Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, March 13, 1884, Image 3
Tho Qold that Wears. Wo on* fve thv gnntstt )tts Wltfit tl ••"* MIQ th lii'ftth< r. Ami 1 pmaiiMNl my lvv to l><k Kr the ||IS-UHII fttltiitttt etbt>r Thut wn I mailt niiuht w! Whto the IMIVN ere R| Am! Ilvs and lut Inueilier. Shs rut me n t## front bar ntit-browu Uuir, A* 1 WIIMMWI l r li|*n of cltarry. And gntrv lur a riitjd of lb* olil-tini* g*M, With a •*oia like iht* mountain harry An clear and bins A* I tar syaa wsff trua— Bwsst •>•, #.• bright and merry ! " The wealth ol my lots It all I h irt To ftva you," h |.|. In turning . ** The K>*lU that wears Ilk th a raldiaut -t m In yondar blue- mult burning ' And I took the trust As a mortal must Whose soul for lovs Is y warning. Fats kept ns apart fr many ya*r, And the blue tea r>llfl hetsern u. Though I ki*d each day the ntit-hruwn tr*%s, And made fr*h vow# to Venus— Till I .tight my bride, Ann Vats ileftel, That had failed front lots to wean us. I found my luvi at the grteu gale When the dsw was u the hlher And ws twain wars wed at ths little kirk la the pl.mser.t autumn weathsr ; And ths gold that w*Mirs Now sooth**# my care*. As we live and love t< gather. MME. AUGUSTFS LION* I (Translation from Horace Berlin.) i. She had come, one summer Sunday, ' to erect her canvas booth under I lie poplars of tbe village of I.e ('ours, not very fur from the church. <>n *-i*lter • side of the enttaiice there win a Airing painting representing lions of enormous size, with open jaws and waving manes —rising upon their hind leg- as though seeking to devour tbe spectator-. Tbe peasant-,especially the women, felt cold chills run down their backs; snl iu spite of the pressing nppeiiU of the doorkeeper, no one dared for a l<>ng time to enter the interior. At last w!n-n the tux collector—who was un ex-officer of zouave:—mode up his niitnl to cross tin- threshold -•!' the ' menagerie, sotue of the villugcrs sum moned up courage enough to follow him. A \x<y moved back u sliding partition ' in the cage, and p<>k< -i a big iron pitch' , fork between the bar-. Then a lion wi -cen to ri-e up painfully—an aged lion, all broken down and worn out—a blo d i eyed lion, whose fur was tn-agre and filthy, an<i whose tail was all raw, ex ' coriated, scabby. M'b<-n be yawned, only a few stumps of teeth were visible in bis juws. Madame \ugu-tc dr> w a curtain aside, and introduced herself to the public. She hd a thin face arred with smallpox, and a nose lik •• an eagle's beak. Her faded velvet bedice and tight- specktc-l with greasespot-. never thele-s excited tbe admiralim of the country people. She entered tbe --age, brandishing n whip. The lion uttered a feeble ro.-ir. There was a timid shrink ing toward the doorway on the pari of the spectators —and some of the p,-i* ant women even had one foot on the street. A little* girl sobbed with t.-rr- r, ! and pulled at her mother's dr--<. Madame Auguste, however, flogged the old lion ; and the animal finally re signed him*--]f to the duty of leaping over a bar ; but only to lie down again immediately at tbe further end of his cage. Then the lion-tamer crouched down before the animal, and, opening 1 his mouth, thrust her pitted face again against his jaws. All the spectators uttered a cry of horror, and the women rushed out in affright, communicating their panic to the whole crowd of urchins gathered at the door. A few of the men, seeing that the tax-collector mere ly shrugged his shoulders, held their ground. Madame Auguste then arose with a smile, and the performance was over. \ they went out the country folks discussed the wonderful courage of the lion tamer; and continued to ask one another whether the bars of the cage were really strong enough. The tax-collector was the only one who had a hard word for tbe lion, when they talked the thing over among hi* own circle. "He's lirnp as an old to bacco quid," said he to the notary and the druggist; "I've seen a very differ ent kind of lions in tbe province of Constantino!'' it. Three o'clock bad just struck. The men of the village were atnttsing them* -elves in various ways; some playing at piquet in the tavern, others at ten pins on the public road. The women were hurrying by to disappear within tbe door* of the church, where ve-pers were commencing. The peal of bell from tbe steeple alone broke the silence of I.e t'ours. which soon appeared com pletely deserted. Behind the canvas booths a thin column of smoke was rising from the roof of the canary colored wagon, with its shafts in air. Madame Auguste was cooking in her traveling-car. The menagerie was tranquil; the old lion continued to sleep, and tbe menag trie boy bad gone to the inn to sec whether Madame Auguste'* horse and mule had received their peck of oats. But after a little while, the lion teased aud harraaned by flies, opened one eye, moved his tail, and rubbed his head against the bars. Forthwith the barred door by which Madame Auguste had entered tho cage moved upon its binges, uml stood fljir. It hud not b*-n proper ly secured, iiml nobody had observed tho fuel not even the lion, who hud bun down more contentedly limit usual lifter the departure of hi* mistress. The captive |>u*hed lIIN muzzle against tin* d< or, looked before li in, and after moment'* hesitation, leaped into the booth. lie proceeded very slowly, very cunningly, and poked hi* bead through the calico curt iin which concealed the e trance of tho tncnsgciie fioin the public, he COUTH had all the aspect of an uninhabited place. The lion stepped into tho street and halted again. Then be recommenced li > promenade, but very timidly, with an embarrassed air—as though very dc. trustful and supremely suspicious, ttaie would have thought that he hud already regretted having proceeded so tar; uttd every once iu it while he would turn bis bead half-round to look at his domicile. Nevertheless be skirted the church w all, and finally took up bis position tinder the porch, without making the slightest noise. The church doers bad been left w.de open, because of the heat, and witlrn u profound silence reigned, broken only by the outbursts of the preacher's voice from the pulpit, and the mad music of the crickets from the neighboring trees. The | ricst had i nly just commenced his sermon ; and the peasnm women in their rows of straw bottomed chairs, were either li-tening or yielding to the drow-iiicss of the hot day. I It WHI the bendb who first pcrcch - d the enormous aba low of the lion upon the wall of tin* port It. lie let his bal herd fall i-> tin- p v- n--nt. ami cried out m a voice half clicked by terror "There's the lion The whole i oiigreg iti"ii was imme diately sc/cd u.th unii:teruble tir->r. • 'hairs and bom In - wore overturned in all directions. S one rushed toward the organ-loft, others t > the door ->f the sacristy,other- (■> the high altar. Whit a- sheets, and with •.. w.M with !• ir. the worn* ti -In • k--d helple-ly 01 utior etl uumele - i ro I'he children ytllo'l, nn 1 • ilbd U| -n lln-ir mothers t<i -avc them, ---voral peasant women almost d.ed "t ir ght, and huddled together in the ii.- ,a. tu ,21 b-l i;iig tlie.r breath 'rotn t.-rror. I'cople trampled - i-li other >li the pulpit stairs to hind tie- altar on either side of the -am tuury railing. I'rayer took-, obsp'.c's, bs-nches, stools,candle -no!.- and oonoi wor-- scattered • n the do >r. The l-e idle hel batrii eled hilll self within the confessional ; the chan ter, whose face was fully lit by a gu-li of light from the window, was livid, and his knees were knocking together al most violently enough t-> break the lxinc-. A I ttle boy till? b. 1 • juec/e i himself under a big chair thrust out from betwixt the run.', a face comically distorted by tears of terror. Thesacris- t tan hail run tip the -teeple -tar. and ws ringing the bell with all hi- might, as if there was a conflagration to hi- ex. tinguisbed. The few women who had succeeded in getting out of the church with the first rush, were running through all the streets ~f the village, throwing up their arm-, and screaming for help. The priest alone—who. from the height of hi* pulpit—had seen the wild beast walk quietly away— tried to re establish some calm among the faithful. But his voice waa lost in the tumult of the panic ; and already, front all the houses, drinking place*, club rooms, taverns, etc., men were running to the soene armed with I<efaur*hetix revolvers, pitchforks, apits and billiard queue*. Tbe lion, indeed, had very quietly re traced bis way to the menagerie, as soon as he had heard the beadle's halberd fall on tbe church pavement. Madame l August" at once rushed at her boarder, raining lashes upon him with her whip, and hurried him into the cage, with many kicks in the hinder portion of bis emaciated body. But the whole village had been tor rified. Headed by the tax collector, wlio had taken down an old revolver from his panoply, the peasants poured into the booth ; and, in spite of the supplica tions and even tears of the lion-tamer, who clasped their knees in her vain despair, they put the muzzle* of their weapons to the brute's head and blew his brains out. One peasant even carried his ferocity so far a* to above a billiard cue down the lion * throat. The village folks seemed to have been wrought up to a pitch of unheard of fury; and every possible term of abuse, invective, and insult were lavished upon the wretched animal's carcass. ''And now,'' shouted tho tax collector to Mme. Auguate.who had almost faint ed with grief, "now this will tench yon that 1 have never been afraid of lions 1" lit. Madam* Auguste long regained mo tionlesa with grief and despair. Her lion represented all her earthly |wsee. sions, her only resources—besides, he had grown old in the menagerie, rtnd his submission, his docility, were extra ordinary. She would not think of re maining any longer in the midst of such people ; and she gate orders to pack up and leave town thai vaty evening. lint at the approach of nightfall the sky clouded up quickly and heavily. A furious wind cotne whistling through the trees, tearing away the leaven and whirling them abroad, and the thunder began to roar in the distance. Nevertheless, Madame Auguste'n two wagons left the vidage hy the highroad The storm hurst over the country, lie tween the shafts of the traveling wagon trotted a great hig mule from whose Hanks the rain-water poured in stream*. The old horse who pulled the other vehicle containing the carcass of the lion, hung his head sadly under the furious downpour. The thunder rolled madly overhead : and, !./ the light of the lightning, Madame Auguste showed her tear-streaming face at the little hark window of her wagon and at in. tervals thing the epithet, cowards! into the greit tumult of the tempest. About Boja. It buys wish to succeed in life, let them bear burden when young, and let not the vanity or misguided affection of parents or guardians allow them a life of perfect ea-e and nan restriniit. Never suffer a boy to shirk his duty until shirking become* a habit, nor permit him to take the easiest and ; lightest part of any employment be. , cause it requite* less effort, hut leach him not that muscles must be devel oped and strengthened by proper exer- J Clse, if ho would bo healthy, and not : toil ennoyblcs th. hoy or man. and it is as necessary for him to lake bis p irl as for others. Never suffer a boy to dodge around as if seeking for something to do when reality he is only trying to ki op out of the way or work or codevormg to kill time, in order that another may pre form what he is anxious to shun. Let him endures cold fatigue, < xpoe' ure. privation, if you would make him strong, energetic, self reliant, and un (Otnpliuniiig. The more luxurious arid effeminate bis life, the greater will be lli* needs, ami the more severe and d> pressing h di* ippointnu nts and trial . lor the latter must fall to the lot o! every child of earth, being no exemp lion law for any. Teach boys to enlarge their moral sense and to sharpen, not blunt, their sensibilities, and let them he slow to re pedu-have the higher claims and d< msnd* of an exalted manhood. Biys should he taught method and economy, for without these essentia! • b* success all effirti may prove a failure in securing a living. I.l them have a place for evertyhing. and keep u there so that when wanted no lime may be lost in a fruitless search : and let every boy he taught to ecjnotr. XP bis me-.tis and never permit the outlay to he eipial to the income, for if this be the cut be may strive forever, and never lay up anything for a ra ny day, Never suffer a boy to say "I don't care," when be has cntamilted some misdemeanor or been derelict In ibe discharge of any duty, for after awhile he will learn to believe be does noi care to violate any law, civil, SOMISI or domestic. Let boys pursue, if possible, that vocation which nature wisely hints she would have them follow, as tasie ai d inclination are powerful stimulants vo excellence in any pursuit, and nature's plans should not be thwarted. Scores of first rate vacancies are daily presented to honest, steady industriou*. 1 tidy, polite, active, intelligent boys, and : it ia their fault if they do not fill them lawyers, merchants, ministers, tercher* and artisans of every craft are daily dropping away from their places and eome one must fill them, and it is left ! for the boja and young men of the present day to say whether they will i faithfully discharge the duties of (hose ' poets of honor and usefulness, and step into the front rnnka of life, or sink into obscurity and jwiventy by neglecting to cultivate the higher virtues and qusli tie* that will secure them at lasting fame, when their names have been cut in stone upon same perishing epitaph.— Haltimorean. The Muacloa. The chief function of the muscles ia to contract, and thus to move a given part by drawing toward itself the ten don which connects the two—the part and the muicle. Some of the muscles are moved hy a nerve-force sent from the brain by the well—others act inde pendently of the will, aa most of the in ternal -muscles. Still others as the muscles concerned in breathing are in the main independent of the will, and yet oan be controlled by it to some ex tent. Again, even those whose ordinary movements are determined by the will, oen bo operated on independently of it by what la called "reflex" nervous ac tlon. In thia case a sensation runs up toons of the brain oen ters, and then, without going as high as the region of intelligence, runs down a nerve of mo tion to the supposed muscles. This is so witbtbe convulsive move menla "f hysteria, eplleapy, etc. Habitual acta become in time larpely, if not wholly, reflex, thus relieving the mind from superintending them. A bird can fly and a fish can awim without a braiu through this reflex power. No oue knowa what the moving force in whioh ao wanderfully plana between the brain and the muscle*. It ia uot electricity, although the muaolea even of a dead man can he moved by tbia I latter force. In every department of science wo soon strike the limits o' the kuowable. Sometimes, as in cholera (St Vitus | dance) there is a wild movement of the muscles, often fearfully viovent and utterly uncontrollable. Some- i thing, at in locomotor ataxia, so called, J there is an irregular action oftbavolun tary muscles—the legs, arms, and head moving grotesquely in walkikg. Some times, at in a trance, the limbs of a patient can be placed by another in the queerest postures, and the former wilj not have the slightest power to change ! them, although he may have the pos session of his senses. The muscles retain noro or less of their peculiarity for a time after death. ' The heart of some animals will beat for hours removed from tno body. In some <-a*e of death from cholera and yellow fever, a certain convulsive force may continue for awhile. One man, several hours after death from cholera, brought his hands together HI.-I lifted bis arms into the air, repeating it for I some time. Youth'* Companion, Tho Futuro of our Etirlh If ihc force at the back of all growth all complexity and all chang- on earth i* that which the nc has steadily su| • plied to it through count!.-** ages, and still supplies, it is plain that when this force fails as fail it one day must, there will he a steadily declining develop merit and a rapidly increasing d- g- ner ation of things, an undoing by regres sive decomposition* of what lias been d. ne by progressive combination through the succession of the ages The disintegrating process may be ex peeled to take effect first upon Ihe high ist product* of evolution, and to reach in deepening succession the low , lower lowest organization and org mtic com pounds. The nation* that have ri-<-n 1 high in complexity of development will deteriorate and be broken up, to have their places taken hy less complex as •ociatioo* a* inferior individuals; these n turn will yield place to Ampler and | feeble unions of still more degraded be | ings ; specie* after specie* of animal* and plants will first degenerate and ! then become extinct a* the worsening i -ondition of life render in itn|>o*aih!e for '.hen to continue the struggle for ex is l ten e a tew scattered fam.iie* of degra led human beings, living perhaps, in • now hut* n<r the rquatcr very much • s hUquunsux live now near the pole will rejn-sint tin lat wave of there •••di'.g tide of human existence before its hnitl extinction ; until the last a roxen earth, incapable of cultivation, is .eft without energy to produce a living pa'tic'e of any ort, and so death itself ia dead."—/Wy an I Wilt, Tho Belle of New York There have been many charming girl* in N*w York society of recent year* and a number whohave b.-en considered beauties in their particular set*, but until recently no one ha* lcen the ac know lev i*rd queen of unmarried women through the length and breadth of New York society. Mis. Mar on is i now known a* the most heautifal girl |in New York. She is tall, her figure is I exquisitely moulded and her eyes are superb. She i* quite dark and extreme lv graceful. Whenever Miss l.angdon consent* to dance with the leader of a gernian the struggle for invitations i* breathless and prolonged. Mist Lang don ha* been en gage-1 several times, tint in every instance the engagement ha* la-en broken off quietly and nothing more heard of it. lavst summer her engagement to Perry Belmont w> otfi eially announced, ami the marriage *,v to have taken place this spring at New port, hut for tome reason which la* ' never come out the affair was broken off. Everybody *ey* Belmont didn't do it and that the rupture wn* entirely due jto Mi** Lnngdon'* caprice. 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