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It is His birthday-His, tho Iloly CL.U !
And inuoceut ohildkoad blossoms now anew,
Under the dropping of celestial dew
Into its heart, out of this hcavouliir F.ower,
That penotra'os tin lo vl e-it roof-troa bow.r
With fragrance of an eden unsettled:
Oh.hap; y cbildrtn, praite Him in yom mlrtb
The Hon of Goi born with j ou ou the earth 1
It is Hie birthday His, in whom onr youth
Becomes immortal. Nothing gorid, orsweot,
Or beautiful, or needful to eoniplue
The being that no charts, shall suffer blight,
All that in ni His Father can delight,
He paves. He makes eternal as His truth.
P.-a se Iliui for oueauotber, loyal frioi.ds!
Tno friendship If a awakens, never ends.
It is Hia birthday and this world of onrs
Is a new earth, since He hath dwelt therein,
Is even as heaven, since One L f e without cin
Ma le it a home: II in voice is in the air,
H;s face looks forth from beauty everywhere,
His breath is sweetness at the sou! of flowerc
A'ld in Him-joy beyond ail joy of thete
Man wakes to glorious posfibilitiia!
It is H i birthday and onr birthday too?
H'imanity was one long dream of Him,
l"..tiirie came, with fl .ful glow, and dim.
The altars heavenward smoked from vague
Djipair half stifling aspiration's Ore.
Ho is man's lest ideal, eViuiug through
TLis life of ours, wherciuto lljwctb Hie,
God, inttrblent with human dcetinics.
It is His birthday His, the ouly One
Who ever malo life's meaning wholly plain.
Dawn is He to onr uij;bt! No longtr vain
And purposolues our onward struggling
The hope Ho briugetb over-flaodi our fears:
Now do we know the Father, through the Son!
Ob earth, Oh heart, be glad oa this glad
Ood is with man'. L'fe, Lifs to us is born!
The Story of a Granted Wish.
Dullerton was justly narao.l, for it was
tJio quietest, cleanest, dreariest country
totrn in Eoglaud. I epent three years
there with uu old aunt, and hopo I may
ntTer visit the place agaiu. There was
nothing to eee, not'aiug to do, nothing
to think ob-mt. I wai too thoroughly a
oocknoy to oare for country pursuits,
aud. besides, wo lived in a co.iutiy town,
not village. Qero I lived -or vegeUted
for three years. Aud all that time I was
sighing for an alveuture somothiug to
happen, something to break the monot
ony of existence. The reader shall hear
how I gained my wish at last ami learned
to indorse tho truth of Pope's woj.ds.
To know tho misery of a granted
We bad a fiuo old church nt Dallor-
ton, almost us large as a smnll cathedral
(excuse tho Irishism). It was rich iu
brasses and fiuo tuinbs; indeo.l, I really
believe there were more male illlgies ou
the tombitoues than young moa in thn
town. The clmreh though vory tine was
sadly out of repair; but one goDj thiug
it possessad mi exaellout orgiu, whijh
had been loft the pi ica by n native of Dul
lerton. I wa9 passionately of music, and
when our good eu-.y vicar gave me curti
blanch'; to use this organ, I found life
at Dullerton more endurable. As an
artist's daughter I could not be insensi
ble to the beauty of the church itself;
and botweon practicing on tho orgaa,
sketching the interior of thocharoli, and
making myself intimately acquainted
with tho tombs and brasses, I spent a
Kreat pirt of the day in tho sacred edi-
One cold, wintor afternoon I remombcr
having a peculiarly dismal fit, having
been in doors for two or three days in
oonseqnenoe of a ki'avy fall of snow; and
when, late in the afternoon, it begui to
clear, I felt I mut go out, if only for
an hoar. Spite of Aunt Anne'B mildly -expressed
astonishment, I went out, and
felt I must try just one chant upon that
deir old organ. 0-illiog at the vicarage
for the key of tho church, I went on
my willful way, little thinking how soon
my louging for au 'adventure' was to be
satisfied. It was growing dusk as I
unlocked the heavy door and stepped
inside the ouiuo'j; so dusk, in fact, that
I miBse 1 my footing at the step iusije.
and slipped", falling against tin door in
my efforts to save myself. Tho dojr
slammed to, leaving tite key on the out
side. So here I was a prisoner. The
door, like everything else, was out of
repair, and depended ou the key for
opening it; there was no latoh within.
I tried to tarn the key through the koy-
holo, but ouly saocaede I in breakiug my
nails. Then I ramemberod reading how
some one similarly situated bad rung
the bell. Bat, alas, our belfry was ap
proaobed by a flight of turret stairs,
terminated by a door, which I foun 1
The church was about ten minutes'
walk from any habitation and no one was
likely t.) pi it, so l might have shouted
forever without attracting ntteution,
even could my v-iioa hava penetrated
through the nt u! oaken don-. I once
thought of escaping by thi windows,
but thoy were all tjo high from the
groan 1, anl even iu this emorgeuoy I
should lnvo he.Vit ttdd at breakiug a pane
of the rars old glass. My only hope
was tnit A fit A iuo woul I bsjome
olirraei aul miss ta I h promised
torotriu ths ky at tho viowago as I
Wi)ut horns, but it was doubtful if my
uon-appar.no'S that ovenln would ex
oite anrprisj. Mr. Sjt, our old bach
elor visar, wis one of thn m:?t absimt
of men, and, if he was immsrsel in his
book, had probably forgotten th key
and myself by this time. My only hope
of rescue lay in Aunt Auno.
As I rose from the step where I had
been sitting reflecting on the situation,
I began to feel that alveuturcs, aft.-r
all, were not without alloy. I thought
so still more soni') hour later. Spite of
my wrappings I was cold, so I gathered
etray pieces of carpot and rugs from tho
seats, and built myself a warm nest by
the chancel, where I could command a
full viow of the door in case ai,y one
came to look for me.
I was neither a nervous nor a puper
stitious girl, hut the weirdnoss of tho
church in the fading light gave me such
uncomfortable, 'creepy' sensations tkat
I closed my eyos to keep out the ppeo
I must have slept somo hours, for, ou
awakening, the moon was shining. 1
now began to feel very uneasy. Was I
condemned to 'make a night of it' in the
chtRch? It was a bte Vug the uoxt day
was Sunday, I thought ruefully, at any
rate I was sure to be found when Buuu
ders came to open tho doors, I lay look
ing down the long vis'a of the nave, at
a'l the familiar tombs I knew so well:
the knights and ladies lying stiff pud
still, with solemn-faced rows of children
knepling at their side. The white fig
ures looked ghastly enough in the un
certain light, and brought into my mind
all the ghostly stories I had ever heard.
I sat np and endeavored to shake off the
uncomfortable tens it ion? creeping over
me, and told myself how absurd it was
to think of such rubbish. As I raised
myself my glance fell on a large square
tomb nearly opposite. I knew every
stone ia tho church and that special
tomb was an old eye-sore to me; for
though it was clearly intended to bear a
recumbent tlllgy, the figure was now
wautiug. Yet, as I looked aorossuow, I
distinctly saw a figure lying on the slab.
Mr. Scott Las actually filled up that
blank tomb at last,' I thought, and If
strained my eyes to distinguish what
kiud of a figure be had selected. Its
legs were crossed, I was sure; therefore
it must be a crusader. Tho only dis-
tiuet part about it was tho crossed legs,
for a pillar hid the upper part of the
body from my viow. Looking steadily
at it I fancied (was it ouly fane;?) that
the legs moved! As this pleasant idea
oosurred to me, the moon again disap
peared; another fow sojonds aud it
shone out ogaiu and I ventured to look
across once moro to reassure myself.
There was no movement iu the rigid form;
but tho legs were crossed no longer.
O uld I liavj been mistaken in thinking
ihoywereso? Impossible! Yet they were
most certainly nuoroosed now. Again
tho light w.tuo.l, au 1 agaiu appeared.
Tin's timo I lay looking with all my
power, unable to move or stir. Was I
going mad, or did my eyes play me false?
Slowly, but unmistakably, did the figure
begiu to stir; it moved restlessly upon
its stony couch, nu 1 finally sat bolt up
right, clear and distinct in the moon
light, I can not attemot todescribe the
terror that seize 1 oa ra ) at this fearful
sight. Never have I experienced mo
ments of sush trnntal agony as when I
lay cowering umong my wrappings, with
straining eyeballs fixed on that fearful
thing host, demon, what? moving
opposite. Presently it rose aud stood
upright in the aisle, looking around as
if iu search of something. I tried to
draw one of the carpets ever my head,
for I could not bear tha sight longer;
but as I moved a yell rang through the
stilluess, and the figure rnshed at me.
How I found power to rise I know not,
bnt I havo a remembrauco of a mad flight
down the nave and round the aisles,
with that fearful pursuer behind on,
on, like a vision in a dreadful dream;
aud then auo'her fiendish yell, a clutch
of cold fingers at my throat, and dark
ness and vacancy 1
'My doar madam, I assure you it is
only a fainting fit; our dear young pa
tient will be quite herself again in a
few moments,' were tha flr3t words that
foil upon my ear as I opered my eyes
to consciousness. I kuew tho bland
tonus of little Dr. Gray, our lood Ewu
lapias, an I their friendly aud familiar
sound was so reusuring that I struggled
feebly into a sitting posturo, and looked
round to find myself still in tha ch urcb,
but the center of an excited group of
all the maguates of Dullerton, together
with Aunt Anno and Mr. S tt.
It was some days before I was suffi
ciently coraposel to hoar the explanation
of my 'aiventuro.'
It appears that after I bal gone oat,
Auut Anne's next door noighbor sent a
request that sho would take tea with
her, as sho was not well aud wanted
cheering up. When she returned at
half-pivst nine, sho was greatly alarmed
to find I was not in, and hurried off to
Mr. Scott to give nn alarm, while Molly,
tho servant, went for Jim K ites, our
local poliosman. It onsed from his studies,
Mr. Scott remembered I had borrowed
the key for the purpose of going to th
churoh some hours previously, and
thither he and Aunt Anno hurried.
Molly, on her part, encountered Jim
Bites on the street with a crowd at his
heels. I was not tho only person who
had disappeared that evening. A pauper
lunatic in our workhouse, who had long
bseu suspected of homicidal tendeceies,
hii suddenly eimmittl a murderous
assault on another of tha inmates, tni
eeoaped daring the labseqaest confu
sion. For some hours Jim Jl ttei and
his assistants had ben scouring the
neighborhood is search of this duugtr
ous maniuc, till at last some cue recol
lected that Saunders aid his wife were
cleaning in the church at the time he
effected nis escupe, and thut it was just
portable ho had slipped iu there and
been locked in. This, in fact, proved
to bs tho case. Tho lunatic mutt have
betn lurkirig in the chuach when I en
tered it. With tho restlessness of an
infirm brain, ho had wandered about,
mimicking the attitudes of the quiet effi
gies around, and it wrs while thus pos
ing for a crusader that ho Dnrt att acted
my attention. My involuntary move
ment first drew his attention to me, and
roused him to another outburst cf ma
niacal fury. I have little doubt I owe
my life to the providential entry of the
party withont, who heard my screams
and the lunatic's yell, and rushed in just
as he bad clutched me. The poor crea
ture was overpowered with great diffi
culty, and taken back to the workhouse;
ho did not survivo many days, dying
in one of his paroxysms.
It was pome time before I recovered
from tho effects of that terrible night;
and even now, though thirty years have
rolled away, the sight of a cress-legged
crusader on a tombstone always gives
me an nccomfortable sensation. I have
certainly never again wisheuto t nccunt-
cr 'adventures.' London Socif.fi.
The Scotch Railroad Disaster.
The most remarkable disaster that has
ever occurred in the history of railroads
is that whioh just occurred at Tay
bridge, Scotland. The catastrophe by
which so many lives were lost, and whicli
wa so complete that not a single nuvi
vor was left to tell the story of that U-r
rible night, was caused by the breaking
down of the central girders of tho lou
railway bridge across the river Tay, in
Perthshire, Scotland, at about eeven
o'clock in the evening, whilst a train
from Edinburgh to Dundee was crossing
over it. ' The Tay is a bolder river nun
carries a larger volume of water within
its banks than any other in the Biitish
islands. At the point whero the bridge
crossed it the depth of water ranges
from forty to forty-five feet, while tin
huight of the bridge from tho surface ol
the water was eighty-eight feet. Dur
ing tho great storm that prevailed eff
the coast of Scotland on Suuday the
large girders sustaining the central
upans of the bridge suddenly gave wa ,
and into the yawning chasm thus form
ed tho train, consisting of four third
class cars, one first-class, one second
class and the brakesmen's van, was pre
cipitated into the river, and of the whole
of the pnst-:engers on Lo .r.l Lot one es
caped drowning. The nearest approach
to this frightfnl calamity was that at
Ath abula, Ohio, iu December, 187C,
which also was caused by the falling of
a bridge, and which resulted in a loss
of one hundred and seventy-four lives.
The customary construction of British
railway cars in compartments, with the
doors locked on the side next to the
platform, aud with no access iu emer
gences to the conductor or 'guard,' adds
greutly to tha danger to life aud limb iu
case of accidents from collisions or from
sadden immersion in deep water from
the giving way of a bridge. That over
the Tay was two miles long and of
eighty-five spans, and so great confi
dence was put in its powers to resist
any strain to which it might be subject
ed that no thought seems to have been
taken to keep watch over it. The o n
sequence was, as the dispatch states,
that 'some time elapsed before the na
ture of the dibosler was ascertained.'
When it did bcoome known all the pas
seugars were drowned aud the wreckage
waB floating ashore.
An AaVpt With the Pistol.
In addition to his excellent qualities
as a criminal judge, Recorder Eackett,
who died in New York on Tuesday, wus
one of the best shots living with a rifle,
shotgun or revolver, lie gained his
expertness in his early duys spent in
California, aud constant practice in later
years made him a marvel of accuraoy,
After any sett cf game Lis bag wus
always certain to be the largest; but it
was what may bu called fancy shooting
with the pistol that Lis feats were espe
cially marvelous. Plenty of his friends
had such confidence in his aim uud
nerve that they would allow him to shoot
apples from their beads or small coins
from between their fingers, and he never
hurt any one in these risky exploits. A
story told by tho Evening 'out is that
years ago, in California, some cf the
people who were to witness un exhibi
tion of this kind given by him, provided
the boy upon whose head the upple was
placed with a clot of vermilion paint
ai ranging that cs the the I was fired he
should whirl around, clap the paint to
his forehead and fall to the ground with
a groan. All this was done, it being
supposed that Mr. Hackett would rush
forward in remorse and horror to the
relief of his victim. But when he
quietly sat down and proceeded to light
a cigar, the practical jokers realized
their failure, and Mr, Hackett had the
laugh on them. The professional crirai
nals of New York often threatened to do
him harm, bat none of them ever had
the pluok to faoe hia deadly weapon,
Napoleon's Disastrous Pride.
One tif !hc nio.-.t interuhting episodes
recounted iu the memoirs cf tho lute
Piiueo Mctleruicb, just given to the
world by his son, according to the will
of tha prince, which provided for their
publication twenty-five yetira after their
author's death, is duiib'.lesf Mcttt mice's
own account of tho momentous interview
which took i laee Lxtncen himwlf aud
Napoleon I. ut Dresden, ou the '2G;h of
June, l8lo The priucn, on tho part of
Ausiria, olkro l a mediation with a view
of closiug tha war, but meanwhile was
conducting the negotiations which led
to tho qua hnplo alli.iujc, nid ultimate
ly to Napoleon's defeat ut Loipsic. The
iuterview was nin3 hours lonj, uai it
took place at N ipoleou's quarters. Af
ter some preliminary eouveirsation, Met
teruich put the pltcruativo to the em
peror, Tho prime minister stu'.ed the
situation of the hcur, lie said: 'The
world aks for peace. To assure that
peace you must withdraw wituin the
limits that are compatible with general
tranquillity, or you tons' cuccumb in
the otherwise inevitable struggle. To-
lay yoa can still conclude a peace; to
morrow will be, perhaps, too late for
you to do so. Tho emperor, my sover
eign, al!ows himself to bo gui.leJ in his
conduct solely by the voice cf his cou
scieaco. Lihten, sire, now to yours I'
Well, but whut is required of me?'
rejoined Napoleon, hastily. 'Tuat I
should dishonor mjself? Never I I
hall know how to die, if necessary; but
not how to cede one iuch of my terriloiy .
Your monarchs who are born to thrones
can allow tnem elves to bo ueateu
twenty times running, and then return
to their capitals as if nothing had hap
pened to them, I can not, bee .-we 1
am only a parvenu of a soldier. My rule
will not survive tho duy upou which I
shall no longer bepowtrful and terrible.
made a great mibtake in omittiug to
calculate whut un army cort me the
finest ever seen by man, I can light
uguiust mankind, but not agaiusi toe
elements. The cold hat vuuqmshed, bus
rtuhed me. in oue single night I lost
3J.00O hoi'nes, froZiU to death. ludeed,
1 have loct all t-avo my houor uud my
'oui-eiousues of what 1 owe to a valiaut
people, which, alter these uuheui'd-ot
alamities, has given me new proofs c 1
its devotion to me, of its convctiou thut
I alone am fit to gt.veru it.'
Death Kofi or the Old Year.
The death-roil in the United S'ati s for
1879 embraces n number of conspicuous
names, rue ileuiu oi .u tuumo isuua-
parte, which occurred lut.t spring, occa
sioned probably more widespread inter
est and couiuicut than uny other, exempt
a member of the sumo family, Prii e
Louis Napoleon, who was kilie.l by the
savages in Zululaud. Among the other
distinguished Americana who died with
in the year ure Caleb (.'ashing, (Ku.
John A. Dix, Ei-Gov. William Alieu,
William Lloyd Garrison, Elibu Burritt,
Commodores Oueft, Thomjfou and
Parker, ll-ar Admirals Parrott, Oodon,
Uoarmau, Kilty uud Ryuolds and (lens.
Shields, Hooker, Jeff. C. Davis, Hood
and 'D.ck' Taylor, all of them line sol
diersaudgallaut meu; Z ichariah Cliaud-
ler, Senator from Mieh gau; B. H. Data,
the venerable pout ; Henry O. Carey, tho
political economist; W. M. Huut, tho
artist; Caurles Fechter, the actor, and
among our wealthy and prominent busi
ness men Asa Pucker, of Pennsylvania;
Dauiel Drew, liichard Schell aud the
Ooelet brothers, of New York, and John
S Qittings, of Baltimore. Four bishops
lied during tho year Bishop Foley, of
tho Catholic church; Bishops Odeu-
heimcr and Wuittiuglium, id the E:n-
copal churo'a, aul Bishop Ames, of the
Methodist churob. Abroad, tho obituary
record is also crowded with coaspicnous
names among them tho Ameer of
Afghauis'.au, Biron U)tbscb;ll, heal of
the great banking house of Kjthsehilds;
Cardiuals Autouuooi aud GuaJi, Abd-el-
Kadnr, tho famous Algeria-a ohiel; Es
partero, tho Spanish politician; the
Prince of Orauge, the Couutessof W aide-
grave, Von Bulow, the German btates
mau; Sir Rowland llill, the great postal
reformer; I.-aao Butt, tho Home-Rule
Uader; VilUmessau , the father id
'personal' j luruulism iu Fraue.-; t'aeva
lier, tue French economist; Mac'astoue,
the actor; Mrs. Cuarles D.ekous aud
Hepworth D.xou, tho author.
It is relate ! of a well-known merchuut
f a neighboring city thut, after making
his will aud having a lure property to
a trustee for his sou, he called theyoting
ninu iu, and, alter leading the will to
Uim, unked if thei-i was any alteration or
improviineiit he colli I suggest. 'Well
fattier,' said ths youug gentleman,
lightiug a cigarette, 'I think, us thing!
go nowadays, it would bo better for me
if you left tue property to the other
r, llow aud made me the trustee.' Tl
old geutlemsn made up bis miud then
and there that the young man was quite
competent to take charge i-f his own
inheritance, and ncra'c'aed the trustee
The well-known philanthropist, 'Sir
Henry Drummon 1 Wolff, member ef
pirliamont, writisto tho Thnr, stilting
:ht he has received letters and tele
grams from rhilippopolis, which show
that unless prompt help is given to th
destitute people in Itoamelia thousand
aust ptriih from cold and starvation,
ADnrhess' Sari illec for Love.
Oiive L igau writes as follows from
Paris to tho S.tn Francisco CaH: 'Some
times in this ultra-practical wr-rld of
ours there occurs a romontic episode oa
beautiful as snjth'ug in Tennyson's
pot try. Even here in greedy Paris such
charming events do occasionally take
place, and when wo lear of them it
makes us feci ns if there were some dis
intercede! creatures in tha world after
all, uud us if life were worth living a
proposition even when we are iu the en
joy rucLt of a good liver we ore often in
clined to doubt. Ooly think of her
grace, the duchess of Newcastle, making
up her mind to lay down ber proud title
avd take, instead, thut cf pluin Mrs.
Tom Holder! Only those fumiliar with
the enormous sociul barrier which
fetces out the whole rest of tho world
from the sai-red persons of the higher
grades of Euglish oristooracy can con
ceive what a marvelous concession to
the power of love this is.
The duchess, although she has a son,
the present duke, about fourteen years
old, is still very youug and excessively
handsome1. I suppo.-e we may conclude
that her marringo with the duke was, on
both sides, one of interest. She mar
ried, perhaps, for title he, perhaps,
for money. She is the heiress of the
great banking house of Hope, and the
family country teat, Hopedene, is oue
of the graudest castles England boasts
among her many such. To make a long
story short, they separated, everybody
iu Loudon knowing thut the duke's
friend for many jeais wus KateSuntley,
the blonde burlesque actress who ploy
ed iu the 'Black Crook' in New York.
There were different stories about this
alliuuee, some saving that it was the
hike who took theaters for Kate SHUt
ey in London, so as to keep her up as
stur, and another averring that ho wo
poor, and thut it was the burlesque ac
tress who supplied him with funds
out of her prolCbsioual earnings. Menu-
imu the affection which had sprung up
t-tweru the duchess and Tom Uohler,
he tenor, was also a matter of common
ohi-ci vat, on, though ni-t oue of bcaudul,
i CMUBO their conduct was discreet and
oble. One day lust winter the duke
ied suddenly, in his bachelor rooms iu
St. James street, and Kate Sintley pa-
aded tho streets for a mouth in wioow's
I suppose the wi low's year is ubont
to elapse, so that now the engagement
between the tenor aud the duchess may
iu iiuuuuuc. d. 1 saw : hvra liriviug to-
sroihir the other da v. She is lovely,
ristocratie, sweet, exquisitely dressed.
What prize for hiuil lie is a nice,
lesti lookiug Englishman, sings prct
lly, aud of course is dis;enitely in love.
In ur he is half wild ut his good for-
une. tie toiii a un n i oi mine una it
was iu every way such a stroke of good
luck for him thut he wus afraid to cross
tho street lest ho should be ruu ever
before the happy day came, Tom Hoh-
is the tenor who supported Miss
Kellogg iu lxr first L union uigage-
meiit, twelve veats ii(.-o. His father is
a clergyman, uud I suppose whatever
areutal wr.itii may huve ensued on his
first step iu life will completely vaLish
at tho mai velonslv successful oue he is
now about to t-.ke.
l ucak) Lies the llsad, Etc.
A page of the eznr's diary, if we may
believe the Sin Francisco -V wn-Letter,
riius as follows: 'Got up at 7 a. m. aud
ndered my bath, round lour gallons
f vitriol iu it, mil did not take it.
Went to breakfast. Tue Nihilists had
plac.-d two torpjioos ou the stairs, but
I diil u ot step ou them. Tho coffee smelt
so stronttlv of urus-de acid that I was
afraid to driuk it. Found a scorpion iu
my left slipper, but luckily si ook it out
before puttiug it on. Just before step
piu.r into the carriage, to go for my moru
ng drive, it was blowu into the tur,
hiliiug coacumtu aud the horses iustant
I did uot drive. Took a light luueb
of hermetically-sealed American canned
ijixtds. They eiu't fool mo there.
Found a p iisoue 1 d iger iu my favorite
chair, with tao uoiut stickius out. Did
uot sit dow.i ou it,. Had dinner at 0! )'
m.t an 1 made liarou L dschoiiuowouski
tasti every dish. He died bt fore the
soup was cleared awuv. Consumer!
some Baltim ro oysters au I some Lon
dou stout ilia'. I have bad locked up for
flvo years. Went to tho theater, ntu
was shot at thrie times in the first act
Had the entire audience hange I. Went
home to bod and U'pt ull ui.;ht ou the
roof of the idac.e.'
George Sin pl erd un.i Gc-orge Wood,
for many years warm friends iu Phihi'
deiphin, it. vested in n speenlatiou which
involved co iiderablo los, which so af
fected th mind of Mr. Wood that he
irtiuaii' . S lenherd had been the cause
of his ruiu. One uiirht rcccutlv he
called at Shepherd's hou.ie, uud pre
senting a t iu cup, said be had procured
some medicine for hiR wife and asked
Shepherd to smell it. As the peutle
uinu attempted to do so Wood threw
the conteuts, vitriol, in bis face, burn
ing him terribly and destroying oue eyo.
An apology: 'But, Freddy, how could
y n ever think of calling aunty stupid?
Immediately goto her aud tell her thet
yon are sorry.' Frederick goes to annt
aud says; 'Aunty, I am sorry that yon
ITEMS OF (iKNl'.K.YL JNTKKEST.
(Jiieen Victoria receives $5,000 a day.
Batiies will eLjoy 3Cfi holler days in
Virginia Las G75 colored schools and
111 T colored teachers.
Bishop Potter, of New York, has con
firmed 72,000 persons.
It cobts SoO.tOO a year to keep St.
Peters, at Home, in repair.
A Mohammedau priest iu Constanti
nople ho been sentenced to death for
ussibting in the translation of the Bible.
The record of vital Matistics of New
York show that during 1879 there were
in that city 28,1(15 deaths, 25,332 births
and 8 3Mo marriages.
Mr Oliver Amesgaveaone-thousand-railroad
boud to each of the employes in
the Boston ellice of the Union Pacific
railroal company on Caristmas.
Sum Wurd, the great American lobby
ist aud after-dinner joker, has been a
constant companion of Gla stone iu bis
great political tour of Scotland.
A bill to prevent and punish the in
termarriage of whites and negroes has
passed both houses of the South Caro-
ma legislature, aud Las been approved
y the governor.
A Swift Banner Indian who was con
victed last summer, upon his own con
fession, of having killed and eaten his
mother, wife and several children dur
ing last winter, was banged on the '20th
nstant at Fort Saskatchewan, British
A curious incident in connection with
the Maine business ia that Governor
Garcelon and Representative Frye are
brothers-in-law, and the governors
laughter, an estimable young lady, is
at j reseat spending the season with her
uncle (Mr. Fiyel aud his family.
Horn buttons are now mobtly made of
the hoofs of cattle, and not of the horns
formerly. Cattle hoofs tell at the
present time for about 850 per ton. The
products of neat stock are very numer
ous, and there is scarcely a particle of
the whole creaturo that goes to waste.
Messrs. Gould aud Waite, woll known
young business men of Cuicago, thought
to play a trick on tho latter s porter by
disarranging the room us if burglars bad
ieeu present, Bnd then hieing m tho
closet. When the porter csme in lie
was greatly excited, aud hearing Borne
one iu the closet, didu't scare, but took
a pirtol and fired through the door, kill
ing Mr, Gould.
Aussin Shel len, on neonut of disap
pointment IU love nun uusiueb npeuu-
itions, took hiuiKel' to a cave in Leba-
uon county, Pa., and spent forty years
v himself iu that habitation. It-jcently
he was unearthed by a correspondent,
who elicited from him the fact that he
lid not know who was President of the
United States aud hud never beard of
Grant; uev.r saw a railroad or telegraph
Mrs. Ann E. Garrison, of Scuth Bay
City, 5Ihb., has obtainol a vordiot of
1,000 against a Baloon-keeper of that
acc who soi l her husband liquor.
She sued for SlO.OoO damages, alleging
tLnt before her husband e immenced
driukiug he was worth 815,000 and had
au annual income of 85,000; bnt drink
took it all away and made him a drunk
en, ebiftless ert?ature, and unable to at
tend to business. He is now iu Cali
fornia. Mary Anderson travels in a Pullman
palace car, on which three cents a milo
iH paid, besides tho fares, and one hun
dred dollars a week for the use of the
car and attendance. Sam Hickey tells
the Philadelphia North American that,
as it was uot in the contract, ho object
ed to its being considered 'ordinary
traveling expeuaeB,' when Dr. Griflla
retorted that his daughter wos a minor,
uud could not legally make a contract.
So Mr. Hickey pays the bills.
A rather remarkable decision was giv
en iu England a lortnight ago. An old
man was charged by i (Biers of the in
land revenue with selling tobacco, in
the shape of cigars, without a license.
The defense was that cigars wore not
mentioned in the act of parliament bear
iug up n the allege! offeusp, and that
iu fact the cigars were not made of to
haeeo but of buy and cabbage leaves.
The magistrates decided to dismiss the
charge, whereupon notice of appeal was
George W. 'rummy, au old sport,
who ricutly visited Caioigo for the
purpose of raising funds to buy machin
ery for a silver mine in Colorado, has
ej.nsed grief and lameutations for the
gamblers of Cnio ago. He made a regu
lar tour ot many of the gambling balls,
and bad such au astonishing run of luck
that he left with about $12,000 in win
nings. He e inimeueed with $100, and
Bt oue time his capital was reduced to
?12.50. This amount be placed upon a
single turn of the cards, and from that
tiroo bis play was profitable.
Oa Christmas day R bert Mitchell,
ono o! the foremost business men and
capitalists of Cincinnati, assembled hia
family, consisting of sons, daughters and
grandchildron, twenty-six in all, for a
Caristmas dinner. The first onursewas
twenty-six envelopes, passed around on
a tray, one envelope f or enob member of
the company. Opening these the as
tonished relativf n found gifts of houses
and lots and moucy ranging from $60,
000 down, and aggregating fully hall a