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COLU -v'VIST CliEVE.
one was seen
- Thky are beginning to find
Rosses again. The last
tramping through Germany with a fortune-teller.
Kew's signal" id pronounced. as
mif n wr than Spinner's as Spinner's
:s worse than everybody's else. If you
would become United States Treasurer, I against the name of
practice poor writing.
will run against very eminent personages
isn't careful. He is reported reso
lute to probe the corruption to the bot
tom, no matter ; who gets hurt in the
process. He says, however, that it is
the biggest and toughest job he has ever
been called to handle."
The complex English balloting sys
tem, which has been on trial but a year
or two, must already be investigated by
a Parliamentary committee. Under this
system, the voter is given a ticket, with
the names of all that: candidates on'it,
and stomped with an official stamp ; he
retires into a 'stall and marks a cross
the candidates for
whom he votes. This is the secret bal-
Bjsechkr on hash: . "This trial has
been like hash to me. You know hash is
very good occasionally, but when you
" have had it. fifty or sixty days right along
it becomes a little tiresome.'
A New Yobk. sporting paper states
that there are in the United States fif
teen i hundred 1 thoroughly ; organized
base-ball cluba, having an aggregate
membership of over 25,000., - s
The Solicitor of the Unite 1 States
Treasury has decided that internal reve
nue officers have authority to examine
the checks in uiy bank ;. to asoertain
whether they have been stamped as re
quired by law. "
Another new industry Las been devel
oped in Xiondon. A man advertises him
self as " Knocker-up and window-tickler
from 3 to 7." He wakes heavy sleepers
who wish to get up early. "Window
tickling is waking without ringing the
bells, by means of a long pole, with
which he taps on the window pane.
lot required in country where many of
the voters are tenants and ' dependent
shop-keepers, and so liable to inti nida
tion, and see ignorant besides. Some of
the English Judges have decided that
the mark against a man must be
in every case, when, the law- only
tended to provide that some mark should
be affixed. The ballot moreover does
not secure general secrecy, and English
tradesmen will learn that the independ
ent voter cannot be manufactured by
any such device. . He must be trained
up by popular education, and by the re
lief of the mass of the people from their
servile dependence on those superior to
them in wealth.
Hon. EiiKebt Herring, of New York,
is the oldest practicing 'lawyer in the
world, being now in his: 99th year. ': He
was admitted to the bar in 1798, and was
a Judge of the Marine Court the year Na
poleon became Emperor of France.
. Charles O'Conor, now an old and illus
trious man, was -a student in his office.
Mr. Herring was also Commissioner of
" Indian Affairs the first that held the
position. - ' ' . :. ."
Hkrmank, the famous prestidigita-
teur, was recently muted in marriage in
New York to an English lady, the cere
mony being performed by Mayor "Wick-
ham. After the knot had been tied the j
clever magician extracted a. roll of bills
from the Mayor's pocket-book and, trans
ferred it to Col. Pratt's mouth. .The
Mayor saw the joke, but warned the
-cunning man not to ''play any such
tricks on Mrs. Hermann when they
POLITICS AKD POLTHCIAXS.
This is Beecher's remarkable perora
tion to his last Sunday's - sermon :' " He
that is holy and loves God f er what He
is; he that hath faith, -When he reaches
the other life can't be sent to hell.
When I come before the . Eternal Judge
:and say, all aglow, My Lord, my God !'
will He torn and say,; 'Yea were never
immersed; go down ! You did not come
up the right road ! . I will answer, I
love Thee ! " Damn' me if thou cans't V
God will say, amid the heavens aflame,
Dost thou love! Enter in.
Never was there such a falling off in
the price of diamonds as there has been
in the case of those sent by the Khedive
to the Collector of the Port of New
York to keep for Minnie Sherman Fitch.
When they first came they were regarded
as dirt cheap at $400,000, and now the
Jeweller' Circular says : ".The esti
mates of the value of these jewels have
been exaggerations - beyond all ; prece
dent, and 840,000 really represents the
most liberal valuation that can be put
upon them, the number And size of the
diamonds are so- -counterbalanced by
their off-color.' -1 .
London papers state that the death
of the late JGL , Ia Baieinan, the well
known theatrical manager, was due di
rectly to a gust $f pension. fHifl terper
was . occasionally I w. perfect hurricane.
The night before Jiis death; Mr. Henry
.Irving gave a supper, at ' which Bate-
Tnan was present,, and the fun waxed
so loud that the police interfered This
unseemly intrusion stirred Bateman to a
frenzy of rage, the effect - of which, was
fatal. It was a nervous disorder, for
which he was not accountable, and was
the more remsiialli ia contrast with
the genial dispoEvikia and good temper
of the unfortunate victim.
Resolotiowb recently reported to the
Rhode Island Medical Society contain
suggestions that should be observed fby.
all teachers, wkether jui-, taat foiate or
lsewhere.; Hlliey declared that scholars
should not vnirtn the wme position
more than half an Irour at a time; that
no child should be sdmi A&i. to tie public
schools, as now; tfonduc&ad, mfcler seven
years of age ; that, tinder twelve years
of age, three hours a day, and for twelve
and over. Jour hours a day, is e-..n.-;iently
long confinement to raes&al cul3re tLat
tudy5out of school eLouLI net csm-Jj' be
permitted; and that all isaosiiiires to eta
illation should be used cautiously, espe
cially with girls.
Spkabxxo of the recently-discovered
frauds in the Poetof" oe '.I?ep rjrtLunt, the
Springfield (Ilass.) Mepubllean says
" By all accounts, llr. Jewell is pushing
'lungs wi&a a vengeance. Geveral of the
guilty clerks have made a clean breas of
it, we are toll, end are actively helping
ia the work ef invefitijiion. These will
no be prosecuted, escaping with suspen
sion and dirrAaag.lr The others Mr.
Jewell intends to 'put through. i It is
ow believed at the department that
ere are nearly a hundred of the f raudu
' 16114 oontraots, asd &3 rsyraeiikj to the
contractors ta,ve been eiorre-l. pending
THE KITTLE FOULS.
Fanny's Two Queatlona.
f 'Jny, leaning bn my knee,'
, wim her questions bothers m
" Uncle, yon know everytliiiur
All about the linls and been
Flowers and grase, and leaves and trees
Uncle, yon know everything ! '
" Why do batteronps grow yellow
While the violets grow blue T
Tell me, ptesse, and tell me tame.
There's a dear old fellow J"
" Fanny dear, aome things, it may be, "
I may know more than a baby ;
But why buttercups grow yellow
While the violets grows blue,
.1 can tfcll no mora than you." '
Fanny raised her shining eyee
Up to mine in swift surprise : -
I thought you knew everything.
Uncle, and I'm sure yon do.
If youH only tell me true :
Why do rusty brown birds sing
Sweetly, whilst bright birds are mute ? 1
Why are all the dull ones honest,'
While the gay ones steal the fruit 1 '
Donft you think it quite a pity
They osnt be both good and pretty 7"
" Older heads than yours, my deary, -Have
been puzzled by this query.
And may answer as they would ;
As for me, why air nd pood
On the same bough seldom grow.
Really, Fan., I do not know
""" -""j . :.r. hsw Duuwers on tne twrnklincr crrana rRhAllal
Gen. Gabftjslj wants ex-Gov. Hayes
to run for Governor of Ohio this fall.
Senator BooTh, of California, is visit
ing his parents in Terre Haute, Ind.
Tee late Senator Bevels, colored, has
given up polities and gone into preach
Phixkas T. Babnum, Mayor of Bridge
port, Connecticut. Admission to Bridge
port hereafter, fifty cents; children half
, Guxxivkb says: " He who causes a
blade of grass to grow where none grew
before is better than a whole race of politicians."
Tice-Pbestoknt Wovson and Fred.
Douglass are present at the anti-slavery.
people's centennial celebration in Phila
delphia, j 'j
Ex-Goveukok Ctjrtdi, it is said, will
be induced to run for the Governorship
of Pennsylvania this fall, on the Demo
Thb Salisbury (Md.) Advertiser nom
inates Allen G. Thnrman, of Ohio, for
the next President, and Thomas F. Bay
ard, of Delaware, for Vice President.
The Annapolis Gazette proposes James.
Or. .Blaine, , of Maine, for .President, and
Alexander B. Hagner, of Annapolis, for
Gkh. Garfield savs the postaere in
crease was all a mistake, due mainly to
the bad practice of allowing important
legislation to be crowded into, the last
nours of - the session.' - That does not
agree with Senator Ramsey's account,
nor with the one that Senator TTamlin is
reported to have made. Both of the lat
ter gentlemen place the uame upon the
Mb. Johk Robinson, the circus -man
ager, who ran for Mayor, in Cincinnati,
the other day, does not seem to be
pleased with his first and only experience
in politics. On the night of his defeat an
audacious reporter had the temerity to
call upon him and ask what he thought
about it. - When ? they brought the re
porter to, and had cleared the brimstone
from his eyes and mouth, he said be did
not recollect exactly what Mr. Robinson
said, but he judged by the energetic
manner of his speech and the size and
frequency of the oaths that he didn't
care to run for office any more. .
Eotjbteem members of the House of
Representatives of the Forty-fourth Con
gress (which meets for the first tune on
Monday, December 6th) are still to be
elected, as follows: Four in California,
which holds its regular election on "Sep
tember 1st; Six in Mississippi. which
holds its regular election on November
2d; and four at special elections to be
called hereafter to fill vacancies caused
by the death of .members-elect: Garrett
McMillan (Dem.) in the Ninth Georgia
district, lames jsurnn&on ( itep. ) in the
First Massachusetts district; A. F. Allen
(Dem.) in the Thirty-third New York
district r F.! S. " Hersey (Rep.) in the
Fourth Maine district. Of the 278 Rep
resentatives aireaay cnosen liu are lie-
puDiicans, J.b7 are democrats, and nine
are Independents, ; ; ! ', - , f ,.
Gkk. Boynton in a long letter to the
Cincinnati Gazette explains the reasons
of Gen. Spinner's withdrawal from the
Treasury Department. He savs Secreta
ry Bristbw, immediately upon taking of-
nce, oegan a morougn reorganization ol
the : department, making all of the di
visions subordinate to and harmonious
with himself. . The first trouble with
Gen. Spinner occurred when. Mr. Bris-
tow out from his report a disauisition on
the low rate bond theory, which, whatev
er may" have been its merits, did not co
incide with the, views set forth bv the
Secretary, and consequently would make
a oaa appearance in hi report.; ? " 1 ol
lowing tins in various ways," the corres
pondent continues, ". the old General be
gan to feel the 'force that ' was drawing
everthing in the department under the
control of one mind, and instead , of
yielding to this healthy, return, toward
first principles, 'the jjrftiang continued
and rather increased -between the Treas
urer s office and that of the Secretary.
jl was cms etate ox amurs, ana not any
imputation' 'upon " the absolute honesty
and integrity, and the general efficiency
of Gen. Spinner, that led. to requesting
his resignation. But a point had been
reached in Gen. Bristow's work , of reor
ganization where, ia Ms opinion, it was
necessary to place a new man at the
head or the Treasurer's office, and, while
he had no unkindly feeling whatever
toward Gen. Spinner personally he de-
One dismal afternoon, late in the fall,
a young boot-black, box in hand, was
moping gloomily alonjr the sidewalk.
near one of the large library buildings of
new xotk. - .
From the sky the heavy clouds were
weeping a cold. November drizzle. The
walks and pavements were slippery with
wet, auu uie eaves oi au tne . houses
dripped with a chanfreless natter. mMr.
that to the boy with nothing to day,
seemed likely to keep on forever. '
It had rained steadily for three days,
and in all that time Tom. the VwWl,l.v
had not had a single "shine." Men did
not care to nave tneir boots polished in
He had spent his last cent yesterday
for his dinner. Since that he had eaten
nothing, and it was evident that he could
earn no more money till the weather
Tom had reason enough to feel gloomy;
He was beginning to think where he
could get a broom to sweep the crossings
wiux. OB no uiorea siowiy along, m
volving this and other plans in his mind
to earn a dinner, he came opposite the
great library door, and heard some one
calling him. He turned, and looting rm
the broad stone steps, saw a gray-haired
gentleman standing at the entrance of
" Shine, sir?" exclaimed Tom, and he
darted straight up the steps.
The man smiled, and opened the door
wiaer. uome in, my boy," said he,
"I want to speak to you."
impressed by the kind tone, Tom
aasnea on nis cap and walked in.
He found himself in a lofty corridor,1
walled with stone. No other
there but himself and the mail wKrk fllrtd
him. The man shut the door and lnnknd
at the boy steadily for a moment, and
" You're an honest bov. I think" J !
Tom twisted his cap. and lonlrA1 i?Awn
to the little box of tools " in his left
hand, and did not reply. ; j
- - j. can always teu au iioneet boy when
I see one," continued the other. "An
nonest boy is shv. and he anrnn't t
much. Yes, you're honest. I think-
Here, here's something for von." nH iw
held out fifty cents. . ..
j.om seized it eaererlv. " Th.nlrA
sir !" said he, and thrust the money into
his poeket. . . . . ' .: . .
'Bieht! An honest bov likna
You like money. Therefore you are an
lhe old irentleman clmnklvl ; on,l
looked over his glasses. Tern blushed,
but somehow did accept the logic, i j
"Ehl blushinorf Well. well.
anether siirn. For one to b (mstui
anywhere, give fee a boy that blushes.
A boy that doesn't blush most likely is a
rascal." Tom got redder. I '.
Hess queer old peep," thought he.
"Now, ' continued the gentleman, in
voice. " vou ctva mv nnnm u.
shine, and while you're at work I'll talk
And the bov unloaded riia ViraaTiaa a-n,1
DiacKinir, and fell to Poliahinir wnth .
will, at the same time wondennir what
odd customer intended by all this
me, and i ll oblige you, ana. we u De nrm
friends. Ha, ha, ha !
And the old gentleman patted Tom's
bock, and gently pushed him toward the
door. " But don't say any thing about
this, and don't fail to carry the book to
the proper place. Promise to be care
ful ;" and the gentleman smiled. -
And Tom, whose head was full of ideas,
readily replied, "I'll carry it safe, sir."
And Tom did so.
(The more Tom reflected upon this
whole affair, the more thoughtful he be
came. He was sharp and keen, and it
was hard to deceive him. " -x
That nisrht he slept in an old iron boiler
that had loin for years on a vacant lot in
street, in tnis rent-iree tenement,
he and Patsey Regan, another boot
black, had contrived to make a bed of
hay and shavings, that kept- them quite
comfortable when the weather was not
No sooner had Tom and his fellow-
lodger curled into their queer kennel for
the night, than Tom told Patsey his ad
venture, but without exposing his em
" The ould villain I exclaimed Patsey.
getting up on his elbow.
That was pretty nearly what Tom
" Me s makin a cat s paw of ye. He a
stalin' the buks, and that's a way he has
of gettin' 'em home. He don't have 'em
bound. That's all blarney."
"But he's the President" said Torm
xne Jrnsident i u ootner i ue s a
dark, or somethin. To think ov him
callin' a poor b'y from the strate. and
makin' him run the risk! Ye might be
tiiis up for doin his. dirty work. O my.
I d like to fix him! And, in the heat
of his indignation, Patsey gave the side
and with his umbrella wanders forth the
hyaomthine boy, for whom morn well
mignt oreaic and April bloom (Emerson).
Now shall we notice how our swift
spring heaps the orchards full of bloom
and soent (.Lowell), and the maiden May
returns with a pretty haste (Barry Corn-
wu;. xowuo tne majority of intelli
gent people think it better to sport with
Amaryllis - in the shade or with the
tangles of Newra's hair (Milton) than to
creep into some still cavern deep, there
to weep and weep and weep (Tennyson).
All th se and many otker things do we
see , and ' eniov now that Rnrinur hu
af X "
Broken the icy fetters of the silver
streams (Wilkesbarre special dispatch 1.
and all nature rejoices that grim-visaged
juarcn nas smootned ms frosty pow
(Burns and Shakespeare). Spring beau
tiful sprinsr I has returned with birds
and flowers (original), and' new fashion-
aDie styles in bats, bonnets, dresses (ad
vertisements), influenzas and catarrhc'
and hundreds . of other things - make
business lively. New York Herald.
PRETZEL'S SELF-ACTING BACK-AC
p&rties have warned Sir. JeweS that he
Thb Worst Xxjtd of Povkbty. One
day a lady came in a carriage to ask
Coret, the famous French painter, who
has just died, for 1,000 francs with which
to pay her rent, - " She is well dressed,
said the maid who had seen: her. .' "
eaa't understand how anybodywith such
clothes can borrow money. If I were
yon I would refuse." ' "Take that to
ner, my child," said the artist, offering a
canjc -note zor ma required sum, " and
remember that poverty in silk is -the
. 1st Paris there are 85,000 school chil
dren for whom no educational aooommor
dations are provided.
flattery and unusual friendliness.
"1 want you to do somethins' for
me, said the old gentleman, stooping
down and speaking in the same low tone.
" I am President of this Library Associa
tion, and I am here in the library jnst
now to see to some repairs myself. I am
very particular about the books, very
particular indeed. I am having some of
them bound over again, and I want some
body to carry them from here to the
uwwjjuuer u. j. ve peen looKmar for a
good, honest boy to do it, and you're
just to my liking. I shall want my boots
polished every afternoon at 3 oVlnV
and you can come here, and I will let you
uuKiuug, uiu m sue same tune
give you the book that I wish you to
carry to the binders. You can put it
right into, your box carefully, and it, will
go t mueana dry as an express bundle.
xou see ? ; ' ; . x i ..
les. sir." said Tom. rnittins OxA lot
touches to his customer's boot, I see"
ji course you do," said the gentle
man, with a lancrh. "Tnn'm shrinf t hw
that's he reason. Now. for everw bok
that youll carry that way, ITl giv you
a quarter of a dollar, and pay you an
other Quarter for the " ahina " , Tt 111
de a first-rate bargain for you. ' Ia fact,
you can't earn so much anywhere else in
Bos? little tune. . It wont be necessary to
let anybody see you take the books ; in
deed, I think I should be careful not to.
ma were you, because people might
thmk you had taken them without leave,
and that would make trouble. I wouldn't
get you into trouble for anything ; not
iu uij nana. .; . .. . :.;....)....
And the old gentleman shook his head.
auu uiu,M9u ion on uae snouiaer. I
" When shall I come first, sir 1" I i'
. . "G.: well, we can becrm now. - T
a little book with me this very moment.
Just here a door in the lower part of
the hbrary opened, and the speaker
waited while some person passed through
the entry, Tom thought this sudden si
lence was singular, and he instinctively
looked up to his companion with i some
thing like a stare. - .
"Polish a little more on the instep,
there," quoth the old gentlemanj in an
As soon as the outer door was swung
to, and they were alone again, he re
sumed, " I canlay it in yeur box here,
so, with your things, and you can carry
it with the cover down, all snug" And
slipping a small old leather covered book
from his pocket as Tom finished his work
he hastily showed the boy how to pack
it out of sight. , i
There, that's all right. Now, if youll
no, stop," he reflected. . r " I wont have
you take them to the book-bindery di
rectly. You take them to that place,"
and he gave Tom a card on which was
written a certain number and a: certain
street. .- i - t -
" Yes, sir" said Tom, once more,
' " And to-morrow come again, and you
of the old boiler a whack.
"And what would you do?" asked
Patsey was for going out and telling
tne nrst ponceman. riut lorn was
longer-headed, ' He knew that he must
have more certain evidence of the old
gentleman s dishonesty than he could
show yet. The two boys talked over the
matter, and finally agreed npon a line of
Tom appeared the next day at the
library promptly at 4 p. m., and waited
for his new patron. Presently the old
gentleman came down beaming as gra
ciously as ever, though Tom thought he
appeared just a ntue nervous.
He patted Tom on the shoulder again,
and at once set him to blackinsr his boots.
By the time this was done, he had drawn
another book from his pocket, and con
cealed it in Tom s box. ,.
" Carry it just where you did the other
one, my boy, said he, and then he gave
him some more money and dismissed
him with a compliment for his faithfulness.
As Tom . passed out of the door, he
made a sign to Patsey, who bv aerreement
was sitting on a step not far off, and Pat
sey nodded a little, but did not move.
At half-past four Patsey did move, for
ne saw tne old gentleman whom Tom
had described come out of the library
alone. He followed him. That nieht
11. A 1 . . . . . . . -V
two ooys met again in tne old boiler.
uuess we ve got nim, said Tom,
"JCe're neht," said Pataev. "T
waited fur him two hours, and then he
come out and wint to the place where ye
was tould to lave the book. And I seed
him cut ag'in with the book under his
arrnm, and he wint sthraight home, car
ryin'it the ould fox !"
Pleased witli their success thim tar.
the boys laid their plans for to-morrow
and fell asleep. To-morrow came, and
in the afternoon Tom again repaired to
the library with his boot-blacking box.
The old gentleman appeared, sniiling,
um m Bometmng more oi a nurry than
"Mere you are," said he. "Here's
the little polisher. Never mind the
boots now, but here's the fifty cents, and
here's the book. Take it to the same
place, and mind and say nothing about
He put the book in Tom's box exactly
as he had done on the day before.
' And how is business to-day, lad ?"
in a joking tone. " How is young Hon
esty t How- goes the tuneful brush to
day, en i ua, Ha I See him blush "-
xou are tne one who ought to
blush, sir," said a dignified voice from
- Pale as ashes, the terrified old man
turned and saw the chief librarian and
a policeman enter from a side-room,
while Patsey Regan, grinning brought
up the rear. , ; "..
"Sir," said the lihnunun W;r.r
upon the culprit a look of severity, "you
have been detected in a flagrant theft,
and we now believe von tn ho tv. nmnn
who has been stealing books from this
nurary ior tne past . two years. Your
apartments must be searched (the old
uuu nuucu paier Btui f, andfAtne proofs
against you will soon, I fear, be clear
and convmcinfir. , These two hnnmt hnwn.
ene of wnom you endeavored to make
your tooi, nave nad the wit to catch you,
mm uibv mum ne rewarded as they de-
ivuBunan, taKe nun into cus
tody." ; . , - v , -
luo" wan ao appeal. The old man
wept and begged for forgiveness, but the
iiDranan was inexorable. Both Tom
and . Patsey felt uncomfortable, but the
uiuuibu muenrea tnem.
- " xou have done well." said he. "You
have been true and faithful to what was
rignt, and you deserve praise, too, for
the shrewdness of your management.
Come, with me;1 and so saytagThe led
kuoiu uut ui we nau. : xne old
taken away by the officer; but on
count of his age, and his: past services
. . . . . "umrasi vmen ouoe ne
unu urau, in tne iiDrary ne was never
tried, though,, of course, be was made to
restore au tne books ne had stolen.
lorn and Patsey were led into the
hbrary, and were not only rewarded for
what they had done; but found also in
the librarian a warm counselor and true
Efer since de hens come der nliell nut
vhich laid der egg, vhich Mister Colum
bus demonshtrated mit. dot der world
vas round like der deuee. der woman
hens haf e been eggshtremely reluckdenlr
auout ginng vent to dUen feelings, to
der eggstent of more as one leedle egg to
der day. Dis ecrestensif prodnekahnn
(in dheir esdimation') was all dot could
Deen reasonably eggspected from
veil reckulated female hen.
Yell, in dose days, dot may hafe been
an eggcellent conclusions to got too.
Shtuh vhile we don'd did vant, at der
bresent time, to - demonshdrate dr
shapes of der vorld. we hafe no-nmlw u
much more uses of ' der embryo of a
bird, as did dose fellers in der old dimes,
vhen it vas eggspected to gif evidences,
und proofs, at der eggspense of a hens
rebudaaon und eggoentricities. '
I hafe much svmoadv for Ant rlaaa r.t
birds, vhich eggshibit so much of dhem-
seives, und vhich lay down, se much
more asdhey dook ub. Shdill. in di
pooty gwick dime, vhen eferydings vas
eggspanding. und ef en nadure idself vas
ledding oud der abron shdrincrs of ids
gwick snwellinar bodv. dor bn -mit
eggodistical und eggsbensif varble und
lay, must now bractice eggonomy, but
be eggreegious in ids productions like
any odder child of nadure.' Dot is
reeepdacle vherein eggs should haf e been
segreeted. , Jmt much ashdomshments
dot hen vas filled. : She vas dink dot she
don t haf e done her duly yoost how, und
mordified at der " bossible sarkasemneaa
vhich might eggshibit itself in her sister
nens, sne, mi tout a single gackle, gwietly
docks her seat on der nest again, resolv
ing to produce or berish in der addempt.
Eggs b Inaations 4 Dimes.
It was dhruly a beautiful tine, to saw
so much of dot shpirite of determinations
embodied in der. f hrame work of a hen.
Yoost saw der pigture of dot shicken,
und blease to ' told me, did you efer in
my life saw so much resignations, so
much of dot pure shprnd of oonscien-
dious .willingness of duty. VelL I'll
yoost baed you tree tollars about it. Vy,
such a sight like dot vood make a man
go right away gwick off und marry a
viddow. It vood make a feller valk
around mit a meekness dot vas gharao-
derisdio of one who had eot a mudder-
by-law dot's so. - Yoost once more,
again does der accommodating nTncken
produce der embryo, . und once more
already der egg dot's full mit meat
dhrops dhrough der hatchvay, und again
der patentee adds annudder one to der
many vat he vas hafe in his hat, by in
dustry und berseveranoe, und der pride
of dot female shicken. But yoost let it
been reckermembered by dose who eggs-
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Dot " virtue shtops somedhnes to been a
forbearance, und der substance of efen
a hen might been layed avay.
pooty veil out"
Eggsberience. mav hafe Vwwn Act- mn1-
der of some infentions, but der f adder
uio liuouuuu vas an A.-eyed rJggyp-
"an- riom mm ltcnmnl m n. aiiArairrt.
line tnrougn der behind fadders und
muauers ot Uarl Pretzel, to eggsamine '
und berfect, und now, after much many 1
years oi eggstremely much doil und I
shtudy, he has got der shkience to a I
system down, und der hen must do in
der fudure vat she don'd did nefer done
in uer past lay out so many eggs con-
uufcser weignt und sntrength. "
Eggsblanation 2 Dimes.
Somedimes, vhere it vas so shdill dot
you could hear a house fall down vhen
eferydings vas so lofely, yoost like der
summer sun vhen he soes f oolin round
ofer shleeping valleys dook your hen-
ui una eommenoe ooeramons. ; liar
a Dole cut vas a drue pigture of der insh-
drument. Azake one yoost like dot. Ofer
you dond got der necessary shickens,
dots besser you buy one, for it vas bosi-
Don d make a mishdook und crot a rooeh-
ter, been f ery careful about dot. or vonr
.1 r -l . . . .
uiuiB vua xooiea out ; vatcn der ockasion,
or radder der tunnel vhere der etrc was
eggspected to come down, und been ready
mit your hat to intercept der onward
course of der frail egg in ids mat flight
down der inclined lei el of der tunnel. Id
regwtres muchnerf und reshpecktability,
good eyesignt una Dieasant Oisn position.
to shtand id ; please- reckermember ' der
old atferb, vhich said, " faind lady don'd
can vin some fair heart, und a " rolling
sutone vas uer root ox ail evi:.
Der demoralized condition of der hen.
abofe rebresented, was a - shtriking pig
ture of man s inhumanity to shicken.
Der batent don'd did cofer " gruel ty to
nens, dot clause didn d vas set in der
charter to der eombanv. Shdill. dot '
vas more eggsbliciuy demonshdrate dor
iuii workings of der patent, und snow
oonclusiff effidence of ids bower und
shdrength, we shduck it in, on ackound
we hafe so much derntory to sell. It
vas der early indentions of der batentee
to make a hens lay about dnree eggs per
aay , comes, on ackound dot it , y
aunng der ljenten days dot it vas
berfected,' der - orders vas more
as a ahendlemans mit dwo hens could
fill out. : In any odder season, vhen der
demand on eggs vas dull, una for der
preservation of der bedigree of der hen,
you must not allow der shicken to
snaddow" herself mit not more as dwo
dozen eggs efery day dimes. Abbli ca
tion for derritory und hens must been
accompanied mit der usual eggschange,
und send some orders in to Carl Pretzel.
People aiid "Things.
Franch has had nineteen constitutions
since 1793. f :- I', - f'fi i.il ;,.- !,'..
Tom Thtthb is thirty -eight years old,
but very small for bis age.
In all England, Ireland and Scotland
there are only 137 daily papers.
Thekk are said to be fifty-eeven womest
editing newspapers in this country.
A Pbovzpxnob (R. L) firm ha: com
pleted a $400 rifle for King Kalakaua. -
Tan coal fields of Colorado are larger
than the whole area of New England.
Gbkat Bbitain has but 150,526 acres .
in orchards. Illinois alone has twice as
many. ; .
Two million fish were hatched last yea
by the government at the Michigan State '
Fishery.- . -
Briohajc Youwe has been re-elected
Prophet, Seer, Revelator, and President
of the Mormon community. - ,
Board at all the 'summer resort hotels "
will be materially cheaper than last
year, and well may we rejoice.
Swedes? has no "a-t'nnl debt, and -its
surplus revenue, last year, amount
ed to nineteen millions ' of dollars.
et'sgo. . .f ,
Tax latest addition to the umbrella is
a pane of glass, inserted in the front
breadth,' through which the holder can
see bis way. "' '-v.-;,
Tax last Boston spelling-match was .
bothered with such words as cerises, .
ptsymagogtachygraph, giaour, tael, eyot,
fichus, euchamy, and demoniacal.
Baxttmobk ships 50.000.000 cans of .
oysters annually. . and 40.000 ' men -
are constantly employed in ' sharpening;
oysKtr-jEuives and soldering up the )
IT IS almost hopeless to breed hnrnnsi
for fast trotters when there have been,
but five horses raised in Kentucky in the
last fifteen years that have records as low
as2:21.''"' " - -
Thxbb are hundreds of warehouses in
the best part of New York city without '
tenants, and thousands of houses are oc
cupied by people who cannot pay their
landlords. v ,
Two ob three dozen of the Boston. docS
tors have been investigating the boy '
murderer, Jesse Pomeroy, and, as a re
sult, have ' united in a petition to the
Governor to hang him.
Fbakk Wajcwobth, the parricide, is
having fits and other complaints, and the
subject of a pardon for him is again at
tracting attention. His mother is a daily
visitor to her unfortunate son. ,
'Am oak tree near Arensberg, in Prus
sia, more than a thousand years old, is
about to be cut down by its owner be
cause of the inconvenience suffered from
the numerous visits of strangers to the '
place.;- . -
Ex-Senatob Bkvki. of Mississippi.
the first colored citizen admitted to the
United States Senate, has become a Doc
tor of Divinity, and is an active preacher
i of the Methodist Episcopal Church of
that State. , ,
Wm. H. Nkvtes. f tiondon. accused
of stealing $40,000 from his employers.
started out strange countries for to see j
and a detective who went after him cap
tured him last week ia Brooklyn, after
an 8,000 mile pursuit. :
Thb TitusvuTe Courier "savs that tha
production of petroleum in Western
Pennsylvania during the year 1874
would nil a canal thirty feet wide at the
toy, fifteen feet at the bottom, seven
feet deep, and over seventy-five miles
Ax important : company has been
formed in England to import live cattlo
from Texas to that country, with a capi
tal of 5.000.000, Thev will fa&A
1.500 at a load, and load the
ing ships with emigrants at low rates of
fare. . ..yt .
Orrs of the most horrible reports of
moral insanity induced by a belief in tha
Bupematural pomes from Pinar Del Rio,
in the West Indies. A mother, who sup
posed herself to be so directed by spirit-
rappingB, lore out ner son s eyes and
prepared to tear out her own. This
was done in the presence of a circle ' of "
women who prayed in a loud voioe whilst
the hideous operation was being per
formed. ..'.'-., ;)-:' ..
Spring. . . "
Uf all the seasons spring is the most
coquettish. She is like .the Princess who
stooped and kissed the sleeping poet
under the tree, who still slept on but
"reamed a different dream. The earth
was hardly conscious that spring had
come till yesterday, when blue skies
dropped ethereal mildness (Thomson)
on ner bosom. , It is indeed the time
when the young, the rosy spring gives
to the breeze her scented wing (Anacre
on) and April ; is garlanded with all the
fairest flowers and freshest buds the
earth brings forth (Spenoeri. ; Well was '
a observed that like an army defeated
the- snow hath retreated (Wordsworth)
and that the fields with flowers are
decked in : ' every hue (Drummoned),
though we must not go' out just yet to
pull them. The swallow also brines us
the season of vernal delight with his
back all of ' sable and belly of white
(Annonymousl. and t'hivrw are -daffodils
which come before the swallow dares and
take the winds of March with beauty
(Shakespeare). In the spring a brighter
crimson : burns upon the robin's breast
(Tennyson), and young man's fancy
uguuy turns to tnougnts ol love (XDid).
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Eggsblanation 3 Dimes. ',
Hisdory repeads idself in din nomnli.
men ted cases, " a gackhn hen vas alvays
wui uusmess. A veu-lea female nen
vas possess yoost enuff refinement to un
dershtand dot havinur accomblishedsome-
ttng vhich no odder man could do, it
youta onaidie her to crow ofer der result.
Now hear vas corned der broviso. Vhen
a hen vas become atfised dot she, had
added an egg to der census of henology,
she,, mit a shweed ahmile on her coun de-
nance, sht&nds her shtraight on - her
foe tees, on her settee, und calmly views
der surroundings of der blace, und, yoost
orevious to ner depardure from der scene,
she mit more as a barrel of ergotism de-
bicted on her feadures, und mit a troat
dot vas shuck full mit der .innocent
gackle, dhrows one eye sideways indo der
. ; Singular Bequest. -
An old gentleman named 'March died
recently in Charlestown, who was a most
eccentric genius. Though possessed of
some wealth, he had but ene pleasure
that of theater-going. He would econo
mize in everything else, but always
treated himself to a sight of every new
play or actor, good or bad. He left no
heirs, and few relatives, and his property
was digrjomd of in several aincmlar wave.
wm V i . : 11
XUc prmcipfu Irani oi uu wui unmuua
for the investment of a sum sufficient to
realize 8500 per year dear, which was to
- "v ,r l be expended in tneacer ticxets, to oe
- CX given away to poor, respectable people
I A .y j not over one dollar each to be paid for
the tickets. The trustees under the win
are otherwise given full authority in the
carrying out of this provision, and will
to-day perform the first act under it,
spending the whole sum allowed.. They
have selected the Boston Theater, Mu
seum, Globe, and Howard, and will fur
nish one hundred and twenty-five tickets
to each house for any performance de
sired by ther parties receiving tnem.-
Thb Najch America. Jules Maroon
contributes , to ; the - Monthly
inagaaine fori April, an article " on the
oruna of the name America, wmon pre
sents a view partly new, in that it seeks
to wrest the honor from both Columbus
and Yespucius. It claims that the name
is itself an American word ; that it comes
from the name (Amenc) applied in Nica
ragua to the mountain . range between
Juuralpa and Xiibertad, being in time
spread over the whole of the new world.
But there is a familiar feature of his
theory that which presents the famous
(althonprh unknown to any tn eat fame)
old : publisher and bookseller of the
YoBges, who had heard the word. Americ
used by sailors from the new continent,
and thus came ; to apply it in his books
to the new country which he helped
some of them so poorly to describe.
Ths Daily Telegraph, of St. Johns,
New Brunswick, gives - the mercantile
marine of Canada, at the close of 1874.
at e.iKis vessels, at a registered tonnage
of 1,158,567, which ia an increase for
the year of 151 vessels. Of this number.
INova Bootia has 2,785, Quebec 1,837,
Wew Brunswick 1.144. , Ontario 821
Prince Edward's Island 312, and British
-.Rubber Cenwst. -:
There are several kinds of India rubber
cement, i The best known is "marin
glue.-" A cheaper eement and one that
is highly recommended, is made by cut- '
ting a quantity of pore India rubber, in '
m its natural-state, into small pieces,
putting them into a wide-moutied bottle
and filling it about half full of the
purest benzine; the rubber will swell up
almost immediately, and if well lttkn -will
in a few days assume the consistency ;
oi noney. is tne rubber does not dis
solve add more benzine. If. when dis
solved, the cement is too thin, add more
gum. A piece of rubber one inch in '
diameter will make a pint of cement.
This dries in a few minutes, and is very
useful in uniting pieces of leather, as it
is both elastic and durable. In mend
ing rubber goods put a patch of rubber
over the place to be mended and cement
it on . with the solution, which fastens
the patch firmly., , .s
,',- .:';;': ' i"Halr''I)ye8V' ,7"'
The Health Reformer, while assertinsr
that hair dyes are nearly always unsafe,
and it would advise not using them, ad
mits that there are cases in which the
use of some kind of a dye is desirable.
in those in which a portion of tha
hair has lost its pigment by disease or
accident, while the remainder retains
its natural color, or in oases of prema
ture whitening of the hair. . For use in. !
such cases it would recommend the per. ,
manganate of potash. . Prepare a strong
solution of the salt by dissolving ten
or fifteen grains is. an ounce of water.
Apply to the hair with brush, bein?
eareful to avoid staining1 the skin. Tk;
is reputed to be an excellent dye, far su
perior to any oi tne patented mixtures.
It gives to the hair, a rich' color &&1 '
luster, and does not injure its texture. '
People Should Eat Mer; Fruit,
The Herald of Health, in it- mvMs
number, has an article ton mvw; v.i
Food," which, the writer thinks, is far
too sparingly used by everybody. Ms
takes some of the priTWjipai hotels in Kew
xotk, anu oorapares m ngures th amount
of flesh and fruit consumed every wetX
Thus the amount of snimid fooil vrt-
sumed at the four principal New YciJe
hotels, the Fifth Avenue, Gruna Cc.
St.' Nicholas and Windiar
in round numbers at aim at 70,0'JJ r,c ,m U
per week. These ore the &vre- t wr.. ' .
ngures, including fish, tlith, f0W, rr -n
and oysters.' The
given as 900 pounds, wiih 6i5 fnllona of
canned fruit. The writer t.taks tU
great disparity m the amount of fra ;t otv
tiesh eaten is one of the causes ct uUt yw
ftn.1 nhvairl dmni;r... .-,.. ;
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