Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, May 22, 1879, Image 2
Mother's Work. l>rar|mti<Mit woman o'er your children lion-ling To Innvu a good-night kiss on rosy lip-, Or list the -implo prayers to Ood ascending Kra slumber veil them in its suit eclipse, wonder, do yon dream that soraplis love you, And sometimes smooth the pathway for your feet; That oft tlioir silvery pinion float übove you, When lilu is tangled and its eross-roads meet? Bo wan and tired, the whole long day > busy, To laugh or weep, at times you Imrdly know, So many trifles make the poor brain diray, 8o muay errumU call you to and fro. Small garments stitching, weaving fairy stories, And binding wounds, and Imaring little cures, Tour hours pas-, nnhemlwl all the glories Of that great world beyond the nursery stairs. One sclns-Imate's |>en has written wonts o bonuty, Her poems sing themselves into the heart; Another's brush has magic; yon have duty; No time to s|sire for |>ootry or art. But only time for training little Angers, And teaching youthful spirits to be true; You know not with wliul tumine woman lingers, With art ulons o All her, watching you. And yet, I think you'd rathorkeep thelmhies, Alls-it their heads grow heavy on your arm. Than hare the poet's Ihir, enchanted The artist's visions, rich with diuczling charm Bwect are the troubles of the liappy hours, For even in weariness your soul is blest, Ami rich contentment all your Isiing dowers That yours is not a hushed nnd empty nest. Mtirgarrt K. Sangslrr. TYRAWLEY. A large party is assembled to celebrate the feast of St. Partridge at Ravelstoke Hall, an old country house about two ntiles distant front the northwest corner •f Devon. The various branches of trhig lisli society are very fairly represented by its component parts. There are two peers, three memls-rs of the lower house, some guardsmen, some undergraduate*, a clergyman, and a lieutenant in the navy. But our hero is not a representa tive man: yet he belongs to a class which, railed into existence by the accumulnt<-d wealth of the nineteenth century, is ever en the increase. Frederick Tyrawley lias fought in more than one state of South America, and has wandered for more than two years from isle to isle of the Pacific. A mysterious reputation hovers round him. He is supposed to have don-many things, hut no one is very clear what tfi'-v are; and it is not likely that much informa tion on the point will he obtained front him, for he seldom talks much, and never speaks of himself. His present mission appears to he to kill partridges, play cricket, ami dress himself. Such as he is. however, lie is an object of interest to the feminine portion of the party at Rsrdllckl Hull; lor he i- rieh and handsome, as well as mysterious, and cannot bo more than two-and-tliirty. There are blondes nnd brunett-s, and pretty, brown-haired, brown-eyed girls, who liover between the two orders, and combine the most dangerous character istics of both. who cap wear Ixith blue and pink, anl who look prettier in the one color than they do in theother; hut wlto always command your suffrage in favor of that they are wearing when you look nt them. And there is Constance Baynton, with gray eyes and black hair. And the nicest critic of feminine appearance might be defied to state what sue had worn, hall an hour after; for no one can ever look at anything except her face. Yet Constance is three-and-twenty. and still unmarried. Alas, what cowards ■ten are. The fact is that Constance i* very clever; hut as Mrs. Mellish (the widow) says, 'not clever enough to hide it.' In Mr. Tvrawley she affected to dis believe. She stated as her opinion to her frienils, that she didn't believe he ever had done or ever would do anything worth doing; but that he plumed himself on a cheap reputation, which, as all were ignorant of its foundation, no one could possibly impugn. There i reason to believe that in this instance Miss Constance was not as eon neientious as usual, but that she really entertained a higher opinion of the gen tleman than she chose to confess. He certainly was not afraid of her, and had even dared to contradict her favorite theory of the general worth b-ssnes* of English gentlemen of the nineteenth •entury. The dav lingered on. after the usual fashion of wet days in September in full country-houses. There was a little dancing after dinner: but all retired early in hope* of a finer day on the mor row. Tyrawley had some letters to write. So that it was past two before lie thought of going to bed. He always slept with his window open, and as he threw up the sash, a fierce gust of wind blew out his candles, and blew down the looking glass. ' I'leasant, by .Tore!' he soliloquized. *1 wonder whether it's smashed—un hn-Vy to break a looking-glass—l'm hanged if I know where the matches are; never mind; I can find my way to bed in the dark. What a night!'as a flash •f lightning illuminated the room for a moment, nnd he Is-nt out of the window. 'The wind must be alsiut nor-nor-wnt. Cheerful for anything enming up to Bris tol from the southward. I wonder what • Storm is like on this eoat. I have n great miod to go and see. I shall never be ahie to get that hall door open with out waking theni up! what a nuisance! •Stay, eapital idea! I'll go by the winnow.' Before starting on this expedition, he •hanged the remainder of his evening dress (for he had been writing in his dressing-grown) for a flannel shirt nnd trousers, whilst a short pea-jacket and glazed hat completed his array. His room was on the first fhior, and he had in tended todrop from the window-sill; but the branch of an elm came so near that he found It unnecessary; as. springing to it, he was on the ground, like a eat, in an instant. He soon found his way across the country,' lik- a bird.' to the edge of the cliff. The sea for miles •ceiitcd one sheet of foam. But a flash of lightning discovered a group of figures alx>ut a quarter of a mile distant: and In- distinguished shouts in the Intervals of the storm. lie was soon amongst them, and he found that all eye were turned on a vessel which had struck on a rock with in two hundred yards of the cliff. It was evident that she would go to pieces wider their very eyes. ' Is there no wnv of opening communi cation with her? ho asked of un old coastguard num. ' Wlty, ye nee, sir, we linve sent to Bllford tor Monhy's rockets, hut she must break up before,'hev come. • How far is it to BilfoidP' • Butter than seven niile, your honor. 'lf we eouhl get n rope to thorn, we might save the crew.' •Everyone of them, your honor; but It ain't possible.' • I think a man might swim out.' 'The first wave would dash him to pieces against thocliff.' ' What depth of water la-low?' 'The cliff goes down like a wall, forty fathom, at least.' 'The deeper the Itetter. What dis tinct) to the water?' 'Good fifty feet.' ' Well, I have dived off the main yard of the Chesapeake. Now listen to me. Have you got some light, strong rope? 1 • As much as you like. 1 'Well, take a double coil round my chest, and do you take care to pay it out j fast enough as I draw u)iou it,' " You won't draw much after the first plunge; it will he the same thing as suicide, every hit.' ' Well, we'shall see. There's no time j to lose; lend me a knife.' And in sin Instant lie whipped off his hat, lioots and pea-jacket; then with the | knife lie cut off its sleeves and passed , the rope through them, that it might . chafe him leas. The eyes of the old lwiatman bright- ■. encd. There was evidently a method in his madness. ' You are a very good ■ swimmer, I suppose, sir?' ' 1 have divi-d through the surf at Nllkuhevu a few times.' • I never knew a white man that could do that.' Tyraw ley smiled. 'But whatever you do,' lie said, ' mind and let me have plen ty of rope. Now out of tin- way. my friends, and let me have a clean start.' He walked slowly to the edge of the cliff, looked over to ss- how much the rock shelvt-d outward; then returned, looked to see tlint there was ph-nty of rope for him to carry out, tln-n took a short run, and leaped as if from the spring-board of a jdunging-huth. lie touched the water full ftve-and-twenty feet from the edge of the cliff. Down into its dark depth hi- went, like a plum met, hut soon to rise again. As he reached the surface he saw the er<-st of a mighty wave a few yards in front of him—the wave that he has hi-en told was to dash him lifeless against the cliff. But now his old experience of the I'aeifie stands him in good sti-ad. For two moments in- draws breath, then, ere it renehi-s him he dives below its center. Tin- water dashes against the cliffs, but tin- swimmer rises far beyond it. A faint cheer rises from the shore as they feel him draw U|n the rope. The wavi-s follow in sttei-i-ssion. and he dives again and again, rising like an otter to take breath, making very steadily on ward, though more ls-low tie- water than above it. We must now turn to the ship. The waves have made a clean breach over her Istws. The crew an- crowded upon the stern. They hold on to tin bulwarks and await the end, for no boat can live in such a sen. Suddenly she is hailed from tin- water. "Ship, ahoy!" shouts a loud, clear voice, whi< h makes itself lieanl above the storm. "Throw nu- a rone or a buoy!" The life-huoy was still hanging !n its accustomed place by the mainmast. The captain almost mechanically lakes it down, and witli well-directed aim throws it within a yard or two of the swimmer. In a moment it is under his arms, and in hnif a minute he is on Itoard. "Come on lioaril, sir?" lie says to the i captain, nulling one of his wet curls pro fessionally. The captain ap|M-ari-d to Is regarding him as a visitor from the lower world ; so. turning to the crew, he lifted up the rope lie had brought from , the shore. Tln-n for tin- first time the object of Ids mission flashed ttjx-n tln-ir minds, and a desperate cheer broke forth from all hnnds. instantly re-eeh>ed from the shore. Tln-n a strong cable is at tached to tin' small rope and drawn on i board; tln-n a secondhand the communi cation is complete. But no time is to (> , lost, for the stern shows signs of break ing up. and tln-re is a laily passenger. While the captain is planning a sort of • chair in which she might IK- moved, Tyrawley lifts her upon his Jeff arm, sti-mlies iiiniself with the right by the j upper rope, nnd walks nlong tlie lower a* if lie nail been n dani-er. He is the first on shore, for no sailor would leave : till the lady was safe. But they soon follow, and in five minutes the ship is clear; live minuti-s more and no trace of her is left. Ravelstoke Hall has been arous dby tin- news of the wreck, and Mr. Itavof stok'- has just arrived with blankets. Him Tyraw\fj avoids; and. thinking lie 1 can Is- of no farther use. he lietakcs him self across Hie country am more, and i by the aid of the friendly elm regains Ids chamber without observation. The lady whom Tyraw ley had depoa j ited in a cottage, with a strong rnsm mendation that she should go to sleep immediately, was soon carried off in triumph by Mr. Ravelstoke to the Hall, 1 and welcomed by Lady Grace at half past three in the morning. Titer* wera very few of the guests who slept undis turbed that niglit. The unusual noise in the house aroused everybody, and many excursions were made in unfin ished costume to endeavor to ascertain what was going on. Breakfast that morning was a di-sul - tory meal, People tini-led and talked alstuf the wreck, and Itegan again. It i seemed quite im|s>ssihle to obtain any thing like nn accurate account of what ' had taken place. At last the captain ap peared, and although almost over whtlmed by the multiplicity of ques tions, nevertheless, Is-tween the inter vals of broiled ham and coffee, he man aged to ehu-iil...e matters a little. Then came the question: 'Who Is it who swam to the vessel?' Tyrawley had only la-en at Ravelstoke a few days, and was a stranger in the nciglilmrhood. , None of the servants had reached the coast till It wa all over, so then- had j la-en no one to recognise him. ' I scarcely saw him,' said the captain, i ' hut lie was a dark, tallish man, with a J great deal of la-ard.' 'Was he a gentleman?' asked Miss Constance Baynton, who had la-en tak ■ Ing a deep int. i ■ -I in the whole affair. 'Well, d'ye see,'miss. I rnn't exactly , say, lor lie hadn't much on: hut if he isn't, he'd make a gts'd one—that I'll go ladl for. He's the coolest hand I ever saw. Stay! now I think of It. I shouldn't wonder if he was a naval innn. for he pulled Ids forelock, half-laughing like, , and said " Come on lamed, dr." to inc. when we pulled him up.' At this moment—haff-iiast ten A. M.— Mr. Tyrawley walked into the breakfast room. ' Now here's a gentleman, captain. Mr. Tyrawley, who has been all over the world, iiiul met wltli tonic strange tut ven tures. I'll lie bound In* never saw any thing to equal th affair lit.it night.' ' You'd n ni'iiri-il'i tiling of it, captain?' Inquired Tyniwicy, speaking very tlow !v. Ilia manner mm appearance quite disarmedany suspicion the captain might have liml of hi* ilortlty. 'Five minute* morr, air, nn<l I>nvy .fniics' locker woulil linvo held us nil. Begging your pardon, iniss,' apologizing to ('"instance. The ciiptnin had already repeated the story a reasonable number of times, and was anxious Ui finish his breakfast So Miss Constance gave it all for the benefit of Mr. Ty raw ley, dressed in herowu glowing period*. Tyrawley made no observation upon her recital, hut took a third egg. 'Well, Mr. Tyniwley,' said she at last, what do you think of the man who swam out to tun wreck?' 'Why, I think. Miss Baynton—l think,' 'said lie hesitating, 'that lie must have got very wet. And I sineerc ly hope he won't catch cold.' There was a general laugh at this, in which the captain joined; but it is to lie feared that Miss Constance stamped her pretty little foot under the table. Tyrawley turned, and began to talk to Miss Mellisli, who was sitting on ids right. As lie was speaking, the door on his left opened, ami I sidy Grace Ilavelstoke entered witli the lady passenger. The liuly heard him speak—anil there are some voices which a woman never for gets—and the dangerous Journey over ! tlie rOpe had not passed in silence. Site laid tier hand upon his arm, and | Hid t ' Oh, sir, how can I thank you?' Tyrawley rose, as in duty hound, say- ; ing, ' IHi not s|ieak of it. I did not know, when I came off. that I was to have the pleasure of assisting you.' But the astonishment of the captain j was beautiful to behold. 'Why. you don't mean to say,—Weil, Inever: dashiny wig,—well I'm—lien-, ■ shake hands, sir, will you?' And he stretched across the table a brawny | band, not much smaller than a shoulder of mutton. The grip with which Tyrawley met his seemed to do more to con vince him of his identity than the lady's riH-ognition of their preserver. The day was as wet a* the preceding. Half an hour after breakfast, Mr. Ty rawley lounged into the ha< k draw ing risiin. There sat Miss Constance Itnyn lon. and. by the singular colncidenoe which favors lovers or historians, she sat alone. Now Constance had decideil that slo would compliment Mr. Tyrawley on his gallant conduct. She had, in fact, arranged n neat, quiet, ttild, formal, appropriate form of words, in which she would give her views expression And how do you tllilik slie delivered tbelli? Site got Up. said. ' Oh. Mr. Tyrawley!' and hurst into tear*. If a woman's pride is a shield to thee, oil liuui, as well as to InT, against the arrows of love, renicmia-r tlust if ever slie throws it away—after lie lias com - jielied you to acknowiedgv its value—you are Isith left utterly defenceless. Frederick Tyrawley capitulated at onee. They are to la- married tliis inontii. And if Mr. Tyrawley doe* not, at some fhture time, achieve a reputa tion which no mystery ean cloud, it will not lie Mr*. Tyrawley's fault A Fight With a Bear. We make the following • \ tract from a hunting story entitled " The Big B--ar of Wannetola.'' printed in-St. .Vh-Aohw. The incident took pliwe in the Iwwk Imiltlry of Arkansas, in the year sndthe hunters were Harvey Billiard •orand the narrator, 8r,.1. Fh Naglo. fhey were after a big bear, whose ijep • station* hail made him tic chief topic of conversation: and they started out with their dogs i-arly one NotinthiT morning: .lust at daybreak, we enrac to a cross ing of the liayotl where we felt "lire the icar must pas on the way to his den Harvey placet me. the dogs and himself A fall. ■n tree was in my front, and through it* interlaced n*it* I could wa in every direction. Hardly had wo completed or.l no 1 lll wlien a quick movement of one oi tlie itogs start h-d , me. But, in a moment, noticing that his looks were directed toward the eross ng, I. too, looked thither and heard the | sound of a heavy animal sauntering I slowly over UM* sodden ground and ap- ' proaehing my lair. In an instant a pair of yellow eye* glared at tnc, and witll as widen look of surprise a there was in mine lU*-ovcring myself I linsi at tlie monster, which appeared like a hugv, animated idaek cloud as lie pise up be fore me. Tlie tirutr <li*ap|M'Arcd with the smoke of my gun. hut in a moment I was startled by the report and *h* k of a •eeond diseiiarge, Tlie other load of my gun had la-en accidentally exploded. I IsMikiiig in the direction the la-ar had taken. I saw he had nm along the other 1 side of tlie fallen tn*- and met at the further end the two dogs, when lie turned nlMiitt and came toward me at his most rapid speed and in savage humor, j Then there was a fearful crash and rush. | The black mass came on, with eye# gleaming, and bewildering me with the reflect ion of their glare in til* sunlight. I was conscious that HIT gun was use less, and so instinctively grasped my pis tol, hut found it hopelessly entangled in I my belt. For a w-eond. despair came upon me. but a sudden revulsion aroused every sense and prompted me to defene* for life. Quickly drawing my knife, it was presented at a thrust as the dark mass sprang at me. At tliis moment, one of tlie huge dog* leaped at him so fiercely as to divert the monster's attention from myself and make him miss hi- idle, lie reared, and as he again came down on his fore feet and was in Jhe net of going over tlie i I milk, I plunged my knife to the hilt into | his body, in the region of Ids heart. He turned and made a terrible snap at my legs, hut at that moment I fell backward over a bush, and so we nil went into the bayou together, floundering in tlie water and mud. I scrambled to tlie edge of tlie slough, i and watched with intense anxiety the result of the battle. In another moment, and when I lie tiear had nearly mtcheti i th l ' ftirtlier sideof tlie pool, desperately lighting with the dogs every inch of tlie j way, I heard a rushing sound and the : whirring flight of more of the park a* they sprang over me. In the snmc in stant a flash shot out from tlie brown j barrel of Harvey's rifle, nipt the bear , rolled over, though he still feebly fought the park, and kept on fighting fo UM last moment of Ids existetwe. To my iiortlflratlon, an examination of tlie uge er< ass showed tiint my shot had not made any visible mnrk on the ani mal, and that my knife had not quite reached ills heart Harvey's shot liad killed him. Tlie weight of Uie savage animal was over fire hundred pound*. TIMELY TOI'It'M. Miss Virginia French, a young lady of New Orleans, Wrote sneJi a pretty poem for the /Vviyt/ue some time ago'that n young Ti'iincaccan fell in love with it and her. He went to New Orleans, pleaded witli tlie IKmyunr editor (a Judy) for the name of the poetess, got it, bobbed down on Ids knees before Miss French, ami before long made her Ids wife. The telephone is beginning to misbe have itself. A telephone wire inf'hi cngo, tin* other 'lav, began a ill rial ion with u streak of lightning, ami the offi ces at ciu-li end of tlie wire were entered by tlie lightning and tlie furniture de stroyed. If a person were to g<-t a streak of lightning emptied in Ids ear while listening at tlie telephone, it would lie very apt to embarrass him. Cornell Cnlversity has just established an experimental station, which is pre pared to analyse different kinds of com mercial fertilizers in the laboratory and to test them in tli<- field; to examine seeds that are suspected to Is-adults-rated, and to identify and name grosia-*, weeds or other plants. The tioard of control is formed of several professors of the uni versity nnd of the chief officers of several agricultural societies of the State. Tlw KKtllei "Horse Communities " ol Utissia Moorish in all cities when- there are universities. Most of the jioorer students, who are tree from prejudices, live upon horse-Mesh, which can he procured at one fifth the price of I eef. It is the enstom of soch students to ls,ard in parties of from live to twenty, and heme the name of "Horse Communities." Ho many Nihilists have been found in these communities that the horse-meat eaters are liable to prosecu tion by the government. The Mormons have planted a colony of 150 is lievcrs on Little Colorado, An zona. They are provided witli ma chinery for a eoiiiph-te woolen mill, now being erected. Til"' have sawmills to build their houses and improvements, flour mills and sugar mills, also a tan nery, flis-ks of sleep, seeds ami funning implements, witli food to last till harvest, ami witli no lack of capital to att'-st an earnestness that knows no failure. With consummate judgment these disciples of their modem prophet have select-si tie in>"t desirable lands of northern Ari zona. whim- water abounds for power and for Irrigation—when-the climate is delicious and the *oii productive. Tlie Cherokees, with a population of 10,000, support two seminsrn-s, male and female respectively, an orphan asylum, s deaf and <fumh asylum and acvemy-four common schools, having in all .'s,ooo pupils. Tiiev annually expend for ;>ur|HH- of edu cation $70,000, The seminaries and asylums are in tri k buildings, with three stories ami a I ase ucnl, ami are quite handsome ami < om-iiodion*. Thev were erected at a rust <•( >40,000 each. I"b* t 'reeks niimlsr l4,'J'oj hare twentv-cigiit public school* and two mission schools, with ),h* >o pupils, cost ing tii-'I.OOO. The Choctaw*. numbering I•',< ■, liave fiflv-fire school* and one ai ademy, cf>*ting $20,000, with 1,200 pupils. Tlie ( lii" ksaws, iiuiuls ring 5,W10, have twelve put.lie school* ami one academy, oting *21.000, with 4<' pupils. Tlie Semi mdes have five schools, with an attendance of I*o, for,which they pay annually F2.WSI The " Ixiyal Hona of America" ia Un title nf an organiiation whi'li was hiiimled in I*7l, ami now laysclaim to ten thousand members in different parts of the Union. Tlie mends-re are all American-horn Liys or young men ts-tween sixteen and twenty-six years of age, ami Uieir protrwed object ia to join the American youths t< gether "by the golden hand of fidelity and love."' To quote their constitution, " w hat we desire to do is to organise in every town and citv in the country a lodge where the strict principles of justice, honor ami noble deeds will )*- carried out, and prepare ourselves for any position of trust we shall l- railed u|s n to fill.' They hare a constitution and by laws, and " wigwamsin New York. Brook lyn, Boston and other large cities. Tlie first wigwam waa established at Medusa, near Cox-ackie. and the association intenda to hold a grand encampment the next 4th of July. A case in which a romantic girl played an important part is narrated in the Mis wouri pa|iers. ,K|,c, with other ladies, si re visiting tlie penitentiary at Jefferson City, when she was struck with the ap|waranceof a youthful convict, ami his story was told by the warden. When a Imv just out of college he had become implicated in the emlw-xxlement of trust funds, for which his family disowned him. Believing him in nocent, the story kindled her enthusiasm, and an introduction was followed hy promises to correspond. This she did in spite of the remonstrances of Iter family and friends, and Iwfore his term of imprison mcnt expired she had engaged to inarrv the convict. The day he was to lie liberated she appeared in a carriage at the entrance, and both parties were reade for an entranc ing consummation of their fondest hopes, when a horrid old unromantir otfiocr ar rested theembertlcr on another indictment. The street railway system and tlieenrs in use upon strut railways in Euromuut cities seemed to have Invn generally bor rowed front Ami-rica. Those in Use upon tlie Inuna ay of i'aris are admira bly arranged, commodious and mnrni lent. Upon some of the lin-s tlie ears are provided with a doubt* row of seats upon tlie top, the passenger* sitting on tlie top benches back to hack, and they have conveniently designed stairways for ascending to tlie top. The cars on the principal lines sent twenty passen ger* on tlie top nnd twenty-two inside, and afford standing room for six jtersons on the platform. The guaril never allows a larger numlier to get U|-on tlie ears. Tim fine* are managed witli great system and run witli ■uumendalil"- regu larity, and a marked regard i* shown for tlie convenience of passenger*. Tlie fare for any di*tan<-e u|mn any line or to any point upon a connecting line with a transfer Is six cents la-low ; for nny dis tance upon the same line tlie fare on top is throe cents. In kerning with tlie ot>- servanee of the class distinction so con spicuous everywhere in F.urone, tlie lop was designed originally for the peasant and tailoring population of I'aiis. In graaUweuther, however, the deck seats art- considered the most desirable and are occupied by all classes of passenger*. Numerous attempts have la-en madeo late to show that tlie variations in tlie number of spot* on the sun's face wen 1 tlie eanse of excessive rains, poor wlc-at crops, commercial pan its and other ter restrial tas-urrenees. Now comes Mr. I). G. Jenkins, Fellow of tlie British Itoyal Astronomical Society, who says ; that cholera, the black death and other i plague* an- tlie effect of planetary influ- I ences, ami particularly of those of the four outer planets, Jupiter. Saturn, I mnu* ami Neptune. Hi- goM luu'k lor hundred* of years, assert* thai all tin* plastic* which have swept over Euroix /luring that period can la- ari'ountiil for by the mov/-nx-nt* nnd position* of one or more of t b/w planet*, and conclude* with thuoiuinou* prediction : "I would *ny that within tin- neat wven year* there will happen that whh-li ha* not happened for hundred* of yearn—all the planet* at or near their tutor cat point to the nun about the *ame time. It i* true of the. earth that it* magnetic in. |en*ity i* greater about the time when it i near the *un; the Mine i* probably true of nil the planet*; therefore we may /-x|*-et extrieirdinary magnetie phe nomena during the next seven years.and great plagues, whieh will manifest themsejve* in ull their intensity when Jupiter is about three years from his perihelion—that is, in |HH3."' faithful I'nto Heath. A touching story is narrated in con nection witji the execution of Walter Watson '/•Highland, Ind., for the mur lIIT of Kara (Jompton. The parties Inul tjuarreled al/nut tlx- charge of twenty' live rent* for some soap made by C'onip ton, who waa a storekeeper. The wife of W at son, til whom he hail hi**n hut a year married, endeavored to restrain i him from the quarrel, hut her entreaties failed. A week In-fore the exei Ution Mrs. \V at son visited the governor with her babe in her arms, and made a strong ! pjTsonal appeal for mercy, hut thatofli- ! rial deejlix-d to interfere because the az-ntenee had been confirmed hv the Su preme Court. Tlx-faithful wife was a ! daily visitor to her husband's cell, and ! joined him in fervent prayer* for for- | giveneas, During the last night most of ' the time she sat on liis knee, breathing j words of love and encouragement, or at Ids fz-et, caressing his hands. He was truly a penitent and expressed himself as having made pence with H/xl. As the time approached lor the execution sin was for a moment overcome and fell on her husband's neck in uncontrollable anguish, hut suddenly she raised lor flaxen head and assisted in arraying him for his doom. Six- had contributed a necktie and a pair of slippers and nut tlx-m on him with a fierce determination that overmastered !XT agony. Six eontls-d his hair, and seeing all was reiuiy, said six- would go with him. All present rt'iiioiistratsl with |er, In which tlx- minister joined, ller reply waa a rebuke that few women would have ven tured. "I should not have expected this from a minister. When I was mar ried I promised to cleave to my husband for bz-ttz-r or for w..r*/-. 1 promised this to a niinist<T. and I am going to k/-<-p my word as far as (>oil will let nie.** tin nwhing the gallows the pair soonfo Ix und<Tf-d mounted tlx- *t/-p hand in hand. They were seated side by side over tlx- fatal trap. Six' agnin fz/ok Ids hand and sohlxsl with her little .lead resting u|M>n his shoulder, while tlx minister made the closing prayers. Meanwhile the culprit -at in his chair, unmoved. A heart-broken wife was sob bing on Ids ho*om, strong nun sobbed, but tlx man alsiut to la- hanged scented an uniritop-*t<-d spectator of tlx- ab sorbing scene of which he waa tllC OCn tral figure For fully five minut<-* be sat then- without tlx- leant |*-rt-eptib|e twitch of a muscle. Then- was no bra vado in litis composure; it was ml her the calmness of resignation. At the close of tlx religious exiTciaoi Uie two stood un. and lor tlx-last time she em braced per husband, kt**/-d him passion- ! nt/ly, and with "Hood-bye, Walter,' stepjaxl Iwu k aixl fill into the arms of tlx- gi**i ('hristian ladies who were there to rci-e|vc IXT. The last words of tlx Unhappy man wep- a fi-rv> nt pravcr for mercy ami for Ix-avenly aid to his poor wife. At tlx- slx-riff"s liousn she saw tlx remain- ol IXT hu-bami iirhisonflln. and, kissing Ids lips and arranging the hair, turned away with a look of w-<w and said: "i can cry no more; I have no more tears H/xl have merry on me and my little baby!"' < An lxur '.-iter the coflln was in an F.ast-lsiund tmin. a/com panted by the wife. At Richland, a bleak station s-vm miles from this point, it was deposited on the liarpri ground. an<l as tlx- train inovisl on only one other person Ix-slde* tlx- widow was in charge. Tlx- facc that bpiken-heart<*l woman turned up to the oceU|iant* of the passing train, most of whom ba<l sni tlx- hanging, will haunt many in their dp-am*. hiUiniorr Atntri ran. ______ Kxerrlse. A great deal dependa upon the lime chosen for needful exercise. When it is properly conducted, the effect on thedi got ire system is very mnrkesl. The ap js'tile is iix n-aseil. and mom fond i taken in nnler to supply force necessary for the mainl/tinnce of the mechanical fon-e. j This Increase of appetite is especiallv noted when the exercise is taken in the open air. When exen ise j undertaken, however, without due preparation, or the bodily powers am exhausted by fa tigue. tlx- power of being able to take food is diminished. This condition, if the exercise is continued and the power of taking food remain* impaired. is one of considerable danger, and the health is often greatly affected, the fon-e of the In-art U-ing much reduced. It is of great imjH>rtajxs-. moreover, when great fatigue has ls*-n undergone, to ace that the bodily powers an- tlx/roughly nrvniit/ri by rest la-fop- an attempt is made to take'fond, otherwise then- will be no inclination to take if, and if forced down it will not 1 digest. An hour's mst, with a cup o( warm tea. will do much towanl n-stor- i ing appetite in these cases. Indeed, it should I*' a rule in all cases that a period of mst should intervene between work j and food. The Health of Prin'ent. In the course of a lecture on the " I.fleet* j of < trcupations upon Health," recently cie livered at Lwipsic by I>r. Heubner, he drew attention to the frequency of lead-poiSoning among typefounders, composilnni and pie**- - men. In I/eipsic itself, the great metropolis of the Herman hook trade, seventy-seven per cent, of all who am thus affected belong to the trade* enumerated. Typefounders are poisoned by inhaling the fumes of the metal, while compositor* and pressmen in hale minute particles of the same material. | Fraught with still greater danger is, how ever, the frwpicnt practice of compositors of hr nging tlx ir type-stained hands in contact with their lip* or keeping eatables in com posittg-fooms, etc. The great preventives against all such chronic poisoning am clean- j lift/-**, both of |siwon arw In the woik-mom, , and ample ventilation by the frequent open ing of windows, etc. As rcgapls Inng diseases, too, printers compare favorably with oust other trade*, the proportion of deaths fn to this cause being exceptionally large. The one safeguard against this danger also i* ventilation, which, a* we all know, is sadly neglected in printing-offices generally by reason of the almost universal dread of draughts. FOR TUB VOIJIM PKOPLK. The lotnlcal Craw. "Osw! nw!" muik it crow on tlm f Ige nl u w*nl, I li/i 001 a ihul yn 1 "jvz* iin in /v/ii?z*rfiil lint why 'lon t y ow l/iy it Ui<-r' ,il fit 4 Jif-wji? Yzei wittier it rotttvl itii'l yim j,l/iut it to *t#-'y (iootl fanntr, lt'| lireemiMi to fliiil it, yon know," Sni'l till* comical now. " Cw! raw! Voa liave trot/lied, in a zig "Mocy way, A string round your ai re* I er it to-'lay. 'They'll think it a snare,' mud you, fhif klii>( ""''•'lf*" Your cord in no use, air, an I'm not a kite f-.uoet farmer, I'd liave yon continue to M BOW,'' Hniil thin comical crow. "Caw' caw! You have set liule boy*on the fence. They shout and amuae tis—our Joy i* intense. You give you reel! plenty of trouble lor tie. We're only plain folk*. I'ritbee, don't make a luaa! Kiwi farmer, we're not used to much of a ►how," Said 1 liia comical crow Caw! caw! You have put an old coat on wmie sticks. You want to delight ua Willi all wuta 0i trick* Cmneritl kindness we tenderly Hut why don't you leave till we finish our tnealT "ear larrner, you're not in a hurry to go,' Said Oii rotuira! crow. 1 "Caw" caw' You have brought out a neat little gun. You're going to shoot at the aparrowa, lor Inn. <>h, fle' We -han't wait till you've loaded it up, 'hit hie u away to the neat Held awl sup. Ike! farmer, awl farmer, your end will I*. woe," Said thi* comical crow. twforgi Coofrr Thi May t'lawrri. On unny hillside grew a little colony of llay flow-m. Tln v had slept 'juietly through the long winter, tucked up, -nug and warm, in their covering of ►now; and now the bright nun looked down on them, and the wind stirred them, and the birds called to them, and Ih' V raise/1 their strong, hardy leaves, and lifted up their stem it of small hud"! and rcjoie/vl that spring was near. A little girl came out among them. She* said to herself: ' I am going nwav to morrow. ] can't stay to s<-< the "dear May flower" open, so r will take some of 1 litem with me, and keep them in water, and they will remind m" of this beaut i ful place, and |crluj>s they wil Itkiswitu,' '<>h.' aaid the Mayflowers, 'please don't t ik< na " h Hut the wind blew so that Marv. the little girl, did not hear them, and "he pulled stem after "tent, till she ha/1 as 1 many as she could hold in her small , hand-. Tie n she l/sik<-d around h<r at the blue sky. and the branches of the Ins- again "t it, and the soft. dead leaves flying in the wind, and the patches of whit<* snow in the hollows; and away in the distance the lighthouse and the , blue water. She said good-bye to it all. for she waa afraid she might not see ft again soon ; and the little May flower* said good-bye to it, too. The next day Mary tied the May flow rs tog/-tb'*r. and wound a piece'of wet i|r around tlmir stems, and th/jpr lnrt/sl on their journey. The cars w/re erowdtal and hot. and Mary held tla*- flow it- v/tv tiglit for fear of losing them, and the tall people rested their elbows on them, and the stout ons> puslc-.l against them, and they thought they would /lie. Hut soon the paper was tak'-n off. and the string was untied, and they were jiut int/i a vase of water. The little May flowers drooped for a • time, an<l could not hold up their heads. Mary set them in the ojen window, ami a gay bird in a cage sang to them : but they moumol for ui/*ir pleasant home, ana they did not like to stand with their feet in the water, and they said : ; ' l/ct us give up in despair ' j Then the bird sang. 'Cheer up! cheer ; up! chirrup! chirrup? They did not listen to him at first, hut by-nnd-bye they said te him : ' Why do you say that to us? Do you 1 know that we H*v e been taken from our home and our friends on the hillside, j where the sun shone, and the birds sang all around us? How can we lire and lie happy here, and with our feet in the Water. t/K>?" Hut the bird said: 'Cheer up! The sun is shining on you, and 1 am singing to yon as well a* I ran, an/1 how ntti/ h liett/T it will heforrou to blossom an/1 be Is/autiftil. an/I make some one happy, than to do nothing but wither and be thrown away. Do you think I like to be here, shut up in this cage, when 1 have wings to flv? No! If this / age door should lie left open, you would see me fly up to that chimney in a second.' ' Could your said the little flowers. ' Yes, inn/s<d.' sai/l the bird. h ' Would you?" said the flower*. 'Yes,' said the bird, 'an/1 then into that tree, and then away to the woods somewhere. But while I am here. I think 1 may as well sing and be gay.' ' Perhaps he is right.' thought the flowers; so they lifted their head* an/1 lztoked up. Mary gave them fresh water everyday, and loved them dearly, an/1 talked to them of the heautiftil hillside; and the | eheerftil bird sang to them, an/1 at last ; the little buds began to grow and maka j lite best of it. t>ne bright morning, just two week" ' after they were gatlwve/i. the largest ; hud opened its petals, an/1 blossomed into a full-grown May flower! It white, with a lovely tinge of l pink, and oh. so fragrant! Mary almost /•tied with delight, and she kfsscd #<• /tear flower, and carried it to every //tie in the house to be admin*!. The bin! j stn/id on tip-toe on his highest perch and flapped his wings, nod sang his Uset : 'Was I rightf'naid he. ' Did 1 give ' you jpo/1 advice?' ' Vjps," said the flowers, ' you wen* right To blossom and le Wntltiful. j ami make someone happy, is better than to give up in despair and do nothing.'— Annie Afonrr, an . Afafco&u. Said a saloon-keeper to a reformed ntsn h/rtn he met on the street "How drunk v/,11 hare been in my place before now.' "Yes," replied the other," but remember bow ♦ober I have kept out of it."— 1 Vseisaa ■Sum day Sight.