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A LITTLE UAIL.ERY.
$Y 0BPHEU9 C KERR.
''Kiss me, DoIIie. dearest one,
Lay your head upon my shoulder ;
Will you go and be a nun,
VYbea your lover's hand is colder ?'
"Will his mangled last remains ,
Win from yon a tear of pity?
Oh, that other things than trains,
Took us to a neighboring city."
Wildly gazed she in my face,
Crying, as she clang about me,
"Robbie, ic the name of grace,
Go away you shan't without me !
"Why, I thought you only meant,
Just a business trip to make it;
Yet you seem on dea;h intent :
Have you stole my heart to break it ?"
"Wherefore speak of death at all ;
Arn't you coming back to morrow ?
Let me some physician call
What has crazed you, joy or sorrow ? '
"Do'Iie darling" low I spoke
"Don't jon kno by rail I'm going?
Every train there's some'hing broke,
By the daily papet' fchowing.
" Ti a sure a snre can be,
Thai i-ome accident will happen ;
Likely the first bridge we see
Will give away and let us slap in.
"Or, a train of freight we'll strike,
Or another train ran into;
Connt on life, with death so likely-
Welt you know 'twould be a sin to."
S.idlj drcop'd her pretty head,
Like a lily r idaly shaken ;
"If for life you care a red,
Star at honfe and 5avc jour bacon !"'
The Sonlbern People.
Mny Southern people seem lo think that
their Sta'es cannot be relievcM of the intoler
able oppressions ol the Freedmen' Bureau
and martial law, and all tbe concomitant
evils of their anomalous condition, unless
their representatives be admitted to Con
gress. While we admit that the presence in
Congress of "'fil" representatives for the
Seotbeni States is greaily to be desired by
the people of those States, we cannot tee
that there is any necessary connection be
tween the continuance of Provisional Gov
ernments and the Freedmen's Bureau, and
the perpetoation of martial law, in the South
ern Slates on the one hand, and the admis
sion of their representatives into Congres
on the other. The President can, at any day,
withdraw the garrisons which now disturb
the peace of the South; he can blot out of
existence that roost dangerous organization,
the Freedmen's Bureau; he can restore to
the people of the lately Confederated States
all the blessings of constitutional' freedom
and civil law, except that one of represen
tatioc in Congreis. And he can do all this,
without consulting Congress at all. And
such being the case we cannot appreciate
the argument of those. who maintain that it
ia tbe duty of the Southern people to submit
to every wrong, and ;o sacrifice every con
stitutional right that they have, and to vol
untarily hamiliate themselves and dishonor
those who have given up their lives in de
fense of Virginia, in order (o induce the
Radicals to concede to their Representatives
that which fbey have a constitutional right
to demand admission to their seats. '
Right Men m the Right Places. The
Radicals are furious, because tbe people of
Mississippi do not consider service in (he
Confederate army a personal disqualifica
tion for service of any sort under the new
order of things.. Indeed, the Southern citi
zens, generally.evince a great inclination to
confide rather in those who risked all, than
in those who shirked all. Hence, tbey pre
fer. 'nee a for office who bravely fought for a
principle, and then gracefully surrendered
when it was no longer possible to defend
that, principle 'on the battle-field prefer
those to the trimmers ' whose plucfc shrunk
w.ithin interest, and whose vaanted loyalty
waa onlylhe virtue of wanting courage to
encounter danger. We are satisfied that
Southern voters would, in most case,, soon
er elect to office outspoken, honest Radicals
of the Greeley type, than men who, agree
in 7 with tbem in the main, timidly excused
themselves from charing a common danger.
Tbe men they have tried, they are apt. to
trust. :T.'.'vf . "".' - f . ? - . ' , r '
A min in getting oat" of an omnibus,
few daya since, made use of two rowarof
knees as banisters to steady himself, at
which the UJies ' look offense, and one
cried aloud, "He ia perfect eavage P'
"Tru3," baid a waj, insida, Mha belongs' tor
the Paw-knea trite."
. Tbe Cfenrth, North and South. .
When a man becomes ; a Christian' he
dops not cease to be a citizen. All the laws
defining and regulating his (dates to the
State and lo society not only remain in full
force, but they are, in fact, more binding
as obligations, being, enforced by, higher
sanctions. This general doctrine is so folly
recognized in our day, and has been so
constantly affirmed even in purely secular
type, during the four years last past, that it
is unnecessary to enlarge upon it. Any one
who will take the trouble to consult the de
liverances of the most ultra-loyal newspa
pers, beginning with the Tribune, and going
down the scale until he reaches the Inde
pendent, will find a multitude of short ser
mons upon this topic. Tbe most remarka
ble point of agreement, in all these extra
parochial discourses, is the unanimity with
which the self-appointed preachers have
provided a kind of extra damnation for sins
not enumerated in the old canon. Nothing
less could be expected in this progressive
While this is true enough, it is also true
that human history records no conflicts more
dire than those between human authority
on one side and ecclesiastical bodies on the
other. The latest example of any magni
tude is on the exodus of the Free Church
of Scotland, where the first ground of com
plaint on the part ol the seceding body, and
the proximate cause of their withdrawal,
was the assumption of authority by the
civil power over purely spiritual concerns.
There was no dispute upon doctrinal points,
no attempt at interference with forms of
worship. The established Church ol Scot
land to this day holds to tbe same identical
standards, and the simple question dividing
this Beet, and causing the loss of a thousand
congregations to the prosperous establish
ment, was, whether Christ or Caesar was
the supreme head of the Church. How
much ol worldly loss was bravely endured
by the Free . Church, and how nobly its
members reponded lo the heavy demands
made upon them during their conflict in
defense of tin naked principle, is per
fectly wfll known to all who are familiar
with recent Church history.
Although there 8re no civil laws, prop
erly so called, regulating ecclesiastical mat
ters in t!is country, yet, the who!e Protest
ant Church Norh, with a lew noble excep
tions, ha gradually drifted into the political
arena, since war began. It cannol be said
that the pressure came from without the
Church. If the old confervative spirit which
secured at the first freedom of religious
belief in America had remained in the
Churcb, h is not likely that the civil au
orlty wonld ever have dared fo trespass
upon her sacred threshold. I; was the loy
alty of tbe church members that placed the
National Flag above the Cross on her lofty
spires. It was the loyalty of her ministers
hat invented new forms of prsyer,in which
God was formally instructed every Sabbath
day as to what the North American Chris
tian Church had a right to expect of Him.
It was the hatred of sins which God had
neglected to enumerate in His divine law
of prohibitions and the love of heavenly
virtues nowhere found in His Revelation
that inJcced his servants, lay and clerical,
to provide new tests of church member
ship, and to add supplemental torments to
the penal fires of Tophet. Only once, in a
history of fifty centuries, can a parallel be
found. Only once before aid the recognized
representatives of God's Church dare to cry
in the face of Heaven "We have no King
but Cajar !"
The marked contrast presented in the un
changing attitude of the Southern Church
cannol have escaped the attention of any
candid man. The circumstances surround
ing her members were not similar to those
in which their Northern brethern found
themselves. It will never be known how
much of suffering the South has endured in
four years of desolation and war; but it
will never cease to be known, and to re
dound to the honor of bercborch members,
how unflinchingly ihey bore their afflictions
while the contest lasted In all the public
expressions of ber various Church Courts,4
the existing calamity was regarded as a
chastisement divinely inflicted, and no trace
of that vindictive, bloodthirsty spirit with
which we have been so familiar, ever dis
graced her pulpits. Many of her public
ministers died with arms ia their hands
fighting the battles of tbe only country they
recognized or acknowledged; many more
will carry the marks of the conflict to their
graves. And the duty ever present to those
much enduring men and women, in minister
ing lo the wants of the wounded and dying,
in consoling tbe bereaved, and in proclaim
ing the sublime troths of Christianity, with
out partisan admixture, was so performed
as to challenge the respect and admiration
of all Christendom. Amid the stern reali
ties, visible in thousands of desolate homes,
her ministers found no lime for Quixotic
expeditions to reconquered ports, to preach
peans )o the stars and bars. And now thai
all their dreams of independence are lost
in a rude awakening, we find these men
submitting' with heroic fortitude to the -dispensations
of Providence, and seeking
without exception the . restoration of fra
ternal relations with the ; Northern Church.
We will endeavor to show, hereafter, how
tLis restoration may be brought about. N.
Y. Daily News. . : ' . ; ;
The total coal extraction-of Spain is only
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somewhere aoout halt a million a year,
while the imports of English coal into Spain
and the Canaries ia .1864 were returned at
546,034 torts. ' .
: The following is a passage from the very
laughable lale of "Desperation," one of
the rich articles which are embraced in the
literary remains of the late Willis Gaylord
Clark. It ia only necessary to premise that
the author is a Philadelphia student, who,
after a stolen fortnight amid the gaitie of a
Washington season, finds himself, (through
the remissness'of a chum) at Baltimore on
his way home, without a penny in his pock
et. He stops at a fashionable hotel, never
theless, where, after tarrying for a day or
two, he finally, at the head of a great din
ner, "omne sous," in his private apartment,
flanked with abundant Champagne and
Burgundy, resolves to disclose all to tbe
landlord. Summoning a servant, be said :
"Ask the landlord to step up to my room
and bring his bill."
He clattered down stairs laughing, and
shortly after his master appeared. He en
tered with a generous smile, that made me
hope for "the best his house afforded," aud
that just ihen, was credit.
"How much do I owe yon?" said I.
He banded me the bill with all the grace
of a private expectancy.
"Let me fee seventeen dollars. How
very reasonable ! But, my dear sir, the
most disagreeable part of the matter is now
to be disclosed. I grieve to inform you that
at present I am out of money, and I know,
by your philanthropic looks, that you will
be satisfied when I tell yon that it I had it,
I would give it lo you with unqualified
pleasure. Bui you see my not having ihe
change by me. is the reason 1 cannot do it.
I am a stranger to you, that's a fact, but in
the place 1 came from, all my acquaint
ances know me as easy as can be-"
The landlord turned all colors
"Where do you live, and how ?"
"In Washin I sheuld say Philadelphia."
' I see how it is, roister ; my opinion is
that you are a blackleg. You don't know
where your home is ; you begin with Wash
ington and (ben drop it for Philadelphia.
Yon must pay your bill."
'But I can't." -
"Then I'll take your clothes ; if I don't,
blow ma tight."
"Scoundrel," said I, rising bolt upright,
"do that if you dare, and leave the rest to
There were no more words. He arose
deliberately seized my bat and my only
inexpressibles and walked down stairs.
Physicians say that two excitements can't
exist at the same time in one system. Ex
ternal circumstances drove away, almost,
immediately, ihe confusion of my brain.
I rose and looked out of the window. The
snow was descending as I drummed on ihe
pane. What was I to do? An unhappy
sans culottes in a strange city ; no money,
and slightly inebriated.
A thought struck me. I had a large fall
cloak, which, with all my other appoint
ments, save those he took, tbe landlord had
spared. I dressed immediately, drew on
my boots over m fair drawers, not unlike
small clothes ; put on my cravat, vest and
coat, laid a travelling cap from my trunk
jauntily over my forehead, and flinging my
fine long mantle gracefully about me, made
my way through the ball into the street.
- Attracted by the shining lamps of the
portico of a new hotel, a few squares from
my first lodgings, 1 entered, recorded some
name on the books and bespoke a bed.
Everything was fresh and neat, every ser
vant attentive, all augured well. 1 kept
myself closely cloaked, puffed a cigar and
retired to bed to mature my plot.
"Waiter, jast brush my clothes well, my
fine fellow," said 1, in the morning, as he
entered my room; "mind the pantaloons;
don't spill anything from the pockets there
is money in both."
I don't see no pantaloons."
"The devil yon don't. Where are they?"
"Cac't tell, I'm sure ; 1 don't know, s'elp
me God!" '
Go down, sir, and tell your roaster to
come here immediately."
The publican was with me in a moment.
I bad risen and worked my face before the
mirror into a fiendish look of passion.
"Landlord!" exclaimed I, with a fierce
gesture, (1 have been robbed in your house
robbed, sir robbed ! my pantaloons and
purse containing three fifty dollar notes, are
gone ! This is a pretty hotel. Is this tbe
way yon fulfill tbe injunctions of Scripture ?
I am a stranger and bave been taken in
with a vengeance. I will expoee you at
once if I am not recompensed."
"Pray keep you temper," replied , the
publican.' "I bave just opened this house,
and it is getting a good run ; would you
ruin its reputation by an accident? I will
find out the villain who robbed you, and I
will send' for a tailor to measure yon for
your missing garments. ; Your money shall
be refunded. Doyen see that yoor anger
is useless ?"',
"My dear sir," I replied, "I thank you
for your kindness I do cot mean to re
preach yon. If those trowsers can be done
to-day, I shall be satisfied; time is more
precious than money. Yon may keep the
others if yon find them, and in exchange
for tbe one hundred and fitly dollars which
yon give me, tbe contents are yours."
The next evening, with new inexpressi
bles, and one hundred and forty dollars in
my pocket, I called upon my guardian in
Philadelphia for sixty dollars.' He gave ii
with a lecture on collegiate dissipation that
I shall not soon forget. ,1 enclosed the
money back to ray honorable landlord by
the first post, settled my other bill at old
Crnstj's, tbe first publican, and il my
tiunk by mail.
Jet It is now about two years since this
little word has become quite prominently
associated in the popular mind with the fe
male toilet. One can indeed hardly peruse
an article on the fashions of the day without
meeting it at least half a dozen times, and
every lady out shopping seems in quest of
iet buttons, bracelets, brooches, pins, &c.
But when we aek what this jet really is,!
whence it comes, who invented it, few are
able to give a satisfactory reply. It may
therefore not be amiss lb explain here the
nature of this importaut aud popular arti
cle Jet, be it known, is a natural, not an arti
ficial substance. Externally it ranks next to
lava or polished coal, being in fact a spe
cies of earth coal, nearly related to the j
brown, although some naturalists proneunce
it to be hardened pitch. It burns very redi
ly, gives out a greenish flame, and diffuses
a resinous odor or combustion. Extremely
fragile and brittle,! I weighs somewhat heav
ier than water, and is found in France and
Spain in the lower, and in England in the
upper strata of the Jura formation, usually
between or in the immediate vicinity of
brown coal deposits. The substance is
brought to the surface in large blocks,
whose handling is very difficult on aocount
of its brittleness. The blocks are carefully
sawed into pieces approaching in size pret
ty closely the objects for which Ihey are to
be used. By means of a finely pointed steel
the outline of the shape into which the
piece is to be carded is then traced on the
surface, and the work proceeds to comple
tion with knife and chisel, like any ordinary
wood carving. Last of all comes the pol
ishing process, by which the substance, or
iginally of a brownish color, receives tbe
bright black lustre that has rendered it so
very popular with tbe ladies as an article of
But as, according to Solomon, there is
nothing new under the pun, so jet ip nov
elty. It was known to the ancients, who
used it for the lame purposes as ourselves.
Jet ornaments have frequently been discov
ered in Roman and in ancient British tombs.
Among the articles lately exhumed in Pom
peii were brooches, bracelets and chains of
jet, so artistically wrought as to defy mod
ern imitation. England has since remote
limes been the chief depositary of jet, and
manufactures of the article flourished in that
country long ago. In the days of Queen
Elizabeth the town of Wbitely had already
established quite a reputation for the extent
of its jet manufactures. In a manuscript
dated 1730, entitled : "The Journey of a
Portuguese Merchant, Don Manuel Gonz
ales, in Great Britain," the author speaks of
a j at being found in Yorkshire. In the
course of the last century the nse of the
substance for ornaments appears to have
rapidly declined, and it was left to tbe cap
ricious humor of fashion to raise its reputa
tion once more in popular esteem.
The manufacture of jet is of no 6mall im
portance to the places that have engaged in
it as a regular branch of industry. The
town of Whitely continues of considerable
note to the present day, and exported last
year over 30,000 sterling worth of jet or
naments. Its manufacturers got op an exhi
bition last fall, when the beauty, variety, and
finish of tbe articles exhibited received en
thusiastic praise lrora artistic and industrial
sources. Io Oviedo, in the Spanish prov
ince of Asturia, jet is also manufactured, but '
its prodocts do not appear to command such
high prices as the English.
What Ex Rebel Generals are Doing.
The New Orleans Picayune says: One of
the distinguished Major Generals in the con
federate service of this State is, we learn,
about to take charge of the construction and
repair of the wharves for one of the con
tractors with the city. Two brigadiers
have already secured places in the Com
mercial Expret.8 Company. One brigadier
is prosperously engaged in the business of
boss drayman. There are other Generals
who are spoken of as civil engineers on our
railroads. All most every e'ore has a colonel
or a major. There are three distinguished
colonels extensively engaged in the auction
business. Ooe colonel who has heretofore
directed big guns with skill and heroism in
some of the fiercest battles of tbe war, is
now selling bale ropeand bagging; anothert
one of StonewallJackson'sfavorite regimental
commanders, is pressing cotton.
The Honey Moon. Why is the first
month after marriage called the "honey
moon?" Doubtless on account of the sweet
lunacy which controls the heads of the par
ties during that brief and delightful period.
What a pity that thejf should ever get quite
rational again! that sentimentality 6hould
give place to sentiment, sentiment to sense,
love yield to logic, and fiction to fact, till
the happy pair are reduced from the Eden
of romance to tbe Sahara of reality from
Heaven to earth and perhaps a peg lower!
Strange as it may seem, there bave been
couples who have quarrelled in the first
month of matrimony, and have got back to
their astonished parents before tbe good
.mother had fairly done weeping, (and re
joicing loo) at ter daughter s departure.
Their "honey mooa" soured at the fall of
her horn, and became a, moon of vinegar,
instead. "A bad omen thatl There was
much sense and propriety in the lext which
the ancient clergyman chose for a wedding
sermon.: It was taken; from the Psalms of
David, and read tans: "And let there U
peace vhil the moon endurclk." -
A clergyman said in a recent sermon that
the path of rectitude had been travelled so
little of late years it had 'completely run lo
An Applicable Extract.
Jude Marshal in his life of Washington, '
Second volume, gives expression to senti- their lot a hard one. Unlike most city
ments, and states facts, that have a direct youths, they are compelled to perform dai
applicability to the present time. He says, ( ly toil. They cannol see and hear as much
in speaking of ihe horrid massacre of the . as their city cousins. They do nol dress
whiteg in St. Domingo, which took place in ! in as fine clothes; cannot treat and: be
1794, after emancipation had been decreed: I treated al the popular 6aloons, or visit the
- "Early and bitter fruits of that malignant
philosphy which disregarding the actual
stste of the world, and estimating at nothing
the miseries of a vast portion of the human
race, can cooly and deliberately pursue
through oceans of blood, abstract system for
Ihe attainment of some fancied, untried
good, were gathered in the French West
Indies. Instead of proceeding in the cor
rection of any abuses which might exist by
those slow and cautious steps which grad
ually introduce reform without ruin, which
may prepare and fit society for that better
state of things designed for it, and which,
by not attempting impossibilities, may en
large the circle "of hapiness. The revolu
tionists of France pursued the cruel and
wicked project of spreading their doctrines
equality among persons and between dis
tinctions and prejudices which exist, to be
subdued only by the grave. Tbe rage
excited by the pursuit of this visionary an I
baneful theory, after many threatning symp
toms, burst forth on the 23d of August, 1794,
with a fury alike destructive and general
In one night a preconcerted insurrection
of the blacks took place in the colony of St.
Domingo: and the white inhabitants of the
country, while sleeping in their beds, were
involved in one indiscriminate slaughter,
from which neither age or sex could afford
an exception. Only a few females, reserved
for afate mors cruel than death, were spared;
and not many were fortunate enough to
escape into the fortified citie.
in the time of Augustus Caesar there were
two persons living in Rome called Idusio
and Secudila, each of whom exceeded ten
feet in Light. Their bodies, after death,
were kept and preserved as miracles or cn
riosity in a sepulchre wi'hin the Snllestain
gardens. Pliny names a certain Gabara,
who in the days af Claudius was broujht
out of Arabia; and says he was nine feet
nine inches hiah. The Emperor Maximin,
originally a Thracian peasant, measured
eight feet and a half. His . wife's bracelets
served him as rings. His voracity was
such that be consumed forty pounds of
flesh daily, and drank IS bottles of wine
His strength was proportionable to his
gigantic shape. He could draw a loaded
wagon without help, and with a blow of
his fistoftimes broke the teeth in a hoaries
month. He also crushed the hardest stones
between bis fingers; and cleft trees with his
hands. Pliny alio speaks of Polydemas, a
celebrated athlete, who exceede all men of
his day in stature and in strength. In Moent
Olympus be killed a lion with his fist, being
unprovided with any other arms. He could
stop a chariot with his hand in its most
rapid course. Once he singled out the lar
gest and fiercest bull from a herd took hold
of him by one of bis hind feet, and notwith
standing his struggles to escape, held him
with such strength that bis hoof remained
in his hand.
How to Treat Fkozen Limb. The juices
of the fleshy tissues, when frozen in their
minute cells, at once become in each of
these inclosures crystals, having a large
number of angles and sharp points, and
hence, robbing tbe flesh causes tbem to cut
or tear their way through the tissues, so that
when il is thawed the structure of the mus
cles is more or less destroyed. The proper !
mode of treatment is this: When any part j
of the body is frozen, it should be kept!
perfectly quiet until it is thawed out. which
should be done as promptly as possible.
As freezing lakes place from the surface in
wardly, so the thawing should be in the
reverse order, from the inside outwardly
The thawing out of a portion of the fleshes,
without, at tbe same lime putting the blood
from the heart into circulation through it,
produces mortification ; bul by keeping the
more external parts still congealed nntil the
internal heat and the external blood gradu
ally soften the more interior parts, and pro
duce circulation of the blood, as fast as the
thawing takes place, most of the dangers
are obviated. If the snow which is applied
is colder than ihe frozen flesh, it will fur
ther extract tbe heat, and freeze it worse
than before ; but if the snow is of the same
temperature, it will keep the flesh from!
thawing until the rest of-the body shall
have effected it, thus preventing gangrene.
Wa!er, in which snow or ice has been plac
ed, so as to keep its temperature at thirty -
two degrees Fahrenheit, is probably better
The following are among the notices pnt
up at a petroleum town in Western Penn
sylvania: "No talking wiih the chamber
maid" "Fare as high as any other bouse"
"Not responsible for boots left in the ball."
"No sardines admitted." - -
. Every man, no matter bow lowly he may
appear to himself, might endeavor to pro
duce something for the benefit or nse of
society ; remembering, that an insect fur
nishes by its labor material wherewith to
form the regal robes of kings. - - -
Secretary Seward calls John Erown-"a
martyr in tbe cause of human nature.'-
President Johnson calls John Brown"a mur
derer, a robber, a thief and a traitor." A
house divided against itself must fait.
Tbe sons of farmers commonly think
costly gambling resorts which abound in
every city. Some ol them feel that their
lot is indeed a hard one, and their highest
ambition is to go to the city and see "all
the sights." v
Bui let us talk to our farmers' boys. You
are in the right place. Yon are learning '
habits of industry and frugality. By your
daily toil you are acquiring a sound con
stitution a most important matter; and
this is one of the reasons most of our great
men have come from farmers' boys. They
have grown up robust, with constitutions,
that could endure a great amount of mental
labor, which youths from ihe city with.weak
and feeble frames, could not stand.
If you cannot see as much as city youths,
neither are you exposed lo the vices and
temptations of city life, which prove tbe
destruction of nearly all who are raised in
You are on the right track go ahead. Re
solve to form no bad habits. Indulge in no
intoxicating drinks; if you form a love for'
(hem it is almost impossible to subdue it.
Do not acquire the habit of smoking or
chewing tobacco or taking snuff. Read
good books; lei no opportunity for im
provement pass away neglected, and you
will grow up useful and intelligent men.
An Irish Woman in Kansas.
A letter from Wyandjtte relates a remark
able instance of success under difficulties as
follows. - -
"In 1860, an Irish woman a widow
whose only means consisted of four hundred
dollar in money, some half dozen children,
took one hundred and sixty acres of Govern
ment land. .
Since then she hak increased this, by the
assistance of her children and -now owns
1,200 acres, all paid for. This year she sold
ber buter for S900 She has recently sold
the balance of ber last year's corn crop,
1.200 bushels, for 52,50 a boshel, which is
S3'l00. Last week she sold 22 bead of oxen
for 575 each, for 21,650. So that ihe pro
duce of the farm, over and above keeping
the family, had been over S6.0C0. She has
now on hand 160 head ol catile of all sizes,
far 28 of mhich she refused $50 each. She
has 20 firkins of butter in the cellar, which
averages 120 lbs. each, and which she says
she will get 75 cents per pound, by taking
il to some of the posts higher op. She has,
also, hogs ia abundance, end 65 acres of
growing corn, aud which will produce 80
bushels to the acre."
Now this seams like exageration, bnt it is
rraetieal Jokes Played by a Horse. .
Though many curious tricks and mischiev
ous but harmless capers bave been played
by horses within our knowledge, yet it is
hard to give credit to the foliowing anec
dote from an English paper:
There was, some years ago, a very fine
horse in the posession of Henry Meox & Co.,
the eminent brewers. It was used as a dray
horse, but was so tractable that he was left
sometimes without restraint, to walk abont
the yard and return to ihe stable, according
to his fancy. In tbe yard, there were also
a few pigs of peculiar breed, fed on grain
and corn, and to these pigs the horse had
evidently an insuperable objection. There
was a deep trough in the yard, holding
water for the horses, where this horse went
often, taking his mouth full of corn. When '
' he reached the trough, he let the corn fall
near it on the ground, and when the young
swine approached it (for the old ones kept
aloof) be would suddenly seize one of thena
I by lhe ,ai, PP niBa int0 the 'nh, and
then caper about the yard, seeming deligh
ted with the frolic. Tbe noise of the pig
soon brought the men to his assistence,who
knew from experience what was the matter
while the horse indulged in all sorts of an
tics to sbow glee, and then returned quietly
to bis stable.
A Chicago joker contributes the following
to the Drawer. We hope it is not a sam
ple of Chicago husbands :
There lived on S Street, Chicago, a
hard-working man, who always attended
to business befors pleasure. In this be
was right. One day his wife waa taken
sick and the next day she died. The hus-
! band kept at his work as usual, and after
the funeral he returned to his labors.
"How is this?" asked one of bib neigh
bors, "Can't yon stop to mourn a little ?"
"No, sir," was the reply. "Business be
fore pleasure." "
And the old fellow retnrneJ to his bench.
A Hearty Welcome. A woman who
had cot seen her husband lor three long
years, caught sight of him in the ranks of
of one of the returning regiments, in Port
land, last week, as it was marching through
the streets. Affection got. the better of
strict -decoram and the overjoyed woman
rushed to the ranks, embraced ber husband,
and marched along by his side amid the
cheers of the spectators. Though not accor
ding to etiquette this was undoubtedly more
satisfactory - lo tbe returning hero than to
bave found her wedded to another man, at
many a poor soldier boy has done.