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t DOBVlfH A CO. ORKOON. MO A QBESTIOH OF CO LOU. BT KKLMR I TINKIUM.' St. Nlcholn forMirth "Dewr me I" i'd Mr. 8trawb:rry Jam, A-growIng rat red, What a. nostii'f r untlo cmturol tin; I (an iweelj hoi 1 up my head, To think that I ehon d Hto to sto An In uttonVrcd, like th , to it el To at I should be placed on tte vcr lane ihel (Oh e earl IhardljrkitwmycH) Br tbo nldo of t''t cd'oua Blackberry Jam That vulgar, cosmos, Blakbcrry Jaml" Bo ehc fumel ni frct'o J, hour by hour, Jrowl:it less antltcs contented, Tllhcrlemp r broimesolhorough'y lour T.ll sho a last fcrnv nt d. While Mr. Blackberry Jam ket it'll, And let her liavj her sav, Kcptiqle lica t, asb'acUborr'.ts will, And grow iwect r every '. Hastened to open her itmwbcrry pot. "Ob, what a horrlblo mcisl Dear-dear Not n bcrrr lit lo cat Is here. After all," putting It down villi a tlatn, "Nothing will keep UUogood Blaikbctry Jam, Honest, reliable, BlacUbcrryJatn." Mrf. Strawberry J. went Into tho pall; Oh my what n dire disgrace; And the pig ntc her up, w Ith n switch of his tall And a troubled cxprcsil' n of face. While Blackberry J., In a lovely Rlass dlih, 8at along with the bread and honey, And thoL-ght, whllo happy as heart could wish, "Well, thing turn out very funny I" DAMON AM I'YTIILVS. True Story t Their I) lllcitlllra on Arrntint ofTliclr Mutual Mnah. By HU1 NjC. CIIAtTr.lt ! " Tboromnllofitoiy of Damon runl Py thias, which bus been celobrntod In verso and song for ovor two thousand year?, is supposed to bavo origlnatod during tho reign of Dtonysius I. or ionysins tho Elder tis ho was also call ed, who resigned about 850 years B. C. Ho must liavo beon called "Tho Elder" moro for a jolto than anything olso as ho was bv inclination a Unitarian, ai tuoiigh'Tio was novcr a mombor of any church whatever, and was 'in fact tho wlckodost man in nllSyrucuso. DionyBlus nroso to tho throno from tho ranks, nnd used to call himself a solf-mndo man Ho was tyrannical, sovoro nnii selnM-, as all solf-mndo men nro. Stlf-mntlo men nro very prono to usurp tho prorogatlvo of tho Al-X mighty and overwork themselves. Thoy aro not satisfied with tho position of division superintendent of creation, but thoy want to bo most worthy high grand muck amuck of tho cntlro ranch, or their llv s nro gloomily fi.zles. Dionvoius was indeed so odious and overbearing towaid hU subjocts that ho Hvpd In constant fear of assassination at thoir hands. Tills fear robbed him of his rest and rondcrod llfo a dreary wnslo to a tyrannical king Ho lived in constant drend that each previous mo ment would bo followed by tho succeed ing ono. Ho would cat a hearty sup por and retlro to rest, but tho night would bo cursed with horrid ('roams of of thoSo3thlansandWhilo Hvor Utos pooling off his epidermis and throwing him Into a boiling cauldron with rod noppcr nnd othor countordrrltants, whllo thoy danced tho Highland fling around this royal barbecue. Even his own wllo and children woro forblddon to enter his prcsenco fot fear that they would pnt "barn arsenic" in tho blano maugo or "Cosgrovo nr ionlo" in tho pancake or paris grcon in tho pie. During his roign ho had constructed an immon8o suidorranoan cavernous arrangimont called tho oar of Dlony-siu-, becauso it resomblcd in shape and gonoral telephonic power tho human cur. It was tho lorgost ear on record One day a workman expressed a doslro to erect a Hmllar ear of tin or galvan Ircd iron on old Dl hlmtclf. Somo ono "blowcd on him," and tbo uxt mora ine his head was thumping about i" tho waste paper basket at tno genorai ohkw, Wh An mm of the klnff'fl Blll'loOtS, who thoncht ho was solid with tho adminis tration, would say: "Boyond tho possl bilityofn doubt, Your Most Sorono Highness Is tho kind nnd loving guar dian of his pwplo and tho idol ol his subjecis " Ills Itoynl Tallnoss would say: "Whatyo givin1 us? Do you wish to play tho Most Subliuio Ovorsecr of tho Uulvorso and General Ticket Agent Plenipotentiary for a Chinaman? Ha! You cannot iill up the King of Syracuao with taffy." Then ho would order tho chief ox cutioner to run tho man through tho royal sausngo grinder and thriw him into tho Mediterranean. In this way tho sausngo grlndor was kept running night and day, and Iho chief engineer who run tho, machine mndo doublo tirao every month. CIIAl'TUlt II. I will now biing in Damon and Py thias. Dann and Pythias wcro naniod af ter a populaifecnA organization bo causo thoy woro so solid on each othor. Thoy thought moio of ono nnotbor than anybody. Thoy borrowed ohowlng to bacco, nnd wi ro always eoclublo and pleasant. Thoy slept togolhor, aud unitedly "stood off" tho landlady hi anpnth to month in tho most "cuUbrful and harmonious manner. If Pjtlila enorod in bo night llko tho blast of a fog-horn Damou did not got mad and kink bin in thii stomaoh nssomo would. IIo gently but flmly took him by tho lioso and lifiod him up and down tot tbo merry lhythm of Tlio' Bablos in our Blook." Thoy loved ono another in m ason and cut of soaeon. Their affoetion was llko Uio soft bloom on thu noso of a Wyom ing lP(;Wriliir. Itnovrgnw pulo or V 11 tod, K was alwajs thorc. If Damon wcro at tho bat Pythias was on deok; If Damon wont to the church fair and Invited starvation, Pythias would go, too, nnd voto on tho hand somest baby till tho First National Bank of Syracuso would rofnso to honor his oheoks. But ono day Damon got too much budgo nnd told tho venorablo and colossal old royal bummor of Syracuso what ho thought of htm. Thon Diony Blus told tbo chief ongineor of tho saus ngo grlndor to turn on steam nnd pro paro for business. Bus Damon thought of Pythias, and how Pythias hadn't so much to llvo for as ho had, and ho mado a compromise by oflorlng to put Pythias In soak whilo tho only gonuinu Damon wont to soo his girl, who lived at Albany. Threo days wcro given him to get around and redeem Pythlats, and if ho fallod bis friend would go to pro test. ciiaiti;u tit. Wo will now supposo thrco days to havo clapsod slneo tho preceding chap- tor. A largo parly of enthusiastic citi zens of Syracuso nro gathered around tho grand stand, nud Pythias is on tho platfouu, cheerfully taking off his coat. Near by stands n man with a broad-nxc. Tho Syracuso Silver Cornot Hand has just plarcd "It's Funny When You Fool Tlint Wny," and tho chaplain has mado a long prayor, Pj thins sliding a trade dollar into his hand whispering to him to glvo hhn his monoy's worth. Tho declaration cf Indopondonco ha3 boon read nnd tho man on tho loft is running Ins thumb playfully ovor tho odgo of his moat-axo. Pythias takes off his collar and tio; swearing softly lo himself nt his miserable luck. f'llAlTKlt IV. It is now tho proper Umo to throw in tho solitary hot scmou. Tho horizontal bars of goldon light from tho sotting sun gleam nnd gllttor from tho domo of tho court house nnd batho tho grcon plains of Syracuso with mellow splon dor. Tho billowy plies of lloecy bronzo in tho eastern sky look soft nnd yield ing, llko Sara Bernhardt. Tho lowor- lns herds wind slowly o'er tho lea, anil all naturo seems opprossjd with tho soli mn hush and stillness of tho sur roundings and cugullliig horror. Tho solitary horseman i3 seen com ing along tho Albany and Syraciuo toll road. IIo jabs tho Mexican spurs into tho foamy il-ink of his noblo Ctiyusn plu. , and tho lash of tho quirt as it moves through iho air sings n merry song. Damon has boon dolayod by road agf nts and washouts, and ho is a littlo behind tlmo. Besides, ho fooled u lit tlo too long nnd dallied In Albany with his fair aazollo. But ho ia making up tlmo now, and ho sails into tlio j nil yard just in tinio to tako his part. He and P)thlas fall into each other's arms, borrow a chow of llnc-cut from oneh o.her, and weep to slowmusle. Diony slus comes boforo tho curtain, bows, and says tho i xorclso will bo postponed. Ho ordorcd tho band to piny something soothing, gives Damon tho appoint ment of superintendent of nubliu insti tutions and Pythias tho Syraotiso post oflleo, and everything is lovely. Or chestra plays something touohlul, enr tain comes down. Keno, In hoo usufruct Nux Vomica est. North nnd Sontb, Before and After tho Wnr. In "Oddities of Southorn Llfo," con tributcd by Mr. Henry Wattersou to Till' Centuky for Anril, tho author hits off in tho fullowinir happy manner thu ohangos in sectional fooling 6ineo tho war: In thoso days thoro wcro no bloated bondholder. Wo had not oven risen to tho dignity of tho lusuran'.o agent. Capital was really timid, and, for tho most nnrt, was represented In tho South, as far as tho East was concerned, by tho peddler, tho colporlour, and tho vondorof lightning-rods. Thoso, who mado themselves familiar with South orn thoroughfares only, woro impressed by tho manners of ourswnggorlnghoro; thoy stood nbasnod boforo his bullying; thoy woro nraueod by his vulgarity; bo Ins for tho most part unvcr-od in tho ways of tho world, except that of trade, thoy woro bound to fall into m.stnkos Not unnaturally, therefore, they mis took tho f oulhor swashbuckler for tho Southorn gontloman, and oarrlrd homo n dsguerrootypo of Southorn llfo tftton from their adventures, which, a: wo may conjecturo, woro rarely of'Atlio nb'ftfit. TlinSnnlh. nn ta nnrt. irntlilti . , , , viow of Iho North from tho wnndoiVlig miiuiionioii wuo woro uosc Known io.v nnd thus a mu'.ual iniscoucoptvn l.t.. llo 1.1 ' t. .. sprang into existence laicinir us lii,na and examples, not from tho bettor oiossos of society, but from tho .worsD Tho truth is, that bohind theso thjjuo plo, tho good pooplo, of tho North lUut South lived, movrd, nnd had their Ic ing; in tho ono soctlon, rolylng u,Jbn personal thrlfc and industry to biiild up fortune; In tho othor soutlon, victims to cireumstanco rather than design, ac cumulating dobts os they accumulated slaves. I am suro that I am not 0iit iefyn in this; and, indeod, events aro verifying It. After years of contention and war, tho obstruotlvo forces nro passing uwny. aud what do wo seo? Why, in Iho South, looking northward, wo soo a race, kindred to ourselves, a little less i ll'jal o, but hardly less geni al, nlrotdy disciplined and t tptlpped to strugglo against tho winds and tho wnvo4. Iu tho North, looking south vard, tho philosopl lo observer stes, not a huddlo of Ihhv barlmrians, com- pdsod in large part of murderer and gimlilorn, but a great body of Ciirlstlun men and women, who havo had a hard jfl.rugglo with fnto and fottuao, bit who havo stood against tho elements with n fortitude that contradicts tho character Istloj formerly Imputed to them; ho boos Iho master of yesterday (ho toller of to-day; ho scos tho mistress o' tho mansion, still a gentlewoman in Iho truost sense, striving and saving, patch, ing, piecing, nnd pinohingto mako bi t'l ends moot; ho soes, In short, a pooplo, born to tho luxury of n rich soil and n warm climato, and inurod to nothing oxoppt tho privations of disastrous war nnd unexpected poverty, throwing thomsolvos bravoly into tho cxlgonolos of real llfo; nowhoro Indolont nnd Ir'le; nowhoro domornllzod; ovory where olioorful, nctlvo, nnd sober. It is not of Ihoso, howovor, that I shnll speak In theso najros. Tho homo ly story of their ups nnd downs will pass into tha humor of tho future I wish to introduce hero a lowor order to talk of tho comicalities and whlmsl en Lies of Southorn life, ombodlod In tho txplolts of Iho "hoivllu-r rnewn of tho mountains," nnd tho musings of tho oplc hero wr.o, describing himself, said: "I am a Hghtor from Bitter Creek; I'm a wolf, nnd this Is my night to howl. Pvo thrco rows of front teeth. and nary tooth ftllko. Tho folks on Bitter Creek nro bad: tho hlchor un voit go, tho wuss thoy arc; and fin from the hrnd-trahr." This Ivpo is tho off spring of a class, and, as humor Itsolf springs from the nether sido of nature, ho must noods play a considerable part iu tho veracious chrouiclo of .Southern llfo. A Dug Story. . Krliraka Mule Jmirnnl, A crowd walling for a trail- at an up j country railroad station had n henp of fun tho other day. An old man enmo thoio with u small tin can, which ho sat down on tho platform. Thoro was a quiet crowd prcsont and among the gang was a fanner with nblgyollow dog, and n boy with his satanio majesty in his hoart. Tho boy sot out to havo what ho consiil rod fun. Whllo tho farmer and tho owner of tho can woro not look ing, ho inveigled the unsuspicious canlno over by tho can. Then ho produced a cord and tied tho can to tho dog's tail. Theso proceedings woro watched by many of tho bystando's with Peon inter est. When tho job was dono tho boy dr iw way to glvo the dog a ohaneo lo run. Jsui tno a ui mm utun't. it jun stood and looked miserable. Thu crowd whooped to start him. Thy coin motion attracted tho notico of tho farmer and tho owner of tho can. Tho farmer was awful mad. Ho mantnd to wallop who over tied tho can to his dog, and ho was about torolensahim. Bulheold man in terposed. "Uun foryour lives?" ho cried. " There's dynnmito iu that can, the min- uto tho dtg s'artt things will bo scatter ed round hero IIko nn ourtliquako had called." A great change camo o'er tho crowd. Their looks of mirthful interest vanishod. They turnod and Hod. 1 ho dog fawllicm going nnd started after them. Tilo farmer was nealy frantic. He wan tod to save his dog. but uftor hesitating, turnod and lied, too. After lum went thf dog, on tho gallop, dragging tho can Tlio train camo to tho station, and tlio old man who had not Ilud, bonded it and left. Finally tho can got (totatched from f.ho dog's tall. Then tlio terror of tho mob had subsided. Somebody ills covered that tho cover of the can had como off. Tho can contained only two oi'gs. Half tho crowd had intended to take tho train, but had lost It. Thoy couldn'. got at tho old man for ho had gono on tho train. Butihoy took hold of that boy, and villo two held him tho othors took turns with tho thinglo. His yell was heard two miles away, and tho hide on certain parts of him U all tlicd out. Ho won't try to nmuso a crowd again. Br.ici iilleldN Mnuy-iiiikdii fs- The Century. Again wo must diHor from Hcrr Braudcs in thu nsorlion that Disraeli was lacking In tho "many-siilcdnosi" of ttoJow. Piitno-Mlnlstor of England, poot, novelist, orator, satiiist, wit, and dandy, the leadir of tho Tories and thn 'writer of a novol ("Sybil") which Heir Brandos says is "a confession of sym pathy with tho Chnrtlsts," and contains "passages tnat remludono of Ijisalle," tho author of "a littlo mnstcr-picco of composltnn ("Jxloii in rioavon' ) a classic model which Heluo might havo envied," and of poeim (iu "Venetia") "not unworthy of Shelly," tho chief of thu Conservatives and tho enthu&lastio ohnmplon of Byron and Shelly as op posed to tlio cant and stupidity of Brit ish society, -in tho name of Pro'.ous, havo wo not hero enough, on Heir Bryndesi' own showing, to tstnblh Dis raeli's o'alm to mauy-slilodness 'of sym pathy and mind? And yet tho f.iot remains that Disraeli was nol n llrat-ejass man; his qualities woro not thoso of tho world's heroos; I o poss scd talent, rather than genius; he was a sagaeloui politician aiming nt solf aggrandizement, not a who states man buildlug his monument in ontlur ing aoU of publio survlco; and tho study of his career is oaloulated to dszlo, or entertain, oven to nmus., rather than lo elevate, to stimulate, or to ennoble. Bat do all thoso derogatory facts pro cludo LI oi from being considered a representative Jew? On tho contrary, wo tLimc tioy tend to oonilrm his title. On hor return from Sunday morning sorvloo. Peroy's mi thor told him that Mr. F. pruauho'l about tlio importance of parents bringing their children to meeting, nnd that he would havo to go hereuftor. Tho critical eight-year-old replied in anxloi s tones: "I don't want to, ma; I never hoard a sermon iu that churoli iu my llfo thai. I liked." TIIE 8IIOHK OP KTKIttfltV. Alone! to land aloneupon that shore! With no oi.e In sight that we have seen It fere; Things of a different bun And sonnds all new, And fragrance so sweet tbe soul miy faint, Alone! Oh, that first hour of beings sdntt Alone ! to (and alone upon the shore I On which no wavelets Hp, no billows roir, Perhaps no shape of ground, Perhaps no tight or sound, No form or earth our fancies to arrange, But to begin aUno that mighty clunge. Abni 1 to land upon t at shnr ! Knowing lo wo'l we can re urn no nvrr. Novoleoorfacoir irlend, Noni wltl u. t at-end Our disembarking on that aw'ul s tan 1, Hut to arrive a ono I nucha lint! e Abnl to 'nnl upon that lure, To bt'gln a ono to Ivof revcrmor1, To have n ono to leach T. ounn en f thitpo'c'i Of fiat new I 'e, or piitumtotirra'c; Wou'dwo might iliclija More mp.itilp . I Aloiif No, Ood 1-ft'h been here Ion; before, Ktcrnally Intimated i n Hut shore K r us w o wcro to toxv To our t rnal Iiotc; Anil he hath taught h's nngo's to prjpt re In th.it way we are t be welcome tlcrc. WtAOTlUAIi NUIKXCK. Klrrtrlral .Science, Among tho many unexpected dcvel opomonts i.f electrical scienoo is a ap plication to tho hiving of bees when thoy sivni in, fttccefsfully tried by (ior man experimenters. By Introducing thn ends of two connecting wires Into n fully oceuplod honeycomb, nnd laming on thn current, tho beci were rendered inacllvo for about thirty luinutof, which nilmlttcd of their hi Ing safely hnmllod. whilo no bad roiults appoared to follow their awakening. Arlmtin Witt,. Tho principle of wnter rising In ar tesian wells is that prceolating through provlous strata, such ns sand, gravel or clinlk, tho watorlsflnallyai-j-csted by nn Impervious stratum of rock or clay, thus causing It to aeeutnulato iu tho previous stratum above, as in u reser voir. When this source of supply is lilyhcr than tho spot whero tho well Is bom I, or hlahir than tho depth to which it is bored, tho water will riso to the ratrfaeo, or ovou considerably above t. Clirmiio rminril l.c.illirr. Exporiiiunts siimv that the now ohroniu leather tho re-, ill of tho now tanning process by bl-chroma'o of pot- asu-oxceeils in trnsilo strength thu bark-tanned article: also, that after it liMssotundor Iho lioci-tMry strcs, it still retains an extraordinary amount of elasticity, which is avallablu for tight ening machlmry belting on pullejs. As i lustrntlng this statement, tho fact is shown that a piece of eliromo loathcr boro an ultimate sttcss of !1 297 pounds per equaru inuli, while a pioeo of bark I'tuthor only boro an ultimate sin s of 1! 07-' pounds por s piuro inch this ex ample proving the snmpl- s of ohrniii tanned leather to bo stronger than tlio barku-tanned by somo liftecn per cent. 1'rneriliiK Irroi CaHtlups, A procefS f irprusL-rvIiuiio.i castings is thus deserlbod in Iho Mmitcur tvilu.t (rid: Tlio nriiolois treated with tlilutod hydrochlorio acid, which dissolves tho lion nnd leaves a thin skin (Irmly adho riug to tho fcti'fjco. It is then submit ted to tlio actio i of hot or cold water, or stoara, which Is btttir, to tlissolvu or removo tho uliloii le of iro.i which has beon formed, nud is next thoroughly driod nud treated with a solution of India rubber, gutta-percha, or rosin dissolved I u i.urAllluo. When tho para (lino has evaporated there remains n solid coating, which may be enameled. A vitreous enamel mny bo produced on tho suif.ico by Immersing tho Iron, after treatment with tho acid, in ,v batli i f silicate and borato of so la. 'I.'hi-ro i- ih' n produced a very liardnn l halibut surface. P.itsons in Canned Fruits, From il.o proeeedlngi of tho Match meeting of tho Acndoniy of Seienco, at Dos Mouios, wo tako tho following: Mr. BuiIo brought somo empty to mato cans to show how tho acids had acted upon tho tin nnd mado a poison element in tho fruit. This gave riso '.o different linos of Inquiry and opened up a wldo lijld for discussion. What was tho poison generated? Dr. Held said tlio juice of tomatoos contains three acids, to-wlt: citric, mallo and oxalic Citrlo nnd malic acids nro not ranked ns poisons, but ox ilio acid is a power ful poison. It is thu strongest no d of tlio threo, and henco oxulato of tin would probably bo tho poUon generate I in to mato cans. Prof. Carey Btid that ho and seme of hlsohemUtty students had mado a test of perhaps thirty different samples of tin, and in ivory caruthey had found the tin itself largely adulter ntod with lead, which is a much cheap er metal. He mado soiuo acid tosts ou tho tins bfnught tliern by Mr. Bailey, aud showed to thn mooting tho chomlo il proof of lib stateuiont about tho lead udulterutlon of tho tin material wl.Ioh tho oans nro mado from. Hero was a now rovulatbn of tlio steady and slow poisoning which is going on in families that uso (nrgoly of nillulous canned fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. . Every can will contain si me lead iu solution; and In Johnson's Cyolopaedla wo find this Matcmcnt; 'Tnu constitutional effeots of load aro wholly poisonous, aud aro brought ou by a slow and stonily in pri'gnadon of thu system with tho uiotal." -Prof. Carey nlso stated that ho had takuu gr-ii ery plukloi that wuro put up in bottles, nud by oliomloal U hd had found metallic copper which they held in solution put there by tlio mnnufnj iu-or to glvn ihem their rich j-,rouu col or. D.. Thomas said thut copper, tin or load taken iuto t'uo svs'.em in solu tion produoo paralyti) nnd othor norvo diseases, bcsldos Indigestion, constipa tion, niddoblllty. Judge Fulton pre sented n rocont urtlclo from theiifu. trial Hour, oiling mny of tho poisons usod in tho mnnnfaotnro of food, cloth ing, confootlonary, oto., mostly for col oi Ing tho articles riohly and thus mak ing thorn moro salablo and nlso moro poisonous. Thousands of enscs of sick ness, if thoy could bo trncod, would bo found to originate from cnusos liko these, and ospoclally so In diseases of olilldron. SENATE SNUFF. t'nplntn ltmcttK itrniliioenrf Flftyycnrs ago Capl. I.saao N, Bns- sett entered t, o sorvico 'of tho United Stales senato as n page. Ever slneo that tlmo ho has remained in tho scrvleo of tho sennto. From a pago lio has bo becem1' tho captain of tlio senate pages. Ho Is ono of tho best known figures In thn sennto. Ho occupies during tho session, a chair nt tlio right of tho pre .'IdlngolHeor. Tiioro holsnlways ready to attend to tho confidential mes sages or orrands of the senators, nnd It Is from this post that ho trios to direct the unruly pages supposed to be ittulor his control. His tall erect figure, llow- mg white beard nnd dignified manners, givo him tho nppoarancuof a patriarch. lor years this old gentleman has been hard at work oolloctlng material for a book of romlnisconcesof his fifty joars employment in tho soualo. Tho senate snuff-box, ono of tho ancient Institutions of tho senate, is also in charge of this faithful subf.rJInate. In momory of t :o day when his fifty yoars ofi torvico was readied, tho senators havo united in presenting through Senator Bayard, to tho venorablo captain a handsome uold snufi'-box valued at $'.'00, It bears tho following Inscription: "hfto'i member of tho 1'nited S!a'.es senate has joined in presenting this testimonial to Isano Bassott, on tho comnlotionof tho fiftieth year of his sorvcios as an fllcor of that body, in recoil Won nf his porsonal worth nnd otUelul fidelity. Dec. C, LSSl." In acknowledgement of this valuable gift, Captain Bassett nddrossod Mr. llayi-rd as follows. ' I havo this day received from y tt as iho organ ot your as loiato sunntor, a buautiiul snuff-box, tendored to me as you plen.s.'d to oxpro? s it, for my fidel ity in your service as a Mibotdinato oil! .-or iu your body. 1 fully appreciate thogiftasnot only intrinsically valu able but for Hie nattering terms in which it has been presented to mo. I accept your gift and tho kind c.pn s sions of grind-will ihiet: you so touch- ingly and feelingly express, and so long as llfo lasts shall rotaiu it as a souvenir of tho estimation which tho members of tiio senate havo placed upon my poor Hirvi es mono o' their subordinate ollicers, and when death shall still my lieart s last emotion, 1 shall transmit unimpaired not only the token, but the kin I graceful expressions of your feel ings nccom pan slug the gift, tomychild run's childron, to tho last get eratiun. Permit me, in thi. connection, to recall tome rcmnisceiices of Iho senate and Us presiding ollleors iu tho past. When Marl in Van Uuren was vice president ho was possessed of a gold snull'-box. lie gave it to mo it. charge, lo teep well-filled with suuff, aud soe that It was placed ou tho vico president's tablo very day tiiatthosonatu was In session. At tho end of ovory woi k thoroaf tor ho handed mo AO conts to pay for tho snuff. Wnen his term expired I gave him tlio snuff-box. Ho lift tho city soon after, and forgot to givo mo tho 60 conts that ho had handed mc at iho end of each week. Henry Clay wan very fond of a pinch of smil)', find enjoyed it much. - iio would urtuu slop ill the midst ot n spoeoti and call on a page to bring him a p noli of smirt, and if ho could not eo itnyof.thopjges ho would leavo his seat and walk up to tho vico prosiJtnt's tablo, tako up Iho goldsuuff-box, tako a pinch, nnd, returning lo his seat re sumo his speech. Richard M. John on and John Tyler woro neither of them siniil'urs, and therefor I had to furnish my own snuff-box; but whou George M. Dallas was vico president ho brought with him a very haudeomo gold snuff box and gave it to mo in ehargo, and aflor hii term expired I returned it to him. Whon Millard Fillmore was vico prosldont ho objoetod to having n snull' box on tho tablo of tho vico president, bt-'eauso, hi his opinion, it interfered with tho businoss of tho senato. Sena tors w..uld como up and stop and eon verio with oae i othor, and disturb him so much lie could not hear what was going on in tho senate. Erorsltico that porio 1 thoro has bcenplaeed on oaoh si lo of tho senato a sniull snull'-box fast oaod to tho wi 11." To Keep duller Sound. In tho report of tho Vermont Dairy men's Association, Mr. X, A. Willard stated that he know from actual txpori encu that good butter put up . after tho following directions V1I1 keep iu sound condition ono year; Use f r n package a tub Eoaiowhat tapering with heavy staves and pr, vldod at both ends, to as make a paokago that will mt leak. In packing, tho tub Is turned on tho small end, nud n sack of cotton cloth is made tb 111 tho tnb, aud i ito this thu butter Is piiokod until it reaches t within an inoh of tho groove for holdlnsr tho upper head. A elotli is next LI I upon tho top of thn butter unit the odgis of thu saok brought ovor this and neatly pros3od down: then tho head is put In I's p aco nnd tho hoops diivun home. Tno pack age Is no v turnod upon tho largo end the buck of butter dropped down, leav ing a spacoou iho sides aud top. Strong brlno Js thon poured through aholoin the small ond and until It will float tho button Dm holo Is tightly corked, and tho buttor Isprotly off.tctualJy oxcludod from tho nlr. Where only a smoll quantity .f butter Is to bo prosorved, L. B. Arnold advises packing I: in solf-soal- log fruit jars. By this plan a littlo brlno U put Into tho jar, which is thon paokod not quito full of granulated butter. Somo bloaohcd muslin Is laid ovor tho buttor. thon tho ll'.tlo placo abovo flllod with salt, nnd finally onottgh strong brlno, mndo from buttor salt, poured in to fill tho can. Mr. Willard ndvlsas, wl.on packing roll butter in jnrd, that tho brino bo made strong enough to bonr an egg. To thrco gallons of this brine ho suggcsl.s ndding n quarter of a pound of white Mignr and ono tnb1o?poonful of saltpetre. Boll the btlno nnd whon It Is cool strain carefully. Mako tho but ter Into rolls and wrap ca"h roll separ ately In v, liito muslin, eloth. Pack tho Jar full, weight tho buttor down, and 8Ubtn"rgn In brine. Two L'lienp Jleilicines. Ono of tho cheapest medicine- that mortal can use Is sleep. It h nsov- ereigii remedy for weakness; it relieves languor; It cures rf-'lesnoss, tuio.i-!-no., nnd irritability; It will rjtnodv headache: it r-lso etire.s nervousness. Whon weary wo should icst, when ex hausted wo should sleep. To resorl to stimulants I- -.ileidnl: what woarv mnn need is sleep. Thn lack of sleep causes neuralgia, paralysis, Und insanity. Many a person ules for want of sleep, anil tho point whero many n sufferer turns his feet from tho very gates of death to tho open path of life is whero ho sinks lo sleep. Of nlmost uvery sick man it may bo said, as of Lazarus, "If ho sleep, ho shall do well." Another excellent modleino is sun shine. Tho world ronulros innrfl nf It. morally and ph-ica1ly. It I- more sootl i lg than morphine, moro potent tf.ati poppies, it is go.-.d foi liver com plaint, fu- neuralgia, for rheumatism, f r mt lanc'joly -for ei erythlng. Mako your room sunny and cheerful; bul'd your house so as lo command tlio sun light all day I inr. WIT A.'IHIl..UO!t. Once upon a tittiu a woman died, and as tlio ni'iurneru voro carrying hor lo tho grave thoy tripped against a slump and let the coffin fall. Sho revived, having beon only in a derp trance. Two yi'tiw after she really died, and as thoy woro carrying her ttown tho samo road and netted tho name stump tho discon solate widower sobbed: "Steady, boys! .Steady there! Be very, very oaieful!" Those popular gentlemen nnd ladies: r.ull-.ilt.thu-Timc, Old-Onion, Bad Snow, Crane-in thu-Skics, Crazy-Head, Oid-Dog. Two-Belly Tnkcs-Wrinkte, Pretty EaK. Crnzi'.s -sister- in-I.aw, Throwi-an E'iomy's Lodgo-open, Old Outs, Big-Forolicad and Good-Hearted-Old-Wumnu woro present at a rocont social gathoring iu Montana. Tlio pre vailing complexions wcro brunette, ana tlio banquot was pronounced tlio most attiiietivo Iudlan meal of tho season. "Do you think, Mary, you could loavo father and mother, this ploasant homo, with all Its case and comforts, nud go to tho far West with a young lawyer, who has but littlo besides his profession to d'poud upou, and with him soareh out a now homo, which it should bo your joint duty to boautify aud mako delightful aud happy likothis?" Drop ing hor head softly ou his shoulder, sho whispered, "I think I could, Archy," "Well," said ho, "thoro's Tom Jones who's going Wosl, aud wants to got a wife. I'll meutiou it to him." Ho escorted his sweetheart to tho gal lory ono day and had hor picturo takon. Sho sidected tho impression she likod biKt, aed n few Ci!i?& n(or ft lWei. photoj woro sont homo to hor. Whim Charloy called iu tho evening ho askod her how sho was p'oascd with them. "Pretty well," sho answered, "only they're so awfully pale; thoy don't show tho color of my skin at all." "Oh, never mind about that," encouragingly nddod Charioy; "Pvo got somo yellow ochromo and will touch ora up for you." Thon a big gulf scorned to open between them, and it romains opon yot. In a railroad car tho Teats woro all full oxeopt ono, which was occupied by a pleasant looking Irishman, nnd at ono of tho stations n eouplo of evidently woll-brod nud intelligent young ladlos camo iu to proouro seals. Sooiug iiono vacant, thoy woro about to go Into tho next car, when Pattiok mtoso hastily and offered tbom his seat, with evi dent pleasure "But you will havo no seat for yourself," responded ono of tho young ladies with u smile, ho3itatlng with trite politonoss, to nccopt it. Nivcr mind that!" said tho gal lant Hil ornlan. ' I'd rido upon a cow calolur to Now Yorlt any timo for a smile from such jlnllomanly ladles." Two old Indies wcro sitting beforo Iho lira ongngod iu silent thought Foully ouo of them nroso, wout to tho niindow nud, soauulug tho appearauco of naturo outside, said: "Betsy, 1 boliovo It's going to rain." "No suoh thing," re turned tho othor, "tho sun's shining and there's not a cloud to bo seon." "Cuti'c holp that," romniod hor oompotilui, tho tin rooster on 'Squlro Gilbert's barn is p'intln' straight toward tho east, and that s a suro sign of n storm." Betsy turned as she said this, aud look ing her Mpiaro In tho f,co with n con servative expression, exclaimed: "Lor' Bikes, Jane, how oan you be so super tltiousT Wo imi-ii b in uoiii'iuuus to u man ns wu are to a picture, whluh we aro will-. Inrto glvo thu ndvuntago of a good light. LITTLE FOLKS. "I know," said tho littlo girl to her oldor sister's young man at tho supper tablo, "that you will join In our society for tho protection of littlo blids, bo causo mamma saysjou aro very fond of larks." A littlo four-yoar-old girl did not obey whon hor mothor first called hor. So l hor mothor callod very sharply. Thon sho camo in aud said: "Mamma, Pvo boon very kind to you to-day, and I don't want you to spoak so largo lo mo." A Very Sovoro Coso: Tommy "Ohf oh! ohlniammn, 1'vo ruunod a gtont big; splinter In my hand, and it hurts so oll'itl I ean'tgo to school!'' Mamma "But, my denr, mamma doesn't sco anything the matter." Tom uy Ohlohf .on I guess It must bo za uztur hand. A youngster who has seen four sum mers nnd nbout threo quartir.s of ns many wlutors, was taken to tho Art Musoum thu othor afternoon, nnd was much impressed with tho casts of ancient statuary therein. Sho comml.ssoratod thenrmlons condition of Venus of Milo, and expressed much eolicitudo concern ing tho unforlurato person whoso body appears deprived of head, arms and legs. Finally she paused beforu tho C'apitollno Wolf, from which Knnutus nnii K.-mu-i aro represented as drawing sutemini'e. Sho was much puzzled by his work of ait, nnd viewed It careful ly on all sides. At length su patted thu unfortunate infant softly upon thoir heads. "Poor sings," shu said with gteat pity. "1 s'poso your 'niUitzor wasn't good to you, nud wouldn't let you have nnysin olso." It many times fnlls out that wo deem our solves much deeoivod in others, bo eauso wo first deceive oursolves. Character would ba impossible whero tiiero is no temptation. nil I'Kli MA l . .tnr. . ,.-. u.i ..... ! 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