The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, December 29, 1883, Image 2

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What Came of It.
Ilelwi E. Ktarrett in Chicago Weekly Maga
il no.1
Mr. Smith missed the train by just
Inst one-half minute and Iio wan m
furiouH temper over tlio matter. Ho
lived in the suburbs and w out into the
city every day to his place of businoss,
Not once in three. months did such
thing happen aH his being late for the
train, but on this occasion lie felt like
doclaring that half the time ho had to
rush himself clear out of breath to reach
it or elmi miss it. lie wns in tliut ex as
pcratrd stato of mind where ho wanted
to blame somoliody, abuso somebody
a state of mind which, in a condition of
development a little nearer tlio savago,
would impel to acts of cruelty towards
any tiling or any person on whom
angor could be wroaked. Of
courso tho person on whom
he could most quickly and with tho
least impunity cast bliime was his wifo.
It was all her fault. Why couldn't she
maungo household affairs so that ho
could got his breakfast earlier? He
worked like a slave at his business ton
hours a day, he gavo her full control of
the house and furnished money to run
it; she had a servant and it was pure
and utter shiftlossness in her that
breakfast could not bo ready in proper
time, ihus soliloquized Mr. smith, as
with anger-flashing eyes ho saw tho
train disupKar in tho distance
It was a full hour and a half till the
next train; it was nearly hulf a milo
back to Mr. Smith's houso. He nerv
ously paced buck and forth for a few
moments before the deoot, debating in
his mind whether ho should wait there
for tho next train or go buck homo. As
ho mused his anger grow. Ho would
go back home; he would give his wifo
such a "blowing-up" as sho would re
member for mouths. Sho should feel
that it was no light matter to have
breakfast five minutes lato. He turned
his fuco homeward and stumped heavily
along with tlio air of a man determined
to do a desperate deed; his faco was
Hushed with anger and his eyo gleumed
But as ho hastened along Homehow
or other his absorbed attention was di
verted by tho song of a bird in the trees
that lined his path. Ho looked up in
voluntarily. How brightly tho sun was
shining I The trees were putting forth
thoir tenderest green; ho was the grass.
He noticed tho fragrance of tho apple
and plum blossoms; lie distinguished
tho peculiar strain of a bird he used to
hour in boyhood. Ho had listened to
that bird when ho had walked in tho
meadows witli tho pretty, shy young
maiden whom his heart was bent on
winning for his wifo. Sho was his wifo
now. Sho was the mother of
three rosy, uctivo children; they
were his and hers. Sho was
not so pretty as sho once was. Sho
was thin and careworn. Tho plump
rosiness und merry smilo were for tho
most part gone, lint what a good,
true wifo sho had been to him! And
on this bright, sunshiny, beautiful morn
ing ho had been meditating tho sharp
words ho could say to her, and all for a
trivial little loss of an hour from busi
ness. Mr. Smith's pace slackened; his
countenance relaxed, his heart melted.
On such a morning he could not, would
not mar tho harmony and beauty of
tho sunshine and birds and tho green
things growing. No; if ho could not
speak kindly words ho would hold his
As Mr. Smith neared his house ho
felt a certain shrinking from meeting
his wife directly. Ho almost felt that
ho might betray on his countenance
some of tho harsh thoughts ho hud been
thinking. So lie went around the side
of the house and entered a kitchen door.
Bridget was standing with a perplexed
and distressed air over tho open stove
in w hich smouldered n dark, dying tiro.
"What is tho matter, Bridget?"
"Faith, sur, and it's the stovo that
breaks mo heart entirely. Tho grato
is broken and tho stovo-pipo smokes,
and whin I sthrivo to make a quick tiro,
here's tho way it serves mo."
"Well, Bridget, I boliovo that's all
my fault. Your mistress has asked mo
many times to bring a new grate from
tho city and also to have a man come
and clean out the stove-pipe und chim
ney. 1 will put this down in my note
book and bring the new grato this even
ing, and l'ut Mel-linn shall como this
very day and fix the pipe."
"Oh, thank you, sur," said Bridget,
with a brightening countenance, "and
couui you nave ino cistnern nxoa to t
Tho pump has been broken along toime
and it takes so much of mo toime and
keeps back tho work so to bo dhraw
iug water wid a rope."
Again Mr. Smith's conscience smote
him. How often hud his wifo asked
him to have tho cistern fixed.
"Yes, Bridget, I will havo tho cistern
fixed also this very day."
"Well, sur, thin I think I'll stav. I
was just telliu' tho misthress that I
wouldn't work any longer with such in
conveniences, but if tho stove and ois
thern tiro llxed a poor girl can get
Mr. Smith made another memoran
dum in his note book and passed on
through tho dining-room towards his
wife's room. Ho noticed that her plate
indicated an untosttd hroukfust. Softly
ho opened tho door of their room. His
wifo started up hastily with an expres
sion of alarmed inquiry. Her eves were
wet with tears. The baby, still in his
night-clothes, was fretting in the cradle,
w hile a little ll-vonr-old, partly dressed,
tugged at her skirts.
"And 'so you missed the train
breakfast was Into, well, I can't help
it Bridget is going to leave, too," and
the poor little woman covered her face
with, her hands and burst into sobs and
tears. She fully exoected nnirrv com
plaints from her husband, and i"t jome
way sho felt that bho whs to
uio. Sho could not comiiass every-
and tlio indues wcro so trouble'
Oh, did evcrv young mother
i hard a time, as sho did?
durlmir, what's tho matter?''
smith, putting his arm around
.oino, I think it is mostly
I have como through
hi 1 und lirMk'et has so
store being
broken and tho chimney bad that Iwoii'
dor she can get breakfast at all."
"I ouu'ht to tret up in time to seo
that you have your breakfast early,"
sobbed tho noor little woman. "But
Bridget is so cross this morning and I
I am so tired.
"Ami no wonder, darling, that you
aro tired, with tho care of these big
babies, wearing on you all tho time.
You have no business to havo any care
of tho hroukfust at all, and you shall
not havo after this. Y'ou need your
good morning nap and you shall have
it. Bridget is all right. I'm going to
eet that broken stove fixed and tho cis
tern, and then if Bridget can't get the
breakfast in time without you we II tinil
some other way to do. Come now, cheer
up and I'll help you to dresn theso
rogues. I have plenty of time before
the next tram.
How wonderful is the effect upon the
iihysical nature of a spiritual impulse!
low quickly can an uplifted and
strengthened spirit energize and
strengthen the body! Everything
seemed instantly chanKod for the poor
dejected little Mrs. Smith. She luid
her cheek against her husband's, thou
rested her head on his shoulder. How
precious and dear wos his love and
strength. Her eyes brightened and
her cheeks glowed. Her weariness and
depression which hud been utter misery
gave way to a delightful feoling of re
poso and loving happiness. In the
midst of the most prosaic surroundings
her heart was full of the finest and most
inspiring emotion.
"Dear, dear love, how good you aro !"
she said. "How yon havo changed tho
aspect of everything for mo this morn
ing. Had yon reproached mo as many
husbands would havo done, I would
have sunk in deepest anguish. Your
sympathy makes me strong strong and
Bemusing his wifo with a tender kiss,
Mr. Smith took tho baby from tho
cradle and merrily drew its little si;ok
ings and shoes on its little plump, Kick
ing, restless feet. Then ho brushed out
the other little fellow's curls and but
toned his shoes. Willie, the oldest, had
slipped out of tho house, and Mr. Smith
went to look for him, and found that he
had taken advantugo of on insecuro
lock on tho guto to run off
ii) tho street. Bringing him bock, Mr.
Smith got tho hatchet and in a few
minutes hud fixed tho goto so that
Master Willio couldn't open it. His
wifo smilingly opened the front door
and seeing what ho had dono ex
claimed, "Oh, I urn so relieved to find
that Willio cannot get out of tho yard.
It has been such osourcoof annoyance
that I could not keep him in."
And now it was timo to start for tho
next train if he stopped to order the
stovo man and the pump man to do tho
promised work. So, gaily kissing his
wifo and children once more, Mr. Smith
started for tho depot. And as ho
walked along with a light and joyful
heart ho mused :
"How cheap a thing is happiness,
after all, and yet how easy to turn it
into misery I If I had given wny to my
temper this morning I could have grut
ilied a momentary impulse of unreason
able anger and left behind mo saddened
and discouraged hearts. If I had not
learned of and remedied tho discomfort
and inconvenience caused by mv owu
negligence, weeks and months of domes-
tie chaos might havo followed. Thank
heaven for tho lnfluonco of tho song of
bird and scent of flower, and thank
heaven, too, for all tho gentle influences
and sweet utl'ect ions that can make tho
most uneventful lifo a blessing. Dear.
good wife! and dear little children I
Thank Uod I havo loft them happy this
morning if I did miss tho train.
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A hlncxe Moltller's Itutloiia.
On tho banks wero several battalions
of infantry, encamped in good tents, all
laid out in first-class order, properly
pitched and nicely intrenched. Tho
w hole arrangement was on tho Euro
pean system. I went ashore among
tho tents and Raw the evening
liieel being served out. Tho rations
consisted of rice, pork, fat', vegetables,
and tlsli. Each man got a lingo bowl
of the mixture. All tlio men sat down
around tho bowl, each with a little
basin in his hand and his chop-sticks
ready for action. There was no cere
mony. Every soldier tilled his cup
and then began to till his mouth. In
a few minutes nothing was to be seen
but chins and chop-sticks moving si
multaneouslv. A dead silence had fallen
on tho camp, and till the attack on tho
rations was over not a l liinumun spoke,
Then there was a movement toward
tho canip-iires for hot water to bo
poured over tho tea leaves, of which
each man seemed to havo a supply, and
after this camp merriment and talk, for
tho serious business of tho day is over
I found tho soldiers had had one meal
liko that in the early part of tho day,
und that the two rations wero all they
got, but they w ere quite contented and
huppv, and looked in very good eondi
lion. I learned that one secret of their
happiness was the abundance of pork
fat served out. At Hangehowit appears
that tho authorities wero more than
usually Ireo With this felicitous accom
paniment of a Chinese soldier's dinner,
Only the, Hired UlvU
A little 3-vear-old was out
the garden, wlieu sho stepped on
beetle and killed it. Tho gardener, in
a sympathetic tone, said to her: "Per
haps that was a mother beetle gather
ing food for her children at home, and
they may sutler with hunger;" when
Ida" replied with apparent honesty, "I
guess, I'nchi Trunk, it was not the
mother 1 killed, but was only the hired
Hound to Mirk.
I remember how tho jockeys used to
ride in the olden days. They had no
raddles, i ud each man who mounted a
horse was required to wear home-made
linen 'pants. A vial of honey was
poured ou the back of tho horse, and
the honey coming iu ooutuct with tho
raw linen, formed au adhesion sulli
ciently strong to keep tho rider in hi
posit ion uud enable hiui to rido with
How the Srg roe Wire I'mvlitnl for
..Tliflr Allowanre of Food ami
Fred Douglass, in hit autobiography,
thus describes the management of a
Murvlund e at.', in tho times of slavery :
"Tho men and tho w.mien slaves on
CtA. Idovd's farm received as their
monthly allowance of food eight pounds
of pickled pork or their equivalent In
fish. The pork was often tainted , and
the fish was of the poorest quality
herrings which would bring very little
if offered for solo at any normeru
market. With their pork or fish they
hud one bushel of Indian meal, unbolted,
of which about 15 per cont. was fit only
to feed pigs. Y ith this one
pound of salt was given, and this was
tho entiio monthly allowance oi a mil
grown slave, working constantly in the
open field from morning till night
every day in the month except Snuduy,
and living on a fraction more than a
quarter of a pound of meat per day and
loss than a peck of corn meal per week.
Tho yearly allowance of clothing con
sisted of two tow-linen shirts, such as
the coarost crash towels ore made of;
two pairs of trousers, one for summer
and ono for winter; one winter jacket,
one pair of varu stockings, and only
one pair ot shoes, l no Slave s enure
apparel could not have cost more man
$H a year.
"The little boys and girls were nearly
all iu a stuto of perfect midity. A
coarse blanket, such as cover horses,
was. their oulv bed. I he little children
stuck themselves in holes and corners
about the quarter, olton in tho comer
of the huge chimneys, with their feet in
the ashes to keep" them warm. More
slaves were whipped for oversleeping
than for any other fault. Neither ago
nor sex found any favor. The overseer
stood at tho quarter-door armed with tho
stick and cowskin, ready to whip any w ho
was a few minutes ls-hind timo. Young
mothers who worked in tho field
wero compelled to tuke their children
with them, und to leave them in the
corner of tho fence to prevent loss of
timo in nursing them. But in the great
house of Col. Lloyd tho table groaned
under tho heavy and blood-bought
luxuries, gathered with painstaking
euro nt home und abroad, i iclds, for
ests, rivers and seas wero niiido tribu
tary there. Fifteen servants waited on
the groaning table, some armed with
fang to cool tho heated brows of tho
alabaster ladies there. Splendid
coaches were in tho stable, beside gigs,
phietons, barouches, sulkies and sleighs,
silver-mounted harness and thirty-five
lino horses.
.1 Banker's) Knmlly Traveling Coach.
Chicago Thill's.
A coach in which a banker of Penn
sylvania is traveling with his family is
described as follows : Tho outside has
seats for three in front and two back ;
two largo lumps aro on each Bide of tho
front scut, and ono large headlight is
on tho dashboard. Hero also aro a
clock, an ax, a knife, a pistol and other
things. On tho left side of the coach,
near the 1mx, is a jwivato locker con
taining viands. On top is a large
willow trnuk, immediately back of
which tho tent, camp chairs and
blankets are stored. Undsr tho back
step is a plaoo for another largo willow
trunk, hanging behind which is a step
loddcr to bo used by ladies when taking
seats on tho outside of tho coach. Iu
side the lxot all kinds of cooking uten
sils aro packed. On tho side of tho
ouch are willow cases for canes, um
brellas, fishing roils and guns. Insido
aro two roomy seats facing each other,
accommodating six jhtsoiis. In th
cushions of tho doors aro map pockets,
and on tho cushioned walls haug a ther
mometer, a barometer, a compass, a
clock, night lump and match 1mx, and
near the top aro racks filled with note
paper and envelopes. Tho vehicle
weighs only 1,370 pounds, and tho reins
aro handled by tho owner, who generally
makes from twenty-nve to lony mues
daily. Tho party go into camp at 1'2
o'clock. Tho horsos aro then piokoted
and the camp fire u kindled.
A Mtamnriiie llulloon.
ICussoll's M ijjiixino.
At tho forthcoming international ox-
'hibition of Naples will bo exhibited in
action a submarine observatory, or bal
loon, which will sink people to tho bot
tom of tho Mediterranean shore waters,
where they can enjoy the natural
uuuariu there to bo seen. It is a bal
loon of steel, with three compartments
one for the actuating nie.'hanism and
heating bladder, ono for tho captain,
und one for the passengers, to tho nmn
ber of eight. There aro glasi w indows
for looking out at the fishes, shells and
weeds, and tho height of the balloon in
the water is regulated at will by means
of a collapsible bladder. A telephone
connects the balloon, which is captive
and can not tloat away, w ith tho shore
or a boat above.
Peware, proud world : n..w thou dinplwut
Tlw hiiniblwt of thy civiUiirMi, lint
In melancholy's ml""" '"iiw
Il chance upon a M divine -,
Who nine shall c-leavs your torturing
chain, , , , i .i .
And bo-alt your ptred S'-1 reliiitlesr
An Old Tlij lclair Vlw.
I believe, however, that it is not the
liquor alone which produces the diseases
generally attributed to it. It is rather
in the fact that those who are supposed
to fail in physical health by its use, or
who use it to excess, do so because they
create by their course of life or lulior a
morbid demand for the stimulant. I
have already shown how a board of
trade mun may rush off to get a drink
to prevent a reaction from excitement.
It is so with many other vocations.
Take a compositor on a morning pajier.
He will work all night, and have his
slnmlK'rs broken in the day. Ho rises
uurefreshed. He 'must work again,
and, utterly prostrated, suffering from
nervous losses, he drinks to restore him
self. He continues this course for years,
and becomes a wreck. Whether from
the drink or tho work for which he muv
have been constitutionally unfitted I
could not say, unless I could determine
w hat w ould have been the result had he
follow ed either course and left tho other
I am inclined to think, However, that
the effects of liquor ou a person
following a nervous and exhaustive vo
cation, especially if it be used to brace
up to greater efforts and harder work,
is far more injurious than when used
by such men as those who first peopled
the west, and who drank it frequently
and sometimes to excess. Their sys
tems wero strong enough to throw off
its effects. Their occupations did not
cause nervou-i prostration, hence they
did not develop a seeming necessity in
the system for it. It is not the peculi
arity of modern liquor or the depravity
of the present generation ; it is the ex
haustion induced by the terrible outlay
of vitulity in exciting business that
makes drinking what it now is with a
large class. My advice to oil workers
is to go slow. Do not brace up that
you may overwork. Best; that is na
ture's own magnificent and unri
valed remedy, that will cure when
nothing else will. Take to the woods,
tho fields, the open air. Throw physics
to the dogs, and do not sell your health
for money, for you cannot buy it.
A Vlca lor Little Men.
Surely tho anthropometrists will do
harm if they encourage tho crazo of
fullness. It seems one ambition of
mothers that their boys should be tall.
Napoleon and ellington and Nelson
wero short. lho lioinans dominated
Italy becauso individual physical in
feriority mndo them perfect their or
gunizatiou. . To say that the English is
tho tallest race is pimply 'to say that
they aro hewers of wood and drawers of
water for tho rest. Tho tidiness of
Saxon invaders proves little. Although
reach was of more importance in the
days of sword and ax than now, tho
tall Saxon did not in point of fact oust
tho shorter Celt or Neolith except in
places whoro command of the sea guvo
him power to concentruto rapidly. It
is to organization, sanitary education,
etc., and not to tidiness, or even to
weight, that ono race must look to beat
another now, as iu tho days when Bomo
beat tho mountaineers. But if wo are to
admire physical condition, surely we
should bo taught to look to size round
the chest in men, and to sizo, whero
size is wanted in womou, and not to
tullucss in either case.
Cunning Conjuror,
Chicaso Times.
The performances by tho Davenport
brothers and other spirits aro clumsy
compared with the acts of tho far north
west Indians. The conjurors are legion
that will permit themselves to bo
bound, not merely hand and foot, but
tho wliolo body swathed with thongs,
withes, ropes and rawhides, and after
ward tied up in a net, and then releaso
themselves almost instantly on being
placed in a little "medicine lodgo" of
skins, constructed for tho purpose, tho
bonds being thrown out through an
opening iu the top, without a knot being
apparently disturbed.
The Coming Trot tee.
New York Tiiliuii".
lien the world sees a t roller cover
a mile in one minute and forty seconds,
a lent aecoiupiisiuM ny more than one
thoroughbred, it will see a wliollv new
tvpo, so different from tho present ani
mid that tho theory of evolution will
never stretch far enough to cover tho
A t'urlnne Visits
A fortune awaits tlio man who will in
vent a penholder that vou can't stick
into the mucilage-bottle, and a mucilage
brush that won t go into the inkstand.
There is a man in New Y'ork who
manufactures diamonds for U
lose. They aro sold at so much s quart.
One of the IHpr'oug- Want.
In tho carriage-makers' convention in
Now Haven, Conn., after tho committco
on apprenticeship had rojwrted in favor
of restoring tho old system of inden
turing apprentices until they reach their
majority. Mr. John W. Britton, of Now
York, said : "Ono of tho serious wants
of this country and of our trade is good
boys. Our boys aro deteriorating, as
are our men. Tho greatest difficulty
wo experience iu New York is that of
getting boys who havo brains and aro
willing to learn a trade thoroughly.
The example of men who havo mado
millions iu a few years is held up be
fore our boys m school, and tho boys
becomo intlamed with the notion that
they must niako their millions and bo
ablo to found cross-roads colleges bo-
tore thev die. ho they eschew trades
and become poor professionals."
The AiitliuiHhlii of "Old Urlnies."
Tho 'New Y'ork Tribune has been
trying to fix tho authorship of tho pa
thotio ballad. "Old (irimes." Tho
weight of tho testimony is in favor of
Albert O. Green, a graduate of Brpwn
university and author of "The Baron's
Last Banquet." There is a pretty well
authenticated claim, however, that the
author was a student of tho Yalo col
lego during tho presidency of Dr.
Dwight. In thoso days the janitor of
tho institution was au eccentric charac
ter, who wore "nn old brown coat," and
was called by tho students Professor of
Dust and Ashes. Ho died, and the
claim is that one of tho collego rhyni-
sters w rote the lines m question, which
w ere snug by a lot of heartless students
who assembled for that purpose on the
roof of the college building.
A I Helens Habit.
Tho act of putting a lead pencil to
the tongue to wet it just before writing,
which is habitual with many people, is
one of tho oddities for which it is hard
to give any reason unless it began in
the days w hen pencils wero poorer than
now, and was continued by example to
the next generation. A lead pen
should never be wet. It hardens the
lead and ruins the pencil. This fact is
known to uewspoper men and steno.
A Warning.
A Boston editor heeimo "a walking
cncycloedia of historical and bio
graphical knowledge" and then died.
People should not try to be encyclope
dias unless thev expect to bo soon laid
ou the shelf.
Tho Obl-Timo Allien or the Houth
The Commercial Centre of t..c
A. K. McClure III Philadelphia Times.
I find nivsolf for the first timo in
Lexington, the homo of Clay. Grand
as it is in the associations which gather
about his lustrous name and career, it
is not the Lexington that called tho
"Mill Boy of the Slashes" to seek homo
and funio'in the Kentucky wilderness.
When ho turned his youthful face
toward the setting sun in 171)7, and cast
his lot in tho outpost of civilization, tho
Lexington of that day was regarded as
the future inland commercial centre of
the south and west. It was baptized at
the cunip-rire of pioneers, by the patri
otic impulse that welcomed tho news of
tho Lexington buttle in Massachusetts,
and Virginia culture and refinement
came to the land of Boone and lnado
the new Lexington the Athens of tho
west. Clay and l'olk both came from
the Old Dominion to riso with the most
promisi ng and cultured people of tho
new commonwealth, and both honored
it iu later years, iu the senate of the
United States. And their dreams of
social and commercial pie-emiiionce for
their new western home, long seemed
to bo certain of fulfillment.
Before Clay had reached national
distinction as Commoner, Lexington
hud become tho greut commercial cen
tre of the west, with Cincinnati, Louis
ville, and all tho near west and south
seeking it as a wholesale trading depot.
Its law and medical colleges rivaled
even tho greut cities' of tho east, ami its
temples of learning were the pride of
tho nation. Transylvania university
was the Yalo of the south, with its char
ter from purent Virginia ante-dating
the independence of the colonies. Tho
population of Lexington was once
thrice that of Louisville or Cincinnati,
and it was the centre of southern intel
lect, refinement and elegance. It has
furnished the most illustrious line of
statesmen of any city or county in tho
union. Nine residents of Fayette county
havo bomo the high commission of
proud Kentucky to the United States
senate, and among them wero such
memorable names as Clay, Marshall,
Brcckenridge, and last, though not
least, tho present Senator Beck, who
cast his first vote for Clay iu lst l ; and
twice that number have mudo tho nunio
of Lexington familiar in tho house of
But commerce is shifting as the sands
of the sea, and tho Lexington that
Henry Clay dreamed of and saw iu
commercial, and social pre-eminence
tiiree score years ago,- is now, as com
pared with that day, another sweet Au
burn, grandest in tho fragrant memories
of festive greatness. Tho steamboat's
hoarse song was heard on tho Ohio;
coninierco fled to worship ut new altars,
and tho city lots which sold at fabulous
prices in tho suburbs oi' Lexington, hyo
long been gatlu red back into heart
some and bountiful blue grass farms.
I spent a most interesting and in
structive morning here with ono of the
few surviving contemporaries of Clay
w hen Lexington was the boasted Athens
of tho w est. Ber.iamiu Grutz has braved
the storms of liinety-ono winters. Ho
tells of Philadelphia when a city
less thun tho present Louisville
and of Lexington as tho boasted inland
city of tho continent. Ho once pointed
to -Transylvania university in its grand
est distinction as part of his owii work,
and ho shared every joy and' sorrow of
Henry Clay. His eyes aro sightless
and his fine form bowed by tl',3 weight
of yours, but his face brightens with
almost tho fervor of youth when ho
tells tho story of tho devotion of Lex
ington to the gallant "Hurry of tlio
West." Tho city of l'enn that ho left
to become part of tho future metropo
lis of tho west now has nearly a million
peoplo within its limits, and the western
metropolis, founded so hopefully iu tho
heart of tho beautiful and bountiful
bluo grass region, is to-day a pretty vil
lage, rich in legend and tradition,
richer in tho nation's rocords of endur
ing fame, but with all the glory of early
dreams departed.
; it.
A celebrated singer told mod,:
Farepa first came to tins couutrr ?
called nt tho Bennett
sented a letter of introduction Pt
sho brought from Eurono. V r11
nett, who was a dressy and rather
Fault of OurJMrhool Hystem.
B. F. Butler.
We school tho children too much ;
that is to sav, we keep them at school
nil the year round; we continually forco
their perceptive and memorizing facul
ties, and give no time for the play of
thoir retlectivo faculties. In other
words, they don't reflect upon what they
havo learned or attempt to apply it in
their own minds. We cram them with
too many studies. How else is
tho fact to bo accounted for that a
child iu tho country, having but
four months' schooling in the year, will
como to Boston more matured in his
education thun ono who has had nine
months' schooling in tho year ? In our
city schools there is too much teaching
and too little learning. By that I mean
to say thut tho great press of studies
placed upon the young mind by
oral teachings for a few minutes
ot a timo, and a different study most
every hour in tho day, tend to break
up the continuity of tho pupil's thought,
and the oral addresses and lectures re
ceive but little attention from tho tired
minds of tho pupils.
Another Fashionable Craxe. .
Just now it is said to bo a craze
among tho fashionable ladies of New
York society to own valuable cows,
paving for them sums varying from
sftCuOO to $1(5,000. They affect a glass
of milk night and morning, which is
quite os expeusivo as tho masculine
cocktail at that rato of investment.
ivtt, who w as a dressy and rathe, 2
itteent sociotv lad v. r.wiv.i ""?'
the parlor, and, after welcoming i
bore her to the library where fc,F
tinguished husband was at his aML
"Father." said Mrs. Bennett,-,,
here is Mme. Farepa, come to U
protection of our paper."
Mr. Bennett expressed his pW.
at seeing her, but Farepa bridled.
ceptibly and exclaimed earnestly.
"No! no! Pardon me! Yo ,.,,
mistako. I do not come to ask the ,'
tection of The Herald, but only to
sent a personal letter of introdncfi
from your friends." J
Constraint and embarrassment foi
lowed. Mrs. Bennott was angrt ti
call was short. And The Herald uM?,
gave a word of cordiol praise to IW
till both her host ami hostem
dend. .
Another: When Madame Ga.?a:iiRn
the finest singer of her time, wast
this city, sho called on Mrs. UennH
ono day and waited for her half an ho
in tho drawing-room, and then left. 0
letting her out, the servant asked:
"Who shall I tell her called?"
"Tell her," said tho prima donna
"that sho will find my card on the
And there, sure enough, it was fonn.l
Gazzanitrca. sernu-1,.,1 in l
that had blown m that summer morn
ing on the polished piano lid! Instead
of being offended, Mrs. Bennett was at
once pleased by the impudence and
liveliness of her cnller, mid thencefor
ward tho two wero good friends, and
The Herald could never suy enough for
How Londoner lrrn.
The streets generally wore thronged
with people, principally gentlemen.
English ladies seem to "walk but little
in tho streets. Tho London gentlemen
nro a lino looking set of men. Thev
dress remarkably well, wholly in Prince
Albert coats and white vests amities.
They wear tho glossiest, most shining
hats, w hat wo call "stovepipes," which
make them look taller and better
dressed thun the "bean pots" of America.
Nearly every gentleman hns either a
rose, jasmine or a tuberose iu his button
hole. It mav bo their dress or their lints
thut give the impression, but English
gentlemen look taller than Americans.
Their physical development is good;
their faces handsome; thoir features
clearly cut. Most of them nre clean
shaven, except a small mustache and
neat side-boards. ' There aro very few
beards to bo seen amoiigthe better class
of young Englishmen.
The streets of London aro enlivened
with red-coated soldiers. They are a
lino looking class; their dress ver
bright in color and well cut. On tlw
streets they usually wear a cap, re
sembling a smoking cap, which the;
jauntily perch on ono side of the head
and in "their hands carry a lithe or slen
der walking cane. Thoir walk is verv
regular und their bearing military; and
on nccount of the number one ses
they contribute quite a feature among
tho city sights.
After lneteen Years.
On tho 21st of June, 1S34. a young
lady residing iu Frankfort Ky,
sent a letter addressed to "Lieut. J.
K. P. South, Company D, Fifth Ken
tucky Infantry, Lewis Brigade, hee
ler's" Division," which was forwarded
but never received by Mr. South. After
i,n ivnv Mm loftnr enmn into the pos
session of Bev. E. C. Guerrant, ol
Mount Sterling, who placed it in a box
Mill, a mimlwir nf nthnr mementoes of
his comrades of the "lost cause," w here
it was discovered by Mr. . 1- Baveti
n.i;,.rnf Tim Mount Sterlinir Sentinel
who forwarded tho long missing letter
to Mr. South, w ho received it one day
last week. Tho fair writer at the time
sho wrote tho letter was tho betrothed
nf Afr KnnHi but. is lonor since married
tii nnnflmr nmn mid now resides in
Louisville. Lieut. South is tho brfr'
father of a family residing in lies, i
Vn. Mr. Sonth-.i'ntonds' to selil
loiiL'-sealed letter aftor he reads to.
nm.innty tn flio is a rcminuor 01
their former friendship.
Thaddciifl fctcven' rave. 1
Stevens had purchased and paid for
lots iu tho "Lancaster" cemetery beforq
he know that its charter limited its ten
anf to thro ill whoso veins rail DO
African blood. Ho then negotiated for
ground in "Woodward Hill cemetery.
but ascertaining thnt they, too, duln
think a black man Food enouch t
moulder to dust in their graveyard, he
exclaimed : "is it possible that tney re
a set of fools, too." Mrs. Smith says,
that tho directors then offered to hav
tho obnoxious limitation stricken out of
Stevens' deed, but the old man ile lia iv-Aiil.1 1inva nntlnncr to d
with them or their cemetery, and th4
ho "wouid rather be buried in Fotterf
Field.' And so this consistent chan
pion of the oppresst d turned to the le:
pretentious burial ground, where 1
now lies, beneath that graven tabl
whereof all the world knows and ho
The IIii;)i fcrlmol Truncation.
'"Y'ou ought to be in our room now,"
said Amv; "we have a teacher that rules
the roos't." "Well," replied tho high
whool girl, "I'd be ashamed of mysolf.
You sh juld say, 'Governs the horizontal
perch on which tho fowl reposes,' not
'rules tho roost." "
Voltaire: I never was but twice in
my life completely on the verge of ruin
first, w hen I lost a law suit ; and, sec
ondly, when I gained one.
Barou Nathaniel BothschilJ tikt..'
dinner on golden plates.
Progress! in Mertiratlon.
Since the time of our fathers gr
changes have taken place, all in the
rection of the diminution of the v
and number of drugs admit) :
Doses are getting smaller, pi
(dwindling 111 sra.-agd 'pnwtT---',
growing so beautifully les as to, ?"
ut no distant period t'ifir lii .i
i blessed extinction without hope v'
urrection. Drops are substi! n
tablespoonfiils.andeflVrviiFflinR -the
black draught of stil!bl;K-k
ory. Tho whilom bolus, monsf
size and na- tiness, is an extim
physio, aud what pills af if "
dwarfed form cover thei
coats of varkd hue, or j
selves in the aeduclive t--
:s OF Juscno!-'
returned In J
a Ti-ry fine tWK i - ' 3
and examirt ni f