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MONTPEL1ER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1879.
My Aunt's Will.
are muie ol us perfect.
1 Wo are niiua of us perfect, thank
mioiluess," said Caroline, tuy eldest sister.
with an aggravating laugh. " I lo not
claim lo lie :t paragon, bv any means, and
it would take qualities little short of a
saint's to poke down in the country and
hobble through life at the beek of a frac-,
tious old woman. I shall hot go for!
" Caroline'." said mother, in a mild tone
l'oor little soul ! Slio rarely ever asserted
her authority before the elder girls. They
were all Kushtons every inch, and poor
little mammy had learned all about the
Rushton blood years before I was born.
They were a stern, proud, arrogant set,
and in her meek eyes, were more like
ijiieens and ogres than her husband's
relatives. How Gerald llushton came to
marry a poor country curate's daughter
remained a mystery to his family to the
day of his death, and with a woman's in
stinct freshened by my mother's sad face
and tearful eyes, 1' think she had puzzled
over tlio enigma thiough many lonely
hours, only the question might have been
put to her consciousness a little differently.
As, how was it that she had been brought
to hold in idolatry a man of my father's
lie was very unliko her imagined hero,
quite unlike ilio lover sho had expected
would come ui) the pretty rose walk at
Aubrey Heetory to ask her to marry him.
My mother rarely spoko of her later years
as a wife, but often with even enthusiasm
of their first meeting, and the childish
fondncs3 with which she regarded him.
It had been mado a matter of reproach
to her always by his relatives, and my
father, I think, never entirely forgave her
for her share in his alienation from his
family, lie died with that antagonism in
his heart, and my mother had suffered
silently, rearing her three girls as well as
she could on the slender patrimony left
lier, with just enough of the old curate's
dignity ot character to restrain her appeal
ing to the great people down in Kent.
Caroline, now in her twenty-third year,
had been waiting somo years, rather im
patiently, for a duko or a viscount to come
down into the country and marry her for
her ocachv cheeks and sloe-black eyes.
lint nowadays dukes prefer a bad com
plexion and 10,000 a year to a caplivat
nur voun" nerson whoso sole dower is m
mere iiersnnal attraction.
r.iliih was already twentvone, and felt
aggrieved at her sister for not having
made a match, leaving the held to tier.
nt. slronir like Caro. Edith was, how
ever, a pretty girl, with tine, ladylike
hands, and a carriage a princess might
believe I was seldom thought of by
nny one until it was discovered that I was
much too irrown to utilize- tho frocks of
tbe other trills, and was now a tall, awk
ward girl of eighteen, with largo elbows
ami a sandy complexion, like the Aubreys
It was also discovered about this time,
that I had made much of my musical
chance, and what with a few lessons from
the village organist, and the drummings
ilii'iiiioh loner wiuLer evenings on the old
liarns7cord iii tho sitting-room, 1 had sud
denly become proficient in a small way;
i.mm.'h sn. at least, to admit of my taking
a few of Miss Harmon's scholars in the
afternoons. The money I earned in this
way, seemed, no doubt, a prodigious sum
to poor mammy, whose common condition
was a slate of perfect impeeuniosity.
Mother had ofien declared that both Curo
and Edith possessed the hands of musi
cians, so slender, supple and white, while
mine were overgrown from the wringing
of dish cloths, and red from boiling
l'l-oviilence had given me my bony
bumfs wiih music in them, and a wonder
ful voice, which Miss Harmon had declar
ed made mo almost seem pretty. She
never knew, kind soul, how she made my
heart ache with u dull, horrible pain
when she dealt mo this deprecatory
If I was ever loved, it was then to he
like the nightingale, who charms the
l"i,or. while, all unseen, she hides her
Ilium. Iv breast in the branches of the
I Iwo-n. tree.
" If f.ulv 1 miirlit charm a blind
prince," Miss Harmon said, smoothing
back my bronzed locks with her soft, thin
i i. i;., ililno- iri-ir. wnulil be."
nanus, wulii; i. .1" i."'0 . -----
drudge and slave for a hideous old tryant,
and wear her ridiculous finery for pay.
Hut anything for an excuse to leave the
drudgery here to Edith and I, you ungrate
"I've done it all my life uncomplaining
ly," I plucked up spirit to say, confident
it would not help my case, however.
Don t quarrel now, just belore sepa
rating, said poor mammy, almost stern-
And so it was settled that I should leave
homo ; the letter was posted to my hard
aunt, who was to look for mo luesilay
fortnight, some little time being allowed
for my preparations. These were ridicu
lously simple. My few things were to be
"gotten up" ns tho clear-stnrcheis say,
and I turned a changeable silk gown of
mammy 8 the snully sine out and could
bavewept at tho thought of how I should
look in it. This, and my old black, and
ono or two prints, were what I packed in
my mean little trunk, with many sobs and
tears at bidding farewell to poor little
mammy, who cried so bitterly, her thin
arms wound about my neck, as if all her
poor heart left her bv misfortune was
bursting in twain.
' Good-hy, mammy darling, I shall
writo often, and if their are any earnings
they shall come to you."
" One would think that Agnes were on
the eve of starting to America,'" sneered
Edith, shaking my hand coldly, .giving me
a dabby kiss on my tear-stained cheek.
Oh, I never knew what a dear little
dun-colored home it was, until I had turn
ed my back upon it in the chill September
A pretty robin red-breast sat on the
limb of a stunted pear tree by tho garden
wall and sang his parting hymn to me,
and those mellow notes are ringing in my
Of all tho pictures treasured in the
heart of the exile, there is one dearer than
" It's name, oh, it's liaiue,
In my ain countric."
A grav-hairod servitor, in gray stockings
and rusty small clothes, met me at the
station, with an ancient affair on four
wheels, drawn by an animal not at all un
like the solemn old man, who said his
name was Dark, and whom I shocked un
utterably by calling him Mr. Dark.
I had plenty of timo for reflection as wo
left the highway, turning up through an
avenue of paternal hemlocks, to tho no
less forbidding old house, with a quantity
of wings and "windows, a rambling porch
at the side, and ono or two statues on the
terraces all soggy with rain, and littered
over with droppings from the pines whose
funeral branches had for years kept the
sunshine from that gloomy portal
A staid, elderly woman, in a respectable
silk gown, met me at the door with the
intelligence that my aunt was quite put
about at my having kept tho lea waiting a
quarter ol an hour, winch 1 accepted as an
omen of a bad beginning.
She was already at the head of tbe table
in the dining-room a gaunt apartment,
with a high ceiling, heavy mahogany fur
niture, and tall silver candlesticks.
A pallid old woman, with snow-white
hair and burning black eyes, with all their
old lire still smouldering in their depths.
She held out one hand, shrouded in a
black lace glove.
"Como here! Anil so you are my
The "iris and mammy were in the little
dun-colored mormng-room, winch Had
once been my father's study, with closed
blinds, ripping un an ancient chair, up
holstered in a grand Arab pattern of scar
let and gold, to construct an over-dress for
Caroline's cherry silk, the sleeves and
bodice of which were quite beyond repair.
T he chair had been shrouded in gray hol
land for the last dozen years, and the Bilk
n..,llo vo unworn.
Who ever thought a letter would liud its
iheotusidu world to our sober
little house behind ihese pollard willows,
like to many transmigrated Kushtons, tall
and angular, anil beeping 6uiuu o.ui
mammy and her brood.
' Do open it, mammy," said Edith, im
patiently. " Very likely it is from some
tin gotten creditor of poor papa's."
l'oor little mammy s cap-ribbons trem
bled and Muttered while sho read the lew
words, written, it might be, by an articled
clerk in Lincoln Inn Fields, the letters
were so aggressive.
' Well, girls," witli a faint attempt at
cheerfulness " he o is a chance for one
of you at last. This letter is from your
Aunt Uuth Kitsbtou, your father's elder
sister, who never married, a'ld who never
spoku to him after he married me
liioii'dt I do not remember it ugaiust her
,.,." I I, iv,. iilwuvs thought of herns
bcin" a superior woman a very superior
wonntn. 1 heard your father say that sho
simke four languages in her younger days,
and she was a great belle then.'
Thin brought out a contemptuous
"Humph!' trom tho girls. This was
the letter which proved the turning-point
in niv life: , ,
(SisTKK-iN'-i.AVr: 1 bear you are bless
ed with llireo daughters. 1 am a child
less, bed-ridden old woman Willi no one
to care for me. 1- need some strong, active
ouug person daily and hourly, bend me
a niece. She shall be paid for her trouble.
I suppose vou consider them all paragons;
but beauty is not indispensable. Honesty
mid gtiodmurals are. Let me know at
once, Your obedient servant,
the '1'incs Kent.
..in,.. i'.,,it " said Edith. "Horrible
..i.i .',.'. i "jvfiei- all these years of
hclect, siie would now make a maid ser-
it ,.f 7 vlniU not 20."
Then Caroline delivered tho address at
the beginning of my story. '
i.....r,., ,.,? ni.,kml tho wadding from
the back of the stuffed chair like a bird
,,o..n .,i i. .ei,.v all the tune a cloud
..i ,,'m.o- .!-,. ii-r ivi A lace.
.. l ,.,, v.ui'11 neither of you go
after this letter but it seems like Hying
.. ... I- ,.f ,.,;. i.,nnn to rotuse. it
inw inn I.iiju ui .v.."
I- ,,, III.-., miinn fllt tO SOI'VICO VOU MOW;
,.(.,., ii Tim cumin!? winter will bo very
,, ,,i I ..-in't. see niv way out
,'...,.,.! i,' ti.i-,(-h Airnes we might
i..'i ,.' .," '..ilihiimrh I should miss her
I'.H .I . And she has not a decent gown to
J III Ua H1A
twin, lier next quarter wui
tor a long time yet." ...
' What does it matter?" I said at last,
niv heart filled with bitterness. " I should
i.Jt be oxpei ted to dress greatly. I am
i i-a.iv In go iusl as I am."
Oh. 1 dare say," said Curo, in bigh
JhkUim. ' Playing Cinderella 13 quite in
juiir liuu, b it. there's to be uo god-mother
or prince in the story. You're going to
niece? lint you are no llushton, she has
sent me the plainest one, ot course. Well,
I cursed your mother for her beauty years
ago. I am glad I shall not be reminded
of it in vou. Sit down there, at the foot;
don't keep me waiting. Hand her the
The nalo. ghostly climmer ol the wax
lights on the Rushton plate, the whisper
ings OI IIIO Winu 111 llioau gloomy ueeo,
the rustle of the silk gown as Stevens
came and went between my new mistress
and I, taken with the strangeness of the
situation, and tho remembrance of poor
mammy's tearful speeches, and tho plain
tive song of the robin deprived me of all
appelite, and I only minced at the currant
jam and biscuit.
Stevens cleared away the things, lcav
in" the cloth and the candles, and standing
at the back of Miss Kushton s chair 1
could not accept her off hand as an aunt
she wheeled her nearer the light. My
aunt was a paralytic then.
In spite of that hard face and those eyes,
a sudden strange pity filled me. How
hard it must have been, how hard for one
in whose veins still flowed the wild Rush-
Sho beckoned me to her side impatiently-
" I want to say, Agnes, that if your
mother sent you here thinking to make
much of it, s'.iu is mistaken. I take you
into my service as 1 would any worthy
and disinterested young person. I shall
pay you j our wages quarterly, forty
uoiinds per year and your living, which is
all vou will bo worth, and 1 do not intend
to add one pound or promise any favors
from the fact of your being Gerald Rush
ton's daughter. You understand?"
I nodded silently, feeling too much hurt
to trust niv voice.
" Stevens, my cabinet!"
She unlocked the box and took out some
bank notes with her gloved hand.
" I make it a rule w give one quarter in
advance. I lore are tell pounds. Stevens
will acquaint you with your duties and
show you your chamber. I shall not re
quire "you before nine in the morning!
Not tired, but glad lo escape from that
room, 1 ventured to raise one thin hand to
niv lius. but shrank back those lingers
were iev cold-
I was not naturally a timid gil l, but the
loftv corridors, high vaulted passages and
shadowy room hung with mouldering tap
natrv. mado me feel cold and frightened
Somehow the canopieu ueusieau aim uioou-
red curtains made mo tmuK oi me lower
whem tho nrinces were strangled. I do
i.lim.il ilie assistance of a maid, and Stev
ens 'retired, leaving me one wax light,
which threw gigantic shadows on ino wan.
My duties were not hard or various, i was
toamr.se my aunt wnen sue uuuu mo,
lways at her chair DacK, anil speas ouiy
lo.n Bni.kim to. I fell asleep at last.
thinking of poor little mammy's delight
when she should receive my ui ipum-i
"" '... f..l ., ,.t ll.o
My Jiiti was an unevenum vu .u
fines. I was never absent irom my auui
but 1'ieiv no more intimate with her than
at Iii st. Wo had no company savo iuiss
Rushtou's surgeon and solicitor, who came
once a monin to tiinnei. x oa., ,wji
and only in secret, as the grand piano had
not been opened in twenty yeino, i
Rushton did not tolerato music.
Ono evening when she dismissed mo,
my aunt said, stonily:
Ao-ues, I expect the son of my dearest
Iriemfbero to-morrow. Ho is to bo my
heir, and I caution you against designing
or trying to gain his affections."
Oh, Aunt " tho blood rushing to my
cheeks. . , , . ,,
..it., ni tin I not know what the
a i-,,vB m e'? Hut Hugh is an admirer of
i ; Ti ,nrn..n. and I do not think you
will fascinate him. See that you attend to
mv affairs and leave Hugh alone.
lint HiK'h would not lot mo aiouu.
I scarcely looked at hiin for a week.
Then, as he sat recounting adventures to
" What a sly little thing yon arc! And
so you are Gerald Rnshton's daughter!
What aro you doing at the Pines?"
"Do you not know? Let mo pass, i
"Why do you always rly from me?!
Y'ou have a wonderful voico which otioht
to be cultivated. Y'ou should sing more." j
" Miss Rushton does not like singing. I
and I am paid to keop silent." . i
" lou have a scotch w it. rlcase to
promise not to hido yourself away, or run
from mo again."
" I cannot."
With easy grace ho stepped aside!
" Well, go. I thall lind you out wher
ever you are."
I almost had it in my heai t to hate Hugh
Kenedy for his cruel pursuit of me, yet,
oh, I lcarced to love him so. lie came
into my life when it was barren and cheer
less, and my heart grew around him until
1 felt that it would kill mo to go away.
Yet go I must. My aunt would never
forgive mo. She had higher aims for
Hugh. Hero was a prince for Cinderella,
but no godmo1....r. I hugged my mad
passion to my bosom, and lied faster and
faster from Hugh. One night my aunt's
bed curtams caught on fire, and in rescuing
her I burned my hands and face terribly.
She was wheeled out on tliOjJlerrace and
Dark extinguished the flames.
When I came to, Hugh was Holding me
in ins arms, pitying my poor scan en
hands, and kissing them passionately.
I rushed from him and hid in my own
room, with my great joy anu my great
sorrow, thinking oniy mat uugti nan
kissed me, and that I must leave him for
Oh. if I coulil have llung mv arms
around poor maminv, and cried myselt
Hiu'li was in tho corridor the next
morning when I came down towards my
Anes, darling, you snail hear mc!
Agnes, I love you truly, as God is my
judge. I mean right by you, my girl.
Will you listen to luef
Oh, Hugh, I cannot! Let mc go let
mo go, if you pity me!"
"Airnes. first answer mo. I am an hon
orable man. I claim tho right to bo heard.
Uo you love me?"
Ho was crushing my nana in ins. ins
breath came in quick gasps. Should I
throw away my only chance of Heaven ?
But my promise
Xou shall not go: i-o you love mu,
Agnes? Why torturo me?"
Yes, yes I love you, Hugh! Let me
One nassionate eiuui'.ioe, anil I ueti to
my aunt s room.
' You have come, Agnes, to hear me
ilmnk vnu airain for saving my life, lint
von did me no service."
J . . . T . ...11
Uh, no, no: 1 cauio iu leu uu, aunt,
that I must go away to ask a release
Is it Hugh? If ho has proven dis
honorable I shall disinherit him."
" It is not that only I must go away."
" And what if I will not?"
" Oh, Aunt, you cannot bo so cruel."
She took my hand in hers -still cold
" You love Hugh, Agnes. Well, you
shall go home to-morrow, if you wish it.
Leave mo now."
Hugh had an interview with aunt, and
wrote0 the result by the hand of Stevens:
My only love : I have nothing to offer
you now but my life my undivided heart.
We can be happy in each other's love, for
vou must and shall be mine.
This letter I wore on my hearty My
aunt's solicitor came that night. Wo all
knew the will was being changed. Hugh
had offended the hard, cold woman by
loving an Aubrey.
Tleir. nhrht mv aui.t died suddenly of
paralysis. I cannot toll how it shocked
run. Slovens and I dressed her in a white
satin bridal dress which hud been folded
away for thirty years. This stroke was a
retribution for a-suming to bo what she
was not, ns she had ni.rcr been a paralytic.
She was to be married in a lorlnigiu to a
man sho loved passionately. Ho forbade
her dancing. Sho went to a hustings ball,
ind while waltzing received the intelli
gence that he had shot himself. She took
vow never to stand on her feet again and
she never had. Stevens told me this. She
made me her heir, and I married Hugh
and gave it back to him.
Tllli YKAII'M TWBI.rK I.KSSONH.
Jiumary, worn .m-l uray,
Like an old iiiirnulby Hie rt'jy ,
Wnlclies Ihe snow, anil shivering sighs
As die wihl curlew roim-1 htm flies;
Or, hml'llcd miilernealh a thoin,
Sits pray in; lor die lingerii.g morn.
rehiuary. bluff ainlcoM.
O'er luriows striding seoins the cultl,
Ami with his horses two abie.iM,
Makes the keen plow ilo his UeheH.
llonsh MsiTh comes blustering down the roa I,
Inhiswralhy band the oxen goad;
Or, Willi a rough an 1 angry haste,
S.aitlei s the seeds o'er the dark weste.
April, a olii d, half te ns, half f miles
Tit I'u I i of Mile playful wile6;
And laughing, 'ncalh her rainbow hood,
Seeks the wild violets in the wood.
.May, the lu ig.it nuiden, singing goes,
To wlicictho snowy hawthorn blows,
Wati'.hing tho lambs leap in the delle,
l.isln'mg die simple village belli.
.June, with the raowcr'o scarlet fiee,
.Moves o'er the elovcr Held npaee,
And fai-l his eiesi ent seylhe sweeps on
O'er spols lioin whenec the laik has flown
hdy, Hie farmer, happy fellow,
l.aujihs lo sec the corn grow yellow;
The heavy grain lie tosses up
Prom his right hand as from n cup.
August, the reaper, cleaves his way,
'1 hreugh golden waves at break of day;
Or on his wagon, piled Willi corn,
Al sunset home is proudly borne.
scptuirtljcr, wilh his biayinghound,
l.eips fence and pale at every bound,
And casts into the wind in scorn
Al) cares and dangers from his horn.
Or toiler comes, a woodman old,
I'eiiced wilh tough leather from the cold;
Hound swings his sturdy ax, and lol
A llr branch falls atevery blow.
.November cowers before the flame,
lllear crone, forgetting her own name I
Watches Ilio bliiesmoko curling rise,
And broods upon old memories.
Ilc;-eu.bcr, fal and rosy, strides,
llis old heart warm, well clothed hi.ssidcs,
With kindly word lor young and old,
The cheerier for Hie bracing cold,
Laughing a wclcomo, open Uings
His doors, and as he goes ho sings.
How Fulton Stole Hie Steamboat.
In January, 1760, an ox-tcam started
from Hebron, Conn., to go to Orford, N.
II. Col. Isaac Morev was the driver and
his wife with her babe in her arms, and
several children, rode upon tlm sled. It
must have been a terrible journey of two
hundred miles in the dead winter, and for
the last sixty miles with no path, only the
" blazed Irees " to mark the course, if the
tunes wore hard, inoso sturdy men
knew the right way out, and from that
desperate Connecticut planting in tho wil-
leriiess, that gavo us Dartmouth, have
iprung some of the strongest names of the
Killing on the sled, or trudging m me
I rack behind, was ihe little boy, Samuel,
live years of age, who, thirty years later,
alone and unheeded, was to revolutionize
the world. As ho grew lo manhood, ho
strangely enough turned his attention to
luicliiinfsm and chemistry, and from 1785
to 1820, his investigations upon light, heat,
steam, etc.. wero original nnu important.
Morey to perfect. Whether all aro pro-1
pared to accept this as proved or not, n
certainly is so far established that somo
scientific society with means and tho right j
men at its disposal ought to make an ex-1
hatistivc examination ot tho matter uelore
it is too late.
Though evidently a little slack in some
of his religious practices, Capt. Morey
seems to have been a man well worthy of
his great work. Ho is described as " a
size larger than Daniel Webster,'" with a
face eminently expressive and command
ing. Various anecdotes are told to show
his hirge-hcartedness. At one time, after
a cold summer, when coi n was worm a
a bushel and the poor wero greatly suffer
ing, he sold for a dollar, bat only one
bushel to a single person at a time, and.
as the extremity increased, only a half
bushel. A speculator coming to buy all
he had, was threatened with tho dogs if
he did not leave at once. During this
pressure he told the collector of Orford to
come to him if any poor man could not
pay his taxes, and he would see that they
were settled. At another time, when a
man was to be hung at Haverhill, ho in
duced tho boys to stay at homo by games
and a lino supper, and they found it " a
great day. much better thon hanging."
In n word, Capt. Morey scorns to have
been ono of thoso rnro men whom we
meet at long intervals, and of whom the
little wo really know only sharpens the
desire to know more. Vroj. Vose, in Con
new the nor cm:w into the cheat in-
At twelve he began the world as train
boy on the Grand Trunk Railroad, of
Canada and Central Michigan. To ono
who has noted tho precocious self-possession,
tho flippant conversational powers
and the sharp financial dealings of the
young persons who for the most part
abound in it, it does not srcni a profession
for the cultivation of a spii it of quiet re
search, or the most thorough requirement
of the sciences and al ls, litit it is fair to
presume that Master Edison at this time
had no very comprehensive schemo of de
velopment prepared. It offered tho most
II Vsli 1:1 bin means of a livelihood. He went
into it with such a will that in course of
time bo became an employer of labor.
having four assistants under him for the
disnnsal of his wares. He is not averse to
tho humors of this part of his life.
" Were vou one of tho .kind of train
bov " ho has been asked, " who sells figs
111 boxes Wild OOUOIUS nan an mm iuivi.i
" If I recollect right." be replied with a
merry twinkle, " the bottom oi my boxes
were a good inch."
There exists a dagnei rcotype of atrain
boy of this epoch. It shows the future
celebrity as a chubby-faced fellow in a
glazed cap and muftl'jr, wilh papers under
his arm. The face has an expansive smile,
not to put too tine a point upon it, a grin.
Y'et there is something honest and a liltle
deprecating in it, instead of impudence.
Ilo was, as will be shown, an eccentricity
among train-boys, and was no doubt sen
sible o it. Ile'looks like a fellow whoso
"lazed cap a brnkcnian would tousle over
his eyes in passing while thinking a good
ilmil of him all tho same.
His neeuliaritv consisted in h
'Ha but Ihe ghost of a feel ng,
Tis but the ghost of a smile;
lione ie the true light revealing.
This but a shadow the while.
1 bus una II each rose tinted vis ion
Fade ns the leaves in die fall,
Leaving it may tic di rision
Casting a gleam o'er the pall.
Years glide along without numbei
Swift as a winil-di'ivcn wave,
Hiding away in Its slumber
Much we would snuggle lo save.
Taking the bloom from Iho roses,
Taking the down from the peach ;
Leaving the thorn fiom the posies,
Leaving the ashes of each .
11 1 inking die end of our dreaming,
hounding the sphere of on lite;
Tinting with shades of new meaning.
Harshness of pain or of slnle.
Waking our souls from delusion.
Chasing the shadows that throng ;
Pietcing the vale of illusion,
Uightiug full many a wrong.
Scaltciing tho false that would cluster
Ouly when fortune is fair;
Staining with ever more luster
Love that all danger would dale.
Testing the true from the failhlf ss,
Tearing the mask from deceit;
Leaving butfew that are scalhlcss
l-'cw hut how prcciousl v sweel !
JT anks then, each year Hint unvcilelh
Tenderness, courage, and truth;
And for tho rest- what availed! ?
Take them, ye ycais, W illi our youlli I
. K. II'., I'll Chamber Jnurim'.
How the King of the lri.s Livls.
Considerable) interest ha-t of late been
iroued in the L'te Inians in Colorado, and
i few facts about their head chief, Ouray,
who is an exceptional Indian, and his
manner of life, will be interesting. Ouray
has had built for him at his place, about
A Slave Ownek's Sroitv. A corres
pondent of tho Little Kock, Ark., Gazette,
During slavery I owned ono of tho
meanest negro men in South Arkansas,
lie was known in the neighborhood as
Crow Sam. I used to thrash Sam about
ten miles from Iho Los Pinos agency, on i twice week. Steal! He'd steal from him
tho Unoomphgre river, by ihe govern-J self and then deny it. Well, when tho
mi nt, an adobe house, 30 by 40, lini.-lied j war came on he was one of the first to turn
in good slyle, with American fin niture j against me. He went into the army and
and carpets He has a farm of 3U0 acres ! served till the surrender After peace was
inclosed and over CO acres under cull iva-1 made I moved over Into nn adjoining
tinn, in liny, vegetables, and grain, The county and went to work, trying to repair
work is done by Indians and Mexican re-1 my broken fortune. Ono day a negro that
tainers. Ilis wife takes an active interest I had working for me knocked down one
iu the farm work and dues her full share j of my horses, which so enraged mo that I
of the out-door labor. Ho has a heal of; struck him several times with my cane,
two hundred horses and mules, some of Ho went away and returned with a constn
lliem being very lino animals ; in addition ; ble, w ho summoned me to appear the next
to the horse stock he has somo cattle and j day before a magistrate. Officers were
several bands of sheep and goals. His not quite as numerous then as now, and
buildings aro quite extensive, consisting j the magistrate's office was several miles
of a largo store-house, four dwellings, away. Well, when I got there who
stables, corrals, granaries, etc. He has a should I see before mo on the bench but
line family carriage, one of the best that . vH Crow Sam. He had grown very stout
could bo purchased, a present from Gov- j and pompous, and had on an enormous pair
crnor Edward McCook, which, with a of spectacles. When eveiything had been
stylish team and Mexican driver, makes a made ready, court was opened, and old
conspicuous turn-out. The farm operations ! Sam giviug me a searching look, remark-
mid i usliiess enterprise!) of Ouiay have
been very successful, and prove him to be
a shrewd business man. It is the opinion
of all who know anything about him, that
l.o .!otl.-o t ...!,,t ,.t;,.,.lo ll.o hot, il,: .,d
.... ,,,.-,,,3 ... 1 1
life of tlie whites, and cut loose from In-
" Tears that I ve seed you afore."
" Look here. S un," I said. " I don't
like to bo mixed up this way. Try to set
tle this affair without malice."
De law is gwine to hah its direck course,"
dian customs, but the innate love and pow- said Sam. " filings hah kinder changed
or and prominence makes him cling to his senee wo were in business together, but
in having es-
i.,l,lilii.il in turn, in the dismal smoking-
Yarious papers of his scattered through st.t.ijon 0f a springless old baggage car
the first three volumes of Sillinian's Jour- j djiti, scvvcd him as headquarters for his
nal, attest his ability ; and these, and the j ,)a,K.rs and vegetable ivory, two indus
invention. among other things of a heat- ..:, i;,an known to train-boys in general.
ing apparatus one of tho first sloves in j jje su,-Vounded himself with a quantity of
tho country and a rotary steam engine, tmtlICT j some retort stands, made in
brought him to the favorable notice of the I ,ln nljroai shops for papers, procured a
I,... cilll n ..,,.1 illioi- uoiont i fir. men if ! o T.i : .... I,.., ;, Annln.la "
I'llll'l iiuiii.iii kuii uiu,i : COPV OI JrreseillOS Uiiiiunno nmijo.
I'acti for the Curinis,
my aunt, I saw that ho was a handsome
J r .i.i ..WW nein. blank hair, and
thoughtful, gray eyes-magneiio eyes,
whosTo glances troubled mo for days, and
haunted my dreams.
One bright November day, while my
aunt was sleeping, 1 sat in the decayed
summer house, at my knitting, singing an
old Scotch song mammy had sung in bap
pier days. A shadow fell on my work.
Hu?h Kenedy stood before me.
The crevhounil runs by Iho eyesight
onlv. and this we observe as a fact. The
earrier-Digeon (lies his two hundred
fifty miles homeward by eyesight name
ly, from point to point ol objects which lie
has marked ; but this is only our conject
ure. The herco ilragon-lly, Willi twelve
thousand lenses In his eyes, darts from an
ode to angle with the rapidity of a ilash
fn" sword, and as rapidly darts back, not
mi ning in the air, but witli a clash revers
in" the action of his wings, ami instanta
neously calculating the distance of the ob-
iects, or ho would dash himself to pieces.
, r ! . f ,. .1
lint in Wliat eoniurmauun ui ino eyu noes
this exist? No ono can answer.
A cloud of ten thousand gnats dance tip
and down in the sun, the minutest interval
between them, yet no one knocks another
headlong upon the grass or breaks a leg
or wing, long and delicate as thev are.
Suddenly amid your admiration of this
matchless dance, a peculiarly nigii snntii
dercd, vicious gnat, with long, pendant
nose, darts out of tho rising and falling
cloud and settling on your check, inserls
a poisonous sting. What possesses the
little wretch to do this? Did he smell
your bloo l iu the mazy dance? No one
A carriage comes suddenly upon a flock
of ireese on a narrow road, anil drives
straight through the middle of them. A
gooso was never yet fairly run over, nor a
duck. They arc under the very wheels
and hoofs, and yet somehow they eontrivo
to flap and waddle safely off. Habitually
stupid, heavy and indolent, they aro never
theless equal to the emergency.
Whv docs the lonely woodpecker, when
bo descends his treo and goes to drink.
stop several times on his way, listen and
look round neiore no taaes ins tiraugiiir
No ono knows. How is it that tho species
of nnt, which is taken in battle by other
ants to be made slaves, should be black, or
negro ants? Noonoknows.
The power of judging of actual danger,
and the free mid easy boldness which re
sult from it, arc by no means uncommon.
Many birds seem io have a most correct
notion of a gun's range, and while scru
pulously careful to keep beyond it, confino
f.hnir caro to this caution, though tho most,
obvious resource would be to fly right
awav out of sight and hearing, which they
do not choose to do. And they sometimes
nnnear to make even an ostentatious use
of their nower. fairly putting their wits
and cleverness in antagonism to that of
man for the benefit of their fellows. VYe
Intel v read nn account, bv a naturalist in
Brazil, of nn expedition he mado to one
nf the islands of tho Amazon to shoot
snnonbills. ibisos and other of tho roiignifi
cent grallatorial birds which wero most
abundant there. His design was complete
ly baffled, however, by a wretched little
sand-piper, that preceded him, continually
iiiittrino- his tell-tftlo cry, which at oneo
aroused all the birds within hearing
Throughout the day did this individua
bird continno his seff-im posed duly of sen
tinel to others, effectually preventing the
approach of the fowler to tho game, and
yet managing to koep out of tho range of
While the boy Morey was playing up in
the wilderness, Watt was at work perfect
ing the steam-engine, and all the world
was trying to harness the new fuiind pow
er to tiie oar. Jouffrey, in France, in 1780,
worked a boat MO feet long by steam.
Five years later, lirauiah attached a rotary
engine to a propeller shaft. Eitch, in Phil
adelphia, in 1788, patented an appliance
which drove a boat eighty miles a day.
Hut these all failed; tho secret was yet to
be discovered. Morey now about twenty
live jeais of age, had heard something of
what the world was doing, and was trying
his hand a little himself. About 1890-93,
he took out several patents for steam ma
chinery, some of the models of which aro
(or were) in the possession of tho New
llamp.-liire Antiquarian Society. This was
before i'ulton had ever thought of ilio
matter at till. He told his neighbors that
some day they would ride on tho water in a
boat propelled by steam. While they wero
jeering at him, he was slowly working out
his idea-: and one Sunday, while the peo-
,,i ulc were at church where they could not
laugh in case ol laliure, lie, in company
witli the boy John Mann, started his
clunisv engine. Rev. Cvrns Mann, who
is vouched for as a man of education and
strict integrity, and who as a boy of seven
or ci"ht years himself witnessed this wen-
erftil tril) of Captain Morey anil Ins
brother, thus w rites to the lloston Hceordt.r
The fu st steam-boat ever seen on Amer
ican waters was invented by Capt. Samuel
Morev of Orford, N. II. 'I he astonishing
sHit of this man ascending Connecticut
river, between this place and Fairlee, in
liltlo boat just largo enough to contain
himself and the rude macuinery connected
wilh ihe steam boiler, was witnessed by
tho writer in his boyhood, anil by otliero
who vet survive, lilts was as early as
179o, or earlier, and before Fulton's name
bad over been mentioned in connection
with steam navigation.
So far as is known, this is ilia first ap
plication, upon correct principles, of the
side paddle-wheel to the steam boat. En-
..1 ....,,K..l,!,r 1,, lVnfoti,!. Millim.m.
L-Ulll ii;ii-u piuunui, - .v
Cant. Morev went to New York, exhibited
bis invention anil had several interviews
with Fulton and Livingston. His paddle
wheels wero placed near tho luw of tho
boat, and he was told if ho would
perfect an arrangement for placing
them at the sides, thev would give him
100,000 for it, Ho went homo, and after
more study, labor, '-.and expense, allied uy
i s brother Israel in tno mecnanicai worn
lie succeeded ill the endeavor. I'ulton was
so much interested lliat ho visited Orford
mil the plan and work were politely
shown to him. This seems to have been
ill ho wanted, and when Morey finally ap
beared in iNew ioik wan ms coiiipicicu
boat, which ho propelled at the rate o
four miles an hour, he was " treated with
real coldness and neglect, and no Inula
intercourse wilh him was desired." 11
himself pithily expressed it: "'1110 cusse
had stolen mv invention! " According to
Rev. ISIr. Mann, " A gentleman oi unim
peacbablo veracity, who was wilh Mor
in the last years and thus of his life, as
serts that ho most bitterly criminated Ful
ton for his ill treatment in secretly depriv
ing him of his sacred rights and pnvi
licsiilos tho investigations of the brolli
ers Mann before alluded to, who were liv
ino- ovo-witnesses. tho matter lias been
oarcfrillv examined by J. I!. Richardson
ICsri.. of Uoston; uy Aiavor uiai-K juison
of Worcester, in his address before the
Sons of Vermont of Worcester, 1874; and
by I'rof. Win. A. Moivry of Providence
in No. 1 of the iScw Hampshire Antioti
rian Society's collections, 1871. From iho
last two the facts of this paper have been
olittt ned. Theso five gentlemen educated
critical men, eminent in their professions,
ono teacher, two clergymen, two lawyers
all ugroe in the conclusion that Capt.
Samuel Morey was iho originator of tho
finally successful principle of the steam
boat, and that Fulton deliberately stole tho
invention that he had himself employed
and, whilo tho car bumped along, con-
ilneieil ihe experiments ot n chemist, isy
lionirinir about the office of the Detroit
;,.- Press, in snare hours, ho had acquir
cd an idea of printing. At a lavoratiie
iii,i.innitv ho purchased from tho office
i . i , ' i . . c ..i.i ,i t
three hundred pouuus ui oi.i i,,,,, , ......
ie laboratoiv a priming oiucc was aiiiieu.
It seems lo have been by a peculiar,
ood-natured, banging-around process oi
his own, with his oyes extremely witie
open and suro of what they wanted to see,
that bis practical information on so many
useful subjects was obtained. Ho learned
something of mechanics and Ilio practical
mastery ol a locomotive in uiu lamumi
shops, and acquired an idea of the powers
of electricity irom iciegiapn uF.aiu,.
With this printing office lie published a
i,)el ihe Urand lrunii, ucraui. u was
weekly, twelve by sixteen inches, and
was noticed by tno i.oniion tmts, iu wuie.n
a copv had been shown by a traveler, us
ihe only journal in tho world printed on a
J .r. !.. 'Pi... ,..;.,n iv-oe fnlrnn
ivov ir;i ii. iiu nn nv.iv.i
i, ilii. niiist. primitive of all means, that of
......oimr ibn fbeeis upon the type witli the
hands, and were on but ono sidu ot the
iner. Ia'iragomen anil oraKciuen cou-
iribidcd the ltleraiv contents. In 18b-',
dtirin" the Wattle of Pittsburgh Landing,
the enterprising manager conceived tno
idea of telegraphing on the headlines of
his exciting news and having them pasted
n bulletin boards at the small couuiiy
station. I lie resun w as a juomaoiv .e..-
nd ihe first awakening oi interest
on his side in the art ol telegraphing, m
which he was destined to play suen aie
markablc part. .
During this time no continued ins aw
ivj. with unabaled industry. His train
..e,.;,l him into Detroit, where there were
"'.i i.,n-na i. Iiinl never enioved bcforo.
An indication of his thirst for knowledge,
of a naive ignoring of enormous diilicul
ties and of the completeness with which
the shaping ol Ins career was in msuv..i
hands, is found in a project formed by lum
b tbo whole public library.
ll.o,... ,va no one to ten inui linn, un
1,111,1,111 know edsro may lie loiinu in a cei
tain moderate number of volumes, nor to
,..e.f nt in Mm approximately wnat nicy
aro. Each book was in his view a distinct
part of the great domain, and ho meant to
! r .. I ...til, ilw, alnl
lose nono oi it. no ucgau "
treatises of a dusty lower shelf and actu
ally read, in the accomplishment of his
heroic purpose, hltcen Icet in a lino, jjo
omitted no book and skipped noimng in
iho book. The list contained among oyieis
Newton's " I'rincipia," Uro's scientific
dictionaries, and Burton's "Anatomy ol
Melancholy." Ii. Jl. Uisiiop, in sxtiuiki
FOR l.OVU'S .SAKE ONLY.
BV KLI7.AHF.TU IIAllllKTT BHOWNINO.
II iliou mast love inc. let it be I'm- naught,
Kxcept for love's sake only. lo not say
" I love her for her smile her took her way
Of si eaking gently for a trick of thouslit
That falls in well wilh mine, and cerles brought
A sense of pleasant case on such a day."
For these things In themselves, lieloved, may
He changed or change forth e-aml love so wrought
May be unwroughl so. Ni itlicr love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my checks dry
Some one might well forget to weep who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love theiehy.
llul love me for love's sake, tliatcvermore,
Thou ma'st love on lliroii.'h love's eternity.
A Wasted Like. I have seen a moth
er's grief for the loss of an only child, cut
down like a beautiful flower which was
unfolding new beaulv every day a .pass-
innatn oricf at the untimely taking off of
her darling; father so bowed down witli
anguish that ho was ready, like Job to ex
chdm, " My atlliction is greater than I can
bear." when a son a young man of great
... L i r ... ,.r
promise, and tlie support anu comioi i, oi
his declining years, had been taken away;
loved ones consigned to the grave, leaving
the weeping friends stricken dumb by
their bereavement. Disease in some of ils
worst forms, and most dreadful effects all
these have I seen but never have I been so
moved, never has all the sympathy of my
heart been so stirred as by tho spectacle of
a face and the sound of a voice whose own
er had wasted his energies and had allow
ed the golden moments of his youth to
pass unimproved. His early years gave
promise of future usefulness, and distinc
tion in almost any calling to which his
youthful anilbition might lead him, and at
last when it was too late we hear him
igh, " A wasted life!" 1 looked into that
face and saw tho wrinkles stamped thero
by the hand of time, who had not neglect
ed his duty. The face had once been noblo
and intellectual; the eyes still contained
some of tho lire and glow of youth. Tho
wrinkled brow contracted painfully, and I
noticed tho palsied hands grow tremulous
with excitement, while his lips quivered
and his eyes swam in tears as he sorrow
fully dwelt on his past life. I was com
pelled to silence, because no words of
mine could comfort him. He turned his
face heavenward; perhaps he saw visions
of his youth of a time when he might
have broken away from every temptation ;
when his mind like the young tree under
whose sheltering branches we wero sit
ting was tender and pliant. Perhaps he
saw in the dark clouds above us visions of
God's wrath for tho misspent days, lost
without a sigh. Surely ho had not obeyed
the injunction of tho wise, " Whatsoever
thy hand findoth to do, do with all thy
might; for there is no work, nor device,
nor knowledgo not wisdom in the grave,
whither thou goest." Perhaps this thought
made his reflections bitter. Ilis was a
giant intellect, but he had allowed it to
grew feeble and rust through inactivity,
ft was too late now; already now the
weight of yean hung heavily upon him;
the elasticity of youth had departed from
his step. For all the use ho had made of
that heaven presented gift tho immortal
mind-the brain of an idiot would have
answered as well ;a dwarfed stature as well
as tho tall and handsomely formed frame.
What words of comfort could have been
offered to ono who had thus spent Ins
life? It would scorn like mockery to oiler
mv. Here was a literal lullillment ol the
text, " Every man slum bear his own Pin
leadership or chieftainship with a tena
cious grasp. During the council it was
observed by General Hatch that Ouray
was born leader, and exhibited diplomatic
talents of a high order in managing bis
unruly subjects and dealing with every
point and question advanced by the com
mission. Ilis age is about forty-live, and
he has but one wife and child.
de principles of de nigger haven't revolved.
Dis nigger is as big a rascal as I used to
be, so Mars John, I discharge you, fling
ing do black rascal in de cost."
The Landi.okd's Eititoit. A few days
ago, during one of his rounds through his
palatial hotel, the landlord of the Palmer
house entered a room suddenly and discov
ered a window-washer leisurely engaged
in reading a newspaper. Being very
active himself, he has no use for a lazy
man or one who slights his work. He
dischaiged the washer on the spot, and
id cany louir i , , ... .. , . . f "i,. ,.
1 I .. It Ii. . 151 i. 1 cm . !,, f oiiieieii mill lij j;ei iu mu eiiiiu iui 1119 f.'J
. . , ' " J .,' . The man obeyed, got his money, went to
chicken Now there ,s no objection to , . Qn - fl d hinJ.
the few ilself. but tl.ero is to the shape in . Sunc1 ' 1 sllil, papked'y up his
llir.,1 ,.iii.krn ' it seems im if llin hnlipst ' ' .
A Lunch i on TitAVEi.ixii. A writer in
the liural Xcio Yorktr says: " I l.ave
noticed when traveling on the cars that
many of the passengers who carry their
need not be carried. I was once obliged
to occupy a seat on the cars with a stran
ger, who entertained mo for half an hour
bv gnawing tho wings and iegs of a fowl.
Al the sumo time another person who sat
directly opposite was engaged in the like
occupation. If tho chicken be prepared
according to the accompanying recipe,
travelers need not bo aware of the nature
of each other's luncheon : Cut up a young
fowl and put it in a kettle, with one coffee-1
cupful uf cold water. Sprinkle witli salt'
and popper, and cover closely. When
tender, pick tho nie it off' the bones, and
chop into bus, the sizo of peas, pack in a i
quart I owl. Thicken with flour tho little !
juice that remains iu the kettle, and pour
duds, and descended to the servants'
lo take leavu of his former
associates. About this tune the landlord
entered, but didn't recognize his quondam
employee in his store clothes.
" Here, my man, you look as though
thero was good work in you; do you
want a job? '
The ex-washer, somewhat surprised, ad
mitted that he stood in need of one.
" Can you wash windows?"
The man allowed that he could.
" Well," said Mr. Palmer, " I've just
discharged a man who has been doing
that sort of work. I paid him only twenty
dollars a month, but if you take the place
and go right to work 1 II pay you twenty
The proposition was quietly accepted,
and in half an hour tho discharged em-
...... I ill .. . 1 .. . .. ...i.:i ..
over me c. ickcii. r in a , i.iio u, n, m.e . w.lg scrill)bino. aW;iy in ,llc &;lme
warm, and a heavy weight on the plate. ' , j room
It is neccscary to cook tho fowl in but i 1 '
little water, otherwise it will not jelly. It
I.. I,..0l ,.! I nnl ,-,.au,wl el,i,.l.-n nniil 111.. ENGLISH VS.
dav after it is made. Plaeo thin layers ofj !otl' !llc 'lirk r'a' 1
it between linn slices ot uread, and press
firmly together. To bo eaten without sep
arating, like sandwiches.
Tun Universal Woiiuy Tilings are
pretty well balanced in this world so far
as taking comfort goes, and I begin to
believe that, high bred and low, all have
their tribulations. F'ishes are hooked,
worms are trodden on, birds are fired at.
Worry is everywhere Poor men's wives
worry because tho bread won't rise, or 1 Im
stove won't draw, or tho clothesline
breaks, or the milk burnt, or the pane of
glass is mended with putty, or they can't
afford to hire help. Rich men's wives
worry because the preserve dish is not the
latest pattern, or because somebody finds
out how a party dress is trimmed before
the party happens, or because some gran
doe's wife overlooks them, or because
their help sarses 'cm, breaks up tea sets,
spoils dinners, and cuts up sheets into
underclothing. Causes vary, but worry
averages about tho same. The scale of
nijle is different on different maps, but
places remain just so far apart, and so do
humanity and content. .Vrs. JUas.
Hume's PoWEIt AND ClIAKM AS AN
OuAToit. It is doubtful whether Cicero,
lliiiiinsthenes. or any ot tno lamous
orators of ancient or modern times ever
had a higher compliment paid them man
thai which an Iowa republican extended
... M,. Ulnini. When Illaino spokn in
i,.u Mninea in October. Mr. Ishmael Leo,
r,f Mitehellvillc. went up to hear the sen-
....... ..,,,1 nlnmml kniirlll. 1.00 is a llUltVllV
. ... 1 i :.. ..Va.. rtr. n tlmt side
mint man, aim is genius u.w
of the hill of lifo where the shadows are
longest. Tho crowd in Des Moines was
very large, and Ml. Lee found it difficult
to get a place near enough to hear the ro
nowned senator. While attempting to
mount a store box, Mr. Leo fell and broke
his arm. At this point Mr. Blaine began
speaking. Leo had a great admiration
for Blaine, and was determined to hear the
ir ii lonli nff a lesr as well as an
arm. So instead of hurrying off to find a
surgeon and get the broken arm dressed,
as anv student of Socrates in tho groves
of Athens would have done, Mr. Lee
mounted the box, stood there paneuuy
holding his broken limb for an hour and
a h ill. until Blaine had finished his speech,
and thon walked down to the doctor s
..ft! ,i hurl it. t. Tho Mitcuellvillo
V,,, I.,'!- lh alnrv. Iltld boaStS of it IIS n
2..n,.im,.n f i Im Htqlwart republicans of
Taking Things Easy. There is no
small art in taking tilings easy, so long as
we must stiller annoyances in tins brcatli
iinr world, saving as little as possible
about them and making no parade of our
martyrdom. If making a less and ren
dering every ono else about ns uncomfort
able in nny way abated the ills that flesh
and spirit are heir lo, thero would be some
sliht excuse for the lolly and selfishness ;
but since we eannot escape tribulations of
one kind or another, fretting only aggra
vates them. Either let us bo silent mid
endure, or take arms against our woes
and by contending end tl em. In general,
ho who makes no ado is supposed to have
no troubles of his own, or an organization
so inferior that it is not jarred out of tune
by the rough usage ol lortune; to make
tho very worst of every trouble, big or
little, from the fracture of a teacup to that
of a skull, is considered by many a proof
of great sensibility and depth ol character,
whilo he who pursues tho other course,
who endures reverses, slights, injuries,
pin-pricks of annoyance, agues of anxiety,
physical and mental neuralgias, without
reporting them to every passer, and howl
ing his grievances into the ears of every
listener, is often spoken of as liber too
coarse to feel acutely and suffer koenly.
" It is his temperament," wo are told, " Ilo
takes nothing to heart." Somo one, how
ever, witlily advises us, " Never tell your
misfortunes; nobody likes to have unfor
tunate friends;" but in spito of this warn
ing many seem to think that disaster itself
is a recommendation to favor; that thoy
deserve n bonus for serving as a target for
I fortune's arrow ; and thoy are not seldom
acutely jealous lost some oilier siionid do
deemed their superior in suffering. In the
meantime, every one has a welcome for
tlie person who has the good sense to take
things oasy. It is comfortable to bo able
to agonize over ones own trials, to " a
mind at leisure from itself." The person
who can go without her dinner and her
spring suit and not advertise tho fact; who
can lose her purse and keep her temper;
who inaKes light ol a Heavy weight, and
can wear a shoe that pinches wilhout any
one being tho wiser; who does not magni
fy the splinter in her Ungor lo a stick of
timber, nor Ilia mote in her neighbor's oyo
into a beam; who swallows her bitters
wilhout leaving the taste in other people's
mouths; who urn give up her own way
without giving up the ghost; who can
have a thorn in the flesh and yet. not prick
all her friends witli it such a one surely
carries a passport In o the good graces of
all mankind. Bauir.
IIumouist and Begg ai:. Those who
knew John Phoenix (Lieutenant Derby)
knew him as wo did, said a San Francisco
paper will be glad to read tho following
striking anecdote, so characteristic of his
noblo nature. All who know Derby will
remember that thero was nothing about
him or his humor resembling thoso sour,
discontented, practical jokers so naturally
and justly tabooed Horn society, uoou
nature and good fellowship ho over cher
ished; and beyond these, save in the way
of harmless mirth, ho never swerved. It
was not in him. His power of faco was
something wonderful, and this is sufficient
ly tistcd by the following anecdote:
" He was sitting one evening in the lolling
room of the old Oriental hotel, when a
little beggar girl eanio in, and with the
keen discernment of little people in gener
al, noticed his child-loving benevolent
countenance, and approached him, asking
alms. She was very young, inuoccnt-look-inc,
and had nono of tho juvenile whine
and persistency ot most young mendicants
whom one meets in me streets ami iue
halls of our public hotels.
Phoenix at once assumed a mournful
expression of face, and began to talk, as it
were, eon tidentiallv mid affectionately to
her. Ho told her that his father was long
since dead, and that ho was now leic entire
ly iihmo in the world; that he' was then
but a little boy, with nobody to look to,
and ofteu had not known where to sleep at
Tho little girl s blue eyes began to moist
en; the lolling guests, most of whom
knew Lieutenant Derby, gathered around ;
when what was their surprise to sco tile
poor, sympauietio oeggar-cium go cioso
up to him, and in a quiet, confidential way
take out of tlie inside pocket of her soiled
and tattered frock, all the money sho had
o-athered through tho day, and place it in
F. . : II ... l,..S lV.
HIS naml. it is ueeiness m o.iy m.n. ,m
tender hearted and courageous little donor
of her hard day's earnings had not only
her small, yet great benefaction restored,
but. went n'vav with great possessions,
educed from tho pockets of tho sympathet
I,ii:c Sloclc Journal contrast the exception
ally line quality of American cheese with
the comparatively poor quality of the
English make. We may note that an En
glish dairy farmer, in writing to his coun
ty paper of tho depressed condition of
English cheese, in comparison with Amer
ican, in the markets of Somersetshire,
" It seems to me that unless thero is
some stir and a great improvement made
in the general average make of our coun
ties' cheese we must give tin cheese mak
ing, and quietly hut surely allow the
American, who is over 3,000 miles distant,
lias a more difficult climate to contend
with, and tho extra cost of boxes and car
riage, to beat us out of our very boots.
Let dairy farmers only use their eyes, and
they will find this persevering Yankee op
ponent pushing his cheese into every little
shop both in our towns and villages, and
even hawking them to our door, whilst
wo are holding our cheese because he sells
a better rind cheaper article. At two fac
tors' stores in our neighborhood, where I
saw the other day a pile of American, I
was told, they were obliged to have them,
as every one was inquiring for them,
whilst my cheese, which I admit aro not
the best, although better than a good
many dairies, are not wanted."
Tongues. Nothing but the probocis of
an elephant compares in muscular flexi
bility with the tongue. It varies in length
and size in reptiles, birds and mamalia,
according to tin) peculiar organio circum
stances of each. A giraffe's tongue has
tho functions of lingers. It is hooked over
a high brunch, its strength being equal to
breaking off large, strong branches of
trees, from which tender leaves aro then
stripped. An ant-bear's tonguo is long
and round, lino a wnip lasn. ino annual
tears open dry, clay walls of nnt hills,
thrusts in its tonguo, which sweeps round
tlie apartments, and by its adhesive saliva
brings out a yard of ants at one swoop.
Tho'incchanism by which it is protruded
so far is both complicated nnd wonderful.
A do"'s tongue in lapping takes a form by
a mere act of volition, that cannot he im
itated by ingenious mochanism. The hu
man tongue in tho articulation of lan
guage, surpasses in variety of motion the
wildest luiuginaiion 01 a poet. ,veu in
swallowing food its office is so extraor
dinary that physiologists cannot explain
the phenomena of deglutition wilhout
employing several sciences.
Tub Passion op the American Sav
age roil Stealing. The passion of a
contemporaneous American savage for
stealing is irrepressible. In order to its
indulgence he will risk his life, and even
take large odds against it, almost any
time. 1 ho recent teat ot an Apacne
Indian in Arizona illustrates this. An
American had a ranche on which a herd
of four hundred line cattle belonging to a
fort near by, were nightly kept, ioso
curo them against the Apaches ho had
built a block' house and adjoining it a
court yard and corral, surrounded by an
adobe" wall. Several vain attempts had
been made by the Indians to citpturo tho
herd whilo grazing two or three miles
from the block house, hut the vigi
lant herdsmen had driven the cattle
into the corral beforo thoy could bo
stampeded. Ono stormy night, however,
a solitary Apache, unarmed and covered
only with a blanket, climbed over the
wall, crouched in a corner, and waited for
the day. Soon after dawn eight herds
men, mounted and armed to the teeth,
were ready to protect the cattle. As these
passed out of the gate, tho suvago sprang
up, vaulted on tho nearest horse, clutched
its niano witli ono hand, and waving his
rod blanket with the other, yelled like a
demon. Tho horso plunged into the midst
of the herd, which, greatly terrified, fled
pell-mell, and the Apache, throwing him
self on ono side of the rushing animal,
rapidly disappeared from view. Nothing
could have stopped the wildly speeding
cattle. The herdsmen fired at tho Indian,
bnt only wounded and killed somo of the
herd, about which two bands of Apaches,
darting about from opposite sides of tho
valley, soon closed and drove off irrocov
ably every hoof.
A Woman Who Has Degenerated.
A writer in the Art Journal bolieves that
American women are degenerating. Tho
woman who lives next door furnished a
sad example of this fact yesterday. She
got up at i o clocK, ana oum two nres.
hauled lour nous Ol coai irom tne ceuai
did the woek's washing for a family of six
before 6 o'clock, prepared the morning
meal, impartially licked three small chil
dren and got them ready for school, potted
several choice plants, set a black patch
into tho cupola of her husband's gray
pants, read four chapters of a Now YorK
Ledger continued story, visited a neighbor
and learned how to cut her new cloak in
the latest style, cooked a boiled dinner,
and chased a book agent out of the yard
with a broom all before 12 o'olock. The.
American woman is indoed degenerating.
' Rospect for women," says n French
writer, "requires us ne ver to doubt a word
she utters." And a o rusty old bachelor
says, " Self-respect requires ub never to
believe a word sua says."
Ail he could do, a Dorchester man
couldn't light the lamp, though he used
every tooth in bis wife's hair comb for
matches ; but there was an explosion next
morning, for which the kerosene was not