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- jn mn tree n the un.
It stood close by where oD leathern hinge
Toe ga-e awong back from, the iasy
Where the cows came home when the
Its mantle threw over bill and plain.
Its branches knotty and gnarled by lime,
Waved to and iro in (he idle breeze,
When the Spring daya wove a blushing
Of blossoms bright from the apple trees.
It shadows fell o'er the crystalstream
That all the long bright Summer days.
Like a siker thread mid the waving grass,
Reflected back the golden rays
Ot the noonday sun that madly strove
To drink 'the loont of the brooklet dry,
But the light clouds showered tear drops
Till the glad brook laughed as it glided by.
Never were apples half so sweet.
Golden russets striped with red.
As those that fell on the yielding turf
Whp we shook the branches overhead.
A irystmg place for youthful friends
Was be apple tree in days of yore,
And oft we've sat beneath, its shade
And talked bright dreams of the future
And when the warm Ociober son
Shone on the maple's scarlet robe,
We gathered applea sound and fair,
And round as our own mystic globe.
The stately hemlock crown the hill,
The dark nines rise above the plain
Bn one we prize far more than they,
The apple tree in the pasture land.
Long j ears have passed and cows no more
Come home at night through the grassy
Where the ga'e swung back on
I stand ard aare on the far off plain.
No more we list to the music low
Of the crystal stream as it ripples on,
And the apple tree in the pasture lane
- Is but a dream ol the days by-gone.
Out of the greatest necessities of our
physical and moral natures is employment.
It is one of the hardest things in human na
tore to do nothing. A lady in Connecti
cut, not long since, employed a stout young
woman, fresh from Ireland, for the ser
vice of the kitchen. When Sunday morn
ing came Bridget hung on a large kettle
'What are yoo going to do, Bridget?
. "I'm going to wash roa'ani."
"Bat we do not wash on Sunday."
"What thall I do, then ?"
"Nothing at all ; we do not work here on
"Pear rue, I shall be tired o' keeping
'. Not thx Scoscs" Wamted. A teacher
of this city received, a day or two since, a
"sense" from the parents of one of her
scholars, of which the following is a copy.
Suffice it to say, it was not what the little
miss expected: "Miss : My little
Child has been absent yesterday unknowing
to me. I hope thai yco will punish her in
the hardy manner."
Another teaeher, some time since, receiv
ed a note trom a parent (accompanying a
stick.) which read as follows :Alus :
I send yon a atom birch rod by the bearer.
Break the bones of him."
SaSTdiL, my darling," said a fond mother
"I've not seen vour book for
several cays or more wnere is it '
"I know where it is."
"Well, where V
'Why, its only losl a little kinder in
the barn, or round out doors summer I guess
p'raps op garret, or behind the wood pile."
' A little boy once said to his aunt, ''Aunty,
) hodd think that Satan must be'an awful
troabls to God." ;
"He must be trouble enough, indeed, I
shoad think' she ariJwefed. ,
"7jf dso't Ms ho w ; fct Mt. . fl'
when there was no Jaril tp pnt biro np to
it." - -
Tom, ever jovial, ever gay,
To appetite a slave,
, Still drin.'is his rapid life away.
And laughs to sea ras grave ;
'Tia thus we cronies disagree,
So different is oar whirr
Jne fellow Loodly laughs at me,
While I could cry lor him.
A FcsT; who i prematurely bald, excuses
; in this ingsnioas and complimentary man-
rr : "a!dneas fhe'says) is only a proof of
pc!i:r35 paid to the beautiful sex. Is it
:t t d;:y cf a ;snUetaan always to on-
Kemble and the Debutante.
At (he time when the celebrated Kemble
was manager of Covent Garden Theatre, a
gentleman called to confer with him about
an engagement for his daughter. It so hap
pened that Kemble expected at about the
same hour the visit of a horse-dealer, from
whom be wished to buy a mare! Kemble,
imagining the stranger was the expected
hore-dealer, asked at once :
"How old is she ?"
"In May last she was sixteen."
"Hdw! Sixteen? rather old ahem!
ahem ! Don'i like that much. But the main
point, is she qniet ?"
"Perfectly, sir ! I have never known a
more gentle creature."
"How long hat she been in the city ?"
''It is now about eight days since I arriv
ed hereJrom Grimstead."
"Is she thoroughly schooled ?"
"Mr. Tbeiwell has civen ber some les
"VW.'l; if your conditions are not too
hard I think we shall a-ree."
"As to that, ?ny dear sir, I leave it entire
ly with yourself. J think you will be per
fectly satisfied, f yoo oace bring her before
the public. She is down stairs; shall 1
bring her op to yoo ?"
"Bring her op ?'. replied Kemble !ith an
ironical smile. "Thauk you, no I Hand
her over to my groom." t
"To yonr groom ?"
"Ye! By and by I shall go down and
examine her. Tell bim to take her to the
stable for the present."
"What? to the stable!" cried the stran
ger, full of indignation.
"Certainly! where else ? As yoo say that
she's qniet, 1 will try her in a very short
time. My triend Weston is just writing a
melodrama in which I have to play. As
soon as we have astreed upon the terms I
shall make my debut on her back."
"What ! Upon the back of my daughter
yoo will make your debot ! Sir, do yoo
wih to insult me ? I"
"A thousand pardons, my dear sir! Do
yon not come irom Cumberland ?"
"No ; I come from Grimstead."
With a mare ?:'
"No ! with my daoghter, my child, whom
yon want me to hand over to your grjom."
"An error ! Quite a mistake ! I really am
very sorry "
The reader may imagine that it tock sev
eral minutes before both parties had suffi
ciently calmed down to speak about the en
gagement of the young actress.
Thk Dctch Miller. Mynheer Van Slac
ken owned a grist-mill, and Peter Snyder
owned one also, near by. Old Mynheer
Van Slauken was subject to fits ol insanity,
and, when in one of these moods, would
assume that he was God Almighty, and
would get upon his throne and call such
person as he might have in his mind to
judgment, and would ask and answer the
question himself. The questions would be
pot with a sharp, strong speech, and the
answer very whining and meek. Having
one of his crazy fits one day, he mounted
his throne, and as there bad been a little
competition in the grist-mill business, he
took occasion to call Peter Snyder to judg
ment; so he calls oat: "Peter Snyder!" No
antiwer. Again, verry sharp: ' Peter Sny
der." "Ab, Lord, here I ish! Vat yon vant,
"Do yon own a grist-mill?"
"Ah, yes Lord, I does!"
"Veil, Peter Snyder, do yon ever take loo
"Ab,yes Lord, ten. my vater ras very
low, and mine stones vas very doll I has
taken a leetle too much tol!"
"Veil, den, yoo may go to de left hand
mid de goats."
- As he had past judgment upon bis neigh
bor, he thought he would try himself.
"Mydheer Van Slauken." No answer.
Very sharp "Mynheer Van Slaaken!"
"Ah, Lord, here I ish vat yon vant?"
"Do yoo own a grist-mill?"
"Ah, yea Lord, I.does own one."
''Does yoo ever take too much toll, Myn
heer Van Slauken?'',
"Yes, LorJ sometimes I has taken too
"Veil, at did yen do mit dat toll?"
"Ah, Lord, I has given it te the poor."
(After a slight pause )
"Veil den, yoo may goto de right hand,
mit de sheep, bat it is a dam dig fit squextfy
"Always buy your chestnuts biled," said
Mr. Snow to Abimelecb, who was about in
vesting a penny in that little brown com
modity, "cause the raw ones want looking
arter, and the wormy ones yon have to
throw away; bot with the biled ones it dont
make no difference worms an'i hurt when
they're biled.' ,
An officer expressed the wish to Mf
Stanton to be appointed I94 command the
body guard of acme General. The Secreta
ry replied, 'Sir, General Halleck tells roe
that the only body guard he ever bad was a
terrier puppy.' . .
' Carlyle lately made the following char
acteristic utterance to the American war:
ItY the ; dirtiest chimney that's been
afire this century, and the best way is to let
it barn itself out.' -
Bachelors are a much-abnsed class of
persons; bot Qailp says it is ranch better
to be laughed at for not being married ihan
A Frightened Contraband.
A letter received from an army corres
pondenton the Rappahannock relates the
following camp incident:
An amusing incident occurred in camp a
night or two since. A portly young contra
band from Charleston, S. C , who escaped
from his rebel master at Antietam,' and was
for awhile quartered subsequently in
Washington, was engaged by one of onr
junior officers as his body servant, and
brought down here to his quarters to attend
him. It chanced that the officer had served
his country gallantly at Sharpsburg, where
be lost a leg, below the knee, the absence
of which bad been made up by an artificial
limb, which the captain wore with so. easy
a grace that few persons who met him sue
pected bis misfortune his sable attendant
being among the blissful ignorant, as to the
existence of (be fact. '
The captain bad been "out to dine," and
rstorned in excited spirits to his tent. Upon
retiring, he called out bis darkey servant to
assirt him in pulling off bis riding boots.
"Now, Jimmy, look sharp,' said the cap
tain, "I'm a little ic flimsy t'nigbl. Look
sharp, an' ic pull steady."
"I'se allers keerfol, cap'n," says Jimmy,
drawing off one long wet boot, with consid
erable difficulty, and standing it aside.
"Now mind your eye Jim ! The other
Jc is a little tight," and black Jim chuckled
'and showed his shining ivory, as he reflect
ed, perhaps, that his master was quite as
"tight" as ie deemed bis boots to be
"Easy, now that's it. Pull away !" con
tinued the captain, good-naturedly, and en
joying the prospective joke, while he hos
etied the straps about bis waist which held
his cork leg np ; "now you've got it ! Yip
there you are! Oh, Lord ! oh, Lord I oh,
Lord!" screamed the captain, as contra
band, cork leg, ridiog boot, and ligatures
tumbled across the tent in a heap, and the
one-leafed officer fell back on his pallet,
convulsed with spasmodic laughter. At
this moment the door opened, and a lien
"G'way fom me g'vray fum me lemme
be ! Lemme be ! I ain't done noffin,'' yelled
the contraband, lustily, and rushing to the
door, really s opposing he- bad polled his
master's leg clean off.' "Lemme go! I
didn't do nuffin g'way ! g'way !''
And Jimmy put for ibe woods in his des
peration, since which he hasn't been seen
or heard from, though his captain has dili
gently sought for bim far and near. Jimmy
was a good servant, but we never before
were treated to a sight of a thoroughly
frightened contraband. There is little doubt
the darkey is running yet.
Put that Impddknt Rascal Out. While
the congregation were collected at church,
on a certain occasion, an old, dark, hard
featured skin and bone individual was seen
wending bis way np the side and taking bis
seat near the pulpit. The officiating min
ister was one of that class who detested
writ'.en sermons, and as lor prayers he tho't
they ought to be the natural outpourings of
the heart. After the singing was concluded
the house as usual was called to prayers.
The genius we have introduced did not
kneel, bot leaned his head devotioually on
the bark of bis pew. The minister began
by saying :
"Father of all, in every age by saint and
"Pope," said a low, but clear voice, near
The minister, alter casting an indignant
look in the direction of the voice continued ;
"Whose throne eitteih on the adamantine
hill of Paradise,"
"Milton," again interrupted the voice.
The minister's lips quivered for a mo
ment, but recovering himself began:
"We thank Thee most gracious father,
that we are permitted once more to assem
ble in thy name, while others equally mer
itorious, but less favored, have been car
ried beyond that bourne from whence no
"Shakespeare," interrupted the voice.
This was too moch.
"Put that impudent rascal out," thouted
"Orlginal," ejaculated the -voice in the
same calm but provoking manner.
"Ma. Smith," said a little fellow the oth
er evening to his sister' bean, "I wish yoo
would't praise our Ann Maria's eyes -any
more. You've made her so proud now.that
she won't speak to cousin Laura, nor help
mother the least bit."
'Papa, why don't you give the telegraph
a dose of gin ?"
"Why, my child ?"
"'Cause the papers say that they are ont
of order, and mamma always takes gin
when she is out of order."
A public writer thinks much might be
gained il speakers would observe the mil
Jer's method always shut the gate when
the grisl is ont. ' .
Prjektice says of a cotemporary editor,
that he gets np very morning a whiskey
barrel, and goes to bed every night a bar
rel of whiskey.
i An eminent coDchoJogist has made a
calculation that it takes sixteen days and
(ourteen hours for a 'moderately fast snail'
to accomplish a mile
'Yon can't do that again,' as the pig said
when the boy cot his tail off. , - ,
Tbs sick man who pays a foe ts th Doe-
GESERlt LEE ASKING PARDON.
Explanation of His Courie Ht'j Obect to in
fluence the Young Men , of Ike South in the
(From the Petersburg Express, Aug. 6.
We extract the following from a leuer
which gives the conversation between a
planter and the writer:
He went on to say that for a time his high
admiration for (he character of General Lee
had sensibly declined.. He bad been told
that the general had made application to
the Washington authorities for pardon. He
had supposod that rather, than do that, the
general would undergo exile or death. j
INot long afterwards an opportunity bad
presented itself for speaking to General Lee
on the subject. The. report proved to be
correct and not a slander. A voluminous
application had been sent in, to which, how
ever, no answer has yet been made. Since
the lime of his visit a' reply may have been
received. Having .- learned the motives
which had actuated General Lee in asking
for a pardon, his admiration, bis veneration,
for the man and the patriot was profounder
than ever. ' Had the general considered his
own feelings alone, he would have died
sooner than bnmble himself and a just cause
by a seeming admission that it was wrong.
His application was one more proof of his
love lor his country. There were thousands
of high-toned yooiig men in the South who
meditated expatriating themselves, and who,
when asked why they did not seek for par
don, replied, that until General Lee had
done so they would not. After a long strug
gle with his inclinations, believing that
these young men ought to be saved to the
country whoe future they were so well
qualified to adorn, and, by participating in
the rights of citizenhip, to guide andhape,
the general has done violence to his own
feelings, and made the request. Still be
made no abject submission, but had accom
panied the petition for pardon with a full
statement of those things which made his
past conduct seem to him right and proper,
aod bad avowed his unchanging devotions
to his firmer principles.
I asked Mr. K. if he supposed the govern
ment would send General Lee a favorable
"Oh, yes," he replied "oudeobledly."
"And does he expect to be restored to
foil enjoyment of all the rights of citizen
ship?" -Yes, sir, he asked for thai. And if it is
reused bim, he will, at any rate, have
done all tiat he in'ended to de. This class
of men whom he intended to benefit have,
many of them, applied to be pardoned, and
probably all will do so. Thus General
Lee's sacrifice will have saved many of our
first young man from exile, and opened to
them a public career from which they
would otherwise have shut themselves
Attorney General Speed, in his opinion
opon the competency of the military com
mission to try the assassination conspira
"A military tribunal exists nnder and ac
cording to (he Constitution, in lime of war ;
the law of nations constitutes a part of the
law of the land, and the laws of war con
stitute the greater part of the laws of the
We think the telegraph or the types have
done the attorney general injustice. The
law of nations only constitutes a part of the
laws of the land in transactions between
our own citizens and governments, and oth
er governments and their citizens. Oar
State(and United States constitutions and
laws are the only codes bearing or which
can be brought to bear in . any matter be
tween those governments and our citizens.
It is absurd to assume that the law of na
tions is a part of the law of the land, and
upon that assumption proceed to try and
punish individuals in defiance of our con
stitutional and statute provisions. Suppose
the law of nations provides for the trial of
civilians by military tribunals. Our con
itution forbids it. Which is supreme? It
is somewhat singular that neither Judge
Advocate Holt nor his assistant, Bingham,
should have ci'ed the law of nations, in
stead of acts of congress, in pleading to the
jurisdiction of the commission. Why did
not Mr. Speed prompt (hem ?
Economy or Cocrts Martial. Certain
newspapers think the court martial sitting
in this city, for the last five or six months,
is exceedingly economical, because it has
tried less than one hundred cases since
1861. Why, our criminal court would try
as many cases in a single term, and not
boast of the achievement. At the rate the
court proceeds with the number of cases in
hand, some of the accused will be dead be
fore the period of their trial commences.
Some of our coteroporaries are so struck
with this speedy mode of dispensing jus
tice that they think it the best way to ad
minister ll and would even dispense with
the privilege of the w.ril of habeas corpus,
if the civil courts would allow it. Justice
Thompson has pat a check to that illegal
proceedio in time.of peace, and with this
guarantee o; personal liberty, we do not
think it matters much how long the court
martial may sit trying the causes which
come legitimately before it. Justice should
never be in a harry, for fear it should make
a mistake, and the "speedy trial" secured
by the laws to every person accused, is a
trial in the civil courts, and canno; apply to
courts martial. Ledger. - .
Wheh t am a man,' is the poetry of
f-hildhood. 'When I was a child,' is the
Colonel Daklgren's Body.
The Richmond Republic of Saturday has a
circumstantial account of the disposition of
Col. Ulrie Dahlgren's body, after he was
killed at Killpairick'a raid on Richmond, on
the night of March 2d, 1864. It is shown
that the body after being brought to Rich
mond by the York river railroad, was inter
red in Oakwood Cemetery, a mile east of
Richmond, by two Confederate soldiers, who
sent (he colored grave-diggers off from (he
scene at (he lime. Mr. F. W. E. Johnson,a
grocer, and other Union men in (he city
subsequently interested themselves to dis
cover where the body was, and Mr. Martin
Meredith Lipscomb, whose business it was
to attend to the interment of Union prisoners
who died at Richmond, found out that one of
the colored men who had been sent off by
the soldiers when tbey buried Colonel Dahl
gren's body, bad lingered in the woods and
saw where (be grave was made. By an ar
rangement with the negro they visited ihe
cemetery with a wagon one dark night, a
month after, and disinterred the body, took
it through Richmond to (he house of Mr.
Wm. S. Iloulet.on Chelsea Hill, half a mile
northeast of the city, where, on the 7th of
April, a metalic coffin was procured for it,
and thence it was taken in a wagon to the
farm of Robert Orricks, living in Henrico,
and burried under an apple tree in a field.
The Republican says .
The rest ol the story may be told in a few
words. Orricks.some months after the sec
ond buriel of Colonel Dahlgren, succeeded
in getting through (be Confederate lines, and
seeking an interview with Commodore
Dahlgren, informed him ol what had been
done to secure the body of his son. The
corpse of the soldier laid in this its second
grave until alter the evacuction of Rich
mond, when an order sent for it by the War
Department it was again disinterred by the
two Lohmaos and sent to Washington.
An Editorial Bbutos. An editor out
West thus talks to his non-paying subscri
bers and patrons: ' Hear us for our debts,
and get ready that yoc may pay; trast as,
we are in need, and have regard for our
need; as you have been long trusted, ack
nowledge your indebtedness, and dive into
your focke's that yoo may promptly fork
over. If there be any among yon one
single patron that don't owe us something
theu to him we ray step eside; consider
yourself a gentleman. If the rest wish to
know why we don them, this is our answer,
not thai we care about ourselves, but our
creditors do. Would yoo rather that we
weot to jail, and yon go free, than you pay
your debts to keep us moving? As we agreed
we have worked for you; as we contracted,
we have iurnished our paper to yoo; but as
yoo don't pay, we dun you. Here are
agreements, job work, contracts forsubscrip
tions, promises for long credit, and duns for
deferred paymeut. Who is there so green
(bat be don't take a paper? If xny, he need
not speak, for we don't mean bim. Who is
there so green that he don't advertise? If
any, let him slide; be ain't the chap neither.
Who is there so mean that he don't pay (he
printer? If any, let him shout, for he's the
man we're after. His name is legion, and
he's owing us for one, two three, four, fire,
six years long enough to make us poor
and him rich at our expense."
"Hurrah for Coefish." When we see a
young man dressed in the extreme of fash
ion, promenading the streets, flourishing a
delicate walking stick, ogling the ladies, and
turning op his interesting probosics with an
air of ditdain, at a neighbor's son or daugh
ter, when we know that his father acquired
the property which his fool of a son is mak
ing himself ridiculous upon, by collecting
grease and ashts, we are attempted to shoal
in his astinine ears, "Hurrah for Codfish."
When we see a young woman, whose
highest ambition appears a desire to eclipse
her neighbors in dress, and who makes it
her constant boast that she never washed a
dish or hemmed a shirt, because she thinks
tbem as vulgar accomplishments, we feel a
strong inclination to whisper in her ears,
"Hurrah for Codfish."
When we see a yoang man too proud 'to
carry a bundle in the street, when his father
is a wood sawyer ; or when we see a yoocg
miss seated in a parlor, perusing a novel,
while ma is doing the kitchen drudgery, we
say to ourselves, "Hurrah for Codfish."
In short, when we see people patting on
haughty airs, because it has pleased Provi
dence to endow them with a liberal, share
of the world's goods, or when we see the
supercilious sneer of contempt upon the
lace of a person, to show his or her estima
tion of one who "works lor a living," we
feel a strong desire to show our estimation
ol them by exclaiming in their ears "Hur
rah for Codfish !"
A silk-dyer placed on his sign the follow
ing parody on Goldsmith's familiar lines,
"when lovely woman stoops to folly"
"When lovely woman tilts her saucer,
And finds too late that tea will stain,
What ever made a lady crossei?
What art can wash all white again?
Th'e only art lbe slain to cover,
To hide the spot from every eye,
And wear an onsoiled dress above her
Of proper color, is to dye!"
A Clear Titlc A New -Zealand chief
maintained that he had a good title to his
land, because be bad eaten the former own
er: Many persona seem to be of Franklin's
opinion, 'that time is money;' tbey take so
States that Allow Negroes to Vote.
There are only two States in the Union
where the negroes are allowed to vote with
out a properly qualification. They are
Vermont and New Hampshire, the former
of whom has only eighty voters, and the
latter 160. in Massachusetts every voter
most, within two years, have paid a State or
county tax, unless excused from taxation.
In Rhode Island a voter must own real
estate of one hnndred and thirty four dollars
value, or of the clear yearly value of seven
dollars over any ground rent
A collored person is not allowed to vote
in New York unless he has residedjin the
State three years, and is a freeholder in val
ue ot two hundred and fifty dollars, and
paid taxes thereon.
Massachuset's, which does not at home
allow any man to vote who has not paid a
State or county tax directly, for they alt pay
it indirectly, is very desiro.is that the South
ern Slates shall allow negroes to vote with
out such a discrimination. She goes in for
universal black suffrage at the Sooth while
denying it (o ber poor whites at home.
This is Massachusetts philanthropy, or
preference for negro to white.
Fisb as Food.
There is much nou rishment in fisb, little
less than the batcher's meat, weight for
weight; and in effect it may be more nour
ishing, considering how trom its soft fibre,
fish is more easily digested. Moreover,
(here is in fih a substance which does not
exist in the flesh of land animals, viz. io
dine a substance which may have a ben
eficial effect to the health, and teed to pre
vent the production of scroiuloosness and
tubercular disease, the latter in the form of
pulmonary consumption, one of the most
! cruel and fatal which the civilized, highly
educated and refined are afflicted with.
Comparative trials prove that, in the major
ity of fish, the proportions of solid matter
thai is, the mailer which remains after per
fect desication, or the expulsion of the aq
ueous part is little inferior to the several
kinds of butcher's meat, game and poultry.
And if we give attention to classes of peo
ple clasped as to equality of the food they
principally subsist on, we find that the ich
tbyophapus classes are especially strong,
healthy and prolific. In no class than thai
o( fisl.ers do we sse so large families,hand
some women,more robust and active men, or
greater exemptions from maladies.
Eleven Rrbellion. Since the organiza
lion of the Federal Government eleven at
tempts have been made to resist its author-
ity. The fim was in 1782 a conspiracy
of some of the officers of the Federal army '
to consolidate the thirteen States into one, 1
and confer the supreme power on Washing
ton. The second in 1787, Shay's insarrec '
tion in Massachusetts. The third 1794,
called the whiskey insurrection of Penn
sylvania. The fourth in 1814, by the Hart-
ford Convention. The fifth in 1820 on the
question of the admission of Missouri into
the Union. The sixth was a collisioo be
tween the Legislature of Georgia and the
Federal Government, in regard to the lands
given to (he Creek Indians. The seventh was
in 1830, wilh Cherokees in Georgia. The
eighth was the memorable nullifying ordi
nance of South Carolina, 1832. The ninth '
was in was in 1842, in Rhode Island, be
tween the Suffrage association and the State '
authorities. The tenth was in 1856, on the
part of the Mormons, who resisted the Fed
eral authorities. The eleventh was the !
late attempt at secession.
The Tomato as Food A eood medical
authority ascribes to the tomato the follow-
ing very important medical qualities : IsL j
That the tomato is one of the most power- j
ful aperients of the liver and other organs;!
where calomel is indicated, it is one ol the
most effective and the least hurtful medical
agencies known to the prclession. 2d -That
a chemical extract will be obtained
from it that will supersede (he use of calo
mel in (he cure of disease. 3d. Tha( he has
successfully (reated diarrhoea with this ar
ticle alone. 4 tli. That when used as an ar
ticle of diet il is almost sovereign for dys
pepsia and indigestion. 5ih. Thai il should
be constantly used for food. Either cooked
or raw, or in the form of cat6up, il is the
most healthy article now in nsa.
The New Aristocracy of Virgisia. In
Virginia, some of the negroes work on the
farms pretty well, bat as a general rule,lhey
prefer walking about, working a day or two,
and then go idle for a week, leaving their
women and children often to be fed by their
laie masters, while they go off, fancy free,
and find new wives without incomberances.
The black aristocrats allow fine crops of
wheat to rot down for want of catting.
A gentleman at the Astor House table,
New York, asked ihe person sitting next to
him if he would please pass the mustard.
''Sir," said the man "do jou mistake me
for a waiter?" "Oh no, sir, was the reply
"I mistook you for a gentleman."
Somebody has found out a new way of
taking pictures, by which they are taken
better in the night than in the day time.
A photographer has missed several from
the frames that hang by bis door, and dosn't
approve of the new plan.
VVht should there be more marriges in
winter '.nan in summer? Eecaose in win
tor the gentleman require comforters and
An Evening with a Shoddy Family.
The Cornhill Magazine for July contains
an amusing article, written by a New York
lady. The following is an extract :
Before the evening was over, I foqnd my
self in a smaller apartment, gorgeously Iur
nished, and rendered truly remarkable by
the abominable showily framed paintings
which nearly covered the walls. A human
quartette was seated on the sofa, a la Ken-
wig, and it needed no second look to con-4
vince me that I saw the four children of my
hostess. Femenine treble and masculine
bass were represented there in equal parts,!
but that effect was purely a matter of faith,!
as nothing in their faces betrayed (bat they
had ever uttered a sound. Soon the m othen
appeared. "Lor! Mrs. D., you her ? Well
I bad to get out of the parlers for a minit I
it's so suffocating there. This is our famiJ
setting room. Ellen, stick in joor ehooN
der, miss!'' (This was a dramatic aside, di
reciea 10 me soia aepartment "l Be
yoa're looking at the paintin's. Well,
hav. got lota of them, (bat's certain. I (ell
Mr. G. we'll have a pic(ore-gallery beforJ
we know it ha I ha! but that' nothing-l
for the man's bound to have everything thn?
money can buy " (Here a radient saiisl
fied ripple of expression ran across ttj
quarieite opon (he sofa.) 1 tried lo re
something, but alas! (he allusion possib'
art gallery had jeopardized my gravity I
such an extent thai I could only coazi p-
thetically. ' This 'ere big picture, "pursue!
Mrs. G , "is a and$cipet Uud scape by-J
children who is this landscape by? ' '-Ml
Bedson," they all answered in a bread.
closing (heir mouth instantly like four trap
' Yes, Mr. Benson. He's a Western mat
Mrs. D., and don't charge mor'n a quart
what these New York painters ask. I
paints pretty tbo.' Ain't that white fenc
too natural?" she added, letting her he
drop sideways with its weight of admiratic
Alas, the fence was too natural, but I d
not trust mysdlf to say so. I merely bo we -.
and stared vacantly at an ideal work reprl t
senting, es I suspected, Cupid and Psych!
since the blue damsel depicted therein bi
anced a huge butterfly upon her shoardr
and ber youthful companion had the inev
able wings and quiver of the roischievoj
God of Love. "That picture, " broke for!
Mrs. G., standing in superb disdaia besiq
me, "ain't my taste Mr. G. bought it.
a fancy picture yoo see Cupid and chl
dren! what did your Pa say was the naJ
of this picture?" -'Cupid and Per iilch
answered the two elder ones simultaneous!
"Oh, yes, Cupid and Pei-siich. Bat, M
D., yoo must look at oar portrait we'l
had one artist for a year pad doin' all
family. Here's Mr. G. and me. You rr
think the yellow gloves, in my picture ail
mates any one might bu: they are tf
artist was bound to put up one of them
ehadder," in spite of ail I could say Ti
is Daniel's picture (sit up streight Danii
and let go your sister' sass); ii's like nil
all but the hair. The naughty boy" (lot!
iug severely at Daniel) "burnt off one i
of his curls last week, and we had to cut
the rest. Here's our youngest boy Tom
ihe end one on this sofa Jiere m
beautiful boy! Always just as sassy a
lively as you see him in the picture ai
it like him,Mrs. D ?" Very like," w
out venturing to take a second look at
original. "Mr. Benson said be never m
a harder child to paint, it was so difficult
gel his expression." (Alack! I should tli
it would have teen very difficult.) "
look bim at firM with one shoe on. and I
ether layen' on the carpet; but I wasn't
ing to have achild of mine lookin' like ih
so I made Mr. Benson alter it quick. I t
him to just change the shoe on the carpe
a kitten, or something of that kind, and ih
to put good Bilmorals on the poor child
its Dad enougn to have your yoang on!
looking like wild about the house, with
having their likeness took all in a muss!'
The Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic Oce
includes an area of 25,000,000 square mi
suppose an men ot rain to tall upon ol
one fifth of this vast expanse it would we
S60.000.000 tons, and lbe salt, which
water held in solution in ihe sea, and whi
when the water was taken op as a vsn
was left behind to disturb the equilibii
weighed 16,000,000 more tons, or nea
twice as much as all the ships in the wc
could carry at a cargo each. Ii might
in a day ; but ocenpy what time it m
in falling, ibis rain is calculated to eier
much force-which is inconceivably g
in disturbing the equilibrium of the ocd
If all ihe water discharged by the Mis
sippi River during the year were taken
in one mighty measure and cast into
ocean at an effort, it would not mak
greater disturbance in the equilibrium ol
sea than the fall of rain supposed.
yet so gentle are the operatians of na
that movements so vast are onperceive
The production of sugar in the SandvJ
Islands has reached from eight to nine ii
ions of pounds yearly, aod is increa
with such rapidity that an intelligent st
engineer, (Mr. M Gregor,) from the Isla
es imates ihe production in 1865 at'sixtf
million pounds, and in 1860 at eigh
millions of pounds.
The Chinese have no word which
compare with oar English word, 'Atrx
they say, instead, 'sin yeoen ching s
The heart wishes exactly so.'
A Tocalist says he could sing 'a
down on the old Tar River," if be e