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VOL. XXXVI. ,
MONTPELIEU, VT., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1S79.
The Jiews-Rnom at Xortliford.
I'.V Mils. ANNIE A. 1'liUSTON.
" Vli;it havo you there, Walter?"
" A luk Jack Auiidon lent 1110, papa;"
mill tlio lad, willi his brown, curly head
resting i" his nnJ hid elbows wilh
a Imnk between them, on the ccntro-lable,
wi iil mi willi his reading.
ymi seem very niucli interested. I
should liko to look nt that book a moment,
my son," s:iiil Mr. Bonnet, presently,
looking up again from his newspaper.
The youth, wilh just a simile; of iiupa
lience gathering on his fair, wide brow,
rather reluctantly passed tho highly ill u
iniiiatcd covered pamphlet over to his
" 1 eau take it onlv for olio hour this
evening, PV1 ho said anxiously after a
lew minutes, in which Mr. liennet had
slowly turned over tho rough and badly
printed leaves of tho loiter press, and
looked critically at tho execrable wood
nils. " Jack wants mo to read the begin
ning of the continued story," went on
Waller, after another moment's silence;
" he said after I oncts began it I should lay
aw ake nights wondering how it was com
ing out. It's awfully exciting, I know.
Mr. Hyde, the news agent, lent tho book
to Jack, and ho says if ho can get a dozen
subscribers he will send for idem every
month ; and Jack says that every body
thai has read the story has put his name
down. Wo tako the books at ten cents
apieoo each month, you know."
Walter was getting quite impatient by
this time, nnd kept tapping his feet on the
carpet and drumming on tho tablo with
bis lingers until his pleasant, sweet-faced
little mother begged him to be ipiiet.
" 11a! there is Jack now," cried Walter,
peevishly, as tho bell tinkled at the side
iluor entrance, "and I havo only read one
of the two chapters."
" Como in. Jack, como right in." said
Mr. ISennet pleasantly, going to the door
and ushering in a bright-faced well-dressed
boy. " I am glad to seo you, Jack. We
are going to have somo pop corn by and
by. You must help Walter about it; boys
always have a lively timo popping corn,
because the corn has such a lively lime, I
suppose. I have just been looking over
this book," the gimileman said, resuming
bis seat at Die table, "and I must admit
that I am myself a good deal exeitcd over
tho adventures of " Tho Haunted Hunts
man of the Mighty Missouri; or, The.
Hold l'.oy Avenger of the South-west.'
The next time I go west, I think I should
like to follow the Missouri river up into
Washington Territory!' it must havo a
nice lime of it getting across tho Rocky
Walter looked in a puzzled way at his
father, but said quickly, " I never knew
before that the Missouri wont away up
through' there so far." Jack laughed, and
observed, " I noticed that bluuder, sir,
and thought it might mislead somo boy.
Of courso iho story is all mado up, but
i'.'s very exciting, and tho last part of the
last chapter in this hist book fairly makes
your hair stand on cud."
" Thorn is somo exciting grammar,
too," said Mr. liennet. " I was getting
very much wrought up as you rang, trying
to buhl up the antecedents of several pro
nouns. Have you been long in tho habit
of indulging in this kind of literature,
" Xo, sir," said Jack, honestly, with an
abashed air that made Mr. liennet quite
sorry that ho had asked tho question.
" Wc have always had a nice magazine or
two, and my mother used to havo a relig
ious paper with some very nieo stories for
boys and girls, so that wo became very
lond of reading, Jiut tins year my father
said the times were so hard we must econ
omize in some things, so ho didn't renew
any of our subscriptions. Sometimes he
buvs an evening daily for himself, and
mother says we read it all to rags. My
sister and 1 have a weekly allowance for
paper, ink and pencils, and such things,
and we save all we can of it and put it
together to buy reading matter. Iiut there
is never enough for the magazine wc used
to lake, and we never see it at the news
I'fhYc, and mother says she never eau liud
at tho news stands in the city any weekly
boys' and girls' piper that she likes. Iiut
Mr. Hyde told us about llieso cheap books
and tbe boys' papers he keeps on hand
where you get more reading for your
money long continued Indian stories,
and stories about life in London and New
York. My sisters believe them every
word, hut" I don't, though I like to read
them; and we boys lend our books and pa
p 'is to each other, so I havo read a good
many, sir. '
' How do you find so much time for
reading when you are in school?"
Well, sir, a number of us have left oil'
our grammar and United States History
this term. Mr. Hydo says ihey are
branches that one acquires by general
reading belter than by study, lie reads a
good ileal, and is always pleasant and
willing to tell us what are tho most excit
ing and amusing stories."
Mr. ilennel rolled up the thin book he
still held iu his h ind, and putting it in his
pocket, said, wilh a comical air that made
all his listeners laugh heartily, " I should
like to borrow this book for an hour. Jack.
I don't think it will make tho least dill'er
ence with you, Walter, for tho space of an
hour, at least, whether or not that highly
im urinative Haunted Huntsman, astride
that hiirb-lieaded horse, overtakes that
bewllderingly beautiful Indian maiden
who is so iiiarvelously overcoming lime
and si hum through the enebauted valley
mi Iho back of her milk-white reindeer
in Missouri. Now, my boys," ho contin
ued soriouslv, ' there is no rending so
good as history for a youthful mind crav
ing deeds of heroism and self-saorilioo.
My library is at your service. After you
havo finished the lives of Washington and
his generals, the history of our revolution
ary war and the war of tho rebellion if
you want something to make your hair
stand on end ' until you are qtiito sated
wilh horrible scenos, you can take up my
Mediaeval history yonder. After you are
through wilh that, come to me and I will
Bet you upon a new track."
Mr. liennet now turned to his desk,
took a sheet of his legal cap paper, and
writing a few lines, folded it and put that
into his pocket also. Then rising, he said,
" Go for the corn and popper, Walter, and
sco to it that you and John have u heaping
panful of tho popped corn by tho lime
I get back; null sis, she must look
out for n dish of those rosy Northern
spies," and putting on his overcoat and hat
tho gentleman went down tho street.
Ilo returned by tho timo tho light,
tempting collation was ready, and as he
stood by tho lire warming his hands, ho
pulled that sheet of paper from his ocket,
unfolded it and handed it to his wil'o, the
boys noticing as ho diJ so that it was filled
with a long row of names.
" A good hour's work, my lads; n good
hour's work," lie said rubbing his hands.
Iiut the boys could not tell wholher he
referred to them, to himself, or to Mrs.
liennet, who had emptied the mending
basket in his absence, or to Mary, who
was now setting tho stitches for a second
There was but one periodical depot in
the meltv. thriving village of Northford,
where these people lived, and tho next
day it was noised about that Mr. Hydo,
tho agent, had sold out his stock in trade
to the " Northford News Company,"
which consisted of a dozen or more of the
leading men and women of the village,
with Mr. Bonnet as agent pro tern., Mr.
Hyde liaving pledged himself not to re
sume his business within a radius of fifteen
miles of Northford. Ilo had received the
purchaso money of tho stock and good
will of his stand, and left town that same
V hen the company, every one of whom
was present, were taking tho account of
tho stock they had bought, they looked at
one another in amazement.
' Wo ought to go nfier tho man and
lynch him at once," said Dr. Marsh.
" Ho should havo been tarred and feath
ered," said Domino Van Clecf.
' Ilo is nmenablo to tho law." said
' Lot him go, and with a good rid
dance, although ho owes mo for throe
months' board," said Landlord Jones.
" He was an evil eved. oilv tonsrucd.
old spider, enticing our innocent children
into Ins net. I will advertise htm and
warn other communities against him,"
said Editor McLaughlin.
" W'e will make a bonfire of tho whole
stock in the middle of liramblo Swamp,
ami call tho place ever alter Aceldama, or
some such name," said Deacon Ferris,
" What is better than that," said Colonel
Grcenleaf, tho paper manufacturer, who
never liked to seo anything wasted, " I
will send up a man willi some sacks, and
at noon wo will havo all the school chil
dren in here to seo this precious literary
pabulum that rascal has been selling
them, crammed into the bags and carried
off as so much waste paper, hardly lit for
my pulp vats. It will impress them with
tbe wortiilessness at least of tho miserable
st u IV," and the colonel shook bands anew
with Mr. liennet in thankfulness fur his
instrumentality in unearthing this pit of
Colonel Greonleaf paid fur tho stock the
price of waste paper, tho few good books
and magazines that had been kept on sale
as a loll, being saved, ol course. Iho
pleasant sunny little room was swept nnd
garnished. A cheerful, intelligent, Chris
tian young woman with a living to earn,
who was tired of sewing and needed a
change, was secured as a manager, and in
a week's time the news-room was opened
All its former patrons, both young and
old, were obliged to admit that it was far
more attractive than over before In
place of tho trashy books and periodicals
and viler stnlf that tho company found
secreted in tho drawers and under the
counters of tho former news vender, were
now to bo found the leading magazines,
first-class secular and religious weeklies
as many of them illustrated as possible
and books, some of them amusing enough,
but at the same time wholesome, instruct
ive, and with a purpose in their writing.
The fact that this revolution in litera
ture spread before tho peoplo of Northford
was effected by tho Christian community,
prejudiced for a time a certain class whoso
reading tastes had been vitiated by the
miserable periodicals and books some of
them under very innocent titles and other
guises but it gradually woro away, and
larger sales are mado at this news-room
than ever. The consequences in this one
village, which is a veritable locality, are
larger Sabbath schools, increased at
tendance in the churches, fewer commit
ments of juvenile offenders, and a far
healthier moral tono renerallv.
Does it occur to any of my readers that
they have a manifest duty to do in this
line in their own communities? Christian
Notk: Almost without exception, every
news-stand has either positively vile liter
lure, or that which is the ". A I! C
leading to it. We can remedy tho evil, 1
l!y sturdily and persistently, and conscien
tiously refusing to buy of a news dealer
who keeps even dmihlltil literature, z.
Wo can ask publishers of newspapers,
especially secular ones, to please reprint
the above story. Ecungclkal 1'ix.a -l.ssy-ciation.
Hoys' Li:isiitr, llonss. What a boy
does wilh his leisure is most important;
what he gels in school is mainly drill or
exercise; it is a gymnasium to mm: he
must eat elsewhere. What he does wilh
his spare hours determines his destiny.
Suppose he reads history every day or
scientific books; in the course of a few
years he becomes learned. It matters
very I ill lo what he undertakes, Latin,
Greek, Hebrew, Sanskrit, all disappear if
he uses his spare time on thorn .
A boy was employed in a lawyer's oflico,
and had the daily paper to atuuso himself
wilh. He commenced to study French,
and at that littlu desk became a fluent
reader and writer of the French language.
Ilo accomplished this by laying nsiclo the
newspaper, and taking up something not
so amusing, but far more profitable.
A cotiehman was often obliged to wait
long hours while his mistress mado calls.
Ho determined to improve tho time; ho
found a small vohnno containing the Ec
logues of Virgil, but could not road it, and
so purchased a Latin Grammar. Day by
day ho studied this, and finally mastered
all its intricacies. His mistress canto be
hind him oneday as he stood by the horses
waiting lor her, ami asked turn what he
was so intently reading. " Only a bit of
Virgil, my lady." " What, do you read
Latin?" " A little, my lady." She men
tioned this to her husband, who insisted
that David should have a teacher to in
struct him. In a few years he beeamo a
learned man, and was a useful and loved
minister in Scotland.
A boy was hired to open and shut the
gates to let tho teams out of tin iron mine,
lie sat on a log all day by the side of the
gate. Sometimes an hour would pass be
fore tbe teams came, and this he employed
so well that there was scarcely any fact in
history that escaped his attention, lie be
gan with a lime hook on j-.tignsii imtory
that be found in tbe road; having learned
that thoroughly, ho borrowed of a minis
ter Goldsmith's History of Greece. This
good man beeamo greatly interested in
him, and loaned him books, and-was often
seen silling by bint on the log conversing
with hint about the peoplo of ancient
All of those show that iu this country
any one can learn that wants to. If he is
at work he still has three hours he can call
his own. Let him use those wisely, and
ho can till his mind wilh stores of knowl
edge. Scholars' Companion.
Thcro is coining to bo a recognized
money value to tho ornamental planting
and di coralion of grounds, which it would
bo well for every owner of a small or a
large pluco to well consider at this season.
However little tasto a man may havo for
the beautiful in nature, he will cortainly
pay more for n house, the grounds of
which arc set out with ornamental trees,
flowering shrubs and flowers, than ho will
for one which posseses nono of these
adornments. Every owner of grounds of
small or largo extent, who is building a
plaeo for his own uso, or for possiblo sale,
will find it more pleasant to live in, nnd to
bring a higher price in the market, if at
tention has been p vid to these matters.
Ueauty iu landscape decoration of tho
farm or the vilhigo plat always pays.
West lirattlcboro people haven't done
laughing at the " llawston " man who, all
unacquainted with tho way to work a
farm, camo to that locality and undertook
to run ono as he saw fit, without regard to
the advice of neighbors. Seeing him carry
in his sap tubs rather early they asked
him, "Are you not going to make any
more sugar this soasonP " and he re
plied, " No, I guess not for the present; I
shall wait until after haying!" He didn't
run the farm long, but "dug out" for the
Ml AM, U K. ATllLIt AT THE UIVKIt J"
" Shall we (rather at tho river?"
rUiw tho latle tlx year-uld.
While hiM voire without a quiver,
1 hruiih the bullae and trardeu rulkU.
M Yea! we'll gather at tho river,"
Kali the boy iu Joyful tone,
M And I'll ttMh anil fisli forever,
W ith a usu-liueall iuy own,"
Ami his vok'O, with rapturo riiotiuK,
Nan of a'l tho ' irnlilr-u day "
When with KtnrelH he'll Im ainirinir.
Itucrueath the ailver Hpray .
' Noou we'll reach the Hliinins- river.
Where brUht aus-cl foot havo trod,
Ant I'll Hah aud Usli forever,
Witti a kuMcu HhiuK-ro,l."
Lit-tehitiK to his happy voice,
a Htfruty papa saiil," My son,
Ilon't you know that Heaven lit'H
Where thowe silvery waters ruu ?"
M Can't I lish tuerti " rrleil tlioclnUt,
' Wlicii wo Kathor at the river ?"
All lmoaruoitiio.K ruvealiu.
In the Urooiunir eyelid's iiuiver
M Heaveu must be for irrowu-up folk.
Or thereM be a place to play,
Whcre.the eliitdreu could have sport
on a merry holiday.
1 shall stay ou'earth forever.
Where I do what e'er I wish,
Hide all-van. or better st 111,
Uo with Uncle llave to Usli."
An Army Incident.
Tho Huston Commcrri'd Jliillctin relates
tho following interesting army incident:
As showing tho attachment of some of
tho military officers1 servants to their mas
ters, I will relato an incident which occur
red in a garrison town in which tho writer
was stationed for some time.
An officer of rank in tho artillery was
named in garrison orders xs tho officer of
tho day. As the "grand grounds" it was
his duiy to visit the garrison guards at
night. Having sat pretty lato at mess,
and being fond of his bottle, his gait was
very unsteady when he rose from the table
to proceed to his quarters to dress for duty,
lieforo dressing ho threw himself on his
bed, saying :
"I'll just snatch half an hour's sleep;
call mo at one o'clock."
At one o'clock tho servant attempted to
ronso him. but without effect. Tho ser
vant got tho officer upon his feet, shook
him, applied wet cloths to his head, but to
no purpose; the gentleman had been going
on a short allowance of sleep for a week,
and now naturo had taken hold of him,
and, being backed by tho wino ho had
drank, held him fast. Tho sorvant was
almost frantic, knowing well tho conse
quences that would ensue if his master did
not make the grand rounds. While won
dering what course to pursue his eyes fell
upon his master's uniform, sword, etc., all
ready laid out for him to put on. The
master and servant wero about tho same
size; tho clothing of ono fitted the other
"There's no other plan," said the ser
vant to himself; "it's awful risky, but I'll
Hastily throwing off his clothing, he
donned his master's regimentals the
splendid uniform of tho artillery, buckled
on tho sword, drew the heavy-busby over
his brows, and casting an admiring look
at himself in the glass, notwithstading his
anxiety, locked Iho door upon his master
and went out. Tho orderly was waiting
in tho barrack guard room and turned out
wilh the guard to present himself.
"Go a head!" said the psucdo officer.
"Which guard first, sir!"
"Tho magazine guard."
The orderly led the way. Guard after
guard was visited, and the servant began
to enjoy the masquerade. It was some
thing unusual for him to bo announced as
"grand rounds," and to have a guard
present arms to him. There was no sus
picion that the master and tho ui'inahad
changod places for the time being.allhotigh
the subaltern odieer in charge of the main
guard perhaps felt somewhat annoyed to
havo his friendly salutation, alter the
guard had been turned in, responded to so
On returning to tho quarters the servant
found his master still sleeping. Unable
to resist the desiro to admire himself once
more in the glass, the servant paraded up
and down tho room, easting sidelong
glances at the mirror. While so doing the
officer awoke. I le was not littleja surprised
to seo what appeared lo be himself march
ing up and down tho room. Ilo soon
discovered, however, that the apparition
was his servant, and anxious to know
what the unusual masquerade was for kept
uuiut. The servant after two or three
turns sat down and leisurely drew oil' the
spurred boots, divested himself of other
articles of uniform in their order, and,
then, heaving a sigh said :
"It's d d well over."
"I should think it was," cried the officer;
"what d'ye mean, you rascal, by putting
yourself in my uniform, eh? '
"I didn't know you were awake, sir; do
you know what time it is?"
1 he olliccr bad forgotten that he was on
duly, but now it Hashed upon him at once,
.lumping from the bed hu looked at his
"Half past four! My God, I'm ruined!"
Then turning to the servant he said :
"Now, then, why didn't you call mo at
ono o'clock? Do you know what you've
"Sir.I might as well have tried to awak
en a dead man. I used every means to
awaken you, and you see by tho stains on
your linen that I even deluged your head
"Too lato to take the guards now groan
ed tho officer; tho night has passed away
and tho day is breaking."
" Never mind, sir! Cheer up! The
'grand rounds' visited the guards; every
thing is correct. Just make out your re
port as if vou had taken tho guards."
"What d'ye mean?"
"I mean that I havo been the 'grand
rounds to-night, nnd acted tho part so
well that not a soul suspected but that it
was not you. Now you know why I had
on your uniform."
Tho officer stared at his man a moment.
"Do you mean lo say that you havo
personated me and taken the guards?"
"Yes, sir; that's it. I personated you."
The ollicer grasped tho servant's hand.
"Ashton," said ho you havo done mo a
great service to-night. I shan't forgot it.
Nor did he forget it, and tho servant
kept his counsel so well that tho incident
would never havo becomo known but for
Iho officer himself, who blurted it out ono
evening while in his cups to somo of his
associates. The story was too good a ono
to keep, and it quickly spread over the
garrison. The military authorities, how
ever, paid no regard to it, and tho officer
did not suffer from the expose.
Spoaking of tho dying schoolmaster,
Prof. Swing says:
" Men trained in a profession como by
degrees into the proforsion's channel, nnd
flow only in tho ono direction, and always
between tho same banks. The master of
a learned profossion at last bocamo its
slave, lie who follows iitithluliy any call
ing wears at last a soul of that calling'!
shape. You remember the death scene of
tbe poor old schoolmaster. Ho had assem
bled tho boys and girls in the winter
mornings, nnd had dismissed them winter
ovenings after sundown; and had done
this for fifty lone years. One winter
Monday he did not appear. Death had
struck his old and feeble pulse; but, dying.
his mind followed its beautiful but narrow
river-bed. and his last words were: " It is
growing dark, the school is dismissed ; let
tho girls pass out nrst.
Where To Co. i
Just at this time when so many are i Six days and nights of continuous fight
thinkimr of iroina; awav to soend a few. in and slaughter! Ah, how tired I got
davs nr weeks on. I nmmlnrino- where tbpv
...in Diu.n.i ,i.!m ,: ,n it. A k .iunt.
age, a lew suggestions DV us win. jiosst-
blv, not be amiss. Two things are first to
:... ,:.i. i t n ,..;.i.a I
to go, and whether bo can afford to go
where ho wishes. If wo can afford to go
where wo wish, then doubtless wo shall
get more good by going thcro than any
where else, li t,"to us, a far more import
ant consideration is, where do the naturo
of our occupation and the physical needs
of our system requires that we go? We
lose u great deal of lienelit, physical anu
mental, and so of enjoyment, in our vaca
tions or seasons of rest, because wo do not
first sit down and find out, not where we
wish to go, so much as what our physical
and mental wants, and where they will lie
most fully satis lied what scenery and air
will best recruit our weakened energies
and exhausted frame. If wo havo been
shut up in closo rooms and lioaled apart
ments tho year round, then we nnod our
systems need tho fresh nir, tho warm
sunlight, tho froo range of green fields,
and the ever-varying scenes of the hills or
the sea shore. If wo havo been in a whirl,
heated anil worried with'excitcment, then
plainly tho fashionable watering place or
seaside resort is not the plaeo for us. We
need quiet. Wo havo bustlo and excito
ment at home. Wc ought by going away
to escaiK) this. Anil whero can wo do this
better than among tho shaded nooks and
toils of iho mountains, or away among
the fields of tho country? Still another
consideration by no moans unimportant is,
where do we live. Is it hv iho sea snore or
iway back in tho inland? A proper con
sideration of this fact will also assist us in
making a judicious choico of plaeo and
scenery, it we are away back in tho
country if we sco nothing but fields and
woods and hills daily, then, as n general
thing, it will do us moro good in every
way to make our arrangements to como
to the sea side. On the other hand, if we
livo within sight of old ocean or where
we sniff tho sea air throughout the year,
unquestionably the place for us to go
is inland, among tho hills and mountains.
Our reason for this is that we need change,
tnd in going to the sarao scenes with
which wc are familiar at homo that is, if
wo live at the seaside, in going lo the
sea side we get very fttllo, it any,
change; in going to tho mountains, if we
havo lived among them, we see very little
except what wc saw or could sco at homo.
It is a change that wo are alter a change
iu everything. F'or while wo go away
ostensibly for rest, unless wo have a
change, complete, radical, we get no rest.
It this were not so, then wo might just as
well stay at homo and save our money
and trouble. Tito man or woman who
sees tho same faces and walks tho same
streets, sees tho samo sights, and looks
around on tho samo apartments every
day, sighs for, and ought to havo a chango,
Hourly comes the feeling and tho thought,
" I'm sick and tired of everything. O, if
I could get away, somewhere, anywhere
but horo." '.
In regard to the expense, it is much
cheaper to go lo tho country or tho moun
tains. It is not necessary to stop at ex
pensive and fashionablo hotols. There are
always more or less places in tho country
where one can go or send his family
where tho occupants will accommodate
you cheerfully, and are oven glad to have
rcspectablo strangers come, with board at
four, live, nnd at tho most, six dollars per
week. If you do not know of such places,
write lo a iriond, toll him what you want,
and let him engage a place for you. Or,
if you have no friend, co to somo hotel
it is not necessary that it be tho largest or
must expensive in tho place and engage
rooms for a day or so. There are many
villages, in western Maine, in Now Hamp
shire ami Vermont, whero board at tho
best hotels is but a dollar a day. Then go
to any first-class grocery storo in iho
place, and you can readily find out if there
are any good boarding places iu that vi
cinity, and make your arrangements ac
cordingly. The samo method can be
adopted at the sea side, but it is not so
easy to obtain good boarding places there,
I.wiimim.ticnt Dfx toils. With tho ex
ception of ono college in New York and
two iu the other slates, says i'lrics1 Edit
mliomil, Monthly, any ono may becomo a
medical student without preliminary ex
aminations in anything, moral character
not excepted. Students are often graduat
ed at the closo of two years study, and in
some institutions tho courso of instruction
is even moro superficial and imperfect.
Kxaininations for diplomas are not nt all
rigid, a knowledge even of chemical analy
sis not being required. There is not a
single doctor in ono of the counties in
wosiotn New York who can conduct a
decent chemical analysis, or oven tell
wlielherjhis nilrato of bismuth docs or does
not contain arsenic. A doctor recently
stated on examination that tho proper dose
of prussio acid for a child two years old
was front lour to six tirops: as a general
thin", doctors in rural places, and in some
of our cities as well, stick to tho antiquat
ed remedies and outrageous doses. We
think our educational journals ought to
stir up tho young doctors to moro diligent
habits as students. Kach ono of them
should havo Ills chemical laboratory,
whero he daily should conduct such chemi
cal analysis as sickness demands. If doctors
were a little more cntcrprjsing and push
ing, wo should know 'something more
concerning such diseases as typhoid fever,
diphtheria, scarlet fercr and measles. Call
two doctors in succession to a child attack
ed wilh one of these diseases, nod the
probabilities aro they will givo you con
tradictory explanations and totally differ
ent remedies. This is no recommendation
to the medical profession, llecaiiso doctors
aro not scientific, tho practico of medicine
is not conducted on scicntiho principles,
and medicine is not to-day a science. It is
a practice, we admit, much to tho honor
of sensilivo tastes. The day will be hailed
with mv bv a diseased world when this
practice is conducted on scientific princi
ples. Wo laymen would like to know
many things our medical advisers will not
tell us simplv because they cannot. Iet
us havo some liffht on theso diseases lurk
inn unsubdued in all parts of our land. It
is your duty to enlighten the world, and if
you aro tho studonts you siiouiii no, some
of you will bless this humanity of ours by
tolling exactly what will euro certain
diseases, and why it will do so. You
should bo paid to prevent as well at
cure. Wo would rather givo you twenty'
five dollars to keep us well, than ton to
euro us when sick.
" Do you know," says Mr. Boocbor,
" that China contains a population of four
hundred millions? Do you know mat this
empire had an existence before civilization
beo-an in the easlP Do you know that in
China there aro moro than two thousand
colleges? Do you know that their libra
ries outnumber ours ton to one? Do you
know that there are moro than two mil
lion highly educated men in that country?
Do you know that in that vast population
of four hundred millions there is scarcely
one who cannot read and write?" But
don't wo know that their eyes are sot in
corner-wise, that their nosos turn up, that
their pig-tails hung down, that their shoes
turn up at the toes, that their trowsers are
too short and wide, that tbey don't men
tion our God when they get mad and
swear, nnd that what they know, be it
never so much, isn't worth knowing, jest
because it isn't what we want to know?
An Incident at Cold Harbor.
of It, child as I was. With all of a Strong
Mold's strenrtb ami recklessness!
m s - i;" ""i;?""" "
n instant in my battery. iho wounded
one suffers nlensidv from a wound
through the foot. My sympathy is excit -
cd for tho young fellow, and a? wo at tho
moment are doing nothing. I ask for half
an hour's leave. Gettinglt, I accompany
him back into tho woods to one of the
i. inn.A ,.r ,i,
second corps1 field hospitals. Here, groan
ing loudly ho awaits his time, which soon
oomes. We left him on tho rudo table. A
surgeon holds chlorof rm to his nostrils,
ami under its inllucnoo bo lies as if in
death. The boot is removed, then the
stocking, and I seo a great ragged hole on
the sole of the foot where tho ball camo
out. Then I hear tho coatless surgeon
who is making the examination cry out:
tho cowardly whelp!
So I edge around and look over tho
shoulders of the assistant surgeon, and
sec that tho small wound on tho top of the
foot, whero tho ball entered, is covered
with powder! I, too, mutter, Tho coward!
and am really pleased to soe tho knife and
saw put to work, and tho craven's leg
taken off below tho knee. He to carried
into the sule of a troe, and left there to
wake when ho will. I watch tho
skillful surgeons probe and carve other
patients. Tho little pile of logs nnd arms
grows stoadily, while I wait for the object
of my misplaced sympathy lo recover his
senses. With a loug breath he opens his
"I am with him at once, and gaze sharply
at him. I will never forget tho look of hor
ror that fastened on his faeo when ho
found his leg was off. L'ttor hopelessness
and fear that look expressed, I entered
into conversation wilh him. nnd he,
weakened and unnerved by Iho loss of
the log and tho chloroform, for onco told
tho truth. Lying on his back, ho aimed
at lis great too, meaning to shoot it off,
but being rudely joggled by a comrade at
tho critical instant, his riflo covered the
foot just below the ankle, nnd an ounce
ball went crashing through tho bunch of
bones and sinows. Tho wound, instead
of being a furlough, was a discharge
from tho army, probably into eternity.
Our guns at tho front began to howl at
tho rebels again and I was forced to leave
tho hospital. So wilh tho hardly unex
pressed wish that tho self mutilator might
die before ho breeds littlo cowards, I hast
en back to my guns. Tho utter contempt
of tho surgeons, tho chango from careful
handling to almost brutality when they
discovered (tho wound was self-iullictcd,
was bracing to me. It strung mo up as
whiskey would havo done. I liked it, and
rammed homo tho ammunition in gun
No. 1 with a vim.
A New Tiikoky iv Keoaud to Food
A German physician has started a new
theory with regard to food. He maintains
that both tho vegetarians and meat eaters
are on the wrong tack. Vegetables are
not more wholcsomo than meat, or meat
than vegetables, and nothing is gained by
consuming a compound of both. What
ever nutritive qualities they may possess,
ho says, is destroyed in great measure and
often entirely by the process of cooking.
All food should bo eaten raw. If Ibis
practice was acopted, there would bo little
or no illness among human beings. They
would livo their apportioned time, and
simply fade away, liko animals in a wild
state, from old age. Let those atlliotcd
with gout, rheumatism and indigestion,
try for a timo tho ell'eet of a simplo un
cooked diet, such as oysters and fruit fur
instance, and they will find all medicines
unnecessary and such a rapid improve
ment of their health that they will for
swear all cooked articles of food onco and
forever. Intemperance would also, it is
urirod. no longer be tbe curse of civilized
communities. Tho yearning for drink is
caused by the unnatural abstraction from
what are termed "solids" of tho aqueous
element thev contain uncooked beet, tor
example, containing from seventy to eighty
per cent, and somo vegetables even a larg
er proportion of water. There would bo
less thirst, and consequently less desire to
dr nk. f our food were consumed in its
natural state, without first being subjected
to the action of lire. Clothing, our adviser
also thinks, is a mistake, but admits that
the world is not vet far enough advanced
in civilization to go about undressed
Whatever differences of opinion may ex
ist us to this anti-cooking theory, there
cannot be a doubt that in getting rid of the
kitchen, wilh all its abuses including the
cook housekeepers would bo spared
vast amonnt of worry, and probably on
this account alouo would live to a greater
ago than at present. I'M MM daxUc
Oi.i: DAl'dltriiiiS I'erh.ips ono of tin
most lamentable errors of tho present day
is the manner in which our guis aro train
ed. While proud and happy parents are
desirous that their daughtors be accom
iilibed in mnsic. drawing, painting and
tho lamruiteres, they seem to totally ignore
tho moro necessary arts of housekeeping
and homo making or to imagine the
knnwleilL'o of such to bo degrading. We
know of no more pitiable object than it
voun" wife placed at tho head of tho bus
band s homo, uueriy ignorant, oi uei uuiira
as its mistress. Trials, well calculated to
make her life misorablo, await her, and
many of the unhappy marriages, of which
wn know and hoar, have their origin in
just such causes; for while men aro loving
and indulgent, tnoy are hciihu, aim out
few have sullleient self-denial to bear pa-
tiontly tho mistakes that inteileru so ma
leriallv with their comforts.
A tril l who has been raised ill a well
regulated and orderly household, cannot
understand tho misfortunos of such wives
as wo speak of. It is not only a knowledge
of housekeeping whicti is so essential to
tho well-being of a family, but it is equally
necessary to bo thoroughly acquainted
with tho art of homo making. It docs not
du for the wife and mother to limit her
efforts to tho wants only physical, mental
and moral of the family. Sho must under
stand how to kcop her house clean and
orderly: whon and by what means her
house became filled with impure air. Sho
must know what kinds of food are easiest
digested, which kinds nutritious. This of
course demands some knowlcdgo of phi
losophy and chemistry. Then, too, sho
must understand how to make clothing
suitablo for winter and summer. In short
a rood wifn nnd mother must bo familiar
with the science of health and tho laws of
Littlo Billy was told, " Never ask for
anything at tho table. Littlo boys should
wait until thoy are sorved." X ho other
day little Billv was forgotten it the dislri
bution. nnd was not served at all. What
could he do? Presently, aflor reflecting
seriously, ho asked : " Mamma, when little
boys starve to deatn do tnoy go
Radiated Blessings. Tho sunlight
falls upon a clod, and the clod drinks it in,
is warmed by itself but lies as black as
ever, and sheds no light. But the sun
touches the diamond, and tbe diamond
almost chills itself its it sheds out in rndi
anoe on every sido the light that has fallen
unit. So God helps one man to bear his
pain, nnd no one but that one man is a
whit the richer. God comes to another
sufferer, reverent, unselfish, humble, and
the lame leap, and the dumb speak, and
the wretched all around are comforted by
the radiated comfort of that happy soul.
Hev. Philip Brooks.
Tiik Ways ok tiik Wind. Whirlwind, i
tornado or cyclone ; aerial or electrical.
such visitation as that which has worked
such devastation in Missouri and vicinity.
wus experienced in Connecticut last
la equally luexpuc toiu ttnu una-
voidable. U comes and cms " where it
' 1M1W(o.,. in i,, n itb
"slolli, anu man is powoi i lss in 119 p.uii.
,' no ' . "eso ex.iio.t.ons s iu
'sharpness of he lino between death and
, " 'etl'1? .luu ""J .of lr?ck
! ! ,uolu, Vr " 'I J43 ""l"1
in" ciii'iiiiii iu a city sttecu Jtu iiiun
within the line, and nothing can withstand
the force of the elements ; an inch without,
nnd a baby's cradle would hardly bo rock
ed. Crudo as have been tho theories as
lo the cause or causes of tbeso cyclones,
they arc not as far proved as they have
been suggested; and if we knew all about
them, there would be no possible mode of
either preventing or escaping from the in.
VY hither would we fly P
Ordinarily tho approach of a cyclono is
indicated by a deadly stillness and oppres
sion of the air. There is no guide as to
the direction it will take, and Iho first im
pulse to get out of doors may only expose
ono to death from the unimpeded wind.
I fie destruction of fife anil property in this
latest case will prove, when fully kuown,
to bo considerable; in that now country,
whatever pecuniary loss lias been sustain
ed by thuso unable to bear it, will lie
mado up wholly or in good part by the
neighWs, but tho loss of relatives, so sud-
len, so complete as in many cases for
this there is no relief savo in timo and
Chrisliau resignation. , Nothing, perhaps.
more irresistibly and deeply impresses one
than the appreciation of the power and
physical malevolence of tho tornado. In
tho inland districts it-seems an unnatural
exhibition; a prairie firo ; or a spring in-
nundation seems to bo in Iho nature ol
things, but a tornado in tho woods is as
incomprehensible as it. is destructive and
iwo inspirmg. rrovulcntx Jourinn.
What the Fk;l'i:i;s Say. Tho majori
ty in tho Senate having made tho mistake
of stirring up Mr. lilaino on tho ratio of
congressional representation in diuorcut
stales, are now reaping tho consequences.
He has been treating them to somo un
comfortable figures from a familiar manu
al 'Jhc Vonyrcssiontd Directory. Ihe
average vote in a northern congressional
district, ho find, is G.OUU; in a southern
listrict, only 18,000. Last year tho north
ern states polled closo on 0,000,000 votes,
aud elected 181) representatives, whilo tho
southern states elected 10b representatives
wilh a vote of less than 2,000,000. From
oO.OOO to 300,000 more votes were cast
for tho republican minority in congress
than for tho democratic majority. Only
YA southern congressional districts cast
moro than 20,000 votes, whilo in the north
177 districts did. In the south there were
1 districts which cast less than 15,000
votes, and Georgia elected three represen
tatives by total voles of 2,000, 3,200 and
1,100 respectively, and several wero doiow
8,000; iu tho north there wero only two
districts where tho vote was less than 15,
000. The stale of Nebraska, wilh 50,000
votes, has ono representative, while 68,000
votes in certain southern districts which
Mr. lilaino named sent twelve members to
congress. Mr. lilaino asked tho soutnern
senators to explain theso vast differences,
ind tbey could do nothing but loso their
tempers. They could not have made tin
explanation without confessing that half
the truth litis not been told about bulldoz
A GuATEiXf.Oi.i) Age. A modern phi
losopher goes so far as to say that our
memories, in old ago, aro always grateful
to us. Our pleasures aro remembered,
but our pains are forgotten ; " If wo try to
recall a physical pain," sho writes, for it is
a female, " wo find it to bo impossible."
From which I gather only this for certain
that women never had the gout. Tho folks
who como my way, indeed, seem to re
member their physical ailments very (lis
tinctly, to judge by tho way they talk of
them, and are exceedingly apprehensive
of their recurrence. Nay, it is curious to
seo how some old men will resent the
compliment of their juniors on their state
of health or appearance. " sunt nnd non
sense!" cried old Sam Hogers grimly; " I
tell vou there is no such thing as a line old
man." In an humbler walk of lile 1
remember to have heard a similar but
more touching reply. It was upon the
"real centenarian question raised by Mr
Thorns. An old woman in a work-house,
said to bo ono hundred years of age. was
sent for by tho board of guardians to ilo
ide tho point by tier personal testimony
Ono can linugino Iho hall-dozen portly,
prosperous figures, and tho contrast their
ippearanoo ollered lo mat, of mo oeni anu
Now, Betty, said the chairman, with
unctuous patronage, " you look hale and
hearty enough, yet they tell mo that you
tro one nunurcii years uiu, is mis reany
true? ' " God Almighty kuows, sir, was
her reply, " but 1 feel a thousand. ' And
there are so many pooplo now-a-d.tys who
feel a thousand. It is lor this reason
that, tho gift of old age is unwished for
JaiiK.i I'aijn, in Aindecnlh Century.
,V MourcAiiE. In tho whole range of
sacred and profane literature, perhaps
there is nothing recorded which has such
staying properties as a good healthy
mortgage. A mortgage can uo depended
upon to stick closer than a brother. It has
a mission to perform which never lets up,
Day after days it is right thoro, nor does
the slightest tendency lo slumber impair
its vigor in the night, night anu day, on
tho Sabbath, and at holiday times, without
t moment s timo lor rest nnd recreation
tho biting offspring of its existence - inter
est goes on. Tho season may change,
lays run into weeks, weeks into months to
bo swallowed up into tho gray man of
advancing years, but that mortgage stands
up in sloeploss vigilance, with tho inter,
est, a perennial stream, ceaselessly run
ning on. Liko a hugo nightmnro, eating
out tho sleep of somo restless slumberer
tho unpaid mortgage rears up its gaunt
front in perpetual torment to the miserable
wight who is held within its pitiless
clutch. It holds the poor victims with tho
relentless grasp of a giant; not ono hour
of recreation ; not a moment's evasion of
its hideous presence A gonial savago of
mollifying aspect whilo tho interest
paid ; a very devil of hopeless destruction
when tho paynfents fail. Ex.
Be Cautioits l'auso before you repeat
an injurious story about a woman. Say to
yourself, " This may not be true, or it may
bo exaggerated," unless you have proof
of tho veracity of your informant. People
sometimes tell falsehoods, they ofton make
mistakes, and thoy somotimos " hear
wrong." Thcro is auricular illusion as
well as optical illusion. Tako all these
things into consideration before you even
believe. As fur repeating the story, ask
yourself if it is necessary. It sometimes
is necessary. Then do it with the fear of
God and the remembrance of the golden
rulo bofore you. L)t us give the helping
hand and not the downward push; so may
the angels reach their hands toward ns
when we stand in need.
A lady, not accustomed to raising poul
try, set a hen on some eggs, and in due
course of time n brood of chickens was
hatched. A friend, coming in four days
afterward, noticing that the little things
looked weak and puny, nsked how often
they were fed. " Fed!'1 was the reply,
" why, I thought the hen nursed them.11
.Extra News Letter.
Sentiment and It e flection.
Study books to know how things ought
to lie; study men to tfnow how things are.
The whisper of beautiful woman can
be heard farther than the loudost yell of
In memory1 mellowed light, wo be
hold not the thorns; we see only the
A man that koeps riches and enjoys
them not, is like an ass that carries gold
and eats thistles.
When a man speaks tho truth you may
count pretty surely that he possesses most
If you swoop your own door steps you
will have little time to criticise thoso of
Don't carry your head so high that you
cannot sec slumps in your way over which
you niiy stumblo.
Women are extreme in all points, mey
are better or worso than men .
In the Black Mama. Nut long ago a
lad of nineteen came up from the country
lo ono of the seaboard cities, and secured
a osition in a largo and well-known
importing house, lie was a gentle, blui
eyed young fellow, almost womanish in
his tastes, and in his love for his home and
Unfortunately he had no friends in the
city. His evenings woro passed in absolute
solitude, or in the vulgar society of a cheap
Tho boy beeamo depressed, gloomy.
Ho fancied ho needed "bracing up," and
fell into the habit of dropping into a cheer
ful restaurant for a glass of wine.
Ilo soon made friends there who Would
join him in a bottle. As with most men
not accustomed to intoxicating liquor, he
was maddened by a little.
One night, being drunk, ho quarreled
with his companion, and stabbed him with
knifo which laid on the table. 1 lie
wound was not serious, but tho hid was
nrrested and kept in tho iMilieo station
Ho was then led out (being now sober
and in his right mind) and ordered lo get
into tho prison van (known to tho town as
the Black Maria), whieli waited to convey
him to prison. Ho shuddered aim turned
ghastly pale, muttering
"What win my lamer sayr
But bo was thrust in and tbe door locked.
There was no one else in the van. When
they reached the gate of tho prison, the
door was opened, ino ooy lay tieao
besido it tho blood from the throat clotted
the face which his mother so lately had
This is an absolutely true story. It
teaches, of course, to young men tho mad
ness of tasting that nrst glass ot liquor, ot
yielding to tho temptations which besot
friendless biys on every siuo in a great
city. But has it no meaning to those
older men, Christians and fathers, who
loavo such lads without a friend, nnd put
out no kindly hand to hold them back
from temptation.' J owin g Compimon.
Cut Fi.oweks. Tho following hints,
though containing nothing novel, aro apt
to lie forgotten by those who in summer
cull the choicest llowers for houso decora
Flowers decay much sooner when tiod
in bunches than when arranged loosely.
Too little air nnd too much water are tho
bano of most species.
Tho moisture furnished cut-flowers
should bo rain water of moderate temper
ature. When gathering flowers uso a
pair of sharp shears, or a knifo for woody
plants, such as roses, camellias, spireas.
deulzias, fuchsias, and tho liko.
It is far better to gather your ltowors
flmn to let them fade upon tho plants.
A cool room is best adapted for keeping
flowers fresh, stale tobacco smoko win
Take away each flower as it fades or it
will destroy tho others.
Hot water will otten restore powers 10
freshness, even when every petal is droop-
imr. r aco tue stems mio a cup oi uuinu"
hot water; let them remain until each
petal has becomo smoothed out ; then cut
off tho coddled ends and place them in
water of moderate temperature. Ammonia
added to tho water also revives them
quickly. When going for wild llowers or
terns oarrv a c ose-iuiiiio mi ou., in muui
h.'we a wet sponiro. and a basket, the
sm.alW llowers shut in tho box, and the
stems of larger llowers inserted in tho
pores of tho sponge which you catry in
the basket. Flowers should always bo
transported in air tight boxes.
Y,,i;K(i Indians at School. Thoro is
in the national school at Hampton, Va.,
somo forty Indian boys, and a smaller
mini tier of o-irls. The intention was that
thoro should bo an equal number of boys
and girls, but somo dithcully was lounu
in persuading tho parents to permit the
I'irls to come; first, because they wished
To havo tho bonolit of their work at homo ;
second, because some of the o'dor Indians
wero opposed to any innovation upon mo
ancient itheory that tho female is an infe
rior. One mother of a very pretty child
said she would not let tho little one como
to hc-educated unless she could come with
her; and the reason sho gavo was that
otherwise tho child would return to despise
her ignorant mother. Both mother and
dauo-hter arc now hero nt school, in the
same class, and together they are moving
rapidly into the realms of knowledgo.
The desiro of thoso who aro conducting
this Indian experiment is to educate the
sexes simultaneously, so that the Indian
woman of the future shall be the equal of
the Indian man, and shall not drag back
into barbarism the males who havo been
biwht out into the enlightenment of civ
ilization. The wisdom of this prococding
Wn i. Hi- SiwnEED? In nine cases out
of ten a man's lifo will not be a success if
i ,loa not bear burdens in childhood. If
tho vnnitv of father or
mother has kept him from hard work ; if
another always noipeu mm uui v mo
of his row ; if instead of taking his turn
at the pitching off he stowed away all the
time in short, if what was light fell to
him, and what was heavy about tho work
to some one else; if he has been -pei run
ted to shirk, until shirking has become a
habit, unless a miracle has boon wrought.
his lifo will be a failure, anu tne oianie
will not bo half so much his as that of his
weak and foolish parents. On the other
hand, if a boy has boon brouguc up to uo
i.ia nort nnvni- allowed to shirk his respon
sibility, or to dodge work, whether or not
it made his head ache, or soiled his hands,
until bearing burdens has become a matter
of pride, the heavy end of the wood his
onioo tmrnnM as thov bid him good-by
mn dismiss thoir fear. The elements of
,.ro his nnd nt some time and in
some way tho world will recognize his
J I'ol-.' WnrJd.
' To those," writes Mr. Longfellow in a
pleasant letter, " who ask how I can write
so many things that sound as if I were
as happy as a boy." please say that there is
in this neighborhood, or neighboring town,
a pear tree planted by Gov. Endioott two
hundred years ago, and that it still bears
fr,,i nr,t. to h distinguished from the
iri flavor. I suppose the old
troe makes new wood evory year, o that
some part of it Is always young. Perhaps
that is the way with some men when they
grOWOiU, 1 Uupts in in w iriw
The HtsiiAND Boixiit a Bok.net.
"New bonnet, new bonnet .12 for a
new bonnet! 11 exclaimed Mr. Slick tho
other evening, as his wile suggested a
change from the winter styles. "Yes,
only $12," she humbly replied. "Twelve
dollars for n bonnet is a confounded out
rage, nnd I know it," he went on. " Why,
I can buy two fine silk hats for that money
and have some strawberry chango left.
It's a dead swindlo to ask $12 for a lion
net." " Well, I can't do any better, Mr.
Slick. That's the prico, and I must pay
it or go without." " You don't know how
to buy that's what ails you," he growled.
" I'll bet money I can buy a $12 bonnet
for $8. It's nil in knowing how to handle
the salesman." " I wish you'd try it," sho
suggested. " I will by George! I will!
I'll bring you up a new bonnet in tho
morning, and I'll get it $1 cheaper than
you dare to!" Mr. Slick was ns good as
his word. Ho went into a millinery storo
the next forenoon with his eye-teeth all
sharpened, and with tho idea in his mind
that every bonnet in tho store was priced
at exactly S12. He looked around a little,
selected a bonnet that pleased him, and
pointing his cane at it nnd calling up in
bis deepest tones, be inquired : " Aro you
asking $12 for that bonnet?" Tho woman
Hushed, looked from the bonnet to the
man, and was trying te reply when ho
said : " These aro not tho times for out
rageous prices, and all buyers realize it.
I'll give you $8 for that bonnet, and not a
cent moro." "That that bonnet ."
" Eight dollars," ho interrupted, " and no
more!"' and she put the article in a box
and took his money. " What'd I tell my
wife, eh?" he whispered as ho went out.
" I tell you it takes a man to buy goods.
no matter whether it's fence posts or paper
cambric!"' When he sat down at home
and took tho cover off the box and held
up the bonnet, Mrs. Slick inquired : " How
muon Hid she charge you.' " Jiglit dol
lars, madame; while you would h ive paid
twelve. " " Richard!'1 she said, as she
tried to laugh all over at, once, " I was
with tho lady next door when she ordered
that bonnet for her cook, and the price
was to be four dollars! Yon see.it "
Ho held up his linger, counted tbri" lives
nut of his wallet and loft them on a chair
for her. 1'ioin th D-lroU 1'rcf. Vf.
"Good-bye," said Undo Joliu to Will,
as he entered th-i cars for a few weeks'
vacation in the country. "Good-bye, Will.
Got everything along?"
"Yes, uncle, I think I '...we. Th.e is
my trunk, and satchel, and gun, and um
"There, boy, I don't mean those traps.
They're not everything."
"Oh, something more important!"
" I guess I've got money enough to take
' Not that, my child."
Well I believe you think I'vo forgotten
my Bible, but I haven't."
'1 hope you haven t forgot that; thousrh,
to be sure, (it is an easy matter to take it
ilong uist for tho respectability ot the
thing. Mind you uso it. Hut how about
your religion? Is that going into tho
country with you? Many professed Chris;
tians tako a vacation from their reunion
just as they do from business. Don't do
that, my boy. Tako your religion with
you. You need it. Others need it too."
"T bank you, uncle."
"Tako your religion along!" sounded
in the young lad's ears ns ho took a seat
in the cars. It made him feel moro cour
teous to his fellow travelers. It helped
him speak a word to them.
"lake your religion along.' ecnoeu a
still small voieo as he met old friends in
the country village, and it helped him say
a word for Christ. It sounded from tho
church bell, nnd prompted him to speak
for his Master in tho littlo village prayer
meeting, whero a new voice was a great
encouragement. It urged him to tako tho
place of an absent teacher, and tell a class
of boys how pleasant ho found it serving
Months have passed since then, but
many still thankfully remember the young
man who took his religion along. 77io
" What is it?" Yesterday forenoon
a farmer's horso and wagon wero hitched
on Congress street, near Lamed, and after
tho man had gone into tho storo an indi
vidual, who must know something about
human curiosity, walked slowly down to
tho wagon and carefully examined a hind
wheel. In ten seconds ho was joined by
two boys. In a minute there was a crowd
of six. Tho man looked at tho wheel
from one sido nnd tho other, and tint in
creasing crowd did the same. In three
minutes there wero twenty poople around
tho wagon. Somo looked over into the
box and somo at tho wheels, but no onu
said anything. Tho man first mentioned
seized tho wheel and shook it and then
measured onu of the spokes with a pocket
rule. When lie had finished, the crowd
numbered forty. No ono could say what
had happened or was about to happen,
and the mystery was fast becoming in
tense, when a corpulent citizen bore down
on tbe crowd anil cried out :
" What's the matter hero any one been
' No. sir. ' was the quiet reply of tho
man with the pocket rule.
' What is it, then.'"
" I was looking at this hind wheel."
" What's the matter with the wheel?"
nsked tho fat man, as he seized aud shook
The fat man scowled, clenched his
hand, looked up and down ami then slid,
and in thirty seconds no ono was left
around tho wagon but a smill boy who
was trying lo hook an old umbrella.
Detroit Free I'ress.
Rtifus Choate, in an important marine
assault-nnd-battery-at-sea case, had Dick
Barton, chief mate ot tho flipper ship
Challenge, on tho stand, aud badgere.i
him so about an hour that at last Dick got
his salt water up nnd hauled by the v iul
to bring tho keen Boston lawyer under his
At tho beginning of his testimony Dick
had said that the night was as dark as
pitch, nnd raining like seven bolls.
' , . , . . t . r-tt . l i i
&iiatieniy iur. iuoiuu itsnuu mm :
Was there any moon that night?
Did you sco it?
Not a mito.
Then how did you know thoro was a
Nautical almanac said so, nnd 1 11 ba-
believo that eoonen'n any lawyer in tho
Ah you re growing sharp, Mr. Barton.
What in blazes have you boon grinding
me this hour for to make me dull?
Bo civil, sir. And now toll me in what
latitude and longitude you crossed tho
Shoo! you're joking!
No, sir! Iam in earnest, and I desire
you to answor me.
I Brian T
Ah, you refuse to answor mo?
Indeed; yon are chief mato of a clipper
ship, and unable to answer so simplo a
Yes, His the simplest question I was
ever asked in my life. Why, I thought
every fool of a lawyer knew there ain't no
latitude on the equator!
That shot floored Rufus Choate.
Culture of the intellect without religion
In the heart, is only civilized barbarism
and distinguished annihilism. Sunzcn.