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THE COSSTli'VTIO THI CXION A5D THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, EENNA-, NOVEMBER 26, 1S73.
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ltlaeedarkt" atraaald, - h
Aad kld tbe Uap, wltk h wb!ti h.ud
n i.'-k ...... v.- v-..
IU I(tUtU. MT1UUI MS' .
Aad oa bar lily CM.
"Wltk oak eurprHlaf fT ' '
tt fell apoa a bit of also , , ,
Aad lattice, a'ar ker kui' . ..
I'poa k mea-bad at k tbroal, . , . t
k4 aU arof waa aa
Tkf aboaa tba laap'a aoft Rfbt
A f lowla plctai la a fraaw, 1
ftjfaklkl44, J. -. ,.,
1 tarsea to look a aoaArad ilaa- . t . .
I oallal. and aba laafbod back : "Tkf can !
B carafal bow wm !"
0 aUu I" I thoaat, 1. lUrk ,
Tba world Biay'cTer be
oararar 4ar or eol ret atlU ' '
' nwtnkebrlfataeaxthM!' ' ' " '
Aa4 tkk lima back (hn(b tki!aik,:. .. ,
To kUa ker oace agala ; .
For ndd 7 yjumil mif keart,
. ttexMtar krnkeaia.- " n T '. i
Little Iho-ke. .
Ib a aaw
poem vf the aatbor or Balot Abe aaa
Wive., lately pablishM ik 14b4od-
mttirt tbo follow lag rreUr llnlo pictare
' ' "Dlnplei, 4JlaV.', twoatr.
Koay-facol aaa .Wid of hob.
Wanned wlla uo'.bex-wU la rlea'7.
Prndant, mmleot, aprj fat prim,
' 3Utl a-loved aad Iriaaly bootad.'
Tooklaf atea aad aaeiliaf aweat ;
B.U ooManoa, aabdmlkg beaatjr
Ta a acker oiaa of daty. - , "
'. Ckaale aa Dlaa, plaiap aa BW, t V
Sachet gum. aa Ctiia Pfearba," - 4
tMiiseolln ii v.
It i evident th Hpnrgooa hs lout
much of the physical vigor wluah he
once bad. lie leans ol truer ana more
heavily on his desk, his manner is more
hesitating his Tcrite More Uw"Bll.'n-
veraationaJ. increasing weakness Has
not, however,' tyuciitjd any GbiQ p jhia
inuweci,aa4, ir, anq,r inae v
severe taste ins Hiwer. tone and 'nope
soienub tnanaer are sn . improvement on.
Lis former style.'. Me bUU tiokis toe
crowd as no man in xndon has held it
in recent times, and as a natural eonse-
anence' bo m -overworked. Qmte re-
oently he had among his hearers the
negub jiRile enorua rrpm America, wno
sang some-of their hymns to him in his
ante-room after the sermon. . A crowd
of visitors, some from America, came to
shake hands with him, and he greeted
them cordially, remarking that he re
gretted that he had so little time to talk
to them, bat hoped they would have
plenty of time in heaven. A rather odd,
incident ; jant before the services, two
distinguished Americans one a former
official and intimate fnend ol the late
Daniel Webster had been shown into
a pew. . Presently the pew opener came
and requested that they would take a
seat just behind, as "a distinguished
gentleman and lady Lad to be placed in
the pew they occupied." The two
Americans t onee . complied, aad be
held the gentleman and lady escorted
to the vacated seats botn clack.
Mr. -Spurgflofc is oreLIed,''itlf' hi
following, which, if not true.' is fc
trovato. He is said to have been taken
to task by some Sabbatarian since be
hus found it necessary to employ a
broneham to take him to church.
But." he nreed, "I onlv sit still in
the carriage I don't work." ; J .
'Ah. yes, sir,"- said the other 'Tanl
year coachman think of him !"
"Oh, be is a Jew, and keeps the sev
enth day Sabbath !" ,
"But your horse V ' ,
0h, said Spurgeon, getting a little
imoauent. he is a Jew. too I .
This reminds me of another little
story going the rounds concerning one
, of our broad churcn clergymen, wno,
(taring recently on an excursion in Boot
laird, wma fenementiy remucea try nif
Indiana-for taking' a avaik OS 6afD4a
afternoon. .The clergyman said that he
ooum Hot see the harm, and said ; ' -
"Ton know that we read that our
Iiord himself walked with his disciples
in the fields on the Sabbath day'
Ay,"3aid the. old lady, I ken it,
an' I neer thocht any the better o Him
for it, neither f Pret. ' ' 1
Life in India.
The nsual routine of European life in
India lis to,, rise at "gun-fire" five
o'clvck), go out f"r an airing in boat or
palanquin for two full hours, bathe and
dress at eight, take breakfast' at nine,
lunch at one, and siesta from two to
four, when, everybody retires, . and,
whether one vifihes to. sleep or not, he
is secure from interruption, and has the
full benefit of being "en dishabile" for
the two most oppressive hoars of the
day. - At four the second bath is taken ;
at five all go out in full drabs in open
carriages, and . after a rapid drive over
some of .the public thorough-fares, the
horses are walked slowly up tod down
the esplanade, where all the fashionable
world assemble at this hour to see and
be seen, and exchange passing courte
sies or comments. At half past six "the
coarse" -is deserted, and brilliantly
lighted dining-rooms are thronged with
guests earer to test the quality of the
rich and varied delicacies of which an
Oriental dinner consints. This is the
principal meal of the day, and,- oceapy
ing often two or three hours ; it is made
not merely an epicurean feast, bnt also
an intellectual . and social., banquet.
Strong coffee, served In the tiniest of
porcelain cups, follows the guests on
their return to the drawing-rooms, and
music,' conVersation, reading and com
pany fill rrp tb hours till midnight,
when the. - fyad bath is, taken .imme
diately before retiring'. Lippineoti'i
Haurdi-Cravs. The . A'ight Troeea
'Carnival culminates at night, after
Rex an3 the "day -procession have re
tired. Thousands of people assemble
in dense lines along the streets included
in the published route of march ; Canal
atreet is brilliant with illumination, and
swarms of humanity occupy every porch,
balcony, house-top, pedestal, carriage
and mule-car. - Then comes the train of
Comas, who appears only at night ; and
torch bearers, disguised in outre masks,
light up the way. At the last Carnival,
one hundred figures represented "The
Missing Links in Darwin's Origin of the
8pecies.n After the round through the
great city is completed the torch light
on the sky dies away, and the Erewe
betake themselves to the Varieties The
atre, and present tableaux before the
ball opens. Scribnrr'$ Monthly.
- In the summer of 18C7. after a pro
longed coarse of Russian, steppes, Cri
mean bill-sides, Moscow churches, St.
Petersburg boulevards, Finnish lakes,
and Swedish forests, I found mystvlf at
Berlin, and daring the first week of
my stay was busy from dawn to dunk
in exhausting, with the wvstematie in
dustry of the genuine British tourist.
the "sights" of that methodical eity,
which Mr." Murray's "Koran," in red
binding, politely defines as "sn oasis
of brick amid a Sahara of dust," and in
studying all the minnti of that pipe -
clayed civilization which appears to
advance, like the national army, in time
to the music of the "Pass de Charge."
Just as my lionizing fever waa be -
ginning to abate, a slight service, ren -
uered in a pouring wet day in the park,
oroagn me into closer relations will a
it-looking elderly German, who
had f reauentlv crossed mv rambles, and
more than once halted to exchange a few
words with me in the frank, open-hearted
fashion of the hospitable Teutonic race.
Our acquaintance, however, was still in
embryo, when, on the day of which I
, KOWISCE OF- A N
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am speaking, the old man, having taken ! midst of that finest domestic group of
shelter under - a thinly foliaged tree, j the great German art int. The hearty
was In a fair way to be thoroughly ' old landlord of the Golden Lion, and
drenched, I Came to the rescue with my j his "klnge verstandige Hausfrau" were
umbrella. Observing that he had got ; before' me to the life ; the blue-eyed
wet thrbngV before gaining -;his: m.fMadielu;rv who loaded my piste with
promptn refuge, I insisted upon taking ' tes-vakes, might, with. Um addition of
him to my lodgings (which were close 1 a little dignity, have made a very pas
at hand), and drying him thoroughly ' sable Dorothea while i "brother Wil
before I let him go ; his own residence, helm," had1 he beeu there, would have
as I found on inquiry, being at ft coa-' represented my ideal Hermann quite
siderable distance. The Old man's grati-! fairly. Nor was the "friendly cbst"
tude knew no bounds, and next morninft ' wanting to oomplote t!ie pictnre. The
he reappeared with a hospitable smile
noon his broad face, announcing that j a new lirteher, launched into countless U nxst came over : but he waj inot very
he has told "his folk" of mv kindness .siories of his soldier son. who, young!" rich himself, and nobody could blame
to him, that hir "Hausfrau" and hia ; as he was, had already smelt powder on nim for o helping us when he had his
"kleine Grttcben" wished to thauk me i more thaa ono hard fought Add, during : own family to think of. ..However, 1 to
themselves ; that, in short, I must come the firrt short fever of the seven weeks n0 d?n He came.to ?r .la perfect
and eat tea-cakes with them that very j war. Fran LisSeth, who was an actual S?d meaning- to give the best
evening, an J smokea Gennsu pipe after- mine of those qtaint old Wnds which P" .ne",wm,a Ior h h bonSht
wardd, which Herr Holzmann, in com-! ate nowhere more perfect than in Gar- ;-'". ln Je cttme 8nJ nrst thing
mon with the majority of his country-! many, poured forth a series of tales that caught his eye was the old bureau,
man ..flu. ,m. lf. hnn.iiUl.M, u-ruiUk.n m tli fnrtlinn of , Which BtOOd in a COmer-Ol the IDOm.
foliritv " - Tn rr1r wnM tti'mvlf
against any evasion, be added, with a
resolute air, that, as I might possibly
lose my wav, he would, come and fetch
Punctual as death or a collector of
water-rates, 'Herr Jleinrich Holzmann
presented himself at the time appointed,
and marched me off in trfumph to a
nn thm nrnitliw-m nlft a M tha tnrnW' with
dmrtt Jr' TKo fro.-l
den was of the inwb!e German type ; j battered Kertch and ruined Sevastopol
the same trim little flbwer-beds.accnrate Olessa.terea.fnnitiiig boule
asregunenU on parade; the same broad d. nd sacked Kiev, with her dim-
gravel walk, hud out with mathematical
regularity ; thesame trellis-work t-' iZ
merrhouse feewoooed with creewra at . aw. tQ"nieniU oeauijoi queenij Wa. iiiu
tha inrtli.r ct.,1 in,l tha soma sm.ll
table in the centre of it. are mounted
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vj u curputeufc u?&pui vi iruij uummic
proportions, presjfled- over in this case
by two female figures, "who, on our
approach, oome forward, to greet us, and
are Introduced to me by tny -host as bis
wile and dauguter.
Fran Hnlimann for m her hiitlinn.!
calls heiLliiiwheniiaabuiora motherlv
acUve-looking woman, apparently about
fiftvvearanf am. with tfaMt anno-rirMuUiOItcn Ol Jfran titSOttn 8 lnexnsusllble I
expression (suggestive of hot tea-cakes tea-cakes ; I had presented Fran lei n
and well-aired sheets) characteristio of Margarethe, on the morning of her mgh
the well-to-do German matron : but a i teenth birthday,- with a pair of Russian
close fAseWermay detect on that broad ,
smoeth' forehead, tn- these ronndr rtsy
of foTmer trials and nSewnd.
ohftii thA faint hut im a ih a imnrMa
tnrongn uie nngoi ner voice, iuu and ; T '"JTZi ;7.VT?-.i 1
cheery though it rs, runs an undertone : the ltless divinity of the scythe and :
of melancholy that would seem to tell 'P VJlZ t lZS '!
of a time in the far distant past when " man, at length, pat a period to my
such sadness -wai'qnly oo: habitual ty nBerhn ; and one evening, a few
ThedaugbteMargaetherGretchen1davsW.my ?iTrtaw'..I reminded ,
as her parenta call ber who may be
abont eiarhtAAii. in nnfl of thos?- nluran.
and treadeolored hair, who never -
appear without a miniature of Schiller j
on their neck, and a oaner of prunes in
their pocket, and who, after flowing on j
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for a whoe evening in a slow, steady, !
canal-like current of sentiment, will sap
npon sucking pig and apricot jam with j
an appetite of which IMndo, the oyster
eater, might have been justly proud.
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Both: welooraetue with .true German . it came -td. worse; uutil I thought some
cordiality, and overwhelm me with ! thing shouli .really be done to put
thanks for my courtesy to the head of j matters to rights. -Now just about this
the family, reproaching him at the same time all manner of stories were begin
time for bringing me in before they have j ning to go afbont of. the high wages paid
completed their preparations, and made j to foreign workmen in .Unssia, and the
everything comfortable fox me ; to give heaps of money that sundry Germans
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Heinrioh marches me into a trim little !
dining-room opening noon the garden, j
and thrusts-me into an easy chair and a 1
pair of easy slippers, while I take . .hasty
Barvev of the chamber into wlucn 1 Have 1
h.n thns sn.LVnlv ushered. !
It is one of those snug, cosey little !
rooms, spotless in cleanliness and fault- i
less in comfort, imm ertaliaed by Tash-1
ington Irving in his description of the
Lhitch settlements in orth America. ;
The floor is polislied like a niirror; the !
tasteful green and white paper (which
looks delightfully fresh ' this sultry
weather) seems as fresh as the day it
was put on; wuile the broad, well-
stuffed sofa, which takt-s np nearly one
whole side of the room, seems just made
for the brawny beam-ends of some portly
Hdimtn imperii evr thA Mat1M mllv.
pooly limbs of his half-dozen big babies, j
. " a a.al
Goethe and ;Schiller. hangn a starfng. i
highly colored medley of fire, smoke,
blue and white uniforms, rearing noraes
and overturned cannon, which some
crabbed Ten tenie letters becaatk it pro
claim to be "Die Schlacht bei Koenig
gartz, 3 Job, 1966;" while facing it
from above the sofa is a rather neatly
done water-color likeness of chubby,
fair-haired lad, in an infantry uniform,
whom I rightly guess to be my host's
dlei spn Wiht4m (a fcpi'ol J. word
in his father s mouth), now on garrison
duty at Spaadao. -!T - .- -- .- .
But the object which especially atf
traces my attention is a tall, grim bureau
of nark takjin the f dztberornet beyond
the fire-place, decorated with those
quaint - eld German carvings, which
carry one back to the streets of Nurem
berg and the bonse bf Albrecht Dnrer.
There stand Adam and Eve, in all their
untrammelled ' freedom, shonlder to
shoulder, like officers in the centre of a
hollow square, with all the beasts of
the earth formed in close order around
then, ana the tree til knowledge stand
ing nplike a sign-post in the rear. There
the huge, frame of Goliatht smitten by
the fatal stone, reels over bke a falling
tower, threatening to crush into powder
the swarm oi aimuruuve x iuusiines,
who hop about in the background. .There
appear the cnosen twelve, wno jaces
curiously individualized, in spite of all
the roughness of the carving, and pass
ing through every gradation, from the
soft, womanly features of the beloved
disciples to the bearded, low-bred ruf
fianly visage of him "which also was the
traitor." . And there the prosecutor
Saul, not yet transformed into Panl the
Apostle (sheathed in steel from top to
toe, armed with a sabre thai might have
stilted Bluebeard himself, and attended
by a . squadron of troopers armed, cap-a-pie),
rides at full gallop past the gate
of naniaxms oa hid errand of destruc
tion. ,:,,,. .. , ,. ,; ,..
--- "The bnrean mnst be a very old one,"
remarked I, tentatively. "-
"It is, indeed ; bt ihaf not why we
value it." answers the old man, with
kindling eyes. "That bnrean is the
most precions thing we have t and there
I is a storv attached to it which will never
j be forgo'tten in our family, 111 answer
! for it. . IT1 tell yon the slory one of
! these days, bnt not' to-night, for we
' mustn't spoil our pleasant evening by
any sad recollections... And .here, in
f good time, comes. , Lieschen to tell as
that tea'a ready." , i -. .- :
J ". I will not tantalize rev readers with a
! catalogue of the- good, cheer whioh
, heaped the table ; suffice it to say, the
meal w one that would have tempted
the most "notorious evil liver" that ever
returned incurable from Calcutta, and
seasoned with a heartiness of welcome
which' would have made far poorer fare
acceptable. Fresh from reminiscences
of "Hermann and Dorothea, ' I could
almost have imagined myself in the
' old man. warminor with the presence of
I .nV Tlirixt.maa Xnmlir" l'n Britain r
I while the young lady, though rather
J shy at Urst, bhook ciher baahf illness
! by degrees, and asked a thousand ques
tions roBTeoung-- tne etraage regions
which I had recently quitted ; the sandy
wastes of the Volga, and the voiceless
soUtadee of the Don relics of former
o,'ll mum U, UV VkX . 1- . 4 Ul U. V. 1 j
hpa.limr flnuant, , A-ri .1 .flrimMH 1
caverns tenanted. Jiy Tartar peasants
tiaouiuu nun uuciu ui 6uuai
vuuiiu. ik wq .ma iu mo o-ouiuk; i
oeiore l neparted, wnicn a was not
1 ftllAarAtfl tnjln withont nmmiunv nnm
allowed to do without promising onoe t
, .- . rj .
nd 2aln not long" of roturmng.
j And 1 kept my word ; ' for the quiet
, hnppiness of this little circle, so simple
' and so open-hearted,-was a real treat to
a restless gad- sdotk nxe my sen. ueiore
the month was at an end I had strolled
I around the tewn with Herr
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ear-drops, accompanying my gift (as
any one in my place might well have I
uuiwi ur iuiuiuif kibs uu uvui
j iieiT neiunca oi nin promise vo ru ma
the history of the old bureau which had
; attracted mv attention. ' The old man.
nothing loath, settled himself snugly in I
tke ample corner of the sofa, fixed his j
"pon the quaint old piece of furni- i
i. i - . , n it
anion lormeu uie memeoi uis uis- j
wtuw, auiu wu aa iuuuwb; : ,
"Yon must know then, mein Herr,
that in the vear '62 business began to i
; rather fall off with me (I was a cabinet-1
! maker, you remember), and from bad
t.. J .
Konigsberg and elsewhere were making !
in St. Petersburg and Moscow. And so
1 pondered and pondered over all these !
tales, and the plight I was in, till at last j
1 betran to tnink of eoino- and trvmu rwt'.i
ln,i as well as th Mr wi'fa .nA t i
talked it over, and settled that it should
be done ; and we were just getting ready
ia nen n'Rht a message came
teat my on unefe, Lndwig Holzmsnn
"l iiminouiii-a-ci.T3c,(.uu uau ut&eu
onenceat my marriage, and never looked
near me since), was dying, and wanted
j" iinmwiiateiy. ooaway x Tren
; m? wiio wanted to go, too, but I
""H" iiKutirr uui-.u.iwutai
J nd sure enough in about half
n lmaaa litn oraa anil a. 1 1 nil
'llin8 ?n his old withered faee, making
it look just like one of the curvings on
the old bureau, which stood at the foot
of the bed and said in a hoarse whisper,
"Heinricli, my lad, I've not forgotten
thee, although, the black oat has been
between as a bit lately. When I'm dead
thoul't have that bureau yonder ; there's
more in it than thou think'st ; and he
sank back vrith a sort of choking laugh
that twisted his face, horribly. .Those
were his last words, for after that he
ftattwiste S kiiMt tf ttrpdr nod dis4 h
same night. ."
VWben his property earns to be divi
ded, every one was surprised, for they
bad all thought him inacb.,iiclier. I
got the bureau, ju&t as he said ; and,
remembering hut words aboat.it, we
ransacked all the drawers from end to
end, but found nothing except two or
three old letters snd a roll of tobacco ;
so we made np onr minds that he must
have either been wandering a little, or
else that God; forgive him he bad
wanted to play us one more trick before
he died. . in a few weeks more all was
ready for our going, and away we went'
to St. Petersburg.- : ,
"When we got there, we found it not
at all such a land of promise as the
stories made it out ; but still there were
good wages for those who could work ;
and for the first year or two we got on
well enough. But after s time in came
a lot of French fellows, with new-fangled
tricks of carving that pleased the Baav
siaa gentry more than onr plain German
fashions ; and trade began to get slack
and money to run short, - Ah I - mem
Hen, may yon never feel what it is to
find yourself sinking lower and tower,
work as hard as yon lute, and one trouble
coming oil yon after another,till it seems
as if God had, forgotten you." . . . ; , -. .. ,.
T. he old hero's voice quivered with
emotion, and an'nnwontea tremor dis
turbed the placid - countenance of bis
wife, while even the sonny face of the
little r raulein looked strangely sad.
. "Well, neiii Heir, we straggled on u
this way lor- two year longer, hoping
always that our luck would turn, and
patting the besl face- we could on it ;
though, many a time when the children
earne -to ask .ma why I , never brought
them pretty things now, as I used to do
at home, 1 could almost have sat down
and cried. At last the time came when
we ;ooold stand against it ,no longer.
There was a money-lender close by us.
from whom we had borrowed at higher
interest thaa we could, afford, who was
harder, upon us than any one (may it
not be laid to his charge hereafter D,
and be, when he saw that we were get
ting behind in our pavmeaU,8eized our
furniture, and announced a side of it by
suction. I remember the night before
the' ak as if it were yesterday, t My
boy WUhelm was very ill just then, and
no one knew whether he would live or
die ; and when my wife and I sat by his
bed that night, and looked at each other
and thought of what was to come, I
really thought my heart would have
b rosea.- , Ah 1 nry Laabeth, we have
indeed been in trouble together." ,
As he ottered the last words the old
man clasped fervently the broad, brown
hand of hie wife, who returned the pres
sure with- interest, and. afttr a slight
i pause, he resumed thus :
"On the morning of the sale a good
many people assembled, and among the
I rest came the district inspector of police.
He was a kind man in his way, and had
M eerai lime- loos to ao wnen
1 It Seemed to take ,hi fancy, and he
went across to have a nearer view of it.
He began trying the grain of the wood
r drawing- nis nail across one part, rap
puis another with his knnckl
onc? 1 8aw BloP B.norV Ben ?18
j he down' as . if betening. ;and give
fnother rap against the back of the
uis lace iignied np suaueniy.
iiir- lu uiiu. Au 1UU tuuw Hiietiier nun
bureau bas" a secret spring anywue'rel
about? asked be, for the back seems
to be hollow." I said I had never no
ticed anvtlmur of .the sort son indeed.
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inspector, wno nad plenty oi practice in
such work since he entered the police.
discovered a little iron ' prong, almost
like a rusty nail, sticking np from one
of the. carved figures. He pressed it.
i and instantly ' the whole top of the
bureau flew np like the lid-', of a box,
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I .c ri uacicM ui uuia-uum iuu
government shsre. abeut ,a dozen rou
leaux of gold Fredericks; tightly roHed
up in cotton, and' two or three jewel
cases,' 'filled ""wrta. valuable Tings and.
bracelets the whole amonnnag, as we
afterwarda- calculated, tor more than
20,000 Prussian thalers.
itn i .1
kind of miracle; and how we
th m f M j fc
w how truly he had spoken; The
inBpeclor (Qod bleM him!) refused to
f tfa e wind(l Mvin-
t jJV .ufiicienUy rewarded bf
we bad, and came back to oar own folk
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our own fatherland, never to leave
Laagheal to Death.
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"7 V"n PP '""nj
meet tra8, end": VT6 d.ner;
"..eT "unxiui gui "ie lacuiiy oi
"S people laugh. The man who
nn,uUH it hi. In Mrlnprn tmnnuihi I.
possesses it has to perform impossibili
ties, He must sustain his reputation
by keeping up the laughter, or go into
some obscure corner and cry his life
away. He never gets rich by his fanny
efforts. It takes all the money be can
earn to keep himself supplied with fuel
and food for fun. There is a -constant
f" ' lh? nurt,,al n8
9 not Pon? eTel7 fT- ottn f""
?".?'" digging coal, and went to
. . - - .ft- -
DUl gradaauy dwindled again into com
parative obscurity. He came down to
singing comio songs in public houses,
and made two or three shillings a week.
It must have been very difficult after
making a twenty-five years' laughter to
be snflieieutly funny on three tahiUings
a week. Tha thing can't be done. It
is expecting too much of human nature.
There is no fun in feeling the want of
bread. Jonn Haeiam became too weak
toeing, to say nothing of the comio
expected of him. lie
and said to a neigh-
is something to eat
no pain on me." He
died two days after at Salford, England,
and the verdict of the coroner's jury
was "Death from natural causes, ac
celerated by want of medical attendance
and the proper necessaries of life."
That is a stroke of English humor. Se
riously, it means "starved to death."
One of the jurymen was of the opinion
that "some one was to blame." Very
likely. There are many very fnrray
people who know better than anybody
else how serious life is, snd how diffi
cult it is to langh themselves. The
laughter of others becomes an intoxica
tion, and the poor humorists is often
laughed to death.
. What a glorious thing it is for the
human heart f Those who work hard
seldom yield to fancied or real sorrow.
When grief sits down, folds its bands
and mournfully feeds npon its tears,
weaving the dim shadows that a little
exertion might sweep a way into a f aneral
pall, the strong spirit is shorn of its
might and sorrow becomes onr master.
When troubles flow npon you dark and
heavy, . toil not with the waves and
wrestle not with the torrent; rather
seek by occupation to divert the dark
waters that threaten to overwhelm yon,
into a thousand channels which the
duties of life always present, -Before
yon dream of it, those waters will fer
tilize the present, and give birth to
fresh flowers that will become pure and
holy in the sunshine which penetrates
to the path bf duty in spite of every
obstacle. Grief, after all, is but a sel
fish feeling, snd most selfish is the man
who yields himself to the indulgence of
any passion which brings no joy to his
: ' Prairie squirrels are said to be very
plentiful this year in Wisconsin.
. -. -EsMlgm Jaebnaaa'a Doc ;
Ensign .Tackman was an old Vermont
fanner.-. He had rood dog, that . for
some reason bore half ot his own name,
being plain Jack ; and it would be no
reflection en the old man'a sense if we
should say that the creature knew half
as much as he did. Jackman once
owed his life to Jack ; and it all came
about by his taking him with him to
bis wood-lot, which was a good way
distant from his house. Almost every'
day daring the winter 'the farmer and
the dog went oir together, always re
turning safely with the great loads of
wood, until one afternoon, as they were
jogging homeward, the sled canted on a
atone, and the . uppermost log on the
load rolled off on the ensign's side, tak
ing him unawares, knocked him down,
and held aim there wedged in between
the runner and a hnge bowlder which
almost overhung the path: '
' As be fell -he instinctively shouted
"Whoa!" to the oxen ; and they stopped
at once, then' and there. If they had
started at aC, ' Ate'' sidling log wonld
have been precipitated upon his bead;
bnt, trained and most obedient of crea
tures, like all good oxen, they minded
what was said to tbem, and halted, with
the toppling logs fesdy to roll off at the
first movement. But, though Jhey
might stand there all the afternoon, aa
probably (key wonld, when night drew
near, they would go home. Besides,
there was no help in them,
'While this bad been happening, Jack
had been off careering about the woods,
hunting hares and starting np par
tridges, and having most delightful
time; bnt now when the ensign whistled
for him,, he came bounding back to the
sled, saw what had happened, and that
he could not get at his master, nod
started for home with the speed of a
Mother Jackinan saw him coming
down the rond. and be seemed to her to
be almost firing. His lameness did not
hinder him "then. He cleared the ground
like a deer running for his life. She
and rushed to the door ; bnt, instead
of stopping there, he shotpast and kept
straight on, by several honies and shops
to the eboemaker s. . Meanwhile shei
1 . , , . . , . l
caught up a shawl and started for the
woods, ...... . - .
' Jack nad evidently1' gone through
with some reasoning wtucl
to the conclusion that
which a woman could not help, not even '
his own mistress. Arid so he sped by j
everybody else; to the one man who had j
befriended, him. . . i ., .. ,.
He burst into the presence of the
shoemaker, pftlled at- bis shirt-sleeves,
and nan ta to -tha door whining. The.
man put qh his coat and followed. At mtrici ecniit from all who InCitt wsn-!
the groceiy store, next door, he stopped 1 ton cruelty.
long enough to tell of the dog's con-! " Te "ni"bkr to give life, aad,'
duot ; than borrowed a horse and sleigh i therefore, ought net. to take ,it from i
which stood waiting while the owner tne- Meane.at ,1,n',et without aufflcient,
was making purchases, and drove on'1.01" ' , . ' :
after Jack. . i -I H we were as faithful to onx heavenly ;
Men came oat along the road uutil ; Father as animals are to their masters, :
there was quite a party on the wav, onr UTe ould be spent quite differ
some in Sleighs and Some on. foot.; enJ'-T 1rom what they are now. :
When the old lady waa overtaken, she ltiaaaidthiitjiero.oneoXthe bloodiest
was picked np and conveyed along. i tjrants that ever lived, when young,
Jk ld th wv. Th'pre atrmrl ths waS of a Trrv cmnl dlspsition; delight-
patient oxen in thc'irtracU; they ld
not lifted so mux-h as one of their feet
inlthattime. And there lay ;ib.
wgnqnite insensible now, just where
ne nad uuien. . , . , . . .. . ,
Bloesoms oi" the Rattan 1'ree. .
We had missed the professor but a j
moment, when suddenly he reappeared, j
holdinw at arm'slantrth what aetimed in I
the dutance about a dozen brown, scaly ,
snakes a yard long, all strong together.
Simultaneously the entire company
sprang to their feet and started for a
race as this, regiment of frightful rep
tiles was thrust into their midst by the
radiant "dominie." whose 'face -was
fairly aglow , with mischief. ; "Where
did they come from? What are you
going to do witn tnem? exclaimed
everybody at onoe, turning to look at
the monsters as they lay passive .and
motionless "where ' the professor bad
thrown them; ' "Give 'them to- Saint
Patrick, to keep company with those
he drove ont of the Emerald Isle ; or
we'll have them for dinner if you pre
fer," was the laughing response. Re
assured by the non-combatant air of the
dreaded reptiles, we ventured a nearer
approach, and onr astonishment may
readily be imagined when we found not
snakes, but simply a cluster of the pen
dant blossoms of the rattan tree tArundo
bambol), one of the strangest of all the
floral products of, the tropics. .. They
hang from the tree in cluster usually
of ten or twelve, each a yard oi more in
length, looking like a soldier's aigrettes
snspended among the green leaves, or
perhaps still more like a string of chestnut-colored
scales threaded through the
centre. : Waving to and fro in the ssm
mer breeze, as 1 afterwasds saw them,
intertwined with the graceful tendrils
of the beautiful passion-flower with its
rare feathery chalice of purple and gold
and flanked on every side by ferns of
exquisite symmetry, rejecting their
dainty fringes in the dear . waters, the
tout ensemble is one of radiant loveli
ness, seemingly too fair to be hidden
away among lonely jungles. Llppin
Tbe Railroad over the Andes.
The present age is mighty in stupen
dous works ! Tears hence, with the his
tory of civilization before them, onr
posterity will believe that the coming
ot the nineteenth century was the be
ginning of the practical age. The steam
boat, the railroad, the telegraph, the
opening of the Suez Canal, the tunneling
of Mount Cenis, are all followed with a
work so gigantic, so astounding, that it
is hardly to be believed, even by this
inventive and determined age. The
project to gird the Andes with the iron
band of a railway tracK, is not a new
subject for discussion. Its feasibility
has been in contemplation for years, but
the surprising and successful results
that have followed the attempt, is a
glorious and magniSoent if it is a silent
eulogium on the indomitable persistence
and ingenuity of the day.
The contract of the building of the
road between Callao and Oroya; was
signed between the Government of Pern
and Henry Meiggs, late of the United
States, bnt now the great railroad king
of South America, in the year 1369, and
the first earth was turned in Lima on
the first of January, 1870.
The price - agreed on for the comple
tion of the work was 27,600,000 sola (a
sol being about 91 cents of an American
gold dollar ;) payments were stipulated
to be mad6 as the work proceeded, and
the road was to be completed and
equipped to the Government within six
years from the date of contract. This
Mr. Meiggs is confident will be com-
pleted, and, his trust seems to be well
lonnaeo, as oniy scout two nnndrea j the female character charms which sup
more miles have to be finished.- Aa phea the plaoe of transitory fresh
excursion was made over the road, from noM -y . ..
Lima to a point within sixty miles ot i io,
Callao, the terminus ef the work then I Four counties in lows have elected wo
accomplished. I men for county school superintendent
' Mr. Oeorge - Smitfo 'writes :
collection bruotmt home, -nv tha exre-
dition confided to my charge inclndes
over 400 separate inscriptions besides
various objects of art, aomastie econ
omy, implements, dVc. The inscriptions
throw new light on th? history, politics,
astronomy, mythology, geography, and
language of ancient Assyria : but it
would be tedious to your readers to
inflict on them a 'critical and minute
examination of all these texts. 1 1 will,
thereto re. select a few as .characteristio
specimens of the collection, and I shall
commence with a text that has attracted
most attention that, . namely, which
belongs to the Delnge series. . When
last year I published translation of
the text in question, I was obbged to
.note with regret that in the first column
of the inscription there were about fif
teen lines entirely lost The lacuna
occurred at s point of high interest to
students and the world in general for
the Divine instructor of Sisit was about
to give orders for ; the -embarkation in
the ark. It is needless, therefore, to
say with what satisfaction I lighted
upon tbeweloome tablet' which fills np
this very important gap. The fragment
I found daring the expedition, belongs
to the first column of the Deluge series
of inscriptions ; It continues the speech
of the God Hes, the commencement of
whioh is on the portion of tablet already
in the Museum. ' On the fragment of
the old collection, Hea tells Siait to
warn the world, because of the wicked
ness of the people : on the portion Hea
continues by predicting the flood, and
then commands bisit as Xoliows
." 'On the coming of the flood which
aeu'i, iuou siiaii, enter into ine
! snip, and the door of the ship turn ;
thou stiait send into the midst ol it th
corn, thy furniture and goods, thy gol
! BUU urer luJ n"UB "T' "7
omale slaves, the sons of the army, the
i ""ts of the field, the animals of the
i fie,d '' aU thott bareth thon shalt do.
J-ney snau spread, and iney snaii gnara
iud uuut vi iud Duiy. fc?iaie aucuueu
and Ptne1 hl8 month, and spake, snd
JMd to the Gad Hea his lord.' Five
JiPM ol tLe iPech, oi foilo,r this,
Iatioii anil than in tnd amaVAf Srair 1
latiou ; and then in the answer Sisit'
refers to the dillionHies in the- wav of
the work. I need net -dwell upon the,:
1 .-! .1? I
gone nrorign , inregt nf placiiig this account side by
UwaTacalin ! Me t,'af the book ot
fn ljq"" ' " '
- Gem Tor Iramb Animals. '
5at mereifuf Creator wills that all his
creatures shttufd be happy in the places'
where his wisdom has placed them;
' nd he wUl most assuredly require a
. g to tonueut S..kinals ; and when he.
P?w nr.. he practiced it toward men. , i
s.80 "prM I
- - -
j it does not Iu'-Iy establish a lelatiou
i ship. It is not possible to bring the
nimal world under the rule, "Do nnto
others as ye would have others do unto
yon ; but, as that rule becomes the
imnHnir r.rinr.l nf tlw hnman pnr-o I
0 0 z 1 -1
cruelty to animale will!
. .. . - . I
Just as it requires k.ndness to make i
me utrie one grow np wnn -love ior lis r . , ' . 7. ' " 1
parents, and become a blessing anda!hlB own meals and picking np stray
help to them and the world, so does it I foTJ "n 8nPPrt.
require kind treatment to make the . LaHo ! H he wm a dog he knew
dumb animal a willing and loving helper ho to be kind to a fellow-dog in dis
and companion to mankind. I "T"; " K:-tllt .-h'miI--!
If you come suddenly upon a boy
stoning birds by the roadside, be will
not look yon in the face with an honest,
straightforward look. Why? Because
he has lost his self-respect. He knows
he is doing wrong, if he has been taught
ngntiy; and none oi us have much
respect for ourselves when we are
tioually doing wrong.
When we think .of the great good
which results from the kind treatment
of animals, with senses the same ' as
ourselves, having bones that may be ,
broken, with mattcies and nerves mat
may be braised, and, in consequence of
this,- suffer pafn, how can we tail to be
interested in them ? : . '..
A Bar's Idea F Head.
Heads axe of different shapes and
sizes. They are full of notions. Large
heads So not always hold the -most.
Some persons can tell just what a man
is by the Bhapeof his head. High heads
are the best kind. Very knowing peo
ple are called long-headed. A fellow
that won't stop for anything or anybody
ia called hot-headed. If he is not quite
so bright he is called soft-headed. If
he won't be coaxed nor turned they call
him pig-headed. Animals have very
small heads. The heads oi fools slant
back. When yonr head is cut off yon
are beheaded. Our heads are covered
with hair, except bald beads. There
are barrel-heads; heads of sermons
and some ministers used to have fifteen
heads to one . sermon piu heads,
heads of cattle, aa the farmer calls Lis
cows and oxen, head winds, drum heads,
cabbage heads, loggerheads, come to a
head, heads of chapters, head him off,
head of the family, and go ahead but
first be sure you are right ; but the
worst of all heads are deadhead, who
hang around an editor for free tickets
Man loves the mysterious. A cloud
less sky, the full-blown rose, leaves him
unmoved ; but the violet which bides
its blushing beautiee behind the bush
and the moon, when ahe emergea from
behind a elond, are to him sources of
inspiration and pleasure. Modesty is
to merit, what shade is to figure in
painting ; ' it gives its boldness and
prominence. - Nothing adds more to
female beauty than modesty ; it sheds
around the countenance a halo of light
which is borrowed from virtue. Botanists
have given the rosy hue which tinges
I the cap of the rose the name of "maiden
blush. This pore snd delicate hue is
the. only paint that Christian virtue
should use ; it is the richest ornament.
A woman without modesty is like s faded
flower, which diffuses an unwholesome
i odor, and which the prudent gardener
will throw away from him. Her dt stiny
is melancholy, for it ends in shame and
repentance. Beauty passes like the
flower of the aloe, which blooms snd
dies in a few hours, but modesty gives
- i' -
i ' Tan Bea is ran Br;3K.--Three chil
dren were climbing on their grandpa's,
lap. ' They formed an extensive lapful,"
bat grandpa' was very 1 patient, for he
: loved 'tthe babies", as he called them.
A little girl witb rosy cheeks, another
with golden enrls, and a sober-faced
boy, each asked grandpa to tell them a
true story. , . ,
"Many years ago," began granJpa,
"my brother and myself were very
happy, for a consul came t ;vuut us.
We had lively times. I tell you : and
Brother Sam and Consin Will, being
about five years older than L, thought
they must hare a . little fun at my ex-,
pense. S:tm told me that if I would go
over to Mr. Thorpe's,- after dark, and
return borne without getting frightened
he wonld give me a book. ...
A book ! The promise was mnsic to
my ears, and I did not hesitate to take
the required journey. Sain and Will
knew that I was no coward, and to pre
pare my mind for a fright they spent
the afternoon in telling ghost-stories.
Evening- came. "You'd better let
him start now, Sam, it's getting dark,"
said Cousin Will. '
"Well, go ahead. Bub,'' said my'
brother ;- and I noadej .no second com-
ma ad. thong)1 the wav led 'through
shadowy hemlock wood. ' There was
no moon and the sky was clondy, and
when I was returning home the wood
were very dark so dark thtt I lo t the
path and fontid rryaelf in a big brash
heap. - Well uo I remember how under
my bitle feet the dry bmsn crackled in
k m;i!. ..,.i,, T-fci.
j I found the path again, and in the path
a aun ui ii DLiiiurj.1 ua LUTJ mm nm X Jill BVll
; ris something white.
I picked it up
and found it to be
a sheet tied to a
V i hmnm. Afv rrtrir anil eAnain mmt
u i to anarA wia with this bnt brcominir
1 ingntened themselves by the noise in
, the brush, thev'dropped it and fled,
j When I arrival home; dragging the
broom and long, white sheet behind me.
; sam and ill were just telling a g.-eat
bear story. "' I listened intently.
, If I had met this horrid bear!
. "And then we ran with all our might,'
went on Sam.
"ForwA beard the old1 bearcrwWfno
in the brueh, pot in, ill, excitedly,
A lio-ht l.r'K- in nnnn mw r,r.'n
o .i.t ... ..... :,-,t nnn
1 de brunt '" I
, uZ'ty ka
boys looked r
d much ashamed. itoIenp
to Sara. "Where. iv twV Ram ? t
didn't get scared," "., t ; -, . . hotel, though- kept on the European
Sam said not a word, but' went ont P1. constituted a man a guest within
soon returning with the precious little the meaning of the statute, and made
book, rwkh its bright covers- and pic-1 tne proprietors of the house responsible
tares of dog ; ami I went to bed the tx property lost by.such a guest. '1
happiest child in the State of New York. -We learn that there is on the farm of
But the boys uever finished their bear , Mr. Geo. W. King at, Painesville, Ohio,
story. - ' , i ...i t i. i- - . . j a sassafras tree which, one foot from
The children were maoh pleased with the ground, measnres 10 feet 4 inehr
tbe story. '" They are grown now, but ; in cirenmierenee, and four(feet froei
grandpa is living yt, and he now plays the ground, 8 feet 10 inches. It is 120
with his great-grandchildren. He is as feet high, presenting a clean trunk of
fond of books as he was when he was a , 50 feet to the lower bianchea. .
little boy, and reads for hours at a The first daily paper printed in the
time, without glasses. O how we love English Ungua-e wa- published in Lon-
himl with his young heart aad his
rwaniiiui wane nan. iturai .ic
. Ch,ritab1 Doo - 4 charitaWe
- dogahow chfnTy
brother or sistrW?
This dog's name was Carlo,
time, instead of eating his dinner as
usual, he was seen to carry it away. He
did this for several days. His owner,
feeling curious to know what be did with
it, followed him, and found: that be
carneu ii .some uisiance io a noie in
wLjch lotdrtg with alitter of poppies
had taken refuge.1 Carlo seemed to pity
... .. 1..,. I
in distress. I have seen s well-dressed
boy langh at a ragged one. I have seen
a boy with nice warm boots on trying
to tread on the naked toes of a boy who
was too poor to boy boots. I have seen
a boy with a stomach so full of the good
things he had eaten that he eonld
scarcely wan turn a nongry oeggar
child from the door with a harsh word.
If I had these boys and Carlo together
in my room, I should tell them the
story of Carlo's charity.
' Better thn Golo We often Lesr
little hoys telling-ef the Wonders they
will do when they grow to Je men.
They are looking and longing for the
time when they shall be lartre enough
to carry a cane and wear a tall hat ; alid
not one of, them will say that Le expscta
to be a poor man, bnt that everyone
intends to be rich. Now money is very
good in its place ; bnt let me tell yon,
little boys, what is a great deal better
than money,' and what you may be earn
ing all the time yon are waiting to grow
horge enough to earn a fortune. The
Bible tells us that "a good naue is
rather to be chosen than great riches,
and loving favor rathe? than silver and
gold." A good name does not mean a
name for being the richest man in town,
or for owning the largest house. A
goud name is a name for doing good
deeds ; a name for wearing a pleasant
face and carrying a cheerful heart ; for
always doing right, no matter what we
may be. . , .
Mr firtt I hope yon are ;
. : My second I see yoa are i -My
u hole I know von are.
We travel much, yet pris'ners are,
And close confiiired to boot ;
We with the swiftest horse keep poe,
Tet always go on foot.
A pair of Spur.
WuBD S4CARR : - - ',
A disagreeable aensatiwn.
-. A scarlet oakl - "
, Nearest ia place.
Jmuer: P A I N ...
N.E-X ,T. .
Pczzlk. I am a tangle ; behead and
I am pronounced the same, but am an
adverb; reverse, and I am. a weight;
behead again, and I am a preposition ;
reverse and I am a negative.
Atuwtr .'Knot ; not ; ton ; on ; no.
. TourgueAefif, the famous Bosnian
novelist, is said to be quite broken down
by recent misfortune. Within a year
his wife snd only daughter have died ;
by the failure . of his Parisian banker,
most of his earnings have been swept
awsy ; and a nephew to whom he was
greatly attached and who was greatly
indebted to him has been sent to prison
for outrageous felonies. The poor
novelist writes very little now, as be
says his stories, reflecting his own
heart, are too sombre.
The wetter the weather the direr the ,
A female misisteront West kisses the '
bridegroom when she marrys a conplo. -
An ebUgaio on . the flute The- sum
lent on that article by an obliging pawn
broker.1' " i .
The gentleman - who was unable to '
"express hie feelings" baa applied t-
Adams Jfc Co. ...
In Xevada they hang" men np to the
limbs ef trees, that they may "enjoy
the morning air." , .. -. .
,Tha Saratoga Riilway thinka it is
pre-eminently entitled to call itself a
A lady recently presented- the city ol
RirBzingbam, England, with a park ui
CO acres, which cost $150,000.
According to the latest estimate thora
were 7742 newspapers in the world,' of '
which number 5071 are published in
the United States. , , .
Evidences" of Japanese progress are
increasing. Late mails bring an ac
count of a coal mine accident by which
two lives were lost. .. - -
After asking vonr name in the State
of Arkansas, the natives are in the habit
of further inquiring,' in a confidential
tone: Well, now, what was your name
afore yer moved to these parts ?"
. A wealthy" bishop congratulated a
poor priest on the good air which ha
breathed in his parisa; to which the
! """'.'. JBIUIou- : "?y loru. u.w
wor.ia oe good enougn. u l could uve
i 'A million dollars worth ef ostrich,
idiuera in impuneu uiui uigiana ovary
the Cape of tiood Hope.
i Every pound of these feathers is said
to vm wonn miy guineas in tne xjonaon:
marktt. . , , ...
The bashful editor of a Missouri
paper proposed to his beloved througlr
tbe columns of his caper in this forms
"There, is a certain girl in. this town
who can carry onr smoke-house keys for
life, if she'll only say the word." ;
A Era in West bo rough, Mus , re
cently uiseoversd in a car-toad ol corn
1 : 1 . 1 . i l k
I ?'Ke '"o. " wno naa
h'd themselves therein at Albany.
i Whan niojiAVAKai f hnv IS ail hoAn sV-atreJU
!Jt . recently decided by a -New
lork judge that taking a meal in a
; Jon. it 1702.' by a womss m'e' EVizv
beta MUi)L - It was Cailed the DM
Courant, and was not issued as a Wo
man's Rights' paper, but "to spare the
public at least half the impertinences
which the oidinaty papers contain,",
A distir.gnir.hcd cZaci was lately pre
sident of a coort-martial. He had
sworn a witness, a raw Irish recruit,
and held out his hand fox the Bible.
Judge of his astonishment at finding it
the hand, not the book grasped and
heartily shaken by. Pat wiko, in - the
very broadest brogue, said; "It's me
self who is proud and plased to bold
the band -of ye,- sir ; and may Saint
l'athnck and all the saints ol onid ln-
Uud bless yer honor !'
Captain Samuel George, the recently
deceased chief of the Onondaga Indians
ia Hew York, State, was employed by
the government as a runner during the
war of 1S12. In this capacity, while
carrying dispatches for the command
ing officer of Fort Niagara to Canan
daigua, he is said to have performed
the almost incredible feat of running a
ditau of -one hundred and fifteen
miles between the rise and set of the
sun, and returned the same distance on
the next . -
. Moscheles writes: "After perform
ance of 'The Maid of Artois,' in which
Malibran performed marvellously, we
went to see her in ber dressing-room.
There she sat, anrroanded by wreaths
and an enormous bouquet in her band.
She .diced and laughed with ns, add
ing i 'Si vona vonliez me debaxressez de
cctto machine, e'eet cet abominable Duo
tie Brunswick qui vient de me l'appor
ter,' and, so saying, threw a eoknssl
bouquet at me. whiuh 1 caught. What
must 'the abominable Duke' have
thought, when, a few moments later, he
saw me mount tn.y carriage and carry
off hit bouquet ? For so it happened at
'he entrance-door of Drnry Lane The
atre." " !
The swans of the Thames have been
increasing and multiplying this year
with reckless fertility. It seems that
a portion of the chicks belong to the
queen, another portion to the corpora
tion of London, and the remainder to a
city company. Each callow cygnet has
to be branded on the foot with the mark
crest and motto, probably of its
owner ; and it is made the duty of the
Lord Mayor to see that. this is done.
Meantime, the fishermen complain thai
these unprofitable and essentially ngly
fowls destroy the fish that might other
wise become human food. The fisher
men must content their souls with pa
tient resignation ; the poets have con
vinced the world, against the evidence
of its sharp eyes and long ears, that
swans are beautiful objects and sweet
singers. Bo soon as their claim to all
the cardinal virtues is established, we
hope to see one of them elected Lord
M. Bet ha a Edwards visited a Turk
ish princess, whom she describes as fol
lows : "She was .tall and slender and
very handsome, with a pearly akin,
delicately rit features, and black hair
and eyes. Her dress waa simply per
fect, ample, flowing, easy, of soft, noise
less, lustrous silk, the precise hne of
which it would be impossible to de
scribe ; it waa something between an
asphodel-blossom and the palest pink
coral, and yet neither the one air the
other approached it at all nearly.
Around ber head was wound a hi tie
turban of de'icately colored ganze, fas
tened over the forehead with a jewel.
Now, I am sorry to confess that this
graceful and imposing creature was
such an inveterate smoker that it seemed
the sole business of two or three ot her
slave-girls to supply her wants. During
the two hotrs that we were honored
with her presence one of these sntoma-ton-like
figures wonld come in about
every seven or eight minutes, nnsnm
moned, snd band each of the ladies a
cigarette. Anything more like machi
nery eonld not be conceived. There
was no salutation on the part of tba
servant, no acknowledgement on tha
part of the mistress. The cigarettes
came and went, snd that waa all,'