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When and Low sl.a'1 I meet liim? If ever
What are the words he first will say?
How will the harriers now that sever
Our kindred spirits be broken away?
This self-same daylight on him is shining,
Shining somewhere the while I sing,
The only one who, my will resigning,
Could I acknowledge my king, my king.
Whether his hair he golden or raven.
Whether his cy" he darX or hlue,
I know not how, hut 'twould he engraven
On that wh ts day as my perfec t hue.
Many a face I hare liked for a minute
Been chained hy a voice with a pleasing
Hut ever and ever there was something in It,
Something that could not be his, my king.
I will not dream of him liand-ome and strong,
My ideal love may he weak and slight;
It matter not to what class he helong,
He would he noble enough in my sight;
He ra ly not be brillUntly gifte I, my lord,
And he may be learned in everything;
But if ever he comes he will strike the chord,
Whose melody watts for the hand of its
But he must be courteous toward the lowly;
To the weak and sorrowful, loving, too;
He must he courageous, refined and holy,
By nature exalted, and tirm and true.
To such I might fearlessly give the keeping
Of love that would never outgrow its
There would be few tears of a woman's
If they loved such men as my king, my
The Spanish Legation in Koine.
BY JOAQUIN MII.I.EK.
There was a call tor soldiers in old
R mie ti ji to Spain and light lor the
new Republic against the Pretender D m
Carlos. It was a novel and romantic idea
to go from the city of the Caesars to
tight for the new Carthage. I told a
Spanish friend, full of adventure and am
bitious for glory, and we two together
called early oue morning at a dingy old
palace which bore the anas of Spaiu above
At last the lazy porter admitted us, ami
led us in. Then he limped lazily up
stairs, bowing all the way, and looking
back, for he had a live-franc note which
Signor M. had slipped into his hand in
the vain hope of waking him up.
The porter limped slowly down, like a
robin of a frosty morning, on one leg,
and we went up.
The secretary of legation received us
in that most obsequious manner peculiar
to alt men in subordinate positions in the
Latin countries. lie would scarcely be
.seated in our presence.
"But I wish to see his excellency the
Minister of Spain to the court of Italy,"
"But his excellency his excellency is
not is not Kcally, Signor M., it is
but twelve o'clock."
"And at what time can I hope to have
my card sent to his excellency"
"Well, really, we lise early here in
Rome. At home you know we rise at
two: here his excellency kindly sacrifices
himself to the cares of office and the for
tunes of his country, and may be seen us
early as one o'clock."
The polite clerk bowed as he said this
bowed very profoundly, and shut hi
eyes and held his breath at the very men
tion of such a sacrifice on the part of a
high-bred Spaniard, and the widest awake
Spaniard in all Europe.
"I will wait," said M., and he began
to roll a cigarette.
"Good, good, that is best; you are the
first here; you will certainly, by right ot
priority to say nothing ot your name
be the first to see his excellency.
31. bowed.- The secretary rolled a ci
garette, lighted it, put it in his mouth,
and blew the smoke through his nose, as
if his nose were a double-barreled shot
gun, to be loaded up with paper and dis
charged with smoke.
Then there was silence. Tii rough the
smoke I saw that the coat of the kind
secretary was literally threadbare. The
furniture was so poor, it was reduced in
many cases to perfect skeletons. Stand
ing on three legs like a poor broken-
down horse, was a sofa; it looked as if it
had been led, and was standing before
the door of a soap factory, waiting to In
knocked on the head and cut into chunks,
and boiled into jelly and converted into
cakes of first-class fashionable Windsor
soap. The curtains were of another cen
tury. The carpet looked as if it had been
inarched over by the iron feet of Time
for a thousand years. The secretary was
indeed very poor, therefore he tried to be
Again he loaded his mouth with paper,
touched a match to the fuse, and turning
round towards M., Mr. Secretary tired
the contents of his double-barreled nasal
shot-gun right at his breast. M., too,
had 'loaded up, and elevating 7ti nose,
gave ?he secretary as good as he had sent.
Then they both loaded up again, and the
innocent duel went on till the dusty old
clock began to point towards the time
when his excellency would allow a can!
to be sent intoj his presence.
"Home is tilling up rapidly," observed
, the secretary.
"Yes, yes. Home, mi see, is a great
bowl great basin, R me is set out here
like a tub under the great heavens. Well,
it rains, and Rome tills up. No? You
do not catch my figure? Well, look here.
Rome has a great wall a great round
wall ; that wall suggests the rim of a basin
or bowl. Good. Now it rains; that is,
you people, you travelers, you pour into
Rome. You rain down upon us. Ha! ha!
You fill us up like a flood. Ha! hu! Now
you understand? You see" and here
the secretary bowed over towards 31. as
if about to tell a great secret "you see I
have written novels. I owe in fact aud
in confidence I owe my osition here,
as secretary of legation of the of the
of of Spain! to the fact that I was
once a novelist well, men who write
novels fall into a habit of using these
figures, aud and you will pardon me."
A profound bow, and then a silence.
Tlien the guns were re-loaded' and fired;
and still his excellency did not appear.
"Spain certainly is not In -need of my
help if her minister has so much time
for repose," mused M., and he began to
be tenibly bored.
"Yes, Rome is tilling up. You can go
out I go out in the morning, ami I put
my finger on the riih of tlse basin, that is
the wall, and I say, 'She. filled up that
much last night.' Then I walk down
the Cor. so, aud I note the density of the
crowd there, and I say, 'Ah, how it did
rain yesterday and all last night!' I go
up to the basin's rim, und I reach my
hand, and I say, 'It is so high.' Hi! ha!
R jiue will soon be full up to the top of the
basin's lim, and then she will pour over
and spill out, and people will tlow on in a
sort of river to Egypt and on to Palestine.
And soil goes; and so it w ill continue to go
on for years, centuries long after you and
I have gone the.grcat, great j turney."
The secretary (-topped, wiped his eyes,
and waited for M. to answer. Rat M.
meant business rather thin sentiment,
and he sat silent, still waiting for the
At last the secretary looked up at the
clock as it pointed towards midday; then
he lazily arose, shuffled forward once,
pulled at a belt till he pulled a small boy
in lace and buttons into his presence,
handed a card to the small boy in lace
and buttons, and then sat down.
Tne minister entered with a cigarette
in full smoke. lie was a sin. ill, fat man,
and moved slowly and uiih a great deal
of assumed importance. He pulled away
like a little steamboat against a hard
stream, ami fairly blew sparks from his
Mnokc-stack as he pulled and puffed at
"Yes, Signor M. shall have letters to
my friend the commandant at Ii ircclona.
lie is my very le ir fiiend, and will do
all he can for you. Mr. Secretary, you
will draw up letters to that effect."
The minister filled a chair, after first
examining its legs and back, and anus.
He shut his eyes, rested, reflated, rolled
a cigarette, look up to the ceiling, ami
went on :
"Hut you see, gentlemen, you cannot
get into Ruveioiia now. Resides, you
must be prepared not to find my friend
in coninrind. The truth is, the Govern
ment is very active, and it rein ves its
leaders every few days. They want new
blood, you see. No, you cannot get into
Barcelona now. You had better go to
Ma bid at once?. I have sent a great
many gentlemen to Madrid."
"And what can we do at Madrid?"
' What can you do? Why, wait, as the
others do. As fast as the; olHeers iire
killed off, vacancies occur. You sit
down there; you wait your turn. If the
war keeps on, in a few years at furthest
you will tiud yourselves at the head of
"We prefer to go to R ircelona. When
can we have our letters?"
"Oil, in a few days -at farthest; and if
you are in a great h i-de to depirt, my
secretary can have them placed in your
hands within the week."
We bowed before this iittle man this
decrepit representative of a decrepit gov
ernment in the decrepit chair and sh ik
ing the hand of the secretary, we went
our, perfectly certain that we had no
btisiuess in Spain.
Tho Devil' Nest.
ONE OF THE WtlNDEKS OF ARIZONA.
Colonel J. W. Rrook-, in a communi
cation to the Chicago Tribune, describes
a wonderful valley, which will remind
the readers of that inaccessible valley of
oiamoiids described in the "Arabian
In the winter of 171 I was in the ser
vice of the Government on the Piute Res
ervation in southwestern Nevada. My
business was to look after the
wants of the Indians, vi-.it the
different subdivisions of the tribe,
and use my influence to bring them
to the reservation, where they might be
cared for and taught the principles of
civilization. On one excursion I was
looking after the scatft red bands of Sebits;
ami, on returning to the agency, was at
tempting to cross from the lower crossing
of the Little Colorado, on the east side of
the main Colorado liver, to the mouth of
the Red Virgin, over a diy, barren pla
teau of seventy miles. It w as a wearisome
march, and both man and beast had
reached a state of actual suffciing f r
want of water. S'-rious thoughts and cal
culations occupied every moment; the
fear of desfuction seemed to be indelibly
stamped upon nil; yet I, who had the
guai dianship of the party, had many
times in iny twenty-six years in the
fir West experienced very similar tests of
men's souls, and bade them on ward ; and,
with my assurance thitthey would reach
water, they trudged on. While traveling
along a very old Indian trail, I dis
coveied an olj-et in the distance
which I supposed to be a deer or
an antelope, which was regarded
as a sign that water was near at hand.
Spurs were applied to the faithful mules,
and they were not long in approaching
near the supposed animal; but to tin; as
tonishment of the party, it proved to be
an Indian laden with Z rona blankets, on
his way to what he called the Di able
the Devil's Nest. He was most fearfully
frightened. He afterwards stated that he
expected to be murdered by the party;
but upon being assured of friendship and
good will, he g ive information of water
and also of his business. He proved to
be a .Yloqua Indian trailer, with a large
pack of blankets on his back, and, as
stated before, was on his way to the
Devil's Nest. He invited us to follow
We had traveled but a short distance
when we came upon a great descent in
the level plain or Mesa. It was evident
ly too steep to be descended with ani
mals, so we dismounted, picketed our
animals, and, on foot, followed our guide.
A few rods travel brought us to a terpen
dicular clitf of solid in 1 1 pace or cooled
lava, from which we obtained a plaiu
view of a wonderful chamber lying a
great distance below us. At this point
our guide threw over or down his pack,
aud it was soon out of sight. Immediate
ly before us was a narrow, deep crater in
the nvilpace, through which we went
down at an angle of b0 degrees, until an
other perendicular cliff was reached,
which we descended by the aid of n Mexi
can ladder. It w as made of raw hide and
was securely fastened in a large pile of
stones at the top. It ha I small sticks
twisted in the rawhide at right angles
with the lariat, which served as steps in
the ladder. On them, one after another,
a low er point was gained, except in a few
cases where a long pole was used as a
substitute. At last the lottom was
gained and, after aj uirney of half a mile
over a beautiful smooth surface, we came
to one of the most beautiful bubbling
springs we had ever seen, of pure, cold
and sweet water. At this point, to my
astonisluneut and dismay, I found an
abundance of Indian signs (tracks of
Indi .us). I could look around me and
rea'.i'.e the stubborn fact that I was in one
of Nature's most secure prisons. The
walls were perpendicular to the height of
o,5Ji) to 4,0i)U feet, with seemingly no
possible means of escape s;tvc by the way
we entered. The tir.st thought was hor
rifying in the extrein . The idea of hav
ing followed an Indian into a stone
bound cave or chamber, and into the
midst of a band of wild Apaches, was ter
rible indeed. I suspiciously ami trem
blingly followed the Moqu i a quarter of
a mile further, when the stream of the
spring had grow n into quite a littlecrcck,
having been increased by many other
springs, ami the signs of Indians had
changed to that of real Indian villages;
yet not an Indian was to be seen, and this
was hut continuing my suspicious of dan
ger, and adding more horror to my trem
oling nerves. Oar guide; mounted a large
rock and yelled, at the top of his voice,
a most horrible howl. Alter a seemingly
long suspense a very old, decrepit Indi tn,
almost blind, crept o it from the mass of
detached clitf that had fallen from above,
and, with trembling fear,exclaiined, "Am
igo-ainigo!" The salute was returned, ami
the two coward n , brave men each
fearing the other, rcj 'iced, and, as evi
ilent'i'iit frien lship,there was an exchange
of tobacco, and tin pipe f peace was
smoked. It was followed by calling to
gether the whole tribe a poor relic of
some ancient tribe numbering in all but
sixteen. They had probably fl -d to this
most secret aud remarkable spot of earth
for refuge in time of trouble, possibly
previous to the invasion of Coitcz. They
were most mai veloiisly struck by my ap
The Devil's Nest is situ de l in the
northwest part of Ai iz ma Ten itory, on
the east side of the Colorado river, and
opposite the lower end of the great Canyon
of the Colorado. The canyon is in some
places ,(;) feet deep. The Devil's Nest
is a sunken hole in a malpace, or lava
formal! n to the depth of o,.). ) to 4.O00
feet, with erpcndieiilar walls, excepting
the haz trdous entrance through or over
which we passed. It is an oblong square,
some 2 by 10 miles. I found these In
dians in po. session of a small flock id'
goats, which had been kept within hounds
y means of i n i.its. They had also plenty
of beans and com ; and, more astonishing
still, they had the most thrifty peach
trees that I had ever seen. It is siippos
abie tii.it the most uniform climate is to
be found in this sink.
Neck-twist i ii in Caurcli.
A good story i told of an eccentric
old parson w ho was sorely annoyed by
a habit his people hid acq'iircd (aud
which prevails, by th.; way, in all other
churches, even ie-,v ami nere i!outs, to
some extent), of taistiug their necks
around every time anybxly entered the
door and p.i-jd up the aisle of the meet
ing house, to see whit in inner ot pel son
it might le.
Wearied with the annoyance, the old
man exclaimed, one S inday :
Rrethren.if you w ill ouly-cease turning
your heads around whenever the door
opens, and will keep your attention on
me, 1 will promise to tell you, as I preach,
who it is tn.it comes in."
Accordingly, he went on with the ser
vices, ami presently made a stop as one
of the deacons entered, saying:
'That is Deacon , who keeps the
And thus he announced, in turn, thead
ventofeach imli vidu il, proceeding the
w hile with his sermon as composedly as
the circumstances would admit, when at
last a stranger came in, when he cried out:
"A little old man in green s-MMJlacles
and a drab overcoat don't know him
you can all turn round and look for your
selves, this time."
It is hardly necessary to add that the
good mm carried his point, and there
.vas bat iittie neek-twisting seen in his
congregation after that d ty.
In the year 1SI, Dr. McLcod was a
member of a deputation sent bv the Gen
eral Assembly f the Scotch Ciuirch to
Uit chuiche of fellowship with that or
g tni.ation in IJ; itish Amci ica, ami dm iug
nis stay in the new world Ik- m idea luief
trip to ii ston. Writing tfieuce, he stys,
with tine irony: "I have been actutllv
three l ays in R iston. D you not think
I am now well entitled to give a souno
opinion upon American manners? I have
lived in one of her hotels, heard two of
her preachers, seen two of her Sabbath
schools. 1 have driven in her cabs and
omnibuse-, visited her j ills and lunatic
asylums, smoked her cigars, read her
newspapers, :ui 1 visited L -well, and may
I not be permitted to guess what sort of
people they are? I was prepared on Sat
urda to pronounce a ju Igmeut on the
whole nation; but happening to lie wrong
in my liist opinion, I shut up my note
book. 1 had mounted the box of a coach;
the driver sat on my left hand; he said
he always did. Just as I had noted the
great fact that 'all drivers in America
it on the left side of the lxx,' I thought
I would ask what was gained by this.
Why, I guess,' replied Jonathan, "I can't
help it Tin left-haudcd !' I learned
a lesson from this: to beware how I
Sensibility is like me i os, that cau
lead one only when the sky is clear
Rm'oii is the magnetic needle that
gaiJes the ship when they are wrapt iu
Hints for Ynnnsr Mothers.
The three' requisites for babies are.
plenty of sleep, plenty of food, plenty of
flannel. I he saying that man is a bun
dle of habits is as true of babies as it is
of grown people. If an infant is accus
tomed from its birth to sleep from six
o'clock at night till daylight, the habit of
early sleep will be formed, and the mother
may" have all her evenings to herself. If
the baby sleeps at night, a long morning
nap will naturally come nlwuit dinner
time, after which the child, except when
very young, should be kept awake till six
o'clock. Perseverance in this routine will
stum result in securing quiet evenings for
iMith child and parent. Some mothers
have a long season every night and every
morning in getting the baby asleep.
They rock them and sing to them till
Morpheus enfolds them. With most
children this is unnecesssary. An infant
can be accustomed by a few days' training
to go to sleep itself lor a morning nap, as
well as for the longer rest at night. A
mother has duties to herself as well as to
her offspring. While she should exercise
a constant care in securing its utmost
physical comfoit, she should secure rest
and recreation for herself. In no other
way can she keep fresh in feeling, buoy
ant in spirit. Nothing is so wearing as
the unceasing tending of a fretful baby.
Every means should be employed to aid
i he child iu takingcar; of itself, and giv
ing as little trouble as psible. It may
learn in babyhood to amuse itself with
toys, or by watching movements goingoii
around it. l-'a-hioii, ns well as g.od
sense, requires infants' dresses to be made
with long sleeves and high in the? neck.
Fashion requires children of all ages to
Im; warmly clad. Soft ll mnel should en
case the whole Ixsly, except the face and
hands. The frequent cause of colic in
infants Is the nakedness of their neck and
amis. Regularity in feeding is as i in mu
tant as either of the other requisites.
l ibics cry as often from being overfed,
r fed too frequently, as from hunger.
L 't the mother olr.-y the dictates of com
mon sense in this niatt'-r, and not force
food info a babyV stomach for every little
plaint it makes. Children tf three or
four years need much more sleep than
they Usually have. For irritable aud
nervous children slep is a seciti, aud
it can m secured to them only by force
of habit. M my light forms of disease
may be cured by keeping a child in a
uniform temperature and in quiet. Let
young mothers experiin ;nt on these sug
gestions, and we are sure they will have
miny an hour in the nursery for reading
Deliciicie for the Sick.
The beautiful and poetical idea which
cannot fail to be ad at i red ami approved
of by all liberal pels ms of atll.ieuce and
sentiment, of giving flowers f r the pur
ose of ornamenting the chambers of the
sick, is meeting, we are happy to say,
with general c -m n 'ill it ion and encour
agement; and the hospitals and private
hou-es, where invalids have hitherto been
confined with nothing to gaze upon but
blank walls and uninviting and unin
spiring objects, and those dull and ac
customed household articles with which
daily familiarity has wearie 1 the sight in
health, and much more so in sickness, are
beginning to exhibit the cheerful colors
ami the fragrant odor of the gifts so poetic
ally conceived for the physical and mental
gratification of the sick. There are
many other delicacies w hich might sh ire
iu imparting pleasure to the sick besides
boquets. Toere are j;llies ami fruit-,
which in nearly all c.is.-s of indisposition
are welcome to invalids, and to mmi
even in re tha i weh:.iin ;. Tluse are not
generally included in the bill of fare of
even the most liberally-endowed public
hospitals, anil a fund raised to supply
such grateful and ch.vring tLdicicie
might le expended iu comp inioiishi p
with the disbursements th it are in idj iu
proem ing fragrant and be mtifal n se
gays for the p r in 1 r invalids. Xeie.
To Ci.kvn Paint. Tuts is a very
simple method to clem punt that
has oecoine very duty, aad every woman
hould ad qt it, lor it saves much strength
ami time. Procure a plate with the best
whiiing; have ready some warm soap
water and a piece of fl mnel, which dip
into the water and so leez; aim st dry.
Now take as inn :h wiiiti.ig as will ad
here to it. Apply it to the tainted sur
face, when a little rubbing will instantly
remove dirt or grease. Then wash with
clean warm water, and dry with a soft
chamois. If you clean paint iu this wav.
it w ill look as well as w hen fresh painted.
ind will not inj ire the most deneite
colors. it is a inucli oeller way il ia
using soap ami will not req lire more than
halt the time and labor.
Ki itiiKN Etiquette. Humanity, says
Hacon, is sooner won by courtesy th in by
real benefits. If one would make thor
ough and etlioient servuiU out of raw
mateii d. it must be done by patience aud
long suffering. You say they are pro
voking! v stupid; we will suppose thev
are; but if we have tode il with stupidity,
let us use the in'; ins best adapted t it.
Did you ever find that scolding made an
oroer more inteuiirioic. or causeu any
thing but broken dishes and ill-cooked
dinners? Then try gentleness a little
while; if that will not accomplish any
thing, send away your serva.it and try
Clkanino Sii.ks, Satixs, Colored
Woolen Du esses, etc. Four ounces of
soft soap, four ounces of honey, the white
of an egg. and a wineglassful of gin; mix
well together, the article is to lte scoured
with a rather hard brush thoroughly,
afterwards rinse it in cold water, leave to
drain,and iron while quite damp. A friend
informs us that she finds it a i excellent
pla r, having used it for a length of time,
and recommended it to friends with per
Raw Potato Yevst. Take four good
sized potatoes, piro and grate them as
quickly as pos-ibIe. As soon as we have
finished grating, pour two quarts of boil
ing water oil them; when cool, add one
half cup salt, one-half cup sugar, and one
cup of fresh yea.t. Let stand until light,
then put iu a cool place. This is a splen
did summer yeast..
Reminiscences of Audubon.
UV A GUANODAUOHTEIt.
Many a happy hour h ive I pased, list
ening to incidents of his daring, his pa
tience aud endurance, his quick, nervous
nature causing strange contra dictions in
his character. One can hardly believe
that the man who for three weeks Scnt
every day, ami all day long, lying on his
back under a tree watching two little
birds build their nest, could lte the same
who would sometimes Itecouic so dis
couraged, and so impatient, when the
If -ct he desired could not lte produced
that he would throw canvas, easel, paints
ami brushes from him, and rush from the
house, to fi id consolation in his beloved
w.tods. On his return he would find his
implements collected together and ar
ranged und would resume work as if no
outburst of temper had interrupted liim.
At no time did he lose sight of
his work, and he carried it with him
w herever he went ; if not in the tangible
form of taints aud brushes, it appeared
iu his earnest questions addressed to those
he might be with, or in the quick glances
of those eagle eyes which were such a
noticeab'e feature of his handsome face.
Animals of various kinds, many of them
far from attractive, were at one time or
another inin ites of his house. I remem
ber my mother telling me that one of his
first experiences with my grandfather,
was being called up one night in common
w ith the ret of the ho iscli old to c itch
a number of white mice, which had es
caped from their cage; and very amus
ing was her account of the pursuit and
final capture of the runaways, the excited
owner leading the chase, under the tables
aud chairs, into corners and behind cur
tains, eventually securing them all,
though not w ithout a brave resistance on
the part of the mice, wh t-e sharp teeth
left painful records on the lingers of the
The Discovery of Iceland.
Warned by the trials which other voy
agers had had when trying to find ner
lands, Fiokko carried in his ship three
ravens which had previously been con
secrated by the tag an priests of Norway.
Two ravens were siipjNtsed to bring to
Odin, or Woden, the chief deity of the
Northmen, news of all that happens iu
the woild. And Fiokko relied on the
ravens to tell hiiu when laud was in siglit.
The first raven, w hen set free, returned to
the laud whence the ship had sailed;
therefore, this was yet the nearest shore.
The second w as let htose some days after
ward, and after wandering in the air.
came back to the ship, showing thereby
that there was no laud in sight. Rat this
and the third, when set at Utterly after
t wo davs, mounted tqt into the sky, circled
about us if to take a view of the lioriz n,
and then took a straight flight into the
West. Fiokko followed in that direction,
and so reached the island for which he
The colony did not thrive. It was
broken up, and the colonists returned to
Norway, bringing an eil report of the
land, which they called Iceland. Hat in
87o, ten years after Flokko's failure, one
Eirl Ingolf, who had q I irreled with one
of his neighbors and hid killed some of
his thralls, or b tndmen, found it neces
sary for him to fl -e from the wrath of the
king, Harold II i n fager (II irold the fair
haired), and he accordingly t.tok his
ships and went to Iceland. Hure he
founded a colony which has lasted
through all the centuries a remarkable
community. St. Nic oli.
Pvkallf.l opt 113 Skx '.s. There is an
admirable partition of the qmlities be
tween the sexes, which the a ith r of our
being has distributed to each with a wis
dom which challenges our unbounded ad
mir tti oi .
M in is strong worn in is b uitifnl.
Minis diring and co.itiient .vom iu
ditli lent and unassuming.
M in is great iu aciiou woma i in suf
fering. Man shines abroad woman at bonis.
Man talks to convince woman to per
suade and please.
Man h is a rugged heart woman a soft
and tender one.
M in prevents misery-woman relieves it.
M in h is science .voni in h is taste.
Mm has ja Ig neat worn m has sensi
bility. Man is a being of j istice woman is
:i angel of mere v.
New YttiiK piys to its G tveruor an
annual salary of $10,0):). which is the
highest paid in the Union. L tiiisiana
pa's ifS.Ot) ), C ilif i ni l, $r,0;)D, Nevada,
?;i,);iO. Eight States K mtacky, M is
s tch'isetts, Missouri, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wis
consin pay $,0J); Maryland, $1,.)0.
Three States Alabama, Georgia and
(:,i,i $1.00.). Arkansas, South Cirolina
and Florida pay each $J, t0 ). K itisiis,
Indiana, Minnesiti, Mississippi, Ne.v
Jersey and Tennessee pay each $1,000.
Illinois, Iowa and M tine pay each IJ.oOO.
West Virginia pays $ J.T00. Connecticut,
$2,0 JO, Oregon, $l.3 M, Delaware, $1,J'J0,
ami Michigan, N'eitr.isk t, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island and Vermont pay their
Governors respectively a salary of j 1st
His Dionitt.A ragged and uncouth
abns-asker was begging of pedestrians,
yesterday, when a toliceuian asked him
w hy he didu't go to the p tor-house.
'I go to the poor-house 1" exclamed
the old man.
"Why, ye. It would be much Let
ter than begging."
"You keep away from me, sir !" growled
the vagrant. "A man who will deliber
ately advise me to degrade my character,
and stain my honor, is an unsafe officer,
and I will have you broken, sir!"
WnEX we wait for one particular hope,
and u. ;n not bp satisfied with anv other.
the whole force of ourselves bends to
ward it; we dictate to life and wrest its
tendencies at every turn. Rut wheu the
thing comes, when we haye it, it may
n..r ia urlixt wc thought it would be.
"Whoever will save his life shall lose it."
A. D. T. Whitney.
Incident in a Singer's Life.
Miss Emma Abbott, whose splendid
singing is now charming the public of
London, was a poor girl of Peoria, III.
Her brave struggles for herself, until her
Iteautiful voice was appreciated iu Jsew
York, and finally the church in whose
choir she sung sent her to Lnropo with
money to perfect her musical education,
make a most interesting story. I he fo
lowing is one specimen incident of her
early days of effort. She found herelf at
one time in Rock Island, a victim of dis
appointment, and with only twenty cents
"What shall I do!" she said to herself.
almost disheartened. Then a new thought
seizetl her. Slio remembered her father
had once taught miuic in a family of the
name of Deer, w ho had lived over the Mis
sissippi liver in Molinc. "Mr. Deer will
surely help me," she said, "and I will
get up a concert tliere."
Ten cents took E nin t to Moline, but
Mr. Deer was absent. Mr. Deer, a
crotchety-faced old woman, was very
cross. She looked insinuatingly ut Em
ma, and s aid,
"I don't know whit a prett7 young
woman like you wants of my husband.
I guess he ha'iit got no time to fool away
getting up concerts.
Just then Miss Abbot spied the piano,
and asked if she might pi ty something.
In a moment she was warbling a sweet
song. Tim old woman listened, then
dropped her dishes, wiped her hands on
her apron, and came and looked over
her t-'1 asses iu astonishment. Just then
Mr. Deer entered.
"Ry Jove, Matilda, that's nice singiu'!"
he exclaimed. "Who's doiu' it?"
"Mr name is E urn i Eai n i Abbott,
sir. Father used to teach"
"Thunder, ves! I remember Mr. Ab
bott; but what are you doiu' here?
"Well, pa and mi are verv poor now,
and I've come here to sec it' you'd help
me get up a concert."
"Helpyou? Why, of course I will. You
shall have our church. You're it brave
girl, and we'll get you up a big house."
And she did have it. She got her bills
printed, went around personally and tin
nouueed the concert iu the schools, and
the house was crowded.
The next night Miss Abbott sang again,
and, at the cud of a week, she returned to
Peoria with sixty dollars iu cash. When
she showed her money, her astonished
mother held up her hands, and, with j ty
and sadness in strange combination, ex
claimed, "O, E.uin i, I hope you haven't been
We seem to lte m ire or less insane on
the silj;et of popularity. Front the
smart, bright girl iu the grain n ir school,
who would rule and lead "the girls" of
her class, to the men who look with stead
fist gaze at the picsidential chair, calcu
lating with well hidden diploniicy their
chances of obtaining its doubtful honors,
we are all seemingly gone mad on this
all-important subject. Tliere is no set
ting attout a tak for the pleasure of do
ing our duty, for the 8 itisfaclioii of ac
complishing something sweet, serviceable,
or beautiful. There is no separating our
actions fimii the oneall-pervading ques
tion of "What will psople say ?" We set
our table f tr "looks," we spend our
money for "opinion," wo druss for "fash
ion," we read nothing but what is "latest,"
we condemn with the general verdict, we
admire if the critic tells us to, we dare
not differ from the boot-black in the
street if he has made a song "popular" by
whistling it while ho "shines" our boot..
Whatever we do, gay, nay, think, is in
fluenced by the fact that we are utterly
dependent uptn others.
When shall we acknowledge the possi
bility of enj yni"iit without the applause
of the crowd? When shall we begin to
see the wisdom of a life spent unosten
tatiously? When shall we tie content to
refine our whole mmuers up to the level
of simplicity? When shall we, with
steady persistence, spu I our incomes
upon moderate and rational enj tyment-,
uninfluenced by a love of display mid
howl Indeed, when shall we return to
tin blessed "old fogyism" which will not
allow anything to trouble in; but leads
us to forego "style in expenditure, "cus
tom" in conventional usages, "fashion" in
music, "the rage" iu art, the "sensation-
il" in the drain i, "place" in politics, and
'theory" in religion ?
When shall our use of langing, which
more th in anything indicates the tenden
cies of any age, drop the superlatives and
become once again plain "yea and nay?
hen this movement is once started, then
indeed in ly we all hope to win approba
tion; when we have abandoned our am
bitions uiid strifes for worldly honors, we
in ay all hp! to win the best und most
perfect success p tssible eVeu popularity
with O Hl.fMdf line.
"TiieTapo mv Heid." A g-mtlemin,
while ttut taking a drive, had the misfor
tune to have his carriage upset, whereby
he and a newly-eng iged young Scottish
coachman were thrown into the road.
The gentleman was not seriously hurt,
but lost wig. He found his servant
standing in the middle of the road hold
ing his head with one hand, through the
lingers of which the blood was trickling,
while lie gazed with a stupefied sense of
horror upon his mister's wig, which at
arm's length he held in his other hand.
"Wee!, Sandy, are you much hurt?" in
quired the master, compassionately.
"Hurt !' exclaimed Sandy, in a tone that
betrayed an injury to his feelings by the
bare inquiry. "Ay, I'm dootiu' I'll no
leeve tae see the morn after this. Div ye
no sec I hae lost the tap o my heid?"
Centennial, Stamped Envelopes.
The Postmaster-General has decided to
issue the new centennial stamped envel
opes to all post-otfice ordering them, and
to print sjiccial requests on them, the
same as on ordinary envelopes. They
will be sold at the same prices as ordinsry
envelopes of corresponding sizes and tie
nomination, namely, $32.80 per thousand
for full letter and $33 for the commercial
size. These are the only size issued
Isaac Newton and Isaac Watts are
two Centennial Judges.
Sin Ciiahles Reed pronounces the
Centennial unimmllclled In tho history of
The Ilumboblt statue was unveiled on
the 5th in Fait mount Pei k by thcGeriiifin
pocictic with appropriate ceremonies.
Thehe's nn amber candelabrum for
sale in the German Department at the
Centennial, for a mere song only $3,000.
The fountain erected in the Centennial
grounds by the Catholic Total AbUincnco
Society, iu Philadelphia, has becu dedi
cated. The Emperor of Austria h ivlng signi
fied a w i.li to make a purchase at the Ex
hibition, his Commissioner have selected
a mantelpiece of Mexican marble valued
The original coat of-aims which hung
in tho Connecticut Assembly over the
Speaker's desk at tho time of the Decla
ration of Independence has been placed
iu the Connecticut building.
Tub principal feature of the Spanish
exhibition is gold, silver and bronze arti
cles, s icred paintings, pontificals in silk,
linen and wool, and other articles for tine
iu the Roman Catholic Church.
The printing-press upon which Benja.
miu Franklin worked when a boy is ex
hihitcd by John IJ. Murray of New York,
to whom it was presented in 1811 by
Messrs. Harold & Sous, London.
IT i calculated that there w ill lie 80,
003 articles on exhibition at the Centen
nial. Wherefore, if a person who visits
the Centennial wishes to sen every article,
lie must devote five hours a day for five
months to the j ib, giving one-half min
ute to the examination of each object,
The corre-p tndent of the United Vret
byUr'.'iii write: "The Turkish cafe was
opened last week, and having read, when
a boy, about the excellence of the coflee,
I ordered a ci: p. It was brought, with
out sugar or cream, in a tiny vessel that
did not hold more th in three tablespoon,
fills, but it contained more of the exhil
arating essence than is found in a quart
of the chickory and bean concoction that
they serve at hotels. I called for a nnr
gile, innl smoked under great difficulties.
It was very hard to diaw tho siuoko
through the vase containing water, And
afterwards through the long hose; but I
enjoyed temporary distinction. Those
wh t came to see tho cafe e Idently con
sidered my attempt to s u ike with that
strange apparatus iiue of the sights, and
between my tlf tits to appear perfectly
accustomed to the exercise und restrain
laughter 1 had pretty hard work. The
charge for the coll'eu and the smoke was
fifteen cents each. A TurkUh girl, gor
geously arrayed, stands behind the coun
ter, and waiters in Turkish costume bring
you t tic pipes and Coffee.
Dow n in a little valley, only a few rods
from M icliiuery II ill and tho Al t 0 illery,
iu a secluded p!a :c, there is a rude camp,
such as a hunter or miner would build of
logs and thatch with brush in two hours.
It is hung with trophies of tho ch iso and
trap. A restless, unhappy little boar is
chained to a tree in front of it, and a
brook near by has been dammed to repre
sent a lake, on which ride two Iudiau
canoes. This exhibit i not much in it
self, but when taken in contrast with the
display of high civilizttion all urouu 1,
the effect Is grcally enhanced.
II.VUH-WiMKI.Vr A MIC UC VN PdETS.
Tho Nevv York 1 'nd'p indent say: Our
poets hive been c intent t exercise their
talents like other men, and to earn their
living as best they could, without iu iking
appeals to public sympithy. Mr. Stod
m in himself is a striking example of a
p tet who has been able to see are a suf
ficient income by tho sale of his verse,
and, instead of whining about neglected
genius or stigm itiziug publisher as
"mostly shirks," has industriously gone
to work at another vocation and miiu
taiucd his independence. .Mr. Bryant has
been a h ml-woi king editorial writer all
his life; L tngfellow and Lowell have been
patient teac iers in Harvard; Whittier has
supported himself with quiet dignity by
his pen, keeping his expenses within tho
limits of hi income; and s t have all our
literary men who aru ku iAii to the pub
lic by their prod actions. There is ho rea
son why Walt Wuitni in should be exempt
from tho responsibility which attaches to
all other Americans, of taking care of
himself; and, if ho fails to giin the im
mediate attention w hich ho find his friends
think ids works entitlehim to.lethiin bide
his time and manfully "stand and wait."
It is no co.noliuieut to him, and wld d
him no good, to hold him up, as Mr, Bu
chanan has done, in tiio character ot a
ptupcr poet, to secure tho sympathies of
the E igii.h public.
CiiAUAi:riii Guow. From tha miuiito
a babe begin to noiicj surrounding ob
ject, tii character is in process ot forma
tion. )iy by day, through infancy innl
childhood, here a little an J there a little,
character grows and strengthens, until,
good or bad, it becomes inmost a coat of
in ii I. L tok at a in t del man of business
prompt, reliable, cool and cautious, yet
clear-healed mid energetic. Whan do
you suppose he developed ul I tho admi
rable qualities When he was a boy.
Let us eo the way in w liich a boy of tea
gets up in the morning, works, plays,
studies, Hiid we will tell you just what
kind of a man he will make. The boy
who is late at the breakfast table, late at
school, and never does anything at the
light time, stand a poor chance to bo a
prompt man. Tho boy who neglects his
duties, bo they ever so small, and then ex
cuses himself by saying, "Oh, I forgot I
I ditlu't think I" will uevcr be a reliable
A Financial Buick. Tho bank of
France owns a brick for which 1,000
francs in specie were paid. It wa takeu
from the ruiu of a burnt house, and the
Image and figure of a note for 1,000 francs
are burnt on the surface, transferred by
thu heat from a real note. This brick
tho bank redeemed on presentation, as if
it were the note itself.