The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, May 31, 1872, Image 1

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proverb* extant which illnat rate opinion*
with regard to weather, and these are
generally accepted and quoted without
" April in 1 May are the key* of the year."
" A May flood never did geod."
i" A swaraa at bee* ia May i* worth a load at
* hay,
But a swarm in July is not worth a fly.
"Hon the eleventh of Anno it rain,
ft foretells* wet harvest,men **in."
" If the aeoon 1 of Juty he rainy weat her,
'•will rata mere or leaa for Tour weeks togeth
" A hot May makes a fht churchyard."
" A snow yeYr, a rich year "
" Winter'* Umnder and aummer'a fl.od
Never hodod.a fanner good."
*' A rainbow in the morning ia the shepherd's
But a rainbow at night ia the shepherd's de
"If the run rise red and florv, wind and
The Burled Seed.
Two thousand years ago a flower
Bloomed lightly in a far-off land,
Two thousand year* ago the seed
Wa* placed within a dead man a hard.
Before the Savior came to earth
That man had lived and loved ami died.
And even in that far-off land
The flew or had Spread ita perfume wide.
Snfcs rose and set; years came and went;
The dead hand kept its treasure well.
Nation* were Nora and turned to dust
While life lay hidden in that shell.
The ahnveiled hand waa robbed at last,
Tha seed was buried m the earth,
When, to! lbs lift, long hidden there,
Into a glonou* flower hunt firth.
duet such a plant as that which grew
Prom such a aeed when Vuiied loa.
Just "such a flower in Egypt bloomed
And died two thousand years ago.
And *ill not He who watched the seed
And kept the lift within it* shell,
When those he Wire* are laid to rest.
Watch o'er their buried dust aa well?
And will not He from 'ueath the sod
Cause something glorious to artser?
Aye ; though it akwp two thousand year*,
Tet all that buried duet shall rise.
Jaat sash a face as greets you now.
Just such s f>rra as fibre we wear,
Only more glorious far will n.-s
To meet the Savior i* the air.
Then will I lay me down in yeau*
When called so leave (his vale of tear* ;
Foain my flash shall Tnee God,
E'en though I sleep two thousand years.
14 You might take a basket of those sum
mer sweeting* down to Mjidow small's,
" mother niine, if you say so."
*ll vron\ f*k tr>n ten miuutea."
"No? Where doe* she Hv ?"
" Follow Um orchard wall, and turn
do 9 Lover* l-aue, and itV the first cot
tape on jotir left— so the anrvantstrll tne;
rvo never Wen there."
Bert \<xtk. the basket and followed di
reertons, ami just as he mfhed the first
eottaee on the left, the dftor opened and
out tumbled tee or a dozen children of ail
'•la this,the widow Small's?" he asked
of a dinjp'ed young person who stood just
inside watching the children's gambols.
"Yes," said the sweetest Toioe in the
world. tlUle two luminous eyes met his
—"yea, this is the widow Smsli'i."
" My notzer. Mrs. Greatetex, sends her
these surjiner swwtiogs.* -
> ",ph, U.a#k yon! Tell Mrs. (?reaterei
that there is nothing! like so well as sum
mer swgetiags. 1 '
"SfceseM them with her compliments,''
said Bert, fibbing Awkwardly, hut leeliog
that he owed sn apology to this vision ot
loveliness lor having thought if her as an
old wamnq in a mob cap.
" Your mother is very kind. Won't you
come in and sec my do were 1"
"lfki will. Are these your children!"
he asked.
" They are my little scholars. You
most bavemistaken me for the old woman
who fiveil in a bhoe! ">
VDo vow take rare of all thene flowers
yourself?" he asked, while she pointed oat
her favorite*. What a poetical employ
ment .
" Oh, it is not poetry, it is poverty that
more-me." she replied. "1 make them
into bduqnfts to sell. Let me give you
these for your button hofe."
-*Tb*aks: apd ? will order a bouquet
of ywo awry day."
" Oh. I si)all gtpw as rich as Crowns.
Jon are too generous. One of my little
scholars shall take it to you.''
'•Ifo; i? you please, I will come far it
thyself"* ;
"IVrtaifllyl It is time for me to ring
my bell now : recess has been over these
the minute-" *'
" I suppose that ia a hint for me to be
gone. ' i wish 1 was a little chap in your
prims?,class? Good-by, jpn will see me
"Where have yon been, Bert?" said
Caroline {"the carriage. has beyn waiting
ftifc liaTfiVnar.".
"f Carried sotne apples to the widow
Small"*," answered the guilty Bert.
"MuLherftat them."
lidyou 1 lias she any children I*'
"Thexf were half a dozen or more
the premises,", answered
Bert; smUMiK
"rdor fbntf always havje such a lot.
I>oe afieltve to take care of tbtm her
* That Me mod to be Ler occupation."
" k must be disagreeable ta be o.d and
poor; too; to lufl four color, and see your
eves fe'trea'.ipg into rout bead, your akin
growing vglluw and wrinkled, and your
hair gtdfing gray". Is she An awful old
fright, BeAf"
* Vao bad better go and see for your
self. lasghqd her brother, "yonr taste is
so different from mine. That new panier,
for Ifittknee, which yon wore'yesterday,
and thought so stylish, is simply hideous
to dtp.'* • > '
fOh -wo. I bat* the neighborhood of
poasrtf and trouble ; squalor gives me s
qualm. Ko; I wjli send her some of ray
o'd g(^rus—without panier*—if yon think
she'ff nke them, but don't ask me to go
fhd her.'' And the* they drove
rtiund "and called on the Upton girls, and
• (laroKne-dOet right of the poor widow and
ber large family in discussing the new po
-1 snake ted the latest t*le of eliignon*.
BnA lieiA made amends for his sister's
sltajXeonncgs. All the time that he chat
ted with, Maria Upton, holding her scarlet
yarns and saying gallant nothings, he was
comparing ner with the widow Small, and
flWftfcffitwx In hfcr beauty and demeaaor.
OtHJvywfterdny bri had tliouglit Maria Up
ton Abe prettiest girl in the World, with
whom it would aot he difficult to get
iQgiUj in Jase, bat jst now she seemed
,| IWIW affedbitioa*
•♦What is on yonr mind ?" she asked,
suddenly. "Excuse mp, but you don't
•< yourself.* * ' ,IL '
' "Norvjou eitltffc" he ought have re-
M>i|ti nmcu'thotfcitlfcr, perhaps,"
insteaAr . , t
eWnWfirow to yndgq about that.
&>*, what good have y*u done since
. yesterday ?i? • - >• •
.Oh yes; I harried a basket of
sasbmer sweepings to-the Widow Small.
wuqulty, this widow, isn't she!"
* " Don't ask me; a lady's age is a sacred
• ! sss4 I wear a
false front piece and glasses r'
agdl who wear false fronts, if it means
; f ben they would rather
town, and say 'l*am glad to see you'
when they wish y<?u in the Bed Sea
,' Ku 4)h, bow 4 provoking you are, Mr.
Grairterex! But perhaps /on will tell me
if this widow Small needs assistance—if
pbftPKttld like to go into the Old Ladies'
' Home which oar soeietyis about to et-
How beucrolent are, Miss
Marial" B<kt lauged. ' *). almost wish
ttiyself an qfd lady to'bq provided for by
jpHAt qpaiitys; but I don't believe that
Mrs. Smal} vrepld tkel|ia4ly to ih'\ And
thqp. the tglk wandered into otberohan
nela. Yesterday their flirtation had been
in danger of falling into a more tender
strain; to-day the widow Small preserved
Be equilibrium. Bat Miss Upton bad no
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor,
| mind to give up ground ÜBM gained. She
fancied lhal he wished to withdraw froiu
the half-ooD©lu#ion of the day l>efor#—
that he desired to balauce the past ac
count, which made tip a pretty turn total
of angared speeches and hsif-uttcred dec
laration*, by crediting thetu all to friend
ship. There vu an air of indifference
shout him which she greatly mistrusted ;
hut alio would not allow him to slip
through her linger* *o easily. Publicity
of private affair* was the bugbear of the
Greaterex aonl: had she not received
enough fragrant note* and letters from
Rert to answer her purpose? Not that
h Would descend to the vulgur ueeeasity
of a breach of promise, but where was the
harm of making him understand that he
wa* compromised f
"I have been reading Madame Sevigne'a
correapondeuca," said she.- "and it strikes ■'
me that yon resemble each other in pot-,
seating the secret of tine letter writing,
wheu most people run into twaddle."
" I dou't know how to hear myself un
der such a burden of praise. I feel that
it is undeserved.
" In order to oonviuoa you of its truth,
perhaps 1 had better allow you to repe
ruse a few specimeas that 1 have from one
Mr. Berthold Greaterax. See! here they
are ," unlocking a cabinet and showing a
goodly parcel tied with ribbon.
" l>id 1 write you alt those ?" said Bert,
rghast. " Let me see them."
"What are they 1" asked Caroline,
withdrawing her attention from the styles
for au instant. "Oh! love-letters?"
" Love-letter* ?" repeated Maria. " I
don't know.—Were they, Mr. Greaterex ?" j
44 I don't reuiemher," #*id Bert. " I*l
me read them, and I'll decide."
" I don't dare trust you. People have
away of burning up their old letters if
they can lay hands upon them. Now
perhaps I'm silly and sentimental, but
mine are worth something to me. By the
wsy, Mr. Greaterex, did you ever go into
court when there was a breach of promise
case on? Jerome took us in once, when
they were reading the love letters, and it
was so funny? Everybody was convulsed.
They were very nice letters too!"
Bert turned a little pale, lie vaguely
remembered that at different period* he
had believed himself seriously " smitten" i
with Maria's charms, and had, no doubt,
written in a strain becoming a lover, but
how ardently or how explicitly he could
not recall, lie knew that there bad been
a breach-of promise case away back in the
experience of one of hia ancestor*; and
the case had gone against him. yet he had
never fully recovered the tone of his sen
sibilities, which had received such a shock
"Give them to me," said Bert reaching
his hanu for them.
" Will you give me any thing in return
of equal value? Will you give me the
nosegay in your button-hole t"
"It is beginning to fade. No, Miss Up
"Come into the garden, and I will give
yon a fresh one.
" Thanks."
He followed into the garden, where she
made a selection, and throwing Mrs
Small's gift aside, put her own in its
place. When she had finished be picked ;
up the faded fiower and pressed it into j
his pocket-book.
"Olt," said Maria, a souvenir, some "
The words broke off in her throat. "Who ;
gave it to you?" abruptly.
" The Widow Small," said Bert smiling.
"Come you are teasing me. You j
sha*ht see a single letter; and they are
ever so interesting!"
"How could they be otherwise when
you were the subject f"
And then Caroline called to them that j
sb£ was going home, and the conference
So it was that Bert temporized, with j
thai dreadful hint of letters being read in
court for the diversion of the towns-folk
hanging over his head. Had he been
quite certain of their content* he migh:
have defied them; but he was aware that j
a young man in the first enfhrallment of
fancy allows his enthusiasm to ruu away j
with h>s prudence. But all this did not j
prevent hitn from going daily to Mrs.
Small's for his bouquet ,w hirh, by-the-way,
he 'sometime* carried to Maria Upton, a
sacrifice to Ncinesis: and these daily :
ca|i at the cottage in I.overs' Lane became
like daily bread to the hungry. He lived
for them, counted the hours till it was
time to set forth, prolonged them till the
hostess was fain to spread her little tea
table and invite her guest to drink nectar
from china and to taste ambrosia hoine- '
made. Sometime# when the nights were 1
warm they took tea in the little arbor,
with roses nodding in at tin; archway, and
honeysuckles climbing the lattice, and j 1
mignonette spicing the dewy air; and
there the moon would find them, listening
to the sleepy notes of thrushes in the
hedge, or talking of the dim, delicious fu
ture as if it were some enchanted land
toward which they were journeying to
One evening as she bade him good
night on her door step, he felt her hand
tremble in hia.
"What is it?" he ssked. " Did yon see
a ghost among the plum trees ?"
"Something startled me. 1 saw—l
tlwoght I saw a face among the shrub
" Whose face?"
"Oh, perhaps I was mistaken. It was
a shadow projected from my fancy may
hap, 1
" Yon are getting nervous, little one.
You must not live here alone."
And the next evening when Mr. Grcat
erex loitered to the cottage, he found she
had followed his advice; the doors of the
house were closed, and play an!s , 'T<> lx>t"
wre in the windows. The widow Small
had vanished like the genius in a fairy
story; Mr. Berthold Greaterex was be
side himself, and ready to brave any thing
in Maria Upton's power. What did a
promise signify in comparison with losing
his love? Let those laugh who win
Somebody had seen a person answering
to the description of Mrs. Small take the
neon train for New York ihat day. Bert
followed without more delay, wasted a
week in hanging about the city before he
betook himself to the house of his friend
Mrs. Aberneth, in the suburbs. One aft
ernoon, as be was turning over some en
gravings in the parlor with Kate Aber
neth, little Charlie burst into the room in
tears, sobbing out thnt,
"Miss Van Orme's gone and dead her
self—in the school-room f Charlie didn't
do it! Charley only said, 1 Mr. Greaterex
is eonrting sister Kate in the parlor, Miss
Van Orme,' and Mary said, 'Hush, you
silly boyand Charlie was mad, and told
that ma said so herself, and threw the
primer at Mary; and then Miss Van Orme
looked all white like and shut her eyes,
and won't talk; and Mary said, 'Now
you're done it, Charlie!' Did Charlie!"
"Oh, you horrid boy!" cried Kate Ab
erneth. "You are always in mischief.
I suppose Miss Van Orme has fainted.
Go and tell mamma."
" Who is Miss Van Orme?" asked Bert.
"Only the nursery governess. We do
have such a bother with them. One has
a temper, another has headaches, and now,
when we thought we had got a jewel,
here she is fainting!"
" I think we ought to try and revive
her," said Bert, taking Charlie's hand,
while Kate led the way. But when they
reached the school room Miss Van Orme
had recovered her senses, and was sitting
in an arm chair, while Mary vigorously
fanned her pallid face.
"For mercy's sake, what made you
faint, Misa Van Orme?" cried Kate.
" You almost threw Charlie into convul
Miss Van Ortn* stood tip and looked
beyond Mis* Aberneth to Mr. Greaterex,
standing in the doorway, who came for
ward to her relief instantly.
" You must not stand," he said, lending
her hack to her seat. "1 think 1 hate
found a friend of mine"—turning to Kate.
" Why did you run away from your
friends?" he questioned, relieving Mary ot
the tan.
"1 ran away from iny enemica, if you
" Do you call in* one I"
" Perhaps we had better withdraw,"
said poor Kale. tossing her head to con
ceal her chragrin. "Cotue, children!"
"Thank you," Bert answeied her; "I
should like a lew minute* aloue with Miss
Van Or me, if you please."
"Oh you had better go back to Misa.
Kate in the drawing room," said Mis* Van
Oram, when the door had closed upon
theui; "it will be a shame to disappoint
Mrs. Aberneth; and, indeed, I can gel ou
very well without you, Sir."
" But 1 cau't get along without you."
"Atsd yet you know nothing at all
about me f"
"1 am satisfied with my knowledge. 1
know that you are charming, and that 1
love yon.
"You love a woman sailing under an
alias! 1 am neither Mrs. Small nor Miss
Van Ortne."
" I don't care a fig who you are. 1 will
marry you to-morrow, if you consent, un
der whatever name you choose."
"Generosity is catching. 1 will tell
you my story."
" 1 will uot listen to it except from the
lips of Mrs. Berthold Greaterex."
" l'iease yourself."
44 Thank you. Then I will come for you
to morrow, and we will be married in
church." But when ho returned to the
drawing room and told his story to Mrs.
Alberueth, she insisted that the wedding
should take place at her ht.use.
Every body was taken aback at Greter
ex when Berthold wrote that he should
bring his bride horn* the following week.
4 You uiay have seen her,' 4 he wrote,
44 when she waa Mr*. Small, and lived in
the cottage in 1 .overs' Lane. You remem
ber, perhaps, that you once aent her some
summer sweetings. 1 owe my happiues
to those precious apples. Caroline will
remember the occasion, because she offered
to part with some of her wardrobe to the
poor widow."
"Oh! oh!" cried Caroline, 44 he ha*
married the widow Small and all her
children! llow could he t She's old
enoogh to be bis grandmother. Oh.
dear! dear! dear! I shall never want U
see another sntntuer sweeting as long as 1
live. 1 wish you would order Spades to
cut down the tree, mamma. No wonder
an apple brought trouble into the world,
and shut folks out of paradise! It keep*
its refutation up finely ! To think that
the heir of Greaterex should marry a hid
eous old widow!"
Guess her surprise when Berthold open
ed the carriage door, and there descended
a little person, who threw aside her veil,
and disclosed a dazzling skin of rose and
lily hue*, eyes, like summer brooks, brown
ami liquid, hair a ripple ot sunbeams—the
semblance of an angel in fie*h and blood!
" Where are the the the children 1"
gasped Caroline.
" Yea," laughed Berthold, "and where
are the wrinkles, and the gray hairs, and
the sunken eyes? fsshe an awful old
fright, Carrie?"
"Summer sweetings are nt so sour
aftrr all, mamma," said Caroline, later.
"1 guess Spades may spare the tree."
The next week Berthold overtook Ma
ria Upton in his walk.
'■ I saw Mrs. tlreaterex in church,"said
" Did you see an antiquity with a false
front piece ?"
" Sow don't be disagreeable; how could
I know ? lly-the way I have tome news
to tell yon: I am engaged."
" Allow me to congratulate your lover.
I suppose you mean to entertain him with
these precious old letters of mine?"
" Your letters ? Oh, I haven't the ghost
of one left; 1 curled my hair ou them
long ago; it was only the empty envelopes
with which I teased you. But tell me
abont Mrs. Create rex. I hear it is like a
" Yes; perhaps you have heard of the
Prudhomirio heiress? 1 remember wben
the affair was much talked ot. and think
ing it sad enough. Yon see, Pauline was
the last of her family—she, and a cou-iu
who iuhcrited in can- of her death. The
common report was that her loneliness
and sorrow worked upon her mind till she
was pronounced insane, and carried to an
asylum; and the cousin, being guardian
and next heir, was left in irresponsible
charge of the fortune, which was very
" Yes. I know it," she answered, glibly;
" the Prndhotnmes lived in great magnifi
cence while they did live."
"Well, Mrs. Greaterex was Pauline
Prudhomme. It appears she was no more
crazy than yon are; but having refused
to marry her cousin, and he, fearing that
she might marry elsewhere and will the
fortune away from him forever, represent
ee! her as insane, briled two physicians to
serve his turn, and dispatched her to the
asylum. One day she made her escape,
and came here nnder the name of Mrs.
Small, widow, to support herself by her
own exertions, thinking the title of Mrs.
would prove more protection than that of
Miss, and insure respectability. But she
was discovered in her seclusion. She took
flight immediately. She met the keepers
getting out of the train in which she took
refuge, but they passed her unsuspecting.
I followed on the next clay, and the rest
you know. I don't auppnsc that yon ever
heard of the cousin; hut in ease yon
should ever chanee to meet him, his name
is Lneien Thornton."
"Lueien Thornton!" cried Miss Upton,
tnrning deadly pale, and snppoiting her
self on the inn of Mr. Greaterex. " 1
thank you. There ran be bat one Lticien
Thornton. You have done me a great
service, Mr. Greaterex, iu marrying Miss
Prudhotnme. . I am engaged to her wick
ed couain, but yon hare saved me the ig
nominy of becoming his wife. Will you
please call a carriage and send me home P'
And it was the summer sweetings that
btought it all abont.
MEXICO. —I asked an intelligent member
of the Mexican Congress, says William
Cullen Bryant, how it was that Instead
of submitting quietly to the result of an
•lection as we here submit, even when it
is pretty manifest that the successful par
ty has used unfair means, his countrymen
so olten resort to the sword, as if tha ques
lion of fairness could be settled by cutting
each others' ;broat*. "It is in our blood,"
be answered; "it is owing to tlio impa
tience of our tern perment. The cure must
be to invite emigration from countries like
the United States, where the popular vote
decides the matter, and the beaten party
takes its revenjc by obtaining the major
ity at the next election." The remedy is
a sure one, but there is this difficulty in
applying it, that the emigrants will not
arrive until the evil shall be already
cured, and the country in a state of perfect
RELIGIONS. —The statistics of religion
in the United States, just completed at
the Census office, show the total number
of church organizations upon the Ist of
June, 1870, to be 72,151.
Total number of church edifice* SS.OT4
Toul church •eceranxxUtlan tt.Sst.Mt
Aggregate value of church property tSM,4'i#,Ml
THE first theatre ever established in
America was at Williamsburg, Va., in
September, 1752.
Through the Tunnel.
lUivTUTta at t>. scavtaaoouu.
Ruling up fr >iu Bangor,
On the 44 Caste ru" train.
From mi week'* shooting,
In the Wood* of Mama ;
Quite extensive whiskers.
Beard, moustache as well,
Kvt a 44 student follow •
Tall and tine and awrM
Empty sent behind him,
No one at his side;
To a | U-asaut stall >u
Now the train doth glide.
Cuter aged couple,
Take the hinder seat;
Enter gentle maiden,
Beautiful, pttite.
'Pt&av# iiici
Blushingly she falter*,
44 Is tin* seal cugagtdF 4
iHee the aged coup e
l 4 ruperly enraged,)
Student quite ecstatic,
Sees her ticket's 44 through, 4 '
Thinks of the long tunnel—
ITiinka what he might do.
So they ait and chatter,
While the cindera fly.
Till thai 44 student fellow' 4
Get* one in hi* eye ;
And the gentle maiden
Quickly turns about—
-44 May I, it you phase air,
Try to get it out 1*
#• ; r ~ . * zSi? . |
Happy " s'adent liBos,"
Feels m dainty touch;
Hear* a genUn w.iip*r—
"Does it hurt yon much ?"*
.'izt, <hiis, (long! a Dement
In the tunnel quits.
And a glorious darkness
black as Egypt's night.
Out into the daylight
Parts tho " Eastern" train :
Student's beaver ruffled
Just the merest grain ;
Maiden's hair is tumbled
And there and then appeared,
Cunning little ear-ring
Caught in student's beard.
Novxi. SCENE is a COVRT-ROOM. —The
P evidence Journal says: An unusual
scene took place during the trial of the
ease of Jiurgcs vs. Anderson. Tho case is
brought to recover moneys won at various
times from the plaintiff at laro by fraud a
lent practices. The plaintiff used, as an
illustration of the tschnicalities of the
came, a complete faro table, with its
marking apparatus and silver cue kee rr's
box. An expert, Mr. Itaniel I!, llelme,
ti.ok his seat at the table and played the
game, the counsel and other apectatom
won their beta, although luck was largely
in favor of the bank. He then took a set
of "strippers," that is, s |>ack in which
certain of the canls were trimmed at thi>
sides to an edgo, unobservablc to the ere
but easily perceived by the touch of the
dealer. By this device the dealer knew
the position of any card, snd by dealing
two at a time necessary, va able to
make the opposite players lose at will.
Tins faUe deck of card* being inserted in
to the box, the spectators, betting at
choice against the bank, found that the
dealer distributed the favors of fortune all
to himself, and were at once convinced
how immoral a thing gambling is. The
expert testified that he had been in the
service of the defendant, snd bad used the
"strippers" to defraud the innocent cus
tomers. The defendant denies tho use of
the "akin game" at his place, and says the
story of the expert is a fabrication rcanlt
ing from a personal enmity. However
that may be, that audi a sinful game is
possible seemed to bo pretty clearly de
monstrated in open court.
MER. —As a resident of Bouth Troy was
bnilding a pig-pen, bin little son was as
sisting. As the hid waa holding up one
end of a board for his father to noil at
the other end, he accidentally dropped
the plank, which so enraged tho parent
that ho turned around and aimed A blow
at the lad with a hammer in his hand.
It struck the unfortunate hoy directly
in the eye, inflicting a horrible wound.
The affrighted father hastened to a
physician's office with his son, but was
informed that tho sight of the eye wa i
lost forever.
A TZRIUBI.E explosion of petrolemn
and gunjtowdor has taken place in Tri
politisn, Greece. Twenty livea were lost
instantly, and many persons received
severe injuries, which in some cases, it
is feared, will prove fatal.
ift 'tl *II"i I. if
luc<>n*sant! OmyOodf
Inconstant t Whan a single lliqoglit of the*
I mmd* all u> ahivrftnf ?>*■<! 1
Hack oil my heart iu fUnli# OT riwfxCY !
Inconstant ! When to feel
11, at thou hast loved lue.will hive to the last,
Wt re iv enough to Steal
t All fear from hfc> the future and tha past!
I liicoiiMaut I When tu alt ep
And dream tlial tho i art near me ia l> learu
So much ot Heaven, 1 weep
Because the earth and morning must return.*
Inconstant ! Alt, too true]
Turned from the rightful shelter of thy breast,
Mv tired heart flutters through
Vhe changeful world-a bird wtllifut a negt.
Inconstant to the cfowd *
Through which 1 pass, ka to flic akh* above
pile iicaie hummer cloud.
But not to thee ; O, not to tlite, dear love.
• I may lu- false to all
Gi"earth nnwde, and every tender Ue
1 VSliich at < ms to hold in thrall ■ •
This weary life of mine, may be a lie.
i Hpl true as God'* own truth • •
Mv sieadfssl heart turns baokward evunuoro
To i"hat sweet time of yvwith
Whose golden tide bi-*ta surli a barren shote.
luc. lißiasl! Not my own
The )>and which builds this wall beteocn our
On ita cold shadow grown
To perfect shape the flower of love survives.
God known thai I would give
Ail other joy* the iwcstwl and the beat,
For oue short hour to irro
Close to thy h- art, iu cornier]* and ita rest.
But life is not at! dark.
The sunlight guidons many a hidden dojw
j TU dove had tiud Its ark
j (if praci-fu! refuge and of patient hoge
And should another 4 # head
.sleep on thy heart and it shouldciewau
To lie uiv on ni*tMnt,
O darling! hold it closer ft>r the dream.
God will forgive the sin.
If tu ii ia ; our live* are swept so dry,
j So cold, so p**ion-c!ean,
Thank Him death tomes at leal and so -
The last note# of tho Sophie waltz died (
on the perfumed air, and th*d!u*-r# wan
dered away in gr.uip*. Two, a lady and
gentleman, paa*ed uito the
Hopping occasionally to admire the bloom
( of some tropical tlower, then going on uti
UI tbi-y reached a fountain, whose waters
i fell, with a gentlo urarititir, into the mar-' 1
bl basin below. The subdued light ebone.
j like the soft rave of the moon, upon a
rene of beauty that wa* almost fauiilewk.
j But to the eye of llie artist, there wa*
nothing so bcauttfui a* the lady w bo aUx|d
beside hiui. a perfect picture iu kersrll.
, From her lovely face, with iu dark, starry
eye*, and tender mouth, to the aat)o dre**
tliat fell around her in graceful,g'.fytening
folda, there w a# Bottling wanting.
Seven year* be/ore, Robert Willard was i
* poor artist, and she was Eleanor liny-,
mond, the only daughter of a wealthy ■
merchant. He had loved her then, but
could not ask her father to bestow Ma
,laughter's band upon one almost pehnl
leaa. So, after gaining her promise to love
| him and wait for liim, even ycara, be went i
ito Rome to win tame and a fortune. Six
months ago be had returned fr New York
and fonnd her a cold, prowl woman bf (be
world, the wile of Oscar LaftiWrt ami a
' leader in fashionable *ociely. Eleanof hail
; waited impatiently for a letter from her
lover, but the months lengthened inv>
threw ycara and she bad not heard from 1
him. It was not until after her marriage, i
I and her father'# death, that she lesrwed 1
bow the latltr bad deceived her by kesip-1
j ing Robert'* letters, hoping she would for- j
i get her girlish Unre.
Her bn*band loved her just a* be did .
t hie fine bonae, hi* painting* and bis stxtu
art. Sht wa* beautiftd, she ads'rfied ul.'
j bouse, aud abe wa# hi#. Her d!afhoqds (
were Uia envy of all her friend#. 81M; trail
everything wealth could procUre. and i
what reaMinabU wotnan could fail to be i
: wder sneb circtances f
Heir jiusbar.d bad Mid these things to t
j himself aoQMlitart, when he basl rea.i.'jd
lin a vague way tint his wife was restless
and discontented.
Since Robert Willard bad Curfte back.'
the month* had pal likeday*. She Had
been happy in meeting. Mm at rraapl iou*. :
ibe theatre and opera, but iiad never askrd
: tivnwll bow it would end. Not a word!
concerning the pant had ever laen sjsoken
between them, ard this was the last re
ception of the #ea#on j#t before lent. " '
Rumor said l.e wa# going to Rome
again ; that be wa# lie trot hedto n lady in
Rotue, and would soon return to Ataerir* ,
with bi* bride.
The evening wax nearly over when
Eleanor wa# surprised to hear a well-,
known voice at her side saving:
44 Mr*. Lambert, do you hevynnr favor
> ita waltz ? bet me have my Wt dance in
America with you."
She obeyed in an abaent-tninded manner,
and they glided into the dance, the wild,
weird music seeming to her like a mourn
ful requum over dead hopes. HoWolten,
In happier days, they had danced to the
same strains, when ahs tiad thought heaven
could not be more beautiful than earth.
How bitter and skeptical she had grown
since then! What misery had crowded
itself into her life, although it had only
numbered twenty-five years!
But the wait* was ended, and thay were
standing in the conservatory before the
fountain. The silence waa becoming pain
ful when lis exclaimee: .
" Eleanor. 1 must apeak at last! For.
give me and listen ! Although I had heard
yon were married, I came back to America
for the sake ot seeing you. I thought I
could be near you and beonly your friend.
But you are unhappy, and every sorrow- I
read in yoor face casta its shadow upon
tny heart. I cannot see yon suffer an a be<
ailant. Why did yon neve- write, and wbv
do I find yon married to that msia *gilv
void of principle and honor, and 1
know yon secretly loathe and diS "
The protid look went out of h|rsp-<\
her voice was low and tender, Imrf •en
full of unabed tears when ehe rep ft f k
" Bobett, T never saw your letters. Mv
father kept thctn. I heard of you as well
and prosperous, but thought you had for
gotten me and that 1 must forget you.
Believing thnt, my heart waadead tolove,
and my marriage with Oscar Latuhcrt saved
tny father from bankruptcy I deserve
your pity but not your censure."
To the man who loved her, the aeven
years of nnhappineas that had ScpareUrd
thoin seemod to vanish, and she itmoj be
fore him a gentle, pleading girl. IteffsH
( nly one wish in the world—to take her
away and shut out every care and sorrow
from her future life, rie said suddenly :
" t'ou did love me as 1 always loved
you! Will yon go away with met We
will find a beautiful home in Italy, and my
love shall make you happy. Say you will
go!" f.' Jl i
It seemed a great temptation to her.
She would go away from the life of which
she was so weary with him who loved her,
the only one she had ever loved.
" Place your hand in mine, Eleanor
That shall mean yea."
Suddenly between herself and UiA earfi
est eyes seeking her own, there arose a
scene of childhood. What had awakened
such memories at that hour?
She stood by her dying mother, whose
hand rested upon her head "with loving
caress, while she spoke her last lareWelL
Every word came back to her now: "My
daughter, you will remember your'moth
er's words long years after the lips that
uttered them are dust. When you are
tempted to do wrong, repeat this prayer :
' Lead us not into teuintAtlon, brtt deliver'
us from evil.' God will hear my mother
less girl, aad save her from sin."
Eleanor Lambert had lived a gav, frivo
jfoua life; she knew hut little of moral
courage, still te* of Ohriatian duty, but a
mother'* love bad left a germ ef goodness
i in bar heart that the world had not do
struyed, and the remembrance of a dead
mother ga\# her nUgngih to answer;
"1 cannot go. We must part forever
I now. If 1 were vour wile, I should be a
'better wotnfln. ftut there will be an end
•if nty unbapphiea* by-and-by, and when
! f am dead you will love my memory better
' for busing saved you and myaelf from
i sin."
!)> gave Id*) her band, wbicli he held
. in both of bis while lie said .
" Dear Eleanor, you are right. For the
laf time, fafewilL
A moment later be w a* gone, and within
the month he sailed for Europe, and they
never tuet again. But Robert WiUnrd'a
i recollection of her face a' parting lives on
natives AS the 44 Mater Dolorosa." Tou
may perhaps have t-en this same painting
' at the Academy of Design, and wondered
i if eh sad, beautiful eyes ever looked from
1 Mortal fnca. -' v • M M
1 ! .J. ■
A Cat-afcfroptie.
A Rentleman Jiving u> UzookJyn, who
take* gr.-xit vivJigjil in but flour garden,
j wua for ati;ig limo intiob annoyed by
] tbo depro>b>ti.'ua of lib neighbor*' cat*. '
ft tu thonph b'i* particular
! pat den wo* wefei-tad for Hie areite at tin
, nightlrrevel# of all the ont# ia the city. |
liebqH-ndeut of the dewdatkm they
• btuugbtt utmti Jbt# row, tulip, geranium,
and oibct flQustp, tlsey kq>t the whole
botpsahuld awaku every night by tlwu
iiuyM-aut ahJ notay #cfitumagea. Driven
i t last to dckpeiurifin, the annoyed
cittr.en luiff lb itujbosh one wight lately
with a will-l<#aslel ahot-gwn, and when
I the <*>ner** wet o in full w-aaton, biased
.( away. Iu a couple of wight* eight feline*.
ft-H victim# to hia unerring aim. As am- j
I nail matter ia good for vegetation, he
di tcnniued !<J bury the slaughtered.
1 grftt.slkin* at the root* of hu grape
vine*. 4 Being a quaint khrd nf a geuin#,
• it sftruek bfm that a* fbe game had done
ao much when alive to diaorganire hi* 1
t attmupta at adcwanieoL it would la- only
, fair that tin y aWuld lualtc aa much re-
Ipaialivo a* iKssakhic aft# r dcatl-. He
isccor Jingly buried UM 4 eight imiooeut*,
in a *tright h'ne, equidUtanL head#,
downward, but left their tail# (which in 1
, dead oA# aru.ulwaya aa atiff a# a jwikeri'
,aii> kuigout o( the gtvund. To anrimi
late them somewhat to tha briliiaoey of I
the flower* around, hfi adorned each tail,
with roh red cdreamar*. In doing this
he simply had an w to the baauiifuL
i hut the effect upon tie friends and rela
i litrce ol tho bwncd pii awe* was aa ringn-'i
i*r as sstidii tori- On the first evening
j after burial, wtir frieud heard a mrist
i uututursl nihl terrible howl of anguish 1
|ra hi* guided!" Rushing to the window.
' l>y the Sght of the moon he Jeaciied
Hhro.- or f<wtr cat# atanding opjxwtU-
I tls ir inverted bn-thnen. and showing
ewry aymPtanu of the aeuUit terror,
j llwwr i.* V'ked like burning coal* of
fire, and np|wnred to be starting oot of
their heiuls. a* the* wiiikh vlv glared at
' tfirwte terrible candle extmnitieau Their
' hair stx>d on end, their talla were awdl
ed to double their natural proportion#,
and ea. h oal waa standing stiff otnin ita
tovnada, nji|iareutJy .flpeU-bpund. For
a minute they ihga stood, horribly howl
ing. and tfi n, with a aimnltaneoua
shriek, tber all * dashed madly over the
(■ nee,* fletl in terror away. Binc
' thai ntir friend ha* been enabled on
' night* to *!<wp Hie sleep of tho virtuous,
j and bf* tlower-bod; uro left intact. Th<
• discovert rs at the cat aatmphe are eup
j postal to have disseminated tlie n< w* of
I the U/j nlAe Maine umong the oth*r felinee, j
tc£ altliough AH<caaiotany a cat is ob
retved glaring fori an ibstadt over the
'"TenFe at t* r <tt ivftnil*. aa though seeking
confirmation M the shocking news, and
• then niounihtHy. but precipitately re
\ tiring, rot one luv* s.uoe thnt night set
i its foot ui our friend's gatden.
What are ( outing to !
i Tim hi-tory of crime shows that H>
Jaw is violated from COUtitlcis motive*,
ind anpaivntlv, without any
'• motive. - Murdercommitted on
o*< rr pretext under the sun; and
: yetthe (by a owing. pqfhapa at li.Uid,
wo venture to say. when |uroan lilo wiil
, he tutk-n lor renaults lltborty unaligned.
Wo xjeet to rend a I too* t any niovnine
sonic -wh account us lliis in the newt
] pajwrS;
This community wax shocked joatcr
lav by bearing that John Doe, a ujnu of
quiet flnd studious habits, and somewhat
' known in a literary way, had murdeml
m cold blood an unoffending neighbor,
Itirliisl itoe. Mr. Due perpetrated the 1
horrid d d in o|et day, in the crowded j
street, without the slightest provocation. j
When a parsing policeman seised him,
uud asked him what had prompted him
to fnibne liia hands (this will no doubt
, be the reporter's exact language) in the
Idood of a • fellow-crest nre, he made no
reply. Then followed this oollisptv:
j ruli^-man—Arc yon insane, Mr. Doe?
Da*—Never saner in my life,
i Polieeman—had ltoo ever dona you
i any injurs ?
Doe—None whatever. I had no ill
! feeling against the poor fellow.
Policeman—Why then did you murder
him? • •
- lioc—Merely for business purposes.
Policeman—What can yon mean?
Doe— I mean that I Hah to lecture,
and I have killed the man to give myself
n start. I meant no harm by it. I have
done this thing as the liest means of ad
vertising myself. My subject ia "Our
Duty to Our Fellows." How many tick
i-te can I put you down for?—AW York
IWftme. i]
ft C*SA-*.A court ot
Mi|:k]ii -• :<* M th Avy Dcpart
m Atr>n tie cOc dt Etipfeia O. H. 1 Ve
ld 4, who l.i amAflSly ■iSniosed from
t lift Navy li Ml* IrPrflDiftnl Lincoln
for allowing the . Confederate privateer
Florida to rttn by hia squadron and the
blockade into the port of Mnlwle. A1
though Captain Preble never had a trial,
it was charged Uujt lie was guttty of gross
neglieence. CM'htfd Aliflfl.'wlio com
manded the ndVfHft nttlfe time, testified
that by n rumdtifufrrt in flying the Brit
ish flag he gw wittrt'l bailing distanor of
, l'r|bb<> snuiulron, and was promptly
d t fll| thereupon he ran aown the
English flag and run tip the Confederal*
flng ; thnt Preble immediately flred a
shot across hia bows, and in less than
three minutes flred n broadside into the
Florida, .which' tore the Teasel all to
pieces, killed oe man and wounded
eleven ; and that Preble thoroughly and
completely discharged his duty.
The only plaoo the wife of a Congress
man can fairly trust him—and we write
thin advice tu Whalf of virtuous inno
cence —is the Washington Club. The
Washington Club is composed nlmost
Jknttivfiyf of &t'.'>!• Jol timifias. sober,
steady, qmet, business men, who meet
in its elegant rooms for a little relaxation
from their many carta The club ia al
wavs ooeued for a evening with prayer,
and after these jrious gentlemen ait
artemd and read good books, or discuss
light, doctrinal points, such as "Tran-
Kubstantiation," "Infant Baptism,"
" Can a man marry his onnt ?" or " Is it
moral, or In any sense in accordance
with revealed religion, to kill yoor
mother-in-law ?"
The virtue of prosperity is temper
ance ; the virtue of adversity js fortituda
An lustrument or Torture.
1 The knout, aaya a writes who saw it
i \ used in Russia 4 eOntiata of a handle
1 about a foot and a half long, with • piece
of twisted blue of about the name length.
, To this blue ia attached, by a loop piece
a thong, prepared to almost metallic
bsidneaa, tu length about four or five
feet, perfectly flat, and a little more than
an inch broad. It is changed after every
six or eight blows, as it ia considered un
fit for use when it becomes at all soft
The principal executioner, having
placed himself within five er eii feet
iof (he prisoner, with the throng of
(he knout on tha ground, rather bo
1 j hind him, then draw it forward, retains
| it slowly and steadily till it had attainad
the proper tV*fcU<>u, when he brought
it dowu with tremeudoua force upou the
i! middle of the criminal's back leaving a
deep crimson mark of nearly an inch
| iu breadth, extending from hia neck to
the waistband of hi# trowaers. Upon re
ceiving the blow, the wretch uttered a
scream, or rather a yell of agany, the in
tensity of which' -I never beard ap
• proached, while every fibre of hia body
Neemad in a violent and instantaneous
contortion. With scarcely any interval
the h|ow waa rejieafcd, followed by the
laniv result, the appe frightful yen, the
! same appalling shudder. The second
4 mark upjieared about an inch from, and
! parallel to the firat; a third, fourth, and
fifth blow followed in quick suoreseion,
when the operator stepped aside and re
I signed hia place to his assistant. The
blows from the latter pen light, when
compared with those inflicted by the el
der executioner, more no, Indeed, than
' the difference letween their site and
' strength, great aa it was seemed to jus
After giving eight blow#, the assistant
'Hired in his turn, wlu-a his principal,
i who in the uicsuiume had flttad on a
j fresh throng, resumed the dreadful task.
He was again succeeded by the young
man, who ia like manner had renewed
the efficacy of his wtjM<n by a similar
prevent of renovation. In this manner
did they continue mutually relieving one
another, and. at each relay adding a new
throng, till the dostinad number <>T blows
were inflicted oa tho lacerated back of
the parricide. About the fifteenth stroke,
hi* struggle* having partially loacned the
' fastenings, it was found necessary to
1 stop and have them fixed more firmly.
From the first to the twentieth blow
each was followed by the same #cream
I aud convulsions; from the twentieth till
( the fiftieth both gradually became weak
-1 er—the latter had, indeed, degencrab-d
into a aort of shivering. After the flf
tic tli, both ceased, the criminal's hem!
feß to one side, sod though each touch
of the knout brought with it a ewnvul i
; siva shudder, be ► sensed to be perfectly
t unconscious <4 pain.
The punishment concluded, the chief
executioner took some instruments from
' (nig and with them marked the male
factor on tha forehead, on each cheek, j
and on the ehhi. Tbia, 1 understand
was merely a form typical of branding,
which, aa wrU aa slitting the nostril*,
was always inflicted upon a kuouted
criminal until the humanity of the Em
peror Alexander prompted him to abol
ish both practice#. The marks are noa
' made with a cold instrument, and are, 1
believe, eeaily effaced.
The criminals back now exhibited a
most horrid spectacle. It waa one man
g)ed blocked mass, of a deep crimson
hue; yet, still mangled aa tt was. no
blood" ran from it. A common cart bav
ing been dreirn up into th square, the
executioners untied the strap by which
the malefactor wa* bound to the stake,
and. with the sa#iatanca of the guards
carried him to and placed him in tie
cart, throwing hi# shirt lightly over bun.
then hia cation, than, over all a mat
When removed from the stake he was
quite insensible; to much #o that I did
not suppose he would survive until he
reached the boapital; but I was mistaken,
for upon observing him aUentivnly, after
he had been placed in tba cart, 1 per
ceived lie kad to far recovered aa to at
. tempt to move one arm. I could not
, obmirv* any surgeon attending the exe
' eutiqn. nor indeed would it hare been of
aav consequence,as the number of stripe#
! is specified, and whatever happen*, they
must be administered,
i He was driven- ofl to prison with the
same guards and att#sidenta as *t firat—
i the whoie affair from the arrival till de
( partureof tbepriaorer, not lasting twen
ty minutes. What became of liim after
j ward I eoulJ not learn, hut I Lave little
1 doubt that he died in a few day*
! from the fever and mortiflestiou that
were likely, or certain, to follow such re
vere injury. Oa the event of hia recov
ery. he would be eent to end hit life in
j the mines of Siberis, and this could
; scarcely be call *d the least part of his
; punishment. Such is the knout.
KaarmxTtojt n Fian.—M Grehaut,
in the course of a lecture on rrepiration
in fishes, states, that, as shown by pre
vious writers, fish are able to live tn wa
ter until almost the whole of the nxvgon
it contains in a state of solution baa been
t shausted. This was shown by a chemi
cal examination of some water in which
lire Ash were preserved, and which, after
the expiration of a certain time, showed
so entire alwence of oxygen, no change
in the amount of nitrogen, and double
the amount of carbonic acid. Another
cunons fact noted by the lecturer was
that fish breathe by their akin as well as
by their fills, nearly as great a change in
the composition of the gaaaea contained
in the water being observed when the
animals were suspended up to their
branchiSß as when the whole body was
immersed. lie also stated that the pres
: t-uoe or absence of the swimming bladder
had little effect on the product of rospi
[ ration.
A FIOWT WITH A* AuroAToit. —The
I .Savannah JVVtri hat the following : As
Mr. t\'illim Kelly, an old catiren of
Bradford County, Florida, was retwrn
•ing home from Starke, be espied an alli
gator basking in the mud bv the road
side. He dtsmownte.l, and, taking a
hatchet from his cart, approached the
reptilo for a fight. In tho twinkling of
au eye his feet were knocked from nndcr
him, and hia legs caught in the monster's
month. Being an old roan, the flgbt
' would have gone against him had not a
colored roan by the name of George Rufl,
who happened to be passing along, dia
pntclied the alligator with a piatoL Mr.
Kelly's leg waa considerably lacerated,
so much so that it ia probable he will
never again attempt to chop a Shiurian
with hia little hatcnet.
RCI.ES rot Brstxrss MM.—From soma
i published "ules for Business Mm" we
extrret the following in relation to arfver
tiling: T*ke advantage of modern facili
ties. Use the means within yoifr retch ;
increase and multiply the means of infor
nation. To compete succeetfully with a
neighbor, participate in the facilities af
forded to go ahead. Don't depend upon
your own lungs alone; use the lungs oi
the pTeiw. Mate it known by printer's
ink that you are prepared to do business
Sell at small profits for caah, and make it
known through the newspapers. All that
any honest, legitimate concern requires
good judgment, close industry, unwavering
integrity, superior workman*! p, fair prices,
and to do better bv customer*, it poMibled
than others in the same business—and
give it publidty.
Thb richest tin mines in the world gyp
those of Cornwall England.
TERMS : Two Dollars a Year, in Advance.
The Feed of the Thibetan*.
During the summer moot lit titer nee
rorr little fremit meet They do not like
it boiled, and ere not mrtisl to It rew,
utile** it be* been dried. In November
there ia e greet slaughter. end a wealth?
man, who na* perhaps 7,000 ebaop, wtll,
kill Buo at tbie time for bia year's con-1
sumption. The animal after being
killed ia skinned and gntted and then;
placed on ita feet in a free current of I
air. In a couple of day* it becomes!
quite hard and ia then rrady for eating, j
It ia kept in this way for more than a
rear without spoiling, even duriug the j
rainy period*. When long exposed to
the wind of Thibet it becomes ao dry j
that it may be rolled into powder be-1
tweeu the band*. In this stab- it Js|
mixed with water and drunk, and used
in varum* other way*. The Tbebetnos
eat animal feod in endleea forme. and a
large portion lire on nothing elae. The
liver# of sheep and other animals are
ciinilarlr dried or franco, and a*a much
prized hut to strsnstwro lky are eery
distasteful for their biUeraea# and liard
naet. The fat ia dried, peeked in the
stomachs, and then aeot to market or
kept fur home use.
&'itli regard to edible vegetables, it la
stated that wheat, barley, and buckwheat
sown In April or May and irrigated,
are reaped in September, barley in
Thibet taking the place of potatoes in
Ireland, four-fifths of the population
living on it Decides, these the other
craps are composed of peas, turnips, and
a little mustard, lite grain ia ground in
eater-mills. Thebreadiaallumtarened,
and cooked ou boated stoves or gridirons.
The sweet, pure farinaeeou* taste of the
fine flour equals the beat American pro
duce. The staple food of the country ia
champ*, called tuttem in India; it M a
finely-ground flour of toasted bailey.
It is intx-h eaten without farther cooking;
ui'xed up with hot tee it is called panic,
and when prepared with tepid water it la
known ai am. If any of our readers
wish la enter upco "postures new" in the
breakfast dejwrtment, they may try tsolr
ve, which, to be properly appreciated,
should be taken at daybreak before any
matutinal ablations. It is s sort of broth
made with mutton, champs, dry curds,
hotter, salt and turnips
duals are alao reared in considerable
flocks, but ior their milk rather than
their flesh. The milk of yaks, cows,
*bevp and goats ia used alike far making
tried curda and the various preparations
of milk used by these people. Marat'
milk is uot used la Eastern Thibet.
A Califs rata Trip.
One who baa been there telle bow to
make a California trip.and the time to
devote to it. tiers are some figures for
a five weeks tear :
m— CUea—toS— giee— - - §
ll Lata J
Sai riatiKoa— — *aillaiaSta ..... S
Tto —a* VaJejr. to l— a—ad— Hl •
Tfc Oi 7—. *
mTomHt—iumw m—at*—)——a
la lk>Cal |kin and a** la Ua* vdto y.) It
tUcarn to itoeago .......... J
Total -... M
If vou can spare mors time, you
>buol<l add a week to your Yosemite
journey, which would give you opportu
nity to make the tour of the valley's
outer rim, which can be done by Ladies
now without diroomfort
In going to the Yoremito, go in by
way of Bear Creri, which though a little
longer ride, giv— yon Inspiration Point
as vour first view of the famous valhy;
and pa— out the other way, as that leads,
byway of Chine— Camp and Sonora,
through one of the most famous of the
"placer diggings," to the Calaver—
Grove of Big Tree*. Next be giv— the j
cost of the journey:
Vara by rsHroa4 treas Chlca— te Saa Fr—ctaas |U
io-IWS t
ToMtLaksuMlraMra.. -
Ta i—i Jam a— r-Wra - 11
Tot—avyam—d rata—
ToUw eu tX—Tw—.eedr—i N
nMtra— ■— Mvfr —ss for In —to' tow... .Ml*
To iSu wld. for sMrylatcart. about ft —r —7
I us
Add, for hotel accomodations, WW
iier day, which is the usual price; and
lor carriage hire in seeing the Almsden j
mines, 15; for horses and guides on the
Yosemite. $3 per day; for meals on the
railroad, 92 per day. In aH, 8125 will
jiay your hotel and carriage billa, horse
and guide in the Yosemite Valley, rail
road, mesla, etc.; snd this, added to
8345. makes 8470. This is s liberal snd
not s do— estimate; snd if you allow
8500 for s fire weeks' tout to California
and luck, you will have enough to pay
the alight premium on gold, and to bgy
some curiosities to take home with you.
And you will have stopped at first-da—
hotels everywhere, and used a carriage
wherever it was convenient
■ardertd by Burglar*.
Chaa. H. Phelps, a Jeweler of New
York was killed by burglars who were
attempting to rob his house. Hearing a
noise Mr. P. mads a search aad bad reach
ed the recess under the stairs which led
to tbs third floor whan bs saw two men
rush past. One was instantly seised by
Mr. Philpa and a straggle ensued. While
Mr. Phelpe was straggling with this thief
bis confederate came to hie assistance and
seised Mr. Phelps by the arms. The flrri
thief then rushed down stairs, ran out of
the hall door and escaped. Mr. Phelps
clung to the other, sod s terrible struggle
for the mastery ensued. The thief was
the tcoro powerful man of the two, and
Mr. Phelpe. finding that he was getting
the best of him. shouted for a friend in
the bouse to come to his assistance. The
friend heard tbe call and started to come
down the steps. At thia the thief re
doubled hie exertions to free himself from
the grasp of Mr. Phelpe. Finding that he
could not do so in time to escape from
the other gentleman, who by this time
was half way down the steps, he palled
s revolver from his breast pocket, and
placing the morale close to Mr. Phelps'
breast fired. The shock caused Mr.
Phelpe to loosen his bold, and the thief
darted for the stairs. Physicians were
called who declared Mr. Phelps' wound
mortal. Ilia wife, who was in Syracuse,
was telegraphed for to come home,and
his daughter, who was at boarding-school,
was sent for. On her arrival she fainted
away, and was with difficulty revived.
A Vioiuksox Oomihttx*.— Nowadays,
gays a New York paper, the terrible crime
of murder is veiled under eo many flimsy
legal disguises that the very fundamental
laws ef society seem to be disregarded by
those who are supposed to be the guardians
of law. A vigilance committee in the
metropolis of America may seem an extra
ordinary institution in the present so
called age of progreea and civilisation, but
when lire and property are regarded as
mere trifles by judges and policemen, we
may yet see Judge Lynch enthr- nod here
Meanwhile, the dangerous olasses rejoice
at the bounteous harvest spread before
them, and peaceable and honest eitixens
lcte all confidence in the creatures placed
over tbeita under the misnomer of "guar
dians of the peace."
What is Wantkd.—To be a successful
mechanic, you must be a mathematician.
Unless you c&u conquer the mathematics
of your trade, you will always have to
drudge at the hardest work done. With
a thorough praitical knowledge of the
work and the principles underlying it,
you will soon rise above the Jftthe and file.
Stridy and work together.
Dow it hust'h jobs lo crac'
Silk mtltnra la sttraetiag much interest
in Florida
A western poet call* the dew the " per
spiration of toe meon."
Sweet Yengoanes is lbs classic noma
of a town in Yueba, C*J.
Whatever you dislike in another take
cars lo oorrecl in yontwlf.
The largeal thinga about ladies' bon
neU at present is thoir price.
With the majority at mankind forgive
new is but s form of forgetfulm*
Troubles aiw like dogs, the mnaliur
tbey are the mors tbsy annoy you.
Genius unexalted ia no more Mains
than s buabol of acorns is a forastof oaks.
We should not retain the memory of
faults ws lure one* foigrrw.
Slander is the reven of • oowuid,
and dissimulation bis defence.
Lawyrrt are like ivy j bseaaae the
greater the ruin, the closer they ding.
Love's Young Dream : A little sighing,
s little erring, s little dying, and a vary
groat deal of lying.
The Indians of In Battel!*, Costa
Riea, have assassinated their King. His
nephew reigns ia bis steed.
Chemists detect vile adulterations ia
importations of Chinese tea of (he high
est cost.
The strike of the Liverpool cartmsn
ended by the master# granting the de
mnruii , theiT SRfQ.
The soldier's great risk is that of be
coming extinguished before he can be
come distinguished.
The present coat of living in Paris is
nearly twice what it was previous to th*
Th* Browses' Association of th* Uni
ted States represents s capital of *BOO,-
NO. 22.
A good word is an assy obligation ;
but not to apeak ill require > only our
silence, whien coat# us nothing.
" One-half the year rain and flowers,
the other half dtwt and sky," is Brofc
Harm's daaanptto* of California.
A CosoMtisai editor offers to " vseei
nsts, froe of charge, all new, prepaying
subscriber* to his paper for thirty days.'
A baby is Detroit swallowed a watch
hut week, and the doctor any* its symp
toms are like those of lick douloureux.
Thacs was s btiie issMl j
Wkee th*r oriehbortbeae Bad ktd
IhSr age* is W MhssU garden,
Mw aasd la aaS thsm. to
She buagbt sum esbso,
And made hmastt s hewhag Mtr Tardsn.
A good old man. who dfcri tn Near
Hampshire lsft *i ,<WO, the interest to be
expended in wanning the church he bed
"Oooe where s white man ran open on
Sunday " is th* inscription left in th*
window of a deserted barber- shop in New
Bedford. Meet.
Why is a man who makes addition to
falsa rumors like oas who has confidsnca
in all that is told him t Because he re-
lies on all that It# Ima,.
If jou have been os a street car when
;t rn off the track and m dragged over
the cobbles, yon ma v easiiv know the
nn—tin nof a California earthquake.
it a —id tint ipioftm Jaw* a better
chance of nkMH against widows in tbo
ram for husbands than bachelors havu
against widow—a in the ram for wires.
Lord Bar field, the Scotch Judge, ones
said to an eloquent culprit at tba bar :
" You're a vera clever cbiel, moa; bat
I'm thinking re wad be none the wanr
o*a hangin"."
All the new spring bonnets ate trim
mod with a profusion of bee and flow
ers. The favorite combination of col
ors see ma to be s delicate shade of blue
and rose color.
A new dance just introduced into so
cial circles is called "The Baltimore
CotiHkm," and prom is— to be a rival to
the hitherto popular deads known - the
" Boston Dip "
Two bandied thousand persons on an
average .through tte year, each Sunday, .
mart to the various lager-beer gardens
and other places of i*cr—tion and re
freshment tn and around Sew York city.
A Burlington, lows, baby is immortal
ised by the fc flowing epitaph:
Beumth tkM MOM ear toby *7%
lenritbc cries nor hollers;
H- bred }ot on# anß Wwwty days,
And oott as hwtj doUaim.
A lady writers*ys, "If wma we
u particular in choosing a nrtuons hus
band as men u* in selecting a virtnon*
wife, a moral reformation *ooW soon be
gin. which would be something mors
than both and foam."
A voting man aaked a young lady how
old she wns, and ahe rrpbed 6 times 7
and 7 time* 3 added to my age will ex
ceed 6 times 9 and 4, aa double my age
txeaada The young man thought
she looked much older.
A bright little girl at Milton, Wiaeon
sin, baring been desired to write a sen
tence introducing the aroid "carnoe,"
presented the following to her teacher:
• Bad children often caution in cbureh
when they ought to he quiet."
On the first of Hay the U. 8. Depart
ment of Agriculture completed its dis
tribution of seeds in the entire country.
This was much earlier than usual Tha
Department cannot, therefore, comply
with the present requests lor supplies.
The ladles" room in Stougfaton Depot,
on the Old Colony, has the following
notice pot up behind the store: " When
this fire doot suit you, please let soma
Ude fix it that has never tned. Those
who have tried are sure to put the fire
A Stillwater hen has gone into the pen
nat basinet*. After laying two eggs,
each masniing6 1-2x7 8-1 inches—largo
enough for a goose—she produced a
couple of pigeon eggs, and finally conclu
ded her efforts by laying a rite sterile of a
A New Hampshire clergyman recently
attached twenty-five hens and three tur
keys, tbe property of a member of his
congregation, to recover the sum of glO,
subscribed by him for the support of the
minister. He won his case, but an appeal
was taken.
A man a hundred year* old went to
have a pair ef shoes made. The shop
keeper suggested that he might not live
to wear them out, when the old man re
torted that he commenced this one hun
dred years a good deal stronger than ha
did the last one.
A lady teacher in an lowa school lately
punished a boy for biasing the big girls
by making him stand up before all tha
scholars and show how it was done. She
found thia policy wouldn't work. The
bora thought it capital punishment, and
it had to be abolished.
A Tennessee electrician claims to have
invented a method of propelling railway
trains by electricity at the rate of 100
miles an hoar. It is to be hoped that
the road on which such an experiment is
tried will keep both its tracks and it*
switch-tenders as straight as possible.
A gentleman in London lately in mak
ing return ol his income to the Tax Com
missioners, wrote on the paper: " For
the last three years my inoome has been
somewhat less than £150; in the future
it will be more p-eearious, as the man is
dead from whom I borrowed tbe money."
While indulging in a tremendous
yawn lately, Anton Oohlcr, aged twenty
three years, a wood engraver, residing
in Wiiliamsburgh, threw hit jaw out of
place. He was taken to the Park Hos
pital, where Dr. Hardy, with a Rood
deal of difficulty, yanked his jaw back in
to plaee.
jLtoring the conference at Worcester,
the following dialogue was heard be
tween two newsboys: "I say, Jim,
what's the meaning of so many ministers
being all here together?" "Why,"
answered Jim, scornfully, " tbey'alwaya
meet once a year to exchange sermons
with each other."
When you find a newspaper on a ball
room floor, it isn't always pr<g>er to pick
it up and wonder where it from and
ask unnecessary questions concerning
the peculiarity of tne folds. We know of
a young man who did that net long
einoe, and he eouldn't get another girl tq
danoe with him daring tbe evening.