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THE LOXG WEITE SEAM.
Asl cam- round th harbor buof,
Tas ILhts heran to leam,
?owave the lam! l.wked harbor 9tirr4k
T ae naa were wliite a cream ;
An 1 1 marked mv love by cand'elUht
BVWiag her Ion- white Kam.
ItV . re wid? ash .re, my dear.
w utrh sad nn-er at -ea:
It's reef and furl, and hurl the line
Set sail and think of tbee.
I climbed to reach her cottar e door
Oh, iwth my !ov .in f
MvlnliM0f '',;"hr hcr v brs forth.
Mv oul to meet it -pr jT,,
mt en ÄS K 1 'of Old
A, , loiii'io t-. it,.
D'it nvr a
fti my dream.
tm like thfs.
; white (emu.
Fa'.r fa!!- f
v ';:i-. -lie na; "ui iiu'.s.
V --..lira V.r.
.T" ti me in to t'.ee.
ä-,1 P droji dowa on that
rer Um pifhtfi. .. t ?a
- ci mv llear
that rnn eo clear.
.lor: ho love of me.
. for " w,!tl 'ro' IwH low.
4 toe .'Hmtic ! nickeriD-' ir e:-.m.
wedding irowu it waa fhe wrunsht,
Mwtajg tu luntr whiie am.
ATLAS TIC 1 AIL FI BST-CLA8S.
A naturally as a steal needle llius to a
magnet so have I fell always ready to
hurry to the aid of a lady in distress, I
do not say it vamuingly, nor put it for
ward as a virtue, for the act ha ge n era I J y
been involuntary ; and so it wmoii day
la-t year. when, having seen my -ru!!
quantity ot nmraasl luggage on board the
great screw liner lying at the wharf get
ting uj her steam. tmJn for her race across
the Atlantic, I waa loaaingalMant, watching
with oosaiHcrsble v.uiiibt'inent the rriv.il
of passengers, for the most part excited,
worried, and thti peer of porters and cab
mm, who sauen to be troubled with no
more perfections in Lhrerpool than in the
Betropolis. A lighted dgar was. hi I ajun
my lips, ',nd 1 was trying t enjoy it for
Judging from old experience of my sssstav
tiona n a rough sea, I did not anticipate
ine ja couafbrt for the next two or three
auafsat the least when a Yerjr trdiaarr
Sbolting man, evidently a commercial
traveler for easting hooac, aralked up
and asked nie for a light, starbjg at tue the
while in so ofleasiva a saarjwt that as I
handed rny cigar, I glanced down at his
.eft hand to see that it was no: meddluv
wbh my watch -ehaia.
" Loks like a eommesrhl, but m tv he I
pick pocket." I read asentaliy, of coarse
while he BSjfled at his cignr, putting
mine out in the process.
loing across. be sa-.d abi.mlv ...1
to use what would probably bare been his
in asina, taking stoc ef aae the while
" Going across the
V- nd. ndceUrtn r he
said aain, eoolh
sfed noddina his WmA
P ffgoming and
RÄT I mU, ma tone
meant to be. perfectly Behjsariaa in its
hauteur, s J1 tamed aside: for I had met
the appf A af a pajr nf rl.irlr evesa j.,(iv
v'af,?n distress, and, between porters and
ftigir apparently perfectly i)ewildered.
Are you going on hosad ?" i aaked.
1 CS. oh ve mir tlio nwnr
"ys, engt fly. " Are von connect
"Er no, not exact'y," I said, taken
mewhat aback; and I foil disposed to
say, iiDo I look as if I was?4 Allow
me. though these men 5"
' Ys, yea,"1 said the lady ; " they ask six
briiings for briagiag say luggage from the
'-f;ion. Is it corr-' ."'
"Absurd! No.- I
'is ample' And. espousin;: the lady's cause,
I dismissed the ravenous monsters who
a r ro-.vn
prey upr.n the onprotected. and then s-n'
her hiaxage on board the BetceUjfn, casting
mor, than once phases aside to see that
my WW acquaintance was tall, with h nd-
-nie. w 11 -marked features, very ladylike,
and dn ssed in the fir foshfon.
" eems odd,' I ih mght, " traveling quite
alone. Strong -minded woman, perhaps."
Hut this latter thought was sU aside the
next moment as I handed her alone: thjp
irvsnng look in her dark eyes; and the an
Wen she ATS to mv entreaties that she
would not. ht alarmed at the rushing Water,
the uneasy motion of the s?enier. and the
pushing e.eitel crowd, were gialeful in
the evtreme. I felt nattered, and no: at all
rry that mek a companion was to share
" If you would lead me to the cabin
w here I ensdd see the stewardess,1 she
said, and I hSMBM diately handed her to tho
saloon door, where she turned franalyto
hold out a well-gloved though rather large
hand. " I am indeed much obliged. I am
d iged to travel alone.- but my hnabaatd
will meet me on landing at New- York, and
he will, I know, be extremely grateful for
The next moment I was standing alo.n
eossfosnsdmg her husband, and appealing
to fate to know why another should have
first seen and secured about the only wo
man who seemed likely to form an agree
able sharer of my pilgrimage through life.
' Nice to be a young, smart-looking fel
low,"" said a voice; and, turning, th"re
stood the bagm m, puffing sway .it his cl
and -taring at me with all his might,
though, proha'-ly from BUHlES SS habit, he
I M ret'eiring from time to time to a pocket
book he held in his hands. MKow, you
know. I never make an hnpseasion Uke
that Otl a lady. I never find the sax a-k
: - my pn'tertion, and all thai sort of
thing. Very nice, though, I should think,
Be "'companied hi- ban words with the
slightest approach to a wink, and closing
Die book he poked rue wch it in ihe aide,
.when 1 felt in annoy, d thai I angrily turn
ed apcMi say heel and walked to the side,
watching the arrival of late passengers;
1 t;t to my great disgust he followed sas,
: ad, hcedleas of my floaaiag looks, oon j
' USWSd his scrutiny.
I tried very hard to get rid of him. but
fcnuhbing was thrown a war. Apparenü
eould not understand that his conduct
was obtrusive ; and af last, making a vir
1 m of aeeessitT, 1 snrfored him, find he lit
erally hooked himself on to me.
But all the -a;:! he seeUSSd to have a
shrawd hsnaneaa eye ; and while carefully
keeping close to rae he sefntinfasd all who
came on board till the time for starting had
arrived. The cables were cast looa
screw revolved slowly, then stopped, th n
revolved again, a.ti the vessel began
grandly to move forward, the passenger
angina their adieus a- they clustered by;
Ike aisle. Thau once more the bag : u
sar..-d me tuil ia the fuco, looked undeci
ded, talked through the throng on deck,
got in the sailor- way, rtaied in f ice after
face, as a dog would who -ought his rn;us
tcr, and then, in the Siuue i'iiOecided man
ner, returned to ma, and stopped by my
&ide, as if about to speak; but directly
after he eh eked Maasen and drew oat an
otlu r cigar.
"How very soon the motion of the ves
sel bsgkta to aflect yoa,n he s;ud, wiiit s
"Aafcets yess, yoa mean," I replied.
"Yes, exactly. ( urious, thougii, ain't it?
Seems as if Nature never meant us to
l'-ave hand of mir fathers the plaos of
our birth, as the song s;iys( eh J Ever been
across l'f're f
"Tea, If ton,"1 I said, sharply; and Iben I
walked away, for now. eJosety veiled, 1 had
seen the figure of my lady friend emerging
from the ahx.n door; and U)on mv going
up and aakin ' conandng her welt'so sk
ma'ie no demur arxut taking my urm and
walking up and down the deck.
I maul eandass iksj I thought very HHhj
of the sessjs awwsad, though I kept,asi the
strength of old recollections, pointing out
the various familiar objects n wem p
ing; for I h:d the idea in ray head th '
the remark inv mpmion had made wm
not the truth; hi short, 1 did ant believe
that there wotild b; any husband awaiting
h'-r ujK.n the Ojoay at New York, s id thai
after ail it was but a bold subterfuge by
which a singh- and unprotected wosaan
wisfosd to shroud herself In the respect
paid to the married af leer lex.
Th.it she was rebjR- t;il!e wa. undoubt-
el ; but there was a timid, shrinking way
about her, so different from iheqtt1et,caim
f-ncses.don of a married lady; and I
: It in d tbai no one wbose husband
awaiSi d heenT"n the quay at New York
r'i'y by hers!i p n to re
my arm upon so hhH
"la is that a t friend of fOUlf1 fud-
neajy hk a my companion.
' F;' ' friend of miner" I said, in a
puzzled stay. "Xo. I have no friends on
board at le-is only one, I hope,' I added,
ul 1 thank you," was the hesitating re
ply, in th-4 most gentle of tones, 'V m
I jx-ü'xi s,s vt are to rely ipoa the society
of so tew daring a sea voyage, friendships
do soon spring "p."
"Hut to whoa were yon
alluding ?'' 1
' Oh, li is nothing. I but I am very
we .k and fodish--l fancied that the man,
the gentlensan yon were speaking to, was
wnthJhsg us lather pa: tie"!r.riy. '
M Yes, yea, 1 dare say. 1 think, though,
it s iiis habit Be looked Jost as earnestly
St me v. short time g', and he has been
staring at i very one h turn. You don1
think he is looking after run-iway young
lady, d you:-' I added, laughing.
In an instant my arm was dropped, and
though the veil was down, my compan
ion's eyes seemed to (lush fire as she half
tamed roand toward me.
I never piofossed to Ik? very penetrating,
but I was keen enough to bee that I had
lonchfd tt;ou a chonl which kepi bent the
two ends of a how of mystery. I saw too
that, bat for careful management, the ad-
vanec I had made in the good graces of an
admirable woman would be destroyed in an
" iivj exense my unpertineal remark," I
(seJaimed, eagerly. "Tb.e words were
ateaaingless, and uttered without fore
M y companion, apparently reassnred, took
Bay arm vnca more, and uuered a little low
Meaningless, indeed; but for a moment
I thoogbt '
She did not finish her sentence ,- for at
that moment my commercial acquaintance
passed close by as, gave me familiar nol
and a smile, wasted a cloud of smoke into
tli: 1:t,,v s T' an ' wIked oaL
u8nc consnnunatc impertine
saht "You would hardly think
nee : i
think tii! I
had never seen that man before to day."
" AcquatatattccsiblPB do spring up rather
rapidly BOmetimes, was Ihe meaning
renly ; and I glanced down, but the Speak
ers head was slightly averted, and it seemed
to me tl at he spoke In husky tones.
For tu nest three days the number of
paaseagei who showed on deck was strict
ry limited, in consequence of the state of
the Weather, and really the ofMc s of
steward and siewardees could have been
no sinecure. F r ray r;,,b " cao only own
to being qualmish on the second day. and I
paced the deck hopefully in anticipation of
the advent of my lady friend But go on J
deck when I would I was certain to en
counter the coo', easy-assured nod of the
bagman, whose consumption of cigars
inust have been something enormous. He
was a- fr e and obtrusive as ever; but oae
evening, Jost " it was tuning dark, I had
the pleasure ot smoking my pipe in peace;
for I saw him in deep conversation with a
man I had hardly noticed before, from the
tact of his being one of the second class
To my great astonishment, though, after
I had g' :,o into the saloon, the bagman
eame strolling In, followed, a short time
after, by the man to whom he had l)een
speaking,- and this latter sealed himself on
the opposite side of the table in an ab
stract ed mannet, sat thinking for a while,
and then slowly walked passed me and out
of the saloon 'door, softly shaking his
The nct two days psased pleasantly
enough; for, though unwilling to com" on
deck, the lady passenger was nearly recos.
ered, and many a pleasant tettt-üt I eav
Joyed. I found i;er ino-t lady like, .nd
thoromjhir . il informed
; while, as
I may use
acquaintance warm t
term, into something thai was at least
frie .d-hip. I was delighted to find thai
mine had Indeed ka ea s true saraaiss ; for
she Confessed to having deteiminid to
trarel us Mrs. Barilla, there being no bus
band to ne.-.t her at New Y'ork, only a
Perhaps I did plume myself
shrewdness; at all events, that
winning from her so sffigular an avowal, I
was considerably elated. 1 listened thai
evening to the remarks of a passenger re
specting the tedium of the trip with a
sense of lofty contempt; for I began to
foe that I was very far gone, and the At
lantic s cased to me the brigbest of seas,
overborne by the bluest of skies. I a-,
in fact, in such a s'.at-! of ecstasy that I
went on deck to look up at the stars for
an hour before seeking my berth; for
Miss S.' ii! Saviile! what an old and
aristocratic mane! Miss Sarille had re
tired, or how glorious it would have been,
in that clear, diamond-illuminated night,
t have watched the sparkling of the spray,
Was 1 mistaken r Had she not parted
from me a quarter of an hour before to re
tire to re-t ! a .d now this Veiled figure that
glided by me in the darkness, was not this
laughed the next
fnll ment ;
for I knew that my mind vas
form, and that in the hasty alimpse
I had obtained 1 bad invested an ther with
the attributes of her I loved.
Yes : h. r I loved. I was ready to own
it now; and I leaned thoughtfully over the
bulwark, going over the utradents of the
past day or .s, and making tip my mind as
to my future proceedings; for I had not
lost Ml feeling of prudence. I wanted to
know something of the lady's antecedents
and c nnectiosM matters thai I concluded
eould e is l v be arrived at iu conversation
the next day.
I was standing quite in the shadow be
neath one of 'h quarter-boat , and I had
just turned with the latent io 1 of descend
ing, when some one passed me whom I
recognizi I to be the lecoarf-claas psasen-
gar; and th n for a few moments 1 heard ;t
low nun mured convers ion a a short
distance, when the man paused me again,
going f 01 war I.
Five minutes after I was at the saloon
door, when a hearty clap on the shoulder
m MSB me turn, to find that it was the bag
man, who laughed softly at say antrry fat e,
and then add 1 to his former obtrusJveness
by thrusting his hand Into my side, aa he
whi-p red to me,
"I ssy, my lad, I'm going to open your
eyes for you tomorrow, so look out.
Th re, don 1 he appisfa ; come and have a
cigar ap in the bowi -just one before you
" I am ranch obliged," I said; Mbut I am
going to my berth.
" Just as you like," was the nonchalant
replv, and m turned away.
Let me a ," said the captain, at break
fast next morning; " w he re's my friend
who iifs 'bird down on the left -Mr. Lis
ter St- ward, go and see if Mr. Lister is
unwell again do, not again, because he
seemed to be aa old sailor see if he's in
The steward returned with a reply in the
negative; when supposing him to lie on
di ck, the brcakf tt w;ud brooght to an end,
and Mr. I.is r. or as I ealled hint, the bug
man, was forgotten.
The day passed and evening had arrived,
when, as I was sitting in sweit intercourse
with Miss Saviile, Humor's busy tongue
begHn to announ e thai .Mr. Laster was
E imm diately recalled his promise to
open my eyes that day, anl ;d-o that lie
had invited me lo go forward with him
; lo smoke :. cigar; and, I know not why, a
strange feeling of interest made mc leave
my seat, apologize to Mis; siviiie, who
bowed stiillv ami went below, while 1
walked forward to agronr !.) fint! the sdi
)vt In full Uff ussyrw Iwoos Ike w ,
' lud seen bin; go forward wir!i a li'b 1 .
gaf bi4v, ecu his lirw, j;nd ;Mrch bi.iu .
cle tc the bowhpiit ; hut they oiiid not
recollect seeing him come back, though
one man had some faint idea of something
Mack coming close by him, but he was not
Moft excited groups formed, and I soon
found that search had been made through
ihe steamer, and that the captain was in
neat trouble respecting the missing man;
for all pointed to one fact that the poor
fellow had chosen a dangero is position,
and had, w ithout giving the alarm, Hipped
and fallen Into the see, td be borne under
in an instant by the huge cut-water of the
I shuddi red; for I thought that, had I
accepted his invitation, I might have seen
him fall, and, if powerless to stay biet,
still have given the alarm, perhaps in time
for a boat to have been launched.
M Can any gentleman afford any infor
mation" said, the captain, addressing the
group where I stood.
"I can only a Id," I said, "the corrobora
tive testimony tbot Mr. Lister Invited me
to go h rrrsrd with him, but I declined."
' fou did not go forward with him!"
s,aid the captain.
"No," I replied "and I have no, recol
lection of seeing him come back into the
saloon. But stop," I said, for I had sud
denly encountered a close, searching gase
directed at me,- "there Isag ntlemau here
who was talking to Mr. Lister late last
night" And i pointed to the second-class
pa -sen ge r.
"How do yoa know?11 he sai l, calmly,
regardless of the many eyes fixed upon
"Because I stood by one of the quarter
boats when you came aft to speak to him,
and I also saw you go hack.11
' Quite right." said the second -chmi pas
"Did you know Mr. Lister f" said the
"Yea, I knew him," said the other,
"There seems to be some mystery here,"
said the captain. "Was he a friend of
"Yes." was the almost abrupt reply .-and
then, after a moment's silence, the second-
ehtsi passenger walked quietly up to the
captain, took him by a button, led him
apart, and whispered a few words in his
I saw the captain give a slight -tart, stare
bard at the man, and then apparently a-k a
question, a ha n, whatever was the answer,
he seemed satisfied, and gave orders for a
farther search, which was. however, futile
I was not alone in directing curious
glances at the second-class passenger ; but
be was B quiet, dry-looking, close-shaven
roan, with an apparent power of shutting
himself up wit lain himself; and he paced
the deck to and fro, with his hands behind
him, in a furtiv , thoughtful way, till all
searching was at an end, and the conclu
sion arrived at that our luckless fellow
passenger had met h:s fate.
I noticed that the quiet man's eyes were
fixed on me as I went to tho saloon ; and.
on going to where Miss Saviile was seated
a strange feeling made me turn my head
for an in-tant. to see that he w:is watch
ing me from the door; but he disappeared
on the instant.
Full of the event, I was about to tell all
I knew to my companion ; but with a show
of real honor she held up her hands, beg
ging me to forbear.
"It Is too dreadful!" she exclaimed; "I
can not "near it. I know all I have heard
id!. Poor man! here in health last bight,
and now prav. prav say no more about
She was excessively pale and ssjHated
SO much s, lntteeU, last I eumnvned the
steward to bring wine, tor I was afraid the
poor girl would faint; and she drank a
glass with avidity, shuddering afterward.
while the cold peraplrataon stood in bends
upoa her forehead.
I proposed a walk on deck, but it was
declined ; and, to my great sorrow, the
shock had such an effect upon her that she
was confined to the cabin to the end ol our
rather protracted voyage.
But the morning was bright as we came
in sight of land ; and as we slowly steamed
in I round, to my great ioy, that Miss Sa
viile was once more visible, though I was
not prepared for the constraint with which
my advances were met.
I asked myself had I neglected any
thing,-had I fallen off in warmth. But
BO; lover could not have been more atteu
tentive or assiduous as to her welfare. I
felt wounded; but I was determined not
to ahow it, and, almost In opposition to
her wishes, I saw to her luggage, and,
brother er no brother waiting, determined
to see her to her home.
I was ready to upbraid her with co
quetry j but I refrained, feeling that it was
poeaiDie ane naa tanen my aiieniions as
oeing merely tntenaeo to last me voyage ;
and at last, cold and constrained, we stood
close toirether. lor in another ten minutes
we should be debarkine.
I 11 1 s 11 . 11 i' I mm II 1-1 null il lllllllliv
Happening toanse around, I suddenly j per day; If fifteen days, it is only one
bee ane aware ol the second class passenger third of a minute ikt day Now boa can
standing close to my elbow, and could move the regulator intelligently on such
not avoid a start one wbich made Miss j uncertainty? or how can you exoect me to
Saviile turn wonderingly to me, at the remember when I .et it! r when four
same time holding her veil closely to her life's glasses were mended ? for as soon as
lace, for the breeze was rather bribk. your watch was out of my hands some
"It was nothing.' I said.--but mv.LwM...!. .,.! ; JL .,. fifw
.Miss Saviile, allow mc to carry that bag; it
se.-ms ucavy. ana 1 poinveo 10 ine its
tle black traveling bag she carried in her
" No, no, ! thank you, no," she said : "in
deed, sir, I can dbpense with your offers
" As you please, madam," I said, sharp
ly ; for there was a harshness in lur voic e
that Jarred bitterly, wad I felt that it was
' Let me carry it, Frank Smith." raid 8
grating voice, thai had a saw-sharpening
sound in its cutting tone s. And in a mo
ment the bag was wrested from Miss Sa
rilte's hand and thrown heavily upon the
di . k. Then followed aaodden scuTme, and
I saw her bounce back against the bul
wark, and the same prating voice ex
claimed, " Stay y air hand, sir, or I'll lire!"
I here was a swaying aboig, a sharp
struggle, and I was sbOUt to IhlOW myself
upon the second class passengW a rutlian
who was committing an tratrasjeous assault
upon my fellow-passenger wken a strong
hand dragged BSC back,'Just as there arose
a sharp "click click,' and, disny with sur-
prise, 1 saw the wretch drag a revolver
from Miss Saviile B let;, n d hi. ad an she lay
lorn and. disheveled upon the deck.
"Had not breath to speak before, my
friend,11 said the second-cluss passenger,
panting, as he rose from one knee; " bat,
for your information, Mr. Prank Smith, I
hold a warrant, for your apprehension.
Bank robbery, gentlemen ; cool twenty
thousand; but I'm in hopes it is all here.1'
And he took up the bag that lay OB the
" Stand up, sir," he said the ra-xt minute,
as he assisted his prisoner to is-o, and 'ore
tf the veil. " Very derer, very well
done, indeed, this false hair,- and Ike chig
non is very becoming, sir. I most do yoa
the crtxMl of saying that you took me iu
while poor Matthews hadn't a suspicion,
but was rath or down on your friend.
"Take me out ol this," said B hoarse
rcsce And I would have turned and fled,
but 1 felt myself wedged in by the crowd j
for it seemed impossible thai Ike abashed
face, vt ined and knotted with disappoint
ment and rage, could have been that which
had deluded me through the voyage.
" All right, sir, as soon as we can get
an officer from the shore. Hut th re, you
need nbt mind for a few minutes ."
" Fake me below, 1 flic r," waa the husky,
Imploring petition next at sdj and the
ofacej waa about ylehilng, when a pansen-
ire you furo you arc right,
t . j m right nough, and
j hope there's nothing aasanaaranasaaa him,
PLYMOUTH. INDIANA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER
for there is the death of my poor mate to j diminished, clou. Is are formed, and the re
clear ttn yet. It seems strange that he J salt is rain. Air condenses as it cools, and
should disappear the very eight that oar I like a sponge filled with water and com-
friend here suspected that ÜC was found
ct't; and it seems stranger still that he
should have settled down so quietly alter,
and never show at all when the Officer who
suspected him was gone, fof he did not
know I wap on beard."
I glanced once more at the deathly pale
face as the detective l d his prisoner be
low; and then, giddy with the rash of
thought through my brain, I made my way
back to my eabiu to stay till the oth r
passeng rs were a?hore. when T hastened
to av. hotel, bnt not as I had hoped, un
seen, for 1 encountered the Officer jut re
turning from placing his prisoner iu se
curity. lie took me by the button, as he had
seized the captain, and held me for a few
" There, you need not be ashamed of it.
youmr man." he said, with a dry. smile;
' he's got about SS womanish a face as ever
I saw, and his disguise was as clever as it
was possible to be. I was hard poshed, but
I felt pretty sure, and at the la? got one
look that settled it. There's a resemblance
between you that, had he put on a good
beard, would have made hitn look a deal
like you, and it was that which made my
poor mate have his suspicions of some one
else; but, any how. fourteen years will
make him rather different, and lie won't
come the petticoats again."
M Fourteen year-!" I said.
" Yes. perhaps more ; for it's a lad case
We parted, ami 1 saw BO more of the
police-officer. From the report of the
trial, though, I learned that the police had
certain information that the culprit would
sail from Liverpool in the Ildcttlytt, thoagh
ins disguise naa oeeo awrty ciever enoago
to throw dust in tue keen eyes 01 every
one. I was only twenty then a fact which
1 plead as an excuse for my want of dis
cernment ; and no doubt I formed In the
culprit's eves a capital screen, And one
whieh would mak'- it
for his sex to be for an instant doubted.
The Sergeant wai right ; the prisoner wm
brought back to the scene of his depre
dations, and fourteen years' penal servitude
was his award. As to the work ofthat
dark night whether Sergeant. Matthews,
otherwise M. Lister, met with foul play,
and was sent to his death by a push In the
dark the mystery, if mystery there was,
lay a secret between Frank Smith, prison
er at the bar, and him who was forever
(' at ib. Bdgrmmx
R. Cowi.es writes as follows to the
Scientific America concerning popular
errors regardiog the watch :
Most people suppose the regulator is put
in the watch for the use of the watch
maker, when, the fact is, it is principally
.or the convenience of the owner. The
watchmaker does not absolutely need it.
some fine watches being entirely without
one. It is well known that every In- :
dividual watch has its own whims and
caprices ot action an individuality by
wh'nh it differs from another of pr clsely
the sarn construction; some persons have
gone so far as to assert that a watch par
takes of the character of the wearer, thai
there is a kind of sssimilation between the
two; there is no doubt, however, but that
the action of the watch is materially and
sensibly aiTected by the habits ol the
wearer, which fact brings us face to face
with the subiect. of reatulation. wV.sh 1
should be done entirely by the user of the
This is quite contrary to the general
opinion, which Is, thai it is especially the
bud. e. s of ihe watchmaker. A customer
rushes pai tii;g into he shop, exclaiming.
rivot, my watch is away behind
I missed the train by the confounded
thing being five minutes too slow ibis
morning, and ever since you have had it, it
goes too slow. Xow I want you to keep
it here tiil it is liht," an I he lays it down
on ihe counter with a whack sufficiently
h ird to do it injury, an I with an air which
plainly says he is much offended, cither
with the neiriigence or want of skill of
" Hold on : hold on : shouts the watch
maker, as the Indignant man is slamming
tiiL' door after him, " How loiiij is it since
I et it? "
" 1 can't tell ; It must have bu n tenor
fifteen days you ought to know don't
you remember it was the day you mended
my wife's gold spectacles."
" Now, my dear sir," says .Mr. Pivot, "do
be reasonable; don't yoa know that I can'i
exactly regulate your watch hanging here
1 .Neither can 1 retrulate
it in your pocket
unless I know how long it has been run
ning since last set, so as to know i'-; rate
of going. Vou say ten or fifteen days;
wbich is It! If ten days, it is half a minut
1K.T day; if fifteen days, it is only one
'bird of a minute fier day. Now boa can
J move tiir regulator intelligently on such
uncertainty! or how can you expect me to
remember when I set it, 01 when, your
wife's glasses were mended 1! for as soon as
your watch was out of my hands some
Tu iFs-TTu f 1"
days since I raoved your regulator I have
done the same to a hundred others; now
don't you s e what impossibilities you in
quire of me f"
" Yes,- I sec how it is, but never thoughl
j of it before."
" 1 knew it," continues Mr. Pivot," and
that's the reason I have given you BUCh a
plain talking to, and now take your watch,
pit ii in your pocket, and make a mem-
I Oiandnm of the date on Which it was set;
j then when you have ascertained its rate of
going, move the regulator yourself; the
! amount of movement it will require to af
fect it a certain quantity you will soon
I learn, and as that amount differs in every
watch, it becomes uecca a ry to know it in
order to regulate it with the greatest aid t :
this particular knowledge of every watch,
I no watchmaker can have. But should you
prefer he should move it, never ask him to
do it until you can tell bow much it gains
or loses in B given time, for it is only
j troubling him and yourself needlessly, and
; he will be just as likely to keep your
watch perpetually wrong as soever gel it
riuiit : that is why I say to you so bluntlv.
honestly, If your sight be Rood and
your nandsteady, regulate it yourself, but
ikj estH a lally care; ul to avoid attempting
io maKe your watch gree witn every
clock you chance to look at, or every
atch the owner says will not vary a
minute in a year.1
How Rain la Formtet.
To understand the philosophy of this
phenomenon, essential to the very exist
t nee of plants and animals, a few Cm ' .
derived from observation and a long train
Of experiments, must be rem mber!.
Were the atmosphere, nt all times, at a
uniform teni erat uro, we should never hate
rain, hail or snow. The water absorbed
by it in evaporation from the sea and the
earth's surlace would descend in an imner
ceptlble vapor, or cease to he absorbed by
the air when it was fully Saturated The
absorbing power of the atmosphere, and
consequently its capability lo retain hu
midity, is proportionally greater in cold
than in warm air. The air near the sur
(hoe of the earth is warmer than it is in
the regten of the clouds.
The hijiber we ascend from the earth the
colder we find the almosphetc. Hence
the perpetual snow on wary high moun
tains m the very hottest enmau Now,
wanaa, ihm: voawiauon, uw :r e; nigutv
i f , . j i , i
saturated with vapor-though it be l&visi-
bic it its tempe
ruture i- nuddeuly reduced
scendlng from at 'o.
I taoe, n
lugher to a lower lati
capaclty t retain moisture hi
pressed, pours on water wbich its umnn- ,
Uhed capacity cannot hold. How singu
lar, yet how simple is the arrangement for i
watei cp. the earth. Scientific American.
I FIGHT IN A BALLOON.
Mn. ITk.nuv Thames was one day
searching the Bibliographical all Ives of
the Astor Library, lu New York, for a
book which he hau long sought but never
yet had been able to obtain. He was so
preoccupied that h did not notice the ap
proach of a stranger behind him. and. feel
ing a touch upon his ana, he turned in
some considerable surprise.
He found himself face to face with a me-
dium-sized, thick-set person of thirty or
so, wnom, as well as he remembered, lie
had never seen before.
The man said
'Can you tell n.c whether there is a work
in this library by Armand Le Compte, en
titled 'Seren v. wages to the Moon?". It is
rather a t are anair, even in the way of cu
rl aj 'literature ; but I do not despair of
g tiing if."
"Oh. yea,"1 returned Mr, Thariea, "I have
seen the book myself. Look Into the cata
logue, under the head of "
The stranger interrupted him by placing
both hands noon hi- shoulder and staring,
with a quiet laugh, into his face.
"Don't yoa recognize me, Harry Tha-
"Not exactly; but I perceive that you
rec ignize me."
"That is a merry jest?'' returned the
man, laughing heartily "You don't re
member Joseph Steele!"
' What! idle, good soured, perfectly
1 worthless Jb Steele!
exclaim d rhavies ;
j "my quondom schoolfellow 5 the very best
j worst scamp in the world ! Of course, I
j recognize you now. dear old boy! Where,
j iti the name of heaven, have you been
, sinee those hannv davs when we. were
(logged together ? Let me think: Why.
I haven't set eyes upon you since that
it vou ran away, when we were caught
stealing cherries, have
"Indeed you have not. The truth i,
Henry. I have been everywh re all over
th world nearly, even to Australia and
China, toothai was getting low enough,
wai n't it ! But let OS go away from this.
lire near by. Quarten not particularly
gorgeous, but certainly comfortable."
Thai ies signified assent, and they started
off together. As they went along the
street, it ami rather evident that in old
Joes ease the rolling-stone, if it had not
eathered much moss, had onq uestionably
accumulated a plentiful quantity of dust
j Old doe's coat was aim st white ; his shoes
! and haL the color of ashes,
i Joe's quarters were comprised In a little
1 ro an up tive pairs of tairs in a aeighbor
I intr lod ging house. The reaching of this
apartment was liks; ascending a monu
ment. " Here, you perceive," said Joe, looking
ehe- rfully around, when he and his friend
had made '', ir ascent, "are my chambers!
I feel quite as if I were a lord of a castle.
This is mv iihrary a single volume, and
that volume an almanac; this is my bu
reau a ha! b x ; and this my bed a coffee-bag
In the comer! Not altogether an
elaborate display of furniture; but my
tastes were almost, von remember
and unassuming! Now lake a scat if vou
Jh. Thavies examined about him, some
a .. ol irxassed.
" Ah f said old Joe, quickly, " you don't .
see a chair, do you? Very well! I didn't
say take a chair, I said take a seat. Hey,
presto, change! The bureau, at my com
mand, transforms itself into a divan!'
The visitor seated himself upon ihe hat
box. " Now, Joe," he said, " tell meyoui
Story; but don't m;tkc it long."
" At once ! Well, as 1 said to yoa in
the library, I have been everywhere since
Iba night of the cherries. Now I am j
going to the moon !"
" To the moon f
" 'Precisely !" returned Joe,
newspaper l'jom his pocket
tab ing a
' Read for
Mr. Thavies read an advertisement, In
dicated u .der Joe's browa linger, setting
forth that ui that very afternoon balloon
ascension would be made, from G een's ,
(bini. us by Professor Ltportlk) at pre-1
ciseh two o'clock.''
" Are you the aeronaut ?"
M Harry, you will easily recall to your j
mini that Irom boyhood's happy hour l!
have had a fancy for leimr high up in the-
world. My ambition was of the most ex
alted character. This taste developed with
my years. It was apparent in my regular j
choice of tall-heeled shoes, it is apparent j
even now in my selection of the attic of'
" mansio.. rather than any other nor
,; . I 1,
I Uo 01 "" b6
"How many ascensions have you made !
" Fhis will be my first on my own re-
sponaibility. I have, however, been up
Bl8ra at divers times under the direction 01
others Now meet my frankness in kind ;
tU ine how old frienefs have been getting
nu, and all about j'our own aöairs too, it
'Well," returned Thavies, slowly, as if
about to touch upon a doubtful subject;
i "you know, I suppose, that I am married .'
Joe (Steele became suddenly grave. "To
' whom!" he asked, looking steadily nt the
' man before him.
' To Mary Graham, of course."
The shabby aeronaut paled visibly and
fell again.-.! the wall.
"At last, a; last !" b murmured broken
J ...I . 1. . 1 1 " A
Thavies went toward him quickly. "My
dear Joe. I did not exoect this. Vou must
rive awav to foolishness, you know. I
ght you bad got over your little whim
111 lliLriit V
for Mary s love long since
" i he dream is over 1M returned the other
recovering himself with aa effort. " All
is past, Thavies "
" What do you mean?"
I " What do I nu an ?' he cried, his voice
rising almost into a shrill scream. " I
mean that she promised me when 1 left
school that eight to tie true to me until we
I should meet again nay, if we did not meet
until aft sr death. 0, 1 loved her BO, man!
I loved bor better than my soul! And,
Thavies, y u remember how jealous I was
t von! 1 lea ret I she nu
absence. So l brought
and o mpelled h r lo
there -that s'ie would uev
Through nil my long, wei
III: nr. Ii l I'l ltll 'i lit I II til'
IIM. i.v ' II . "Ulli t L ... iinii, i ..
she h es been false;
He burst into wild tears and hid his
bronze face in his arms a: sinst ihe wall
oi the room.
Thavie.-: w.is nuudi moved. " My dear
Joe, ' he said kindly, "ihjnk m,w "WiO
it was to rest the happinesa ol your lite
upon such s school boy vision. Uy wife
ha- told me that she loved you very truly,
and at one time believed she would w it
In patience Until you can e back to claim
her hand or release bar from iherow she
made. But sfter a few years, as she bad
never heard from you since the night of
your d parttl e. she com bided you bad for
gotten your absurd sttgsgyanent, and so
she ma i'i led me."
The aeronaut brushed away his tears
and look- I up
'Thavies, you are right," he sail, w ith a
short hysterical laugh. "The shadow be
. - .
v., . i mu a man oi
. 'I "IVC
w i-e- s
i . '
idle tears. I know not
disappointment to think one day perhaps near alem in HKS, ami useo oy rnai lam
I should (0 back lo her and lini her still 1 My rbr many years. More than a hundred
keeni e her troth! Bnt now you tell me years ago it asspurchssed by a member ol
n nut 'i raaan i and so be plain, old hoy,
I d..n ! care, Away with melancholy,
linn! Lei us iv J ; ' i we may.
Aak ma i i asj with you, Harry, l aaail
ask you, you know. Where shall the ban-
-;et' be set forth v"
Hil manner had totally change;! The
old reckless gaiety had come buk again,
more startling and ghastly than ever.
"Any where you choose. But how eon
we din- together since you are to make
your ascension at two o'clock, und it is
now a quarter past one?"
"It is'" exclaimed Steele, in surprise.
"Then I must be off instantly." He moved
toward the door, but suddenly turned nn 1
came back. "I've o thought, Thavios!
Go up In the balloon with me, woa"! you!
It is a rare otter. 1 snow ine rope as cn
as I do mv own name, and there 11 be no
danger. Tin; fact is, I want to talk with
Thanes was taken a little aback.
"I should like to try such an adventure,"
he said. ' What time will we come' down,
M Any time, anywhere! Some time and
somewhere ; all right, be assured. Come!"
After a little further hesitation Thaviee
agreed. They set off for Green's Gardens
at once, stopping by :he way only to pur
chase some bottles of rum and a box of
sandwiches, and on their arriving at their
destination found the balloon already la
dated and the crowd gathered to see it off
"Just in the nick of time," said Steele.
"Jump in. old boy!" Thnvies stepped
itbo the swaying basket, feeling very cu
rious and doubltul, and the aeronaut fol
lowed. A band off music commenced to
play, and the multitude cheered lustily.
"Cut off!" shouted Steele. " We've got
everything, I believe. Yes; all right.
Xow, don't be nervous, Harry.; take hold
of ihe valve rope; that1! do. Give way.11
And swaying slowly from side to side,
an they went. Thavies clung to the edge
of the basket, at first in great alarm, but
"Pooh! vou can't pitch me out,11 he
said. " Look at me ! 1 sit very calmly OB
this ilying-trapese arrangement, and drink
He opened one of the nun bottles and
too); a huge swallow.
" Xow to business. Is the ballast all cor
rect! Q'tite, eh! Everything In Its
place. I believe? Yes! Then let us make
But this advice was quite thrown away
"I don't feel very comfortable,! must
confess, Joe," he returned, clinging to the
side of the basket with both hands
wish I hadn't come.
They were rising at a great rate now.
No speed in the world could have been ;
' Pshaw ! that sort of reeling win
wear off. I experienced it at first."
14 But it don't wear ofl' in the least.
Hicher. hi eher, und Lieber thev
Suddenly. Steele, who had been devour
ing the sandwiches and disposing of more
rum, cried out :
" Look over the edg, Barrr?
Thavies, by a great ettort of will,
steadied himself with his feet and p eped
down. The sight was strange beyond de-
scripuon. All New iork in one east picture-,
far below !
" It's rrnnd," he murmured.
"O.and, is it :-" repeated Steele, glandng
down from the side of the car. 4,Soit is!"
He got ap ind stood with folded a "ins.
"Now, ciear boy, let me tell you some
thing; yon will never see New York
He burst into a wild peal ofhwighter.
"I didn't eeeen atul ns when I askeo yon
to take a voyage with me, did I! But 1
was. My heart stood still while you were
making up your rninu.
Thavies stared nt htm perfectly unable
locompehend He had fallen Into the
extremity ot dread and terror. His bio id
seemed to freeze in his reins.
Yea, oW boy, your lime has come. You
ii t . ti i l . . . . . :
will never go back to Mary Graham again,
WTe are alone here. I shai
pitch you out
then sink down comfortably myself,
sav you stumbled over a kik and
Who will know the difference !"
Then the whole truth flashed upon
Henry Thavies Ids companion wus a
"Get ud. friend of mv soul?" continued
S'eclc, with horrible laughter, rolling up
i i . . 1 1 . . i - . .
his sleeves ; "wo are called anon the stage ;
snd then addressing an imaginary audi
ence, "Ladies and gents, you will now
witness the rare fete of strength, produced
only on this, occasion, entitled 'A Fight for
Thavies still held on the basket, par- '
" There is no time to lose, IT irry. The
higher we rise the further we falL If you
drop heels upward you will be lib ly tu j
have a headache tftemid Come o;i I "
His voice was growing husky, and he
staggered a little. "Clearly the rum he had
swallowed was taking its effect.
'"Well, then," aid Thavies, faintly,1
"you must allow nu' a drink to nerve my
self, you know. I am not i. condition for :
a roo 1 wrestle
Steele instantly poured out a tumblerfull
of the Bpirits, and handed itover. fhaviea
v ii w iiu i ...;ci in s-. ii- iiin.li fi
,. .'. i lit l'...t.t.l CI
while to recover his balance by means of
the draught, and then stood
Heavens have mercv noon me.
: ine man aeronaut maue one spring, ma
! hand open and eyes wildly staring; but
j Thavies caught iiis shock fairly. Then
I the dreadful struggle common.-. ... They
: held each other with grips of iron, lier
' yielding an inch, and both, pushing with all
their might toward the ediic of the car.
i The basket swayed from side to side, i I
the bottles craunched under their feet.
Bui Thavies felt himself giving away;
' his enemy's strength was beyond all oppo
sition. Vet still thev fouaht. the weaker
mi , . 1 - . 1
going backward until both stood on the
; very brink.
)iir iiour has -mne, ttarry: snonsea
Steele. "Good bye, old friend, I'll take
your love to Mary !
The wife's name decided the contest.
With one superhuman effort, Thavies
darted down between the other's, lei:
tripped him, and, in another instant, the
madman, with desparing cry, fell headfore
most into space !
Ii was sometime before Thayies
managed to lower himself; but no anxiety
on this score equaled that which hail gone
f ., .,
and has remained in
their posseseioa until a few days sinee. It
is iu rood condition after "b- years' wear,
and is oupable oi withstanding fire for
! many ye ars to come.
Tm. BeVhst, Mo., nräal says on" of
I the German clothing dealers in that city
recently sold a man a pairo! bouts. A le w
d:is afterward the man returned with
them, and said that be went out in the
(ai ti aid to Work, Where 't was a little wet,
and tin' soles came off. "Tear me, mine
! Mead, you dtdn1 ought to valk round to
il tu Hey is!i avalry boots made to ride
Tnn President's late Message oontaina
nine thosuauad three hundred wad twenty
: : even words, as reported by a telegraph
i opssator who made the count.
! A ConancTicuT Judge baa decided that
clairvoyance or ssoand ngbt is not fortune
......... sa e- -
A ( n vvf. Mistakf.. Accidentally bury
ing a raaa nili a g
! Iwfoie. gone through it, and you can see t!u end. . wat chine of hts
Kbtl be lalse n m , .Now, l adrise you togosrnlgivc bun the , wst i they p Ited an ol I WUtte-
a Bible with me Mit. JOHn J. rosii.it, nmmm, s. six 'mts hack and ask him foryourpenny, ! jnt iwi; -iii kCowIiiIIr Tlic eld
swear-then and , n, has in bis i-:ess,on a cast Iron fire .d instand square a Ith the wortd, an " Ä ! ,K. uuJXJc.
erbe your wife. tM;k, three ec in icngin pj wo wmm, : sJ boy again.' a i t t , in;.-t .me
uy pilgriinago It i"?" J lie had hung his bead down, but miseuit i ; ' "V . ' , bc 'w.er. .a- be
THEY DIDN'T THINK.
vi rarooraa caiit.
Ow S a tr:.p Was baited
With n pteos of checee;
ir tickler M ! !tu!e mouse
it sIbhwi :..:i mi btasassss;
An old rat astd, " Tiiere's danger.
Be earatol wuep' yen fro!"
" Noueeneef arid the other.
1 don't think joii know '."
Bo li" walked in boldly
Nobody in irht;
I'lr-: lie took a nibble,
Then i.e took a l ite;
Cl"-o 'tie trai toeetbef
Saaape l as aatcB as irfak,
Catclu; .' mom-ey f st tlier.
Csase as dkla't thick.
Once a Hole uirkey,
Pond "f her asm way.
W nildn t :is!i ÜM old üte
Where to eo or it ay ;
Kbe I. ' Pal BOS a buby,
Ucre I am ha!f-rrown ;
Snre'y 1 am big enougii
To run about alone .
O.l sho went, iut aoaaehadr
Biding sau her peas:
R.".n like sn ber tWtthera
Covered all ihe irrass.
So sue aaaoe a kappet
For a i ly reaag tidalcl
'Oanae she ras - liendstron
That the rooldnt tLlnk.
Oiice t:i-re was a roMn
Live ! oatotde the door.
Who wanted lo t'r hit Ida
And lie: upon ihe floor.
" Oh. no. " uid t'ae mother,
roe araet stay with me;
Lit'le birds are safest
si? i;iLr in B tree."
M I don't caie," nid robin.
And rave his tail a flmjr,
"1 ti.m": thiak Tue old folk?
Kfiow aalte evcryrhing."
Down he Sew, sad Kitty pelted LUn,
Before he'd time to blink.
" o'u." 'ie etied, " I'm sorry,
Bat I di tu't think."
Now. my little children.
Voll who M-;ut OiU sollg,
r) :i t yoa sea erhet trouble
I 'ome- of thinking v. ronp?
And can't you take a warning
Prom Ihett dreadfal fate.
Who began their thinking
When it was too late?
Don'l thfaak there' always safety
Where no danger aaewa,
Dnal eappone you know mom
T'.inn anybody know;
Bat whvu you're wanted of rntn.
Passe npoa tue lrink.
At. d don"! o under headlong.
'Cause vou didn't taluk.
Two Sides af Story.
u TVnat's the matter?" said Growler to
the blark cat, a- she sat mumping on the
steps of the kitchen door.
"Matter enough,' said the cat, tur sing
her hea 1 another way. " Our cook is ery
f i d of talking of hanging me. Iheartity
wich someone would hang her "'
M Why. what is the matter?" repeated
" Haa'nt she beaten me, and called me a
tlii f, and threatened to be the death of
"Dear, dear!1 said Growler. "Pray
what has brought it all about?"
" O ! the merest trine, absolutely noth
inr: i- is her tcmner. All the servants
complain of it. 1 wonder they haven't
ii i iged her long ago.
Well, vou si c," said Grow "r, " cooks
are awkward things to bang; you a-id I
might be managed much moie easily."
"Not a drop of milk have I had this
d.iv." said the black c it j "an.l inch a pi'.in
iu my side "
paid Growler, "what is
the intim diate cause
Haven't I told vou
.-.aid the black cat,
pettishly; u it's her temper -what I have
to aud r from i ! Everything' she breaks
she lavs to inc. Buch inni-tice, it is un-
( Irowler was quite indigaant; but befasg
of ,i n ft ctive turn, aft r the first jr.ist of
had passed, be asked: "But was
j x- n, ,u nnrticnlar cause this raomina !
j ge r1()sc t.i
be angry because I a
isk .'" gently inouircvi
i Qffi ,kU.(1
' Haw, BUM 1
"O, not hine; worth telling a mere mis
take of mine.
Growler lo ked at her with such aqnes
tioning expression, that she was conijx'lleu
10 sav : L tOOK I lie wrong iniug ioi ia;.
0! lid Growler, much enlightened.
"Why, the foci w s." said the black cat.
"I nraa anrincrlna at a mouse, and I 'knock
ed down a di -h : and not knowing exactly
what it waa, I smelt it, and just taste! it,
and it was rather uicc and
"Vou finis! d it BUggested Growler.
"Well, I should,, I believe, if that cook
hadn'i come in. Ah it wsa I left the
"The head of what?" suid Growler.
you :ire!" Etid the
"Nay, bot I Bhould like to know.'
"Well. then, of some erand li-h
was meant for dinner."
Then,1 said Growler, "say what you
rusaa! but now I'm beard botii sides of
j jlt. siory, I wonde
; Uttle reaaV r, a
r she didnt hang
ire VOU like the
" .'tier me a cent and you can pitch one
of these rings, and if b catches over a nr.il
I'll give you si cents."
That seemed lair encaujb, so the "boy
banded him a cent and took h ring, lie
stepped back to a -take, tossed his ring,
and it eaught one of the nails.
" Will you take six rings to pitch again,
or six cent -! "
" Six cents,1 waa the answer. nnl two
three cent pieces were put into his hand.
H- st, nned off well satisfied with what he
had doiv. snd probably not having an Idea
gfend Dg near bad w; tched him, and now.
before he had time to look about and o-
lliiil h wis O 'MIP- wroni'
; j,,i ,js companions, laid his aaawJ on his
j " My had, this is your ftr- lesson hi
I 14 Gambling, sir' "
I " You staked your penny and wou six,
1 did you not ?"
"Yes, I dkL1
" Vou did not earn Usees, and they were
not given von; you have won them iust as
Sambiers win money. You have taken i
I tho first steo in the oath: that man has
ciun klv. and his bnght, opci
said, " I'll do it," w ill not soon be forgotten.
He ran bu k, and so.'it emerged from the
ling, looking happier thu ever, lie
touched his cap and lxiwed pleasantly a-
he ran away to join his cninradea. That
1 as an honesl boy.
aw m - -
Peter and His Fiddle.
I oxen knew a little boy who thought '
lie could play Ml a fiddle. Ha had seen
Iiis uncle play ; and it seaBBBd SSWj
Bo this boy, who;e name we w ill call
Peter, saved up his money, and (sought a
fiddle; and 1 doubt if anybody couhi have :
got much music out of it ; btttFUter had no
doubt thai he could play a tunc ort hand.
H- did not like to make the attempt I c
i fore the folks; so he fbsnad sjatot eons r
by the garden fence, w hen' he thought he
i OOCÜd try bis fiddle in priva'e. Th re he
scab d himself; and Sport, the house dog, '
took a seat bv his sid
Peter put the fiddle against bis thou Id r
in ft yew selcntific war, und drew the Imiw
SSSWiy acrcsa tho btriiigs. The s und thr.t
came forth was verv much liks a pre-
longed squeak; but" Peter was pleased
" Ah r said he, " this is a very-line toned
instrument. Now for s tune ! 1" will be
in with ' Home, 6wect home.' "
So Peter began to play. He handled his
Gddlestick in most eicellent time, but
somehow he could not make the nine
come out ripht. Still he kept on tr ing.
An old btack spider let herself down
from her web, and looked at him in runazc
asent As to poor Sjvirt, he Iwre thcDoiw
like a hero; but it was too much for hi:n
at last: he opened his jaws -lowly, and
gave a lonir. mounitul how l.
Kow. while this was goin on. Peter's
father lad another gentleman were fitting
in the librarv. not far away : and, as the
windows were ojxm, of course they heard
all the music
It's that rascallv doc. Sport, said
Peter's father, 1 worrying the p'gs again.
I will have him chain d up."
"It's no pigs," said th other gentle
man ; " It sounds to me more like some
body sharpening a saw."
Jus then Sport howl came in by way
of chorus. At mat both gentlemen ran to
the window and looked out ; and there
they saw Peter with his fiddle. The Xur
?'?. ae m
Keeninc to One Thing.
Wk earnestly entreat i very voting man
after he has chosca his vocation, la Rlick
' it. Don't leave it boaus: hard blows
are to be struck, or di- igreeablc work ier-
roinsed. Those who have worked their
wav up to wealth and usofuln' ss. do not
belong to the shift less and tin-table class,
bnt may Ik? reckoned anion? famh as took
off their coats, roiled up tln-ir sie es, con
querod their preju Hoes agaimsl 1-ibor. and
mentally bore the heat and hurden of tho
day. "Whether uxn the old far: a. where
our fathers toiled diligently, striving to
bring the soil to productiveness: in the
machine shop or factory, or the thousand
other business places that btvite hones,
toil a.id skill, let the mott ..verb-; : Per.H
Vt ranee and industry. S'iek to one tiling,
beys, and you will h.ra succv.vj.
SIS ELI 1XE0CS ITEMS.
A HisTuarofja Jousurkr. Going dowa
in thi world.
I Soctt aewspapers on the Pacific csst
j have failed daring 1 TO.
The Mutual Life of Chicago pay its
profits to policy-holders ontg.
Pirraaunon, it is said, has mor news-
papers tkan any other city in the ynited
:;tates. New York alosM excepted.
As Irish painter declares, in an adver
ts ment. that asnong other posttasht, he
has a rcorcntation of " Death as large a
A Posd ic Lac. Wi-.. husband ccle
j brated his woodea wedding the other day
by sawimr aud splitting eurdwood for
Tiik idiots throtvjhout the rounlry send
j one kundred tlKaasand dollars s mouth to
' the swindling fum in New York city
TnE per eetttage of increase rf policies
in the Washinzton Life for the last three
years have been greater than in sny other
company inHhe world.
Titerk are at Man! -tee, Mh., eight
brvycrs and a Judge, and not a man of
than ever u es liquor in sny form, or
chew? tobacco, rndonly one of thcra aasji
A Y.:"vF.f. inventor claim to hav de
' vised a car in wbich an invalid can rile up
i or down a stairwav or elevator war, with
no mre exertion thj
ian to lift
e one potmc
M Bot, why did yon take an prmful of
my shingles on Sunday T " 7.v, sir.
mother wanted sosne kirdltnjr vrrwaa, and
I didn't wanj to split SFOOd m Bnyjdaf."1
Pi.vt:;o at Pocroaa " IIa, dkaw. Ada
won't take her physic. I have mixed her
a dose of rinegnr and Fard. nd she eave I
must take some test, Doctn rever do
do they, na':'
As old lady, not remarkable for the
cle --ir- of her ideas, dcscniiing a fine
summer cvrnine. -aid i "It was a beauti
ful brilit night ; :he moon made every
thing as lizht as a feather!"
The Motker'e Friend says; 'Never re
nrove a child harshly for chewinc, or
rmoku. r, or swe irmc. .. neei n piwai
him harshly. The only wry to cure him
- is to thrash him within an inch nf hi? life.
Oma ..r tt Ti-itcblnsons lately called f.t
the Danver QA -.) Pntterj r -r a wagon
neat thai had beea forgottea by hhn iMity
pears aeo. It vras found tola? still in
tolerable state of pteservatioa.
A mas waa boasatng hi Lord Pnlaaer
', aaon; '' I apcad half my Ineoasa in charitv.
I assure yoU I do," indoed' I f.ie
' thousands of pounds away. Generosity
j covers event hi nr " " Ineb.din:; modesty,
; sometimes," added His Lordship.
Is the Antarctic sens there a:o sf a weds
which have stems alout twenty feet b'jrh.
i and with a ubuufter so great that they
have been collected by mariners in tlreaa
r I lona for fuel, ander the belief tha' they
! w- re drift-wood. They arc aj thick as a
As old agricnltsnnl asbrarer in Bac
land tried a muscular riethod of evangel
bung his tamily. Beteg retnoraUrati d itb
by the past) r,v. r not "bringing up" his
boys as he sboull. be replied -" I douno
"ow 'tis, sir: I older V.a down to pnv
nicht and mornin', and srheathey won't
n down i unoci s e
l.s 'cm down and yet iney
ain't geo1. F
Tana iaaaraaf aV Vemn reooita the fd
losrfng laatanrr of um frtm In tin mi-lst
of danger at the battle of Orleans. A
yeaaak Mobile 'had aaked b is ofiiecr for a
drink, and the 1 titer whs jbraat to pour !t
into the cup which the private held in his
hand, when a hostile bullet earned the
cup out of hi- hand. The young BOMHI
turned to Ihe offici r with a smile, and said
u FortuanUeiy M was still empty." Then
he took the cajrteen and drank t.-m :t as
radmly as if nothing had happened.
ean I w veers since one .f the clerks
. . , , av
, in a pnantnent nsnsing noww i A
having had an intimation that it was in
tended to dispense a i h ! is setvbjea, boldly
entered the office of the President, and
! said - " Mr. President, 1 have made up n;y
mind thai the interests of thi- bark re
i quire that either you ornryself should hysj
' its service. A- fen are the leading wnr r
I of the bank, and have a large fumily t.
j support, 1 have concluded to leave von in
' your po-ition and retire nr. -elf " The
ynsasg man " retlfi
Thekf. n'centlv dieil at Dudley, Mas.,
I horse, which, when in good condition,
w. Igbed ". -"" poanda, whieb is naornssaaa.
! when it isremembcrtu that lc- than In f
that is the wcizht of an nlinary hvrse ne
was imported from Se otla- d B few vears
ago. sinee which time be has tarn exhibit
eil through the New fiibsad States, until
1 a t s ason. when he was purchased find
kept si Bast Brinsnald, by Mr Lewis M.
Bowlett Mr. K. Baker, of Worcester,
bf UL-bt him a few n.o-ths ago He wis
dapple-gray stallion, very intelligent, and
known as Clydesdale Tana.
a hen he aught the boy
I'll w hin vim within an
Acrordingly, he began to tkrash him,
when the boy Isarnediately pommmmabi
1. v.diing. and erntinu d -intd the Old eeav
tleinan desisttd with the exclsmstioa :
"What are vou 1 Igblag at"" "Will."
ask the boy, M I'm laughing brc.uM: yon
aa- aw fully sold ; sawl ffhi boy! "
A rot'NTHTV an In Eneland b:: BS n d IB
be travelin a In i railway trsan, accompanied
by Ida wife, w hen a eolhaaon happened
His wife received a severe contusion be
twe the syaa, lot w hich the jury award, d
r.-Ji A mi!, er, lime att r the sMair
had blown over, the following was elicited
j from the phdntifT. in a moment of onward
i d coin ivinllty " Well vou see't collision
hsnaanaad, t' onM wsnaaaj aud I wi r sli
I reel : but hen I eot o' t' carritict- I taw a
lot fellows in a b crib - ' cc. One j i
'out 'Eh, hul, I've gott.n ihn head o:,n.
11 laVll peownd f r ibi-.' 'Twenty
i neownds.' criel another. 1 Isa gottin n v
a aaaa B AO ! '
honker out. an.l lb have i er n
When I h ard this," continued Urn cl va-
bv.s;rcrs iqkji,' " I lumped :t? t o (. v r,
man straight out, and oi.v be . n-ld
, in 'w.An Y t f ' ' v 1 - W
; ieowud for
. V tl- -i ill I 'li-aVl !