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MIFFLINTOAVN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENNA., NOVEMBER 19, 1S73.
J tHl lae Vla-ii that I aero
1. a ud ana a eolema talni,
Wasere t&e caill Oeiober breexee ?!,
AtulHhft feraft lift wlthftriag.
1 or I paee the reare la lung review,
Tae Jun I LaTe triced pat,
1l yeare waea Ufe waft bright aaa aw ,
Ah, what bave they troaglil at Wl
A4 X cry, aa I look at my 4rjoi4ag sow ere,
it j baffle aopea, aaa my falling puir.ra,
"Oh, mj loftt, Iot beam
What a barveet night bave beea garaarW la,
WLa Ik fjldea grela wa wtikal
Wbo thft draaght waa barely taeted t
What tappy memories miat bave ihaat,
Baa fully aever stalaea tbem I
What awfcla height to net aaoa.
If a steadier foot has gala! than!
Aad I err, aa 1 all 'mid my faded Ijwert,
"Baahaese aad weakaeae haTa fatal dowera
Oh, my lost. lot honra '
Too lata for battle, too lata for (aw,
Couee tha Tlaloa of better Ufa ;
With eyea that ara amartlag- with leal wl iIau
I g aaa at tha world' hot atrtfa.
Tha patleat love caa aol pardoa ww.
Or the pruad believing cheer ;
Where tha white croaa f leaiaa ana the vloiete grow
Lie the loved that made life o dear.
Kiad 5 a tar reaewa her perlahed flowere.
Bat Peath kaowa aothlag of tan or showers
"Oh, my loet, loftC hour
by, what ia Lwaor? Tie the snort acae
Of JaftUee which thft ha man nlod can fnun.
intent eaeh larking frailty to disclaim,
Aad goaxd the way of Uie from all offenoe
eoaVred or dwae.
The World may change from old to ie,
From aew to old agaia ;
Tet hope aad beavea, forever trae.
Within maa'a heart remftia.
The dreama that bleca the weary aual.
The etragl"e of the strong.
Are stepe toward some happy goal.
The tory of Hope, ftoog .
Uinta of Style.
Although daw and startling cLaueS
of modes nave been heralded by mer
chants and drew makers for a month past,
the "openings' show few radical differ
rnoes from last season's garments.
There are some changes, bnt the general
effects are similar.
The most noticeable alteration is the
plainness and tastef ulness of the walk
ing Raits. A majority of them are made
with the comfortable and convenient
redingote, and a skirt really artistic by
reason of iU appropriateness. The
others, as a rule, are made with a single
akirt and jacket-basque, which unites
the desirable qualities of basque and
polonaise, and has the awkarduesses of
The relinquishment of ovemkirts,
predicted at regular intervals for the
last two years, seems to be an accom
plished fact. They are still made, of
course ; but the most elegant dresses
are without them. For home costumes,
uverskirts are simulated by trimmings ;
for street, the jackets and polonaises
take their place ; and for full and din
ner toilette, no pretense of overskirt is
There is a severity in the style of the 1
new costumes, restful and pleading to :
eyes wearied witn tue involved and
meaningless trimmings of the past
Trimmings are by no means forsaken ;
but they are generally flat and much
simpler'in design. Gimps and fringes,
woolen and linen laoes are as frequently
employed as flounces and puffs, and ap
pear by comparison, tiie essence of sim
plicity. The redingote is, in a measure,
responsible for this change, as its plain
ness demands plainness in the accom
panying garments. Buttons are assuming
more modest proportions ; and, though
still striking the vision with painful
effrontery, they seem less of au excres
cence than formerly.
Skirts are as scant as ever in front
and on the sides ; the fulness being
drawn as far back as possible. The
width of walking dresses is not more
than three yards and a half or less than
three and a quarter around the bottom.
The puff in the back of trained skirts
was so popular last winter that it is re
vived. It is pretty and graceful, and if
it leads, as is to be hoped, to speedy
diminishing of,and final dispensing with
the inelegant and nnseemly bustle, it
will be a blessing in pleasing disguise.
The trains of evening dresses are cov
ered with diaphonous puffings, and
garlanded with dainty vines of flowers
and berries more frequently than they
are trimmed with stiff and heavy flounces
of the same ; but whatever the decora
tion, it is arranged with a carefully
studied irregularity, of which it is diffi
cult to discover the beginning or end.
The fashion of ornamenting the fronts
and backs of suits without regard to 1
each other, or to the rules of good j
taste, still exists ; but is likely to die I
eoon of its own ugliness. Sfribn-r't
Una He a call to be a Htiftband. j
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Has he. call to be a hiwlmnd who
thinks more of his horse than of hu
""if . 11 a t . 1 i 1 v 1
Has he a call to be a husband who
spends six evening- out of the week
his wife will go Thursday evening to ',
wv fmm home, and comDiains Dpcause
Mas be a call to re a nuaoana woo
spends $5 a week for cigars and an oc
casional glass, but can't afford to take a
newspaper for his family?
Has that man a call to be a husband
who comes home with a face as sour as
the last of the pickles, and expects his
better half to be sweetness personified?
Has he a call to be a husband who
makes elegant presents to other ladies
and grumbles if his wife wants a new
dress? " '
Has he a call to be a hubband who
swears if the one hnndreth button is
missing and never speaks a word in
commendation of the ninety and nine
that remain immovable ?
Has he a call to be a busband who
never bnys a book or a picture to make
home attractive and still wonders why
a woman can't be contented to stay at
home seven days out of the week and
ever singing. "There's no place like
Haa he a call to be a husband who
comes to the table with tobacco-stained
lips (those lips for which sweet kisses
should ever be in waiting) and turns
away in die gust from a grease spot on
his wifea apron ?
Has he a call to be a husband who
loses money by betting on elections and
horse races, and when he becomes in
volved attributes it to his wife's extrava
gance, Why didn't a dog want a place in the
ark ? jBecanse he had a bark of his own.
THE DUKAMISC. BEECH.
More than a hundred years have
passed since it was struck by lightning
and split from top to bottom, and the
I plow lias well 1 arrowed the place where
; it grew. Before that time the mighty
! old beech tree stood, some hundred
yards from the first honse of the vil-
lage, on a grassy mound a tree snch
1 as one never sees in these days, because
! animal, plants, trees and men are be
1 coming small and mean.
! The peasants said the tree dated from
! the early Christian era, and that holy
aposiie u aa wen massacred beneath it
by a false heathen ; that the roots of
the tree Lad drunk np the apostle's
blood, which, rising through the trunk
and branches, had made them so large
and strong. . Who knows if the legend
be true ?
Anyhow, there was certainly one
curious fact concerning the tree, and
everybody in the village knew about it,
great and small. Whoever fell asleep
under the tree, and dreamt dream,
would surely come to pass. So from
time immemorial, it was called the
"Dreaming Beech," and no one knew
it by any other name. There was, how
ever, a peculiar condition attached to
the dreaming, and if anybody lay down
under the beech with the idea of 'dream
ing some particular thing, then the
dream would sure be nothing but con
fusion and rubbish, and nonsense of all
Borts, of which no one could make either
head or tale. Now this waa assuredly
rather a difficult stipulation, because
most people are so very likely to think
' of what lies nearest the heart.
' One hot summer's day, when not a
j breath of air stirred, a poor journeyman
. came wandering along the road. Things
' had gone very badly with him for many
; years in foreign parts. When he reached
; the village he turned his pockets inside
t out for the last time, but, alas ! they
i were empty.
"What am I to do ': ' he thought to
; himself ; "1 am tired to death, but no
' one will take me in for nothing, and it is
i hard to beg. " i
Just then his eyes fell opon the noble ;
beech tree, on the green, grassy slope ;
and as it stood only a few yards from !
the road, he laid himself down under it
to rest. While he was soundly sleeping,
I a branch dropped from the beech tree.
with three leaves on it, which fell just
across his breast lie dreamt that he
sat at a table, in a most cosy room, and
the table was his own, and the room,
and, indeed, the whole house. At the
table, leaning on it with both hands,
stood a young woman, looking lovingly
at him. and that was his wife. On his
knees eat a child, whom he was feeding
nrith or, nr. orifl KdOAantaA fnA TWVirl Wall
with soup, and because the spoon was
too hot, he blew upon the spoon to cool
it Then his wife cned out, laughingly,
'What a capital nurse you make 1"
Jumping about the room was another
child a fat rosy-cheeked nrchin
dragging about a large carrot to which
he had tied a string, and snouting out
-T ll i. ;t .. r-r-
And both children were his own. j
This was his dream ; and it must have
luiun . ..n ftl.Miwflr.fc rlraflm fur hia '
whole face beamed in his sleep, with
When he awoke, it was almost even
ing, and before him stood a shepherd,
smoking. He sprang np from the
ground, much refreshed, stretched him- j
self, and vawued. saying.
"Heavens I if it were only true ! bnt,
at all events, it was pleasant to know
I how it would all feeL"
I VI al. -I. .a cnA
tvi u: .i, i,,m- on.T w-ii.tW
. - d wUether he bal .ver
heard of the wonderful beech. Having
learned he was as innocent as a new
born babe, he exclaimed,
"Well, yon're a lucky dog ! For any
one could" read in your face you were
dreaming for a long time as you lay
there." So he told him the peculiar
virtue of the tree. "It's sure to come
true," lie added. "'Sow, just tell me
what you were dreaming."
"Old fellow," answered the young
man, grinning, "that is the way, is it,
yon question strangers in these parts ?
I mean to keep my beautiful dream
to myself, and you can't be surprised at
that But for all that, nothing will
come of it Stuff and nonsense I I
should like to know how a tree could
come by such power !"
As he came into the village, he saw
stuck from the roof of the third house a
long pole, with a golden crown dangling
from it And below, at the door, stood
the landlord of the Crown Inn. He
happened to be in good humor, for he
had had a very good supper. So the
young laborer pulled oft hia cap, and
asked for a night's shelter.
The landlord of the Crown Inn looked
at the smart lad in his dusty, ragged
clothes, from top to toe, and then kindly
nodding, said to him,
"Sit down here in this arbor. I dare
say there's a bit of bread and cheese
and a jug of beer to Bpare for ye, and a
truss of straw in the loft at night" (
Whereupon he went into the honse,
land sent ont his daughter with the
bread, and cheese and beer, ana sne
sat down beside the yonng man, and
asked him to tell h?r of the foreign
lands, and in return told him all the
village gossip. Suddenly she rose,
leaned toward the stranger, and said,
"Frav tell me what those three leaves
are, sticking out of your waistcoat ?"
thrw leaTe9 which
had fallen upon him while he slept It
uad po waisfcoat
J . ., .
-imu un iau
beech tree just outside the village," he
replied. "1 had a nap under it
uen he ceased speaking, ue itu
to question him narrowly, till she had
ascertained beyond a donbt that he had
really fallen asleep under the great
beech tree, and that moreover, he knew
nothing of the wonderful power and
properties attached to the tree. For he
was a sly dog, and pretended to know
As soon as she had done questioning,
she drew him another jng of beer, and
pressed htm to drink, telling him all
the lovely things she had herself
dreamed, and what a pity it was they
had not come true.
Just then the shepherd came from
the field, driving his sheep through the
village. As he passed the Crown Inn,
he saw the two sitting in the arbor, iu
earnest converse, and he stood a mo
ment and said, -
"Ah, yes ; hell be sure to tell you
the beautiful dream." And then he
drove on hia sheep.
When the girl found that she conld
not learn anything about the dream, her
curiosity knew no bounds, and she asked
him outright what he had dreamt while
sleeping under the beach.
Then the yonng man, who was a mis
chievous rogue, and in very high spirits
about his pleasant dream, with a aly
look and a wink said, '-
"Ah I had a most glorious dream,
which mnst come true ; but I dare not
tell yon what it was."
Bat she worried and teased him so.
that at last he drew hia chair toward
her, and told her quite gravely,
"I dreamt I should marry the daugh
ter of the landlord of the Crown Inn,
and that, after a bit, I should become
On hearing this, the girl grew as white
as a lily, and then as red aa a rose, and
got np and walked in the house. Then,
after some little time, she eatue again,
and asked if he had really dreamt it,
and was quite in earnest.
"To be sure, to le sure," said he ;
"she who appeared to me in the dream
was most certainly just like yon."
Then the girl went again into the
house. She walked straight to her own
room, and thoughts flowed through her
brain like water that runneth apace.
"He knows nothing about tha tree,"
she said to herself : "he dreamt it. and
whether I wish it or not, it will surely
come to pass ; there is no possibility of j
changing that" And with this she!
went to bed. When ahe awoke the next
morning, she knew his face by heart, so
often had she seen it in her d reams
during the night
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The young man had slept sonndly on
his bed of straw. "Dreaming Beech , ,
dream, and all he had said to the land
lord's daughter, were alike forgotten.
Be stood at the door of the tap-room,
and was just shaking the landlord's
hand, and wishing him good-by, as the
girl entered. On seeing him ready to
start, an indescribable feeling came over
her, and she could not let him ago.
"Father." she said, "the beer has
not yet been tapped, and the young man
has nothing to do. Couldn't he stay a
day longer and earn Lua board and
louging, ana get someining oestue iot certain tourist, makes the following
the journey home ?" observations on a sea-beach scene :
The landlord had no objection to I "To the beach, by all means 1" cried
make to this proposal, as he had just ' I. and to the beach we hastened, where,
had his morning draught, and was in indeed, we fonnd heaps of cast-off rai
the best of humor. ment, and a hundred footprints in the
Km,. ,w,.i.r.,n- t,wi
but slowlv. Then came bottling the
" -. r rt
wine, and wnen tne casK waa empty and
the bottles fall, then the girl thought
he could help in the field work, and
when that was finished there were so
many things to be done in the garden,
that no one ever dreamt of before. So
.ro, aMrrA v., ,
night she dreamt of him.
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And so it csme to pass that at the end
of the year the young man was still at
the honse. , And then the floors were
well scoured, and white sand fir twigs
were thrown mall the .rooms, and the
wnoie yniage naa a nonaay. was
me weaamg-aay 01 ane young journey-
man and tne inn-Keepers aaugnier ;
and everybody iejoiced at it except
j .nst tha fe w who ,uIke because tuev
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were jealous, or pretended to be.
Not long after, the landlord of the
Crown Inn was decidedly onoe more in
a happy frame of mind. He had been
eating and drinking to his heart's con
tent, and sat in his arm-chair with his
snuff-box on his knee. Long he slept ;
u v uaoi. viuru mei
tried to wake
W,n- tuer found he WM dead 1
One day, about five years later, the
voting landlord for such he now was
had come in, and waa sitting in the
tap-room, when his wife ran in, and
said to him,
-'Only fancy I yesterday at noon one
of our mowers fell asleep under the
Areamiug xeeca, wuuuu. snowing it,
and what do you think he dreamt ? Why
that he was immensely rich t And only
think who it was Cavpar, old Caspar,
who is half-witted, and everybody pities
him, and keeps him only for charity.
What on earth will he do with all his
"Wife," laughed the husband, "how
can you believe such rubbish ? Yon, a
sensible woman I Just reflect for one
moment How is it possible that a tree
can foretell the future, let it be ever
such an old and beautiful tree ?"
The wife gazed at her husband with
wondering eyes, shook her head, and
"Husband, don't speak ao wickedly t
Yon ought not to joke on snch subjects."
"I am not joking, my dear," replied
"Why pretend what you do not mean?"
she cried. "Surely, you, of all others,
have most reason to be grateful to the
tree. Hasn't all you dreamt under it
come true ?"
"God knows," replied the husband,
"I am grateful to Him and to you. Yes,
it was a beautiful dream, and I remem
ber it like yesterday, but everything is
a thousand times better than I dreamt
it and you, love, a thousand times
prettier and dearer than the yonng
woman who appeared in my dream."
"Bat still it was strange that you
should dream yon were to marry me."
"I never dreamt that I All I saw was
a young woman, with two children, but
she was not half as pretty as you, or
the children either."
"Fie I" cried the wife ; "do jou mean
to deny me or the tree ? Didn't you
tell me the first dsy we met it was in
the evening, out there in the arbor
that you had dreamt you were to marry
me. and become the landlord of the
Then the man remembered the joke
he had played on his wife, and said,
"It can't be helped, dear wife. I
really did not dream of yon, and if I
said so it was only a joke. I remember
you were very inquisitive, and I wanted
to tease you."
"You havestolen my love, and cheated
me ont of my heart," she said ; I shall
never be happy again no, never I"
Then he asked her if she did not love
him better than anybody in the world,
and if they had not been the happiest
couple in the whole village. She could
not deny this ; bat nevertheless she
remained sad and miserable, notwith-!
standing au ne could say. every at
tempt at reconciliation failed ; nearly
all day she sat gloomily by herself,
starting whenover her husband came
Tills state of things continuing for
some time, he alxo begun to grow mel
ancholy, fearing he had altogether lost
his wife' love. One noon he went ont
into the village, and loitered carelessly
through the fields. In the distance
stood the old Dreaming Beech. He
went and sat beneath its shade, think
ing of days gone by.
Then the beech began to rustle again,
aa it had done five years ago. Then his
heart grew calmer, and he slept Soon
he dreamed that same bright dream
again. The woman at the table, and
the little children at their play ; bnt
now, the faces of his own dear wife and
children, and she looked at him with
her large brown eyes so kindly ah, so
kindly ! And then he awoke and fonnd
it was only a dream. More sorrowful
than before, he broke off a small twig
from the tree, and went home and
placed it in his hymn-book.
The next day was Sunday, and as they
went to church, the leaves fell ont at
his wife' feet He turned scarlet a
he stooped to pick them up. But the
wife had seen it and asked what it waa.
"Only leave from the Dreaming
Beech, which is much kinder to met
than yon are. Yesterday I was resting i
kind to me again, and bad forgiven
everything. But it ia not trae. The
good old beeeh, though it is a noble
tree, knows nothing about the future."
- The wife gazed at him, and it was aa
if a ray of sunshine had crossed her
"Husband, did you really dream
"Yes." he answered, positively.
"And I waa really your wife ?"
"Really my own, true wife."
"Thank God !" ahe said ; "now it is
all right again. I love yon so dearly
how dearly yon can never know. And
all these long, weary days, I have been
in such dread lest I waa wrong in loving
von, and that God meant me to have
notn h"bni. and you another wife,
For yon certainly did steal my heart,
man andt was djeption
first-yes, yon stole my heart, but it
d do much good, for you know
V?.ngm.,tst h,PPened I"" y
did, whether we would or no. But, my
hn.band promise me never again to
sijAtingly of the Dreaming
"I never will, for I believe iu it aa
much aa yon do, depend upon it, though
in a different way, perhaps. And now
let me paste the leaves in the beginning
of our hymn-book, so that they may
not be lost"
Hawaiian Keav-iteach Scene.
In a pleasant article on Hawaii, the
, Overland Monthly, through the lips of j
nana. nat wouia .nr. ivoDinson urn-
soe have said to that I wonder ? Acrosa
the level water, heads, hands and shoul
ders, and sometimes half bodies, were
floating about like the amphibia. We
were at onoe greeted with a shout of
welcome, which came faintly to ns above
the roar of the surf, as it broke heavily
i on the reef, a half-mile out from shore,
I " drawing toward the hour when
the fishers came to land, and we had
' i - .lt x,ra
thfy -,me ont of the like
; , mermen and mermaids. They
, ... Kfhinirlv innocent of etinnette I
at le4st of onr tmation of it. gndj
a freedom WM
weU M UtUft embarra-wing
deliberate yfin gered .fondled and fussed
jth b ' ee dnsk in
At hud. thonrht I f-t w 11 m
beyond the pale of civilization, for this
begins to look like the genuine article.
ith uncommon slowness, the mer
maids donned more or less of their
apparel, a few preferring to carry their
robes over their arms, for the air was
delicious, and ropes of sea-weed are
accounted full dress in that delectable
latitude. Down on the sand the mermen
heaped their scalv spoils fish of all
shapes and sizes, fish of every color ;
some of them throwing somersaults in
the sand, like young athletes ; some of
them making wry faces, in their laBtja
agony ; some of them lying still and
ciammy, witn uijr, round ryes, 1111
amoked pearl vest-buttons, set in the
middle of their cheeks all of them
"ii: l :i i ai
Btneiiiug iisa-iiae, euro uuue ui mem
looking very tempting. Small boys
laid hold on small fry, bit their heads
off, and held the silver-coated morsels
between their teeth, like animated sticks
of candy. There was a Fridayish and
Lent -like atmosphere hovering over the
spot and I turned away to watch some
youths who were riding surf-boards not
far distant agile,narrow-hipped youths
with tremendous biceps, and proud,
impudent heads, set on broad shoulders,
like young gods. These were the flower
and chivalry of the Meha blood, and
they swam like young porpoises, every
one of them
JeflVrnon's PovertyHow Hon.
t (cello was Saved- Irotu the
Mr. Jefferson's affairs did not mend,
though he enjoyed the able and reso
lute assistance of his grandson and
namesake, Thomas Jefferson Randolph;
and he resolved, at length, to discharge
the worst of his debts, in the fashion of
old Virginia, by selling a portion of his
lands. But there was nobody to buy.
Land sold in the usual way would not
bring a third of its value ; and conse
quently he petitioned the Legislature
to relax the operation of the law so far
as to allow him to dispose of some of
his farm by lottery, as was frequently
done when money was to be raised for
a public object The Legislature
granted his request, though with reluc
tance. But, in the meantime, it had
been noised abroad, all over the Union,
that the author of the Declaration of
Independence was abont to lose that
far famed Monticello, with which his
name had been associated in the public
mind for two generations, the abode of
his prime and the refuge of his old age,
a Mecca to the Republicans of many
lands. A feeling arose in all liberal
minds that this mnst not be; and during
the Spring of 1S2C, the last of his years,
subscriptions were made for his relief
in several places. Philip Hone, Mayor
of New York, raised without an effort,
as Mr. Randall records, $8,500 ; Phila
delphia sent 85,000, and Baltimore,
$3,000. The lottery was suspended,
and Mr. Jefferson's last day were so
laced by the belief that the subscrip
tions would snffice to free his estate
from debt, and secure home and inde
pendence to his daughter and her chil
dren. He waa proud of the liberality
of his countrymen, and proud to be its
object He who had refused to accept
so mnch aa a loan from the Legislature
of his State, gloried in being the recipi
ent of gift from individuals. "Xo cent
of this, said he, "is rang from the tax
payer. It is the pure and unsolicited
offering of love."
The city of Cape Town, Cape of
Good Hope, is at the extremeend of
the South African continent The
climate ia delightful in all seasons. I
have never aeen the mercury in summer
higher than 80 degrees, and in winter,
which i from June to Angnst, lower
than 64 degrees ; so, properly speaking,
there is no winter but a perpetual
spring. Fruit of all kind are in
abundance ; grape are of an enormous
size and very pleasant to the taste ; with
them the Cons tan tia wines are made,
which are largely exported to India and
England ; some are sent to Boston, but
in small quantity, as the dry wine are
there preferable. Strangers are aston
ished when they see the Cape grapes,
and mnch more so when a penny only
ia asked in payment for a cluster weigh
ing two pounds I These grapes are
cultivated by all farmer who make their
own wines, which they dispose of to
merchant at a very low figure.
A bird in season, how good it is.
Customer. Their Trlrka
anal Their JIai
i pverv namnn mho Anratra a thnn ia avira
every person who enters shop ia aware
oi wnat be requires. Lmr experience,
however, shows that shopkeepers and
shopmen are accustomed to recognize
two classes of customers, those who
know what they want and those who do
not In the first is to be found that
customer who is so rare and so perfect
that we will call him the ideal custo
mer. He exists as a sort of fond dream
in the minds of shopmen, sometimes,
but too seldom, realized. He knows
what he wants, and he knows the price;
he asks for it, pays for it and takes it
away. Heaven prosper him on his way
! it- : - ii .it .
(t as uiuuci av au uuaHiuivra,
Now, if the shopkeeper did not pos
sess the article required by the cus
tomer, he would inform him so, and the
customer would leave the shop. In
this respect and in this only, he differs
from tiie obstinate customer, who, al-
inougn quite as clear on nis own re
quirements, gives far more trouble.
For he is no sooner informed that the
article he wishes ia not kept, than he
betrays a belief that it is, and that only
laziness and lack of understanding pre
vents his obtaining it He therefore
institutes a little search on his own ac
count throughout the shop, naturally
inflicting annoyance on the feelings of
Ue will suppose the obstinate cus
tomer enters a chemist's shop, and asks
for a pair of washing-gloves. He is told
that "we do not keep them."
"Don't keep them?" he exclaims,
gazing keenly around the shop ; "dear
me, that's very awkward t What is that
pile of things on the shelf just above
your head there ?"
He is told that they are chest-proteo-
"Oh, indeed ! chest-protectors, eh ?
They wouldn't do then they wouldn't
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yj. luu ,s wuu Divmj aw alio
speaker's eye wanders searchingly
around the ahop. Presently he says
again, probably pointing rudely and
oiiciouHly with hia umbrella :
''Isn't that pile of things there with
the red borders to them washing-gloves?
I think they must be 1"
They are accordingly taken down and
shown to be something.quite different
to washing-gloves. A glimmer of intel
ligence will, then, perhaps, shine upon
him, and he will say, "Well, if yon
haven't got them, I can't have them
can I ?" And then, casting suspicious
t glances around him he leaves the shop
I BlowlT- nd tLe shopman may think
I himself fortunate if something in the
window does not attract his notice and
. Kvinn rtirM VlaSewV Orfalfl
! A customer much to be avoided is the
j indiscreet customer. He orders readily.
and speedily finds what he wants. But
he never thinks about price, and gene
rally never inquires until his parcel of
goods is packed np. It most frequently
happens that the price i. three or four
times what he exnected or can afford.
?nJ n wkwarJ d.aeaVa & th re8nlt-
It generally ends in the parcel being
tauu. uuDiuuift aa iu icouia.
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opened. and goods extracted until the
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so." J? reduced to witMnw reacn 01 ,
the indiscreet customer a pocket
lhis customer is the most annoying, j
- " the mode of dealing with him is so j
. aimcuic iinoe attempted to discern ,
of the individual !
I by his dress and appearance, there is '
the utmost danger of confounding him
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with the unknown customer, who is at projecting rocks, and once ii a while a ? e La8t I,ndies M weU "the West
once the horror and delight of the shop- j tt 0 dell u fonnd OTergrown marind, soar-sop and jambn ; the
keepers. We will narrate a fact we .ith Wr A .mall hnrW i bread-fruit, papaya, blinibmg. and Ian-
' Mm. . nmua f s. i 1 1 ti of-. f a rhia
A shabby old gentleman walked into 1
a jeweler's shop and asked to be allowed
to look at some topazes. Three or four i
were accordingly shown him, and he
quickly selected the best, which he said
waa hardly good enough, "Ah, bnt you
see these stones are expensive," said
the jeweler, rather patronizingly, "I
can assure yon the one you have chosen
would answer any ordinary purpose.
The old gentleman looked around him j
in a dissatisfied way, and presently
caught sight of a large and beautiful
stone in a corner of the jeweler's glass
"That look more like what I want,"
said be, "let me look at that one, will
"It will be very expensive, sir ; very,
indeed, more, I dare say, than you
would like to give. The stone yoa have
is very good, sir."
In a quiet voice the old gentleman
asked if the stone was for sale or only
on view. At this rebuke the jeweler
produced it, naming a high price. It
was immediately chosen ; and hi cus
tomer, taking a sketch from his pocket,
aid : "Get that coat-of-arma engraved
upon it and send me word when it is
He gave hi name and address. He
was a noble earl, and the shopkeeper
had oommitted the grievous error of
treating him as an indiscreet when ht
was an unknown customer.
By general observation spider are
considered by entomologist to have a
specific office viz. : to keep down the
dangerous multiplication of winged in
sects. They occasionally seize a worm
or stray caterpillar, if they happen to
encroach upon their webbed territory.
But entrapping flies is their forte. In
significant and solitary as they are, we
could not dispense with their quiet
aervicea. Let spiders strike, and for a
ingle month in rammer refuse to set
their traps, we could hardly defend
ourselves against armies of noxious in
sects that would take possession of onr
dwellings. But useful as they are, un
obtrusive and vigilant a sentinels in
cellars, garrets, under the floor, in the
hiding-places of straying bugs, moths,
and creeping things, they have their
enemies, and are subject to the rigorous
demands of the same law under which
they act, otherwise there would be too
many spiders in the world, especially in
Van Dieman's Land.
Just in the busy season of spider
activity, when they are slaughtering
their thousands like Cincinnati butchers,
a peculiar fly is let loose by nature to
limit their multiplication. It is abont
the size of a wasp. In fair weather
they may be seen constructing their
cells of mud against walls and sunny
dry place. They are really prison
dungeons. In company or alone they
hunt whatever spider are found, seizing
them adroitly, and away they fly with
their prisoners, which are forced into
the cell", sometimes three or four in
one. When secure, they drop in an
egg and then plaster over the top se
curely. When the egg hatches the
?'onng worm has an ample supply of
ood all ready for consumption.
One of the strong consolations which
the true Christian enjoy is derived
from the belief that an all-wise and
merciful Providence is continually
watching over him, and directing the
course of hi temporal affairs, in such a
manner a shall make them all ulti
mately work together for hi good.
A Ghost Story.
Some years ago I was living in an old
fashioned honse built by a retired sea
captain in the early part of the century.
At 1 r. u. on a winter's day, in the midst
of a furious snow-storm, as we sat at
dinner, we heard a commotion in the
kitchen. Instead of the expected joint
enter a pallid woman : "Oh. please
come out and see Martha 1" The lady
of the honse hastened to the kitchen,
and found Martha, the cook, almost
fainting upon a chair. "What is the
matter?" As soon as she could speak
she gasped out "Oh. that face at the
window 1" The window of the kitchen
looked out upon the garden, which had
a high fence all around it I at once
ran ont to see if any person waa there:
the ground was covered with a pure
and untrodden surface of snow six or
eight inches deep. This waa rather
startling, when inside the window a
woman was fainting at the sight of some
fearful appearance on the outside. I
looked out on the street, which ran
alongside the garden fence, and which
waa not much of a thoroughfare. There
were no tracks to be seen in the snow.
No human foot had lutely been in the
When the woman came to herself, she
said that suddenly looking np, she saw
a female face with an agonized expres
sion looking in at her from the window.
On being asked if it was any one whom
she knew, she replied that the face
seemed familiar, but that she could not
recall the name that belonged to it
After reflection she said that it looked
like a daughter of hers whom she had
not seen since she was a child. The
girl had been brought np by a lady in
another State, and waa now a married
woman, living in Vermont
About a week afterward. Martha re
ceived a letter from the lady who had
j brought up her daughter, informing
u u uie juuuK wuuuu uau rewmij
died after a short illness, and that her
great anxiety seemed to bo tc sea her
mother before she died. Some time
after I wrote to the town indicated to
ascertain the exact time of t'ao young
women's death. The husband bad
moved away immediately after the
funeral, bnt the town clerk repLed that
a person of the name mentioned had
died there about the time mentioned in
The lales ofShoale.
About ten miles from Portsmo;i'Ji, off
the coast of Mew Hampshire, lie clus
tered together eight small islands, com-
11 1 in it K uuiy aaa aiimufeu acre, aula
bearing the name of the Isles of Shoals.
Mnra rlian twia linn.lnvl vn ttr thaan
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ioi.n.ia - f.m.m. v. Tr..., ih.,o.
and had a resident nonulation of sev-!?et
eral hundred arsons, who sent ouan-
titles of well-cured fish to Spain and !
the West Indies. The town of Oosport, J
on Star Island, had five
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Hampshire. Ao-. by the process of
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i;u" !W -w"P " yuePopu-
j V""' ,tuu " ?.Ma u" owu erec?
I for the aiWinimtvi'difir of annimer vim-
Q Applcdore, formerly known
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pBbe lodging five hundred guests,
These 1 Q( Shoals seem to be but
masse8 of jagged granite thrown
r. i. .i...i, r ,. ... x-
g,, and MKely , .nmb appears,
brlt tnft8 of grass spring np between !
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j with wild Bowers. A small harbor is
I inclosed by these rocky crags, which
affords a refuge for small vessels in
storms. Recently the Isles of Shoals
have become quite a famous summer
resort To be sure, there are no
beeches for sea bathing, driving is an
unattainable pleasure, and for walks
one mnst expect to clamber over rough
granite walks. But there is boating
and fishing, and. above all things, the
simple enjoyment of the delightfully
warm, and equable climate, so
free from chilly
winds. These barren
isles are f nil of romantio historic inter-
est ; and visitor generally find it most
. . J
restful to lie lazily upon the sunny
rocks, above the surging waves, watch
ing the changeful sea, and reading, or
dreaming of scene long gone by of
early navigators, of shipwrecks, of In
dian massacres, and wild romance of
pot of gold and silver found hidden in
the craggy ledges.
Civilization make sad work with our
teeth. Savage are rarely troubled with
a defect or ache in their dental appara
tus. It is not hot drinks which destroy
them prematurely, nor warm food, ao
much as acids too concentrated in vine
gar, pickles, etc, which acts directly
upon the lime in their composition, and
thus crumbles them.
The foundation for sound, flrn, white
teeth must be laid in early life, by sub
sisting on food that contains the ele
ments which the teeth must have, or
they will be imperfectly formed, feeble
in structure, and fall early into decay.
If wheat flour were never bolted, but
eaten with the bran, as we find it par
tially in graham bread, then the system
would be abundantly provided with
phosphate of lime, the essential ingre
dients lor the formation c: the teeth.
tonnauon or tne leeiu. j
ins a good proportion of
of lime and hence those ,
who consume much of it furnish from
that source a supply for keeping their
teeth in good condition. Children are
usually lovers of bread and bitter,
especially if they are habitually fed on
white-bread. In that way they obtain
something for their teeth, but bv no i
means enough. The coarser the feed,
especially bread, the better for young
people. The soundest teeth belong to
persons who have not been reared on
C overing np the Scar.
A distinguished preacher of London,
in speaking of the proneness of Pro
testant denomination to observe each
other's defect rather than excellencies,
'"When an eminent painter was re
quested to paint Alexander the Great,
so aa to give a perfect likenebd of the
Macedonian eonquerer, he felt a diffi
culty. Alexander, in wan, had been
struck by a sword, and across hi fore
head was an immense scar. The painter
said : 'If I retain the scar, it will be an
offence to the admirer of the Monarch,
and, if I omit it, it will fail to be a per
fect likeness what shall I do ?' He hit
upon a happy expedient ; he represen
ted the Emperor leaning on his elbow,
with his fore-finger upon hia brow, ac
cidentally, as it seemed, covered the
scar upon his forehead. Might not we
represent each other with the finger of
charity upon the scar, instead of repre
senting the scar deeper and blacker
than it actually is ? Might not Chris
tians learn from heathendom a lesson
of charity, of human kindness and of
Sky-light Sun, moon and tars.
Cocsis Jack's Cakk. Before Jack
sailed for Singapore, his aunt Alice
made him, as she usually does, a couple
of loaves of nice fruit cak9. I couldn't
tell yon the number of good things she
mixed np in her ample earthen bowl ;
bnt I know that although there was
plenty of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg,
she did not nse any of the caraway and
ginger Harry brought her in his eager
ness to help, nor so much aa sprinkling
of that volcanic pepper he had told
"Can't I do mmcthiny f" asked Harry,
who very much wanted a finger ia cou
sin Jack's cake.
"Yes, you may ponnl the mace."
Then Jack, hearing the noise, and
getting I suspect a sniff of spicy fra
grance that must have been slightly
familiar to him, threw down the morn
ing paper, and coming out into the
kitchen, offered his services Lh.
Aunt Alice laughed.
"I won't trmt yoa to stone the
raisins," she said; "Imtifyoull promise
not to use the same blade of your knife
with which you cut tobacco, I'll let you
chip the citron for me."
"What are you about, Hal?" asked
Jack. ''You're making considerable
noise for a small boy, seems to me."
"Oh, I'm smashing something," said
Harry. "It smells like nutmeg, but it
don't look like it"
"Mace, eh? Well it has a good right
to smell like nutmeg. It U nutmeg."
"Xo it is'nt!" replied impulsive
Harry, with more promptness than
politeness "Mother keeps the nut
megs all alone in a box by themselves."
"Harry 1" said his mother, reprov
ingly, "I do wish you would get over
your very bad habit of contradicting
yourself. Cousin Jack wouldn't make
peopie especially inose older
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tie stjtement he did ignorantlv. He
knows a great deal more about'spices
man you ao.
"I was going to tell you, Hal, bow
mace grows," Jack went on. "You'd
like to see a grove of nutmeg frees, I'm
certain. They're handsome, I can tell
"Is mace the bark of the tree ?" asked
"Xo," said Jack ; "It is a part of the
fruit which grows to about the size of
an average pear, and has a smooth, thick
yellow rind, white inside, and when ripe
cracking open everywhere among the
inica, oars green, glossy leaves, and
snowing tne deep red coat of the kernel.
mat is mace.
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I 1 P ff k? T an.J.there
I t"1 Bnt, almObt M black aa let, With
abont . fine a polish on it as you can
,with, V? arVn d ?ood
.urusu- "8V,e OI lUM Jonr. peewa.
hrnwn mvil.r nntmo. InJ Mn
Prwn Iery nutmeg And
row ? CBa beH. U 8
"B"" -au ft uc. ib s au ever-
g.reen. .wun aen9 ?oiige, starting
j ai:uu UUIU iuo giuuuu, atiu Biajung a
twenty to'twenty-flve feet
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tions only you'd have to take it early
aiavMg u vu va e,eJVu UiillB'
u luo auuruiiiK, or wait nit evening ;
for when the sun shines in Singapore it
b ukes as well as shines."
And then Jack told about the banyans
and cocoa-palms ; the rambutan and
uw4Muu-.jtvl taiatieua aauu
. ' 1110 1-iijjtij.Tcjw.a-inm, wcjaju-
uiaimes fifty or sixty pounds ;
?he.,P "S?""? guava for they grow
in the K.lHt IrwliAa aa eroll a . tha Wact
sen ; the luscious pine-apples, and that
prince of all natural delicacies, the
mangos teen, which I believe is fonnd
nowhere but in the Malay peninsula
and on the adjacent islands.
It is about as large as a common
apple, and looks quite like some of the
red varieties, only perhaps it is more
brown than red. The rind is a quarter
of an inch thick, hard on the outside,
but soft within, its juice being astrin
gent I imagine the fruit is scalloped
something like a cantclcpe or musk-
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fcm '"ir?a nmS 5 1
JapR aava that vhn tha nnd i. Hiiital
melon, only the number of ridges varies
Jack says that when the rind is divided
transversely, and you take on the upper
part, the pulp is in curved sections,
each enclosing its seed, and easily re
moved, a section at a time with the
fork. The pulp ia white, sometime
tinged with a lovely purple, and melts
in the mouth the realization of every
thing that is delicious.
Aunt Alice said it was delightful to
hear of these exquisite dainties, but
very tantalizing ; whereupon Jack in
sisted that is waa more tantalizing to
think of them, having once tasted them
and become familiar with their luscious
properties ; and it seems to me he was
Well, tbe cake was baked two nice
loaves of it coming out of the oven in
about three hours' time, with aa rich a
brown as could be desired and then it
was garnished with a heavy frosting,
and set away in the pantry. The next
day it waa packed in a tin box and Jack
took it to sea with him. When he told
aun: Alice that he should never eat a
morsel of it without blessing Ood that
there was somebody in America to love
him, the tears came into her eyes.
"And," he added, "your cake shall
make some of my shipmate think of
their homes, too, before we round the
Cape of Oooj Hope...
.-ihafa right. Jack,
George ; "and I'm incln
ned to think it
will do your hearts all more good than
. nil. J .wuiabua
"Oh, never fear for us," returned
Jack ; "are salts have better digestion
than yoa landsmen ; and I'll divide it
np so that none of ns shall be sick.
Yoa won't care, I hope, aunt Alice ?"
"So ; make the most of it yoa can.
J It is yours to do with just as you please ;
and if you'd rather distribute yourhap
1 piness than keen it all to vourself. whv
then yoa shall and welcome. Little
Tbt. Can't do it sticks in the mud,
but Try soon drags the wagon out of the
rut I he fox said Try, and he got
away from the honnds when they almost
snapped at him. The bees says Try,
and turned flowers into honey. Tue
squirrel said Try, and up he went to the
top of a beech tree. The snowdrop said
Try, and bloomed in the cold snows of
winter. The sun said Try, and the
spring soon threw Jack Frost ont of the
saddle. The yonng lark said Try, and
he found that hi new wings took him
over hedges and ditches, and np where
hia father was singing. The ox said
Try, and ploughed the field from end to
end. No lull too steep for Try to climb,
no clay too stiff for Try to plough, no
field too wet for Try to drain, no hole
too big for Try to mend.
A sentimental writer state "that it
was a comfort for him to know that one
eye watched fondly for hia coming, and
looked brighter at his approach," where
upon he waa condoled as one having a
sweetheart with only one eye.
When is a captain in hi heaviest at
tire? When he wears his ship.
To have the best wife, you must bt
the best husband.
A life properly sea-toned with grace
has a uniform flavor.
An honest employment is the best
inheritance that can fall to any one.
It is said that there waa never an
honest red-breast ; he is always a robin.
The Chinese laborers in Cuba object
to being paid in paper. They say ft ia
A probate court Making love to a
girl who proves that she has "a will of
Why is a solar eclipse like a woman
whipping her boy ? Because it'a hiding
of the son.
A Newfoundland dog having a qoar
rel with a bull-dog at Montreal, drowned
him in a canal.
A Johnstown. Penna., paper talks
about a man who "never enjoyed a day's
sickness in his life."
What extraordinary kind of meat ia
to be bought in the Isle of Wight?
Mutton from Co was.
That man in Trenton who found
327,000, about two years ago, ia still
advertising for the owner thereof.
An ancient mariner declined shipping
on board a schooner, on the gronnd
that no man could serve "two masters."
The buckwheat season approaches,
when the head of the family eat f oar
teen cakes at a sitting, to the unbounded
satisfaction of himself, and the unmiti
gated disgust of the oldest boy, who
cripples his digestive apparatus for life
in a vain attempt to do the same.
A farmer sent to an orphan asylum
for a boy that was smart, active, brave,
tractable, prompt, industrious, clean,
pious, intelligent, good-looking, re
served and modest The superintendent
wrote back that unfortunately they had
only human boys in that institution.
Bath the beans. Brummel and Hick
man, outlived their own period of vigor,
good looks and capacity for enjoyment;
each died a bo at the age of sixty-three,
and in a hospital, attended by Sister
of Charity; and both were buried by
strangers, and at the p nblio expense.
A Roman Catholic priest Father
Paolo Orassi, incumbent of the splen
did basilica cf Sta. Maria Magiriore.
uas abandoned the old church and re-
ceived baptism at the bands of an Eng
lish Baptist minister. The affair ha
created a profound sensation in Rome.
A remarkable anachronism occur in
Victor Hugo's new drama of "Mario
Tudor." One of the character tell
the other to go to the Tower of London
by way of Charing Cross. The ques
tion is then asked, "Is there not a
shorter road?" to which the reply ia,
"Yes, by the Quai" meaning the'Vio
toria Embankment, bo ill not half a
dozen years ago !
Mr. Coviile says a looking-glass affords
a woman a marvelous amount of com
fort and gratification. He says his wife
thinks just as mnch of consulting her
glass when she ties on her apron aa
when she ties on her bonnet He says
that when there is a knock at the door
he goes there at once, but his wife, on
the contrary, ejaculates : "Mercy, Jo
seph, who's that I" and dashes for the
looking-glass the first thing.
In conversation a man expresses him
self he discloses his character, and
make available that character for good
or cviL The tongue, in this sense, be
comes a most powerful engine ; and th
watch over the tongue becomes a duty
of the first importance. It ia the ohief
doorway ont of which the mind sallie
forth to its work ; and in the contact of
mind with mind, it is the point for
careful observation and control. Little
A suit for breach of promise has been
brought by a man against a woman iu
England. Miss Jenkinson proposed to
Mr. Smith, and engaged two young
men to act as groomsmen. That waa a
far aa the matter was allowed to go.
She jilted Smith. When the writ was
served on her, she said, "IU marry him
if he makes me, and when I've married
him I'll make him live like a toad under
a harrow." Smith ia a lucky fellow to
have been jilted.
There are follies and whimsies iu
fashion. There is opportunity for in
dividual taste and choice. Neverthe
less, the wisest thing for people in gen
eral to do is to follow the fashion that
prevails. It is only in exceptional
case that they will obtain a larger re
sult of satisfaction at a leas outlay of
trouble by setting up there own stand
ard. Dresa ia too important to be de
nounced,too significant to be neglected,
but too pliable to found a fight on I
It is rather good story which the
Cincinnati inquirer tells of a customer
and a private banker in that city. The
gentleman called at the bank and wanted
to draw $5G0 of hi own money on his
own check, but hia reasonable desire
waa not gratified. As the gentleman
waa going ont of the bank with a sad
look upon hi face, the President of
that institution peeped out from behind
the counter and seductively said: "I
guess we could let yoa have the money
at two per c?nt premium." In panicky
times like these the man sleeps sound
est and sweetest who has no bank ac
count An Ohio paper relates that abont sev
enteen years ago a young boy, residing
in Wood County, took a black cat akin
from which the original tail of the cat
had been removed and a mink' tail
nicely sewed on instead, and sold it to
a certain buyer of furs, not many mile
from Grand Rapids, for $1.25. It was
done for a practical joke, but the boy
kept tbe money, grew to be a prosper
ous business man, and joined a church,
but his conscience upbraided him so
much that a few days ago the ex-fur
dealer received a note inclosing S3. 70,
principal and interest The joke ia now
on the fur-dealer, as he put the cat-skin
among a lot of mink skins and sold it
for &). As he can not now find the
purcb iser, he proposes to contribute the
money to some benevolent purpose.
The oldest white inhabitant of Min
nesota haa been heard from. His name
is R. S. Spalding, and in a recent letter
he Sam : "I claim to be the first white
child born in what is now the State of
Minnesota. On the 26th of February.
1827. 1 was born inside the walla of Fort
Snelling. near St Peter. My father.
Stephen Spalding, run a canoe with ma
in it n 1928. to St Loaia, and from
that day to the present I have never
returned to Minnesota. Bom in Minne
sota, raised in Missouri, and graduated
in the Rocky Mountains, I have caught
more beaver than all the Newhoaae
traps combined. I fought in the Mexi
can war, and God only knows how many
Mexicans I killed (though I don't know
as I killed any.) On the 10th of Angnst,
1859, I discovered the first gold ever
found on the west slope of the Rooky
Mountains in Colorado. The mine I
discovered were good, bnt my own were
good for nothing."