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VOL. III. RAUSIGH, N. C, THIHSDAY, MARCH
WEEKLY ERA.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Beatrice Cenci.
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In the picture gallery of the Ber
berina Palace, at Home, hangs the
portrait oi a young- JXoinan girl,
painted by Guido. It is a beautiful
but melancholy face, whose south
I I & It .
i iuuk. u swrei, Hurruwiui eyes," re
j produced in cromo, are so frequent-
ly seen in parlor and sfiop windows.
For of all the famous paintings in
Home none is better known or more
copied than this. It derives pecu
liar interest from the history of he
whoso features it is said to repre
sent. - - m .-
j? rancesco uenci. me- neau oi one
of the oldest and wealthiest fa mi
lies of Rome, was a man of violent
temper, and, in his household, in-
toieraoiy cruel, two or ins sous
were assassinated at his instigation.
At length, unable longer to endure
his cruelties and tyranny, his fami
ly appealed to the Pope, Clement
VIII, for protection, the petition
was miscarried, and remained, of
course, unanswered.
On the night f the loth of Sep
tember, 1598, Francesco was mur
dered. He was foun l with an
enormous nail driven into each of
his eyes a mode of assassination
which indicated t!iat at least two
Iersons were engaged in the work.
Due of them wa.- finally captured,
and upon examination, charged the
wife, a son, and the daughter, Bea
trice, with having pro-npted the
deed. They had, he testified, put
the victim to sleep by administer
ing a narcotic draught, and then
had introduced himself and his ac
complice iti to Francesco's chamber.
They were arrested and imprisoned
in the Castle of St. Aturclo. where
j they were from time to time, as
was the practice during the middle
J ages, -subjected to the tortures of the
: rack to force them to conlWs the
crime. As was frequently the case
j with the accused, whether guillv or
; not, preferring diath to this linger-
ingagouy, tne mother and brother
made confession. But for i: early a
year Beatrice con i in ued iirm in her
t declarations of in riocence. At last
a new method of torture was de
vised, to inflict which which would
make it neeess..ry to cut off her hair,
which is uescnueu as oeing "tne
j most silken, the longest, and the
most marvelous in color ever .seen."
; At this she turned pale. "Touch
not ray head," she cried. "Let me
die without mutilation." And to
save her tresses she, too, yielded.
Her beauty, the belief in her in-
fiiocence, the courage she had
r. a
It
Homo Life A Lec
ture by Grace Greenwood.
"Indoors" Uthe title of a lecfufe
delivered In Plymouth church,
Brrooklyn, on Wednesday evening.
by Grace Greenwood. She began
the lecture by controverting the
f .reposition that American home
ife is declining, and that by an ex
tension of the franchise to women
it would receive it death blow. She
did not believe, she said, in either
of these propositions. She was will
ing to ackowledge that American
home life was not all that it should
be, but the woman question, she
contended, lay at the very thresh
old of the home question. Having
briefly alluded to the way in which
men arrange matters for the guid
ance of women, the lecturer propos
ed to reverao tho-stafc-bf lhlfigs--td
put the saddle on anotner norse,anu
to. propound a code of rules for the
guidance of man in such matters as
manners, amusements, dress, love,
courtship, marriage, deportment to
ward wives and mothers-in-law,
politics, religion, and so forth, hu
morously illustrating the question
by placing before the auditors a
number of obligations incident to
the above conditions. She asked
how would men like this state of
affairs, and with some elaboration,
ridiculed the theory put forward by
the Duke of Argyle that no woman
had a right to appear on a platform
except it was to be hanged, and that
then, of course, it was inevitable.
Men, she said, gave much lauda
tion to women, but justice would bo
better. She did not think that men
meant to be unjust tyrants towards 1
. a
women, and she averred tnat sne
would not say so, even if she thought i
so. The lecturer next rererreu to
conjugal life, the great sheet-anchor
of home, which, she said, had been
more jested about than any other
sentiment. This was especially
w I I
Why Women Marry. I Shaaantt U riwies.-
Some close observer of social re- The season for, the pyosecutiorr of
latiohs, havinglooked aboutamong shad and exnng usning in ixonn
NorfoI k - boar yvs teruay ; peing ten
TraiTels; wMch is now! the dailyiiv
erage. 5 The snpfrly Svill; gradually
increase until it reaches fifty and
then one hundred barrels "per 4ay.
The first North Carplina shad are
caught iu the Albemarle-ffbd Para
Ifce SouiidSj in sfake4 nets,1 each 36
feet Jonsr: Aboii 1 15JD00 of 2Q,000 of
these riets are set. and fished by
men in small boats; 200 het being
managed by one: poa. ul From 500,
000 to 1,000,000 shad are! 'caught in;
thi$ way ! every season' JThese fisl
are at opce palkedih 'fee, and. in, a
few hours are In Kdriblkaricr Jrt'24
horirUfr.Rr padght arethder
in this city.' $Vm wafW-many-aro
shipped to points iti the .West, - In
March the'tNorth Carolina fisheries,
about Edenton are in full blast, the
enormous hauls of shad and herring
3iis5.' f being: mnqed by means or seines.
At least one milliori snaa ana many
more herring are here caught, the
shipments' reach i rig from; 100 to
500 large boxes ' each ; da. . The
North Carolina fish are considered
superior, because they are 'caught
as they ; leave the sea, and are al
ways fat and in excellent condition.
The first shad that; reached here
this season' were; caught in the St.
John's river," Florida, and brought
here by the Savannah steamers ear
ly in January. These fish are gen
eral! r poor, a rid corn niand but .$30
per hundred, wH Id North Carolina
shad command :."D1 The Potomac
and JMiirvliindfi Mermen commence
ih2 first of April.
his married female
ventures to crive the following list,
with an attempt to indicate the
reasons which influence many to
marry.
Number one has married for a'
home. She got tired working in
a factory, or teaching school. She
thought married life on earth was
but moonlight walks, buggy rides
new bonnets and nothing to do.
Well she has got her home, whether
or not she is tired of the incumber
ance this deponent saith not inas
much as this deponent does not
now positively know.
Number two married because
she had seven young sisters and a
papa with a narrow .income! i She
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consuiieu ine interest oi nie iaiuiiy.
Perhaps she had better consulted
her own interest by taking in sew
ing, or some other light work.
Number three married because
Mrs. sounded better . than
She was twenty-nine years and
eleven months old, and another
month would have transformed
her into a regular old maid. Think
how awful that would have been!
Number four married because she
wanted somebody to pay her bills.
Her husband married for the same
reason, so they are both repenting
at leisure.
Number five married because
she was poor and wanted riches.'
She never counted on all the other
inings mar were myeoaraoie iro:n
those coveted riches.
Number six married because she
thought she would like to travel.
But Mr. Number Six c
anged
his
min i afterward, and all the travel-
Mi 'net ween
kitchen
ing sne Mas done has
and the back
f shown, had won the sympathy and
f compassion of the whole Uomau
j populace, and the Pope was besieg-
ed with petitions to grant her par
i don. This he was nearlv ncrsuaded
1 4 A 1 11
io uo, wnen ai mu iriai ner cause
was most eloquently pleaded by
the counsel appointed for the de
fense, and it was shown how orob
1 ably a man so generally disliked
Sand dreaded as t rancesco should
I have had enemies outside his own
I household to plot against his life.
i Other murders of similar character
occurring about this time, induced
the Pope to refuse pardon, and it is
thought that his decision was in
fluenced by thu considerations that
in the event of their condemnation
l he pioperty of the prisoners would
come into the possession of the
church. They were, therefore, pub
iicly executed on the piazza of the
bridge of fcu. Angelo, September
the 0th, 1509. All the windows,
roofs and balconies in the vicinity
were filled with people to witness
the scene, so trreat was the interest
felt for the beautiful and young
I heroine.
! The portrait by Guido is said to
? havo been pain ted just before her
execution, and during her confine-
ment in prison. Her story has
j furnished food for many a romance,
and has often been represented
upon the stage. She is still gener
ally supposed to have been innocent
of the crime, and for every one
! recalling this passage of history, the
i picture has a strange fascination,
p
If There was once a German noble
f man who led a foolish and dissipa
ted life neglecting his people, his
family, and his affairs, drinking
and gambling. lie had a dream
k one night which vividly impress
; ed him. He saw a savage figure
i looking at him with a serious face
& and pointing to a dial when the
hands masked the hour of Iv. The
t figure looked at him sadly and
f said these words, "After four,"
f and disappeared. The nobleman
I awoke in great terror thinking the
vision foreboded speedy death.
J 44 After four!" What could it mean?
i It must mean that he would die in
four days. So he set his house in
order, sent for a priest, confessed
j his sins and received absolution.
Heuiso sent for his family and
i lxgged their forgiveness ior past
offences. After arrauging his af-
fairs with his ni n of "business he
waited for deat':. The f'ur days
' passed on and he did not die. He
I
true in re.-pect to the Spanish,
French, and Italian, as, for in
stance: 44 A woman is to be found
homo three times when she is
christened, when she is married,
and when she is buried." "He that
takes an eel by the tail or a woman
by her word may say ho holds noth
ing." "He that loses Iiis wife and
a farthing hath great loss of his
farthing." But notwithstanding
these things she believed that there
is much conjugal affection among
us yet, and that there is a good deal
of truth in the old proverb, "There
is but one good wife in the country,
and every man thinks he hath her."
.Referring to the relations which
frequently exist between husband
and wife, arising out of the sense of
absolute and secure possession, she
quoted the philosophy of Artemus
Ward, who said on the subject,
"Now you are married and cau eat
onions." The enunciation of this
sentiment created much laughter.
She also referred to that compound
of weariness and disgust termed
ennui, which frequently springs up
between young people who marry
without any fixed and abiding
love. Ennui she termed the deviPs
usher. She then proceeded to the
consideration of marital jealousies.
The troubles of husbands in respect
to mothers-in-law were humorously
considered, and a difficulty was
suggested in respect to Mormonism
to the effect that, although the Mor
mons might be reconciled to a plu
rality of wives, they would scarcely
bo favorably disposed toward a
plurality of mothers-in-law. In
reference to many marriages the
lecturer said that when love is out
at elbows all the world may know
it ; that that skeleton will jump out
of the closet, and always when
company is present. She especially
counseled domestic privacy, and in
this connection she referred to the
fact that domestic affairs were con
tinually noised abroad in the news
papers. The reporters did all this,
of course, but she thought that
many of the sins of society were
frequently laid on the shoulders of
the "rascally" reporters. She also
sympathized with that class of un
fortunates, in the fact that they are
a a a at a
so irequentiy oDiigea to listen io
stupid lecturers, and expression of
sentiment in which there is much
justice.
the well
door.
Number seven nu; rrn-d owt of
spite, because her iirst love Iv.d
taken to himself a seeond love.
This piece of reparation iniit
have done her gocd at th it iiu:e,
but in the long run number s-ev ;n
found it did not pr y.
Number eight married because
she had re. id novels and w:nted
sympathy. Symntithv is a ibie
thing, but it cools do-',
rate it .ine domestic
kept boiling, an 1 the domestic tur
key is done. Novels and li on e
keeping don't rue. very well to-
- v OrijrUi o JPIants.-o, Jtli
Madder cametrdrnttheisti
Cabbage grew$ wiidiniberia
Buckwheat came "from Siberia,?
, Celery prig! h ateJ' i h. Germany, ,(
The ChestnutleamV fromtaly.
The Potato 1s ft native-WPerar
i The Onion origjnatedangyptr
Millet wasfirst known Jn India.
The Nettle? fs a fiatiye of Europe
The Citron is a native orGreece.
Theine HlKItlve of America.
trQats originated aniortji Africa.
t The Poppy originated in, the East.
Rye came? originally Trorh Siberia.
Parsley was first known in Sardi-
jJThe Parsnip is a naiye ofArabia.
I Sunflower ws brought from ?eni
. The Pear and 1 Ableare from Eu
rope -Utaii-it I 'f'
4 Spinach was. fflrst : caltl vateb' In
Arabia.? 1 , - , -,t
The Mulberry tree onsrinated iu
Persia:' ! ' l" '
'The horse Chestnut is a native of
Thibet. - ; . ... v- :
, The . Cucumber came from .the
East Indies. ;.
; The Quince came from the Island
of Crete. 4 1 -TheRadisU
native of China
and Japan.
K The Zealand Flax shows its ori
gin by its name.
Pears are supposed to be''of Egyp
tian origin. :
The Garden.Cress is from Egypt
and the East. ... , 't , :
Horse Itadish e'ame , from the
South of Europe.
Hemp is a native of Persia and
the JSast Indies, ." ,
J t i Don't jGlo Elictc
r $t Hi V said-1 that 'Agnes "Sdrei;
the favorite sbf diaries VI. of
France, was the first noble-woman
that ever wore a diamond necklace, j It appears that -he ;Went;the other
the' art of cutting ! and' polishine I niarht from an oyster supper, and on
diamonds being 5 almost unknown I her father appearingat the door, ho
'ifil Kalma1! Tf i paid thftt thi 1 nhaorirorl . 'Wrtlln old tftdnole !
-.The Danbury".2Vctt4 says i
' Vjne of our vounir men has ceas
ed to make calls at a certain house.
i nqekjace, orcarcanet as it? was call-1 where. s . he- floating gazeue r
ed, was so "heavy and imcomforta-1 whereas my 16ve now dreaming?"
ble that AfirnesSOrel ' wore' it only I This seemed to indicate that some-
.erations about
Suad are not
north of hv r
and June.
eae.ght in the waters
ue.th as late as May
lUimvh '.'American.
ah
ed
v i.
the (v
.jUtes. v.'hi'V!
t It " Kv
t '1 i.-.. ill 1 .'.
place i .i the
t man may
cf wives witii nn-
, althou' h the proeeiJ iy
v iu i i :i o: ive.e -e v.i ouraiucu-is
ciiu cai julaii d' to endanger the
Ibii:
p;i:ii
JLhe Uorianaer grows ..wild near
the Mediterranean. :
The Jerusalem Artichoke is ,.a
Brazilian produbtiop.
Barley was fouu-J in the moun
tains of Himalays. '
on state occasions. fne nowever i tnincr-was-wan tea. so ne piaceu nis
popularized the style1; and diamonds I hanp sadly on .tho ,young man's
soarj became all the.rage, arid corti-M shoulder, stowetl "a way " a' largo
manaeaaAUtQus, prices, as mere amount or leatner o unuer ; n is coat
can be nothing: permanent, in the tailrand then retired into the.house.
world of fashiorf. brillfantswere in The young man doesn't, go there
time-superseded I by tartistioally aiiy'more. Ho says the small-pox
wroughtgold rtaijewieirycath-f J is hereditary in the family.""
fnne de Meaicis apa - JJianai xie I j -. . p m j r it i ... p
JmmM? A Brick of a Name.- '!
anu aiamonus wereulce uiscarueu i . , . ... .
iratlPMary Stuart's f marTlage with I "Ascertain coUcgp professor asked
'Fra0r2r:9Ofao-9Wii .Rhe lanews.tidient to ; gfvev his " name,
X)rpught.,some .remarKaDie, gems i ana was asiounaea wen inir young
from England; but after that tin-j man'in ibonse'rerriarked, " You
foctdnate queen's return 'to4 Scot- are a bncir.7'. "Wnat .ao you mean
latidsubsequentt to her young husr sir.?,", he iuqqYred, and again the
band's death, pearls regained their obnoxious answer was. given. At
supremacy., On the r occasion-n of thf'th'o professor grey rtngry, de
Marie de Medicis,' i jdorbnatiort, ;all clarlng that ho would not be Jnsul
the ladies of the court wore elegant ted, when tho Innocent cause of his
head-dresses of pearls.-Under the' mlh 'disclaimed any intention of
reign of .Louis
stones were brought
titles from Persia
wrn itinrfi ninrrb
fo$?J Even the waist and sleeves' Profe.sor,s eitculatIonr as he settlel
of i dresses were trimmed if that back, Md added'. 4YoU.wIll corn
word may be iproperly :used-with rhencej your; lesson ,' ! ; ' lr; a iv
turquoise and ruby passementerie, Brick."; ,.;;.; '.".'
aigrettes of diamond, notto speak
of the enormous and dazzelingly:
brill iant-stomaclTers then in vogue.
Diamonds were displayed in al
most; incredible profusion, as bnt-
JUA, i precious insulting mm, ana expiainea uy
:, mt Jargo, quan- sayih My name is U. K. .
and India, ana i Bricic unan Jieynoia naerson
r wnrn -than be-1 " Ah'.- indeed !" was the
'institu
years
:icro the
of
nimogamy. ;ome
hou?e of a New Zea-
lan-b r named Oades was burn ti by
vn at a rapid j natives while its owner was tempo
keitle is i.ot railv absent, and on liis return he
found, r. j he thought, the .bones of
his wii'o ;itnu children among the
ether in harnes to i:se' a-sporting
term, and number eights supply
of sympathy dontt last verydong.
Number nine married because
she loved her huadatul with all her
heart and soul, and she loves him
still, and will probably continue; 13b
love him, and is the happiest wife
in the world so she says.
We have got the right motive at
last, a motive which, when sanct
ioned by a desire and resolution
to improve and elevate each other,
and to live true and holy lives be-,
fore God, cannot fail to call ,down
the blessings of Heaven. But sad
is the fate of those who marry from
wrong1; motives, to escape their
share of life's work, or get some
thing for which they have nothing
to give in return.
ruins.: Ho ..thereupon . sailed for
i
then concluded
four weeks. He
could, but at
weeks he was
plain now. he
the vision meant
did all the good
the end of two
still alive. It is
said, the vision
meant four years, and in the next
four years he gave his whole life and
fortune for the improvement of his
people, his neighbors, and the poor,
taking an honorable part in public
affairs. At the end of fonr years
he was elected Emperor of Germany.
A 1011 Portrait of IJisraeli.
This great conservative leader, in
whose hands have been reiosed all
the material interests of the Church
and aristocracy, is anything but the
type of an Englishman. He is a
tall and rather broad-shouldered
man though otherwise not of stout
build with a slight stoop, of
very sphinx-like looks; a sallow
complexion and a dreamy express
ion ; a long and shaven upper lip,
closely shaven whiskers, and an im
perial. His walk is more like tnat
of a dancing master than of a gen
uine John Bull, his toes evidently
doing much more work than his
heels. A hearty, joyous laugh from
him would seem to be impossible ;
but there is frequently a very sar
donic smile upon the" face of this
master of irony. Whatever may
be his religious views and they ap
pear by some cf his novels to be a
singular mixture of Christianity
and Judaism he is the first of tho
Hebrew race who has attained tho
position of Premier of England,
and he is equally proud of the fa
vored people from whom he traces
a distinguished lineage. Although
in his sixty-ninth year, Disraeli
shows no signs of . senility, and
could 'wear out many a much
younger man in hours of oratorical
effort, or in watching the interests
of 'the party he presides over, even
from the foremost opposition bench
of the House of Commons, '
California, and after the lapse of a
few years married again. . But his
first wife was captured, not burned,
by the savages, and she had regain
ed ncjfiicrtwJiti. .sbniade her
.way to. Caiifoia, ibunfuner-Tras
band, and; by a mutuai agreement
i became and equal sharer with the
SeCOnU Wlie lUtllVl UUsuauki, ftim
a mutual agreement became an
equal sharer with the second wife
in her husband's American home -
an instance of feminine generosity
only paralleled by the English and
Saracean wife of .-the old crusader.
The family lived , contentedly
enough, but their, neighbors were
scandalized at this perversion and
reversion of Enoch Arden's case,
and they brought the, matter before
the .courts. The laws of California,
however, declares that if a husband
or wife is separated from his or her
consort for a period of five years,
and either party marries again un
der the impression, that the first
consort is dead, the second marriage
is not void except upon application
of either party during the life of the
other. As the two wives . in the
present case are willing to live un
der one roof, and as the husband is
anxious to have them do so, the
courts decline to interfere, and so
the New Zealander is a bigamist
according to law. .
15 a rn urn's next Sensation.
The greatest showman of the
day is once more in London, com
pleting preparations for opening
of the immense Hippodrome which
he is erecting in New York. He
has leased from the Harlem Rail
way Company property in the very
centre of the city, opposite Madi
son Park, Fifth Avenue Hotel, St
James Hotel, and other principal
buildings. The 4track" of the
Hippodrome is to be one-sixth of a
mile in length, and some idea of
the means which are being taken
to create a sensation may be deriv
ed from the following facts: Bar
num has not only sent agents to
Spain and Africa to secure attrac
tions, but has himself visited the
Hippodrome in Paris, the Circus
Itenz at Vienna, Myer's Circus at
Dresden, Salamonski and Garris's
Circus at Cologne, the Zoological
Gardens of Hamburg, Amsterdam,
and other continental cities, selec
ting and purchasing tho choicest
animals procurable, and engaging
the most talented artists. He has
secured what may fairly be called
an endless variety of attractions,
raninc from araco horse to a Ho-
man chariot. With the Messrs. j
Sanger alone, he has done business .
to the tune of ll,U0e. :Te has al- j
ready shipped to New York ele- j
phants, camels, and horses trained
for every species of circus perform-
ance. On tho Jioth a fuithor batch)
will bo dispatched, including six- ,
teen ostriches ten elands, tea zjba3,
a team of rein deer with Lapland
drivers, a troupe of performing
dogs, goats, etc., etc. 'i'he armor
anil costume makers of London are
to be set to work immediately, - he
pantomines are oil' their ban. Is,
onrl r'iin -vortirn .f tlir T.'l r . 11 b Pr-
j nalia which is io contribute zo the
(gigantic whole, will- e shiptea
weekly. The hij'pourome will be
opened in April 'next, and in tbe
preliminary "parade, Vv-e have no
doubt, the citizens will sav that J
their greatest and most popular
showman has far outstrippe d ali
his former efforts. We may add
that New York enterprise will in
no way interfere with the famous
tent fihmv owtirvwhoro L- n r i -1 1 o j
44Barnum's Great .Museum, .Me- -.: Could anything be batter than the'
nagerie, Circus and Travelling! loUovying, copiea, irorn ineitravei-,
World's Fair." London Em. i era' book at au iun in Switzerland :
A Uriel' Temperance Lecture.
The Duke of Orleans, the eldest
son-of King Louis Phillippe, was
the inheritor of whatever -rights his
father could transmit. He was a
noble young man physically noble.
His generous qualities had render
ed him universally popular. One
morning he invited a few compan
ions to breakfast, as he was about
to take his departure - from Paris;to
joih.his regiment. Ih the convivial
ity of the hour heurank a little top
much Wine. He did' not become
ihtoxicatedhe;Was not -in any re
spect ardfesipated man ; hischarac
ter was lofty and noble but in that
joyous hour he drank just one glass
-rtn miinf) T r; "fo fc-'i nt t llO V"if rti rffr
"gTaesgW
his body and ot his minu. isiaaing
adieu td his companions, lie entered
his carriage ; but? for that one glass
Of wine he woutd'have alighted on
his feet. His 4iead struck the pave
ment. Senseles? arid bleeding he
was taken into;a beer shop near by,
and died. w The extra ' glass iof wine
overthrew the Orleans- dynasty,
confiscated their property of one
hundred millions d dollars and
sent the whole &mily into exile. A
Danu. ;
Chas. Ai'.DannV editor of the New
York ' Atw; is neatly; sixty. He
walks -in -an 'eref unit 'hrttiorhtv
ymn ami biuua aim unis, ou tuo iiu way, withfirm . and lively step,
of snuff-boxes and-jewel Cases; -on He is very strong,- and hasasolid
tlie handles of iwhifxs, parasols, and y buiit frame. -His eye? are sound
swprds aud the heads of canes; and, ; and clear, and his voice is stiff and
aive an, oa ine. lace-couars oi me hard A3 ever. It is marvelous to see
hpwrittie ho has changed 1 n twen
ty yea-st Pana 4has grown rich,
through lijs , proprietary interest in )
courtiers.
i.
How Success is Achieved.
When Profossdr Agassiz was asked
tb become a mem ber of a Arm with
the assurance v that he could, make
'any amount 6f money he replied
441 -have no time to make money."
The principle of this doctrine is the
secret of success in- Ule. . If a man
could multiply himself, issue him
self in many copies, and each copy
apply "itself to some business, he
would, if-he were a- capable man
like Agassiz, succeed . Jn all : but
-each man can, apply himself only
toJjiU own business, and ; there he
mult' use his Energy if he would
succeed This is .the'seTet con-
Agassiz had up U lne'tCK in inon-
e, io make love, to be a statesman,
lawyer, mechanic, anything but
just what he Was-a scientist, whose,
specialty was ichthyology. All his
energy was devoted to this pur hose,
and tie succeeded. The concentra
tion was r intense" and long-continued,
and not even the-'great Cuvier
was his equals 5ii: Jt : ,
iJ'
Why Is a man who never lays a
wager, quite as bad as one who
does ? Because he is no better, -yd
The Serpent of Appetite.
It is an eastern fable that a cer
tain king once suffered the Evil
Ono to kiss him on either shoulder.
Immediately there sprang- there
from two serpents, who, furious
with hunger, attacked the man,
and strove to eat his brain. The
now terrified king strove to tear
them away and cast them from him,
when he found, to his horror, that
they had become a part of himself.
Just so it is with every one who
becomes ii slave to his appetite. He
mav yield in what seems a very
littfe thing at first; even when he
finde himself attacked bjrthe (ser
pentthat lurks in the grass, he may
fancy he can cast him off. But,
alas"! he finds the thirst for strong
drink has become a part of himself.
It would be almost as easy to cut off
his right hand. The poor poet Burns
seid that if a barrel of rum was
placed in one corner of the room,
and a loaded cannon in another,
pointing toward him, ready to be
tired if lie approached the barrel; he
had no choree but to go for the
rum. ! .
The person who iirst tempts you
to take a gla.-s, may appear very
friendly. Ii waf 'riot a- dart that
Satan aimed at the fated king. He
only gave, him a kiss. But the ser
pent that Sprang from it was just as
deadly, for all that.. ' .; ; :
O. be careful letting this serpent j
ot appeaie- get possessiou oj you, ior
it, will be a miracle of grace,indeed,
if vou are ever'abie again to shake
hiiq ou., ; t j , . v - ,
TlTE TWO TRAVELERS.
t- --l t . vi-- -
"I've lost, my. portmanteau."',
?"1 pity your gr?ef. '
; ' All my sermons were m it."
iXpity the thief."
Soldiers Fifty lollars per thou-
; fkihd;' ;;;- ' A'
- Among the Ashantee allies pf the
British forces, "under Sir Garnett
Wolsely, were 11,000 men provided L m
b y Jv i ngs Ansa ' and At ta.' These trw
monarchs, witl; a noble patriotism,
required neither pay for themselves
nor 'their troops; only a few1 hun
dred muskets with some ' powder
and lead, which, of course, ; were
supplied. The actual services of
other native troops were secured at
fixed rates, wblch, regarding the
bejligerent nature of the, services,
wefe not high.! pChe Kings were
paid i0 or fifty dollars ih roupd
figures, per month for evy , thou
sand of the colored troops brought
into the field. The Chiefs, answer
ing ih rank to our Major ".Gerierals
we supposed received five .shillings
a day, While tlje fighting men were
paid three pence a day for; prbvis-.
ions, but nothing for fighting that
being include! in the 10 dpueeur
to the ebonv sovereigns who own
r Black Wirl 4Isay, Joshvl war
gwine down de street, de odder tday,
un' I seed a tree bark."
"Why, dad am nothing, Sam, I
seed one holler once." ; , '
Ya ! ya! ya ! did he tako .his
trunk wid him?", , i
"NcL he left dat iovjoarfl."
Another. ''Mr. JolVnson;dld you
hear 'bout dat queer case I had de
Oder day ?'! 1 ! ;
"No, Pompr1; what war i t like ?."
Well,-1 .will tell you. Mr. Grub
came to m8 da odder day an' says
he, rHere Poihp, Pll gib you my
FhAiioo on' ri ir flno Vitfia frw
liV uou ci. t a aov an Af v iivrt w
a cent?' ' u ,
44Good golly. What did you say,
Pomp?'?
' " Why. I I said he couldn't cheat
rdis nigger." ;
them. Taking every , thing j into
consideration, England 'golf her
food for;powder at a chejp jrate.
Of course she.pdt'her colored allies
in front where they, couldnit well
run away; but then at fifty d6llrrs
a -thousand Sir Garnet could well
afford: occasionally to be 4 pttle
reckless in his native warriors
Evtarts' Don k ex Story. t4 Wi 1 -H
Mam Trcif flla thia ttnri' " A H
few summer, since, at? the urgent
request of. ope of his youngest
daughters, he ssntup to Jiis; coun
try, place in Vermout a dopkey for
her use. She had read about don
keys, but was not,- familiar hrith
their peculiar vocalism. f -i'lxe? ani
mal's strapgO j noise inspired "her
with the profoundest pity fpr his
evident distress, j.o she ?wrote,tQ
her father: , 4D3ar piipa, I do w.ish
you would come. upt here ;.ri,Miiy
donkey is..sp ;lonesomefr; As Ir.
Evtirts Tenders- this pathetic appeal
it is irresistible' r e.
'How to Manage Mistaes. An
a minister and lawyer were riding
together, said the j minister , to the
lawyer: i
44Sir do you ever1 make mistakes
in pleading?" i r
"I do" said the lawyer
'And what dq you, do with the
mistakes?" ehquirefl the minister.
uWhy, s!r;if laVge 'ones, I mend
them ; if small ones, I let them go,"
said the' lawyer, j i4And pray, sir,
continued he, 4Mo you ever make
mistakes iu preaching?" ,
4lYes, sir, I havcl"
.4And what do you- do with the
riistake?", ! t i
-44 Why sir, JL dispose of them in
the same manner! you do 1 rectify
the large ones, and pass' the small
ones. Not long si nce,coti tinned he,
'as. I was preaching, meant to
observe that tho devil was the father
of liars-? but "made,. a mistake, and
said the father (of laicyers. The
mistake was so small that I let it
go." . i . 4 ."i ,
IS
On a Sunday evening, recently, a
weib known v clergyman i was elo
nnontlv nlahriocr unon the dutv7 of
fortfivinsr one's enemies t and, f :
among the? questions Which he?$ut f ind somebld hameas.y
T' " i n i i ;
i A Fable. "The millennium
come," said a lion' to a Iamb : 'sup
pose you conie 6ut of that fold, and
let -us He down together, as it. has
been foretold we should;";
'Been to dinner to-day V inquired
the lamb.
y'sNot a bit of , anything since
breakfast," was. the reply, "except
a"feW lean swine a saddle or two
the iSwiduting, five-years:, and his
income from his , paper, and from
the Cyclopedia (the second edition
of which he is. now editihg, in com- r
pany with Mr, Bipley) mthtsafe- I.
ly be put down. ,a.t ono hundred
thousand dollars a ; year for all the
rest of the years of h is life: . j
A' mild and. affectionate wife in
Lancaster overheard . an acquaitej
tai nee. remarked that her husband
was too iond of !Loo..vSho waited
up for him that night, and when
he came homei. -demanded to know
ifhehad been spending his time
agauujAuiJioo.w.Thtt u nsuspect i ng
husaria"adinitiiHi:-iint k haa,
when, without" "giving him time
to explain, she went for him with
a fire shovel. The husband does
not exactly remember how thoi
Interview ended,; but he never
could convince his wife that Loo
Was a game of card, and always
plays euchre now4 and gets, home
before ten,o,cIock. w
Out of five children which com
posed the family of 'John Jacob As
tor, one only remains. Thisis Wil
liam B., who is now upwards of
ejghty.. He is now one of the old
est 'native-bom residents of New
York, and' has seen a wonderful se
ries of changes. 'He can remember
the first steamboat which greeted
his boyish eye -when he was a
yputh of fourteen, anil ll ias sen
the city increase. 'from 30,000 to a
population of more than a million.
He has also seen: his fatlier's estate
expand from $200,000 to $.0,000,(K)i,
aud he has beheld all the associates
of his youth pass away, as well as
his parents and their children.
An exchange says: A prospec
tive son-in-law while relating "the
old, old story" to his charmer, at
the old folks' home, last evening.
sat down on a bent pin, which had
been placed in position by the pro
spective brother-indaw. Ho sprang
about three feet in tho air, and
while coming down was 'heard to
whisper softly, l4I think it is cool-
er near tne wTinuowr love." iiis
smile was sweet, but sad.
"Got anything for a sick man. to
read?" inquired a pug-nosed boy at
a news-stand the other day. "Yes,
anything you want Bibles, poems,
religious books, Christian Herald,
and so forth," replied the clerk.
Bibles ; ' ecnoeu inu ooy ; -uo you
thing dad's a hangel? Gimme a
lively dime novel one with an
Injun sculping a soldier!" Detroit
Free liress. , - i ,
An Irish domestic, new engaged, v
presented to his master onemorn
viM a pair of boots, the. leg of one
of which, was much longer than the
other. "How comes it, you rascal,
that these boots are not of the same
length?" "I really don't know,
sir : but . what : bothers, me most
h that the pair down stairs are in
the same fix."
. , a e
to the i congregauoa wiwio ur,r ox
course; xnectihgTan, answer--wa
iDo you love your endmiea ?' ,Tp
his surprise some one prombtl y. re
plied, f4Nof sir TheBpeaker who
thus ! unexpectedly. maae,:an3twer
was a little boy sittxnginone otther
front pews ;;and the result,ms may,
bedmagined, was the upsetting of
the gravity d both; xpreacter1 and
I distrust . millennium," contin
ued, the iamb, thoughtfully, fj which
consists splelyJin our. lying down
together. My hdtibn br that liappy
time'is that' it Is ; a period inf-whicn
pork and leather are not articles of
diet, but in wnich eyery;respctable
lion shall have, as much mult on as
Lemon' Pudding. Weight of
two'ecrers in butter. Which beat to a
cream, same weight of flour, same
of pounded white sugar, tho grated
rind and Juice or two lemons ; oaKe
half an hour In a small flat pie dish,
with a rim of paste round the edge :
serve with sifted sugar on. top, and
- J .
genu uy tvery uvv ,f, u it:
It ia proposed; to appeal t io Con
gress to dam tho Ohio river! One
would imagine that the ejaculations
of passengers on board ,-fiteamers
that have been ''stuck In the sand,"
sum-
that
ne cau consume, nowever. vou isit a low siae oi water were
may' go 5 overyotf'' sun hy i i 1 1 arid f cient to answer all ; purposes I n
lie down utttiMicdme. ill i .tit i'f dlrectidn. k.uIk-t
    

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