The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, May 24, 1872, Image 1

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    A < anfton.
Love hailed a little maid
Romp, rig through the meadow ;
Beedlei-e m the euu ahuplarel,
Bcornfnl of the sbadofl.
"Come with me," whugered he ; m
" I.ietcn, love and reason,
" Bv-and-hy." hmclfrd reply,
"EoCt's not in aetuMja."
Tear. west, tears came,
L'ght mixed with shadow,
Love met the maid again
Dreaming through the meadow.
"Be not eoy, urged th# imy,
" List in Until to love ami reason.
" she mueyd reply,
"Love's still in .vasoh."
• * * kg
Years went, year* canve.
Light turned to shadow ; *
Low saw the again.
Waiting in the nwadon.
" Pass no more, tny dream is o'er;
I can bston now tore.em"
•' Knep thoe rao-tol the boy ;
" Loves out or season."
■| \ ' *
The Organ-Blower,
He voidest of my Sunday (Honda,
The patient organ-blower bends ;
I see his figure sink aud rise,
(Forgive me, ilea von, my wandering em!)
A moment lost, the neat half seen,
His head above the scanty screen.
Still measuring cot hi* deep salaam*
Through quavering hi tuna and panting psalm*.
No priest that pray* in gilded end*,
To save a rich man** mortgaged sou!;
No sister, fresh from holy vows.
Bo humbly stoop*, * muddy iww* ;
His large ot* jaance put towhame
The proudest geuudecting Uame,
Whose Easter bonnet low descend*
With all the gieee <kvotft>a lend*.
O brother I wfth the sn) p'.e spina,
How mueti wo ows those bows of thine I
Without thine arm to lend the brsSse,
How vain the finger on the key. f
Though all unmatched the player"* skill.
Those thousand throats were dumb and still .
Another' art may shape the ton*,
The breath that fills it i* Unue own.
Six days the ulent Mention wait*
Behind his temple"* M.W gate*;
B"t when the seventh day's annshiec tall.
Through rr.iabowed unlaws on the walls,
He brrathce, sing*, ho shouts, he fllfc
„ The quivcrmg air with rapturous thrill* ;
The roof rcsoands, the pffiar* shako.
And all the slumbering cob or* wake I
The Preacher from the Bihie-text
With sesiv wards my soul ha* vexed;
(Some strtfrger, TumlvUag far astray
To find the lesaou for the day ;)
He tell* us truths too plainly true.
And reads Hie service all askew-
TkjwA* the- mbebfef-cant h look
Bc fomdmd in the aervfex-book ?
But thou, wtfh decent mien and fXce,
Art alwwfs ready iu ffie plaoe ;
Thy MmMtou blast. whataVr (h. tan*,
A* .toady a* the siroT motsoou;
Thy wnly t*rvl, a leathery creak.
Or aawli jrnsidwal extra squeak.
To tend aieag ttwsshaAiwy ami**
A * natv of oimprtd aauiew.
Not all lh preaehfctc. O in y frit ltd!
Cotnca tram th church's poftt end,
N .vaail thai heari th* kn*e sad V*w
Yield snivfee half to tree as tboa.
One simple tack peffwrncd aright.
With aft ndgr skill, hut ail thy aright.
Where honest* labor dots it* b**t.
And leaves the rlaver all the rvsst.
. *
This many maxe.
Through which the btwath of h*fcg strays,
Whcee music makes our earth divrue,
Has work for mortal hands like mines
My duty Be* before me. Lo I
The lever there! Tsl. hold ami blow;
And We whose hand i* on the keys
Will play the tune a* He shah please.
" nagry." said I, to our little five-year
old. "will you ran and tell Bridget to
, have warm bison its Aw tea ?"
, He started quickly, and as he started Bis
to Ot caught in a little stand upon which
I had placed a rare Parian vase, with a
' roeebotfjw* unfolding its crimspn petals
initl * -The -tried tefi over, and the vsse
(agift from mr mot hen was shattered.
" You Jmnghly hoy," I e.-iod, angrily,
"yottdpoaeve to bo whipped. Pick up
, those xiw* inaiantly ar.d put them in the
coal hod. He stooped, carefully picked
np The fragment*, carried tfcera away and
■ was Htte for some time. When ho re
turned it was with something tightly
claimed is his hand.
i . COBBMP to me ho placed a fiv-ceut
piece in my hand, saying, timidly:
" WiU that buy anew vase, mamma?"
WJprt oii dyruoa possessed nie to take
the f cherished treasure a
kind neighbor had given hum, and throw
it tmm me f Vtiow not. ~
Marry picked it wp with tears running
sod MU daws upon his stool with his
kanilt folded ao roeakJy. Presently be
•rid : at .
. " Algpuaa, mar Igo and play with Eddv
Potter V' .
%, I d6n Vc.ire where you go/' said I,
crtw| v, *♦ as Jong as yon keep out of my
• -UiWry went to the closet whefe his coat
and. iiat hang, put them on and came and
stood by my aide.
" Mamma, will yog please forgive me ?
Pm *o sorryand he put up his lips for
alias, " ,
"OJ Odd forgive me. I pushed the lit
tle firlWw away-. TTe stood by the door a
momenllo<dring pftifully fit me. It is
twwite-hve vent* ago bo-day since he
- . atoad there; hut I can see Hun, with his
bine org* and red and gray.Worsted skat '
io f the Ijltle fret wpgt slowly down
the stairs. 1 heard him go out and un
fasten fhe ga'e. hooking out of the win
dow I sari thfi Tittle fellow Tift his face
witbawnileas he saw me, which gave
. place to a pitifal ativeri'nf the lipa as lie
C'w I Bipk no notice of him. I watched ,
e dar'ipg dowp the street with a strange
". 'undefined ft-ellng, till fhe little coat and red '
mittens were no longer visible. Twice a
' sudden impulse moved metoeailhhn beck, I
LubAerasAid n down. Obi would V.
.< God i had. Well. I sewed all through
■ the winter afternoon. At tour o'clock 1
,- (fut away or work and sat by the window.
began to reproach tne for my
conduct. "I don't care," said f, "my
bearrtiTn! vase Is in ruins."
- What is the value of *ll the Tases in
- the world compared with your ehildt
Hare von rot spoken crossly to that dear
Jitlle Carry, who is always so cheerful and
obedient? And this is not the first time,
eiuier ; and yon call yourself a Christian
MsOther, top. Suppose ITarry should be
suddenly tkken away froth you, would not
your ftrpef words haunt you forerer ?
*' I efoold bear tins no longer. I rose and
7 picked up the stray litter about the room
to give it • mora tidy appearance.
Then I went to the window, peering
mraionslj through the glooin, bnt seeing
nothing of my boy, my heart became tcr
Wily heavy; this suspense was unbear
' sMe.' Hastily throwing- n shawl over my
head, I rap into kLa>Potteils.
.nJUßfTttfg&l&dildtOas the qnes-
Ai W Ol- ® 1 enured rootq,.
" Have yon see* Harry ?"
''He was over here at'liqjf-paat two;
he and Eddie went over to Joeie Gray'a I
think "
* What she thought T never knew, for at
tljat moment the door flew open and Ed
die rwhed in breatldeaa, soreaming—
r'Oh! mother, mother! Jlarry Ltring
is drowned. We were sliding on the mill
xiqnd, and thgce .wap a Jmls jn the ice
wjdh >|Jr si?jan||y ijn't see it,
. I ln . rw,m
. V broken only by the blithe, sweet voioe of
a eanary, and the purr. <jf a Maltese cat.
■ "Presently Mrs. Potter carpe towards me,
• and placet! her hand softly on my shonl
y der, saying. " EHn, biygieor child."
, ' But I never moved, but sat gazing with
. ialtt&tdtM* eye*.upon Aa awfnl picture.
A cold gray afternoon, a pond, and a little
figure well known to tne disap
pearing through the treacherous ice, down,
down, the little hand, griping at the
Jtygcheroes weeds, the sweet month full
of water. And those wicked, einful words
v*W*iiig tlirough my ears;—" I don'l cara
where you go, so long aayea keep oat of
my eight.'-' There was a- toist before my
eyes, a ringing in my ears. I remember
{paring the boas# with a bllod Miof flf
FHED. KURTZ, Editor ami Proprietor,
'going where my Harry wa*. Then MM<
* horrible HUM of the earth breaking
away at my foot, and t knew no more.
A pleasant feeling of warmth, • languid
wnso pervaded my whole system. 1
opened my e e* end glared around the
room. A trange woman by the tire; at
the foot of the bed my husband, with hi*
band* over hit eyn 1 tried to think w hat
had happened, but in rain. Then my at
tention was arrested by a little tigure in
a red tlanuel night dress cuddled up in a
big chair—my Harry. Then it all flashed
across my mind. I sat up straight iu bed j
with a taint, * Why, what is it f
" Yon must not talk ; lie down. Oh! j
darling! " and the strong man Wept like a .
child. And the little figure came and
jumped on my bed, and, putting his arms
around my neck, cried too. And 1. pux
tied to know w bat it all meant, cried also i
The strange figure came aud took llarry
away, saying:—
" Be careful now, air. I.oring; every
thing depend* upon quiet. 1 '
"Tell me all now,** said I; "1 don't
know. 1 had such a horrible feeling. Ob,
Harold, 1 dreamed Harry was drowned."
lii* face grew white.
"He wa* near death. George Gray
got him out of the pond. Gray sent down
to the office for me. I went after Dr.
Hopper and came right up. There was
but a spark of life, but we succeeded at;
" How many days ago was it, Harold I"
•aid I.
"Seven weeks ago, jeaterday,'' aaid be
••Seven weeks!" aaid I. " Inqwieaible!"
"You have been rick with the brain
lever, Ella. You were very near death;
for daya we despaired of ever seeing you
conscious. You would aay, Harry is
drowned, and 1 made hitn drown himself!
Last night l)r. Hopper aaid, ' The crisis is
at hand; if she lives through the night
she will get well.' Oh, Ella! 1 am so
thankful yon are spared to me."
" I have been weak and siuful, Harold,"
said 1, and then (old him all, not keeping
back anything.
He heard me through, stroking my hair
in a gentle fashion. When 1 had finished
he said:
"It has taught yon a lesson, Ella,
dear." And that was all.
1 soon recovered. For a long time 1
could not bear Harry out of my sight.
It seemed as if I could not do halt
enough to atone for my wicked conduct.
The thought makes me shudder now as it
j ;t had beeu that Harry had never coins
• !>ack to tne, and that the las', words he
j had heard from his mother's lips were so
j unkind. 1 have had three children since,
and not one of them has ever received s
cross or hasty word from me. Oftentimes
jmy patience is severely tired, but one
thought of that horrible death to which
| Harry came so near, drives the demon
Mothers, bear patiently with these lit
rtie innocent ones. Are there not many
whose eyes, resting upon this simple
< story, are filled with tears at the reool
! lection of the unkind words, and even
| blow*, U> little children laid awajr forever,
i who would give all their worldly pos-
I sessions, yea, years of their lives, to recall
those hasty words whicli made their lips
! quiver pitifully, and the clear eyes dim
with tears! Ah! yon cannot have them
i baok. They are gone, and yohr sin re-
I maius. *
A Chapter on Women.
A wop;an, notwithstanding she is the
best of listeners, knows her business,
and it is a woman's business to please.
I don't say that it is not her business to
vot®,'bwC 1 do say that the woman who :
does not please is a false note in the har
monies of nature. She may not Lave j
| youth, or beauty, or even manner, but
| she must have something in her voire or
expression, or both, which it makes you ,
feel better disposed toward your race to
lixAAsror listen to. She knows that an
well aa we do ; and her first question
! ifter you have been talking your soul I
! into her consciousness is, Did I please ? |
A worn.<u never forgets her sex. She I
would rather talk with a man than an ;
angel, anv day. Womanly women ore
very kindly critics, except to themselves,
and How and then to theirown sex. The j
lest there is of sex about a woman, the j
more she is to lie dreaded. But takp a
real woman at her best moment—well'
dressed enough to be pleased with her
self, not so resplendent as to lie a show
md a sensation, with .the varied outride
influences that ret vibrating the har
monic qotcs of her nature -tirring in the
air aliout lier—and what has social life
to compare with ODC of those vital inter
hang s of thought and feeling wilh her
that make an hour memorable ? What
■en equal her W-t, her delicacy, lior
subtlety of appreL nsion, her quickness
to feel the changes f temjioraturc as the
warm and cool currents of thought blow
by turns ? At one moment she is mi
! .roecopmallv intellectual, critical, scru
pulous in judgment as an analyst's bal
ance, an 3 the next as sympathetic as the
open rote that sweetens the wind from
whatever quarter it finds its way to her
bosom. It is in the hospitable soul of a
| womah that a man forgets he is a strang
er, and so becomes natural and truthful,
at the same time that be is mesmerized
by all those divine differences which
| make her a mvstory and a bewilderment.
—O. 11. llolntt.
: Frr Pujutoss Btrwrj) TO DVATH.— In
New Scotland, Albany Co., NY.. a two
story building, occupied by Mr. Volrner,
his wife, and five children. Volmer's
mother, and his wife's stepfather, took
fire. Yolmer, his wife, and ODC child
were on the first floor, and escaped. All
the others perished in the flames. A
few days since the old gentleman, Mrs.
Volmer'B stepfather, went to Albany and
drew out of a savings bank some S3OO or
S4OO which he had kept on deposit, in
tending, it is said, to go to Wisconsin nt
an early day. When the fire reached tie
second story the old gentleman, in his
anxiety to save his money, kept back the
others in the room with him, and wou!d
not permit them to open the window and
jump to the ground.
a sleepy member of the lower branch of
the legislature requested a fellow mem
ber to wake him when a certain bill in
volving Ihe interests of lumbermen came
up. This agreed upon, the sleepy mem
ber was scon in the lianpy land f
dreams. It so happened that a certain'
bill upon tbeftand perjury rame up that
day. So when the latter bill was fairly
underway, the sleepy member was
aroused. He rubbed bis ryes arose and
addressed the speaker : " Mr. Speaker,
I wish to say a few wofds upon the bill,
tor the faet is, the most of the people
up our way make their living by tliis
trade." It is needless that his remarks
were appreciated and highly applauded.
—Springfield, (///.) Journal.
A Loon CALL. —A Texas editor pro
claims that, ha<l he a voice which could
be heard from the Lakes to the Rio
Grande, and from the Atlantic to the
Pacific coast, he would concentrate its
whole volume upon the great City of
Washington, and plead with the author
ities there for a mail at lea-t three times
a week in the City of Gatesville.
THE shiprights at Dartmouth, Nova
Scotia, struck for 82 50 per day recent
ly, the day's work to consist of nine
hours, an (j the employers consented.
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A Childish Fancy.
Oh mother) *ei> how pile sud wet
The fluWura on father.', grave a'* Ijmg '•
It must be watching you has act
The little daisy-buds to crying !
Poor child? and do you thiuk the earth
Sorrow* because our hearts re achltig ?
i Look, then, with what a carrloa* mirth
That sunlight on his Ixd is breaking I
i Yes, but yju called the great blue air
Clod'* home, to all Ills angels given ;
And so perhaps the sunbeam there
Is father smtliug up IU heaTeti I
The banns were published three times
j iVom the pulpit, the clergyman was Im
spoke, and the bridal-dre* made. The
bridal trousseau was ready ; it consisted
of nothing costly or splendid, but every
thread of it had passed the mother's lin
ger*, first through the spiunlng-w hew),
and then through the loom. Many hours
had been apnn up, and mauy thoughts
lieen a oven into the modest marriage jHtr
The marriage day came, and the morn
ing sun blued on the window* of the
widow's house. Everybody wa* up am!
doing. The old lady wa* already buy in
the kitchen, the young girl *at at the win
' dow gazing auxiouriy hut hap|iily down
j the road whence her bridegroom u to
come. The three little sisters lay wide
| awake in their little ooU; they had hard
' ly closed theireyes the whole night, think
i ing of the splendor which the day was to
; bring.
• : In the forenoon a young girl came down
t to the bride from the manor. It was the
! S gardener's daughter, her dearest, friend.
. She had a darling little basket on her
: arm, which she half-opened with a roguish
. smile, which made the young girl oast
; do*in her eyes and blush. The tiny has
' ket was filled with sprigs of myrtle, (ot
: which the bridal wreath is made in l>eu
tnark). At noon the three little ones
- were seen standing on the little hillock at
I the end ol the garden. They were dress
! Ed in their Sunday clothes, and kept watch
to let their sister know when the mail \
coach should coins in sight on the hill, or
1' report the first blast of the conductor's
horn. But they got tired of waiting, and
: one after the other would run back to the
house to ask if he would not soon ootne.
"Yes," said their mother, "yon won't
; have to wait long now." Still, they had
to n ail so long that they at last began to
1 I cry.
In the course of the afternoon a storm
i rose, the sky darkened, and the rwin best
• against the panes. The little ones had to
• stay in the house. " lint why doesn't he
;! come f" they inquired eagerly of their
i j sister.
" 1 hope that nothing has happened to J
him," the young girl said, faintly, and
turned her face against the wet pane in
order that they should not perceive that
her eyes were wet also.
At dusk a letter came to the widow.
' When she had read it she was crying too j
It was a sorrowful time, and a dark night
closed the day which should have beeu the
| marriage day, hut was not. The mother, :
i the young girl, and the three little sisters
wepi all of them together; hut seventy
1 years have passed away since that sad
I evening, and in these years we have lived i
through so many gloomy hours and sor- i
{ rowful days that we cannot afford tears '
j for ail of them. Therefore we do not j
weep with those whose tears flowed so !
long ago.
Tears dry soon. The next day the j
young girl wept no more. She was seized ;
with a fever. Wandering in her mind,
she dreamed that she was a bride, and all
her youthful friends brought her wreaths
! —she waaso unspeskably happy. And the
! dream came to pass. Her illness increased, i
; and eight days after she was dead. All
i her youthful friends brought her wreaths j
i —garlands of box and winter-green.
Nor did the mother weep the next day.
I She tenderly consoled the little girls. but
! gave vgpt to her wrath at the world's
wickedness, and the men's falseness, while
talking about her great calamity to her
I neighbor's wife. The sprigs of myrtle
she threw angrily out of the window.
The little sisters recovered soon from
j their disappointment. Each of them had
received a large piece of the bride-cake,
which they were contentedly eating sit
ting on the gra>s in the sunshine.
•' Oh! look at the pretty, green things
fAcrr," they cried, pointing at the discard
ed myrtle sprigs; "let us make a wreuth
of them," said one.
" No, let us plant them in the sand, and
p'.ay at garden with them,'' said another.
" I say let n plant them regularly, plant
them in flower-pots," proposed a third ;
and her proposition was agreed to.
The children procured a bottle with the
neck broken off, an earthenware pitcher
without a handle, and a cracked flower
pot, which they mended with twine; and
in these three vessels each of the little
girls planted their sprigs.
" Now. if we only have patience, they
will grow np to he big trees, and bear
beautiful flowers," said the little ones.
" Don't be too sure of that," said the
neighbor's wife.
"Why shouldn't they bear flowers?"
asked the children.
" Because there is no luck in these
twigs. If you want that kind of plant to
take root, you must plant it in a golden
pot, and not in such poor potsherds as
The sprigs ot myrtle were, however,
more willing than the dame had thought;
they took root and grew, all three of them.
Ten years, twelve years, more than
twelve years passed away. The little cot
tage at the road was torn down, and a
beautiful villa was built in its stead. It
had a slate roof, veranda, espalier, oolor
ed panes in the doors, and geeen window
blinda; bnt the owner and his family let
it stand empty in the winter, and during
tile summer they frequently traveled
But what had become of the widow
and her children? The old lady had fol
lowed her daughter "yonderby the church
wail, beneath the lilac bnsh," answered
the neighbor's'*wife, when folks asked
where they BOW lived. The three little
girls ha/1 grown np; when inquired for,
she could only tell that " they had all
three left and gone ont into the great wide
world.' Each had taken her myrtle with
The oldest of the girls was the hand
somest ; for that reason an old rich uncle
had taken n fancy to her, and adopted
her. He was in a good social position,
and kept house on a grand scale, fully as
grand as his means would allow; and he
spared no expense in the edncation of his
adopted daughter. She was tanght to
dance, and sing, and to play; had masters
in French and Knglish, and a maid to
wait npon her. Her myitis experienoed
a similar good fortune. It grew now In
a golden pot, perhaps not of genuine
gold, bnt still a gilded porcelain pot. It
was watered each morning by her maid
with rain water, and each evening by the
yonng gentlemen with complirnenta. They
all had something gallant to say about
the flourishing myrtle.
And what had they not to say about the
young girl f She was so very beautiful
that they could not afford to think about
her, and" so they did not think any more
about her than just for the time they saw
her. But when they beheld her they
sighed; the more charming she grew, the
more they sighed, whereupon she
again would try all her power of fas
cination to bo still more bowitoblng. Iter
CENTRE HAI.L, CO., Fill HAY, MAY 24, 1872.
head was wrontbed with gloriou* auburn
lock', hut to tusk* herself still uioie eu
chsutiuy, she decked I belli with garland*
<>f tlowrra, the one inorw uinguitieent tb*it
the other. First she w ore oue of forgA'
me not*, then of rotehuda, then of I'ro
\ence ro.os, then dahlias, then poppies,
and at last, grapc-vitic* and leavea in all
the gorgeous tint* of autumn. And while
the olio wreath gave place to the other,
the one year paed awray after Ih* other.
At last site wore a wreath of mire gold
leaves; but there were now stiver line*
in her beautiful tre****. She had not had
time to atteud to her myrtle. It had
meanwhile pined away, withered, aud
"That is the way with all of ns," the
sighed, glancing at the mirror. The myr
tle was then thrown out Into the yard
autoug the rubbish, tvmie little boys
found it; they coaled the twig# with bird
lime and caught aparrowson them. These
were the tlowera that the first sprig of myr
tle grew lo bear.
The second of the widow's daughters
was not exactly handsome, but a neat,
pleasant little girl enough. Good-uatured
and yielding, she accepted cheerfully
whatever lot might be In store for her.
Wheu her mother was dead she Went to
the house of her aunt, why was also a
widow, aud her myrtle she brought with
The auut had a son, who was the apple
of her eye, but that was, too, about all be
was, and he never got lo be anything
else. From hi* mother he received food
nnd clothing, light aud warmth, a neat
little room, and as much pockst-money as
his doating mother could possibly spare
hits ; in short, he got everything he wont
cd excepting his college degree, which he
had to work for himself, that he found
really too troublesome. YVbsu he became
tweuty-five years of age he wanted a
sweetheart, and he got her too. Aunty
assured the young girt that he was such an
exceedingly nice young runti and loved her
so very much that it would be a shame to
say to him no, and the girl would of course
not have the burden of a refusal upon her
Consequently they were engaged, which
wa* both nice aud convenient. Now the
old lady had both her darling* at home,
and there was billing and cooing from
morning till evening. Hi* room aas the
only one which laoed the sun, lor which
reason the myrtle was left there. Ah.
how many sweet word* were murmured
and sim fa*red over that myrtle by tk>-
young couple, and yet they never got
tired of repeating what they had sain so
often before.
It is curious enough that myrtle oannot
; be made to thturiah in a bachelor'* apsrt
lueut. Whether it I* the heat frum the
I ctoae stove iu winter, or tha drought in
i Mitnmer, whether it is Uretobweco smoke,
l or for what other reason, one thing is
; sore, that myrtles do not thrive very sat
isfactorily. particularly when '.hag hare to
continue the struggle for half a aeons of
ycurs, like this poor mry tie.
There is a kind of disease called honey
dew, fur the reason that all tit* leave* of
a tree which it attacks become covered
with * sweetish adhesive juice like hooey
or syrnp. That disease ac>w sailed upon
the myrtle of the engaged coople. The
leaves got stuck together, and dust and
dirt covered them. In tiin# it became im
possible to decide whether they were
green or grey, it was a pitiful eight. The
lor era dually did not know any nsor*
what they were to do with it, but then the
old woman died, and they got something
else to think of. They had to separate,
and bowrr hard it *■• to confess it,
they were both convinced that it was for
ever. No such an engagement could of
course ctene to auylhitg. lie got a ita j
tion at a u niow's—as her bushand, in fact,
after having been for a lung time bcr bus
iness manager. She became boosekcetwr ,
to a widower, and when he found out that
she was clerer and economical and
pleasant to get Hong with, be concluded
that he might as well marry her. an ar
rangement to which she had indeed no
The myrtle was really teo unfit to be
used for a nuptial wreath, but the bride
groom sab! it didn't matter much, a he
was but a widower, and the ceremony
was to take place quietly at home.
The third daughter was Tar from being
handsome. That she had soft, clear and
earnest eyes, a delicate complexion, and
sound white teeth, everybody wan willing
to admit; hut she bad also a thick, rungh.
red h*ad of hair, and a great abundance of
freckles, and therefore everybody agreed
to call her very homely, and when every
body once comes to such a conclusion, it
remains an undisputed fact. Neither un
cle nor aunt invited her to their homes;
she went out amongst stranger* after her
mother's death.
She got a situation on the manor of a
rich squire; that is, she was engaged to
attend the lady as maid and seamstress,
and to serve the squire and hi* steward
as a target for their clumsy wit and jokes,
not very choice, but a great nispy of them.
Country air is wholesome and fresh. The
young girl soon felt herself at home in her
now place. There wns more to htar and
more to do than she had been used to, hut
a willing horse draws a heavy load, and
ivhst cornea through one ear may pass out
at the other, which two old sayings she
laid to lissrt, and felt tolerably contented
with her lot. Her myrtle had a good deal
better time than she had. It was installed
in a little turret chamber, which went by
the name of the maiden's bower. There
it stood the livelong summer day on the
sill of the open window, and looked down
into the garden, rejoiced in the morning
sun and evening dew, heard the songs of
birds, received visits trdm bets and but
terflies. No wonder that it throve and
shot out twig after twig on all sides.
There were jovial times at the manor
daring the summer vacation. Strangers
and acquaintances arrived from the capi
ta), and among them a young student, the
gayest of the gay. He teased the young
girl a little too, bat uot exactly the same
way as ths others, lln rather amused
One day he eoneeived the clever joke of
stealing her myrtle and replacing it with a
cactus. The door to the maiden's bower
was of course locked, but the windows
of the bower were conveniently open.
Ho procured a long ladder from the gar
den, and raised it against the wall. lie
had already gained the topmost round
with the cactus pot on his arm when the
ladder slipped and he was precipitated to
the ground. There be was lying with
one leg broken and the ankle of the other
Even that was at the expense of the
poor governess. In addition to her othsr
multifarious duties, She had now to as
sume that of sick nurse also; bat she
performed that office with such care and
assiduity, that the poor yonng man, lying
crippled in a strange house, neither miss
ed his home nor his sister's care. " If von
are equally tender to the next who breaks
his neck or leg, I propose to jump out of
the window myself sometime next winter
when J have leisure," said the steward.
" II i were you I wouldn't risk it," ob
served the squire. ,4 trur charming gov
erness has heart-plaster for no more than
one wounded knight." The steward
laughed, as in duty bound, at this clevgr
remark of his superior. The witty re
mark of the squire was, however, not en
tirely withont its little grain of truth.
As a real sister of heart bled
for every suffering being, and the young
man suffered very much; but it is there
fore pot impossible that be obtained some-
I'mlk hiru'lin^iiS/
w hat more than a brother'* share of her
lo'lst.; HI If <, U a *ccref
When he began to recover, and a*siire<l
Lit ••*! <Uy how muph hi Iml %> thank
nef for, ill* l*lt ■* Imppt thirAoL urwely
dared to oonfeaa it to heraelf, ami each
time she looked at her myrtle *lw wa*
con.cion. of a strange but i)elieiou ieel>
lag. it wa* the myrtle which had been
Ue *uo*w of the disaatlf. aud she choke lv
founder it a* Uie c*u*e tf hr own hap
piuea*. At last, having fully recovered,
lie left the manor and returned to the city.
He waa to read for hia examination de
gree. The place wa* very lonely aftttr he
wa* gone, but he had lett many pieplant
memories behind lout. • I
When the govern*** was alone
In her little turret-chamber and a butter-
My would com* iu through Ike window,
lliittcr about amongst the I Wig* of her
myrtle, and then *aU oil again, It would
always remind Iter of the student H*>
had suggested to uiuah in look# and tone
of hi* voice, to which he seemed U) be
afraid < f giving utterance, that thought*
w onld visit the governess which she like
wise shrunk from following to their 'ogkal
conclusion. .
Each tlma the squire returned home
from a visit in the town, he seldom failed
to briag the governess • kind remember- 1
anc from her patiaut, the student adding
—" I say nothing, for I |ve no permis
sion to say what I might aay, but I know
what Iknuw;" and each time'b* delivered
lomself of ibfa sententious remark, a blush
would mantle the young girl'a freckled
A couple of year* had gone. Thfi stu
deul had prospered in tho t are*r-he had
chosen, and (had already become a pro
fessor. Hnring the snmraer \ alalioa h*
intended to pay a vt*ii to hit old friaud its
the manor. •
** It ia not for iu miiA, I ua aura, Ural
he entries," said thu iteward.
"Nor for mios, 1 believe," reru*rkad
the squire. " lie b.TA BOW a POMTIMT M
the world. It nail be you that lie . Ut
waited bar, m J dear governess, If I w ere
you 1 would let him lake the myrtle In
the usual way. It would be a pity If ha
should kill hiuMlf Par the secpoU time in
trying to get at H through tu WINDOW,"
insinuated the squiro. u i
It waa stick a capita! joke that they botb,
bum out laughing. Tdajroui* pruUmur
made hi* ajyewranao in uoc tian.> The
young girl sat in her turret-cliatnbcr, and
gated wistfully on the high load. far
awajr ahe diwctied tbw diligent* and the
redstoatinl p-wtHßon. A strange. balT-de
lined re-membrane* from be* ebUdbnud
Hushed through her thought*. She 4wi
not exctuuge my many word* with brut
the f.r*t evening, but atdl em.ugU Uieaus
her to aleep bnt little that night- N< *t
evemug a little ball waa impruTiwd. Some
frwo-ts, and ttnoog I licet the tetter off the
•quire 1 * lady, an acknowledged belle Hot*
the capital bad arrived in the couite aff the
dir. At a reiguing ball queen, anal near
it-fat ion to the lady of the manor, the
professor deemed t hia duty to open the
ball with her. He wiabed to dance the
M-eond dance with ti>* governess, but vln
dd not danc*; be valtaed again with bt- !
beautiful lady fn>w toiru. That Bight i
the ggrcrues# ak-pt atil! lota.
Saw tune after she was sitting again
alone em- evening tn her twrrrt-howsr. It
was a lovely mooqltg'it. had e* and gen
tlemtn were sauntering about In u- gar
, icn etyo> ug the balmy evoking. The
ouud of gay laughter and many voces
;ose up to her, but hia auier ska oohM not
! distinguish among the O(lK**. IVawntly
she leeameaw*re of a whispering toame
' diatrly below brr at the loot ul the tow.
| <r. A young couple had separated from
' the rest of the company , it was the pro- j
feasor and tha lowly city lady. hat
tbay whispered about—alas' that the i*Kir
! governess understood but too well. That
tjijbt abe did not slei-p *T all.
( In the fall of jibe same year a grand
marriage took place in the aid manor. A
, lovitcr brido than the protestor 1 * bmtaev i
icr been arm bote*. Tko goveenaaa had.
made the bridal wrest h ; ef her myrtle
' nothing tint I be stems and stalk* remained;
| the bride wore all the green part ig hep (
hair, at she stood belore the altar, It *
Indeed a evwily wrcatu—it > park led a If
it wee full of diamonds.
One year followed after I lie ether, and
the one jtn! Tike the other. The vpyrtlt
did no? perish o>r all the many cuttings it
had u(Tired; next apring ft sUot fortn a
host of light green leaflet?, and in due time
it expanded uito a glorious verdant eeoww,.
richar and more vigorous than evev be'ore.
lint it was now a to., rtle in it# beat year#!
—lu'vond tho fcrtie*.
The owner huraelf waa not far from
fifty. It m apt considered a girlw l*wt
age, but it really seems that our poor
governess' best age was now to com mem* J.
Her red hair tnrted grey, the freckles dis
appeared, but her soft mild eyes iriwajtx-d
unchanged. Kvcrt body agreed now that
the was a remarkably handaomv dd tiauL
(>no day a letter with a black M*l canto
to the manor. It waa addressed to Ibe
old mldfrom the professor. His wife
was dead, blatselT not well, and his happy
littlo uaes neuded womanly i •<* and
care—be appealed to her fpodnes* in this
his great grief and trouble *Ht tnind
was-made up at once as to what 4*a* ttvbe
done. 9lu resigned her position, and pre
pared to leave the old hoOae, which had
sheltered her for so long. There wsstcal
grief in the manor the day she left. Neith
er the squir* nor his steward e*uh) lind
anything witty or rmart to say nn they
accouipanv*d iter to the carriage in which
her great myrtle was already towering up
on the baek seat.
In the professor's house she wal received
by seven little girl*ln blac4f.
" What is that beautiful tree Jon hnve
brought with you f n inquired the young
est. ~•!<
" It it your mother's mvrtle," nhe said,
stooping down to kit* the little on*. Time
went on, nnd the iittle ones grew up to be
young ladle*.
And now it appeared that there was
good )wk with th<> old myrtle after all.
Each of the girki wore* wreath from
their mother's myrtle, and the oklAiuaM I
made them all. '
When she in her youthful day! !■
sprig* for the first wreath, she befit#®
that It never would bear groto k§|
again; now she cut one crop of I
sprigs after the other, and the plant flour
ished ever alresh and with renewed vigor.
It seemed to her that bar happiness
grew more and more each time.
Near the eastern rampart of the city
liea a row of low, bright little houses,
mostly inhabited by old people and lonely
families; in most of the winaoga yon will
notice a good many flowering plaqp 41
; pots, and carutry birds in gay cagea. 11
on© of these little houses, through whose
centre window a kplemHd myrtle is plain
ly visible, lives an old maid of near eighty
years of age. She resides there alone, bat
it is a rare thing to pass her honse with
out seeing the faceaof yonng girls and the
golden heads of young children peeping
through the bright pones. They are the
professor's grandchildren, who come m
see the old lady and the famous tree,
which has borne their mother's and grand
mot!tar's bridal wreaths, and stlU bears
plenty of sprigs for their own.
Not long ago I went past that nlaqr..
Outside It was bitter cold; It froze hari*
but summer reigned in the room within.
I beard the songs of the birds and the
happy langbter of young children. 1
caught a glimpse of the old lad/ sitting
behind her myrtle, through the network
of whose shining leaves her snow-white
hair was visible—just as if the old tree
vu in full blossom,
• The Haiti na<lo.
1 aaw a matt bastinadoed in Turkey.
1 had heard much of this, a punishment
existing otify 1° the Hast, but I had never
acen ft inflicted Itefoto, and 1 fervently
hope I never shall see it again. I fount!
the little -< inferior standing at on* end
of the large hall of entrance, inn n<* In tig,
and trying camm. A crowd am gatherad
around, ami Ix fore hup was a poor Arab,
pWding mid bmuHi'hing must pifeoualv,
while the big testa were rolling down his
cheeks. Near htm waa a man whose tew
• Jute aad somewhat angry *xpraani<>m
marked Itiaa as the aoruner, seeking veu
>' goaniv ratisur then justice.
L khi4J<*uly I lei <i"V*nmr made a gwutle i
inovetneiit with lua uandj all noise
ceasod ; all stivtihwl their pecks and
turned their caper eves toward hitn ; the'
accused cut short his crying, and stood
'with his month wUte open, and his eyes
fixed upon the Uovwmor. Tho Utter
spoke a fsw words in awry low voioe, of
oouraw unpttidligible to me, and indeed j
acurcely audible ; but they aeetnod to fall;
| apvn the quick ears of the culprit like j
bolts of thunder. The spotty of suspense
J was over, and without a word or a look,
I he laid himwlf down on his faoe at the
feet of the (iovornor. A space was im
j mediately cleared arountl , a man uo
, eaflh soil' took Itttti by the hand, and
•.trctrhiug out his arms, Lutx-lcd upon and
held thnu (J°wn, while another seated
iuutwdf across his neck and shoulders.
Thus nailed to the ground, the poor fel
low, knowing now that there waa no pos-'
aildc chance of escape, threw op hit feet
from the lmo.-j.dtit, ao as to prmMl the ;
sole* in ahormoatel(>oaatto(i. Two men
sutia forward wttit a pmr of long, stout
laws of wysl, aUadted tiafuther bv a cord,,
bp|wMtt which limy pL.-. J Utc fact,
drawing lUcia together with ths cord, to
fix them In their b>nitontal position, and
leave the whole flat snrfaoe ex|>oeed te
i t*- full force of the blow, la the mean
'Siaao, two etci>Bg Turks were standing
ready, one at each ante, artued with long
whips, much, t#w utbang our own com
mon COS skm. hut louder and thicker,
Itud utudc of tlu.* tough hide of the hip
imp. damns
My ectiribilftios iw no# particularly
acntc. bo* they yielded in this tuatance.
I had watelid mU the preliminary *r- <
i cnagemwste, a- rrvng mys-df for what wa I
to twinei t>ul vtinot 1 board the toourg*
whicxiag tVroufu the sir, eud when the
first blow njton tlie naked feet, saw
. tlw cunvnlst v movememenpt of the brafv,
T sud heard fhd fiwt load, picrciog shriek,
f* could stend }t bo longer; I broke
f through tlie fflvribl, #r>rgMiagevi*rvthu>*
t except the aguuinir.g M uods from wbtoit
1 wres osnmiwg ; bat the Jamrary follow -
I oil close at my h- els, tfad, lajfing tiislmod
ttgam my arm, hauiwl me Lack to Is* a
witm-m pf the aJniiuiatmtkm of Tnrldth
jusliee. ft I had cousultivl nicrrly the
TjwpTTtieof feeling, 1 riiquH have eon
< dgucd him ami the (foverww and the
i whole nation of Turin to the lower re
gions. llut it was all unpiurtent not to
offend this sumniary disposer of jitaUoe ;
and I novel made a greater t-aeriflec of
fcliug b> ctjedicncjp than when 1 re
chtcrwl his prvdrtice. The ahrteka of i
tiie nnlrappr crirttal were rujgtug
through the chambt-r, but the Oorcroor
rtmwd ins wish aa nisi asMtle at if he
had beet! aiUia* oo bin i* damn, iiston
tug only b tiot Strmna of wutie pleasant
:nuia.y hU< Isuexl with my u-cth clcnch
cdata fell the polpryath of tho victim
"ami heart the *\rhixXftig fif the acruned,
Whip as fr fell ayido -und apsm upon kti
tifedisn tit i have beard me* crj out •
ia ugiityr—wbea the *ea waamging, ami
the drowning man for thoiaaf time, upon
the mouwtaan-waves, turned hisfniplor
iug Wok wward q* and, with his dying
brtwdh, oiiicd in vain for hclj—towl i
nmcr Vtud nch iKttrt-ccn.fiugauunda
as U*>mi from file poor bastinadoed
wrcMt IfldoTc mo. '
• Tire cs.r wccacpcd wrstrb was aiknt.
He had found rMisf i* lwp|iy inaeurTTilli
ty. I oast one hok *ptu> the acnaclcm
tlody, and saw (go JoakUid open f g*h
ca, and the idood strcsmiug down Hie
leg*. At ill at moufrut the bars were
taken y, ilnd thy manulcd #aot irll
Tike lead npon the floor. I had to work
my wav through tlte crowd, aad before
I oouljiswcnpy, I saw tlia jiyor fellow re
vive, and, by Che first natural iifipnlse,
rw upon hii fort, bgt fail again, as if he
had >tcp|cd imon red hot iron* lie
crawled |>on hi* fumda and knees to tbe
.loor of the hail, ami bore 1 rejoiced to
t wee tiiub iMUsrabli* and pour, and do
Sdcl as he was —he yet had friends
flk* hearts veartted toward kins. Tlicy
tool hitn in their arms, idii carried htm
fly. . ...
Nneh is UiO lutsflhdto. And of the
jotimpphctts of thekpony which ita ii.ilic
lion one tiaa only* to think of
tbe congeries, or plexus of delicate norvea
which have their tefminus in the feet.
Liven " tickling " the aolca of the feet has
often produced death ; what then must
he the excrumriiag pain when ntid vio
lence in done to tlx sc moat neneil uvxifm •
bcrs ?—feref/s (erfw/wstert.
' ■ > ic> it
tHtMrmrivt PRICE*. Kjercft fears
ano savs a New York paper, a good article
orfloUr Vrtri sold ftvi* 85. "Jit pef barrel Ist
wholesale). Tae highest price reached for
the brsftd was in 1867; who it anld
for fn 1870 the same brand was
worth only 84?3tt. In 1881, yellow Corn
was worth G7 cents per bushel; in 1887,
61.40; in 1&72, 74 cent*. Anthracite
coal m 184k by the carat, 84 75 per ton.
It rraeße<rftshighwt point in 1805. selling
fhr fK; sod now self* for f4 25, daHrarwt
on board Towels, **T at Blirabethport, M.
J. In IcGl. middling upland cotton was
worth 1-1) cents per pound ; in 1864, 83
-eenta; in ls7 \ 123) ccats; to-dqy, 23|
cent*. Mew Orleans molasses, which acll*
to dayfok 7D ceahvper gallon, waa worth
32 cent* In 1861, and 81.10 m 1865. Mca*
pork is 54 12 cheaper per barrel now than
it was elcTen year* ago ; good batter cota
twice as much as then, and sugar just
double; teas from .5 to 35 cent* mora nar
pound, depending upon the kinds. In 1861
eo.umon wool wis quoted at 32 cents per
A QrwmoN rem PH YSI CIAJTS. —Judge
Ball, who is collecting facta for a history
of Haoaick Falls, furnishes the follow
ing ; " In the yew JZl® eeyeaii eaaea of
small-pox oreujgtV p Hit and a
dwelling near the village ofTloosvck fella
was used as a Seventy years
afterwards the m*M\ having beou oacu-
j npti alj, tfrftdjMP *8 a dwelling, with no
luHre Wiw'U r or other unusual sick
ness' was repaired. One o(tbc workmen
employed on the repairs was taken down
with a disease which proved to be malig
nant small-pox, to which he bail not been
otherwise exposed than by working on
this old pest house." If small-pox virus
•ran be retained for seventy years in the'
walk, floors, ceiling or furniture of a
dwrilm# hcxmr.tflaMMr <s and more
stringent measures will be necessary to J
insure protection from this loathsome
disease.—Firmf frm.
' ii': II
rains have repaired damage to the vine
yards caused by the froet, and the vin
tage this year will be largei than that of
M L if if
\BotrroN requires 1,000,006 tons of cool
per annum, or 4,000 cargoes, an average
of 20 per day, fro April to October,
The lienrtaUen of l'ftroleaa.
Tho recent development of Um repro
ductive power of peti oleum wells that
had bee it .for tua year* abandoned U>-
rmuse thev were behnvod to be exhausted,
is tiot aluna a matter of value to flie
owners Of the tetrrtn ty gist VM UNTIL
! tely prrauwod to be incapable of
further production, but it affords • more
trustworthy bmue than any tin* world hue
hitherto been abki to obtain for fuming
an approximately correct opiaiou ooti
oerniug tbe chemical process whereby
Cdroieaia is k*u rated. Until wilbfa a
w days, a popular opiniuu prevailed
that petroleum, in apite of ita name, waa
the product of Mai; aad ao nearly waa
this idea general among a majority of
people, thrt maor foreign receiver* of
petroleum are still accustomed to order
itaa "o<wd oil." The belief, however,
that the terrene oil of Tuunsylvauta and
Canada ia exclusively a product of bitu
minous eoel lusy ix.w safely be pro
uouoced to be an error, Tbore ia eer
tamly no evidence that coal ia not one
of the auheUiicoa from which petroleum
in distilled ; but, at the *ame time, it ia
a somewhat strange fact, allowing a
proper degree of credit to tbe belief that
coal doea not enter into the composition
of petroleum, that no coal bedasuaeept*-
ble of being worked are known to exiat
within fifty miles of the oil-producing
territory. Again, it is a manifest snd
reoogtiizod fact thai carbon does pre
dominate as an integral essence of peitro
leuw ; and the other fact that the oil
territory of Peunrylvttii* is surrounded
by beds of bntiusinoai cost, readeiw it
eminently reasonable to believe that coal
••nters largely—if not, indeed, more
largely titan any other subsiaiias—into,
the ptue. as of distillation whereby pe
troleum is produced.
Petroleum ia certainly a mineral oil. l
But whatever may be the number and,
chemical variety of the minerals fruin
which It ia formed, the distillation of tt
ia more iotimstel y associated with hute I
•lists than with any other mineral,
title fateit a aho found in boring oil
well*, hut it ts from tlte porea of lime
stone that, in the altemical procom of
extracting oil front the mtosrals found
in connection with its production, the
greatest qnantitv of pakMswm is taken.
It is singular that, in boring fur oil, no
osskl has ever been found, even in the
smallest qsatttilu-a, white sand, ssndvt nc
I and hntsalotie abound. The itrfareuos, i
therefore* caunot be esaixd that petto
1 Icttm La the product of ths disttllaton of
1 it least two, aid probably of more that!
three, distinct mineral properties. 1*
I the terMesp of rsfluM oil,
I the eru ie article j ieUa three diffbrrtjt
liroducti—naphtha, kerosene and rwei
dun as, a Uft whieh ceriiualr supports
j the brhef that crude oil is uie product
:of three different minerals. So far as
i concerns the contribution by coal of an
, integer in the chemical pnwsw* by which
j jx-truleum is produced in and from cer
! tain geological strata, ft may be remarked
i that the "shade" ti) psodaood from bi
tuminous coal in England ia very differ -
ent from American petroleum ; la that
the American naphtha must be used in
order that the latter may ba Immrd in
lampa Aaothes fact that favosa the
Inference that petroleum ia mainly pro
duced from or generated through liiat
dotte, is that petnileua has Ixx-a tx
track*! from limestone foand ih the
ncighlxndiooda of t'hicagw and of Terr*
Haute, fad. fa regard to the reptodm
tiva powers recently developed in the
i'snnsylvasiia tern lory believed to have
I boat! exhausted, it afiwrda two favorable
I presumptions : First. ;.a a p&rtisd sssur
' juioe that the distillation of petroleum is
[a cvutinu us pwtu ; and next, that
the formerly ihtndonrd territory was
| given np lestutr the machinery for ex
tracthsg petroleum from the eirth x
i , cmM in it* powwr of exhausting the
dual the generative power* by which it
| is produced.—/Vcriesas Jfcjal&fy. I
A Clerk*! Jakw.
The lata Oder Jon n Smith, of KentoekV,
who died recently at as advanced arr. was
ana of the cnoat eooeotrle wits Routh of
the Ohio River. IK* * familiprly toova
tbroughoutKentuckv u "Raccoon Smith."
While at ill in the Baptist ministry, aud
attending one of the annua! meeting* of
that body, a tall, lank, green specimen of
humanity presented himself before the
Asoci*t K a* aoandtdate for the ministry,
lie was not regarded aa being of entirely
sound tnind, and labored under the hallu
cination that lie wa especially *' called
to preach,*' and kept constantly importun
ing the Association to grant Idm theoeee*-
! .nr license. In addition to hi* particular
j If unbalanced minil, young Meek* was the
possessor of a* huge and ungainly a pair
of feet ee ever trod shoe-leather. Tired of
Ida importunities, and not being disposed
to grant the license, the Association band
ed him over to Smith, with instruction*
to make aft end of the case, and between
them took place the following cotrversa
tient •
Bmith-H&k, Brother Meek* you think
yon hare 1 special call to preach ?
Meek*—Yoa, the Lord has called am to
the work, but the Association refuses me
tm license, "'i '< „
Smith—How do you know you are call
ed f
Meets—Knftwitl I fttrl it In my heart
of heart*. 1 want my iioeuse.
Smith—Do TOO believe the isibic.
Brother Meekst
Mneke Certainly I do—every word of it,
[Smith— If Imm prove by the Bible that
you are not called to preach, wiU you be
satisfied to drop the matter, and not
further importune the Association for a
Brother Mocks assented to this, and
Raccoon Smith deliberately opened the
Mew Testament at Romans x., 15, and in
a grave tone read: " How beautifhl are
the feet of them that preach the gospel of
peeoet" Ac. Then, glancing at MeekV
large feet, he remarked: " You eee,
Brother Monks, that the/ar I of tlie proach
er are beautiful. You, sir, have the most
monstrously ugly feet of any man in the
State of Kentucky; therefore, by this
Bible, it Is clear that yon have not been
especially called.*
Aa Smith finished his remarks, the en
tire Association went off into paroxysm
of laughter; and Meek* really concluding
that he had not been " called," bolted from
the meeting house, and never after annoy
ed the Association for a license.
The Earthquake la Syria.
Particulars of the late earthquake in
Syria, which caused such a tenible low
ol life, are now corning to hand. It ap
pears tliat Ute fatalities were not the
greatest in the City of Antioch, aa the
Hrst diNpatehes intimated, hut were
heavier in the country in the vicinity of
that city. A. letter mrm Antioch, under
date of the #h of April, says: " The
American Protestant church waa severely
injured, and four of the American com
munity were killed. All the members of
the families of the missionaries are safe.
The number of persons killed in the Citv
of Antioch is lews than three hundred,
hut it is known that sixteen hundred peo
ple in the surrounding towns and coun
try—where the shocks ware as severe if
not greater than here—were killed, and
this number may be increased. Tfaedis
tress of the people will be only tempo
rary, as the crop prospects are good.
The supply of provisions on hand is
moderate." The correspondents of the
London papers praise Rev, Mr. Powers,
on American missionary, for his assiduity
In ministering to the relief of t}jts afflicted
people, t w . • ■
it Ti11,..! ,*fo Urn' .lis, Jf if
TERMS : Two Dollars a Year, in Advmnoft.
engltsk Farm Inkers?*.
The strikes among the English farm
laburars are atUscting mush and serious
attention. Agricultural laborer*, it Is
etaariy shown bv these strikes, can eaer
flbm,if combined in n trads* anion, an im
uenae power over their masters: and
the masters know this, for they know
thst seed-time end harvreMime we* lor
uo man, and if the laborers rtduae to
work at a critical mason the aeeeon
lost forever. •' 1
A eonwpendewt of a London paper
bs made has way into the iwnseeof some
of the Warwickshire laborer* ,n *be
neigkliprbood pf WelUlxmrne, where a
large labor nnwn is fn prooess of forma
tion, and where it would seem some
each MM was needed. In one family
there weie, besides the father and moth
er, five children. The eldest boy earned
three shillings s week by driving plough- ■
hor*s *, none of the other mMMn* I
brought ant thing in. The father's wag
es. alter paying the rent, were twelve
shillings a week. Here was the weekly |
sooonnt of the family :
w SSSRUS!t* i-i'i "" *
Ssatftiss:t'±:l S i
Bent <C XkuMsat <ea ctastw . SSI
I Lotm (or Meter-* M. Ma. sugar. aca*.
•use. r, wsdMasa, eeS pastel SISOBW,^
yunrt ... „., f ,..J1 I *
Thefoodof this family was for break
fast dry bread and weak tte—"a fiuul in
\ which a lively imagination," j the
correspondent, ** might reoognis* a die
taut flavor of tea. 1 ' Dinner nomeUm**
toowtetod of potatoes fried is a little
1 bacon fat; sow-tut** then was a salt
| herring added to the potahoee; oflefl
: only dry bread. " Boiaetitnee it eon
■ data of a cksftfervtr* in cooking known
ias • tea-kettle lm>tbWaautHx*cti aof hot
i water with a few arcane and herbs and a
i tag end or two WDieoh. Mpprr erik-
Isi *ts of Iwea i and bolted potatoes. *ut
of tins kind, the oonasjnmdent points
| 2&
wore.- than this—thai of a Harford nan
newn Months to fill ami bat IS Riflings
|a week. Wages ; :■ <., ii id ~ ~; j
— . It if ( (j
] c son p w*.,.. o * • *
|m> is a*"*.at Ixi.aa •• • • it . ss .
j tfcMdiws at m*ml . C
Mparuit Ifcm. tor Ml etasr psipasss. U I *
An# worn fbene taen grow aid. biter
i wising families sad after imug psst
work, what do the* do f Goon the par
ish—that is, feewn-e three 'dbMaga a
week an J k flinepenny loaf. The ocrrwe
ponJent from whom we craote has met
i with saeh an fastener. and supplies the
! following report u as oh a nan's finan
ces :
it N psr w5ak.......... ............JM it •
f Snasdnatas:
I BeatTasoas* sr It S
SgMowti* raw s re
wmioss Mv wa i as
> nnasTte. par wwk .. t W w '
, ... • I •
1 Lea tor :<awe. losS U>*r Ikas pari* i._
j toal, iwll sad ma<rtos U fe #
The lesson which than figures teach
, can be need by any one. li not wad ll
( is felt by the laborer.
A (tupler oa Uwjm,
tMiwr Wendell Holmes. thus discourse*
j w lawyers aa 1M tad* them i "The law
vers are a picked lot, 'Ani scholars,' and
, lh. like, bat their busiueas i> U
psibetic aa Jack Ketch'a. There is uoth
' itip humanizing in their rvlatkns with
their fWhro crcatoree. Thrv go (or the
' 4de that retain* them, thrj defend
i the man tbey know to be a rogue, aad
ot very rarohr throw aa*picion oa the
tooa they know to be innocent Mind
yjQ, I am not finding fault with th< m .
every side of a eaee has a right ter the
: !>eet tat meat it admits of; bat 1 say it
i doea not tend to make tkea gynipatbet.
j Suppose in a ewe of Fever vs. Patient,
{the doctor Should side with either party
■ according to whether the aid miser or
( ht* expectant heir era* hi* employer
I Suppose the minister shonkl woe with
the Lord or the Devil, according to the
, salary offered and other incidental ad
vantages whore the soul of a sianer waa
lin question. You can see what a piece
I of work it would make of their eympstb-
I ice. But the la wren are quicker wilted
, than either one of the other pr Inasirn
and abler'men generally. Tbcy are
goodnatmed, or, if they qnarrrt, their
• inarrul# re above-board. I don't think
t hey ore *<voupiiahed as the minister*,
but ther have away of cramming with
special knowledge for a ease wbiehleeves
a certain shallow aedimeat of intelligence
in their memories about a great many
tilings. Tbey are apt to talk low in
mixed company, ami they have away of
looking round when they make a point,
as if they were addressing a jury, that is
migfaty aggravating, as I had oecarion
to are when one of 'em, and a preKy.fw
moua one, put tae on a witness stand at
a dinner party once."
Brrum or Maemsanoax, Gx.vrrs.—
Not withstanding the stale complaint that
mechanical gem us has to struggle
against. prejudice, and often dies poor
and. aegtected.lfca invsaoiee wbteh u
rente PMoaitt d valuable apprors
to be very handsomely paid for. Ifae
profits of "some patent* for medhapical
inventions in ose in this oountrj are
enormous. The ScimU&c American enu
merates a fewi The right to a portion of
Ward's patent shingle machine was re
cently sold in Albany for $36,000. A
portion of Uolertsun s sowing aaaeliine
has also been sold for s3o,f">oo. This is
an Invention which can be carried in
the pocket, and will enable a sesmetreea
to do in one day the ordinary labor of a
week. Howe's patent sewing machine
yields, it is said, 860,000 for license to
use it, and dinger's machine pats $75,-
000 into the pockets of the owners.
Rights to the nse of a corn planter have
been sold to the amount qf $1)0,000. A
portion of the right to an apple paring
machine, $2,000. Creamer'* patent car
brake, $200,000. Knob rewards aa thaae
are certainly stimulating to mechanical
genius, and the only wonder is that there
are not ten mechanical inventions where
one now exists, when there is so wide a
field for its ex erase in almost every de
partment of business.
FAKHKATSD.— NiIsaon ia popular in
Syracuse. No donbt about it Among
oat-of-town people who came to hu
her wit a bevy of girls from Welta Fe
male College' at Aurora. Only those
who were in the dam of voce] nmsie
were allowed to be of the party. They
desired to be, and were presented to the
warbler. As they took leave of the ob
ject of their admiration they were af
fected to tears. One pretty girl, evident
ly " far gone/' was heard to exclaim,
" I can't see Nilsaon, bnt I kieeed he
trunk !"
THE eruption of Vesuvius has entirely
ceased. The villages in the surrounding
country, however, nave suffered severely
from a' fresh misfortune in the form of
a hurricane of terrible violence, wlycfc
has swept over their farms, completely
destroying the Houses and cropa the lava
had spared.
K -U.I -> ; ' ■ " " J . * * . S
A SOB VET of the United States steamer
Mohican, at Mare Island, California,
shows her to be so rotten ae to be uosea
NO. 21.
pit bid genteel.
Tbf gqmbieri ia *m w
masks while dealing. "
•"* Three low* f*Hiti* have lady County
Superintendent aUßebeoie.
ATetaphi". tM*; pnie ate* of 93,80
'jfcgmons in. Stone— iftjjmt Kill
Swipes says .ha prefer* r oi In qji*rU.
[ Trade Mem—* great
hut year learnt, the art of Frrjioh polish
ing. ,■ .
Xutn-an-Senee is what n Troy tobae
oonlst calls the Indian in front of hie
m acquitted boreKtklef fiMW to retrieve
We repetetioe. • ***>,■
The Webster Ilaoe> MarthheM, ia
advertised to 1j sold at sndtlon for non
payment of taxes.
What is the difference between Johnny
Homer and e printer t Johnny loved
pie, and a printer don't
The men who by mistake dieesed We
heir with eroten oil, finds his new wig
very comfortable and bceomfag.
A Warning to would be IHondins—-It
is not every tight-rat* denoer who oM
keep his beienee -at We beaker's. ,
a An lew* groom wee ee dtfighted with
tin mirriuM ceremony that he m-iatod
on having it repeated eleven times.
the Saginaw (Mich.) valley produced
daring the hut** ream J,M1, 309, 719
teat of Jamba* and *,03,i5 barrels of
The priest Janqaa has held a confer
enee at Bergerar on the Svflabn*. 1,300
people were prainafi, lnetnding several
priests. * * '
TLe American Consul at Kingston,
Jaraates, ia tafdvr of the
Edgar Stewart expedition on the charge
of piracy.
White cashmere jackets lined with
light color* d silks an a made with revert,
are pretty and stylish for .riding and
yachting. ■* ■>' *
Ya ■— m'i dsi—i *m mlmaes liwwifijLiiL n #Wsn naWe
111 *' I Hl"* ** ■-sVv eTggA'ww *U ™lS'* sew*
eat style is a mosaic of gold ; small oe
tagooal forms, of three and four colors
of gold, being jawed together, forming
a teaselated pattern. -
A taw -baa jast bean paassd which will
make tbom who S*b in any of the streams
, of the interior of lowa liable to a |8 fine
-dl |L !i :-' 1 ■' w n.iaw wi.m
lOT wwwtj aHII WW Bmmm fflWil*
than a hook and line.
It ia aaasrted that sinew the introduc
tion of nasi jwinsrisa along the bank of
ha* greatly Aeteriureftft "
' *' Maggie jfltitiiW* ta lusty years of
..ig% and has bran . the "stage ever
w<* she ooaig walk She married Mr.
Paddock in Itißfi, tfWr a fourteen years*
oaortidrip, aad haatwo ehilfiswn.
A Kansae ereek marksman was lately
soouiOed on charge of asaaolt with in
tent to Ull by showing in fhe-baek yard
that if be had fired aft flu man intend
ing to WU toft, he would asreiy have
done it
Thtt* are 215 cadets at the U, 8. Nav
al Academe, 99 of whom -Were appointed
fag the Pgr'iilHiJ idfft nIW apprwntie
ea, 3 Japanese etud<uu one is Irons tha
District of CofomWa. and 169 from the
wsricmaStates. iiriw .>
" Pwd," mad a father to his son, T
hear thgf yog and yoor wife qnerrel end
wrangle every day. "Whoever told yon
thst, father, was totally mistaken; my
i wife mdf haven't spoken to < are another
l f at: a month. * u -
J • la I—whuwHw, wMMtttiy. there was
a wedding in which the hndegraa*, a
widower of nearly seventy, named a lady
whom he and his former wife had brought
np Iran raimnrv, sad win had lived ia
hia family as a daughter hgf.wty yean.
~ It would be no groat abutter, says Mr.
Puuffe, a Pans:*:: thmtrical manager on
the witnsas stand, to write of an actress
that aba an salaamed, mof a jndgn
rhe was bandy legged; bat sonfwsfag
■ w ere to eatf the judge unlearned,
and the actress bandy-legged, than
would be the ating.
A gentleman visited a theatre at Dan
ielaoDTille, Ct, the other night, ia com
pear with a voting lady, and uneon
•caoualy seated himseif diroetly in front
of hia wife, who, not (dishing the aitas
tion. proceeded to lake down the young
tadv'a hack hair, ate) remove sundry
article* of jewelry and Wearing apparel
from her person, withont the formality
of an intmdnatioa. It ll not stated who
mm the wife's escort
Mr. Jages* PseMßeboiw, who lives in
found a JQClfltt Clf fatttßUQ boMS the
ashes, together with a knife, a razor,
some buttons aad other articles, which
had the appearance of having been ex
|H**d to fire. About the same trine he
discovered Hois' Kumar bonea buried in
th* garden adjoining the house. He
has occupied the Ipsp* for shoot a year.
Us# authorities are invoetigstiEg the
: A Warn gtoram—A U4j is New
York, of French parentage, bright,
wittt, and good, became the wife of
a guutloraaa whoes business- called him
routh his pace had been rapid, and the
lady's leisure* gave many Shakes of the
bend When talking of the marriage. He
tokl her very frankly that he had been
Of haughty hahitaTbat promised to be
peeper. And he made a very good hus-
Upd, On each Paris he
brought hex some meo lime present —
sometimes a bonnet, sometimes a dozen
of Alexandre's, sometimes • drew. But
IMP this, his eighth, return, be surprised
her hv j in her hssds a mugum
ccnt £**■ skawh the cost of which could
ncrt hiiW need less than seven or eight
hundred dollars. Wed might ber bright
eyes sparkle, aa tbey did, oTer the ex
quisite gossamer-like gift. Putting an
arm tenderly around hi* neck and giving
him a soft, sweet kiss, she said : " Ah,
what a good, kind husband yon are to
bring me auch a beautiful present! "But,
ThkrifeV afar,"* (with a roguish smile,)
'* how hid you mtrst bare been this laat
time 1 She knew him!
7t< ,b 1 0
A lloan YTEK.-—The San Francisco
Morning GcM thus adda another to the
nuaaerwna remedies for a " bnlky" bone:
"Recently a hone drawing a grocery
wpgpu UJ> Pacific street took a notion
into his lean bond that he had gone far
enough, and, in spite of urging, coaxing,
and whipping, stood stock-mil, with Sun
legs braced and his ears drawn back.
The turns] crowd surrounded
innumerable treatments were suggested
and triad with no avafl. Tbey sawed his
forelegs with a rope, stopped his breath
ing, twisted his tail, said pulled and
pushed him ; but he only braced himself
the harder, and looked at the crowd
with an eye of contempt. At last a toll
Piker came along, and picking up a
large handful of mud from the gutter
crammed it into the brute 1 * month.
There was a scattering of the crowd aa
the old home kicked ana rowed, and the
acene ended in an exciting race by the
young man after his horse and wagon,
M they tore up the street at a pace they
never equalled before." !
We publish the above because we have
seen it tried, and have tried it, and m
both instances it waa successful.— Godey *
Lady's Book,
TH* labor tenable* continue in Berlin.
The builders and master-masons have
joined the master-carpenters In the Inc.;
ont movement. Thousands of working
men are thrown ont of imployment
The discharged journeymen of all trades
have united in am appeal to the public
for support. They discountenance the
use of force or threats te prevent others
from working.
A HAW ont West undertook to play
with a lujn at the menagerie the other
day- He says he finds it mighty hard to
wmte with his left hand, but that he
missee hit eye more than anything else.
Hie BOM was always a frwW* to him.