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WiM 8owr <ii when warm Boss harfl*
Their fragile atnw too eager aeire.
Hold kioaely, child, the light live .!
Of Joy, that would ware free Ilka these.
Touch gently the fine fairy things
That laan their awaet forms gainst tlie
Otia harsh thought hniahea bloom frotu
That OOTW fan lore's ailver bower.
Clasp lightly what thy heart would keep
In dearest hope. In daareat fear;
The soft wind wore the May from sleep
What has rough March but April's tear ?
wonder if rou really sent
Tliass dreams of yon Uiat coma and go '
I like to aay: " She tliought of ma.
And I have known it." In it so ?
Though othar frianda walk by roar nida.
Yat sometime* it must suralv ba,
Thay wonder whera your thoughts liai a gotta,
Beoanss I hare you hero with ma
And whan tha busy day is dona
And work is aiubsl, voices cease.
Whan every one has said good-uighi.
In fading firelight thsa lu peace
I idly rest : you come to me
Vaur dear lore holds me cloae to rou.
If I could sea TOU fsce to face
It woukt not be mora awaet and tma .
I do not hear tha words you speak.
Nor touch your hauda nor sea your ayaa
Tat, far away the dowara may grow
Prom whence to ma tha fragrance flies ;
And so. a-roas tha empty miles
Light from my star shines. Is it, dear.
Tour lore has never goue away '!
I raid farewell and—kept you hare.
COUSIN ELI Hl'.
All her life long Sara Holmes hail had
a romance. It began and ended with
these words: " When Klihu mrntw
home." Aad though aha was nineteen
Team old at tlie time of which 1 write, it
seemed to her ou that burning July
day. aa she ant in hex brelrooiu and look
ed'out upon the moonlit fields, that alio
had been tiring on* or two centuries in
this world, at the very least, and all the
time dreaming golden dreams of Rlihu
onlr to find them shivered into atoms at
For Kliliu had come. Aud the time
and manner of his coming were so un
locked for and so unexpected to her as
well as every one else, that no wonder
the girl aat there in the moonlight, say
ing to herself: "He is here. I need
new watch or wait for him again. In
the next chamber ta mine he is sleep
ing—that is, if he can sleep. Poor
The earliest stories site could remem
ber bad heeu told to her by her mother,
abcnt "Cousin Eiihn" and the enor
mous fortune he had made "down
South," at a time when fortune* could
vet lie made in that unhappy land. She
Kad heard fabuk>ua tales of the jialace in
which he lived, of the negro slaves who
flew to do his bidding, of the beautiful
carriages aanl horses that N>re him from
place to place, and of the jewels, the
silks, satins and velvets that fortunate
woman would purees* who would one
day become Elihu'a bride.
Other girls had heard those stories
also, and the belle of the school at
Holmeedane often aaid timt, when she
was sixteen, she should "go i travel
ing," and find her way "down South,"
and "set her cap "for Elihu Holmes.
That the result would follow for which
she looked, no girl among them donbted,
for even the master's stern face softened
and smiled upon Rosanna Meadows,
when ahe shook back her golden curls
and lifted her large blue eyes with a
blush to his.
Poor RosannaSara leaned her cheek
on her hand, and looked over the hilltop
toward the village gravevard, where the
village twenty was now lying, with her
blue eyes closed, her golden ringlets
smoothed back from her white brow,
and her hands clasped in an unearthly
quiet on her breast. Elihu had never
known how her girlish fancy went out
towards him. And now Elihu had come
As Bora Holme* grew up, and de
veloped from the toll, angular girl, into
the queenly and self-possessed young
woman, the thought would sometimes
occur to her, a* she stood before the
mirror braiding her dark hair, " If he
should come bock, would he think me
pretty, now tliat Itosanna i* gone!"
Ths broad low brow, tlie oval cheeks
aad dimpled chin answered her; the
healthful color, the deep dark eye*, tlie
bright, bewildering glance said, "Yes."
For her* was now a higher beauty tlian
Roannna's pink and white loveliness had
ever been, and the treasures of lier mind
and heart might well have won an older
and wiser man to love her, long before
Elihu come home. *
And now she drew a long breath, and
set herself to recall all the incidents of
that sadden and startling return.
Tea was over—the milk was strained—
and they were all sitting on the front
piazza, under the shade of the maple*
and the locusts, while her lather rood
bits from the weekly village paper aloud.
Her step-mother was knitting; her sister
Grace was lining a hot, and ber brother
Ben was whittling ont a toy boat from s
bit of wood, while she, Sara, sat beside
him and held his tools as he needed
them, and lost herself in a reverie about
her hero in the Honth.
A carriage drove up the will ige road
and halted at their gate. The driver
descended from his seat and beckoned to
her father, who hurried down to the gate
to meet him. After talking some time
together, a small trunk was lifted down
and left beside the gab-. Then the
carriage door was opened ami a toll
figure descended, and directly after,
Ben, who hod followed his father in a
fit of boyish curiosity, galloped Isick
with distended eves, whispering loudly:
"Mother—girls ! Cousin Klihu has
come ! And he has lost every rent of
his property down South ! I ivard the
driver tell father so! And they have
sent him off up here, because they
thought he was going to be sick; and
there he is, yon see, loaning on father
and the driver, and he can't but just
walk. Isn't it a blamed shame of those
"Mercy!" exclaimed Ben'a step
mother, rising as they all rose, when the
tall, slender figure approached.
Sara looked up with her heart in her
eyes, to greet her hero—no less a hero
to her for the pitiful history of low and
ruin tliat she had just heard.
She saw a tall, upright, elegant-look
ing man, with a fair complexion, large,
melancholy blue eyes, a long, straight
nose, drooping eyebrows, eyelids and
lips, and a firmly rounded chin, that
somewhat counteracted and contradicted
the listless soilness of the rest of the
face. His hair was turning gray, and
the heavy, golden mustache had one or
two threads of silver, bnt, with that ex
ception, he wore no look of age.
Elihsi was well but plainly dressed in
a traveling suit of gray. He removed
his hat a i he drew near the ladies, with
a courteous grace; but he looked in
vain for the warm welcome frem the
second Mrs. Holmes and her daughter
Grace that he would hare received from
liia own cousin had she been alive.
Mrs. Holmes bowed to him coldly,
though civilly; and Grace, angry with
him and with herself for the sudden
collapsing of sundry ambitions hopes
which she had never confided to any one
except her mother, swept him her latest
dancing-school courtesy, and affected
not to see the hand he held oat.
Eiilm colored slightly and turned to
Kara, whose large, dark eyes were
fixed with a gaze of tender pity upon
his refined and melancholy face.
" You have a face that I ought to
know," he said to her gently. "You
are your mother's child, dear Sara ! I
hoped she would be here to meet me
when I came home at last."
Sara's heart was already full, and this
referenoe to her dead mother caused her
tears to overflow.
" Dear Cousin Elihu," said she, taking
PRED. KIJKTZ, Kilitor ami Proprietor.
VOL. vii r.
Ins hand in Kth here, "my mother re
memU'red and loved YOU to the laat day
of hor life. Slis would Uavu been glad
indeed to wo you hero ottoe more. 1
am glad. too. All my life long I liavo
looked forward to your coming.
•' But yon did not expect to see mo
return a I poor," said F.hhu, Mglung.
" Four or noli, it niattora little," re
plied Sara, lorrwillj, " You aro hero at
homo ouor more, and that ta oneugh to
mako tta all rejoice,"
" Aye," sard Kliliu, lookiug from hor
tx-aimng countenance to the cold faces
of the rest. " 1 should have Iw-eu glad
to bring gold enough U> mako mo vol
ivme. But wlvat has happened has
hapjiened, and 1 do not wish to complain.
Cousin Joshua, for my eouaiu'a sake,
and for tlio soke of tlie old turn* when
you and 1 were boya together, I supi>o*o
rou will lot mo stay at the old homestead
for a few days r"
"Kk 1 tlh ! To Iw sure ! Stay ami
welcome, Cousin Klihu," stammcrtsi the
farmer, who fei'ling the eves w>f hi*
wife ami his daughter Sara fixed upon
him. was like a mau between two fire*.
So it was settled, aud Sara flow about
like a gv<od fairy, to prepare supper for
the wanderer, and afterward to set iu or
der his room and bed. At nine o'clock
he retired, aud then the storm burst
Tlie second Mrs. Holme* inquired,
slirilly, if their liou*e was to IH> turned
into a "piair form," and maile the abid
iug place of every shiftless crapture who
had wastcvl his snbstonoe in riotous liv
ing among " those negrvaw"—only to
come, at the last, without a penny in his
(Hvket, to Im supported by those who
hod tlie misfortuue to bo relatexl to him
in a very distant way.
Mr. Holme* said, metikly, tliat "it
wasn't likely Eliliu would want to stay
long. and that as ho had once redeemed
the form, which was heavily mortgaged,
with his owu money, and given a deed of
the place toAis first wife, he didn't very
well sec how he could refuse him a slid
ter there if he claimed it For a time, at
least." he added, nervously, seeing his
second wife's black eyebrow* knitting
themselves together in away that he had
learned to drwsd.
Grace upheld hex mother in all her de
nunciations; though Sara thought, pri
vately, that it would have been mure
delicate hod she kept silence, since, as
the daughter of Mrs. Holmes by * former
marriage, die oould not la- sup|iosed to
have any great interest, pecuniary or
otherwise, in the di*pi>sitiou of the
As for Bon, like mo*t lnw* of thirteen,
he was on the aide of right against
might, and he did out scruple to say
that, for his port, he hoped Cousin
Klihu would stay there forever; and that
he was sure, as he had redeemed the
farm, that he hvl a jierfeot right to do
so. His sister Sara could liave kissed
him for the answer, but she kept silence.
The days went ou. By every art that
a mean and jmltrv spirit could invent,
Mrs. Holmes the second showed phviulv
to Kliliu how unwelcome he was bencatii
her roof-tree. As for Urm-e, alio siinplv
ignored him. And Mr. Holmes, though
he would gladly have been both grateful
and kind, was so tamed and wurrii-d by
nightly curtain lee'ure.*, hours loug,
that he ilaxed not show the ruined man
any attention, and only looked at him
wistfully now and then, as if wondering
when he would be gone.
Klihu's plate, knife ind fork were
ploeed upon the table at every meal,
it is true. He fared as the rest fared,
and his room and bed were the best in
But this was Sara's doing. To her and
to Ben he owed each moment of iuippi
in-*.* tliat he enjoyed in the old house.
The sister and young brother were always
glad to ho with him, but the other in
mate* of the house looked over and
orsund him, and even when he ate of
of thoix bread and drank of their cup,
seemed a* if they knew him not. Sara *
proud spirit blazed up for his sake at a
thousand petty insults ami affronts escli
day. She wondered privately to herself,
and aloud to Ben, how Cousin Kliliu,
with all the memory of hi* pu*t wealth
and grandeur still in his mind, conld en
dure it! Nor wo* she surprised, when,
one pleasant evening, just four week*
after his arrival, Kliliu told her that he
"I cannot blame yon. They have
treated "you no shamefully!" aha said,
while her heart sank down, down in her
breast, like a stone sinking into tiie
depths of the tiny lake ou whose hanks
they sat. '' But where will yon go,
Cousin Elihu ? What will yon do f
Yon were ill when you came here, and,
thanks to their onkindness, yon are not
well ami strong enough to care for your
self. Oh, it is a shame—asliame!'' she
broke out ngain. " And if you had
come rich, as they expected, every one
of them would have been at yonr feet 1"
Coasin Elihu smiled the smile that
always brightened his melancholy face,
till, in her eyes, it was the noblest, hand
somest face on earth.
"Nevermind them, Sara," said he;
" you an 1 Ben have been so good to me
that I hare scarcely noticed the rust. Ho
He paused and looked at her.
"Sara, when I'm gone, sliall yon miss
The tears rose to her eyes.
" Oh, how can yon ask ? You know,
Elilm. when yon go I shall lie miserable !
I sliall think of you among strangers,
poor, perhaps ill, jwrhnps dying"—
Hlie hid her faoe in her hands and sob
Elihn waited till her grief had ex
hausted itself, and then took her hand.
" What vou say is all very true, Sara.
I am not fit to go out into the world
alone. Will yon go with me 1 You have
a good home here, I know, but if I have
von to work for, I will soon make yon n
Iwtter one. Ami by ami bye Ben can
come to us, and we will make a man of
him. Will you be my wife, Sara ?"
She looked at him with all the solemn
fervor of n woman's love and devotion
shining in her eyes.
"If yon will take me, Elihn, and let
me care for yon, I shall be the happiest
creature on earth. Prom the moment
when I saw you come in at the farm
gate, from the moment when I knew that
your fortuno was gone, ami that you
were ill and alone in the world, 1 have
prayed that yon might love me. I don't
care wher* our home is or what it is, so
that we share it together. I can lie
happier with you In a log hut than I
could be with anyone else in ajadace;
for you need me, Elilm, and I—l have
thought and dreamed of you, and, I
really believe, loved you from the days
when my mother first told me atxmt you,
when I was a baby at her knee."
So they were betrothed, and after a
brief storm at the farm house when her
decision was first made known, Sara
followed the fortunes of her lover.to a
distant city where they were married.
Ben went with her as her protector
and " best man." Her father kissed her
and cried over her, as he bid her fare
well, and put a pocket-book containing
five hundred dollars into her hand as a
" I can't go with you to give you
away, my dear, and i" can't let you. bo
married here," said the poor man; "for
I shall never hear the last of it if I do;
and I'm getting old now, and 1 want
peace and comfort in my own home.
But God Ideas you, Sara, and your hus
band that is to oe. Poor Elihu 1 Your
mother loved him dearly, and I don't
| know a fault he has in the world, except
i that he is poor."
THE CENTRE REPORTER
Ho, strengthened by her father'# up
proval and bleating, Sara approached tlie
altar to comiccrato hor tif* to the hero of
her dreams !
The ceremony over, they drove to a
first class hotel, and breakfasted ill a
style that tnade Sam tremble for tlie
future. And after breakfast Klihu laid a
jmckage tieforc her, and a casket by the
side of her plate.
My first present to my wife," aid
he. "As for you, Ben "
A cry of delight from Ben made lus
sister turn rouud to look at him. The
Itoy was glorious iu s gold huutiug
watch and chain.
"Open your casket, love, ' said her
She obeyed, and a river of light seemed
suddenly to tlssli upon her from the
diamonds within. At the name moment
her husband broke the seal of tlie imok
sge and showed her a bank boo* iu
scribed witli her name.
"Ten thousand dollars are deposited
there, subject to your order," mud
" Ten thousand dollars! ami the
watch! and tlie diamonds!"' gasped
Sara, turning pale. " What can it all
'• I know," broke in Ben, with s
joyous laugh. " Cousin Klihu has only
l>eeu pretending to lie poor all this
time! Nicely sold all those people nt
the farm will lie
Sam turned to hex husliaud. lie
smiled, and drew her closely to his
breast. From tliat happy day uot a wish
of hers or Ben's has been u tig rati tied.
And all the romance of her life l>egnn
instead of ending tas she for s time sup
posed) when Lllihu came home.
The Old Spelling-School.
These dictionary men and women of
today, says an exchange, presume to
com* forward and think they know how
a ap< lling school was conducted forty
years ago. But it's all a mistake. They
were never there and helped to do it—
then what can they know aliout it (
They never walked two and three miles
through the aiiows and blows of a win
tor's night to a spelling schoot. iu a
school house away up in the hills, just
for the sake of sitting lawude a sweet
little bright eyed girl in a struwd calico
gown, with a small linen collar, and a
white apron. They never knew the
pangs of jealousy "from seeing another j
bov chosen to sit Inside her ; and they
never felt the awful misery of " getting
the mitten," and having to walk off,
knowing that that other boy was tru.lg
lug home in bliss beside that striped
calico gown, with the plump little liaud
of that bright-eyed gnl resting ootifld
ingly in his arm. Nor did they ever feel
the stiuging pom of frosted earn, which
every boy was willing to hazard getting
fur the sake *f seeing the girl he felt so
tender about. Th>i*e were happier days.
We thought we had our sorrow* then—
and weighty ones they were, too—but
now wo kuow that we had so much of
youth, and lil'e, and hope, and trust, and
tenderness, too, for the little bright
eyed girl in the striped calico gown
either she or another— that we look l*ck
to those sjielling school ilsvs of forty
rears ago with feelings of infinite long
ing ; ami some of us who wear spectacles
find that when we go over the scenes of
tltoae days, somehow our glasses liecome
dim and need wiping.
Shall we ever forget Webster's spell
ing book and the long words our mother*
gave us wliil* we were practicing for tin
school f Ah ! many of the old boy* and
girls have liecil "s|*'llhl down," never
to take tlieir place*, again ; the old school
house, too, is gone, aud the *o<l* of tlie
churchyard cover ro many of the timelier*
•liai alter your beat effort* your spelling
match of t<>-,lav is only a very eommou
affair compared with our* in old day*.
Yet if the revival of this plcnaant old
custom will make our l*vs ami girls
better sjieller*. or if it will only give
them a little of the happiness that we en
joyed so much, and wiih h we still re
member so vividly, why, bless them, let
them sjs'll, and why not t
Since the passage of the law against
three-card raontc sliarjis, a new game has
boon started iu the West to lleece unsus
-1 ax-ting traveler*. It i* played with dice,
and is called the " Soldier's (lame." It
is well known that the spots on opposite
sides of dice always amount to aeven. At
a saloon at a station where immigrant
trains stop two gambler* ask tlieir in
tended victim to take a drink. Standing
at tlio tmr A. says to B.: "I'll throw
the dice witli yon to see who j>ays."
"All right," say* B. "I bet the
drinks," say* A., " that, eounting the
tops and bottoms, I'll throw thirty five
every time." B. bets tliat it cannot l>e
done, \nd liua to pay for t'ie drinks.
While the party are enjoying the fun,
sharper C., apparently a stranger, walks
in, and is invited to join in a drink.
Sharper A. gives a knowing wink to
their victim, and offers to bet C. SIOO
that, counting tlie tops and bottoms, lie
will throw thirty-five three times in suc
cession. " I'll bet yon don't," say* ('.
Taking the immigrant a little aside, A.
tells him that he has oulv 8- r >H with liiui,
and asks whether he wouldn't like to put
nji the other fifty, aud divide with him.
The victim, sure of winning, assents, and
the stake* are put tip in the lunula of B.
While this little conference has been
going on, sharjior C. hue deftly sutmti
tuted for one of the dice another made
entirely of sixes. A- throws the dice, of
course loses the bet, and C. pocket* the
stakes and walks ont. About this
time the whistle of the train sounds,
and the victim gets on board, minus his
Among the Pygmies.
From accounts it would appear that
Col. Long's present expedition into
Africa at the head of the Egyptian
troops relates to explorations among tlint
most interesting people whom Kohwcin
fnrth has made known to the world—the
Niam Niam, or Pygmies of Equatorial
Africa. This singular trilw of men are
mentioned as far hark in history as by
Ptolemy, and frequent allusions have
been made to them by various travelers
ever sines. Tliey are the smallest rare
of men of good proportions known on
earth, und but few specimens have ever
lieen seen by scientific eyes. It will lie
rememl>ered tliat Sehwoinfurth attempt
rd to bring one of these creatures with
him down to Lower Egypt, but he
perished on his first contact with civiliza
tion. Whether his skeleton was pre
served for science we are not informed.
These little creatures seem as malignant
and wicked as they nre abnormal in
size. They are reputed to be the most
irreclaimable cannibal* in Central Africa,
and Bchweinfurth's account of their
habits and those of neighboring tritiea in
this respect, are the most disgusting
tliat have anywhere been give® of any
branch of the human race. If the long
looked-lor " missing link" ever is to lie
discovered between the savage and the
animal, anthropologists will certainly
look for it among this vicious and pygmy
No PIUBON. —In the principality of
Lichtenstein there is no prison, but they
condemned a man to imprisonment for a
year. They kept him in the royal palace,
and he liked it so well that when they
offered to release him if he would quit
the country he declined. They finally
bought him off by giving him money for
his passage to America a-id an indemnity
for going into exile.
CENTRE LLALL, CENTRE CO., L'A., THURSDAY, MAY 20, 187. R >.
THE tiKASSHOPPEK PLUJI'E.
A llmi lalrrrMlas >**srr m i*r nr
•uu! It* llabll*.
Mr. John It. Wolff read the following
pajH-r ou the subject of the grasshop|ier
which have derastntisl the Western couu
try t<> the American Farmer*' Club :
lu *ize and ai>pt*irauce the insect
cliieely resembles the smallest grasshop
per of the Middle ami Northern StaUn,
which makes its aiqiearamv iu the fall
iu ttii coru fiehls ami meadows, some
times seriously injuring the osru leaves
ami fall grass, but seldom extending over
a large area. It dlffern from the latter
a little in sire and color, being lighter
ami smaller. This difference is doubt
less due to local condition*, as climate
and food. It also differ* essentially
from the Hocky mountain graaohopper
)>ro)er. The latti'r is a permanent m
stitutiou, repeating itself from year to
year ami age to ago, within tlie mountain
range, aud seldom descending to the
plains, lu siae, it 1* aland hklf way be
tweeu the smaller and larger j>eoiea of
the Middle State*. It is much the ilark
e*t iu color of any of this class of inserts.
When flying it is still ilarker, owing to
the dark shade of the under wing* ; it
illffera also from all other* in the pe
culiar miappiug, sliarji sound inaile by
the striking of its wing* when in motion.
During the months of July and August
the insects are *o numerous tliat this
snapping sound lwcomes annoying to
traveler*. After they liave fed in the
morning, and n*e on wing for tlie day,
thev maintain an everlasting din until
Of the special locality whence come
the devouring hosts hut little is knuwu
beyond tlie fact that the main body
comes from tlie north and travel* *outli.
From the U-st informatiou 1 c*n obtain
they liave tlieir priuctiial breeding
ground* in the spur* and foot hill* of
the uortlieru extremities of the l(i>cky
mountain range. Here they find a ••
sou loug euough, little nun, dry soil,
few natural euennos, ami scantv vegcta
turn, which latter J termmea tlie inter
vals of migration. It t* known that in
tlieir regular course they move some
times two or three vear* iu succession,
and sometimes at Intervals of sercral
When the breeding jienoil arrive*
(July and September), they addnws
themselves at once to tlie work in hand.
During the evening and morning they
fiwxl i tln-y or* gxssl feeders); aliout 10
o'clock they ri-o, and remain on wing
uutil tlie sifteruoiiii; they then descend
and i>immeuce depositiug their egg*.
The female, with ths extremity of her
body, bores into tlie lianiest ground a
hole the size of her lsdy and almut
three-fonrths of an inch deep. As the
dirt i* looseneil it is removed witli tlie
hind feet, until it has attained the
projH'r depth. Tliey seem to prefer the
very hardest ground; tlie road* of clay
and sand, trodden until seemingly aa
liord a* common brick, are the rh'**< ti
s)M>to. Thine holes are so numerous thst
the surface of tin- ground lias the ap
iwanuux' of an uucappeil honey comb,
ltlto each of these IlotcS IS de)MMUtc<l
eight to twelve egg*; each egg is encased
iu a waterproof sac; the whole is again
covered with gelatinous siilmtanco re
scmbhng glue. This may lie iutcodsd
ss an odditioual protection, or as food
for the newlv liah-hed insect, to afford it
ntn-iigtht-iiiig its way out. Thisoperatiou
is repeatetl from dsv to ilsy for at least
two months, or until the cold weather
destroy* their food, when they vanish as
if by magic. Tlie hole* are noon fllhil
with dirt, and the surface shows no sign
of tlie plague sluiuls-nng just lieneath.
Wet and cold wmu to have no effect
wliatever. The writer has flooded manv
orres, and allowe<l the water to freeze ou
the ground without any perceptible
damage to the egg*.
Tlie direction sud ilistanoca are de
termined by the wind*. Tln-v usually
rise in the wind which precedes the rain
clou-!*, and fly, or rather are carried,
until the force I* abated, when they mine
down. If the fctslmg ground i* favor
able, and the gestation jx-rnxl has ar
rived. they remaia where they alight.
If otherwise they scire on the next favor
able opportunity and move again. It
sometime* hap)>en* tliat the winds ore of
short duration, and in such cases thev
have moved as much a* fourteen time* in
a single season. The prevailing direc
ti >!i of the winds along the eastern slope
of tlie Uocky mountain* favor* a south
ern, southwestern and southeastern
direction. But any change in tho air
currents after they ri*e will carry them
into Minnesota, town, Kansas or Ne
braska, the distance Iwing determined
by the continuance and speed of the air
currents. Their regulnr direction is
Bwuth, with height variations. This is
1111110*1-11 otherwise. After they have
left their original grounds, and deposited
their egg* in a new region, tlie young
from these eggs, a* soon as hatched,
move regularly southward, leaping into
tlie water by millions. Many are thus
consumed by the tlsliia. Angling has
no stKirt in grasshopper year*. Those
which take the water are washed out on
the tmr* apjHirently dead, but the warm
sun soon revivifies them, and they renew
their march ami work of devastation.
They give no warning. The -r first
detects n humming sonnd that swell*
into volume, without distinctness, as
they approach. You stand and look to
see whence the nnusiiAl noise; aud all nt
once the air ia filled with thetn until the
ann is momentarily obscured. Nothing
in nature is like it but a snow storm.
This occurs when the early crop is well
matured, and the late crop is in full
growth. Tlioy alight hungry and raven
ous, ami itnmo<lintcly common* their
work. At times they are so thick that it
is almost imjxmsible to induce the teams
to move. If the corn is tender the farm
er also is thus cnnglit; may see the ears
dropping from the aUvk* tieforc lie has
time to quit the field. Yon may retire
at night the jxtsscssnr of mnny lwond
acres of growing crops, and within
twenty-four hours lisve nothing left.
Hut wheat and other matured grains
may l>e harvested and saved. Hut if left
iu the field they will cut the grain from
the heod, and destroy in whole or jmrt
even these, so that the only wav to save
it is to honse or stack at once, 'ilie new
comers are, therefore, not So destructive
as tho brood from their eggs, for many
reasons which will ap]>ear. The yonng
brood exceeds the parents by many hun
dreds, jx'rhap* thousands. To form an
estimate of the descending cloud is sim
ply a* impossible as to calculate the
snow-flakes of a snow storm. How, then,
shall we estimate this unknown quantity
multiplied by thousands ? The wurru
snn in the spring vitalizes the egg* first
on the highest and dryest deposits, tjien
on the less favored places, until the
whole are vitalized. As soon as they ap
pear on the surface they commence to
move south, ooustumng all tender vege
tation as tbev progress, and in the case
of small grain leaving the ground as I wire
as before it was sown. Onions, peppers,
and rhuliarb are among their favorites,
and even the wild parsnip—poison to
other animal life—is stripped to the
Heat, birds, fishes, make no impres
sion on the quantity. All eat till they
are surfeited, and still they are undimin
ished. The idea tliat domestic fowls or
wild oirds of any or all kinds can in any
degree mitigate their ravages is simply
Th ir time, and in fall and spring it is
about the same, is from two to three
months. The young have no wings, and
depend on their legs for locomotion.
They are therefore compelled In remain
until matured, and ooutinue to eat until
full Hedged, when they quit and riae a*
suddenly as their ancestors cattle.
No |Mra*ite, a* some have supipoard,
prey* Upon them fatally. Occaaiolially
a ill-ail 1-arcaan may 1 found ailh a grub,
but this is uuwd likely to lie the progeny
of the I due fly, but tlieir after death.
Of these there are so few SM to niakeolily
s rare iM-cupatioii. The immigrant* do
not pi-riali until they have de|HiAiU*l
their egg*; so tliat the pura*lti-* are of
little value. The young brood remain
until t*iui|detely grown, and rise and
Waive Hildileuly, and no! by degree*, aa
would Ih< the case if destroyed by a jiara
*iti>. They are all gone ut once. No
ilead are left upon the field. From the
time of leaving their original breeding
grounds until they disappear altogether
they nee lit to make but one *top. After
Ihtii, or in their second flight, 110-v are
lost altogether. The moat plausible
aolution w that they are finally *w-pt
into the ocean. Tln-y seldom, if ever,
slight south of Kaunas or Colorado.
And if they do, it i* exceptional.
The Man Without a Home.
At Fort Madison, lowa, there may lie
well going aland the street/ with the ul
most frii dom a gray luureil old man,
the only feature of whiste *p|>car*uoe
ilistinguiahes linu from tlio city fattier*
is the uniform dress of the penitentiary.
This ixuitumo is iu strange contrast with
the P-*t of a not unattractive rxterior,
and it brands its wearer as an object of
curiosity ta corner idler* and of dread to
little children. It is the mark of Cain,
indicating tliat the hands which pro
trade from it an- stained with human
blood; it is tlie badge of a murderer who
escajied hanging only through a leclun
cahtv of the law.
The old man is known by the name of
Pleasant Fonts, and lias the douldful
distinction of haviagdnv-n the lirwt white
man to commit a capital crime within
the Imrder* of I'olk county, lowa. \Ylieu
lust he cronm-d tlie county line, iu All
gust, IKM, he was on immigrant in the
prime of life, journeying wmtward with
hi* young wife ltuth, in in-arch of * home.
They never found one. lu an evil hour
jeoloitny thrust ltmdf Iwtwccti them; and
the hunliand, in a moment of madmwn,
struck a murderous blow of which he ho*
never o-amxl to repent.
A trial in UIOM-liar* and lalhat *}>ar*e
ly M-ttleil region, though feuoxl aU'Ut
with aome f-jrmalitiiw, was ixim)ratively
rapid and positively decisive. E*out,
when brought to the liar, was confronted
with on unimjieaehablc witness, who
•wore that site saw him stab his wife
again and again with a knife, depiU> the
deponent'* eutrnatiea to desist; and tliat,
sfU-r his victim hod once eornjted from
him and taken refuge iu the house of a
neighbor, he obtained aoona* to her there
by deliberate cunning and deceit.
Neittier the deed nor the malice afore
thought could lie controverted by the
mm-lunatious of couiis>>L E'outs was
ouuvicted of murder in the tir-1 di<gree
and ai-nteuced to l>e 1 longed. Is-ss than
a fortnight lafott tlie ilay ap)K>inted for
his execution, however, a reversal <>f
judgment was obtained and a new trial
ordered, which resulted, iu tlie then
cooler stale of poj.ulAr feeling, in hi*
condemnation to the jienileutiary for
For the first ten or twelve year* of his
imprisonment he lived like the other
convicts; but little by little the warden
came to have more omfldi-nce in him
and to allow him greater lilierties, uutil
now he i* under no nwtnuut whatever,
and tnuisoet* much of the official bust
ne*s of the institution both inside and
outside its gates. Ho really ueeil* no
watching, fur he feela no temptation to
aliuae his privilege*. With his wife's
death the hist link that bound hi* desire*
to tlie world wa* severe.L The half
score of year* that followed |>ermittcd
the rest of mankind to outrun him in the
race of Life, lie is, to all intents and
purposes, dead to uncial life; tlie hand*
of uie century-clock have liecu tunn-1
so fur Isn-k for him that they mil in ti<>
insnner regain tln-ir wonted place. Per
sons who know him any tlrnt he i* *<•
sensible of hi* isolation thst nothing
would induce him to forsaks the jn-ni
tentiary—not even s full pardon; tln •ni
gra j, grim walla, ao repugnant to the
sight of men who have never fsrfeiti>d
their freedom, encom|>oas the only home
he cores for.
Brjing I'p of Rlier*.
I*rofcßsor Wex, of Vienna, a well
known naturalist, has just published an
apjs-nl to the various governments of
Europe, urging them to pioride means,
by legislation, for encouraging forest
growth. H point* to the fact tliat in
consequence of the cutting down of
large arena of timlcred regions, nqt only
tlie moisture in tbe soil ha* greatly dt
minislied, but the average rainfall has
nlso lesiwned, and hence the volume of
water in the great rivers has receded,
during the last tifty years, in the Kibe
and Wener,aixteeu inches; in the Khine,
twelve inches, and in the Ihitmlie, over
ten inches. The same facts noticed in
Europe by Professor Wex, have repeat
edly I sen shown to exist in this country.
The Ohio river, on an average, contains
now less wntcr than it did ton years ago,
and stoamlxiats of larger sine, that could
conveniently go to Pittsburgh formerly,
fltul it impossible now during Rome
months in summer, owing to the ahal
lownesa of the river. The same condi
tion has Ixw-u exjierienoed on the upjer
Mississippi, but in a less degree, since
the country along the sources of that
stream is not yet so thickly settled. This
is n serious question, involving the
future of the agricultural prosperity of
the land, as well as its internal trade,
and is entitled to the most can'fill con
sideration of statesmen and legislators.
Fugitive Real Estate.
Col. Waring, in A rrihitrr't for May,
tells the following inciilent of the drain
age of Haarlem lake : A curious phe
nomenon, however, occurred in connec
tion with the outer dike of the canal on
the cant side of the lake, where it crossed
an area of floating soil which Ixirdered
wide jwiiuls near the village of Aalsuieor.
An area of many acres, detached by the
rnnal from the old works of defease
against the lake, fonnd itself one fine
day driven bv the tempest from the bank
of the canal to the other side of the
pond. The proprietor implored the aid
of the commission. Hi* land had floated
to tho opjxiaito shore, widely separated
from hia other fields, and resting on
water that was not hia own. By the
combined effort of the proprietor and of
the commiaaion, those fugitive fields
were towed back to the borders of the
canal and pinned in place by piles and
poles, which prevented them from un
dertaking another voyage.
The best method of easing a cough ia
to resist, it with all the fores of will ]os
sible, until tho accumulation of phlegm
liecomea greater; then there ia something
to cough against, and it cornea up very
much easier, and with half Hie coughing.
A greatdoal of hacking and hemmingand
coughing in invalids is purely nervous,
or the result of mere habit, as is shown
by the frequency with which it occurs
while the patient is thinking about it,
and its comparative rarity when he is so
much engaged that there is no time to
think, or when the attention is impelled
in another direction.
THE NEWhI'AI'EH 111 NINE**.
IVhii * Writ Hu* \V r*,n Nlim mm 4
I'Mbllabrt tlu I* N*> Abssl 11.
Col. Aiketw, editor of the Milwaukee
HIRTTIUY IITSC<MW(N, in refertiitg to the
uew*|a|ter liuniunaa, nv The average
tiewapaprr reader think* he could im
prove Uie uewsjiajn'r lie reads, if lie were
the editor. It i* very oouimou for tnli
tors of long exjierieuce men who liave
devoted s lifetime to the profession - to
get W-tU r* frum BUISKU iter* offeruig ad
vice. No doubt Some mlitor* Deed sd
vine; but as a rule an editor, fit to be in
his position, knows Iksttei lluui any una
reader what should go into his paj*-r.
The rrsalem of s uew|>aper are a coui
mumty, and their wants and tastes are
broader tluui those of one man, hence
tlie acute editor will And his way to tlie
nnttofaction of the greatest number, lu
tlii* course he will i-rrcunisi'ribe himself
only by s for truth, right, and
public good He is, however, constantly
teinjiteil by the large sale of purely
nasty and immoral jaiiiers, to increase
his at the expense of decency. But only
OU tile ground that the devil is the liest
liavinastex asn this course be justified.
Idit a ]>a|M<r within the Ismuds of de
cency and right, and the best tint of lin
ed l tor' * work is tlie Males of his wares—
tlie nunilier of hi* rtsuler*. Edited
upon any other principle tlie pa|*-r be
comes a tract, aud |eople don't buy
trauta - tin- benevolent societiea give
Another popular fallacy with regard
to m'W*|>a|K-rh ia the very general belief
tliat fabulous fortunes are mode iu pub
lishing them. Of course everybody
knows tliat not much money con tie
made in printing a small |>s|er in a coun
try town; but we itpeok id prominent pa
jers in great cities. It is a common re
mark that We hoar with regard to Chi
cago newspajw-r fortunes. There are live
princi|>al new*jmi*-rs in Chicago, and we
nuderutaiid from must excelleut authority
that there lias been uu money mode by
UHI for the (suit year. We know the
ncw*ii(M-rB of Milwaukee have not J*ud
EX|M-n*E* tlie |>ast year. The dlfllculty
ha* not been with the |>apera, for they
hare boou giMaL It is the loan of adver
tising. Business lias been dull and mer
chants and manufacturers have uot at
templed to expand by oilvertunng. In
tlie L'mtcd Stati* ore pnntoil some six
thousand publications. We do uot roll
to uuiil twenty men w ho have mode fur
tnnea in tlie buamesa. Ho wo re) mat, it
is not s money-making bttalnw
IVrliajai the worst popular fallacy
witli regard to newspaper* is thst gener
ally enteitained thst new*ii|Mir* ought
to "le printed and published in the inter
est of the ooinmunity—|iarticularly the
iiuligent portion of the community.
Churches, poorhouses, asylums aud all
sorts of charitable enterprises run to the
:icw*)tt)**r* for gratuitirw, ss a child run*
to it* mother for help. Politician*,
office seeker* and soallawag* generally
count on the nnpaid supjmrt tf new*)*
per*. Now s newspaper, to be worth
auvthing as a btounes* rnlerpriae, should
lc pnnled ui the interest of its proprie
tor—just as much as a merchant should
run hi* buiu<ss in hia own interest
alone. This popular fallacy has lieen
largely bred by the establishment of
party and jw-rwotial orgaii*, thai live by
tlegging for support, and other new*)*
Another verv common fallacy tliat lias
iMMseasiou of tlie average mind —and in
Milwaukee jisrticuLariy—is that an ad
vertisement of one's want* and busun-ss
m-x-rteil in a newspajwr, is patronage, in
a sort of generous sense. The fact I*
that the publisher of s first class new*
jvujx r lumaliy rliarge* l-*s than the cost
of the white jmjx-r covered, for the in
sertion of an ailvertisement. Ho, if there
is any patronage in the tranaaction, it is
on the jmrt of the publisher. A stranger
picking up a paper fr uu an unknown
city, judges of its business and general
reputation for enterprise more by the
advertisements than by the editorials.
The little advertisement* on the fourth
jaige of the Firtnitj) Hiioonsut index
the city of Milwaukee l>etU-r than all tlie
editorials or commercial re) vorts tliat cau
be written. When tliat index goes up
business ia g**!, when it go** down
business is dull.
A Major on Idlene**.
P. T. Baroum was inaugurated ax
Mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., and de
livered a short address. Concluding he
said: It ia painful to the industnoiw
ami moral portions of oar people to a>
a<> many loungers about the streets, and
audi a multitude whom? highest aspirn
ti 'tia aoem to tie to waste their time in
idleness or at base Ixill, billiards, eto.
No jieraou inx-da to lie unemployed who
ia not over fastidious alxuit the kind of
i "formation. There are too many atift
hands (and head") waiting for light work
and heavy |*iy. Better work for half a
loaf tluui I eg or at eel a whole one.
Mother earth ia always near by. and
ready to respond to responsible drafts on
her never-failing treasury. A patch of
potatoes raised "on shares ' is pre
ferable to a |M>nltioe<l jmte earnitl 111 a
whisky scrimmage. Some modern
Mioawbera stand witli folded handa
waiting for the jiaiiie to pass, as the
foolish man waited for the river to run
drv and allow him to walk over. The
soil is the foundation of American proa
jierity. When multitudes of onr con
sumers lieeome prixluecrs; when fnshion
teaches economy, instead of expending
for a gaudy dress what would comforta
bly clothe the family; li"ii people learn
to walk until they can afford to ride ;
when the lKMir man ceases to expend
more for tobacco tluui for bread; when
those who complain of jianies learn that
"we cannot eat onr dike and keep it
thnt a sieve will not hold water, that we
must rely on our own exertiona, and
earn Ivfore we expend, then will panics
cease and prosperity return. While we
should by no means unreasonably re
strict healthy recreation, we should re
memlter that "tinie is money, tliat
idleness bads to immoral habits, and
that the peace, prosperity, and charac
ter of n city depends on tfie intelligence,
integrity, industry, and frugality of it*
A Real ('ratflter.
A corres|xindent, who signs himaelf a
"Georgia Cracker," writes to a news
pnjMT a* follows: In a recent number
of your paper I saw something like an
inqtiirv as to the meaning of the won!
" cracker," as applied to a certoiu class
of the Southern |*oi>le. Being an
humble descendant of that honorable
class, 1 l>eg leave to state for the lienefit
of your readers that the term is very
aigmficant, and is the legitimate result
of one of the rural customs of the first
settlers of the United States. Years ago,
lxifore mills were established in this
country, when the lmckw<xxlaman, or
those wha lived in the interior, remote
from the |>orts of entry, were unable to
procure transportation, they adopted a
wny by which they cracked corn with
huge rocks. The interior people were
thus lalieled with tile distinction, eorn
crackere—hence the term "cracker,"
WANTFIJ AN IUKA. —You have heard of
the jockey who, seeing a country lad
with a Imlky horse upon which he was
vainly using the whip, cuught up a hand
ful of snow and applied it lustily to the
equine nose. The horse immediately
started. In response to tho look of sur
prise from the lad, the jockey wills out:
" Wliippin' ain't allera the tiling; what
he wanted was a new idee."
Toitm : a*Y"©ar, in Advance.
The Cooler! Woman.
If all women war* aa pool and matter
of fact aa Mr*. Btum ! But she ia una
of a' thousand, says the Detroit /■Vra
/VCM. She was over at Mr*. Moody's,
ou Mm-oiub street, the oilier day, liar
iron gray hair oowlwd down flat and her
*l*H-tai le adjusted to gossip range,
when she suddenly rose and said:
" Mr*. Moody, be calm. Wliere do
you keep tlie camphor bottle I"
" Why f" asked the surprised Mr*.
" Because they ore bringing your has
Itaiid through the gate on a board ! I
think he'* mashed dead, but be calm
aUmt it! 1 'll stay right hern and sett to
Mr*. Moody threw up h<-r arms and
fell down in a dead faint, and Mr*. Btum
opened the door as the men laid the body
on the porch.
" Is lie dead t" she naked in on even
"I think so," answered una of the men.
" Tlie doctor'll lie here in a minute."
The doctor come up, looked at the vic
tim, and aaid life ltod flail, adding:
" llis book ami four or five ribs are
" That's sensible, tliat ia," salil Mrs.
Stum, gazing at the doctor in admira
tion. "Some physicians would have
said that hia verUdtna was mortally
wounded, aud would have gone ou to
talk about the 'Larynx,' the 'arteries,'
the ' optic nerves' and the • diagnosis.'
If he's deed it'll tie some satisfaction to
know what he died of. Well, lug in
the body and send a boy after an under
The men carried the body through to
a bedroom, aad Mrs. Stum went back to
Mr*. M >ody, who hod revived and was
wailing and lamenting.
" Don't, Julia—dun\ take on ou,"
continued Mix Stum. "Of course yon
feel badly, and this interferes with Uk
ing up carpets ami cleaning bouse, lmt
it'a pleasant weat her for a funeral, and I
think the eorpar will look w natural as
" Oh! My pour, poor husband," wail
ed Mr*. Moody.
" He waa a good httslsind, 111 swear
to that," continued Mr*. Btum. " bat he
was dreadfully careless to let a house fall
on him. He calm, Mr*. Moody ! I've
scut for one of the beat undertakers in
1 totrait, and you'U be aarprwed at thr
war he'll fix uj> tlie deceased."
the undertaker came in Mr*.
Htum shook hands and said that death
was sure to overtake every hving thing
signer or later. She mentioned the
kind of coffin she wanted, stated the
uuralier of harks, the hour for the
funeral, and held the end of the tape-line
while he measured the body.
Several other neighbors come in and
she ordered them around and tooii had
everything working smoothly. The
widow was sent to her room to weep out
her grief, tloore and windows were open
ed. and as Mr*. Htum built up a good
fixe she said:
" Now, then, we wont pie and cake
and sauce and raised biscuit and floating
islands. Hell have watchers, and the
watcher* must have plenty to eat-"
When the I Hiking had been flniflbed
the coffin and tlie undertaker arrived,
and the bodv was placed in its recepta
cle. Mr*. Stum agreed with the under
tak that the face wore a natural expres
sion, aud when be was going away she
"Be around on time ! Rou't put in
any second-class hocks, sml don't hare
any hitch in the proceedings at the
from that hour until two o'clock of
the second ilay thereafter she liad full
eliorge. Tlie 'widow was provided with
a black bonnet, a crape shawl, etc., the
watcher* found plenty to eat, a minister
was sent for, eighteen chair* were
brought from the neighbor's, and every
thing moved along like clock-work.
" You must Iwiar up," she kept saving
to the widow. " lb'use eleaning must
be done, that Iwck yard must be raked
off, the penstock must be thawed out,
and yon haven't time to sit down mud
grieve. His life was insured, and we'll
go down next week and select some love
ly mourning goods."
Every! x*ty who attended aaid they
never saw a funeral J was off so smoothly,
and when the hack hod landed the widow
and Mr*. Htnm at her door again, Mrs.
"Now, didn't you really enjoy the
ride, after all t"
And tlie widow said she wouldn't
hsT' lieliewd that she conld have stood
it so well.
The ( oramon Lot.
" Tbsra ta no flock, however watch al and
But one dead lamb ia there '
There is no flrwnda. howeoa'ar defended.
Ilat haa one vacant chair
The hoar of bereavement is the com
mon lot of us all; and we come Iwck
from the new made grave when we have
laid otir love*! ones to sleep, come back
to the vacant chair, the desolate room,
the empty life -oh, how empty! Yet
not for all thia do the oare and dutiea
of life irnvia on us with any lesa weight
or diminish anght of their demands.
Wisely is it thus ordered. To ait down
and nurse oar grief, to give full rein to
the indulgence of sorrow and tears, ia
the worst possible thing for as and for
thaw around iw. If grief opens onr
hearts to feel the worn of others, inclines
us to forgi t self and selfish sorrow in
hindiug up other bruised and bleeding
hearts, iaAds us to double our diligence,
tliat before we too are summoned away,
the whole work given us to do shall lie
doue and well done; it will lie jxswiblo
in some near future for us to aay from
the heart: "Itia good for me that I
have lieen afflicted."
Hitter as is the cup of liereaTement,
■ays the Tribunr, cruel as are the pangs
of"separation at the jaws of the acptiloher.
lasting as is the sense of lse, yet, from
Uiese all good may be evolved, for only
those who hsve had this baptism know
how to feel for others' woes, to speak
words of consola'jon aud to keep silence
when no words can be of any avail.
1 tenth runs his plowshare through our
household tearing up the sod, cutting off
at the rxit roaoa and violets, and the
tender blossoms whose fragrance cheered
our lives wither aad perish, but-by-and
bye a richer liarvest justifies the ways of
(iod; and, as little by little, our affeo
tious are transferred from thia to another
world and the fruits of patieuce and
hoixj ami resignation ripen above the
sod thus rudely up torn, we begin dimly
to perceive tliAt " whom God lovcth He
The practice of placing down boards
in the mud is revived this spring. It is
a good idea. The board always warps
downward in the center, leaving the ends
sticking up abont six inches above the
walk. The hastening pedestrian comes
along in the dark and picks up one end
of the lx>ard on his instep and shoves it
along some six feet, the other leg all the
while trying to get a foothold and con
trol itself. Then the board swings off
and eatches him on the shin of that leg,
and after an almost herculean effort to
recover himself he goes down with
'dreadful force, striking on his elbow with
one arm ard shoving the other in the
mini half way to his shoulder. If the
owner of the premises should be killed
by lightning in the first thunder storm,
that man would cheerfully lose a day's
work to attend the funeral.— &ai\bury
A FITHKK'N St IIKIF.
11. HMlltw llw I.?n ml HU ItMikirr l..
a WfnelM 4 ItalM lit#,—-Th. H-
H#v#ral mouths ago a rich Paris
financier, a speculator on the Bourse,
learned that his only daughter waa quite
ftmd of a wealthy young mau who waa
huuaalf not averse to occasional opera
tion*. Hh- mad# the confession herself—
French girls do not carry on love afflurs
clandestinely—but said, at th# sain#
time, that alt# was not particnlarly
enamored of him.
Khn added: "Yon know, papa, that
you have given me a worldly edooatiot),
and I have profited by it I'm not a bit
silly about Monsieur . But be is
amiable, cultured, agreeable, domestic,
and, most of all, be ha# a handsome
property. He would make a good hus
band, I think. He likes me, lem sure.
I shrewdly surmise he intends to pro
pose to you for my Land. If ha does I
Khali accept him fur lbs reasons stated,
unless you seriously object."
Papa, fur some reason or other, did
oot relish the prospect of having Mon
sieur for a son-in law. Bo be said
to hi# daughter: " Ton would not,
Claudine, entertain th# idea of becoming
th# wife of this gentleman if he were
poor, would you 1'
" Not for a moment, my dear papa. 1
hold that marriage with poverty ia in
supportable. I regard Monsieur 'a
fortune fully as favorably as I do him.
Indued 1 do not separate them."
" You're a scuwhle girl; yon do a
credit to my training. I'm proud of
yon. There sno cause for haste in this
matter. I love you devotedly; I would
nut thwart your deairea. Wait a few
weeks, and am bow Mouaieor —— de-
Three clay* later the young gentleman
proposed for her hand, and ahc aakad a
little time to consider, to which be read
ily consented. Her father, remembering
her opinion that money ni uuMapaa-
Kabl- to matrimony, determined to rain
the snitor. To thia end he pretended to
take him into hie confidence, urging him
to boy largely of a certain stack, because
it was sure to advance. The father be
ing s high monetary authority, the
young man gladly and gratefully re
ceived and acted upon the advice.
The result was that he waa ruined,
the stock having steadily and rapidly
declined from the moment be had pur
chased it. He then withdrew his pro
posal of marriage, unwilling that the
woman he loved should be the wife of a
IB*.-. father, rejoiced at the
lover's adversity, remarked to his daugh
•• You see, my child, how wise it wsa
for yon to wait "The young fellow ooOid
not raise five thousand francs to-day on
all he has left finch affection as you
had for him must bs completely cured
by his great reverses.'*
"So far from it, papa, I flr d I never
loved him till now. His misfortunes
have touched my heart The noble
manner in which "baa acted reveals him
to me in a new light I feel that now,
more than ever, he needs my sympathy,
my comfort, my affection."
" Bui you would not marry a bank
rupt, a man who can give yon no posi
tioti. no material comfort—nothing f"
" But 1 should have something, pap*>
through your kindness. I should be
too happv to share it with him."
Then tlie father, flaming up, declared
he would not give CUudine a sou if she
should marry the miserable beggar. He
told ber how he had ruined her suitor,
and the purpose he had in doing so.
They had high words. She rebuked
him for his treachery; he charged her
with filial ingratitude.
In loss than a week she had eloped
with hex lover, and they were mariied
and living happily, though houfbly,
together in Havre, trying to begin a new
life, when the father sought them, asked
their pardon for the past, and begged
them to return to Paris, to makehis
home and fortune their*.
Presence of Xiad*
Professor Wilder gives these short
rales for action in case of son dec t :
For dust in the eye, avoid robbing;
dash water into them ; remove cin
ders, etc.. with the round point of a
Remove insects from the ear by tepid
water; never put a hard instrument into
If an artery is cut. compress above
the wound; if • vein is cut, compress
If choked, get on all fours, and
For light burns, dip the part in cold
water; if the skin is destroyed, cow
Smother s fire with carpets, etc.; water
will often spread burning oil, and in
crease the danger.
Before passing through smoke, take a
full breath, and then stop low; but if
carbon is suspected, walk ewei.
Suck poison wounds, unless your
mouth i sore. Enlarge the wound, or,
t *tttT, cut out the part affected, or hold
the wound as long as can be borne to a
hot coal, or end of a cigar.
In cane of poisoning, excite vomiting
by tickling the throat, or by water or
For acid poisons, give strong coffee
and keep moviug.
If in water float on the back, with the
nnee and month projecting.
For apoplexy, raise the head and body;
fainting, lay the person fist.
Buying cheap has its disadvantages,
an exchange says, and occasionally illus
trates the old saying that paramony is
not the beat economy. The adulteration
of food ami shoddy materials, of which
the consumers of Kurope so greatly
complain, have been attributed not so
much t> the avidity of dealers as to the
meanness of pnreliasem. The obstinate
Iwrsistenee in the demand for cheap
nxnrien has forced, it is said, into thi
market those nasty prodncts which in
genious roguery is so ready to supply.
If people will insist upon drinking cham
pagne at a cost hardly more than that of
rider, tliev mnv congratulate themselves
if they get cider. They certainly cannot
hope for anything better, and will prob
ably get something a great deal worse,
for they have placed themselves by their
unreasonable demands in the huuls of
the rogues, and must be left to their
mercy. The cheap tea and coffee so
universally domanded fully account for
the plentiful supply in the market of
dried willow lcavea,iron filings, chicoory,
and bean grits, for which, of course,
there is no need of sending to China or
Mocha, notwithstanding the assurance
of the corner grocer that they are direct
importations from those remete regions.
A New Coddess.
The Shanghai Gazette, alluding to the
death of the late emperor of Cliina, con
veys the information that shortly before
the emperor's death a gigantic image, the
goddess of small-pox, was paraded round
the city of Pekiu iu solemn procession,
and then takeu into the very bedroom of
the dving youth, where it was worshiped
and honored with many propitiatory
offerings. As, however, the goddess
continued obdurate, she was subjected
to a severe thrashing and other insults,
and finally burned. The fatal result of
the attack was, we suppose, her revenge
for the maltreatment.
ftewt of Intrrrel.
A } young doctor.
How to Bde buna lay—Tie their
Hi# young m who did not spoil well
had suck spell.
N'btb* malt# a wooden big of oak; oak
alwayn produces (a)onm.
Brooklyn, N T., ha# two hundred
•oil thirty-live churches.
I'.vjpl# who advertise am those who
set tl*ir aaila for trada winds.
In the time oI George IV. th# faro
bank* of London were Iwpt by wcmeu
'l'h# Indian department bids am to ba
marked "U. 8. I. D."-"U Html. I Di
vide "—cli f
Th# lorn of cattle in tit# Walla Walla,
valley W. T., during th# oohi weather
foot* up 10.000 head.
Mm. Haidkina any# bar husband ia a
| three-handed man -right hand, loft
| liaod and a little behind band.
John Mitchell diad in tli# bona# in
which ha waa bora, and in th# room in
which hi# mother and father died.
A little man observed that ha had two
negative qualities: be never lay long in
bed, ami be never wanted a great ooat.
Chicago ia arranging for a spelling
match between minMms, the word# to
be only name* of Bible character*.
Good and evil are always paid off;
Runtimes immediately, and samtimea
not nntil after they have ran at interest
Lady Bofdett-Covtta ia going to pro
tect bumming birds. Boa aaya one
Parisian milliner nana 40,000 of thaw
little creatures every aaaaon.
A Belgian journal states that a quar
ter's worth of common Irow, by toans
formation into the fine* parte of a watch,
reaches a money value of fIO.OOO.
Oregon ha# already spoken for a plana
for board at the Centennial. She pro
poena to sand on a fir plank one hundred
(# i long and twelve wide far exhibition
Why win a man spend half his time
running wound to teO people what be .
doee when be aan for a few dollar# tell
the whole world through the nswepa
Don't locate your grandfather ia " the
front rank " in the Concord and Irfuing
tun fight. That was th# one that re
An Aberdeen gW suppoere that the
reason aba ha# never kindled a flame ia
any man brert ia because she ia not a
A couple of Egyptian mummies have
been bring together preorehly far 8,000
years. Jfo mutual fraud* wormed their
way between them.
A gentleman observing the sign of
" Caswell" upon a business establish
ment, remarked that it would ba " as
well without theC."
It bun been derided ia • Fwueb court
that the landlord who fails te have hi*
guest* awakened to aeteh the tmins they
wish to take ia liable ia damages.
A man in Missouri has been banged
for killing his father-in law. How did
he expect to get the sympathies of the
jury whan he made uuoh a mistake I
Several new German paper* have been
started in Indiana. The task Legislature
authorised the publiewhoit of legal ad
vertisements ia the German language.
When two young hearts that beat as
one attend divine services in the evening,
it is beshfutnees that leads them to select
a ace* in the moat obscure pew under
The Indianapolis bootblacks have just
termed a protective union. Any non
unionist who dares charge leas than tan
cents for a *• thine," is treated to a oold
hath under a street pump.
A fanner of Manchester went to hia
stable and found a valuable home with
its throat cut, and it is supposed that the
outrage waa committed because the
owner had incurred the spite of a neigh
A rich officer of revenue the other day
■eked a man of wit what sort of a thing
opulence was. "II is a thing," replica
the philosopher, "which can give a
rascal the advantage over an honest
At the very hour when Mies Bateman.
as Ophelia, was engaged upon the stage
of the London Lyceum in declaiming
upon the death of Fdouina, her father
of the play, her father of the flesh had
passed into eternity.
A Yankee editor says: If the party
who plays the aooordkm in this vicinity
at nimito will only change hie tune oooa
nionally, or ait where we can scald him
when the engine has steam on, be will
hear of something to his advantage.
A physician in Maine has been in
quiring" into the statteriea of infantile
israteu with Window's nothing syrup,
aiul states that the sale of tins dangerous
nostrum annually disseminate* 15,000,-
000 grain* of morphi* among our aurm
Indian mw* are great thieves, but m
they are saemd birds- the Hindoo* dis
like killing them. When they catch
them, however, they take their revenge
by plucking their feathers, leaving them
nothing but their wing* *nd tails to get
Mme. the Baroness de Mscedc, widow
of a Portuguese admiral and domiciled
tn Paris for thirty yeur*. ha* jurtcom
rnitted suicide- She bed hewn optuated
upon for a cancer, but a second opera
tion was neeasuarr and she preferred im
mediat* death to the repetition of pain
f *l. |M '•*t|N
At a child** birthday pgjrter, the little
guests were furnished with candy apples,
colored very highly, which they ale with
a relish. One of the children sickened
and died the next day, and two other*
are in a most alarming late. The apple*
were colored with aniline taid the leave*
with arsenic. A word to th* wias is
" What ia vow name i" asked a census
taker. "John Corcoran." "Tour
age t" "Twenty-one." "What na
tivity r " Well, that's what bother*
me. I*ll tell you, and may be you can
make it out. My father wa* Irish, but
ia now a naturalised American citiaen ;
my mother English; and I was born on
a Dutch frigate, under the Pran*h flag,
in Turkish water*. Now, how is it ?"
Mother tk Babe.
••Out oi all the buried ones, aunty,
which do you oee plainest t" I questioned.
"Little Sally," was the quick reply.
"Little Sallvwho never had a name toll
we needed one to put on the gravestone
owt her. Little Bally who waa four
mouths old when she died. Abby mar
ried a man I ooald not abide. It wua
Henry's wildneee down to Boston gave
him "the consumption. Stephen was
awnr from home always till be took sick,
and'Martou's wife and me waa new good
friends, and that took away sour of the
nearness. But little Sally never lived to
give me a cold look or hard word. When
my plans were the brightest, she faded
out from under 'em, and toft the JOT of
my life broken in pieces. Jept think of
a velvet touch laying forty years on a
woman's withered breast. Jest think of
a little upturned pink face aevcr fading
from out a woman's empty arms. That's
been my lot and I'm satisfied to go
where my baby is awaiting for me."
A medical journal published in Bel
gium gives an instance of lead poisoning
caused by hair preparations. A man
about fifty years of age was under medi
cal treatment for muscular rheumatism,
having loot the use of both anna. The
remedies unoil prodnoed great relief.
But a mouth afterward the patient s fin
gers ware paralysed, and he suffered
from severe colics. The physician made
many researches, and 4 length discov
ered that for fifteen years the man had
been in the habit of uting on his hair a
preparation of sugar of lead and sul
phur. The physician directed him to
cease entirely the use this Mipctare, and
after a course of medical treatment the
man whoHy- recovered. Most of the
noted hair restoratives contain lead.
BMAUUPOX.—A circular letter from the
Archbishop of Quebec, Canada, has been
read in all the Boman Catholic Lurches,
ordering public preyer for th<? cessation
of the smallpox. . .•