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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - November 13, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLI. TVo. 45.OIPiCITVIV^TI, THXJKí^ü^Y, IVOVE3IBKI1, 13,    1884. #1 Per Year. To Hrar Her Sing. BT j/w. RILET. To hoar her Rin^c—to hear )»er sinx— It ix to he;ir the liirUs of Ruring In liewy provea on btooniinp spraya I'our oat tlicir bliUiost rouiuiolaya. It is to hear the robin trill At niorninp. or the whippoorwill AtOiiak. w tion atara are hlosaoiiiinc— To hear her ainp—to bear her sing I To hear her sinp—iPis to hoar The laugh of ehil«lhoo<1 ringing clotr In woo<ly imth or gruMy laiio Our kct may never fare again. Faint, far nwnv aa memory dwoUt, It is to lH>ar llió village bolls At twilight, as the truant hears Them, ha.uniug home, w'lth siniloa and toBrt. Sncb joy it is to hear her sing. We fail in love w ith cvcrj tiling— Tlie simple thinpi of every »lav Grow lovetier than words can say.] The idle brooks that purl acroRS The glcAuiing |H-tibios and the moss, Ti e love no less than cInsmc streams— The Khiues and Arno, of our dreams. To hear lier sing -with fohled eyes, It {8 licneAth \’eiietiaa skies. To hear the gondoliers’ refrain; Or trouhadors of sunny tijiain. To hear the Imlbnl's voice liuit shook T he tliroat that trilled for LaIIa Kookh, What wonder we in lioinngc bring Our hearts to lier—to hear her sing. NOTES AND NEWS. WHAT A POSTAL CAHD DID, BY KATE KIRK. Sir Walter Raleigb’s tobaocobox hai lately Iteeff discovered in England. Throe men in New Orleans bave been made dangerously ill by being bitten by nuiS4|uitocs. The renerabie General Spinner and bis tbreo brothers live at Mohawk, N. Y. lite brothers are all old men, with very young WiVv*. Valeiicíeiines, In France, the native town 01 Watteau, the painter, has erected a mouuiiiiMit to Watteairs memory. Bourg has paid u similar tributo to Joubcrt, the General ol tlp; Uevolutiim. Exeavatiiiiw arc of daily oocurrenoe on the ball I field of Austerlitz, with the view ol finding certnin b'dces containing a miltiuii 01 francs, said to have been buried there by Najwleon’s Generals. Salvini, Who suciV'cdod in putting life Into the dry bonce of “La Morto Civile,” hasjuat astonished all Italy by reviving a dusty old Fhiiieh mebidruina, “The Coast Guard,” hikI making it a stunning seusa-tron uikl success in Flortiice. In the Russian town of Sysran there i9 now living a man whose age is 127, a tact of which there is said to exist indubitable £roof. lie W HS wuundetl in the buttle of orodino.and atterwunl entered Paris with the allied army.* lie is supported by char-iiy. Balvini owns and runs a vineyard near Florence that yearly yields him 2.U00 quarts of wine, fetching twenty oeuta per quariiii market. Throu.:b his acting and close ermnoniy ho has Ijccomo wealtliv, while Rossi, notoriously extravagant, is poor. Considerable iutcrest utUcbes to the eforia whreb are being iiersistently made to open up a now trade route bc>tween Europe and Sioeria by the North Sea. biberla is one oft he richest countries in tne world, and may yet be the granary of Eurotie. Tbeiuiintere in Italy are largely engaged nowadays in depicting the battle soonca of the wars of indepenúenoe. Pictures of Pnlestro, Custozza, Macneta, and bolferino abound, but ihe execution la very ieeble, and the National Governmont bM reiussd to buy them. A San Francisco dentist agreed to ilia person a teeth for $17 M, but when the work was completed charged 123 60. The inoivldiinl refiised payment and the dentist removed the tiilings by furce. The patient bnuigiit suit lor damages and was awarded |3i7 50 nnd costs. Tennya m’s own valet gives the new peer tbe appenraiice of an old scarecrow and descriltes him us wearing a fbarfullv an> oient slouch hat and an old ooat that la fairly green w ith a«o—greener, no doubt, than any laurela the Laureate will gather from his furthcoming drama. Tbe fire engines in italian dtlee are still the same little baud pum)>s uaed in tbe be* Íinning of this century; net a single steam re engine exists on Ibe peninsula, owing to the rarity oi Urea, but a movement ia BOW’ on loot to introduce steam eagiuee ae* eording to tbo American style. The returns of the effective strength of tbo British army for the last twenty years (prepared by order of the Field Marshal cuiiimiiiidlng in ehlel)»bow that the lowest total during that i»eriiHl was reached last iear, w hen it stootl at 181,227, aa against 16.701 on Jan. 1, 1864, or a decrease of 86, 664. A dealer in coilllver oil in Marseilles advertises that his fish arc caught In a safe and quiet harlmr, where marine monsters can not enter to frighten them Into dis-SRSosufthe liver. “They livs there,” be SO'.».'bn {K'aee and cunifort; their livers aré healthy, and this is why my codllver oil is the best.” Tbe extending destituiinu in Paris is at tcsteil by me iiinuunl of the budgst of tbo Public Ashistiince for next year as Just suiiiuitU'd to the I'aris MnnicipsI Cotiucil. lis tutui is loriy-iwo niilllon* ol francs, being sumc three and a balf milliniis more than the budget fur this year. It h calcu-lateil ihul the iiumbur of individuals requiring assistance in vsi ious lorma will he 4u6,OdO. A redoubtable hrigand known as Camilla has for Home time been iho terror of tbe eoiiDtry around Ax, a town in tbs depart mem of Arle-e, Fr«uce. The gondnrmes are no mulch for Uils modern Rub Rov, w ho Is II lii Ht rate nhot, a dead hand at poueliliiy, and as bold as a liun. On October I, in ibe evening, be posted on the latter box In Ax II DuUee: “1 laugh at law. Tbo Whole of Ax shall |>eriali by fire.” At the same time a firs broke out In ths* market place. Ill    n ■ mt m If all so-called remedies have failed, Or. •s|s*s Catarrh Hcmeiiy cures. “Find N. D. iu T. T. of T. and send to roe. K. is under a cloud, and L. has gone to B.    .    “Car.” Detective Slocum extimined the postal card ui>on wliich the above lines were written. “You think this is a clew, eh?” he asked, turning toward Chief Wilson. “Yes. It means, ‘Find Ned Dwyer in Tom Ti*eadwell’s tavern, and send him to me. King is under a cloud (snspcctedb and Louis has gone to Boston.’ Louis started for Boston last night, with Chris. Beaver on his trail. Everything is working admirably. I’ll have the whole gang corneml in less than thirty-six hours. Tiie only point that puzzles me is the addi*ess on the postal—Miss Laura Nesmith, No. 57 Fifth avenue. Slie is the daughter of Elmer Nesmith, a rich stock broker, and can not im>s-sibly be connected in any way with a gang of thieves and miirdercr.s.” “Carter is a handsome fellow, and a gentleman by birth and education. It 18 possible that she has met and fallen ill love with lilin,” suggested Slocum. “And joined his gang, yuu mean,” i-cmarkod Wilson, Taughing heartily at the idea. “No,” replied the other, with a slight flush of annoyance; “but If you have read the jwstal correctly, and the signature *Car is an abbreviation of Carter, she certainly must know him, and there must Ijc an understanding of some sort lictwecn them.” “Perhaps you are right. One of onr men saw Carter drop a letter in tlio Post Oftico. Wlicn the contents of the basket in which the letters arc dropped was examined this card was found. Dean bi*ought it to me. Y'oii had belter copy it, carry it baiik to the Post Oflice, ask them to deliver it, and you watch for rcsiills.” A few moments after Slocum started on liis errand Wilson received a telegram from the City Hospital whieii read: ‘•Allen, who was beaten and robbed by a gang of thieves the night before last, died this morning.” .lie threw it aside angrily. “Dead eh?” he muttered. “Why cmildirt he hang on long enough to identify the seoiindrcls. I’ll have them all ia by to-morrow night.” Toward evening Slocum reported that he saw the postal delivered at tlic Nesmith mansion, and shortly ait«fward two ladies, one closely vailed and the oUtcr, an eldcrlv woman, probably a lady’s maid, left the house, walked rapidly as far as Sixth %vcnue, entered a car and rode down to Canal street, where they alighted; then turned into Laighl street and stop])cd before a large brick building. The vailed lady took pass kev from her pocket and ojiened the door. They remained in the house about twenty minutes. When they apjwai'ed again, the elder lady had a small parcel in her hand. The vailed lady, while in the act of drawing a liaudkereliicf from her pocket to wipe a tear stained face, dixipped the mysterious ])ostal card. Detective Dean spent the atternoon and evening iu and near Ti'eadwcll’s saloon, but Ned Dwyer did not appear. The next inoriiiug the following note was handed to Miss Nesmith by one of Wilson’s men. “Miss Laura Nesmith will please accompany the bearer of this note to 8. K. Wilson’s oflice. The elderly lady who went with you to Laiglit street yesterday atternoon must also come to the office. It is needless jier-haps to inform you that the safety of a dear friend depends u|>on your keeping the reception of tliis note a secret from other members of your family.” “What does it mean, Miss Laura ?” asked Fraulein Schmidt, after the two had • perused the note several times. “I haven’t the slightest idea,” replied the young girl. “But I shall send woixl to papa, notwltlHtaiuliiig the warning it contains. There is a man in the reception room waiting to take us to Wilson’s office. Please see him, Fraulein, and tell him I will nut go until 1 have consulted my father.” Fraulein obeyed, but returned' in a few moments saykig cx'titeilly ; ‘•My dear, wo must go immediately, lie tells me the safetv of—that is, he showed n>c a letter signed Car, and said the safety of that im’i-hoii de- l)oude<l upon our olwyiur slricily the dhxclious ill Ihe note. lA't us p) at oni'o, my eliild! No harm can befall you whim I am with you.” “But, Fraulein, I do not undor-Btaiid. Papa will be terribly angry, and 1 have tried so hard so coneiliatc him,”eiied the young girl in a tune ol dismay. “Wrf must brave his auger, my cliihl. Cornel I may lose my dtua-llon, but 1 will uotdeseit Car. Thb man Wil;on is one of the loading detectives iu this city. Some Imiiblc thing must luive happened.” Hastily duiiuiug iheir wraps thov doseeuded to the room where the oflf-ccr awaited them, and from whuiiee the tliii‘0 started on their jouriiev down towu. Arriving at WUhou^h office, the ludio" were ushered into a private room, where tliey found that diarnitary. “Yesterday you reiAjlvcd a postal carti bearing the siguaiuro ‘Car/ did you not. Mias Nesmith ?” asked Wii-son, looking very grave. “Yes,” she replied. “Have you the card with you ?” “I really don’t know,”feeliug in the pocket ot her ulster. “No, I have not. I 8up|K)se I left it liome.” “Is this the card you received?” inquired Wilson, handing her the mysterious postal. “Why yes!” exclaimed the young lady, opening her eyes with astonish-inciif. “How did you get it?” “1 can not tell you at present. Do you know a man named Ned Dwyer ?” * “No.” ‘‘Do you know where Tom Treadwell’s saloon is?” “No,” she replied, looking more and more mystified. “When did you see Mary King last?” “I don’t know any such person.’^ ‘‘Miss Nesmith,” said Wilson, with a professional frown, “ you will please reflect before aiiswOring my questions. I have good reason to suspect that you do know some of the parties named. At all evcuts you Know Charley Loniis.” “ I know Mr. Lomis. yes; I don’t know what liis first name is though.” “ Wlien did you see him ?” “Just before he went awaj’,” she replied, wondering what all these ques-tiuiis nieaiit. “ Are you on friendly terms with the iRM’soii who sent you this postal? And are you willing to tell me that lierson’s n.anie ?” “ I love Car better than anv one in the wortiTexcepti—rn fr ti.n/iauryut you mean by being on friendly terms. As for the name ” “Hush my dearl Do not moniiou the name until we know why this gentleman asks sueli a variety of strange (luestions,” broke iu Fraulein Schmidt. “Car., who wrote this card, is suspected of being an accessory to a very grave crime, and Miss Nesmith can aid us iu bringing all the parties whose names are mentioned in this |K)stal to justice. The man whom they assaulted and robbed is dead, we are closing a net around them and they can not escape. Therefore, Miss Nesmith, your wisest course is to explain the meaning of the i>ostal, and your coiiuectiou Avitli the parties whose names api)oar on it. By doing so you may save yourself considerable public disgrace.” These two ladies exchanged glances of profound aninzemeut. “Car. couiiecteil with a murder!’’exclaimed l-.aiira, iu a liorriticd tone, “impossible I you must be crazy.” “My dear young lady there is no need of growing so excited. Now pray don’t faint! Here, take a sip of this water,’’cried Wilson, iu a voice of real dlsiress, ibr Laura’s face hail grow^n pallid, but she reeovcrcil herself 111 a few moments and murmured : “What has led vou to supjiose tliat our Car. is counccted in any way with the dreadful men you have named?” “We have been shadowing Car. for several years; every other member of the gang has been in the Penitentiary, but he slips through our fingers every time. I am sorry for you. Miss Nesmith, but I’m determined to corner him this time. Will you tell me what ‘Find N. D. iu T. T. of T. means ?’” “Yes,’’ rej)lied Laura, “it means, ‘Find niglitdressiu top tray of trunk; K. Is under a cloud.’ That is my cousin, whose mother is displeased with her heeause she called to see Car. L. stands for lA)uis, Car.’s husband. 8he wants to go housekeeping, and I/>uis went over to Brooklyn to look for a liouso. You see (’ar., as we always call her, is iny sister ('aroliiic, who eloped with our music teacher, Louis CouderL A trunk full of her clothing and some other articles mamma gave her, are stored with some valuuhlcs belonging to papa. Ho often goes to the reom on Laight street, where Car. dare not venture for tear she will meet him. That is why she sent me the postal asking me to go there and get the things she wanted. Paiia has never forgiven her, and their estrangement causes me a great deal of trouble and uiihap-piiiess. Mr. lA)mis, whom you asked if I knew, was one of (-aro-lluu’s most ardent admirers. When he heard of her cloiiemcnt he wont to Euro(H>, and, as far as I am aware, lin* never reluriu'il.” Detective Wilson’s face underwent a most remarkahle change while Miss Ncsmilli was explaining the mysterious postal. After a few woi’ds of explanation he a-kcd pardon for the trouble he had caused tlie two ladies, and a^ he opened the door for tliem to pa ' out, they were coiifroub'd by KImer Ne^nultli. “Mnv I Inquire tbe cauvc of this visit ?'Mie dciiiauded, gn/.iug wrath-fullv upon Ills daughter. “Oil, papu. papa, indeed lean uoi tell you. F.veryliiiug is so mixed u[>. It is all the fault of that dreadful I.ouis | Couderl, too 1 Poor ('ar -ifyou wouhl only forulve liei 1” “Fraulein. take ML. Nesmilh lionu immedl. tely. 1 met a Irieiid a few who' opened the door, demand«<l breathlessly; “What docs this mean Laura? Papa scut me this telegram requesting me to take no further steps iu the matter, but to come home immediately. Oh, gooil gracious, there ho is! Tell me quick, what does he moan ?” “I don’t know' Caroline I Between you and papa and the detectives and things I’m nearly crazy. Now I suplióse we will have a scene,” and she burst into tears. “Laura!” called out Mr. Nesmith. “Yes, papa,” she replied, hastily wiping a way the tears that were trickling down her cheeks. “IfiCareline here?” “Yes, sir.” “Both of you come down to the library.” The two girls gazed at each other in dismay; when they entered the library Mr. Nesmith said sarcastically : “Well, my daughter, it did not take you long to tire of your musicmas-ter. What steps have you takeu towaril procuring a divorce?” “Divorce I I, papa, divorced from Louis.” “I don’t know why you should be 80 amazed,” retorted her father, angrily. “I tollowed Laura to the detective’s office, and she confessed that Coudcrt was entirely to biame. It would have, been much wiser if you two girls bad informed me what you were about, instead of gadding arouud with detectives. Have you left Cou-dert ?” “Left him, papa! Why, no: I love him more than ever,” replied the young wiiu. unti-t,.,. “Why are you trying to'a ui-vorcc from him, then ?” ‘•I am not trying to get a divorce from Louis, pupa.” “Laura told me you were.” “Oh, papa !” exclaiinea that young lady, “I didn’t say that. 1 told you Ix)uis was to blame for my going to tlie detective’s oflice, and so he is; because, if he hadn’t eloped with our Car, her trunk woiild not have been left iu th<; storeroom, and oh, dear! I would not have had all this trouble.” Laura put her arms around licr sister, and the two cried sottly for a while; then, through her tears, she explained the curious mistakes to her futlicr, and atlded: “ftipa, it seems almost as if God eaufca all these*|)orplexing things to hapiHui, just to bring Car and you together again.” Mr. Nesmith tliouglit so, ijpo, and that night the despised nmsiiKeacher dined with his wealthy father-in-law, and Car whispered: “Ixmis, the imstal card did it all.” —[N. Y. Sunday Disuateli. WIiMt the l*oui lleaUa. BY EBEN E. BEXKOHD. The eres of the poet are busy, And will be ever inure., In reading wliai untiirc ius written In her Ixxtks of v. oiidorful lore. Her books of the forest hixI niuuiitain. The sen, and tne rocky shore. Sow be r»»iulH over an Idyl Of |)eac;>, iu Ibe 1110 idowN fair, A |MK'in set to tbe music Ilebeiiis in ciirth and air, ForgettiiiK tliHl life bus tniubis And hiunan hearts havcenrc. Then he turns the pages over. And b*'tween them leave- n flower. Ami reads In the inunntaln's epic Such thoughts of inliclity power Th it they huiiiit him with their froataess For manv and many an hour. Hr sits down by the m-enn. And rtftdr* In the pages there. Of vain rcgretw und longings, Of losses and despair. And of the wenrieome biinlciis Earth’s ohildren have to Iwar. llien he sees a little flower That ill autiiiuii seems to die, But liras again in the gladness Of April's nlr Mitd sky, And it is the sweetest poem That gladdens the poet's eye. The promise of Heaven’s springtime To nil tim muils of men, Symlmled hy this sweet flower That diet'tq live again And his heart, like the flower, looks upward, And quexlions softly, “W hcnt” WHERE WHITTIER LIVES. l^p’' Generally. [Yonkers .Statesman.] “No, George, my miiul Is inndo up,” auid Miss FuMauteatlicr to her llunce, rouiig f'rintaoiibenir, xvhon that geiitlcnisn was trying to iwiHiiade her to go soniewberc against her will, “Is Ilf’ replied he, rather tartly. “Yea, It l«.” WMH her firm reply. "Well, it Isn’t Ihe only thing that’s made up abniii you,” said the idootnliig blood, brushiiiir the powder from iliu lupei of liU vuHt and reaeainr for his hat. OppiHird to Htm'k Gambling. [ Philadelphia Kows j Judge B'.aiiforil, of (ieurgiu, says apeuii-latlon IS worse tliuu poker. He uould iiut see huiT uny ioan could fool aw uy woiithH waiting to Hce nIocks go up or dowo wlieii be might fill u lluuli nnd rake in a J.iek-pot In thirty afeoiuls. OITiitiii* lni|H>riaiiee. flii<li<iiiiipi(||..louriinl ) B iltiinore U biuing u Heimatioii over the dlHspiK iiraiieo ot a «'ouneilnian. Tlu' dla-apP' .iraiH'c dilf-ra from tliut ufa hapk olTl-cer In Iho fui'l that b*> furgoi to take (be city with liiin, and <wen left the combination III.Hind. Twenty ys-ait Is a goiMl longtime, «nd Hlf f  ..... (luring hII tlint iktio I Julm iIIuuh, of Liislin, Gniiigo. I 0., Ms., was Mill ring lioni rhcuiii ii‘sin in u most ncute lorni. •;oih.u api- ami to do iiim any I'tvbl, nu-; muuieiitH ago who iiiibrmed me that (h he saw in a iiewspaiHT an nccounl of n hail lint i«eu iiiv ilaiiohlor outer '«“«■''rt')"» ‘ wrought by Alhlortioms, he liadju I loeii my utugiiitr om« i    «,,,1 ihli^ biuUilnK charge of u    (]iMrii«>r9s Heior’* lif* coidW'UCimI tiui you can imagine wlial my foci- n»« he could n urcsiy muk, «o fearfully iiii;S were. Prepare Caroline’ room,: « ‘“f the kn -J »in!- swollen, imt now Líí ! I'eT 1.™^”*’"    ^ The ladies, only (00 glad to e npe Ids wrath, wciided their way lioiiio ward. A couple of houn aftfsr tlielr arrtval there f'arolliio (.’oudert rang the hell, and rushing past the ^crvaut Hgatii,’ loin. w rites the liBppj mail. houllmrn rciin.) Ivania Is having a seeuiid crup ol fruit uti account of the lateness ol the season. _ "Jtuugh ou V.VIUS,’* fwr Coras, OubIsbs. I&«. Pen Porirait of the Poet and His Pleasant Home. [Harriet Prescott Sjioffunl, in tbe Critic.] Mr. Whittier’s dwelling in Amcs-bury is execdiugly simple and exquisitely neat, the exterior of a pale cream color, with many trees and shrubs about it, while, within, one room ojiens into another till you reach the study that should be hautitcd by the echoes of all sweet sounds, for here have been written the most of those verses full of the fitful music ‘•Of winds that out of dreamland blew.” Here, in the preper season, the flames of a cheerful fire dance upon the brass audirousof thco|)cu hearth, in the center of a wall lined with books; water colors by Harry Feiin and LucyLarcom and Ccli.i Thaxter, together with iutercsling prints, hang oil the other walls, rivaled, it may be, by the window that looks down a sunny little orchard, and by the glass door through which you sec the green dome of Powow Hill. What worthies have been entertained ill this enticing place! Garrison and Phillips and ifigginson and Wasson and Emerson and Fields and Bayaixl Taylor and Alice and Phcelve Cary and Gail Hamilton and Anna Dickinson are only a few of the names that one first remembers, to say nothing of countless sweet souls, unknown to any other mil of fame than heaven’s who have found the atmosphere there kindred to their own. The i>eople of Ainesbury and of the adjoining villages and towns feel a owiici'siiip of their poet; there is scarcely a icgeim    tj,,» region ruuiid which he has not woven' into his song, ami the neighborhood feel not only as if Wliitticr were their poet, but, in some way the guardian spirit, tiic genius of the place. Perhaps in his stern and sweet life he has been so, even as much as iu his songs. “There is no charge to Mr. Whittier,” once said a shopman of whom he had made a small purchase, and there is no doubt that the cxamjile would have been contagious if tlie independent spirit of the poet would ever have allowed it. These Indian summer days of the poet’s life are s|)ent not all in the places that knew him of old. The greater part ot the winter is passed in Boston; a share of the Slimmer always goes to tbe White Hills, of which he te passlonatelyjfoud, ajad the reniaiiidcr of the time finds him in the house of his cousins at Oak Kuoll, in Danvers, still In his native county of Essex. This is a mansion^ with its imri’hes and porticoes ami surrounding Iwwns and groves, which seems meet for a poets home. It stands in spacious and secluded grounds shadowed by mighty oaks, (iiid with that woodland character which birds and squirrels and rabbits darting iu the clieckered sunshine must always give. It is the home of culture and rctiucmciit, too, and as full of beauty within as without. Here many of the latter poems have been scut forth, and hero fleilgliiigs have the uiiwarranlable Imjiertiiicucc to intrude with their callow mami-ficripts, and here those jicsts of premi-nence, the autograph seekcra, send their requests by the thousands. But in the early fall the jioet steals quietly bai^k to Amesbiiry, and there awaits election day, a ]>eriod in which he religiously bidicves that no man has a right to avoid his duty, and of which he still thinks as when he saw “Alinx lh«strsflt TIm rIiikIows inwrt Of Dt'siliiy, whose hnutls conocal The mol'U ot fate That Rhape tlu* State An l uiake ur mar tlie «-.oinuton weal.” What a life he has to look back upon as he sits with his fame about him— what storms and what delights, xvhat struggle and what victory I With all the deep and wonderful liiitnilify of spirit tliat he bears before God and man, yet it is doubtful if he could find one day iu it that he would change, so (ar us ilia own acts arc concerned. It Is certain that no one else could find it. Ill appearance .Mr. Wiiittier is as upright ill bearing as over. His eye is as black and burns with us keen a fire as when it Hashed over the Concord mob, and secs licauly everywhere as fr<‘nhly as when he crieil with the “Voices of Freedoiii” and sung the “Songs of Labor;” and hU Hu.ilo is Iho-Hiiic Ntiiile that has won the wor<«hip*or men, and of women, too, for -ixty years and over. Now, It L with u sort of tenderness that IMiuple speak and think of him, who^c walk will, perhaps, go hut little further with their own; not that they deem •'Uch vitality and iwiwcr and -pirii cun ever ci'iisc, but that they are warned of its upotlieosls, as it were, into loftier legions, where his earthly song- shall Ix' turned to the uiii-ie of tlio iiiorning stars as they sing together. « ypciaii Ir-ihts. i.uiiilud IiIoIn'.J The aneieiit dixea-e of leprosy lion loii” ju'evailed ill the Island of (’yprus, hut atl’e' t-, a- a rule, only the Christian population, only one Mohammedan Iwliig known to snfler at present from liic dlsrase. It cristó in three everal form , but several of the victims lu;vc rdl three niri« ties at once, and most of them liuvo moro than one. 'J'he unfortnnalos now infected with the malady do not seem to be regarded in these later da vs with as much fear and abhorrence as war iiihpirca by them at an carllhr epoch, when the western p¡ Asia were «D terribly affiicted by the scourge. There is, of course, a general desire to seclude them and avoid their society, but still some lc|)er8 are married to Iieaithy persons, who do not trouble themselves to separate from them. Endeavors are made, whenever an undoubted case of lep-resy is discovered, to induce (he sufferer to become an inmate of an asylum, which is called in rather liomely phrase the “Iaítkm- Farm.” This place had been enlarged during the year preceding the last medical roiMirt fi*om the island, and it then contained illty inmates, including several whose history Is extremely curious, and two children not at present a(fiM;ted, but born of leper parents resident in the “farm.” The disease is said to be more prevalent among males, but there are several female patients, and, until licr death last year, at the ago of ninety, tlierc was an old woman who might be regarded as the patriarch, or rather matriarch, of the establishment. She was the first patient admitted to it, and had lived there over fifty years. She professed to have suíTeréd from the disease lor about seventy yeara, At Miilnight’s Awfal Hour. The watch dojrivij's the wauinjr nioon (A ereooenl iu the 8«)ntherii rKv); The wclnl owl oruons a dismal tune: The night winds sadly sigh. The spectral yews their brandies Ijend, Thu |)o|>pr nods lU head in sleep: The dniwbv stars a tnint light icu<t. And vigils lonely keep. A fond youth sits his love beside (The moon is waning now); The old man down the stain doth glide, W Ith thunder on bis browl All solemnir the old eloek tieks, ’Tis nearing the niidiiigbt boar; Close at her side Adolphus sticks. Till moved hy some strange iwwer. Ob. hard and Arm the old man’s boot, (The way to tne door is wide!) A tnodoo girl and a lover to suit, A leap and a go-as-you-please stride! *“ The watch dog vowls a cheerful yowl. The Wtilrd owl tn-whIU a«d touts; But Adolphus, wiser than an owl, Skedaddles, skeets or sooots! —[Norristown Herald. Cl'BRENT rex. but without any great pain or ap[)car-ancc of weakness. The opinion of the medical officer, who has had good opportunities of stndying the disease at the farm, is that there is still no certain knowledge whatever as to its origin. The olu-established idea that it is capable of hereditary transmU-sion is, however, borne oat by his experience ; and one notable exai iplc is quoted to show that it can be contracted bv contagion. A 4»uvir0 CLIMATE. In Alaska, Wliere the Hain It Raineth Kvery Day. [Sitka r.ettcr in St. Ih>uIsGlobo-Democrat.] During the fifty years tliat the Russians kc[)t their careful meteorological recoivls at Sitka, Alaska, the thermometer only went below zero four times, and the variation between the average of summer and winter temperature has never been more than 25 degrees. The warm current of the Kuro Siro, or Black Stream of Japan, sweeps fogs and clouds with it along these shores, and while miHlifying the temperature, gives a oool, inoist climate. Tlie avcj'age summer temi>era-iiire of S3 and 54 dagseea pUaat» th« fancy of divellcnii in the East quite as rniicii as the average winter temoera-ture of 31 and 32 degi’eos. The only drawback to this cuol and equable climate is the heavy rainfall, that is gauged at seven and eight feet a year and continues the resemblance to the Scotch cUninte. Any one might complain like the Scotciiinan that It is “a wee hair too wet,” but one gets used to it and goes around uneoiicernedly in full panoply of rubber and gossamer cloth. Ice is seldom known, and skating on tiie little lake Ixivond the church is a rarity In Sitka’s amusements. Thcsnow lies on the inouiitaiii tops and sides all the year thruiigh, though in a warm, dry summer like the present one it retreats to the suinmlts and higher ravines. The tine little sponges and the delicate coral branches that are ocoasionally found in the harbor puz/lc one with another hint of the tropics in this liigh latitude. Great fronds of scuwccd and kelp as largo as banana Ica'^es drift on the rock* with the rushing tides, and the snaky algae that float on the water are often eighty and 1(X) foct long. It is of these tough, hollow pii>es tliat tho Indians make the worms for their rude li04K;hinoo distilleries, or splitting and twisting it, make fishing line* many fathoms in length. The same little teredo which oats up ship timbers and piles in Boutiiern oceans is a* destructive iiere in tho harbor of Sitka as anywhere iu the tropics. The piles of the wharf only last tor five years at the longest, and tho merciless borers even ate up the timbers of the obi wi*erks and hulks with which the rtr«t foundations for a wharf were begun. A man isn’t necessarily related to a hen because iie lays brick.—>[St Paul Herald. Making a note of ib—The man who sells his vote for a greenback.—fNew York Jouruat With a child the spanker boom always regulates the cut of his Jib.— [Whitehall Times. We never hear of Oscar Wilde any more. He and his wife were made one, and it Is feared that she ia the one.—[Now Y^orlc News. 'This is the time of year when the poet gets his wife to pour ice water down his back and jingle sleigh beJJs while he works up a Christmas poem. -[Puck. Elephant herds are always led by female elephants. Just the same the world over. If anything is hcaixl the femaic takes the load iu circulating it. -[St. Paul Herald. The time Is drawini; near, W’ben every man will say; “Oh, no. I’m not surjiriawd, 1 knew’twould jco ihat way.” —[8t. 1‘ttul Herald. Dirge of the banks—Break, break, break. A domestic knell—“Get up and ’tend to the baby.” “Alwavs in a coine-at-toB« condition”-The eKiro-podtsL The ciian^lon brnli^p— patato martmr.--fl%ii HatMiBiM “Khartoum away I” howled the editor in a rage, when a hardoned individual handeid him several puns on Khartoiim. “Cart’em away! Tlie man who makes a piiii on such a subject is fit for treason, stratagem and spoils. Khartoum out.”—[Norristown Herald. A friend says his lines have now fallen in very’pleasant places. Our lilies go frequcutlv into the waste-paiicr basket, and into the waist-papcr bustle soinetiiues.-[Soiucrville Journal. Cannibal Kin^ (to missionary)—I think the best thing that I can do is to cat vou. Missionary (in earnest protest)—I do not agree with you, sir.—[Bloomington Eye. A CONSERVATIVE’S VIEWS. Sir Kichard Temple on the Crisis in Eniglnnd. [Fhiladelphia Teirsrapb.j Sir Richard Temple, Bart, who arrived iu this city yesterday, is staying at Wootten as the guest of George W. Cldlds. Sir Ricliant stands in the front rank of Anglo-Indian statesmen. Ills first appointineni in India was Resident at tho Court of Hyderabad. He passed through the critical jieriod oí the Indian mutiny, and in 18fi4hewas made Foreign 8ecrctaiy and nicmlicr of the Indian Coniiril,* reinaimng in tiie Cabiiiois of three Governor Generals —Lawrence, Northbrook and Mayo. Ill 1874 he siii)oriiitcud««l tlie reiiof oi>crations of tho famine districts of UtMigal, and became Lieiitcnant Gov-Meteorio Hioiieu Found.    crnor ot thut province, riiis wa* fol- lUiuiiBwick (Ue.;i'eiegrtph.]    lowcd by liis apiK)iutnKllt as Gov- Oii the’¿8tli of Octolicr. IWO, iier- ernov of the Presidency of Bombay, , .    ii .    the second highest iK)ht in India. Ho sons present at the Nortliimrt tamp    1877    and ivtuuied to En- (ii-ouiid, in Waldo tVmnty. saw a mo-    ||¡..,    barobetcy was coiifcrml teorlte fall into the water near the uiioii him in lH7tk and ho was also camp. As It fell it burst into frag- created Knight Grand Cro^s of tbe mcnts, or that was the conoln.ion    7,^d i. a strong drawn by tht^ who wilneased Its de- (‘onsorvativo. He rcganis the iiro-sH-ent. 8e«icli was made at the time |,„sal of nn espial elcciorate in Kiig-for fiagnicnis, but none were then g, g    to    cstabliNli    a tyrant luund, the tide at all times covering | ,„gjy,.¡ty^ most dangerouH to future the iqiot where the meleonte struck i    He    thinks, however, that, the water. 'I wo years ago one wli'):,|j.    t|,g “.*1111111) orat ry of mug- witncHM'd the (all again made Ai^vuiiip iniliticiaii^i, England is very hearcli, and some tragmcnta were re- from that state of atl'airs. The covered, hroin time to time the ,,,|oi*fiy|) |>otwecn ilietíovcnimeiitaud searcli has Imcii eonliiinod and other ; On,H)sition is that the latter (Con- fraginents have heen brought to light, j    In.iHi that a lieilistribu- oiieof which was roiHldcraiely H,»it;,|o„ ppi    ^¡,1*.    \jy Me with to Prof. F. G. IlobluMui, of Ihiwdoin j Kram lil.se Bill, while tho (iovern-College. More recently quite a largo    cdoavorliig to scud ÜM mas*, weighing perhao* twenty ■ frg„,.hi,... measure through first, s-i as aninds, w a Í i« ■ overed, and Hiirt    obtain    tho whip-hand of the re- Prui. Robinson now has In hi* i>Oííí?ea-sioii, much to his gratillcatiou. He will proceed to analyze it. BIgnifleance of a Name. I Washington llatchct.] A little towu up in Now York haa a skat-inf rhik that they call “Niaanra.” It It supiKiBcd that they call it that hocnusa tbo Iieopio go tbero to SvO ilis “lalh.” If yon ar* falling, brokvn. Mornout aiwt nerv- Night swratsi, fevsr^ . n.ii», iiiai.vnn, /iy??QF-ous,uie "Wells’ lloallh KcBSwer.” fl. biugglsl». sia, curoU by “Wells’ UmíUi Acuswsr. |i. distribution and the CoiiHirvatlves. To j»**i a FranchlK.- Bill without knowing what thu Ih-<lintrlbutioii Hoi will be, would Hi' to CHiiangiT ail the iiistltntions of tho rountry wbkh Engtishinen most vuiuc, anti tJHenr the (fovernment of the comHry liND the hands of thoae w ho would tieatref every tiling.

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