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MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, JANTJARY 8, 188G. 3 without a soul. "Slioulil I," sald he to hluisolf, "1y n00 or f01'tullui chanee to oneountor somo glant, "9 It 1s coiniiion inknight-crratitry, aml happen to lay hiin protrate on tho ground, transllxed with iny lanci', 'i- t-lclt ln two, or, lu short, oveicomo hlm, aud havc hlm atmy mercy, onl'l i "t ,,u lrl,ur ,0 ,liivc somc laily to whom I may send hlm as a trophy ot niy valourV Thcn whcn lie coines luto her preseuec, throwing hlni self at hcr feet, he inay tlms make hls humble mbnilIon: 'l.ady, l am thc glant Caraeullaiiibro, lord o tlic Island Mniin.iRmla. vanuitlshed ln slngle conibat liylliat never-decrvedly-cnough- uxtolk'dknlKlt-i'iTnntiJoii ijuixote uo la jiancha, vlin lias eommandcd 1110 to east mvei-lf inot lminldy at ycmr feet, that It may plea'e your hnnour to diposo of mc accordlng to your wiu. rsear the plaeo where he Hved dwelt a good-look-ing eountry ghi, for whom ho had for iiiorlv had a sort ot an incllmitlon, though, it i4 believed, she never heard of f. nor reirarded it iu tho least. ller namu was Aldnna I.orenzo, and this w'as shc whoni lie thought iio might entitle to the soverelgnty f his heart; upon whieh he studicd lo lind her otit a new name. tliat mlght have somo alllnity with her old one, and yet at the saiuothno sound foiiR'wliat like that of a iirineoss, or lady of iuallty; so at lat ho resolved to call hor Dulcinea, with the additioii of del Toboso, froui thc plaeo where she was born; a iiamo in hls oplnlon, sweet, liarnionlons, and dignilled, llko the oth i.'tb whieh he had devied. L1KE A LAVEROCK IN THE LIFT. It'H wo two, it's wc two, it's wo two, !or aye, AU tho world nuil wo two, uml Iloaven 1)0 our Htuy. l.lko u lnvcrock in tho llft, atng, O bonny bridel .AH thc worlil was Adam oncc, with Evc by Jils side. What's Hip worlil, my lus", my lovol whnt can lt Uo? I ani thlno, niHlthoii mt lnlnu; llfu in swcot and liow. Jf tho Avorldhavo ini.-.-cdthomark,h't it stnnd iy; For wc two lmvo fiotton loavo, and oiice lnnro wo'lltry. L,lko a lavcrook in tho lift, slnpr, fl bouny liililo' H'h wc too, it'n wo too, lmppy nldo hy sido. Tuki'ullft lroni nio, thyniaii; now tlu- soiik liofilns: "All is niado ufruli for us, anil thc hrnvo Jioart wlns." Wlion tho davkordaysonnu', and no sua will shlnc, a'hou Hhalt dry my toitrs, lus, aiul I'll dry tlilno. It's wo two, it' wo two, wliilo thc Wlllld's away, Sittlns ly tlio goldon .heavcs mi our wod Mhk day. Jean liigrl m . ALONE BY THE HEARTH. Hcro in my Knu little flio.llt chamljor, .sit I alonc; And, as I gazo in tho coalrf, I rcuicmbor Dnya long agonc. Saddenlns it ls wlion tlio nlght lmsiloscondod, Tlms to -lt hcro, l'cnslvoly 11110111? on o)lodos emlcd Jlany u yoar. Still in my visions n Koldon-haircd glory Klits to and fro; Sho whom I lovod but 'tif jnst thc old story ' ilcad, loiif? uk' 'TIs but a wraitli of lovoj yct 1 llngcr, (Tlun paHslon crrs,) i'oollahly kisiuK tho rin on my llngcr Oncc it was hcrs. Nothlng has changcdslncolicrHplritdcpartod, llcrc, in this niiiiu, Savo I, wlio, woary, and half lirokcn-hcartcd, .Sit in tho gloom. Loud 'gainst tlio window tlio wlntcr raln dash- CH, Droary and cold; Over thc lloor tho rod llrc-liglit flashcs, Juht as of old. Just as of old but tho omhcrs aro scuttored, V1iom) niddy bhizo 1'lashod o'or tho lloor whcro tho falry fcet jiattorod ln othor days! Thcn, hor dcar volcc, llko a silvcr chimc ring. ing, -Moltod away; Oftcn thoso walls havc rc cchoort hcr Hiuging, Xow hushcd for ayu! M'liy shotild lovc briiiK uaught but eorrow, I wondor? KvoiTthlng dlos' Ximo and ilcath, sooner or Iatcr, must sunder Hdlicst tlos. Yearshavo rollod by; I am wlscr nnd oldcr lVNur, but yct 'ot t III iny licart and Uh focliugs grow cohlor, Can I forgot. go iu my Miug Uttlo llrcllt cliambcr, sit I alouo; And, as I gazo iu tho coals, I rcincnibci llays long agono. Oeonje Arnoltl. A STRIP OF BLUE. 1 do nnt own an incli of laud, llutall I si'O is iiilno U'ho oroliard and tho niowliig.nnld'., 'i'hi' lawiiH and gardons flno. Thc wJiiiIm my tax-oollcetors aro, Tlicy bring mo tithos dlvlno Wllil M'onth and subtlo oscncos, A tiibuto raro and lrooj And, moro magnillccnt tlian all, 5ly window kcops for mo A gliinpso of bluo liumonbity, A little strip of sca. lllclicr am I than ho wlio owns firoat llcots and arROsies; 1 liavo a Hharo in ovory Milp Won by tlio inlanil brcczo To loltoron yon nlry road, Abovo tlio applo trccs. I hclght thcm with my imtold dreams, Kacli hearn iny own plckcd crow; And nobicr fargocs wait for tlicm Than ovcr Indla know Jly fchlps that wiil Into tho Kast Acroba that outlct bluo. Sometlmcs tlioy Hcom llko livlng shapcs- Tho pcojilo of tho sky Gucsts ln white raimcnt comlng ilown From Hcavon whlcli U closo by ; I call thcm by faiiilllarnaincs, As ono by ono draws nlgh, 3o white, so llght, ho spirlt-llko, Krom vlolct mlsts thcy blooml Tlio archlng wastcs of tho unknown Aro hairrcelulmuil from gloom, Slnco on Hfo's hospltablo sca All sonls lind sallitig rootn. Tho Halls llko llakcs of roicato pcarl, Kloat in upon llio nilst J Tho wavos aro brokon prcclous stoncs Saphlro nnd amcthyst, Washcd froui colcstlal bascmcnt walls lly Bims uiisctllng klsod. Ont through tho utinost gatosof fpncc, l'ast whcro tho gay stars drllt, To tho wldcnlng liillnlle my soul (llldcs on a Ycssol swlit j Vct loos not lior nncliorago ln yondcr azuro rlft. Jli-roslt 1, nsallttlochlld; Tho thrcshold of God's door Is tlnvt clcar band of clirysopraso; Now tho vust tcmplo lloor, Tho bllndlng glory of tho domo I bow my hcad boforoj Tho unlvcrse, O (Sod, is liomc, Iu hclght or dcpth to mo; Yct licro upon thy footstool green Content ani 1 to iio; Glad whcn ls opencd to my nced Sonio sca-llko gllmjiso of tlicc. Lucy I.nrcom. Vi'e don't know what a good dcul of thls last pociu means, but havlng eopled it wo aro bound to iirlnt It. I.ucy's iiloas aro soniowliat toorarlllcd for t. Wo tlilnk thls nilght bo callod a chcinlcal pocm, anil (iillc u good oue. Vc frcl qulto inclinod to hand It over to l'rof. ccl,v of thocollcgototrniiMlatc. ln thcincan tiuio, as an antldote tojill lliistcrallon cauxcd by lt, wo will cloo tho poctiy for llilswook wllh ono ofthc boautll'ul sonnots of tihakcs. pcaro, ontltlcd: "Whonl I)o Count thoClock lliatTcllsthcTluio:" Whcn I do count thoclock that tellsthctlme, And soo tho bravc day Himk iu hldcous nlght; Whcn I bohold thc vlolct pa'st ptiinc, Alid sablo curls, nll sllvcrcil o'cr with white; Whcn lolly trccs I soe barrcn of leavos Whlth orst from hcat dld canopy thc hcrd, And summcr's gri'cn nll glnlcil up in shcavcs, Itonioonthoblcrwithwhltoanilbii.'.tlybeard; Thcn of thy lieauty do I questlon make, That thou among tho wastcs of tlmo must go, hlucc swects and bcauties tlo thcuisclvcs for sakc, And dlo aa fast ns thcy f-co othcrs grow. NEW ENGLAND ROADS. SOME C0N8IDERATI0N6 OF INTERE8T TO EVERY RURAL COMMUNITY. From tlio Sprlngflcld Itciiubllcan. Villiain C. I'riinc, who has travclcd all ovcr thc world and written niot intcrcst ingly of iU travols, and who has a cahin at I.oncioiiK! lake in thu Franeonia notch, ha heen drlving through northern and contral Vcrinont and tiarratessome of cxpcriences "along Xcw Kngland roaiK" ln theXew York .hinrnnl of i'nmmerei; of which hc 1 one of the editor-'. Ile notes the great Inciva(; in eountry travel of lato ycars, that is of pcrsoiK traveling for pleasiirc wlio havc di-covt'red that all cnjoyiiient U not eoniiircheinlL'd hy a l'ulhnan palacc ear and a railroad specd of forty miles an hour. IIc i'ound a good niany feather licil sin the coitntry ta vrit, ilthongh soine had hecn disuarded for liiodcrn inattre.-cs, liut "cleanliness pre- vails,"' and ho says that in an experienee of thonsands of miles in Xew Kngland he ha seldoni to notc an niielean eountrv inn. As to food, he passes this jut relleetion : "Food ln abundaiH'c cverywhereandof Ihe be-it quality. Ooid hrcad and niilki fresh egg-i, frnits, vegetahles, prescrved or eooked fruits, cake niade in great variety, these are I'ound on evcry table. 'l'heie has heen in foriner years a univer sal idea that heef.-teak was eshential to a traveler's sujiiierandhreakfast. Country kllled heef, however gooil in llavor, is j;enerally very tough andhard. The cer lainty of the aiipearanee of this tough Neefsteak, lried of eoure (for hroillng is uiiUuown in the north eountry), has led mo to adopt the custom of saying when I i ider the inn, "Don't give us auy heef." 1 leeoinniend the traveler hy earriagc to follow ni- exatnple. 1 have never found in Kurope or Anierlca flncr niutton or lamb than has heen almndaut with us all alonj; our drivc thls autunin." Mr. l'rhne llnds faultjustly with eoun- try roads. Thoy are "falrly good, espee ially in Vennout,'' but he thiuks they are growlng poorer, "perhaps heeauso the towns are growing poorer." This ls hard ly the ease, for the Vermont towns are yearly growlng more produetlve and rieh cr, and, as Mr. l'rimu says, "the worst lnud-holes are fre'juently iu frontof good farin-hoiiscs." Ile draws a severe pic ture of men makliig road for the town, sittlng around loaflngandsmokhig, when what U necded is work. AVhile Mr. rrime's relleetion' are ln a nieai-iire sound, thero are soine reasons for poor roads whieh he does not notico. Chlef among thcse i ignoranee of road huildlng. 'l'he tough elay suboll of the Vermont roads makes exeellenl founda tion fora road-hed and if pikod uj) enotigh to periull dralnage will settle down aftcr the spring rains as a llnn, elastie and dry carriago way, at no great oxponse. 'I'hi1 trotdile i with the "mtid-holo.s" and the exeoptional strip of road, huilt upon a treacherou.- side-hlll of soft elay with no liottom, or through somo swamp. The town or M-hool distriet surveyors are al ways tinkering up thee expenslve loea tlons with lu ush or the trimks of treesor olher temporary expedients, whieh lie come a nuNanee. Sueh locatious should heavoIded,asa moderate grade is farpruf erahle to a level road through a slough. A'ermont ahounds In stone; the pas- turcs and mowlng lots whieh line tho road-sldes are full of tliem, and what needs to he learned ls the valuo of stone ln reelahnlng the inud-holus. If these sluks weio dralned, and thcn a founda- tlou lald of large stone, two feet hclow the surface, toppod with larger and sur faced with stono hroken to the slze of huttcrnuts, there would ho a pcrmaneiit Impioviinent, paying a large Intcrcst on the outlay. Kvery well-governed town should a'on to Ict no season pass without the aecoiiplishmeiit of some dcllnlte Iin provcmeit i the lilghwayb, a new lirldge; aiiew and lmproved loeatiouand thc ahaitdinment of somo old and trouhle gome ouo j the cuttlng oll" of undcrbrush whcrc It ohstructa vlews ncrhatis nlono worth thc uost of a joumcy ; thc avold- anee so far as posslhlc of thosc terrlhle drawhaeks to eountry drlving, railroad crossslngs; tho cuttlng down of steep graiics nml lllllng up or ravincs; and thc rcclainatlon of nleees of had road bv use. of thc in-lnclplcs of Jlaeadam. The Iiorse-scraper, whieh has becn lntroduccd largely of latc years, ls a great asslstanec In road-makliiir: but Instead of hehiL' sclzcd as thu mcans and opportunlty of more pcrfeet road-bulldlng, lt Is too oftcn avalled of as the way of doing stlll more nastily aml chcaply thc work whlch was donc too poorly hcforc. Thu seraper should hc inatchcd with a roller, hut a roller Is of no usu unlcss it rolls. Thu scerct of gettlng a good intercst on the cost of maehines of this charactcr ls to keep thcm golng. Evcry State ouirht to have a hlrrhw.'iv assouiatlon of persons intcrested in hlgh ways lo arotisc Interest In thc subject, dl rcet atlcntlon tothpiuodcl towns, 'spurup thc laggard and work for general cnds nnd purposes. Not a littlcgood would hc :ieeompllhed by clreulathiL' I'li'liiiMitarv works on load-hullding and bridgc-bulld- lng suitable to Xcw Kngland. The rail roads havc State connnissions anda larye llterature, besidcs belng m.'inaged by the bcst civil cngmecrs they can eominand. The pcoplc's roada shif t for thpnwclves in a liappy-go-lueky way. The eountry can win baek the population of the city, at lcast for a portion of the vcar. if it'will lake a liveller interest In these subjpcts. Hut the ehicf valuo of it lies ln the hn- lirovcment of thc property direetly benc lited. AVe necd a hlghway asociation very lnueh in uvery Stalo to contest with the rallroads the possession of the high- ways. liow niany iniportant thorough- farcs arc rendercd unsafc to drivinir hv railroad erossiiurs whlch If thov cannot bo replaeed by grade crosshigs, might at least be llagged? Who will take up this work and be the niiionarv of hiirhwav rcforni and hlghway protcction? AN AFTERNOON IN TEHERAN. S. (3, W. lli'ii.lainln in Ilarpcr's Magazinc It is the hour of jieaee; a rosy llght bathes the hoiiM'-lop-i, but thc slately avenues leading north and south are in shadow, and eoolcd by the water thrown hy the sakkahs. The tender evenlng light nlo rests on thc snowy urcst.- of thc vat ridge of theShiin Iran, or I.lght of I'crsla, whieh oars toa highl of i:i,000 feet aeros the northern sidc of the plaln. hut ninc miles away. The eveiiing glow, hcforc it failes into twilight, lingei la-t on the inowy eone of Dauiavend, l!l,(WO fppt hlgh, over pre.sont in ecry vicw, likc thc proidiug geuiusthat proteels the eapital of IVrsia. With slow and dignill cd stcp.s the l'ersian gentlcnien stroll through these inviting avenue-i, engaged in genial conversc. Their long robes, their lnassive bcard, their lofty cap or voluminous turbans, give thcm a lofty stateline-'s as they wend along, undi.--turbcd by thc numcrous' horscs or carriages, or the hideously unkempt and lllthy dervi-hes who elaim ahns on ac- count of their anctilicd rag. At thl hour tho tca-houes are in full blast. Thc rcadcr inay hc surprised to lcarn that Ihe national beveragcof I'crsia is not coll'ee hut tea. One would natur- ally suppose that a eountry so near Araby the l$lut and the aromatie groves of Moeha would, likc the Turks, perfer eotl'ce. Of course a great deal of eoH'pe, prepared In the Turklsh way, is conumcd by the IVrsians, but the faet rcmains that they arc esentially a tca-drinking raec, drlnking it in vast iiuantitles, llav orcd with lcmon or toiirchee, whieh is the prepared juiec of the liinc, and swect eued ahnost to a sirup. The hahit is prohably thc result of the comniereial intercourse whieh at an early perlod ox isted between I'crsia aud C'hina, and whieh is now well known, gave an im- )iilo to thc arts of lVrs'ia, of whieh cvidcnees appcar at various stagcs of hcr esthetie history. At Teheran the tca houses take the plaec of the collee-houses of Coiistanthiople. Onc meets thcm at evcry tiirn, of evcry rank, but all alikc resorU forrest, lcisuruaudcutcrtaimucnt. Therc oue may spc puhlle daneers, who by law are now invarlalily inen,although womcn of (picstionalile ruputc contrive to (ivadc the laws soinetimes aud exhibit lu the harems. The niale daneers are broiight up lo this voeation from hoy hood, and invariahly wcar long hair In hnltatlou of womcn, aud shavc their faecs smooth. What intcrests an intolligentKiiropean more at thco tca-houes than the danees arc the reeitatlous from thu pocts. Thc sougs of Hall. may be heard therp, aud cntlrc eantos from the great opie of Fir-du-il, repeated with loud, ouorotts mod ulation, hcard sonielhnes at (julte a dUtanecat the more iiHpiriiig passagcs, aud llstcned to with cnthusiastio rajituro. IIcre,too, one may hear the Arahlau Nights tales glveu without any attcmpt at expurgatlon, cxaetly as ln a reeent translatlon. Thc rcadcr will rceolleet that the charactcr.s ln the Arablan Xlghts are cou.stautly and at evcry opportuuity quotlng long and approprlate passage.s from thc poets. This may to thc Kuro jican appuur to be an all'cctatlon or a freak of poctle llccnsc on the part of the author of thcse talcs. On thu contrary he was slmply glving us auother of those traits of orieutal charactcr tho record of whieh has givcu to thoec iuimltahle uarratlvcs huniortallty as thu tlnest iicturu ovcr given of thu lifc of tho Kast, whieh aftcr thousauda of years, Is only just hcgiuuing to fecl thc transformlug lullucm'u of wcstcru clviliatlou. As onc coutiuues his ramhlu through Teheran at thls hour, hc sces a erowd anmsed hy baboons danelng to thc heat. ..fi t . . . ... i laiiioourmcs animais wliich, if thcy do not get all the happlness thcy descrve, at lcasl wcllfullll their nilsslon ln mlnls tcrlng to thu pleaurc ot myriadshy thclr absurd anlics and gi hnaccs. Or wc sec a chalncd lioncss pttt through hcr paecs or, fatlgued hy the part shc has hecn Torced to play in lifc, and tinahle to escapc from It hy sulelde, ls slccplng hcavlly on thc pavement. Hut one of thu most connnon spectaclcs of Teheran lu the latc aftca noon a sight whieh always draws a erowd is a match of tralncd wrcstlers, or athletcs cxcrcislii!: wllh cluhs. at hoth of whlch thc I'crsians arc very uxiicrt, although they make no great Ihnirc In jugglery. cLcmpcrancc (oIuntn. EDITED BY THE W. C. T. U. 1've.ihlcnt . Ml!S Y. H. lltTTOV. Jiits. V. I). Tvircui:i.i.. - .Ml;s. i:. l;. IMcil. JIus. Ui:o. C. W.vi.Kiat. Miw. J. W. T.ovi;n. Ht I'lcc-l'rcsident t'ico 1'retlilrnt Secrctary Trensttrer THE FAITH OF JOAN OF ARC. "Wc nccd thu faith of Joan of Arc, that faith wliich rangus thu soul on thc sidu of thu eouquerlng powcrs, and cn- Hsts ln a serviee whieh is sure to wlu. And wc nccd to sec our visions, to hear our voiecs, as dld Joan hcrs; those vl. ions whlch opcn to us from the summlts of our holiest rcsolve, our hlghcst cmleav or, our most paiuful abncgatlon ; those voice.s whieh lay on us most strcnuous cominands, and whNpcr to us iu secret chanibcrs of our bcleaguercd sonls; words of convictiou, of couragc,andcheer. God grant wo be not unresponslvc to that angel oice, that we he not disobedient unto the heavcnlj- vision." Thcse true words arc from thu pcn of Kllabcth Clevcland, and appeal to evcry earncst heart upon whom is laid the duty of tiie hour. Wc must dlstingiiili be tween the carthly voices, tlioe whieh lull us into hiaetivlty, or wlu u- to tho hroad, accti.stonicd way, and thu voiee of (iod wliich may bo hcard ubove thc nolsc of the wavcs of the KcdSea, bc-ide whieh wc stand, and which bids us "Tr'o j'nr- WHAT DOCTORS THIMK. Tolcdo ihysieiaus hear tcstimouy to thc faet that no uian ean driuk becr salcly, that it i an injury to any oue who uses it iu any quantity, and that its clleet upon thc general heallh of thu eountry ha bcen cvcn worsc than that of whKkev. Iteor as an article of ordinary diet ha heen (INeoiitinucd iu at least twcuty scvcn paupor lunatieasyluins iu Kngland, with Ihe rcsult that in no iustance has the apparcntly hnportaut ehange led to my sort of physical ineonvcniencc. Jlany of thc Kuperintcndeiits in whose asylums the inodilieation was made, and also niany of the patients, tcstify cordially to the benelits of the ehange. Thc (juestion, says the JouriHtl of Meilkul ScU-nrc, U not one of teutotall.sni, or cven primarilv of a linaneial order, but oneofimrc cx- jiedicney and good inanageiiient. The Xational Mcdical association in 1SS1, iu eonvcntiou asscmhlcd, dcelarcd that aleohol should be clased with other powerful drugs, and when preseribed medicinally, it should be donc with con seientlous eaution, and a scnse great re sponsibility, and that it would coiitine thc use of iutoxieatlng liijuors to the uscs of scicnec. A Xew York physician says : "I havc earefully examined caeh uuuibcr of the I.ondou I.iincet for the last slx month, and fail to lind the rcport of onc easc, out of thc many cascs treatcd hy thc bcst Knglish physiciaus, in whieh aleo hol in any fonn was ordcrcd or ued. Is it not high time that the fratcrnity in this eountry heeanic cipially intclligenff" PROGRESS OF THE GOOD CAUSE. Thc absenee of the rcaoning faeulty is iu nothing more obvious than the argu mcuts of driuking ineu agaiust prohib ition. Thcy say that drinking intoxica ting liipior was carried on from the lirt, and will be to the last, and that legisla- tiou ean never hlnder thc trallle in thcm though it may rcgulatc it. Thcse are mcrc assertions. Homo nations liavc llved without iutoxieatlng Uquors, and been all the bettcr for their abstinenci Scvcral iStates arc substautially, though with soine law-breaklng, doing the same now. There are niany counties well peo- pleil where there is no lliiuor trallle. What one does, auother inay do, and the grand reform Is eonstantly gaining ground. It is loudly proelaimcd that in Statcs where piohibltion has heen votcd there is more driuking than beforc,hut Ihccou- fession is made that thls Is not true of tlu rural dlstriets; though po-slbly ln elties and considerablc towns the trallle may be carried on cven more than it was un dcr thc liecn-e law. Those brcakers of the law, it must he remcmbercd, are chlelly (iermans, Irlsli and other forclgn crs, who arc a loug way hchind Aincri- cans in teinperanee ideas; hut cvcn thcy will slirhik from hclng rcgarded as law- hrcakiiig crimiiials, and hceome tired of thc coustaut dangcr Ihcy run of iuulsh ment whcnever thc law-abldlng poimla tion Is strong cnough to voto into powcr consclentlous public olllecrs. Hut cvcn as the mattcr now stands, ls it not a great stcp to free a State from the sln and shamc of voluntary t'omplielty with thoiiquor trallle? Klccnslng that trallle makcs lliu State an aceompllec of tho tavcrns, saloons and divcs. Thcy legal izu theso for so mueh money to dc- b troy Its citizens, young and old, malu and fcmale. Xo machlnery works well whlle new, hut gradttally It gocs smoothly and cllectlvcly. Thc machinc ry to mako a piohibltion law cfi'cctlvc can not only bo contiivcd, hutworkcd; and when It is so, men will laugh at old alllnnations that thu trallle cannot hc put down. All that is nccessary is to cnforec thc law, and whcn the law-hrcakcrs sec a rcsolutc campalgn agalnst thcm, they will conic down as rcadlly as Daviil Crockctt's coon. Thc hane of our lcgis laturu and courts of justiccand public ollleers is that they arc elcctcd or ap polnted hy politielans, not for thc good of thu pcople. hut of thu nartv ! aml ln cltlcs whcrc tlic clcetlon dcDend's on thu lowest classcs thc llquor Interest relgns suprcme tlii its odiotisncss bands the bet tcr clemcnts of tho population agalnst lt. PICTURES. I. It is .Sabbathcvcning. Clearalid swcct the church bell rings out upon the alr. H'eH-drc.sscd men and womcn iia aloiiL' thclighted streets, in at thet'hurch door. and rest (piietly in tiie soff cushloned pews, ciioyiiig the song and the. scrinon, llndlng their carcs lullcd lo rest, their troublcs forgotten, in the coutpmiilation of the heavenly home iiortrayed hy the minlster. ile repeated agaiu the text as he eloscd the Hible, this thno softly, aud with a rapture in hls uplitted cyes": And thrrc slinll in no ici.ve enti-r into it nnythimj tltnt (lejilclh, neither xchntsvPter wirkctlt ribnminatinn, or makrth a lie; but thcy iciirt are mittcn m thc Lumb's book of life. II. lTndcr thc very shadow of thc hcautl ful church, about which evcr lingers thc atmosiihcre of prayer, and not a square distant, glcams the rosy light of thc hlgh liecnse saloon. The door-way is wreathed with vines, bcncath whieh swing gllded eagcs of slccplng hirds. I lowcrs and hirds ln a saloon? Ijght and warmth aml wcleomc in a saloon? Ah liow skllll'ully the ciiciny of sonls scts his trap for their winnhig! t'ould it be rcvealed as it is,this den of death blood instead of lilooiu woulil hc upon the door-po-ts, and skpletons would dangle amid tlic vines or pavc theniarhle lloor. Instead. it is hlhidlngln itsbcatitv. The voiee of song 1 hcard. thc song of the light-hearted and eare-free, thu song of thu wine-ftill. The cliuk of glassos, and of coiiii diojiiilng into thc full coll'ers of thc nian who deaN out thc wine that llasheth erinison in thc liirht. I'hey jiass iu and out, young iiipii with lifc and hopc hcforc thcm; old iiipii with life and hopc hchind thcm. Oray hairs ina saloon! tiitstcriug brown ciuis in :i saloon! Sturdy, digniticd mauhood, husincs.s men, men iu respoiiiilile placps, men wieldilig the jien that cducatc.s the woiid, thesu ineu in a saloon? Oh! what a tralu of unsceii things appcar to iny startled vMon ! As the goblets are dralned, what pletures of a wifc's trust.'a chilil's lovc, a mother's prayur! What troops of undono dutics to their follow men, what wrong inllucnees follow their foot steps ! Could thcy see these shad- ows hauntlng thein, these hnps of dark- ncss exulting ovcr thcm, the.e men would never cnter the saloon door again. They sec only tlu- gliut and sparkle ; thcy fecl only the (juiekcned pulse, the Ihifh of tho cyc, the sudden rttsli of jubilant splrits. They see not thc dregs. Why mar thc llccting iircsent with thc thought of dregs? Have thcv not all eternitv to taste them? A tottering stei pauses ln thc door-way ; a face half-idlotie turns one nppealiug glanec at the sleck man who pours the wine, and the hoy with thu clustcrhig brown curls, with his swcct, boylsh face, so dcar tosoineinoth er, goes home. JIomi:! iu. The father and mother and sisters, re- turniug from church. havc long heen lost iu leop. A loud ring at thc door bell rosouuds through the housc like the voiee of doom. The mother starts in wild alarm. lt cannot he Willli-, my hoy, for hc 1ms a nlght kcv. Ah ! moth er, your hoy cannot use tho nlght key to- night! llis hands havc no cunning, his brain has lost its power. Llnip and senselcss, the polieeman fouud hlm In a guttcr, the heautlful hoy over whose j brown hcad your hands havc so oftcn carcssed. uMy hoy drunk?" cchocs through thc halls, hut the agonizing shriek cannot reach the sene loekcd by the last glass. The proud father jiaecs the IIoim-, and the sisters sit sllently in tears. liow likc a moekery scciued that pieture of heaven the nilnisterdrew ! The soft eusliions, thc niellow light, the cx (juisite song! I.ikc thcm they wcre at rest, aud their brolher's feet wcre all thc time sceking the way of death. Dregs! Dregs ! Wcre there dregs too in thecup? thcy drained? IV. Tho nlght worc on. Was it bceause so cxhaustcd the minlster eould not sleep? Thc parsonagu was on a (piiet strcet, far froin thc glaro of saloon Hghts, far from the tramp of honicward-golng riotcrs. IIc turned and tossad on hls pillow. Why dld that appeal of a devout tcmpcr ancc woman iu hls church keep coinlng to hls mlnd? "O slr, tho young men of our city are golng to ruln. If only the church mcmbcrs would arousu to thu dangcr. If only thu mlutster.s would dc claro tho xthoie counsel of Gul." The wholo counsel! Tho wholc counsel! Why do those words comu to nioek mc? Have 1 cvcr falled in iny duty? Why, half iny wealthy church mcmbcrs uso wine on thclr dlnncr tahles. Thc young ladles tiso wine at thclr partles, and wo use wiuu at thu sacrauicut. My huslness is to prcaeh thc Oo.tpel. Why does that , wouian's face haunt mc, aud "thu wholo counsel." Havc I bccn nreachinsr onlv purt of (Jod's truth? v. "Karth to carth." And thc heautlful hoy lay hushed lu tho last sleep of death. A cruel wound on thc white hrow. Ue dralned the last glass. Thls was thc dregs thereof. Tho minlster had repeat ed "I am the rcsitrrcctlon and the life:" hut over thcm cchoed and rc-echocd Oh ! dld thc mother hear? Shu who horu the hoy lu angulsh, shc who guidcd his haby stops! Did thu father huar? IIc whoso prldo was crushed In tlic dlssrraepful death of his only son! Did tho sobblng sisters near? Oh ! had the hoy cvcn now heard thu words hlmsclf? ln steadlpr and calmer volcc hu repeated: "He that iiciievctli iu mc, thougli hc wcre dcad" buttheccho was louder and louilpr- A' tlrunktml shall inhrrit thc kinyihm of God. KsTIIlIIt T. IIoi SII. CONCERNING CIGARETTE-SMOK- INQ. There does not scem to bo anv sneel.'il harin iu cigarctte smoking. The roll of tobaceo is so little that lt looks as If t could hurt nobody. I'erhaps it ls just he- causc there is so little gcnuinc clcan to baceo iu ordinary eigarettes that tliev arc so injurious. And thcy aru not so sniall :istliuy look. IlreakoneandmitthealbHroil tohaecohiitiiitoaplpeofordinarv.sizeand you will Uml the pipo nearly full. Yct. thousands of boys and young men smokc lromtcn to thirty ciirarcttcs a dav. ancl think they are not exceeding rcasonahlu liinits. 3Iajor llouston. of tho lnarino eorps, who is In eh.'irge of thc Washington uavy yaru barraeKs. savs that one-ilfth of all thc boys examined are rejocted on iiccount ot liearNlispase. llis ilrst oues- tlon to a boy who desires to unlist is, "Do you smokc ' 'I hc ahnost invarlablc rc- spone is "Xo,sir," hut thu tell-talu dis- eoloratlon of thc flngers f reuuently sho ws tlic truth. 1 he surgcons sav that ciirar- ctte-snioking by boys produces hcart-dis-casu aud that in iiiiicty-iiinc cacs out of onc hundred the rcjcctlon of would-beap-irentice.s on accoiint of this defcet conies Irom the cxeessive ue of thc milder form of the weed. Thi- i a reinarkablc state mcnt, hut eoining as it does froui so hlgh an atithority, it cannot be denied. In soine of our dow n-town storcs and olllccs is jiosted this notico: "Do not smokc eigarettes hcre." The notico is priuled a faet whieh of It-clf shows that a cou siderableniimberof thcse signs is requir cd. One may smokc cigar.s in sueh placcs, or evcn apipe, but eigarettes arc prohibit ed. Toone who dislikes tobaceo and tlu; smell of it in any fonn, all smokc may secin alikc di-tasteful ; but there is about cigarctte smokea sort of ln-iiiuatiiig,sick-ishly-swect sort of an odor that is pecu- haiiy ollensivp. Thl may be due to thu opium with whieh -o many of the made eigarettes are Ilavorcd; but whatcver its c.iuse, It is evidouec that the eigarettes aro not all tobaceo, or evcn tobaceo and iiaper. Tho consiiniiitioii of ciirarcttes is ahnost cntiiely by boys and voung men unilcr twcnty-llve; and that is one of thu great evils of thcm. It Is ,-ocasy tolearn to smokc that scores contraet thc habit who never would undcrtake but oncc to smokc a cigar. Iloys have no biisincss to smokc. The physiologieal etl'cet of to baceo Is to detcr thc ehange of tlssuo whieh is neeessary to growth; and if a boy begins young cnough to smoke, hcis prctty sure to stunt himself. Mail and C'hieago now elaim.s a ioiulation of 7.10,000, and the Timen of that city thinks shc will outstrip I.ondon iu 101O "if the, preseiit ratio ls uiaiutalucd.'' A young man in Iudianapolis, joM is in a peeuliar stralt. Ile wants tomarry a giii, but cannot gct a liceuc, as shc i.s an orplian of 17 and has no guardian :i nonentity, in sliort, in tlic cvcs of the law. The wifc of the new Chluce aniba.s sadorhas startled the l'arilau; shc is a sensation iu dress. Sueh lovely silks, sueh brilliant colors, and claborate and gracctul pinbroidcry havc hardly been drcamed of. A touehing cxamplc of eonlldcnee ln thc unkuowii faetors of human exNtence is relalcd in tlnillttrd's Medicnl Jtnirnnl. A eouutryiiiau with a distivssing toothaehe, asked a druggist for soniething to relleve him. '"We havc various reniedies for that trouble," sald the drug man, "and can give you anythiug you like." "In that easc," sald the eountrynian, "l gue-s yon kln give mc a sniall bottle of the Hoston faith curc." BlLL NYE'S EXPERIENCE IN MlLKINQ. Whou 1 was young uml u-i'd to rnaiu around iiwt thc comitr.v, gatlu'i'iug ati'rnii'lnns iu thu dark of thu uiKon, 1 n-cd to tliink I could uillk anyboily'r cow, but do not think so now. 1 du not niilk a cow now unlcss thc slgu ls riglit, and it husu't bcoii rlght lorn gooil niany ycurs. Thu lut cow I tilcd to mllk was acomuuin cow, born lu obscurity; kiudofa sclf-madc cow. I rcnicinbcr hcr brow was low, but sho woro hcrtail hlgh, aud shc was haughty oh, so haughty I 1 niado a couuuon placu rcinark to hcr onc that ls u?cd in tlio very bcst ofsoclcty, ono that nccd not havo given olfcnso unywlicrc, 1 sald "so" and sho "socd." Thcn 1 told hor to "histo" and sho "htstcd." llut I;thought sho ovcrdiil it. .lust thcn 1 hcard Hoiucthlng cnish through tho window oftliu barn anil full with adull, slck. cnlng tluul on tho outsldo. Tho nclghbora caino to sco what it was that causod tlio nolsc. Thcy fouml that I had done it in gettlng through tho window. I asked tho neighbors If the barn was btill stuuding. They sald lt was. Tlien I nsked If tlio cow was lnjurcd mueh. Tlicy sald shc seeined to bo qtitte ro bust. Tlien 1 rcquestcd thcm to go ln and culiu tho cow a Uttlo and sco lf thoy could gct inyplug hut offber horns. 1 um buylng nll my mllk now of a mllkmuii. I selcct u gcutlo mllkiuun who will not klck, und 1 fecl us thougli I could trust lilm. Tlien, lf hc feels as Uiough be could trust mc, it ls all rlght.