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BRATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1880. NO. 10. Bhe Vermont Phoenix rUULIRntl) WEEKLY BT jfM.Ofair ZI'o.W Uriuiltv Huh, .TIuIii Mtrrt-t, CIIAITLI'.IIOIIO, VT. Tsbm. To County subscribers, 12.00 per annum; gliobscribcr. onlMJc of Wludbam Countr. tl.ii: Ibayable in advance. pUATF.Ri)r AtvrRTittiK(i made know n on appliratlou. Olrths, Drntba amt Marriage. published gratis; Obi, nary Notice, Card, of Thanks, etc., 10c per line of EteniworJ.. Uvnn-r. ' at 'lie nrMlli Intro rol Office an erttntt.clnnt tmnUmilttr. O.-L. FllE XCU. D. II. Slf UMAX. 11 US IX ESS CA UDS. Itftncriil fnturttnee nml Hull Kttatt Agtntt, IZteprrsentlng Companies who.e As.ct. arcoeer ItlOO.miO.lMM). TESEMKKTa TO J. V. T . i Agents for llincoCK Fine Kxusauisiicn.. Office In Starr & IXp)'. New Hank Block, cor. Main ami inot sticets, lluATTLKUuT.0, VT. II. II()I.T(I.V, 31. !.. I'll VSR 1 A.N AMI huTlOEON, URATTLLIUHIO. Vl. Office and residil.ee cornir Main and Walnut Rta. I&lbume from 1 to '2 and from G to 7 o'clock r. M. mSVt PHYSICIAN AND SMlllKON, M. llliAT LLBUltO, VT. Offloewlth Dr. lloitun, corner Main and Walnut Hts. Y. KTOIIlltltll. J. ATTOIINEY k COUN8F.M.OII AT LAW, Ami solicitor oi i aieuis, ItiuirtLuoito, Vt. EJ. CMHI'KJTKII, Market lllock.Klllot St. . l)ealeritlToB.ranr Cliod..llonk..Ktntlonrre. Newspaper.. Macuzttif . A- lerin,ll..1.. HtiWHMtr.r.1 recalled for the irlncljal nenspapir. and magazine., wiiiMiwimrH oj man or oiurruisc. KM 1. IlKniN, lloti.c and Sign I alnter, Or Mr namenlaland Frocn ralntluK.arainlnp, Kal Mmlnliie, l'unrr ll.tiKinu, tic. n tirun Ktreit. iirattitLoro, vt. nlwnyH Curos nnd novor Disappoints t, a no worm s Kroai jraini.OAievor 5 for Man and Boast. Cheap, quick a:ul l'olinblo. IMTC'II UlfSC'ASTOltl.Y is not I Narcotic. Children grow fat 'upon, .Mothers like, ami Pliy.si- V ;iaiis recoiiinienil CASTOUIA. It rofjulate-.s the Houels cures AViiicl Colic, allajs Feverish iioss. mill )lestri)s "Worms. WEI DE MEYER'S CATARRH C:i;o, a Constitutional Anticloto for this torriblo malatly, by Absomtion. iTlio most ImportnutTJlscovory sinco K Vaccination. Other remodia may (rouovo uazarrn, tui euros at any i-tugo boforo Ccnbumxition sot in. .3 THE OI'.nvT VEGETABLE IPAIN DESTROYER nud SI'ECIFIC FOR I XFLA JIM ATION AM) HEM. 0KRHAGES. Hihouniatism, Neuralgia. thorn (listmtrtjnj' complaints in tbo lxtrnct. Our Ili.IerlsinnluHblDia thtM)IirteaM'H, Lumbago, rainajn Hack or Hide, ka O tr (tliitmvnt (W cents) for una wbf'i reiuovat of clotliintf it tucon. enleQt. t ayrc-jt bc!p 1j relic lotf Inflammatory CJU03. Hemorrhages, f:.. iuw, or i nm any cue, n ppceuiiv coniroueu ana Htoiel. Our .Niiul (irenU)na In tmifm ($l.uO)aroifreat alJa ia drrcrfitf internal Lleodiiiir. Ipiphtheria & Sore Throat. nn u . iin iiruiu'iiij. it it a Euro lu ro. uv Uyld danetToj-, rra QI"lh Thel'trrt la the only ipedflc latai l II. for iliis dUcase. Cold In llead- gc uur "tauurrii -ur." nci&iiy preired to mwt wrluim catmt, ttiutalna all the curaUa !rccrtlOAof tue Ktlnul inurNaktti N rinse nvatuabJe for ii"0 la catarrhal uffucUou, in viiupio unci UQoiionkh& Sores, Ulcers, Wounds, bprains and Bruises, ft," iugt rooHrnr aud claarinir, Vm our Ointment in cotmectlnn wltU tlia t-.itmtl t It Kill kill lu lioaliufr, foitoiilntriinaijktifiilng'ojt thoalr, Burns and Scalds. S&SSgK iiiHuunvoien, ana coi.i imeoi xiu ery laiouy ready foruwiu tiio of aCLMenU. A drtaslntr of our Olutiuvut wiH til la Jicalictf utid present II nf lamed or Sore Eyes. iicauiM) vtiuuHi H.iunieci jear oi Dim, quickly nllajluf all luMauuiuitloa aad torcnoa without ialu. iEarache, Toothache and karoaphfCi wncn me i.xiruct is I aucaL.1 IC. ntQtX iccordlng to direo DjUo Illlntl, )tlMlliiR, or Itching, ! llCOf It Ju the creatCJt known remedy i rap- iaty curing unoa oiuor moaicineu nave laiiod. l'ontl'a Kx tract llettlctiltil liivr for cJottet lute, ldapruentlvaairalni)tCbaniiKautl,llt.. Our oiu tin fut U of irreat werrtco wbcre tho removal of tlothinrfUiucOiivenient FFor Broken Breast and Sore Nipples. ?&VKet.S rloua that mothers v. ho h& o onco uttud it ill ne er le without it. OurOlutmvutltholttmoiucnt that can bo apjiUed, Female Complaints. McS the struct bo lined, i'ull dlrocUuiid accompany each bottle. CAUTION. Pond's Extract S'SfS ena voraa "I'onti . nximci ' oiowti in uie tfita. end our plcturo trado-mark on Burrouudlntf bull wrapper. Nono other U renuine, Alnai . uultt on tuvinfr l'oud. j:xlrtl. Take luiotner pro paratlon. f rrrr bold in bulk, or by mtaturt. IPrico of Pond's Extract, Tollot Arti cles and bpoclnltios, lnvna rYTii ra. . .i flAnid ai.A I'rollrl L'rcani 1 H l l alurrb Curt.... 1& t'rutiirit'C, , irtl I'lllkirr JMpNuLe .1 lnhnlvr l.OO TullrtNoupMCka) r.o Suil Sjrluno. . , S3 Olutmcnc SO McUlLiileU IMpcr Prepared only hj POND'S EXTBAOT 00-, NEW YOBK AND LONIXJN. For aala by all DruroiiU and l'ancy Oooda Dealcra. I Order, for 1J worth, rarrlaire free, on receipt of ,!rdtfrafor $5 wortlL, carrlaa fre. on rooeipt l i. if iuldreiaod to la Hurray btrwit. Ngw York. iTTOir can bar pure and good WJXEN XiKfiCOIIN. lu anv deair.d riu.ntltv.nACk.d find aent aujrwbere. bj aendinii ra.b orders to the old Ihonicot v, a. niciiAitn w co., 31-33 18 and 32 Kllbjr street, llo.ton. '"AhUAiir.n mill i'iioi-ektv for t BALE AT WEST llltATTI.Enniin. mnt.lnlnc It'lanlng macblne, circular, band and other aaws, Mith lathes and other inacbloery fcr genera! wood work, all lu good repair, lie.t water yower on Whetstone ..., .u, pAiuvuiar. Auiiuiie oi j.. A.. aue.ll, ou the premise.. tfM ITfl 19fi per d' borae. Samples worth 15 I free. Address Btinson U Co., Fort and, Maiue, Tlio Tlirer (Inr.I.f ffirnl Jims. Berg.. James 12, Dnrms, of Wcblport, who i known ns "ouo of tho cue-lcgKcd JIuih," (it the Jrciiuoht of comuiiinder SlcNalr, rolatcit how tho thrco Jims lost their thrco loft legs at ouo nud tho knmo thuo nud by ono rebel shell. 1'refnciiiR his remnrks by btallng that ho wbs n veteran, of tho "7th refiiment Now York State volutitecru, ho added: ' Well, boys, it was down in a riflo iit beforo l'etcrs Imrgb, on tho 'Jlst of Juue, WA lot of you remember tho day mystlf (Jim llames,) Jim Lnwreneo and Jim Allen, all of company A, and from Wchtport, had finished our cof feo and wero llug down Kluoking our pipes. My In ml was Mipportcd by my arm, which rested on my knapsack, and my right leg wan curled up under me, my left ono being stretched out. Tho other two Jims wero ly ing mar me, in about tho mine, position. That rebel shell came it did nnd thrco Jims lost their left legs ; and here's rnpid time inside of three hours our legs were am putated and wo wero in tho general hospital several miles nuny at City 1'oiut, And, thanks to tbo Lord, tbo thrco one-legged Jims nro alive and as happy as vets on crutches enn be. Truy Whig. I 'iii i say with Jim llames that I will re member the day, as I came near being hit by tho Mtmo shell. That afternoon a conn ado nud myself wero passing up the road near the rillit pit in which tho "7th New York lay. Ol the right of tho .'oad was n deep rnviue cut out by the water souie 12 or 15 feet deep. At this moment wo heard the shell. I judged it to bo n Whitwortb, from its peculiar souud, jiud Ureal at a crosH range. My comrade in stantly ducked for the nnine. In his haste ho missed his foothold and went rolling ton-aids the bottom. I commenced to laugh, when the shell was upon mc. I threw my self flat ou the ground anel the shell passed just over mo nud struck in thu rillo pit but a few feet distant and burst, but with no seri ous harm to mc. and 1 am giad to know thnt the "thieo Jims" came off with tho loss of only a leg each. II. A. 0., Co. E., 11th Vt. Vols. Williaiubvilli", Vt., Feb. IBM). Tilt llooui lu I'uprr. 1'rcln the Great Harrington, Mas-., Courier The rapid rise in tho price of papir is a boinb-shth in the camp of newspaper and book publishers. Alrenely the cry of distrtss goes up in many places, nnd such newspaper publisheis as hno taken their subscriptions in .tdtauec for thejeur ISM), at a low liguie, will see grief about their cabiu doors before the year is out, unless they bine stoekid up l.irgely. and thus hat made their pence with paper-makers for tho jear to come. Tbo Chicago Tribune lias already raised ils sub scription price Irom 11' to tjlli, and other western papers urc following suit, 'ibe east em papers will also be obligcel to do the same or suffer the consequences. And the ratios of advertising will also of necessity bo obliged to adopt tho ascending scale. From Ibe Milwaukee Sentinel. There never was, in the history of news papers, a period as distressing ns this. l)ur mg the war the price of print paper was high, but thu advertising pntroungu was fur greater than it is now. The recent advance in the prico of print paper has been almost .Ml per cent, with an advance in tbo price of type, fuel, etc. Under this pressuro mnuy newspapers have been compelled to increase the rates of ndt pi thing, reduce tbo eipenses of publication by making smulhr papers, or incrense tlio subscription price. Trom the fprlngQeld Union. Hags are getting to bo a luxury in the mar ket because of their scarcity, and it will pay families to bo close savers in this direction. All tbo waste dealers sell for i'.l.l'.l per hun dred pounds, with an expecteel rise of front one to two cents per pound soon. Tho scar city and high prices account for tho excited state of the paper market just now. Local rag dealers affirm that if the people will save and sell their rags for three months, the threatened advance in paper will be cheeked. Local paper makers anil rug dealers who have been slow to sell their stock, are now reap ing a good harvest. From the Hartford Courant. The New York Journal of Commerce, al luding to thu action of tho Chicago Times in raising its subscription price, predicts that "if the market value of raw material contin ues to advance every American newspaper which has reduced its subscription price will B toner or later bo obliged to raiso it. '1 ho alttruathe will be a lossou every copy print o 1." Tho fact is there is nothing sold which i. as cheap ns the newspaper of to-day. It is barely possible that tho very low price at which is bought tends to lessen tho public estimate of its value. Year by year the ex pense of newspaper publishing has increased. Take n paper of to-day and comparo it with one of ten years ago and the change is won derful. With one of twenty-five years ago there is practically no comparison possible, as there is no common ground to put them on. There, has been n steady and amazing improvement in newspapers during tho past decade with no increase whatever of price, and it is among the possibles that when the general rise of material begins to bo seriously felt by publishers, as it soon must, n rise in prices may have to follow. It would not be making people pay more for their papers than they used to. It would be merely mak. iug them pay for more which they get in their paper. In a recent paragraph on tho subject of wood eugraviug the Penny Illustrateel Vaper of Loudon affirms that "in the production of illustrated monthly magazines New York is far ahead of London, Ferilmer', with its inim itably finished gems of drawing and engrav ing, being still tho wonder and admiration of thenrt-world." Tho Atlantic SIoxthly, for March, con talus soiuo additional chapters of Mr. Howell's delightful serial, "Tho Undiscovered Couu. try;" u critical essay upon tho writings of Washington Irving, by ChnrleH Dudley Warn er j and an era of Egyptian history, entitled, "Under tho Pharaohs," is ably treated of by Mr. V. II. Underwood, llesides these, tho number couUins the usual variety of fiction, essays and poems from well known writers. Tho leading article iu the Noiitii Amemcan IUvicw for March is by ex. Judge Jerc. S. Black, and is entitled "The Third Term," be ing a reply to ex-rlenator Howe's paper on that subject iu tho Review for February. Hou. E. W. Stoughton follows Mr. l!Iack,i taking precisely the contrary view. A timely article, by David A. Wells aims to prove that n discriminating income tax is essentially Communism, and that this is specially true of such an income tax as was levied iu the Unit ed States by Acts of Congress iu 18C3 and sueceediug years. The fourth article is by Iter. Dr. Hollows, and treats of Civil Service Reform, The author recounts what has been done iu Britain to reform the civil service of that country, and shows how tho experience of Itritish statesmen may bo turned to advant age by American lawmakers. Professor Simon Newcomb, in an articlo on "Our Po litical Dangers," calls attention to tho need of some non-political tribunal forthodctermina. tiou of contested elections. Ho looks on tho presidential struggle of three years ngo, and tho recent excitement in Maine, s symptom, ntlo of n, diseased political condition which calls for remedies very different from those which have hitherto been employed. John Lancaster Spalding, Ilishop of Peoria, makes n spirited reply to Froude'a recent articlo on "ltomanisni and tho Irish Race in America." Tho notices of new books are by Mr, E. L. Didier. Forty-four million five hundred thousand acres are under cultivation in Great Britain, and tho average rental amounts to $14,38 an ncre. Eight hundred and sixteen thousand two hundred and ninety-four laud-holders, or about four-fiftha of the whole, own 17t,3f8 acres, and - persona owu upwards of 100,. 000 acres apiece. Miscellany. Ill.riillinillril. Dead! Do you ear that be I. dead 7 Tako back the word. It la not truet An empty cage you mlftht bare Bald lias io.t the .Inger that w o knew The song now level with the stara , That charmed us even In prison. baral Bntdeadf There ran be no such word, For that which waa sereuc'y bright, Msdo in the image of It. Lord, An cfilucnc! frim the central light, An Inbreathed essence from on high, A bearen-llt spark t-tlat could not die I Net dead but frre be soar, above Tho limit of our lrcr .cope. And wr, because we shared bis love. May currl.h the uplifting hope, That life to u. Is more, by Just Ills altitude above our dutt, More by the poter he ba. attaint d To mlni.ttr as angel, may! More by the knowledge be ha. gained Of love's suprtme.t, p.tient way Of Lit .sing through the cloud or sun, Bo one all-perfect Will be done. And be (the thought Is radiant!) hr This very moment may be near, With solace meted aootblngly To feed a hpe or hu.h a rear! Ko true it Is, diTine.t thing. Come borne to u. on bidden wings. So well we know our Father', c.rc llovers alwut us night snd dsy Ro sweet It Is to think the air la mom! lu a mislerlous way By brt.lh of one beloved on e.rtb, eirowu lonelier by celtstial birth! Tbtu say not he la of Ibcdtadl Ti. only we In cererotlit. dim Who fall of life around, o'erbtad But say It nevermore of blm Wbcm death to livelier Joy baa called, W ho Uvea amoLg us dltdtntbr.lled ! Mary II. IX' "SU'KET HKI.I.S JAXIII.L'J)." Tho firm of Slilel A Mac Neil is pretty well known now in tho printing line ; but, as the song soy, "When they began, they'd no meat iu tho pau ;" and before they were fair ly ou their legs, so to speak, Mac Neil went nud married a "lass without a tocher." Shiel had yearned otr this xtrangancc himself ; and going down one day with his partner to the old place where thty bad learned their trade, hearing from tho press-room the old sweet, familiar tunes, Shicl's heart throbbed to tho measure, and he said to Mac Neil, with n big blush on his broad checks, that he suji posed his partner bad forgotten little Jenny hurke. but he, for one, would never forget her while the world went rouud, and be was going iu to see her that ,ery day. Where upon Mae Neil began to redden U'.o, and led tho way so readily to the particular press that the young English girl was feeding, and Jenny met his approach in such n shy, trem bling, glad confusion, poor Shiel felt bis heart suddenly faint within him, and stole away, ufter n minute or two, to be alone with n singular pang of desolation that bad swept over him. When Mac Neil joined him, Shiel was himself again, but there was something in bis face that led Mac Neil to ask him what was the tuatttr. Had he lost anything ? "No yes," stammered poor Shiel ; then ndtled, pitcously : "Why didn't j on tell me, Mac, that ou had kept on with Jenny? I thought it was a bargain we shouldn't tbiuk of marrying till tho business was well start ed." "So it was, Shiel," said Mae j "hut you know what a sweet voice she's got. Deuce take me, if it didn't haunt me uiglit and day. You don't know what it is to have a musical ear, and there's no harm iu being charmed by a song or two." "Tush, man!" broke iu Shiel. "Do you love each otheri1" "I'm afraid so, Shiel." "Then the sooner she's out of that uasty press-room, the better." "If you'el board with us, Shiel, fbelievo wc could save money by goiug to housekeep ing; and think how nico it would be to havo n snug ingleside tif our own !" Shiel winced a little from this proposal, but couldn't find courage to reject it ; so they took rooms uenr their place of business, and for the first twelvemonth or bo Mac's fiddle) was w ell known to the neighborhood. The boj s dropped iu for a chorus three nights out of four, and all went merry as a marriage bell, till tho feeble pipe of an infant was added to the refrain, which suddenly subdued all other music iu its vicinity, to the immense delight of Shiel, who, not being able to raise a nolo himself, wausomewhut tired of tho melodious conceits of others. He did not know that tho child's stpieak was singularly low and sweet, anil as it gained tolume it also ac tpiiretl melotly. Now 1 take this premature and striking proclivity as a misfortune. Infant prodigies are always more or less of- a nuisance, and little Miss Jean's precocity grew to an alarm ing extent as the years went by. Tho firm of Shiel nnd Mac Neil flourished. Jenny saved tho pennies, nnd the only extrava gances wero iu behalf of littlo Miss Jeau, whose waxen face could ouly be coaxed into a glow by the aid of fome sort of a melody. And tho older she grew tbo wider her taste exjianded, so that after n while a new piano was manii uvred up the stairs nud almost filled Jenny's little parlor. "It's a burning shame," said one of the boys, "to give up the dear old fidello for tho jinglin' of them ivory puppets. Every new piece of Miss Jean's sets n fellow's teeth on edge. One can't hare any more fun at Mac's ; he's hungup his fiddle and bis bow ; and for my part I'm sick to denth of the iufant phe nomenon." So were the rest of the cronies they fell oil one by one, and iu a few years nono were left but Shiel ; he, poor fellow, sat night aft er night with his head up against the wall, the music going in ono ear and out of thu other, till it seemed to hint be had become simply a sort of hollow melancholy tube for tho accommodation of echoes. What could .Mao do, who had alone kept pace with his daughter, and appreciated to the full her remarkable proficiency what could ho do but loug for n larger, fuller, broader bcopo for her? The ceilings were low in their humble floor; tho acoustic prop erties were entirely wanting in that cramped but cozy vicinity. Alas! alas! the nest was all too small for its full-Hedged inmates, and the neighborhood was not what it had been. Mac's business increased day by day. He was getting to be rjuite a moneyed man, and really an authority iu music. Ami Jenny, finding that tho very walls of the old nest were almost bursting asunder, consented at last to more into a fine new bouse ill n new neighborhood, and have new furniture nud new clothes, a new church nnd minister, n new butcher and baker, and, worst of all, some very superior nud excellent servnutH, who took tho whole establishment out of her bands, nud left her high upon tho banks of prosperity with nothing to do but to enjoy herself. And nil at once she began to bo most miserable. Mao Neil and bis re markable daughter stepped out ot their nest as the blithest, finest, most sagacious of birds, left the worthless tenement that had served its purpose, and began forthwith to scratch and peck nud scramble for themselves in the most natural nud praiseworthy way. Rut poor Jenny stumbled at every step, nud grew uiore featherlessnud forlorn us tho yenrs went by. Pretty she wns yet, far prettier than her daugbtcrbut this did not seem to wiu for her tho admiration she most coveted. Poor Jenny would hare gladly taken the ponder ous form and heavy features of Mrs. Dolancy Vere, could shu have gained thereby that la ely's severely critical taste nnd talent, or the long bony neck of Miss Perry, if it could still hold those wonderfully high notes which Mr. Mao Neil so admired. Do what 'sho would,, tho old accent that was once so dear in her husband's car still clung to her. ' "Don't say 'yere,' for 'here,' Jenny," ex postulated Mr. Mao Neil ; "and I'd rather do without anything at the table than the letter h, except when it's one letter too many." So Jenny began to speak only from sheer necessity. ' She never could please her bus. band any more, do what she would, and didn't care to find favor in tho sight of otb. ers. It began to be apparent to Jenny that she wns n clog and a burden to her husband and daughter -nay, to tho" wholo world in which tboy delighted to livo and there came a time when she resolved no longer to bo the stumbling-block to their popularity. Thcro was a invtitale at the Louse that night, and all tho doom wero open. Tho halls wero filled with flowers, somo of them brought from tho florist in tubs of wldo ill mcuslous i and Jenny, in n plain black silk, crouchtd behind ouo offLoso while Mr. Mao Neil was bringing his daughter down thu stairs and into the crowded parlors. Mac's nose was high in tho air ; bo was dressed lu tho finest of broadcloth, wbllo tho musical prodigy, who was now a well-grown young woman, swept along inn rustling whito silk that tho dress-maker wouldn't let Jenny do even the cording for. On they went, and Jcunj's heart swelled big with ptldc, then sank with mortification, for two fine ladies near her, leaning upon tho arms of n good looking gentleman, began nil nt onco to cavil nt poor Jenny, who had never lu her wholo life said evil of mi) body, "Tbo mamma nppenrs to he invisible," snld ouo of thein. "They say sho Is shut tin iu the coal hole upon these ocensions : nnd no wonder when ono thinks of tho blunders of tljo poor creature." "Perhaps she's ill the kitchen," said tho other. "I've heard that is whero Mr. Mac Neil first found her." Then up spoko the good-natured. looking gentleman, and said that if sho could make n good ragout there her husband ought to rise up and call her blessed, for it was a finer ac complishment than any he could remember t nud ouo thing wns certnlu, sho was n far prettier woman than most ot them there that night. A little latir on, ono of their old friends, tho wife of a journeyman printer, iu the dear old neighborhood of the forsaken liest, wns startled by the apparition of a comely face, dear to tho olden time of mtrrimcut nnd song, but now blurred with tenrs; and tho tale she told, Mrs. M'Shnuc anticipated every word of. "My poor bairuie," she said, "I kuew how 'twould bo when I saw Mac's way of going on. His stuck-up airs and his talk about stroiihes anel sjiiipbonicB nnd outlandish heulbtnnms boded no good. Hut so long ns I have a roof ,ou shall sbaro it." Hut Jenny was iudepeudent, and soou got a situation far above the ono iu which she first saw her husband. As luek would have it the old rooms were just vacated. Mrs, M'Shane had most of the old furniture; so, be-fore the month wus out Jenny was back in her nest, but sick at heart, and sometimes ready to die. In tho meanwhile we must run back a mouth to the scene of festivity, where wc left Mac with his head high iu the uir, aud tho skirts of the musical prodigy trailing full a ard behind her. Neither of them missed Jenny till thu splendid repast wns ready, and the guests were not disconsolate for the soci ety of their hostiss. Hut now, indeed, it was time for Jenny to take her liglitful place ; nnd with many un inward prater that she would be us little unop.al to the occasion as could be expected of her, anel a resohe to caution her only to speak when necessary, nnd n certainty in his heart that sbo would at least be pltaiant to look upon, Mr. Mac Neil awaited his wife. I needn't say he waited iu vain , and two or three of the sonants not beiug able to find her, Mr. Mac Neil, in high displeasure, sent Shiel oil with an immediate order for her peremptory appearance before him, Shiel hunted high and low, and came back to bis partner with a wild look of alarm in his face, and his now scanty locks almost ou end. "She's clean gone ! not o sign of her !" ho said. , MacNeil was more mad than grieved, for be knew she'd couie in, he said, at the fag. end of the ftast and soil everything. "She's run out somewhere for something," said poor Mac, littlo thinkiug of the nature of her er rand. Ho made an apt excuse to his daugh ter, and the supper went on successfully. Poor Shiel ate uctern mouthful, and his face was us white nnd blank as if ho bad seen a ghost ; but nobody minded Shiel. In truth, Mac's owu appetite was n little frustrated, and as the uifcht wore away he washsaitily glad to see the people trooping out to their carriages. When all were gone, a little up stairs maid, who had always been civil to poor Jenny, put a little note into Mac's hand, saving that her mistress told her not to give it to bim till tho festivity was over. Mac opened it with a trembling hand, aud read poor Jenny's scrawl : "I'm gone fur good and all, dearie. For a long time l ie seen that jou and my darling child were bejoud me in everjthiug. I can never grow up to jou ; so please forgive mo if I stop by the way. God bless and prosper you is the prayer of jour fatibful Jrxsr." Mac handtd it over to Shiel, and dropped in n chair as if struck by an unseen hand. The air was a little heaiy with the breath of bis artistic guests who bad just departed, and the scent of the exotics sickened his nostrils; the big blaze of light grew- dim about him, and nil he could see for that weary minute was the sweet face of a young English girl he hat! known and loved almost beyond bis strength n long time ago. Shiel had read the uote for tho sixth time, his face growing more and more distracted and imbecile, and had begun to read it over again, when Mac cried out, in a broken voice, "Could liny villain be at tho bottom of this. Shiel ? could any one bavo tampered with her lojalty "i" "Never!" cried Shiel, indignantly. "I'll answer for that with my life. I know how foolishly faithful sho was never an eye or ou ear for anv body else. I know that by experience. Many 'a the time I've tried to console her myself for jour indifference." "My what r" roared poor Mac. "Your indifference nnd neglect. Sir!" cried Shiel, now aroused to the pitch of reck, lessncss. "She was n pearl of purity aud sweet simplicity, but sho was cast before swine, Sir," "Shiel, you were always more or leas of a fool," groaned Mae, "nud now you're clean daft." Hut he listened to Shiel as he went On to givo him a piece of bis mind, and took heart as he lathered in the evidence of Jen. ny's wouuded lore. "She'll be back beforo twentj'-fours," said Mac, "aud we'll all be tbe happier for this littlo bout." A whole week passed away, nud no Jenny came to lift the weight rom Mao's heart. Shiel advised him to secretly consult tho po lice, nt which Mac first revolted, then sue-' cuiubed; but with no success. A fortnight went by, nnd oven Shiel forgave every fault of Mac a, so deep and slncero were his sor row and penitence. Tho musical abstraction of Miss Jean served in n measure to mitigate her grief, and au eminent professor had of. ferttl her the warmest sympathy nud conso lation n man can offer ; but poor Mac hated the thought or souud of music now, and would have no commiseration save that of Shiel, which, indeed, partook of so unwearied a nature that Mao clung to it as n drowning man will to n straw. At tho cud of a mouth Shiel declared that journalism was tbe only thlug left to them. Ho had held it, he said, as a dtrnltr ratrt, not wanting to set the tongues of the world that Jenny so hated wagging in her behalf; but her cruel obstinacy had let them no al ternative. "I see," said Mac "the personal column in tho Herald. Make it as agonizing as you can, Shiel. God knows it can't hold misery enough. Tell her to come back and rule er ery'.hiug manage the money aud the busi ness, smash tho piano, nud forbid Joan's mar riago to tho professor ; aud tell her Shiel, the. houso is 'cauld without her, and my heart wearies salr,' " Aud here the tears rolled out of his eyes, and a lump iu his throat stopped his speech. "Nonseuse, man," said Suiol. "Call you that journalism ? Listen here, Sir, to the cunning touch of genius, the lever that mores the world," and he read foth to the despond ing partner a littlo paragraph from a promt, nent newspaper, stating the deep regret with which they learned that tho recent domestic, troubles of the eminent musical critic, Mr, Mao Neil, had not only prostrated him upon a bed of illness, whero he was now lying lu a critical condition, but that his business af. fairs had become hopelessly entangled, and thcro wns a probability of an early sale of his household effects for tho benefit of his cred. itors. Among these articles were some mu. sical curiosities, information of which could be obtained of Mr. Shiel, Printing-house Square, No. blank. "And now I must go to No. blank at once." said Shiel ; for if I'm not mistaken, this will fetch her within tho hour." Shiel bad no sooner got seated nt his desk than thcro wns n timid knock at tho door that sent his heart thumping iu unison. Upon that threshold ho presently saw n familinr littlo figure, and heard n bnaken voico which tho thickness of no veil could disguise. Sho began to inquiro about tho musical curiosi ties, whllo Shiel looked nt her eagerly. Ho said not a word, but there was something in his faco so cad nud yearning that Jenny be gan to sob. "Is he so very sick, Shiel dear i" sbo cried. "Oh, tako mo to him, wicked woman tbnt I am 1 I haro killed I have killed him for whom I would lay down my life I" She threw back her veil aud put out both her little liuiiels, nud Shiel, ou tho spur of tho mo ment, caught her in his arms and held her to his heart, excusing tho wntmth of this ent braco by tho pica thnt ho thought she wns faiutiug. They found Mac wnlkiug nbout tho room, somewhat worn aud thin, to bo sure, ami big, greedy, cavernous hollows of grief lu his faco ; but ns bo took Jenny iu his arms, these hollows filled up with joy, and his whole being seemed to dilate with strength and gladness. "Surely, you can't bo so very, tery ill, dearie i" whispered Jenny, looking coaxiugly into his eyes. "I'm I'm n littlo belter," said Mac, sljly winking to poor Shiel, and kissing her again nud again. "Then don't mind being a beggar, dear," pursued Jenny, "Let them sell what they will, they can't sell jou, nnd wo can all go and live in our old nest again. "Aud givo over this fine one to Jean aud her professor," said Mac. "Hut the creditois," cried Jenuj-. "There is tbo only man to whom I owu anything lu the world," said Mac, pointing to Shiel. Jenny looked about her rather ruefully, and said to Shiel, "Can't wo go back to the old nest, Shiel? Cau't we all go back?" Shiel wns near the door, nud caught both her hands iu his. "There are no birds iu Inst year's nests," said poor Shiel, and left them alone together. An Irl.ll VVLr. When eveuiug came the storm lulled, and left a gloomy chill iu its stead. Tho coffin arrived so expeditiously that somo snitl it must hnvo been made beforehand. A few country people who had met it on its way fol lowed it with loud wailiugs, iu which they re herased tho virtues of those whom tbe-y had lost, aud their grief and desolation lu hating them no longer with them. Often a cofliu is thus escorted from n neighboring village to the houso of mourning. It is then placed out of sight, ns the body is not laid in it until a few minutes before leaving its Inst earthly abode : turf wns heaped upon the fire, candles light eel, and a jug of whiskey, filling the room with its penetrating odor, gave evidence of preparation for tbe approaching wake. Tbo villagers loitered about tho doorway gossiping uutil the arrival of n weird old wo man, who knelt nt tbe threshold, nud snitl, "fioil bless all here ! God rest the soul of the dead !" Then seating herself by tbe side of tho bodj, she stretched out her lean and shrivelled hands, nnd burst forth into the most piercing lamentations, in which she re counted all tbo virtues of tho defunct and of her family; other withered creatures, who had been smoking and dozing by tbe chimney, now aroused themselves, ant joined inn dole ful chorus. The intervals between tbe arriv al of the guests which wero signals for new outbnrsts were filled by whiskej'-drinking, smokiug, snuffing, anel gossip. If any one who hail lost it fneud desired to do so, they could embrace this opportunity of "crying" him. As the night advanced, the scene be came one of wild excitement ; the old people grew confidential and communicative over their cups, and the younger members amused themselves with various games. Upon the breast of tho corpse, which Uj ou the table in the centre of tho room, was n plate heaped with tobacco, from which each new-comer filled a pipe presented him on en tering, and after murmuring a brief prayer, took his place either among the old people by the fire, or the younger ones in tho further extremity of the room. Ou the arrival of tho neighbors, two old women, who wero "given up" to be, as I was informed, the best criers iu the parish, broke iuto unearthly bowlings, aud these dismal echoes dieel away amid tho gossip of the elder and the laughs aud jokes of the younger portion of the assemblage. From an obscure corner I watched unobserrcel the strange sceue, and saw how, after each round of whiskey, the rigid lines that marked the faces of tho old men and women broke iuto n myriad traits of subtle expression, and their gummy eyes glistened and sparkled with a new.founel life, while the young people were soon iu the midst of ft kissing game. A circle was formed round a youth, who was called upon to choose the prettiest from tho assembled maidcus. On beiug summoned she advanced, kissed her admirer, who retired, aud in her turn chose a young man from the group, and so tho gamo proceeded until all had been kissed I hoped to their satisfac tion. Should any decline to meet the de mands exacted bj' tho laws of the game, the)' are beaten with a knotted apron, amid great hilarity and, contention, into compliance. When this was finished, the old people, who hail been drjiug tobacco bj' the fire, and pow. dering it into snuff by rolling it between their lingers, and partook of it iu large quan tities to keep themselves awake, again began the death-song with wild vehemence. When thej had somewhat reliered their feelings iu this manner, tbo whiskey was once more banded rouud, aud tho young people resumed their games. The old men and women refill ed their pipes with tbo tobacco which lay on the dead woman's breast, aud warming their thin blood by the cheerful fire, listened to some cummer's tale. One of the young men on tbe other sido of the room, clad iu an old red petticoat, ragged shawl, and a rufiltxl cap, his face begrimed with soot, and a short clay pipe stuck in his mouth, personating an old woman in the agonies of a fatal sickness, attracted my at tention. A tall youth in a white flannel jack, ct and trousers, whose face was the picture of jollity, endearored to appear as wise be was perhaps in verity as a doctor. Ho felt tho pulse, aud shook his bead, and prescribed "potheen" which, amid vociferous applause, wus partaken of by tho whole assemblage. He who counterfeited tho old woman dropped this he ail and was soou stretched on the floor, in simulation of death. Mourners grouped about him, and two of the leading spirits bat ou either side ns criers, tho wholo assemblage giving themselves up to the fun of this mad travesty. "Never in all my life can I cry well on this side the corpse," said ouo of the madcaps, rising, nnd with his henvy hob-nailed shoes walked ou as well as over tho counterfeited corpse. "Nor I either," cried tho other, who walk, ed over the body with even less tenderness than his compauiou. .If the object of this mock solicitude ob. jected to the rough treatment, he was beaten into submission by the knotted apron before mentioned. In the dry recital these scenes lose, per bnps, a great deal of their mirth ; but when I witnessed them I could not resist tho hilarity which they provoked, uutil the littlo grand, child, who had been sleeping, nmid nil this uproar, iu her mother's lap, creeping to tho table on which her grandma lay, tugged at the sheet, and crying, "Mahmore," recalled mo to tho nwful presence of the dead. This touching incident did not seem to nf. feet the rest of the assemblage in tho same manner, for tho sobbing child was sent back to its coruer, aud the old women broke into another verse of their death-cry, while the young peoplo prepared for another game. J. Iu Clouil, in March llarjxft. Gold. A cubio inch of gold is worth $'.'10; bcublo foot, t30:!,880 ; n cubio yard, $!I,7!I7, 7K2. This is valuing it at $18.G'J an ounce. At the commencement of the Christian era there was then iu the world M'.'7.000,000 iu gold. This had diminished to $1X7,000,000 at tho timo America was discovered. Then it be gnu to increase. Now the amount of gold in use is estimated to be $0,000,000,000. Yet all this welded into one mass would be con tained iu a cube of -U feet. Imluati liil Kitucatlon Thcro nro certain facts of current history which giro grcnt importance to tho subject of industrial education. It Is notorious, iu tho first place, that the old system of appren ticeship has almost entirely gone iuto tlisuso. How me American artisan gets tho knowl edge nnd Bkill which enable him to work nt n trade, is not obrious, Iu ono wny cr nnothcr ho manages to do it : but tho approach to n mechanical employment has practically ceas ed to bo tnrougn au oiii-iasinouea appren ticeship, Among tho causes that have con spired to procure the abandonment of tbo old system, may first bo mentioned tho influ ence or common schools, (juarrel with tho fact ns wo may, it cannot be successfully de nied that the influence of common schools has been to unfit those subjected to their pro cesses and social inllucnces for the common employments of life. Tho lad who has mado a successful beginning of the cultivation of his intellect, does not like tbo idea of getting a liriug by tbo skillful use of his muscles, In a mechanical employment. It does not nc couut for everything to say that ho gets nbore It. It is enough thnt ho likes the line of intellectual development in which ho finds himself, nnd has no taste for bodily labor. So ho goes further, or, stopping altogether, seeks somo light employment demanding his grade of culture, or tries to get hi liring by bis wits. Mechanical employments are pass ing more aud more into tbo hands of foreign ers. General Armstrong, of the colored col- .lego nt Hampton, iu a recent search for black. mums shops at the North whero lie might safely place n number of Indian lads, found no Americans to deal with. Erery black smith was an Irishman. If it is nsked why there is not a universal effort made for tbe reinstatement of the ap prentice systems, we reply that there is n very ugly lion iu the way. An item of news which has just gone the round of the papers states tbe case as it stands. A piano-make complained that be could not get men enough to do his work, tbe reason beiug that his men belonged to n ccicty that bael taken upon itself to regulate the number of apprentices he could instruct iu the business. They had limited this number to one utterlj insufficient to supply the de matid, nud be was powerless. The)- had even cut down the number recent ly, bo that there was no way for him but to import bis workmen, aire p.dy instructed, from abroad, Iu brief, there is n conspirncj ninoug societj'-men, all over the country, to koop American bojsout of the useful trades; nud industrial education is thus under tho ban of an outrageous desjiotism which ought to bo put down by the strong baud of tbe law-. It is thus seen that while the common school naturally turns the great multitude of its attendants awaj from manual emploj' uieiits, those who still fe:l iuclined to enter upon them have no freedom to do so, because a great r.imy of soeiety-men stand firmly in the way, overruling employer aud employed alike. The public hardly needs to learn that the result of the indisposition and inability to h-arn trades among American boys is about as disastrous as can be imagined. It is found that in the prisons, almost universallj-, the number ot criminals wLo never learned a trade to those who are skilled workmen nre as six to one. Tbe army of tramps who have infested the country for the last few years is largely composed of men who have bad no industrial edueatiou whatever. These men, who be gut our doors, are mainly men who never learned n trade and can handle nothing but a shovel. A New Y'ork clergjiuau, jk scssiug a large family of boys, recent)- de clared from his pulpit that he intended thnt eve ry lad of his family should learn some me chanical employment, by which, in au emer gency, he could get a living. He was right. It is iu the emergencies of life it is when men find themselves helpless nud without tbe lower of earning money that they slip into crime, nnd Income tbe tenants of prisons und penitentiaries. So the American people must, sooucr or later, be driven to the establishment of in dustrial schools. To learn bow to work skill fully with tbe bunds must become n part of commoli eduentiou. Rich ncd poor nlike should be taught how to work, for it is tpiite as likely that the rich will become poor as that some of tbe poor will become rich j aud that is, and alwa) must be, n poor education which fails to prepare a man to tako care of himself and bis dependents in, life, We un. ilerstnnd wbut to do with criminals. We con fine the m ami set them to learning n trade, especially the jouug criminals. The reform schools never lenve out tbe element of manu al industry. Why is it not just as legitimate to teach thu virtuous how to take care of themselves without crime as it is the vicious? .. 17. JlftUanrf, in Sfribhfrfvr Mitrch. The- l.luphoir. THE LATEST VAIIVELOE ELECTRIC SCIENCE. Dr. II. K. Licks, of South Bethlehem, Peim., who has been a student of electrical phenomena for several years, read a paper before a scientific societj of that place a few days ngo, in w hich he announced the success ful issue ot n most remarkable series of ex perimenls. Ho calls his discovery the dia phote, and be claims that it will do for light what the telephone does for sound that is, that it will not create light, but that it will cause its transmission and reproduction. The theory of tbe two instruments is very similar. In the telephone, two diaphragms vibrate sympathetically, and in tbe diapbote two pe culiarlj'.cuustructed minors are used, which present similar images upon their surfaces, though thej- may be separated by many miles. The receiviug mirror is composed of an amal gam of selenium and iodide of silver, and the reproducing mitror of a compound of se lenium aud chromium. Iodido of silver aud chromium wero use d because of their peculiar sensitiveness to light, a property which is well known scientifically, and which has long been practically utilized in photography. Selenium was added, because after many ex. perimeuts, it seemed best adapted to modify the action of the mirrors that each ray of light should iufiuenco tho electric current propor tionally to its position iu the solar spectrum. In the diaphote exhibited to the society, each mirror measured G inches by 4, and each was composed of 'l sections, each section being connected by its own wire with a galvanic battery and with the section correspondingly situated iu the other mirror. Tbo 72 wires can, of course, be bound iuto a single bun dle when properly insulated. When mirrors of uubrokcu surfaces and a single wire are used the tho truth of the theory is said to be demonstrated, but unsatisfactorily, as the im age is not so well defined as with sectional mirrors. Iking thus constructed, the dia phote is operated by conducting the waves of light from an object through an ordinary camera to the first mirror, there they pro. duce momentary chemical changes in the amalgam, vvhich modify the electrio current, and cause similar changes in the remote mir. ror, thus reproducing a similar image, which, by a second camera, may be seen by the eye or thrown upon a screen. Having thus explained the instrument, an exhibition of its powers was given by Dr. Licks. Mag. uesium wire was burned before one mirror in a distant room, and a committee of the soci ety held various objects in tho light thus pro duccd. A trade dollar was first shown, and tho audience in tbo lecture-room could dis tinguish even tbe date. The movement of the hands of a watch, a flower, a kitten's head, nnd other miscellaneous objects were also readily seen. Several independently printed reports apparently establish the truth of Dr. Licks's discovery beyond question; he himself is firmly convinced that future de velopments will moro than make good what is hero stated. The only blemish in bis dis covery nt present, seems to be a teudeuoy on the part of tho mirrors to become disintegrat ed by constant chemical changes, but that he hopes to overcome. The imagination almost fails before the possibilities of what the dia phote may yet accomplish. It would at once solro tho problem of the division of the elec trio light, for many diaphotes would turn a light of a thousand candle-power into an in definite number of small lights, situated in as many places as desired. Ard as sun-light could also bo transmitted, Now York may yet see a light primarily Introduced by the. sun in regions where sun-light never fails, and where it is day-light when it is night hero. In con. uectlon with the telephone, it would be pus. eible to see and talk with persons at a elis- tance, and the telegraphic forgeries which now periodically convulse the stock market would become impossible. Signal-men may' yet ba mado to see hundreds of miles of track nt once, and iu thatcaso there ought never to bo another railroad accident. And iu con ncction with photo-lilhograjiby, uewspnpers may yet bo simultaneously published in sev eral cities. The Ittrial Editor. I1EV. JAUES FnU.MAN CLARKE IlEUCRlBES HIM TO THE PArillfn CLUB AT BOSTON. llenUemen and iMliet of the I'mn Wo preachers have hnd a great many lessons from jou in past years lessons for which I am grateful in regard to our faults nnd needs, Wo haro had In litcraturo many pict ures of tho ideal clergyman "Passing rich on forty pounds a year." Suppose, since you haro given me this oppor. tuuity, I turn the tables and describe tho ideal editor? Tbo ideal editor is ono who uses, not only his scissors but his brains, in making up his paper. Ho asks himself what bis readers need, and gives them not merely what they wish, but what they want. He is not satis fied with printing unintelligible statements nbout tbe wnr in Afghanistan, but finds out what they mean, and makes tho condition of things clear to the average reader. So he is n teacher who educates tho community by erery issue. Tbo ideal editor is an independent man, buying his own convictions and impressing these ou his sheet till it takes tbe color of his mind. He is not merely the echo of bis sub scribers' opiuions he sends forth no uncer tain sound. All know whero he stands. Ho has, as James Lowell said of Joseph Tinker Buckingham, "something iu him gritty." So at last men como to read bis paper as tbey read Horace Greeley's, trusting in him as an bcuest man, who always said what ho thought, and who bad bomo thoughts to bay. The ideal editor is also a man of conscience ns well as n man of conviction. Ho know s that be wields a mighty weapon that he in fluences the publio mind erery day, either for good or eril. He knows that he is always making men better or worse teaching them to respect truth, justice, humanity, philan thropy, or to sneer and laugh at them. This description is not wholly ideal ; no doubt it has been realized more or less fully, l'er Lqps there bare been ns many ideal editors as ideal ministers. Newspapers, like church es, aro usually on tbe side of what is best, nnd I trust both nre growing more so. Maying;., unit Wno'Tlrat Kiald Thru, Many of our common sayings, so trite and pithy, are used without tbe least idea from whose mouth or pen tbey first originated. Probably the works of Shakespeare furnish us with more of these familiar sayings than nny other writer, for to bim we owe: "AH is not gold thnt glitters," "Make n virtue of necessity," "Scre jour courage to a stick-iug-place," (not point), "They laugh that win," "This is tbo short and long of it," "Comparisons are odious," "As merry as tbe day is long," "A Daniel como to judgment," "Frailty, thy name is woman," and hosts of others. WVbiugtou Irving gives us "The Almigh ty Dollar. Thomas Norton queried long ago "What will Mrs. Grundy say i" while Gold smith answers, "Ask me noquestions and I'll tell you no fibs." Charles C. Pickney "Mil lions for defence, but not one cent for trib. nte." "First in war, first iu peace, and first in tbe hearts of his fellow-citizens," (not countrymen), appeared in tho resolutions presented to tho House of Representatires in December, 17SJ0, prepared by Gen, Heury Lee. From the same we cull, "Make assurance doubly sure," "Christmas comes but onco a year," "Count their chickens ere they are Latched," aud "Look beforo you leap." Thomas Tasser. a writer of tbe sixteenth century, gives us, "It's an ill wind turns no good," "Better late than never," "Look ero thou leap," and "The stono that is rolling can gather no moes." "All cry and no wool" is found in Butler's "Hudibras." Dryden sa)s: "None but the brave de serve the fair," "Men are but children of a larger growth," "Through thick and thin." "No pent-up Uticn contracts our power," de clared Jonathan Sewell. "When Greeks join Greeks then was tho tug of war," Nathaniel Lee, HilC. "Of two evils I baTO chosen the least," and "The end must justify the means," are from Matthew Prior. We are indebted to Colley Cibber for the agreeable intelligence that "Richard is himself again." Johnson tells us of "A good hater," aud Mackintosh in 17!U, tbe phrase often attributed to John Randolph, "Wise and masterly inactirity." "Variety's the very spice of life," and "Not much the worse for wear," Cowper. "Man proposes, but God disposes," Thomas a Kempis. Christopher Marlow gave forth the invita tion so often repeated by his brothers in a less public way, "Lore me little, love me loug." Edward Cooke was of the opinion that "A uian's houso is his castle." To Mil ton we owe "Tho paradise of fools," "A wil derness of sweets," and "Moping melancholy and moonstruck madness." Edward Young tells us "Death lores a shin ing mark." "A fool at forty is a fool indeed," but, alas for his knowledge of human nature when he tells us "Man wants but little, nor that little long." From Bacon comes "knowledge is power," and Thomas Southcrne remiudsustbat "Pity's akin to lore." Dean Swift thought that "Bread is the staff of life." Campbell found that "Coming events cast their shadows be fore," and " 'Tin distance lends enchautment to tho view." "A thing of beauty is a joy forever," is from Keats. Franklin said, "God helps them who help themselves," and Law rence Sterne comforts us with tbe thought, "God tempers the wind to tho shorn lamb." Even some of the "slang" phrases of the day have a legitimate origin. "Putting your foot in it" is certainly not a very elegant mode, of expression, but, according to the "Asintic Researches," it is quite a fine point of law; when the title' to laud is disputed in Hindobtan two boles nre dug in the ground and used to encase a limb of each lawyer (?), and the one who tired find lost his client's case. Fancy, if you can, some famous "limbs of the law" pleading iu such a manner I It is geneially the client wbo "puts his foot in it." When things are in disorder they are often said to bo turned topsy turry ; this expres sion is derired from tho way in which turf used for fuel is placed to dry, the turf being turned downward ; and the expression then means top-side turf way. Plutarch, in his life of Arcesilaus, King of Sparta, gires us tho origin of a quaint and fa miliar expression. Ou n certain occasion an ambassador from Epims, on n diplomatic mission, was shown by the king orer his capita), Tbe ambassa dor knew of tbe monarch's fame knew that though only nominally king of Sparta, ho was yet ruler of Greece nud he looked to see mnssiro walls rearing aloft their embattled towers for the defence of the town ; but he found nothing of the kind. He marveled much at this, and spoke of it to the king. "Sire," ho said, "I have visited most of tho principal towns, and I find no walls reared for defence. Why Is this ? "Indeed, Sir Ambassador," replied Arcesi. laus, "thou canst not hare looked carefully. Come with mo to-morrow morning, and I will show you the walls of Sparta." Accordingly on the following morning the king led his guest out upon the plains where his army was drawn up in full battle array, and pointing proudly to the serried hosts, he said : "There, thou beholdest the walls of Sparta ten thousand men, and every man a brick !" Apropos of the Grahamite theory is the story of old Sam Johnson's definition of oat meal. He hated the Scotch with irrepressi. bio malignity, and never lost an opportunity to express himself on tbe Bubject. When en. gagod on his famous dictionary be came to the word "oatmeal," and described it as fol. lowst "A substance that is given to horses In England aud to men in Scotland." One of the Edinburgh professors saw it, and said i "Ay, and what splendid horses you have in England, and what splendid men we have in Scotland!" A Caution to Consdmptite Invalids. Anronos of the recent Inurnev from Dahtiai j to St. Petersburg of the invalid Empress of AtuKsia, wuu uas gone uoiuo in miciwinier lor fear of dying away from her family, a distin guished Vienna physician publishes a vigor ous protest against tho practico of sending consumptive patients to warm climates, with out regard to the stage of their disease or their circumstances. He has taken noto of fifty cases of such patients who haro been sent by their physicians to spend a winter in Italy or Egypt, and among them all he found only throe who received any benefit from tho change, whilo many were positively injured. Much that he says is as applicable to this country as to Europe. No doubt many of our physicians prescribe a winter sojourn in Florida or Nassau to patients in advanced stages of lung complaints, without much con sideration of the possible effects upon them of au enervating atmosphere, tbo absence of homo faces nnd homo comforts, and the wear iness and loneliness ot a listless life among strangers. A warm winter climato is no doubt beneficial in the early stages of the disease, and in some instances may effect a euro ; and in moro advanced stages its influ ence may alleviate the sufferings of the pa tient and retard the progress of the fatal mat ady. But tbe wise physician should careful, ly consider whether the possible benefits will not be moro than counterbalanced by the fa. tlgues of tho journey and tho discomforts and homesickness attendant upon life in hotels away from family nnd friends. Erery one who has visited our Southern winter resorts has been moved at the spectacle of melan choly invalids hoping for some maeical ef- feet from tbo climate, which they should uever nave oecn jeu 10 expect, ejousumed with ennui, with no society save that of oth er patients, these poor people watch the ther mometer and tho progress of their ailments, shivering with cold when the mercury ap proaches the freezing point, and bitterly re gretting the snug Northern homes which many of them should never hare left. The EniTon or the Atlantic A news paper scribe has been visiting William D. Howells at his home near Boston, aud cannot refrain from giring his impressions of the ed itor of the Atlantic to the public. The de lightful author is very accessible ; he never assumes a lofty demeanor or treats j'ouug writers either with superciliousness or pat ronage. He is, on the contrary, very simple, straightforward, and cordial in manner, but still shrewd and careful in all business mat ters. In person he is small, rather stout, stooping a little ; bis complexion is dark, his eye bright, his smile kindly, his brown hair parted in the middle, bis mustache heavy and just tinged with gray. He has something of an Italian look, though he would bo known for an American anywhere. He has three children, a boy and two girls, the elder of these, 14 or 1.",, having already made her de but in verse in a juvenile magazine. They usually run in and out of his study while he is at work, and are as fond of bim as he is of them. His conversation is as facile, bright, aud graceful as his style, and, like that, abounds in delicate humor and gentle cyni cism. He avoids serious subjects, and can not be betrayed iuto argument, but illustrates whatever ho touches with a picturesque light-" ness. He is accounted charming in company, but unlike what might be expected of a de scribe r of contemporaneous lite and manners, he goes littlo into society. His wife, very amiable nnd pleasant, a siste of Larkin G. Mead, the sculptor, he first met in Italy. Howells is a native of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, his father being Welsh and his mother a Pennsylvania German. Originally a printer, he became a journalist he edited the Ohio State Journal once and then a pure littera teur. He is a master of style, and is in his forty-third year. The Zcles Eat Some Meat. It was such a scene as I am powerless to describe. Each boj bat at the fire in front of bis own particu lar stick or ramrod, on which were the little knobs of meat ; but beside each was a pilo of long strips about an inch thick, nnd some of tbem a yard in length. While his knobs were slowly roasting the boy would take ono of these long strips, containing at least half a pound of meat, and, holding one end in the name, would let it get toasted for a few sec onds; then be would place that end in his moutb, and begin to chew it, placing tbe still uncooked end in the flame, and at the same time watching that tbe knobs on his stiek did not get burned. For three hours or more not a boy moved from tbe fire except to cut up a fresh supply of meat or to bare a drink of water. All this time tbey hardly spoke a word, so intent were they on gorging them selves ; but as tbe night advanced they broke into a low, monotonous sort of humming chant, during which, one after the other, they recounted some adventure of the day, or expressed their delight at so much good food, tbe others all the while keeping up an accom panying chorus of tho humming chant. Oc casionally they would rajse their voices to a, yell, and then sink them so low as to be al. most inaudible. Woodward and mj'self turn ed iuto our blankets, and were 60on lulled nsleep by the monotonous but not unpleasant singing. All through the night tbe boys al ternately ate or sang, and several times when I awoke I saw them still hard at work chew ing" down the yards of meat. llemintetnco pf llofie LifeSandeman. The Hiohest Stbcctcbxs in the Wobld. Tbo twin towers of Cologne Cathedral will probably be completed during the present year. They ate now the highest structures'! the world, exceeding by l.0 metres the tow er of St. Nicholas Church in Hamburg, which is 144.20 metres iu bight. When completed tbey will be ICO metre-B high. The following are the bights of the highest buildings in the. world : Spires of Cologne Cathedral, 24 feet 11 inches ; cathedral spire at Rouen, 482 feet; tower of St. Nicholas, Hamburg, 473 feet 1 inch; cupola of St. Peter's, Rome, 4C9 feet 2 inches ; cathedral spiro at Strasburg, 40fl feet 11 inches ; Pyramid of Cheops, 449 feet H inches ; tower of St. Stephen's, Vienna, 443 feet 10 inches ; tower of St. Martin';, Landshut, 434 feet 8 inches ; cathedral spire at Freiburg, 410 feet 1 inch ; cathedral spire, Antwerp, 404 feet 10 inches; cupola of cathe dral, Florence, 390 feet S inches (Campanile. 292 feet) ; St. Paul's London, 5C.1 feet 1 inch'; ridgo tiles of Cologne Cathedral, 3C0 feet S inches; cathedral tower at Madgeburg, 339 feet 11 inches ; (Campanile, St. Mark's square, Venice, 322 feet) ; tower of the new Votive Church, Vienna, 314 feet 11 inches; tower of Ratbhaus, Berlin, 288 feet 8 inches. Gold in Russian AnenrrECTCBE. Tho re port of Russia's wish to negotiate anew loan, and the undoubted fact of her paper ruble being now worth only SO cents instead of 7S, suggest some curious ideas in connection with tbo magnificent church now being com pleted in Moscow, with a thick plating of gold on its dome and cross. This fashion ot gilding church towers is universal in Russia, and it has been calculated that enongh gold is thus lying idle to pay off the national debt. The Isaac Cathedral, in St, Petersburg, has a plating of gold three-quarters of an Inch thick orer the whole of a dome as largo as that of St. Paul's in London. The church of Our Lady of Kazan has a massive altar fur niture of -solid silver. During the great firo of Moscow, iu 1812, the molten gold and sil ver were seen flowing like water from tho burning churches, aud the new addition to them which is about to be consecrated repre sents on outlay of fully $13,000,000. A Boston correspondent of the Providence Journal tolls this story about tbe venerable Rev. Dr. Bartol t Mr. Savage, the Unitarian minister, had instructed his little girl very sensibly with the idea that a portion of God was perceptible in everything that was noble and beautiful. The child, as children do, had got this idea very ingeniously fitted into her own mind ready for an application at a mo. ment's warning. One day as tbe door-bell rang, sho presented herself In the hall just in season to receive one of Dr. Bartol's benig. nant smiles, and to fully observe that gracious, benignant figure. Immediately she sped to her father with this exclamation ; ' 'Ob, papa I apal The whole of God has come now." r. Bartol, as well he might, declared that he had never been so flattered in his fife.