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The Oda Story of a Cht-- Anybody residing in France is sure to know people who, by keeping their heads cool when near other persons lose theirs, were tnabled to make splendid purchases of houses, lanas, or other valuables at a very small outlay Here is an instance of what may be done in that way. Just before the revolution of 1848 a high offlaial owned a beautiful chateau and park near Paris. The revolution deprived him of his pay, ruined the speculations in which he had invested his money, and left him almost destitute. Moreover, the doctrines about property which were being advocated in the democratic clubs and newsp'ipers wade him think that the abolition of all land owners was at hand. An offer of 000 was made him for his park, hatecau, and all his furniture; and he took it gladly.
But the revolution was overthrown; Louis Napoleon struck his coup d' etat, and in 185:3 the new owner of the chateau found a tenant at three years for-200 a year. In 1856, renewing the lease, he raised the tenant's rent to and in 1860, when Baron Haussman's demolitions in Paris caused land to rise to fancy prices, he sold his thateau and park for C48.000. Ten years passed; then came the collapse of the empire, the siege of Paris, and the commune; and the late owner of the estate, who had sold it for 000, bought it back through a notary for down. He holds it still, and, if he to sell it now, might probably get for it. Examples of this kind are not rare; and they justify the saying that France is a 'gocd country in which to get a furnished house cheap if you only select the riht time for buying.
The present is not the right time. People who ten years ago, while in Paris and Versailles were exchanging shells in the name of fraterniy, would have sold houses anA furniture worth thousands for hundreds, have recovered their confidepee, and are helping to force up the value of all dwellings and goods to high prices. eady MadeNo one can dispute the convenience of ready made articles; but they cost more than do those which are made at home. Many a young man could afford to marry if he could find a wife willing to take the raw material of food and clothing and work it up; for the raw material costs just about half what the made-up costs, and with such a wife the young man could buy for two just as cheaply as for one, and have all the margin of home and happiness thrown in, and more too, for there would be constant accumulation of one sort or another in the course of years, and constant savings if the young coilple are thrifty and "forehanded." ly-made food is expensive as clothing. Lake, for examrofe money same amount flled, will buy the Oecas fruit.
With the cans once bought, only expenditure is for the fruit, a1n so the cost of the cans is saved ever) Bra and pies are no awteption Hl the money paid for them' goes for the labor and profit cf the baker and the other half for materials not always by any means the best. For those who can afford this extra expenditure, such luxuries do very well; but those who want to get all they can for money invested cannot indulge largely in ready-made articles of any deseniption. "I am going out for a short time," said Mr. Breezy, rising from the supper table and turning toward the hal door. "My dear," said Mrs.
Breezy, pushing her chair back and vigorously folding up her napkin, "I with to go out my-self this evening." "But, dear," said Mr. Breezy, moving slowly towards the door, "I have an engagement that must be attended to. You know how I'm taking a little interest in politics this fall, and I must be at the club without fail at eight o'clock or-" "Mr. Breezy, do you know how long it is since you spent an evening at home?" asked Mrs. Breezy, taking a position between her husband and the door.I "But, my dear, you will under-I stand.
This is a tuost important year for our party, and if I am ever to become a power-" -'Of course. Mr. Breezy, I am not a politician, and I hope I never shall be. If is bad enough to have a husband 1 mixed up with ward roughs and barroom loungers. Mr.
Breezy, if you really prefer such company to mine If shall not complain, but it shows ex-a tremely bad taste. You profess to be a gentleman, Mr. Breezy. When I married you you were a gentleman, or at least I bad every reason for believing so, but if you continue to mix with these politicians I am sure you will end by being as bad as they are. How you can get up and talk nusense to such a mob is beyond' me.
So yon wish to be a power. Mr. Breezy, you are not a a William M. Evarts, and you know it. If I thought there the slightest of your ever amounting to anything I might put up with neglect, but vou are humdrum, and vou alvays will I be humdrum.
I marrned you because von were humdrum. I hoped I was getting a man who woul be satisfied to remain at home after business hours, and not go making a focl of himself i 9 what your recent companins call public affairs. What are publie to you Mr 'Breezy, compared to the welfare of y-our wife and family? Now, you are gomng out night after night to those and meetings, and wvhat good is it going to do yeu anyway Perhaps you think you will be run forC Mayor, but you You won't be rn for anything. What do von suppose those political vagabonds wanit a you, anyway? I'll tell you, Mr. Breezy, they want your money.
That is what they are after, and you are juist stupid enough to give it to them, too, while I have to turn my last year-s dresses and deny myself even the common necessaries of life, and the poor children half the time do not look decent enough to attenid school. I am sure you profess to work hard enough to get your money 1 without throwing it away on a lot of 8 whis1ky drinking loafers. Now, Mr. Breezv, I wi-li to make 4 notigh to go among ladies and gentlenen, I should like to have you accomany me. "1y dear." said Mr.
Breezy, drawing long sigh of relief, "do be a httle reaonable." "A little more reasonable?" said 'Mrs. 3reezy, moving close to the door and losing it. "If I were not the most easonable woman alive, I should like to where you would be at this monent. On which side of the family do -ou suppose, Mr. Breezy, lies the comnon sense? You wouldn't have a dollar o-day or a roof over your head if I iadn't saved you from a thouisand lunlers and foolish actions.
No, Mr. reezy; it is well that you have a wife vho is reasonable and endowed with a rain or two of tact. Why, it was only he other day that you actually wished bet on a horse race. You, a respecable married man, with a family to suport, betting on horse races. Mr.
3reezy, you are not the same man you veie when I married you, and if you eep on the way you're goin now I shall eturn to my mother-I-. Mr. Breezy is just shameful. Go to your horrid Ruin yourself, if you like. I'm I-I don't care," and Mrs, Breezy )ulled out her handkerchief with a jerk Lnd left the room, damming the door iter her.
"Now for it," said Mr. Breezy, seizng his hat and maling for the basement tairs. Oyster-Flshing With the Dredge. The oyster-fishery is carried on in wo ways, either by "tonging" or dredging," The first method, being onfined to a small area and to a limited lumber of fishermen, and snsceptible of se but in shoal water, need not be onsidered. The second method of aking the oysters is as follows: the imlement used is called a dredgs, or crape, and resembles a large iron claw, he nails representing the dredge.
ro the back of this claw, or the dredge, fastened a bag of iron mesh-work, arge enough to hold two or three bushAs. When the dredge is dragged along bottom the teeth or claws dig up the oysters and shells, which pass them and into the network beind. The action is somewhat like that a harrow. The dredges vary greatly size, being from two to five feet across niouth, and -greater or less weight, xcording to tlie depth 6f water in which it is intended to use them. The dredgtug vessels vary in size from five tc 1hirty tons, and all use two dredges.
When on the oyster ground the dredges re dropped one from each side, and a mufficient amount of line paid out to inmure the "taking" of the teeth; the vessel is then kept under easy sail and a moderate speed until the dredges are ull, that being indicated by the strain the dredging-line and by other signs known to the fishermen. The instrunent is then hauled in by means of small winch, the contents emptied or he deck, and the dredge put over agamn. This is continued until the vessel isnear he edge of the bed, when the dredges re recovered, the vessel put about, and bhe dredging resumed in an opposite yourse. While the dredges are in the water, the mud, sand, sponge. grass, ori ther debris brought up are separated oysters, and, together with al.
oysL for market, thrown bacl ito the water. of the dredginggrounds are noi'actuauy definse' and the numbers of shells and upwa ome tance beyond the boundary of the beds. The dredge, especially when full cts as a scrape, and carries before il much that would be collected in the net-work attached to it, had that receptacle been open. After "culling''the oys. ters, or separating them from the old shells, those shells are thrown bach gain and with them many'young oys.
ers. A Fight ith Monkeys'. A vessel was anchored off Columbo, or the south western side of Ceylon. Ozi Sunday the men asked permission to take the boat and go on shore, and their request was compiled wIth, the captain sending second mate with them to look after hings. They pulled around a little inlet elow the city- and landed.
For a wonder did not care for visiting the town. but referred stroll in the woods, which ipon this morning appeared to be entirely eserted. About a quarter of a mile from where they left the boat one of thle party pied a very ycung monkey lying at the oot of a tree. This was too much of a rize for Jack to pass by. Though warned the second mate not to disturb the in'ant protege of Darwin, he seized the little ellow and essayed to bear him off in trimph.
Hereupon young Jocko emitted rells that-caused' the forest in the midst of hich they were wanderidg to re-echo for nany reds around. If the sailors thought hemselves to be the only occupants of the vood they were speedily undeceived, for carcely a moment had elapsed since the irst cry by their little prisoner before every ree swarmed with indignant members of he monkey tribe. They ran the iranch es over the heads of the disturbers their peace, chattering and screaming, nd only waiting for an opportunity to reak summary vengeance upom the kidapp( ra, An order from the officer to 'nake for the boat" was promptly obeyed. Vhen tue monkics saw their enemies on a ul retreat they formed in a solid body. nd followed hurriedly in their wake.
Sticks tones, and every available missile was ured furiously at the heads of the flying allors. In vaan did they dr their prize, opmg that it might pacify their enraged uruere. It was not so; only one dropped ut of the ranks to gather up in its hasty mbrace ibe uneffending object of the fray the others rushed on more franticalthan ever. Reschina he boat, they had ot time to jump in, but shoved her off rom the shore, clinging to the gunwales crawling in only when some distance ad been placed between teem and their placable foes. When they had arrived a safe place to lie, they rested on thii ars and curiously scanned the infuriated rmy on the beach.
There appeared to be tiousands running up and down in wikd 'fusion and hurting stones far cut into be water in the direction of the boat. Nor id the sailors get off scot free, for there ras not one among them that had not reeived some injury at the hands, or rath aws, of this army of moaikeys. American Drinks. Liveners, coolers, nervers, appetizers, ight caps, eye-openers, settlers, corpsevivers, whisky twists, whisky crusts, randy slings, brandy scaffs, gin cock tills, Bombay cocktails, President Liniolns, Gen. Giants, white lions, prairie flashes of lightning, parson's eigt, too-toos, mother's milk, egg og, straights, sangaree, flipfiaps, John stone fences, swizzles, gink'ins, bourbon skins, rye-skins, and iany other American drinks are now ld in Po-Cons P1i-us FRAMEs -HIave a ttle frame made of thin wood, rather road surface, the outer edge waned or or strong pasteboard will anwer; then, with white glue, fast en a order of cherry stones on th outer and mer edges.
In each scallop (eight is a ood number) put an apricot stone or- a azel nut, and make little designs ith turn stones; lastly, fill in the spaces withi ad pop-corn from the ear. Varnish thbe adding the corn. Decline of Farm Products at Fairs. Is it at all to be wondered at that the exhibits of farm products at AgriculturalFairsshouldshow suchafallingoffyear after year, as is clearly perceptil', when the premiums upon them bear no proportion to those given for horses, trials of other things that have nothing to do with farming, and are of a nature to draw public attention from the real purposes for which these exhibitions are ostensibly established? A majority of farmers cannot afford, or are at least spend money and labor in preparing for these fairs their choicest products and samples of their leading crops with no chance from the meager premiums oflered, to reqay them even in a very moderate degree. To suppose the farmers merely from a desire to show what they can raise should carry their products many miles, spending days and nights in the work, without fee or reward, while the owners of horses carry off their hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for possessing an animal a few seconds faster than somebody else, when these trials of speed have practically nothing to do with fa-ming-is to suppose a great deal more than will ever be realized.
WHAT RELIGION 70E A 7AN. A man without religion is like a man living in a planet unillumined by the sun. He has trees, fruit, grass, and flowers, streams and hills around them, but they are only undulations of darkness; he has mountains, but they are gaunt and gloomy crags ne nas streams, but they are chill with the touch of darknesa and death; he has fruits, but they have no sweetness for lack of ripening sun; he has flowers, cold. colorless, dying; he has trials, but they are only painful ascents to be climbed with uneasy and unhoping patience; he has work. but it is cheerless, empty, and really aimless, for the chill stream of death cuts off all he has prosperity, but it is hollow and unpalatable; he has friendships, but they are only for three-score years and ten.
But religion lets a light upon all these. The sun has risen upon the mountains, and a crown of glory is on their crests the light falls on their rivers. and they sparkle back radiance, and murmur along their banks with joy the fruits turn a blushing cheek toward the sun, and every flower is robed in beauty: the sun rises upon life. Every trial is lightened with the light of God's love every labor sparkles under the beams of his command and his providence; all success is sweet because it is his gift; all friendship in him is doubly dear because clad in the vesture of immortality. Yes, who will not say.
indeed, that he who chooses religion has chosen the thing most needed, and the best, because he has chosen that which gives strength, beauty, and true glory to all the rest? Is not labor dignified by the thought-To this God called me Is not sorrow sanctified by it, for it says, In this God is with me Is not success elevated by it, for we say, "He has prospered our handiwork? Is not friendship intensified by it, for we say, Them that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him THE FIVE LARGEST STATES. The five largest states in 1870 showed an aggregate population of 14,849,000, over an area of territory containig square miles, or over 161,900,000 acres, or more than double the area of Great Britain and one-fifth larger than France. Eighty years ago the territory, where over 7,000,000 of these intelligent now live, was occupied by roving tribes of savages. In 1880 the five largest states will probably liiinois, Ohio, and Iowa. Perhaps Missour may hold her position as the fifth over but it is somewhat doubtful- It will be several decades before New York and Pennbylvania will surrender their positions asfis and second rakbut it is only o-pn tme, for we'leve in the saying -of the large pamin jt the ear'a theigreat stairway which lea.ds to the hall of 'the United States house of representatives at the National capital, Westward the star of empire takes its T.
Traoy ONE GOOD EFFECT. The hard times have had one good effect which should have been produced long ago -the removal of a great many people from the towns and cities, always overcrowded, to the broad, unoccupied lands of the fat West. The sales of land by the government and the railways in that region have been much larger during the last year than for many years previous. In Dakota alone the government sold, last year, over 800,000 acres, seven times as much as the previous year. In Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado, the sales have been remarkably heavy both by government and the railways.
it is estimated that to 6,000,000 more acres have been disposed'of there in the past than in the preceding twelvemnonth, and the demand for land continues active. When the hosts of unemployed laborers who cling to the cities, despite their enforced idleness, shall have gone to tilling the soil, one of the serious troubles of the day will have been naturally, and permanently adjusted. Necessit3. teaches what argument and illustratior, never can. Political economists and newspaper scribes might advise the poor and unemployed to go West until they had growr.
grey, and all to no purpose. Four or fiv-e years of non-occupation and need have set the tide of humanity flowing in that mo-st wholesome and desirable direction. -KeYork Times. SLOW FIRES AND QUICK DESTRUCTIONSomebody ought to publish a household tract. and advise people to kindle their fires with gunpowder, instead of kerosene.
It would be vastly safer, indeed, for the gun powder only explodes, and then is donewith it and 11 it Diows out mne wlncows and doors, or takes off a leg or an arm, puts out an eye, that is all there is of it. and people know what to expect. But the kerosene not only explodes, but takes fire. and its burning vapor is pretty sure death to the woman who tries this sort of kindling. It is a very easy thing to tilt what is left in the lamp or the oil-can right over the coals to make a blare when the fire is slow, but the hospital ambulance and the coroner's inquest are pretty sure to follow.The most sickening of all bhorrors, being burned alive, is the natural outcome of this hurrying up of slow fires by the quick kindling of kerosene, but every woman that tries it ought to know that she would be a good deal safer in the front of a battle than behind the kerosene-can in such an WILD BEASTS AND THE SMELL 0F BLOOD.
An old tamer of wild beasts says "Afor the smell of blood maddening them, I know there is a popular notion to that effect. but itr is not true. I have had occasion enough to know when it was my blood they smelt. Lions and tigers raised in captivity are more dangerous than those who are well broken when taken wild, full grown. When a cub born in a cage grows up.
he will become impudent, saucy, aggressive, and is too familiar with men to be easily cowed. But the ivild beast never forgets uhen he has once been well whipped, and though his instincts will still prompt to attack, he will have his doubts about the result of his getting into a fight. You may handle a young liontfor years. and it will be harmless as a. Newfoundland dog, until suddenly, without any apparent reason, all itsfrct ilb developed." frct ilb The Chinese carte de rieite is a curiositv.
It consists of a bright scarlet paper. wiith the owners name inscribed in large letters --the larger the more exquisite. For extra grand occasions the card is folded ten times the name is written on the right hand corner, with the humiliating prefix, like, Your very stupid brother," Your unworthy friend, who bows his head and pays his respect etc. The words Your stupid," taking the place of "Yours respectfully." It is etiquette to return these cards to the visitors, it being presumable that the expense is too great for general distribution. Manitoba Lake.
sc Manitoba Lake, whico lies northwest of Fort Garry. and has eivea a title to the PI provsnce formed out of the Red River re- te Pion. derives its name from a small island which, in the stillners of the night- issues a -mysterious voice." On no a4 account will the Ojtbways approach or ic I td on this island, supposinr it to be the c. home of the Manitoba-the "Speaking God." Tae cause of this curious sound is i -he beating of the waves on the "shingle," or large pebbles lining the shore, Alohg tl the northern coast of the island there is a long, low cliff of fine grained, compact limestone. which under the stroke of the hammer, clinks like steel.
The waves beating on the shore at the fcU of the cliff cat.se the failen fragments to rub against each other, and to give out a sound resembling the sound distant church bells. The phenomenon occurs when the ga'es blw from the north. and then, as the winds subside, low, wailing sounds, like whisperinu voices, are heard in the air. Travelers assert that the effect is very IMpressive, and they have been awakened at night under the impression that they were istenag to church beasb THE APOTHECARY'S SQUIBREL. An apothecary had a tame squirrel, which fhe was in the frequent habit of regaling with nuts, and which he used to keep in his own private room adjoining his shop.
The little fellow was allowed plenty of lib- I erty, for. the door of his cage was frequent ly left open, and he used to climb up doors a and windows, and spring thence upon his master's hand. On one occasion he jumped i apon the broad-brimmed hat of a Quaker who came into the shop. He made friends with all his master's acquaintances, but if anybody teased him he could show that he knew how to bite. As the winter came on, he was in the habit of building himself a nest of any tow he might find about, and used to choose the pocket of his master's coat.
When, in the evening, the coat was taken off and hung upon a nail, the little squirrel would climb up the door on which the nail stood, ran down the coat, and take up his quarters in the pocket, carrying always in his month a good supply of the tow, which he had prepared and rolled together beforehand, and with which he contrived to make in the pocket the cosiest night's lodging in the world. Great results followed from this habit of the squirrel's, as you hear. A housebreaker, watching his opportunity, selected an especially dark night for getting in through the window of the apothecary's little back room behind the shop, with, as yo may suppose, no good in view. He knew that the apothecary kept no dog; he could easily guess where his coat was likely to be hanging up. He soon found the pocket, and was just about to lighten it of purse.
pocket-book and keys, when a mis- fortune totally unexpected befell him. In I rummaging forkeys and purse he had struck the sleeping. squirrel, of whose strange habits with regard to his bedroom he had 14 not been aware. Not liking to be thus sud- denly disturbed, the little nimal gave the thief so sharp a bite on his thumb, that he could not forbear from yelling with pain a and the master of the house, alarmed at the unusual sound, came into the room, armed with the poker. just as the thief was escaping through the The watch-k man happening to be passing, the unwel come guest was given into custody, and as the geese in Rome had saved the capital by their cackling, so the littie squirrel had saved his master's property by lodging in his coat pocket.t No creature is too smnaT sooner or later to be of thie Cerman of Agnaj I A1D HYLENE.
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neriods of con1sions came at last to their aid. Great iysical revolutions from time to time inrvens. Now all at once, and now by )w degrees. the bottom of the sea bemes dry. Land and water change places, they have often done during the geolog.
al history of the globe; and after each ange new races of plants forthwith begin take up what rivers and rains had car. ed down into former sea-beds. The same ineral matter begins to play ever again same part as before in the constant tccession of animal and vegetable hfe. i this we see another long cycle, through hich certain ingredients of the solid Lrth are ever slowly moving. A DIAL PLATE.
aosence is what the poets call death to ve," but we are told of some of the )nsolations of lovers which are very exaordinary. In a certain romance a couple of honorble lovers agreed at their parting to set I dde one half-hour in the day to think of lch other during a tedious absence. Both them punctually observed the time reed upon, and whatever company of usiness they were engaged in, they left it bruptly as soon as the clock warned them retire. It was an inexpressible satisfaclon to these divided lovers to be'assured 2at each was at the same time making qual returns of tenderness and affection. There is another account of a chimerical orrespondence between two friends by the ep of a certam lodestone.
Each friend ras possessed of a needle and a dial-plate, nd if one needle began to move, the other, tugh at ever so great a distance, moved a the same manner. If this invention should be put in general ractice, I would propose that upon the ial-plate there should be written several ntire words, which have always a place mi assionate epistles as flames, darts, die, bsence, cupid, heart, eyes, hang, drown, nd the like. This would abridge a lover's in the way of writing a letter, as it rould enable him to express the most sigificant words, with a single touch of the It is getting so on Long Island that if a rife has a strange taste in her mouth she once jumps out-Zoors and screams, Pi'rnei by bymy bushand." The pho)ograpa rspcaea cverything ears, and will throw thousands of people ut of Journal. One of Jasper's converto is frank enough reply: "I don't know whedder I'ze got ligion or not-try me wid chickun Little notes from creditors, Little bills on slate, the averAge bank caz.hcr Rehypothecute. The Houston Telegram says is a aper at Brownsville, Texas, printed onealf in Spanish and the other in Josh Bill)gs.
Many a young poet might be able to ollect his scattered thoughts if he would ok in an editor's waste-basket early in ie morning. Red is used for danger-signals on the Wilroads, and always means "stop." On man's nose it ought to give the same arnng. A Vermont man dropped dead jr1t as he 'as going to kick a foot-ball. He had icked his family often and always snjoyed ood health. A Texas man killed his opponent in a ui and is now writing a poem about it.7z.
Happy dead man He will never read lit poem. No wonder a ship is called she." She as shifts, stays, an apron, hooks and eyes, ins, caps and ribbons, and a usband.After a man gits to be thirty-eight years he kant form any new habits much. 'he best he kan do is to steer his old ones. -Jos B7lingqs. Is there any reason why a man who per.
istently refuses or fails to pay his boot makr should not be a Courier-Journa4. kjsad words spoke--. to. a tramp may heer his whole future life. ia when you see him walking off with our axe and fifty feet of garden hose.
In the brightest lexicon of American outh, there is no such word as fail. A mn merely becomes embarrassed and comnromises with his creditors for thirty cents. Brother Kimball has been instrumental i lifting debts from 37 churches. This laces the societies on good footing for orrowing Orleans Picayunag, In the third precinct a policeman arsted a man who tried to explain that was only weary" The policeman plained that there is arrest for weary." A doctor went out for a day's hunting, ad on coming home complained that he adn't killed anything. That's because didn't attend to your legitimate busiess," said his wife.
Money is so plenty in St. Louis, says te of that city, that young men re wearing pantaloons with checks on And when money is scarcar pro bly there will be draughts through them. The -discouraged collector again presentI that little matter. Well, says his iend, you are round again. Yes, tys the fellow with the account in his and, but I want to get square." Twoentlemen were arguing in a pasture.
eld, with only a goat for an audience. In ply to a statement of one the other said: I know. 3ut--" The goat took him at a word, and the argument was continued a the other side of the fence. Stutterers are compelled to take life ed whether they will or not. Two men us afflicted were at work at a forge.
The on was red-hot and placed on the anvil. hen the first one said John, s-s-s-trike hard. The other answered wh-wh here shall I hit No m-rn-matter now, got co-co-cold. was the reply, and the ar was put into the forge again. The cruelty of which a Wisconsin wife mplains, in her suit for divorce, is that husband tied her securely and shared head.
The defence is that she bleached black hair to lemon color by the use of1 and that he, deeming such a thing 1 ghly scandalous, took the only means of idoing what she had done. He says that ought a wig for her, imitating her itural hair, so that her bare head might concealed while nature was remedying Le disfiguration. Are the children safe asks the lristiant Union. Quite safe, we assure yu. They are up in the garret playing fire.
Jimmie is the clerk, and is tryg to slide aown the water-pipe to the -ound. Willie is a guest, hanging to the 1 indow-sill, and waiting for the flames to1 ach his hands before he tries to drop to shed roof, two stories below and Tomn an heroic fireman, and has tied his fishg-linearound the baby's hod) aind is let. 2g it down to the ground. Oh, yes, the ildren are all right. Just finish your call dn'; fret about the childrac A direct steam line has been establishea tween New Orleans and the port of Belize Honduras.
For several years there las i en a regular line of English steamers in is trade connecting Honduras and the Bay lands with Jamaica and St. Thomas. 1 Honduras and the Bay islands pro- Lee large quar-tities of sugar, coffee, fruit, ahogany, cedar and dye-woods, for which ey gladly take in exchange our flour, corn sal, wooden and iron ware, cotton goods, achinery and agricultural implements, Llng cheap and buying at remuneraive Tue heart is like a miusical instrument of ny strings, all the cords of which re-r re putting in hiarmiony. 1 if one strives to treat others as he would treated by he will not fail to come -'r the' nirf-ct life. Alt tna: is wise nas oeen thought already; a must try, however, to think it again.
habitation giddy and unsure hath he ut buildeth on the vulgar POOD F03 EFLECTION. t. Ingratitude is treason to mnnd-- a gow ill white hairs become a fool and a 3e calm in arguing, for fierceness makes lb o- a gnilt and truth discourteona HOUSEHOLD RECEIPTS. I FoR A a tea made by eeping together equal parts of catnip. Dearmint and sassafras.
Steep, but do not the tea boil put the feet also into hot ater. SNOWDEN pound bread rumbs. half pound beef suet, half pound ioist sugar. the rind and juice of two lemns. three Boil two hours, serve with ine sauce.
BosToN PIE, without shortening: Three gg one cup of sugar, one and a-half cups our, one teaspoon cream tartar, half teapoon soda, salt. Bake on two round tins, rhen cold split and fill. TO TAKE OUT GR.EAsE.-Dry buckweat I our, if repeatedly applied, will remove enirely the worst grease spots on carpets or ny woolen cloth, arid will answer as a rench chalk for grer-se spots on silk. WATER One cup sugar, two eggs. ialf cup butter, one cup water, two teapoons cream tartar, one teaspoon soda; eat the butter and eggs to a cream, then dd the other ingredients; stir well, bake Juick.
To COOK EGGS them in )oiling water, cover close and set them on he hearth; let tiem remain fifteen -ninites. This will cook them clear through ithout hardening the white. The differmee in the flavor is astonishing. eggs, half cup of flour, ne cup sugar tirred in a pint of boiling ilk. Flavor with vanilla.
Stir constanty to keep from scorching; put half in one put on the top and sift pulverized mgar on or put on frosting. RoMrAN potatoes sliced md soaked in cold water one hour; boil ir. one quart water till tender, strain or mash well, add one pint milk, and let it scald with one onion, butter, pepper, and salt, and one bay leaf; chop parsley fine and throw in just befcore serving. To CITANGE RED HAIR To LIGHT a heaping tablespoonful of baking soda or saleratus in a quart of water and wash the head and hair with it. Do this three or four times a week, and the hair will become silky light.
Of course the darker, the hair the longer time it will tequire to bleach it. DAHLIA are two ways of laking the Dahlias; one is in balls of shaled scarlet or other colors, about an nch and a half to three-inches in diameter, place them round the mat just inside border. Or, net on a piece of string thick cotton, with a mesh five-eighths of in inch wide, various shades of wool sepirately that is, each length of netting must be one color only. Slip off four books and tie these at the tips with silk exactly the same shade do the same with every four until all are slipped off. ut some rounds of foundation muslin 11 inches in diameter.
Take the darkest length of netting and sew it around the outer edge of the circle, with the tips of Lhe mesh turned outward, drawing rather ightly to give roundness to the dahlia. Follow this with the other shades till the balf globe of the flower is built up with the lightest shade in the centre if the dahlias are white place a little pale lemon In the centre. Unless the mat is very large, ten or twelve will probably be enough. They must be sewed around he edge, leaving the border extending beyond the dablias. Yelllow, crimson, violet, white.
scarlet and brown may all be worked into this flower, but the quantities will depend upon the size of the nat. A- simple, pretty way is to make small balls of shaded crimson or scarlet to imiate cherries, with a few green crocheted leaves. HOW TO CUBE SLEEPLESSRSS8. A few minutes' rest before eating, plenty of time and joke and laughter while eating, and then again a few moments ress, and we believe you might laugh at dyspepsia. You might rest while weeding your garden, training your vines, playing with the children or dipping into some bright work of poetry or fiction.
But, if sleepy, heed the sign. You are either overtaxed and need rest or you have eaten too much-you are the best judge'of that. A five minutes nap is often better than a half hour's sleep, because you do not wake up with the half dead feeling which some people complain of when we urge them to rest-and the sleepiness is gone. Some people find, after going to bed, that they are hungry. They had a light supper early in the evening they have been out driving or walking; have been reading aloud, or singing, perhaps talking a good deal, and unheedful of time have sat up until it is late.
They cannot sleep-Nature is calling out for more fuel; they long for something to eat. 'But you know it is very unhealthy to eat at late an Oh is it Then by all means don't yield to the demands of your stomach however long you lie What fudge are the English a race of dyspeptics They often have very heavy suppers just before retiring. The hungrier you are the faster your brain will work, and the harder will throb your head restlessly you will turn and toss you will strive to quell the hunger fit by a draught of water; but that won't do it; and at last, in despair, you gave up the hope of sleep. A cracker or small piece of bread would have hindered all this, and you would have fallen into sleep as calmly is a little child does after taking its milk. Why don't you keep the baby awake after it, if it is injurious to sleep on a full stomach We are tempted to quote from i article we saw the other day Sleep olloing supper Nothing is more absurd than to unhealthy to sleep after the day's firstI neal.
Is not man an animal Do not aninals, without exception, slecp immediately fter eating Do we not feel like sleeping fter each day's last Evidently the yearns for sleep. Exercise immediatey after eating is pernicious; rest is health-: u. What rest can compare with sleep, 1 vhich reposes the mind, and lungs, and wven the heart. See the peasants! No persons enjoy etter health than they (10. Supper is the meal of the day.
No sooner bave they upped than they go to be-I. QUICK WOEK. read front Standing Wheat in Four Thirty The last sensation occurred last Thursday, rhen about fifty men were present by in- itation to see Jim Lawton beat his owrn imec of two rtgo. when his wife had baked in eighr and a quarter minutes tfter thc wheat was standing in the field, a Lt 4. m.
o'clock the Buckeye Reaper, iu Irawn by Cy. Burniets dun mules, stood at 5 he corner of the growing w-heat, machine in rear ready for a start. Men were stationed very few feet along the line of grain hi eady to seize an armful as it fell from the it eaper. rush with it to the thresher lose by, which, under the direction of 'eteran drivers. was getting underw-ay for a usiness.
At the mill, just sixteen rods sj way, Lawton stool at the window watch- a ig the moment when McCaw, on the niftet horse in the country, should start romi the thresher with the grain, while ti Irs. Lawton and her necce. 31iss Alice, had it 1 the preparatiobns miade to make griddle akes and biscuits in the shortest possiblel ime. At the drop of the hat the dun mules IW prang to the work, and in Im. 15s.
the ir breshed wheat, m.bouit a peck, was in the hj ick and on the horse and th'e race comiencd for the miii. There were two I ridges to cross. and the excited spectators fu nuld only see a column of dust. hear a ai auple of taps on the plank bridges as the ose flew over them at lig.htaing speed, ad the wheat de-livered to Lawton in ie mill. In Inm.
17s. the tioar was de- se vered to Mrs. Law ton, and in 553. fromr re 1e starting of ihe realer the first griddleike camne from tile hands of Miss Alice, at as gobbled by a dozen eager hands and- th it was the last of it. In 4mi.
37s. from starting of the reaper. acc-ording to the ej at double timer stop-watch in the country, pan of biscuits u-as delivered to the angry crowd by Mrs. Lawton, and that as the last seen of them. Then other pans delicious biscuits were baked more at i iure.
and boiled ham and one-minute ch formed a sandwich it was right ird to beat, and then, as it would be im- de saibie 1or a Western gatrlemtg any ind to be worthy the name without a of some kind, Mr. Smiley proposed iat General Shields make a speech, which did, in those incomparably graceful ords of his that fill even so prosaic a proeeding as grinding wheat with the poetry eloquence. Tuen Lawton, in his modest ray, had to say something and he made a speech, which was heartily applauded well as that of General Shields, and the arty (Mo.) Dem. A CALIFOR2NIA MINING STORY. Not many miles from Shasta City is the ulch, of which the following mining story told: It is a pretty deep ravine, with ocks showing all the way up the sides.
rold in paying quantities had been found long the stream, but it seemed to a few feet from the channel. One ay, while a gang of busy men were toiling the stream, a stranger, evidently green mining, came along and leaned on ragged bows to watch, with protruding eyes, the -esults of their toil. The miner nearest im took out a $5 nugget. and anxiety the greenhorn. S-a-a-y," he sked, where can I go to diggin' to find like that?" The hardy miner stopped As work, and giving the wink to all the boys, that the joke should not be lost, pointed on the barren rocks where no gold had ver been found.
"You see thet rough okin' place Yes, yes," said the new and. Well, thar it is rich. Jesye stake a claim, an go ter work, an when we inish here we'll come up, too." Then the 2ew hand thanked the honest miner, and he boys all grinned appreciation of the joke. That afternoon there was a solitary agure picking away on the slope, and every time the miners looked up they roared with aughter. But about the next day the greenhorn struck a pocket, and took out something like $30,000 in a few minutes.
Then, innocent to the last, he treated all around, and thanked the miner who sent him up there, and took his money and went down into the valley and bought him a farm. Then the unhappy miners arose, Leaving their old claims and dotted that hill-side for days. But there were no more pockets anywhere. The whole thing reads just like the traditional fairy story. But then I saw the gulch.
Much more unbelievable things have happened in the mines--San Francasco BuldetiA. THE CROWN DIAMONDS 0Y FRANC1. The erxm'ition of these jewels in the Champ de Mars has drawn attention to a curious episode in their history. In 1792 the Constituent Assembly ordered an inventory to be made of them, and that task has hardly been completed when, on the night of the 16th of August. they all disappeared.
Forty thieves, acting in unison, managed to escalade the house in the Place Louis in which the gems were depo.Ated, and effected an entrance by breakirl in the window, and carried them all off. Although so many men were engaged in the enterprise only two were caught, but the diamonds could not be found. At that moment, a man named Lameiville, a hairdresser, was in the prison of the Conciergerie under sentence of death for coining, but he made his escape. A fei'days afterwards he called upon Sergeant Marceau, a municipal officer, who had rendered him some service while in prison, and told the policeman that while in confinement he had heard the men talking, and had disovered the hiding place of the precious objects, vis. in the hollows of two large beams in a garret in a certain street.
The Sergeant went himself to search, and recovered the whole of them, the Regent, the Saucy, As for Lameiville, he was sent away from Paris for security. Petition, the mayor of the capital, reccommended him tc the Minister of War, and he was made an officer in a regiment of the line. According to an inventory, drawn up in the reign of Louis the jewels were more than 64,000 in number, weighing 18,751 carats, and were estimated to be worth Messenger of Judy 4. IOICE HETE. Barnum says that the best investment he has ever made was the $1,000 which he 'gave (1835) to the Philadelphia exhibitore of Joice Heth, the pretended negro nurse of George Washington.
He had then lost most of h's property, and borrowing the amount from his friends, he made a journey to Philadelphia to investigate the prospect of turning the old colored woman to pecuniary account. Satisfied that there was money in her, he purchased her cash down, advertised her so cunningly that he created great curiosity to see her, and soon took in $1,500 a week. After the city had been gratified by the sight of Joice, he travelled through the country with her, in connection with a ccmpany of mountebanks, and made a good deal of money. This was Barnum's first venture as a thovman, and determined his career. He eI le r.
directly it is alleged, $50,000 out of Joice Heth, and indirectly an immense fortune. He had not had her much mere than a year when she very ungratefully died, and an autopsy proved heto have been but 75 to 80 years old, instea. of 161, as had been claimed. Barnum sajk he had bought her for the latter age, and had done his best to make the public believe her so old. It was her fault if she had fallen short of what was expected of her by some 80 years.
She might have been 181, no doubt, if she had wanted to be, and her failure to attain that degree of venerableness evinced on her part a disposition to disappoint a too credulous and confiding community. The world is studded with Joice Heths, with a difference and unending variety of names. TEE CHAMPION BULLPROG STORY. The reople of this place have accidently how to utilize bullfrogs by conerting them into churners of butter. The fiscovery was thus reached: A farmer in the neighborhood having placed a pail of nilk in a spring to cool over night went diere the next morning and found, it is solemnly asserted, instead of the pail of nilk a large bullfrog sitting in mood upon a large roll of fresh butter.
he sole explanation is that the frog had umped from the water into the pail, and trying to extricate himself, had, by diligeit and continued strokes of hiu long legs, the milk into Comun.) Gazette. The Man on the The man on the bicycle is invariably silent man-a preoccupied man-a ian upon whose face is written an tter indifference of all things met with his bright, sunny way. He may and rivet and clhnch the curious tention of bunt lie is never tracted to anything or anybody. It a part of his strange fate to appear mply an automatic section of his maiine. He can not even tell you why works his legs in that peculiar way; dted, for the most part, he blivious of the fact that lhe has pair of legs to work at all, and yet the regularity in the swift alteriting undulations of his knees will at once the attentive of every lowly pedestrian he passes the crowded street.
The man on the cycle se'ems always to be going somehere a very great number of miles here. Evidently he has not hoisted mself up there astride of that great sindle wheel either for mere ni of the thing or accent his beauty grace of figure before the multitude. is there for a purpose, rest assured, wever inserutable a mystery it may em to us. It is enough for us to ognize in his profound abstraction! a melancholy bearing that he knc ws goal of his ambition and will arrive ere in proper time, no fear. Whater emotions may be surging at his art, whatever tempestu us yearnings in the soul within, the stoic face glimmering by us, betraying noth; but the grave content of one whose tr convictions have never failed him t.
He knows his purpose and his stinalion. That is enough for us, "CULTUmR," There are two theories of self-tran131 in which people expect to reach that which is fairest and beat. One of these is the Christian theory of service for others by faithful labors and self-denial in their behalf the other is the pagan theory of SOldevelopment and careful personal training. The result of the one is a soldierly Christian character; the fruit of the other i "Cl Far be it from us to say one word against culture as a means to a hightr end or as an incident in reaching that end. Culture is one of the finest fraits of mental training.
It is that polishing of the mind's machinery which makes it not only run smoothly, but also shine. It is that large acquirement of information, that extended familiaitY with the words and rays of men, and that breadth of sympathy with the thoughts and feelings of men which smooth off the roughness in one's character, which make one tolerant of the notions and pecuharities of other people, and which gives a man intelligent and easy companionship with other men. Culture is opposed not only to ignorance and boorishness, but also to dogmatism and intolerance. A cultured man may be a lazy man; he may be indifferent to the want and wickedness about him. He may be a bad man; he may be a devill; but he cannot well be a bigot.
There is something very attractive about culture, and we hear its praises sounded so much that there is in this stage of our civilization great and increasing danger of it being made an end of pursuit. It seems to set before a student something worth working for. It is well to speak of the development of one's powers, enlarging one's sphereof knowledge, acquiring polish, by study, by literary pursuits. by making one's self a delightful associate. Culture, culture-it is a little god with thousands of young people, who fail to see its essental EEBOCITY 07 TBE LEOPAU.
An instance of the ferocity of the leopard occurred in the case of the Schmidt. This worthy man had gone out with a party of Hottenots to an other Moravian station to hurt some hyenas which bad been very destructive to their flocks, and, in company with one tif the men, entered a thicket in pursuit of a beast they had wounded. Instead of the hyena however, the dogs started a leopard, which instantly sprang on the Hottentot and bore him to the ground. Mr. Schmidt instantly ran forward to the aid of the man, with his gun cocked but before he could get an opportunity of firing the animal left the Lotentot and flew with fury at himself.
In the scuffle he dropped the gun, but luckily fell above the leopard. with his knee on its stomach. The animal seized him by the arm with its jaws, and kept striking him with its paws and tearing his clothes in tatters from his brest. Schmidt, however, being a powerini man, succeeded after receivnlg another vere bite or two, i seizig the leopard oy the throat with his righs band, and it down, in spite of its desperate struggles, for a few minutes, and until his strengti was on the point of giving way when a Hottentot on the outside of the jungle, who heard his, cries, came to the rescue and shot the ferocious beast through the heart. so that its death was instantaneous.
Had any life been left, its dying struggles iiight have proven fatal to Mr. Schmidt. As it was he was so larcerated that for several weeks his life was in the greatest danger. The Hottentot who was first attacked was less severely wounded, bat his face was so much to'rn by the enemy's talons that his eyes were filled with blood and he was unable to render any aid to the missionary who had so generoul come to his aid. HOW TO DETECT XAERTE PEOPLE, If you see a lady and gentleman disagree upon trifling occasions, or correcting each other in company, you may be assured that they have tied the matrimonial noose.
If without seeming to know they have a comnpanion, the sign is infallible. If you sees a lady drop her glove, and a gentleman byl the side of her kindly telling her to pickit up, you need not hesitate in forming your opinion. If you see a lady whose beautiy and attentios of every gentleman in the room but one, you have no difficulty in determining their relationship to one is her husband. If you see a gentleman particularly courteous. obliging, and good-natured, relaxing into smiles, saying sharp things, and toying with every pretty woman in the room, excepting one, to whom he appears particularly cold and formal, and is unreasonable that one is nobody can be at a lost to discover.
The rules above quoted are laid as infallible in just interpretation i hey may be resorted to with confide1.ce; they- are upon nerring principles, and from every day experience. INTEMiPEBANCE. When men say that a person is intemperate, they mm' that he drinks too much wine or drink, and is damaging his body by so. Now, the Bible seaches us to honor our bodies. There are several texts that teach this, but we ought to have sense enough to do it, even if the Bible did not tell us to.
The body is the house of the soul; the Apostle calls it our earthly house. When I talk to you, I speak to your soul, and not to your body but we honor fine houses, and no house is so wonderful as our body. It is a sin to dishonor our body. We have no business to put anything into it that would hurt it. When we put liquor into our bodies it makes us excited, takes away our minds, and makes us do a good many things that we shall be sorry for.
Let us read in the twenty-third chapter of proverbs from verse twenty-nine to verse see what the Bible says about drinkir'g of OF THE WAVES Those who have never lived on the stormy coast, nor been to sea, can form no adequate idea of the effect that can be produced by the impact of a succession of waves or of a single wave. What has happened at Wick, on the extreme northern coast of Scotland, where a break-water has been building for some years past, may give an idea of what is meant by water-power. It was found that stones of ten tons weight were as pebbles to the waves, which have been measured to be near for-ty-twro feet from crest to the bottom of the The outer end of the break-water, where the storms beat most violently, was built of three courses of one hundred-ton stones laid on the rubble foundations next above these were three courses of large, fiat stones, and upon these a mass of concrete built on the spot of cement and rubble. The end of the break-water was thought to be as immovable as the natural rock, yet the resident Engineers saw it yield to the force of the waves and swing around into the less troubled water inside the pier. It gave away not in fragments, but in one mass, as if it was a monolith.
The displaced mass is estimated to weigh about 1,350 ABOVE THE CLOUDS Probably the largest and highest rock in the known world is the South Dome of Yosemite. Standing at the fork of the upper valley, it rears itself, a solid rocky( Loaf, 6,000 feet above the ground. A more powerful hand than that of a Titan has cut away the eastern half, leaving a sheer precipice over a mile in height. No man ever trod the top of this dome until last year. Former visitors gazed in wonder at the spikes driven into the rock by hardy who had repeatedly endeavored to scale it.
rhe shreds of ropes dangling in the wind told the story of their failure. Last year, however, after thousands of dollars were spent, several persons found their way to he top of the dome, and this summer two iheep were discovered browsing oa t1g.
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