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Tho Palmer's Vision.
BY J. O. HOLtAITD.
Noon o'er Jndoa ! A" tho nlr was beating
With tho hot pulso of tho day'a great
Tho birds -were ellent, and tho rill retreating
Shrank In Its covert and complained apart.
When a lono pilgrim, -vrlth his scrip and bur
den, Dropt by tho 70ysldo weary and distress
ed, His sinking heart grown faithless of its
The city of his recompenso and rest,
2?a vision yet of Galilee and Tabor !
No gllmpso cf distant Zlon throned and
Behind him stretched his long and useless
Beforo him lay tho parched and stony
Ho leaned against a shrlno of Mary, casting
Its balm of shadow on his aching head,
And worn with toll, and faint with cruol
He sighed, "O God ! O God, that I were
"The friends I loved arc lost or left behind
In penury and loneliness I roam;
Those endless paths of penance choke and
blind, mo ;
Oh como and take thy wasted pilgrim
Then, with the form of Mary bending o'er
Ilcr hands in changeless benediction stay
ed, The palmer 6lcpt, while a swift dream upboro
To the fair paradlso for which he prayed.
Ho stoqd alone, wrapt in dlvlnent wisdom ;
IIo saw the pearly gates and juspcr walls
Informed with light, and heard the far-off
Of chariot wheels and mighty waterfalls!
From far and near. In rhythmic palpita
Itosc on tho air the nolso of shouts and
And through tho gates ho saw tho ransomed
Marchlnij and waving their triumphant
And white within tho thronging Empyrean,
A golden palm-branch In his kingly hand,
lie saw his Lord, the gracious Galilean,
Amid tho worship of his myriads stand !
"O Jesus ! Lord of rlory I Bid mo outer I
I wor&htp tlieo ! I kiss thy holy rood !"
Tho pilgrim cried when from tho burning
A broad winged angel sought him where
"Why art thou here ?" In accents doop and
Outspoke tho messenger. "Dost thou not
That none may win the city's rest and splen
dor Who do not cut their palms In Jerlohq 1
"Go back to earth, thou pilgrim, empty
Go bacl? to hunger and the toilsome way !
Complete the task that duty hath command
ed, And win the palm thou hast net brought
A.nd then the sleeper woke and gazed around
Then, springing to his feet with, Hfo renow
cd, lie spurned the faithless weakness that had
And faring on his pilgrimage pursued.
Tho way was hard and he grew hilt and wca-
But one long day, amid the evening hours,
Ho saw beyond a landscape gray and dreary
The sunset flameon Salem's sacred towers.
Oh fainting soul that readest well this story,
Longing through pain for death's benig
Think not to win a heaven of rest and glory
If thou shalt reach Its gates without thy
MYEA WILBUR'S MISTAKE,
Gilbert Qorlinrn, at tlio ngo of ten,
was left orphaned aud destitute, and
was taken into the tender care of his
loving grandfather, aud bia Aunt
Jane, a venerable spinster, whose se
verity was more a wholesome restraint
upon his grandfather's extreme Indul
gence. Old Mr. Gorham being a man
of enormous wealth, his grandson
nnd heir was tho most favored of
boys and youths, every whim of boy
ish and youthful fancy being granted
as soon as expressed.
And so, when Gilbert had attained
the age of twenty-one, and blushiug
ly announced his undyiug lovo for
Miss Myra Wilbur, the belle of many
watering-places and seasous, and
some five yearg, his senior, his grand
father only nodded and said :
'Suit yourself, my boy, suit your
self. So a magnificent diamond was slip
ped on Slyra's linger, and Gilbert en
tered into a fool's paradise blind to the
fact that ho was the dupe of an ac
complished coquette, whoso whole
hard nature was incapable of the
titho of the Ipye laid at her feet..
For, being sensitive, poetical and
over iudulged, the boy made unto
himself an Idol and calling it Myra,
Apd the actual Myra, being emi
nently practical, worldly and merce
nary, erected a gold idol of unlimited
indulgence and rlohes, and calling
that Gilbert, worshipped It.
Mr. Gorham, although ho was old
and feeble, took a carriage and drove
from Fern Nook, the family country
Beat, into Poolsvllie, the town houor
ed by Miss Wilbur's presence, and
made a formal call.
After ho wa3 gone, Miss Wilbur,
taming to her mother, madeastrangs
speeoh for a maiden just betrothed,
for she said :
'After all, mama, a rich widow is
better than a rich wife, for she can
spend the money then, uncontrolled.'
'Well, my dear?'
'I was only thinking that Gilbert
told me once ho was entirely depend
ent upon his grandfather, haying
nothing of his own while the old man
It would bo well then to keep In
the old gentleman's favor.'
Evidently Myra was of that opin
ion. She worked a pair of soft quilt
ed slippers for tho aged feet, she sent
flowero and little dainty dishca to
Fern Nook for dear Mr. Gorham ; she
made herself a hundred fold dearer
to her infatuated lover by her delicate
attentions to his relative.
Business connected with the settle
ment of n olaim of his grandfather's
ogainst tho Government called Gil
bert to Washington, early In the win
ter following his betrothal. There
was tho usual pathetio parting, and
with assurance of Myra's undying
lovn, the young man left Fern Nook,
Aftef'twrt months' absence, when
ho was preparing to return home, a
telegram reached him :
Walt in New York to see me. Will
put up at the Grand Central.
Of all sfrange experiences this was
the strangest. His Aunt Jane leav
ing her homo to visit the metropolis!
Gilbert vainly tried to remember if
ever she had been absent from home
before, and thoroughly bewildered,
hurried 'tnmcet hor.
His .ra surprise was to find her
gentle atftndnd, all the grim severity
of her manner gone, Iler kiss upon
his lips was tender aa Myra's own.
My boy,' she said, 'I hnvo news
for you that will distress you, but be
fore I teli. that, I want you to listen
attentivefy to eomo business details
that wem never of any special inter
est to yon before. You have always
supposed Fern Nook and the wealth
that sustaina it to be your grandfath
And are they not?'
'No, my dear, they ore mine. Your
grandfather holds a life lease onlj' of
tho house and half the Income. The
propevty was all his wife's and left to
me, with the lease, a3 I said, to my
father, during life. While wo were
all one family and you the heir, it was
qulto unnecessary to make any talk
or filss abon t the matter ; but now, it
is U9 well to understand my rights
'Your grandfather-, my dear, being
I charitably believe, in his dotage,
haa married Myra Wilbur!'
It was a crushing blow. Gilbert
swoyed to and fro in his chair, and
then fell Insensible.
H'.a ideal poefio llfo was more real
ftjiim than the actual world about
hlm,and he suffered acutely. But
his aunt was the best of all comfort
ers, for, while she was full of tender
sympathy, she was eminently practi
cal, and with clear, forcible words,
she made him realize fully how un
worthy was the idol he had worship
ped. With her own personal property
she had also brought Gilbcrt'd from
their old home, and she took a house
in New York, whore both soon felt at
home, returning no more to Fern
Nook. Then, with true practical
kindness he pursuaded Gilbert to al
low her to buy him a partnership in a
light business, Qnd. roused him from
his dreamy, sensitive moods, to active,
IIo might' have become soured and
hnrd, butfor the love of the old maid,
who had never before let him read
the tenderness of her heart. But,
while lio suffered keenly, his man
hood developed, and he was a strong
er, better man for his disappointment.
When Myra's name ceased to be a
torturo, Aunt Jane mado herself
known to-old friends of hor girlhood,
and gathered about her a pleasant, so
cial circle, where Gilbert was soon a
favorite. Tliero was no hint of the
spinster's hope when she said very
'Anj' attention you can pay to Ella
Rayburu, will be very pleasing to me,
Gilbert. Her mother haa been my
warmest friend In past years, and wo
havo renewed tho old times most
pleasantly. If Ella is like her moth
er sho Js a pure, sweet unselfish wo
man.' Aud F,lla was liko her mother, aud
was soon taken into Aunt Jane's clos
Still .smarting under the past pain,
Gilbert was mere'Iy attentive to hi3
Aunt's young frioud, and not yet re
alizing that a reality filling his old
ideal was near him.
And while these old residents of
Fern Nook were quietly gathering up
broken threads of life, to weave a
more perfect web of con ton t, Myro
Gorhota was eating out hor heart in
bitterness. Instead of an old, indul
gent husband, ready to humor every
whim, to give her idolatrous devotiou,
gho found herself tied to a querulous
invalid, who had been accustomed to
the unquestioning obedience and de
votion of his daughter and grandson,
and who exacted a similar care from
his reluctant wife. In place of balls,
concerts and opera, tho gay life of the
metropolis, Mrs. Gorham found her
self shut up In a country house, cer
tainly sufficiently handsome and well
appointed to meet tho most fastidious
taste, but lonely beyond endurance to
the woman miles away from her own
friends, and coldly Ignored by the
friends of the Gorhams, fully aware
of her mercenary treaohery.
Yet ebe endured oa patiently as
possible, till the old man, pining for
Jane and Gilbert, sickened and failed
It was when all hope was gone, that
tho young wife cautiously and very
plainly urged theneoessity of making
a will. It seemed to her as if ull the
misery of life concentrated in the
peevish reply :
'I have nothing to will. All the
property belongs to Jane! I only
hold a life lease in my lato wife's es
tate.' Jane!' gasped Myra rememboring
the insulting terms in whiob Bhe had
Intimated to that spinster that she
preferred to reign alone at Fern
Certainly! If Gilbert's father had
lived ho would have shared in the
property, but it all reverts to Gilbert
if Jano dies unmarried.'
All Gilbert's ! And might havo been
Myra felt too stunned and misera
ble to oven ory ! To think that all
her base scheming, her feigned devo
tion had led her only to this, the beg
gard widow of an old man.
But after the funeral was over Mrs.
Gotham made a few discoveries.
First, all tho deep black of her dress,
with the fine white lino of her wid
ow's cap, tho somber crape and the
soft snowy tarletan were most becom
ing to her blonde beauty. Sho stud
ied her dress to Its minutest detail,
and when it was perfeot, formed her
new plans. In her lato husband's
desk she found fivo thousand dollars
whioh she appropriated leaving Miss
Jano and Gilbert, who came to the
funeral, to defray all expenses. Sho
accepted Miss Gorham's offer of the
use of the house for a year, and when
she was left in possession unscrupu
lously sold many email bat valuable
When the year wa3 over, and Miss
Jane Gorham onoe more opened her
house to her friends, sho was muto
with consternation when ono day,
a carriage, heavily laden with bag
gage, drove up to her d.oor, from
which alighted her father's widow,
who threw herself i.uto her arras, sob
bing: Do not send me away. I am dy
ing in tho gloomy seolusion of my
dear husband's homo. Let me stay
She stayed, of oourse, Miss Jane'B
old fashioned notions of hospitality
were to strong too permit her to turn a
guest away, even if univited and un
welcome. But she smiled grimly to
see how Gilbert's face fell at tho an
nouncement of the visitor.
'Sho Is raj' fathers's widow,' the
spinster said gravely. 'So wo must
endure hor for a time.'
Sho was a most fascinating widow
when she appeared at tho late dinner,
in n thin, black dress, all jet and trim
ming, with some 'knots or black rib
bon in the profusion of her golden
curls. Her color was aoftjy tinted as
ever, her blue ejes as babyish jjond
winsome ; yet, when tho first even
ing was over she knew she had gain
ed nothing in her effort to recapture
tho heart she had thrown aside.
But she did not despair. She sang
tho old gongs that Gilbert had once
heard with ropture. She varied her
dress with laoo, ribbons and jewelry,
till its pretense of mourning was a
mere mockery. She put herself in
Gilbert's way with every dainty .de
vise of feminine needle-word. She
entreated permission to prepare his
favorite dishes with her own white
hands. And, as if to try his constan
cy, Miss Jano aided and abetted this
schemer for her nephew's fortune,
and spoko but little of Ella, never In
viting her uqw to the house, so that
Gilbert was forced to seek her more
and more in her own home, and
found her ever moro lovely and win
some from the contrast with tho Idol
he had proved to be clay. It was six
months after the arrival of Mrs. Gor
ham in her stepdaughter's house,
when Gilbert, returning from a drivo
with Ella, met his aunt in tho hall,
and clasping her in a closo embrace,
whispered very softly :
'Ella Is mine! Wish me joy!'
'From my heart," she whispered
Radiapt with joy and hope Gilbert,
after changing his driving-dress, hur
ried to the sitting-room, to tell Aunt
Jane 'all about Jt.' He hud absolute
ly forgotten their guest and it gavo
him an unpleasant shock when ho
found her, seated in a low chair, busi
ed about some wool work, that show
ed to.great advantage her tiny white
hands, glittering with jeweled rings.
She rase to greet him, and then, to
his embarrassed, surprise, she clasped
her jeweled hands, and bursting Into
tears sobbed :
'Oh, Gilbert, do not look at me so
ooldly. I cannot bear it. I know I
deeervo nothing from you but con
tempt, but if you kpew how sorely
my mother urged mo, how importun
ate your grandfather was, you would
forgive me. I was insane with their
persecutions, and I thought in my
misery I could still see you, and per
hapssome day when I was free
again I I' r-
And hero oven her effrontery gave
out, and she only sobbed convulsive
ly. Taken by surprise, every gentle
manly Instinct urged Gilbert to com
fort this woman who was so reckless
ly offering him what it was once his
fondest hope to possess. But his
whole soul shrank from her, his man
ly, true heart was only outraged by
her unwomanly advance.
Gravely be stood looking down up
on her as she shrank Into the chair,
sobbing and covering her face, aud
yet furtively watching him.
'Gilbert, speak one tender word to
me,' she Implored; 'say you do not
utterly dispise me.'
But ho did not. He sought for words
to convey his meaning kindly, and
they would not come. Blushing like
a boy in his confaslon and pain, ho
I am very sorry, Mrs. Gorham'
'It used to be Myra,' she sobbed re
proachfully. 'True, bat thoso were days that can
never bo recalled.'
'You ore cruel.'
'I do not wish to bo so, but I must
be frank with yon. The post Is dead!
Never can wo revive that lovo that
was once bo precious to me, so very
trifling to you.'
'No, no, you wrong ma. Alas for
me, it Is my misfortune that I cannot
oonquer my love.'
'But mine died when It was insult
ed and slighted.'
Here Gilbert drew a deep Bigb of
relief at tho appearance of Aunt Jane,
entering tho room behind Myra's
chair. Mrs. Gorham did not hear her
light step, and sobbed:
'Your love cannot bo dead, Gilbert.
It will live again. Pity and forgive
'I both pity and forgive you,' said
Gilbert, very gently.
But,' said Aunt Jane, In her hard
est tone, and with her face set In rigid
lines, 'you forgot, Mrs. Gorham, the
law does not permit a man to marry
With a cry of rage, Mr3. Gorham
sprang to her feet, but something in
the cold, grave facc3 checked the tor
rent of wrath upon her lips, and she
left the room.
The next day she terminated hor
visit, and loftily declined an invita
tion, cent thrco months later, to bo
presont at the woddlng of Gilbert
Gorham, and his gentle brldo Ella.
STRUCK BY A SWQRDFISH.
A Harpooncr Fighting for Life The
Wounded and Rnnuing Off with
Thirty-five Fathoms of Line,
and then Darting Buck.
Trom tho Kcw York Sun.
The lookout of tho Bounding Bil
low, a Gloucester mackerel schooner,
lying to about twenty-flvo miles off
tho lightship, early Sunday morning
sighted two black objects, seemingly
drifting logs, eloso upon the weather
bow. These objects drifted nearer,
aud then tho lookout saw that they
yero monster swordfish, far out of
their latitude. They wero basking,
motionless in tho sun. A boat was
lowered, and was soon within a few
lengths of tho owordfish. Tho har
pooiior hurled his harpoon with un
erring aim at tho smaller swordfish.
Thp keen steel sank deep into its
body. With ono slap of its tail,
which is much liko a three-bladed pro
peller, the swordfish darted away,
leaving a wake of foam. The ha,rpoon-
er's lino whizzed out from tho boat
until thirty-five fathoms had gone.
Then there was a sudden stop. Some
of the crew began to congratulate
.themselves on tho death of the
swordfish, but theharpooner cried out,
"Lookout; he is coming!"
Tho g word fish darted toward the
bow of the boat direct. Tho crew
baoked water but unavalllngly. The
sword of tho fish pierced the thick
oaken planking of tho boat as
though it was tissue paper, and the
boat coreened until water poured in.
The harpooncr escaped by jumping
backward With a hatchet ho chop
ped off tho part of the sword protrud
ing through the side, and then he
hacked the fish until it died.
This flurry, strangely enough, had
not disturbed the other swordfish.
Tho harpooner sent a harpoon well
home just behind its head, and, after
darting about and churning the wat
er into a great expanse of foam, it
The swordfish were sold to John B.
Lynoh, of Fulton Market. Accord
ing to I1I3 measurement, the larger
swordfish measured from tho tip of
tho BWord to tho extremity of the tail
nearly seventeen feet, the swprd con
stituting one-fourth of this length.
Its weight was 355 pounds. The
smaller swordfish was only a few
inches shorter and a few pounds light
er. An employe of Mr. Lynch said that
the presence of the swordfish near the
entrance to our bay is probably an in
dication that whales are not far away
for the swordfish is the natural foe of
the whale, ond is probably the only
fi3h that the whale dreads. In a duel
between a whale and a swordfish, the
result Is almost always a foregonp pon
clusion in favor of the latter.
"Boys" said a south side school
teacher, "knowledge never comes
without seeking. Stick a pin there."
And then as he shot up from bis seat
like a jack In the box, he offered a re
ward of fivo dollars for the boy who
had stuck a pin there, aud ono of the
boys held up his hand and said the
teacher was wrong. IIo bed no
knowledge of that pin in bis chair,
bad not sought it, and yet It came.
Nowhere in the United States is hu
man life counted so cheap ad in Ken
tucky, nowherois murder 30 rifo and
punishment so rare. Tho crime is
discovered and tbo perpetrators are
known, but the hand of justice seems
paralyzed and powerless to reach the
ruffians who go and come unmolest
ed. Philadelphia North American.
A Tennessee paper has a poem en
titled 'Smil.e Whenever You Can.'
Tennessee editors always do. Boston
Two centuries ago, Bible nameaio?
both good and evil repute, vrero ba
stowed Impartially on ohildren. 'T'hq
reader can havo no conception hoyr
far this wag carried. In tho stree
Blanabs and Absaloms walked hnd,-In-band
to sohool; Ananiaseq an$
Sappbira grovelled in tho dirty courts;
and alleys; .and Cains took Abela tq
pluck flowers n the rural lanes ant
meadows, without thoughts of fratrl
plde. A highly respected Preaby terit
an lady bore the name of Sapphira.
In any dame's sohool, the tvfelver pa
triarchs could have answered to the!$
names through their little redcheeke
representatives, who lined tbo wall
unlsss, maybe, Simoon or Beuben
stood on a separata Beat, with tho
dunce's cap on. But the strangest
freak of all is still to bo recorded. Wq
hove all heard of Praise-pod Bare-i
bones. Hume, In, bis "History of En-
gland," asserts that hi3 brother boro,
tho long name of "If-Chrt-bad-not-i
Barebones." Whafc tho his
torian adds to this I will not repeat,
for fear of seeming Irreverent. Many
havo supposed lhs to havo been a case,
of mero exceptional ecoentrloity.
Nothing of tbo kind; It was quite a
common custom for a man or woman,
after oon version to reject with horror
the pagan name of "Harry" or "DJck"
which their god-parents bad imposed
upon them, and to bo known hence
forth as "Replenish," or "Increaso
or "Abstlnencex" or "Lovowoll." 0(
course, if thoy married after this, they
spared their children tho necessity of
any such olteratiou by furnishing
them with porsonal appellations of
this character at the onset; and tho.
morequalntaud unheard-of tho name,
the greater tho satisfaction of tho pa-,
rents. Toanyonowljo may wish tq
do likewise, we give a few names,
which, wo think, occur but onco in.
the Bible: Ebodmelcok, E.Pnproo"h
tus, Othniell, Apphla, Tryphena ant
Bezaliel. Musical sounding, aren'
A Doctor Astouislicdt
A small yearling youngster out at
Fort Wayne, in Indiana, had tho mis
fortune to suck a kernel of corn Intq
his windpipe tho other day. Tho doc
tor was sent for in haste, and an
nounced that it would bo noaessaryr
to perform tho operation of traoheof
omy to Bavo tho child's life. Thq
Hoosler mother, familiar with a prac-'
tlce of domestio surgery of a different
sect, and not pleased with tho Idea of
having tho child's windpipe cut open'
seized the sufferer by one leg, and
holding him up, head downward, ad
ministered sundry resoundingspanka.
Thero was a sound not unlike tho!
bound of a popgun, and, the kernel o
corn was ejected with great force.
The ohild was at onco relioved, and
recovpred of course. Tho doctor sold
bo was thoroughly familiar with ptifc
botomy In all Its fonnj, but ho had,
never had any experience with thlq
kind slnco bo was a boy, ard evoa
then had never known it to ho rosortr
sd to for surgical purposes. It will
enter into the practice of surgery
hereafter largely, particularly in corn
countries, although it does not neces
sarily follow that thoso who resort tq
it should be called corn dootors. 'Iron
Thus Gath disoants on
Marble: "Man ton Morblo Is partly
saved from tho Bwlfj; oblivion whlplj
attends unemployed editors by his odd
name, which is often quoted hero aa
Marble Mantel. Old Bennett ued tq
call him the Sfgnor Mantilliil Marbi
Ini. Marble believes that he has a
genius for diplomacy; ho delights in.
secret missions and midnight cabals.
Looking like an Italian, ho ia noth
ing with his bright eyes If not confl7
dentlal. He resembles very much thq
celebrated John Wilkes Booth, who
slew President Lincoln ; the some
smiling, epgaging, Itwllan eyes lp5
long to both, and both talked to mon
as if they wero presently to makp
them a marriage proposition. When
Marblo leans over a man and looks.
fondly Into his eyes, saying: 'How
is it with thee, my brother ? and al
so takes the others coat lapel in hlq
band, the man thinks he is being
greased in his gnrmeuts. Mr. Marblo
always appeared to me to bo a man tq
get past as soon as possible ; ono of
those secular Jesuits who accomplish-
nq great injury except in time, ami
wnoso ability ss a writer and politi
cian is about tblrd-rato "
"Anna, dear, if I should attempt U?
spell Cupid why could I not gat be;
yond the first syllable?"
Anna ave It up, whereupon Will
iam said :
"Because, when I come to ou," of
course I cannot go further I"
Anna said she thought that was thq
nicest conundrum sho had ever heard.
Wegh, trjm, and dry some nice largo,
potatoes; have your frying kettle
ready, with some nice clean lard, hot,
and drop them In t, and cover; let
them fry briskly fifteen miuutes ; take
them out and aerve. They are splen
did. An Independence (Kas.) woman,
wants a divorco because sho was chlo
roformed and carried off and marriod
to her husband two or-threo days be
foro she knew It.
Take at least one good look at a cor
eoanut, young man, beforo you bavo
your head mowd and sandpapered.