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and its religious superstition and intolerance, dicious modifications. The pervading sweetslightly alleviated by the dawn of a purer ness and purity of its sentiment render it a and milder faith. The novel carries the read- safe and invigorating visitant of the domestic er to the courts of Henry and his contempora- circle.-As respects its characters, materials, ry Alexander of Scotland, and to the inner and general treatment, Mr. Trollope's novel, domestic life of the families of their great | Dr. Wortle's School,” has little in common with nobles, and it portrays with historical fideli- his previous works of fiction, and none of the ty the religious and political events of the marks of his individuality as a writer. In it day, and its social, domestic, ecclesiastical, and he moves in a new world, and among unfamilindustrial characteristics. Its connected pic- iar persons, and with a certain appearance of tures of the life of the people, more especial- strangeness and want of ease. The character ly of such proscribed classes as Jews and her- of Dr. Wortle is drawn with admirable skill etics, of the turbulence and haughtiness of and power. — The remaining novels, Little the nobles, of the position of woman, and Pansy,'by Mrs. Randolph, The Rebel of the of the reformed religious movement that was Family,'' by Mrs. Linton, Nestlenook,"4 by Leonbeginning to make itself felt, are vivid and ard Kip, and Elsie Gordon,15 are quiet, wholeauthentic. This interesting tale is a success- some, and readable tales. ful revival of a momentous period in English history.
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Harris M. Plaisted to have been elected Gov. UR Record is closed on the 19th of Jan 1-ernor.
ary.—The following appropriation bills The Superintendent of the Census reports were passed in Congress during the month: The the total population of the United States and Army Bill, amounting to $26,190,800; House, Territories to be 50,152,356. January 5; and Senate, with amendments cut The British Parliament was opened January ting off about $200,000, January 14. Consular 6. The Queen in her address referred at length and Diplomatic Bill, $1,195,435; Senate, Janu-to the troubles in Ireland, and recommended ary 7. Indian Bill, $4,531,866; House, January the further development of the principles of 11, with clause abolishing the Board of In- the Land Act of 1870 " in a manner conformdian Commissioners. Military Academy Bill, able to the special wants of Ireland, both as $322,135 37; Senate, January 14.
regards the relation of landlord and tenant, 'The House, January 17, directed an inquiry and with a view to effective efforts for giving to be made into the expediency of establishing to a larger portion of the people by purchase a telegraphic postal system by the government a permanent proprietary interest in the soil. of the United States; and also as to the cost This legislation will require the removal for of reproducing facilities for transmitting tele- the purposes in view of all obstacles arising graphic messages equal to those now possess- out of limitations on the ownership of propered by existing corporations, and as to the ex-ty, with due provision for the security of the pediency of operating the same.
interests involved." — The Irish state trials General Nathan Goff, Jun., of West Virginia, were begun in Dublin December 28, before vas nominated and confirmed as Secretary of Lord Chief Justice May and Justices Fitzgerthe Navy, January 6.
ald and Barry. The following United States Senators have The Porte bas communicated to the ambasbeen elected: James G. Fair, Nevada; John F. sadors a fresh note, regretting the warlike prepMiller, California; Thomas F. Bayard, Dela- arations of Greece, which are bringing trouble ware (re-elected); General Joseph R. Hawley, and uncertainty upon the peace of Europe. In Connecticut; 0. D. Conger, Michigan; H. L. order to terminate such a state of affairs, which Dawes, Massachusetts (re-elected); Eugene | is disastrous to both Turkey and Greece, the Hale, Maine; Thomas C. Platt, New York; powers are invited to send instructions to their Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Jolin Sherman, ambassadors at Constantinople for a European Ohio; F. M. Cockrell, Missouri.
conference. The Maine Legislature, January 12, declared In the Spanish Chamber of Deputies, Janu.
ary 16, the Minister of Colonies announced that of the British steamer Farnley off the Denmark the pacification of Cuba was complete.
All bands supposed to liave been lost. The Crown Prince Frederick William, speak January 7.—Thirteen persons burned to death ing at an institution for invalids, January 16, in the Strafford County (New Hampshire) Poorcondemned strongly the anti - Jewish move house. ment.
January 15.—British ship Leonore run into
and sunk off Hartlepool. Nine persons, includDecember 12.—British steamer Garnet, of Lon- ing the captain, drowned. don, wrecked in the North Sea. Seventeen January 16.—News of snow-slides in the persons lost.
Wahsatch Mountains, Utah. Eleven persons December 13.-Japanese coasting steamer killed. foundered in the inland sea. Sixty-four lives
December 22.-In London, England, George December 30.-Report reached London of loss Eliot (Mrs. Cross), the novelist, aged sixty of British steamer Montgomeryshire, from Car- years. diff for Singapore, off the coast of Portugal, December 25.—In Berne, by his own band, M. with crew of thirty persons.
Anderwert, President-elect of the Swiss CouJanuary 3.—Dispatch to Lloyd's from Lisbon federation. stating that the English steamer Harelda, from December 27.-In New York city, Rev. Dr. E. Palermo bound to London, ran into the Span- H. Chapin, aged sixty-six years. ish steamer Leon, from Liverpool for Manila, December 30.-In Boston, Massachusetts, Epes twelve miles from Cape Roca. Both vessels Sargent, author, aged sixty-six years. sank. Nine Englishmen and fourteen Span January 1.-In Paris, France, Louis Auguste iards were landed at Lisbon. Nothing is known Blanqui, the noted Communist, aged seventyof the fate of the rest.
January 4.-Ten women and children burn January 4.-In Wilmington, North Carolina, ed to death by a fire in the rear tenement- Right Rev. Thomas Atkinson, D.D., LL.D., house 35 Madison Street, New York.
Bishop of North Carolina, aged seventy-three January 5.-News reached London of the loss | years.
eral John C. Breckinridge, who, it is said, dent. In response to several inquiries on the related it himself not long before his death. subject of the running track, from a party He was talking to some friends of his own ca- thinking of having his name put up for memreer, and speaking of the many kindnesses hebership, Mr. Travers replied, generally, that had received at the hands of his people, and the while on account of its shortness and sharp many compliments paid him by his admirers. angles it was not a particularly fast track, still He added that he had recently heard of a com it was “fair," and added, in conclusion, "Well, pliment paid him during the war by an old I w-will t-tell you how f-f-fast it is: t-t-t'other Kentucky farmer, which he believed he valued day I ran a h-b-half-mile q-q-quicker than I can as much as any he ever received. It was the t-t-tell you about it." custom during the war, as indeed it has always been, for the country people to come into the ALICK THOMPSOX, of Virginia, tells a story county town on Saturday afternoon to hear illustrative of the peculiar vernacular of the and tell the news. At a meeting of this char- people among whom he was born, and of their acter, in some store in Richmond, Kentucky, special capacity for giving evidence in a court just after the battle of Chickamauga, one of of justice in a compact, accurate, and picturthe gentlemen said that he had heard some esque style. Some time ago he chanced to be news, and being bidden to tell it, said, “I did visiting at a county seat in Virginia, and was hear that thar has been a most powerful fight courteously invited by the Commonwealth's down in Tennessee, and they says that for a attorney to come into the court-room on the long time it went mighty agin our folks, but following morning, with the assnrance that a that then Mr. Brackinridge came forrard and witness would testify in a murder case then asked the privilege of the field for just fifteen min- pending. He entered the court-room, and utes, and they do say that he slew thirty thou- speedily after his arrival a witness was called, sand !"
who advanced to the stand with such a jaunty Kentuckians are nothing, if not parliament- air of self-assurance, and who kissed the book ary.
with such loud-sounding confidence, that he
was sure this must be "his man.” His judgA FRESH little anecdote of that most genial ment was not incorrect. gentleman, Mr. William R. Travers, who had “Mr. Williamson," asked the Commonbeen speaking of the advantages of the Raquet wealth's attorney, “do you know anything
of the killing which took place at Robertson's and informed the Speaker that he had not store last month ?"
addressed the Chair; to which Mr. Speaker “Know anything !" was the response; “I replied: "I thought you did; I saw you were were thar."
standing up.” The house came down, as did “Then tell the Court and jury," said the at the boots. torney, “what you know."
The witness planted himself more firmly on JUDGE CALDWELL, of North Carolina, at one both feet, glanced around upon his auditors, time was obliged to call upon an old darky to and thus delivered himself: “Well, you see, open his court. It was evidently the first time Mr. Roberson were a-sittin' in the back part of he had acted in the capacity of bailiff. He be
gan: “Oh yes! ohi
Caldwell retorted immediately, “That's right, my man; that's right: if there ever was a Court that needed the mercy of God, it's this one."
Poor Artemus Ward! In our day there has been no more delightful bumorist. When he died, the press of England and America was filled with tributes to his memory. In New York a meeting of newspaper folk was held,
at which it was reWAIVING THE QUESTION. “Does 'e kick ?"
solved that his "Kick! Why, Jim, I'll jes tell you. I wouldn't part with him if I wasn't sick."
really and truly be his store a-playin' of his fiddle, not a-thinkin' perpetuated. The manner in which this was of bein' stobbed, nor nuthin' of the kind, when done is amusingly told in the following, from in come Mr.Johnson, and then and thar stobbed a Boston friend : him; then he guthered a bung-starter, cleaned out “A few summers since I passed a week's vathe crowd, lipped the palin', and clared heself.” cation at Waterford, Maine, and during my visit
went to the village grave-yard to view the final WHEN Judge Woods, who has just been ap- resting-place of Artemus Ward. With some pointed a Justice of the United States Supreme trouble I found the grave, there being nothing Court, was Speaker of the Ohio Legislature, about the plain white slab to distinguish it twenty-one years ago, his ready wit and strong from many similar ones around. While thinksense made him very popular. On one occa- ing and wondering that no monument bad ever sion a rural statesman entered the hall with been erected to the humorist, a countryman lis No. 12 brogans covered with the soil of his approached, to whom I said, “My friend, can native hills, and taking his seat, placed his feet you tell me why it is that “ Artemus” never on his desk, one boot on the toe of the other. has had a monument erected to his memory"' The Speaker's eye was at once attracted to the Well, stranger, I guess I kin,' was the reply. statesman, and he called out, “The gentleman 'You see, arter Artemus died, three or four from -;" which partially awakened our hundred printer fellers down in New York city friend, who peered out from behind his boots, got together and passed some beautiful reso
lutions, saying that Artemus should have a a desperate fight, in which the English frigate monument, and they would pay for it then became a wreck upon the water, Captain Daand there; and then they took up a collection, cres came on board the Constitution and offered which amounted to twenty dollars and sixty his sword to Hull, who was waiting to shake cents, so I'm told; and since then this town hands with him, “No, no," said Hull, “I will hain't seen either the monument or the mon not take a sword from one who knows so well ey; but, stranger, we did get a copy of the reso how to use it; but I will trouble you for that
Nor long ago a young lady of Philadelphia At the opening of his book, Mr. Lossing dewas spending her vacation in Norwich, New scribes brietly the battle of Lexington in 1775, York, and during a conversation with her, and the gathering, three days afterward, of a which naturally turned upon the city of her motley, undisciplined arny of fulltwenty thouadoption, the subject of the Quaker residents sand men at Cambridge, with all sorts of arms, thereof was mentioned. “Soon after I went dressed in all sorts of clothing, forming a most to Philadelphia to live," she said, “I became grotesque appearance, and almost every body quite intimately acquainted with a nice old assuming the right to be captain. This was lady, a former Quakeress, who had changed the call to arms: her manner of worship. I was enthusiastically
Come ont, ye Continentallers ! telling her one day how much I liked the
We're going for to go Quakeresses; what a charming simplicity was To fight the red-coat enemy, theirs; how quiet they appeared; what a se
Who're very cute, you know. rene spirituality, so far removed from all earth
Now shoulder arms! Eyes right, and dress ! ly taint, shone in their faces. Looking at me Front! (Dave, pull up your hose.) with a kindly smile, the old ladly replied, “That Step! whoop! That's slick. Now carry arms! is all very nice and sweet to think about, but
(Mike Jones, turn out your toes.) when they look like that, they are just a-boiling Charge bagnet! That's your sort, my boys! iuside!” She knew. She had “ been there."
Now quick time. March! That's right:
If they were but in sight.
Bill Sneezer, keep your canteen down;
We're going for to travel. ana, during a recent trial for divorce that came
Capting, I wants to halt a bit; before him. The case seemed to be quite clear My shoe is full of gravel. and simple, and he was about to order a decree, when he noticed the daughter of oue of the No wonder, having written“The Wonderful parties, and requested her to come forward, One-hoss Shay," take the stand, and be sworn. He asked her
That was built in such a logical way a few unimportant questions, and granted the
It ran a hundred years to a day, divorce. At the dinner table one of the comsel asked if it was necessary that the young that Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, laving a Jady should testify. “Well, no," said the judge, fondness for carriage-building, should be electsmiling; “but I saw that she had a new bon- ed a member of the Carriage Builders' National net, and was striving to show it, and I con- Association, and that he should have addresscluded to give her a better opportunity by ed them at their annual meeting at Chicago putting her on the stand.”
the following more than one-hoss letter:
GENTIEMEN, -I am sorry that I can not slip over into In Mr. Benson J. Lossing's Story of the Unit
the meeting at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Chicago next ed States Navy, for Boys, just published by Har- Thursday evening; but the stride would be a long one, per and Brothers, are many pleasant anec and the only vehicle I was ever concerned in building dotes growing out of our early naval history. went to pieces one day very suddenly. Besides, I am just Before the war of 1812, Captains Hull and Da
now working in harness as a lecturer, and if I should bolt cres were personal acquaintances, their ships College vehicle to which I am attached. I must therefore
or run away, I do not know what would become of the happening to be together in the Delaware. content myself with wishing the company a good time, The captains met at a party, and had some everybody happy, and not one sulky. conversation in regard to the merits of their
Yours, very truly,
0. W. HOLMES. respective navies. Hull was lively and goodhumored. When they spoke of what would THE Mormous are strict observers of the happen if, in the event of war, they should come Sabbath. While I was living in a remote setin collision, Hull said, “Take care of that ship tlement, where it was difficult to procure laof yours if I ever catch hier, in the Constitution." bor, I had occasion for the services of the only
Dacres laughed, and offered a handsome bet carpenter in the place. He said that he was that if they ever did meet as antagonists, his under an engagement to Brother - to friend would find out his mistake. Hull re-work by the day, but that he would ask to bo fused a money wager, but ventured to stake let off for an hour or two. So we called upon on the issuema hat. Years after this, the con- Brother H—, who was told by the carpenter jectured encounter did occur; and when, after that if he woulā not allow him the time, lie
would be obliged to take the Lord's time for was low in her mind. She sat brooding for the job. Brother H considered the mat some time, and then cried out, “Oh, Aunt ter for a moment or two, and then replied: S -, would you grant me a great favor ?”
“Well, Brother E -, I think, on the whole, The aunt threw her work down, and eagerly you'd better take it out of the Lord's time, for replied: "Certainly, my darling. What is it ?
I reckon He is a good
And then the young deal the most forgiv
lady, in her sweeting of the two."
est tones, said, “I
want that photoIn a city of Central
graph man's head in New York live a phy
a charger." sician and his wife who are near three
THE city of Salem, score and ten. Re
Massachusetts, has cently a girl applied
the reputation of beto the lady for a sit
ing a kind of moderuation. The doctor
ate, leisurely place, was present during
the paradise of rethe interview. After
tired and respectasome conversation,
ble merchants and the applicant said
ship-masters, and a that she especially
good deal behind the desired a place where
times. The neighshe could stay—that
boring city of Lynn her chief object was
has just the opposite to get permanent emIT'S A LONG LANE THAT TAKES PLENTY
reputation—a wideployment. The lady
awake, go-ahead, acsaid that if the girl
tive city. There bas gave satisfaction, after trial, she would, of been for many years some feeling of rivalry course, keep her.
between the two cities, and this fact will give “Well,” said the applicant, rising to go, “I point to the circumstance that follows. don't suppose it would be worth wbile to come, A Mr. S—, of Lynn, was ill of typloid anyhow: you both seem pretty old.”
fever, during which he was delirious, his “ You might stay till the funeral !" shouted the thoughts assuming all sorts of fantastic shapes doctor, as she retired.
and curious combinations. One day he aston
ished his attendants by breaking out in this A young lady from Boston went some time way: “Isn't it a queer circumstance that the ago to be photographed. She was staying Christians in the earliest days of the Church with a loving aunt, and being in rather deli- always went to meeting in wheelbarrows ?" cate health, was the object of that relative's And he at once added the remark: “But the affectionate solicitude. At the appointed time queerest thing of all is that Salem is the only the pictures bad not come, and the young lady place where that custom is still continued."