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Knitting gaily In the . sunshine.
While the fragrant roses blow,
And the light wind stirs the petals,
Till they fall likcilialtes of snow ;
; Laughing /redly!, glancing shyly,
At the lover by her side—
] saucy dimples, coy confessions,
All atnaiden's icrFe and pride.;
Weaving in with' , skillful Angers
Girlish fancies, pure desires,
While the brightness of the future
Flashes through the twinkling wires;
And a young heart's fond ambitions,
Tender hopes, and golden dreams,
Deepen as the sunlight deepens,
With its thousand darts - ind gleams.
Among the summer flowers!
Weaving in the glorious future,
Or a soul's dumb aching pain,
With the Memory of pleasures
that will never come again
General Grant in Japan.
A DADIIO DINNER AT NAGASAKI.
Mr. John. Russell Young sends to
the New York Herald the following
interesting description of a dinner
given in honor of General Grant by
the citizens of Nagasaki, Japan:
I took part yesterday in a famous
dinner about which I propose writing
somewhat at length, because of its
interest as a picture ofithe old life in
Japan. In my wandertngs round the
world I am more interested in what
reminds me of the old times, of the
men and the days that arc gone, than
of customs - reminding me of what I
saw in. France. All that reminds you
of the - old times is passing away from
Japan. Here and there you can find
a bit that retails the days when the
daimios ruled, when the two sworded
warriors were on every highway,
when the, rivalry of clans was as
fierce as was ever known in the high
lands of Scotland or the plains of,
North America. when- every gentle
man was as ready to commit suicide
in defence pf their honor as a Texas
swashbuckler to fightlt duel. ' All of
this is crumbling under the steam of
modern ideas. The aim ofthc Japa
nese statesmen is now to do things
as they are done in London and
Washington, and this impulse sweeps
on in a resistless and swelling cur
rent. It is best that it should be so.
God forbid that Japan should ever
try to arrept or turn back the hands
of her destiny. What was picturesque
and quaint in the old time can be
preserved in plays and romances.
This century belongs to• the real
world, and Japan's incessant pressing
forward, even if she crushes the old
• monuments, is in the interest of civ
Jan. 1, 1875
It seemed good to the citizens of
Nagasaki to give General Grant a
dinner that was to be in itself a ro
mance and a play.. The party was.
not more than twenty, including Gen
eral Grant and , party, our Japanese
hosts, C o nsul Mangum and family
and Consul Denny and family. The
dinner was served on small tables,
each guest having a table to himself.•
The merchants themselves waited on
us, and with the merchants kswarm
of attendants ;wearing the costumes
of old Japan.
J. N. C ALIFY.
The bill of fare was- almost a vol
ume, and embraced over fifty courses.,
The wing was served in - unglazed
porcelain pine cups, on white wood
en standa. The appetite was pam
pered in 1 the beginning with dried
fish,edible seaweeds and isinglass, in
something of the Scandinavian style,
except that tile attempt did Rot take
the form rof brandy and raw fish.
The first serious dish was composed
of 'crane, seaweed, moss, rice, bread
and potatoes, which; we picked over•
in a curious way as though we were
at an auction sale of remnants, anx
ious to rummage out a bargain. The'
soup when it first caine-4or it came
many times—was an honest soup of
fish, like a delicate "fish chowder.
Then came strange dishes, as ragout
and as soup in bewildering confusion.
The first was 'called namasu, and em
bodied fish, clams, chestnuts, rock
mushroOms and ginger. Then, in
various combinations, the following:
Duck, truffles, turnips, dried bonito,
melons, pressed salt, aromatic shrubs,
snipe, egg plant, jelly, boiled rice,
snapper, shrimp, pototoes,mushroom,
cabbage,lassfish,orange flowers, pow
dered fish flavored with plum juice
and walnuts, raw carp sliced, mashed
fish, baked fish, isinglass , fish boiled
with pickled eans, wine and ric•
again. This all came in the fir:
course, and as a finale to the cou :e,
there was a sweetmeat coal •• • t of
white and red bean jelly ca. :-. and
boiled black. mushroom. Wi $ • this
came powdered tea, which sad a
green, monitory look,,and s $ ggested
your earliest experiences i $ $$ edicine.
DINING IN AN ANCIENT ENPLE.
When the second co rse was fin
label the ominous co $ fee that came
to an end in powder • tea and sweet
meats composed of white and red
bean jelly cake Id' boiled black
Knitting silent in the shadows;
With a drooping, weary bead,
Gazing ont Into the twilight,
Whence the life and light bare fled ;
Moving nerveless, Einguld angers ;•
Striving to be bright in vain,
And to still the heart's wild flutter
Throbbing In its mighty vain;
Working throUgh its silky texture
All a WOMilltes anguished fears,
Looking o u t on past and future,
Through a mist of burning tears.
Knitting patient - in the twilight,
Quietly bearing all hei woe,
While the roses shod their petals
In a fragrant summet-rnowl
Knitting fiercely, In the anguish
Of a burning, fiery strife;
Or quietly in the sunlight •
Of a calm heart's happy life.
Knitting heavily and slowly,
In Ilfe•s last fitful hours;
Or skillfully and gaily,
Thus a woman's life is bounded
By the humble, daily task,
Meekly taking up her burden,
ransing not to strive or wk.-
Ah I bui many hearts beside us,
Were we not so.woridly wise,
Might we see In gentle moments, •
Looking out from wistful eyes :,
And how often did we listen, .
'Neath a gay and laughing tone,
Could we hear the bitter yearning
Of a strong heart's restless moan ! •
A DAISIIO DINNER.
THE BILL OF FARE.
mushroom, there • was an interval.
We :iron) from the table and. reen
tered about . on the gravelled walk
and looked; down upon the bay and
the enfolding hills, whose beauty be
came almost plaintiff under the sym
pathetic shadows of the descending
sun. : One , never tires of a scene like
Nagasaki, as you see it in the evening
more especially, - the day- ending and
nature sheltering for repose in the
embraces of night. But. while while we
could well spend our evening stroll
ing over this gravelled . walk and
leaning over the quaint brick wall
and studying the ever-changing scene
that sweeps beneath us, we must not
foiget our entertainment. The ser
vants have brought . in the candles.
Before each table is a pedestal on
which a candle burns, and the old
temple lights up with a new splendclt.
To,add to this splendor the wall has
been • draped with heavy silks, em
broidered with gold and silver, with
quaint and curious legends of the
history of Japan. Thesesdraperies
lend a new richness to the room, and
you admire the artistic taste which
suggested them, •The merchants en- .
ter egainlbearing meats. Advancing
to the centre of the room, and to the
General E ithey kneel and
. press their
foreheads to tli - floor. With this
demure courtesy the course begins.
Other attendants enter, and place on .
each table the' lacquer bowls and
dishes. Instead of covering .the ta
bles with a variety of food and tempt.;
ing you with auxiliary dishes of water
melon seeds and almond kernels, as .
in China, the Japanese give you a
small variety at a time. 1 am afraid,
however, we have spoiled our dinner.
Our amiable 'friend, the Japanese
Minister, warned us in the beginning
not to be in a hurry, to restrain our.
curiosity, not to hurry our investiga ,
tions into the science of a Japanese
table, but topiek, and nibble, and
waiter-that there were good things
coming, which we. should not be be
yond, : the condition ; of enjoying.
What a comfort, for' instance, - a roli
of bread would be and a glass of dry
champagne I But there is no bread
and no wine, and our only drink is
the hot ,preparation from rice, with
its sherry flavor, which is poured out
Of a teapot into - shallow lacquer sau
cers, and which you sip, not without
relish, although it has no place in any
beverage known to your experience.,
'i. We are dining, however, in strict
Japanese fashion, just as the old
' daitnios did, and our hosts are' too
good artists to spoil a feast with
champagne. Then it has been going
on for hours, and when You have
reached the fourth hour of a dinner,
even a temperance dinner, with inoth
ing more serious than a hot insipid
sherry-like rice drink, you havq pass
ed beyond the critical and curious
into the resigned condition. if we
had only been governed by-the Min
ister we might have enjoyed this
soup, which comes first in the course,
and as you lift: the . lacquered`top you
know it-to be hot and fragrant. it is :
a soup composed of carp and mush
room and aromatic shrub. Another
dial, is a prepared fish that looks like
a confection of - cocoanut, but which
you see to be fish as you prod it with
your chopstick's. This is composed
of the red.snapper fish, and is served
in red . and' White alternate squares.
It looks well, but you pass it hy as
well as another dish that is more po
etic at least, for it is a preparation of
the skylark, ; wheat flour cake' and -
go*. one has a sense - of • the vio-.
lation of proprieties in seeing the
soaring - lark snared froni the. clouds,
the dew and the morning sunshine,
to flavor a cake of wheat. We treat
the lark better at home, and we might
pass this to the discredit of Japan if
we did not remember how much the
lark contributed to feasts in the Pa
:lais Royal, and that the French were
alike wanting in sentiment. We are
410 t offended by the next soup, which
comes hot and L smoking, a suit- of
'buckwheat and egg-plant.. The egg
plant always seemed to be: a vulgar,
pretentious plant, that might do for I
the-trough, but was never intended
for the dignity of the table. But for
buckwheat the . true i American, who
believes in the country and whose
patriotism has not been deadened by
debates on army appropriation bills,
has a tender, respettful feeling.
Somehow it has no business upon a
foreign table, and at a daimiii!s din
ner you feel that it is one of your
contributions to the happiness attic'
v.'orld, that you have given it as your
unit in the sum qt
. human entertain
ment. You think of glowing buck
wheat fields over which .bees are
humming—of honey, flavored with
the buckwheat of overladen tables in.,
many an American home, - crowne
with a steaming mound of brown a d
crisp cakes, oozing with butter.
think of Trost and winter and og
ling breezes from the grani ills.
It bringsyou October, and ' this
around the world, isposed
as one always should be see sun
shine wherever the sun sli*. es, I hav e .
seen - nothing to rivallia American
October. But buckirb at in a soup
is unfitting, and allicsl with the egg
llant is a de‘ldatios, and no sense •
:ea violation of
table. -You push'
' of the table and
)wn, over which
!rse has thrown
cantle of night,
!s . of light •-that
e fire enjoying,
. the ' hillside to
dazzling fire and
is for a moment
blue and scarlet
and gold. ..
you will enter
that your silk
mped attendant now places before
ou, and as be does bows to the level
of the table and slides away. This
is called oh-hini, and was composed,
I am . sure, by some ambitious &L
-ink), who had, given thought to the
selenee.of the table and possessed an
original genius. The base of this
dish is panyu. Panyu is a sea fish,
The panyn in itself would be a distil
but in addition we have a fungus,
the roots of the lily and the stems of
the pumpkins. The fungus is deli
cate, and reminds you of mushroom,
but th%pumpliin, after you had fished
TOWANDA, ' BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY i i4ORNING, --SEPTEMBER
it out and saw that it was.n Pumpkin,
seemed forlorn and uncomfortable,
conscious, no doubt, of a better des-
tiny in' its New England home than
flavoring a mess 'of pottage. What
one objects to in these dishes is the
objection you have to frogs and
snails. They lick dignity.
AN ANCIENT DANCE.
• All this time the .m u sic hummed
and thrummed.: To vary the Show
we bad even a more grotesque amuse
-rdent. . First
. eame .eight - children;
who could scarcely do more than tod
dle. - They were dressed. in white,
embroidered in greeri and red, - wear
ing purple-caps formed like the Phry
gian liberty cap and dangling on the
shoulders. They came.into the tem
ple enclosure and danced on the
gravelled walk, 'while two, wearing
an! imitation of a dragon's skin, Went
'through a! dance and various contor
tions, supposed to be a dragon at
play. This reminded us of the pan
tomimeelephant, *here one perform.
er playie , the front and another the
hind legs; . In the case of our daps=
nese dragon the legs were obvious,
'and the performers seemed indisposed
even to respect
,the illusion. It was
explained that it was an ancient vil
lage danrie, one of the oldest in Ja
pan, and - 1004 on festive occasions,
when the l harvests, are ripe, or when
sem,e.legend or feat of heroism is to
be commemorated. they assemble and
dance it. It wasta trifling, innocent
.dance, and you 'felt as you looked at'
it, pt, indeed, at all the features of
qur . most unique entertainment, that
-ithere was a good deal of nursery
imagination 'in Japanese fetes ani
games. A more striking feature was
the Aecorations which came with the
second course of our feast. - First
came servants, bearing two trees, one
of the pine, the other of the plum.
The plum tree' was in full blossom.
'One - of these was set on a small table
in front of Mrs. Grant ;- the other in
front of the .General. Another dec-'
oration was a cherry tree, surmount;
ing• a large basin, in which were liv
ing carp fish. The carp has an im
portant position . in the legends of
Japan. It is the emblem of ambition
and resolution. -This quality was
shown in another decoration, repre,
seating a waterfall, with , carp climb-:
int/ against the stream. The tendency
of carp to dash against rocks and
climb waterfalls; which should indi
cate a low order of intellect and per
verted judgment, is supposed to show
the traits of the ambitious man. Per
*haps the old philosopherksaw a great .
deal of folly and- weakness of mind '
the fever of ambition, and these
,emblems maphave had a moral lesson
for those who sat at the old dairnio
feasts. This habit of'giving feasts a
moral feature, of adding music for
the imagination and legends for the
mind, if such were the purpose, show]
ed an approach to refined Civilization
in the ancient days. I am afraid;
however, if we were to test our din-
tier . ,by such faithful speculations it
Would become whimsical-ond lose
that dignity which princeS" at least
would be supposed to •give • to their
feasts. You will note, however, as
our dinner goes on it beech:ries bizarre
and odd, and runs away withalVwell
ordered notions of what even a dai
mio's dinner Should be. The soups
disappear. You see we have only
bad seven 'distinct soups served at
intervals,-and so cunningly prepared
.that you are convinced that in the
ancient "days of Japanese splendor
soup had a dignity which it has lost.
With'the departure of the soups our
dinner -beeomes far.tastic. Perhrq
the old daimios knew, that by t e
time their guests had eaten of se en
soups and twenty courses in add . ' 'ion,
and drank of- innumerable dis es 'of
rice liquor, they were inn co dition
to require a daring flight of genius.
RIGIIT FALLING OVER TO TORN.
The Tusie i• in full fl w, and the
lights of the town (*row righter with
the shades of !darCeni g night, and
' some of' the.company ave long since
taken refuge from : the dinner in
cigars, and over tl, low brick wall
and in the . , recesses of the temple
grounds crowd: begin to cluster
and form, and / lelow, at the foot of
the steps, th / crowd grows larger
and larger, a / (1 3 r 4 ou hear the buzz of
the; throng . / rid title clinking of lan
terns of tie chair - bearers, fur the
,: a was in festive mood, and
high up , in. our: open temple on our
hillsid, we have become a show for
the t '..n. Well, that is only a sr - nail
ret n for the . theasureless hospitality
wave' enjoyed, and if we can grit
if • an innocent curiosity let us think
f so much pleasure - given in • our
way through the world. It is such a
relief to know that we have passed
beyond any comprehension of our
dinner, which we look at as so many
conceptions and preptirations-curi
oua contrivances, whiCh- we' . study
out as tuough they were riddles or
problems adjusted for our. entertain-
merit. The dining quality vanished
'with that eccentric soup of lassfish 1
and orange flowers. With the Gen
eral it went much earlier. It must
be said - .that :for the General the
table has few charms, and long be
fore we began upon t he skylarks, and_
buckwheat degraded by the egg
plant, he for whom this feast is giten
had taken refuge in a cigar, and . coa-
tented himself with lookirt-upon the
beauty of the town and bay and cliff,
allowing the dinner to' flow along.
You wilt observe, if you have follow
ed the narrative of - our feast, that
meat, plays a small, and fish a large
part -in a daimio's dinner—fish and
the products of the . forest tied field.
The - red snapper has the - ':,place of
honor, and . although we have had
the snapperin five different lhape.s,
as a soup, as a ragout, flavored with
pickled beans and hashed, here he
comes again . , baked, decorated with'
ribbons, with every scale in place, -
folded in a, bamboo '"basket. -;
thinly we cannot, be .exPectetftekeat
any more of the snapper, and I fancy
that in tha ancient feasts the daimio ,
intended that after his guests had
partaken freely they could take a
part of the luxury home and have a
subsequent entertainment. Perhaps
there were poor folks in these days
who had place at- the tables of the
great, and were 'glad enough to -have
a fish-or a discs of 'sweetmeats to car
ry home. This theory' was confirm
ed by the fact that Wheii.we reached
BEG BDLESS OF DairtINCIATION FROId IsNY QUARTER.
our quarters . that night , ' we found
that the . y snappei' in a 'lXJoliet with
various other dishes
.had been brought
after us and placed. in. our phlunbera.
.11Omar° fried snappenisnapperS
again, this tinie, fried with shrimpS,
eggs, egg plants and mashed turnips.,
Then we lave: dishes; live in number,
under the generic name of "Alma
dal" I suppose shimadai meatii.the
crowning. gloiy; the _consummation
Of the feast.. - In these dishes the
genius of the artist lakes his most
daring night. The first aChievementi.
, is a composition of mashed fish,.
panyu, polone, jelly, and chestnut,:
decorated with scenery. of Futamiga
.ura. A moment since" called youf
attention to the moral'. -lessons Cal=
',eyed at a certain - stage of ' our. din-•
;ter,' where the folly of ambition was
taught' by a carp trying to fly up a
Stream. Here the sentiment of art;
is:gratified. Tour dinner becomes a
panorama, and when.you have gazed
upon the'r, Scenery of Futamiga-ura
until you are satisfied, - the - ,pniture
changes. Here we' have a picture
and a legend. This picture is of the
old couple of Takasago—a Japanese
domestic legand, that enters into all
plays'and feasts. The old couple of
Takasago always bring'contentment,
peace and a happy old age. They
are household fairies, 'and are invok
ed just as we invoke Santa Claus in'
holiday time. Somehow the Japa
nese have improved up'on our legand;
for instead Or giviit us a frosty, red-.
faced Santa Claus, riding along the'
snow-banked Louse tops, showering
his treasures upon the just and the
unjust, a foolish,. incoherent old fel
low, about whose -antecedents we are
misinformed, of whose manner- of
ing we have no, information, and who
would, if he,ever. came into the hands
of the police, find it diillcult r , to ex
plain- the possession of so many arti
cles, we have a poem.that teaches the
peace that comes with virtue, the
sacredness of marrriage and the'
beauty of! that life, which so soon
comes to-an end. Burns gives you
the whole story in "John. Anderson,
My Jo;" but what we have in a song
the Japanese: have in a legend. • So
at oui . dituniii feasts the legend comes
and all the lessons of a perfeat life
of content and virtue are brought be
fore you. • . The old couple are repre
sented,under trees of palm, bamboo
and plum. Snow has fallen upon the'
trees. Around this legend there isA
dish composed of shrimp, fish, potato,
water potatoes, eggs and seaweed.
The next dish of .the shimadi family
is decorated with pine trees and,
cranes, and composed of varieties of
fish. There is another decorated
with plum tree, bamboo and tortoise,
also of fish, and another,' more curi
ous. than all, decorated with peony
flowers and what is called the sbakio,
but looked like a dool i with long red
hair. This final species of thelshima
dai family was composed of mashed
fi,h—a Japanese,' fish named kisu,
shrimps, potatoeff, rabbits, gold fish
and ginger. After - the shimadia'we
had series called sashimi. This
was compoied of four dishes, and.
would have-been the crowning glbry
of the feast if we. -bad not filed in
courage. But one of the features of
the sas, mi was . that live fish should
be bro, ght in, sliced while alive and •
serve . We were not brave enough
for , at, and. so we contented ou
sel/es with looking at the fish leap
a/Nit in their decorated basins and
:Mug then carried away, no doubt
to be sliced-for less sentimental feed
ers - behind the screens. As a final
course we had pears prepraed. with
horse radish, a cake - of wheat flour
and powdered ice. The dinner came
to an cud after a struggle of six or
seven hours, and as we drove home
through the illuminated town, brill
iant with lantern's and fireworks and
arches and bonfires, it was felt that
we had been honored' by an enter
tainment such as we may never again
To 'YOUNG MEN.—Some Old genius
gives the following elegant advice to
young'inen "who depend on father"
for theft. support,' -but are regular
drones in the hive, subsisting on that
which is earned tiv others:
Come, off wiib your coat, clinch
the saw, the plow-handles, the ax,
the spade—anything that will enable
you to stir your . blood. Fly around
and tear your jacket rather than be
the recipient,of the old gentleman's
bounty. Sooner than play the' dandy
at dad's expense, hire yourself out to
stop up rat holes or watch the bars,
and when you think yourself entitled
to a resting spell; do it - on your own
responsibility: Get up in the morn
ing.turn around at least, twice befOre
breakfast, help the old gentleman,
give him now and then a lift in busi
ness, learn how to take the lead, and
not depend upon. foiever being ledi
and you have no idea how the disci
pline will benefit you. Do this, and,
our word for it, you will, seem to
breathe a new atmosphere,' Possess. a
new frame, tread a new destiny, and
you may - begin to aspire to manhood."
STRANGE AND FEARFUL' REPTILES.
—The animal remains found in the
Rocky Mountains show the gigantic
size of the monsters of prehistoric
ages. The back-bone of. one . animal
is three rod a half feet wide, and im
plies a neck fully five feet in . width.
The diplodveus was fifty feet long.
I)inosaurians were exhumed twenty
live feet long. The atlantosatirians,
a lizard-footed animal, thust have
been forty feet long when alive. An
other animal, imbedded. in a hard
matrix of rock, which' was removed
with difficulty after much blasting,
was thirty feet long. Such were some
of the monsters' that once enjoyed
themselves around the Rocky moun
tains. They were reptiles, and most
of their friends and foes were the
same, even the birds being half rep
tiles. What eggs some of these rep
tiles must have laid may be imagin
ed_ when one female atlantosaurian is
described as one -hundred feet long,
with thigh bones measuring nine feet,
and probably twenty-five feet high.
A DROP at ink is a very Small thing, yet
dropped into a tumbler of clear water it
blackens the whole ; and so the first oath,
the first lie, the fi rst glass, they seem very
trivial, bu t leave a dark stain upon
one's character. Look out for the first
, THE END.
.. ~_ y
Fool. FatitinS.Nothing hurts 't
man, nothing hurts a party so 'terri
bly as fool friends. A fool Mend is
the sewer of bad news, of-'slander
and., all the base and unpleasant
'things. A fool friend - always knows
every mean-thing that fills been said
against you and against , the party.
He always knows , where your party ,
is losing, and the, other is making
large gains. He always i,ells 'you Of
the good luck your had. He'
implicitly , believes every 'stilt.,
against . you, and kindly- suspects
your defense. A fool friend is at,
ways full of a kind of .stupid candor.
He is so 'candid that' he always be
lieves the statements' of an 'enemy:
He never suspects anything on your
side. Nothing pleases him like being
shocked by horrible newels concerning
some-'good man. He never denies a
lie, unless it is in your favor. Ho is
always finding fault with his patty
,and- is .continually begging pardon
for not belonging to the other side._
lie is frightfully . aniious that
all his candidates' should stand
well with the opPosition: He is for-
ever seeing the faults •of his . party
and the virtues or the other., Ile
generally shows his candoil !hy
scratching the ticket. He' a way:
searches . every nook and 'corn r - # f
his conscience to find a reason . 1 or
deserting his friend or a print f 'le.,
In the moment of victory,le is ag
nanimonsly on' your Side. In efeat,
lie consoles you by repeatin i proph
ecies made after the event. : he-foot
friend regards your, repo • Um - as
common property, and as
prey, for all the vultures,/hyenas and
-jackals. He takes a sad 'pleasure in
your misfortunes. He, forgets his
principles to gratitr your • enemies.
He forgives youraligner, and slan ,
derer with all his /h eart. He is .so
friendly that you cannot kick him.
He generally talks for you but al
ways has the / other way.—Bob In
gersoll.. . / .
C U RIOSI I JES, OF SKIRT. •—, Some !
years ago, Pr o fessor Taft; of Edin
burg,i w en ill, noticed in waking
from a everish sleep that - the flame
of a - imp iti his room assumed. a
deep/red color. There was a round.
.gitt i ss shade on the lamp,. and - the ef
fect of intense redness - lasted only
about a second. Ms explanation - of
/this Was that the nerve fibrils of the
retina,- with which green , and violet
are seen, do not resume their activi
ty when a person awakes quite so
quickly as the red nerves. Professor
Ogden N. Rood, of Colimbia Col
lege, New York, records some obser
vations confirmatoiy of this view in.
the last number of sillintan's, Jour
nal, showing that temporary green
color blindness may be product(' by .
1 nervous derangement and prolonged
excitation. Twenty years 1 ago - he
took chloroform, administered, by a.
dentist in Munich. " Upon regain
ing consciousness," he writes, 'Sand
raising my eyes to the face .of the'op
perator, 1 was a little suprised at not
having previously remarked his unu
sually ruddy complexion, but the
next instant saw that this 'was . due'
to an optical illusion, for his hair ap
peared of a bright purplish-red hue.
The singular appearance lasted per-.
haps a couple of seconds, when his
hair resumed its natural color, which
. was white." Effects of a similar
character have also been noticed by
Professor Rood in. his own convales
-ence from typhoid fever. - .
• A HUMAN OTTEIL—Reedy river,
hi Laurens County, Sonth . Carolina,
is a poor stream for fish. Perhdps
Ws, whole day's fishing the . angler
may be rewarded by one-half dozen
little cat-fish. We had a visit last
week from the Reburies creek otter,
William Vaughn. He said there
were fish in the river and he had
come after them. It was amusing to
see him in the shoals, diVing under
the rocks and bringing up the cats;
sometimes he would come up with
one in each hand, and occasionally
with three fish, one in his mouth and
one in each hand. After fishing the
shoals he tried his hand on the suck
ers, weighing one, two and three
,pounds each. Vaughn ' has been
known to catch as many as
ers at one time in . his hands. • Ile
says *hen under water he can rub a
sucker on the side and it will lie as
still as a pig when yo . u•are scratching
it,--Letter to Charleston-News.
AN INTERESTING PUZZLE.—Per
haps some of our readers are - not fa
miliar with the following puzzle: A
young man asked an old man for his
daughter in marriage. "Go to the
orchard and. bring in a parcel of ap
ples. Give me one-half of the whole
number, and the mother one-half of
the balance and half an .apple over,
and the daughter one-half of the re
mainder and half an apple over, - and
. have one left for -yourself, without.
cutting the apple and then, if she is
willing you can have her." He Solv
ed the question ; and how many did
he bring ? Fourteen,: as you can eas
ily prove. The old woman was
have one-half of bala i nce, which
would be three.anci a half, - and Nall
an apple over, which would make
four: apples for her. 'There. would
be three apples ; left, of • which . the
daughter was to , have one-half and.
half an apple Over, which would give
her two, and leave thelover his one,
'•without cutting the -apple.'!
WHATEVER CQMES Out 'of despair Can
not bear the title of valor, which should
be lifted up to etch a height that, holding
all things under itself, it should be able
to 'maintain its greatness even in the
midst of miseries.
Tit Ear. is.no despair so absolute as that
which comes in the first moments of oar
first great sorrow—when we have not yet
knows what it is to havaisuffered and , be
healed,' to have despaired and have recoil
tired hope. .
Tan life of everyman is as tiler: well
spring of a stream,: whose small begin : .
tangs are' indeed' plain to all, but whose
course and destination, as it . iiviirds
through the expanses of infinite years,
only the Omniscient can discern. '
HAVE youo I[llOWl3 how to compose your
manners? You have dote a great deal
morelhan - he who has composedbooks.
Hive you ,known bow to take repose ?'
You have done more than' he who has
taken cities and, empires.
Tumronsr.Sfilictions hide those eternal
blessings to which-they hutd, as temporal
enjoyments often cover those eternal .evils
which they procure.
r ogllsb raper.
Robert Hope and Samuelillins
had lived -neighbors for more tthan
twelve years_; and it_isii_robable they
would aFWays !_been 1?n ,good
tetens'lMil 'not Samuel, *ll6 had serv
ed under Admiral-Nelson; gained-tit
Trafalgar a , small pension, - which le
had paid for by ,the loss of one of his
legs. This kg less, and this pension
moreor were for Robert a 'Continual
Acores of jealousy ; he accused fate
for haiing left him his two feet, and
complained bitterly that he had not
been able, as he said, to sell hislegs
at, the same price With Hulling. Eve
ry time' he went to pay his rent he
repeated grumblingly that his neieh
bor was very fortunate; that he was
in a condition to meet hisbills,•since
the king gave him a good pension,
while he, poor fellow, had hard work
to make. both ends of the year meet,
without taking into account his cred
Robert at first contented himself
with making these reflections inward
ly, but by degrees his dissatisfaction
was expressed aloud, and became his
habitual and favorite theme of con
One week that his rent had fallen
behindhand, and he - was sadly 'a&
vancing toward the house of Mr.
Taylor, in order to make his excuses
for the delay, he met neighbor Hui-
Una, who was regular as a .clock about
paying his rent, and had just been
for that purpose. •
The very sight of Samuel produced
on Robert the effect of a fit , of sick
mess ; so, when he. bowed in reply. to
the salute 'of Mullins, his glance sin
gularly resembled that of a bull shak
ing his horns at a dog.
Arrived at the house of the pro
prietor, Hope did not fail to be rep
rimanded. The example of,his, neigh
bor was cited' who always . paid punc
tually; and to the last penny.
"Yes, yes," murmured. Robert;
"soma people Are born with a silver
spoon in their mouth. Sullins is
very fortunate, and I am not sur
prised that he pays punctually with
such a pension." •
" Mullins has a pension; it is,true,"
replied:Mr. Taylor ; " but his infirm
ity is a heavy -cross, and if you were
afflicted with it, I should pity you
much more." -
. "'Not so," said Hope. "If 'I - hid,
been so fortunate as to lose,a leg like .
him twenty years ago, it would have
been a productive day 'for :me. 'I
would sell - all my limbs at the same .
price. - Do you call his. oak leg a
heavy cross-? I think his pension
Should render it light. 'The heaviest
cross that I know of is to be obliged
to labor incessantly."
Mr. Taylor was a man of joyous
humor, but a close observer. He had'
for -a long time noticed the envious
dis Position of
- Robert, and resolved
to convince :114d that the lightest
cross might become' heavy - C(3'a dis
contented mind.. '
" I see k " said he to Hope, " that
you• are disposed to do , nothing..
Well ! I exempt you from this
obligation to labor of which you com
plain so bitterly. If you "think the
-cross of your -neighbor, Samuel, so
easy to bear, will you accept a light
er one, if I will engage to give you
your rent?" . • -.
." That depends upon What kind of
a - cross it is," said Robert, anxiously,
for he feared that the proposition
would not be acceptable,
This," . Said Mr. Taylor, taking a
piece of ehalk and tracing a white
cross on Robert's jacket.. "Luring
the time that you wear this, I shall•
not demand a penny of your rent."
Hope thought, at first, hiS landlord
whocjeisting; but being assured. that
he spoke•seriously, he exclaimed :
"By St. George! you may say that
you have. seen My last money, for:I
Am walling to wear thissross all my
Robert immediately went out; con
gratulating himself on his good for
tune, and laughing all along the road
Mr. Taylor, who had
let him oir so cheaply from' paying
He had never been so joyous as at,
the moment of returning home; .he
found nothing to complain of, and
his dog , ,came to al down at his feet
without his punishing him for his
As he seated himself on his arrival,
his ivife did not at first notice the
white cross which he had on his
Shoulder ; tint having passed' behind.
her husband t 6 wind up' the clock,
she - suddenly exclaimed, in a ' . shrill
Why, RObert, where -have you
been.? You have on, your back a
cross itoot long." You hive been to
the tavern, and some drunkard among
your friends hag played` you_A trick_
to make you ridiculous. Get up and
let me brush off this cross."
" Away!" exclaimed Hope,hastily ;
"my clothes do not need your brush
ing. Go knit•your stockingiund let
me alone." .
" That shall not be!' exclaimed
Mrs. Hope, in a voice still more shrill,
" I will not have my: husband become
the laug,hing-Stoek of - the whiple vil
lage, and . -if I tear your Jacket to
pieces., you shall not wear that ridic
ulous cross:" • • • •,
As she spoke thus, the wife at-
IMPTEIBM , `
THE 'HEAVY OROSILI
'B l . OO 'ATTEMMMI
tempted to brugh*Robert's shoulder ;
and the latter, who knew that resist •
ance would e :useless, walked off,
shutting the• door after liim violently.
What a fury'!" muttered he, as
he went ' away.. "If she had been
more gentle, I would have told her
Of my good fortnne; but she.does not
deservo to know it.'!
h ,dh i . Oh! 'Robed," exclaimed
old fox, at the moment when Rope
turned the corner *oi his house ;
f 4 what is that, white cross on your
"Take care . of your . , own cothes,"
insolently replied Hope, guing his
own way. I 1,
L° Mr. Hope," said little Patty -Ste
vens, the grocer's daughter;''stop '
one minute, if yotr please, that I may
rub out that great 'white crass y'ou
hare on your shoulder."
"Go and sell -your herrin g s, lazy
girl," replied • itubert, " and do not
coUcern yourself about the passers-
The'little girl, silenced, hastened
to re-enter hertnother's'shop. -
tAt this moment 'Hope arrived at
the house of the butcher„ who was
couversing.on the threshold with his
neighbor, the _blacksmith. -
"-You are just the man I wanted,"
Said the latter, stopping Robert 3 and
he 'began to • speak him him on busi
ness, but hardly : bad e commenced
when old Peggy Turton arrived, in
to plaid . gown.andblue apron. • .
" Mercy,' `Sr.. Hopei" exclaimed
she, taking up her apron, " what is
that on your hack ?"
Robert "turned to tell her to let
him alone, but the blacksmith then
perceived the mark made by Mr.
11 Heavens!" said be, • langbi ;
"he might serve for a sign to the
"I suppose," said the butcher,
" that his wife has marked him for
fear of losing him." -
He felt that there was for him but
one method of escaping at the same
time from the, apron of Peggy and
the jokes of the butcher and black
smith, so he hastened to leave• the
spot, not without some abusiVe Zan;
guage to hisneighbors ; but the cross
had begun' to Weigh more heavily
upon his shonlders than he at first
supposed. • -
The. unfortunate Robert seemed
destined this day to provoking en
counters; for he himself opposite
the schoolhouse.' School
out,' and the scholars were at. this
moment issuing:from the door, relpy
for any fuo that might present itself.
Hope was terribly . uneasy, and ilm
inagined-he already heard cries behind
him. RiS- fears were soon realized ;
he had scarcely passed the school
house door when. a long .shont was
Licari, and fifty scholars at leaSt be
gan to pursue.him, throwing up their
Caps in the air. • - - •
Look; look!" exclaimed . one ;
"there la a sheep marked for the
" MIA you see," replied another,
" it is 'a Crusader just setting out for
'And the slionting and laughter re
commenced more loudly.
Hope became pale . with anger ; be
turned like a cross dog pursued sby
children, and -perhaps would have
cruelly revenged himself : on his
young persecuters, - had not. Mr.
Johnson, the schoolinaster, suddenly
appeared at the doer of his house.
Robert - advanced toward him, com
plaining of . his pupils .as bebigdii
solent. Mr. Johnson replied - tfint he
would noV 4 for the world encourage
impertinence-in themi_ but that the
white cross that he had on his back.
might make wiser people than - boys
.. ' •
" What is this cross to .you ?" re
plied Robert, drossly.. "Is not .my
back my own property ?"
The schoolmaster smiling - assented
and Hopewent on his way: But the
cross was growing heavier and heavi
He began.to think it would not
; be ,so easy, to pay the rent in this
manner. So' much raillery had at;
ready been heaped upon-. him, what
would it be if the cause were known ?
His ' , landlord might as well have
written on,liis back a receipt in full..
' As he reflected thus' . Robert arriv6
.ed at the tavern: Ile was . passing
by when he perceived - Mr. Taylor
himself at a-f€w paces distant, and
on either side his neighbor • Hulling,
ririgging his wooden. le a and con
versingjrith Harry Stokes,_ the Car
penteri i Harry. Stokes was the wit
of the village, and Hope Wotild not
have encountered him before Ilullins
for any: hing.! He- . therefore , took
refuge - . ' . the tavern.
But t e place was'notlongtenable.
The dri kers - did not fail to perceive
the croisit and to rally Hope'. who
grew angry. The quarrel became
violent, and the : inkeeper,.. fearing
some serious result, - turned Robert
-out of doors.
The latter left home .With the in
tention of examining some- work
which had' been offered to him in 's
neighboring .village, • but; his. mind
had been so disturbed by old Fox,
Patty .Stevens, the blacksmith, the
butcher, Peggy - Turton and the
schoolboys, .that lie 'resolved to re
turn ktome,• thinking that would be,
after all the most peaceable place.
Have you ever, seen,- in the month
of,September, a young partridge; the
last, of his brood, fluttering along.
through'..the fields' ;with a broken
wing ? - Such was Robert'.on his way
to hishome at the other. end of the
.village. Now he walked rapidly . lest
lie should be' overtaken, now slowly
fest he should meet some .one; now
in the. roads - - now 'in - the 'fields; glid
ing 'behind the bushes, . climbing
Walli,"and shunning glandes like a .
gypsy' who'had- stole b, chicken from
a farmer's; .poultry yard: -At thiS
mOnientthe.white cross was an insup
portable. we!glit; '- - • . -
At last he' reac4ed his dwelling,
and this time toped to find a little
rest, .-Butas soon- as his wife per
ceived'Vni she began to cut out :
. "Aie•yau not ashamed to come
back' as you went! Five of our
neighbors have asked if you had' oat
your senses, Quick ! let me rub out
that cross l'? , .
. "Away, woman;' exclaimed Rob
ert, exasperated. . • .
"You shall: not remain so,. Hope:,
I will not haye any one-belonging to
Ale J . SO ridiculous. Take ..off that
jacket!, take it off this mktite, I tell
yon!':.... - -
itstthe spoke •thus, Mrs. Hope at
tempted to seize her husband's arm,
;but the latter rudely repulsed her.
Hope - who . was not'remarkable
or her patience, replied by as blow,
and thetisult was a scuffle between
the two, to the great scandal of - the
neighborsiwho ran to separate them.
Everybody blamed Robert, who,
when he became calm, understanding
that there-was no rest •or peace for
him Other - wise, effaced the cross of
his own accord,
The Monday- following' he carried
his - rent to the house of his landlord.
"Ah I ahl Robert," said Mr. Tay
lor, perceiving Aim, thought you
Would soon repent of your bargain.
This is a good lesson• for enviousand
impatient dispositioni, who -are in
cessantly complaining of ,God and of
Pfc. Remember this, Hope; He whi)
,lias'created us has proportloried our -
burdens to ;our strength. Do not
complain of :being less fortunate
than others, for you know not the.
Srifferings_ of your neighbor. All
crosses are heavy; the way to render
them light is to bear them with 'pa
tience, courage and good
' FUN, FACT kip FACETLS
Now the ingenious youh whittles the
handle of his anow-shovelonatio a base-ball
seems an age of pain. .
1r is the work' of a ithilotiopher to be
subduing bis passions, and laying aside .
his prejudice. -
THERE is nothing lower than thypocri
sy. To profess friendship and aci enmity
is a. sure proof of tots ravity.
FuEoIIENT disappointme teach us to
mistrust our own inelinatio s,%and.shrink
even from vows our heart may prompt.
Tui - nien who always say a kind word
for`their neighbors-and turnla deaf ear to ,
scandal are not only very blessed but also '
IF " a miss is as gocd as a mile,'? what
magnificent records these would-be king-,
Mors might make as long-distance pe
EVER use slang. - It may not always
ap ly. Listen as A conies into room.
Say B : " How do you like my new
shoe ) 1'" A.: "Oh, they're immense '."
THE very heart and root of sin is an in .
dependent and'selfish spirit.. We erect
the idol self, and not only wish others to
worship it ourselves.
worship it, but we '
No man has come tc[. true greatness
who has not felt in some!degree that his
life belongs to his race, .and that. what
God =gives hiin :he "gives him for man
kind. ; -
IF thou art a vessel i¢,f - gold and thy
brother on© of wood, be hot high minded.
It is God that maketh thie to differ, and
the more bounty He shows the more hu . -
utility be requires.
_ SOkIF. men advertise their lives and the
public are generally disappointed because
the advertisement promises too much;
A YEAR of pleasure passes like a fleet
ng . breeze, but a, moment of. sorrow
others let their lives advertise them, and
the public always gets more than is proni
TitE,great moments of life are but mo.
inents 'like the others
spoken in a moment or two. A single.look
from the eyes, a mere pressure. of: the
hand may decide it, or of the lips, though
they cannot speak. . •
• - A RF.1.1G1e17!4 life is not a thing that
silent - Is itself like a bright bubble_ on tho
river's surface. It is rather like the river
itself, which widens continually; and 'is
never-so broad orideep as. where it map
into the ocean of eternity.
Turi smallest motion is - of importance
in nature. The whole substance of the
sea moves when wo throw in a pebble.
So in the life of grace, the most; trilling
action has a bearing, in its Consequences
Upon the whole. Everything then is im
OF course no .woman ever did such a
thing, but supposing now, for the sake of
argument, - as it were, that a woman was
to go to church for the purpose of- show
ing off her new sacque, would it be sac-re
ligions, so - to speak.?—Boston Traveler.,
• THERE is only one object in the world
which will attract a young lady's atten
tion from the handsome • young man
whom she meets on the street, and that is
another woman with a bat two la,ps ahead
of any style she has yet seen.—Bradford
Souraionv's,Child is dying—dying with •
the thishof hope on his' young- face and
an indescribable yearning to live and-take
an honored_ place in the world beside the
companions of his youth. *- * For
sale by all druggists.—Donbitry
TPE ceremony of baptism by immer- 1.
si9n *as celebrated in Texas ! the .other -
day; and when the fourteen .candidates
waked down to the water, fifteen revolv
ers were- deposited on _the bank of the
stream, that of the preacher makitig the .
-fifteenth. I .
"THERE is nothing," said :Platet, "so
delightful as the!hearing and speaking of.,
truth." For this reason there is no - con--
versation so agreeable, as that of the man'
of integrity, wh9 hears without any • ha- `
tentieu to betray, _and speaks without any
,intention to deceive. • .
Tuosnixlio haiie already all that they
can enjoiltuust enlarge their desires. Ho
that built for use, till use is supplied,
must begin to-built for vanity, and extend •
his plan to the ut Most lower-of human
performances; that he May not soon be
induced-to form another Wish. "
"Pt,r...tsr. do not handle,", is the Swiss
retluest ; " touebez pas, s'l vous plait ;
bows the Frenchman-;. "Visitors must
nut touch," says John - Bull, firmly ;
" !lauds oil;" 6 'growls the Yankee ; the
Western people lay a revolver on the ar
tielc;, and say nothing.,,Erie Ileratd.
THEY tried to'kill a book-agent at Oma
ha last week.- Ile was robbed, thrown
into the river, knoeked-off,the cars, toss
ed from a -high bridge into the river
again, and in two hours he was around.
with an illustrated Bible, trying tii . `gq a
subscription from the head of the*, tack
ing party. •
A. DIAMOND neighing 400: tarats=tho
largest in the world—was recently found
ial ilia. During the past few weeks the
'owner has received twenty-seven letteri
from young Americans who will a4t as
clerks at,sea-side.hoteis the homing sea
son. It is easy to imagine the object of
the missives.--Norristoton• Herald. ,
THOMAS tARIALE says : " In the poor
est cottage there is one book wherein, for
thousands of years, the spirit of man has_
found light and nourishment, and an in
terpreting response It; whatever is deep
est in him : the Book wherein to this day
the eye that will look well, the mystery
of existence reflects itself, .and if hot to
the satisfying of the outward. ECM, yet
to the opening of the inward sense, which
is the far grander result." . . • •
"Ws bad enough," said the eldest
Miss Crabapple to her seven young sis
ters,,- "it's • bad enough for pa to talk
about marrying again at his ;time of life;
but when ho excuses himself by saying
that that pert, mado•up young thing will
help us young girls out by attracting men
ti.).4he house, it's a little too outrageous
to stand,•so it is." And they passed a
• resolution to enter a nunnery in a body.
A rAirrr of artists and art critics came
to the following conclusion .regarding
their dinner " That the hash was low in
tone- and defective in composition; - tho
'beer well drawn, but flat ; the anabluy
of, We turkey strong,; the bread to freely
Vandleil ; the veal raw and cold, and hur
ried in execution ;the butter strong; the
coiree weak, except in the ,foreground,
and altogether too_ much - impasto in tho
bill.—llarper's Bazar, •
Sun tore the azure robe of night and
set the stars of glory there. She did, for
a fact. She is a young and careering ge
nius of Portland, Maine. She has written
a story, she has. She has-drawn it mild
—very. Here is the mildest passage in
it : And even'as she mused, the clatter
of horses' hoofs was heard along the laby
rinthian avenues of , the outspreading
park. It was . .Tuniata's Alphonso de Cas
sa Maya and his retainers. Reining in
his prancing steed beneath her casement
window below, be cried in oleaginous and
farinaceous tones, - 'Juniata; •appear "
Wow !---.l.Quidrille Courier-Journal.
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