WHEN a woman becomes so absent-minded as to forget to hold her hand so that the light will fall upon her diamond ring it is safest for her husband to give her a wide berth. She is doing some dangerous thinking. FOR BACHELORS-" When does a man become a seamstress?" "When he hems and haws. "No." When he threads his way." "No." "When he rips and tears." "No." "Giveitup." Never, if he can help it." IT has been remarked that there was one thing about Baron Munchausen that should be set down to his credit, although nobody credits anything he says, and that is, that the baron never held himself out as a weather prophet. A COUNTKY preacher said he knew it was the proper thing for him to be poor and humble and brethren," he added, I know that I can confi- dently depend on you to keep me poor, and let us hope that the Lord will make me humble." CAN a man marry on ten dollars a week?" was the question propounded for discussion before the Young Men's Economic Benefit Society," and a female anditor shrieked ''Not if his girl knows that that's all the income he has THERE is a restaurant up town to which French people are in the habit of going. The proprietor- a good-natured Germanâ€”has a sign over the door which reads, French Spoken Here." A customer accosted him in French the other day, when he ex- claimed: Vot is dem vords you is shpeaking ? Vy don't you sometimes chpeak English ? But I thought you spoke French said the customer. Your sign says, French Spoken Here.pl, Yas, dat is all right. Der Frenchmans vot come here, dey shpeak French shust like so many hens." TIOKET COLLECTOR (to very seedy-looking indivi- dual, just getting into a first-class carriage)â€”"First class, sir?" Seedy passenger (gaily)â€”"Yes, thanks. How's yerself ?" "IT is a. curious fact," says an entomologist, that it is the female mosquito which torments us." A bachelor thinks, that it is not at all cu- rious.
ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN BY LIPTON.â€”Mr Lipton, the celebrated Tea and Provision Dealer, paid to Her Majesty's Customs, on Monday last, a cheque for E15,359 8s. Od. This is the largest amount that has ever been paid by any Tea Dealer, in one sum. Under the old rate of duty, this would have amounted to up- wards of Â£ 23,000. We are informed that by far the greater pertion of the above duty was for Ceylon grown l teas.
JKNEMIES 01 eany xistng wfil be delighted to Lear the opinion of a German doctor, who has been collecting information about the habits of long- lived persons, and finds that the majority of long- livers indulged in late hours. At least eight out of ten persons over 80 never went to bed till well into the small hours, and did not get up again till late in the day. Indeed, he considers that getting up early tends to exhaust physical power and to shorten life, while the so-called invigorating early houx-s are, he thinks, apt to produce lassitude, and are positively dangerous to some constitutions. WALLS laid up of good, hard-burned bricks, in mortar composed of good lime and sharp sand, will resist a pressure of 150 pounds per square inch, or 216,000 pounds per square foot, at which figures it would require 1,600 feet high of 12-inch wall to crush the bottom courses, allowing 135 pounds as the weigh I of each cubic foot. Walls laid up in same quality of brick and mortar, with one-third Portland cement added, will resist 2,500 pounds per square inch, or 360,000 pound per square foot which wo require a height of wall of 2,700 feet to crush tne bottom bricks. THERE are purple crabs in the West Indian colonies which live up in the highlands but once a year they leave their holes and march in vast columns three miles long and 250 feet wide, to the sea. where they deposit their eggs. HOLLOWAY'S] PILLS.-This Medicine has resisted every test which time, prejudice, and rested interest could impose upon it, and it at length stands forth triumphant as the most reliable remedy for those de. rangements of the system so common at the change of seasons. When the air grows cooler, and the functions of the skin are retarted an occasional dose of Holloway's Pills will call on the liver and kidneys for activity, and compensate the system for diminished cutaneous action. As alteratives, aperients, and tonics these Pills have no equal. To every aged and delicate person whose appetite is defective, digestion infirm, and tone of health low, this medicine will be a precious boon conferring both ease and strength.
-=========== i WANTEDâ€”A MARRIAGE RECORD. Early in the present century the Doke of Bridgewater died, leaving no direct heir to his title-that is, no near blood relative. Upon looking up the record, it was found that General Egerton was the nearest of kin and, accordingly, he claimed the title. But he encountered a diffi. culty in complying with the established rules of the House of Lordsâ€”the rule whereby a nobleman, before he can take his seat, must produce his patent, or prove his descent from a former peer. He could find neither the register cf the marriage of his grandfather, nor that of his father. Hia grandfather, when Bishop of Hereford, had eloped with Lody Harriet Bentinck, a daughter of Lord Portland, which occasioned a difficulty in that quarter. This, however, was at length got over but the other-the proof of the marriage of his father-was not so easy. General Egerton knewâ€”and others knew-that his father, when Bishop of Durham, had married with Lady Sophia de Grey, a daughter of the Duke of Kent; that the ceremony was performed in the Chapel Royal, George II. attending to give away the bride all these things were matten of public notoriety still the marriage was not to bÂ« found on record in the Register of St. James's. For twelve weary mouths the general was de- barred from his seat in the House of Lords for want of the record. He had advertised, and he had offered rewards, and he bad had agents on the search but all to no avail. At length, when he had begun to despair of ever gaining his seat, his agent, Mr. Clarke, was waited upon one morning by a very old and decrepit man, who said that he could prove the marriage of Egerton, Bishop of Durham, with Lady Sophia de Grey, having him- self acted as clerk on that occasion. This old man related, that in consequence of the lameness of his majesty, George the Second, the ceremony was performed in the pew in which the king sat, instead of at the altar and that the pew being in St. Martin's and not in St. James's the marriage was registered in the former parish. Search was immediately made at St. Martin's church, and the record found, in due and ample form. So Lord Bridgewater took his seat; and a certain ancient clerk was sent his way with a gift that rendered the evening of his life bright and cheery. G THE Editor of the Medical Annual speaks in the highest terms of CADBUEY'S CocoA as a beverage and a food for invalids on account of its absolute purity, high quality, and great solubility; and counsel* the Medical Profession to remember, in recommending Cocoa, that the name CADBVBY on any packet is a guarantee ol purity.
IN BAD TASTE. Good taste my not be ranked with the cardinal virtues, but a thing may be in such very bad taste as almost to make it a vice. There are people who would be shocked at the idea of utiug profane language, while they habitually garnish their .speech with words and phrases which are about as repulsive to a delicate ear as a full, well-rounded Oitth. It ia possil)!c that their favourite exple- tives are only a modification of some terrible form of blasphemy, a fact of which they may be ignorant. In certain circles the most prominent feature of conversation is expressed by the word badinage. There i. a eting in evry sentence, an acrid flavour, a tone of sharp personal ridicule, sarcastic side hints intended to hit the raw spots in the bkin of the person addressed, covert attempts to draw him out- .;r.i make him expose his weaknesses and foolish conceits, a tendency to turn everything into ridicule, and a careful avoidance of everything that is earnest and true, Jl other circles it is the absent, and not the present, who are toasted on the gridiron, and who- ever leaves the company first is sure to be vi:itim:sed by thorc who remain behind. There may lie no j-pecial aninio. ity to provoke the unkind criticism, but it gives a little spice to conversation, I and so, perhaps with a snrt of dim consciousness that too person who m-xfc follows him will have to take his turnj they proceed to take him to pieces and <le;cant upon his frailties, and make sport of his dress, and manners, and opinions, and habits, and grammar, and pronunciation. This is iu bad taato. Some persons are very confidential, and have a way of entertaining tneir friends with domestic matters which had better be kept out of sight. Thenmninnl head of the family intimates that the co-ordinate braueh is not as effective in house- keeping as he could v. idh, while the actual head of the i t insinuates that the silent partner intrudes upon her domain when he ought to keep himself out of the way. Parents discuss the pecca- dillos of their children, and children expose the weakness of their parents masters and mistresses complain of the goings-on below stairs, and the ftwfnl expense of housekeeping, and the waste of servants, and the impositions of grocers and butchers, &ud the difficulty in making both ends meet at the close of the month. This is in bad taste. There are people who, at a dinner-table, monopo- Use all the talk, as far as it is possible for them to do Hi), occupying the time with stale stories and feeble attempts at humour, or prosing away in weary platitudes, or enforcing the law in matters where there are likely to be grave differences of opinion, berating this man or that without mercy, i or praising inordinately somebody who deserves little commendation, constantly calling attention to something which they have done, or intend to do, or might have done if they had not been interfered with, until the patience of everybody present is exhausted. This is in bad taste. There are persons who are always asking ill-timed or impertinent or irrelevant questions, inquiring into the particulars of your business, and how this thing is likely to turn out, and how you happened to be entrapped in this or the other speculation, and what is your opinion of your neighbour's solvency, and what you intend to do about voting for. A at the next election, and how you account for Esq. B's conduct, and whether yon wrote the article about him in the last week's paper, and whether you were altogether satisfied with the last Sunday's discourse, and is it true that Mr. C is pac- ing attention to your daughter, and what do you pay for your wife's bonnets, and so on until you are tempted to ask whether he does not regard himself as an interrogation point ?" This is in bad taste. Another man has the habit of writing frequent letters to his friends and acquaintancesâ€”and per- haps to people with whom he is not acquainted at allâ€”letters of advice and caution and information asking favours which he has no right to demand, for an introduction to distinguished personages, for subscriptions and indorsements of objects which are not of the slightest concern to the persons ad- addressed for autographs and photographs, or a copy of the author's last work, or for a statement of his views in full on some controverted ques- tion, or criticising something that he has said or done or left undone, or suggesting some desirable change in his habits and mode of life. This is in bad taste. We speak of many things as in bad taste which might properly be characterised by a much harsher epithet, as, for instance, the miserably low and degrading speeches that are sometimes made, the in antics and ridiculous illustrations in which certain sensational preacnersindulge; thoabsurd obituaries, and still more absurd poetical effusions, in which surviving friends seek to embalm the memory of the departed, the extravagant resolutions in which the services of this or that manâ€”on the occasion of his retiring from office-are eulogised, when it may be that the incumbent has been obliged to take himself out of the way by the pressure of the very individuals who thus usher him into retirement with fulsome adulation. The publishing to the world of private diaries, either by the writer himself or by his friends, dis- playing to the public gaze the most sacred secrets of the soul, or of domestic incidents which should never have been allowed to transpire beyond the domestic circle, or of private letters in which the writer has exposed his strongest personal an tipathies and aversions, and indulged in the freest and most confidential criticisms of his associatesâ€” of which of late we have had some notable ex- amples-is certainly in very bad taste. Excellent and well-meaning people are some- times so deficient in taste as to make them dis agreeable even to their best friends. They never seem to know when they violate the fitness of things, and are oblivious of the common proprie- ties of life; if they say the right thing, they say it to the wrong person and at the wrong time their counsels are obtrusive, and their sympathy only aggravates our woes. In the excess of their love they tell us many things which we would prefer not to know. There is something aggravating in the verp tones of their voice, in their gestures and manners, and mode of walking, and the way in which they sit, and the way in which they draw in their breath when they are talking, and the way in which they eat and drink. We reproach ourselves for not liking them any better, because there is nothing absolutely bad in their characters, or intentionally offensive in their demeanour, and yet we could not love them if we tried. 0
SELECTED HEADINGS. I THE DECAY OF FALCONRY.â€”The art of falconry probably came from the East, where it is still practised, and an ancient bas-relief was found by Sir Austen Layard, among the ruins of Khorsabad, depicting a falconer with a hawk on his wrist, thus proving the antiquity of the pursuit. In this country it was formerly much in vogue, and in Messrs. Salvin and Brodrick's work on Falconry iu the British Islands" there will be found an interesting risumi of the art, as performed in Great Britain from ancient times down to the present. It is lamentable to think of the way in which these noble birds, once the pride and favourite of monarchs, are now shot down and classed as vermin. The strict way of preserving ga.me which has been in vogue of late years, and the general use of firearms, have, no doubt, been the chief causes of the destruction of the larger falcons, and it will take some time to disabuse the vulgar prejudices of gamekeepers, and of some proprietors, as to the mistake that is made in killing off every kind of rap- torial bird indiscriminately. A protest which was penned by Mr. G. E. Freeman in his "Falconry," is worthy of reproduction here â€”" All hawks, when they have a choice, invariably choose the easiest flight. This fact is of the last importance in the matter before us. I confess that I at once give it the chief place in this argument. Who has not heard of the grouse disease ? It has been attributed, sometimes respectively, and sometimes collectively, to burnt heather to heather poisoned from the dressings put on sheep to the sheep themselves cropping the tender shoots and leaves of the plant, and thus destroying the grouse's food to the tapeworm to the shot which has wounded, but not killed ano perhaps to other things besides. It may be, I doubt not, correctly referred to any or to all of these. Of this, however, there appears no ques- tion, that from whatever cause it springs it is propagated. A diseased parent produces a dis- eased child. Now, I say that, when every hawk is killed upon a large manor, the balance of Nature is forgotten or ignored and that Nature will not overlook an insult. She would have kept her wilds healthy destroy her appointed instruments, and beware of her revenge I"â€”From Cassell's Natural History." THE idea that is impossible to propel ships at the rate of forty knots an hour, or at some speed much higher than existsatpresent, is being discussed both in this country and in America. Professor Thurston, of the Sibley College, has recently taken up the subject, and concludes that it is possible. The ship he proposes is to be 800 feet long, 80 feet beam, and 25 feet draught, with a displacement of about 38,000 tons. He estimates the power required to propel her at 250,000 horses. He calculates that her machinery and boilers will weigh only 601b per horse power, or 7500 tons in all. She would burn about 175 tons of coal an hour, 3200 tons a day, and 10,500 tons for a voyage from Liverpool to New York. The total weight of fuel and machinery would be about 18,000 tons, leaving 20,000 tons for the ship and cargo. For the hull he allows 12,000 tons, leaving 8,000 tons for crew, passengers, and cargo. Those to whom days and months and all places are alike may make use of unexpected discoveries, break the thread of their arrangements, and take it up again at pleasure. This forms the true de- light of travelling 5 remove# all that is stereotyped and conventional; often yields adventures which break the monotony of days that might otherwise fucceed and resemble each other only too closely leads to scenes unheard of, and unrecorded, but not the less beautiful for that reason. It is the fatality of life, the contradiction of human nature, that as a rule those to whom such things are pos sible are wanting in the spirit of enterprise whilst to those who would make use of every opportunity time and circumstances are denied.- The Argosy. MANY parents who are polite and polished in their manners towards the world at large are per- fect boors inside the home circle. What wonder if children are the same ? If a man should acci- dentally brush against another in the streets, an apology would be sure to follow; but who ever thinks of offering an apology to the little people whose rights are constantly being violated by their careless elders ? If a stranger offer the slightest service, he is gratefully thanked but who ever remembers to thus reward the little tireless feet that are travelling all day long upstairs and down on countless errands for somebody ? It would be policy for parents to treat their children politely for the sake of obtaining more cheerful obedience, if for no other reason. IN windy weather the hair becomes dry and unruly, which is consequent on increased evapora- tion, for, amongst other things, the hair is composed of animal matter and salts, and this combination has the peculiar property of attracting moisture. Chemists have an instrument called a hygrometer â€”literally a measure of moisture-and the hair, when freed from fatty matter, is itself a hygro- meter just, in fact, as is the piece of seaweedâ€” the favourite weather-glass of our ancestorsâ€”hung up in one's hall. To the melanic, or dark-haired, are apportioned the greater part of the habitable globe. Europe is the chief seat of the xantho comio or light-haired races indeed, they seem to be almost-confined to its limits, and within those limits to be cooped up in certain degrees of north latitude. THE following are given as some examples of retribution in this life :â€”Bajazet was carried about by Tamerlane in an iron cage, as he intended to carry Tamerlane. Mazentius built a bridge to en trap Constantine and was overthrown himself on that very spot. Alexander VI. was poisoned by the wine which he had prepared for another. Charles IX. made the streets of Paris run with blood, and soon after blood streamed from all parts of his body. Cardinal Beaton condemned George Wishart to death, and presently died a violent death himself; he was murdered in bed, and his body was laid out in the same window from which he had looked upon Wishart's execution. PROBABLY more of the idleness and thriftlessness of the unfortunate and the inertness and langour of others comes from repeated discouragements, draining away hope and energy, than from any other single cause. It is true that inaction and uselessness come also from other causes. There are people who are never discouraged, because they never have warm desires or put forth earnest efforts. Yet these are exceptions. Most of us are swayed alternately by the opposite feel- ings of hope and discouragement, and, as the former incites our powers to action, the latter benumbs and paralyses them. THE death of a man's wife is like cutting down an ancient oak that has long shaded the family mansion. Henceforth the glare of the world, with its cares and vicissitudes, falls upon the old widower's heart; and there is nothing to break the force, or shield him from the full weight of misfortune. It is as if his right hand were withered as if one wing of his angel was broken, and every movement that he made brought him to the ground. His eyes are dimmed and glassy and when the film of death falls over him, he misses those accustomed tones which have smoothed Mo rkasiK.xflre to the srrave.
THE SCARLET POCKETS. When my Uncle Ruben Van Note first saw Pris- cilla Jan she wore a white muslin painted with poppies, two scarlet pockets fastened to a belt outside, as was the fashion in those old times, and slippers and hair-bow to match; and he thought her lovely. He was a young man, and so bashful that living was a trial. He blushed and stammered if spoken to by a lady, and though he was rich and well educated, and had been told he was handsome, had no confidence whatever in himself. He had been told that Priscilla Jan was the very wife for him, and had been taken to her house by his mother, who greatly desired the match. He fell desperately in love with Priscilla Jan at first sight; but he hardly said ten words to her. And as ior Priscilla, she was so shy that she scarcely lifted her eyes, and blushed when she asked him if he would take cream and sugar in his dish of tea. They called it a dish then, and tea was a beverage only common amongst elegant people. Ruben did not like tea much, but he drank it in vast quantities when offered by Priscilla's fair hands. And afternoon after afternoon, he lifted the big brass knocker on Mrs. Jan's door, and sat in the corner of the parlour drinking tea. As Priscilla handed it to him, her dress touched him her floating ribbons once in a while, even her dainty fingers and then there was the question about the cream and sugor, and the answer. That was all that ever passed between them except the greetings and adienx, but it was understood in the two families that Ruben Van Note was paying his addresses to Priscilla Jan, though no one could guess whether she liked him or not. He adored her. He used to make up his mind over and over again to tell her so, but all in visin. He had not the courage. At last he resolved to write to her and in the retirement of his own I room penned a letter, making her an offer of his hand, heart, and fortune, folded it, sealed it, addressed it, and then hesitated. If he sent it by a servant every one would guess its contents. If by post it would occasion remark. If Priscilla refused him he naturally did not wish the world to know it. If she accepted him, why publish the fact too soon? He decided to give it to her himself and took it with him on his next visit. Alas his co-vage failed him. He could not seek the oppor- tunity, and when it occurred when really and truly he might have done so, and no one the wiser, he dared not. What he did was this Priseiila wore that afternoon the poppy spotted muslin and the scarlet pockets, and as he stood behind her, this bashful wooer found a chance to slip the white letter into one of them. She will find it when she is alone," he thought, and read it and answer it. Ah Heaven grant she answers 'Yes.' Then he took his leave, and waited, and even went a few days after to tea, hoping she might reply in the same fashion that he had questioned but she did not even look at him. In fact, Priscilla never answered that letter. Poor Ruben was not one to risk his fate a second time, and he ceased his visits to the home of the Jans. After a while he went abroad, and East- bourne knew him no more. He became rather celebrated as a scientific man. The bashfulness of youth gone by, he became a grave, gallant gentle- mau of the old school, and he had his admirers even amongst our sex; but he never fell in love, and he never married. At sixty-two years of age he took it into his head to see Eastbourne before he died. In those years it had become a fashionable watering-place. There were one or two great hotels, and plenty of cottages. The sea view was as fine, the sea air as bracing, the girls as pretty as of yore but they did not wear painted muslins with popies on them, nor outside pockets of embroidered silk. Ruben Van Note strolled along the beach, and sighed over the past a little. Then he strolled up the street to the house of the Jan family. It looked very much as formerly, only the trees were larger, and the ivy vine quite covered the brick stable with the pigeon-houses on the roof. All its windows were open, and a woman was dusting the shutters. When she came out upon the porch to shake a cloth, he spoke to her Does the Jan family live here yet ?" he asked. The woman gave a long, slow shake of the head, and said: "The last of the Jan family died three days ago-Miss Priscilla Jan. I was her maid. She was getting on in lifeâ€”sixty years oldâ€”and a delicate body always but I think she would have lived a long while yet if she hadn't had an acci- dent. Her carriage was upset by a tipsy coach- man, and she was hurt and shaken. The shock to her nerves killed her, the doctor said. That's her miniature when she was a girl, over the mantel, if you'd step in and look." Ruben stepped in, and saw Priscilla, in white and red, smiling at him from the chimney-piece. It was a good likeness. Could she really be dead? He staggered back and seated himself on the sofa. "And she never married?" he said, speaking aloud unconsciously. No, sir," said the maid, believing herself ad- dressed. She never married. Such a pretty girl, you'd not believe it. She had offers, but they did not suit her. Once she told me, sitting just there, sir, where you sit, the Christmas after her parents died, why they did not. She was fond of a young gentleman once, but be came and went and never said a word, and, as she believed, never oared for her. She cried and cried of nights, but told no one, and she lived single until she was forty. Then one day, when she was up in the garret, she found a pair of red silk pockets in an old box. She had missed the pockets. They used I to wear-'em, outside. fjir., which seems funny now, I She had missed them, and never guessed" where they 'd gone, but, somehow, they'd been- dropped into the box that was carried up garret that very night. She'd not seen them for twenty years, r.nd she took them out and turned them over, and a letter fell into her lap. "It was se?led, and it had her name on it, and when she read it she found it was an offer from II this young gentleman, An offer, sir, that she would have sa.id 11 Yes" to, and thankful. She knew that, being bashful, he had slipped it into her pocket, and it had been lost with it, of coxirse. I cried at first, Martha,' she said, but after- wards I was glad, for I knew now we had loved each other. It was too late to answer it even if I hid known where he was but I hoped some tÃœ:,e he might come back aDd know the truth. He wit! never know now, iVartha,' she said, unless wo meet in heaven.' And I put the little packets, with the letter in them, under her head i i the cofhn, as she bade me. Sort of like a story, isn't it, sir ?" it is very like a story," said my great-uncle. He sat looking at the picture for a Mhiie, and the girl went on. Ihe propeity was left to a charity, all but a legacy to herself, and there way to be an auction next day, and she was cleairiug up for it. And then she begged him to rest himself as long as he pleased, and went about her work. When she had gone, Huben Van Note took the miniature of poor Priecilia Jan from the mantcl- piece and put it into his bosom, and walked &way. Doubtless the maid wondered long whether that respectable old gentleman could have been the thief, or whether some other had come in at the open door in her absence. But Priscilla's pretty face lay against Ruben's heart until it ceased to beat; and I have no doubt that if lovers renew their vows in heaven, these two hearts have met there these two whom the treacherous buckle of the scarlet pockets parted for ever on earth.
A CUSTOM that has existed for four centuries is still maintained in some towns on the Lower Rhine. On Easter Mondayâ€”auction dayâ€”the town crier or clerk oalls all the young people together, and to the highest bidder sells the privilege of dancing with the chosen girl, and her only, during the entire year. The fees flow into the public poor- box. HE alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all the contingencies of life but the fool eon- tends, and is struggling like a swimmer against the stream. LIFE has no wretchedness equal to an ill-assorted marriageâ€”it is the sepulchre of the heart, haunted by the ghosts of past affections and hopes gone for ever.â€”Miss Landon.
THE RECORD OF A TRUE MAN. Robert McPherson had been bred in Aberdeeen for the church, but before he had passed trial as a probationer he was offered a company in his regi- ment of Highlanders by Simon Fraser, which he accepted. On application at headquarters, how. ever, it was found that the captain's commissions had been all disposed of; upon which he was offered a lieutenancy or a compiaincy, whichever he might elect. He chose the latter, and in a very short time he had become an honoured and re- spected comrade of the officers and beloved by the men of the line. After the regiment landed in Nova Scotia, and had gone into active service in every skirmish or battle it was observed that he always put himself on a line with the officers who led the regi- ment. He was asked why he did a thing so foolish. "Ah J" said McPherson, with a solemn shake of the head, be you sure if I thought it was foolish I would not do it. Bat I am a grown man. Look at some of our lieutenants and ensigns and at many of our privates, who arc but boys. They have a right to look to me for example, as well as precept; and I feel it my duty to give it to them. But," he added, when the third passage of dan- ger is made, then I draw back to other duties, for they want no other guide than their own courage after that." During one of the winters spent at Quebec McPherson built him a good wxodea house, which he furnished comfortably, and iu which he bad gathered a respectable soldier's library of choice and valuable books. While he was at dinner, one day with his mess, his house took fire from some unknown cause, and was burned to the ground, together with all its contents. A few mornings afterwards the two sergeant-majors of the two Hsghland regiments there station-id came to him and, having told him how sorry they an were for his great loss, they in form el him that the boys," out of their great love and respect for him, had collected a purse of four hundred guineas, which they begged him to accept. For a little time the chaplain could not speak. At length he wiped away the tears, and sai(I Never in my life have I been 5-0 gratified as I am by this token of love, and kindness, and re- spect but I should for ever think myself un- worthy if I could allow myself to rob our poorly- paid boys of the fruits of their wise and prudent frugality." And he then informed his friends, by the way of smoothing their disappointment, that he was, very fortunately, so circumstanced that he was in no need of pecuniary help. But," he urged ardently give me your love I will take that and prize it." And had it while he liyed.
TNRSTED FOREVEP. -N,l r, S-, is your cus- tomer, D-, a man to be trusted ?" I know of BO one more so. He is to be trusted foreverâ€”ho may" pays."
TIT-BITS. TOTTENHAM IN HIS BOOTS." I heard the expression in my boyhood, anell have heard it many times since, but not until quite recently did I know whence the saying originated. As I found it, so I will give it. There used in olden time to be a rule of order in the Irish Parliament requiring all members to appear, at regular sessions, in full court dress; and in order that the rule might be enforced, a penalty of five hundred pounds was fixed for its infraction. The rule was first broken and thereafter expunged, as follows An important question was being debated be. tween the Governmcnt and the Opposition, touching the application of a sum of sixty thousand pounds then lying unappropriated in the Irish Treasury. The Government members were in favour of giving it to the king, while the Opposition insisted that it should be expended within, and for the benefit of the country. A vote on the question was likely to be taken one day earlier than had been ex. pected and as the forces were very nearly equally divided, it was necessary that there should be no absentees.. Upon looking over the roll and counting noses, it was found by the Opposition that one of their leading men was absent-Charles Tottenham, Esq., of Tottenham Green, County Wexfordâ€”sixty miles distant. A swift messenger was sent to warn him. Mr. Tottenham received the startling intelli- gence just as he was ready tu set forth upon a ride over his estate, clad In a rough home garb; his feet incased in a pair of enormous jack-boots. He hesitated not a moment after he had received the message from his friends he swailed a tumblerful of strong punch, called for his best horse, and set forth. He reached the Parliament House in Dublin covered with mud-for the roads had been in a shocking conditionâ€”and as he leaped from hia saddle he was informed that the all important question was about to be put to vote. So, just as he had left his saddleâ€”in jack-b<Â«ots, mud, and all â€”he forced his way into the vestibule, and towards the inner door, where the Pergeant-at-arms efcopped him, and reported his case to the house. But the speaker dared not refuse a member ad- mittance. He might enforce a penalty, but he could not refuse a constitutional privilege. So, to the utter amazement of the full-dressed members, into their midst, making his way to the front, came Tottenham in his oots I-and 8uch boots But Charles Tottenham voted; and the Opposition carried the day by a majority of exactly one vote I Tottenham paid the fine of X-500, but he was the last of whom the penalty was exacted. His friends quickly made up to him the amount of the fine, and then procured an expungement of the order. Not a great while since I saw, hanging in the studio of a friend, a fine steel engraving of the subject of our sketch-an excellent portrait of Tottenham, in the act of ascending the steps of Parliament House in Dublin, in Ujji nvgb itoma garb, and in-h.i. boots. 0
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