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AUHUKN, " S NEBRASKA.
THE 0AL1PJVS EXPEMMtiNT.
In nnclont lnyn, 11 Cnllph formal it nlnn
Knowing ho wan, htuiHelf, n perfect limn
111 iiiiiny virtues to ('rpc(iiMln
When lio Hlionlil mnn lo Olid the Ooldoii (Into.
TIiIb whs his HC'lioino: Ilo found u liul uti-
Too yininir, in fnct. to e'er Imvo kI von IlioiiKht
To anything morn HerlniiB lliiui limy.
Till liul ho took, from nil iniinklnd uwuy,
Anil In ii piilucn iilueeil him, 'Houiiil uhotit
The 'uiliicu wild 11 wall, iiikI In or out
lncl no otto, hiivo thn Oillph and thn unites,
Who nctod iih the Herviititn, client hrutetf
"nimble to cxprcHH it thoinrlit. Jliu'ii day
Thu Caliph with (ho youth for liourH would
And Blrlvo by ovcry incnim ho could dovlao
Toniako hlinneir In thu young ciipUxo'h eye.
Appear, In nil IIiImrk, wIho and good and
Tho (nilj holm lit to luiltati).
In Rliort, n churni-tor ho tried to liulld
Just like, lili own. AtlnMt, tho tnak tultlllud,
Jin hiotiKliL thu youiiKHiur fin tti, that hu mljtht
What tho world's verillot on his work would
Tho world declared and lioniMtly liollyvod
Tho Onllph had his olf-tet tusk in hli-vod,
I'rnnnuuccd hliu and Ills protcuo to ho,
In ehiiruutcr, in llko in iica and pun.
Not bo tho Caliph. To hi inlud It noomod
A failure, most oouuilotn mid utirodoiiiiiod.
To tlio old KliiK tho boy appeared, ulusl
Unllku hlH teaolior, an Ipluuml iihs.
G(twkic.Vvam tho Gorman word
(jaucli, meaning ii fool
Many a Word. 'I'lio following well
known' (inoliition (generally lviulurud
incorrectly 1b from Waiter Scot I'm
"Lord of tlio Isle," canto v., stun.u 18:
O! tunny u nhuft at random hoh(,
Finds murk tlio arelior tilth) meant,
And man a word, lit random Hpokon,
May riootho or wound thu heart that's lirnkon.
"Excelsior."--Tlio titlo of ono of
tlio best known of nil of tlio short poums
of tho Into llonry W. Longfollow. That
ono word happened to catch his oyo ono
ltnlnmn ovo in 18M, on n torn pioco of
nowspupor, and straightway his imag
ination took tiro at it. Talcing tip a
pioco of pnpor which happened to bo
tho back of a letter received that day
from Charles Stunner, ho crowded it
with vorsos. Ah first written down,
" Excelsior " dillbiy from tho perfected
and published version, but shows urush
and glow worthy of its author.
Yankee-Doodle. In n curious book on
tho " ltoiiml Towers of Jroland," tho
origin of tlio term Yankee-Doodle is
traced to tlio I'orsian phrasos, Yunki
J)oonta, or Inhabitants of tlio Now
World. Layurd, in his book on "Nine
veh and its Homains," also mentions
Yanghi-JJunia as tlio Persian namo of
Clincher. Something that oflectually
Bottles a point or argument. This ap
plication of tlio word is said to Imvo
arisen from two notorious liars being
matched against each other, "I drove
n nail through tho moon, oneo," said
tho first. "Yes," said tho other, " I
remember tho circumstance, and J went
around to tho buck and clinched it."
Draw It Mild. This term was origin
ally used by tho leader of a metropoli
tan orchestra to violinists, when ho
wished them to play softly: "Come it
strong" was another term used by tho
Biuno part j', when ho desired tho orches
tra to play lolul.
Comma to (he Scratch. This was
originally a phraso used by boxers. In
tho prize ring it was usual to huiko a
distinct mark or scratch in tlio turf, di
viding tho ring into two equal parts.
"To como to the scratch" meant to
walk to tho boundary to meet tho an
tagonist. J.oot. This word froUontly occurred
in tho dispatches detailing tlio plunder
ing of Alexandria, during and immedi
ately following tlio recent bombardment
of tlio forts protecting that city. It is
an East Indian word, signifying plun
der, robbery, pillage, etc," It was intro
duced into tlio English language at tho
time of tlio mutiny, 1857-8.
Walter Than Gildcrot's Kite Gildo-
roy was tho Hobin Ilood of Scottish
minstrelsy. Ilo infested tlio Highlands
of I'ortshira with his gang, of whom
Bovon woro executed in Ul;)8. To re
venge the death of his companions Gil-
doroy burned several houses, mid at
length, after a reward of 1.000 was
ollbrod, he was himself captured, and
BUllerod, with live ot his followers, for
his crimes at Giulowlee, Seothiud, duly,
l(i!l3. J ho origin ot tlio saying, "Higher
than Glldoroy's Kite," is supposed to
have como from an old Scotch poem, in
which the oxecutionor is represented as
hanging Gildoroy "high above the rest"
of his companions:
01 (illilorny situ 'tnild they woro,
Thoy bound him mlcklo strong,
full Kdenbitrmw Ihoy led him thalr,
And on u gallows hung.
Thoy hung lilin high ubovutho rest,
Ilo was sue tilm a boy;
Thalr dyed tho youth, whom I looed bost
My hnnilsomo (llldoroy.
. llohcmian. The name generally given
in Franco to tlio gypsies, from thoir
Btipposcd advent Into that country from
Bohemia. From this continual appli
cation tho term seems to havo found
its wav into England and America, and
is applied to struggling and obscure lit
erary men, artis's, otc. Also (in a
truer -enso,) to ono who wanders about
without any ostensible moans of llvoli-
God Helps Them That Help Themselves.
Tills bontonco occurs in UoiijamiiP
Franklin's Poor Hlohard." It was
niiicli'iisod In the llovolutionury period.
It occurs as early as November, 17A5,
in an answer uy tlio Aemuiv ot renn-
Hvlvnniu to tho'Govoruor, and forms I lie
m " MB-
motto of Franklin's "Historical He-
i. H 11 . .. t I Ik
view," 17A0, appearing also in tho body
of the work.
On an old door in auoleiit Homo was
found nu iiiHUiiption wliiuli translated
"God hull thum who help tliuni -
selves; btit God help thorn caught help
ing themselves In hero."
xlils sftmowhat oxpressivo warning
is frequently seen posted in show cases
at tho present time.
in ".Jacula i'rudentum," by George
Herbert (lJ!M.i2), occurs this line:
"Help thyself, and God will lfolp
Selling tlic Skin Before the Hear Ik
Caught, An ancient English proverb
akin to Mrs. Ghisso's sago advice,
"How to cook u hnro: "First catch the
haro." Krom the lirst mentioned pro
verbcomcslhoterm "bears," applied on
'Change to stock brokers who trallio in
visionary funds, while those upon
whom such stocks are palmed are called
"bulls," most probably in contradis
tinction. Tlio practice and tho epithets
originated in tlio South Sea stock trans
actions in London in 1720.
Jlinnblo-picA. diet frequently par
taken of by those who Imvo boon great
ly humiliated. Tlio origin of tlio pliruso
is dorivod from tho fact that in tlio mid
dle ages tlio shanks and feet of a buck
being called "limbics," were made
into a pio for tho retainers or feudal
Tallu. A word used to designate a
system of reckoning by counting notch
es on a stick. Jt is from tlio French
taillo. The system is a relio of tlio rude
contrivance) for keeping account intro
duced into England at tlio period of the
Norman conquest. Straight, well
seasoned sticks of hazel or willow were
employed. This .sum of money was
marked on tho side with notches by the
cutter of tallies, and likewise inscribed
on both sides by tho writer of tlio tallies.
Tlio smallest notch signified a penny, a
larger one a shilling, ami one still largot
a pound; but other notches, increasing
successively in breadth, woro made to
denote ten, a hundred or a thousand.
Tho slick was then cleft through the
middle bv the Deputy Chamberlains,
with a knife and a mallet, the one por
tion being called tlio tally and tho other
tlio counter-tally or folium.
Cabal. A namo given to a number
of persons united to promote their pri
vate viows by intrigue. Tho first cabal
was Hie celebrated Cabinet Council of
Charles J I., and was so called because
the initial letters of tlio names of thu
live Councilors formed that word, thus:
Hawker. A name applied to itiner
ant dealers, in London and Now York.
It is derived from lioch, a German word
for a salesman. In ICnglund it origin
ally sigiiiliod ono who carried about
hawks lor sale.
'Jrump.- This namo, which custom
has given to a winn'ng card, is derived
from tlio tciunj'o of tho Italians, and tho
triomplie of tho French, both of which
mean an advantage card.
Gretna Green. A namo given to a
place made popular by its being a re
sort for runaway couples where the' can
bo united in matrimony, thus circum
venting tlio law governing marriages in
their own State. Tlio namo originated
from the fact that the first priest who
made a trade of marrying runaway
couples resided on tho common or green
between Graitnoy and .Springfield, on
the borders of Scotland, but removed to
the latter place in 1701, whore his suc
cessors have since losided.
Names of Countries. 'Vim I'liipni
cians, who woro a groat commercial
people in tlio young (lays of tho world,
are thought to have given the present
names ot most of the countries around
the Mediterranean Sea. The I'lmmieiuu
language contained tho words Kuropo,
Asia, Africa, Italv, Spain, Gaul, Drit
aln, .Etna, Sardinia and .Siberia, as well
as many others now used as the names
1 of minor places. Europe, in IMia-nieian,
meant "white complexion," and was
applied to tlio country north of tho
Mediterranean, bocauso tlio natives
woro of a lighter ooniploxiontlinn those
of Asia or Africa. Atriea signiliod "the
land of corn," and Asia meant " tho
middle land," being so named bocauso
; it was between Europe and Africa, lt-
, aly was tho "country of black pitch;'1
Spain was tlio "land of rabbits;" Gaul,
or Franco, tho "land of yellow hair;"
lU'ituin, "tlio country of tin;" ilOtna,
" tho hinqky furnace; Sardinia,
, mini's foot,1' and Siberia, "thirsty land,"
because it is ho dry.
0. A'. it has been assured that thoso
, letters worn first used bv Andrew .luck-
cut iw .in i1ilii-iiiiit win t( .'.ill .tiiiii.l '
rv,i, iviiiii iiuiMitiiiiiiiru ut ... sufc . ivt.
Ono of "Old Hickory's friends, liowov
er, conies to tho front with tlio declara
tion that from close and intimate ac
quaintance and connection with .lack
son during his whole I'residoncy from
1821) to 18:18, ho knows that Jackson
never used such an expression. Ho
was a very courteous and gentlemanly
person, nnd retained his military liabft
of devolving all his epistolary matters
upon his Seoretaries; that "0. K." was
popular slang of Jackson's day, which
was then attributed to David Oroekott.
Still another assorts that this peculiar
mark of approval was first ollieiaily u-od
by a statesman connected with thi) New
i. I-... . ..i. . . i.. ..i
i oik v. ivy uovuruiueui auoiii ioi), ami
tlio introduction was
with the invention of "pii
a political fine art. The fact is, that
l unit her Jackson. CrooknlL nni-tlm nfmc
S!lhl-Now York City btatasmaii had auy-
tiling to do with its origin. Tho cubit-
istio letters aro autheniically traced to
Old Keokuk, puoilio Clitof ot thu one
and lo Indians, who, when he sold
. Iowa to thu United Status Government,
.signed the deed with the Initials "O,
His co-ehlef, the llerv Black
i, rutuiiud (o sell or bigu away tlio
rights of his people to the bountiful
land, ami heneo the Black Hawk war.
Old Keokuk yourii ago pa-wed on to the
happy hunting xiomids of the Grout
Ituyoml, but his sljfn itonllnuos to sup-
iiy a uuitf-ioil ivaui in win iMigiisii inn
. fiiit-K GhU-Jhmacmi.
A Herring Census.
It is happily nn otisy task to gly.o a
tolerably correct idea of the wondorful
ubundanco of tho herring. 1$V means
of tlio Scottish Fishery Hoard, an ac
count is kept and annually published of
the quantities of those fish which are
cured for sale. It may bo sot down
hero, for tho purpose of easy calcula
tion, that ono million barrels of herring
are being cured every year in Scotland
for tho homo and foreign markets, and
that each barrel contains eight hundred
fish, which gives a total of eight hun
dred millions of herrings from tlio Scot
tish curing stations, But in addition to
the number -cured, it lias been calcu
lated that quite as many are In tho
course of tho season sola as wliat aro
called " fresh herrings," tho wholesale
buyers being now enabled by means of
the railways to dispatch largo supplies
to the great seats of population the mo
ment they are caught, and to have thorn
in market almost before their sea bloom
has begun to fade. If tliu.su lish hoVstl
maled as bcing of the value of oidy ono
half-penny each, they would yield ntoUil
sum of over three millions sterling, hi
reality they yield a far larger amount,
the barrels of cured lish inSomVscasons
bringing as much as from twenty-eight
io iiuy Miiuiiigs, iiiiu a cimrge oi inrco
half-pence, and .sometimes of two-pence,
for it single fresh herring in our largo
cities, as all householders know, is not
at all uncommon.
But it has also been estimated that
the number of herrings taken from tho
sea by tho lisherinon, miraculous as tho
draughls sometimes prove to lie and
I myself have personally assisted
In drawing a trail of" nets that
brought tit one lmul to tho
boat over sixty barrels aro but as
ii drop in tlio ocean as compared to the
destruction caused by other agencies.
Tlio dogfish prey extensively upon tho
shoals, and the chief food of the codfish
is also tho herring. Aquatic birds of
many kinds likowiso feed upon these
fish, and interesting osti mates havo
been mado of tlio quantities annually hup
posoil to be devoured, if it bo taken for
granted that every codfish having ac
cess to tlio herring shoal cats only five
of those fisli per diem, it will at oneo bo
obvious that tho number which is con
sumed will be something enormous.
THking it for granted that only livo
millions of cod, ling, and hake, in all
aro to bo found in our northern seas,
they will consume twenty-live millions
Pof herrings every day. Tho anuatio
birds, and somcof the lislios which in
habit tho deep seas other than those of
tho Gadidw family, will require for
their food as many more; so that in
reality tlio hand of man should scarcely
bo felt upon the shoals, and yet it has
been ably argued, and indeed proved,
that in some districts the supply of these
lish has fallen off because man has
"ovcrlishcd"ttheni! Tho grounds of this
argument arc plain enough when it is
stated that although the net power now
employed in tlio herring fishery is about
triple, or even quadruple, and tho num
ber of bouts doublo, what they woro
snmo sixty years since, the take of
herrings lias not been proportionately
increased. Good Words.
Tho First Casting tf Iron.
Cast iron was not in commercial uso
before the year 1700, when Abraham
Darby, an intelligent mechanic, who
had brought some Dutch workmen to
establish a brass foundry at Bristol,
Eng., conceived the idea that iron might
be substituted for brass. This his work
men did not succeed in effecting, being
probably too much prejudiced in favor
of the metal with which thoy woro best
acquainted. A Welsh shepherd-boy
mimed John Thomas had, some little
time previous to this, been received by
Abraham Darby into his workshop on
tho recommendation of a distant rela
tive. While looking on during t lie ex
periments of tlio Dutch workmen, ho
said to Abraham Darby that lio .saw
where thoy had missed it. Ho begged
to bo allowed to try; so ho and
Abraham Darby remained alone in tho
workshop till 'night struggling with
tlio refractory metal ami imperfect
molds. Tho hours passed on and tlay-
l;ght appeared, but neither would leave
his task; and just its morning dawned
they succeeded in easting an iron pot
complete. The boy entered into an
agreement with Abraham Darby to
servo him and keep tho secret. Ho was
enticed by the oll'or of doublo wages to
leave his master, but lie continued faith
ful; and from 170!) to IH'2'2 tlio family of
Thomas were confidential and much
valued agents to tho descendants of
Abraham Darby. For moro than ono
hundred years after the night in which
Thomas and his muster succeeded in
making an iron casting in a mold of
lino sand contained in trnmes uud with
air-holes, tho same process was prac
ticed and kept secret at Colebrook Dale
with plugged keyholes and barred doors.
" What Ails This Heart of Mine,"
is tho heading of a story that is going
I the rounds ot
i ho saw his gir
the papers, vs o suppose
1 out riding with another
follow. There is nothing that makes
tho heart got up and pound ribs and
carom on tne oilier vital parts, and jump
up and down like a eliuriidashor, ami
then get tiied and keep so .still on think
it lias stopped beating forever, its to noo
your girl out riding with another fellow,
wo mo told. '.' sbmi.
An old aim stnuds near tho depot,
In Fair htivet, Kingston, X. Y., wliioli
is a favorite building pluco for birds.
Morn than twohuudrod newts havo boon
unuutud uiuong its bniiRhu thissiMson.
uud tho birds nli mu o d Umt with song.
It In the Hdmlritlttn of ovcry vlnltor
Many go to hn.rtiuriilrqflujf of Urn bird
in thu tiicwnliuf.
PUPPIES AT PLAY.
Itolllnir nnd tumbling about on tho grass,
A milpplty. piiapnlty. snarllty mum
Whow, boo thorn
ui nuns iitr itiui ycuow iur.
Horo they ko, thrfro they go dour nic, what
"Hit Master Illackfur, cutrh mo It you can,"
Harks Muster Vellowfur. Ha, hit, my innn,
Hlnckfur Is hiding thoro closo by the walk
Look out Tor him now whllo you're stopping
Uliink mother Cubby lies hero by tho door,
Drowning, no doubt, or tho bright days of
When she, with hon own llttlo puppy-dog
Itoltcil, tumbled nnd Jumped about, enrly nnd
Cubby s now ns scduto as n nun,
And sometimes wo think sho euros nothing for
Hut n quick, funny look twhiWod out of her
A moment ago, and I think I know why.
Thcio they nro off ngnln; hero thoy nro bnck,
() naughty IlluckUii', how could you iIojo
Ycllowrur's only u'iiuIkIiImii' 'ou know.
And Hlaekio has bitten him right on the car,
And now lio "won't play uny moro over
hore." ' " "
I wondor why boy-plays and puppy-plays too,
Kud so olteu In trouble and tears as they do.
HOW TIIFA'.JIELPLD. THE DEACON.
' - -
"Cherries? I should say so! There's
po ond U) 'em-j-treos are loaded, and
red's a burning-bush. I was by there
It was an intensely, eager voice, and
Davy Kent, the .speaker, ended his lit
tilo speech with an oxpressivo smack of
the lips. '
"He'd never missed tlio few we'd
t.akoj would he, iJoys?" 'That was Ned
Hogors. It was upon a straw pile be
hind Mr. Roger's barii that tho boys
woro holding an earnest consultation.
"Miss 'onir No, ndt if wo took twice
as many as we will."
"A bushel will bo enough to treat tho
whole crowd, won't it?"
"Oil, any amount."
"Now seo hero, boys" and Clem
Goodrich lifted himself into a sitting
posture and knltod his brows thought
fully as ho spoke "I think isn't this
doesn't it seem a little bit like steal
ing? Don't you suppose ho'd give us a
few if we woro to ask him? It looks to
But right hero Clom's mild voico was
drowned in u roaring, boisterous
"It's not staling, mo boy," said Con
O'Brien, with tlio faintest brogue in the
world; "it's only helping ourselves to a
few cherries, that otherwise might
spoil for want o' tho picking, and so bo
w.'isted intircly. And if Deacon Gam
mon don't know it, lie' 11 bo none the
wiser, for lie's got piles and liupo.s
nioro'n lie can take care of. Ton to
one he'll bo obliged to us for helping
him out a little lio isn't a bad old
giutlemun at heart, you know. And
it's for the fun of it as well us tho ating
wo take 'em, that's tlio truth."
"So 'tis," echoed a good man of tho
As for Clem, ho gazed into Con's
serious face doubtfully, yot, it must bo
confessed, very willing to be convinced.
"I suppose you know best," said lie
"you fellows that havo lived here all
" Of course," laughed .Ferry Parker.
"Why, my father says he always plants
an extra liiclon seed for us boys us well
us for the bugs."
So thoy reasoned away their doubts
and made their plans; and somehow,
before the little party broke up, each
boy had pretty nearly succeeded in
porsuadiug himself that he would bo
doing tho J)eecon a favor by helping
him make away with a Hindi portion ot
his fruit. All tho same, Ned Hogors
couldn't resist a little feeling of guilt,
not unminglcd with dread, when his
father saidiat the lea table that evening:
"I wondor what Deacon Gammon
thought of that mow of early-cut tim
othy? Ho was up to look at it this aft
ernoon." Nobody could tell what tlio Deacon
thought of tho hay, lor nobody hud seen
him. But Ned was thinking that he
would give something to know just at
what time in tlio afternoon the Deacon
came to look at that haymow.
That was what ho said to his friends
when thoy mot next night all ready for
the proposed raid on tho Deacon's cher
ries. There were not a few blank faces
intliolittlo crowd when ho told his story.
"Ilo might havo heard us if ho was
thoro when wo wore talking," said Neil,
beating a lively tattoo on the bottom of
his basket. "I don't say he did", but he
"Oh, pshaw!" exclaimed Con
O'Brien. "The Deacon's deaf a little,
and I don't believe lie could hoar what
wo woro a-saying. Why didn't you go
round, mo hoy, to the straw hapo,
and seo if you could hear yourself into
A shout wont up at that, which, to bo
sure, was cvactlv what Con wanted,
sini-e there is nothing better than a
jolly-sounding laugh to put a boy on
good terms with hunsolf and even bod)
" It's all right," said ho. "Como on,
now, and don't you be afraid o'
Not a boy among them was afraid' but
a gomi many ottliom couldn't Keep their
hearts from lluttering in a Miry queer
way when tlie came, with their ba-kots
and bags, to tlio gap in Deacon Gam
mons orchard wall. Tho orchard was
near tlio limine and the ohorr.-troe
woro souU'irod about among thu upplo
'reos in a liup-hti.urd fashion. The
hotuo looked dark and still.
"It's lust a I told Mm," whispered
foil OMirlcn, triumphantly. "The
Deacon uud his wile liavw youg to
jimycr-muliug, nnd tho coast Ts iilcttr
Kali for we! Look at m. in boys!'
Tlwy did nunc than look at the
trrwit, delloloiiM, clutorlna' cherries
haiiyiiiK from bough which Iwlit low
vlown with thwlr wuijfht. Thoy pulled
thom by handfuls, and bags and baskets
woro rapidly filled.
'But there don't' look to bo any less
,'n there was when wo begun," said
'Con, with a merry chuckle. "Now,
boys, isn't this n big help to tho old
giutlemun? He'd nivor got away with
em alone, sure."
Thoro was no sdutid excopt the voices
of tho frogs in the marsh under the hill
while tho work wont briskly on. It was
when tho boys woro nearly ready to
leave that thoy heard a voico In tho
direction of tho Deacon's domicilo:
"I don't know, but I'll walk out and
" It's otild Mrs. Gammon horsolf I"
sounded Con's excited whisper. "Go
ior the gup, mo boys, and don't spill
your cherries over. Go, now!"
Thoy were all only too ready to oboy.
Away they skurricd, with long lonps,
llko frightened rubbits, through the
orchard grass to tho break in tho wall.
But thoy did'not go beyond it Up rose
tlio Deacon on tho other side, as cool
so Jerry Barker afterward suid us a
frozon cucuinbor. '
"Good-evening, boys," said ho. Ilo
took off his hat as he spoko, and by the
light of tlio moon the boys could seo
that lio was making a desperate cllortto
keep his ftico straight. "Now I'm
Hold on there! Stop.'"
For Con and Iko Harris hud started
to run. Thoy stopped, however. There
was nothing else to do when tho Deacon
spoko in that way, and they know it,
" Let's see," said tlio Deacon, reach
ing toward Ned Hogors' basket, which
was forthwith handed over to him with
great alacrity 'let's seo how many
Ho examined every boy's load in turn
carefully and in siionco, and all tho
while the boys looked into eaeli other's
faces without speaking. Oh! if tlio
moon would but go Under a cloud!
"When tlio Deacon had finished his
inspection, lio spoke again, kindly, and
with a pleasant smile:
"Now, boys, I'm much obliged to yo.
I've laid out to go to town with a load
o' truck to-morrow, nn'J I was won
dcrin' how I'd get my cherries picked.
I'm reoly obliged to ye, and I'll bo moro
so if yo'll carry 'em to the house for me."
Not a boy felt like disobeying. Not
ono but silently picked up his burden of
cherries and marched along before tho
Deacon to the houso and into tlio jporch.
"Set 'em right down here," directed
Deacon Gammon, cheerily, "an' I'll seo
to 'em 'fore long. Now, boys, ye'vo
worked cousider'ulo hard, an' you want
some, supper. Como in an' havo some
cherry pio an' cheese."
Every boy's face said he would rather
die, and there was a. sound of murmured
"Yes you will," said tlio Deacon;
"You've worked well, an' deserve your
supper. Higlit into tho kitchen now,
right in! Mothor's u-wuitin' foryo."
So she was kind, motherly Mrs.
Gammon. And there was a tab!o loaded
with goodies waiting for them, too
sandwiches, and pluin-cake, and cherry
pio, and cherry tarts, ami cherries
cherries every where.
"Good-evening," said Mrs. Gammon,
beaming upon the boys.
"Take some chairs," ordered the
Deacon, behind them; " and sot right
up and havo sonic cherry pio and seen."
The boys wondered whethor they
were awake or dreaming as thoy filed
shamefacedly past Mrs. Gammon, hats
in hand, and took seats at the well
"Now help yourselves," said tho Dea
con's wife. And eacli boy in his heart
wondeied if sho knew, and hoped sho
didn't. But they helped themohes
readily euongh; and at length, between
tlio Doacon's funny stories and tlio deli
cious cherry pie, 'they came as near to
enjoying themselves as was possible un
der tlio eirpumslavces.
"You ain't cat scarcely anything,"
said tlio Deacon, when tlio boys fin
ished their meal. "Havo some cherries?
No cherries? Ho! ho! lio!"
" Now, father!" expostulated his wife,
mildly; and then the bo) s bidi' she knew.
" I don't s'poso I'd ought to," said
tlio Deacon; and he walked to tho head
of tlio table, and stood thoro looking
down at his young guests with a queer
littlo smile. "1 ain't much of aspeeclt
ifier," said lio, "but I want to ask you
boys a question. Which would yo rath
er bo, when ye got ready to tako your
futhors' places, honest men or rogues?"
Evory boy caught his breath". The
old eight-day clock in tlio corner ticked
"Tho niiin'll bo nigh about tho samo
as tlio boy," wont on tho Deacon.
" Now which 11 you be, boys, rogues or
"Hon honest ' men," cried Con
Later on ho said ho couldn't help it,
with tho Deacon looking at him, and
the Deacon's wife wiping her glasses
in that anious way; but lie meant it all
the same. And thoy all followed his
lead, as thoy over.did, every boy.
"That's right," said Deacon Gam
mon "that'll just right; and wo won't
say another word about it."
"No, don't," .slid his wife.
But, after all, it was Con O'Mrion who
said tho right thing in the right place,
as ho Picked uplii.s basket, which wasn't
entirely empty, in tlio poroh.
, ',' V jjyijoyui- yju.uLaiii holp about
picking your cherries, Detteou Gain-'
mou, call on in," sidd ho. "We'll bo
uro to come when you hutfor us, uud
we won't come before, honest Injun!"
"Thufs right." said the Deueou
' tlllllV i-tirlil '
then hhVyrf k'vlnlilod, w tho bovs
filed out into the night. "Kdwmd."
suid uti N.hI Hogors, '.ten vur faih-
fit' thtUV thu Iww mowof timothy I ever
"U'n jiwtthr v'-V 1 Uwihjht," orlod
tho boys, whim tltoy gut cut of thn Dm
uon'a Iwnrliig, "Jiwi ojcaolly." Hr
Ittf i Ywing Fvojtle,