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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. XV. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1879. No. 41.
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REAL AND MIMIC.
Dora seated at the play
Weeps to see the hero perish
Hero of a Dresden day,
Fit for china nymphs to cherish;
Oh, that Dora's heart would be
Half so soft and warm for me!
When the fiaring lights are out
His heroic deeds are over,
Gone his splendid strut and shout,
Gone his raptures of a lover,
While my humdrum heart you'd find
True, though out of sight and mind.
BY ALICE DALE.
Pretty ? Yes, rather pretty,
but perfectly heartless,' said Mrs.
Holmes to Doctor Stanley, a young
and talented physician, with whom
she was conversing at a large and
'Heartless! with that sensitive
mouth, and those eyes, so deep
and full of expression ?' said the
'I don't admire her style of
beauty at all. She looks like a
wax doll, and her heartlessness is
proverbial. Since her uncle left
her so wealthy she has had suit
ors by the score, and flirts with
every one. Why, look at her
Doctor Stanley's eyes followed
the direction in which the lady
waved bei fan, and rested on the
central figure of a group around
the piano. It was a lady, young
and fair, with a tall, exceeding
graceful figure, pure Greek fea
tures, and large blue eyes. Her
hair was short, but the soft, full
curls made a lovely frame for the
fair face. Her dress was of dark
lace; %nd twisted amongst the
olden curls were deep crimson
lowers, with dark green leaves,
and the snowy throat and arms
littered blood-red rubies. She
was conversing gaily with a knot
f gentlemen, and Doctor Stanley
auntered over to the group.
'Miss Marston,' said one gentle
an, 'what has become of Harold
raham, the artist ?'
The tiny hands swept over the
vory keys of the grand piano in
the measure of a brilliant waltz ;
nd another of the group, sup
osing Miss Marston did not hear
the question, said : 'Out at el
ows, and can't appear.'
'He was wretchedly poor, there
s no doubt,' said a third.
'Perhaps he has committed sui
ide. It is three weeks since he
isappeared,' said another.
'Oh, I hopenot !' said Miss Mars
on ; 'we want his tenor for our
ext musical soiree. It would be
oo provoking for him to commit
'Mrs. Holmes was right,' thbought
he doctor ; 'she is perfectly heart
ess. Poor Harold!l'
He turned from the piano, but
topped, as a full, rich voice broke
ut into song. Eva Marston was
inging Schubert's 'Last Greet
ng;' and into the mournful words
he poured such wailing energy
ad deep pathos, that group after
roup in the large rooms ceased
heir gay conversation to listen to
'Can she sing so without heart
r feeling ?' muttered the doctor,
gain drawing nearer to the pi-t
'Eva,' said the young lady, as
the last notes of the song died
way, 'Eva, play a polka, won't
A contemptuous smile quivered ~
For a moment on Eva Marston's
ip; then nodding good-naturedly, t
he dashe)d off into a lively polka,
which soon melted the group
round the piano into merry, ~
ight-footed dancers ; and Doctor
tanley went with the rest.
The next morning Miss Mars
ton sat in her own room, writing
letter. Let us peep over her
houlder at one sentence.
'All hollow, all heartless, Mi- ~
~iaml You blame me for flirting; C
you are not here to see how they
Follow me merely for my money;
Eot one true heart among them all.C
here was n-Hrld.---'
A knock at the door interrupted
-Come in ' and a needle woman
entered with a basket of work.
'Good-morning,' said Eva, pleas
antly. 'How is Terence this
'Oh, miss, it's beautiful he is to
day. Sure, marm, I'm sorry ye've
had to wait so long for the needle
'Never mind that. How could
you work with the poor fellow so
'Sure, miss, it's many a one ex
pects their work, sick or well ;
and isn't Jerry sitting up the day
playing with the toys ye sint him,
and Pat, that I kept home from
school, a minding him !'
'1ow much, Mary ?' said Eva,
taking out her purse.
'Oh, miss, you don't owe Mary
Dennis a farden. There's the
doether ye left the money to pay,
and the wood ye sint, and the I
praties and milk, and the money 1
ye gave me last week; sure, miss, I
it's in your debt I am for the rest <
of my life.'
'What I gave Terence has noth- i
ing to do with my bill,' said Eva,
rapidly counting out some money.
'Miss Eva-' said the poor
Irish needle-woman, and then i
'Sure, miss, you do so much 1
good with your money, I'm
ashamed to tell you-' 4
'Tell me what?'
'Well, miss, it's about the young
gentleman that's rinted my room. I
You mind where the widder died I
last autumn. He came a week i
back, miss, and he niver come 1
down stairs for three days; so
this morning I wint up, and he's f
sick with a fever, out of his head I
entirely, miss. If you would come
'Wait, Mary ; I'll go with you.'
'Ho's dreadful poor, I think,
miss for it's precious little furni- f
ure-nothing but a bed, and a
table, and a chair, and no trunk
it all, at all, but a bit of a carpet-]
Throwing off her rich silk wrap
er, Eva put on a dark gray dress
nd cloak, and added a close
ilk bonnet with a thick veil.
And the two left the house to
In a low, close room, ot: a pal- g
et-bed, lay Mary Dennis' lodger. f
rhe face against th.e coarse ticking
ilow was such as one fancies for
bat of his favorite poet. The i
iair was dark, waving over a 1
road, white forehead ; and the I
eep-set eyes were hazel, large,
nd full ; and the features delicate. f
Usually the face was pale, but e
~ow it was crimson with fever; s
he eyes, too, fierce and wild. But,
~ven with all this, that face was c
eautiful with an almost unearth- t
Into that poor, low room, Eva, e
with her somber dress and radiant
eauty, came like a pitying angel.
be gave one glance at the in- e
alid's face, and then crossed the s
om to his side. t
'Eva !' said the sick man. 'Eva !' v
'He knows me,' she murmured, v
rawing back. s
But the young man moaned her t
ame again, and then broke forth 0
n wild, delirious raVings. t
'Mary,' said Eva, 'send Patrick c
o me. I will find pencil and r
Mary left the room, and Eva 1
urned to the table to find paper ti
nd pencil. She wrote two hasty c
otes. One was to her house- h
eeper, for pillows and sheets ; h
e other was toDri. Stanley, who ci
lid not conjecture who was the a
iend that sent him so much prac. h
ice among poor patients, and saw o
bat the young physician was well y
Having dispatched Patrick with
be notes, Eva tried to make the E
esolate room home-like. Lifting 0
om the table a waistcoat some. a
bing dropped from the pocket to c
She picked it up. It was a small b
iiniature case, open ; and painted u
n the ivory was Eva Marston's
~eautiful face. S
A smile, gentle and pitying,
ame on her lip.
'Ho did lnoe me, than--really .I
love me-and would not seek me
with the herd of fortune-hunters
who follow me, and that is the
reason I have missed him for so
'Arrah, miss, here's the doether.'
'Stop him, Mary. I will go in
here. Remember, Mary, you don't
know my name !' and Eva went
into another little room vacant,
and adjoining that of the in
valid's. The door stood ajar, and
Dr. Stanley's first exclamation
Rfter entering reached her.
'Harold I have I found you at
last, and in such a place ?'
Eva's eyes ranged over the
,apabilities of the room in which
3he stood, and she nodded, say
'It will do-larger and better
Lhan the other, but a poor place
The next day, when Doctor!
tanley called to see his patient,
Gary, with a pardonable prid.e,
ishered him into the room that
iad been vacant before. A soft
arpet was on the floor, and a fire
n the grate. Soft muslin cur
ains, snowy white, draped the
window. The bed could scarcely
)e recognized, with its pure,
white pillows, counterpane, and
;hcets. A little table stood beside
he bed, with the medicines the
loctor had ordered, and a decan
er of cooling drink.
'The lady ye mind I told you
>f, that sent ye to Terry,' said
gary. 'We arranged the room
esterday, and my good man and
moved him to-day, so she'll find
iim here when she comes. It's
ound asleep he's been for better
han three hours, sir.'
Two hours later Harold was
itill asleep, but then he opened
iis eyes. The cold, cheerless room
was .changed, as if by enchant
nent; and (Harold thought he
vas dreaming) an angel face bent
wer him, with pitying eyes and a
mile tender as a mother's over
'Eva P' he whispered. 'Oh. that
could die in such a dream, and
lever awake to the bitter, hope.
ess love! Let me die now P'
Was it a dreaim, that sweet, low
roice answering him ?
'Harold, you will not die-you
vill live-live for me! Your ge
~ius shall be recognized, your pic.
res sought. No more strug
~ling for life, but only for
And the tears fell as she spoke.
Doctor Stanley, standing in the
oorway, recognized the ball-room
elle, and the object of his friend's
ong, silent, hopeless love.
Softly be glided down the stairs,
or he knew that a better modi
ie than he could prescribe was
'ithin the patient's grasp.
And the world said : 'Just think
f Eva Marston, rich, and such a
elle, marrying Harold Graham,
he artist, who was as poor as a
burch mouse ?'
The following was a New Haven
olony law in 1669: 'Whosoever
all inveigle or draw the affec
ions of any maide or maide-ser
ant, either to himself or others,
ithout first gaining the con
snt of her parents, shall pay
the plantation for the first
ifence, 40s., the second, ?4, for
de third shall be imprisoned or
rporeously punished.' An old
cord has just been found show
ig that under this law Jacobeth
urtine and Sarah Tuttle got into
'ouble by 'setting down on a
lestle together, his arme around
er waiste, and her arme upon
is shoulder or about his neck, and
ntinuing in that sinful posture
bout half an hour, in which time
e kyssed her and she kyssed him,
' they kyssed one another, as
e witnesses testified.'
The good man loves all men.
[e loves to speak of the good of
hers. All within the four seas
e his brothers. Love of man is
iiet of all the virtues. The mean
tan sows, that himself may reap;
at the love of the perfect man is
Most people judge men only by
iccess or fortune.
In times of sorrow our solace is
A WOMAN'S ESCAPE FROM
In the year 1849 died in the
town of Greene, Me., an old man
named Thomas, who had a thrill
ing wolf story of his own to tell,
though the experience was too
early for his memory, he being at
the time a baby in arms. Mr.
George J. Varney relates the ad.
venture in the Lewiston Journal.
Mrs. Thomas was a fisherman's
wife who lived in the town of
Brunswick, Me., where Bovidoin
College now stands. At one time
when her husband was in port,
but could not come home, she
started on foot to Harpswell, a
distance of ten miles, to see him,
carrying heryoungestchild in her
arms. Returning with a load of
fish on her back as well as the
burden of her babe, she heard a
wolf howl in the forest, and terror
quickened her pace, though she
was already fain to sink with
She was midway of the five
miles of unbroken woods when
the howl of the wolf again smote
her ear, and this time other
voices, one after another, joined
in. The pack bad gathered on
her trail I
She must climb a tree, one
would say; but she did not. She
did not even throw away her fish.
The wolves gained upon her mo
ment by moment, the great gray
wolves of the North that stand as
high as a man when they rear. It
was a mile and a half to the nearest
house when sLo first caught a
glimpse of the approachiug de
She had for the last two miles
walked at her utmost speed; it
*as now time to run. Yet she
still held firmly her babe and her
A quarter of a mile more, an-d
swiftly as she had passed it, the
wolves were within a few yards.
She could see their white teeth
and hear their laboring breath
above her own. She loosened
and threw down a single fish, and
ran on. The pack discovered rare
game, and fought together for its
By the time it was eaten the
courageous woman had got a quar
ter of' a mile in advance; but the
pack were soon at her heels again.
Another fish checked them, and
their snarls and yells, as they
again fought each other for a bite
of the savory fresh codfish, hur
ried the laborious flight of the
weary woman. -
- Her babe, annoyed by the shak
ing it received from the rapid
pace, at length cried lustily, call
ing the wolves to renewed pur
suit. In vain the poor mother
tried to soothe her infant, but
another fish was followed by a
fresh fight and precious delay of
Again and again this action was
repeated, until at length the bark
ing of two huge dogs alarmed the
wolves, while the almost ex-1
hausted mother ran past the
friendly brutes to the door of the
farmhouse, thrown open to re
The great dogs were trained to
their duty, and no sooner was the
Eugitive in the house than they
lso retired in good order to the
same safe stronghold, leaving the
oiled wolves to rage outside, and
to fall before the guns that werer
peedily brought to bear upon t
The weary mother found safety
~nd rest, but whether she saved
~ny of her fish tradition does not
There are many fruits that
lever turn sweet until the frost h
as touched them. There are
nany nuts that never fall from
be bough of the tree till the frost
as opened and ripened them.
ALnd there are many elements of
ife that never grow sweet and
>eautiful till sorrow touches them.
We give advice, but cannot give 1
,he wisdom to profit by it.d
it is a great folly to wish only
n. be wiBe.
A WONDERFUL OLD DOC
Dr. A. Curtis enters his eighty
third year to-day, and claims to
be the most supple and elastic
man of his age in the world. As
he professionally expresses it:
He turns his heel against his
hip and books his chin.over the
head of the tibia, with the thyroid
cartilage over the patella. He
stands on one foot and places the
heel of the other flat on his chin
and the ball on his forehead. He
brings the posterior spines (crests)
of his scapulm within two inches
of each other, or extends them
eight inches asunder. He raises
either and depresses the other so
as to make a difference of six
inches in their height, and give
him a very crooked spine. He ex
pels the air from any part of his
lungs, or fills that part without
sensibly disturbing the .remainder.
Hle has perfect command of the
functions of all the viscera of his
thorax and abdomen. He can in
crease or diminish both the volume
and the pulsations of his arteries,
and can promote the proper ac
tion of his stomach, liver, kidneys
and bowels without medicines ;
can relieve his headache or his
fevers, or warm his feet-all these
by a, simple effort of his will.
If any one doubts the perfor
mance of this programme, the doc
tor is ready to demonstrate. He
thinks he could walk a mile in
ten minutes, but he wouldn't vio
late* the laws of health so far as
as to walk five miles an hour for
100 consecutive hours.
This isn't all, he always shaves
himself without a mirror and with
his eyes shut;Nhe sides of his face
with his different hands ; the right
with his right and the left with
his left, and no barber can excel
the execution in good quality for
As to the preservation of his
health the doctor gives the follow
ing discouraging account :
"I eat no food that is known to
be injurious to my constitution
no pork, very little beef or lamb,
and but rarely. fish or fowls. I
drink no alcoholic liquors-never
in my life a glass of champagne
wine, nor one of lager beer. I
use no tobacco in any form or con
dition, nor even tea nor coffee,
except as medicine when I need
their action ; or whben absent from
my home I take a cup to avoid
troubling my friends."
The old doctor persists in saying
that he does not take poison for
medicine, and sums up his early
bistory as follows :
"AL eight years of age I was
nade a poor boy by the misfor
tune of my father. For the next
twenty-seven years I never had a
sent of aid for my food, clothing
>r education that I did not earn
with my own head and hands. For
~en years of it I suffered much
'rom dyspepsia and a bereditary
~endency of consumption, both of
which I cured- forty-seven yearsj
In response to the suggestion
,hat he should retire from busi-1
less, the doctor says :
"1 shall do so when I cannot, as
do now, lecture to students an
iour every day ; I shall ride when
cannot walk four or five miles a<
lay, for practice and other busi- 1
less, and may use a cane when I 1
~an find no profitable use for my r
iand. For the present I must be j
>ermitted to 'go about my busi- I
iess' with no other incumbrances s
han the instruments with which I c
Dou't you know that just in ~
iroportion as we subdue our pride a
nd lust, our love of things wordly ~
,nd carnal, that just as fast as we t
vercome ourselves, we enter into 6
Sow an act and you reap a
abit; sow a habit and you reap a
baracter ; sow a character and
on reap a destiby.
We are apt to fear for the fear- d
ass, when we are companions in
To extol one's own virtue is to
ake a~ vice of it. 1<
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DO'XE WITH NEATNESS A"ND DISPATCH
A DAUGHTER'S SURGERY.
A middle-aged lady, who resides
near Wellers, Pa., was afflicted by
that terrible disease, scrofula, the
seat of the disorder being in her
head. Sbe suffered terrible agony
from the pressure ofth, diseased
cranium upon the brain, and her
physician decided that the only
means of relief was the removal of
the top of her skull. He neW at
tempted the operation, however,
fearing she might die from its
effects. The woman continued to
suffer, and her son, who was
afflicted with tbe same. disease,
determined to take the risk and
perform the operation. He was
considerable of a mechanical gen
ius, and be soon constructed a fine
saw for the purpose, the material
used being wire-from an old hoop
skirt. After he had finished the
instrument, although he bad nio
surgical knowledge, he began the
operation of sawing.through the
skull at a point about two inches
below the summit of the craniam.
After working some time at the
operation the young man was taken
o fall into his views of eating
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