The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, June 14, 1872, Image 1
Sweet mj Child, I Lire far Tltee. (Hi* tk<fbrought tbfit dead • She nor awoon'd, nor utterM cry: All her maidens, watching, said, "She must weep or she will die. Tlien they praised him, soft *nd low, OalM hira worthy to be loved, Truest friend and noblest; Yet she neither spoke nor moved. Stole a maiden from her place. Lightly to tire warrior atept, Took the faoe-eloth from the face; Yet she neither moved nor wept, tyoe* a nnrae of ninety years. Set bts child upon hor knes ]jike summer tempest came her tears " Sweet my child, 1 live for thee." The Old Home. fee, atiU the Mine, ths same old spot; Th years may go, the years may coma. Yet through Uicm all there changeth not The old familiar homo. The poplsre by the old mill strettu A trifle taller may have grown ; The ivies round the turret green Perchance more thickly thrown. Yet still the same green lauea are here That brought their violet areata in spring. And heard through many a golden year Tlio winsome echoee ring. Of children in the April mom, Knee deep in yellow cowslip bloctus; Of lovers' whirper* lixhlly bore* Through sultry twilight glooms. And out upon the red-bricked town, The quaint o'd hi use* stand tho aama ; The an me old sign swings at the Crovu. Ablaze in annset flame. Yet and 'tia uot tlie aame old po:— The old fam.'.tar friend* arc guar. I ask of those who know th-. iu no;; A'-l Strang-. r* , very one. TVi morning brocks may sing the asme ; The whitethorns blossom in the May ; But each long-loved, remembered name Has passed in turn away. IJIUc Uulm ver. Wifs i)m litatnt si kntsa was s Lu-' nsU." UW Lm c fiwift WITOWW the palace floor Flashed her tiay wilful feet; '■ Pltyfcllosr, I wiil ao more, Now. 1 must my task complete.* Arthur kissed her childish hand. Sighed to think her task severe. Walked forth in the garden land, Loaely, till she reappear. She has sought her latticed room. Overlooking fhiry seas. Called Lancelot from a bowery gloom, To feast of tulk and hccey of beos. " Had we bid Prince Arthur too, He had shaker, his grave head, Baying, My holidays arc IV wl May queen* not hare their wills ?" she said. *he passed the mthy day! Tbtfs her women rjwke and aatiled: " AH w see we need not say, F-r Quincver i but a child.* A. IP. MY SIGHT IS 1 BOX. " And must von really go an-sr. and ramain all right in that nasty old box of jour#, and leave roar Little Rosebud, a* you (tali ber, ail alone here, to imagine all aorta of horrid things happening to Lr poor old bov J Couldn't you star at home .iost for this one night f" "Couldn't possibly do it, my lore," said I, straggling into mr greatcoat, ar.d pos sesriag myself at the same time ot my big driving-gloves, which my little wife was absently trying to fit on ber own little hands. "Not it I rerr much wished it, Willie? I* yon know. I felt so strange and lonely last night, when yon were away, that 1 con'd hardly make np my mituf to go to bed dt all: -and to-night I can scarcely hear the thought that you should be so lone absent. You know what a timid, foolish little thins I am." Her arm quietly stole round me. and she looked np to my face with a wistful, anxious look, w hi'e a tear stood glistening in the corners of her sweet, blue eyes. " Why, yot wee goose," said I, kissing away the bright token of her earnestness, u what has pet such absurd* thoughts into that wi-e little mnldle of yours? Are you afraid that the fairies will waylay me and spirit me away to their elfin-land ? If they do, I tihaTl tell them that I have left a fairy at home, and not even the blandish-1 menta af the queen herself shall tempt me into their uncanny country. But se riously. Margie, there is nothing to be alarmed about. I shall he at home by seven o'clock, at the latest; but since you are so eerie, 1 will call at fathers as I pass, and seed up my brother Bob to keep j ' YOB rtmrmrfr a fid star In the house al! nW>* Will that content vou, little wo man t" "No; don't do that; it would look foolish, and Bob would only laugh at me when he came. He does not understand roe. 1 think no one does understand me— except yen, dear Will." "Tbank you. Mag; I thinlf I do on derntand you. But here comes the gig; so good bye, an?! don't fret for the short tra4l £rs II bctf>ack long be fote*r<ri •Treii'tiftifg.*' So saying, I mounted the rig and drove rapidlyfc^osrMi® frweh rmfl. But inv wife lingered my the porch, following me tff !b Jf. e l*fj *° ' on * tbe k" nse was m sit'Ht/jVwgd, on leaning back, see ber white dres shimmering ghost-like in tbu light , which streamed tlirough the open door. At the time of which I write, I was telegraph superintendent on the Wilton and Lcngbank line of railway. One of the clerks, who was on ntght-dnty, had beefi tak,en suddenly HI, and being unable to find a-snitafcle substitute, 1 had taken Mh worlt myself until etJch time as lie should recover. 7 had only been married a few months, and was by no means re conciled to the necessity of leaving my wife and home to pass the night b that "nasty old box," us Mag called it—and she was perfectly right in her description. But Jhnew that it was a necessity, and I Ynew likewise thpl no grumbling of mine could mend the matter. A drive of ahont eight miles brought me to mr post. There was nothing very extraordinary in the duty to which I had been called away, nor was it any new ex perience to me: hut on that night my mbfl was filled with vague, indefinable fears, for which I tried in vain to account. Tne niglit was clear and windless, and awajr to tho northwestern sky the aurora ?borealis was flitting to and fro in a thous and ajtypnge faptistic shape-*. As I watch ed the sldfting'and qnivering gleams, now shooting in rapid succession from one luminous center, and nnnn spreading and rolling wave after wave across the starry heavens, I began to think of the disas trous omens of war, plague and famine, which in the olden times men drew from such sights. Somewhat of the same emo tion I hit in my own mind, and reason as I would, i felt it impossible to shake off the growing sense of nneasbefs and gloom which had taken possession of me. On entering the telegraph station, the clerk whom I had come to relieve was ready to depart. " Ton won't have much to do to-night, sir.said he. "The instruments are quite unworkable; no signals have been received for the last three hours. Good night." When I was left alone, I found that it was as he had said. The electric currents, which are developed in the atmosphere during roost meteorological changes, bad rendered the wires qoite useless; and al though the needles swayed ceaselessly backwards and forwards, they made no sign which the wisdom of man could in terpret. Seeing that my office was likely to be a sinecure, I drew ray chair to the etowd, and taking down a book which I saw on a shelf, I tried to interest myself ixt tho story. The volume I had discov ered was. "Jane Eyre;" and although, unwthiftHfme, I liaVe re aft with tears and laughter, it and the other works that came from the same true and loving pen, yet on that night the spell of her who is FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor. VOL. V. ao powerful to awaken our intarist and enlist our sympathy—who has giwn us Black Kiichrstrr atij chronicled with no unkindly baud the vagaries of the three eccentric curates, and won our hearta for Professor Emanuel Carl Paul—had no power to mviet my wild, wandering thoughts. While 1 was turning listlessly over the the leaves, the stillness w as star tled by the sharp, quick clanging of the' electric bell, the usual signal to prepare to read off ai message. 11 ith a shiver of alarm, I tamed quickly to the instrument, hut soon perceived that that hell had been rung by no earthly poorer, for the vibra ting ueedles made no intelligible sign, and I knew that the sound had been produced by a current of atmospheric eieclrnSty acting upou the wires. Smiling at thenervousness which caused tne to start at so ordinary an occurrence, I turned from my desk, and again sa! down by the tire. But smile as 1 would, and reason as I might, 1 felt that 1 was fast succumbing to vague foundationlees fears Thinking that the atmosphere ot the room, which I felt close and hot. might have something to do with my peculiar condition of mind, I flung open the door, and stepped outside, in the hope that the cool air might scare away the phantoms of tay braiu. As I crossed the threshold, the midnight express crashed past * ith a speed and force which shook every tim ber ot the building, and uttering a loud shriek, disappeared into the tunnel at the end of the steep gradient, on the summit of which my station was placed. When it had gone, there was stillness, stillness broken—il 1 can call it broken—only bv the peculiar sighing of the air passing across the wires, which is heard even in the calmest of nights. 1 stood and lis tened to the strange, melancholy, .Eoljan harp like sound, now so faint a to be almost inaudible, and anon swelling into a wild low w ailing. I looked up and saw Orion and the Pleiades, and thought how ->ffen on nights, not long ago, when I had watched for Maggie in the wood, 1 had gated up through the tail sombre pines and watched their trembling tires. From that my mind reverted to the earnest ires.-, with which my wife had asked me to remain at home that night, and the un usual pensiveness of her manner when she bade me go*>d-b>e. What c* uld be the meaniug of it alii As a general rnle, I had a moat profound disbelief in omens, presentiinenfs, and all sorts of snpersli- j tion ; hut in spite of it, 1 felt that I would have given a good deal at that time, to be 1 transported just for one minute to my home, to see whether all was well there. I might hare called up my assistant, who bulged in a farmhouse not tar distant, and gone home; but as I could give no good reason for going away, I resolved to stay where I was, and get through the night as best I could. "If this goes on," said 1 to myself as I turned inside again, and poked up the coals writh rather more noise and vigor than was absolutely necessary —" if this goes on much longer, I shall have to consult a doctor, that's plain." For I knew that the causeless apprehen sions which I experienced were often only the symptoms of an unusual state of bodily health. 1 filled my pipe and lit it, hut the weed had lost its usual tranquilizing power. As the wreaths curled slowly Bplrards. I saw my wife's face looking at me tearfully a> when I had left her. Again the bell rang sharply; but, as before, no intelligible sign wns made by the needle*. I leaned my elbows on the desk. and. with tny head bet ween my hands, watehed their unending motions. An hour might have passed tltu*. when onee more I was •startled by the clang of the bell. This time it was loader and more urgent, and. it seemed to me, though perhaps 1 may err here, with a peculiar unearthly sound, such as I had never heard before. I am utterly unable to tell in what manner the impression was produced, but it seemed as if there mingled with the metallic ring the tone of a human voice—and it was the voice of one I knew. The needles, 1 now observed, began to make signs which 1 understood; and slftwly, as if tome novice • ere working the instrument, the letters " C-o-m-e" were signaled. Xo sooner had I read off the final than, to my amazement and terror, 1 distinctly saw the handle of my instrument, although I was not touching it at the time, a* it grasped by some invisible hand, move rapidly, and make the signal "ruder stood.'' which the receiver of a message transmits at the end of every word. A cold thrill ran through me, and I felt a* if en fy drop of blood w ere leavinir my heart. C uld 1 have been the subject of an optiral delusion! 1 knew that such was not the case, for I had plainly heard the click of the handle as it tnrncd, and now I could j>erc ive that another word was be : ng slowly spelt out. Hot so be wildered and terrified was I. that I tailed to catch the signs. Again my handle moved, and this time made the signal " Not understood." With an overwhelm ing feeling of awe, I watched the dials intently while the letters were again sig naled, and this time I read 44 H-o-m-e " Then there was a cessation of all motion for a second or two, and once more the needles resumed their incoherent vibra tions. I stood petrified with fear and amazement, half believing that I was in a dream, for reason refused to accept to the evidence of sense. Could fhat be a mes ***- for me? If so. whence came it? What hand had sent it? Could it be that ome power higher than that of nature thus warned me of impending danger? Should I obey the mysterious summons? While I t?iu deliberated the hell again *oanded with a clangor still more loud, imfierions and unearthly, and, after a few uncertain movements, the magnets re peated the words 14 Come home—coine home!"the handles moving as before. I could remain at my post no longer. Come what might, I felt that I had no alterna tive but to obey. I ran to the house where the clerk lived, and on rousing the in mates and gaining admission, told him that he must take my place immediately, as f had been suddenly called away. The man seemed somewhat surprised at rny excited and startled manner, but what he said or did 1 cannot recollect. On enter ing the stable where my burse was stalled, I perceived a saddle banging on the wall; and knowing that I could get over the ground more swiftly ridingthan driving, I threw it on his back, and in a minute or two was dashing along the road in the direction of home. I shall never forget that ride, Although I urged my horse with whip and voice till he flew rather than galloped, the pace was far too slow for my excited mind. Woods, bridges with the moonlit streams sippliog beneath them, farmhouses where tho deep-voiced watch-dogs were awakened by the loud beat of hoofs, shot by me like things in a dream; and at last, breathless and pant ing, we clattered up the long causewayed street of the village where f lived. All was dark and silent in the houses, and the windows seemed to stare blank and vacantly in the bright moonlight. Sud denly a horse and rider appeared at the other end of the street, with a hoarse cry, " Fire!'' At the same instant, the church bell was rung violently, and at once, as if by a common impulse, the whole village j started into life. Lights appeared in the hooses, and a hundred windows were dashed quiokly up. I saw white figures standing at them, and heard voices crying "Where?" Checking my horse with a jerk, which threw him upon his haunches, I listened for the reply, "Craigside House!" Great Heaven! my worst fears were realised. It was my own home. I choked down the agony, which almost forced a cry, and pressing onward with redoubled speed, soon arrived at the scene of the fire. THE CENTRE REPORTER. The house was a large oh' one, and v tun 1 reached t, smoke wsp l*uhu iu thick, tuurkr Volume, from the wludowa of the second tliii, while tierce tongue* of flame i were already leaping along the rof. \ ; crowd of men were hurrying conftauMv about with buckets and pails ot water. In the centre ot a group of women I found our maid, Marv, stretched on the grn* n it A awooii. "My wile!" 1 exclaimed, a- I rushed forward, "where i she J" "tiod | knows, ir," .aid one of the iu*n;" we have twice tried to reach the second Hat, turt were each time driven back by the smoke and tire." Without uttering a word 1 entered ih* bouse,and ran along the lobby. ' The stair, fortunately, was built of stone, but the wood-work o:i each side was one I mass of blaaiiig and crackling tlame. Before j I had taken three tep I tell back, blinded, fainting, and half sutlocated with the smoke. Two mou who liad followed trie caught nie in their arms, and tried to re *tian me by toi-e from endeavoring to ascend again. " Don't attempt it," they , said ; " vou w ill oniv lose your owu hie, i and can't save hers.'' " Let go, you cow ard !" I cri.d a. soon as I could sjs-ak; and, 1 with the .trtugth of madness, dashed them aside. I rushed up the Mail*, and this j time succeeded in reaching the fhst htn ling iin safety. The room which we used a*onr bedchamlier led ott a small parlor which j was situated uu this tlat. Groping my way through the uioke. I found the h*r, but. to my horror.it was locked! I dashed my sell against it again ami again, but it re i stated all mv efforts. To reti rn as I had ,come was now impossible, and I kuew that the only hope of saving even my own hie was to go forward. Despair gave me ; strength, and lifting mv foot, i struck it violently against one ot the lower panel* ol the doer. It yielded a little. Another j blow, and it was driven in. I crept through : the opening, but so thick vraa the smoke in the parlor that 1 could distinguish ui thing, " Maggie, Maggie!" 1 shrieked, " w here are you 1" but no answer was returned. Fro** ing the parlor I gained our bed-tootn dour. To my joy it was open, ami stretched on the floor I found the apparently lifeless form of my wife. 1 bent over her, and on plac ing my hand on her heart I found that it was still beating. I lifted her very tender ly and gently, and eatried her iu my arms to the vr>ndow, which 1 broke oja-n. Of what followed 1 am only dimly conscious ; I have a confused remembrance of men bringing a ladder, and stroug arms helping i us down, and the people cheering : but it is all very vague and indistinct. Mv next ' recollection i* that of ftudiug myself in mv father's boose all bruised and weak, but with tny own wife bending over me, and tending me with loving hands. We had ' been burned out of house and home. For tunately everything was insured ; but even had it not been ao, 1 had been content so long a* she was spared to me. On the evening of the next day, when the short winter twilight was fast closing round, and the first amiwflakes were falling, Maggie drew a little stool close to the cough on which I lay, thinking over the strange events which I have related. 1 had said nothing to anybody regarding the warning which 1 had so mysteriously le ceived ; and when questioned as to what had caued mo to return so opportunely, had always made some t-vame answer, for I feared that the reality would never have obtained belief. " Willie." said the soft low voice of my wile. " if you had not come home " "Hush, my darling. Don't talk like that, for 1 can't bear even to think of it.'' " But it might have been. And do you know, Willie, I had such a strange dream on that awful night ?" " A dream, Maprie ? Tell me what it was." "Too remember," said she. drawing nearer to rue," the evening you took Maty and me into the telegraph office, and told us all about the batteries, aud magnet* am) electricity, and a great many things wblch we couldn't understand at all, though we pretended to do so, lest you should think us stupid ?" "Perfectly." " And you remember, too, how, when 1 said that I should like to send a message with my own hands, you made nn* take bold of the handle, and then you guides! it. while I scut a message to your brother Robert, who w as in the office at then? Aud the end of it was, 4 Come, home—come home !" which 1 rejicated over and over again, until I could do it quite well without your help." I turned quickly round, hut she *i gazme intently at the fire, and did not perceive the startled look I gate her. " Well," she continued, "the night be fore last, when yon were away. I could not sleep for a lone t line t Iter I went to bed ; and when 1 did sleep, 1 dreamed—such a horrible dream ! I thought that I was in your office again; and I had fled there be cause I was chased by some Terrible Thing. I did not know what it was, but it was close behind me, and I thought nolxidy could save me but you. But you were not there, and so 1 seized the handle, and signed the words. ' Come • home—come home P a* you had taught mc, thinking that would be sure to bring you. Then, wbenyou did not come, I felt ia hot breath on my neck, a* if it were going to clutch me in its dreadful arms, and I screamed so lond that I awoke. The room was all dark, and filled with smoke so thick that when I jumped up, I fainted for want of air. Aud, 0 Willie, if yon had not come just when yon did, I might " " There, Maggie; don't let ns think of what might have been, but rather let ns be thankful that we tie spared to each other still " " ALL RIGHT."— How many of ns bnl seethe expression a dozen times n week, and have it stick in the throat, at least half of them ? It is coming to lie a hy pocritical appendage of business and social intercourse. A sponge goes behind the connfcr, cuts off a dime's worth of tobacco or cheese, with an excuse that he wants a "sample" and the grocery man says, " that's all right" A customer returns a pair of shoes to the dry goods man soiled and injured after half a day's wear, gruoting, " they are too small," and the merchant says, " that's ail right." A church member puts his name down for ?'2o to pay the preacher, and when called on, gives only 810, with tho re mark, that "times are too hard," and the parson says, 44 that's all right." A loafer makes a regular practice of coming iuto a printing office, and l>eg giug a copy of the paper, stating that lie "just wants to read it," and the edition is short,the editor groans with ghastly politeness, "that's all right." An extravagant .debtor tells a patient creditor every time he meets lum that ho intends to pay tJio account "to-mor row, ct rtain," and the poor dun turns off with "that's all right." Aud so it goes. It's all wrong, and we say it's all right, and by our want of spirit and independence encourage lazi ness, imposition, stinginess and every other sin under the sun. Pborts of Gas. —Whoever has money, let him invest it with gas companies. There is no business so sure and none which offers the same chance for making up sums of money when they are needed. It appears from a statement in the New York World that, the Manhattan com pany paid but 825 per share on their capital, the profits having paid the rest, and run the value of stock up to 8211, thus representing an accumulation of 440 per cent., besides regular semi-an nual dividends. In Cincinnati the prof its of the gas company pay about twenty per cent, per annum on a capital of 82,850,000. CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO.. PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1872. Toe h.IIIV.I* and Her Com UJ* Eilwiu \Vhil*. commanding uffloi r of the I'. Mii|> A'ii H*!*, k *eul to the K.e ivtary of t!u Navy a report of li notion in conveying the steamship Vmjnut* from beneath the gun* of the Kimiiish mauof-war I'imritK After receiving his I instruction* from the I', S. tfovernuieut, I l,t. White ways he returned to hi* ship, utd at night loaded hi* pun*. He adds: I hi* 1 did uuiler Cover of darkness, for the reaaou that I thought it IHK.I to nuke no demonstration which might hml the commander of the l'i/ trro to believe the preparations were being made with hus ule intent, for the reason that thty were precautionary measure* merely, and 1 did not desire to do nuythiug which he might construe a* mere bravado. Dur j nig the next morning, preparation* for sea were clearly visible on board the Yir giniu*. Her motion* were closely fol lowed by the I'ir.urro. ltoth vessels were I pitting up steam and their bouts were i hoisted. The large title pivot of the I'i itirro, mounted on the mortar deck. was ' pointed upon the Virginias, us well as tier two starlniard broadside guns. 1 j therefore sent the men quietly to quar ters, making no display above the mil. neither show lug n crew at the rifled tweii* I ty pounder on the fureastie, nor making , a display of the rnnriue guard on the : iKHip dock. Served out ait uiuple supply of aumuiuition for smull arm* and pis tols and imqiected earefully all arrange ments for supply lug powder and fightiug the guns ; mu ic pr< palatum* for slipping the eihle. This lieiug done, I eaused the nn u to leave their quarters; their belts equipped, to Is- d.-ptited at the guns, ria-lv for nse at a moments notice. After sending officer* aud papers to the I'i.mmaniUng olßcer of the Pizarru, that ; he might understand the |>o*iUou of af fairs, Id. White adds ; The Virginia* got uud< r weigh at the , same moment we slip|ed our chain, ; went to quarter* and cast loose liatten and sanded dowh decks for aud aft. '1 he Yirgiuiu* immediately took up position an our port bow. We steamed ahead, so as to bring the l'igttrro oa our starboard quarter. lu this relative posit on the Iwo ve* -uls proceeded to :-a, the ir . i 1.1 Ins l>eiiig about two cables length ahead and the Pizarro three cables length of i our ntarlxiard quarter. The Virgiuiu* i stood up the coast about uortb-nortbraM, I occasionally standing more to the north ward, thus f radtully diverging from the coast until we were alniat four miles off. II Hiring tlie first three-quarters of an hour the Vm mint driqqied us until we were from a half to thiec fourths of a mile justcru. lhe llmrru we dnqqied very ' rapidly, and it o.ui became evident that i the Virgiuius was more than a match for her in |a>iut of speed. CapViin II >wen, . h lib d us and said that h lrlt no appre hensions wliatcver; that so far be had carried only nine pound* of strain, and that he thought hce. iild look out for hit.'si If. During this hour and a half we had not logged more than eight knot*. ; and the Ifizarro was almnt three tuiks . astern. 1 continued in company with ; tb>- Virginia* for an hour longer, until half-past four, at which time, its nearly as I could judge the Pizarro wu* about live mile* astern. I went about mi my return passed close atmard the Piz rru. so closely that I oouhl recognise her i commander without a glu-m. She w.a pitching very much nt the time, and from the volume of dense smoke which was constantly emitted from her two smoke jij. % I am of opiuiou that her flrws w. r. King forced and thj" she was making ail possible rpood. Wliii abreast of the Pig-urn I looked at the Virgitiiu*. She was complt-' ly hull dowu, her paddle-boxes ju*t ah-.wing above the horizon. I readied our for mer anchorage about helf post six and picked up the chain which we had slipped. Wedejr'k Out-Boer Preaching. Almost inaccessible to weariness or phvsiral paiu. ho made hit way over hill, NI'KIT. at d arxl mountains, often fror.cn I>y the chill blasts and thicken ing snows of the uplautl*, or shivering . mnl't (lie Scotch mist* : yet at irin and frost never checked hi* ardor; never would he forget or pass over his ap pointment to preach. He pre**sd on with the resolution of a I'ta-ar over dan gerotia roads, through inclement weather, aud often rose hoaiaa with cold and wont with travel, to speak to the anxiona throngs who t4it< d loa coming; yet he re!a> that n he sjiokc i:i* physical pain would disap;xswr, his vigor return, and a geni.il ardor C storv hia feeble frame tv mnprecedented strength. Sometimes he preached while the tierce wiuds and the autumnal frost paa<ed unnoticed over hia attentive people ; naorc thnn once the rain descended and the lightning* 1 played while he ilcMtibnl the trimnpha of faith. Over his immense audience* Wesley exerted a singular influence, that *M nlmost unknown to Whitethld or hia followers; his culm and thoughtful rhetoric produced result* that might seem appropriate only to the moat im passioned eloquence. Soba and cries oroke from the sternest breasts ; strong! men fell down in convulsions of misery ' and despair. The room in which be j preached was often tilled with loml out-1 crii s and wild exclamations ; women fell I into trances and groveled in the dust; > and th>-se "stricken cases," a* they wore termed, formed so marked a trait of the | new movement as to excite the reprob i-' tion of the cold and censorious and star ! tie the philosophical. But Wesley saw in these singular occurrences the natu- ! ral struggle for n new lite, and he at least, BUS not appalled when his vast audience > was shaken ns if with a mighty wind, when wild sohs and shouts of ngouy passed over the startled throng, and they fell groveling on the enrth ; for he be lieved the Spirit of God was moving them to repentance. Nor in any period of strong religious excitement —when Savonarola preached and Bernard pray ed—have similar traits of deep emotion i been unobserved.— Eugene Isivrtr An IndittiiniKili* man writes to his fa vorite paper: "Flense say to the pnr'y that made an attempt to burgle No. .'Wit North Mississippi street, between the. hours of 2 and 3 o'clock this morning, that if his present infirmity doe* not in terfere with him doing so, to make one more trial nt his earliest convenience, and bring his winding sheet and coffin plate with him. I have his burial certifi cate ready, nrul signed by Smith A- Wes son in six volumes. Death to sneak thieves." Ax Anerrxo HCICNE. —At one of the recent Communist trials, the wife of Feltcsse, the prisoner on trial, was called aa a witness. Hhe entered the eourt with n feeble tread ; in her arms she carried a new-born child. At the sight of her Feltcsse broke into wild sobs, while the poor woman uncovered the unconscious little baby's face and held it up so that the father might at least once see hit child. The scene was very affecting. SAI>.—A man and wife in Ohio were discussing lately the death of a eliihl through drinking concentrated lye, and were wondering why [iconic would ho so forgetful as to leave such a tliiug where a child could reach it. Meanwhile, J heir little fifteen-months-old baby found its way to a crock of the same liquid and drank it, dying within a short time. Nine persons were killed at a recent Parliamentary election in Hungary. The Cant of a Strike. The Chicago TYtha**, awaking of the possible stri .<• of the worluugmeu in that city, Kiivti: We have now in Chicago, say : per >li**u I'cr *tX 13.tv<o • iri-oim i*. taruln* ivi-..5 i3.a S.U*J I rl. Staler*. cwrnuta fiiwrday. to.oM MS,LM 1.0 <• |iU*Ur., -*rtilu* |S jcr ,1*( 10.IWO ao.roo 1.1 oi carulit|j IRTA IR .lay T.OOS (TAW S.VKi MuewHWl. t*nuu( f * |rr dsy, 14,00# SS.OWJ ST.'ua \>rktusui*u, esria leg. f ti5,000 ia,awi A i-trike by the idmve work men atop* a supply of fi>7S,ik*i |v-r we.-k, or about two millions erwry three weeks, uowlieing paid to their families. A strike for two mouths would waste a larger sum of money tlmu the whole world's charity b Chicago on the occasion of her great ea lainity, u charity *u uiuuiticieut that even the donors were tuU>uiidicd ut th grand aggregate of their own liberality. It would mean for each workingiuan the waste of mora money than he could save bv his tabor for a vear. Hut this is uot the whole of the ac count. These thirty tliousaud working man are nearly nil tenants, very few of thcui owning lioues of their own. If they board, their rent is a part of their w. ckly charge. With thvir families, av vrugiug three to each workingtnan, they number one hundred thousand people to la> provided with shelter—a nniulier near ly as great as was burned out of tiono-s by the great conflagration. Not tnncb less than one-third of the popnlatiou of the city are connected by acme tie of de|>eudeiHs- with this mechanic ami build lug ela-a. '1 hey have the moat direst iu teriat as Uuiante iu reducing rents, and this can only l>u done by the rapid re building of the city. If a general strike should delay the rebnihliug of Chicago, for every day the wrork is *o delayed the workmen en gaged in it will And au extra dollar per mouth iuld*l to thwir rent next winter. The Olden Ihiuga. Aa wc grow older, nays Oliver Wendell Holmes, wc think mora aud more of okl persona aud of old thing* and places. As to old pcrsous, it < ouit-d us if w<- uevar knew liow much they bod to tell until wc are old uiirw h <•* aud Uioy have Wen gone twenty or thirty years. Once in a while we ooine upon amue survivor of hi* or her generation that we have overlooked, and feel as if wo bail recovered one of the loat biMiks of Livy or fished up the golden caiitUc*tick from the ooze of the Tiber. So it was the other day after my remans, ccuces of the old gambrel-roufed hoOne aud its visitor*. They found an echo u the recollection# of one of tln> brightest aud liveliest of my suburban friends, whose memory is exact about *T< rvthing except her owu age. winch, there can be ! no doubt, she makes out a score or two of years more than it really i. Ktill she wan old enough to touch .me lights -and . a shadow m two—into the notrait* 1 had drawn, which mad* me wish that slic aud not I Ita<l bi-i i) the arii*t who sketched the picture*. Among the leaser rrgn-ts that mingle with graver sorrows for the frii-r.il* ot uu earlier generation we have lost. are our omiasions fo ask tlteru so many question* thev could have answered so easily, and would have leen so pleased to In* asked. There ! I say to myself sometimes, in an absent mood, 1 muM ask her about that. But ah# of whom 1 :IUI now thinking has long IM-CO l>eyo!>d the reach of any earthly questioning, and I *igli to think how uosily 1 could have learned some fact which I should hare ' Wen happy to have transmitted with pious care to those whe are to come after inc. How many tim*a have 1 heard her quote t lit. hue about hlmaings brightening ! as they take their tlight, and how true it proves in many little way* that one never thiuks of until it ia too late 1 OSTRICH FARM*. —The raining of THE oatrich in a tamo state for it* fvather* w no* carried on rxlouiTtlj in Africa. The bircla are kept iu inrlnauns*. nnd fed on luci rue, with which the inclosurc in planted. Ever)* eight mouth* they are plnoied,some extracting the quill at onee, and others ratting the quill a little above it* insertion, and then removing the roota a conpla of month* later. The hitter method i* said to give better re mitt* aith lea* injury to the l'i:d. Tire yield ia about fifty dollar* |M-r luiumu fur each bird. In breeding it is b utul to !>e bef-t to allow otre female t each male, though iu the wild Mate five female* are etaehetl to a single male. There art* usually two broods ill a yetr. and the male and female it on the egg* by Mima, the m ile generally teking the largest a tin re of tbia duty. The female takes chief charge of the brood after it it hatched. The young are reared on chopped lucerne, and as they get older a little grain is given them; They also require abundance ot water, nnd a lilier ul anpply of pulverized quartz snd small bones. When grown, no food suitsthem tetter than chopped lucerne or trefoil, with on occasional supply of cabbage, fruit, nnd grain. THE CIKHMH <>R DISEASE.— An article nays, that as the result of a series of n jieriments on the low forma of life by heat. Dr. Grace Calvert demonstrates that the germs of di-ow* will withstand a temperature of 301) degrees Fall res - licit. Exposure to such a Lent ns this injures the filters of all kinds of cloth so aerioudy that Uicy arc unfit for fur ther use. It therefore evident tlint the mere agency of heat cannot In* depend ill upon for the d<trucliou of the germ* or corpuscles attached to the clothing of persons who have suffered from any con tagions disease. The necessity for a change in opinion regarding tin power of chlorine gas to accomplish this pur pose is urged in a recent report of the New York Board of Health on the dii mfcction of clothing and bedding, nml sulphurous acid gas prepared lev hurtl ing sulphur for the disinfection of rooms. The latter substance, especially, seems to have tlic power of utterly destroying the germs of sinnll-pox, while chlorine frequently fail* altogether, or only ac complishes the object in an impcrf<>ct manner. A SntouiAJt CASE.— A voting, hand some, and well-dressed lndy appeared nt the county jail in ("hiengo, with n license and a justice of the peace, and insisted on lieing married to a notorious hotel thief, who is awaiting trial which will undoubtedly result in a five years' sen tence to the penitentiary. The woman belongs to a wealthy and respectable family of Cliieago, who are in great dia trraa on account of the infatuation of their daughter for the thief. The mar riage ceremony w*s i>erf<>rmed and the nffef returned to ra* cell. A COCNTXARI'ITCR DROWNEN.-G. Tyler, with another notorious counterfeiter of Fort Wayne, was discovered by t wo United States defectives near Wellsville, Ohio, on the river bank. Tyler drew a revolver sml fired a hall through the coat ot one of the officers. The officer returned the tire, sh Kiting -nc man through the hand. Tyler then made for the river, jumped in and was drowned, leaving on the hank his coat, which contained §l.lOO counterfeit twenties, legal tenders. The other man fled to the hills. A new style of linen collar is composed of small points, trimmed with narrow fluted lose and jabot to mutch- (IN THE WINIiH OF THE SMS O. 1 do not think I ever felt prouder in my Ills than I did one morning wbU Mr. Job I'. Slopger, our locomotive " boss," accosted me as I waa niakiug ready the •• Mllwaukie" to lake the through train westward " Well, George, heard the newsf tineas not, elif You aiu\gol to ruu tbia route again." I turned pale, Raring 1 had got into Mime scrape; but I only aaid— " Why, sir f" "Why!" be repeated, smiling at my seared loka—" l*caue you're put up in Abel's place. You feel kinder apry, 1 reckon I' 1 did indeed few! " kinder spry," for Ahel, a first rate haud, had Just been pro muted, with a handsome tltmceur ; for gal luut conduct upou a oeitaiu occasion. I was his companion upon that occasion; and as the adventure was the cause of my being made aw engine-driver, I will, with your permission, proceed to relate it with out further preface. Boon attar uiy. ar rival in the Mates, I succeeded ID obtain ing a situation as fireman uu one of the trunk linea After a time 1 became asso ciated with Ahel blorer, who had the reputation of a first-class engine-driver, though he wa, to my taste, a little too reckless, ami when "in liquor" nothing daunted him. Prom Abel, f heard many tale* respecting the encounters he hail had with "while Injuns," a* he demoni -1 listed certain filibusteringgentlemen, who i bad a playful habit of disguising them selves as Indiana, ami carrying off any : •pecks of ammunition contained in the wagons. At times, indeed, I believe they did not hesitate to commit the most dread | ful outrages under the guise of the war j .int. One morning, about tiro months after my having been appointed " fireman." we got order* to take a train down to Lan dervitle. Abel was, accordingly, in great I hopes of shooting some "Injun*," and provided himself with a quantity of am munition for hi* sis-shooter. I, more sceptical, neglected this precaution. We started, however, having a quantity ot jeeir in bote*, some valuable stores, and s uiiled cargo of " notions" in oorcharge. We had received instruction* to shunt at Hunknin city fur a faster train with pas sengers ; and then (If it had not previously run Into u*l t> assist it up the steep incline at that place, our train being subsequently helped np by another locomotive. We arrived at Bunkum, siding in safety about five o'clock, aud hearing nothing ot the following train, replenished the en gine. and then proceeded to look for some food for ourselves. We pitched uixm a small "store," where we managed to procure food, and some of the moat fiery stuff (miscalled whisky) that I aver lasted. Abel drank it greedily, however, while I devoted myself to the food. We were on the eve of departure a* two rough-looking fellows en ten* I, and demanded "liquor," " taking stock" of us as they swaggered about. Seeing that Abel was becoming more intoxicated, and recollecting that the passenger train must be due. 1 at tempted to remove him, hut one ot the strangers, stepping forward, requeeted ua to "liquor up" before we started. Abe rrnntt-u a drunken assent, and I, not dar ing to refuse, sat down while the "drink" was b*iog prepared. During the concoc tion (>f the " reviu-r," Abel kept wander ing aimlessly about, swaying recklessly against the tab]?*, and w hen the glass was at length presented for my acceptance, he lurched heavily against the stranger. Crash went the tumbler upon the floor, while, amid a volley of curses, 1 dragged the offend. r from the bouse, and managed to regain the engine unmolested. Anticipating we should he followed, I kept Abel's revolver ia readiness, but after a timo 1 noticed two figure* proceeding in the direction of some log huts, which lay some distance down the fine upon the left. As the strangers disappeared over the brow of the hill, 1 turned tny attention to Ahel. To my astonishment, he responded to rn * tirt adjuration* by saying, a* he gained a Bitting posture—" I Urn them cueeee, here they gone right away t" For a moment 1 atared in speechless surprise. Why, I thought you were drunk." I cried at length. " Drunk!" he echoed; " those fellow* would have had you on your back in a coon's jump hut for me. 1 know them, the 'lrjun thieve*,' they're after our •oeeic. tny l*y. a* atire a shootln', bet I'll tail 'ein the varmint a. Which is the specie wagon F' " Number eight," i replied, wondering ly. -Off with it, and tackle it on to the paasuigira' train." cried Abe), excitedly; " Well 8* their flints yet, by gosh!" So we set to work with a will, but while we were uncoupling the wagon the other train arrived. Abel communicated his siispicifiita to the conductor, ami in a few moment* the specie was safely included among the passenger cuff. JJy this lime the evening wa* closing in, and we iiad placed the train on the aiding at the top of Uie incline, to clear the track lor the passengers, 1 began to hoi* that our fears of an attack were groundless. We ran down again with steam on, to getin the rear of the pas&enger train, and the other engine followed at a little dis tance. A* our engine neared the points, lust beyond the log hnta 1 have mentioned, several figure* rose from their conceal incut. Without warning of any kind they ticJibcruloiy tired at the engines as they passed. Surprise, more than fear, kept us for a moment Inactive. But Abel quickly recovered himself. Shouting to me to lie ddw'n, he discharged two barrels at the nearest of our assailants. With a groan, he fell dead in his tracks. In a lew seconds we had run out of range, but those upon the other engine were less fortunate. Unarmed a they were. the driver and fireman could make no remittance, and we, at well as the (>*.. mongers, who were now turning out their assistance, were obliged to remain passive t(>ortators. The poor fellows were tumbled off the engine by their assailant*, whose intention to aeiae the specie was now evident. Hut in thia way they were foiled. Some of the pas sengers, having got within range, bad by this time commenced a pretty hot fire against the 14 fUihnatgra," wbo "n* found themselves in a tlx, aa Alwl, reversing his engine, returned to the attack. Their position thus Incoming untenable tbey started their engine, and ran quickly out of the range of the passengers" fire.' But Nemesis was behind them. Abel, tiering their manoeuvre, turned on full pressure, and swore he'd shoot them ere he slept. Now commenced the most extraordinary chase 1 ever heard of. The engine in front had a start of about half a mile, hut we had greater power, and understood the management of the machine. Both locomotives wcte well supplied with wood and water. One of our opponents attempted to jump off as speed was for n moment slackened, but he was hurled upon the line a bleeding ma*. His terrible fate deterred his companions, who increased their distance and disappeared over the brow of the hill. We followed, going at a terrible rate, bumping and oscillating to such a degree upon the uneven track that I fancied we should run off the line. VCe kept oiu course, however, gaining slightly for a time, Abel taking every opportunity of sending a bullet through the weather board of the retreating engine. As the excitement cooled a little, I for the first time discovered that I had been e hit." A trickling of blood from a wound in my arm, and a numb sensation, were anything but agreeable. A rough band age stopped the bleeding, and we were then at liberty to observe the chase onoe more Daiknesa rain on, yet there waa no token of any abalvtm-tit i 4 the speed, nor any apparent change in our relatire positiona. Occasionally a defiant whittle was bwne back to us, but atill on we swept through fhe night. Suddenly the red glow utw>n the track in front eoemcd to •top. We neared it rapidly. "Dive!" roaied Abel, juat In time, Aa ho spoke two abota came wbluing through the glass in fiont, and fell harmless Irani the iron plate behind us. **A 'sLava* that!" laughed my com panion, " but I'll be quits." Aa be apokv lie got out npon the frame, and told me to He ocwAac/. '• What on earth are you aboutt " Ilia reply made me shudder. " Cm going to kill them on that engin'; good-bye, friend." lie waa gone—creep ing over the wheel-casing* to the buffi r beam. Now determined to win, 1 employed every means to do ao. W were surely gaining. Another log upon the already roaring furnace. The valves discharged a cloud of biasing steam, but on 1 Went hurrying to destruction. In a few momenta more the engines were almost touching; another shot, but no harm done. We bumped!—a grinding noise was heard, than aaotbar bump. "Hurrah," 1 cried, or rather tried Utery. for my lluoat was so parched tliat I eouid scarcely utter a sound, and, regardh-s* of risk, was about to ioin Abel, when a shrill noise arose beneath as, and the other en gine shot into the dark near ahead of us. With an oath t shot off the steam, (fur ther progress I knew was iiupoeaibie with the heated machinery,! and ahouted to Abel. A• soon as I oonid pall up 1 jumped ->ff and ran to the front. Abel bad dis appeared! Gracious heaven! had he lalien when the engiuos touched 1 I be gan to fear the worst, and to call wildly in the vain hope that he wight hear, but the whisja-r of th wind waa the only reply. It vraa impossible that be could have gained the footplate of the other locomotive and eecapcd instant death; had he fallen the engine would have killad him. Thus I argued, and after a time mechanically filled a pipe, and took the Lttip behind to oil the cranks. look ing at iny watch. 1 fuagd we had been running thirty minutes, and at such a pace 1 knew the up mail w&s not far dis tant, and that Lanucrvilie >• <saiy a Rw miles off Bo I ran gently ahead again, and had not proceeded far when a sudden "lift" of the engine nearly thri-w ine down. I stopped and descended At the side of the tpak lay a body horribly dis figured. The oowcatcher had struck him. and dragged him along. An indefinable sensation of tear look possession of me. Was this Abel after all t It was too awful; I managed, however. to turn the corps* upon its back. The features were indistingnUlutbie, bat all doubt was'apeedily set at rest; for by my lantern's light I recognized Abel's cap tightly clasped in the dead mah's band. I daggered agaiuet the engine. ami now ih etnu-weni vu all over, eobbd tike I a child. The pageeagvra in the train we ha>l lift, the up mail, ail were forgotten, until 1 had rercrenUjr placed the bod* ii.on the engine. The alienee waa tern | hie. ! peraeverrd till I had covered the remain* of raj poor mate a* well a* poa dble; and u I aat down npon the rngine rait, I fancied I heard the ditant rattle <>f an approaching train- I roue and lis tened intentiy. Altera panae, a whittle long, though very faint, broke the atiU oeaa. I Mood ready to run if occaaiun •iemanded it, when again the whittle ruae, lint time load and clear, and after dying away Into a long, wailing aound, tudden ly ended in three tharp. quick notes. Mr heart leaped to my throat—this was Abel Storer'a signal. With trembling fingers I replied. In a few momenta a dark object loomed up in front, ami Abel'a " hallo " waa ringing in my ear*. In two aeconda more I wa be side him. " Don't ring a man'a arm off," he cried, "I'm rather done." M Good heavens! how did yon escape! " I said. " I'd a toughish bout of it," Abel re plied, " but by godi. Tve won." " I fancied yon were ahot," said 1: look here," taking him to hia own engine I showed him the body which still lay there in all it* ghastly reality. •• rhot," he laughed in no way affected by the eight, "no sir ; that's the coon I pipped in the skull; lie grabbed my cap too, I may * well have it agin', 1 gneaa. So aayiug, he released the dnsty head forering (rota bis late antagonist's grasp, and calmly bru*h<ng it oontinued—"Yew yon see, when the engints closed I leaped on the Wen, and priltcd this tot low at once—didn t von hear the shot! " I mid I had beard a no-'sc. but fancied it was a steam-pipe that had given away. "No." he said, "that wasmyflrst fire* These Injuns had but one 'derrick" be tween them, and this fellow waa about to use it in my tavor, but 1 luckily slopped that- The other tried a knife on my skin, but lie was soon plugged. Then 1 had to go to I.amlrvillvc to give information, and was returning for you when I saw vonr head lamp and whistled accordia'— that's all!" 44 I* the ofher nnfortunate maa dead f" I 1 a*ke<l. -Not he," replied Abel, "I only shot him in the shoulder—but hell lose his arm. I reckon. We'd better 1* goibgand seeing about the passenger# now, 1 think." We then coupled the engines, and leav ing the dead undisturbed on one. mounted the other. On arriving at Bunkum city we told our tale, to which the mangled body of the filibuster bore additional testi mony, and after a detention of rather more than an hour the passenger* awe despatched on their journey. I'pon our return to headquarters we were specially thanked, and otherwise more substantially rewarded. A I*l was promoted to a more comfortable and permanent berth in New York city, while I was made an engine driver, with the highest scale of pay, in his stead. What bofel me in my new appointment, my rsadera may perhaps be informed upon a future opportunity. STrnxxTs' Drain. Recently, says a correspondent writing from Heidelberg, Germany, I saw four duels. Kach pair fought for a quarter of an hour, unless the doctor declared one of them too badly hurt to fight it ont for that length of time, when, of eonrse, the opposite party waa declared victor. When a student got cut, the students all walked up and examined it in the most unconcerned manner possible. The director wrote down in hia book how long a out it was, and alio how deep it was (the longer and deeper it was the more the suflewr was thought of) ; aud the doctor washed it ont and sewed it up, and the duel con tinued, unless the student that was eut was unable to do so, when he was deelnred to be the loser ; and tba next duel went on in the same manner. All this reminded me very much of a barbershop, with the barber culling out "Nextl" when his chair is empty. I can assure yon it is disgusting, aud I went away with more contempt for the Heidelberg Corps Stu dents and their duels than ever. An lowa paper reeommsnda a man to office because, it says, " he takes an open drink without clasping all four of his fingers about the glass." That man is a curiosity in lowa. A new style of belt for ladies is Of black silk elaborately embroidered with jet beads and a large jet buckle at one side of it. TERMS : Two Dollars a Year, in Advance. tlermaa fitadeata' Berts. The bouse which tbe Garmta students ot Heidelberg use for tbafr duels says a roniwjxinileni, attested a short di.tancs out of town, sad whan a dual going on, sentinels am placed oummonlcaong from tbs house to tbe team; but this is entirely unneceassiy, for, although tbe duels are against tbs law. yet tkejr art winked at by the authorities; In fact, tbe inhabitants tre rsther proud of Ibem than otherwise, and arotlfi be wry tony if thry warn pat a stop to. Tbe student who took roe to ft* the duels and myself started at atom* ha!f-pet 10 to the morning awd walked for about fifteen mlnotra. Wo arrtvtd at the ; house and, after istmMm me to all bU rurps, we sat 'town by a table and talked and drank beer, and waited tor tha dual te commence. The durU are trr-aiiaed so that them are duels en three days of a wsek, whether a 1 provocation i given or not. The way ot it is this ; The director of the duels takrn tbe ntme* of the member* of ttieeorp* to • regular order, sod pain them off, and they j arc euapeUed to fight, although tbey amy he tbe rwy Uvt friends to the world, er [wrbsps even relstkius. So you see that wkm a fellow gum tote one of those corps ' be is compelled to fight, although be may I be a vcrr peaceable fellow; for, as I said before, they dont wait tor a provocation, but tight any siay. The sword* that tbey fight with ale wade of a long ar.d vely 1 bin piece of .uei, which bends very easily and is as sharp at a rater, so that the least touch leaves a mark. The students her* tre cut horribly, and soma of tbem are really disgusting to look at, their faom art so frightfully scarred. The bead is tip part of the body aimed at, and u, in fact, , the only part that can be bit, tor the apper part of the body is padded ao thickly tost the sword cannot cat tbrtesgt the padding. When fighting tbe sword is held ever the head in such a manner that instead ef sticking It slashes; tnd the aysa being ' protected by large iron spectacle#, It w very seldom If ever that a teal injury j occurs, further than cutting up thair Omm. and that doesn't last lung, for the wound soon heals up and lea vis a scar, which the students are very proud of; in fact, they don't think very much of a lellow unlet* be ha* at least one sear.' Tbe torgcteorps student tlmt erer p- I nested in Heidelberg was aa American. Who came here an averagewtord man, and went away something to behold, and havw , ing tbe honor of being tbe beat drinker, ; and also tbe beat durlhrf in Heidelbtqp He fought something like a hendredduels and never p.t defeated till nearly the last one he fought, when he got hk t. i*ealmost rat off; but, noehing dsatrtod, be stopped up to bis adversary, bidding his now on with his hand, and challenged him to another di*l which was accepted. They fought, and the indomitable American, the hero of a hundred duds, came out ahead, to the gratification of all hit admir ing friends. He is roustdm-d to have been tbe greatest man in Heidelberg (which be cittjiulv was aa regards sine), and his name wtU probably be handed down fmoa, genet at Km to generation, and looked up to a something superior, something almost immotul, by the studratc. A Had Story. An English correspondent, in refer ring to the laborers' revolt in the eoon try. given tbe following among other in stance* of the condition of the Agricul tural Laborers there : •' A abort tune ago a letter cune to mo front Buckinghsmpabire, asking if something could not be done to draw at tention to the condition of tbe farm-lxiya m thai county. A poor boy named Geo. Knibba, tbe letter said, wm found dead on the roadside on a culd, biting morn ing in March, 1870. He was only nine rears old, and bad been at work three veers for a farmer at Beckharopstoad. The only witness was a fellow-laborer, a little boy ekvwn years old. They were sent oat in tbe morning of an Inclement ■lay to drive in heifers to the town of Window, a jonrney of erven or eight mile*. The youngest child wanted to take some food arith bim, as it was sup poeed he had had no breakfast, bat the farmer told thmn tbey noed take no food an they would be home by ek-ven o'clock. A journey of sixteen miiea, and to drive six heifers half the distance, sras too much for the poor things Rain and deet fell on the joeruey. They deliv ered the cattle at a public house in Wilt alow. where they were directed. Thay got half a pint of beer with three pen i nv-worth of brandv in it to warm them, i which tiieg drank between them. Thev did not veuture to ask for food, and none was given. They trudged a mile ;or two on their way lock, when the ! yonnpe-t said he wonld go to bit Aunt Kaunas, and tbe elcren-Tisir-old boy went on and got home cold and wto. The poor lad Knibba fell on his faoe. and was found some bouts afterward, when be had i>cen long dead. The poor (ather wandered about at night fffftarrive o'clock, looking for hi. boy, and sat up for him til! two dVlook In the mem- I inf. Hext day he found out wheae the body of hit son had been taken. The letter I received informed me that the farmer who employed the poor man slop ped out of hia wages the time employed iu looking tor hia dead child. 1 bis is only a fair illustration of tho condition of and dependence in which the gTcntot portion of tbe Ihieltinghamp ahtrt laborer* really a*e. The JlfrofepA baa begun to eaamhre hito the condition of tho'Seoteh agriewltora) lalmrer. The Scotch field is a fruitful one. Yarning is oarried out mora aeicntiticmy tliefe, as a rule, than in England, bit the con dition of (ho patient lalioier erpially needs revising there. The conservative Olvbt reports that the wages of agricul tmul laborer* arc a'vmt to be raised all t over the country. Public opinion is a ceiernting the force of agitation. Wages In *a-s.ichnM tti. The facte developed by the Massachu setts Bureau of Statist ic of will tie road with intorcst at thia (saw by all The Boreao mem to have dyne their work veil Information taWulative rela tive to the earning*, Jc-, of man engaged in the fisheries, priucipoUj on the Grand Ranks, along ehore, and in the bay of St. Lawrence, show the following, for in stance. A vessel of forty to 115 tona, costing 96,000 to 810,000, absent from four to six montha on the Banka of Newfoundland, will earn SB<SO, the small est earnings being S3OO. Taking twen ty-five separate cases the average earn ings i>er year is $483. The highest aver age earnings embrace the largest number of persous engaged in the business, as there is a uniformity of ah&re to the lar gest number of fishermen, the small shares belonging to the green hands, Ac. Referring to the work of women, illus trations are given of oooks, chamber maids, kitchen and table-girls, in some ten of the the leading counties of the State with the following result. It must be understood that in these cases boded is included, and the figures given are an average of all those cases looked into by the bureau:—Cooks, 8.85; Chamber maids, 84.54; Kitchen girls, 2 98; Table girls, 84.74; Average hours of labor per week, 6o; General average earnings per year, $274,56. Says the Washington Star: "The latest thing in spring hats for young la dies is to have the rim so bent and erumpled as to be suggestive of a late sapper, an over-portion of champagne and a general musauw* Jaunty, bat not judicious, " r4* an* ftaMUMSB By* mow original nation flmn rttt <*ta'eot. In Council Bluff* to ** •crap* of ]*!*r in the streets, , AU Uo liftbt Armc* *ra looped with Mf< UUA fckftfows with long end". , Twentj-fottr orphan* WTOnrhufitim, lon*, mourn tlte deecjwie of one and the nam* father. -- J I An Australian has* of an emerald and a Owouowl f* consider* hi* tight prieeksa; ' **9 A woman named Jaydi'-'Utel*n Wa bash, IU., at 1 * of W- "be came nur being Joy foiwvor. • - .i The feather edged W pbte • rarr much nawl tkU tetettk tor tittfc# '• neckties and bonnet Hnflgn -1 A Detroit man keeping tame foxae sines be tost aeveo prise fowl* which eoat him eight do!lary*fh. The newest thing in !?*[ booto, to to bare itnh instead of button*, which prevents their breaking #ling off. By the use of machinery hi Seated with in the past twerfty y<-u*„the imsxem boy can often do the worfcof ten ordina rj lufti. • Come Into the Tardea, Maid," to the way in which mnml mamma* urge their daughters to try on their new eaboo ifim sw i Be thou whaf thon singularly art, and personate only thyself: Stom smoothly in the stream of ory nature and lira hot 00a miff „ 4 An inrantire Kentucky freed woman has done away arith h# nidhopoliea for erer by hai !uuj.' 1 a bwxrihaf kw fihickenn under a stove. 4 < Tbe strawberry season In Southern lUn<i torn "Jjened apple*, j **dbs. peara, cherries snffir**pes n* er promised batter. A Minnesota woman torn invented a tan to be attached to a sewtng-maehia and put to motion by the name powar, it is said Dio Lewis Ikb written | book on diraa tiuo, which to dedicates to those of hw countryman who are aD gone in the pit of the atowask. The unfavorable season baa asased a great faihng off to than rod actios of maple sugar and syrup. Tha quality of the crop, too, to very inferior. Human nature is the asms ererywfcere. It it remarked in Saw Yorto thai horns car conductors on six-eents Unas refuse to sißliatc with their fire-ranta brothers. NO. 24. The Swedish g*vrnmMtoffe a prtee for aneeaay *n the beat mean# of p kue* a atop to the rapid toraaaigemigratio of the rural | o; uiatioa fronj tUt aettn try. Ihc true motives of oar actions, like tbe reed pipes of an, organ, are usually concealed; but the and hollow pretext la pompously placed in front for show. , An India* a paper hps Um "andal t Owetwbiirg, Grt- n Conply, shipped 130 barrels of whiskey to KeotMty lart w*. to be manufactured into seventy-year-old Bourbon. Tbe proeearwill oocupT about ttkoan. f, 1 It is aeid thai persons affected try the ooneomm of a stroke of %btiag can be saved in most cases by reactionary rem*- dim, audi aa the rapid* tAing of cold wafer over the victim, and the applicaaon of friction. The Young Moo's Christian room at Cincinnati are fined np wfttoan " amoee ment room," hi which ample apace is given to the playing of etoqpret, a game which is nightly penned to the West jMgmiaasbk hour. , ', . A little ux year old nm & Mr. Weber of Sand winh, niinoM, is almost an expert and denoted it safely hit left optic wrnioat pretiouapractice. . "la the spirit of Israel Tptnam deed?" 'rathe way in which a Shawm-ctowa (IU.) paper calls upon the rmoents to riee xnd alanghter the wolf which has dia phved abnormal activity fn competing with them in the raiaing Ot mutton. Ornndy Owmty. loam. Bias more large farm* than any wtbanesufrty ie the State. One man bas a farm of AOOO acres, an other ol 1.010 acres, anoSfcrr of 1,380, another of 1.300, and several other* of 1, to haoO manw. Tbctw are thirtydlvr tbooa nd deaf and dumb person* in the Unftm) Stotee; and fortv-fi.ur inotituticma.for |heir educa tion*. each containing op an average about one hundred and fifty papil*, near ly all supported by the State govern ments. A clergyman, having made several at tempts to reform a profligate, was at length repulsed arith "It i* all in vain, doctor, vu cannot grit me to change my religion'" "I do not want that, ' ra pUedthe good man. " I wish rehgkm to change you." 1 Adulterated ooffec oaa beesaily detec ted. even if the teste m not a rare index. U ; tea-spoonful of genuine ground oof fee be thrown into a thmWlcrful of dd water, it still fiod boon the surface. Substances used in adulterating coffee will sink at once. The committee of the Mfine Editor*' and Publishers' Association, to whom was entrusted the matter of making ar rangements for tbe annual excursion, have decided on July 9 as the day .of de parture from Portland, and' Mount Des ert aa tha " objective point 'of the ex pedition. * . , Women in Austria perform the duties of bricklayer* laWect, 4w ** earn iug htxU of mortar d bsaketa of bride up high ladder*. More than thin, thev dig and wheel barrows of " bulla*#** idaiort aa uimblv as khefmen. Tbey ehor wood, thev carry water, they off * to black vour boots in the street, and perform mauy other little offices, which, Soordiug to our notion*, do not and ould not come under the denomina- - tioß of " women's work." The CBTor*Ationsh*u? t Baden. The central attraction of Batten is, o coarse, the Conversatipnshans ; so call ed, I prevura e. because JIQ one is expect ed to speak there exceut in a whisper. Why a gambling hall should be styled I a conversation-house is beyond conjec ture. The name must be the result of some Teutonic v:\gary in which irony was uppermost. The Con vernation shams containa a number of drawing, dining, I reading, concert, and gaming rooms, all elaborately gilded and frescoed and luxuriously furnished—immense mirrors on the walls reflecting every form and hoe. The gambling saloons, opening Into each other, usually have six roulette and rouge-et-noir (trentewt-quaraato tables, at which all the gambling is done) They are open from an early hour of the morning to midnight, but. the playing does not begin until eleven o'clock in the forenoon, and does not end until eleven in the evening. Thfe place is as public as Broiulw.lv or City* Hall Park. Everv body goes in and gies out, bets or beta not, just as he pleases. There Is no one to question or interrupt, to invite or discourage, any respectably dressed or decently behaving stranger, who from curiosity, inclination, or any other mo tive, mav see fit to enter. If he carry a cane or umbrella, or wish to kaye his hat—hats are not worn at the ahrine of the fickle goddess-he will find in a sort of vestibule very polite lackeys, in livery much resembling a court costume, who will beniguantly inform him that it is contrary te the rules of the Direction to take either of those articles, or go cover ed, into the charmed presence of the challengers of fortune. These bedizened servants are stationed in all the saloons, ready and anxious to do any* one's bid ding*, with the expectation, of course, of receiving certain donceurs for their trouble. They are the most obedient and obsequious of underlings ; they will do any thing the mysterious Direction allows -and it is far from narrow on Host subjects—in the promptest .<* most satisfactory manner. Ihe Dir* *, tion pays a license of about 870,u0U a year, and defrays, moreover, si! the ex penses of the establishment, amounting to as much more—which shows that the l basin ess is at least profitable,— Har p*r's Mngazmr.