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RALEIGH, N. C., TnUBGDAiT; MAKCII 20, 1874.
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' 1ST ASI ABLY IS ADTAXCK.
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"WEEKLY ERA.
.THURSDAY. If ARQjr iL "
Tito World la nut Old.
BT H. T. W.
Who mj that th world U grown old
And Aided it primaral s-racr
Some beauty of color or form
In everything round ro I trace.
This world la a glorioua place ;
JIow fragrant theflowenT perfume!
Just hark to the musical rilU!
JIow soft on tho fruit lies the bloom !
Who says that the world 1 frrown old ?
Why, even to lire ia delight!
A fountain of power and lovo
Is life when 'tis looked at aright.
The world is alt smiling to-day,
The earth, the sky, ami the ea :
And aralling the face of friends.
And one who Is far dearer to me.
WTo"'savs'jaf the worldTls grown old?
Tls aluioHt as fresh and as bright,
Prolifle and twining with life
Aa first, ay the dawning of light.
Oh, beautiful world ! our cartli home!
All creatures, ami ye of my kind !
What grace and virtues I see
Whoa scattered tho clouds of tho
mind.
31 ISCKLLANKOUS.
The Wonders of the East.
Some of lite Astounding Feats of the
Magicians of Siatn Jugglers deal
ing with the Riddle of Life and
Death Frankenstein Outdone.
A letter from Siam thus describes
a scene at an exhibition given by
some native jugglers:
"That is Norodom," whispered
Woun-Tajac in my ear. Another
actor now cane upon the scene,
whom I recognized to be tho tall,
athlete Tepada. Behind him came
a smaller man, whose name, Woun
Tajac informed me, was Minhman,
and a boy probably twelve years
old, called Tsin-ki. These four be
gan some of the most wonderful
athletic exhibitions that . can be
conceived. It is impossible to be-
If i ? a a .
neve, unicss you saw it, wnac worK
these men put human muscles to.
I am going to provoke the incre
dulity of your readers by attempt
ing to describe the majority of
them.
During three hours the exhibi
tion continued, feats of the sort I
have described, each more wonder
ful than the o.ie that preceded it,
following each other in rapid suc
cession. I shall content myself
with describing the last and culmi
nating wonder of these startling en
tertainments. A perfectly formed and most
lovely nautch girl sprang out upon
the stage, and was hailed with uni
vraaJ txcvlujoHtiona of delight,
everybody calling out ner name,
Luan Prabana, as if it were a word
of good omen. Her only dress was
a snort petticoat ol variegated feather-work.
A wreath of rosebud
crowned her soft, short, black hair,
and she wore a pearl necklace, as
well as broad, gold armlets and
anklets. With a brilliant smile she
danced exquisitely for some min
utes to the accompaniment of a
single pipe, then knelt and laid her
head Uon old Norodom's knee.
The loy fanned her with a fan
made of sweet fern leaves, Minhman
fetched a lotos .shaed goblet, and
Tepada poured into it from a quaint
looking flask a lluid of greenish
hue. The old yogi-like Norodom
took the goblet and blew his breath
upon the contents till they broke
into a pale blue liame. This Te
pada extinguished with his breath,
when Norodom held the goblet to
Luan Prabana's lips, and she drain
ed the contents with a sigh. As if
transfigured she suddenly sprang
to her feet, her face strangely radi
nnt, and began to spin giddily
around in one spot. First the boy,
then Minhman, then Tejuula tried
to arrest her, but they no sooner
touched her than she replied them
with a shock that thrilled them as
if she had imarted an electric
npark to them. Spinning constant
ly, with a bewilderingly ranid mo
tion, the girl now sprang off the
stage and down the hall, along by
tho foot of the columns, Tsin-ki,
Minhnian and Tepada iu ' active
pursuit. In and out among the
crowd they spun, the three chasing.
Tepada seized hold of the chaplet
that crowned her. It broke, and
as she whirled along a spray of rose
buds was scattered from her brow
in every direction. Anything more
graceful never was seen. Aud now
a greater wonder : At the extrem
ity of the hall the three surrounded
and would have seiz her, when,
still revolving, she rose slowly into
the air and floated gently over our
heads towards the stage, scattering
roses as she went. At the brink of
the stage she paused in mid air ;
then, with a slight, wing-like mo
tion of her arms, mounted up, up,
towards the loftiest arch of the
vault overhead. Suddenly old Nor
odom seized a bow and arrow and
shot towards her. There was a wild
shriek, a rushing sound, and the
dancer fell with a crash to the flags
rf the floor, and laid there an appa
rently bloody mass. The music
b.irst forth into a wild wail, and
the chorus of old hags came tumult
uous I y forth and bore her off in their
arms.
Now, from behind the ml curtain
came a dozen strong men, bearing
on their shoulders a great leaden
box, which they laid upon the front
part of the stage. As they retired
the old woman came out, bringing
a low couch, decorated with flowers
and gold embroidered drapery.upon
which lay Luan Prabana, decked
forth in bridal garments, and sweet
ly sleeping. The couch with its
Meeper was quietly put down upon
the Tront or the stage and left there,
wnile Norodom and Tepada went
to tho leaden box, and with hot
irons attempted to unseal it. "This
is Stung Tieng's eoffln," whispered
Woun to me t "th oM taint lias
been dead more than half a allien
nlum."
(Quickly, eagerly Jt seemed to me,
tho two men lirolce open tho fast
ening of the coffin, until the side
next the audience ulllngoutatlast.
a tonic uox was discovered. This
was prized open with a small crow
bar, and what seemed a great bun
die of nankeen taken out. Tepada
ana rioroaom commenced to un
wind this wrapping, . Which was
very tight. Yard after yard was
unwound and folded up by Mlnh-
man, and at last, after at least one
hundred yard of wrapping had
been taken off, the dry, shrivelled
mummy of a small old man was
visible, his eyes closed, flesh dry
ana nard dead and dry as a smok
od herring. Norodom taoDed the
cnriA w It h thp rn whn runfli t m va
tt dull. WOOden SOUnd. Teuada
. . , : - a
t)ssed it vH-Dd caught IUitwaa
us Bkiu us a lug. xiieu no niaccu
the mummy on Norodom's knees.
and fetched a flask of oil, a flask of
wine, and a censor burning with
soin pungent, rsorouoin took from
his hair a little box of ungent, and
prying open the mouth of tho
mummy with a cold chisel, showed
that the dry tongue could rattle like
a chip against the dry fauces, lie
filled the mouth with ungent and
closed it, and annointed the eyelids,
nostrils and ears. Then he and Te
pada mixed the wine and oil, and
carefully rubled every part of the
uuviy wnii it. J. new, luring ii uuvvu
in a reclining position, they put the
burning censor upon the chest and
withdrew a pace, while the drums
and gongs and cymbals crashed and
clattered, and the shrill, crackling
treble of the chorus of old women
rose hideously.
A breathless pause ensued one,
two, three minutes and the mum
my sneezed, sneezed thrice, so vio
lently as to extinguish the flame of
the censor. A moment later the
thing sat up, and stared blinking
and vacant around the vault an
old, old, wrinkled man, with nam-
blinsr chops, a shrivelled oreast and
belly, and little tufts of white hair
upon his chin and forehead. Tepada
approached him reverently upon
his knees, bringing him a salver,
with wine and a wafer-cake. The
old man did not notice him, but
ate, drank, then tottered to his feet,
the feeblest, decrepit old dotard
that ever walked. In another mo
ment he saw the nautch girl slum
bering upon her couch, he scuffled
feebly to her, and numbling, stoop
ed as if to help his dim eyes to see
her better. With a glad cry the
maiden waked, clasped him in her
arms and to her breast, and kissed
him. Incomprehensible magic I
He was no longer a nonegenarian
dotard, but a full veined, flery
youth, who gave her kiss for kisa.
How the transformation was
wrought I have no idea, but there
it was before our very eyes. The
music grew soft and passionate, the
chorus of the old women came out,
and with strange Phallic songs and
dances bore the two away a bridal
Eair. I never expected again to be
old a sight so wonderful as that
whole transformation, which, I may
mention, my learned Jesuit friend,
to whom I described it, regards as
a piece of pure symbolism. His
explanation is too long and too
learned to quote, but he connects
this ceremony with the world-old
mvth of Venus and Adonis, and
claims that it is all a form of sun-wor-iiip.
The show went on for some time
longer with many curious feats. At
the end of an hour the Phallic pro
cession returned, but this time the
Bavadere led it, a strange triumph
in her eye, while the youth lay
upon the couch sleeping. Tho
Phallic chorus ank into a dirge,
the youth failed visibly: he was
nsrain the shrivelled dotard : he
sighed, then breathed no more.
Luan Prabana retired sorrowfully :
Norodom and Tepada wrapped the
corpse again in its interminable
shrouds, restored it to the eoffln,
sealed it carefully, and it was borne
awav again. The attendants climb
ed un to and extinguished the
lights. I was blindfolded and
borne away again. I found myself
once more at the doorway of the
temple in the broad sunshine with
inv friends and the mystic cere
monies of the great temple of Ju
thia were over, it may be for many
years.
Singular Surnames.
44 Singular Surnames," collected
by the late Edward D. Ingraham,
Esq., (edited by William Duane,
Esq.,) is a quaint collection of "old"
names, illustrated by the rich hu
mor of Mr. Ingraham, and also of
some names which, by reason of
their familiarity, are no longer
" old." but which will sometimes
get into singular juxtapositions with
each other, and with incongruous
circumstances. Thus " Call and
Settle " was the name of a firm
which professed to give long credits
to their customers. 44 Neal & Pray"
was the title of a house in New Eng
land, of which both members were
any thing but religiously inclined.
44 ltobb & Steel " was another firm
in which both members were noted
for their honorable character quite
as much so as 44 Wright & Justice,"
who were their neighbors. 44 U.
Ketchem & I. Cheatham " is a well
known old incongruity ; but the
marriage of Benjamin Bird, aged
sixty, to Julia Chaff, aged twenty,
showing that 44 an old bird" may
be 44 caught by chaff" is not so fa
miliar; nor is the marriage of
George Virtue to Susan Vice. These
collections of familiar names are
44 old " enough ; and so it is when
we find in a newspaper , paragraph,
that John Makepeace has been ar
rested for instigating a riot, or when
Parson Playfair is charged with
cheating at cards.
Do your work promptly; and bore
not a business man with long visits.
A Xlrptlle at Home In a Youns
Lady's Htotuacb ft Comes up
Into Ilcr Throat
There ts a younj lady living
within a mile and a quarter of
Jhristlana who Is afllcteU as idnTU
arly as was tho celebrated Miss
Mousey, the "Bleeping Beanty."
t or four Tears past she has Dccn
suffering with violent feinting
hat ..come on. l5rlI....
which comes un into her throat.
he is qhoked to such an extent that
ier, muscles become rigid, her ex
nsrtt I Mm wt1 tt A rt rl la rt ha oirna
uiiateu, unu me sKin urwuss on ner
.11111. I M. i t I , I .
hands nd face, and she is, in all
other particulars, thoroucrhly con
liars, thoroucrhly
vulsed. jha is only relieved by tho
I reptile Itself being, as it is thought.
i . - ..,,, . i" - !i ft .i . t ii
paruuuy cijukcu, wiuiurawins it.-
The reptile has at various times
been seen by different persons. On
one occasion a Methodist preacher
was visiting at tho home of her pa
rents, when she was seized with one
of the usual attacks, and the para
sitical object even came out of her
mouth and was grasped by the min
ister. Being of a very superstitious
turn of mind, he had conceived the
idea that its death was her death.
and refused to have it removed, al
though it could at that time have
been easily accomplished. The min
ister avowed that the reptile felt as
cold and clammy as any other snake
but that it offered no particular re
sistance when he clutched it with
his hand. When it made its ap
pearance outside the mouth it curled
its head rather under the chin, but
when let loose went immediately
down the young lady's throat again.
It frequently comes up into the
mouth, and the young lady says
that whenever it does so it appears
to lick the roof of her mouth with
its horrible tongue, and then recedes
again.
A neighboring physician has been
attending her during the period of
her indisposition, and has oeen
treating her for tape-worm, believ
ing that to be the true malady. The
symptoms are, however, entirely
different from those produced by
tape-worm. The girl still continues
robust, instead of being emaciated,
and the appetite, instead of being
ravenous, is ncKie, at times taKing
scarcely anv food, while at other
times she has a very good appetite.
The strongest tape-worm remedies
were used, but without any effect
whatever, and her physician, think
ing the case hopeless, gave it up a
short time ago, when two others
were called in, who are using every
means in their power to enect a
cure, with what result remains to
be seen. The first step to be taicen
was to . disabuse her mind, of tho
superstitions that had taken pos
session of it in regard to her afflic
tion. She has consented at last to
allow the monster to be removed.
if possible, and destroyed, as she is
now convinced her life depends upon
it. The physicians in attendance
are anxiously awaiting an opportu
nity to effect a removal, and are.
keeping a constant watch for the
appearance of the reptile.
Alcohol has already been prepared
for its reception, so that, when it
shall be displaced, so strange a phe
nomenon shall be preserved.
The reptile, so far as has been as
certained, is about halfaninchin
diameter, of a dark color, with a
sort of hairy coating, but no one is
capable of judging of its length. It
has never been so closely scruti
nized by any one as to tell whether
it has eyes, but that, we believe, is
hardly possible. All that is yet
known of it is that it frequently
comes up into her mouth, choking
the girl, and throwing her into ter
rible convulsions. It is attracting
universal attention about Christi-
ana. ana all tne more so because ner
. . .
life has been seriously threatened
by the peculiar movements of the
reptile. JSashvule uanner.
It is not the man who sticks close
to his own business, makes money,
hoards it. or spends it upon his im
mediate family that is a messing
to a town. But it is the man who
devises new enterprises, lays out
new schemes, opens new streets,
builds houses, gives employment
to laboring men and women, starts
vounf? men in business, ana leeis
mieresieu iu uuici ivupic busi
ness as well as his own. He who
helps a poor man to obtain work,
or a poor woman to support ner-
self, or a young man to start in a
good business, bestows more favor
and does more good than he would
if he went round with a purse of
monev bestowing gifts. It is a
hundred times better to help peo-
nle into some business that will
enable them to support themselves,
than it is to crive charity to thtise
out of employment
and indulging
idle habits.
An extraordinary circumstance
in the history of the country occurs
on the death of Mr. Fillmore. Never
before since the administration of
Jefferson has it happened that only
one person was alive, except the
incumbent, who had filled the Pres
idential offlce. Andrew Johnson
ia now the only ex-President Jiving;
and even he was not elected to that
office, but came to it as Vice-Pres
ident on the assassination oi Air.
Lincoln. While the younger
Adams was President, the elder
Adams, Jefferson, Madison and
Monroe were living, wnen du-
chanan was elected, Van tfuren,
Tyler, Pierce and Filmore were
alive. When Lincoln was inaug
urated, Van Buren, Tyler, Pierce,
Fillmore and Buchanan were living.
Within the past thirty-seven years
seven Presidents have been elected
besides Grant. It Is an extraordi-
nary fact that not one . pf the seven,
is now alive. WiL JqvrnaU
Tho Vl&cr Daxaa.
A ccrrtpom!rnt who visit J the
nidcr Pumas thus wrltas -f the
famous Frenchman i , 4 .
Tho colossal powcra of production
amazed me, and I Intimated tas
much, . . ,
Ycs,Msald he, - there Is no Ilralt
to my powers of Invention, iiy
imagination is ai wars at wo, even
KKflffffiT Sf-ffiS fo'
compelled td arrange my manner o
It vlnjf as 1 have done. , or me there
U neither night jior day. X leep
when I am tired'- cat when I am
hungryi regardless of tho hou V For
that reason, a counle ' of my i-eople
are always on duty, and hold very-
thing in, readness. .7 If X hav.l slept
mcoupieoi nouxs, a ring lor-o uu.
ina tnpn remmfl inv wor .
and then ' retume my worv . ni
I rtiu'-J u-, JttnZ t7.
again, or take some refreshments.
I do nothing at stated hours, except
to attend to the rehearsals of my
pieces, aud often I write the seconu
act of a niece on the stage, while the
rehearsal of the first act is going oil
that reminds that 1 have a re
hearsal in half an hour, and I am
not yet dressed."
He ran? and disaooeared with a
servant behind the hangings of his
dressing division. Our conversation
was continued. I was very nigh
thinking there was a deal of fanfar
onade in what it told me; but now
came caller alter caller: actresses
who wished to know ttiis or that
about their parts: the- eostumer,
with samples of different si affs ; the
secretary of the theatre, to whom a
letter to the authorities vas dic
tated. Dumas dispatched ihem all,
without appearing from behind the
hangings. When he was ready we
got into a carriage that was waiting
at the door ; but every few minutes
he was compelled to stop, for we
met several people on the road who
were on their way to see him .mostly
on matters concerning the theatre.
At last we reached our destina
tion, and the rehearsal began- Du
mas directed it as commander-in-
chief, with such care even to tho
smallest detail, and such consum
mate skill, that I comprehended the
possibility of getting a really ad
mirable performance out of a com
pany of artists who were certainly,
take them together, not above me
diocrity. He had the address to put
something of his wonderful genius
in the impersonation of even the
tqost unimportant narts. liy at
tending the rehearsals and the per
formances at Dumas' theatre, I
added not a little to my knowledge
of dramatic art. . ,
Being otherwise occupied, I did
not go there for a few days, and,
when I returned, withi the view of
J witnessing one. of thedast rehysala
fa new piece, 1 found the &catre
closed. In answer to my inquiries,
the janitor replied, With a shrug:
44 The theatre has come to grief, and
the creditors have closed it."
A Christian Bight.
It is scarcely two years since the
whole Christian world was shocked
by the cruel murder of John Cole
ridge Paterson by, the savages of
New Zealand. For them he had
left home and country, and to them
he had brought the flower of his
youth, his great faith and abiding
tenderness. In his last agony he
might well have said to his assas
sins : 44 Ye know not what ye do."
He was a remarkable linguistpeak-
ing seven languages of the old
world, and twenty-three Oceanic
languages. For sixteen years he
served this people with truly un
selfish devotion, and having once
put his hand to the plow never fal
tered or looked back until at the age
of forty-four he laid down his life
on Coral Island, the scene of his
lowly but sublime labors. Paterson
was not one of those who, in their
great zeal, can pass years of exilq as
Livingston did, and show very little
sensibility about every day affairs.
jno rather among his children could
have been more tender than he with
his heathen students; and he wrote
to his father, himself a man of pro
minence: "l tnant you for your
great love in never calling me away
from my work even to see your face
once more on earth." itare com
mon sense and practical industry,
went hand in hand with his piety
and fidelity. After his consecration
as bishop he saw that the lads Were
properly fed and washed when tney
were down with typhoid fever, and
deprived himself of necessary sleep
in order that the remedies should
be properly administered. He'In-
sisted that a man to be a successful
missionary must not only have a
cultivated mind, but he also should
be 44 a carpenter, a mason, some
thing of a butcher, and a good deal
of a cook." His life is a standing
lesson and rebuke to the scores of
adventurers, blind and selfish to the
core, who have cast discredit on the
very name of missionary to the
heathen, and it is a comfort, wnen
reflecting on the cruel manner of his
taking off, that though many hearts
were saddened by his death, not
fewer were the hearts made purer
and brighter by his unselfish life.
When Mr. John Slidell went to
France, as the commissioner of the
Confederate States, he was possess
ed of property in Louisiana Valued
at $275,000V This property was
seized and confiscated by the United
States Government. , After the
death of Mr. S.' his heirs "brought
suit to recover the property!' eon
tending that the Govemmentlheld
only a life interest, and no richtjto
pass a bill of attainder,, disinherit-
in fhft hr!ra nf n. trflltorr "' The Su
preme Court of Louisiana rdeciared1
iu utvor ui4,iie iitarai wuku vtcij-
ion the Supremo Court of. $ho JUni
ted States affirms. These decisions,
therefore, "establish " the1 fact that
the title bt theKUnlted Btatesin
confiscated property is simply an
interest during.thQ lifetime?. oCtae
original owner. vj;
Ilnefitlm of the tljstrr.
Tho em?mlc4 if the oyster ami
many, ami nil of them ini alxmt !
socking what ojnti r they may de
vour. First come the mix crab,
Who rnt htuHftf ujniti an oynter
and drills a little round hole In hU
back ami makes imor oynter's baea
ache, which cauM him to ojeu his
mouth to Uke a long breath, when
the villainous crab run a ntingern
down his throat, and ioor oyster is
In the sea crab's Htomach. On the
seashore bushels of shells are found
perfectly riddled with holes by the
crabs. Sometimes the crab files the
oyster's nose iif, so as to run in his
Stinger.
Second, comes the drum-fish, who
Weighs about thirty or forty pounds,
aqd Is about two feet long ; he Is
LirgO about the stomach and tapers
jOmT fco'-aaq bwthu eiKwJlI i by. iuj
means a modest usu, for jnst as oon
as his eye rests on an oyster, he
starts toward him for the purpose
of making his acquaintance, and
grabbing him in his mouth, smash
erf him into chowder, "in the twink
ling of a cat's tail," and immediate
ly looks about for his nearest rela
tive being opposed to having fam
ilies separated, ho is anxious to
have them all rest in his stomach at
once. It is often the case that two
(jr three pounds of oyster shells are
xund in a drum-fash's stomach.
Third, comes the sea-star every
body knows what a sea-star is," for j
they look just like a star. These
stars have five points but no legs ;
ind, as they do not keep horses and
wagons, t hey find it very mconve-.
aient to yo a-foot not having any
feet so hen they wish to travel,
they. lock themselves fast to each
Other until they form a large hill,
sometimes ten feet in circumference,
and permit themselves to be driven
about by the waves of the sea, and
roll away, they know not, nor care
not whither ; out if they happen to
roll over an oyster bed, they all
immediately let loose of each other,
and bug an oyster, and wrap their
live points about him and hug him
Closely, hug him dearly, until the
Oyster desires him to stop, and just
opens his mouth to say, "hold,
enough," when the rascally star
runs a little "nipper" down oyster's
nose, and he is a "gonner."
Fourth, comes man, with dredg
ing irons with scoups, shovels and
tongs, pulling him and making him
bto oyster soup, pie, fry, roast, and
so -on and so lorth, eating him
Whole, and indiscriminately body
and soul, without saving the pieces.
Thus it is with poor oyster ; troubles
beset him . on every sioe, and
though thousands desire to have
him, yet none wish to be him.
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Changes of a Century.
The nineteenth century has wlt
nessed many and great discoveries.
In 1808 Fulton took out tne nrst
Eaten t for the invention of a steam
oat. The first steamboats which made
regular trips across the Atlantic
Ocean were the Sirus and Great
Western, in 1830.
The first public application to
practice the use of gas for illumina
ting, was made in lbuz.
la 1813 the streets or jonaon
were for the first time lighted with
gas.
in 1813 there was ouut wai-
tham,Mass.,a mill believed to have
been the first in the world, whicn
combined all the requirements for
making finished cloth from raw
cotton.
In 1790 there were only twenty-
five post offices in the whole coun
try, and up to 1837 the rates of post
age were twenty-five cents for a let
ter sent over iour nunarea miies.
In 1807 wooden clocks commenced
to be made by machinery. This
ushered in the era of cheap clocks.
About the year 1833 the first rail
road of any considerable length in
he United States was constructed.
In 1840 the first experiment in
photography was made by Da-
About 1840 the nrst express ousi-
nefis was established.
The anthracite coal business may
be said to have begun in 1820.
In 1836 the first patent for the
invention of matches was granted.
In 1845 the first telegram was
sent.
Steel pens were introduced for use
in 18U3.
The first successful reaper was
constructed in 1833.
In 1846 Elias Howe obtained a
patent for the first sewing machine.
The first successful method of vul
canized India rubber was patented
in 183D.
Mexican Manners.
A writer in the City of Mexico
says: I doubt if any capital in the
world contains so many handsome
women and wealthy gentlemen, or
has so many poor, hideous looking
people. Like all Spanish towns, the
rich are very rich, and the poor very
poor. The wealthy are handsomely,
tastefully, and fashionably attired ;
while those of the middle classes
affect the chivalrous dress of old
Castile cloth jackets with metallic
buttons, gaudy sashes, sombreros
with embroidered bane's, and gold
and silver clasps down the outer
seams of the pantaloons. The wo
men promenade with no head-dress,
their faces protected from thj sun
by parasols, which they coqucttish
ly carry. From ten to twelve in
the morning the streets are thronged
and the shops crowded until four
or five o'clock in Hie afternoon, after
which hour few ladies are lo be seen
on . the tboroughfans until late iu
the evening. Then the parks, plazas
and "promenades wear an animated
appearance. Ladies are to be seen
floating about gracefully, followed
by-their servants; and caballeros,
in , full dress, swords, boots and
spurs, ride slowly around mounted
j upon superb horses, whose heads
ana loins are nearly covered with
,1 elegant trappings,
The Srw I'-tisINh Liberal
ladrr.
r4 JiaiTottp pa away ami a
new lender reign In, hi ttfttd. This
honor mt-iim lu Uevoi v mm Hm-n
eer Con i j toii iU vt tditi. Marquis of
liartingt:in, lira euuwt ami of the
Duke of lfcvnfihlreiand heir lo that
venerable and illmtriotH title. The
hoUNeof Cavendish gneM back to the
time of Kich.trd IL, and U one of
the leading whig mjuft who have
had o much ower In English I wi
llies for the past cenfury. uw pres
ent Juke iihs not I
part in jKlith-s, and
i ken an active
is rather more
celebrate I
than as a
as a leader lit society
dominant Influence in
public affairs. His
son, the Mar-
quis, is now in tne
fortv-first vear
of his age, and has! been In public
life since 1857, when; by his family
influence, he . was returned to trA
iiouse or uommoii! jronr ijanca,
shire. He visited America during
our civil war, and 'when he return
ed to England in 1SG3 was made
Lord of tho Admiralty, and, subse
quently, Under Secretary; of War.
Lord ltussell made him Secretary
of War, and during the administra
tion of Mr. Gladstone ho was Post
master General and Secretary for
Ireland. His family influence gave
him a start in public life, but in
dealing with affairs he has shown
tact, energy and political skill. He
is a pleasant speaker and has labor
ed assiduously to cultivate the lib
eral party, lie willihold the same
position in the party that Lord
John ltussell heid sit long a pro
fessed liberal, sustained; by the
power of a great and ruling house.
The Marquis of Hartington, as
leaier of the Liberal party, means
that there is to be a season of repose.
He is in no sense la Liberal no
more than Lord Palmerston. Nor
can he command the confidence of
that large section of the Liberal
party who really believe in some
thing and mean to make their be
lief manifest. The? Liberal party
died in England froniu the same rea
sons which threaten the death of
our own Republican party. Its
work was done. Mr; Gladstone had
gone as far as he dared further,
perhaps than he wished in new
ways, and he would I go no further.
The natural leader of the party is
Mr. Forster, next to; Mr. Gladstone
the ablest man in the late Ministry.
But Mr. Forster is more radical
than his associates, and his course
on many questions,; more particu
larly upon the education act, offend
ed some sections of the Liberal
party. So the Marquis of Harting
ton, who represents nothing but
rank and expediency, goes to the
front, and will do what he can to
reorganize the cruelly shattered
ranks of the Liberal party. At. the:
Baine tim" "Tils' Aprrtmrfnt 'wttl
only be an expedient. The true
Liberals of England can never
march to victory under the Mar
quis of Hartington lor any leader
who represents little more than the
influence of an ancient house. It is
too late, in the present uneasy and
turbulent condition of English pub
lic sentiment, for any living party
to ariae out of the dry bones of the
old -Whigs. Liberalism in the fu
ture will embrace new and burning
questions now growing into life
questions affecting the foundations
of English society and government.
Herald. j
Life on tho Globe.
We have to confess our utter ig
norance of the nature of this vital
force. We know neither what it is,
why it is nor how1 it is, but can
judge of it by its marvelous effects.
We see it now in operation every
where ; in the depth of the ocean,
on the barren rocks; amid the snows
on the peaks of the highest moun
tains. We have traced it down
from the surface of the earth to the
point where appears to have started
in the deep strata of the globe. And
go about as long as we may seeking
for some other explanation of its
origin, we return i always to that
only rational account given of it in
those sublime words of inspiration
"The spirit of God moved upon
the face of the wators." Chemical
forces have no power to originate
it. Matter, placed under all circum
stances most favorable to its devel
opment, has never; called it forth.
Life comes always, even in the
humblest shapes, from that which
is alive or has had, life in it ; and
there is no escaping the conclusion
that the first living creatures were
fashioned by an alltwise and omnip
otent Creator. And so, when the
earth had becomes a lit dwelling
place for living things,life was add
ed to its other forces.
Alligator; Steaks.
While the boys were eating,
thej
Captain espied an enormous alliga
tor. There was a rush to tne pilot
house. The Colonel was ahead
with his Chicago shot-gun. He
implored the Captain to stop the
boat while he peppered the old fel
low with No. 6 siiot. The alliga
tor shed the shot its a duck sheds
water. He did not even wink.
Another n:t;ter was sighted. The
three riflemen sprinkled his side
with luii-ts, and he crawled from
the batk into the water. Ashe
made his way along the bottom of
the i iver he sent tc( thesurfacea row
of hubbies as large as soup-plates.
Nineteen alligators were shot be
fore night. One was skinned, and
its oil used for greasing the ma
chinery of the boat. At ray re
quest the cook cut some nice steaks
from its body, and they were serv
ed for dinner. The meat was I as
white as chicken. The Chicago
Colonel ate somej under the sup
position that it was black bass. He
took but one mouthful, and said
there was something wrong about
that fish. The steak tasted like
hallibut, but though the alligator
was young he was very tough.
Tliff Original CJarden cf Ilcn.
Dr. Uardinrrr thinks thai h ran
give good rraons tar his belief that
the "prand old gardener and his
wife" hadandloat their first t!to
atlon In the rrglon about the Xorth
pole. Several consideration fort
him to thl conclusion, la the first
place the North 1W. hard as It Is
now to pt to, was originally an easy
place to pet away from In all direc
tions; from no other could It be so'
easy, and hence the dispersion of
men to all parts of tho globe Is more
readily accounted for. Dr. Hardin-
ger finds, what most other modern
archaeologists have not, abundance
of evidence of the identical origin j
of all races of men in language and
t ' f a - nraa.
in religious oeneis ana rites, tne
Hebrew scriptures teiy,' as .Hardin-
fer interprets thetn,,thatAdam and;
Jve. aftarlviP.thegarden, ifint"i
t&the Sonthestana dwell thereJ,n--Siberla,
therefore, we should expect f
to find evidence of the earliest resi- f
dence of an intelligent and culti
vated people. Such evidence there '
is in the traditions oi severaf ist-
ern nations that their ancestors came
from the North, and also in ancient
remains of implements, burial.! '
places and mines worked and aban
doned many years ago. Besides
these considerations which make
this theory plausible, Dr. Hardinger '
had "others which he calls thetheo-logico-scientific
proofs. Accepting -'the
nebular hypothesis, he admits
that our earth was at one time an
incandescent ball, which only by
gradual and other changes became
fit for the abode of. man. Thepoles,c ,
now the coldest part of the surface,:
must have first beepme habitable,.',
and therefore first inhabited.; More-,
over, we, are told that whea.Adam
was driven out an angel with, a
flaming sword was set to guard tne
gvteand prevent his return. The
Hebrew word (we trust the doctor '
for this etymology) for flame or ice
is "esh," which is evidently allied'
to our word ice. ' The flaming or
icy grandeur has ever since barred, '
the way to man's first home;' li'
Your Age.
There is , a good deal of amuse-.
mentin the following magical table
of figures. It will enable you to
tell now old the young ladies, are.
Just hand . this table to,, a ypung ,
lady, and request her to tell you in
which column or columns her age
is contained ; add together ;the fig
ures at the top of the; columns in .
which her age'is .fpimd, and -you
have the great-aecreLlIhus, sup
pose her age to be seventeen,, you
will find that number lh: the first
and fifth columns; add; tfirstf to
Ures of these, two columns., Here is
tne iiiagu; uiuiu ;
4' . . 2.
at
4
3'
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21-
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
89
41
43
45
47
49
51
53
55
57
59
61
63
, &
7
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11
14
15
18
19
22
T 23
26
27
30
31
34
35
38.
39
42
43
46
47
50
51
54
55
58
59
62
63
1
12 .
13
14
15
20
21
22
23
28
29
30
31
36
37
38
39
44
45
46
47
52
53
54
55
60
61
62
63
.10
li
12
13
14
15
24
25
26
27
28
29
SO
31
40
41
42
43
44
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47
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57
58
59
GO
61
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24.
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.28
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31
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49
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58
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60,
61
62
- 63
r87 j
; 88 ' j
89
;4o;
4lij
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. 49;
60
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, 54 i
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66
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CO
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62
63
"Papa, Uon't Bury me (Deep''
In the Spring of 1869, a little girl
died in, Vermont of consumption,
aged eight years and three months.
,A few days before she died," sne
called her father to her bedside ana
said, 44 Papa, when I die don't bury
me deep, not more than so deep,"
holding up her emaciated arm, and
measuring from her shoulder. 44Oh
it is so hard to be put down so deep
in the cold ground ! and please donft
place any marble slab on my grave,
it will be so dark under it, and press,
so hard on my little breast. Sod t
my grave nicely, and plant a tree at
its head, so the wild birds can come'
in its branches and sing for me."
After a pause she continued : But,
it seems to me I would rather have
our birds to sing for me than wild,
birds. Couldn't you let brother
Willie and sister Emma bring our .
cage of little birds out to the cemo-i
terv. Sunday morning, and leave
them to sing to me alfday ? Then
when you are all at church It won't
seem so lonesome out there by my
self." A few days after, Anna died,
and her affectionate parent did ev
erything as she requested.
Death op the $40,000 Cow.
The Eighth Duchess of Geneva,
better known as the $40,000 cow,
died at the farm of Samuel Camp
bell, N. Y. Mills, near Utica, on
Friday. The English Duchess of
Geneva was a red and white cow, -by
.Third Lord Oxford, and was,
calved on July 28, 1865. At the
sale of Mr. Campbell's stock at New'
York Mills, on the 10th of Septem
ber, 1873, she was, after some little
excitement, knocked down. to a.
Mr. Davis for the sum of $40,000,,
who was buying for a well known,
English breeder, but having ex-
ceeded hi? limit by some, $10,000,
an arrangement, was u , made . byr
which the sale was cancelled, and'
it was subsequently announced that;
Colonel Morris, of ' Westchester
county, had either purchased; the .
cow outright or a share in her, ;j At ;
the time of the- sale she was in calf
by Second Puke of Qvld&. 2ft Y.
World, . . (
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