Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 11, 1873, Page 11

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 11, 1873 Page 11
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GENEVA. Passing from Winter to Spring in a Single Day. A Journey Through the Wine-Re gion—Some Cockney Gom ; . : pariEOns. ‘ ■ -. jkjelesiastical Matters Ameri can, English, and Russian Visitors. From Our London Corretpontlent, • Geneva, April 23,1873. It is not given to every one to pass from irmtor to spring IX A SINGLE DAT. Rut, leaving Paris in the morning, you will lave too the lilac, just straggling into leaf under the cold northeast wind, and by 8 o’clock your hbc-tinshes will bo covered with green ; while at 7or thereabouts, if your journey is rightly, directed, yon will seo the lilac in fall bloom, and the wistaria tossing its delicate violet blossoms into every cottage-window; and. in.tho Utile roadside gardens, are arum-lilies by the dozen unong-tho fruit-trees that arc blooming as if they were forced for a flower-show. • Suppose you elect to journey / THROUGH THE WIKE-COUXXIIT to Geneva.. As you- go southward, the earth, which is as red as the generous juice it yields, bristles with a perfect forest of little sticks. These, later on, will bend under the weight of the grapes; but now only a gnarled root shows where the tendrils and tho fruit will grow. Tho choicest of the vineyards Ho on the slopes of the hills that look south and west, or nestle into tho valleys between huge shoulders of rock.-; As you near Huito and Beanne, the vineyards, that began bo coyly to steal corners off the hills, as sume quite a feature, to themselves. Broad, fiat fields, acres on ' acres in extent, are devoted to the cultivation of the vinoi Yon sec the oxen turning up the rich earth with the flow, and men and women by the score prepax ng the soil for the sprouting vines,- After Ma con, the scenery changes, and with it the char teter of the soil, which is light in texture, and colored like tbo wine it bears. The hills grow into mountains, imperceptibly, as a tall boy pews into a man; you seo the flash and sparkle of water in : the hollows, and tho drip from a hundred water-wheels, and here and there a fac tory-chimney. in every promising nook that Hoa open to tho midday sun, bundles* of £tv»H are lying ready for the sotting, or are al ready sot in rows, like the hop-sticks of Kent. Indeed, a oocmnsr might complain that tho vineyards are a dwarfed jeproduction of the pleasant hop-gardens about fievenoaks. He might compare, too, tho great isngflS of hills, that seem like billows petrified jnstwben they were tossing their wildest against the eky, to Epsom Downs seen through a bad sheet of window-glass that distorted their pro portions and set their perspective all awry. He night, if ho penetrated as far as Genova at this unseasonable season of the year, compare tho great hills, with the eternal snows about theirheads, to those same Downs after .a coat c! whiten • ash,—so the irreverent com parison suggests itself.. As to the lake, the beautiful Lake Demon, in praise of vhich so much good paper has been spoilt, bu ought say, and say truly, that he had many a time seen hia own familiar Thames as good a color, and that his olfactory organs bad been more.pleasantly assailed at Waterloo Bridge than where the Jiboue comes rushing out from the hie under the shadow of Jean Jacques iioua eeao; The fogs, too, that enwrap those Alps of which ho read with reverence in bis childhood,. ire nearly related to the London fogs, quito as qifry only not so yellow. As to the rain, it ftins every day; Mount Blanc is wrapped in to thick a coat of mist and clouds that it might u well no Kelson's Column, for anything be can BOD of it. in geneva rrsExy par traveled cockney will find little that is now. ftther Hyacintho preaches occasionally;' the Protestant papers say that 3 ? 000 of his auditors C 9 nightly turned pers remark that it must he very discouraging to M. Hvacinthe-Loyson to have to preach to empty benches. Mgr. Mennillod —to turn to the other ads of the ecclesiastical medal—lives peaceably enough in his French villa, which is some quarter cf an hour’s walk from * the Genevese frontier. The ladles of his late diocese make pilgrimages to him' and' interview him; it is oven said that: one, enthusiastic devotee, . having, collected the money for a .testimonial, atr leaded with a deputation to' present tho' Bishop with a chalice of considerable value. Speecnea on both sides having been exchanged, the elegant velvet casket, was. opened.by Mgr. Uennillodj and found to contain nothing bat a common kitchen pot, which some wag - had- sub itrtuted for the jeweled and engraved chalice in tended for the presentation. Beside ecclesiastical squabbles,' of which you till havo heard more than enough, there is little Interesting in Geneva. The theatre is open two or three days a week, bat though the orchestra is pod, the chorus is indifferent,- and- - the - rest of the company are bad. This is not encouraging then an opera figures on the bills.' * The hotels teem with 4 - ENGLISH AND AMERICANS, though both are of a different class to that rep resented later in the season. Buckwheat cakes ud jGah balls struggle for precedence on the toenoa in company with" beefSteakg&ap) and plum-pudding; English bats and stbjjSpgs are m every shop window; and English advertise toents, in sinking capitals, are arranged to catch the eye of the traveled Briton and his Trans fikntic cousin. But the Americana who now cut pest figures at the hotels are, for the most port, Rinds those enormous trunks which are so ebar *toeußtic. of the Now York belle later in the r season; while the English visi tors- have a distressed and out-at-elbows appearance. A great many of the latter sleep in fine room; they go to bed late and get up early; tod they have a habit of opening tbeir doors and dropping their boots on the wooden £oor, which is distressing to the nerves of a per t&wbo is just composing himself to sleep. * gay eat seldom, and then usually by contract. club together to take in tho Stews Times , tod,they read an English paper with gusto, UKa they can get it. lu the summer, this class tf visitors disappears altogether. Where they teas from, where they go, and what they do, | tobody seems to know. Perhaps they haunt [ in Iho summer, -as they haunt Genova in to® winter; and probably they pay a flying visit to London in August and September. At tho present moment, Geneva is full of * RUSSIANS, ■jp have arrived hero to keep their Easter, I ptochj as moat people know, is a week later than i Jto* The Hussion Church, with its gilded dome ; gjwblea, is* conspicuous object in this liberal city; and visitors, no matter to what i gwrf-the-way denomination they belong ? will ; * place of worship peculiar to i „ Old English Custom*. ;• rj? 10 , Os have heard of Nottingham, in , it this, pleasant city for many years ' listed an organization known as the jlJOjSßhani Lambs.” The duties which do =.?«« upon a Nottingham Lamb were sundry. Diost hart they consisted in getting and unmistakably drunk, and in 2~S honest people’s heads. The ** Lambs ” °* special service at elections, and did l^if erTICB *° *he cause—generally of oon . *n fact, an election at Nottingham JtS “trodnctlon of vote by ballot, was a IS* n (ashieued “ true blue and orange ” eleo iSr 411 intoxicating kind flowed like i *“® honorable candidates had each their Totes were paid for ] Er(\ Gotten eggs and dead cats and turnips ih* ill 1 ?™ 1 * the heads of the exalted few i ii.h like cannon halls at a seige. / fca-Lv °7’ V Nottingham Lambs ” engaged during the speaking of the candi half murdering any luckless voter who JjjWgainaay anything advanced by thecan whose behalf the service of the were enlisted. It is with fsgret we note tho fact ii&liia,- , delicious relic of “good, English times is at last consigned -h ftl°vs6 with everything else old English. jSsftL?® B ® the Nottingham Lambs was a whose name was Bill Bendigo. Bill | T* 0 was a prize-fighter, and_half killed his 5 b man time and again. The rottenness of the times, or rather, as Artemus Ward would have said,~“tho cussedness of .things in-general,” have brought about Bendigo's conversion, to the Seat joy, no doubt, of the worthy Nottingham agistrates, but the amazement of the Not* tingham Lambs. Bendigo was “ called ’’ about six weeks ago by one Eichard Weaver, a collier, backed up by a gentleman by.the name of Tubes. Ho was “called" and he had for euben his lambs and gone down into filthy White chapel to preach, or, to use his own words, “to fight for the Gospel." Alas, alas, instead of the manly Bendigo boating to pulp the massy bead of a Nottingham laborer, wo have a “stout, strong-built man, of square face, with spectacles on nose,".preaching “with considerable zeal, but with much oratorical finish,” to Whitechapel costermongers. Bendigo’s conversion has re sulted in the break-up of the admirable protect ive organization of Nottingham, and we shall have no more piquant accounts of “ contested elections ” from England. OVERDUE. The beads from the wine hare all vanished, Which bubbled in brightness bo late; The lights from tho -windows axe banished; Close shut is the gate “Which yesterday swung wide in Joyance, And beckoned to fata The goblet stands idle, unUfrtcd, Or, tasted, is.tasteless to-ulgbi; The breath of the roeta la wasted; In Backcloth bcdjgUt, The soul la the dusk of her palace, £ita waiting tbs light. Ah I why do the ships waft no token Of grace to this sorrowful realm 7 Must suns shine in vain, while their broken Rays cloudß overwhelm ? Tender Breeze, if some sail bear a message, Rule thou at the helm I ' * But, if haply the roler bo coming Drug tho sea-sirens each with a kUs; - Stroke the waves into calmest of humming ' Over ocean’s abyss; Speed him soft from the shore of the stranger To the haven of this. And tbe soul-bells in Joyous.revival,- 1 Shall peal all the carols of spring;- Tbe roses and ruby wine rival : Each other to bring, • In tbe crimson and fragrance of welcome* ■ ; Delight to the king. —Mary JL Lodge, in LippiheoWt Magazine, Advertising Medley* Wc.leam from an exchange tb&t a German musician-intends to com pee© a series of airs to a medley of newspaper advertisements. The idea seems to us to De a good, one. and it has oc curred to us that we may help the composer a little perhaps by arranging a few advertisements in a suitable form for adoptation to music. For instance, suppose it is a tailor’s advertisement that ia selected. We should work it up-into some such tender strain as this : ; • Oh! come Into the garden, Maud, And sit beneath the rose. And sco me prance around tbo beds Dressed in my Sunday domes. Oh ! com© and bring your uncles, Maud, Your •later* and your aunts, And tell then Johnson made my coat, , My waistcoat and my pants. This is pathetic and practical. The verse is filled with sentiment and with a sweet melodious cadence peculiarly its own; and yet it makes Johnson’s pants charmingly conspicuous, and calls attention to his waistcoat, while it idolizes and spiritualizes that useful, but comparatively uninteresting article. Then, say we want to-aoi to music a tobacconist's advertisement.- Would we not choose some such fairy-Uko verso as this ? “ Gayley young Ferguson Bought hlB cigar— Bought it at Mulligan’s, • Whore tbo best aro. , When he wants fine-cat, or Snuff for his nose, Gayly young Ferguson ‘ Purchases those. Bow poets could soar as we do thus' into tho realms of fancy with such a theme; but it is ever thus with genius when its salary is prompt ly paid, as purs is. We would soar higher if the compensation were larger. As it is, wo have given exactly tho money’s worth. Or, again 2 Suppose the composer desired to wed a grocer’s advertisement to immortal music. We should give him a chance with some such glowing im agery as this: Oh I say not that I love you because the znolseses Yon purchased at Simpson's was golden and clear; The syrup, the sugar, the jelly in glasses. The crackers, tho mack'rel, I know, wero not dear. But when you came to me with Simpson's smoked salmon, And showed mo his samples of lixnburger cheese, . I felt that hia claim to be cheap was not gammon; I loved you, and said so, dear Jane, on my knees. It will be perceived here that the mingling of mackerel with emotion, and Limburgor cheese with heartfelt affection, gives to each object a peculiar exaltation, and, as it wore, tends to fill tho sympathetic spirit with—with—fill it with— but never mind. . Take another case. havo ah umbrella man to deal with. Wo desire to enbalzn his advertisement in verse, and wo therefore offer it, lot us say, in the lorm of a serenade: . Ob! wake dearest Tilly, And list wbilo I tell * Story of w;bcre you. may '*• . -Buy an umbrella. ‘ ; • Oh! go to McGuimilgan’B ; Ask for a gingham, A silk or alpaca, And make tbe man bring ’em. If you want ribs put In, Or a new cover, Como to kfcGuinnlgan's— Come with your lover. ‘ Wo charge onr German friend nothing lor these suggestions. As far as he is concerned, we offer them ,in the interest of .art. If these songs—the labor of an idle hour—shall make any sorrowful and care-laden soul happier, or Bbaii bring consolation to any stricken heart, .wo ahall not only be amply repaid and deeply grati fied, but we shall be cxceedmgly surprised.— Max Adeler. Sewing Buttons* From the Danbury Fries. It is bad enough to see a bachelor sew on a button, but ho is tho embodiment of grace along side of & married man, Necessity has compelled experience in the case of the former, but the latter has always depended upon some one else for this service, and, fortunately for the sake of society, it is rarely he is obliged to resort to tbe needle himself. Sometimes tho patient wife scalds her right hand, or runs a sliver under the nail of the index finger, on that hand, and it is then tho man dutches tho needle around the neck, and, forgetting to tie a knot in tho thread, commences to put on the button. It is always in the morning, and from five to twenty minutes after he. is expected to be down in the street. He lays the button exactly on the site of its pre decessor, and pushes tho needle through one eye, and carefully draws tho thread after, leaving about three inches of it sticking up fortholoe way. He says to himself: 44 Well, if women don’t have tbe easiest timelever see.” Then ho comes back the other way, and gets the needle through the cloth, well enough, and lays himself out to find-the eye. but, in spite of a great deal of patient stabbing, the needle-point persists in bucking against the solid part of that button, and finally, when he loses patience, his finger catches the thread, and that three inches he had left to hold the button slips through the eye in a twinkling, and ihe button rolls leisurely across the floor. He picks it up without a single re mark, out iff respect for his children, and makes another attempt to fasten it. This time when com ing back with the needle he keeps both tho thread and button from slipping by covering them with his thumb, and it is out of regard lor that parti of him that he feels around for the eye in a very careful and judicious manner, but, even tually losing his philosophy as the search be comes more and more hopeless, he falls to jab bing about in aloose and savage manner, and it is just then the needle finds the opening, and comes up through the button and part way through bis thumb with a celerity that no human ingenuity can guard against. Then he lays down the things, with a few familiar quotations, and presses the injured hand between his knees, and then holds it under the arm, and finally jams it into his mouth, and all the time heprancesabont the floor, and calls upon heaven and earth to witness that there has never been anvthing like it since the world was created, and howls, and whistles, and moans, and sobs. After a while he calms down, and puts on his pants, and fastens them together with a stick, and goes to his busi ness'a changed man. CMnese Sliojp Sign** - The shop signs, it must bo understood, are not, as with ns, displayed merely upon tho shop fronts: but each establishment is formshed with projecting eaves, frequently elaborately • carved ind decorated, and under these at cither corner next the street, is enapended, or erectedl a per pendicular board richly varnished, and inscribed on both sides with the name of the concern and a notice of the commodities sold, so that it may ha road at a distance by persons passing nu ,or down the street; very freauently a scroll of cloth, also inscribed on both sides, is hung across .the street for the same purpose. The lone line of these gaudy signs, stretching overhead and on both sides, and visible at times for a full mile or more, forme a very attractive vista. Shops and business houses are not known m THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, MAY 11, 1873. China by the names of the proprietors or firms, as in our plain, common-sense country. When Brown,-Jones,-and- Eobinson, -or,to select pa- correspondingly, common in China, when King,: Gold, and .' Btone set ' up shop or commence business, they assume a stylo or designation, which is, as a rule, composed of two words, the most felici tous in their meaning that can be selected, such, for example, as “Celestial Affluence, M “Per petual Success," “Overflowing Abundance,” etc.; and the concern is thenceforward known by that title,- all bills,, notes, and business documents being authenticated by its employ ment/-' ...... Some idea of the working of this practice may .be derived from comparing it with the similar one common among the French and other conti nental nations, of giving fancy names to their establishments! Bnch .aa ,“Au bon di&ble,” “Au fidelo berger,? "A la- oorbeillo. des ’ floors,” etc.; the Only difference being that" in the case of tbo Europeans the names of the partners in the firm are employed or displayed likewise, whereas with the Chinese they never appear,, opt oven in correspondence, in many cases, the same designation is proudly retained by the family for several generations, and hot unfrequontly this conceit is carried to the length of cherishing and even exhibiting the original old sign-board with which the ancestors laid the foundation of. the business! religiously, protected from paint or repairs.. It may seem strange that, any language should con tain a sufficient number of felidtioua terms to suit the wants of the business portion, of. so vast & population ; but the difficulty does not exist iu practice, and although many characters must of necessity be reiterated over, and over again in the signs of a single street, not to a&y towmyet so cleverly are tho changes rung upon the closa.of characters employed, and so excel- Icntly.is their distribution contrived, that,it would not occur to any one rambling through a town, that any sign ho observes has met his eve •before.—.From The Foreigner in Far-Cathay, by IV. JL MedhursL ; A ifewiy-Biscovcred . Baindng by Xtuplmel*»lt is Valued at 8300,000* Jlome Correspondence of the Cincinnati CcueUe .. A very remarkable painting is now in Rome, which has been lately-discovered, to be one of tbo .masterpieces of the immortal artist, Raphael Sanzio da Urbino. Ton out of tho twelve of tho members of tho Academy of St; Luke, which is tho highest authority in the judgment ol paintings, have given unqualified certificates that this is a pointing in tho last and best stylo of Raphael. It is welljknown that it is impos sible to purchase any of these, and that their value is almost inestimable. They , are all m public galleries or in the possession of Princes or persons of immense wealth, except this one, called the Madonna della Tends, ortho Madonna of the Curtain, because, there ia a curtain behind the figures. The Ma donna is seated with tho child In her arms and the infant St. John near, and the picture ia abont the size of the Madona della Sedia in the Pittl Palace at Florence. It belongs to Cavalier© Davieo, & professor of law in tbo University of Turin. His brother, Baron Daviso, has the picture with him in Borne this winter for the purpose of having it judged by the Academy of St. Luke, and it is for sale at tbo moderate sum of SBOO,OOO. This wonderful painting is upon canras, and its height Is seventy-nine centimetres, and its width fifty-nine. Although wo cannot maintain that It is entirely untouched, for certain small restorations maybe seen executed with' discre tion .in the lost century, it is, nevertheless, preserved in a remarkable manner for the works of those days,and the best of this artist. The painting belongs to the. third, otherwise the grand manner, of Baphacl, and according to all probability, was painted by him soon after he .executedthe marvelous frescoes of tho four Sybils in the Church of Santa Maria della Pace. The influence which frescoes of such importance and excellence would exercise on the soul and hand of the wonderful painter would naturally be very great, and several points of analogy can* not fail to bo discovered between them and the picture of the curtain painted in oil soon after. The tint of tho vest of tho Madonna, which, in all the copies known until now, is red, in this is yellow, with a shade of dark red, which combi* nation of tints is repeated three times in the frescoes of tho Sybils, and is also seen in the St. Cecelia of Bologna, and in many other works of the Sanzio. The grandeur of tho stylo and character of the figures, tho expression, the light and harmony, are the same as in tho pic tures of the Sybils. One would say, on seeing how -the light is distributed in tbo Madonna della Tenda, that when Baphacl painted it he hod already seen some works of Correggio, and had profited, according to his custom, by the art of that painter,in chiaro oscuro and the distribn tion of light. In this picture, finally, are seen those subtle strokes with which Kaphaol was accustomed, with his pencil, to give the last touches to his pictures, and these are not pre served, except in the originals. This account is chiefly a translation from a description of tho picture written by Cavaliero Daviso, who has owned It for eight years, with out being quite certain of its value. Wearing- n New Boot* From the Danbury Fries, It is a little singular bow well a pair of boots can be mado to lit at the store. You may not bo able to got your foot only part way down the leg at tbe first trial, but that is because your stock ing is sweaty, or you havn’fc started right, and the shoemaker suggests that you start again and stand up to it, and no throws in a little powder from a pepper-box to aid you.’ And so you stand no and pound dowmyonr foot, and partly trip yourself up, and.your oyoe stick out inan unpleasant manner, and every vein in your body appears to bo on tho point of bursting, and all tbe while that dealer stands around and eyes tho operation os intently as if tbe wbolo affair waaperfectly new and novel to him. When your foot has finally struck bottom, there is a faint impression on your mind that ' you have stepped into an open stove, but be removes it by solemnly observing that be never saw a boot fit quite as good as that. You may suggest that your too presses too hard against the front, or that some of tho bones in tbe bide of the foot are too much smashed, but be says this is always tha way with a now boot, and that tho trouble will entirely disappear in a few days.'.. Then you take the old pair under your arm and start for homo .os animated as a relic of 1812, all 'the while feeling that the world will not look bright and happy to yon again until you have brained that shoe maker. Yon limp down-town the next day, and smile all tho while with your mouth, whilo your eyes look as if you were walking over an oyster bed barefoot. When no one is looking you kick against a post or some other obstruction, and show a fondness for stopping and rcstingagainst something that will sustain your weight. When you got home at night yon gQ for those old boots with au eagerness that cannot be described, .and tbe remarks that you make upon learning that yoor'wlfo has disposed of thorn to a widow woman in the suburbs, are calculated to imme diately depopulate the earth of women and shoe makers generally. Purification of Sewage. Apian has recently been proposed in Edin burgh, Scotland, for taking from foul water im purities of every kind, whether of sewage or of manufacturers’ and dyers’ waste waters. The substaoce proposed to be used is a peculiar kind of animal charcoal, made fiom any substance which is not bone. It is stated to be not only a powerful decolorizer, but has peculiar powers of absorblngfboth organic and inorganic substances, while it is from 20 to 60 times cheaper than ordi nary-bone charcoal. • In carrying out tho pro posed method of using this material, the sewage is caused to fall into a bed of sand which lies on & thinner bed of gravel, under which lies a bod of the charcoal. After passing through another layer of gravel, the liquid goes upward through more cbarcoal-and flows over into a bed of sand. It is thus thoroughly filtered and purified. Tho charcoal, after use, may be laid aside in the open air without causing any smell, and in a little time will recover its original power, or if mav be re burnt or distilled profitably; tho whole of the nitrogen taken from tbe sewage passing over in the distillation as ammonia, accompanied by other valuable products. Organic Matter in Water* ' One of the moat interesting discussions of what should ho the character of water used for domestic purposes is that contained in a paper read by Dr. Woods before the London Chemical Society, in which he insists that organic matter is injurious io health, and-that attention to tbta point is every physician’s duty.. The author stated that his mind was pointediv directed to this'subject by the case of two French ships that *had been dispatched simultaneously with zneu from Algiers to France, and under similar circumstances excepting as to the water with which they had been furnished. The water of one was obtained from a marshy place, where the ague was prevalent; that of the other from an elevated position where the ague did not pre vail.". Soon after . sailing, the men on board the vessel supplied with water from tho marsh spring were seized with remittent fever, while not a case occurred on board of the other vessel. As a-rule, all animal excreta in water should be considered as poisonous to animals of the same class, and all organic matter of a decomposable character in water is highly prejudicial to health. •- / THE GUARDIAN CATr . I have grown tired of photography, partly be cause my fingers were continually black, partly because people who meant to.praise me always said that my resulhrwaro very good for the work of an amateur; but some yeaisago I was wild about.it. My mania was to photograph bits of scenery and ruins which bad never been focused, before; and, in seeking to indulge it, I was per-! petually getting away into comers. The corner-- eat corner I over explored, in these rambles was in the west of England. The wildest parts of Scotland. Ireland, and Wales have a tourist-taint about them; slimy touts arid ciceroni have crawled over their surface with anail-lik& perse verance and stolidity, and left traces'.; But no. one has ever written a hand-book of -Dowd; no one yrpuld buy it if he did. , Dowd baa no scenery in particular, no waterfall, no antiquities of his torical or philosophical interest. There was a ruin, indeed; but commonplace, ixnpecuniosity,* not romantic war nor mysterious haunting,' had caused its decay, and, wnat was more, a fellow lived in it,—not a smuggler nor coiner,‘either, but tho rightful owner. > ; ' « I should not hare found that out, if it bad not been for a thunder-storm. I was.nud at ’wprk'. with my apparatus and imagination J —‘ ; .Ruia uear Dqwd,;\Veat supposed remains of Keep," etc.,—when the ekv became so black that you would have thought it was going to rain ink, and tbe first electric gun was fired. Row, Dowd, a village consisting of a farm, a few laborers' cottages, a forge, and a small beer-shop not licensed to eeli spirits, was. quite four miles off. Ibad my knapsack, arid some bread and cheese with me; so it was per fectly indifferent vrhero I passed the day or the night, bo long as I got shelter. Tart of the roof seemed to be in good enough repair; so I struck my camera and little tent at once, and commenc ed an. exploration of interior as the first drops began to make their half-crown-sized splashes. After penetrating the dilapidated outer walls, X ought to have seen that tho kernel of the place was io a more habitable condition; for. there, had been an attempt at cultivating vegetables iu an inner garden, and tbe frame work.of certain windows wasglaze*d. But! was so eager to get my apparatus under shelter be fore the rain came on in earnest, that I noticed nothing of this; and so it happened tliatl blun dered into a furnished apartment. Rot that the furniture was extensive; but.tharo was enough to swear by; a deal-tamo, three cherry-wood chairs, and a portrait of a gentleman, in oils, about totaled it. A man wae sitting.at the deal table when I entered. Ho jumped up at the in trusion ; and I saw that he was tall, young, thin; and dressed iu a suit of shepherd's plaid consid erably the worse for wear. I beg your pardon,” stammered L “Iran in out of the thunder-storm, not knowing that the house was inhabited.- ’ “You thought that a bat, or, at bast, an owl, would bo tho only tenant of bo tumble-down a place,” he said, smiling somewhat bitterly at my questionable apology; “but come in. I have nothing besides shelter to offer you, I (ear;- but to that you are welcome.” , “A thousand thanks," said I, “I would not, intrude on you, if it were not that I have been taking some large photographs, and do not wish them to be spoiled. Not that lam sorry to keep my skin out of such a deluge as this.” For the storm -bad now burst with great fury. Flashes of lightning averaged about three to the minute; the thunder was rather a succession of explosions than tho normal roll; and the rain came down as if all the gargoyles of Europe were having an international spouting match overhead. I deposited my traps in a comer, and immedi ately became aware of a third personage, hith erto unnoticed. This was a very luge black oat, which - emerged from under the table, stretched himself, and, without taking the slightest notice of myself, proceeded to ex amine my luggage with great interest. So not tell mo that he had no reason. The way he ficered about, gently lifting up cloths, snd etting them down again, alone proved the contrary. That ha perfectly mastered the uses of the camera, lam not prepared to avow; but, he satisfied himself that there was no great mis chief to be apprehended; for preaen tly he came into his master's side, .gave him a mb on the knee, and then began to groom himself with hia tongue. “Poor old Dabble!” said bis master, scratch ing hie head with a forefinger; and the animal, instead of pnrring like another cat, gave a little murmured “ Vow, yow I"—as evident an attempt to epeak as possible. - . “Dabble. Polite for diable?” I inquired. “Yea. Ho is my familiar, and, with one ex ception, my only, friond and companion. Are you not, Dabble i" “Yow, yow.” “Is he old?” “ Vary. Fifteen years, I should say,” I do not think I am very carious about other people’s private affairs, as a general rule; but I certainly confess to having felt that impertinent passion in the present instance. Who was this young man, whose manners, phraseology and ac cent bespoke him as an educated gentleman ? And why did be live in a ruin alone with, a black cat double the' size and intelligence of other black cats ? Well, ho didn't quite. There was a witch connected with the establishment ; and presently she camn in. Her booked nose, curved chin, and general appearance might fair

ly have ' burned her, wore faith not cold l without collateral evidence ; hut she carried her. broom in her hand;’ and the black cat, ran to hory rubbed against her old legs, sat up, and plunged bis claws again and again into her dress with ecstatic grasps. Dam natory signs against the whole family; 4 ‘ Tor tures for three!" the . order peremptorily demanded by the fitness of things, ~ Hr. Toole. Yet she was a poor, degenerate, harmless witch; perhaps a lapsed witch, who bad been baptized; for.she-was afraid of the thunder, andshooklike a screw-steamer in a gale whenever a fresh clap came. Bhobadtakou refuge in a vault which was once a cellar, and had been flooded out. The sight of me frightened her almost as machos tho thunder and the water. “ Wo era not used to visitors," said the young man, with a smile of explanation. “ This gen tleman has come in for. shelter, Molly. - Have we anything - to oiler him besides dry bread and hard cider f” ' _ “ Dabble brought in a rabbit early this morn ing. Master Walter,” mumbled the old woman. "Good Dabble!.” and he patted the cafe head., “ Well, cook the rabbit for us, please, Molly.” Thore were some smoldering wbod-emhers on the large hearth, which tho old woman raked to-, gether, and blew np into a flame; and then add ig fresh fuel, she disappeared to ekin the Dab ble-capturedbunny, which was in duo time boiled and set before us. Our tablecloth, though very coarse, was clean; and the same might DO said of the iron forks. , 1 added the bread and cheese from my knapsack to the common stock. My host took the bead of his table with the air of a Delgravian entertainer; Dabble stood at his, side on his hind-legs, - with his , fore-paws and black head appear ing over the edge of tho board till he received a suitable morsel, when he went down and dis patched it on the floor, reappearing when it was finished- If .his master proved dilator)', he jjnt out a paw sideways, and dabbed his arm, at the same time uttering a plaintive meaow. When wa three had finished our meal, we left the table ; and the harmless witch sat down, and had her dinner before clearing away. Of coarse I bed been abstemious.' Qua rabbit amongst four is not a gorge: try it. I have gone into these details of my first . meeting with Walter Muegrave in his ruin, be cause they made a great impression upon me. I should not have been surprised to find a poor but proud don placed in a corresponding posi tion in some comer of Spain; or even in Ire land the situation would not have seemed ab normal. But - that an ; English gentleman, so reduced, and having good health, should not have emigrated, or enlisted, or driven a cab, supposing no ona would give him £9O a year as a clerk, was an unintelligible mnddle to mo. Bat an impatient reader will decline to taka any' Interest in such ’ reflections; so I will - simply slate, without explana tion, that my host and I grew very friendly be fore we parted that night, that I walked over from Dowd again next day, and persuaded him to go back with mo, and eat a return dinner; that I became very intimate with him, and pro longed my stay in tbs neighborhood in conse quence ; and that he told me his history. It was a story of s lawsuit. For three genera tions the Mnsgrsves had been throwing away substance in their race after a shadow, until the family and its acres had dwindled down to this one member, the old ruinous mansion and a few roods of grass-land about it. Lawyers bad de voured the rest, —honest lawyers, look you; for. the shadow appeared very tangible, and 1 believe that the cleverest of them bad a bona flde confi dence in pulling his client safe through. Tho bone of contention was freehold ground in a thriving city—a vary nice bone, with plenty of meat noon it. The Musgravea could not make their title clear; neither could tbs Contrsmus graves make their title clear; and eo.tne property remained unproductive. The houses could not be let, nor polled down, nor patched np. The Musgrave claim was admitted to be very strong; bnt ona link in the chain was wanting,—a cer tain deed which was known to exist, bnt could not be. found anywhere. Tho provoking part of the matter was, that it had been discovered once by the present claimant’s grandfather; but at that time other necessary legal evidence, since collected, bad not been got together; and the old min, who was queer from tho effects of hope deterred, combined with that of & pistol-wound in the heed he hid received in a duel arising out ■ of the suit, had stowed the important docu ment away in a safe so carefully that no one had since ' been able to' find it; for ho was struck _down_ by a fit, and died without, Laving the 'power to com municate the hiding-place,to. hta only son; who was hurriedly ahmmoued to his dying-bed. A minato description of ;tbe document, together with an account “of how'ho' obtained'!^'was found in his will; and.in, the" next legal tnaale this was put in with some confidence that, com bined with the rest of.lho_£ase, it. would be ac cepted as evidence. But, after a deal of learned argument* and some,hesitation, authorities who had to'decido the -matter declined -to take ■ the will for the deedand the case was kept tor the benefit of a fresh set of lawyers; at that time not out of their dinners, andar tides. Time the llusgravs property remained bleeding. My friend's father got pretty welt tbs last drop out of It, and then married,' not for love, but partly ■in hopes of an heir to carry on tho suit, partly 'because the lady had a little money to be sucked into tbe chancery quicksands. Be did get an heir: he did sink the money. . Fortunately for her,- the wife died before it was quite spent, ' The goodly Musgravo estates were now ■ all ■ gone,' as has been said, tho house and homestead being alone retained. This last bit of strand was stuck to tenaciously, because it was pretty certaiu that the iron safe, with the covered parchment inside it,*waa some where about the premises But whore ?;It is needless to say that it bad been well hunted for, experienced detectives having been well em ployed in the search; and, indeed, the ruinous state of the bouse wee, in no small measure, ■owing to the ruthless manner in which some of these investigations had been conducted. Happily, not quite all the money of Waller Mnsgrave'e father.went to the lawyers; some of it was,spent in educating him in a manner be fitting the position he would hold when tho law suit was over, and the valuable house properly at his disposal. But his father died, and tho funds: gave out, before ho hod finished his in tended course; and ho found, himself in tbe queer, tantalizing, poverty-stricken condition in which I discovered him when photography and a thunder-storm brought us together. - - - When he first commenced his confidences, I was beyond expression dismayed. *• Omy pro« phetio soul, his great-grandfather I” I mentally; exclaimed, when he opened with a short biogra phy of that ancestor. But by degrees I grew in terested; his account was clear enough, if mine is not; and be had confirmatory documents to show for everything he advanced. At last 1 was able to conceive how it was possible to keep him out of what seemed so undoubtedly his own; hut then I am not a lawyer. Nevertheless, as soon as we were intimate enough for such liberty, I talked reason to him, urging him to throw tho, losing game up, leave the ruin to the care of . Molly and Babble, and look about for some method of earning bread and bacon t for even as an unskilled artisan ho would live better than he did at present. He ist bis remaining patch of grass-land lor £lO a year; ha got .about £lO for tbe apples in his orchard, and half as much more lor the hay tibat was cut in it. Dabble, who. was-an arrant, hut not a self-seeking poacher, occa sionally brought in a 'rabbit or a leveret; and that was what the last of tho Musgravea lived on. He owned that it savored of lunacy to go on like that; that his beat course would he to sell what, little homestead remained to him,— which ho could do at a fancy price, as his retain ing possession of it destroyed the compactness of the remainder of the estate,—and make a, fresh start in the world; hut said he simply could not do it. “Surely, you could maka ono vigorous effort,” said I. 11 Of course I could,” he replied, “if that were all; but after it was made, —a week after, or a month, or a year, or five years after—l should be drawn back into this inherited struggle ; and if I then bad ; to hear the reflection that I had thrown away a chance, I feel certain that a sen iiment of remorseful regret would drive me mad. No ; you might just as well tell Laocoon to make an effort, and wrench himself free of tho serpentfolds. If be could, they would, tnino round him again when he was weary. So I never annoyed him'with common-sense again; and, indeed, after a little while, I caught the chancery affection myself. Of course, it wsa hut in a mild form, as I had no property of my own at stake; but I had it sufficiently to al ter my ideas entirely, and sympathize with tho porsisteut.stfugglo with fate in which my new friend was engaged.' To tell tho truth, ! was in an unhealthy state of mind at that tune, having been recently jilted,—a misfortune which, till they grow accustomed to it, often makes young men sulky with the world in general. ■ My sulks took the form of isolation, tempered by photog raphy ; and residence at Dowd, with a man bound to go crazy, a witch, and an uncanny black cat for my solo acquaintance, exactly suited me <uet then. There is a freemasonry amongst tha '-rlom in love which enables them to recognize cno another; and I ebon learned that Musgravfl 'had mot a certain Mary, tho daughter of a poor clergyman who had acted as his private tutor, and that he had indulged in day-dreams of taking his degree, going into or ders,' and' leading a life of married bliss in a parsonage on a hundred a year; but ha had to leave tho university abruptly when hia father diod, : and left him tho dormant lawsuit, and nothing else. Then at first ho was sanguine of being able shortly to offer hia Mary a better homo than they had modestly pictured for them selves ; but after a while, when he had well studied the story of tho-fsmily failures, his love was but another wedge in the' torture-boot. I consoled him with the reflection that hia case was far better than mine; his girl , was faithful to him, hr at’ least ho thought so, and ho had a chance; whereas, X knew for certain that tho • beart'of mine was a mere 'pop-gun, and that T had been shot out of it as another fellow popped in. Bat ho did hot pity me properly; for ha considered that.T was lucky, in that aha had changed her mind before, marriage, instead of after, and I oonld hot contradict that. - But tho cup of' Masgtayo’s misfortunes ’was not yet full. - Dabble died., - Do you laugh at people who grieve for pet animals? ! don’t. “Only a dog!” folks say. Well, a dog who loves mo is bettor worth my regret than a continent foil of men and women who don’t.' Still more absurdly, argument is sometimes attempted; snd we are told not to give a second thought to the loss of an animal “ that has no soul. Now, surely, if the death of & dog, cat, or horse meant Us utter annihila tion,- that is an extra cause for -'sorrow. But there ■ is.- no reason for such a - no tion. ■ Bead - Butler’s ’ “ Analogy,” and nsfe'r speak with ■ that - ignorant' confi dence again. I do not refer you to Plato, a heathen Greek, but to Bishop Butler, aa ortho-, dox a bihi as yourself; -perhaps more so. Weil, whatever : fnay be the spiritual endowment of other animals, Dabble must have had a soul; at least', ho reasoned, and certainly would have talkodif tho formation of Us month had per mitted him. Do you mean to tell mo that a’ more breathing machine would have found out. that his’master wanted rabbits, without being told, snd so brought thorn homo when ho caught them, instead of eating them! quietly in tho woods T He tool no medicine; he had ho doctor; end yet he died, poor dear,—which looks aa if the medical profession was slandered aometimes. TTi« illness was short. Ho did not eat one morn ing; the next his cost was rough. and he did not lick it; on the third he went about mewing, and his eyes got filmy j on the fourthhe had con mlsiona, in the course of one of which he suc cumbed. We made a wooden hoi for him, and determined to bmy him in the orchard, under his farorite tree, whore ho used to scratch holes, and lie in wait for dickey-birds. It was on a lovely autumn evening that we bore the box to this spot, and commenced our sad preparations. Mae crave being chief mourner. X took the part of sexton, and struck the spade into the ground. For a li ttio while thetaskwaseasy;tbenl came on roots, which delayed me. Hacking through them, however, I dug a grave some three feet deep, and wo tried to carry the obsequies a stage further - but the box stuck; the grave was not wide enough. I began again at the sides, and Boon widened it; but then it looked too shallow, and I dug down a little deeper; not much, for I was stopped by something harder than a root,— a big stone, probably. It was impossible to make any impression on it; so, as one does not like to to beaten, I dug round, it, and tried to get it up bodily. Muagrave had to help; and then we disinterred a square iron box. “ By Jove I" cried I, “ I wonder if it is the safe hidden away by your grandfather ?” Sluegrrvo flushed very red, and ‘.hen turned o “Bound°io be," said he; “and the deed is • ..... In spite of the suspense, he put the safe on nns aide until we had lowered Dabble into its XHrlfidi he exactly fitted, and, filled in the * rftye Then we took our discovery home, and wrenched the lid off. was the parch ment safe enough, considerably discolored, but bad no other way of raising money for the reopening of the big suit, so he sold the ruin and the orchard. The case waa clear enough, now the .missing link, was sup plied; andne established hie chum' to the prop erty which had been so long in dispute without much trouble or delay- .Ho married hie Hary; did not cut me vjhen the increasing- valne of his freeholds made him very rich,'and was always grateful to Dabble, who had broughthim rabbits when living, and a fortune when dead,—Cham bers Vonrmri, * *—y— THE RED MAN'S PRAYER. A Modoc chieftain stood, when dsy.was djlag, Afar within the rosy-tinted West; His useless rifle at his feet was lying— Bis arms in sorrow crossed upon his breast,. His haggard eyes, bis wild and sunken features ' Betrayed the anguish all his race hare felt, And/ourteen scalps of murdered human creatures : r In wild profusion dangled at hla belt. ’ , - : “ And shall the pale*face drive us aye before hlih ? _Hcar, thou Great Spirit, this thechlof taiu’a prayer But ’ere be prayed he Cracked a flea that lore him Mid the dark, mcehea of his matted halt- • “The sorrows of the Indian, they are many t His wow are as the falling autumn leaves. I to only fourteen scalps—whisky not any. And lo l Qreatsplrit. now the red mao grieves. “£» »eod o?. 00 ttot «thoae days of olaeu stora brains he dashed out Against the And tore off women’s scalps, all warm and gory, - *T! The while his war-whoop rang adown the breeze, * „ : . “ Shack Nasty Jim’s wild breast Is racked with sorrow. And Boston Oharley sleeps to wake no mere. And I upon these lava-beds to-morrow The purple current of my life may pour. “ Yet, Maoito,-before that day has risen . Above yon bills'eo wildly fresh and ifreen. Grant me to slit some pale-face soldier's w'rzeo. And failing, fall with mouth at hta canteen.** —Neva York Graphic, Xllloy llowc, ond the' Secret 'of His Career. A recent number of the Congregalionalisl con tains au interesting biography of Tilley Howe, whoBC name was a household word throughout New England well-nigh a century since. Hiseasy, aimless life, and his eccentricities of costumo and manner, os he rode his favorite nag up and down the country from Blaine to Connecticut, gave him and his character a notoriety that has. crystallized info the familiar proverb of “Easy as old Tilley."; Ninety years ago Tilley Howe, then good-looking and fresh from Dartmouth College, a preacher of the Gospel, and delighted with his profession, stood up to bo wedded to a' Yankee S’rL Then came on the unsolvablo mystery, of a ng, clouded, wasted life. Ilia own—hia “law fully wedded ” wife, with the nuptial vow still warm on her treacherous Ups, suddenly and sullenly refused to remain with her own hus band! Ten minutes later she was on her way back to the paternal mansion, which she had just covenanted to exchange for her own life long homo! She absolutely' sealed her lips against the first word of explanation. She made no sign. The deed was done. The reasons were her own. She was persistant.* No ingenuity, no importunity, could draw the secret oaf. She took it to her grave. Never on earth would she see Tilley Howe any more. Never a syllable from his pen would she ever read. Overtures for re-umou could not reach her in this world, or ever proceed from her. By her own hands the veil was not lifted, and now it never can be. We turn the leaf to say that Tilley .Howe was thereafter a wreck. Qe abjured all .knowledge of a single fact on bis part, or on hers, that could have stimulated her tou such strange recreancy. But the . delicate balances of reason had been struck, and could never be restored. He was bewildered. He knew not what to make of it. The mental energy to breast the storm could not be rallied. He had outlined a life-work, with the simplicity of a child. He felt an assurance. that ho would work it all through by the; aid of odo co-working band. Alas, that that very baud should have been lifted to defeat and destroy him forever! Ever afterward he became the impersonation of indolence and inefficiency. A IHodistc’fl Trlnmph-Sbe £ngages a Special Train to Carry a Ball* Dretfs< From the San Francisco Chronicle May 2. On Wednesday last, Miss May Thompson, a modiste, of this city, received an order from Mrs. Murphy, wife of the new Mayor of San Jose, to make a magnificent silk robe for her, and have it ready to forward by a lady friend, who would leave San Francisco by the afternoon train on the following day. As the dress was re-, quired for tho Mayors party, which was to take place on Thursday evening, no delay was to be thought of, and so Miss Thompson, aided by as sistants, set actively to work to fill the . order. Time pressed, but it aeemecLihat industry and persistency were to conquer, for the work was completed on Thursday afternoon, sufficiently early, as it was thought, to catch the lady at homo before she started on her journey. Care* fully preparing the parcel, Mias Thomson hur ried in a hack to the address, hut, on arriving there, discovered that the lady had previously started for tho train.: Instructing the driver to hasten to the station, she again had the mortifi cation to find that she was two or three moments too late, for the train had just loft. Tho modiste, however, proved equal to the emergency, and, as she had tele-' graphed that the drees should bo received in Ban Joao in time for the party, she determined that she would keep her promise, in spite of all tconblo and expense. Accordingly she went in search of a fast team to drive her the distance, hut again she was baulked, for tho epizooty having laid up all the horses, a carriage for the journey was not to be obtained at any price. Now came & coup d'etat. She returned to the railroad station and negotiated for & special lo comotive and tender for San ’ ‘ Joee, -which wore furnished her for SIOO. Triumphant at last, she forwarded the dross to its destination, and the happy wife of the new Mayor received it, as promised, just in time for the party. 1 morals andJßiisincss intlac Sandwich Islands* The census return of these islands for 3873 shows a fearful decline among the native popu lation—a decrease at the rate of about 1,200 & year. The people are not peculiarly subject to disease, but the women will not bear children. •They will calmly tell you that they don’t want the bother of childbirth, and have deliberately practiced infanticide, or fceticide. A gentle woman kind in manner will tell you ibis. It is astonishing to observe their 'good nature and amiability, and yot be assured of the. terrible things that they are capable of doing. They liave no idea of virtue or , personal chastity. A woman cannot lose caste among them. Prostitu tion , does not alter in the. slightest a woman’s position among her friends. There is no family organization. They lire in groups, and,, to. a great extent, live in common. Polyandry is common, and pub licly avowed ; and they do not seem to realize the bideouencss of the practice; X know two pleasant men in business who avow that they havo-but one. wife between them. There are nearly 7,000 more men than women in these islands. However, public men are entirely oc cupied with the interests of property and partic ularly of sugar, and care nothing about the hu manitarian questions which the condition of this race so forcibly presents. The salubrity of this climate is attracting a great many invalids even from the mild climate of California. The activ ity of the volcano also brings a great many tour ists. Business is very dull. The decline in the Bau Francisco sugar market is ruinous to our planters. If sugar does not improve, they must get reciprocity, or bring about annexation, pr break. Beal estate is much depressed, and es tates could bo bought cheap. —Honolulu Letter . Lord Women* Lord Lytton, with all his girts, did not possess that of drawing women. It is rare among men —almost, if not quite, as rare as the faculty of representing men is among n’omen, though the failure in the one c&ee ta very much less remarked upon, and loss noticeable indeed, from the fact that women have but lately come to occupy leading places in works of fiction. A beautiful and ewoet, abstraction of womankind, with hair,. eyes, throat, etc., nicely put in, with emilej and tears handy, and a few pretty speeches, is all that is really necessary for a heroine of the goodold-fashion ed typo. Lord Lytton has two of these types, the heroic and the gentle, ae, indeed, Sir Walter also had; and most novelists of. eminence keep within these safe lines. The sentimental splen dor of Violanto, the angary sweetness of Helen,’ may dazzle the hasty reader; but how to come to ■ any sort of realization of these young women we are unable to inform him. Every mortal man has his tether, and here "is one region in which Lord Lytton's tether is apparent, though he does his beat by glowing diction ana lavish sentiment to throw glamour in onr eyes and blind, ns to the. fact. He does blind ns so far that wo accept the graceful ontline enveloped in rainbow-mists of beautiful effect ss the symbol of woman woman the consoler, woman the inspirer, as he himself says. The abstraction is enough ' for him—ho has no need for anything further; neither, we suppose, has the majority of read ers, or the typical would not have been so long • and ao placidly accepted instead of the personol —Blackwood's Magazine. power of xh© Imagination* ‘ A man of science in Paris ones , prevailed on the Minister of Justice to* expenment upon a 'murderer who bad been, condemned to death. The criminal was of high rank, and he .was in formed that, in order to sa7o the feelings of his family, he would not bo put to death upon the scaffold, but bled to death inttua the precincts of the prison; also that his decease would be free _from_paln._Hla_ejpj|_wflra “bandaged, *he was - strapped -to - s table, and, at a preconcerted signal, four of hid reins were gently pricked with a plzu - At each corner of the table was a small fountain of water, bo contrived as to flow gently into basins placets to receive it. He, believing that It was his blood. he heard flowing, graduallyrbecamo .weakand ~ the conversation of the doctors in an. undertone confirmed him .In : this ‘‘What-'fina bloodl w said one. “What a pity this man should be condemned to ' die I be would have lived a long time. “Hush!" said* the other; then approaching the first-he —asked him in a Joir voice, but so as to bo heard by the criminal, u How;many pounds "of blood there'"in the'human body ?" . “Twanty-foar; rdiL see already.about ten pounds 'extracted; that man is now in a hopeless state.". The phy sicians then receded by degrees and continued to lower their voices. The stillness which reigned in the apartment, broken only by the dripping fountains, the sound of which was gradually,-, - lessened, unaffected the brain of ‘the *poor“pa- *' tient that, although atnan of very .strong'.-con stitution, he fainted and* died without having lost a drop of blood.— From Doctor» and Pa tients, by John Timbs, HTJMOB. ' A notice of a peal—Lightning. —The child who cried forao hour didn*l gat it.' - —A man ui>town calls himself an “intestinal. - > taxidermist.. He stuffs sausages. —A boy of the period astonished, his.m other by saying: “I wish father would get another, • wife.” my aon?" 11 Because,"-replied • * the youngster, “1.-.am tirod.of seeing you* around.” .. • —A little Concord chap, who lived nsxt -door .to Emerson, was engaged one day in digging » hole by the roadside.- A worldly trifler, passing 1 by, asked him, “What are youdlgging after. * little boy?".-With gravjty.he answered, “Alter" - the Infinite.” . . . - . . . > ’ —The .New York Tithes says the first, thought \ . of any one one on reading of s'raUway“coliialoa' f 5 ‘ is tho wild hope that » prize-package boy has ' - ' AL been killed. : : ... i c: : : li —Hero is agood business-like epitaph i “Her* —- lies Jane Smith,, wife of Thomaa.flmuh. cutter. This monument was erected by herKbor V" baud as a tribute to her memory and a epeennen ; V* of hla work*. Monuments of tho'saae-'style. > ' v < $250.” ; —A little boy havingbroken bis roaking-hoiaa - the day it was bought, bis mother began to rb- ,V.I boko him. Hd - silenced hor - by ’■ inquiring— " “ What is tho good of a Loss till its broke ? " - - —Chemistry for the Czar—“ Whataraihoßn»- eians to do with Khiva when they. ; bavq got: ■; it?” asks tho Times. Well, perhaps they will ■- deoomooso tho Khanato of Khiva, and precipi-" " ' tate the Khan. - — :u —• * —A man, afterwaitzlngsixtimaswithonslady - - at a ball, was asked if bo was fond of dancing; o j “O, no, replied tho youth, “ 1 don’t care for 5,; : : bat my doctor advised me to-day to take a auaat,', ~ and tins is cheaper than a Turkish bath.” —A Detroit Germanthus express as his opinion ■ -'• of buffalo-meat, now very plentiful m thoJ mar- - kots of that city: “I ahall not poy dot meat yoH ' ish bison. Nein.. Ten 1-kills myseif, I pays - straechnine and ps done mit it.”.'. ‘ V "j --—An Indiana farmer don’t pay any toil on the ; : plank-road. Be shoots tbo gate-keeper, add Jag*- rightalong. ; They have tried him twice, hatha :. •• gets clear, since one of lus aunt’s cousins used : - ; to act “ flighty like.” . , 7 ‘—A little boy in this city, after his customary ~ evening prayer a • night- or two ago, continued; ■ ‘•Bless mamma and Jenny, and Uncle Benny,” adding, after a moment’s pause, the explanatory.: ’ remark,. “ His name is Hutchinson.” - - i —“I wish 1 was a little French girl,” said a 10-year old. - “Why, my dear?” asked her mamma. “Because then I should-know two- • languages.” “How so?” “Why, you know I <.; can speak English now, and Preach weald make- ; two.” . . . ; —A school inspector, examining the boys, put “ . them through their ** animal kingdom,” and iA’ ; the course of his performance rather grandly ex- ■ claimed: “ Now; can any of jouhoya name to ;. - mo an. animal of the order Edentata—that is, a , front-tooth toothless animal ?” A boy, at once. smitten with wisdom, replied, “I can.” what-is the animal r -* 4 My grandmother, to- plied the boy. . • • •- . —A. Cantab being out in ready cash,. Trent ur ~. v baste to a fellow-student to borrow, who bap- * pened to be in bed at the time. Shaking biro,* ' the Cantab demanded. -“-Are yoii-ablaep ‘ j “Why?'* says the student, “Hecwase,” replied --- tho other, “1 want to. borrow halfra-crown.” * :rj u Then," answered the asleep** * * —Dr. Cleland, a statistical writer of Glasgow, . relates that a criminal, afteralteDtivoly listening:; ' to the condemned sermon which preceded his ' execution, turned to a companion and remarked: 7 u A very good sermon. but rather too personal;** : 7 --IVo know-nf'nothing so susceptible of per- . - version as the efforts of a young man to kill a mosquito on a young lady's cheek, ;A censorious. world would never, forgive him for tryingta - seize it with his teeth when' any less eztraor diniary method would do just as well. And ’jot/; '; it is said that in New Jersbyno gallant of Bound',' incisors ever adopts any other method. ' —lt is thought that Victor Hugo's forth com-.. 7 ing poem>' “Satan,”- will be a devilish good thing. •--- —Portland has a musical society which, of . course, always has one eye out for* the Maine chants. , ' 1 —“Among all my boys,” said an old man, “I never had but one boy who took- after me, and that was my son Aaron, who took after ms.with nclub.” ’, ‘ ’ . ' ‘ _ J . —lt la reported that a great many physicians , • are’going to Europe tins They can’ cross the ocean without any qualms of stomach,",. * as they are accustomed to see sickness. ‘ r —A Canadian infant, supposed to be deaf and'- ' dumb for five years ; lately gave its first evidence • - of speech by breaking out In a series of horripi lating oaths. Its papa insists that his pretty, . chicken takes after its dam.’ w . ‘ —A Wilkinson County, Os., man became coa- ,f7 /* vinced the other day that a woman's temper is;,"", very irregular. He had been moulding soma ! bullets, and bad neglected to cool off the 1ad1e..... in which the lead had been melted. While her was counting the bullets his wife c&mo into the .’; room humming- a tender love-song. Suddenly* the song ceased, and the man was made awaro ‘ V that something had happened.by . catching aa adjacent coffee-mill on the bridge of his nose;' The unhappy wife and mother-had taken this, picturesque mode of informing him that .she. ‘ bad picked np the ladle by the hot end. i "' —Ayonthof Danbury went off ridfr.g with 1 questionable company, Sunday. When be came .;", home at night lus aged father took him by. tha.' *: 1 amku of the neck, ana, to use a worldly expres-“ j sion,- “lifted” him. The young mancamo:.. k around to the back of the house where his moth?.: , er was, and complained bitterly of the treatment.- ' He was Inclined to feel hard towards his father/. 3 ;-; but his mother smoothed him down. She said; ■ I t «* Youmuan’t mind It. John; yburfattier is get-.. t ting old and childish. • ~])antmry News, . ’ ’ —Did you ever sea a man fish around in the * bottom of a tub of water for a piece of soap ? • At the first ho simply reaches downr upon ~ it to pick it right.up. and m very much Bur- ri ~ . frised to find that lie * hasn’t got it. Their : ; e approaches it more cautiously* puts hii hand ; over it, and then cornea down noiselessly till ho ' gets "every finger about it and then squeezes it tight and—misses it. He looks at it for a mo- ; meat before making another effort, and fiHs up* the interval with a few remarks. . The third a£ / • ; tempt is a sort of semi-circle described witha-" ; great deal of sagacity, but is a failure. Other remarks follow. Then be makes a succession of ' ~ • dives and slops the water over his clothes, and i drenches the carpet, and'catches hold of thb ; soap several times, and lets go of it again, and [ screams at the top of his voice and Anally, in * perfect despair,-sits down on tho floor and ac tually howls. . . _ . Route* to Vienna. .' From the y<ut Tort Tima. . Intending visitors to Vienna trill ba interested to hear that they will hare a choice of something like thirty different routes, or rather of railroad . and steamboat combinations, to "chooee rrtlm . ; when they reach England. The London Sam- - erd is the authority for the statements' which wo - ; summarise in regard to the leading reads to Vienna. The journey can be done in fifty hoars , byway of Calais, Cologne, Darmafadt; Horn-, berg, and Pasaan, at a cost of S4B, gold. 5 This is tno price of what is a “ mixed ticket"—!, e., flrot-cilsa to Cmogne, and , second-class cars from that point, By way of Cologne. Frankfort, Munich, and Salzburg, the journey requires twenty-four hours more, and . - costa 815.G6 first-class ticket, and 832.50 second " : class. Taking tho somewhat longer channel naseago between Nowhaven and Dieppe, and thi railroad connectioneby way of Paris. Btras-. . bonrg, Stuttgart, Augsburg, and Munich, the' . ; trip will coat 413.72, gold, or a retnm ticket can - be bad for 568.72. Pom days are required for, . the journey by this route. Then, there le tho • cheapest of all the routes, that by Hamburg . or Bremen and the East German railroads, which can bo traversed for 532.18, gold, for a flrst-clsss ticket, and the almost equally cheap route by Harwich and Eotterdam, or Antwerp. Cologne, '■ and the Bhino,' Darmstadt, or Prafikfort, MU’*; .. inch, and Salzburg, for which a firet-cliss return v u ticket can be had for. 850,. gold, and 'rsacond-' i class return lor 810: By.tiuslastiouta.tbe.tiaT:-.. oldr cauaee the best .part at tho'Bhlne,'caa’ spend a few hours in Cmogne, a night in Mu-, nich, and can accomplish the. single journey in' fonr.daye? ' 11 ;A’.J