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The Lansingburgh courier. (Lansingburgh [i.e. Troy], N.Y.) 1875-1909, January 14, 1876, Image 1

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lansitislivmlt fnnm Y Q L . I. •'Has Not Since Been Heard Of.\ Blow, fclusteringrWina! thy loud alsrao Have got no terrors for mo; Thy galea uriU wait to my loaging arma My darling ovMt the sea, BloatVif thy might, thon lusty wight. I’ve never a thought for thool Whtn first wo^arted, my darling,and 1, The gentlest breeze 1 curs’d, And'gazod la fear ou.a atormy shy As I wltnessid the tempest bUret, And'the breahers.rosr on the dread leo Shora or a,bark by the biUows toaa'd. Bat now ! welcome the wind that brings My love ever Uearoribpmo; Though sea-birds strive with quivering wings To battle the rising foam. L A N S lN 6 B tJ fiG H , N . Y ., F E I ilA Y , J A M A U Y 14 , 1876 . NO . 4 lecteto stop to tea. i?roii ill be gon ■ ’b u can’t blam e n r that they Host of the afternoon.” “Yes, quite lilcoly,” answered Dick ■ sently, “I shall not see her, then 11 might write what I wanted ti f, and leave it for you h at - ” ever Uearoribpmo; itrivewlthqi oh. galel and.fili the sail; No more shaU iny darUng roami For fither-folka' weary lo The sea is silent) A strange sad tsiu The Sea ls apeSkihgl Is Boann’d by ui anxious crowd; And with s tenlble shuddering pain Many s head Is bow'd| IS writ on the pebbly strand! Why do the storm wom fSces palo. While some of the fisher band In aympathy point silently?— Thert't irift on (hi -Shivering SanH\ Hot one permitted to see the day— Never a glimpse of the son I The shlpl—her name? No, not the same— It cannot have been that one! Oh, Seal what terrible deod.ls thine; My love hast thon cset away? Uis she deep In yon treaoherpna brlHA A toy for thy mOneters’ play? No tidings yet? from rise tiU set, Wearily drags the dSyl -ay, and leave it for y “Yes, yoii could do that,” she said “you will find pen and paper in thi, ieoretary there.” “It’S the best I oa,n do,” tbougb i Dick, “I ’d much rather have said i t . •ut,ifIcau’td o th a t I’ll have to d ■ ie next best thing,” )t<‘ .loivn-rhat hr'’nmo to oa - ; to Marola Stanhope, and sealed It In ah envelope, upon which he wrote her name. “If you will give it to her, ” he said, laying it down upon the table by Mrs. Stanhope, “you will be doing me a favor. I had rather not tell you what I have yiritten, though perhaps you have a right to know. Marcia may tell you,” Then he said good-bye and went ‘Thavoarl_ n adinission,” Mrs. Stanl ' the envelope. I’t blame me for not writing, isked rne to, Dick,,” and then 5 of this woman, whose years ire thifty-flve, and out of whose art you would have supposed all ■llsh romance had____ fled, grew sudden- ■llsh. , _______ _ _ _____ _ hot with sweet shame to think of lat h er words meant. “God sent me, I guess,” he said, ith a great giadness in his face, and light her to Ms heart, and kissed \T was sure ^ou loved me, Mar- 'O h i were both good actors, hm qnently associated with 4 mOKBNS ANDXEMi Mark'Lemon and 01 Dickens rtrical re- DOWN XHB M18SISSIPPX n S H IN ORINA. In.h.Sp,Ibv<,t x m m . P. TEJB lOEXANDIO HOUSH. The modem Icelanders have not e^caught per : mu j since conoeivec s of his life fhich hi ‘ >a, nut the letter 1 looked for never I me, and I thought your mother had to his own said, and IheI ' ' ^ right to know, according admission,” Mrs. Stanhope SI said grii long time before your letter is iwered, if 1 am not mistaken, Dick Gresham.” She went to the old clock in the BOTner, opened it, and dropped the let­ ter down into its mysterious depths. “There !” she said, shutting the door upon Its secret, ‘‘that is d&posed of safely, I think.” I me, and I thought your mother had )t you to thinking as she did. So I gave up hoping for that which I )ok it for granted I had lost, and I ayed away because there was noth- . ig to draw nio back here, A month nlavbllls n . ,'o I got it into my head that I anted to see Hilbury again, and ’I - .m e ^ o k , fh e y told ^ ; ^ t you 'Ore Marcia Stanhope yet, and; I think; lat set me to hoping a littlo. You ■e, its hard to give up hoping, in the i’st place, and it don’t take much to ■t a man to hoping again^ after he inks he’s given it up, for he can't nrget.” And BO, after fifteen years, the old ock gave its secret up, and two larts came together to never be arted more. m xo»o, i iss Eelly’s, now the Komlty Theatre, T h e f c t perform- mson’s play, ery Man in his Hiimbr,” (Mark ing Brainworm, ,Md Dickens ibadU,) and the farce of-lilwo o’clock in the Morning,” in..wiich Mark : Lemon was the Mysterw^ Stranger, and Didkens SnoibUngtM in the names wef||glyen, but 0 recoghiz^j |fhe burly : editor, and the well know'features of ‘‘Boz.” Soon after tMa; and other performances of the tlu®, the Tavi­ stock House theatrio^l^^mmenced. The first of these amaMm represen­ tations was given in ord|?l to exercise the vocal powers of oneipf Dickens’ younger children, who,||lthough of (May) for forty c 3e-quarters pence, 3nty-flve 9 dwelling house proper le centre, flanked on each side Jason < three-quarters pea per catty, equal to a pound and a third. This is, of riVer-caught fish. Kuei yu. s to the arrangemi ters?’ flows by cow-sheds, smithy, and the various Gulf. Af- outhouses; the turf and lava walls two aments for to three feet thick; the gable roof is would not luxury, yet the lulge in tender age, possessedm wonderful voice, and great draimtic power. lower class After the S: inks next, The Old Clock’s Secret Text morning she spoke up yto Marcia, as they were at work in the kitchen together: “Dick Greshain was here yesfer-- day to see you. He said he was going away last night, and didn’t know how far he was going, nor 1 A SINGUJLAB STOBT. A strange story is reported from' pain. A detachment of Alfonsist jldiers recently discovered, in a se- luded part of a mountain chain, a avern which was inhabited by rob- ers, who had taken advantage of the M l war in order to ply their criminal vocations. An alcove WaS attached f^o this subterranean dwelling, r of which the SOI\ ’ ' This performance took |(ace on the 6th of February, 1854, a f 1‘The Tavi­ stock; or the smallest tbmtre in the world.” The bill incln^p Fieldi burlesque of “Tom Thumb;” sup] ed chiefly by children, ^ a r k in sohated Glendalen, noifepon,” and fell to Fieldin; Imper- beautiful the name her te< ion of hers, was fully made 'hich told that her mind .. “Ho is rich. He IS fully made up. “Ho is rich, can give you a home second to none in all the country round. He can give you position and influence.” “I don’t want a hpme, if I have gotto marry for that, and nothing else,” an­ swered Marcia, bitterly. “I don’t care for all the position and influence Godfrey Marsh can ^ve me. if I have ^nd then cried hersi got to accept him with them. I hate * « « him. If I married him Z would not live with him a year.” “You areafoollsh girl,” her mother answered, sternly. “A very foolish girl. There isn’t another girl in Hil­ bury that wouldn’t jump at the piano. In an easy chair sat a 1 euerable old man. The soidiers in­ terrogated him, but obtained only in­ coherent replies. It has been asoer- uined, from the cofifession of one of che robbers, that the old man was the cashier of a banking firm hat they had broken intc ind stolen the safe, and taken the ; ashier with them, in hopes that bo vould assist them to open the safe. During the retreat, which was mark) i you have. And I don’t be- ouu willl letet itt sliplip out of your lieve yo wil l i s o hands when you think it isible girl should.” \^‘H^hali all i idM) mind,” hihg of- grim determination In Sever.” r moth her voice. of course “He is a much more desirable fellow than Godfrey Marsh, I suppose. I in­ fer that you would not hesitate to accept the position and influence h$ could give you, as Mrs. Gresham,” “I have n^ver said anything of the kind,” answered Marcia, with a rising flush. “He has never asked me to say anything of the kind, and I cer­ tainly shall wait till I am asked. Dick Gresham is an honest, respecta­ ble man, and the peer of Godfrey Marsh in every way. Godfrey Marsh’s money I count out of the question en­ tirely.” “I understand how the case stands,” said Mrs. Stanhope, sternly. “I have told you before, and I repeat it again, that you may understand me fully— never, with my consent, shall you marry Dick Gresham. I don’t be­ lieve he cares half as much for you as you do for him. If he does, he doesn’t show it as most men are apt to do, and you will save a good deal of gossip if you keep your fancy for him a little more to yourself. People are not blind.” And then Mrs. Stanhope went out, and Marcia sat and thought. Those last words of her mothen’s might hold g he was going, nor how iong he should be gone. He has joined the engineering-party goin gfroin Hilbury to the West He told me to tell you ; good-bye for him.^' “That was all?” Marcia said it jharply, as if the words cost her i I great effort. Her face was very “Yes, that was all,” answered Mrs. ^ Stanhope, busy with the milk-pans. “He never cared for me, I ’m sure,\ Maroia whispered to her pillow that :ht. and |hen cried hemelf to sleep. skywnsM l of dreamynaguenesa-a S ^ ' r ^ ' ^ W h ^ r t e missed, and the robbers failed to as­ certain the place where it was concealed, they revived the proceed­ ings of the famous chaffeurs by boast- f the feet of their victim in order to iort a confession. But the inflicted tortures had a different effect. The man got mad ; and it was-with the ob^ jeot of restoring him to reason that the robbers bestowed the utmost at tentions on him, in hopes that whei he recovered his reason he would veal to them the place where the was conci sky was full of drea . haae through which the suns! red goldenly, and hid the me ins far off, and made the hills 1 by seem like the hills of s land. The leaves of the 1 door were droppinj of some ghostly the old. chestnut of \The Infant Phenol the Ohoat of Gaffer Tj^imh fel Hiokens, who styled hj|p8elf in bills “The Modern 0feick.” A serjond performanoe quickly followed the piece chosen being ‘%6rtunio; or, the Seven Gifted Servani^,\ by nearly the same company, Dick|ns changing his name to that of ‘ISChe Modern Bosoius,” while Mark, #ho weighed tWenty-one stone, retain® the charac­ teristic sobriquet of ^ ‘The Infant Phenomen<m.’’ In 181^ under the same roof, Wilkie Golllnsl melodrama, “ The Lighthouse,” was^ ^ven, and a farce previously peiformed by members of the Guil|j written by Hiikens and Lemon, Asalled “Mr. Nightingale’s Diary.” jThis perfor- ■mttnee- may be speeialljSremembered from the fact that theidrop scene, (jQ which was painted for thS occasion by it Clarkson, Stanfield, sol^at Dickens’ as sale for a fabulous pric|f. Eefering to the painting, Diokens|writes in the preceding May, little annolpating the value to be hereafter ssf upon what. Ish. dt larse-lookiag fish, has an exc< nd in the pre change at one’ iting perch with continually suppl; shad, which as- y, to spawn, does appear to be caught or bred in ponds or lakes. It is greatly esteemed by the Chinese, and is undoubtedly the best fish of their rivers. The sea­ son for it is soon over, lasting from about the middle of May to the third week in June. In former years this fish used to be taken from Nanking to » for the Emperor’s I ' finally a t Prescott, a t the confluence 3 ; of the SC. Croix, up which river, with rery sti you learn to bend your body almost double; this leads through the house to the kitchen, where the fire of peat of dung or bones or wood is kept u p ; this is the only fire in the house, no matter how cold the weather may be, indulge in it. lAen yu brea rich and firm fish. It often grows i b’roix.up whic p h . r e t o » W .nd ocoupmt. Is not - ' • - • - om- \yandering artist, and, of the purest; and, in fact, to our it he came East, senses quite the tiny craft YO’i can imagine that the atmc flavor, and in the proper season very acceptable change at one’s ta alter the everlasting perch with our cooks continually supply us, fry of the Shih yu, or shad, whu cends the river in Ma; trying to the p) rry it that the Emperor was induced to forego this luxury, and the prac­ tice was discontinued. The pike of these waters grow to a very large size. All attempts made by Europeans at fishing with hooka appear to have failed, few even being rewarded with i a bite, nor are Chinese of- igling with rod and line on the Yangtsze. The system of taking spawn by forcible parturition as prac­ ticed in, the United States—a long de enin JSar- 1874—does along the lugh a ! turned to Osceola. Here winter Ph S-cellent overtook our wandering artist, and, of on is a fastening up his boat he came East, sei stable returning in the Spring, to find that ly, their sense of smell! which the Success had frozen fast to the river the national habit of Tlie bottom. Nothing daunted he, by the whether the women in aid of friends, put her in repair, and again in April started on his South­ ward journey. Regaining the Missis- eippi, he stopped in turn at Diamond Bluff and Red Wing,and then emerged upon the broad, mirror-like waters of Lake Repin. Here a storm over- allowed to disfigure the female ooun- him, and very near made an end tenance, whl«h then assumes that of but the boat survived it, man. The Irregular dwelling rooms L Rock, Wis., in safety, open on each side, in which scythes ut of Lake Pepin a t its and saddles, cod’s heads and cradles, mity, and in (Mober nets and spinning-wheels, wet clothes erable unendurable. Fortunate- sense of smell is deadened by snuff-taking; indulge in this I cannot say, but it is probable that Missis- feoaininity loses its character- Diamonci looks with them, as with ns, and that certain masculine habits, in the direction of tobacco, are the United iption of which was given in j for June, 1 Magazine fo jpear to be known and it is i Mrs. Stanhope had been failing slowly for years. Her life had faded as the day fades; you scarcely can tell that the light is going out, but the first you know it is gone. It was so with her. The light was almost gone out, now. It only flickered for a moment; then there would be dark- Marcia,” she said faintly. “Well, Mother?” “There is something I want to tell you. I ought to have told you long ago. Dick Gresham left a letter for you when he went away. I read it, and hid it in the old clock. It is there yet. When I am gone, find it and read it. But not till then, Mar-* cia.” She looked up pleadingly into Marcia’s face. “No, not till then,” ed, with a strange feelii them the p mealed. Q0AGKS AND QUACK MXJDICXNBS. The President of the British Phar- naceutical Conference, in his inau­ gural address, called for legislative interference in the matter of patent ledicines, which, as he rightly re- larked, are not patent, but secret remedies. He recommended the ap- Marcia prom- of say? Perhaps--and then she tried to put all thought of it out of her head until the time came for her to know what Dick had had to say. But she could not do that, r-and-by Mrs. pointment of a commission, to which the composition of these specifics should be disclosed, and which should ircise some control over the extrav­ agant and lying puffs by which their sale is extended, to the injury in many, most cases of the public le first precaution is ob­ served in all other countries, the other proceeding would be more difficult to carry out. ' evil of a similar descrip- resident did ■ to them, was but a part S their theat­ rical property: * XAVIs|pOK UonSB, 1866. . DBAS H duc : Stanilald is is not the ontside oi the'light-hoiise wit&Kraging sea and transparent light He enters into the projei •with the utmost enthusiasm, and I think yi shall, with our coinbinatiou ot forces, make capital thing out of i t Yours, 0. DICKENS. The result of this piece made the ambitious amateurs eager for more triumphs, and on the 6th of January, in the following year, another piece by Wilkie Collins was performed Tavistock House. The author appear­ ed as Frank Adderaley, Charles Dickens as Richard Meadows. Mark Lemon as Lieut. Crayford, and 1 John Want. The [agnetism,” followed which fish culturiste can whether the Chinese method of spav collecting, or that adopted in Ameri) and Europe,lurope,is is thehem most) ' t 1 th at at Canton fish are caught leir spawn expelled, and after- jregnated with the milt of the ’’-'scribed “in the ------ lern Extremitj, reached Minneiska, where Winter and musty meat, and the innumerable Z eZ g?tS S S ” “>1 Of » oo' “O') or Davenport, Iowa, calculating that wall in dire confusion; In fact, a tWy the entire trip to New Orleans will bouse keeper would go crazy here in about five years, halfanhou \ ..................... . Down stairs and in the lofts are ranges of boxes or bunks, js of separated only by a head-board, filled veed, or hay, and lothes, worn blan- hus far he 1 views, which when complete and with feathers, seaweec brought together in a descriptive book covered with old cloth will make a standard work on the Mis- ]jet8, and musty skins. A wh) le fami- 6ipippi,and be an honor to the artist ly „s„ally sleep in one room, for Se^cruntry literature of ^ ^ j,u„k is the common order of things in a large family. No air can get in unless through cracks In walls, doors and windows, and the idea of the necessi- ward irupi „ male fish, as described “in the maga­ zine quoted, but the statement has yet to be verified. — AU the Year \ , .A MOUKI. KABH-OATK. My father spent one whole summer ty, or even the desirability, ost perfect things to climb over teavelera that their poorer houses and THE SLAVES AND KO0MANS. >ea, we region peopled by forty millions of Slaves and Eoumans, of the same pro- ision of faith as the Russians, and Crayford, Augustus Egg as John Want. “Animal a week later, with Buckstone’s force, “Uncle John.” farce, “An Ms _ the new play, which was repeated a what may broadly be t language. These, with ' one million free Servii e exception s and four gave representations at Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.—Lo?id)w Society. ECCENTRIC WlntS. uo a Attjuuui the Guild of one million free Servians and four million Roumans of the Principalities, languish under the grinding tyranny ofif alienien races.. Manyany millioiillions ’ ’ ' al races M m is in a vide by the iron military Austro-Hungarian monarchy, The head of family, which has I freat industrial sen renowned for the Austro-Hungarian monar Ich, with all its fair exterior, is, since 1867, but a compact between Ger­ mans and Magyars for fhe of the Slave races. Thiirteen t subjugation l millions Stanhope i to sleep. Ms ranged her pillows, and the si man closed hei She slept long and well, for she mowledgedto or him? Hews etimes wondered did care for her a to herself 1 was not like said she rcia ar- J, O rU U bUB siok wo- losed her eyes wearily, slept long and well, ever woke again. The funeral was over. And tion the president did not notice, and 1 , is fecoSfiS incrLYingly ffeqkS ^ ^ , marked in his wiU: “To my only s< chemists prescribin .................... some disagi and still n it men. It aiting to ■e of his own heart—and of her regard for him. She had been with him a good deal. She had wondered more than once If he loved her. If little timi passed through this ex- jver forget the the solemn si- jrience of life can nei dreary lonesomeness, the so lencethat is about the hous more than once If he loved her. If he did, he had never told her so. She \.evedlieved thathat hee did,id, however,owever. herehere was thehe rattleattle of carru be t h d h T was t r of 1 wheels at the gate. She looked with a frown gathering on her face. She knew who was there, well enough. . “Is Marcia at home?” she heard Godfrey Marsh ask her mother. If she is, I should like to take her out for a drive this afternoon.” “Yes,” she heard her mother reply. “She’ll be delighted to go. I’ll call her.” “I won’t go,” she thought, hurried­ ly, with a little angry gesture. Then she thought better of that decision. It would offend her mother if she re­ fused, and their life was not a very harmonious one of late. And perhaps Dick Greshain might see them, and conclude to speak out. So she got ready and went. While she was gone, Dick Gresham came to see he? Mrs. Stanhope met him coldly, but politely. He inquired for Marcia. “She has gone out to ride with Mr. Godfrey Marsh,” Mrs. Stanhope answered, with an inward chuckle at the discomfited look on Dicks face. “I am very sorry,” he said. “I wanted to see her very much. I am going away this evening, and I do not know how long I shall be gone, n how far I shall go. I wanted to p something to her before I went Dick knew that Mrs. Stanhope hated him. He felt it. But he was frank and honest with her. “I can’t say whei Stan] s*iy when she will be back,” you W€ ihope said, “I think Mx ice that is about the house, irld seems to have stopped for a tie time. Tick, tick! the old clock kept re­ eating that night, and Marcia went -j it to solve the mystery it held. She took off the old door, and removed the curiously-carved front. In the bottom covered with the dust of fif­ teen years, she found the letter she had never known of for so long. She read it through with a curious blending of pleasure to know that Dick had loved her, and bitter regret for what she had lost. If she had only known then! Now her life must go on as it had gone so long, but she should have it to think of that he had loved her! She laid her head down against the Id clock and cried softly. His love would have been so sweet. It would have made life so pleasant. But it was lost. It had been lost for fifteen There was a knock at the door. She got up drying her eyes hastily, and went to admit her visitor, hardly con­ scious of what she was doing, but act­ ing more from force of habit than any­ thing else, A man stood on the threshold, “Marcia,” he said, and held out his hand. “You don’t know me, I guess. I am Dick Gresham. I came back to­ day. I heard of your mother’s death, and I knew you’d be lonesome, and I thought perhaps you’d be glad to see an old friend, so I made bold to come.” “Oh, Dick, Dick!” she cried, and then broke down in true woman fashion. “I wonde here to-night? I hi letter you wrote an) you went away. I across there 1 jclosures lore correctly thai regular practitioners, it may of chemists and their smart assistants, who thus encroach on another pro­ fession, that they pour drugs of the ,ure and action of which they know .le, into a body, the structure, an)i \which they HOW A D O lisE CAi>l’OJltX!.u A WOLE. A singular story of a horse is told by the Gazette of Earrie, Canada, to the following effect; Mr. John Davis, of Sullivan township, has a horse which having a bad habit of getting t of its pasture, he fettered one (ht recently by fastening the fore it together. During the night a pack of wolves were heard in the vi­ cinity, and the next day Mr. Davis visited his horse with some anxiety as is condition. Away off in the field animal was seen standing in a very singular position. A great wolf was under his fore feet held to the earth by the chain fetters, and so se­ curely imprisoned that escape was im­ possible, The horse had a few scratches upon his neck. He had evidently been attacked by the wolves, had worsted them, capturing one, tiding his captive a prisoner of war c four or five hours. 1 the Prussian id poorly paid, e only ration $4.50 per month, subject to a slight lowance when on garrison dulty, also to a deduction fojr i and > messing. Of the 6,000,000 Jews estimated to be u the face of the globe, 120,000 are as- igned to America, 46,000 to France, found the me before ly. I never knew there ) until dap lave justfc id left for n itui one n inhabitants of 1 itt off ev«ery I Itoee d a p «go, are Hebrews. land, ah)l one ou o ev twenty- of Hamburg, Boumania, and Austria, who never would follow my advice, and has treated me rudely in very ite ; 1 many instances, instead of making a of the him my executor and residuary be said legatee, (as till this day it was,) I give him £100,000.” It is on record that another gentleman his executors to purohi a picture representing a viper bit­ ing the hand of the man who had saved it, and to give that to certain friend of his, in lieu of legacy of £3,000 which he had left him revoked and son, Daniel Church.” said Mr. S, Church, in his will, “ only one shilling, and that is to hire a away the next badge and frame he steals. ” Dying people have often had thus a grin at their friends’ expense. A certain magnate of Plymouth once decreed by his willthat his wife should cut off one of his toes or fingers make sure he was dead, adding that he made the request so that “as she had been troubled with one old fool, she will not think of marrying a second,” though why her cutting off a toe from deceased lord should have pre­ vented her choosing a successor to less than two million emascu­ lated and degenerate descendants of the Asiatic barbarians who broke into Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and who are kept there by the fictions of an effete diplo- In Austria the Slave vainly beats against the bars of his cage, but he still live as a man. In Tuirkey lu he cannot live as a man. The hanging of priests, the suffocation 0 with their heads thrust into ) hanging of people bags of millet—all these barbarous proceed­ ings of a Tartar horde against a Chris 1 st a Ohris- le differently political op- nnot ll've as a mar priests, the suffo) l^the ings of a Tartar hordi tian people act of ci on Russian pressioE i n . humanity is sometimes in advan the impulses which result froi identity of blood and religion. Is it wonderful that Russians re- of things with intense mg ardently for m? Let us im­ agine ourselves in a parallel position. Let us suppose the pashas, with horse-tails, eunuchs, and ’ loose among 3 to our taking the field on lent; such a state of thing him does not cle£ Swain, of Southwark, g£ 3ot and Mary, his wi appear., AjM “to J r. have supposed above wc and Mary, his wife, six pence each, to buy for each of them a halter, for fear the Sheriffs should not be pro­ vided,” A Mr. Darley left to his wife a shilling, “for picking my pocket of 60 guineas.” A bookseller in Bond street, London, is said to have left the handsome legacy of £50 to Elizabeth Parker, w&o*, through my foolish fondness, I made my wife, without regard to family, fame or fortune; and who, in return, has not spared, most unjustly, to accuse me of every crime regarding human nature save modern crusade, tion of a similar evoke a ) the perpetua- miseryhavewe been nd diplomacy for 9 maintenance of our trade interests at the expe sufferings of our fellow So indifferent are men to of those who are remote personal spheres of obs Fi:as&i'’s Magazine, laginary 1 of the latures. misery a their 3tly, t irding hui highway robbery.” There are in England and Wales 114 local prisons, or one to every twen­ ty-two square miles of territory, equal to one to every 200,000 people. foom avei tombr thre laored thirte) end.” dred. > every 200,000 peop ly if not quite empty eight had an rners; thirty- others had only fifty, and only had upwar)lso£ foux' hun- Some are nearly times. Through 1874 jrage of ten prisoners; thirl ....................... ~fty.' iloyment to two men to open it. mail engine would work it easily. 1 suggested to the old gentleman, an im­ provement by placing the b( It w^lTgive 'em- persons are infested with ver- td open it.\ A * as we slept on the ground, away from a ll houses, under our tent, we i- j were entirely free from these annoy- . placing the boards wi)ier ancea; 'we did not even enjoy the it would be handier to crawl hospitality of a church, whose sacred lugn. He suggested an improve-1 precincts these degraded dipterlous ^LneS“ d aTfp:ir 1 rsS^ - i. It w£« so hard to o W that l Sometimes openings are found slimbed close rooms, carefully closed lit and by corks, which, a t the earnest solici- 'e through it tattoa ot a suffocating traveler, are without getting out by letting the removed for a minute or two and tongue of the wagon strike it and closed as soon as the cold air is felt, knock it down, but he had to get o u t, though, their houses were rudely lur- when through and set it up again. He nished, and not overolean, they ' afterward remodeled it into stove- totally uniikA the uncomfort alway AICH WITHOUT HONEY. Many a man is rich without money. Dhousands of men with nothing in ihousands without totally unlike the uncomfortable cabins and shanties of our poorer classes in and near large cities. There were no signs of destitution,and though homely, were sufficient for their simple wants.— An American in Iceland. . are rich. A man born lod sound constitution, a good , a good heart, and good limbs, and a pretty good head-piece, is rich, Good bones are better than gold tough muscles than silver; and nerves that flash and fire and carry energy to every function are better than houses and land. It is better than a landed estate to have the right kind ( ther and moth) had breeds exist as among herds tion may do much to che) dencies or to develop good ones; but it lat thing to inherit the rij ‘ i of faculties to start rich who has a good long men as really id horses. Eduesa- leck evil ten- -w ” ful, hope wit and fun in his composil eURlOSITIES OE LIFE. Lay your finger on your pulse, and know that every stroke some immor­ tal passes to his Maker: some fellow- river of d eath; and, being crosses the if wee thinkhink off iit, that it should turn comes. Half of, w t o i we may ■ lat it should be so long before our all who live die irs old, and reaches sixty. 1 than the single, to every eight persons, ery thousand horn only sddings take place. If f ; thousa.nd persons seventy years, there are L>f clergymen, orators and public speakers, forty- three; soldiers, thirty-two: h twenty-nine; profei doctors, twenty-foi i one in a hui '. The married live I There is one si every thousand born only ninety-five place^ I you take o: lawyers, renty-seven; A XONU-XIVED FAMIEY. fora policy on the life of a man Lancaster, a few days ago, which f nished the following remarkable re­ cord of longevity on both sides of his ancestors: Grandparents—On father’s : side: Grandfather, lid years; grand­ mother, 95 years. On mother’s side; Grandfather, 100; grandmother, 98 years. His mother is living, aged lOS years, and the father died a t 103 years. He has eight brothers and sisters liv­ ing, of the following ages: 70, 64,62, 60,58, and 46 years respei Five children died in infancy.” DEESS OE NCESEFUTAMIAN WOHEN. The display of jewels in the orna­ mentationentation off thehe feminineminine apparel.pparel, m o t fe a ex­ ceeds amything that I have yet seen, especially the singular, helmet-like head-iixess which nearly covers the forehead, and reaches down to the iris and Loats gracefully over the shouiueiB, n frequently edged with coins; and a profusion of precious stones, uncut and rudely set, are worn in rings and necklaces, and distributed upon vari­ ous portions of the dress. As else­ where in the East, the long brai)is of ir are heavily hung with coins, ese ornaments, are the “dowry” of the women, their own exclusive pro­ perty, which the law canuot touch; and many a wife throughout the Em­ pire who wears upon her person more than enough to redeem her husband from the clamors of his creditors, or release him from prison, would not part with one of the precious coins for that purpose! As soon as a daughter is born, the mother, however, poor, commences providing her dowry; ad­ ding piece by piece the coins of cop­ per, silver, or gold which she may have earned, or which have been handed down in the family as an heir­ loom for many generations. Such pieces represent far more than the current value of the coin to the wearer, 9f a silver or a gold piece id-dress would oosasion anxiety and an unwearied search our Savior knew and probably had seen when He uttered the parable of the lost coin. Unmarried maidens are known by the veil of crimson silk, and the wealth and rank of her family are revealed by the jewels which she wears. Syrian women wear immense clasps of silver to their girdles, and the little tinkling silver bells upon the ankles of the younger children—which frequently disttrb the Sunday service —were once worn by these Eastern ladies. These, with their stomachers, spangled ornaments, bracelets, head- bands, and broad thumb rings of gold, Yellow stains commonly called Iron mold are removed from linen by hy­ drochloric acid or hot solution of oxa­ lic acid. _ _ _ uu

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