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DT 3)EXA GLABK WHILTK~eY
$ poine Ido not undersund
'T1 tkeek Wdisemble
*by at tbe touob of someone's hand
My Angers glow and tremble I
Though thereos tothing to appal
In eonerww's bonny eyes,
Wbiashould they make mine shyly fall.
'Tis Something to surprise.
When someone'. footsteps follow mine, *
I wonder *hy they falter;
Tie somethng I cannot here define.
* mnOthing I wold not alter.
so0meone', voice I would follow through,
Death's Itaters, dark and cold,
Nor heed their chill or somber hue,
For love Would make me bold.
And for the Pak9 of someone there,
Heaven will brighter be,
And sweater smues wil angels wer
When sorneom smiles on me.
SY J. L. HIIERsEY.
Uncle Ben in his younger days had
the rheumatic orfuL Poor soul I it's a
wonder how he lived through it all.
You see,. when Ben was young he was an
orful critter to skate. He'd skate for
ever and the day afterwards. He sed
he l9ved tha fun, but his father sed it
was only to git red of choppin' wood and
doin' the chores round the house. Ben's
folks were a lazy pack, and liked to be
off half the time. But Ben was a trim
mer on skates, and was off most every
night when there was a moon. One or
ful cold night when the cronometer was
clean away down below nero he went off
on the river, and when it come 9 o'clock
hi- folks begun to look for him back.
He did not come. The clock struck
10 then 11, and no Ben.
Ben's father got a little skittish, and
put on1 his long-tailed blue surtout, and
tied up his ears in a hankerchef and
starfTcW 'rtcr him. When he got to
the river lie hallooed for Ben, and Ben's
voice come back rather faint in reply.
The old gent made for the place where
the voice t;ounded, and there was Ben
with all his lower parts in water, and
S h#*, ali1 should6rs sticking up
throigfi thiegaelid ice ! Ye see, the ice
hd broke tfroigh and let -him in, and
*%r he gould git out had closed up
a1ound him and frozo him in fast. You
neef not say iffs hot a fact, for we had
soue'fi66fb We~ther down here in
Ine thir-tyyears ago.
Wall, Ben's father cum along and took
him hhe arps and triel' to hoist him
out, bu, la I ho might have as well
tried to stir, old .Ossiper mountain
from .site restingplace, Ben wouldn't
start. The old gent got mad and swore
a pirit<>f the.-biggest kind of oaths ; and
*ies he give <it up and sot down.
Ben agas as patient as Job, and waited
as kifid ak could be till his father had
g ot breath.
" Take oil your s'tout, father," BeZ he,
,His father di-right 'up and pulled and
dfedidrway, ortIiis coat till the inspira
4~treardgwi his (orrmd. After
iplgf .it he got the thing off,
eied his ears and went for.
hIafi'houir's hard pullin'
'to~l' earth, an4 -his
-~ '~'ut under Sne arm
'A ~ dtifer and started for
Au. soo a taTgot 4here Ben was put
'into a hoJ A jpl ptigfed full of hot
drops sn@.kon-pepper. The next morn
ing hd:iyas as well as could be expected,
epcetjbright hip, which pained him
They sent foi the doctor and he an
ealyzed thim, aiid--said it was a case of
rlydttte, and would plague Be'n aw
16n~~ Luive4'by spells.
Wall, Ben got better, and t'f~
whe&di- 't ajust the same as ustu I
.t.be 20- years of agd.
~him a watch, ant
though sarkin' the gals ju t
th~ lolows did.
~ iglity keerfulicrit
tei' vna 1 ~ e wats a little
yo.*m "said to let hin)
thong ,at nie
he guessed he must be going, and she
asked him to call again soon.
Tbank you," said Ben, blushing
clead back "lhind his ears, "I shill
And he did drop in often; so..often
that Johnson's folks began to smel q
rat, and used to have a fire in 0e best
room when the.evenings were chilly.
Wall, the matter of four ; months
slipped away, and Ben thoxight .he'd
staid with Hitty long enough to pop the
question. He consulted I his father
about it and the old gent thought he
might as well ask her and be ~done
- So one Sunday night Ben fixed up in
his best rig and went over to Johnson's.
It was a little rainy that evening and the
dampness went right- into Ben's hip,
but he thought of Hitty and didn't
Hitty met him at the door and 'peared
powerful glad to see him. Ben got a
little bolder when he seen how smiling
she looked, and he jist slapped one arm
around her neck and rumpled up her
muslin collar so it looked like a dish
cloth, and give her a little mite of a
smack. , She blushed and told him to
go way tvith his nonsense and tell her
Ben was determined to tell. the hull
story of his fection as soon -as posibble.
So, soon arter she'd invited him 'into
the fore room and got him comfortable
in the corner, he took out his watch and
sed that it was jist 7 o'clock.
"Afore 8,"usezhu o hiUtelf, "I' hev
it all decided."
"Hitty," sez he, putting back the watch
into his pocket, 'Jo youlove spruce gum?"
"Wall, yes," sez she, " pretty well; only
it's apt to make my teeth ache." Ben. put
his hand in his pocket, and pulled out
something wrapped up in blue paper.
" Here, Hitty,. hopping big piece,"
sez he, " and w 'uoio git it all chawed
up, let ie know I'll bring you some
more-our woodN is full of it." "Thank
you, Ben," sez Hitty, opening thepaper,
and biting off a piece ; "it is first rate,
"Yes," sez Ben, gapin; "I think so,"
and then there was alougsilence. "Hitty,"
sez Ben, all of a sudden, rolling his eyes
up to the plasterin. ."Wall, Ben," sez
she, looking up to see if Ben had discov
ered any cobwebs.
"Hitty, Xlove you better'n all the airth;
better than skating, better that our
forty-acre timber lot! ! ugh-blast
it-ugh ! Tarnation tako it!i It's enough
to make Belezebub cry for massy !" And 1
Ben, went dancing round the room, like
a wild cj/itter.
Hitty stood still in the middle of the
room, with her blue eyes starin eanamost
out of 'her head. Ye see she despised<
any one~ who swore, and wouldn't have
kept :ompany with a swearin man for
the orld. And Ben would swear atr
timcs jist to git the wind off of his
stomach. he said. You see how it was.
Jist as he'd got in the middle of his luv i
storjg, a terrible pain seized him in his i
hip' and he stopped his luv telling, and t
went to swearing. Hitty wouldn't hear i
any of his explanations, but told him he I
needn't oum -to visit her any more, and r
she give him back the spruce gum,
ppiper and all.
"'Ben tried hard to make her under
stand that it was his rheumatiz that
hwore, not him; but she only pited to.
the door, and told hin make himself ~
Poor Ben offord her his watch iL'd E
let him stay, but she profused ,
cidedly, and he tooIlidp his hiat '(
off acussing and raving like aRu
Uncle Ben's in old bachelor to this ~
day, all, a hq on. 9eduit of Jauis
rheumnatis. 'ke has to go with~ a cake
now, and wear a mustard-seed -poultie?,
on his back every dull, rainy spell, and
it mixes up in all his worldly affairs.
Ongh he sot out to jine the'ohurch, and t
live a dgfrent life, and got all ready to i
be baplle, and the minister had got c
his coat off and was in the river wading a
roued to~4pdhe best place to dip him
4the people was 'al1 gathered
ofthe river singingi
hofold hymn, "Down
'to , when 1:
P ao g as though a
hr It. An e d
fewpear g like a rver ,
pit ~ 1mfnkter, was terribly a
4~eoutof the water as ~
117,l,put onhis coat, and E
~muttering "Oh, what de-. 1<
ls the worldomixng to?" b~
the water the best way *
he oould. The peqle,*jat had enoQW
from miles rpui& 4a 4rdipping
went pff feeling disappointed. Yet th y
liad something t9 talk and laugh over oi
Ben never would-git ready Agin; the
rheuknatia in his hip has been his pm.
shment in LVlife, but he hopes it will
not mar his future life.
Now, if you go to Ben's home on the
roling Renebec, down in the Pine Tree
State, you'll git the hull story of his
rheumatis, and the niediceens he's tried,
and the linaments he's rubbed inenough
to fill a big newsper heapin' full.
Everything on airth, all the patent
things that anybdly heerd of, from vine
gar and alt up to Higin's ile of brick
pig seed has gone into that hip of his
Uncle Ben says if it hadn't
the rheumatiz he might have
ried, and raised up a family fc
to handed down his nanme to pom1posi
"Then I might have joined hechur<h
and been shure of going to heaven,but
the fates are agalust me. But I hope
when the great incoming day comes the
Judge will put down all my sins to rheu
matiz. If He does, I shall git a free
ticket to the new Jerusalem, and sing
and shout as hard as any of them, if
the rheumatiz don't follow me."-Chi..
WMAr BRALL THE JOT DOP
The very basis of the healthful prog
ress of any nation or country is the
practice of some mechanical industry by
the majoritv of the men. A certain pro
portion may earn a living in commer
cial pursuits or in the professions..n4
some may procure a living as on
keepers, bar-tenders, loaftern ad tra Iu. -
But very few can be supported in iI
ness or in vice without laying a w
burden upon the industrious classes.
late years a serious social danger
threatened by the action of the various
trades' unions in refusing to admit boys
into shops as apprentices. one years
ago there was a class of apprentices in
every large shop or factory, and in time
these boys became skillful workmen
Now the supply of such'artisans is cut
af po t very source, and the conse
ruence . ust be-and is, for we are all
discovering it in the most palpable man.
ner-inferior materials and workman
ship in nearly every tool and machine
that is purchased. "The farmer payf.'
for all," not only for inferior work .
mntrained artisans, but for the suppof
>f idle boys and &. vicious, dangerour
nen that idle youths iwit invariabl3
>ecome in time.
Fortunately there is one industry into
which every boy will be welcomed.
L'here is scarcely a fermer in the land
vho is not prepared and ready, nay,.
~ager, to accept the services of an ap
>rentice for such a remuneration as
alhor may deserve. Board, clothes and
little spending money lie is ready to
live, and, in addition, to teach him the
>ractice of his art,- which is certainly as
ntricate as sawing wood or hammering
ron. There are no trades unions on
he farm. The farms will receive all the
>oys that workshops refuse,. and ithe
>oys will have no cause in the end tc
egret the ill-nature and selfishness tha'
Irove them there.-Raurat New Yorker
Many a fine simile has been destroyed
y the discoveries made of epe years
oncoeng the upas of Ja was
poken of as growing ten o 'e
way from any other plan Oimil
ondemned to die- were ' &a eha
f suffering the pen or gathering
ome of the poison fr -9the tree, and
nly about two in tw stirviived the
iPfton- Of the I where the tree
reit was said, " Th are nofu
bie 1waters, nor has ara44,
ten vermin been se
Sbirds fly so nearthsh'
vi reach them, they fall victims to
spoison. Also, in less than two
ionths only 300 persons remained out
i. 1,600 wkpo were compelled to live
'a few miles of this tree."
~ etree is bad enough, but less of a
' a than writers~ would have us be-)
Iisa variety of spurge (A nt'aris
rawhich, when wounded, ex
a poisonous milky juice. Itgrow
ri company with other tree., with
arming them, and has boon cultiva e:
ai botanic gardens. Birds and*
ave often been seen to perch upo yta
ranches. The juice is very irritabg
nd produces a kindl of paralysis if intro
ticed Into the system. When mi
rith certain other poisons itf
pas, which in Malay langu
oison, or, specifically,
trange to say, this poiso
>ngs to the same faknily #E
read-fruit tree, which fur K -Ad.
icellent food for man, &W
it A UM'Oya thekO past Verf
Shortly after the occupatioA of Pensa
cola and the expulsion of the 0
authorities from Florida, by (. 3ak
son, Mr. Edward Palfrey, au old citisen
of New Orleans, now dead, was wont to
relate that, while standing behind the
cofnter of the National Bank, his atten
tion was attracted toa group of miutary
officers who entered the bank and in
quired for the cashier. The ohief of the
party was a man, gaunt, stem-featured,
spare and wasted of form, but erect and
firm of carriage.
The cashier having appeargd, the
chief introduced himself: "I am An
drew Jackson, Major General of the
ted States army, commanding the
now occupying Pensacola. My
soldiers are suffering greatly for the
want of provisions, clothing and medi
cines. Immediate relief is required, and
Imust have $20,000 to purchase them sup
plies. Here is my draft on the Govern
ment. I desire to have it cashed."
The cashier was appalled by this de
mand. There was no authority to honor
this check. The courteous but firm
manner and the prestige of the chieftan,
however, restrained any such intimation
from the cashier. Requesting the Gen
eral and his staff to be seated, he retired
to the rear offie of the President,
communicated the appalling demand
the conqueror of Florida.
dent was equally
za ngr to o he
egy qn rt e -e sub
ect. was referred
i should be b min itat
that time 'Gen. Jackson was regarded
useat deal of bitterness and dia
a large political party in the
try. Ho was lookoa upon as a dan
umng -illitary chieftain
of our civ ons, and especialy
of such institntion the gre#t National
Bank The (Urec the New Orleans
bank were, doubtless ewliat pervaded
wiJr entiment. till the rules of
fl ied *ii: , declining -to
i equired by Gen.
ident was instruqt.
'the conclusion of the
dso with alt the sauvity und
pen his seat and advano
c un )behind which the
ents the old ohief
erstand ~yosir, to say
th i , having h money of the
Unitedl es ini its vau~r declines to
advan'ce h sum of inoneyksuffioient to
supply the immediate needs of 2,000
patriotic soldiers, whom I hav*e left in
the swamps of Florida, ex~posed to fever
and starvation ?"
"With profound regiet, the rules
must be observed."
Whereupon, with flashing eye add
that terrible aspect never forgottena by
any one who ever beheld'OAd Hickory
in a rage, the. General, raisj 131s gaunt-.
leted hand, brought it do' with great
forc3 upon the counter, exelaimilng:
"By the I I wifll.eto perve
your rascally bank as I h4 thie Opn
iards in Florida, as equally enemies oF
the people and of liberty,'~
With this fearful men 'and voy~ he
strode with his staff out..ohe hank. As
he emerged from the b the General
Encountered two Irish-bp citizens and
muerchants of New Orlea, who had
heard of the. c~wof Ethe bank, and had
e~d to j~ the General, with offers
ieeda'fdrfurnsh all that he
J'y is oat--anct
t/ a rpairs
brns of of buildings a
~or the six mo 1 show. I
~hat 1,100 ne ee
$14,800,000 00O Soa
rhis is $8, thani was
:euIso ink th
n the K
fl~ ~ Ionjr
9tfaman discovered that
th#,ifani i.ty I a curative
power w tratedPeria.
Whie at hdiraz, on business
oonneh4 bthe overland telegraph,
he was'VIkit by a Persion noble. Hay
reoeved a parlyto stroke in his
sh'gider aA arm, the nobleman
e-t'in4*e Vfthe Englishmands in
Oible ectrloity-would not cure
He had h&ard 'that there were magi
cians in England who outed 4ll diseases
by the aid of this fire. * The English
man, having moderated the Persian's
expectatiol by remarking that the
statement was an exaggeration, accom
panied him to the ofilce of the telegraph.
A poweful battery had just been pre
pared, and the ofil in charge readily
consented ,to opert the paralyzed
arm. To the two poles of the bettery a
copper wire was attached, and at the ex
tromity of each wire a damped sponge.
The Persian was , ted to tightly
rasp one of the yZ
arm. Timidly lying e
"W a mtoment," the. Engliff.
man, the other spong orn the
's M W -aleaWith p ep anw el
of the-oom, amid 1%
cited, the next dag
a nobleman had receiVOWA4
a partial cure, tleo
frigh refused to submit to
second ioation of the "ivisibl
fire." One shock was sufficient, fi
declared 4l the stars of the
were visible to him ift that
He would visit the' Iegra
and look -.with 'a* at' tawh
chines. Mohleali sbald4 fl
be would b Without
Anbier an, who
quered his fear, while
te~gaph, tonehed one of the
of theiMachine. As h feltio n
tido, .IMd hh hnd on-ehe vter
A- undden'yell And a bkk
The asn too.la,
in the least
tnent. o is
and spoiled fis( n a
four days. Mt0r
lion, Coii% e the
oor victini to G'npyin' a
ea leseg h~i coieljd with ver
pin, and a i e 40othew in
flaeein thtofoi sco,
mn uty, -Wis. Two lit
spectively 8 and 8
in the woods alwneM
ortly a ,
- SO0Y?0 2, 18$s22.
In the yea1762, sn extronlinary in
stance of avarie ocourred in Fraioo.
A mier of the na .of sum
had amassed enormous wealth by the
most sadid parsimony and the most
discreditable extortice was rqueq-sd.
by the Goverment to advanoe a au of
Money as a loan. The miser, to wh9m
a fair interest was not inducement s1M.
ciently strong to enable -khim to part
with his treasured gold, declared his in
capacity to meet this demiud; he
plea .severe losses and the utraOst
pov LFearing, however, that some
of hzsjihbors; among whom he was
very unpopular,would report his immense
wealth to the Government,he applied his
ingenuity to discover some effectual way
of hiding his gold, should they attempt
to institute a search to ascertain' the
truth or fasehood of his plea. With'
great care And secrecy he dug a deep cave
in his cellar ; to this receptaole for- his
treasure, he descendefby a ladder and *
door he attached a spring
utting it would fasten .
r disappeared; in
A ~the house was
-oexplored, and the
but kno Poscue
goisips began to
ndsor had fled- with
where, by living
free from the de
nt.. Some time
which he had
wen were busily
Ip the prog
ret 'with the
th the key in
ew batck the
W t1 yio
huid the -~'
er of gold, mu e
hom hie had ruir
4aOrse upt i
wlen tl, m< x
o rniht Tb q**. ~ h
parniupI of Z Io
for Utio p
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