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ONLY A f,OGK OF 11 AIR.'
I thuunut from Uetsoy Jnno to steal
Ono Koldiiii curl uwuv, '
To phtc It ni'.xt my tlirolitilnir heart,
Anil wear It nhrht and (lav.
Ami ho, whilst sho In slumbor lay,
1 stole liusl h hor elialr.
Ami io ichc'il my Imitil in eestaey
To touch hor shlnuiK hair.
Hut oh! how shall I tell tho title?
Kiom o r my Ib'tsey's head.
Ono uioiiicnt, and that wealth of curl
Most Hutlilonly had lied.
In Bhcor alTrlnht 1 Bcrivunod, " Alas I
What Modoc worse than IV"
And HctHoy Juno Just t lion awoke,
And pIoicimI mo with her eve.
Oh, lovo," oiled I, " prny what Is this
TliHt 1103 upon tlio iloor'r"
Crlo I sho, In rajfo. " Ketone, rash man,
And wi.no horo ifverinorol'
Young men, ynunjr men, take my advloo:
Whatever else you do,
flout steal a look of koUIoii hair,
Lost you tho out utiould iuo.
A DAUUIITEK WOKTIl 1I.VYINU.
ll!ii-rnv Milla Imci f.iilml!" nuiil Mra .
Smithson, ono chilly spring evening,
us she r:m in to see lior next door
neighbor ami intimate friend, Mrs.
James. " Aly husband just came liomo,
and ho s:us that what wo supposed to
bo a rumor only, is a sad Jat; tlio as
signment was mado yesterday. J throw
on a shawl and ran over to tell you.
Tlioy tiro to keep tho house undur some
sort of an arrangement, hut they have
discharged all their servants,, anu what
in the world tho Millsos will do, Airs.
.James, with Airs. Mills' invalid habits,
and Miss Helena, with hor dainty ways
and roliuud bringing up. is more
than 1 know;" and pretty, shallow Airs.
Smithson looked at her nerve-loving
friend and neighbor with the air of an
opieuro roganlmg some favorite dish.
" 1 heard all about it last evening,"
said Mrs. James, adjusting the pink
ribbon at tho throat of hor black silk
dinner-dress, "and this morning 1 pro
suined upon our consulship so far as to
drive over and see how tlioy were pet
ting along. And really, Mrs. Smithson,
you will bo surprised when 1 tell you
that, although 1 oxpootod to find the
family in great confusion and distress, 1
never saw them in such a comfortable
way, and in such good spirits. Tho
worst was over, of courso, and they had
all settled into the new order of tilings
as naturally as could bo. My cousin,
Mrs. Mills, was sitting, as calm as you
please, up there in her sunny morning
room, looking so fresh and dainty as
she ate her crisp toasjt and sipped hot
' Our comfortable and cozy appear
ance is all duo to Helena,' said 'she.
' That dear child, has taken the helm. I
HOVOt llMttUO,l ul.O lltl MO l11tlC OXUOIIk
tive ajiil ty. Wo wero quito broken
down tit first, but she made her father
go over all tho details of his business
with her, and they found that by dis
posing of Helena s grand piano, tho
paintings and slabs, and costly bric-a-brac
hor father had always indulged
her in buying, we could pay dollar lor
dollar, and so keep tho house. My
husband's old friend, Mr. Bartlott, who
keeps the art store, you know, and
who has always taken a great interest
in Helena, bought back tho paintings,
statuarj, vases, oto., at a small dis
count, and Barker, who sold us tho
piano a year ago or so, and who is au
other old friend, and knew, of courso,
just how wo wero situated, took it back,
deducting only twonty-livo dollars.
" 4 Helena has justgono into the kitch
en. What she will do thore I don't know;
but she says sho needs the exorcise,
that she has not attended tho cooking
school hero in the city for nothing, and
that so long as tho 'moals aro served
regularly and properly, and tho lioilso
is keep m good order" her father and I
aro not to worry.' Alter sho told mo
that, l drew my call to a close, and ran
down into my cousin's kitchen to see
her dainty daughter there. And what
do on think!' 1 found that girl at tho
sink, with her sleoves rolled up, an im
mense water-proof apron on, washing a
' Washing a kellleV ropoatcd Mrs.
Smithson, holding up both her soft,
white hands in unmeasured astonish
ment. "Yes, Mrs. Smithson, washing a
great, black, greasy iron kettle that
meat had been boiled in. and that had
been left unwashed and gummy when
tho cook loft. And, do you know? sho
wavlaughing over it all", and saying to
hor youngest brother, who stood near
by, ihat site really liked it, for sho now
felt sho was making horself useful."
"Tho idea! Liking to wash kettles!"
and the two lino ladies looked at each
other in open-eyed wonder.
"It seems to mo as if Helena Mills
was trying to mako tho best of her
father's altered fortunes, and was sim
ply doing hor duty in tho promises,"
spoke Miss Carlton, Ida Juntos' s new
drawing teacher, who was that evening
engaged in giving hor pupil a lesson on
the o,posito sido of tho center-table.
She spoko earnestly and yet in amodost
way, and it being tho vogue in New
City just then to patronizo Miss Carl
ton, the pretty and accomplished gradu
ate from Yassar, tho two ladies looked
at her amhibly, and sho went on:
"Somebody must wash the kettles,
and it is alwavs best, when one has a
disagreeable duty to perform, to do it
not only at once, but cheerfully."
"Yes. perhap3," replied Mi's. Smith
sou, "but how could a young girl of
real native rolinoment" (both sides of
the Smithson family wero of tho "old
stock") "tako so kindly to washing
pots and kettles? Tho fact of it is, poo-
t)l o havo boon mistaken in Helena Mills.
She tiovorpossossed that innate gentili
ty alio has had credit for. But Jtytlry
ono (iritis thoir level sooner or lafct
Thuso two women having thus sum
marily disposeil of Helena Mills socially,
they rcj eateil their belief that the love
ly and dutiful young girl had how
lound her proper lovolovor and over in
their sot until it was the common talk
in New City. Miss Carlton, in her
round of professional calls among tho
so-called elite, was eiitert lined in near
ly ovury household with tho information
that, Helena Mills had given up ho
studios even, and gono into the kitchen
to work "and, if you'll bolievo it, she
likia it!" Then would follow rolloc
tions upon tho natural ability and bias
of mind of a voting woman who was
"fond of washing dishes."
'This sensible accomplished little
drawing toucher was tho only one to bo
found, who minglod in the "upper cir
cles" of Now City, who said a word
cither in praiso or defense of Helena
Mills' new vocation. Miss Carlton al
ways and everywhere protested that tho
young girl's courso vas not only praise
worthy, but beautiful. Sho mainta'nod
that every woman, young or ohl, high
or low, who took upon herself tho labor
of elevating tho much-abused as well as
despised vocation of housework upon
which the comfort of ovory homo de
ponds to a lino art was a public bene
factor. Miss Carlton's friends all listened ami
laughed, and then went on with their
senseless and malicious tirade. Sho
was heartily glad when her engage
ments in Now City wore ended, and she
was obliged to move in such "select"
sooioty, whoso ideas wero always a
mere echo of opinion no matter how
trivial anil foolish which had boon ox
pressed by a few of its more wealthy
Mrs. Dr. Forbes, nee Miss Carlton,
had heard very little about New City
society for live years. But having occa
sion to pass through tho place on tho
cars lately she treated herself to a little
gossipy chat with tho conductor, whom
she had known as a Now City gallant.
" There is no particular news, Mrs.
Forbes," said ho, " unless it is the en
gagement of Helena Mil's to young
Lawver Bartlott, son of Colonel James
Bartlett, you remember, owner of the
big comer art store. A capital choice
tho young squiro has made, too. She's
as good as gold, and everybody says
she's tho best girl in tho city. She's a
perfect lady, withal, and treats every
do h well. Not a bit of nonsense or
shoddy- about her. Why, bless you,
Mrs. Forbes, when her father failed in
'75 she took ontiro chargcof tho family,
and she has managed tho house over
"Hor father is now in business again
for himself; and employs more men
than evpr. Her motherwho had been
an invalid" for joars, was forced by
Hc'ona'a examplo to try and oxort haiv
wolf ho ivt to sliaro hur liwi;litt-' bur
den to some extent. As a result of tho
new, active li to she has followed, sho
lost all her ailments, and is now a hap-
Ey, hearty, healthy woman. Helena's
rothers have grown up to be line,
manly, helpful lellows, and tho whole
family aro bettor oil" every way than
ever before. As things wore going on
boforo Mr. Mills' failure, tho whole
Jamily wore in danger of being spoiled
by too much luxury.
"There was a great deal of talk at
first among the big-bugs about Helena's
'pots and kettles,' and they used to say
sho has found her true 'level.' I al
ways thought there was a spico of mal
ico'in their talk, for the girts of hor.sct
envied her beauty and accomplish
ments. I am rather fond of tolling
thorn now that Helena Mills has found
her 'level' in the richest, most inlluon
tial, and just the best family in Now
They Know, You Know.
Yesterday a Woodward Avenue gro
cer selected a roll of the choicest butlor
in market and placed it at his door
with the sign: " Pleaso taste." Along
camo a citizen in about two minutes,
and after carefully examining the roll
ho put a bit of it in his mouth, spat it
out in groat disgust and said:
"Icaugivo you my opinion of that
miserable stuff in a York second! You
may fool some folks on oleomargarine,
but" 1 can tell it a block away."
"Then ou don't like it?'1
"Like it! Why, a pound of that would
kill a man!"
The second man lifted up tho roll,
smolled all around it, and finally put a
crumb into his mouth.
" Pretty fair article, isn't it?" quoried
" Well, yes, though th ore's a trillo too
much lard in it. Not going to keep the
stull' for sale, aro you?"
"1 wouldn't either. Faugh! How
that lardy taste sticks to my tongue!"
In tho courso of an hour seven wor
thy citizens of acknowledged taste sam
pled tlio butter and turned from it witli
disgust. At one time two men almost
camo to blows because ono called it
buttorino, and the othor knew it was
oleomargarine. When the fun began
to grow monotonous the sign was
changed to: "New arrival of gilt
edged," and tho first man who tasted
ordered ten pounds to bo sent home
right oil'. DUrait Free Press.
Miss .Jennie Young, tho American
lady known as the author of a volume
on "Tho Ceramic Art," and of some
oxccllont nowspaper correspondence,
has been lecturing in Dumfries, Scot
land, upon Hunts and his work. MUs
Young pleasantly illustrated hor clover
address by singing in a charming man
ner several of tho poet's songs.
"Putty" colored hose aro worn in
Charlmuso is a now shadoof a goldon
Pointo d'Aurlllao is a now and fash
ionable silk lace.
Tho tevival of chocks and plaids
amounts to a rago.
Chinese embroidery is much used for
adorning whito cashmero tea gowns.
Tlio shape of tho jorsoy is 'closely
followed in tho cut of tho latest bodlco
Ombre ribbons aro tho nowost in mil
linory, and Algerian scarfs aro tho
latest in sashes.
Some of tho now costumes for tho
promeuado aro exceedingly masculine
in appearance. ,
Bonnet crowns of gold colorod gau.o
plush, embroidered in amber beads,
aro very handsome.
Firolly necklaces of French gold and
enamel now oncirclo tho throats of tho
fair daughters of fashion.
Tho pilgrim polonaise, loosoly dolin
ing tho llguro, will bo a very popular
overdress for tho spring season.
Tho Marguerite sleovo, pulled at tlio
armholo and at tho elbow, appears on
somo of tho nowly imported French cos
tumos. Tho largo "Rol do Homo" collars
will bo worn the coming soason. Tlioy
aro made of whito batisto and cdgoil
with rullles of lace.
Largo wreaths of shaded roses, car
nations, poach blossoms, clusters of
fruit and cascades of laco adorn spring
bonnets and round hats.
Tho fanoy for sticking gilt ornamonts
through the hair, after the manner of
Japaneso ladins, is a growing oeeontric
ity. Tho Japanese coilluro is eminently
becoming to ladies with oval faces.
The " Jollalabad " and satin-striped
Algerian shawls will be greatly in favor
for evening and summer wrais. Theso
garments will entirely replace tho
shawls of zephyr wool, which aro now
passe. Ar. i'. 1'osi.
A Pocket Kingdom.
If you would like to sco a pookot edi
tion of a little kingdom a tiny littlo
kingdom, witli a real livo King aud
Queen, with lackeys in livery thicker
than rooks in England then come to
Wijrtemburg, of which Stuttgart is tho
capital. Horo you will find the littlo
volume, gilt-edged, " bound in calf"
fresh, as it wero. from the press to bo
looked at, but not for sale, not even
handled. Even the Emperor William
could not trade for it, neither has ho
monoy enough in his pocket or in tlio
D.mo'Savings Bank to purchase it as a
dainty toy, or a rare souvenir, to place
on his library table or among his collec
tion of bric-a-brac. Wo hear of tho
lung of Italy, the King of Spain, tho
King of Prussia, tho King of Belgium,
and of Norway and Sweden, ami va
rious other Kings, but whon wo hear of
tho King of Wurtomburg, nino Amori
oiiiis out of ton for Amoriun Lt nuaviy
1,000 milos away como to a stmic
still in thoir geographical knowlodgo
and naturally inqu re, "Whore Is
Wurtomburg?" It will be doubtful
if you can find it on one of tho
school atlases. Find a mat) of Europe
that will cover the side wall of a small
bedroom, .and i on will probably find
Wurtomburg occupying tho space of
what appears a small township, fitting
in like tho section of child's pttzzlo be
tween . tho numerous duchies and
principalities that help form the
Gorman confederation. Tho Wurtombur
ger's claim that their kingdom
contains J1G5 square miles of ter
ritory, which is a square milo
for every day in tho year, but
tho neighboring duchies who aro
jealous qt tho kingdom which makes
their own titles so insiguilicant, nty
that !5(!f is a gross exaggeration of its
real size and that a good pedestrian
will easily walk around it in twenty
four hours. The kingdom has about
1,800,001), inhabitants. It is indeed a
small kingdom, but what it lacks in
sio it makes up in putting on a grand
show of royalty.
Tho King and Queen reside in Stutt
gart through tho winter, and they livo
in as much style and grandeur as did
over Louis XIV. in tlio Ttn'leries at
Paris. Tito palace, which is said to bo
ono of. tho liuest in Gormany, forms
threo sides of a square, and is nearly as
largo as the Louvre, in Paris, which it
resembles in architecture. It contains
over 5100 rooms in addition to its vast
halls and corridors. Theso rooms, of
course, aro all elegantly furnished, and
ate ovorllowing with wealth in tlio shapo
of rare paintings, statuary, bronzes and
vast collections of costly brio-a-brao and
objects of vertu. Within a stone's
throw of tho new pahi'-e, as it is called,
although built about 10U years ago, is
tho oldcastlo or palace, an iminonso
building witli high round towers at
each of its four corners, and evidently
constructed with the intention of its be
ing a placo of rcfugo and a fortress for
defense during the old Gorman wars.
It wits built over UoOyears ago by ono
of the ancestors of the jirosent King and
was occupied by tho royal fain ly until
the now palaco was built. At present
it sorvos as au appendix, witli cook
house, servants' uuartors, lavatory,
etc., for tho royal palace. At tho
right of the palace and extending a
distance of two miles io the village of
Cann-statt is the King's park, an olo
Kant stretch of woods, which is tho
King's private property, although open
to tho public. This park is beautifully
embellished its whole length, and made
us attractive as great wealth ami taste
can possibly make it. Its macadamized
walku and drives uro adorned with line
statuary, its lisli ponds are full of beau
tiful and rare tish, and on the quiet
waters of its arlilicial akes all varieties
of swan aud water fowl aro to bo seen.
Our Young Haulers.
LOOKING THROUGH CROOKED
An elf llvod In a tinttorouu,
And. waklnjr after dawn,
Ho donned his golden spectacles,
And Hiopped out on tlio lawn.
' Dour 1110," said he, '
" 1 scarce eatt see,
Tho sunbeams shlno so orookodlyl"
Ho met a merry tiumblo-beo
Within the clover nay,
Who buzzed "Oood-mornlnjfl" In his ear
" It Is a pleasant day."
" Don't sponlc to mo,
until you trim your wJiiksI" cried he.
Ho met a irallimt nmsshopper,
Aud thus neeostcil him:
"Why don't you wearyourirreencoat stralKht,
Aud look In better trim
It frets me quite,
Install a pllxht,
To have you Hold-folk In my HlKht"
Ho saw au airy drajton-lly
Float o'er Hie meadow-rail:
" Prny stop. Hlr Driurou-tly I" lid erlod;
- bo uosiiio uown you sail,
The sluht wilt ma'co
My poor head actio;
Fly stralKht, or toil within tho broke.'
Then n wlso owl, upon tho tree,
llllnked his Krcnt, staruuroyot
"To lolk In crooked cpoctaeles
Tho whole world looks awry.
To-wh tt to-wheol
To-whool" siild he,
"Many such folk 1'vo lived to sco."
MMtia Hartley tiwclt, m St. A(rufM.
ABOUT TUB SOLITARY BUBS.
'nfirnlpf, I'liluiWtoriT iiikI I.riir-i'ilttpr.
One of tho surest indications of tho
approach of sprint is when tho boos
begin to venture abroad. Tlioy attempt
short lllghts, and if tlioy hud a fow
stray, .puny ilowors, tlioy seek them,
'To find their honey dreams In vain,
And teobiy jni Iwuk to their hives lurnln."
Moat young pooplo know a great deal
about the sveutt bees that livo in the
hive, but not so much about the solitary
species 'that begin and finish every
part of thoir wonderful nost without
assistance of any sort, whilo the hlvo
bees labor for ono common end, bring
ing thoir beautiful work to its comple
The solitary bees constituto a very
interesting part of tho insect kingdom,
and they are not behindhand in their
ingenuity and skill. Lot mo tell you of
somo of tho homes which they mako for
tho protection of their young, and you
can see for yoursolves how very curious
Wo will tako first the littlo carpenter
or "violet bee," so called because of tho
beautiful coloring upon her wings. But
her workmanship is muoh more to bo
admired than her beauty of color. Her
homo is a sort of tunnel, or several tun
nels, in some pioeo of wood which lias
been softened by decay, and which,
when finished, is twelve times tho length
of hor body, chiseled out as smoothly as
if by tho tool of au experienced work
man, (and is it not? for it is really
much easier for tho beo to build her nost
than iur u carpontor tq Jmlld a house,
ovon though Jui biilds nmny, ml ulio
After the tunnel is prepared it is
divided into separate colls of an inch in
depth. And what do you think tho
partition is made of that divides thorn?
A very insocuro ono for a house of
yours, you would say, and yet it is ex
actly suited to the boo's purpose: noth
ing more or less than sawdust cement
ed sawdust! Sometimes sho prefers
tho littlo chippings which aro made by
the excavation, collecting them as sho
works, by the sido of her nest, for fut
ure use; but when sho is all through
with her work there is never a chip to
bo seen anywhere! Theso pieces of
wood, when used, aro cemented to
gether so as to form such a durable
shelf that it is as solid as if but one
piece, though roally in many frag
ments. Now, that our littlo beo architect has
finished hor home, she places there her
Jirst egg, and over it tho pollen of Mow
erswhich, you know, is tlio lino dust
of their stamens making it into a soft
paste by tho usu of honoy. This paste
is nearly an inch high for sho knows
exactly how much the young grub will
need before it can tako care of itsolf.
This again is covered with the cement
ed coifing, which serves for tlio next
chamber in this little house. So sho
goes on until sho has completed ton or
twolvo cells, each containing an egg.
Tho main entrance is then closed by a
wall of tho same material.
Having done all this, tho knowing
mother loaves the rest for Nature to do,
and very soon tho perloot little boo ap
pears in this comfortable nursery. Of
course, the first coll contains tho first
living occupant. But how is it to get
out of its prison hedged in as it is?
When tho carpenter built tho nest, seo
how admirably thisoinorgonoy was pro
vided for. If you could examine tho
cells, you would find at tho bottom of
each a hole bored, and waiting for tho
exit of each now-oomorwhen it is ready
to como forth.
As wo havo said, the violet beo makes
but one nost, and vet it is as beautifully
finished as if she had made a thousand
-and without a pattorn, too! Yes, but
there is Ono who told hor just what to
do, and sho obeyed tho teaching, is lie
not a wonderful Cod?
Now lot us turn to tho poppy bee, an
other of the solitary workers, and one
who is emphatically an upholsterer
for she not only, by her great skill and
ingenuity, makes hor nest, but thor
oughly lurnishes it. An old writorsays
of this nn.it, comparing it with our own
" Itoynl cradles, lined with down,
Ily plume surmounted, or by orown?
Ah I ttieru aio cliambers In the earth,
Wbh a cradle in o ieh dwelling,
Furnished lor a humble birth,
Vetall your woikmiUiHlilp o.oolllntf
Far us tho lily's robo n gold
Outshone hlu? Solomon's of old I"
And it is so; her work is so interesting,
and tho drapery so showy which sho se
lects, that nils' littlo upholsterer Is
greatly distinguished. Tho only tfiato
rial which shotfsoa in tho adornmont of
her nest is tho potals or leaves of tho
scarlet Hold poppy, which aro vory
beautiful, as you know. This gives hor
tho name of ''poppy beo."
But I have not told you how this nost
is formed. A hole Is dug in thoground
about throo inches (loop, gradually wid
ening as it descends, tint 4 it assumes
tho form of a small tlask. ins.do this
excavation it is uniform and polished,
in order to prepare it for tho tapestry
with which it is to bo hung, and which
is tho next stop In tho work. Then tho
architect begins at tho bottom, laying
threo or four leaves, ono above 'tho
other, and arotlnd tho Bides t horo aro
novor less than two; and to fill in tho
crovices, sho prepares small oval pieces,
soizerf them between her legs and con
voys them to tho spot, and if tho piece
is too largo, sho outs oil" what is not
needed and throws tho shreds away.
If wo wero to do this, tho loaf would
shrivel up undor our hands; but tho beo
understands it bettor than wo do and
knows well how to spread tho pieces
sho uses and havo thorn as smooth as
And now that our poppy boo lias hung
tho little chambor with this gorgeous
drapery and sho uses it very lavishly,
too, for sho even carries it beyond tho
ontranco she tills it to tho dopth of
half an inch with pollen mixed with
honey. In this full storo-houso, which
she has prepared for hor young, shfc
leaves an o:g, and over ft sho folds
down most carefully theso beautiful
scarlet petals from above! Tho upper
part is tlicn lilled with earth.
How very much allvo must this littlo
mother bo to tho beautiful In color whon
sho prepares such delioalo hangings for
hor ollspring; and oven if they cannot
appreciate this, in the darkness of their
nursery , ono thing they do know, and
that is tho store of honoy so tenderly
prepared for their uso.
And now wo aro wondoriug what hot
motive can bo in this choice of poppy
potals for her nost. But why may no
a boo seo warmth ami brightness aurt
cheer in this selection as well as wo?
At any rate, tlioy must havo a very ri
lined taste. If wo woro only a poppy
bee, wo should know all about it,
Tho roso-lcaf cuttor is another won
der worker in upholstery. Naturalists
havo long noticed this boo, So extraor
dinary is her nest that it is said of a
French gardener, in digging ono up,
that ho was sure that it must bo tho
work of a magician! If you look at tho
rose-bushes In tho summer you will seo
certain leaves out of whioh have been
cut ono or more pico 'S of a circular
form, as smoothly and with as groat
regularity as if done with a pair of
scissors. Theso cuttiusrs hIiow tho sois-'
sor-liko jaw of the boo that has boon at
work there. It would be a pleasant
thing to watch this busy littlo body at
her cutting-out, and thon to follow her
as sho carries hor work homo to somu
old wtiU or ttost whoruvqr It la, it is in
tlio torm of a ovJiiidrioal ' IioJ.i. iivoji-
vated. It you can find It, you ann
for yourself this wondorful leaf-lined
nest, six to ton inches deep in tho
ground, tho colls about the size of a
thimble and about that shapo, lined
with these bits of roso-loavos from
nino to twelve piocos in each, ono in
sorted in tho othor like a row of tum
blersand as each is finished she makes
a sortof " rose-colored consorvo" of tho
pollen and honoy from Ilowors and tho
Thon comes tho ogg, placed in this
labyrinth of sweets. This littlo pro
vider covers it all over with three or
nioro nieces of loaf, cut in a circlo " as
truly accttrato as compasses could de
scribe," room being lott above this in
genious cover for another coll. Our
upholsterer thus works until her nurs
ery tunnel is completely lilled up.
Aro theso not wonderful creatures
that wo havo been lalk'ing about? It
will not bo very long boforo you will bo
able to watch their architecture, if you
feel inclined to do so. Many valuable
lessons may be learned from tlio boos.
When wo seo how much they can do, lot
us bo very diligont in our sphere, and
Cod, who watches ovor them and us,
will bo as well pleased with us as Ho
must bo with them. Mrs. (J. Hall, in
N. Y. Observer .
A (Jtitenbci'K IIIIiIo Soils for $8,000.
At tho Brinloy Library sale, at Clin
ton Hall, Now York City, tho othor
ovoning. there was a very large attend
ance, owing to the aunouueemout that
the (iiitenborg Bible would bo sold.
This Biblo is m Latin, with the pro
logue of St. Jerome, in the original bind
ing, thick oak boards, covered with
stamped calf, with ornamental brass
corners, and centor piocos with bosses.
It was printed by Joannes Gutenberg,
in MSO-fio. Tho" first volume contains
!1LM loaves, ending with tlio Psalms.
Tho second .'117 leaves. It is said to bo
tho first book ovor printed with mova
ble types. This copy was purchased
for Mr. Brinloy in London, in lUT.i.
When the book was put up there was a
long silouco. At length a voice asked
if a moderate bid would bo taken. Tho
auctioneer said yes, and John II. Bart
lett, who has been buying for tlio Carter
Brown Library, at Providence, bid
o,000. Then 60,000 was ollorod, and
then SO.oOO, $0,7.00, $7,000. From this
point until tho book was sold tho con
test was between Braxton ivos, tho
banker, and Hamilton Colo, a lawver of
this city. After a Ion.; silence, $7,.0Q0
was bid. Then S'J.'jO was alternately
added by each bidder until the sum
reached 8,000, when it was knookod
down i-o Mr. Cole.
A young colorod woman in Brook
lyn, N. Y., bears the lomarkttb'o namo
of Minnie Loretta Progot Undor-thu-Snow
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