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This Corn is--from de ~to three weeks
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BY MRS. S. H. C.
r.m drifting out on the .sea of Time,
Towards the shores of the Yet to Be,
And my darling's gone beyond the tide,
And is wahing to welcome me..
That dear, brigbt smile' can cheer no more,
That laughis hushed beneath the sod;
His life gone upwards-calmly.now
His body sleeps-h is soul with God.
Tread lightly on that sacred spot,
Nor breathe one word unhallowed there.
'Tis mine-that little grtssy mound
'Tis all I ha.v left for love's:ond care.
At twilight's mystic hour metfiinks,
- His gentle spirit wanders here,
And stops beside his cottage door,
To guard the ones to him so dear.
I seem to-hear-his noiseless step,.
His angel wings are futtering nigh;
He whispers,weep not, loved one,
We'll meet in the sweet "By and By."
A little while, my dariing one,
Beyond 'that tide of the unknown sea,
You'll beckon me on to the happy shore,
While I'm drifting, drifting on to thee.
TUE VN-EYED SERINT'
Do you see those pretty Cot
tages on opposite sides of the
common ? . How bright tleir win
doA- are,-and, how prettily thg
vines trail over then, A .year
ago, one of them was the diriest
and no4t .forlorn-looking.: place
you can imaginC, and its miftress
was the m4st.-untidy woman.
She wa.sonce sitting -ather cot
tage door,, with her arms felded,
as if:she .were in. deep thought.,
though, :tq -look at her face, one
would-.Qot bave su.pposed she was
doing more than idly watching
the swallows as they floated about
in the hot, clear air. Her gowp
was torn and shabby, her shoes
down at the heels; the, little.-ctur
tain in her casement, which had
once been fresh and white, bad a
great rent in it, and altogether
She sat some time, gazing across
the common, whben all on a sudden
she heaid a h't tle noise, like stitch:
ing, near the ground. She looked
doi and sitting on the border,
under *a wall-flower, she saw the
funiest little man possible with a
blue coat, a yellow waistcoat and
red boots; he had got a small shoe
on his lap, and he was stitching
away at:it with all his might.
"Good morning, Mistress ?" said
tbe little man. "A very fine day.
Why rnay you be looking so earn'
estly across the common ?"
~-I w as looking at my neigh bor's
cottage," said the young woman.
-"What, Tom the gardener's
wife ? Little Polly, she used to be
called ; and a very pretty cot-tage
it is too! 'Looks thriving, doesn't
"She was always lucky," said
Bella (for that was the young
wif.'s nae) "and her husband is
always good to her."
"They were both good husbands
at first," interru~pted th.e little cbb
bier, without stopping his work.
"Reach me my awl, Mistress,
will you, for you seem to' have
nothing to do ; it lies close by your
"Well, I can't say but they were
both very good husbands at first,"
replied Bella, reaching him the
awl, with a sigh ; "but mine has
changed for. the worse, and hers
for the better ; and then look how
she thrives. OQnly to think of our
both being married~ on the same
day; an'd now I've ~nothing and
she haa two pigs, and a-"
"And a lot of flax," in terrupted
the cobbler, "'That she spun in the
winter. And a Sunday gown, as
good green stuff as ever was seen,
and to my knowledge a handsome
silk handkerecbief fo'r-an aprons; and
a red waistcoat for her good man,
with three rows of blue glass but
tons, and a flitch of bacon in the
chimney, and a rope of onions."
"0, she's a lucky woman!" ex
"Ay, and a tea tray, with a
'Daniel in the lion's den' upon it,"
continued the cobbler; ".and a fat
baby in the cradle."
"O, I'm sure I don't envy her
foi- that last," said.Bella,.pettisbly.
"TI'e little enouegb f'or myea'nd
my husband, letting alono chil
"Why, Mistress, isn't your bu?
band in work ?" asked the cob
"No, he's at the ale-house.
"Why.. how's that ? ie used
to be very sober. Can't he get
"His last master wouldn't keep
him because he was so shabby."
"Hlumph," said the little man,
"he's a groom, is he not? Well,
as I was saying, your neighbor
opposite thrives, but no wonder!
Well, I've nothing to do with
.otber people's secrets, but I could
tell you, only I'm busy and must
. "Could tell me what ?" cried the
young wife. "0, good cobbler,
don't go, for. I've nothing to. do;
pray tell me, .why i'4 so wonder
she should thrive.".
Well," said he, "it's no busi
ness of mine, you know, but as I
said before, it's no wonder,eople
thrive who have a servant-a
hard working one, too-who is
always helpjig them."
"A servant !" repeated Bella;
"my neighbor has a servant! no
wonder then everything looks so
neat about her; but I never saw
this servant. I think you must
be .nistaken ; besides, how.could
she afford to pay her wages ?".
"She ha. a sex.vaAt, _aay," re
peated the cobbler; A. one-eyed
servant-but she pays hex no
w.ges, to my certain knowledge.;
Well, good morning, Mistress.: I
"Do stop one minute," ctied
Bella urgently, "where- did she get
this servant ?"
"0, I don't know," said the
cobbler, "servants are plentiful
enoagh, an Polly uses hers well,
I can.tell you?'.'.
"And what does she do for'
"Do for her! Why, all sorts
of things-A thin*-she's the cause
oflher prosperity. To my know
ledge% 'nev'e'rrefuscs to d o
anything-k8eps 'Ionm's and Pol
ly's clothbes in beautif'ul order, and
thie baby 's." 1.
"Dear nie !" said Bella, in an
envious tone, and bolding ourtboth
her bands, "Cwell, she is a lucky
woman, and I always said so. She
takes good care~ I shall never see
bsr servant. W hat sort of a ser~
vant is sh.e ? And how came she
to haife only one eye ?"
"It runs in the family," replied
the cobbler, stitching busily;
"they are all so-one eye aiece ;
yet they make a very good use of
it, and Polly's servant has four
cousins who are blind, stone
blind ; no eye at 'all; and they
come sometimes and help her,
I've seen thom'in the cottage my
self, and that's how Polly gets a
good deal of her money. They
work for hei', and sh'e takes whbat
they maike to market, and buys
all those handsome things."
"Only tbink" s id3eolla almost
ready to br iih vexation, "and
I've not got a so6il to do anything
for me; how hard it is !" And
she took up her apron to wipe
away her tears.
The cobbler look attentively-at
"Well, you areto be pitied cer..
tainly," he said; "and if I were.
not in such.a hurry--"
"0, do go on, pray. Were you
going to say gou could help me?
i've heard that ~your people are
very fond of curds and w hey and
fresh goose.berry syllabub. Now,
if you would help me, trust me
tha't there snould be the most
beautiful curds and whey set
every night for you on the hearth ;
and nobody should ever' look
when you went and -came."
"Why, you see," said the cob
ber, hesitatingly, "my. people are
extremely particular about-in
short, about-cieanlinesst Mistress;
and your house is not what one
would call very clean. No offense,
Ii hope ?"
Bella blushed deeply. "Well,
but it should be always clean, if
you would-every day of my life
I would wash the floor and sand
it, and the hearth should be white
washed as white as snow, and the
"Well, said the cobbler, seeming
to consider, "well then I should
not wonder if I could meet with
a one-eyed servant for you, like
Yoni neighbor's; but it may be
several days befuic I can; and
mind, Mistress, I'm to have a dish
"Yes, and sonic whipped cream,
too," replied Bella, full of joy.
The cobbler then took up all
his tools, wrapped then in his
leaLher apron, walked behind the
wall-flower, and disappeared.
Bella was so delighted she could
not sleel that night for joy. Her
husband scarcely knew the house,
she had made it so bright and
clean, and by night she had
washed the curtain, cleaned the
win;do'w i-ubed the fli'e irons,
sanded' fthe floor, and -got a great
jug, of hawthorn in blossom on
The dxtm6rnhig"Bela keiit.a
sbarp laokont, both f6r the tiny
cobbler and: on her n-ighbor's
house, to sed nihother she'could
possibiy 'catch a glimpse of the
oie-eyed servant. But 'o, Doth
ing could she see but hde neigh
bor, sitting in her rocking chair,
with her baby on her knee, work
At last, when she was quite
tired out,- she heard the voice of
the. cobbler outside. She -ran to
the door.and cried out:
"0, do, pray, come in,;sir; only
look at my houzie
"Really,"_said the cobbler, look
ing arund. "1 declare. I should
hardly have known. it-the .sun
can shine brightly now through
the clear glas; and wha a- sweet
smell of hawthorn !"
"Well, and my one-eyed ser
Vat '7ac sked BcH.a- "you re
mem1ber: I hope you understand
that 1 -can't pay her any wages
have you motvith one'that will
'X"AH's right," replied the little
nian nodding, "I've got her witb
"Got her with you " replied
Bella, lookirig ro and ; I see no..
"ILook, here. she is;"' said the
cobbler, holding up something in
his hand. -
Would you believe it? The
one-eyed servant was nothing. but
FOR THE BERALD.
BROADBRIM'S NEW YORK
Wpnderful Cases of Domestie Tnsanity-To
Marry a Rich Widow Adjudged an Evi
denn~e of Xadness-Rockland County
-The Rising Generation--Hot
Times in the Churches.
I recollect reading a story once,
witten by a gentleman .named
Shakspere, of an old~ fellow by the
name of Lear, who lived somewhere
down East.' M~r. "Lear, according
to all accounts, was a highly re
spectable man, largely engaged in
politics and real -estate, and had
secumulated considerable money,
he having 'been in business for liim
self several years. Mrs. Lear had
died some time before the* opening
of the story, from an attack of
neasles or whooping-cough, or
something of that sort, leaving
three daughters. His youngest
daughter fell. -in love with a fellow
she met at a-picnic, but the old man
couldn't see it in that light-he had
another fellow all :cut and dried,
and he wanted the girl to marry
him. She swore shed be teeto
tally chawed up if she would, and
the old man said he'd be- if she
shouldn't, and the final result was
that he turned her out of the house ;
the other two daughters, having a
most disintrested eye on the old
man's property, told him that he
had just done what he ought to do,
and that the next best thing to
joining a spiritual circle was to di
vide his property between them.
This struck the old man as a bril
liant idea, and he acted on it at
once ; he gave them his boots and
his clothes and his meerschaum
pipe, and, in short, everything he
had ; after he had given them all,
then the ungrateful wretches want
ed the rest, and when the old man
r.euse the kicked him into the
street. It was raining at the time,
and he had neither India-rubbers,
mackintosh, nor even a cotton um
brella. Ha! ha ! think of -that. I
merely cite this story to show your
readers that I am posted in ancient
history;. besides, we have a num
ber of just such cases going on in
New York to-day. It is dangerous
now for an old man to own prop
erty or money. - -Broadbrim feels
secure however, fpr his.property I
consists of one estate in the Isle of
Skye, and another in joy eye; the
titles being unsettled, mpyheirs are.
not expected to.profittherby. At
the present time four uits are
pending in our courts where the
children- o, rich people e :trying
to,adjudge them. lunaticq and to
have them sent to. a mad-house on
the following grounds:. ,r. Lord,
who married the widow qieks, se
cured one. of the most beautiful
women in America, with an annual
income of thirty thousand dollars.
All the old chaps about town look
upon it as one of the cleverest and
most creditable conquests that they
ever heard of in their lives, and the
Ancient Mariner's Club, an associa
tion of oi mc t respectable iLi-V
zens. who have-passed the age of
sixty, have, resolved 'o vote him a
gold .medal to commemorate the
glorious event. A beautiful widow
and thirty thousand dollars ! Whew!
at the.risk of being condemned as
a lunatic,. I don't. think, she would
have had to ask me twice. Well,
to -return to my muttons. Mr.
Lord is 83; he creditably managed
an estate for many years worth
over a million of dollars. - His chil
dren made it so uncomfortable for
him that he sought a congenial
companion. As I have said, he se
cured the most beautiful woman
in America, in every was his equal,
if not his superior, and now pro
ceedings are .being taken in our
courts to- adjudge the old -gentle,::
man a lunatic.; his family is arrayed
against him, sons. and- daughters;
pursue him,- court officers and tip
staffs watch the house in which he
is- supposed ,to be concealed, as if he
were a ,murderer or a thief, and all
because he.. has disappointed .his
heirs, and did what . Commodore'
Vanderbilt did .at.almost. the. ame
age, with. this difference, that. 3rs
Lord is beautifa~l and rich, and
Mrs. Vanderbilt was not. If they
can catch the old man and find a
jury vile enough to do it they wil-l
put him in a mad-house. So- tell
all the old fellows up your way
to keep. out: of the way of the rich
Another case occurred, equally
infamous, in the neighboring Coun
ty of Rock;land. A gentleman there
had been married forty years-his
children all were men and women,
most of theni married and with fami
lies ;he was a man-who had occupied
mnany positions of high public trust
one whose honor.and infiegrity had
never been questioned-but his
health was too good,.he was livitig
too long.- His .sons dragged him
into.court, accused him of a most
shameful offense, and asked the
court to adjudge him a lunatic,
that they . might have charge of
and divide the estate. The father
wished a continuance of the case,
and 'the sons urged a peremptory
trial and condemnation, and un
moved by the old man's teai's-tears
wrung from him by this cruel per
s'ectiotir-they tried to force the
issue, till driven with hisses from
In Brooklyn a case is pending
between an old lady and her daugh
ters. The old lady's. husband
died some years ago, leaving a for
tune of one hundred thousand
dollars. She had two daughters
who were miarried, and who desired
an immediate division of the estate.
It was a partnership business, and
could not be divided atence with
out involving serious loss. Both
the daughters had abatidoned their
husbands and had returned to the
homestead to live off of the mother.
Quarrels ensued ; and at last they.
have dragged the old lady into
court, and want her adjudged a
lunatic-not that she has ever done
anything, but she will not divide
the -estate, of which she is ex
ecutress, till it can be done without
Last week another case was tried
of an old lady who was sued by the
wife of her son. She wanted the
old lady to be sent tothe lunatic
asylum, and on the case being tried,
one of the most important wit
nesses, *fio, by the way, was a
cousin of the* plaintiff, swore, as
an evidence of the old woman's
idiocy, that one day when she Went
there to lunch that she&had nothing
but codfish cakes and piekles, that
there was no mince pie, and she
could not swear positively if there
was any molasses cake or not.
We are nota reverential: people
neither parents, nor government,
nor God himself seem to have any
re-rentiEclaimonthe rising gen
ration. They treat nothing with
Hhe respect which is its'due. Boys
of ten, twelve or fifteen years of
age will sit in a street car "or a
ferry-boat chewing their tobacco
while women stand with' children
in their arms almost ready to faint.
[ do not think, in an experience
of years, that I can recall the fact
of a boy ever offering his seat in
any public conveyance to a person
older than himself; for this their
mothers are undoubtedly to blame,
and it is this lack=of paternal-and
national reverenre wbhichiso shock
ing to foreigners visiting our shores.
It is this characteristic' which is in
strumental in affording Ius the
shameful 7exhibitions -of the past
week of four 'disting&ished families
endeavoring to shat up' their pa
rents in a mad house because they
were unfortunate enough to have a
There io a& row in the temperance
6a-p Dr Crosby, wh has 4dne
some noble work in his;time,:lias
taken his friends cnite-:by sirprise
by preaching a sermon in which he
delared that a little wite is good
for the stomach's 'ake. 'Brother
Mundey, who has been a regular
Boanerges in' the ranka of the cold,
water army, is about being,hurled
frow,his exalted posifion, some of
his opponents uikindly - hinting
that Croton water was not the only
fluid that moistened his clay. These
divisions in the cold water camp
have 'sadly iipaired the efficiency
of the force which Brother Murphy
calls thc army of the Lord. Inst'ead
of thinking "of water, lhowever, we
are' now~ *aetively refienting on
fire, and I trust I may be perniitted
to say it without being aceused of
irreverence, it is fire all along the
line, and getting rather hot. Bro
ther Talmage gave us a roaster last
week, none of your milk-and water
sermons, but one of the good old
fashioned discot'rses' wherein he
called things by' their hard old
Saxon -names. Hell was hell, fire
was fire,; sulphur was sulphur, and
Talmage was Talmage.' 'When I
see so much of cruelty and wick
edness and crime, so much of op
pression and cheating and villainy,
I could almost hope that Dr. Tal
mage's version was the true one,
though I don't care about taking
up permanent lodgings there my.
self- The peace news' has had a
very depressing effect-. upon the
grain mar-ket. and holders of heavy
stocks are sure to go to the wall
The steady decline of gold, which
dropped to one and a'half, repre
sents a shrinkage of values of hun
dreds of millions of dollars- The
wind that inflated our balloon in
1864 is gradually being let out,
mortgages are being foreclosed,
everybody is trying to sell real es
tate, and nobody has money to buy,
or, if they have, they feel abun
dantly able to 'keep it. 'Never was
seen such sacrifices in dry goods,
and never was exhibited such a' self
sacrificing desire on' the part of our
females to wear them, and to wear
as much as possible of them; not
able to carry their dimity on their
backs, they now parade the streets
with both hands full, and carry a
load that would stagger a porter
when they would ahniost faint at
the idea of carrying home a pair of
stockings or' a hoop-skirt. This is
something which no fellow can find
out, be he never so much of a vic
The weather is more seasonable
-blue noses and red ears are now
in vogue-the heart of the small
boy rejoices in the frosty air, and
the skates which have been lying in
rusty inactivity are one:e more called
into requisition. I tried it only a
short time after the first cold
and sallied out upon the ice. I
thought .1 would just 'cat a few
pigeon wings, mark out the a4,ha
bet in capitas, give them a sktch
of the-American-eage and wind up
with e pluribus unum. Mee strap.
ping on my skais- I rose Majes
tically to my feet, and just as I was
about to start the ice-rode up and
bit ie-n the back of thAhead in a
manner that coniienedn e an earth
quake had taken plae6.7Iliad seen
the effect 6f earthquakes-in'outh
America, and did' n6t -We abIout
pursuing the subject any further.
A phrenologist could have die.
covered, a new bump-for abbut six
weeks after. Talk abo#f.seing
Venus at noonday, - am wilng to
make affidavit that '-saw-at Iast
;one hundred and fifty sta a good
deag bigger than Venus-in tact
theyi- were the largest I ever>law
in mylife. No great falamity' or
crime has marred thequet of the
week. Perhaps we are-gettingbet
ter; at; least I hope so,.-MAttost
that we may so behv&is rselves
as to -make us kqxita sifdifferent
whether Dr. TalIiage :of - Nixon
Farrar is in the right.
' Youra*l, ,d '
DEATH FiCOff NOINE5.
A literary getremiamEcnee re
marked in' aj40oW6%pedh,'hat it
would '4e- air tiprovemetWu}on
the*eman boy tif we tigidhut
our -&ears a& easily as weca-hat
our eyes. If a sightdisplease-us,
we hav:e but. to-drb#;-,a!r- eyelids,
sodv e ,rao' elieved: Btv"*bave
no reme4y againt piosy peeches
or tho itring of guis, or t Ie shriek
of a whistle, except to reimoveour
selves from the vieinity -of the
.The jocose remark received a
pathetic illustration in the case of
John Leech., - the - artist; whose -
sketches made the London'Punch
the delight of its -readers. His
nerves' were in such a state'of ten
sion that he became:the tortired
'victim of organ grinders and rail
way whistles. He workedrin1the
attic of hig house, but ev-en there
the din of streetr'bands annoyed
bima His 'sufferings from noises
becanme so" pginfu[lthatone of the
pr'opri'etors ofIthe .Punck took him
into the.. country to stay la week
or- more; Leech- tpromised ;bimn
self :much -pleasure in: .ei%g :far
away from.the noise' of the organ
grinders, railway whistIlwand the
firing of guns.
Birt the morning after his arri
val the host was surprised to find
the ai tist ready to depart. "I 'can
not stay any longe' here," he said.
'-The- noise drives-me frantic."
:"What noise ?"
"The ':gardener awhetting -his
scythe. It goes through my ears .'
like a 'cork-screw."
Leech died not long after. He
may be said, according to the.state
of a friend, "to have died of the
hideous ,noises, the horrible brass
bands, and barrel organs of Lon
don, which jarred upon his-shat
There's plenty of ivory yet on
our.round ball. Africa is the land
of ivory "temples," or idol inclo
suros, where the cOmmonest uten
sils for domestic use are made of
ivory. The people do not seem to.
-omprehend' why people should
take the trouble to -pay for it when
it is so plentiful in each village.
Annually, for the last decade,
there has been paid to the British
government by the Bank. of Eng
land. a .sum slightly in exoess of
$17,500,000, representing the un
claimed dividends .on sonsole. In
other words, $580,000,000 of the
English national debt will never
have to be redsemed.
*Forty-seven members of the for
ty-seventh Congress are natives
of Pennsylvania. Of this number,
Messrs. Blaine, Wallace, Cameron,
Mitchell, McMillan and Pa,tterson
are senators. New York has for
ty-nine representatives in Con
Refinea sugars are cheaper now
than ever before in thbis country.
However little we have to do,
let.us do that little well.