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to show that they have generally been made in hte month at this season the same precaution might not be out of of July. Thus, on the 12th of July, 1581, William of place with reference to all these announcements connected Orange was assassinated by Balthasar Gerard; on the with moors, streams, hills, partridge privileges, and trained 12th of July, 1764, the same fate befell Prince Ivan VI., dogs. The chamois preserver, for example, could have no son of Anne of Russia ; 27th July, 1835, Fieschi fired his objection to this. He offers to throw in trout-fishing with infernal machine against Louis-Philippe ; 18th July, 1844, chamois-hunting if he can only come across a gentleman Fritz Scherck, a burgomaster of Storkov, fires two pistol- with means” to suit bis book. There are, no doubt, a few shots at the King of Prussia, but without touching him; fair trout streams in the Tyrol, but large bags of chamois on the 20th July, 1846, another attempt was made on the have been rare of recent years, and it is perhaps therefore life of Louis-Philippe; on the 5th July, 1853, occurred the more satisfactory to learn that the interesting creature Orsini's memorable attack on Napoleon III. ; and on the is being cultivated like the pheasant for the gun. 14th July, 1861, Oscar Becker fired at King William of
An unpleasant sensation has been created at Enos, in Prussia. This collocation of dates is certainly remarkable,
Roumelia, by the reappearance in the neighborhood of the but it would prove more if the statistics of the other
renowned Thracian bandit, Petko, who, having retired months in the year were prepared with equal care.
from business as a brigand and entered into a partnership The uncertainty which has existed ever since the Ge- with a baker in Athens, has now relinquished baking and neva Arbitration as to whether the millennium has or has
resumed brigandage as a profession. Petko is one of the not arrived leads to much confusion, and occasionally to the most eminent ruffians in existence. He has not only commost lamentable blunders even among the lower creation. mitted innumerable crimes, but has a special partiality for An unfortunate cow in Scotland has just fallen a victim to murder. He takes quite a childish delight in killing a one of these millennial bewilderments. The ill-fated ani- fellow-creature. He has been thrice captured, and thrice mal, according to the account given by the Scotsman, be- he has escaped. His partnership with the baker at Athens longed to a farmer at Balglass, near Lennoxtown, and was was, it is stated, dissolved owing to the baker, who is a found dead on the grazing ground a few days ago. As it steady, sober man, being annoyed at Petko’s habits; for had seemed previously in a perfectly healthy condition, its Petko (although he would not like it to be mentioned) has owner had it opened, and the cause of its death was at once another weakness besides his love of murder - he“ drinks.' manifest. Inside the cow's stomach was ten pounds of Brandy and bloodshed are his darling vices, and this makes lead all in small pieces. It had been in the habit of pick- him rather difficult to get on with in matters of business. ing up on its grazing-ground portions of bullets shot against The baker therefore gave a little hint to the police as to targets by the Campsie volunteer companies, who have
his partner's antecedents, and poor Petko had to make a their shooting range on the field it lately occupied. The hurried retreat from Athens. Enos, having been the scene cow bad in fact thought that, the sword being converted of his early exploits, had a peculiar charm for him, and he into the ploughshare, bullets in like manner were converted therefore revisited it with six companions after traversing into grass, and hence the fatal error which undermined its
unbarmed Albania, Thessaly, and part of Thrace. Since constitution and led to its premature decease. Cows will his return he has as yet only robbed three men and murdo well to remember that the time has not yet arrived when dered another, but it is expected that he will before long bullets may be safely taken as food.
display all his former activity, unless compelled again to The threatened emigration of a whole population in retire into private life. He has, however, many friends consequence of an unpopular act committed by its govern- and admirers at Enos who feel for him in his misfortune, ment is a rare event in the history of nations, yet this and are quite ready to lend bim a helping hand. terrible menace bas lately been hurled at the head of the
The London Academy contains the following interestPorte by the inhabitants of the little island rock of Simi, in the Grecian Archipelago, who are in a frantic state of
ing note touching Shakespeare's birthplace: “As there excitement owing to the proposed assimilation of the
was bo photograph buyable, giving a general view of Shakes
peare's birth-town, Stratford-upon-Avon, Mr. Furnivall, Sporades with the rest of the Turkish dominions by the introduction of the system of custom-houses and the abro
on a late visit to the place, picked out the best view of the gation of a privilege enjoyed by the islands since the days (which turns
at right angles from the Warwick Road in
town, that from Rowley Bank, on the Welcombe Road when they fell into the power of the Sultans. This immunity from import duties is indeed the last of a series of
front of the Roman Catholic Chapel), and got the best lo
cal photographer, Mr. Ward, of Ely Street, to photograph privileges that had been ratified by every Turkish sover
it for him. The interest of the view from this point is, eign since Soleyman I., but which have been gradually swept away one after another since 1869. The indignant of circling bills, and so best realizes the peace and quiet of
that it gives best the nestling of the town under its ranges Simiotes accordingly gave notice of their intention to pack the place
where Shakespeare ended his days. In the left up their things and move in a body to Greece, but, finding that the nerves of the Porte were not unstrung by this
distance is the range of Meon Hill, with its shoulder slantprospect, they have now wisely abandoned the idea, and, sky-line is continued by the broad back of Broadway, with
ing sharply to the spire of the church ; on the right, the iostead of sbaking the dust off their feet and leaving their
its monument just seen on the horizon. Under this comes rocks and their fisheries, have sent three delegates to Con
the line of Roomer Hill, and the tops of the elms that ring stantinople to plead their cause with the government.
the church-yard, with a glint of the Avon below; while THERE used to be a legend prevalent that the ingenious again under that come the houses of the town, sloping Swiss, in order to suit the taste of the travelling English gently to the left, and met there by a fine dark row of trees for the picturesque, were in the habit of placing stuffed that shuts the view in on that side. In the foreground is chamois on points of rocks, where they looked quite wild the slope of Rowley Bank, with its cornfields ready for harand romantic from a valley with an opera-glass. The vest. Though the photograph gives but a poor idea of the genuine chamois is by no means over-plentiful or abundant, quiet beauty
of the scene — no green of the trees is there, and is not to be descried as easily or as often as cows in no blue haze in the hollows, no gold-corn light on Roomer our pasture fields. A gentleman, however, just now adver- Hill — yet it serves to remind Shakespeare lovers of the tises his “chamois preserves in the Tyrol,” a phrase which picture that must often have given their poet delight. Mr. sounds exceedingly promising to an cager or ambitious Ward has a commission to paint the view, and is willing to sportsman. It must be no slight undertaking to keep a make duplicates of it and the photograph. Another, and chamois preserve, as the animal requires an extended range in some respects finer, view of the town is got from the for movement, and it would not be a simple task to draw a path at the top of Rowley Bank that runs into the Clopton ring fence round its haunts or to protect it from stray hunt- Road. But, though this gives better the grand ranges of ers, who are not accustomed to our system of guarding hills behind the town, it dwarfs the latter too much, and game with paid watchers. An intending stalker might takes away the quiet, nestling look of the town which is first ask to be permitted to examine the ground; and indeed such a happy feature of the Welcombe Road view."
HECUBA BESEECHES AGAMEMNON TO AVENGE
(EURIPIDES, Hecuba, 774-833.)
Once from the brows of Might,
Ab Fate, how short a span
The fair Forefighter in the strife
Had yielded to the troublous years ;
Now, for the cause for which I clasp thy knees,
[Agamemnon seems to be about to depart.
Yet, o'er the gulf of wreck and pain,
Are her sweet feet not stayed ?
The Lord is from the altar gone,
Hath wandered to an empty noise,
Wherefore in this twice-baffled barrenness, This unconsoled twice-desolate distress,
For our bare world and bleak
We only dare to seek
Knowing all fair things brief,
'Mid these our fates forlorn,
Is only child of grief,
Listen again. Thou seest this dead child;
We will not have desire for the sweet spring,
Nor mellowing midsummer
We have no right to her -
Enough for our last boon,
Sainst thou, The night is ending, day is near ?
Nay now, my soul, not so ;
And scarcely soon shall know
Ay, and shall lose full soon
The memory of the moon, The moon of early night, that cheered our sunless way.
Ah, heard I then through the sad silence falling
of current events, and there is no question that they will EVERY SATURDAY: afford more and more to the historian the source from A JOURNAL OF CHOICE READING,
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facts they require in so vast and unclassified an array
of reading columns. They need to be preceded by some INDEXING A NEWSPAPER.
one of the great corps of dictionary and index makers,
who shall make the path easy for them and their fellows. To read a daily newspaper is perhaps the only duty
The one great student may index his own file of newsoutside of eating, drinking, and sleeping, upon which
papers for his own use; the many minor students must Americans are agreed. The newspaper itself is arranged have the work done for them all by some one outside of to suit readers of different degrees of leisure. Regard is
their class. had for those who can devote only five minutes to this
The practical suggestion which we would ake as duty, by such an arrangement of head lines as will enable
meeting this case is, that every great library should keep the running readers to seize at a glance the salient points
a person regularly employed to index some one first-class in the world's history for the past twenty-four hours, and
daily journal, and that this index should be as free to stuby such a disposition of contents as will permit the reader
dents as the catalogue of books in the library. Of how with one idea to fly at once to the square inch that repre
little value would a great library be without a thorough sents it. The reading of the daily paper has this also in
catalogue; of how little service is a complete file of a daily its favor, that no one is examined in it as one may be in
paper for lack of an index. With an index the file bethe latest book, to show if it be worth one's trouble to
comes at once an arsenal ; without it, it is an undivided read it. Each reads and forgets for himself. If by chance
heap of curiosities.
The libraries are every year showing be misses the day's paper, he may count pretty surely on
that they understand their position as servants of the missing some important piece of news which is never
public, and we are sure that no lack of willingness to meet repeated, and never told to him.
such a demand will be found in the foremost ones now. Every one thus depends upon it for his knowledge
We have spoken of a single index of a single file of paof contemporaneous events, and when there is serious work
pers; but the principle may be applied to the great array to be done in history or literature, it is to the paper that
of periodicals published weekly, monthly, and quarterly. the student must have recourse for his information. Any
They are sometimes indexed with more or less fulness, but one who has had occasion to trace historic movements of
it would be labor well spent to reckon the articles in the recent date knows how almost impossible it is to get hold
higher class of periodicals as distinct works, and to cataof books that answer needed questions.
The books are
logue them as such. They are in many cases simply books not yet written, for the leading lines of thought and study
in article form. cannot yet be disentangled from the web of current events. An illustration in point occurs to us in the case of the Italian patriot Mazzini. When he died, the inevitable
NOTES. obituary appeared with great promptness and considerable fulness of detail in the leading English and American - Hurd and Houghton, New York; The Riverside periodicals, but there was a curious agreement in all the Press, Cambridge, will issue shortly “ The Daily Service : notices, by which the full account of Mazzini's life stopped a Book of Offices for Daily Use through all the Seasons of at the narrative of his share in the Republic of 1848-49. the Christian Year.” There has been much attention given The explanation is simple enough. Mazzini's writings, of late in the Episcopal Church to the matter of special with their running autobiographic comments, had been services, and to the use of forms of worship which shall brought down to that date, and were the source from bring into service the riches of ancient liturgies, and those which the various sketches were prepared. When the portions of the Bible which are especially framed for desereral writers had dispatched those volumes, they found votional and congregational use. Many books have been themselves with twenty-two years before them in which to made in England and have found their way into the track Mazzini's progress. They entered upon a churches, but this is the first considerable attempt which country, not unexplored, but with no full and satisfactory has been made in America to bring into one comprehenchart laid down, so most of them hurried over that portion sive volume, conveniently arranged, a full collection of as rapidly as possible, in fact slurred it over in their bio- devotional offices. It contains seven daily offices for the graphical notices. To be sure it was not so full of mate. public worship of the church, a Morning and an Evening rial as the earlier years, yet Mazzini had played no mean Service for each season, also special services for Christmas part during the time.
Now files of newspapers would | Eve, Passion Tide, and Easter Morn, and offices for the have yielded not only Italian history, but letters from use of the clergy and visitation of the sick. The calendar Mazzini and records of his movements, including his con- contains a table of Lessons for Morning and Evening Sernection with the Orsini plot and other agitating affairs. vices, according to each week of the Christian year. The But what a stupendous labor for a man to hunt through | Psalms are arranged under seventy-nine selections suited the London Times for those twenty-two years, knowing all to the seasons. The book contains about fifty canticles the time that his article must go to press in twelve hours from the Scriptures, seven Litanies, and about five hunor bis journal would be behind its contemporaries. It was dred Prayers with Intercessions for various occasions. It impossible that he should undertake the task.
is especially suited for use in schools, colleges, and semNewspapers are not histories, but they are chronicles inaries.
- The many friends of Hans Christian Andersen will - Dr. Woolsey, in a recent address before the Yale Law be glad to hear of his greatly improved health. A letter School, sketched an ideal school, possible on the basis of just received from him and dated the 24th of July, says : the Yale school. His sketch is well worth realization :“ I am again, God be praised, almost well, and in my old “Let the school, then, be regarded no longer as simply good spirits ; every day I gain in strength. For eight the place for training men to plead causes, to give advice long months I was, as you know, very sick, and it was to clients, to defend criminals; but let it be regarded as doubtful if I could live, but now, I am quite another man. the place of instruction in all sound learning relating to The fresh country life, the warm sunshine, and the kind the foundations of justice, the history of law, the doctrine care and sympathy given to me have been my best medi- of government, to all those branches of knowledge which cine.” For half a year, he adds, he has not put pen to the most finished statesman and legislator ought to know. paper, but with his new strength and hope he looks for- | First of all I would have the training essential to the ward eagerly to writing more stories.
lawyer by profession as complete and thorough as possible. - From the last monthly report of the Superintendent together with appropriate theses, be a proof that every
Let that be still the main thing, and let the examinations, of the, Boston Public Library, we glean the following: Efforts have been made to induce borrowers to read less graduate has fairly earned his degree. But with this let
there be ample opportunity for those who wish the aid fiction and more of other books, by giving them assistance
of teachers in studying the Constitution and political bisthrough the catalogue notes printed in the new catalogue for books in the classes of History, Biography, and Travel. tory of our country, to pursue their studies in a special The satisfactory result is shown in a table. The relative
course by the side of or after the preparation for the bar.
Let the law of nations, the doctrine of finance and taxa. use of books in Bates Hall, where the standard works are
tion, the general doctrine of rights and the state, the relakept, and in Lower Hall, chiefly occupied by fiction, is
tion of politics and morals, be within the reach of such as shown by the fact that no books in the former were condemned as imperfect or worn out, during an entire year, young men of wealth, of whom there is an increasing
wish to prepare themselves for public life, and of those while in the latter there were 1757. The cataloguing
number, who wish to cultivate themselves and take their Spanish history and literature) is completed, and the work appropriate place of influence in society. Let there be of revision is proceeding, preparatory to going to press tions, even far back into the Middle Ages, for that of
the amplest opportunity for the study of English instituwith the intended volume. The masons are now at work
Roman history and Roman law, for that of comparative on the third story of the new addition to the central legislation, and even for less immediately practical subjects
, library building, to be used, we believe, for the Shakes such as feudal and canon law. Let the plan of the library peare library. The superintendent adds some notes on
be expanded so that it shall furnish the best books on all the Shakespeare Quartos before 1623, and invites the crit
branches and topics connected with law, legislation, and icism of readers with reference to final use of his material in the form of notes to the Barton catalogue.
The Centennial Commissioners at Philadelphia are – Mr. Richard A. Proctor, the astronomer, has a letter hard at work arranging for the great exhibition. There in the Academy of London, written after his return from are certain special exhibits which have no commercial America, upon the subject of American Professorships for value, for which dependence must be placed on the enEuropean men of science. He makes three points in his thusiasm and interest of persons and organizations. Among letter: first, that when a European scientist (he uses the these may be mentioned i An extensive and complete disconvenient but unauthorized word under protest) takes his play of agricultural products, with full information concernplace in an American college, he is at once received with ing the culture, yield, etc., of each article: An exhibit of most generous hospitality, and regarded with pride as add- all branches of the iron industry, including specimens of ing to the honor of the college. Secondly, that outside ores, pig metal, bar and sheet iron, steel, etc.; models of of the college there is a disposition to look with some jeal- mines, furnaces, and mills, statistical charts, etc.: A colousy upon the introduction of a foreigner to an office lection of native metallic ores of all kinds. The Smithwhich many feel competent to fill. “ It is only among the sonian Institution could probably best furnish this: A less well-informed Americans,” he says, “ that the qualities Fisheries exhibit, comprising specimens of all the food of American leaders in scientific research their energy, fishes of the United States, the nets, tackle, boats, etc., ingenuity, and originality - are undervalued, and this only used in their capture, and the processes of curing and because shortcomings are imagined which have no real packing: A Railway exhibit, including not only engines existence. The Americans who are best able to judge, and cars, but all improvements in switches, signals
, track know that the elaborateness of European scientific train- constructions, and models or drawings of the finest stations ing is less effective than their own more practical system; and bridges in the country: An educational exhibit, furand they consider it unfair that the claims of their best nished chiefly by the several States with the assistance men should be overlooked in favor of strangers." His and advice of the Bureau of Education in Washington : third point is, that the possibility of their outbidding Eu- A collection of all the newspapers and periodicals in rope in the offer of professorships, or the means of scien- the country. Mr. Steiger will very likely furnish this: tific research, is regarded by Americans as involving a A model American farm - house, with barns and outdeep disgrace to the Old World ; but we think Mr. Proc- buildings, and a model city house, to display all the comtor overstates the matter. Probably his own sensitiveness forts, conveniences, and labor-saving appliances which the led him to interpret in this way the natural elation of growing taste for luxury and ease has brought into our Americans at getting first-class men. He remarks inci- domestic life: Some kind of religious exhibit, showing the dentally, that in one case he was invited to accept a pro- power and prosperity of church organizations and the fessorship, and an offer was made to erect an observatory spread of religion in a country where the government at a cost which would have permitted of the employment lets religion alone. Models of churches, religious papers of a principal telescope as large as that at Washington and books, Sunday-school pictures, maps, books, etc., (26 inches aperture).
would be in place in this exhibit.
A FOURNAL OF CHOICE READING,
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1874.
engaged like that, she does not want lover, and there was something of imA ROSE IN JUNE. to be reminded of you."
patience and partial offence in his look “I suppose not,” said Edward,
as his eyes lingered for a moment drearily; but as I promised to go upon the young sailor; so it appeared
back, I think I must. 1 ought at least to Edward, though I think it was CAPTAIN WODEHOUSE did not get to bid them good-by."
rather regret, and a certain wistadmission to the White House that day "Oh! if that is all,” said Mrs. | ful envy that was in Mr. Incledon's until the afternoon. He was not to be Wodehouse, pacified, “go, my dear; This young fellow, not half so discouraged, though the messages he and mind you put the very best face clever, or so cultivated, or so important got were of a depressing nature enough. upon it. Don't look as if it were any- as himself, had won the prize which * Mrs. Damerel was engaged, and thing to you ; congratulate them, and he had tried for and failed. The could not see him; would be come say you are glad to hear that any one baffled man was still disturbed by unlater?" “ Mrs. Damerel was still en- so nice as Mr. Incledon is to be the usual emotion, but he was not ungen. gaged -- more engaged than ever." gentleman. Oh! if I were in your crous in his sentiments ; but then the And while Mary Jane held the door place, I should know what to say! I other believed that he himself was the ajar, Edward heard a voice raised should give Miss Rose something to failure, and that Mr. lncledon had high, with an indignant tone, speak- remember. I should tell her I hoped succeeded, and interpreted his looks, ing continuously, which was the voice she would be happy in her grand as we all do, according to the comof Mr. Inclerlon, though he did not house, and was glad to bear that the mentary in our own minds. Edward identify it. Later still, Mrs. Damerel settlements were everything they ought went on more depressed than ever was still engaged; but, as he turned
to be. She would feel that, you may after this meeting. Just outside the despairing from the door, Agatha be sure; for a girl that sets up for White Ilouse he encountered Mr. rushed out, with excited looks, and romance and poetry and all that don't Nolan, going out to walk with the with a message that if he came back like to be supposed mercenary. She children. * Now that the gale is at three o'clock her mother would see should not soon torget her parting with over, the little boats are going out for him. me."
a row," said the curate, looking at “ Rose has come home, and oh! “ Do you think I wish to hurt and him with a smile. It was not like Mr. there has been such a business !" wound her?" said Edward. Surely Nolan's usual good nature, poor Agatha whispered into his ear before If she is happy, I will wish her Edward thought. He was ushered in she rushed back again. She knew a more happiness. She has
at once to the drawing-room, where lover, and especially a favored lover,
harmed me — - no, mother. It cannot Mrs. Damerel sat in a great chair, by instinct, as some girls do ; but do a man any harm, even if it makes leaning back, with a look of weakness Agatha had the advantage of always him unhappy, to think of a woman as and exhaustion quite out of keeping knowing her own mind, and never
with her usual energy. She held out would be the centre of any imbroglio, 1. Oh ! you have no spirit,” cried
ber hand to him without rising. Her like the unfortunate Rose.
Mrs. Wodehouse ; “I don't know how cyes were red, as if she had been “Are you going back to the White a son of mine can take it so easily. shedding tears, and there was a flush House again " said Mrs. Wodehouse. Rose, indeed! Her very name makes upon her face. Altogether, ler ap“I wonder how you can be so servile, my blood boil!”
pearance bewildered him; no one in Edward. I would not go, hat in hand, But Edward's blood was very far the world had ever seen Mrs. Damerel to any girl, if I were you ; and when from boiling as he walked across the looking like this before. you know that she is engaged to Green for the third time that day. “ I am afraid you will think me imanother man, and he a great deal The current of life ran cold and low in portunate, coming back so often, better off than you are !
him. The fiery determination of the he said, “but I felt that I must see you show so little spirit ? There are morning to “have it out " with Mrs.
Not that I come with much more Roses in the garden than one, Damerel, and know his fate and Rose's hope ; but still it is better to know the and sweeter Roses, and richer, would fate, bad fallen into a desparing reso- very worst, if there is no good to be glad to have you. If I had thought lution at least to see her for the last hear." you had so little proper pride, I should time, to bid her forget everything that “ It depends on what you think never have wished you to come had passed, and try himself to forget. worst or best," she said. " Mr. Wode
If her fate was sealed, and no longer house, you told me you were promoted “I don't think I have any proper in her own power to alter, that was all are captain now, and you have a pride," said Edward, trying to make a generous man could do; and he felt ship ? " a feeble joke of it; “I have to come sure, from the voices he had heard, • Commander: and alas ! under orbome now and then to know what it and from the air of agitation about the ders for China, with ten days' more means."
house, and from Agatha's hasty com- leave," he said, with a faint smile ; “ You were not always so poor- munication, that this day had been a though perhaps, on the whole, that spirited,” said his mother ; “it is that crisis to more than himself. He met may be best. Mrs. Damerel, may I not silly girl who has turned your head. Mr. Incledon as he approached the ask — for Rose ? Pardon me for And she is not even there ; she has house. His rival looked at him gravely calling her so - I can't think of her gone up to town to get her trousseau without a smile, and passed him with otherwise. If it is all settled and and choose her wedding silks, so they an abrupt “good morning." Mr. In- made up, and my poor chance over, say ; and you may be sure, if she is cledon had not the air of a triumphant I may I not see her, only for a few min