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A LEAP-YEA R PROPOSAL.
Pray, gentk: ieing, give me heed,
As kneeling humbly by thy side,
With lacerated heart I plead
That I may-be thy blushing bride.
I long-I wildly long to press
Thee to my heart-I know 'tis rash!
I pine to print a fond caress
Upon thy neck and mild mustache.
Why, tell me why, thine eyelids drop;
Why turn away so pettishly;
Say, why with fierce, tumultuous flop,
Thy bosom heaves coquettishly?
Ikuowithat thou rt young and fair
As tiny buds in early spring
But thou shalt be my constant care
Thou frail and fragils little thing!
I'll sew thy shirts and darn thy hose,
Thy victuals cook, thy fires will light
1-11 grease thy graceful Grecian nose
Each snowy, croupy, wintry night,
So surely thou'lt not tell me nay
And bid me, dying, quit thy side
Brace up; pull down your vest and say
Th at J may be thy blushing bride.
ClOWN OF GOLD,
'A light nourishing diet, and
ood wine-that's what she needs,'
id Dr. Osborne, sorrowfully.
4edicine can do nothing here.'
He spoke sorrowfully because
e knew right well that what be
as recommending was beyond
is patient's power to obtain, and
is heart ached for the positive
espair that showed itself in the
tce of the listener.
A beautiful girl of 19 or c0 years,
erhaps, upon whose youth the
light of care and poverty had
then heavily. She was poorly
lad in black, and as she put
ack her dingy veil with a white
d trembling hand, her large blue
yes, full of unsbed tears, roved
-om the speaker?s kindly face to
e wasted, silent figure on the
ed again with a whole history of
ntold anguish in their depths.
octorQharl-es- Osborne, young
d tender of heart, looking into
e sad blue eyes and falling each
oment more and more deeply in
ve with their owner, impulsive
answered their despairing gaze
he inght have answered spoken
'1 would to God that my means
rere equal to my wil1' said be.
am but a poor and struggling
bysician, as you know ; other
!ise your mother w ould want for
The young girl blushed vivid
imson suddenly, and drew up
er slight figure haughtily witb
look of offended pride. It was
uly for an instant, however, the
ext she held out her hands to
im gratefully, and the tears in
er b1ge eyes overflowed.
'1 thank yon flor your sym.
aty,' she said simpfy, 'and for
our constant care, but for which
e might not'-her eyes were
n the bed and her voice sank
w-'she might not, perhaps,
ave been spared to me this long.
'or the rest'-with a deep sigh-'ii
bere be any way in the world to
btain it she shall have wine.'
She stood for a few seconds,
oking after him, and listening to
is footfall as it echoed along the
are staircase and hall; she let
er face fall down on her hands
ih a tearless sob.
'Can poverty bring us good
~ifts?' she moaned. '1f so it is
nly to torture us. In my pover
y a true heart has come to me,
ut it can never be mine !'
Then she went into the poor,
are room, closing the door softly
fter her, and bent above the
eoping #gure on the bed.
'Good food and wing, she mup
aured. 'And she will die without
hem. flow can 1 get themi
low ? Alas! It was easier tc
sk than to answer that. .Every.
hing they possessed that would
aeb a dolhg bad been sold, and
ud she not spent almost the
vhole of this weary day in trying~
o obtain work and quite in vain ?
'I know not what to do,' sbh
~ighed, despairing!y, and turned
way, and, half unconsciously,
ook off her bonnet. As she dic
bat, a bit of wire escaping fron
he folds of crape caught in bel
,omb and drew it out, and dowr
umnbled a glorious showe-r of gol
le L ir upon her shoulders.
'A crown of gold !' she said sad
ly and bitterly.- 'The lust of my
ornaments. It was well enough
when I was rich. When poor
papa was alive to take pride in it,
and call me Princess Golden Hair,
and deck it with pearls and gems;
but now-what do I want with it
She took it down again, and
shook it over her like a veil. and
held it up, allowing the shining
hairs to fall through her white
fingers like golden rain.
'It is worth something,' she
said, thoughtfully. 'If I bad want-'
ed to purchase it, when I had
money, I should have paid well
for it-a hundred dollars, perhaps.
I wonder if Lily Edison would
give me twenty now ?'
'I'il try,' she muttered, resolute
ly, and began to coil it up again.
'Lily's hair was of exactly the
same color,' she mused anxiously.
'But she had not ao much on all
her bead as I twist into one of
these braids. She used to say,
laughing, that she would gladly
puy mine for its weight in gold.
Well, I'll try.
Once more she put on her bon
net, and leaned over the bed.
'You shall not die for want of.
wine, while your child wears a
golden crown. Never, dear!'
:;ily Bdisop was an heiress and
a belle. Not so handsome as the
fair rival who had been her bosom
friend two years ago-beautiful
Dora Tremaine-but handsome
enough, her rival having disap
peared from society and being
'I wonder what did become of
Dora!' Lily would say to herself
sometimes, but she never cared
enough to do more than wonder.
Else she might have learned that,
like others, 'poor but proud,'
Dora and her mother had hidden
themselves in their reverses of
fortune, from all who had known
them in their prosperous days;
sinking slowly and hopelessly be
neath a 'ses of troubles,' unti! gt
last they left not even g sign be
hind to mark the place where
they had sunk to ruin.
So Lily Edison's surprise was
great indeed when her maid ush
ered Dora unannounced into her
boudoir that evening. 4.phe pale
girl came forward, with out
stretched hands and excited eyes
that sawv no one but Lily.
'Do you remember me?' she
asked almost wildly. 'We were
dear friends and schoolmates once,
you and I!' She pulled the faded
crape bonnet from her head. 'See !
you used to envy my golden
crown. It's all that's left of those
old. days. .My mother is sick-we
need money very sorely. Lily,
will you buy my hair ?'
And she took out the comb, and
dowvn the glittering treasure fell,
no more lilke a golden crown, but
a cloak of shining beauty. Dora
held it up in her trembling hand.
'Buy it for Heaven's sake !' she
said, and burst into a storm of
tears. 'Help me save her life I'
And then, before Lily could
gather breath for a reply, a firm
and caught Dora and placed her
in a chair, and a brusque, deep
voice somewhat shaken with emo
'I'm your customer ! There,
there, cry my poor child, cry allI
your grief away. You're with
friends-look up and see if you
don't know me ?'
Dora looked up to the speaker's
'Doctor Gray !' she cried, and
hid her face in shame. 'You
here ? I thought Miss Edison was
alone. I thought-'
'That she would buy your
crown of gold,' said the old doc
tor, merrily. 'So she would, i've
io doubt, be glad of the chance ;
but I've bought it. Whatever
she offers I'll double, my dear ;
and you're bound to sell to the
highest bidder. Besides, it would
do Miss iLily no good. .'m treat
ing her for the headache already,'
'And what will you do with it ?'
cried she, who by this time was
embracing her friend.
'Keep it on the original owners
Ihead until I want it,' said the old
man. 'Hlow much do you bid,
Miss Lily ?'
bA undred, and bore's half of
it ,o hbe-in with.'
So Dora went home in the old co
doctor's carriage, and in his com- uti
pany and care. He laughed when be
she apologized for their miserable pe
room. 'Pooh ! pooh !' said he. 'I an
was present when you made your Mt
first appearance in this world, als
child. You hadn't even your frc
crown of gold then. Poor enough, do
forsooth ! Ycu needn't ever mind hu
me. Who's been attending mo- dis
ther ?' 'W
'Dr. Charles Osborne,' she told gei
him timidly, and a blush stole over of
her pale, beautiful face. Then as
she saw him start and give a long str
'Do you know him, sir?' tb
!Heard of him,' said the old IW
n>an, brusquely. 'Smart fellow, cai
but poor. Well, wel, your mo. pr(
ther is my old patient. You shall sat
pay him, and I'll take this case sic
He did. Took it to his own! ho
luxurious house, thence to the eg;
seaside-restored Mrs. Tremaine ch1
to health at last, and surrounded lat
both her and Dora with every ne
'low are we ever to repay you?'
the girl asked him, and his answer no
fairly took her breath. Th
'I want a wife,' said he as ab- Cy'
ruptly as usual. 'Your crown of tb(
gold is mine, Dora, will you give Cb
me all the rest ?' tb<
Poor Dora I What is a crown ma
of gold compared to a heart ? She cot
had sold the first. After all, no E
one seemed to want the latter, as
she thought sadly. She had n9i- ral
ther seen nor heard of-and then gel
she checked herself and left of
Charles Osborne!s name unuttered at
and retninded herself' of the debt dr<
of gratitude to Dr. Gray. ed
' owe you more than my life,' m0
she sighed, 'but I have no heart
to give you. If my respect, es-. to
teem-if my deep gratitude will at
,They will,' said the old man. th'
'I believe you love rue dearly into dir
the bargain. Will you give me cai
your hand, pray ?' Qn
'Yes,' she sighed and placed it 7y
in his reluctantly. He gave it a in
'Pretty little baud !' said he. 'I
shan't keep you long. I shgil give er~
you to that lucky dog, my ne- let
phew 1' and he threw open the sal
door. 'Come in, Charley,'s~aid he. to
'Here-i give you a wife1,'m
S O ME OF N EW Y OR K'S se(
QUEER INDUISTR!ES. g
'M. Quad' writes about some of '
New York's queer retail stores as ne
follow in the Detroit Free Press: w
The pawnbrokers' windows in an
any city are objests of interest, gr
but in New York more than any- wc
wer-e ele The exhibition in yo
every such window, from Harlem ser
to the Battery, is mainly comn- nu
posed of watches and revolvers. Sa,
It would seem as if these were del
almost the only articles ever palt wi
in pawn. The display begins with lig
an old fashioned 'bull's-eye' watcb so
'marked down to $1.50,' and closes
with a navyv revolver 'for sale at
a bargain.' There is every sort of~ mu
watch ever made, and every kind for
of revolv~er ever invented, and if
the window is large enough there
is a side-show of dirks, daggers ev~
and bowie-knives. To judge from th
these displays one would imagine tin
that N4ew York was a city of
shooters and slashers. Bu
it does a poor man a deal of' vej
good to tramp up and down the fer
Bowery and Chatham street and ha:
see what splendid bargains are ne
offered under the shadow of those y
gilt balls. Eanging ini a conspic- an
os place in a well-filled window mc
you will discover a diamond pin los
with a center stone as big as a ser
filbert, and on the card is written: w
'A litle off-color - only $35.' ]
Gracios! but bow it makes a Ish
man's hair plin)b up to read the hal
figures, anid to think of bursting he
in on an evening party with that to
pin throwing out ten thousand me
sintillations a minute! 'Off-col- if
or' is pretty good, but 'all glass' set
would be more appropriate. The
next window will reveal 'this 4
solid seven-pearl ring only eight wvt
dollars I' A. young man with tbat of
ring o.na i finger would 'mash' a e
antry town in just fifteen min
,s, and fifteen minutes after tha
might discover that the sever
irls were worth a cent apiec<
i the ring only well washed
may of the regular jewelers are
o up to tricks. 'Can't be tok
m real diamonds-only thre<
lars,' is the legend borne by
ndreds of cards on which are
played sets of ear-drops, and
orn by a lord a Saratoga for a
uine stone,' is the story told
many a 'diamond' ring.
)ne of the sights of Chathan
eet are the dealers in second
2d clothing an4 furniture, and
,re is one place in particular
ere almost every article one
i think of or ask for will be
)mptly handed out. On the
ne counter were swords, pistols,
kies, coffee-mills, jack-knives,
ips, nutmeg-graters, button
)ks, candle-molds, grindstones
-beaters, riding-whips, dog
tins, horse-collars, hymn.books,
pwicks, paper collars, knitting
;dles, fire-fenders and fifty other
he second-band clothiers let
chance pass to drive a bargain.
cy look at every man with an
a to buy or to sell. I got ofi
Elevated road one day at
athacn square and walked down
street just behind a gentle
n from Pennsylvania, whc
ints his dollars by the million,
had on as fine a suit of clothes
money can buy, and his gene
bearing was that of a perfect
tleman. Yet, as he passed one
these clothing stores, the man
the door pointed to an old
iss coat which had been patch.
and dyed, and boldly re
1 want to call your attentiop
this pgat which is a bargain
four dollars !'
the millionaire halted and gave
) fellow one awful look, but it
n't affect him a bit, for as I
ne up he gave me dead away
a pair of checked pants at 'on
two dollars,' and long enougl
the legs for a man eight feel
[he secondhand furniture deal.
have even more cheek. They
no one pasts. A man with a
chel in each hand, just ready
start for his home a thousand
les away, is earnestly invited tc
ap in arid examine this parlor
te, at only forty dollars.' ]
s tackled in this way so often
Lt I finally went in one day tc
what the furniture regly was
I what further the dealer would
Mfost people would take this for
v furniture,' he confidentially
ispered as he pointed to a sofe
I six chairs upholstered in
en and sadly worn, 'but ]
n't try to deceive a man like
LTo tell the truth they were
t down here from a Fifth ave
e parlor to be sold on the quiet
I ase that. Husband died sud
ly-property all i ncumibe red
low left without mneans-ob.
d to sell off her furniture, and
Is that so ?'
Pon my sacred honor. Uow
h do you suppose I gave her
this suite ?'
rhe look he gave me I shall
r remember, but he swallowed
lump in his throat and con
Yes-ah I I'm a joker myself
t, seriously, I gave $42 for this
y suite, which I am now of.
ing at even forty. I am not
d-earted enough for this busi
is, and I'm going to c,uit iW
uen I got up there she cried
took on so that I gave $10
re than 1 ought to. I shall
$2 by the operation and it
es me right. Now, then,
at do you say ?'
said I lived in the Sandwich
nds, was short of' funds and
I neither wife nor home, but
lowered the price to $35, then
30, and ran half a block after
to say that he could take $25
I'd agree to keep it a profound
ret as long as I lived.
)ur life is like Alpine countries,
ere winter is found by the side
summer, and where it is but a
p from a garden to a glacier.
How They are Trained.
The London Spectator gives the
following accouut of the process I
of training African elephants iW
Alexandra Park, near London :
"The 'juniorest' elephant is se
lected to have his lesson first, and
comes slinging down to the ring
in his heavy trot ; the occasion is
quite a private one, but there's a
Nubian looking on, who has
learned thp English method of
applauding, and be softly clasps his
black palms together as the pupil
entangles himself in his rope to
begin with, and feels up Mr. Fe
lix's sleeve for consolation in the
shape of carrots. He does not get
them at this stage of the proceed
ings, but he knows they are com
ing, and it is very funny to ob
serve him in the widst of his les
$on, twitching bis trunk in some
new direction, which it suddenly
occurs to him to explore, and then
lie resumes his studies as if he had
not had a momentary distiaction.
He weighs seven hundred
weight at present, and if be can on
ly be kept from injurious food and
inflammatory diseases will grow
to ten feet high, it is expected,
and furnish - remarable refuta
tion of the general notion that
African elephants cannot be high
ly trained. They are not, indeed,
equal to the Indian elephants in
intelligence ; one has only to look
at their 'brain-box' to see that
but the four little olephants, all
newly come into Mr. Felix's
bands, are making rapid progress
under the system of kindness,
patience, praise, reward and 'no
knocking about. 'Come, my ba
wy l 'That's a fine boy!' 'Ab,
brave, bravo ; you are a beauty !'
'Fine boy ! beautiful boy!' Such
are the phrases, perpetually re
peated, which enQourage the big
little scho:ar as he climbs on a
wooden pedestal, lifts one clumsy
leg after another, admonished by
a gentle tap of his teacher's stick
-never used to hurt or frighten
bim-or turns his lumbering body
in the valse whbich, when he is
perfect in the accomplishment,
will be hailed with peculiar de
light by the public.
- Thbe valse is a performance
which the little elephants learn
very readily. They are at first
held by one huge, flapping ear,
and turned by the teacher, whose
steps they follow-the movement
comes easily to them ; af ter t wo
or three lessons, they nee4 only
to have the stick held on the
side from which they are to turun
a few more, and the wave of the
teacher's hand in the required di
rection is enough. Three of Mr.
Felix's pupils are as yet not suffi
ciently advancd to appear' in pub
lic ;it was most in teresting to
see how they took in the
idca of what was required of
them, and to hear him praise
them when they succeeded in do
ing what he indicated. He never
lets them be tired ; and observes
them so closely that when the
clever little black elephant was
coming on finely in the art of
rolling a ba.rrel with his fore feet
-it was delightful to see his sat
isfaction when be discerned what
he was to do, and that his hind
feet were to be kept clear of the
barrel-Mr. Felix stopped the les
go.n at onco on seeing him begin
Good marks in the circus school
translate themselves .into lumps
of sugar and chunks of carrots,
and bad ones into derisive ob
cervations -about thbe self-respect
wi-ich the idle pupil ought to feel,
but doesn't. One of Mr. Felix's
pupils is still very timid. He was
scared and ill during the voyage
to this uncongenial clime, and at
fir.st he would not let any one ap
proach him ; but he is a promising
youngster now, and lends his
bark-like neck to a friendly
scratch with mucb atfability. On
none of these animals is to be
seen a scar or a 'prod,' tl'e 'no
knocking about' system is to be
traccd in their bodies and in their
manners, and they look for their
rewi ards-addi essed to their stomn
ache-with cheerful confidence.
One of them, the nervous one,
had i~n nnxiou and puzzled look
during a portion of his lesson
but reiterated assurances of his
bravery, his beauty, and his baby
hood, induced him to 'perk up,' as
the nurses say, wonderfully."
MARRIE> ON A SLIDING SCALE.
What pruved quite an exciting
event in social circles occurred at
the marriage of Miss Belle Cham
berlin, of Belvidere, and Mr.
John Gripp, of Bonus. A large
party had assembled at the resi
dence of the mother of the bride
to witness the ceremony, when,
as the bridal party had taken their
positions, and the Rev. J. White
bead, the officiating clergyman,
was about to commence the ser,
vice, the floor gave way and sank
about three feet, mixing bride,
groom, clergyman and spectators
in one common mass. The lights
were extinguished foi tunately
without any damages, and for a
few minutes confusion reigned su
preme. It was soon ascertained
that nobody was hurt, and no
damage, except to the floor, sus
tained. The lights were relight
ed, the bride and groom again
took their positions, the guests
being by this time arranged on a
sliding scale, and the ceremony
was conducted without farther
interruption. Had there been a
cellar under the floor, the conse
quences must have been disas
trous. As it was, the affair is
(.Milwaukee (Wes.) Sentinel.
ALLIGATORS HATCHED BY A
HEN.-A lady residing at Cow
island, in Louisiana, and wishing
to set a hen, went into a field ad
joining her residence, where some
of her chickens had been laying,
and procured some seventeen
eggs and placed them under the
hen. When in the course of "hu
man events," the chickens were
batched, lo, and behold, there
came forth four small-sized alli
gators. It is supposed that alli
gators from an adjoining marsh
had deposited their eggs in the
field; and she, .not knowing the
difference, placed them under the
hen. And what is more strange
the young alligators follow the
mother hen Dround the premises
as happy as a Colorado beetle in
a p)otato patch.
(New Orleans lYmnes.
Unceasing vigilance is the only
way of safety. "While men slept,
an enemy came and sowed tares
in the field." So will it be with
our precious fields if we are neg
lectful, or sink into a careless
slumber with regard to these
"In everything give thanks."
Even with the manacles of a crim
inal about his wrists, Paul writes:
"Be careful for nothing; but in
everything by prayer and suppli
cation with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known unto
An article in an exchange is
headed: 'Wind a New Thing. in
Politics.' The idea of wind being
a new thing in politics is funny.
It is as old as politics itself.
Russia and China are going to
have a wvar, and it is consoling to
reflect that the party in the wrong
will be defeated, which ever side
Eugenie's health has been re
stored by her sojourn in Zululand.
We call this fact to the attention
of E. P. Weston, who is reported
A medical student says that he
has never been able to discover
the bone of contention, and de
sires to know if it is not the jaw
In some- respects the gentler
sex far surpass us. No man, for
instance, can deliver a lecture
with a dozen pins in his mouth.
The Cincinnatti Co mm e rcia l
thinks 'a steamboat should have a
polite bow.' But they generally
have a stern appearance.
The higher up the mountain
you climb, the higher you can