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Of UUfboun7odilhtkiir '.', 1
U bright ar cVMdy wtker;.i''
Uf all lk flowtW tint coana4 ,'
Tka hU tirahn aann tjgaU. . --
Thli Uttl. rmryie fwr? krlMr ' 1 ;'
Tfengbta f the tiie.d J-t tb"!.
Z had a UUle loTar (laca, , " ,. 'A
Wb aaW to glM moaiaa;, V..,,
JJla ayea ra bine aa iyaciBlka,' (,
llh Upe wata r4.a ,M i '
Aad TCT7hail7 1t4 la pralr i
Ba fntty Waka 4d uaaaa aray 1 .
The t rla that acl ti ichool M hW
Xaa im.aJtioMrpeUK ,Iki.1 ,-
B urn ha bcaught b roajy
:a b'.geat.plomft ADd peachea,
Attl alaraja at tt iaof aroaM'Vaft
, , ;.,,
Ta tjarry home Hiy took as4 afata.4
Titj em!da l:aeeJ-wtth pout" aWiVi- .
da:Sa . V , . , T.i
Abjnt u.at liftTe asoiVa U:ki,
Tolauchaduiratiou;, ... ,.,..1
Airthweua,M girls , 'u. ument; but being a stolid fellow, he
wiu alcar rye ao4 lender awia J, , ;v,n jclatcheJ the sand atod made no remarks.
Art this l karw as ii a rbr, ' v.A V If it were the judgment, he "didn't feel
ABdnaaeseattMaaaetemrif V'- . I ? prepared." But h.fcer.e?pected to
wy Mrethwa Jl.rto or Xav "'"' V. ."feel prepared,?, like less anaktsd sin
ishvaidbeioTedsadrarlr. -V v i-'i 'v Iners. Ila . was altogether vile. There'
toTBaea i a-ked Wia,Trtisa,aa!r',v '' was no spot in hitn whereon character
He only answered with a hist. ..
V-jtil I tetaed hua I'Tall. B
1 ful to kaear t ia reaaoa
CTa plaa vara ta aaaaaa) u . n
Ba-aiatked and (tra a tat tana -With
aweet and Uupka f tarity. i ;
Tft girtrc 1 la blrai " ks said. .i.t i
;tVlih Wlea p. la aad eieadeif J 'J y J
uo nma ana TariMfBiaxeo,., , 4JJ
Aod fach;a' pnrple splendor;
EuloTrud iV ielhatr t. J , !
ThU liitia havafia ta caicM afkV i .
"im lycarlu kstiaiHaeaea, thaaTT tJ .-:
1 ashed with blahiug pleasure:
He answered ra aad ra aaia y
Ueanaeaeabd dearaat xzaaora; a a
That tbe roa&d world aad all the tea
laid nythi half ao awaet aa oie ) t
1 lletaned with a pfovl delight
Too rare fur word tv captare,
Xorerer dreamed what aaddea blight
Woali come ta chill my rmptara. -,
Could 1 &rea the tender LIoojb
of paaW mud a iiule tjmbf
Life holds aoiue item experience.
As asoal of OS dii.coTr,
Aad Tva hid other losses niece
I lot bt little loser;
But ktill this purple pasfij biiuga
Taouhta of the saddeet, awealaat thl&ga.
Till hy I.ncre.
-n r cl, i,;r,c r,.. ;,.
this conntryl" was the exclauiatiou of
n Englishman a few years aro after a
brief sojourn in New York. It hap -
peued 111 this way: The Lnghshmau, in
u i w u a.. uiumiria, .. sr
esSar?.to,,obtal?,ttnlva!Pf on. .ome
Jwith a lar-e commercTd
Anncnrnm nta It onil MMtUTPa I lift C II
I ;f r .Zr.Zr-,LZiZ: VtWrZt t
to him the
.wamf tbp fiaaW'sanvB
b!e at ninet
x& he ina lirei "lake
mis.' ne inn urea. use ,
to do with this?
it tsi R- Ti J fn" fn-iifcin siannst vsll.
known Dangers; was uie repiy. -inev ;
will cive vou the monev at the local
rate." The Englishman did as directed.
He met with no difficulty. The pper
was acceptable, and although our hero '
did not touch the cash, he received a:
check for the proper amount on a neigh- '
borirsr bank. Thither he repaired in j
the full confidence of having something
tangible. He was mistaken. The indi
vidual at the bank to whom he presented
the check for payment seized it nerv
ously, and, in a rapid, incoherent man
ner, scrawled some hieroglyphics on its
face, and thrust it back into the hands
of its astoiiubed owner, motioning him;
at the same time to stand aside tor thtt
comer. The check had been duly "cer
tified." That was what the scrawl across
its face meant Ia a state of suspense
and anxiety the Englishman betook
himself to the person to whom he was in
debted, and timidly exhibited ' what
he hail to offer. To his surprise his
friend's countenance brightened. "Mjany
thanks!" he: exclaimed. "By theway.
this amount is too large; there will be
someting over a hundred dollars coming
to you . " and be proceeded to fill a check
for it.. The Englishman groaned x in
epirit It was only another "piece of
paper. And then it waa he exclaimed.
"There-is no sucn tning as
is money in j-.
this country V Galaxy.
-t - - a a. a
-SB waa ucaiin. :
-. . : .
An Irishman died, a few weeks ago,
in London, w hose f areep apd i attain-
ments entitle turn to a itiche ihlhe ah-
nals of literature. The deceased was
about fifty y eats of age, and waa aa odd
a figure as oue could meet- in a day's
ride. Ha was small, .but . firmly knit,
generally wore a white hat and a dress
r-nif nnrl SITWJITS tloal an' old ' TO hum 6 -
uuder bis arm. He was a connnned :
book-worm. Mezzofanti was hardly a j back 'fore dark, abed put me in the
more accomplished linguist , Mortimer i house where the crazy folks is !"
was a graduate of the ITniversity of j " Who said?" " '"
Dublin, and deeply versed in classic "'Miss Smith, what keeps the poor
lore, but he added a polish to his erudi-1 house.' ' She sent me on aa". errant. ' I
tiou hy his intimacy, with at least a just run' 121 1, couldn't breave; audit
dozen modem ' tongues.- He spoke i
French. German. - Kutvuan. Polish,.
Spanish, Italian, Modern, Gretk, Tur-,
kish, Arabic, Irish, and Danish with'
fluency.. , Iu LU youth be, - hadj been,
cabiu-boy-in an American bark.aud aub-1
sequent ly became a medical student iu
Paris, but had to leave it ou account cf
tiw connection with the June jnsurxeo:i
I inn vt MS '
He was a very strong man, and util- j
ized his btrenght by taking an engage
ment as a Hercules iu a circus in Aus-
trxlio. . Kff rnrnii lie a7iwT& !?CiIlTa99 OD '
Wiakspeare through Germany, waa a i
Gretk professor at Hamburg, had aj
troupe of Spanish ballet-dancers in Hoi-;
il; and was a companion of Sir ffu-J
liam Don, the baronet actor, in hia wild-
... ,. I I . .... K.a S.mA 11 a
)iad been tutor to Charles Lever's chil
dren at Florence. He came to the sur- !
face one day in the employment of Tom
ihum; another m the company ol Mar- "She said it was lor sassiu Her. . ae ,
phy the Irish giant, who was a distant was tellin' a man .what my" athor, ,was,
CAiusin. He had been in London sinc3 1 and I said he truttn't neither l . lAni (
tne Franco-Prussian war, which ruined i she " ul. vr.:. .a .T . j
him in fortune. His learning waa of I; "What's your father's name?".;.. ! j
iittle profit to him, for he died very j. "Joe Trestle." -
poor in a ward of a hospital and is' Joe gulped a throat fall fair.
buried in a nameless grave.
A ludicrous incident occurred at Hay-
market Theatre, London, recently. Miss
Ed.th Gray appeared as Juliet. She was
about to pledge Romeo in poison, and
was exclaiming, "I drink to thee!"
when a soda-water bottle burst with a
loud explosion in the gallery. Juliet
had enough presence of mind not to
heed the formidable interruption, but
the public, went into conTulsiona.
A BETTER COIXTRY.;'
Joe Trestle was very druiik. Day
Eassed OTer him, and night bejnn to
owl around, while he Lit motionless
,4 s a mammy ou th low batik f lUmp
iwn, uuuer a sycamore tr,e All lU
leaves quivered with the storm's breath.
-j The storm came roaring orer Jtilhv and
tramping: tbrongh woods ; blotting out
twilight and drenching the ground. It
washed Joe Trestle as he had not been
wanhed for yeais. liamp Ram rose to
tha storm as a willing child sjlDgs to
its mother. .,...:
Water, we Vnnv ? rnnia f,-v In
"'"'"terminaeon. Water pnrsn'ed '' rnm
.iijuJ-kthrongh Joe Trestle's jhwsJ Lis boots
,;-tiuis RKuiL vj cootinuea . dasiies and
ishoclcs it' bronght him back to the
j world. ' He sat np in a broad glare, and
, saw the world as it wtre on tire. But
. .mpkuti uaiuiDwi vuxieu auui. jLLv uinarii
f he long, whistled sound of falling trees.
tO&t Ot HUT BBJ:
: water, and alno, be.
tbonglit, a child s cry.
Joe. WISDecfedit infclit be the iiulo-.
might be started, except a. fjillt desire,
wbi-i- ''" " i achmg somcwhere,.to Imj butter
..rvV1"'' v-?than he was. Joe had stagsrered pat(
, i-""'M. uir., it i ; .. .....1 .....
willing, to still his ancestor's toml stom s,
! his ova ears, or even hid wifu'a chi mau
if he had had a. wifss for a sat infae-
torv drink. . liovs ratrouized him on
; tu mtrBet j LiTed trika on him.
hen he tucked himself up like a
,rhryali8 under stainray or fene.
T-..Penple looked forward tjoe Trestle's
givrBrjd unrer trains or frozen to the'
gutter oTrr night, when he could at last j
le utilize d by the comnnnity, and ntil- j
ized thus'.- 'Sec-the, mr son, Joe I
. Trestle went to school with me : he was
, bright boy, end everyone expected Le
i would make his mrk." That is all the
i mark Joe Trestle has ever made. ,Vhat.
'is the cause of this? Kum'my soii ;
; drunkenness ' ''. ' ' - '
When churches revived their zeal, and
CLristhais began to polish their armor,
all deuomiuatipus seand uu Joe XreMtle.
; nud trii d to reform him. , They Toted
. ut elections to license liquor tr&iiia ; and
j ut ordinary times this victim of it was
too mean for their notice ; bat when
j they turned from basrnefs to religion,
' he was in demand. He felt it, and totik
; a s'y pride in being lassoed from all the
'pulpits, exhorted and prayed over.
i They gave him money and old clothes,
' ' which he spent at saloon - backdoors.
; Thus they tried to inject a life through
," j ltia Teins which had never tonched him
i inwardly. .. ...
l OA Vtafej4 anarvii-ul o aj. I f
. and beaten
; ihing could bear it no longer, ilie trtf t'
, from his sight and died. The . know,-,
i. - dge that he had a child, a daughter,
V vc AJ.ava uj ,a a i uvi caw nivi . iiai a.aii.u I . . . . .1.1 .
i. tu .;o . .'ing hands iheygmiwMl round the tree;
. eoiuewhcre, Wuchsd lus briu ;. J'Ut as,"
.u, WWn ww a ., ! 7
!-,Je b-v the m.ore Pr
aw m . a - si
u l. ?u OIV,lu.e Uluja., 08 re,B'
fxatea at lootre. xsut even tnev. vonne
T. . . 1
Knr. VAn thnv. vnnno
. . i .
UUa flcPe,,l Ls : iP'
tT T?ld DOt "T."
, ,fi n iwlirTinn tinr Tpmei--1
Im ... i. :; ,t- .V
r oiury conta reacn mm. xxo rami pot
,iis own w drink hls iast drink die
his own way.
like a Drute, ana go wnere r ora
have mercy on Joe TresGe s soul J. .
It waa a child'a cry. . humaa and ,
reaching, ao that it cut across the winds. his courage f but he held on, and the
Joe stood up ia the deluge. ; He i strong desire to save his child cleared
didn't know just what to do. but bent! the mists of drink away. '
tin doing something fur aid. he put both i "Wake. up, girlie !" begged Joe un
fists to his mouth and roared like a der his wing, " 'fetid this holler trunk
gorilla;. i 1 t i going to be Swept off ! Did ye aay ye
Aorain the child s cry "Oiu on r '
"Where air ye V hooted Joe.
But h voice, lacking the sharp tenor
of childhood, waa drowned. Wandering
nearer him, came the pitiful wailing
"Oh ! oh !"
. "Maybe'flie Baasliee.'flia tM3 IriA
tell t!imt,VTli(Ttift1ir Je,wcrr dl.PFds's'
;host, what killed himself down ip tha
crick holler !.";, ,
The sky burst and split a broad, awful
glare, in which Joe aaw- woods, and
muddy expanse of waters, and shining
earth, forming background for a little
girl; who, as she thus enw 'him,' put
luoreteflrSor and despair iu her fcrying,
and flew blindly against bushes.-' "; '
"Comeyer!. bawled Joe, "I won't
hurt ye I I'm nobody but Joe Trestle 1
Come yer and tell ca what's the mat
ter!" ... . : I . .. - : . - ' '
Strancrelv. a9 soon as aha heard Itiii
fr? i-;J jiame, the child dropped her fears. She
't ' :lrrroped and called: -Joe groped and
called : till she got his hand and stood
: ... .1..
UIIU Diivics iu m.
Another fhtsh reveal J her a sad-faced
hild, with hair like rag-weed, and dress
of pauper home-spaa. Her eyes were
I lifted to him.. , She .must. have seen he
aAig bloated ; unreliable, . But her hand
j clutched hia ; she staid her faith aad
i safety oa hiscompany.
! "Was ye skefrtaTlyaisriiiloe.
1 "Yam. most to death. ' And I couldnt
I. fit aorost.
git aorost, and sue" said ii i diantgit
turned black sind commenced to storm I
I aouldn't .fiud the Xootbndge; every
time I started out where it was, I'd git
into water. Its washed off, and now
tiqwHI em gif vet, audi ajie .agtpng
to puwTneHu tBe cVozy house if T stayea
till after dark !"
Joe was so sober he began to think.
i - I nM. . 1. i t if iJiAna
. in .;. Tn tnn I laif
its a. tol'able aized trunk, Crawl iui
there, and it II kind O -ahiulU. ya lrom..noa ot refxrqrjiuon ami nra uccuiuu
the wet Powerful
iwerf ul watery spoil I That'a i require, the homely bat welcome sain- j
hey?! '' .)! s x w tion-'ho w are yon, my old friend!"
in rirra hut taint SO chSk-.a.'' . . .mm., LU'-' '
"Its wet in here, bnt taint ao chSly.
"That'a better. Now you just take it
easy, sissy ..Miss Smith or none o' them
poor-house red-tapes is goto' to lay a
finger on ye.
She never, rut ji
fjAtU, utuin;, viivav rjuc a
"Voo ntl h V"
1 LUHUi - ... I
"What iot and i-il it steer ye 7 " ..
"And she ketched me by tue arm anu ;
j put me right in their halL Oh, yo
'don't know .how awful 'tisl Theyi
behind iron winders ; -but they look
into the hall and Tell and, make faces.
and grab like they'd tear yer to pieces 1
I got down ia a corner with my dress
OTer my head, and aaid over and over
to myself what grandma Lane teached
"What was that?"
'For we look for a better country !'
Its in a big book she calls the Bible. It
tells a heap of tilings, bat she says that
over the most. Ha, says I 'we look
for a better country we look for a bet
ter country J' -and it made me think of
another kind of a place."
"What's your namef" neked Joe
".Sylrie Trestle."- . . . m
"I'm your father, ain't I i" put in Joe
hntnblT. '. ;..'
"Yes, I knowed it." - ' "
The storm was at full height. " It was
antnmnal eqninox, and full of'fnry.
The 'little girl Bhivered. ' Joe crouched
nearer and felt for her shaggy head.
He got it against his ' ahonhler, and
coded softly to his' chi d.
, "Do you hate me V ',
'W said Svlvie ,"I like ye !" cad
tiling hex hands under his neck, thus
reaching aud wringing Joe Trestles'
heart . ,
- '.'Ami I've got -a little girl 1 And that
womnn '.buses, her ! . Aad I might be
pnttin' as good a house aa any of Vm
OTer her this minute; instead of bein'
Tike a pig. ! 'There's nothiu' : and no
wheres for ns now I'"" he muttered to
himself ; the child eangbt his last
words ; to them she answered, turning
np a jntckr favi- "
"Yes, there'sthe bettor country !' '
1 The better ' country - had seised
strongly on her imagination.
"OH I that atn'tlor UotJdJy wn reli
gious folks, and they've got to die: on
the square to git in ! That's nowhere1
forme V l -
Grandma Line said," propounded
( SjlTie, rising to her subject and her
i parent's. ear, "that the better country's
lor the people of Gad. and them's who-
I e'er come to Dim V .
t "Yea; I know, church folks. They're
: had me up and' tried to religious me.
I must ! Wish there was a plaite where
I could 'do better! I t'oiyk thoughts,
but that didn't mend me. Ain't clean
enough for this world, and what show
is tuut lor gtciu into a better one ? i
Joe Tr6t!e saw himself sneaking be
fore UieLord of Worlds ! , .',
' Hylvie Uiilout her simple creed. ' It
was a rope of only two strands : "We
look for a better eon n try tnrongh llim
who died for us. ' And though ' no un
clean thing may enter there. He washes
the unolean, making it fit to enter."
It penetrated Joe Trestle'to the qniok.
And the deluge penetrated to his bones.
' "Seem9 to me we're' gittin' swamped,
Sylvie ! dou't yrm feel as if you was
settiu' in Wiittir ?" , , .
"Yos," and with qiiick ,'i-ereption,
''its Ihe Hun! its over the hanks!" .
: "And we're hived here on the low
side with an arm of t best ream 'twixt ua
and the bluff t was so druqk I forgot !
Oh Lord, chil l, we're hemmed in -by
water!": t-: H .. .: :
StIwb began to cry fearfully ? - Joe
fondled her and felt ootiraffeou. Hold-
cn1ent W'T '"'f "m, ej
i . not lttirb ' " gMmog
'rh$, 1$$, JiIS-tSliH
";,'''' 111 .rlVi
' s.ic-J-, nf tn jk ini. f0y .-.i y
' It3fcrwr he cot hT;
mU grl aVtre the gathering wave, and h.contemprneN a few of them more
'before " hi,rfx ,1,
1 ".b-j saaau- w - T ' awi
sycamore hmb. he-gripping her to him.
! nudwatched-the waves through flashes. I
. .1 ...... u..u.u UWh
i . - . - , , .
, nice two renigees irom Aoaa a nooo.
i tn f t v... a i .
"What it it about your barter coun-
try?" aaked Joe, ... ...
. . .. ....
I 11 c imis iw s ocira niuuur I
.It arus, a long bight Hia 'childwas
i very heavy on his arm. They were both
llpflea Mn s and Joe wa8 no
i ctmat,r si,.- .i ua
wiser, no stronger. - thau Svlvie. He
had weakened his flesh and softened
did'nt- like . your good-for-nuthin
"Liked i him 1" corrected
clinging feebly. , . .. .
. - ' 1
un, and look
"Uri oita-a my Utile
I.A -twlstva i-crack 1 . The
flowing like amill dam J' ' "
.. .These two weie alone far from help.
People were housed and 1 happy in
towns and farm-houses; sleeping under
the wing of the good God who keeps all
His. : , .;
"What ist ag'in, girlie?" breathed Joe
"We look for a better" ,
.' .Then the world came to an end to
these two ; when breaking timber,- cold,
fast water, bruising logs, confused their
battling sonls, Joe kept tight hold of
his little girl. He struck out for sup
port, but could not see was whirled
aiid blinded. It .was - not Sot long,
though. .1.1 i a
: For presently, still clasped to one
another, they floated down stream, and
into a better country ! Household
Afaqa;ine,i ' - .
..Manners. . ... .
. I make it a point of mortality never
to find fault with another for his man
ners. They .may be awkward or grace
ful, blunt or polite, polished or rustic.
I care not what they are, ii .the man
means well and aats 'rom honest inten
tions, without eccentricity or tffecta
tatioo. -All men have not the advan
tage of "good society,' as it is called,
to school themselves in alt its fantastic
rules and ceremonies, and if there is
any standard of vermouies, and if
there is any standard of manners, it is
one founded in reason and. common
aense, and npt upon these artificial
regulations. V u',, ..'.,.,.. ' .-'
MauuerSy'lika conversation, should
le exlemporaueoos, Ami ,not studied,
f always suspect a man who meets me
with the, same perpetual smile ou hia
face.-the .same oontreing ot the body,
and the same premeditated shake of the
iaaniL. "Give-me the hearty it may tie
rough grip of the hand the careless
The Goaja are Haagryii'
Sever did war, among either savage
e iu the ; or civilized peoples,, assume ao. t
' ' i'"i'r? aspect aa whan' it .was oarr
ed ' the . under the guise of religion, to i
so. sin is tor
I UUUCI SUO gMlBW V. AWUQava., ----------
' i hem, human. .bannnMB vwhiohr some
. ' . . T - . J A r r . . . .
peoples have WfJugnt it necessanr to lay
ueiore taeir goas. m . ai
.were fcrttgYy',"' "was the1 cause tf rs
among many ancient raoesbut notably
ao among the Mexicans. ' Theobjectof
wars among the Aztecs waa far less
territorial or personal aggrandizement
than the procuring of human victims to
piace oeiuro iueu ucmes. : wis wsa
Jtwo moasana oi auca vicuiub. upuu si
moderate estimate, were annually sacri
ficed in the - Mexican temples, aod , in
some years more than a hundred thou
sand human ibeinga are believed to have
perished in; this manner. They also
had a yearly sacrifice to one of their
idols, in which the victim was a beauti
ful youth, who waa worshiped aa a god
for a whole year before he waa killed.
' i Charaeter ir Sonfhej-.
Southcy went -rarely into society
scarcely knew by s,ght . any of the
eonntry-people living near him ; neTer
rode on horseback; took no outdoor
exercise save that of walking, and this
often from a mere sense of duty, and
with a book in his band ; and, although
living in one of(tbe loveliest spots iu all
England, and ' not insensible to its
charms, preferred tho shelve of his
library to the finest prospect' in the
worhL He found his relaxation where
he found his daily , labor, .within the
walls of his stndy, "I can't afford." he
wrote, "to do one thing at a time ; no.
nor two neither i and it is only by doing
many things that I contrive to do so
much; for I caunot work long at any
tning witnont nailing mysfcil, ami I do
erery thing by heats ; then, by the time
I am tired of one, mv inclination for
another is at hand. ' ' " '
: Southey was an afft'etiorate husband
ana a fond father ; and whenever, in
his correspondence, he alludes' to his
home bsppitirais, it is with a tenderness
and warmth of feeling that are eminently
beautiful. Moreover, he was a constant,
and, at all times, noble friend, ready
even when in straits himself to help
with money or with his pen those who
were more straitened. No one ever
ached better the part of the good Sama-
Jritan, and while he never forgot a bene
fit received, it would seem as 11 his own
magnanimous chanty Had no place id
his memory. : The story of his life
abounds in instances of the moet gene
rous self-denial, and of a stendtast good
ness of heart which never shrunk from
the demands made upon it. Heavily
burdened as he was with work; he was
continually - accept i ug ' fresh literary
labor in order to beueut otiiers ; nor
was this all, for he received, under his
own roof, his ufes widowed sister.
Mrs. ' Lovell ; and when Coleridge, in
that strange waywardness of mood which
his vice- of -opium-eating earn alone ex-1
plain, deserted his wife and children, i
it was .with Southey that they found a
home. There is a beautiful anecdote
given by Xiockbart "of a pbor mnsic
ruaster offering Scott all his savings in
the hour 'of his adversity; a siinilaf
story may be. told of' Southey,- who,
when hia frieud Mny. an early benefac
tor of the poet, fell uito iUCioulties, sent
hitn more than six. linntlred TWiiiudq.
which was all the money he possessed.
If the poet
ft had strong and generous
affection be was also a good hater, bnt
this feeling was shown to principles
rather thau to persons, aud if, which
was not seldom, poiitiau animosity led
bun to wnte bitterly aga-ipt his anta-
gonists.the're whs not one of them fori
whom, after the moment of writintr. he
retained arfakfnflvYcHng.! li rssaid
. . - - - .
that he seldom spoke harshly of ar.y
man wit h whom he had once conversed f
he had too laree a heart for uettv ant
mosities, and he was wholly free 'from
enw. At the time when a whole Tears
c.Unf .winanwis oni. f . . '
uce the poet five pounds, Scort was
I gaining his thousands.but not a word of
bitterness rails from sonthev on this'
-core ; and the praise he bestowed on
- , . .
requentiy more generons tUan just.
Aiino igrj non. as we nave saw, a sociaDie
man, he had the good fortune to know i
luwuuuarij mU i luw uiuaiui us i
autnors who Jifioe.tha early part of this
century so-famous, and,-long Irefore
intimately most of the illustrious I
ordwortn cad received tne pupiic.
recognmon wmcn was uis cue as "ie
1 s . a
Coleridge, expressed his admiration of
his friend and neighbor iu no uigzard
terms. , This noble triumvirate, by-tho-1 ti,int none tue iess-0f -woman for going
way, reminds us .that probably not since i to the table with a gJoJ" apnetiU We '
Shakespeare s day have three men ofii,ave uo admiration for thw Blanvhei
equal mark lived together on terms of j
inUmacy and affecUon. Laudor called I
them "three towers of one castle," aud,
BO ISU 1US WUUU BUVWB. itUVJ UY? L1CCU
absurdly classed together as forming a
scnool of not trv.
Southey had but little 'ear fur har
mony, and it was therefore all the more
uiifortnnate for his fume that he elected
to write hia "Ihalaba" in a novel metre,
which is without the dignity of heroic
blank vrrse, or the eoothing, satisfying
charm of rhyme. Landor saw his friend's
mistake in this respect, aud observed,
very justly: "Are we not a little too
fond of novelty and experiment, and ii
it not reasonable to prefer those kinds
of versification which the best poets
have adopted and the best judges have
cherished for the, longest time?"., But
Southey, on the contrary, was" .well
pleased with hia experiment, thinking
that, while it gave the poet a wider range
of expression, it' satisfied the ear of the
reader. So far is this from being the
ing of earlier and later poets, is likely
to gain delight from the strange aad
fitful, and sometimes jamng notes ol
Southey. But there is strength in his
verse, if not harmony, and '"I'halaba,"
while it haa its wildernesses and arid
deserts, caa also .boast, as-indeed -all
Southey epics may, many a fair Scene
of richness and beauty. Splendor of
diction and felicity of description occur
frequently, but frequently also the ac
tion halts, . tbje. verse raga,- and , the
reader feels inclined tt -resign' himself
to slumber. On the whole, perhaps,
the erudition lavished on the poeaa is
more striking, thau it .Rtteticlwealth,
and it ia aomtatimes axalief to tarn aside
from the text to the carious and highly
entertaining notes which serve to illus
trate it Southey himself judged Rod
erick" to be the finest of all his poems,
and Landor, in writing to him, said:
"There ia no poem in existence that I
shall read so often." Charles Lamb
however, an. admirable judge, and
Wordsworth also, preferred "The Corse
of Kehama," and, without endeavoring
to compare the. value of the two works,
there can be no doubt that they are the
poet's greatest and least wearisome
efforts. It i fUBgcdar that ia, none of
Southey 's epics are there . passages
w hich lay hold ol the memory, and be
come, as .it were,, a. part of one's life.-
No doubt, the first consideration of the
poet should be to have a worthy action,
and the more he strives after this ob
ject, the less will he concern himself
f ith the beauty of particular passages,
at the lack of what may be called
"beauties" in Southey'a Poetry is due,
we think, less to the seventy of his taste
than to the diffusiveness of his style.
which has, as it were, no points for the
. . t-.ia-re r-:.l- -1 . il.:.
memory to lay uoia oi. : n uu iu men
deficiencies, however,, the student. of
English poetry can never pass by with
indifference these elaborate productions
but he ia not likely to agree with Uaoau
lay that Southey'a poems, taken in the
mass, rank far higher than his prose
works. tbmniii Magazine.
""Did you ever go to a military ball ?"
asked a lisping maid of an old veteran.
"No, my dear," growled the old soldier;
"in those daya I once had a military
ball come to me. And what do you
think it did? It took my leg off 1"
, tiat uo one lamuias witn.tna loveiv
oty fcf ahellry'a. verse,. o with f i
muBic of Coleridge, to say noth-
The Teuib of m lAtej Lady
Antia Brewster writes tluit the gem of
monuments in the Lucca,, Cathedral is
"byjacopo delle Querela (1383-141'?),
the muter of Donatello. "It is of the
wife of one of the rulers of Lnooa in the
early part of the fifta-enth century. Her
husband was that Paolo Guinigi who
gave premiums- to every peasant that
plantod a chestnut tree in the Lucobese
Province. The Guinigi was a powerful
family that rnled Lncca' wisely from
1380 to 1450. This tomb is of the second
wife of Lord Paolo, and the figure on
it is said to have been a portrait. Her
name wns Iloria del -Carre '.to. ' The
figure, life-size, lies aa ii sleeping on a
couch, dressed in the costume of the
day. "Tne gown: a long robe which
covers the pointed fchoos, is bound in at
tne. waist by a belt ; it haa high raff,
buttoned by a Ion? row of small buttons,
which mn "front the ' Tirettt chin dowrf.
following the slope of. the throat to the
breast : the curls at the wrist are but
toned in the same manner." The Ii6d'
dress is Tery peculiar t it is a tnrbaa or
tnick ullet. divided oil by narrow bonds
of little flowers. I fancy this thick roll
must have been covered with some sort
of rioU stuff, relvet or satin, and that
thesb bauds ot flowers were Kerns, a sort
cf Chain or band of jewelled flowers
wrapped around the roll.'! But the
beauty of the face is euchantinff : the
features are delicate and refined ; the
mouth and chin delicious ; the eyelids
soft and exquisitely shaped : the brow
almost iniautiie. 'art,ot the hue nose
has been injured, for this beautiful
tomb was thrown info a cellar and for
gotten for centuries. At the .feet ia a
short-haired dog who looks as if placed
there to watch his sleeping mistress.
Hoc Iran haul d 'must have -prized her
beauty as well as her memory: for.
fter her death, he ordered Jacopo della
Qaercia to make this' tomb, and when
it was oompWted ho placed it in the
centre of one of the great .halls, of the
Guinigi pnlaoe. ' 'After the downfall of
the Goitiigi, and .during other warring
and civil distractions ia Lucca, this
master-piece of della Quercia was, as 1
said above, tuuiMed' away, neglected,
into a subterranean chamber.- The base
of the tomb was separated, and part of
it, by some chance,- weut. to. Florence,'
where you may see it iu the Aflizi gal
lery. It has on it a ban relief of wiiWed
genii holding a lung rich garland of fea
! toons of Howe
rs. lhet Acauenua della.
! Ije.he.Arti of
Liicca wish to buy bock
the-. remaining -sIhI! of this fine base
and placo the tmjl in the centre of tlie
h'ft transept of the JJiioino : now it
;a ...-.I." i . :'!:
. wjeaiusi me au, uu uui one
.' ue oas reiter ia. rroni. aub
-"-r'stan gave me a photograph of the
U10U 1 fell Oil UaVe irameu
a"d rmntrsonlewhere nenr cry writifcg-!
I. .11. l l 1 IV... l i ... r ,
1 aha'd hte to look at the fucl
;riu of the lovely voung Haria,
4 Wi TTT a sirTi.Ta' ' an i-wlTn1 ami I
Ifwhdse ' name soumTs so loyf uI, and
; whose marble face and form are so gra-
aiooruy oeauiuui ;, ana wuue a enwyi.tives of the l'ter size are now beinir
IKT I't'litltV. I sll:ltl tlT to hnDt Ollt IU 1
1 Kvoks something of the history of
' thii lively lady of Luoea.
The SitrHria!ify of nonicn. '
, rjy felt orffectea the'great-"
jouical, in.V-ilije.s in thes.Trmen. who aho perform police
, duty-treoDnstanUy sim ployed. Geno-
flf anybo.lv wants to tHer to th ;
li-itiialitv of womanhood lt lum not :
spmtualxty of womanhood let him not j
vjflit between twelve and two, noon, any 1
n( the down-town restauranK Hisbe-fsi
.. , . - . . ,
.lia - arill l.i alla alwkAn U'nman hawsr
4 right to eat, no doubt
X" .... .... l
nitron tViom tf.i.nul,. in.l !
ans whoge dewnntlsare inst aselarpow I
Otis as the sama apparatus iu man.
Amorys. who wouldhave us believe that
tl.ow .i,sist on ir Lnl h tt nrf
.urjcb.es on the ely.'and trifle inVublic
- j ., .- - - r------
with a plate of soup or a bit of pastry,
conscious that the demands of nature
were more than satisfied only a couple
Of hour ago. ; Only, there is a point
beyond which a good appetite ceases to.
be a virtue, and this poiut is daily passed
by the women who frequent pnbric res
taurants, . You. will ak ua why . we do
cot ut tick the men. Bless you ! the
men are riot worth attacking.' We gave
them wn. sua far am PftiinD- And drinkim?
are concerned, long ago. ,For their gor- l
maudism we expect no enre until the ,
women shall have 'set theur'a better'i
example.! We defy Tennyson and Long-
fellow to take a luuch .at Carrier's, for
instance, and then write an ode in praise
of womankinddodaot their tnapi ration
from the scene from,, whence they have
just come. The thing c.mnot be done.
It is rmpos'sible to adore the woman who
smack her- lips over a' juicy chop and
orders a fresh relay , of steak after she
lias had quite snfiicient Observe the
happy medium, ladies as Charles II.
Foster would say wtara hv writing the
resent article. Dou't eat too mucks
se yonr digestive organs as you ought
to use your tonga; and find ont when
to stop. .. A woman , never looks beauti
ful to anybody but a restaurant-keeper
when her face is flashed With a bottle
'of Scotch ale and roast beef 'ad libitum.
Recollect what Cornaro. that model of
temperance, said ' three hundred years
ago, and keep in mind especially when
yoa swallow a-repast before- a zoom-full
of male observers, luat wuat we leave
after having eaten heartily does us more
good than what we bve eaten. So shall
your daya belong in the land, and more
money be accruing to you.
if 1 . - 1 - -.
Frntilaa Trophies In, France,
;. There are only four old Prussian eel-:
on remaining iu France, with exception
of two old flags on the' grave of Napo
leon 1; 1 To thia number must be added
the Prussian cavalry standards, vthich
are in the groups of colors of the Sec
ond Battalion of the Sixty-first' Regi
ment of ; Infantry; which were lost at
.Dijon during the last war. .All other
Prussian troubles wnicn were lormeriy
in the possession of the French were
either retaken by the Prussians ia 1314,
fr, as the French say, burned. together
with aM the colors kept at the Hotel des 1
involutes, at rams, iy io Tneram ie-ln
dent there; as they saw thaj the capture j.
ot Paris was unavoidable. It is said
ftiot th.w twllfve.1. the ashes of all the V
trophies burned, threw them into a cask
of wine, and drank the mixture to the
health of the Emperor. The sword of
Frederick the Great which 'the First
Napoleon took from.. Potsdam in 1S0C,
oould not be found iii'lSll and 1815, in
spite of all searehsj'1 It had been con
cealed in the cupola" of -the Hotel dea
J . .7 , .
rnvalides, but it is said tnat it is now in
the possession of some private gentle
man. Whether the upper part of the
ninra nl trm Kpcnnd Battalion of the
Sixteenth Regiment of Prussian Infan-!
try, which, was' shot off at tionville
and found on the field of battle by the
French, has been sent to Paris or not
haa not been ascertained. Two Prus
sian guns lost at Gravelotte were re
turned at the surrender of Metz; and,
in fact, only one Prussian gun lost du
ring the late war at Beaune-la-Bolande
remains in the hands of the French.
InduMrial Tror in Ormavssy,
Extensive as are'many of the indus
trial establishments of oat' own country,
we. have no such colossal enterprise as
that known as the Caist Steel Works of
r rederics Krupp.near Essen.in Prussia.
As described in a late tssne of the A me
ricaii Artisan these, works appear to be
of wonderful extent. They occupy an
area of a thousand acres, and of this
area two hundred Bores are under roof.
Seventeen thousand men are employed
in the various departments of Krnpp's
tstablishlnent.iin addition to 'some
seyen liund red officers and regular em
ployees. The workmen and officers,
with their families, ooeupy more than
8,200 dwellings, and a large number of
boarding . housea, are also required ior
the use of the . unmarried laborers.
There are 414 mines belonging to the'
firm, scattered over an area of 50,000
acres. A printing office, a chemieal
laboratory, a photographio and litho-
'graphicgallery, twoeiteuqivw hospitals.
and a benevolent fund of nearly Si 00,000
aiso a pan oi ijiis exiraonunarr
ri -"' ''- ' '- ' T
- Among the items of detail connected
with the working of this enterprise, the
loiiowing will be found worthy of note:
The quantity of cast-Rteel produced
in the year 13?2 exceeded 123,000 tons.
This product, consisted of axles, tires,
wheels and crossinss for railways : rails.
springs ' and shafts for steamers'': ma
chinery of various kinds r boiler-plates.'
Lrolls, spring-steel, tool-steel, guns, gun-
carriages, snoi, etc. auere are in tne
works sow in operation 250 Smelting
furnaces, 300 annealing furnaces, 161
heating furnaces, 115 weldingand padd-
ling lurnaces, 14 cupabo and reverberator-
furnaces, 1 160 fornaoes of other
kinds, 275 , coke ovens,. 2C1 smith's,
forges, 210 steam boilers. ' besides 70
! now fu process of construction. ' ' - '
lhem are,! besides -this,. 71 -steam
hammers, 2SG steam engines, S52 turn,
ing lathes, 82 shaping machines, 105
boring machines, 107 planing machines,
42 poaching and grooving machines,
32 pressing machines, 63 grinding ma
chines, 31 glazing and polishing ma
chines, and 443 machines of a miscella
In 1372. these works consumed of coal, !
wju.uuo tons ; ' ot coke, 125,000 tons ; of
water, 113,000.000 cubic feet ; of gavi
ijj.ouj.oiNj cubic Teet, supplied by the
gas works of the establishment.to 16,500
burnera. : . n r "; -.1. ;:
To facihtata trafilc at the works, there
(are 24 miles of railroad track, of the i
,nsu'U guage, with ISO sidings, and 39
V. " ' .. i
turn taoiew, euwhicu run 13 tank loco-
,'moUves, with cylinders 1G inuhea in I
j diameter, and 530 cars. Six more loco- j.
mnlltM M una In nrnmn nf Mmfnu.
tion.iTen miles of narrow gauge track
. . ... n .
(80 ia'phes). with 147 sidinga and 63 turn
tables are also in use. On this track
. n 1 - a T t 1 1 r ' t s
run 3 loeomotives (cylinders 6 inches in
aiameteri and a.u curls. ..tour loouroo.
mm fWrtA ' 1' tf..eoAa k !o A nu.l t 'f
t: 1 Horses' are also "used ou
gnuge road.- In the eurting
, there-are 1?1 Wjes aad
a .i mi t i
. OT-jA-iii'. ' ' ' u '
' i i . i, uT Vu Jr i I
Eorkslinn niest'ihlisntvi ha- thrrtvlelevl
A corps of luo watch-1
wen, and a permanent lire brigade of
Jlrj J uml of toe t
farm, stipp.y the voluntary purchasers i
l. .!.:. i.. ...i. j -i.. . j. . , . .
Sl'ona nl.tKinrv .1 rxr n,uj. Lwtj cti.
at costprices. The present monthly
rttmif M t Tvwa srnms smiliint in ahrtnf 1
$Vi.UbO fulJ. and are AontannullT in-'
ereasing. This department comprbesi
oue hotel,' three beer houses, one seltzer
water. 'maaufaetory. one fiour miU and
one bakry, with 4wo taam engines.
' The firm also possesses important
concessions ot excellent iron ore beds
in the. north of Spain, whence it is in
tended to import annually np to 300,000
tons of ore, for the productions of cast
steel; To facilitate the importation, a1
railway, in. Spain, nearly, eight mile
long, as well as several steamers, aie
now in course of construction.
The five different smelting fnrnaces
belonging to the firm produce, with
eleven blast furnaces, nearly 10,000 tons
of pig iron per month. ' They have 140
coke ovens iu operation,- and 120 in the
course ot construction ; and ateam-
engines employed iu them represent
together nearly 10,000 horse-power,
' . a a. ,
Queen and their Charities...
. , In very many cases, the former queens
of England have been noted for their
large charities. Indeed, some of them
have robbed, themselves of absolute
necessaries for the sake of their "poor".
The unfortunate Catherine of ' Aragon,
after her. separation from Henry, be
guiled her weary days by devotional
acts, needlework, and almsgiving. And
her mure hapless sneoessor, poor Anne'
Boleyn, who was in so many reepects
thoughtless; and in many more blam
able, shows a bright aide to her' char
acter by her constant charities. She
laid ' plans for bettering the condition
of tire poor artisans; she gave away
immense sums, in alma; out of her own
pocket-money had alms distributed "to
every village in England," for the poor.
During her brief tune aa queen-consort
of England she accomplished much in
this way. Though a spoiled beauty and '
court favorite; with ber better instincts
perverted by her early associations, aa
maij of-honor, she was domestic and
industriouV and, -while she lived atj
Hampton Court as qneen.i divided her
time between working at elegant tap-,
fcstry with her ladies, and Superintend
ing -the making of garments for the1
poor. It was a ireqn.su t practice of the
early queens to found small hospitals.
-where a certain number of poor, infirm,
or aged men or women should be cared
for; or to make provision for a different
class of the needy who should receive
a 4 Aily alio wauoe for life.so much money,
bread, meat, and beer the arrangement
to be perpetnal a vacancy to be filled
as soon as it oocurred. home oi the
charitable institutions ef England owe
their oricin to some such kindly motive
u.e l eart of a king or queen.
u--, : -
, '. ' ' . "
- 'Ian a m i.cai.
: ,Mau is no better than a leaf driven
by the wind until he has completely
mastered his great, lonely duties. If
he has so habit of retiring from all that
is worldly.and of conversing facato face
with his inner man, if he does not draw
down upon his soul "the powers of the
world to come, then he is no man yet ;
he has not fouad .the life of. man, nor
the strenirth of man : he is a poor, un
hannv man. soortintr onlv with shadows.
and affrighted before the Teal and the
eternal. Ho owns a great house, a wont
derf ol house, but it is shut up, and he
lives outside with hia fellow-cattle; the
inside is wholly unknown to him, and
he has lived outside so long that he ia
afraid of the inside. Think, my good
brothers and sisters, of the great, high,
serene world, in which you might live
and move and have your being.
. The T fa-Party.
ThadCa haj a tea parte: waMt it fan! .
In nbboDN and larea thev came, oue be nn..
Wa sua eet tka UM an l niarnl cat tba B-, -Aud
each, of ua held np a doll on our fcue.
Too nerer aw rhrdrra behV hi'f so w-'l :
shT,nopoUjka.laBjauiowall- ., ,
Aud (fan you believe it for ba.lurw, that da". "
Ko doily waaacut from toe iaMa away. , fc , tj'
Onadotly. howerer, tbproadeatona thara, ....
Waa drfTviimlmont tothH eerire of denir. ' -Becauae
she ht nec with a simple sautap, - s
Aiul u;et the butter-pktte into uer Up. " ' '
Themind t'ie .an rather shneHly-wTiitr
We helid all the doliiea. they looked a no lie.
We hael iake and Ian fmra on n. , n ,rtrv ..jJtm
Of course, we did nioat of the eating ourseifaa. -
- . ... I . T
Bat hmraewiTca dont know when their carea. mar
e wi .u .w was op-n.ana puasy poppea io: .
Be Jiunvedoncha-ile; aud what c 'jrotl thlulf
IMwu ful all Um crockery tnare. In a Ink.
We picked np tDa pieces, with many a sieh ; ' '
Our party bruka up.audwwall vaidKond-oy:,. j f,
P-icouie t our next oue ; but fba Me'll Uivi a
That verv bau poaef til keep outut Kifht.
' ' - ' ' ' 't I . .: :.ii
, Letteh to Boys asd Girls. I , am
going to ask you, young folks, if any of
you ever nave Kept a diary, x M journal
of passing events connected with your
self or your family affairs ? You Wvu.U
find it very useful.'" I have ;done so for
seventeen years, -anti never missed a
day which fact, shows -a methodiaal
mind at least. And it i3 'a good thing
to cultivate a methodical mind, let Tne
tell you., . The practice of keeping a
journal has been of great service to me,
as it would be to you. Get a printed
diary with blank leaves, and undr the
days of the week write whatever hap
pens to you during the day, what the
west tier may -bo ; also, -any important
pubUo -event ; and again, if you have
room, put down your good and bad
actions which will he apt to keep you
in good behavior, for, if you are truth
ful and omit nothing, you will fuel
ashamed cf your wrung doings," and
strive to do better, when you- see them
every - day , in black and white.' And
then, as to the weather and passing
events, yon will find it Tory interesting
to refer to. these entries in after days or
years, and perhaps many ot them may
be of great importance to yon, should
you wish to recall the date;, of some
event in your family. In another part
of this blank book or diary you will find
a cash account where you can enter all
your expenditures that is, the money
you spend every day, and also what you
may receive from yonr parents or
friends. At the end of every month
yoa caaadd them up. and you will thus i
know at the end of the year whether i
you have been economical or extrava-
uit 'Now I want you to ask your
parents or friends if thia would not be
S very Kood plan for you to carrv out'!
fi..a ; n.' " '
Suppose you ask' them to procure vou
the blank books, and commence,' say,
next, week; or. should you prefer, it,
TS74.-irr A"cttr Yorbct.
oeRiu on tue nr-ii uav oi me .ew tear,
? , ux .ua iradesman naa ouoe
i YLJn bu3lne81fIt
A1' dlsPsed hisgooils, and filled
TflK..Xau, tr.desman.had ouc.-!
mir. uisDoseu oi all ins
fhis purstv with cold aadsriver. 'He'
prepared afterwards to return, in order!
to reacn home bT evening. So he '
, . ... ...it
srranneii nis portmanteau, w
Ct-aS.i-vrk.l KiA ' iAlitrArlnfna rt ' w-lV. tiki
. ; i: i. u-.i j,'
ro r . At ,1(vi:r.,i ... ',t :
town,Tand as he was about to set ont much more." Tho Prfnc of Wales has "
;.' ...s.t. :u . u li.I.s at .-
hof90 d to f'Sir, amail is'waut-iW.
; . .... ., ' ..V , - r
tuK iu wid suue uu uoaib iuihi-
Xtot it be- wanting,'
Tradesman.; lamina hurry utheisectioT.ot . na,A
. .... '.
Will doubtless i hold the six hours I
ua; Jr ?-!TTh
Late in the afternoon he had to dis
mount again, and feed his horse, and at
thia place alio the boy came and told
him that a nail was wanting in one
will last out the) couple-of hours thai I
nave now to travel; 1 am m haste.
So saying he rode off ; but his horse
soon began to limp, and from limping
it came to stumbling, and presentlythe
beast fell down acd broke its . leg.
Thereupon the Tradesman bad to leave
his hore lying on the road to unbuckle
his portmanteau, and to walk-home
with it upon his shoulder, where he
arrived at last lata at night
"And all this miafortuae," said he to
himself, "is owing to the want of a. naiL
More haste the less speed !'''"
I' Whitre does ths salt on nnr jinnor-
tablea come from?,. In the first place
two Tery strange thiugs were joined .
together tb make it : a silvery metal '
called sodium, aad a poisonous yellow
ish gas called chlorine. .This .queer
metal will swim on the surface of water,
in little dancing globales, which ooo
l.ta His am, I waiLlbli 111 tllna H am A . lint
no sooner is it breathed upon by the
poisonous gas', than both vanish, and
leave in their plsce the little crystals of
aalt without which life could cot be
Salt is found in immense quantities
in the mines, of Poland, Norway and
Spain, where it is quarried like coal,
aud is quite pure ; but a great deal ia
found mixed .with o ay and wand, and
has to be purified by dissolving, it and
then evaporating the water. In Germany,
and in our own country, are many valu
able salt springs, which hold the salt in
solution ; and lakes around which the
salt constantly forms iu solid blocks.
These solid crystals must be ground I
fine before they are fit for table use.
Treea and planta need salt aa well as
human beings ; bnt there are great salt
plains, where nothing can grow, like
.the great region in South America, con-
. r - ii a . .t a
taming more man twenty tuousauu
square miles ; and another in the heart
of Persia, covered with glittering crys
tals of salt, and which have been thought
to be the beds of great ocean; whose
waters have beea-iE-nined away by vol
canoes, ,. . .-
The Box axd the Nns. A ,ljy once
found some nuts iu a Jar. Like' all
boys, he was fond of nntsjaud waaglad
to hear that ha) might put his hand once
in- the jar, and have all the nuts- he
couid then .take out. He thrust his
hand down the neck ot the jar, and took
hold of all the nuts he could. V.'hen
hia hand was quite full, hdid hi best
to draw it out of the jar. '".'''
But the neck of the jar wa.- 'small,
and hia hand waa so- fall of nuts, that
he could not draw it .put 11)- feit ao
sad, that tears fell from bis eyes. His
friend who stood near told hini to let go
half the nnts. ' ne did so, and then
drew ouf his hand with ease.)
We shall find it so in life : men .lose
all, if they try to get too maolu ... .
iltt T. P.' Bash, of Mbure City,
Ma. is in possession of a calf; the body
of which preseuta a shape very similar
to the letter S, its head being .twisted
far to one side, curving in a curious
manner, and its hind-quarters drawn
around to the opposite aide in the same
way. One eye ia on the top of the head,
looking up ; the other is under the bot
tom and turns immediately down.
"VeiiirtiJ ,: '
A Leading jConplt celebrated theJr
goldea weddirvfou Christmas day. :"
To Bay what should be said, to say '
only what should-he sttH, and to say it
on It as 'it ehdutd lecmtid is a rare gift.
The virtu of tLealippery iron pUtee.
in the sidewalks, iu assisting pedestri
an" to" an irrrtrlurrrtfry ttfrtt are becoming"'
conspicuous. " :.!
The chief secrettjf eoetfort lies in not
sufiaring triiW ta vex 'us,' and in culti
vating aa unjorrrowth of araall plea- .
snres, since Terr few great ones are to
be had ou Ion Teases. " w
A small ladV 'aged five, whose mhad 4'
not bought her the unal new clothea
for ChriHtawm; was 'fceanl to priTately
remark that ha gaesstsd "pa was hold- v
ing on for a rise la the rag market"
An Instance 6f thrdwin? on'e'a elf '
about was witnessed a fet evenings ago "
at a partT in the case of a vonnir lailv
who, whan axkMl to sing, first tossed
her htiad, aad then pitohed her roioew.v
Truth lies . in character.. Chrut did .
pot 'simply spak truth ; He was truth ;
truss throogh and thmugh, for truth is '
a thing not of words but of life and u
being. Xone but a spirit can be true.
' A lady in mpij pursuit of health "at
Saralogo, huaMed to -her physician, ;
tiu yon," was the quiet reply. N .,, .
. "Punch" thus hits off the eoai frna-
me : "Mrs. Brown presents her compli
ments to Mr. and ilea. Jones, and hopes
they will give her the pleasnre of their .
company at a ftv ,arty on londav,
March 3d ; fired lighted at 6.30." ,"!?
Sara Coleridge was a- very precoei-ma
girl, and her mind was almost the only
key that nnlecked the recesses of her
father's intricate thought and genius. "
She married her cousin, and so was a
Coleridge to the last in name as well as
intellectual idiosyncrasies. , . .
"How shall we settle the labor qnea-
tion?" exclaimed a member - of the
Georgia Legislature, in the midst of his '
gpeeoo. "By all going to work aad
earning your living . honestly 1" than- .,
dered a spectator in the gallery.' , That
sentiment brought down the house. -
The name''"Bhe Stocking," is de
rived from a literary society formed in !
Lionihm about the year 17S0, which in-.
men and women. A iren-
the name of Stillin?n'tet.whi
was in the habit of wearing blue stock
J" -CetUe alae-"
ings, was a dntangnihed member of
"Speakingof extrava rruuee in dreaa ." . ..
writes Captain Crosstree, "the most ex- "
ponsively dresseJ man I ever saw was an ' 1
African Ciiinf on ilia (UAA n;. la
i.WiTes had anoiu'tpd him thoroughly with
t (Huui ii, ana iuea powiierea him Irom
1. . .1 . . M i . " . L . , . .... -
sawliryopr life. man cot ud so 'i
terly regardless of expend ''P
1. 1-. V ... . t '
-Waeen lctona .receivr a f om the
British nation arfincoFme of $1,925,000.
nu SIW.OOO more from The Duchy of
i . . . f
TlAn4 L'bT aKoaairlBBl 4(AW a wa warawawf ..T.A
(mm s . r.
menta. which 'nmU. mt-
and reoeives JO.000 more, from
I n, T1...1,. ,.t r it
is wanwv reoeives .111,11
' foot, of 'he Duchy of Cornwall. '
, ., ! . .The discoloration of pi
. ioi-"i"iwiu ui urans irom use
j9 .coounted for ft this nlana.l If the"
...... r t r
xamiotal it wiH has
iloaml that is f
jrmed of. la vera of
ellS 'the centrflT being simitar to the'
pith of wood, whaolH rf kept in -contact'
with .the skia, absotbe the perspiration
waicn, neing acted upon by the air.
turns ' blivckfsh.'
, - - - Ms.-.. '
puada ru a -
o nicker than
whola-ouost The 1 reason some keep
their color kagar,thaa others ia on ac
oount of the cells being more minute.
A curious cose was. tried in Paterson.
55". J., , recently. , Sweo years, -ago .. ,
man's wife died, and. he iiai'eJ a lady to
store a miiltrass and' two feather beds
nutilhe could marry again. 'Recently
he wanted, them.-' nud the holder. de
manded storage, but- he would pay no
money for their storjgn, claiming thav
she had had the use of them for seven1
long year.' She, on the other hand,
claimed that she did not rue them, and
demanded the Bum of S72, or $1 per
mouth for rent for six years. He then
presented a bill of S91 for the use of
mem or ,nd thn, fl
, up a balance dira him of J1Z. Tue wo-
I man's claim was allowed, aa being vir-
(,uali COIlfeB9e1 bJ thf) defendant. .
j mhl his offt wa9 not ,n9UinuJ uJ
L verdict of 572, or her full claim, was
j ... ... ' - -
A correspondent of a Georgia paper
writes that in Athens, in that State, iu
a beautiful residence, set in a snug
grove, live Mr. Y. L. G. Harris and his '
wife. For five years a pair of red birds
have built their nest in a tree very near
their parlor window ; and each succes
sive year the old birds bring back their
young of the year before, to live upon
the bounty of their benefactors. ' The
most peculiar thing, though, is the pas
Siou which the patriarch bird haa for
music As soon as any one commences
playing on the piano iu the parlor, thia
remarkable bird flies to the window-sill.
"! there, by grotesque motions, shows
how completely his soul is aroused by
the harmony. - When the window ia
down he will dash himself against the
pane of glass with the utmost fury, as
if to get inside, bat when the window
is raised never ventures farther than '
. The negro and mule are inseparable
companions in the Southern cotton
fields, and. like, the Hiawathan atring
and bow, useless each without the other.
The lazy indifference aod careless cru
elty of the one, and wonderful powers
of endurance of severe labor, bad treat
ment, and neglect - of the other, com- -plete
the compatibility of the two races
necessary for the production of 4,000,000
of bales. A characteristic anecdote may
be relished by those who have had ex
perience of the two. The spectator had '
taken refuge from the van's perpendica- -lar
rays under the shade of a spreading
beech, tegmine fu&i, and lay re
cumbent, enjoying the fitful breeaea
and the sombre frothiness of the eoun- .
try newspaper. Along the dusty road
which paaaed by this retreat cams jog-
giug a negro, mounted on a mule, both
apparently fast asleep. As the somno
lent pair approached the" spot, some,
wicked sprite of the place gave the pa
per a flirt, which was no sooner seen and
heard than the mule, as mules only -know
how, instantly 'swapped; enda, t
and leaving the negro sprawling in the
dirt, took his departure under full sail. -The
negro- half raising himself, and
wiping the dust from eyes and mouthy '
watched the retreating mule for some
time in silence, but at length, uncon
scious of an auditor, gave expression to
this philosophical soliloquy: "Data
what makes me 'spise a mule T