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I folded dainty miasiv*
And called it a ralsntin*.
And sent it away with ita hidden freight
From thia flattering heart of mine
" Haete, little valentine, haaten."
I cried, " and carry for me
Whither my Uioughte already are flow u
The ecret I trnet to thee."
And eo my |xv>i little maaaege
Like a * Uite dove flew away.
And 1 watched for ita mate to return to me
lure tlie cloee of another day
But we grew eo weary and waiting
So weary, my heart and I
That 1 could not wait for the dav tO |>aee.
So wearily crept it by.
<• I went mveelf for an anewer.
Vnd somebody liade me eea
If there were not also a valentine
Somewhere awaiting me.
1 eearrhed the old room over,
lit every nook and part.
But my valentine only wae found at laat
Safe hidden in eomehody'a heart.
The Moonbeam's Message.
Unto mv window lattice
A pleasant moonbeam came ;
roused we from mv sUimhar.
And gently spoke my name.
" I fell on yonr lover's pillow
In the stillness of the night.
And woke him from hi* dreaming.
Though my loach was soft and light.
" I lighted on his forehead.
I touched his golden hair.
Till he reached his arm* before him
To clasp the empty air.
" Then he oped his eye* with wonder.
And cried. • 0 silver moon.
As thon pit;est lonely mortals.
Grant me one tittle boos '
'• " Over the hills and the valley*.
IViwii to the southern sea.
Take this word to my darting
As she sleeps and dreams of me
' " There e a hope that holds all sweetness
A waiting with gladness rtfe.
A faith all time defying.
And a love more strong than life
*' • Thi* hope, this faith, this waning.
This loving, are all my own;
The day* and nights of thy absence
Are Ailed with these alone.
" ' By the sun-kissed seas that part us.
By the weary atreu-h of land*.
By our last food kiss of parting.
By oar farewell clasp of hands
'• • When the heavens fail from o'er us,
When the stars grow dun for aye.
When the mm withdraws its ahuiutg.
And hrings no more the day—
" • TV* shall our love but stronger.
Purer, and truer be.
As hand in hand we enter
Oar love's eternity " "
CAPTAIN TILLER'S WOOING.
Captain Seth Tiller, returning from
his weeklv fishing voyage in the good
bark Tickler, was surprised to find his
domicile shut up and apparently neg
Still more surprised was he upon
being informed by a sympathizing
neighbor, who delivered "to him the
door-key, that his sister Nancy, who
had been since his mother's death his
sole housekeeper, had formed a sudden
attachment for a traveling tinman of a
neighboring town, and had on the pre
vious day walked off, or rather ridden
off, with the same in his wagon. Nancy
had left her love and a good piece of
roast beef ready for her brother, to
gether with a message to the effect
that she "hoped he would think better
of it, and come to see her and Joseph,
which nothing wonld please them
" Durned if I do," said Captain Seth
Tiller, wrathfully. "Let her be satis
fied with her Joseph, since she was fool
enongh to leave a comfortable home for
the sake of gettin' married. Jest like
women the whole world over. A man's
only got to say, ' Will yer ?' and they
jump at it like a dog at a bone that >
flung to him. Well, let her go, I don't
keer. A woman ain't worth much, any
how, and I guess I kin get along with
And then, to show his independence
of women. Captain Seth straightway
set about preparing his evening meaf,
but beiug more of a sailor than steward,
he failed, and then went ont and got an
expensive, unsatisfactory and liadly
cooked supper, at the only public house
in the Utile seafaring town wherein he
resided. He came home cold and
miserable; and, unable to find the
matches, groped his wav to bed in dark
ness. The morning brought him no '
comfort. There were things to be "set
to rights," "chores" to do, pots and
pans to be scoured, his clothes to be
mended and washed ; and Captain Seth
looked around with a sort of despair.
For the first time in his life tnere
dawned upon his mind a perception of
the usefulness of women.
For a day or two the Captain led this I
miserable mode of existence, and, as
the time approached for embarking on
his next voyage, lie looked upon that
and his prospective return with a species
of forlorn horror.
"Sombody'U break into the house
and rob it," thought he, "or the
things'll get musty and moldy, with
being shut up without any fire ; and —
look at them duds o' mine."
He frowned wrathfully at a heap of
sailor's clothes lying in the corner of
the room, all of which wanted washing,
and some of which stood in great neea
of repairing; and Nancv had always
kept them so neat and whole.
"Look 'ere," said Captain Tiller,
rising, and with his back to the stove,
his legs astride, and his hands in his
pockets, apostrophising the furniture
in general. " Look 'ere, this state 'o
things won't do no longer ; I've had
enough of it. A man can't be expected
to live a wild Irjon. I'll get married."
Captain Tiller os a msu of his word,
and who having made up bis mind to a
thing, was sure to act promptlj upon it.
He sat down, now, on a three-legg< 1
stool before the fire, and leaning his
elbows upon his knees, meditated. In
three days he wonld sail, wherefore
there was a necessity for prompt action.
" Let's see," said Captain Tiller,
thonghtfnlly ; " It'll be better to take a
widder, I guess; widdeis are more
steady than t'others, and more used to
things, and won't expect SDV courting,
and that sort o' nonsense. Not a yoting
widder, though. They're apt to be
he mused again, and mused
within himself that the only one he
knew answering to his requisition, was
the widow Tyron. Yes ; he'd marry the
widow Tyron. And, with a slap on the
knee, as of one who had arrived at a
final and satisfactory oonclnsion, clap
ped his sou'weeter npon his head, but
toned up his pea-jacket and betook him
self to that lady's abode.
" Good mornin', widder I" said Cap
tain Seth, as, in answer to his knock at
the door, Mrs. Tyron appeared in a tidy
cap and apron, and with her bare arms
dusted witn flour, while an appetizing
odor of cookies issued from the com
At that smell the visitor's heart en
larged, and his nostrils expanded as
those of a war-horse who hears from
afar the din of the battle.
" Why, lawks a-mercy ! is it vou,
Cap'in filler f" Hope nothin's hap
pened—leastwise senoe Nancy's rur
away and got married."
" That's jest it, widder," responded
the Captain, gloomily shaking his head.
" That s jest what is the matter. How
Nancy oame to make such a fool of her
self, when she'd a good homo, and
clothes, and victuals, and the whole
house to herself when I'm away—"
" Now, that's what I call onreaßona
ble of you, Cap'in Seth," interrupted
Mrs.. Tyron, seriously taking up the
of her sex, as she wiped the flour
from her hands, and ont of respect to
her visitor sat down to her knitting.
" A woman's a woman, and mustn't be
Xjted to deny herself everything for
o' clothes and victnals. She mnst
hev somebody to keer for her more than
a brother's likely to do. It's only na
ture, after all. What'd become o the
world if everybody took to leadin' sin
gle lives. I'd like to know ?"
" Well, I guess there's some nense in
that, widder," quoth the Captain,
FIiED. Kl Jt TZ, Ktlitor tuid I *ropriot< >r.
scratching hie head under hie sou'-
wester, " and I'm rather rej iced to hear
ron express thent aentimeula, aeein' a*
It'll likelr help na to an agreement on a
p'int I've come to propone.'
•' Ah !* maid Mta. Tyron. putting
bark the border of her rap and pricking
up her ears.
" You see," resumed he in a business
like manner, " a man can't do to hum
withont a woman to look aronud and
sec artcr thiugn. It's their business,
you know. We csn't go rubbin' and
scrubbiu' round in the kitchens and
bed-room a. Sow, I've heerd troy
Nancy that you're a actable ■ap!#r
" Oh, you want me to keep house for
'• About that," replied the Captain,
staring into the fire.
•' what oelery t"
" Why, I wasn't jest calculatin' upon
a salary. I thought we might go luto
partnership together, if it's sgreeahle.
I m a plain business man. as you know,
widder; and all I've got to say is,
that if you'll be Mrs. Captain Beth
"Stay a minute, if you please, Oap
'in !" exclaimed the lady, hastily jump
ing up. "I do believe those cookies is
He waited patiently while she busied
herself al out the oven. Then she came
back, wiping her heated face on her
clean apron, and placidly resumed her
scat and her knitting.
" Well, widder, what the agreement?"
inquired the suitor then.
" Why, you see, Cap'in Tiller." she
answered, alowlv and thoughtfully,
" I've been oonsitJerin' of it while tend
in' them cookiea, and I about made up
my mind that I needn't be in a hurry
to marry again. I've hail mv share of
a wife's trouble, and I feel like takiu'
a litUe rest to myself now, as I go
downward into the valley of the ahad
der, where we'll all find our ever-lastin'
" I might, perhaps, help you on the
war, you know," said the Captain, argu
** I'm obliged to you," she respond
ed, with a sigh, " but I'm pretty strong
yet, thanks to goodness ! and can
get along well enough without help—
leastwise, for a spell longer."
" Well," said Captain Tiller, slowlv
rising, "if that's your resolution, I
needn't waste no more o' your or my
valuable time about it, I calculate.
Good mornin', widderl"
"Stay a minnit, Capt'in 1 Won't yon
hare some cookies and a cup o' tea
afore you go ?"
" No, thank"you, raann. I'm obleeged
to you the same. Good mornin'."
And the Captain walked home, and
sat down on the three-legged stool, and
gazed into the fire, as before.
The resnlt of this wooing had t>een
to him altogether unexpected. Here
was a woman who had actually received
and rejected a proposal without giving
it more than a moment's thonght!
" I guess she's too old and worn ont,
as she says," he cogitated, " and I must
look out for a younger widder, who'd
likely not be inclined to think so hart!
of the matter. There's Miss Fuller
she as was Melissy Brown, if I remem
ber rightly. She's 'bont thirty. Rather
too young for mv ideas ; but I s'pose I
must put up witL it."
No sooner thought of than acted
Miss Fuller was in her garden plant
ing hollyhock roots. She wore a
flounced calico drees and a girlish,
white apron, elaborately raffled, and
looked, as the Captain thought, like a
taut-rigged schooner nnder full sail.
For an instant his heart misgave him,
though he felt reassured by the gTacious
smile with which he was received, ss
the young widow furtively adjusted her
front hair beneath her sun-bonnet, and
gave the latter itaelf a coquettish tilt
on tier head.
" Well, Miss Fuller, you're preparin'
for spring betimes, I see. Fancy gar
den track—eh ?"
"To be sore, Captain ! I like flowers
and other pretty things. Don't you ?"
answered she with a sidelong glance of
her black eyes.
" Well, I scarcely know," replied the
Captain, doubtfully. "To my mind,
there's nothin' prettier than—"
"Than what?" urged Miss Fuller,
pretending to look unconscious.
" Thau a net full o' fine herrin's.
You ought to 'a seen my last load, all
alive an' kicking, and squirming and
sparkling like—like—" The Captain
was not remarkable for a lively fancy,
so he added, " like nothin' bat fresh
herrin's can squirm and sparkle !"
The widow stooped down, and grub
bed at a marigold root
" I hate herrings," said she.
"Yes? Well, now, that's rather un
fortunate. The woman that takes me
must take my herrin's likewise."
" Who's goin' to take you ?"
" Why, I hope she ain't so very fur
off," said the Captain, significantly;
"leastwise, not outside this'ere gar
" You don't mean me ?"
" Well, p'raps I do mean you."
"Humph!" said the widow, with a
toss of ner sun-bonnet and a short
laugh. " Well, I must sav this is a
queer wav to come a-oourtin !"
" Oh," said the suitor, a little crest
fallen, " I don't set up to be much in
the conrtin' line, like the young sparks
hereabouts. Yon and me ain't neither
one of us chickens, you know, Miss
Fuller; so we can arrange sensible-like
without any nonsense of that kind."
"Arrange what ?" inquired the lady,
flashing her black eyes rather ominous
ly npon the captain.
"Why, about our marriage, you
"As if I would have yon 1" she burst i
forth, angrily. "A man that walks into
my garden suddenly, in his work-day
clothes, and, without even sittin' down,
or sayin' a word o' courtin', for deoen- j
cy's sake, tells me I'm no chicken, and
asks me downright to arrange for mar
rying him, jest as he'd ask to buy a
green goose or a sucking pig for nis
Sunday's dinner 1"
And without another word, the Widow
Fuller flounced into the house, while
the disappointed suitor walked rather
blankly oat at the gate.
"They're a hard set, them widders,"
he meditated. " 111 give 'em up, I
guess, and take a single woman. Bat I
won't hev a young, skittish one, to be
rampaging about while I'm out o' the
way. There's Miss Charity Hobson.
She's a good manager, and I guess shell
do 'bout aa well as any.
He had turned in the direction of
Miss Charity's house, when he remem
bered Mrs* Fuller's hint abont his
clothes. So he went home,pat on a gor
geous flowered vest—kept for State oc
casions—rubbed a handful of hog's
lard into his hair, anointed his boots
with the same, and set forth with
renewed vigor on his wife-hunting ex
Miss Charity looked up grimly as be
entered her neat kitchen, and placing
a chair for him, herself took another at
the opposite side of the room.
"You're lookin' uncommon well,
Miss Hobson," said the Captain, plant
ing his hands on his knees, and gazing
at her with what he meant to be a most
amiable smile—mindful, from his late
experience, that it might be necessary
to do a little in the oourting line before
popping the question.
"I'm pretty well, I thank you," re
sponded the lady dryly.
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
" And monatrotia snug and comfort
able lookin'," resumed the suitor,
glancing nmud. " But ain't you a
little louesonie at times ?"
" Not I ! I've got a dog and two cats
- them as YOU see there, and meau to
heT a mockin' bird as soon's J abet Long
can git one for me. 8o l' got no reas
ons to be lonesome."
" But cata and dogs ain't human crit
ters, Miss Hobson," said Captain Til
** I rccken I don't aeed to lie told
that. Captain. They ain't human
oreeters, but somethlu' better, if any
" Sot equal to a husband, maylie,
Miss Hobeuu— or babby—"
"A what !" shrieked Miss Charity,
fiercely, glaring over her spectacles.
" Oh, nothiu' particular. Only I'd
think it would DO a melancholy tiling
for a woman to be all aloue with a lot
o' cats and dogs, aa she's gettm' on into
the dowulull o" life, and"—he rerjeiu
bcred Mrs. Tjrron'a expreeaiou—" and
the rallev o' the sliad.ier. Cats and
dogs can't lick away the - rink lea from
her face, nor bring down her gray hairs
with—pleasure to the grave."
"Capt'n Tiller," said Miss Ilobson,
laying down on her lap the stocking
she was knitting, sud locking at him,
with a fiuah on her aallow cheek—
" Capt'n Tiller, I'd like to know, once
for all, what you mean ?"
He saw at once that she was angry.
He didn't know why—but he felt it lU
cumbent on him to soothe and please
her. So he drew his chair across the
fioor. and sat dowu close lieeide her.
" Come, now, let's yon and me have
s friendly uudersUndtn' together,"
said he, leering coaxiugly into her face.
" I'm sure I've got none but the softest
kind o' feelings to'ard you, and I don't
see why you shouldn't reeipercate."
And, to" add point to his words, he put
his left arm across the back of her
chair, and with bis right forefinger
touched her delicately andjplayfullr in
Miss Charity Hobson bounced from
her seat as if a bomb-shell had exploded
"Git out o' this house," she shrieked.
" I'll let you know how to come round,
sassing a lone woman, and in her own
house, too ! Here, Blinker tat him !
Ketch him !" and with Blinker at his
heels, and Miss Hobson following
wrathfullr in h.s wake, the innocent
minded Captain Tiller made bis exit
from the house which he had entered
with such amiable intentions.
Very dejectedly he walked home. It
wasn't such an easy thing, after all, to
get a wife ; and he felt for the present
completely discouraged from any far
ther attempt in that line. Moodily he
sat down on the bottom of a tub—be
rarely took a chair unless compelled—
and he mused upon his adverse fate.
He felt humbled and forlorn.
" Pleaae, sir, missis have sent yon
some supper," whined a very small
voice behind him ; and the Captain,
turning, beheld Miss Heater ltittings'
small servant, bearing in her arms a
very large tea-tray, laden with good
things. There was a pitcher of steam
ing coffee, a plate of hot, buttered
cakes, a nice steak, with onions, and
otiier good things, all done to the point
of perfection. Poor Captain Tiikr's
heart warmed at the sight, even in the
midst of his astonishment.
" You don't mean to say," he re
marked to the very small servant—
"you don't mean to say that she—that
Miss Hester Bittings sent mo these 'ere
"Yes, air, she did, sir," responded
the diminutive handmaiden, eagerly,
" She said she couldn't qjnde to see
even a dog livin' in such away and eat
ing sich victuals."
The Captain wasn't offended. He felt
too much subdued for that now; and,
besides, the sight of that supper tray
would have overcome any feeling of
rising wrath in his bosom. He was
even sensible of a glow of gratitude,
and, under the influence of this emo
tion, he took down from the mantel
shelf a stuffed green parrot, glued to a
sea-shell, ard thrust it into the hands
of the small msiden.
"There, my little gal," he BAid,
"there's something for your trouble ;
and say to your missis, ' I'm highly
obleeged for her kindness.""
He emptied the contents of the plates
and dishes into crockerv of his own,
and, without thinking of washing the
former, sent them back to their owner,
together with the small model of a
fishing-smack, wrought bv himself in
his boms of leisure while on shore.
Miss Hester laughed when she beheld
" Poor man," she said, "he hasn't
Gt a bad heart, after all; and it would
a pity to let him starve."
80. next day, she sent him a daintily
" Mian Heaper," amid Captain Tiller
that afternoon, rather shyly, addressing
her as she aat at her window sewing,
" wonldn't you like to hev your fence
palings fixed np a bit ? I see they're
" Why, it would be a convenience to
have them palings mended," she ad
Whereupon Captain Beth set to work,
and, with hammer and nails, manfully
repaired the fence.
" Jest call on me wbenev r you're in
need of sicli jobs," he remarked, amia
bly, when it was completed.
"And I'll do your cooking for yon
while you're ashore, Captain," re
sponded the gratified Miss Hitting*.
A sudden light flashed upon the mind
of Captain Beth. Why had ho never
before thought of this ?
"Miss Hesper," he said, "yon don't
mean to say that you'll forgive Pickle
for worrying your Pink ?"
" Why, he is a worriting dog," the
lady replied, dubiously.
" I'll send him away !" said the Cap
"La! what an idea. Captain! Oh,
no 1 let the critters alone. I dare sav
they'll be friends after awhile. It's all
our duties to bo friendly to one an
other, you know."
"To be sure !" acquiesced the Cap
tain, heartily. " Wherefore, it follers
thet you ana me ought to IKS friends,
as well as Pickle and Pink."
" I'm sore I've no wish to be other
wise with any body," Bai l Mine Dee
per, looking down at her knitting.
"Then," said the Captain, slowly,
and somewhat diffidently, " maybe you
would not object to—"
" To what, Captain?"
" To enter into a kinder partnership,
lon see—yon and me together— to be a
elp to one another ?"
" I'm willin' to do what help I can
for yon and my other fellow-creeters,
I hope and believe," responded Miss
Bittings, piously, " It's my duty. when
I see a forlorn body in need of help, to
do what I can to make 'em comforta
After this, very few words were neo
essary ; and an hour subsequent. Cap
tain Beth Tiller was seen with a beam
ing countenance entering the gate of
Parson Dempster's yard. And on the
following day the twain—that is, Cap
tain Beth Tiller and Miss Hesper Bit
tings—were made one.
That evening, as he sat at a luxurious
supper with his wife, to the ad
miration of the small handmaiden, and
the apparent bewilderment of Pickle
and Pink, the following note was left
for him s . ~
" Captain Tiller, I've been coniider-
VENTRE HAI.L. CENTRE CO., PA.. TIIUKS
in' of what yen said, and, aa second
thought's wisest, hv come to the con
clusion thst it will lie a comfort to liev
a hand to help uie down into the valley
o' the ahadder. Yours truly,
" Durn the valley o' the shadiler !"
exclaimed Captain Tiller, throwing
aside the note, and betaking himself
anew to his oysters.
The templing bivalves were scarcely
disposed of, when a hard knock at the
door heralded a harsh voice, which in
"Capt'n Tiller to hum J"
" Yes'm," responded the small hand
" Then give him tltis," said the hard
voice ; and a bit of ps|>er, folded tri
angularly, was thurat into the girl's
hand, while lissty steps were heard re
" Tlieiiajier contained these mysteri
ous words, in pencil:
" If Captain Tiller he will step round
at Miss C. Hobeon'a—and hope* lie will
excuse Blinker, which she knows and
believes lua iiitenUons was not to tie
rude to her, and a mistake on C. H.'s
part— I will be pleased to see him.
" Darned if I ge," muttered Captain
Tiller, lightiug his pipe.
"Why, what's it all about ?" inquired
his bride, glsueiug somewhat suspici
ously st the two notes.
Bo the captain told her
"Humph!" said Mr*. Beth Tiller;
and sat thinking, rather moodily.
"You aee," suggested her spouse
deprecatingly, "1 hadn't an idea then
that you'd have me."
Mrs. Tiller was a sensible woman, and
she accepted the explanation without
" I'lease, sir," said the smalt maid,
with very big eyes, " her'a a boy come
and bruught another letter."
'• Let's see," said Mr*. Hetli, exereis
ir.g her matrimouial privilege. Aud she
read aloud the following, written on
innk-tinted paper, and sealed in an em
bossed envelope :
" DSAH CAPTSIK TI 1.1.XH. Been ex
pecting you round to-day. Hope uo
offense ; aa you know when a woman's
took by surprise she's obliged to say
what she dont always mean. I'm to
home this evening from 7 to 10.
" Truly your*,
** Mtl.IDiA Fl'LUtB."
" Well," said the Captain, running
his fiugera through his hair, "if this
don't beat all! Rum critters, them
" And bold enough, some of 'em,'
joined in Mrs. Tiller. "Te be making
proposals to a married man !"
" Why, you see, they don't know yet
that I am married."
" Then, beet let 'em know it at onse.
Suppose yon accept all their invitations
right sway, and t*ke me along byway
of explanation, von know."
Tlie Captain ounokled with an inward
appreciation of his wife's cleverness
and wit. He took her advioe, and the
pair made the*- round of bridal calls
much to their own satisfaction, if not
to that of the recipients thereof.
Mr*. Tyron signed. Widow Fuller
laughed—somewhat hysterically, it must
be confessed—and Miss Hobson talked
ola suit for breach of promise. Not
one of the three ever forgave him.
A ( hat About Doctor*.
A medical writei says: Nothing helps
a doctor like mysteries. A man has a
pain iu the head and back. He oalls
on the doctor. He explains hia symp
toms. Now, suppose the doctor says,
" Yes, I see. Pain in the head and
back—tired. Yon, air. most rest; go
to bed early for a lew evenings : yon
must let np—rest! You are exhausted,
that's all. ' Now, that won't satisfy
von ; thers ia no science ileal that.
Von know all that yourself. You went
to the doctor to learn something about
your case, and if all te can tell you is,
"that you are tired and have got the
backache, what's the use of the accumu
lated medical wisdom of three thousand
years ? Any child could tell yon that
yon are tireil and have the backache.
Bnt snppoee the doctor carefully ex
amines the back of your bead, and vonr
spine, and asks a down questions about
tne precise location of tlie pain, what
time in tlie day it appears, etc., all
sorts of nice, ingenious questions, and
then, after some moments of profound
thought, he tella yon that ho is sorry to
say that this ia a rare case. It ia clearly
one of those remarkable cases of
periodical polarisati. n of the cerebro
spinal axis ; the ease is exactly like one
reported by a distinguished German
physiologist. The sufferer was a well
known military man. The doctor then
proceeds to write a prescription in
Latin. There are half a down in
gredients, and he informs von that the
prescription in an exact duplicate of
that which was used for tbe German
general, with the exception of a single
ingredient, which he adds because of
the difference in climate. Now, don't
yon know that you rather think that
this doctor known what'n what ? And
although yon " confound hia big names
and Latin nonsense," still it looks as
though the accumulated wisdom of the
three thousand years wan something
after all. At any rate this cerebri)
spinal axis doctor is miles ahead of the
(irlxxly I tears.
The other day a Colorado minor from
Fairplny came to tho valley for snp
plica, lie carried hie right Brm in a
aliug ; one eye was twisted ; face
scratched, torn and indented with
ridges, and head aa gniltlcaa of hair aa
a billiard ball, and looked aa if he had
been invited by aome of the Indiana to
a acalping picnic; but it turned ont
that he had received all theae wonnda
from the clawa of a grizzly. The griz
zly obtaina full growth in fcur yeara.
At aix he is in his prime, and able to
cope with any animal in exiatence. The
lion would stand a very poor show in
tho hug of a grizzly. The average
weight iH 1,200 pounds, but a number
linve been killeu in Colorado who kick
ed the beam at 1,800. Old man Oriffln,
of Canon, an early settler, and repnted
to be a sharp bear hunter, knocked over
a grizzly last fall that weighed 1,000
pounds after being dressed. The clawa
were long enongli to anchor a good
sized sloop, being nine inches in length.
He fought to the last, and, with three
balls square through the heart, charged
upon the enemy, and dropped down
stone dead so close to the old man that
ho oould touch him with his paw.
They tell a story of a foolish young
fellow, residing on Current Creek, who
made a bet that be would lasso a griz
zly and bring him into camp. He
made the experiment, and slipped a
good noose over Bruin ; but the latter
sat down upon his haunches coolly, and
oommenoed hauling in on the line. In
vaiu the horse straggled—the power at
the other end was irresistible; but,
fortunataly, the lariat broke and the
rash young man escaped.
DIBTRKHH IN BOSTON. —The Boston
Tranacript says that persons in position
to know of the matter, state that the
loss of interest and dividends and the
shrinkage on railway shares and securi
ties of railroads at the South and West,
have occasioned mnch more personal
distress in Boston than waa caused by
Hie great fire in that city,
Who'll be Victim f
This is s game which may lie played
by any number of persons; the more
player* the better. The Victim and the
I<eadcr are the more important persons
in the game, ('are must be taken by
the leader to ascertain that the Victim
does not know the game. This done he
is requoatoil to retire from the room and
wait until Btitumoued.
The Leader then arranges his com
pany iu s semicircle, and instructs thein
that they are to imitate every action of
the Victim from the time he has been
| informed of his duty, which is to find
the name of a wold thought of.
He is now requested to enter the
room. The leader gives him the fol
" You are, if you please, to watch
the actions and the words of the com-*
pany, sud from them elicit the word
Now begins the fun. The Victim
looks around lom, and very likely
twirls his mustache—a very natural ac
tion expeuded in the first nervous curi
osity to discover his whereabouts. The
players simultaneously twirl real or
imaginary mustache#, and make any
other reetleaa motion the Victim may
make, imitating his smile, and so close
ly watching his movemeuts that if he
attempts to beat a retreat to the door,
all must follow.
Let us illustrate: The Leader has
iutniduoed his Victim Victim says:
" Well, this is s comical situation."
Chorus of voices: " Well, this is," etc.
Victim laughs. All the player* laugh.
Victim puts s question. All repeat it.
After many attempts to solve the riddle,
probably he pluuges his hands in hi*
pocket*, aud says, " I'll give it up,"
when he is informed that the word is
The Iron Mountain Itallroad Bobbery.
Further particulars of the train rob
bery at (lad's liill. Missouri, are to the
effect that the rubbers' real purpose in
robbing the train was to rob Mr.
Btaunclifield, Heeretary of the Clear
water Luutier Company, whom they
expected to be on the train with #5,000;
but he waa not aboard. After the rob
tiers bad seised Conductor Alford and
the other train men, aud placed
them under guard, one of the gang
paaaed along the line of the train,
flourishing pistols, and commanded the
passengers to keep quiet, or they Would
kill the conductor aud engineer. I'art
of the band then robbed expreas and
mail car*, taking onlv the money. Tbry
afterward plundered the passenger*.
There were only twelve male passen
gers, five ladies, and several cuildreu
on the train. The total amount of
money obtained, including #I.OBO from
the exprcsa car, was #2,344. They took
onlv gold watehee from the passengers,
ami returned thoaeof General Buperin
tendent Morley, who was on the train,
and Conductor Alford, because they
had their names engraved on them.
The robber* also took #BOO from a cit
isen of Gad's Hill. The thieveaNure un
known, but it is thought that S clue to
their identity has been found. They
were traced to lilack River, six miles
west of Gad's Hill, but tlie trail waa
lest here. The Bhenffof Wayne Coun
ty ia endeavoring to organise a j>oae of
men at Piedmont to scour the country
for the roblier*. It is understood that
the Post Office Department and Adams
Express Company will take active and
vigorous measures to capture them.
A Cat's Dream.
Hhe was very still, and appeared to
be asleep, when suddenly she spraug
into the middle of the room, where she
fixed her feet on a limited spot ou the
floor, to which also ber nose waa ap
plied, aa if eloaely grasping something
which she held "in her claws. This
oontinned for a abort time, when the
noac was gently raised, and tlie viaible
attention was directed to the feet,
which atill continued their grasp : but
after a time one of them was gradually
removed, and then the other, on whicn
puss appeared greatly at a loss to im
agine whither the imaginary object
could have gone so as to escape her
grasp. Hhe looked in various direc
tions along the floor with a foolish face
of confusion ; and then again her atteu
tion was directed to the spot on which
her feet were closely pressed, as if to
examine closely whether tbe presumed
escape had been sinking through the
floor ; and when this seemed uc satis
factory tlie disappointed animal, now
widely awake, retired once more to re
examine the plase, as if ahe found it
impossible to comprehend how an ob
ject she bad so plainly seen and
grasped should have stink into nothing.
Many minutes elapsed !>efore this cat
appeared to be reconciled to the con
viction that what had been a dream
was not in truth a reality.— Land
Again the Hes-fterpent,
The latent sea-serpent story in that of
Mr. Jamen M. Jouass, on commnnioated
to Mr. Francis Francin, the well-known
finh cnltnrist, and published in the I/on
don Field for the 15th of November.
Thin gentleman is vouched for by Mr.
Francin an being a man of ncienoe, and
not easily duped. The first appearance
of the animal wan altont the middle of
Septemlmr, near Lothbeg, in Scotland,
when it wan noon by two ladies. The
next morning an animal about forty or
fifty feet long wan seen by Dr. Son tar
rushing along the shore, and occasion
ally raining its head to a height of about
four feet above the water. The next
day at noon, on a calm sea, Mr. Jon ana
saw, through a glass, about half a mila
out, a floating object which wan cer
tainly part of some wild beast, dead or
basking. It drifted along with the tide,
but at no time did it raise itnelf
higher than when tlrnt seen. The oolor
wan brown and yellow, the ap
parent sire about eight or ten feet The
cnt accompanying the communication
in the Field shown not a very distant
resemblance to some of the sketches
heretofore made of the so-called sea
WH AT Sua WORK.— Ladies, of course,
are interested in knowing " what is
worn" by the Grand Duchess Maria, the
newly made wife of the Duke of Edin
burgh. One of a number of rich Paris
ian dresses which formed part of her
elegant trousseau will serve an a sample,
It in of sky-blue terry velvet, covered
with a tunic of India muslin draped in
antique fashion. The material is so
light aud fine that the whole tunic will
pans through a ring. The folds of the
corsage are held in place by clasps of
fine pearls. The newly-made Duchess
of Edinburgh is a blonde, fair and
young, and the dress must be exquisite
ly adapted for her youth and royal
state. Probably it is literally "one of
a thousand," and it cost—a mere trifle
in royal expenditure—the little sum of
five thousand dollars in gold
ADVERTISING. —A good advertisement
in a newspaper is the best of all possi
ble salesmen. It is a salesman who
never sleeps and is never weary; who
goes after business early and late; who
accosts the merchant in his shop, the
scholar in his study, the lawyer in his
office, the lady at Iter breakfast table;
who can lie in a thousand places at
once, and speak to a million people
•very morning, saying to eaoh one the
best thing in the best manner.
)AV, FEBRUARY 1% 1H74.
AUimlsi t'iina<<|Mfa.ia frttttt Iks lairs-
Sscllss orirkhlsw a|alratts lata Iks
It Maasaa ttud y.
Professor William (Tendeniu, who
fills the clisir of anatomy in the Miami
Ciuciuuati Medical College, returned
from a professional visit to Aurora, In
diaua, twenty-six miles below, on the
Ohio river. The object of his visit was
the investigation of several cases of
trichina- spiralis, of recent oecurrenoe
in thst place. The first victims are
Mrs. Threnart, a Herman widow, and
her three children, two boys, aged four
teen and seven years, and a girl aged
Dr. Cleudenin was interviewed by a
reporter, and furnished the facts which
It ap|>ear* thst Mrs. Threnart had
two hogs killed for home consumption
about four weeks ago, one of which had
been sick, after running the streets s
mouth or so before killing. The animal
had what is called the " droop." It was
stiff in the limbs, and lost appetite, but
after dosing with sulphnr and sweet
milk it recovered and fattened up. A
quantity of sail*age was made with the
meal, and of this Mrs. Threnart and
her childreu partook freely. On Mon
day it was prepared and cooked in the
usual way. On Tuesday the parties
took sick, complained of a withering
pain in the bowels, of being very tired
and sore all over the surface of the
body. Vomiting and diarrlnea set in,
and' the family physician was called.
He thought the symptoms were those of
typhoid fever, and treated accordingly.
The illness of Uie moUier and her otiu
drvu excited the sympathy of her neigh-
Itorw, and they took it in turn te nnrae
Mrs. Hurler, wife of the Methodist
minister, with her two children, the
youngest only four year* old, was the
tlrst nurse, and devoted herself er.elu
aively to the Christian duty. Hhe took
IL her abode in the aick house, and,
when meal time came, prepared and
ate some of the sausage, together with
the youngest child. The other child
won Id not touch it.
On the next day, Thnraday, Mrs.
Uuyter aud her child were aetsed in the
same manner aa the victims she came
to nurse, and still no suspicion waa
aroused aa to the cause.
The same evening Miss Dsns, aged
nineteen, and Miaa Mollenboff, aged
twenty, two charming young women,
cans tu nurae the sick, and at supper
partook of the sausage and some of the
fried meat. They were seised with
pains in the stomach and liowels in sn
boar and were deathly sick. An old
woman prescribed hot whisky punch
and made them drink freely, which in
creased the vomiting, and they are now
A lad named Krieger, who brought
kindling wood to Mrs. Thienart'a
house, had supper aud ia also down
with the same sickness.
Finally a Mr*. Ross came and ate of
the meat and soon after took sick in the
same manner aa all the others ; bat she
at once suspected the meat aa the cause
and said so to the physician.
He called in Dr. Sntton, of the
lliwllh Department, and a scientific
analysis of the sausage, cooked and
raw,'waa made, upon which the start
ling fact waa revealed that the meat
was literally alive with the trichina
Ho tenacious is this little thing of life
that it waa seen to survive the pickling
process and the cooking of the meat
The entire carcass of the hog that had
been aick ia infected ; not even the
bones being free from the invasion of
the entoxoou. Under the microscope
it looks like knots and colls of the com
mon earth worm, with verv sharp or
pointed extremities, and while this ia
oeing written a speck of the flesh, not
larger than the head of a small pin, is
on view, and contains millions of the
maggots wriggling and twisting about,
although totally invisible to the naked
When Dr. Ulendenin left Aurora all
the patients, except the two young
ladies, were still lying very iIL The
symptoms were alike in all. A peculiar
paleness of tlie skin, with a livid puffi
neaa around the eyes, and the lower ex
tremities puffed and swollen. They lie
crunched np in bed, with the shoulder*
drawn forward and the knees drawn up
to the chin. There is a painful weak
ness in the limbs. It is painful to pro
trude the furred and thickened tongue.
The voice is husky and changed in
tone. There ia diarrhea, with a ten
dency to dysentery, thirst, complete
loss of appetite, and a fever which in
creaac* towards night.
The oldest bov and tbe girl of Mr*.
Threnart, and Mrs. Barter, the minis
ter's wife, who is a flue, keallhy woman,
will undoubtedly die ; but some hopes
are entertained that all the other vic
tims will survive.
The affair hu created the greatest
Alarm ami consternation in the con
rannity of Aurora, where there is a
Urge "German population, which live*
on pork and other meat of the hog
kind. A crowd of them invaded Dr.
Fulton's room at the hotel with pieces
of pork, (tannage and ham to have them
examined for fear of trichina*, and pub
lic oonfidence haa lteen oo mnch ahaken
in pork, aa an article of food, that the
commodity in tabooed and it in now a
drug in the Aurora market.
Demonstration at Jcrasalem.
The London correspondent of the
Jririnh Mrmtcufjrr nays that he is in re
ceipt of a private letter from Jerusalem
which gives a sad account of things in
the Holy City. Beggars are many,
laborers* few. II is, indeed, sad to hear
those continued descriptions from im
partial witnesses, of the miserable beg
garly position of the Jews of Jerusalem.
A great deal of the present misery of
the Jerusalem Jews is directly traced
to the misplaced, ill-advised generosity
of the European Jews, who think thev
are discharging a religions duty, as well
an performing s charitable act, by send
ing money in the form of CAcfwcAoA to
Jerusalem. Old men, middle aged
men, and even yonng lads, who can and
ought to be mail® to work for their liv
ing, centre their whole object in life
npon sharing in the funds obtained
from the Jews outside of Jerusalem.
The worst of it is, that the young chil
dren follow, and, in fact, are made to
follow the pernicious example of the
parents. There must eventually come
a time when concerted action will be
taken by the Jews of Enrope npon this
question. Undoubtedly great good
oonld be done with the money now sent
to Jerusalem, if a better system of dis
tribution were organized. As it is, un
der the present system, the mohey does
much more harm than good.
A traveler describes tho weather sta
tion on Pike'a Peak as s building of
stone, walls two feet thiok, thirty feet
by fifteen, and nine in height. Three
men are spending the winter there,
taking observations. They are used to
the lightness of the air, and do not ex
perience any serious inconvenience.
Water boils .it so low a temperature that
it takes about three times as long to cook
food as the ordinary level. Tne air ia
so clear that the eye can sweep a dis
tance of t#o hundred miles in every
Term*: 52.00 uYsnr, in Advance.
Wears ra. Wkisky.
Mkla laSlra mm mm Akll-Marraaia Prayer
The crusade of the women of Booth
eru Ohio against the liquor saloons,
says a CiiiotnnaU letter, nwreeaes in
exteut aul importance. At Franklin,
Warren county, the ladies are aealously
Iwaateging all the saloon keepers with
prayer meeting*. One of the Herman
saloon keener* has signed their pledge
and joined in with the services held in
i hie former barroom. The some man
had hired a baud a few day* before and
tried to give a ball a bile the lad lea were
in front singing hymns and praying.
Towarda evening tlie dancers went to
the dwelling of the manager and told
htm they eould not stand this. They
abandoned the holding of the ball at
bis house and went to the extreme
lower end of the town to a hall tht
was away from the prayer circle.
At Waynesville, Warren eoonty, sev
eral saloon keepers hold out, slid it is
said that the roughest men find it
sometimes impossible to restrain team I
as the ladies kneel cm the flags in the
oold or storm. A picket of ladies
watched the saloons on Baturdsy night
and immediately surronnded the doors
when any man tried to enter fer a drink.
One of the aaloou keepers has sold his
stock to sn active promoter of the cru
sade, and he will move Week Deputa
tions of lad tee visit eseh saloon daily.
On Katurday, at Waynesville, the largest
temperanoe tuaas meeting that has yet 1
been held assembled. The enthnaiaem
was soch that the meeting oon tin tied
fur over three hours. At one tune the
packed multitude rose m masse to
testify that they would never cease
their efforts till the laat vestige of tlie
whisky traffic is banished from the
At London, Madison county, the
ladies are visiting the saloons, gro
ceries, and drug stores. The druggists
there have unanimously signed the
pledge. The saloon keepers number
twenty-five, some of whom are hostile
and some non-committal. If ordered
oat of a saloon, the ladies immediately
organise their prayer meeting on the
sidewalk. In a temperance speech the
Rev. Mr. Ftnley said, "Yea, we will
send the ladies to these places, and if
an inault ia oflered to them, if a hand
is laid on them, let as see it; let them
dare to touch my wife ; we will rise as
one man, and enforce the law* of onr
At klcArthur, Vinton County, the ex
citement is the most intense ever known
in the village. The ladies are making
the rounds of the saloons daily, and at
each one they present the pledge to the
proprietor* to quit the sale of intoxica
ting liquors. One of the dealer* capit
ulated, closed his saloon and signed
both the persooal and dealers' pledge.
The remainder of the dealer* have
agreed to quit the bnaineea as soon aa
they can dispose of their stock on hand.
At New Vienna, Clark County, the
incorrigible and combative saloon keep
er. J. C. Van Ptlt, defies the crusader*.
He publishes a card, eaying " I have
not sold out They can't buy me out,
uor scare me out, neither will I run ;
and I shall attend to the lies that have
been published on me aa soon aa I get
through with the ao-oalled temperance
At WilUamsport, Pickaway County
committees have been organised to shut
up two drinking aalooua in tbat village.
At Middlatun, Butler County, tne
women for the last week have been busy
creating the raiding sentiment
A mas* meeting of tbe mcmi>cr* of
the various churches will be held. It
is not expected that the forty aalooua
j will be crushed bv moral suasion alsne.
The sum of #10,050 is to be raised to
carry on the legal war.
At New Lexington, Perry County, the
war ia vigorously prosecuted by about
101) ladies and 150 men. Immense tem
perance meeting* are being lie Id. at
which one of the speakers is an ex-col
onel, who rehearses tlie story of hia
downward career aa a drunkard. The
praying hand of aislera ia seventy-five
*trong. and they go their ronuds every
day Tout the majority of the beeieged
reject their overture* and oondoct their
bnainesa as beat they can.
At Hillaboro, Highland Oouutv, of
the nine saloons, including three hotel
liar*, five have closed, at leaat tempora
rily. Of the four druggists two have
agreed to sell only on prescription of a
regular physician, and the others claim
to be regular physicians. A saloon
keeper there named Dunn has issued
posters warning tbo women of Hilla
boro not to obstruct his legitimate busi
ness. Addressing the ladies by name,
lie aays " Yon are, therefore, hereby
I further notified that if such action and
trespasses are repealed I shall apply to
the laws of the State for redress and
| damage for the injuries occasioned by
'reason of tbe practices of which I com
plain. All others aiding or encouraging
von, by means of money or otherwise,
are also notified that I shall hold them
responsible for snch advice and encour
The ladies of Hillsboro, however,
have eight leaders, each commanding a
band of twenty to forty, and divide
time regularly. If the saloons will not
close uuder a regular agreement they
Jul rpose to keep a permanent guard
rom this time on until the people get
accustomed to do without saloons.
Water far Children.
It is particularly with those who have
been accustomed to water drinking,
that it would show its good effects in
after life. Daring the first nine mouths
the infant is to be nourished by its
mother's milk, which serves as food
and drink ; it is gradually accustomed
to other sustenance daring the period
of weaning. After this is accomplished,
however, the infant should hare fresh
water as well as milk.
By water d>inking in childhood and
youth, the foundation of a durable
stomach ia laid, and thus a healthy
body throughout life. The nervous
and blood systems are over-excited by
spices, beer, wine, chocolate, coffee,
etc., and thus a constant artificial state
of fever is maintained, and the process
is so much accelerated by it, that chil
dren fed in this manner do not attain,
perhaps, half the age ordained by na
ture. Besides this, experience has
taught that thev generally become pas
sionate and willful, having neither the
will nor the power to make themselves
or others happy.
Wagner and Beethoveu.
Wagner is not the only musician
whose failure to find sympathy and ap
preciation among the multitude has
reacted on himself and stimulated in
him what seems to a superficial glance,
a towering egotism. Beethoven thus
expressed himself I despise the
world which does not understand that
music is a more sublime revelation
than all wisdom and all philosophy.
♦ * As for me, lam the Baochus who
crashes ont the delicious nectar for
mankind; it is Ito whom they owe the
frenzy of mind, and when it is over, be
hold ! they have fished up a number ol
things which they bring back with
them to the shore. * * I have no
friends, I am alone with myself, bnt I
know that God is nearer me in my heart
than he is to others."
Philsdelphia is tfil, ooo,ooo in debt.
The Hen of Peter the Greet.
Alexia, the ill-fated sou of Endoeit and
Peter the Greet, had long incurred the
resentment of hia father. Of a tall and
commanding appearance, he was looked
up to by a nation among whom colossal
stature' was particularly esteemed.
Around him he had oolleotad associates
who plunged into every sort of vine and
lioeuliouaneas; be openly opposed the
reforms of bis father, and, fearing bis
displeasure, left the country.
Peter, discovering his retreat at
Naples, ordered him to return to Bt
Petersburg, promising forgiven ass if be
did so ; on tbe other hand threatening
him with the moat dreadful curses if he
refused. Alexis, reiving on his promis
es, returned, sad had barely arrived be
fore he was surrounded and imprisoned;
and then began a most painful ordeal,
which was carried on for five months.
Peter daily visited him, and working
on his weak mind, prevailed on him to
accuse himself of tbe most dreadful
Crimea, and to name all tbe friends who
were in any way implicated. He then
nominal'y consulted the priest* and no
bles what oourse to porn*; they, in sws
of bis power, pronounced sentence of
death ngainst Alexia, and Peter, in
spite of his previous protestations, con
firmed it. Bested in s prison *t Mos
cow, by s dim light, we see the unfortu
nate prince bearing the aeotenea from
the lips of hia father, who actually
mingled hia tears with bit. The door
opens, and a vial is handed to the mon
arch. who pours oat the contents and
proffer* them to hia son as a soothing
draught He then retire*. Alexis
raises to his lips tbe poiaooed cup, 101 l
ll rinks, convulsions of the moat dread
ful nature follow, and before morning
be lies a corpse. Peter gave ont that
the news that sentence of death had \
been pasaed upon him bad operated .
fatally on his feeble constitution. Thus
perished the heir to tbe Rnsaian Empire. [
Peter afterward altered the order of
succession in favor of his consort Cath
erine, who reigned for two years after
him. At her death she bequeathed her 1
crown to Peter, the sou of Alexia, who
ascended the thrown si the age of
twelve, under the title of Peter 11.
tirspe TIM Worn.
Biz or eight year* ago a Utile crea
ture, bearing the imposing name of
Phylloxera raMatnx, flrst commenced
ita ravage* on the grape-Tina* of
France. It was behoved to hare been
imported with some plant* from the
United State*, and it apread with each
amazing rapidity, and poaaaaand a neb
destructive propensities, that it created
grrat alarm. There seemed to be sev
eral varieties of the insect, differing in
appearance, and some attacking the
leaves of the vines, while others at
tacked the root*. The vine-grower*
were in a state of consternation at the
ravages of this mysterious pest In the
middle and south of France there is s
large section of country whose popula
tion depend for their livelihood upon
the suooeaa of the vine cult a re. Con
sequently the plague appalled them.
The government offered a prize of
twenty thousand francs for the discovery
oi a remedy, but without avail. De
coctions of various kinds, floods of
water, and chemical preparations were
applied to the vines, bat whatever killed
the l assets aerionsly injured the vine*.
M. Flan ebon, an ingenious naturalist,
bethought him* If of a novel mode of
extirpating this plague by setting one
insert to war upon another. Planehon
ascertained that in oertain American
wine-growing districts the Phylloxera
wu hunted to death by a tiny foe called
the orartM, which utterly destroyed
them in whatever form they existed en
the vine. Therefore specimens of this
American Phylloxera committal were
imported, sad were exhibited at a re
oent meeting of the Academic
S'clmcr*. When this creature is de
posited upon the vines ot mmec, and
left to wage his good warfare, his pro
gress will be watched with intense in
terest by millions.
It is almost worth while being tick if
one can only hare a malady with a fine
name. A lady came to me, perhaps a
year ago, and gre.vely told me. ** I am
suffering from pe larixatton of the cere
bro-spinal axis." She was aara this
was her malady. A certain doctor who
was educated "in Europe had carefully
examined her ease and assured her that
the maladr was " Polarisation of the
cerebrospinal axis." The doctor ad
vised a European trip, with the use of
iodide of potassium and bromide of po
tassium. She wished me to examine
her case and tell her what I thought of
it. After a few inquiries, I said, "It's
the backache. You must take <>iT your
corsets, keep your feet warm and go to
bed at 9 o'clock." She soon got well,
but I think was never altogether satis
fied with giving up that grand name for
plain backache, or with exchanging
iodide of potassium for abandonment of
cornet, or bromide of potassium for bed
st 9 o'clock.
Cerebro-spinal meningitis u not, as
many people seem to think, a specific
disease like small-pox, but exhaustion
accompanied by irritation or inflamma
tion of the membranes of the brain and
spinal cord. It ia a logical result of
our past mode of life. We breathe a
bad air, live in the shade, neglect exer
cise, keep bad hours, -ad rush things
generally. Naturally, our heads and
backs become exhausted, and on# now
and then takes on a little congestion of
those parts and dies. The same disease
has prevailed among the exhausted for
hundreds of years/but now a new and
grand name has been invented for it
No one who leads a sensible life will be
likely to suffer from an attack of this
malady.— THo Lew it.
A Little Heroine.
Onoe in a while ia told aome story of
heroism in a child which ought to help
the professional cynic to a little faith
in his kind. Not long ago a young
girl, lost in the woods with her little
brother, protected him from the weather
all through a bitter night at the cost of
her ownfrosen limbs. Borne day ago
three children, a little girl of six, her
brother only four, and another little boy
six years old, went to a pond in Ken
tucky to skate. That day the ioe had
been cut from half the pond, and the
aix-vear-old boy skated directly into
the" deep water and sank. The three
small creatures were all alone there.
The four-year-old tried to reecue the
poor child, but failed ; then the little
girl, with a presenoe of mind a woman
might be proud to own, walked to the
edge of the ice, waited until the boy
rose gasping, seized him and draw him
out. What a glittering romance might
be built upon this true story of a
child's courage !
PRESERVING EGOS. —J. G. Higgins,
Delhi Mills, Mich., writes; Dip them
in boiling hot water, taking out imme
diately, thru lay them in fresh salt,
separate from each other, small end
down. To my certain knowledge, eggs
that were packed after this plan last
summer were as fresh apparently when
nsed in April last as when laid. I know
one woman who sold a hundred dozen
at one time, during the winter, when
they were high, that were put down
wering tb# rummer in this way they;
dure all good.
i 1 terns of latarmU
Thn* Aikuto obitfi bin boon
hang*! for cowardice.
Druggist* sr* not inappropriately
termd the "pillsrs" of society.
Ndlli Omni acknowledges b#r en
gagement, and will bo ma mod early in
Hero is the newest floral sentiment:
" It yon wish for bout's esse, don't
look to ma/i-gold."
Biitoon peroons were killed by *n ac
cident on the railroad between Edin
burgh and Glasgow.
The oil wells of Western Pennsyl
vania spout out daily to the extent of
abont 40,000 barrels."
A oouple at Woodvills, Joes, bam
been divorced four times, and now eon
template a fifth reunion. •
A Boston paper thinks that drills*-
tion will not be complete nntil some
snbotitote it found for buttons.
At the great fire In Teddo, Japan, in
December, one merchant lost 100,000
bales of silk, valued at $1,500,000.
A grand inter state exhibition for
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois will
be held at Dubuque in September
The Britiah Government haa received
an official dispatch from Zanaibar con
firming the report of Uw death of liv
A malicious person says that cotton
sheets and newspaper sheets arc alike
in the respect that a great many people
lie in them.
A dog with two tails was aeea in
Gcnnantowu the other day. One be
longed to an ox, and was carried in the
mouth of the canine.
The Ohio Legislature has intodncsd
s bill fixing s fine of from $5 to SBO for
pointing any kind of firearms st * per
son, loaded or M unloaded."
An Indianapolis beggar goes about
selling hia wife's wedding-ring to buy
bread for hia children. He has already
sold seventy-five of it
The bill providing for oompnlaory
education hna peeeed the Illinois Legis
lator*, sod n similar measure is now
pending in the lows Legislature,
Ohio is getting alarmed about its
marriage laws since a Springfield paper
haa solemnly stated there is not a le
gally married man in the State.
Five women and a yoke of oxen pro
duced seven bales of cotton, sod grain
enough for horns eoneumption end to
•ell, on n Booth Carol ins plantation
A Dubuque young lady gave np the
man she loved, and took tbsjMgktar.
Old Cnrmndgsoa, who has always
hated the small boy. expresses hi* grati
fication at the mildness of the winter.
He expects much from the thinness of
the ise this year.
Sunday two vonng man, of Albany,
engaged" in a wresting match, daring
which one of them, Edward Dolor., wns
thrown to the ground with aneh force
sa to sustain n fracture of the leg.
The whaling baaluaea ta rapidly be
coming extinct in this eouatiy. The
entire whaling fleet of the counter
number* bat 171 vessels, 30 Teasels
having been taken off daring the year.
According to the offietal account on
exports, the value of talegxaphic wirra
and apparatus forwarded from the Uni
ted Kingdom lset year bad Increased to
2,309,863/. from only 808,313/. in the
The cranberry growers of Sew Jersey
have sent Queen Victoria two barrels
of cranberries to eat with her turkey
and venison, providing her also with s
recipe for cooking and serving them in
A New Orleans paper beasts that their
city can produce to the square yard
more young men who part their hair in
the middle, wear canes, and daily air
themselves in front of bar rooms, than
mast cities of its sine.
Cod-liver oil has been need with suc
cess for fattening poultry by on exten
sive owner of feathered stock in one of
the citT suburbs. The grain given to
the chicken* ia soaked in the oil, end
the chickens like it
The Director General of the Centen
nial Exposition declares that be haa
been'naked by eight newspaper eorre
spond< nte in Wasimijrton for money for
their influence with Congiwaa in In TOT
of an appropriation.
A gorgeous Georgia girl recently
peddled out 800 kisses si 10 cents a
smack and than gain the money to tha
The"rouag meo of that
their individual and collective brgne.
that charity is divine.
The greatest breadth of the State of
Pennsvlvawn is one hundred and aev
cnty-six miles, and the gieatoto length
two hundred and eighty miles. It eon
taint twenty-eight millions three ban
dred and sixty-two thousand eight hun
dred and eight acres of land.
A New Bedford paper tella ask ry
about a shopkeeper, who advised a lady
customer to buy two mohair switches
instead of one, as the article was be
coming scarce. He said that the man
whom he hired to hunt mocs had only
caught twe within a fortnight
When it ia desired to nuke skins aa
soft aa kid, soak them in a mixture of
two quarts of bran and one gallon of
water for three days, take them ont and
rub them with a handful of salt (if
they have bair or wool on, add pow
dered alum to the salt), and hang up
Said Lord John Boaeel to Home at a
social dinner : " What do you consider
the object of legislation?" "The
greatest good to the greatest number.
••What do von consider the greatest
number f "continued his lordship.
•' Number one, my lord," was the com
moner's prompt reply.
There are many fruits which never
turn sweet untill the frost has touched
them. There are many nuts that never
fall from the bough of the tree till the
frost has opened and ripened them.
And there are mauy elemenUofUte
that never grow sweet and beautiful till
sorrow touches them.
The series of fourteen "extras''
issued by the New York Ttibwne are
undoubtedly the cheapest and beat
popular scientific publication in the
world. The Tribune will send free to
any applioant a circular giving the full
contents and details of this remarkable
" Library for One Dollar."
An old living in the outskirts of
Williamburg, Mass., recently left his
horse sUnding in t sUblf wkew th©
water ran in, till the horse fro** his
feet and legs and died. Whereupon
the boys of the place took the dead
horse out of the stable and hung him
up in the yard, with a label indioatin'
their opinion of the old man's cruelty
Indian antiquity studies show : 1
That the primitive inhabitants of the
Mississippi Valley were contemporary
with the mammoth and the mastodon.
2. That the earth-mounds of the red
race are fully a thousand year* old, and
some much oldek. 8. That the Indian
occupancy dates back aa far aa tha
earliest trace* of man in Western
The Dutch troops in Aoheen have
taken the moeque by assault. They
were twioe repulsed with a loss of 2k)
killed and wounded, including twelve
officers. The bombard ment of the
Kraton had only produced an insignifi
cant effect up to January 12, m the
enemy haa good ironclad defens? re
works. The Dutch are now appronch
ing this position by asp, and will kvrow
up a breaching battery.
Among the smaller duties of life I
hardly know any one more important
than that of not praising where psaise
is not due. Reputation is one of the
£rixes for whieh men contend. It ia, ® B
[r. Burke calls it, " the cheap defence
and ornament of nations, and the nqrse
of many exertions ;"it produces toore
labor and more talent than twice Ale
wealth of a country could ever rear up.
It is ooin of genius; and it ia the im
perious duty of every man to bestow it
with tha moat scrupulona justice and
the wisest eoonomy.— Sidney Amtth.