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____-w 1 EDTONW INNSRIO1U), S., C.X, AP~RIL, 10. 1880.VO.I-N 4. THE SUGAR MAPIAS. Along the vale a:d o'rr hilt I see a blue ai susoky haze; Ti.o afternoous are warus aud 1till, And presa. o longer, warm r day,. 'he bluejay, on the aunauh b.sugh, I soreamin, with discordant, note; 'Tl.o p:. wte-bird aioustt -t now The longing heurt with trewbling throat. The hills are peeping through the snow, And busied fences gloat the view; O bare, brou knola, squaw-boesc glow, Or tiny ason-lo-wurs filaunt in bluo. TIe fr<h t.ow eartis now sc0-nts the gale An, r.ning from her seu:oi.re, hihu casta a.,Ido hI r snowy veil And groeta htr traisn. who wait fJr hur. Now at ands the drowsy teutu usluL-p Bsefore tijo bucket-la-tc n alo:gh, Wh.lu sinks the cruel steol full deep To draw the or)stal sap away ; TIohe ateat,y drip irotn wooden lip Mukes mste in the soft slarsng air, Aid seon the laden buckets tip And was;o tho nectarrrich uni rare. Anon the puigt lit ,stokc-wreathss rise Around the kettle's tossing surge a liale youths aittend the aainilco, And h gh the ilaines uith taggotr urge. Alt I trat.snut.tios wonurous aweet! '7Tuut steals the bloot of bare brown trees, An d in the craelling ilaines and heat Alas power thono golden grains to seizo I 0 vauished youth 1 0 balmy days I '1bo odors ise of early flowers. I ee again through snoky haze .1 lie pituro of those itstisn3 hours; I hoar agaiu tito w.lid nl o Of boys long rillent isa the tomb lhe fitful casp-tse brings to view Udad faces fron tioguier gloow. They toll of an eternal ' pring Forever briht. with apr,tagiits lowers, Where morning is an es.dles4 ring, leistenue knowns not psasing hours. It ray Lo that the li,mu of strife Have atoted It r us some sweets away ; Or, fioze"n dr.Jts of eatthly lite May s ield fcr us a brigl.tor . ay. How Douglass Cured His Wife. MIy young friend, Cora Lee, was a gay, dashing girl, loud o; dress, and looking al. ways as if, to use a common saying, just out. of at hand-box. Cora was a belle, of course, and had manny admirers. Amiong the number was a young man named Ed, ward ouglass, who was the very "pink" of nentnes;s in sll n imtters pertaining to dress, and exceedingly particular In his observaace of the little proprieties of life. I sa.uv from the first that if )ouglass ire.s sel his suit, Cora'8 heart wouil be an sasy onqutest - and so it proved. 'llow athirably they are fittet for each other !'' I remarked to ily wife on the night of the wedding. "Their tastes are similar. and their habits so much alike, that no vio lence will.be done to tlhe feelings of either in the more intimate associations that mar ringe brings. Both are neat in person and orderly by instinetg, and both have good principles.'' "'roml all present appearsanlces, the match will he a good one,'' replied my hustand. "There was, I thought, somnething like reservation in his tone. "Do you really think so?'' I said, i little ironically; for Mr. Smith's approval of the marriage was hardly warm enongh to suit. my fancy. "Ol! certainly. Why not.?" he replied. I felt. a little fretted at my husband's mode of speaking, sut. made no further remark on the subject. Hle is never very enthusiastic nor sanguine ! and did not smean, in this instance, to (doublt the fitness of the partics for happi-nss isn the married state, as I half Imagisned. For myself, .1 warmiy approved smy frilend's choice, asnd callced her husbansd a luscky fellow to secure for his comupanlosn through li fe a womnan nio -admirably fitted to maske one like lhinm happy. But a visst which I psild Cora one day, about six weeks sifter the honeymoon had expired, lessned my enthsusisism on the subject, 01adaoke sonme un pleasnt doubts. It happened tha;t I catlled soonl after break fast. Cora met mue int the parlor, lookisng like a very fright. She wiore a soiled and rumapled morning wrappler, her hair was int papers, andi( she hadu on dirty stockisngs and a pair, of old shsppers dlowni at the heels. 'Bless sue, C'oraP" I saidi, "vhitt Is te matter? i ave y.ui beesn ill 1". "'No. Why dho yous atsk ? Is my dishis bille on the extreme ?" -''Candidly, I think it is, Corn," wa;s smy frank answer. "Oh ! well, no matter," she carelessly replied, ''my fortunsse's made." "I don't clearly usnderstand you," I Raid. "I'm marrIed. yotu knsow." "Yes I am awvare of thtt fact." "No need of being so part,icular in dress now; for didn't I just, say, ' replied Cora, "that smy fortune's m;adIe? I've got a husband." Beneath an air or jestinig was apparant and real earnestness of my friendl. "'You dressed with a careful regard asnd nieatness in order to in Edward's love,"~ said I. "Certainly I did." "'And should you not (10 the sasmo in order to retain iLt" "WVhy, Mrs. Ssmith, do y'ou thisnk my husbasnd's affection goes no (deeper than my dress ? I shouitj be very sorry indeed to think that, iIe loves mue for myself." "No d.osbt of tha~t in the wvorld, Corat; buit rememnlier that we cannsot see what is * isn your mnind, except by what you (10 or say. If he admires oumr dress, it is slot from any aibstract appreciatIon of It, but * becattse the taste muanifeats itselt' in whlat yous (1o; and dependt upon it, he will find It a very hard msatter to approve andi( ad. mire yousr correct taste Iu dress, for Isn stanice, whe~n you appm~ear before hims day after day in your present unattractive at tire. . If you do ssot dIress well for your husband's eyes, for whose eyes, pray, do yett dress?' You are as neat; when atirgad as youi were before your marriage." "AS to that, Mrs. Smltth, commhloni de cency requires meo to dresa well whien'1. go oust into company; to say notinsg of theo pride one naturally feels in looking wvell." "And does not the same commen -decen cy and naturally prideo argue strongly In favor of your dressIng well at home andi for the oe eof 7ypt# f lisband .whusc appro. vaa and 4hose ad trtio& ntmdstl be dearer to you than the agpval and.admiration of the whole world ? "But he doesn't want to see me rigged out in silks and satin all the time. A pretty bill my dressmaker would have against him In that event I Edward has more sense than that, I flatter myself." "Street or ball-room attire is one thing. Cora, and becominig hones apparel another. Wo look for both in their places." Thus I urgued with the thoughtless young wife, but my words made no impression. When abroad, she dressed with exquivite taste, and was lovely to look upon ; but a. home she was careless and slovenly, and made it almost impossible for those who saw htr to believe that she was the brilliant beauty they had met in company but a short time before. But even this did not last long. I no ticed after a few months, that the habits of home were not only confirming themselves, but becoming apparent abroad. " ier for tune was made," and w,hy should she not waste time or employ her thoughts about. matters of personal appearance ? The habits of Mr. Douglass on the con trary (id not change. le was as orderly as before, and dressed with the same re gard to neatness.. le never appeared at the breakfast table in the morning without being shaved, nor did he lounge about in the evening in his shirt sleeves. The slo venly habits into which Cora had fallen, an noyed hi seriously, and still more so when her carelessness about her appearance began to manifest itself abroad as well as at home. When he hinted anything on the subject, she did not hesitate to reply, in a jesting manner, that "her fortune was made," site need not trouble herself any longer about how she looked. Douglass did not feel very much com plimented, but as he had his share of good sense, he saw that to assume a (old and Offended manner would do no good. "'If your fortune is iaae, so is mine," he replied on one occasion, quite coolly and indifferently. Next morning he made his appearance at the bieakfast table with a beard of twenty-ftur hours' growth. "You haven't shaved this morning. doar," sail Cora. to whose eyes the dirty looking face of her husband was particu larly unpleasant." "No," lie replied carelessly. "It. is a serious trouble to shave every day." "But you look much better with a clean ly shaved face." "Looks are nothing---ease and comfort everything," Paid )ouglass. "'But common decency, Edward." "I see nothing indecent In a long beard," replied the husba id. Still Cora argued, but in vain. Ier liu band went off to his busmess with his tun shaved face. "I don't know whether to shuveor not," said Douglass, running over his rough face, upon which wasI a beard of forty-eight hours' growth. lis wife had hastily thrown on a wrap.. per, and with slip-shod feet and head like a mop, was lounging in a rocking chair, awaiting the breakfast bell. "For mercy's sake, Edward. don't go any longer with that shockingly dirty face." spoke up Cora. "If you knew bow. dread fully you looked I" , "fLooks are nothing," replied Edward, stroking his beard. "Why, what's come over -you till at once?" "Nothing ; only It's such a trouble I shave every day." "But you didn't shave yesterday." "I know 1 am just as well oi to-day as if'I had. So much saved at any rate." But Cora urged the matter, and her husband finally yielded, and mowed down the luxuriant growth of beard. ''I low much better you do look I" said the young wife. "Now, don't go another day v.ithout shaving." ''But why should I take so much trouble about my mere looks? I'm just as good with a long beard as wvithi a short one. It's a great dleat of trouble to shave every clay. You can love mae just as well; and why need I care what others say or think ?" On the following morning Douglass alppeared1, not only with a long h)eard, but with a shirt front amid collar that were both soiled and crumpled. "Why, Edward, how you do look ?" said Cora. "You have neithter shaved nor put on a clean shirt." Edward stroked his face, and ran his fingers along the edge of his collar, remark ing inuditerently, as he did so. "It is no matter ; I look well enough. This being so very p)articular in dress is waste of time, andl I am getting tired of it." And in this trIm Douglass wvent off to hIs business, much to time annoyance of hIs wife, who could not bear to see her husband looking so slovenly. Gradually the declenslon from neatness wvent on, until Edward was quite a match for his wife, and yet, strange to say, Cora had1( not taken the hint, broad as it was. 1n her own person she was as untidy as ever. About sIx months after -their marriage we hiivlted a few friends to speiid a social evening with us, Cora anfi her husband among the nutmber. Cora came alone, quite early, andj said that her husband was very much engaged, and could not come until after tea. My young friend had not taken much pains with her attire. Indeed, her appear anice mortified me, as it contrasted so de cidedly with that of the other'ladles who were present, anid I could not help1 suig gosting to her- that she was wrong in being so indIfferent about her dress. But she laughingly replied to.me:, "You know my fortune's made now, Mrs. Smith. I can afford to be negligent; in these matters. It is a great waste of timie to dress so mouch." I tried to argue against thIs, butt cotild make no impression upon her. About an hour after tea, while we Wcerb all engaged ini pleasant conversation; tho door of time parlor opened and in walked Mr. Douglass. A t the first glance I thought I must be mnistskon. But no, It was Ediward himself. Bhut what a figure he did cut. HIis uncombed hair was standing up in stiff spikes in a hundred dIfferent directions; his face could not have felt the touch of a razor for two or three days, -and lie was guIltless of clean linen for the samne length of tIme, is vest was soled,, hIs boots ublacked, and there was an unumistakable hole in one of his olbow. "Why, Edward?" exclaImed his wife, with a look of mortIication and distress. as-her-husband came across the room with a Inco in Which no conscIousness of the fIgure lie cut could be detected. " Why, ty d~a follow, what is the mat ter?9" said hin huisband, frankly for he perceived that the latlies wore beginning to titter, and that the ganemenWdre looking at each otter and trying to repress their risible tendencies, and there fore deemed it best to throw off all reserve upon the subject.' '"The mattei ? Nothing's the matter, 1 believe. Why (10 you ask ?" Douglass looked grave. ''Well may he ask what is the matter," broke In Cora, energeticallv. 'low could you come here in such a plight ?' "Ili such a plight '' and Edward looked down at hinself, felt his beard, and run his fingers throulgh his hair. ''What is the matter? Is anything wrong?" "You look as if you had just waked up from a nap of it week With your clothes on, and came off withlit wasthing .your face or c(umbin g your hair,"' said my hus. band. "Oh!" and Ed ward's countenan'se bright ened a little. ' 'hen he said, with much gravity of manner,'' I have been extremely hurried of late, and only left business a few minutes ago. I hardly thought it worth while to -io hone 'o dress ; I knew who we all were (and lie glanced with a look not to . be mistaken towitd his wife) I do not feel called upon to uive as much attention to merc dress as formerly. Before I was mar ried It was necessary to he mose particular in these matters, but, now it is of n) conse q(iece. 1 turned toward Cora. I [cr face was crimson. In a few moments she arose mid went quickly fromi the rcom. I followed her, and Edward came after ins pretty soon. lie found his wife in tears, and subbing al most hysterically. "I've got a carriage at the door," he said to me aside, halt laughing, half serious --"So help her on with her things, anid we'll retire in disorder." "But it's too had of you, Mr. )outglaas," replied 1. "Forgive me for miking your house the scene of this lesson," he whispered. "It had to be given, and [ thought 1 could ven ture to trespatss upon your forbearance." "I'll think about that," said 1, in return. In a few minutes Cora and her husband t retired, and in spite of the good breeding and every.t.hing else, we all had a hearty laugh over the matter on my return to the parlor, where I explained the curious little scene that had just occurred. t How Cora and her husband settled the affair between themselves, 1 never inuired. But one thing is certain, I never saw her in a slovenly dress afterward, at. hoim,e or abr-!ad. She was cnred. Iltdweenl Life ut T)eatih. Not long ago Louis Bland'ng, )no of the best know n mining experts on the coast, passed through Nevada city on his way from San Francisco to examine the Santa Anita quart z-mine, which is situated near Washir'glon. Recently he returned, having accomplished his object. ltis expierlences on t he trip were of an interesting nature,and it is by mele chance that. he was enabled to live to relate them. After a tedious journey through the snow, he reached the home of one of the owners of the claim, and to gether they forced their way for three miles farther to the mine. Lightning candles, they entered the miine, which has been pushed toward the heart of the moun tain .a distance of 1:30 feet. Twenty-five feet from the head of it they came to a winzo fifty-six feet deep. Over this wieze is a windlass. Mr. Bhnding examined it carefully, and, observirg no weak spots in its const ruction, had his companion let hini to the bottom. lie inspected the ledge. male measurements, secured a sack of spc cimens, and, putting one foot in the hight of the rope, shouted to the man above to hoist away. After ascending thirty feet lie ceased to rise. "Wha:'s the matter?" lie asked. "The windlass is broken," was the re "Fix it and hoist. away-." "I can't. The suipport at 01ne sIde hasI broken dlownI. One end of the drum has dIr-opp1ed to tIre ground. My shiouilder is unidcer it, and if I stir the whole thing wvill give wvay," wvas the startling reply- that crame back. Thmecandtle at the top had been extirn guished. Mr. Blaniding recognized the urgency of having a cool head in such an emergency, and told the other par-ty to takeI things easy. lIe dropped the candlestick, sack of specimieni arid thiehammier to the r bottom of the winize. Then, br-acing oe 1 of his shoulders against one side of the hole arnd his feet against the other, hre worked hIs way uip inch by inch, the owner taking I in the slatck of the r-opo with one hand. I Ten feet were thtus ascended. Then the< sides of the winize gr-ew so fair apart, that1 this plau. could no longer 1be purstued.J There was.butt one salvation--the remain ing tori feet must 1)0 c:imbed '"hand over hanid." Releasing his feet, f-rm the knot., lie put the Idea into practice. E~xhaursted by Iris previous efforts in walkinig to the mine andh explorIng it, it seemiedi to him lie had climbed a mile, anad, stopping to r-est, found by thre voice above there were yetI five feet to go. With aniothter super hiuiiau effort, another start was aide. After what seemedi ant age one of his htands I struck the edge of the mouth. Is h!ody I arid limb)s were suffering tine agonIes of cramnps and soreness and hris bratin began to I reel, All sorsts of frightful p)hanitoms filled his mtind. 'With a final effort, lie reached up, and fotund hie could get the enids of I one handl's fingers over thre edge of a board that anisweredi for p)art of. the coveritig. I With the despaIr of a man who faces a I fearful death and knows it, he let go tIre rope altogether, and raising the other hand, obtained a precarious hold. HIfs biody I swung back andc torthr over tire dark ab)yIs i an instant, and as hre felt that his harnds I were.iQsing thitr hold(, he cried, "Save me quick, .i'm goingi 4" - Just~lhen ii comipanion, who is a man of great strength, dropped tIhe end of thre4 dIrum, arnd, gras ping his coat collar, drew )thni out on the floor of the tunnel. The mIne expert was utterly pro'strated. as his rescue was effected. lHe was car ried out of the tunnel. lis clothes dripping in perspiration; and Ittid in the snow. Whelin partially recovered lie was assisted to a house thit-e miles away. HIls whole framie was so racked wvith the physical and mcen tal tor-ture that for several hours hre hiad no use of hIs limbs. Two (lays after lhe retturned to the mine, atid witht aui iron bar broke the ~windless into a thousaid pieces, thta fished thre sack of specimens out of the winze. Dutring a whole lifetime of adiventutres in somne of the deepest clams In thre world, he says hie has hover been so near tlae door of death as he was at the Santa Anita, and he~ hopes never to pas through thn like dgaihnL An Aged Do'orkeeper. At the door leading Into the room of the 3ecretary of the Navy, Wasliugton. there itands an old colored man, tall, straight and .ignilled. The capilli ry coverlug of his renerable head Is get( g gray with age. ills name is luindsay 3 use. l'or lifty two ,e;rs. without mutermil ion, he las swung 0 t:1d fro t he door of o 5ecrettry's ollice, mnd every one of the 3 days of the year, -aln or shine, finds hil at his post. Lind lny Muse has known' titost every oflicer >f the armty and nav fromt generial tad ttniral down to lieutienant and ensign, ho have hnd businesjwih the navy cie )artettcnt ftr half a deu ulry. Ile was born i Northumberland coolty, Virginia, in the e'ar 1805. Bleing i re fortuniate th an 10)1 Of his colortd b. getlhren leit tiade his vay to W\ashington % ,ey l enquite a young nan, ant, having worked about Ihe' Navy DIepartinent at diferopt thues, his lidelity uhm industry ade hin nainy friends, who itl himl) appointed ass) tant mhessenger ln 1r Secretary aImunt S imthard in 1828. Tlice that time he h: been on continual h1ty, "and has served ider the following 3ecretaries: .john ltah, Levi Woodlbury, icker.son, Jetus K. a nling, George E. adger, A bel P. Upsh ", I)avid Iienshaw, Hl'hmals WV. Gilmner, John Y. Manson,i 3eorge Baneroft, Will1 m lhtllard 'reston, i iim A. Girahiam, John J. Kennedy,i ines U. )obbin, Isatc Toneey, Gideont Y'ells, Adolplh'1E. J3ori , George M. Robe (n, andt the present S wretary, Richard V. hmtnpson, of Iniaiti. The colored man is outlived all of thesh. gentlerten, except wo, viz.: George 1hocrolt, the eminent iistor)an, and George M. Roub-son, member A ('ongress from New Jersey. At the ime this ol servanlit first appeared on dity, ohn Quincy Adans was President, butI ,indsay sticks whether the adninistration a Democratic, liepublican, or na !hing else. le never voted in his life. and is it tirim ad oeate of the civil service rules. Ahnoit. very Secretary w1ht leav.ng the oiliee hias aiked this doorkeeper for his faithful 1md intelligeit performance of duty, and its given himt an iutograiph letter testify ng to his high regard for him. 'l'heso let - .eir Mr. Allese keeps locked up from human tyes, but brought forth one for the reporter o look at. ie says it Is it fair sample of hem all. 'I'e following Is a copy of the etter: 1NusAv Muss: I cannot leave the )e lartient without expressing to you my uigh sense of your fidelity and good con luet as messenger of the Navy Department. tour manner in performing your duty has llways met with my perfect approbation. GEooRR BANcaoF T. WAAH1NUTON, December 1, 1846. When Mr. Thompson was iade Secre ary of the Navy, Mr. Robison. his prede essor, brought him out to introduce him to .ntdsay Muse. Shaking his hand warmly ir. Thompson said: "Oh! Lindsay and I lan't need an Introduction, we have been riends for the last twenty years." Last 'car, when the illlcers of the Navy Depart nent were removed into the new building. \hniral Scott and several other gentlemen tbout the der)tli'tilent ta>lok up a submcrip. lon and purchased Lindsay a handsome flack suit of clothes, so that the depart nent and its oldest servant could appear ogcthor in a new dress. Lindsay is now ver seventy-four years of age, but 1he is till strong and active. lie says that lie xpects to be on guard for many years yet, nd that when lie is at last compelled to etire he will do so with great regret. A Itamtour Itrev:ar3. Chief among treasures of art is tle Brovi. ry cherished in tlie old palace of the Doges t Venice its a veritable pearl of price. laced under glass, it is open at one page, .nd every day the leat is turnedi, No that if Ito art stutdentt hats 1101 weeks to spate for Tenice, lhe mayit hope in that timte to make lmstelf atcqiuainted with all the milniatures. even this is mulich more1( thantt watsonce per ulittedl to the publt)ic. Th'le oldt culstoiantts f San Marco cherished thte Breviary as thte cry tapple of th.e eye, and it wvas coniSderedl wort.ty entertatntmenit for kings and for 'ign potetntates to turn the leaves and1( in. pect the pictures of this priceless miaitu eript. No one of less importantce than a lug or a forcigni gutest, whom tihe Republic elighted to htonor, was permitted so uch s to catch ai glimpse of the cover; so thtat. or y'eairs it remaiined a hidden treasure,1 Imiost, lost out of the mteitory of man01, or tentioe nowC( and 11( then by 8some fo:ttmatec over of art to whlom~ a flectinlg glimipre had >etn accorded, it acqluiredl a fatbuloussplen-11 or, and( was spoken of ias being covered vitth gold enriched by precious gemis. Coting. is certainly kntown with regard to ls orIgin. 'VTt more14 thani one0 hand( was mlohyedl in Its ad(ornlment is suililciently vident, for while sonie of the minilatutres re dilstinguishted by a nobientess of dlesignl nd11 finish of exectiout, othters are feeble nd( contfusted, anad a fewt, from t,heir weak eoss, seem scarcely wvorthy a place. VTo Irevinary conslits of 881 ieavea of very fine1 vhlte parchment, on wvhich ate wvritten the1 saitlms, the Lessons, the RubrIc, the Ollices o the Virgin and the Saints, thte Service for he D)ead, etc. VTe mtargin of eaech onte of hese leaves is enriched by exquisite illum nations of every variety-arabesqtues of old and silver', and vatriousa colors, amIdst viicht are platced flowers and fruits of all dinds; every sort of creat,ure that creeps >n land, or flies in thte ilr, or swims. a the ea; shel.-Ash, Insects. birds, and beasts; air.es, geni, and fabulous mtonsterst, charm. ng little iandscapeA; represettationsof mna ttnd costtmes of variotts nations; scenes of Ife in town and( counttry, In palace and cot tge-all on a mInute scale, and all 'ainted n that, delIcate pointille atyli. so exquisite nd so mairvelous in its results. It Is dliil alt, not to linger over eachl 0ne, so charm. nig are thtey, antd so well do thtey repay the losest exait~iton. Here wo-aro brought utddenly into the Iiteridr of a jeweliar's hop, whtere a woman, seated, Is weIghing Jit gold; there a lovely girl is leanIng over' hatlcony; a gardener Is piuokingftuit, from i1s tree; n pair of lovers atre sailli\g oni a ake on whIch swans are swimingt a heor-1 nit Is praying ha the widerness to an image >f the Virgin; .an old peasant wvoman Is iobling paInfully alonig on crutches; a ond( wlinds thtrought a mountainous country, vitht a glImpse of scalan the dIstance, an old easantt wvomtan Is appiroachin)g, hearling on ecr head a wicker cage of .chtickons, utnder me arm a cock, under the other a basket of ggs; a young girl is washing her hands at fountain in the middle of a square in a )utch village. -The flood In Ohio anti Kentuoky les been very disastrous. An Irish Vatuntoor. Perhaps the most daring deed that-evei won old England's Legion of Ilonor wa that which was sucessfully pvrformed bj Kavanagh during the Indian mutiny Lucknow was besieged, and Its garrisot was starving. l3esides, the little band o devoted men, there were aio women lm children cooped up in the residency, at th< mercy of some 50,000 or 60, 000 savag;e amn relentless foes. Daily, nay hourly tll little garrison was growing. weaker, an nearer were pressing the dusky 5epoys, un tiI it became at matter of life and death t lhe heroic few that Sir Colin Campbell who was known to be advancing to theii relief, should at once 1e informed of thei real state, and their utter inability to hok aut much longer. A volun;eer was caller for, a uan who would consent. to be di. guised of a Sepoy, and who would risk hi, life among the mutineers, in order to rmlakt he beat of this way to the advancing army, lie call was Inunediately responded to ind two or three men expressed their wil lingness to undertake the task. From them )rave volunteers an Irishman named Ka rana21h was chosen, who, to his other qua illeations, added a knowledge of the nemy's custonms, and a thorough acquaint. ice with their Intguage. The cotn nlandantt shook the brave man by the hand, md frankly informed him of the dangerous lature of the task he had undertaken ; low It was more than probably that he night. meet, lls detth in the atteinpt. uint he gallant follow persisted, and his skin was at once colored by the means of hurne(l -ork and other materials to the necessary tue. lie was then dressed in the regul utfit as i Sepoy soldier. When night sel a he started on his lonely and perilout nission, amid the hearty "God-speeds" Al .he famishing garrison. In his breast h ?arried dispatches for Sir Colin Campbell, with the contents of which lie had beci nade acquainted, in case of their loss. We have not the space at, our command ic iive all the particulars of t his remarkabk Journey. Ile succeeded, however, aft em iany narrow escapes and great hardshipi -during which he often had to pass night ifter night in the eneny's eCanp, aund tr uarch shoulder to shoulder with thimn ir the daytime; and when he left themtt, t( wim across rivers, or to crawl through th(i -angled thickets were the deadly tiger as terts his sway -- in reaching Sir ( Colui Lainpbcll's camp ; where, to finish his stir ring adventures, he was tired at and nearly shot by the B3riti,h outposts. Kavanagh't iarrative was listened to with rapt attention by Sir Colin, who immediately gave orders for the army to advance as soon as possih to the aid of the gallant defenders of ti( Residency. How the latter were rescuer ,s a matter of history. Kavanagh lived Ong enough to wear his cross, though h ost his life shortly afterward in battlowitli he same enemy, but the noblo examlple to left behind him was not lost on thi yrave hearts who eventually saved Indhi or IEngland. The (n,n Puzz,le. .The gem puzzle or t lie boss puzzle, or thu boss .uiiance, whichever it is, has played I serious part in the history of my family ai ,f my friends. In an unfortunate moment, ;(1t1me days ago (maledictions be on it) 1 in vested ten cents in the "fifteen" puzzle. I bought I had obtained my money's worth, mt alas I had purchased ten nights' wake. lulness and fifteen times more family feul han 1 had reckoned on. I thought as I arried the wrotched little instruiient of orture home Ii my pocket how happy I was to have it, and instead of that, 1 hav( lot known what it is to be happy sluice lit thadow darkened my doors. On the first light I worked hard over It until 1 A. M., tlthough the hardest work I had was tc (Cep tiy wife and1( eldest (laughter fron1 eizing It. 1 wvent to bed1( with a headache, isaippointed and1( mad1(, but determined.] twoke in the mornhing with a headache ane ound( my (laughter of lifteen at "fifteen.' shie was late at school that, day, and I1 reach. d mly oflieo two hours behll.e. time. It wasL the I0th of t lie month, but I (dated all ny letters I15th, and one of them after the >ld style, '"18-15-14.." That evenintg] 7.as forced toI u1se palternal and(l marit al auth. >rity to keel) time peacesa, I imaiy addo. It iever occuirredl to us to buy atnothier pu?zle, worked all the evening hard, and1( got >retty madl not becas I couldn't do It, mit because that bulsyb)ody of a wife per isted ini telltng mc how to move the blooks -ais If she knew any better than13 1 did I Trho next evenlig my mo11ther-in-law ame to tea wIth us. 8lho said she liad (10n1 lhe "fifteen" pluzzle several timues. "Not vith 11-10, "nor with 15--14." "'Oh, res." she replIed. "WVell, there must have >een somie of the othier numbers out of so uenlce, too," I said(. '"No,"' shle still in lsted, "'nothIng but 15-14." "'And you: re sure you didn't lift one out ?" eontitue.d , skeptIcally. "Of course I dildn't," sie etorted wIth asp)erity; "(10 you thIik ] 3heat and tell falsehoods ?" WhereuponI ulp)ed down miy snleaking suspIcions ori hat subject, amtl rep)liedl very blandly (be. ause she Win money andl my wIfe, Fannie, las only one sister), "CertaInly not-, mothecr lear I but then 1 thought perhaps it was1 iccidental." "Well. Mr. C.," she sald -ex. 3itedly, amnd rising fromn the table. "Yoti nust tako me for an idIot to think that ] oruld lift a bloc0k by accIdent." "Can you lo the puzzle again?" I asked, moved by matanic instinct to prove to her that she wat wronig andl utterly uinndful of her lImIt. ees bank account. "I don't know," shn eplied curtly, as she swept out of the rooti ,vithi that dignilty which is born alone 01 lie consciousness of possessing cords of U. 3. registeredl 43 or other truck of a slmila lature. Fanny caime downi very cross and 51dd, "Edward, I thInk you were extreme. y rude." "P~ossibly," said I, "but can'i 1o 15-14, I .was." Nothing more wasI aId, and Fanny went off to bed early.] lId not. Trruithfulness runs in my wife's family md conlsequiently I was tqrtured with thc )elief that my mothier-In-law had dono "It -14," amid if she hind (hone it, it was possl Aie, and( il t was possIble, I would do it: 10 I worked*uintil halfpast twelve. Whmei [ went up stairs Fanny was awake, but sr awkward sIlence reigned supreme. Tlia wvas the first night for sixteen years that mand faIled to kiss her good night, except when we were not togthmer. .The nexl ivening my daughter declared she could d< "11-10-" or 15-14,'' so after tea 'W went at It vi et armia, or in othpr wor'ds, lotermined to vIe without arms. Bhp fool ~4 around over thoso i;locks for an hour un LI1 I got so nervous and so provoked with Lho stupid way she moved thefn that I woul( ~ave slapped her' had she only beon youn I'. er. A circle of live or seven is the only lg11 ittto way to move, and instead of that she travelled all over the board. Finally she changed the location of the vacant square ati declired she had done it. I sent heri to bed. Te next day was Sunday, an<d really, for ine a day of rest. Throughout the Lit nily, when the congregation imurmured. "Good Lord, deliver us,' I silently aldded, "from the puzzle of fifteen." But our cli antx came on the following evening, when i), wife asserted, and isisted, that she lierself, with her mother, had done ''15 14." I said she hadn't; that it couldn't be done without some trick, and that I didn't belicvte it. We hadt( been cool and hadn't kissesiice the row. She replied that I was insultinig, and I answered that If her mother said she could do "15--14,'' fair and square, she said what was not true, and that she suid so. Fanny, thereat, said that she never could have believed that I could so I far forget ayself. I replied to the effect that her inother had told a lie, and that per haps it was not the first one. The next morning Fanny went to. her mother's and sent a note saying that until I knew how to treat her and her mother With respect she would not return, and she never will if I have to acknowledge first that her mother can do "1 5-14," becatise sho can't, and thut's the end of it. Iliter-)oeanto Shitp Cunals The proposed Nicaraguan Canal would be 181 miles long; it is to have 17 liftlocks, 4 dams on the San Juan river, three short canals around the dams, the diversion of the mouth of the San Curios river, and the necessary blast lug and dredging, to which nust be added the lack of harbors on Lake Nicaragua, and both termini of the canal. This canal re<tuires 82,000,000 cubic yards ot excavation and en,bankment, of which 21,000,000 cubic yards are rock on dry land and 990,000 cubic yards are rock un der water. The heaviest cost falls on the construction of 17 lift-locks, in addition to t'e three before named, one tide lock and artificial harbors. Colonel George M. '1t teu's estimate of the cost of this canal is iI59,0-14, 450. A. (1. Menocail's is $Itl, 000,000. Admiral Ammen's is $52,577,718. The time required for its construction is est imnated at ten years. The tune required for the transit of vessels through tie icanal is reckoned at 4 days. If a vessel's da1ily expenses are $600, then the value of time in making the transit would amount to the sum of $2,250. The Colon-I'anamn Canal would be 42 miles long on a level with the sea, and nearly oil a straight line, admitting vessels of the greatest tonnage and length to pass freely. This canal requires 45,000, 000 cubic yards of excavation, of which there are 17,000,000 c'ibic yards of rock on dry land and none under water. There are good natural harbors at both terminli. 'T'le time required to make the transit of this canal is estimated at two days. TIs route has the advantave of being short, oni a level with the sea, and near a railway, affording facilities of transport The cost of con struction of this canal is estimated by Colonel George M. 'T'otton at $102,8691,510. The Paris cinal congress estimate is $80, 000,000, ac cording to one newspaper re port, and $240,000,000 according to an other. The greater length of the Nicaragua route, as compared with that of the Colon Panama, the'tost of construction, cost of mtaintenantce, time of execution, time of transit and cost of towage through the re spective canals, would be in tihe ratio of their respective lengths as 42 to 181. Therefore, if it would cost $100 to tow a vessel through the Colon-Panamta canal, it would cost $430 to tow one through the Nicaragua one. Again, if a vessel's daily expenses are $500, the amount of time con sumed in passing through the respective canals being in the ratloof 42 to 181, then it would cost, in the vaiue of time, $2,250 in passing through tIle Nicaragua canal, whllIe that of passing through thle Colon-Panla mia one would be of the value of $500. A level ctantal without locks, shlort, straighlt, would hlave nmaifoldI adivantages over a cnnal following tihe winding of a narrow rapid river withI a score or miore of locks. Trho latter woulid be quite liablo to need frequient repairs, thus, Impeding ,trafllc, whlich would abandonl such a precar'iou~s channel for one offering greater faLcilities for a safe, brief, -and a chleaper one, where imlpedimlents wouIld not be likely to occur, andl further from a volcanic region.. P'ilain Tailk top Young Men. Riemember, young frIend, thlat thle work(l is older thlan you are biy several years; that for thousands of years it has been full of smiarter and better young men thlan yourself ; that when they died tile gtlbe went whirl ing on,*and thlat nlot one manlf in a hundred millions wenlt to the funeral or even hecard of tile deaith. Be as smart as you can of course. Kno1w as much as you canl; shed thle light of youir wisdom abiroad, but dion't try to (dazzle or astonishl anybody with it. And donl't imagIne a tIling is simple be cause you happen to thlink it is. D)on't be too sorry for your father because ho knows 50 mluch less thlan you dio. Ho used to think he was as mulch smarter thani his father as you tJiink you are smarter thaun yours. 'The world has great need of yoting mna, but no greater need than the young mn have of the world. Your clothes fit better than your father's fit him; they cost tmore money; thley are more styhish. Hie used to be as straight andi nimle as you are, lHe, too, p#rhiaps, thought his father old-fashioned. Your mustacho la neater, the cut of your hair is better, and you are p)rettier, oh, far prettier thlan "pa. 'But, young~ man, the old grentieman gets the big gest salary, and Is homnely; scratnbling sig nature on the business end of a chleck will drain more money out of a bank in five ninuites tIhan you could get out with a ream of paper and a copper-plate signature In six months. Young men are useful, and they are ornambntal, and we all love them, and we couldn't engineer a picnic successfully without them. But they are no novelty. Theiy have been hero before Every gen 'Iration has had( a full supply of theom,.and will hlave to the end of tIme, and eacht crop will think themselves quite ahead of the last, and will lIve to bo called old fogies by their sons. Go ahead. Have your day. Your sons will, by and by, pity you for your old, odd ways. Don't be afraid your merit wIll not be discovered. People all over the world are hunting for you, and if youi are worth finding, they will fhnid you. A dIamond is not so easily found as a quarts pebble, but people search for it all the mere intently. --The seh'ool attondance l4apan is pov thir&p"ei iIlf* NEWS IN 3RIEIr. -''le )omilauo,, on t;nuada Is in debt to the aoun 1tof $100,000,000. . -A full-blooded Seneca Indian lt a 1ireman oil the Erie Railroad. -Several chief's have revoltod agauiist K1:ig John of Abyssinia. -Spelling reform pays. Josh BIl llugs has made $100,000 by his writing. --I'rovlions and tallow to the value of $9.4I9,0J0 were exported lit January. -Five thousand eight hiundrp d in migrants landed at New York in Jan uttry. -The debt of Cleveland, 0., Is $85, 918,000. $093,000 were paid on the de.,t last yt ar. -There are nad yearly in Reading and lerk+ counties, Pa., over 0,000,000 woolen hats. -On his farm at 13eauvolr, Jefferson D.tvis is preparing for a big cotton crop iUXt season. -The amount of United States our rency outstadling at the presdnt tine is $301,708.591.41. --It is said there are 40,000,000 acres ol publie lands in the atate of Califor nila yet uasurveyed. -MissIssippi has decided to have an en tomologiet. The ,tato loses $0,000, 000 a year by worms. --A compainy with a capital'of $250,. OCO h:as'beua formed to wurk the petro leui springs in Uermnany. -Spain pays her miniSters plenipo teutiary $00,000 a year and her favorite bull-lightct $30.000 a year. -The flfteen ear manufacturing es tablisnhments In this country turned out 37,850 cars in eleven months. -'''e Marquis do Talleyrand Perl gord, a relative of .he famous Talley rand, is visiting Washington. -Tne total value of exports of pe truleum and putrufeumn proluets for December 1879 were $3,039,000. -During the year 1871) three new telegraphic llues were opened for ser vice by the Governnent of Persia. -The total receipts of lumber at Chi cago during 1879 were 1,407,720,030 feet, an lucreisu for the year of 25 per cent. -During 18;9 more railroad acoel dents occurred in the transportation of coal thilt of any other kind of freight. --It is estimated that the inereasel cost of railroad building as present as compared with a 3ear1 ago Is $3,000 per uile. --in the United States navy there are but forty-eight vessels of' all sizes and cl:ssifluatio,ns that are able to Aire a gun. -- The habeas Corpus-the people's writ of right, passed for the security of individual right--was made a law May 27, 1870. --'-he State of Mississippi Is about to establitlsh a college for young women. ''he State University now has 877 stu deuatu, and Is prospering. -The new Cathedral at Edinburgh. built by thu Misses Walker, is the largest Protestant Eplscopal church ereeted since the refornatlti. . --The revenue from New York ca nals in '7) was $07.398 less than i '08. 'Tlhis Is ascribed to tue late opening last spring. 'T'his year ought to compensate. --Conneetleut has a scho91 fund of $:,019,650, of which about tlhree-quar-._ ert's are invested conservatliely In mortgages on property within the state. -At the end of the present fiscal year the conmsslon'or ot' pensionsestimates that, there will be 259,000 applications for pensions pending and unacyl upon. -'lhe treasury 'of' the State of North Caroliina htas funded between $6,003,000. and $0,000,00J of old bonds in uew lour - per' cents., bearing interest fromnJly 1880.Ju, -Capt. Rt. F. TBurten is now in Egypt, andl is ubout to proceed, wyith a-auryey lug party, to the gold mines which lhe diauovereul near' the shores of the Gulf of Akaba. --There are ninety-flye lakes in Iowa covering an area of 01,' 00 a'ees.Should these lakes dry up, as some of them are doing, the land will belong tpo,tbe Gov -The trotter Rolla Golddust, valued in his primneat $:20,0t)0, was sold (it Eden farm at anetIon f or $190.3 He is"old and eripled, and1( is valued chiiefly for what lhe has done. -The St. Gothart tunnel twqs comn p)letedl in less than seven years-4that Is, half the tIme consumed in pierding,the Mon t Cen is, wvhieh it exceeds in length by 2,'700 metres. . ' e --The gross earnings of the Northern Pacii railroad for the year 1679 are rep,ortedl to the railroad commissioner at $1,381,031, upon which the t'ax paid the Suite Is $27,081. -Fou:r thousand fig-trees, Imported from' Europo, ':AslWandl .africa, were planted.on Frairnie 11111. near Pensa cola, Fla., last a'utumn. A4teighbor lug fig orchard contains 3,?00 -There are ,about 29a,0000n lndans of all tribes. Of' these 40,' 0 cainlead and write, 30,000 are members of ohurcbes, and there are abount 2590000 acres of land cultivated by tj.e duffer.t tribes. -The Belgian Queen dgea fondly cherishes the enemory of hoe qy soin, thu Duke of Brabant, whao'd~ In Jan uary, 1869, that she hits neIVer since permItted any Court festivitIes to be fiold (during that month. -Lyons. Fra nce, is about to~ erect a statue to Jacquard, the lan 'r of the well-known loom that bearsahis name. lie was born In 1752, andr diedan 1884. Lyons had the first use .qft his loom, wfifch, It. may. be re mbrdwa publicly burnt.' mm,rd a -lThe life of the late Ma'4ins of An glesey was insured ti various corn panios for an aggregate amodnt of not less than ?2'50,000. The .present Mar quis will come. ato a magfilflen t and ' unencumbered p roperty., M[ba an In come of ?100,000 a'ydar. -An enterprising An rq~ihpjded seine whoelbarrows t~ o jJanei ro, aned the nativos'AILjd 'td l~mIi steOnes and carrIed then'6h their d / 'ihey said it wad a ebjiltal 'OQht e,id' wondered how tIy,t e0t along so many y~a wy -Joseph E.''elp PtI delphia mnercht'I amounting hIn all to Pennsylvania Acoadeas ~n free t9 the bl j every exhi Il E~ Whe incomnWeb i~b d a 10g art.