. Washldgton'1 Utile IfateheU Toward the clone of the last century an eccentric bookHcller, Weems by name osodtorido about the Southern States with an assortment of literutnre in Lis little wagon, and a fiddle under his scat, He sold, in the daytime, from Louho to house, and from county to county, and in the evening, when be put up at a plant tion bouse, he was ready with his fiddle, ithcr to amuse the family, or to go into the negro quarter and strike up a tuno for the negroes to dunco to. He seems to have been a good-natured, easy-going man. with a talent for telling stories ; talent which makes a man welcome al most anywhere. I have called this man a book peddler, "but that was by no means the title he irave himself. If ho had had such thing as a card abont him, it would have borne the words, ltcv. Alason .Locke Weoms. He had figured in the pulpit in his time, and it has recently lioen as eertained that he was ordainod in Mary land a clergyman of the Episcopal church. In early manhood we find him 4t hanger-on, or curate unattached, in Fohich parish, near Mount Vernon, the chnrch which was for many years at tended bv General Washington ana his family. He used to speak of himself sometimes as the rector of that parish, . Bishop Mcado, of Virginia, who knew him in his boyhood, intimates that the idea of Al. L. Weems being the inoum bent of a parish was preposterous. " .acknowledge," wrote tho Bishop, " that he was in the habit of having tho servants .assemble in private houses whero he would recite a portion of scripture (for he never would read it out of books) and porhans say something to them, or, in the prayer, about thorn ; but then it was in such way as only to produce merri ment." The Bishop adds that he had been an eye-witness of Weem's ludicrous exhibitions, both at his mother's house and his own, and he docs not think that Weoms oonld have long mado any seri . -on s pretense to be a settled rector. It is possible he may have officiated in Pohick parish in the presence of Washington, and doubtless lie has of ton gazed upon the general with sincore admiration. Bishop Meade makes jocular allusion to Weem's " very enlarged charity in all respects." He knew no sect, but, in his preaching days, delightad to preach in any chnrch that would receive hiin, and in any parish where ho could got a chance to recommend his books. Where over there was to bo an eloction or a -court, Weems was very likoly to be found with his stand for books on tho piazza of the tavern. On one occasion, when the Bishop found him thus estab lished, at Fairfax courthouso, lie noticed that he had among his books a copy of Thomas l'aine's Age of Keason." Tak ing it up, the clergyman asked, " Is it possible you sell such a book ?" Weoms instantly took from a shelf the Bishop of Llnndoff's answer to Paino, and said, "Behold the antidoto. The bano and .tho antidote are before you." He evon -wont further than this. He preached one day for Meado while the rector was absent in another parish, and in the course of his sermon ho pronounced a fine onlogium upon Thomas I'ainoand one or two other conspicuous persons of similar boliof. He said, among other things, that if their spirits could return to the arth they would be shocked to hear the falsehoods that wore told of them. This is highly probable, and we cun hardlv agreo with tho bishop in pronouncing the roruark a "spurious kind of charity." On Monduy, when the young rector had returned homo, his mother took Weems to task for this romarkablo passage of his sermon, "and 1 well remember, nays tho bishop, "that evon he was con fused and speechless, Among the polite readors of this peri odical. I presume thoro are many who have never so much as heard tho name of this singular genius. I continually meet Well informed people who know nothing -of him, and who gaze with incredulity when they are told that he was not only a voluminous author, but one of the most influential that ever lived in the United States. Take one remarkable instance It was Woems's Life of Washington that assisted to call forth the latent mind of Abraham Lincoln, when he was a rng cod. ignorant, barefooted boy of the frontier, fourteen years of age. He bor rowed the fascinating little book of i noighbor, and as often as he could snatch a few minutes he read it with avidity, as hundreds of thousands of boys had done Ixiforo him, and as thou sands are now doing. It provod a costly lo)k to the lad, for when it was not in nso he was accustomed to place it on shelf in his father's miserable log hut, and one night, whilo the future Presi dent wasbsleep, tho rain poured through a crevice between the logs and spoiled the urecious volume. Books were books on tho frontier then. Tho owner ro fused to take back tho damaged volume, and Abraham was obliged to pay for it by working three days at 1m cents a day. The book is still one of the staple com modities of the trade, although tho iwlito world never sees it and rarely hears of it. Probably it was a sketch, published in 17lt by Dr. Beattio of his eldest son. which suggested to the in- genious Weems the plan of the Life of Hashmaton. In a corner of a little garden, wrote Dr. Boattie. without informing any per son of the circumstances, I wrote m the mound, with my finger, the three initial letters of my sons name; and sowing garden cresses in the furrowB, covered up tho seed and smoothed tho ground. Ten days after he came running to me, and with astonishment in his counte nance, told me his name was growing in tho garden. I smiled at the report and anemod inclined to disregard it; but he insisted on my going to see what Lad happened. "le," said I, carelessly, on coming to the place, "I see it is so; but there is nothing in this worth notice, it is mere chance;" and I went away. He followed me, and taking hold of my coat, said, with some earnestness: "It could not be mere chance, for that somebody mnst have contrived matters so as to produce it." The father thon called the attention of his son to the various jwrto of his body, and their evident adupted ness to the nuriow for which they were ordinarily used, until he reached the point which he desired to enforce: "What begins to be must have a cause. and what is formed with regularity must I . ii: . , nave au wvciiigc ui cause. i The boy was greatly affected, the fatb- j adds, and never forgot the lesson, nor 1 the manner in which it was brought to his attention. Bousseaa had made this mode of dealing with the youthful mind exceedingly popular, and the story was well calculated to attract the notice of the story-telling Weems. When he be gan his life in Washington, he evidently resolved to give his readers an abundant supply of such anecdotes, lie said the people had heard enough of Washing ton "tho hero, the domigod, the sun beam in council and the storm in war;" be meant to present to his countrymen Washington the dutiful son, the affec tionate brother, the cheerful schoolboy, the neat draughtsman, the widow's hus band, the poor mansfriond. I1 or this he hod two qualifications: A style of considerable force and an absolute in sensibility to the claims of truth, to which we may add the articles of the practiced story-teller Tho very opening sentence of the book shows the story-teller's tact. The name that fillod the world in 1800, when he wrote the work, was Napoleon Bona parte. Weems availed himself of the circumstance in the following manner "Ah. gentlemen, exclaimed Bona' parte it was just as he was about to em bark for Egypt. Some young Ameri cans happening at Toulon, and anxious to see the mighty Corsican, had obtained .1 . i l .1 i : a t: me iiosor oi an mirouucuuu w mm, Seal eel v wero passed the customary sal utations when he eagerly asked: "How fares your countryman, the great Wash ington?" "He was very well, replied the youth, brightening at the thought that they were the countrymen of the great Washington, "he was very well, General, when we left America." "Ah I gentlemen " rejoined he, "Washington can never be otherwise than well. The measure of his fame is full. Posterity will talk of him with reverence as the founder of a great empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of revo lutions!" This is a very good specimen of his art. He soon entered upon his series of anecdotes respecting Washington's boy hood, which now appear so ridiculous. When his own invention failed, he did not hesitate to avail himself of the books in his wagon. He laid Dr. Beattie nnder contribution among othors, and turned his garden story into a most preposter ous caricature. The father of the boy, he tells us, desiring to "startle George into a lively sense of his Maker, fell upon the following very curious but lm pressive expedient:" "(Inn ilav ha went into the crarden and prepared a little bod of the finely pul- of the most active of the managers of to venzed earth on which he wrote George's day.aided by his brother, who is charged name at full n lame otters: then strew- ing in plenty of cabbage seed, he covered them up. and smoothed all over nicely with a rollor. This bed he purposely pre pared close alongside of a gooseberry, walk, which, happening at this time to be woll hung with ripe fruit, he knew would be honored with George's visits pretty regularly. Not many mornings had passed away before in came George witn eyes wnu roiling, anu ins uiuo 1 ! II! . 1 1'aaI- chocks ready to burst with great news, 'Oh. pal come here I' 'What s the mat-1 tor niv son ? What a the matter ? 'Oh. come here, I tell yon, po; come here! and I'll show you such a sight as you nover saw in your life time. The old gontlomnn of course proceeds to the garden, where he discovers in urge letters the run name oi ueorgo Washington, upon which the father and son proceeded to converse, in a mannor which would have made Dr. lieattie ab hor himself for having recorded the in cident. Mr. Washington also pretended to pooh-pooh the startling phenomenon. but the boy would not accept this mode of treating it, and insisted upon know ing wild inuuu inn mimu gruw iu mo gur den. "It grew there by chanco, 1 sup' poso, my son," said tho father. This ex lilanation boing vehemently rejected, long conversations ensue, ending with tho boy's rapturous acknowledgment of a first great cause, uoorge at length falls into a profound silence, and "his ponsive look showed that his youthful soul wub laboring with the great idea "Perhaps it was at that moment," adds the imaginative Weems. "that tho germ of pioty was engrafted on his heart, which fills his after life with such pre cious fruits. The fiction of the hatchet and cherry troe is decorated with details equally ab surd; but they were such as guvs pleas ure to the simple childhood oi past gen orations. The coniio paragrnphist has now appeared in the world, and this story, once so edifying, has fallen before him as an easy prey. It was tho peddler Weems nevertheless who created the tra ditional Washington, "tho sunbeam in council, and tho storm in war;" Wash ington, the greatest of the great, in whose overpowering presence no mortal could stand unalwshed; Washington whose sublime serenity nothing was ever known to disturb, one of those majestic com monders who in no stress of eireum stances could over use "a big, big Dl" The lying little book had the more weight with rustic readers of the earlier tunes from a fiction which the author Imdily placed upon his title pago, where ho styles himself "M. L. Weems, for merly Boctor of Mount Vernon Parish." It may be that the term rector was not accurately defined in old lrginia, but at a later day, as remarked above, the Bishop of t lrgmia regarded this claim to the rectorship as something ruticu lous. "His name," adds Bishop Meade, "never aptears on tho journals of any of our conventions. If Weems ever otlici ated at Mount Vernon, it must have been because was no other clergyman to perform tho duty." . Itirton in the Magazine of Amerimn History, Omnovs Fries!. Ti.e London Truth, peaking of i.ln-ii.u friends, My; friendship among them means a lien, noi a loan ; possession, no exchange; and they will not amend their record With such friend us un-se, at those mo nienis wlien yon tike sun k, us it were, of your life, yi u are, f reed to ask your self what ilo yo'.fget out of at all T You are Ruiibbcil, lyr.tiiii'Srd oer, rebuked and set down ; you are always in di-grace, and you timy not ivll your null your own; your life is nvuiuted fur yon, not accord- iig to your own deire. -nor even for your own best need-, but accoidina to the fancies ot tho vou- do imt understand wdat iiiey are about. Your lime is taken up, your pursuits are inieriervil with, your syuiiaitliiea re.-tr.dned, your affec tions C In lie J -and all for wliatT" Mow ran you let illustrate tne iitier ence leteeu I lie. French and English lHiigm.gtT The Frem-li say, "II est mort,' The Lnglnh, 'lie is no more. The Promotion of Marriage. The "Promotion of Marriage Associa tion" has turned out rather badly. Six thousand persons surged through In wood Park, Cincinnati, to-day (August 12th) to attend itspicaicand found a lot of poli ticians of the lowest order labelled "managers," and making themselves very conspicuous as the head of the affair. And when to-night the promised hundred couples were to have been married dwindled down te three, the thousand cr so curiosity-seekers were left to witness the ceremony were very mrch disgusted, sua meir expressiuus oi discontent were loud. The facts in the case were about as fol lows : When R. M. Moore, a well-meaning old gentleman who married a fortune here some years ago, has since devotad himself to the crab cider manufacture and imnractable philanthropy, was Mayor a year or two ago, ne was frequently ap pueu to vy young women wno were in trouble to aid them in obtaining a partial redress for their wrongs, or at least to procure pecuniary assistance for tbem by Erocess of law. The Mayor was a kind earted, willing old man, and with plenty of money and time on his hands, he un dertook to help the poor creatures, and, In a great many instances, hunted their betrayers up, gave them good advice, and persuaded them to marry, and, in cases where tbey had no money, provided tbem from bis own pocket with small sums upon which to start in life. So far, so good. Then the idea entered bis mind that an association of philanthropists who this object in view would be a good thing, and he proceeded to organize an association for the promotion of marriage, which should aid worthy young couples who are willing to marry, but not finan cially able to do so. The work went on prosperously and much good is said to nave have been accomplished, but it was all at once decided to make public the workings of the association, which bad heretofore been private, and to give a big annual picnic in its aid, at which a hundred or so couples would be publicly married. This was the fatal blow to the business. A lot of pot-house politicians with an eye to the main chance took hold of the af fair and have already, in a few months since the existence of the association be came generally known, gained control of it, hoodwinking the old Mayor, and turn ing the affair to their own account, As a sample of the men -who are now at its head, it may be mentioned that Jesse P. J. Debesk, a public school principal who was dismissed from the department lost winter, for certain improprieties, was one " oein ue'auiier. There were but three marriages, the contracting parties being Andy H. Meier, a peddler, to Miss Louise Brier; r rank Noel, a saloonkeeper, to Elizabeth Kuthoff; and Win. McIIugh, a pointer, to hophie borelli. bx-Mayor Moore pre sen ted each bride with a wedding ring, and each couple will receive $25 worth of house-keeping goods. The park where the picnic was held is a notorious resort of people of questionable reputation, and many such were present to-day. , but there were many respectable people also who were drawn thither by the hope that the enterprise might really be what its originators intended. There is yet a pos sibility, however, that the society may got Into better hands. What Stanley is Doing. We have re ceived the following important partial- mrs wun regard to tne movements oi ii. M. btanley, the African explorer, from a correspondent whose sources of informa tion are thoroughly trustworthy i About nine months ago Air. btanley suddenly departed for the east coast of Africa. He afterward turned up at Zanzibar, in a chartered steamer, but no one could un derstand with what object the distin guished traveler bad gone there, some supposing that he had gone for the pur pose of ascending one or twosmall rivers. Stanley sailed from Gibraltar for the West Coast of Africa three weeks ago, having come through the Suez Canal in this chartered steamer, full of carriers. The object of this journey to the East Coast is therefore now disclosed name ly, to display the great desideratum of carriers, and no doubt be has all the men who accompanied him in his last journey through the heart of Africa. Having left Gibraltar three weeks ago, Stanley has now steamed down the West Coast of Af rica direct to the Congo, with the inten tion of opening up the mighty river from the West Coast. A steamer' laden with goods has been dispatched from Antwerp within the lost mouth, under the patron age of the King ot the beigians. this steamer, which will remain at the Congo until Mr. Stanley's arrival, has on board two or three steam barges in sections, which confirms the supposition that it is Stanley s intention to ascend the Congo, carrying these sections piecemeal round the Gellala Falls. We wish him all suc cess. He is doing a great work for the opening up of commerce; and although the Belgians have taken the lead, we have no fear that our own English merchants will lag behind when the way bus been opened up. This country is once more deeply indebted to the King of the Bel gians for the energy he has displayed in connection with such an important move ment. Liverpool Pott, Aug. 7th. HOHBSTKAPS IN GuKAT BlUTAIN. The difficulties in the way of a man in hum ble circumstances obtaining a homestead of his own in Great Britain are almost insuperable. Land seldom comes into the market, and, when it does, is com' peted for in an eager way by the wealthy. who wish to add to their holdings. The cost of and inqniry into titles is very heavy. The case is mentioned of a farmer who, in December, 1877, bought three acres of glebe land, with a tithe rent charge of $75 a year. The examin ation, establishment and transfer of title cost him $5X0. But land is so tied np by entail and held in large tracts by a few persons that it was almost inaccessi ble. The law of primogeniture prevents sale, and so does the power to make VJ0- yeur leases, thus tying up estates and keeping land out of the market. Great Britain has thns become emphatically the country of the landless, for all the lands are owned by less than 300,0(10 per sons, in Lngland and Wales I7,MU,UUU acres, or one-half the whole, are owned by 4'KX) persons. In Scotland 40 persons own one-half the soil. One-half of Ire land is owned by 7.V) persons, and two thirds bv less than 2000. No wonder the British farmer is eager to come to this country, where land is so easy to obtain and so cheap. Ana Ui DKht ahali tw 0.111 with nolle, Aim ihr lwiu Infttt Ibadar 8bM f"M luair wioa until boidIic ad f t IB uuaqullo fad pi. Story of the Famous Ship "Princess Mary." In answer to a letter or a correspon dent, the New York Journal of Commerce gives the following particulars regarding this famous ship: A "Shipping Mer chant" inquires about the ship that car ried William III. (Prince of Orange) to England when he went to take possession of the monarchy, and alludes to "the myth" of ber long life. The history of that ship is not mythical, and we unfortu nately have it in our scrap-book. The Princeu Mary, built on the Thames, was more than hair a century old when William landed from her at Torbay. No vember 4. 1688. She was eighty feet.three inches long, twenty-three feet broad. double decked, with two masts, square rigged. Uer earlier name was JSriU, but this, we believe, is not established. . She was christened the Fnnceu Mary after the King's consort, when she was select ed to bear the fortunes of the monarch to his new kingdom. During the whole of his reign, and that of his successorAJueen Anne, she was used as a royal yacht, and was kept in thorough order, some of the repairs being quite exquisite. In 1714, when the vessel came into possession ot George I., she ceased by bis order to form part of the royal establishment About 1750, in a fit of economy, the Government sold her to Messrs. Walters of liOndon, who christened her the Betty Cain, aftei a favorite West India bell, of that name. After a score or more of years in the West India trade, during which she was known as a stanch vessel and a fast sailer, she was sold to Messrs. Carlins of London, who employed uer as a collier to take coals from Newcastle, to the great metropolis. About the year isoo. more than two centuries probably from the date she was launched, she was purchased by Geo. Finch Hi Ison of South Shields. On the 17th of February, 1827, she was taking a cargo of coal from Shields to Hamburg, and struck upon the Black Midderns, a dangerous reef of rocks north of the mouth of the Tyne. where a few days after she became a total wreck. Her remains were eagerly purchased, and in numberable snuff boxes and other souve nirs were made from the old oak that had been so indeatructable through more than 200 years. Longevity of Professional Singers. The medical Wochetuchrifl of St. Peters burg publishes an interesting article on the influence of singing upon the health. It is founded upon the exhaustive re searches made by Professor Monassein of St. Petersburg during the autumn of 1878, when he examined 'izi singers, ranging between the ages of nine and fifty-three years. He laid chief weight upon the growth and absolute circumference of the chest; upon the comparative relation of the latter to the tallness of the subject, and upon the pneumatometric and spiro metric condition of the singer. It appears to be an ascertained fact from Dr. Monas sein's experiments that the relative and even absolute circumference of chest is greater among singers than among those who do not sing, and that it in creases with the growth and age of the singer. The professor even says that singing may be placed physically as the antithesis of drinking spiritous liquors the latter hinders while the for mer promotes the development ot the chest. While milder forms of catarrh are frequent among singers, bronchial catarrh is exceedingly rare. The mortality of singers from phthisis is unfrequent, Bright s diseaso, on the contrary, is not unfrequent among them, which is also the case with non-drinkers. Professor Monasseiu concludes that singing highly to be commended as a valuable prophylactic for persons who are physi cally inclined. He adds that, as a means for the development, expansion and strengthening of the chest, he regards to be preferred far above ordinary gym nasties. Stephen Girabd's Heroism. The fearful epidemic, yellow fover, raged in Philadelphia in l'J.t. All who could fled. The horrors of the plague, as de scribed by Defoe in his narative of Lon don, wero realized in this American citv Friends, and even members of the same family, abandoned each other on the ap proaeh of danger. The poor were draggod off to Bush 11 ul hospital, where under panio and malpractico, few ever recovered. New York passed a legisla tive act to arrest and imprison any one, sick or well, male or femalo, coming from Philadelphia, or susiiected of so coming. Massachusetts passed a sim ilar rigid law. In the midst of this ter rible scourge it was announced that Stephen Girard, the wealthiest merchant of Philadelphia, had taken charge of Bush Hill Hospital, whence no one ever returned, and was engaged iu shrouding the dying and interring the dead. He built a new house in the vicinity of the hospital, and rented a barn to accommo date the patients who then crowded the Bush Hill for enre. And, though Girard bad been declared insane and reported dead, he still lived and kept well, and was soon after found on i if th street in large house, in which he installed sixty orphan children found in the streets, which proved to be the foundation of the Philadelphia Urphan Asylum. Bravino the Ocean Blce. Seattle Washington Territory, August 2(Sth. Lieutenant Joseph Neuzil left here this morning on his three-log craft Xatunr, for San rrancisco. He rounded Sandy l oint at 12 o'clock before a spanking breeze, and headed away toward Fort Madison. To those who questioned the probability of his reaching san Francisco on such a crazy craft, he replied, " I will make San rrancisco or die. If 1 reach there in safety my fortune is made. I will haul the Xrphme on Long Bridge and place ber on exhioition and clear Jo0 in a week. If I perish la the attempt that concerns nobody but myself! I was shipwrecked once in the Pacific Ocear. and picked un after drifting about for three days on a single stick of timber. So you see I am not a stranger to perils by the sea." The fellow is evidently insane on the subject. but thoroughly in earnest. A good sea bath, however, may effect a cure. He came here from San Francisco about two months ago: is au Australian, and claims to have been a Lieuteuant in the Austrian service. He was naturalized in San Fran cisco last winter, and bas his papers with , him. The bell used bv the President of the French Chamber of Deputies dates from the Empire. It bears an ea?le. the letter President del'Assemble Lecislatif: par A. FicheU" The desks and tribune of the Semite come from the Hall of the Counseil des Amiens, and those of the Deputies from the ilill of Council of the rive Hundred. A Kite and Pigeon Experiment. Little Johnny Green of Louisville, Ky, having heard once upon a time that Ben jamin Franklin experimented with the kite, resolved to do something in that line himself. His idea was to test the relative strength of the kite and his pet pigeon with the Idea of basing some grand In vention upon the result. So he took kite and pigeon and wended his way to the nearest common. He ran the kite up to the limit of his two hundred yards of cord, the wind blowing a stiff breeze from the iiortheatt the while. Then, taking the pigeon from its basket, he tied the bird by the leg to the end of the kite string which he held in his band. The pigeon, feeling itself half tree, flew toward home, which was directly against the wind. Tho resistance of the kite caused his flight to tend upward, and, in turn, the efforts of his wings caused the kite to sail higher in the air. For while the bird seemed to have the best of the struggle, making slow progress for at least a square, but, in spite of all euora to take a direct course, nying higher and higher. After the bird had reached an attitude of perhaps lour hundred feet higher still, it was plain that the latter had greatly the advantage. It was flesh, blood and feathers against the untiring wind. Unable to continue the strain, the pigeon changed his course to one side. thus slacking the string and causing the kite to fall, slanting from side to side in a helpless sort of a way. But, feeling free again, the pigeon once more made a breuk for home, when, the string being pulled taut, the kite, with a spring, glancing in the sun a thing of life, rose rapidly and gracefully to its former level. Soon bird and kite were but mere specks, and, at last, vanishing in the southwestern sky. left Johnny to weep over his unexpected loss. Next morning when the little fel low went to look in his emptv cote, there stood the pigeon nodding his head in pride, it had broken away from the kite, a piece of the string still hanging to its leg. A Queer Geoboia Wind Spout. William Langley, a cotton planter of Gwinnett county, was standing in a field on his farm. Around him were several men, a woman and three children, all breaking tho soil for cotton. The sky was clear and the air quiet, there being about both considerable sultriness. The children had just stopped work, and had Al 1 A 1 A 1 1 1 uurowu uiemseives, ureu as ureu couiu be, on top of a pile of guano sacks, when a peculiar roaring was heard in the field. The sound bore some resemblaco to that of an approaching train, but as no train was near, the workers looked at each other in amazement. In a few moments they saw a small column, not larger in circumference than a barrel, skim rap idly along the ground. The wind spout or column appeared to be filled with dust. The mother rushed toward the children, who crouched low in fright. but before she could reach them the pile of guauo bags, children and all were scattered right and left. In its course. always eccentrio, the column struck a stump squarely from the butt to roots and tore it from the ground, the wood splitting into three pieces, and dropping twenty or thirty yards away. Mr. Lang- ley was sucked in as the whirling thing passed and thrown into a ploughed gully some distance away, in the next instant the strange visitor had gone, passing up over the tops of the trees. It was seen plainly by the ladies at Langley's house, appearing ts them like the smoke that rushes up in circular volumes from the smoke-stack of a locomotive. Augusta, Ua News. Transplanting and Keplantino Teeth. Can teeth be transplanted? If recent accounts of operations by dentists are trustworthy, the. answer must be in the affirmative. But the question has been formally discussed at a meeting of the Odontological Society, and from this we learn that it was in replanting (which is not the same thing as trans planting) that the foreign dentists, whose names had been cited, achieved their success. Among them a French man, Dr. Magitot, has published full particulars of cases in which diseased teeth were taken out, and the root, or a portion of periosteum, was cut away, and then were replanted in the same socket, where, after a few days or weeks, they became firm and serviceable. Out of sixty-three operations in four years, five were failures; but some of the cures were painful and tedious, owing to local dis charge. In technical phraseology, Dr. Magitot holds "the indications for an operation to be the existence of chronic periostitis of the apex of the root, its denudation, and absorption of its sur face. The resection of this. which plays the part of irritant, is the A" 1 -I Al A . conemiai uuu ui uie operation. Ana tue extraction having been performed with due care, if no other lesion be detected save the alteration in the apex of the root, the tooth is to be replaced as soon as this has been excised and smoothed, ana uie nemorrnoge has ceased. The Patriarch op Tcbtles. We re ceived a turtle a few days ago on whose back was marked the date 1700, and also the Spanish coat of arms, indicating that this old resident was in existence one hundred and seventv-nine veara turn What changes this old fellow of the deer has seen. The rise and fall of empires, and the continent on which he ttartlv uvea, emerged irom the thraldom of despotism, with the rise of a republic i - i . . that has become the great conservator of freedom, the advancement of civilization. and the glory of the world. A few words in Spanish on the shell were translated, which say: "Caught in 1700 by Her nando Gomez, in the St. Sebastian, and was carried to Matanzas by Indians: from there to the Great Wekiva." (which is now the St. John's river). On Tues day, the 17th of June, the turtle was turned adrift in the St. John's river at Palatka, with the inscription on his back: 'fAtstern Herald, Palatka, Flor ida, 1879." It may be snpposed that by this time the old fellow has scented salt water and gone over the bar at high tide, and probably a few generations hence may take him np at a Spanish port on the other side. falatka, Florida) Herald. The police of Chicago had occasion to make a raid upon the office of a "tick t scalper" in that city recentlr, and among the stock discovered were passes and thousand-mile tickets to the value ol nearly $3500. which had been granted bv railroad companies to various individuals and by them disposed of for money consideration. All rorU. Truth is mighty-mighty 8crce Have you a mother-in-law T aVi man of a disconsolatln:' 8ke "No," he replied; "but PveTfathe A wife at Portland, Me . eallK-. . band home by firing 'a .kyrSet roof of the hiuse. il?ie roof of the house. When th. .aU up he goes for hom 8 eugion gives you a creed as a kinH , ladder up wh c h vnn K 0(1 of r-irr noble life.. Too m "l,"!m o put the ladder un .nl K3nowev?', ground. " j a a uvu BiL fin St.. In the Sunday School picnic procession it is the gmt stout hnma 7? a carries the banner. The nice-Uk l w !LltekiDd,forbyTh3il; IVIIUUIl If. Little six-year-old was obliged to tiV. a dose of medicine that lft. ..T. ite in the mouth. Wh.7. .T '1 liked, she aalH "if i- :a "u.no be the end of it." 8 ' " Dot A paper describes a young lad in. hair "as black as a rave,&." TI e 5 weren't wearing any hair to speak of W summer hut wa c,., ., ' "l W8t changed this year. " Say I look hers. drum. What is the Hiffr.l piece or mica and a fel ow tatin u: . .." . . . -...Mm UCIWWRI of grog? One is Isinglass, t'other is D(lP in-glass. Don't faint Ken J2S Tfc hflfl liOfln antA 41.. Ti.t! bee got loose in the mail sack at Keff and was sent to a distinguished natnr,ii. ot that city for examination. He clawi neatnus: "Italian oueen.hi.ftamn.i. mi U MtA, vooujr . nl.kA..A.II -"tuui- "Rash, sinful man." an!1 imK:.i.-i Al 1 . . .. ' . " -K"''unn wio cuapiain to the prisoner. 'Suddos. vnn vara tn ; ru.A "a ""WW , ...w u. uun, wuai son OI a con. cieuce would you die with, eh ?" "Oh my conscience is as good as new, neve. boldly. blt' 8afd the P-l-J A Dresden man owna an ni.i ,j, . has lately caught butti the bucket as it swung over the well. The act was referred to once by a poet who wrote "The old doe can buck it. Thut hung in the well." A European writer asserts thai coryza.orcold in the head, Is cured in half an hour by chewini? thn ln nf i. eucalyptus and slowly swallowing the saliva. Its action is doubtless similar to that of cubebs, which will produce the same effect. One of the private schools in Wiwl.ino. ton this year held its annual ex ercises and distribution of prises in a rivei steamer, which ran down the Potnmf some tnirty miles and returned. This ii an improvement over warm, badly ven MltUCU UB11B. The last slave sold In the Confedfimr noa iu iooo, nearmcjimouu, a negro bms, who was bought lor nine hundred heads of cabbage. The cabbage at that time were worth one dollar a head, which would pan out nine hundred dollars for tne negro. Elmira Brooks thinks "the onlv differ ence between a young lady and a married woman is an oner of marriage." If it hadn t been for this kind of scriba J should have gone to our grave with the impression that it was eighty-five cents worm oi ice cream. A Hint to Laborers. When vou have any heavy work to do, do not take either beer, cider, or spirits. Bv far the best drink is thin oatmeal and water, with a little sugar, lbe proportions are a Quar ter of a DOiind of oatmeal to two or thn quarts of water, according to the heat of the day and your work and thirst; it should be well boiled, and an ounce or ai ounce and a half of brown sugar Added If you find it thicker than you like, ad: three quarts or water. .Before you drint mix up the oatmeal well through thi quid. In summer drink this cold;!: winter hot. You will find it not onlj quenches thirst, but it will give you more strength and endurance than any otlietl rink. If you cannot boil it you can iakH little oatmeal mixed with cold watt J andsiigar, but this is not so good; alway boil it if you can. If at any time yoif have to make a long dav. as in harvest. nd cannot stop for meals, increase tni oatmeal to half a pound, or even tared quarters, and the water to three quarts you are likely to be very thirsty. If yoif cannot get oatmeal, wheat flour will dc but not quite so well. For qiienchinl thirst few things are better than weal coffee and a little sugar. One ounce coffee and a half ounce of sugar boiled i two quarts of water and cooled, is a ver thirst-quenching drink. Cold tea nas in same effect : but neither is so supportin as oatmeal, lhin cocoa is also very ra freshing, and supporting likewise, but is more expensive than oatmeal. A Mud Cure. An old campaigner writes as follows: A letter to the Sun. entitled "Cured b Damp Earth." reminds me of an occn rence which came under my observatio during my campaigning days many yeal ago in old Texas. Wewereencampeuui the north fork of the Rio Concho, whei a valuable horse belonging to an officer t our regiment was bitten in tne leg uj rattlesnake. There a ere some oftl wild northern Comanches in our camp; the time, and one of the sub chiefs sax. throueh an interoerter. that he could cu the animal. By this time the leg ' swolen. and the horse limned painfull; The Indian led him down to the creetl and knee deep into the soft mud, wbc" lm Itpnt him for about two hours: on- led him out and applied a poultice of t! mud to the wound, and returned hiai I bis owner perfectly cured. The above is the only radical cure the kind I ever saw performed on mar id beast, during a term or nine years m land of snakes tarantulas, scorpions an centipedes. "In the present day it is not al.Ti oaav trt fail vhA ia a iMprtrvman. B- the London World; "bnt, according to witness in the Newman Hall divorce t- the other day. there is an infallible aig showing when a man is not a clergrtaa11 This lady, who appeared to nave a UIQU 11C VliflllUII , . - A at first that the gentleman had a Bif 1 Church curate s face, llaughter.i he went up stairs I saw he was not clergyman from the cut of his clotne his trousers were tight abont the kno so I knew he was not a clergyinaD fLaugbter.l After this I should thui all young parsons who come np Mav meetings, and take the opportnwr of going the round ot the theaters an visiting Evans's and places where tnq sing, will be careful to have their tron sera made tight about the xnee.