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Suppose that a man. avancioni and old.
Should ootnf to m Jingling hit IIITM- and gold.
And offer a *har of hi* Mammon to mo.
If I to the ale of mroalf would sgree—
I wouldn't—would you ?
Supposing a hero, all bristling with fame,
And big with th weight of a wonderful name,
Proposed in a moment of blaud oondeeoeoiion
To give me hia hand and a little attention
I wouldn't—would you ?
Supposing a youth, with hia heart in hii sysa.
That ahone like the light of the beautiful akiea.
Should promise to lore me through all hi* glad
And tmggiii that I'd he hia own deer Utile wife -
Ones* I MOWM wouldn't you?
The Rime of the Sieve lan.
Ht jnwvtfWA Ii it Urn m*u of Summer street,
aitmy .'*■( Most wor-begwne to nee
Aud he distgeth the Mend*
wli.su lie IU*T meet.
Who loudly laugh at be.
And tryth For under hi* arm he bear* a
to Atiir Am pipe
•forvpifw us- That eke belong* to the stove,
drr At* coot, And the elbow he grasp* in hi*
To the pipe it iuut be rove.
Bulifuuvtff Loud laugh hi* frieuda, "Ha,
fgrrrs btkoM- ha, ho, ho
Mg.lowyA him And eke they cry, "I aay I"
to worn. "Withhold thy chaff I" the
victim a ted,
Fftaoon* their chaff held they.
Tf>* bright The house we* clean, the tun
do IT* of TV wa* bright,
dim mi. day. Cheerily dawned the day,
" Bring up the *tove," the good
" I'll bruok me no delay.'
Ik refue- "In wild un-eat I beat my
to Am wift 't Bat 1 could not but chooae but
The rn*ty atove from the abed
The pipe and the elbow, too.
Uantike. At " The soot ** here, the soot
puttetklh* *u there.
The mot was all around,
room is a Aud flakes of rust on the carpet
Like hoar frost on the ground.
TV trimbie " IHvtu dropped the pipe, the
feyia*. elbow fall.
The good wife scolded free.
And the nusti! joints they
wrought a spell,
1 hat raised old Cain with me.
lit imi nj- " About, about, and in and
ItCh trt.'A the out,
pipe.and cus- The joints I shored and cram
eth right mer- met ;
rifie. With many a wail and many a
And much unseemly iangusge.
fee pip "1 pounded thera In, 1 pried
At CtlhUsosm them out.
And hear, oh man and brother,
Both ends of evere joiut of
Were t>igsr than the other.
And roust"i •' They rasped my knuckles to
tumps aßottr the bone,
its <ainra uy. They pinched my grimmy
They bled and blistered ail they
But I could not drive them in.
The good "'Go way, go way, you awk
teifi proeotef A ward man.'
Aim to uher The good wife spake to me,
desperation. I dropped the elbow joint and
As mad as mad could be.
Andtad-irth "But I turned and watched
the grimy pipe with silent gaze
il\ co nji- Fir wrath had made me dumb,
dencc. And saw the wife of my boeum
Blood blisters on her thumb.
But ge 11 "1 saw her siuk ou the sooty
badly k_f and floor
tqueaJeth. In sgouy and pain.
I he aid her wall, ' Oh. neTer
Will I marry a man again !*
The ma a •-Right quick I saixed the
hie* Aim loan maiigU d p ye,
ortK.dei store *nd the ells* bsttered free;
man t And I -oea t.*e tusli *llo uiakelh
T* fix tuy si ore for me.
A*••( neecr- '• Oh never again while life may
eih jf. last.
Will I be found so greer.
However may bowl the wintry
To foul with a store, I ween."
THE DOWNWARD ROAD.
It was a flushed, angry face that looked
up, and harsh toues that Mid :
"I don't care what people say, father ;
I snppoxe 1 am old enough to judge for
" It's no a bad thing, Gavin, to mind
what ither folks say about you. When
yon really get to 'I don't care,' yon
are in a bad way. I hope fur ail you
have said yon diuna ineau a word o' it."
" I just mean it all. I don't care. 1
am going to say what I like and do what
I like in the future."
"Then it's nane o' my money I'll
give von the day, Gavin. I< 'don't
care' is the road you are for taking, the
sooner von omne to the end o' yonr
tether the better for you. lint yon'll
oooL Doubtless you'll cool, an' come to
And ol 1 Bailie Irwin took ont hia ban
dan us, and threw it over his face.
" Don't jfb to sleep, father, till yon
answer me a question or two. Do you
mean me to star in Forbes' office mnch
" You were entered there for three
years ; you ken weel if your time is out
" But, father, he is such s bigoted,
narrow, strict old fogy, and—"
"You've been laug finding it out,
Gavin. I'm thinking you may stand it
for a few months longer. Btick to
vonr 'greement, lad, like an honest fel
" But, father, I have got my eyes
opened lately, au—"
" Hech ! wha's opened them ? Your
Crieff lassie, eh?"
" Father, Jessie Crieff is an angel."
" I wish she was. It's no an ill
wish, that, Gavin, for any lassie ; but
I'm thinking she's far awa' from it yet."
Gavin Irwin had been two yeare in
DUD oar I Forbes' house and office, and
not felt his strict rales an l old-fashioned
ways particularly unbearable.
But a few weeks ago a pretty villa be
longing to the barony of Crieff had been
occupied as a summer residence by the
gay Miss Crieff and her aunt, and Miss
Jessie has chosen to enliven the mon
otony of her retirement by paying a great
deal of atteution to the handsome Gavin
Jesse Crieff was one of a type of young
ladies peculiar to the last half century,
and, unhappily, increasing a fast,
superficial woman, who thought dissent,
doubt, and indifference were the s/mp
torns of intellectual superiority.
She shrugged her pretty shou.ders at
the roost sacred subjects, and smiled
away the faith of centuries with a pity
so fascinating, and so full of interest,
that it was small wonder a young, self
admiring fellow like Gavin should be
impressed and bewildered by her sophis
He went straight to Crieff Villa after
his interview with Mr. Irwin, and found
a much more sympathetic listener.
Jesse was so kind that Gavin went
back to his little room at Duncan Forbes
with very high hopes, and very wide
ideas, indeed, as to the respective posi
tion of man and man, though of course,
the old lawyer, not having been taking a
lesson from Miss Crieff, was ill-prepared
to understand him.
"Gavin," said he, kindly," the new
minister has come, I hops yon'll libs
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor.
him better than you have .lone Mr. Stir
"I shall not hear huu, sir, to-morrow.
I have made up uiy mitul to fish in the
morn ng, ami have promised to drive out
with Mi s Crieff in the afternoon."
" You'll u> make a scandal o' that kiud
on the Lord's dav, t)*viu frwui; fore by
ahamiug the gunl 01.l man, your fatlier.
"If people cbtawe to lie shamed aud
ncandahied where they have no call to
l>e that's not my latilt, sir. There ia uo
law against tlsluug and driving that 1
" No, to a|ieak o" the law o" God,
Gavin, there's whiles a higher law than
thestatuteh *>k—there's public opinion."
" I don't care that for public opinion."
Aud' Gaviu auappeil hi* thumb and
" Then you are a hail, or worse, an'
I'm sorry for them that are kin to you."
Gavin* kept his won!, and rather osten
tatiously ao, for he strolled slowly up
the main street, with hia rod anil creel,
ju-.t aa the people were going to church.
He certainly hod the satiafaetiou of
perfectly horrifying them.
His drive with Miss Crief was a still
" A pretty, painted Frenchified infi
del!" said Duucan Furbea, bitterly;
" a lassie wha stxirua the kirk, an' meas
ures e'en the word o' the L>rd by her
am small understanding. Gavin Irwiu
ia courting doll an' disgrace, an' uae
guid lad will sort wi' him."
EveryU>dy shared the lawyer's opin
ion, anil the young men who sat at the
same table witli GUT in gave the offender
but the soautieet courtesy, aud quite ex
cluded him from all their Utile social
While Jessie remained in Campeaile
he did not care much.
He chose to call it " jealousy " and
" envy," and paraded his friendship
with the harou of Cnef's sister very of
fensively to all his old acquaintance*.
But Jessie left Camptuule with the
summer birds and flowers, and very aoou
after thia event Gavin's time was out
with Lawyer Forbes.
He was anxious to bur a share iu the
lawyer's busiuess, and liis father was
now inclined to please him; but Forties
declined all-Mr. Irwin's offers, and plain
ly told the old man that his son's un
popularity would injure hi* custom.
"Our trtv y Icilk, Ken neighbor,
like a man who walks in the old wav* ;
we are a plain bodies, an' hue sma' skill
of these new philosophies. The law of
God and the law of Scotland is just as
much as we cau manage."
Gavin was much hurt and disappoint
He wna young and wanted friends and
company, and uo oue responded to his
Wiuter came on and it was so dreary
that Gavin took the next wrong step.
As good people would not notice him
he fell into bail company.
Anyone knows how rapidly a man may
travel oa this downward road.
Gavin son l>egan to " take a glass,"
and then, uot tocore who kuew it, "bet
ter men than he got before the wind
He had ioug ceased going to church,
aud pretty Maggie Lindsey, who had
dared to smile in his face, long after her
mother aud sister cut him directly, liad
now ceased to notice him. and given her
smiles to Alexander Forbes, his special
The winter passed, and in th* spring
the news of Miss Crieff s marriage came
It was a very bitter drop a hied to his
cup, for Gavin had felt sure that Jessie
would returu with summer, an I explain,
in some satisfactory manner, her
mysterious silence ; and to the loss of
this hope wa* added the spiteful con
dolence* or the open sarcasm-- of all who
He thought his cup was quite full, bat
a greater sorrow awaited him.
One evening, in the early summer.
Bailie Irwin qnietly died in his chair, of
heart disease, and people did not scruple
to ssy tliat Gavin's conduct ha I has en
ed his en<L
No one had a kind word for him ex -
cept the new minister, a man whom
Gavin had always avoided, partly be
cause be waa'lus father's chief friend
and oocfidant, and partly because he dis
liked bis admonitions.
Now, however, they were compelled
to come in contact, aud Gavin at last did
justice to the good man's kmdly nature.
But he took the ten thousand pounds
his father bad left him, and left Camp
saile, ax h' supposed, never to return.
The minister thought not.
"He can't sell the house and the
twenty acres round it, witie, and he'll
come home again. I pronrsed his father
I would be watching for him."
It seemed a hopeless kind of watch
Year after year slipped awsy, and no
one beard a word from Gavin Irwm.
The rent at the house was remitted to
a firm he had chosen in Liverpool, for
five years; then the tonant left, and for
three years mors the Irwin place stood
In those three rear* the minister often
wondered where the lost lad was.
The rent of the homestead, while it
was rented, was enough for life's
necessities, but now—what was he
He was seeing many extremes. He
had lieen as supercargo to the tropics,
and in s whaling ship to the Atlantic
ocean. He had been a successful specu
lator in New York, and he had been
digging for gold in Australia.
He ba<l l>een gambling with princes in
Baden-Baden, and fighting for his rights
with the roughs of Nevada.
Bat one night, ten years after his
father's death, when he was just recover
ing from an attack of the terrible vomito
in Matomoras, he suddenly bethought
him of the pleasant old home among the
He heard in his sonl the chime of
the church bells, and the faint, sweet
music of the people singing, jnst as he
heard them on that Sunday morning
when he went fishing to please the fair
and fickle Jessie Crieff, and an intense
desire for those cool old rooms and
scented garden wavs, for the mnrranring
tront streams and broom-covered hills
He feebly Bought for his purse and
counted lus mqpey. Yes, there was
enough left to clothe him decently and
carry him home ; and he would lie con
tent henceforward to farm his father's
acres and live as his fa'her had done.
He had to travel slowly, bnt one
evening ten weeks afterwards, lie got
off a steamer and stood once more on
the Campsaile pier. No one knew him.
He stopped a little girl to ask if
Doctor Anderson still lived at the
manse, and then took his way quietly
towards it. %
As he opened the garden gate a lovely
girl looked up from her carnations at
He asked timidly for the minister,
and she led him into the well-known par
lor, with its low roof and old-fashioned
Mr. Anderson came thoughtfully in,
looked at Gavin carionslv, held out his
hand, and the moment he spoke, said :
"I thought so. Welcome home—
welcome home ! I promised your father
to say this mnch for him when this glad
day came round. I'm a proud man to do
it, sir. Lucy, Lucy! bring some cakes
and a glass of cream. You'll be glad,
Gavin, I know you will, to taste the
, wholesome oatmeal again."
I And Mhs ran on while he took off
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
Gavin's hat and coat, and gave a score
of hospitable order*.
80 tlaviu stayed at the manse for
some weeks, and what paaaad lelawii
the minister ami hitu no oue over know ;
but 1 tlnuk Gavin told him most of
thoae ton years' aiua ami failure. Hut
ho had come homo now, ho aaid, to
repair hie falhor'a houao ami livo in it;
perhaps, in luuo, ho might w in again tlio
roejwvt of hie fathor's friends.
Mr. Audersou hoard and rejoiced.
He gavo tlavm ouo hundred pounds,
which ho aaid was rout duo U> him, and
adviaod him to bogiu at once putting the
place in order.
It would employ him while ho looked
around, ami it wa* beat not to bo in a
hurrv with any plan.
So" Qaviu stayed all summer with tlio
miuietor, and by the end of it aa any
ouo might have foreseen —ho had but
ouo thought tu life- Lucy Anderson.
Ho was almost euro Lucy loved him
Um, but ho had never dared to }>euk to
her. But one night, an he eat full of
dreary thought, about hie wasted past,
Lucy eaiue and touched him.
"*Mr. Irwin," alio said, " you are ami.
and YOU make luc miserable. W hat ia
••j jo*e—and I am uuworthy to love/'
*' Did eho any ao?"
" Lucy ! oh, Lucy !"
Love had manifold wave of explaining
itself. Thoac two looked in each othor'a
eyes and eaw all they wanted. But the
father wan not so eauguiuo.
lie remembered the pant ten year*
and trembled for hia Lucy'a happiueaa.
"I'll tell yon, Gavin, what I will do.
You shall perform a tiling 1 auk of you,
and then I will say amen to Lucy's yea."
"I will do anything in the power of
man to do."
" My request may seem eccentric and
purposeless, but I have good reasons for
mskmg it. It is now the end of August,
you shall go every night to your father's
house at ten o'clock, and sit in his chair
until midnight strikes every night,
mind—and 1 will give you an answer at
the New Year."
" Your wish ia a singular oue, but I
will fulfill it."
"You are to take no company, no
stimulant, and no light of any kind ; and
you are to keep our tryst in spite of wind
" I will strictly fulfill your orders."
No one spoke more of the strange
compact, but it was silently fulfilled to
Only on Christmas Eve, the old man
pressed his hand an he left, aud said :
"Be content ; your trial ia nearly
So Gavin went out of the oorv, lighted
parlor into the dark, cold, lonely house
with a happy heart.
He bad eat aUmt an hour when he
heard footsteps, and eaw the glimmer of
a light. The door opened and the min
ister and Lucy entered; but it was Lucy
that kissed him and said:
" Come home, Gavin! Come home.
Papa save so, and I am yours, darling,
forever and from this hour."
" Yes, Gavin," said the minister, an
they talked together afterwaril, "I
thought to-uight is Christmas Eve; no
better time to forgive aud forget, to trust
and IOTC; and when I asked Lucy, she
said it was God put the thought into mv
heart, an I so we've both come for you.
"And now, my dear *e©oud father,
tell me why you put me through such an
" Because I wanted, first, that you
should think well over the pent, and I
knew that the lonely walk in all weath
ers, and the lonely bouse, so full of ten
der memories, was tlie beat place for
thought. Secondly. I knew if you had
the reso' utioii and love t> kv pa promise
extending over four months, yn might
l>e trusted with a graver promise. And
now I hve a double reward for yon.
H-re is the order for tea thousand
pounds and iuteret for ten Tears; your
father left it with me fcr yon. We both
knew you would waste the first thousaud
pounds, and very likely, also, would
wander into the ' very far o nutriee,' ami
feed upou husk* Wfore you would com'
home, sooner or later, for yon were well
brought up iu the way yon should go—
and this was to be the portion of your
second state, Gavin."
" And Lucy, father ?"
" Lucy gave herself to you, and I'm
well enough couteut. lam proud of the
way you kept your bargain, and every
body has the good word for you now,
"And I am glad enough of their good
word and kiud greetings, father. I'll do
all a man may do to deserve both."
" That's right, Gavin Irwin ! If a
man ' doesn't care' for the respect of his
fellow-creatures he will very soon lose
respect for himself, aud when self-re
spect is onee gone Salau has a good lien
on everything else."
A Perambulating Printing Office.
The Virginia (Nev.) BntorprUe says :
" Some printer* of this city are contem
plating the tlttiug up of a small print
ing office which can be moved from
place to plaoe on wheel*, as are the
traveling pbot-igraph galleries. They
intend making their start in California,
and will travel through the small towns
where there are n i papers published
and no printing offices. Once they are
anchored in a town they will send their
• devil' flying abont the place with all
the latest news of the neighborhood and
the advertisements of the business men.
They will print oarU, hill-heuds, circu
lars, and all else required, and when
they have supplied the wants of a town
in the printing line they will give seme
ranchman or livery stable keeper a big
puff and an acrostic on the name of his
favorite daughter to hitch to their office
and to haul them to the next town,
where the devil will again be set flying
almut and where the ' bugle blast of free
dom' will again be heard. Thus they
will go from town to town, remaining
from a week to a month or two in a
place, making money and friends
wherever they go, and having a jolly
good time at all the halls, parties,
weddings, and funerals. They may
even wrk their way up to Oregon, or
down to Arizona, but what thy now
think of doing is to establish s circuit of
good towns for their business and visit
them several times in the course of n
year. The boys concerned in the enter
prise are confident that they will lie able
to make it a success as all three are gotsl
printers and writers, and their contem
plated ' devil' is not only a fair type-set
ter, but also a gem in other respect* —in
flying around, for instance. Their little
paper will be called the Poatal Card."
Peculiar Marriage Ceremony.
On the wedding day in Borneo the
bride and bridegroom are brought from
opposite enda of the village to the spot
where the ceremony in to lie performed.
They are made to mt on two bam of iron,
that blessings aa laating and health oa
vigortms may attend the pair. A cigar
and betal leaf, prepared with the areas
nnt, are next put in the lianda of the
bride and bridegroom. One of the
priests then wavea two fowla over the
heada of the couple, and, in a long ad
dreaa to the Supreme, c ilia down bleaa
iuga upon the pair, and implores that
peace and happineaa may attend the
union. After the heada o( the affianced
have been knocked against each other
three or four times, the bridegroom puts
the prepared sire leaf and cigar into the
mouth of the bride, while she does the
tame to him, whom she thus acknowl
edges as her husband.
CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO., PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1877.
III.OOHSIIEH IN MKNTtTKY.
P*ar Wdl'kMW* Mra "hat lirU MIUI
!>•■< I aarl—Tvrrlblr Cmd llrmrra l*v
)Ua|iin P.. mils uJ a flflhllaa •••lafclr.
A oorrespoudeut of the Cincinnati
JCmfuitrr, wrote recently from llich
mouJ, Ky., a* follow*: Jasper Maupiu
a tut a member of a largo au.l wealthy
fiuuilv living a few miles east of hero.
The family uuiuber* m all lta tmuichoa
jH'rha| thirty or more meu, noted for
their how* ami houmla, tlieir love of
fox huuting, ami for their utter iudiffer-
MIW to danger.
John Itiirnaiu ww countable of Glade
township, that portion of the oouutv
where the Maupin* liveil, ami ia a typi
cal Keutuckian. In |Mr*ou tall, broad
shouldered, handsome, quick ou the
trigger, but unfortunately quarrelsome,
ami indeed, it is said, rather fond of kill
lu January last a quarrel sprang up
between Burnam and jMper Maupin,
which resulted in the shooting of Bar
naul five time* by Maupin. Yesterday
the trial was to have occurred; and llur
uam, partially recovered from his
wound*, was in town. evidcuUy witli tlie
determination of havuig revenge upon
Maupin. He was backed by four of his
friends, the chief of whom were Ballard
and Coruelisou, while Maupin was liacked
by his relatives, each armed heavily with
heavy revolver*. The party first met in
the corridors of the court house, ami re
volvers were drawn, but Uy the lnterveu
tiou of frieuda they wen- induce. 1 to re
frain from ahootiug. After the adjourn
uieut of the court, however, Uurmun.
accoin]MUiied by his frieuils, stationed
hiuiaelf ou the sidewalk uear a livery
stable, where Maupin must pas* to go
to his house. The Maupms, seeing this
actiou, eousnlted for a moment, but only
for a uiomeut, when Jasper, putting Ins
hand upou his revolver, started boldly
along the sidewalk iu the direction of
the stable. His backers, uiauv of whom
were already mounted, stopped about
fifty feet away te watch the result.
Maupin walked quietly down the
street till he got opposite and nearly
past Burnam, still liavmg his hand on
his revolver and looking l>ack a* he
paaaed. Suddenly Burnam drew a heavy
revolver from uiuier his oat, and step
ping quickly toward Maupin, without
saying a word, plao*l the umxxle nearly
agauist his forehead, ami, before Maupiu
could ilraw, fired. The ball entered the
brain, and Maupiu fell to the sidewalk.
Then Maupin's friends opened fire
from the corner, jumped from their
horsea and rushing up toward the party.
Lee Maupiu ran toward Burnam, and,
leveling ins iev.dvcr, fired. Burnam
fell dead upou the sidewalk, his feet
resting across those of his victim. Lev
Maupiu rushed uguiu to the l*ly of
Burnam, and, sU-.piug over it, sent an
other bail through his head.
At tlie mirue time the other* h*d
opened fire ou toruelisou sml ltaliard,
who both received shots through tlie
head, ami after staggering a few steps,
fell dying. The example of Lee Maupiu
was followed by hia fellows, whodelibcr
ately approached tlieir victims while they
were dying, sending the heavy balls from
tlieir pistols through tlieir head*. Then,
there mung no more of the frieuda of the
vanquish id party re . aining alive, tlie
The bn.them of the wounded Maupiu
gathered about the dying man, kisacd
bis pale face au.l wqit like cliiUlren.
Then he was carnel iuto a store oh me by
and expired in a few moments.
Jasper Maupin was almut twenty-four
vaar. old. He received one shot above
the left eyebrow, passing through the
John Hurtiatn so* about thirty-one
years old. lie received one shot above
tlie left eyebrow, passiug through the
brain, two through tlie right shoulder,
one behind tlie right ear, Slid one ui the
William Corneliaoo was about thirty
flve years old. He received one wound
in the right breast, pausing out under
the left shoulder blade.and one shot iu the
Imck of the right arm, about five incite*
below the shoulder blade.
Kit Ballard was about twenty-nine
years old. He received one abot in the
cheek, one in the temple, one in the
back, ranging through the heart, aud
one in tlie right rear hip.
Tlie verdict of the coroner's jury was :
"Jasper Maupin was killed by a pistol
shot from the hand of John Buroam.
Ilurnsra, C >rueliaoti and Ballard came
to their deaths by pistol shot* from the
hands of Lee Maupin, Urnlua Maupin,
and William Oooch."
Peae >ck satin for dresses ia mixed of
Bronze and olive are the colors for
Short skirts are being made of tur
Black cashmere sacks are trimmed
with bronze passementerie and fringe.
Tlie favorite trimming for dark drosses
is .clair de lune, jot embroideries and
Many of the fall oostumes are made
en chale, or square, to be worn over
For afternoons square-toed shoes are
worn, with navy blue stockings clocked
I'aletots made of coachman's cloth,
plush, and all kinds of rough fabrics,
will be worn this fall.
Wedding invitations are printed in
the same style, on square card shoots,
folded once in a square envelojie. Thev
can lie in graduated sizes k> suit all
fancies. No monograms are used on
wedding envelopes—occasionally a crest
or coat-of-arm. Tho color* are white
or pale cream shades. For dinners, re
ceptions, etc., invitations are printed on
largo sqiiare cards or unglazod note-pa
per. Tlie envelope* containing those
invitations should always l>e inclosed in
larger ones, whether sent by post or
The day for tinted and elaborately
engraved cards and stationary has J>aas
HL The late styles are plain, printed
in English script. Visiting card* are
more oblong than square. They oome in
four graduated sixes. The larpest is in
soribed with " Mr. and Mrs Blank,"tbe
second NM is simply " Mrs. Blank,"
the third for tho eldest unmarried
daughter, who employ* the prefix"Miss,"
omitting the Christian name after liei
first season in society. The third and
smallest is intended tor gentlemen, with
the prefix " Mr." and the name of their
olob or residence in one corner. They
are all in oblong shape.
A Humming Bird on a Xorel Scent.
A young gentleman of this village has
one of the rarest of pets, a humming
bird, which has a nest near his home,
and whioh bus liecome so thoroughly
tamed that it readily feeds from his
hand. A laughable incident occurred
last night while he was feeding it. He
ha<l been holding fuchia and other
tlowersin his hand, from whioh the little
b wuty was enjoying a choice repast,
and he had also given it some svrup.
Suddenly a blossom which has lately ap
peared on the young gentleman's pro
boscis attracted tho atteution of the bird,
and Bhe mode u dive for it, finding it a
fraud when it was reached. When a
nose gets so attractive with blossoms
that even humming birds go for it, it is
lime the owner of sttoh a nose donned
the blno ribbon.— Middletoum Pre**,
V> urtU uf WMitn,
Genius i* the morning dew that keeps
the world from perishing in drouth.
Oouiuion sense m very Uotioeslile only
when it ia not eclipsed by uncommon,
Individuality ia everywhere to be
iqmted and respected aa the root of every
True seal will always iuouleate mod
eration without dimiuiahiug a oouapicu
Wateh for opportuiiitlea of usefulness.
Every daya brtuga them, and once gone
they are gone forever.
To aueer aud deuouuee ia a very eaay
way of aaauiuiug a great deal of wiadow,
and concealing a great deal of ignorance.
It ia aafer to affront aome people than
to oblige them; for the better a man de
aervoa, the worat they will ajieak of him.
Liva fur tudav, to-morrow i* a dream.
We may uut aee it* bright fulfilling .
But now, while duty • eaniaet voleea call.
We will, with courage atrutig and wUUlig,
Live for to-day. /
Deceit ia the false road to hapuiueaa
and all the joy* we tiavel through to
vice, like fairy banquets, vauiah when
we touch thein.
It ia ouly by making much of our
minute* that we can make much of our
daya and yeara. Time inuet be made
Use of aa it tiles.
None are too wiae to be miatakeu. but
few are ao wiaelv just aa to acknowledge
and correct their miatakea ; and espec
lallv the miatakea of prejudice.
There never did, and there never will,
exist anything permanently noble and ex
cellent in the character which ia a atraug
cr to the exerciae of reaolilte aelf-deuial.
The truest help we cau render to an
affl.cled man. ia not to take hi* burden
front him, t>ut to call out hia beat
atreuglh, tlial be may be able to bear
Our cuatoma and liabila are like the
rule in roada; tlie wheels of life settle
into them, and we jog along through the
mire, becauae it ia too much trouble to
get out of them.
Honors aofteu fatigue. It ia easier
riding iu a gilded aud euilxissed saddle.
Atlas, while he sustain* the world upon
his shoulders, ia himself sustained by
the admiration which but feat excites.
There are two sorts of enemies insepa
rable from alro<at ail men, but al
together from men of great (orUmva—
the flatterer and the liar. One etrlt.es
before; the other behind—both in
aeusibty, both dangerously.
Fuitli may sometime* exceed resaon,
but uotoppoae it ; and lwlirf may l>e often
abole sense, though not against it. He
ware, then, not ouly of an implicit
faith, but of Wing k> closely tied up
to reasou where faith is required.
IX> little helpful things and apeak
helpful words whenever you can. They
are Wtter than pearls or iliainonils to
strew along tlie roadside of life. They
will yield a far more valuable harvest,
as you will And after many days.
Peal gently with those who stray,
i Draw them lawk by love aud persuasion.
One kiMi m worth a thousand kicks. A
kind word is more vain*' le ki tlie lost
* than a miue of gold. Think of this and
1 be on your guard, re who chase to the
grave aii erring brother.
l'oeta know, and statesmen ought to
,Juiow, it u; by seutiment when well
directed—as by sorrow when well used—
great uatioiis live. AA lieu sentiment
diet out, ami mere prosaic ca'eubUou of
has and profit takes its place, then
comes a Byzantine epoch, a Chinese
| epoch, a decvptitudc and alow decay.
Ohildreu must have love inside the
house and frcwh air, and good play and
aome good companionship outside—
otherwise young life runs the greatest
danger in* the world of withering or
growing atnnted, or at best, prematurely
old and turned inward on iteclf.
Adrianople ia about one huudred and
thirty-five miles from Constantinople.
It ta alnrnt five miles in circumference,
surrounded by old walls and defended
bv a citadel. It* street* are narrow and
circular, bnt adorned with fountatusaud
mosques, of which there are abont forty.
It wa taken bv the Turk* from tlie
Greek emperors in EWi. aud made the
seat cf their empire, which it continued
to remain for a great many years. It
poaaewte* manufactories of ailk, w<*ilen,
and cotton stuff*. Rose-water and other
jierfuines are made here, while tlie dye
ing and tanning establishments have
quite a world-wide fame. It* exports are
wool, opium (for the poppies here are
the fluent in the world), leather, honey
and wax. Tlie population ia about 100,-
000, of which one-third ia Greek. It ia
here that the Turkish difficulty lies.
The Greeks are to a man with Russia,
aud in event of the civil war which has
broken out in sub-Balkan Bulgaria
reaching Adrianople, one-third of Adri
anople mav, sword in hand, welcome the
Kusniaua. " Tlie bazaar aud the moeque
at Selim are the great attractions a*
Adrianople. The former ia a building
about two hundred yards long, and offers
for sale all the rich commodities of the
East. The mosque ia built like a theatre,
and from the ruins of Famagusta, in
Cyprua. It* principal balcony baa an
ascent of 377 step*. Adrianople was, it
not tw naicl, on* of the great clawir
cities of ancient lhune, and it figures
frequently in Gibbon's " .Decline and
Fall of tlie Roman Empire." It re
mained practically the nearest approach
to an old Roman citv until it fell under
the Turkish p >wer in 13fi0. It remained
the favorite residence for the sultana
until the last century. Adrianople onoe
more awakened to political life u 1829.
about the time of the great successful
Greek struggle for independence and
freedom from the thrall of the Turk*.
In that year the city was taken by the
Russians, who had overrun Turkey thus
I bsd, savs Celia Logan, writing from
New York to the Baltimore New*, a little
business to transact a few days ago with
a certain dealer in real estate. While
sitting in hia office there entered a lady,
tall, straight, well built, and graceful
N it young, although art hat! l>een made
to do its share k) make her appear so.
She was dressed all in black, the silk
lieing covered with real Spanish illusion
—a very beautiful, costly, and perisha
ble material, seldom worn in this or any
other country, on account of its expeu
siveneas. She was hauled with jewelry
—the diamonds in her ear* wore almost
as large as walnuts, and could not have
cost lees than SIO,OOO. Even the handle
of her parasol must have cost a large
sum. Her carriage and pair outaide were
enough to make one's mouth water, so
splendid were they. This lady talked in
a loud, shrill voioe, with a ring of com
mand in it, as that of a person possess
ing power and conscious of it. And no
wonder she looks grandly, and talks as
if accustomed to carry matters with a
high hand, for this is Mrs. MacMillan
the lady to whom Tweed, in those days
wnen he was flush and liberal, U said to
have presented ft mansion ou Fifth
avenue worth $$H),000! And as fnrther
proof of his oonfldenoe in her discretion
and business ability, he is reported to
have deposited for safe-keeping, until he
abandons his retirement, the snug sum
in bonds, eto., of $12,000,000 or $14,-
000,000, leaving himself, as he truly
states, with only a few paltry hundreds
mis, (UKOKA AMI HOTJNKHOLU.
f tra sad tlsvdra Nslss.
FOPDKM Caora.— NOW ia tlie time to
think of fodder crops for next year. The
Aral ready to cut tn the apriug ia rye
sown now, aud at intervals up to Novem-
Wr. 1 have found a few acres of fall
aowu rye in a field near tlie barn yard a
very valuable and acceptable addition to
the fodder in April, when incoming cows
need succulent food to enable them to
All the brimming pail.
NEW V BO mm. tea.—Tlie past season's
expericuoe has proved the value of at
least a few of the uewnr vegetables
brought out by tlie seedameu. Among
tomatoes the Trophy is by far the beat of
ail the uewer varieties, although this ia
now well established. The " Little (iem,"
for twenty-five seeds of which I gsve
twenty-five cents, ia little, aud a gem
certainly, aweet flavored, solid, smooth,
and bears abuudautly ; hut it is uo bet
ter than the Truphv. The "One Hun
dred Days Tomato " is good for uothiug,
being late, small, and very much mis
shapen. " Keya Prolific "ia good, lieara
abuudautly ; but it ia not preferable to
the Trophy. It was the only variety,
out of a dozen or more, that the potato
bugs took a fancy to. Of peas, Lax ton's
"Alpha," the "Little Gem," a dwarf,
and Laxtou's "Bnpreme," have turned
out excellently The second needs no
buahiug, bears Urge pods very plenti
fully, and ia very aweet For early,
second early, and late, I shall plant
"Little Uenis" next year. The "Su
preme " is a fine pea, having long, fall
puds. It grows about three feet high.
Dreer's improved dwarf Lima beau is an
acquisition. It is veryqirobflc, the pods
are ciuaely filled, and it bears about
double the crop of the common sort
liut of all the prolific vegetables the
"greeu prolific cucumber" lias taken the
jialm. For Pickles, either for use or for
sale, there can be uoue better. One hill
of three plauts has produced more than
half a bushel of encumbers, which grew
in bunches and with remarkable rapidity.
Peruvian guano may have helped, but
there ia a great deal in the variety itaelf.
Of squashes, a new cross bred uf Mr.
Gregory, of Marblebead, named tlie Hut
man, has proved better than the Marble
head, one of its parents. For pies it ia
superior to any that I have grown. The
flesh, when cooked, ia dry, sweet, and
very full of flavor, This variety ia vig
orous enough to withstand a hundred
borers in each vine without perishing.
The •' Early I'eabody " aweet potato is
another aquisition. It ia red-akinned,
and early <-uough to permit of its growth
far north, I doubt not, even in Canada.
It ia too soon, as yet, to decide as to its
quality. At present it is soft aud watery.
Bcur TU* RrnuuL —Hundreds of in
sect } vesta find safe winter uuartera in
the rubbish of the field and gardens.
Tlie pruning* of currant boshes, rasp
berries and blackberries, dead squash
viues, loose pieces of bark, hunches of
weeds, and such rubbish hide multitudes
of egg*, larvw, pttp* or perfect insect*.
Such looee stuff had 1 letter be burned ;
to consign them to tlie manure heap ia
only to probagate the pest*. When
burned there i* an end of them, aud of
much uusightly waate which no neat per
son should have about his premises.
A Bazaar AHT Lrzcwr.—'Take eight
ear* of corn and grate them, carefully
acraping off the cobs with a knife, ao aa
to get tvl the milk. Peel one quart of
good ripe tomatoes, and out tiiem into
the corn. Season with salt and pepper.
Put in butter, and roll in three soda
crackers. Let thorn atew steadily for
TOMATO Sorr.—To two quarts water
add one pound of beef (free from fat),
I mil till reduced to three pints, then add
one quart tomatoes, one cupful milk,
two tablespoonfuls sifted flour, 'mixed
with a lump of butter size of an egg, one
teaapoouful salt; boil one hour after the
ingredients are put in.
Rioa Cnogrrrnta.—Waali well one
teacupful of rtoe; put it to boil in a pint
uf milk, the same uf hot water, nntil
quite Under, but dry; while hot, add a
piece of butter the sue of an egg, two
tablesjioonfub of whits sugar, two egg*,
the juice and grated peel of one lemon;
stir tins up well; have ready the yolks of
two egg*, beaten on a plate, aome fine
cracker crumb* on another; make np the
rice with your hands in rolls about three
inches long and two inches round; dip
into the egg, then into the crumbs; fry
them in hot lanl to a light brown.
LALUT FINURKH, —Rub half a pound of
tmtter ink) a pound of flour; add half a
Cuind of sugar; grate in the rind of two
muna, aud squeeze in the juioe of one;
then add three egg*; make into a roll the
size of the middle finger; it will spread
in the oven to a thin cake; uip in choco
HHOKT CAKKK. - One pound sifted
flott., quarter of a pound butter, and
half as much lard, very little salt, a
pinch of soda, well dissolved in just
vinegar enough k cover it; work all well
together with ioe-oold water enough to
make a stiff dough; roll it into paste half
an inch thick; cut it into round cakes ;
prick the top with a fork, bake in a
Ocmts roR HorsKHoni) PBSTS. —Rats
are said k> have such a dislike for potash
that if it is powdered and scattered
roud their haunts they will leave them.
A piece of rag well soaked in a solution
of cayenne ia a capital thing to put into
rat ormioe holes, as they will not attempt
to eat it A plug of wood covered with
a piece of flannel so prepared may be
used to fill up the holes. Cockroaches
and ant* have a similar dislike to cay
enne, and a little strewed about a cellar
will keep it clear of them.
"Good n a tared editing," say* some
wise man, "spoils half UlO paper* in
the United BUtes." Yea, verily. " Will
yon please publish the poetry I send,"
any a one, "It ia my first effort ;** and
some crude line* go in to encourage bud
ding genius. " Our church ia in great
peril," aaya another, " will you publish
our appeal ?" auil a long dolorous plea
is inserted. "My father took your
patier for twenty year*," write* another,
" I think you ought to publish the reso
lution* passed by the Big Brake Church
when he died," and in go renolntiona of
no interest to a majority of the reader*.
"I am particularly anxious that the
views I present go before the church
tliis week," and out go a covey of small,
pithy contributions, to make room for
three columns from a ponderous D. D.
''There is immediate necessity for the
exposure of one who ia a bitter enemy
to the truth," writes another, as he
sends an attack upon nn antagonist
whioh will fill an entire page. "*I am
about to publish a book, identifying the
great image of brass, iron and clay,
and I would lie obliged to you to pub
lish the advance sheets of chapter V.
which I inclose to yon." "Why don't
yon publish in full R.'s great speech in
the General Assembly ? It would in
crease your circulation largely." "If
yon will publish the sermon I transmit
o you, I will take eight extra copies !"
" The church must be aroused on the
subject of foreign missions," says a
Ktor, as he forwards the half of his
Sabbath's sermon. And the ladies
—bless their sweet smiles and their
sweet voioes—the good-natured editor
surrenders to them at onoe, and they go
away hapry, utterly unoonsoious that
they have helped to spoil the paper.—
TERMS: $2.00 a Year, in Advance.
IX CHIEF JOSEPH*!* HAXIM.
The rate thai Melel a fart* •( TaartMa la
• h the 1 eliawataae lUfIM Aa laOu
Jar* aatf Their Calrlal UerUlaaJ
A correspondent, writing (rum Helena,
Montana Territory, arivcw a thrilling ar
ouuut of tbe adventures of a party of
touriata who fell among the hostile band
of Ns I'eroca Indiana, under oommaud
of Chief Joseph. The touriata consisted
of Maaara. Diugel, Oldham, Mr era,
Maun. Arnold, Cowan and Carpenter
and tbe two aiatera of tba last-named,
Mr. Cowan and MUM Ida. They bad a
wagon and buggy with them, and were
camped in a piece of Umber in tba Low
er Geyser basin. At daybreak one
morning they found three No* Perot*
aaated at tbeir Are, who aaid that they
belonged to Joaepb'a baud and that the
camp waa a oouple of tnilaa away; that
Joaepb, Lookuig-Qho* and Wbite Bird
were tbe cbiefa, and tbey would not kill
citisen*. After oouaultatiou tbe tonriet*
concluded to go to tbe Indian camp, aea
the cbiefa and try to get permiaaiuo to
oouUnue on tbair way borne, and at noon
reached tbe cauip of Looking-Glass,
other Indiana baring joined tbeir guidea
to tbe number of fifty or sixty. Look
iug-Glaai abook hand* with tbem and
•aid be waa a friend to citizens—" no i
kill citiaeua"—and White Bird, who
aoon after oame up, aaid tbe aame thing,
though be waa going to " heap kill Lew- 1
iatou aoldirra." White Bird " traded ** l
bormew with tbe party, took away tbe ;
guna and piatola, and told tbem to go !
around through tbe wooda, hitch tbeir
wagoua and be off. The main body then
pressed on aud the touriata turned back,
followed by aome twenty Indiana, two of
tbe party, Dingae and Arnold, here be
coming aeparaied from tbeir comrade*.
Tbe Indiana then began to take tbe
blankets and clothing of tbeir prisoner*,
aud took tbe guna of Cowan and Old
bam. *' Then, aaya Frank Carpenter,
in hia dimple but intensely interesting
narrative, " after going a few yards we
were told that Joaepb wanted to aee na.
We turned aud went with them to the
foul of a hill, where tbey tried to get ua
in a heap (to facilitate tba killing;. but
I advised tbe bova to keep apart I told
tbe young chief that we wanted to go
where White Bird waa. He aaid 'No.'
1 aaid ' Yea, I go. You kill, kill now.'
He aaid 'No; go aud we moved slow
ly about twenty Tarda, when the young
chief and 1 stopped and tbe party moved
on. We moTnd about fifty yards further
up in tbe timber, when the Indiana com
menced flnng. We went a few steps to
tbe left among tbe timber, jrben tbe
young chief jumped off hia bum* and ran
ilown tbe bill. I then aaw my aiatei
running down tbe bill, shrieking, to
ward Cowan. I looked about him and
•aw Indiana on all aides, with tbeir guna
in tbair bands, and escape waa impossi
ble. I neat recollect seeing this young
chief on hia knee, about thirtT feet from
me, with hia gun oocked and pointed at
my breast I thought my time had
come, and instantly made tbe aigu oi tbe
cross on mv breast, thinking he waa a
Catholic. The Indian threw up bis gun
and aaid : ' Come quick—no kill—me
save you." We came near to where Cow
an w'aa lying, with my sister <n her
kneea beside him crying. " Cowan aaid:
' Frank, for God's sake, get me aome
water.' I aaid; 'George, I can't—we
are all gone—there is no show for ua.'
Just then my chief grabbed me, and
aajing 'Come quick —Indian kill,' led
iue behind some tiraab, where I waa told
to keep still—not to move or tbe bad In-,
diana would kill me, I asked him to
save tbe white girls aud be aaid be
would." Mr. Carpenter, still in charge
of hia voung chief, found Mrs Cowan
two milea further on, and she told him
that all Uia party had been killed except
Ida, whom an Indian bat taken away on
a bone. Bbe bad seen Oldham ahot and
fall from hia horse, then bee husband,
Cowan was abot in the lag. Fearleaa
for herself, his wife ran to him. An In
dian came up, placed a pistol near their
heads, fiml. and her husband sank
down with hia wife's arms around hia
neck. She aaw that tbe hall had gone
through the back part of hia head. The
Indian dragged her way, and as alie waa
being put oa a horse she looked back
and aaw her bunbend, writhing in agony,
place hia hand to hia head; than the hor
rified woman saw au Indian throw a big
rock on hia head, crushing it She
recollected no mure until she found her
self ou a hone behind au Indian. The
captiTee were taken to Joseph, a tall,
finely-built Indian, forty-five years old,
with' a thoughtful and intelligent face.
His word in the camp, says Mr. Carpen
ter, waa law. He shook hands with
them, and said lie waa a friend to citi
aeua, and gave the prisoners permission
to remain in hia tent
Next morning Carpenter waa told that
he was to be killed and his sisters placed
on pack-iuiimals aod allowed to depart,
but he pleaded with White Bird not to a
do so till they had reached a settlement*
or nwd, aa the girla would inevitably
perish in the wilderness. Moving on
ward the prisoners were overjoyed to
find their sister Ida unharmed aud at tbe
noon halt all were united, while tbe
aeven chiefs held a eouucil to pass upon
their fate. White Bird spoke in favor
dt their release, but Little Bear, one of
Bnakea, urged the killing of Carpenter
and the taking of hia sisters sa squaws,
selecting Mrs. Cowan for himself. Thru
White Bid filled and lit hia pipe and
took a few whiffs at it, thus voting for
their release. Tbe pipe waa panned to
Little Bear—he sullenly declined it A
Crow chief took it, but passed it on, and
the hearta of the pnaouem died within
them. So did a young Nea Perce chief.
The voung chief who had made tbem
prisoner* and aaved Carpenter's life,
next took the pipe, and, nodding in a
friendly manner to them, puffed it yigor
oualy." Another ohief followed his ex
ample, and the calumet waa handed to
the last one of the judges. How eagerly
the captives watched hia actions, and
what silent, heartfelt prayers of gratitude
ascended to heaven when the stoical
savage placed the mouth-piece of the
pipe to hia lips and the merciful wreath
of bluish-white smoke slowly came out
upon the air ! The pipe was once more
sent around the circle poling the
jurors, aa it ware—and, as before, four
of the seven chiefs smoked it Says Mr.
Carpenter: " White Bird informed me
that I and *my sisters should go home,
and brought two horses for them to ride,
intimating that I could walk, and I re
plied tliat all I wanted waa a chanoe.
Mi*. Cowan's riding habit waa brought
to her and tliey were mounted. White
Bird took me 'behind him; we crossed
the river and started homeward. White
Bird eacorted us about a mile." Though
suffering much from exposure and oold,
Carpenter and his listers made their
wav in safety to Lieutenant Schofleld'a
camp and thence to Boaeman. That their
lives were spared waa swing to the fact
that at their farm the Carpenters were
always in the habit of treating the In
dians kindly, giving them bread, milk
and vegetables as they passed every sea
son through the Missouri Valley.
Messrs. Arnold and Dinjee say that
tuat before the firing began Joseph said
of them: "You had better get out of
here the beet way yon can, if yon want
to save your lives. Get into the timber
and don't go near the wagons. I wish
you well, but I have a number of war
riors who have lost relatives in battle
and they are desperate. I cannot con
trol them, and tliey are determined to
kill you." They therefore concluded to
attempt an escape, and ran for their
lives, hearing shots behind them. Tbey
were fivedayain the bills, without ousts,
blankets or arms, and having tor food
only four small fishes. At lart they fell
in with Howard's scouts and were saved.
Myers also escaped, though the Indians
followed him for eight miles. They shot
Oldham, who was riding at his aide, and
OUlham fell, exclaiming: " 1 am killed
—goon. You can do me no good."
The Prow In Russia.
Outside barbarians can have no idea
at the extreme rigor of the oenaorslup ut
the press in the happy land which calls
the asar ita master. The Grammar
recently had aa article upon the subject,
which throws a great deal of light upon
the manner in which that censorship is
exercised. At the puet-uffloe were em
ployed a number of officials, whose duty
it was to mark objectionable pseaagea in
the foreign joartiala, which were then
stamped out with a layer of printers'
ink, so that when the subscriber got hia
paper it presented very checkered read
ing indeed. Means were, however, dis
covered of removing this incrustation
without obliterating the print; the an
tbontiaa were therefore forced to adopt
s fresh mixture, which defied all attempts
to remove it Now for the way ia which
the censorship ia exareired. One censor
took umbrage at a passage which stated
that " the Coaaack* ride on little, insig
nificant horses." " Little " and " insig
nificant" were terms derogatory to any
thing tsl'iysng to jl" Russian empire,
so the word* were struck out leering
the astonishing news that "Cossack*
ride on horses!" A polish journalist
began an article uu " Learned Women "
with a sentence—There are some things
which, like a couple of rough-hewn
blocks, do not fit together; to such
things we most add women and learn
ing.' The censor, remembering thst s
former empress of Rossis, the great
Catherine; Lai the character of a learned
woman, struck the passage out aa reflect
ing on the imperial dignity. During the
Crimean war an account wae given of the
famine in some of the Bwediah provin
ces. The censor allowed this article to
peas but altered the word " Swedish " to
" French," as the Russian* were then at
war with France, but at peace with Swe
den. In an article on Italy some Italian
words were struck out with the observa
tion that the censor was not obliged to
cenaoriie Italian. Probably he oouhl
not read them, and so deleted the words
to be on the aide of aalet* On another
: ooesaion this same etuor struck out an
entire article from Involute Jiusst , re
plying to the editorial remonstranoei by
writing on the proof-sheets the w >rd*
naproMttoi/e mugossloseiue (unprofita
ble gabble!) The censorship, however,
of late yeare has been considerably mod
ified, and the preaent war will probably
result in a great extension of liberty for
1 New York Street Character.
Among the street character* at Hew
York, writes a correspondent, one of the
most familiar ia Smith the raaor strop
man, who has been far several years a
fixture on the Nassau street ride of the
sub-treasury. Twenty years ago Smith
was much more widely known than he in
now. He then traveled through the
country, veiling raaor strop* and am ill
hardware, and became quite famous, in
his way. Everybody knew him, and he
made so much money that he waa ena
bled to open a well stocked store in '.few
York, which be kept going for e?earal
rears. But the store waa not a auoceaa
'Smith waa finally obliged to give it up,
and report said at the tune that his fail
ure was the result of too much spiritual
ism He had become a believer (so said
report), and instead of attending to his
tmsiuem, he gave his time and his mind
to the mediums. At all events, the store
waa shut np. and Smith had to start out
once more as a peddler. But time had
told upon his strength, and after a while
he gave up the hard work of peddling
and started the little street stand which
he still runs just above Wall street. He
lias a good stock of pocket cutlery which
he takes home with him, stand and all,
everr night, and a* every one in toe
neighborhood knows him and has a kind
ly feeling toward him, he gets on pretty
well With his gentlemanly drees,
smart manner, gold spectacle*, end
white hair and whiskers (be must be s
man of ri*ty, *t least). Smith ia one of
the most nwpectable-looking street mer
chants to be found. Transfer him to
one of the handsome offices in the vtcini
tv and he would pass for a banker or
lawyer, with a home on Fifth avenue,
quite aa readily ae some who have mil
lions to their names. A light heart has
carried him well through life, and he is
aa hearty-looking to-day as when I aaw
him nearly twenty years ago, holding
his nightly auction sale of odds and ends
in a well stocked store on Grand street.
The Stdftj #f Amass.
An obscure communistic society,
rolled A man a, occupies a tract of fertile
land near lowa City, and has 1,624 mem
bers. There are seven villages, and in
each a boarding-boose suflkaeut to ac
commodate the population at the vil
lage. To these all the people go to get
their meals, the hour for whioh is gri en
by a bell from a central tower. There
are also laundries, where all washing
and ironing are done ; so that no house
keeping really is done in the families,
which leaves the members to .other de
partments of labor, and every member
of the society has something to do.
Onoe in every year the executive officers
make an annuity apportionment to each
family or single individual, which ia to
hefor use for that year for personal ex
penses. There is in every village a
store, in which all kinds of goods are
kept, and which are delivered to mem
bers at the society without profit; a
record of each person's purchases ia
kept, and at the end of the year the
amount is deducted from the annuity, so
that very little money is used. If a
member withdraws from the society,
what he put in is returned, without in
tercut or increase. If a member dies,
and is the head of a family, his share or
interest in the society is divided among
his legal heirs, and placed to their credit
on the books of the society. There are
three physicians, whose duty it ia to
visit the sick. Their medicines and
teams are supplied by the society. So,
also, schools are maintained.
Mehemel All'* Narrow Escape.
A French correspondent in the Turk
ish camp relates that, shortly before the
reoent battle in the neighborhood of
Karahasan, the oommander-in-ehief of
the Turkish army and his staff very nar
rowly escaped being taken prisoners.
Starting from Basgrad, Mehemet Ali ad
vanced in the direction of Karahasan, a
small village on the right bank of the
river Lorn, and at that time ooeupied by
the Russians. On turning a sharp bend
in the road the lanoes of a strong patrol
of Cossacks were suddenly seen, almost
olose in front of the general and his staff.
The leader of the hostile party was ap
parently aware of the preeenoe of the
Turkish oommander-in-ehief in the
group advancing, for He at once launch
ed his men against it. cslling oat to
them not to kill any one and on no ac
count to Ore. Flight alone oould save
the amall band of Turkish officers. A
headlong chase ensued. Mehemet Ali
himself and the majority of his staff,
being better mounted than their pur
suers, suooeeded in escaping; but a
colonel, two captains, and a lieutenant
accompanying the oemmandsr-in ehief
wars overtaken and esprit red,
Iteas of literrat.
Good hiding pl*ore--Bcbool bouses.
A boarding-booae —• carpenter's shop.
England paid about; $70,000 ta* on
playing cards lart year.
Shipk* means wild loae-end wild
roae the jells of lb* terrible Turk*.
There en between 11,000 end 11,000
<innti*u is this ccranti/, armed k> the
Somebody painted a net Spits dog in
Bethlehem, Petm., with alternate oar
mine and grata stripes. The dog * not
yet mad, bat '.ta owner ia—very.
What U tbi diUmsuoe between a poor
iron and a borrowed masquerade ooa
tounef One ie fired and doesn't hit, and
the other ia hired end doesn't fit.
A marriage ia probable between the
ex-prinoe iuijierial at France aim the
Prtooeee del Pilar, deter of the king a#
Hpain. She ia sixteen year* of age.
" Am I not a little pale f inqnired a
Udy, who was abort and oorpnlent, of e
era** old bachelor. "Ton look more
like a big tub," was the blunt reply.
p, thole Ud rhae the oil fever
was at i'm height a postal delivety rank
ing third in PenneyJvani* At the lart
election the town polled ail votes, and
it ia about to give np ita charier.
M,000,000 gallons last year. Over a
million galhmi an daily exported from
Of forty-three eerietiee of apples test
ed by M. A. Trnelle, of the Chemical
Hoeiety of Paris, the red American ren
net wan found to contain the largest
amount of sugar.
The finest crop of niam* ever pro
duced in California ia promised this fall.
The grapes are not growing so large aa
in previous yean, owing to dryness, but
their quality better.
One firm in New fork, engaged in the
manufacture of matches, consumes per
annum 700,000 feet of white pine lumber,
100,000 pounds of sulphur sad 160 tcms
of straw board for bona.
An old writer aaks: "Oh, Death,
where is thy sting T The world's eol-
Icction of literature may be searched,
but the same question will never be
found idiirsssed to a waep.
A young man woke up the other night
and saw a ghost in his room. Brimng
his six-shooter he approached it, and
found it was hia ooUar, which liapprmed
to be standing on the floor.
Paris has the large* library in the
world. It contains about *,000,000 vol
umes, 160,000 manuscript*, 800,006 at
lases and maps, 1,300,000 engravings.
If the Russians would only ssy that
they were whipped when they are
whipped, and the Turks would aosßOwl
edgv defeat when defeated, one could
liave more patience ia putting the tape
line oo the long names of general*
This ia how the fee system worked
with the collage youths who arted as
waiter* at the summer resorts. On#
them writes: "Our wages are only sl6
s month, besides board and washing,
and so we can regularly earn but 628 n
season. On the other hand, if we iw
ceive perquisite*, we make in all from
160 to 00, or even SIBO. My pwn
daily reootd of fees shows that I received
sl3 between July 6 and August IS, in
•mounts varying between twenty-five
cents and $2 s day. Some guests who
have remained • month leave their
waiter from $lO to S3O; or, if they have
become interested in his hirtrwy, per
haps they leave as much as S4O •aa a
ia India* LtftaL
Here is* specimen of Indian romance :
Long before the fool of the white man
had trod the mile?* west at the Ape
ladbe, or Bine mountain*, there we* a
noble young chief, Cbowonk Bujun,
whichsignifies " diving frog," a earname
acquired from hi* habit of diving under
the water when punned by enemies.
He loved Onaloska, bailee* of the She
nanagina, a rich and powerful tribe
dwelling on the Blue Water, aa New
river waa called ia the Indian tongue.
Addreoeing the object of hie afflacrinn in
the poetic vein, natural to the statatv
Aborigine, be mid : " Chowoek Bnjunk
is a great chief; he can out-swim the
Imll-frog. and hi* war-whoop i* like the
voice of the long-eared home with which
the pale face pulls hie agncult ural imple
ment*. But Chowook has neither fields
of maixe nor wigwams full of skins. Can
the daughter of the Sbeoanagm* love
Ohowonk Bujun far love alonef
the maiden, "the
shadow of Cbowonk ia dearer to the eye
of Onalnaka than the being itself of any
other man; but there ia a proverb in
my tribe which my* * Love won't make
"Pot boflr exclaimed the maddened
mouth, staggering back; "falm Ona
loska ! farewell forever."
"Don't," exclaimed the frightened
meiden t M her lover rushed to the verge
of the precipice ; for they **** <* "*>
cliff, afterward called Lover'* Leap.
The father of Onahtaka waa sampling
the great medicine fountain, and had
drained hi* tenth gounl of the water,
when a piercing shriek resounded
through the wood*. To cast the goori
down and rush up the mountain ride
was but the work of a moment; there,
leaning over the giddy diff, wta his
daughter, bat no Cfaoeon Bujun.
"Creel parent, this is your work,"
said the daughter pointing below, where
* quivering mum of distort?*! Indian
corpse marked the last of poor Cbowonk.
" But I will show the work of an Indian
maiden." Baviug which, she extended
her arms in the air, cant one long look
down the awful abyss, and before the
father oould prevent, had turned and
walked off in toe other direction.
Tfcf DhWTtm T the !• rf Mar*.
i Prof. Asaph Hail, the diaoovererol the
moons of Man, began, life, it iswud, aaa
carpenter and with t meagre education.
i He married a school-mistress, and it was
this wiae lady who induced him to study
higher mathematics, and who herself
became hie instructor. He rapidly sur
paaaed hie gentle teacher, and at twenty
fire became an aamataiit in Harvard
Obeervatory. Shortly after the astron
onomirol activity of the Naval Obeerva
tory at Washington waa revived, in 1861,
a number of professor* of the navy were
appointed, and Hall w* given a position
an aaaiatant. In 1868 he wan promoted
to be a profenaor. There he has remained
ever ainoe, heartily appreciated by his
associates. It waa on the night of Aug
ust 11 that he first saw Mar's attendants.
Between the 11th sad the 16th, when
the weather waa unfavorable for success
ful observations, he both hoped and
feared, but his wife, to whom alone he
communicated hi* discovery.wae enthu
siastic and confident. While impatiently
waiting to oonfinn his discovery, his
generous disposition almost induced him
to communicate his chance* of success
to his associates, so that pll could share
the honor : bnt the thought Of his many
years of labor without any •• luCk," oon
j vinoed him that it would be foolish to
throw away his first really good chance.
One hardly knows what to admire most.
Hall's persistent and successful struggle
with lus untrained mind, or Ms wife's
brave and womanly help and inspiration.
—New York Driinme.
Bancroft, the Historian.
George Bancroft has the reputation of
being one of the most thoroughly edu
cated of living Americans. When" he
waa a student at Gcfttingen, he learned
the Oriental languages from EichborU,
ancient history from P!"sck and Heeren,
natural history from Blumenbach, and
Greek and Roman antiquities from
Dissect. He afterwards heard the lec
tures of Wolf, the famous Homerist,
Hegel and Sohleierraacher. Ue has been
intimate with Humboldt, Varnliagen von
Ease, Cousin, Schlossei, Goethe, Benja
min Constant, Manaoni, Chevalier Buu
sen, Niebuhr, and a boat of dead celebri
ties. One of the things of his youth was
a small volume of poems, enthusiasti
cally describing the scenery of Switser
l&nd and the ruins of Rome. He pub
lished the first volume of his " History
of the United States rt forty-three years
ago, and the work is yet unfinished. He
is still at work on it, and hopes to live
to oomplete it, and he probably will, as
he is of robust constitution and in ex
cellent health, and was seventy-seven on
October a Thoea who know him regard
him as one of the youngest eld men o