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The Appointed I'nrl.
Tty lliino on n Mini's law If on l live.
Ami if men llivvnit thee take iiii licoil,
Ami il nu n luiti- tine Ii ivi- iiiumiii;
.Sing ii snug iiml doilo, died.
Hope limn thy hope iiml piny thy prm-r.
And trim in nticiuwn tliev Hill not give.
Hot bays they grudge I lift lor lliv litii.
Kvrp limn thy acnl-snotn slon'lliict oiitli'
An I lu thy lieail lid true thv luiir ;
Whut hf io.il tcm'li'X li-iirii to know.
And piny oui tliinr- t d j n 1 1 ;
And thou ulndl roup n flu -ii s all tmvi
Nor helped I m Iiiinli. it-il in lliv gt'tmll),
To 111 lull ltine lli'oi -hall i'i.nv.
fix on the IiiImii V g"iil thy diee.
Nor It t III H-i-l Ii hue I to sum
Now liiilii r l.iil It swil'i run,
Anil now lino trim- I iy llu- nay,
I'litilnt In! thr end is wim.
And thnu nniy'st link hack finm fhy p'rice
Anil see thy Inn,; tiny jnni-n y dene.
'It's Mtrli n lonesome plaiehero,"
nid Cynthia Copley, dolefully.
"(Juoil creation!" retorted Uncle
Phineas (for shortness known its
"Fin" ), "what iliil ynn expect? 1 told
you, iliilu't I, that it was out on the
(shore; of Lake riiiM without it
lioiiso for two miles around?"
"Oh. yes, i know," said Cynthia,
with a little shudder, 'but. I ilifln't
know about the ha!l eagles screaming,
nntl the horrid inno-.es with their l)lg
horns, ami t lie lap-lap of the water on
the. shore! I dochue, sometimes it
seems as if 1 should go mad in this
"You'll get used to it arter awhile,"
said t'neli' Kin, who was rleaning his
cun-bairel with a niece of one of his
old shirts. "I did!"
"J5ut you aren't a woman, I'nclo
"I declare to goodness. I never
thought, of that:" said the old man,
with a chuckle. "It is pretty rough
on a woman to have nobody to talk to
- - now. isn't it ? Wal, if you'll get into
tho boat artersupper, I'll "take you over
to see Indian iM .dita. It's only three
miles round the point, and she'll show
Villi how tn stllll l.ii-.ls iiml lr. fam v.
work with their quills, and play on the ' across in my life," said Ctnthia. pet
mandolin, and all that sort of thing, j tishly.
.She's ii right smart gal, Oscclit i is, and "It doesn't seem solo me," said
pretty in tho lurgain. Shes Pilot
John's darter, and her mother w as the
handsomest Indian woman hereabout."
"Thank you:" said Miss Cynthia
drawing herself up, "but I am not yet
rcdrcedsolow as to s'-ek the association :
of an Indian squaw."
"Oh, go along!" said good-natured
I'ncle Fin. "Ossy ain't that. Her :
mother was as white as most white :
women, and her father is a line-lookin'
old chap yet. lie was a Maine lumber- '
man, till he took to runnin' the little
steamer through the lakes. 1 just wish !
you could see the pretty little cabin i
they live in, all covered w ith morning- j
"I have no desire to see it." said !
Cynthin, pursing up her thin lips. 1 thia. "Hut I have resources within i,ntl sl""'hlnS. l Hie room.
"Ossy is coinin' round here some day myself which preclude h liucss." Sl(i w, nl lji,('k to the ,state Hhoth
to visit' you. she says." hazarded Uncle : "Is there nothing I can tlo for you ?" ' lslaml the ,,PX, week- Hna h' !i grange
Fin. ' i persisted Ocseliia. thinkingof thelittle '"mbmation of circumstances, sh
"She may as well save herself the I boat wherewith she was wont, to row 1 ,ravelel H'1 same train which car
trouble," observed Miss Copley. j out, in the pink sunrise, after water- ' riel Mr aml Mrs (';lI'tain Sydford tf
"Oh-h-h!" said I'ncle Fin", with a ' lillies; ol the hidden wood-nooks; the I,u8ton5 ,he 'Ftain exultantly happy
prolonged whistle. "You're too genteel ; lovely little brooks, whither no one 0iL-,'Iita swi"ct u,i sl,.v as a wild-llowcr.
to scrape spoons with Indian Oscelita, i could conduct the stranger hut herself. 1 -And ever after she spoke of Lake
eh? Well, I do declare there ain't no "Thank you:" once more retorted i Fmbagog as a wilderncs , and its in
findin' out the ways of women!" Cynthia. "I don't know of anything ! habitants as half-civilized aborigines,
And he laughed at intervals all the I
evening, and chuckled between whiles,
to the intense discomlitureof his niece.
Miss Cynthia Copley had been the
village dressmaker at Weldon Falls, in
the state of Rhode Island, until a newer
and more genteel interpreter of the
fashions crowded her out.
There were eleven of them in the
household nest, and when Cynthia
came home, with a racking cough and
nothing to do, it made a little awk
wardness. Hut just then arrived Uncle Fin,
brown, beaming ami uproariously
"Eleven, eh?" he said to his care
worn brother. 'Must the right num
ber; not one too many. And if
Cynthia's delicate, just send her out to
spend a summer with me on the shores
of Lake Umbagog. That'll set her
right, if anything will. Why, bless
your heart, man, there's health in every
whiff of the pine-woods, and red cheeks
in every gale that comes across the
water! I live there alone, like Rob .-
Bon Crusoe; but it ain't a bad place,
and Cynthy'll be as welcome as flowers
So Cynthia Copley packed her ward
robe of frills, flounces, jerseys and
other feminine appurtenances, with a
set of croquet and an outfit of lawn
tennis, some shelving boards and
botanical cases, and the last new novels,
and came to Lake Umbagog.
"Of course there are plenty of tour
ists there, she thought, exultantly, to
herself dreaming vague visions of re.
turning home with a hat trimmed with
orange-blossoms, and an Apollo-vlsaged
young man in her train.
But, alas, she had been a month at
Tine Point, and not a soul had come
near the place, except two or three
leather-faced old hunters, a crooked
licldam, gathering herbs and simples,
nnd two showmen, in starch of a fine
specimen moose for their collection.
Was it any wonder that the demon
homesickness took possession of her
Uncle Fin, on his part, had not been
entirely without tho pangs of disap
pointment Cynthia was not much
company for him after all. Sho could
not c ml; half so well n ho could; she
mended his stockings so biinglingly
that they hurt his Ice'; and she forgot
to make his brd e'i ry other day on an
"Ah, well!" he consoled hitu-elf; "I
s'pose all wemen are alike. Indian
Oscclita ain't cut arter that pattern,
though. I'm level sure of that!"
Oscclita Dean came one day, on her
father's steamer, to the little dock,
with an offering of freshly-gathered
blueberries, radiantly-spotted birds'
eggs, and a fan of eagle plumes made
by her own hands.
"Ah, thanks!" said Cynthia, to-sing
her head. "I don't care for birds' egg
eagle fan ?"
We've plenty of Id
What do you ask for the
Oscclita colored a little, i "''lit "
' I meant it for a present." ?aid she. ! "I assure you hat I don't think any
"Will you accept it ?" ! thing of the sort," said Captain Syd-
"I couldnt think of such a thing.' ; ford, with emphasis.
said Cynthia, primly. "1 never re-
"Then I shall leave it for Mr. Cop -
Ipy," said Oscelita, smiling, as she
: h"np it over theold hunter's big enair.
i ,vl" ''e it. I know."
Cynthia looked quickly around. Was
! it possible that Oscelita was tnamen-
! vring to entrap I'ncle Fin for a bus -
! band? He would be quite fool enough
J to fall into the trap.
j "Von can do as you ph-nse about
: that." said she. knifing with all her
' "Your are verv lonelv here." said
, Oscelita, in her solt. tlute-like voice.
"It's lh diMii:ilet i.I;ii.i. I nvnr e-lmo
Oscelita. "In my eyes it is li'itm."
"Tates differ," said Cynthia, with a
Hut, as she sat there, she could see
that Oscelita was tall and slender, with
a complexion of the richest
dark, liquid eves, and hair
bkc i. t
silk. And, all in a second, she felt
how elderly, and sallow, and plain she
But .ic w as Doctor Copley's daugh
ter, and Oscclit a, alter all, was noth
ing but the Wiiif nnd stray of thee
"I have been wishing to come and
se? you this long ti ." smd ocelita
in her lo.v , mild tone.
"Much obliged. I am sure." said Cvn-
--unless, indeed, vou could come and
scrub a half day for me every week. .
I should be willing to pay a half a dol- ;
lar, if " !
Indian Oscelita rose quietly up. J
"I think you are mistaken," said she. 1
"I am not a menial, (ioml-by, Miss j
And Cynthia watched her unfasten 1
I hu li.nil unit irli.t.i i n- ,,n Mm cr.urlr
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ling floor of the lake, with slow, grace-
"1 don't think she will come again," I
said Cynthia, hugging herself. "The '
idea of an Indian girl expecting to be '
noticed by me!"
It was about this time that Captain j
Sydford came to the Point, lishmg i
one o the real, live tourists for whom !
Miss Cynthia's soul had so longed -and 1
hired a room in Uncle Fin Copley's ,
And now began the real course of j
life. Miss Cynthia took her guitar, I
screwed up its strings, and practiced !
so desperately that not a bald eagle re-
mained within ear-shot of the Point, j
She persecuted Uncle Fin into grub-
bing up stumps innumerable, and level-
jng down the ground for a tennis !
I course: and she unpacked the nets and !
balls, she placed her water-colored j
sketches around in the most conspicn- j
ous places, and jioxert at sunset, " ith I
her easel and brushes, just where Cap- j
tain Sydford w ould be most likely to I
see her when he alighted from the boat j
at supper time.
"She's a queer old customer." said the I
captain to himself. "If she trill perch i
herself in those exposed spots, some
high wind will blow her into the lake j
some day." J
"A nephew of Sir Simon PvdfWil. of i
Ottawa?" said Cynthia, almost in a
scream. "ilood gracious mo, I'lielo 1
I'in, why didn't you say so before V"
"Didn't think of it," said Uncle Fin- j
"Bless your heart, we get all sorts of J
folks this ti-way. Lord DulTerin him- j
self came down hero and stayed all
night at I'etcr I'iflin's, the guide's hut.
And we had a hank burglar at F.aglo '
Hay for a wi eh."
And straightway Miss Cynthia j
Copley laid the foundation for an nir-ca-tlc
whov pinnacles rose lo Mie very
cloud-;. She eo iked the daintiest!
dishes in her ' --she played I
ho guitar of moonlight nights, and I
talked general literature to purr Cap-'
lain Sydford, until befell a-leep more,
than once, with his chair tinned back '
iiiraiiist the sid ' I he lit tin porch ajid;111" ,U',,' is lhc ki,,d thal m-"
snored audiblv. J ?,( I'0'1"' gi'ls that are useful
"I think it is making some imp.es- aml ,,iwl'ul in tn" ''ining room, si-k
sion iipoi him." she mused. "He
i.mL-n.1 .it in. i ,.,..i,.r,i.,.. in- ..u it
,i . . .
he were going to say sotm thing. If
ho would onlv tuoiMise delinitelv. all
would b,. widi'" '
And that veiy evening. Captain
Algernon ydl'ord broke the spell of si
lence, spurred on thereto by Miss
1 1 opley s broad hints.
j "I suppose you'll think mo a giddy
i young creature, captain." giggled she.
"Hut-one can t help one s thoughts,
J went on Cynthia, "anil I have been
! wondering o much w hy ymi never
hafs all going tu be set right.
j now," said the captain.
; "Gracious me!" fluttered Miss
; 1 .vll"'ia."
j " '"ean to take a wife back w ith mo
; ,0 n,t:wa." went on Captain Sydford.
j unacciistmiu'd frankness. "To
! ,c" ,hn ,n,th' Miss r"l,,,,y. I bave lost
' '"' hoart ,n ,,lis P'no wilderness."
j '- re-My mean it-V murmured
Miss f'l'ly. with a little gasp.
I ""' eourse I mean it." said Captain
Sydford, With lllS lace fair!
"Then there can be no harm in con
fessing that--that I've loved you from
the very lirst moment that I set cye.-
on yon." gurgled Miss Cynthia, throw
ing herself in Captain Syd ford's anus,
. in as close an imitation as possible of a
tragic actress whom she had once seen
in lio-lon. "Oh, dearest Algernon, I
am s-s-.-so happy!"
Hut Captain Sydford rose up with
exceeding prom tn. ssand deposited hei
carefully on the calico-draped lounge'
as if she were a brown-paper parcel.
"My dear Miss Copley." said be, "you
are entirely mistaken. It isn't you I
mean at all. I am engaged to Mist
Oscelita Dean. We are to be married
to-morrow. I think she will be tot.
happy to have you witness the cere
mouy, if you care to come."
Hut Miss Cynthia had run. sobbine
" hile throughout all the vicinity ol
Weldon Falls there reigns a genera!
impression that Miss Cynthia Copley
has met with a disappointment. --
Hr-leii Forrtxt. tint-cut.
Thorns Held Sacred.
In Ulster, Ireland, the thorns are sa
cred; no plough approaches withir
Uilll.n fuut of I.1V1 oi.l ..v..,, ,,...!
. i i ' , , , I
their branches in unltickv. Innuruera
ble are the tales of fool-hardy persons
who, after many warning . insisted or
breaking off leaves or boughs fron
such trees, ami who were punished by
losing the guilty hand, or by its beinji
ho torn by the thorns as to be crippled
for life. Sometimes a man alone at
work in the fields would bear his otvr.
name distinctly called, and. looking up,
would see all the little f. Ik in green
dancing on a hillside or playing among
trees, and whilst, he gazed they would
all vanish again. They are in populat
legends the very embodiment of caprice
anil fitful zeal for good or evil. For
no apparent cause, some man or woman
is suddenly singled out for every sort
of favor; the ashes on the hearths ar
changed by night to glittering gold.
the empty cars are filled with well-
water by the toil of the tiny friends,
the housework is done, and the barrel
kept full of meal; and then on a sudden
they forsake the favorite of a fortnight,
and pelt him with petty woes till he is
half wild, or, maybe, dry up the supply
of milk, lame his horses, or blight his
child. Their love of children, am!
'heir longing to carry them away.h.ive
"iiggested many touching ballads. r.d
they are supposed to be willing to gie
any good gift to a household in refute
for leave to rock the cradle.
CHILlMtKVS COM .lis.
She wrote "Gminna" a imter.
Wt couldn't iiii'ln'Muii'l
Tlie meuiiiiis that n in it.
Slis wrote i od I u lian 1.
Hut "Ganimn" mi Im-loml it,
She know the m.hinjk- ic.nl.
"I love yon. Nmv I'm tnud.
Vnur littlt- linlilclilieir' '"
Two Rlnil. ot Ulrli. j
ire two kinds of girls, say
Oneis the kind that appears best
abroad -the girls that are good for
parties, tides, visits, balls etc., find
vhose chief ileliufht is in such things.
;""". pn-cuits -u ,,.
, They differ widdv in character.
..ii i . .e i
One is often a torment at home, the
other a blessing: cue is a moth cmi-
I kuminB everything about her, th
other Is a Riinbr-am, inspiring light
and gladness all around her p.ith
To which of these clashes do you
Txvn f Irvrr Colllra.
If you should visit Central Park
Xew York, some line morning yon
might s'e young shop, the collie that
is being trained to take the place of
oldShep, the eighteen-year-old veteran
at his lessons. He is never whipped,
not even when he does wrong or
makes mistakes, because tha breaks
the spirit of a collie, as, indeed, ol
any other kind of dog. and a shep
herd dog must of all things be brave.
When he doesn't carry out au orde;
correctly, or in such a way thai th
sheep can understand him, old shep i
sent wilh the saun order, and sh
Junior is made to keep still and watcl
him until it is executed. His first
lesson is simply to guard a hat or coal
or stick thrown upon the grass by tie
shepherd, and he is left oil'
with is soiii. tines until hit
in the evening In how bin
.the importance of fidelity, the verv
lirst essential in a shepherd dog. el
he is taught to gailcr the sheep, ti
take them to the right, then to thr
left. After this he isseiil onthotra
of a lost sheep, with insl rnct ions ti
bring ii back slowly. The most im
p" iant Ics.s.iti, and otic ycung Shep ha'
not yet learned, is that of going among
the dock and finding out il any of them
are missing. This, as may be imagined,
is by no means an easy task with
(lock ot eighty-two ewes and sity-ninf
lamb-. Hut dd shep can do it. lor hi
know- every member of the (lock,
though to the ordinary observer they
all look almost exact 1 alike. Indeed,
old sin p i an. if his master, the shep,
hetil. is ted mis aketi. perform a feat
more wotnlorful iiKtn ties. The shep
herd av. that "lien, when uncertain
whether some of the dock hVk
have not strayed up the bridle
path mi their way home, w hile he wa
busy in keeping troublesome hovs
away, will take his stand al the gateof
lhe fold and touch each sheep with hi
fore paw as it passes in. At such time
he has the air of a farmer counting hif
cattle as they come home at night, and
he wears tin expression as if his mind
were occupied with an intricate sum
in addition. Whe'her he is really
counting the sheep or not, can not be
said positively; but he has been known,
after noting oaou sheep as P pa-scd, to
rush off up the bridle-path and return
with a straggler. This does much to
prove that the shepherd's assertion
that old shep can count the sheep is
posiiblv not far frtu the truth. .7,
Freaks; of Watches.
Watches are queer things. fhry
possess some unaccountable peculiari
ties. For instance, some time about
the beginning of last, summer, when
there had been a s icivssion of fine dis
plays of aurora bore lis, it was esti
mated that in a single night, in the
City of New York the mainsprings of
no less than :t,('0 watches broke. This
estimate is based on actual inquiries.
Fine, sensitive w atches are particular
ly liable to lie affected by'ele -triral at
mospheric disturbances. During the
months of June, July anil August,
when these phenomena are most fre
quent.thereare more mainsprings bro
ken than during all the remaining
months of the year. They break in a
variety of ways.sometimes snapping in
to as many as twenty-seven pieces. It
Isafactthat since the introduction of
the electric light has become so general
A large number of -atches, some of
them very tine ones, have become mag
netized. While in this condition they
are useless as timekeepers. This de
fect used to bo incurable, and because
of it thousands of watches have been
thrown away after much money has
been spent on them in vain attempts
lo persuade them to keep good time.
1 1 Rn K.
l) I ft
tir-K i.f th.
r in vn I m.
Htdhiir I'miu His fiiibjeris an
ing in Qii'ier Antics.
Multifarious are the am cdnti-s ,
fables, some of them, I really believe -told
"f the kins. lie is a misotrvnist.
a hater of court ceri niouials, vet with-
ii man who stands upon his dignity.
i a passionate lover of mountain scen-
i crv, and a great stickler fur the anab
i my of llavaria. He will not have
, Prussianized at any price. His favor -
ite seat is a hunting-lodge up in the
mountains. It is said that he sleeps
In n large, lofty room, with the ceiling
painieu to rcpreseni me tirmami'iu,
and 'i practicable monn shedding a
mellow light from one quarter of the
artificial heavens. The perspective is
, managed so as to give the. illusion of
i spaciousness, and through t he distant
trees cut oui on the can a , as be re-
' cliiics may be heard the pla-li of fall-
ing waters. Their lullaby hushes hun
to sleep. Sometimes bis majesty rises
in the night, has a black steed saddled,
and dashes oil at whirlwind speed up
nnd down the hill roads which are
well kept for that reason -like a phan
tom horseman pursued by some re
lentless decree of the supernatural
powers. The lines) stud in Havana
! is to be found in his stables, but the
j cattle are cast so m and often: they
j '! thoroughly worn out and broken
j down alt-r a very few years in the
1 royal servic. lie plays practical
jokes on bis retinue Minict imes. It is
related of him that a minister arrived
in hot haste once to crave an audieno
on important business of slat". The
king was out hunting the chamois, but
by some chance the minister succeed
ed in catching the party. I, ml wig pre
ceded him to a gamekeeper's hut.
where he sometimes used to unch,
and went in. telling It i tit to attend
him. The minister waited out; hour,
two hours, and at last, losing pat ience.
and tearing that his royal master had
been attacked by some sudden illness,
forced in tbeiloor. No king w a-there.
Me had made his exit by a window at
the back, ami was away on the high
hills in pur-uit ot the game In the
lapital his majesty oltcn couiniauil
an opera- -generally one by Wagner,
for whom In-has as st range a predic
tion as a predei-essor on the throne had
for I. ola Montez. and tins opera is pro
ililccd in t he middle ol the day. The
theater is darkened, and no one is ad
mitted to the auditorium but himself.
If be is pleased be sends the prima
donna, not a bracelet nor a ring, but a
bouquet of (lowers plucked by his own
hands, lie once had '.ohcng'-in" en
acted mi the Marnberger See. the bor
ders of the Lake hav ing I ecu illuiuina
ted at hi-s expense. When the wa:
with France broke out be was di
pleased, but daretl no) attempt to stem
the tide of universal Ceruian .eeling.
However, he declined to go to the
front, and withdrew himself to his be
loved solitudes while the stirring
events which led to the building of the
(ierman empire were thrilling tin
world w ith excitement. At the close
of the duel of Titans, the crown prince
of Germany came to Munich to pass
the victorious Havarians in gala re
view. The king lied again to the
mountains. He knew tho popular
commander would receive an enthusi
astic greet ing. and he did not chouse
to play second liddle in his own capi
tal to any domestic foreigner. lie
takes a deep interest in the "Passion
Play," and when Josef Meyer was
drafted iuto a lighting contingent, he
gave strict orders that he should be
detained at Munich and employed as a
clerk in the war otllce. The village of
the Mystery lost its own share in that
conflict which brought mourning to so
many humble firesides in the lather
land, and of the actual performers two
or three who had speaking parts in 1 s7'
were killed in the field or succumbed to
their wounds. 'I'ijispi's Mn:u:iin.
A-i Idaho Mining Camp.
-Murrayville. writes a correspondent
of the New York Thmx, has tine main
street, from which, al intervals, are
offshoots in the shape ot side streets.
It is about T.r feet wide, and is full of
stumps of the trees cut to make room
for the town site. On either side of
this main street, for perhaps an eighth
of a mile, are rangetl the stores. They
are of every conceivable kind and
shape. There are a !evv log houses,
more tents and tent houses, but one
story frame buildings abound. A tent
house is half log or frame house and
half tent; it is simply a shell of logs or
boards with a canvas roof. This kind
of building is very plentiful in the
West, and particularly popular in new
towns. The canvas is not made
opecially for the houses; it is an ordi-
nary tent adapted to the purpose.
J'h"ir size is often considerable. I
tavewn them 90 by 30 feet, but tue
( K )N TIIK T
average are irmii '" by 'i to I1.1 by JH.
They are plcniil.il because they are
cheap, lumber 1" rig ;.ti expensive art.i-
e'e in a new country, but tiny are
iin.re c mkIi r: .i'ie t ban a 'ent. Any
thing "oveiv ! with canvas is damp in
rainy wi-a'.hcr, and i 1 1 -n I't -r;i ' I hot
when the un pour-, down i i n t it;
hc-dde-, bgiit canxas is ilni wa'irproot",
and lere ciirM-iiiiuc ir iai.-kin.'
U.-ud aliuos! ccjisi cly. j
There is no seaxotie I lumber in tlio
; ,uW .ml ,,lnjs,, nt , ,. fl,r
' time ou in:; to the limited capacit "f
til" awmilN ni the l-uicIi. l.xirv-
thing has been built ol green material,
' , f . . , , k ,
saino dav it was sawed.
v at !?-!" per l.nfi't teet
ago it was at $'"' per l.'m i
and i.'-loiv anv sawmills were put
in it was at one tiin in high as i-"i
per l.fMin feet. At that ti very
plank was wh ipsa wed. the amount
iiiado was small, and the d.-m.ind waj
wry groat Many thousands nl feet
were sold at jOT-V '-'-"." per l.'i'i'i
feet, and most of it va- s-i! I in lore it
(V(iria'i';ii in l-iiglaiiil.
I! will probably surprise most pe i
ple to be told tha' ill l.nglatid co-operation
has made .such headway as to
liduce a caut ions journal li..e '" l.'m
ilmi Ni7'(i to predict "that long be
fore the century is out the whole i I
our working cl. i s will be in associa.
(ion, ami will have the Maple trades
of the counirv in their hand-or under
their control." Yet the statistics ,,f
the movement seen, to show that such
a prediction is not idle exaggeration,
At present 'here are over l.-'mi socie
ties of w orkiug-folks, numbering ' " ' -ii'i'i
members. Almost all of them are
heads "t families, and they therefore
repre -flit two millions and a half of
people, or otie-t well'' h of the w hole
population of t he kingdom. These so
cieties posses- a capital of s-l.i.i" O.iViii,
and make a ml profit ot fl",i"' .nub
yearly. I'e,jdes this tl.ey have a
Wholesale Society, now in it- twenti-i-tji
year, w hich on a capital nl sj'i V
(iiiii does a business of upward of f 1".
iiiHi.iinii, with a m-t pr.-r.t of il'.i.o'".
This concern has branches and i le j t .-s
pi Scotland. Ireland, this city. 1'ranci
ami Denmark, and owns three larg
steamers w hich ply he; ween Fugiaud
and the ('on'itieti' on the company's
hu-llless And the Constitution of
this already great I uiou pledges :i to
"the pioinol ion ol the practice o
1 1 ut hi illness, iiisticc and economy in
production and exchange -i I i b tht
abolition ot all false dealing, cither di
reel or indirect; i'J i by conciliating
Hie coiilltcting interests. if the capital
the worker, and Ihc purchaser,
through an equitable division among
them of the fund i nmuionly known as
profits: l ; i by preventing the wasti
of labor now . au-ed hv unregulated
competition." No soi-pty is admitted
to the l'n ion unless it agrees to accept
thes-' principles as its guiding rules ol
There is thus established il sxstein
which promise- m good time to s,,ii,
the most dim. ult economic problems id
the ape, and to Iiml a common -lauding
ground for Capital and Labor.--A'
In Obion 'linn":.
In the year stin what v. as the st itr
id Kurope? The (ioth-, the Vamlak
the Franks, the Huns, th Normaas.
the Turks, and other barbarian hord -s,
had invaded and overthrown the I,'.,
man F.mpire, and had e-tablished .c
rious kingdoms upon its ruins-, lo ad
ing. writing and ciphering wer-separate
and distinct trades. The masses,
the nobility, the poor and the rich,
were wholly unacquainted wilh thn
mysteries of the alphabet and the pen,
A few men, known a- clerks, win
generally belonged to the priest ho. !.
monopolized th?m as a special cla s of
artists. They taught their busmes
only to the seminal is;s,apprent ice- aln'
bev oiid thcics. lv i s and their few in
pils. tin one Knew- bow to r. ad if
write, ii"- w,ts it expected of the gi i ;
erality anv i.iore than it would -
llu wail ays. it -t everybody should b
a shoemaker or a lawyer. Kings ,k,
not even know how to sign their
names, so t hat when they wanted to
subscribe to a written contract, lavv
m treaty, whit h si.mi -i lerk had diawn
up for them, thev would smear the
rtj lit hand with ink. and slap it down
upon Hip parchment. s:iy;ng "Wittie-s
my hand." At a later date sotnegeni
ous devised the substitute of the seal,
which was impressed instead of the
hand. Kvery gentleman had a seal
w ith a peculiar device thereon. Hence
the sacramental words now in use.
"Witness my hand and seal," affixed
modern deeds, serve at least the
purpose of reminding us of the ig-
norance of the middle ages,
In Philadelphia all the cutters are
flns' - ed ailv bv turninarthe water on :
from the fire plugs ac a certain hour, i
The Printer and the Cress.
lli n '- In Ihc hum I lyp-'.
WI ; duty liriiinnnd himd
rri-i'tii- tn most ntl riif-t ix i 1'iini
1'he new. effx-eiy hunl,
I In- In-auio.- nt inti-llieni '
A re til! al hi- 'ninmiiiiH.
Ill-n-'- ;ill -iiii-i mil. i the pl'f9,
I '.inmi ii'iii'l In prm biim
I in tli"iiiJ:-til llix-enliVM nil.
I In n.i-c! i, il.i'imiv l tinnn
I iiliiii-l. Il,e l.ii r i.f kliatcM .
ii. I lit i.lili M In. in. r'- imln"
l IP. I.
i i niit ,.. .
"I I l llu li t -1 1 1 1 i In
i...i Mailt i.-i
I ii -1 1 1 :.: t .i
l- III I lil. I'll-
. i.-: i
Meiob- r id
ul w a s be t i n.
I. o il ing c'ub should
Tin- iii. 1. 1 w lis ii mai
four oV: i k can l e -a
i ut t ill t vventy
! in In having a
Ii i- l .e b
vvitl. a hai sh v oice
oi! might make it
st ill in her v out h.
she go: s around
ll-ng th i:i liv idual
tha' soaking it in
- says the earth is
that explains why
i much ami is out
so laic al night-.
"I.a! me!" said the old lady, "times
do change. They now wear kidson
t l.e-r bands. Wheal w , is a child they
vvor it their hands on the kids."
-,, v.ni called that well witter?" re
marked t lie M ranger, spurting the of.
fending liquid from his mouth. "C.reat
' ll;,ve tasted when
"I think I will goto Ohio In live,
iid a maiden of uncertain age. "What
or," "I'.eiause there is one factory
there thai makes oii.nnii matches every
day." she replied, with a sigh.
hie young mail said to another:
"Il is a h-ng way from this world to
the next " -till never mind, my dear
fellow," -aid tl ther; you'll have it
till dovv n bill."
I onir I 'ti-ii in ii i if Tube.
A i ' to anv i-. getting ready to build
a pheu ,ia' ie I iibe (or carrying letter?
and ii' ill pa. kages troiu Chicago tt;
New York. I hc idea at l ist seem?
impracticable, but on examination it
tuinsoiit to he feasible. Two tubes
are to In- made of brass, which will
run side by side, although it is said
one tube will be tried at lirst. A pow
er! ul engine with an exhaust-wheel is
to be stationed at "tie end. It is said
tha iitbetiibcis properly made and
planted no ;iir w ill es iipe. The right
of way it is believed can be secured
lor nothing, "f at a nominal expense.
and the main cost will bo the tube ami
the engiiHs and k: at ions. A letter, a
sampl" "f train, or package of any
k.ii'l which is to be sent, is inclosed in
a lea her ba'l. A ball presents the
lea-! in -v.oa as a rolling object, and
the leather 1-. to be stiff and heavy. A
t out liiuoii i i uri cut of air is passing
through tie tube constantly. With
lie pip-- Hie plan is lo reverse the
engine every hour the lirst hour fore,
rig i l r-i-i d at the I hicago end and
.eliding pa.-kagi- t" New York, the
in xi ho'ir ex i.anst mg the air at Chi-
..g" iiml drawing the packages as
qii.ckiv ice k The nu n who have it
h i barge do not say how long will
lake to s iid a package this way, hut
."'ie to ,o ii iii loss than a
l itioiis will In-established
: t tl
l'n i" i taut citiis on 'he route.
il I- ex
o ,o !
i nr ii
al iit Ii
i vie I to p y a large pro:it,anl
:c business ,i the telegraph
ie-. e. press companies, and the
I bey -ay the scheme of sending
ii t r. ileum by a pi e for long
s. as is now done, was laughed
-t ami I hilt this one is more
pr;n I :ea 1c
possible, and not nearly
so i ost ! , is the pipes arc t" he small
!1 iis on
bills a- vv
III.' ( 'Hill
i; 1 1 1 ii :
The i aliiils are a
sain t'. They may
the w inter, it the i
be all v cry well in
st be hard enough
to fn ee them, but as soon as the
weather I egins to grow warm they
give au o-lor .ike that v. bich the
Seriptur s 1. lis ii-emitted by the deeds
of the vviekiil They cut the city in
all direct am- ami are of course onlv
lo be em, i d at regular intervals by
the aid ol I ridges; o that the pedes-
trian wanting to get from one side of
the street lo the other is liable to be
senl Jim i yards out of his way before
be can tlo so. At night, in a dark
street, they are to be appioaohod Wari
ly, for a false step or a stumble against
the stone pillars to which the boats
ami barges are moored would bo apt
to send one h' ad foremost into the
water. Hut the quaint craft that ply
their sluggish waters have a charac
ter and interest of their own, and the
mingling of town life with the life of
curious enough in the
tlie canals are found