Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, March 03, 1881, Image 1
VOL. LY. PROFESSIONAL CARDS OF BELLEFONTE- C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower. A BOWER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BBLLEFONTK, PA. Oooe la Qarman's new building. JOHN B. LINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BBLLEFONTK, PA. Office on Allegheny Street. t £JLEMENT DALE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, * BBLLEFONTK, PA. Northwest corner of Diamond. YOCUM A HASTINGS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BBLLEFONTK, PA. High Street, opposite First National Bank. HEINLE," ATTORNEY AT LA W. BELLEFONTE. PA. Practices In all the courts of Centre County. Special attention to Collections. Consultations in German or English. F. REEDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BBLLEFONTK, PA. All business promptly attended to. Collection of claims a speciality. J. A. Beaver. J.YV. Gephart. JJEAVER A GEPHART, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA. Office on Alleghany Street, North of High, lyy- A. MORRISON, A'fTORNEY AT LAW, BBLLEFONTK, PA. Office on Woodrlng"s Block, Opposite Court Hou=e. S. KELLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BBLLEFONTK, PA. Consultations in English or German. Office In Lkon'i Buying, Allegheny Street. JOHN G. LOVE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA, Office in the rooms formerly occupied by the late w. P. Wilson. BUSINESS CARDS OF MILLHEIM, ft. 0 A. STURGIS, DEALER 111 Watches, Clocks, Jewelry. Silverware, Ac. Ra pairing neatly and promptly dona and war ranted. Main Street, opposite Bank, M.llhelm, Pa. A O DEININGER, * NOTARY PUBLIC. SCRIBMKB AND CONVEYANCER, MILLHEIM, PA. All business entrusted to him, such as writing and acknowledging Deeds, Mortgage*, Releas* a, Ac., wilt be executed with neatness and dis patch. Office on Mam street. TT H. TOMLINSON, DEALER I* ALL KINDS OF Groceries, Notions, Drugs. Tobaccos, Cigars, Fine Confectloneiles ai.d everything in the line of a flrat-class Grocery st ;re. Country Produce taken In exchange for goods. Main stieet, opposite Bank, MUlheiiu. Pa. I. BROWN, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN TINWARE, STOVEPIPES, Ac., SPOUTING A SPECIALTY. Shop on Main Street, two houses cast of Bank, Mlllhelm, Penh a. J EISENHL T TH, * JUSTICE OF THE PF.ACE, MILLHEIM, PA. All business promptly attended to. txillectlon of claims a specialty. Office opposite Eisenliutli's Drug Store. VJu&SER & SMITH, DEALERS IF Hardware. Stov(B, oils, Pat sits, Glass, Wa Paper-, coach Trimmings, and Saddlery Ware, Ac,. Ac. All grades of Patent Wheels, corner of Malu aud Penu Streets, Mlllhelm, Peuna. ¥ ACOB WOLF, FASHIONABLE TAILOB, MILLHEIM, PA. Cutting a Specialty. simp next door tc Journal Book Sloro. JJILLHEIM BANKING CO., MAIN STREET, MILLHEIM, PA. A. WALTER, Cashier.' DAY. KRAPE, Pres. HARTER, AUCTIONEER, REBERBBURG, PA latisfactlon Guaranteed. She llillltrit® THE VIOLIN. The spirit of music sloe]* within The of this old violin ; But who hath power to wake again To waiting ear* the rapture strain ! None but the master will she own— She wakens to his hand alone. That of her silence breaks the bouds. And to his loving touch respouds ; When all her passion, hushed to long, Finds voice iu warm, love-breathing song. Ihv heart is such au iustrvuueut, In which love's harmonies, 10n;.,-pout Seek utternuce. But one alone The secret of their song may own, Ilere, by my band, the struts are pressed, To put my fcrtuue to tbe test; Aud now I wait, tn eager pain, If they speak love, or mute rmain. How He Bead 11. Although it was a bachelor's establish ment, there were few mansions haudsomer than Mr. llowland Coleman's, and many were the feminine hearts which would uot have been at all averse to transform the imposing stone front and its rows of plate glass windows, against which the almost priceless lace curtains fell in foamy grace, into a paradise that should uot be a bach elor's paradise. Everything was faultlessly handsome inside, furnished with au exquisite tiuish of detail that denoted the retiued taste of the owner. People wondered —and had been won dering for twenty years—why Mr. Cole- Inan did not ma: ry. Forty-eight found him a portly—not too portly—gentleman, with a fine frank face, adorned by a thick, drooping white mous tache, bright laughing eyes, as dark as well could be, and thick luxuriaut gray hair —a handsome, independent gentlemau, who had all his life liked his bachelor life, and hie bachelor home that was so grace fully presided over by his widowed sister; who liked the ladies remarkably well, but who had never been convinced he could love any one as he believed a wife should be loved, unless we except little May Dean, whose blue eyes had once or twice been lifted to look at this wonderful rich, hand some, gentleman, who was Mrs. Anderson's brother, and Mrs. Andersou was one of those genuine high bred ladies who was not ashamed to condescend to be a warm, true friend to May Dean's mother, even if Mrs. Dean did do her plain sewing for her. May had several times seen Mr. Coleman, and once or twice he had taken especial notice of her, rather enjoying her uncon scious awe of him, and very much admir ing her undeniable gentle sweetness of man ner, movement and voice. He bad come to find himself thinking frequently about her, so frequentlj r that he had been obliged to bring himself to ac count for presuming to give a second's thought to the insane probability of a little blossom like blue-eyed May Dean caring for him —old enough to be her father. Mr. Coleman sat in his library alone— such a magnificent, imposing room it was, with its high ceiling, its niches where statues of all the great scholars and states men stood, its rows of shelves reaching to the ceiling, its long central taole, its other tiny tables where low, pleasant-looking chairs were drawn up, its sweeping green damask curtains, its carpet like a huge bed of emerald moss. Mrs. Anderson had gone out that night, and Mr. Coleman was thoroughly revelling in the prospect of a long undisturbed even ing, when a servant rapped at the door, with a note on a silver salver. Mr. Coleman took it rather abstractedly, for notes were of such common occurrence with him, and, besides, he was already im patient to be in the dry details of some projected improvement in one of his big, flourishing factories—an improvement that would be appreciated by the hundreds of girl operatives he employed. bo he took the note rather indifferently until he saw the name subscribed in full— "May E. Dean." Just a little look of surprise came into his eyes, and there was just the merest pos sible acceleration in his steady pulses, not enough to make a perceptible tremor in his hands—as he re-\d the communication — '\DKAK MR. COLEMAN :—1 have no doubt but that you will be very much astonished when you find I have taken the liberty of writing to you; but what I wanted to say I thought I had better write. Please *do not be angry with me for venturing as I have done. lam not sure that lam doing right in telling you all Ido ; but I have thought it over and over, and have come to the conclusion that 1 will. Of course you know how poor mamma and I how she has to sew, and how I have been employed in Mrs. Einmett's family with the children from nine till three ; but she has discharged me and sent the children to a regular sohcol, and, Mr. Coleman, I can not imagine what is to become o :me un less you will have me." He paused point blank, and read the long sentence over again, a curious expression coming into his eyes and a smile creeping under his moustache. "Unless I will have her! Can it be pos sible that she has really cared for me cares for me enough to lay aside all con ventionalities, and so gracefully, sensibly offer her precious self ?" His eyes were tenderly solemn, yet tri umphantly happy, as he went on, touched to the heart by her artlessness— "l know I am very, very bold in daring to asn such a favor of you. lam alfhost sure you will be vexed and refuse me; but Ido not mean any harm. I must not let dear mamma be weighted with me, and I know you are very good ana kind; and in deed, I will try liard to please you in every way. Please, Mr. Coleman, let ine come, will you not ? But, if you would rather not have me, do not be afraid of hurting my feelings by saying so. Unless you really do want me 1 would rather >ou said no than take me just because I have ven tured to ask. If you will write to me just a word I will be very miich obliged. Yours, MAY E. DEAN." There were more suspicions of emotions in HowlaDd Coleman's eyes than had been there for many a long year as he folded up the letter, and put it in his pocket. There was no thought of the projected improvement iu the huge silk mills now— no thought of the details his very soul loved to struggle with. He walked up and down the library, his eyes fixed on the floor, his head drooped, MILLIIEIM, PA., THURSDAY* MARCH 3, 1881. his hands clasped behind ldin, thinking of the strange revelation the letter held, try ing to imagine the flushes that tinged May's fair cheeks when she wrote it, ami being alarmingly conscious that his heart was at last unsealed, and that May Dean's little baud had been the instrument to accom plish that magical feat. lie knew that, although all the love of his mature manhood weut out to this little blue-eyed girl who had pleaded her cause so well, unless she had pleaded it, he never would have dared presume to tlduk she loved him. lie did not permit an hour to pass in in activity. HShe will be in no enviable state of sus pense until 1 answer her note. I will go to her at once and tell her how I love her —how far from refusing her I am." Twenty minutes later his carriage stopped in front of the house where Mrs. Dean oc cupied rooms, and a moment later he stood in the plain little parlor, where May stood, her sweet face all alight with glad surprise and conscious flushes. "It is very good of you to take the trou ble to come, Mr. Coleman," she exclaimed, in a low, soft toue. His heart fairly thrilled under her sweet uess and shy graciousuess. "You mean it is more than good in you to allow me to come. Little girl, you have made me very, very happy. Let me kiss you, May?" he cried. But she slirank away, surprise in every feature of her face. "Mr. Coleman!" He was pleased with her shy reserve more than with her little letter. With a smile on bis face he again ad vanced and tried to take her hand. "You must never call me Mr. (Joleman again, dear. But now let me hear how it sounds to have you say llowland." "Oh, sir, I never could do that, Please, Mr. Cole—" "Y<is, you cau, well enough, you shy little girl! Why not now, as well as after we are married ? Tell me, May, when shall it be ? lam an impatient lover, now that the ice 1 so dreaded is broken." She looked at him in perfect bewilder ment, her face alternately paliug and flushing. "1 am afraid something is wrong. I don't know what you mean " "Don't you ? May, you little rogue, what does this mean, then?" He held her letter to him towards her. "isn't that tli3 dearest letter that ever a man received ? Surely you know there could be but one answer to it, and I've come to tell you what 1 should huve done long before had I not been in such fear of a refusal from you. You have asked me, so enchantingly, in this letter, for—" She interrupted him eagerly. "Yes, sir, for a place in one of your silk mills. Please say yes P Mr. llowland Coleman stood and looked at her, all the ridiculous construction he had put upon her letter occurring to him forcibly. A place in tbe mills ! His very soul sunk with the reaction from happiness to despair. Then he looked at her, aud— "May, you cannot have a place in any of my mills, although there are always va cancies. But I must tell you what you can have, if you will take it—me, and all the mills in the bargain. May, will you be my wife?" A Fleamut Method of Traveling, For those who desire to see Alaska in its best aspect, canoe traveling is one of the pleasantest known means of journeying through the country. With ludians for guides, the voyage can be easily undertaken. The larger canoes made by these Indians will carry from one to three tons, rise light ly over any waves likely to be met on those inland channels, go well under sail, and are easily paddled along shore in calm wa ter or against moderate wind, while snug harbors, where they may ride at anchor or be pulled up on a smooth beach, are to be found almost everywhere. W r ith plenty of provisions packed in boxes, and blankets, aud warm clothing in rubber or canvas bags, you may be truly independent, and enter into partnership with nature; ried with the winds and currents, accept the noble invitations offered all along your way to enter the sublime rock portals of the mountain floods, the homes of the wa terfalls and the glaciers, and encampt every night in fresh, leafy covers, carpeted with flower-enamelled mosses, beneath wide out spreading branches of the evergreens, ac commodations comp&ied with which the best to be found in artificial palaces art truly vulgar and mean. Vampire Bats of Brazil. Probably no part of Brazil is more af flicted than a portion of the province of Bahia, with the scourge of vampires. Whole herds of cattle are sometimes de stroyed by this venomous bat. It was long a matter of conjecture how this animal ac complished this insidious and deadly work; but scientific men have now decided that the tongue, which is capable of considera ble extension, is furnished at its extremity with a number of papilla*, is so ar ranged as to form an organ of suction, the lips having also tubercles symmetrically arranged. Fastening themselves upon cattle, these dreadful animals can draw the blood from their victims. The wound, made probably from the small, needle-like teeth, is a fine, round hole, the bleeding from which it is difficult to s'op. It is said that the wings of tliis deadly bat fly around during the operation of wounding and drawing blood, with great velocity, thus fanning the victim and lulling while the terrible work is in progress. Some of these creatures measure two feet between the tips of their wings, and they are often found in great numbers in deserted'dwell ings in the outskirts of the city. The ne groes and Indians especially dread them, and there are numerous superstitions among the natives in regard to them. Novel Pictures. A curious device, whereby pictures ol various kinds are burnt out on a piece of ordinary looking rose-colored paper, has been brought out by a Berlin merchant. *ou apply a glowing match at two finely perforated points, and the sparks commun icated then begin gradually to move over the paper, wo.king out the picture. Neither leaves its proper path, or injures the paper beyond, and when the end of the path is reached, the spark goes out. A negative and a positive are thus obtained, after the manner of silhouettes. Hero Worshipping. The people of northern Europe are great hero-worshipers, but not by any means ambitious to excel in holding the relics of their heroes when they cost money. The English ami Americans are the most ex travagant in this respect. Four years ago the Scottish* society of antiquaries, after most diligent search and at great expense, purchased from a Cana dian farmer the Crook of St. Fillau, with the custody of which four hundred years before liobert Bruce hail entrusted hit an cestor. The harp ot Brian Born is still preserved safely in the museum of Trinity College, Dublin, while the prayer book of King Charles I. and his watch are in the pos session of two English gentlemen, from whom no amount of money can purchase them. Due Purkiss, an Englishman, in an an gry mood, eouverted into a bag of char coal the axletree of the wagon iu which the corpse of William liufus was conveyed from the forest when Sir Walter Tyrrell killed him. All of these ami all of the older memen toes of the eminent dead might or would bring heavier prices in otln r years thau at present. The age is growing too material. In 1810 a tooih of Sir Isaac Nepvtou was sold for seven hundred and thirty pounds; his entire skeleton would scarcely command that price to-day. The King of Pegu of fered the Portuguese fifty thousand pounds as a ransom for a tooth of Buddha, now in the Temple of Adam's Peak, in Ceylon. In 1885 the hat worn by Napoleon at the battle ot Eylau was sold for ten Lhousaud francs; at a recent sale numerous of his relics brought mere trilles. The ivory arm-chair presented toGustavusAdolphus, by the ciiy of Lubeck, was appraised and purchased some fifty years ago, for fifty eight thousand florins, while in the same year the coat worn by Charles XII, at the battle of Pultowa, brought five hundred and sixtv-one thousand Irancs. The two pens employed in signing the treaty of Amiens were sold for three thou sand dollars. A wig worn by Lawrence Merne was considered cheap at a thousand dollars, while the countrymen ot the great metaphysician, Kaut, auctioucdolf the one he wore at the time of his death, for less than titty. Voltaire's cane njfilized five huudredjraucs; a waistcoat of j Kosseau— Jean Jacques—a thousand. jThe over- or goloshes, worn by AbnUiam Lin coln ou the uigbt of his assassination, were considered of so little value us to be given over for exhibition in a drinking saloon. One reason of the decline, to a certain extent, of relic hunting, is the skillful and shrewd counterfeits with which the coun try has been flooded. The boldness of these deceptions is almost equal to thai ol the two rival monasteries, one oi which exhibited the skull of John the Baptist at the time of his death ; the oilier, not to be outdone, had bis cranium "wiieu he was a small boy." - } i . Au AuMM-lr-an fcfch- "Mr. Horatio Bradlaugh." Tiie words had scarcely ceased to echo through the court-room when a tall, han somely dressed, courtly-mannered young man walked quietly to the frout. Every thing about the witness betokeued the tho rough gentleman. With folded arms he s ood facing the desk. "Kiss the book." "I respectfully decline, judge." His Honor looked aghast, the chiefs hair lifted his hat almost off his head, and spectators, of all colors and sizes, were struck motionless with amazement. The witness stood with lolded aims and erect figure, his fine head turned from the ex tended volume. "Are you an iufldel?" "1 am not." "Perliaps you are an atheist ?" "Not at all." "And you refuse to kiss this book ?" "1 decline to kiss that book." "Are you mad, mau ?" "My mind was never clearer." "Do you believe in the Bible ?" "I do; but I'm not willing to kiss that one." "Within is the moral law thundered from Sinai." "It is so." "And the words of the prophet burning with celestial fire—" "You speak true." "And the sweetest story ever told to the ages." "Right again." "Better men ti.an you ever dared to be have kissed this sacred tome." "Worse men than I ever dared to be have kissed that holy volume." "Women's thin red lips have kissed it." "Women's thick blue lips have kissed it." "Merchant princes have kissed it." "Moon-eyed liackmen have kissed it." "Statesmen have kissed it." "Humpbacked tramps have kissed it." "The rosy lips of health have been here." "The fevered lips of sickness have been there." "ihe quivering lips of distress have pressed it." "Yes, and barbers have bussed it." "Genius has imprinted upon it a kiss." "And so have smiff-dippmg spinsters." ■'The chiseled lips of beauty have touched it." "And the onion tainted lips of draymen have smacked it." "It breathes a beautiful spirit." "Yes, and smells of five-cent whiskey." "It is the book." "Yes, but it's streaked with tobacco juice." "It is —" "That's all so, but it's greasy and dirty, and—" "It is the best book in the whole world." "On the inside ; but the worst book in the whole world on the outside." "You have refused to do—" "What both races, both sexes, aud all sizes have done." "Y'es, thousands of all ages and condi tions have kissed that book." "You'll have to bring in a new book, judge, if you want me to do any kissing this morning," "Is your came Horace Bradlaugh ?" "No, sir." "And you know nothing about this case?" "Not a thing." "How dare you answer to that name, then, and get up here?" "Judge, I'm a book agent; can't I sell you a Bible ?" H truce Greeley end the Tlcuet Agent. A reformed ticket agent, a man now en gaged in mercantile pursuit, and who looks back with profound melancholy and re morse to his wicked career, as he sailed in as a ticket agent, told me that once, in his sinful days, he was employed at Chicago on a through line from that incorporated Koreas on the iake to New York City, which, made up of a new combination, was "bucking" against Vanderbilt. To extend its custom the combinaticn had at Chicago a corps of able-bodied runners, to seize wayfarers by the throat and fetch them up to the ticket ageut, where the in nocent traveler was to be talked into a ticket over the combination. One day an able-bodied ruffian came, leading up a rough-looking customer, who wished to purchase a lieket to New York by the way ot Cleveland. The combina tion did not touch Cleveland. But evident ly the old white-hatted, loose-trowsered, coarse-booted countryman, with his white head and goggliug look, did not know what he wanted. It was for the ticket agent to care for him; and so he rattled on, with ticket in hand, until the venerable, goggle eyed old shutlle-toes had extracted from a fat wallet the price and shambled awk wardly away. "Say, old fellow," asked a friend who happened to be in the office, "do you know who you sold a ticket to then !" "Some old fool of a corn-cracker." "Not a bit of it—that was Horace Greeley." "Ger whillicaus! and he wanted to go to Cleveland?" "Yes, he's billed to lecture there, and the Tribune will give your combination the d for the swindle." "That's so. Here, you put your cheek to this hole till I tiud him." Away ran the ticket agent, it was uot difficult to tind the hotel at which the venerable philosopher lodged. Theticket agent found him iu the reading-room, por ing over a iate issue of tne Tribune. He tapped Horace on the shoulder, and the philosopher looked up with that child-like expression ol his that seemed to come out from open eyes and mouth. "I beg your pardon," said the agent, "but 1 sold you a ticket to New York awhile since, aud I made a mistake." "In the money, I suppose?" replied Horace, dryly. "No, sir; in the route. I remembered after you left you said Cleveland. Now the ticket I gave you will not take you to Cleveland." "The it won't," cried Greeley, starting up. "Well, young man, I can tell you that would be a great disappoint ment to Cleveland." "1 don't know anything about that; but 1 did uot want any man to miss his way through any fault of mine. So I've beeu in every hotel in Chicago after you." "The you have." "1 have. There is a right ticket. It's oyer a rival line. But my honor, sir, rises above trick. I bought the right ticket for you, and if you give me the old one we will be even." "Young waa," said Horace, fishing from his capacious pocket the ticket of the com bination, you are very good; too good; come to think of it, too d good tor a ticket agent. Leave that, good young man, before your innoceut nature is cor rupted, or your d Patent Screw and Pod-auger liue is busted up. Go West, young man; go West," The lute fur Women. There are corners of the world from which we seldom hear, but when we <fb, we hear something worth while. Such is the isle of Man, chiefly notable hitherto among the ladies for cats without tails ; henceforth to be remarkable among women suffragists for women with all their lights. Geographically the Isle of Man is equi-dis tant from England, Ireland and Scotland. Politically it enjoys home rule. Industri ally it turnishes various metals, minerals, and agricultural products. Politically it has furnished, in its limited area, its share of a possible solution of a great problem. Its Legislature has widened the suffrage to householders of both sexes, under the same conditions. The Woman's Suffrage Journal, an English periodical, rapturously proclaims: "Thus the House of Keys, probably the most ancient popular assem bly in the world, has been true to its tradi tion of resisting encroachment on liberty by taking measures to secure the exercise of political rights by women as well as by men, and by asserting the principle of free government for the whole, and not merely for the half of the people. The House of Keys is the popular branch of the Manx Legislature, the other House being the Governor and Council. Tbe franchise measure was introduced by tne Governor, in the old style, conferring the right of voting on the male inhabitants. The House of Keys amended it by striking out the word "male," by a vote of five to one. It is said there is no doubt that the new law will be concurred in so far as the Manx men are concerned. The acts of the Legislature require the sacution of the Crown of Great Britain before they become operative; and, if Queen Victoria with holds her approval the "half of tha peo ple" will declare that she is no true wo man. The area of the Isle of Man is 180,000 acres, the population about 65,000. One might think if there's peace to be found in the world, the heart that is humble might hope for it there. It has a revenue of about £50,000, and its annual Government ex penses are some £IO,OOO less-. Neverthe less, the island has a very respectabe debt of about £150,000. When the women get into the Legislature, as they naturally must, they will have this debt reduced, or, if not, know the reason why. The kingship or lordship of the Isie of Man was formerly held by hereditary descent, but the lord ship was sold to the British Crown in 1765, aud the Governors are now appointed by the Sovereign of Great Britain. The Manx men make their own laws, and impose their own taxes. The institutions of the Isle date back to 940, and the House of Keys antedates the British House of Commons. The local historians claim a long record of independent legislation and conservation of popular rights of which they properly are preud. Whether periect happiness would be procured by perfect goodness this world will never afford an opportunity of deciding. But this, at least, may be maintained, that we do not always find visible virtue. —There are ICB7 prisoners in the Eastern Penitentiary Mlm Waxer. Young Mr. Sparks entered the law office of Judge Smith with rather a sorrowful cast of countenance. Drawing up a chair, he gently inquired: "Does the law allow damages for injury to a man's feelings, Judge?" "Not often; sometimes." "Not when you're cut up, mortified, trodden on, inputted, mad?" "I can tell you better when 1 know the facts." "Weil, I'll state my case. You know, Judge, that church fair that was held in the hail last night? 1 went there, and John Wormly introduced me to a most awfully pietty girl, Miss Blazer. I never met tier before. She was jußt splendid, you know. Uncommon agreeable; and 1 treated her to oysters and ice-cream, and bought her a pin-cushion and a lamp-mat. and a whole lot of fiddle-faddle. Spent about four dol lars, you know, and she seemed so mighty pleasaut that I thought I'd made a hit; dead in love with her, you understand." ' Quick work, wasn't it?" "Yes, but ahe was so very handsome and so bewildermgly a liable. Aud so, about ten o'clock, 1 asked her if I might see her home. She said I might- I didn't know where she lived and I didn't care. So we started, and we struck oat for the Wood bury Pike, aud 1 asked her if she was a neighbor to the Smiley a, and she said she wasn't. Then we walked on, and on, until we were clear out into the country, and 1 inquired if her father was in the tarming business, and she said no. So we kept going, and pretty soon it began to rain,and as 1 had no umbrella, I asked her to let me throw my coat around her, and she con sented. and I walked by her side in my shirt sleeves." "Did she seem grateful?" '' W ell, not much. But we'd g jne about half a mile farther, she said she thought she saw a highway robber or something a a few yards ahead —dark as pitch, you know—aud wouldn't I go on in advance and see what it was. So 1 walked boldly on,and the first thing I knew, I ran against one of the side-posts of the tollgate, and skinned my nose. Look at it! Made it bleed, too. Then she said she knew where she was now, aud we could go right along. 1 asked her il she lived near the tollgate, and she said 'not so very.' However, 1 kuew 1 had made au impression on that girl, and 1 didn't care much for distance. So we walked along, until we passed Simp son's school house and came to Huckle ln rry Greek. She said it just flashed across her then that the bridge was down, and she couldn't imagine how we were to get across. "Couldn't swim, could she?" "Not deep enough, you know. So I hemmed aud hawed awhile, and then I told her thai, i didn'i like to make the of fer, but I'd wade and carry her, if she'd let me." "lief used, of course, I suppose?" "She accepted on the spot, and I got her across safely, although 1 was wet up to my knees. So then we kept going along, and along, and along,until i got kind of uneasy when all of a sudden she said she was afraid she had missed the road, it was so dark, and would n't 1 go to that house close by and ask them if this was the Woodbury Pike or Hatboro' Lane. I went, but before 1 could get to the door-bell, a dog came booming at me, and 1 ran for the gate. Put your hand right there, on my leg. Feel that? That's the bandage over that dog bite. A quarter of a pound of flesh gone, at the very least." "Did she sympathize with you?" "Well, not as much as 1 expected. And then we walked, and walked, and walked, and kept on walking, until 1 began to think she must live -oinewhere on the Pa cific Coast when presently ahe said: 4 There's our house! I see a light!" "That was one satisfaction, anyhow, for I knew she would ask me in, aud have me dried, and maybe her mother might ask me to stay all night, so that I'd have a chance to get acquainted with the family, and to see her in the morning." "Well?" "Well, we went up, and when I rang the bell, a young fellow came to the door, and he says: "Why, Emily, is it you? We thought you intended to stay at Ferguson's, or I'd have come for you." "Then she introduced me, and said this was the gentleman she was engaged to, Engaged to , mind you! And he thanked me lor bringing her home. I, you under stand, standing on the front steps all this lime. And the gentleman she was engag ed to handed me my coat and said to Emiiy: "No use of asking Mr. Sparks in at this time of night, of course?" "And Emily said: "He'll want to get home as quick as he can, I am sure." "And like an old fool I said: "Of course." "And so I quit, and they went in and shut the door. "It was just four miles home. I got in about daylight, wet above, soaked below, aud fuil of bruises, mutilated nose, dog bites, and frantic with anxiety to play par ticular thunder with the whole Blazer fam ily, and tiie young man tc whom Emily was engaged. Now, what can 1 do about it?" The Judge explained that there was no' ground for an action in law, and Sparks went out talking about murder and sudden death; but he must have changed his mind. The Blazer family was intact when last heard from. How Afghans elsht. An Afghan never thinks of asking for quarter, but tights with ferocity of a - tiger, and clings to life until his eyes glaze and his hands refuse to pull a pistol trigger or use a knife in a dying effort to maim or kill his enemy. The stern realties of war were more pronouneed on the battlefields in Afghanistan than perhaps they have ever been in India, if we except the retri butive days of the mutiny. To spare a .wounded man for a minute was probably to cause the death of the next soldier who unsuspiciously walked past him. < >ne thingn our men certainly learned in Af ghanistan, and that was to keep tb-.-dr wits about them when pursuing an enemy or over a hard-won field. There might be danger lurking in each inanimate form studding the ground, and unless care and caution were exercised, the wounded Af ghan would steep his soul in bliss by Kil ling a Kaffir just when life was at its last ebb. The stubborn love of fighting in extremis is promoted doubtless by fanaticism, aud we saw BO much of it that our men at close quarters always drove their bayonets well home, so that there should be no mistake as to the deadliness of the wound. The physical courage which distinguished the untrained mobs who fought so resolutely against us was worthy of all admiration; the tenacity with which men, badly armed and lacking skilled leaders, clung to their positions was remarkable, to say nothing of the sullen doggedness they often showed when retiring. But when the tide of the light set in full against them, and they saw further resistance would involve them more deeply, there was so sudden a change always apparent that one could scarcely believe the fugitives hurrying over the hills were the same men who had resisted so desperately but a few minutes before. They acted wirely; they knew their pow ers in scaling steep hills, or in making their escape by fleetness of foot, and the host generally dissolved with a rapditiy which no one but an eye-witness can appreciate. If cavalry overtook them they turned like wolves aud fought with desperation, selling their lives as dearly as men ever sola them ; but there was no rally in the true sense ot the word, and but faint attempts at aiding each other. Their regular troops were hut little amenable to discipline, by reason of deficient training, and they re sorted to the tactics they had pursued as tribesmen when once they were forced to retire. Never DO It. Never associate with bad company. Have good company, or none. Never refer to a gift you have made, or favor you have rendered. Never look over the shoulder of another who is reading or writing. Never appear to notice a scar, deformity or defect of any one present. Never arrest the attention of an acquaint ance by a touch. Speak to him, Never punish your child for a fault to which you are addicted yourself. Neyer answers questions in general com pany that have been put to others. Never, when traveling abroad, be over Kxastful in praise of your own country. Never lend an article you have borrowed unless you have permission to do so. Never call a new acquaintance by the Christian name unless requested to do so. Never attempt to draw the attention of the company constantly upon yourself. Never exhibit anger, impatience or ex citement when an accident happens. Never pass between two persons who aie talking together, without an apology. Never enter a room noisily; never fail to close the door after you, and never slam it. Never fail to offer the easiest and best seat in the room to an invalid, an elderly person or a lady. Never neglect to perform the commis sion which the friend entrusted to you. You must not forget. Never seud your guest, who is accus tomed to a warm room, off into a cold, damp, spare bed, to sleep. Never enter a room filled with people, without a slight bow to the general com pany when first entering. Never fail to answer an invitation, either personally or by letter, within a week after the invitation is received. Never accept of favors and hospitalities without rendering an exchange of civilities when opportunity offers. Thin Coffee. While a New Yorker was at Mt. Clemens, Mich., last fall to try the effect of the mineral waters on his rheumatism he was one day approached by a young man who asked: "Are you not Mr. , ot New York City?" "I am," was the reply, "but Ido not re member of having met you before." "Probably not. lam Smith, the come dian. n "Smith—Smith/' "Oh, you needn't try to remember me. Pour weeks ago 1 flattered myself that all the world knew me and admired my act ing. I came West with a combination which busted m Wisconsin, and after a walk of 640 miles across the country I have come to the conclusion that 1 never amounted tp two shillings as an aGtor." "1 presume you desire my aid to reaeh home ?" "Naturally I would, but if you will see that I have dinner I will let you off. Fact is, 1 have been bitten by dogs so often, chased by farmers so frequently, and been obliged to outrun so many constables that I have lost all ambition. Once I wanted thunders of applause at every hit. Now, when I do a good thing in the way of elud ing a Sheriff and his posse, I'm perfectly satisfied with even pancakes and thin coffee as a reward." Ihe Boar's Head. It was in the olden time when Baron Rowdedow held possession of all the Ger man provinces that a grand Christmas dinner was prepared for ail his retainers, and the great event of the day was to be the bringing in of the boar's head, which dainty dish was to grace the centre of the table. But it so happened that the chief cook fell ill, and his place was filled by a young Milesian, and he it was that stood by the chief door when Baron Rowdedow called forth in a stentorian voice : "Hence knave, and bringest unto us the boar's head." And he of Ireland wot not what was meant, because in his isle a pig was a pig. Yet he bethought himself, and went forth, and returning sat before Baron Rowdedow the head of a book agent who had devas tated the baron's domains with a book sold only on subscriptions, of which there were 999 parts and an index. And the Milesian said: "Here, sur, is yer boar's head." And the Baron and his retainers did laugh a laugh of great joy, and such a Cnristuias was there never be fore held in those parts. New Cement. An invention which will considerable in fluence architecture and sculpture has just been made in Bavaria. By means ot an enamelling liquid, the inventor renders any Rind of stone or cement harder than granite, and gives it the absolute and in delible appearance of any other mineral that may be desired. The enamel may also be applied to metal, which it is said it completely protects from rust. H* m ♦ It is when our budding hopes are nipped beyond recovery by some rough wind that we are most disposed to pic ture to ourselves what flowers they might have borue had tbey flourished. NO. 9.