The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, June 09, 1866, Image 1

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VOL. 1. NO. 0.
nv tmwAtin coatk I'isKxnr.
I rir.t. tHU cup to one undo up
Of loveliness alone,
A woman, of licr gentlo sex
, The Fceinlni; paragon;
To whom tlio better element
Anil kindly tar liavo Klurn
A form ho f.ilr, tlutt, like tliu ulr,
'Til less of eailll than Heaven.
Vler every tone Is imtstc'A nwil,
. T.llio tlioo of morning birds-,
'And Roiiictmni: rdore Ulan melody
,. Dwells ecr III her words;
Tl'io oolntiRO of her heart am they,
And from her lips each flown
As ono may rcc the liurdcn'd bee
Forth Issue, from tho rose.
Affections nrn ns Ihoushts to her,
The measures of her hours;
Her feelhiKS liavn the frnsiaiiey,
Tho ficshtiCMS of youiiK flowers;
Ami lovely passions, changing oft,
Ho fill her, alio appears
Tho ImiiKu of themselves by turns
The Idol of past J ears I
Of her brlRht face, one clance will traco
A picture on the brain,
And of her volco In echohiR hearts
A sound must long remain ;
Dili memory, Mich as mine of her,
Ho very much endears,
When death Is hIrIi my latest klglt
Will not bo life's, but hers.
I (lU'd this cup to one made up
Of liveliness alone,
A woman, of her gentln sex
The seeming paragon
Her health and would on earth them stood
Horn? morii of such n frame,
That life might bo all poetry,
And weariness u name.
Tin: last dying cadences of a deli
cious dreamy waltz, across whoso weird
note tlio soul or Reothovi had poured
out its magic sadness, were floating over
tho crowd that filled the ballroom or tlio
fashionable Washington hotel; there
wns the stir rind murmur or separating
couple.", and the ill-suppressed yawn or
weary " wall flowers," that followed in
the wake of every brilliant waltz. Kate
Elwyn stood in tho recess of tho win
dow, playing carelessly with tho faded
jessamines and tuberoses of her boquot,
while her lovely blue eyes wandered
from one place to another, evidently in
quest of some familiar countenance,
which they could not discover.
There were few more beautiful faces
than her own, even in that festive crowd,
where half of tlio belles of tlio Union
had brought their diamonds and bright
oyes to dazzle tho grave politicians and
law-makers of the land. Rather be
tieath tho medium sizo, with the fragile
delicacy or a fairy, her complexion had
tho transparent waxen bloom that you
look for only in children, while her
heavy bands of golden hair lay over her
homewhat low forehead in rlpplin
waves of amber. Very dark blue eyes,
translucent as n sapphire of the llrst
water, and a littlo crimson mouth,
carved like Cupid's bow, gave addition
al piquancy to her face; and altogether
die v'jis as perfect a specimen of the radi-
:nnt Monde as ono sees out of a picture
mallcryioriR novel.
Suddenly her cheeks blossomed into
roMjs, her whole countenance brighten
ed, as a tall and rather elegant-lookin
gentleiiwa languidly sauntered toward
"Charley, I thought surely you never
wore (coming I"
LCH-o only been down to tho supper
room for a fow moments, my dear ; I'm
orry you havo mis-cd me.. Anythln,
E can do for you lust now?"
it Yes do get my fan and shawl, and
we'll go up stairs. It's after ono o'clock,
and I'm completely tired out."
" Couldn't, my dear," said Mr. Elwyn
"breaking a moss-rose from his wife's bo-
quet, and fastening It jauntily into his
coat; "I'm engaged for three waltzes
and a miadrillo. Miss Raymond would
never forgive mo I am afraid for desert
Jug her."
Kate's Hps curled haughtily, and a
deeper shade of crimson .stole into her
" Jealous, eh ?" laughed lier husband
patting her bright hair lightly. " Now
Kate, that's a littlo too silly In you
Don't you know that at a placo like this
n man is expected to muko himself gen
orally agreeable to tho ladles'.' Pray, my, don't become so absurd and ridi
colons as to''
"And so," Interrupted Mrs. Elwyn
liltterly, "your wife's wishes and con
vcnlences are secondary to Miss Ray
luond's will."
" Tho green-eved monster has certain
lv invaded your peaco and lovo!" said
Mr. Elwyn. Upon my word, I have al
ways given you credit for a littlo more
common sense.
"Charles," said Kate quietly, and
without heeding tho careless sarcasm of
Ids tone, " I am weary of this round of
.senseless gaycty; lam sick of tho tu
mult and vanities of Washington. Will
.you take mo homo'.'"
"Why, Kate! after all your anxiety
Ho pass a Winter In this great centro of
social and political Ufo I You have been
tealng mo over slnco wo were mar
ried, to indulge you with ti season in
" I know it, Charles," sho meekly an
swered, trying to suppress tlio tears that
wcro lining her eyes; "but I havo at
last learned tho folly or seeking real
pleasure any whero hut In tho precincts
. or ono's home. My tasto for gaycty Is
satisfied, and you can't imagine how
homesick I reel ! how anxious I am to
M'o tho dear littlo ones again! AVhon
Will yon tako mo back home, Chariot V"
" Next week, perhaps, my lovo or
tho week after, if you positively insist
upon it."
"Oh, Charles, why not go to-mor
" Impossible, Kate, I am positively
engaged for every day tlila wee);, for
drives and excursions In tho neighbor
hood of the city."
" Engaged," repeated Kate, opening
her blue eyes. "I knew nothing of
these arrangements."
"No, my dear, I suppose not," said
Elwyn lazily. " Did you suppose I
wns going to coino and as; your permis
sion every time 1 wanted to drive out
with a lady or smoko a cigar witli two
or three gontlonien V"
Kate's lip quivered, nnd sho turned
quietly away. Charles Elwyn looked
after her with nn nroued expression in
his eyes and a half smile on his Hp.
"She's jealous, as I live!" he mutter
ed. " Jealous of Aurora ltaynumd and
tho pretty widow. Well, let her pout
It out at her leisure it will never do to
encourage. this sort of thing."
If he could have seen her a few mill
utes nfterwardjtisl when he was whirl'
ing through the waltz with Miss Hay'
mond's midnight curls floating over his
shoulders sobbing In tho silence or her
own dimly-lighted room, tho golden
hair all unloosed from her hair-pins and
jewelled comb, and her blue eyes look
Ing like morning glories drowned In
rain well, perhaps it would have done
him good, perhaps not. It is not always
best to let a man know tho full extent
of his power over that miserable little
captive, his wife. It is astonishing how
much tho sex delights In tormenting its
ictims. There is always one bles.-ed
avenue of relief open to womankind,
however a good cry ! No wonder that
Kate Elwyn felt better when she wiped
iway tho shower of tears and brushed
back the lovely rippling tresses from
her fevered forehead.
"What shall I do'.'" she murmured
to herself, deluging her handkerchief
witli rne-wntor,and trying vainly tocool
her burning eyes ; " what ought I to do?
Oh, I wish I had never come away from
home; It's a judgment on mo for leav
ing my dear little babes in the hands of
cold hirelings. I was happy before 1
ever thought or this hollow, deceitful
whirlpool of fashion."
She burst into fresh floods of tears
as sho remembered her husband's last
"It was cruel of him to speak in
that cold, sneering way to me," she
"Have I lost all the spells ho u-ed to toll
me I possessed If ln only knew how
these things hurl me, I am sure he
would treat me in a very diU'erent man
long nparlnient he sal gloomily down meditations when the door opened, and
In tho window recess. Even Aurora his bright little Wife tripped in, looking
Raymond's pretty lisping chatter could very much like a magnified sunbeam.
not interest him now. "Would Kiito Sho stopped suddenly when she saw his
never comoV" he thought, as ho looked head bowed upon his hands.
for tho fortieth time nl his watch. " Charles, does your head ache ?"
She came at last, Just in time to run " No."
upstairs for a hurried dinner toilet "Then what Is thohiiatter?"
camo smiling and lovely, with her hair " My heart aches, Kate," he said sad
blown by tho fresh wind and her eyes ly. " it aches to think that my wife has
parkllng radiantly. Elwyn dog in tho ceased to love me."
manger as ho was could havo knocked -Sho camo to his fido nnd put her arms
Colonel Warrington down for tho In vol- nround his neck with caressing nllee-
untary glance of admiration wltfi which tion.
ho looked after his fair companion. " Charles, what mean ?"
Presently Mrs. Kate re-appeared In a "I mean, Kate, thtU when you (le.-crl
magnificent dress or lustrous silver mo for tho society ofj others, and cease
green silk, lightened up by tho flash of to pay any regard 'toil my wl-hes, I can
emeralds at her throat, and frosted green come to but ono conclusion."
(lrnimiiii' (Yoin her hair. " Charles." sn d Kate. Slllil llg archly
" Why havo you put on that odious up Into his face, dos It gnevo you to
green drossy" asKeti J',iwyn,eaicniugat nave mo preier ine society oi tuners ui
ome slight pretext as an escape-valve your own ?"
for his ill-humor. "You know now it breaks my Heart, Ktue," no saui
much 1 dislike green."
" Oh, well," said Kate nonchalnntly,
"You are so fidgety, Charles. What
(inference can it make whether I wear
" Then, dearest, let us mnkon bargain.
Let us allow Miss Raymond and Mrs.
Kveret to console themselves with Colo-
green or yellow? It is an entirely by- not Warrington nnd Mr. Harnett, while
gone fashion for husbands and wives to wo aro so happy with each other. Minn
studv ono another's whims la Darby It be so'.'"
and Joan. We dress entirely to please " Kate, you havo been playing a
tho public, tho gay world, you know, part 1"
Audi put on tills silk dress to please "Of course I have. Did you sup-
Mr. Oamctt ho admires green so pose for a moment that I was in earn
much!" est?"
Charles Elwyn stared at his wife in The loving kisses slifc showered upon
peechless astonishment. What did it his brow dispelled every lurking shad
mean? She had always been the hum- ow from the husband's heart, and he felt
blest slave to his slightest wish or cap- how inexpressibly dear his wile was to
rice, and she smilingly set him at defi
ance. What evil spirit had possessed
She never came near him all theeven-
In the next day's train Mr. and Mrs
Elwyn left Washington, mutually con
vinced that they had had enough of
She sunk involuntarily back, as if
some rude hand had struck her, and
Miss Uavmond's clear, melodious laugh
suddenly floated upnudibly through tlio
closed dour of her room. And then she
set her compressed lips together, and
new look camo into the liquid depths ol
her wet blue eyes.
The gilded minute-hand or the carved
Parisian clock on tho mantel had trav
oiled nearly twice around the circlet of
enamelled figures before Kate Elwyn lift
oil her gaze from tho bunches of velvet
roses in the carpet. A hat was sho pon
dering on ?
"Sitting up, eh, Kate? Why, T
thought you were tired to death," .said
Mr. Elwyn, as he entered the room, and
his wife laid down her book and wel
coined him with a bright, careless smile
" Yes, I havo been so much Interested
in that delightful book," exclaimed
Kato enthusiastically. " I do wish I
knew whether Sir Guy gets tho proper
tv or not."
" Sho has got over her sulk's amaz
ingly quick," was tho husband's inter
nal comment, as lie kicked oil' hi
boots and lazily unfastened his laven
der neck-tie.
" Oh, thank you, Mr. Elwyn, I've had
such a charming rldo !"
And Aurora Raymond sprang lightly
from tho carriago stop, one tiny, gloved
band resting lightly on Mr. Elwyn's
arm, tho other holding up the folds of
her violet mantle, lie touched his hat
gallantly as sho tripped up tho hotel
steps, all smiles and dimples.
" I wonder If Kate would like a turn
round Jackson Square before dinner," ho
said to hlmsolf, consulting his gold
watch. " I'll run up and see poor lit
tle thing."
Ho sprang up tho stairs, two steps at
a time, and bur-t into his wife's room
" Put on your bonnet, puss, and we'll
tako a ride," ho exclaimed. " Hallo,
hho Isn't here; what the mischief does
ho mean?"
Xo, she was not there; neither was
her blue velvet bat with tho white in-
tricli plume, nor tho magnificent C a-h-mere
shawl that had been sent from In
dia for her wedding present jtist five
years ago; and Mr. Elwyn camo slowly
down stairs again, leeling much in
clined to got Into a passion.
"Do you know where my wile isv
ho asked Mrs. Artworth, a lady who
snent one-half or her time at tho win
dows, and tho other half catechizing tho
servants, and who consequently knew
all that was to bo known concerning
people's outgoings and Incomings gen
era 1 1 v.
" She's out riding In Colonel Warring
ton's barouche been gone ever Mnco
morning," returned tho go--lppiug ma
tron, with great promptitude.
"Out riding?" Elwyn's brow con
tract oil,
"Strange very strange," be mutter
ed, "to drive out In that sort of way
without so much as saying a word to
mo ! I always thought that Warring
ton was a puppy, and I'm sure of it
lio went down and dismissed the
equipage, and then returned to the drawing-room,
as restless as tho Wandering
Jew. After ono or two turns across tlio
lug never sought his approval by the the gay capital. There were two un
little shy glances of appeal or the ques- inistakable good gtlccts con-equent on
tlmf lmil lienn mi Ineviires- their sololirn. however. Kate WHS sallS-
slbly dear to him. Xo sho chatted fled to remain quietly it borne for tho
nwiiv. bewitchini'lv self-reliant, thocen- rest of her lire, and Charles was
tre of an admiring group, until Mr. El- completely cured ot every latent ten
wyn wtis ready to rush out or the room dency to flirt
in a transport or exasperation.
iUiinv Jiiu in euuKiiuiinue ,uu wu , -T i vnruvrn liiir rrt
vour treasure or a wire, sir," said Colo- A KjUj- l jwjuiv
nel Warrington. " I havo always known Wr. clip the following .interesting ac
she was a beauty, but 1 never appreci- count of the oldest relic in the world
ited her claims as a wit." from one of our foreign exchanges :
Elwyn glared speechless at the polite There is an anecdote on record or some
Colonel, who was evidently surpri-edat Engli-h visitors of ono or the Continen
tho ungraciott.j reception of his little tal churches which boasted of its relic?
I'omnlimcut. having been shown a very old sword as
" Just what I might have expected," one of its rarest treasures. " hat 1
he muttered to himself, plucking fiercely this?" a-ked one of the party. " That
nt his moustache. " What in tlio deuce sword, sir," said the custodian, " is tho
did 1 bring her hero for, if I didn't One with which lialaam smote his ob-ti
want every fool in society to fall down unto siss." "Ass!" retorted the ques
and worship her?" Honor ; " why, Scripture does not men
" Would vou like a drive after dinner, tion that lialaam had a sword, but only
Kate?" lie asked ono evening after that he wished for ono." "Oh, sir," was
about three days spent in this very edi- the ready reply, "this is the very sword
fying manner. which Balaam desired to have !". ith
" 1 couldn't possibly this evening," out laying too much stress on the an
she said, adjusting tlio wreaths of ivy thenticity ol this sword, we can oiler
that depended rrom her shining hair, satisfactory proof that England possesses
" We've arranged such a nii'o moonlight a genuine relic of antiquity iully six
party to ride to tho navy yard." centuries older than the ago of lialaam,
" Well, what is to prevent mo from which the late Uaron liunen justly de-
driving vou there?" asked Mr. Elwyn clarod to bo the "oldest royal relic and
" Our party is all made up," said Kate
coolly. "I've promi.-ed to go in Mr
(iarnott's carriage, lie is so delightful
ly agreeable, and 1 like him so much."
"The dickens you do," growled El
human remains to which a date can be
a-signed mtiieworiii." in a large giass
ca-e, standing in one of the upper cham
bers of our great Xntlonal Museum, is
to be seen the skeleton, decently enca-ed
in its original burial clothes, of one Pha-
wvn, his laco elongating ami growing roan Mykorinus, aim surrounded py
dark. fragments of the eollln, whereon the
" Rut I'll tell you what you might do name of its occupant can he easily read
if you pleased," suggested Kato inno- by the Egyptologists ot the present day ;
centlv. Miss Raymond would like to allording thereby conclusive evidence
go, I've no doubt, or Mrs. Everet, and that it once contained the mummy of a
there could bo no possible objection to king who was reigning m Egypt more
an extra carriage in tho parly, so that " than a century before the time of Abra-
" Hang Miss Itaymond and Mrs. Eve- bam.
ret!" ejaculated the irate husband. Tho proof or this may bo thus explain'
With all my heart, my dear," said ed: About two years ago 11 err lntnii'
Kato onlv. "Only you see it is iiuite chen, a C.orinan explorer of the mouii'
imno-sible for mo to break my promise tains of Egypt, following up the indU-ib
to Mr. Harnett." Hons pointed out by M. Mariotte, a dis-
Mr. Elwvn's temper was by no means tlnguished archicologist, discovered on
improved when ho stood on the hotel the buried walls ot tho Tempieoi osiris,
steps and watched tho merry party drive at Abydos, a large tablet containing tlio
off, their gav voices and jubilant laugh- names ol the ancient I'haraons ironi too
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ter re-echoing throughout the evening time ol .uizraim, uie giamrsou m .muh
air like a mockery of his own gloomy and founder of the Egyptian monarchy,
reilections. He had never felt so utter- unto that ol Pharaoh Set I 1., tho lather
lv forlorn in tho whole course of his or tho well-known Ramcses tho Hreat,
Hie. including thereby tho chronology ol
" Dear in", what a beautiful evening nine centuries, viz: from II. (. . u.uo to
for a ride." sighed Aurora itaymond, 11. C. 1 inn. This lil-loricai taoiet, py mr
looking up from a volume of poems, as the mo-t Important ever yet discovered,
Mr. Elwvn re-entered tho drawing- may be compared to tho sculptured fig-
room, looking not unliko a man who it res of the Kings o! England at the
had Just had a molar extracted. Crystal 1'aiace, nom iinam me . ou-
Rut he didn't take the hint, acting, as qucror to her .Maje-ty nucon iciona,
Miss Raymond afterward Indignantly which wo presume win aiiont suiuciem
remarked, more liken bear than a man, evidence to tho wanderer from Xew
and sat down to tho perusal of tho news- Zealand, when in the year of grace H'liO
papers. Alas, for tho midnight curls heninybocxploringthoruinsotancieiu
and oriental eye,-tholr spell was bro- London, of the order of tlio succession
L,ni ot the nionnreits ui i.ngiann.
How long the slow creeping hours Astronomical evidence, moreover, on
siMMiiiMl before Ivato came back! Long ables us to determine the tinio oi two
ii.ii ttx kMinwl nl' ivirrburn ilwpls msited important epochs In tho history of
on tho 'pavement before tho door ho Egypt, one of which is connected with
went op to his own room and tried use- our present sunject. nir .limn orreuiui
lesslv enough to umuo himself with has fixed tho ago r tho Hreat Pyramid
books and letter-writing. All his of- or Chizeh to tlio middle ol tho twenty
fnru wem unavailing: between him second century R. C. I ho tablet or
mid everv occupation to which ho turn- Abydos shows that tho Pharaoh who-e
ed crept' ono gloomy thought a sore bones wo now lioness succeeded the
pang to think that Kato was happy iiunneroi tnenreai ryramni, wnn umj
without his society, and that sho never two Intervening kings, tho tropical
niU-od his absent voice and smile. cycle has been calculated by tho Astron
"I wonderiri'nijealous?"homutter- oiner Itoyiilut R. C. oim, u date which
ed to himself. "It's not an agreeable coincides with Abalmnrs soiourn in that
ensntion. at all events. I wonder If country. Wo aro therefore warranted
Kato felt so whenever I flirted with All- In assuming that the remains of Pha
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l'oril IllKl the WlllOW . ' inou .i,VKeiiiius ui-iuuk i" iuu " "
This was a new consideration. which we havo assigned them. About
Would the tlino ever come when forty years ago the Pyramids of ( hlzeli
Koto's heart would be estranged by bis were explored under tho direction of
owuooiiditct when her lovingsciisitlvo Colonel Howard Yyse, whoso work af-
nature would ceao to respond to his ford- much valuable Inlorinallon l any
touch ? Tho very fancy was agony. ono Interested in the mibject of Egyptian
llu was wrapped In these gloomy I urciueulogy. As ho was not pre-viu
when those Identical remains wcro dis
covered, he gives the account of their
being found in tho words of his superin
tendent, who thus minutely records tho
" Ry your request I send you the par
ticulars of tho finding of the bones,
mummy-cloth, and parts or tho eollln
In the third pyramid. In clearing the
rubbish out or tho large entrance-room,
after tho men had been employed there
everal days anil had advanced some
distance toward tho southeast, corner,
some hones were first discovered all to
gether, and no parts of the eollln or
bones could bo found In the room. 1
therefore had the rubbish, which had
been previously turned out of the same
room, carefully re-examined, when sev
eral pieces of the eollln and tho mummy
were found. There was about three feet
oT rubbish on the top of the lid ; and
from the fact of the bones and part of
thecollln belngall round together, it ap
peared as if the coffin had been brought
to that spot, and there unpacked."
It Is known that tho Saracens broke
into and plundered the Pyraiuldsdurliig
the thirteenth century of tho Christian
era. Edrlsrl, an Arabian author of re
pttte, who gives nn account of opening
the Pyramid, on the authority of one
who was present on the occasion, says:
"After they had worked at it for six
months in great numbers, hoping to find
treasure, they came at last to a long blue
basin. When they had broken the cov
ering of it they round nothing but the
decayed, rotten remains of a man, but
no treasure by his side, excepting some
golden tablets, inscribed with characters
of a language nobody could understand
Each man's share of these amounted to
ono hundred dinars."
The golden tablets inscribed In an un
known language were or course carried
oil' by the plunderers, who, though un
able to comprehend the mysteries or
hieroglyphics, well understood that mil
ver.-al tongue which has been the clrcu
luting medium of all agesand all people
from the beginning of tho world. The
long blue basin, in other words the sar
cophagus, which once held the eollln oT
King Mykerinus, remained in its orig'
inal po.-HIoii until six centuries later
the explorations or Colonel y.-e too!
place. The sarcophagus was then found
lo be composed of bassalt, which bore
fine polish of a mixed blue and brown
color. The exterior was very beautifully
carved in compartments not unlike the
Doric style, which confirms the opinion
that Grecian architecture owes its origin
to Egypt.
Unfortunately fhnship containing tin
beautiful tomb was wrecked off the
coast of Spain, and thus what was des
tined for England became irrecoverably
lost in the depths of the sea. Rut its
more precious contents, which Edrlsi so
nobly dc-cribed as " the decayed, rot
ten remains of a man," and which are
in reality the veritable bones of good
King Mykerinus, whose interesting his
tory proves him to havo been ono of the
best and greatest of tho ancient Pha-
aohs, are visible to the present genera
tion; in tho estimation of some the
most valuable, us they certainly are the
most ancient or all the nrchseologleal
treasures contained in tho British Mu-
The gods of Egypt have long passed
away, the tombs of her kings have been
rilled; "son oi' Pharaoh" has become a
by-word and reproach in the land which
once was ruled by the greatest monarchs
of antiquity, but which no longer pos-
csscs a pnneo ol its own; Egypt lias
become the basest of kingdoms; the
o-callcd towns or Upper Egypt consist
or mud-walled huts, built up beside her
former gorgeous temples, and tho most
magnificent palace-tombs which the
world lias ever seen ; desolation Is vlsl
bleon every . side. Hut thecorp-e of the
good old King Mykerinus, to uo the
nnguago or a distinguished foreign
scholar, " reposes at this hour in greater
ecuritv than it did lour thousand years
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ago in the l.-iaiid, ine nusuess oi mc
world, whose freedom and free institu
tions aro stronger bulwark than the
ocean which encircles her, among the
treasures of all tho realms of nature, and
the most exalted remains of human art
Mav Its re.-t never bo disturbed, so long
as the stream of history shall roll on !
how such large furniture could bo found
in such a small house. Let theso peo
ple report a story or a circumstance, and
you can hardly detect tho original J they
see everything through n magnirying-
glass and kaleidoscope blended. Talk or
painting In veritable colors, tho fore
ground and outline, often given In mero
words, beat tho Raphaolilos. by notches;
Dutch garden all tulips and peacocks,
or a Hummer sunset all purple and gold,
aresortaud iinimposing compared to tho
limning power of ono or those fluent
We once kept nccount ror a lady dur
ing a three miles' walk through sandy
.in os, who declared herself" hairdcad"
with ratlguo every few minutes; and
wo found that sho died exactly eleven
limes and a half at tho end of her Jour
ney, when sho swallowed elder and
indwiches in the most vital fashion,
considering her multiplied state of de
mise. Wo met acottager'sehlld, which
he rushed up to and pronounced to bean
"angelic little cherub;" but our near-
Ighled eyes could only perceive about
as average a bread and butter devour
ing little bliicd as ever plagued a moth
er; then she informed us that the view-
to tho left was "grandly sublime,"
though there was nothing to elicit rap
lure beyond a broad common, fringed
with a plantation, barely relieved In the
foreground with a very yellow pond
and still yellower goslings.
We chanced to tell this lady of a visit
we had paid to tho Porcelain Works at
Worcester, and mentioned among other
tilings that apart or tho materials u.-ed
was ground animal bones; shortly after-
torwurd wo were told that wo must
have made a mistake In our recital, for
Mrs. 1L had repeated our account, and
impugned our veracity by declaring
that cups and saucers were made of
ground human bones, and saying that
we had assured her of the lact. e in
formed her one day that a marble figure
just put up in a friend's hall was three
hundred weight, and wcro laughed at
soon after ror having told Mrs. II. that
it was three tons. We havo never talk
ed much to Mrs. II. since these florid
Tin: habit or exaggeration in lan
guage Is a characteristic of many people
which appears to us to afford n truer In
dex of their general qualities than Is
ordinarily ob-erved. Somo people'.-
tongues aro eternally emulating tin
frog In the old fable, and always strain
ing into an ox a state of verbal Infla
tion alike ridiculous and false. There
aro tluvo who never experience a mod
erate and occasional degree of pain but
they sneak of It ns a "splitting" head
ache, an "awful" spasm, or-dreaiiuu"
torture. It they meet with a slight in
clslon or tho skin they liavo "cut their
finger to tho bono;" the application of
a mustard poultice for five minute
never falls lo " flay them alive;" nconi
mou cold Is mentioned sorlmi-ly as a
" most violent influenza;" and u week
or two of fever is accorded as a " severe
and frightful Illness." Tho "siiporla
tlvo" Is tho reigning numd with them
sWlm milk becomes Orange County
cream, and small beer Loudon stout
"Superb," "exquisite," "wonderful,"
"glorious," "tremendous," 'eharni
Ing," "delicious," "beautiful," "terrl
lie," astonishing," and such extreme ad
Jecllves, hangonthelrlljis as plentiful as
cimiunctlous; and wo niton wonder,
while gauging the narrow calibre of the
brain whence tho big torrent lue
Till-: following from the Country Gm-
Uetnan gives us somo practical informa
tion In relation to troul-ilshliig. Wo
transfer It to our columns for tho benefit
of tyros in the sport : " First, as to tho
habits or the trout. They feck in tho
warm season clear, cool running water:
in tho Winter they retreat fd the deeper
water, such as fords and deep holes.
I'ho trout may bo said to dlsllk'O civlli-
itlon, and when tho forest and brush
aro cleared from his old haunts, he lakes
good euro to leave also. Theroaro many
streams in this region, which twenty
years ago yielded trout abundantly, Hint
are now almost deserted. Solitude is
therefore Indispensable to their Increase,
xcept when propagated by nrtlllcial
means. When Spring opens, and tlio
treatns aro wanned by tho sun, tho
trouts run up into tlio brooks, nnd may
then bo taken by experienced anglers.
Tho trout Is very shy, and he who' Would
atcb li 1 in must keep without the range
of his eye as much as possible. Xolso
does not frighten him. They usually
lie under logs or tho edges of rocks, or
under banks, or in any placo where se-
luslon can be obtained. When in search
or rood, as at sunset or in tho early
morning, or at times on cloudy days,
they are all about tho stream, but wilt
ortenost bo found In quick water, or in
tho very deepest water. Second, tho
best time to catch. This is usually in
tho morning and at evening. Cloudy
days preferred to bright days', because
the fish aro then less liable to see tlio
ungler. Often in pond-fishing a light
rlpplo on tho surface of the water is as
good as cloudy weather. And often,
too, I have had great Successf In tho
brightest days. It is Impossible to tell
just when they will bite best; My rule
is to go whenever I get ready, and tako
the chance. April, May, anil Juno aro
the best months. Then as to tho ball.
For brook-fishing there is nothing better
than the angle-worm or a dew-worm-
For pond-fishing the artificial fly, and
so rfce rewf. Large trout, however, aro
ortenost caught with the fly. Minnows
ire good, and will frequently tempt
largo trout when the worm and fly both
How many human beings lie in the
soil wo tread! Has any reader eve
thought of Infinite hosts of those who
have travelled down the dark valley and
mingled with the dust beneath our feet
The graves hide them, till gradually
slow decay removes all that is recogm
ailile. Yet in dense countries men re
mire even the space allotted to grave
With us this is constantly going on
I'lie church that once had its church
vard around it, with trees and fields, ,
hemmed in by stores or dwellings ; the
church loses its congregation, is remov
d, and we call on tho dead to rise and
begin their iourneyings. This removal
is not done always creditably, nor is an
ipproprlato place always given to the
remains of the dead ol lormcr genera
I'ho Indians in this were In advance
of us. Somo tribes, every ten years or
so, gathered all the remains of the dead
and committed them to onelargejileceiit
grave, with, in their eyes, becoming
In Paris the remains of former gen
rations have become a show. This
citv of fashion has a subterranean world.
Vast quarries, bearing tho names ol
inerica, Montmatro, and Moiftrouge
penetrate tho rock. Tho evacuations
below the plain of Montrougo and the
left bank of the Seme have, since the
last century, borne the names of Cata
combs. On tho ninth of Xoveinuor,
17S.-I. tlio authorities .suppressed the
cemetery or the Holy Innocents, which
had boon a burying ground lor ten cen
turies, and eight rcet or elevation
above tho surrounding lands were made
up of man.
l'he bones of the dead were removed
to tho unused quarries ; and the work
onco begun, the other cemeteries began
to disgorge, till it was estimated that
ono hundred millions of dead were ac-
umulatcd in tho Catacombs. The bones
aro not thrown in pell-mell; they are
received at the entrance called Pult de
la Tombe Issolre, and thence carried to
the galleries and arranged In piles about
a vard wide and two yards high. The
tibia and tho femurs form the outer
wall, the skulls tho coping and orna
ments, the other bones fill up the space.
Streets corresponding with those in the
city above lead you from ono end to the
other. Regular piles, auars, cnapets,
made of these relief or humanity, alone
meet your eye, with occasional monu
ments from old cemeteries. Twice a
month tho Catacombs aro open to visi
tors, and on those days crowds flock to
thoenlraneo near tho old Rarrlero d'l-.n-fer,
each furnished with a ticket of ad
mission from the prefect of la Seine.
Here guides are ready, torch In baud, to
guide you to the most curious localities.
Xo one Is allowed to enter without a
guide, for though tho names or the
streets are put up, and a long black line
leads to the entrance, people have been
lost and died of .starvation.
Refore the quarries were used by the
clly as catacombs, they were a resort or
smugglers, who u-ed to store brandy
here, and get It up IirMu tlio city
through a hou-e in the St, Jacques sub
urb. J
KxGiNi'.niis as a class were the first to
head the modem " beard movement" in
this country ; but many may like to
read the following extract rrom a littlo
work by Mr. Kingsbury,' a practical
razor-maker, or Bond Street: "The
edge or a razor, pen-knife, nnd every
other very keen Instrument, consists of
a great number of minute, points, com
monly called teeth, which, if tlio instru
ment is itself in good condition, follow
each other through Its whole extent
with great order and closeness, and con
stitute by their unbroken regularity its
excessive keenness. Tho edgo of such
nn instrument acts on tho beard, tho
skin, or anything else, not so much by
the direct application of weight or force
as being drawn, even slightly, along it ;
because by this operation the lino teeth
or which it consists pass in quick suc
cession, in the same direction, and over
the same part ot tho substance. My
readers will bo convinced of this if they
will make tho following experiment on
their glove or their hand, as they liko
best: Let them hold tho razor either
perpendicular or obliquely, and p'rfcssou
it with somo considerable force m a di
rect line from right to left, and they will
havo no great reason to fear tho conse
quences. Jint let mem move it irom
that direction, let them draw it toward
them or push it from them, in the small
est degree, in tlio gentlest manner, and
it will instantly make an incision.
When they have made this experiment
thev will bo convinced of tho truth of
what I havo asserted, namely, that in
tho operation of shaving very littlo
weight and even very littlo force aro
necessary." llencoit follows that tho
best razor will havo tho teeth of its edgo
set almost as regularly as a good saw,
and that the best te-t in buying a razor
is to examine tho edgo by means or a
strong magnifylng-glass. This also ex
plains the good ell'cct on the keenness of
a razor caused by dipping it in hot
water, which necessarily dears tho edges
of any small clogging substances. Lon
don Jliirjiiircr.
Tn mtn aro momenta when tho two
worlds, tho earthly and the spiritual,
sweep by near to each other, and when
earthly day and heavenly night touch
inch other in twilight.
Sit.ak kindly to your mother, and
ever courteously tender of her. Rut n
little time and you shall see her no inoro
forever. Her eye is dim, her form is
bent, and her shadow rails graveward.
Others may love you when she is passed
away, a kind-hearted sister, perhaps n
kind-hearted brother, or one whom, of
all tho world, you may choose for n part
ner, may lovo you fondly; but never
again, while time is yours, shall tho lovo
of ono bo to you as that ol your old
trembling mother has been. In agony
she bore you; through puling, helpless
infancy her throbbing breast has been
your safe protection and support; in
your wayward childhood sho bore pa
tiently with your thoughtless rudeness,
and nursed you through a legion of ills
and maladies. Her hand It was that
bathed your burning brow or moistened
your parched lips, her eyo that lighted
up tho darkness of wasting nightly
vigils, watching always In your fretful
sleep. Oh, speak not her naino lightly !
Speak gently, then, to your mother;
and when you, too, shall bo old, It will
In homo degree lighten the reniorso
which will bo yours for oilier Mns, that
never wantonly have you forgotten what
was due your mother.