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Out of the long white dresses
And into the dainty frocks,
Little blue shoes with buttons
In the place of the worsted socks;
No ionger a helpless baby,
Carried in arms ali day,
But a restless, mischievous fellow,
Brimming with frolic and play.
Oetting himself into troubles
That seemingly have no end,
Tearing "big holes" in his dresses
For patient mamma to mend!
Bumping his curly round noddle
Which mamma's softkisses must cure;
And meeting a hundred misfortunes
Which babies must learn to endure.
Too soon shall I lose my baby.
And-do the best I can
To welcome the magical power
Which ehanges the boy to man!
Oh! that the years were slower
In rolling the months away,
and would that for many a season
My baby a child might stay!
I woderow his dearer
As only a babe on my breast?
Or changed to this roguish fellow
Whose feet are never at rest!
Is a rosebud any the sweeter
More 'tis a full-grown rose?
a Ah! the love that is born with the baby
Must grow as the baby grows!
It was a pretty and picturesqu
sight that met Belton Black
gaze as he paused among th
clustering birches of wood. Nor
Leigh was seated on the gram
with one rosy child on her lap
two or three others scattere<
arotnd, her fair cheeks crimsonec
and the braids of bronze browi
hair shining beneath the cottag
bonnet that she wore. She lool
ed up radiantly as her lover
shadow fell across the angle
ferns of the woodland glade.
"Belton, is it you ? she cried.
'Send the children away, sai
he, impatiently, -I want to tal
*They will not disturb us.'
'They will disturb me.'
A look' of pain came over Hot
ora's sweet, submissive face.
'Charley,' said she to the eldee
lad, 'take Katie and Nell to wher
the blackberries grow. Johnn
can carry the baskets, and se
how may berries you can pic
before I1 come.'
Charley obeyed without
word ; but the defiant glanc
whieh he bent on Mr. Black froi
bnth his knitted brows showe
siut,o of things.
'I hate that man !' he said 1
'Oh, Charley!l' cried out th
innocent child, 'that is ver
'I can't help it,' replied Charli
'He's cross, and he scolds Nort
and I hate him!l'
in the meantime Belton Blac
had sea..ed himself on the grai
beside Honora Leigh, and throw
one arm carelessly around b<
-Nora-,' said he, 'I've made 1
V my mind.'
'As to what?7'
She looked up fondly into h
dark, handsome Castilian face.
'As to the propriety of our beit
married next month. Jenning
says I am to have a partnershi
and 1 see my way clear at one
I've spoken to the agent about tl
little house in C- street, at
'Oh, Belton, do you think t h
the house will be large enough
interrupted Honora, with a troc
E'Large enough for what ?'
'For the children. There m
-four of them, you know, and-'
'No,' said Mr. Black, abrupt
1I don't think that it will be lar
enough-I didr/t mean that
should. You surely cannoti
tend to burden our househc
with your aunt's four childrei
They are nothing to me, and i.h
should be nothing to you. I da
say I can find some excellenti
fox 'I promised 'my aunt, on, l
in ar dying bed, that the childr
and should never lack a mother's car
pressr said Honora, who had grown Ve
in it pl.
rs. S Madyou have kept your wor
broke in Black, impatiently. 'I
two yearc. you have fed, clotf
and supported them out of yi
slender earnings. It is all n+
sense to keep up this sort
thing any longer. The boys
big enough to work ; the girls
easily be provided for in an orpt
'Ob, Belton -never !'
'Just as you please,' said 1
Black, his face growing ar hi
as adamant. 'But remember c
thing, Nora-you must choose
tween them and your lover 1'
Honora uttered a sobbing cry
'Belton, Belton 1' wailed s
'how can you be so hard?'
'1 am only sensible and pra<
'They are so little, so helph
Oh, I cannot turn them over
the cruel mercies of the wor
'That must be for you to
She sat for a minu'e looking
the tiny child-figures that flitl
about on the edge of the wo
listening to their innocent !an
ter; then she looked up into
'I have decided,' said she.
cannot leave the children.'
Belton Black's brow grew di
'Very well,' said he, rising
his feet ; 'you are aware wb'at tl
s 'Yes,' in a low, tremulous voi
a 'And you are willing to ab:
'Good-by, then,' extending
d cold hand.
'Good- by, Belton.'
" And her eyes followed b
e with a vague, fascinated gaze
he strode out of the green gik
s and was lost to view.
d 'Have 1 done right ?' she asL
herself, with a sharp pain at t
heart, and then, as little Nei
d came up, crying out, 'Nora, Nlo
k me got a fo,rn in my finger I' a
holding up the tiny digit, w
tear-stained cheeks, she caul
the child in her arms and sobi
k out, 'God help me! Yes, I hi
done right for these little oi
it have no one but me.'
e So Honora Leigh went back
Y her life of patient drudgery a
e ceaseless toil once more. And 1
k rich gentleman on the first fic
who saw her go in and out w
a her little music-roll, asked1
:e landlady who she was.
n~ 'It's Miss Leigh, sir,' said
d woman ; 'a daily governess, a
e one of the sweetest, most a
denying young ladies, as e
o gave up her life for the benefit
e 'Humph!I' said the rich gen
y man. 'There are not many si
in the world.'
e- 'No, sir ; indeed there's n<
L said Mrs. Moore.
How the rich gentleman on
k first floor became acquainted ia
m the daily governess-how
0 children began to run in and
er of his room, and ask him to
them marvelous stories of Am
P c-a, from whence he came
how at last pretty Nora w
back to America with him as
15 wife, would make too long a r
tal in detail. Suffice it to say t
g such was the fact.
s 'God bless the little ones!I'
'" Bonfield said ; 'there's room;
e. to spare for them in my ho
be And, to my thinking, there's
asweeter sound shout the he
than children's voices.'
?, And if anything could b
u-made Nora love her husband a
dearly than she had done befor
would have been these word
And the years went by, and
y, little children grew up into he
ge and beauty, and Nora, in her
it ins, had almost forgotten the
n. straits of her early girlh
Id when one day the past wai
a called to her by a most unexpe
re i'If you please, Mrs. Bonfi
in- said the cook, one day, 'Tim
there's a poor family -set
er down in the old cottage by
en gates, as is almost starvin'. 'S
-e says I to Tim, 'why don't yoc
ry the misens ?' Says he, 'Wha
would I bebotherin' her, and1
d ' no: hin' to her ?' Savs L,
or 'hand of her was never closed agin
ed the sick and the poor, and I'll
>ur tell her, Tim; if you don't.''
n. 'You are right, Mary,' said Mrs.
of Bonfield. -I will go this evening
ire and inquire into the case.'
an And with Charley carrying a
an basket in which was piled a good
ly supply of jelly, wine, home
made bread and hot-house grapes,
fr. Nara walked to the ruined cot
6rd tage at dusk,
ne Alas for the squalor and poverty
be. of the wretched place I A candle
burning on the hearth, a gaunt
form outstretched on a heap of
be, straw, with fever-glowing cheek
and eyes rolling restlessly in their
ti- sunken sockets, while by the door
sat a faded woman, rocking a
as. child to and fro in her lap.
to 'I hope we're not intruding,
Id,' ma'am,' said she,with something of
a lady's courtesy and accent ; 'but
de- my husband could go no further.
We are on our way to Omaha,
at where he thought he could get
)d, 'You are quite welcome to stay
h- here,' said Mrs. Bonfield, gently;
his 'and I will send you some things
from the house to make you
'I more comfortable. Your hus
band's name is-'
rk 'Black, ma'am-Belton Black.
We've had bad luck, and we
to thought perhaps we might do
iat better here,' sighed the woman.
'But I heartily wish we had stay
ce. ed in England.'.
de Nora Bonfield's heart beat vio
lently as she advanced a pace or
two toward the wretched heap of
a straw where the yellow flicker of
the candle faintly illuminated a
face which she would scarcely have
im recognized-the face of Bolt,on
,de He died the next day, and never
knew that the eyes of his old
ed sweetheart had rested pityingly
er upon him in his last hour. And
lie the simple headstone that was
ra, reared over his remains in the
nd cemetery was placed there through
ith Honora Bonfield's charity.
Fos TEa HEALLD.
to NEW YORK FASHIONS.
,he Dots and Spots-Vee- Beautieas-Gloves and
Shoes-Short Dresses-How to ake
heA controversy arises as to where
dots should end and be replacod
t,e y spots. Great spots an inch in
udiameter are fashionable on dress
ilgoods, ribbons, kerchiefs, etc., but
er because cir~cular in form have been
of called dots. Such name is indig.
Snantly repudiated by persons oi
'exact thought,' but they fail to
ch draw a line and tell us just where
, we stand, if perchance, we should
have invested in a dotted oi
spotted dress. I leave you, there
the fore, dear readers, to decide for
th yourselves, remarking only thai
hdots begin from the very smnal
out set very close and run in grada
tell tions till swallowed up by very
md large spots set far.apart. They
nare self colored, or in contrasts,
ent and what has been said regard
hsing size, holds good in all classei
e-of material; not excepting the
hat white mnuslins which robe divin
ities in . summer. Sprigged inns
&r- lins too abound, and here also are
nd sprigs and sprays both large an<
no VEILED BEAUTIES.
'Veiing is the leading mnateria
where a thin dress that does no
ave need washing is desired. Varioul
ore names are given-'Nun'e Veiling,
e,it 'Voile Orientale,' 'drape Virginie,
s of and such like, but for the mos
part are distinctions.without muel
the difference, so for convenience sak'
ith we call them all 'Veilings'. Grena
sat- dines, buntings, etC., have givel
lore way before them. They come il
>od, all colors and while the dark ar
?5r chosen for morning wear, or b
:ted elderly people, the young anid ga;
will attend hotel hops attiredi
ld,' white or light colored veiling
says where the chosen ornamentatio
tin' is embroidery wrought in th
the piece, either self-colored or in coi
ire,' trast. Pretty outfits, too, will b
tell of veiling, made as polonaises c
for overdresses with silk or sati
,bey skirts, and here many a tastefi
The. combination can be hennu-ht. ahn
For mourning, also, what more
comfortable than a dress of black
veiling, soft, light and durable.
Summer Louisines are in old time
checks and ribbons for trimming vil
the bonnet are to match. Chine wi
silks likewise are very stylish but to
higher priced because in heavier pe
BOARDING SCHOOL MISSES cic
are already sending in orders for pa
supplies of black stockings, slip- th
pors and gloves to be worn with TI
their white graduating dresses. to
There is just that flavor in this de
last eccentricity of fashion which al
captivates the average boarding ce
school heart, but it is not confined th
to these young creatures. In in
truth they do but imitate their 80
I elders since by fashionists of all ur
degrees, a rush is made not only ve
for black, but dark colored stock- eto
ings, with kid or satin slippers fe
and gloves to match. Plain hosiery Bc
leads, although there are some sh
few stripes and checks. Further- 02
more, too, the quite short, summer th
costumes will afford ample oppor- pi
tunity for a display of these sing- it,
ularly clothed feet, and such cir- so
cumstance while rejoicing the Li
hearts of many a coquettish young th
beauty, strikes with dismay the Oa
p3rtly dowagers who have lost th
their symmetry, while, perhaps, oa
retaining, a full share of by-gone th
coquetry. The must needs be ns
somewhat unfashionable for the st
picture would, otherwise, prove a
too ludicrous. Fashion has, for w
the time, forgotten them, and fo
they, in return, must forget or ig lit
nore the claims of fashion, for it m
grows more and more apparent O
that short costumes are in an
overwhelming ascendency. Those re
who dare will wear them shorter c<
than has hitherto been allowable, or
and those who dare not must do fo
as best they can. Quite impor. a,
tant will be the summer sash, in
for the present is essentially a re
season of. ribbons. Don't, how- m
ever, tie your sash around your
waist, but drape it below in any pr
way you choose for all ways are ga
HOW TO MAKE G
Summer costumes is so knotty a e
question that an endeaver to ex- hi
plain would be to confuse. So
much is permitted and we have so a
great variety. In this perplexity ul
I refer you to the illustrations in St
Lord & Taylor's Spring Catalogiue U
where yon will see everything doe- ly
sirable depicted to you. Besides, is
there is on all topics of interest, ai
not only illustrations but well fe
written fashion articles tolling si
you so much indeed, that in com- ti
parison my letters may seem but sr
improfitable. Having rolled away pi
this burden of care there is room w
to say a word or two as to acces- Z
sories. it has been predicted that ai
owing to the great popularity of
jabots, fichus, etc., they would 'go ti
out' -this summer. On the con- te
trary, we find they have not the tr
least idea of 'going,' unless it be a
that they are going to otay. tl
But here, too, the shapings and St
twistings of lace and kindred ma- f
t.rials by skilled hands defies de- di
ecription, so I will again refer you
to the above mentioned illustra- a:
tions ; taking up, instead, the sim- i;
pier topic of kerchiefs, which, in fi
large sizes rise to the dignity of te
small shawls. Take a square of b
almost any thing from twenty- p,
four inches to a yard ; finish with Si
a hem, hem-stitch, embroidery,
lace, etc., fold it about your neckA
in any way that pleases and you1
Iare fashionable. Mull is much
used and bobinet lace as well ;
then there are silken nets, white
or black, plain or embroidered ;
Spanish net, white or black, whiler
surah silk is in regular kerchiefs,r
- bespread with dots or spots,
I(whichever name may please you,)
Sor you can buy the silk and make
a up a kerchief for yourself. trim
'ming with lace if you like. All a
r these materials can be made into I
3 scarfs or bought ready made. 5
s LUCY CARTER. c
8 Don't be anxious until you are
compelled to be ; many a man
0 worries about a ghost that never i
1 Old injuries are seldom canceled 1
E. by naer henefits.
FOR THE HERALD.
ICIENTIFIC BlISCELLAN Y.
A. careful examination has con
iced a French chemist thal
ieat normally contains coppe
the extent of eight to ten parti
Colladon long ago noticed in
lentally that obstructions in thi
th of a sound decidedly lesser
9 intensity of the vibrations
iese 'sound shadows' are knowr
be much more distinct in i
nse medium like water than it
Prof. John LeConte has re
ntly given results of some far
er experiments on the subject
wbich he took advantage o:
me dynamite blasts being madi
der water. He immeraed i
rtical pile, about a foot in diam
er, at a distance of about fort'
)t from the explosive cartridge
ttles and ~ glass tubes wer
ivered by the concussion of thi
:plosions when placed outsidi
e geometrical shadow of thi
le, but piotected when withii
The sharp definition o theaa
und shadows has led Prol
3Conte into an exposition of th,
eory of the effects. Like shad
Ps of light, the distinctness c
e sound shadow should depen
shortness of ware-length, an<
e sudden detonation of dy
mite must generate a ver
ort and intense wave, makin;
very sharply-defined shadoi
benever an obstacle is met. I
lows that less sudden soundr
re the explosion of gun-powde,
ust produce less definite shad
Prof. Fairchild thinks there ar
asons for believing that th
rnmon house fly, with its num
ous lenses, capable of change c
cus like the human eye, ca
!oid the diffluities we encounte
microscopes, and may distinctl,
cognize objects only a twent3
illionth of an inch in diametei
A peculiar and newly observe
-operty of tin is being invest
ited by a Moscow Scientisi
me tin cans kept in one of th
cvernment buildings during th
>d weather showed blisters, the
)les, and finally fell to powder.
Prof. Foote, of Philadelphia, h
group of quartz crystals mea
-ing about four feet by three i
perficial area. A group in t~
niversity of Naples weighs neal
half a ton. A crystal at Mila
three and a quarter feet lon
id five and a halt in circun
rence, and weighs 870 pounde
~d another crystal, at Paris,
ree feet in diameter and th
me in length, weighing 80
>unds. Fifty tons of crystal
ere discovered in one cavity
nken, more than a century ag<
id were sold for 8300,000.
Dr. Wollastons's observatic
at certain sounds are inaudibi
many ears was recently illo
ated by Prof. Tyndall. Durn
lecture he blew a small whistl<
ie low, shrill note of which it
antly agitated the sensitiv
me, while full half of the a'
ence failed to hear the sound.
Insects, caterpillars and larva
se not destroyed-as is often b<
aved-by intense cold or heav
osts. After an exposure to
imperature of eleven degrei
low zero the common cate:
liar has revived on the return <
The path of destruction
merican tornadoes has average
085 feet in width, according 1
argeant Finley. The storm cloc
oves at the rate of twelve
xty miles an hour, while tt
ind within the vortex sometim<
saches the tremendous velocit
f 800 miles an hour-392 mili
eing the average.
In concluding a course of le
res upon the 'Ancient War
nd the Appearance of Mar
'rof. Boyd Dawkins said tbat
udy of the past had shown th
ontinued struggles with natu
ad developed man's poiwers un
e had reached his present co
ition ; and .it was his belief th
a coming ages man would be el
ated as far above the level
lture of to-day as we are a
sned from the state of savage
f t he primeval man.
The theoretic work obtained t
from the consumption of an- ounce C
of various substances is thus t
stated by Prof. Sylvanus Thomp- s
son: One ounce of hydrogen C
gives 2,925,000 foot pounds; of s
3 coal, 695,000 foot pounds ; zinc, s
113,000 foot pounds; gunpowder,
. 100,000 foot pounds; and copper, 5
69,000 foot pounds. b
A French journal recommends a
fire test for determining the quali- a
ty of seeds. Samples are placed one
i at a time upon live coils. If the t
i combustion is slow and quiet, it b
. may be safely decided that the a
. seed contained a diseased germ ; g
, but if the seed turns and leaps
r about, producing a dry sound, it
may be inferred to have good ger. a
i minative qualities. The good qual.
. ity of larger seeds, such as acorns n
r and chestnuts, will be indicated by
a detonation of the seed soon after
a being thrown into the fire.
3 The frog, toad, salamander,
B newt, etc., are found to secrete
3 speeial poisons. From the glands
2 on the neck of a frog M. Paul I
9 Bert has obtained a liquid which
caused the death of a sparrow to
B which it was administered.
A transparant leather, said to
posess great strength, is now
made in Germany by a new pro
P CAST ON A DESOLATE
t The Sufferings for ifteen Months of the Ship.
wrecked Crew of a Whaler on Eeard's
- John Esmond, second officer of
the whaling bark Trinity, of Ne%
e London, the crew of which were
e recently taken off Heard's island
- in the South Indian ocean, after-a
'f sojourn of fifteen months, tells a
n story that vies with that of Rob
r inson Crusoe. The bark Trinity,
Y Captain John Williams, left New
& London in Jnne, 1880, with a
"- crew of sixteen hands. At Cape
d de Verde islands nineteen Portu
i guese negroes were shipped. 'On
5. September 4,' said Esmond, 'we
e arrived at the uninhabited island
e of desolation and landed three
n months' provisions. On Septem
ber 23, we sailed toward Heard's
,s island, and arrived there October
. 2. It is the custom of whalers to
a call at Heard's island to kill sea
e elephants. The island is 280 miles
.. southeast of Kerguelen's Land.
n It is thirty miles long and from
g three to ten miles wide, with a
~. volcanic group of mountains in
;the center about 6,000 feet high.
s It is covered nearly all over with
e snovv and ice, the glacier reach
0 ing down to the water. We land
Is ed two white men and t wo negroes
~with provisions enough for three
~months and left them to kill sea
elephants, and the bark then pro.
Sceeded ro.und toward the southeast
e end of the island where it was
~proposed to land another party.
gThe sea, however, was too high,
and no boats could be landed. She
~lay at anchor here till October
e16, when at midnight a heavy
storm burst upon her, and at 10:40
o'clock on the 17th the ship
egrounded about fifty yards from
the beach. From this day, Octo
ber 17, 1880, until the rescue, on
aJanuary 23, 1882, the seamen
alived on this uninhabited island
without any communication with
the outer world. All of the crew
got ashore safe and sound except
seven negroes, who were frost
bitten. We hauled ashore also
d about two months' provisions.'
0 On the first night of their so
d journ the ship floated away, tak
0ing with her six months' provi
e sions, and they had nothing to
e depend on but the resourc'es of the
y island and the few provisions
3 saved. There grew a kind of
wild cabbage on the island in
c. plenty, and this, with the flesh of
Id the sea elephants and sea leop
,' ards, formed their chief suste
a nance. There was plenty of fresh
at water. The party lived in four
re shanties made of wood, stones and
il sod. One was built on the south
n- east side of the island and used as
at a lookout. The weat was al
le- ways cold. It w low the
of freezing point when 1ey landed,
d- and summer brought no change of
ry any consequence. During the
months ot'June, July and .Anuust
HENRY WARD BEECRER'S
Mark Twain has writtea.otiMr. t
Beecher's old .farm on the Hudsor r
river as follows:
Mr. Beecher's farm consists of thir
ty-six acres, and is carried on on strict
scientific principles. He never pots
in any .part of a crop without con
salting his book. He plows, and
reaps, and digs, and sows according to
the best authorities, and the-aathc
rities cost more than the other farm
ing implements do. As soon as the_
library is complete the farm willbe
gin to be a profitable investment.3But
book.farming has its drawbacks. Up-y
op one occasion, when it seemed
morally certain that the hty, :ought to
be cut, the hay-book could not be
found, and before it was foun4 it was
too late, and the hay was all 'poiled.
Mr. Beecher ,raises some.of the-finest
crops of wheat in the country, but the:
unfavorable difference betweens the
cost of producing it and its mai
value after it is produced has inter'
fered considerably with its sucess as
a commercial enterprise. His special
weakness is hogs, however. He con
siders hogs the best game a' farm pro
duces. He buys the original piglor ;
$1.50, and feeds him $40 worth of
corn, and then sells him for about $9.
This is the only crop he ever makes
money on. He loses on the corn, but =.
he makes $7.50 on the hog. He does
not mind this, -because he never ex-,:;
pects to make anything on corn. And,
nay way it turns out, he has the ei
citement of raising the hog, whether
he gets the worth of him or not. His :
strawberries would be a comfortable
success if the robins would eat trni
ips, but they won't and hence the
One. of Mr. Beecher's most harras
sing difficulties in his .farming opera
tion comes of the close resemblance of
different sorts of seeds and plats to
each other. Two years agobhis far
sightedness warned him that there
was going to a great 'scareity of
watermelons, and therefore he put in
a crop of twenty-seven acres of that
fruit. But when they came up'
they - turned - out to 'be pump
kins, and a dead loss was the eon
sequence. Sometimes a portion of the
c crop goes into the ground the most
- promising sweet potatoes, and oothes
up carrots. When he bought his
- farm he found one egg in every ren's -
l nest on the place. He said that here
r was just the reason that somnauyfar
-mere failed; they scattered their foroes
too much ; concentration was the idea.
- So he gathered .those eggs together,
e and put them all under one experienced
old hen. *That hen roostedMyer that
contract night -and day 'for eleven '
a weeks, under the anxious personal
.of Mr. Beecher himself, but she could
I not "phase" those eggs. Why? Because
- they were those infamous porcelain
t things which are used by ingenious
i and fraudulent farmers as "nest -
, eggs." But perhaps Mr. Beecher's
k most disastrous experience was the .
time he- tried to' raise an immnense
crop of dried apples. He planted
e $1,500 worth', but never one of them ?
-sprouted. He has never been able to
I understand to this day what was the
r matter with those apples.
I Mr. Beecher's farm -is not a
triumph. It would be easier on him
B if he worked it on shares with some
one; but he cannot find anybody who
is willing to stand half the expense,
i and not many that are able. Still,
a persistence in any cause is bound toi
i succeed. He was a very inferior far.
Smer when he first began,bht apro.
alonged and unfiinchinog assault upon
r his agricultural diffculties has had its'
e effect at last, and he is now fast
rising from affluence to poverty.
e Contentment abides with truth,
and you will generally suffer for wish
t ing to appear more than you are,
Swhether it be richer, or greater, or
Y more learned. The mask soon -be
ecomes an instrument of torture.
The best people need affictions for
Strial of their virtue. How can we
e exercise the grace of contentment if .
Sall things succeed well; or that oet
Sforgiveness, if we have no enemies? ,
:k When we quarrel with ourselves.w~
are sure to be the losers.
to Man is an embodied paradox, a
to bundle of contradictions.
miles of candles a day.
hey only bad about three hours
f daylight in the twenty four,
bough occasionally the moon
hone very brightly. The only
ccupation of the men besides
leep was to patrol the beach in
earch of food.
They had accumulated about
00 barrels of oil when rescued,
ut they left it all on the island.
'hey bad blankets with them,
nd beds were made from the
Bathers of the sea hens which
hey caught. -Their own clothes
ad to last them all the time they
7ere there, but they made boots,
loves, mittens, etc., out of the
kins of the sea animals. They
vere entirely without tobacco,
nd this the seamen seemed to
egard the worst ill of all. Es
iond made a sun dial on the roof
f his shanty. A correct reckon
3g of the days and months was
:ept by marks on a board. Jan
ary 18, 1881, two men were
rowned. In November of the
awe year the penguins began to
ay eggs, which they were enabled
o obtain for food and enjoyed
reatly. At times the volcanc
rightened them by slight erup
ions. They were unable to reacb
he four men on the other end of
he island on account of impassa
>le ice-fields until December last,
t may be supposed that it was t
welcome sieht when, on the 12tf
>f January,1882, the United Statef
iteamer Marion hove in sight
Ehe seamen stood on the rocki
ind waved their blankets till al
ast they were -seen. On the 13tt
)f last January the men wer4
aken on board and the Marior
steamed for Clinton bay, eightear
ailes distant, where the four mer
)reviously spoken of were en
amped. Tbese, too, were taker
)n board, and the whole part3
were clothed in navy costume
When the Marion reached Capi
rown the American consul tool
barge of. the shipwrecked sea
en. They sailed for Southamp
kon, England, and then for thi,
'Memory is a woncrful thing,
aid Jack Miller to his friend Dai
Watts. 'Just think of what a fel
ow's head can hold ! It's gigantic
ir-gigantic!' Watts-1 have of.
en heard your friends say you have i
iery fine memory, Jack.' Mille
'fattered)-'Well, that's very kind
Tes, I have a pretty good memory.
Watts-'Do you think you can re
sal the ten dollars I lent you thre
ears ago ?'
A lecturer was once in a dilemui
which he will probably never forget
While talking about art he venture
~he assertion. 'Art can never im
arove nature.' And at that momen
ome one in the audience cried out it
a gruff voice, 'Can't he ? Well, therz
how do you think you would- lool
without your wig ?'
Little Edith was terribly sleepy th
ther night. She began her custou
iry prayer upon retiring, hut whei
he got as far as 'Our Father,' he
iyes closed and her head tumbled oi
o the pillow. 'I tan't tay it to
ight,' she said, 'I'm too s'eepy. H
knows the yest of it.'
Alarm : 'Dear, dear !' exolaimes
Mirs. Brown, 'I have just been over ti
see Clara. Poor child ? She is dyini
af ennui.' 'Why, how you talk !' re
plied Mrs. Homespun ; then adding a
she moved farther away from he
isitor, 'mercy ! 't aint cetchin', i
'Man and wife are all one, ar
they ?' said she. 'Yes j what of it
said he suspiciously, 'Why, in the
case,' said his wife, 'I came home ai
fully tipsy last night and feel terribl
ashamed of myself thtirmarning.' E
never said a worid.
The man who sells for~ quartsi
the gallon is the best produfl of ti
Christian religion extant, and wi
walk boldly through the gate of Para
dise while the man who prays at ti
street corner is trying in vain to pit
Never forget that it is your duty
laugh whenever you find anything
laugh at. 'A good laugh,' so s;
Charles Lamb, 'is woath a hundre
groan in any state of the market.'