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Be Uretal What You May.
In aponking ot a person'a faults,
Pray don't forget your own;
Hemetnber those in houses glass
Bhould never throw a stone.
li we have nothing else to do,
But talk ot those who sin,
'Tie better we oommenoe at home,
▲nd from that point begin,
We have no right to judge a man
Until he is iairly tried;
Should we not like his com|wmy.
We know the world is wide.
Some may have faults— and who has not?
The old us well as young;
We may, perhaps, for aught wo know,
Have titty to their one.
I'll tell you ot a better plan,
And llnd it works lull well;
To try my own detocts to cure
Before ot others tell.
And though I sometimes hope to be
No worse than some I know.
My own shortcomings bid me let
The taults ot others go.
Then let us all, when wo commence
To slander friend or too,
Think ot the harm one word may do,
To those we little know;
Itemember curses sometimes, like
Our chickens, " roost at home;"
Don't speak ot others' faults until
We have none of our own.
A Lesm and How Two Learned It.
Betty sighed. Now why she should
hnvc sighed at this particular moment,
no one on earth could tell. And it was
all the more exasperating because John
had just generously put into her little,
shapely band a brand-new ten-dollar
bill. And here began the trouble.
"What's the matter?" he said, his
face falling at the faint sound, and his
mouth clapping together in what those
who knew him but little called an
"obstinate pucker"—"now what is
Betty, who had just begun to change
the sigh into a merry little laugh rip
pling all over the corners of the red
lips, stopped suddenly, tossed her head,
and with a small jerk, no ways concili
ating, sent out the words: " You needn't
insinuate that I'm always troublesome 1"
" I didn't insinuate —who's talking of
insinuating?" cried John, thoroughly
incensed at the very idea, and, backing
away a tew steps, he glared down from
his tremendous height in extreme irri
tation! "It's you yourself that's for
ever insinuating, and all that, and then
to put it on to me—it's abominable!"
The voice was harsh, and the eyes
that looked down into hers were not
pleasant to behold.
"And if you think, John Peabody,
that mi stand and have Buch things
said to me, you miss your guess—that's
all!" cried Betty, with two big red
spots coming in her cheeks as she tried
to draw her little, erect figure un Jto its
utmost dimensions. " Forever insinu
ating! I guess you wouldn't have said
that before I married you! Oh, now
you can,of course!"
" Didn't you say it first, I'd like to
know ?" cried John in great excitement,
drawing nearer to the small creature he
called " wife," who was gazing at him
with blazing eyes of indignation; "I
can't endure everything."
" And if you bear more than I do,"
cried Betty, wholly beyond control
now, "why then I'll give up," and she
gave a bitter little laugh and tossed her
And here they were in the midst of a
quarrel! These two but a year before
bad promised to love and protect and
help each other through life.
"Now,"said John, and he brought
his hand down with such a bang on the
table before iiim that Betty nearly
skipped out of her little shoes, only she
controlled the start, for she would have
died before she had let John see it,
" well have no more of this nonsense !"
His face was very pale, and the lines
around the mouth so drawn that it
would have gone to any one's heart to
have seen their expression.
" I don't know how you will change
it or help it," said Betty, lightly, to
conceal her dismay at the tarn affairs
had token, " I'm sure," and she pushed
back, with a saucy, indifferent gesture,
the light waving hair from her fore
That hair that John always smoothed
when he petted her when tired or dis
heartened, and called her "otaiM."
Her gesture struck to his heart as he
glanced at her sunny hair and the cool, ,
indi rent'i-.rndcrnenth, and before
he knew it he was saying: "There is no
help for it now, I suppose."
" Oh, yes, there is," said Betty, still
in the cool, calm way that onght not to
have deceived him. Bat men know so
little of women's hearts, although they
may live with them for years in closest
friendship. " You needn't try to endure
it, John Peabody, If you don't want to.
I'm sure I don't care !"
" What do you mean !" Her husband
grasped her arms and compelled the
merry brown eyes to look up to him.
" A c -n go back to" mother's," said
Betty, provokingly. "Bhe wants me
any day, and then yon can live quietly
and live to suit yourself, and it will be
better all around.''
Instead of bringing out a violent pro
testation of fond affection and remorse,
which she fully expected, John drew
Limtelf up, looked at her fixedly for a
long, long minute, thai dropped her
arm, and said, through white lips, very
" Yes, it may be as you say better all
around. You know beet," and was
gone from the room before she could
recover her astonishment enough to
utter a sound.
With a wild cry Betty rushed across
the room, first tossing the ten-dollar bill
savagely ns far as she could threw it,
and flinging herself on the comfortable
old sofa, broke into a flood of bitter
tears—the first she had shed during her
7 "How could he have done it—oh,
what have I said—oh John, John t"
The bird twittered in his little cage
over in the window among the plants.
Betty remembered like a flash how John
and she filled the seed-cup that very
morning, how he laughed when she
tried to put it in between the bars, and
when she couldn't reach without get
ting upon a chair, he took her in his
great arms, and held her up, just like a
child, that she might fix it to suit her
self. And the " bits" that he said in
his tender way, why they had gone
down to the depths of her foolish little
heart, sending her about her work sing
ing for very gladness of spirit. And
Betty stuffed her fingers hard into her
rosy ears to shut out the bird's chirp
"If he knew why I sighed," she
moaned. "Ohmy ' husband!' Birth
days—nothing will make any difference
now. Oh, why can't I die?"
How long she stayed there, crouched
down on the old sofa, she never knew,
i Over and over the dreadful scene lie
went, realizing its worst features each
time in despair, until a voice out in the
kitchen, said: "Betty!" and heavy
footsteps proclaimed that some one
was on the point of breaking in upon
Betty sprang up, choked back her
sobs, and tried with all her might to
composo herself ana remove all traces
of her trouble.
The visitor was the worst possible
one she could have und r the circum
stances. Crowding herself on terms of
the closest intimacy with the pretty
bride, wtio with her husband had
moved into the village a twelvemonth
previous, Miss Elvira Simmons had
made the very most of her opportun
ities, and hy dint of making great par
ade over helping her in some domestic
work, such as housecleaning, dressmak
ing, and the like, the maiden lady had
managed to ply her other vocation,that
of newsgatherer, at one and the same
time, pretty effectually.
She always called her by her first
name, though Betty inwardly resented
it; and she made a great handle of her
friendship on evtry occasion, making
John rage violently, and vow a thou
sand times the "old maid" should walk!
But she never had—and now, scenting
dimly, like a carrion after ks prey, that
trouble might come to the pretty little
white house, the make-mischief had
come to do her work, if devastation had
" Been crying!" she said, more plain
ly than politely, and sinking down into
the pretty chintz-covered rocking chair
with nn energy that showed she meant
to stay, and made the chair creak fear
fully. "Only folks do say that you and
your husband don't live happy- but la!
I wouldn't mind—l know 'tain't your
Betty's heart stood still. Had itcome
to this! John and she not to live hap
pily! To be sure they didn't, as she
remembered with a pang the dreadful
scene of words and not tempers; but
had it gotten around so soon—n story
in everybody's mouth.
With all her distress of mind she was
saved from opening her mouth. So
Miss Simmons, failing in that, was
forced to go on.
"An' I tell folks so," she said, rock
ing herself back and forth to witness the
effect of her words," when tbey git to
talkin' so you can't blame me, it things
don't go easy for you I'm sure!"
"You tell folks so?" repeated Betty,
vaguely, and standing quite still.
"What? I don't understand."
" Why, that the blame is ail his'n,'
cried the old maid, exasperated at her
strange mood and her dullness. " I gay,
says I, why they couldn't no one live
with him, let alone that pretty wife he's
got. That's what I say, Betty. And then I
tell 'em what a queer man he is, how
" And you dare to tell people such
things of my husband?" cried Betty,
drawing herself up to her extremest
height, and towering so over the old
woman in the chair that she jumped
in confulon at the storm she had raised
and s:ared blindly into the blazing eye
>uid face rosy with righteous indigna
tion, htronly thought was bow to get
away from the storm she hau raised,
but could not stop. But she was forced
to stay, for Betty stood just in front of
the chair, and blocked up tbe.way, so
she slunk hack into the smallest corner
of it. and took it as best she could. " My
husband!" cried Betty, dwelling with
pride on the pronoun—at least, if they
were to part, she would say it over lov
ingly as much as she could till the last
moment; and then, when the time did
come, why people should know that it
wasn't John's fault—"the best, the
kindest, the noblest husband that was
ever given to s woman. I've made him
more trouble than you can guess; my
hot temper baa vexed him—l've been
cross, impatient, and—"
" Hold I" ctied a voloe; '• you're talk
ing against my wife!" and in a moment
big John Peabody rushed through the
door, grasped the little woman In bis
y arms, and folded her to bis heart, right
before old maid and all!
11 "Oh!" said Miss Simmons, sitting up
a straight, and setting her spectacles more
0 " And, now that you've learned all
that you can," said John, turning round
g to her, still holding Betty, " why—you
j may go!"
The chair was vacant. A dissolving
e view through the door was all that was
r to be seen of the gossip, who started
r up the road hurriedly, leaving peace be
, "Betty," said John, some half hour
hour afterward. "V'hat was the sigh
e forP don't care o w, but I did think,
, dear, and it cut me to the heart,
a how you might have married richer. I
y longed to put ten times ten into your
e hand, Betty, and it galle dme because I
r Betty smiled, and twisted away from
8 his grasp. Running into the bedroom,
a she presently returned still smiling,
_ with a bundle rolled up in a clean
1 This she put on her husband's knee,
e who stared at her wonderingly.
e "I didn't mean," she said, unpinning
" the bundle, "to let it out, now, but I
shall have to. Why. John, day after
to-morrow Is your birthday!"
"So 'tis!" said John. "Gracious!
lias it come around so soonP"
B " And you, dear boy," said Betty
baking out before his eyes a pretty
3 brown affair, all edged with silk of the
bluest shade, thnt presently assumed
the proportions e r u dressing-gown—
"this is to be your present. But you
• must be dreadfully surprised, John,
when you get it, for oh! I didn't want
you to know!"
' John made the answer he thought
, best. When he spoac again, he said,
, perplexedly, while a small pucker of
bewilderment settled between his eyes:
r " But I don't see, Betty, what this
} thing,"laying one finger on the jown,
! " had to do with the sigh."
"That," said Betty, and then she
broke into a merry laugh, that got so
mixed up with the dimples and the
dancing brown eyes that for a moment
she couldn't finish. "Oh, John, I was
worrying so over those buttons; they
weren't good, but they were the best I
could do, then. And I'd only bought
em yesterday— Two whole dozen. And
'when you put that ten-dollar bill in
my hand, I didn't hardly know it, but
I suppose I did give one little bit of a
sigh, for I was so provoked that I
hadn't waited buying them till to-day."
John caught up the little woman,
dressing-gown and all! I don't think
they have ever quarreled again—at
least I have never heArd of it.
A New York correspondent writes:
I lately discovered a sort of life insur
ance that rather surprised me. I had
occasion to go through a large tenement,
of the worst class, swarming with chil
dren and reeking with horrible odors.
It had been leased to a man who sub
let it, and who cared nothing about its
Condition so long as he got money
enough out of the tenant* to pny him
for bis risk. On one of the landings I
met a young man who was writing
something in a memorandum book.
Half a dozen women were talking to
him at once, and several children seemed
interested in what he was doing. Being
a little curious to know his business in
the place, I waited at the door till he
came down, and asked him. He nn
swered promptly that his business was
to insure the children. He represented
a company (naming it), be said, that
made a specialty of insuring the live* of
children in tenement-houses. The com
pany did quite a large business, too.
The risks taken were generally small—
from ten to twenty dollars on each chi Id
insured. The premium was payable
weekly, and ran from five cents to
twenty cents a week. Tho company had
several canvassers employed, going from
house to house in the tenement quarters,
When a child died the insurance money
was promptly paid. It was not much,
but at all events it helped the parents to
bury their child. If the parents failed
to keep up the weekly payment of prem
iums, of course the policy lapsed. As
the mortality among children, especially
in tenements, was very great, I thought
the business of insuring their lives could
not be profitable, but the young man
said the company was doing very well,
and had already made a good deal of
The True Wife.
Oftentimes I have seen a tall ship
glide by against the tide, as if drawn by
an invisible tow-line with a hundred
strong arms pulling it. Her sails un
furled, her streamers drooping, she had
neither side-wheel nor stern-wheel; stili
she moved on, stately,in serene triumph,
as with her own life. But I knew that
on the other side of the ship, bidd' n be
neath the great bulk that swam so ma
jestically, there was a little toilsome
steam tug. with a heart of fire and arms
of iron, that was tugging it bravely on;
and I knew that if the little steam tug
untwined her arms and left the ship, it
would wallow and roll away, and drift
hither and thither, and go off with the
effluent tide no man knows where; and
so I have known more than one genius
high-decked, full-freighted, wide-sailed,
gay-pennoned, but for the bare toiling
arm and brave warm heart of the faith
ful little wife that nestled close to him
so that no wind or wave could part
them, he would have gone down with
the stream and been heard of no more i
0. W. Holmes.
New night robe* have large full
sleeves shirred in at the srmhole, and
shirred also at the wrist to a narrow
t THE OBELISK.
The Historic Wonder in Wow York—lis
' Trus Story- What Those Monoliths Aro
S ..Contemporary With Mooes
The Christian at Work, published in
] New York, has an interesting article on
1 the great historic obelisk, known as
i Cleopatra's Needle, presented to the
United States by Ismacl Pasha, and
5 brought to New York by Captain Gor
-4 ringe on board the steamer Dessoug.
• Obelisks belong to the oldest and most
. simple monuments of Egyptian archi
tecture, and are high fodr-sided pillars,
r diminishing as they ascend, and
t terminating in a small pyramid. He
rodotus speaks of them, and Pliny gives
' a particular account of them. The lat
I ter mentions King Mosphres. or Mcstres,
of Thebes, as the first builder of them.
It Is probable that these monuments
were first built before the time of Moses,
at least two centuries before the Trojan
1 war. There are still several obelisks in
• Egypt. These exclusive of the pedes
• tals, arc mostly from fifty to 100 feet
1 high, and of a red polished granite; a
few later ones are of white marble and
• other kinds of stone. Some are ndorned
on all sides, and some on fewer, with
j hieroglyphics cut in them, sometimes to
' the depth of two inches, divided into
r little squares and sections, and filled
with paint. Some are entirely plain
! and without hieroglyphics. The foot of
the obelisk stands upon a quadrangular
l base, commonly two or three feet
j broader than the obelisk, with a socket,
; in which it rests. They were com
| monly hewn out of a single stone, in the
- quarries of Upper Egypt, and brought
i on canals fed by the Nile, to the place of
their erection. Acccording to the ac
! counts of travelers, there are still to be
found in Upper Egypt, old quarries with
obelisks already hewn out, or with
places whence monuments of this form
' r must evidently have been taken.
Ol their origin nothing is known
i with certainty. Perhaps the first images
, of the gods, which at an early period
were nothing but stones of a pyramidal
form, gave occasion to them. Accord
-1 ing to Herodotus they were first raised
in honor of the sun, and meant \o repre
sent its rays. They might also have
been raised to perpetuate the memory
of certain events, since the hiero
glyphics contained the praises of their
gods and their kings, or inscriptions
relating to their religious notions. After
the conquest of Egypt by the Persians
no more were erected, and the succes
sors of I.agus adorned Alexandria with
the obelisks of the ancient kings, from
whence the Roman emperors carried
several of them to Rome, Aries and
Constantinople, most of which were
afterward overturned, but have been
put together and replaced in modem
Cnptain Gorringe has rectified a little
mistake of I,sooyears that the American
press made in estimating the age of their
obelisk. He produced authorities who
distinctly remember that the obelisk
was constructed in the rein of Thothmes
ll..about I,s6oyears before the Christian
era, and not twenty-three years before,
as the American public was led to be
lieve. Something did happen to the
obelisk at the latter date, however—
viz., its removal from the Temple of
Amew, at Hcliopolis, to the Temple of
Cicsariem, at Alexandria, by order of
the conqueror, Augustas Cvsar, and in
the eighth year of his reign.
What a long and wonderful story this
obelisk could tell! More thau fifteen
centuries before Christ was born there
reigned in Egypt one of its greatest
kings, Thothmes, the second of that
title. He was such a brave and success
ful warrior that no nation of either |
Africa or Asia could stnnd against him.
He brought even the far off King of
Nineveh into subjection and compelled
him to pay heavy tribute. He was also
a noted hunter, and a painting shows
him in the act of slaughtering 190 ele- |
phanta. So proud became Thothmes
through his unbroken career of suc
cesses, that he had his name engraven
in one of the temples as "The living
good god, lord of the upper and lower
world, the lord of diadems!" At his
order, hundreds of men were set to work
to hew two obelisks out of the hard
granite rocks at Syene, in Southern
Egypt, near wherr the Nile dashes
tiirough the cataracts. He was deter
mined that the memory of his victories 1
and of his greatness should be preserved 1
forever on these pillars of stone. After
the patient labor of many months the
huge monoliths lay finally separated '
from the bed rock in the quarry. They '
were then transported a distance of 500 '
miles to Heliopolis,or On,the City of the
Sun, near the delta of the Nile. So the ]
stone was moved across inclined plat
forms to a raft, which iiad been brought
to the edge of the quarry through a 1
canal, and then it was floated down the '
Nile during an inundation. On its ar- '
rival the granite was carefully polished. !
Next the figures and inscriptions were 1
skillfully inscribed, vet very slowly, on
aocount of its extreme hardness. The '
base of the obelisk was then set within '
a groove in the pedestal, and the entire '
monument was raised to a perpendicu- <
iar by building up a ridge of earth be- <
neath it. <
The obelisk presented to America, to- I
gether with its mate, stood as guardian i
deities, before the grand entrance of the !
Temple of the Sun at On. They were i
symbols of the rays of the rising sun, as I
the pyramids to the westward were of I
the slanting or setting ray*. In that |
idolatrous age, they were even wor- 1
shiped as divine images, and oblations, I
were offered to them. These monu- l
ments may have been standing at On i
when Joseph became vlslcr over Egypt, i
and was wedded to a daughter of the <
Priest of On. It is hardly to be doubted I
however, that they were in their place I
when Moses was being schooled "in a
the learning of tho Egyptians," and thai
| he may have often looked upon theli
faces. While the Hebrews were sink
i ing from free-shepherd life into bond
i age in Egypt, another great and vain
i glorious monarch arose. This wai
• Barneses 11., a pompous, cruel king w
I his own inscriptions show. He was sc
• boastful that he often engraved praisei
- of himself on the monuments of earliei
- kings, and thUB it came that his deeds
- are mentioned on the obelisks. It was
• this Rameses who compelled the chil-
I dren of Israel to build him treasure
cities ofbrick as the Bible records. The
1 plagues and the exodus of Israel took
place under the reign of his weaker son,
After the Romans Lad conquered
i Egypt, centuries latcr.these two obelisks
were removed from On to the city ol
1 Alexandria, on the const. They were
then set UD before the new temple
erected for the worship of the Ciesar ol
Rome, the then sovereign of the world.
1 This was in the reign of the Emperor
Agustus, 1800 years agp, and shortly
after the death of Cleopatra, the last
Queen ol Egypt. In after years the
1 Egyptians gave currency to a tradition
' that she had conveyed these monoliths
' to their new station, and so it chanced
that they have been ever since known as
Cleopatra's needles. In the lapse ol
centuries one of these obelisks fell pros
trate and that is the one which now
adorns the Thames embankment, the
other being the one so successfully
brought to this city by Captain Gor
; ringe. This needle has stood erect
throughout the entire period of the
Christian era, though a part of its base
has gradually worn away, and the
column has rcquireu to be kept in posi
ion by inserting loose stones. The in
scriptions on the east and south sides
have also been somewhat defaced,
either by the action of the sea-breeze, or
the steady cutting by winds laden with
sand from the desert. Still, it is in re
markable preservation, and when set up
will prove one of the greatest attractions
of New York. The entire cost involved
in bringing it here will be about SIOO,-
000, which it is understood, is to be
borne by William H. Vanderbilt, Esq.
A twenty-acre lot, cultivated by
Joseph Stevens, Hampton, Md., yielded
550 bushels of screened wheat.
Berry Bradford, of Clinch oounty, Ga.,
Wis four.d dead at his plow handles re
cently. He is the third brother that
has died suddenly at the plow.
- Peter Williams, of Brunswick county,
Ga., had just housed his large tobacco
crop, when in a storm his barn was
blown down and 30,000 pounds of the
The intense heat during the day, to
gether with the brittlenessof the straw,
caused Lancaster county. (Pa.,) farmers
to do their harvesting by night by tlr:
aid of artificial light.
I-ahor during the haying and harvest
this season in Indiana has not been so
scarce and high-priced in sixty-five
years. Two women have found con
stant employment in a harvest field af
two dollars a day each.
Pennsylvania claims to have the pre
mium wheat-field. It is a part of the
I farm of Mrs. Dr. Nathan Miehcner. of
Coventryville, Chester county. From a
four-acre field 3,500 sheaves of wheat
were hauled into the barn.
The army worms, says the Reverend
Thomas McCormick, of Baltimore, who
is now in his ninetieth year, suddenly
made their appearance in the year 1800.
A fine wheat-field adjoining the Newiin
j mill property w.w the first attacked.
I They were countless in numbers, and,
after stripping the wheat, continued
their march into the adjoining wood
lands, which they left entirely denuded
of foliage and presenting the appear
ance as if a mighty hail storm had
passed through the woods. The wheat
field had at the east end a running
stream of wafer that the worms could
not have crossed, so that the eggs must
have been deposited in the wheat by
1 the moths.
How to Jump from a Steamer in Case o
It is worth while for pirsons who
travel on steamboats to know and re
member that they have little chance of
escaping with their lives if, in the event
of an accident, they leap into the water
in front of the paddle-wheels while the
wheels are in motion. In spite of their
efforts they will bo drawn close to the
side of the vessel, and suffer a blow
from the wheel, which will either kilt
hem outright or disable them so that
they can no longer help themselves.
They should leap from behind the
wheels if possible, when they find it
necessary to take to the water. A per
son used to the water. If ooapelled to
leap from in front of the wheels, may
escape the stroke of the paddle by div
ing as deep as possible.without making
pecia) effort to dive away from the ves
sel. If the boat is moving with nearly
her usual speed, the wheel wili be likely
to pass over him before tie rises, and his
chances lor escaping will be fair. In
cases where communication with the
after part of the vessel is cut off by
flame, it is best to remain on the boat
as long as possible, and. if forced to taks
to the water, to plunge headlong. Per
sons diving in that manner do not come
to the surface as soon as they would if
tbey descended to the same depth drop
ping feet first, and they go deeper with
the same effort, unless they have trained
themselves to bold the limbs entirely
rigid, descend perpendicularly and not
move hands or Jfeet until they begin to
rise. Very few persons who are ac
customed to swimming la salt water
have acquired the ita sinking feet
foremost to any considerable depth.
11 Question and Answer.
it Whit is the good and what is the b*d T
lr Where is the perfectly true ?j
[• Whet m the end you lire lor, my lad ?
1- And what, may I ask, are you T
I- Unproven, I fear, is your heaven above,
LS Ule is Irot labor and sorrow;
is Then why should we hope, and why sbonld
to we lore,
And why should we oars lor the morrow
r There may be a nght worth lighting, rnj
• Thoagh victory there 1* none;
And though no heaven be ours at the end,
c .Still we may stear ■freight on.
e And though nothing be good, and nothing f q
'• And nothing be true to the letter,
Vet a good many things are worse, rny lad,
'1 And one or two things are better.
® —Tkt Sptctalor.
, e "
le ITEMS OF INTEREST.
'• The baker always has his hour of
lt "I am shocked," as the cut grain re
e marked.— Marathon lwlepewleni.
n The combined capital of the Boston
H national banks is fifty million dollars.
" In Ireland last year $7,500,000 less
8 were spent for drink than in the pre
f ceding year.
1 Mrs. Hiidreth committed suicide at
Des Moines, lowa, bscause her husband
' wouldn't take her to' he circus,
The sun's rays, foc&liz jd through tLe
, t glass ola round water bottle at Alyth,
e S.otland. set fire to a house,
e A yacht, two mi es at sea, was thrown
e out of the water and capsized by the ex
i- plosion of a mine near Ancona, Italy.
'* Mtn who never advertise, live and die
H without ever knowing that theyhav
never touched the true lever of success.
A man digging clams, says the New
Orleans Picayune, hardly knows whctb< r
p he is lishine or engaged in agricultura
J A Berks county (Pa.) hen laid a nest
- full of eggs in the forks of a tree, twelve
e feet from the ground, where she hatched
the eggs out.
Small checked ginghams made in Wat •
teau basque pattern are trimmed with
J ginghams that have very large plaids of
the same colore.
This world is the book ol women,
' Whatever knowledge they may possess
' t is more commonly acquired by observa
tion than reading.
The head of an empty barrel in tbe
• corner grocery may support the curb
' stone orator, but it won't feed his lam
| ily.— Waterloo Obtcrvcr.
W hen a locomotive engineer runs
over his accounts, neither tbe coroner
nor cowcatcher are called into requisi
• lion.— New Fork Newt.
. A Reading (Pa. J man >t<y sixty-five
years old has been married thr*e times,
and the father of eleven pair of twins.
| He has forty-one children in all.
, A company has been formed with the
. object of laying down from 14,000,000 to
f 15.000,000 of American oysters upon the
Schleswig and Holstein shores.
When cows have learned to read, and
, not till then, will it pay enterprising
f firms to advertise on rocks, trees and
k fence posts.— Mcrulcn Recorder.
John Thomas, a native of Albemarle.
Va.. is th-< Lather of thirty-two children
He lias been twice married, and twenty
, ne daughters were born to him before
A beautiful woman, aged twenty-two,
very intelligent, with pleasing manners,
is an inmate ol the Virginia peniten
tiary. serving a long sentence for horse
Two ol the most popular literary men
in English society just now are the
Americans, Bret Harte and Henry
James, Jr., whose books are sold largely
at railway stations.
The St. Paul and Pacific elevator at
Minneapolis has been seriously damaged
by a peculiar worm that perforates the
boards and lets the wheat down as if
running through a seive.
It is singular that no man. who com
plains 3a5 days in the year that bis taxes
are just eating him up. never thinks ol
saving money by giving away his prop
erty.— Burhnvton Hawkeyc.
Alter a recent shower at Kokoma.
Ind.. the gronnd was found covered
with fish, all of which were alive and
flopping about. They were the aise of
A woman in Marshall county. Kansas,
has had tmd luck with husbands. Two
of them were hanged by vigilance com
mittees, a third was sent to tbe peni
tentiary and a fourth committed suicide.
Nothing has as yet happened to the
The frigate l/ttriginai sank in ninety
feet of water before Quebec IS4 yean
ago. Irately she was broken up with
dynamite, other means of moving her
having failed. Her oak was ss sound as
ever, out her iron was rusted completely
When John Keeton, a Cumberland
county (Ky.) man. saw a swarm of bees
in the woods with nothing to catch them
in be was sorrowful. He adopted the
first mode inwardly suggested to him.
slipped off his pants, soon had the bees
hived in the legs, and so carried them
Do not wait for the assistance ot
others in your course through life; you
will grow I ungry, depend upon it, if
you look to the charity and kindness of
others for your daily bread. It is more
noble and praiseworthy to give up
your lives and meet the troubles and
difficulties of human life with a daunt