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(Wethout ary apology) I got to thinkin' of him as sometimes a feller Wlll- Of the night he give a lector' to the folks in Shelbyviile, An' we set np ontil daylight, as them lecterers sometimes do A-talkin of a hundred things that mightn't infrest you; I mind the things he rattled oEt that night, in boyish glee. Recitations he recited to a audience of rae; How I laughed ontil the lan'lord come an' ast us to be still So I got to thinkin' of him, an' that night at Shelbyviile. Then he'd kind o' qnit his nonsense an' we'd settle down a spell, Tell Jim 'ud turn upon me and begin agin "DeV tell Bout the time I went to Franklin for the Bab tist College folks?" An' I'd stretch my mouth acrost my face, all yfly for the jokes; Prhe'd branch off in a story 'bout the "Mer ry workers" band, That'nless you knowed tho Workers" you c'd hardly understand; I e'd hear myself a swallerin, the room 'ud seem so still So I got to thinkin' of him an' that night at Shelbyviile. I got to thinkin' of him liko 'twas jest a year ago Fer time, that flies so fast in dreams, in alma nick's is Blow; He was workin' like a beaver, leetnrin' here an' lecturin' there. An' a writin' on the railroad cars, in tarerns ever'where, Printin' poems in the papers, speaking pieces at the fairs, An' him an' me a travelin' now an' then.'ronnd in pairs; An' he seemed to think 'at he was no account at all but still, I got to thinkin' of him an' that night at Shel byviile, I got to thinkiu' of him an' the happy ''D.ys gone by," Tell the sweet "Old fashioned Hoses" seemed to bloom agin and die; An' I hear him talk agin about "JTy bride that is to be," When he'd come to "Grigsby station" jest to have a night wetta me; I kin see him settin' down agin, to give the Trince a rock, When ' The frost was on the pumpkin an' the corn was in tho shock;"" An' I hear a laughing voice I loved, with music in its trill ! So I got to thinkin' of him, an' that night in Shelbyviile. So I set here an' I wonder ef I know jest what it means, When I see 'em print his poetry in all the mag azines; An' I see him on the platform with the James and Howells set, An' hear the people savin', "He's the best one of 'em yet;" An' I keep a winkin back the tears that make my fool eyes Bhine, Fer I couldn't feel no prouder cf he'd been a boy of mine, Fer he's jest the same old Biley, an he'll be the At he was the night 'at him an me set up at Shelbyviile. TtOBEET J. BmDETTE. THAT LONG LOST BOND. HAD not a large capital when I begun my legal studies, and by the time I had finished my arti cles it had be come so very much diminish ed that I deemed it advisable to lose no time in setting to work to earn my own living. After a good deal of inquiry and traveling about, I fixed upon the quiet little market town of Barton in which to begin operations, and, having taken an office and engaged an office boy, I notified the inhabitants that I was ready to render them any legal assistance they might require, by affixing a brass plate on the door with my name and description inscribed thereon. But the good people of Barton seemed to be either peaceably inclined, or to lie shy of strangers, for six months elapsed, and the business I hnd transacted had been practically nil. Meantime, the balance I had placed at the bank on settling at Barton, was rapidly decreas ing. I was sitting in my office one afternoon meditating on these things. It was a hot, drowsy afternoon, which seemed to have imparted its influonce to tho in habitants, for business appeared to be almost at a standstill. I had just made np my mind to leave the office for the afternoon, and have a little fishing be fore tea, when the door opened and my office boy entered again. "Please, sir, Mr. Thomas Jackson wishes to see you," he said. "Mr. Thomas Jackson !" I exclaimed in surprise. "Do you mean Mr. Jack son of Oakfields Farm ?" "Yes, sir Farmer Jackson," answered the boy. "Oh, well, ask him in," I said, unlock ing my drawer and pulling out my papers and pens. Mr. Jackson was a well-to-do farmer, and I was aware that he entertained a strong prejudice against lawyers, he having had a disagreeable transaction with a rather sharp firm of attorneys some years ago. Mr. Jackson entered the room rather hesitatingly, I thought. After exchang ing greetings I motioned him to a chair and waited for him to inform me as to the nature of his business. After fum bling about in his breast coat pocket he drew out a narrow strip of paper and handed it to me. I found it to bo a writ issued by Mr. Sharper Flint, a money lender at Barton, against Mr. Jackson, to recover the sum of id, 000 with inter est, on a bond given by Mr. William Jackson (father of Thomas Jackson) to the said Sharper Flint for money lent by him, and was issued against Thomas Jackson, as executor of his father, who had died some two years before. "Well, Mr. Jackson," I said, looking np, "this is rather a disagreeable docu ment. What is the meaning of it ?" "Well, that's just what I want to know," Fa d Mr. Jackson. "I never heard a word of any such claim before. I suppose it is some dodge of that ras cally Flint to try and get money out cf me." "You never heard of any such claim before," I asked, "although the writ states that the bond was given six years ago " "Sot a word, sir, answered Mr. Jack son. "I never dreamed of there being any such claim until yesterday, when the writ was served on me." "I suppose you were acquainted with your father's affairs?" I asked. "Yes, sir; we discussed business affairs together constantly, and it was very sel dom he did anything wfthout consulting me. Indeed, now I remember he did speak to me some years ago about bor rowinjr 4,000 which he wanted for a temporary purpose, from Sharper Flint, but I advised him not to do so, as I had A' VOL. XVI. NO. no faith in him; and he told ma after ward that he had decided to take my ad vice." "I should think it was very unlikely that your father would have borrowed so large a sum without lettting yoa know and without leaving any trace of it among his pipers? I suppose you have been through his books and papers? " "Yes, sir; I went through them all at the time probate of tho will was grant ed, and there is not a trace among them of any such sum having been bor rowed." "Well," I said. "I think the bast thing will be for me to call on Messrs. Crawley & Fox, Mr. Flint's solicitors. and see what they have to say about the matter, and if possible, get them to show me the bond on which thev claim." "Yes, I think that would be the best way," replied Mr. Jackson; and accord ingly it was so arranged. I called on Messrs. Crawley & Fox the next morning as arranged, and was snown into the office of Mr. Crawley, the senior partner. Mr. Crawley, a withered little gentle man, was sitting at a table littered with deeds, briefs, drafts, and the miscella neous papers which usually encumber a solicitor's table. Aa I entered he looked up. "Good morning, Mr. Crawley," I said, "I have called to see you "about that matter of Flint vs. Jackson." "Oh, yes," said Mr. Crawley, leaning back in his chair and pushing his spec tacles on to his forehead. "You are acting for the defendant, aren't yon?'' "Yes," I said, "and we ore naturallv very much astonished at the proceedings which you have commenced. My client informs me that he never heard of there being such a claim until he was served with the writ." "Yon don't say so!" exclaimed Mr. Crawley, opening his eyes with real or well feigned astonishment "2vow, that's very extraordinary." "Yes," I said, "and before taking any steps in the matter my client wishes to make a thorough investigation into the affair, and I have called to know if you will let me see the bond." "Oh, certainly, certainly," said Mr. Crawley "no objections whatever," anil going to the safe, he took the document out and handed it to me. It was a formal bond drawn up in the usual words, by whicn "the said VYii- I ham Jaokson bound himself, his heirs. I executors and administrators to pay the I said harper flint, Ins executors or ad ministrators, on demand, the sum of 1,000, with interest at five per cent.," and was signed and sealed by Mr. Wil liam Jackson and witnessed by Mr. Winter, his solicitor. I examined the stamp and looked at the date of the watermark on the paper, but could find no flaw in the docunieut at all. "You will admit," I said, "that it is a very suspicious circumstance that Mr. Flint should never have mentioned the fact of his having any such bond, and should not even have applied for the in terest.." "Well," said Mr. Crawley, "it is un fortunate that it has been left so long; but my client informs me that it was only intended to be a temporary loan, and he therefore did not include it among the amounts he had out on mortgage, and on which interest was payable regularly. In fact it was over looked till the other day, when he had a thorough stock taking." I could not succeed in getting any further information, and therefore took my leave. I did not believe that Mr. Sharper Flint was the man to forget that he had an amount of a thousand pounds due to him. Mr. Jackson called npon me in the afternoon, and I reported to him what I had done. "I must say," I said, "that so far I do not see that we have any defense. The bond purports to be witnessed by Mr. Winter, your father's solicitor, and on the face of it appears to be a perfectly genuine document." "Never mind that," said Mr. Jackson, bringing his list down upon the table. "I feel certain that my father never had that money, and I mean to fight him, and make him prove his claim in court." "Well," I said, "I think it is too large an amount to pay without a strict in vestigation, especially considering the suspicious circumstance of the case; and I think it would bo wiser to defend the action and let it go to trial; and in the meantime we must make a strict investi aation and get all the information we can." "You are right, sir," said Mr. Jack son; "and you need not bo particular about the expenses. I shan't mind pay ing the money so much, if they win it after a fair fight." Shortly after the action commenced, I happened to want a cupboard in my room altered. Accordingly one afternoon Mr. Jolly, a carpenter, made his appear ance and set to work to make the ne cessary alterations. He seemed to be of a talkative disposition, and after relating some of the gossip of the neigh borhood, he remarked : "It's curious in what queer places lawyer's papers get stowed away sometimes, ain't it, sir?" "Well, yes," I replied, "I suppose they do get into unlikely places some times. " "Yes, sir, yon ore right," said Mr. Jolly. "For instance, I was doing a job at Mr. Flint's the other day.and I found a document in the most unlikely place you would think of a very important document, too in fact abond for a pret ty largo amount." I gave a start, as the recollection of the bond in tho case of Flint vs. Jackson flashed across my mind. Controlling my feelings, I said, in as calm a voice as I could command: "O, yes, I suppose yon mean Farmer Jackson's bond for 1,000." "Why, sir, how in the world did you come to know anything about it" asked Mr. Jolly in surprise. "Mr. Flint told me not to mention the matter to any body." "Oh, Idare say," I said; "but you see we do know about it,and wo have reason to believe that an attempt is being made to obtain money from Mr. Jackson by false pretenses, and unless j on tell me all you know about the matter, I shall consider yon as aiding in tho at tempt; I must ask you, therefore, to tell me what you know about it." "I am sure I don't wish to harm Mr. Jackson in any way," said Mr. Jolly. "I thought the only reason for keeping it secret was that it was a private matter; and if it will do Mr. JacKson any good, I am willing to tell you all I know ubout it." "Yes," I said, "it is most important to Mr. Jackson, and I must ask you to tell me all you know." "Well, sir," said Mr. Jolly, "you see Mr. Flint wanted some alterations made to a desk he hos in his office, and among other things lie wanted the drawers di vided into different sized partitions, so ns to hold papers of various sizes; and I went there one morning before anyone had come to the office, to do the work. Well, I took one of tho drawers out of the desk to put tho divisions in, ami after I had done so, I happened to look into the compartment from which I had taken it, and there I saw ft docu ment crushed up against the back, which had evidently fallen over the end of the drawer. I pulled it out and looked it over, and found it whs a bond from Mr. William Jackson to Mr. Sharper Flint for 1,0(10. As I was ex amining it Mr. Flint came in. He took it from me and examined it and said: 'Oh, yes; I am very glad, indeed, you have found it. I have missed this ttnid 21. for some time, and it might have put me to serious inconvenience if Iliad lost it. Here is a sovereign for your trouble ; and I should be glad if you would not mention the circumstance to anybody, as it is a private matter which I should not like talked about.' You see, I knew that desk used to belong to Mr. Winter. and when I saw his name on the bond I thought it might be one of his papers." "What?" I said. "Do you mean to say that that desk formerly belonged to Mr. Winter?" "Yes, sir," answered Mr. Jolly. "Ho bought it at the sale of Mr. Winter's effects. I remember the desk well, as I was at the sale when he bought it." This last information seemed indeed to be of a more import nt nature, since, if the desk formerly belonged to Mr. Winter it is possible that the bond might have been lost while it was in his possession. "Well," I said, "we have reason to believe that that bond does not belong to Mr. Sharper Flint at all.HWill J" be prepared at the trial to swear to. nil you have staled to me to day?" "Yes, sir, I shall be prepared to swear to every word of it." "Then I shall depend on you," I said, "and I must ask you not to talk about the matter till after the trial." "Eight you are, sir mum's the word," answered Mr. Jolly, and shortly afterward, having finished his job, he took his departure. As for me, I hurried at once to Far mer Jackson's house ot Oakfields and gave him an account of what I had heard. "I tell you w hat my suspicion is," I said. "That bond was one of Mr. Winter's papers ; it was never given to Mr. Flint at all, and he did not know of its eyist ence till Jolly found it in the way I have told you." "That's it, sir, you may depend upon it," said Mr. Jackson, giving me a slap on the back that nearly knocked me down. "By George I sir, we'll defeat he scoundrels yet." "Sot so fast, not so fast," said I, cau tiously. "That is my suspicion, but I ao not tuniK it is sufficient to obtain a verdict in a court of justice. You see, we have no evidence at all that it did not belong to Mr. Flint, and that it was not lost while it was in his possession. What we must do is to try to discover the whereabouts of some of Mr. Winter's clerks and see if they remeinbar any thing about it." Accordingly, we went over to tho house of one Rogers, an old clerk. "Rogers," I said, "cannot you remem ber anything about a bond for 1,000." "No," answered Rogers. "But I think the most likely person to be ab!e to give you information about it would be Mr. Carter, Mr. Winter's manager." "Where does he live?" I asked. "I am sorry to say I do not know," answered Rogers. "He left here when Mr. Winter died and went to London." "Well," I said to Mr. Jackson as we were leaving, "we must use our utmost endeavors to get hold of Mr. Carter, but it would be as well to set to work quietly, so as not to alarm the other side. I think the best way will be to advertise in a few of the London papers first, and if that fails we can employ a detective." "It was accordingly arranged that I should do this. I knew a vounsr solicitor who was in practice in London, and after some consideration I concocted the fol lowing advertisement : "Will Mr. Carter, who formerly re sided at Barton, kindly communicate with Mr. Edward White, solicitor, Bell Y'ard, Doctor's commons. By doing so ho will greatly oblige." I inserted this advertisement in two or three of the London papers, and a few days afterward received a letter from Mr. White stating ihat Mr. Carter had called on him with reference to the ad vertisement; that ho was with a firm of solicitors in the city and would be happy to see me and give me any information in his power. As may be conjectured, I lost no time in running up to town and calling on Mr. Carter. I found him to be a frank gentlemanly man, of prepossessing ap pearance, who willingly told me what ho knew of the matter. "Yes," he said "I remember that bond very well; in fact, it was I who drew it. Mr. William Jackson intended borrow ing 1,000 from Mr. Sharper Flint, and gave us instructions to prepare the bond. He called in and executed tho document, but told us not to part with it until wo heard from him again, as ho had not quite made np his mind as to whether ho would borrow the money. Mr. Winter accordingly placed the bond iii his drawer. A few days afterward we received a letter from Mr. Jacksou saying that ho had determined not to borrow the money, and asking us to de stroy tho deed. Mr. Winter searched through the drawer for the bond, but, to his surprise, it was nowhere to be found. We searched through the office high and low, but could find no trace of it, and, so far as I know, It was never discover ed." "Thank you very much," I said. "That explains the whole matter; and if we may rely upon your assistance at tho trial. I think we shall have no difficulty in substantiating our defence." "Oh, certainly, I shall be happy to re nder you any assistance in my power," said Mr. Carter; and having thanked him for his information, I took my de parture. The trial was fixed to take place at the next assizes in tho neighboring town of Li'ishton; and you may bo sure that I and Mr. Jacksou and our witnesses were there in good time. After some other cases in the list had been disposed of Flint vs. Jackson was called on. Mr. Elsdon, Q. C, and Mr. Sefton appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Herbert, Q. C, and Mr. Lumsley for thedefendant. Mr. Elsdon opened the case on bdialf of the plaintiff. He stated that the action was brought to recover the sum of 1,000, advanced by Mr. Sharper Flint t the defendant, Mr. Jackson, for which the bond in question had been given. Mr. Elsdon here produced the bond, which our counsel after examining admitted. Mr. Flint stepped into the witness b"x and swore that he had advanced Mr. William Jackson the sum of 1,000 on the security of tho bond which had been produced that that sum had never been repaid to him, but that the whole of it was still due and owing. Mr. Herbert cross examined him pretty sharply as to whether the money had actually been advanced, and as to how he got posses sion of the bond; but he stuck to his story, and stepped down from the wit ness box with his evidence unshaken. Mr. Herbert addressed the court on behalf of the defendant. His learned friend, he said, had stated that he did not seo what defense there could be to the action; but if that were so, he was afraid the plaintiff had not been so frank with his legal advisers as he should have been. Ho then called Mr. Jolly, who explained the way in which he had found the bond, and also swore that the desk in which ho had found it formerly belonged to Mr. Winter, Mr. Jackson's solicitor. The plaintiff's counsel appa rently did not think much of this evi dence and allowed Mr. Jolly to stop down without any cross examination. Mr. Carfr-r then stepped into the box and stated the circumstances of the bond having been prepared by him whila he was in Mr. Winter's employ, of the let ter from Mr. Jackson stating that ho had determined not to borrow the money, ami requesting Mr. Winter to cancel the bond, and of the unsuccessful search for that document. Ho also stated that, as far as he knew, tlio bond had never boon fonnd. The plaintiff s counsel evident ly thought this more serious, and sub MOBRISVILLE AND HYDE PAKK, VERMONT, jected Mr. Carter to a rigorous cross examination, but failed to shake his evi dence in tho slightest decree. Mr. Jack- sou deposed that ho had been through his father's books and papers and found no traao of any such sum having boen borrowed. Mr. Herbert again addressed the court on behalf of the defendant, submitted that the evidence whieh he had added proved that the money had never boen advanced, and that the bond had never been "given to Mr. Flint. Mr. Elsdou replied on behalf of the plaintiff.and en deavored to make light of the evidence which had boen given. The learned judga shortly summed np the case anil the jury theu retired to consider their verdict. I had been so interested in watahing the case that I had noticed nothing else, but I now looked toward the place where Mr. Sharper Flint had been sitting, and found that he had disappeared. In a few minutes the jury returned to the court, and amid a profound silence tho clerk of the court asked th iiu the usual question: "Gentlemen of the jury, are you agreed upon your verdict?" "We are," answered the foreman, "Do you find for tho plaintiff or the defendant V "For the defendant." I heaved a sigh of relief, and, happening to look behind me, saw Farmer Jackson, the anxious expression which he had worn lately gradually giving way to his old look of gond natured contentment. The judge having ordered the verdict to ba entered for the defendant express ed an opinion that Mr. Flint ought to be prosecuted for fraud. Accordingly, as soon as I left the court, 1 obtained a warrant for his apprehension; but we were too late, for we found that he ha 1 abscoudod, taking with him all the money and portable securities he could lay his hands on. We traced him as far as Mudford, a junction about thirty miles from Barton, but there we lost all trace of him. However, he left ample property to s itisfy all his creditors, so nobody was a loser by his flight. Since that tinis I have had no reason to complain for want of practice, as the case brought my name prominently be fore the notico of tho public, who were pleased to give m-i more credit for the successful result than I perhaps deserv ed. They were confirmed in this opin ion by my friend, Mr. Jackson, who lauded the way in which I had conduct ed the case, and attributed no small part of his succe33 to mv efforts. He and I c mtinuo excellent friends to this day. He generally contrives to run up a mod erately long bill every year, and a few days after I send it in he calls on me with a check for the amount, and we have a chat over old times. Ciambers' Journal. SHE BELIEVES I" HO SIS. METE3IPSYC- A Widow Clings to a Turkey AVon't Go to Her Husband. and San Antonmio, Tex. Justice Leha Maque of the Fission EspaJa camo to town to-day aud related to interested auditors a very queer tale of the neigh borhood. One year ago Antonio Jimens, a likely-looking Mexican of the lower order, married a young widow, Eliza Valdez, who is described ns being re markably handsome, and prior to her last marriage qnito ardently desired Vy such youths ns had the good fortuno to be acquainted with her. The ceremony was of tho usual kind with this happy-go-lucky people; the black robed padre join ed them, there was a supper, some whis key, some dancing and music, and much guitar i laying. The festivities were kept up till a lato hour, but ended at last. The impatient bridegroom approached his prize, requesting her to make ready to accompany him to their future home. Ho was disagreeably astonished when she burst into tears, threw her arms around her aged grandmother's neck, and refused to go with him. Arguments, protestations, wooings, anger, were of no avail; she intended to stay there, and she stayed, giving no explanation furth er than that she was compelled to refuse to live with him. Jimens took himsolf offi i high dudgeon, but returned next morning to renew his pleading. He achieved tho same result, aud was left involved in the same mystery, the deeper as his recalcitrant spouse was a widow, and might have been reasonably suppos ed to have long ago overcome any stub born maidenly scruples. Tho state of affairs has not altered. Jimens lives by himsolf, and Mrs. Valdez, or rather Jimons de jure, if not (h' facto, lives with her grandmother. She has developed, however, a very singular mania which explains her queer action. Like most Mexicans, she believes in the doctrine of metempsychosis. With her it is not a matter of philosophy, but of superstition. There is a pet turkey around the place into which she asserts that the soul of the deceased Yaldez en tered on the night of her second mar riage. She tends tho bird with the most devoted assiduity; will not suffer it for a moment out of her sight ;has it in her bed chamber at night; follows it about like a slavish nurse; talks to it in terms of ex travagant endearment; is ill when it is ill; rejoices when it is well again, and gives it tho choicest food which her limit ed means enable her to procure. Under the influence of this intense and un natural attachment she has wasted away, and is no longer the buxom and blooming beauty of a year ago. It is a belief among her friends that when tho gobbler dies she, too, will seek consolation in the tomb. The idea is im movably fixed in her mind; all attempts to disabuse her of tho nonsensical im pression are resisted with tears, some times with violence. If the unconscious object of her attachment strays from her side, as, being an active bird enough, it sometimes does, she becomes nearly un manageable, and runs wildly from place to place seeking and calling it. This fantastic version of "Tho Quick or tho Dead" excites much interest in the Espada section, and Mrs. Valdez re ceives numerous sympathizing callers, with whom she is entirely affable, until they endeavor to show her that she is making a fool of hersolf. tt. Louis Democrat. Xo Rear to that Army. Reasoning dictated by fear is seldom logical. When a man becomes panic stricken hn recognizes but one principle for his guidance, that self-preservation is tho first law of nature, and is ready to repeat tho cry "I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety." The instincts of fear do not alwaj-s guide him to a Bufe place. In his confusion ho often rushes into more danger, and lio comes a ludicrous object to watch. In one of our prominent battles, a soldier belonging to a command which was sup porting n battery, was lying down with the rent of his regiment to obtain some cover afforded by a bit of rolling ground. The fire soon became so hot that his nerves could no longer stand the strain upon them, and ho sprang to his feet and started for the rear. He soon found himself in a level field that was being plowed by the shot and shell, which re crochetted over the rolling ground in front, and saw that he had got out of the frying pan into the fire. "What are you doing there?" cried an officer. "Well, "said tho man, "I'm looking for tho roar of this army, but it don't seem ta have any." Century. QUICKSILVER ON TAP. The Tiny, Clillering Stream that Pays For Working a Big Mine. From the San Jose Herald. By the advice of the gatekeeper we first we :it upon the "Hill." They told us that by the foot trail it was but a short distance, while by the wagon trail it was about three miles. After thirty minutes' up hill work we readied what is called English camp. This is a village of Cornish miners, and is a colony as distinct and separate from its surround ing neighbors as if it were planted upon an island in mid-ocean. They have their church, school and public hall. Here the miners meet of a Sunday or of an evening to while away the hours in reading, chatting and playing various kinds of games. From hero we kept onward and up ward to Spanish Ci'Un,, which, as its name indicates, is F'tailar curap to English Camp, except fhat its popula tion is composed of Spaniards. We did not.tarry here long enough to make much acquaintance with this village, but passed on by the old deserted Washing ton shaft to the American shaft, where we camped. The officer in charge of the American shaft took charge of us and showed us through tho department. In this shaft the water is 400 feet deep aud they keep a pump running day and night to keep it to that level. By tho kindness of one of the employees those of the party that were not too timid of being under ground and wading in a little mud, were favored with a trip of 500 feet through an old deserted tun nel. It was in this dismal place that our guide told us an old legond of the early mining days. As the story runs, a youthful ' native became enamored of a dusky maiden, but the cruel parents saw fit to frown upon his suit, and the dutiful daughter acquiesced in their decision and would have no more of him. Out of revenge for his slighted love he murdered the parents and stole away the maiden and carried her to this deserted shaft where ho had previously prepared a strong room and plenty of provisions for a long siege The friends of the kid napped girl sought her far and wide, but found no trace of her. He kept her here for several weeks, until his fiend ish heart had tired of its revenge, when he fled to unknown part3 and has never boen heard from since. Before leaving he hung an old skirt at the mouth of the shaft with a note telling the friends of tho girl her place of concealment, from which she was rescued more dead than alive. The entire moutain is honeycombed with miles and miles of tunnels, cuts and crosscuts, there being upward of 30 miles of underground work. There are the Washington, American, Buena Vista, St. Isabel and Randol shafts, all excepting the first being con nected by tunnels and underground ways. Some of these shafts are over 2,b00 feet deep, and one of them is 500 feet below the sea level. In this the temperature is very high, the miners be ing compelled to work in almost a nude condition and to change shifts very of ten. Of lato some of the shafts have boen bothered with au accumulation of gases that are very unwholesome to the laborer, and it is feared that it will seri ously impede the working of the mines. The mining of quiukatwer is far from being as profitable as in past years, and it is only by the application of tho most improved methods that it is made to pay at present prices. The reduction works are situated at the base of the hill aud cover an immense area, and there is en ough here to consume an entire day in sightseeing. All the ore from the vari ous shafts is wagoned to the brow of the hill and then let down to the works by means of an inclined cable railway, right into the upper story of the build ing, thereby saving the hauling of it a long distance and also the elevating of it to the top of the works, where it begins its journey in the reduction process. The furnaces ai-e run day and night, Sunday or Monday. Every hour they dump in a carload of ore at the top and take a load of rook from tho bottom. A small stream of pure rjuicksilver is constantly running into an iron basin, from which it is ladeled out into a scoop balanced for ninety pounds, from which it is funneled into an iron flask and tightly sealed. The novice is very much surprised af ter viewing the white heat of the fur nace and seeing the solid ore thrown in to go to the base of the furnace and see tho melted silver stream running out to find that he can hold his hand in the liquid without being burned. Again ho is surprised to see his guide drop a heavy iron bolt iuto tho liquid and fiud that the solid iron floats like cork. The most surprising thing to the ptranger is to view all these shafts,pumping engine, hoisting works, hundreds of men em ployed in mining, teams, and cars used in mining and transporting ore from tho mines to the furnaces, acres of furnacos and miles of piping.and nothing to show for this great outlay of labor and capital but a tiny stream of bright 6ilver that you would guess you could carry away in a bucket at night. A WESTERN WOMAN'S SCHEME. Cleveland, Ohio, has always boen no ted, if her citizen's are truthful, for tho most talented and sensible women in the State. There must be some truth in that nssertion, for here is one of them, whose story is told in that breezy town: An ingenious girl has hit upon nn in genious method of self-support. Some time ago she was bitten by au amateur photographic mania and became au adept at catching picturesque views. With one of those clever little detective cameras she amused herself whenever her fancy led her about the city, picking up hero an old apple woman, with skirts fluttering and cape bonnet blown back by an unkindly breeze, there a ragged news-girl, with her bundle of papers, yon a group of babies tumbling on the grass in the park, and somewhere else an Italian woraa i with a huge bag of stale crusts balanced on her head, full of artistic possibilities. The girl had some thing of an artist's temperament, and though she could neither paint nor draw she had an eye for the essential features and for what would or would not com pose well. Many of her photographs were really pictures, and, being caught instantaneously, preserved all tho spirit, and action, aud freshness of life. An artist friend saw them one day, and to her surprise offered to buy half a dozen of the best for suggestions for studio work. Two or three days' dwelling upon tho idea thus given her bore fruit. She was in want of money and resolved to turn what had been play into work. She and her camera are out every sunny morning from ten o'clock until threo nowadays, and an hour in the "dark room" of an evening brings out some of tho characteristic scenes of city lifo transferred to her negatives and ready to bo transformed into cash. Her work has quite a vogue among the studios and clever suggestions are often taken from it. She finds her best market for figure pieces.an attitudo.a smile.an ex pression often serving as o revelation of some queer phase of humanity, and sup plying the missing somewhat that some body wanted to incorporate into a pic ture. Sometimes an artist gives her a commission, naming the subject he is at work upon and asking her to bring in all the hints upon it that she can find. New York Graphic. CI pin THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1888. The Tool of Bethesdn. A letter from James Glaisher, of the Falestino Exploration Fund, to the Lon don 'Times says: I have great pleasure in communicating a discovery recently made in Jerusalem by Herr Conrad Schick. It appears to be nothing less than the 'Tool called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda" (Bethsaida or Beth zatha, St John v., 5). An apparently uninterrupted chain of evidence froim the years A. D. 3;S3 to the year 1180 speaks of the Probatim Piscina as near the Church of St. Anne. The place spoken of is said by tho earliest writers to have formerly had five porches, then in ruins. Nothing was known of the pool described by those writers until quite recently, when certain works car ried on by the Algerian monks laid bare a large tank or cistern cut in the rock to a depth of 30 feet. It lies under, but not immediately under, a later building, a iliiirc.li with an apse at tho east end. The cistern is 55 feet long from east to west; north and south it measures 12 J feet in breadth. A flight of 24 steps leads down into the pool from the east ern scarp of rock. Now, the first re quisite for the site of the pool of Bethesda is that it should be possible to have five porches. The only way in which this requisite could be satisfied i3 that the pool should be what is called a twin pool, such as that discovered close to the Convent of the Sisters of Sion that is to say, two pools lying side by side, having one portico on each of the four sides thus formed, and one between them on the wall of separation. Herr Schick now reports that he has found a continuation of the pool, or rather a sister pool, CO feet long, and of the same breadth as the first. We are, therefore, able to make out a reasonably strong case for identifying the newly-discovered twin pool with the Pool of Bethesda. The historical evidence in favor of this site as that which connects the Holy Sepulchre with the site adopted by Con stantino. In the minds of most, I think, it will be acknowled ged that we have here the ancient Pool of Bethesda. A Sailor Spins a Yarn. A man attired in the picturesque blue uniform and jaunty cap of the sailor of the United States Navy, was among the passengers who strolled along the plat form. He was to meet his mother in Washington. Each had thought that the other had been dead for over a quart er of a century. He gave his name ns Benjamin Cooper, and said : "Yes, I was but 15 years of age I was living with mother on a little farm in Mich igan. Father had died, aud had left us the farm. W hen the war fever was in tense I became enthusiastic, and in 1862 left home to become a sailor and have been one ever since. I went to sea on the Cumberland, the vessel that was afterward sunk by the Merrimac. 1 was transferred to the Mississippi River fleet and went to Vicksburg and New-Orleans. I was on Admiral Farragut's flagship on the memorable occasion when he was lashed to the masthead and gave his or ders. I shall never forget that exciting time, aud how Farragut's bravery made his men more enthusiastic than they had ever been before. After the war I started for my home in Michigan. While in Chicago I learned that my mother vu3 dead, i.nd under viie iinimlti of the moment I re-enlisted in the navy, where I have been ever since. I have been around the world three times. A short time ago, when I was iu San Francisco, my time expired. While there, unde cided what to do or where to go, I heard that mother was still alive and well, and that she was living iu Washington. I learned, too, that she thought I had been dead for jcars. I have saved a good portion of my earnings and nearly all of the prize money that I received during'the war, and have now a snug little estate that will keep mother and myself comfortable for the rest of our lives. I loft San Francisco as soon as I heard that sho was still living. To-night I expect to see her for the first time since 1802." How Miss Rives Astonished Two Youths. A couple of Washington's gilded youth were down iu Albemarle county not long ago on a hunting expedition, and, being properly endorsed, they concluded to ...ill -, tlA f K-i.linti rmv?lif. Thfiv went. and were ushered into the parlor, where they waited an hour, and then the young woman entered, and the two youngsters scarcely old enough to vote, either of them were almost scared out of their wits. She came in attired in a pure white gown, with an immensely long train, and with great angel sleeves reaching to tho floor, and bearing in her two hands, like some weird priestess, a huge lamp, emitting the softest rays of shaded light The boys at once thought of "She," and were on the point of falling out the back window, but they recovered as she sat down tho lamp, and by the time she had talked aw hile and invited them to supper they were calm enough for all practical purposes. At the supper table one sat by Miss Rives's side aud the other one immediately opposite, and was talking to some one on his sido of the table, while Miss R., devotod herself to the other. They were talking of people, psychical ly and otherwise, and Miss It., remarked with a nod toward her companion's friend : "Now there's a man I never could get along with. Look at his face; there i8 nothing in it; he is absolutely stupid." The young man was embarrassed. He felt that it was not gallant to differ with his hostess, aud he felt that it was not kind to acknowledge that his friend was a fool, so ho maintained a discreet sil ence and let the eccentric being talk on. The boys held a conference later, and the one across the table confessed he had heard all that had been going on on the other sido. Philadelphia Seics. His Nerve Did Not Save Him. Early last week a young farmor, Joseph Silva, while cutting hay iu a field near Centreville, encountered a large rattlesnake, which ho struck with his scythe and stunned. Silva supposed he hail killed the reptile, and picked it up by tho tail to cut off the rattles. Holding the snake almost at arm's leng th, he hacked at the cartilage connect ing the rattle with the tail several times without severing it. Ho then gripped the snake by the body, and as tho knifo penetrated it, as a last effort the ven omous creature doubled and struck him on the little linpcr.bnrving its fangs deep in tho flesh. Tlio boy shook the snake off, and without an instant's hesitation cut the finger oil" at tho middle joint above the place where tho reptile's teeth had entered. Even then his nerve did not desert him, aud he made his way homeward, a considerable distance. Hero he drank a large quantity of whis key, and had his bleeding linger bandag ed'. Ho felt no ill effects from the bite and three days later his curiosity led him to search for the piece of his fing( r which he had left in the field. He found tho finger black with tho poison it had absorbed, and without consideration of the consequences, handled it. The virul ent poison came in contact with his wound, and that night he died in ter rible agony. Portland Orcfjoniun. KEN. IN A JAPANESE INN. So ino Pat h Regulations vvhiclt Con fuse the Stranger. There is no general dining room and no set hour lor meals at a Japanese inn. The guest claps his hands and orders his food at any hour of the day or night, and it is brought to his room on a lacquer tray, and set on the floor before him, or, at most, elevated on a table, or ozen, about four inches high. In a small room opening from the office and entrance room of the tea house, two girls were sorting the landlord's new tea, just brought in from the country. They sat before a large fable, raised only a few inches from the floor, and from a heap of tea at one end scattered little handfuls of tea leaves out thinly over the lacquer top. With their deft lingers they slide off to one side the. smallest and finest leaves from tho tips of the new i-hoots of the tea plant; and tho larger and coarser leaves were slipped to the other side iuto a box by themselves. They did it so quickly ami with such a sure quick touch that it was pleasure to watch them, aud to judge by the coy gig gling and conscious tittering, it was a pleasure to the pretty maids to be watch ed so attentively. In another corner of the vestibule place two other little maids were at work at what corresponds to putting on clean pillow cases in other countries. Tho Japanese pillow is a wooden box with a little padded roll on top, and at inns the pad is covered with mulberry paper each day. The bath room of a Japanese inn is as public and open to the world as tho kitchen generally without any door, and with glass walls or screens at the most. In passing through to the rooms back or going up stairs one always has the bath in view; often a largo tank, where three or four can socially dip together. From the late afternoon until midnight, or later, there is always a splashing in the bath room and steam issuing from its opeu door, as the natives stand im mersion in boiling water with the great est glee, and always have it at geyser temperature. Often the tub is a small one, and then several people take turns in the same water. Foreigners being known to be queer on the subject of bathing, preferring to bathe alone and unseen, and to have fresh water each time are generally invited in first. The master, as they call the mascu line head of our party, was invited to the bath room at Mishima at 5 o'clock the first afternoon. Ho found it a doorless glass -sided apartment, but the landlord quieted him by bringing in a folding screen about three feet high and setting it between the tub and the general view of the office, corridor, garden, and main street. A too vigorous sweep of the bather's arm knocked the screen down, and the foreigner had to drop to his chin in tho water and call for help. The two girls who were sorting tea ran in and set tho screen up, as cooly and as much without thought as a home servant would go in to put up the blower on the parlor grate. There are harrowing stor ies still handed down of the experience of early travelers in the interior, who had the w hole tea house aud town crowd to the bath room of an inn, and filled the air with their admiration of tho beautiful white skin of the foreign bath er. In the old times the bath tub used quite as often to be beside the doorstop, and ho who traveled tho country roads might see the inhabitants in the act of Hearing godliness as he rode by at sun down, and the people lost nothing that passed by. St. Lonis Globe. A TROUT-STEALING BEAR. She Meets Her Fate at the Hands of an Angry Fisherman. Costello, Penn. A. L. Barton of this place went trout fishing a few days ago on Dorrin's run, one of the tributa ries of the famous Sinnemahoning. He camped along the creek at a big spring. JIo captured 200 fine trout the first day, and at night placed them in the cold water of the spring to keep them nice and fresh. When Barton went out to the spring next morning only a dozen of the smallest of his fish were there. There was no way for them to get out of the spring without help, and Barton sus pected that some fishermen who were camped a mile or so up the creek had carried off his trout. Ho made up his mind to watch the spring the next night, believing that the thief or thieves would pay it another visit. He placed his sec ond day's catch in the spring, and when night came, he wrapped himself up in a blanket ami lay down near the spot be hind some bushes, to watch his fish.armed with a shotguu. He lay there for an hour without any thief making bis ap pearance, and was about dropping off to sleep when he heard the noise of some thing approaching the spring, He grasped his gun and waited. In a few seconds he was surprised to Eee, not a thieving fellow fisherman approaching to purloin the trophies of his skill, but the dark and ponderous form of a bear, accompanied by two cubs, stealing toward the spring. Burton is a man of courage and some thing of a hunter, and he resolved to bag all three of the bears. He waited out of curiosity to see if they wore really responsible for the loss of his trout. The old bear went straight to tho spring, thrust her paw iii the water and dipped out a trout, which she divided between her cubs. That was all Barton cared to see, and before the bear fished out another trout he blazed away at her with both barrels of his gun. They were loaded with duckshot, Barton having gone out prepared to shoot wood-duck, which are plentiful along the creek. He was but a few feet away from the bear, aud the charges struck her with good effect. She fell howling to the ground, while the cubs ran confusedly about, whining like puppies. Barton rushed up to where the bear lay but she was not dead and jumped to her feet, she at once attacked him. Ho retreated to his tent, the wounded bear following him closely. Entering his tent, he found his axe, and meeting the bear at the door, killed her with two blows of the axe. The cubs ho captured alive, and has fhem now in his yard. The old bear weighed 300 pounds. Then Outspake the Small Boy. The trick contribution box, about which so much was written in the days that are gone, has been outdone com pletely by tho precocious small boy. This small boy is about 4 years of age, ami was takon last Sunday evening to church by his father. When a man puts a silver cart wheel in the contri bution box he don't care who sees it. Even when it is a half, a quarter, ten cents, or even a nickel, he does not ex ercise much care in dropping it, but when it drops in the scale of value to a penny the fingers and hand arc apt to liido it as much ns possiblo from view. On the night in question tho deacons wero taking up tho usual collection and presently reached the man and his son. As the father deftly deposited his coin in the box with an audible jingle, the small boy, watching everything like a lynx, spoke up with a briskness and rapidity impossible to check, looking the collector straight in the eye, saying: "That's my penny; papa took it from my bank." Shakespeare wa not a broker; but tUio eluo has furnished so many stock quotations. i j iii 1.7 z.js. SUXDArSSERMOX ' ONE OF REV. Tfl. TAhMAGE'S STERLING DISTOUIISES. Subject: "In Good Humor With Our Circumstances." TaxT: content with suck things as ye hacc." Hebrews xiii, G. If I should ask someone: "Whore is Brook lyn to-dayr" he would snv, "At Urighton Ieach, or East Hampton, or SUelter Island." "Where is .New York to-day:" "At 1 oil" Branch." "Where 1 hiladulpliia?' "At Capo May." "Where is Boston'" "At ilarlha's Vineyard." "Where is Virginia:" "At tno Sulphur Springi" "Where tlio great multi turie from ail parts of the land;" "At Sara toga," the modern l ethesda, where the anel of health is ever stirring the wators. But, my friends, the largest multitude are at homo, detained by bus.ness or circumstanrra. Anions thorn all newspapermen, thu hardest nuuuuuii uie least compeusa e l; city rail road employes, and ferry masters, aud the police, and the tens of thousands 01 clerKs und merchants waiting for their turn of ab sence, and households with an invalid who cannot be moved, and others hindered by stringent oircumstances, and tho great mul titude of well to do people who stay at home because they like homo better than any other place, refusiu to go away simply because it is the fashion to go. When the express wagon, with its mountain of trunks directed to the Catskifis or Magara, goes through the streets, we stand nt our window envious and impatient, and wonder why we cannot go as well as others, loos that we are, as thougU one could not be ns happy at home as any where eise. Onr jrraiullathers and grund mothers had as good a time as we have, lon before the first spring was bored at Sar toga, or the first deer shot in the Adiron dacks. They made their wedding tour to the next farm house, or, living in Sow York, the celebrated they event by an extra walii ou the Battery. Now, the genuine American is not happy until he is going somewhere, and the passion is so great that there are Christian people with their families detained in the city who come not to the house of Uod, trying to giva people tho idea that they are out of town ; leaving the door plate uuscoured for the same reason, and for two mouths keeping tho front shutters clo.-ed while they sit in the back part of the house, the thermometer at ninety ! My friends, if it is better for us to go, let us go au I be happy, if it be best for us to stay at home, leo us stay at noma and be happy. There is a great deal of good com mon senso in Baul's advice to tlio Hebrews: "Be content with such things as ye have." To be content is to be in good humor with our circumstances, not picking a quarrel with our obscurity, or our poverty, or our social position. 1 here are four or five grand reasons why we should be content with such things as we have. The first reason that I mention as leading to this spirit devised in the text, is the con sideration that the poorest of us have all that is indispensable in life. Ve make a great ado about our hardships, but how little we talk of our blessings. Health and bodv, which is given in largest quantity to those who have never been petted, and foudled.aud spoiled by fortune, we take as a matter of course. Bather have this luxury, and have it alone, than, without it, look out of a Ealace window upon parks of deer stalking etween fountains and statuary. These peo ple sleep sounder o:i a straw mattre3s than fashionable invalids on a coueh of ivory ana eagles' down. Tho dinner of herbs tastes better to the appetite sharp ened on a woodman's ax or a reaper's scytho than wealthy indigestion experiences seated at a table covered with partridge, and veni son, and pineapple. The grandest luxury God ever gave a man is hcalta. Ho who trades that oil for all the palates of the earth is infinitely cheated. We look back at vhe glory of tho last Napoleon, but hj would have taken his Veisail.es and his Tuiieries if with them we had been obliged to take his gout? Oh,'' says sumo one, "it isn't the grosser pleasure; I covet, but it is tho fr.ratiti ration ot an artistic and intellectual taste." Why, my brother, von have tho original from whi.-h these pivt'iiv.s m-j eepjed. What is a sunset on a w.-iil conm.ire.l with a sunset hung in loops ot lire en the heavensi What is a casr ado silt nt on a canvas coin pared with a cascade that makes tho moun tain tremble, its spray ascend. ng like the departed spirit of the water slain on the rocks? Oh, there is a great deal of hollow affectation about a fon iness for pictures on the part of tlmse who never a; preciate the original from which tho pictures are takon. As though a parent should have no regard for his child, but go into ecstasies over its photograph. Bless the Lord to-day, oh, man 1 oh, woman! th.it though -ou may be shut out from the works of a Church, a Bierst idt, a Kubens and a Kaph'iel. you still have free access to a gallery grander than the Louvre or the Luxemburg or the Vatican the royal gal ery of the noonday heavens, the Kind's gallery of the midnight sky. Another consUerat on leading us to a spirit of contentment is t .ef ict that our hap piness is not drp.-ndent upon outward cir cumstances. You s c people happy and m s erablo amid all circumstances, inn fain, v w here the last loaf is on tho table, and the last stick of wuod on the tiro, you sonietbno find a cheerful confidence in God, while in a very tine place you will see and hear d scord sounding her war whoop and hospitaliy. freezin; to death in tue cheerless parlor I stopped one day on Broadway at the hen 1 of Wall street, at the foot of Trinity chun h, to see who S' emed tho happiest pi opio pas-in. I judged from their looks the" lu.pp est peo pie were not those who went uown into Wa street, for they had on liv ir brow the ntix -ty of the dollar they evp -cted to make: n the peonl' who cnnirt f f tr they thev had on thc:ir brow the anxiety of the dollar they ha I lost; nor the p -ople who swept by in splendid eiU'page, for thev met a carriage that was liner than theirs. The happiest person in all that crowd, judg ing from tho countenance, was tho woman who sat at the apple stand knitting. 1 lie lievo real happiness oftener loolcsoutof the wnuiow ot an nuniDie n me inan inrougn the opra glass of the gilded box of a the.itre I find Nero growling on the throne. I find Paul singing in a dungeon. I lind King Ahab going to bed at noon through melancholy, while near by is Naboth contented in the pos session of a vineyard. Hainan, Prime Minis ter of Persia, frets himself almost to death because a poor Jew will not tip his hat; an 1 Ahithophel, one of ths greatest lawyers of Bible times, through fear of dying, hangs h mself. Tho wealthiest man, forty years ago, in New York, when congratulated over his large estate, replied: "Ah! you don't know how much trouble 1 have in taking care of it." Byron declare I in his last hours that he had never seen more than twelve happy days in all his lire. I do not believe ho had seen twelve minutes of thorough sat isfaction. Napoleon I. said: "I turn with disgust from the cowardice and sellishness of men; 1 hold life a horror; death is repose. What I have suffered the last twenty days is beyon I human comprehension." While, on the other hand, to show how one may be happy amid the most disadvantageous cir cumstances, just after the ( Icean Monarch had been wrecked in the English channel, a steamer was cruising along in the rinrknos, w hen the captain heard a song, a sweet song, coining over ths water, and he bore down toward that voice, and found it was a Chris tian women on a plank of the wrecked strainer, singing to the tune of "tt. Mar tin's:" Jcsai", lover of my soul, bet nie to Thy bosom fiy. While the billows near me roll, While the tempest still is hhjh. The heart right toward God and man, we are happy. The heart wrong toward Uod and man, we are unhappy. Another reason why we should come to this spirit ineulcated in tho text is the fact that all the differences of earthly condition are transitory. The houses you build, the land you culture, the places in which you barter, are soon to go into other hands. However hard you may have it now, if you ore a Christian tho sceao will soon end. Pain, trial, persecution never knock at the loor of tho grave. A eollin m ido out of pine bomlsisjust as good a resting place as one made out of silver mounted mahogany or ros.'woo 1. (io down among the resting places of the dead, aud you will lind that though eoplo there ha 1 a greater difference of worldly circumstances, now they are all aliko unconscious. The ban I that greeted the Senator, ami the l'rosident.nnd the Kin is still as tho hand that hardened ou the mechanic's hammer or the manufacturer's w heel. It does not make any diU'orenee now whether there is a plain stone above them from which the traveler pulls asi.le the wee.ls to road tho name, or a tall shatt springing into tho heavens as though to tell their vir tues to tho skies. In that silent land there are no titles fur great men, and thero are no rumblings of chariot wheels, and there is never h 'ard the foot of the danoa. The Kayptian cunno which is thrown on the li d ls in the east lor the enrichment of the soil is the dint rake 1 out from the seput 'hers of kings and lords and mighty m m. Oh th chagrin of thost men if they had ever known t h it in the at t.-r ages of tho world they won hi have been called Egyptian gu mo. Of how much worth now is the crown of Casirf Who bids for it.' Who cares now anything about tho Amphictyonic council or tho laws of Lycurgus; Who trembles now b.-caiis3 Xorxes crossed tho He'losaont ua a bridge of boats! Who tears because Webu chadnnzzar thundors at tin gates of Jerusa lem? Who cares now whether or not Cleopatr marries Antony t Who oroucheu before Fer dinand, or Boniface, or Alaric? Oan Crom well dissolve the English parliament nowl Is William, Prinze of Orange, King of the Netherlands.' No, no! However much Elizabeth may love the Russian crown, she must pasi it to 1'eter, and Fetor to Catherine, an 1 Catherine to Paul, and Paul to Alex ander, an 1 Alex and or to Nicholas. Leopold puts the German s ept T iutj the haul of Joseph, and Philip comes dowu on the .Span ish throne to let Ferdinand go on. House of Aragon, house of HapsUirg, house of Stuart, house of Bourbon, xpoarreling about everything eUe, but agreeing in this: "The fashion of this world passetu away." But have all those dignita ries gone? Can they not bo called back I have been in assemblages where I have beard tho roll called, an 1 many d stinguished men have answered. If I should call the roll to day of somoof those mighty ones who have go'io I wonder if they would not answer. I will call the roll. I will cad the roll of the Kings lirst: Alfred th Groat! William the Conqueror! Frederick III Louis XVI! No answ-er I will call the to e of tba poets: Robert Southev! Thomas Campbell! John Keats! George Orabbo! Boliert Burns! No answer. I cad tho roll of nrtits: Michael Augelo! l'aul Veronese! Will am Turner! Christopher Wren! No answer. Eyef c osad. Earsd'mf. Lips silent. Hands pal sied, fcepier, p-neil, pen, sword, put down forever. Why should we struggle for such baubles? Another reason why we should eulture this spirit of chejrfulnes3 is the fact that Gol knows what is best for His creatures. You know what is best for your child. Ho thinks you are not as liberal w t'a him as you ought to be. He crdicis 'S your discipline, but you look over tho whole Held, mid you, iovin? that child, do what in your deliberate judg ment is host for him. Now, Go 1 is the ties of fathers Sometimes his children think that he is hard on them, and that be is not as libera! with thera as ho might bo. But chil dren do not know as much as a father. I can tell you why ymt are not largely a. Huent, and why you have not been grandly success ful. It is because you cannot stin I the temp tation. If your path had been smooth, you would have dep aided upon jour own surefootedness; but Go! roughened that path, so you have to take hold of his haini. it tlio weather nail been mild, you would have loitered along the water courses, but at the first howl of the storm you quickened your pace heavenward and wrapped ar am I yo.i the warm robe of a SSoviour's righteous less. "What have I done.'" says the wlie itshaf to the fanner; 'what have I done th it you beat me so hard with your flail;" The f irmer makes no answer, but the rake takes off the straw, and the mill blows the chalf to the wind, and the golden grain falls down at the foot of the windmill. After awhile, tho straw looking down from th9 mow upon the golden grain banked up on cither sido the floor under stands why the farmer beat the whoatsheaf with the flail. W ho are those before the throne? The an swer came: "These are they who, out of great tribulation, had ttnir robes washed and made white in the b'.ood of the lamb." Would Go I that we could understand that our trials are the very best thing for us. If we had an appreciation of that truth, then we should know why it was that John Noyra, the martyr, in the very midst of the flame, reached down and picked up one of the fagots that was consuming him, and kissed it, and said: "Blessed be God for the time when I was born for this proferment." They who sutler with Him on earth shall be glorified with Him in heaven. Be content, then, with such things as you have. Another consideration loading us to the spirit of the text is the assurance that the Lord will provide somehow. Will he who holds the water in the hollow of his hand a low his children to die of thirst? Will he who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, aud all the earth's luxuriance of grain and fruit, allow his children to starve? Go out to morrow morning at 5 o'clock in the woods and hear tho birds chant. They have had no breakfast, they know not where they will dine, they have no idea where they will sup; but hear the birds chant at 5 o'clock in the morning. "Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather" into barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are you not much better than they?" Seven thousand people, in Christ's time, went into the desert. Thov were the most improvident people I ever heard of. They deserved to starve. They might have taken food enough to last them until they got back. Nothing did they take. A lad, who had more wit than all of them put together, asked his mother that morning lor soma loaves of bread and some fishes. They were put into his sachuL He went out iuto the desert. From this provision the seven thousand were fed, and the more they ate the larger the loaves grew until the pro vision that the boy brought in one sachel was multiplied so he could not have carried the fragments home in six sachels. "O," yousay, "times have changod,and the day of miracle has gone." I reply that, what God did then by miracle, He does now in some other -way, and by natural laws. "I have been young," said David, "but now I am old; yet have 1 never seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread." It is high time that you people who are fretting about worldly circumstances, and who are fearing vou are wiiiiiib i, au I . u utM fcwtu win nip win v& the eternal Uuil is iuv oiveU iu luo luct iuav you are to have enough to eat and to war. Again: I remark that the religion of Jesus Christ is tho grandest inMueace to make a man contented. Indemnity nirainst all finan cial and spiritual harm! Jt culms the spirit, dwindles tlio earth into insicnilicance, and swallows up the soul with the thought of heaven. O ye who have been going about from place to place expecting to tind in change of circumstances something to give solace to tho spirit, I commend you, this morning, to the warm hearted,earnest, prac tical, common sense religion of the Lord Jesus Christ. "There is no ioace, saith my God, for tho wicked, " and as long as you con tinue in your sin vou ill be miserable. Come to Christ. Ma oIlim your portion, and start for h aven.and you wi'l be a happy m in you will be a happy woman. Y"et, my friends, notwithstanding all these inducements to a s irit of contentment, I have to tell you this morning the human race is divided into two classes those who scold and those who get scolded. The car penter wants to he anything but acarpen er, and the mason anythin ; but a mason, and t.ie banker nnvthing but a banker, and th lawyer anything but a lawyer, and the min ist r anything hut a minister, and everybody v'.uid be happy if he were only somebody else. The anemone wants to lie a sunflower, ud tho apple orchard - throw down theit bouns because the are not tall cedars, a id tho scow wants to bo a schoon t, and tua sloop would like 'o e a seventy-four p 'under, and parents have the wor-t children that ever were, and ever odv has the great"st mig- rtuno, and ev rythin r is nrwiue down or ri ig to bo. Aj! mv fronds, you never ak ! anv advaiM fir u :h sen i a spirit as it. Vou ciuiu t fr t yours if up: you i ' fret yourself down. Aim 1 ail this gr.il ; of tonus 1 st r k -this stnusj of the Gosel . p: "(imlini' ss wilh content m nr. is grout am. We brought n 'thing into tho worM, n I it is very certain we can carry nothing ut; having fool and raiment, lot us there .vnh ba content." Let us all remember, if we are Christians, that we are going after a while, whatever be .ur circumstances now, to have a glorious vacation. As in summer we put off our gar ments and go down into the cool sea to bathe, so we wiil put off these garments of flesh, and step into the cool .Ionian. We will loolc around for seme place to lay down our weariness; and the trees will say: "Come and rest under our shadow;" and the eartfc will say: "Come mid sleep in my bosom;" ami tho winds will say: "Hush! while 1 sing thee a cradle hymn ;" and while six strong men carry us out to our last resting place, and ashes come to ashes and dust to dust, we will see two scarred feet standing amid the broken soil, and a lacerated brow bendinj? over the open grave, while a voice, tender with all affection and mighty with all omnipotence, will declare: "I am the resur rection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." Comfort one another with these words. Now that Dr. De Bausset has been refused a patent on his proposed air Bhip it will bo in order for others to take up the idea and test its value or worthlessness, as the case may be. The opinion of the examiners seems to be Ihat the gentleman proposes to tako the one stop which goes beyond tha sublime, his sohemo being too big to be practical. But nothing has yet been idvanced to provo that tho 2s. rtial vacuum plan does not offer great ad rautages over the method of obtaining '.he desired buoyancy by means of in llation. Perhaps it will be found pos sible to successfully harness the balloon mado on a smaller scale to tho moving railroad car, relieving tlio latter of a portion of its weight, but permitting uiflicient hold of tho track for steadi ness of motion, while the undiminished weight of tho loeomotivo furnishes all '.ho power required to draw a much greater quantity of freight than can nt (iresent bo moved by the ono engine. Something like this was suggested a few weeks ago by Kdison, and thoro are Tew who will dare to pronounce any thing impossible or impracticable that lias received his indorsement. A nv.w Xokk coroner's physician re marks that in his experience ho has found that more people die in the fourth floor of a building than in any of the others. In the cases of sudden deaths he says that there are more which take place on the fourth floor iu ono year in New York than iu all other parts of the houses combined.