Centre Hall reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1868-1871, October 20, 1871, Image 1

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Socf<khn- teitß# tnor* glad
Than other mm wh*M w ra I cross .
I ban my tine*, m they, to sigh,
▲ dullness aoustiuww la my eye,
And eiany d*v * mMoty.
1 would not rid me of mj win
For nil this world on <m me:
8> time-bound t* it* hold end thrall.
8> long we two hsvv shared our all.
So long we have kept company.
Kind Mend*, indeed, woo id probe my awl.
Would draw ita scereta into day;
And " Hope r un one, " for mU yon own ;*
" Forgot I" another cries, -nor mm
Those page* long Since laid away.*
AT, laid iwn a* flower* are laid
(Soaroo touched in kiytug by the hand).
Ileapert from the all-unruffled bed.
Cold from the forehead of the dead.
And htHer sweet aa lore an told.
I ran not pass. nor won. nor yon—
L<ew me y to look through,
My quicks*, v hedge ofUocna.
Art Mi Satan.
1 entered a dotal palaes-
A pelaee stately and old:
lteT*t aaloona wetraglowing
With marble, and rich w*h yatd.
On the tablets if b ualm iwaic.
Wore marveUftua butts and flowera ,
Oa the walla were IVnuwan a lavdaoape*.
With thmr annehiae ami shaded hawera.
flllk w iIH w m. I *
And in the ran* before we
Watn roars white and red;
I stooped to wclooaeo thatr fragrance.
Hat found thou sraxea and dead.
Ihtu forth from the toll* window
'temped into bring given.
Wherethe atone-pines stood araund me.
With flowery shrubs between.
And T said. "Take the costly splendor—
Take the wonderful triuntpha Of ait 5
But gime Bring S stars.
Which speaks to my mud and heart.
** These mirks of men are nohle.
In each fair Italian furiu;
But Gods are wnervier the ea goes op, .
Or the shades uf Ught eouie down."
Let wiee men on the anvils
Of study, (hahton oat truth;
But religion is sent to each humble tool,
Wih ita ward for age and moth.
Rod comes in siJeut hleaainr*.
Like dew and rain from alotc,
Ini whatever piacs a purs heart km**
Fur goodncwr and light and loos.
so 1.1 KK A. WOIAX
'• Do yon fore her, uncle f"
- 1 am too <4d to indnlge in the luxury
of rhapsodies." be said with a laugh, *• but
HI tell you this. Tbeo, I am very food of
the girl, and my well satisfied that you'll
aporove of my cuokn."
The speaker* were Theodore Bligh and
hie uncle the alder Mr. Bligh. The sub
ject of the talk na a young girl, to who®
the uncle wa* engaged, ami to whom the
nephew was a stranger: Madge Dundee,
or Bonnie Dundee, as she was called.
•* Weil, uncle* dou't generally anhmit
their choices hi uch matter* to their
nephews' judgments." Thro Bligh said,
recovering his normal expression of benig
nant indifference as he spoke, and then he
added: U I hope with all my heart that
you"! be happv.
u You will meet her to-night at dinner,"
Mr. BHgh said to Then. " She is coining
with ber brothers and some friends of theirs
to see her future home."
He did meet ber that evening.
" I think Mr. Bhgh ban been rather ner
row a boat introducing rue to you." Miss
Dundee said, quickly making: way for Tbeo
to take a seat on the soft by "her aide;
** he's more than bait alraid that you won't
like me, and if you don't it trill make
him very unhappy." So she suoke, in a
girlish, aimoet childish outspoken way,
without seeming to consider or to mark
the effort of her words either cn the man
she addressed or on the brstandm. * I
should hare known you as Tbeo anywhere
I'd seen TOO," she went an ; u youTt be
exactly Kke Mr. Biigh when you're "
She paused abruptly and colored a little,
but a moment after'she forced herself back
into composure, and resumed. * when you're
as old as be is, I was going to my, but I
remembered that young men hate to he
reminded of their youth, and so I bungled
and blundered. (Jan you forgive me ■"
Could ho fcrgiee her! Was the Bonnie
Dundee subtle, or cftly sweetly simple,
that the asked bhn this, in that winning
voice of here ? And, by the tray, bow did
ahe, wiih her Scnhch" name, come with
that touch of accent—tbst way ol softly
mating cm the vowel* that is a specialty
of Irish-worocnV pronunciation of words
that they want to came 1 A* he aakod
himself this, he looked at her more ob?cr
vantly, and wondered also how she had
come by that fece aad that expression
la a remarkable short time the two 1*
cuoe the most dcrotud trieois.
Bcamia Dundee was not a mere hnatiable
coquette She was not a heartier foot,
ready and wilßas to (day fast and loose for
the sake of gaming a Uttie notoriety ;
she was that enu more dmgerma thine,
a woman afflicted with such a passion lor
pleasing that it became a fine art is her
Lands, and when she was following it she
could not stay to eouat the eott of ladings
or success. ft waa a new sensation to her
to have the right to soeh attention?, and
admiration end lore as Mr. B%b loeMied
upon ber, and as Tbeo offered at a respect
ful distance, on the score of being his
ancle's nephew. It was a new sensation
to ber, and she enjoyed it to the ful.j
reveling in it a* one does in sunbeams alter
a long frost, or in dainty viands after a
long (MI The idea of its being wrong or
reprehensible m sny way to gather the-e
rosea of love and youth and pleasure, that
were blooming in her path, never entered
her mind. She was not false or fickle in
reality, she was only intensely fond of the
excitement of being put npon a pedestal,
and being only worshiped in the sight ol
all num.
There came a day when it was revealed
to her suddenly, so suddenly that It made
ber dizzy, and then she behaved— I ke a
One morning, uncle, nephew, and Miss
Dundee met.
"Tbeo ha* been talking this morning of
leaving us soon; before he goes, dear, we
most let him know what day be n to come
bark and bail yoo a* an annt" It aost
Mr. Bligh more than a slight effort to make
this speech with apparent eare, for during
the last few daya be had not been blind of
tight. But be succeeded in doing so, and
only he himself suspected the pain his own
words gave bun.
" Going 1 Tbeo going!" exclaimed Mire
Dundee, lapsing from fun Into surprised
solemnity in s moment, and laying ber
whip with a frank caressing gesture on
Theo's arm as she spoke. •" On. don't think
of going. Tbeo; 1 can't sfiare you—we can't
spare hi®, can we "T
The men's eyes met for a moment a*
Madge spoke, and in that motmnt each
read that the other knew all about it.
" He know* I love her." poor Tbeo moaned
in his heart, and "He sees I know it,"
Mr. Bligh thought, with not one whit leva
pain. And a silence fell on tlietn, and in
that silence Madge saw things cleirly at
T<J recognize tbe low of one man in the
presence of another man who has a right
to feel jealous of it, U to he in position of
the greatest danger and delicacy and diffi
culty. Poor Madge flinched for the first
moment when she found herself in it, hut
the next instant she recovered herself, and,
with tbe generos'ty of a woman, sought
to put them well witn one another without
regard to herself.
"It waa selfish of me to say I wouldn't
spare YOU, for it must be dull for you bore;
but the fact is, Tbeo has spo.lt me, just as
my brothers do, and I hare fallen into the
way of ordering him about as I do them,
forgetting he isn't a brother."
It was terribly trying work fortbem all,
weighted with tbe discoveries they bad
recently made about each other.. It be
came insupportable to Mr. Bligh after a
short time, and so be sauntered out into
the garden, and Tbeo and Madge were
Her spirit rose with ber sense of danger,
as docs that of all finely-organised nature*,
and she turned to him lirigbt and brave at
once, though he had grown to be very dear
to ber, and though she knew that be was
suffering horribly on ber account. "It
seems to mc," she *akl "that we're all
very weak and wrong to let a shadow net
tle over the last visit you'll have with us,
until I >m an old married woman, witb
household cares on my shoulders, that trill
crush down my love of visits."
"This will be my last visit witb you
Miss Dundee."
" Tbeo!" She threw sueb a world 4 re
proachful tenderness into-the tsbcfcphfob
the uttered that one word, that tbo maw
she addressed trembled HU re-
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor
solve, when spoken coldly and harshly,
shocked and surprised her out of the
brightly prudential toue she bad foil*
intended to adopt. Why had Mr. Bligb
gone a war, tearing them the prey ol thia
mischievous opportunity 7
" Yea; tor 1 Lawn's sake, don't apeak to
tne in that way, or you'll drier m mad !"
and then he got up and went to the win>
dow j and |*>or Madgs saw that bt face
'vd Ivw Wty pair, aud that an exprrs
•Ami af Inpt lesanass had settled upou it.
She Could not bear it. He bad been so
thoughtful tor her always—o gentle, aud
devoted, and syuitMrihviic—that she felt aa
if she must comfort bttn, let what might
come of it.
u Thvo," the said again, with that same
pathetic cadence in her voice, "you have
(wen so kind to me alwar*; I can't bear
lo see you ao. Can t I make you happier.
Thn> r >
He turned round quickly and caught her
hand*, as the was standing near to him.
'* Madge, do you lore my uncle 7"
Half frightened, she drew back from
torn, and "I am engaged to him," she
u YM, but you bave made me lore you;
TOO knew J our cbance, and you have used
it. It you lore him, let me go without
another' of those appeal* that vou know
how to make ao maddening ; it not—
M*dge, Madge 7"
lie bad taken her hands again, and was
looking down into her hoe with a gleam
of such inteme pleading alloction that for
a moment he <ra the world to bar.
w If I had known you first." ehe sobbed.
" but I didn't, you we ; and we Dundee*
never break our word. And—oh! vou had
better go alter all) but forgive me!"
Forgive her. It was easy enough to say
he would, and to make an end of this mis
erable scene, but it wa* very hard to do it.
{{ad ehe not spoken his name with all her
bear! in her voice only a minute ago, lead
ing him on by the tone she u*ed to tell hi*
secret to her in the hope that ahe would
be brave, and avert eventful misery from
thetn all 7 And now she was telling him
that if she had known bim first she would
have loved him boat, and that she could
not tor her name's sake break her word to
hia uncle!
It was a ghastly *tate of affaire, and as
•ooa a* he could, Theo Bligh made an end
of it, by going away. The two men bad
no verbal explanation on leave-takiug. but
they parted as comrades who had been
wounded in the same fight might part.
And then Theo found that, tboagh exis
tence was not embittered to him, the savor
bad gone from the old pleasure*.
It waa decidedly not wwth while now,
he felt, to trr and do anything good or
definite; for lie could never Ami a woman
to share his glory or *mile upon his niece**,
who could put Bonnie Dundee out of hi*
mind; after her other women did and would
always appear to be wauting in something.
She had the trick of making other* appear
tame, and pale, and insufficient. and—
well, the man who ha* been shown upon
by a star, never feela tbat there is mncb
warmth m a taper.
He banished himself so effectually that
he heard no tidings from the Chase tor *ix
months, and then be ventured to send his
address to bis banker, and to have letter*
forwarded to him ; but before these letter*
are read, a retrospective glance at the Bon
nie Dundee must lie given.
She bore hi* departure very bravely.
Kemembel how many other interest* were
-burning her attentiou at the time, and re
member the ardent, impressionable, change
able nature of the girl. There was a good
deal of the woman. She had the faculty
of fi-eling intensely for the time, and of
getting over things. Is not that last char
acteristic the secret of many women keep
ing right, and of many others going wrong *
It brushed the bloom of the peaeb
roughly when he went away, for tbat
vailed idolatry of Lis bad been very pleas
ant to ber; nevertheless ehe bore it bravely,
and made the best ot that which remained
to ber. "I am ao sorry, for I waa ao fond
of bim," she mid to her lover, with tbat
disarming frankness which women of her
calibre know ao well bow to use. And
Mr. Bligh, bearing her, did not wonder
that his nephew had been scorched by the
fiery ordeal through which be had been
There wa* this about it, too, that it wa*
such dean fire that even ber own sex could
not despise ami condemn and prophecy
evil thing* concerning Mb* Dundee'*
warmth. Ju*t a* she loved ligLt, ami
dancing, and fiowcre, and sweet sou mis, so
did ahe love to be loved; and though it
made her dangerous, it never made her
despicable. And somehow men understood
thai, and ao faltered her other foible*,
because of tbeir gladness that she wa* tree
from greater one*.
It was only about a week betore the day
fixed lor their marriage, that Mr. Bligh
ventured to speak decisively to her. V ery
earnestly and gently be spoke, beseeching
ber to open all her heart to bun, and to
tell him if any other image had ever dis
placed his. And Madge listened to him
thoughtfully, and analyzed her own emo
tions, and finally answered him.
M If he had come first, I should have loved
Tbeo desperately ; as it was, I didn't dan
let myself. You're not afraid, are you."
"Dnlv for your happiness, my poor
child," be said, " not for my own honor."
M like you so much, you know," she
said, energetically—" it does seem* so bard
that one can't express all one's littlegrada
lions of feeling in words—l like you so
miyh—but it's dark to me now without
him," she added, with a sudden passion
that carried ber out of herself, and con
vinced him that she could never be bis
H. is the younger man—and—you are
right." He tried to say it salroly, but it
was an awful blow;'and again, as the
strength of bis manhood wasriiakeu, Madge
wavered, and strove to comfort him.
" Let things go on and I shall forget
him, or grow indifferent to him; I know
mvself—l shall live in down."
" You need not, poor child, lor be loves
you too."
" Yes. I know that,'' abe answered with
the reck lex* openness that made ber what
the was.
After that, so much of the world a
knew the Bligh* and Dundee* had a fresh
and delightful source of wonderment for ■
time. The marriage between tbe owner of
tbe Cbsse and Madge was broken off. and
still they were friendly; and still neither
would listen to one word against or com
ment on the conduct of the other. Time
would tell, people said sapiently, reserving
their belief as to what time would tell to
Six months passed, and then Tbeo Bligh
received those letters of which mention
has been made. One waa from Madge, and
contained these words:
"Your uncle has promised to explain
everything. I need only say that 1 shall
always be your faithful friend, Madge
Tbe other was from bis uncle, and con
tained a free forgiveness, (this was only
implied, not coarsely volunt-erod,) and a
fuil account. "Come back and win what
I have lost, and as I love you as my son,
so will I love her as my daughter." That
was something tike an invitation from a
defeated to a successful lover !
Once more fat* was against things right
-1 ing themselves in tbe clear and good way
that was made so open. Theo had by this
time taken a situation in a mercantile
bouse in New York—a situation of trust,
which he could not hastily quit, or place
another man in rashly. Great interest*
were involved in it, which be could not
endanger by hi* absence for a year at
least. But life was bright to him again,
tad he bore tbe delay bravely, having
1 inimitable faith in the girl be loved and in
tiniKlf. Had she cot gallantly won tbia
| feW. hv irow ng her love for him, and
losing the richer man and the better poai
tton hr the avowal f Had she not, of her
own free will, written to bm those few
sweet word* of promise 1 Small wonder
that be could lire contentedly through the
present, when such a future loomed netotv
At last he was free—free to go home
ami win bis bride, and obtain personal
absolution from his uncle lor those sins
which lore bad made htm commit. Fats
favored him now. The steamer was a faat
one, and in a It rtnight he was down at the
Chase, graaping bis uucle'a band.
'• And now you know what my neat
more will be." be said, when the greeting*
were over, subduing hi owu gladness aa
much as he could, out of respect for the
sorrow by which hb nncla bad fornght It.
" What la the matter 7" he added in alarm,
seeing a change in the kind cordial face
that was bent on him. " You know I bare
come to aak her to be my wife."
" I (tare borne an atrml grief and disap
pvintment, but I'd bear it again ratuer
than bare to tell this to you, my boy.
You hare stayed too long."
•' tioud heaven 7 b she dead 7"
'• Not dead, but aa loat to yon aa if ahe
were ; and vou must go back, and the meat
never bear you have come, or the will be
true to herself, pitytul and over-kind, and
—like a women generally, ahall 1 aay f
She ia married, yon hare atayed too king."
It did not kill mm. and it did not arnd
him to the bad, a cmvenient locality to
which ttctian-wnter* frequently consign
their jilted heroes. But it dulled hia life,
and robbed bim of his belief in the good
news and tldelitT of women
Notwithstanding which he forgave her,
and was friendly with her in the after
years; and though her fickleness had
earned his contempt, he never paid the
debt. And ao poetical justice waa not
awarded to the " flagrant flirt" Bonnie
Dundee, who would have been a better
woman if ahe bad not been M> thorough a
A very curious case ha* been on trial
in one of the Pennsylvania court*. In
1 fitly n young man made a contract with
Bather A Co., wool dealer*, of Pitta
burgh, to furnish about thrae thousand
pounds of wool, repreaentivg himself to
be a nun of one John Dinsniore, a well
know farmer living in Muith township
He then turtle a purchase of the woo)
from Mr. tKuamnre. at thia time repre
tenting himself to he an agent of Barker
A Co.. and the wool was shipped in aaalm
furnished by that firm, the bill of lading
showing that the shipment was from
Dinsmore hi Barker A Co. On the ar
rival of the wool at Pittabnrg it wa*
taken from the railroad depot, and a re
ceipt given for it signed either by the
enterprising young man who waa con
ducting the busines*. or by the drayman
employed by Barker A 6o.—which of
the two waa a dispnt* d point before the
jnry. At any rate, the wool went to the
warehouse of the firm, who paid the pre
tended son of Dinamore the sum agrees!
upon, after which that young man left
for parts unknown. A few daya after
ward the fanner who had been the real
owner of the wool ap|>iicd to Barker A
Co., for hi* money, having been told
that it would be ready for him at that
time, and the discovery was made that
the young ma.i was a swindler, who had
deceived both parties. The fanner
naturally wanted to lie paid for bis wool,
while the wool dealer*, having paid the
rnau who has delivered it to them, quite
as naturally considered that they had
nothiug to do with any tranaactious be
tween that individual and Mr. Dinsniore.
The latter brought suit in Allegheny
District Court for the value of the wool,
mud, after one trial in which the jury
failed to agree, gained a verdict for the
*itm of £3,121.71. the judge instructing
the jmy that as Dinsmore bail consigned
the property to Barker A C-0., and the
latter had received the consignment, the
liavment of the proceeds to any third
INi'rty must be at the risk of the pur
ctiaser. An sppea was taken to the
Supreme Court
iltillditiff Soelftkw England.
Iu London, there are 52,000 meiu tiers
of 2,000 Building Societies which have
made returua, possessing X 4.217.000 of
asset* ; and the number of moieties la be
lieved to be reallr double the number
stated, many very important societies
being omitted in the returns. In addi
tion, there are Laud .Societies, which
serve a similar purpose, and owning £2,-
000,000. The Building Societies of
London alone will thus own aliont £lO,-
000,000, divided into 100,000 members,
who constitute a very large item in the
population of the metropolis. Many of
the members are of the middle class,
clerks and shopmen.
Building Societies are even more de
veloped out of London than in it Lan
cashire alone is cat mated to have 1,428
societies, with nearly 50,000 memlier* ;
but these are the imperfect return*, and
the number should probably lie doubled.
In the town of Burnley there are 8,000
members of building societies, owning
shout £150,000 worth of property ; iu
Oldham there are (16 societies, each con
taining, on the average, I*lo shares worth
£l2O each, or nearly £BOO,OOO, which
may be considered the property acquired
every fifteen years; in Manchester, Ash
ton, "and other places. Building Socie
ties manifestly play an important part,
the chief supporters, according to unan
imous testimony, being the ' 'mill hands."
It is the same in other parts of England.
Newcastle, Sunderland, Liverpool,
Leeds, Halifax, and Bradford have all
powerful societies; one society in the
latter town is spoken of as having £621,-
000 and another has £290,000.
HUNT'S Cow.—One of our neighbors,
WON suspected, a few days since, of
watering hi* milk. Men were employed
to watch the large milk can for neveral
mornings. Finally they caught him in
the early twilight pouring water from
the pump into the can. Some town
wagn took the oaae in hand. At twelve
o'clock they crept up to bia back-door,
puahed it open with a whang—bruig
smash ! and exclaimed—
" Mr. Hunt, your best cow is fcliok
ing ?"
" Great Heavens 1" cried he hastily
pulling on bia trowsers, and rushing up
the hill to tbe barn.
Nobody waa to IKS seen—the cows were
all standing in tbe moonlight chewing
their quids, and Hunt retained too mad
to swear.
The next morning when be went to get
a pail of water, he found a cobble-atone
in the pump--and we ore glad to aay has
since ceased to water bis milk.
WOMEN CAN VOTE.— A lady who re
cently applied for registration in Phila
delphia, under tbe last amendment to
tbe Constitntion, was permitted to re
gister, and ber tax papers were issued.
She will be allowed to vote at the next
election. Tbe whole question of female
suffrage appears to be easy of solution.
Judge Underwood, United States Dis
trict Judge for Virginia, has written a
letter in which be says he feels very con
fident the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
Amendments of tbe United States Con
stitution, together with tbe Enforcement
Act of Mty. 31, 1871, have secured the
right to vote to tbe female citizens of
Virginia as fully as it is now exercised
and enjoyed by male citizens.
THE deposits in the savings banks in
four at the New England States bare
increased from 8180,000,000 In 1800 to
§430,060,000 in 1870,
A Swindling Case.
Hunted Ham,
Two uiu were arrested iu Fraukliu
couuty, Tetiu., a few days ago, aa the
murderers of RltnufU 11, ltortou.
The fact, of this rather extraordinary
case are, that Mr. Uortou, who lived
fourteen miles lielow Winchester, and
uear the luouutain, wa* shot from hi*
horse by some persons from a concealed
place in the corner of a fence. Several
Craoua heard the shot*, ami the dead
dv waa found a few minute* after
ward. Upon exaniinstion it wa* found
that two men had Imen eouceuled in s
comer of the fence, joat where the road
made a andden turu into a little branch,
and from where the home's tracks, and
ths plane where the body was found, it
wa* clear that he a a*" shot while the
home wa* driuking. The ciack* of the
fence had all been stopped with weed*
except the one through which the pin*
were put Thia Wa* jttat liefure mindowu
Friday evening. Horton waa return
ing from town, and aas within s
mile of home, in s thickly settled coun
try, there Wing several houses in sight
The coroner's iury gave a verdict that
the killiiig as* done by two unknown
The death of Mr. Horton waa tele
graphed to Col. A. M. Colyar, of Nash
ville, who at once commenced to make
inquiries, but found that no one had
left the settlement Taking two or
three reliable men with him, Colyar
went rapidly from houae to honsc to hear
the story of "everv man and hi* family—in
terrogating each separately—a* to hi*
whereabouts ou the day of the murder;
and at s aohool-h(>nae where the chil
dren were all examined separately, one
boy stated that a Wy named Bill Martin
told him that Monroe and Hop Martin
were out ou the mountain aide that day
(Friday last) hunting sheep. Thia Bill
denied upon examination. Monroe wa*
was Uen first seen and hia story heard.
They agreed that they left the bouse of
one of them about one mile front where
the murder waa committed, and that
they both went up the mountain and
stayed together until thev returned. But
one said they came back be.'ore sundown,
and the other that th*-y returned one
hour after dark.
Without beiug formally arrested, these
men were kept uutil the wit day, bnt
not allowe Ito talk to etv-h other. Soon
in the morning, CoL Colyar started with
one of them to show his trip through
the mountain, which he did, climbing
and olumU'ring until he reached a point
at the top of the mountain lietween
three and four mile* from home, then
returniug by a different route. Imme
diately afterward the other w.oi taken and
directed to travel over the route which
thcv both agTeeil thev had traveled to
gether only last Friday evening, and he
reached the mountain ly a route at least
two miles distant from the point where
the other reacned it. The routes, going
and returning, were totally different,and
no man ever took a walk with more trepi
dation than did the last one, knowing
that the other had first been over the
ground. These two men were born and
bred at the foot of the mouutaiu and
know every path.
This was regarded aa the strongest
sort of evidence, but on examining
their shoes it was found that they exact-
Iv conformed to the measures. Their
feet fitted the tracks precisely. Both
of three men lived on a farm adjoin
ing that of Mr. Horton. in sight of
his house, had long been hostile to him,
and bad thrcateued his life.
An Anecdote of Everett.
In his speech at the Amherst semi
centennial commencement Professor
Park said : "I hare recalled this after
noon a accne which occurred thirty-six
\ ears ago, on the day preceding the
commencement. Edward Everett then
delivtred the oration. In the midst of
the oratiou he uttered one sentence
which called forth bursts of applause.
" I will read that aeutece : • Before
the admiring student of nature baa re
alized all the wonders of the world, let
him ait down and kucw the nnivere in
which he lives, by examining the races
of snimals disporting theum-lres in their
representative ocean—a drop of water.'
" After that sentence, it appeared as
if all Amherst College would not cease
to clap their hands and stamp their feet,
and yet you seem to be unmoved by the
recital. * Sow the question comes, what
is the reason. The reason is found in
the studied artlrssness of Edward Ev
While ho VM on the point of apeaking
tho words, a ' drop of water,' ho turned
carelessly and saw a giant of water on
tho table. Ho pnt hi* fingrr in tho
glass, and a drop of water was suspend
ed therefrom. I have it on tho Iwat
authority that six or seven weeks before
that oration was deliTer-d, Even tt wrote
a letter to a friend in Boston asking him
whether so bold a gesture would be
MAINE.— The Brunswick TrUyrmA speaks
of the discoveries at Pemaqnio. These
discoveries were made on the Lewis
farm, the Western fort, so-called, in re
lation to which there is not even a tradi
tion, much less a recorded history. The
IVmnqnid people being thoroughly
amused, have Iteeu turning np the soil
within the last four weeks, and have un
earthed a faced wall extending from the
shore Westward in the direction of the
terrace which fates to the North, toward
the tan-pit, from which, within a few
years, bits of leather have lieen taken. A
perfect axe also ha* been discovered with
an ey. for the handle (unlike that for
modern axes) fitted like the eye for a hoe
handle. Bits of blue crockery, glans,
and tiles, for hou*e roofs, have lieen
taken from the soil. Now si! these arti
cles have an ago in which they were
used, and when that is determined, after
careful investigation, the period of Perns
quid settlements may possibly be ap
most nil the guldens in Holland is bnilt
it kind of summer-house, generally paint
ed in bright, glaring colore, looking like
an immense flower. No matter how
small the plot of ground may I>e, it ia
anre to lie laid out in innumerable little
lied* of fanciful design, which are Ailed
with the moat grogenan-hued tulips, and
in the middle is placed one of these
arltore. Some quaint name, like
"Abode of Love," or " Heart's Real,"
is inscribed over the door, and within
it, at the rool of the evening, may i>e
seen its owner slowly puffing hi* pipe
and gazing complacently at his flowers
or blinking at the reflection of the ann
set in the slnggish water of the omni
present canal. Perhaps you'll And two
old chaps in there, their portly forms
dimly visible through the cloud of
smoke, while their conversation trill
consist of occasional monosyllables ut
tered between slow whiils.
TBB MUX Bi-nnress,—The pioAts of
the milk business in Boston are said to
be enormous. One contractor is stated
to have realised 875,000 in ten years,
and ooold now dispose of his contracts
for 820,000 additional. Even the poor
milkmen who drive from door to aoor
in the gray of the morning are compen
sated for oold Angers and bine noses by
the handsome profits they make, 8100
bonne per can being the nrioo usually
received by the party selling out b'
route. At this rate a milkman selling
, one hundred cans would realise the
> round sum of 810,000.
hbrtmps and Hhrlmper*.
What ia a shrimper t A slurimuor u
Ml Individual alios* daily occupation it
ia to wait the tides ou the sea-shore; an<!
aa soon an the water retreat* till no more
than two feet or eo cover* the sand and
mud, he aeta out with hi* catching a|>|-
ratua, which ia a net attached to a stick.
He wade* through the ahaltow surf,
pushing hia net before him, occasionally
iwua ng to miae it alwve hia head, that
be may uncertain whether he luw yet
caught aby of the hopping akiuy grey
creatures of many leg*. tf so, he trans
fer* them to the Iwxket slung by lUaaide.
when he haa filled hia lawdiet he telle*
them home and boila them. Then he
biinga them out again and erica thetn for
*ale. Thia ia the shrimper. Thousands
of viaitora to Ham-gate, Hastings, and
Brighton am ptvpir<*d to ataml forth
and prove it; but tbev am correct oaly I
in the limited sens.-, just aa ia no# vim
atylea a dealer in autlla a timber mer
chant. Pooh ! what does Margate or
Brighton know about the abrimpa t He id
to nothing. The shrimp* that And their
way to the above-mentioned and a fen ,
other places, are but the waywanl alragg
lera that eacape from the main ahoal. 1
Ontveaend ia the head-quarter* of the
shrimp. Everywhere in and about that
favored town, from the landing-place to
the outlying hamlets and lonely tavern*,
the legend meet* the eye—" Teaa Vd.
shrimp* included." Graveaend, through
out ita entire length and breadth, and
far ont on the water* beyond, mutt be
regarded aa " ahrimita include L" Every
ateamer that plies between U rave send
and London Bridge brings duly ita load
of excuraioniata. The dealer*, with :hir i
enormous haakrt meet them at the very
landing-stage, with quarts and pint*
already measured in anowy white cotton
twgw; and, before the mer-end ia reached
five hundred pair* of human law* are
champing a chap and delicious chorus in
praise of the tiny appetiser. The eock
-11 ey ia nut ignorant of propriety. He
kuowa that be ahould wrench off the
bead of every shrimp, and diveat it of ita
armour, before he proceeds to devour it
He tries it with half a docen or to. Ji is
a tedious'proceaa. He compromise* the
matter by tweaking the head off, and
crunching up the remainder, body and
bone*. Otherwise, how wotikl he CUB*
trive to get through a couple of quarts in
the Ave hours that are allowed him on
shore? How many shrimpers of the
Brighton breed would be required to
Krovtde against ao enormous a demand *
in ml mis thousands—would lie ineuf-
Acieot No ; the Uravemnd aLrunp haa
a fieet at its command. Not a toy fleet.
A squad of from thirty-five to forty vee
ael* of considerable tonnage, each with
its weatberbeatcn crew—berry-broWn
strapping fellow* in blue guernsey*—and
with nautical leg nd* hieroglyphically
tatooted on their hairy sma. In the
evening they be close inshore, all in • I
row, extending a good street's length,
lam ami trim, to fade the danger* of the
lower benches an soon as the Ude serves.
The " catch" ia always uncertain, home
i mea the night's cruise will nut yield
more than the captain and crew could
conveniently dispose of at breakfast
time ; while the next vnanel that eom
in may have an enormous take. It ia no
uncommon thing for the verna l* to land,
in a single morning, upwards of two
thousand gallons of the Bttle Ash, for
which the cauldrons are already bubb
ling. Mo important ia the ahrimpiug
interest, at Oravwnd, that special ana
substantial efforts have txvn made of late
year* as regards the spiritual welfare of
the shrimuar. It u all work and no play
with the shrimp fleet. Sunday brings in
no rest. The temptation to dredge Sun
days aa well aa week days sorely heart,
the various crew* of tin fleet, and It re
quires the utmost diligence and tart to
get them to church. They won't go to
the sacred edifice, so the only way Is to
take tlie ascrwd edifice to them. It baa
been brought so cloa* that, when the sun
ia in a favorable part of the heavens, the
little church tower throws ita shadow <>U
the brown sails. It used to lie a huiu Vie
makeshift church attached to the fit.
Andrew's Miasaion-houae, but a year or
so aince a good ChriatiMi, pitying the
benighted condition of the shrimper*,
came down with a magnificent MUD with
which to build the prettiest little church
that was ever brbild. It will hold obly
a hundred and fifty worshippers : but.
when the windows are open, the music of
the organ, nay. the voice of the preacher,
may be distinctly heard when* the fleet
lies.—Js melon Ttlmraph.
A Case far a Navel.
The story of a young nun of good
family being incarcerated for a long time
in a lunatic asylum by his relatives
IU order to prevent his contracting
a marriage in opposition to their wishes,
as descrilied in Charles lleade's novel of
"Hard Cash,'' seeuisvery improbable to
American readers ; vet cases quite us
extraordinarr are fWqnenHy reported
in the British newspapers, and if ail the
secrets of our own lunatic asylums
could be brought to light, it is possible
that some equally startling revelations
would be made. A late Loudon paper
gives the details of a case which oue
would scarcely suppose could occur in
the nineteenth century and in a civilised
countrv. An Irish gentleman, named
Mr. Alfred Marnier*. who is possessed
! of a projierty of 6*20,000 a year, and
who is s partner in the well-known Rnn
of Maude's A Co., at the instance of
his brother and his own wife, wsa placed
i in a private lunatic asylum at Fiughiss,
j in April, 1809, and still remaiued iu eon-
I rineuient there on the 18th of August
last, although there is every reason to
I relieve that he is {wrfectly sane. During
the whole period of his inoaroeration,
through twenty-seven months,
he was not visited either by his brother
!or bis wife. After a long time he cou
j t rived to communicate with bis solicitor,
a Mr. Lewis, who went to the asylum
' and demanded an interview with him,
but was refused bv Dr Duncan, the
proprietor. A clerk of Mr. Lewria hav
ing succeeded in obtaiuing an interview
with Mr. Marnier*, the latter was there
after debarred front taking exercise iu
the pleasure grounds. Filially, ou the
18tli of August, a writ ot- habeas corpus
wail token out directing Duncan to pro
duce his prisoner so that the necessary
jitepa might lie taken for determining
lii* mental condition snd testing the le
gality of his confinement. At the time
of application for the writ, letters from
Mr. Mandera that were sensibly and in
telligently written were read, and oW>
the affidavits of two keepers who had
attended the nnfortnnate man for seve
ral months, and both of whom testefiad
that he wsa perfectly sane.
field Rrpublicrm says that the horticul
tural school at Newton ha* been success
ful during the pest summer. Eight
young women studying there have speut
from six to eight hour* daily in the gar
den or green-houKe, doing all the Work,
except the heaviest snd ooaraest, and
have supplied the family of a dozen peo
ple with vegetables. Each hae giv< n
thirty or forty minutes daily to recita
tion* in botany, Ac. One of them is
about to start a green-house and garden
at Jamaica Plains, and another at some
other point near Boston.
The reoord of the Pslant Office in
England show that 202 patents for im
provements in unbrallaa nave bean taken
out since 1786. If aomebodv would only
take out e patent to prevent the tbeft of
this useful Article!
Nhepkrrda and their Flack*.
A niu*i)t-M>rw*liug wutak# u made
Wheti pulton. tul i*vple fall to establish
nitd main tain between each other a butt
nii relati<m ju*t aa independent of im
Ml <tritual MI it is possible to wake it.
Tbt ph caiman nwyba, and in taulttludra
<>( c*a*a ta, the d<-areet family friend;
but U livtw by ku profession, aud hia
*em<* bate rceogmxed lucuey vain*
aLicit ha eipect* to receive without a
question. R<- would prefer, perhaps,
lo render Ms aerrieaa without rwwanl,
especially to tboaa whom ha loves; but
be haa months to feed and pronoun to
make for Winy days, and for the betp-
In—n—n thai comas at laat to ail. Ho,
though lore and sympathy, ami aelfde
uial for lovr and sympathy's sake may
have actuated hiui tn all hw daily lound
of dttty, ha god home at night and tahaa
down bin blotter, and enteN hia fhargrn
aa formally aa if he hid baan aattiug
(arm produce or tia wans.
Ther*i iaa fading ia many pariabca
that it ia a gift b* whatsoever any paator
ntay be profited ty them —that a paator
earn* nothing, ana that In all things he
is the benefldary of the parish To
make this matter a thousand times wocaa,
than* die |>aator* not a lew who take the
potrion to which the pariah** assign
sham, and easiat in perpetuating the
mistake They ana men whoaa hand*
are always open W> raoeive whatever
con>e; who delight to donation par
ties, and who grasp right and left, with
insatiable grml. at gift*. They hr
coma so mean-anirited that tbay do not
like to pay anything. Tbay are sponges
opon their people and the oommwuty.
Wherever they happen to be, they "Ha
down "on the brethren. These ia noth
ing of value that they in not glad lo
receive, and there ia nobody that they
are uot glad to be tndebtttl to for favor*,
homathnaa they are extravagant, and
bare a gramlea. way of getting into
debt, out of which they are helped
yearly. The abject meanness into
whicu he can descend. And too fre
quent illuatraiiot." among the American
ministry. It {■ diocking and atckening
that there are soma men who seem
forced hr their parishes to lire ia this
wwr. and it is atall mora dwwowforting
to And man who seam tolarahly oom
furtobie and ceolauted while tiring in
this wsy If a man ia fit to preach
he ia worth wagaa. If be is worth
wages, they should be paid with all the
business regularity that ia demanded
and enforced tn bnsinewa life. Them
is no man in the community who works
harder for the money he roaetvm than
the faithful minister There ia no man
—in wboae work, the community ia in
terested—to whom regular wages, that
shall not Cost him a thought, are so im<
p >rtant. Of what use in pulpit can any
man he whoaa weeks are frittered away
in mewn earea and dirty economies ?
Kwerr month, or eeety quarter-day. ev
sn paatnr -hould be sura that there
wili b p&d in hia barkU. aa hia jam
wages, money enough to pay all hia e**
pt-nsr*. Then, without a sense of spe
cial obligation to anybody, he can
nrrach the truth with freedom, and
prepare tor hia public ministrations
withont distraction. Kwthing more
eraai to a paator. or mote dimatrn— to
hia work ran ba dona than to ton* upon
him a feeling of dependence upon the
charities of hia hl. The oSce of
IM a man doaa not naa ih dignity
shore that of a court-tool Re ia the
creature of the popular whim, and the
nrawrher without influence to those who
i do not roapsrt him or hia oflke anflkdent
ly to pay him the wagrw due to a man
who devotes hia life to litem. Manli
twwa cannot live in anch a man, esocpt
it be in torture—a torture endured aim
ply because there are others who de
jw-nd upon the charities doled out to
Good, aauly pastor* and preacher* do
not waut piftn, ihey wwui wages. It is
nuts kindness to ebe ottt insufficient
wkriM by donation putM* and by bene
factions from the richer memtiera of the
flock. It is not s merit, m they seem
to regwd ft, fof parishes or inditidu*)*
to do this It is an acknowledgment
•f indebtedness which they are too mean
to pay in a biuaness way. The pastor
needs it and they owe it, but they take
to themselves the credit of benefactors,
and place him in an awkward and a lata
position. Hie influence of thia state of
thing upon the world that lies outside of
the sphere of Christina belief and activ
ity is beyood calculatiiio. We hsve hsd
taoush of the patronage of Christian jit
bv n half-soofflng. Hal f-tolcrating world,
li Christians do not sufficiently recog
nise the legitimacy of the j sudor's call
ing to tender him fully his just wage*,
and to assist him to maintain his manly
independence before the world, they
must not blame the world for looking
upon him with a contempt that forbids
UproseU and precludes influence. The
world will be quite reads to take the
pastor at the valntlioa of his friends,
and the religion he teaches at the price
its professors are willing to pay. in a
business way, for ita ministry.— ih, F,
(J, MhJhimi, in &crttmrr'M Mtmthl? far Oc
THE DaowNtwfl or THE Carrara or
rnr. BRITANNIA. —Not long ago. Captain
McDonald, of Uie steamer Europe, on a
trip from Liverpool to New York, was
washed off the wheelhouee by a heavy
sea and drowned. J. C. McClelland was
one of the uiatia of that steamer, and
upou him devolved the command of the
ship. Arririug in Liverpool he was
made captain of the Britonuia. On the
last voyage of that vessel to New Yoik she
experienced heavy weather. On the 22d
alt, while a jiarty were standing on the
quarter deck, a tremendous sea struck
the vessel, knocking the whole party off
their feeU One of the passenger* was
shout to be washed overboard, but Cap
tain McClelland sprang to her assistance.
He saved her, but in doing so, lost his
poise, ami went overboard himself, and
was drowned. Life-preservers were
thrown out, and boats were lowered,
but lie wan uot aeeu ..iter he fell into
the water. The steamship arrived at
New York under command of the mate.
MARRINO— The recent death of the
King Of Siatn and the ascension of anew
ruler Ims brought to notice a curious
enntom which * peculiar to the Hiameae
nation. It is called " marking the peo
ple." Every nude subject of the Gov
ernment must elect a Government official
wham be will twougniae as his marker,
aud then must have " a mark" made on
th lack of pne of his wrists indicating
the de|Mirtmcnt to which he is attached.
All persons thus marked are liable to
be called upon to render personal service
in the department to which tbey belong.
This system of marking is unpopular
with the people, and at such times aa it
is to be enforced the greatest vigilance
ia required on the part of the Govern
ment officials to prevent a general emi
gration from the country of thoae subject
to the mark.
THKGA* Wznusor ERIE.— A scientific
journal gives an interesting account of
the gas wells of Erie. The average
depth of the wells sunk is 600 feet, and
they yield from 10,000 to 80,000 cubic
feet of gas a dav. In toe manufactories
this natural gas it Imrned without any
other fuel for raising steam, and in many
private houses no other fire is employed.
The city of Erie Gas Company have a
well pouring 4jooh cubic feat of gas a
dav uito their gasholder; this, mixed
, with 12,000 feet of ordinary coal gas,
furnishes the supply tor illuminating the
Km Mains tf f* saw pell.
There ia a difficulty in embodying
Pompeii to the mind'* eye of a reader,
says writer. Yon walk ita streets,
notice the houses uu either band, see the
open duota, mark byways and alleys,
enter the Exchange, look 'down king sire
noes to the srehed gstewsy*, thread
winding lanes, tramp over flanged side
walks, scrutinise the curbs fretted by
oarruee wheels, reed the signs beside
and etiove the entrances to shops end
stores, rest ia the rooms and mount the
•tain and penetrate th* chambers of th*
dwellings, and yet fail to carry sway the
right words to ounvey your impreastooa.
There is nothing grand. The plane is
anything Hut beautiful A rained esstle
pesetas en a hundredfold greater attrac
tions. Tear the eoears from a book, lift
the crust from a pie, or teienve a bnnmu
of its drawers, and you have a homely
Iffit exact idee of the impression your
visit haa left upon your mind ea you
drive hank to Naples. And yet you have
hecu in actual contact with the hfeof the
Pompeiiaaa, and know what they wwre
doing eighteen hundred and one ysara
agu, when th* fatal hour struck.
We took • random walk through the
streets recently unearthed. The south
ern sun was shining in at open doors and
through broken roofs. In the dwelling*
everything was pitilessly bright. The
secrets of every chamber were revealed.
Th* carriage-rued botwaau the two foot
path a-is of smooth flags, irregular in
shape, deftly fitted, like atones in a
church tower. Modern Florence is so
Ksved. Wr turns corner and arc startled
y the figure of a deed mar, lying inside
a doorway. He lies as he fell His atti
tude is preserved by a proa* recently
adopted. In the hurry of the storm he
had sought refuge in s porch. Bat he
never crossed its threshold again, and
{on cm sec how death grappled with
im there and threw him struggling and
fighting for life. In the baker* shop is
the arched oven, with fireplace and fines,
all perfect for baking bread to-day.
Mill* for grinding—oooes of grit stone,
convex and concave, turned oapetain
f aahion by a jrues-ber-stsnd in the shop.
In his neighbor's, the fuller's shop, are
the charges for work done chalked upon
the wall* " Them they are," as id our
guide. " Your excellencies can doubt
less reed Latin. But the poor men was
never paid." A more pretentions trades
man was the leather-cutter, not far oil
Within was the table gashed with knife
marks, upon which the man had cut his
lad strands. He had one* been a soldier
of the Ninth Cohort, sad ao announced
under his name.
There was in Pompeii s glut of public -
bowses, sometimes four or five in a sin
gle street. We stopped at an inn, on
the wall Of which waa painted an ele
phant, and beneath it the latin Vimla,
words, which, translated, were : " Sit
tins lias established the Elephant Oste
ite Triclinium, with three l>eda Every
comfort" * Inside are the Trichnium or
dining-room. tbe dintx-Malde, and three
divans few convives. II most have been
a common place in its best days, and as
for its comfort, Pompeiisns, in oommoa
with modern XeapoiitaiuK, were nppar
ently not exacting. The hooae of fliri-j
ens, lower down the street is curious.
His nams it written Op in two place*—
in a chamber and over the front door.
On bis threshold is cut ••Halve Lucrum "
The Interior Is well appointed, with a
i nice garden in the rear, and trellises,
! rockeries and decoration* suggestive erf
woman's handiwork. Skeletons of a
little dog, tortoises and two goats, indi
cate that pet animals were about. The
windows and doors are bordered with
graceful designs s walls of the sleep
ing apartments are covered with trace
ries el iowwra, festoons, birds dolphins
and bachantea, and fbe choice domicile j
. is decorated with cones of rich colors,
now called Rapbacleeque. Who Siricus
waa not even If. Piorndi can make ap
parent. Turning into another street,
the visitor comes upon the bagnios.
They are of three distinct dassm, twe of
which, are happily unknown to the
modem World. Rich class is designa
ted by an enil4n carved In stone,
placed beside the door. In refinement
of immorality, Pompeii waa a miniature
Corinth. Prom the common halls, where
courtesans danced with gladiators, to the
sumptuous boudoirs that invited aristo
cratic matrons, of the luxurious cabinets
frequented only by the patrician order,
profligate life is pictured in coloring*
and shadings upon every floor and wall.
Indelicate Verses art scribbled oft tfte
door*. Vile epigrams stared the un
blushing Jk*ibiinn from every corner.
And <iowb/e enfcwrfnw, the wit of which is
•♦mothered in nastinea*. hide ashamed
behind cornices and fretwork. Evi
dently of the dwellers in the doomed
; city, it was equally true as in Rome, that
"God gave them up unto vile affections."
! A dyer's shop, in the same infamous
street, is remarkable only for ita window
shutters. They were closed, being rf
wood, which hits mouldered away, their
exact impress remains in the burdened
. uhe*. They were niue in number. The
edge of each overlapped its fellow and
j slid into a groove. In the central alitit
' ter a small door was made, closed by
lock and key. This was for the dyer to
' let himself in and out after he had
dosed the doors. He had done the lat
ter on the fatal day, too late, alas, to
! escape, and so ended his life among bw
dye-woods and blacking-powder*.
LOVE J* JAIL.—A rather singular affair
took place a day or two since at the
Kings County Jail, N. Y. Mr, Charles
Hlater, alias Lawrence Coffbey, is con
fined therein, and is said to be a notori
ous river thief who was arrested in the
Eastern District, where it i* alleged he
was caught in the act of stealing. Miss
Adelaide Alexander, of New York, called
at the jail to see Coffer, and after a pro
tracted interview concluded to get mar
ried to him. She went jd once for a
clergyman, who returned with her, and
the twain were made " one flesh and one
blood," in presence of the keeper. She
was allowed to remain longer than the
rules allowed, and when notified by the
keepers that she must leave she got
angry, declared that she was Coffey's
lawful wife and would not leave without
him. She swore she would releane him
or die in the attempt. Hhe was ejected
by force and came there again on the
next evening, when she threatened to
pull dowu the jail if her husband waa
not released. She was finally seen red
snd is now a raving maniaeat the Station
house. She will be sent to the Lunatic
Asylum at Flatbneh. It is H toted that
she loved Opffey dearly, but did not know
that he follow**! the calling of a river
EXERCISE. —The Lock port Journal
contains the following practical sug
gestion : "Now that the croquet and
base ball season will ere long be over,
we would suggest, in order that the
muscle-developing process may not
lie dormant during the long winter
months, that the base ball athletic* turn
theiT attention to sawing np the wood
piles of widows and sick folks during
the winter. The exercise is fully aa
healthful, is pot so violent, dangerous,
. nor tiresome as base ball, Mid we are
•ore the results will gratify a curious
Cblic fully as much, and wo would pre
to give tho ' score' of a wood-sawing
visas to that of a base ball elnb in
oolumnx. What say you, acuta ? Ply,
sioiaus recommend young ladies to
walking clubs. This is g matter in whiefy
steps should be taken.
TERMS : Two DolUu-s a Year, in Advance.
Ameog the tthaker*.
80 many people are visiting the Sha
; kw* and telling what they mat there, that
we know oar rasdam will ba pleased to
rand again Arte tuna Ward'- wait In the
, Mine direction. ArtsmtU toils the story
i of hie visit m follow*.
" Mr. Hhttkur." sod I, "yoa aea before
yon a Babe in the Woods, so to apeak,
and ha MM a shelter of ran."
"Yay," aad the Hhaknr, and be led
the way into the boose, another bate
-ant to pot my bone and wagon under
, hirer.
A colon fen-*-. toohin somewhat like
I a hurt year's bean-pole stock into a long
meal-ban, cum in and uad me waa I a
thirst and did I hangar f To which 1
smarted, " A few." Hhe want art, and
' I endeavored to open a conversation
with tlte old man.
I " Elder, I apart T' and I
"Yay," he raid
" Health's good, I raakon *"
■kL: the wagN of a Elder, when
lie understands his bumam—or do yo
devote your aarviom gratooittooa f"
" Yay."
•' Htormy night, air."
" Yny."
"If the storm caDttaaes there'll ban
mam underfoot, hoy f
" Yay."
•' It's capleasant when there's a am
underfoot K
" If I may ba ao bold, kind air, whnt'a
the price of that peeooier kind weakat
yoa wear, inoladia trimmina 7"
"I pawaad a rainit, aad than, tldnddn
I'd he iaseahos wif h him aad see bow
that would go, I aiant him on the shoul
der, tmret into a hearty larf, and told
i him thai as a ysyer ha had no livia ekrt .
He jumped up as if btlin water had
| lieen squirted into hia earn, groaned,
rolled lua eyes up tarda the sosliu, and
sed :
" You're a man of sin r
He then walkt oat of the room.
Direetiy thar earn in tiro young Sha
sewaaca, as putty and alick lodktn gals
aa I ever met. It ia teoo they wm dreat
1 in meal-bags like the old one I'd mat
nrevialy, and their shiny, silky hair waa
hid from sight by long white caps, tab
!as I apoae female Jams wear; but their
eyas sparkled like dtviao-frdt, their checks
was like rosea, and they was eharmin
fdiuff to a man throw *>- at
grandmother, if they axed him to. They
crwnmeoat • leering away tha dishes,
cartin shy clancea at me all the time. I
got excited f forgot Betsy Jane in my
raptor, and aw I:
" Mr pretty dears, how air yoa V
" tfe air wvll," they aolumly sed.
" What* is the old ou *" eaid I, in a
soft vaios.
"Of whom dart thou speak—Brother
Uriah f"
"I maeti thai gey aad festive com who
calk me a man of sin. fSKißldnt wonder
! if hia name wasn't Uriah."
" He baa retired."
" Wall, our pretty dears," em I, " let's
have some fun. X*t's play pom ia the
corner. What my ***
" Air TOO a Shaker," they asked.
" Well, my pretty dean, I haven't ar
rayed my prand form in a kmg weakit
vet, lint if they was all like yon peitmpa
I'd jine em. Aa it ia, I am a Shaker
They was fuU of fan. I seed that at
first, only they waa a little akeery. I
tawt 'eta ptim in the corner, and rich
, like ptase, and we had a nice time, kenan
quiet of coane, ao the old man shoolanl
! hear. When we broke up, aw I:
'• Mv pretty dears, ear I go yon have
no olq.- T.i u, have you, to a innersent
kiss at partin *"
" Yay," tbey sed, and I ysyed.
The Ftertrta Wreckers.
Many of the Florida wrecker* sre us
live* of Connecticut. The tow of 1
M vatic iffni to "apply a large propor
tion. The Bahama* We nupjJied some
of the wreck*** of thi* owmC They pp
conk*, and are not ao reliable,
enterprising or intelligent. The Florida
wrecker, speaking of the wml *
ranch like the schooner of the northern
fishermen. Probably no itssel float"
that equals these in safety and speed.
The pilot boat* are like them, bnt'
uaaallr larger. A captain and six men
constitute the turns! crew. In moot in
stances two veaaeb work in compos*. J
A* it often happens that several **•** !
are owned by mae company they take
stations so aa to cover the wrecking
ground to good advantage. From Cap*
Florida to Rev Went is about two bun
!dm! and fifty"miles; on this ground,
which ia a fatal one for shipping, the
wrecking vessel* ore stationed within
sight of eaeh other, and signal* are pass
ed on the discovery of a wreck. From
Caps Florida northward the coast ia open
to the ocean and no shelter is afforded
the. wrecking -craft For this reason
the wrecked vessels are often not visited
by wreckers for several days after they
go ashore. There is a such a harvest
of wrecks, in fact, after a storm on tin*
coast that the wreckers are obliged to
confine their duties to the ground they
hare been watching.
Ker, about midway batwevn
Cape Florida" end Key Wert, is the rec
ognised rendexToos of the wreckers.
In former days, when there ware giro!
numbers of ships laden with cotton
posninc oat from the Gulf to our own
ports and those of the Old World, wrecks
were, of course, more common.. A vast
amount of wealth was carried by even
one ship, and if the vessel became hope
kealy stranded a rich harvest was enjoy
ed bv the wrecker*. This harvest, let
us show plainly, la s purely legitimate
matter of business. The wreckers fit
ont and man their vessels or they re
fitted by companies, and are legally al
lowed by license to pursue the calling.
As we naTc shown, they station their
crafts on certain ground, and thereby
net aa watchful sentinels. Should life
I* in danger when a wreck is disoovcred,
and should the vessel happen to go
ushore in a heavy storm, it is fortunate
for the sailor or traveller that these
vigilant, fearless watchers are at hand.
When life is saved, then a goodly num
ber of stout men are ready to bargain
tor the restoration of the ship and cargo, j
This may be done by a private arrange
ment, or by the action of the United
States Marine Court at Key West The
owner* of the vessel we obliged to pay
certain amounts to Mch number of the
wrecking-vessel as salvage. The vessel
lias its share, the captain or chief wreck
er his, and the crew their portion. To
fully appreciate the services of these
men we need only imagine tliern re
moved from these nlaoes. What loss of
life would there be in times of hurricane.
What suffering from hunger and thirst
upon uninhabited wastes, where al
most insurmountable barriers prevent
an escape inland.
These wrecker* of Florida, far from
being land sharks and pirates, as many
have imagined them, are known, aa a
class, to be humane, kindly mid honest
I have known some of them personalty,
and having regarded them only ss noble
aud upright men.— Eaxhanffe.
A lady writer blames the men more
thu the women for ridienlous fashions
now in vogus. She says: "If all
men possessing a SIOO,OOO and upwards
should form a league not to 4 marry any
woman who mounted a chignon, how
long do you suppaoe the ugly monstrosi
ties would continue to be in vogue,"
Part* sad Faacter. m
Where BO hope is left. ri left no Imr.
An hansel death is batter Abb a dis
honest Ufa
A druggist la not iwpwoprtaWj l
termed the chief pflhr tff stetety.
Oar own heart, and ao* oMar man's
• oftioiuo*, forms oar true honor.
Prater lorn before ujst gain, for
' Mat briuga grief but one*, thf* forever.
Oaeaola County, low*, with 277,M0
aorea of land, contains not a riagte Una.
It is a ftufny tiling absut a dentist
that the mora It* atop the faster be gats
Justim consists in doing wo injury In
decency. in giving thaw no of.
It is shameful thing to be weary of
inaniry, whoa whet we aeareb for i at
Dog* art represented to be Me meat
skillful dentists. They insert nateral
It |a unraeaoitebte to tasphia baeaaaa
joar clock mope—it aao not gat • with
out a weight
Facta should ba pot down in Mack and
white ; in another colored ink they might
appear ink-rad-IMc.
Clara asked Turn ' Whsi animal
dropped from the cloud* 7" "Therein,
dnar," was tba reply-
It ia an encouraging sign that tba doe
tor* and lswyri* aw preparing to wane a
vigorous war again* profre*kai sfcur
The annual value of the jgovra am
factored in England, may be
at £1,000.000 sterling, Mmty 70 000
hands aw employed in the msmjmlsteoe
Wrestling ia hardly an Aaawicnnajwrt,
yet several match#* have taken (dace
Utely in this conn try. It ia rerteinlv a
laaaWntslu.ritf atettteteant than prlaa*
It ia a noble and great thing *?*
the bfamisbesead to ewnrethe failing*
of a friend; to draw a curiam before
proclaim his virtuei upon the housetop.
The Oread Master of the Grand Lodge
of Loooosotivc Firemen, in convention
in St. Look, stated ia his address that
"mora than half tba areidente tbatoocoi
on the various railroad* thwragbout the
world are dae to men who habitually nee
intoTioating drinks."
The has flat
bnTwrnaea for tbeir aaaoeiatea, newe
realise the ideal of womanly nature, to
the convent, eava the woman
shrivels sod Wesdbas out into u eofA
•eMak, simpering, prayer-malting eutte
The fotaate on the islands tn Ma Mm
risatppi are full of giay aquirwfa. It
acn these *oaimfe are now immne
west, and the mar is MB of than swim
ming to the Minamata abort. Tba crop
of nuts in Wisconsin ia smell, and these
squirrels go where they may provide for
Use winter.
There will ooaae n time when three
words attend with charity sad meek
ness. shell receive n for snore Moaned iw
ward than three thousand vohuaas wrtt
ten with disdainful sharpness of wit.
Dot the manner of men's writing mate
not alienate onr hearts from Ma troth,
if it appear they have the truth.
On the arrival of a railroad 'train at an
Illinois town ac. ntiv, a man was oh
•erred to craw! oat from trader the ten
der. with Ms leer crashed a tewiMn
manner. He had Mice from the engine,
and although a wheri passed ovar the
Umb, be dang to the tender, sad wan
saved. He wa drank.
The Peoria ( HL) Jforesw save: "We
are setting disgusted with the lUmote
river. A stranger in this cunirv
find It antil he gets his feet wet \tr step
ping ia it If this sort of tiring keeps
on, they will have to station a police
man ui th* (*
thing we know, mme e**w wifl
com# along and drink the ragtag ISiaess
foMsf IMage Wftheat i skier-
When I was hoy, I waa playing out fa
the street one winter's day. ante?. teg tides
on sMghs, and it was great fan. Boya
would rather catch rides any day Man
go out rrgukriy and property to take a
drive. As I was retching on to one
skih and to another. * uteres having
a moc time, and ofttimas getting n cut
from a big H*ck whip. I at last fastened
like s barnaefa to the aids of .country
tnan's cutter.
An ohl giiiitteinan aat alone on tha
seal, and he looked at me rather benig
aanthr, as I thought, and neither said
anything to me. nor swung his old whip
o*ar tbt; to I vratumd to climb upon
the ride of his ct iter. Another benig
nant look tram the cotmtiyuan, hot
warm bwffoio rods hemde him, and Men
bespoke. The o>"l a . T V* :
•* Young man, do yon ote to noe r
" 5Ta pretty it ?_
Yre, *i, it ia. ands nfoahoraa draw-
•Did leak you to get is?"
Vo air "
Well, then, why did you get in?'
" Well, air, I—i thought you looked
so good and kind, and thai you would
have no objection." .
"And ao, young man, becanae yon
thought I waa coo\ and ki<l. von toak
idvintage of that Jdndneea, and took a
SrTXlKmt asking for it?"
NO. 41.
i Y<m, tor."
• fa thai rid# worth having f "
4 * \"#f sir. 1 *
•• Won, nU, .Toaug
toB you two thing*. Too should mw
take • in run advantage of the bnanss*
of others; ud what it worth having, h
worth at least asking f ®o* ■■ 7°®
tumbled into this sleigh without s#king
me, I shell tumble too out into the*
snow-drift without asking *• __
And out I went, like e shot off •
above!, end he didn't make much fuse
about it either. I picked myself op '
a slightly bewildered state, hot I never
forgot that lemon.
(tenth American Indian*.
Neither priests nor fetishes ere found
among the Pstegoniana, Puekhea, and
Famprann, says a writer who has been a
prisoner among the®. The fathers ana
mothers themselves transmit their relig
ion to their descendant*. who serupu
lously otwenre it This fact is the mote #
extraordinary. becmuae among the hitch
ioa and the "Bolivian!, their neighbors,
are found idols, and undoubted proofs
of an interesting religion of very ancient
origin. Finally, whatever may be the
simplicity of their religion. the belief in
it by the'Pntaconians is not the less pro
found, and of thi- they every instant
give proofs. An Indian never eata or
drinks without first having prayed to
God to grant hm all things necessary to
his life, nor without offering him the
first portion. He turns toward the son,
sent by God, when in the a<* of cutting
off a piece of meat, or pouring out
tie water, accompanying the action vnth
the following words, the fonnnla being
slightly varied: "Oh! e ebai, vita
ouenetrou, reyne mspo, Freneanvotrey,
tUle sneteux, "come que hiloto, come que
ptooeo, come que oinaotu. Povre lagan
intche. hiloto elnemy ? tefa nuinie one
sah. Hilo, hiloto tnfßgnsv." (Oh, fa
ther, great man, king of this lant! favor
me, dear friend, every day with good
food, with good water, with gocl sleep.
lam poor. Are you hungry * Here is
a bad meal. Eat if you like.)
UnoowrrmmonAik —ln ordering Ike
release of a Mrs. CaAy, who had been
arrested on the complaint of a hotel pro
prietor for failing to pay her mother's
board trill. Judge Barnard of New York,
said that the act under which she waa
imprisoned was unconstitutional, sod
that every member of the Legislature
who voted for that bill with a knowledge
of what it was should have been indicted
and imprisoned
V jg
i Tvs track-layers of the Northern
Pacific Railroad are rapidly approaching
- the Bed Biver. Workmen wiß begin
■ immediately on the Dakota Dromon,
300 miles of which is under contract.