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HENRY A. PARSONS, Jr., Editor and Publisher.
Two Dollars per Annum.
ELDGfWAY, ELK COUNTY, PA., THUHSDAY, JUNE 15. 1882
Don't Slop Over.
"Don't slop over," the old man said,
As ha placed bii hand on the young man',
" Go it by all means. Oo It fast;
Go it while leather and horseshoes last;
Go it while hide and hair on liorso
Will hold together. Oh, go it, of course
Go it as fast as ever you o m
But don't slop over, my dear young man.
Don't slop over. You'll find, somo day,
That keeping an eyo to wiu'ard wjil pj.
A horse may mn a little too long;
A preacher may preach a fraction too strong;
A poet who pleaeej thu world with rhymes
May writ?, and rogrot It in aftor-times;
Eeep the end ol the effort ever in view,
And don't slop over, whatever you do.
Don't slop over. The widest of men
Are bouiid to slop over now and then;
And the wisest, at work or at feast, ,
Are the very ones that blunder the least.
Those that for spilt milk never wail
Are tho ones that carry the steadied pail.
Wherever you go, go in for the fat,
But don't slop over and freeze to that.
"Don't slop over. Distrust yourself,
Nor always reach to the highest shelf;
Tho next to tho highest will generally do,
And answer the needs of such as you.
Climb, of course; but always stop
And take your breath this tide of tho top;
And you will roich it in wind aud strong,
Without slopping over. This ends my song."
The Burning Transport
AN ENGLISH NAVAL OFFICER S STOUT,
The fleet lay off ''North Fleet Hope,"
awaiting the flag of Hear-Admiral Cof
fin, who had been appointed to succeed
the gallant Collingwood, and, a heavy
gale prevailing at the time, the ships
were riding to the tiud, regardless of
tide, when night closed around us.
Some thirty eail of merchantmen,
tinder convoy of one of our fastest
frigates, weio anchored in the en
trance of the Djwns, and between
us and them lay two convict
ships, while a fleet of trausport3,
With troops for the East Indit s, were
anchored just astern of ns, the largest
the Wellesley being anchored on our
starboard quarter, and scaiea three
cables' length distant.
Being senior passed midshipman of
the old Sovereign at the time, I was
honored with supreme command of a
whole anchor-watch, and having the
first watch that night enjoyed the hap
piness (?) of strutting the quarter-deck
exposed to the wind and rain, while my
more humble and consequently more
fortunate watchmates sought shelter in
the lee of the bulwarks, or, stowod
. snugly away beneath the guns, whiled
away tho dreary watch with yarns of
dangers and battles past.
It Lad just strucs. three bells, and
save the measured tr?ad of the sentinels
on duty, the pattering of the driving
rain and the deep breathings of full six
bnndred sleepers, scarce a sonnd broko
the silence reigning throughout the
vast hull of the old Sovereign. Even
I had baited, half-Jeeming cur dreary
watch at an end; and, half-supported by
the cabin f-kylight, was indulging in
Visions of calm repose.
While standing thus,' with face
averted from the driving storm, a deep
red -gleam illumintd the dwknees on
onr starboard quarter, increasing so
rapidly that ere a minute elapsed the
upper works, lower niabt and jaids of
tho Wellesley were plainly defined in
the red glare", in an instant the truth
flashed upon me, the was on fire ; and
bounding to the skylight I shouted:
"Porwavd gun of the starboard for
Vwaid division on the spar-deck I Fire I
It was our uiguul gun, and kept con
tinually loaded, bo that my order was
obej ed iu an inbtant, while I followed
up the report with the order, "Bo'sen's
mate, pipe all hands to quarters."
The first lieutenant was at my sid
ere thesouudof tho mate's bbr 11 whistle
bad ceased reverberating on our maiD,
gnu, and beitli decks, when he instantly
diuaed tho cause of tho a lam, and as
suming command, shouted, "FirelPjpe
down all boats 1 Waist and afterguard,
pass the engines up from below! Top
men, hook yard and stay tackles. Fore
castle men and sail trimmers, pass the
messenger and take to."
In an instant all was bustle and
preparation, and ere a lapio of two
minutes the report of " messenger
passed" was followed by that of " boats
allreadv;' when Captain Wilraer, who
bad gamed the deck, shouted, " Offi
cers in charge of boats, to yot-r stations!
Bo'sen, pipe all boats away ! ' I sprang
from the rail, grasped the yard tackle,
and in an instant la tar landed in the
launch, of which I had command. We
then fell off, and in a few moments
were scudding swiftly toward the burn
ing ship. It is alinott needless to add
that our example was followed by the
various commanders in the fleet, and on
dropping alongside the Wellesley we
mustered a fleet of some sixty boats
capable of accommodating at least nine
bnndred hands, a larger number, fortu
nately, than were placed in peri).
The moment tho first boat reached
the transport the work of debarkation
commenced, but owing to the tremen
dous gale and heavy s?a progressed bnt
slowly, while the rapid advance of the
fire drove numbers from the deck to
seek safety in the sea, from which they
were rescued as promptly as pos
sible. It was truly a thrilling eo?ne. The
bull of the transport was evidently con
verted into aperieot volcano, while from
each of her batches leaped a tongue of
flame, which, seizing on her fresh tarred
rigging, transfem d the whole mass iato
a delicate tracery of fire, and speedily
oonxuming it left her taut fpirs to
tumble one after another over the stern,
killing and wounding numbers in their
This catastrophe, although resulting
in death to many, proved a means of
safety to many others who m ght other
wise have perished, as it established a
direct means of communication with
many of the boats which could not gain
position alongside. And thus the
work went on, boat after boat departing
with its load of icorched, half naked
and shivering troops, with a light
sprinkling of women and children, until
nearly all were saved, when the task
commenced of Jowerinsj the insensible
foims of those who bad been hurt by
the falling spars, in the rush which had
taken place on tho diaoovery of the
fire, or had fainted from exocssive
Oar boat bsing scarce one third full,
we hauled alongside to receive our
quota of the unfortunate creatures,
whom we handled as tenderly as possi
ble, laying them in a tier in the stern
sheets, to the number of ten, when hav
ing as many as we oonld accommodate,
we dropped astern, and shipping our
oars we runde a futile attempt to re
gain the Royal Sovereign. Finding
that we could not gain an iuoh, I seized
npon the Mist lull in the gale to put the
tiller hard up, when the launch swung
off, and catching the next sea broad on
her bow, careened so heavily that she
lalf-filled, when the second caught her
fairly astern, and fortunately righted
her, bearing off Fomo eight or ten
fathoms on its boiling, bubbling crest,
and leaving ps in a proper position to
scud with safety.
The briny. bath exercised a reanimat
ing effeot upon several of our insensible
cargo, ono of wh-jm a female be
trayed the fact of her restoration by
I . t. . . ..
louaiy demanding tier child.
"My child 1 my child I Where
mj little Edward? ' she demanded, in
tones ot thrilling anguish. "Tell me
tor tne lova of heaven, it any of you
novo reen mvcuiiar
"Merciful Heaven 1 what do I hear?
the voice cf mv bentfactress ?" ex
claimed a young man. who sat on the
.front part, supporting the form of a
young woman, who had evidently re
ceived fearful irjnrius prior to her
rescue from the burning wreok. "Is
this Mm. Clifford?' he naked, gently
linquishing his insensible burden.
" It is," responded the lady, instantly
adding, "Whoever you are you evi
dently know me, and must know some
thing of my darling. Oh, have yon
seen mm i is ne sale t Tell me,
mi m 1 -a . a ...
wouia 10 ueaven 1 coniai" ex
claimed the man, passionately. "Bill
Hunter would be only too happy to
prove nis gratitude to tho benefactress
of his wife.
" Oh, Hunter, my child, my Edward,
ana my nusoana '
"Nay, madanie, Captain Clifford
must be safe," rejoined the man, hastily.
I' I saw Lim myself actively employed
in removing tne insensible from below,
ana ne may have saved the child."
".may navo, she repeated; but yon
not certain, Hunter? Oh, you are net
certain, and this suspense is worse than
death!" And the poor bereaved mother
groaned in her anauiBh. and claBDinsr
nor nanas over Her eves sat rookinor
her body to and fro, and nttering that
deep, convulsive sob, which betrays so
fully a breaking heart.
" And she interceded so eloquently
in our Denau mat my snsan might ao
company me I ' murmured the soldier,
m cn audible tone, as he resumed his
seat and his former burden, on tho
pallid brow of whioh ho pressed a fond
kiss, adding, "My poor wife 1 Would
to Heaven yon had remained with my
parents ; you would have escaped this
suffering, and perhaps death I" And
the gallant fellow bowed his head, con
cealing his face in his hands, probably
to hide the tears which were an honor
to his manhood, since called forth by
tne suuering and probable late of ono
who had forsaken friends and home to
follow his uncertain fortunes.
A minute later we rounded to under
th counter of and received a line from
tho Delmar transport, alongside of and
into which one boat was already dis-
charaing her freight of rescned.
"Ship ahoy I Cn you accommodate
twenty more r i demanded, as my bow
line made fast to Lim.
"Av, my lad, a hundred I" was the
trumpeted reply. "Haul up, haul up
at once, and olear the track for others 1"
We obeyed, gaining, with difficulty, a
position beneaih tho gangwpy, when
the debarkation of our freight com
menced, the insensible wife of the
young soldier being the first attached to
tho whip by which the helpless were
taken on board. Mrs. Clifford was the
second, the soldier having devoted him
self to her as soon as he beheld his wife
in safety, while I, seizing npon the first
opportunity, bounded into the Del
mar's main chains, and gained her deck
at the moment that the bereaved
mother was relieved from the whip,
when, reoognizingme, she rushed to my
tide, and grasping my arm, exclaimed:
' What shall I do ? now shall I dis
cover the fate of my husband and
" You must bo quiet, madame," re
sponded I, urgently. "It is impossible
to learn anything regarding them just
now, or indeed before this gale sub
sides, when I have no doubt you will
find them snfe and sound. They may
huve reached some other vessel ere this.
Indeed, 'tis more than probable they
have done so, sinoa to my certain
knowledgo but few of the Wellesley's
company ore lost."
" Bless you I" said she. "May heaven
bless you for your consoling words I
Yet I apprehend the worst. Do you
think that they have reached this ves
"Probably, madame, but I will ascer
tain," I replied ; and, advancing a few
paces with the trembling mother still
clinging to my arm, I was about to ask
if any ono of the rescued answered to
the name of Captain Clifford, when the
young soldier elbowed his way through
the crowd, exclaiming: "Mrs. Clifford I
Mrs. Clifford I 1 have found him 1"
"Found whom ?" she demanded, wild
ly. "Whom have you found ?"
"Captain Clifford, your husband,
"And my child my Edward? Speak 1
What of him? But lead me to my
husband, he will tell me all."
The young soldier guided her through
the crowd in silenoe; while deeply in
terested in the meeting about to take
place, I followed to where a gentleman
in the undress of an infantry offioer lay
partially supported by a half-naked
soldier, his countenance expressing at
onoe the keenest physical anguish and a
supreme decree oi mental happiness.
"Thank Heaven; you are safe, my be
loved Lucy; but where is"
"Edward I On, Father of Mercies I
came to yon, my husband, for tidings of
our uoy. uan it be that you are as ig
norant as myself ?"
"I never saw him but onco after the
alarm, Lucy, and then he was in the
nurse's arms. She was seeking you ;
and I, deeming him safe with Ler Oh I
my child, my child t and I disabled and
cannot searoti for him I'
" In the nurse's arms I" repeated the
joung soldier. " Wny, that wa Susan.
vu yon nit an, said ne, "you saw
Master Ed w.ird with my wifo, captain ?"
"Ay, Hanter," was the reply.
' Where is your wife ? The child must
be with her."
" Alas, no, sir. My wife is here. See
she is insensible," paid the young
soldier ; and as he spoke he bent over
the form I had failed to observe, ad.
ding, " I found her beneath a prostrate
spar, ry wnion sue had neon struck
down, and, wrenching it aside, grasped
the precious burden and escaped with
it, as you see.''
"Then, Lucy, darlin?, our child is
lost I" murmured tho stricken offioer,
gently drawing the crouching form of
his wife to his breast, where she faint
ed, while the yonng soldier, bounding
to his feet, exclaimed: "Not yet I no,
no not vet ; not yet ! I know lb spot
where Susan lay. The fire has not
reaohed it yet, and Master Edward must
be there if not among the resoued.
Who'll go with me to the burning
" I will, my man 1'' I shouted, seized
with a wild ambition to aid him in re
storing the child to its parents, and
graiping his arm I fairly dragged him
to the rail, on which I leaned, shouting:
"Volunteers for the wreck I Sover
eigns, ahoy I A chill is left in yonder
burning ship I Who will follow me to
the rescue 1"
The demand was instantly responded
to by the unanimous shout of the
launch's crew, "Sovereigns to the res
cue I'' when I turned inboard, shouting,
"a lighter boat I In heaven's name let
us have a lighter boat 1"
" Lower away tho gig I" shouted some
one on deck, when, paining no longer,
I leaped from the rail iuto the launob,
followed by the intrepid soldier.
Scarce a minute elapsed ere the Del
mar's gig was down, and five of my
men, the soldier aud myself, safel?
seated on her thwarts, when an unre
strained use of our knives severed the
davit-tackles, and we were free.
"Bear her off with yonr oars, and
ship all, my lads I" I exclaimed, vainly
endeavoring to find the rudder, when,
abandoning the search, I grasped the
loom of tho alter oar, which the sol
dier had secured, and lent my strength
toward the impulsion of the buoyant
craft through or over the maddened
billows, while from the Dolmar's deck
came a cheering shout:
"Give way, my lads, my noble hearts.
and may Heaven speed you I1'
we did give way, each stroke of the
oars making the little boat fairly leap
irom tne brine, wmie tne lito-boat
model on which she was constructed
rendered us secure from all danger of
being swamped. And it was fortunate
for us that her thwarts, stern-sheets
and dais were air-tight lockers. Hud
they been otherwise nothing could
have prevented ns from going down.
inasmuch as we were half-full of water
ere we had accomplished half the dis
tance to the wreck.
We had made the passage to the Del-
mar in the short space of four minutes,
but our passage from her to the wreok
consumed four times that period anl
tenfold the exertion, while in a few
words tho young soldier informed me
of the cause of bis daring.
llo nad married without the consont
of his colonel, and the regiment being
sooa after ordered on foreign service.
he in vain besought permission for his
wife to accompany him. Colonel R iss
WdB inexorable, nutil his daughter, the
youu wife of Captain Clifford
espoused the cause of the anguioh
stricken Susan, aud ventured to inter.
ced in her behalf. He could denv hU
daughter nothing, so ho consented,
promising that she should take Susan
into her service, bv which means h
would be spared the charge of suspend
ing an established rule in her case. In
this manner had the youthful soldinr
and his young wife been spared the pain
of separation, and in return for that
kind intercession he was now nrovin
At length we reached the burning
wreok, when a new difficulty presented
itself. How were we to board it ? To
attempt such a feat to leeward was
worse than folly, for the wreck, relieved
of its top hamper, rode partly to the
ebb, which was now setting strong,
heaving the dismantled hull into the
trough of the sea, which made frequent
breaches over hor, retarding the pro
gress of the flames, and preserving al
most entire her starboard side.
An attempt to board to windward
would have been equal madness, and
we were debating upon the feasibility
of an attempt to board by the wreck of
the rnizzen topmast, which hung droop
ing to tho surface, from the stern, when
How near can you go with safety,
" Within two boats' length." I re
"Then sheer in," said he, "and I will
swim the rest."
"Nonsense I You couldn't I" re
sponded I, startled by the proposition.
"I have accomplished feats as danger
ous for a less momentous object," said
he. "I'll tiy it. I cn but fail 1"
Give way gently, men!" said I.
avoiding a reply for a moment, in order
to consider the proposal in all its bear
ings, when the boat, losing headway
and being to windward, began to close
with the wreck.
We were three boats' length, when
he dropped his oar and wai about to
spring, but I restrained him, saying,
Hold on I You will have a bettor
chance by that spar over the stern, but
how can you reach the boat if you are
fortunate enough to find the child?"
Xiet me but find it." be exclaimed.
" and Ion afford to trust for safetv in
Him who rules the wind and waves."
We were strn to. and within a boat's
length of the wreck at the moment.
when signing to the crew to give way, I
'Oo, then, in His name, and ha'
to go with you I"
And the next instant we were both
struggling in the hissing brine.
A minute later and we wore clamber
ing np the top-mast, from which we
passed on deok, where we were obliged
to pause, our passage being cut off by
tne destruction ol tna mam deok from
the main hatoh aft, a portion of the
weather-side forward remaining un
scathed. " If the child lives, nnresoned. it is
there, sir, ' said Hunter, indicating a
portion of the foremast, with a heap of
smoking canvas which lay along the
Weather-side, just forward the chesatree.
" Follow me, then," said I, briefly;
and clambering over the quarter-rail I
crawled along outside the bulwark,
clinging to th chained hammock rail,
until I reaohed tha forwarl -channels,
when I bounded inboard, followed by
my gallant companion.
" It was here I found my wife; and,
thank heaven, the child is here, alive I"
he exclaimed, as the faint wail of an
infant saluted our ears.
It was but the work of a minute to
olear away the mass Vhich oonoealed
the infant, whom we fennd lying beside
the wreck ot the spar, while the
charred weather rigging had fallen in
such a manner as afforded it proteotion
against injury from the feet of those
who must have passtd and repassed
the spot in the hurry and excitement
Hunter clasped the ehild in his arms,
and spurning all my plotters of aid.pro
oeded ma to the taffnil by the same
dangerous path we had previously trod
den, when the boat, being near at
hand he fearlessly committed him
self and charge to th mercy of the
waves. My gallant crew being pre
pared for the event were ready, and for
tunately able to render him prompt and
efficient aid, scarce a minute elapsing
ere they had him safe on board. My
rescue followed, of cotrse, and was ef
fected with greater difficulty, a moun
tain billow breaking while I was im
mersed and heading me and the boat
asunder, when nearly two minutes
passed ere the came within my reach.
At length I was in her stern sheets
again, and a few minntes later we
dropped alongside of the Dolmar,
where our success was already known,
and where our presence wan hailed with
a genorrl manifestation ot joy.
Need I tell you how the Mght of that
reunion of parents and child rewarded
me tenfold for my share in the rescue
of the latterl Bat I must add that 1
was delighted when Colonel Boss ap
proached the young soldier as he stood
supporting his now conscious wife, and
receiving the congratulations of his
friends and extending his hand, whioh
the young man humbly clasped, said:
'Hunter, brave men carry their own
reward with them; but, both as your
commanding officer and friend, your
action of this night claims at my hands
a grateful and public- aobnowledrrment.
I will see to your future and to that of
Although I didn't sleep soundly the
remainder of that night in the ham
mock swung for me in the ward-room
of the Dolmar, yet I never retired to
reBt so perfectly contented with myself
and all mankind as on tiat night, ren
dered memorablo by theburning of the
Cnst r's Last battle.
The case of Ssbastiaa Beck, whose
career among the Siotx Indians has
been noted in this journal, has been
fully investigated at the couny
poor office by Oerseir MtConegal.
Daring the recounting of his wander
ings tue old man gave t reporter from
this journal a cleaver hsigut into the
battle of the "Little Bi Horn" than he
had before. Beck, wko had been a
captive among the Sioui for eight, years,
partiub ated in that tattle. Ila re
counted the details of the mur.terous
charge upon Caster, in his broken
English, in a manner that was interest
ing, even to those who were familiar
with the slaughter of tho gallaut gen
eral and his bind. He said that upon
tho night of the charge Sitting Bull ex
pected Custer, and bad massed all his
forces and had a band of 8 000 war
riors, ot which he was one. The plan
of their battle was as follows: The In
dians fenced in a large corral with sap
lings, and within built fires. Upon the
saplings they hung their blankets, and
within they fixed billets of wood, to
represent themselves as seated about
the fires. They went iuto the moun
tains surrounding the spot and waited
nn'il Caster and his oompanj
should be attracted to the trap they
had devised. They were successful,
for the general saw the light, recon
noitered, and thought his chance had
come. He opened fire npon the In
dians. This was the signal. With one
fell swoop 3,000 painted fiends rushed
down upon him from the mountain
sides. In a moment the little band of
300 men were surrounded, and the un
equal ed battle was oommenced. Beck
said that Custer showed no fear, but
rode into the fight with eyes and saber
flashing, and never raised it but that be
left upon tome redskin's face his bloody
and ragged-edged trade-mark, "X
whioh so many of his victims in tho
late war knw so well. One by
one his men fell around him, and
at lust he stood alone among
them battling with his trusty saber in
his remaining right hand. But at last
be too fell, pierced by seven shots.
Book said that his fight was terrible in
its destruotiveness. Fourteen of those
Indiins who entered the fray paid for
it with their lives, and their cold, copper-hued
faces lay turned to the morn
ing sun next day, with those of the 300
brave soldiers who followed the brave
Caster into his last fiht. This is the
story of the old captive of the Sioux,
who claims he was there and saw that
intrepid offioer die. His last words
were: " I am alone; I have done my
best; the boys are all gone and I will
go with them," lloclmter (IT, Y.)
Democrat. . .
Ttr an otnnn'mint mada wifti a l,aof.
nut tree thirty-ve years old to calou-t
late the amount if moisture evaporated
from the leaves, it was found to lose
sixteen gallons ox water in twenty-four
The quail is a doiid bird, bat it gen
erally oies game.
BUM DAT K1UDLNG.
A native of Japan, who took his life
in his hands that, he might come to
country where God's love was recog
nized as true, was asked to read in t
school in Boston a sentence in his na
tive language. He consented, and prom
ising that he would ntter what was to
him the most interesting sentence thai
could be spoken to man, repeated tht
familiar verse, "God so loved the world
that he gave Lis only begotten son, that
whosoever believeth in Him shnld not
pcrMi, but have everlasting life." I
need not say that in the New Testament
there are to bn found scores of sum
marie I of the Gospel like this, which
do most positively declare that this is
the import and intent of the life and
death ot Christ; not a part ot it, but
the whole of it; not a fragment, to be
supplemented by other fragments, but
the rounded and completed whole,
embracing in a sentence all that Chris
tianity emphasizes and declares. Prov
Rellelnus en aud Kotes.
The British people gave $5,310,950
for foreign missions last year.
Presbyterian pastors are scarce in
Texas, there being but seventy for 160
The Baptists in the South number
altogether 1,715,794, of whom 974,100
are white and 741,694 negroes.
The Methodist hospital, ou Frospoct
Heights, Brooklyn, will cost, ground
and nine buildings, about 500,000.
The first Welsh church in Ohio wa
founded in 1S03. At present there are
in the State forty churches with 3,000
The Bev. James Smith, an English
Baptist missionary at Delhi, in speaking
of the progress of the Gospel in India,
says: Thirty years ago we used to have
a convert every two or three years, now
we count them by scores annually.
Among the anniversaries recently
held in London was that of the South
American Missionary society. The mag
nitude (f the woik undertaken by this
society may be inferred from the state
ment in the report tint there are 21,
OuO.OOO South Americans within reach
of the efforts of the missionaries,
Srn Francisco has fifteen Citbolio
churches and ten chapels, fifteen Pres
byterian churches, fourteen MethodiBt,
eleven Episcopal, nine Baptist, six
Congregational aud two Swedenbor
gian. There are also many churches of
a mi'cellaueons character. It is esti
mitcd that there is one church for every
2,000 of the population.
Of 185 Methodist churches in Ver
mont nine have a membership of over
2f)0 each. Total mombcrs in full, 15,
998. The number of additions by con
fession during tho lust year was 000.
The Sabbath-schools number 17,751
scholars, 2 531 officers and teachers in
228 schools. Few of these churehes
dato b.iok more. than fifty years.
The building committee of the
Christian church in Washington, of
which President Garfield was an clli ial
member, has given out tho contract for
the new building. The church will be
pushed to a speedy and satisfactory
completion. It is to be trectcdonthe
site of the present frame chapel, which
is to be moved. It will be beaudful
addition to the already improved sec
tion of the city where it is to be located.
The Rev. Griffith John, who has foi
many years been engaged iu mission
work in China, was recently in London,
where he adlressed many of the
ehivches. He frays hi? chief lament is
thai the missionary prayer moeting,
which was formerly ai interesting fea
ture in most churches, has either beeD
given np or has fallen into a condition
of coldness and dullness. Hfl earnestly
asks for a renewal of the old-timefeivoi'
which animated these meetings. Ho
has returned to Gains.
Bathing.. Bathing is indisponsablt
to health. It is a preventive of s:ck
ness and a remedy for disease. Tho
water cure people, who believe that
water is ihe enra all, the universal rem
edy for every ill that flesh is heir to,
mo not so far wring; they are on the
right track, if they do run it into the
ground a little at the far end. For, at
the old proverb tays, cleanliness is next
to godliness, and ai wo know that the
latter virtue is a sure preventive and
cure for ai disorders of the mind and
thought, and keeps the eouI pure and
clem, so cleanliness ii to the body
what godliness is to tho thought and
Food fob Infants. The French
Commissioners on the Hygiene of In
fancy, in awarding the prize in a com
petition of efsiyiHtp, report that the
conclusions generally arrived at lead to
the following reoommendations : No
child should be reared cn artificial
fcod when tho mothor can suckle it,
but such food is preferable to placing
the chill with a wet-nnrse, poorly
remunerated, and living at her own
home. For successfully bringing np an
infant by hand the best milk is that oi
a cow that has recently calved, or simi
larly of a goat, to which should be
aided during the first week a half part
of water, and subsequently a fourth oi
less, accor.li' g to the digestive powers'
ot the child. Glass .or earthenware
alono shou'dbe used. No vulcanized
india rut. bar mou'h pieces or vessels
containing lead ought to be employed.
A Caution. Boys who are about to
run in races or to leap, pat on a belt
and a' rap it tightly in order, ss they
say, to hold in their wind or breath.
Workmen who are about to lift weights
or carry heavy burdens, put on a belt
for the same purpose, their declaration
being that it give support. Aotually
there in not a figment of truth in this
belief. The belt impedes respiration,
compieses the abdominal muscles,
compiesies the mmcles of the back,
subjecting them to unnecessary friction,
and aotually impedes motion, beside
the other injuries, the use of the bel'
frequently causes hernia or rupture.
Vr. Foote'$ Health Monthly.
Aotivity is not proof of industry no
more than a handsome faoe is prool
of ft warm heart.
Some men and women talk bj ths
yard and think by the inoh.
When a man's upper story is empty
his mouth will advertise the fact.
Don't be hasty in your speeoh, for
"a word and a stone once let go cannot
The power of pleasing is founded on
the wish to please. The strength of the
wish is the measure of the power.
No man was born wise, for wisdom'
and virtue require a tutor, though we
can easily learn to be vicious without a
Though avarice will preserve a man
Imm being nucessilously poor it gener
ally makes him too poor to be
There are as good horses drawing in
carts as in coaches, and as good men
are engaged in humble employments as
in the highest.
The influence of many good people
ii undoubtedly much diminished by
their want of that courtesy which has
been well called benevolence in small
Our very best friends have a tincture
of jealousy even in their friendship, and
when they hear us praised by others
will ascribe it to sinister and interested
motives if they ran.
If there be one thing upon earth that
mankind love aud admire better than
another, it is a brave man; it is a man
who dares to look tho devil in the face
and tell him he is a devil.
A man should be careful never to tell
tales of himself to his own disadvantage.
People may be amused and laugh at the
time, but they will be remembered and
brought out against him on some sub
A Long-tost Son Found,
A romantio episode in every-day life
has come to light in Dedham, Mass.
John Finn resides with his wife and a
portion of his family in a neat cottage,
of which he is the owner, located on or
near the boundary line of Dadham and
Boston. Here he has resided for at
least twenty-five years. He has had
three sons, one of whom, John, en
listed in the army during the "late un
pleasantness" knd was killed. The
other two sons were named Cor
nelius and William. Cornelius was a
lad about seventeen at the outbreak of
tlm wr. He suddenly left town, and
his parents heaiiag nothing of his
whereabouts concladed that he, too,
had enlisted, especially as during the
war they read of one Cornelius Finn,
attached to a New York regiment, being
killed. The family mourned for him
as sinoerely as they did the death of
Last September William went to Col
orado to settle, hoping to better him-'
self. While seated in a room in the
western portion of the State one after
noon soon after his arrival there a
miner entered and announced to the
company present that Cornelius Finn
bad opened a new mine. William, taken
aback somewhat by the name, said that
he had had a brother once whose name
was Cornelius Finn. To which the
minor responded by looking at the
stranger and declaring that he resem
.bled Cornelius Finn, the miner, and
might be his brother. Cornelius be
came greatly agitated upon learning
the name of the stranger and that he
came from Dedhaoo, and immediately
started for the town.
The meeting was decidedly affecting.
Cornelius at once recognized William
as his brother, although William, bei-ig
younger, had not so strong a recollec
tion of Cornelius. Mutual explanations
followed and Cirnetius related bis
wanderings since leaving home. He
had gone S rath iu 1861 and entered
tho army. At the conclusion of the
war he drited to C ilorado, where he
had inteiested himself in mining and
hud become wealthy. Itegardiug his
neglect to send a letter home, he ex
plained that he had read in the papers
of the death of his parents, oud had
nlso the report substantiated by Juhn
Finn, a foimer res dent of Dedham,
whom he met.. He had abandoned all
hope of ever seeing or hearing from hii
folks. He at onoe took William With
him to his mining camp and gave him
an important position. His father has
received a check for 81,000. Boston
Tho Russian Sunday.
In Russia Sunday is the favorite fchop
ping day of all classes. Althongh the
evil of this has been pointed out by
most foreign writers in Bussia, and by
many native ones, it is only of late years
that public feeling has been awakened
in the mutter. This haa been partly due
to the discontent evinced by the classes
exposed to Sunday work, but more par-
ticularly to the urlaence nf that evan-1
gelioil movement within and without
the Russian church which is one of the
most interesting features of modern Bus.
siai progress. Archdeacon Bogoyav
lensky recently preached n sermon in
one of the cathedrals of Mosoow, the
theme of tho venerable ecclesiastic
being the Snnday closing movement, in
favor of which an immense petition,
signed by most of tha clerks of St. Pe
tersburg, has just been presented to the
emperor. Referring to this and to a
disousaon by the Mosoow mnnioipal
council in behalf of tho movement, the
archdeacon demanded of the orthodox
"whether they were not ashamed to
open their shops on a Sunday when the
(hops of the foreigner, of the English
and German merchants at Mosoow, are
closed on that dr."
Can't a Wagon Have Two Horses t
II 4 is a very small boy. just bwyond
the limits of bubyhood. His precocious
ness is well reoognized by those who
know him, and sometimes people try to
corner him in a logioal way.
The other dy some one took him np
and asked him if he was not papa's
Ho answered, "Yes."
" And are you mamma's boy, too ?"
"Yes," replied Charlie.
Well, how can you be papa's boy
and mamma's boy both at the same
tiino ? ' was asked him.
"Oh," replied Charlie, indifferently,.
" can't it wagon have two horses V
She will not smile;
6he will not itlr;
I marvel while
I look on her.
The lips are ohilly
And will not tpeaV;
The ghost of lily
In either cheek.
Eer hair ah met
Her hair her hitrl
My hands go there!
But my cat etwee
Meet not licrs,
Oh golden tre-ees
That thread my tears!
I kits the eyes
On either lid,
Where Uer love lies
Foi ever hid.
I cease my weeping -
And (mile and Bay,
I will be sleeping
Thus, some day.
Jamet Whiioomb BUfg-
HUJttOB OF THE DAY.
Paris green is the fashionable color
. The reason they say "the gay widow",
is because she mourns her husband only
for a second. '
The man who said, " I always take
things as they come," was probably
bred a photographer.
Mike Hogg is the editor of an agri
cultural paper in Kentucky. He nose
a good deal about corn.
"An Austrian proposes to deliver let
ters by electricity." It is likely some
of the recipients will be shocked.
It is well to patronize home industry,
but teeth-picking at American restaur
ant tables is already sufficiently thriv
ing. " It is," says the Court Journal, " as
tonishing what advanced steps the
Americans are taking in muyo." Here
i j direct encouragement for the organ
grinders to keep moving on.
" Have you," asked the judge of a re
cently convicted man, "anything to
offer the court before sentence is
passed?'' "No, your honor," replied
the prisoner; "my lawyer took my
last cent I"
" Intelligent 1" said the man, of his
setter dog. "He knows a heap, sir.
Why, once he took a dislike to a man,
and went out and induced the man to
kick him, so I wonld whip the man I
Fact, sir 1"
"Well, you are the biggest goose I
ever saw," exclaimed Jones to the part
ner of his joys and sorrows. And Mrs.
Jones smiled upon him with a seraphio
smile as she-remarked, "Oh, Jones,
you are such a self -forgetful darling V
MIKPiKlNO TO LEAVB TOWK.
Be rtratifhtcnert his hackund wiped the sweat
From Ilia brow bo fiery rud,
" I would rather travtl with Jumbo, dear,
Than travel with you," he aaid.
She darted an angry t-dnnce and cried :
" Why, Walter, you must bo drunk."
4Vm eober enough," he uutd, to know
That J umbo cun pack hi owu trunk."
The Cold Summer.
The weather in Now York in the year
181C was as follows: January was mild
so that fire was not needed n.uch of the
timo in rooms. February was mild,
with but a few cold days. March was
cold and boisterous the first half, then
mild to the middle of April, when win
ter sot in with ice and snow, which
continued through May. Ice formed
and the fruit Luis weie
killed, and every tender plant
doHtrovecl. Corn uid potatoes were
replanted and killed until too late.
June, the coldest ever known ; frost,
ice or snow almost every night, de
stroying every growing thing that
cold woald kill. Sjow fell ten inches
deep in Vermont and Maiue, three
inches in the interior of New York State
and a part of Pennsylvania and Mas
sachusetts. July was cold and frosty.
Ico formed as thick as window glass
in Now England. Indian corn was
killed everywhere except some favored
spots in Massachusetts. August was
worse still, for where corn escaped it
was frozen, cat up, and dried for fod
der. Ice formed half an inch thick,
and almost every growing green thing
was destroyed in this country and in
Europe. Very little ocrn ripened in
the Middle States; corn for seed
in 1817, raisod in 1815, cost from
SI to 85 per bushel. The
first half cf September was the mildest
of the seson; then it became cold and
frosty and continued through October.
November was the coldest ever known,
cold and blustering; snow fell so as to
make good sleighing. December was
mild aud comfortable. Great fears
were felt for the future season, but 1817
was a fine, fruitful season.
The New Siamese Twins.
The brothers Tocci, born iu Turin in
1877, are considered to be even more
curious than the famou i Siamese twins.
They have two well formed beads,
two pairs of arms, and two thoraoes,
with all internal organs; but at the level
of the sixth rib they coalesce into one
' They have only one abdomen, one
right and one left leg.
It is a ourious fact that the right leg
moves only under the control ot the
right twin (named Baptiste), while the
other is movable only by the left twin
As a result, they are nnable to walk.
This left foot is deformed, and ia an ex
ample of talipes equinus. Each infant
has a distinct moral personality; one
cries while the other is laughing; one
is awake while the other sleeps. When
one is sitting up. the other is in a rosi-
lion almost horizontal. Fresse MedicaU
See that you are proud, but let jour
pride be of the right kind. Be too
proud to be lazy, too proud to give up
without conquering every diffloulty, too
proud to be in company that you cannot
keep np with in expenses, too proud to
Twelve thousand shovels and two
thousand spades are turned out everv
woekia the Voit4 States,