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44 Men Brave."
Brave one, who nobly fell,
I trinmph while t grieve.
And love your honor far too well
To wish that you might live.
It i# because 1 love
With love that's limitless,
Mv thoughts can pais. themselves aixtve
Love's common selfishness
Just, Iwave, and good, and true,
Pure heart, of spotless name,
I try to be as just as von.
And grudge yon noi your fame
And grief must not appear
To sully with sad fires tli—
Dear heart but it is bant to bear !
The glory of thy death.
Yet if our host must die.
What is there left to savs *
Whv should the weak have victory,
The strong ones but a grave ?
Rut from their graves they speak
" This is our victory,—
Thvt we go d<iwn to save the weak
Who haw not strength to die."
Ye*, you have laurels won.
The cypres* is my share.
But in my h.wrt ot hearts alone
The mounting sign PU wear.
Settler Ont Your Crumt a.
Amidst the freezing aleet ami sttos
The timid robin tivmcs;
La pity drive hint not away,
Itut's-atter out your crumbs.
And leave your door upon the latch
Tor whosoever COOK*;
The poorer they more welcome give.
And scatter out your crumb*.
All have to spare, tiotie ars too p>x r,
Wh. n want with winter comes ;
The loaf is never all your own,
Then scatter out your cnuufis.
Bo=ui winter fall* upon your hfr ;
The day of reekoutagt comes,
Against your sirs, by lugh decree.
Are weighed those scattered crumb*.
tor tax rtLvtitit uuz.
Wall, no ! 1 can't tell whar he lives.
Because he don A hve, yo.i see;
Leasts av n he's got out of the halul
Of Imu' like vou aud me.
Whar have vou been Aw the last Ihiee year
That you haven A heard folks tell
How Jimmy Udtdso ja*a.d in hi# checks.
The bight of the 1 Amine B*Us *
He wercuA no saint—th. m engiuivrs
Is all pretty much alike—
One wifc in N'stclu i-under-the-Hill
And another onr here, in Pike.
A kee.ri.ws man in his talk was Jim,
And an awkward man in a rv
But be a. v. r fiunkod and he never be,!,
1 reckon he never knotted how.
And this was all the religion he had—
TO treat his engine well;
Never he passed on the nver ;
To mtnd the pilot's bell;
And if ever the l'rairie Bell look lire -
A thousand times he swore.
He'd hold her nozzle agin the bank
Ti l the last soul got aahotv.
All boats has their .lay on the Mbaisxip.
And hex .lay come at last—
The Mow-tar was a better host.
But the Belle site wouldn't l>s passed.
And so die come tear.ii' along that night—
The eldest craft on the hue.
With a nigger ivjuat unber safety ralve
And her turuace crammed, rosin and pine.
The tire bust out as she claml the bar,
' And burnt a hole in the night.
And quick as a flash she turned and made
Tor that wider-hank on the right.
There was running and cursing, but Jim yelled
Over U the infernal roar,
" Til hold hi r nozzle agin the bank
Till the last galoot's ashore."
Through the hot, black breath of the burning
Jim Biodso'a voice was hrwr.t.
And they all had trust in his cus®edne-s.
And kiiowvd be would keep his word.
And son 's you're born, they all got off
Afore the" smokestacks fell—
And Bludso's ghost went up alone
In the sstoke of the Prairie Belle.
He werenA no saint—but at judgment
Td run mv chance with Jim,
T ncside > r xnie pious gvntleman
That wouldn't shake hands with him.
He a run his duty, a dead sure thing—
And went for it thar and then :
And Christ air.t a coin' to be too hard
On a man that died for men.
WHY HE MARRIED.
" And don t you know when you will
jjass through this part of the country again.
44 No I don't." said the old bachelor, de
He was something of a bear to answer
so crustily when Babara Smith stood in
the doorway, with the shadowy lashes
drooping over the soft brown eyes] and the
roses melting into deep carmine on her
rosy cheeks, until her muslin dress was
plain in comparison. Such a pretty, big
eyed, loving little Barbara as she wa<, in
all the blonde freshness of her eighteen
summers, and the soft sigh that fluttered
from her lips as the one-horse carriage
drove away, was checked instantly. Bar
bara bad no idea of becoming a victim to
unrequited lore, though she had rather
lanned Mr. Yerley during hi* brief aerjuni
at her lather's house.
Mr. Verley drove a war through the
rustling green draperies of the summer
lanes, whistling sadly as he drove.
*• I. shall be in very good time for the
I±3o tnun, r ' he meditated to himself.
*' Punctuality is the soul of business, and 1
never was one of the behind-hard tribe,
thank Providence. Besides, 1 think it was
becoming dangerous to remain in that
place any longer. I am thirty-nine to
morrow. and that k just twenty y cars too
old lor me to eo making a fooi of mrself.
Fancy me getting married ! No you don't.
Joseph Verier, my friend.' 1
As be settled himself comfortably in the
crowded railroad car, and opened a letter,
the subject again occurred to his mind
with carious pcrsktancc.
''The letter of my poor brother's exou
tor came just IU time, or I should certainly
hare fooled away more time than would
bare been sensible or profitable. Poor
dear Harold; I don't see what cn earth
possessed him to fell sick and die on his
way home from Venice ami leave his
daughter on my hands too. Why could
he not have left a son instead of a daugh
ter? 1 never did understand a woman's
ways, and what's more, 1 don't want too.
1 am to meet her at Spccdville. and take
her home with uie. "OH" groaned Mr.
Verier, referring despairingly to his letter.
'• And what I'm going to do "with her when
I get there, I'd like to know! fsappose
she's a great creature, with ringlets and
riblwns, and just as lik-ly as not an Italian
lover talking sentiment to her—a creature
that reads Byron, and keeps an album,
and eats slate-pencils ami chalk. I'll semi
her to a boarding school, that's what I'll
do with my niece—and perhaps when she
has graduated there the schoolmaster can
suggest some means of getting rid of her.
Of course she'll have a dozen large trunks,
and a bonnet box and a parrot's cage—
that's the way women generally travel, I
believe. I am glad lam out of the way
of Barbara's fascinations now."
Mr. Vcrlry looked out of tbc car win
dow, in a sort of calm desperation at the
prospect before him.
*' 1 suppose she'll want a piano, and may
be a poodle dog, and there's no knowing
what ejse. I don't see why Harold want
ed to die and Jeare hts daughter to my can*
just now. SpeedTille station—twentv
seven miles further. I wish it was
twenty-seven hundred miles—that's what
_And with this vindictive sentiment in
his mind, our hero tied a red silk handker
chief over his head, and tried to lose him
self in a series of brief| troubled dreams,
wherein the vision of a tall, nice young
lady figured conspicuously*.
"Are we here already 7" he stammered,
starting to bis feet, as the conductor
bawled out "Speedville Station," and
seizing umbrella, valise and traveling
shawl, with the bustling bewilderment
peculiar to people just aroused from sleep,
Speedville was rather a large-sized vil
lage. situated at the junction of several
railways, yvith an imposing American
Gothic structure for adept. Into this
building Mr. Verley walked, looking right
and left for the young laffy whose guardian
ship he was to assume.
tt of course," he responded mentally,
"she'll be on the lookout for mc; women
are proverbially curious."
But Harold Verley's daughter was not
on the lookout for her uncle. When the
crowd incident to the evening train had
subsided and the people had gone their
different ways, the only remaining occu
pants of the depot were Mr. Verley, a lame
old man who sold peanuts and apples, and
a decent looking colored woman, yvith a
brilliant Madras turban on her head, yvho
took care of the building. Neither of these
could be his niece, so Mr. Verley, after a
little perplexed hesitation, addressed him
self to the colored woman, who was busily
polishing the window with • piece of
crumbled newspaper. *
FRED, KURTZ, Editor aud Proprietor,
"Ahem! I ivu to meet my nio-e here
U'-<U ( V, and 1 iWt see lier."
'• A our uiec®, >ir } what is her uaun? f"
"O yes ir: she has W--n liere these two
hoars, ties# her dear heart ; she asleep
44 Asleep!" gasped Mr. Ved#y; but the
ttetvinhw only au->wervtl hint to hu-iliiu:
:nto theiuner apartment and bringing out
w hat appeared to be a eompact bumUe,
w ih a |>inh face at one end of it. and a ma .*
ot long trailing embroideries at cV other.
Josenlt \ crtoy rveoikd as far a> the an
gle of the wall would permit him.
•Win iC>r. hafcfP*
"To \>e sure it is, sir," said the woman
"and as tine a little girl as ever I saw ;
hies- her sweet blue eyes,"
" But isn't there a nurse or some uoh
|et>on here, who would take charge of
" There was a uur-e brought her on, sir,
a queer foreign-looking thing, with a yel
low skin and hair as black as night, and
big gold hoops in her cars ; but hc talked
something about the tie\t steamer— I
couldn't understand her lingo, sir—and
went right hack to New York on the two
Jiwcph \ erley st<>od aghast, staring at
the rosy lahy as it lay crowing in the wo
man's arm-, and wondering winch of Lis
lucky stars he should call on to aid him in
this unfookcl-for emergency. A full-grown
young lady uteoe would have been bail
enough—but a baby !
"So this is my niece," be muttered.
" And w hat am 1 going to do with her ?"
He turned suddenly to the colored
•' \V hat time does the neat train for
\V infield leave ?"
" lit an hour, air."
" Would you be kind enough to take
care of the child till then ? I suppose I
must take it home with me; for 1 can't
very well drown it, or throw it under the
" Sir 1" ejaculated the astonished stew -
But Mr Verley turned on his heel and
strode out of the depot, scarcely able at
first to comprehend the disaster that bad
The train was at the depot when he re
turned, and the woman await-d him with
the sleeping infant in her arms.
•• A-leep, eh '" commented Mr. Verlry.
" Well that's luck v."
" Where's the nurse, sir P inquired the
*• The nurse 1 What nurse P
" Why, I suppose you want to get a
"Never once thought of it!" ejaculated
Joseph madly smiting hi* forehead. "Here
—give the thing to me quick, the train is
He had hardly time to spring or board,
as the locomotive gave an unearthly shriek
while the bahv followed suit in Loth re
He staggered to his seat, holding the
umbrella and child in owe hand, while in
the other his valise swung backward and
" There! there! bless its little heart ?
he exclaimed, imitating the colored woman
" We won't crv—so we won't."'
But the baLv evidently had an opinion
of its own on the subject, and would cry
in spite of the various blandishments prac
tice*! by the bewildered uncle—such a*
shaking the umbrella handle, swiuging his
watch, and trotting both knee*.
People began to look around, reproach
fully ; young men shrugged their shoulders,
and young ladies giggled.
" Hu>h ! hush! there's a darling!" whis
pered Mr. Verier.
But still the baby wept and wailed, and
gnashed its gnm, for of teeth it had but
two. Mr. Vcrley began to look round in
the car in search of some matronly dame
of whom he could seek counsel, hut in
vain. They were only three ladie* in the
car. and they were young, with ivuud hats
and dimpled cheeks.
"They dou't know any thing aliout it,"
groaned Mr. Verier, in anguish of spirit.
" Oh, why didn t 1 have common *en-e
enough to go and get a nurse ? I suppose
there is no danger of a baby bursting it*
lungs; but I should think if there was
such a contingency, thr* baby was in a fair
way of meeting it. Well, roar away, my
voung friend; 1 can stand it as long as you
Vain boast, as futile as vain, as Mr.
Verley very soon discovered. The baby
not only cried, but it screamed, it kicked,
it doubled itsel'over in more ways than a
contortionist's wildest dreams could imag
ine, and became apparently frantic with
passion. The perspiration broke out in
huge beads on Joseph's bsow; his face
flushed, and still the cars thundered on.
"What's to become of me?" he puni
er* d, holding desperately on to the strug
gling infant by the sasb'that encircled its
little waist, and watching its purple fere
with a species of detestation. '• I don't
wonder Harold died. I shall die in a week
if this thing goes on. And it seems so
easy for Barbara Smith to take eare of her
little brothers and si.-tens. If Barbara was
And Verley pulled the baby up into a
sitting posture with a sudden jerk.
" I'll do if," quoth Mr. Verley, " I'll
take the hack express at four in the morn
ing and go straight there. Ah you may
stop crying, you little hypocrite; but it
won't do any good; I'm "not to lie caught
twice in the same trap."
Barbara Smith was watering her tube
roses in the bright morning sunshine, with
the valise and baby in the carriage.
"Dear me, Mr. Vcrley," she ejaculated,
blushing 'celestial rosy red." " Why, what
a sweet baby."
"Yes, very sweet," he responded dryly.
"It is my niece that I was to meet at
** W'hy, I thought that she was a young
"So did I; but it seems she's not. Bar
bara, what d you suppose brought me
liack 7" lie added, speaking very fast for
fear the baby would cry.
'• I dou't know," faltered Barbara, crim
soning still more. " Perhaps you forget
" Yes, I did."
'•What was it 7" said Barbira, a little
'• I forgot to ask you tf you would marry
" Dear me! was that all 7" said the
young lady demurely.
" Isn't that enough 7 Say, Barbara,
will you 7"
" I'll think of it," answered Barbara, eva
" No, but tell me now. Quick —the
baby's waking up."
'* Well then—yes."
Barbara had taken the little thing in
her amis, and disappeared before it had
time to utter its waking yell.
A week afterward Mr. Joseph Verley
took the 12:30 return train with his wife
and niece, the happiest of reclaimed old
bachelors, and it was all the unconscious
IN ORDER to improve the food supply
the New England papers are urging "a
better and more provident system of
fanning all through the East. They are
also arguing against the transportation
of cattle in bulk, declaring that the bone
and offal should be left at the West, as
the expense connected with them is a
charge opon the meat we consume.
A scoffer, residing in Hartford, Ct.,
who has been contending that he could
not learn from the most careful reading
of the papers what good the scientific
party on Mount Washington is doing,
was dumbfounded, when he learned by
the daily report that they had discover
ed " a snow-flake of a heretofore nnde
CENTRE HALL REPORTER.
1 have not found her, but I know
That aomew here on Utv fruit fid earth,
The stars of love and Joy have sung
Their welcome to her happy Urth.
I have uoi found her, yd 1 kuow
How, year by year, the gentle days
Have lest her up, through light and U*U.,
The lovely heights of woman ways.
1 dream her eyes are softly dark ;
ltut whether dark or heavenly blue,
1 kuow the light wtthtu theiu is
My life's North star, so bright and true !
1 dream her mouth is sweetly proud,
Reticent since it wait# for me ;
And "round her brow her bmwu hair lies
In perfumed wavelet#, light and free.
Of voice and baud, and lightsome step,
The blissful kisses of her mouth,
I dream, as one who, (iator-UiBM,
Dream# of (he ever ra.haut South
1 have not fouud her, yet 1 shall
Though Tate Nsoi coldly to defcr,
She is my owu. Aud I w ill keep
My Hfo all pure and true for her.
An Australian Hush Story.
Soon after mv arrival tu Australia, 1
obtanusl, tlirvtugh the influence of soutc
friends in Melbourne, a la rtli in the
mounted police. The sen ice there differs
very much from wltat it is in other
countries, nearly all the members of the
corjui being well-educated gentlemen,
tuany the younger scions of noble boiiaea,
who like the adventurous life they lead
1 was stationed up country near iktllurut,
and the chief duty upon which that
branch of the force was engaged was
protecting the squatters from the depre
dations of bushrangers. A rough ami
often hlood-thir#ty lot these fellows are.
The lender of one of the most jtowerftt!
gangs was named Morgan, a wild and
dasperate fellow, wh >se very name wua
a terror to peaceable settlors. t)ne
Spring—Spring there, by the way. is
about October—we received in format ton
at headquarter* that the mail l>a<l ltet-n
"stuck up" between Avona and Mount
Alexander, and that many squatters'
shanties had Ixs-u des|Miiled by a large
body of bushrangers ; and from the de
scription given of the leader, little doubt
remained but that the gang awe tmprised
of Morgan and bis satellites. Our chief
detailed eight of us to scour the country,
and if possible bring the marauders to
justice, and as a large reward was offered
for Morgan—dead or alive—we set out
full of rest for the chase. The inspect >r
hemling our party was Hurry Holler, the
second son of an English Baronet, a
frank, genial, open-hearted fellow, brave
as a liou. It was Sunday evening when
we arrived at a little store kept as a sort
of holf-tvav house, for journeying dig
gers, and there we concluded to atop for
the night We picketed our horses HI. a
kraal outside, made a hearty su]i|ier.
rolled ourselves up in our opossum rugs,
and. wearied by our long ride, sank
quietly to sleep. In the middle of the
night I was aroused by a little aborgine,
who had craw led in on his stomach ami
a.traet.nl my attention by gently squeez
ing my nose. "Lags here!" he whis
pered softly, as I raised my head in
astonishment. I listened attentively for
a moment, and then heard a horse whinny
outside, and shortly afterwards a tramp
ling of horses. Rolling over and over,
I aoon gained Boiler's tide, awoke him
and put my finger on his lip as a caution
to him to be silent. "The gang are
outside, and are probably stealing our
horses," I said in a hushed voice. He
sprang to his feet and commenced softly
arousing our comrades, " Look to your
pistols, boyw, aud come out the front
way. Half of ua go to the right, half to
the left, meet in the rear, and I guess we
will capture the scoundrels," he ordered,
-peaking rapidly, but iu a low tone.
Our party separated as instructed, I fol
lowing liuller round to the right, our
short carbines cocked, and the revolvers
in onr belts ready for immediate use.
As we turned the last gable of the build
ing we came sttddeulv upon a large Itodv
of men, many of whom were monut.il.
while the rest were bnailv occupied
nntethering our horses. " Stand, in the
Queen's name, or we fire!" shouted
Buller, leaping boldly to the front, and
bringing the muzzle of his pi.-ee to bear
ui>oii a swarthy, rough-headed man. who
was evidently the lender. Scarcely were
the words uttered when a flash came
from another direction, and Htiller fell
dead nt my feet with a ball through his
Quick me n ! The Cm flics ore clown an
us, yelled a voice in savage fury, and a
heavy volley followed his words. A
bullet pierced my shoulder and I fell, but
w.iile on the ground I drew mv revolver
and fired at the leader, ft is horse
swerved jnst nt that moment, and received
the hall aimed at his rider. Cursing with
rage, the man strove to free himself from
his fallen steed, and I became aware of n
sharp conflict Vung maintained by my
comrade? and the band of desperadoes,
but I I was unable to rise, and shortly
fainted from loss of blood. When con
sciousness returned, I found myself lying
on my liack securely bound, the rest of
our party iu the same predicament, and
our rough foes mounting guard over us.
" So you've come to, blast ve ! have ver?
Well, I'm glad yer ain't dead vet, for I
owe yer one for my liorse," said Morgan
—I easily recognized him in the flicker
ing glare of the fire they had lighted—
giving me a brutal kick. * They iiHMnted
us to rise, blind-folded our eyes with
bundnges, and led us along by "the sides
of their horses. " Yer thought to trap
us, did yer ?" said Morgan with an oath.
" I guess the boot's on t'other leg. Yer
ain't got long to live ; so spit out yer
prayera if yer know any. Say mates,
the poor wretches may want to soy u
prayer or two before they kick off. lad's
hang them over this precipice ; not by
their neck though. We'll fix the thing
after a new fashion. Knot the end of
each rone, and put it into their hands.
When they are tired of holding on they
can just let go, and hurry off to kingdom
come of their own accord."
This proposition met with unanimous
assent, and the fiends ehuekh d as they
hitched the ropes to the end of a fallen
tree that hung partly over the chasm.
Wa were blind-folded, and I could only
conjecture their movements by their con
versation. Then they unbound my arms,
fdaeed the knotted ends of a rope in my
Kinds, lowered mc slowly over the brink,
and let me swing over in mid air. They
followed the mime course with six com
panions, and then rode off laughing.
Never shall 1 forget tlio agony of the
time when hope seemed forever fled 1 It
was highly improbable that assistance
could arrive in time to save us, for it is
not possible to liang for any length of
time with the whole weight of one's
body solely upon the hands. All my
piwt life coursed vividly through my
mind every little long-forgotten episode
of boy-hood came fresh into my recol
lection. I thought of home, of friends
—ay, of the old fellow, whom you know
is very dear to me ! and I pray etf earnestly
for salvation in the nigh-drawing eterni
ty. Still I held on. The tenacity with
which a man. when in awful peril, clings
to life, is marvellous, and now or at any
other time, I do not believe I could sus
tain my weight for half so long as I did
then. I thought of the yawning chasm
beneath me, in fancy saw cruel rocks
hundreds of feet Ixdow which would re
ceive my mangled carcass. At last the
agony of suspense proved too much for
my nerves ; I felt my fingers relaxing
their bold, and, as ths knot slipped from
•my grasp, I became insensible. "Bravo!
CENTRE HALL. CENTRE CO.. I'A., FRIDAY. FEBRUARY I*7l.
not d.-a.l yet. Chat lie !" My senses re
turned once inure ; and <>|K-iimg inv
oye> 1 auw the stain art form of Will
Hunter#, who had shared a similar fute to
mute, I lending over me, a* he ajirmkled
my face with ioe-001.1 miter It was
brnad day-light. The sun hud risen in
all las glorious majesty, un.l levelled his
streaming rays full ujtou ua. Alt our
mimlver were standing round, save one,
and he lay stiff oil the grass, a eorpae.
Morgan and his band fearing t.i taii-e the
whole country against themselves bv the
wholesale butchery of #. muuy of the
Queen 'a officers ha 1 hung as over u
muff ulsntt ten feet high, so that while
suspended, at no time had our feet been
more than a yard from the ground, hut
they had rightly coiij.vturcd that we
should hung on us long us our strength
permitted, and so give theiu ample time
to escape. The horrors of the situation
had lieen too mueh for Morris —, he
wits but a youngster, and sheer fright
had killed him. We returned to the
store-keeper's, un.l, after interring jioor
Duller atnl Morris in a grove of wattles,
started for Itallarat On arriving there
1 at one.- tendered my resignation, for
my nerves hod received such u shock
thut I felt myself totally in capacitated
IIOM (<dd I* ( reateJ.
A practical engineer in Australiu, who
i* described a-i having " literally dug uj<
his fact*," put* forward a theory eon
renting; the formation of gold vein* in
quartz rK*k. In the course of his ex|ier
imenta in gold mining, this gentleman
studio I the geologieid * well as the
lucrative side, and he arrives at the
following conclusion* : That the aurife
ons quartz lodes never continue their
course iuto the granite ; tlint they are, on
the contrary, invariably broken oft' a* it
were at the jaunt of contract ; that they
are twisted and, turned from their due
course, or else broken up into fragments;
that the ipiartz hxhw are intersected by
granite dykes ; that fragments of granite
art never found in quart/ lode*. and that
ill some instances these butt have been
subjected to the mctauiorphic action of
granite. These facte, when viewed sc
qurnUy and logically, proved to demon
stration that the quartz lode* are of a
date autcrior to the eruption of the
granite rocka There ure quartz bale*
nevertheless sitting in granite, and which
are mid, on doubtful authority, to be
auriferou*. Should this litter j notion
lie established, it would certainly argue
in favor of the more recent formation of
quartz lodes, At j>resent there is no
good reason for anticijMting that that
position can lc maintained.
The quarts lodes, when furring their
egress, often dnuurl*l. fissured, and
rent asunder the enclosing odii*t*, the
opening* noeflWt-ed Wing instantly filled
by the quartz stone, and thus giving rise
to those capricious, irregular, or zig-zag
shapes vulgurl v termed " Eut and West
veins." lint t here ara other than thece*-
mie and geological conditions mentioned
which prevailed at the time of the forma
tion of the quartz lodes, and they also in
dicate the Plutonic character of this dyke
formation. Under this h-ul is to be
reckoned the occuraiicc of felspar in
quartz veins, for it is on established
scientific truth that mica, felspar, and
umjdiibole, or angite. are all miocrals
which cannot be formed nmrt from
igneous chemical .action. Tlii* single
circumstance alone gin.-* far to prove the
original mohen state of the silica of
quartz lodes. Another argument to the
same end may Is- drawn from the fact
that the auriferous quartz lod-s have
exercised a manifest met imorphic etion
on the adjacent walls or casing. They
have done so partly in a mineralogies]
sense, but generally there will be found
a true uietauiorphic alteration of the
A Ib-ioted WifeTotirhlnir Fidelity.
Au Illinois paper says: " Sheriff
Prichnrd tolls its that the wife of George
Hirer, (s<*i)U*uced to the Penitentiary of
tin i State for five jrean for home steal
ing!, followed her husband to the walls
of the prison. They attempted to gut
away from Lcwistown, without letting
her know sUmt it, hut the |Mx>r woman
was evermore on watch at the depot,
and so she was on hand when the offi
cers and prisoners started away last week
and, followiug on the cars, hung aliout
the neck of her htudnuid to the end of
the Journey. Mr*. Hyer had two*
Children. Tie-so she hid delitwrntelv
given away to her people, determined
to reinnin in Juliet, near her husband,
so that she could sec him us often as
Io>wihle, and be ready, at the end of
the live years, to welcome him again to
freedom. She hoped she would le per
mitted to see him often, but this hope
was nidelv toni from her by the stern
prison rules. She can see him hut once
in two months, and then but for two or
three minutes in the presence of a guard.
She can write to him as often as she
pleases, hut he can write in reply only
once a UKgitli. After learning these
facts, the Sheriff tried to get her to re
turn to her family near Peoria; but her
resolution was flrmlv taken. She had
given up home and children to be near
her huniHtnd. and there she determined
to s'av at whatever sacrifice. They left
her afone and frendless, a stranger in a
strange citv, weeping as if her heart
would break, but unwavering in her de
votion to her husband. No entreaty of
hualmnd, or friend, or stranger could
move her heart to leave him in his long
The Profenslon f A Nun.
The ceremonies of the profession of a
nun attracted a large and brilliant audi
ence to the convent, corner of Fifth
Avenue and Seventeenth Street, New
York, recently, the lady Ix-iug Mi*s Ellen
0. White, daughter of a late Judge of
the Superior Court. The chapel was ,
brilliantly lighted for the occasion, the
pure white mai hie nltnr Wing illuminated
by two hundred wax candles, and adorn
ed with vases of rure flowers and gilded
palm-trees. A profession of nuns filed
in and took seats while the choir chanted. ,
Then came Miss White, accompanied
on one side by the Superior-General of
Convents in the United States and
Canada, and on the other aide by the
Assistant Kujierior, followed by a pro
cession of priests and acolytes. The
solemn ceremony opened with prayer
and the blessing of the ring and cross ;
then followed a sermon by Pen* Bcavdc
viu, the distinguished orator of the Order
of Jesuits, and the vows of Miss White,
who knelt at the altar steps. Then the
Mother Superior advnnced anil placed
upon her finger a costly hut plaiu gold
ring, as n proof and token of her baring
chosen the Savior of mankind for her
spouse on this her betrothal day to her
Lord, and at the same time encircled her
neck with adelient-ly-wrought irt chain,
supporting a silver cross, which is for a
sign aud a remembrance to her that she
will take up her cross and hear it cour
ageously for His Bake. After mass the
professed nun advanced with a tall eon
die in her hand, and received commun
ion, after which she was congratulated ,
by her friends.
A lady wishes that Rome one would
invent a "leg-ometer," to attach to
men'H pedals, BO that wives may deter
mine the distance traveled l>y their hus
bands when they " want just to step
down to the post-office for a few minutes
only," of an evening
Chinese sew up pigs' mouths and eves
jto prevent squealing and wandering when
lVuitsi It aula's lusane.
From some careful statisties couocrn
iug the inmate* tr.-at.-d in the great
IVnnsvlvuiuu Luuatie Asylum duriug a
period of years, some imjtortant finds
may be gleaned, giving valuable hints
concerning the age an.l sex which an
most liable to insanity, the and
oocuputjo is which are most euudueive
to it, ami the cutis.-s which most fr
queutly result iu the overthrow of the
intellect. It is between the ages of 'JO
and 30 years that we should guard most
carefully agaiust excitement, for more
persons then Uvuins insane than HI any
other ih-eade of life. Men, it sptteaiw,
g.;t more of the wear aud tear of life, or
.lo not stand it as well as women, for out
of J.OIH patients only I,'if'd were of the
fuir sex. Widowers stand their grief
I letter than widows, for there were 15l>
of the latter and only 74 of the former.
This is the more remarkable, as women
patients were, on the whole, leas nume
rous. (hit of a total of &yiS, only I,'it'd
w.-re women. The numbers of married
att.l single |M-rsons werecurprisiuglv near
equal, l,34'Jwer> married and 1.H43 wen
single, leaving a majority not sufficiently
large to found an inference on. The
Woman's Suffrage orators might gain an
argument from the fuel that a majority
of the womelt were housekeepers, (118 of
whom su.vumlied under their cares,
while there were only 14 teacher*, aud
i'i seamstresses. IK*-tors would jioiitt * I
moral with the ciretimstano* that the
.-ause aaaigne.l for the largest uutnlier
of eases was ill health. Evident* ■ to
isirnilHirate the atatement so often tuiel.-,
that Americans live too fust, and that
tin* rare ia wearing out, might In- found
IU the large number of uative-liortt
American* among th unfortunate wrecks
of humanity, of whom 2,i118 wi-rn of
native birth, while of excitable Hiliem
niiiK there were the small number of 270,
of liecr-drinktng Germans 150, ami of
hewrtr, contented Englishmen, only 51.
l'erha|M the most surprising item, and
the ni-.Hit contrary to mNrnl opinions,
i the preponderance of out-door work
ers. Out of I.G&lnuj men. then* were
550 who had been farmerw, and 409 who
had lieeit latMirers ; while of representa
tive* of hrain-rnrkiug professions there
were not 75 in all, 10 of them physicians,
M teacher*. 10 preacher*. 15 lawyer*,
and 2 editor*.
Ilw Old Are You I
There IN a Rival ileal of amnsement in
the following magic table of figure*.—
It will enable you to tell how old the
young ladies are. Just hand this table
to a young lady and request her tell you
in which column or coiumua her age is
contained, add together the figures at
the top of the column* in which herag -
i* found, and you have the great secret.
Thus suppose her age to lv seventeen, vnu
will find that Dumber the first and fifth
columns, and the first figure* of these
two column* added make seventeen.
Here is the magic tabic :
I 3 4 8 16 as
3 3 5 9 17 33
5 6 10 18 M
77 7 11 19 85
9 10 12 12 20 36
II 11 13 13 21 37
13 14 14 14 22 38
15 15 15 15 23 39
17 18 24 24 40
19 19 21 25 25 41
21 22 22 2b 20 42
23 23 38 27 27 43
25 26 28 28 28 44
27 27 29 29 29 45
29 30 30 30 30 46
31 31 81 31 31 47
33 54 36 40 48 48|
85 :io 37 41 49 49
37 38 38 42 50 50
39 38 39 43 51 51
41 42 44 44 52 52
43 4.1 45 45 53 53
45 46 46 46 54 54
47 47 47 47 55 55
49 50 52 56 56 56
51 51 53 57 57 67
53 54 54 58 58 58
55 65 55 59 59 59
57 53 60 60 60 60
69 59 61 61 61 61
61 62 62 62 62 62
63 63 63 63 63 63
THE MLunmo printed circular was
received recently by a member of the
Maweicbmvtta legislature : " Ten cent*
is paid out in thouaands of ways, almost
eviry day, thoughtlessly by millions of
people. One million ten cent pieces
nuke, in round muni ten, one hundred
thousand dollars. Without any pretence
to chanty,or auy pretence of any nature,
whatever,the undersigned simply respect-,
fully solicits from you oue ten ceut scrip
and asks you to send it in the envelope
enclosed. Please do not put this one
side, but at ouoe grant so small a request,
and lie one of the many to make one |
person rich, who will, iu return, unpre
judiced, give one-half received, less ex- j
pensc incurred. to one of the many who
first give*. The name* of lvth person* i
made rich by this novel idea will be j
pitblishisl. You will uot mi** ten cent*.
Please send it by return mail. It will j
certainly make two iiersona rich. Your I
olvdient servant, and, it may be vou."j
The circular was signed by Jessie D. '
Anthony, 62 Sudbury street, lloston, !
Mna*. The matter was put into the j
KIOAR FROM CAMFORXIA BEETH. The
Scientific J'rrtu says :—" In the course
of the experiments and test* of the licet
in Sacramento a singular anomaly seems
to hnve been developed, according to
Mr. Grnmraont'a report, whereby Cali
fornia IK-ets, instead of retaining perma
nently the saccharine vulno develo|ied at
the period of ripening, lose a portion of
that principle by a second growth,which
appears to set in nt that time, if the licet*
are not removed from the ground. Hence
the view is expressed that the Ixiets
must bo taken tip before this secoud
growth commences ; the loss being so
gri-nt as to render the late pulled roots
unprofitable for manufacture.
How LETTERS (JET OFT or PARIS. —
The Cologne Qmrtle snys that the send
ing and receiving of letters iu Paris by
the newly-advertised wny is either done
by a submarine boat which holds seve
ral jicrsons, who can remain hv means
of compressed air for several hours un
der water, anil steer the boat without
difficulty in any direction, or the com
munication can lie effected by menns of
men dressed after a system which allows
them to move under water for a long
time, n* visitors of the Paris Exhibition
may have observed.
Coi'RAOE wild Wn*.—Once a keeper
in an asvlum had occasion to go upon
the roof of the building—a very high
one. A patient, unobserved, quickly
mounted the ladder after him, and eon
fronting the keeper at the top, told him
if he (the keeper) did not jump down,
lie (the lunatic) would throw him down.
There was no mistaking the menacing
look and tone. E- cape wus impossible.
Suddenly a hnppy thought struck the
keeper. "Ha ! said he, with an air of
easy confidence ; "to jump down would
lie no groat feat. I tell you what—l'll
go down and jump up." * The madman
was off the scent at once. The notion
pleased him immensely. Both descend
ed the ladder, and the keeper saved his
life by this lucky stratagem.
"Is it possible, miss, that you don't
know the name of your best "friends ?"
" C'ertainlv ; I don't even know what my
own may be a year from now,"
Fight with a Itarglar
About mi.luight, says a New York
pajter. the .M-enpuuta of the farm-house
of Mrs. (Seraliltue Hoyt, Hlratshurg,
Dutchess County, were awakened by the
imis.. of a burglar attempting to get in.
Horridly .ln-ssiug themselves, tlu-v made
ready to utta.-k the intruder, but la-fore
thev w.-re prepar.-d he fl.-d. Fearing
another utb-mpt of the robWr, arrange
meiita were m .do to give him a fitting
About 1 o'clock ut uight the moving
i of a window in the luwe*aud rear jsirt of
the house attract.-1 the attention of a
voting matt named Rogers, of Hyde I'ark,
then visiting the family, and who was
i watching for the eXfieeU-d burglar,
(ioiug down stairs hurriedly but quietly,
he cautiously approached the window,
just iu time to an- a man enter the room.
Rogers was noticed by the latter, who
quieklr drew a revolver and fired at him,
the ball just missed the intended utark
and entering the ceiling. Seeing that
R.tgers was not hit, the burglar drew a
knife ami mode u quick stab nt his adver
sary, cutting hiiu in the hand. Rogers
slso drew a knife, aud the twit grappled,
a severe IUSM-1 ensuing, both going heels
over heat) out of the wiudow. In the
Roger* struck the burglar with his
knife, who, uttering a err of pain, let go
his hold and. breaking loo*e, fled, the
knife still sticking in him.
The ucighlMtrs were aroused and pursuit
given, but thev failed to catch the thief.
The knife was found in a piece of wood
iu the vicinity covered with blood, and
•pot* of blood were oliecrved leading
from the house to the wood* ; there ail
further trace* wa* lost. It .is thought
that he was mortally wounded Such a
|>er*intelit snd d--|x-rate attempt to rob
ijirintc dwelling has not heeu h<-ard of
liefore in the vicinity for a number of
Pruee** of Ca*tlng?Mctaf*.
The LandoH Quarterly Journal of
Srimc* says that a considerable nn ra
iser of gentlemen lately met at the
Lancashire Engineering and Compress
ion Casting Works of 8L Helen's J fic
tion, to witness the uew process of cast
ing in bras* and iron, chased and em
bossed work of the most elslxirate des
cription. Tlie process, which vw then
for the first time exhibited in England,
is an American invention, and its utility
wn* shown to consist in this—that anv
design, whether in high or low relief,
chased on metal of any required pattern
or shape, whether fiat as a door-plate or
round as a v**e. ran he reproduced by
casting art iNifst7s. and each casting
will show ii|ou it nil the sharpness of the
original casting. Mold* are made with
a I "reparation of fine chtv. The making
of one of these mold* takes from five to
ten minute*. They have then to stand
twenty-four hours exposed to dry sir,
after which they laked in a furnace j
for eight hours. These clay molds, into
which the metal is afterward* pound,
are to all intents and purposes, encaus
tic tilea. The mol<l* sre.placed in a box.
and the air is extracted from them so as
to form a vncuem. after which the mol
ten metal is forced into litem ; and in
this way in ten minutes a casting can be
completed. When the casting i* taken
out, the design, however intricate, is
found to l>c perfectly represented, with
the exception of removing a slight sur
face of clay from it, which can be done
in half an honr, and the article is then
ready to be sent to the hronzer, instead
of having to be put iu the chaser's hands
In this wav an enormous amount of
' cost and labor ou ornamental articles in
metal is saved.
The 'Prentice Boy*.
Mr. Fnsar's bill in the Assembly of
New Y'ork, entitled for the " Protection
of employers and indentured appren
tices," provides tliat no person shall
take an apprentice witlidut llie consent
of parents or guardian ; that a written
indenture shall le signed by both part
ies, for a terra not less than three nor
more than five year*, the emplover to
fnrnislt the apprentice with board,
lodging, and medical attendance ; the
indenture not to le annulled " exo pt
in ease of death." or by onler of the
county or Supreme Court; that an
apprentice leaving his employer may
be arrested and lie subjected to im
prisonment for such a time as the justice
may think fit or until said apprentice
" shall have attained the age of twenty
one years." the refusal of any appren
tiee to perform his contract shall give
the employer lilierty to cancel the in
denture with the forfeiture of all Iwwk
pay and claims against him. it ulso
provide* a penalty of not more than 81.-
000 and not lew* than 8100 against the
employer if he neglect* to teach the ap
prentice hi# trade or fail to provide hi*u
with proper liuard, Ac., and any one
harbonug or employing a run-away aji
jireiitice wrill lie liable to a fine of uot
more that $1,006 or to imprisonment
not exceeding six months.
FROM MARSKII.I.ES A correspondent
writes: ."We begin to have a very
anxious time here. The rich are now
alarmed for the poor. as we are without
magistrates or police, so as if any one
knocked you down in the street you
could get no redress. The rich gentle
men are having meetings to make ar
rangement* for giving assistance to the
Imor. People here who have hitherto
cept seven or eight servants ore uow
keeping three or four only. All the
merchant* are losing daily, and 1 hen
are grvut fears of an insurrection if Paris
is taken. The French were absolutely
mad a fortnight ago. It was one of the
most exciting doys 1 have ever seen.
At one o'clock in the morning the can
nons began firing, news having come
that the French army had left Paris and
driven the Germans out of Versailles
and AS far a* Fontainebleau. All day
long 1 lands of music paraded the street*,
anil the people sang the * Marseillaise.'
At night the whole town was illuminat
ed, though Uie snow was falling and
lay two inches deep. Two days aftor
wnrds the news was contradicted, and
despondency has prevail**!, but one dare
not say to a French jierson that Paris
will ever capitulate.
Hr.AR Bom SIDES. —The San Francis
co Alio tells this : " Many years since,
when it was the practice of American
Consuls nt the Sandwich Ishtn<ls to lie
f> resent nt nil trials of American sailors
or breaches of the jienee, the Consul, at
a trial liefore that sturdy old Magistrate
and native. Gov. Kekuunnaoa, objected
to the testimony of an islander on the
ground that it was fnlse. The Governor
replied : "Yes, lam perfectly aware of
that; but so was the sailor's. Let us
hear lioth sides, and then decide the
GERMAN REQRNIRNONS. —The German
roouisitions are now carried a* far as the
walls of Besnncon. Every community
has just been ordered to furnish within
three days five oxen, 1,400 kilogrammes
of flour, 3,50>) of oats, 1,200 of hay,
1,400 of jHitatoes, 1,000 litres of wine,
1,000 kilogrammes of bacon, 70 of peas,
and 70 of beans.
Crush hats are not adopted to be used
as trays. A gentleman tried to carry a
plate of cream on one a Rhort time ago
He anfortunately touched the spring at
the wrong minute. Result, an adoles
cent avalanche sweetened, a spoiled dres",
and an unexpected revelation of the in
ner depths of a feminine " sweet charac
A Ittisslan Boy Murderrr.
A writer in Chumbrr't Journal (fix *
this accouut of on interview with a Jtuv
>wi mnnlffwr: Beatde the *iu<lu ait*
,1 youth of nineteen, with hi* anus folded
(Uiit liii head Iwwwl ditwioih ou hi
breast Of U the fiu ci ipuumd krouiul
hid in the moot remarkable. Die almost
child like ctprcwajun of the delicate pro
tile and <<ft brown eve u contradicted
hv a uiouth absolutely startling in it*
aridity -sued!, thin-lipped and hard, a*
if rot in granite the mouth of one
i without fear, without faith, without
ait- ivy. The upper face ia that of a child
to whom crime itaelf ia uukuowu ; the
lower, that of a man capable of auy
crime upon earth. It ia the countenance
of a cherub blended with that of a ban
'• What ia that Y' asked I attentively.
I "Surely he can't have doue anything
very action* t"
" You mua'u't judge by their faces,
answers liau with a meaning wade :
. " that ia Yaaku lloutlaieff, who murdered
that whole family in the Torgovaya tlie
other day. You've beard of him, of
I have indeed (in common with mv
entire acquaintance) heard only too much
ot the hero of thia frightful tragedy,
with which all Petersburg ia still ringing;
and thus do I suddenly dud myself face
to face with him.
" You know my name, then 1" aaya
the primmer with a amile.
"Every man in Petersburg know* it
now,"answered I; "it has been in every
uiouth for the last fortnight."
"Ho I suppose," he rejoins with a
eomnlacent air. " When I was a student
at Kiev, they used to tell me tliat I
should never make my name heard of;
but apjmreutly they were mistaken after
Considering his present position, there
U something at once terrible and revolt
ing in the man's inordinate vanity, which
In-tray# itself not merely in his word*,
but in the tone of his voice and the very
JK.MM* of his figure.
" Y'ou have been a student then 7"
" Yea, for several rears ; but I didn't
distinguish myself there. Perhaps," he
added with a alight sneer, "the good
people there will lie man* ready to
acknowledge me now."
" And when are you to lie tried f"
" I don't exactly know ; but pretty
soon now, I should think. It's all one
to me, for I know how it must end : and,
after all, Kil*ria' lietter than hanging.
As we used to say at college : ' From the
land of Kilieria one may eaoafie ; from
the land ot Mugeela' (the grave' 'one
" Don't talk so loud aliout escaping,
brother," interposes Ivan, waruingly
i " yon forget tliat everything you say here j
" Note it and welcome," r joins the
prisoner, with an air of indifference ;
• • I'd say it to their face*, if need were.
If that hog of a boy hadn't screamed out
as I stabbed him. I'd have escape at the
first ; but it was the will of God that I
should Iw taken. ** And attbe mention
of the holy uame this red-handed exter
minator duf!* his cap ; and crosses him
self as devoutly as if he were before the
.dtar of a church. Too sick at heart to
lie diverted by the hub on* grotaaqnaMM
of the action. I turn hastily away, while
the murderer resumes his seat with th
heir of a sovereign dismissing an amlwa
Nat the least remarkable thing about
this man ia the tacit but uumi<akable
iiscendeßcy which he exercises over his
fellow-prisoners. In this rude society
his advantage* of birth and education
would avail him nothing would, if
anything, excite the spleen and hostility
of his rougher companions ; but the
complicated atrocity of his guilt invent*
him in their eyea with a kind of wierd
grandeur. For them he ia simply a con- ,
sumtnote master of the art which they
have all practiced--one of the aristocracy
of crime, before whose evil jire-emincnce
nil tniiNt bow down in adoration.
" Terrible fellow that," says Ivan, as
we uit the room together; " only nine
teen, and to bave swept off five Christain
soula ! Tliev sav," adds he in a low
whisper, "tliat "he knows Latin and
Greek a* well as we know Russian ! so
it's no wonder he did what he did !"
Tins matchlessly characteristic obser
vation comes verv seasonably to arouse
me from the train of gloomv reflection
into which 1 hail stink. " Why brother,
if that's oil, I know Latin utul Greek
pretty well myself—well enough to read
and write them at least"
"Do you really, bariu ?" says Ivan,
mirveviug me with a new interest and
witli that air of doubtful admiration with I
which men approach a daring eriminaL
" Do you really ? Then may God merci
fully preserve you from temptation 1"
As we proeeud gateways (for I hod
seeu quite enough, aud detained visiting
the third ward, where those detained on
suspicion are confined\ I take the op
portunity of asking whether the prison
ers seem tolerably contented on the
"Most of them do," answers Ivan ;
"but that's liecsause they've boeu here
some time; for the new comers it's
dreadtul at first. Yon see, they give
them no work to do, nun they've nothing
to amuse them ; so they get to doiug all
sort* of mischief. Only this spring, one
of our warder* was uearlv killed bv a
great stone that tell witliin an iueh of
his head as he passed under the windows:
and when inquiry. was made, it turned
out that one of the lads in the second
ward had le'tod fifty kopeks he
would kill with that stone the first man
that crossed the yard within a fair dis
TitKSnu Fraucuoo Att-i Caltfnrmin tells
this incident: "It is related of s young
son of ttcriah Urova, that, failing to re
ceive the assistance of the democratic
go\ crnor of Oregon in an application for
a naval cadctship, he went boldly on to
Washington to sock it for himself. He
was hut a boy, and a am of a fierce
apostle of democracy ; but he had a boy's
undaunted hope and courage, and ar
dently desired to enter the uavr of his
country. He penetrated the awful pre
sence "of the Executive of the Uuited
States and told his story. He was
recommended by the Oregon and Califor
nia senators, irrespective of party, and
his expenses were paid by similar friends
nt home ; beat of all, he got his commis
sion from the President, and, as cadet at
large, enters the Naval Academy."
THE METHOMHT EPIBCOPAL CHTTBCH
has 101 institutions of learning, which
employ 719 instructors. There are 27
universnties and colleges, and 5 theolog
ical seminaries, one of which is a mission
institution in Germany, Te amount in
vested in buildings for these institutions
is 92,986,137, and their endowment is
82,653,123. There srg 65 ladia*' colleges,
seminaries, and academies, with an en
tire investment in buildings, apparatus,
and endowment of #2,882,802. The last
year's attendance upon these schools was
9,296 young men and 6,884 young
women, making a total of 18,180.
THE Governor of Wisconsin, in his
message to the Legislature, takes strong
ground in favor of radical reform in the
civil service—such a reform as will re
move the patronage of the government
from partisan contest of th? people, as
will permit appointments to office only for
demonstrated fitness, and make the ten
ure of office to depend upon skill and
fidelity in the service rather than npon
party or individuals.
TKRMB : Two Dollar* a Tear, in Advance.
The Death of a Beflkla.
Whether ii be that agf uum animal*
to liooume reckless, or that then length
ened sojourn in tin* world has familiar
i*el thorn with tln-ir strength, and
imparted to them a knowledge of their
posers of destruction, '* that the
lassitude resulting from infirmities cause*
lh*ir tempera to become soured, I know
not—but when the old bull builalo ha*
separated himself from the herd, end
retired, aa it were, into private life, he
txs-otoea moat pugnacious, and fearlessly
attacka all intruder* Fortunately hi*
activity haa deserted him at that soured
proportion of hi distance, and but j
Utile election it neoesnary to avoid hi* j
onslaught. I unoe aaw one of these,
hmevetenuM die a natural death, an !
uiiuftual occurrence, for their earmit* are 1
numerous, and alwaya ready to attack j
th- in when in that wiak state that pre
cede* dissolution. Well, my hero was
sitting •> a mound, a netting fiery sua ;
slowly dipped the weatern bounds of the
landscape behind him, and toad" hie :
huge outline loom doubly grand. Food j
had been scarce with me, xml consequent*'
ly 1 made a more than usually careful I
•italk to get within range ; the game'* ;
)>oaition was such that I almost doubted
the ]K>ssibihty of aooeraa, yet eloaer and
closer, without o*using any vuabU* alarm, ■
I advanced. At length, when I had do-;
cided that the range did not require'
lessening. 1 felt convinced! that 1 bad '
itern seen, for the head and eye* war* '
turned toward me ; but no angry shake
of the horns, paw of the ground or flush
of the eye evinced hostility. and morw f
over, th- figure appeared to l.snen with
each, respiration, and an air of incapacity
(orfurther exertion waa indelibly stamp
ed upon the veteran monarch of the
prairie Mr gun was for the moment
forgotten, and 1 gazed with wonder, and
jMcadbly with sorrow, at the apparent
approach of death. Bv degree* the veto- 1
ran'# fore-legs were placed farther and
farther apart ; rapidly diminishing
strength instinctively oompelkid this
mt'th d of supporting the-towering fig
ure ; at length the body ■ waved, ami, j
with a lurch like a foundering ship, rolled :
on ita side, and life departed bum the >
carcass at the same moment Up to the
termination of the career of the nobk
brute he bad remained upon his limbs,
defying decay with hi* last breath. With
sorrow 1 looked upon the laxly, regretted j
that life had flod ; although, at the aam<*l
time, I had been drawn to the spot with i
the intention of executing the office in j
which I had been fore-stalled. Befitting
wta such a death to the greatest hero,
uccnmbing only when nature refused to j
grant further support, yielding up the,
life and strength be had gloried in with
out a sigh of rtfpemL—AU Rmmd Ike
World, by CapL Parker GUhmore.
Ignorance rf Mathers-
The care of toe young ranks aa me of
the moat important of all things to the
state and the race, and one on which no
I wins bestowed could be too tnneh. Yet
low many mothers understand the man
agement of the young m any scientific
sense ? How many studj the best mode*
of education, physical or moral and
bring their studio* to good ianue ? How
many mothers will ever reoeiTe advice
and not consider it interf-renoe in their
wn distinct domain ? and how many are
there who ao much as doubt that mster
niiv of itself does not give wisdom, and
that by toe mere fact of motherhood a
woman is fully capable of managing her
child without mure teaching than that
which she gets from instinct ? We give
less thought, (not less tore.) leas study,
leas scientific method, to the management
of our own young than to the training
of future racehorses or the development
of the prize heifer on the farm. The j
wildcat idea* on food, the most injudi-'
cioiiA fashions in divas, amusements ]
which ruin both body and mind such as
children's evening parties, theatres, nnd
the like make one often think thai the 1
last person to whom her children should ;
be entrusted is the mother. Add to this j
a moral education, good or bad according
to individual temperament an ignorance
of psychological laws as dense as that of
the phyuological and hygenic, and the
personal care of the little oo<* delegated
to servants, and we have the base on
which the modern nursery is constructed.
This delegation of the mother's doty to
servants i* as amazing in ita contraven
tion of instinct as the revolt against
maternity. Every woman sera liow
nurses treat the children of other mothers,
and every mother trusts her own uurse
implicitly, and gives into the hand# of a
course and ignorant woman, the teauw,
the liealth, the nerves, the earliest men
tal direction, and the conaeuuent perma
nent bias of the future of her child,
while perhaps she goes out on a cruaade
to help people who need example rather
ih.ii oawstanoe. This is no overcharged
picture. The unacientific management
of children, and the absolute surrender
of them while voting, and therefore while
most plastic, into the hands of servants,
is too patent to be denied.— .Vacssirfoa.
A I'earfal Tragedy.
A terrible tragedy occurred in the town
of Wavland, Steuben County New
York. A Mr* Mary He** shot and in
stantly killed Mr. William H. Lewis,
doing business i Waylaud. He called
upon her on business and she met him
st the door aud shot him dead. She
theu proceeded to the residence of her
brother, Mr. Warren Nortlirup, some
half mile distant from her own, and ask
ed him to come out of doors, as she
wished to speak to him privately. He
declined to go out, but invited her in
to the house and led the way into a Ixxl
ri>oin, she followed closely. Just after
he entered the bedroom door she placed
s revolver to the back of his heiwl and
fired. Uie boll paaaed entirely through
liis head. She then closed the bedroom
door and turned toward a son of Mr.
Northrop, who was in the sitting-room,
but before she could fire upon him she
was seized and the revolver taken from
her. Mr. Northrop lived until 4 o'clock
that tlav. Mrs. Hess was taken into
custody,' and upon being interrogated
as to whv she had committed double
murder, she replied that she would learn
Mr. Lewis not to be the causa of so
much talk as there had l>een about her.
It is stated that she had not been on
friendly terms with her brother. The
circumstances of the case are being in
A WAB STORT.— Ttyree weeks ago the
driver of an ammunition wagon was shot
The poor fellow left his quarters at 7 in
the morning, and asked a Frenchman in
a blouse the way to the bivouao in front
of the town where bis wagon waa. The
Frenchman showed him by signs. The
German thanked him and went on his
way. He had hardly gone a few steps,
however, before the Frenchman shots
ball st his back, which entered his lungs.
As the criminal was not to be found the
town was fined 600,000 francs, accord
ing to rule. The sum oould only be paid
half in ready money. The bavarian
commander ordered that the sum should
increase 100,000 francs a day till the sum
was paid, and on the next day the sum
was to hand, a thirl of it in good Prus
sian tholers, too, which is a proof of how
much money has come into circulation
by the Prussian occupation.
Ladies' paper skirts, costing but fif
teen cents, are becoming common. Tie
paper is of grtf.it tenacity, and does not
emly tear. It is of various colors, from
snowy white tg doleful black.
A (tear far Winter.
Tb (Tost is hers,
tnd Ares burn dear,
And firusl M here,
. And has tdttou ta* bosi of ths gotag year.
Bite, frost, bits! HS
, Van rail up swsy f!ra the Ugld
' The blue woadkms* sod the ptaaip Amman*
And tw !**• sre stili'd, sad the pas an UN,
: And yos bits far into m- heart of th# boms,
J fist not into was. rssjns
A Tartar Lave fiawr.
Night and day &
Dot mv knar did not ream.
Itosss shroud them in their nils,
Kvsn the hns-stoh Hurtittiigslas
Mlrnubev, sad M# dumb:
Night la gowg-sh I •> mm I
i Omiasita ths nsMtac asoon
Hoc. it* Weal stofdntk *ad.
Wtth th- torsh of Merahgf in its hand J
Will, my awsat one is not swml
• Facta and Fanrlre.
| Harsnnah haa a skating rink, aad
j | thinks it would enjby it if there was any
[ The average east of each shot fired
„ into Paris is estimated at two hundred
Whr i* the earth Hke a btockbcmrd f
I Because the children of man multiply
i upon the face of it,
r Western mercantile houses are gmda
i ally discharging the young men and cm
! ploying girl cisrita in ibiwr stead.
' ' A Trov gentleman had u letter ooo*
'! twining a cheek on a Troy bank, dated
■ i Paris. Nov. lb, sent from that city in a
' j balloon.
There *n at present in OermmiT up
ward of twenty-five th-msand widows
and one hundred ami twenty thousand
• j The Prussian war office haa given
, orders for the purpose of ascertaining
how many of the French prisoners are
able to read and write.
Miss Anna Dickinson's annual income
from lecturing lor the lest seven years,
has avenged £7,000. Her profits ket
season reached 913,000.
A Mt Pleasant, lowa school gut,
Alice KanSmaa, spelled *2,100 oonsecit
| live wonls, recently, and got a fine
Bible tor her smartness.
A* many as twelve Dufcm, of the old
f est and most uistingnisited Jinnge , of
France, linee been tolled or scnooaiy
wounded daring the war.
An lowa man is so inhuman aa to
drive ten-pen BV nails through an inch
boird ami file' them sharp, and then
beat his horae over die head with it
Gen. Tsvlor, on one oocaskm, being
i besieged by ..ffiwMwekara, made die
retnnrk that "aome wera doomed to
appointment, and some to dmsppoint
The neweat thing in stationery fur
lovers rose-colored aote paper. with
jan imprint of Capsd in gold Gold ia
; something of a tempter ia love as well
! as out of it
In Hcmunento. Gshfornia, a band of
boya has jnst haen hrokeo up, which had
all the rigna, paaawotda, Ac., of an or
gtaized robber band, and within two
rears had committed many crime*.
King William haa sent the sword thst
; Napoleon ILL surreaderad at Hedaa to
i l>e Lung lw*ide the one that Napcleon I.
gave np to Hlocber at Watevtao in ths
Praamsn Military Cofiege at Berlin.
, ** Krethreo," aoid a speaker at a late
miiuionarv meeting, " I want jtM to
tarn your barks cm thai Board of Mi-
I dona, tout greeatbeehs. I mean, and, if
von pmmme to speak to them, talk in
! over tonea."
A voting Mkiiigudrr placed his hand
on the muzzle of hit gun and his foot
on the hammer, saving to those present,
This is the war Jim Fairbanks shot
hi* hand to pie©.**," and tbew was a re
port of a gun. and a great hole through
| the middle of hi* ha%d.
There ia an improl*Me story thai a
j New Jersey ben mislaid au egg, when
; another ben sat on it and hatched it, and
! the original hen recognized her chicken ffl
after it was hatched. The setting hen
•laimed a "fowl," but the ampin* has
riot yet given his deciskm.
Water ia in many points of view, a
•angular reflection at perio.lio.il litera
ture For instance, it cornea out in
' beet*, and when a auffieieut quantity is
• owned, it is collected into volumes, but
how tuaar sheet* erf water it takes to
make a vwume it I# difficult to my.
A in Cooneccicnt has Lnveotsd
and published a most ingmuouac deader,
good for three bondred yea M. and
printed on paper the rise of a visiting
rsud. If any man, after wring it three
I hundred yeaa. isn't satisfied with it,
the publisher will give him another free.
A couple who* united in the "holy
" 1 Kinds, " AA, in Newport, R. L, lately,
i had no particular preference aa to which
of the three divine* of the place should
jierform the essential knot tying Thegl
name* of ttie clenmnen wera pot in hat,
snd Rev. Footer Henry's was drawn. He
< fixed things up to suit.
The latest attempt to hurt the feel
ing* editorial ia in this currant story:
;" Are you connected with a paper
here r asked a countryman of an inmate
<rf the Tidisus Insane Asylum. "Oh.
no," was the reply; "I hare been to the
insane asylum and been coral; a man
never runs a newspaper after he ia
" Tour advice aa a man of toe world.
Go* : Which of the two Miss Wilsons
shall I take in to supper V " Well, if
you take the hsndaome one, you'll have
to flatter her; if yon take the other,
shell flatter yon. To a man who doaent
want to marry, like yourself. I should re
commend the* first, tic by far the leas dan
gerous of the two."
Two California officers taking a pair
of Mexican*, accused of robbery of
bullion, to jail, were stopped by a gang
of twenty men. who took away the
prisoner* and hung them a little at a
time, to make them confess where the
bullion was buried. Failing in this
they returned them to the officers who
aaf-ly conducted them to jail.
A Hospital Romance.
They relate some very interesting sto
ries, full of romanoe, about toe French
prisoners in the German hospitals. For
instance, one writer says :
" In a comer of the room was a young
artilleryman with a face of the strangest
twenty I could have conceived it possi
ble for a man to possess His attitude
was so motionless, that it might have
been taken for death, but that his eye#
were open, and looking with a long
wearing gnze through a window that wa*
opposite. He was a Breton, and had had
two brothers. They fought side by side
in the same regiment at Sedan, and
where he lav after the buttle greviously
wounded, and his two brother* lay dead
lies de him. The mother of toe three
voting soldiers waaa widow; and when she
heard the news she set out from Brittany
to go to her last son, but died of grief
on the way The violets that lay upon
his bed were sent to him by a young girl
who lived in the town, who had never
seen him, but who had heard in common
with all his sad story."
AJJOTHUB PACIFIC BAHBOAD ROBBERY.
—While the eastward bound train on the
Ceutral Pacific Railway was stopping at
Alts, a station near the summit of the
Sierras Nevada Mountains, and the pas
sengers were at supper, and also the
two mail agents, who had left the mail
ear locked, the car was opened by false
keva, and the registered letters, and a
package of £IO,OOO in greenbacks, were
taken without attracting the attention of
the guard, who waa in the next oar.
The mail-bag was subsequently found
near the car, ripped open and rifled of
its contents. The mountains are cover
ed with snow, and it is hardly possible
that the robbers can escape.
A year ago a Boonevilie. InL, couple
were *to be married, but the lady craw
fished after the company had assembled
and the minister was ready to begin.
The trouble was made up, ana the loth
ult fixed for the wedding. Everything
was ready, but the groom did not ap
: pear. To get square with the ln4y h#
had left for parts unknown.