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Also, Proprietors of the “Norville” and “Arlington,’’ Lynchburg, Va.
The sun comes up and the sun goes down,
And dny and night are the same as one.
The year grows green and the years growl brown,
And what is it all when all is done?
Grains of sombre or shining sand.
Gliding into ami out of the hand?
The fisher drops his net in the stream,
And a hundred streams are the same as one,
And the maiden dreams her love-lit dream,
And what is it when all is done?
The net of the fisher the burden breaks,
And the dreaming dreamer always Wrtkes!
The tide count s in and the tide goes out,
And a hundred tides are the same as one,
For who can say what I’m writing about,
And wh.it is it all when all is done?
But dipping my pen in the ink, and then?—
O! nothing but taking it out agaiu.
For people must read a great deal of rot,
(And rubbisn and rot are the same as one,)
They may as well read what I write, why not?
But what is it all when all is done?
Some lines of i y|»e, and a metre rough,
And not an idea iu the whole of the stuff.
The Education of English Girls.
English girls arc taught—or were, in
my time —by a kind of system which
tends to multiply “accomplishments”
rather than useful knowledge. A certain
routine of teaching is gone through, and
you come out of the school-room with n
society varnish intended to do duty until j
marriage, at which period custom allows
you to dispense with surface accomplish
ments, and devote yourself to all the
realities of life, mitigated as they are
for the well-to-do. Oh the other hand,
the moral atmosphere of the English
home education is superior to that of
American education in general. Girls
are less forward and more respected; they
grow into women more slowly and ripen
better; they are physically stronger, and
therefore have simpler tastes; and as to
society, they do not know what it means
before at least the age of seventeen or
eighteen. American girls l.avj certain j
advantages, however, wh’eh custom de
nies young Englishwont • 1 f good posi
tion; they are not forced by an unwritten
law to go into society and piny their part
in it, while the English jrirl has no choice.
The “upper ten thousand’ must marry or
become “blue stockings” before the
world agrees to let them alone. A young
married woman may, it she chooses,
plead home duties as au excuse for a
quiet, useful, pleasant and studious life,
uninterrupted by any but the necessary
“county” civilities, which are not very
burdensome; but young "iris are not sup
posed to have such duties. Parents,
even when sick themselves, are loth to
let the chances of the Lot don season pass
by their daughters, and depute any safe
chaperon, the neatest relation, if
possible, to takp thcirgirlstoc.il tbeballs
and parties. The rudimentary education
furnished to women of the higher classes
has perhaps sometniug to do with the
.of “fastness” among a part of
them, while to others it becomes the base
of a leal, later self-education, the grow il 1
of reading, observation and thought.—
—A St. Louis lawyer has just defined a receiv er: |
“A receiver is one of the most interesting and)
sublime objects which can be presented to the legal
mind. He is the offspring. of insolvency and
chancery. He is inseparably identified with a|
fund. He* acts only by advice of counsel. He ;<
subsists upon motions and interlocutory orders.!
He is always petitioning the court and asking that!
something or other may be granted with costs. |
He is the good genius of attorneys and solicitors. 1
He moves in the atmosphere of taxable items,
commissions, special proceedings and general 1
equity. He is the grandest embodiment of a legal
fiction known to the august absurdities of a chan-j
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He Rose to the Occasion.
Nowhere excepting,in this free and
beautiful country of ours could an inci
dent combining the humorous and prac
tical have occurred like the following:
It was between Mr. Bliss, a conductor
on the Chicago and Rock Island rail
road, whose height is five feet, and Mr.
Henry, a passenger, who stood seven
feet in his stockings. Mr. Henry put
his ticket in his hat band, and stood
up when the brief conductor
came along. Mr. Bliss could not reach
the ticket, even when standing on hi»
toes, and his unavailing efforts to do so |
made aU the passengers “ laugh con- I
eumedly.” But he rose to the occasion. '
Without changing countenance, hs
brought a step-ladder, leaned it against
the elongated Henry, climbed up to and
picked off the ticket, and went on az.
though nothing had happened. Bather
good, and very American.— liar per'l
STEPHEN AND RACHAEU
FromDickcnf “Hard TrmM”)
BY LYDIA F. HINMAN.
O hearts that live bo near, and yet
So far apart That thrill In vain,
And throb, and beat, and sigh, and fret
With love’s delicious, hopeless pain
O lips that simple words express,
And yet with tenderness o’erflow
That never meet In love’s caress,
But, smiling, sigh that it Is so.
Fond eyes thatsmark each cheek tear worn,
But dare not glance where love-light hide
Beyond the mask, lest each should mourn
In pain the patn where duty bides;
And hands that toil, and only clasp
In sympathy and tenderness;
Whose toil seems sweeter for the grasp
Os that dear calm and silent press.
O weary ones, who, ’mid life’s throngs,
Must walk alone, and restless beat
The lonely path, while each one longs
For echoes of the other’s feet;
Afar, anear, beyond regret;
With hopeless, painless hearts of woe
In smiles and griefring tears, and yet
Content that God knows why ’tis so.
Speech and Size.
The Power of Speech.— A man who
cannot use his eyes should use his
Alan’s darkened soul can call for a
light when it cannot strike a light.
The spiritually blind man can utter a
loud and exeeedingly-bitter cry that
shall pierce heaven and enter into th
ear and heart of God.
Size.— Bigness is not greatness ; and
yet smallness is in itself no blessing,
though it may be the occasion of a man’s
Happily for little men the giants have
seldom any great wit.
It is not pleasant to see every one
about you a bigger person than yourself.
Yet this is a sight many do see who are
not dwarfs in stature.
An almost pertect house nas Deen late
ly disentombed at Pompeii. It is the
best preserved of all the Roman dwell
ings hitherto discovered. There are two
atria and a very spacious peristyle, in
the middle of which there is an orna
mental fountain. There is also a com
plete bath, which must assist in clearing
up some of the doubtful points concern
ing the arrangement of Roman baths.
The paintings in the interior of the housl
were executed with considerable taste,
and they are in good preservation.
Those on the first floor, representing
for the most part marine animals, are
especially interesting. The frescoes al
so, which are contained in the wings oi
the building, are excellent representa
tions of scenes from animal life.
Tub cnampion rat story of the era is
told by the San Francisco Examiner.
It says: “A remarkable occurrence
lately took place on our northern
coast. A fore-and-aft schooner, while
lying in a safe harbor, as was supposed,
and having no crew on board on account
of the safety of the position, was board
ed by rats in such numbers that they
ate away all her standing rigging, in
cluding head-stays, and also the jib.
foresail, and mainsail. All were de
stroyed beyond the possibility of re
Niagara Falls and Mt. Vesuvius are
now illuminated at night by electric
A meeting of prominent citizens oi
Camden, S, C., was held recently to or
ganize an anti-dueling association. After
several speeches had been made officers
were elected, and resolutions denouncing
the barbarous code, and agreeing to
prosecute all persons who send, carry oi
accept challenges, were adopted. The
movement thus inaugurated gives evi
dence of a change in public sentiment in
that section which is to be commended.
The Brassey family in England must,
next to Mr. Vanderbilt, bo almost tire
largest holders of securities, other than
real estate, in the world. Their father
left them over $30,000,000 in personal
property, and they do not own more than
$75,000 a year real estate. This looks ae
though they foresaw the depreciation
that is possibly impending.
“I am .in independent voter, and I
can't support jon until I've seen your
platform.” she said, ns he finished pro
posing. A couple of hours later it
dawned upon the, yotuig man’s mind
tin t she wanted to know the amount of
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THE KNIGHT’S LEAP AT ALTENAHR.
“ So the foemen fired the gate, tnen of mine,
And the water is spent and done ;
Th. n bring ine a cup of the red Ahr-wine —
1 shall never drink but this one.
“ And fetch the harness and saddle my horse,
And lead him around to the door;
lie must take a leap to right p.rforee
As horse never took befotc.
“ I have lived by the saddle for years a score,
And if I must die on tree,
The old saddle-tree which has borne me of yore
Is the properest timl>er for me.
“ I have lived my life, I have fought my fight,
I have drunk my share of wine ;
From Trier to Coin there was never a knight
Lived a merrier life than mine.
“So now to show bishop and burgher and
How the Altenah hawk can die;
If they smoke the old falcon out of his nest,
He must take to his wings and fly.”
He harnessed himself by the clear moonshine,
And he mounted himself by the door,
And he took such a pull at the red Ahr-wine
As man never’took before.
He spurred the old horse and he held him
And he leapt him out over the wall,
Out over the cliff, out into the night,
Three hundred feet to fall.
They found him next morning alone in the
And never a bone in him whole;
But heaven may yet have more mercy than
On such a bold rider’s soul.
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JUDGING BY APPEARANCES.
THE RECEPTION OF A HARVARD GRADUATE IN
HOMESPUN AT THE OLD CITY TAV-
ERN IN BOSTON.
When Maine was a district of Massachu
setts, Ezekial Whitman was chosen to repre
sent the district in the Massachusetts Legisla
ture. He was an eccentric man, and one of
the best lawyers of his time. He owned a
farm and did much work on his land, and
when the time came for him to set out for Bos
ton, his best suit of clothes was a suit of home
spun. His wife objected to his going in that
garb, but he did not care. “ I will get a nice,
fashionable suit made as soon as I reach Bos
ton,” he said.
Reaching his destination, Whitman found
rest at Doolittle’s City Tavern. Let it be un
derstood that he was a graduate of Harvard,
and at this tavern he was at home. As he en
tered the parlor of the house, he found several
ladies and gentlemen assembled, and he heard
a remark from one of them, “Ah, here comes
a countryman of the real homespun genus.
Here’s fun.” Whitman stared at the company
and then sat down.
“ Say, my friend, you are from the country,”
remarked one of the gentlemen.
“Ya-as,” answered Ezekiel, with a lu
dicrous twist of the face.
The ladies tittered.
“ And%hat do you think of our city ?”
“It’s a pooty thick-settled place, anyhow.
It’s got a sweepin’ sight of hous’n in it.”
“ And a good many people, too.”
“ Ya-as I should guess so.”
“ Many people where you come from ?’
“ Wai, some.”
“ Plenty of ladies, I suppose?”
“ Ya-as, a fair sprinklin’.”
“ And I don’t doubt that you are quite a I
beau among them.”
“Ya-as, I beaus’ ’em home —tew meetin’
and singin’ schewl.”
“ Perhaps the gentleman from the country
will take a glass of wine?”
“Thank-ee, don’t keer if I do.”
The wine was brought.
“ You must drink a toast.”
“ Oh, git eout! I eat toast —never heard 0’
sich a thing as drinkin’ it. But 1 kin give ye
The ladies clapjfKl their hands; but what
was their surprise when the stranger, rising,
spoke calmly and clearly as follows:
“Ladies and gei tiemen, permit me to wish
you health and h: ppiness, with every blessing
earth can afford and may you grow better
and wiser with advancing years, bearing ever
in mind that outward appearances are often
deceitful. You mistook me, from my dress,
for a country booby, while I, from the same
superficial cause, thought you were ladies and
gentlemen. The mistake was mutual.”
He had just spoken, when Caleb Strong, the
Governor of the State, entered and inquired
for Mr. Whitman.
“ Ah, here I ■ am, Governor. Glad to see
you.” Then turning to the dumbfounded
“ I wish you a very good evening.”
j[X I’. Sun.
WHAT IS A CARAT.
The Scientific American explains this word
thus: Tlie carat is an aginary weight, that ex
presses the fineness of gold in a mass of metal;
thus, an ounce of gold of twenty-two carats
fine is gold of which twenty-two parts out of
twenty-four are pure, the other two parts are
silver, copper or other metal; the weight of
foiir grains used by jewelers in weighing pre
cious stones and pearls, is something called
diamond weight- —the carat consisting of four
nominal grains troy. The term of weighing
carat derives its name from a bean, the fruit
of an Abssynian tree, called Kuara. This
bean, from the time of its being gathered,
varies a very little in its weight, and seems to
have b.ten, from a very remite pjro.l, med a
a weight for gold in Africa. In India, also,s
the bean is used as a weight for gems and
We HEAR of a man who has made a fortune
by attending to his own business' This is
authentic. But then he had few competitors.
THE DADE COAL COMPANY.
JOSEPH E. BROWN,
JULIUS Ta BROWN,
B. E. WELLS,
\VM. 11. PATTERSON,
Secretary and Treasurer.
The DADE COAL COMPANY is
now prepared to furnish its coals in
any quantities. Its
CASTLE ROCK COAL
Is the best grate Coal in the market
Is the best manufacturers Coal in the
South, and its
As shown by chemical analyses by
Chenault and Blair, is better than the
celebrated Connellsville Coke.
Toothsome, Perhaps, if Not Fattening.
More barbarous or semi-civilized
tribes are addicted to the custom of
earth-eating, and such a habit exists in
some parts of the northern island of Ja
pan. The origin of this custom has been
ascribed to various causes, but it seems
most probable that, in the majority of
cases, the habit has been formed in
times of great scarcity, when the people
ate the earth in order to partially dis
tend the stomach and so in a measure
allay the pangs of hunger, and that from
this the custom became a habitual dis
ease. In no case yet examined of an
earth so used has any appreciable
amount of real nutriment been discov
ered. In Java a fat clay is used; in
Lapland a similar earth containing mica
made into a kind of bread; in the South
of Persia a carbonate of magnesium and
calcium. Some negro tribes and tribes
of American Indians are also earth
Mr. G. G. Love, of New York, has
communicated to the Chemical News an
analysis of a sample of earth obtained
from a bed several feet in thickness, in
a small valley at Tsi etonai, on the
north coast of Yezo, and used as food (?)
by the Ainos. This earth is of a light
gray color and very tine in structure ; it
is made into soup, with lily roots and
water, by the Ainos. It is essentially a
clay, similar to that used by H ? Java
nese, but richer in silica; fiat, sample
examined contained but a small amount
of organic matter, which consisted of
fragments of leaves possessing an aro
matic odor and perhaps intentionally
mixed with the earth on that account.
It is said that in some parts of Japan a
red hole is made into cakes and eaten by
the women with the idea and wish of
giving themselves elegant and slender
forms. It is also rumored that among
the opposite sex, not exclusively natives
of the land, a similar diseased habit,
arising from the opposite wish, to get
fat, is not unknown. An accurate an
alysis of this dirt has not yet been made,
but its permanent nutritive properties
appear to be small.— Japan Gazette.
A Fashionable Woman’s Prayer.
Strengthen my husband, and may his
faith and his money hold out to the last.
Draw the lamb’s wool of unsuspicious
twilight over his eyes, that flirtation
may look to him like victories, and that
my bills may strengthen his pride in
Bless, oh fortune 1 my crimps, rats
and frizzles, and let thy glory shine on
my paint and powder.
Enable the poo» to shift for them
selves, and «“.ve me from all missionary
Shed the light of thy countenance on
my camel’s-hair shawl, my lavender silk,
my point lace and my necklace of dia
monds, and keep the moth out of my
sables, I beseech thee, oh fortune I
When I walk out before the gaze of
vulgar men, regulate my wiggle and add
new grace io gait.
When I bow myself to worship, grant
that I may do it with ravishing ele
gance, and preserve until the last the
lily white of my flesh and the taper of
Destroy mine enemies with the gall of
jealousy, and eat up with the teeth of
envy all those who gaze at my style.
Save me from wrinkles, and foster my
Fill both my eyes, oh fortune 1 with
the plaintive poison of infatuation, that
I may lay out my victims—the men—-as
numb as images graven.
Let the lily and the rose strive to
gether on my cheek, ar.d may my neck
swim like a goose on the bosom of crys
Enable me, oh fortune 1 to wear shoes
still a little smaller, and save me from
corns and bunions.
Bless Fanny, my lap-dog, and rain
down hail-stones of destruction op those
who shall hurt a hair of Hector, my
Smile, oh fortune ! most sweetly upon
Dick, my canary, and watch with the
fondness of a spirit over my two lily
white mice with red eyes.
A Mean Reb.
At the second battle of Bull Run, a
Michigan regiment, in making a change
of position, came upon a Confederate
soldier sitting astride of a Federal who
was lying on his buck. Each had a firm
hold of the other, and neither could
break the hold. As the troops came up
the reb was taken in, and as the Yank
arose he was asked how ho came to be
in such a fix.
“ Wliy, I captured the blamed John
ny,” he replied.
“ Then how did he come to be on the
top ? ”
“That’s what makes me so infernal
mad!” shouted the blue-coat. “Hi
captured me the same time I did him,
and then he wouldn’t toss up to see who
had the bulge ! He’s no gentleman—
no sir, he ain’t I ”