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'Iiir?t! are iiiut:ti.i ol happy lovers
All ov r (ho Bwoot on: th to-nicht,
ft 'd I h tlmt am blistered with kie,
I'.yi h dininud it) tours of delight.
Dill where i re tho lips, warm and tender,
Tl.Ht my lipa mo yearning to kisn?
kni where are tho dnrk even whoso glaucca
Wuvld tlitid mo with trembling of blips'.'
Alan, my lie'ovt d ! why la it
l'"!o erofri'.i and bothers u thus -Hi
kind in .) ho gentle with otlieiM,
Hd harih and to cruel to us ?
Why is it that wi . of all loverx,
Mnxt long fur each other in vaiu
Must faiu for Love's bliss, and forever
Ho fod with the inptieut pain V
Are tho angels afraid that our loving
Will bring dowu their heaven to our feet,
Thut they oross their white pinions between ns,
Forbidden na ever fo meet t
To night, while wo dream (aro you dreaming )
Ob , coino to me, deart at. and Bee
no.? in idcep wo will cheat and elude them
Who aro korplng you parted from me ?
Cemo olofo and kneel down where I Blumber
In dreams none oan wrest ns apart ;
Lot tho firo aud dew of your kisses
MoU down through my lips to my heart,
Till I fwouu with the joy of your presence,
Dumb raptnre my soul overpowers,
And the curious angels discover
How tame la their heaven beside ours i'
A TALE OF THE FAIRIES.
Several old erouos were asscrableil in
draco M-Donagh's kitolicu, Jrinlaug
ber Lcitltb ouil tlint of bor new bora
daughter, who bavl justbeou il reset el,
mul was laid dowa to aleop at tbe foot of
tbo bee?. A tribe of brothers and sisters
tvt r j acked iuto the lnrgo bud in the
iDner room: but poor Graoo was as well
pleased with the tiRly, red-fneo I new-
Oimer as if she had been her only
A kind mo! lit r, excielleut wifo, aud
obliging coighbi r, draco wna very pop
ular: so the good wonieu iu the wide
chimney-ooincr drank ber health very
heartily, and wished Joseph Mcljnftgh
at the Hrtnie time joy of the child nnd of
his nrw sitnntiou, that of bailiff to Mr.
Todd, of TtuuciKUit Castle,
Tho honhe was built in an exposed
spot, on tho Kido of n hill that rom-
mandrd u view of a large portion of the
propel ty to which McDouagh bad jnt
been rnado bailill. Djwu bolow was
tho castle, nestling in gnrdeus and
plantations, aud beyond it lay the old
town of Htinorann, aud the lough, bold
tnottutaiiiR j nlo in thedibtutico bouudiug
tho horizon. It was nu bxteuHtva nnd
brnntifnl laudwapo, but the Mi l lounchs
had uo idea that the situation was pic
tnresqne; they knew that it wat cold
aud bleak, and ixpcecd to cvt ry wintry
storm tliat RWopt ticrosa Lnngh 8willy.
As Oraco slept, and her attendants
oaroiiBfd by the flreaide, a feeble little
wail was heard. Mrs. Roouey got np
and went ovor to tho foot of ihe bed
where she bud Inid the infant. What
wsb her amazement to seo.two babies
where she had planed bnt one! Two
little) pnekered fuet-s; two lilac print
frocks: two white piuaforesl There
did not appear to bo tho slightest differ
ence bctwoen them.
Mrs. R.)oney'8cry of terror and astou-
inhmerit brought all the women rvtiud
the bed, and awakened tho poor weary
mother. F.ielamntions of 'Save us!-
'Dear, but that beats nil!' mingted
with the feeble wailings of the two
'What '11 wo do, auyway? There's
something bad an' uncanny hero!' cried
Mrs. Rxmey. 'Which o' these weans is
the rieht ane?'
'(,ie them to me, an' hand me thon
big knife off the dresser,' taid the
mother. 'I'll kips them baith, and the
one my heart warms to will be my ain
child: as for the other one I'll just
settle it wi' the knife.'
'Stand baok, you women, there,' com
manded Mrs. Rooney, speaking author-
tativcly ib her charaoter of nurse. They
obeyed, sitting down again beside the
Now gie them tome,' said Grace, hold
ing ont her hands.
Mrs. Rxmey banded her one of the
infants. She kissed it, and laid it be
side ber on the pillow.
My heart warmed to it, Molly Rao
ney dear: that's my ain child. Now gie
me the wee rascal that's come to this
bouse for no good end.'
She took the eeoond babe and stretch
eel out her shaking baud for the knife,
prepared to out its throat: but at that
very instant there was a noise heard
overhead, and a small, beautifully dress
ed, aud very pretty lady came down
the wide chimney, using the chain of the
crook as a ladder. She bounded over
the fire, across the room, and stood be
side the bed.
Inoneeeoiud she had snatched the
child out of Oraoe's bands, ami ran back
to tho tire place, turning to shako it at
her, hi she cried, 'You'll rue tbe day
yon tried to hurt my child.
She sprnng upon the hob, put her tiny
dainty feet iuto the links of the chain
one after another, mounted them as a
staircase, and was out of sight like a
'Oh, my poor wean,' sobbed tho ex
hausted mother, sinking back upon ber
pillow, 'she'll bae yon yet I'
'Na, na, Grace,' said Mrs. R xuey in
soothing tones, 'she'll not get your
wean ; but it '11 tak you to watch it weel,
an' never leave it ita lane in the house
unless yon put the tongs across the
crniUe. Rut sure you l.u' plmity o'
ehilder to wiiteh it,'
Joseph McDonngh 'u spend inr the
night in a neihborV cabin, ntid Mu
women were reully afraid to venture
out of-doora to call him ; besides what
good could ho have done h.ul lie been
there? They sat on, telling quintet and
strango stories about the) wee follt, some
of which hiul been told them by their
parents, nnd others that had e-onio under
their own observation ; bnt all agreed
Hint so strnngn a circumHtauco as tliut
jiibt witnessed was a bad thing for tho
neighborhood, and especially for the
'I never affronted the 'gentry to my
knowledge,' sighed the poor mother,
'but Joe hslpcd Mr. Todd's gardener to
out down tho old hawthorn-tice on the
lawn Friday was eight days; nn' thore's
them that says it's a very bad thing to
do. I fleechod him not to ton oh if, but
the master offorod him six shillings if
he'd help wi' tho job, for the other men
rcfusod.' Kiio sighoj again and chut
That's tho way of it,' whispered tho
crones over their pipes aud poteen;
'that s just it. The gu le man had had
the ill luok to displease tho 'gentry' nu'
there'll be trouble in this house yet.'
Graco did not hear these cheerful pro
phecies, for she had dropped aaleep.
Wcoks passed nnd tho uugmy had
not been fulfilled. Little Eliza throve
apace, but ber mother never lo.st sight
of her for a momt'ut.
She lay fust asleep in her cradle near
the fire ono day, while Grace, standing
at the dresser, was occupied iu cutting
up vegetables with the large kuife. All
at once a tumult of the elements arose,
A rush of cold wind hurried np the
mountain, and whirled around tho
house. Grace was ttartled nt the sound
and dropped the knifo in terror. Tho
door burst npen,nud the hurricane, dashed
into the kitchen, overturning tho cradle,
and driving it, bottom upward across the
floor, Grace ran to lift it up and see
what had become of the baby. Tho lit
tle creature was crying, and both her
pretty, straight ankles were twisted and
her feet turned inward. It was long
before she ceased to scream.
Tho storm subsided as suddenly as it
had arisen, but the mysterious evil it
hud brought the child did not end. She
became, sickly aud very fretful, aud the
other children grow weary of nursing
her. They had been very fond of Eliza,
but they now beptu to disliko her, aud
the poor overworked mother could hard
ly ever lay her out of her arms.
Weeks, months, years weut by. Elissn
was five years old, but looked liko a
child of eighUeu months, so small nnd
shrunken was hho. She still fitted into
the cradle, and therein spent most of
the day. She had been a very sorrow
ful burden to her ruuthertdl those years,
nnd ber cross, fretful temper bad driveu
joy and contentment far from the cabin.
The healthy, rosy elder children were
sometimes so provoked with tho wailiug
sibter that they would have hurt her if
their mother had not watched them very
carefully. But though o sickly, Eliza
was much clovererthnuauy of her strong
brothers or sisters. She said extraordi
nary things, that were repeated from
house to house in the neighborhood.
Mrs. R wney, happeuiugto pay Grace
McDonagh a visit ono day, saw Mutt,
the eldest brother, givo F.lizt a wicked
pinch as he passed tho cradle ; aud whn
the nnfortnuate child's howl had a little
fcnbsided, the wiee neighbor took upon
herself to speak a word iu season.
Do you mind what happened the
night that wenn was born, Grace larliuT
Dj I miud it? Richly I mind it, Mrs,
'An' tho time ber feet was turned in?'
'Ay, it's weel I mind it.'
Wool, Graoe, if you tak my bidding,
you'll no let the ehilder offer to touch
thon wean to hurt ber ; for if yon do,
knowin' what she is, some black trouble
11 be coming to this honso.'
'Is it a wee elf, then, Mrs. Rxmey
dear, that was put in tho placd o' my ain
child, do you think?'
'Is it?" cried the neighbor scornfully;
a' you ax me sioh an iuuoceut
question, an' you working wi' thecrathnr
these five year? Sure enough it'tt an
elf, Grace McDonagh ; au if you hurt
it, yon ain child will be hart oil just as
imioh ; an' if it's kilt in this house, your
ain child '11 come to its end where it is,
and that's wi' the 'gentry' in their grand
parlors underground, as sure as I'm a
living sinner this day !' concluded she,
dropping her voice to a -mj sterious
Poor Grace was deeply impressed.
She called her healthy children aronnd
her, and threatened them with all man
ner of penalties if they ventured again
to ill treat F.liza, promising to ooruplaiu
to their father, of whoso more energetic
correction they all stood in much terror.
Rut she hud a tenderness for the wailing
child, eo bated by the rest of its little
world ; and although she believed Mrs.
Rooney, she belitvod ber most uuwil-
lingly. 'Maybe the poor orathur '11 not
be very long 'roublesome. She looks
bnt sickly ; she'll die quietly, an' you'll
get rid of the trouble that way,' said the
wine Mrs. R iouey, in comforting accents,
as cbe got up to take leave.
Graoe sighed. She took E'iza out of
the cradle and pressed her to her bosom.
Even though she were a changeling, she
i iyii!' ! urtrlo the woman's hrnrt thau
I hi r child. fFio-vinx up Miinewhere
1 or other in fa'ry-htr. 1, svd tho did not
; n ii-!i to see her die. For tho true F.lizn,
f.Joleu at a f w weeks old, was almost for
.'.'often ; while this titifoitininto elfin Eiizi
was a d.iily triul of love nnd pattcuce,aud
had In eu ho for Are year.
J.iBeph McDonnell, as Mr. Todd's
bidlilT, had often daui;croim work to do.
nt;d Graie was nurafy about lr'm if ha
.id not return ut the usual hour, lie
went out ono morning to Ferve several
tjoetmeiit proceFes upon teunnts at
some ilihtanee from Ittiucraua, saying
ho hoped to bo nt homo by four o'clock ;
but the duy waned, aud there vrnn no
nigu of him.
'What's keeping htm, anyway?' was
the question that Graco askod over and
over nf-aitt, as elm paced the little yard
on the look-out for her hunhainl, for
getting that bor offspring, herding cat
tlo iu tho field, or playing ciueless'ty in
tho guttor, could uot answer,
'Mother,' said Elizii, from her cradle,
my father's iu sair troubhi this minute,
bnt I'm away to holp him,'
She lay unusually quiet for a quarter
of nu hour, stioiutug to be iu a drowsy
'Rat bo's all right now; he'll bo haute
soon,' said she, at tho eud of that time,
openiug hor eyes and looking gravely at
Supper was rendy. The door opened,
and Joo enmo iu, oovered with mud, aud
with hi clothes torn.
'Save us, Joo I What nils you?" cried
I sowed tho notices, Oraco ilenr, au'
I was com in" awny. I w.ui all right as
fur as tho weo brig nt Roshiue,
when six o' tho Urady ttnd McL uighliu
boys met mo wi' stones in th.'ir hattds.
They peitod mo, an' they beat me, au I
thought I'd be kilt cut holy, whon all at
once I was awa frne them at tho other
end o' the brig ; an' I cauna tell you
how I got uwn, for Idinnnkuow mysol';
bnt just I was there, nu' they wero nt
the far side, shouting nu' vnrficg an'
(.baking their (-.ticks at me. It's the
quarest thing I eecu iu nil my days.
Grace related how Ftizi) had t iid her
thai her father was iu peril, and what
she said about going off to help him.'
He shook his head, nnd meditated
while he took his after supper smoke.
Ho was a quiet man, whoso voic-.i wan
not much heard in tho house ; but bin
cogitati ms took expression iu the follow
ing words, addressed to his assembled
Cliilder, if ono of yons oiloi'H to an
noy Eli.:, I'll break that one's bones,'
Tho peaceful days that now com
menced for the poor ohaugc-ling did not
hist long. Sho had been growing weaker
duriu the summer, aud when tho cold
blasts of November caaio t-ho died.
Grace wept piteonsly over tha tiny,
wasted orpse, regardless of tho reproofs
of her neighbors.
'You snldua ory that way for tho era-
thur, Oi'.itto, an' you knowiu' what she
wna,' said Mrs. Rxmey, severely,
' I dinna onre wha' sho was,' replied
Gram, giviug way to fresh tens. 'Sure
I ha' nursed her, au' fe.l her, an' wake. I
for hor all these five vear.'
U was a long time before her grief
was quit;) softonel longer still before
Eliza's history eeaed to bo a whiter'
tale at Roshiue.
Every traveler in Switzerland is fa
miliar with the tender fctar-shaped
flower of this curious plaut, whose s.i;;o
greeu blossoms aro stuck iuto tho hut
of every gnide, and nre collected with
rare ingenuity by the import unr.to
little ratreals who raco tho carriages on
the roid, or start out like rabbits from
the brushes ns tho pedestrian begins his
solitary climb. Too plaut ia himoo nu l
very partial. It is found in engradine,
seldom in the Rerceso O'.ivrlnud, and
has particular corners nnd munntatus
that it loves to sftVct. This scarcity
aud partiality gave t; the edolwei-ts a
somewhat unhealthy notoriety. The rarer
it became the more ambitious wero the
excursionists to obtain a sprig. Some
years ago every eockuey hat was adorned
with tho onrions bloom, feathered, as
its botanical name implies, like nu old
man's beard, aud it was no longer a sign
of patience endurance to wear this pretty
badge that hitherto had douctod a long
climb aud a patieut search.
There have been only ono or two very
rare and exceptional cases where tho
edelweiss was in lneetl to live and give
forth flowors in England, nnd then the
result was only obtained by a system of
nursery that w ut'd have woru ivti tho
majority of botanists. At last tho Swiss
government, determined to put down by
law the wholesale destruction of this
popular flower. It wns rapidly disap
pearing altogether from the country
when an enactment male it penal to
bake a plant up by the roots. The dig
nity anil impiirtaueo of legislation gava
a new impetus to the interest that was
attached to tho plaut, and going in
search of tho edelweiss became as attrac
tive a source of danger as auy to bo
fonuel in Switzerland. Vuaoimpauvil
by guides au 1 straying from tho beaten
traoks, more than cue tourist has risked
his life, and several have already been
killed, in the quest.
'Hie Ituei'K of South Africa.
Tin? IJoers, whom the Euglit-h have
oo.ptircd by tho annexation to flu ii
Hoiifh African colony of Transvaal, cm
hardly lie classed as desirablo subjec's,
npnrt. from flu'ir tiuwilliugness to uo
knowledge tho supremacy of Great Brit
ain. Ht-pnriit. d from tho cuter world
by hundred!) of miles of only partially
fettled country, tiny have established a
public opinion among tboniHolvcs which
iloi h not nivtord iu many things with that
of ordinary civilized communities. One
cherished belief is thai education be
yond tho most elementary kind is not
desirable, and even the wealthy farmers,
who havo tho means to employ tutors
from Holland to instruct their children,
aio careful to waru theso teachers to go
no further than rending, wrilingaud tho
simple rules iu arithmetic. Another
feature in their lives is thoir absolute
indifference to dirt. Their homes, i-vou
thoieof tho well-to-do class, nro mero
bevels, iu which tho family, often com
pORed of numerous Members, lives iu
ono or, nt most, two common rooms,
which rarely undergo a cleaning; a
somewhat singular fact, iu view of tho
Dutch descent f the 15 icrs. Their at
tAohmeut to Biblical literature is ex
ceedingly strong, nnd in almost every
household tho Bible, uud ono or two
commentaries ou it, form the entire fam
ily library. Indeed, their rtndings in
Holy Writ hnvo been fro constant that it
has strongly colored their thoughts oud
lunguiigo, oud in ordinnry conversation
their ideas tnko form in words, very
much in the way that those of the old
Jew ish patriarchs might hnvo taken.
However, tho stranger who comes upon
tho settlement of n Roer, surrounded by
his droves nnd flocks, is not likely to bo
graciously entertained. Even if a rest
ing place is given him, ho is rondo to
feel that ho is not deserving of tho con
sideration. No matter how hungry ho
maybe, his wauts aro not supplied uu
til tho timo for tho family moid arrives,
nnd then not until the luu'ehold itself
has beeu provided for. Although the
Boers live iu Biiinll tc itterod communi
ties, church regulations aro strictly ad
hered to, and onco a quarter tho inhab
itants over a wide art a of country gather
nt some central poiut to attend commu
nion service. Tlieir religious belief does
not, apparently, do much to soften thoir
dispositions, for, nccoi.iiug to the re
ports of inwstiRPting conimissions ap
pointed by tho Etigbtdi govi rninrut, tho
15 iers hhvo not uv itequ-iiHy treated tho
surronudiug nutivis with great brutality;
aud haw, in many ii stances, captured
nnd made hI-.ivor ol Kafir Ivy a and girl".
l.tttle by Little.
If you are gutiiu;; little by little every
day bo content. Are your expenses less
than your income, so that, though it be
little, you aro yet constantly accumulat
ing and p rowaig richer aud richer every
day? Bo couteut; so far as concerns
money, you nro doing well.
Aro you gaining knowledge everyday?
Taough it bo httlo by little, tho aggre
gate accumulation, wliero no day ia per
mitted to pass without adding something
to the stock, will bo surprising to your
Solomon did net become tho wisest
man in tho world in n miuute. L-.ttio
by little never omitting to lenru some
thing even for n single day always
reading, always st inlying n little between
the time of rising in tho nioruing nud
laying down at night; this is the way to
accnmulate a full storehouse of knowl
edge. Finally, nro yon daily improving
in character? Bo not discouraged be
Oiiuso it is little by little. The best meu
nil for short of what they themselves
would wish to bo. It is something, it is
much, if you keep good resolutions bet
tor to day than you did yesterday, bet
ter this week thau you did last, better
this vear than you did last year. Strive
to bo perfect, but do uot become down
hearted so loug as yon nre approaching
nearer and nearer to the high standard
at which yon a;m.
Little by little, fortunes are accumu
lated, littlo by little, knowledge is guiu
ed; little by bttle, charActer and reput
tiou aro achieved.
What a Sittirle Bean can I'roiliice.
Tho history ot a single b:in,iuvidcnt-
r.l!y plauti d iu n garden at S.mthbridge,
Mass., is traced by a newspaper corres
pondent, who figured its produce for
three years. The bean was plautcd in
a rich, loamy soil, nn I when gathered
in the autnmn its yield, as conuted, was
1,515 perfectly developed beaus f rom a
single sttilk. Now, if a single beau pro
duces 1,515 beaus, nnd each beau pro
duces 1,515 more, the sum total of the
second year's product would be 2,2C!tl,
225, equal to 1,195 pounds, 597 qtiatts,
or 2,3'.K) army rations, equal to lsj
bnshels. This would be the product of
tho scooud year. Now, if we plaut this
product and tho yield is the same, we
have a product of 5.26S,15S,800,r.25
beans, equal to l,:tTI,H'.ltt, tons, or 42
871,572 bushels, or 518,750,0t'8 soldier's
ra'.ions. The third planting would givo
the steamship Great Eastern 92 full
Tho Shrewsbmy (Eng Chronicle iu
announcing the a!es ot' fheep which
were shortly to tko place iu that shire,
alludes to tho ram 'Sterling' of Mr, (Ira
ham, of the Shropshire breed, tho sire
of tiro most snccesnful royal prize takers,
for which ten thonsBii.lguioeas has beeu
repeatedly offered. This beats the cele
brated Now York tf40,tH0 cow.
j 'I lie Boynl I'limllv of Biinmili.
1' f.iinmtiou Lnh reached us from
Kinniiili in gm-.ti r detail than wo Lave
pteviniifly received of tho numerous
; family .f tho httc l.iiig. The guy old
monarch l :.d curing his lifetime 53 ro
eocuized wives, by whrnn ho hud IH sons
ttnd 112 daughters, -r n tiico 1 tile family
of 1 10 children, of whom 5!) mrvived
him. Of Iho 5:1 wives, 12 died In" fore
tho Lint, uud of tho remaii'der (no w.ro
imprif-oned by him ou account of their
imppoi eel complicity in plots by thoir
children, tho Meng-Gwan nnd Katha
princes ; and two wero expelled for
adultery. Deducting thoso who died
and thetie 1, tbo king hsl, at tbo timo
of his denth, 37 recognized wivis. Of
these '17 ladies one only was massacred
by King Thcebaw. S'.e appears to
havo boeti partiutilarly obnoxious to him
ou nc.ictiut of her being tho mother of
Mekhnrn prit.ee, a powerful rival of
Thcebaw. No fewer than 14 of this
lady's children nud gvaudchildicu wi-ie
tit.n-Rucreed with h r ; ono of her grand
sons had tied to Rangoon. Thirteen of
tho Into l.iug's wives quitted tho palace
either during his illuess or just lifter his
death. The rr2:iii.ing 2d wives tiro still
in tho palace, nnd of flint ruttibi r 7
only nro free or belii ve.l to bo so, Tire
other lii are in confinement, more or less
tifrict. Si veil arc known to be in what
may bo culled tho rigorous imprison
ment ; some of them nre in double irons,
half-starved nnd uot permitted t-i hiut
tiny attendants. Out of tho IS sons
born to tho king, 21 died before him,
leaving 21 alivo at the time of his death.
Of tin f c 21, 11 aro known to have been
uiiif-.sucred by Thetbaw. Four are now
alivo iu India, leaving tidy ti, iuclndiug
the present lung, alivo iu iMuiiilelay. ()
these 0, only 1 besides tho king it
grown up. This one is the Kya-beiit;
prince, who is a lunatic; Mid it is nut
certain that even ho has been left alive.
The other 1 aro Inns frof. 10 to 2 yiait
of age. Out of f2 daughters of the
Into k:ng Ho nirvivi'd lorn. Four o!
these, till married to princes, wco with
their families killed b 'Ihcehaw, m Feb
runty i-ud March la-.t ; of tho remain
der, 21 nro now iu coutineruerit iu tht
palace, 9 of them being in close im
prisoanaont. Life in w Orleans 1'ifty Years Auro.
Bewitching bruueth'S, wit h eyes tha'
ravished even tlo- urehorito, lo.l tin
brave Creole buys through the mazy
li.ty n lis if I' ve and j alcisy lo tb
tuei ry lull' ie ol tht- e -chtien and wait?.
Oa ball liici.t:' Oih-ims Ftiee wi? nbht":i
wit'; the liitht fr.nn (he epcra wiu.!'
stid by twelve o'eb e't the lloor v,us
crowded with dancers. Above tho vio
lin ar..! bassoon omhl be heard the di I
icate footfalls as tit y slippers trippec
merrily through, the intricacies ol sehot
tischo, and all, to nn i lit: idor, appearc'
ns happy ns at a wedding. Presently
a young man, who had rteoived some
ultght nflrout, wonld have his rmtnet
nnd slip over to a friend. A b'w tv- :.
ntes' conversation wot Id fol'.ov, au.i t! i
friend wo'tld start i ft to beai n elniHeii.
to the indo dispi lh r of the gaye'y tie r.-,
FrefeuMy a pronp o' live- or sx vein.;'
gii.tlem'-u would quietly v.itUilruw from
the ballroom nud go cr i. ward S.
Authory's square, a PHo tut of gronmi
jnt In hiul tho cathedrul, now inclose 1.
Tho on'y Wi spons til band w.ro sword
cants, tsi:d the nvoitiK- examined tht
blades to :,ee if they were of the s;itn.
length. Tho city lamps in tho-o d-iy
wi '0 snpniiiod over the middle of !h
streets. A htt'ico upright pi.i-t Iron
which, ran out a proj o'turj support ot
the lump, was at f it h cuner, nud the
lights were lowered and raised by n ro: t
coiled up in a little b.ix attached to the
pot-t. 1? was ii g.',llows.!ook;u? a ft a r.
bnt it lu lu its own iigaii sr newer inven
tions even down to lN.S iu the icwer
poiticnof tho ci'y. This w.'s all tlt
liirt that illuminated tluse battle tleid
when the courage i f otr early kurgbts
was exhibited. One i-r tvo i nses iv.j
somi-bo.lv was wounded and eerie:;
1 home, nud tho rent ot the party returt e.!
I te) the pleasure of tho ball. It seems ;ts
1 credible, looking back now to Ihivf -.hy,
' io think how few of tin- e tiiTc.it s ! ruv
! listed fatally. Tho'it'o'.vl ''ere piomj t
! to stop the righting a tho tits' b'ood,
j but even this would h -roly prevent so
I vere strokes were the young peoM.'meo
I of those roll eiieg years not ex pert.
with the foil. One tiling was pr veiti d
by this appeal to the code, an I that 's
ft root broils and promiscuous i'ootit)-T,
whereby the lives of intiiK'ent speetat ns
wero place. 1 iu jeopardy, ln.-nlts were
qtvoly atoned tin. I the quarrel ended.
The Wicked Beaeou.
In a flourishing jotiii c et;y of Michi
gan lives a worthy ma i who has had the
luisfotttt e lo be u widoir-'r tlove times.
aud is now bviug with bis fourth w fo,
who has two beys by a former rsarriago.
These have beeu taught to call the step
father 'pa.' Wiileen'ertauitig company
at ten a few evenings Mnc, kii aggravat
ed oaso of ilivoroo becani'i the top;e if
conversation. A I v.ly i xpresfe I bev-elf
emphst;caily nga'ust d vorces, iptoto g
several passages of rcripture, aud con
cluding with this : 'And St. Paul says
ho that putteth away his wife commits u
At this, tho oldest boy, having duly
flllfsl his stomach, suvhit t.ly took in the
whole s.rbject by saying, W!.y, pa has
put away threp or fonrcn Vtn, uud hi'
a dt aeii, too
IT K.MS OF fiK.NKHAL IM KRLST.
Tbo rie3 crop of S. uth Cirolins for
tho year is estimated at 11,000 tierces
ai d that of Georgia nt ac.OiiO.
A Swiss colony of sevou hundred peo
ple now iu Tennessee devofo their timo
Victor Hugo is a broad-shoitldorod
man. 1 1 o has a full heard, almowt white,
and ho does not appear ethereal.
Au Hgrt-tinn.it relativo to ponUffice
money orders bus just been concluded at
Berlin b:t ween Oertnatry and tho United
Tho long-standing order of tho post
f.flloo department which rcquiroil that,
all postal car ls having noy portion of
tho messogo wri'leu ou their fane should
bo trusted its u-jmnihiblo, has been re
sciuiieil, 'XNpt in cases where it makes
tho itddn ss illegible.
The Merct-r counfy, Pa., court, in a
rase iu wh'Vt o person ou tho lVnusyl
vatiia r:nlro i I "-no 1 tho company for put
ting him off ii train bre.i!io ho bad re-fti'-e.
1 to pay tin add'tiou rl faro whioh
wis dem-iiide.l, because lm had lift ono
train nud taken another, the plaintiff
was lion -suited on tho ground that ho
had violated (ho contract prinlod "it the
Tim liability of n common carrier has
just been defined by the K-uln ky court,
of appeals ns follows: 'Tho consignor is
uot. bmud to nee pt or agree to the tt rms
of th speciol contract iu restriction oi
tho earner's liability, but it) such cases
it is his duty to refuso to sceopt tho
wrtttu im-ti'umo'.it hraitiiigsunli liability
by returning it t ) the carrier, lifter ho
lias had timo t ic evrfniu the contents,
with noticoof non-acceptance.'
l'r'tico do Bourbon, sou of tho Count
d'Aqnila, uncle of tho ex-King Frnnois
II. of Naples, an-1 grnnu'sou of Dora
IWrr. I., CMpcror of lirazil, comes to
claim tho hand ot Miss Ayer, daughter
of the la! "proprietor of Aver's pills, who
has a fortune of 85,00! ',00't, nnd is thus
the richest hoir-B iu tho I'uiteel States.
Sue is snid to be a low'y young girl of
twet ty, uud tho great nud noblo count
A novel phase of tho labor qii 'H.tion
has just been developed in tho South
Carolina co't m fields. Too colcrexl
people in ono section held nn excited
meeting, taU ti ling through Saturday
uight .-m.i Sunday, and ndopted resolu
lions binding ihemselves, their wivon
and children, not to pick oottou for loss
i'ot'11 lMfy cnts jer ono liuudto l pounds,
under ptlndty of a whipping, a mom ber
f the organization to apply tho lush.
A featuteof Au'riaa p.-iso-r discipline
is tlie pr ietii-o of .(impelling tho convict
io reflect rtpou his ofleuse. Itisiu tho
It H'l ttio'i oi I'm j'jdgo, (u pi ssing son
teuce of impi -somnent, to prescribe ulao
I'ompulsoty fast ins; at stated hit errata
evi ry year, and to direct, iu nddition to
ihstoMion from food, i period of solitary
eotili'iem.'Ut on each aiiiiivcfnvy of tho
riuie. '.'.'tie fs'-.tiug nud solitary contlne
ntont are behoved by (b-vmieo jurists to
have ft v thiaW" reformatory influence.
A candlestick has beeii constructed of
.lovcchiin, a:nl so arranged with tipplied
pl.o.-qi .'ot tis that r Rivos sulllci-'ut light,
t iieu.l in iio darkness of a cellar tho
label t n n in k, where spirits or other
tail ;ut :iab!i liq-.rds are stored. By this
me 'it the rxplosit us icjurriaf from tho
ltioutiiiiiiis use of nu unprotected light
ire ibvia'e,!. Further iinp-ovc!iieuts
mar wake this light a substitute for Sir
'Inn phrea Pivj's lamp for t!r. nso of
One of tho most lemarkabl.) incident
of true tenaei'y was verified iu a red fox
eha'o in J ilnistoa cotittfy, Ga, Tho
cbttso lasle 1 iur eight hours, and every
do. was ont'rolv exOiuiste I but ono nud
ho held out uu'd both lie aud tho fox
wero run do en, wiron thiv potitivoly
laid dowu c'o-io to orcb other, and every
tirao the fox w-'it'd W'tve or et tempt fi
iret up the il , w mid m 'vo tow ird it,
(nt coti'd not quite Ret hold of R yusrd,
who, 1 y ti!.1 tiiasistancc of the hunters,
The inina'.'cr ot t!io H ireugten and
Latnoil'ortiilro.T.l, iu Venuout, has iunso
an iugeuiot'.s nicihod of convoying cord
wood a distance of two mt'es uiul landtug
it ou the cur-. Ilo b's erected a smr.ll
tbiine from a point nenr t'.ie timber load
nf to the station. A stream if water
from n brook is turned into the flume)
aud tbo wood floats down very rapidly,
and nt the terminus is shot on to the cars
while th'.'wn'i-r falling short flows away
into the r'ver. Thir ty cords of wood nro
plsco.l on the cars iu this manner every
Wonders of Nature.
If a pail of wator hi place 1 within sir
inches of eit't si lo of tho stem of a
pumpkin or vcabl nvirrow, it will in
the course of a nijilit approach it, mid
will lie foun I in thn moruing with ono
f the leave ou ho wter.
If a prop lio place 1 within six inches
of arf'.rng c ntvolv ibis, or soirlot run
ner, it will tl'il it, a'thougU tho prop
msy be shi''t-?l da ly. If after it has
tw;'ivl so'uo .l'r.tm-"o np tho proji, it be
unwonud nud t'vine.l iu fho opposite
ilirectton, it will rtnrn to da oiiginsl
position, or die iu tho attempt; yet,
notwithstanding, if two f tho plants
crow near to e.ich it(ter, and huvo no
stake around whi -h the can entwine,
oueofth. m w;ll alter the direction of
tho spiral, and they will twine arorn 1