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mm a. Oraag ., aa la ta. airaia.aB4 Jftmml
Bow do the roaee die?
Do their loavoa fall together,
Thrown down and aoattered by the sky
Of angry weather?
No, the aad thandor-atroke
O'eraweepa their lowly bower;
The storm that trample on tho oak
Relent above the flower.
No violence make them griore,
No wrath hath done them wrong,
When with aad seen ey they leave
Tho branch to which they clung,
They yield them, one by one.
To the llgbi brorze and ahower.
Tollie soft dew, cool shade, bright ann,
T.me and the honr.
Some Extraordinary Escapes.
We propose to offer to onr readers a
few iustauoes of hairbreadth escapon, by
which namorotiB tinman beings have
been suf oI from death.
Oo'onol Oilmor relating the story of
a light in whiclrhe figured, says in his
"Fonr lears in the Snddle :"
"Turning half-ronnd in my saddlo to
rail on my men, I received a snddeu
xhork and felt deadly sick, and at the
Biirue instant saw a man trail his gun
ii nd rnn off. I killed him before he had
pone three stops. Ilis hall had priced
through two conts and stuck iu a pack
of curds iu my loft side pocket. They
were, qnito new, the wrapper not even
lmving Iwu broken open. The suits
vere eneh distinct. The bullet pasned
tlirough all, stopping at the last card,
wliioh wuh the ace of spades."
Hitch another literal illustration of
the phra?6 ''Within an ace of death" iB
not upon record; but hairbreadth es
capes are common in war. At the battle
of Laon, HtefieuH saw a shell strike the
liore of a I'ruRHiuu ollicer. Entering
near tho shoulder, it canned tho poor
nnimid to make a convulsive spring nnd
thrnw its ri-ler, the fragmeuti- of the
(.hell beii), projected on all sides, while
the rider jumped np from the ground
Diirmi tlu Crimeau war, Colonel
Wyndham, di-pntched to find'ont how
inuttei'H were no'mg in the first attack
n the R 'dun, saw a soldier walking
i long the trench two or three yards
ul.end of him.
Presently a round shot came flying
ovt'r tho parapet, and the man was bid
den from sifiht by the dust. When it
tubfided, the colonel wan astonished to
llad himself btwido a liviug mau, whose
rounteuanoe presented a curious admix
ture cf fright and joy, ns, scratching his
head, he exclaimed :
"Why, dash my buttons, but that was
amazing nigh !"
"Aye, ayo, my boy," responded the
colouel; "we'd much better bo digging
trenohesat threepence am iu Norfolk. "
To which his fellow-countryman re
plied : " What ! aro yew tew from Nor
Amazingly nigh death, although in
blissful ignorance of the fact, was the
Confederate staff offloer marked down
by a Northerner's rifle, and only paved
by the oflicer commuudiug the platoon
In ppeoing to rccoguizo iu him a client
of the insurance office of which he was
secretary, and striking up the leveled
weapon with: VDon t shoot I we ve got
policy on him."
Dr. Brydon, the sole English survivor
of the retreat from Cabnl, during the
last Afghanistan war, wai quite awuro
of the narrowness of his escape, but
never conld understand how it came
abont. After a long and terrible ride
he was just congratulating himself upon
having at last got clear of the enemy,
when he fouud himself pursued by a
sol itary horseman. lie had bu t a broken
sword wherewith to defoud himself, aud
with this be mauage.l to intercept a cut
at his head, directed with such force
that it cleft through the base of his
blade and lelt only tho hilt, which the
doctor hurled iu his assailant's face, and
tho next moment the Afghan cut through
Brydon's headpiece and the magazine he
had that morning placed inside it.
Unarmed, half-stnuued and hopeless, he
mechanically stooped to recover his
fallen rein, when to his surprise and
relief his foo turnej away and galloped
off, leaving tue doctor to drag himself
Among the Coram un in ts tried at Ver
sailles was Jean Baptiste Pigerre,
charged with commanding the firing
party who shot the hostages at La
Roqnette. lie protested he knew
nothing of the dreadful business, and
was not uwarj that tho hostages had
been shot nutil after his arrest. Ilis
denial went for naught. He had been
denounced by members of his own
party; three of thorn on trial with him
declared he wai at La Roqnette. M.
Chevrieu.a prisoner there at the time,
said he saw Pigerre from his cell dressed
aa a national guard, trailing a scabbard
after him; his face was fixed in his
memory; and tioisson, a police oflicer,
" That's tho man."
Only one voice was raised in Pigerre's
behalf, that of the Communist judge,
"Ton can shoot me, if you like," ex
claimed he ; " but Pigerre is innooent ;
he had nothing to do with it."
The prosecutor summed np, insisting
upon Pigerre's conviction with the rest;
tho advocates for the accused said their
ineffectual say, "and then came an in
terruption. A mau named Jurraud,
whom everybody agreed was implicated
in the murder of the hostages, and who
was supposed to have been killed by the
soldiers, was bronght into court, Pi
gerre was ordered to staud forward.
"That's not the man who command'
ed," said Jarrand. " Oh, no ! the leader
of the band was Sioard."
The proceedings were suspended, and
that same evening Sicard was found in
one of the prisons. It was evident he
bad not long to live, but they carrieJ
him to Versailles, to tostify to Pigerre's
innocence, and convince all the witness
ea, save the three Communists, that
they had been misled by the extraordi
nary resemblance between the two men,
Tho prosecutor at once demanded that
the aensation he had formulated against
Pigerre should be withdrawn ; and so
terminated what might have proved a
fatal case of mistaken identity.
Yet more singular was the escape of a
young Shropshire lady from an igno
minious death. Staying in Paris during
the reign of terror, shn who drawee'
with other unfortunate "aristocrats"
before one of the tribunals. She plead
ed that she was an Englishwoman ; but
was on the point of being hurried out to
the waiting tumbril when ono of the
judges asked her what province in Eug
land she was a native of. In her fright
she exclaimed, " Salop I" a reply
greeted by a general shout and clapping
of hands, followed by an order to lot her
go; aud amid cries of "Salopel Salopel"
tho dazed girl was hustled into the
street, to run home wondering that her
head was still on her shoulders, little
thinking that by uttering tho word
Salop" she had effectually rebutted
the notion of her being one of the hated
aristocrats, thauks to " Salope" being
a word then used to designate one of the
most depraved of her sex.
Another remarkable cscapo of that
terrible timo was that of M. do Cliateau-
bruu, for ho was not only condemned,
but actually waited his turn at tH guil-'
lotino, standing sixteenth iu a liuo of
twenty. The fifteenth head had fallen,
when tho machine got ont of order, and
tho five had to wait until it was repaired.
The crowil pressed forward to see what
was going on; and ns it began to grow
dark, M. de Chatoaubrun fouud himself
gradnally thrust into the rear of the
spectators; so ho wisely slipped away,
and meeting a man simple enough or
charitable enough to take his word that
a wag had tied his bauds and run off
with his hat, had his hands s.t free and
ruauugtd to reach a safe hiding-place.
A few days later he put hioiBolf beyond
tho reach of tho executioner.
Major Duncan vouches fir tho truth
f the following tale: In 1807 the Chrifl-
tino generil, Excaleni, wan murdered
it Miranda by the mutineeriug regiment
of Segovia. About two moutln luter
E-'partero and his army arrived at Mi
randa; nud on the 30lh of .October the
.vholo force wns paraded outsido the
town, too regiment of Segovia being
flanked by artillery and other regiments.
Accompanied by his stuff, Espartero
rode up to it and told the meu he had
come to ask for hia old friend and
c ramander, their chief, Escidcrd,
"Whore is ho?" he cried. II. on,
pointing to tho de.td com rounder's icst-
ing-plaoe, went on : "Flo ih there, foully
murdered ! I call npou all of you who
aro true soldiers to give np the names cf
Twice he malo the appeal, aud
silenco was the only answer. Espartero
then ordered the regimeut to be num
bered off from the right, aud every"
twentieth mau to bo brought to the
fiout aud be pnpired for immediate
execution. At this a sergeaut stepped
forward and named ten men as the ac
tual murderers of Ecalera. These
were mtiched off and placed on a line
with their backs to a biokin wall, one
only protesting his iunocenco us he
was dragged to the end of the line.
Before the fatal volley was tiled he
darted nimbly round tho coruer of the
wall aud rau along the front of the
troops, bnt was recaptured and taken
back to his allotted place. A voice
from the ranks cried out that they had
the wrong man, tho real criminal bo
ing a soldier of the same nurao iu
hospital at Burgos. E-ipartero ordered
the man to be removed, while the rest
received their deserts. Upon inquiry
b.Mug made at Burgo the guilty one
was found there, taken from the hospi
tal and shot, his namesake, of course,
boing set free.
A snake once prevented a thief com
mitting something worse than theft. A
woman of Oude and her daughter once
alighted at tho station at Hurdee, and
hired a conveyance to take them to their
village. When they had gone half n
dozen miles on their way, the driver
pulled up iu a lonely spot, demanded
their jewelry ; and upon their demur
ring, tied the pair to the vehicle aud
seized tho trinkets. Then bethinking
himself that the dead women could tell
no tales, the ruffian drew out his knife,
but, slipping from his grasp, it fell into
a ditch. He plunged his hand in thtt
water to recover the knife ; and as ho
clutched it a snake fixed its fangs iu the
wonld-bo murderer's hand. Ho suc
cumbed to the poison, and in ten minutes
was past hurting anybody. The women
were discovered by some villagers, aud
released ; but the corpse of the driver
was left alone until the police coming on
the scene, removed the body to tho po
Of all the wondetful canons or gorges
of Colorado, the grand canou of the Ar
kansas, with almost perpendicular walls,
in some places several thousand feet
high, is the most wonderful. The gorge
of this canon nsed to Le impassible ex
cept in winter, until railway operations
were commencod, and paths of a sort cut
in the sides of the precipices. Wishing
to seo how tho said operations were pro
gressing, Professor Mallet aid a party
of friends set out one afternoon for
Canon City. As long as they kept to the
horse-trail, all went well ; but upon
reaching a point just beyool it, Mrs,
Mallet's horse stumbled and fall.
The lady contrived to disen angle her
self from the animal, and dropping
some ten feet, caught with ker fingers
the end of a narrow shelf of rock, and
there held on, dangling in the air above
the rapid-rolling Arkausas, auc, to make
matters worse, the horse, folbwing its
mistress, had fallen or slipped ou the
same lodge, where it stood doso to the
wall and almost as motionbss as the
rock itself. Tho horrified rarty hasten
ed to the reseuo, and the professor,
after some nnxions minutes, had his
wife safe and sound at his side.
To help tho horse was a more difficult
matter, aud an hour elapsed before men
and ropes could bo got from the nearest
camp, and all that time tho poor crea ture,
seemingly aware that he was not
to be left to his own resources, ttood
quietly on the narrow shelf, hardlr ap
pearing to draw breath; nor did heat-
tempt to nse his limbs until ho found
himself upon the sure footing of tho
On the 14th of October, 1877, Miss
Lizzio Wise made her twentieth balloon
ascent at St. Louis. She had no compan
ion, aud soon after starting found it ad
visable to throw out ballast. The bal
loon shot up half mile, but only to de
scend as quickly again, and tho aeronaut
determined to make a dart for earth,
"Now," says hhe, "camo the most
trving of all my balloon experiences. I
con'd not see a thing ou earth, aud the
balloon mado fearful plunges through
tho woods, crashing aud crackling the
limbs of tho trees as it went abng. All
of a mid leu I was lifted up several feet
above iho tree -tops, but only to plungo
down more suddenly Iwtween tie tall
trees, where the balloon became hedged
iu, and 1 partly made np my mind to
have n night's lodging there. Ia au-
ither moment I heard voices, and called
out for help, to which enme the pleasunt
response: 'Whore are you? I cried :
' Up bvre iu the tree top ; help me
ilown, ploa-icl Mr. Seeva a.'ike I how
lie should do it ; and I threw hint a tope,
ind ho pulled M pulled, but co:;M not
ijet tho balloon low enough. My cut
was now partly bottom up, when he
bade me slide di-wn into his arms. He
was big aud strong. I slid down head
forruost i'Jto bin arras, and thus rencbed
the cut lb unhurt."
Astonished r.s tho deliverer of the dis
tressed damsel mut have been at com
ing upon a lady up n tree, his mrprine
was not greater than thut of the wheel
xt'iniuer at Rugby when he saw a mon's
leg protruding from under ouo of the
carriages of au express trim, aud found
i. it it belougod to a sailor coiled round
tho brak-rrod, who had adopted that
rii-ky raodo of traveling for want of tho
wherewithal to pay his fare, and was
quite uninjured, lifter a journey from
Enston, a distance of eighty-two miles,
accomplished in a couple of hours, al
though when the engine wiiilo at full
peed took in water from tho bet ween -
rails tuuk, there were only : ix inches
between him and the trough a striking
example of the foolliurJiuess of Jaok.
Not but what railway Burvnuts are just
as reckless as sailors, putting their
imbs aud lives iu jeopardy without the
slighleat necessity, and t:o Miciling tho
tale of railway disusti rs; for th y are uot
always so lucky us thu Ettingslu-U sig
nalman, who, attempting to cross the
"line iu front of the "EiyiugSj.itchmau,"
was caught bj the buffer of the engine
aud sent whirling over the embankment
nearly twenty yards deep to come
lovvu on his foist uuhnrmod. CAani-
An I mtrottable ilonrtler-
Miuo host is not usually, like Ar
mado, ill at reckoning, but he does
sometimes meet his master. A soft
looking stranger inquired at a Port laud
hotel what they charged for board, aud
wat told that ho would be lodged and
boarded for $10 a week. " That's rea
sonable enough," said he. " But I will
be away a bit; what ded action will you
make for that ?" "Fifty cents a meal,
fifty ceuts a lodging," replied the land
lord; ami Jonathan concluded to stay.
Sometimes he was at the hotel, some
times he wus uot. At tho end of three
weeks the landlord presented his bill
for $Si), which wuh met by auother to
this tune ! " Meals eaten, threo $1.50;
lodgings, souii-83.50. Meals missed,
sixty 830; lodgings missed, fourteen
$7. Butiuc- against, landlord, 82."
Jonathan's cri'li uctia was peculiar; bnt
the landlord vas t'"o astonished to criti
cise it; nud setirg his perplexity, his
boarder considerately remarked that he
ncl not miud about the 82, ho would
take them out iu board; an observation
that so complicated matters that the
puzzled hotel-keeper cut the Oordian
kuot by insisting ou Jonathan s depor
ture then und tuere, as he felt it was
impossible to keep even with such a
A philosopher stys thit women do
not like to vmeaiher, remarks the
Rockland Courier. He is wrong. They
take exquisite delight iu remembering
where their husbands leave their tap
pers, and iu taunting t he poor creutnrou
as they go rix;tip! under the bod after
tho truant feet-coverings.
MnnertH I ''! au h'ooil.
Man does not refuse to nse insects as
food. Even we, highly civilized as we
are, do not reject the lobster, the crab
or the shrimp, which, though not (strictly
insects, are only artionlate animals, and
until reoently wero classed as insects by
our boat entomologists. Now, the Arab
would be disgusted to see us feeding on
lobster salad; yet he finds great delight
in masticating a locust.
In both the Indies epicures eat the
grub of the palm-weevi., which is as
large as your thumb; and Sir John la
Forey oononrs in opinion with the an
oient Greeks mentioned by jEiian, as
esteeming a grub very delicious food.
Tn Jamaica and in the Mauritius a cer
tain grub which is as large as a man's
finger forms an article of food. The
Indians prepare a drink from a kind of
beetle by macerating it in water aud
Licusts are an article of food in many
parts if the world. The Ethiopians
were called locust-eaters ou tftis account
by the Romans.. The Arabs make them
iuto bread, first grinding or ponndiDg
them, and then mixing them with their
flour. They not infrequently oat them
boiled aud stewed. Tho nottcutots es
teem them highly and grow fat ou them.
They all make their eggs iuto soup.
Their traditions teach (hat they are in
dobted to somo great conqueror for the
coming of the locust. He lives a long
way northward, they say, and removes
a huge stone from the mouth of a deep
pit, so that the locusts escape and fly to
them for food. Tho Moors prefer them
Butterflies were highly relished among
the ancient Greeks, und the Parthiaus
nse them freely for food. American red
Iudians are fond of them, as aro the na
tives of Now South Wales. Tho Chi
nese, who cannot afford to wanto an edi
ble tlu'nr, ook and eat the chyrsalis of
the sikworm aud the larvw of the hawk
moth. Ants have their place with arti
cles of human diet, n ottentots eat
them both raw and boiled. East Indi
ans mix them with Hour find convert
thptn into a popular pastry. In India
uuts are nsed to flavor brandy. In Cey
lon bees are used for foo.l.
In New C.iledouia the peoplo eat a
largo spider, esteeming it a Inxury.
Roauuii r i-:iys ho knew a young German
lidy who situ spiders. It is recorded
that the authoress, Anun Max Hchuie
maun, nto them like nuts, nnd declared
thov wri'J not uulil'.o that fruit in taste.
Lltlande, tho colebrntod liitrotioruer, was
liiallv fond of those " ilelicacie.s, ' aud
Ivosel knew !iO'rn.au who spread them
ou his hr: ad like butter.
Humhiddt eo;iH the' cliiuux of tho.-e
elible iuon-.trosi;ties, ui-suriug us that
lie raw Indian children drag centipedes,
ei;;hteeu inches lougioid more than half
au inch wide, from their holes and de
Kinlfifation intntho t'nittut Stnteu.
Tho chief of tho huioaii of f-tutistcs
t Washington, furnishiM tho following
summary of the ofaVi.il returns of emi
gration iuto the United States, last year:
During the calendar yeer 187S, there
arrive-! at the several pr:s of the United
States 209,254 passengers, of whom
153, 207 were emigrants. During the
calender year 1877, tho total arrival of
passengers was lHO.Ufil, of whom lf.O,-
503 wi re iiuiiiignu Is, showing au in
create of 22701 in the lumber of emi
grants, or about seventeen per edit.
The ages of thu immir ;n!s who arrived
iluriug 1878 were : Uu-ier fifteen years.
20.C85 ; fifteen and under forty. 104,058;
forty j ears and upward, 19,404. There
were 94,051 males and C8. 550 females.
The occupations were : Professional,
1,516; skilled, 10,837; not specified,
631 ; without occupations (mainly
women and children), 72,121. The
countries of last permanent res'dence,
or citizenship, were ns toliows: Eng
lau.!, 19,581 ; Ireland, 17,113 ; Scofand,
3.700 ; tlrcnt llrituiu (not i-meitled), 1 ;
Wales, 311 ; Germany, 31,058; Austria.
4,881; Hungary, 032; Sweden, 0,170 ;
Norway, 5,216 ;' Denmark, 2 088 ; N-.th-
rrlnuiln, O.VJ ; Belgium. W)l ; Mwilzor-
laud, 2,051 ; France, 5.008 ; Italy, 5.103;
Sicily, 228; Gieece, 13; Kpniu. 432,
Portugal, 048: Ra Aa, 4,210; Poland,
654 ; Finland, 22 ; Turkey iu Europe,
23 ; Syria, 38; India, 9 ; China, 8,40S ;
South Africa, 7 ; Africa (uot speuilied )
4 ; Q. tehee and Ontario, 21,533 ; Scotia,
3.282; Now Brunswick, 1,458; Prince
El ward Islnud, 849 ; Newfoundland,
108; British Columbia, 372; Mexico,
437; British Honduras, 4; Central Amer
ica, 14; Uuitcd Hiates of Colombia, 7;
Venezuela, 10; Brazil, 11; Peru, 17 ;
South America (uot Rp"cilie l), 10 ;
Cub:, 494, Porto Rico, 13; Hayti, 4;
Jamaica, 34 ; Bahamas, 289 ; Barbadoes,
22 ; St. Croix. 11 ; St. Thomas, 18 ; Trin
idad, 7 J West ladies (not specified), 31,
Azores, 873 ; Cape Verdes, fi ; Bermndu,
13 ; Iceland, 108 ; Australia, 634 ; and
all other countries, 14,
During the yeur 1878 fifteen children
were born ou the voyage, an 1 tho num
ber of deaths was seventv-onn.
A liar ItrininlMceHcr.
It was during the winter of 1804-5
which will long be remembered by the
soldiers who took part in the campaign
in the valley iu Virginia as ono which
tried men'a souls aud their heols also,
that the thrilling Bcene occurred which
I am about to describe.
The old Fourth cavalry was on a
forced march down the valley to meet a
column of the oaeroy, which was ad
vancing, and after a day's ride went into
bivouac just at nightfall on the roadside.
We did not have the "cigars and
cognac," as the old song says, with
which "to bivouac," bo after a " hasty
bite of something to eat." and picketing
and feeding horses, we soon rolled our
selves, head and ears, in our blankets,
and lay prone upon the frozen ground
To a tired soldier sleep comes quick
ly, and with it almott entiro oblivion;
he rarely dreams, so hardly more than a
minute elapsed after the lying down be
fore the entire camp was ra silent as the
While preparing for rest we had been
notified of a coming snow storm, not
only by the black clouds which hung
heavily in the northeast, but by heralds
in the shape of cutting snowflakes pro
pelled by tue wintry blast.
It was fearfully cold; so bitter was it,
indeed, it was thought expedient to dis
peuse with the usual camp guard, so as
to enable all to obtain whatever of com
fort was possible under the circum
The regiment at that time numbered
between six and seven hundred men,
who, soldier-like, caring only for the
present, and unmindful of the morrow,
slept very soundly and, I may add,
I had slept, as I Bad snppoaed, only a
few minutes, when I suddenly awoke to
consciousness, being made aware of an
immense pressure upon me, accompanied
with intolerable heat.
In attempting to move I found my-
r-olf, os it were, packed tightly in a
mold, which I fitted exactly, and I was
uuable to tnrn either to right or left. I
soon found that I was covered with a
very friendly blanket of snow.
With a vigorous push I threw my
blanket off, and a most curious spectacle
presented itself to my astonished gaze.
Tho blaok clouds had passed away,
nnd the bright morning moon shone
down upon the ground covered with a
white mantle of eight inches of snow.
Looking around mo, as far as the eye
could reach in every direction, I saw
nothing bnt the unbroken snow cover
iug what appeared to be mounds or
graves in every conceivable position. I
was sitting upright iu my grave in the
middle of a huge cemetery.
Not a human being could I discover
ii uy where, while everjthing was as still
ns death iiself.
While I was wrapt iu tho contempla
tion of po wonderful a scene. ' bunle
ut heiul.iuiirtorH, a qnnrter of a mile off,
s lauded the reveille, and lo, what a
chuiige! In au instant the quiet scen
ery was alive all the men arose at once
from their suow graves, and what was
the stillness of death but a moment be
fore wis now bustle aud activity. In-i-Uidiy
the text ilished through my
miud, "The trumpet shall sound and
tho dead shall bo raised." Words fail
i.io iu describing my feelings at the
moineut of this occurrence. Had I had
any idea at the time, I would have called
s i:ne of my c imradiu1.
As it vas I am fortunate enough to be
probably tho only person who has really
sci-u a prototype of tho resurrection.
!!'. II. regraui, :.n & rilmr.
Rosewood has always been considered
en aristocratic wood. It is used for fine
furniture and pianos, by all civilized
cations. We have no record of its first
introduction into u-e, but it is fair to
presume thai it was soou after the dis
covery of S.juth Amer'u-u, as old writers
speak of rosewood cabinets aud other
articles of furniture. It is found only
in Suth America, although a very near
approach to it is used by the Chinese,
of which and bamboo they construct all
Hoi de roue, or wood of the rose, is
a-i African wood, rind is red with yellow
streaks. It seldom grows over eight
niches iu diameter, ami is cut into ve
neers and med bias for borders in in
laid or marquetry work. Rosewood is
found of superior quality iu Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro exports all of the fine
quality of wood. Largo qaautities of
interior quality aro sent from Bahia,
but this wood is only used by cheap
manufacturers, as the graiu is a dull
brown and possesses bnt little beauty
of figure. Honduras als) experts a
heavy, d all-looking rosewood, which i
mostly cousnmed for drumsticks and
canes. Rio Janeiro woou grows large,
and the grain is beautifully variegated.
The mn.it desirable wood, that which
is tho most - mottled, is selected for
veneers, and the plau, straight-grained
logs when bronght to maiket nre very
rough aud gnarled. It has latterly been
sold by wtightouly; some tors ago il
was sold by the log, aud the puehaser
relied on his cutei,e.-s for bargains. It
contains an acrid oil, which must be ex
tracted by steaming or by long ex
posnro to the air before it cau bo relic!
on to hold with glue. It has a pungent
smell, and the men who work iu it seem
to imbibe tho odor iuto their systems,
as no ablution will eradicate the smell
by which the worker is distinguished
from the worker in other woods. The
dust arising from the sandpapering is
not poisonous, although it gives a pe
culiarly ghastly expression to the work
Rosewood it well worked is the most
dura'de of all furniture wood, aud oftor
a century's use it cau bo polished to
look as well as new. It is exceedingly
strong and hard, and become more solid
from age. 4mrcar Cabinetmaker,
TIH ELY 1 0l'iCH.
A lad of eighteen, confined in prison
at Paris for theft, has reoently con
structed a watch which runs three
hours, his only material being two
needles, a pin, a little straw and some
thread. Efforts ore being made to pro
cure his release, in hopes that he will,
as a mechanio, be a useful member of
The Business Men's Society of Mod
eration, a newly-formed New York tem
perauco organization, offers its members
a choice betweoD Hinw pioJgoa, (mnom
as the red, white and blue. The first
enjoins total abstinence during a cer
tain number of months, the second dur
fnff the business hours of each day, and
l be third piuhlbila tUo lojblt of
Speaking of pedestrian matches a Bos
ton paper sayB: "The average American
never, that is to soy hardly ever, walks
if he can ride. This is scarcely less true
of men tlniu of womeu, A walk of five
miles is looked upon as an almost in -
snperahle obstacle to any enjoyment
that may be had at the end of it; and
the idea of eujoyiug the walk is regard
ed as absurd. There is a noticeable
change going on iu this particular, how
ever. There nre more good walkers.
both men and women, in the land, and
u every grade of society, than there
used to bo, aud, if the present rage for
walking on sawdust rouud and round a
ring is followed by a more general ven
turing on the roads and over the fields
and hills of the country as the open
weather comes ou, there will be good
reason to rcjoico that anything has
brought about a result so promising
for enjoyment, health and beauty.
lliHturv of Tobacvo.
1496 Romauus Pane, a Spanish
monk, whom Culumbus on his second
voyage left in America, published the
first accotiLt of tohucco under tho name
1525 The negroes on the plantations
in tho Wost Indies began to use it.
1559 Jeau Nicot, envoy from France
to Portueal, seut some u the seeds to
Paris, and from him it acquired the
uaiiio "Nicotiana." When it was first
ued in France it was culled hrtt du
(''rait'lr. JYieur of the houio of Lor
raine, wao was very fond of it. It was
also called hr.rhe de St. Croix, from
Cirdimd St. Croix, who first introduced
it into Iiuly.
1570 At this date in Holland tobacco
ivas smoked in conical tubes made of
palm leaves plaited together.
1575 First appeared a print of the
plant in Andrew Thevct's "Oosmo-
1585 Tho English first saw the Indi
ans of Virginia uso cluy pipes, from
which time they began to be used in
1 til ii James T., of England, sought
to abolish the use of tobacco by heavy
imposts npou it.
1010 The smoking of tobacco was
indulged iu at Constantinople. To ren
der tho custom ridiculous, a Turk, de
tected thus using the plaut, was led
through the streets with a pipo thrust
through his nose.
1015 The cultivation of tobacco was
begun in Hodand.
1019 James I. ordered that no planter
cultivate mure than 100 pounds.
1020 Smoking fir.-tt introduced into
1031 First introduced into Austria
by Swedish tioops.
1031 The nse of tobacco forbidden
in Russia under penalty of hav'ug the
nose cut off.
1653 -First used in S wit zet laud,
where the magistrates first punished
those found smoking, bi.t the custom
soou became too general to be sup
pressed. 1090 Pope Innocent XII. c-xconimn-nieated
nil who should take snuff or use
tobacco while at, church.
1724 Pope Benedict removed the
above bull, as ho himself used tobncoo
Wine and H omoti.
It was a law amoug the Thcssaliuns
that women should uot drink wine, but
of whatever age they raicht be they
should havftonly water. Thcophrnstus
affirms that -i similar li-v prevailed
amour the Milesians. In the early ngr-s
of R imo it is certain tha, the use of it
was altogether interdicted to the female
sex. When any of them infringed this
rule their husband or nenrist relatives
were authorized to chastise them; and
in the timo of Romulus, there was even
a law that subjected them to capital
punishmet t it fouud in u state of intoxi
cation. While the womeu were thus
wholly excluded from the pleasures of
wiue, the meu themselves indulged in
them but moderate ly ; bnt when, iu
later times, driuking to excess became
the vice and the boast of the male sex,
they conld not in consistency refuse to
the partners of their joys some little
share of participation iu the dear excess.
The laws on the subject, being onoe re
laxed, fell quickly into desuetude ; and
at length we find the ladies of Rome
boldly rivaling their husbands in their
bacchanalian orgies. Seneca represents
them an passing whole nights at table,
and, with charged goblets in their
hands, uot only vicing with, bnt sur
passing the most robust debauchees,