The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, September 03, 1874, Image 1

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    Between the Two
Th# rine baresth rey winds*
Ran. over lbs trehl* wall.
And climbs to IUV neighbor'* l.ltlc.
Tp there in tb# tnr-*t Is'l.
It bind* the two tn^ftlior
With • .winging bridge of given.
And mail? a fluttering footstep
Got. airily hot* e< ...
Th. severed wind, of he.veu
Moot frcr.i on<h ar.d north.
And tb t>ird from op|v i'o garden.
Flit friendly bacV and f 'lt', ,
Ah 1 why. niv beautiful neighbor,
RUonld a. be uliv alone "
I hav. ent you m* heat t *.l
Ob, send me hao, xour own !
A Bunch of Keis.
There * a tender *poi in exerT beat!
For Reait*. tl anW God, are human
And th. key* that unlock their inner court.
Are held by n an and aonut:
lb. feeble touch of a childish band
Max- a stalwart life tie .waving.
And the Wrong heart, Lxalluu.ed to ail be-: ie
The weakest xxf will, obeying.
Th. simplest prayer ihat as* ever b-ped
Ry a child with ,u> mother kneeling,
When tl.c shades* gather at exeutide,
Ita way to the *oul is feeing ,
Twill cleave a path through the ein without
To th# good tha: within i. s'eepiug.
Where th. heart. 'tiealh a buidca of year, of
Homo remnant of Heaven is keeping
There are finger* ao fragile as barely to keep
Life'* brittle ihrea 1 frxxw lxreakiug .
Tet in heart, which they oj>eu and hxjld at .b
The fairs. 1 of FJeus are making.
If on soula tliat *e more by our hghict touch
We were more of love-beet o*iug.
Rows would blossom to hlees our Uvea
Where thistle* and brier, are growing.
The lowest beaiu bold other heait*
To all are some keys belonging.
And the spirit wa.ta for lb. kec;<er'a touch
With auxix>u. ai d tender longing ;
A .mile, a worxl. a kindly" act.
A prayer, though in weakness given,
Will help to faahicxu our way# below.
And opea the gat. to Uraven.
"Oh, girls ! I shall just die, I know
I shall!" exo'aimed belle Burnett,
going off into an hysterical fit of laugh
ter, which she vzinly tried to smother
behind an elegant lace-edged handker
" Whst is it, you provoking thing ?
Why don't you tell Us, so we can laugh
*• Well—Ton—see," she gasped ont
at last, " we've got a lie* pupil, tLe
queerest looking thing you tver saw. 1
happened to be in Madam's room when
eke arrived. She came in the stage,
and had a mite of au old-fashioned hair
trunk, not much biggci than a baud
box, and she came into Madam's room
with a funny little basket in her hard,
and sat down as if she had ooine to star
forevtr. She said, 'Are you Madam
Gazin ?' 'Yes," she r<.plieJ, 'that is
my name.* ' Well, I've come to stay a
year at your school." And then she
E" ulled her handkerchief out of the bas
et, and unrolled it until she came to
an old leather wallet, and actually took
out two hundred ai.d fifty dollar* and
laid it in Madam's hand, saying, 'That
is just the amount, I believe ; will you
please give me a receipt for it ?' You
never saw Madam look so surprised. She
actually didn't know what to say for a
minute ; but she gave her the receipt,
asked a few qncstions, and had her
taken to So. 10, and there she is now,
thir very minute - "
" Well, what was there so fanny
tbont all that 5"
" Why, this : she has ml bair tucked
into a black net, and looks just like a
fright even way. She bad on a brown
delaine dress, without a sign of a ruffle
or trimming of any kind, and the shab
biest hat and shawl ycu ever saw.
Tcu'll lsngh, too, when you see her."
Belle Burnett w&a an only child, and
her wealthy father was pleased to
gratify her every whim. So, besides
being far too elegantly dressed for a
school girl, she was supplied with
plenty of pocket money, and being very
generous and full of life and fun, she
was the acknowledged leader among
Madam's pupils.
Ween t e tea-bell rang, the new
comer * escorted to the dining-room,
and introduced to her schoolmates as
Mies Finnie Comstock. She had ex
changed her brown delaine I r a p'ain
calico dress, with a bit i f white edging
about the neck. She did look rather
queer, with her small, thin, freckle.!
lace, and her ret] hair brushed straight
back from her face, and hidden as much
as possible under a large black net, and
but for the presence of Madam her first
reception wonld HATE been exceedingly
unpleasant. She was shy and awkward,
and evidently ill at ease among so many
strangers. As soon is possible she
hastened back to the seclusion of her
own room. The next day ahe was ex
amined, and assigned to her place in
the different classes, and, to the sur
prise of all, she was far in advance of
those of her age. Bat this did not
awaken the respect of her schoolmates,
as it should have done. On the con
trary, Belle Burnett and her especial
friends were highly incensed about it,
and at once commenced aarrieeof petty
annoyances, whenever it was safe to do
it, which kept poor Fannie miserable
indeed, although she seemed to take no
notice of it. A few weeks passed by.
Her lessons were always perfectly re
cited. Sue m*de no complaint of the
slights and sneers of her companions,
but kept out of their way as much as
possible. Her thin face grew paler,
DMrever, and there were dark rings
about her eyea. A watchful friend
would have seen that all these things
were wearing cruelly upon her young
life. One Saturday the very spirit of
wickeanpss seemed let loose among
tbem. Madam was away; the otbei
teachers were busy in their own rooms.
Fannie had been out for a walk, and
was near the door of her room when a
dozen or more of the girls surrounded
her, clasping hands together so she was
a prisoner in their midst. For a mo
ment she begged piteously to be re
leased, bnt they only laughed the more,
and began going snnnd and around,
singing something which Belle bad com
posed—cruel, miserable, insulting
words. She stood for an instant pale
and still ; then with a piercing cry she
burst through the ring, and ru-bing
into her room, closed and locked the
door. Through their wild peals of
laughter the girls heard a strange moan
and a heavy fall.
" I believe she has fainted," said
" What shall we do?" said another.
For a moment they atood there,
sober enongn ; then one of tbem ran
for the matron and told ber that Fannie
Comstock had fainted in her room, and
the door was locked.
She had a long ladder pnt to the
window, and sent the janitor to see if it
was true. Fortunately the window was
open, and in a few moments he bad
unlocked the door from the inside.
The girls were huddled together in a
frightened group, while Madam lifted
the poor girl and laid ber upon the bed.
Bbe was in violent spasms. The doctor
was sent for, bat when the spasms
ceased alarming symptoms set in, and
he prononnced it a serious caseof brain
fever. It is impossible to tell thq
shame and remori-e of the conscience
stricken girls. They were not brave
enongh to confess their guilt, bat hang
around the sick room offering their
tervioes, vainly wishing that they
might atone for it in some way. But
their presence only excited the poor
sufferer, so they were all sent away.
Day after day passed and still she
ravt din violent delirium. The little
•liair trunk was searched, to find some
clew to her friends, bnt there was noth
ing in it but the plainest, scantiest sup
ply of clothes. Day after day the
doctor came, looking grave and anx
ious, and at last the crisis came. For
many hours she lay as if dead, and not
a noise was permitted to disturb the
FRED. KURTZ, Editor ami Proprietor.
awful lil.nw while they waited to sec
it she would liv> or dto. At lut she
opeuetl Iter eyes; and the suspense
xx ae relieved by nit assuring wx'rxi from
tin- diVtor, that wirh careful nursing
she Wxtuld Mwu he well again. But her
convalescence was alovr ami tedious
after all.
Iler fxxrmer tonnentxxrw .larcxl not
s{w>ak of what they hal dxue, hut they
si lit daily little bouquet* of fragrant
dower*, or fruit and ot.ier delicacies t>
t-nipt her returning appetite. ller
eyes won hi light up with surprise aud
pleasure at tne little gifts. Amidst all
her wild ravings tix>t a Wx'rd of com
plaint at the ill-treatment ahe had te
0* ivoxl ever eacaped her hps.
One day Madam was sitting by her
aide, and as she wemexl to he so inticu
stronger, she ventured to ask alter her
•• I have no friends. Madam ; ouly
c >usin John, wh< has a large family of
his own, ami has never eared f T me.
Mother diexl when I was horn. 1 had a
step-mother, but father died five years
ago, and I've takru care of myself ever
•• Auxl you are ouly fifteen uow t"
" Yes, ma'am."
*' Uow did yon ever get the money
to pay for a ytar's board ami tuition
here ?"
" 1 earned it all, madam, every cent
of it. As soon as 1 was big enough 1
went into a factory, and earned two
xixillars a week at first, ami. finally,
three ami a half, atixl I workuxl for mv
board nights ami mornings."
•* P.>or child I"
"Oh no, ma'am. I was very glad to
do it."
" Hut how did yon keep along so well
with your studies ?"
" I'used to fix a book open on the
loom, where I eeuld catch a sentence
now ami then, and the overseer did not
object, because I always did my work
wi 11. You see, maJaui, 1 want to lie a
teacher sometime, and 1 knew I'd have
a better chance to learu here than any
where else, ao I just determined to do
" What are your plans for tue long
vacation ?"
" I must go back to the factory and
earn enough to get sexnio warmer
clothes for the winter. You see,
Madaui, why I can't afford to dress
Madam's heart was full. She beut
over the white, thin little face and
kissed it reverently.
That evening, when the girls gather
ed in the chapel for worship, she t.ld
Faun ie's story. Tuere was uot a dry
eve in tne room. The moment Madam
finished, Belle Burnett sprang up, with
the tears pocriug down her cheeks.
"Oh, Madam! Wehave been awfully
cruel and wicked to that poor girl. We
have made fun of her lrorn the flr-t,
and she would never have been sick as
she was if we had not torment* d her
almost to death. I was the most to
blame; it was I that led on the rest,
and we have suffered terribly a 1 these
weeks, fearing she might die. Y'oumay
expel me, or punish me any wv you
please, for I deserve it; and I shall go
down on my knees to ak her pardon,
as soon as jou will let me see her."
"My child, shocked to hear this !
I can scarcely believe that any of my
pupils would ill-treat a companion be
cause she was so unfortunate as to be
plain, and poor. But you have made a
uobie confession. ::nl I forgive you as
freely as 1 believe *■!.■ will, when she
knows how truly jou have repented of
your nnkiudntss." By degrees, as she
was able to bear it, one after another
went to Fannie and begged her for
giveness, which was freely granted.
She said, " I don't wonder you made
fun of me. I know I was poorly dr #•
ed, and awl ally homely, i would have
pulled every hair out of my head years
ago, only i knew it would grow in
again as red as ever. But, oh 1 if 1
could have felt that I had jtut one
friend among you I could have borne
it; but, somehow, it just broke my
heart to have you ail turn against me."
After this she gained rapidly, and
one fine morning the doctor said she
might join the girls in the drawing
room for an hour before tea. There
bad been a vast deal of whispering and
hurrying to and fro of late, among the i
girls, of which Fannie had been totally
unconscious in the quiet seclusion of
her room.
At the appoints! time Madam her
self came to assist her, and, leaning
upon her strong arm, the yonng girl
walked feebly through the long hall,
and down the stairs.
" My dear, the giris have planned a
little surprise for yoo, to make the
honr as pleasant as possible."
She opened the door, seated Fannie
in sn easy chair, and the girls came
gliding in, with smiling faces, singing
a beautiful song of welcome. At i's
close, Belle Bu'nctt approached and
placed a beautiful wreath of flowers
upon her head, saying : " Dear Fannie,
we crown you our queen to-day, know
ing well how far above us all you are
in His sight Who looketh upon the
heart instead of the outward appear
anro. You have taught us a lesson we
shall never forget, and we beg you to
accept a token of sincere love and re
pentance for our treatment of yon in
the past, which you will find in your
room on yonr return."
Fannies eyes were fnll of tears, nnd
she tried to aay a few words in reply,
bnt Madam spoke for lier, and, alter
another song, they followed their newly
crowned queen to the dining-room,
where a most tempting feast was laid,
in honor of the occasion. Farnie was
quietly, tearfnlly happy through it all,
yet ao wearied with the unusual excite
ment that Msdani said she must not see
the girls' " Peace Offering " that night.
The first thing she saw the next morn
ing was a fine large trunk, and lying
upon it a card, " For Miss Fannie
Comstock, from ber teachers and
school-mates." Having opeued it, ahe
saw it was packed full of n< ally-folded
gwments ; but she had not time to ex
amine its contents until after breakfast,
when they left her alonu with her won
derful giit. There were prettv dresses
and sarques, a flue new liatauii purasol,
gloves and ribbons, cuffs and collars,
undergarments in abundance—indeed
everything wbicb a young school girl
could possibly need. Every one of
Madam's two hundred and ten pupils
had contributed from her choicest and
best, to furnish a complete oulflt lor
their less favored mate. At the very
bottom was a well filled writing-desk, an
album coutaiuing all their pictures, and
a pretty pnrse containing Ave dollars,
and the following note from Madum :
MY DEAB CHILD— This shall be a
receipt iu full for all expenses, during
whatever time yon may choose to re
main in the seminary, which I present
to you as a sincere token of my love
and respect. JEANETTE QAZIN.
They found her at dinner-time on the
floor, snrionnded by ber new treasures,
crying like a baby; bat it did her good.
She was Boon able to resume Lei.
studies, and was ever after treated with
kindness and consideration, even
though all her hair came out and left
her head as bald as ber face, so she bad
to wear a queer cap-like wig for many
weeks. When the long vacation ar
rived, Belle carried ber off to her beau
tiful home on the Hudson, where, for
the first time in her life, she was sur
rounded *nvith beauty and luxury on
every side, and was treated as a loved
•nil honored guest. It WHS not long
before the hatxfnl wig WHS ca*t aside,
ami Frttinie's IHWII WHS coveted with H
profu.ixiti of dark subitrn cutis, which
were indeed H crow ti of glory that tumlo
her plain fa<>e almost l> - ottiful.
Gentle, living, aud beloved by nil,
she reuiaim-xl in too seminary until she
graduated with houor, att<r which
Madam x flft rod her the (HtMlum of hruxl
teacher, with a most liberal salary,
which she gratefu ly accepted.
Mashing the Iti-lde of the Hotly.
There is u<> cavity of the body which
water is not tltt<-i fxir if you can got it
IU properly. Why, one of the very
Ixcst things you can do is 10 wash your
bkanl ; aud the greate st folly we com
mit iu going through our liv< s from
childhootl to gravtx silence is that we
do not wash our blood as we ought.
Infusion* of coffee, t< a, chocolate or
cocoa or cider or Iwer do not wash the
blood, because, with the flutd so takeu
in, something is oartied iu which be
fx>uls auxl defiles the blooxl. Jti*i let a
man say to himself, " It is Saturday
night. 1 have worked liurxl all the
wee k, and Sunday shall he a day of
rest to me. 1 am m>w going to give
my system txetweeu this ami Monday
morning a gxiod thorough washing. '
So he begins to driuk, and drinks but
little at a time, yet between Saturday
night ami Monday morning a healthy
man can driuk, without prvsluciug any
disturbance, a gallon of water. Now
let this come into aud go through his
circulation—through the lung* and skin
and kidneys aud IHWO1S the waste ma
terials are carried off—ami when Mon
day morning cornea, if lie jumps out of
the bed aud gives his external skin a
good washing, the water that he washes
in will be foul. Or if he prefers to
test that question tuore thoroughly, all
he has to dx) is to take a clean sheet,
and wetting it iu good soft, pure water,
be wrapped up iu it aud he forty-five
or sixty minutes, aud then have the
sheet washed iu a tub of water, and it
will color the water so it will look dirty.
The mau has been washexl inside—his
bhxod has been washed. When you
have washexl his blood, tissues, !>oues,
nerve, muscle, Binew, membrane, and
hrwiu, ami everything iu him, he oau
defy all pestilence for that wek. The
washing of a peraou's inside is as neces
sary as the washing of a pxerson's out
side, aud the washing of a pi rsou'a
clothes, and yet there are those who
are very particular to have their clothes
washed with great care who arc not at
all particular to wash them elves.—
l)r. Jack/ton.
An Aboriginal Specimen.
Ihe Sacramento I'nion ssvs that, on
the down-tram of the <1 ty before, the
most observe I of the passe ngers was a
tvannock Indian boy, about three years
of age, who was being taken through by
Wells, Fargo & Co."a Express, from
some stvtiyu on the plains, to San Fran
cisco, for a resident of the latu-r place,
lie was a bright little chap, and clad
onlv m a couple of shirts, extending a
trifle below las knees. His head and
feet were bare, his hair had a " fighting
cut," and altogether he had a cool, free
and easy appearance. About las neck
were two of the express c uapaiiy's par
cel tag", showing from whence he came
and where he was going, and frern u
e>>rd alaiut his waist hung suspended
buckskiu bag, containing a lew stash
coins, marbles, etc., his entire earthly
possessions, with the exception of a
string c f colored glass beads. II" takes
to traveling kindly, noticed every thing
a!x>ut him, and only i xhibited fear
when a large man. wearing a stovepipe
hat, stepped up at the depot to inter
view him. II • was as active and imita
tive as a monkey. Shortly before the
train reached the city, he observed the
express agent polishing his l its.
When the latter had fiuished, the young
redskin picked up the brush, applied a
liberal quantity of blacking to his i.wn
bare feet, and, after polishing fir
while, grunted his disgust because he
could not effect a "shine."
A Wife's ForglvcufM.
Lucy H. Hooper, writing from Paris
to the Philadelphia Pre as, says : "One
of the sisters of Irrna, Mile. M-e u.i
Marie, espoused some ten years ag >,
when quite a child in years, her cousin
M. Marie de l'lsle, and her conjugal
misfortunes are now exciting public
.comment and sympathy. Her husband
treated hei very cruelly, and a short
time ago she separated from liiin, a
proceeding which rendered him furious
against her ; and met ting ber one day
in front of the Cafe du Rotunde, on the
Boulevard Comedies, bo pursued her
for some distance, uttering the most
violent threats, and declaring that lie
wonld kill himself or kill her. Finally
heaimtdablow at her with a dagg r,
but was seized by the police at that mo
ment and taken away to prison. Re
cently his trial took place, and his wile,
though forced to appear against him,
begged most earnestly that he might
bo released, declaring repeatedly that
she fargave him freely. The culprit
attempted no defense, saying that he
adored his wife and could not live with
out her; but the lomaiitic circumstances
of the caae had no effect on the stern
and hard-hearted judge, who sentenced
this loving husband to fllteen months'
imprisonment for assault with intent to
Young Alligators.
Col. Caleb G. For*hey, of tbo New
Orleans Academy of Heience, aprnjMis
of the qnation whether snakes swallow
their young, states that this habit is
certainly foun>l among alligators.
" That alligators swallow their voting,"
says Prof. For.-hey, " I have had oc
cular demonstration in a single case ,
aud have the universal tradition ol
negroes and whites in this region of
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, that
such is their habit. In the winter ol
1848-44 I was engaged making a survey
on the banks of the Homoehitto lake.
The day wus warm and sunny, and as i
halted near the margin ola poud part
ly dried np to pick up some shells, I
started a litter of young alligators, that
scamj K- red off. yelping like puppies,
and retreating some twenty yards to
the bank of Lake Homoehitto, I saw
them reach their refuge in the mouth
•if a five-foot alligator. Hlie evidently
held open her mouth to receive them,
as, in single file, they passed in beyond
my observation. The dam then turned
slowly round and slid down be
neath the water, passing into a large
opening in the bank,beneath the root of
an ash tree. Doubtless this refuge is
temporary, aud the young are rel.-a< <1
at their own or the mother's pleasure."
THEIR WAT*.— The ways of women
are past finding out. It is said that the
lailiea of Hartford, Ct., have a fashion
of tying up their taper fingers when
yoniig gentlemen are i xpeeled to call,
and when they very naturally ask the
cause they blushingly remark : " 1
burnt them broiling the steak this
morning." The result is, that several
young gentlemen have burned their
lingers believing the story.
A San Francisco paper says that the
cost ol J viug in that city is higher than
in any Liber Northern city, with the
possible xception of New York.
thoughts fur Saturday Mglit
lie who promise* tuns ii. debt.
All halm- stow by Unseen degrees.
Youth hold* no society xvith grief.
Fair trasses man a imperial race en
The worst of tuad men is a saint run
The flower of sweetest smell is shy
ami low Iv.
To be fu iotisly religious i* to be ir
religiously religious.
Ni> woman is educated who is not
equal to the successful liialiugemeut of
a iutudy.
If there bo n crime of deeper dye
than all the guilty tram of human vices,
it is ingratitude.
Take care t > be an economist in pros
perity ; there i* no tear of your being,
one in adversity.
It is not in m >rUls to command sue
ee**, but we will xlo' mure, Hcmproni
out; xm will deserve tl.
It i* a lively spark of nobleness to
descend in most favor to otic when he is !
lowest in affliction.
AbrtiptiiMts is un eloquence in part
ing, w hen spinning out the time is but
the weaving of a new sorrow.
Txi nituutoiu au opmioti because it is
thine, uinl uot because il is true, is to
prefer thyself aliove the truth.
There is no uiau so friendless but
that he can find a friend sincere enough
to tell htiu disagreeable truth*.
It is gin*! discretion not to make tx>o
much of any niau at first, because one
cannot hold out that proportion.
All sects are xliffernil because tliey
come from man; morality is every
where the same because it comts from
With parsimony, a little is sufficient,
and without it nothing is snfii unit ;
whereas frugality makes a pox.r man
Tnere i* no mockery like the mockery
of that spint which look* around in the
world and believes that ail is empti
Mill aud valley, sea* and constella
tion*, are but stereotypes of divine
ideas appealing to and ana we red by the
living soul of man.
A fir i* a very light burden ; hut if it
were to perpetually return ami settle
ou one'* n< se, it might weary us out
of our live*.
PxuxtUvenesa i* a most ahsurxl fcibl
If you are 111 the right, it lessens your
tiiutuphs; if iu the wrong, it adds
shame to Yi>ur defeat.
language of Insert* and Animals,
Our notice waa lately attracted to the
lab <rw of a colony of small black ants,
which has taken tip its abode in a chink
in the wall outside our office window.
A solitary ant. evidently on a private
foraging expedition, suddenly encoun
tered a scrap of lirea I. which hs-1 fallen
ou the sill several feet xroin his home
Instead of nipping off a fragment and
carrying it awav, the insect apparently
made a careful examination of the en
tire piece and then turned aud ran a*
full speed hack to the hole. Iu au in
staut hundreds of ants emerged and
marched directly to the bread, which
they attacked, aud very speedily, mor
sel bv morsel, transported it to their
Another pood inn'anre is thut of a
terrier dog belonging t > a friend, from
whom we obtained the facts. The ani
mal somehow, it seems, excited the ire
of a larger dog, and accordingly receiv
ed ati unmerciful shaking. Shortly
afterward the terrier was seen iu close
consulta'ion with a huge Newfound
land. The resu't was that both trotted
•IT together, ai d found the terriers' a*
railaiit, which then and there reoeived
a furious thrashing from the New
foundland, Willie the t. rner wagged his
tail in high glee.
The last case which came under our
own observation was that of brood of
very young chickens which, losing their
parent, refused to go with another hen
but manifested an extraordinary aff-c
--tion for a pair of turk'-v* almost a* ju
venile as themselves. The turkeys havw
assumed all the parental functions,
scratching worms for their charges,
and gathering them under their wings,
while the chickens ap|er to compre
hend the significance of the turkeys
'• jieep " equally as well as they did the
clucking of their natural mother.
In the case tif the ant*, it is clear that
the single insect must have imparted
the news of his discovery to an < utire
community of his fellows ; iu that of
the dogs, the t* rrier must have made the
Newfoundland understand the circum
stances of his misfortune ami so secur
d sympathy and assistance ; lastly, be
tween the chickens aud turkeys, apart
from tho singularity of the relation, it
ia curious to remark that the language
of one fowl was understood by others
of different species.— Scientific Amer
Something A boat Sword Fishing.
A correspondent of (be London T> U
gram tella something of thin exciting
sport. 110 went out ft few days ago
with a party which secured in twenty
four honrs three splendid fish. lie
says : U:i reaching tlie ground*, shout
twenty-fire miles southeast of Hlock
Inland, wo began to night the fish and
prepared to fasten them. " Steady
yobr helm," is passed in whispers;
"luff a little;" "now bear awsy;"
"just as she goes"—the man at the
wheel takes the wink and follows the
graceful movements of the noble fish.
The next moment the harpoon i seen
to descend with lightutng speed, the
llsh is struck and quicker thau thought
dives into his native element. " Take
care," "stand aside," "over with the
barrel," are orders which were given
from the captain in quick succession,
and before the land lubbers stopped
blinking their eyes or have reoovered
from their amazement, tb# yacht and a
halt barrel attached to n fifty-fathom
line are sailing in opposite directions.
Attention is next directed to another
fish, and the same prooess is followed
until a half dozen or more barrels are
seen floating around. The small boats
are next manned, and nimble Jack
armed with a lance chases a barrel,
ships it, and then hauls on the line.
The fish, pricked with the strain on the
iron, renews his ajwed, and away goer,
the small boat trolled at a high speed.
Slowly the line is lumbal in and the
monster brought to the top of the
watet—sometimes coming ol his own
accord, word foremost, but the latice
awaits him. and by a well directed blow
his heart ia pierced. The water for
yards ia covered with blood; a rope ia
passed around the tail and the fish se
cured. After capturing three, weigh
ing about :VM) pounds each, we left the
grounds and sailed home loaded with
our freight. Whilst at sea wo met a
school of blacktlsh which wo did not
dare attack, as our gear was too small
to capture a twenty-five or thirty foot
monster. Those of our anmmer visitors
who have never witnessed the sport, we
would urge to do so, as it is one of the
most exciting and pleasurable of the
many sports uflorded in the victnity of
our noble harbor.
soda crukcrs and lay each upon a sepa
rate small plate. Pour upon it enough
boiling water to souk it wall, and leave
none upon the plate; cover with a
dressing of good, sweetened cream with
a spoonful of jelly in the center, if you
uhnose, or dip upon it a portion of nice
fruit, canned, stewed or lresh, us is con
t he 1 duration of
Mr. Hubert Lowe, ex-Chancellor of
the Klolu quel ami el-Home Secretary
of Kuglamt, recently delivered au ad
dre.s at llighgatc School, near London
In presenting a prige given by the
H.rouea* of liurdett Coutts for inatlie
matics to the successful competitor, he
said :
" There in no doubt a fir*t demand
HOW made Upon schools infinitely
greater thau there wIN at the lime
wbvu l>r. Dyne and 1 were at school.
People are i i|Mk'ttkl to know Latin,
Greek, mathematics, English—ho in
considerable study—ancient am! mod
ern history, Fri'uch, OnruaD, am! 1
know not how many others—physical
n'lriiw —am! for three the demand at
pronent seems to lx< that the Jiereuu
alio ktudir) all these thing* la to know
them juat an well H if his miud hail
lierii ooiifluri), an it used to ho forty or
fifty yearn ago, merely to the atmly of
Litin ami (Ireek. Now, ladies am!
gentlemen, we may ark that, hut we
shall uot get it. It ia impossible. It
in not desirable, 1 am quite certain, in
order to c >mply with ttial ilemaml for
aluiont uuiveraal knowledge, that we
should make the km>wle<lge we impart
iu any degree superficial. It is more
uii|Kirtatit, an a matter of education,
that a h.y should learn a few thing*
well than that hw should hare a fair
acquaintance with a great number of
things which he does not know Well,
i'he problem before un in education in
how we cau consolidate these two thingn
the demand which exists for a greatly
enlarged couroe of studies, ami at the
name time obtain that solidity and that
thorough grounding ia knowledge
which is indispensable ; for unless it
be obtained, a man may pass through
his life reading ami studying, and yet
never know what true knowledge really
is. what it is to know any one thing
thoroughly and excellently well. What
1 venture to suggest is this, and it is a
matter of the last importaucc that is
why I take the liberty of mentioning it
here—that we cannot possibly avoid
meeting the demands made upou
schools iu all these direetious. Theie
is so much to say for everything re
quired of s school that it is impossible
t I put aside any one of these demands.
What we call if >is this—we cm give a
fleer scope for the choice of a boy s
career, #> that without n quiring every
thing from him, we cau allow him to
shape his own itiurse, or the course his
parents wish, in some degree, so that
tie may obtain thorough knowledge es
|-cialiv suited to the career which he
is destined to filL Otherwise I lear we
re doii g very much like Pharaoh, and
a-kil g for increased production with
out giving any straw- any means to
aceximplish it. There is a certain time
a taiy can give—all he ought to give ;
hut it is not wise to overburden and
overtask any p-ram, particularly young
person*, ami the result we aim at can
only lie obtained by more xtended op
turns,whereby anv person cau thorough
ly master any sut p-ct he umb rtak *.
I will mention another thing. The
Bar-itii-sft Burdett-CoUtt*, 1 believe,gave
this prise mainly with the view of en
conragiug the study of physical science.
1 cannot help thinking "that probably
the pr>Xe will be quite as rffieieut if
giveu for physical science instead of for
mathematics, there is no doubt
you cannot go f*r into physical science
without s good knowledge of matbema
tie*. Very tuach more time is apple d
to the study of physical s hence than
waa the case thirty or forty years ago.
At the same time there are a vast tuna
tier of tilings most useful, Valuable ami
improving to the mind which can le
learned without the study of mathems
tics, and its far as I am concerned if I
mre to choose l>etwcen the two 1 am
liouiul to say I would rather have a
knowledge of physical science without
a very grcut knowledge of mathematics
than I would have .a knowledge of
mathematics without physical science.
One more remark 1 shall make, and that
is —I mi speaking DOW of optional sub
ject*—that there is one language which
1 think it is a great pity i* almost en
tirely excluded from school ed ileal too
in England, ll is the most ancient nud
I* r: aps the most interesting in itself of
ii 1 languages—l mean the Hebrew. It
seems to me. 1 confess, inconceivable
how it should happen that so v< ry few
of ur e'ergy are acquainted with He
brew. I cannot nuderat:ul how a man
can consider himself as having com
latently mastered the element# of
theology win n he i not acquaint! d
with that language. It is Dot merely
the knowledge of the language itself,
but the light which it throws, and which
nothing else cau throw, up n the text
of the New Testament for instance.
The view a man ba. the knowledge that
a man gets of the .Bible, when he rea la
it standing on the vantage gronml of a
knowledge of Hebrew, IS infinitely
greater than can le got try takiog them
up and passing to them not natural y
from the knowledge of the Hebrew of
the Ohl Testament, but from the Greek
classics. I hope to see the day when in
our schools there will, at any rate, IK
an option for the study of Hebrew.
Nothing can tend more to develop a
thorough and sound knowledge of the
Bible or to make our clergy learned and
com | a-tent iu their avocation."
Fall Bonn t*.
An early importation of bonnets from
the Parisian milliners, says a fashion
jotirual, indicates what the fashions of
the next seasoti will l>e. The shapes
are large, with high, soft, box-pleated
crowns, and flaring brims turned up
directly in front, and are very coaipact
looking, without strings or stieimera.
A similar shape of smaller siza is in
vogne at prevent, and is found to be
the most dressy and becoming of the
many styles introduced in the spring.
The materials used are velvet, gros
grain, and satin. An especial effort
will be made to restore satin to favor.
At least two fabrics ap|>ar in each
bonnet, as satin or gros grain for crown
and for facing brims, or for piping
folds, with velvet for the head or front
piece and aa upright loops of trimming.
There is ul*o tuuch wide double-faced
ribbon (hut is satin on one side and
gros gram on the reverse; this is
t wined MH a scarf around the crown, and
fastened behind without a bow, but
with two short, straight, even ends
raveled out to form fringe an inch
deep. Boinetimes it ia pleated and
folded over the frame to form the entire
starch and white wax are employed,
either cold or warm, according to the
color. The ganzo on removal from the
starch ia perfectly untwisted, pressed
out, and clapped with the hands, so that
the starch may bo uniformly distrib
uted. Any meshes that may still ap
pear filled with starch may be freed
from it when the gauze is stretched on
the drying'nad by brushing it with the
hand, or, better, with a soft brush.
Hmall starched pieces can also he placed
on the finishing drum, since the starch
lemaining in any meshes will stick to
the drum wheu the gauze is removed.
In this case, however, it will nnavoid
ably huve a spotted lustre on the side
next the drum.
An sgricultuiul journal maintains
that alum water is quite as destructive
to insects ss Paris green, aud, unlike
the latter, is not at all dangerous to
leave about a house-
The Faith in the .Meteor Stresms.
The earth is uow in the great meteor
stream which ha. of late year* 1 tailed
so much astronomic inquiry. On the
tilth ot August we approached a bell of
meteor* which exceeded in number and
sph-udor those of the November lieriod,
but, unlike the latter, i* Hot directly
crossed. The harbinger of the August
stream was seen on the night of the 'J •,
iu a magnificent meteor of dazzling
brilliance. In ICC7 oue of the most
astonishing meteoric displays was con
nected with the first cornet of 18kJ, and
since that time the scientific minds of
the day have settled down upon the
conviction that the Ootueta belong to
the meteor system. The established
identity of some oometsry orbits and
meteors appears to entitle thta to the
dignity ot actual discovery. If this be
udmitted, the August meteors were of
surpassing number and beauty. The
November showers, brilliant as they are,
have leeu associated with" a comet of
insignificant dimension*, while those
of August have been referreti to a comet
of extraordinary size. The inference
tlrawu by astronomers, therefore, is
that during the autumnal display we
are passing through a small mot.-one
system, but in August we verge ouly on
the border of a VE ry much larger sys
tem, and only see it outlier*.
Tin* popular apprehension frit iu
former ages from the approach of the
brighter eomt-t* has not been entirely
lacking, when it was known that the
••arth waa alamt to intersect the great
meteoric atreama. The enormous size
of some roll tea, shot from space into
the earth's atmosphere, aud penetrating
occasionally to its crust, has invested
the meteoric shower with sn interest
sometimes coupled with alarm. The
celestial rocket may he very engaging
to the eye, but it is not pleasant to
think of the blazing mass, sometimes
of almost aateroitlal size and of several
tons weight, within a few milea, falling
earthward with a velocity fifty times
that of a railway train. There is no
doubt, however, that the resistance of
our atmosphere develops sufficient heat
by friotiou to fuse and vaporize the
ahooltug star, so that it reaches the
earth in a dissipated forir.. The nuui
twr of solid aerolites actually striking
the earth with violence and peril biniu
is very smsll. In England only tweutv
are recorded, and this ia a very smalt
proportion, considering that every year
our planet lutersecta or grazes tnore
than a hundred of theeedenaely crowded
meteor streams. Out of the twenty
British a-rolites, only four fell during
the mouth of August, tin ir deaoeut oc
curring twtweelilhe 4'h Slid tflh dsjs.
l'he only cause for apprehension has
bsen thw earth's attraction, and it has
Iteeu supposed this waa influential in
drawinu these flying masses toward us.
B it astronomer* have conelusivrly di
pM-d of such a hypothesis, since the
solar attraction is proved all-controlling
within the Vast domain of the aolar sys
tem. The meteoric families aweepi ig
through space, in obedience to stlar at
traction, rush by the points where their
track is closest to the earth a orbit as
unchecked as tlie < zpreaa train by a
village station. As a great astronomer
tells ua, such a meteoric body c uning,
from the stellar depths toward the nun,
ouuid no more lie turned aside by lite
earth's attraction than a railway train
Could l>e caused to leave the rails by
the attraction of a toy magnet.
The Temptation of Ministers.
An English religions paper published
some years ago a striking article ujton
the jxx-tthar temptation of clergymen.
The sulisUnoe of it was thst clergymen
were more seriously tempted than >ther u because they w re thrown into the
way id women in highly emotional
states of mind who look uj-on them
with perfect coufidruce.
A Urge class of women act very fool toward a taTorite preacher. B * d
t he story of love letters received by Mr.
lleecher, and !>e assured that his is not
an exceptional esse. Every clergy man
under middle life, especially if unmar
ried, is more or bss annoyed by the at
teutions of the females of his flock, aud
this is peculiarly true of the most of
Women do not stop to reason. They
take sidi s instinctively, and go with all
their might for the side lliev bare
taken. They ara as active iu dnviug
out a minister they do not like as in
lustauung a favorite.
A man like Mr. Beecaer, with his
emotional ai.d fervid nature, his per
sonal nisgnetisro. his liberality aud
charity, would naturally be adored by
those f.-nssle parishioners whose pious
zeal overcame their nawming powers.
The minister's danger is greater, of
eonrse, if lie is mb*d with one who is
cll and unsympathetic, but lie can
never safely cease to k-ep a vigilant
guard over his own feelings and con
duct, That some fall is seized upon by
sceptics na an argument against relig
ion, but it is rather an argument for
more religion.
What would be tl*> condition of the
world if human passions were Dot iu n
gr-:it measure controlled by laws and
customs based on religion, and draw
ing tlietic® nearly all their binding
force T
A (Juht Hint for Husbands.
The Troy Budget, which is disgusted
with some of the softer phases of the
Beeober-Tilton affair, gives the follow
ing ssce advice to husbauds :
" Whenever yon find a stout, healthy
minister of the Gospel hanging around
your wife, with a ' holy aud sincere ad
miral iou and affection,' winch senti
ment is reciprocated by your wife, bav
iug a ' lofty, spiritual, religions yearn
ing and pure platonic love for that
priest' that attracts bei frequently to
his side, do you, unsophisticated young
husband, just go right out to the near
est cobbler and buy a heavy pair of
I>egged stogy boot*. Put tlietn stogy
hoots right on, and the next time that
minister calls st your residence to ped
dle his 'spiritual essence' take him
gently by the coat collar, make a short
or ition, whereof the peroration shall
he, 'get out f and then clinch the ar
gument a posteriori with them stogies.
It's the best way to get along with an
intimacy, innocent though it may he,
that sometimrs brings n ' heap ol
trouble ' in its train."
Walking on the Track.
A woman was arrested in Buffalo a
few days ago for walking on the track
of the Central railroad. This ia the
first cam brought, at least for a long
time, under the almost forgotten law of
1850, which provides that " it shall not
he lawful for any person, other than
those connected with or employed upon
the railroad, to walk upon the track or
upou the railroad, except where the
satue shall he laid along public rods or
streets." The penalty is a flue of not
more than s'2so, or one year's imprison
ment. The Central company propose
to see that the law is enforced, and a
great many "accidents" wonld be
avoided if other companies would follow
their example.
More Frettiuss.—Rose—lt is beau
tiful hair, dearest, but I am afraid it is
not all your own. Lilly—Oh, yea it is,
■tailing. The plait was tlnrty-flve shil
lings, and the long bit behind twenty
five. Rose—Oh, how cheap I
TTorms: 02.00 n Year, in Advance.
A U.5.i1.4 Ctiy-'t Ml IMI-J.sssr tills
-lb. rHtiSsrsb tries*.
Leaving Corry at II o'clock, A M,
July 28, I find myself eu route for
Pittsburgh. A pleasant ride of au
hour brings us to Titusvilie, once the
centre of oildom. There is probably
no city of its size in the United Hutes
that can boast of so msay public im
provements, such flue streets, and really
magnificent buddings, as Titusvilie.
One-half mile below, on Watson flats,
la located the famous Drake well, the
first oil well ever put down. It was
drilled with a common drill and spring
pole by Col. Drake, in the year IHo'J
At a depth of sizty nine feet, a coutiuu
oti-t supply of oil was found. Other
wells wore soon put down, and Tltua
ville, emerging from its former ob
scurity, became a city, peopled with
thousands of ezcited and adventurous
men from all parts of the globe.
Not unlike many of the world's
famous discoverers aud inventora. Col.
Drake was, until two years ago, living
in abject poverty, when he was granted
an auuuity of a year by tb*
Legislature, a just and fitting reward to
the discoverer of petroleum, which as
an article of oommercis value, is second
to none in Pennsylvania.
Pi thole, four mil* a from Titusvilie,
which in 1865 echoed the busy bum of
15.0U0 human beings, is now silent and
desolate as Goldsmith's deserted vil
lage. I give this as a sample of the
and fall of oil town*. In the spring
of 1865 the famous United ttUtes well
was struck, which spouted 12,000 bar
rels of the oleaginous fluid per diem.
Within one mouth from this time.
Pi thole hail au opera honae, telegraph
otfice and two hotel*. At the end of
the second month, a hotel wsa com
pleted ousting £25,000, together
with an academy of music. Within
the nezt thirty days a railroad
was completed,* intersecting the
Oil Creek ltoad at Oleopulia. Biz
or eight trains a day, running from aiz
to fifteen cars each, could sea roe If ac
commodate the traveling public. Beren
months from the erection of the first
bou-o, Pith Je could boast 15,000 in
habitants. The completion •( the Mil
ler Farm Pipe Line at this time threw
four thousand men oat of employment,
snd struck a death biow at Pithole.
Her fall was sudden as her rise had
been. To day, but nine families re
main. But one train a day, consisting
of one car, now runs on their railroad,
and that usually ooutains only the train
" Misery loves company," and per
haps I'itiiole can find some consolation
iu the fset that Miller Farm. Petroleum
Center, Piouerr, snd other towns on the
creek, once famous as herself, now keep
her company. All along down the creek
ttie eye is regaled with dilapidated der
ricks, deserted hovels, wrecked engine
houses, and decaying tanka, all forming
a sad monument to disappointed hopes,
unrealized anticipations, and the unre
liability of oil wells in geoeral
One mile above Od City ts located
the famous Bteele farm, once the home '
of '• Coal Oil Johnny," who a few years
siuce astonished the world by his ex
travagance. Johnny bought a hotel for 1
the of kicking out a waiter who |
was displeasing to him, aud then gsve
it l>aek to the original owner. It be
wished to attend tbs theatre he pur
chased the building, presented the ac
tors with diamond pin*, aud after the
play w aa over presented the t healre to
some friend. of "put a beg
gar on horseback and he'll ride to the
devil." Johuny now pump* a well
at g1.75 per" day. Taking one of
Palims's sleepers at Oil City 1
retire to my berth, and, with
tpe exerptiou of an occvivnal
snore which escaped from a bertti op
posite ours, and which ia so entertain
ing to the listener, everything passed
off pleasantly, and six o'clock found us
in Pittsburgh. It is fitly named the
smoky city, for the smoke arising from
its hundreds of manufactories hangs
over, aud envelopes the city like the
shades of an eternal night Crossing
the river we are in Allegheny City,
lately the scene of an awful viait-tion
by flood. An extended description is
not necessary ; our dailiea have ben
filled with tlie sickening details every
day for two weeks. A fire consuming
the* entire city would have resnlle-d io
less has of life ; insurance would bsve
mitigated the losa of property. But
without s moment's notice, thst fearful
flood came rushing d- wn the moun
tain aide, and where fifteen min
utes before all was peace and
tranquility ; where each family circle
was gathered around its hearthstone,
all was now confusion, desolation and
death. When I visited the scene on
Wednesday, 500 men were at work re
moving the d'brit. The scene bufllea
description. Thrown together into one
: conglomerate mass by the frightened
rutdi of waters, was every couceivablg
article of household furniture, together
with horses, cows, pigs, dogs, wagons,
barrel staves, lumber, etc., with here
i and there the oorje of a human being
to add to the horrois of the ghastly
Houses were piled upon each other,
crashed into every imaginable shape,
i huge stones were washed from tlie
pavements, and lamp posts wrested off.
The water on O'Hara street where the
destruction *was greatest, was sixteen
i feet in depth. Up to the time of my
j visit 132 bodies had been recovered, 8"
wore missing. How many of these have
floated out into the dark, murky waters
of the Ohio, will never be known uutil
; iu the last, great day, the sea shall give
| up ita dead.
Ketnruing to Parker's Landing, I
took the F. A K. C. It It, a narrow
gauge (throe feet) road, rnnuing from
Parker's to Kansas City, now the center
1 of oildom. Three miles north of Peoria,
! is located the Htillwell well, which at
the time of our visit, was flowing 1,600
barn-Is per day. 8u more wells are
going down, and should these prove
good strikes, we shall have auotber of
those mushroom cities, for which Pa. is
so famous, sud several thousand barrels
more of 76c. oil per day. Arriving at
Titusville, in my joy at meeting four
young ladies from Corrv, who are to ac
compnny me the remainder of my jour
ney, I dropped my pencil, (for this
wn* written en route), and being for the
time oblivions to such trifles, 1 deem it
not worth the while to onoe more gather
up the sundered threads of my story,
aud so will hete draw to s close, this
I iin perfectly -sketched narrative.
lours truly, F. F. SMITH.
Food of Shad,
For the reasou that the shad taken
in nets daring their spring migration
very rarely have food of any kind in
their stomachs, the matter of theia sus
tenance has long Wen a disputive ques
tion amongst ichthyologists. A Mr.
Norny, fishing at the head of Delaware
bay, speaks of taking one shad this
year whose stomach was filled with
minnte shellfish, and another anthority
found other small fishes in a shao of
his own catching. It iB still to be dis
covered, however, upon what the great
army of spriug shad manngo to subsist.
In Belletonte, Penn., a man keeps a
pet rattlesnake secured in his front
yard to iinve away lightning-rod men,
sewing-machine agents and book ped
NO. 35.
aa Kulll.l Ch.M <t c|iir of a
r...| N.K***|M.,tf lalM WIM.
A youug man entered the bouse of
John Wrbh, at " Buck-eve Urern," tba
n*ual stopping plaor, midway between
(laryville and the Cincinnati B mtbern
lUilroed, near Ghitwood, about ten or
twin miles beyond Caryrille, and
threw himself into a bad along with
aome geutlemeu stopping there for the
night. Tha laudlord, Mr. Webb, being
•roueed, found tha young man in a
at.ta of intense excitement, aed at first
kupposed ba we* drunk, but, on try
ing to induoe him to take lodgings else
where, it was ascertained that he was
not intoxicated, but wild, or craxy.
Then Mr. Webb tried to induce him to
remaiu and take quarters with bim, but
failed. Ha became excited and ran
away, and, strsuge to aay. a flue mastiff
of Mr. Webb's followed him. and wan
found with bim, and very mneb attached
to bim, aix or eight miles distant, Later
on tba name day. Tba first beard of
tba strange man after leaving Webb's
Was early on Friday muruiag, at Mr.
XesTa. several miles off, in Hoott oono
tv. He waa accompanied by Mr.
Webb's dog, which avmcl to have
linked fortunes with bim. Ha, in com
pany with the dog, slipped into the
bouse of Mr. Neat, and aaixed a four
year old child, and started for the
woods. Seal pursued bim, when be
fled at great speed, leaving the child,
the dog continuing with him. Hera he
became wholly destitute of any cloth j
ing aavc a shirt The neighbors became
aroused, and after running himthrough
the mountain gorges for mora than ten
milra, succeeded in capturing him late
in the afternoon of Friday. It waa with
the greatest difficulty that Mr. 'Webb
iudno d his dog to leave htm and re
turn borne, tha canine abowing many
signs of sympathy with tha nnfortunate
young man. Our informant saw him
soon after he was captured. Ha waa
then muob exhausted, and going '
through all the manoeuvres of a tired
dog—panting, shaking bis sides, and
lolling or dropping out hia tongue to
ita full length, and letting it bang out
At times he would go through the most
remarkable grimaces and distortions of
his face and whole body. Hia captor*
had aucoecded in getting a pair of pan
taloon* on him. lie had talked a little
in a wry uncouth style; had asked for
something to eat, drank a few sips of j
water, and comm< need gnawing a huge .
piece of corn-bread. He gave hia name. 1
moil generally, aa George Hyatb, of
Town Creek, Claiborne county, though
he used other names frequently when
asked in regard to his name. He is
somewhere between twenty and thirty j
years old, being of that peculiar ap
pearance that gives but little index to
true age. He haa some hair on bis face,
which h-avea the observer in doubt a*
to whether it is a boyish fnxx, or a half
grown, or half a we k's growth of hair.
He ia not an idiot He ia a wild man.
How long he bad been such, or what
caused it, our informant seemed to re
gard aa ma tier* of doubt. Those who
had him in charge are good citiaena,
who designed proceeding to Hunts villa,
and takiug all necessary steps for hia
comfort and welfare.
He will lie funnel, if friends should
be in search of him, in tbe custody of
the autboiitiee at HunUrille, until
something can be ascertained of his
origin, etc. —A'noxr'Me (Tbia.) /Vf
and litrald.
A Western Coert Scene.
A police coart report in the Detroit
Ftxm Prrsi: George McDnff aaid it
vtin't much of i disturbance after all,
bat b *u willing to plead guit'y if it
would save trouble. He thought it a
litUe singular it a man oonldu't be al
lowed to sire one hurrah for Jama K.
Polk on the street at midnight jet; he
wasn't going to set himself up aa a law
defler. " Mr. McDnff, ran talk like a
level-headed man," aaid bia Honor, aa
be fumbled in bia coat-tall pocket for a
piece of watermelon. "If I owned
this town ron might boiler for Jamea
K. Polk all night and I wouldn't care,
but 1 am only actmg aa a servant of the
law, and I flue yon five dollar*." "The
Grand Duke," anuonneed Bijsh, aa be
led out Dan Smith, a red-eyed young
man whose an barn locks were seasoned
with hay seed. He bad a begone look,
clothes'which bad wrestled with the
cold world until exhausted, and his
voice wan aa solemn aa the ery of a lone
loon at midnight. " It's a charge of
vagrancy, and what do yon any T" in
quired his Honor. " N*think 1'" solemn
ly answered Dan. " See here, my dear
yonng man !*' resnmed the Court, " you
go np for two months, which isn't ball
enough, bnt tbe beet I can do this
morning. Whisky ia what ails yon, air.
and if some good'kicker wonld get ho'd
of yon and boot yon from Hamtrnmaek
to Springwella it would dfb more good
than a run of the fever. When 1 see
a yonng man like yon loafing around,
clothes in rigs, "eyes red, was red,
boots out, pockets empty, and feathers
in hia hair, I wonder why the lighning
ever strikes anyone else." Fiora Flem
ing, a yonng woman or twenty-lunr, was
led out and balanced on the roiok.
" Tour name ia Fleming, I believe V he
aaid, " and von were were—l" " Sea
aick," alio in term p ted —" Nothing but
sea aick. Miss Fleming ?" aaid hia
Honor, gravely. "I'm a lone old man,
traveling toward the annset of ha man
life, and von should not seek to deceive
me, Miss Fleming. I shall have to make
it aixtv davs, and I do it more in sor
row tiau "in anger. Your false hair,
your gigantic bustle, your winks and
amilea can make no impression on me,
vet I grieve a little that one who could
be such an ornament to aooiety should
go up to ea* mnsb and weave cane.
The Romance of a Hero.
A nlifax correspondent of the Balti
more Hull'tin eat# : " Atnoug the
troops stationed ht re is a Muff cfti.vr,
whoae history possesses much of the
glamonr of romance. Of a good family
in England, hja ambition from his boy
hood was to nerve the Queen as a
soldier. Ilia military aspirations, how
ever, met with no encouragement from
his family, who resolutely declined to
procure a commission for liim. Being
determined upon his career he ran
away from home, aud, nnder ID a
snmed name, enlisted as a private in a
regiment under orders for the Crimea.
At Inkermsnn and before the I ted an he
so distinguished himself that at the
close of the war he had l>eeu promoted
to the highest non commissioned rank.
Later services in India obtained for
him the still greater honor of the Vic
toria Croas, the chief prize for gallant
and meritorious conduct. At this time
bis family discovered their eatrayed
member in the nameless hero, and,
appreciating hia conduct, procured his
discharge from the rankaand purchased
him a commission. He married a lady
of his own degree, and has for some
time been upon the staff of the general
commanding in North America. Bat a
few days ago he received urgent letters
from Sir Garnet Wolseley, inviting him
to join the latter in his new command
and win farther laurels under the snns
of the Orient. In person he has none
of the dash aud swagger of the veteran,
but is perfectly quiet and unpretend
ing, and, as he aits at the hotel table in
his plain civilian's dress of sober color,
he indioates rather the substantial
manufacturer or merchant than the
here whose achievements rang through
the allied camps before Sebaatopol,
fIMM of literati.
" Lottin off sleep," la a Uttla bay'*
definition of snoring.
A iAhoilbafitcflnMlM, "Flo*.
fled—when you put your hand on it"
A man named bit beat ben " Mta
duff'" because h# wauled her to "Uf
Thev found t dotd monkey ia tba
middle of a barrel of sugar in Belmont,
Nov., tba other dtf.
They art calling Ojoneetlaat tba
mother of Postmaster Oanarala, because
Mr. Jewell it bar fourth.
It only ooaU aa much to gat your
ooat brntbed at a Haatoga hotel aa it
does to boy a wisp-broom.
Fornay'e Pre** matntalna that at
wed (ting* tba miniater aboold nolongar
ba allowed to kiaa the brids.
Tba rain a of tba leather prod not of
tba United Ktataa ia raid to ba graatar
than that of tha iron product.
A girl ia Louiavilla awallowad a fll
of spirits of hartshorn, and If she R' !t *
well aba will nsver ba abla to speak.
It ia aaid that 12 naw churches ara
apaadily to ba built in Philadelphia,
coating in tha aggregata abont §soo,ooo
Tha timhar of tba osage orange ia to
Via exported from Texas. It ia aaid to
be wry good for making light wagons.
BwHserland compels trrtry newly -
married oonpla to plant aix traaa imma
dlately after tba oeremony. and twa on
tba birth of awry child. ***
AViat a ton <•( .v :* uaed every night
to 000 l tba air that ia pumped into the
House of Commons. Tba air ia filtered
and rendered absolutely pum. ***§
"••"WelCJokn, I m ping E iat; what
aball I tell yonr folk* f " On, no'kiag;
only' if they aay anything about whiak
era, jual tali tham I've got torn* !" 1
Old age ia venerated ia St. Clair
county. Mo. AH tba eitisena over 75
yaara old will ba furm.bad with free
paaaee to wait tha St. Olair; County
A German at Terra Haute, lad., sold
last year 16.000 pounds of grapes,
raised on land which, tba same eeaso-i,
would not bava produced sixty bushals
iTport Jems, N. T , on a single
evening not long since, there ware as
sembled not teas than 1.915 earn and
lni looomotivea belonging to tba Erie
It is said that Misa McHenry. of St.
Stephen's Cbureh, Putksdelpbia, baa
raised SIOO,OOO in cash for three church
homes, in which 600 children ara pro
vided for.
A gentleman, on presenting a laoa
collar to his adored one, aaid, careful
ly—" Do not let any one alas rempte
it." ' No. dear," she replied, "111
take it off."
When any of tha royal family of Tor
key is ailing tha doctor ia walked in and
cheerfully informed that if ba doesn't
cure tha patient ball ba chopped i at
bash in a York minute.
Mr*. Theodora Tilton hu four chil
dren—Florence, *g®d sixteen ; Alio*,
aged (onrtMo; Caroll, i(d eleeeo;
and Prankie, aged Tbe J b * od '
tome and intelligent.
Miss Flora W. Charts. a young Bhak
eraaa, at Oanterbnry. H. H-, baa fallen
heir to a f >rttine of £2 000 • ye**. bn
refuxa to leare the onmmanity in which
she ia, in order to enjoy it
It w*a *' darting Gweorg* " when a
bridal oonple left Omaha ; it waa "dear
George " at Chicago ; at Detroit it was
George," and when they reached •
agar* Palla it waa " Say. yon."
Both Mill Bw end Pittsburg fnr
niahed baby beroea. of wboee triumph
over the raging water* the paper. <*▼#
made dne note. The Pittsburgh inno
cent floated in its orib thirty two mile*,
and hsviog aeoae enough to atay aboard,
waa Anally a*red.
The health of Siokea, tbe murderer
of Ptak, now eonfioed at Stag Sing
Prison, i* rapidly failing. Hi* ebeeka
are pile tod M&kM, bii oiiee well-de*
% eloped limba resemble waikine-otieks.
Heiaoonflned to the hospital on an
art-rage of three day*a week.
"It ia a beautiful tight," any* the
Arivma Miner, "to attend an Ariaooa
wedding. Tbe bride in while— tbe
happy groom—the aolemn minister—
| tbe smiling parents, and from twenty
flee to forty ahot guns standing against
the wall ready for nae. ike np a
panorama not loon forgotten.
One night recently, Mr. Gibson Tay
, lor, of Danes county. Ky.. was called
out of bed by aeeen or eight men, who
demanded beotm of him, aaying they
would not steal, and had no employ
ment, money, food for their famitiea,
or credit, and were almoet aUreing.
, After a peremptory demand for meat,
j Mr. Taylor t np the keya of tha
meat-boure. The partiea took but
small quantity,declaring they only waat
-d enough to driee atareatton from their
door*. ao<l aeain locked the house and
left the premise*.
A man named Walter Oteenwood re
cently came to hi* death in Manchester,
England, from the prick of a needle.
He had fastened a paper front to htt
flannel shirt with a needle, baring no
I piu. Shortly after going ont he fell
sick, and waa finally token in an uncon
scious state to a snrpcry, where be waa
examined by physician*. The needle
waa found slicking ita whole length in
the left ledge of the pit of the stomach.
Tbe needle waa extracted, but the pa
tient eo mi ted, and was nooonacions
daring the operation, and died in ten
minutes afterward. Tbe medical gen
i lie men are not certain whether death
waa caused by the shook to the system
or by interns! hemotrhsee.
Twtaece iu tag used.
Chewing tobacco, excepting the plug,
cannot be obtained in all England, tbe
Danbnry IVeww man says. One tobae
ooniat in London tried to smuggle some
of it here, bat our American chewing
tobacco being an adulterated article,
hia whole stock was confiscated. He
confidently told me there were other
ways of amusing himself less costly and
iuj-irioua than smuggling fine-cat to
bsooo into England for the odifieation
of traveling Americana. .
He had a brand manufactured in Bal
timore. It was pnrw fine-cat It was
like chewing fiddle-strings.
There waa a man named Phillips stay
ing at my hotel. He exme from Penn
sylvania, and waa an inveterate tobacco
chewer. Before lie left home an Eng
lishman told him he ooald get to bsooo
and everything else in London. He
didn't bnug any tohaooo with him be
cause of this information from an Eng
lish source. He told me that seasick
ness was a box at the opera in compari
son to the agony be endared. Had it
not been for the prospect of getting
•• solaoe" in London he wonld have
jumped overboard and hail the oompany
sued by his wife's father.
When he got here and fo'iud no to
bacco his grief was terrible. t was like
the Danbnry boy'e ball which fell in a
ditoli. It knew no bounda. He haunted
the tobaooo stores. He paraded the
streets like a spectre out of health. He
chewed bits of cigars, smoking tobseoo,
and all the raveliDgs out of everr
pocket in which he had ever earried
tobacoo. He would talk by the hour of
he tooaeco he had seen thrown away
beeanse of ita being damaged, and dis
tinctly renumbered having thrown
away a paper of tobaooo himself twenty
two years ago last March. With equal
clearness he remembered every occa
sion he had emptied his pocket* ot the
tobacoo dnst accumulated therein,
"and," he shrieked in a bnrst of re
remorse, "Hang it sway as if itbad been
BO much worthless sand." The point on
whioh he dwelt with the moat pain wm
the fact that for a period ef six months
he voluntarily went without tobaooo,
some twelve years ago. He invariably
shivered and turned white when revert
ing to it.
TH* CHINTZ BFCO.—II ia said that
ohinta bnga will not injure wheat that
has been so an npou well-manured
ground. As these pests suok the jnioes
from the plant, anything that will give
greater vigor or substance to it will
help it to resist the attack, lnthe East
it ia the poverty-atricken erop that suc
cumbs to bad seasons and insect peats,
and it now seems that something like
this is at the bottom of this chintz bug