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HOME JOUR NAL VOLUME XXII. NEWS GLEANINGS. T.wr.nr.w, S. C, is to lmve n cotton teed oil mill. Trsc.ti oosa, A will coon have n cotton will oil mill in operation. I'lobipa lifs built 233 miles of rail' rund during (he ((act yon r. goMi: 40,000 h 1; iivnun arc to bo dis- tiibuliil in ICciucky. KSOXVU.I.K, Tenn., wiil probably sell 10,1)00 barrels of coal oil this year, A wIiNkey bar f'r Texan in I t-ing n adc in Cinciwinti which is to cut 110.000. I'ike lamia in Putnam county, Fin., worth ?8 an acic two yews ago, are now selling for ?:!'. TriBRK arc now 101 cotton factories in oKrntbn or in courtc of erection in the Kiilhern ft;itcs. It in estimated Hint there arc twelve bumlrcd towns west of the MisKisttii;i rlrcr, without churches or preaching of ny kind. Tin: dwrca-e i f the public debt for Apiil. 2,R"7, lOi'.r,:., is the lowest figure that 'ins been reported for years. Tiiw.n are 'iOO deaf mutes in Missis ripi i, Hi malea and 28-1 females ; 318 ire white and 288 colored. All are natives of the State except two. Tin; Jefferson monument was taken fn.ni Charlottesville to Monticello last week. It was mounted on a truck wffrially made for the purpose, and it required two horses to draw the load. f-KVi'R.t'i. thousand Georgia and Ala buma cattle have been shipped to Texas meetly. They will he returned south ly ay of Chicago with sonic accessions of tallow, but with few evidences of tfwlerncfs. As a good dcaof discussion has been rile concerning (ien. fi rani's pecuniary means, it may bo interesting to know the exact truth. The entire property of (ieneral and Mrs, Orant yields them n umual income of 19,000. The New York Tribune wants a cover over the East Kiver bridge to keep off the sun nnd rain. This, with free soda water, ire erenin, a band of music and plentyot chairs and settees, would make ita very popular summer resort. Coi E. K. llicHAiinsox rays farming operations in Mississippi are seriously inttrfered with by the buffalo gnats. In ArhiMS they fill the rir in black (warms and torture the mules and hor ns so that it is almost impossible to do any plowing. "HEy the clergyman asked at church weddiii" in Henry county, Iowa ifmybody had aught to say why the Miriliould not tie united, n cirl arose and id, "I have he is engaged to me." I Tterewas some confusion, but the cer Miony was completed. The exports of March exceeded the imports of that month $10,0 12,703. The imports are still large, but the bet ter opinion is that there will tfooti be a Imtv decrease in imports. If so, nnd if wchave good crops this year, all talk tout panic or bard times may as well k dismissr d. The Times-Union thus describes Jacksonville since tbo close of the sea- ion: "No base ball: no yachtiiw; no rowing; no r.... .i.i..:.,. ion; michtv little sparking nothing ktawnPi-r.nn,ltl,nl1,W of hoi- iiltir snarK n? nomine i f aiDg up tho lamp posts. Can't we start orr.elhing fresh ?" The Michigan Legislature, as well as toe Pennsylvania and Connccticutt WMntures, last week killed resolutions proposing a prohibitory amendment to ft constitution of the State. In Iowa Jbe Sdprome Court decision invalidn "ij the prohibitory amendment has Nponed nrohibitorv lecitlation for me years. Moxtgomkby Advertiser: Nw the Aiinis.ton factory and snips bales of cotton goods to China to malt lacev breeches for the heathen. Tie South not only proposes to squeeze Puritans out of the West, but the Britishers out of the East. The South Wetting hoecish about this business, " we are glad of it. - Boston total abstinence pooplo are low excited against the llov. Dr. Barlol u account of a sermon of bis on tho evil JJ intemperance. He took tho ground wat the war. ns commonly waged, is "' umu useless. -xeur t uuv tong,' ho said ; "wine and alo are not ,rprjg ; rum and whisky and brandy are "ot wronc: notliins nurelv material ""uld he wronR. Insobriety, i'lordinatu Wl-indulgenco is wrong, be the floshy IIIO ut-niii PDCtitf.;m,l.mnf .li nilr -h:il. !' may, and eating or driulur-K to excess 5 nt the cause of profligacy, murder, uie.t, arsnu, house-breaking, or any ". liHteccnt assault, any more tnan ?" fowl is the cause rl tho rloek or "food." Dr. Bartol's idea is to educate n that he will tnkn tn intnllectunl Oil- "ynients, and thus lose bis appetite foi wwiicatiiig beveraaea. TM, complete 'dependence of man i, i ,vuero property is concerned, nowhere carnod to such a point as fjwag the Indians of Central Ainer mi ?vory.dfcy H'O busbimd buys his ur om wife. purchoaes from TOPICS OP THE MY. Gen. Strotheb, Consul General to Mexico, reports a general impetus in mining and other public enterprises in that country, the result of the rapidly growing railway system. Tin; number of graduates from West Point this year will not equal the vacan cies in the roll of Second Lieutenants In the army, and the deficiency will be sur piicd from civil life. Ir is reported that one of the largest amounts ever granted in any oountry as compensation for a railroad accident to one person was recently given in Scot land to an engineer. The loss of n foot was compensated by 418,250 or $11,210, Somr of the best English jockeys are women j daughters of farmers, or of country squires, who have lost their for iur.es. They have been accustomed to ride to bounds from their childhood, are perfectly fearless, and their light we'ght in the saddle makes them desira ble as jockeys. A bill has been favorably reported in the New York Legislatuie, compelling all makers, proprietors ami venders of niedicel preparations "affecting the hu man or animal body," to place upon the label a full nnd true statement of the ingredients of which it ii composed. Tin' sale of all medicines without such a label is made a misdemeanor. If passe ', the law will bo what the Yankee deacons all verv "s'archin'." Tin: Farnham type-setting machine has been on public exhibition m the (lot dwin block on llaynes street, Hart ford, Conn., and attracted immenle rowds. It both sets and distributes lyje, and, it is claimed, can do the work of five compositors. A syndicate of Connecticut capitalists lave pur chased the patent, and will soon take measure to bring the machine into practical use. It appears that Hrittish capital is about to be invested in American land to a large amount. A ton of an M. P., who now is visiting this country for the purpose of buying land, says that there is an enormous amount of capital lying id'e in England, imd that syndicates have been formed to invest in this coun try. Anion!.' those investing are Parinj Rros., the bankers, Mr. Labouehere, of Truth, Sir Thomas l?rassey, civil lord of the admiralty, nnd many of the bank ling houses ami numbers oi large country landlords as well as mourners or parua- mcnt A kon of General Kobt. K J.ee, the noted southern leader during the civil war. is the president of an educational institution at Lexington, Vn., nnd the desire and taste to aid in the solid nnd disciplining of the post-bellum genera timi in the South of which this is nn e.ininle. has many other illustrations, One of Lee's staff, Mat. MeUlellan, i similarly situated nt Lexington, Ky., at the Savlc Female Institute, and Gener al Kirby Smhh is n member of the fnc- ultv of the University of the South, at Tenn.: Gen. J. L. 1. htuart s --i - widow controls an Episcopal school in ,.. ......... v.. f munion, a. ritoi'. Si'i:nckii IUiiti), of the Nation- id Museum, has acknowledged to iien- eral Superintendent Kimball, of the Life-caving Service, the receipt ot a re adable specimen of the whale lamiiy, which wat captured on the rew jersey w ast by a Life-saving crow several days ao. Prof. Tlaird says the porpoise moves to represent a species never be fnre . seen in t ie unucu rwuvs. belonestoagroupof small sperm whales ei.,.iracterized by tho absence ot perma- t ....i. j t,e upper taw. Its pro jecting head and general appearance are not unlike tho sperm wnaie, aiinougi. in miniature, this specimen being about nine feet in length. It is now being I ,. tn la9tor for exhibition at the Na , v , tional Museum. The career of female lawyers has not Vwm ovtrsordinarily brilliant in this country. They seem unable to resi - ... i i w en inai niiiuoii" w...iv ..v... Kate Kane of Milwaukee, who last week t'irewaglass of water in the judge fee. becaune he assigned another law ' ... . , , .j ver to thCdelense OI a nurgiar, ui-jn-a.eu t0 think herself governed by Fnnltary rather than persooal motives, because she remarked as she threw it: "lalr. that. you dirty dog!" She adorned him with other choice names, and was taken bnwlinn out of the court-room, declar iug the would rot in jail neiore une -n,ilrl contribute ber fine to the court's o treasury. She insists that the judge has been trying to drive her from practicing i n bis court. He sterns to have succeoi ed for thirty days at any rate-ume she pays hi t fia the writes of "home, sweet home:' A similiter In London, all Mcn.llfM. alone; Uo wnlkisl through tlio city, muitiled. un known; Tho llirln of the liouwa ehm forth on hti IlK'O, There woro tliniisands of homes, but for him wus no iiliu'o, A weary ami ImiiKiy, (Ilslirnrtcne.! ami ml. liio liim; Imd het-n long since Ills iinirlt wus irliiil, Aim hi. silt, pn the stop nt n nolli-miin's door. And lor sohit-o ho sung the retrain o'er nn I hit: " Home, Home, nwent, swwt Home, Bo it ever so liunihlc, lUcro's no nlnco llko liome." He had not n shillinir In pnv for a bed, hen lie wruUi whul In luxury muny have sniil: Mid pleasures mid piilnee tliiniKh wv inny roiim. do It ever so buiiildc, 'there's no nluou llko home." rho word full of cheer from his sorrows were wriiuir, Ho siihed, what In thuiikfiiliiess others liavo A ulmrin from tho skies seems to hallow us there. Which, seek thro' the world. Is not met with elsewhere: Home. Home. BweeS awiwl tin.,. Ho It ever so humble, thorns nu 'tilnvu llko Home." Old London looked fair to his eyes (trowing ..(in. Hut the IikIhs of tho city no welcome uuvo him. An exllo from home, splendor dazzles In VII In. Oh, tnvo me my lowly thatched cuttiiiro ininn: Tisiina the poor st ninirer, mid went 1.11 his w 111 . ilul millioiiri ol villus have siiiik since that day: "The liirds sini;ln(f giilly that cwno at my eill. Civo lliese, and 1 lie poueoof lulnd.ileiirerUmn nil, if....... nn... ii "nu-. Bnn i, .nrri inline, lie it ever so humble there 8 no place, llko jiiiiiie. Did It neiwl ihnt one heart thro' deep nnmilsh should learn That nl hers tho truth nihilit more swiftly dis cern r . A trilimnh of love liv the sllllrei- was won. Ourlionieo arc tho demvr for him who Imd none! We weep lor the exile Hint lonueil for H home, And yet was coinin.-lh.il as a wnndenT to t nun ; Ilul he had somo rnptuio In luiuMi his pain. As lie heard in nil lauds (lie familiar refrain: lloine. Home, sweet, sweel Motile, Bo it eer so humble, there's no place llko Home." Hut Ihe toil mid the sorrow nn- over nl Intl. And ti e Journeys mid loneliness thinxs ol tho 1 1st ; Anieilr-ii llnils li tm with honor a ifrme, And 1'miland iiliovu him Ihe liiiiri.-l would wiive; to nil climes and countries the man has his lilllte. And old men and children hit MicnkiiiK his name. ttut Hie besl of all Is, he no loiurer shall roam, Tho homeless, tired MnniK'T Hi leiixth is at lloine. Home. Home, sweet, sweet Home. He it ever ho humble, there's no place liko Houiu." .Vuriitmi? 'iinifiiu'imit. (iOKFUEV WKNVEil'S I'KNANCK. When vouni; (indfrcy Denver- repu diated his signaline to a check fur a l:n-";o aiiiount, drawn in favor of his friend Captain Wrake, ho did ind fur a moment anticipate the serious nnise- iuenei-s wlilrli ensueii. i lis uojeei a.i simply to raiii time to arrange ncttliTs with the ( 'aptain, for the truth wtis that ho had lint tint money to meet his iti-ati. lie wtis so extremely inexperienced ami unl)uiness-liko thtit he did not iinn";ine lor an in-daiit that his bankers had my cause of complaint in the matter, lie thought they would simply return the cheek In (.'aptain W rake's agents, with an intimation thai there was an informality in it. And ho was so slag gered and" horrified by the amount of the cheek that he eagerly adopted the the suggest ion of the clerk w ho waited iijion him from tho bank, that the sig nature wtis a forgery, by way of tempo rarily extricating; himself from embar rassment. 'I'd an ordinary observer there certainly seetn-d something; wrung" about the signature, but (ioilfrey Den ver, bearing in mind the stale he was in when he wrote the cheek, was not surprised that hi handwriting should have 1 ii eccentric. Tho transaction took place at a supper parly at Captain Wrake' s rooms a few niirhls previously, on which occasion young Denver dimly recollected having played recklessly at eiinls tin- hi"h slakes. Inil as to what he had lost, anil even how lie had found his way homo afterward, his memory was a perfect blank (ioilfrey Dcnyer was n very loiuisu . i von no1 man. lie Was, in tact, one oi tllOSt! Vaill, SIMV, WCaK-llllinieil jmnin " . i, .. I. ...!.. I ..I I... whose chief ainbllloli is to lead tin! Ill" of a fast, man about town, Untortu- atelv he had no near relatives to inter fere with his tastes and pursuits, whilo small fortune which lie had inlieriiea on ntlainiii'' his majority enabled him for a brief period to indulge, in every folly and extravagance. Hut ho was not nut in ally either vicious or imilli- f'flte, thouirh he aspired to ce taken to in so, nnl conseoiieiitly the Idea of havir.a ia'-.nrred a debt of honor whicii " . . .-II 1 I ! -. 1. .1! . lie wasunaiiio lopay uiicuiiiiu wan ma ma V. When the bank clerk had left, taking tho fntal check away, Godfrey Denver at once set forth to seek Captain Wrake, feelingdoepiy His- . 1 . . -I! . . ...1 1...I U. .... a... .mi tressed anil miiniuaico, um. " " conscious of the licuiousiicss of tlio lie he had told. ... , f'm.i iiii Wrako was nor to no lounu. either at bis chambers or tit his club, and after rushing about wnn icvensn anxhitv t" various jilaees in senreh of him, young Denver returned to his own rooms tired ami uisucniicne.i. i...iwnm enb wasnt, tho door, nnd as he entered he ran against a rather pomp ous, elderly gentleman, who ai once e costed him: "Mr. Dcnyer, I believe." it v.. j ' i-,.'idieil Coilfl'eV. ii i nL- vim to be irond enough to come with me at once, replied tne gi.ntlenian, whoso ton" nnd niannei H , ii.. nmmiiinrv. i am were unpi-fsaunj' 1 ''. . ' Y Me. r:ra nth-, the solicitor tor Messrs. X. & Co.. your bankers." I.O.. VOlir liniinrin. , , Wbnt for? What do you want w ith me?" demanded (ioilfrey, uneasily, as Mr. Gi-ntlv led the way to the cab. "Jump in. Iwi'l .-Ml",s w0 Z ttl().r. i shan't detain you many nun tites," said t.ic solicitor, taking him by the arm. , , . . Voting Deuyer entered the cab, and Mr. Grantly got in after Inm. lutvmg first given a briof direction to tho driver. As tbey rattled over tho stones the so licitor 'briclly explained that ho was go ing to apply for a warrant against Cap tain Wrukn in connection with the check, as tho bnuk had ilctonniuf'l to WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE, "Prosecute! What for?" asked God frey Denver, startled out of his senses. "Forgery. It was a most impudent attempt," Mii( Mr, Grantly, curtly. "Hut but Captain Wr.iko is a fiieml of mine," faltered young D.-uver. Kv erylhing can he explained." no win have nn onnorliiii tv of ev. plaining," said tho solicitor, hi raihi-r an Ironical tone. "I am sorry to hear jio is n friend of yours. I am afraid you have been keeping bad company, vuim" Godfrey Dcnyer was too airilatcd ami confused to continue the conversation. He was not by any means clear as to tho purpose of this visit to the police court. The ominous words "pi-ui. onto" and "forgery'' were ringing in his ears, but lie was too bewihlen-iT to realize their siiriiilieancc. n ml he felt. less apprehensive on Captain W rake's account than on bis own. He had a vague suspicion that be had somehow made himself anicnnble to the law in connection with this wretched check, and suspected that the errand on which they were bound had an implcasaiit per Bonal bearing. His uneasy Itliili I nl ii li lasted until they reached their de-tinaiion. am! In a dazed state of mind ho obeyed Mr. Cr:uitl's reiiuest that he would full"v him. What passed at ihe police court happened mi iiicl,ly thai la- hardly knew what in-was lining. In add in his agilatiiui and i n r n i -1 1 . . Mr. (irautly's manner was verv oerlienring, nnd being u weak-minded lad he help. lessly did what he wtis told, without re fleeting, lie was sworn ami again con. fronted with the signature to the check. r or the life of him ho could not sum mon up courage to retract or ipialily his original statement, and as a iii'imi- syllable was all that was required by way of answer, he found it easier to say "Ao" to the quest ion put to him lhaii to enter into an explanation. It was not until ho found himself alone again, disconsolately wending his way back to his chambers, that It began 'to dawn upon inm now tatally lie had commit ted himself, anil bow grave a wrong hi) bad (lone ( aptain lake. While Ii'ih i, lindw as wnveritii' between right and wrong nn incident happened which afforded liini nn excuse for adopt ing the less compromi.-iug alternative. In tlio afternoon ho received a visit from a ladv who announced sho was Captain Wrake's wife. She was young and pretty, but shabbily dressed, with a can-worn look upon her pale face. (ioilfrey Dcnyer was the more startled nt beholding her, because, like more of tlie Captain's friends, lie was unaware that he was married, lb-knew Captain Wrake as a man of pleasure, a gambler and profligate, and in tho poor wife's liiiclie'l features and tlircadbenre attire it was eay lo read a tale of suffering and neglect, lint she had come, never theless, to plead for her husband, w ho, it appeared, had already been arrested; and the sigh,of her distress anil her pit i till allu-io!i tu her young family touched Godfrey Denver's heart nnd aroused his belter nature. "What can I do for yon?" ho said, summoning up all his fortitude. "Shall I go at once o tin- police and neknowl cilge the signal nre'.'" "My lawyer siys that would be use less, asyou'have already denied it upon oath," sobbed the poor lady. "Hut if you would bo merciful and not. give evidence against my poor husband. ' "I will not, I will leave London nt once," lie interrupted, eagerly, with a strange feeling of relief. " Heaven bless you!" cried his friend's wife, impulsively seizing his hand and kissing it. lint Godfrey Denver hastily drew his band away, for the spot she nnd kissed seemed liko lire. A tingling sensation of shame and imworthiucsstook posses sion of him so that he fairly tied from the room. When Mrs. Wrako had left lie lost no lime in making preparations for his departure. Having packed up a portmanteau leaving I ho bulk of his tll'ecls to the mercy of the landlady - ho went trembling to the bank and drew out the balano which stood to his credit. Tho same night he reached Liverpool and the next morning sailed for New York. GoJfrey Dcnyer remained in America nioro than live years, and owing to mm of those singular chances which read liko romance and which usually happen to unworthy persons, he was able tulny the foundation of a large fortune. An American fellow-passenger on the voy- ngo out, took u great lancy to mm ami offered him employment in his business. Godfrey Denver nt once entered upon a prosperous career ami uevciopeu u nviiecled caimcilv for his new duties, Ho not only gained the conlidenco of his employer but also his affectionate regard, so that, no was auoiocu ninn ttmities for advancement wliiuh rarely fall to the lot of o young man. Hut ho was no longer tho vain, fool ish lad he used to be before ho left En gland. A great elinngo had come over him. wliich dated from tho (lav when, ii.iortly nftcr his arrival in America, ho le.-irned that Contain Wrako had been found guilty of forgery and sentenced to a ion" term oi penal servnuue. Godfrey Dmiycr's absenco had availed no mow than tho prisoner's eager pro testations of innocence to nvcrt nn mi- verso verdict, for independent persons iimi sworn to t ie r nenei inn mo mit- nntnrn to tho cheek was not in the hand- writing of the supposed drawer. Tho news crave Godfrey ft severe and painful attack and had a sobering etl'ect upon his character. Ho conceived it to ho his duty at loast to provido for the ne cessities of tho poor woman and Inno cent children whom ho had rendered miserable. Ho had not tho cotirago to return to England and clear Captain Wrako's reputation, but short of that bo resolved to make every atonement in liis power. With this object bo devoted himself assiduously to business, and regularly remitted the larger portion of his earnings to a trustworthy agent who fionlied tho money for Mrs. Wrako's benefit. The poor lady frequently blessed hor unknown benefactor, but Godfrey Denver never dared to discloso his identity, lest tho wife of tlio man ho go cruully wrouged should spurn his gifts and thus deprive him ot tho small oonaoltttlon lie derived, from holpiug MAY 10, 1883. At length ho was Informed that Cap tain Wrako would shortly be set at lib- erty, nnd ho then resolved to om-i-i- li.i,. exceiifTon a plan wfircfi Imd been slowly forming in his mind for years past, fn spite of tho pecuniary sacriliocs he had made ho felt that ho had by no means i ntoned (or his sin. It was not allies- lion oi money, for he was prepared to continue his benefactions anil to provide Captain Wrako witli funds to make a fresh start in life if he would accept any favor of him. Hut his chief pui ios'e was to return to England nnd to place himself unreservedly in Captain Wrake's hands. If the Captain would accept no apology orcoinpcnsation, imd insisted on his publicly acknowledging his baseness, (ioilfrey' Denver Wit'ili-"-tcrmtned to do 80, regardless ol the con sequences. 'J'liis resolution had cost nini a severe struggle with his moral cowardice, but at length ho succeeded in summoning up the necessary fortilud" for his self imposed penance. Jf he sccn-ily hoped , that Captain Wrake would be sauslicd with some smaller sacrilice, he was nevertheless perfectly sincere in his purpose. He returned to Knirland, looking prematurely aged, with streaks of gray in his hair, though he was bare ly thirty. Hut bis bearing was calm and resolute, and a shrewd observer would have guessed at olu-e that he suffered some great trouble wl:i- h had darkened his young lifo. On the day when Captain Wrake was released from prison (ioilfrey Di-iimt sent to him a request that 'lie woiild grant him an interview at an inn near the gales of the jail. Ho felt deeply agitated at the prospect of finding him self face to faes with the man who must have been cursing him bitterly for years, and who would now be the arbiterof his fate; but his firmness did lml desert him, and when Captain Wrake ap peared his purpose never wavered. To his amazement the Captain hung his head and accepted his outstretched hand without hesitation, but in a very humble imimier. Godfrey could se nee. 1 ly believe his Senses, and doubled nl lirst whether i. was really hi- former friend who stood before him. It was, indeed, he, however, though lie, Ion, had aged and much changed in appear ance. For a moment neither spoke, nnd then suddenly the Captain burst into tears and said in a choked voice: "Dcnyer, don't say a word. I can't hear it." II guess now w ho has I n the savior of my poor w ile and chil dren. What am 1 to say to your noble conduct? You first stand my friend bv not appearing against me at the ttiai. so as to give a poor devil a chance, nnd then -then you net as guardian angel to those I have so cruelly wronged. And you, of all others, are the person from whom I had the least rigid to expect kindness." "Why," demanded Denver, hoarsely, with ft wild throbbing at his heart. ' Why? How can ymi ask-.' You know iny offense," sa'id the Captain, averting his face. "Do you mean -do vou mean I bat, you were really guilty?'' cried Denver, with a blessed sense of a load being sud denly lifted from his mind. "God forgive me, yes! I was desper ate, your helplessness templed me, and and-" the Captain paused and hung his bead again, while Godfrey Denver involuntarily gave a. long-urawu sie.ii u. relief. howiuii man. The Tot of Book-keepers. In this city, where business is widely extended, a Imok-koeper who has bis employer's coulldeiice can keep tho lat ter continually blinded in points of great importance. 'The merchant w ill inquire, How much Mouoy have we in the bank, Mr. Hrown?" Mr. Urown will reply generally in a correct manner; but ho uiav, by ingeniously altering fuTures, make a delusive bIiow. It is said that "figures will not lie." Naturally speak itiK they will not, but in tho bunds of u skillful accountant they may bo uiado to 00 SO 111 a very surprising; manner, nm book-keeper NfeGntchon, of the Ocean Hank, succeeded in robbing that institu tion of $0G,()iH) before detection, whilo tho Issik-keeper Iiovcrieh, of the City Hank, obtuined $1011,01)0 of that institu tion. This, however, was nn unusual haul, and will not soon bo equalled, but it shows what can lie done. If lack of pay could bo urged in extenuation, tho iMKik-kceper would navo ft powenui pn-n. This is always small ill proportion to tbo work renmrcd. They are not ami never will bo paid more than enougn locuo oui hard living. Somo who luivo an mm suiillv laborious ami responsible position mnv eel wliat is called n nign siiuo .i . . . . .. , -i -.i Bay SM.OOO; but such iustancc aro very rare, m il vou can biro expert hands at 81,f)00. ThobardeBt worked book-keeper I ever knew cot only JW.lKiu, ana ms labors nearly occasioned blindness. Ho had a very extensivo set of books, aud his neat hand nnd immense onhvmuB of flcures were matters of admiration, lint it was killing work. In largo houses tho book-keeper is occupied chiefly with tho lodger, and lias enoiiRli to no to niuiuu to "posting accounts'' and keeping the books bnlanced. Ho will luivo nis monthly bnhmee sheet, commonly called a "trial balance," ready by tho first of tho mouth, anil tne aceurniu . '"' between the debit and credit sido will prove that tho ledger has been kept cor rectly. H an error, even of only iv tlnuo, appear, it must bo discovered at bow ever great a cost of time and study. ud I have kuown ft book keeper to spend three days looking up just such an itmn. Hence the work requires groat caro and an habitual exactness in figures. JXcu York Letter Evils or Hot Bbiad. There is no law in this country to prevont tho con sumption of hot broad than that of com mon sense, and unfortunately that w a i i ii.... mivAriiiiifr uruiciple in aeuo. iui" - o" ' . iei,i tho lives of a great many people, ill t hot bread, in nine oases out of ten, will produce dyspepsia, is no- noy.-0 ered fact, ud this terrible result sure to follow the persistent indulgence on the part of those whose pursuit are quiet, indoor and sedentary. And yet tWwho call themselves refomors .!. .ml women who havo given tlio thomrht will continue to eat hot bread, a the ot continues to iriuk, Mr. Spoojicndi ko and the Dog. "Look bore, my dear," said Mr. HpoopeiidykCj as bo led a huge nnd shaggy dog into bis wifo's room, "1'vo got a dog a friend of initio gave me. What do you think of him ?" "Gisxl gracious I" ejaculated Mrs. Bpoopcmlyke, mount iug a chair in dis may. " Is ho mad ?" " No, Mrs. Spoopcndvko," retorted her husband, "ho not only isn't mad, but be isn't a atepludder eitiier, nor a bird's eye view. He's a dog. and, if you don't get out of that chair, he'll probably bito your legs off." Mrs. Spoopciidalio s:d down on her feet and oyed the brute with some trepi dation. "MnySo he's Rot the hydroplu bi.i," nhe suggested, by way of a hearty wel come. "P'raps ho has," agreed Mr. Spoop. endyke ; "but, if he bin, he's got it in hispockot. Cniiiu here, dogbee, do,;gce, dogged" and Mr. SpoupcinlyLe Miapped his lingers pcrnine 'isc'iy. "Why don't bo come when you cull him?" asked Mrs. Sponpcinlykc, deeply interested in the proceeiln-.'H. " Because you mniiCMi. Inulod grc-toil lioiso you sad-!) 1 1 1 in ," i".-biitied Mr. SpiKipcndyke. "Come, doggee, duggiv, Uoggee 1" " I don't quite like the w.iy his tongue haii'-smil," i.bjtvf d Mrs. Sqinopcinh Kc. " It don't !'i 1; natural." ".Maybe you don t like Ihe wav liis tail bangs out, cither. P r ips you think that's artificial, ton. With your inlor Million about dogs you onty m .1 a : lut bottom aud a broken hinge to be a dog pound. Kecpqtlii t now, while I ti acb him soino dicks. Come here, dogbee 1 Sit up, sir I" The dog stretched out his legs, opened a Mouth like a folding b.-d.-dcad and growled. "What makes him do that?" asked Mrs. Spiiopcndy ke, sitting on tho back of a chair wdb lu-r lei t in the seat. "Dod gust it 1" bowled Mr. S,oop endyke. " Who do ymi s'jion- made liimdoit? Think in-works nu ii wire? tint a notion he ,"ncs by sleam ? Ho don't, J tell ye, lie's a!ie, and bo does it because lout's the bciil "i bis measly mind. What aro yo sitimg up there for? Can't yo sen he don't like it? Now, you sit still. Here doggce, doc gee, good dogger, s-'t up n 1 1 1 1 be;; 1 " met Mr. Spoopcudy l.o held up nu admoni tory linger. '1 he dog eyed Mr. Spoopcndvko with anything but nu assuring ulanc. "He's liuiij'l'V," hiitrgestcd Mrs. Spoopemlyke. "lit;s do like, that when they want to hi taken down in the yard and be led." "Of course you know," grumbled Mr. Spoopendyke. "All you waul is per fect ignorance on the part of tie- police to bo u dog light, (ml anything m tlio house for hint to cat ? " "There's soino cold oyider iitew and u piece of custard pic " "Tliat'a it I" raved Mr. Spoopendyke. "That's wind's the matter with the dog. Ho wauls pie I Ymi'vo got it. Ynii only need n cumini'tcn and a tiht to be a bench show. Win-re's tho oysters? Don't v sou thu dog pining for nv.-dcis? Haven't yo got somo cold coll'co for him? (live him a Iciunii to .-.lay bis toinnch I" and Mr. Spoopeudyko jumped straight up in tlio air and landed on the dog. Tho dog niiido for the open air with a howl, and Mr. Sponpeiulykn galhen d up twelve baskets of liiiiKielf and looked al ter h.s prize. "Never mind, dear," said Mrs. Spoopendyke, soothingly, "he'll coiim buck." " If ho does I'll kill him," bluuited Mr, Spoopi inlyki'. 'S-.-e what yoii'vo done. Yi u iniido me lose my dog and torn my tsoii-.rrs. Anything More about dogs you don't know ? (b t any more ititeingi neo in impart aooui dogs? All vou want, ii a bucket of braudy around your neck and u bin or- btoriu to bu a inoin. ol St. In-riiaiil, with which logicid conclusion Mr. Hpisipenilvko bec.ni exploring his out lying districts for jj:..-, .il .in In ten, whilo his Wllo speculated iqi 'li the salvation of tho cold oysters ami Ihn custard pio by tho sudden and eminently satis factory disaffection of thu dog. Hruok j L'tttlc. Ho Minis Jtniy Their Heart 1 You are till fiiniili ir witlt tho story of " The H-.ibes in tho Wood," and remem ber how tbo roliins. finding the IniiM'H lying dead, side Ly Hide, covered their little forms with lciv.es, wrapping them in a wiudiiig-sheet of nature s own pro viding. Did ymi ever ask the question, "Do biri is bury their own dead?" Lot nic'tcll you an incident that camo f'oiu an eye-wilness of what I relate. In n tree near an old-fashioned farm house, way up in Vermont, two robhis built their nest. A lady watched them day bv day as tV lifiblgMrih-aws, a bit of eottou or tb rend, nnd woaved them deftly in, to form their summer home. One morning she found three bluo speckled eggs in tho nest, and, oil an other, three tiny little liirds m their place. Howhtisv thofather and mother birds were, providing for thoir wants ! . . . i, ni,1i-lv lliov nnreil ami now proHiij' iimmmn -j j for them I . ., vi,..ii ibev wero lnrco enough, tnry cave them lessons in Hying, and heroin comes the point of my story. A lulo they were trying their wings, on my, cat caught one, and, beloro ino iwiy could rescue it, it was injured bcv. i.d recovery. She put the poor reinbling little creature inicn it thero for tho niothir-bird to nurse back to lifo if iossible. It was of no use. ino cms eiuei claws aud sharp teeth bad dono their work, and their victim died. A few days after, tbo lady, seeing and hearing noth ing of the other birds, went to the in Bt, nml found thev had built ft thatched roof over the poor htllo bird, and there bo lav on his back, with his claws stick ing up through the (drawn. They had buried their dead aud deserted tlio nest, lbu(t" Coii)Jaio. When they build a railway, the fire thing tlicy do is to break ground. lhs is often done with great oewmony. Ihen they breuk the shareholders. Xuis done without ceremony. NUMBER 8. BITS OF ISF0HMAT10N. Thbek attempts havo been made to assassinate Queen Victoria. Tub theater of Mnrcclliis, nt Hume, was capablo of seating 20,001) persons. It has been estimated that 2,0011,00,1 men perished in tho wars begun to re cover the Holy Laud. William Heniiy Hariihom was the oldest man elected l'rcsidcut, aud O -n. Orant the youngest. An Italian writer says that -fl.Oi'O operas have been wiittcu sit 1 , of which 10,01)0 havo been produced by tho sous of Italy. It is stated that it takes 2d,b i roses to produce half all ounce of th. attar, which accounts for tho high price de manded for tho puro article. Enoi.anj) produces more tin than any other country in the world. Thero urn tin Mines in Bohemia, Saxony, Spain, I'oitiigal, Malacca and Au- traiia. Wauhun Hastixom, (ioveriior General of India, was tried by tho peers of 'Jivat Britain for high crimes and misdemean ors. One ot the charges was his accept ance of .100,000 from the Nl,o'o of Onde. The trial lasted seven years and three months, terminating in Im ue quitlal. Tub White Houso wan first built in 17'.'2, at a i-ost ol .r.i.lO.Oiiil. It was imt ' oivupicd until In I'). II was rebuilt in 181K. Its porticoes Wclo Hot fuii le d until 1S29. Altogether, it is computed to have cost for building, rebuilding ami furnishing alwiut $1,700,000. The whnl.i structure has u frontage fit 170 feet an I a depth of Ctf feet, and its vestibule is 60x10 feet. The garden uli-1 park which inclose the mansion occupy twenty acres. Tho Cabinet-room, -lOxtiil feet, i, uu the second lloor. Tho White House wa modeled alter tho palace of thu Duke of Leicester. Tunphrnso "Speaking for buncombe " originated near tho close of the dcludo on the famous " Miswniri (nc-slioti," in tho sixteenth Congress. It was Can used by Felix Walter, who liv. I at Wiiyncsville, in HayviMni, the must western county of Nurll Carolina, n.-ar the adjacent county of Jtuncoinli -, which lorincd part of his district. 1 he old man rose to speak, while the lion-,.-was inipaticntly calling for the "ques tion" and seeial mcinbcis gatiiciid iiround him, begging him tndrsi-t. Ho persevered, how ever, for a w lnl--, declar ing that the people of his di-triet re pyctcd it, aud that ho was bound to "Make n speech for Buncombe." Tin: phrase "According to (iuub-r" refers to Edmund (liuitcr, a distin guished English unilliciiiaticiati, who was born in loHl aud died in lti2t. Ho is known as tho inventor of tho chain commonly used by surveyor for meas uring laud, and ot tho Hat wooden inlo inarkud with scales on equal pat Is of sines, chords, etc., and also with loga rithms of these various parts, which is tiucd to solve piobleius in surveying and navigation mechanically with tlio aid of dividers alone. Hence in the Use of tlio phrase, anything is " in-cording to Gun tor" which is done quit right and ad mits of uo improvciiici't. A Lonpon paper once printed the lob lowing iu regard to tho "origin of Ihn custom of making fools on tho 1st of April:" "This is said to have begun from the mistake of Noah iu sending tho dove out ot the ark before tho water had abated, on the first day of the nmutli muting the Hebrews winch answers to the 1st of April; aad to peipctiiata tho memory of this deliverance it was thought proper, w hoever forgot, so re markable a circumstance, to pnu.sii them by sending them upon some sleeve less errand similar to that ineffectual Message upon which tho bird was sent by the patriarch. The custom appears to be of great antiquity, and to havo been derived by thu Koiuniis from some of the Eastern nations. Hugs. Now that it is tho fashion to dispeiuo with carpets and tho use of rugs Miht.fi. tilted, the following hoine-mudo ones might bo found useful in a small bis: chamber, instead of the IVrsiail and other expensive bought kinds. Of course the floor should be painted, oiled, or have a malting. For u room that is used simply to sleep in, nothing can bo nicer, us tin y can be taken up and shaken without any trouble, and one, can breatho without feeling that they are inhaling dust from carpets ut every inspiration. Very handsome vugs enn Vie made of burlap canvas at small cost. Tho piece of ciuivas must bo fastened to n stout frame of l ho desired size for the rug, and then narrow strips of red, green and gray flannel can lie " drawn in, in any pattern desired. Tho border should bo of solid color gray is thu prettiest, aud is a neat finish. Loops must bo left ou tho surface and the whole carefully trimmed off when the pattern is com- pllfmio wishes to have a more exp' ivoi rur and pwelnwe the matorml, imk fmvelitiK will be found enpah le .of ish toweling rieeesoi oioiu or Velvet can be cut into leaves from ore- .1,1,-be.l on. It is not best to . ......oiiintiillflll. cut each lcnf separately, for the effect is ...ii.. if a larao cluster is hud on, nnd veins made in tho leaves ot bright, heavy silk. A cheap, common table cover ingen ious lingers cau make by taking gray cnuton thuniol and cutting the clotli largo enough to cover tho tamo ami . . .1 'IM.iiti uriUMirrt 101U1 W UOCJJ umirij. 1 BOino red velveteen or canton Annuel, and cut out tho loaves of a rose or omer flower, place them m Blmpe arounu tuo edge aud overcast the edges with Bilk. Tho stein or loiiago may ue cm oi oui" green velveteen similarly treated, and then Uio veins and hearts may be worked ";tli light-brown crewels. A LAD in Goorfiio was arrested as susjwotod murderer, and to ffl gidlows established an alihi hy ro Suciug the watoh which be had stolen at a certfon time and placa Tht broiight bim in unpleasant proximity to the penitent iiu-y; and to design th.it issue ... proved that he had csoaped from the fuuotio asylum, and WtU re(urud to Uu old quarter .., .., I prosecute.