tho wedding wreath and veil wcro already ellcltlug tho admiring comments of tho two dimpled young brldo-malds, Kato's youngest sisters Harold Uronfoll was not in tho hap piest of humors that night, when ho camo as usual to spend tho evening with his brlde-olcct. Ho criticised Kate's dress hor hair tho very twinkling ornaments sho woro in her oars. "And of course you aro tho best .judge of your own affairs, Katharine," ihe added. Kato especially disliked tho statoly "full narao" to which sho was by baptism entitled. "But 1 don't think it exactly tho correct thing lor you to bo walking out with Llouol Wilson tho very week Leforo your woddlng." "Dear mo, Harold 1" cried Kate, making doubled arohos of her prettily pencilled brows. "I had to go out to get two moro yards of whlto quilled ribbon for my sleeves, and as Llonol chanced to bo walking in tho samo di rection, i couldn't very well go on tho othor side." "A bride-elect has no business with tho attentions of any mau excopt him who Is to bo her husband." "Doar Harold, would you transform tho future husband into a tyrannical JallorP Would you wish to show that you havo noither confidence nor trust in tho womau you have chosen for your wife?" "I am much obliged to you," said Harold, bitterly, whllo a disgraceful curvo came to his Hps. "Perhaps plain speaking is host under all circum stances, but it is not agreeablo to hear that I am considered a tyrannical jail or" "Now, Harold," coaxed Kato, com ing oloso to him, and putting her littlo plump hand on his shouldor," bo good humored oilro again and put away all theso dlsagreoablo suspicions lor " "Thanks, once moro. Perhaps I had better tako'my loavo, since, in addition to tyranny, havo b'icomo disagrooa blo." H rose, Mitt! Kato for onrso, fairly driven beyond thu bounds of patienco, dl'l not oppoMO his departure She bad let Harold depart without a word to restrain him. Mr. urenfeu's own meditations, as ho walked homeward, wero not of the most exhllerating description. He liked to torment Kato, it was a sort of earnest of tbo power he hold over hor, tin his opinion, but yet ho wanted to ;see the arrow rankle. Anything like calm indifference on her part dofoatod all his intentions. And yet, impossible as it may seem to thoso of pleasanter and more sereao temperament, Harold Gronfell loved Kate Thorne dearly and truly. "But I'll find means to bring down her prldo and toach hor a lesson yet," ho thought, vindictively. "Sho shall not defy mo In that cool off-hand sort of a manner without repenting it." And when throo days afterward, ho called to tako Kato out for a drive, ho was greatly incensed by seeing Lionel Wilson in tho drawing room helping Dora, his youngest sister-in-law that was to bo, wind wonted, whllo Kato sat by, evidently ODjoylng their conver sation. Ho frozo into haughty rigidity at once, but Kato, provoklngly good humored, took no notlco of his cool ness. Well, tho day of tho woddlng camo and Kuto Thorno, liko nil othor brides, looked bowltchingly protty in hor whlto tlrass and veil, with just enough color to mako hor cheeks lino blush roses. It was to bo a h6mo wedding, and tho guosUt alroudy thronged tho parlors of Aunt Penolopo s spacious, old-fashioned house. "Kitot Kitel It's fivo minutes to twelve!" whispered Aunt Pen, putting her head into tho boudoir whero brido nnd brldomalds, liko roso and rosebuds on a stem, awaited tho stroko of tho eventful hour, which in this special caso happened to bo twelve o'clock Hasn't ho cotuo yet?" By way of answer to tho old lady's rather nervously put question, a servant entered at that instant with u note. "For Miss Kato," sho said. And Kate toro it open with Unshod cheeks, as sho recognized tho handwrit ing oi Harold Uronfoll on tho super scription: "My doar Kato," It read briefly, "slnco you havo studied my wishes so littlo during tho past weok, you can scarcely expect mo to make a spcclul point of your convenlonco. I havo busl ncBs that renders it dcslrablo for mo to loavo town this morning to bo absent two or three days. I am sorry to dc foat your arrangements, but porhaps the salutary lesson may not bo thrown away, and I havo long thought that you needed tlmo for a littlo reflection beforo ontering on tbo solemn ties ot mar riage Youis, vory truly, H. GllENFELL." Llonol Wilson, leaning against tho carved marble standards of tho chim ney place, watched tho varying color on Kate's cheeks us sho perused tho billet. "What 13 it, KatoP" ho asked, earn estly. Sho handed him tho noto with a littlo smile "Your sorviccs will scarcely bo ro quired, as groomsman to-day," sho said "Read that." Ho read it, tho scivrlot dyo ol anger mounting his chock. 'Kato," ho said, "you will not mar ry this man now?" "Never!" sho muttorod In a convul slvo tono. "Doar Kate, tho guests havo all ar rived, tho ministor is horo. I havo tho ring in my.pockot. Bo married to-day, Kato, and lot mo bo tho brldogroom. I havo lovod.you long and moro tenderly by half a score of years than this super cilious fop. Show htm, Kate, that this environed arrow falls short of tho mark." Sho looked with oyos half glad, half sorrowful Into his faoo. "1 can trust you, Llonol," sho mur mured. "Then you will booomo my wifoP" "Yes." "At onco." So Kato Thorno and Lionel Wilson woro married, and tho assembled wit nesses laughingly congratulated Kate upon tho profound secret she had con trived to keep of her real intentions. Two days afterward Mr. Grenfoll called at the Thorno mansion. "I have just returned to town," le said in a bustling and arrogant sort ot a way, "and of course 1 camo hero at once. Whero Is KateP" "Tho bride and groom haven't re turned to town yet," said Aunt Peno ople, calmly adjusting hor spictacles. "What bride? ojaoulatod Harold. "What groomP" ho echoed. "Why, Llonol and Kato, ot course They wero married tho day beforo yes- torday." "Married?" echoed Harold, in blank horror ano dismay. "Exactly so," said Aunt Penolopo, secretly exulting in his discomfiture. "Thero wero no cards, tho affair being rather sudden, but you will get a pleoo of woddlng oako, tlod with white rib bon, in duoscasou, 1 don't doubt." And she complacontly shut tho door in his taco, leaving him to tho reluctant conviction that ho had lost his trousure, and all through his own blind self-con colt and arrogance Tho Manny Home. Southern Churchman. I know a room whoro sunshino lingers, and thero is a breath of summer nnd mignonette in tho air when I think of It. There a tired man comes homo and throws off overcoat and bat without looking to see what becomes of them. Thero is a broad table in the light, strewn with papers and magazines, woman's work, with a litter of roso leaves dropping over them from a cen tral vase Thero is a wide sofa of the days ot the Georges, fresh covered in ohlntz.with forns and halrbolls for pat terns, and a tired man goes down there with a great ruffled pillow nnder his shoulders, opens parcels and letters dropping them on tho floor as tho most nutural plaoe for thorn. A girl has been painting, and her water colors and papers lay on a side table, just as sho left them to run for an Impromptu rido I havo never been able to dlsoovor any disarrangement of tho household econ omy by this flight. Somebody left shawl on a ohalr. Thero will bo noth ing said about it at broakfast next morning. Thero aro no laws against playing with curtain tassols, no regula tions as to how often tho snowy curtains may bo put up or lolt down. Thoy do not last tho season out, crisp and speck- loss, ns tho neighbors do ncross the way, but tho only consequenco is thoy aro oftoner now and clean. Thero is nothing very fine about tho houso, but things look brighter and aro renowed oftoner than in other houses. The chairs havo no particular places, and anybody 1 cols at liberty to draw out tho sofa when it pleases him. Thero Is I no primness about tho plaoe Ii thoro 13 grass on tho lawj, It is moant to be walked on, ana mo geraniums aro fondled nnd petted and caressed as if they wero children. Do you know thoro is a magnetism in green loaves and growing flowers derived from tho earth's heart, that makes it good to handlo and fool thorn P This houso is known as tho placo whero ono daros to broakfast. Thoro Is no coremony of waiting. Coffee and cakes aro put whoro thoy will Keep hot; tho tablo is cleared to suit tho houso-kooper's convenience, and a small ono for btho lato comer. Nobody lies nwako at night till tho light ceases to shlno under your chamber door, if you want to sit up and rend a volume through. There is an unwritten law of convenienco for tho household which regulates hotter than any codo Napoleonic. And tho benefits of allow ing people to bo a law unto themselves is that thoy aro as much bettor natured about it when they do oboy. Thero is indulgenco and roposo m this lovely homo, and a great deal of tlmo for things which most people cut short- tin hour's play With tho children, "a right down good chat with your neigh bor, a day of letter-writing onco a fort night. Disorder docs not imply dust or soil of any kind. It docs not includo shabblness or moan chaos. It means "leave to bo" in most cases, thinking of pcoplo moro than things. Ordor is simply harmony of a few notes. Dis order is tho floworlne, branching mel ody ot ono themo and that thome in dividuality. New Mexico. Denver Trltune. There is a groat ioal of inquiry about New Mexico now, and somo infor mation concerning it will propably bo ot intorcst to a great many ot our readers. Thoso who go thoro with tho expect atlon of picking up extraordinary bon anzas will bo sorely disappointed. The nativo silver and puro gold mines of New Mexico belong to tradition. No ono has found them, and it is not prob able that any ono will find them. So far as practical evidonco goes they do not exist. Thoro is mineral thero and, In somo parts ol tho Territory, notably in Grant county, thero is a considerable quantity of it. Thero is good mineral near'i'oas, somo in tho Black Range, somo near Albuqucrquo, somo not very farlrom Las Vegas, and thero aro rea sonable prospects In tho Cerillos. All theso sections, except Grant county, aro on trial. Not enough dovolopment has been dono to provo their value, Good coal is found in many portions o Now Mexico, and tho coppor mines are very rich. Indeed, it is tho bollol of practical mining men, whoso know ledgo ontitles them to an opinion, that coppor will yet provo to bo the richest mining resouroo of the territory. As an agricultural section, Now Mexico will provo a decided success whonitgetsa moro vigorous, enlight ened class of farmers. The first thing to bo dono, however, is to abolish that petty autocrat, tho mnjor domo. His powors aro entirely too great, and he will, in most cases, discriminate against American citizens for somo time to como. In tho southern part of the Territory thoro will bo a very profitable wine growing business grow up. Tho experience in grapo-growing has been exceedingly gratllying, nnd wo doubt not that, in tlmo, tho wino interest ot New Mexico will bo greater than that of California. It has tho means ol pass ing tho Stato coast if it will use them In the growing of cattlo and sheep, Now Mexico will always havo advantages greater than thoso enjoyed in Colorado. As a placo for mercantile invest ments tho Torrltory offers many induce ments. It will, this year, increaso its Amorican population vory largely, and tho demand tor goods of all kinds, and particularly thoso used in outfitting, win no very largo. Any sharp man with a knowledge of frontier public and no " frills" will bo able to mako his wuy and do it, pleasantly and with profit, Tho points best suited tor now vontures ought to bo determined by a persons! visit to tho Territory. All of tho lar- ger towns, however, offer largo trado advantages. For real estate specu lation Las Yogas, Santa Fe, Albuqucr quo or Silver City should bo chosen To conolude, Now Mexloo is a placo in which money can bo made by any man who is praotioal and sensible, and who has a little capital. Mechanics ought to be able, in a short time, to get work in many parts of the Territory, and as much of it as thoy want. In the railroad towns work oan oasily be pro cured now. Prospootors who go thero will havo to tako tho usual chances with lets probability of success than in Col erado. Thoro Is muoh now country to go over, though, and tho discoveries vet to no mode may change this con clusion to some extont. Truthfully answered. "What must I do," asked a moan, oonooited man ot a frlond who know him well, "to got a ploturo of the ono I lovo mostP" "Sit for your own ploturo," was tho roply. LUNOVKLLOTV'S GREED. "My work la finished; I am strong In faith and hope and charity; For I have written the things I tee, The things that have been and shall be. Conscious of right, nor fearing wrong: Because I am In love with Love, And the sole thing I hate Is Hate; For Uate Is death; and Love la life, A peace, a splendor from abate; And Ilate a never ending atrlfe, A smoke, a blacknesa from the abyss Where unclean serpent coll and hiss I Love la the Holy Ghost within; Hate the unpardonable sin I Who preaches otherwise than this Botraya hla master with anus." COMEDY. THOMAS nXH.BT AtPltlCU. Atlantic Monthlr. They parted with clasp r hand, And kisses, and burning tears; They met In a foreign land, After eomo twenty years. Met, as acquaintances meet, Smilingly, tranquil eyed Not even the least little beat Of tho heart upon cither side t They chatted of this and that, Tho nothings that makeup llfo; She In a Oalnsborough hat, And he in black for hla wife. Ah, what a comedy thla la I Neither was hurt It appears; 8h had forgotten hla hisses, And he had forgotten her tears. PRACTICAL SCIENCE. HpontnneoiiH Combustion ol Ac ttirncitc. Thoro is a paper by Herr Hoodicko, on tho spontaneous combustion ot an thraclto. in Dmn.tr Journal. After calling attention to tho fact disclosed by Professor Rtchtors, that Iron pyrites will ignlto In a stream of puro oxygon nt a tomporaturo ot 200 degrees, Herr Hoodloko shows that under atmos phorlo action tho pyrites in tho coal produce sulphuric acid, which brings up tho tomporaturo beyond 200 degrees, and thus causes spontaneous combus tion. Electrical UlnctilncH. Tho porfontlon of electrical machtno construction would appear to havo bcon attained recently, in tho production ot a Holtz instrument which, according to tho description, has revolving plates of forty-fivo inches diameter, and other parts in proportion. By means of a continuous charging apparatus attach ed to tho machlno, tho inductors may bo readily charged without rccourso to the catskin and rubber plate Tho ma chine, togothorwlth tho charging ap paratus, is mounted on a massive ma hogany apparatus used in experiments, By an ingenious arrangement of mech anism, tho crank which rotates tho largo plates is mado to turn tho charging apparatus; tho machlno iscapablo ot yloldlng a twenty -iix-inch spark, tho accompanying report being quite start ling, in contrast to this superb ma chlno, mention is mado of ono having a fivo-inch revolving plato, and yiolding a ono-inch spark. . lyc. A beautlfuVgolden-yollow dyo is now prepared from tho young wood of vari ous poplars. Tho young branches and shoots are cut off, crushed and brayed, then boiled in alum water, in the pro portions of ten pounds of wood und ono pound of powdered alum to threo gal Ions of water. Tho liquor is . boiled from twenty minutes to half an hour, and then filtered. In cooling, it thick ous and clears, throwing down & green ish yellow deposit of resinous mattor. When sufficiently clear, tho liquid is Hgaln filtered, and then left exposed to tho air lor threo or four days more.accord Ing'to the weather and atmosphere It quickly exidlzos under tho action of tho light and air, and assumes a rich golden tint, and in this ststo can be used for dyoing fabrics of all descriptions. For yellow and orange-yellow shades, it is used alono; mixed with Prussinn blue, it gives green; with oak bark, brown anil tan; with cochineal, etc., orange and scarlet shades. Tho coloring thus produced is said to bo of suporior quality. Hnioke not Cheap ClgHrs.-Home ol' tho PolMonoiiH IntrrecHeutH Found in Them by Client- IfctM. To tho world in general a cigar is merely a tightly-rolled packet having brittle fragments ol dry leaves within, and a smooth, silky leaf for its outer wraDoor. When it is burnt, and tho pleasantly-flavored smoke is inhaled, tho habitual smoker claims tor it a soothing luxury that qulots tho irritable norvous organism, rollovos weariness and entices repose Solence scouting so superficial a description, cxamtno? first tho smoko, second tho leaf, third tho ash. In tho smoko is discovered water in a vaporous stato, soot (free carbon,) carbonic acid and carbonio oxide, and a vaporous substanco con densable into oily nicotine Theso aro tho genoral divisions, whloh ohemists havo still further spilt up, and in so doing havo fpund acetic, formlo, butyric, Valeria and propionic aolds, prussio acid, creosote, and carbolic acid, am monla, sulphuretted hydrogen, pyri dine, virldine, picolino, lutidlne, oollo dine, parvolino, corodlno ami rubldlno, Theso last are a sories of oily bases bo longing to tho homologuos of aniline, first discovered in coal-tar. Applying chemloal tests to tho loaves, other ohemists havo found nlcotla, to bacco camphor or niootianino (about whloh not muoh is known,) a bittor ex tractive mattor, gnm chlorophyl, ma lato of lime, sundry albuminoids, malio acid, woody fiber nnd various salts. Tho foathory white ash, which in Its cohesion and whltonoss is indloatlvo of the good cigar, yields potash, soda, magnesia, lime, phosphoric aold, sul phurio aold, sllloia and chlorine. Tho ingredients oxtractablofroma poor and choap cigar would bo fonrful and won derful to contemplate Horo is a list from a Parliamentary report on adul terations In tobacco, sugar, alum, limo, flour or meal, rhubarb loaves, salt-potro, fuller's earth, starch, malt commongs, chromato of load, peat moss, molasses, burdock loaves, common salt, ondlvo loaves, lampblack, gum. red dye, a black dyo composed of vegetablo red and llcorlco, scraps of no wspaoors, cin namon stick, cabbago leaves and straw brown paper. Air Locomotion. Captain Beaumont, of tho English army, has invented a oomprossea-air locomotlvo, from which a revolution in tho piocut method ol short-routo travel isoxpectcd. This englno has been in uso for about a yoar at tho Woolwich Arsenal, and recently has bcon put on trial on tho Underground Railway In London. Thoro havo been nny numbor ot comprcsscd-atr locomotives in vontcd, but thoy havo all had tho fatal defect of unreliability. Thlof troublo has bcon that Intuslng compressod air in cylin ders a degreo of cold Is produced which very quickly Incumbors tho working machlnory with ice Captain Beaumont has overcome this difficulty by injoctlng a spray of hot steam into tho condensed air ns it passes into tho cylinders, a de vice which Is said to bo ontiroly satis factory, though, o( course, this necessi tates tho uso of a small steam onglno In connection with tho compressed-air locomotivo. In tho trials that havo been made, it has been found that this loco motlvo is capablo of dragging what would bo an ordinary railway train for twolvo miles or moro nt a rory high rato of speed. If put into general uso, say on tho under- round railroad in London, tho inven tion would doubtless result in quite a saving in tho fuol account, but its chlof merit would bo found in its noiseless and smokeless action. If tho Beau mont ongino proves to bo a successful invention, tho managers of our olevated railroads cannot bo too forward in tho work of introdnclng it into this coun try. It tho nulsanco of smoko, clndors and tho nolso of exhausting steam could bo dono away with, tho olovatcd rail roads In Now York city would bo much moro acceptable to their users and much less objectionablo to thoso in front of whoso houses they run. llrt;llin(r Pnln ly Nlioclttt. Many peoplo (says tho Electrician) havo obsorved that a blow or othor Jar ring shock, will sometimes dispel pain; but tbo importance of mechanical vi brations as an anodyne is now engaging tho serious attention of physicians. For somo years past Dr. Mortimer Granvillo has boon endeavoring to find a good means of mitigating tho pangs of neuralgia by a recurring sories of shocks, administered to tho skin over tho effected part, and ho has constructed an apparatus for tho purposo which has boon employed successfully on various occasions. Mr. Boudot, of Paris, has, howovcr, qulto recently developod tho subject still further, and applied tho ordinary diapason or tuning fork to tho purposo in question. He was led to do this by tho experiments of M. Vigou roux, who provokod contractions in hys torical patients, and subdued tho pains in a norvous cripple, by causing tho so norous waves from a vibrating tuning fork and sounding board to lmplngo upon his limbs. M. Boudet improvos upon this treatment by bringing tho vi brator into actual contact with the sur face of tho body. He doos this by a tuning fora kept in constant vibration through the attraction and ropulsion of an eloctro-magnet, in which an olectrlo current flows, and a rod having ono end connected to tho fork and tho other applied over the nerve So efficacious docs it appoar to be, that cortaln kinds of neuralgia, especially in tho less deep Eoated nerves, aro charmod away aftor a fow minutes use Tho subject is yet in its infancy, but it is probable that othor kinds of physical suffering may bo soothed by tho vibratory Influcnco and it is not unlikely that comploto an wHhesia, similar to that produced by chloroform, may result from tremors ol tho cranium; for when tho fork is np plied to the walls of tho skull, a swim ming of tho head, followed by a desire to sleep, is frequently inducod. Thoro aro good reasons for belloving that chloroform acts through mechanical disturbance of tho sensory norves. How tho Ancients Measured a Day. Popular Sclcnco lEoiithty, Tho first and most obvious division ot timo is tho day tho timo required for a revolution of tho earth upon its axis which could not havo boon avorVi difficult matter to ascertain with sufli ciont correctness. But to mark and the tlmo of tho sun's apparent rovo tlon through tho lieavons among tio stars was a mattor of groat difllcu that it was-not oxaotly ascertained even at the lime of tho reformation of Jtho oalandor in 1682; yet so uniform is ho ,at motion of tho earth in tho orbit tho results of modern experiments der it noxt to absolutely cortain tba. en tho tlmo of orbital revolution hasnoveava- rlod oven the fraction of n second. In tho inlanoy of astronomy, many inge- nius expedients wore adopted to ascer tain this and other matters oonneotod with tho times and motions of tho planets and othor hoayenly bodies, ono of whloh may bo mentioned evon at the risk of tedlousness. To ascertain tho exaot timo of tho revolution of tho con oavo of tho hoavens, two vessols wero placed ovor caoh other, tho uppor filled with wator, tho lower empty. At tho moment ot tho appearing of a certain star abovo tho harizon, tho wator was permlttod to flow from tho uppor into tho lowor vossol, nnd tbo flow was con tinued until tho same star appeared tho next night, when tho fl m was stopped. Tho wholo concavo of tho hoavons bad then mado ono revolution. Tho water whloh had flowed out during this ttmo was divided into twelvo equal parts, and smallor vessels wero mado oaeh to hold Just ono of theso parts, and on tho following ovn'ng they repoatcd tho pcratlon, filling sucjosslvcly six ol thoso vossols, and noting carefully what stars roso nbovo the horizon during tho timo required to fill each of thorn. Each group of stars which roso during tho tlmo of filling ono small vessel was called a station or houso of tho sun. Thoy thon postponed operations upon tho othor half of tho hoavons for six months, when they repeated it, and thus divldod the path of tho sun through tho whole hoavens into twolvo divisions, to most of which thoy gavo tho namos of cortain animals; honco tho tortn zo diac, tho propriety of which could havo been seen only by tho fertile fancies of tho childhood of tho race Tho wholo ancient method of dividing and naming tho constellations Is to us uttorly ab surd, nnd is really a hindranco to a knowledge of tho stars. Dogs In Literature. Temple Bar. Macaulay's definition of a dogns "an animal that only spoiled conversation" is qulto characteristic of that eminent and, withal, monopolizing talkor, who would most unresorvedly hnvo indorsed tho parody, "Ono man's potis another's nuisance1' But Goethe's fcollncs had awd tho bounds of boredom ; dogsj were an aouorronco to him; their barking drovo him to distraction. Mr. Lowes tolls us of tho poet's troubles as thoatri cal manager nt Weimar, whon tho cabal against him had craftily porsuaded the Duko Carl August, whoso fondnoss for dogs was as rcmarkablo as Gootho's aversion to them, to invito to his capital tho comodlan Karstcn and his poodlo, which had been performing, amid tho onthuslastio acclamations of Paris and Gormany, tho leading part in tho molo- drama of "Tho Dog of Montarels." Goethe replied: "Ono of our thoatro regulations stands, 'No dogs admitted on tho stage;' " and thus dismissed tho subject. But tho invatation had already gono, and tho dog arrived. Alter tho first rehearsal Gootho gavo his Highness thocholco between tho dog and his Highncss's then stago managor; and tho Duko, angry at his opposition, sovercd a long friendship by a most offensive letter of dismissal. Ho quickly, how ever, camo to his sonses, and, repent ing of his potulanco, wroto to tho poot in a conciliatory tono; but, though tho cloud passed away, no entreaty could ever Induce Gootho to rcsumo his post. Alfred do Musset's dislike of dogs was intensified by unfortunate experience for twico in his lifo a dog had gono noar to wreck his prospects, onco, whon, at a royal hunting party, ho blunderingly shot Louis Phillippe's pointer; nnd again when as a candidate for tho Acadoray, ho was paying tho customary visit of ceremony to nn influential immortal, Just as he rang nt tho chateau gato, an ugly, muddy whelp rushed joyously and noisily to greet him, fawning upon tho poet's new and dainty costume Rjluo tant to draw any distinction of courtesy, at such a timo, botwoon tho Academi cian and his dog, ho had no altornatlvo but to accept tho slimy oaressos, and tho escort of tho animal into tho salon, Tho embarrassment of his host he ac counted for by tho barely defensible behavior ot his pet, but whon tho dog having followed them into tho dining- room, placed two muddy paws upon tho oloth and seized tho wing of a cold chicken, Do Musset's surpressed warth found relief in tho reserved suggestion, "Yon nro fond of dogs, I see" "Fond of dogs!" echoed the Aeadomlclan, " hato dogs." "But this animal hero?1 ventured Do Musset. "I hnvo borno with tho boast," was tho reply, "only becauso It is yours." "Mlnof" cried tho poet, "I thought it was yours, whloh was all Jhat prevented mo from killing him." Tho .two men shouted with laughter; Do Musset gained a Irlend; but tho dog and his kind an enemy moro bitter than bofore The Minister's Cow. Somo years ago thoro lived in Con trol Now York a very worthy but oc- C ntrlo dlvlno, known as Fathor Gross. o had a hired man named Isaac, who always oboyedordors without questions. Father Gross bought a now oow ono day whloh provod rctraotory whon mllk- U, retusing to surrender tbo lacteal TIuUl, although Isnao used all tho per- .uaslvo arts of which ho was master. lo finally reported tho delinquencies to his master. "Well, Isaao," said he, "go to tho barn and get thoso pieces of now rope" Isaao oboyed; tho oow was driven into the stable, tlod with tho pleoo of tho rqpo, whon tho Rev. camo out armod Willi U IM1I1U. . "Now," he oxplalnod to Isaao, "I will got on the cov's baok and you tic my feet, beneath her, then you go on Q'ith your milking and with my wolght pn hor back sho must givo down her miiK." Isaao oboyed. Tho foot were tlod, tho pall got and milking commoncod. But bossy objected, and plunged wildly about. Tho stable was lotf ?und tho Rev's hoad was fearfully thumpoL J "0. Isaaot Isaaot' bawled ho, "out thon rope" Isaao seizod tho knlfo and out, not tho ropo whloh tied tho mastor's feet but tho ono that tied tho cow. Tho stable door was opon, also tho yard gato. Away darted tho frantlo oow, tho terrified man on hor baok holplossly roaring, "stop hor, stop horl" Whllo madly careering down tho road, he met a parlshionor who ex citedly called, Why, Mr. Gross, whoro aro you goingr" 'Only God and this cow knows," groaned ho; "I don't." Tho animal was finally oaughl, and tho man released, muoh scared but un hurt. Stand firm. Somo years ago, as two young gentle men wero going homo from a party la Philadelphia, thoy wero attacked by a gang of rowdlos. Tho youths wero brothers, and noted for tholr skill in boxing. Standing back to baok, thoy knookod down tholr assailants as fast a thoy camo nt them. In a fow minutes tho rowdies fled. Similar tactics onco saved two English nnglers from bolng bitten by a paok of florco dogs. As thoy woro passing n farm-houso, a largo dog, whoso barking nnd glaring oybs announced his rngo, dashed at thorn. Catch up somo stonos and stand baok to back, or ho'll worry us,' cried tho older. " Armed with as many stonos as thoy could pick up, thoy put thomsolvos in position and waited tho charge. But tho dog did not attack. Ho dvidontly thought tho position too formidable for him to carry by assault. Aftr circling round tho inon two or throo times, ho roturnod to tho farm-houso. Tho nnglers, congratulating thom- selves on tho success of their tactics prcssod onward. They had just passed ovor tho brow of a hill whon a chorus of 'Yelp, Yolp, Yelp!' announcod an other and more dangerous attack. n o nro hunted,' shouted ono to tho othor 'moro stonos, nnd stand firm, or wo aro dead mon.' Filling thoir pockets and hands with stonos, tho two mon again stood back to back, and waited anxiously tho at tack. On camo tho largo dog, with four othor dogs, all open-mouthed and barking furiously. Thoy, too, had tholr tactics. Thoy began by circling round tho nnglors, nnd gradually drew nearer nnd nonrer. A woll-almod stono struck tho londor of tho pack on tho head and rolled him ovor. Anothor stono hit a second doer on tho sido and sent him out of tho circlo howling with pnln. Then tho pack haltod, retreated somo distance, and again began to circlo round tho men. Suddenly thoy went round and round, until, seeing no ohanco for an assault, thoy wont slowly off ovor tho hill. Tho anglors wont tholr way, specu lating as to tho method by which tho largo dog porsuaded his four compan ions to join him in assaulting his en emies. Water as a Drink. Many persons drink ordinarily as littlo water as posaiblo, and nono at all at meal times, becauso thoy supposo that wator dilutes tho gastrio juice Experiments, howovor, show that dilu tion does not diminish tho power of tho gastrio juice, and furthor, that water alono, as well as solid food, awakens its secretion. A paper road by Dr. Webster, of Boston, nt a mooting of a learned medical sooiety took tho ground that water, used moderately at moals, is beneficial, nnd that a large class of orsons drink too little Tho result is, if too littlo water is drank especially If tho person oats heartily tho porspir ation and the kidney seoretlon are di minished. Not only thoy, but tho wasto of tho system, whlcb can bo re moved only in a state of solution, is not eliminated with sufficient regularity and fullness, and tho system becomes gradually clogged by it. The accu mulation is slight from day to day, but in timo unpleasant symptoms are de veloped. Theso symptoms aro of an in definite character disoomfort, evon pain, sometimes in ono place and some times in another, constipation, and unhealthy huo ot tho skin. "Patients," said Dr. Wobster, "who drank no moro thnn a pint of wator a pay have told mo that they were not thirsty. Thoy woro surprised when told to drink more Thoso who havo followed this suggestion in tho courso of a week have developed thirst, and drink as many as throo pints of wator a day." Wo may add that water taken into tho stomach Is at once rapidly absorded by the blood vessels. A bowl of well-seasoned broth as a first courso, Is specially helpful to tho above class of patients. A largo quantity of ioo wator is harmful to any one Righted bj the Whirligig rTImo. History has its satires as sharp as tho most biting darts of tho schools. Whllo tho direct descendants of tho Bonapartes aro soattorod over Europe In oxllo Franoo on sufforanco, or marrying tho daughters oi gamblors at Monaco, tho lino of tho divorced Empress Josophlno Is ruling in various courts, marrying and mating with tho oldest principal ities on tho continent. ThoyoungGus tavus Adolphus who is ablut to marry thoPrinoels of Baden Is lio grandson of Prlnco Euffeno, the .sLson of tho great NapoleariCsoiWft Empress Josephine Tho houso of Baden is it self a linkbotwoee tho Empress' line and that of tho present Emperor ol Ger many. Tho throne to whloh this youth, will bo called somo day was created by a Marshal of Napoleon, Bernadotto, whdf o training under tho master of tho art of war was In tho end utilized to crush his over-reached ambition, Nor way and Swedon is a growing power which in tlmo may fairly tako rank with tho great continental powors, guardod as itjis by English Jealousyjfrom tho greed of Russia and tho ulterior polloy of Gormany. ' Aa a gonoral thing young lawyora don't nave many trying times. I wait.,-..