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fliitand and Wife.
How, in onr little boat, can we
Bight aafelv journey o'er life'* *•*.
And l** the thraat'ning rock* V asked he.
"Bow thou," aoftly answered she.
How can life'* danger* we forget.
That UN from early youth beset,
And ell onr mieerie* ? asked he,
■"Sleep thou," softly answered she.
How can, through the years' long chain,
We heanty'a favor still retain,
Without love-potion'* aid f asked he.
"Love thon," eoftly answered ahe.
(.4 srerjf qf thf arit Rtkibtiw* IBSI.I
tWhere many a rlou>|. arrathed uieunlaln Wauuhee
Fternall; in the blue abyss.
And losses its torrents and inludM
Thundering from did and precipice.
There Is the lo\ ely land of the Swiss -
lend of lakes and of ley sess.
Of chamois and chalets.
And beautiful valleys.
Musical boxes, watches, and cheese.
Pictnresijns. with Its landscapes green and cool.
Sleek cattle standing in shadow or pool.
And dairy-maids hrarttflt pall and stool—
That la the quaint Utile tow u of Xulls.
There, one day. m the old town-hall,
Oatheredthe *OMb; burghers all,
Oreat and smalt,
Short and tall,
The atotit and fat. the lean and lame.
From bouse and shop, and dairy aud pasture,
la queer old coviun.ee, up they came.
Obedient to the burgomaster.
He made a speech—^" Krllow-citisens: There la
To be, as you know,
A vroudcrtal show,
A Cmvereal Fair, at l"ans;
Where evscy coaotry its piuduc! carries.
Whatever most beautiful, useful, or rare is.
To piesar and surprise.
And perhaps win a prise.
Now here la the tjoration
Which craw* your counsel and r uggesbou
With you if Ilea;
So. attvr wise
And careful consideration ut it,
bay, what ahall v* sei d to-, our honor aud profit T"
Some said this thing, aome said that;
Then up rose a burgt.w, ruddv aud fat,
Bounder and mtde- than a'.! the rear,
W ith a nose like a ro-e, - * ..ihunttr cheat:
And vaj-w h< ...n a wbeeav,
lake th bursiug or bees:
*" 1 p'uopo**, If you please,
TVial we send em a - Acesc."
Then a lithe little tuaa.
Took the floor, and 1-egan,
In a high, soueaky vow*: " 1 approve of the plan.
Bat 1 wish to amend
WhaiN proposed br my friend:
A ail. miiM, ] think. la the thing we ahould
Then tip jum ;*d a third.
To put tr. a wrord.
And amend the amendment they had just beard;
" A KOY.AL MIU l Ullt.vl " wwa the phrase he
The question was moved.
Discussed and approved.
And the vote wse unanimous, that it behooved
Thetr ancient. Venerable corporation,
T* er nd such a cheese as ahould honor the nation.
3*.- ended the aolemu convocation ;
And after due deliberation.
The burgomaster made proclamation.
Inviting people of every station.
Each according to his vocation.
With patrtouc emulation.
To join in a general ju (station.
And get up a cheese loe the grand occasiou.
Then shortly began the preparation.
D *>om!U£ as* h<*r\l a mighty rlxaioritif,
W.th nouti-1* of aawiai: and flanlng and hmmr-
Tfc* painter*, forsaking their eaaei* and pallet*.
Came to look on, or aa:M in the labor;
Th* joiner* were there w.th their chiael* and mat-
Tradf" of all graJe*. txtry man mill hn uaigh
Tbs carpenter*, roopfn,
An J vtout irou-lioopvr*,
Ervelitqs ft prma for \ht Oil an to be done :a,
A tab l':< euoiißS to put tou alter ton m.
And ißttr for nveia of liquid to ruo in.
Marvii tin- mom a tkftwork was lWun la—
If tAftl could be w\>rk ihev -AW uolbius but fun is;
Twaft flawbed lu April, and lOun before Mar
t'.ierytbinn u prepared for the curd and the
Toea the be!! were set ringing—
The milking began;
Ail over the land vent the oairy.maids tinging;
Boy and man.
Cart, pail, and can.
Aar'i praaani (tiro, each la their pretty dreaa,
rt*om highway and by-way all round, came bring
Horning an J evening, the milk to the press.
Then it took seven wow heads together to gueas
Jul how much rennet, no more sod no less.
Should be added, to crudle and thicken tne mess.
So, hartnq been properly warmed and stirred.
The cheese waa set: sad, now. st s word.
Ten strong aaeu teil to rusting the cnrxl.
Some wbey was reheated;
The culling repeated;
Each part of the process most carefullytreated.
For fear they might And, when the whole was
Their plan had by some mischance been defeated.
V,w tti* wrarrn come bringing the web they were
A doth for the curd, of the atoulast of lloau.
The ten men attack it.
Ana tumble and pack it
WiUim the vaa* \at tn iu Jrtppiag *ray jacket;
And the praaa i aet (vis# with clatter and racket.
The icreat screw ileecelxla, ae the lone levers play.
And the cunt, like aorne crashed Irving creature,
It sighs In its troubles—
The pressure redoubles!
It mutters and sputters.
And biases and bubbles.
While down the deep gutters.
From every pore spirted, rash torrents of whey.
The cheese was pressed, and turned, and cured;
And so was made, as I am assured.
The rich-ordered, great-girdled Emperor,
Of all cheese that ever were.
Iben, everything ready, whst should they have
In farting Hie Majesty on his travels,
But a great prfcession op and down
Through the streets o! the quaint oid town ?
So they made
A grand parade,
With marching train-band, guild, and trade:
The bargomaster in robes arrayed,
(tolr chain, and mace, and gay cockade,
Ores! keys carried, and Sags displayed.
Pompous marenal and sprue* young aide.
Carriage and foot and cavalcade ;
While big drama thundered and trumpets brayed.
And all the bands of tbe canton played ;
The fountain spouted lemonade,
Children drank of tbe bright cascade;
Spectators if every rank and grade.
The young and merry, the grave and Maid,
Alike with cheer* the show surveyed.
From street and wind >w and balustrade—
Ladles in jewels and brocade.
Cray old grandam. and peasant maid
With cap. abort skirt, and dangltug brai J ;
And youngsters shouted, and horses neighed.
And all the rare in concert bayed ;
Twea thus with pomp and masquerade,
Co a broad triumphal chariot laid.
Beneath a canopy's moving shade.
By eight cream-colored steeds conveyed.
To tbe ringlDg of hells and cannonade.
King Cheese bis royal progress made.
So to the Paris Exposition,
His Majesiy went on bis furious mission.
At tbe great French Fair 1
Everything under the sun is I here.
Whatever is made by the hand of man:
Milks from China and Hlndoatau,
Grotesque bronzes from Japan ;
Products of Iceland, Ireland, Scotland,
Lapland, Finland, I know not what land-
North land, south land, cold land, hot land—
veay fabric and invention.
From every country yon can mention:
F'.em Algeria and Sardinia;
Vrorn Ohio aud Virginia ;
Egypt, Slam, Palestine;
Lands of tbe palm-tree, lands of the pine ;
Lands of tobacco, cotton, and rice.
Of iron, of Ivory, and of spioe.
Of gold and sliver and diamond—
From the fsrtheet land, and the land beyond.
And everybody is there to see:
From Mexico and Mozambique;
Spaniard, Yankee, Heathen Chinee;
Modern Human and modern Greek;
Frenchman and Prussian,
Tnrk and Russian,
Foes that have been, or foea to be;
Through miles on miles
Of spacious aisles.
Mid the wealth of the world In gorgeous plies,
Loiter and flutter tbe endless flies!
Encircled all day by a wondering throng.
That gathers early and lingers long.
Behold where glows. In his gulden rind,
The marvel the burghers of Nolle designed !
There chatters the cheery bourgtoinie;
And children are lifted high to see;
And •• Win it go up In the sky to-night T"
Asks little ms'm'seUe, In tbe arms of her
Rise over the house# and give ua light ?
Is this where it sets when it goes out of sight T"
For 6he takes King Cheese for his elder brother 1
Bat now it li night, Dd the crowd* hire departed
The vast dim hull* are atili and deserted ;
Only the gbost-like watchmen go.
Through shimmer and shadow, to and fro ;
While the moon in the sky,
With its half-shut eye.
Peera smilingly in at hia rival below.
At this mysterious hour, what it it
That cornea to pay the Fair a vtsit T
The gatea are well barred.
With a faithful guard
Without and wt'hin; and yet tin clear
Somebody—or something—is entering here
There is a Paris underground,
Where dwells another nation;
Where neither lawyer nor priest is found,
Nor money nor taxation;
And scarce a glimmer, and scarce a sound
Beaches those solitudes profound,
Wnt alienee and darkness cloae it round—
A horrible habitation!
Ita streets are the sewers, where rats abound ;
Where swarms, unstifled, unstarved, undrowned,
Their ravenous population.
Undergonnd Paris has heard of the Fair
And up from the river, from alley and square,
To the wonderful palace the rats repair;
And one old forager, gri riled and spare—
The wisest to plan and the boldest to dare.
To smell out a prize or to find out a snare-
In some dark corner, beneath some stair
(I never learned how, and I never knew where),
Has guawed his way into the grand affair ;
First one rat. and then a pair.
And now a doaen or more are these.
They caper and scamper, and blink and stare,
While the drowsy watchman nods in his chair.
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor,
lint MU* • hnsgry rwl will curw
Fbr the hervihwt Iscqwsrsdor tnlwi-l *re
JeawU mill pervious, or *tiifl* rn.wt rare; -
TSeveh • msrvrlons smell of cheese In the sir !
Tiiry ,11 raske % nub for the deilcwte (re ,
Win the shrewd old fellow wuuli out, " 11.-w,re :
T s prise Indeed, but 1 wsy forbear !
for est. ma; cslch us snd men rosy wsre.
And s well -set I rspts s rath de\lr ;
but If we are w.ae, snd would hsve car shsrs
With perfect .sfel, to tilde sud lislr,
Now llaten. sud ws will our ptsas prepare "
The wstchmsu rouses, the rsts sre gone;)
(Hi s thousand windows glesma tiie dswu ;
And now oee* more
Thivtigh eery door,
Wllh hustle snd bustle, Ihr great crowds jour ;
And nobody hears s soft Utile sound.
As of mswiug.or gnawing, somewhere uudergrvuiid.
At length, lbs Judge*, going their round.
Awarding the prises, enter the ball.
Where, amid cheeses tug and small.
Ke|vsos the sovereign of theui all.
They put their tape rvnnd it, and lap It and bore It,
And low lug I store it.
As if to adore it,
like worship,re of the sun, the; stand -
Slice Ui hand,
lleaaed and blaud.
While their tassume gk>w end their heeits rxpaud.
They smell and they taste ;
And, the nud re|Us.ed.
The foresnoat, lips, say*: " Mes
Of all fine chress at mark< t or fair—
Holland or Kochefort, Stlllon or t'heshife,
There ne\er ass chSOSr.
I am free to declare.
That a! all could compare
With Una great lll u\ ere I"
in abort, ao exceedingly well it pleases.
They award it a prise over ail the cheeses.
That prise lathe pride of the whole SWIM usfiou ;
And the town of Xulle, in Its exultation.
Without a dissenting some, decrees
To tht )yMT of Psria a gift of Ihe cheese.
Paris, in grateful reomstutlon
(Jf this munificence, sends a comnilwnon
Pour stately othciale, or high positron—
To take King Cheese from the Inhibition,
And, In bah all of the joor, to thank.
With speeches and toasls, the Swiss for their
The speeohea they made, the toasts they drank ;
bight Normandy horses, strung sud swift.
At the entrance wait
for the golden freight;
And all the porters are there to lift.
Prepared for a long and a at rung embrace.
In moving Mw (irestrice a Utile space.
They attain at the signal, each man ID his place :
•• Heave, ho!—when :o : as light as a feather,
Down tumtJes, down crumbles, the King of the
With seven men. all in a heap together :
Vp scramble Ihe porters, with laughter and
While sudden, mighty amasement seises
The high officials, until the; find
A euriou* bore
In the piattorm floor.
And another to match at the nether rind—
Just one big rat-hole, and no more ;
By which, as it seemed, had ventured tn
Cue rat at flrst, anJ a hundred had followed,
And feasted, and left—to the vast chagrin
Of the worthy burghers of Xulls—as thiu
And shabby a shell as ever was hollowed;
Now nothing but just
A cruahed-m crust,
A cart-load of scraps and a pungent dust!
So the newspapers say ; but though the; call
King Cheese a hoax, he was hard!; that.
And the poor he fed, as you see, after all;
For who is so poor as a Pan* rat 7
T. Trvtcbrtdp, >H Sf. All- A. tis.
THE EVE OF ST. JOHN.
It was a warm Jane day. The sun
was already half-way down" his western
slope, moving lazily, as if weary with
the long march of the summer solstice.
A gauzy haze veiled without obscuring
his brightness, and lent a dreamy charm
to the scene below. Soft rolling hills;
a stream winding between green willowy
shares; seen far away, a broad bine riv
er, and the spires and roofs of a town;
these were the outlines of the landscape.
In the cool piazza of the old white farm
house, her home for half a century,stood
my grandmother, a smile on her placid
face, and her mild eyes drinking in the '
serene beauty of the scene. Alice and I
came flying down the hall staircase and
stood beside her.
"Good-by, grandmamma," cried my
sister. "We are going to leave yon for
a little while."
"Must you go to-day, my deais? The
horses are away, and it is a long walk
to S . Why not wait till to-mor
"You forget," I said, "that Frank
comes to-morrow; and we shall be so
bnsy with packing, and all the last
things. And it is only two miles to
town, after all"
"I suppose yon must go, dear; but it
is a long walk for Alice in this hot sun,"
gran'imam ma ad del, glancing from my
gray walking dress to my sister's clondy
muslin and slippers.
"Oh, I am not going, grandma; I
shall only walk with Charlotte down to
the thorn-trees to take that sketch I
have promised yon so long. We shall
both be back early to spend a long eve
ning with you. This is my birthnight,
you know—just think! I am nineteen
—and I want you to make a festival of
"Bo nre we will. And good-by.now,
my children, for yon have no time to
Alice and 1 walked slowly down the
green path which wonnd its way across
the fields to the brook. Following this
for some distance, we came to a rude
wooden bridge by which we gained the
other shore; and soon * sharp bend in
the stream bronght na to the thorn-trees
of which Alice bail sgoken. A miniature
promontory, ooverea with the softest
and moet velvety turf, was washed on
two sides by the waters of the brook,
while the third was guarded by a semi
circular line of gnarled and twisted
thorn-trees. A belt of similar' trees
npon tbe oppoeite shore rendered the
seclusion of the place perfect. It was a
spot which Titania might have chosen
for her court, so still, so secret, and so
green. Through a partial opening in
the trees was visible a lovelv bit of
scenery, a sketch of which Alice, who
draws with rare skill and fidelity, pro
posed te take in my absence. Seated
here on the warm grass, the stream mur
muring at her feet aud the leaves flatter
ing over her, I left her to her pleasant
task; and regaining in a few moments
more the frequented path, took my way
by the long yellow high-road to the dis
Alioe and I liad been spending aome
months with onr grandmother, and were
to leave in a few dava for our home in
Philadelphia. Onr own mother wiw
dead; and the warm-hearted, though
rather gay and fashionable step-mother
who had taken her place, did not come
so near to onr hearts as did the gentle
old lady at the farm. A part of every
J 'ear we spent with the latter, always
eaving her with regret. I should men
tion that my step-mother had a son, the
frnit of a former marriage, who had
been absent several years in India, and j
at thin time bad just returned. As we
had no brother of our own, Frank Bald
win, who was a few years older than I,
had filled nearly a brother's place to
Alioe and myself. He was now to be
our esoort home, as onr father was pre
vented by some bnsiness from ooming
for ua himself.
This afternoon I had to make some
trifling purchases at the shops, and pay
a few parting visits of friendship or
ceremony. We bad many pleasant friends
in 8 , and the farewell calls consum
ed so much time that nine o'clock was
ringing from all the steeples before I
was able to leave the town and turn my
steps toward home. But the way, though
lonely, was safe; and I enjoyed the quiet
walk in the evening air. It must have
been nearly ten o'clock when I reached
the gate which communicated with the
foot-path across the fields. Of course I
had no idea of meeting Alice at that
hour; for though she had promised to
wait for me, it was in the expectation
that my retnrn would be much earlier,
j Yet when I came to the tnrn of the path
leading to the thorn-treets my steps half
i involuntary took that direction.
Walking on slowly, I had reached the
brook, and was rounding the point
] where, hours before, I had left my sis
ter, when I was startled by perceiving
I what seemed in the uncertain starlight
THE CENTRE REPORTER
to lw> her figure reelUitug im the grass
uuder the thorn-trees. Involuntarily 1
paused, half in ihmlit, half in fear. At
that instant there eame from far away in
tlie south the tlrst low breath of the
uiglit wubl sighing across Ihe fields and
sttrriug the still' loaves of the old thorns
with a sound as tif inuumersble airr
footsteps. With stblileu thrill, as if I
hal been conscious of some invisible
presence, 1 called her name, but in s
low, frightened voice. There was uo
auswer; ami spriugtug forward, 1 kuelt
beanie the figure of my sister, lying fat
asleep upon the gnt*. Her flushed
cheek rested ou her rouml wliite arm,
ami a smile like that of ilreamiug infan
cy parted her beantiful lips. Lifting
her loug hair, on which the night dew
glistened, 1 took her htuul, exclaiming:
"Alice 1 Alice Vane! what are yon
thinkiug of, asleep in this damp night
Slowly she opened her large eyes and
gazed around with a bewildered expres
" Dear Alice, do ronae youraelf," J
cried, "It is past ten o'clock, and
grandma will be crazy."
She obeyed the movement of my hand,
sat up, aud allowed me to wrap my
shawl about her. I gathered up her
scattered drawing materials, ami again
bogged her to rouse herself and go
" Yra, we will go," ahe aaiil; " but I
have been dreaming so long, I can
scarcely find the boundary hue between
my dreams and reality."
*" What were vou dreaming off"
" Oh, so many things ! I must have
becu ileepiug A K>UK time, (or the last
1 cam remember the suu was settiug, and
I thought you would Boon be here. I
was awake then, lam sure of it. All at
once there came from far up the gleu a
faint sweet strain of music. Then I ills
tinguished voices singiug, and present
ly I was surrounded by a crowd of peo
ple thronging all about me. Their gar
ments brushed me, and their fingers
touched my hair, but they never seemed
to see me. Suddenly "they vanished,
one beautiful lady alone remaining. She
stood just there, l*lnud that long
branch. She was all iu greeu, and I
could scarcely distinguish h r from the
trees. She spoke to me with a charm
ing smile, and then lifting her white
hand, waved it slowly through the air.
I looked, and papa stood beside me. 1
could not move or speak, but his dear
eyes looked into mine for a moment;
then the figure slowly faded. As I
gazed, other figures came by, brighten
ing and fading before my eyes. 1 saw
yourself and Frank, mamma just as she
iised J look, and many more, all famil
iar faces, all persons who have hail some
part or influence in my life. Last of all
came one I did not know. I turned to
ask the lady who he was. She made mo
answer, but smiled and held up a ring.
I thought I knew him for my future
husband, and turned to luok at Ivim
again. As I did so, I thought he bent
over and kissed me on the lips; then
slowly faded as the others had dope.
The uext I remember, you were ending
me. Now don't laugh, Charlotte," she
added, catching the expression of my
" Indeed, love, I shouldn't think oi
such a thing. I sm too deeply impressed
by your donbtless prophetic vision.
*" Now, Lottie!"
"Well, dear, whv not? Remember
this is the eve of St. John, and yonr
birthnight. Every one knows that chil
dren born on midsummer-eve are the
especial favorites of the fairy folk, and
subject to their influence on that night.
It if plain enough that the lady in greeu
was your fairy godmother, aud your
vision must be prophetic,"
Alice laughed, bnt in a shy, absent
way, and her pretty blush was visible
even in the starlight. In answer to my
railleries, she admitted that before fall
ing asleep site had Leei. ludulguig in
fancies abont fays and the like, natural
ly suggested by the place and tin#'*; but
as for the young man, she stoutly de
clared she had never seen, or imagined,
or previously even dreamed of, any one
in the least resembling him.
Alice was up early next morning, not
a whit the worse for her greenwood nap,
and very busy with her drawing. I
supposed she was finishing the tiiorn
trse sketch; but happening to look over
her shoulder when she had been at work
for an hoar, I saw it was a isirtrait on
which she was engaged. It was the
likeness of a young man, apparently
twenty-eight or'thirty years of age.
"Who is it, Alice dear ?"
Alice laughed, but blnshed a little.
"It is the face I saw in my dream last
night," said she.
"Is it possible?"
"It is the best likeness I have ever
made. That is, in every feature, the
face that was bending toward me when
your voice broke the spell of my
"Well, my love, yon have wonderfully
vivid dreams. We must take care that
yon do not sleep under the starlight too
Frank Baldwin arrived that afternoon,
and we hastened onr preparations for
departnre. He kindly offenql to assist
us, and stood ronnd, man fashion, in the
way, putting things in the wrong trunks,
and making confusion generally. We
were limited in trunk room, and Alice
declared it qnite impossible to got in her
voluminous sketching-books. They were
accordingly laid aside to lie left till they
could be "sent for, or until we should
make our regular visit next year, j
Frank, roaming restlessly about, tired
of onr inattention, spied the hooks, and
began to look them over. He was silent
for some time; bnt at length he looked
round with an exclamation o surprise,
" Edward Granger's portrait! Alice,
where did you ever see Ned Granger ?"
" I never saw him to my knowledge.
Pray who is he f"
" He is the friend of whoso adventures ;
with me in India I have freqm ntly writ
ten home. Is this your drawing y". |
" Is it meant for any one ?"
" It is a fancy merely."
" Well, it's a most surprising acci
dental resemblance, considering yon
never saw Ned ; and of course you never
oould, as he is at this moment on his
way home from India, where he has
lived for ten years since you were a
child in the nursery. I see
that the Mogul, in which E Iward sailed,
lias been spoken only s week nut. S<>
we may expect to see him very soon."
We had been at home a week, when
one day, on returning from u drive, we
earned that Frank's fnend Granger hie I
arrived. A £,ood deal fatigued with
traveling bv sea and laud, he waa still in
j his room, bnt wonld join us at dinner.
There were to be other guests, and Alice
and I went up to dress. Ido not know
that we "primped" more than usual
that day ; but I remember feeling ijuite
satisfied with my fresh summer toilet;
I and Alice looked supremely lovely in the
Cle green organdy, which would have
en fatal to a complexion
fair. " Yon look like the queen of the
fairies," I said, and I wondered why she
should blush so at the sisterly flattery.
The blush had not quite faded when
we entered the drawing-room, and Frank
brought forward his friend. Mr. Grau
ger was presented first to me, which
gave me an opportunity to quietly ob
serve him while he paid his compli
ments to my sißter. I saw his eye light
with a flash of admiration for her singu
lar beauty ; but this expression was suc
ceeded by one of perplexity, which did
not pass away for some time.
CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO., PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1878.
A* 1 studied the face t! the stranger,
i I tras instnutiv rtmuuiln! of Alio*'"
drawing of what 1 called her " dream
lover," and I uo longer wondered at
Frank's surprise on seeing it. It wtut
'an astonishing resemblance. You could
have Hworn it was tl* same fane. Not i
unlv watt every feature the same, eveu tax
the'cut of thA Ivearvl and the parting of
tho hair, but the expression of the whtde
was identical : the name soul seemed
itHikiug through the eyas. Whether
AlnV uolitHvl tins or uot, I oould nut
tell. She wan talkiug IU a gwy and ani
mattxl manner, and there was a aoft light I
iu her eve and a fiuali of pleaaoro u her
lovely ciieek which made her eveu more
than usually charming.
1 have no occasion to prolong thia
story by making mysteries; so I may
aa well say that the case of Mr. Granger
and my sister was one of love at first
sight Their two souls jueitod into one
at their flrst meeting, aud the affection
which tlieu sprang into life seemed to
gmw itvur)' duT. Tlitfv uo M^riomi
uitrtaeles to fret the current of their
lovee; therefore ita ffimrae rat smooth.
Mv father's otilv objections rested on
the fact that Alice was still so young
aud their acquaintance ao brief. Against
the match itself he hud no tiling to urge,
aa the young m-ui's family,character aud
fortune were all he could iuk. t 1 the
young people had it all their own wavj
and tin ever-beautiful drama, ao tdo, ,
vet etrruallv so new. went on once more.
It was a iuo morning in June, nearly
ti year from the period when thia vera
cious history commences. • lu the clicer
fill hreuktast-riHim of my sister, Mrs,
Edward Granger, still lingered a party
of three, the young iniatress of the
house, her husband and myself. I bad
arrived the previous evening, an.l hav
ing IKVU stqiaruted from Alice during
the six weeks which ha-l elu|>aed since
her marriage, we had, of course, many
things to talk over. So, though the
morning was wearuig away, we still sat
there, Mr. ti ranger considerately leav
ing ua to ourselves while he reail his
paper by the window. I had forgotten
his preeeAce, till a sudden exclamation
from him drew my attention to his part
of the room.
1 had come to Alice's from grand
mamma's, where I hod been making a
visit, and bail brought with me omoug
my luggage the portfolios of sketches
and drawings which she hail left liehind
last vear. They were lying on the ta
ble, and Edward, having finished hi*
paper, and getting no atteutiou from us,
amused himself by examining them.
When we turned round, lie was holding
in his hand the spirited sketch of his
own features which I so well remem
"Why, Alice," lie said, "where did
you get this ?"
"1 made it, of oouree."
'•But I never sat to you."
"No; I drew from memory."
"How oauie it among those things
that Charlotte brought from your grand
"1 left it there lust summer.
"What a little story-teller! At that
time you ha*l never seen me."
"So, nor any picture of you; yet I
had ilruwn you, a* you see."
"Will you please explain," said mv
brother-in-law, throwing himself back
iu whimsical perplexity.
Alice laughed. "Yon will not believe
me if I tell you," she said, aentilig her
self upon hi* knee.
"Well, love, tell me for all that."
Alice began the story gaily, but, as it
pnweeded, her sportive tone became
serious, and her large violet eyes deep
eue*l with an expression o4 earnestness
aud wonder. When she ceased, it was
with a cheek somewhat rtnh>-d, ami a
sensitive quiver of the lips which she
could not quite control Hvr bus baud
had listened at first with smiling inter
est ; but tliis soon gave way to an omin
ous look of exaggerated gravity; aod
when the story was flushed, he bnrst
into a js-al of uncoutrollsbl* laughter.
He laughed until Uie tears came ill to his
eyes; aud when we thought he hnd done
he snddeuly started off again, and
laughed till he wa* tired. Alice and I
joined in the mirth, but my sister not
"My dear little girl," cried Edward,
as soon as he could speak, "do you hope
to jtoruuado me that you really dreamed
all that about tlie green i"
"But it is true, Edward."
Eilward went off again.
"And von dare aver that you were
asleep, iam confident yon peeped."
"Yon impertinent boy! Bnialladvun
tago in peeping, when von were not
"Do yon presume to say yon did uot
know I was thete."
"What do vou mean, El wan! f"
"I mean that my reoo'leotion of that
kiss is a* vivid as your own, only I do
uot pretend to have been asleep."
" My dear Edward, at that time yoti
were on the Atlantic, a week's sail and
more from home. It was ten days after
the eve of Ht. John that you reached our
house", and you had only arrived the day
" My dear ohild, who told von that I
hud jnst arrived from India ?'
" No one, perhaps; but we supposed
eo, of course."
" Nevertheless, on that night of the
23d of June I wu* near enough to get my
first kiss from your lips. It wa* a mercy
Lottie did notoatoh me. thoiigh. I had
just time to gain the shelter of the thorn
tree* liefore she came round the point."
" Now, Edward," cried I, iu amaze
ment. " explaiu your part in this mys
"There is little mystery aliont rnv
part. It is true that when Frauk Bald
win left Calcutta I was intending to come
home in the sailing vessel Mogul, which
belongs to tmr Arm. Bat us I found it
wanld bo necessary for me to go to
Franco ativ way, I took tlo steamer route
by the Isthmus of Hurt, and wgs in Mar
seilles liefore the Mogul had passed the
Cape of Good Hope. 1 staid in France
several weeks, emsaed over to England,
aud took the steamer from Liverpool to
arrived on the 20th of June. It
happens that one of our clerks in Cal
cutta, a faitiifnl, excellent fellow, lias a
mother and sister# living on a farm not
far from 8 , and 1 was the liearer of
letters and gifts from him to them. I
might have scut the things by express,
of course, but I thought the women
might like to see and talk With some one
who had come from Fred; so, having
plctity of tune at my disposal, I conclud
ed to visit them myself. Ton see, no
one in New York knew of ray arrival, or
exported me for a but night. I made a
detour and reached B—- on the after
noon of the 23d. I spent several hours
with Fred's familv, telling them every
thing 1 could think of aliont him, and
praising him to their hearts' content —
the good fellow deserves it all. It was
unite late when I started to walk bark to
the town. The evening was so fine that
l I felt in no hnrry to reach my hotel, and
! strolled along quite regardless of the
way. Perceiving a foot-path which
seemed to lead through some ploasnnt
fields to a brook, I left the main rood to
explore it. Where I went lam sure I
cannot tell: perhaps yon, who kuow the
localities, oun form a guess. 1 know
that I passed through a deep, lonely
glen from which the brook issued, and,
following the windings of the stream,
had just succeeded in making my way
through a dense thicket of old thorn
trees, when I was startled by the sight of
a female figure lying on the grass. I
drew near and found a young girl not
dead, but sleeping sweetly. What
brought her there at Bti"h a time wan a
myts*ry. The ilelieate texture of her
droit* and the gleam of a heavy gold
bracelet on one of her rottuit artna ahow
ed that who wan not probably under the
ueeeaaity of ehoomng aueh a l>ed-oham
Iter. If I had remembered what night
of the year it waa- -the ehueen hour of
the neople in green 1 ahould probably
not have attributed to Iter a mortal char
acter at all, but ahould have auppoaed
that ahe had merely arrived too noou at
the reudexvotia, and waa waiting for her
aiatera to begin the greeuwoud revel.
Whether under aueh u aupiMmitiou 1
ahould have ventured to take the liberty
I did I dare uot aay; but, aa it was, 1
think my guilt had noiueexteuuatiugcir
cumatancea. The dewy red li|a through
which the sweet hreaui came ao softly !
why, it was uot iu human nature t > resist
the temptatiou I Mushing to the soul
for the depravity of my race, 1 admit my
" Your oontritiou ia somewhat tardy,
air," replied the blushing Alice, trying
hard to frown, "Pray, how loug were
you there ?"
" It oould not have l>ceu mure than five
mihutea at most. 1 was revolving
the ohaiuva ol getting another kiss with
out waking you, when 1 heard haitstepa,
and had just time to gain the cover of
the trees liefore Charlotte appeartsL I
hurrie l away across the fields, and
reached my hotel about midnight. Next
day I started for St. Louis, whence I had
just returned when I reached your
•• Aud did you then recognize Alice?"
" No. I remember that at first
sight her face seemed slightly familiar,
but the impression passed away. Until
to-day I never lor an instant aiaiociaLed
tier with the heroine of mv almost for
gotten adventure. In that micertaiu
mingling of twilight and starlight, fea
ture* were not accurately distinguish#
ble. The only wouder is how she man
aged, undetected, to get so good a view
" Now, Edward," cried Alice, in a
tone of real distress, '* yon surely do not
He stopped the reproach with a kiss.
" So, darling; of course 1 Jo not believe
anything of the luud. But Charlotte,'
he added, "what a strange thing it i*,
this blending of the cveuU actually ja**-
uig arouud us with the fantastic images
of our dreams! What faculty of the
miud is it which remaius awake to take
cognixar.ee of thuiga outside the dosed
" The prophetic faculty, it would seem
iu this instance," I answered, with a*
much gravity as 1 could assume. " But
perhaps that is peculiar to tin' dreams
Edward laughed. "It is an odd
thing, anyway," said he.
I think it oild myself, but it is true. —
The Scourge In the Wr*l,
One of the most interesting chapters
in the report of the commission on tin
locust, appointed by Oongre**, is that
which treats of the permanent I .reeling
gronnds of the Icutl. The area in
which the locust breeds each year, in
greater or less iiurnl>er*, the commission
says, is approximately 300,000 square
square miles in extent. It is not to be
inferred that the locust breeds esmtinu
wusly over the whole of this area each
vear. for it is to be understood tliat the
locust within iu native jwrman.-ut habi
tat is essentially migratory in it* habit*.
For a aerie* of years it may dejvsiit it*
egg* in a given river valley, tn some
park, or in some favorable are# iu some
of Uie plains lying about the mountains
vet it may desert tU customary breed
ing-grounds for adjoining region*. or
cross a low > range of mountain* aud
breed in a more distant valley. Even ,
ill this are* the true hatching grounds
are for the mo*t part conflmal to tlie
river bottoms or sunny slopes of np
lauds, or to the snbalpiue grassy areas
among the mountains, ratii-r than *•
tinnoualv over the more elevate*!, dry,
bleak plain*. The area in which the
locust breed* lies mainly twtwivm longi
tude 102 degrees, and 114 degree* Mist
of Greenwich, and latitude fifty-three
degrees ami forty degrees north.
Prom this geueral breeding-ground
the locust is distribute*! in all direc
tion*. The eaateru limit of it* range is
marked by the commission bv the fol
lowing line:—" Prom the southern eud
of Lake Winnipeg, byway of Lake of
the Woo.!*, to Tierce oonntr, Wiscon
sin; thence directly south to I'oweshick
county, Iowa; then eolith west to Worth
county, Missouri; then *>>utb through
Montgomery county, Arkansas, to Hons
ton, Texas, curving awkward from this
point to Live Oak county. Texas." In
Slanitoba the eastern and also the north
eru limit corresponds very cloaelj with
the timber line. The extreme western
limit of the distribution of these locusts
is the eastern flank of the Oscado Range
in Oregon and Washington Territory
and the Hierra Nevada mountains,
: though in many parts of the country
they do not reach a point so far west.
As to the southern limit, the commis
sion lacked data for determining tins
' line satisfactorily. All that its meui
l>er* are able to say in reference to it is
that the locust* have lwen known to
cross the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass, and
to penetrate a mile and a half into
Mexico; that they have been observed
i iu Western Texn* .is far as the settle
ments have extended; that they have
penetrated New Mexico on the north
east as far as Las Vegas and Fort I niou,
and have passed down in the mountain
region from Colorado to Taos, and possi
bly further south.
Number ScTen In the Bible.
On the seventh day God ended His
On the seventh day Noah'a ark touched
In seven days a dove was sent.
Abraham pleaded seveu times for
Sodom. . ,
Jacob mourned seven days for .jo
ilacoh served seveu year# f<* Rschael.
And yet another seven years more.
Jacob was pursued a seven days jonr
noy by Laban.
A plenty of seven years and a famine
of seven years were foretold in Pharaoh #
dnain by seven fat and seven lean
beasts, and seven ears of full and seven
ears of blasted corn.
On the seventh day of the seventh
month the children of Israel fasted seven
davs in their touts.
Every seven days the land rested.
Every seventh year the law was read
to the people. _ , .
In the destruction of Jericho, seven
persons bore seven trumpets seven days;
on the seventh day they marched around
M>TOU time A, ADil At tll6 MQ 01 til© B©V
entli round the walls fell.
HOIOIUOD wtu* BIIVCD TOFTRS building tli©
temple, aud fasted seven days at ita ded
In the tabernacle were seven lamps.
The golden candlestick had seven
Nunman washed seveu times in the
Job'H friends nat with nun seven days
and seven nights, and offered seven bul
locks and seven rams as an atonement.
In the Revelations we read of seven
churches, seven candlesticks,seven stars,
seven trumpets, seven plagues, seven
thunders, seven vials, seven angels and
a seven-headed monster.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
fuvrt on OMMAMT CAKK.—Currant*
or citron for oake ahould uot lie "rolled
iu Hour," but dredged or well apriukled
with sifted flour, haviug first made the
fruit us dry aa poaaible; that is, after
washing and draining the currants, dry
them ou the stirve and while warm and
dry dredge them with sifted ftour just
before adding them to the cake, and
the fruit should be the last thing added.
As IMPitoVKMFNT IN HHKAD MAIINO.
Persona who are ao unfortunate aa to
tie poorlv provided with tin awl agents of
mastication, good teeth, will be glad to
know that there ia a method of baking
bread which obviates the necessity of a
hard crush The crust commonly at
tached to the loaf ia uot only truubla-
Mome to such persons, but ia often the
cause of much waste. The way to be
rid of it ia as follows: Whcu the loaves
are molded, and before they are set
down to "rise," take a small quantity of
clean lard, warm it, and rub lightly
over the loavea. The result will be a
crust Ixeautifully aoft aud teuder
FRENCH TOAST.— This is a very nice
break lust dish. Take a couule of eggs,
beat them, and pour with them a little
milk, season with pepper an 1 salt Cut
your bread aa if for toast, pour the egg
over it, aud (Hit it in a pan of hot but
ter and frv brown.
CuiOKEK Hour.—Cut up an oll
chifkru uu.l break tho bouea. Put it
in a gallon of cold water, simmer several
hours, skimming it well. A half hour
before taking up add to the aoup uearly
n cup f rice anil a sprig of parsley.
Strain when done through a sieve.
Takeout carefully I tones and parsley.
Hea-ou with aalt and pepjier. Heat
again a moment and serve.
A ITKTASU run Bhkakeast. Take
one-fourth of a pound of frealj cheese,
cut iu thin aiicca, put in a frying-pan
turning a cup of avert un!k over it; add
one fourth teaapoouful dry mustard, a
innch of aalt and pepper and a piece of
butter about the aire ufa butternut;
atir Uie mature all the time, ltoll three
Hmlou c rank era very fine and sprinkle
in gradually, then turn at once into a
warm diah, aend to table immediately.
Keki> Cake.—One cup of butter; two
of white sugar, three egga, half a cup of
seels, and flour enough to mtke a stiff
pase. Roll it very tlnu, with sugar in
stead of tlour ou the board, and cut it in
rounds. Bake it about fifteen minute*.
I.rare lir'i Vtaalais.
The following rule* are given by the
J Jural American :
1. Prepare the ground in fall; plant
i Give the vine plenty of manure,
old and well decomposed; for frcah
manure excite# growth, but doe* not
3. Luxuriant growth does uot always
4. l>ig deep but plant aliallow.
5. Young viuea produce lieautiful
fruit, but old vines produce the richest
6. Prune in autumn to insure growth,
but in the spring to insure fmitfulneas.
7. Plant your vim-a before you put
8. Vtue*. like old soldiers, ebould
have good arms.
9. Prune spurs to one developed bud;
for the nearer the old wood the higher
flavored th- fruit.
10. Those who prune long must soon
11. Viae leave# love the sun, the fruit
12. Every leaf has a bud at the liase,
ami either a bunch of fruit <a a tendril
opposite t> it.
13. A tendril is an abortive frmt
buoch—a bunch of fruit a productive
14. A bunch of grape* without a
healthy leaf opposite is like a ahip at
*ea without a rudder— it can't come to
15. Laterals are like politicians ; if
not checked, they are the worst of
16. t iood grapes are like gold—no one
17. The earliest grape will keep the
loneet, for that which is fully mature.!
is easily preserved. (Not correct, says
the fVsg KrcetrtisT.)
18. Grape-caters oro long liver*.
19. Hybrid# are not always high bred.
'2O. Ho who hay# tin* new and nntried
varieties should rememlxw that the s.ll
- maxim is, Let the buyer look ont for
lllwiMMl Frsll Tree*.
Mr. flopa*. president of the Penn
sylvania Fruit Grower# Association,
boldly aaserta that the diseaaed fruit
trees are, in nine caae# out of ten. the
result# of causes which have their
origin in carelessness or igoonuice.
Deep planting is one error—to plant a
tree rather shallower than ft formerly
stood is really the right war. whilst
many plant a tree as they would a post.
Roots are of two kinds—the young and
tender rootle to, composed entirely of
cells, the feeders of the tree, always
found near the surface getting air and
moisture; and roots of over one year
old, which serve only as supporters to
the tree and as conductors of its food.
Hence the injury that ensues when the
delicate rootlet'are so deeply buried in
earth. Placing freah or green manure
in oontact with the young root* is, he
tells us, another error. The place to
pnt manure is on the surface, where the
elements disintegrate, dissolve aud
carry downwards. Numerous forms of
fungi are generated and reproduced by
the application of snch manures direct
ly to the roots, and they immediately
attack the tteo. It is very well to en
rich the soil at transplanting the tree,
but the manure, if it be is contact
with, or very near, the roots, should
be thoroughly decomposed.— Fruit
T Clean Mnil.
Powder some whiting,and make it into
a moist paste with some sal volatile.
Cover over the gold ornaments and sur
face with a soft brush; let it dry, aud
theu brush it off with a moderately hard
Silverware may be kept bright ami
clean by ousting the articles (wanned)
with a solution of collodion diluted with
Brans ornaments sbonld be first waali
ed'with'a strong lye made of rock-alum,
in the projiortion of one ounce of alnm
to a pint erf water; when dry, nib with
leather and fine tripoli. This will give
to brass the brilliancy of gold.
To clean zinc,use kerosene oil and rot
A News KhymeMer.
A suburban reporter for the Indian
apolis Herald is permitted to write his
news in rhyme. The following is the
result of one day's.work :
The wits of Pofry I-vary h.ads the list of scci
By the breaking of an ankle as she jumped s
A dynamite eiplosion in the rear of a saloon
Knocked Charley Soman' uudergearcompletely
ont of tmie.
Five empty railway ears ran off the bridge laat
But "the gang," by perseverance, swore them
on by morning light.
C. Neff, while diving Saturday, and following
Found it very much disfigured as he humed
on hie clothes
A " prominent feature" of the nine
teenth century (and indeed of every
other century).—The nose.
TERMS: $2.00 a Year, in Advance.
There are 400 college# in thia oountry
with an aggregate of 3,700 profeaaora.
The I'aria Kxpoaitiuu will remain open
until December ft rat and perhapa until
January first, 1879.
Preanleut Jefferson's grave will soon
be inarktwi by a monument, the Oongrea
aioual appropriation for the purpose
haviug been speut by Beeretary Evarts
in the purchase of a neat stone.
The graaahopiM-ra have appeared in
Central America, laxteat advices from
Houduraa state that eropa have eutirely
disappeared in a day, and the sparsely
populated localities are entirely at their
On Augtial 28th. 1859, Col. Drake
"struck oil." In 1861 exporU ut petro
leum reached 27,000 barrels, worth tl,-
000,000. while in 1877 the aggregate
value of petroleum exported waa §62,-
A French physician has recently
given four rules which he recommends
water-drinkers to observe in hot wea
ther: 1. Not to drink cold water imme
diately after exercising. 2. To eat some
thing befora drinking. 3. To drink in
amall mouthful#. 4. Not to drink too
much at once.
The number of lighthouses around the
coast of England and France, the coun
tries which have by far the largest ae 7
vice amuiig European nations, ia respec
tively between 300 and 400, while there
are 1,900 lighthouses around the shore*,
aud iu the rivers of the United States,
447 of whieh are along the Atlantic and
Gulf coast* alone.
At the dinner giveu in Berlin by
the crown prince of Prussia to the
members of the congress the table waa
arranged with great skill. Before each
Plenipotentiary flowers were artistically
placed ao aa to represent the different
national colors of ltia nation. The boa
qaet placed be/ore the Turkish envoy
represented a crescent in white cameliaa
in the midst of scarlet rosea.
The reigning beauty in Loudon just
now is Mr*. Langtry, daughter of a
rural clergyman, married to a rich law
yer. Recently, in the midst of an ad
miring circle, she asked her husband to
introduce to her a certain gentleman.
He did so, and the gentleman smiled
and bowed. Giving him her handker
chief, ahe Raid, " I want von to wij>e the
paint from rnv cheek, a* 1 hear that yon
say at the clubs that I am painted."
A Spanish Senator recently introduced
a bill the effect of which would have
been to suppress bull-fighting within a
term of five year*. It was defeated, as
the minister of public works spoke
against the bill on behalf of the govern
ment, and said that the proposal was ill
considered aod ill-timed, for the bull
fight* which took place immediately after
the marriage of King Alfonso had in
creased the popularity of the pastime
with all claa*<* of Hpaniarda.
The oIJ watch dog "Fidelity*" of the
Fidelitv Safe Depository, Chicago, died
of old "age in that city recently. Hi"
death deserves more than a passing no
tile: On the night of the great fire,
October 9, IH7I. Old Fidelity was at
111* post in the Fidelity Safe I lepoaitory,
and when the hurricane of fire swept
over the city be took refuge in an un
occupied vault in the basement and re
mained there until the morning of the
eleventh of October, when the debris
was cleared away and the faithful old
fellow was rescued. He has ever since
been an object of interest as the only
livingthing that passed through the fire.
The mystery of hydrophobia seem* to
be as far from being cleared up as ever.
A curious and puxxling caao occurred
lately in England. A boy fourteen years
of sge wa* bitten slightly on the hand
while plaviag witli a Scotch terrier.
Three wtiks later he became ill. and
symptom* of hydrophobia showed them
selves and developed until he died in
terrible convulsions. Tlie physician
pronounced it a genuine case, but a girl
who had I teen biUeu by the same dog
appeared to have suffered no harm, and,
more remarkable still, the dog wa* ex
amine.! by a competent veterinary sur
geon aud pronounced perfectly healthy.
It is not generally known to what ex
tent we are indebted to worms for the
rroductivenea* of our garden* and fields,
t lis* been found by s series of experi
ments, carried out by a German natural
ist, that the flhnnels made by worms into
the earth are frequently of much service
to plants whose root* occupy the chan
nels that have thus been made. The
mould of our gardens, and fields too, is
improved to an almost iooonoeiva.de ex
tent by the burrowing* of this humble
insect. Each worm in leas than s week
paKsea through its owu weight in mould,
ami the soil thus produced is fine and
light and extremely helpful to the
growth of plants. When it is remem
bered tliat there are in every sere some
thirty-four thousand worms, and that in
addition to forming every day about
thirty-aeveu p nnds of fine mould, they
open up the subsoil and render it fer
tile, we shall gain some slight concep
tion of our indebtedness to these appar
ently insigniflcaut and generally un
tlioiight-of little worker*.
A serious affray took place under ex
traordinary circumstances at St. Peters
burg recently. A tradesman despatched
s porter after a shoplifting sailor. The
porter, a Tartar, pushed him into a
droshky to get him to the police station,
when upon a happy thought seixed the
sailor, who shrieked out: "Save me,
fellow-believers, from the Tartar !" This
brought a number of Russian# to his
rreeue, aud the porter manages! to effect
tin eaca|>e to his employer's shop. The
mob, baffled and fnrions, then sought
the porter's dwelling plan 1 , where they
l>eat two of liia friends. Then, hearing
that he was concealed in a shop near by,
they repaired thither, and finding a
Tartar and his daughter, threatened to
throw them from the window unless thev
gave up the offender. The man assured
them that the porter wasn't there, and
when thev refused to believe him liegged
that at all events they would throw him
out first Mollified apparently by this,
they did him no harm, but one of his
shopmen, whom some of them had pur
sued, threw himself out of a third story
window, ami his life is despaired of.
Then they did frightful damage to vari
ous Tartar simps, nntil, at leugth, a suf
ficient force of police and gendarmes
was got together, and several arrests
made. Six tartars were taken to the hos
pital. The sailor escaped.
The Chinese use A life preserver,
which, though perfectly safe, is of the
simplest construction; it merely oonßists
of eight bamboos, of about six or seven
feet long; two of these are placed hori
zontally before them, and two behind;
and these are crossed by two on each
side. The whole are properly secured,
leaving a space for the body, so that it
can easily be put on over their heads, and
tied securely in a minute, in case of any
emergency. With these bamboos they
cannot possibly sink.
Editor Coleman * Uaab
A New York paper aayaj It ia not
generally known that William Oolnman,
William Culieu Bryant's predecessor oa
the Evening Pott, waa a principal in a
fatal and mysterious midnight dual,
which created great excitamaut in jour
nalistic and puhliaal ctrelea here, seven
tv-five yeara ago. At the beginning of
the century, party spirit burned at a
white heat, and newspaper controversies
were ormduetod with almost intemperate
seal. Coleman's chief politianl opponent
waa James Cheatham, of tha Aevrrlcoe
('.risen, aud the two were oonstsntly at
war. Although the Ki<ening Post editor
uaed violent language, aa waa the eua
tom of the day, he was oonwaentkmaly
averse to dueling, and bad often so M
tireeaed himself in his editorial columns.
Nevertheless, Chectham, after a hitter
oonteet of w<r<la, challenged Coleman,
who accepted the challenge, as men of
his MITI -dueling principles hava idtan
done before and since. The meeting
did not take place, however, becanse
Judge Brock hoi at Livingston, in bis offl
cial os|iacity, caused the arrest of the
principals. The arrest eras interpreted
unfavorably to Coleman by bis political
enemies, one of whom, Capt- Thompson,
harbor master of this port, declared
publicly that the Pott editor oonld not
Ce driven into a fight; that he was an in
fanions poltroon. Boob language ouuid
not at that tune be brooked; sobnuaaion
to it involved loss of influence and social
caste. Consequently Coleman determin
ed, with tha advice of his friends, to call
Thompson out, and did so, Washington
Morton acting for the journahst, and
Cheethman for the harbor master. No
legal interference oonld be tolerated Una
time, and the affair waa managed with
the greatest secrecy. One summer
morning Dr. McLean, a well-known sur
geon, received an anonymous letter to
the effect that at eleven o'clock of the
same evening lie would find at the foot
of Broadway, on the sooth aide of Bow
ling Green, a horse and gig. He waa
requested to drive with these to a spot
designated, on the road skirting Potter's
Field—the neighborhood of Washington
Square at present—where be would meet i
some friends anxious to see him. Ha
followed the directions faithfully. On
arrival he heard four pistol shots, and
by the moonlight he observed, by look
ing over the fence, one man supporting
another, and two other men at a little
distance. The man supporting another
inquired, " Are yon Dr. McLean ?" Re
ceiving an affirmative reply, the man
aaid, "This gentleman ia sounded. He
needs your aid. Take charge of him,
please] and carry >nm to his friend*."
Then he gently laid the wounded man on
the ground went off with the others.
The doctor reooguizad the gentleman
thus strangely consigned to him ae Capt.
Thompson, with whom he was intimate
ly acquainted. Thompson was severely
hurt, having a bullet bole in hi# aide,
and was (deeding profusely. The doc
tor stanched the wound as well as he
could, and drove the patient to his resi
dent*, nearly two miles away. He left
Thompson at the door, rang the bell and
hurried away. The r embers of the
f ami IT came; were terribly shocked to
find the haaband and father tbev had
seen cheerful and vigorous a few boors
before bleeding and helpless. They
took him to bis chamber, and in lean
and distress, inquired the cause of his
pitiable plight. He refused to say any
thing mora than that be had fought a
duel, and had been honorably treated,
and 1 **gged that no effort should be
made toaiacover or pnniah his adversary
wlxer name he wool J not disclose.
Though he had the best attention and
the eldest surgeons, he died, after lin
gering two or three days, with his secret
uuVevealed. His petition was religiously
resfweted. Nobody tried to molest Cole
man, whose share in the duel necessarily
sooo known; no comment was
made in the prase; the editor of the
Pott returned to his desk, and so the
strange tragedy ended.
Tera-Wee OR Uf Stud.
He ru R curly-headed man from Six-
street, who answered to any name
thev called him, and who was finally
supposed to be some millionaire from
lUwton. here to buy np all the railroads
in the State overlooked by Yanderbilt,
and he was helped out very softly.
" Yon see," he began, as he turned to
the desk, "I am not guilty-1 can t be.
The wicked always get away, while the
good are taken by the collar and walked
down here and fined five dollars. It
was the other chap that opened and
closed the row."
•' As I don't see what I want I shall
ask for it," pleasantly remarked the
court, and he beckoned to Tern-Gee,
the Chinese washerman, to oome for
ward and be sworn—to state upon his
solemn oath if the prisoner sought to
clean out his laundry.
"Alle same he did—he did!" ex
claimed the heathen. "He ooaee in
likee dis, glaba me jnst so alle same
kick over heaps clothes— breakee atoola
—maahee window—whooo—etlike me on
chin—etlike me on eye—nit nm 'gin on
lef eye !**
In his soft, confiding way the prisoner
explained be was only joking—
Onlv Joktrg Whtts the shadows
l)id a little 100 cr grow ;
Just a little. He couldn't have in
tended to damage Tern-Gee—be knew
The officer pnt in his say. He spoke
with downcast eyes and a pair of No. 10
boots on, and it was apparent even to a
blind man that he was tolling only the
"Only having a good time, your
Honor," put in the prisoner as the offi
" Yon have seat No. 1 in the Maria,"
said his Honor—" beat place in the
whole vehicle to observe the quivering
dew-drop doing up its morning toilet
after the French twmt. Bijah will chalk
vour back, so as to lessen the chances of
your getting lost,"— Detroit Fret Pren.
Attachment to Newspapers.
Some one who seems to know about
the relation of a good newspaper to the
family writes as follows:
",The strong attachment of subscrib
ers to well conducted newspapers is
fully confirmed by publishers. ' Stop
my paper,' words of dread to beginners
in business, lose their terror after a.
paper has been established for a term of
years. So long as a paper pursues a
just, honorable and judicious course,
meeting the wants of its customers in
all respects, the ties of friendship be
tween the subscribers and the paper are
as hard to break by an outside third
party as the link which binds old friends
in business or social life. Ooeasional
defects and errors in a newspaper are
overlooked by those who have become
attached to it, through its perusal, for
years. Thev sometimes become dis
satisfied witfi it on aooount of something
which has slipped into its oolumns, and
may stop taking it; but the absence of
the familiar Bheet at their homes and
offioes for a few weeks beoomes an in
supportable privation, and they hasten
to take it again, and possibly apologise
for having it stopped. No friendship
on earth is more constant than that con
tracted by the reader for a journal whioh
makes an honest and earnest effort to
merit its continued support. Hence a
conscientiously conducted paper be
oomes s favorite in the family."
J tan* sT interest
ft is boned Turkey now.
Tha and of man Hli foot.
Mm • man who cannot write bis own
name bM bii mark in Ui* acrid.
What is that whieh **' evefjtbmg
rialbla, bat ia itaalf anseen ? Light.
"Will yon lore ma whan I would V
as the loaf of braad aaid to tha honaa
In wtstar, rags,
In muMT. bogs;
In ■MUMS*, drugs;
In advsntty, shrug*.
A young fellow who waa eoddaniy
jilted by his girl, Mary, observed that
*h® WM Mum*Murr.
Whan ia a mad bull M objectionable
aa an abaant hoaband I—Whan it get
ting on toward one.
What ia tha difference batwwn a bare
figure and an ancient ani' O"* 11 •
nudity, and tba other an old ditty.
Evarr plain girl baa one consolation.
Though not ."pretty young lady, ah.
will, if aba Urae long enough, be a pretty
America, and clapping the bauds was a
" Are the potato-bugs ripe "k
--t*l a would-lx- smart youth. I f'*
to," said hi. father; "at all event, you
can spend the afternoon picking tbem.
Wanted—Delinquent subscribers f©
sttele up- P. H. In answering this nd
vertiarment please state what paper
yon sew it ia.-CS ncinaati Saturday
Angle-worms do not suffer, a natural
ist tliink*, when put on a fish-hook
The twists and squirming and oontor
tiona are made by the book. <Jneer oast
of optical illoawm. you sea.
How many poor, evsu ia Ibis beauti
ful world, witnthe warm sun and freab
air about oa, that alone are SnfiUnant to
maita Q| gl*J, WOUld b® 111®, H W OOHU
oot m*k® tli® bippiiMsii of ®A®r®.
B villi—" I want yon to make m® ®
short cost without tads or seams the
beak. Do you know what I mean?
Tailor—"YS, yet, I know what you
want. Too want a straight-jacket.
. Tying tm bonnet under ksrehia.
fib* tied her Rirtac rimfMs ia.
Bat not stoosta lbs ulkes same
Did she sstok im tovety gearing hslr:
For. tying bar bonnst anter bar cola,
William came running into the bouse
the other day sod eeked eagerly, "Where
does chanty begin r "At home," was
reprisal, " in the words at the proverb."
••Sotby a good deal." repined tho boy
"it begins at tea. (C )"
Paris Waiter—"Allow me to obee. re.
Monsieur, that you are patting the sil
ver articles in your packet," "Well!
are tbev not comprised in the dinner
bill? t thought by the charge it in
cluded everything oo the table!"
It is noticeable that the names of some
of the most celebrated men that ever
lived are mainly perpetuated by articles
in common use. Napoleon lives ia Eng
lish-speaking countries in a kind of boot
christened after him; so does Welling
ton, while Brougham has become em
balmed in s well known carriage. Lord
Derby has transmitted his name and
fame to * fashionable hat. Biglan. the
unjustly abased leader of the British
forces in the Crimea, survives in a coat.
Gladstone is rendered memorable by a
cravat; Byron's immortality is assured
by a turn.over collar; LOTUS XIV. is re
produced in furniture, Louis XV. in a
woman's high keels
A Trail— Water basset.
The Norriatown (IV) Mrrald says:
A curious little animal wee reeently
nagfat in e pood of water a* Mr. Frank
Bawsev'a, in Plymouth township, end
presented to Dr. G a Baker, ofthia
lioroagh, who planed it in hia wturmm.
It ia about two inches long, and leas than
an inch broad, with an crooked lege. lie
color ia dark brown, and large, promi
nent black eyea. The back ia marked aa
though undeveloped winga were hidden
beneath ita bard outer coat It awima
readily, but generally fixes itaelf to a
stone or aoaae otoer object, to which it
clings with ita two hinder pair* of h-gs,
holding ita bead downward and the (<*■
lege n.-- . It has a ating or lanoe like
a mosquito, which ia only throat oat
when attaakaur ita prey.
After baring lean y *oed in the aqua
rian it remained qui** for several days,
during which time it waa not seen to eat
anything. On a recent Friday it made
an attempt upon a little terrapin, modi
larger, however, than itaelf, which it
caught by the head with ita forefeet,
running it# lance into its neck. He eooo
died, and hia destroyer dragged him to a
brick in the center of the aquarium.
Then fixing itaelf an the bnek in its
favorite attitude, it held the terrapin for
twenty-four hours, and seemed to be
eacking its blood. How much longwr b®
would have held him ia nneertain, for
ita prev was then taken away. Wtien it
ia remembered that the weight at the
terrapin waa several times its own, the
strength of the insect may be imagined.
On the following Sunday it sprang
upon a water snake eleven inches long.
The battle was brief and exotting. e
insect pursued the former method of
attack. It made a dive, caught him
sideways near the neck, twisted hia head
around ""l thrust ita lance into his
throat, quickly hun. Then as
before, it sought a reeling plaoe. and
held its prey suspended until compelled
to give it up.
■Ktnr*. time it baa made no farther
I assaults. There are a number of gold
fish, frogs, tadpoles and little fishes in
1 the aquarium, but it takes no notice of
them. The name of the veracious ter
ror of the water haa not been learned
definitely, bat it ia supposed to be a
mantis, a devouring insect which nearly
answers to the description, and which
has a habit of folding ita five legs in an
attitude of prayer.
A Fisherman's Pathetic Story.
Five dank bodies lay on the sands of
Knott End, on the Euglinh ooast, s few
weeks ago, and a child's face and carls
were hidden somewhere under the
wares, when Fisherman John wiped
hia erea and with a husky voice told
what had happened. "We were cross
ing to Sunderland on the Lane," he
—id, " and I had charge of the sails.
All went well for about two miles, and
the boat had not taken a drop of water.
We were just lighting oar pipes when
s mighty sea came, such as I have never
seen in" my life before, and it swamped
the bhsh I got bold of an oar and a
mast to hold myself up. The rest all
seemed to go from the boat except my
sister Harriet, who threw her anna
around my neck. She said, ' Oh.
brother, dont cast me off!' I said, • I
never will' She held on for some little
time, and kissed me, and said her
pravers; bnt in time we became ex
hausted, and then she let go her hold
and sank. I could not recover her, and
I could not atrike out or swim to the
shore while she held me by the neck.
We should be quite twenty minutes on
the mast and about a mile from the shore.
No one came to our rescue. I saw the
others sink ve7 shortly after the boat
had swamped. " My brother and Oowell
were both good swimmers. I saw my
little boy, six years old, floating on his
back, and I think he must have gone
out to sea. After my sister had let go I
An unprecedented oocurrcnoe has sur
prised the people of St John's, N. F.—
the capture of a grampus twenty-five
feet four inches long and fifteen feet in
girth. The grampus is sometimes seen
in amsll herds in the British seas but
rarely outside of the Arctic waters. It
is not ofttn captured, though it ia re
corded that one was taken in the Thames
in 1759, two others being captured in
1772, another in 1793 and another at
Lynn in 1829. It is a voracious and
warlike creature, devouring immense
quantities of ood, herring, halibut and
skate. It attacks porpoises and dol
phins and makes fierce war on seals. It
is said that a small herd of them fre
quently attack a true whale, tearing
huge mouthful* of its' flesh with their
powerful teeth, like so many mastiffs
around a wild boll, and oovenng it with
blood and wounds, till the great giant of
the deep succumbs to its mors agile