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The Autumn Song.
In spring the poet ie glint.
And in summer the poet ie gs* ;
But in autumn the poet ie e*>t.
And bee some thing ted to mt.
For the wind moene in the woe.i.
And the leaf drope from the tree ;
And the cold rem telle on the graves of the
And the cold miet come* up front tlie tee.
And the autumn song* of the poel'e sett I
Are eet to the peeeiouete grief
Of winds that tough end liella thet toll
The dirge of the falling leaf.
Baby Died To-day.
Lay the little Unlit out straight;
Gently tend the sacred clay:
Borrow-ehaded it our fate—
Baby dust n>-4*> !
Fold the hands across the breast.
So, as when we kuelt to pray
Leave him to his drooiule-* wet -
Baby died to-day!
Voice, whose prattling infant hue
Was the music of our way.
Now is hushed forevcimore
Baby died to-day '
Sweet bhie eyes, whose sunny glesme
Made our waking moments gay,
Now can ahit.e but iu our drvatus
Baby died to^lay!
Btill a smile it on his face.
But it lacks the joyous jday "
Of the one we need to trace
Baby died to-day !
Give his lips your latest kiss.
Dry your eyea and come away,
In a bspn.ee world Uiau this
Bal y Uvee to-day !
* Josephine ! Josephine ! vrake up.
there is some one trying to gvl int > the
room!" Auvl my aiuit shewk me
1 sprang up in bed, ntbbi :g my eyea.
" llow—where —what for.' 1 tt- ked,
She "laid her hand on my month a
slie whispered: " Sh! sh ! don't you
hear that t"
I listened, by that timo fully awake,
and heard A sound as of some >uo wi rk
ing at the do.>r. " What shall we do.
Aunt Mary I" 1 said, faintlv.
She shook her head. There we were
alone in the lwav, with the exception
of John, the hired man. wh<> slept on the
floor above us, and who might as well
have been sleeping the sleep that knows
no waking for all the givnl lie could do
us. I grabbed hold of my ancient rela
tive and laid still, with lav heart beating
wildly. "Oh! we should IK murdered,
I knew we should." I thought of the
silly wish 1 had expressed that same
evening, as 1 complained of the dull
ness of my country life, "that something
would happen to wake us up a little."
Here was the awakening, but suoha one!
I hid my head under the bedclothes
while I prayed softly. Then, not daring
to lie alone, for ray aunt had left my
aye, and feeling that it would be better
to die together, I, too, found my way to
the floor. With the only weapon she
could find—a psur of curling irons—my
late bod-fellow stood slinking behind
the door. I crept close beside her, and
with a strange feeling of fascination fixed
my eyw on the door. Very gently it
opened, and a head maile its apjwarauce.
Tighter and tighter grew myarmsaronnd
my companion's waist, but when our
house-breaker stood before us, every
feeling gave place to astonishment. In
stead of the hideous face I had expect
ed to meet there eame to view the slight
figure and hantlsome face of a un-re
stripling. My aunt's fear seemed also to
have vanished, for stepping boldly up
to him she caught hold of him, saying :
" Ah, I have you now, my pretty fel
low," at the same time crying for
The captive straggled to fr-- himself,
but in vam, for my auut held him the
closer while she screamed the louder
for John Very soon ho appeared on
the spot, where he gazed in amazement
on th- picture before him, but as his
mistress kept saying, 44 Tie him, Jolui,
tie hitn," lie went for the first thing
handy, which happened to be my aunt's
long worsted garters. They being strong
enough answered every purpose, aud
soon our prisoner stood meekly before
us. Then Aunt Mary, looking sternly
at him, said: 44 Now, John, take and
lock him in the empty room at the top
of tl" stairs, anil in the morning we will
see whether peaceful citizens must be
robbed and murdered in their beds."
I had stood quietly by, taking no part
in the programm \ s:i 1 feeling, it must
lie said, more pity tlian anger for the
handsome youth. Once I met hi; eyes
fixed earnestly npon me, and as John
led him from the room min was the la t
face they sought. After my aunt had
expended all the threats she coul l ujx>n
the culprit she fell fast asleep, but
though I tried to follow her example 1
did not succeed, for the face of the
burglar kept rising before my closed
I was only sixteen, and of rather a
romantic turn. I pictured his dark eyes
filled with penitent tears, and thought
tliat bitter necessity had perhaps driven
him to this act for which my aunt would
send him to prison on the morrow. No,
I could not sleep, so slipping ou my
dress I crept up the stairs to th<* door of
the room containing him who was de
frauding me of my rightful rest. I lis
tened. AH was still; and I stood hesi
tating what to do, when I heard a loud
sob from within. In an instant I had
the door unlocked. There lay the la. I
on the cold floor, his head on his crossed
arms. He lifted his tear-wet-face ; oh !
how pale it looked as the dim morning
light feU upon it. lam sure my voice
was very gentle as I said :
" There, do not weep, but tell me what
has impelled you to such work."
"Ah, miss," and his voice was strange
ly sweet, "such bitter ric-d as I pray
Heaven yon may never know. This is
my first offense, believe me."
I did believe him, and ma-le up my
mind on the sj>ot to get him away In-fore
my aunt should awake. I bade him fol
low me, and silently we crept down the
stairs ami to the front door; then telling
him hi wait nntii I returned, I hastened
back to my room. The sounds tluit
issued from the bed told in<- Aunt Mary
still slept. I took from my small pocket
book its contents and hurried back, and
just as I had left him I found the Ikv.
I placed the money I had brought into
his hands, then whispered, "Go and
sin no more."
He caught my Land, and while hot
tears fell upon it, kissed it. " God
bless your sweet face, I shall never for-
Set it," he murmured, then |iassed
own the path and out of my sight.
With a warm feeling around my heart
I went softly back to my bed and wits
soon fast asleep. It was about eight
o'clock when my slumbers were again
interrupted by a shrill voice at my ear
"Josie, he has gone, after all my
pains; it's too bad; all John's fault; I'll
never forgive him, no, never."
Poor John protested he had fastened
the door, but it was no use talking.
She believed through him she had lost
her captive, and aunt from that day
ceased te have any confidence in the
Our sleep after that was unbroken, and
the years carried mesafely to my twentieth
birthday. I was called a very pretty girl
at that time, with a handsome pair of
dark eyes and a wealth of golden hair, that,
let me confess it here, I prided myself very
much on. I had soveral admirers among
the young gentlemen of the village, but
had never felt any great inclination for
them,and on that account had acquired the
name of being rather proud and cold.
Aunt Mary, who had not grown younger
or better natured in the past four year",
rredkted my becoming an old maid. As
looked at her I felt somewhat frigliten
el, still I could not briug myself to
acoept any of the illustrious names
Ours was a pretty little place, and for
FUKD. Kl UTZ, uiul 1 Vopriotor.
; the past two veaiw had Ivceome <|uito a
rtwurt for city people m the rummer
months. I used to look with envious
eyes on the pretty, showy ladies and
gallant gentlemen that ihttcd before my
v tsiolt like gay birds, and wUo noted as
though the world was made for their sole
enjoyment, and after the summer had
passevl. taking them with it, my foolish
heart grew harder and louder toward*
toy e uiutrv awaiua, un.l stronger tiie
longing to get tovnv from them oil, and
out into the world that tuy truly real
pleasure was to read about.
It was on a Iwautiful afternoon in the
latter part of June, that, returning from
the post office, 1 jvvsstsl the hotel, 1 say
the h tel. for it was the only one the
town afforded. The stage had just ar
rived, and as 1 went l>y a gentleman
stepped from it, for an instant 1 j*vu.ssl
involuntarily ti> look at him. He was, 1
suppose, twenty two, net more, tall, with
the ltaiKlwivnie.-tsfaoe I had ever sou. 1
found myself blushing deeply as 1 met
the glance of his dork, earm st eyes, and
with averted face quickly (nasal him.
Alas! for jvs<r Will May, that I met
shortly after, arid who walked with me
towards my home. As the face 1 had
lust seen rose before me tuore srleut divi
1 Uwms, shorter my answers to his no
doubt witty remarks. 1 was glad to get
to uiv owu room, where alone I let my
thoughts re>t uninterrupted on the
handsome stangvr. Not long was I |wr
ilotted to do so, lor mv aunt called me
t > make biscuits for lea. I w>nt down;
Utter for all hod I remained where 1
was, Ido not know as 1 was iu love,
for the honor of my sex I hope not, but
I must have bee j blind, for instead of
the wrlute sugar I should have taken 1
used salt. Heavens! I see to this day
mv aunt 's face as she tasted one.
A week went by, and though I had
heard the stranger's name, 1 had not
seen htm, save in the dreams that v:-it.sl
me nightiv. Several of the girls calling
on me had spoken of the handsome gen
tleman stopping at the Lion, and signed
to think he was beyond their tvaoh.
How 1 hated uiy life at that period, with
its same dreary routine. The sound of
my aunt's voice as she called me at six
o'clock in the naming, "Josephine!
Josephine! goiug to sleep all day!"
would dispel the castle* 1 was building
atul send me back to tin- en H< >-s making
of bread and cake. H>w 1 longed to
get away from the sewing she had id
ways ready for the long aftern ions, and
out into the wooda aad fields !
We were going to have a picnic, ami
the guests of the hotel were to favor Us
with their society. All was excitement,
for it was not often we had the pleasure
of being iu tli is>in;any of gentlemen
who wore their liair parttd in the mid lie
and called us deuced pretty girl-.. l'he
day eame. Don't think me vain, reader,
if I tell you t!i.it I! v ked lovely. It is
some years ng >, and I could see that 1
did, by the whispering among the girls
and by the envious glances they cast at
me, also by soav t ader ouea I receivis!
from the opposite sex. We were at our
first ilance when the gentlemen from the
Lion arrived. I fi !t my heart beat
quickly, as I saw among them Edwin
King, for so my stranger was called.
Truly a king in manly beauty, 1 thought,
a.s 1 looked at his tall, graceful form,
into the strangely handsome face. As
he saw me liis eyes lit up, and coming
forward he begged my hand for the
next ilance. I assure you, gentle reader,
that I did not refuse.
Very happily passed the day, and 1
was sorry when Auut M.irv called me.
As Mr. King 1-d m to her 1 thought he
looked rather strangely at her, but soon
forgot all else iu the pleasure of having
him at my side as wo walked slowly
home through the scented fields. My
new friend did not forget me, aud hardly
a day went by without briugiug him to
my side. Even my auut seemed pleased
with him, and spoke iu wurmuat t rms of
his gentlemanly bearing. One evening,
ah how it comes back to me, as we
were sitting in the parlor, unlit, save by
the soft moonlight, Edwin said, after a
" Josie, 1 have a little story 1 wish to
tell von, will von listen ("
I whispered a faiut "yes," so taking
iu his the hands lying idly in my bp, lie
"Once on a a bov,friendless and
alone, came one cold night to a village.
He liad las-n trying h-r weeks t > find
work, but met not ono who cared to
give him even a kind word, mi, faint ami
weary, he came to this village I speak of.
I do not know what devil tempted hits,
but he crept into a farm-house, having
but one thought and that was to obtain
food, which he f.iii d in getting, for he
VIM caught and fastened into a room to
wait until morning, when he w mid be
tukcu to prison. Too miserable and
hopeless to speak in his own defense, In
laid weeping on the hard floor when the
door was opened ami a young girl with
tender, pitying face stood le-fore him.
In her soft, low voice she bid him weep
no more but to follow her and she would
set him free. Noiselessly they crept
down the stairs, out into the silent night,
then telling him to wait an instant, this
boy's good angel left him, but soon re
turned with money, which she gave him,
bidding him I go sin no more.' Hhall 1
tell of the prayer that went up to Heaven,
of the vow this boy took, of five years
later, where he had become a man, how
be returned t i that village, hoping to
find the girl who had never been for
gotten, how lie did find her, fairer,
sweeter even than on that night when
she saved him ? Khali I tell, Josie, how
he knelt at her feet praying her to lie las
own i How lie waited with fast beating
li'-art for her answer, knowing if she
failed him the home he hrnl striven so
hard to win for her dear sake, iiis very
life, would be worthless I"
My king was on his knees before me as
lie ceased speaking. I bowed down my
iieud until it rested on his breast, and lie
An Indian Story.
A gentleman of Sioux City, who is
just back from a trip up the river, gives
the particulars of a rather extraordinary
case of experience in the lastawfid storm.
An Indian and his squaw were caught
out in the storm while journeying from
Fort Randall to the Fort Thompson
agency, and Incoming bewildered, took
refuge in a small ravine. They wrapped
their blankets nbout them and sat down
under the lmuk. The snow soon covered
them, but the Indian kept a hole
through the rapidly-forming drift with
Ills gun, which he would poke up occa
sionally. They remained there all night,
and the drift became so high in the
meantime that he was obliged to splice
the ramrod to the end of his rifle in order
to reach to the top and keep up ventila
tion. During their cheerless imprison
ment the squaw was delivered of a child
and it was christened " Snow Drift."
In the early part of this century, while
Rev. Dr. Backus was pastor at Bethle
hem, Conn., he eked out liis salary by
fitting boys for college. At one time he
hail a scapegrace from the South. When
the young man was til Hint to join Y'ale
College he asked his teacher for a letter
of introduction to Professor Kingsley.
The doctor promptly complied, as fol
lows: "Professor Kaugsley—Dear Sir
I hereby introduce to you the bearer.
He is the only ion of his mother, and
she is a widow. The Lord have mercy
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
THE CONFEDEK VIE TKEAMHV.
U liai Urea MIC mf II nitre Ire s a rrr4rr<sl
™The (laid KrallMid.
" W hen Davis, his cabinet and general
ort'nvrs, agreed to divide out the money
on hand," write* one of Vaughn's com
matnl, "the aiuouut ol tVuifederat.
mou< v was a little over SIOO,OOO. All
the officer* and trv*ps pawut rweind
jfd.S U.' each, in gold and silver. I'he
Virginia Isoik funds w. re turned over,
and were all the time in charge of their
own lwuik officer*. They were carried
to Washington, Wilkes county, some
flftis-n or twenty utile.*, by their ofherra,
ami there tlepwihsl L>r -safe keeping I
would guess something over $400,1*00.
lieueral Vaughn, Iwuig our neuior c.>iu
mamler, nav iviwl orders to make the Is >1
terms of surrender that he could with
tielierwl Upton, then tu command of tile
fluted Stated forces.
"After things around Washington,
Ik, got quiet, tin- \ ugttta bank officer*
procured a permit from the federal com
mander ti< take li'k to \ irgnnatheUuik
funds, with a small guard and four or live
wagons. The tirst night they euo*un|>ed
at the house of the widow where the
confederate gold had lieeu divided, near
which a number of Vaughn's soldiers
lingered, afranl to return b> their h >tuea.
Vwaaoon spread in the neighborhood
of the arrivid and camping of the tnuu.
Fourteen of the Tcuueiews' boyu iuid
one Alabama boy from Johnston's army
were soon mounted, drtvoaed aome of
them with blue is tats. Vaughn* com
maud were generally clothed with fed# rai
uniforms. The little eouiputiy uwvid
up iu military style, an ex-c.iptam iu
command, l'liey* ilemaudisl mtiie name
of the United States government tlieaur
render of the funds claiming them to U*
Confederate funds still. I'he parties in
eliarge of the gold surrendered without
tiringash.it. All the men were placed
under guard, marched off aome distiuice,
and placed iu charge of u small force.
The Imlanee Uw>k poosa-ssiou of the treas
ury, and broke open keg after keg and
Isix after IKX. When they found one
containing silver coin, they passed it by;
but, when one contained the yellow
eagles, they appropriated them until all
were satisfied. Then the guard was
relieved, and the others tilled their Mich*,
l'liey then left, the liauk officers looking
and feeling very blue.
"A lieutenant and his squad at the
time were met by some of Vaughn's
men, and were charged and put t > r.'iit,
some of them captured, and on them
were found fourteen witches and other
valuable property taken from cilia us.
The Confederate squad left, with their
gold tied tip in eornsacks ami blankets ;
some of the Ik>vs t .k off tlieir jun.l and
drawers, iuid ti I it up in the leg* ; some
of them took whole U>\< s ipibroken.
They, as soon as out of sight, disbanded,
and each one went on his own way, and
to dispose of his own treasure, some hi I
ing it ids nit in fetuv comers, in the
swamp and old fields. When done, each
one repaired to liis home or to where
tle y m re boarding, except three, win
were more judit'lotla. These three had
Idisl to their number one other, and
their gold was divided, and not K ing
able t ■ carry all one lx>x was thr >wn i:i
the run of a branch under a bridge. The
IHX had not Ixs*!! OJK-IIC 1, the party l>E
licving it contained only SI,OOO in sil
ver, but the men who got it out t-'iil the
writer it contained over SII,OOO in gold.
It was divided among three outsider ,
who w re relations in part to the three
who placed it tir-re, aud described tin
place by map* and instructions. After
wards, some two days or more, the
writer went with some of th • nam • parly
and others, with the same map. and hunt
ed ov. r the same ground. The whole
facs i d tha country had Usui acratclied
ami dug up, but still we found a few sil
ver quarter.s in the brush and an < mpty
box tour a |-ud. Tdie pond wa-■ -mr- 1
and and in it jui old wheat MM k
was found with s.">oo or si'>oo in silver.
It was considered free properly and ili
" But let us go back to the next morn
ing after tlii- robUrv. The 1 milkers
ottered a reward, 1 believe, of g 10,000.
AH Georgia around in ritrb was up aud
hunting. No clue c uhl b< given as to
the ones who had earned off the qs-ils,
until tin* Alnliama lsiy. dividing that it
was not provident to go t-> tlie old field
gully and get his spoils, to>>k a gold
piece or two, I believe two twenty dollar
pieces aud a few silver quarters, ahoul
dered his knapsack and struck u lice line
for home, intending to soon return ufter
idl the excitement would die out and
claim his gold. On he tnuupod, think
ing of home, swi 11 home, and dear ones
in Alabama, and how soon he would make
all comfortable with his friends. As
mile after mile was left b. hind, the little
town of Daiiburg, in Wilkes ojunty, was
reached. Home nice candy or cake was
t<><> great an inducement to one of Gen
eral Johnston's starving boys; his one
dollar and seventy-live cents drawn in
Virginia, I guess, was long ngo left lie
hind for tin- same kind of eatables that
now induced him to pull out a fresh
- ilver quarter and invest it, and on his
way he went rejoicing, more happy than
his confederates of Johnston's command.
But his twenty-five cents led to the final
discovery of those who had tho gold.
The (ti orgia Iviys, always good soldiers
and s -outers, saw something iu the new
quarter left in Danburg with the cake
sutler. The Alabama boy was followed.
The column was overtaken and informa
tion gained, no that all the parties were
made known, and all found in the
!ieiglil>orltO()d f except the Hqua'i 1 liaVi
al hided to, and two others who had hid
theirs and gone home to upper East
Tennessee, carrying only B.VK) eaeh < h. • I
learned). The Alabama boy, from threats
and promises of no punishment, was re
leased, aftertellin" all lie knew, and show
ing where his 817,000 were hid. He
then went on his way home to Alnbninn,
not mi happy as lwf re. Wo have never
heard of him nince. So the arresting
and investigating commenced, gold was
brought in, and a compromise was made
with the hunkers, from 815,000 to 8'!0,-
000 paid over by each one, and a release
signed by the bankera So the Ten
nessee boys went their way rejoicing,
for they no doubt saved a little for n
wet day. The thirteen lucky ones then
dispersed in different directions."
Tell Your YVife.
A correspondent of the Ledger, who
says he is getting into serious pecuniary
difficulties, wants to know whether it
would lie beat to tell his wife about it at
once, or to bide your troubles from her
until he weathers the atom, or finally
goes under, as the ease may lie.
Tell your wife, of course, ami tell her
at once. The effort which a man makes
to keep his troubles from his wife under
such circumstances, is a heavy addition
to his burdens. Any wife, worthy of
the name, would be drawn closer to her
husband by his confiding his troubles
to her. And what a source of strength
her sympathy would be to him ! And
not only her sympathy, but her advice—
her mental and moral help. For a wife's
intellect, when aroused by sympathy for
her husband, whose fortunes are im
periled, is intuitional and prophetic.
She sees straight into the very heart of
complications which her husbund's
harassed mind cannot penetrate. His
own mind is warmed and quickened and
strengthened by communion with liera.
When a husband confides in ami eoun
sels with lib wife in hi i davs of trouble,
she is then in very truth what God made
her to lie, " a help meet for him."
CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO., l'A., THURSDAY, AI'IUL 8, 1875.
A HEAK-CATCHINti HOVEBNOK.
lien the I'reeesl I trrullvv ul < wlllsrsla
■HIT I.•! M (*rt#4h.
Vu enthusiastic e,■rresjsindeiil of tlie
Stin FraucisvM Atta gives the subjoined
dfwwriptioit id an encounter with a grnudy
bear, iu which California s new governor
I I'uvheoo) llgurevl prvuniuently;
thivenior I'iwlirssj liua, among his tu*
vMiuphsJuneiits ail they are many one
| ssessetl. We Iwlii Ve, by Ul oilier gov
ernor in the I lilted Slates H" can
lasso, and getaway with a wild, grir.'ly
Isstr; ami we saw liuu do it in May,
oil the lullu'ho tie I s ths >s (Hear lialn'h)
in San I .Ills t Ibisjsi, then the reanleliei
of tSovemor PHciieco'a mother. Asm
lip lit the mountains, am -tig the wild
cats, the gritxlies take tin ir inornuig
naps, aft r their nightly prowling uUmt
in search of anv stray calf, pig, or other
small game, tlorly one morning the
enormous print of a gritr.li '* foot was
son in the earth close by the dw llnig
of the governor's mother, and iu a few
minutes Komualdo iuid two or three
others were iu the saddle and off for the
mountains. When the t ill wild ont.s, 1: ilf
w*v up the mountain, w> re r .iched, the
pnrtv lia.l not riihleu more than two
minutes among the tall, lry wisps, when
the horses suddenly started, snorting
loudly, and instantly a huge grirxlv
stood erect, willi a terriflo presence, higii
above the dry, wild sit->. Ho looked
just like a giant, with shaggy, furovercoat,
his eyes gleaming ti. rcely, Ins cruel teeth
and red mouth unpleasantly conspicuous.
Each man and \.rvh. i for the in
stunt seemed ja trithsi us if, while every
nerve and every muacle and wary sense
w.isat its utmost tension, tliey ha*l suil
tleillv hoiked Ujsin the Medusa. In n
aecoud's time rirhtoi spurred forward,
swinging lus 10000. I'he Ix-ur commenced
spurring warrily, and few proff-ssiomd
I sixers coil fend oflf as these creatures
will. Hut IVUMO'I luseo allot out like
an arrow, :.d elasiwal nlsnit the huge
fore-foot, whim the liorse (who mw every
movement, and was just :.a wideawake
as lV'bmi), sprang the other way. and,
the lasso I sung fast to tli |mmunl, the
la-.-ir was instantly thrown to the ground,
when two other men, quick as lightning,
had tlirown their la-vsoa and cnuglit the
hind fet; then uin>th< r rider caught
the lis se fore 1 4 ait. Olid til- f-'ttr Iff- S
took their position* like cavalry animals
trained by some noiseless signal, oinl
slowly marched down the mountain's
side, two liuma in the van anl two in
the rear, dragging t'raa Major utiidly
d-mru the grassy d -cut, the r ir In r. ■
keeping jtist tint line enough t > preveut
the twar from getting any two of hi
terrible hind claws. Nuld 1 is punt. d
some of these l .dllortux lass nig •slim
that luive lwa as near justice t > such
exciting tableaux as could la* done by tlie
jwunter's art, but nothing could j airtrsv
the intensity of excitement and action
brought fiirth at such a moment.
lVliroo woo, at that time, twenty e .■
y< ara old, ami the handsomest man
ever hxiked u|H>a. I guess the panther
in the wilderness w .* not more fair than
he. Wh 11 It • first realized the sudden
pre.vnoe of the terrible enemy and stood
erii-t in his stirrups, his hun gleaming
with the glory < i youth, f< iirlcwui'**,
and excitement lus gr. .it black > v-s
sparkling, his white teeth tightly prwwd
uiHin his nether lip, perfectly at til for n
"• -mid, he wns the mud glorious object
in nature. In no longer time than the
si lit of this could Is- jn~t token m lo
sprang forward, hi.-* long, dork hair t ■ -cd
wildly for a moment, and th< n lie hid
cm "lured tin* lx.nr, as relat tl.
Tlie captors slowly t ->k tle-ir prison* r
down to the boi|:i >, wle-re a long, heavy
piece (> f tmilx r lay u]*ui the gra ..
Eust<>uing til' Issir • llilid flit to til"
tinilx-r with the string lasso*, and tie*
for*- fe t to u strong, ilaeji driven stake,
they st'-pjied away t< a reqx tful dis
tens', their eyes Ujs>n the feisx'iotui
i-rtnr > , sunl their hands njou tlu-ir
s.uldl> jsimiuels. We walked up dose
to the bar to tak<- a ears fill hsik at htlu.
All cri-d out "Cuimlo!" "Take
"Why, In-'* all a -cure," -uid.
" Y< •*, bit' l>*k out."
"Yon don't thi'ikliee >uld get loow"
"Perhaps not, but V u'd belt r keep
awa;-." And we did.
Tin-bear lay with hi i hea l lt%<s-n
his huge isiws. covering loh eye*, rave
occasionally when he would furtively lift
his eyes, like a sulky child, t*> look at
his captor*; then covering his eye* ag iin,
remain a moment ami -teal another look.
S -on he gave lienvv sigh*, and some one
*.ni<l, "Ho is dying i" Wo cxpn -d
surpris-* t*> leuru that the hear was
"He is not wounded," they r*'pliod.
" but bis heart br. uk* lie I b"* of rug- ."
And, in a few moment*, lie lmd breathed
his In t, ami was drill'"' .1 away same ills
taneo from the house and left.
I'nelietsi point l *! to the sky. We
looked and saw n hundred carrion crows,
whoso wrutoilful eve* had seen the feast
l<>ng before it wa:i half way down the
mountain aide; ami before we were a
humln-d yards from the dead bear, its
(tody was completely hidden by tlie sable,
flapping wing* of tie- hungry undertaker*.
The Port-nii-Prlnce Fire.
t)uc-third of the entire city of I'ort
nu l'rince was destroyed by the lut-j flre;
four hundred houses have been con
stinied. and the loss to property in esti
mated at $2,0(10,000. The ilr<* origi
nateii near the "North Gate," *priiid in
an easterly direction to the ('mix dea
Itoasah's, and extended to the quay and
the vicinity of 15--1 Air, where it was
stop(M*d. The property wan chiefly
owned by foreign residents, composed
of Knghahmcn, Hollander*, German*,
Frenchmen, and a few Americans, uml
won insured iii companies in Koropean
-ities, mostly in Amsterdam, Holland,
where the loss falls very heavily. No
American oomjwuiies lot anything by the
flre. 'llie portion of the city which w.-.n
destroyed wa* com)xmed of v< rv old
houHi-H, some of which were built at the
time of the flrst settlement, three Jnni
dred years ago, and were, for the most
part, low frame buildings of little in
trinsic value, occupied in the lower tmrt
as stores and above an dwelling t. The
entire northern portion of the city was
swept by the flames and destroyed.
Antelope ami Kaltlesnnke.
The rattlesnake, the iiwot dreaded
reptile of Anwrirn, is brnvolv Attacked
and killed by the antelope. The manner
of attack is curionn nn<l effeetive. As
soon us the snake is discovered, the male
antelope commences trotting swiftly
round the enemy, seemingly with the
nnrtMHie of oonfumtig it; tin n springing
liigli into the air, and bringing his four
sharp hoofs together, descend* with all
his weight upon th snake. The instant
lie touc)u>s it he separate* his foot with a
quick movement, and tears it to pieces
before it has time to strike.
A Surprise Tarty.
They got up a surprise party on s
young married couple at whoso house in
Chicago a similar affair was one of the
social surceases of lost season. The
conspirators were met calmly but
cordially at the gate by the husband,
who rested on his shotgun, while his
beautiful and accomplished wife, whose
face and form were visible inside the
porch, said she was very glad to see
them, but she didn't think she could hold
the bulldog back more than a minute
THE SAD STOUT OF A LIFE.
The I nlurlwnwle VI l!r el tinaliulllew, Oure
I ui|irct el ileal, o.
The lb Igiuii pupi l* announce that
the death uf the unhappy t'urlutta, tin
wile of Maximilian, once emperor of
Mexico, i* daily exjweted. During tin
last ycuta of lh-r eventful life the mini
Iwr dat kti< sa uf mental night has rtwtisl
upnii her, aud even the own notation of
forgetting iu insanity Iter miafurtuiiea
has I well denied ller. 'The light of till*
World'* pleasures, though Uot the gloom
of Its pains, long eineo went out for
her, and that alie nhoitld not follow her
brave and unfortunate husband to the
grave umy lie regarded o-s the only hup
pile-an whieh the future had iu atore for
lier, and as a grateful relief to the royal
hearts who have watched over her deso
late yearn with constant and loving ti -
ilerneSH. The daughter of Leo|Mild 1.,
of Ili'lgltlUl, the Wisest Ullil shrewdest
sovereign of his tune, blessed with
I wanly and a superior mind, graced with
the actsiiupliahniciit* if courts ami the
JHIII h of letter*, it was Callotta's dew
tiny to lie tuiited at a very early age to
the most amiable and able of the Alls
tnaii archduke- Muxinuhnli w.uv dl
tnigui dml for his virtues, hi* courage,
las tsnirtly Iwiuuig iuid the litwrul toue
of lus thoughts and fecluiga. At the
time of the murrtuge no more brilliant
prosjwot 11 um tlie luxurious life of IUI
eiujieror's brother ami sister ojiencl be
forvi them. Maximilian thought of Uo
loft lei ,h stiny than to form one of the
priueely galaxy around Francis Joseph's
throne, to govern a Slavic or Croat prov
inoe, js-i haps l-ml his sword to the glory
of Austria, or to S|veml happy summer
months with lus lovelv bride nt Ills cas
tle of Miramnr, on the Adriatic, No
graver danger tlian that of a European
war or liH*al i!isurr*s-tiou thi>atemd
to interrupt ati ampul and contented
The ambitious projects of Na| Ml], Sill
suddenly intruded upon tlio even tenor
< f this calm exist* nee. The eonquewt of
Mexico by Ihuaine and the ntss v.ity <f
timluig a wearer of royal bhsxl for the
new imperial crown, caused Duns to
cast his even over Europe f T the avail
able candidate, ami be fixed ujwin Maxi
ihsti as the priius< Ix—t fitt-tl for lus
I'UrjsiM 1 . The Archduch' ss Sophia
urged him to decline tlie Imuble. Car
lot! its, with all the enthusiasm of youth
and ambition, K-ggod him to accept it.
To her Maximilian unfortunately yield
ed; lie w-nt to M< xnsv, iic.s.iiipai.i. dby
Ins daunt lev* and exulting wif, and
br.itely nervisl himself tonus t thejienls
id his jsi w 4 position. Them' perils w n
n i fanciful, tin- long conflict bet we< u
ih> Tut'iallv usurping < mperor and the
I* rsisw iit Juar> 2 is • 11 known. Its
tragic termination, in which the gallant
Austrian went calmly to the fate of
Charles of England au.l Lsuns at Kroner
t. one of the most thrilling episodes in
hist.in t arlotta st-ssl stanchly by ln-r
husliaiid from tlrst to lost. When lus
cause wiuusl and bid ere long to be des
|x-rate, this h. roic woman li*st 4 nel to
r.urojx 4 . fell ot Napoleon's feet, and
b gg- I liitu t' go t . the res. ;ie. Stung
by tlie refusal of the one who had lured
Maiituuntu acrans the .ss'an, the unior
tuunte pnn<s-sx broke into wtid impre
- iti.ins. Krom St. Cloud ale* hastened
to I tome, only to learn at the Yuiicon
tlint it was bo|>eleaa, ! lesjwrate with
disapp 4 mtmeiit, CarlotLa wondered v. r
Kurope, ple-bliug with l'rancis Joseph
at Vu uiM, mourning witii her bmtin r
m Hruicel*. Tin n the bright though
weary intellect lwgiui to fade. Hlie aauk
into alternate idiocy and madness; and
while ill this ill 44 e£is.sI fancy she was
lighting the battle over and avi-r again in
the quid letirement of Lackeu, Mixt
uiiii.in was sliot ut (jurnhn.
Mourning In China
We And the following account in a
foreign paper of the national mourning
for tli" late Kinjwror of China. No on**
mourns till the d*-aih is i-flieially an
nounce d, but then the mandarins paint
out the decoration* on their hotiae walls,
and wrnn their aednn chair* in block
cloth. The common i**<ple have to
ahave tin ir hrstla, an 1 also to js rforni
certain ceremonies pn scribed for them;
but the mandarin* on a woiul pns*huna
tion from the governor of tl** provinoe,
ni* t together on certain appointed ilays,
in a particular temple to "lift up th*-ir
lamentation*." Tlie mode of their pro
ceeding i* in this wise: All entitled to
take part in the ceremonial, having mus
ter* 1 niM.le th<" temple, each slowly and
silently tk -< up tlie position pr> senU-d
for him. Tins done, a professor of cere
tuony appear* n)>Oti the scene who, amid
profound -ilence, eulla cmt in a com
manding tone, " Kneel down!" Imnie
diab-ly the highest in rank and jsiwi-r
in the province simultaneously fall
prostrate. Then the next order conns;
"Knock your lti*a*is once on the
gnmnd," which the company immedi
ately do. Again and again the fore
head* tap th*' floor, nnl y*t a thirii time
they arc required to kms-l ami knock.
The professor, while they an- still on
their hands ami kms-a, now command*
them to "begin their lamentations;"
whereupon these rational N-ing* ooni
nienee to nnwm ami weep in a whimper
ing, subdued tone of voice. This lull
ing lw*en kept up for a minute or so. all
nre ordered to "atop their crying,"
"rise up," ami " disjierae from their
places," which, by this time, they seem
not unwilling to do.
It i* th* fa- mi of restless ami ambi
tious wont u ij despise home-life an too
tame, t<* narrow, tixi uneventful for
tlieui. They long for n wider arena, *-t
well in the view of the world, win r on
to display their gifts or their acquire
ments; and they think this claustral
home, this uuexeiting family of which
they form n part, unworthy of their
effort*. And yet in reality tlie art of
living well at home, and of making the
family life n success, is ju-t n* great
in it* wav, if ted *> important in it* nj>
parent only apparent results, a*
the flnest shiule* of diplomacy and the
largest trniiHrtetiona of business. All
*<*rt* of talents, both moral and intel
lectual, are wnnted for the ta*k; ami it
seems slightly irrational to de*|ii*c a*
futile qualities which • few of n are
strong enough to possess, or to rate
them as Ixwioath the regard of high
minded people, when not one in a hun
dred has wit enough to employ them
to A satisfactory issue.
I,using a Hot Without ltettlng.
A Hangor fruit dealer has been paying
a bet recently, with the making of which
he had nothing to do. A couple of well
known gentlemen stepped in one after
noon, and beginning to eat oranges, in
formed the proprietor that they had
made a bet 01 the oranges on a certain
question, ami after the bet was decided
the loser would pay for those which they
were eating. To this the dealer in fruits
was agreed, und the customers ate nil
they desired. The next time they were
in the store he inquired which one was
to pay for the oranges. " Don't know
yet," wus the reply; "1 bet that when
I the Brewer bridge is carried away the
' Brewer end will go first, and Smith bet
i the Bangor end will go first." The
oranges were immediately charged to
profit and loss.
\ Ohio has ten Springftelds.
Hated lit a Spider
The following singular M|I from
death of Kooli Hopkins is related by hi*
d-w.-udants, who Vouch for the aocuru- 4 )'
of thw incident: Mr. Hopkins, over
ono hun.ln,l year* ago, resided in
DntolinM muutjr. N.Y. After disjMMung
of hw property he joined the hmtquo
hannu t'oiio.iuiy and went to livo in the
fur tinned Wyoming valley, I'a. The
Indian* from tin- lake* IHvwiie very
troublesome and continued to roam in
lamd* through the while settlements,
ravaging their stock* and crops. One
night a Hidden iuid unexjs-cted at
taek wan iim,ti* ii| m >ii the settlement tv a
large band of infuriated suvages, and
the settlers fled for their live* into the
W.HMI* slid inoiiutauia. The indium* iiur
atied thein their war whooi>s falling
upon the ears of the d tenseleua nlntes
like the erien of Wild l>eait< in search of
prey. After roaming about in the tUrk
tieKs for some hours Mr. Hopkins stum
bled over a large log that Lay across his
pathway,and finding it hollow ereptintu
it. Here lie laid for several hours. 'Hie
situ had arisen and he was debating
whether he had latter (Viutlliu* his
inareh over lli mountains, when he
hard the footeU-je* of his pursuers m-or
by and their subdued but animated con
vernation. lie felt lliat hia d<s>m was
Sealed Olltl the cold sweat oooed from hi*
Is sty and brow. Weary with their long
anarch, the Indians sat down on the very
log IU which Mr. Hopkins WMODDMII a,
while their eyes peered hither and
thither, hoping bi mtch a sight of
some jssir fugitive. Mr. liopkius heard
the bullets rattle in their pouches, and
gathered from their broken savage
tongue, intermixed with English word*,
the intelligence tliat some of his friends
and neighbors had Iwen captured and
shun. It was a moment of fmrful
anxiety. Home of the Indians walked
around to tlie end of the log, and seeing
that it was hollow stopped down and
looked in. Their companions were roll
i-il and they all gathered around like
hounds with their gmne holed, aa if
ready to shoot the moment it emerged,
l'lic Indians seemed to Is* holding a
brief consultation. Mr. Hopkins was
just on the jKiinl of surrendering him
self and 1 legging for mercy on the
ground of his many kind nets in former
turn-a to tin* lmitamt, when his attention
was arretted bv a large spider, whieh
was busily engaged weaving a large and
ts-antlful well right over the entrance.
He threw his threads from side to aide
with great rapidity, on that when the
Indians came to look in they, too,
aocmcd to notice this aeii.il work, ami
supposed, of oour-o, no one could br
c. iceoled witiiin. S- el aiti-r they iis
apjM-aretl. Aft. r remaining iu this
craliilHsl retreat as long as he eotlld en
dure ha came out and wandered for many
.lays in the vriidi-niees, suVllsUtlg on
n<'thing but the C.UTOMI of A putrid tur
key which lu* found dead. His ciolluug
t* iti into shreds, hu* l<ody la*vrated, he
came on<>- more ujion the dwellings of
Tlie Hid Hltck Silk.
()ur grandmothers thought they knew
all alsuit th economic* in their day and
generation, but they were vastly Is hind
the present age. A sharp-witted girl
who likes to hsik nice, and yet liaa a
scant pur*.- to draw from, could teach
hr frugal grandmother a lesson that
woahl make her open her eyes in wond< r.
Silk was silk in those days, and a silk
dres* waa an holiest garment, fit for the
el->s< st tuspecUon from head to foot. It
dm-* o<d d 'to inquire t.*> cl<*ely into
tit.' make up of much that w see prom
emuliiig the streets, and l.sikuig very
hmidaome, now a dava. Still it i* handy
to have the knack o} making <iver an old
dress iuto something very presentable,
without a great outlav. Two go.nl lioa Is,
and two pair* of nimble fingers, recently
made over a black silk in away that
mar give a hint to aomcltody else.
fin-t, the old garment, which was
wt-aiit and plain, ami darned m many
places, was carefully ripped apart Then
it was sponged iu wat. r in which an
old kid glove liad 1 s-eu steefwd, tlu-u
ironed on the wrong hide, and it was
found to ls> a* stiff aa new. Now the
old black silk lug was brought out, and
the mucilage Isittl". Tlie tiny holes
and thin places were gummed over, and
a little patch of black silk placed on the
under side, and ironed smoothly. There
was M-wrcely a trace left on these worn
out place*. 1 wonder what our grand
f!n-r would have thought of such
j !.l lung !
The old wait piece* were turned and
bit- lt> the waist portion* of n polo
in lining, piecing them where it was
needful. Then the polonaise *kirt was
cut out of the l*-*t Imallu of the skirt,
joining it to the waist pieces very in stlv,
closing tlm jwlonaise in front. The old
sh* v. * cut tlie low. r luilf *>f new alcevca
bv judicious piecing, and the u|>jmt
sides come from the skirt. Tlie |H.lo
muse wa* a success, and there were still
piece* enough left to flounce on old
alpaca skirt cut scant according to fash
ion; nudn plain strip at wlk above the
flounceoomo well up under tlie polo
naise. There wen* aerajw enough to
rnffle this up|*er garment on the e.lge,
ami to trim waist ami sleev.** so a* t*>
hide the piecing*. When all wit* done,
it wa* a very respectable dress, ami e*
p*eially in the evening would pass al
most for new.
It is always a good rule to save the
pieces, a* long a* a .Ire** i. in existence.
F.veti some scrap may !*• ju*t what yon
will nee.l to piece out a corner. Old
black silk ami alpaca always conic use
ful. liven tie* smallest piece* of alpaca
n*v worth saving to cover for cording
which i* just now in order as trimming.
A little bias band of black alpaca often
answer* in place of mure expensive trim
ming, and brighten* tip little girl's
dress of bine, or red, or plaid.
An old al|*tea dress can lie vastly im
proved by ripping njwrt, sponging with
-.offer, ironing and making over after u
Fvanilne Yonr Insurance Policies,
Tlie New York Journal of Cbnmirrrr
urges the iuijsrirtaiice of parties supjsw
ing theniselvea to be insured, to careful
ly exnniine the "fltie type" conditions
of lire in*nranee |*>lieie*. \Y< quote:
We were reminded of this neeesoity by
a recent ea*e in which property was do
stroyed and only part of the insuratiea
could be collect'd IxH'imse, in the other
policy, it was stipulated that no other
insurance should 1' maile without writ
ten ooiiscnt indorsed. Another case
within our acquaintance i* that of an ex
]>erionc<xl and generally trustworthy
agent insuring n piece of property in two
companies, nnd neglecting this condi
tion, so tlmt one of the (adieus was void
from tlie lieginnitig, and lsth would
have lieen if ls>th had contained thecon
dition. A little extra vigilance on the
j-art of the assured in this ease enabled
him to give a satisfactory answer to the
question, " are you insured <" But how
many of our reader* would have an
swered it, relying merely upon the pay
ment of premium and possession of the
policy, and not have found out until
burnt out that they were not insured, or,
if not a sufferer by tire, that they had
been paying n premium for the mere
iMisseasion of the worthless—no matter
how ornate—signatures of an insurance
president and secretary ?
It is now possible by the aid of hy
draulic machinery to bend iron shafts
of twelve inches to any required shape.
Term* : 92.00 a Yonr, in Advance.
I'm Thinking of Thee.
Whan mom, in bar beauty.
Is flushing the earth,
Aml nature, bright nature
Konim brimful at rnirtli,
When eweet laid* ale warbling
Their wild IIUUM of glee,
My Uiought, are nut roaming:
1 m thinking of the*.
VVlini softly the day-beams
Ar* eiukuig to reel.
And tl.eir gorgeuu* tinting*
Have died in the west,
And uoouligbt i> dancing
O'er ocean and lea.
My thought* are atill thine, love
1 tu thinking of thee.
When wild wave, are daebUig
Again.! the lone ehore.
And liglituiuge are flashing
And deep ih under* ruar,
And tierce etorwa ale waging
A war wuh the eea,
Hull! ellll! oh, eo fondly!
I'm thinking of thee.
THE SILVER MINE.
Thrtf in uo denying tlie fart that both
Mr. Matthews anil ins wi/<* wr tired
of poverty and iu attendant struggles.
When li< one day picked up ou lii* little
lot n atone of peculiar construction,
found tliat it was a part of a wain of the
same inati rial, took it to ati aaaaycf and
was told tlwt it waa silver ore and Would
| mil out fifty ounce* to tin- toll, there
seemed to l>e a change iii affairs. They
had lived very economically la-fore, and
uo doubt on inure tliau one uceaaioti
envied tin ir more fortunate neighbor*.
When he told Mm. Matthews of hia dis
covery, alid informed her that the tide
in their affairs had turned, she cried
and laughed and hugged hiiu and sang
all in the same breath.
" tbir horwa ahall be black," ahe
*obl> l, "alid We will have a huidau
that will put the Brovuea' httle landau
lette out of sight !"
" 1 ahall aeud Wybeto (i<*rm*uy,"said
Mr. Mat the w, taking up the aaine a train.
"Martha.* We may as well begin to
call In r Martha."
" Well, Martha, then, shall have the
leet niuai wl education iu the world,"
mid Mr. Mntthewa. " Our children ahall
have all we missed."
" And how ioug will it be la-fore it
liegiu* to liny f" asked Mr*. Matthew*.
" Well, mid Mr. Matthews, "that i*
the question now liefore the meeting.
We own the mine; but to dear away the
rubbish, employ esperta to find tin* vein
and Miik shall*, to Ret out the ore, to
smelt it, and all the rest, that will take
money, and money is what we don't
" Then how under the sun "
" 1 propone to mortgage the house for
my share of the ready money. And I
tlnuk it would be easy to induce Mr.
Means to go in with me "
"Mr. Means! I would rather it were
somelMidy from out of town."
" Why, pray, what odda"—
"Why? Well, 1 should like to hear
any good miaou for our making tlie
fortunes of those jasrple that liave been
flaunting their finery over our keadaand
splashing their mud* on ns ever since wo
were bora ! It'a our turn w. We're
to l<e tlie millionaires. And if this mine's
like other mims, our yearly income will
be more tfaau their whole fortunes. Mr*.
Means won't le the only lady round here
crackling iu her silks! it doe* me
(food," said Mm. Matthews. And prob
ably it would have done anybody good
to be relieved at so much long-boarded
venom. "It d<*a me good," she Mid,
with a mocking sort of shiver. "It
make* me young again. What a pity
it didn't once when we were young,
Few jk oplc are obliged to look long
for partner* in such an enterprise, *ud
mam - on>tlr- were built over the silver
hiu h flattering offcf* for an in
terest in the iaim- wore made by towns
pmpk that Mr. Mat lb* w* thought it to
liia interest to sell to thom, bat Mr*. M.
mill 110. ami ho had to content himself
with the nut of town patrons.
What on* it wn*:—shining smooth sur
face* of lead that hid tlie silver, here
speckled with the preeions atufT. there
noalcd in rieh color* that declared the
presence of (pdd itself a* well—and how
it yielded ! Half-decomposed mat*'rial,
it mined only leas casdv than a gravei
pit; pure bricks of ailver came out of the
furnace*. Mrs. Matthew* beheld herself
the ctivy of ail those on whom alio ouce
had gazed with envious eves. Though
ahe had not spent a penny of it vet. she
wa* the miatrew* of more than ahe knew
how to spend; ahe lay awake nights now
joyously planning how to lie rid of it.
They" commenced life on the high
pressure principle. Jewelers and dress -
makers knew bow to make money go,
and they did it. In furnialiing their
lie* - house the host that could la? order
e.l ]aitciit apriugs, plate glass. quilted
satin, hidden inirror, card -pocket, par
is>l holder—became Mrs. Matthew*';
and as for horses, the horses that drew
the llroyni** were not g<ssl enough for
the Miitthewsos. Ten-thousand dollar
horses that stepped as if they knew their
worth were tin' ones that drew Mrs.
Matthews and Miss Martha when they
took the air.
Mr*. Matthew* had good taste in
dee**. She wa* fond now of showing
her husband what *lie could liave done
w hen she wa* young, if the means hiul
Is-en nt lianiL She wa* quite an artist
in color*. "Trust me for that!" she
aaid, displaying a star of enormous lia
monda that hail just lieen sent in fn-m
the city to match her necklace, for she
itad rarlr blatu hr in expenditure, mid
liked diamond* for her throat Wttcrthiui
for her trouble-some red hand*.
" But really, Mr*. M," said her hus
band, "we are living now at high pre*
ure. Don't yon think it would l>c l>otter
to hold off a little ami salt sometliing
down, in case of accident ."
" Accident J" said she, gayly. " What
accident can occur, unless an earthquake
should tip the world wrong side up with
mrc I Don't you think yon have enough
salted ilown in that mine now t No, Mr
Matthews, let us for the first year < r
two, spend all we can. In n little while
we shall I*' too old to enjoy it ; let us
enjoy it while we are young enough. It
establishes our supremacy, too, like
nothing else. It does me good to see
Mrs. llroyneand Mrs. Mean* kowtowing
to me. 1 want to laugh in their faces.
The men have just found out whatspleu
did business capacity von have ; the
women are all in love witii me. If you
could see that chit of a Puroell girl, who
u*sl to cut me whenever she felt like it,
admire my Ohantilly flounce on her
knees, it would be as good a* a play for
"You're a smart woman," said her
huslxuid, lost in admiration. " You're
a trump. You do credit to your money.
Well, have your own way, my dear."
Ami it is needless to say she did.
Yet, if the truth were told, the zest
flagged sometimes, ami she was begin
ning to find it just a little stupid. It
seemed, in recollection, as if those must
have been halcyon days when she hiul no
servants to mnke life a burden, and tlie
house was not full of creatures whose in
solence was only equaled by their ignor
ance, who style and smashed and kept,
her in a ferment. More than once she
caught herself thinking hot? pleasant it
would lie to feel the old exultation and
get the old praise nt having made both
, ends meet in some unexpected way ; how
pleasant it would aem again to be darn
i tig stockings on one aide of the fire in
the long evening*, while her hnslsuud
rend hia liook* on the other, instead of
putting herself into the haiuls of h*
torturing French tumid and going out for
the night Vet that French maid had
made Mr*. Matthews an adept in all the
toilette art*. Mhe knew how to tinge
her lip* a alight 1 fright cherry, though it
fori Wide the name Up* to kiaaes ; aba
kuew how to give her cheek a soft pow
dery bloom, how to bioudiline the stray
locks alfotit loir brow, and give that brow
an air of innocence and youth. Some
time# she thought it didn't pay. Mhe
wna sure Mr. Matthews didn't mind it to
all -in fact, lie hardly seemed to look at
her. lie wax absorbed in hia thought*,
in hia |wprra, hia buaineaa jwople, from
uioruing till night, and she even beard
him muttering figure* in bis dream*. He
waa all the time taking little journeys,
that he <wiled buaiiuMS errands, by him
self ; he didn't listen to her ; he tokl her
not to bother him ; lie gave her short an
swers ;he t*veu IK* PAN to lie vtingy of lus
check*; something aeemexl to worry him.
Mhe didn't know bat it bad beau pleas
anter when they were poor.
It waa the night, at last, of the great
ladl. The silver mine and its surround
iuga had turned the quiet town into one
of almost mi reckless revelry aa if
there were genii and afrites to answer
every with. Waa there not, indeed, the
great slave of the earth down that pit f
livery room in the Matthews place waa
resplendent with light and fragrant with
(lowers. Miotics that had been brought
all the way from St. Lotus, and even
more distant cities, by the decorators,
made bow. r* of bail* and stairways. In
the punch room there were fountains
flowing from unseen source*, which Mrs.
Matthews luul aeen the French cook him
self brew, after some imperial recipe.
The table sparkled with gold and silver,
and each portion of the country had con
tributed its separate dainty. Everybody
would far, as everybody had acid, how
royally, liow perfectly,* Mrs. Matthews
could entertain Ami then her cost tune '
While it seetned deferentially to give
precedence to that of every guest —or
else, as Mrs. Matthews knew by expert
ence, there would be a fine chapter of
ImcLbitiiig—it was more darkly splendid
than words can tell. It was black net
over black satin, and in every mesh of
the net a drop of jet sparkled; bandeaux
of jet in the bright hair met over the
forehead in tliat diamond atar, brilliant
ON Hespar, ami her diamond necklace
glittered l>etw<vn rows of jet again. Mhe
waa the icq* raonatiott of a frusty, star
lit night, a shadow at one glance, a dax
xle at the next. Mr. Matthews breathed
hard aa he saw her come down where he
paced the rooms alone before the aa
M milling of the guest*. lie went up to
her and kissed her. He seldom did so
now. •' Vs. you do justice to it all,'
he said. "If it had lasted long enough
for me to get to the Senate, what a
figure you'd hare made! Fm glad
we've had it, if it's only to have seen
you to-night. You arc a magnificent
" Dear roc, Mr. Matthews," she said,
reu<ljuati..g her diamonds, "have you
just found that out l"
" Well, how do you like it, on the
whole—this maguifioenoe f" aaid he, still
surveying her sharply.
"1* don't know," she answered.
"Sometime*, if yon 11 believe it—it"* ab
surd—l like the old way best!"
•' What if I had news of a great dis
aster to toll you. that we had to go back
to the old way, for instance—should
you like to hear it now or after the
"Oh, now!" she responded, gayly.
"Th<n I should have the ball to break
the blow, and keep my thoughts from it
till I waa used toii, yon see."
" Very well, then, here it is. The
silver mine has gone up."
" Gone np!"
" Come to an end. It's no mine at all
—merely a bit of drift, a piece of the
deposit of aonte old ripping and tearing
" Wind do vtm mean f"
"While it lasted it was good silver.
Now there's no more of it. Hie mine
has come to an end."
Mrs. Matthews caught at the back of
n choir. and grow no white that the deli
cate bloom, immovable on cheek and
cliin. look.il like angry stings. " Yon
arc jesting," site said.
"I moan it. and much worse. Wo
hare known this for some time. We have
been running it at large risk, in hopea
to strik'* another deposit. At least they
have. I wanted to own up and jay up
while we oonkL"
" While we oould f" she gasjonl.
" Yes. It was a stock company, you
sec, and the company was never inoor
(torstod, and we are personally reepon
sible for all debts."
'• Tlie payment of those debts will
sweep everything—the plate on that table,
the horses in the K table, tlie lace in your
drawers, the diamonds on vour throat—
everything. As nearly as I can reckon,
it will leave us nothing but the little
house in tlie lane, ami a mortgage on
"One of these diamonds would pay
the mortgage," she said, after a moment.
half suspiciously, half defiantly. "Can't
1 save it f"
" Nothing ! nothing ! The little
house is all. I forgot it when we were
"Is it empty!"
Titers was a brief silence as they stood
facing each otlter; ami then, to Mr.
Matthews' amasemcnt, his wife laughed.
" What a pity we didn't buy the vroe
land place in my name! Are you going
to reproach me about it ?"
Kcjiroach von ? It was my folly. I
felt like the shoemaker, who was made
Caliph for n tiny, in Patty's story-book.
I wns reckless, I thought I liad Potest
Yet I've learned the tricks; 1 may
j.iek up again. Wind's that, the car
Mrs. Matthews reclasped the bracelet
she had Iwn holding nn to the light
" What a masquerade 1" sue said. "llow
well we have played our parts ! Now
we'll go hack to work again, and you'll
spend your evenings at home. I like it
l*<t—i like it best! ' and she had thrown
her arms round her husband's neck, and
WAS kissing him like a child. "Hark!
yes, it is the carriages," she said, ar
ranging her disordered splendors.
" There go the Broyues and General
Killum up stairs. This is the tilth
" To-morrow the keepers will be in
the house," said Mr. Matthews, bit
"To-morrow we'll go home. And
next dHy I'll get up in the morning and
light the fire I"
Ilow to Tell.
A gentleman who rode his own mare '
in the course of an eastern tour, asked
his Arab attendant if he was quite sure
she always got her allowance. "Oh,
yea," he replied; "my countrymen often
steal from one another, and rob their
friends' horses, but I can alwavß find out
if your mare has been cheated."
"How?" "I always put some pebbles
in with the barley—seven or eight—and
count exactly how many I put in. The
mane never oats the pebbles, and, if any
one steals the barley, he is sure to take
two or three pebbles with it. If I find
the pebbles snort in the mornings I have
hard words, and thoy cannot tell how 1
know, so they give up cheating uer."
items of latomt.
Tbo difference between •sauraaae and
insurance to ui tfae ocwmtowuioe of tha
If DIM WORE to TOT two hundred y*w
it to rpiwti.Ni whMberutwd they
outlive their vice*
Mow Lavinia Ooodoll of Janoaville ii
celebrated M " tlm only *ot*rjrw pttbho
Ixuul 2m WtAAJ.IIBtn 99
Why doeanl V go ont to dinner with
the rrwt of the alphabet! Btdtt* it al
ways come* after T.
A Western editor drove off tramps lor
offering thrm fifty ceuta on boor to read
MM. poetical contribution*.
Tbo Metropolitan Hotel, Lincoln,
Neb., lias tbo Lord'* lawyer printed
entire on its doily bill of '•re
in Contra Costa county, California,
the aquirrela doetroy • million dollar*'
worth of property awry year.
A men of large experience said bio no
f jasintAnoe would fllJ a cathedral* but •
pulpit would bold *ll bi* friend*.
Tbe find American patent to ft nftlnml
toed Chinaman bftft just been granted.
Uwft. for ft improvement in overalls.
The fenoeft of tire United Htftte* arc
said to lie worth $1,80(1.000,000, mid. it
in added, that it cxieto $8,000,<0 annn
them in repair. There U
it< .iliing more intewattog than statistic*.
The chimney of the Indianapolis Roll
ing Mill, ninety-wx feet high, waft blown
down. It wwi suppoaed thftt ft nnmber
f tramp* who were in the habit of aleep
ing near lha 1 .oilers of the mill were
cruahed, but only one waft killed.
A Kentucky paper think* that a coun
try which to eaten out by gra**hopi>eni
iu tlm * maimer, and where whiaky freeaea
m.lid in the winter, might be advan
tageously left for the exduaive occupa
tion of tbe noble red man and the praine
Never to late to leant. Michael Angeto
wan a very old and bent man, when he
waa found one day standing in the anow
near the Cokwaeum. " Whither are you
goingt" waaaaked. "To achool," said
tbe old artist, "to try and learn some
I'leuty of peopla in Roaton and vicini
ty am auxioua that Jeaae Potneroy, tbe
boy murderer, aball be barged. Peti
tion* to the Qormor and Council that
they will not commute hi* sentence are
receiving numerous signature* to South
On * went trial in Waka, to tost the
validity of a will, it waa pitmsd that in
lMGti the tmtator became impaired in in
tellect to such an extent that be went to
llu post-otto* with a postage rfamp on
hia forebiwd and requested to be sent
to a place be mentioned.
Olive Logan aavs the extravagance of
American women, ao often the ttou of
maartiline remark, ia not ao attach dis
played at louts and parties—the proper
n*lm* of gorgeous apparel—as w the
.greet, where extravagance ia not merely
extravagance, hot vulgarity and folly.
Gen. Judaon Kilpatriek indignantly
rr-)>ebi an attach made upon him by a
em-respondent of the Cincinnati Knrptir
rr, and the editor soys: u lf it will be
any gratification to the general, he mar,
with our leave, take satisfaction out of
any AV/wtoer correspondent he may
When a man ia leaning over the hack
fence tolling a neighbor bow he would
shed hia laet drop of blood for suffering
Louisiana, it disturbs him to have his
wife yell from the kitchen : " Look at
here! are you coming with that bucket
of wator, orahall loomeoot and see to
A fugitive rebel chief in Dutch Borneo
is verv old, and had given orders that on
hia decease hia two youngak wires
should be killed in order to accompany
him to the next world. The two young
women very sensibly deserted the old
man'* "bejaad board," fleeing to the
Europeans for protoetioo-
George Ilenstock, wboae danghtor a
few dava ago picked up in the street at
Hanler. in England, a purse containing
£66, and who acted on the schoolboy *
maxim, " finding'* keeping, wan
charged before the magistrates with
sbwiing the money, and wa# aentenoed
to six months' imprisonment.
When a girl crop* hex front hair and
pulls it down over her forehead like a
Mexican mustang, and tlien ties a piece
of ml velvet around her neck, who can
wonder at the number of pale facet!
young men that throw away their ambi
tion and pan aleepleaa nights faring to
raise down on their upper lips'
If the heat which a human being give*
off in twenty-four hour* could, consis
tently with Dfe, be retained in the body,
its temperature would have at the end
of that time have reached one hundred
and eightv five degree* Fah.. a
ture above the point of iniagntahnn <
albumen, and high enough to cook the
The British frigateTbeti* has captured
two slavers, one containing one hundred
and iiiufllf-tvo and tb® ofctw?r oa® llßß
dretl and ten slaw*. The Portuguese
attacked a alave barracoon south of
Mozambique, containing one thousand
slave*, but were repulsed with kiaa. The
Thetis subsequently proceeded to attack
• Frank " said an affectionate lady the
other - lav to a promising vouug Ameri
can, "if you don't stop mucking and
reading ao much, you will get ao after a
while that von won't care anything at all
about work." " Mother," Wpbed the
hopeful, leisurely removing a very .ong
and turning wouier U*&i of
•Vrrthiwr'a, "I've got now.
A Penrith correspondent of the Lou
, don Court Journal up thai about uiree
wwka ago an adtfly wind blew down
a largo fir tree on land belonging to a
ladv m the neighborhood of Appleby
The gale from the west, laat week, bow.
ever, blew it np again, and it w "now
standing quite stately aiul majestic, as
if nothinghad ever happened to it. "
A large poster, bearing the startling
caption, " A man found dead,' wa< seen
posted in a oonmncuona place in Joins,
the heading liaving been adopted by Mr.
ITielps in order to attract special atten
tion to an advertisement of hia merchan
dise. A low days rinee kw own body,
bathed in blood, was found at the
threshold of his store, be having boen
A genial, bald-breded gentleman,
while in Pari*, went one day to the
Zoological gardens. The weather was
warm, and lie laid down on a bench.
Presently he fell asleep, and he was
aroused by a warmth about the head.
An infatuated ostrich had come along,
and mistaking his ldd head for an egg,
settled down with the determined resolu
tion to hatch it.
The India famine reports and the Vice
roy's minute thereon have been publish
ed. Tlie estimated total coat will not
exceed £6,600,000. About 100,000 tons
of rice remained after relief operations
were concluded. The total quantity of
grain carried to the distressed districts
waa about 1,000,000 tons. Trade statis
tics vindicate the policy of not prohibit
ing the export of rk*.
An ignorant tramp crawled into the
round nouso attached to the railway
station at Conemaugh, Pa., one coin
night lately, and ■ went to sleep on the
softest place he could find op the floor.
He was mther rudely awakened the next
morning bv the encroachment of a loco
motive on nis aleepmg quartern, and be
fore he could collect his senses his right
leg was cut completely off.
A man, somewhat intoxicated, lay
down the other evening in a bowling
saloon in Ellis county, Texas, sti etched
his body screws an alley and went to
sleep. A bystander amused himself by
bowling heavy balls at hia prostrate
figure. Three struck him—one on the
feet, another on a hip, and the third on
the head. On faring to wake the deeper
shortly afterwards it was found that he
It is now possible by the aid of hy
danlio machinery to bend iron shaft*, of
twelve inches diameter to any required
shape. Incredible as this statement
may seem to an expert, crank shafts are
now so made, instead of the slow, labor
ious, and expensive method of forging.
The bent shafts are also much better
than forged ones from the fact that the
fiber of the metal runs ih one direction
I continually, whereas in forged ones it is
often across the line of strain. .
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