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Mtn yoa iish sad team the araadte at t
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Its bUahtod hopes aad sorarad Mas;
We Ihlah ea the lead whara Joy o'er Uvea,
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We (aim t . ear Lord wtth eatstratehed srato i
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Tor yeath. fieah yooth la the ttsn to dter
THE MASKED HOESEXAJT.
The liattle of Naseby. which was so dis
astrous in its results to toe lortunes oi uie
house of Stuart, was, in a manner, but the
culminating of the numerous evil omens
which hsd for a long time been menacing
the luckless king.
Among the many stalwart youths of Eng
land which the exier-ncics of the period
forced into the decisions and actions of
men were three of about equal ages, and
who. however dissimilar in form and lem
neranienL had held each other in the
warmest friendshiD and estimation. Syl-
vester rkmg, Anuur Lnue anu iwgw nip.
pesley for these were their respective
names led a thoughUcss, happy life, ua
til the dissentionsof partr began to dis
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turb the peace of the people and the dis
cordant trumpet of civil wax to sound
throughout the land.
The oooseauence of these events to our
three friends was that the rough hand of
war soon separated them aiuiougn lor a
period Sylvester King and Arthur Dale
fought in a cavalier regiment together.
wnnc ivoger nipjjwirj ww wuiuiiu
under General Lord Fairfax. Roger Uip
pesley, the Puritan soldier, hsd a beauti
ful vouns sister a creature of that haugh
ty bearing and dazzling loveliness which
united with itself all that to high born
and peaceful in the air of a court that has
grafted upon its severer etiquette the pol
ish and splendors of that of the French
It had been the custom for the three
young friends to spendatheir vacations by
. - . V. 1 KnaM llrmr'm w -
lurna at CBHJU tnui i a uwum-v. nv
the onlv one where an attraction of more
than an tmttsual degree was to be found.
Sylvester King could give them amuse
ment with horses and hounds. Arthur
Dale, whose family lived in the wild bor
der land, could lead them into the track
cl the deer, or bear them across the lake
in his light and buoyant Dane, nut in uie
graver borne or tfoger uippesiey mere
was this magnificent young creature, who
was so different from the stern, grave-look-
in ir nerson she called father, and wnase
face grew brighter by contrast when one
looked on the serious but handsome face
of her brother." .".-
Thus the early trainingof Henrietta ren
dered the tranquility of home distasteful
to her. By her mother's side she was con
nected with a high-born and titled Royal
ist family. - This branch the elder Hippes
ley, since he had been aroused into action,
and had taken his share of duty, both in
Parliament and in the field, had repudiated
with Eeedless acerbity. Beautiful and
vain, at the age of eighteen ; flattered and
caressed at Court, ana moving in the high
er circles of rank and fashion, then re
mat kable for their elegance and polish, the
dull sameness of Ilippeslcy Hall repelled
Henrietta, and when tne college nonuays
came on, tne presence oi ner uruint-r u
friend's amused and distracted her, while
at seasons of the year, a continual Influx of
guests, coming and going, lightened the
monotony oi nome, ana so jar reouurcu -istence
The result, in One, was tbat tne two
vounjr men negan to una incmsciTes
strangely moved in the presence of the
bright creature who was so witty, so ac
complished, and who had such inconceiva
ble fascinationa tor them.
Henrietta, when conversing witn ner
brother about his friends (and Koger
Ilippesley loved both equally as well,
wnUiont havinr then any partiality for the
one over the other,) could not deny that
she liked Arthur respected him; but then
Hvlveater wan so handsome, had such aa
elegance of manner, was so gallant, danced
with irrace. ana tn nne sue snoweu wu uie
suDerucial had more attractions for her
that a srlittcruiBT exterior had aereater hold
than any qualities which commanded more
uster Kins:, and Rodger Hippcsley re
gretted it; for several mailers since had.
From time to time, come to light, showing
that Sylvester was not so worthy of the
love and devotion which Henrietta be
stowed upon hin aa he ought to have been.
Un tue otner nana, tne anger anu uie
indignation of her father knew no bounds
wnen be learnea inai nis uauguu-r uau
betiothed herself to a royalist: and as
these fuelinn had become embittered by
three or tour years el Droits anu constant
battles by desperate sieges, reciprocal
deeds of vengeance, and the fearful issues
of the stricken ncius iney were oniy tne
more confirmed and establisneu.
It had once haDnened tbat ever a a des
perate struggle between a party of Royal
ists and parliamentarians, the latter, be
ing routed, in hastening from the field
where the dying and the dead' showed
how fierce the fight had been, made to
aranl the ancient hall where the Hippcs-
leys, as country gentlemen, had dwelt for
generations- ,s .. , ,
been strengthened and fortified sufficient
ly to resist an attaca irum uie numerous
parties of stragglers which had scoured
tne country from ume to ume; auu auuw-
tog the zeal or Its owner, una pani w
some score or so of horse had no doubt
bat that there they should receive help
and sheltcr. -r
Food and refreehmeato were liberally
enough bestowed upon the faint and
weary soldiers, who bad ridden long ciier
a hard and fiercely-contested fight; and
their leader having made acknowledg
ment for the succor received, they were
about to mount their horses and take their
departure at once, when the sound of a
trumpet and the crackling of dropping
shot from mnsquetoso and petronel, add
ed to the fierce cries of men and the clat
ter of horses' hoofs, told them that they
were surprised, and that the cavaliers,
with their numbers increasing upon the
way, were upon them.
All was now alarm and confusion. The
courtyard became a scene of slauo-ther. for
the Cavaliers fought with the rancor of de
feated hopes this being a mere tempor
ary success and the Puritans fought with
a lurv as dogged and decided ; and while
some few escaped, the greater part were
slain or wounded, and they were about to
fire the house when a horsemen, whose
foaming bit and steed's bleeding sides
told the hot haste he had made, dashed
among the Cavalieis and baded them hold
It was Arthur Dale, who bad a com
mand in the regiment, and who came up
lust at the instant when the few who were
heina-' actually massacred and whose
bravery might have -won forbearance
wrom enared. out of rcsDect which the men
still paid ' toward their commanding
But, in the mean time, a singular scene
was passing within the na.L
The Cavalier Dartv was actually com
A Family Newspaper. Devoted to Home Interests, Politics, Agriculture, Science, Art, Poetry, Etc.
manded bv Sylvester King, who at the
very moment that his men were coinmtt-
tinr murderous excesses upon the surpris
ed Funtans, was actually navtng an luwr
view with Henrietta; and forgetful or all
the ties which bound him to respect her,
and for her sake those who dwelt beneath
the shadow of the old Puritan's roof -was
proposing to her the base plan of flight
-Miscreant!" exclaimed a deep, harsh
voice. exnanatintT from one corner of the
chamder. "Despiser of that which you
should hold most holy! Traitor to that
traat which you showid. in your profession
hold most sacred ! Do you show yourself
to this deluded girl in your true colors r
And you, fickle and foolish (turning to his
daughter, who stood pale and trcmuiingk
"do you listen to the blandishments oThim
who would woo you to your dishonor and
ruin, and whose hand is even now lifted
airainst the life of him to whom you owe
your being T"
Sylvester had recovered from his ' sur
prise by this time, and. believing that the
Puritan was alone and unfriended for he
also seemed to have ridden hard for his
life,, and to have entered his
miliar y a . . secret war the,,- Cav
alier, with a laugb or irony and a now
mock respect said :
"Save you, good sir, I was returning
good for evi', you will perceive, and repay-
hiir the lather'
nther s hate by loving bis uaugn-
tcr. We are the victors today, aud you
will do well to yield to the chances of war."
Thou licst. man! anu tuat win soon nc
seen. ho. release your noia, anu quit inc
chamber your pennon pollutes; for even ber
presence snail not protect you irom my
venireanoc!" And as he apoke he drew
his sword and advanced, w tb a dark brow
and flashing eye, to part them.
But as if this had roused up all that was
bad in his nature. Sylvester, who had been
irritated by the Puritan's words, seized a
pistol in his belt, and pointing it full at his
opponent's breast, fired, ana tne Duuei
stauck him in the shculder, so that the
sword fell out of his nerveless hand.
"Snare him t In heaven's name do not
lift your hand against my father !" shrieked
Henrietta, as she, in turn, sank fainting
into a chair.
What. ho. there T shouted Sylvester,
stamping his foot, as two or three troopers
entered. "Here. Corporal, we have found
a nrize. Take vour belts and strap up the
old Roundhead in one of your saddles, and
let two men guard him. He will do lor
ransom, ir he can be or no otner use."
And while the men with but little ten-
derncss, bound and bore the wounded Pu
ritan away. Sylvester turned toward Hen
rietta, having determined to take her away
with him. When Arthur Dale, fearing
some mischief might happen to her whom
he loved better than life, entered the cham
ber. He was horror stricken at the sight, and
burst into a torrent of reproaches against
his quondam friend and superior officer;
and. in tho heat of the moment, their
swords crossed, and the chamber became
the scene or a deadly com on i rjyivester
being severely wounded, and only rescued
by the entrance of his men. In the re
vengeful feeling which actuated him, Syl
vester oruerea tnem to sieze upon anuur;
and, putting him under arrest for lifting
his hand aeainst his superior officer, he
deprived him of his sword and sent him
away guarded. A body of them, command
ed by a Corporal, had already quitted the
hall, bearinp- the elder Hippcsley with
them. Henrietta had in the meantime es
caped with her nurse into some secret re
cess of the old hall.
HiDDeslev was borne away a prisoner
weak and fainting from his wound, and
led by Sylvester King, was carried to the
royalists' camp some miles away. Anoth
er body, having Arthur Dale still under
arrest, numea on towaru neau-qunrwrB;
but this was not so fortunate, for meeting
with a stronrr leinforcemcnt about to join
the forces of Cromwell it was surrounded
by the enemy and taken in turn, Arthur
thus becoming a prisoner to Roger Hip
peslcy who commanded the force, and
who instantly liberated him on his parole.
It was not' iong, therefore, before the
friends exchanged confidences, and Roger
learned what a debt be owed to Sylvester
for having sought to slay his father so foul
ly and to make his sister forget her duty.
It was on a bright and breezy noon some
time after Naseby was fouirht that a soli
tary horseman might have been seen cmssl
ing, by a bridle road, a section of that par
of Cham wood Forest, or what was Itft of
it. which shortened the distance by some
few miles, to a town yet help for the royal
ists, but which was being now riddled by
the cannonjof Cromwell's gunners and fast
yielding to fate.
l ne norseroan was oy i venter mug, iu
as he was urging his steed oyer a rising
ground, and turning over in his mind the
prospects wnicn were wonting in nis
breast, he saw, on the opposite verge, rid
ing to meet him, a masked horseman in
the euise of a Cavalier, who pulled up a
strongly built animal in the front, as
Uionen ne tntcnuau to uispuic uie pass.
"Halt!" cried the masked horseman.
You carry some papers I require!"
In effect, 8ylvcstcr King had these im
portant papers on his person.
une paper was uie ueaiu warrant u Ar
thur Dale yielded to his party, by the
way, at an exchange of prisoners and
which Sylvester had obtained from Claver
housc in a fit of pitiless malignance. Hen
rietta having meanwhile been removed to
safer keeping in the metropolis, and where
her psueuo lover dared not seek her. This
warrant the false lover and forsworn friend
bad sworn to put into force.
"Who dares to stop me," cried Sylvcs-
tcr, drawing a petronel and seeking to
discharge it, uselessly, however, for, by ac
cident, or design, it Hashed in the pan.
"Traitor! - r aise meoa: uiot upon tne
very erase which some noble hearts have
rendered almost holy, yield the papers
you carry about you or you yield your
Ha. Master Hippesley! do you follow
the old practices of these forests, and let
your life upon so loose a cast of the die ?"
exclaimed Sylvester, in a scoffing voice.
whtcn nsd ence Deen so uonest anu
"You would have slain my father foul-
ly; you would have ' assassinatea your
friend ; you would have robbed me of my
sister; you have in me the man who
avenges these wrongs, which tn yonr
black: purposes nave become crimes."
And HiDDeslev ridinir at him. their
swords crossed and their horses came into
such a fierce collision, that the cavalier
as forced to lean ott to avoid tailing.
The next moment beheld a short but
Three passes one ior eacn piece oi vu
liany saw Sylvester King lying stark and
dead on the ground, his set teeth and
drawn Hps vet grinning in mockery at
And then risk in? his lite npon the
chances of war, risking all that was dear
to him upon the daring that bad made
him irmrney miles to know the man's in
tentions ere he would thoroughly believe
hisnld mmnnlon'i villainy nogernnea
his doublet of papers, and then, by a cir
cnitnna mnti amed in safety at his own
. As a measure of gratitude means for the
rescue of his father then easily man
aged out of the hands of the royalists,
were then taken, and the old man restored
to his son. v
And ere long followed the union of her
worthy lover and Henrietta, who, having
learnea the value of simple outer show,
began to learn 'that there was an inner
worth which might bring her a blessing
And thus the 'Masked Horseman" play
ed in that protean drama one of those pro
tean parts wbicb it was given to tne men
of those turbulent times to perform.
' WELLINGTON OHIO, ' THURSDAY V- APRIL .17,
Hwntlns; far Barzlara.
Of late several ; burglaries have been
committed in the neighborhood in which
Mr. James Simpson lives, and, of course,
the .folks are not a, little alarmed.- In
Simpson's row alone enough fire arms and
ammunition have been collected to con
duct a very fair sized war with Mexico,
and Simpson, particularly, has bougbt
whole armory of weapons and loaded them
to the muzs'e. Simpson's brother-in-law,
George Washington Budd, commonly
known as Wash, lived with him, and for
weeks past Wash, upon going to bed, has
made such a preparation and display of
various kinds or engines or destruction
that a looker-on might have concluded
that his purpose was to conduct a kind of
battle of Gettysburg on his own responsi'
The other night Wash, alter recapping
all his revolvers, running his thumb along
the edge of his broadsword, half-cocked
his gun. and laying his bowie-knife on the
chair, thought he heard. burglar prowl
ing about down stairs. Buckling on bis
artillery. Wash, in his stocking feet, crept
down the back staircase determined to an
nihilate the thiof.
Bimpaoav htwrd the noise at the same
moment, and he. thinking Wash wis in
bed asleep, loaded up nis machinery of
death and crept softly down the front
stairs, also without his boots.
lioth reached the first floor at tne same
moment. They stopped and listened.
Wash thought ne ' heard the burglars in
the parlor. Simpson felt sure the rascal
was in tne dining room pocketing tne
spoons. So while Wasn trod noiselessly
frontwards Simpson stepped stealthily to
tho rear. Midway in the hall they came
into collision. Each felt perfectly certain
that the other was the burglar.
Wash grappled with his antagonist in
stantlv. Simpson knew that a death strug
gle had begun, so he took hold with all
his might. Neither had a chance to draw
Wash struggled to throw his burglar
down, and Simpson, perceiving the game
made a huge effort to prostrate Wash.
fhev nuiihed. and nulled, and ierked. and
Shoved, and panted, bumping up against
the wall, kicking up the carpet, and mak
ing such a hubbub tbat Airs. Simpson, up
stairs in her room, and afraid to conic out,
lifted up her voice and screamed with
After a fearful and desperate struggle.
during which Wash had his coat turn to
rags and a couple oi nandiuis -oi nair
J lulled out, and Simpson had his nose
amraed up against the wall until it felt as
li it nati sweneu to tne size oi a water
melon. Wash let go a moment to gel his
breath. Thereupon Simpson made a rush
for the front door quietly, in the dark, and
Wash, pretty well scared and tired of war.
dashed off up the back stairs, resolved to
go and see why Simpson didn't come and
help wipe that burglar out
As Simpson got to tue landing, ne saw
Wash's, form by the dim light ol the bath
room, in the back entry.
"Who's thatr shouted Simpson, ner
vously, feeling for his revolver.
"Ale, Wash," replied his :irotncr-in-iaw.
Simpson went to him, and said :
"Thunder and lightning. Wash,' why
didn't you come sooner?"
sooner! Why, where nave you been?
I've had the most awful time you ever
So've I." replied Simpson. "There's a
burglar In the lion e, and I've been tear
ing him to pieces."
You don't say so! Why. my gracious.
I've had a fight with one, too; and I thluk
I laid him out."
"You did? Where ?'
"Why, down stairs there, in the front
"Not in tne entry, you uon t mean 7"
"Yes," said AVasfi. in the entry. "Near
ly banged the head off of him. Where
was vour man ?"
Why, in the entry, too. Queer I didnt
"It is queer." replied wash; "because l
hammered his nose against a chair until
it must be mashed flat."
"The burglar's; and he tore my coat to
rags, and pretty near scalped me.
Simpson was silent a minute, and then
"Come in hereto the light-"
TJiey entered the bath room, and Wash
looked at Simitson, and Siniiwon looked
"Wash !" said Simpson.
" What r said AVash.
"Wash, you're the biggest idiot in the
state. Hang me if I dont lielievo you've
been fighting with me! Look at my nose."
"No I you don't say ? Did you pull out
your burglar s hair, and splinter up hi
"I'm afraid I did," said Simpson.
"Mr. Simpson." said Wash, calmly, if
there is a bigger ass on the continent than
I am, l tnina l can lay my nana on uie
man ; a party by the name or Jim Simp
son." Just at this moment Mrs. Simpson flew
from her room, down the hall-way, and
into the bath-room, where she fell on her
knees, clasped her hands, and shrieked :
"save me, James! oh, save me! asu
ington, save me ! save me! Don't let me
be murdered! Don't! don't! oh, dont!"
Simpson looked sheepishly at Wash,
and then, without saying a word, he
seized Mrs. Simpson by the arm, ran her
over to her tied room, and slammed the
door. Then George Washington Budd
went sadly un stairs, disgorged his mur
derous apparatus, locked his bowie in his
trunk, anu went to rjeu.
Both combatants swore secrecy; but
Simpson couldn't help telling his wife,
and she spread it ot course, and nere it is.
The Uevll Flaw.
One of the fishermen employed bv Lar-
co in drawing his nets this morning found
entangled in its meshes a devil nsn oi
large size. The ugly thing was so entan
gled, and held on with such .tenactry that
it was brought into the boat only after
tearing the net badly. The body ot tne
monster is an elongated oval about 10 men
es wide and four feet long from the head
to the end of the spear shaped tail. The
mouth, or rather beak, is exactly like the
mandibles of a hawk, and is placed under
neath the body. The long arms or feelers.
of which there are eight, radiate from
around this beak, and the largest of them
are upward of seven feet in length, mak
ing 11 feet from the end of the two longest
tentacles to the tip of the tail. The other
arms are from four to nve leet long, l ne
under side of these feelers for about two
feet from the tip is armed with rows of
sharp pointed hooks, increasing in size as
tber approach tne end, wnerewey termin-
ate in veriutuie wiuub. iub iwui is ui
. . !.-li- . I rni 1 1 2- ..f
reddish-gray color on top. and a pale sal
mon pink underneath. The under side is
covered with small suckers possessing con
slderable power of suction. Santa Bar
- - aawjn.eeMwM
Welarhlna; of Malta.
Under the present act of congress, the
mails passing over certain routes are once
in every lonr years weignea ior tnirty con
secutive working days from a given date.
fintl... Illtli nf firsrrh this wenrhinir wns
commenced in the States of Illinois, Mich
igan. Wisconsin. Minnesota. Iowa and
Missouri. There are about 400 routes in
cluded in this section. As this country
has greatly developed during the last four
years, it is expected mat uie reports win
show a very large increase in the amount
of mail matter carried. These reports are
forwarded to tho postoffice department.
where a daily average of the number of
pounds transported over uie enure icngui
of Uie route is made up. Upon this aver
age the compensation is based by law.
They are still talking in Charleston of
raising a monument to tainouu.
What eajrelen Have Vast
The best paying plot on any farm, and
the one yielding the most enjoyment, too,
is the vegetable garden or "kitchen gar
den," as it is lrcqucntly called, and quite
appropriately, especially when the "kitch
en folks" have the chief or sole care of it.
A good supply of garden products for the
tabic costs less inan uie standard orcau,
meat, and potatoes, is more healthful and
nourishing than com beef, salt pork, and
the small assortment usually found on the
farmer's table.' Need we add anything
about palatableness, comfort, home enjoy
ment? Contrast a table set nearly uie
year round with bread, salt pork, corned
beef, potatoes, boiled cabbage, varied with
bash. mush, buckwheats, and occasional
ly a few other items, with a table well
supplied in succession and abundantly
with asparagus, green peas, lima beans.
sweet corn, radishes, carrots, beets, par
snips, celery, salsify, turnips, cauliflower.
spinach, lettuce, egg plants, tomatoes, (all
the year), rhubarb, okra, squashes, onions,
cabbage, cucumbers (!), and other things,
filled in with currants, strawberries.
raspberries, blackberries, not to mention
grapes, pears, etc We do not accept the
standing excuse!"! am too poor, ton hard
driven, too mucn to uo in my neids, to
bother with the garden." W e repeat, with
emphasis, that every farmer can have
most, if not all the above pleasant and
healthful variety with less labor and less
expense than the table can be supplied in
any other way. Every day's work in the
garden will produce several dollars' worth
of good things. One quarter of an acre,
more or less, according to the size of fam
ily, will suffice. Select the best soil avail
able, as near the house as possible, but at
a distance if absolutely necessary. A good
loam where water never stands is desirable.
Heavy clay will not do well without a
good deal of preparation. It not naturally
dry, underdraining is desirable, but even
an open ditch around the plot, and one or
two through it if needed, may answer for
the present. Plow and harrow fine, work
ing in a liberal supply of the best well rot
ted manure that can be obtained half a
wagon load on every square rod will be
the better, but much less less can be got
alpng with. The directions for planting,
cultivation, etc., are given in our "Hints
tor Work," from time to time, beginning
back to the February number. For the
best varities of vegetables, see article on
page 84 of March number. 'American
Agriculturist for April.
The Hquirrel Pest of Caiirerwla,
When the first settlers on the rich farm
ing lands along our rivers, and creeks, and
sloughs began to cultivate the soil, they
found but few squirrels and gophers. As
the land became covered with wheat, veg
etables, fruit trees, the advantages of liv
ing on well-tilled farms became evident to
the whole troop of squirrels, who had be
fore been scattered on hillsides, supported
by acorns, grass-seeds, and similar uncivil
ized articles of diet. So with an almost
praiseworthy adaptability, these squirrels
moved their abodes, and began to infest
the fence-corners, the bits of woodland,
rocky spurs, and the shaggy ravines near
the houses of the farmers, and they have
ever since been ot the nature of parasites,
or, if one would be exact :n language, of
public marauders. The California ground-
squirrel, be it understood, is a born for
ager, a clansman, a border reiver, iuii oi
the terse wit of action, and the sublime
audacity of a savage. He is an amusing
rascal, who rears a dome-like mound where
he chooses, even though- it be in the very
teeth of danger, and sits there for innu
merable hours of sunlight, seemingly an
innocent and unsuspicious old gray-head
ed gen tie' ran of leisure, who is taking his
daily dose of atmosphere. Most farmers.
however, understand that when a squirrel
sits up unusually straight and looks as
mild as the heart of May, it is. prima facie
evidence that he is plott ing mischief and
planning further raids upon property.
itcrc is a pest wuicn, n me trutu were
nown, would be louna to destroy, year
after year, grain enough to make in the
aggregate an enormous tax upon all con
cerned. Tli is is an evil which must be
fought with steady, bitter purpose, and by
united action. There are enough effective
modes of poisoning known. The point is
to keep them in effective operation, and,
when one method becomes a little too la
miliar, try another. Wheat poisoned with
strychnine, may, for instance, be used dur
ing spring; in the not summer monuis use
watermelon rinds: aud use when these
fail, wheat prepared in some other way,
either wheat with phosphorus or otherwise.
San Francisco Bulletin.
s?th as Urmia rood.
Since during the acts of sensation and
intellection phosphorus is consumed in
the brain ' and ncverous system, there
arises a necessity to restore the portions so
consumed, or, as the popular expression is,
to use brain rood. - .Now. as every one
knows, it is the property of phosphorus to
shine in the dark; and as fish in a certain
stage of putrefactive decay often emit
light, or become phosphorescent, it has
been thought this is duo to the abundance
of phosphorus their flesh contains, and
hence that they are eminently suitable for
the nourishment of the nervous system,
and are an invalua' lu brain food. Under
that, idea many persons resort to
a diet of Hall and persuade themselves that
they derive advantage from it an in
creased vividness of thought, a signal im
provement in the reasoning powers, iiut
the flesh of fish oatains no excess of
phosphorus, nor does its shining depend on
that element. Decaying willow wood
shines even more brilliantly than decaying
fish ; it may sometimes lie discerned alar
off at night, .The shining in the two cases
is due to tue same cause inc oxidation oi
carbon, not of phosphorus, inorganic sub
stances containing perhaps, not a percepti
ble trace oi tne laiier.eieuieuu i ci surety
no one found himself rising to a poetical
fervor bv tasting decaying willow wood.
though it ought, on these principles, to be
a better brain food than a much larger
quantity of fish. 1 Harper's Magazine.
' Am Anelent Ordor of Mpleea.
An interesting archrsoloeical observa
tion has recently been made quite acci
dentally. It is well known . that the urns
found in Roman burial-grounds, and con-
taming the bone remains or cremated
bodies, are oiten covered witn ciay cups
or dishes. The object of these dishes was
supposed to have been to contain spices,
which sent tortn agreeable odors during
the progress ot the cremation, llerr
Dahlem, a well known German archaeolo
gist, was able to verify this view in the
following manner: He had obtained a
dish of this kind which was broken, and
after cementing it, had placed it upon a
stove for the purpose of drying the cement
Shortly' afterward he noticed a strong and
by no means unpleasant onor proceeding
from the heated dish. It seems therefore,
that the ingredients burned in the dish
some fifteen centuries ago had left traces
behind, which announced their presence
upon becoming heated. . Hcrr Dahlem
remaiksthat the odor was not unlikethat
Thc man who devours a pig's pedal
extremities is an interesting fi-ctchewcr.
Yon limy rake, you may scrape.
Till you're weitry and old,
But a nmrinir hot Are
Will idways be coaled.
There are sonic men m this world so
mean that, if ossible, they would use
the bark ol a dog lor medicinal pur
Some men will never learn that a stove
is not a spittoon until they arc knocked
down n few times by the proprietor there
. o i m
Mis Margaret A. Funk, of Urbana,died
Tuesday, aged l7 years.
I bow aay and. I bead siy hose.
My prmyerfal rotn son apto Um;
Lord, wilt tboa bearkeaanto aef
I esU thy nisi with sasnisbad cry
I wait sad Ions for soma reply;
Lord, firs mm answer or I dla. '
Tboa, oa thy f ar-oft aiaiciy tarnaa .
Have pMy oa say eoasalon awsa;
Lord, lot thy mmtif'm powar ba aoows.
I pray thn that thy spirit saay
Load aw hi aoaw drrlnar way,
I pray Uiss that this s-rtef I snow
May Ufa an, thoeab I am breach low:
Hay In ah aw stedasn oat of woe.
For him who for ear Una hn died.
Tot thorn ssd woaads that plai nerl h
Lord, hosl my poor heart sracuwdl
The Cloak, aw el Booka.
When Saint Paul, the greatest of Chris
tian missionaries, wss at Kome he sent
back word to Timothy to bring on his
cloak and his books. He wanted the one
to warm and comfort the body: and the
others to feed and nourish the mind. It
seems to me that our home missionaries
would make the same appeal tb-day if they
were to let their wants be known, and they
would probably place the emphasis on the
books. Whether laboring on the western
frontier, or in some poor parish in the
north or south, if the minister be depend
ent on the church for support he needs
books. And in nine cases outof ten if this
need be supplied, the servants of God will
pray and preach belter, and being made
wiser in word and work, will be more suc
cessful in winning souls to Christ. There-
lore bring the books.
When the boxes are being filled for the
missionaries, and the cloaks and the
clothes arc gathered to cover and comfort
the cold and the naked, then let the be
nevolent also remember to bring the
To an educated man no privation is felt
more keenly than a dearth of good books.
Many devout and godly' men are preach
ing the gospel to the poor, who are obliged
to spend their small salaries in supplying
the bare necessaries of life to their families
and when tbat is done they have absolute
ly nothing left with which to buy litera
ture. Therefore bring the books.
The farmer cannot till the soil without
ag'.icultural implements. The blacksmith
and the carpenter and every artisan must
have tools suited to their various work.
Now, books are to ministers what imple
ments and tools are to other workmen, and
the necessity is alike urgent that both
classes be supplied with proper instru
ments. There arc books enough stowed
away in the garrets of the rich to make
glad the hearts of all the . missionaries in
the world. Why not bring them out and
give them a free circulation ? In these
times it may be easier for some to give
books than money, and to such the Apostle
says, bring the books.
If you nave any 'old volumes tucked
away on the top shelf, or hid out of sight
L.L.'-J . 1 , - . 1 -
iaujuu utuers ui mure elegant uinuuig,
bring them out and give them to the Lord
for some of his faithful servants. Many a
fiastor will go without' needed clothes and
ive on a scanty allowance of feed and
scrimp his family in order tavsave enough
to buy books. Cannot the reader of this
paragraph brighten the lire or some poor
struggling pastor byl contributing to his.
library r A. book tnat you care nougnt lor
may be of value and service to him.
A dozen years ago i rescued Irom uie
waste basket ot a friend an old devotional
volume which I have used ever since with
pleasure, and, I trust, with profit. Since
entering the ministry, many books have
been given to me, for all of which 1 am
very, very, gratetul. 1 nave lared much
better than I deserved. A generous lady
frieud not long ago gave me a check for
two hundred dollars ($200). suggesting
that I should buy something nice Tor my
library. All honor to her! bhe brought
the books, and the Lord loves her for so
doing. Kind reader, let me entreat you to
heed the voice or the spirit, remember the
needs of the missionaries and bring the
books. N. Y Observer.
"Mere talk" is worth nothing, but who
docs not remember, with inexpressible
gratefulness, how much good a "good talk"
with some good friend has done him ? It
is much to nave the gospel well preached
from pulpit to pews; it is perhaps of more
importance to nave the gospel talked irom
heart to heart. . Few persons are converted
aad brought out into active-happy christian
tiving "all alone " Even Paul, at his con
version, was bidden to go at once to the
street called "Straight," to the house of
Ananias, who by talking the matter over
with him, should help niui to understand
the wonderful change,' and to see clearly
the new Way.
To say just enough ; to say not a word
too much ; to say it at the right time, in
the right place; and to say it right heartily
clearly, naturally, this is a most enviable
gift or grace which some have. We won
der how they acquired it. The secret of
it it there be any mystery about it one
wishes they would explain. But likely
enough these persons are just the ones
who have been so intent upon simply see
ing what it is, and is true, and acting ac
cordingly, that it has never occurred to
them that there is any secret A mind.
alive with intelligence and useful thdught,
a heart tranquilly, constantly actuated by
sentiments of devotion to God and gener
ous regard for others, may be trusted to
speak wisely. -
Kcligious conversation, like good con
versation on any other subject, should be
utterly free from affectation and cant. It
should not go on stilts. It should not as
sume superior airs of sanctity or knowl
edge. It should be neither formal, nor too
laminar, uare should oc taken not to
wear out a good impression once made, by
saying too much. A word may bo better
than a speech, especially It it be, in tact,
one of the words of God, addressed to each
of us ; and if, too, it be uttered as an arrow
speeded and winged with prayer.
- It :s a bitter feeling which some, which
many have, that "no man cares for my
soul." It is often a most sweet surprise to
one. to find that some pcrsou has been
cherishing a deep, tender solicitude for
his souls welfare which he could no longer
True prayer is the highest, holiest, most
real, and most influential, of all forms of
conversation. And, let it be carefully
minded, it is necessary to pray welL if we
would talk well with another on things
which concern our spiritual, immortal be
ing. And, after all, it is with religious
conversation much as Coleridge says ot
Ba prsyaUl beat who lorath beat.
All thlncs both (roe and small;
For ths dear Ood, who kneth as,
. He swote and lorath all.
O Lord ! take my heart, for I cannot give
it ; and when Thou hast it, O keep it, for I
cannot keep it for Thee; and save it in
spite of myself, for Jesus Christ's sake.
We may lose heaven by neutrality as
well as by hostility; by wanting oil to our
lamiis as well as by taking poison. The
unprofitable servant will as surely be pun
ished ' as the disobedient and rebellious
servant. Undone duty will undo the soul
Conscience is vour magnetic needle.
Reason is your chart. But I would rather
have a crew willing to follow the indica
tions of the needle, und giving themselves
no great trouble as to the chart, than
crew that had ever so good a chart and no
needle at all.
As weeds grow fastest in fat soil, so our
corruptions grow and thrive most when
our natural state is most prosperous.
Therefore God's love and care of us con
strain Him sometimes to use severe disci
pline and to cut us short in our temporal
enjoyment. Bishop Hopkins.
Those who are satisfied with the world
for their portion, and seek not for happi
ness in God, feel no need for accepting
the gospel invitation, and are in no un
easiness about their souls. But those
who labor and are heavy laden are invit
ed, and they come, Mathew Henry.'
Every promise of God rests on four pil
lars; Hs holiness and justice, Which will
not suffer him to deceive; His grace and
goodness, which will not snffer Him to
forget; His truth, which will not suffer
him to change, and his power, which
makes him able to accomplish. f Salter.
PernlexMlen of Hkopplas,
The public have recently been assured
that they have the power of reforming the
bad manners of clerks in shops, by speak
ing to the heads of the establishment.
There are, however, objections to this mode
of procedure. In the first place, a lady in
this way makes herself unpletanty -con
spicuous, and again it takes time. It is
certainly a field for action, and. moved by
that conviction, we have chosen to jot
down a few feminine experiences in 'Bos
ton shops within the last six months for
the benefit of any "heads of establish
ments" who care to know how their busi
ncss is conducted. It is believed that
many of them would be surprised to know
how much their interests suffer in some
cases at the hands of those employed by
Formerly the kind ot manners most
dreaded in the shops was a kind of bully
ing familiarity on the part of the men
clerks, who had a way of forcing their
goods, and of insulting those who d eel in
ed to buy. Something quite different has
taken its place, a certain spirit of enmity
toward : all customers, as class, which
seeme to animate both men and women
attendants in certain places. Customers
are treated as prying - marauders, from
whom the clerks must defend the precious
oods confided to their keeping. To keep j
le goods, and to get rid of the intruder.
seems to be the object of life.
They have many "ingenious devices for
the furtherance of this object. The prompt
mechanical rormual, "r arthur down," is
one of these, A lady on a recent occasion,
looking for buttons, was sent from one end
of the long shop to the other, passed on
and on with "Farther down," till she got
to the very end, when it was found that the
thing sought was close to the door. "Oh,"
said the first clerk, "I thought you wanted
dress-buttons." No sign of an 'effort had
been made to ascertain what was wanted.
Another device is to insist upon having
everything called by its technical trade
name. Here are some veritable instances :
"I want to get some very heavy black
braid," said an out-of-town lady, hurrying
for her train. An ordinary black alpaca
dress braid was indicated, at a short dis
tance, the clerk never moving, and con
tinuing an earnest conversation with her
No. that is not the kind : I want some
thing heavier and wider."
"We hove nothing different.''
Many neonle would now have left the
store and tried another; but this lady, hav
ing had a long and valuable experience,
cast her eyes about, and presently saw
something like what she wanted.
"O, yes you have !" she said; "there it
"O, that is Hercules braid." ; . .
On another occasion it was very narrow
white braid for which a lady asked at five
or six shops in vain, and finding it herself.
at last in the windows ot one ot tne very
places, was told contemptuously that that
was "Tom Thumb braid."
Another "Have you any sort of narrow
black and white flat trimming?"
No, 'm, no black and white trimming
at all." .
"Why." persists the hardened intruder.
'you must have something. What is that
on the second shelf V . .
"Oh! that's silk."
"Well," said the lady (whose sense of
humor had survived several years of shop
ping), "what made you think that I did
not want silk V and to her credit be it
told, although she did not want silk, she
bought a couple oT yards by way of em
phasizing the lesson.
1 gave Lt. lor unristmas a lovely lace
thiug for the head, and I wanted a bow to
surmount it, I went to s, vaguely
thinking about color.
Myself"! want some douDie-iacca stain
ribbon." . ,
She What color do you wish r
Myself "Well, I was thinking of blue
She (snap up) "We haven't any blue
Myself (fairly laughing) "Well, that's
odd, for I dont in the least care; let me
look at all you have and decide."
Uazing on columns ot ribbon l seem to
see nothing but blue and black, and men
She "Oh, I thought that wasn't the
width you wanted."
The recent marriage of a yonng lady in
this city to a handsome young car-conductor,
recalls an event of the same complex
ion which occurred in England some years
ago. A young lady, belonging to "an
ancient and honorable stock" in Cheshire,
a hot bed of old county families, was in
the habit of going into Chester to shop,
and generally took the omnibus, to pro
ceed irom the railroad station to tne neart
of the city. In the course of these excur
sions she contrived to become interested
in the "cad of the 'bus," as it would be ex
pressed in England. One morning she was
missing, and, on her Tetura home, an
nounced tbat she had been married an
hour ago. The most singular part of the
business iwas that she did not remain with
her husband five mmutes even after the
marriage ceremony, and it must be pre
sumed that she married him under the in
fluence of pique. The family determined ;
to try and get the marriage set aside on
. . i f f i i i i . j
tne grouna oi irauu. one awi marrieu
under the name of Bevan, and jbey con
tended that had she given her name as
Lee-Bevan the clergyman would have re
cognized it, and refused to have performed
the ceremony; in iact, their pica was tnat
the supdrcssion of Lee was a tupprestio
tantamount to a fraud. The courts.
however, decided that the marriage held
good. In another case, which occurred
more reccnuv, tne aaugnter oi tne tnen
chief registrar of the court of chancery
eloped witn tne ouuer. tier latner nad
received a letter warning mm ot tne at
tachment, and at first rejected the imputa
tion as absurd : but on speaking to his
daughter, she frankly admitted that it was
true. - Astounded, be dismissed the butler.
A few da. vs. later his daughter disappeared.
Within a year she died. - Her favorite
brother was with her in her last hours.
and she told him that, while grieving
deeply at bringing mortification on her
family, she could not have done otherwise.
Her nusnand nad treated ner witn tne
tenderest kindness, and she was devoted
to him. Early in the present century the
Countess of Rethes, a peeress in her own
right, married a gardener, and the present
countess is nis granddaughter. It will
thus be seen that mesalliances have often
times occurred in the case of persons of
very high social position. Nor have they
by any means invariably proven unhappy
New York Times.
Uox. the murderer ot Alston, is com
fortably quartered in the 'Atlanta jail
where his wife and sister spend the day
with him. His f:tce is still very much,
swollen and his physician says he will be
unable to appear for trial at the next term
A KJfe Have By Btorjr-Telliass. .
There is a tale told by a London corres- I
pondent of Progress, of a sea captain who, ,
in a distant corner of the southern seas,
visited an , undiscovered or unexplored
group of beautiful islands. After landing ;
and trading with the gentle natives, he -was
astonished by the visit of a white man, . .
evidently a person of means and conse
quence, who, after making himself very-"
agreeable, implored the captain to give .
him a story book, if he had such a thing '
in his possession. The captain had, and, "
deeply touched by the pigs and cocoarruts i "
which the white exile had given, bestow
ed on him a copy of the "Arabian. Nights'- 'r
Entertainments." Overcome by the pres
ent, the exile burst into tears, and cried, k . .
"You have saved my life and given me
rank and wealth." In explanation, he
said : "I should long ago have been eat
en, but while they -were fattening me I '
learned enough of their language to tell
child thr story of 'Little Red Riding "-
Hood. The child repeated it, and the"5'"
whole population were mad with iov. - -
They had never heard a story before. -
From that day I became a great and hon
ored man. When they had a grand na- '1'
tional festival I sat on the top of the hilL -
and thousands wept (while some elderly v
relative was being cooked tor a least) at
the cruel death of the grandmother, as
caused by the wicked wolf. I bad with '-'
me a volume of 'Fairy Tales,' and I "soon"'
began to set a price on . m v ne.rformanewt . . .
'Rod Riding Hood is rather worn ; I , oply . r -
get a hundred coeoaxuts for her now, but :,
uinaerella' is still good lor tour pigs and .
a turtle, and Beauty and the Beast' brings
six or seven, according to quality. -But'-r-:
witn tne -Arabian jn lgiits' 1 shall be able '
to go on accumulating pork to the end of
my days." : '
ss i ej i i :
Sme. JSonauarte'n Wit. ;
It was while she was residing in Vienna
that she made the retort to the English. 1
embassador at the Austrian court, which
was repeated all over Europe. The story '
is that at a state dinner given by Prince " -
Mettcrnich it fell to the English Embassa-
dor to escort Madame Bonaparte. In the .
drawing room, previous to the dinner, "
they had conversed upon the character of -"
Napoleon, whom the Englishman hated
and Madame Bonaparte admired, and the , :'
embassador had suffered from her sar
casm. . At dinner he thought he would
get even with" his opponent. So when the
soup was over he asked . her if: she - had - -
read Mrs. Trollopc's book, on America.. -Madam
Bonaparte said she had. ..'.
'Well, Madame," he asked, "did you no
tice that Mrs. Trollops pronounces all
Americans vulgarians?" . . -t .,,
i es," replied Madame .Bonaparte, "and
I am not surprised at that. Were : the
Americans Uie descendants of the Indians
or Esquimaux I should be astonished, but "
bemg the direct descendants- of the Eng. -.- .
Iish, it is very natural that they should be
The embassador said nothing more on -
this subject" Baltimore Gazette. . ;
Henry Preble, an aged and well-known
farmer residing in the southern part of '
Ripley county, made a death bed confes- -sion
on Sunday of a murder he committed
thirty-eight yeaas ago. At that time he ' "
wss at the house or one Mahoney in New '
Marion, Ripley county, and a stranger
stopped over night there. The stranger
made known the fact of his haying with
uim a large auiuunt oi money, wnicn ne -was
going to invest in real estate. -During
the night he had occasion to go out doors,
and was followed by Preble and a' young
man named Mahoney, who murdered and
robbed him and secreted his body. The -man
being missing next morning search
was instituted, but in vain. The affair
was forgotten until years afterward, when
man's bones were tound under some , -
stones near Mahoney's residence. But
there was no clue and it was forgotten
until this confession of Preble's. Mahoney
is now residing in Kentucky, and should
this story be credited as the honest confes
sion of a sane man, steps will be taken to
secure and punish him.
A hen at the South Carolina railroad
yard, in this city, took a notion a few days . ,
s-nce to lay ner eggs in the tender-box on
ix) i) tiuorjara s switch engine, and, not
withstanding that veteran's views to the-
contrary, she persisted in getting her work
so far advanced that it was deemed pru
dent to let her "lay." After depositing, as
she thought, the usual complement of fresh
eggs in order to go into the spring chicken
business, she finally settled down to her .
work, and is now daily sitting on her nest. .
She never leaves the engine only occasion
ally when it stops in the yard, and then - .
only for a few moments to . fly off, pick .
around and stretch herself - The engine
is in constant use, and crossing and re-
crossing the city daily, pulling long trains ,
of cars. The engineer has fitted her. up.
with 8 nice, comfortable cotton nest, and
before long expects to have -a -whole lot of ' "
steam engine chickens. Augusta (Oa.)
Wanes In Cyprewn.
At 9 or 10 the girls are lovely' . having ,
eves like antelopes, and softly rounded
clieeks, hinting at Hebe by and by. But " '?
in alter years, when comeliness is needed
most, much of this beanty fades. Fine
eyes remain; but contour, color, bloom,
expression, all depart. - The Moslem 1 fe-
males seem to understand their late. IT
their sisters of the orthodox rite were .
knowing, they too would glide about the
courts and market places veiled. A Chris
tian woman bares her neck and face; a
Moslem shows no more than a pair- of -
sparkling eyes. No man looks twice at
uie retreaiuig iigure oi a ureea, uiuugn
she is habited in pink and amber. Every
one turns and gazes at the gliding myste- ,
ry or a girl m white whose lace is shroud
ed from his view. From Hepworth Dix
on's "British Cyprus."-'
, re rap.
A glass manufactory in Hanover. Ger
many, make glass which is a close imita
tion of marble, and tables and floor tiles
which are pronounced preferable to mar
ble on account of their extreme hardness. .
I don't believe in fashions ble church- .
es," said a lady recently; "but alter ail.
considering that we are all to go to the
same heaven, perhaps it's better to keep
up tne social distinction as long as we
"George has had : a great many pull-
backs in life." said the young wife to her
lady friend. And when the friend said, ..
"Yes, I saw him with one yesterday," the
young wife didn't know what she meant -
by it. , . .
The popular song of the day is that ex- .
ceedingly pretty novelty, "Somebody's
coming when the Dew-drops tall." the
editor of the Norristown Herald was so
pleased and elated on hearing.it that he at
once wiote a notice of it, but in his excite-
mentioned it as "somebody's coming when
the note falls due," Tne notes of this
charming new song will never go to
It seems like a dream now. but it was
terribly real then. At Olustee, jnst before -the
fight. "Please, sir," said Pat, an Irish
corporal, "I think me horse wants to roll."
"Very well," said the captain, "take off
his saddle and let him roll, but mind you
mount as soon as be is through." i es,
sir," said Pat, saluting and falling to the
rear. There was a brush with the "John
nies" a few minutes later, and there was
lively work for the next half-hour. When
A lull came, the captain saw Pat sitting
quietly on -a stump, holding his saddle.
Where s your horse r asked the captain.
Down in the field there, sir." answered -
Pat. rising to salute his commander.
Didn't I tell you to mount as soon as he
had done rolling?" "Sure you did, cap
tain, an' it's for that I'm waiting. He
hasn't begun yet" It was Pat's last sally
of wit - The poor fellow fell in the next
charge. - - - '
Rochester Sentinel: The' disgraceful
scandal that has occupied so much of the
attention of the people in Wayne township
has at last terminated in the complete vin
dication of Mrs. Samuel Rouch, the step
mother to the girl who bore an lllegi
mate child, and died a short tinra-nfter.
E. R. Herman, deputy prosecuting attor
ney, ' interested hunseit in tne case and
found that Mrs. Rouch is not chargeable
with any bad treatment of the girl, nor in
any way responsible for her sickness and
helUea. , i
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