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itiiiiii KV-aUjmwW.fcA Vlf M H iJJ'Jt 4r?u4 0 .id .i'i JU ! 1 I ' : 1 II THE HOME JOURNAL. ,4 fi VOLUME XIX. WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1880. NUMBER 15. W TOPICS OF THE DAY. The British census will be taken next year. , ' The wheat crop of California amountH to 3,000,000 acres. The amount of leaf tobacco in stock at Richmond, Va., is very small. Ohio lawyers will organize a Htate .Association at Cleveland July 8. Lord Beacomhfild !b living with Mr. Alfred Rothschild, in London. From Havana we are beginning to hear again of the killing of " insur gents. Missouri stands third as a corn-pro ducing State and eighth as a producer ef wheat. The Cincinnati Commercial thinks Col. Ingersoll deals in theological oleo margarine. The Senate has passed the bill to pen sion the surviving soldiers of the war with Mexico. Bradlaugh, the English M. P., looks very much like Bob Ingersoll. Talks like him, too. Senator Garfield has just built a new house at Mentor, Ohio, after plans by Mrs. Garfield. How we apples swim. The Cana Jinns threaten us with war on account of the fisheries question. It is but just to Mr. Vennor to say that he stands a fair show to supercede the Signal Service. Edibon has at length dropped out of sight. He can afford to. His income is over f f6,000 per year. A Nevada paper promises to support the party that will adopt the ten com mandments as a platform. No, dear, Cleopatra's needle is of no use for practical purposes. It hasn't got a single eye in its head. The reports from the Indian country regarding the official conduct of Gen. Hatch seem to be conflicting. The New Orleans Timet says it is called a natural death in Georgia when a man dies from a gunshot wound. There have been constructed thus far this season 1,502 miles of railroad, against 570 for 1871) at the same date. The English Government propose to make another appropriation for the re lief of the Irish people. It is certainly time. The Marshfield tornado Trot. Tice believes to have been a storm of elec tricity, and entirely independent of wind. A daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is engaged to be married to Hon. Andrew D. White, minister to Germany. The Indians have commenced exter minating the whites in New Mexico, but there will be few Indians left to tell the story. Mr P. Ruoglks, the inventor of presses for printing in raised letters for the blind, died a few days since at Lis bon, N. H.. Sixty-three thousand people are in Russian prisons. Those who are out of prison are beginning to regard them selves as mighty exclusive. " George Eliot" and her husband, John W. Cross, are traveling in Italy and Tyrol. They will return to England in Angustand live at Chclses. An interesting surveyor of the Cabul massacre has arrived in London, namely, Cavagnari's pup dog, which was found by the English on entering Cabul. Pittbburg ChrnnieU: An exchange thinks fifty thousand dollars none too much to give a President a year. That depends. We have had some who were not worth it. Undertakers are to hold a State Convention at Utica, N. Y., next month, chiefly for the purpose of devis ing ways of protecting themselves against debtors. Mibb Emily Faithful, editor of the Victoria I'ret; will visit America in Oc tober in order to deliver here her lec tare on " Social fhams and Modern Ex travagances." Another good man has gone wrong. Bob Burdette, the far-famed humorist, has deserted his Western constituency, given up his home in Burlington, Iowa, and strayed down to Massachusetts to live. Among the pai l bills and other docu ments received by a St. Louis man from bis fifteen-year-old daughter, who was way at school, was a marriage certifi eate. This wa his first news of her nuptials . Theh is little fe r of a famine in this country. Oqt . along the line of the Northern Pacific, where last year the yield was (500,000 bushels of wheat, the promise now is a yield of 10,000,000 bushels. A chivalrous young man in Norfolk, Va., knocked a young girl down with a brickbat, and broke several of her left ribs, because she wouldn't muary him. He was determined to get to her heart some way. Judge Hilton's country seat at Sar atoga will be the finest in the land. Over one hundred men are at work im proving the grounds, which will be laid out as a park to which the puhlic will have access. The number of red men in Florida has been reduced to two hundred and ninety-five, and, as they are all good Indians, it is probable that the tribe will soon be extinct, as good Indians always die young. Mr. James Parton'b " Voitaire," upon which he has been engaged more or less, for twenty years, giving his whole time to it since 1877, will be finished in August, and may be expected from the press about next Christmas. The Danbury Aisiwsays: "Mr. Ven nor is obliged to wear his double breasted coat single breasted, and expects that he may have to put a piece in the back. In other words, he is assuming a cor pulency in the abdominal regions. Since the Czar has been stricken by the death of the Empress he will, at least for a short time, be more lenient towards his subjects. The fact that the Empress died in an uncouscious condi tion has had a sad effect upon him. Col. Blanton Duncan has sued the Louisville Courier-Journal for $25,000 dumages for alleged libel in falsely inti mating that he was a participant in and abettor of tho riot and murder in Louisville on tbe first Monday in August, 1855. It is significant of depression in Eng land that the marriage-rate was lower in the last quarter of 1879 than in any since the civil registration was estab lished in 1837. The birth rate was lower thun in 1850, and the death-rate, too, below the average. An item has been freely circulated that all trade dollars dated 1880 arc counterfeit, as the Government has not coined any this year. An exchange pronounces this to be an error, as the Philadelphia Mint still continues to coin and issue trade dollars. Ar-kan-haw is vulgar you must pronounce it Ar-kan-sas. The eclectic and historical societies have had the question of pronunciation under advise ment, and have reported in favor of ac centing the middle syllable. This throws the "Ar-kan-saw Traveler" out of court. Tt is now clearlv demonstrated that fresh meat can be transported through the tropics and to any distance without iniurv or waste. This irives Austra'ia and southern countries access to tho English markets with beef and motion, as wen as with the products of grain and wool. The Philadelphia Record says the drought has played havoc with the wheat cron in Western Kansas. Along the line of the Union Pacific Railroad the destruction is so ereat that charita ble contributions of bread and wheat have been sent thither to prevent starvation. It may be so, still the starvation part must be s mething of an exaggeration. Says the Memphis Avalanche: Dur ing the epidemic ol iniv :ne members of the State Board of Health Irew fh a salaries with commendable punctuality. That was all. The Na tinnnl Hoard of Health performed the labor, and also paid the State Board salaries. The State Boards are, of course, in favor of the c ntinuanoc of this nice little arrangement, indefin itely. A New York City paper sums up the characteristics of Cincinnati as fol lows: "There are three things in Cin cinnati, pork, beer and music, and the people make four. During tne greater part of the revolving year the iieople divide their attention judiciously be tween the three objects of interest with in their reach. They give their days to pork and beer and their nights to pork and music." The bicycle fever spreads. A three- weeks' excursion is now announced the riders propose to " wheel it " among the valleys in the mountainous parts of Maine and New Hampshire, accom panied by a cavalcade. It would be an interesting experiment to test the re lative speed of horses and bicycles, if a stretch of ground level enough for the purpose can be found in tbe rugged region selected for the ride. Rhode Island has the following statute: " All marriages between white persons and negroes shall be absolutely null and void; and the persons joining them in marriage shall be subject to a penally of $200." Samuel D. Dorrell, a full-blooded negro, was lately married at Providence to Ellen Carrington, a white girl. The Rev. George H. Smith, who performed the ceremony, is to be prosecuted, in order to test the law. SOUTHERN NEWS. Fifteen new business houses ore under contract in Troy, Ala. Tub turpentine business in Taylor County, Ga., is flourishing. Two lndiea wore appointed postmas ters in Virginia towns bust week. It is an indictable crime to kill a tur key blizzard or (virion crow in Tennessee, Several lots of tobacco were sold re cently in Oxford, N. C, at $1.50 per pound. Comtmbcs claims to be the home ol more fine horses than any other city in Georgia. Tho Texas farmers are generally very far behind the times in tho use of labor, s iving machinery. The farmers of many counties in Geor gia have planted cotton more largely this year than ever before. A man on the Peninsula Railroad, in Florida, gathered ten thousand gixid oranges from one tree last fall. The competition in the ice business in Charlotte, N. C, has reduced the price to three-quarters of a cent. Twentv-thrrf. new post routes are es tablished in Mississippi by an act of Con gress approved on the 3d inst. Gold is found in fifty-six counties in Georgia, copper in thirteen, and silver in three, iron in fifty-three and diamonds in twenty-six. Planting flax for tho production of linseed oil and lint is proposed to bo tried near San Antonio, Texas, where flax grows wild. The Mississippi mills at Wesson have their 400 looms running eleven orders ahead for the full capacity of tho mills for the noxt three months. Noutii Carolina is taking an active interest in fish culture. All tho leading streams in tho State are now being stocked with the best varieties of fish. All the saw-mills along the South and North Alabama Railroad are kept buy supplying orders for lumber. Large quantities of the lumber are, shipped to Northern markets. Tobacco from Western North Carolina is scarcely ever injured by the horn worm. This crop bus been grown there but a few years, and the worms have not yet learned to claim it. Puck quotes a colored philosopher as saying, " twenty years ago niggers was wuf a thousand dollars a piece. Now dey would bodoah at two dollars a dozen, It's 'stotiishing how do race am runin' down." Tub raising of Angora goats in West ern Texas is increasing, and is alleged to bea profitable business. It is said that the meat is much better than mutton, and each goat yields about two pounds of hair annually. In tho Eastern market it is now worth 55 cents per pound. At Clarksvillo, Texas, a farmer named Canterbury has been held to answer the charge of swindling. He mado cotton bales with one hundred pounds of cotton and tho balance cotton seed. Tho bales weighed so much that a cotton buyer, suspecting foul play, bored into a bale and struck the seed. The Ocean Steamship Company, of Savannah, paid 87,000 cash for a city tract on the water front, the terms of the sale being " that tho party purchasing said property shall erect thereon a grain elevator with tho capacity for at least 100,000 bushels of grain, within twelve months from the date of said sale. While a number of ladies were sitting in tho piazza of a residence in Mt. Pleas ant, S. C, a mad dog rushed into the group and snapped several times at them, catching the dress of one of the ladies in its mouth. Fortunately, the ladies were able to make their escape, and tho dog finally butted its head against tho building until it was iiisensi ble. One ol the prodigies brought into no tice by the Ex pop it ion at Nashville is a boy only five years old who is able to read promiscuously in books and newspapers, never st ipping to spell a word, empha sizes well andenunciating slowly and dis tinctly, like a well-educated man. His name is W. C. L. Wetmore, and his home Wilson County. In Edgefield County, S. C, Thomas M. Bleose was shot and instantly killed by Gnrduer, his son-in-law. It is reported that bad feeling existed between the men on account of Gardner's marriage with Blease's daughter, and that Blease had made charges against Gardner of a deli cate nature, and, threatening to kill him, had sought him for that purpose. Gard ner lioing apprised of bis father-in-law's intention, killed him upon meeting him. John Btrnsidk is the most extensive sugar-planter in Louisiana. Ho owns and ois-rates eight plantations located in the parishes of Ascension and St. James. On those fine rotates, over an area in ex cess of six square miles, the migur cane now waves in tho breeze. The statistic, of his last year's oticrations are as fol lows: Acres of cane ground, 3,287; pounds of sugar produced, 6,084,000; barrels of molasses produced, 7, 290. L. J. McCormick, a native of Rook bridgo County, Va., but now a wealthy Cliicugoan, some time ago presented the University of Virginia with a telescope costing $50,000, which is the largest in the world Willinm H. Vanderbilt has since donated $25,000 to the University for the purpose of building an observa tory, and the officers of the institution are endeavoring, with good prospects il bucccbs, to raise an additional $50,000 to bo applied to the building. While an old man by the namo of Jas. A. Jones was taking care of a bull belonging to Dr. Washburn, in Jasper County, Mo., the animal becamo infuri ated and charged upon him with tho fury of a wild beast. He gored him iu the abdomen, letting bis intestines fall out, and ripped open his thigh almost to the bone. After being thus mangled, the old man bitched tho terrible brute to his place in the barn, and then walked to the house, but died the next day. Probably the most beautiful woman ever involuntarily within the walls of tho Virginia Penitentiary is a young girl of about twenty-two, who wns sent there about six months ago from one of tho southwestern counties, where she was convicted of horse-stealing. She not only possesses personal attractions, but is quite intelligent, and her manners are quite pleasing. The fair convict might readily bo taken for a city belle, if she had her liberty, instead of an inmate of a cell, charged with tho nnromantie and unwomanly crimo of horse-stealing. The New Orleans Picayune says of Louisiana's cotton king: Tho agricul tural operations of Col. Edward Rich ardson are on a scale unequalod any where in the United States, and probably in the whole world. Scores of vast cot ton plantations, the management of any one of which requires superior skill and experience, scattered through Louisiana and Mississippi, are successfully handled by this able man. His landed posscsj sions rival those of tho proudest estates of tho English nobility both in area and value, and many of tho German Princes have fewer subjects than he has employes on his pay-roll. TnK colored societies of Richmond, Va., united in holding a grand picnic tho other day, resulting in tbe following con glomeration: King Solomon Lodge, Lone Star, Ebenezer, G. M. Council, Ruth Degree, Friendship Helping, Hero ines of Jericho, Loving Hons of the Vine yard, Rising Israolites, United Sons of Love, Infant Sons of the Cross, Inde pendent Messiah, Reform Sons of Lib city, Supporters of the Vineyard, Christian Sons of Peace, Richmond Cu detw, Young Lambs, Morning Pilgrims, Old Sons of Zion, Radical Drug, All Nights, Golden Harp, First Star of Jacob, Kingdom of Wealth and Golden Chariot, Richmond wns still in vxistance when last beard from. Torms of Salutation. Of the many forms of salutation, tho custom of shaking hands is tho most common among civilized nations. It un doubtedly comes from remote barbarism, when two men meeting gave each other their weapon hands, as a security against treachery or sudden attack. On tho Eurojiean continent it is usual for men who are intimate friends to kiss one an other, but this custom prevails only among ladies in this country and Groat Britain. In the greater portion of Ger many it is an act of politenesss to kiss the hand of a lady ; but this privilege is allowed in Italy only to near relatives, while in Russia it is confined to kissing the forehead. In the East and among tho Selavio nations the character of salu tations is quite different. The custom of throwing one's self upon tho ground and kissing the feet of tiie monarch prevails among the Persians. In China an in ferior upon horseback meeting a superior dismounts and waits till tho latter has passed In Japan the inferior removes his sandals when meeting his superior, crosses his hands by placing his right hand in the loft sleeve, and with a slow rocking motion of bis body cries out, "Augh ! Augh I" (Do not hurt mo. ) In Siam the inferior throws himself upon the ground before his superior, the latter sends forward one of his slaves to see whether the former has been eating any thing, or carries with bim any smell nt all offensive. If he does he is immediately kicked out without ceremony, but if not the attendant raises him up. In Ceylon the inferior on meeting a superior throws himself upon the ground, repeating the name and dignity of the latter, which ap pears to take little notice of the prostrate form as he passes it. Among some tribes of tho American Indian the custom is to salute by robbing noses together. This custom Is also common in tho Friendly and Society islands, where it is returned by each taking the hand of the other and rubbing it upon his own nose and mouth. The Moors of Morocco rido at full speed toward a stranger, as if they intended to run him down, and, on arriving near, suddenly stop and fire a pistol over his head. In the Pelew Islands the inhabit ants grasp either tho hand or foot of the one they wish to salute, and rub their face against it. The Arabians shake hands six or eight times, but, if persons of distinction, they embrace and kiss several times, also kissing their own hand Yemen persous of rank permit their fingers to be kissed, after a long refusal. In Turkey it is the custom to place the hands upon tho breast, and bow to the person saluted. They nro perhaps the most affectionate in Uurmah ; fancy the following : A gentleman moots a lady or another gentleman and applies his mouth and nose closely to their cheek and draws in the breath strongly, as if smelling a delightful perfume with lxth mouth and nose. Hence, instead of sav ing "Give me a kiss," a Burmahan would say, "Give me a smell." Chicago Inter Ocean. "And -David died in a good old egg," read a little boy to his granny the other day from the Bible. "Stop, stop, Johnnio; yer surely wrang there,'' said granny. "Sjell the word oot." "A-ge egg," spelled the biy. "Aye, aye, na; yer richt client h, lohnnie, but dud, that's curioii?. Dauvit maun hae been unco we boukit in his auld age. Gang on wi' yer ceadin', Johnnie." A New Hnt and on Old Cheese. Probably the meanest trick that was over played on a white man was played last week in this city, and the fact that there is no vigilance committee hero is the only reason tho perpetrators of tho trick are alive. A business man li ad just purchased a now stiff hat and he went into a saloon with half a dozen friends to fit tho hat on his head. . They all took beer and passed the hat around so all could see it. One of the meanest men that over held a country office wont to the bar-tender and hod a thin slice of Lim burger cheese cut off, and when the party were looking at the frescoed ceiling through the beer glasses this wicked per son slipped the cheese under the sweut loathor of the hat, and the man put it on and walked out The man who owned the hat is one of your nervous people who is always complaining of being sick and who fools as though some dreadful dis ease was going to take possession of him and carry him off. He went back to his place of business, took off his hat, and laid it on the table and proceeded to an swer some letters. He thought he de tected a smell, and when his partner asked him if he didn't feel sick he said he believed he did. The man turned pale and said he guessed he would go home. He met a man on the sidewalk who said the air was full of miasma, and in the street car a man who sat next to him moved away to one end of tho car, and asked him if he bad just come from Chicago. The man with the hat said he had not, when tho stranger said they wero having a great deal of Ninall-pox there, and ho guessed ho would get out and walk, and ho pulled the bell and jumped off. Tho cold prespiration broke out on the forehead of the man with tho new hat, and he took it off to wipe his forehead when the whole piece of cheese seemed to roll out and breathe, and tho man got tho full benefit of it, and ho came near fainting away. He got home, and his wife met him and asked him what was tho matter. Ho said he be lieved mortification had set in. and she took one whiff as he took off his hat, and said she should think it had. " Where did you get into it? said she. "Get into it?" said the man, "I have not got into anything, but some deadly disease bus got hold of me, and I shall not live." She told him if any disease thatsmelled like that had got hold of him and wasgoing to bo chronic, she felt as though ho would bo a burthen to himself if he lived very long. She got his clothes off, soaked bis foot in mustard water, and he slept. The man slept and dreamed that a siuall-)Mix flag was hung in front of his house and that he was riding iu a wagon to tho pest house. The wife sent for a doctor, and when the man of pills arrived she told him all about the case. Tho doctor picked up the patient's now hat, tried it on and got u sniff, lie said tho list wus picked before it was ripe. Tbe doctor and the wife held n pout mortem exam ination of the bat, and found a slice of Liniburger. "Few and short wero th prayers they said." They woke the pa tient, and to prepare bis mind for tint revelation that was about to bo made, tint den-tor asked him if his worldly affairs were in" a satisfactory condition. Hu gasped and said they were. Tho doctor asked him if he had made his will. He said he had not, hut that ho wanted a lawyer sent for at once. Tho doctor asked him if he felt as thought he was prepared to shuffle off. The man said he had always tried to load a different life, and hnd tried to bo done bv tho same as ho would do it to himself, but bo might have made a misdeal some way, and he would like to have a minister sunt for tc take an account of stock. Then the doctor brought to tho bodsido the hat. opened up tho sweat-leather and showed the, dying man what it was that smelled so, mid told him he was as well as any man in the city. Tho patient pinched himself to see if ho was alive and jumped out of bed ami called for bis re volver, and the doctor eouldn t, Keep up with him on the way down town. The last we saw of the odoriferous citizen ho was trying fo bribe the bar-tender to tell him which one of those pelicans it was that put that slico of cheese in his hat lining. An Idiotic Amusement of Idleness. There is an extraordinary form of calli graphic mania of which the chief symp tom is a desire to compress into the smallest possible space the greatest num ber of words. At the exhibition opened at Dusseldorf a few days ago, a gentle man showed a postal card upon which is written by hand the wholo of tho first throo books of the "Odyssey," while tho remaining spneo, such as it is, is filled with n transcript of a long debate which recently took place in tho German Par liament, the wholo containing 33,000 words. Feats of the same kind have often, however, been achieved before, and none, perhaps, is more remarkable than that "rare piece of work brought to pass by rotor Bales, an Englishman, in the reigli of Elizabeth, namely, the wholo Bible written in a volume contain ing as many leaves as a full-sized edition, but fitting into a walnut." Pictures, of which all the lines and shading are mado up of minute handwriting, are not un common in the museums of the curious, and in St. John's College, Oxford, is preserved a iiortruit of Charles I., in which the engraver's linos, as they seem to be, are really microscopic calligraphy, the face alonocontaiuing all the Book of Psalms, with the Creeds and some forms of prayer liesido. How old this species of " curious idleness " may 1 it is bard to say, but at any rate we know that the ancients wore as subject to the mania as tho moderns, for Pliny records that Cicero possessed a Homer, tho "Iliad" only, that shut np into a hazel nut; and other writers of antiquity record such wonder ful but preposterous exploits as the in scribing with the nuked eye a hexameter line of Greek upon the surface ol a sin gle grain of millet. The strict Church of England party regard Queen Victoria as a very bad chnrehwoman. She has built a castlo in Scotland and occupied her Palace at Holvrood. but the leautiful chapel there is as roofless as on tho day she first saw it. Again, when she first went to Bal moral, it was noticed that she took a great suite, including even her French male hair-dresser, but not her domestic chaplain,' A Dietetic Core for Diabetes. All starchy food must lie wholly avoided Oysters and clams may bo eaten raw or cooked without flour. All soups in which there is no flour, rice, vormieilli, or any of the prohibited vege tables. Fish of all kinds, and meat of all kinds except liver. Beef and mutton are the Iwst, but tripe, ham, tongue, bacon and sausages, are safe for tlioso who like them. Poultry and game of all kinds, but no sweet jollies or sauces with thorn. Salads, including lettuce, cucumbers, water cresses, and cabbage. Celery, asparagus and tomatoes are rather to be avoided. Potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, pars nips, peos, beans and rice are absolutely prohibited, and must in no case be touched. Cauliflower, spinach, cabbage and string beans are recommended. Sour apples, cut in quarters, dipped in beaten eggs, rolled in cooked gluten, and fried in very hot fat, make a good substitute for potntoes. All kinds of tart fruits, especially peaches and strawberries with cream, but no sugar, may be freely eaten. Milk in moderation, cream, butter, buttermilk, and all kinds of fresh cheese, especially Nouchatol, are to be eaten. Positively no sweet cuko, no broad from ordinary flour, and nothing thut contains sugar or starch. The gluten flour from which starch is wholly ex cluded, may be purchased for twenty five cents a pound, and from it bread, rolls, pancakes, fritters, mushes and pud dings (without sugar ormolasses) may bo made and freely eaten. No pastry should lie touched unless mado from the gluten flour. Nuts are allowed, and in any quantity or shape are highly recommended. Coffee and cocoa with cream (glycer ine if liked, but no sugar), may bo drank in moderation. Tea is not desir able. No spirits or malt liquors, nor sweet wines; all the sour wines, claret, Bur gundy, Rhine wines, etc., may be taken, and the claret is especially recommended for every dinner. Eat slowly, drink chiefly at tho close of tho meal, and not much between meals; take cold or tepid baths in the morning, and exercise afterward, and stick to tho diet tho year round. Wo know a lady who was suffering from diubctes, with an intolerable thirst, night and day, that nothing would allevi ate. She hull an interview, over a year since, with Mr. C. C. Waito, of the Windsor Hotel, who himself adopted this regiment after consulting the best physician in Europe, and she followed his example. Her disease was at once arrested, her thirst wholly relieved, and she enjoys very comfortable health, which fully pays for the self-denial at the table. Jfeio Yurk Couricr-Jnurnal. The Dignity of Housekeeping. Where is thero any station higher than tho ordering of tho house? While the husband has to vex himself with out ward mutters, while bo has wealth to gather and secure, while perhaps ho takes part in the administration of the State, and everywhere depends on cir cumstances; ruling nothing, I may say, while ho conceives that bo is ruling much; compelled to be but politic whom ho would willingly be reasonable, to dis semble where ho would be open, to bo fidso whore bo would bo upright; while thus, for the sako of an object which ho never roaches, ho must every moment sacrifice tho first of object, harmony with himself a reasonable housewife is actually governing in tho interior of her family; has the comfort and activity of every person in ft, to provide for, and make possible. What is tho highest happiness of mortals, if not to execute what we consider right and good, to be really masters of the moans conducive to our aims? And where should or can our nearest aims bo but in tho interior of our homos? All those indispensable and still to-be-renewed supplies, where do we oxicct,' do we require to find them, if not in the place whore we rise and whore wo go to sleep, whore kietehen and cellar, and every species of accommodation for ourselves and ours is to be always ready? What unvarying activity is needed to conduct this constantly recurring scries ii unbroken living order! How few are th men to whom it is given to return regu larly like a star, to command their da, as they command their night; to font, for themselves their household instru ments, to sow and to reap, to gain and to expend, and to travel around their circle with perpetual success and peace and love! It is when a woman has at tained this inward mastery, that she truly makes the husband whom she loves a master; her attention will require all sorts of knowledge; her activity will turn them all to profit. Thus is slio do- wndont upon no one; and she procures lor husband genuine independence, that which is interior and domestic; whatever he possesses, he beholds secured; what ho earns, well employed; and thus he can direct his mind to lofty objects anil, if fortune favors, ho may, oot iu the State tho same character which so well be comes his wife at home. OiirAhr't Wit helm Miiatcr. Investigating Earthquake. The work of the Swiss Earthquake Commission will be watched with u.uch interest just now on account of the great number of earthquakes, some very estructive, that have disturbed differ ent parts of the earth within the last few months. The Commission have dis tricted Switzerland for the purposes of observation, and each district has a chief observer assigned to it, whose busi ness it is to make the inhabitants serve as his assistants by distributing among them a pamphlet describing the phe nomena of earthquakes and the best means of observing them, and blank forms containing a series of questions, carefully prepared and intended to form a skeleton history of every earthquake that is observed. Instruments for meas uring the force, direction, duration and so on. of all earthquake shocks, are to be placed in the hands of skilled ob servers at certain stations. "Twenty years ago," nays a colored philosopher, " niggers was wof a thou sand dollars apiece. Now dey would be deah at two dollars a dozen. It' Vtonishin' how de race am runnin down." . FANSIXU SMILES. The speculator may sbapo his course by tho rise in cotton. Tho cotton will help tho shape. Pathick on tho zebra: "Phat kind of a baste is that the mule wid his ribs on tho outside of his shkin entoirly?" Philadelphia clergymen state that tho commandment against swearing was gotten up before croquet was invented, A wife should preserve tlie honor of her husband's name, for frequently that is all ho has ever given her worth mentioning. There aro more watches worn in the United States than in any other country. Of course tho people have a better time. " Dity stares me in the face," said the deacon, when tho custom-house officers caught bim smuggling a dozen pairs of gloves. Principal, drawing out his watch to an unpunctuul clerk: "Mr. Johnson, it is already half-past nine." Clerk, draw ing out his watch and looking at it: " Agrees, precisely, sir." A couple of soldiers of the Salvation Army approached a Philadelphia broker recently and asked: "How is it with you my friend?" "I am short on Read ing," replied the broker. A Vermont couplo put off applying for a divorce one term of court, so that they could profit by their tin wedding. And yet they toll us tho people of this country are needlessly extravagant and unthrifty. He was informed that a lady hnd called to see him in lus absence. "A lady," ho mused aloud, "a lady." Upon an accurate description he. suddenly brightened up and added, "Oh, dot vas no lady; dot vas my vifc." Sthakiiit whore nhr ulinyol, with Mrlile healicda, Sad niKhed he on the noil ami aid " Say, "( I i.ijli anil due yon an" Slip. hud no heed, lint hid her heiid--Maud'a lilood the mul ol meeil niiidc m:id, NuruiiNwcr knew alie nnw htit " No." I1WI Wlnlmnn A 'nAiioAiN. (Scene, n country inn ( Tourist "Confound it, woman; there's a chick iu this egg." Landlady - " Well, sir, you are a lucky one ! In a few weeks I could have bad half a cim.hi for Hint, fowl, and 'era you get it for twopence.' And still be was not satisfied. A damsbl from over tho river was look ing over Bomo books in a tjuincy book store, endeavoring to maku a selection, when the clerk asked, " How would you like tho Autocrat of tho ihvaktast Table?" She replied: " Oh, we've got, two of 'cm now, one of 'em just as good as new only been washed twice." " Jonks propounded the following the " other evening, after sipping of his alleged tea; "Why is this drink liko milk?'' Of course nobody could guess, and after ho had divulged by saying it was a lack teal fluid, nobody dared to smile. They knew that the landlady's eyes wero upon them. A HUCCKSSioN of direful shrieks is heard on the first floor. Fond mother " What is the matter with Billy!" Colored ser vant "Please, mam, ho is cryiu' about do jowberrics." "Ho can't have any more, lie has had four saucerfuls al ready." "Dom is do hurry ones ho i3 whoopin' about. Ho's all swolled up." Tub Detroit Free J'rcnn bus inter viewed a Boston ico cart driver, who says that ' tho size of tho lump left at at the kitchen door depends considera bly on the good or bad looks of the cook." This argument ought to convince a man's wife of tho desirability of keeping a good-looking cook, but it won't. A capital anecdote is told of a little fellow, who in turning over tho leaves of a sorap.hook came across tho well-known picture of sonio chickens just out of tliei" shells. My companion examined tho picture carefully, and then with a grave, sagacious look at me, slowly remarked, "They came out 'cos they was afraid of being boiled." A ntiTDKNT lover sings: Thetlirunh in the thic ket la Kinging, The lark ia nliromi on the lea, And over the nrilen gitte awiuglng A maiden ia waiting fur me. She will nail llll file's wrnry, I'm thinking Though eager I am fur thelryNt; She will wait nil the bright alar nre blinking Alidalgh lor lh ktMeaiilimuisa'd. For her father la watchful and wary, A rerjr lll-teinp"reil old ehnrl, And I'm not the aort of canary To he kicked (or the lovool a girl. The following from Forney's Prntjreii is equal to anything in tho vrc.me tin la chronirptfK of the French: "What is happiness? " asked a man of a woman. "To bo tho best loved of Bome one," sho answered promptly. "To assure it I must add also to lovo that one best." " Oh, I was talking of the possiblo," said ho. The conversation closed. Flowers. Who would wish to live without flow ers? Where would tho set fly for im ages of beauty if they were to jx'rish? Are they not tho emblems of loveliness and innocence the living tyios of all that is pleasing and graceful? We com pare young lips to the rose, and tho white brow of the lily; the winning evo gathers its glow from tho violet; tho sweet voice is like a breeze kissing its way through flowers. Wo hung delicate blossoms on the ringlets of tho bride, and strew her path with fragrant ls lls as she leaves the church. We place them around the face of tho dead, and they become symbols of our affections. Thov come upon us in spring liko the recol lection of a dream, which hovers ulxmt us in sleep, people with shadowy Ih'iui tiea and purple delights, fancy broidered. Sweet flowers that bring liefore our ryes scenes of childhood faces rcmemliorod in youth the mossy bunk by tho way side whore we so often sat for many hours drinking in tho lieuuty of the primrose with our eyes the sheltered glen, darkly green, rilled with the yer fume of violets, thnt, in their intense, blue, shone like another sky spread on the earth the laughter of merry voices, the sweet song of the maiden, the down cast eyes, the spreading blush, the kis ashamed at its own sound aro all brought back to memory by a flower. A party of tramps broke into a euro fectioner's residence in Dubuque, Iowa, a few nights ago, kindled a lire in the range, cooked what there was to eat, hud a hearty anpper, and departed before daybreak, without disturbing any mem- ber of the family and - without stealing . anything except a pair of ahoea, . , f M . i trrl it u , M m m !i i. i m : .1 m 1 t: urn si.