Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, January 20, 1881, Image 6

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They stood above tho world
Iu a world apart,
And she drooped her happy eyea,
And stilicd the throbbing pulsus
Ot her happy lu-art.
And the moonlight lull alxivo licr,
Her secret to discover,
And the moonbeams kissed her hair,
As though no human lover
Had laid his kisses there.
" Ixxik up, brown oyos,'* ho iald,
" And answer mine,
Lilt up those silken Iringps,
That hide a nappy light,
Almost divine."
The jealous 11 oonlight drifted
To the Anger hall uplilted,|
Where shone l lie opal ring—
Where the colois danced ami shitted
On the pretty changeful thing.
Just the ofc), old story,
Ot light and shade,
. Love, like tho opal tender,
Like it, ma>bo to vary—
Maybe to lade.
Just tho old, tendpr story,
Just a glimpseol morning glory,
In an earthly paradise,
With shadowy reflect ions,
In despair ol sweet btowu eyes.
Brown eyes a man might well
Bo proud to win!
Open, to hold his image,
Shut, under silken lashes
Only to shut him in.
Oh, glad eyes look togelhei
For lilo's daik stormy weather,
Grows to a tairer thing,
Wh en young oy< s look upon,
Through a slender wedding ring.
Ttmplt Bar.
Bedford row is n spot that everybody
knows, but no one knows it better than
Mr. Man by, the famous solicitor. .
People mcctirg him enly en it gal busi
ness, consider him a dry, enutious man
far more disposed to question than an- !
swtr or pr..-3 an opinion; but at his own
home, where I have seen him at times,
he is very different. If cn a quiet even
ing thcic art only a comfortable pair,
or, at most, a trio ol friends present,
Manby unbends, and at once becomes
the most genial and frank of hosts. He
can tell many stories ol his curious ex
oerienc s and difficult cases.
" About the neatest and mo it curious
case r r fraud I t.cr bandied," he said,
"was in connection with a testy old client
of mine, a miller by trade. He had
made a deal of monry, and didn't know j
what to do with it. The man's name
was Stokes—Matthew Stokes.
•'Or.' day !.c called upon me, and said
he w.,:.lcd to ask my opinion upon
some matter, but I soon lound he had ,
made up his mine what to do, and the '
•eking my opinion wne only his way of
getting me to carry out his ideas. He
went into his with great energy
and bitterness. Ho was worth thou
sands he said—that I knew—all in
vested, and his only heir was his
dnuphter. en only child, who had ag
gravated ' !iu by etopinr. nnd marrying
one of his berk?, named Morlry 'The :
clt : was one tf those cod-locking
wh per enajp' r*.' the old man said. 1
witi passion. 'N ver eou <i see any
thing in him b .• impud nee and talk— 1
a kind of cleverness t. Nt would have
he'ped to make him a od showman—
but st, r ' thought him heavenly; and
after th< y got to love each oth r. as he
said, if his impud'm e didn't writ" to
me, asking me to give him my daughter :
in marria;v!' I gave hi n his notice at I
once, and ?. 1-l>: : -ht's wages; but that!
didn't cure vise silly girl. She took to
moping and melancholy.
'"One day I found that she had
eloped and the n< xt, ho sent me word
that they wer - *married. I felt it awfully.
I tell you. and could have killed him if
I'd met him that day, and her too, al
most. They're mixers! ly poor, that's
one comfort, though he' in n place and
does copying at night, n-id they've some
children and lots of trouble; so I ought
to be happy if I nint.. But here's the
danger I'm getting od. and my doctors
•ays I might be taken off sudorniy, so I
want you to make my will, strong and
hrm as jou can ma e it, doing her out
of the least chance of getting my money
cutting her off with a shilling, as it is
44 * Soring you have no other relations
for whom you care, do I understand you
wish the money lcfttoeharities f Isaid.
rot liking my ta-k over well, 'or I had
no doubt that U the poor daughter had
been there, "he c< uld have given quite
a different look to the love story.
•• "To charity ? No, hang chanty,' he
. cried with a snort. 'I want it all given
to Ilenry Gunson, a cousin of mine
in the chy. I don't rare twopercc
for him, and know little about him, but
be once did me a kindness. It's all the
same to me who gets the money, so as
they don't get it. Svc P'
"I did see perlectly, but thought I
would try to alter his determination, for
if one thing displi ases me more than an
other, it is to be the nn ana of carrying
dissension and hatred be yond the grave.
Could he not, instead of trying to crush
the young man who had •nrricd bis
daughter, try to lift him up P From his
own account it appeared that he **
hard-working diligent fellow, toiiftg
bard for his wife and children. What
more coul" a father wish for his son-in
law t In a word, I tried to pour oil
upon the wateis, but I nfigbt as well
have poured it upon fire. Tho fury of
the old man inoroasod, and was even
turned upon me when I pointed out that
in commercial circles the cousin, llcnry
Gunson, of whom tie had spoken, was
looked upon with strong suspicion, ow
ing to an ugly bankruptcy cae with
which I hod to do. He remained un
" 'I tell you it's all the same to me who
gets it.' he persisted. ' It's nothing to
me whether the man's good or had.
Disobedience in children must be pun
ished, and I can't do better than enrich
my own cousin.'
" Finding liini so firmly resolved, I
promised to have a draft of his will pre
pared, nnd to send it to him for perusal
by my confidential clerk, which was
done the following week. The wit
nesses were cierks of my own. When
signed, I WKH about to place it with the
other papers connected with his bus
iness, but the old man snappishly told
me that he meant to keep that himself,
and accordingly it was handed to him.
"Two or three years passed, during
which time I made large and frequent
investments for him, but no further
mention was made of his will. One
morning I received a note from Lis
housekeeper, telling of his somewhat
sudden death, and shortly aftcr'reading
the note I was called upon by the cousin,
Henry Gunson.
" 1 am a good udge of faces and disliked
tho man the moment I saw him He
was not a hypocrite, and made no show
ol sham grief at the death of hix relative;
on the contrary, he smiled, and ap
peared perfectly jubilant at the stroke of
good fortune.
" 4 You have heard,' he said, ' I be
lieve, of my cousin's death, nnd I came
here because he once toid mo that, three
or four years since, you had drawn up
a will in my favor.'
" All this was natural enough, but
there wits something in the man's man
ner that made me study his face closely.
It seemed to me that under an apptnr
ancc of simplicity Le wax playing a
deep game. Yet what game could he
be playing P I was forced to dismiss
the thought, and turn my attention to
| business.
"'ft is true that Mr. Stokes did in
struct me to draw up such a will, but
he did not in rust the keeping of the
document to me,' I answered. 'I , jve
tho draft of it. and that is all '
"The man looked startles!, but the
look was not one of genuine surprise,
and only marie me suspect him mere
strongly thnn ever.
" ' Where in the world can the will
be, th.'n *' he x-iid. ' Perhaps you oou.d
go out with me and take charge of
tilings, and see if it c an be found P'
This wss said with a curious look
i mto my (see. as if lie had been saying to
himself, 4 1 wonder if ho suspects me P'
I and, contrary to my usual practice, I
| resolved to go in person instead of ser.d
--! ing a clerk.
41 A cabwhiih he had kept in waiting
j took ux to the house, in which we found
the nurse who had attend* d the old man
in his last illness,and an elderly woman
wo had acted as his housekeeper. The
nurse was not so stupid ax man? oid
fasbienrd r.urses, and took occasion,
dur ing n momentary absence ol Gunson.
to draw me aside and say, 4 1 hope the
old man's money won't go to that man.
He was here eV'rso often before Mr.
Stokes died, and they quarreled hot 1 I
can tell you.'
44 4 What did they qnfcnv! about ? 4 I
asked, with much interest.
4 4 4 1 think that man asked lor money,
for I heard lain say: 4 1 shall be ruined
if I cannot pay.' I did not hear all thai
was said, bnt it was bitter while it I
lsstid, and the old man had n" in with !
a fearful ring of the bell, and told me to
show that villain out.'
44 4 1 saw murder in his eye, 4 lie said,
' and not a penny of my money shall he
ever finger. I wish I krew wheie my
poor girl lives. She should have it all,
poor thing.' Then ho ordered me out
of the room, am' I heard him shuffle
across to the fire, and when I came bacx
I could see be had burned something in
the fireplace—which. I believe, sir,
was tue will.'
44 No doubt the old man 4 a days had
been shortened by the excitement from
these frequent qunrr.els. When a man
of no moral principles, like Gunson, is
given an interest in another 4 s death, it
is not at ail unlikely that he will try to
hasten the removal of ail that stands
between him and a fortune—especially
when he thinks it can be done without
danger of discovery.' I felt, however, as
the man rejoined me, a thorough repug
nance to him, and wss very near telling
him not to trouble to look for the will,
ax I had reason to believe that it had
been destroyed, but I conquered the
leeling as well as I could; and, indeed,
I had no evidence to prove that the will
had been destroyed.
41 The iiousekeeper then showed us a
trunk in which old Stokes had kept all
his papers. I opened it, and at the top I
found a little packet of letters from hit
daughter. I glanced at one; it was full
of sorr iw and tenderness, asking so ear
nestly if she might show him their hoy.
The letter went on: 4 We cilt him Mat
hew, father; and when we were without
bread the little fellow said he won d
come to you an I ask for some for
mother. He was sure you would not say
no; but now my dear husband has
work, and although it would not be to
beg we ahould come, yet I do want, dsar
father, to see you once more.' Over the
next few words the ink had run. or the
paper had got so wet that I could not
read them. Perhaps if the miller had
been alive he could liave told um how
Ibis happened.
"I folded up the letter, and turning
suddenly to Gunon, who tool been look
ing over me, I saw a Hardonic smile on
his Ince, which did not improve my
opinion of him. We went overall the
papers, hut could not find the will.
"Just as I was ai)oul to close the
trunk. Gunnison said: ' We have not
looked in the pocket insld, the lid.' I
did so, and to my surprise came upon a
folded paper, which appeared to he the
will, or so exact a copy of it that I was
not prepared to deny its identity. It
wns written on a kind ot paper that I
have used for that purpose for half a
lifetime, and the writing was unmistak
ably that ot a clerk of mine named Peter
Chipps. The signatures, too were all
right, so far as I could see, hut yet I had
a doubt. I caught myself taking the
valuable paper out of my pocket and
scanning it closely when Gunson was
not by, ss if half cxpn ting the senseless
paper to reveal some subtle treachery.
I got back to my ofticc as soon as pos
sible, and read the will carefully
through; then I hunted up the original
draft, and found that it agreed perfectly.
" For some two or three day- the met
ter stood over, for I was called out
of town on urge.it business, but the
morning of my return I was told that
an old woman—the nurse to Matthew
Stokes—had called to see me during
my absence. She would not icavc any
message, but said she would call when
Ircturnui to town. That day as I was
leaving the office the nurse came, full
of apology, and hoping I should not
think any the worse of her for what she
had to tell me. ' You know.'she said,
'I told you that I believed Mr. Stoic
burnt his will, and my reasons for
j thinking so is tills. When he was
asleep I picked out two little bits ot
paper from the robes, and I kept them
| in my ps ket ever since, nnd here thev
arc '
" Hastily taking them from her. I
cou lil see from there scrrps that it must
ha\c been the will that Matthew Stokes
destroyf d. for they r< ad:
" 'My real arm personal
! Henry Gunson
i the testator in
his presence and in '
j "I compared the scraps of ja; < r wi' ti
| the copy found in the trunk, and it was
witiicut doubt in the s' me handwriting.
I would have turned to the ckrk,
w hose name stood first as a witness, hut
he was dead; or 10 the one who had
written and witnmcd the original will,
and who, at this moment, I lelt sure
mut know something ot this Irand, but
lie had gone to drink a year or two before,
and I li.od been reluctantly compeliid
|to part with him. I asked if anyone
| had his address, and by n strange coin
| eidenee a letter had come from him that
very day to one of my clerks, asking
i him t0e.. 11, for he was very ill. The
moment I got that I start'd off for Pe
ter's lodgings in a cab. I tound him in
bed, evidently in a rapid consumption,
and had only to bold up the forged will
and say significantly. 'How on earth
did you come to do this.' to make the
blood leave his face. He would not
confess, however, until I gave him a
pledge that he would not be punished
for Ids share in the forgery, and that
was more than I could take upon me to
promise, so I left him. and marie my
way to ,he miserable home of the M<r
leys in (kiiden lane. Ily miserable I
don't mean unhappy, hut poor. When
I was adroi'ted to the house I frund
they occupied two rooms on the second
floor. The heiress of Stokes' large for
turn was bi sy on her knees before the i
tire, toasting bread tor Iter husband's
tea, and her own rosy cheeks at the
same time, and Mor.ry himself seated
in a corner of the rrom, writing with a
swift hand at the law papers he spent
his evenings in copying. Mts. Mor
ley was quits a young thing, and so
good-looking that I could scarcely be
lieve her the daughter of my deceased
" When I told them of the death of old
Matthew Stokes any one would have
thought they had lost their kindest
friend. Uis daughter was overcome
with grief. I assured her that from
what I hod heard, her father had for
given her. and that If he had known
their address he certainly would have
sent to them. Both listened breathlessly
to m| story, and then, when I gave my
opinion that nothing now could stand
in the way of her inheriting her father's
wealth, she simply went up to her hus
band, clasped him In her arms and
kissed him. and then burst into tears.
But when I spoke of prosecuting her
father's cousin she, with the true ten
derness and tact of a woman, said: 'No;
my poor father would not have dis
graced a relative, even though he de
served it. Perhaps if you wrote to him
telling him what you have discovered
ho will .rouble us no more,'
" It was bard to let the rascal slip, but
I wrote to Gunson accordingly, and if
my pen had been dipped in acid, I could
not have written stronger. He needed
no second dose. Without even having
the politeness to reply, he was off to
America by the quickest route, fearing
every inch of the way, 1 expect, that the
police were in his wake. I got the
whole details ot the plot out of Peter
Chipps, from which it appeared that
Gunson na sooner discovered that bis
cousin bad really burned the will form
erly executed in his favor, then he
sought out my late clerk its a fitting
tool to produce a duplicate from the
draft. The price gfv< u nos a mere trifle
—eome £fl or £A; but Peter had re
solved to bleed his employer without
mercy the moment be got possession ot
the old man's money, by the means of
forged document. Peter was dvlng
when lie made the confession, but Mrs.
Morley was at his house next day, and
look the poor fellow's bica'h away by
telling him she would see tfiat bis wife
and children were well cared for. The
stricken man stared at her some moments
in dead silence, nnd then he feebly
snatched at her hand and burst into
tears. He c< nldn't speak, but the sim
ple gesture said more than a thousand
words could have conveyed.
" Mrs. Morley has not lieen spoiled by
her good fortune. She is the same lov
ing nnd generous-hearted woman that
she was in poverty She declares to
this day that she is not a wliitmoie
happy in her gmnd house than she was
in the two-pair bw k in Golden lane.
And I believe she speaks the truth."
Words of Wisdom.
Men of the noblest dispositions think
themselves happiest when others share
their happiness with them.
Open your mouth and purse cautiously
and your stock of wealth and reputa
tion shall, at least in repute, be great.
'Tta nq ill tiling to bo ashamed of
one's poverty; but much worse not to
i make ub of lawful moans to avoid it.
The reason why so few marriages arc
happy, is because young ladies sp nJ
their time in mnkingnet", notln mekHy
Men are sometimes accused of pride,
merely because their accusers would Is*
proud themselves were they in their
pla es.
It may serve as a comfort to us in all
our calamities and b 111 lotions, that he
who loses anything and gets wis !om by
it, is a gainer by the lass.
The qualities of your friends will be
the qualities of your enemies; cold
friends, cold enemies; half friends, ha f
enemies; fervid enemies, warm friends.
Gluttony is the source of all our n
j firmities, and the fountain of ail our
) diseases. As a lamp is choked by a
j supirnbund.in< eof oii.a fire< xtinguisbed
I by excess of fu ,so is the nntural health
! ot the body destroyed by intemperate
| diet.
On the surface of lakes th t I have
' -een, just so long'ai the wind blew there
, was nothing hut a great black rough
ness; but when the wind wont down,
nnd the water was tranquil, then ail ttic
stars of heaven were r< fleeted in it. 80
in the tumults in this life, in the thunder
of anger, in the strife of envy and pas
> s on. men's hearts are so disturbed that
the divine influ'mecs fail to reflect them
j selves there in
I rani.tin's Maxims.
Plow d< 1 p whi sluggards siccp. and
you shall have corn to sell and keep.
I'ridc is as loud as want, and n great
j doa! more saury.
Si.ks and satins g, nr.els and velvets,
put out the kitchen tire.
Diligence is the mother of good iock.
I'ridc brink fasted with plenty, dined
with poverty nnd supp d wiih infamy.
Extravagance and improvidence end
at the prison door.
It is cairr to build two chimneys that
to keep one in fuel.
If you would know the value ol
money, go and try to borrow some.
What maintains one vice would bring ■
up two children.
He that goes a borrowing returns got
Rather go to b"d t opperim# than rise
in debt.
Sloth, iike rust, consumes loiter than
labor wears.
A life of lcburc an ! a life of laziness
are tw.i differf nt things.
Creditors have better memories t! an
The roilingstr.no gathers no moss.
If you would have your business dote,
go; if not, send.
Ifis foolish to layout money in the
shape of repentance.
Take t are of Wills.
In the British house of lords I.*>rd
Brougham once mentioned two some,
what remnrsahle facts, showing the
necessity of hnving a safe place for the
deposit of wills. The first case was one
in whicli one of his noble friends, at a
drviwe, gained f 150.000 a year. How
the first lost it, and the last gained it,
was by a will being found in a rusty
old box, in an old traveling carriage,
and which, therefore, might have been
very naturally lost by accident or de
stroyed from ignorance. The second
case wns one also in which some of his
noble friends were concerned, and the
um in question was no less than ff750,-
<■oo. This sum would have been en
tirety lost to the purposes for which it
was intended, if the inquiries relative to
the existence of a will with respect to
it had been in tituted in the winter in
stead of in the summer. The will was
searched for everywhere, but could no
where be found, until at last it was dis
covered in a grate, and stufled like a
piece of waste paper through the bars;
if it had been winter instead of summer
in all probability when the fire hod heen
lighted it would have been destroyed.
The Vice-President's receipt to the
messengers bringing the electoral votes
ot the States reads as follows: "Ro
ot ived of ——, claiming to bo a
messenger to deliver the same, a sealed
package purporting to contain a certifi
cate o. the v ts given (or President and
Vice-President of the United Slat- s by
the electors of the Bute of —, alleged
to have been elected November the Bd,
The n> >n who " let in a thief to steal
•way bb brains" was mad as a hornet
when the thief cams oat and said hs
couldn't find any.—GaU C%.
A quiet man traveling a nhort timo
•go by rail in Knglarnl woh annoyed by
the noise which two or three men In the
same carriage were making. One of
thetn had been telling tremendous
stories about himself in a loud voice
and hud tried once or twice u> draw out
the quiet mn, but in vain. At lost he
fumed to him and said, rather of
f< n. ivc-ly: "I fe;tr, sir, that our noise
Ima rather inconvenienced you' " "No!
in the least," he replied. " I thought,'
returned the noisy man. "that you did
not seem interested by my stories."
"Quite the reverse, my dear sir," said
the quiet one; " I was very much so—in
fact, I aru a bit of a liar myself."
Of the 1,628,000,(100 gallons of milk
produced in the United B'itte# In a year,
it is probable that about one.eighth w
used in rearing and fattening ol calves,
| leaving a balance of 1,424 500,000 gallons
I for consumption in the fonn of riii.k,
butter, cheese and in cooking. If Lhis
| was all mad" into cheese it would pro
duixf over 50n,000 tons ol ripe cheese,
i assuming that a little over a gallon of
' mi k makes one pound of green c.ieese
i and that it loses filu-en pc-r cent, in
I ripening. This would give usaboutten
| ounces per head, pt r week. Or it would
j make 230.000 ton* of butter, receiving
twi nty-two pints to the pound, or five
ounces p r r h'-ad, per week.
It is evident from tl<estatement which
President Di*x male* in his annual
mes-agc that the Mexican republic lias
awakened thoroughly to the impor
tance of connecting the chief towns by
rabioads. He says th t lie has given
Un States authority to build railroads,
and he speak* ol ten lines which are
being constructed. These include the
inter-colonial railroad a" Tehuantepce.
"h" line from Gu-iyma* to our frontier,
and the two greattrurk railroads which
are to e-tablih communication betwi en
th Mi xi< An capital and th' Amuican
system, with two branches to the Pa.
rifle. Such evidences *f progrcs* are
signifi ant in a country which a (- w
j year* ago could boa*l only of the Kng
lis 1.-built lin- from Vera Crux to the
It is surprising how quick.y the vege
i ta!ion of many countries settled by
F.urop-can* '.as been modified A German
writer,describing the flu: aol Chili south
, of the Vaidivia river, states that the
j a riiiry between the Rio Bur.a and its
II winding fiflluents reminds him very
strongly of homiu In the park-.ike
prair-cs, as social* with dc iduou*
| I leeches, are numerous scattered appic
1 tre- *,originally introduced from Europe.
The apple tree na* iprtad from Vaidivia
( to Osorno, and cv n crossed the Andes
I ir.U- North wi st< rn Patagonia, and sprea I
i thence eastward. Indeed, it has become
so wide y distributed and so general,
| that the Indians from the distant regions
of the Argentine river.*. Kio Negro and
1 Rio Colorado, are called manxanc ros oi
iap ( h Indians.
An American correspondent in Ire
land say* in a recent letUr: "Many Eng
lishmen of reputation as writers on Fe
cial and political economy sre wander
( ing about Ire.and ju*t nw. In exinvcr
sation with them one i* struck with the
fact that they have become ce>nviri"d
that the landlord must bend or breiak
I' be does not make concessions which
he privately regard# a* mem-tinus. lie
will tec the system of rental abolished.
The twelve thousand innd owner* of
Ire'iard must pay careful attention to
the pre ent outcry of the six liundr- !
thousand tenants unless they wish to
be swept away."
There are frequmt references in Shnk
speare and contemporary writings to
"*fa coal fires;" the term "sea coal" j
b'ing applied to the soft coal brought j
by sea to Ix>ndon from Newcastle. Kariy
n the thirteenth century its use w
prohibited in Ixmdon on nroount of its '
nnheaiUitulnews; but the prohibition
wa* not long oherved, and it soon
became the only fuel. Combined with
the thick and constant fog* which now
Lang over or inwrap tbe city, the smoke
and soot is increasing the death rate
every year, and has even caused some
fear of a catastrophe which shall end in
tuflocatir.g the whole city, and the
calamity of Pompeii in a different form
be repeated. One of the remedies pro
posed is the importation of anthracite
from America, so that the old term of
"sea coal" may come into use again.
Of late, the United States have been
marching forward in the direction of
technical training in art. Not in high
art merely, hot in *he creation of all the
elegancies of lbe, which wi re once ex
clusively imported. We now manufac
ture hardware for Sheffield, cotton,
yarns and prints and dress fabrics for
Manchester, ribbons for Lyons, ami are
in a fair way to supply steam engines
for Glasgow and I*cd*. as we already
do for Japan and Anstralia. In the finer
e'ass of goods, such as Walthnm and
Elgin watches, and Newoort watch
cases. our Paierson silk weaving, and
our silver tableware—such as was pur
chased by the Prince of Wnlm at the
Paris exposition—ail tell a wonderful
tale of progress for this child-nation
of the world.
It is very difficult to transplant nut
bearing trees, even when they are quite
young, on eonount of their long ap
roots. If this root is rutoff ami tbe tree
removed with a ball of froien earth ad
hering to it. it may live setaral years;
bat tbe chances are that it will never
make a very thrifty or productive tree.
It i* Accordingly betp-r to r lent t lie nut* a
in the places where the trees are desired. *
They may i>e planted in the fall, but
there is some danger of their being dug 1
up and eaten by small animals. If plant
ing is delayed till spring, the nuts should
in* placed, nearly as soon as they are
gathered, in shallow box's of aand or
light soil and left in an exposed condi
tion where thy will free-. It is best
to excavate a hole icvera! feet deep and
fi:l it with manure or t • c.iyr;d leaves A
and loose soil, and to plae.e the nuuP
within a few inches of the surface. This
will insure a vigorous growth.
Probably fifty years hence there will
be abundance of trees in the West.
Agriculturists are rapidly awaking to
the necessity of planting them. The
fort Scott and Gulf railroad company
!ua begun the planting of hundreds of
; tree* on it* land*. A Ike-ton < apatalist
! has engaged a oompany of raisers of lor
es' sc< dlings in Illinois to break and
plow a large area in Kansas, and plant
i no than 2,700 trees to the acre, and
! cu.tivate these until they shade the
ground. At the end of tLattime—say
ten years—the plantations will be deliv
ered over to the owner. No trees less
than six feet high are to be counted.
I fie >(>rt Scott railroad hasadopted this
; plan, one advantage of wLieii is that tire
tree enterprise will be attended by ex
perienced nr-n, whose interest it will be
j to make as much of a success of it as
B.ackfect, Woods, and i'iegar.sare the
Indiaii.* at the agency on the northern
1 border of Montana, and their agent.
Major Young. Is ab.e to r port a good
T<ar's work done by them. They cut
and hauled ail the agency firewood,
built all the agency fence®, inclosed 500
erf s of land, btii.t log cabins, and tilled
small farms. Running Crane seems t
be the champion raiser of potatoes, an 1
he-e, with turnips nnd carrots, are the
favorite Indian crop". Crow Gut, on
one of the i-sue days last autumn, when
!iis red brethren wen crowded around
th a-' r.cy for th'ir -nnuity supplies,
drove up to the gate ij , vr- pv n loaded
With b.s i:irra pfodu w. and .Id it hy
measure to the crowd a neatly as any
white peddler could have dote. Aito
j gether, these Indians, who were not
considered the most hopeful, are evi
dent.y coming on in civilised ways.
O.' an t' legraphy has attained an <x
;-Til and sc pc v.hi h the projectors of
the syst'in cou d scarcely have fore
n. The length of different cables, in
nautical mi.o, i* thus si.us stated in
a re<-nt publication : Anglo-Ameri
can (Ire.and to Newfoundland), 1 hSO
; miles, and from N'wfoundiand to
| Sydney, N. 8., over 30 miles. a total
distance of about 2.150 mil 's for each of
its thr cabif#; the Ang.o-Frrnch ca
b.e from lir st (ny war of St. Pierre) to
Duxbury, about 3,3 J.i nji lc-; the Direct
Unit- d States cable from ire.and to Tor
bny and fri-m Tor bay to Kye Beach,
, 2.3f>0 mil*s; tuid die new Fr'neb cable
from Brest to
from St. Pierre to Cape Cod. sw miles,
and from Hrr t to Penaimce, 151 iubes;
' ;i total length nf about 3 4f>l tubes. Two
new Atlantic cables, which it is now
proposed to lay, will each add 2,400
mile* to tLe system- These cables,
when .kid, arc to l>c era rated in conncc
| tion with the land line® of the Arncri
-1 ccan Unitr. T .<tat h<< n ; any.
Mehsonier. the cciebraud F'rench
piinttr. whose mark"! characteristics
haveLrrctoiore facn such xtrtue p-i
--na'.im -# <d octal nr. d .i- yof i.nish
:.s to nnJn a microscope sometimes de
irsbic in examining l is work, has re
; cently signed n con tract to puiDt two
pictures, each aleout twenty-six by six
lean in sise. One is to illustrate the
idea of Peace, the other that of War,
and Ik U to receive fur the two tbe
eneriu' us price of 1 500.000 francs, or
nearly $3Ol (too. The contract was
made with a company of Bclg.an
speculators, who propose to organise
a joint stock company to be
sty led the "Societe Melssonier," with
shares at SUo each, the purpose of
which will be to exhibit the paintings,
and also, wc presume, to sell engraving*
or other reproductions of the o. W hetbe r
the distinguished artist ran maintain in
works of this reputation he
wc n in the smaller (Wld he cultivated so
well, remains to be seen The time in
which the pictures sre to be finished is
named at. two years, which, at Uie price
Stipulated, will be pretty liberally paid
for, whether the work Is worthily done
or not, and whether the company makes
or losses by iu> venture-.
" Lines l Julia."
The old*fashioned a.hums in which
one writes a sentiment, or "Lines to
Juiia," hate hern revived, and ths *
young man of the peri >d has our sympa
thy. He will be asked to write somt
tliing in erne of these albums, and he will
take it home and ruin his constitution
and almost r-lapse into a brain fever in , .
bis search through old film of paper*
and magasine* for a few verses appro
priate, At the end of a couple ot months d
he may find some lines suitable by sub
stituting the name ol Fanny for Mary,
and then he will return the book with
the remark, that, " Here's a littlr piece I
composed the night you gave me the al
bum. and 1 always forgot to return it."
He n*giect* to tell her that he tore three
leaves out of the hook* before his task
wss completed.- Norruimtn Htraid.
A New York boardirg-house took fire
the other night, ai d th< flames got as far
as the pantry, when 'hey went out for
want of fato.—FktiadtlitkU Ntm.