The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, February 05, 1874, Image 1

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Her love Its huh * toidh as?.
HI kaowstli how to chid>,
Rnt '• no pnr vnno# to ohor
Rhe we* in her guide.
Hie froan doth hurt hot to the heart.
Tot the would not rehol;
Rhs could not ooe't wore they apart -
Ho the doth love it well.
The mntic of hie rot.v CM loo*
Xtnght ia ito otemoet change :
Then, though he chide, the cannot chxve
Her loving to oetrange
'* Re Good to Yourself."
" ftood-hy the driver taid.
At the ouch went off is > • liirl 1
And the cotchiuan tovnl hit hstiiWoius head—
"Mr fotxi to yowotcf/•" -my girl
Ah many a fond good-hy have I heard.
From many an aching heart;
Ami many a friendly farewell word.
When etrangem tome to pari;
Ami I've heard a thoueaml merry qwip*.
And many a eeneeloM joke j
And many a fervent prayer from lipa
That all a-tremhle eiwke;
And many a hit of good advice.
In emooth. phraee ;
And many t wi*k huW )wtoc -
For health .
Rut how the human xml,
oate'er the fates may will,
UiU aaeaamwe by it* telf-coeUMl,
It* greatest good or til.
Of bantdie*ions. I protest.
Htd many a thi mig pearl.
I like the merry coachman * best—
"Be good to yourseU my gul!"
Joast G, Saxr.
The clear, vivid sunshine of * Sep
tember day was s.lniuuc, like sheaves of
jeweled arrows, into Cecile Montpen
auer'a spacious drawing room.
It was a handsome apartment, fur
nished in lilac and gold. Lilao ia a
" trying " ec'or to moat faces, however
lair and youthful. bat CWUe Montpen
aier knew that she conld safely stir
round herself with its soft, illusive
For Cecile'* complexion, fair and del
icate as s pink japonica, was perfection
in its waxen bloom, and her hair, a deep
brownish gold, waved into natnnu
curia and ripples upon her transparent
tqmples. Her eyes were the deep, lim
pid violet, that almost verges oa black,
almond shaped, and with long thick
lashes, and her mouth, red and melting,
like dewy coral, had but one fault—it
Was almost too full, and seer let.
Richmond Cheswiek gazed down at
the languid beauty with a look of en
thusiastic admiration, which it was im
possible to misconstrue. How lovely
she was, as she a&t there, with his moth
erless little one in her arms, shower
ing kisses ou Willie's golden hair, :ind
lisping pretty caressing sentence, of
'■ baby-talk " to the four-year-old cb Id.
" I do think he is the most beanUfn!
creature I ever saw in my life !** she ex
claimed, looking up into Mr. Ches-
wick's face, with the deep eyes ail soft
and sparkling, and the coral bps apart,
just disclosing a row of tiny pearls with
in. "I love him so dearly 1"
Ordinarily Richmond Cheswiek was a
cool,'composed sort of personage, as
little inclined as any man to act sudden
ly, and without deliberation—bnt we
are all infatuated, at one period or an
other of oar lives, and Cecile Montpen
sier's rare beauty would have maddened
almost any one.
w " Cecile !" he xdaimed, suddenly,
•' do yon love him well enough to be
hie mother T Do you love f well
enough to share life's lot with me ? For
I feel that you have taken my heart
captive, and I never can be happy with
any one else ! Cecile, apeak to me—do
not keep me in snspense I"
The roses erep over Cecile's satin
check in soft pink billows of bloom, as
she bent her head in charming confu
sion ; it would have taken a wiser man
than Richmond Cheswiek, to know that
this was the very consumation she had
expected, and been maneuvering for,
daring the last six months.
She had triumphed at last—and when
he went away leading unconscious little
"Willie, who thought " papa stayed a
long time," Miss Montpensier was Rich
mood Cheswick's promised wife.
" There, nurse, take the little fellow
np-stairs far his sleep," he said, aa he
sat down in the big easy chair opposite
the glowing fire of anthracite coal, in
bis handsomely appointed library, and
l>egau to contemplate the new and
daixling future opening to his mind's
What a regal Mrs. " Cheswiek" Cecile
would make. His first wife, Willie's
mother, true and loving as wife could
be, bat utterly ignorant of all those pol
ished graces and acquired amenities
that made Oeeile so attractive. And
when she lav upon her death-bed, she
had said to him :
" Dear Richmond, if ever you should
marry again "
He' had interrupted her with words of
passionate protest—she held np her
slender finger with a plaintive, moon
light sort of smile.
" Hear me out, my husband. If ever
you should marry again—and you are so
young that I think it more than likely
you will—l have only one favor to beg
of yon. Do not give Willie into a step
mother's cam. Bend him to my home
in the fresh, pure country; my sister
will gladly assume all the charge of
him, and 1 shall rest more quietly in
my grave. Will yqa but promise me
Blinded with tears, Richmond Ches
wiek haji promised, and so Janet had
died, calmly, with her little sleeping boy
l-i&sped closely to her breast.
But now he was going deliberately to
break this solemn compact with the
" I cannot spare the merry, loving
little fellow," he thought. "He is too
close to my heart; if Willie were gone,
half the sunshine would perish oat of
my daily life, and Ceoile i* so devotedly
attached to him, also. If Janet ooula
have known Cecile, she wonld never
have wanted to send the boy away."
And then, he thonght, with a thrill,
very nearly approaching to disgust,how
plain and liomespnn Hetty Bryan was—
the Hetty the old people had wanted
niai to mariy, when poor Janet died.
What a contrast she was to royal Cecile
Meanwhile, old Jndge Montpensier
rubbed hia wrinkled white hands, and
chuckled gleefully.
" It's a good thing yon've canght the
rich widower at lost, Cecile," he said,
in his fat, hnsky whisper. "We couldn't
have stood it mnch longer—tbe funds
were giving away dnsedly fast Yoa
have rather a genius for spending
money, young lady; it's well you're
likely to have plenty of it for the
Bo there was a grand wedding in
fashionable society, with show of satin
and glimmer of pearls and orange blos
soms, and an interminable train of
bridesmaids, and Richmand Cheswick
married Cecile Montpensier in a great
kaleidoscopic church, and took her to
the home where blue-eyed Janet, for
eighteen short months, had fancied
herself in ait earthly paradise. And all
thai autumn, Mrs. Richmond Cheswick
rneved, a "bright particular star,"
♦ hrough the charmed circles of the
great metropolis, fondled Willie, with
sweet, artificial smiles, and persuaded
her admiring husband that she was the
vary model of a devoted wife.
Down at the old country home the
news came like a thunderbolt.
" Richmond haa married again," said
old Mr. Bryan, with a sigh, as he closed
the letter announcing to him the im
portant fact, " a Miss Montpensier of
New York."'
His daughter Hetty looked np from
her sewing with a start.
" Married again 1 And Willie J Ob,
father, I must go for Willie at onoe I"
FRED. KURTZ. Kditorand "Proprietor.
VOL. Ml.
" No, child, no," said the old man.
" Richmond wants to keep him : he
says that even Janet would have been
satisfied with his new wife's fondness
for the little fellow."
"Yes, but fsther," pleaded Hetty,
" Jauet herself said we were to have
\iitn in case cf "
! " I know, Hetty; but, after all, the
father tins the first right, and tuaylie he
knows best what is well for the ehiht.
We'll wait patiently—perhaps the flue
; new step-mother.will get tired of her
little toy, after awhile."
Hetty bit her lip, but there wu no
alternative save submission and pa
"1 have ba*l news for you, Cecile,"
said Mr. Cheawick, entering hia wife's
drawing room, one rainy evening in
mid-January, where, in the most grace
ful of attitudes, she was reclining on a
sofa, languidly turning over the leaves
of s fashionable novel; " I shall be
obliged to leave town to-morrow, for an
absence of two months in the West."
" Richmond ! surely I may accompany
you ?"
The grieved quiver of the ripe mouth
was admirably simulated—the trans
parent eyelids drooped. What an act
ress Cecile Cheswiek would have tumlc !
"Nay, dearest, don't fret," soothed
her husband, tenderly, " the time will
pass away, almost ere we are aware of it,
and my way lies among rude, tiutrodden
wildernesses, where my tropic flower
could never endnre the hardships that
canuot be avoided- Meanwhile, be as
happy and light-hearted as you can. I
shall leave an unlimited credit at the
banker's, and I want you to enjov your
Ceoile's eves sparkled under the
drooping lids ; after all, it would be
rather a relief to be rid, for a while, of
the prosv, middle-aged husband.
But, for all that, she cried, verv
naturally, the next day, when Richmond
Cheswiek took his departure—and then
went, yawning, back to the drawing
room, and rang for iced champagne, and
s chicken's wing, for lunch.
Presently tho door opened, and a
golden Haired little fellow came running
impetuously in.
"Mamma, "Willie so lonely—can Willie
stav here with mannus ?"
Unconsciously the little one hit his
arm against the slender-stemmed glass
of beaded champagne on the table —it
tir.pel over, spilling the contents on
Mrs. Cheswick's morning robe of cherry
colored silk. She bit her scarlet lip,
and gave Willie's ear a sharp, sudden
" No! Go back to your nurse, this
instant, yon bad, troublesome little
For now, during his lather's long
continued absence, Mrs. Cheawick con
sidered it time and trouble thrown away
to court and caress the child whom she
secretly hated.
The boy stood for a moment with
quivering chin, and blue eyes slowly
brimming with tears—too proud to
burst out crying, yet hurt and wounded
in his little spirit beyond all descrip
Mrs. Cheswiek rang the bell sharply
for her nurse—s French woman, who
had been her own maid before her mar
" Liaette, take tkiß child sway "
In vain Willie straggled. Liaette
caught him up in her arms, and carried
him off to the nursery, volubly scolding
ail the way, in broken English, for she,
like most eye-serving domestics, had
caught her cue from the very tones of
her mistress's petulant Toiee.
" You bad, naughty boy ; me shut
vou up in one dark closet where de big
bogie will get you, if you no stop cry
this minute."
And Willie checked himself, in the
midst of a prolonged wail. List-tic's
threats and ghost stories had already
wrought their work ot mischief in his
tender mind.
From tlmt day Mrs. Ch. swiek avoided
her little step-son as ninch as possible ;
if he came into her presence she ordered
him banished st once—she cheeked hia
childish advances with frowns and bit
ter words.
"He is such a little nnisauce," she
•aid, irritably.
While Willie mourned and fretted
over this new and unpleasant state of
" Mamma does not love Willie any
more as she used to do," he sobbed,
hiding his face in the Frenchwoman's
raffled apron. " Oh, Liaette, I wish
papa would come home to love Willie."
"Hash—sh—sh 1" sibilated Liaette,
sharply. "Go off to sleep, or de big
bear will come and carry you off to de
" Hopkins," said Mrs. Cheswiek to
the housekeeper one day, " I want you
to get Willie's room ready for papa and
mamma ; they are coming to stay with
me during Mr. Cheswick's absence."
"Yes, madam," said Mrs. Hopkins,
formally—the new mistress was no
favorite with her; shall I put Master
Willie in tho blue room ?"
" No; I have invited the Misses
Giier to visit me next week, and they
must have the blue room."
" The little oak room, then, ma'am ?"
"Of course not," answered Mrs.
Cheswiek, shortly ; "my brother will
occupy that"
Mrs. Hopkins opened ber eyes.
" But where will Master Willie
sleep ?"
"Oh, anywhere. Put him in that
corner back room, in the third story."
" But, ma'am, that chimney smokes,
and there's no carpet on the floor,
□ugh, the groom, used to sleep there."
"Nonsense—there's no necessity for
a carpet, and what does a child like that
need of a fire ?"
" Indeed, ma'am," said Hopkins,
anxiously; "I couldn't reconcile it to
my duty to master—"
Mrs. Cheswick's eyes sparkled bale
" You are discharged," she Raid,
drawing out her purse. " I tolerate no
servants in this house, who presume to
oppose my will."
And so poor Willie lost his one faith
ful friend.
The evening of Mrs. Cheswick's first
ball proved a brilliant success. The
elegant rooms were thronged—manic,
flowers, and refreshments were alike
saperb. The house was crowded with
gay guests, and Ceoile, in her heavy
white silk, point lace, and diamonds,
looked fair as a Circassian queen.
But almost before the first arrival
was auuonncd, Willie was seized upon
by Lisette.
"Come, leetle boy," she said, "it is
de hour dat you should go to ze bed."
"Can't Willie stay up?" coaxed the
child. " Papa always let Willie stay
and see the people, and hear the music!
Please, Lisette, please!"
But Lisette was merciless, and the
sobbing child was speedily tucked up
in bed, in the dismal " corner back
room," witn the yawning chasm of a
chimney, and the bleak, uncurtained
"Oh, Lisette," wailed the child, "it
is so cold, and Willie's throat does
ache so."
"You are one bad boy," said the
Frenchwoman, threateningly; " you
are always of complain."
" Don't go and leave Willie all alone,
Lisette," pleaded the little fellow,
through his tears. " Willie so 'fraid of
the dark and the cold !"
But Mademoiselle Lisette waa pining
for the more appropriate sphere of the
lighted dressing-rooms and perfumed
stair-cases, and she waa in a hurry U> ad
just her ribbou* and join the other at
teudnut*; to, extinguishing the gat,
she artfully disappeared under oover of
the thick ilarknesa.
" Liaette !" call ml Willie, in a voice
checked by terror. " Liaette 1"
lint there waa no auiawer, only the
whistle of tho wind down the chimney.
The child covered his head with the
bedclothes, while the cold drops oozed
out of hia baby brow. To him every
corner of the room was instinct witii
hobgoblin life and ghostly shadows, and
hia little heart seemed to staud still
within hia breast.
Suddenly a burst of gay music from
the aonoroua wind instrumeute beh>w
sounded like a reassuring patau. Willie
crept ont of bed, scudding down the
stain in his little white uigut-robe like
a hare.
•' Mamma ! mamma !"
For it was Mrs. Che*wick whom he
eucounted, coming tip to her room for
a jeweled cassolette she had forgotten.
"Willie," she said, frowning, "go
back this instant!"
" Willie's fear of the gohlina was even
greater than hia dread of hia step-moth
er ; he clang convulsively to the folds
of her glistening robe#.
"Me so 'fraid, mamma, me so 'fraid!"
With an angry "Pshaw !" Mrs. Chea
wick seized the child's arai, and hur
ried him up stairs once more.
"There," alio uttered, aterulv, "go
to your bed and stay there. t'lf teach
you to make such a scene as this again."
She pushed him roughly into the
room, and closing the door, locked it,
and dropped the key into her pocket.
"He will be safe now, the little
plague!" she muttered. "Liaette la
too useful in tho dressing-rooms to be
spared, and there is no other way of
silencing his noise."
Willie, too much terrified even to
sob, crept shivering in between the
chilled sheets of his bed, and presently
wept himself noislessly into a fevered
sort of slumber,
When he awoke again, two or three
hours later, it waa to the preeeuce of
grim Death.
How little they reckoned, those gay
dancers underneath, that up in the soli
tude and silence of the starless winter
uight, a liUle, lonely creature was
struggling in the mortal agonies of the
destroyer, Croup !
At about one o'clock, a slight bußtle
at the door announced a new and unex
pected arrival. Cecile glided gracefully
forward, then stopped short, in sur
" Richmond !" she cried, ss her eyes
fell on her husband's face.
" Myself, darling. I thought I would
give you a surprise."
He greeted her with a tender caress,
then smilingly turned to receive the
welcomes of the guests, who crowded
around him.
" And now I must run up stairs and
see the boy sn instant."
Cecile turned scarlet, and then very
" I—l will send for him to be brought
to you, Richmond."
" No; there is no use in disturbing
him. I can kiss the dear boy in his
He waa turning awav, when Ceeile
laid her trembling hand on hit arm, to
oheck him.
"He ia not in his nsusl room, Rich
mond," she faltered.
"No ? Where is he, then ? and why
have you changed his sleeping apart
ment ?"
" He ia in the back room of the third
" The back room of the third story!'
Mr. Cheswick's brow involuntarily
Contracted with a sternness which Cecile
had never before seen there—she trem
bled yet more.
" I t is only a temporary arrangement,
Ricumond, while the honse waa full of
company. Htay—l have the key in my
Mr. Cheawick snatched the key from
her hand, and sprang np the stairs, two
steps st a time.
To his surprise and horror, the room
waa dark ana tireless. Where were the
servants ? where waa the child's nurse ?
He rung the bell impetuously: it was
answered by a stout, good-humored
Irish girl, who had many a time stolen
in, st night, roused by Willie's stifled i
sobbings, to soothe him to sleep.
" Lights, here, quick !" ejaenlated
her master. " What does this mean ?
How long has mv boy slept in this
Bridget sought in her apron pocket
for matches.
" Bure, sir, it's goin' on two weeks
now—the madame's father and mother
have his room—and a buruin' shame it
is, bless his dear little heart I He's
been treated worse nor a dog, sir, since
you'vs been gone; it's Eton a cross
word here and a hard push there, from
the madame, and Liaette is no better.
Here's a match, sir—sure it's meself is
glad you've come back to take his
part !"
With hands that trembled nervously,
he scarce knew why, Mr. Cheawick
lighted the gas-jet, sod turned to the
chill, lonely bedside.
" Willie ! my little Willie 1"
But Bridget s shriek rent the silence,
like the cleaving of a knife, as she bent
over the conch.
" He's dead 1 he's dead ! the pretty
boy ! The sainti in heaven have mercy
on our souls ! he's dead !"
" Hush, woman!" shouted the
father, frantically, as he bent his head
close to the pillow. " Willie! my boy !
mv son !"
But no voice of earthly sound should
ever resch those dulled cars again. The
bine eyes were half own, with a glassy
glare; the golden curls were all tangled;
even the tears were frozen, like dia
monds, on the wa*en-whito cheek,while
the little bands, clasped tightly to
gether, told of the mortal struggle by
which life had departed from the tiny
frame. The casket was there, but the
jewel was sparkling otherwhere. Little
Willie had gone home !
Silently, and with compressed lips,
Richmond Cheawick took the child into
his arms ; silently ho descended the
stairs, and, walking into the midst of
the affrighted guests, held the tiny
corpse to Cecile.
" Woman, behold your work !" he
ga*ped in aocenta strangely deep and
stem. " Murderess ! look upon your
victim 1 Aye—look well, for yon will
never behold either him or me again."
With a cry that rose np to the illu
mined oeilings, Cecile Cheawick fell
fainting on the floor.
Richmond kept his word ; he never
looked on the fair, deceitful face of his
wife again.
Supported by a barely sufficient al
lowance, Mrs. Cheawick haunts the
fashionable watering places, a mere
wreck of her former self, while her hus
band lives a solitary life and broods
upon the past. While Willie, perhaps
the happiest of them all, sleeps nnder a
quiet slope in the perfumed shadows of
Greenwood, beneath a marble shaft on
which are cut the simple words :
"f shall g>> to him;, hut he Khali not
return to me."
A young girl in Troy who became ex
asperated with her family, took her re
venge by stealing a shawl that she
might bring them into disgraoe. She
was sent to jail for ten days,
The Highway Robbers' Art.
Ten years ago, says the New York
it rarely occurred that auv per
son unfortunate enough to fall iuto the
liauda of the highway robber eacaped
without suffering serious t>odily iujury.
The favorite plan was to aeixe the vic
tim from behind, and reader him power
less during the process of pursc-rifliug.
Bcores of men have been irreparably in
i jure< Iby such treatment. In every
State the highwayman adopted tins de
vice to fill his pockets. Now, whether
it ia to be credited to ail increase of civ
ilising influences, or U> an advance in
the art of the robber, or to Ixith, we
cannot exactly say ; but whatever the
cause may bej it is a matter for thank
fulness that the skilled highway robber
no longer finds it myicaaarv to add gar
rotting aud murder to the list of his
crimes. Heretofore the New York
thieves were supposed to be the clever
est in the country. Things have
changed very greatly in this ss in other
respects—so greatly, indeed, that the
New Yorkers have not only lost much
of their reputation for cleverness, but
have begun to be considered stupid
bunglers by the outside professionals.
I The highway robberies that have lately
I been committed in the city will certainly
not change this opinion. It ia qnitc
evident that the "great" highwaymen
have been compelled by circumstances
to carry their talents elsewhere. They
have gone to cultivate new fields. Nu
merous evidences of their success have
come to ns from time to time through
the reports in the Western newspapers.
We occasionally hear of the man who
was stopped by s gentleman of the road,
and ordered, on paiu of death, to re
move everything of value from his pock
ets, hand over his revolver, and depart
in peace. We also occasionally hear of
the man who was wise enough to fold
his arms in apparent resignation, while
s gentlemanly new acquaintance de
spoiled him of hie purse, pistols, and
jewelry. Incidents of this character
are often brought to our notioe, but we
never wonder why the victims submit
to be robbed with such good grace.
We attribute it all to the perfection of
the highwavman's art. The golden
dreams which have lured so many am
bitious men to California have not been
without their effect on clever highway
robbers. The fact that those who ac
quire fortunes rapidly are the moat pro
fuse in adorniug themselves with val
uable jewelry, and the moat lavish in
opening their wallets, has not escaped
As a result, we find that Kau Fran
cisco has a large number of artist-high
waymen. These "geutlemen" do not
knock down and beat their victims
within an inch of their lives in order to
gain uhatcver of a portable nature may
be upon their persona : neither do they
draw revolvers aud frighten them into
submission, like their Texsu brothers.
Nothing of the sort. This is how they
work : The victim having been se
lected, is approached by a well-dreaaed
person, who charges him with the com
mission of sn offense that provokes his
anger aud precipitates a quarrel. A
third person promptly nppear* on th<>
scene, goes between the beligereuts,
and in the effort to separate them,
deftly removes the wallet and the watch
and chain from the pockets of the ac
eased. This device may not be alto
gether new, bnt the way in which it is
carried into effect bespeaks the artist,
not the cold-blooded murderer. The
San Franciscans are, therefore, to IM*
cougratulaU-d in having the wont ehiv
slric, as well ss the most finished, high
wsrmen in the United States.
Hydrophobia Cure.
Mr. Morales, the Mexican viee con
sul at Washington has furnished Mayor
Oirand with the following prescription
for the enre of hydrophobia, which ha*
been tried in a great many instances in
Maxico, and never known to fail :
Take the most tender sprouts of the
cotton plant, freah, with leaves and all,
grind tneni well nntil all juice is ex
tracted ; sprinkle it with water to facili
tate the operation; tbe grounded mat
ter must DO pressed hard. Whenever
sufficient quantity of juice is extracted,
in the manner indicated abote, the pa
tient must be compelled to take a strong
dose of it. Those patients who are
fonnd in the very highest stage of the
diaeaae are generally dilatory and re
fuse to take the medicine, but the as
sistant* may recur to other means in
order to obtain the effect desired.
Having suceet-ded in getting tbe pa
tient to take the medicine, it will sure
ly, after great effort* of oonvulsion and
desperation, bring him so that he
gradually commence* to quiet down
nntil he falls asleep, soundly, in which
state, and with great precaution, he
mnst he placed or so arranged that he
lies with perfect ease. When he awa
kens from that rest he feels himself
safe and cured then and thereafter. A
relapse of the same attack ha* at no
time taken place. In times when Ihe
patient shows no symptoms, other than
well-fonnded fears of suffering an at
tack, then there ia no difficulty in ap
plying the medicino to him, and he
willingly takes it.
A Guilty Conscience.
One day as a menagerie was entering
a New England town, and the majestic
elephant marehing at its head was
nesring a particularly muddy creek,
one of the focal deacons was s<en to
burst wildly from the throng of specta
tors, and to fly with streaming locks
and floating coat-tail, uttering wild
apostrophes to "good gosh." of New
England worship, and evidently anxious
to escape anywhere out of ths world.
He was pursued by a committee of se
lectmen, who finally stopped after a
chase of three miles. Then, with tears
of repentance, he unfolded his terrible
story. It seems that, when a boy, he
hod met that identical elephant at a
circus, and given him tobacco instead
of peannts, which the trusting beast
expected. It is a well-known belief of
the small boys that an elephant once
deceived in this way will lay for his de
oeiver tbe rest of his natural life, and
whenever he meets him he will deluge
him with muddy water. Conacience
and this oommon superstition lisd
made the deacon a coward, and he had
fled from the doom of dirty water which
he fancied had finally overtaken him.
What a glorious thing occupation is
for the human heart! Those who work
hard seldom yield to fancied or real
sorrow. When grief sits down, folds its
hands, and mournfully feeds upon it*
own tears, weaving the dim shadows
that a little exertion might sweep away
into a funeral pall, the strong spirit is
shorn of its might, and sorrow becomes
onr master. When tronbles flow upon
yon dark and heavy, toil not with the
torrent; rather seek by ooenpation to
divert the dark waters tliat threaten to
overwhelm you, with a thousand chan
nels which thednties of lifealwayn pre
sent. Before yon dream of it, those
water* will fertilize the present, and
give birtli to fresh flowers, that will be
come pure and holy in the sunshine
which penetrates to the path of dnty in
spite of every obstacle. Grief, after all,
is bnt a selfish feeling, and most selfish
is the man who yields himself to the
indulgence of any passion whioh brings
no joy to hU fellow men.
A Mrange Murder.
Til* ■•> at lit* Kh KIIM bl.
Mallui for M*at|.
The terrible trsgedv enacted iu Jer
sey Citv lias created the utmost excite
ment throughout that sectiou of the
country. Crowds of ouriosity-seekere
gathered about the house, and many
endeavored to gain admittance, but the
afflicted family lial no desire to gratify
a morbid curiosity, lienor none but
relatives and immediate friends of the
tamily were admitted. The house is a
capacious yet unpretentious two-story
building, located on Carteret avenue,
two blocks south of the Newark and
New York Railroad cut, aud is sur
rounded hy half an acre of ground.
The family consisted of Mary E. Free
man, the murdered woman, Joseph N.
Freeman, her elder son and murderer,
Alrnan Freeman, his brother, who is s
well-known physician in Jersey City,
and two daughters. About three years
ago the elder daughter looked with
favor upon the attentions of a young
man named Turner Fronk, but the
girl's family were atrenuouaiv opposed
to the match ou account of the young
man's poverty. The pair were clandes
tinely married, however ; whereat the
Freeman family were very muoh en
raged, and forbade them the house.
Frouk had no occupation, and no means
of support, so that in a abort time the
newly-wedded oouplc were reduced to
extreme destitution, and they decided
to separate, the bride returning to her
jiareut's house on condition that she
should never sec or communicate with
her husband again. About a year ago
Joseph H. Freeman, the husband of
the murdered woman, died, bequeath
ing all his property to his widow, in
order that his son-in-lsw might not de
rive any tmneflt from it. Of late Mrs.
Freeman gradually became reconciled
to her mamed daughter, aud the others
feared that the growing influence of the
latter would have the effect of ingratia
ting her hie-band into her mother s good
graces. It does not transpire that thev
had any reasonable grounds for sncn
fear. Thus matters stood at the time
of the enactment of the tragedy.
After making the demand ou his
mother for £I,OOO, Freeman drew the
pistol from his pocket and threatened
to shoot himself. His mother and
younger sister started to leave the
room, while Mr*. Fronk remained seat
ed in her chair. Just as hia mother
reached the door Freeman pointed the
pistol st her, and, taking deliberate
aim, fired. The hall jiasseJ through
her buck, and penetrated her heart, the
murdered woman falling dead over the
Then followed the murderer'* hasty
exit from the bouse, his frantic bnt an
successful search for a physician, and
his prompt arrest The prisoner was
brought before a Police Joatioe, and
declined to make any statement farther
than lie intended to shoot himself, and
tbe shooting of his mother was acci
Coroner Malisu.of Jersey City, began
his inquest over the remains of Mrs. j
Mary K. Freeman. The prisoner was
present with Norman L. Howe, his
Mr*. Turner Fronk, the married
daughter of the deceased, was the first
witness called to the stand. She was
dreaaed in mourning and cried bitterly
while giving her testimony. Her!
brother, who aat by his counsel, and al
most directly opposite the witness, sat
with hia eyes bent upon the floor, and
all the while that bis sister was upon
the stand he never raised his face to
hers. She was the only one of tbe fam
ily who remained in the room after the
prisoner bad threatened to shoot him
self, and narrated the circumstance* at
tending the shooting, a* already given.
She said, in addition, that her brother
was not of an affectionate disposition,
though he liail never, within her knowl
edge. threatened to take life other than
hi* own. The witness always believed
her brother's mind was unsettled. The
lady concluded her testimony by saving
that she saw her brother draw the pistol
from liis pocket and discharge it at hia
mother from a distance of about three
feet. Mrs. Freeman expired without j
Myra Freeman testified that she.with
her two sister*, was sitting in the room
in which the tragedy happened, when
her brother asked her mother for £2,000.
The mother refused to give it to him.
He said that he wonld shoot himself.
Witness, fearing that be might do him
self some harm, ran from the room. Hhe
did not want to see him shoot himself.
Hhe hail got half way down the stairs
when nhe heard the pistol-shot. She
■apposed that her brother had shot him
self. Her brother ws* of sn excitable
dinposition. He never lived happily
with the family.
Ths jnry returned a verdict that de
oeased hail come to her death bye pistol
shot fires! by her son, Jos. N. Freeman.
Ho was committed for trial.
A girl's everyday toilet is part of her
character. The maiden who is slovenly
In the morning is not to be trusted,
however fine she may look in the even
ing. No matter how hnmble yonr
ro*in may be, there are eight thing* it
ahould contain: s mirror, washsUnd,
water, soap, towel, hair, nail and tooth
brashes. These are just as csseutial ss
your breakfast, before which yon
should make good use of them.
Parents who fail to provide their child
ren with sneli appliances, not only
make a great mistake, bnt commit a
sin of omission. Look tidy in the
morning, and after the dinner work is
over improve yonr toilet. Make it a
rule of your daily life to " dress np "
for the afternoon. Yonr dress may, or
need not be, anything better than
calico ; bnt with a ribbon, or flower, or
some bit of ornament, yon can have an
air of self-respect and itisfnction, that
invariably comes with being well
dressed. A girl with fine sensibilities
cannot help feeling embarrassed and
awkward in a ragged, dirty dress, with
her hair unkempt, if a stranger or
neighbor ahould come in. Moreover,
your self-respect ahould demand decent
appareling for yonr body. You ahould
make it a point to leofc as well aa yon
can, even if yon know nobody will see
yon bnt yonrself.
A Golden Dream,
It is kiuted in army circles in Eug
land that the expedition to be sent ou
to Ashantee will in all probability re
turn laden with " loot"—with treasures
of gold plundered from tho unlncky
savages who have called down upon
their devoted heads the wrath ot ilie
British lion. All the information the
English have abont these rumored
treasures seems to be gathered from the
report of on agent sent to Ooomasaie in
1817 as an envoy, who gave glowin
reports of bracelets so heavy that th
laden arms of the chiefa had to be sup
ported by attendant pages ; of gold and
silver canes in every direction; of
ohaira inlaid with ivory and gold ; of
death-dealing muaketo adorned with
rims of gold; of full dress costumes
and breaat-platea of solid gold, Ac.
The golden accounts of the ageut are
now eagerly accepted by the English
soldiers ana sailors who are engnged in
the Ashantee expedition. Thus the
trinkets of the barbarians are coveted
by those who pretend to be civilized,
and who thus show that they have the
same gross instinct* of the savages.
Alexis oa America.
The Ht. Petersburg correspondent of
the JluUfr (hurtle has aeeu advance
sheets of the first volume of the Grand
Duke Alexis's scoount ot hie voyage
round the a-orld. The first volume la
exclusive!v devoted to a description of
the Grand Duke's adventures in the
United State*. The aliove-Moutioted
correspondent writes as follows about it:
"This is certainly a very curious
work. To judge from what I have road
of it-whether hia imperial highness
wrote it himself, or whether sn abler
|>en did it for him -the book ia in
tensely interesting. The Grand Duke
says that his reception in New York al
most stupefied him. Up to the last
moment he had not thought that so
brilliant an ovation would be tendered
in republican America to Uie son of a
monarch. He was very weak when ha
landed in New York, and daring his
progress np Broadway felt like fainting.
Bnt everybody was so kind to him that
he tried hard to look pleased, as he
was in his heart of hearts. Broadway,
he says, in his opinion, is the finest
thoroughfare iu the world, because
everything there, housea, shops, and
the people look not monotonous, but
gay, lively, and bright. What amused
him |terhapa more than anything else
was that the bands, upon catching
sight of him, struck up, not the regu
lar Russian anthem, but the so-called
• Dirge of St. Catherine," which is
played in Russia only at the funerals of
s member of the imperial family! The
cheers of the people were more deafen
ing than any he had beard in Europe :
from wuick he playfully concludes that
lung diseases cannot be very prevalent
in the New World. As to the soldiery,
the variety of uniforms struck liim as
extremely odd. He says he saw, pssos
fully side by aide, he 1 meted Prussians
and ' kepied ' Frenchmen, red-coated
Englishmen and Irish troops bearing
the banner of the Green Isle.
"The Grand Duke cannot praise too
highly Amerioaa hotels. American
fare, he think*, however, ia too rich.
'There is at their tables,' he exclaims,
naively, 'always too muoh of a good
thing. I asked for the peculiar dishes
of America, and at the hotel they could
not give m# any. Their cooks were
Italian aud French. The landlord
shrugged his shoulders when I asked
him about it. Out west, however, my
desire was at once gratified. I dined
one dar ou baked pork-and-bean*, a
very palatable dish, which would cer
tainly bear transplanting to RuMia.'
" American manners, tbe Grand Dnke
think*,are a little awkward and angular,
bnt decidedly pleasant on account of
everybody's frankness. He tells a
numWr o! curious aneodotes on his
experiences with aborigines. In Wash
ington he was told thai the Irish sct
vant-girls at the residence of M. Catacazy
were dring to see him. He put on a
cap anil an old traveling-coat, and went
unheralded down into the kitchen
among them. He was not recognized
by the Biddies, and chatted with them
for half an hour. He found out that
not one of them had an idea of where
Kusms was situated, and one of the
girls even asked him if tbe Czar always
wore a crown on his head, adding that
she knew tbe Queen of England always
did. Equally amusing is the aoooont
of his reception at Omaha, in Nebraska,
where a member of the Legislature
congratulated him on the sncceases of
bis fsther in the war with France !
Another of that state wanted
to know if it was always cold in Russia.
'These funny episodes in the west,
however, were amply made up for by
the extreme kindness and consideration
with which the army officers there
treated the Grand Duke. For General
Ouster and hia snbcirdinste officers the
Grand Duke has words of Uie wsrmest
gratitude. General Caster's photograph
m published in the volume, which ia
moot sumptuously printed and profuse
ly illustrated. Duly a few hundred
copies of the book will be issued."
Ilew He Naved His Money.
The story is told of a father, " well
to-do, but rather imfiecnoiotia." A few
weeks ago lie had a marriageable daugh
ter. Bhe had been courted by the son
of a neighboring farmer for a nn-über
of years, and had grown so tired of it
that she expressed a desire to have the
dream of her life realised before the
end of the present year. The lover, it
ia but jnat to say, was also anxious.
He wished to avoid the necessity of
having to jonrney night after night over
a lonely road daring yet another winter.
The father of the young girl, thus
pressed from within and without, was
almost on the brink of despair. He
could not afford to disburse the neces
sary funds for such a wedding feast a*
he would be expected to provide. The
crops had all been gathered and sold,
and the butter for two or three months
pledged in payment of debts. To in
cur any further obligations was not to
be thought of. For nights lie lay
awake, turning the matter over in hi*
mind, nntil he finally diacovered away
out of the dilemma. The next morn
ing he thrilled his daughter with pleas
ure by announcing st the hreakfaat
ble that lie had decided to consent to
her marriage, and was willing that the
ceremony might take place aa soon as
the arrangements could be perfected.
Then there was a meeting of the re
spective parents, the day waa fixed,
and a list of the friends and kinsmen of
the intended son-in-lsw carefully made
ont. To this waa added the names of
nearly every farmer residing in the
oonnty. Tlie day of days came round
at la*i; the roads were hard with frost,
the sky was clear, and Uie gnoeta be
gan to arrive at an early hour. The
house was soon crowded nntil barely
standing room remained. The barn
was used to increase the accommoda
tion. The marriage ceremony over,
and the young couple started on their
way to the nearoet railroad station,
nothing remained to be done but to
discnsH the viands and wines. At
length the time arrived for breaking np
the company. The fanner, after hav
ing goou-humoredly appropriated all
the compliments he could get, walked
leisurely t* the front gate, and there
took a position from wliioh lie was en
abled to demand payment for dinner
and horse-feed from each of the guests.
The proposition was received as a capi
tal joke, and it is said that every per
son present, not even excepting the
clergyman, williugly paid the "tax."
Premium* for Church Pews.
Tbe auction in Henry Ward Boecher'a
oh arch was for choices. The pews all
have fized prices, the highest being
glift). Tbe sum bid must be added to
the fixed price of the particular pew
selected in order to find the cost. The
bidding was very spirited, $325 being
the first bid for first choioe. It was
speedily increased to SIOO, and the
enoioo was bid by Mr. 8. A. Ovington.
He will have to pay $-520 this year for
the privilege of sitting in pew No. 87.
Henry 0. Bowen secured the next
choioe, No. 89, for $385. A. M. Bhep
£ard paid £l9O ; McDonald and Hatoh,
195 ; H. B. Claflin, $390; aud so on
till about twentv-flve pews were se
lected. Mr. Denis was the highest bid
der. The premiums at last, about nine
o'clock, drooped to abont S2O, and at
half-past nine o'clock all the pews were
sold. The sum realized was $59,430,
aflsinst $59,301 last year, an increase of
$129. Of this sum over $40,000 was
for premiums.
Termx: 02.00 aYenr, in Advance.
The Agriculture ef the Fete re.
There is a carious and vary radical
srtiele in the December number of
/Vasrr's Magazine upon farming. The
writer's belief is that in Uie ume to
come, a farm will lie an immense food
factory carried on by a company. The
companies will be joint slock concerns,
issuing shares of from fifty to tFo
hundred and fifty dollars each, and
working from three to ten thousand
we- ea. The buildings of the farm fsiuk
is the scheme) must Vf placed upon the
highest point of land, so that the water
and manure may be conveyed over the
surface by gravitation. Machinery is,
among other services, to sheer the
eheep. A whole staff of butchers will
be employed to kill and cut np bollocks
and transmit the meet ill pieces suit
able for the London market straight to
the salesman, without the i lervention
of a dealer. The salesman will be m
the company's employ and will only
sell their meet. The company will
make an effort to get more than one
crop in a year. But the moot sur
prising of the results which await the
future of farming will be the ripening
of erope by means of an electric cur
rent passed through the plants, or by
some other kind of artificial best.
One point of which the writer makes
much, is the impossibility of profit in
England from the cultivation of wheel.
Wh-at ia almost the only agricultural
Knluct which has not risen rinse 1770.
e only sort of corn which is much
dearer now than then ia barley, the
reason bring that barley ia used in dis
tillation atul brewing. In the last fifty
years meal and dairy produce have
greatly risen in prion. Yet wheel re
mains the same, notwithstanding the
rise in the price of labor and the in
crease in rente. No increase ef demand
has any important affect upon the price
of oora. A rise in wheat will at once
bring any quantity of it to England.
The importation of wheat by England
n 1859 waa five millions of quarters, or
forty million bushels. In 1871 the im-
Krtation was nearly ten million qoar
's. Yet the price of wheat in 197!
was lower than in 1801! It ia very
plain, says the writer in FYnrr, that
wheat cultivation can no longer be pro
fitable, and it would lie batter to use
the land thus occupied to rains produce,
which must be imported to England at
a lose. One of the difficulties which j
the fanner mast meet is to find some
green produce which will take the
place of wheat ia the rotation of crops.
This obstacle the author of the article
thinks s very serious one.
Frightened at Ntgtt.
1 remember weU that nervous sensi
tiveness and morbid imaginativeness
had act in with me very early. During
my Graamere visit I used to feel fright
ened at night ou account of darkneoa.
I then was s stranger to the whole host
of night agitators, ghosts, goblins,
demons, burglar*, rives, and witches.
Horrid ghastir talcs and ballads, of
which crowds' afterwards came in my
way, had uot yet cast their shadows
over my mind. And yet I was terrified
in the dark, and used to think of lions,
the unh form of terror which my dark
engendered agitation would take. My
next bugbear was the Ghost in " Ham
let" Then the picture of " Death at
Hell Gate " in an old edition of I'ara
diae Lost, the delight of my girlhood.
Last and aorst name my uncle oonther's
ballad horrors, above all the "Old
Woman of lVrkr'y." Oh, the agonies
I have eudnred between nine and
twelve at night, before mamma joined
me in Iwd, ia preaotiee of that hideon*
assemblage of horrors, the hone with
eyes of flame! 1 dare not, even now,
rehearse these particulars, for feer of
up some of the old feeling,
which, indeed, I have never in my life
lcc:i quite free from. What made the
matter worse was that, like other ner
vous suffering*, it conld not be under
stood by the incxperieneed, and conse
quently subjected the sufferer to ridi
cule and censnre. My uncle Sonthey
laughed heartily at my Mpiuie*. I
mean at tbe cause. He did not enter
into the agonies. Even mamma scolded
me for creeping ont of bed after an
boor's torture, and stealing down to
her in the parlor, saying J could bear
the loneliueea aud night fears no
longer. But my father understood tbe
case better. He insisted that a lighted
candle should be left in my room, in
the interval between my retiring to bed
and mamma'a joining me. From that
time forth mv sufferings ceased. I be
lieve they would have destroyed my
health had they continued. Sarah
The Humbug at Adrertt*lug.
Concerning advertising there iu a
great deal of humbug. We aay " hum
bug " because the word " fraud" does
not fully cover the case. Advertising
ia unquestionably one great secret of
snccem. Bnt it must be judicious ad
vertising. Home men want to buy ad
vertising as the vulgar buy pictures,
looking to the quantity, not the quality.
Of course, what is called "late advertis
ing" pays, but only, however, when
done with good judgment. For in
stance, it ia not good judgment, except
in very rare cases, to advertise, at any
price, in cheap issues, or charitable
Sublieatiou*. They are seldom read,
ext in point of worthleesness as a
vehicle comes the ordinary almanac.
These are manufactured to a most sur
prising extent, and the investment ia
immensely profitable to apothecaries
and paper dealers. The man of paper,
co-operating with the man ot pills,
makes the whole almanac business one
of mutual profit. One collector, on tbe
Hndsou, to our positive knowledge, has
bought, during the lost few weeks, no
lean than ten tons of almanacs which
were sent ont to country apothecaries
for distribution. There is also a whole
sale druggist in New York City, who
sells these things regularly by the ton.
instead of sending them ont to custom
er*. Thia ia only one of the way* in
which injudicioua advertiser* waste
their money. Advertisers should re
member that a circulation even in a vil
lage newspaper ia worth vastly more
than a hundred thousand through the
medium of a questionable agent
Printing ianot odvertiaing.— Kxchange.
Following • Precedent.
Horses soon become familiar with
roads and localities ; so that, if left to
their own ohoioe, they will take the road
to which they are best accustomed, or
whioh leads'to a well-furnished stable,
in preference to another ; and it in also
very easy to note that they often pro
oeed with mnch more apparent alacrity
in going home than when going away
from home. Bat the memory of the
horse is more tenacious than ia common
ly supposed. A gentleman having on
one ooeaaion traveled along a oertain
road at a considerable distaooe from
home, turned off it to pay a abort viait
to a friend, at whose hospitable abode
his horse found rest and refreshment aa
well ns himself. Riding along the some
rood abont a year after, be wished to
see if tbe horse retained any recollec
tion of the place and occurrence, and
when he came near whei o the road to
his friend's honse branched off from the
main rood, he let the reins fall loosely
on tbe horse's neck. Presently, the ani
mal prioked np his ears, quickened his
pace, and on ooming to the side road,
unhesitatingly turned into it. Instead of
going straight on.
A Trnast's Obligation W Repair.
Leases not seldom contain s eovsnsat
that the tenant shall keep the premiaes
to good order sod repair. Aa to just
whst this oovenant may mean, however,
there is considerable difference of opin
ion, sod sometimes the intervention of
s judge end jury ere necessary to settle
toe 'ligation. A ease of this kind has
been at trial to to* flujwnor four! of
Baltimore, ia wbteb toe to
charging toe jury, described the legal
of toe matter. The work "heep,"
he said, implied aa obligation to put
the premises to repair if they were out
of repair when received, and to keep
than so, for it would be idle to stipu
late to keep is repair what ia not to re
pair and the covenant waa, therefore,
equivalent to "put and keep and de
liver op," io good order and repair.
Th* red) difficulty, howefer, waa to the
words "gc"d order and repair," Three
words, hie said, nieczrf such a reason
able condition of fitness as belongs to
houses of the age, class and oood.tkm,
aa good repair tor one might not be tor
another. It waa not necessary that aa
outgoing tenant fbouhl repaint and re
paper. but only to keep the paint and
paper to aoch condition as is OOBStstost
with use j not allow the bouse to be de
faced; use it with proper and reaaonakle
care; and deliver It ap sa it may be left
after such cam. The judge remarked
that there was no custom or rule of tew
by which an outgoing tenant waa com
pel led to repaint and reeaper, nolens
under a distinct and well-defined agree
ment to that effect On the other hand
there is no implication that the tenant
shall keep the premiaes ss received.
The obligation to keep to good order
and repair does not mean to keep the
house is the condition to which it is
received, but to a condition that is
The llahama Award*
The present condition M the Alabama
award business ia this. Then are three
bills pending to Congress, neither of
which has beca even onaeidered to oom-
mittee, although the private claims oa
the fund amount to 118,000,000. Besi
ator Rdmunda's bill creates a special
commission of five jndgea, and bars ail
elaima of insurance eompaniea, unices
they eun prove that, during the Rebel
lion, the sum of their loaaes on war
risks exceeded the sum of their pre
miums ; to which ease an allowance may
be made for the execsa. Mr. Poland a
bill puts the business into the hands of
a Circuit Court, to be selected by the
President, to which the United Btatee
ia to be admitted ae one of the general
claimants. Ia case of the disallowance
of any claim exceeding $5,000, the
claimant may appeal to the Supreme
Court General Butler's bill decides
the tew of the cans first, and then leaves
it to the ouurts to hear the evidence and
apply the principles. General Batter
allow# any one to go into any Circuit
Court and make hie claim, and under
his bill the underwriters stand to the
same position aa under Mr. Edmunds's,
while any one who paid extra war pre
miums, on sooount of Akbaaaa risks
during the war, may recover them.
Butter's bill only admits the United
Btates ea claimant for eetnal looses.
Theme is still, howerer, a fourth plan,
which consists to the United Sates
keeping the money, and not distrib
uting it at aIL This plan is represent
ed to be growing to favor at Washing
A Father who figured.
About a year ago, if we remember
rightly, a story waat the rounds which
credited that ingenious person, the
Western man, with having successfully
carried out one of the moat original of
plana few getting his daughters com
fortably settled in life, without say
coat whatever to himself. He had s
large and expensive family. Three oat
of four of the daughters wen marriage
able. They were very pretty girls, and
had many admirers. The father per
mitted them to receive attentions from
the meet eligible young men, and to
all outward appearances seemed per
fectly content to part with his treasures
until asked to do m. Each demand
for consent waa the signal for sa out
burst or fading that ended in the sud
den exit of; the applicant The lovers,
however, were not to be prevented from
attaining happiness by what they be
lieved to be the whim of s selfish father.
They eloped, were married and foe
given. The real state of the case was,
the father oonld not aflbrd to buy three
suitable outfits, and pay the expeuse
of three fcasta. Not seeing any pros
pect to the immediate future of being
better able to do to, after ransacking
his brain to find away oat of the diffi
culty, he at last concladed to frown on
the young people, and taka the chancre
for what might follow. Tha elopements
didn't cost him s cent; the expenses of
outfits and weddings waa saved; his
reputation for liberality did not suffer
to the least, and hia neighbors con
tinued in ignorance of the actual con
dition of his exchequer.
Banbury w ffotes.
We were pained to learn that s gen
tleman who has been in the habit of
entertaining and astonishing his neigh
bors to this vicinity by gracefully light
ing his cigars with currency, has s car
pet bag at a Stock bridge hotel doing
doty for a board bilL
The position of usher to a country
church must be singularly lucrative to
Cnit the bolder to appear to new
ts every Sunday.
A lengthy article is to circulation
telling how to make s mustard plaster.
And article telling how to suooeasfully
dodge one ia what a smitten people
There is nothing quite so exhausting
to s village newspaper man aa to write
up a complimentary notice of s local
exhibition, to whiefa there are thirteen
performers who design sending copies
of the paper to their friends.
Terrible Death.
A young married man, named Thomas
Sage, has met with hia death in s
frightful manner at the Old Mill#
Colliery, Paulton, Somerset, England,
where lie was employed as chief en
gineer. It appears that it is a custom
every Christmas to clean out the boiler.
Sage entered a small arch under the
boUer lor the purpoee of tapping it.
He turned the Up, net noticing Inst a
culvert through which the water should
have run waa stopped up. The water,
in consequence, flooded the tunnel.
The deceased, finding no other means
of exit, attempted to escape by rushing
through the boiling water ; but that be
was unable to do, as the way waa stop
ped by a grating through which he had
crawled en entering the tunnel.
STRBTCH or PBXVHJW*,—Daughter of
the house (to s priviledged old friend of
the family): "Dear Mr. Lupus, you
dont seem to be enjoying yourself. I
should like to have you waits this once
with me." Privileged Old Friend—
" My dear child, I don't danoe ; but, if
it suits you, I wouldn't mind sitting
here with my arm round your waist,
while the others are making themselves
The Archbishop of Santiago declares
that female voices in the choir are dan
gerous to true piety and devotion,
I ttmt mf MMR,
Purr & is bettor th toj-r weak
Erary nwwtwr of Omnm from
Minnesota TO raised is Main*.
An assistant clerk of the Illinois
Bouse of Representative* la a woman.
California will hereafter raw* Of* as
i a substitute for mm fa fetleninf hoga
' Fif pork will be a new thing.
Sham ara reported id baa drug in
soma parte of loam, and fane** offer
to aeir tbem at sl.lO to 8 apieea.
One dealer ia Faribault, Minn., has
shipped about fifty tona of butter to the
Eastern markets the past season.
Ia less than thrae months mora than
thirty women base town gprointed
roatrniat rnaaaa la the United States.
A smart DanbnfJ woman dose toe
work for e family of utwe. milks tee
sows sad keeps track of tkirtssa soo
tirnied stories.
Ii is said to be the fashion in Boston,
to snocusaes oa toe invitation eerds to
gold and sliver weddings, that "no pres
ents Will be received.
A jnry ia lowa recently swarded a
looomotive engineer slff.oW dun ages
for injuries received while to the d
charge of his daties.
An obiamr says that a little baby to
iyXi to U, hot a big baby is
a bard thing to km*. .specially if yon
have to marry her—or him.
The City Treasurer of the city of
Bolyoke added ae a rider to his oath oi
office-—"And I swear tbte if I see ar
mote stealing going on I wfUeapoeeil
" Let every one, theeosmmt rear es
okony of aetiea." Good erops to oaiti
rate any year.
A well-dressed, abta-bodtadnronse
down with a largw pWned on his bet
bearing the iaacnptton, "I waat work.
Before tefciag prnaie arid a yonng
lady ia CJuosgo indited the wqoe*
Umt aha be SrffM* to*toraarww
borne ia ba eflk arses, and that bar
braeelete should not be removed from
i her wrteta.
There art a large aamber of rtwesUk
bailding to rtriotie seetioue of North
Carolina. Aa lumber beeomea seems at
the ll'rth, the attention of Inmbermen
is being tfirmrf to the greet piae ragtoos
of that Htete.
Dr Cotter recommends the ana of
sfss&i*s , sf<s?ti2i
aa a snostttote ror nw UIIH.,
ate. Be saya that it weuibs re
tMimm heat wttas, and does not chill
when colL
The Bpeaiah Minister ef the Interior
has tosueda <circular stating that the
Government MWi to show that order
is compatible with the Republic and
a£d XargaH for the aigMiirehnn of
the Federal Bepobfccana.
Borne eesafal eieeriments
made recently on the oompowtivc yield
of Aside on which covered of nwooyered
man are nee been ueeA It was found
that the Add fertilised with the covered
manure produced forty per cent. nacre
potatoes and ueeriy twenty-Are par
oeat. more wheat than the other.
IUOMBM is act virtme, and those
who fanev that it is makes total mia
take. Innoeenc# is atmplf the ignor
ance of evd; virtos knows it, enpre
ciates it Infancy is lovely in iuHao
oanaa, but Hie, with Ma stem realities
demands the strong, ripened vigor of
manly rated to resist evils, to pr>>teo4
its good, to bnild ap nftsvsrtsr sad to
btese the world.
A Virginia farmer lost SSO teat yeas
by snbecribiag for a sonpte ef inornate,
for, to their coat is to be added the
time the family spent to reading and to
talking about them, and so he " stopped
the papers." Of course he will save
thegTbewoftor anlem hi. boy. get
into some scrape, or a patent right to
bought, or acme othar game ia ptefnd
on the poor man that the pqpes would
have protected him from.
Herein aa lowa story:—"A young
girl near Marengo is wonderfully mark
Si by m£~nakes. Running putially
around her neek. side hy d, are two
snakes ss netural aa if alive, and the
skin being trxusjmrmt they seem only
lying in wait for a victim. On the front
of the neek and upper part of the br east
are the rattles—ss though a breastpin
making a perfect picture, and shedding
regularly every year."
The wooden pavement is to grant
favor to London. It is Shed because
it afiorda a good foothold for homes, ia
noiAelesa, smooth, and eaaily kept
clean. The great drawback, of ooome,
ia it* perishable nature. Bat on the rw
tail arv goods street* and in toe old
parte of the city, all arouadtbe Bank,
the tax payers express a wfUingnena of
bear toe expense of renewal once to
every Ave or ate yeans tor the sake to
the comfort of its use,
Savtag a Train.
The Troy Timm anya a landslide oe
eurred to a curve on the Troy and
Oreenbush Railroad. A locomotive
wae up to be attached to the
first local train down, when it waa
caught by the landslide, foroed from
the track, and partly turned so that its
headlight waa pointed weak The slide
occurred just at the ssomrnt the New
York and Boaton express was leaving
the Troy depot. The engineer of No.
39 kaev thai the down train could wot
paaa the obstructions. He told hie
fireman, AL Bescom, to take a red
lantern, go up the track and intercept
the train. Baaeom etarted on hia aua
akm ;in the darknem he stumbled and
feU cm the track ; the light waa ex
was too abort to allow him
to return and procure anotoer lantearn;
it was impoitsibto ia the strong wind to
light a install. Covered with mud, but
losing scarcely half a mtonta, he
pushed on ; toe heedlight of the ap
proaching train came in sight; he
xnevr bis voice oi warning, be it ever
so loud, could not be heard above the
roar of the train. Ho had but a few
aeoonds to which to determine upon hia
course. What did he do? Something
very few would have thought of doing.
Taking aim aa best he oonld he raised
his lantern and hurled it si the ap
proaching locomotive, and then awaited
toe result He could not see where his
missile landed ; the intervening seconds
seemed ten minutes. By what we must
regard as a mysterious sad beneficent
interposition of Providenoe, it entered
the cab window, breaking the wood
work and ooming within aa inch of
striking the fireman inside fairly to the
faoe ; if it had hit him he would have
been seriously injured. When the
shattering and shattered lantern fell at
the engineer's feet, he knew thalsome
tbing had gone wrong and whistled
" down brakes the train slackened
speed, and at length came to a full
stop within ft hundred feet of tbe
wrecked locomotive, saved from destruc
tion by the presence of ipiad of the
man who had thrown the lantern.
At the point where the way was ob
structed the track is built on an em
bankment oloee by the river, and had a
collision occurred between the disabled
locomotive and the moving train, the
latter would have been throw* from the
track into the river, and the horrors
and loss of life, the wonndlnga and
maiming# of New Hamburgh would
have been repeated. All honor to At
Post-Mgesns. ■
A Paris correspondent write* that fre
quently as many aa forty or fifty posh
pigeons pass during a day to and
fro between Paris ana Versailles. The
operator who dispatches the Jurds !•
a little office opposite the Oour du Ma
roc. Thus the reporters have but to
rush across the street, attach the paper
beneath the wing, and away , flier the
tiny messenger. The man wno keeps
the birds ia a small, singular looking
man, with a long beard. During the
sessions be aits holding a bird in each
hand so that no time may be lost. The
zsspA? aavgtf
that daily steads gaping and staring ■*
the busy IHtlsfords.
NO. 5.