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It holds my liible loaves apart,
This poor shorn tress, so sad lo hoo,
As memory murmurs to my heart
flow you died, lovo, aud left for ms
A barren waste of weary years,
Howu with dark doubts that sorrow broeds.
I grasp at hope, but vex my ears
With jangle of discordant creeds,
And wonder is It quenched, that sweet
Heft radiance of a life benign,
That made my grosser pulses beat
In humble harmony with thine?
And aro tbey dead, tho nameless blius
That only foolish lovers know,
I.ivo lips ttat quivered to my kiss
Iu those bright summers long ago?
Or, haply, past the nether wave,
Hhall sundered spirits meet again ?
Is thero no knowledge in the grave,
or promise for the sous of men .'
Tho wintry smite! sheds a ray
Across tho Hook. I read aud trout
That you shine somewhero, far away -
I cannot think that you are dust.
Time, twenty-fifth of Jnue; Lour half-
paot two; Bceno, bulnouy of a popular
hotel; tlramnUn jwrsomc, a yonug gou
tlcmuu nipping a rIiihs of ieeil lemcmuilo
with Lih foet on tho railing. Abovo rodo
the stalely spirits and steeples of tho
neighboring building; below lay tho
bustling panorama of u street Fi'Due, aud
hither tho eyoB of Oliffo lluntly, million
aire, were dreamily i:ont. 'iwenry-
fifth of Junol' ho soliloqniHod at oppo-
Bito cuds of a yawn, 'Iloigho, how timo
paBHes away. Juno four years Biuco I
received that eventful birthday present
from Muttio iu the ehapo of a letter,
coolly informing mo that 'our engage
ment wan, on her part, rnorely a littlo
flirtation to pass away time; that nhe
could not enduro poverty even with me;
that ehe must marry n rich man.'
Hal hul was it nu nooidont I wonder,
or a just recompense, that tho next mail
brought tho announcement that I'nole
iJ'ipb hBd died, leaving mo solo heir
to bin t xtensivo liroiiorty I However, I
teuiaped a mercenary wifo, for I was tie-
cived u'terly. Fool that I was. I would
have tilnkcd my lifo that uhowneaa puro
miiali'tl aud guileUas an an augel. lint
bah ? I huvo vowed uover to upeak or
think of her again, I'll inn ilowu aud
bco Hal Tixloy, tho editor. Ho ia jolly
aud eutcrtniuing, and will drive away
CiilTo bruiight down his olmir with an
euipbanis which Brattorod tho romainder
of tho loraonado over tho balcony, and
bturtod down tho Btreot.
"(ii'rtie'a Advcntnro' old contribu
tor tlrf.t pag 'Autnm LweB-or-thography
deficient (hat goes into tho
waste basket. 'Tho Lost' Hello Uunt
ly' 'Noah,' paid tho editor of tho lie
icir to a Biuall boy in waiting, 'tako
that pile of priors oil that stool and
give this gentleman a seat. Fly around,
'Xow, don't dit.trecs yourself,' said
Cliffo, luzily; 'Shades of Nulphi I what a
porspiratiou you aro in I'
'Do I ?' said Mr. Pixloy, rather eon
fusedly. Woll, business is pressing to
day. But it appoars to me that you aro
looking unusually sober. Hw anything
'Xothiug, only this is my twouty
eighth birthday. I am getting old, you
know,' said Cliffo, fanning himself with
a stray llcvitu:
'Ho 1 should think,' said the editor
reflectively. 'Why, you vi ill soon be an
old bachelor. Why ilon't you get mar
Really, now, I can't. Tho ladies are
all to good for me,' repliod Mr. Huutly
'Nonsense I That'u all a prevanoa
tion. There are a dozen of young la
dies of my acqnaintauoe who woo hi be
nly too glad of a ohanooto become Mrs.
Huutly. There's Cora Adams, lor iu
stauce; isn't she nioe enough?'
'Nice; indeod she is charming.'
'And then there is Judge Dellafleld's
daughter,' continued Mr. Tixloy,
beauty and an heiress, and as proud as
And as cold as an iceberg. It freezes
me to thiuk of hor,' said Cliffo, turning
up his coat eollar.
'Well, there's Kate Williamson; sho
has life enough, I fauoy, suggested Mr,
A lioitlenish eoquetto. I toll you
Hal, all the noble, true-hearted women
havo gone out of fashion, and the young
ladieB of to-day are a meiotmary class,
as grasping as Midas. Fossibiy, as yon
sny, any ono of the ladies mentioned
would become Mrs. Huntly for the ask
ing, but why ? Not for any good qual
ities I might possess, but simply for the
sake of poor old Uncle Jaoqae s money,
said Cliffo with a sneer which spoiled
half tho beauty of his dark face.
'Nonsense, said Mr. Pixley, making
diligent search for his pencil, whioh was
balanced nicely behind his loft ear. 'At
this rate yon will become that most
abominable of all maukind a cynical
'But bvthe wav. Cliffo. you ilon't
know what yon escaped when your un
cle left yon that nice littlo million which
spoiled you for an editor.
'Why sol" questioned Mr, Huntly,
lifting his tlark brows.
'Oh, for a great many reasons. One
has so many cares and vexations. For
'Dstauoe, I have been reoeiving ooutri
1 butionfllately from a young would- be
anthoreEs, which I did not print, as I
have so much surplus matter on hand.
And tho other day, if yen beliovo me,
Bho cumo to see why her piece hadn't
been publiiihed. Well, we fell into con
versation nnd somehow beforo I know it
I had partially engage 1 her next manu
script, and she's coming again ii-day,'
concluded the editor with a groan.
'Why didn't you toll her you couldn't
accept it .'' inquired Cliffo, Boborly.
Well, I can't explain just why. She
was tho loveliest creature I i vor saw,
audit always whs hard for mo to say
no' to tho ladies,' tuid tho editor apolo
getically. 'Now, don't look bo diogiiBt
ed. You probably would not have
dono any better iu my place.'
'Indeed I I fancy myself capable of
saying No, when No ia needed, in ppito
of a pritty fne-o,' said Cliffo, f :;riifully.
'Oh, no doubt it seems very capy,'
said Mr. I'isley, with an injured air.
'Just tako my place for a couple of hourH,
and you will chaugn your miud.'
'I'll do it,' cxcluimed Cliffo, spriugiug
up. Mint stay I possibly I might bo ro
cagnized.' (!dod,' said tho editor, 111 manage
that; Noah, run up stairs and get Uncle
David's wig aud spectacles, aud hero is
some false whisker 1 worn to a masquer
ado luBt week. There I I fancy your
best friends wouldu't know you iu this
difguifiO if thoy should ehaueo to call in
my absence, which is not likely. I do
elaro sho is e'Jiuiug uow,' ho addod.look
ing out of tho window.
'Who?' inquired Mr. ".Huntly, pla
cidly, Why, our yonug contributor, of
course. Good-bye, I'm oil',' and Mr.
Pixley put on his hat, and umlor tho
pretense of leaving the room, slipped
discreetly into a tall cupboard used for
packing away back numbers of tho V-vine.
Meanwhile a foroat of gray whiskers
partially hid tho haudsomo face of our
hero; a long dnater coucealod tho elo
gant suit, uud ho stood transformed
from a fiihhionublo youua man into a
gray-haired, bcuign old gentleman,
Feeling rather amused than othorwiso at
tho absurdity of his pot-itiou, Cliflo
stepped behind Iho desk and commenced
lookincr over tho Mas., as Noah showed
tho laily iu at tho door.
'Is tho editor iu ?'
Something iu tho Bweef, low tones
seemed strangely familiar. Cliffo fiturtoJ
aud looked up.
Surely that graceful fluro, tho proud
ly poised head rippliug with bronzo
browu hair, tho changeful violet eyes
nudci tho darker brut, a aud hnihos no,
ho oould uotbo mihtukeu. Beforo him
stood tho lovo of hia boyhood, his bo
trothedbrido,aud tho hoaatloss ooquutto
of four years beforo, Mattio ( fulso. no
.loubt, morcouary no doubt, but lovelier
Is tho editor iu?' sho repeal Oil.
No,' said Cliffo, roeoveriug himself
iu part, 'Ho ho is gone, ho wout away
Indeed! How uufortnuato I' said
tho visitor in a tono of disappointment.
I wishod very much to boo him, I havo
a short sketch hero whioh he promised
to look over this afternoou.'
I am nianugcr iu his absence,' Baid
Cliffo politely, 'and will, if you will per
mit mo, attend to it myself.'
The old familiar handwriting dauood
for a moment before Cliffo's eyes as he
glanced oagorly at tho bottom of the
page for the signature. Yes, thero it
was, 'Mattio E. Kaymond.' ho was
not married then. Perhaps a lover suf
ficiently wealthy had not yot made his
All thia passed through Cliffo s mind
as ho glancad tho manuscript over, and
also tho disagreeable faot that it was hia
dutv to critioiso aud mioet it. no would
havo given worlds to havo ete.iped tho
ordoal just then, but it was tje luto, so
he laid down the Mas., saying iu a loud
grim voice, 'I am sorry, miss, to disap,
point you, but I oanuot aooept your con
'Not accept HP
Tho tones wore slifflitly tromnlons
and Clitlo saw tho lovely luce grow
white, aud noticed for the tlrot timo that
she was thinner anl paler than when ho
had seen her last, four yeura before,
during which timo he had been abroad.
Excuse me, but you look tired aud
ill. Pray bo Beatoel. Noah, a glass
of water for the lady. Pardon mo
what I am about to "say,' Baid tho old
gentleman, as t is guoBt wearily accept
eel the offer, 'but I beliovo that we eaoh
have some especial mission, or vocation,
if you please, in lifo. Yours may not
bo of the literary kiud. but may, never
theless be just as important.
Vocation P eaid Miss Kaymond bit
terly. 'There wan a time indeed when I
might have sat dowu with folded hands
and waited for my vooation to
oome to me; but that time is now past.
I am not, sir, as you seem to imagine,
trying to acquire wealth and fame. Far
trom it. My mother has been very ill
fei' some time, and if I should leave her,
she would die; so I gave np teachiug.
Fortune has petted mo so all my life
that I was unaccustomed to other em
ploymeiit, eveu oould I got thorn, so as
a last resort I trio, I this, but
Khe paused for a few seconds for self-
control, then rose with pertoot coinpo-
old gentleman, retaining tho desired ar
ticle. 'Your story Ims touched mo
Btrangely. I would gladly nsnist you.
Miiy I. not bo your frinvl T
A flash of crimson dyed tho young
contributor's face. Tl:nnk you, Kir, but
I did not 3oruo hereto mil; 'it friends or
aid. Ispoko of my trculilea before I
thought,' sho said.
Ho I perceived. Hut 1 !iould iiitnem
it a privilege to bo of hen lit to you. I
believe I havo never done any good in
my lifa, bo do not, I beg you, forbid
my beginning now.'
Miss ltuymond's face timplud into a
half smile. 'What a stia'iK'o 'ld gen -t
Ionian,' Bho thought, 'perlmpa ho ingo
ing to romomber me iu Lis will.'
'I spoke of voeutiiiisa moment ngo,'
continued the fnlsj cuilor. 'It ei-cins to
mo that ye n aro Jittod to adorn homo
Kooiety. You aro too ycinig and beau
tiful to toil amidst poverty and eiimp-
poiulmont, and from tLo flw-.t uiomout I
Baw you I felt an iutereHt iu you. I am
rather c ceentrio uh 7011 see, and though
yen may think it tfrnuge huvo novor
seen 11 lady I wishou to make my wifo
'Until whon?' donunded Mattio iu bo
'Until I saw yon. Nay, listeu ouo
moment. I am rich. As my wife your
lifo of toil and taxation will bo over. No
wish shall remain uogratilled. You
shall bo looked up to, bowoel dowu to,
by thefio who huvo slighted you iu ad
versity in hhort you Mi 1 reigu a queen
iu society. Forp-et tliodisparity iu our
ages; forgot the temerity of my proposal
remember only that I offer you my
hand and fortuuo. Do you consent ?'
'Ne-ver bir.' And oh ! the indignant
Boorn of lips and cyosl 'Were you
possessed of all tho wealth of tho whole
world I would not sell nyself for it. I
thank you for tho miiiukg kiuduens of
your proposal, but booih i than consent
to it I would beg, or btiuvi). My baud
and heart shall go tofitiicr or not at
But surely you will i?counidcr this--you
'Cliffo,' fcaid a fiopnlulnul voieo from
tho closet, 'aro you htiido yourself ?'
uud tho uext instant tho horrified editor
of tho Ht vitte cmergfd coveiid with
cobwebs, and seiziug wit? and whiskers
with a relputlcesliaud.Ciilljnnutly stood
ineo luoro, Hushed aud taudsoruc,bt fore
thorn. There was n glance, and a ncog'
L'orgivo me, for tho tVoeption I havo
piactified upon you,' Giffe mid encr
ly. 'I oould not, filter ill, believe that
you could bo the hearttehs, mercenary
orcaturo that vour lotte proved. But
why, oh, why did you vrite it?'
'What litter? I do lot uuderntuud
you. I never wrote any buou letrer as
you describo thia to be. After cuniiug
into possession of yourtn eioH foituno
you sailed for Europe without ono fanv
well wor l, bo I couoliucd you wished
our engagement endod. But w hat does
all this meuu ? Aro you masquerading?
Permit mo to crave p.iiinu jiiht hero,
for my part in this trauau-tkm,' sai l Mr,
rixloy coming forward.
Mv frioud nuutly, vre, ih leading
a louoly, cynical sort of a life, and wish.
ing to reform him, I toik tliinm.vel way
of introducing you, litto dreaming you
would prove to bo old acquaintances,
Am I forgiven?'
'Qoel bless you,' suidt liffc, grasping
his baud, while an eloqient pair of blue
eyes opposite, more thiu granted par
Three months aftor thero wan n quiet
weddiug whoso annoiueomont fouud
dueplaoein tho Jtcriic. Tho bride
groom was Cliffo Huntly, Esq., mil
lionairo, a universal favoiite in all select
circles; tho bride, Mi'.tio Uiymond
whose father had failed miserably years
before, leaving the family in destitution
And 'all tho world woudeted.'
I tut they did not know, reader, as do
you and I, of the littlo episode in tho
editor s sanctum, while ( lifTo Huntly
was playing editor.
A Slliiiriiur Tree.
Though tho tropical scrubs of (Queens
land, Australia, aro very luxuriant and
beautiful, l!iey are not without their
dimgiroiiH itrav. bucks, for thero ia ouo
p'fuit growing iu them that is really
deadly iu its effects - -that is to Bny,
dradlj iu tho Riinio way that ouo would
apply 1 ho term to lire; ns, if a certuiu
proportion (f ofio'h body is burnt by the
stiupiiif; tree, deut li will bo tho remit.
It would be as safo to pass through fires
oh to full into ouo of these trees. They
aro found growing from two to three
inches high to ten an I fifteen feet; in
tho old ones tho stem ia whitish, and red
berries usually grow on the top. It
emits a peculiar disagreeable smell, but
it is best known by its leaf, which i'h
in aily rniind. h-ivir.ir n iU't ' mu iM ,
uud iH jugged all an uud tho edge, !iko
tho nettle. All tho leaves aro large
some larger than a saucer.
.-bmoUinrs,' says a traveler, 'while
shooting turkeys in tho scrubs I have
cutiroiy forgotten tho stinging treo till
warned of ite close proximity by its
smell, nnd I havo then found myself iu
11 littlo feiroit of llicui, I was only once
stung, aud that wua very lightly. Ita
effects uro curious. It leaves 110 mark,
but the p.'iin is maddening, aud for
mouths afterward tho part, whin
touched, ia tender in raiuy weather, or
wheu it gets wet in wnthing, etc. I
havo peon n man who treats ordinary
pain lifrhtly roil on tho around iu ago
ny lifter being sliuip; aud I havo known
horse po completely mud nfter getting
ito a grovo of tho trees that ho rushed
opeu-mouihed nt every ono who ap
proached him, and hud t )bo shot in tlio
rub. Dogs when ntuug will rush
about, whining pitetinly, biting pieces
from tho affected part,' Tho small
Btiugiug trees, a few iuehe3 high, arc as
hiui'eri id as ai'V, bcini? to hunt to boo,
aud seriously imperiling ouo's ankles.
Tho hcrub is iihind'y found growing
among paliu trees.
'Mr manuscript, sir, if yon please,'
Wait just a moment, please, eaid tho
I'riiiee Louis Napoleon's Prayer,
A prayer in tho handwriting of the
priuco imperial has boon found amour;
the papers iu his desk at Cmideu Pliico.
Tho following is a translation :
'My (lod : f give to Thee my heart;
but give to mo faith. Without fuitli
there ia 110 Ktiong prayer, nnd to pray is
11 longing ( my soul. I pray, not that
Thou hiioiildht tako away the obhtuch's
of my path, but that Thou may si per -mit
mo to ovcroomo them. I pray, not
that Thou shoulilst disarm my eiH'inicH,
but that Thou fhouldiit nid uie to con
qui r myself. Hear, oh, God! my prajer.
Preserve lo my nil'oi tion these who iv
dear to me. (iraiit them happy days.
If Thou only GiviKt ou this earth a cer
tain sum of joy, take, nt;, (ijil! W
nn.iu, nuiineniort 11 em 1 no most worthy,
ur.d 1110 v the most worthy bo my friends.
If Thou bcckest veugcuiiPO upon ii.au,
;,trilo mo. Mihfortuuo ia inverted into
liaiiiiiuesH bv Iho sweet thought (hat
thoi-o whom wo lovo urn happy. Hap
piness is poisoned by the bitter thought
whilu I rejoice ILu.ro whom I lovu c.
thousand times better thau myself are
Buffering. I'orme.. i h,i jd! no more:
happiness. TV.ko it from my path. I
cau only find joy in forgetiing tho paft.
If 1 forget -those who aro 110 more, 1
fhull be forgotten in my turn, nnd how
pud tho thoupht thai makes ono cny,
'Time tffaces nil.' Tho only Kutwfue
liou I nock is that which last's forever,
that which is given l y a tranquil cou
Bcieneo. Oh, my God 1 show mo ev r
where my duty lies, and give r.10 strength
to accomplish it always. Arrived at the
t rm of my lifo I shail turn my looks
fearloibly to tho past. K incmbvaiice
will uot be. fir a long remorse1. Theu I
lihiill bo hnpi y. (IniLl, oh (iod I that
my heart may bo penetrated with tho
conviction dial thoso whom I lovo nnd
who are dead ."hall eeo all my actions.
My life hhall bo worthy of their witness,
uud my innermost thoughts shall mvur
make them blush.
iti:.ms op ;i:m:kal im i:ki:st.
e 1 of thei operatic.;"
iu iiiit.rntc to ( ollec (
A distrusted Suitor.
A writer detailing auccdotes of promi
uent nctresMB, gives this littlo account
ol an admirer oi Miss Noihon, tho celo
bru'ed I'.jf li'h lu-tnwa who made m
niiny friend;! iu thin country: M-fs'
ilhi.ii nuiJo many conqueHts in .New
York, and her parlors in tho l imi Avo
nue were uover without her admirers,
iu seasonable hours. A New Yorker fell
madly iu lovo with the lu'treps while nhe
was 1h iiifj as ll . iilin l and Amy !
siirt. I '.very mght l:o was m au orcaea
tr.i chair, with u big lUnal omblcm for
her, and every afternoon, alter haviug
obtuinod un inliuduetion, ho calloil,
bearing moio i'.owers. Tho charming
aetrosa liked nothing better than to loll
buck ou tho divan with 1 rich bouquet
to pick at while tho admiring eyes of
several gentlemen .beamed ou her from
oltomana and eas-y-cluiirs about hor.
Tho love-lorn yonug man was onuoyenl
bv a big fellow who ur.od to Bit off in
0110 comer, apparently abstracted, yet
over too near to permit any passionate
leciarutioii to bo properly made. The
big follow smoked his cigars, read hia
foreign papers, yawued, looked at his
watch, but never left tho room. Ho was
there wluu the lover came, and tliero
wheu he went. Everything was marked
Mis Adelaide Nwlsou. Tho flowers all
camo to Mots N oilmen. Jier pioturea
were labeled Miss .Wilson, and tho lover
had never heard of Mia. Loo. Ono day,
wheu ho had spent enough 011 flowers
and proscuta to pay a wiuter's board, he
impatiently said to hm adored actress,
'Miss Neuson, wao is mat stnpiu iouow
who is always hanging about you? Why
don't you send him off? 'Oh, uovor
miud him,' answered tho netross; -no is
only my husband!' Tiio love-loi.-i young
mau shoved tho top of Ins opera nat out,
bowed himself as gracioii-ily as ho could
under tho eircnnwtiiuctR, aud Bhot out
A Fourth of July Snow-storm.
A re mirkablo meteorological phonom
onou was observed in several places in
Porthtud, M , Friday afternoou. About
tlvo o'clock flakes of falling snow were
seen by many, who could hardly credit
their senses. Scrgt. Boyd, of the signal
service, happened to bo out at tho timo
and caught several of the flakeu on his
sleeve. He says such a thing might not
occur again in ouo hundred years. Ho
explains it iu thia way : Artificial suow
may be formed iu a warm room, tho air
of which has be'oomo saturated with
moistura from the breath or any cause,
by suddenly admitting a current of oold
dry air. Shortly before five o'clock a
cloud was observed rising from the south.
At the same time another rose from the
northwest. The currtnt of wind which
boro this along was eeild, w hile the op
posing current was warm and saturated
with vapor. These two mlermiuglevl,
and the effect was to form crystals of
snow. The preceding heat and dryness
of the day also helped to produce this
renlt. The barometer was vory low at
the time, aud tho thermometer dropped
fifteen degrees in ten minutes. Tho
nnuiiuum toporaturo that night was fif
ty soveu ele,greos. This sudden ehauge
was no loss remarkable than the mow
A Phase of ( it) l.HV.
A bright-looking boy, twelve years
old, who tiiiid h;s name was Lotuwy
McEvov. wout idouo into tho Jefferson
Mnrkot l'oliee. eonvl l.ut criuiii uud
said to Justice Morgan: 'Judge, your
honor, I want to give myself up.' 'Why,
my boy? asked tho coutt. 'Because,'
replied tho lad, ! I haiu't got uo homo,
and I don't want to livo iu tho streets
and become 11 bad boy. 'Why don't
you stay at home?' '1 ain't got uo home.
Fatlier'a boon dead uino years, and
mother died beforo that.' 'Put where
have you Iwu living siuce?' 'With my
aunt. Sho lives in Forty-first street.
But sho gets drunk. And she wem t lot
me May indoors. To-day no cuaseiu
mo out aud laid if I ever came baet sue
nl.l .In anniethiucr ftwflll to 1110. I Ul
afraid of her, aud so I've got no homo.
Nobody will tako me iu because- I aiu t
got good clothes aud dou't look nice. I
can't get any work, and 1 can't get any -
thing to eat unless I beg or steal it.
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Then the cops n who me iu. a
want to bo arrested. I don't want to
steal, nor to bo a bad boy. Won't you
please send mo somew here where l cau
loam something and got to bo a man?
There's place liko that, ain't there?'
Th justice told tho boy thero were suoh
lilacs, aud, taking tho littlo fellow under
his protection, promised to Uud him a
home in toroo good institution,
The Al t of P.oiMuet MuMll'r.
It secmn nu easy thing to make a bou
quet an one looks over Iho garden and
sees tho beautiful flowers. But alter all
it is a el lii."ilt mutter aud ono iiumetums
forgets that flow era havo their i.lliuitles
and preference ii, lis well as the human
r.iej. Abovo nil givo tlieui room and not
crowd I horn. When flowers aro nursed
ne-ivi!y together i.U lose their beauty. I
saw ,iu arrangement of H-iwcrs yesterday
where two lovely day lil es that would
havo been beam iful if grouped alono in
a slender vase with a foiv feins or green
spires, but whoso effect w.s ruined by
being put in the center of a mass of I.nk-
Hinmuiiid conunwii rurdcr. flowers. Tho
I'onunou flowers only looked tho mon
evmuiou in contrast wilh tho lilies, aud
the lilies looked as though caught in very
For vases and bouqueta of any fort
tliero f-honld bo plenty i f white for the
foundation. Wheu htcniloM il nvevs are
used, liko a tuberose or u single g-ru-ilium,
Htenw cap bo made by pnttiu;the
ends inside of straws uud then wiiiug it
iu: when arranged in tho bouquet the
straw cannot bo seen, but tho flowers can
bokeptfretdi by absorbing the water.
A pretty arrangement isfo bike a hpil.o
of k.-arlot eladio'-i '. with its brilliant
coloring, arrange it with fewthery grass
es and gleMims of white feverfew hero
aud there, and you will have a lovely
spot of coloring for come dark coruor.
Again, ptMuniai und luor.nng glories ato
difficult to combine with any flower, but
give them a wide mouthed vano and a
few leaves and they nro positively grace
ful. All lilies I thiuk aro prettiest if no
other tlowersarc mixed with them.
For small vases a very good way is to
clip them off and put them in e-irelewly
as thev come, then thev will look natural ;
too nuieli niTiiiigi r-icut oftea spoils tho
looks of a v. iso of tlowets. Pur either
bund or vase bouquets d. not put too
many colors together.
A marble statno to Princo Louis will
be erected iu Westminster abbey.
Dress with tho weather, uo matter
j how often you must change) your cloth
The total membership of tho Baptist
i hurchos in tho l.'uiloel Htutes is ii.ll,
c: ; 1 .
Kuading in the twilight baa bieu the
means of tt.aining and ruiuing many
Blowing dowu o lam) chimney to ex
tiiif'uish tho light is a frequent cause of
A colony of 1(H I persons hii boon form-
The miner iu Spotti jlvuina, mi., im
just shipped twenty gooil-si.od bugs of
gold dust to the Philadelphia mint.
lToeeutly Henutor Cordon, of (ioorgifl,
w.is seen partaking of tho communion in
church besido un old colored woman.
The dreaded phylloxera ha", made its
appearance in the vineyards of Switzer
land, nnd the authorities aro doing thoir
utmos t to stamp it out.
During au in vest .'gat iou into tho evil
iffVehi of a'llaulus trees in Atlanta,
it wn". demonstrated that only tho nuilo
trees of the species were harmful.
Au Iowa mau tied hia maro to a tree,
when a owariu of bees ulighteel upon
her, and stung her so severely about tho
head a.i to caiv e death iu a few moments.
Euglaud has got to explain the pres
once of her riuVi iu tho hands of tho
Turcomans. I'.ussia thinks it ratiior
equivocal friendship that supplies hor
euemics with arms to oppose ner -vim.
L:wrouco Hchue.sier, a youth of eigh
teen, took oath boforo a Newark, N. J.,
uiinisler wiio married him to a woman
of twen'y-four, that ho was twouty-ono
ye-iiivt of age, and is now under arre-Bt lor
Muu'd Cross! and, a beautiful youug
lady of ludianolu, Texas, saug very pa
thetically to her friends tho soug 'Seo
thut my grsvo is kept green,' wout up
Htairs, tiiocnrod a pift 'l uu l blow out
Cluis. llarriniiu, ouo of tho contest
ants iu tho groat international walking
match in Ndv York, has eloped with tho
wifo of a proiniueul merchant of that
city, whoso ai'quaintauco ho made eluring
The hut Missouri and Illinois legisla
tures passed u law Linking it u fulony for
ony Mlb'er of a b:.iik to accept deposits
iu tlio institution if ho knows it to bo iu
a failing condition, nnd imposing the
Mimo I'-.njL-hau-ut us tl at for stealing
Tlir Mecca of Oiilcasls.
A coirespoudci-t writii g of the v 'luu
tecr English forces in . iluh.nd, savt-:
A man whom 1 reie.eiul i r i.n tho pvuie
of a crack light infantry riy,int id, r.nd
who was prmi.l ot ti.e lepmatsi'il of be
im; one of the best .lrosed men in Lou
don, is uow lying out iu the open on a
section of this frontier, living with n
handful of Kaffirs, win eat with him and
call him Bosh. Tin1 sou of Ciiiie.iu
geuiirul is a transport c.Midiic'.e-r in this
oaiup. Iu tlio voluuteers, broken geu
tlimeu, ex soldiers of our own nnd half
a dozen e.mtiueutal armies, farmers
whose farms aro on tho frontier and do-
As an evidence of tho largo amount of
surplus capital idle in Enropo it is an
uemiiced that the Bank of Paris has
i.gne.l to furnish tho capital for tho
cousl ruction oi nu uudergronud railway
in New York, provided that thooompauy
shall raise .!iiX,0lli) for tho first ex
penses and establish validity of tho fran
chise. Tho second boot sugar factory iu New
England is being built at Northampton,
Mius , and over 'MO acres of beets are
groiviug in tho neighborhood for its uso.
Good beets, closely worked, will yield
about ten per coot, of nigar, and it is
thought thut with improved machinery
twelve or foul teen per cent, may be
Haula Cruz, California, has a gallant
baby. A littlo two-year-old girl was
playing with a thiw-aud-a-balf-yoar-old
baby near tho water's edges when a
breaker carried the liltlo girl out iutoit.
The muuly littlo fellow went immodiato
ly into tho water to tlio rosano, and
eavod his companion, to the admiration
of those who witnessed tho 8eeuo.
Daring n Friday night aud .Saturday
I moiniu:? 'tho American Union Telegraph
coinpauy erected about six miles of tele
graph po'es in Iho several streets of
Newark, N. J. Saturday uftornpon all
tha poles were taken dowu, by order of
tho mayor, who claims that the require
ments of tho e;ly ordinances woro not
eompli-vt with iu tho erection of tho
),iring tho recent dry weather in
Manatee eoiuitv. Fla., tho lower Miaka
lat e dried up all to ono hole. Tho holo
was deep and was tho only resort of the
cittle for water. Tho holo was full of
alligators, and as tho stockmen feared
depredations on tho cattle, a number of
them went there one day aud killed 7i
nllteators from six to fourteen foet iu
Tiio largest ferryboat in the world is
ready for launching at Hau Ftuneisoo.
.she is 12 1 feet long and 1 1 0 wide; double
eight steel boilers.
Au inexplicable epidemic in prevail
ini? iu New Orleans. It Li a catarrhal
inllammutiou of the eye.
soriml. sons ed stiirekeeiieus, aH'ztus
. i i r. e.. -.ri. hukiMrn ondcr. carry inar
soldiering, and some respectable young J decks, capable of accommoelutiug twen-
fellowa whom lighting enterprise uas
brought out from home, ride together
in tho same troop.
A novel idea is proposed by tho Ms
Baohusctts society for the prev.-ntiou i'f
cruelty to children. Tho society requests
that at least one article of tho children's
clothing be marked with their full unmo
aud residence, in order to aid the police
aud tho cIVkws of tho seieioty in return
ing lost or stolen children to their hou.es.
If this advice would bo followed by all
parents they would save tueuisolvea a
great deal of uneasuiesa dimug tlio nu
explained absence e-f their children aud
their littlo ones much suffering.
ty-four passenger cars. Hnewnu run oe
twecn Mar'.iuezaud P.enicia, nhortrniug
tho distance between Sau Francisco and
S icrarnento fiftv-five miliis.
Tho house of Samuel Wooel, late oi
New York, now residing iu Chesterfield,
Ya., was destroyod by accidental fire.
Wood's wife, au old woman, was bo
much confused and alarmed that, though
Bho earef'illy removed the cooking utcu
sils and tho things sho was cooking, she
forgot a package of &1,OCO iu the house,
aud it was consumed. Wood, who was
an cceutrio character, hearing the loss,
refused to quit his work iu a neighbor's
harvest fluid, Baying he guessed he had
bettor earn his lull day's pay.