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MOXTPELIEIt, VT., WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1879.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21. 1879.
The Mother's Promise.
Mothers, weary with the toils of the
day, drooping with household cares, press
ed down by physical weakness, no wonder
the falling evening shades impart gome of
their gloom to your spirit as you strive to
review the day just closing. But let me
whisper, " be not weary in well doing.for,
in due season, you shall reap if you faint
This is your time of laborious seed
sowing; theso immortal gems, given you
to shape and polish bo exquisitoly, that
without blemish they shall fit into the
great building of eternity, adding to its
luster and enhancing its beauty, aro of
such priceless value, and require such un
wearied patience, that to none other than
:t mother did infinite wisdom dare to com
mit the work.
When weariod as to-night, and feeling
that the monotonous round of household
tasks, the confinement of tho little prat
tlers so fills your time as to shut you out
from all opportunity to labor for the
world around, and thus your life is pass
ing without accomplishing any good, stop
for one momont, and looking ovor the dif
ferent gifts, prophecy, tongues, etc.decide
for which you would exchange the gift
Surely it is as noble work to train these
pure spirits, so that from infancy to the
grave their influence shall be on the side
of -.'ight, as to win the vile, the outcast
back to God, that their last days may be
spent in eradicating tho poisonous soeds
they have scattered so widoly while in
tho service of sin.
Very true wo have to sacrifice many
intellectual pursuits, must remain away
from tho social moans of grace oftentimos,
and the tempter, seeking to sow the seeds
of discontent in our hearts, will piously
whisper of tho great loss wo sustain, of
our unnecessary watchfulness, and suggest
the transfer of our chargo to hirelings,
only that he may find opportunity to scat
ter taros on tho rich and well prepared
soil. Lot us keep in mind tho " mother's
promise." if I tuay so call it, " that we
shall reap in due time."
Who but a mother can sooth childhood's
grief, check tho too impulsive, encourage
the distrustful, decide tho petty disagree
ments, strengthen tho good, uproot the
evil, and amid all this, " pray without
ceasing, and in everything give thanks?''
Although at times we may become
somewhat discouraged, may feel our lalxjr
and self-sacrifice is unappreciated, that our
life-work is silent and unseen; yet let us
ever keep in mind there is One who sees
and sympathizes with us in every trial
and if He finds tis faithful will bestow a
reward beyond our largest conceptions
Wo have the promise of graco and
strength sufficient, and if wo content our
selves in doing tho will of our Father, not
increasing our burdens by devotion to
fashion and follv, we will even here find
it richly fulfilled. Let us be faWiful a
little longer; then as we come up to re
receive our reward, without one jewel
missing, wo shall begin to realize how
grand the noble work in which we have
been engaged. M. A. A.
A word of advice to newspapers is given
bv Rev. Washington Gladden in Sunday
Afternoon for May. He says: Not only
do our newspapers offend by the publica
tion of the vile details of great crimes, but
also by picking up and spreading abroad
little scandals, little unpleasantnesses in
society, little bits of gossip that no sensible
person wishes to know or would allow
himself to repent. Much of the space of
weekly papers and not a few dailies is
ilevoted to matters of this description.
Tho tittle-tattle of the neighborhood, that
is not only silly, but poisonous in the
extreme, is gathered and served up in as
appetizing a form as possible for the
entertainment of the whole community.
Domestic infelicities, with which the pub
lie has no business at all, afford matorial
for spicy items; business complications
are worse complicated by unauthorized
reports concerning them; little troubles
in the churches which thoso who have the
cure of their interests are doing their best
to compose are fanned into grave dissen
sions bv references to them in tho news
papers. Sometimes when the details of
these small scandals are not given, there
are little hints and innuendoes that servo
to put all the prurient and meddlesome
noses in tho community on the Bcent for
indecency or mischief. What excuse or
justification can there bo for the publica
tion of such items? Who is profited by
reading them? What interest of intelli
gence,"of morallity, of decency is promoted
by spreading abroad these miserable de
tails of gossip? The only reason for
printing them is that many people like to
read them; they make a sale for the
papers. Iiut the taste that craves them is
a vicious and degraded taste, and the
business of gratifying and stimulating
such a taste is bad business.
If it is disreputable for a man to go
about rinsrinff his neighbor's door bells
and reciting to them scandals by word of
A half century ago, a large part of the
people of the United States lived in bouses
unpainted, unplastered and utterlv devoid
of adornment. A well-led fire in the
yawning chasm of a huge chimney gave
partial warmth to ti single room, and it
was a common remark that the inmates
were roasting on one side while freezing
the other. In contrast, a majority of the
people of tho older states now live in
houses that are clapboarded, painted,
blinded and comfortably warmed. Then
the household furniture consisted of a few
plain chairs, a plain bible, a bedstead
made by the village carpenter. Carpets
there were none. To-dav. few are the
houses in city or country that do not con
tain a carpet ot some sort, while the aver
age laborer bv a week's work may earn
enough to enable him to repose at night
upon a spring bed.
Fifty years ago tho kitchen " dressers"
were set forth with a shining row of pew
ter plates. The farmer ate with a buck
handled knife and an iron or pewter spoon,
but the advancing civilization has sent the
plates and spoons to tho melting pot,
while the knives and forks havo given
place to nickel or silver plated cutlery.
In thoso days the utensils for cooking
were a dinner-pot, tea kettle, skillet, Dutch
oven and frying-pan ; to-day there is no
end of kitchen furniture.
The people of 1830 sat at evening in tho
glowing light of a pitch-knot fire, or read
their weekly newspapers by the flickering
light ot a "tallow dip; now, in city and
village, their apartments are bright with
the flame of the gas jet or the softer ra
diance of kerosene. Then, if the fire went
out upon the hearth, it was kindled by a
coal from a neighboring hearth.or by flint.
sloel ami tinder, i nose wno indulged in
pipes and cigars could light them only by
some hcarth-stouo ; to-day we light fires
and pipes by the dormant lire-works in tho
match-safe, at a cost of one-hundredth of a
In thoso days wo guessed the hour of
noon, or ascertained it by the creeping of
the sunlight up to tho " noon-mark "
drawn upon the floor; only tho well-to-do
could afford a clock. To-day who does
not carry a watch? And as for clocks,
you may purchaso them at wholesale, by
the cart-load, at sixty-two cents apiece.
Fifty years ago how many dwellings
were adorned with pictures? How many
are thero now that do not display a print,
engraving, chronio or lithograph? How
many pianos or parlor organs were there
then? Kecd organs were not invented till
1S10, and now they are in every village.
Somo who may read this article will re
member that in 1830 tho Bible, tho al
manac and the few text-books used in
school were almost tho only volumes of
the household. The dictionary was a vol
ume four inches square and an inch and a
half in thickness. In some of the country
villages a few public-spirited men had
gathered libraries containing from three
to five hundred volumes; in contrast, the
public libraries of tho present, containing
more than ten thousand volumes, have an
aggregate of ten millions, six hundred
and fifty thousaud volumes, not including
the Sunday school and private libraries of
the country. It is estimated that altogether
tho number of volumes accessible to the
public is not less than twenty millions!
Of Webster's and Worcester's diction
aries, it may bo said that enough have
been published to supply one to every
one hundred inhabitants of the United
States. C. C. Coffin, in May Atlantic.
" Pitoi-Fssoits." Some years ago the
word " professor " carried with it the idea
of a middle-aged or old man with a
learned look and spectacles, who was en
grossed in his studies and his work of
making tho world bettor than be found it,
in the walks of literature, science or art.
It is supposed that such professors still
exist somewhere. If they do exist, no
doubt they wince if any one terms them
professors. There is, perhaps, no more
abused word to-day in the English lan
guage than the word " professor." The
late billiard match was between Prof.
Piinohem and Prof. Pocketit. A recent
sparring exhibition was between Prof.
Mauling on the one side and Prof. Strike
out on the other. A walking contest has
just been arranged between Prof. Long-
stretch and Hot. (.jutukstepper. Mc
Laughlin, Detroit's wrestler, who shows
his sense by not claiming to be a profess
or, has thrown more professors than ever
Harvard or Yale turned out. If a man
rides a race horse nowadays he is a pro
fessor. Then wo have a continual run of
professors at our variety shows. It is a
jioor week if they do not have at least
three professors. Tho man with the tame
canaries is a professor. Prof. Flight, of
the trapeze, is a well known professor of
aerialism. It is a professor who puts the
trained dogs through their tricks. Pro
fessors of tho clog dance are too numer
ous to mention. The cheeky individual
who growls ventriloquism is a professor.
Taking it all in all thero is not a word in
our language that deserves such universal
pity as tho misapplied term " professor."
CHAH.iE op TimjriRHT TT. BKU.ADI2. fancied wrong way back in old Jerry's
Ai. FurDicuBDBoH. Mai Jd. lass. ', life. I was sure of it.
The Sabbath mora lUvnedbrlgbt and clear upon toe' Do you get on well? What have you
third of May. i learned ?
Aa underneath HI Marr'a nelvbta tne corps ol Sedge- Well. YOU see it's Ulighty hard work, I
WiC.Ui; , .t ,,, bKIia.. nnn. t.tif
Thouxh on the top and at the foot were boati of hostile
The thunder of the rebel gum the aolemn atillueai
And echo answered echo back, aa one bj- one awoke;
But aoon our rifled Parrotta spoke in tonee,we knew ao
And opened on the rebel hordes a refluent storm of
In qtiick response our well served jtuds tbeirdeadly
Which through the scarp and parapet of their en
But irrapeand shell and solid shot, though showered
forth like rain.
To drive the trreybacks from tbeir holes, proved Im
potent and vain.
Green Mountain boys" re heroes of a dozen bloody
Tho call ia now for men who dare to erale the dizzy
And see -advancing on the plain, their serried lines
Unbroken oy the storms of irrape an paralyzed by
The twenty-sixth New Jersey, then attached to our
Supported by the Seconds boys; a master stroke
Bat etrutriflinir through a miry boa; that stretched
across their way.
They broke In wild confusion and went hopelessly
Then came the Ionic tried Second op, and passed tbem
on the run ;
Vermont mitrht well be prond that day of every
With volley answered volley as they climbed the
And shouting forth tbeir battle cry, they drove the
Upon our right the " Light Brigade" dismay and
Far to the left our own brave Brooks bis troops
Each proudly emulous of each, were deeds of valor
And ou the crest laid down to rest St. Mary's heights
wwe won ;
All houor to the brave who fell nor she! their blood in
Who rested with us, but, alas ! no more to rise again;
By Kappahannock's storied stream their verJaut
graves were made.
Who, dying, shed new lustre on tho " Old Vermont
From the Wavcrly Magazine, Oct. 17,1843.
Tllli TWO 1.IUI1TS.
" When I'm a man," the stripling cries.
And strives the coming yearB to srau,
" Ah, then I shall be Btrnng and wise,
When I'm a man ! "
" When I was young," the old man Bighs,
" Bravely the lark and linnet sung
Their carol under sunny skies,
When I was youug."
" When I'm a man I Bhall be free
To guard the right, the truth uphold."
" When I was youug I bent uo knee
To power or gold."
" Then Bhall I satisfy my soul
Withyoudor prize, when I'm a mau."
' Too late I found how vain the goal
To which I ran ."
" When I'm a man these idle toys
Aside forever shall be flung."
" There was no pttiBon in my Joys
When I was young."
The boy'a bright dream is all before ,
The man's romance lies far behind.
Had we the present and no more,
1'ate were uukind.
But, brother, toiling in the night,
Still count yourself not all un blest
I f in the east there gleams a light,
Or in tbc west.
An Old Pupil.
Ilerr Krupp, the f.iinoiH m;iker of guns
and cannon, is a tall, tine looking oUI man
of remarkably commanding presence. He
has a beautiful home at Essen, und relates
how, as a youn: hard working man.
he fixed upon the site of tho present
house ns that of his future home if he
should succeed in his career; and how he
always used to delight as a boy, when he
got a holiday, to ascend the hill and look
down into the pleasant und peaceful valley
below. He has received almost every
order from tho hands of the emperor, and
has been ottered all manner of titles, but
he refuses them all content to live and die
as plain Ilerr Krupp. Tho following
anecdote is told concerning his marriage:
One day, being in tho theatre at Cologne,
he was struck by a ginisu lace in tne box
ana ree. t.nB io v. u " J opposite. He begged one of his friends,
mm u . .1 m"'" "2 K " J i who was acquainted with the family, to
nnnt them in a widely circulated newspa-; ... . .
Jr The story that a gentlewoman j introduce ...... Next day he was engaged
would not stoop to tell in good society, no and tue following week the marriage took
rn "lemon ought to print in his paper. J PlllC0- I he marriage concluded so hastily
Mcddlin and mischief-making is just ns! 1,118 Plowl a n,ost hal'ly
reprehensible in a reporter as in any other
tu r... onnK .i..(r .nLa
Uiail. 1 lie K.i'b Lin.b ouvu siuu luunca ins
jMcr sell is a poor justilication. And
until the managers of newspapers learn to
discriminate with a iittlo more care be
tween the news which the public has a
right to hear and the news which is simply
noisome or injurious scandal, the business
of journalism will suffer a sorious loss of
respect and of influence.
How TO Dktekmine the Quamtv ok
iSii.k. A writer in tho Hartford Couranl,
speaking of the various kinds of black
(.ilk. gives the following directions for de
tecting the spurious from tho genuine
article: "Take ten fibres of the filling in
any silk, and if on breaking they show a
feathery, dry, and lack-lustre condition,
discoloring the fingers in handling, you
may at onc e be sure of the presence of dye
mm, I nrtiticial weighting. Or take a small
portion of these fibres between the thumb
and forelingor and gently roll them over
and over and you will roaui.y ueieci iu
the one the gum, mineral, soap and othor
;..,...iti..niB unit thn nhsence of them in
the other. A simple but eneetive tesi oi noi saturated solution oi acuui, mm tun.
purity is to burn a small quantity of thej paint it with a decoction of one part cam
fibers; pure silk will instantly crisp leav- peachy wood in eleven parts wafer. This
In" only a pure charcoal; heavily dyed silk) decoction should be first filtered and slow
will smolder, leaving a yellow, greasy j ly boiled down to one-half its volume,
ash. If, on tho contrary, you can never, when ten or fifteen drops of neutral
h..,.,n .. v,,,lr thn tun strands and tincture of indigo should be added for
they are of a natural lustre and brilliancy, 1 every quart it contains. After the appli
and fail to discolor the fingers at point of cation of this solution, the wood should be
contact, you may be well assured that rubbed with n saturated solution of verdi
you have a pure silk, that is lionest in its gris in acetic acid until the desired tint is
mnke, durable in its wear." ooimuou
A IIeatiiex Ceuemonv. Ah Quy
(Chinese for Alice, the angel,) begin to
get married ten days ago to Charles Jam
ison, an Englishman. It is tho first mar
riage according to Chinese rites that has
ever been colebrated on this continent.
The ceremony is seven days long. On tho
morning of the first day the groom re
ceived the monev contributions of 111
friends, and with tho money hired tho
Chinoso restaurant and its kitchen for the
dav. The 1 U iruests nrnved before noon
and sat at the table. The bride then made
her appearance. Sho held a large fan Iks
fore her face completely screening it. She
passed before the 111 guests and eourte
sied slowlv three times before every one,
or 333 times. Proverbs were recited by
all tho guests. After the guests had been
couitesied to, tea wns drank. The conclu
sion of the ceremony will be heard of in
Oak may be so dyed as to resemble
ebony. Soak it for forty-eight hours id a
How many scholars havo you?
Sixty-scben, when dey's all
dare's only 'bout fifty to-day.
Down yere s do youngest, pointing to a
little four years old", atdeep under the slove
and back tlar is do oldest nigh on to
sixty-three, I reckon.
We followed the direction of her cane,
which pointed with a flourish, indicating
somo pride, to the rear scat, where sat an
aged man, entirely engrossed with books
his whitened wooly head resting on his
great black hand.
Jess yer go down and seo de old man.
He's mighty glad to get a 'couraging
word. Tears like when folks get stiff in
dere knees dey get stiff in dere heads, and
it's mighty hard learning old folks.
I gathered my skirts closely tho place
was not over clean and went down the
aislo to where this Georgian school boy
sat quite alone. He raised bis he;nl, push
ed an immense pair of spectacles up into
his wool, antl asKeu me very politely to ue
seated beside him.
What aro you doing here with the litllo
school children, uncle? I asked him.
1's learning to read tho good book, mis
sis. 1 s a schooly boy mysell, and he
I never saw a school boy ot your age
I reckon not; I 'spects l's do oldest
sehoool boy in all dis country, but yer seo
missis, it war de Lord s will dat 1 should
wait till my head grew white fore I got
de chance to go to school.
How old are you?
sixty-tree, coming June. Jess you
look around vere, misses, livery chile In
dis room am the chile of a slave. Hut I
war a slave myself I war fifty year
another man s so I nebbor learned to
read de good book, though I war nllus
looking for'ard to it as sartin ns I looked
for de kingdom of glory.
How long have you been in school?
Only five months, missis. Yer see it
says in my copy book, Neber too ole to
learn. White lady from de hotel 'splain
ed dat to me one day. I alius take cour
age from dat ar, when I gets a fjgluin'
and a struglin' wid de readin' and wrilin'.
Did vou never learn anything till you
Nobber ; I nebber had no time when I
b'long to Mas'r Dick, I war alius a work-
in. When I warn't a workin in de cot
ton field, I war workin' in de Lord's field ;
I war de preacher, and dar war no 'pertu
nity to learn to read in those days. But
one day Mar's Linkum he say, we'es all
free! ISress olo Mas'r Linkum's hebbenly
faco! Dey had mighty 'spect for Mas'r
Linkum down here, and nobody said it
warn't de truf. Mas'r Dick says: Yer
better stay by me, Jerrv. Antl Mas'r
Dick, he laugh, when I tell him now l's
goin' to read. So 1 went out to work on
do railroad after do war, a puttin down
dem rails de Yankees tore up, and when
dey's all down I run on de train, kase I
war mighty pore. I still kep on workin'
for de Lord and a trustin', but it war
twelve year 'fore I could lib in idleness no
how. l's all right now, missis, and do
rest dis nigger's life he 'spects to spend in
preachin' and learnin'.
The old man lowered his voice, bent
over closer to me and went on.
I'll a been here six years ago, but Mas'r
Dick he got into trouble, and just us I
saw my way clear to readin' de good book
ho say, Jerry, yor money'll keep yer ole
mas'r out de poor house, if yer 11 lend it
for a few days. Mas'r Dick was always
a good mas'r, and I gib it to him;
but he nebber see do time to pay it back,
he's so unluoky for sure it war dradful
dis pointment sure nuff ; but I done got
over dat, and go to work again, and yere
lam, bress de Lord I
Have vou a wife? I asked,
All the life went out of bis face, and he
hesitated, but suddenly, in a tone half de
fiant, half sad, but which precluded all
further questioning on that subject, he
No, l's no wife, no chile. Dar's a deb
bil in me, l's alius a fightin'. Dat ar deb-
bil would bab killed de man
found a mule to break, and I'd rather
work ail day in the field hoein1 and pick
in', if work dats 'sidored. But I gets on
'mazin'. I nebber neglects de Lord's work
and I keeps preachin' de truf; but I reck
on I'll sound de gospel better when I can
read it, and 1 say to myself, 1 know et
bery word in de good book by right.
When I goes down de street wid my slate
dey call out to me from de cabin do's.
Ole man, yer'll nebber learn nothin'.
And de chtllen dey cry out. He d bettor go
in do cotton held, xer see, missis, nigger
is a heap more sassy and pert like dan in
de ole times. But for all dat, I ain't
Ibe noon recess nad come, and scnooi
was dismissed. Kato had a group of child
ren alxnit her. and I heard her ask :
Which of you ever saw snow?
There was no reply. Not a child bad
seen the tiniest Sake.
I reckon I knows what it's like, spoke
up a small boy. U s like cotton, a-blow-
in and a-blowin .
Go way, chile, broke in old Jerry, who
had caught his words. I ain't no clear
ideo myself what snow's like, but I de
clare to de truf it ain't like ootton a-blow
in' and a-blowin', kaso cotton's mighty
scarce whar de snow flies. I know dat
I know what it is like, chimed in the
oldest girl in the school. Miss Fabinn she
said, when 1 took home do clean clothes
to de hotel, dey look like snow. I 'spects
snow looks like de sheets and bosom
shirts, ilyin' in do air and hangin' on de
Day after day, during our short stay,
we went down to the school and tried to
bring order out of its chaos. But we cer
tainly did not reap while we sowed, if
any good came from it ever. Bright and
quick to learn, but all unused to disci
pline, the children were left to struggle
along with their good natural but un
taught teacher, to whom we were neces
sarily subordinate. The old man bent all
his energies to his tasks, but in live
month's schooling had never learned from
which hand to begin to write, and quite
as often wrote the last letter of his name
as the first. I found it almost impossible
to break him of a habit he had formed of
leaving the parts of all letters extending
below tho line, to be put on as finishing
touches when h is copy was otherwise
l'oor pupil! poor teacher! They did
the best they could, and none of us can do
more. Not for gold rould that Georgia
school boy's slate be bought, if it put an
entl to his learning.
One day he wearily pushed his books
aside, bent his white wooly head on his
clasped hands and said to me:
Oh, missis, it's mighty hard, inuhly
hard! If de good Lord sends do golden
chariot for me 'foro I learn to read 'twill
be till right and save mo a heap of trouble.
But my heart's set on readin' once for
myself do promises de blessed Lord
make to dem who lub and serve Him:
and I pray to be spared dat length ob
time. But oh, missis and he turned his
black face to me, radiant with hope and
trust up dar, dar'll bo no fifty year a
slave and a dozen year more, 'fore I begin
to get knowledge. Up dar de good Lord
won't say, Yer b'long to Mas'r Dick. He
will say," Yer b'long to mo. Up dar, dere
won t be a'ty longin' and longin' for to
read de good book, and a sittiu wid Iittlo
chillen when head gets white. No missis.
whateher I accomplish down yere, up in
hebben I start fair, miosis, I start fair.
Mas'r Linkum's in de blessed kingdom.
ind he'll see dat I start fair. Anil I hab
ile blessed promise of do Lord in all dis
heart, if I nebber read 'em in do good
His class was called on the floor. I saw
old Jerry for the last time beside a little
ten year old girl, tney iwo looKing over
the same book. The Iittlo one was stand
ing on bare tip-toe ; old Jerry bent low
his frosty head, so that their eyes were
brought nearly on a level over their rag
ged, blue-backed speller.
1 Peter was crucified in Rome, and, at
his own request, with his head downward.
2. Andrew was crucified by being
hound to a cross with cords, on which he
hung two days, exhorting the people till
3. St. James tho Great was beheaded
by order of Herod at Jerusalem.
" i. St. James tho Less was thrown
from a high pinnaelo, then stoned, and
finally killed with a fuller's club.
5. St. Philip was bound and hanged
against a pillar.
6. St. Bartholomew was flayed to death
by command of a barbarous king.
7. St. Matthew was killod with a hal
berd. 8. St. Thomas, whilo at prayer, was
shot with a shower of lance, and after
ward run through tho body with a lance.
9. St. Simon was crucified.
10. Thaddeus, or Judas, was cruelly
put to death.
11. St. Matthias tho manner of bis
death is somewhat doubtful; ono says
stoned ; then beheaded ; another says ho
12. Judas Iscrriot fell, and his bowels
13. St. John died a natural death.
11. St. Paul was beheaded by order of
The storv as told by a sophomore to his
little sister : Mary was the proprietress of
a diminutive, incipient sheep, whose outer
covering was ns devoid of color as con
gealed atmospheric vapor, and to all local
ities to which Mary perambulated her
young southdown was morally sure to
follow. It tagged her to the dispensary of
learning one diurnal section of timo.which
was contrary to all precedent, and excited
cachination of tho seminary attendants
whim they iierceivetl the presence of a
voting mutton at tho establishment of in
struction. Cotisotjuenlly.lhe preceptor ex
pelled him from the interior, but he con
tinued to remain in the immediate vicinity,
and continued in the neighborhood without
fretfulness until Mary once more became
visib!e. " What caused this specimen of
the genus ovis to bestow so much alieetion
on Alary P" the impetuous progeny vocif
erated. " Becauso Mary reciprocated 'die
wool-producer's esteem, you understand,"
the tutor answerd back.
H. M. S. Pin A poke. Writing of this
topic in Scribncr for May, Dr. Holland
We have had a lyric comedy i mining in
all the theaters of the country during the
last season " Her Majesty's Ship Pina
fore " which will illustrate a part of what
we mean. Since wo began to observe the
aters at all, nothing has bail such a run of
popularity as this. Young and old, rich
I and poor, have been amused by it, and
lUoltJ IS IIUL a .mil ii. Hum uexiuuiug
to end, that can wound any sensibility.
It is a piece of delicious absurdity all
through, and a man can epjoy two hours
of jollity In witnessing it, which will not
leave a stain upon him anywhere. It is
simply delightful, pure fun, and
The Old Minlslet's Dream. 1
There was some time ago, in England , 1
a dear old clergyman who had a beautiful !
rural church, very old and overgrown
with ivy. His daughter used to teach a I
class of boys in church long before there
was anything like our present Sunday
schools. Every one loved the dear old
minister, ho was so good and kind.
Sometimes he used to come into the church
before service time, and tell the different
classes stories. The children would
watch to see the old man coming, and
then some of them would run along the
shaded path that led to the church Krch
to meet him and take bis hand, and beg
him to come and tell Vicir class a story.
And the old man would pat them on the
head, and kiss the little ones, and say,
" Well, well! Let me see; whose turn is
Ono Sunday afternoon it came round to
his daughter's turn to have a story, and
when tho boys were all around him he
leaned his chin on his cane and told them
" One very warm afternoon, as I was
sitting in my study window, I heard you
children coming along to church, and I
fell asleep with your voices ringing in my
ear. I dreamed that I was in a boat, all
alone ; the wator was very rough and bois
terous, and the sky was angry and stormy,
and I was afraid I would go down. Sud
denly it seemed as if some angel took
hold of my boat, for in a few minutes I
found myself in perfectly still water. I
was in a coral grove; the wator was calm
and blue, and I could look far down into
the depths below, and see the poarl shells
down there on the reef. 1 saw children
playing upon tho shore; they were dressed
in white, and each ono bad a red sasb
around his waist and a silver cross around
bis neck. I heard a bell ringing in the
distance; and saw the children going into
church. ' What place is this?' I asked, as
the children enme flocking around my
boat on the sand. ' This is tho Island
Home of the Good Shepherd,' said a till
boy named Angelo. ' We are all under
the care of a dear teacher named Pastor.
Once we belonged to a wicked master,
but our Good Shepherd died to save us
from his power, anil Pastor teaches us all
about Heaven and sin and the life ever
lasting. Wo wear this blood-nd sash
becnuse the Good Shepherd shed His blood
for us. Wo wear this cross around our
necks, because it is a sign that we are II
faithful soldiers and servants. But here
come Pastor and Guide and Stephen, our
three teachers.' And I was welcomed by
them all, and went with them into the
church. Then after service they showed
me tho school room, and the garden where
the children worked, and 1 stayed with
them, ns it seemed to mo, many days.
" But I saw they were not all obedient
to Pastor, though Angelo, the oldest boy,
tried hard to set them a good example
saw three boys named Wayward and
Slothful and Timid, who pouted about the
work they had to do, and spoke cross
words to Angelo when he reproved them
" ' We don't want to work ; we wan't to
have a good time; what's the use in niinif-
ing such hard rules? Why can't we do
as we want?'
" 1 That's so,' said a voice from a boat
near by, for they were standing by a
curve in the shore. 'That's so; get in
my boat and we will go a-lishing; I am a
" ' No,' said a little girl named Bella,
'you haven't any sash, and you haven't
tiny cross, and Pastor told us never to
listen to any ono who tempted us to go
" 'Who cares for such things?' said the
fisherman. 'Jump in! Jump in!'
" ' aA us go,' replied Wayward, and he
and Slothful put Timid and litllo Bella in
the boat, and they pushed off.
" There was a lino, large, noble-looking
boy standing near them, named Courage.
When ho saw what was done he ran to
the boat house, whero there was a large
bell, and rang it violently with all his
might. This soon brought all the boys
' Bovs. cried Courage, who 11 go
with me after that villain of a fisherman?
He is u servant of our old master, the evil
one; see, no is iri' ntening tne cniiiiren
now. And as he said this they heard the
black fisherman laughing and shouting,
Now I have caught you! JNow 1 have
caught you!' Then ho rocked the boat so
wildly they nlmost fell in the water. After
this lie took off their silver crosses and
their red sashes and put them in his
But nono ot tne older Dovs were near
enough to go with Courage. Angelo and
Stephen were in the garden, and the little
boys were alraid to go. so courage very
quickly pushed out a boat for himself, and
rowed ns fast as ho could. In tho mean
time the little boys went on ringing tho
bell, and Pastor and the teachers came
running down to tho point. There they
saw Courage, all alone, chasing the fisher
man. But he rowed so hard that he did
not see that the fisherman changed the di
rection of his boat, to swamp him. Sud
denly there was a crash! Courage was
thrown backwards, the bout filled with
water and sank, and Courago was strug
gling alono in the water. The fisherman
rowed forward, laughing at Courage, and
calling out to bira to catch him. Way
ward and Timid and Slothful were tied in
the bottom of the boat, and though they
screamed for help it was all in vain.
" Take mo. Courage! Dear Courage,
take me! ' cried litllo Bella, and she jump
ed into tho water.
" Courage swam up to her and told her
to put her arms around his neck and hold
on to him. Then he began to swim back.
In the meantimo Stephen and Guide and
Angelo and the boatman pulled out in the
other boats, and rowed hard and fast to
retch Courage. But it was loo late! Ho
wis too much exhausted. He eavo out.
Ilo went under twice, and poor little Bella
fell oil', but was caught by -the nearest
boatman, while Courage sank for tho third
tinio in the water nnd was drowned.
"They found his body nnd brought it
ashore, and when they wore weeping
loudest, and the boat house boll was toll
ing. I sighed a long sigh, and found it
was onlv a dream.
" I hoard the church bell ring, and had
iust time to hurry into service. But I
couldn't forcret about the Island Home all
that day, and I kept thinking about dear,
bravo Courage all through my sermon.
' And now. boys," said tho old minis
ter, " your teacher will explain this story
Well, it isn't hard to do this.
Tho Christian church where we arc
taught the truth about our Savior is our
Island Home, and if we are trying to bo
Christians, then wo are lino tho children.
who had the silver crosses around their
Uemember that Satan is near you, to
tempt you into sin, as the fisherman
tempted Wayward. Uemember ho finds
mischief still for idle bands to do.
Therefore, be lion-like; bo nclivo; be
oourageous; lie strong in doing good; bo
strong in resisting temptation. Remem
ber that " tho wicked Bee when no man
pursneth, but the righteous nro bold as a
lion.'' Rev. Mr Newton's Wicket-Qate.
TUB PAI.A1K THE KIMi.
BY WILLIAM MITCHELL, EDINBUKOH .
-It's a boQQte, bonnic marl'
That we're livlu In tbe noo.
AU' annoy la the Ian
We often travel thriw;
But In vain we look for lomethluir
To which our beartl can cliutf.
For its beauty in as nothin
To tbe palace o' the Kui.
We like the R-ildcd simmer.
Wf its merry, merry tread.
An' we slirh when hoary winter
Lays its beauties wl' tbe dead:
For though bounie are the enaw-fiakea.
An' the down on winter'a wlntr.
It's flue to ken it daurna touch
The palace o' the Klna.
Then, aa-ain, I've Just been tbinkin'
That when a thing- here's sae brtcht,
The sua in a' its a-randeur,
An' the mune wi' qulverta' llcht,
Tbe ocean i' tbe etnimer.
Or tbe woodland i' the spring-.
What mann It be up yonner
I' the palace of the King?
It'a here we bae oor trials,
And it's here that He prepares
A' His chosen for the raiment
Which tbe ransomed sinner wears.
An' it's here that He wad bear us,
'Mid oor tribulations sinir,
" We'll trust oor Ood who rebrneth
I' the palace o' the King-"
Tbouirh His palace Is up yonner.
He has kinirdoma here below,
An, we are H la ambassadors
Wherever. we may &o;
We've a meaaaKe to deliver,
An' we've loat anea hame to brina:.
To be leal and loyal-hertet
1' the palace o' the King.
Ob ! it's honor heaped on honor
That His courtiersshould be U'on
Frae the wand'rin anes He died for,
1' this warl' of sin and pain.
An' it'a fu'est love an' service
That the Christian aye should brinv
To tbe feot o' Him who relirnetn
I' the palace o' the Kms-.
An' lat us trust Him better
Thau we've ever done afore.
For the Kinir will feed His servants
Frae His ever-bounteous store;
Lat us keop a closer grip o' Him,
For time ia on the winir.
An' sunc He'll come and tak' us
Tae tho palace o' tbe Kiuk.
Its iv'ry halls are bounie.
Upon which the rainbows shine.
An' its F.don bow'rs are trellised
An the pearly iratesof Heaven
Do a Klorious radiance ftinir
On tho starry door that shimmers
1' tho palace o' tbe King-.
Nae nicht shall be in Heaven,
An' use dcsolatin' sea,
Anl naetyrant hoofs shall trample
I' the city o' the free;
There's an cverlastin' dayliKht,
Au' a never-fadin' spring.
Where the Lamb is a' the glory,
I' the palace of the King.
We see our frlen's await us
Ower yonner at His gate;
Then let us a' be ready,
For ye ken it's gettin' late;
Lat our lamps be brichtly burnin';
Lat's raise our voice and sing,
Svne we'll meet to part no mair,
Iu tbe palace o' tbe King !
son is twelve; and attends the collegi
where his father is professor, she
me that living is very dear.
In the I.uvro gallery, among the artists
at work, there are a number of women.
One of them is drawing from Paul Ver
onese's picture of " Tho Marriage at Cana
Widows are engaged in business at
Paris. I go into a bookstore and find a
women, one savs mat sue is an alone.
and gives me her card Widow . She
asks me to send my friends, nnd sell
me pretty note-paper at two sons for
six sheets. At the exposition, in a planta
tion of trees, I see a board set bearing
Widow Durand, Bourg-la-Reine." On a
hand bill in the street are the names of
Widows Uenon, Maulde and Cock, print
ers. Rue de Rivoli. My landlord jestingly
says that tbeir husbands were printers and
that after having well wept them they con
tinned the business. Phebe Earle Gibbons,
in Harper's Magazine.
Women Workers in Paris;.
I find in my note book a humorous en
try that I have seen no country
black or , most popular thing that has appeared on
white, dat laid hand on ray wife. I neb- the stage for the last ten years. We call
ber forgot dat, when I war a slave. When attention to it specially to show that fun,
I got de freedom, it war too late. when it is pure, is more popular a thou-
There was a sweetheart, and a real or sand times than when it is not.
An Englishman writing home to tho
London Live Slock Journal from this coun
try remarks that some of the finest horses
in the world aro now being produced here
Imrdv. compact, serviceable animals that
sell at $100 to $200. Good draft horses,
bred from Norman and Percheron stock,
realize from $250 to $350; if unusually
heavy and well matched, they bring por
pair $850 to $1,100.
world where the right to labor is more
generally conceded to women than in
trance. In the cany morning one is
helping to sort the refuse from tho house.
See that basket with bits of paper. Here
is a pile of nice green salad leaves, and
there a basket of bits of bread. Perhaps
they have a little donkey-cart to haul
these out to the city, whero they will feed
the provender to rabbits, chickens, etc.
These people in general havo not the de
iiradcd look of our rag-pickers. How few
people in Franco have a degraded look!
Perhaps two-fifths of the women in Paris
wtht caps, and 1 do not nolo a dirty one.
See women helping to sweep tho streets
with big, heavy brooms njade of twigs.
O.her women, hard-looking but tidy, I see
waiting on the Place St. Augustine for
somo ono lo come and hire theui. One
woman sets down a heavy basket of bread
and takes a loaf into a grocer's ; another
has a great load in her apron whose ends
are tied over one shouldar. In her hands
she has three of those long slendar loaves
that are cut into bits at tho restaurants.
The loaves are about two yards long.look
ing like poles or stakes. She wears no
bonnet, and to rest herself she sets tho
ends of them down on the pavement, or
rests them against the wall. How much
thev carry bread uncovered in Paris! Once
on the street I saw one of the infinite num
ber of cap-women seated behind the little
box on which sue cleans snoes. one naM
fallen asleep, and her knitting and folded
newspaper lay on the box before her. I
see n woman walking the street and knit
ting. Did some of the women of Paris
reallv take their knitting and sit down in
the street to see the heads cut off in their
great Revolution? Pans the grand hotel
of tho world. It is now lull ot guests.
Paris is content. But what it Paris were
At tne Kestaurant, .uuvai, ai mo .expo
sition, notico the lorce ot waiters wun
blank dresses and white caps and hand
kerchiefs. One says that they used to pay
on coniinr each morning a franc and a
half, but now they must pay two. On
bench in the garden of plants sits a woman
workinc button-holes in niaeliine-mnue
collars military false collars. She is
workins them beautiiuuy, uve in eacn
collar. She sets ten sous for a dozen col
lars, and she can earn thirty sous a day.
Poor woman! In the same neighborhood
I go into a Iittlo creamery and get a bowl
of chocolate for five sous. A woman says
that tho shop is hers, and she has a small
custom. Her husband works on tho rail
road, and her two children are boarding
with ber parents, who aro alone near the
Voices Mountains. Not far off, upon the
street, a woman is trying potatoes very
nicely. Sho has a slove in wlucn sue
burns coke. She sells her potatoes for
ono sou and two sous, and soils a good
many at breakfast and dinner time. She
has a cubby-hole or rocess in the house
front, and pays ten sous rent a day. Rid
in on the circular railway to the Exposi
tion, thero Is a nice young woman in the
car with a baskot and can. Sho buys
milk and makes that soft cheese of which
the French are so foird. She put hers up
in bits of cloth, nnd lays each pat into a
bit of u basket. She has a custom at the
restaurants outside of the exposition. In
her can is the cream to pour over and
make fromage a la creme. She lias been
married a year, and her husband sells
flowers near the Madeleine church. How
many women aro helping to pull hand
carts, or pushing them themselves! Hero
is ono loaded with flowers, there another
willi meat and lish. In the cornor of a
court-yard sits a woman carding wool for
mattrasscs. They can open the mat-
trasses, card the wool, and put it into a
clean cover. My porter's wife tell's mo
that this wool is mixed with hair. I go
ono morning to the grocer's and find only
a woman there ; and when I go to the of
fice of tobacco near us the government
ollice to buy post-stamps, what a protty
woman is at one counter ready to sen
statu ps or the precious taxed wood ! I go
to the druggists and nnd Mrs. Apotno-
cary at the desk on one side witn ner
crocheting, and tne aceount-Doos open
before her. After her husb.tnd's death the
law allows her one year to settle his affairs.
At tho exposition I see tny friend Mrs.
C , from the Provinces. Her Hus
band exhibits, and she explains that she
must see that the s ties-women are polite.
I visited a publio school where three of
the four teachers are married, l ue aireo
tress or head teacher tells me that she has
What a Spider Eats. In order to
test what a spider can do in the way of
eating, we arose about daybreak in the
morning to supply this fine web with a
fly. At nrst, bowover, tho spider did not
come Irom its retreat, so we peeped
among the leaves, and there discovered
that an earwig had been caught, and was
now being feasted upon. The spider left
the earwig, rolled up the fly, and at once
returned to his " nrst courso. ' 1 his was
5: 30 A. 31. in September. At 7 A. M. the
earwig had been demolished, and the
spider, after resting awhile, and probably
enjoying a nap. came down for the fly,
which it had finished at 9 a.m. A little
after 9 we supplied him a daddy-long-legs.
which he ate by noon. At 1 o clock a
blow-fly was greedily seized, and then
immediately, with an appetite apparently
no worse for his previous indulgence, he
commenced on the blow-fly. During the
day and towards evening, a great many
small green flies, or what are properly
termed midges, had been caught in the
web; of these we counted one hundred
and twenty all dead and fast prisoners in
the spider's net. Soon after dark, provitl-
ed with a lantern, we went to examine
whether the spider was suffering from
indigestion, or in any other way, from bis
previous meals; instead, however, he was
otnployed in roiling up together the vari
ous little green midges, when ho took
them to his retreat and tea. Tins process
he repeated, carrying up tho lots in little
detachments, until tho web was eaten, for
the web and its contents were bundled up
together. A slight rest of alxmt an hour
was followed by the most industrious web
making process, and before daybreak tn
ether web was ready to be used in the
same way. Taking the relative size of the
spider, and ot the creatures it ate, and ap
plying to a man, it would be somewhat as
follows: At daybreak asmall alligator was
eaten; at 7 A. M. a lamb; at 9 A. M. a
voting cameleopard ; at 10 o'clock a sheep,
and during tho night one bundled and
twenty larks. This, we believe, vuuld bo
a fair allowance for a man during twenty
four hours, and could we find one gifted
with such au appetite and ifgeniou we
can readily comprehend how he might
snin five miles of web without killin
himself, provided he possessed the neces
sary machinery. Jsew t.m.
Account him thy friend who desires thv
good ralhcr than thy good will.
Cities force jfrowth, make men talka
tive 3ml entcituining. but they also nifVe
Friendship is the medicine for all mis
fortunes, but ipgratitudo dri'.? up ho
fountain ol ail goodnejs.
Never plead guilty to jKHerty. So far
as this world is concerned, you had better
admit thnt you are a villain.
Man wastes bis mornings in anticipating
his afternoons, and wastes his afternoons
in regretting his mornings.
The chief properties of wisdom are to
be mindful of things ast, careful of things
present and provident of things to come.
We have seen a prudent, industrions
wife retrieve the fortunes of a family when
her husband pulled at the other end of the
Those who excel in strength aro not
most likely to show contempt in weakness.
A man does not despise the weakness of a
When a woman smiles at an nffront, ono
of two things are certain. She has either
lost her modosty, or she is assured of her
A great secret of education is to make
the exercises of tbe body and those of
the mind serve always as a recreation to
Truth is stranger than fiction, but then
it isn't half so interesting. And then no
body likes to bo familiar with strangers.
The world will never fully know how
much it owes to science. A " scientific"
man who has been investigating the coal
oil regions of Pennsylvania has come out
with the alarming theory that tho oil
comes from the bearing of the earth's
axis, and that the earth will ceaso to
turn when the lubrication ceases. There
fore he holds the opinion that the
government ought to interfere at once and
put a stop te this pumping and boring for
this gudgeon-grease of the universe.
That honesty is tho best policy was rath
er singularly illustrated tho other day at
Waterbury, tonn. A young Irish lad had
bought himself a pair of shoes : the new
pair was placed on his feet, and what was
left of the old ones was done up in a Dire
bundle, with the card of the hoe dealer
printed on the wrapper. On going into
the street when no ono was looking, he
laid them in the gutter. A ci,iiuryman
going by, seeing the boy picking them up,
as he thought, said, " litre, boy, that is
my bundle." The lad gave them up, and
the countryman gave the bey f.f'en ctiiL?.
Bll'.i.E 1'i.kms. A day's journey wa
about twenty-three and oue-fiftu miles.
A Sabbath-day's jr.-.irr.ey was about an
Kzekicl's reed was uuavly eleven loot.
A tiill.it was nearly twenty t.vo ip"hes.
A hard's brea l'h is equal to tmee mil
A finger's breadth is equal to one incii.
A sh.'lcel of silver was ;.'out fifty cents.
A shekel of gold was eight dollars.
A talc;' of silver wuo ... 1"". V.'i;d and
thirty ir.it dollars and thirty cejts.
A tak -lit . "gold was thirieO" thousand
eight hur !-- d'aud nino dollars.
A piece of silver, or a penny, was thir
A farthing was three cents.
A mite was less than a quarter of a
A gerah was a cent .
An epah, or bath, contains seven gallons
and iive pints.
Piiijjt e Goktschakokf. Gortschakoll
is tho model minister of an enlightened
despot. He is noble; be is cultured; a
patriot, but no Chauvinist. Ho has some
right to be an aristocrat, for the Gortscha
keils claim to descend from Ruric, the
founder of the Russian monarchy, who
flourished a thousand years ago. The
family has given Russia two saints, and a
good many princes who merited whatever
may he the exact opposite u. canonization.
Ho himself looks every inch a high bred
gentleman. Courteous and tillable himself.
he has been at no utile pains to pousu ami
humanize that most boorish of created
beings, the Russian local ollher. Tne
governor of a distant province, very bad
accounts of whom had reached St. Peters-
burc. received a dispatch from the char-
eellor, admonishing him to be more civil
to his employers in future. Thereat sore
nmrve nil the I'overnor. DUt rcsoiveu to uo
his best. The next day, as a aide-do-camp and being of an iugenious turn of mind
How to Gi:t a Dinxek. A gentleman
who had tiavellcd about pretty extensive
ly was greatly perplexed lo understand
hov; ii was that ouier persons were waited
upon promptly and well served at tlio ho
tels, while ho "was almost etitiiely ignored
and could scarcely obtain a square meal
complain to or swe:r tt the waiter as he
misrht. Al last iiis eves were opened to
l,the dodge of feeing the waiter liberally.
entered to receive orders, he was greeted
by his excellency with these words: "Sit
down, you dog!" The aide stared. "Sit
down, you dog!" shouted the governor.
The aide now looked hopelessly wretched.
" If you don't sit down at once I'll have
you flogged.'' But the prince's example
has done moro than his exhortations.
With respect to culture, Gortschakoll
may claim rank as a scholar. With Latin
he is especially well acquainted, and is
never in better humor than when he has
made a neat Quotation. His favorite au
thors are Cicero and Tacitus. Ho is also
a good modern linguist, knowing, among
others, his own mother tongue far better
than most men of tho generation to which
he belongs. When Gortschakoff was a
young man (he is now eighty-one) it was
considered "bad form" in tho best Russian
society to have nny but tho slightest ac
quaintance with Itussian. uoriscuasou,
who was tho friend (as he had been school
fellow) of the poet Pouschkin, was cour
ageous enough to brave so silly a preju
dice. With equal good sense ho has
avoided running into the other extreme,
nd never attempts to place Russian liter
ature on the same level as mat oi ine
Tun Fate op a Hekd oe Buffaloes.
An army officer who recently arrived
in Chicago irom tne leuowstone vauejr,
tells a story of what happened to a herd
of buff iloes as they were migrating south
ward. The herd numbered 2,ow neau anu
had been driven out of the Milk river
oountry by the Indian hunters belonging
to Sitting Bull's band. When they reached
the river they ventured on the ice with
customary confidence, coming upon it
with a solid front, and beginning the
ernssincr w ith closod ranks. The stream
at this point was very deep. When tho
front line, which was stretched out n
quarter of a mile in length, had nearly
o-ained the opposite shore, the ice sudden
ly gave way under them, Somo trappers
who were eye witnesses of tho scene said
it seemed as if a trench had been opened
in the ice the whole length of the column.
Soma four or hvo hundred animals tum
bled into the otienins' all in a heap. Others
fell in on top of them and sank out of
sight in a twinkling, uy tins time uw
ien wns hrnakinr under the still advancing
herd. The trappers say tbnt in less than)
a minute the whole body of buffaloes had
been precipitated into tuo river, xney
wore wedged in so thickly that they could
do nothing but struggle for a second nnd
then dissppoar beneath tho cakes of ice of
the swift current. Not a beast in all that
mighty hord tried to escape, but in a solid
phalanx they marched to their fatal bath
in tho " Big Muddy." In a miuu'e from
the time the first ice broke not buffalo's
bead or tail was to be seen.
Possible occurrences of this sort, in
ancient tertiary times, hoi pod to form the
remarkable deposits of bones found in the
old lake beds of the great west and clse-
whrn. In these deposits tho earth is
literally crowded with the bones, some
ehieflv of one type, sometimes com-
nrkinc many distinct specios. Ia the
latter case the victims were probably
swept away by sudden floods, their re-
mains uiiugnu wu. j
he determined to improve upon the plan.
The next hotel he dined at ho took his
seat very pompously at the table, and took'
out a well-filled pocket book, extracting
therefrom a ten dollar bill, which ho laid
on the white cloth beside his plate nnd
placed his goblet upon it. In an Instant
almost ho was surrounded by waiters, who
seemed to vie with each other in attentions.
Every wish was anticipated, and all the
delicacies of the kitchen and pantry were
placed before him in tempting array.
Haying lareu as sumptuously as a
prince (to the envy of many of the guests),
hn tnak tin the crreenback. and beckoning
to the nearest waiter, was immediately be
sieged by half a dozen or so. Holding tho
bilfin one hand, he pointed to it with the
other, and inquired of tho crowd :
" Do you soe that binr
' Oh, yes, sir," they all exclaimed iu
" Then take a good look at it " ho re
plied ; " for you will never see it again."
Saying which, he departed, leaving the
Make no more vows to perform this or
i,,iio-ht in thn nnhlin schools seventeen 1 that: It shows 110 great sirengin, ana
years, and has been married fifteen. Her ' makes thee ride behind thyself.
Who Was Tub Bad Boy? Little An
nie was prettily dressed and standing in
front of the house waiting for mother to go
out to ride.
A tidy boy. dressed in coarse clothes,
was passing, when tho little girl said :
" Come here, boy, and s'ake hands with
me. I dot a boy dtts like you named
The boy laughed, shook hand with hor,
and said: " I've got a little girl just like
you only sho hasn't got any little cloak
with pus6V fur on it."
Here a lady came out of the door and
said: " Annie, you must not talk with
bad boys on the street. I hope you have
not takon anything from her? Go away
and never stop here again, boy."
That evening tho lady was called down
to speak to a boy in the hall. Ho was very
noatly dressed, and stood with his cap iu
his hand. It was the enemy of the mor
ning. I came to tell you that I am not a bad
boy," he said. " I go to Sumb; school,
and help my mother all I can. " I never
tell lies, nor quarrel, nor say lnd words,
and I don't liko a lady to call me names,
and ask mo if I've stolen the Iittlo girl's
clothes from her."
I'm vcrv elad vou are so good." said
tho lady laughing at the boy's earnes'ness.
" Hero ij -. quarter ot a dollar for you."
I don't, want that!" said Bob, trying
his head very high. "My father wo;ks
in a louu-.lry, and has lots of money.
Yo'i've got a bigger boy than mo, havon't
" xea, wny."
" Does ho know tho eomuianduieuts?"
" I'm :'fiv.'d not vory well."
" Can he f y the sermon on the mount
and tho iwenty-third psalm, and the gol
" 1 am very much afra'.J he can not.
said the lady, laughing at tho boy's bravery.
"Does ne not, riao nis pony on mrou.iy,
instead of going to churchT'
" I am afraid lie does, but he ought
not," said the lady, blushing a little.
' Mother don't know that I oamn here."
said the bright little rogue," but I thought
I would just come round, and seo what
kind of folks you were, and 1 guess moth
er would rather your boy would not conie
round our doors, because she don't like
Mamie to talk to bad boys in the street,
i Good evening." And the boy was gone.