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Greeting ?.-' V f
-.'..I FIIOX THE OEBJtAK,.-
Be many tstare that sbfne in the sky,
many litila winds "marnnrrinjr by, ;
80 tnany blessings attend th'es ! " . :
8 many leafiate aa dauce on tlm trees, "... ,
ito many Sowers as wave in the breeae
Brighter than those, ; love, and sweeter thn
' these, , ' ' '
The loving thoughts thai I send thee.
Were I the goJ-len sun, to shine
Brery ray a gla4 thought of mine, ,
Ijc ving and trae and tender, ,
I wonld crown with my beams thy dearest
heal . - I
Frin morning golden to evening red:
Veep in my heart lies the thought unsaid.
The love that no speecti en render
Might I guard thee foreTennore
A sheltering roof, a fast-Shot door,
80 safe and strong to hoid thee
Jhi a still room thou do dwell apart,
Thy sj irit pure ui( my loving heart;
80 fair, bo dear, so trasthoa art,. '
80 doth my lore enfold thee. . i
When 1 send thee a red,, red rose , , :
The sweetest "flower on earth that growa! ,
' Think, deaf heart, how X lore thee!
Listen to what the 4wel rose Btith, . '
Lore, I am thine, in life ad death! , 1
O any 'ore, doet thou lore me?" .
Galaxy for April. ,
jProm Cbamnert loanui, -.
H AC DERMOTTS OF BALLY-
Am IrUk trr mf feral TJIc.
The bett "holding , of , land -on the
JBallybane property waa that of old Dar
by Mao Dermott. His 'crops were
always first sowed, and first home J his
haggard, the neatest and best thatched;
This fences in the' best condition, and his
house the snuggest lb the Tillage. Dar
by was never a, day behindhand with his
rent. The 1st of Hay and the 1st of
November found his), vet or dry, good
season or bad season, at the office with
his old worsted stocking, in the very
eorner of -which his half year's rent lay
safely conn taxi. He was a decent old
nan. who always mindea his business,
and attended to his1 duties, and had few
troubles in the course of threescore and
en years. He had "two eons: Martin,
the eldest, a dark, handsome man, with
a square heavy face, and a pair of dark,
restless, gUtteringyes a man whom
every one respected, but very few liked;
and Owen, a fair, curly-haired, delicate
boy, who had been, his mother's darling.
- Old Darby was fond of both his sons,
but the sturdy, healthy Martin was de
cidedly his favorite ; and when he died,
it was found that the greater part of his
savings went to his first-born. : ,
Owen was pot either of a jealoris'or
envious disposition: still, he sometimes
thought it rather hard that his brother
should have' all -the lack Martin was
strong, and healthy, and handsome, had
been hia .father's, favorite, and was mas
ter of the farm after his death. All the
stock and crops, and- everything," was
the property of Martin,-and Owen was
- -the possessor of buUutypounds. Forty
. years ago two hundred pounds in ready
.monev was. considered, a. fortune, and
even fiftv pound, wan not tar ant kimiui
to 09 aeepiaear ana 7 when id JJartry
MacDermott left his boys aor well of,
-' thmt wM 1 1W Tw A TV vw Kal vhaiui whrt
did not envy them Martin especially,
who was looked nplo by his neighbors
as little short of a gentfeman, certainly
as a man -wno iojgnt keep ma jauntmg-
car if he chose IJnt ihe possession of
money made no change in the new ten
Ant: of the. Upland farm, as the Mac
Dermott's holding; was called. Sw He just
worked as hard as- ever, getting up at
six o'clock in the morning, and going to
bed late. Owen 'lived with him,, and
worked too, just as usual, only that dur
ing his father time he might spend
his evenings reading old newspapers, or
.had tfona to Ameiica. . Ent .Martin
thought such, occupation mere waste of
time, and 'when the day's fcwbrk was
ended, and thsuppef owefhorderedJ
' the tire and theiichts to .be nut out.
The next form to that nfiTrt;n
- iiV V C o - - . VUCS HUV WW - Vj
Jtiicnaei v yrne, a iarmer"who baa
been well to do otk; but "misf ortnsea
of late years had wmamcklv,rn him.
jind he nad hard work to keep the farm
Aosretier. On ,ihe othci sidea small
balding of about fifteen seres was held
by m good for nothing Id fellow nstnied
Patrick Heveran, who -ws. little better
r . han a nTuaaooo to; the entire nelghbor-
bod. However, ona- morning he was
found dead in his bed-soid Owen Mao-
Dermott. witbout taking eounsel outay
' one. went to the agent and asked if he
-might have the vacant , farm, as he
mrisLitmA im nottl ..Imn'mi hia own ha-
-oount. The agent promised, and full
of hone and joy Owen went about-his
work. The next day was. the 17th of
March, St "atrielt's day and general
holiday; and early in the morning Owen
-dressed himself in his Bmnday suit and
went ont A little way. down the road
he met a young girV ls drfssed m her"
best a crimson stuff "df m gay shawl
and a cross of ribba oi all the colors in
the ribow oa he fchoolJsr . Her f air
siair waa twisted ;ailesslv ronnd'her
head, and her soft blue .eves had a start
led look in them.'
" Oh, -OwBie,i avdsraeea, 1 was
sieared you weren't commg; mud sura,"
. b: bit of fhiwnrofk-jpj4Jtav!. in
yeur cap this blessed norun'. , Why is
"I waa ianurfytd -meS jTeaTmy dar
- lin'.1 anawerii,i..liCii.-ir(r tmdrlw rn.
to u swee ihj. jLy-.
some .good ne?-s for yor,, this morrulB'j
let mm walk down this ktii, and 111 tell
yon, sad look tot "my' iiatnrock tet the
sum tame." '-f.es.'. j, j"?
. n - TogfAhejTjiej - tented ,down a tft
Tainer lootpata, rjdrdered on , one side
by a thids bitckthorn1 ledge, land a
broad meadow brith'twK'; i i4
''wli" saM Oweiv va.inow" Fm
fond f youy eiptca you .Were a weoj shy,
, dehors, jittle , creature. ' I nsvfer . had
any sweetheart bat yourssslf, and; now I
want yon to fix tM day; I am goin1 to
tike you all Jo myself.. You knows Pat.
Heyeran'a houldin; I went to the office
yesieraay axed forlfe,'at.d the spent J
"itm na r.r.A ,e .. .. J ' .-, i
. . o -w waie, f , was axt me
were tears f genuine delight in her
Jt he looked up at hhl wrUU
the market town of Oort. after a long
raaable through the fields ittearoh pf
shamrock, it presented a gay appear
ance -The principal ' Street was lined
with etalk filled; with, oranges, apples
and gingerbread, gay crosses and sugar
sticks. There were tents full of "boys"
and girls eating, drinking and laughing,
large pots of boiling bacon and potatoes,
barrels 01 porter ana Kegs - of potneen,
and Irish pipers playing with all their
might From stall to stall, : and from,
tent to tent, Owen and Julia wandered,
enjoying everything, tilt late inthe even
ing, wnes tiiey met Martin Jlacuermow
and Julias father, both t evidently in
high spirits, and chatting confidentially.
They Vent into a tent -together, and,
alter an hour s 'chat, came on more
good tempered and- confidential than
aver and nought Julia and Owen. : 7
Come here, my colleen !" O'Bvrne
said, in rather a thick voice. I have
made a match for yon with Martin. Go
oyer and sit by the side of him."
" With Martin, fatnerx tne girl sua,
looking with . dismay at the stern, dark
man sue almost narea, ana certainly
feared. ' " With Ownle, you mean.
8orra a bit of it, Oulia;but Martin
Martin the master. Poor Qwnie has
nothing." ' -
He's promised Heverana 1 farm.
father." :-. - r
" No, my dear: it's me that has Her-
eran's houldin'," Martin said with a sin
ister smile; " and it'a me you're going to
- Owen walked up to his brother, and
looking him straight in the face, said in
a clear, calm voice : ' What do you mean,
Martin MaoDermoti?" .
- " What 1 said just now that I got
Here Bran's houldin, and took my oath
to marry Julia O' Byrne j I told it to her
father half an hour ago."
"You mean to say yon are goin' be
tween me and the colleen I love the
colleon I have loved since she was up to
my knee! You' mean to say you are
goin between me and these few dirty
acres of Heveran's that I axed first, and
bespoke; between your only brother and
all the hopes of peace he ha in this
world yon, ; that has full and plenty,
Im gain to marry Julia," Martin re
plied with sullen determination.
"Julia, what do you say?" ? Owen
asked turning to the girl, who stood si
lently weeping. ' " . . . . .
r 'X musfc answer for" her," O'Byrne
said. "I promised her to Martin, onl
1 m not goin back on my word, 1 can
tell you. What have you to Show? How
do you mean' to keep hen
"What do you say, Julia?
"I wis to slick to you, Ovnie, and
never marry any one else never, never.
aa 4. nope lor mca:
God bless you for them words.
darlin'! ' Only be trae and faithful, and
I u soon nave a cabin lor you some
where. . - ,. ,
"Julia !" said her father, raising his
hands - to heaven, "if you: marry that
boy, ever speak - to him, eve think of
him, I'll curse you on my -bare kuees !
You don't know what a father's curse is,
Don t bring it on my child, if you love
me. ever come across ner again
Ownie JVlaclermott :
"You heat that' Julia."5' What am
to- do V Owen asks.' .--tifj . j.s j
Go awav and. never come near me
again, or ne U curse me, Lwiae. to
away. ... r - 1.
Uwen MacUermott stooa perfectlv
still for a few minutes, and then raising
his eyes" to heaven; and with the rmpe-
taoHtty of. young , Jracrnan, called
down a bitter curse on his only brother,
" May von never be happier than l am
new, 6lepinj tr waking.iMay every
toirtg you put your nana to suns to oust
and- aahesl - Max yoar children live to
liiate and dishonor you. Martin MaeDer
mott! ..And with , one . look r at the
trembling "Julia, Owen rapidly' passed
out into the cold dartnestfor tne Marcn
evening, and was seen no more in fjas-
tlegar. Ten pounds oij tne money lext
him by-his J ather he took; the remain
der lay in tne bank, liut wliicn side
he-went or what became of him no one
knew-""'i'' ' i---r.K-4-,-,-t.-i- : '
A .year passed away, and then MLehaei
O'Byrne died; and Julia, from, sheer in
ability to resist any longer,, became the
wife of " Martin MacDermott; ' though
she feared the very' sound of his voice,
and trembled at his touch. ' He was a
tyrant but she scarcely headed that, for
sh had no will, and no wish to do any
thing out wnat fi& Daae ner. sue nad
children, bn one after . another thev
sickened and died, and things in general
oegan to go wrong, wiui niarun; ms
shabby currisnness making bun general-
ai aisuaea. vvnenTney were ten years
married, JuKa dijed in giving birth to
twinav a fine healthy boy and glrL Both
lived, and all the affection thesr father
had for anything ne centered on the boy
he called J)arby, after his own father.
The little girl, J ulia, -he cared nothing
about, allowing tier 10 grow up just as
beat shs could.-The farm Martin, took so
treacherously, from .his brother, he gave
up long before, as nothing ever sown
there proftpered, andlndeed.acreby acre.
the Upland Farat had beert going for
fears. Darby MacDermott grew up to
e a fine, handsome man, first and fore
most in every mischief the village could
rallord; and" at twenty years of age got
transported for seven years for treason-
felony,-as-h had taken., an active part
drover. Owen offered his services, and
aa he appeared a guiterespectable young
man tney were acceptea as once. J. bey
reached Dublin in . threa days, and tlien
started forJLnverpool, vheraOen eald
good-bye to his cattle jobbers, and took
passage to America in the Oolden
Cross.,' On board he made ' himself so
useful and agreeable to the captain,
that he gave, him a ' recommendation
to a merchant in New York, who took
mm. into : ms omce. . x or nve vears
Owen : worked imtientlr and steadrlv.
and then his master bromoted hirn to Kr
a clerk; and so on from step to step,. his
pwens uuuubs maustry raisfta lnn, till
ne Decame partner m one of the first
firms in the great city. Then,, when he
paused to consider that he was1 rich and
independent, and a gentleman,, came
home-longings. ; The Upland farm, the
lane where he last walked with Jnlm.
the quiet little market town all used
to come before bim as he sat 'in. his
grand ' lonely house; and at-.laet be re
solved to pay his, native place a visit.
He arrived at Uort late on the after
noon of the 16th of March, and deter
mined to remain quiet till the next day,
when he felt sure of meeting his broth-
sr Martin. It was just thirty years since
uwen ieii ms native - place, and- there
were fewer changes in the duH little
country than he anticipated far fewer
changes than in himself. But when St.
Patrick's day darned elear and. frosty,
ne coma not rear, and started early in
the well-remembered direction of the
upiana iarm. . jaowms 01a Heart beat
as lie drew near-tne Old cabin, weather
stained and desolate, ' which' had been
the heme of Julia; and how it stood
still as he reached the level field of oats
which waa just coming over ground
where his father's "house stood. Faint
and sick he entered the first cabin he
came to. and asked a drink of . w; ter.
A wretched old woman, seeing now
white he looked, asked him . to take s
stool, which he did, and after a few min
utes silence, he began to ask some ques
tions about the. place.- A young : girl.
with a face that would-have been pretty
but for its sulky expression, and a quan
tity of fair nair negligently hanging
over ner snomaers, tooKea up from a
heap-of flax she wa carding, and- ex
amined the stranger., attentively, as he
asked the old woman what had become
of the MacDermotts.
"Come here. Judy, and tell his honor
what became of : Martin MacDermott
and his blessed family. , This is his
"And Martin, what has become of
him? Is he dead?" Owen asked, breath
lessly.' . .
"No, it would -be a good job if he
waa," the girl said sullenly; "he's in
iue poor nouse 1. , ,
Owen buried his face, in his hands.
and wept aloud. Surely his curse had
fallen hot and heavy; far, far hotter and
neavier titen be meant it should.. , "(Jirl!
did you ever hear of your uncle .Owen?
I am he. Take me to your father. And
this is Julia's daughter! I might have
Known; you are so like hr. " r.. .-,
It waa hard to make poor old Martin
MacDermott understand that his brother
had .come back, and was richand will
ing to help him; but when it did dawn,
on his feeble mind his sorrow and his
gratitude were touching to behold,
j.ake me away, uvma take .me away
from Ballybane. I can never hould up
1 my neact among tne neighbors agatn.
uiuo m. iu a puur, li uacn uvwu umu
creature; but I have a small taste of the
spirit of the MacDermotts left . yet,- in
spite of all my troubles. Take me an
Julia away,. Ownie.
'There was now ' demonstrated a beau
tiful instance of magnanimity., Owen
took his brother, and his niece to New
York, but Martin did . not long, -Jive "to
enjoy the splendid home of Owen, , Six
months after they landed he died, with
out any visible or local cause simply of
a broken, heart. : Julia took her place as
mistress of her uncle's . establishments
and beforo "very long married the son of
his partner, and had a fine house of her
own: and when Darbf'a term -of trans
portation expired, his uncle took him to
live : with lum. Xhe, your) ma u nad
learned a severe lesson, but he profited
by it; and now is one of tbe mott pros-.
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perons ana esieemea mercaams iu new
lorfc. His children ehmb o& the knees
of a white-haired, gentle old man they
call Uncle Owen, 'and he sometimes says
to Darby, as- he strokes his eldest- boy's
golden curls: " Your Owen is like me,
nephew- I can see. that I'm a happy old
man. 1 could not nave been so nad x
committed any horrid act of vengeance
"In doins; good for" evil I 'feel that I am
truly bleat." . - -, r , - .
A KOKWEGIAN WEDDIXG.
f wl watchad them from the other
v- ' 9 cf the hedge, or heard the mutWed
r-f c H that were Jbuiled after thenC or
i. Lai-: ht not Lave ex joyed the remain-
iatncl's L'y li -Irtlutd, forty
yt ra & , usea ja. 19 very fi.-Teut
1r u&i it is ..now;, and .wba Jniia
C J-ia &od OwenHaei;drm&U entered
in the rebellion of 1848. Julia was ah
idle, careless girL who -pent her time
gossiping m the neighbor's ' house, -in-
stead- of taiang- v 01 .ner latlier
weak, helpless Jeld roan, who toiled
early and. late trying . to keep a roof
over his head. All his wretched schemes
had turned out feslr. '"They had hot
in them the ring1 of sf straightforward
and honest man. Aboye all, the trouble
and disgrace of his son Darby complete
ly broke Mm down, and he took to his
bed, only : wiping and : wanting to die.
' It's the curse, it's O wide 'a own curse.'
alone without a soul to hand hinreyen
"drink of water-.1 "Bur. I tuight have
knewn it wouj rosaie.. & at
At larti tlx crax of . Martin JUad-
Dermcti a- mSeasiS, , was reached,' the
meaaure "of ' his runi f oment tllesi CP
wor tiir a years t.e nw nov paia ft re s
penee ol "icJit, nd diisposseesed.
tmrned ctttef the houas in.whjcb he was
born, and hi father and irrandftther be
fore bim, to die by the way-r-left heme
lesTand frieUdiess by the' roadside tsx
dreary KovembeT.moming. ' ;i - r , i
liemembering Jtiis uaxiotloeas to an
only brother, his barshnees to his poor.
timid, patient wife,, his blind indulgence
of his son in the face of patent facts; his
total negl&ct Of "his . only dau'bter, and
his mean scheming character there were
few to pity Martin MacDermott in his
trouble,, and bo he was taken to tha
workhouse, bis house 'knocked down.
and not a trace left of what had once
been a happy homes tsad.."- " -
:' And Owen, when he left the tent th
ever memorable St. Patrick's night, it
was with the resolve of going away for
ever gnywbere so that he was far frum
tb.e place wheh fc.d euctdcr 3 v become
ua-;iai 10, jcira. xe yt&izea. an m.-rht,
- - J t . t. 1 ...n ' .a 1 . - -' .
The Source "of Salt
The sea depends on the disintegration
of rocks on land - for ' saltl , It does'
originate' in oceans' and seas: Bains
wash it and hold-it in Bolutloh as parti-
dea are liberated by violenoe, -'decom
position, and gradual v action of many
natural lorcea. , au streamlets and .riv
ers, tnereforC, are constantly transpor t-
ing salt to the' sfea. If there is more
than an be beld in- solution, then it ac
cumulates in. masses at very deep points.
ram the Sew York Evening port. , . .
rln the more remote parts' of Norway
many or the ? o a eustoms wcmsjj- naye
fallen into rtisuse. inline www sua
their environs are staU kept, up among
thel neasantrv.' Weddings are .events
of great importance, ( and the occasions
or much rejoicing among we maimu
and neighbors of ih& happy oouple.
The village does its utmost to celebrate
the 5 event with quaint costumes atd
curious, ornaments. " "' ' " r .
It was my good'fortune to Te in the
-1 . .1 nvH
one summer day, when two suosiantaai
peasants were united in wedlock, iub
day before that fixed for the ceremony
the guests began to arrive. Stalwart
men and, sunburned maidens . came
tramninir down from the mountains or
rowed up to' the landing-place of the
village from neighboring hamlets;
wnicn nestled under the dins on tne
fiord... The men were clad in blue
homespun and the women in their: oj
dinary rough and rwell-worn dresses.
Kar.li, of the latter however, earned a
brreh-wood boos containing. her finery.
and those who were married, a spotless
and well-starched cap. Tne boxes were
iraudilv nainted in red, green and yel
low, and were ornamented, in addition,
with the same of tne- owner and date
of her birth...-. 1 - 1 i' r -... ,
Late in the afternoon the "fiittin," at
it is called in Scotland, took place.
The dowry of the bride linen clothes
and household -lurnirore-was puea up-
on a cart. jaen oox ana araate was
marked with the bride a name, and date
of her birth, and of her intended mar- ding finery.
riage. "xngeoorg margaien, iune 13,
18WJ. Gift July 10, 187-t" Margalen
means the daughter of Mar gal, for it is
in this' Scriptural manner that women
are always, and men often designated
Norway. When the cart had been
loaded, the bridegroom, leading the
horse, started in the direction of his
home, followed by his future wife with
a basket of cake on her arm, and all Hie
married women of the -tillage. None
of the actors in this little scene appeared
to enjoy themselves very mncn, if one
could judge of their feelings from their
loo is. The members .of this bridal
party considered themselves engaged iu
verv serious bus ness. indeed, tne pro
cession marching . .solemnly along with
downcast eyes would have lieoomes
funeral better than it did the beginning
. 15; . . 1 'mi 1 -
01 a j. wetiumg xesnvai. iu unue,
having distributed her cakes, and the
household effects 'having been safely
placed in the. bridegroom's house, the
party broke up. During the evening
the young men and maidens amused
themselves in dancing tne "spring
dance to the music of flutes and fid
dles:' ext morning ' about 11 o'clock
we . were . informed that the bridal
party ,were approaching. Having
seated ourselves on a stone wall by the
roadside, we waited patiently "for their
appearance. At length we saw tnem
winding along the narrow roau wnere it
crossed the brow of a hill about half a
mile distant. First came the , bride and
crroom hand in-hand, passing slowly
along, with downcast eyes. About them
were the men of the place. Aiser inese
canie the married women, and last of ail;
the erirls and children of . the village
The little procession made a ! pretty ap
pearancethe white caps of "the women
shinrno- in the bright sunlight, and the
red in their costumes making brilliant
contrast with their blue akirts and the
dark dress of the men. Of course every
one was in his or her best; the bride be
ing particularly noticeable in her wed
ding finery. . . . -f s
On her head was a J?audy crown, per
haps twelve inches high, ornamented
with .beads, bead work and gold.. A
band-of bead work around her1 forehead
formed the base of the crown. From
this rose wires, covered with red thread,
supporting a circle, of. gold lozenges,
measuring about , two inches from point
to "point. Above these' lozenges tne
wire spread but ttfltil the circumference
of the crown at their tips became twice
as great as that of the band about the
bead. irom. the tips of these wires
were suspended strings of the large
white, "red -and blue beads,- about four
inches long, ending in a little plate of
so-called - gold. The ybrwurs hair was
oombedi down her- back, and over
it . .lay..-.. three broad ribbojp.
covered " with- beadwork, from the
bride s "" neck - a - scarf, stiff
ifth 'embroidery- and beadwork:'9 hung
down almost to the ground. Her hands
were ,tadden-;-exeept when jhe. groom
had possession of one of tbem -in a sort
of a muff of embroidered muslin, with
an edge- of open work.i,sThe rest of her
eostame-consisted of ajdark blue home
spun, skirt, 4 over which, hung a white
apron, a white shirt of not very fine
mate rial, and a clbse-fitung,
The clersrvman havinar entered the
chancel an octagonal space railed off
at one'erid f -chureb' aid having at
the -back , a screen , of oak. ornamented
with Be vera! gaudy pictures-the cere
mony began. - First, the clerk sang a
very nasal solo,- then there was" an ex
nortatjon lasting nearly an hour, then
the clergyman chanted, the clerk sang
another psalm, the clergyman': joined
tne hands of the couple Placed his
right hand first ton the head of the wo-
T: an, then on that of the man, blessed
them, and they . were man and. t wife.
J. he couple then rose from their knees,
and followed by the more ! liberal of.
their kinsman, walked to the clerk s
desk, "on the left of the chanceL and
dropped a Jew coins' into the alms-chest.
They then walked entirely around the
chancel and behind the screen to their
original place in front of it. Then an
other prayer was made, the clergyman
first,' then many of the spectators shook
hands with bride and eroom. and then
au ieiB tne cnurcn. The marriage cer
emony lasted about three-craartera of ax
hour, and. was rather a trying ordeal for
the many children present. ; - -.
, After leaving the church, the happy
pair retired to the house of a near rela
tive who uved close bv the church.
where they received the congratulations
of their friends.. For three days bride
ana groom are expected to receive all
comers, and to entertain them with
feasting ' and ' dancing: On the other
hand, each guest Is expected to bring
some small present, usually some food.
to te usea in tne wedding festivities.
At the conclusion of the wedding feast
the bride's ; mother and the other
matrons present strip her of her wed-
and substitute 1 for it the
stately eap and dress of a married wo
A TAX SHIRKER.
vest of brilliant red stuff, cut low. in
front to show the silver filagree breast
pin, and Other ornaments in the, bosom
of the shirt. , The lower part of -the
shirt Dc som, .however, la usually cover
ed &r a nana i Dead work, the various
colored beads of which form, a sort of
Baying American Goods Abroad.
One sometimes meets with American
goods unexpectedly abroad., A friend
last year purchased at a shop in Paris
ori"e of the little, gold-plated and rubber
telescope pencils, such as are made and
sold in great number on this side of the
Atlantic, for which he paid fifteen
francs, A few days afterwards, when inf
Xjondon, he noticed the same article iu
a " shop window, and being so -well
pleased with his first purchase be en
tered the premises and bought a dupli
cate, prioe IU ahilhngs. " J. his ss less
than they asked me for the same thing
in Paris, said our buyer. ; '"Yes," -answered
our dealer, .always ready to make
a point against bis Parisian competitors;
we .always, sell lower in Juondon
than in Paris." Our friend waa cn
his way home, and when he cot down
to Liverpool espied the identical object
or ma lancy again in a jLaverpool win-
Low. l;t us go in and ask the price
of those pencils here." he . said" to his
lady companion. They did so, and were
roiu, to ms astonishment, tnattne price
was eight shillings, and he was again
tempted to purchase one as a present
for a friend. , I thought these pencils
were made m Jaris, said our mend.
" but find the further I go the cheaper
they are. I paid fifteen francs in Paris.
ten shillings in Xjond.cn, and now you
seu me one . lor eight shillings.
' Well," said the dealer, " when you get
to America you'll find them cheaper
sun, tor they were made-over there.
And .so lfc. proved, tor thsy can be
bought in Boston or New York for about
$15 a dozen.
1 i Wonders Sever, Cease.
An old resident of Horsehesds writes
us from the West:. 4 "Will science come
to the rescue ? A great commotion has
been raised m ijenawee county, Michi
gan, aad justly, too,) Over a quantity
of bones and two horns of massive pro
portions, .which were exhumed in clear
ing a ditch, about twelve.' miles south
west pf Adrian, on lands of Mr. Tuttle.
I was kindly piloted to the spot by Mr.
Daniel JFisk living near the ditch
drains, a , large tract of . low land tim-"
bered by black ash thick as a canebreak.
Obstructions . were being, removed, by
Mr. Tuttle, when the wondexs were
unveiled. -Some 'seven feet below the
surface, , and after . r much digging.
large .quantity , 01, bones ... were .
found which are in good state of pre
servation. After" viewing the ground
we repaired to Mr. Tuttle 's residence
and were kindly received and granted a :
view of the strange relics, and received
all the information asked for. I took a
measurement of one of the horns, which
is quite curved and without twist, and
would lie on a level surface and touch
from base to point. The distance by
tape line on outer curve, from tip te
base, was nine feet", nine inches; on
straight line from base to point, six feet
three inches; widest point from straight
line to outside-curve, three feet five
inches 1 diameter at base, eight inches;
weight. 175 pounds.. Measurement was
sleeveless frnade by myself, not given 'by Mr. Tut-
Keh Us T.4a. Uielcardeu.
' from the Sew TorkTira.
Henry H. JaaUes, a well-knbwn and
wealthy, resident of -East Orange, J.,
was placed on trial- yesterday . in the
Essex County Court of . Quarter. Ses
sions', On an indictment charging him
with perjury, lhe case is one of, thn
ref erred to ;u a l te presentment of the
grand jury,- caning attention , to the,
manner in which wealthy men evade the
payment of txes, by investing all their
avaiiaue ana aaxaoie capital in untaxa
ble. United' States becdi .on the day
when the assessment is levied, and sell
ing them a day or two afterwards. . In
opening tne case, - irroseoutor Abel
briefly-reeited -the alleged facts.; He
said that in making a sworn statement
of his property, n . May 20th, the day
on which the assessment is made, Mr.
Jaques put down the balance he had in
bank at 8533.53 and in the list of his cred
itors be ! included the National Newark
Banking Company, and said he was in
debted to' thm in the sum of 835.000.
The prosecution proposed to show that
the sworn return was false,' and that it
was made to set off against his property
debts which had no existence in fact.
Instead of $333.53, Mr. Jacques had a
balance in bank of $25,000, and he
owed the bank .only $10,000. On the
19th of May the defendant handed the
bank a demand note for $25,000, and on
the same day he deposited a check for
that amount, oatea tne zoa 01 Aiay.
just tiding over the 20th. The object
of thia was to enaDie mm to swear that
on the 20th he owed the bank $25,000,
when in point or lact ne did not owe it
anything, Decause 01 .tne check.
Thomson O. Munn, assessor of East
Orange, was the first witness called,
and be identified tne sworn statement
made to him by the defendant. J. New.
ton Morehouse, bookkeeper of the bank.
produced a transcript of the" ledger
showing that on the 20th and 21st of
May, Mr. Jacques had a balance of
$25,568.53 to his credit. This closed
the vase . for . the State. . The de
fense, which is '. represented'" by
CJourtlandt arker and A. CK Jleasby,
while admitting v that Mr. Jacques
had sought to evade -the psyment of
taxes, denied that he had been guilty of
willful perjury. It is claimed that this
action was perfectly legal, although
from a moral standpoint, it might not
be exactly upright and fair minded.
Other wealthy men is the community
do precisely the same thing, and are not
called to account. The main point upon
which -the defense depended -lor a ver
dict was that Mr. Jaques took the- note
to the bank to have it discounted, and
that he made arrangements with the
cashier to -purchase bonds with the pro
ceeds. He thought that the check
which he had deposited at the same time
was dated the 10th instead of : the 23d.
The' cashier failed to invest the proceeds
of the note as he had agreed to do, and
hence the balance in Jaque's favor of
which he was unaware at the time of
making the sworn statement. The case
is still on. ' "
Across the Street,
'' BTT. B. ATXIBJCH. ...
T'Bifliairirit ana knows
I watch her, as she comes and goes ;
'T-wocder if she dreams of it. - !
Sitting and working at mj rhymes,". ;
I weave her sunny; hair at times. , -i
Into my verse, or gleams of it.:
Upon her window-ledge is set -
A box of flowering mignonetta ; . '
Morning and night she tends to. them,
The senseless flowera, that not oaro .
To kiss that strand of loosened hair, -;;
i- As pretUtr she bend to them. . .
Into that box of mignonette, , , .
-. Borne morning as aha tends to them !
Dear me ! I see the sweet K ocd rise
And bloom about her cheeka and eyes
And bosom, as aha bends to them 1 ' "'
.-j , -v Atlantic.
4L J ZIvTZJL. T - -rLIi35 T5 I ooiorea rjeaaa ea which lonn. a sort 01
i-here he had soma breakfast, .sad at tlie
inn .he ..entered into, cnveiras'oa with
some men who were roisg to lia'id
with eattle, and were in want fd a
Texas, as welt as that mountain ef rook'
sait m taj Domno were ooll at
the bottom of ancient, seas. r which are
now ' C3j ..land, remote from-, water
There . ore places- ih ''Africa where'
the process of dMhtegratKhi of '- salt
from xock is rapidlyoiiig ori, but there
is Bote water power enough tor force it
onward to the sea. enoe the particles
are spread ' abroad and mixed with the
eofl. -The negroes of "Kortherh.4 Africa
Imvihg difvereditedistributkat where
there is: no water ;to iaeoiy'in
ground, leaeh ii.v. In? that -way they
separate the 'salt. Bait 'pervades the.
earth, ft exists in the grasses arid most
vegetable rnxdeto -6b' wtuea animals
feed. In utat way they derive enough
rnjcsoefc cojia tries to meet the, demands
of, their natures. , Theyquire as much
as civilized humanity. 4Wtth" them salt
is neoeasarV.' as with ourselves: forkeeo-
imrthe rran9)f vision' 4nf good fft&il-
jiitieni 'Stop iise BippJy Jmd biindaejj
t?pa!d ensna ,y wj.' N s j
H ' TiVEaoea Spider aiTJ lis tTor.'
''' Tn a-ivtntaA3resS' before the Smith.
eoniatt Institution; Dr. -O.- tiiceusn
gives the following itttiaeeSig-rtpoit
the eurioue little balloon spider and-its
work, and the account will be received
bv our readers, we' trust." with special
Interest; in1 -view of our recent fUustra
ted. aeooemte of iextam:. insect won
der a. J', . VI i once, observed," says the
writes "one of ,these spiders at work in
he tipper, corner of an open" outside
door-eh nttelf. She was1 Bpinning gossa-
mef, of which site was 'f "wmtng a bal
loon, and elk.finjer to heithorax was a
little cluster of young -spiders. ,S,ho
fini&hful im the lxdv of 'the balloon.
threw out the ' long "bowlines, which
were fluttering and napping ia the now
csntlv ' inore&sinar breeze. - Be vera!
lninnts before she got all ready far
ascension, she seemed to be fixing the
botiora : sct ' widening 1 her hammock
eLFTied L..;Jdoa; and now the' tese-ze
l .... 7 xtiiit ase tacvea. o iza e&wis
in tke-Bt8rB.:Bered...-iti .aad-feor craft
boarded . ur-ward. : ? and. . soarsnsr awsy
it ot inward, was soon beyosii scope of
I the other men wore suits of dark blue
liaroir attractive, formed a good back-
grouna for the brilliant colors of the
women's dress,;- v .-.,
jxne atner women 01 the party wore
white, shirts, red or green bodices, and
blue skUTS cut -exactly tike the bride 's.
The1 -head-gear : was byj far the most
striking part of the women's -dress, and
is the badge which dietinfirttishea. the
mimed from the sinrifi. The unmas
ried girls wore their hair in two long
plaits, tied .together ' af the ends with
ribDons. - - as- -they usually have very
ugly-shaped heads, this is not a very be-
coromg lasnion, .ana it is perhaps tor
mis reason tust tne matrons condemn
them to thia severe, sunplicify ; while
they cover - their -isnx' heads with tr-
csendou Msaps. -fThie cap j im?- saew
whitfii and iy starched; and fluted with
tne ,greatesf icare. F,u tront it, is no
fluted and resembles a small poke bon
net' EtiingMosoHeheheaS T-Orrthe
sewa er 3B anu-immeie. bew.
Hs. which is' undoubtedly correct. An
examination of such tilings makes food
for reflection. JElmira Advertiser. '
u Sunset Pet Gesture.
A fair correspondent or the Boston
Globe who haa pntserviewed "feunset
rvi-r. wrifM of , the conversation as
follows:- "I meekly remarked, v 'Thaf
forefiTiger of yours often does execu
tion in puncturing your antagonist and
nnnetnatmB? vour sentences at torn same
r . i - 1 -r l
time ! -'Did you ever notice-now J. use
it? Of course T had. but he illustra
ted the creature practically,' and it is
most unusual one, so 111 describe, it
ipro Whfo- he rises to - speak his
desk is in the front row-rhe jerks off hut
nMluma. lettmar them swing py their
cord, steps back np the aisle, talkirg
all the time in a most "rapid fashion. ; He
throws back the skirt Of his owatou the
left side-thruats nia iei nana, into b
pocket in the pet American style, nods
that remarkable head in emphatic bobs,
Inrtfca ni ifa funnv thought now origin-
f in hia. braiuB.' and then out goes
finger iff shsrpfe& poipd , forward and
downward in s suoesairo - uwretuwusi,
that made one think 6f the pecks , a
wtnrftifl rhinten -administers to its foe.
Soa the" ara swta-st mmtrte byhia
aiAa, iiun ha holds the band easily m
n nnwATH Txwrare, wciuikuik
i ' frinsr? ..iemSi Watoh Ithe
, A Pet Lobster., .
A journalist met with a strange pet
the other day when - paying ' a visit
While he was talking he noticed some
thing moving on the carpet, which was
neither dog nor .cat. On looking again
he saw that it was a fine ' lobster,'' dark
graV. spotted with red, and thought
must have escaped from the kitchen.
The lady of the house smiled, and. said,
"I must tell you the history of my pet.
Some months ago I bought a lobster
and as it was not wanted for dinner my
cook left it in the water in the- kitchen.
I was going to a ball that- night, and
being ready I sat in an ; easy chair and
fell fast asleep. Suddenly I sprang np
from the pain of a sharp bite in my
foot,' and I saw the lobster biting it. I
started up ran to the kitchen. No one
being there, and a cloth in front of the
stove had caught fire. . It was' soon es
tinguished, but I have kept thd lobster
ever since out of gratitude-." It has its
basin of cold water, and seems to recog
nize its mistress, and . is so . fond of
musicthat.it is always drawn toward the
piano, whenever she plays.' " .
Mus4 TJiexterowi Sikhs.-: & Xi-.. :, J
Some remarkable feats joI skill were
recently performed at Bhopal, -in, India,
by the Sikh .Cavalry. A. sheep was
suspended on a sort of gibbet, and the
men-were to ride past and : cut at it.
Captain Bnller, conamandant of the
Central Indsa Horse, divided the sheep
at one single cut; but although nearly a
hundred cuts were made at . another
carcass by the men at -various -times,
not one succeeded in severing it.'i. Cap
tain Buller was destined to; perform the
coup de grace which he did in fine
style, and, and the lower end of the car
cass dropped in one single cut with his
peculiarly snapea eian scimetar. Alter
this another very dexteseus feat, which
ia common to the Skihs, was perform
ed. This consists in throwing circular
shaped steel quoits at anything. The
old Sikhs throw these quote with dead
ly aim-and have been known to de
capitate scores xt their enemies at night
without making the slightest noise.
They generally throw with their left
hard.' and the aubit whirrs-' at an awful
speed with as straight and precise a
course as a bullet. -k
eSil Dt.ichjf rie fasten ad in-tv.sf at
i59 u9ui ,jia nsa ioiEt xous inches I .wrtw? fnr teX.
semMlhalarti handkerchief. 4i rolled next groapyoungateratha you see
a:eornerriestiBJt m each shonMer and I W ten.d 0PJb
one hanging down to the waiate. .As
may be imagined, these white ton-knots
give the woman a very stately and pecu
liar appearance. - 4At-, the Jirafe -glance
they appear to.;he all caprX iTo return to
the wedding. 1.
When the bridal party had arrived at
tne cnurcn, m principals retired to a
hoUbe near by and the rest of the party
Atnad aDOUI tua vaHioa- aoor. white a
deputation proceeded to. a house not far
off to ask the clergyman to perform the
. " A tr"' K Th o A ji
twenty miles iho day before-fox this ex-
preee p'arposo! sonseaw and soon
entered tne cusreu, ,xe wore a lona
black pown. and anUizabelhan ru3
about Li3 neck" &liar the clerff ?.n
the bri.ial party siiade their wet ia the
chcroh in a ra liar eonfrused assBiisr, tie
mea t&iang taeir seats - oa tae n,- -a
hand side of the aisle and the. women
and children on the lex?.
wards instead of 1orwardand you have
Sunset ! Cox's pet ana pecunar ge-
turew-- nr:f?tv -1 - v .
ir 1:4.11a Kn-M vlnwn in Maiuef becrin
liu, . . V .
write letters easy, ilere is one that
fiinv in Auburn wrote to his
brother the otuer aay: . - jl,s yow
r.Har .inhnv. aon s eat nail 01
nn and leavthe other all torne and bit
ten or the" crust at the sides of your
.i.ien the niffuara Eiri wu uuv vu
fi, hm awav. von wuld wast the
VAl a V " : - ' f ' . m
v.r,-l that nana dvb xor us bjiii
bri jet makes." ,
-n nf it in to r reserve everything
ir A innre. stiu heart, ana let were
for every puise a tnan&sgiviiig, mu
every breath a sod g. Gossner. - ,
T7rv ia a man never knocked down
-a-:-nfli hia will 1 Because it u lmposst-
Lie to fall unless Inclined.
A Singular Operation. " -
The Terre' Haute J&urnal says that
oil Wednesday "week ir. otevens re
moved from the throat of George: Wil
kinson, m the Southern part of 1 Vigq
Conntv. Indiana, a bean that had been
lodged in the trachea for sit years. The
patient is aooct thirty-nve years 01 age.
Be was toying Wish ai bean dn his
mouth, and. swallowed or attempted to
swallow at. six .vears ago. and ieit . some
slight obstruction at the time.; . Shortly
afterward and suioe "that- time1 tie has
experienced all- the symptoms of
asthma, and has made use of the usual
remedies for the complaint without any
success. JJr. &tevens naa some time-
ago removed a bean from the trychea of
a child, 'Snd suspeoted that this was
the ease with,.Mxw Wilkins, especially as
herbad very fine Inngs. He found the
bean lodsred in the trachea, imbedded
in alvmnh that had lermedJ xrafcaK.
It was a common white aoup beaw, and
it bad been there, so long that when
takSQ ont it crumbled like soft.chalk,
! jso lw F0i' ana oah. -
It is believed by -some ! scholars that
Fohi, the fii t King of China, is ideuti-
selves claim that Eobi waa no father; and
Noah,aJthoughsubsequent to the flood
the great prog nitor of the race, was
himself at that ume latnerieas. x he
mother bf Fbhi w e aid to have "borne
him. encompassed with- a rainbow an
-evident allusion to the bow of promise
revealed to jxoan as the sign 01 uoa s
covenant.'' Fohi is represented - o have
reared'seven kinds of- creatures, which
he sacrificed to the: Great Supreme
Noah atao took into the ark clean beasts
and fowls bv sevens, which he ottered
to the CiaA nf heaven as burnt offerings.
Fohi is represented as drawing of the
waters which had deluged - the carta,
tuns usjdeatifyiiJg him witSx Che uood.
V Bvxacxjmova for fwrmsrs liT stoek
and plough-shares. .
. -All Sorts of Pars(rrfhs.
Knr Waarr eigars-Plorida fnmers.
A poob relation Telling an anecdote
Teh easiest way to pay a gas bill is to
Miss Eu2JL"Weathkebt is starring in
the far south. - c "
Oxtb late Treasurer was a toiler as well
a Spinet?, " -:4- ''--
Ths Vokea Family ia ulavinsf iu a
new extravaganza at ha Adelphi, Don
don. :-...'-..'.:.-,?,.- .u r- ......
MrsHTS Mxnrts , Mcuik J oaquin's
wife, is training her eldest daughter for
the stage. ...v.. .... .j ...
A CoiiOXaso audience presented a
musical prodici" with m gold riddle an
inch long. - . - -'
IiBss sTOnT and more fan is Rev.
Robert Collyer's view on the education
01 young children, v r
Nibxo's Tbkatbb. New York, is tem
porarily elosed for repairs and re-orna-
mentation. ' .j--
Ix Russia a commission is to examine
the expediency of reducing the number
of holidays. - . ...... ,
Miss Faknt Davknpobt will star in
San Francisco, New Orleans .and other
cities next season "s J'J '
NaV Yorkbbs say Aimee has returned
from Cuba with a renewed supply of
voice and spirits, ',!.-. -
Thkt have barking cats in Allen town,
Pa. That is, .the hungry felines take
the bark off fruit trees.
Questions of the day One I or two f
z, s or e r able os loie 1 u in or u out 1
Thby have the ' Dotta vest in San
Franoisco. 1 .x:, --- - . '
Coiorado stiffly protests that she has
Santa Ana's $700 saddle adorns a
Trb great unknown Those who
don't advertise. Graphic .
-- Comppijsobt education Learning a
trade in the state prison. ; .v
Whin a barber V. pole falls on your
head, consider it a bad sign. .. . . .
. Thb time to put a stop to il When
you get to the end of a sentence.
. Ik a recent boar hunt in France one
wild boar disabled twenty dogs, and
was only conquered by a bullet. ,
t Mus. Bavakd TatxiOH is translating
her husband's History of Germany into
the German language.
When Julia Was told that John was a
teetotaller she suddenly found that her
own fears were dissipated. f . , -'
Life is a sum; and it becomes . us to
doit properly, as it can be done but
onoe. - .-:-.. jivi:s t.
Pueahttkk is certainly made up of
something finite and something infinite
meeting together. j -
A vbtebah shopkoeper says that al
though his clerks are very talkative dur
ing the day, they are -always ' ready to
shut up at night. ',-.-;.'
STBAWBEBsras were in the San Fran
cisco market, at $2 a pound, on the 11th
of March, a month earlier than usual.
Grn. John C. Fbkmont has decided to
take up his permanent residence in Vir
ginia City, Nevada. ..
A HAFPr thought comes frpm a happy
heart; it will come from no other, but it
will go to another, n ,-i :- s v.':t--;
Mark Twain has a two-year old boy
weighing 100 pounds. Aney can nim
the broad innocent. ,
Thb readiest and best way to find out
what a future duty will be; is to do
present xluty. " - ;' :.?,',!'' .
Who can measure the power of a
great -idea 4 Armies : fight r in vain
-against it, and nations yield to its sway.
Thkbb are words which are worth as
much as the" best actions, for they con
tain the germ of them lkMme. Swct-
Thb Anchor line .on Saturday began
the Scotch .mail service, and its boats
will hereafter rank among the mail
steamers. ' . '"'
Tme National Butter and Egg Asso
ciation has resolved that artificial color
ing is a legitimate part of the art of
butter making. ' -. . -
A eevolvkr with which five of its
previous owners had committed suicide
was sold at auction in Paris,' the other
day..-" V "i.'irf - '' i''":-'
Axfokso will not permit "his subjects
to kneel at his feet or kiss his hand,
which shows him to be a sensible fel
low, , !.,..: , f--,.si:,,si .r-..3.
Tax i copyright of a single pieoe of
music, uoote a --rnuce juuperuu va-
lop," was recently soia sj auction in
London to 300. - fiW. . .
A Wtt.t.t fMrartna- man woke his wife.
the ether night, and, in-startled tone
of voice, iniormeaf ner, mat ne had
swallowed a dose of strychnine "Well,
you iool."- said Bher-'Ue buu or it
may come up.'ff' -- ' ' -.L v
' A gssxlbxulu who. naa oeen indulg
ing the great North American privilege
of getting drunk,aya he was holding
to a lamprposiy iau no bwu h ne let go
tbe post felt oomp absx auie last
thing .re0iembpa.vfc:- '".
; j&oxiBOpi n Balfimore'claims to have
seen a phantom dog one night recently.
This is enoouraging to us aad all ethers
who have long wished, to see phantom
dogs supercede every ether sort, , ,
.TBcssi aland, a hsppy lano,.
Buihaw ehsJl I gtst tiiere!
, i Straight dewii he erookl lane.'
, Aid right arcuad the nivie.XIood.
Pat bought a sheep's-head, and waa '
writing downethe recipe" tor cooking ifc
when a JS made off with it. " Pat gave
chase a ntue way, snouting, "tJome
back id me sneep s neaa, you sobber.
ve I" but aftet a stur,j.Titt had to give in
. . . .. 1. . .. 1. . .
deaueat - uva uunouwu iiimseii.
to cuke it, . " p, TV l1-'
T r belongs id every large nature hn
it is not under the immediate vtmer nf
i-some strange unquestiojffiiri. ernfion, to
suspect itseiik anu, uouut ine truth of
its own impressions, conscious of pos
sibilities beyond its own horizon.
Dkas heart of ailue, swet huurt, tetis bewt,
Ijit np your eyes to ma I .
Those cares had never power to part '
Lores pie-'l -ed so t.-L.afr; "y t
And in v lu- lnte, t- -.r f -4 .j .
Thotsh frost bfs 1. 1 ' .1 tHa bow r
We'll ara tue oJ w weodoen sjft
'- For interna' eiooiag Corajs !