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Dead in Hie morgue the ro, nobody claiming hr,
Nobody atching beside the young head,
Nobody musing her, nobody naming her,
Nobody mourning because she is dead.
Out in the night-wind the ftroet lamps flare
Autumn leaves cut of their brauohes aro
Vonder, with dead cyelidii foldr d down dreirilr,
Poor human leaf drifted out of the world !
Nobody mourning her, no one so dariog,
Poor fragile wreik on life's dwolate shore,
Duly a Christ daros to share such despairing,
Mnrmur forgiveness, and, 'Oi, sin no more.'
Youthful and fair once, and white fouled and
Tore as the pnreat that ever drew breath,
Fresh as a 11 wer in ita bud and beginning,
Love, with a kiss, stnng Its beauty to death.
Poor wretched heart with no arms to enfold
Cheated and wronged of its teoderest needs,
Like some frail vlue, with no good thing to
Turning at last to entwine about weed.
Out on life's stage to Cud all the crowd hissing
Sbuddcring and slnving to bide her pcor
Reaching fur aims that forever were missing
Fainting and fulling to shame and disgrace!
But in the morgue there is no more to worry
Charity, love nor uprightness draw near,
Too cleanly Purity e'eu to help bury hi r,
irtuo too holy to give ber a tear.
Hark! comes a sound from the ranks uure-
Murmur of Yoiceg a woman's kind tone-
Buying, lis bhanieful to leave her neglected,
Friendless, forsaken and dead horo alone.'
'Come ye btire, women! Our fingers shall spiu
Shroud white as any for vaint in the land;
Wo are all siumrr' and sbo nag a sinner -
Lt-t her receive Chris tinti rites at our hau Is.
I'oor murdered creature! our hearts know the
Lovo turned a liar can give with a surer;
All of us know just what cruel forsaking
Shattered this girl's life and hurried her
( Mu her tenderly- .-bioud her al! whii ly
Twine ye the roses in crocs and iu crown,
Dace her tired feet and bands decently, right
So did theie women there -thoy 'of the
They lo that bhrino in the morgue brought the
Wept thoy for her vrho-n uobody would own
As fell the words of Chimt Jesus, the Ttacbcr,
Who without eii.V let him cast the firxt
8o did they bury l.er --they the unholy,
po did tbey givn hor their pity and caro.
Ho they wept for ber- the lost arid the lowly
Won the deed no recognition up Then?
Aye! on tho page which the angel was smiting
With sins of tho lost, a great glory awept
Betting against them in luminous writing
This deed of the wrnien therc - they 'of the
town.' ril AVt'NE.
HIS FIVE MOTHERS-IN-LAW.
A I1EAL rill'E STORY.
Mop.t bnebanils and wives, if we may
credit all they say, find it diffimlt to
live in the same house with a mother-in-law,
but 'Old Sol B (as he was
commonly called), of Bobtou, dwelt in
peace and comfort for several years with
Ave ludits bearing that relation to
When I first knew that old gentleman
he appeared to be about fifty, but was
in reality abont sixty-eight, and had a
chnrming wife who was then twenty-six,
and two lovely children, a boy and a
girl, one seven, the other five. Ilis
children by his first wife were all mar
ried, and some of his grandchildren
were also married, and themselves had
children older than Mr. B 's two
On the first day of my visit at his
pleasant home not many miles from Bos
ton, as I took my plaoe ac the dinner
table with Mrs. B , I was surprised
to see five old kdies come into the room
together, and to be introduced to each
of them as follows: 'My own mother,
Mrs, B , senior; my next mother,
Mrs. Henry; my third mother, Mrs.
Jamee; my fourth mother, Mrs, William;
my fifth mother, Mrs, John.'
Mrs. B , senior,' who seemed the
youngest of the old ladies, langued aloud
at my look of consternation . melo.li
oas langb for one of her years and
every on o smiled but Mr, B , Mho
invoked the blessing with his iibubI air
and led the table talk on different topics.
That evening in tho parlor, young Mrs
B gave ns some mrtsio, and the old
ladies retired early one after another,
the 'own mother' going last, when she
was tenderly assisted up stairs by her
sou. On his return Mr. B said to
me, with a smile uf amusement:
'I see that you are, as the ladies say,
'dying to know' what all this means. I
purposely did not tell you that I have
five mothers in-law, because I always
like to see the effect produced by my
household on other people. You, for
instanoo, live fo differently, all alone;
how do we appear to you?'
'Harmonious and happy ; but I bavA
seen von together only a very abort
time. What is jour every day expo
'Much the same, especially pinoe my
dear wife came into our household.
bad all the old ladies when she arrived.'
'But here did you get them all; they
can not all belong to yon?'
'Yes. every one of them. I have four
mothors in-law, and aa my own mother
is my wife's motln-i kw, f coorso that
makes five mothers-in U in our houne.
Now, as my wife is j -ist going to her Isf
tie ones nursery, I will tell you about
my old ladies.
'When I married rr,y fire-t wife, her
mother, who was a widow, cams to livo
with us, Hui whf a g.o.l croatuw, auil
had seen pretty hard tioies, havit: sup
ported liPifeU by vcfvA Uti'l iiis a."l
sewirg fur eevernl yearn, an 1 she fie. -uid
to greatly eujoy my coafoitible home
I was always a thriviag uii.uof business.
So on day I said to her, 'Now, mother,
there is no reason why you (shouldn't
make your home with us always while
you live; you can bring your owu furni
ture, if yoa ohooso, or you need nut; the
room you now occupy shall be yonrown
always, and beside what my wife may do
I will give you fifty dollars a year for
your clothes (that was an ample sum for
a woman to have all to herself in those
times). You oan teach if you wish to,
or do at ything eloo to earn money if ""u
wish to; you will always be weleomo to
onr table uud parlor, or, if you prefer,
you can cook for yourself in your own
room. Ouly one thing I will exaol iu
return yon must never make any mis
chief nor quarrel with anybody in my
house about anything. And if some
times ycu are dicpleased you must go to
your room uud pout it out alone, and
only join ub again when you feel pleas
ant. For I won't be worried, and least
of all will I have my wifo worried by
anybody. Now, mother, whut do you
She only said, 'You are a good man,
Solomon B , aud the Almighty will
reward yon, aud I thank you from ray
heart, I will do my part.'
S) I never bod any trouble with her.
We all lived together twenty years, and
then my wifo hud an atta?k of pneumo
nia and died and soon after that my
own mother was loft n widow and cuuie
to live with ine. My mother is only
sixteen years older tbau I am, aud being
so lively and 6ni't she teemed quite
like a younger sinter to mother Henty,
and they got on easily together. But
after awhile, when the children wero ell
about grown, I got so lonesome that I
coaxed a real nice, Kensible lady of Phil
adelphia, not huuiinouio, but just hh
good ns gold, to marry me; I toll her all
about my old ladies, aud found she had
two mothers living with her, her owu
mother und her hutduud's mother. They
had neither of them any property, but
bIw owued a house aud took boarders in
it to Biipport them all.
Well, I made the ramo proposition to
brr old ladits that I had nmde to my
mother-in-law, and they both agreed.
Then I went homo and built an addition
to my house, aud mon brought my sec
ond wife aud her mothers there. Wo
had some occasional pouting at flrt, lo'.
1 ulways held two points without yield
ing I was the master in my own house,
and would never let unybody worry my
wife. Si, pretty soon, my foiir-in hau.l
learned to travel smoothly together.
Ah, met I looked forward to a happy
old age with that dear wifo, but in two
years she was killed by a railway acci
dent, I was with her ou the train, aud
was badly hurt, lying for weeks iu a
state of unconsciousness. When I re
covered, my dear wife's grave was green,
I felt so bad, aud my health was so poor,
that I did not care for a woman again
until nil mj children were married aud
was left alone with my four old
'Then 1 met a pretty little romautio
widow, who was 'so sorry' for met .She
wrote poetry aud painted pictures, und
was dying all tho while of consumptiou
that soourge of our city; aud I thought
as she had a struggle to take care of
herself and her husband's mother, 1
would smooth her passage to the grave.
'So I married her and her mother I
mean well, yon know what I mean. I
treated her mother-in-law just as I did
the other old ladies, and that wifo livo.l
seven years after all. I made her so
happy that she adored me, and wo bad
the sweetest baby you ever saw! Oil,
what a lovoly creature that child wa.
a little angell S'.ie lived only three years,
and then faded away. But I lmvo several
beautiful pictures of hor, paiuted by her
'And did you hitvd no trouble with
that mother-iu -law?'
Not while her daughter-in-law lived;
she was always taking care of her nick
ehi; and grandchild. But wheu Emma
was gone and all seemed quiet agaiu,
the old lady wanted to marry me.'
What! Emma's mother-in-law?
'Yes, She was a handsome woman
still, and she know it; about my age, and
no relation whatever; so she set ber cap
'And that made a ommotion in tho
Well, yes. Yes, it tiu. 1 never
knew my mothei to get into a real rage
till then. She was mad! She told me
to go right off and get a young wife the
younger the better! Then I got madl
I storm! away at all my old ladies to
gether; threatened to break up house
keeping and turn them out upon the
world, away from the pleasant borne
which they had enjoyed so long that thoy
really believed to be theirs,
'Finally, I declared I wonl dhavethem
in it, to tight like Kilkenny ctt, while
1 ,.1.1 li.o at a t.ntul in Oi. nils And
1 1 kept my word. I lived at one hotel
a;t'r tiii:i::.er, bit! a!-.Viij went, homo on
Satiiriluy nights t g t.oclnirtdi the next
morning s usual, and take my old ladies
for a drivo in the aftf rr.oou us usual, so
that tho ue glib'.u s sh on! 1 n'.d be gossip
ing about us.
How fr) thf v wi-r.-- to mo then!
They livDi ir.N'lhtr l;k- it nest of U t-tr-if.
15 it my mo'h. r iv-vsto ! mo Unit
p-.-iv.' would not la.-t 1 r; if 1 lived a
horao without a r?i'e;
pretty Wtl'r o;o'hfi"
I in t u ;
had li-'t a
rela'ivo iu tha world, 1 tc-'d hrr.il! about
my affair?, au l the sweet creature, with
tears of pity iu her eyes, c 'ntented to
morry mo and be good to my old la
dies. And she has ke it her word, both
in letter and spirit, and I am thankful
that life has given mo so many bless
Just then, young Mrs, B return
ed, aud though I observed through tho
evening that her manner toward her
husband was more that of a beloved and
living d iughtur tbau of a wife, yet she
appearel more str.uely happy lhan any
woman I romem'oer to have seen.
This story is from life, excepting that
I have changed all the nanu s. SolB
has been dead some yours; tho will he
left w3 as just and manly as bis other
nets. Xni York Mall.
America's Egyptian Obelisk.
Gen. Luring, lately of the Egyptian
army, uoHcriues tho obelisk wnieuLiieut,
Oorriuge is preparing to move to New
York as much better preserved thnu the
one tukea to London. The hitter was
buried :n the Fiiud for a hundred years
biforo its removal. The New York
trophy is one of the oldest, obelisks in
theworll, aud was obstructed during
the splendid era of art of tho twelfth
dynasty, a thousand years before Joseph.
Tne hieroglyphics upon it are very
distiiift. It is the odor of a brown-stone
front. It came from the famous quarry
six hundred miles above C.iiro, uud is
about suventy feet high. The granite
wheu fresh from tho quirry sparkles
like jewels. There was great surprise
among the Egyptians when it btr ime
know that the khediro had given it
away, r.s it was the only object of great
historical intetest left at Ci'.iro, and the
first obje'. seeu ou approaching the city
from the soa, Wheu England was
removing her obelisk there was general
rejole'i'g in Egypt wheu it wm reported
as lot at sea, and thoro must ho great
hosiility to the removal of the kt of
the obelieks. Geu. I. iring sajo that the
former khedivJ was very surprii-ed
wheu Euglaud paid the Alabama claims,
aud w.is thereby persuaded that uo
otiier nation in the worl.l held Eugland
si fearlessly responsible for her nets as
the Uiiited Sfatt p. From this be imagin
ed that American friendship might avail
him somuwhiit, and ho made 1 er a pres
ent of tho obelisk. Tun grandest of nil
obelisks is Htill stored iu tho temple of
Knrur.k. It is ft hnudred foot high, aud
is the most beautifully cut aud engraven
of all known obelisks. The one now in
Fan 3 was taken from this temple, and
is the second in height, but tho Xuw
York obelisk is a thousand ycirs older
than either of the others. The most
interesting one historic I ly is still at
Heliopolis, and is the ouly object left of
the splendid city ot Oo. It was cut 3061
H. (!., aud preserves all the stylo and
grandeur of the finest sculpture of that
brilliant epoch of Egyptian art. It
stood in front of the temple of tho Situ,
of whie'i Joseph's father was tho priest,
where Moses learned his Ejyptiau wis
dom, and where Pluto, Sol-u and Pytua
gonu learned their philosophy.
The Khedive's "MagiiilUent" Present.
A New York letter writer, pptakiug of
the jewels presented to (Jen. Sherman's
daughter by the ex khediV.: of Epypt
some years ago, says: Tlieso "muguiti
cent diumouds," us many papers denom
inate them, seem to uavo boon a snare
aud delusion from beginning to end
First, when they arrived, they were said
to bo worth S25O.00O, of fabulous beauty,
and sot with wonderful skill. At this
valuation the duties w mld hav J been
something enormous, uud it oonld not
bav.i been won.lerol, thereforo, that the
general was doteruiiued on a strict ex
amination. It was held, aud it has h-eu
rumored that the Shermans have since
regretted their demau-1, for the exami
nation by experts re v.:aled that tho set
was worth 815,000 only, lustra J of 8250,
000. One of the experts who bandied
them told mo n short time ago that out
of the list) btonos nsed, ever '200 were
mere 'chips,' worth on tho average
twenty-five oeuts each ; they ranged from
that up to ten dollars, and a few used as
centers at eighty dollars. Tho mount
ing is very fine, but take the gift all in
ali, it was not so Orientally spkudid as
pictured. The duties amounted to $3,
900, and that Qen, Sherman refused to
pay. For a year they remained in the
keeping of the customhouse, when, after
much trouble, a bill was pushed through
Congress permitting them to be claimed
dnty free. Thoy were worn a few times,
and now are sealed up in tbe United
States treasurer's office.
The reading room of the British mu
seum contains three miles of bookcases
eight feet, high. The dome whence the
electric light irradiates tha vast room is
next to that of the Pantheon at R ime,
tbe largest extant.
The Morriltoo, Ark., Ufa'., relates this;
After the war ended, whero onoo wis a
beuut.ful wood lot was now an unsight
ly waste, through whioh now meandered
a small creek, and when the spring came
the blue grass grew as luxuriantly upon
it us ever. It was about a mile from
town, aud Msjor Billy was in the habit
of rid rg out of in evening to graze his
h;ir(io. Ouo evening, to his surprise.
,n Kim fifteen oi twentv Iarre vellow
suckers lj iug on a saudbar iu the creek.
He rode back home, got a minnow-net
and soon landed them.
Banning after the fish had heated him
considerably, as the weather was warm;
be pulled oil his coat, unbuttoned bis
collar, aud, wrapping the baiter around
his right hand, lay down on the bide of
a bush to oool off. While lying on bis
bock and looking up at the clouds pass
iijg slowly over him, his thoughts re
verted to tho time when the Federals
evacuated Tennessee, and the box of
cartridges he fished up out of the creek,
and how he anil his son William, after
tukin? off the balls, put tbe powder in a
large iron pot aud set it by the fire to
dry the lire popped, a coal described a
segment of a circle and dropped in the
powder. 'F.ill back, William, fall back!'
says the major, Willium had 'done
fell' out of the door.
Wbilo ruminating ou such pleasant
reminiscences, the mi'jor fell asleep.
lie can tell tho balance. He said : 'My
friend, God bless you, something crawl
ing over my face waked me. I thought
at tlrid it was the halter, but there was
r cold, slick feeling about the thing that
mauo my flesh crawl. I opened my eyes;
there was a large water moccasin, his
htal raised about six iuches above mv
a ;se, one glittering eye looking straight
into mine, his tougun playing in and
out of his mouth liko Kheet lightning
during a hurricane,
'My friend, God bless you, I exptct I
hollered, for the snake duckod his head,
and seeing my shirt collar open, aud
thinking it a safe hidiug place, glided
down into my bjsom. Stranger, I have
hud the cholera, the smallpox, been
blown up with gunpowder, Hhot by the
Yankees, but that was tho worst scrape
1 1 vi.r got itito. That snake was squirm
ing about tho pit of my stomach, his
head on one side, his t iil ou the other,
just a tickling me on the short ribs.
Ilow I got out of th;d shirt I don't know.
Tbe first thing I recollect was seeing
that snake's tail disappear under a piln
of brush in tho creek.'
M"jor, was you scare.!?'
Well, tdightly, fetrauger, (iod blesr
you, slightly. Yes, sir, elightly.'
l urted Russia.
A dispatch from Berlin to the Tnnrn
sajs: Diphtherio, which for Feveral
years hasmade ravages in Russia, seems
now to be gaining more and more
ground. The disease, says the Xovot
Vrenoa, has attained such frightful
proportions in pome regions that the
percentage of mortality fur exceeds that
of the births. In tbe small district of
Mirgorod, where the epidemic has been
raging since 1S75 until now, 111 per
sons succumbed to tho disease in lbTti,
and iu 1877 uo fower than 1 !)08 persons
died. Iu Odessa, since May last, diph
theria sna'ehed away seventy-five per
cent, of the children, and iu Stavropol,
in tho course of four months, one half
of the infant population fell victims to
the disease. Iu Kishcnefi aud in tbe
vicinity of Kieff and Poltava the epi
demic has been laging for the last two
ytars without interruption. In the
village of Kaploonolka, in the govern
ment of Kbarkoff, fifty children died
in the course of two weeks. In the
hamlet of Nakomobka more than '200
infants have been carried away by the
disease sit oi Jauuury lat-t, in addition
to a large number of adults. In the
village of Tumorofka not one child has
escaped the epidemic. The Mariopol
district showed an avtiage daily death
roll of ten. The Xovoc Vrcmya adds
a long list of places where diphtheria
is raging iu the same frightful degree,
and even more. More than eleven vast
districts are afflicted with the disease.
The mortality, both of the youthful and
adult population, is so enormous that
the government has appointed a special
commission under M. Karel, physician
iu ordinary to tho empercr, to inquire
into tho causes of the epidemic, and has
issued strict injnuotious to the local au
thorities about the measures to be adopt
ed for the arrest and t xtiuction of the
They linger by the brookside uo lon
ger. No longer by the sunset's ruddy
glow do they, hand in band, stray down
the leafy path c intemplatiug the beau
ties of nature and the loveliness of each
other. By the gaslight's feeble flioker,
with tbe genial warmth of the parlor
register all pervading, they sit aud sigh
the hours away. 'Tislove. Tis lovely.
'Tis lovelier far than it will ho when in
future years the cold chill of indiffer
ence takes possession of their hearts,
and they have a first class 'jaw' every
morning as to who shall be first to step
a foot upon the frigid oilcloth.
Two children of C.ilnmbns Dial were
killed and another dangerously sicken
ed, near Goldsboro, Va,, by eating
How President Jackson's Nose Mas
The recent death of Mrs. Eaton, in
Washington, recalls an incident of 'Old
Hickory's' career which hud passed out
of the minds of most people. We refer
to the evasion on which the President's
nose wi'.s pulled l-y a naval lieutenant.
Robcit Bevcr'y 1! mdolpb, the aggres
sor, was a member of the famous family
of the same name residing in Virginia,
and haJ been promoted aud honored by
the ex ii'itry and his native state for gal
lantry. He was connected with the same
ship as Purser Timberluke, Mrs. Eaton's
first husband, who committed suicide at
sea, ami was directed to take charge of
his books and ffice, which he did dur
ing the cruise. Ou squaring the ac
counts wheu he arrived at the navy
yard, an embezzlement was discovered,
aud as there was nothing to show
whether it occurred during Timberlake's
aJministrutiou or Randolph's, the latter
was courtmartiuled. Meanwhile Mrs.
Timberluke had married G?o. Eaton,
one of Jackson's warmest friends; and
as the la lies of the capital attempted to
obtracise ber, the gallant old man val
iently took up tho cudgels in her be
half aud insisted on her recognition.
According to the rule of the navy de
partment the snm embezzled had to be
male good. Ho if it was found Timber
hike was the gttil'y party, the large sum
would have to come out of the estate
held by his former widow, now Mrs.
Eaton, of whom Jackson was an ardent
admirer. Thus it was that Randolph's
friends claimed the Prerident influenced
the courtttnrtial to find him answer
able, which it did in a remarkable ver
dict, declaring that wbilo there was
nothing iu the ciso to affect the integ
rity of R indolph, Le was liable for the
sum. R iudolph refused to pay, where
upou Jacksfu instantly dismissed hiru the
service. Shortly afterward the Presi
dent stopped at Alexandria, Va., on a
steamer while on his way to lay a corner
stone to a monument to Washirjgton's
mother, uud he held a levee in the cabin
to receive the citizens, when Randolph
msdo his way to him and pulled his
nose, which is described by a spectator;
There are now living in Alexandria
two persons, the only Alexaudriaus who
were eye-witnesses of the assault, ex
May Hugh Eithani and Alderman
H u.iti'. l Junney. Mr. J.tnney, now one
o! the oldest cit'. us of the town, was
thru engage 1 iu business on the river
front. Seeis g the crowd, :ud heariiif..
that (J n. Ja. kson was ou tho wharf, he
went on board to get a sight of the hero
of Nfw Orleans, aud pushed forward
into the cabin, where (Hie writer fol
lows bis narration) he saw Gen. Jackson
sitting beside the diniu-tublo, which
was almost as wide as the saloon, leaving
but a narrow spa 'e betwi eu the wall and
the table. Into this narrow spaoe Mr.
Januey crowded himfelf, aud was com
tig up toward the President wheu a
bustling behind him attracted his atten
tion, and on turuiLghe haw R indolph
advancing iu ha-te into the same nar
row way. Instinctively he gave place,
and Randolph pased him. He heird
Jackson say, 'Never mind your gloves,'
and Randolph's angry response, and
saw Riudolph seir.e tho President by
tiio nose uud force him back. R iudolph
continued his grip on the President's
nose for fifteen or twenty seconds. The
President cried, 'Oh I oh!' his mouth
being open and his cry having the nasal
twang imparted to it by Randolph's
tight grip upon his t;ose. When 15 in
dolph released his grasp tho President
fell backward, partly on the table. Mr.
Januey, as Randolph sidled out, umsd
r.ssaults from several persons, pave way
1'or him, aud he hurried out the saloon
door. By this time the President had
risen and come forward t the open
spare iu the rear of the table. 'Who is
that man?' he asked, his voice elevated
to a high ililch. Sme ouo replied 'It
is R indolph, tho lieutenant you have
just discharged from the navy.
Just at this point an inn-keeper, Wm.
Thomas, broke into the crowd, scarcely
able to speak for iiuligiml ion. General,'
uo bhrted out, 'if yon will promise to
reprieve roe upon tbe gallons, I will
follow hira mid kill him.' The President
answered with some show of calmness,
'No, sir; don't touch a hair of his head,'
aud then shaking, aH if beside himself
with race, 'but bi it'K him to mo aud I
will rend hira hence. He is the scoun
drel that I dismissed from the navy for
robbing a brother officer.'
I lie l aw's Itelay.
The celebrated instance of the law's
delays in the case of Jurudyce vs. Jam
dyee has been entirely thrown into tbe
shade by a case brought to light by a
recent decision of the supreme court of
Hungary, Austria. It will s suit to get
rid of an alleged wrongful occupier of a
large family estate, which was enteri d
in 1708, aud having passed throngh all
the phases of Hungarian litigation, was
finally decided by the ousting of the
wrongful olaimaut, October 28, 1879,
one hundred and eleven years after tbe
actiou beiran. Meanwhile, of course,
tbe wrongful claimant bad enjoyed the
property, and gradually eaten it up in
paying lawyers' fees; and the family
estate, when ut lust given over to the
heirs of the rightful owner, had dwin
dled down to a small pile of rocks.
Charles Reade has made $175,000 by
his writings. His incline is 87,000.
ITEMS OP (iENEKAL IXTF.UI!.
There aio said to be three huudred
American art students now in Puns.
Sealing wax is not wax at all, nor
does it contain a particle of wax. It is
made of shellac, Venice turptutiue and
cinnabar. The latter gives it a doep
red oolor, aud the turpentine renders
the shellac ltss brittle.
Twenty-five barrels of the finest
American winter wheat flour, made by
the newly-patented process, were sold
to fill au order dino'. from the house
held of the queen of England. The
price paid was nine dollars per barrel.
A mau at Bloomington, Iud., has for
several years believed he wusodog.
The people did not object as long as he
confined his demonstrations to biukitig
at thoeo who passed his house, but
when he began to bito, then they locked
Paities ou the PaciCc coast having
stolen vast quantities of timber from
publio lands, a special agent was recent
ly pent to look up tha matter, and suc
ceeded in seizing 1,000,010 feet of logs
already cut, which he sold at public
ar.etiou, realizing f 1 per 1,000 feet.
The November number of Harper's
Mayazinr contained a pretty poem en
titled 'A Night ou the Tote Noir,' which
was written by Miss Josephine Harper,
a daughter of one of the publishers. It
was sent anonymously, accepted and
paid for before her father knew ouytbirg
President Seelye received last wtrk
for Amherst college gifts amounting to
glM'.,000. Of this amount S'jj.OOO in
stocks aud bouds is from Hon. Chester
W. Crispin, of Springfield; au assurance
of fo0,000 from the Stone estate of Mai
den, aud SI, con from another source to
establish a scholarship.
It is an open secret in the oil trade
that most of the diva oil imported iuto
this country is 'doctored' abroad by the
use of American cotlou seed oil. Recent
statistics Bhow that from New Ot leans
alone the exports of the latter urtiole
are l,8i0,000 gallons anunnlly to Italy
and t00,OU0 gallons FniLc ?.
The 1'uited States supreme court has
rendered a decision which holds that tho
statutes establishing a general t-.v.-item
ot trad -mark registration, uud prebcrib
iug peualtiea foi violations of its pro
visions, can not be upheld either in
whole or in part, and must be declared
invalid and unconstitutional.
CaustV lime sometimes gets iuto the
eyes of those engaged iu building oper
ations, and produces very injurious f
fir's. It is stated that the evil results
may be entirely neutralized by the use
of cold s.ipar water, aeompouud of lime
and sugar being formed which is desti
tute of any t cticu upon the eyes.
A famous English general says that
in a British regimeut of a thousand men
there are, in his expetieuce, usually fifty
men who, ns a forlorn hope, will do any
thing; that nine hundred men who would
j either gape or run will follow the fifty.
and that tbe other titty are curs who
would cringe in a ditch if they could.
The Philadelphia . dyr says it will
not be uews to all, but doubtlesB it is to
many Puilalolphians, to learn that they
livo in the largest wool mimuf: e'.uring
ty iu the world, and that ou Phil ¬
adelphia looms more v.irds of cir-
pet are manufactured than in the I'liited
Kingdom of Great Britain aud Ireland.
The personal rNk of elevated railroad
travel is the latest New York insuraueo
wrinkle. Rites SI per annum, SI, OtN)
of insurance, overing 'all accidents on
the elevated railroads of New York, in
cluding the steps leading to mid fiom
the stations, omnibuses and stroc t rail -rovlsof
New York, Brooklyn, Jersty
City and Hnboken, and the regular lints
of ferryboats running to and between
tho above cities.'
Irregular methods are tolerated in the
West. Two meu started from Minna
apelis ou the same train, carrying con
tacting deeds to a piece of laud in Sioux
Fulls, and each resolved to got his docu
ment recorded first. As they approach
ed that city one of them climbed upon
theeugiue, slipped the coupling, left
the train to take cure of itself, aud
rushed on, penning his title half an
hour in advance of bis rival, who had to
wait for auother locomotive.
ennis Coppers died in New York,
owning a plat iu the Calvary Cutholiu
oemetety, wherein were buried his
family; but ts he had been a Free
Mason during his life, the authorities
denied sepulture to bis body in the
consecrated ground, on the plea that
the canons of the church so decreed,
whereupon his executors took the matter
to court and won a decision that the
sale of a cemetery lot is an absolute
transfer, and beyond the jurisdiction of
the cemetery authorities.
When a man's house is building
he never thinks the carpenter puts in
one third enough nails, and frequently
and with biting sarcasm asks him if he
doesn't think the bouse would stand if
he jost simply leaned it up against it
self, and a ved all his nails? Then a few
rears afterward, when he (ears down the
summer kitchen to build a new one, be
growls aud scolds, and sarcastically
wonders why that fellow didn't make the
bouse entirely of nails, and Just put in
enough lumber to bold the nails togeth