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BRATTLEBOBO, YT., FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1873.
THE "VERMONT PHOENIX.
Published every Friday Erenlogby
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BKNJ. II. JENNE & CO.,
KirE AND lUtE 1NSCRANCC AGKXT8.
Repretentlng Companies whoso Attett tre OTer
REAL ESTATE AOENCT. TKHEMKNTB TO LET,
Office In Thompton k Ranger's Block, neit door to
TA.YX.01t fc NOYES. drown :.od
Jobbers In 1'LOUIt, LIME, OIL k FERTILIZERS,
LOEOJVAJID fc HOE88, Manufactur
er? of CIOARB. Dealere In TODAOCO, PIPES,
to. i Brooka Slock, Drtttleboro, Vt.
. Cutler's llloo k, Mn St., Brattleboro, Vt
C2C,. HOWE, riiotofrnxlicr,
. Union lllock, Drtttleboro.
EW. STODUAIID, .
, ATTORNEY k COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
FIEIVD fc TYZVEIt,
Attorneys snd Solicitors, Brsttleboro, Vt.
O.K. Firxr.. J.M.Titxs.
A.rA.MS Git AY, t. 3.,
j'tlfilcios and Surgeon,
Lite residence of Julius J. Ester.)
E CROSBY & CO., Commission Mercbtnls, and
Wholesale Dealers In FLOUR AND GRAIN,
HD. UOLTON, M. V., Physician tnd Burgeon,
Brsttleboro, Vt. office at retldence, corner
of Main and Walnnt ats. At home before 8 1. m., and
from 1 to 3 It 6 to 7 o'clock r. it.
TTt J. CARPENTER, ManKT Blocx, Elliot street,
H. i - f. - V.n. n,l . ltnnka. Station.
ery, Newtpapers, Ma'gsilnes and Periodicals. Sub
scriptions received for the prlnclpslNewspapcnand
Magatlnes, and forwarded by mall orotherwlae.
WIN8X.OW f3. srSTEIl, Attorney
at Law, Bellowa Falls, Vt.
AD. mJTNAM, Xontl8t,
. cnoim Block, Braixleboho.Vi.
ATTOREY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Office No. 3 & 4 Town Hall, PUTKEY, VT
Xante, Business and Location of the leading
Business Houses in Brattlcboro.
CVCUT THIS OCT TOA BITxaiKCX.
C. F. THOMPSON h CO., WiUlston's Stone Block.
WOOD k MARSHALL, Exchange Block, Main Street.
CLARK It FRANKS, Revere Houae Block.
ISAAC D. BAILEY, Elliot Bt.
Booksellers and dtatlonera.
CHENEY at CLAPP, Crosby Block.
W. FELTON k CO., 3 Brookt House.
J. 8TEEN, Flther'l Block, Main Bt.
F. O. EDWARDS, I door north American Home.
Hook atlCl 3TOD TCrtntintf.
ilOTJSEUOLD PUBLISHING CO., Market square.
Hoots and Shoes.
A. F. BOYNTON, Marshall k Eaterbrook'a block, M.at.
C. L. BROWN, MarsbaU k Esterbrook's block Maln-st.
J. RETTING, Illgh-st., adjolniog Brooka House.
0. J. PRATT, I Granite Block.
C. L BROWN, Marshall & Esterbrook's block, Maln-st.
J. RETTING, Higb-sL, adjoining Brooka House,
Clsolce Family Groceries.
CLARK k WILLARD, 1 Brooka Honae.
F. K. BARROWS, offlce with P. Bsrrows.
Coffins and Caskets.
C. L. BROWN, Msrsball k Esterbrook's Hit, Main St.
Contractor ami Xlnlldora.
UIQLEY & CUURCU, Elliot Street.
Crockery anil Glass lVure.
M. T. VAN DOORN, 1 Crosby Block.
E. L. COOPER 8 Brooka House,
R. A. WEBBER, Main Street, opposite Revere Uonte.
Doors, ajaala and Blinds.
C. F. THOMPSON k CO., WiUlston's Stone Block.
CLARK k FRANKB, Revere House Block.
UIOLEY CHURCH, (Msnufacturer) Elliot Street.
1. N. THORN k CO., 3 Crosby Block.
CLARK h WILLARD, 1 Brooka House.
P. BARROWS, Main Street, opposite Brooks House.
0. I. PRATT, 1 Granite Block..
C. F. THOMPSON k CO., WiUlston's Stone Block.
TAYLOR k NOYES, Thompson & Ranger's Block.
Floor and Groceries.
1. W. FROST k CO., Oroaby Block.
FRANK O. HOWE, Marshall it Esterbrook, Maln-st.
A. O. DAVENPORT, 3 Crosby Block.
E. T. UAYNES, Elliot Street.
TAYLOR k NOYES, Thompson k Ranger's Block.
C. F. THOMPSON it CO., WiUlston's Stone Block.
J. RETTING, Hlgb-sL, adjoining Brooks House.
C. L. BROWN, Marshall k Esterbrook's Block, Main st.
IL B. SOULE, Ryther'a Block, Main Street.
SSuna, llatola and Ammunition.
TAYLOR At NOYES, Thompson It Ranger's Block.
lfalr JTevrelry 3Ianafacturer.
MRS. C. 8. PERRY, Green Btreet, 3d bouse from
MRS. S. E. BALDWIN, nearlyopposlte Brookt House.
Ilardn are, Xron and Steel,
CLARK it FRANKS, Revere Home Block.
0. F.,TH0MPSON k CO., WilUaton't BlonftBlock.
UEUSTIB it BURNAF, Main Htrset.
lluta, Caps and Fun,
U. E. TAYLOR, 3 Union Block.
AMERICAN HOUSE, O. A. Borden, Proprietor.
BHOOKS HOUHE, Chsrlea O. Lawrence, Proprietor.
REVERE HOUBli H. O. Nash, Proprietor.
BRAXTLEBORO HOUSE, H. A. Morey, Proprietor.
Ice Cream ltooms,
E. L. COOPER, 8 Brooks Houae.
CAMPBELL k CUDWORTH, Union Block.
BENJ. R. JENNE ftc OO., Thompson At Ranger'a Block.
MOODY k HOWE, Savlnga Bank Block. '
F. II. H0LD1NO, (manufacturer) Union Block.
THOMPSON It RANGER. 7 Granite Row,
C. B. PERRY, Bytber'a Arcade.
Llrery and Feeding; Ntaulea.
F. II. FARR, BIrgo Btreet.
1, W, SMITH, rear Crosby Block.
L. U. CRANE, Canal Btreet.
BUTTON it KATHAN, Bridge St., near R. R. Depot.
Market Gardener and Florist.
C. E. ALLEN, Canal Btreet.
M eat W arketa.
W. V. RICHARDSON, Market block, EUloUt.
11. HADLEY, Main Btreet.
Ilfllllnery and Fancy Goods,
MISSES MAR81I k BALLARD, over Steen'a Store.
MISS M. 8. PICKETT, 9 Crosby Block, 3d floor.
MRS. T. AVERY, 6 Crosby Block.
O. J. PRATT. 1 Grsnlte Block.
MRS. J. W, WHITNEY, Brooka House,
MRS. E. IL BARBER, at B. R. Jemhx's, Grren-8t.
Paints and Oils.
0. F. THOMPSON It CO., WillUton's Stone Block.
CLARK It FRANKS, Revere House Block.
Paper Vanalag and Window Shades,
J. BTEEN, Fisaer'a Block, Main Street.
M. T. VAN DOORN, 7 Crosby Block.
D. A. nENRY, Culler's Block, Main Btreet,
C. U HOWE, Union Block.
. . .Plumbers.
WM.dOULD. CUf Btreet.
. tt mtwnn nnl. Til .v.
PRATT, WBIohT ft CO., 3 Orsnlte Raw, Mala Slrt.
s. o. uuauftc A A t v-vp , m m v u jautq wtw,
loves and Till Ware.'
HOLDEN ft NEWHALL, (also Rooflng SUte). Maln-st,
nuuu s jUAitoiiALU., .scuanKanocx,Jlala Btreet.
C. L. BROWN, Marshall ft Esterbrook's Block, Mala at
U. B. SOULE, Ryther'a Block, Main 81,
J. RETTING, High st.,' adjoining. Brooks Hesse,
0, L. DROWN, Marshall It Esterbrook's Block, Mi
MOODY & HOWE.
Conoral Insuranco Agents,
ftwreientlpg (he following coirptnlei ! '
iETNA OP HAltTFORD, ,7
HOME OF NEW YORK,
SPRINGFIELD & SPRINGFIELD,
PENNSYLVANIA INSURANCE CO.,
AMERICAN OF PHILADELPHIA,
ROYAL OF LIVERPOOL,
TRAVELERS OF HARTFORD,
MUTUAL LIFE OF NEW YORK.
OFFICE IN SAVINGS BANK BLOCK.
Malcolm Moody, II, Howe.
Brsttleboro, Not. lat, 1873. 19
ECONOMY 'vsirs.- HARD TIMES.
There la no question that the Judicious use of Phos
phate, very largely Increases the product of our toll,
and every Farmer who practice True Economy gets
all he can from each acre.
Af tor eevcr al yeara experience, we feel well qualified
to Judge of the merits of the different fertilizers offer
ed In this market. We offer nothing that la not itrlct
lyiril eus, second to none and better than moat of
the f ertlllzera made.
ETOOH COB XX, K. IBAXK COS.)
CHICAGO BONE MEAL.
Rtmtmher we are tboony frgcnU la Brittleboro for
the aboie bnnd of Coe'i Phcwpbkte. which in the
tame as we brre sold for 5 yean put. Other Coc'i
Phosphites are offered, bat no one should be led to
think they are like onrs.
Rtmembtr that either of onr Phosphates packed In
Flour hbls will arerage to weigh less, than 250 lbs per
bbL 30 per cent saved In weight is as good as money
at 20 per cent. Interest
C. X. THOMPSON t CO.
or all kxkps ntnronuzD in tiis htut makkk
DENTAL IiOOMS,Crosby Block,
Otr Vtrmtnt ifatitnal Bank, Brallltbcrt, Vt
"Thereat la tho Oheapeat."
THE STEINWAY PIANOS, for ITollmkss. CtlAft
Kxtsand Pdbitt or Tome, and Thobouobxisi
or WOMHAKSBir.ABE UNEQUALLED.
The majority of the leading artlsts.thronghoqt the
world, prefertnemforthelrown use, and concede to
neminenignesiaegree oi ezeeuence.
fvCalUnd Qxamtnefor yourselves.
lylO EDVTABD CLABkt, Ulgk St., BratUsbort.
Also s ct ent for the Behnine 4 Kllx Pianos and the
Eltey Cottage Organs.
DB. O.R. POST
OAS MADE THE 8T0DY AND PBACTICE OFDEN
T1STRT IN ALL ITS BRAKCHES A LIFE
WORE; AND THE MOST DIFFICULT
OPERATIONS iARE PERF011U
ED 1)T UIM WITH GREAT
OARE AND SKILL.
Prices very Reasonable.
Office and re.ldenee, janetlon of lllf h fc GrMnStreets,
pimNITURE OF ALL KINDS
" MauHfatlurtd Im Order,
WE8T BRATTLEBOBO, VT,
A. L. PETTBE,
n n.i ttl.hu ok tt,
T.TATTTTI UTTTIITJ ATTCI nVITID HID
1J1VU X.XJ MXXUVUO UAOl
FOR THE EXTRACTION OF TEETH WITHOUT PAIN.
THE great advantage of Oat In tbla form latbatltls
always fresh and pure ; It actaqnlcklf,
without caualog nausea.
jQIt. PETTEE'S LONG EXPERIENCE
n the naaof suet thetlaa will give confidence to all
who wish to take Oaa or Ether.
All operations in Dentistry done In
the most approved manner.
ESTEY, FROST & CO.,
riORN MEAL IN ANY QUANTITY AL-
J wsjs on hind. CORN, RXE, OATS, COARSE fc
iriovB ov aw mubii.
Our ttoe t of FLOCn Will aiware be large and the trad.
auftMH ttlagat jatta,
SALT, OF ALL GRADES, BY THE
bushel or car load.
CORN, CORN MEAL AND OATS,
delivered at IlOiton rolnts wlUMtrltaddltlosal freight,
BT IOLU Ju JllOI.
Lonelr and drear aeema the hearth
Where we u.el to gather In childish mlith ;
And sadly we name then with dimming ere,
And from each sad heart cornea up algh.
For th on wert the light and Joy of our home,'
And aadl.from Its ahtlter we gave this to roam
To go with the brave at our country's call
Oh I aadly w. gave thee, for thou wert our all.
Thoo wert ao jxmng, and onr hopea to high,
We would not bellero that thou wouldat die ;
For the future without thee eeemed dead and ilrear
llow could wo believe that death waa ao near ?
We listen to the mania you lored again,
But stdlr tounda each familiar strain ;
Thar remind ua more aurelj than aught beforo
Ibou art gone from our midst forercrmoro.
We go to thr tonelj'deaerted room J
Each object nils our heart with gloom,
For thy books and muala are lying there,
And near them atandathr Tacant chair.
Our hearts still acba with a bitter grief
At the memory of thoae worda to cruel and brief,
That came to ua, all unprepared that day:
"This mo ruing at one your eon passed away."
Broken are all oar bright d reams now,
For the cold tod Ilea above thy brow ;
In the lonely graveyard on the hill
Lies thy loved form, all cold and still.
Dummtriton, March lCJA, 18C1.
I had a dream, not long ago,
About a man who lives below.
His name It S , and he't a deacon
Tbla fact will cot my atcry wetken.
A well-built man of goodly mcla,
lie never thrtnki from being teen;
lilt home It large, and, like hit body,
Reveals no tlgni of thtm or shoddy.
But neighbor B haa many f eara
Lcat Satin get ua by the eara
Because we young folks like to play;
And "where's the harm ?" we're apt to say.
Ko aermona that the parson preaches,
Nor brief remarks, nor efT-hend speeches,
Can suit the deacon, for he aaya
That In them all aro games and plays.
Now for my dream. 1 waa not Bleeping,
But visions through my head were sweeping.
I dreamed the deaoon waa In glory:)
LTIa welcome there ahall be my story.
Soon as he treads the golden atreeta,
With blank aatonlehment he meets
A throng of boys and girls at play,
Enjoying much their loved croquet.
Not do the children play alone;
The old and young whom he had known
Joined In the play with mirth and Joy,
And thus they many an hour employ.
With woeful face the deacon spake:
"This can't be heaven there'a aome mistake.
These are the devil's games, and hero
Th. devil relgna auprcme, I fear."
Spreading hla wlnga, the deacon fllea
To other parte, and there be aplea
A eight that fills his wondering eyes
With horror, grief, and blank surprise.
A group o! children, suro enough,
Engaged In playing "blind-man's buff;"
And some of them beyond their youtb,
The children of a larger growth.
Lo, who Is this the deacon aces
Joining the sport, the young t3 please ?
The descon'a pastor, kind and good,
Beloved of all, before him stood.
Trnere am v t" thfl deacon, wild.
"To ruin ate these souls begul'cd I
I told them they'd bo sent to hell;
So here they are, and I as well."
Then quick the reverend parson spake:
"This Is not hell; here's yourpistako.
The Lord who fills our hcarta with Joy
Bmllee on theae playa which theo annoy."
"No dull routine contracta onr minds;
Amutementa, to no world confined,
Aro practiaed here as you must know,
And oft the ssme as those below."
The deacon, though he aqulrmed and winced
A stubborn man waa not convinced,
lie fled the eight, confused In brain,
And the vain aearch puraued again.
At last the deacon's aearch waa ended,
For on hla Journey he deeeended,
To the dark realm of Satan'a throne,
Where Joy and mirth are never known.
No gamea or pi .ye are there allowed ;
Among the loat, in that denae crowd,
.No allrery laugh, nor Joyoua faces,
Aa one by one they take their places I
Here enda my dream, and here my labor;
And should these lines ere ri ach my neighbor,
Let him beware, for aoon, alas I
This dream of mine may come tops . aba.
The Leisure Hour.
It was In that mott eccentric of countries,
Holland, I met my eccentric Friend ; and
on tbst day of all tlio year wbon eccentric
ity la chartered, the lit of Afrll. My busi
ness la Holland was to chronicle the cele
bration of another 1st of April, that on
wbicb Ferdlnando Alvarez do Toledo lost
Brill. Ills loss was the gain of Dulcbland,
and tbo Dutcblandcrs wero resolved to
commemorato It in (he orthodox way, that
Is to eny, by processions and pyrotechnics,
services In tbo churches and carousals in
Ilotterdam was the locality I pitched on
to witness tbo roJolcinjr, and Rotterdam
during that period was n sight to confound
tbo man bred In the Insular notion that the
Dutchman was phlegmatic. Mynheer Van
Dunck bad become Jean de Paris for llio
It was saturnalia. Nothing was sluggish
In tbo town but the canals, nothing flat but
tbo beer. Tbo specialty of tbo festival that
impressed my retina most was tho univer
sal tendency to orango. Tbo streets had
broken out Into a vlolont eruption of or
ange flags; the ships in tbo river wero
dressed in orango bunting; poodles dyed n
vivid orango, trotted at tho heels of ladles
in orango robes ; the correct thing was to
blow one's nose in orango handkerchiefs.
In tbo hotel it was as bad ; we washed
down orango Jollies with deep draughts of
orangeade, cried "Orango Itovcn," nnd
sang cantlclos to William of Orange. Al
together It was enough lo drivo an Ulstor
orangoman delirious with a holy Joy, and
to orcato a suspicion In tho mind of a loss
impresslonablo being that ho had a suddou
attack of well dovolopcd Jaundice This
flaring' gambogo uniformity, I confess, be
gan to grow monotonous. I was fast verg
ing on a yellow melancholy, and I quitted
my hotel on the eve of All Fools' Day, to
seek variety In n stroll outsldo. Krasinus
Is tbo tutelary divinity of tho locality;
Erasmus Is to Rotlordam what Anaclmrsls
may have been to Scythln, what Ttiortvald
sen lis to Copenhagen. With a vory nat
ural curiosity, I askod my way to tho "lit
tle bouse," as tbo Latin Inscription oulsldo
reminds the passors )iy, where tho "groat
Erasmus" was born. A llttlo man wrapped
In a fur cloak was standing In front of II,
lost In thought. I stopped close bcsldo
him, and took a long look at tbo author of
the "Praise of Folly," and began reflecting
on tho cbanco by which It lias como to be
transformed Into n gin-shop. Siiddonly n
sort of muttering attraclcd my attention (o
tny neighbor. Quack quack (junck. Was
ho Imitating tho cry of a duck T I approach
ed noaror qulotly, nnd could distinctly
makoout tho words:
Brckkclc hex, 'koax, koax,
which Arlstophanas puts Into tho mouth of
tho frogs. I could not resist tho temptation
of Interjecting llio very llrst sontonco In
Anthon'R Greek Reader :
'.Emefttc- mithra mania cstin.
("Intoxication Is n minor madness.")
IIo turned around sharply, but I put on
an Innocont faco and pretended to bo deep
In tho contemplation of ajar of pickles In
tho window. 1'roscntly I heard him mur
mur, without taking' his oyes off tho front
of tho building:
"Quolnt old houso that, sir ?"
I did not know whether ho was solllo-.
qnlzlng or addressing mo, but I answered
"Most of tho houses hero are quaint."
"Then I was right, sir 1 I thought I rec
ognized your faco on tho Harwich boat yes
terday. You aro English," ho continued,
turning towards inc.
"But you spoak English well."
"That Is not tho monopoly of English
men. I am cosmopolllo, but by birth
"Ah 1" and tho llttlo man chuckled.
"Bog pardon. Flno country Ireland, sir.
Froduccd somo great men. Look at my
cloak, sir. I had that tnado in tho houso
whero Edmund Burko was born In Dub
lin. Now, I'll bo bound, though you aro
Irish, you nover wore n coat niado whero
Burko was born."
"No," I answered ; "but I have had a
glass of beer In tho houso whero Monro
"Really I'1 he said, grasping my hand.
"By cock and plo I I'm glad to meet you.
Would yon mind laklngn glass of gin with
mo tinder that historic rooftrco?"
I consented, for I am always willing to
study character, and wo entered. Aftorwo
had scaled our acquaintance over tho Juni
per berry, I vontured lo ask him what ho
meant by his quotation from Aristophanes.
"Ah I" ho said, "I was Just reflecting
when you camo up how thoso guido books
He. Mine said frogs wero plentiful in Hol
land; and I was trying lo recollect if I
heard a slnglo croak 1 Do you follow tho
train of thought?"
"Perfectly. And now may I nk why
you, an Englishman, warmed to mc, a
"For two reasons," said he, frankly.
"First for tho gonoral reason lhat you havo
a smatlorlug of Greek, and I judgod from
lhat you wero not a pickpocket; and next,
for tho particular reason of lhat glass of
beer, aud your coming lo seo the houso of
Erasmus. I saw you wero a congenial
"Well, by Jovo 1" I coniiuonccd, but ho
"Don't apologize. I havo tho samo weak
ness myself. I visit the houses of all tho
great men I can," and ho opened his
mouth wide as tho bell of a tiombono 1
I was beginning to think ho was mail.
"Seo my set of front teeth ?"
"I cannot but help sco them ; and a bcau
lirnl set llmv nro."
"They aro all false, sir. Had llicm put
in by Monlck In Tour.. the denllM that
lives in tho houso whero Balzac was bom."
"Yes, yes In tho Ruo Royalp, isn't it?
I havo reason to know him. IIo drew ono
of my molars 1"
My eccentric acquaintance almost em
braced mo. In company wo returned to
tho hotel, whero "beforo long our acquaint
ance ripened Into friendship. IIo gavo mo
a pinch ol perfumed rappeo, and I gave
him acliolco Manilla; wo talked over tho
Alabama question ; agreed In our estimate
of tho claimant; drank Schiedam until we
felt kindly towards each other and all tho
world bosldo; and llnally grew cheerfully
loquacious on tho philosophy or dcalh.
From death wo ranged to differences of na
tional customs of burial. My friond was
full of tho subject, and said among other
things ho had como to Holland to And out
what an ansprckcr as a sort of local un
dertaker Is callod was llko. IIo some
what annoyed mo by finding fault with
Charles Dickens for having forbid his
friends to glvo him a public funoral. "Tho
majesty of death," ho argued, "should bo
respected." In talk llko this tho hours
flowod, until tho window paues wero wet
with tho mists of dawn, and I loitered olf
to bed lo dream that I was tho tenant of a
mummy caso In tho British museum.
Noxt forenoon wo parted, I to go to Am
sterdam, my eccentric friond to return to
London. Boforo ho loft bo oxactcd a prom
iso from me that I should wrlto to him at
his placo In Richmond wbon I got back lo
town. I did ; and tbo answer I got was an
Invite to dinner. "I want to seo you par
ticularly. No swallow-tailed ccromony,
dear boy," tho nolo ran. "Tho only lady
in our society will bo my only daughter."
Tho last lino caused a certain motion in tny
breast. I am a bacholor. Tho old gontle
man had evidently taken n liking to me.
IIo was educated and bad tho look of be
ing rich not lhat I cared much for moti
oy, or would marry any girl for tho sakool'
her fortnno; but then, If tho girl wasliand
somo, accomplished, and amiable, a dowry
would bo an additional rccommomlalion.
I can put up with poverty, but I don't llko
It. I have a decided objection to wearing
papor collars or aluminium watches, writ
ing on post-cards, or riding on (ho knifo
board of an omnibus. I gavo my thoughts
roln. WasBhoblondoorbtown. Porhapssho
had red hair. Bah 1 color was a mcro ques
tion of tasto; besides, had not Cleopatra
red hair? I may as well blurt out the
truth ; I bad mado upmy mind to Iry vory
bard to llko old Eccentric's daughter, If
slio weren't a downright fright.
I was punctual to tho appointment, nnd
not only did I put on a swallow-tail, but I
absolutely bad hot curling-tongs run
through my hair, and borrowed a sptof
Bhlrt studs for tho occasion.
A cortnln nervous trepidation took pos
session of mo as I rang tho visitor's boll nt
my host's plaro in Richmond, which was
Just Buch n snug, cozy placo ns an Ideal fa-
Ihcr-iii-lnw should have. IIo mot mo at
tho door, cordial nnd open-handed, and
conducted mo lo tho drawing room, whero
his daughtor awaited mo smiling welcome.
I know what you aro thinking. I can read
your mind; you Heo that lady boforo you
this moment In Imagination ; alio Is of a
cortalu age, bor novo Is pinched, her curls
are of the corkscrow pattern. In fact, you
havo conjurod upn prlmspcclmcn of tight
ly bodlccd old maldonhood for my confu
sion. Delusion I utter delusion 1 Tho lady
was under thirty, plump nnd rosy. Llko
Hugo's Fantimo, sho had gold nnd pearls
for her dowry, If alio had nothing clso
gold In her hair, pearls in her mouth. I
full as If I could marry her on tho spot,
But thcro was nn lusuporablo objection.
The objection wus six feet high, nnd bl
naino was Thomas. Slio was married al
ready. "Como along' to tho dining-room ; lako
Clara's arm," said the old man.
Tho dinner was good and the conversa
tion so ngrccablo that I speedily became
tcconcilod to tny disappointment. After
all, the loss of ono castlo In tho air is hard
ly approclnblo ; tlioro la such n largo stock
to fall back upon. I havo said tho conver
sation was ngrccablo, at least to me, but
Thomas's wlfo didn't think so. Papa would
speak of lomb-stoncs nnd topics of tho kind,
whorcat tho rosos on hor ckeoks dooponcd
"Asbamod of your father's profession,
my dear 1 a prolcsslon that be has elevated
to an art I Nonsense I you ought to bo a-1
shamed of yoursolf."
"Papa was an undertaker I ,
Wbon tho black coffee, with a nip of bran
dy and tho cigars woro produced (tho old
man was civilized), Clara rose lo leave ; but
papi laid his hand on her arm.
"Stay, my dear. I havo something of
Importance, to say. I didn't bring my
friond lioio for nothing."
Sho submitted, and I grew deeply inter
Tho old man got on his logs, and 'contlu--
uod In tho Imprcsslvo tones that old men
on tho stage Invariably uso whon they ejac
ulate "Bless you my children." IIo said
ho had concelvod a real affection for mo
Ihcro was something in my tcmporamcrit
that attracted him wo had a similarity of
tastes. I was beginning lo rebuild my de
"But," nnd his voice swelled as bo fixed
his gazo directly upon mc, "but words aro
cheap, and I am n man of action. I destro
to manifest my liking for you substantial
ly." (I wns already thinking of adding a
wing to tho castle.) "I am not long for this
world," ho continued.
"Don't mention it," I vontured to put
"But I will mention il," he said, with an
emphatic stamp. "In thenalnrnl course of
things I shall die before you, but that phall
not prevent my wishes from being carried
out. Clara and Thomas will seo 16 that I
lenvo it upon them as a solemn injunction.
Sir, you were born a gentleman ?"
I nodded grateful acqulcscnce.
"You woro born a grentlcrrian ; and, by
cock and pie, sir, you 'shall bp'buriod llko
I was stiuck dumb with amszemont!
Tho fall of the shattered walls of my air-
castlo mado melancholy rumblo In my
"Yes, my guest,! you shall havo tho belt
appointed funeral the establishment can af
ford hoarso and four, half-dozen monrn
lng coaches with feathers and velvets,
strong elm coffln with ornamontcd lid,
shield handles and slivered nails, mattress,
ruflle, flno wlnd'ng sheet and pillow,
Iwclvo mutes with silk bat bands and kid
gloves, trttnehoons and wands uso of su-
"How much might all that cost?"' I said,
at last, recovering my voice.
"Fifty guineas first cost not a penny
less," ho answered.
'Favor mo with a check for half tbo a-
mount In advance, and I'll band you a re
ceipt in full."
-,V2tal Waa my 11 rut and last invitation to
thJcountry houso of my eccentric friond;
"t U'XE. MF 1'OV 1 1
Tho Kay Houso is a pleasant llttlo hotel,
standing half way up tho slclo of a moun
tain in New Hampshire
In tho parlor tbero, ono July overling,
wero four peoplo Mrs. St. John and ber
daughter Elly, Miss Emily May and Mr.
Milburn. As Elly St. John went to tho pi
ano, these two last slippod out on tbo bal
cony, and stood listening as Elly sung:
"Could we forget, could we forgett
Oh that lethe were running yet,
The past shjuld fade like a morning dream,
In a aingle drop of the holy atream.
Ah I weknowwhatyou would Bay,
But we are too tired to hope' or pray;
For, hurt with ceaseless Jsr and fret,
Body and soul cannot f orget.'
"Can they forget, will they forget
When they shall reach the boundary aet,
When with the final pa Jg and strain
Thoy are parted 'nerer to meet again?
Ever to them ahall rest b) given,
Senseless In earth, or happy In Heaven?
Thtt which haa b.'tn It might be yet
If we could only leara to forget;
But tho stars shall ccaso to rlse'snd aet,
And fall. from Heaven ere we forget."
Elly sung with nn Intensity and pathos
which borrowed nono of Its force from
within, for sho was a good-natured, Incon
sequent sort of a girl, who had never had a
trouble In her llfo. The gift of musical ex
pression is often qulto Independent of feel
ing or cxpcrlonco. Elly's music hurt Em
ily cruelly, and stirred aud roused tho old
sorrow which bad but Just begun to fall -sleep
for a little. Sho had loved deeply
and fondly a man who bad grown Hied of
hcrandlclt her, because, he was greatly
Much ns sht xuffercd, I rejoiced whon
hor engagement with Lawls Lelgbton ws
brokon. I bad known Lewis from his ear
liest childhood, and I had always disliked
him as a solflsh, concolted prig. Tho last I
heard of him, ho had turned Catholic, and
Joined tho Jesuits ; and I only hopo hq got
well snubbed during bis novitiate. Had
Miss May married him, her disappoint
ment would havo bcon unspeakably great
er than It was. As sho leanod ever tho bal
cony whllo Elly sung, and lookod out into
shadows and starlight, herhoart was wrung
as with tho first anguish of loss, tho sick
ening sonso of her own blind Infatuation,
"Oh God!" sho said to horsolf, "whon will
llio bitterness of thlsdoath bo past?" Then
sho boca'no conscious that Mr. Mlllburn
was speaking to her; but ho had more than
half flntshod what ho had to say bofpro sho
realized that ho was nsklpg hor to.bo bis
llespokoata very unfavorable moment.
Ho and Emily had boon vory good frlonds
that summer. Thoy had waudorod in tho
woods, ascondod Mount Washington, and
boon to QIoii Ellis together. Sbe had liked
him, but sho had nover droamed of hlm.as
a lover, nnd whon ho presented himself In
that light bIio was shocked, and startled,
and a llttlo provokod.
"Oh hush I" sho said sharply, "It never
can bo iiovor I" -
"Do you then dlsllko (up pojmich?" said
Evert Mlllburn, trying very hard to spak
"No," sho said, making ail effort to fcbl
loct hor thoughts. "I hnVo .liked yott you.
havo beon good to mo; but all tbqlovel
had to glvo lsdcadund burled, and thoro
Is no resurroctlon."
IIo mado no answer) but sho felt that
sho bad hurt him.
"I am vory sorry," sho fullered ; "I nev
"I understand," ho said quickly. "It Is
no ono's. fault but my own. Good night."
And thoy (oilchod bands and parted.
Evert wont up to his own room, whore
his friend, Dick Bush, was sitting in tho
dark. Dick whs n boy of nlnctoon. Ho
had boon trying to work his way through
col lego, nnd had worn himself out in Iho
effort, ond'.Mr. Mlllburn bad brought him
to tho mountain!) for his vacation, Dick
mado n hero of Evert ; nnd ho had boon
mortally Joalous of .Emily May.
"Dlclc," snld Mr. Mlllburn, after n llttlo,
wo all go over to tho Glen to-morrow."
And then Dick understood tho caso, and
mentally abused Miss May ns n "cold
hearted flirt," which epithet she did not In
tho Ioa9t desorve.
Evort and Dick wont nway oarly in the
morning. Emily heard tho slago drivo n
way, and turned her faco to llio pillow, and
thought bttlarly of tho borrlblo perverse
ness of things In this world.
Sho know that Evert was good, and man
ly, and sensible. IIo was In a fair way lo
win reputation at tho bar, nnd, If not Just
handsome, was attractivo nnd gonllcmnn-
"Thcro aro dozous that would bo proud
and happy to accept his lovo; and nothing
wonld do but ho must throw It away on
me," thought Emily, Impatiently. "But
It's novor worth whllo lo pity men very
much. They mostly got over their (roub
les vory'caslly, If thoro Is no money lost."
From which It may bo Inferred that Miss
May' was something of n cynic.
Emily May lived with ber molhor. In nn
Inland town In Now York. Slio had a Ut
ile property of her own, and, with what
sho could earn by hor pen, sho managed to
dress herself, pay for a summer's Journey
now and then, nnd keep her own houso
It was hor way to look after her tick
nolghbors, poor or not; to visit, now nnd
then, nt the hospital and tho county house,
and dn what her hand found lo do. Sho
mado no fuss, and laid down no rules, nnd
was under no ecclesiastical "direction" in
particular ; but I am inclined to think sho
wns as useful, and far more agreeable, than
If sho had mado hcrsolf hideous In a poke
bonnet, and committed mental suicide.
When her holiday was over that summer,
she camo home, and settled qulotly down
to her work.
Sho was busy at her de.sk, ono day in
October, whon a carriage drovo rapidly up
tho street, and stopped at tho door, and
Djck Bush Jumped hurriedly out, and rang
tho hell. Emily went to tho door horsolf,
upon which Dick's hurry seemed sudden
ly to subside; and when ho camo Into tho
parlor, ho appeared to find great difficulty
In expressing himself, and Emily, greatly
wondering, asked aflor hi friond, Mr.
Dick's tonguo was loosed.
"Ob. Miss Mav," ho said .with a shaking
voice, "Evert Is dying."
'Whero? now?" said Emily, startle I,
and sincerely sorry.
Now Dick had bcon rather melodramat
ically Inclined. Ho had meant to act llko
tho hero of a lady's novel, and administer
a severely inflexible reproof to the womau
who had trifled with Evert; but In Miss
May's prosonco ho found this plan Imprac
ticable, and WNi'ly rurraiueu.
"Ho went out shooting with a fool of a
boy, and he, the boy, fired wild, and Evert
was badly hurt, and fever set in ; and, oh I
Miss May, bo keops asking for you, and
bo won't bo quiet; and tho doctor said, If
you could you ought to come, for It might
mako a difference. There's his nolo, and
The doctor wrote, succintly, that, consid
ering tho. stato of tho case. Miss May's
presouco might possibly keep tho patient
quieter, which was all important. Mrs.
Millburn's nolo wasan Incoherent, blottod
epistle, begging this unknown young lady
to como and save her boy.
Emily could not refuso ; her mother hur
ried her off, nnd In two hours sho was seat
ed bosldo Dlek, on bor way to Springfield.
Her reflections wero not pleasant. Every
ono would talk, and supposo thero was a
romance. Elly St. John would bo suro to
know about it, and Elly was such a llttlo
chalter-box ; and lo try to mako n mystery
of the matter would bo still worse.
Then she had "nothing lo wear." And
how should sho get along with Evert's
mother and sister? And who would tako
her Blblo class on Sunday? And what was
to becomo of ber llttlo book promlsod for
"tho spring trado?"
"Idaro say it's all nonsenso Ills wanting
me," sho thought. "Peoplo never moan
What thoy say In a fovcr. I romombcr Pat
Murphy Insisting that he would havo n
hippopotamus 'bandy In tho houso ;' nnd if
Mr. Mlllburn comes lo himself, bow hor
ribly ombarrassing It, wilt bol"
On the whole, Miss May's feelings wero
rather thosa of voxatlon than of romance.
They rodo all night, and when Emily
reached tho door of tho hnndsnmo old
fashioned houso In Springfield, ho was
conscious of "looking llko n fright," and
wished horsolf onywbero olso.
Tho door was no sooner opened than sho
was embraced by a llttlo old lady In black,
and a pretty girl In an elegant morning
dress. Both wero in tears, and ovidoutiy
had l)ccn for somotlmo on the vorge of hy
sterics ; and Emily at onco set them down
as "tho sort of women who aro novor of
"Oh, my dear 1 It la so good of you I
So very good of you 1" said Mrs. Mlllburn.
"I am suro you will bo bis guardian an
gel," said sontlmcntal Hatty.
"Not at all. Mr. Mlllburn nnd I woro
very good friends, and I shall bo vory glad
If I can do him any good," said Emily, In
a very mattor-of-courso lone ; and tbo doc
tor mado bis appearance, and begged her
to como up Btalrs,
"If he could bo kept quiet, tbero might
bo a chance for him," said tho doctor; "but
so much dopends on nursing" and tbo
doctor ended with nn oxpresslvo silence.
Evort was moaning and sobbing, nnd bog
ging that somo one would send Emily May
with "one drop ol water."
Tho nurse, who to Emily's critical eyes,
looked anything but capablo, was fussing
over htm In a way that wns enough in It
solf to drivo n sano person mad. Emily
poured out a goblet of water with a steady
hand, and ns the Ico tinkled against tho
sldo of tho glass sho held it to his Hps.
"Thoro Is wator," Bho said, In bor ordin
ary sweet, cheory voice. "Now If you will
try lo bo quiet, I will stay with you."
Sho could not tell whether ho recognized
hor or not, but tho nervous, feverish dis
tress and oxcltcmcnt scorned In somo moas.
uro lo subside; and, nftora tlmohowus
Now nursing a woumlod man In a fovor
Bounds very romautlo In a novel ; but, In
Its real detallH.lt isnnythlngbut a romautlo
Emily May, at Evert Millburn's bedside,
felt herself In an entirely false position;
but sho took caro of him, for thoro was
nothing clso lo be done. Tho nurse went
olf In a huir with Miss Mny nnd Iho doc
tor; Mrs. Mlllburn nnd Hnttlo could only
cry and rustlo nbout, nnd overset things
With their drcssos. Evert would grow rest
less as soon as Emily left him, so that tho
charge, In splto of herself, foil Into her
Happily Mrs. Mlllburn nnd Unity woro
not Jealous. On thocontrary they admired
Emily cxtromoly, nnd wero very grateful
Boforo tho end of Iho wcok Evort camo
"I havo dreamed you wero here," ho
said with n faint smile. "Now I sco It Is
you, and no phantom."
Tho delirium had gone, but tho doctor
said nothing encouraging. Evert insisted
on hearing tho exact truth; and learned at
last that ho might possibly It vo n fow days,
but not longer.
Thon, to Emily's wonder and dismay,
Evert entreated that, for the llttlo time thcro
was rcmnlnlng, sho would tako his name.
His heart was set on this idea, and ho plead
ed, for what teemed such a usoless boon,
with a vehemence that scorned likely to
hasten his Ial moments. Mrs. Mlllburn
nnd Hatly seconded Iho petition with tears,
and were suro that darling Emily "would
not refuse dear Evert's Jast request."
Emit v did wh it ulno women out of ten
would have done in the samo case, and con
sented. "What harm can ltdo?" sho thought, "it
Is only a mcro form, but It givos mo tho
right to bo with him to tho ond, and will
prevent any talk ; and hols so good, and
has loved mo bo well ; and if It comforts
him now lo think that mj namo will bo
Mlllburn lnslcad of May, why should I ro
fuso?" And. then It crossed her mind that
a widow's cap would bo very becoming to
her, nnd sho hated hcrsclt becauso this sil
ly notion had como lo her unbidden, and
twisted up her hair tight and plain, and
went to meet (he clergyman In her old
black mohair, which iad becomo consider
ably spoiled down tho fronl in tho courso
of her nursing.
The rllo wns mado as short ns possible,
nnd then Mm. Mlllburn sent ovory ono
away, nnd for two days tho brldo stood
over tho bridegroom nnd fought death till
sho was ready to faint.
(Tho doctor gavo up the patient entirely,
and ceased to do anything; and, assome
tluies happens in llko caw, he took a turn
for llio belter; nnd, slowly tho balance
trembled, the sealo luellned, and llfo had
"I'll tell you what It Is," said tho dootor,
"your wife lias saved your life."
Evert turned his head on his pillow, and
looked for Emily; but sho had slipped
away Into the noxt room, whero sho sat
down, feeling, fnr-tho first time, with a
strange shock, that she was actually mar
ried. What should sho do?.. What could
sho say ? How could she tell Evert, after
all, that slio had only como to hint as sho
would have gone to Pat Murphy, If be had
ent for her, and consented to thai inar
rlago rito as she had lent her sllv.er candle
sticks to hold Fathor Flanagan's blessed
candles whon Judy Murphy died?
Tho doctor wont downstairs; and pres
ently Mr?. Mlllburn and Hatty camo to
her, nnd overwhelmed her wjl'1 embraces
ami pi-nliiudo, nnd a poinUafityixte set, and
fragmentary talk nbouf "fics. "things,"
nnd proposals to send "fojatier mother, all
mingled together. Emily resolutely put
away thought for tho time, but she could
not help feeling in an odd Mirprisod sort of
way, lhat slio was not unhappy, and de
spised herself for having a sort of asham
ed, furllvoinlerestlnlhoso "things," which
Mrs. Mlllburn and Hatty were longing to
A week after lhat day, Evert was allow
ed to sit up in his easy chair, white and
wan enough, but with a look of returning
health and llfo. Emily was sitting almost
with her back to him, looking out Into tho
tossing lealless branchos of tho great elm.
"Emily," said Mr. Milbijrn, at last.
"Yes," shonnswored quietly, but she did
not turn her head.
"Emily, I did not moan to get well."
No answer from Mrs. Mlllburn,
"I know how much you must fool what
has happened. Bollovo me, I will take no
advautagoof yourgo.idness; I will set you
free as soon as I can. My only wish Is lo
spaio you trouble; I will tako nil blame
on mysolf. I know you aro longing to bo
away; and why should I delay what must
como at last? I daro say Dick and Mrs.
Macy, Iho nurse, can do all I need now."
"Oh, If you profor Mrs. Macy's attend
ance, I nin suro it is nothing lo mc," said
Emily, In remarkably cross manner.
"You aro angry with me, but thcro need
bo no difficulty, dear. You camo away
from homo so hurriedly that It would bo
perfectly natural for you lo return to your
But here, lo Evert's dismay, Emily hid
her face, and began to cry In quite a pas
sionate and distressful fashion. Evert roso
with difficulty, and wentlo her, it was not
moro than threo steps.
"Do vou want lo kill yoursolf?" sho said
through her sobs, and sho look hold of him
and mado him sit down, and then turned
away, and laid her head ou tho window
"What can I do?" ho said, distressed.
"It's too bid 1" Oh, It's loo bad !" she
said In the most unreasonable way.
"I know It, Emily. You aro as f''eo 4s
though no word had over passed between
us. Do you want lo go to-day? I will
mako it oasy for you with molhor and Hat
ty," ho said, with a pang.
" Sho went on crying, and then In a min
ute sho said, In n most Incoherent fashion,
"I didn't think I wns so vory disagree
able." Tho words dropped out ono by ono
between her sobs. "But of courso, If you
don't want mo"
"Emily I What do you mean? Will you
stay? Will yon i colly try to caro for mc?"
bo asked, with n sudden light In his eyes.
"I don't know. I did think as mat
(era are, wo might try to mako tho best of
It," bho said In tho faintest whisper, whllo
tho color ran to hor fingers' end".
"You will ?"
"I will If you will," said Mrs. Mlllburn,
with a sweet, shy smile.
And sho kept her word. A tdinc.
An Albany damsol asked ono of herfel
low-boarders, a slylUb dry-goods clerk, at
tho breakfast table, "Why Is your mous
tneho llko my back hair ?" IIo blushlngly
gavo it up, when tho answer caused him to
blush moro, "Iiecauso It Is all down."
Dr. Dlo Lowls maintains, that as a peo
ple, wo cat too much animal food, which
makes us feverish and grow old rapidly,
To this might bo added, that wo also con-
sumo too much vegetable drink, which not
only makos us feverish but causes us to
grow poor ns. well as old, Too much beef
may bring n man to grief, but loo much nle
will bring him to his blor.
Successive changes In postagoon letlcrs,
which havo been made by our government
slnco our first postago net was passed In
1782, form an Interesting and curious his
tory. Tho earliest systom was complicat
ed. Tho lowest postago was six cents to
places within thirty miles, nnd It increas
ed with llio distance, twcnty-flvo cents be
ing required whon n letter was sentto plac
es moro than four hundred miles distant.
In 1700 tho lowest ralo was mado eight
cents within forty miles; tho highest twcnty-flvo
cents, ovor 11 vo hundred miles. Tho
law was simplified In 1810, but six conts
was still tho minimum rate, and twenty
fivo tho maximum. No material chango
was then mado until 1815, when fivo cents
becamo tho postago for letters carried a dls
tanco of less than threo hundred miles,
and ten cents for all gioator distances. Tho
"drop-leller" systom was also then Intro
duced, and weight was made tho ground of
distinction bolwecn "slnglo" and "doublo"
letters, Instead of tho number of sheets of
paper. Tho law of 1851 mado three cents
tho slnglo rato for prepaid letters within
threo thousand mites, and six cents for
greater distances. Prepayment was first
required in 1S55, tho rates remaining un
changed; but in 1803 tbo prosont rato of
threo conls, prepaid by stamps, for all dis
tances, was established. Tbo postal rovo
nuo has steadily Increased from year lo
year slnco 1851.
Tun Vault in the U. S. Treasury.
Passing Into tho ponderous Jaws of tho
vault, wo find oursolves surrounded on
ovory sldo by all tho various kinds of mon
oy which tho ingenuity of Congress and of
succcssivo secretaries of varying views has
dovlsed. Lcgal-tcndor notes, compound
interest notes, 11 vo per cent, notes, seven-
thirty notes, national bank notes, gold
notes, tbrco percent, notes, fractional notes,
and postage currency confront us at ovory
turn. Tho compartments of the Eafo fall
ing to furnish accommodations for them
all, they aro piled up In great heaps on tho
floor, apparently with no moro caro than
potatoes or wheat. And yet tho valuo of
every pile and package Is known, and tho
slightest loss would bo speedily discovered.
! our hundred millions of dollars, the vault
clerk informs us, arc contained in this
vault. No wonder, wo exclaim, that tho
Treasurer feels anxious for Its safety. Tho
sides of tho vault are divided into compart
ments, cubic in form and of convenient
size, the door to each of which is number
ed, so that Its contents can bo registered In
a book, and Is provided with a fastening to
which a leaden seal can be affixed. A cub
ical package, measuring about nino inches
In each direction, Is tossed lo us with the
temark that It contains four million dol
lars in legal-tender notes. Four million
dollars! and to think that for one-hundredth,
nay, ono-thousandth part of tho
value contained In this packet, which an
infant could hold in its bands, men havo
tolled nnd delved through long years of
suffering and self-denial, have robbed and
murdered, have committed every conceiv
able wickedness, havo endangered and sac
rificed their lives and bartered their im
mortal souls ! ".In Hour Among the
Greenbacks," tit Scribncr's for April.
Why Juws Don't Prosemtk. Wo are
not and nover can be propagandists. In tho
Christian sense, becauso wo sincerely bo
llovo that It is by tho llfo nnd not by tho
creed that men aro Judged. It is an old
saying of our rabbis that tho pious of overy
nation havo a sharo in futuro bliss. Hold
ing to this belief, we do not rogard itns our
duty to propagato our creed, oven if wo
had tho influence and tbo numbers lo do
vole ourselves to such n wild scheme. Jews
never court proselytes. A good man Is no
better by becoming a good Jew. It is the
gooduess, aflor all, which has Ibo saving
power, whether tho man bo Jew, Christian,
or Mohammedan. Wo havo nothing but
praise and admiration for Christians who
work to lead men to better life who are
carrying our Blblo and theirs throughout
tho habitable globe,, lhat Itsllght may warm
the ignorant and redeem the vicious. In
tho Cristlan's labor of solf sacrifice, tbo Jew,
too, may Join at no vory distant date.
Hitherto, wo havo not bad time to grow
and flourish. Scarcely havo we rested our
feet and acquired a little Influence, beforo
presumably Christian kings havo pounced
upon our treasures, and cast us Into prison
or exile. Wo do not boar thorn any ill-will
on that account, for thoy religiously sup
posed they wero fulfilling prophecy by
spilling on us and plucking our beards,
but it was a little unjust thus to knock us
into the mud and blame us for being smear
ed with dirt. However, that day Is past.
At presont, wo havo work enough to puri
fy ourselves, rather than clcanso tho Hot
tentot. Let us live quietly In America for
60 years moro, aud If our people aro truo
to tbemsolvcs, who knows what sublime
scheme of propagandlsm they shall origi
nate 1 Jewish Messenger.
Siiven Wonders of the World. Tho
"soven wonders" of the world are among
the traditions of childhood, nnd yet it is a
rcmarkablo fact that nluoty-nlno persons
out of ono hundred who might bo asked
tho question could not name them. Thoy
aro tho Pyramids tho mystery of the past
Iho enigma of tho proscnt and tho en
during for tho futuro ages of tho world.
Tho temple, tho walls and banging gardens
of Babylon, tho most celebrated city of
Assyria and tlio rosldenco of the kings of
that country aflor tbo destruction of Nin
evab. Tho Chryselephantine statuo of Ju
piter Olympus, tho most renowned work
of Phidias, tbo Illustrious artist of Greece
Tho statuo was formed of gold, and was
sitting ou a throne almost touching tho
summit of tho templo which was seventy
feel high. Tho Templo of Diana at Ephc
sus, which was two hundred aud twenty
yoars in buildiug, and which was four hun
dred and twonty-fivo feet In length, and
two hundred and twenty feet In breadth,
and supported by ono hundred and twon-ty-seven
marblo columns of tho Ionic or
dor, sixty feet high. Tho Mausoleum at
Hallcarnassus, ereclod In tho memory of
Mausolus, the King of Carla, by his wlfo
Artemesla, B. C. three hundred and llfty
thrce. Tho Pharos at Alexandria, a light
house orcctcd by Ptolemy Sotor at tbo on
tranco of the harbor. It was four hundred
and sixty feet high, and could bo seen at a
dlstanco of ono hundred mtlos. Upon It
wero inscribed, "King Ptolemy, to the
gods, tho saviours, for tho benofit of sail
ors." Lastly, tbo Colossus at Rhodes, a
brazen Imago of Apollo, ono hundred and
flvo Greclal feet In holgbt, which was to bo
located at the entrance of tho harbors of
tho city of Rhodes.
An oxclllng case under IheJAdalr liquor
law has Just roachod a conclusion at Ur
bana, Ohio, a liquor dealer of that place
having been ssntouccd to pay $1000 to tho
wlfoofamanto whom ho bad told liquor.