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BY NUGENT ROBINSON.
as much current coin of the realm as the generosity of his MY IRISH STORY.
disposition, and the exigencies of the occasion, might move him to dispossess himself of.
The traveller was Harry Greville, and “ he did n't see it."
“ How long will it take us to reach Carrig na Golliogue ? "
I asked as I lighted my cigar, preparatory to mounting the I sent a sensation fizzing through the smoking-room of rickety-looking outside car which stood in readiness to the Marathon Club, by announcing my intention of passing convey me to my destination. my Christmas holidays in the wilds of the Western High- * The roads is very heavy, yer anner," was the evasive lands of Ireland.
reply of the charioteer, who was also engaged in the process “Don't ask me to witness your will, old boy,” cried one. of igniting a “ bit o' baccy,” concealed within the depths “ I can recommend you to an insurance office which holds of a very short and very black “dhudheen.” out special inducements to would-be suicides,” exclaimed · Divil resave the sight av Eriff Bridge ye 'll see, let alone another.
Carrig na Golliogue,” observed one of my constituents in a “ If you are not heard of before 1880, we will ask a solemn and prophetic manner. paternal Government to organize an exploring expedition," " That the snow may swally up all naygurs is me prayer," suggested a third.
added another. * I can lend you a gray Russian overcoat: you 'll run a “ Av I wor Micky Delany, I wud n't face that road this less chance of being potted in it than in your ordinary blessed an' holy night for less nor a goolden guinea an'a raiment,” added a fourih.
pint o' sperrits," cried a ragged little old fellow, with a “I'll lay a pony there's a chignon in the business," view to improving the financial prospects of the driver, even chimed in a filth; and thus the jokes went flying round my at the expense of his own. devoted head, until I read aloud the contents of the follow- “ Guinea, indeed ! Troth, he'd be a poor-hearted craying telegram which I had received during the day :
ture that wud put a dacent boy off wud the likes av “ GEOFPRY GREVILLE, " To HENRY GREVILLE, Esq.,
guinea, such a murdherin' cowld night as this." Derry Bawa Hotel,
It was, in good sooth, a bad night for a journey out into Carriy na Golliogue,
London, w. the mountains. The snow was descending slowly and Near Dhudheenoge.
steadily, falling noiselessly on every available object, en" Come to this place as soon after receipt of this as possible. I am in a It 's not money."
veloping all in a seamless shroud. The bitter blast was
whistling through the gaunt and leafless trees, and the I was fairly puzzled. That there was a daughter of Eve river plashed onwards with a dreary, chilling, monotony. in the case, I entertained not the slightest particle of doubt, Hastily looking to the safety of my pocket-flask, as travelbut the nature of the dilemma was a source of wondermen lers in the olden time were wont to examine the condition and mystery. My cousin Geoffry had not long been ga- of their fire-arms. jerking the collar of my Ulster up into zetted to the gallant -th. He had joined his regiment at my hair, and pulling my hat over my ears,
sprang upon Athlone, in which classical locality, until the receipt of his the car, and wrapping a rug over my knees as closely as telegram, I was under the delusive impression that he was though it was sticking-plaster, I quitted Westport amid the still sojourning.
jeers, execrations, howls, curses, and snowballs of the baffled Geoffry was of an “amorous complexion.” The best and disappointed mendicants. dancer and the fastest — the best man to flirt and the fast- Our progress was necessarily very slow, but it did not
the best man to disconcert Materfamilias, and to require much power of observation to discern that the horse avoid the stereotyped interview with Paterfamilias. Fifty was of that description known as a “garron,” and that in men have been married for paying one-tenth less attention addition to constitutional weakness it was endowed with a to a marriageable daughter than Mr. Geoffry Greville. considerable amount of the well-known characteristics of He was always in love, but the idea of matrimony never the mule. It also possessed a peculiar habit of stopping seemed to thícker across his brain. “Pshaw! I sha n't
without any premonitory symptoms, which produced the marry till I'm tifty; all the old fellows get all the young unpleasing effect of sending me forward with a jerk that girls, was his invariable reply when remonstrated with threatened to fling me head-foremost into the snow, as upon the subject of his dilly-dailying.
though I were about to take a header into a foaming plungeUnder ordinary circumstances I should have allowed my bath. gay and festive kinsman to wriggle out of his mess as best “ It's conthrairy he is," observed Mr. Michael Delany, he could, but the Chetwodes, with whom I invariably upon being remonstrated with ; "it's conthrairy ; divil a passed Christmas-tide had elected to remain in Rome, and ha’porth else." I was left on the bleak shore of London, alone. Conse- “ Contrary! What do you mean?” quently, it was rather a relief than otherwise to receive the “lle has quare ways, yer anner.
What wud ye think av telegram - a telegram that bespoke a most agreeable mys- a baste that wud do the likes av this ? — Wan day he ery. I use the word “agreeable" advisedly, on the well- swallied a half a soverin, an' all we cud get him to give up known principle that there is something not utterly dis- was sivin-an'-six, all through conthrairiness.” pleasing in the misfortunes of even our best friends. “ Do you ever give him a drop of whiskey, Micky ?" Having consulted Bradshaw, I found that the 8.25 from "I did wanst, and mebbe I did n't suffer for it! This Euston would place me fairly en chemin ; so ordering a nice was uttered with so much unction that my curiosity was litile dinner, for which the chef at the Marathon is so awakened, and I asked him to enlighten me. famous, and a pint of Moët - dry – I gave myself up to "Story-tellin' is dhry work, sir." pondering upon the situation, and the rôle I was destined to “ Did you have a drink before you left Westport ?” play in the forthcoming sensation scene.
“I will, sir, an' its plazin' to ye,” was the prompt re
sponse. On the evening of the 24th day of December
, 187–, at Having mutually partaken of a modest quencher, Mr. about five o'clock, a traveller might have been descried Delany proceeded standing upon the steps of Daly's Hotel, in the town of Well, sir, there was wan night last winther, and a murWestport. The traveller was enveloped in a massive therin' wet night it was, when wan o' the militia sint for Ulster coat, and the Ulster coat which surrounded the me, for to dhrive him beyant Leenawn, this very road, for traveller was itself surrounded by a motley crowd, consist- to go to a party given be a gintleman's family. I did n't ing of a group of mendicants in every conceivable stage of care for the job, but as all quollity was goin', there was n't deformity, each of whom was engaged in jostling and villify- a yoke for love or money but the very car yer sittin' on. ing his neighbor, but all of whom were actuated by a com- So we kem to terms aisy enough, for I never fall out wud a mon motive, that of delivering the frieze-coated traveller of.! gintleman, an’ shure enough just all as wan as yerself, sir,
he bad a sup in a flask, an' bestowed it wud an open an' “. Murther, an' shure it is,' says I ; 'what's to be done divartin' band. Well, yer anner, just as we got about at all at all ?' half-ways th' axle gev, and left us roarin' murther in the “ Father Myles looked very hard at me, an' says he, middle o' the road.
• Mick,' says he, you 're a good fisher.' “What am I to do now, ye villyan?' says he.
« • Divil a finer in Ireland,' says I, for I was proud o'me «« « Sorra a bit I know,' says I, • barrin' ye walk,' says I. talent in that way, don't ye see.
“ • I'm bet,' says he, ' be raisin av my dhress boots,' says “Av I don't get a salmon for me Lord the Bishop for he.
to-morrow, Micky,' says he, hooking me wud his eye, "I'm 66 • True for ye,' says I.
bet up intirely.' “ But there was luck in store for him, for up comes a “I seen what he mint while ye'd be winkin' at a leprashay bound for the same party, that gev him a sate. He chaun. ped me honest, and it was only whin he was a mile off that * • Keep up yer sperrits, Father Myles,' says 1, ‘for av I found the flask on the sate ihat you're sittin' on now. I there's a salmon in that lake now, he 'll be smoking undber dhrank his helth, and made the baste drink it too; and his lordship’s nose, or I 'll be contint fur to lose me stick.' somehow or another, begorra, the next thing I remimber was « • Yer a dutiful son av the Church,' says Father Myles, me dhraggin' the car, an' that baste there sittin' up in me and away wud him acrass the bog like a young deer. sate as unconsarned as the Chief Baron chargin' for mur- “ The night was murtherin' dark, an' rainin' that powther, an' beltin' me wud the whip as hard as he cud lick." ful that I was as wet as a gauger whin I got to the edge o' “And what then, Micky?”
the lake. I was afeard to thry for the fish in daylight, for “ I never giv him a taste o' sperrits from that night to the Great Life bad cess to thim, had their keepers as plinty this, yer anner.”
as blackberries, and these villyans wor always lookin' out “I'm greatly afraid that you were drunk, Micky." to get a dacent boy into throuble. Well, sir, I got out me “I was n't drunk.”
tools, and havin' swallied a good tent o poteen, I set my “ Were you sober ?”
nit, and down I sot. It was the lonesomest night I ever “I was n't sober.”
spint, only the water splashin' and the sheep-dogs yelpin'. "Well, if you were neither drunk nor sober, what were I kep me hand on the sthring reddy
for a haul, but dickens
av å fish stirrin' at all at all. This won't do,' says I; He pulled up the too willing steed in order to give em- av the Bishop does n't get a taste o' fish, poor Father phasis to his reply
Myles will never get a parish. Well, sir, I sot there, wud “I was upon the difipsive, yer anner.”
the stbring in me hand, takin' an odd scoop at the hottle, This happy condition between the Scylla of intoxication an' me heart was very fretful all for the sake of Father and the Charybdis of sobriety was one which struck me as Myles, whin all of a suddint the sthring was pulled wud a being so exceedingly novel, from the fact of its being jerk that nigh dhragged me into the wather, and begorra, I delivered with the gravity of conviction, that I burst out had an illigant salmon. · Hurroo !' says I, •I'm not bet laughing.
yet,' and I hauled in the nit — and now, yer anner, comes " Troth, thin, I was much the same way the night I went the quare part of the story, and mind ye, it's as thrue as for to ketch the salmon for Father Myles Donovan, may the you 're sittin' foreninst me on that sate. I tuk the fish heavens be bis bed this blessed an' holy night", here out av the nit (he was about eighteen pound) an' was goin' Micky crossed himself most devoutly - “an' if your anner to give him a rap to lave him aisy, wbin he stud up on the has a sketch o' sperrits contagious, I'd tell ye all about it." ind av his tail, threw out his fins, and med for to wrastle
Having promptly complied with Mr. Delany's request, I thought I'd humor him, for there was n't a boy in and politely asked him if he would like another sketch, he the barony cud stand foreninst me, an' I ketched him be replied
the fins. Sorra a word aither av us sed, but we set to and “No, I'm thankful to ye, sir; that's hapes, as Mrs. Mur- -ye'd hardly credit it but he curled his tail round my phy remarked whin she swallied the crab.
right leg, and givin' a jolt wud his body, tuk a fall out o' “Well, sir," he continued, after a ringing smack of the
lump “Well, sir, it was very hurtful to me feelin's to be thrown av a gossoon, I lived over beyant at Leenawn, an' I be a fish, an' I was resolved to give him no quarther, powerful fisher. There was nothin' to bate me. I med whether he axed for it or not, but whin I scrambled to me me own flies, and invinted the choicest av bait, an' sorra a feet the thief av a salmon was gone. Well, sir, I was so fish that ever lept could take the consait out o' me. Well, bet up be me disgrace, an'a, daylight was comin', I picked sir, th' ould ancient Martins was dhruv out o' Ballenabinch up me tools, and I ups to Father Myles's house for to tell be raisin av the hard times, and a set of naygurs, called the him av me misfortune. It was fair light be the time I got Great Life Assurance - the curse o' Crumwell on thim ! tbere; an' jist as I was comin' up to the house, the sight tuk the roof from over the heads of the lawful owners. left me eyes, for there was me salmon knockin' at the hallTroth, we bad plinty av law, plinty av assurance, but dick- dure, as bowld as brass. • Ye won't escape me now, anyens a bit av life in the counthry sence they kem in it. I how,' says I, and I med at him; but the dure opened, an' was put out o' me sheelin' an sint over to live on a bog I fell into the hall." that was half the year undher water and th’ other half Here Micky Delany paused. sthrugglin' to dry. "No Christian at all at all cud live in “Well, what became of the salmon, Micky?” it, barrin' he was a say-gull or a dispinsary dhocthor ; the “ The Bishop et him,” was the sententious reply. very snipes was bet up wud the newralgy. Well, sir, poor “ And did Father Myles get a parish ?” Father Myles Donovan, rest his sowl, come to me wan “ Shure enough, yer ander.”. evenin' at th' ind o' Siptember, an' says he
“ And what did you get, Micky ? " “Are you there, Mick ? ' says he.
“Och, I got his blessin', and sorra much good it done • • I am, yer rivirence,' says I.
" • I want to spake to ye particular an' private,' says I did not proceed with the investigation, as I perceived be.
that Delany did not wish to prolong it. "Troth, you 're welkim, yer rivirence,' says I, an' out It had ceased to snow, and the moon evinced a decided we walked up the bog.
anxiety to have a peep at Micky Delany and myself. She “ Me Lord the Bishop is coming to Derrymalooney to pushed away two or three troublesome clouds from before morrow,' says he.
her face, and at length took a dull watery stare at us as if " • Och, murther, but that'll be a great day for yer rivir- she had been suddenly awakened from her slumbers. This ence an' the Holy Church av Room ľ
little feminine curiosity on her part enabled us to perceive “ It will,' says he,.but he has tuk me short,' says he. a dark object some hundred yards in advance, lying right • I only get his letther tin minutes ago,' says he, an' to- across our path. morrow is a black fast,' says he.
(To be continued.)
his opinion, that if it were only possible to have one proFOREIGN NOTES.
fessor, then, looking to the undeveloped riches of the
province, one of practical chemistry and physics was far M. ROCHEFORT proposes to make London his permanent more important than one of geometry. Dr. Rojas relates bome.
what he terms “ un incidente gracioso,” which happened In the Musée in Brussels the fall of a cornice has inflicted
to Humboldt at Calabozo. On approaching the llanos he serious damage on two fine paintings by Rubens.
was very anxious to obtain information about the electrical
eels (tembladores) which abound in the rivers of the disMR. WILLIAM ALLINGHAM, the poet, has succeeded Mr. trict. For this purpose he arranged to visit an eccentric J. A. Froude in the editorship of Fraser's Magazine.
student of electrical science, who before the appointed The announcement that Tupper is not coming to America
time, contrived with great difficulty to place one of the to lecture seems almost too good to be true. Hepworth
animals en rapport with the knocker on his study door. Dixon, however, is coming in October.
The servant directed the visitor to rap, and on his doing
so, a discharge of electricity took place, throwing him to A BEGGAR in Paris bad on a card asking for subscrip
the ground. This delicate and hospitable attention was tions to enable him to pay his taxes. Perhaps a joke, but
received by Humboldt with smiles. The standard of taste it took ; the people laughed, and paid.
varies, but it is hard to understand how such a vulgar SPEAKING of “ A Rose in June," the London Athenæum practical joke could in any civilized country be considered says, " Mrs. Oliphant is at ber very best again. The book “ witty” or “ pleasing." is a sad book, - we should call it . miserable,' were we not
Dr. E. Paulus, of Stuttgart, has published a report of afraid of being misunderstood, - but full of character, his recent examination of a number of so-called Alemanic drawn with the most delicate of touches."
graves, near Tuttlingen, in Würtemberg. The A light of extraordinary brilliancy is said to have been skeletons, which had been tolerably well preserved in the obtained by Herr Hannecker, by directing the flame of a silicious deposits of the banks of the Danube, were in many spirit-lamp of peculiar construction, urged hy a current of cases found without remains of clothing or industrial objects oxygen, against a cylinder fornied of carbonate of lime, of any kind. Near, some feminine ornaments were found, as magnesia, and olivine, compressed by hydraulic pressure. bronze earrings with pendants, and necklaces, composed of The olivine employed is a native silicate of magnosia. colored glass and clay beads. One grave, which was remark
able for being upwards of five feet below the superimposed M. OFFENBACH has published a letter in which he announces his intention of instituting two annual prizes of deposits, while the majority were only about one and a half
or two feet below the surface, contained the skeleton of a 1000 f. each, one for a comedy in one act, and the other for an opera-comique, the libretto of which will be provided. long two edged iron sword, with a bronze inlaid wooden
largely-developed aged man, having at his right hand a The successful works are to be played at least three times, 80 that the public may judge of their merits, and other
scabbard, a finely-cut iron spear-head, a small iron battle
axe, and a highly ornamented ivory comb. This skeleton, managers see whether the productions are likely to suit
like the others, lay with the face turned towards the east, them.
and seemed, by the number and the perfection of the The Icelandic Thousand Years' Feast was celebrated weapons and other objects buried with him, to have been a by the Icelanders in Copenhagen with shut doors. At person of distinction. The sword and axes, which differ first none of their proceedings were published by the Da- from any hitherto found in Würtemberg graves, and the nish papers, not unjustly offended at such inappropriate ex- manner in which the bodies were laid in the ground, appear clusiveness. But the songs sung on the occasion have now to show that they belong to the Frankish age (from the been published, and they prove to be of more literary sixth to the eighth century). Some time ago ni worth than anything the festival has yet produced. They fragments of Roman amphoræ and other vessels stamped are composed by the Icelandic poet Gísli Brynjúlfson. with the letters C. POSV. RV. were found in the neigh
borhood of these old graves, but while the latter were, as A Curious innovation in high-life marriages in Paris is to be noticed ; that of only inviting young, and, above all,
already mentioned, embedded in the uppermost stratum of
the river deposits thrown up by repeated inundations of the single persons to lunch; the grave and heavy relatives being invited at a monster dinner. It is also a compliment
stream, the Roman remains lay more than seven feet below of a delicate nature for the bridegroom to present the bride
these superimposed beds, which must thus have been acwith a prayer book printed in as many languages as she intervened between the Roman occupation of Germany and
cumulated with great rapidity during the period that bad speaks, the vignettes also to be as expressive as an addi.
the times of the Alemanic or Frankish inhabitants of the tional tongue. Since January, the practice is becoming
VOICES OF THE DEAD.
A few snow-patches on the mountain-side,
A few white foam-flakes from the ebbing tide, Vevey, and corresponded with a certain Dr. Hummel, at
A few remembered words of malice spent, Bern, a celebrated theologian of the time, who had pre
The record of some dead man's ill intent, viously visited England. There is a series of letters written to him by Daniel Pennington and Elizabeth his
They cannot hurt us, all their sting is gone, wife. Ile was also in correspondence with Gataker, and
Their hour of cold and bitterness is done ; with John Dury. The English republicans at Vevey seem
Yet deepest snows and fiercest lashing seas to have assumed pseudonyms. One letter is from “ William
Bring not such cold or bitter thoughts as these.
A few soiled lilies dropped by childish hands,
A few dried orange-blooms from distant lands, A LITTLE work entitled “Recuerdos de Humboldt por
A few remembered smiles of some lost friend, Aristides Rojas,” is interesting as showing the almost idol
Few words of love some dear dead fingers penned, atrous respect which is paid to the memory of Humboldt in Spanish America. The additions to our knowledge of
They are not beautiful for love to see, Humboldt's life are very slight. There is a very sensible
And death's pale presence seems in them to be ;
Yet never living blooms, most fresh and gay, letter of his upon the proposal to endow a chair of mathe
Fill us with thoughts of love so sweet as they. matics in the University of Caracas, in which he expresses
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plea that in order to do well ordinary work, hundrum, and to acknowledge it. Given that spirit, one may not if you will, it is necessary that one should, now and then, be at all sure that the man may not suddenly disclose attempt and achieve extraordinary work; to raise the a power of surpassing himself, not before dreamed of. standard of one's average excellence, there is need occaWhence comes the power to do better things ? whence sionally of surpassing one's self. An occasional ten strike the power to lift one's average excellence ?
The answer is wonderfully inspiriting. briefly is, From above. That is to say, the contemplation of lower, meaner works has no stimulus in it; the study
NOTES. of higher excellence, and the inspiration that comes not only from these higher works, but from the effort one - Mr. Cox, the editor of the American Law Times and makes to attain them, these carry a inan forward and Reports, comments as follows upon the recent revision of make his work to rise to a higher degree of general ex- the copyright act: “ This act has been construed by the cellence.
newspapers to be a measure of real importance, and one To recur to our favorite field .of illustration, what is it conferring privileges which did not exist prior to its pasthat can make a manufacturer of books not only keep his sage. An examination of its provisions will, however, diswork even and maintaining an average excellence, but close that it has practically no force whatever, other than also raise that average ?
We have intimated before that to decrease the labors of the Librarian of Congress at the eternal vigilance is the price of liberty from failure, but expense of the Commissioner of Patents. Manufacturers we left out of account one remarkable means which he are permitted to file their labels, etc., in the Patent Office possesses of bettering his regular, ordinary work. That upon paying a duty of six dollars, but they do not thereby is, the occasional accomplishment of an extraordinary piece acquire a right of action, nor is the label clothed with of work. We will suppose him to be engaged in making new attributes of any kind.
Numerous parties may
deschool-books, professional works, and the ordinary books posit the same design, and, whatever the facts as to ownthat are classified as miscellaneous. All the parts of the ership, each design will be duly registered' without let business are so well regulated and so keyed up that the or hindrance, or even examination, except to determine books run along smoothly, and come out bearing the whether or not it pertains to the fine arts and whether or customary marks of good workmanship. Now this may not it is a trade-mark. In short, substantially the only go on, and does frequently go on, for a long while very privilege conferred is that of paying six dollars. To prosatisfactorily, but the work does not bring into play all the nounce the act an anon
nomaly is to cloak its almost ridiculous resources of the establishment; nor, indeed, call out all character. It is neither more nor less than an imposition the skill and taste and energy of those engaged in the upon the public. It provides for the payment of a duty without the semblance of a return. It appeals effectively upon the recent scandal, and containing representations to a class long accustomed to a misconstruction of the of the various persons concerned, would not be permitted, copyright laws, and its only success will consist in fleecing and it was withdrawn. The action of the Boston comthem, along with others, of six dollars for every label, in- mittee was very widely approved, yet sharply criticised in stead of fifty cents as hitherto. A more arrant blunder is some quarters. We do not see why it is not the business not to be found in the history of American legislation.” of the city government to suppress any public offense
- Mr. Eben P. Dorr has printed an interesting address against good morals, whether it be on the stage or in the read before the Buffalo Historical Society, on “ The First have been a good thing before this. It is singular box
streets, and think that a little exercise of its power might Monitor and its Inventor,” in which he traces in a lively much more government people will stand than the governmanner the conception of the battery, Mr. Ericsson's con
ors usually think. nection with it, and the work done by the boat in the war. In explanation of the name “ Monitor,” he quotes a letter
- Pierre Blot is dead. He will be remembered with from Ericsson to the Secretary of the Navy, who had asked gratitude by many for the reforms which he set on foot in him to suggest a name. Ericsson thought his battery the matter of cooking and the use of food material. Now would admonish the leaders of the Southern forces that the batteries on the banks of their rivers would no longer themselves on their ability to make omelettes, but when
our chief cities have clubs of young ladies who pride present barriers to the entrance of the Union forces, and in addition that it would admonish the English in a very
he came to us in 1867, cooking was almost a lost art in
fashionable circles. M. Blot established classes in New becoming manner. Hence the name. Mr. Dorr mentions York and neighborhood, similar to those be bad conducted one lit le fact which we believe is not generally known.
in Europe. He lectured to these classes in explanation Two hours after Lieutenant Worden had sailed from New
of his system, and accompanied his remarks with practical York for Hampton Roads, as directed, new orders came
illustrations, some of the dishes discussed being prepared from Washington telling him to proceed to the Potomac, where it was thought the Monitor was more needed, the and audience. These lectures were fully reported in the
on the stage and then handed around among his pupils large fleet of war vessels at Hampton Roads being thought columns of the newspapers at the time. He also contribsufficient to protect that place. The Monitor was out of
uted papers to the Galaxy, and to Harper's Bazar. reach of the new orders, and a little bit of history was consequently made.
President Woolsey, in his historical address at the The death of Mr. Marcus Spring has called out from celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the papers reference to his business and social reputation.
the Yale Law School, said : “It is worthy of notice that He was born in 1810, and began business in New York
the first law school in the country, of any considerable as a dry goods commission merchant in 1831. “ Shortly note, was founded in the town of Litchfield, next to Bethafter the beginning of his commercial career,” we are told, lehem, where Dr. Bellamy lived. Bellamy's school was “bis brother died, leaving a badly complicated and heavily begun at least twenty-five years before the Revolutionary indebted estate. Determined that no member of his fam
War. The law school at Litchfield owed its origin to ily should bring discredit on the name, either through mis- | Tapping Reeve, a native of Long Island, a graduate at fortune or otherwise, he at once shouldered the debts of
Nassau Hall, a sou-in-law of President Burr, and so a his deceased brother and began paying them. After
brother-in-law of Aaron Burr, Vice-President of the thirty years of arduous toil he succeeded in accomplishing United States, and was begun in 1784, just after the his purpose. At one period during this time the creditors Revolution was over. Some time before the end of the of the estate held a meeting at which it was proposed to
century Judge Reeve invited James Gould, a lawyer in offer a compromise. This was done, but Mr. Spring de- Litchfield, a graduate of Yale College of 1791, to take clined any but the straightforward manner of paying his part in the instruction. They continued partners in the debis." This he finally succeeded in doing, and after- school until 1820, when, Judge Reeve having retired
, ward accumulated considerable property, which was, how- Judge Gould became the head of the school, and ere long ever, nearly all lost in consequence of the Chicago fire.
associated with himself for a time Jabez W. Huntington, He was well known in antislavery circles, having married
afterward Senator of the United States and Judge of the a daughter of Mr. Arnold Buffum, first president of the Supreme Court of Connecticut. Down to 1833, when Antislavery Society. He built a large edifice at Eagles- Judge Gould, about five years before his death, disconwood, in New Jersey, in practical exposition of his views
tinued his lectures, there ‘had been educated at Litchfield, regarding communistic living, and afterward placed it in according to Mr. Hollister (History of Connecticut, vol. the hands of Mr. Theodore Weld, who had there a school ii. p. 597), 1024 lawyers from all parts of the United which became famous under his charge. Mr. Spring trav- States, of whom 183 were from the Southern States. In elle:d abroad with Margaret Fuller, and made many friends this number are included fifteen United States Senators, who retained their connection with him, so that his house five cabinet officers in the general government, ten Gor. was often resorted to by travellers from abroad. Among ernors of States, fifty Members of Congress, forty judges these was Fredrika Bremer, who mentions him and his of the highest State courts, and two judges of the Supreme wife affectionately in her letters. Andersen also found Court of the United States." in him a warm friend.
- Miss Charlotte Cushman has been charged with – They have found a competent man in England to act sickness, under circumstantial evidence only. The rumor as censor of public plays, in Mr. Edward F. S. Pigott, but originated from the incident of Mr. John Gilbert being his friends shake their heads over the impossibility of his taken suddenly ill while on a visit to Miss Cushman at exercising the functions of his office in a way to give gen- her Newport villa, and several physicians being bastily eral satisfaction. It is not often that any attempt at cen- summoned. The gigs in front of the door attracted the sorship is exercised in our cities, but in Boston, lately, the attention of correspondents, and alarming paragraphs were managers of a theatre were notified that a play founded | the result.