Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, June 09, 1881, Image 6

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I know tho dream is over,
I kuow yon cannot be
In all the time to come the same
That yoil have boon to mo;
Tho color still is in tho chock,
Tho luster in tho eye -
But, ah I we two have parted hands
Good-bye 1
Not that I love you less,
For, ohl my heart ia aoro
Not that the lips that breathe yonr namo
Are loss fond than of yore;
But tho unresting feet of Time
Have traveled on so fast,
And soul from soul has grown away
At last.
1 think I just stood atill-
For I had found my all
But jour rich lifo swept ever on
Doyond my weak recall;
And now, although tho voice rings sweet,
And clear tho dear eyes shine,
I know no port of all their wealth
Is mine.
Wnat bridge can sail Love build
Across this gulf of Change,
Who needs must work with broken hopes
And fancies new ami strange ?
Alas, it is too late -
Tho light fali down the sky,
The hands slip slowly each from each
I have a strange, almost incrodiblo,
story to tell of an experience of my own
one fearful night in the woods. Imagi
nation had nothing to do with it, for I
am a backwood's daughter, accustomed
to the wild sounds of tho forest, tho
lone'inoss, and all that is terrifying to a
My father was a good man, serving
Ood after his own simple fashion, seeing
Him and loving Him in His works. I
have heard him hold forth on the provi
dent ways of tho beaver : " Why! the
little critter'd starve in the cold season
if it hain't used its littl,- Hat tail for
bnildin' its house, and then tillin' it
with food in time! " I have hoard him
tell of the caribou: " Look at that,
too," he would say, "and at the moose.
Now, the caribou has to travel often a
matter of twenty miles for his dinner?
for he's a dainty 'un, and only eats the
long gray mo<s that hangs from tho
trees; so God gave him snow-shoes,
as good as an Injun could make Ym, to
skim over the ice crust—while tho big
heavy m<>ose there, sinks right in. His
dinner is close at hand. He could live
for months on an acre lot." Ho could
speak the loon, and its adaption in every
way to its watery home—always ending
such talk with : "All God's works are
*pon honor; there's no half-way with
I was the only one left of ten children.
My father, when mourning over and
missing the others, would never com
plain hut only say : " They're better off.
Why, if wo can't trust the little chil
dren, that don't know the meaning if
sin, there ain't any chance for the
men I" And so he lived his quiet life—
his heart beating close to nature's heart,
and his soul unconsciously seeking and
finding nature's God.
My mother must have been beautiful
in her youth. She was a lorctte Cana
dicnne, and her bright French spirits
carried her gavly over many hard trials
in her life of frequent deprivation. One
great overshadowing sorrow of her life
was the unaccountable disappearance of
her little year-old daughter, hor only
beautiful child -the one in her own
image, whom from the first she loved
with a peculiar tenderness.
The child had been left alone in her
little birch-l>ark crib for a short half
bonr, while mother was hnsy at the
spring, a mile from home, in the midst
of the woods. I, a little six-y*ar-old,
was off in a canoe with my father, as a
treat for having Imen ©socially good
the day before. Father and I had a
splendid time—we slways did when we
were away together—and. our canoe
full of trout, we were coining gayly
home, toward evening, when a cold
chill fell on onr happiness, and my
child's heart felt a strsuge thrill as I
read a sudden anxiety in my father's
face, whose every change I knew. His
qniok ear had ©aught the sound of
mother's voice, ami, after a while. I. too,
oould hear a bo]teless moan, a dreadful,
heart-broken sound. We found mother
kneeling on the floor, Iter hand leaning
on the empty crib, and moaning as one
that could not be comforted. The liahy
was gone. How or wherej#e could not
tell— w never knew. Weeks were
spent in searching for her, snd at
length, to savo mother's reason, father
forced her to leave the pretty log cabin
in the woods by the lake, where this last
sorrow hsd come upon her, and wo went
to Montreal. *
There we lived quietly for years dnr
ing the winter-time. The nnns of the
great convent of the Gray Histors took
charge of my education. Mother and
I had neat little roomM in the French
quarter, while father went off moose
hunting for weary months; but the
summer-time we always spent with him.
He would choose lovely spot* for our
summer encampments, but never on
i-M , -
tho sito i)f the log cabin, deserted after
the baby's loss, until tho summer of my
nineteenth year. Then a great <loniro
took jjOHHoaaion of my mother to go
once more to the obi home. Hho had
been very delicate that winter, and my
groat, rough father denied her nothing.
I shudder when I think of that beanti
fnl, direful place now—it BOOIUS an
though our evil fate hovered about
it. All tho anguish I ever knew cen
ters there.
Wo passed one peaceful month to
gether, disturbed only by distant lu
mors of the diphtheria, a scourge which
seemed to bo striding along from vil
lage to village, first on tho river, then
nearer us on tho great lake; but wo
never thought of its touching ns, until
one miserable night, when father came
home, languid and feverish, from one
of his numerous expeditions, and we
read ; n his face that the ghastly linger
of tho scourge had set its mark upon
him. After tho second day of anxiety
about father all strength seemed to
fail my delicato little mother. From
the first she had despaired about him,
and now I saw that if father's life were
L.ken I should have to part with them
Her life would die with his, for sorrow
forges stronger bonds even than joy, and
they had suffered so much together, his
love always supporting her, that he had
become life of her life. >She could not
exist alone.
I struggled hand to hand, and sick of
heart, against what 1 felt to be an inex
orable fate, and, on the afternoon of
the eighth day I found myself alone
and almost despairing, save for the
happiness of the two I had loved best in
the world.
The sunset came, as I Fat by the lake
side, Hooding my desolated world with
a heavenly glory, like a sigu from them
to me of their new-found joy.
Tho stars had come ont l>efore I ven
tured to return to the worse than de
serted house. I could not hop.- for help
from any neighbor until I sought it out
myself the next day, and 1 had to look
forward to a night, how horrible. I did
not foresee, or I could not have endured
it. What followed I could scarcely
credit myself, if I did not boar on my
hand a tangible proof in a well-defined
scar; and, even now. I could not bear to
write of that night's experience, had no*
my children's laughter and my loving
husband's care long since banished all
nnnatural gloom from my life.
While I had been sitting alone on the
lake shore, toward the evening, I had
heard a distant shot ; it scarcely roused
me. A sportsman, I thought, had wan
dered from his encampment on the op
posite shore, and seen some game in
our wildwoods, killed it, and his canon
had long sinco carried him away. In
tho gathering darkness I groped my
way back through tho familiar little
path, and reached my own door. I
alone should pass the threshold in the
future ; their feet were still ; the busy
feet that had toiled forme, followed me,
- , (
and had been ever near inc. 1 I was to
go on my rugged path alone ! Heart
sick and overcome, I stopped at the
door, and, leaning my head against it, j
nobbed in uncontrollable despair. Tired
out a length, I had grown quiet, and
was about to lift the latch, when a faint
moan as of an animal in pain, and close
to me, startled me ; then a death-like
silence reigned.
I knew I had been mistaken. I felt
that I must forget myself and help the
poor 'creature in distress. It is verv
good for strength to know that some
one needs you to be strong. No longer
hesitating I hurried into the little cabin,
struck a light, and went in the direction
whence the moan had reached my ears.
I thought of the shot I had heard. It j
was quite possible a poor, wounded
deer was lying in the bushes. Yes, I
could now see its skin—unmistakably a
fawn spotted dun color. It lay quite '
still perhaps that moan hod been its
dying gasp t—and so I came quite close
to it, leaned over, and, paralyzed with
liorror, saw my mother's face, only
young and very beautiful as she must
have looked when a girl. Deathly pale,
passible, she lay—matted hair all about
her face, and clothed in doe-skin. Just
then she stirred; it was not death. All
wonder ceased within me, every feeling
fled before tbo thought that this l>eing,
whatever, whoever she was, might be
saved to live.
I dragged her the few steps into the 1
hottse, laid her on my hemlock boughs, j
untouched by me since the sickness i
visited us. Then I found a wdund in
tho poor creature's side and bound it up, '
and, in the quiet, now again I felt
startled at soeing my mother's image,
young and fair, liefore me, and, when at
length her great eyes opened, I felt it
must lie that sister lost to mo till now,
and sent lmck in this sad hour to take
my mother's place. I leaned forward,
in an access of tenderness, to welcome
her, when a look of fright, an animal
like, wild terror, took possession of her
face, and a low sort of snarl broke from
her human lips.
The start she gave caused a fresh flow
of blood; dimness |*ssed over her eyes.
Again I stanched the would, and pre
pared nourishment in case sha waked.
Too bnsied in these ways for further
speculation, only with a strange weight
at my heart and weariness of body,
suddenly I felt the gleam of oyos watch
ing me. Much strange eyes 1 No linman
expression about them; a Htoalthlv look
in them now. Gently OH I could I ap
proached her aide. She trembled and
tried to hide her hood when I offored
her my carefully-prepared food. I
moved away and studiously avoided any
appearance of watching her. Yet I Was
intensely conscious of her every move
ment. 1 could see her eyeing with a
wretched famished look a raw venison
steak that had hoen forgotten, and lay
on the table close beside her. Stealthily,
like a beast of prey, her fecblo hand
stole toward it, atul in n moment she
had torn it in pieces and devoured it.
Horror tilled my heart. Could this
creature bo human ? I sat still in the
corner, where, myself unseen, 1 could
watch and restrain her if necessary, and
soon—weakness overcoming her—after
this last effort she lay tossing in un
easy sleep.
Oh! I was so weary and BO very
lonely! The dreadful night was almost
at an end. I went to her side, threw
myself on the hod beside her and put
my arms about her neek. Again her
beautiful eyes opened full in my face.
I fixed them with my own. I caressed
her, called her by the endearing names
of old. I besought her to be gentle
and to love me. I told her she was my
own, the only creature left for mo to
love and care for? One short second it
seemed as if a soul looked out of her
glorious, dear eyes, then, with a groan
as if she gave the struggle over, and,
with that low, fearful growl again, she
fastened her white teeth in my hand.
Shrieking with pain I fainted. When
; I came to myself ilaan was (drugging
in at the window; leaf shadows Hick
| orcd on tho floor. Fearful pain in my
hand ronsed rno at length, and a con
! snnting thirst drove me into the woods
i toward the spring to allay it.
I struggled through the un lerhrush,
and there, close by the water, discerned
a confused mass. There lay my poor
sister, dead, her head pillowed on a
wildcat of the woods, shot by the same
hand, probably, that had wouuded her
| fatally. ______________
A Soared Mali,
" I think, Ye t," said Senator Sutler,
j the ether day, " that the tory you tell
' about that fellow in I'irhmond who
I went to havo his picture taken, is
about tho best you can get off. Let's
| havo it,"
"Well," said the humorous little sen
| ator from Missouri, "wo had a man by
tho name of Peter Wilkes, who was
' elected to the Confederate congress from
the Springfield (Mo.) district, and he
i <amo d'wn to the seat of government
with tho air of a Webster about hint,
and jnst looked and talked for all tho
world a- if the entire responsibility of
the cause rested on his individual
shoulders. I knew him at home, and
hence was spared tho anxiety of being
distnrlied about his greatness. It was
not Iqng) before the close of the war.
when Garland nnd I were walking
down Grace street and Feter ran into
us. He had a benign smile on his face,
and I knew he bad been engaged in
some agreeable sport. Coming up to
ns, he said: ' Vest, I've been down street
here to a photographer's. (iota card
from him the other day. asking me tq
call and sit for a picture. He wants to
get up tho whole Confederate congress
—something historic, eh?'—and Peter's
waistband stretched perceptibly at the
thought of being thus embalmed for
' posterity. Tipping aw ink to Garland,
: I said:
" What shop do you Mean, Feter?"
"Oh, down here on Main street,"
' giving a certain number. Just then I
turned to Garland, with alarm painted
on my face, and said:
" Why, Feter, you big ass, where have
you been in the last two weeks? Haven't
you heard anything nlwmt the fellow
, down there pretending to take historic
pictures? He is a spy in the employ of
the Federal government. We've jnst
aliont proved it on him, and lie's come
to Kichmond to photograph all ns mem
bers for the Federal gallery ; stul when
i this thing blows np tho other side will
; have all onr pictures to aid them in the
search and prosecution! Fact, Gar
| land, ain't it?"
" 'Ho I've heard. Vest,' he said.
" Well, Feter didn't stop any longer
j than it took him to say: 'My heavens 1'
| and \n two minutes he was just ont of
I sight. That evening ho came rttshing
j into my room with : ' Vest, you've done
; me a great favor, and Fll remember it
I to my dying day.'
" ' Find your man, Feter?"
'•' You liet I did. The rascal had that
machine of his in the back room, and
was oiling me np. I just went up to
him with thin trusty six-shooter (it was
about a yard long), and put it to bin ear,
and says I: 'Hindi out!' Well lie
shelled kind o' lively-like, snd I mashed
it into a thousand pieces. No Federal
gallery in mine!'
"Well, when the surrender came,
Peter was under the conviction that the
whole Federal government had com
bined to capture him, and he sot out
for California on foot. Yes, he's out
there yet, waiting for the animosity
against him to cool down."- Wanking
ton IxtpiiiU.
Iron vessels of large tonnage are dis
placing small wooden crafts on onr
great inland fresh waters aH well us on
the ocean.
Physicians in the mining regions suy
that tho presence of diphtheria is di
rectly traceable to oleomargarine, adul
terated molasses, sugar, etc., which aro
largely used in that section.
By means of a strictly vegetable diet
Dr. Huroau de Villenenve Htates that
ho has succeeded in ridding himself of
attacks of gouty rheumatism, with
which hehudl>ccn afflicted for years,
and of wuich several of his ancestors hud
llerr Kohlrausch, in Heiman's Father
ZeUunt/, proposes not to extract tannin
by boiling powdered astringents, but by
reducing them to fragments of tho size
of a nut, ami treating them in it series
of dialyzers, the bottom of which is
formed of animal membranes, or of
parchment paper, and permits the free
passage of air.
A remedy for tho objections to the
introduction to the electric light in
doors is proposed by Mr. t.'oad in the
shape of a battery for tho generation of
electricity. This battery is worked bv
a new combination of chemical ingro
| dients not yet published, and tho cur
I rent produci .1 is transmitted directly by
I wires to tho lamps. The resulting
tlame is stated to be absolutely color
-1 leas and of great steadiness and perma
nence. At a recent trial a twenty-cell
imttery was charged and ut intervals of
I thirty hours between each exhibition a
j faultless light of nearly candles was
] yielded for al>ont a month without re
; plenishing.
Expensive Drugs.
There are two mail men in Milwaukee.
One is a bahl-headed man and tlu
other is a druggist. The bald man l< 11
,i doctor that his hair was falling out,
and asked hiiu if lie didn't know of
; something that would stop it. The
doctor said lie would fix him, so he
i wrote a prescription, which was as fol
lows :
Chloride <>r wlium, lo*.
Aqua I'lirs, . - - ho*.
HliaXe ui i| *nd nil> on th< evcrv morn
Tho bald man went to a druggist and
! had the prescription ptit up, paying a
, dollar and seventeen cents for it. He
| asked the druggist if it wasn't a little
l high, but felt ashamed when the drug
gist asked him if he knew how much
aqua pura cost a gallon. He said he
didn't, but *up]*>ft<sl it came high. The
druggist tohl him aqua pura was one of
the most |n netraiing drugs in the store,
and as for • hloride of sodium, there was
nothing like it, and tho war in Peru
had sent it up kiting. Ho said if the
I trouble In Chili kept on there was no
knowing how- high it would be. The
laid man used the medi< ine, and felt a*
though it was doing him good. His
' wife noticed little new hairs rominr
out, and he felt good, i • when the stuff
was gone he took the bottle to the store
and hod it filled again. The chap who
filled it this time was another chap, and
when the bald-headed man threw down a
dollar the d rugger said: "Oh,never mind.
We won't charge you anything for that."
The lald man asked how that was,
| when the dnigger said "(Why. it's only
salt ami water, anyway. The salt is only
two cents a pound and the water is
pretty ehcap this year." The bald man
gave one ga*p, and said, " Well, by the
. great bald headed Elijah, 1 paid adol
| lar for filling that Iwttle before, and I
want my money Itock. It's a bald-loaded
I swindle. I thought that Peruvian story
didn't look plausible." The druggist
j gave the man a IKIX of cigars to keep
! still aliont it, but he won't speak to the
| other druggcr who charged him a dol-
I lar. -.lfi luxtukef Sun.
Large car* nan hear things in general,
and denote brood, comprehensive view*
and modes of thought, while small ears
hear things in particular, showing a dis
position to individualize, often accom
panied hy love of the minute. Large
ears are usually satisfied with learning
i the fact* of the ease, the general prin
j eiples involved—too strict an attention
to the enumeration of details, especially
I all rcixdition of the more nnimportant,
is wearisome to them. People with
such ears like generally, and are usu
ally well fitted to conduct large outer
( prises, to reoeivo and |>ay out large
sums; in buying or selling would prefer
to leave a margin rather than reduce the
qnantity of any sort to the exact dimen
sions of tbe measure specified, and in
giving would prefer to give with free
hand and withont too strict a calcula
tion as to the exact amount. Hmall
ears, on the contrary, dcaire to know
the particulars of a story as well as the
main facts; take delight often in exaro
ing. handling or constrncting tiny spec
imens of workmanship; are disposed to
be exact with respect to inches and
ounces in buying or selling, to the ex
tent, at least, of knowing the exact
□umber over or nnder tha stated meas
ure given or received. People with
snob ears would in most oaves prefer a
retail to a wholesale bosineaa —Pkr*n
ologfoal Journal.
C'o-oprrsll *r> lliiM,|,rplis.
hour poor Philadelphia housewives
joined in the purchase of tt whole barrel
of flour, and found it considerably
cheaper than their previous practice of
buying a few pounds st a time. They
extended the plan to other supplies, and
then to additional members. Next they
hired a room and a woman to superin
tend the purchases and distribution.
Fifty families now get nil their grocer
ies through this association at the low
est wholesale prices,
" M r," and ••
The old custom was to call young
women M MS and older women Mrs., tho
ago of thirty being about the dividing
line, regardless of whether they were
married or not. Elizabeth A. Kingsley
writes to the \\'<nn< n'% Journai that the
| usage was right and ought to be re
j vived. "It is annoying," she says, "to
be introduced to Mrs. Brown, a silly,
superfleial creature yet in her teens,
and the next moment to be presented
to Miss Williams, who at a glance we
perceive to be an intellectual, noble,
brood waled woman of thirty-five or
forty, worth more than a dozen like
j Mrs. Brown."
I (•rru inline*.
Grenadine dresses are universally
popular, atul reasonably so, for they are
useful as well as pretty. There are
many new designs in black grenadines.
Plain silk grenadine# are trimmed with
blaek net frills, dotted and scolloped
| with white silk; others have steel trim
mings, combined with a quantity of
Spanish luce. Two kinds of grenadines
are used in one dresu striped grenadine
for the skirt and broche grenadine for
the bodice and trimmings; sometimes
the waistcoat ami tahlier arc satin, cm
-1 broidcred with steel beads and bugles.
Bayadere stripes of steel, on blaek net,
are very effective trimmings on block
gn nadine dre -sen.
Iti-morest aaya the handsomest grena
dine* this neaaon arc atripcd rather than
brocad-d, anil wimi' very elegant jat
tern* have an oj*n-work ground run
with gold nr silver threads, with raised
jilai 1 figures of pluah. Itarnier or
chcrker-ltoard patterns are also seen in
grenadinea. So-called painted grena
dines are pattern dresse*, and in moat
I'IM'H an* accompanied with a colored
fashion plate illustrating the most
effective method of making up the toilr-t.
Manj other pretty pattern costume* are
imported in lanes with ernhroideries or
lace and plaitingn made np for trim
ming. Some of the materiala in these
dress pat terns are of colored Bavonaiae
wool,summer aergra and French satteen*.
In many cje i a pretty fan ar.d jmtav 1
to match a<-company the jattorn.
Nrtuu mill Notr-a for \\ ornrn.
The fun*ml >f a New York young
lady who died the ether day coit h< r
father $.1,000.
Yinnie R*III lloiic intend* to pre
sent her buet of General Custer to hi*
In Pari* false ear* ar<- a new manu
facture for the toilet. Ladies who tbink
liter have ugly ears place the*e artistic
production* under luxuriant tresses of
false hair, fasten tliem to the natural
ear*, ami wear them for show.
The heroine of a recent novel is quite
versatile in the crying business. Ii
one place the author says "hereyes
were suffused with salt tears," while in
another he tells n* that " her tears
flowed fresh."
Mrs. Secretary Maine has added an
important amendment to the code of
etiquette adopted when John CJnincy
Adams was secretary of state, ami hence
forth the wires of cabinet officers will
hare their regular reception days, but
will not return the visits then paid
them. 'I he visitation of every one who
saw fit to call at the house of a sec
rotary and leave a card has grown to be
a heavy burden.
L)r, Harding says: The assertion that
American women are feebler than for
eign women is known to be false by
any who have employed foreigners as
domestics. The foreign "helps" are
puffed np by watery vegetables and
coarse bread and look strong; but they
have headaches, bad teeth, sore eyes,
deafness and weak digestion, and they
are tired out by little tasks which their
mistresses can do easily and cheerfully.
Fanhiss fanrlM.
Hbirred waists arc much worn
Bo* plaited waist* am revived.
Almond color is very fashionable.
Foil (raises of la-e are mnsh worn.
Marguerite mitts will again be worn.
Jaliots of la<*e grow longer and fnller.
Small figured satinets will be ranch
The coal arnttle shape i* the favorite
poke lionnet.
(.Bridegrooms and their "beat men"
do not wear gloves.
Glass mosaic is coming in nse for wall
Spanish lace comet in pale rose color
for bonnets.
Louisine skirts are worn with cash
mere overdresses
Hash ribbons a foot wide are used on
block lace dresses.
Suits at summer flannel are trimmed
witli braid arranged in rowa.
Turkish and Altmnian embroidery are
applied Upon net for dress trimming*.
Pink or yellow linings are put in the
brown straw bonnets woni with brown
au it*.
Dreaa good* with one-half plain and
the other striped come for overakirts.
Hhort aleevcH are bordered with bead
lace and bead fringe for evening dreaa.
llibbon phutcd and dotted with Iwada
is worn about the neck around the lace.
Madras mualin wrought in colors ia
Ito be worn over sateen for summer
I d reason.
A new apron front ia four strips of
satin pointed at the end and laced to
j Sleeves rnnat be slightly gathered
I into the armhole* in order to be really
I fashionable.
The dotted Swiss muslin remains the
1 favorite dress of ceremony for young
' girl*.
The favorite shape for fans is the flat
screen of Japanese origin and covered
I with Japan< se figures.
Many milliners use full lace trim
! rnings of flowers of large size for poke
r Mother Hubbard bonnets.
l'ordera in cambric of solid colors
are sewed upon white cheese cloth cur
tains intended for seaside houses.
Watered silk striped in colore that do
not break the watered figure is a nov
elty. It is used for overdresses.
White muslins with embroidery hem
stiching and dots woven in the pattern
arc sold for cool aumm< r gowns.
Japanese straw hat with broad brims
faced with bright color, and trimmed
with bayadere strijied with surah, aill
be a favorite hat for country w<-ar.
Slipper* for evening wear are cut
exceedingly low, and the stockings to
, be worn with them are embroidered in
proportion to the expected display.
The lu st makes of black cloth top
shrew are at present much worn. French
heel* are still seen upon evening slip,
p'-rs and fancy shoes, but on all
other occasions lower heels are the
Many of the new bonnet* formed
entirely of shaded roses are shrouded
with a filmy covering of black or white
beaded gauze, which gives a delicate,
toning effect to the bright flowers,
making them doubly becoming to the
A Curl oil* lAjwrimfnt.
A c< >rr<-|>ondent, writing from New
York, r> lat*-s the following curious 1
l>< rimcnt. wliicb was tried in hi- pres
ence liv a small part; of gf-ntlomen
ca-ually twtnbln] at the house of a
friend Th- heaviest man in the room,
who happened to IK* our host, the Rev.
Mr , was put lying down on three
chairs, his hea.l on one and his l*odj
an<l feet on the other two. Then five
of us each put two fingers under lain,
one taking the head, another the feet,
and so on. and at a given signal all
took a long breath and lifted to
gether. To our amazement we lifted
a man weighing 200 pounds, two feet
from the ehair, with no more effort
than if he had leen a hag of feath
ers. Tw oof the " lifters" were young
ladies, and I know all the persons pre
out. and am eertain of their honesty.
After we had repeated the experiment
several times marked weights were
brought in, and the "lifters" wo
a-ked to estimate about how much
-train they had felt when lifting the
Rev. Mr. —. One person, after trying
different weights, estimated it at two
pounds, another three, etc. Two hnn
drod pounds distribute*] among five j**r
sons would give forty )*>unds to each,
not an easy weight for a woman to lift,
and no one but an athlete would at
tempt to lift forty pounds with two fin
; gore. This et|K'riinent may be tried at
( any time when five or six |*ereons are
| present, and will afford food for rcfloc
] tion.
Word* and Ideas.
After listening with perfect amarc
ment for a full hour to a very talkative
j person, and wondering whether or not
such garrulousneas ia or is not a result
of the superabundance of matter, we
lighted upon this, by l>ean Swift: The
common ftnency of speech in many men,
and most women, is owing to a scarcity
of matter and a scarcity of words; for
whoever is a master of language and
has a mind full of ideas will be apt in
speaking to hesitate upon the choice of
••oth; whereas common speakers hare
only one set of words to clothe them in,
and these are always ready at the
mouth; so people oome faster out of a
church when it ia almost empty than
, when a crowd ia at the door.
" What," said a teacher, "is that ia.
vincible power that prevents the wicked
man from sleeping Mid causes him to
toss about U|on his pillow, and what
should be do to enjoy that peace which
pas-cOi all understanding?" "Hew up
the hole in tbo mosquito-bar," was the
prompt answer from the bad boy at tha
foot of the claas.