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LOVE IN WINTER.
"Oh. love is like the roses,
And every rose shall fall,
For sure as Summer closes
They perish, one and all.
Then love, while leaves are on the trees,
And birds sing in the bowers;
When winter comes, too late 'twill be
To pluck the happy flowers.
It is a maiden singing,
An ancient girt, in sooth;
The dizzy ruou is ringing
With her sh rill song of youth;
The white keys sob as swift she tries
Each shrill and shrieking scale:
"Oh, love is like the ro,es!" cries
This muslined nightingale.
In a dark corner d3zing
I cose my eyes and ears,
And call up, while reposing,
A glinmpse from other years;
A genre-piciure, quaint and Dutch,
I see from this dark seat,
'Tis full (if human brightness, such
As makes remembrance sweet.
Flat leagues of endless meadows
(In Holland lies the scene),
Where many pollard shadows
O'er nut-hr3wn 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 some meek pastoral poet
Might make a glad abode;
A cottage with a garden, where
Prim squaresof pansies grow,
And, sitting on agarden-chair,
A dame with locks of snow.
In trim black, trussed and bodiced,
With petticoat of red,
And on her 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,
Are moving quietly.
She listeus 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 head,
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!
Swallow-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,
And leaning on a tasseled cane,
Hie hobbles on his way.
Oh, sky lark, singing over
The silent mill hard by,
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
B3y some sad wind of woe;
Forlorn and broken-hearted
Each faltered, long ago;
Tey parted: half a century
Each took the path of pain
He lived a bachelor, and she
Was never wooed again.
But when the Summer ended.
When Autumn, too, wais dead,
Wen every vision splendid
Of youth and hope was fled,
Againthese 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 sapture and love's glee!"
Oh peace! for In the garden there
He bows in raiment gay,
Doffs hat, and with a courtly air
Presents his fond bouquet.
One day in every seven,
While church-bells softly ring,
The happy, silent heaven
Beholds the self-same thing:
The gay old boy within the gate,
With ribbons at his knee;
"When winter comes is love too late?"
0 Cupid, look and see!
Oh, talk not of love's rapture,
When youth ful lovers kiss;
What 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!
Pure, with no touch of passion,
True, with no tinge of pain:
Thus, in sweet Sabbath-fashion,
They live their love again,
She sees in him a happy boy
Swift, agile, amorous-eyed;
He sees in her his own heart's joy
Youth, hope, love vivified!
Content there he sits smoking
His long Dutch pipe of wood;
Gossiping oft and joking,
As a gay lover should,
And oft, while there in company
They smile for love's sweet sake,
Her sunff-box black she hands, and he
A grave, deep pinch doth take!
There gravely j'ovenescent,
In sober Sabbath-joy,
Mingling the past and present, .
They sit, a maid and boy!
"Oh, love is like thle roses!"-No!
Thou foolish singer, cease!
Love finds his fireside 'mid the snow,
A nd smokes the pipe of peace!
WINNING A DEW DRESS.
.Suh .a beautiful nCw silk as
Mrs. Leith has got," exelailmed
Ton Vernon's wife as they werte
eating"r brcakfast. "The loveliest
shAle of a lavender. and trinimed
with lace that must have cost at
leasL three dollars a yard." It's
just Oxquisite !"
"Ot (curse," latighed Tom : "
can forCeS0 what all this enthu
siasm is leading to. My little
household divinity has an idea in
her head that she would look well
in lavender silk."
"I di-l not .ay anything of the
kind." said Mrs. Vernon , but Tom
knew by the way she said it that
he had guessed pretty near the
"And the way in which she g,ot
it makes it all the more enjoyable
she says," went on Mrs. Vernon.
"You know Leith's always telling
bow easy it is to get the start ofa
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 promised to get hicr the pretti
est dress in regard to it. That's
the way she earned her lavender
"Poor Leith I" laughed Ton.
"I don't pity him, though. He
ought to be able to hold his own
with a woman. I'd like to see a
woman get the start of me I"
"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 Goon, 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 wife; "you wait and see
how the case stands by and by."
"Well, I'll wait," answered Ton,
rushing round distractedly in
search of' his hat. "Where the
dickens ?--I hear the train com
ing, and i've eonly three minutes
to get to the dcpot in. Oh, here
it is, good-bye, Kittie, and irememr
ber, 1 p)rediet that you will lose
your neCw silk dress," anid with
another kiss he was Mff.
"Rathier a poor show for com-.
fort," thought Tom Vernon, two
or three days after, as he entered
a crowded ear and looked about
him for a vacant seat.
Every seat was occupiedI. The
poor fellow thought lie had got to
make the best of it and take a
standing ride homeward, when a
young lady, at least he considered
she was a young lady from her
style ofdress,but could n't be cer tain
of anything, because her face was
hidden under a brown veil, beckon.
ed hinm toward her, and offered
him half her seat.
Tom wvas always very suscepti
ble. The fair sex had kept his
heart in a continual nlutter before
he married. Now, he felt sure
that there wasn't a woman like
Kittie in the wvorld, and yet he
couldn't overcome his susceptibil
ity. A pair of' bi'ighit eyes be
witchied him for the time beiing.
A smile from the pretty face was
too much for him to resist.
Thereforec, when this veiled lady
offered him a seat beside her, Tom,
with a faice that was very expres
sive of' the p)leasur~e with wvhich
he accep)ted the offer, came for
Iward and sat down, wondering
who it could be behind the birown
veil. Sonie young lady who knew
him by sight, be w as pretty sure,
because there was something in
the trim little figure that seemed
rather fatmiliar to him.
The train started with a jerk,
and the young lady was nearly
twitched off the seat. Tom help
ed her to become settled, and in
some way his band got entangled
with hers, and he didn't try to
disentangle it. The young lady
didn't seem to have any very se
rious objections to the si'uation,
for she permitted Tom's fingers to
cling to her own daintily gloved
one under cover of her shawl.
Tom said something once or
twice, but the lady didn't seem in
clined to talk much.
It was perhaps a half-hour's
ridle from the city to the place
where Tom got off. A half-hour
doesn't seem very long for Tom to
get up a flirtation with.hiis young
lady companion. Once or twice
ian wQadQrd what his wife~ would
.ay if she knew an about it. Bu
then it was just to pass away th<
t-ime, am!i there wa:in't any har
in i-. Merely an innocerit aiuse
Just before reachking the statio:
where T,omn lives, the train passet
through a tunne10l.
ItntO this tunel plunge<I t!
train on this memorable vvening
The lamps had not been light,l ii
the car. and c eourse very tin
was rapped in Iidnight dark.
n CS .
"May I have a kiss ?" whisp).r
Tom, leaning toward the brown
veil. "Just one," he pleaded.
There wasn't any reply in words,
but Tom, Whose armn had stolen
abount the silent young lady'q
waist, fe.lt a curious tremble shakce
her. Le didn't know but what
ihe was laughingr at him.
"Silence gives consent," said
Toml, and pulle(l an ay the brown
veil and plumped a whopping kiss
iomewhere in the vicinity of the
Just thcn the train dashed out
)f the tunnel, and Torn hoped to
see the face of his queer com
panion. But the brown veil was
The train stopped, and Tom got
r1p to get off.
So did his companion.
A cold shiver rin all over him.
What if the story should leak out!
Ile hurried out of the car, and
looked around at the door, to find
the brown veil close behind him.
Ile made a plunge for the plat.
form, but he couldn't escape hi
fate. The brown veil followed
"Who the dickens can it be?
thought Tom. "If it's any on<
who's going to stay here 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."
".Iello, Ton !" called out
friend, coming up just then. "Jusl
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 Bernard, looking about amoiq
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
smethingc kind of familiar in he
appearaneeC, I fancied. Good gra
Torn's last remark was causet
by the app.earnce at his elbow o
the identical lady in the browl
"I'd like to walk home wit]
you, if you have no objection,
whoe said, with a queer little trerm
ble in he'r voice, as if a laugh wver
ot far back of it.
8 With me !"' cried Tom,i aigh:;s
"I-th at is-''
'Oh. it doesn't make any dife
enee.'' laughed the lady, and Tomn
eyes wer'e sormething worth seeir;
when lie heard that laugh. " Deni
dear ! It's too good to keep ! 01
Torn ! Don't you know rme?
Up wvent thre b.rowvn veil, an
there stood Kitty, hier face l)e
fctly co)ii uised withr merrimlen
"I'l! be shot if' it isn't my wife !
cried Tom,. lookinrg as he wvante
to faint, or do something equrall.
"Didn't know your own wife!
cried Bernard. "I declare, if thi
isn't the richest joke of the seasoi
I say, To'm, I must tell the boj
about that. Oh I must really."
"Just one," whispered Kittie
Tom, with her eyes full of mii
chief. "Silente gives consent."
"Wouldn't you like another one
Tom's face was as red as the rol
in Kittic's hat.
"If you'll keep still about that
"You'll get me that lavend<
sik," finished Kittie.
"fes, I'll do it," cried Torm.
"Just say it's a bargain."
"And you'll never do so 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, "0
Tomn, to think of it !"
Tonm declares that he knew wi
the lady in the brown veil was:
the time, but he can't make h
wife believe it. She got the have
der' silk, and the transaction bi<
fair to be a lucky one for her, b
cause if she wants anything she b
only to say : "Just one !" and "!
lence gives consent !" and Toi
looking decidedly sheepish, is su
o come to terms.
A belle, upon being asked b
fater's profession, said he "el
balmedpork," she believed. I
i a hoo.Qrer,
It is a true s.ying that "there
an.d. indeed. there is no i'tin so
h'thabl a the re iun:lorouUs
inecients (of uur houhood days, at
least to us.. lho can SOvi re
ImIIm11ber every look and gesture of
s,)me comic adventure 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
in7, us in the ribs even to this day
without gtting excited.
With this brief prolude, I will
introd uee "Pat terson's Boy." Now
it has always been an unanswered
quest ion, "Who struck Billy Pat
terson ?" but 1 am fully prepared
to answer for "Patterson's Boy.'
and solemnly declare that it wasn't
I who pulled the string.
In my younger days "Patter
son's Boy" and i used to go for a
sWimming bath every Sanday
m1rn1tring' duriig the sunmmer in the
Ohio river. We would go at an car
ly hour, before sunrise, and, as he
Was L slepy-hleaded youth, it re
qi1ired a voice of thunder to rouse
him from his snoring. I got tired
of the strain on imy luni.s. 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 Saturday night,
with the other end tied to the
fence, and I could just quietly and
gently pull the string, and wake
hini without 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 ho-ld the largest
fish in the river; so he tied the
string securely to his toe, and with
the other end fastened to the
fence, he wout to sleep in all the
sweet security, of innocence, and
soon his childlike snore was ming.
ling with the joyous music of katv
dids and jar bugs. There was ako
an.other innoet youth who lived
aeross the street from the pate
natl mansion of "Patterson's Boy.'
"The course of true love nover' did
Now, of course, these boys
loved each other, but a little tin
p)leasantness sprang uip once be.
tweenl th em, owing to a littli
game of' mar bles in whichl "Patter
soin's Boev" camne ont so far ahead
that the other boy could niever tin.
-derstand it; arnd it had been a
puzzli~e t.o him ever since, although
lie never cast any imp)utation on
the honor of "Patterson's Boy,'
and, genierously over'lookinig it. hie
loved him as well as ever, and
would go over and eat pie with
him, whnenever they had a baking
One morniug, ho wevcr, thris
boy got tip ear-ly to solve the pr'o
blem of that game, and seeing th<
string tied to the fence, lie though1
that might throw sonme light or
the subject, especially as lie knew
the other end was tied to the toe o:
"Pttron's Boy." Now Patter
son's calf was lying down by th<
fence near the string, so the boy
went up quietly, and patted th<
ealf' on tile haiad petted it uin
til lie hlad handisc idneb
false pretences, and then he unifast
1eried the string from the fence an<
tied it on over the little stubb:
-horns of the calf; then he won
over and sat on the gate-post t<
wvatchl the result.
IIn a few minutes I came walk~
ing along to wake "Patterson'
Boy" for our sn im, and wvhen
app~roached the fence the cal
jumped up in fright, and starte
on a run across the lot. 1 hear,
"a terrible racket inside, and th
tuniblirng over of tables, and chairs
and then a veil from "Patterson
Boy," as he camne through the wit
dow with nothing on but his shirl
and, with a kind of "halfhammon
.hop. step and jump, ho wvent afte
that calf; while the tail of his shin
sailed out on the breeze arnd fib1
pod liked an election banner on
HAway they went around th
syar'd, over, the wood-pile, thiroug
the garden, over beans, and pea.
and tomato vines, and then disa;
~.peared in the corn, where the ra
tie of' the dried corn blades an
the yell of "Pattersoui's Boy" wv
all that indicated anything int<
erestirng.down there. But, rocket
clack, they came back again, an
"Patterson's Boy" had taken
rdeath grip on that line to relies
r the unpleasant strain on his to
-and as the calf had got warme
3c up to his- work th-ey-were -makin
beueLr time than ever.
They made all the near cuts and
and sharp turns a:l iurves around
thiiat yard; a V i~ he tp barrd :*md (
pans, broke down :t the prouy
knieked dow n a dlf: and smash
all t:- *ars of 'res 're. a'
then they isappeared for a inw
menll un the wdC)(h-e w
--atter-un's Boy" coid be hcard
tnnying - hs lea-1 among the oid
tr .< piledi up there.
BIt it never got. readl y lively
a nd inutesting until the calf up
sut the bee-hive. Then the bnz
zing of the bees, on that sweet a
S-bbath morning, was so sugges
tive of the land where milk and
ihnev flows that it was strange ift
"Patterson's Boy," didn't appre
ci.ite it. I think he did, from the
way he hopped, and danced, and JL
yelled and kicked and roared.
By this time Patterson came
ont. and got an old seythe, and d
mnowed around with it until he b
cut that blasted old string. and
got his only son ir the house, and
by that time the neighbors began t
to "omle in to look at him. They
had put some more clothing on
him. however, as that shirt lie
started out with was now all gone.
You couL1d'At reasonably ex)ect tl
a shirt to last that boy long, seal. t
loping around as "Patterson's
Boy" did that morning. I went t
in to look at him too. 14
It was interesting to look at
him. 11is nose stuck out like a!
large, full-grown tomato ; his ears e
were as lare and thick as your t,
hand ; his mouth looked like a hole C
in a huckleberry dumpling; and
his eyes-well, he didn't have any
eyes; at least you couldn't see Y
It was an extraordinary occasion t
to the family, but when I asked
him if lie was going swimming
with rue, and that other boy want- J
ed him to play marbles, the Pat
Lerson family thought we didn't c
appreciate tie situation ; and old
Patterson lifted us with his boot.
THE LENGTHENING YEARS OF
HAN.-Inl an interestit paper by g
Dr. Edward Jarvis, in thle fifth an- r
nual r.eport of the Massachusetts i!
board of bealth, the following vital r
statistics, past and present, of va- I
rious countries, strikingly show v
how the advance of civilization
has prolonged life: In ancient
Rome, in the period of 200) to 500r
years after the christian era, thet
aveirage duration of life in the I
most favoired class was 30 years.t
In tbe present century the av-r
elrage longevity of perisons of the
same class is 50) years. In the
sixteenth century the averaget
longevity in Geneva was 21.21t
years ; between 1814 and 1833 it
was 40.68, and as large apotn
now live to 70, as lived to 43, 300
years ago. In 1693 the British
grovernment borrowed money byt
selling annuities on lives from in-t
fancy up)ward, on the basis of the
Iaverage longevity. T he treasurert
received the priee and paid the
annuities r-egularly. as l>ng as the
annuitants lived. The contract
was mutually satisfactory and pro
titable. Ninety-seven years later,
IMr. Pitt issued another tontine or
scale of annuities, on the basis of
the same expectation of life as in
the pi-evious century. These latter .
annuitants. however,!lived so much
longer than their predecessors.
that it p)roved to be a very costly
loan for the government. It was
found that while 10,000 of each sex
in the Iirst tontine died under the
age of 28 only 5,772, males, and
19.416 females in the second tontinme
Idied at the same age of 100 years
tlater. The average life of the annui
tants of 1693 was 26.5 years, w hile
shose of 1790 lived 33 yea-'s an d 9
-mouths after they were 30 years
Sold. From these facts, says D)r.
LJarvis, it is plain that life, in many
jforms and manifestations, anti pro
Ibably in allI, can be exp)ended in
Ivigor. intensity and duration. uin
Sder favorable circumstances amid
w -hiich, and the conditions in
which, any form of life is placed,
should be brought into harmony
with the law appointed for itsee
tA WXoRD TO WIVES--No man
ever truly pr-ospered in the world
Iwithout the co-operation of his
wife. If she unite in mutual
'endeavors or reward 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
ddiffieulty and encounter danger
knowing that his labor will be re
Swarded by the sweets of home!
YSolitude and disappointmenit enter
dthe history of every man's life,
aand lie is but half p)rovided for the
Cvo'1age who finds an associate but
for happy hours, while for months
Sof darkness and distress no sym
hi pLzin nartner is prepared.
Men ar1e often talked to deth.
It is a hard death to die.
It is often the case that they th
::ve to de standing. i
The long-winded talker is worse !i
lan the drouth in Ju:, he et Iv
CS down on you Ulo a swarm l ia
,d-hot mosquitoes and acts as Wi.
1u1gh he intended to stay. pa
He never has anything of im- Ish
Ortane to tall, if he had le could eff
o it in a minute. ed
While he is talki::g to you he is re
lways looking the other way, of
unting up the next victim. Ie kn
'iil hold you by the button and de:
Llk for tiiree h-urs and a quarter; ho
wd when he has got th1rough you eff
a as weak as thoigh you had str
ist come out of a hot bath. no
Long-winded talkers are the sor
cry vaiuest of mortals; they bu
j,'t never talk to interest you, let
ut to amase themselves. his
They are as cheerful and as tre
ighty as a bladder blown up with kil
ie wind. for
You can't escape one of these ter
:liows any more than you can an ter
.ist wind. th:1..
They are the worst thieves in ro<
ic world, they steal tinic, a thing So
>at cannot be replaced. wc
I had rather be attacked by a It
,vo inch auger and a dozen gim fee
ts all at once than have a long
-inded talker get after me.
They are worse than a female yo
nimittee of five, to raise mouey gr
> white wash the basement of the re:
You cannot only get rid of the ph
"omCn, but make them all respect pC
ou by subscribing seven dollars, he
.st about twice what it will cost loi
o do the whitewashing.-Bdlings. ta
A GiGANTIC PROJEcT.-The pro- to
act of converting a portion of the w:
ahara Desert into an inland sea dc
ontinues to find favor, and it is un- no
erstood thorough surveys with a dc
iew to determine the precise ar
aode of accomplishing this object o0
re under way by the French sO
:overnment. As to whether the TI
esult aimed at is desirable or not bu
s at present a question of conside- C
able discussion. On the one ed
iand, the replacing of a large I as
mount of desert-waste by water, to
Lnd making seaports of interior
)oints in Algeria, and the expected
estoratiou of an amnple rain-fall St
o various parts of northern Africa,p
ire viewedl with favorable anticipa
ions. On the other hand, it is b
naintained that the sea will be p
imp)ly an immense evaporationi
>sin, which will sooni be clogged lf
ip with sait ;or that a serious in
erference will take place in the tl
emount of heated air carried ti
tcross the Mediterranean., which Iin
rt present prevents the extension ti
>f the Alpine glaciers. Should
.his be interrupted, it is fearedt
,at increased glaciat ionm will en
iue, possibly restoring a large por
.ion of Central Europe to its con-p
li tion: durii ng the rei ndeer e pGch.
W hatever be the result of this
;reat enkgineiering operation, it is
xtremely probable that it will bec
ittempted by tile French authori- 0o
IN SusO.-A lady once writ ingt
.i letter to a young naval offlcer
w' :h was almost astranger,thought.
:Shaltl I el.>4e this as anybody
would or shall I say a word for h
my Ma:ster ?-' an,l lifting up her o
for heCart a momen. It, She w.rote tel!
ing him that his constant<:bange of a
sne and p)lace was an apt ill us
tration of the words. "iIere we s
have 1no continuing city," and ask- h
ed if he could say, "I seek one to n
come." In trembling hand she
fulded it and sent it off. Back
came the answer: 'Thank you
so mnuch for thlose kind words.
My parents are dead. I am an r
orphan, and no one has spoken to
me like that since my mother died
long years ago." The arrow, Shot
at a venture. hlit home. and theI
young man shortly after rejoiced
in the fullness of the blessing ~of:
the gospel of peace. Christians, :
how often d, 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, hatcd
out all her cggs save one, whiic h
remained in the nest. Tile old
cat belonging on the premises took
possession of the nest and camne off~ a
with a flock gf little cats and a
chicken, she having hatched out
the remaining egg. The whole
family are doing well.n
Buffalo has a female burglar on
It sevnntaan vaars old.
A NEW WEAPON.
he New Orleans Picayune
-es the aanexrtd description of
: neatest instrument for a street
h'. that has yet been produced :
is a wpc:Yon with a sinister and
lical a1pcarance that would
ke even the bravest man tren
. It consists first of an ordinary
r of brass knuckles, rather
trp, in order to produce a telling
et. To one one end is attach
a gimlet knife, to the other a
olver, whose trigger forms one
the divisions of the brass
uckle. Thus armeda man might
yan army. If he were to get
d of one individual man, the
ct is appalling; every blow he
ikes with the knuckles would
only break the assaulted per
i's skull, but lodge a half.dozen
lets in his heart, while the gim
attachment is cutting away at
throat. A man who had been
ated to that weapon would be
led at least a dozen times be
e he knew what was the mat
not only killed, but so bat
ed, bruised, and cut to pieces,
t a sardine box would prove a
my cofin for his remains.
m1ebody ought to name the
apon ; it deserves a name.
is small, but telling in its ef
DON'T ScoLD.-For the sake of
r children, don't do it. It is a
at misfortune to have children
tred in the influence of a scold.
c effect of the everlasting com
Lining and fault-finding of such
rsons is to make the young who
ar it, unarniable, malicious, cal
is-hearted,and they often learn to
e pleasure in doing the very
ings for which they receive such
ngue-lashings. As they are al
ts getting the blame of wrong
ing, whether they deserve it or
t, they tbink they might as well
wrong as right. They lose all
ibition to strive for the favorable
inion of the fau!tfinder,since they
a they always strive in vain.
ius a scold is not only a nuisance,
t a destroyer of the morals of
iidren. If these, unloved dread
people could only see themselves
others see them they would flee
the mountains in very shame.
WICKED INGENUITY.-One of the
btle methods of catching fish,emn
oyed for years by poachers in
a~land, is to fill a large stone
ttlc with quicklime, then to
>ur in water enough to nearly
I the jar, and cork it up, secur
g the cork to the neck of the
ttle by copper wire. The bot
is thrown into the water, and
e pressure, caused by the work
g of the lime, explodes the bot
and stuns the fish, wvhich then
>at helplessly on the surface of
Little Toby Foster's first comn
sition was as follo ws :
ROOsters can cro wieb liens
nt they swallow their vittles hole
use they hant any Teeth. Somec
'then Can fight orful they are
ood to pick Wurmhs and Som
mes help A Hen build A Nest
imy never have but 2 Legs
OOstrs never lay Eggs.
A correspondent wants to know
ow to break a cow that is afraid
a woman. We haven't thought
rificiently on the subject to give
a answer, but in New Jersey,
hen a cow is afraid of a womani,
ie q:iicts the animal by simnply
iding her back hair under the
Thle amount of grain shipped by
ie Americani line of steamers to
iverpool from Philadelphia dlu
ng August was nearly 350,000
Do not allow your dauighters to
e taught letters by a man though
e be a St. Paul, or St. F'rancis of
ssium. T he saints are in heav
There is a spell in woman's
ighter, but not so dangerous as
that of man, for his spells
Utica girls all wear shoes withi
n L on. Wifhout that they
Have the courage to prefer comn
art and prosperity to fashion in
Have the courage to wear your
Id clothes until you can pay for
Hint to storekeepers: To make
Good seldom or never come uin