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Love and Time,
The archer boy went forth ouo day,
Heart-shooting, toward the north, tl:r y say,
Though some say south, some east, seme wei-t:
Few know the points bo likes the ten'.;
But very likely 'twill be found
Love took the wide world iu his round;
Where'er he went 'twas all the same,
Earth was his covert filled with game
Male hearts, nnat eahy to be got at,
And femilos, exger to bo shot at.
Of all the days in the year, the day
We speak of was tho firat of May,
Which all the world duelaro, with ronton,
The opening of Love's shooting siaiscn,
When every blessed thing of life
And nature's heart with joy is rife;
Ho there was nothing else to do,
But shoot ahead the wholo day through,
And bag the spoils of Love's battue.
Returning home from his excursion,
Pleased with bis opening day's diversion,
Love saw an old man pass the way
Who on hie path refused to ety;
TwasTime, who never stops his flight
For god or men, by day or night;
At him the boy let tly a shaft,
The last of all bis quiver left,
Which the old scytho-man deftly parried
With tho well-tempered blado he carried,
Crying cut, "Sad boy, j on do uot know
The difference 'tw;xt frieud and foe;
You seem to kuow but naught about mo,
How ill soe'er you'd do without me.
Without Time's aid too toon yoa'd find
Love would bo booted by mankind,
Your follies all exposed by reason,
By truth your fickluuoss and treason;
And learn, vain fool, that here below
The tears that from your victims flow
Are, as they drop from sorrow's cup,
By Time, tho comforter, dried up'.'
A I'AIUV sTIHiV FOK Till! II I I.UIt l .
A flnicu-baired, freckle-faced boy was
Johnny, with blue eyes aud lips like
ripe cherries, llo was the grandBon of
a email farmer, his own father and
mother being dead and gone, and laid
in God's acre. Grandfather was un old
man, yon may be sure, and perhaps he
was a little crots, Johnny thought so
at all events, and fancied that his own
life was very hard.
When Johnny was taking care of the
few sheep that belonged to his grand
father, he would sometimes see the young
lord of the manor tide by on his milk
white pony, with a servant-mau in green
and (.old riding behind him on a chebt
nut cob. Then Johnny would pout his
cherry lips and the tears would come
into his eyes, and ho would Fay to him
self: 'Why was not I born to htve a
milk-white pony aud a servant iu green
and gold? I am qtuto as good as he is ;
I am bigger and stronger and ju&t as
good-looking; who is hr, to ride, when I
have to walk ? Ah, I wish'
And there Johnny stopped and fell
into a reverie wlr'ra is sometimes as
bad as falling into a mill pond.
Johnny had cften beard talk of the
fairies, the good little people, light as
thi.'-tle-down and beautiful as innocence,
dwelling in the bell-flowers, drinking
dew nectar, and happy, aye, as happy
as the moonlight night was long.
One night Johnny made up his mind
that he would look out for Ihe fairies.
So, in not the bi'fct of tempers and
the very lowest of spirits, Johnny came
to look out for the fairies. He lay down
on the grass and kept very quiet till the
village clock struck twelve; then he
heard a rustle and a bustle and voic?s
not so loud as the buzz of the blue-bottle,
and laughter i oiroely so distinct as
the chirp of the crii-ket but he knew
it was the fairies, and his heart went
thump! thumpl thump!
Presently he ventured to look round
him. Tho moon was shining brightly,
and by its light ho saw the gayest com
pany of miniature beings you can pos
sibly imagine, dancing merrily. Time
would fail to tell you how beautiful they
all were, how gayly dressed, how ojnr
teons to eacb other, and how graceful in
every motion. Johnny rubbod his eyes and
faccied he was dreaming; he streh-hed
out his hand and ran it into a lot of net
tles, and that quite convinced him he
was wide awake. The smart sting made
him cry out, and instantly the ball bo
il ime a rout. The fairies fled iu mad
haste, seme hiding themselves under
the leaves, some burying thomselves in
bell-flowers, all escaping except one,
and he got his feet entangled in a rpi
der's web, and ojuU do nothing but
wriggle and cry out.
Jolmuy cime to his refrue, but oo-
fore releasing him bogged a boon.
What will you have?' said tho little
fairy. 'Speak qu'Vkly, aud got me out
of this horrible web,
I want to be as well ofl as the little
lord of the manor.'
Tush,' quoth the fairy, 'you are bet
'If you say that you know nothing
about it,' said Johnny 'and you may
stop in the web till the spider finds you.
Why, he has a whito pouy aud a servant
in green and gold, and 1'
'You are a healthy little shepherd boy,
without a care.'
'I am worn out with care,' said John
ny. 'My grandfather is cross; the black
bread is hard and riot too much of it;
my j cket is patched, my shoes almost
worn out; the sheep mtrary, and the
dog obstinate. Cmie, what will yon do
'Would you c'jBtige plros with the
boy you envy?'
Yes, of c ) arse I would. ' i
'1.3 it co lift me ont of tho wtb.'
When Johnty disentangled him frons
tho mesh, tho fuiry uttered some strange
words whlc'i Johncy c mid never re
member, and tho lit Ul of fairies all faded
awny, and he was slocpiug on a soft
couch. JI woke with a start and looked
round him in surprise. The gray light
of the morning was stealing into the
room, and he saw that the opartment
was riohly furuifched. A cUc'i struck
At that moment the doe r opened and
a man in a striped j ticket come in, aud
gave him good morning. After this he
lifted him into a cjld bath. It was in
vain that Johnny protested he was not
used to it, and did not like it. The
man only shook his head very gravely,
and went on plunging him till he was
sntisfled; then ho rubbed him dry wilh a
rough towel. After this ho helped him
to dress, and Johnny had never had bo
mroU trouble before. It rcjupied
nearly on hour, and when it was over
there cime a tap nt tho door, sud a mes
sage tosay that Mr. Sterne was expect
ing Sir Charles in tho study,
'Who is he?' said Johnny.
'lour tutor, sir, of course.'
'What's he want with me?'
'To prepare you for the day's exer
cises.' 'I can get cxeic;se enough without
him. Just you get mo some milk and
bread, and I'll have a run in the fields.'
The mnn in the striped jacket hold up
his hands iu dismay. lie assured John
ny tho thing was impossible, and with
out further parley led him out of tho
room, across a pansage, into a chamber
with more books in if than Johnny sup
posed could ever have been written or
printed in the world.
Mr. Sterne, a utifl-loofeiug geutlcmaa
in a suit of black, gave him good morn
ing with much bolrmrity, and then be
gan to scold him for being late. Tuere
were Latin, English, aud mathemati
cal exeic'scs to le gone thrcngt, and
they would occupy much time. With
a failing heart Johnny took up his book
and looked at the psge. Strangely
enough to himself he could read it,
and when bis tutor took the book and
questioned him about it, he could repeat
it but it made bis head ache, and he
felt sick sud wonry.
'If yon please, may I have a little
milk?' he linked; 'or a little woter?'
'Certainly not. It is time, however,
that you took your tonic.'
In answer to Mr. Sterne's summons,
the man in tho striped jacket appeared
with a wineglassful of oh such nasty
stuff ! and Johnny was obliged to take
it, every drop. Feeling very much tho
worse for his draught, the poor boy went
on with his lessons till half ait soveu,
when Mr. Sterne, in a terribly frigid
way, said : 'Sir Charles, it is the hour
for your constitutional prrmenade.'
Johnny at first thought he was going
lo have a dose of something more nasty
than he had had before, but he soon
learned that Mr, Sterne meant that they
were to go into the gardens, which he
was very glad of. But when he got in
to the gardens, and they were grand,
beautiful gardens- I can tell you that
and would have taken a sharp run, he
was rebuked by Mr. Sterne for his 'vul
garity,' and forced to walk as solemnly
as a mnte at a funeral. Johnny began
to compose himself with the idea, when
he heard the breakfast-bell ringing, that
ho should have some wonderfully nice
things to eat. Visions of old partridge
aud pigeon pie, and ham and eggs and
fried salmon, flitted before Lim; but
alas! bow mistaken was be. All these
things, and more, were on the table,
but not for him. lie had a bowl of
bread and milk, and nothing else, on
account of his weak digestion. After
breakfast there were more k'HsotiB hard,
dry, dreary lessous, accompanied with
much rebuke. There was a Fieuoh
master, and a dmi-'ng master, and a
writing master, and a fencing master;
there was a musio master also, and I
don't know bow many besides. Poor
Johnny's head was very, very bad be
fore dinner-time; it seemed to him to
be made up of plates of rod-hot iron
welded together with boiling lead.
Dinner! (July one dish roast mutton
a piles of stale bread and a glass of
water! Oh how Johnny yearued for a
hunk of bread and cheeso and a slice of
onion. There were moro lessous after
dinner, and after that the pony. But
by this time Johnny was so sick and
weary he begged hard that he might be
allowed to go to bed. Mr. Sleruo could
not hear of it. Sj Lo mounted the
white pony, saw a little girl, as tired as
himself, on a cream-eolored pony, was
escorted by servants in gol 1 aud colors,
aud felt most miserable.
As Johnny rode by the pastures where
he was wont to take care of the sheep,
he saw his own very self lookiug, oh
so happy, among the sheep, with old
'Brownie' that was the dog full of
his gambols. What would he not have
given to jump off the pony's back and be
himself again, but he could not do it!
A he rode on Le began t ) say to him
self, 'Why should I be stint up iu a big
house, and made to do this and that and
the other? why ah, I wish,' and
then he fell into a reverie.
When the ride was over bo w ont back
to the great house, and with the little
lady who bad ridden with him, was ush
ered into a state) room, where a lot of
entlemen in white waistcoat-s were eat
ing fruit aud drinking wine,. He had
to stop there for almost half an hour
without speaking a word, aud was re
galed with one small bunch of grape.",
At the end of the half hour be was taken
away by Mr. Stirne, iu whose presence
be purtook of a cup of milk and water
with a piece of dry toast. Then be
was sent to bed, as miserable a boy as
could have been found within the four
In his sleep came the fairy to him.
'Mortal child are j on pleased with the
'Oh no, good fairy let me be my own
very self again. Brownie is a good dog.
I love the dear old sheep, aud I so loug
to be with grandfather.'
'But what of the white pony?'
'I don't want the white pony. I like
to be myself ; I will never euvy any
body again. Good, kind fairy, take me
And when Johnny awoke be was at
home; and did not he enjoy his break
fast! and as he went after the sheep,
with Brownie up to all manner of tricks,
did he not say to himself, ' whh (ah!
that sounds ilaugerous, but it was not)
I wUh mat mvtr with to chnnyc my
MaM'iiliue and Feminine Morality.
I could never understand the opposite
system of weights and measures which
have been established for ganging mor
ality amoug meuand among women.
The strictest amoug us allow that a
young man should sow bis wild oats;
but who ever admitted the same neces
sity in the case of girb? We say that
man should have bis amusement bis
clubs, cigars, horse-races, flirtations and
liquorings; but suppose our women anil
girls came to us reeking of tobneso?
Supposing they addicted themselves
openly to nips of grog and absinthe
when their spirits were low? Supposiug
they sat down to quiet rubbers of whist
orecarte, gambling away their house
hold money just to while off dull hours.
We demaud so much excellence of our
women that the worst of them are still
bettor than tho average man.
I have known some women who were
social outcasts, and who, in point of
heart, conduct and general moral recti
tude, might have furnished stuff for tho
making of very upright gentlemen in
deed. They had fallen once, it is true,
but what a fearful penalty they had been
made to poy for one slip, while, by com
parison, the kindred penultiea of men
are so slight. If a young man gets mixed
up in sonio disgraoeful entauglement,
breaks a heart, and thrown a young girl
upon the streets after haviug ruined her
life, people say of him, ompassionate
ly, by-and-bye: 'Be was eo young when
he did it, aud now ho has turned over a
new leaf;' but if an inexperienced girl,
a mere child of sixteen or seventeen,
comes to harm through a moment's
weakness, born of too much love and
over-confidence in her betrayer, who
ever thinks of pleading her youth as an
exctiBe? Who ever urges seriously that
a girl 'has turned over a new leaf?'
Conundrum on the Rail,
The fat passenger, who has been
puffing and panting ever since we left
Boston, trying to fit himself into a
Wagner chair, baa at last sighed him
self into contentment, and remarked:
'This New York express reminds me
of our modern American life.'
'Wha' for?' asked the cross passenger.
'Constant strain,' replied the fat pas
senger, in the tone of a satistled man.
Everybody looked amazed, but no
body said anything, aud presently the
silence became oppressive. The fat
passenger looked uneasily at bis audi
ence. 'Oh, no,' be said, suddenly, 'Oh, no;
a fast strain, that's it; fast dtrain, fast
The cross passenger grunted.
The tall, thin passenger said it was
more like v'ie knot in the hangman's
rope. We a.l looked "Why ?' at him,
aud he committed himself as follows:
Beciiise it's the last strain.'
'But this isn't the last train,' said the
cross passenger; 'there's two more trains
'It's like a Lrghorn chicken, then,'
said the passenger with tho sandy
goatee; it's the best strain.'
'And it's like a sun dial,' said tho fat
passenger; 'becaime it gets through by
'And it's like a cross dog,' observed
the sad passenger; 'because it starts at
'Yes,' said the tall, thin passenger;
'but the train goes after it starts, and
tho watch dog doesn't.'
'No,' observed the passenger with the
saudy goatee; 'but the man be starts at
does.' Ihirdt tto.
'Do you understand tho nature aud
solemnity of an oath?' the judge of
Yundalia asked a witness who had come
up from the lower end of the state.
'Well, yes,' tho witness replied, after
some study: 'I reckon I know the nutur'
of an oath, but there never appeared to
be no powerful amount of solemness
about sweariu' to me. . It alius come
kind of nat'ral like. Mam sworo a little
when she was riled, dad was a boru
ensser, and Tarson Bedloe' But the
court exoased him without further pedigree.
Baltimore's New Water Work-.
The sc-vcu-mile tunnel of I! iltiruore's
water works 1ms successfully progressed
until it is uow opened tho entire length
tho alignments proving correct. Tin's
tunnel has been nnd- r construction
siune April, 1870, an I its successful
completion is regurdo.l t.n one of the
grout engineering nohiovonit r.t'j of the
day. It run- iu a perfectly straight 1 ue
for nearly its wholo lcutli, oud is
twelve feet in i!i.imct r. F.ve trilcH of
the tunnel were cut through solid rock,
through tho devices of which springs
of ice-cold water gush forth in many
places, until their conjb:ned volume
forms quite a hrtte t-treaui. Two miles
of the tuunel will lie bricked up. Fif
teen Khit'ts in all were sunk, some of
them as deep as .TK) leet, aud au evi
dence of tho skillful engineering done
on the work is tho f:ict (but ul! the
be-adings met on a straight line, so that
the interior of the tuunel i eveu
throughout, Althongh tlietuuu. 1 is now
cut clear through, it will not bo fully
completed for about truo nioniln, as
much masonry work still remains t be
doue. Mr. It. K. Mtrtiu, chief engineer
of the new water works, s iys ho does not
yet know the cost of the tunnel, but it
will probably not fall below SI . oOO.OOi).
When completed they will be thu most
complete and largest water works in this
country, aud the vi-itor along the line
can not but bo impressed with their
Xew Method of Execution Bomaiided.
Dr. Park Bsji.j luiiu, of New York, who
is one of the most earnest advocate of
electricity as a substitute for tho haug
mau's noose in eases of capital puuish
mc nt, says an apparatus power u1 enough
to kill at a single shock more men than
were ever executed together on one
scaffold, could bo packed away iu a
moderate-sized trunk, so arranged that
nothing but theconuocting wires and the
discharging button should protrude. A
the time and place Used for tho execu
tion all tho sheriff would have to do
would be to attach the wires to the base
of tho bruin, or each sido of thu spine,
and press the button. Tho victim woiil 1
literally never know what hurt him: for
as it requires ouo-teuth of a second for
tho nerves to transmit a sensation to
the brain, oud electricity tnveli, t.n
thousand times fuster than human sti:
sation, it is elear tho muu would be dead
before tho nerved could register any
pain. Mr. JJei j imin mentions, iu con
firmation of this statemeut, ;hut the
Stovens institute, at Floboken, N. J.,
has an electric CMil which yields sparks
twenty oue inches long, that will pene
trate glass bloekri three inches thick ; aud
that one in tho po-session of the 11 yid
Polytechnic inslitu'e, iu Loudon, pro
du?es llghtuiug flashes twenty-nine inch
es in length .
Twenty years ago this one made cau
dles, that one sold candles and butter,
another butchered, a fourth carriel on
a distillery, another was a contractor on
canals, others were merchants aud me
chanics. They are acquainted with
both ends of socioty, and their children
will be after them, though it will not d
to say so out loud. For ofteu you fiud
these toiliug worms hatch butterflies
and they live about a year. I -nth
brings a division of property, aud it
brings new financiers. Tito old geut is
discharged, the young geut takes reve
nncs aud begins to travel toward pov
erty, which he reaches before deith, or
his children do if he docs uot, so that,
in fact, though there is a sort of money
ed rank, it is not hereditary; it is acces
sible to all. The father grubs aud
grows rich; his children strut aud use
the money. The chil irtii in turn in
herit pride aud go shiftless to poverty.
Next their children, reiuvigorated by
fresh plebiau blood find by the snicil of
the clod, come np again. Thus society,
like a tree, draws its B.ip from the earth,
changes it into seed oud blossoms,
spreads them around in great gl"ry,
sheila them, to fall to the earth again,
to mingle with the soil, aud at lngth to
reappear in new dress aud frish gurui
turo. The Infants of Spain.
A foreign corre'spoudi ut iu Madrid
writes: Children's costume here is
very cheap aud cooler thiiu the cln c t
late, aud very much more chiss e. The
best people) prefer to have the ilenr lit
tie ones trot about unencumbered with
the fashions of diminutive IWimju la
dies and gentlemen. 1 suppose 'uuturo's
dress is loveliness,' as Tom Moore says
about Nora Creeua's costume; but then
there is such a thing as nr iahl nimi.i,
A little of this c mtuiue goes a loug way,
particularly if tho sweet bubo is invited
to hit on your knee and piny with your
watch chain and wants to moo 'wheels go
wound,' like tho renowned 'Helen's
Babies.' Au oily nude infant on your
best black pants is rather impressive,
and you come away a man of mark and
The anutnl report of tho st.ite super
intendent of education of South Caroli
na shows that the total school a teud
ouce for the ynir 187H 7t) was 122 blil,
of which 58,3(')8 were white pupils, aud
64,095 colored, an excess of 5,727 color
Immensity of the Dairy Interest.
1'iesiileut Thuibtr, of the) Interna
tional Dairy Fair Association, in the
course of his speech at tho eipeuing of
the so oud annual exhibition of the
liBKie'utiou in New York, gave some
interesting ttatiHtics concerning duiry
interest abroad, ir.m which it uppc-ars
thut America bends the list of daily
countries, with 1:5 000,000 milch cows;
Germany coming in x1, wih H,(i('il,221 ;
Franco third, with 4 ,.113, 705; Great
lirituiu and Ireland coming fourth,
with 3,7i 8 7f-0, unci Switzerland falling
bi-t, with M'2-WC, During the year
1 878 thire were niai uiaetured in this
count i y 900 000,000 pounds of butter
and 340 OuO,0!'O ponuds of cheese; but
i f the foimeronly M.9 per cent, was ex
ported, as against 41 0 per cent, of the
latter. Tho small percentage of our
butter which goi-s abroad is due, Mr.
Thnrber thinks, to th; fact that the
home demand f r llrst-elass butter is
fully equal to the supply, while foreign
markets ore already over-tocke 1 with
inferior grades. Ho notes the fact that
while Di omaik's total unijuul produc
tion is but 0'U(Xl,0('0 p-mn.V, 3'.,000,
('00 poun "s, or lllty per ceut., is ( x
ported to other d-uutries; aud ho sug
gests that, with proper care in the
manufacture of American butter, our
own exports might be brought up to the
prominent position which cheese uow
occupies in our foreign trade. Mr.
Thnrber is a strong advocate of the
creameiy system, nud believes that if
fjrmi rs intrusted tbe making of butter,
us well as chee'se, to these establish
ments, there would soon be a marked
improvement in the ijrade. It is not
unlikely that this, will shortly come to
piss. Tho success of the New York
ereamirii s has led to their establish
ment iu other statis; atd when e.-nce it
baa bee-u satisfactorily hown that the?
improved maehineiy uow available for
handling the products of the dairy cm
make cheaper uud bitter butter than
can be made at home, farmers will be
glad to abandon the ancient handchnru,
and turn tho busim-Hs if butler making
over to professional-!. It is but another
stepiu the specialization of industries.
A Sadly Alllieted Town.
A carefully prepared report, from
(ihuoiser, Mu-f., gives u feaiful
reci rd of themon lost iu the uShcries
from that port utid vessels wrecked dur
ing the pa--t year. The statement, so
far as the loss of life i concerned, is
entirely unpn c.deuted in the history
of tho business. Scarcely a week during
tho year but has wituesse-d some destruc
tion. Thirtot u v.'ksc'.s went down, 1 IX
men were drowned, 50 women were
widowed aud 150 children made father
less by tuo siua;!" February gale. So
overwhelming n c ilamity could rot fail
to aw ikon a generous symoathy, aud
S'2S,210 72 were contributed to feed,
clothe aud shelter the survivors of the
lost mariners. Tho February gale,
however, furnishes but part of the
direful history of the Gloucester fisher
ies for lh7'.. Iu all thirty ves-jels, ag
gregating 11 Hi I tous, comprising over
a tenth part of the uhi:ig tonnage of
the port, valuml at SI IS, 78.), all of which
were insured iu mutual system for .'..",
1 s5, sailed to roturu no more, an 1 240
lives have been lost, leaving 88 widows
and 219 fatherless children. There are
two vessels uow absent for which grave
fears are entertained, tho Andrew
Ligutou and the Harry C. Maeki y. If
these do not soon return it will add
tweu'v-two niAire to the number.
A Student's riisiicee-sfii! Trick,
One day, when Professor Sillimau, of
Yale college, bal given notice to a class
of btuiteuts that he would experiment
with laughing gas in the college labora
tory, a senior privately informed bis
comrades that he knew the effect of the
gas exactly. No fellow while under its
influence was responsible for what be
did or said, aud he should like the op
portunity to iuh ilo the gas oui speak
ins mind freely, and Professor Sillimau
heard of this. When the class men were
assemble 1, bo administered the ans
thetic to the istuletit out of a leather
bag. The effect was terrible. The
young man sworo dri-adfnl'v at good
Professor Sillimau, aud culled him nil
sorts of hard names, and wa going on
at a fearful rate, wheu the professor
told him he u- ei uot b. quite so irrn
sponsible, for up to that time there bad
nothing gouo into the leather bag l
eept common nir. The youug fellow
felt pretty cheap until after the elis
got through H'-outing at him.
The Post murk Bet raved Her,
A lady write to one of the city dailies,
compl tiniug it - desecrating the Sabbath
by issuing a Hun ay edition, and with
lirumi g her mb.-criptioii, as she would
not counteuunce such wickedness. Her
letter was dated Monday morning. But
the remorsedoss post' Hi 'e had printed
its pohtmark with unusual legibility,
aud the date was Sunday! The woman
who was too gooil to tolerate a Sunday
paper, wishod the editor to understand
thut she was also too good to write Lir
note on Suu-luy, but i ho had not atop
pod to re-flee t that, although she might
try to deceive with a false date, the
postoffi',e wouldn't lie for her! This is
a queer world.
ITEMS OF (iENKKAL INTEItEST.
Kansas claims 8i!),t78 Inhabitants, or
au iucMuso of 1 J 1,0b7 in a single year,
C! d. Clayton, of Asheville, N. C, has
a suit ex President Johnson ouoo made
lvigi nie is r ally going to Zululand
to v. sit tho place where her sou was
Win. II. Ynu'li rbiit and bis sons have
begun the e notion of four residences in
I'lltt avenue, New York, whi;'h are to
cost l,05O OOo iu the aggregate.
Iu Cuicago, during the present year,
one thousand and six'y- five new build
ings., mostly brick, have been erected,
at an asgregate xoeue of s?Ci,454,000.
The bigirest alin'.u in the worltl was
brought into Vic'oria, Vancouver Is
land, I'. itish America. It weighol
uiue-ty-eiglit pounds, au.1 was fiveand-a-half
Jackson, Miss., is building ft new
opera house, capable of sentiug nine
hundred people, ai it is sa. that when
completed it will be one of the prettiest
theaters ii- the South.
Ou the day that Senator Biyord was
fir.-t elected to the Unite! States Senate,
his fa' her, James . Beyard, was re
ele'cted lo the same Lody, the only in
stance of the kiud in the history of the
The bell-punch register has e use to
be regarded iu Texas as a meru farce.
Iu Houston one leading suloon which
registered over 1 100 on the malt register
for C'tobvr shows only 1!) glaset-s of beer
sold during November.
The New Orleans J'i-ai:m thinks it
would be a wise investment for the peo
ple of L luii-iiiua to establish in that city
a free hotel for the reception and e-utr-tainmeut
of emigrants for a time suf
ficie'ut to ouable them to find homcB and
The depression of business iu Berlin
coutiLues general, aud is daily becom
ing more severe. At tho bauks there is
little doing, and in mercantile circles
tin-re is almo-d hopeless stagnation. Of
7iH) houses belonging to budding asso
ciations, not more than oue thiid are
In Chicago, the first week in Dscem
bcr, the sales of provisions were unpre
cedented 8( 6, OK) barrels of mess pork,
125,000 tierces of lard aud 35,000,000
pounds of meat haviug beu disposed
of. These saies are equivalent to 835,
(h 0 (Kb) pounds of produce, valued at
By a lire wlre'i threatened the total
destruction of the Wesleyuu chapel, in
the City road, L nido:i, the main c:iapel
was greatly njured, and the historic
building, Wesley's moruiug chapel, ww
gutted. Wesley's pulpit was saved.
The beautiful frescoed ceiling is irrep
arably ii'jurcd, aud great doubts sre
entertained whether the roof of the
structure can be restored.
Mrs. Jane Gny Swisshelm has ascer
tained from Buckle, a good authority,
that for every twenty girls there are
tweuty-ono boys born; and, consequent
ly, she infers that every woman ought
to have a husband, aud every twenty
families a goo. I commonstock old bach -elor
uncle who will buy drums for the
boys, dolls for the girls and take the
young ladies to the opera.
It is a fact that the Biltimora paves
of streets use sand from E jgland and
Fratca cheaper tnan they can get Mary
land sand. Our exports so largely ex
ceed our imports that ves-els from
Europe which used to bring merchau -dise
a'.nl take back ballast, now ci rue
la.leu with sand, as bullast, and return
with our products. Oa reachiug this
port they givo the sand to any one who
will haul it away.
Among several curious habits of tho
wooi'c ick, its practice of oinying its
youug is perhaps the most interesting.
The testimony of many competent wit
nesses is cited to corroborate the state
rucut. The late L. Lloyd, wrote: 'If,
in shooti' g, you meet with a brood e,f
woodcocks, and the young can not fly,
the old bird takes them sepat.dely be
tween her feet, aud flies from the dogs
with a moaniug cry.'
For some time past Chinese aromati
smoke rods have been used for perfum
ing rooms. They are grayish brown
sticks, which are easily kiudled and
bum slowly with a bright glow, leaving
u rndiiy ash behind and diffusing a
pleasant aroma ou the air. They are
formed of powdered cacitrilla bark,
from which the bitter principle has bi eu
boiled out, leaving the aromatic resin.
These grounds are kui'ivli'd into a soft
mass with trugui'uuth gum and then
molded into rod-.
A ItcinurRahlc Case.
The niedie.ll turn in New Philadel
phia, ellno, are much excited at the
condition of a child, about two yours
old, iu the family of Jo:ji p!i Kinsley. In
July last the limbs of the child begun to
harden. Since that time the hardness
has increased, and has spread over its
eutire body. The hands ore drawn shut,
aud its limbs are so bout that it has no
use of them. The head, neck, arms and
legs arc now so bard that not th slight
est indentation can be made upon them,
nor could auy petrifaction be harder.
The limbs of the child seem bloodless,
and are cold as marble. It Las some
appetite, aud at times tries to talk. A
living petrified child is considered ou
riosity without a parallel.