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.al ,o th HER~ALD OFFICE
LOVE IN WINTER.
"Oh. love is like the roses,
And every rose shall fall,
eF1or sure as Summer close.i
They perish, one und all.
Then love, while leaves are on the trees,
And birds sing in the bowers;
When winter comes, too late 'twill be
S To pluck the happy flowers.
It is a m.aiden singing,
An ancient girl, in sooth;
The dizzy rooru is ringing
With her shrill song of youth;
The white keys sob as swift she tries
Each shrill and shrieking scale:
"Oh, love is like the roses!" cries
This muslined nightingale.
In a dark corner d.zing
I close uy eyes and ears,
And call up, while reposing,
A glimpse from other years;
A genre-piciure, quaint and Dutch,
I see from this dark seat,
'Tis full of human brightness, such
As makes remembrance sweet.
Flat leagues of endless meadows
(In Holland lies the scene),
Where uauy pollard shadows
O'er nut-brown ditches lean;
Gray clouds above that never break,
Mists the pale sunbeams stripe,
With groups of steaming cattle, make
A landscape "after Cuyp."
A windmill, and below it
A cottage near a road,
Where sono meek pastoral poet
Might mak- a glad abode;
A cottage witi a garden, where
Prim squaresof pansies grow,
And, sitting on agarden-chair,
A dame with locks of snow.
In trim black, trussed and bodiced,
t, With petticoat of red.
And on l.er bosom modest
A kerchief white bespread.
Alas! the breast that heaves below
Is shriveled now and thin,
Though vestal thoughts as white as snow
Still palpitate within.
Her hands are mittened nicely,
And folded on her knee;
Her lips, that meet precisely,
)f Are moving quietly.
She listens while the dreamy bells
O'er the dark flats intone
'Now come, now gone, in dying swells
The Sabbath-sounds are blown.
Her cheek a withered rose is,
Her eyes a violet dim;
Half in her chair she dozes,
And hums a happy hymn.
But soft! what wonder makes her start
And lift her aged bead,
While the faint flutterings of her heart
Just touch her cheeks with red?
The latch clicks; through the gateway
An aged wight steps slow,
Then pauses, doffing straightway
His broad-brimmed gay chapeau!
LSwallow-tailed coat of blue so grand,
With buttons bright beside,
He wears, and in his trembling hand
A nosegay, ribbon-tied.
His thin old legs trip lightly
In breeches of nankeen,
His wrinkled face looks brightly,
So rosy, fresh and clean;
For old he is and wrinkled plain,
With locks of golden gray,
50 And leaning on a tasseled cane,
lIe bobbles on his way.
Oh, sky lark, singing over
eC The silent mill hard by,
r, To this so happy lover
Sing out with summer-cry !
_He hears thee, though his blood is cold,
She hears, though deaf and weak;
She stands to greet him, as of old,
A blush upon her cheek.
In Spring-time they were parted
By some sad wind of woe;
mr- Forlorn and broken-hearted
e Each faltered, long ago;
ni They parted: half a century
7Y Each took the path of pain
II e lived a bachelor, and she
Was never wooed aan
eBut when the Summer ended.
When Autumn, too, was dead,
s When every vision splendid
Of youth and hopc was fled,
y- Againithese twain came face to face
As in the long ago;
They met within a sunless place
In the season of the snow.
"Oh, love is like the roses,
Love comes and love must flee!
Before the summer closes
Love's 3apture and love's glee!"
Oh peace! for In the garden there
Hie bows in raitment gay,
Doffs hat, and with a courtly air
ts Presents his fond bouquet.
r- One day in every seven,
d While church-bells softly ring,
IThe happy, silent heaven
ofBeholds the self-same thing:
The gay old boy within the gate,
With ribbons at his knee;
"When winter comes is love too late?"
O Cupid, look and see!
Oh, talk not of love's rapture,
When youthful lovers kiss;
is- W\hat mortal sight may capture
A scene so sweet as this?
Beside her now he sits and glows,
While prim she sits, and proud,
Then, spectacles upon his nose,
Reads the week's news aloud!I
ry Pure, with no touch of passion,
True, with no tinge of pain:
.Thus, in sweet Sab'batb-fashion.
5 She ses'inim'na'happy bo
Swift, agile, amorous-eyed;
lie sees in her his own heart's joy
Youth, hope, love vivified !
Content there he sits smoking
ad- His long Dutch pipe of wood;
Gossiping of: and joking,
As a gay lover should,
-And oft, while there in company
- They smile for love's sweet sake,
Her snuff-box black she hands, and he
49A grave, deep pinch doth take!
There gravely j-::venescent,
In sober Sabbath-joy,
al, Mingling the past and present,,
a- They sit, a maid and boy!
"Oh, love is like the rosec!"-No I
Thou foolish singer, cease!
ds. Love finds his fireside 'mid the snow,
re And smokes the pipe of peace1
WINNING A NEW DRESS.
"Stich a beaultiful new silk as
Mrs. Leith has got,' exclaidi0,
Tom Vernon's wife as they were
eating breakfiast. "The loveliest
sh:ale of a lavender. and trimmed
with lace that must have cost at
least th'eO dollars a yard." It's
"' course,'' latghed Tom I
can foresee what all this cithu
sian is leading to. My little
household diVility 3 has an idea inl
her head that she would look well
in lavender silk."
"1 didl not say anythin g of thI
kind." said Mrs. Vernon , but Tom
knew by the way she said it that
he had guessed pretty near tho
tru t b.
"And the way in which she got
it makes it all the more enjoyable
she says," went on Mrs. Vernon.
"You know Leith's always telling
how easy it is to get the start of a
woman in a joke, or anything of'
that kind. It seems Mrs. Leith
got the start of' him in some way,
and he felt so cheap over it that
he prozuised to get her the pretti
est dress in regard to it. That's
the way she earned her lavender
"Poor Leith !" laughed Tom.
"I don't pity him, though. iIe
ought to be able to hold his own
with a woman. I'd like to see a
woman get the start of me!"
"I'll tell you what I'll do," said
Mrs. Verncn, with a merry twin
kle in her eye, and a view to busi
ness. I'll agree to get the start of
you in some way if you'll get me
a lavender silk."
"Agreed !" responded Tom.
"But I'm afraid you won't have
your new dress very soon, my
"See if I don't," said Mrs. Ver
non, wisely. "it isn't such a hard
thing to get the start of' you men
as you think it is. We could do
it any day if we cared to try."
"Oh !" laughed Tom, giving her
a kiss as he spoke, "we are not
conceited at all; are we!"
"Not the least," answered his
pretty wifle; "you wait and see
how the case stands by and by."
"Well, I'll wait," answered Tom,
rushing round distr-actedly it
sear'ch of his hat. "W here the
dickens ?-I hear the tr'ain comn
ing, and I've only' thrzee minzutes
to get to the depot in. Oh, here
it is, good -bye, Kittio, arid remiem
ber, I p)redict that you will lose
your new silk dress," and with
another uiss lie was >ff.
'"Rather a poor show for comn
fort," thought Tonm Ver-non, two
or thr'ee days after. as he entered
a crowded ear and looked about
him for a vacant seat.
Every seat was occupiedl. The
poor fellow thought he had got to
make the best of' it and take a
standing i-ide homneward, when a
young lady, at least he considered
sIhe was a young lady fmrm her
style ofdress,but could n't be cer tain
of anzything, because her face was
hidden under a brown veil, beckon
ed him toward her, and offered
him half her seat.
Tom was always very suscepti
ble. The fair sex had kept his
hear't in a continual flutter before
he married. Nowv, he felt sur-e
that ther-e wasnr't a woman like
Kittie in the wor-ld, and yet he
couldn't over'come his suscep)tibil
ity. A pair of' br'ight eyes be
witched himi for tho time being.
A smile from the pretty face was
too much f'or him to resist.
Therefore, when this veiled lady
offered him a seat beside her, Tfom,
with a faice that was very expres
sive of' the pleasur-e with wvhich
he accepted the offer', came for
ward and1 sat down, wondering
who it could be behind the br-own
veil. Sonme young lady who knew
him by sight, he was pretty sure,
because there was something in
tire tr'im little figur-e that seemed
rather familiar to him.
The train started with a jerk,
and tire young lady wvas nearly
twitched off the seat. Tom help
ed her to become settled, anid in
some way his hand got entangled
with hers, and he didn't try to
disetangle it. The young lady
didn't seem to have any very so
riouis objections to the situation,
for she permitted Tom's fingers to
cling to her own daintily gloved
one under cover of her shawl.
Tomn said something once or
twice, but the lady didn't seem in
clined to talk much.
It was per-haps a half-hour's
ride from the city to the place
wher'e Torn got off. A half-hour
doesn't seem very long for Torn to
get up a flirtation with.his young
lady companion. Once or twice
ho wQndowl what his wife wonid
say at' she kneV ail ab,)ut it. 1u
thl it was jilst to Ja)-S Awn O
time, ami there wasnt any hairi
in i'. Merely an inllocent ailuso
Just before roehing the statioi
whe-re Tun lives, the train p
throuigh a tuinnel
Inlfto this tunnel P!lungCd t!ui
trai: on this mororable cvviein.,4
Tle lamps had not been ilihtti it
tle Car. and (I course everythin
W:as wrap'%:ped inl midnighL dark
"MaV 1 have a kiss ?" Whilispel
Tom, leaning toward the brown
veil. "Just one," he pleaded.
There wasn't any reply in words
but Ton, whos arim had stoler
about the silent young lady'
waist, Felt a curious tremble shak.
her. Ie didn't know but what
she was laingim at him.
"Silence gives consent," sai
Ton, and pu!lcd an. ay the brown
veil and plumped a whopping kis
somewhere in the vicinity of thc
Jiust then the train dashed out
of the tuinnlel, and Tom hoped tc
see the face of his queer con.
panliun. But the brown veil wa
The train stopped, and Tom got
I1l) to get off.
So did his companion.
A cold shiver ran all over him
What if the story should leak out!
lie hurried out of the ear, and
looked around at the door, to find
the brown veil close behind him
He made a plunge for the plat
form, but he couldn't escape hi
fiate. The brown veil followed
"Who the dickens can it be?'
thouglt Tom. "If it's any on<
who's going to stay hero awhile
Kittie will be sure to hear of it
and I don't know how I could ex
plain it to her satisfactorily. Wo
men are so particular."
"Hello, Toni !" called out
friend, coming up just then. "Jusi
from the city?"
"Yes," said Tom, who was medi
tating a hasty retreat. -Who i:
that woman in the brown veil
Bernard ? She came up on th<
train with me."
"That woman in the brown veil?'
said 13ernard, looking about amoia
the crowd ; "I don't see any."
Tom breathed freer.
"I don't see her now. I don'
know who she was, but there wa
somneth irag kind( of familiar in lhe
appearance, I fancied. Good grn
Tomn's last remark was cause
by the aIppe.ararnce at his elbow ii
the identical lady in the browl
"I'd like to walk home will
you. if you have no objection,
she said, with a queer little tremn
ble in her voice, as if a laugh wer
not far back of' it.
"With me !"' cried Tom11, agh:-s
"Oh. it doesn't make any', diei
ae'. laughed the lady, and Toma'
ees wer something worth seeir,
when lie hecard tha. laugh. "Den
dear ! It's too good! to keep ! 01
Tomn ! Don't you know mei?"
Up went the brown veil, lan
there stood Kitty, lher face, p)e
fectly eonuV ised( wi th merrimeni
"1-l! be sh,>t if' it isn't my wife !
ried Tomi, looking as lie w"arte
t' faint, or do something equall
'4Didn't know your own wife!
cried Bernard. "I declare, if theL
isn't the richest joke of the season
I say, Tonm, I must tell the boy
about that. Oh I must really."
"Just one," whispered Kittiet
Tom, with her eyes full of mi
chief. "Silerie gives consent."
"Wouldn't you like another one?
Tom's face was as red as the roi
in Kittic's hat.
"If you'll k eep still about th at
"You'll get me that lavendt
silk," finished Kittie.
"Yes, I'll do it," cried Tom.
"Just say it's a bargain."
"And you'll never~ do soa again
"Never, as sure as my name
Tom Vernon," said Tom, solem:
"Well on these terms, I agr<
to say nothing about it, but
was so rich !' and Kittie couldn
help laughing till she cried, '"O
Torn, to think of it !"
Tomn declares that he knew wli
the lady in the brown veil was a
the time, but he can't make hi
wife believe it. She got the lave1
der' silk, and the transaction bit
fair to be a lucky one for her, b
cause if she wants anything she h:
only to say : "Just onc !" and 'S
lence gives consent !" and Tor
looking decidedly sheepish, is su
to conie to terms.
A belle, upon being asked h
father's profession, said he "en
almd--ork," she believed. I
t is a true saying that "there
ai, indled, there is no tic-on so
h L' a- the rII . Li nIoroUS
ineidents 1 of or boyhood day, at
leLt to us. who call so v
mniber every kook and gesture of
S,Ille comi(c adventurC or incident,
OVer which at the time we so near
ly split our sides, that we can't
bear to have a woman's finger pok
ini us in the ribs even to this day
without gttng excited.
With this brief prelude, I will
intod uiee "Pat terson's B3oy." Now
it has always been an unanswered
qion, Who struck Billy Pat
terson ?" but I am fully propared
to aniwer for "Patterson's Boy."
and solemnly declare that it wasn't
j I who pulled Ihe string.
In my younger days "Patter
son's Boy" and I used to go for a
swimming bath every Sunday
mi-riing during the sumner in the
Ohio rive r. We would go at an ear
ly hour, before sunrise, and, as he
was a sleepy-headed youth, it re
quired a voice of thunder to rouse
him from his snoring. I got tired
of the strain on imy lin p. and of
seeing so many night-capped heads
poked out of the neighboring win
dows, so I suggested to "Patter
son's Boy" that he tie a string to
his big toe every S5aturday night,
with the other end tied to the
fence, and I could just quietly and
gently pull the string, and wake
him nithout disturbing the neigh
This plan worked well for a
time, but one night "Patterson's
Boy" could not find any other
string to attach to his too. but a
strong, closely twisted cotton cord,
called in the West a troll-line,
strong enough to hold the largest
fish in the river; so he tied the
string securely to his too, and with
the other end fastened to the
fence, he went to sleep in all the
sweet sec-rity, of innocence, and
soon his childlike snore was ming
liung with the joyous music of katy
dids and jar bugs. There was also
an"other Innocent Vouth who lived
aerioss the street from the pater
nail mainsion of '-Patter-son's Boy.'
The course of true love ncvcr did
Now, of cour-se, these boys
loved each other, but a little un
pleasatness sprang up once be.
tween them, owing to a little
game of mar bles in wvhich ":Patter.
so's' 1Boy" caime out so far ahead
that the other boy could never an
. derstand it ; and it had been a
apuzzle t.o him ever since, although
he never cast any imp)utation on
Sthe honor of "-Patter-son's Boy,'
and, generously overlooking it. he
. loved him as well as ever, and
Swould go over and eat pie with
,him, whenever they had a baking
r at Patterson's.
One morning, however, this
boy got up early to solve the pro.
blem of that game, and seeing th
string tied to the fence, lie thoughi
that might throw some light or
the subject, especially as lie knew
the other en d was tied to the toe of
"Patterson's Boy." Now Patter
son's calf' was lying down by th(
fence near the string, so the boy
'ent up quietly, and patted thc
calf' on the head, aiid petted it uni
tilllie had gained its confidence by
false pretences, andi then he unufast
Ienedi the string from the fence and
Stied it on over the little stubby
horns of the calf; then he wen1
" over and sat on the gate.post tc
*e watch the result.
In a few minutes I came walk
ing along to wake "Patterson'
rlBoy-" for our sw im. and w~hen
app1roachied the fence the cal
j unmped up in fright, and starLt
on a run across the lot. 1 heart
a terrible racket inside, and th<
tumbling oveir of' tables, anti chairs
Iand then a yeIl f'rom "Patteirson':
-Boy," as he came through the win
dew with nothing on but his shirt
e ad, with a kind ot "hialfhammon
hop. step and jump, he went afte
that calf', while the tail of his shir
sailed oat on the breeze and flop
ped liked an election banner on
IAway they went around th
s yar'd, over, the wood-pile, throug.
1the garden, over beans, and peat
and tomato vines, and then disap
peared in the corn, where the rat
Stle of the dried corn blades an<
the yell of "Patterson's Boy" wa
all that indicated anything inlte
resting down there. But, rocket'
clack, they came back again, an<
"Patterson's Boy" had taken:
death grip on that line to relierv
r the unpleasant strain on his tot
nand as the calf had got warme<
[e up to his- work th-ey-were T-rakius
hauLer time than over.
The - made all the near cuts and
anv ~i hrp Mizrns :: I minrves arouind
that yard'u; they p--t arrels
panls. broke down aL1l te preClty
'owrs in, t,he f:'9nt yaLr. they
knickcd dowTI a a>: and smasli
:l1 tie jears of preser and!
then they -iiSaMppar-d f'r a iIQ
mn it und'Ier thle wood shed c, where
-Pattc-rsn's Boy" coid be- heard
thampi his newl ai.ong the old
traps piled up there.
But it CVCer got reall v liVely.
and interestin,g until the calf up
set the beehive. Then the buz
Zing of the bees, on that sweet
S-bbath morning, was so sugges
tivo of the land where milk and
ioney flows that it was strange if
"Patterson's Boy," didn't appre
elate it. I think he did. from the
way he hopped, a:id danced, and
yelled and kicked and roared.
By this time Patterson came
ont. and got an old scythe, and
inowed around with it untfl he
Cut that blasted ol string, and
got his only son i., the house, and
by that time the neighbors began
to t-Oie in to look at him. They
had pnt Some more clothing on
himln, however. as that shlir't he
started out with was now all g)ne.
You couldn't reasonably expect
a shirt to last that boy long, seal
loping around as "Patterson's
Boy" did that morning. I went
in to look at him too.
It was interesting to look at
him. His nose stuck oat like a
large, full-grown tomato ; his ears
were as large and thiek as your
hand ; his mouth looked like a hole
in a huckleberry dumpling; and
his eyes-well, he didn't have any
eves; at least you couldn't see
It was an extraordinary occasion
to the family, but when I asked
him if he was going swimming
with m!e, and that other boy w,ant
ed him to play marbles, the Pat
terson family thought we didn't
appi-eciate the situation ; and old
Patterson lifted us with his boot.
THE LENGTHENING YEARS OF
MAN.-In an interesting paper by
Dr. Edward Jarvis, in the fifth an
nual report of the Massachusetts
board of health, the following vital
statistics, past and present, of Va
rious countries, strikingly show
how the advance of civilization
has prolonged life: In ancient
Rome, in the p)eriod of 200 to 500
years after the christian era, the
average duration of life in the
most favored class was 30 years.
[n the present century the av
er-age longevity of persons of the
same class is 50 years. In the
sixteenth century the average
longevity in Geneva was 21.21
years; between 1814 and 1833 it
was 40.68, and as large a portion
now live to 70, as lived to 43, 300
years ago. In 1693 the British
-government borrowed money by
selling annuities on lives from in
fancy upward, on the basis of the
average longevity. T he treasurier
received the price and paid the
annuities regularly, as b ng as tihe
annuitants lived. The contract
was mutually satisfactory and pro
fitable. Ninety-seven years later,
Mr. Pitt issued another tontine or
scale of annuities, on the basis of
the same expectation of life as in
the pr-eviou.s century. These latter
annuitants, however,!lived so much
longer thani their pr-edecessors.
that it proved to be a ver-y costly
loan for- the governument. It was
found that while 10,000) of each sex
in the lir-st tontine died under- the
age of 23 only 5.772. males, and
9.416 females ini the second tontinte
died at the same age of 100) year-s
later. Theaverage life of the annui
tants of 1G93 was 26.5 year-s, while
shose of 1790 lived 33 y-ea:-s and 9
m tonths after they were 30 years
old. From these facts, says D)r.
IJarvis, it is plain that life, in many
fforms and manifestations, anti pro.
Ibably in all, can be expended in
vigon-. intensity and dur-ation, uin
der- favorable circumstances amid
which, and the conditions in
which, any for-m of life is placed,
should be birought into hai-mony
with the law appointed for itsdee
A WRIo TO WIvEs-No man
ever- ti-uly pr-ospered in the world
without the co.operation of his
wife. If she unite in mutual
endeavors or rewvard his labors
with an endearing smile, with
what confidence will he resort to
his merchandise or his farm, fly
over lands, sail over seas, meet
difficulty and encounter danger,
knowing that his labor will be r-e
warded by the sweets5 of home !
SSolitude and disappointmen!t enter
the history of every man's life,
and he is but half provided for the
Svoyage who finds an associate but
for happy hours, while for months
of darknBess and distress no sym
I pthi~zin Darker is prepared.
Men are ofte talked to death.
It is a hard deatLh to di..
a is often the case that they
ve to dio st"anding.
Thv lon-winded talker is worse
than tihe droul'th in Jun"; he set
Lies down on you liko a .swarui of
rd-hot mosquitoes and acts as
though he iutended to sLay.
He lever has anything of im
portance to tall, if he had he could
1o it in a minute.
While he is talking to yoe he is
11ways looking the other way,
hunting up the next victim. He
will hold you by tle button and
alk for tiree h,urs and a quarter;
Ind when he has got through you
Veel as weak as though you had
ust comie out of a hot bath.
Long-winded talkers are the
Very Vainest o mortals; they
IoU't never talk to interest you,
but to amuse themselves.
They are as cheerful and as
1ightv as a bladder blown up with
You can't escape one of these
'ellows any more than you can an
They are the worst thieves in
the world, they steal time, a thing
that cannot he replaced.
I had rather be attacked by a
two inch auger and a dozen gim
lots all at once than have a long
winded talker get after me.
They are worse than a female
committee of five, to raise moucy
to white wash the basement of the
You cannot only get rid of the
women, but make them all respect
you by subscribing seven dollars,
just about twice what it will cost
to do the whitewashing.-B1iings.
A GIGANTIC PROJECT.-The pro
ject of converting a portion of the
Sahara Desert into an inland sea
continues to find favor, and it is un
derstood thorough surveys with a
view to determine the precise
mode of accomplishing this object
are under way by the French
government. As to whether the
result aimed at is desirable or not
is at present a question of conside
rable discussion. On the one
hand, the replacing of a large
amount of desert-waste by water,
and making seaports of interior
points in Algeria, and the expected
restoratiou of an ample rain-fall
to various parts of rnorthern Africa,
are vie wed with favorable anticipa
tions. On the other hand, it is
maintained that the sea will be
simply anr immense evaporation
basin, which will soon be clogged
up with sait ; or that a serious in
terference will tarke place in the
amount of heated air carried
across the Mediterranean, which
at present prevents the extension
of) the Alpine glaciers. Sh1ould
this be initerrupted, it is feared
that inmcreased glaciation will en
sue, p)ossibly restoring a large por
tion of Central Europe to its con
di tion du ri ng the r*einrdeer epGch.
W hatever be the result of this
great enigineering operation, it is
extremely probable that it will be
attempted by the French authori
IN SmAs.-A lady once writiig
a ietter to a youing naval oficer
who was alnost astraniger, thought,
"Shall I el-se this as anybody
would or shall I say a word for
my Master ?' :al lifting up her
for heart a momenrt, she wrote tel!
in~g himr that his constant chrange of
scenec anid place was an apt illus
tration of the words. "HIere we~
have no continuing city,"'anidak
ed if he could say, '-1 seek one to
comec." In trembling hand she
folded it arid sent it off. Back
cane the answer: "Thank you
so :nuchm for those kinrd words.
My paren ts arec dead. I am an
orphan, and no one has spoken to
me like that since my mother died
long years ago." Tr be arrow, shot
at a venture, hit home, arid the
young man shortly after rejoiced
in the fullness of the blessing of
Fthe grospel of peace. Christians.
Ihow often do we close a letter "as
anybody would," when we might
say a word for Jesus.
A singular circumstance is re
ported to us by a gentleman from
Booneville, Ky., who is reliable
authority, as having recently oc
curred in that place. An old hen
came off her nest with a brood of
bran-new little chickens, hatched
out all her eggs save one, which
remained in the nest. The old
cat belonging on the premises took
possession of the nest i.ud came off
with a flock gf little cats and a
chicken, she having hatched out
the remaining egg. The whole
family are doing well.
Buffalo has a female burglar on
ly seoeteen vears old.
A NEW WEAPON.
The New Orleans Picayune
ives the annexed description of
Snetes: instrument for a street
fiht that has yet been produced :
It is a weni-cn with a sinister and
eynicl appearance that would
make even the bravest man tren
1l. It consists first of an ordinary
pair of brass knuckles, rather
sharp, in order to produce a telling
L:ffect. To one one end is attach
ad a gimlet knife, to the otber a
revolver, whose trigger forms one
of the divisions of the brass
knuckle. Thus armed a man might
iefy an army. If he were to get
hold of one individual man, the
3ffect is appalling; every blow he
strikes with the knuckles would
not only break the assaulted per
ion's skull, but lodge a half.dozen
bullets in his heart, while the gim
let attachment is cutting away at
his throat. A man who had been
treated to that weapon would be
killed at least a dozen times be
fore he knew what was the mat
ter; not only killed, but so bat
tered, bruised, and cut to pieces,
that a sardine box would prove a
roomy coffin for his remain.
Somebody ought to name the
wealon ; it deserves a name.
It is small, but telling in its ef
DON'T ScoLD.-For the sake of
your children, don't do it. It is a
great misfortune to have children
reared in the influence of a scold.
The effect of the everlasting com
plaining and fault-finding of such
persons is to make the young who
hear it, unamiable, malicious, cal
lous-hearted,and they often learn to
take pleasure in doing the very
things for which they receive such
tongue-lashings. As they are al
ways getting the blame of wrong
doing, whether they deserve it or
not, they think they might as well
do wrong as right. They lose all
ambition to strive for the favorable
opinion of the faultfinder,since they
see they always strive in vain.
Thus a scold is not only a nuisance,
but a destroyer of the morals of
children. If these, unloved dread
ed people could only see themselves
as others see them they would flee
to the mountains in very shame.
VIcKED INGENUITY.-One of the
subtle methods of catching fish,em
ployed for years by poachers in
England, is to fill a large stone
bottle with quicklimfe, then to
pour in water enough to near-ly
ill the jar, and cork it up, secur
ing the cork to the neck of the
bottle by copper wire. The bot
tle is thr-own into the water, and
the pressur-e, caused by the work
ing of the lime, explodes the bot
tle and stuns the fish, wvhich then
float helplessly on the surface of
Little Toby Foster's first com
position was as follo ws :
ROOsters can cro wich HlenF.
cant they swallow their vittles h'.le
cause they hant any Teeth. Sc.me
of them Can fight orful they are
Good to pick Wurms and Siom
times helpl A lien build A N est
tecy never have but 2 Legs
ROOsters never lay Eggs.
A correspondent wants to know
how to break a cow that is afraid
of a woman. We haven't thought
suficiently on the subject to give
an answer, but in New Jersey,
when a cow is afraid of a woman,
she q:liets the animal by simply
hiding her back hair under the
The anmount of grain shipped by
the Amecrican line of steamers to
Liverpool from Philadelphia (lu
ring Aug~ust was nearly 350,000
Do not allow y-our daulghter-s to
be taught letters by a man though
he be a St. Paul, or St. Francis of
Assissium. The saints arec in heav
There is a spell in woman's
laughter, but not so dangerous as
in that of man, for his spells
Utica girls all wear shoes with
Ian L on. Without that they
Have the couirage to prefer com
fort and prosperity to fashion in
Have the courage to wear your
old clothes until you can pay for
Hint to storekeepers: To make
Good seldom or never come un
miad with avii.