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A WIFE'S PRAYER.
For three days a terrible gale
drove before it the ship Pembroke,
bound to Liverpool fromnthe Sand
wich Islands. Under bare poles,
with every timber groaning and
creaking, witi the tall masts bending
like reeds, with heavy seas and blind
ing spray sweeping her decks fore
an1d aft, the vessel boomed on, rolling
ilunging and quiver'ng iii her des
crate si*trggle with the temipest.
At midnight. justt before the eild
inig , f ilil thiid d;y, a -orfui cry,
no4 lud, but hourse and deep, went
through tihe shi:
'Ve have sprung a leak!'
Then the light from tihe tw() lant
erIs hung up in Ilie iiail and iniz
zen shrouds. fell up-n the stuirldy
Jol mns of seamen, hurryi g to rig tlio
Son the diLmal clang was hear-d
as the stout fellows tuilcd and toi!ed,
but all to no purpose.
'Oht, I1enry,wh1g shall we do? The
leak is gaining upJonl nel" cried dis
pa~irin)gly' the yong wife of Mr. Ro
gers, th.e first mate.
She was a fine, noble looking wo
man, and was,liked andl respected by
every man aboard ship. A true
daughter.of Eve, her .love for her
blndiaereo deep and absorbing
iRthe'*ots inbve fol lowed himi
thron ghany hardship or peril sooner
than" eparate from him for a long
' otas the st nrdy, good-looking
y'migsagate heard his wife's cry of
alarm, he fliag en, armn around her
waist and bade her be of good cheer.
'If it shbould comle to the wvorst,'
said he, 'we will probably fall in, ere
loig'*ih'6ine other craft."
.Meanwhile the leak steadily gain,~
ed. The captaiu sent his carpenter
into the hold.
*C'aptain!' cried the lat ter, wvben he
returned, 'its all up with us! Ther
must be a big hold in the ship, as the
water in her is already seven feet
A look of dismnay settled on every
'Get the boats ready,' said the
>While theomen were obeying the
order, the ship's L ull, settling lower'
and lower, was soon nearl,y engulfed
inl ,be-rushing, roaring seas.
he~'b sailors had barely time to pnt
a ig6tf Boa bison it, a couple of cans
of prepared meat and a breaker of
frebb Water in each of the boats, when
with a sidelong sheer, the vessel r'ol
led-halt way over to, leeward, as a
log, preparatory to going down.
Thedie and his wife, with eight
ren took to the long boat; the rest
ofthe~ ship's occupants, amounting to
1ten BallQrB, entered the quarter boat.
Jost as the two light vessels put
away f rom:tEie doomed craft, the lat.,
ter laUIiging~ ler' bows Uinder, a dull
report was heard, as the hatchets
were burst open by the rising water
in the hold.
4 minute later, elevating her
sterni the ship sank out of sight in
the Stormy ocean.
In the darkness and amongst the
heavy seas, the mate's boat soon bes
came separated from the other.
At dawn no sign of the latter could
be discovered by those who looked
Keeping the boat dead all day
againlst the wind, the mate with his
companions vainly watched for a sail.
Thus, day after day passed, until
iarly a week had elapsed, by which
time the scanty allowance of sea bis
cuits havi)g given out, there was
nothing Lit to eat in the boat, while
in the breaker (a small cask) there
remained hardly two quarts of wa
Three days later, neither land nor
a sail having yet been fallen in with,
the sufferings o'f the peoplu in the
boat, reduced almost to -a state of
starvation, were terrible.
'Oh, Harrie-l' gasped the mate on
the morning of the tenth day after
the ship had been abandoned, 'if I
could only obtain food for yon-even
provided t he rest of us bal. none-it
would be great comfort to me."
'INay,' amswered ihe young woman,
in a faint voice, while tears streamed
dowi her hollow, flushed cheeks,
'you shoul-I have my share, Ienry
I could maage to wit for a sail,
which I I'ust we shall soon behold.'
Later in the day, a wild,fierce ex
prest3in gleamed in tC eyes of the
They exchanged sigiificnnt glances
% 0 t3
but at the :ane ti te said not a word.
Ech, bwwevcr, vluezscd the horri
ble thought that had entered the
mind of every sail0r, a "hougl they
biesitatedI, -s yet, to express it.
At last a mnan muned Michael
3runo-a blAt bveed betweeu an
Englishiman aid a PortuguesO-let
loose Ihe direadful idea.
'It muist be (done,' "e fairly scream
ed. 'Two hours miore without food
will put the dJeatlh seal upon us. One
of us mn"st die.'
'Oh. no, nio,' cried Unri:t. 'We
cani wait still. We shall see a sail
before long. I feel sure we will.'
But all her plea dinigs were in vain.
Some paperCI was cut into stripsrand
these being- held by Bruno, the
drawing of lots to see who should die
was commenced, it having been ar
raanged that lhe wvho drew the shortest
slipi was~to yield up ruis life for the
benefit of the rest.
As p)ale as death IIarriet sat wvat
ching' the drwig A oment later
shei beheld her husband looking at a
smalhl bit of paper in his hand, while
the hoarse voice of lUruno grated on
'Mr. Rogers hmas drawn the short
slip!lieo must die!'
'Ay, ay, men,' said Rogers; 'I will
so'on be readv'!
I1 is wife flung herself uplonl his
'.Never! never' shall they tear yon
fro~m mel' she cried, twvi:ing her arms
about his neck.
'But, IIarr'iet,' lbesaid, ':t is nec
essary. It is only fair that I should
'You mnust not; you shall not,' ex
c'aimed the young woman. 'We can
all go without food some honrs long..
er, dtuing which we may see a sail.'
'No, no, no,'~ cried Rogers' ship
mates simnultaneously, 'we must have
Hunger had driven them to des
perat ion. Tiheir. teethI were clenched
their eyes wild and bloodshot, their
faces more like those of wolves than
of human beings.
'"Let me go, dear IIarriet,' said the
young man to his wife. 'Let me bid
you goodsbye, and may Heaven bless
Some of' the men advanced towatrd
HArriett, wbo stillleld her husband
in an embrace from which she coula
not disengage himself. Turning to
wards the sailors, she said:
'Back, back, never shall you tear
me from hin. But if you must have
a huma life, take mine instead of
- At this the'mon drew back. Even
at that dreadful momelit tI'oy could
not end.6re'the thought of killing. a
The first officer, who had watched
his chance, now by a sudden move
ment taking advantage of his wife's
head being suddenly turned, and:
nerved to additional strength by the
harrowing thought that h1is shipmateS
might at length come to the conclu%
sion of accepting larrie's proposis
tion to sacrifice her life, broke from
her entwining arms and ran towards
the bow of the buat.
There lie was quickly joined by
Iho other men, one of whom now
placed himself as a barrier between
the young woman and her husband,
whom she was 6haking frantic efforts
Perceiving that she could not pass
the inan, she fell upon her knees, and
in the most hearl rending agony,
again begged the others to take her
own instead of her itusband's lifo.
But lier suplications were in vain.
She sa w her Iusband leaninz back
propared to die, whIJ. 3runo 1procecd
edto sharpeni his knife or the dreadful
work on one of the hoops of the
1aving at length prepared the
weipon, lie stoo.ed over the 30oung
man to cut his throat, while a com
panion stood by with a tin Cu) to
catch the blood.
'For mercy's Sakc wait, ' sie cried,
'Look first and see il there is not a
sail in sight-'..
The men oboyed her request. They
scanned the ocean far nod near, but
no sign of a sail was to bo seen.
'How do yoV know there is not one
hidden by that mist?' Fhe inquired,
pointing toward a small fog banik a
leaguo to wind ward.
'1 hero is none,' one of the men an
swoLod. 'I feel sure; I looked at that
very sp)ot before the fog settled there,
about fifteen minutes since.'
'No, no; you may be mistaken. I
conjure you, I implore you to wvait till
the fog clears up, wvheni you may see
The men exchange glances.
'It's no use,' cried Bruno; 'but to
satisfy you, we will wait a fewv min
utes before we take your husband's
At this Harriet started up, With
her hands clasped and hier hair stream
ing down her back, she s tood, her eyes
turned toward the sky.
in this position there came upon
her face an expression that had never
boon seen there before.
It was almost divine, filling the
countenance with an unearthly beau
ty, lighting the eyes with such a ra,
diant gleam-a lookc of such strong,
concentrated will, blended with heav,
only supplication, that the rough men
drew back with mingled respect and
awe, trembling under a sort of super
A moment the young woman stood
thus, and then from lher parted lips
came her voice, full of strange, wvier'd
power, making the blood leap in ev
'Oh, Heaven, a sail ! a sail !'
The words.were simple enough, but
the manner in which they were utter
ed thrilled her listeners to the heart.
Instinctively they all glanced
around upon the ocean, as if expecting
that the prayer would be answered.
North, south, east and west they
looked, but they saw no sign of a yes
When about five minutes had pass,
ed, however, Bruno wals soon pointing
toward the Ptrip of fog, which, slowly
rising like a curtaiti, revealed a sail.
Yes, there it wasL su're enough, and
with a cry of dJI joy. on seeing it,
.Harriet, no longer kept from hor hue.
band. fng hnrsalf upon: hi b..t
while the othci gave ex-piession to
tfleir.f.olings by hoarse shouts. sobs
and frontic laughter.
Signals wero made, t,ho vossel bord
do%vn for the boat, and the occuparts
wore soon on deck, to be kindly:WoatV
ed by the captain of the bark Java,
bound to London.
The half starved mon 0ore- agreo
ably surprised to find aboard this
vessel their shipmates -of tho .quarter
boat, which, it scomns, had been pick
ed up four days proviously.
In duo time the vessel arrived at
her home port, Whoro tho sailors re
lated to their friends how - Harriet
Rogors had save the lifo of her hus,
Some of tho men insisted that ten
or fifteen minutes before sho uttered
her prayer, thero had been no vossel
at the point where it was' discoveied.
Of course they wore mistaken, having
doubtless looked in some other direc,
tion; but this they firmly denied with
the common superstition of ecafaWing
men, declaring that the sail appeared
just when and where it did, in answer
to the "Wife's Prayor."
A 6REAT SCIENTIFIC PROBLM
SOLVED.-Ilarlem was much excited
last winter over a young colored 'vo.
nian who declared that she had snakes
in her stomach. To the many re.
porters and physicians who visited
her, she gave garrulous explanations
of her suffelrings; she felt the stilriigs
of a reptile within her, and at times
heard terriblo ruinbling and hissing
sounds. The nmysterious tenant was
fastidious inl its tabtes and protested
strongly agains ||'eert,iin articles of
food. Several physicians mado an ex,
amination of the woman dbut n1QLhingU,
could be learned save that sho was
the victiim of great inte-al ^Strife.
ConstInit anxiety at last wore (lit her
health, and 6!he died at her' home, No.
433 One 1tuidired and T%wentietl
4trCet, -yesterday mornin. . At ivo
p. im., Coroncr W ohltima.n anl a d DCplty
Coroner Cashiman held a pos.t mi. -1
ten examination. As the mediaiI
men wei -o grouped about the corpse,
said )I. Denm-est solemnly: <-On of
thme .greatest sciontific problemns, is
about to -be solved." Thme moment
was big~ with expectation. The 'siep
tics, however, triu imphied. No trace
of snake or aninal 'was found in- th'e
stomach. Thme woman's suffer-i ngs had
been caused by imagination and in,
digestion!--New YorkI Tribune.
THE MYsTERY OF THlE lUnY.-lt is.
n'ot a little remarkable, and we might
philosophize for some time aboutL it,
that while the diamond is- mae ump ol
puro carbon, or simply blank opaque
chiarcoal, the ruby, the next in value
and beauty, is nearly. mado *up of
alumina or common clay--8. per
cent, the colpring n\att,er iron, .nnus
ing Up) the rest of it; the mere trac
of lime found in it being unapprci;a,
blo0. Nothing, we may venture to
say, in nature's chemistrmy is mor'e
wonderful than this fact of the dull,
colorless, and lifeless clay becoming
mfetamuorp)hosed by comoe hidden and
almost miraculous way in to thme tranis
parently clear, red-coloi-ed, and abnost
liv'ng gem. 1magination itself Iails
to find a theory to accoun t for all this,
and nd progress in chemistry can in
vent a theory to account for all 'thin,
and no proCgreCss in chiemistr'y can ions
vent a theory to fit it. it is a some,
what curious coincidence that thme
ruby, as well as the diamond and
other precious stonecs, is so of ten found
associated wi th gold; w hero they arne,
there is gold almest sure to 1be pres
ent. Nature pr'oduices these, lher
riches, together; and it aftcerward is
the province of art to keep) them to
gether and to exl;ibit them as oneO
A Chiongo inventor made a fan
wheel, to be placed in the~ hat, to keep
the head cool ini warmi weather,4 iIe
set it going in his hat, and the first
thing ho knew his hair g bein'g
wound up) in the machinery. The
spring was very stiff, find l boioro be
could release himself' a largo part of
his hair was pulled out n)o t hn root
A 8cond Lydia $heinan.
Th' Kaneas' City (Mo.) Tihne6 tnys:
t eoning the Fort Snott train
brought iai o a r w6nn wlo, if guilty,
w'i ank an.o.ig thio'greatest ofrmod
ei prisoners. She was im charge 6t
ShqrifVfkhedeli, of l1 inockc county,
N. ., and waf on 16r way to that
State to stand .her trial for inurder.
Sl q:is ajoung 'woian of rather pre.
p)OQesiig appealra)ne, [an J con veraed
veLy. frely with. th.ose who chose to
talk with her. IIer name is Qatha
rine M. Marbw, and sho is Obarged
with poisening ier husband and two
childien. She is a native ofl aitford
CotnI., and was employed inl the
Goverimicnt service in Washington
for abol t o s, soon after. the
closu-of the w.ar. She hia'ied George
larlow, a dizcharged soldier of the
United States, and weunt will hiim to
North Carolina. She E s her hus
band and eLredlI did not agree to,
gethur very well, and that in 1873
she weit hui to her people, near
Hart ford, Collnni., and rmacnined ithere
nntil the follwiig year, wlenl her
husband indied her to return to
him in North Carolina. She claims
that. the sory of her crimic is purely
a fabrication, gottenl up by' her de
Ceased h usb,ind's brotlher, with whoim
she went to Malarshall, Texas. Alter
a residence there of* nearly two years
lie left her an!d returned to North
Carohna, and has preuired indiet
mnewts agintler f)lr pois;4-ning her
tusband and( chlildreni. When she
wa arrested in slartshall, Texas Lsle
Was41 livill" w\i1h a sa'loonl keeper. S.hoI
says she i. iinnee nt of the horrible
chargs made n;tahist hi er and, vhile
slo is pwei less to resist the demands
of the law, s!.e feels confident that
She will be A dis(-ha.(d whell brought
to trial. bh eri 1Uedell says he has
had lnl' trouii ile with. hlis prisoner.
Ie wcfit wi.h his reguisition.all pr er
parod, .mdfn,d.-his prisonerl with
otit rnr,uhe. It is alleged that dhere
is in'o doubt (Af her gui, anld tiat the
evidenoce fu rn ished b1y her hu isbahid's
biol (aer is conclusive. She went
E ist last 'night ode the Miissonri
l'neii e Railroad1, raid seemed to be
as hiappy arany of the. other pa~ssen,%
gera on lie trainu.
Sum.Rr SnIOwrI IN FRANel.-Inl
undr senitenice of dbeath never kinow
abe timo fixedl far' t heir execut-ion
unitil the3 mo:nenCit arrive's; indeed0, as
ally npi.eals a:~ a miutur of conrse to
th e CJour d.e CassatIion againIst his
senOtenice, thbey mu ist of ten bte uncer
ain~ to the lad wh~ether the senteonce
will i. ea cai ou t. T.he ordecr for
the exetion is onily Seint to lhe pris,
on1 thle ovenling before it is to take
p;lacel, and t he ei i'ninal is not ini
foroied of it till the fatal morning
arrives. At the t imeo of ouri visit to
this parisonl, a 'orre;sp)ondent wiit es,
there happened to b., two uunfortuin
ate inm))ates. of the (i cnimed ells;
The ex t even ing bu11t one0 an order
bam1Ie (do)wi from- the mninistry of the
Ster ior rein: ) g the 0one and( direet
ing the exOCention, of the othier. At
daybreahu on the followitig inornmirg
thle wvret ched loan wa'j roused froni
sleep) andc iformedC( that his [appleal
h ad been21 r ejected , [nd hIle must prme
parIe for deaflth, and1 ini eighiteeni min
utes, as we were inlformied, froml the
mfomienct lie awoke biis head had fal
hen benea2th t he giillotine.
Johnnie host his knife. After
(eCreinilg ini one pocket ad anotheri
unlt:l he had beeun thronigh all with.
ouit sun 'cess, lhe e'xehIimedC. "Oh,
dent ! I w~ ibih I land aniot her pocket,
it mighlt be in that."
Old Simon Ca.uieron says he told
the boys alt Washington the extra
session1 would bie a "'hell of a time."
Grant evidently fealthered( his~ nest
Reunited at a Child's Graye.)
Many years ago a' young getitle*
man of' Mancbester, of good eharac
ter and honorable eon0ne0tiens, lad,
the nitfortuno to fall out w1h, his
wife-a beautiftql girl of only elghP
teen summers. ' e speedily ar..,
ranged his business affairs,'abd with.
out fomiality took an abrupt leave
of his wife and" a' sweet litle babo.
le traveled far and lingered long
in many strange lands, without com-o
mnunicating intelligence of his where.
abouts, and without knowing, or
caring to know, the ft9e of. his dear
ones at home. In the aneutiue the,
little oie had passed away,' and the
wife, brokenhearted and ditconso.
late, kept the faith she had pledged.
at the altar. Many years had blap.
sed ince her tr antAhuaband had
lett her, and in all that time' it *as
he- habit to visit the littie grave of
h6r dead infant, with the samie deep
mourning dress she had donned the
(lay of its burial. A few evenings
ago it so chanced that fate brought
her husband back to this city, Who
immediately u pon his arrival, sought
out the little grave, where in the dim
twilighf, he encouuntered a strange
figure in black. A heavy veil bid
the face; but hi3 was open and clcar,
and seemningly unaltered. The die.
cOvery of either's identity was but a
momeit's time-a groan-a shriek
-and husband and wife firmly
cla"ped in loving emibrace.-Rich
Patents dated Nov. 27, 1877, issued
to residents of Southern States named
below. Re ported - by C. E. Fostori
Patent Attorney, 509 7th St., Wash.,
ington, D. C.
W. Wmtikless, Newport, Ky., fire
escape; -A. G. Perry, Hickory Flat,
Miss., plows; J. G. Munroo, Wythe
vile; Va., traco fastener, J. M. O'Neal,
Ft. Warth, Tex., thrashing machine;
W. M. Towers, Rome, Ga., plows; J.
Redrman, S..Carrollton, Ky., plow at
tachments: . C. MtheI- rr, Louisville,
Ky., mosquit,o -nets; 3. L. Shipeb Ulin
toA Tenn., churns; J. Mari, Goliad,
Tex.,-tire igh tener; J. Drhake, Dei.
son1 Ciy Tex., baling' press; E. H.
Augamar', Nuw Orleans, La., steam
street cars; J. T. Donovali, Waco,
lox., cotton cleaner'..
h ow IIi was SUITED-Says the
Lewiston Mo. Jouamna:A youg
manai of'- mteek jappearance ealled at
a clothing store on Lisbon street, and
said: 'I would like a pair of panta
10oons.' The trousers were prod ucod,
and' the meek customner pullled off
his b(ots and got into the biturcated
would like to try on a vest.' 'Like
wike a well-'fitting vest jpleased the
meek youth. 'IIad the. firm a good
coat?' A nico coat was fitted to him.
'And an overcoat?' Ule was clothed
ini a very natty overgarment. Ae'it
did not punrport to fit very.well, the
gentleman in waiting was ask,ed to
go and find a garment a httl larger.
T2he garnmentZ a little larger was
brought forward, but when itL came
there was no meek customer there.
lie had slid ont of the door very
noiselessly and slipped into anl alley
way, clad in the snit and overcoat of
the clothing firm. lie left his old
c>thes in exchange.
To CURme SMALL P'OX.--"I amn
w illing to risk mny reputation as a
public man," wrote Edward fines
to the Liverpool hiercury, if the
worst case of 'small pox cannot be
cured in three days simply by the
use of cami of tartar'. One ounce
of cream of tartar, dissolved in aI
pint of watcr, drink at intervals,
whleni cold, ia a certain, never failing
remedy. It has cured thousands,
never leaves a mark, never causes
b)linIdness and avoids tedious ing.
'atterson's 4lay of inn"ocence were
spent in a newspaper office.