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DW erow ; this world It IrwA nough
Thf door of art an open wide
Tb rem of thought U tre ;
Or all aartb't plaow joa ara Tight ,
To chooae tba beat yaaaa. . , .
Pro Tided that you do not try
To crowd aoma MbiBi '
What matter thoogtyo tearoa en COQBt
Your niioa of rokdea ore 1
While be can hardly atrire to keep
Gaunt famine from hia doorf
Of wiliine handa and bone at heart
Alone should man be proud ;
Then cire hia all the room bo needa, '
And never try to crowd. :
Don't erowdi proud Kin ; your dainty Uk
Will lbttftn none the lea
BecaoM it come in contact with
A beimr'a tattered dree :
Thieiuvely world was never mada
For yoa audi aionej
A pauper baa a rtffct to tread
The pathway to a throne.
Don1! crowd the rood Iron lout yonr heart
By .'ottering alTthat'a bad ; , i ,
Bui el ve to every Tirtoe rooaa
Tiie beat that may be had;
Be each day a record each a one, i :
That you may weU be proud;
Give each hionght-ciye aach hia room
And never try to crowd.
' To Toon; Men. " ,
It is easier to be a pood business man
than a poor one, Half the energy dis
played in keeping ahead that is required
to catch up when behind will save credit,
give more time to business, and add to the
profit and repotation of yonr work. Honor
yonr engagement If you promise to meet
a man, or a certain thing, at a certain mo
ment, be ready at the appointed . time. If
you go out on business, attend promptly
to the matter oa hand, and then as prompt
ly go about your own business. Do not
s ton to tell titories in business hour.
If yon hare a place of business, be found J
mere wnen wanted, no man can get nenj
by sitting around stores and saloons. T ever
"fool" on business matters. ' If you have
to labor for a living, remember that one
hour in the morning is better than two at
night If you employ others, be on hand
to see that they attend to their duties, and
to direct with regularity, promptness
and liberality. Do not meddle with any
business you know nothing of Never
buy a thing simply because the man that
aells-twiH take it rmt In trader Tradels
money. Tia it .money, i Ai good busi
ness habit and reputation is always money.
Make your place of business pleasant and
attractive ; then stay there to wait on cus
tomers. ' ' : . 1 i . 1 "
Never ,nso quick words, or allow your
self to make liasty. 'or ubgentlemanfy re
marks to those in your employ, for to do
so lessens their respect ft you and your
influence over them. Ilclp yourself, and
others will help you. Be faithful overtha
interest confided to your keeping, and all
in good time your responsibilities will be
increased. Do not be in too great haste
to get rich.' Do not build until you have
arranged and hud a good foundation. Do
not as you hope to work for success
spend 'time ia idleness. If your time
is 'yonr own, business will suffer if
you da If jt is given to another for
pay it belongs to bim, and you have no
more right to steal it than to steal moner.
Be obliging. Strive to avoid harsh words
and personalities. Do not kick . every
stone in. the 'path; more miles can be
made a day by going steadily on than by
stopping to kick. Pay as you go. A man
of honor respects his word as he does bis
bond. Ask, but never beg. Help others, J
when you can, but never give when ydir
cannot afford to, simply because it is fash
ionable Learn to say no. No necessity
of snapping it out dog-fashion, but say it
firmly and respectfully. Have but few
confidants, and the fewer the better. Use
your own brains rather than those of
others. Learn to think and act for your
self. Be vigilant Keep ahead, rather
than behind the time. Young men, cut this
out ; and if there is a folly in the argu
ment, let us know.. Exchange. . .
Conclusion of a Domestic Romance.
Ih our daily of the 15th ult we gave the
history of a romance of real life whose
main fact! it may be well to recount Sam
uel, father of Rev. T. B. Eastman, of this
city, left Concord in 3819 to better himself
in Massirhusetts. lie left a wife and
three children behind, and finally went on
a whaling voyage. On his return the fam
ily had left this city and no trace of them
was to be found. Fifty years passed away!
the first family had grown up and Mr.
Eastman, ignorant of their existence, had
married again and raised another family.
By an accident Itev. Mr. Eastman ascer
tained that his father was alive, and fol
lowing up the trace found and introduced
himself to him and told the story of the
pa -it half century, so far as he knew it
The elder Eastman, his second wife be
ing dead, gladly beard the tidings of his
lost family, and he came to this city on the
13th to renew the relations that chance
had so sadly sundered. nc Was joyfully
received by his grand-children, whom he
bad never seen, and on the following day
Eerformed his first duty, that of visiting
is mother's crave.
On the 17th the aged wife with two of
lier descendants Arrived, in this city from
Nashua and Met W the bouse of her son,
where all but one of her family, now liv
ing, were gathered. 1 he husband entered
tho room and f hey looked at each other in
sikdioe for a moment ' The old lady was
the first to speak, saying, " Is this .batnuci
Eastman, my husband?" "And my long
ost wife?" he added, and they rushed to
rach . others' arms and kissed with the
a nlor of sweet si xtecn. By request of the
father a prayer of thanksgiving was offered
over the happy reunion, by Kev. l. u.
The old couple are now reunited, and
though the bloom of youth has fled, both
cniov excellent health and spirits. The
old gentleman's eyesight is defective, owin
to straining it at sea, but he says he can
throw a harpoon or lance a whale as well
as ever. He has never had a doctor in his
life. The old lady is also in excellent
liudth. but with impaired hearing. To
both we wish years of continued health
and renewed happiness. Concord Patriot.
A Man Without a Breast-bone.
TnK following physical phenomena were
exhibited before the American Science
Association in Boston :
Dr. (Jroux, a native of Hamburg, and at
present a practising physician at Brooklyn,
a. I-was born without a sternum or
breast-bone. Dr. J. Baxter Upham, of
Boston, having been intimately acquainted
lor many years with Dr. Groux, has de
vised a number of ingenious experiments
by which, in his case, the action of the
heart is made to manifest itself both to
the eyes and ears of persons situated at
considerable distance. It should be borne
in mind that the action of the heart in Dr.
Groux is perfectly normal and healthv.
while the absence of the sternum renders
it possible to mike certain studies of the
utmost importance, which are impossible
in the case of the human being as ordina
rily, constructed Dr. Groux s case lias
bedn treated bf it leagth In vario9 medi
cal journals in, Europe, but never before
liasH been brought in such a striking
manner before so large an audience of sci
entific men. The mechanism of the heart
is somewhat analogous to that of a double
action pump. In : both cases the
( machinery, however perfectly it may work,
' makes some noise. Dr. Groux was able to
stroWThTeff sflricTmdfions and sounds
occurring successively! and with a certain
rhythm, in every beat of the heart Dr.
Groux also exercised, the power, rarely be
stowed, and never used without great dai
ger, of stopping at will, during a short pe
riod, the action of his heart This was
done this evening to the satisfaction of
several medical men, one of whom was
. listening with the stethoscope at the chest,
and two others feeling at the wrists for
the pulse. For about 20 seconds the action
of the vital organ in the trail chest of Dr.
Groux completely ceased. Some years ago
there existed an individual who was wont
to experiment with himself in this manner,
and who finally perished through being
unable to resume the ordinary conditions
of human existence. Dr. Upham, so far
from encouraging his friend, Dr. Groux,
in the repetition of this, perilous experi
ment, has earnestly entreated him never
kj nuo hh Tcuvure again, some rears
n n & - .
ngu ur. uroux, Having maae up big mind
to travel in various cities of Europe and
America, caused Rnftis Choate, the re
nowned lawyer, to draw up a will making
over his body, in the event of his death.
to the surgeons for dissection. Portions
of his will, which is a long document com.
posed ia Mr. Choate's happiest vein, were
read to the great delight of the audience.
i ne original aratt, m the inimitable hand-
writing or air. Choate himself, was also
exhibited. The experiments and explana
tion specially relating to Dr. Groux were
given with great clearness by that gentle
Btan, who is a rrrularlv fmuinatixl nhvri-
cian. It is clearly of irrwit to1 vantage to
science that this rare malformation occurs
in one who is so well qualitted to oltserve
the ob icure vital processes which it affords
an opportunity of enjoyuig. Exchange.
At : : : ; '
T- All frftd S. Horsler.
Hwt.t.k Hiri.t had been gone from the
city a week when I had my disappointment
about jCape May. There was quite a party
of us who were going, but it was all
broken up, because our chaperons tailed
us; ana now wnn muusuuuuer ciubc
hand, the city heat growing intolerable,
and my trunk already packed for a start,
I was left absolutely aimless, nowhere to
go. So I wrote to Belle, and in two days
had her answer. . v"
"Do come down here with me, she
wrote ; " it's desperately lonely, and I m
dying for the sight of a friend. There is
actually nothing to do, and no one to speak
to ; so you can imagine my state of mind.
Otherwise, the air is lovely, the scenery
perfect, and it's a funny Utile old humdrum
village, just such as you like. Tve spoken
to Aunt Em about it, and she wants you
to comfr ; so hurry, do, and you needn't
bring any fine dresses, for you won't wear
them. ' I just keep on my camisole from
morning till night, and hum 'Ah, non
axunnt: ana stare at me roses, x on, uiwu
- :.. . . i . i .if -
ana mils: ana go to oeu &i uu ikum. cigut.
Just the thing for you, Phene dear, so
come and get recruited.
I decided that I should like it; so re
packed my trunk, putting in fewer dresses
and more books, thinking Belle and I
could read to each other under the trees,
and just a week from the date of her letter
theoldvellow stage-coach left me at the
farm-house gate. It was a great comfortable
looking house, painted red, with butternut
trees in front, and lilac and rose bushes.
And there was Belle running down the
path to meet me, while a handsome, stal
wart young man stood in the door looking
after her. Camisoles and simplicity, indeed!
Belle's hair was crimped and puffed three
inches high, and she had on her white al
paca and turquoises. Belle was blonde, and
always looked prettiest in white and blue.
She kissed me on both cheeks, and then
danced a little waltz ahead of me, as I
walked up the path with my traveling-bag.
A moment more and she introduced "Mr.
Brooks' to me.
" My new friend, Phene. Latest but not
least! she said, with a coquettish air;
and the gentleman, bowing, made a few
pleasant remarks about my journey, then,
with the excuse that he was ure we
would wish to be alone together, he bade
us good afternoon and departed.
I caught Belle's hands, and made her
look straight in my eyes.
" What mischief are you in now, dear?"
" Oh, don't pinch 1" she cried, laughing,
"don't you think he's nice! I call him
my Corydon ; and now don't you begin to
flirt with him, love, for he's my special
u Hum!" said I, "I wonder what Archie
Russell would say!"
"I haven't accepted Archie yet," .said
Belle, defiantly; "and who knows' but
what I should like to live in the country
after all? Don't you think Corydon has
fine eyes, Phene? but maybe you didn't
" No, I didn't," I answered alittle short
ly, quick to foresee that Belle and I were
not to have such long, indolent, dreamy
talks and readings under the trees as I had
imagined. For flirtations put everything
out of tunc .
But Belle only laughed, and led me off
up stairs to a large, pleasant, - east cnam
bcr, that we were to occupy together.
She flew around in her most winsome
way, helped me off with my cumbersome
areas, seaica me in a uiue low rocauug-
- a a 1
chair, and taking down my hair began to
brush it out for me in our old school girl
fashion, while she chatted about all the
Uy ana by ncr aunt rm came in wj see
me ana make me welcome, one was a
nice old lady, with shrewd, honest eyes,
and I liked her in a moment.
"Where's Sarah?'? asked Belle.
"Oh, Sarah's out watching the bees,"
said Aunt Em. "Were expecting every
minute when they 11 begin to swarm. And
I must go right away to see after the milk ;
so you wont see me again till supper's
Ana away sne went, iuu oi nousewneiy
" Your cousin Sarah?" I asked, vaguely
remembering that I had heard a cousin Sa
rah mentioned some time or other.
Yes." said Belle. "AH the rest of
Aunt Em's daughters are married, all but
Is she nice and pretty?" I asked, with
" Why. I don t know, saia Jielie, laugn-
i.ig carelessly. " Yes, Sarah is good, very
good in her way. bue s as mucu as twenty
five years old, going to be an old maid, you
know, and she is good and quiet in her
little way ; and she makes the butter, and
watches tho bees. That's all there is about
Sarah. Have you seen Archie Russell
since I came away, dear ? And did he
ask about me !" '
So we went back to our city gossip, and
only finished when the call to supper was
heard. Such, a supper 1 such bread and
butter ! such fruit, and cream, and honey !
while Aunt Em kept up a little friendly
talk about her Alderncys and her currant
jelly, and Sarah with a preoccupied air
said she was glad the new hives had been
sent up from the store that afternoon. I
liked Sarah, she looked so gentle, so little
self-asserting: it seemed as if she had
grown up in her way of life as naturally
and contentedly as the lilac bushes in
theirs, and as firmly rooted. Going to be
an old maid! I wondered why, for in
those'days I had not learned what beauty
may fie in the lives of the unmarried.
"Come," said Belle, springing up from
the table u come, Phene, and put some
rose-buds In my hair, for Corydoif will be
her this evening I almost know he
So we went out in the front porch
while Sarah and her mother cleared the
thl and washed ud the dishes.
" How did you get acquainted with Mr.
Brooks. Belle ?" I asked, as 1 fastened a
nink hud in her light puffs.
Whv. vou know. I wrote yon there
wu nohndv here to speak to, she an
swered gayly," and I felt like wasted
sweetness and so lonesome. And wasn't
it queer, he came to call on Aunt Em the
very day after I sent my letter. I suppose
he heard somehow of my being here. He
was away on business all the week before,
so couiiin i come wjuuci, uo
now he has been here four times, and I
think he's splendid. He isn't very easy to
flirt with, because he's so honest, I sup
pose ; but I mean to nave mm ucau u wtc
with me before I go home." v
u a .hit thpn f i asKea. x wiumu
think you'd be tired of getting yourseu
AUU " . m -
into scrapes, iieiie. , .
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She Deganio sing, " " "
nun," ana we sat m me uw "'-"o " .
the path. What a dear, old-fashioned
place it was ! A " live-lorever grew one
Btpns. and a bush oi soutnern
mrnnA lh nlhpr '1 Here Were UUliamuu
rosea and damask rosea along the fence.
and th flnvpr crew fleet ana ncn u
sw (ha vraavl
" He's coming," whispered Belle, and
Mr. Brooks walked rapidly down the road.
apparently with no intention of stopping,
till Belle called and asked him if he wasn t
AAtTtinir In. 1 J
" I was going to the village, but this is
plcasanter," he said, opening the little gate
inonmingnn to us. "Miss Bennett, I
auu w.. . .... - . rk
ktw von are pieasea witn your nrs aiir
noon here. How are your aunt and cousiiij
Miss Riley t I nave not seen them to-day.
" Oh, they are out m uie ukucu, iwiu
Belle, raising her smiling blue eyes to his.
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Ton't It loveiv acre a uua uuui, ju-.
Brooks? Every aayaner tea i come nere
to watch for the evening-star, eee, tnere
it : Inst over tnoee ciouaa. isu t
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V..n. Woautiflll V
Mr. 13 rooks scemea u ""
Kn;ri and sitting oown uy us ae
,,wi n,,-,t. i-r.rlvto foin in Belle's live-
i- K-tt... .nrl nnir-k retMrtees. But it oc
curred to me that he was not quite so aus-
oontiViln aa Ttplln thOTlfht
A few Delated Dees were 8
. - ..... rtnillllHtl.
around the white clover. '
"Some of Sarah's honey-bees,"! said.
At that moment Sarah herself came
through the narrow entry and sat down
among us with her knitting. She was a
auiet bit of background for Belle's bril
liancy ; only when any of us said anything
witty she laughed as if she enjoyed it
The sun went down, and the moonlight
came instead, shining white on the ailver-
elms and wiuowa.
" I am going," said Mr. Brooks, and he
rose. "What do you say to a ride on horse
back to-morrow, young ladies? Don't
you think your cousins would like it,
Sarah?" - ,
" Yes, indeed," she said ;. "and it is such
a pleasant road to the cliff. Belle has not
aeen the cliff yet"
" Very well," he replied ; " I know your
two horses are good under the saddle, and
I will bring my Brownie for the third.
You had better take Brownie, Sarah ; he
is used to you. " And now I really must
hasten away. Good night alL"
And off he went We prepared to go
into the house. '
" He did not give me time to answer,"
said Sarah, in her quiet way; "but I have
no idea that I shall be able to go with you
to-morrow. And you shall ride Brownie,
Belle ; he is just the horse for yon."
" You're a good, amiable little thing,
Cousin Sade r exclaimed Belle, joyously.
" That is just what I wanted. Oh, how I
shall enjoy riding with , my handsome
Corydon ! Promise me not to interfere,
Sarah gathered up her work silently, and
went into the keeping-room where her
mother sat But Belle and I went up into -J
our own room, took down our hair, ana
had a comfortable talk.
" I like your cousin Sarah, Belle," I said,
" she is such a harmonious person ; she
don't jar on any one's feelings." - 5 .
"Oh no, of course not," said Belle; "Sa
rah is a good little thing, and I have quite
an affection for her. But she is gray. Do
you know what I mean? Some people
seem gray all the way through all a mono
tone on a minor key no warmth,no sparkle
in them ; nothing to take hold of Sarah
is that way ; I never think about Sarah
there isn't any thing to think about in
And Belle, with her shining blue eyes,
and hair rippling in waves all down her
shoulders, sprang up and danced about the
room like a bewitched Undine. :
"I feel so full of life!" she exclaimed,
stopping breathlea, her cheeks rosy-red.
" And I'm tired, dear ; I'm going to bed,"
I replied, feeling more and more the after
fatigue of traveling.
The next day was lovely, but I felt still
tired and had a headache. It seemed to
me that to ride on a strange horse that
day would be intolerable, and I told
Belle I would stay at home if she did not
" No, dear, I don't mind," she said gay
ly. " Corydon and I can have a good tune
all by ourselves."
Corrydon came riding up to the gate
Eresently, leading a lady's horse by the
ridle, and Belle ran out to greet him, then
flew up stairs to put on her pretty blue
"But where are the other horses " asked
Mr. Brooks, looking surprised.
" Oh ! Sarah and I are not going," I
said. " She has to watch the bees, and I
am not well enough to ride to-day, so 1
shall keep her company." .
Mr. Brooks actually bit hia lips, and
"Why, Phene Bennett," I thought to
myself, "have you made a conquest al
ready ? It can't be the man is disappoint;
d because I am not going." In the in
stant another idea struck me, and I looked
around for Sarah, but she was up stairs
making beds. She came to the window
when Belle was ready to mount Mr.
Brooks scarcely noticed her, but assisted
Belle with the greatest care, paid her a
compliment on me way sne iieiu me reins
in her tiny, gauntletcd hands, and then
away they rode, Belle's merry laugh float
ing back on the air.
I went up to our room and tried to read
a little, but the scent of roses and of newly-cut
hay stole through the window, and
the blue-birds and robins were singing, so
that I was soon glad to lay down my dook,
for it was better to be quiet mere ana re
ceive rest into my souL I heard the bees
humming and buzzing among the flowers.
and I wondered if Sarah was watching
" I believe I will go down and study
into the nature of gray." I thought, sud
denly, and on the impulse 1 went
" You II find her right out by tne back
door, under the apple-tree," said Aunt Em,
when I inauired after baran.
So 1 went out exploring, l can iairiy
see it now. that fine old yard with its row
of fruit trees, and the little garden in the
corner. Under the trees stood the hives,
ten in a row, with the bees coming and
going, full of business and excitement
And near by sat Sarah with her work in
her hand, in her quiet, contented way,
seeming a natural part of the sunny morn-
ing. the bees humming, and the swaet air.
" To begin witn." l inougnt to myseii.
"you remind me of Isaak Walton and his
book, where he describes the meek who
inherit the earth. You are inheriting this
morning. Bo far gray is good." ' y J I
" " An end ot mis oencn is an l nave - to
offer vou. Miss Bennett" said Sarah ; "but
won t vou sit down? .
"Uon t call me miss ucnnen tm
Phene," I entreated. " 1 es, Til come there
in a minute : but 1 want to Iook at me
For i delignt in oia-iasnionea garaens,
and this was lust after my own heart The
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beds had old-fashioned pinks for borders,
that double kind that fall apart, too fra
grant to live. Gillyflowers double and
sweet, poppies like great quadrupled roses,
amaranths and "bottles," marigolds and
peonies ; sweet peas and larkspurs there
were in plenty, and a bed of mignonnette.
Early asters were in bloom, and the
chrysanthemums were just beginning to
bud. Then there was a usclul bed, ail
sweet and bitter herbs, and it seemed so
good. Lavender and sage, rue and saffron,
and a dozen stalks of spicy fennel. I like
people who keep such gardens as that
right along from year to year ; they seem
to mean so much more than showy city
gardens with hired gardeners.
I pulled a sprig oi ncan s case, ana went
back to Sarah.
" What makes you have to watch the
bees all the time ? I asked.
" They are just ready to swarm," she
said, in a tone that . showed Jher interest
" and we have to watch where they go, or
we may lose them. : They might fly to the
woods or some other farm. -,.
"Pretty little brown thuigs, arent
they?" I said, after observing them a
moment ' '
" Yes, indeed. Brown all dusted with
bronze. And such busy, cheerful little
creatures. . I almost feel as if I knew them
apart, and I have names for some of them.
There's Dot now !" she said, as a tiny bee
poised itself an instant on her arm, and
then flew off to the clover.
"Why, how splendid? I never knew
vou could make pts of them ! " I ex
claimed. Ana nere yon sit tnese pleas
ant days getting the very heart of the sum
mer into your head, while Belle and I rush
from place to place, and get dizzy and
tired, and don t know what we are about"
"Oh nor she said, smiling. . - just
think how much you can get from every
place you go to. I wer t on a journey once
to the mountains, and 1 remember every
tree and cloud ; and the very roads we
went by, and the people we met, such dif
ferent characters ! I felt rich '. when I
came home with so much put safely away
in my life to think ot
" You're a regular bee yourself," I said,
as I watched some of the little winged
things flying home with the honey they
had gathered tar away.
"My flights were almost always like
Dot's, then," she said ; and her contented
look struck me more iorcioiy man ever.
" He always goes to the nearest flowers.
But honey is honey wherever we, get it"
And this is one of Belle's gray people ! I
thought, with no sparkle, nothing in her
character to take hold ot Why, she is as
good reading as one of Auerbach's ro
" Mv headache is all gone," I said. . '
is a great deal nicer to be sitting here by
the bee-hives than riding under the hot
sun with Belle and Mr. Brooks. I don
like gentlemen very well; do you?
think love makes three-quarters of all the
trouble there ts."
"Why. no; I think love is the most
beautiful thing in life 1 she said, earnestly
but at the same time the color rose in her
lace, and she looked slightly uneasy. .
One of Belles old maids! I thought
again ; and she sits here thinking love the
most beautiful thing in life !
While we were talking the hum and
buzz of the bees increased rapidly, and
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there seemed to be a perfect cloud of
them issuing from tone of the hives and
novering over it. Borne or tnem new so
near their wings almost brushed my check,
and I started.
They're swarming," said Sarah, in a
low, excited voice. - "Don't move quick
or act frightened; 'they won't hurt you.
un, i nope .hey will setue in our own yard
somewhere. Last ' summer one swarm
went a mile ofL".
There was a clatter of horses' hoofs
down the road.' -'' -
i " There are Belle and Mr. Brooks," I ex
Sarah had risen and stood with one hand
resting on a low limb of the apple tree,
while she lookedfirst at the bees and then
at Belle in her pretty blue habit springing
to the ground.
Belle saw us, and came running round tne
house with her little whip in her hand,
while Mr. Brooks fastened the horses. 1
" Oh, we had such a splendid ride ! she
exclaimed. " But, mercy, how these bees
act ! Do come away ; you'll be stung."
Oh, no. Belle ; they won t touch you
if you keep still " said Sarah. Weren't
you pleased with the cliff? It is so fine in
summer, with the laurels ana rnoaoacn-
drons all in bloom."
Bees .swarming,, eh?" asked Mr.
Brooks, joining us; "Til hive them for
you, if they settle soon, Sarah." '
" Oh, thank you," Bne said ; " i was just
oing to blow the horn for James; he is
own in the meadow-lot But if you will
do it, Hugh, you had better ask mother
right away for the gloves."
The flying and buzzing grew so formid
able that I was alarmed ; they seemed to
darken the very air before my eyes.
" Go away, you wretch r, cried Belle,
striking with her whip; "oh, oh! I'm
stung ! oh, tiicy are Killing me i
"Sarah, Sarah! screamea Aunt n.m
from the window; "don't you stir hand
nor foot; they're settling on your arm;
Belle, run in here as fast as you can, and
I'll put some saleratus water on those
Poor Belle had been stung twice on ner
lip. She was crying, and did not know
which way to turn, till Mr. Brooks led her
into the house.
I was trembling all over, for the bees
were on every side of me, flying toward
Sarah, and there was already quite a large
black, bunch of them clinging to ber
sleeve, as her arm rested on the apple
bough I m sorry." she said, softly, "but you
had better not stir away yet, or it may dis
turb them, and you will get stung ; but as
long as you keep perfectly still they won't
So I stood, and thought of Joan of Arc,
and Pocahontas, and all the heroines I
could remember, to keep myself from
fainting on the spot Mr. Brooks, with
his hands .in .great buckskin gloves, was
waiting a little way off with one of the
new bee-hives all ready. '
"It is fortunate I have on this loose
sacque, said Sarati, ior l can sup my
arm out of the sleeve so easily, when the
bees have done coming."
1 looked at her in admiration, as sue
stood there so motionless in her graceful
posture, resting on the bough, her eyes
bright with excitement, and her cheeks
the loveliest pink, her lips just a little
parted, and she without an atom of terror,
almost tenderly watching her pretty brown
bees as they crowded to her.
It seemed an age that we waited there,
but at last the swarm bad all settled, and
Sarah confessed she was glad, for they
hung so heavy on her sleeve. s
"1 11 take care of them now," said iiuga
Ri-nnko. and he looked at Sarah anxiously :
" you must be all tired out, dear, Sarah ;
but if you can manage to slip your arm
out of the sleeve as I hold it, I think you
can get away safely." - v
The words r dear baran - strucK me. l
felt very mucla enlightened, and began to
move cautiously 5 away, but I could not
help hearing him say, as he bent toward
her, releasing' her arm from the sleeve,
something about her avoiding him for so
long, and he certainly asked her something
about love, and I heard him say " darling.
I glanced back at her as 1 reacnea tne
houseyeMrd she looked radiantly happy. It
he was Corydon she was Phyllis evident
ly no one else. ,
In the kitchen sat poor Belle, her Taps
swollen, and her eyes red with tears of
vexation. ; But Aunt n.m was Darning tne
poor lips with her famous saleratus water,
and the pain was quite gone now, Belle
said. The swelling began to disappear
too, so her spirits revived,' and we sat to
gether by the, window watching Hugh
Brooks hive the bees, with Sarah at his
T 4 oVn tTiom M 1lfl( vllTlf.
and when all was done, instead of coming
into the house they wandered slowly away
down the lane.
" Oh. wait for me," called out Belle ; " I
want to go to walk too." '
llush, hush ! 1 wnispcrea, vencment-
ly; "you mustn t go. He has just pro
posed to ner, ana sne nas accepted, von t
lieile stared at me.
"What! Cousin Sarah?" she uttered,
in bewilderment ; -jur. urooKs ana
... . At -a a- . T 1 I
I nodded, and there was silence lor a
" What a little goose I have been r ex
claimed Belle, at last, with a merry laugh
Verv well. Phene Bennett just as soon
as ever I get back to the city I am going
to accent Arcme xtusseii. ana love mm
Which she did. and is happy. But of
all the engaged girls 1 know, f like best to
think about Sarah. She is such a real lit
tle honey-bee, gathering sweetness out of
everyvning. nurjxr jjutur.
' ' Hark Twain's Salutatory. -
Is entering upon his editorial duties,
Mark Twain thus salutes the readers of the
Buffalo Exwrts : ,
Tleino- a stranger- it would be immodest
and unbecoming in me to suddenly and
violently assume tho . associate editorship
of the Buffalo taeprm without a single ex
planatory word of comfort or encourage
ment to the unoffending patrons of the
paper, who ! are about r to be exposed to
constant attacks of my wisdom and learn
ing. But this explanatory word shall be
as brief as possible. -1 only wish to assure
parties having a friendly interest in the
prosperity of the journal, that I am not
going to hurt the paper aeuoerateiy ana in
tentionally at any tune. I am not going
to introduce any startling . reiorms, , or
in any way attempt to make trouble.
am simply going to. do my plain, unpre
tending duty, when I cannot get out of it
I shall work diligently and honestly : and
faithfully at all tunes and upon all occa
sions, when privation and want shall com
ncl me to do it : in writing. I shall always
confine myself sfrTcWfo the irufn7except
1 is. : i.j : - : : T
wnen it is aitcuucu wilu luwuveiiieuec; (j.
shall withenngly rebuke all forms of crime
and misconduct, except when committed
by the party inhabiting my own vest; J
shall not make use of any slang or vulgari
ty upon any occasion or under any circum
stances, ana snail never use protamty ex
cent in discussing house-rent and taxes.
Indeed, ,upon second thought, I will not
even use it then, for it is unchristian, in
elegant and degrading though to speak
truly I do not see how house-rent and
taxes are going to be discussed worth a
cent without it I shall not often meddle
with politics, because we have a political
editor who is already excellent and only
needs to serve a term in. the penitentary
in order to be perfect I shall not write
any poetry, unless I conceive a spite against
the BubecriDers. ; .- ..
. Such is my platform. I do not aee any
earthly use in it but custom ia law, and
custom must be obeyed, 1 no matter how
mnch violence K may do to one's feelings.
And this custom which I am slavishly
following now is surely one of the least
necessary that ever came into- voguo. In
private life a man does not go and trumpet
his crime before he commits it but now
your new editor is such an important per
sonage that he feels called upon to write
a "salutatory" at once, and he puts into
it all he knows, and all that hedont know,
and some things he thinks he knows but
isn't certain of. And he parades his list ot
wonders which he is going to perform ; of
reforms which he is going to introduce,
and public evils which he lsgoingtoexter
minate, and public blessings which he ia
going to create, and public nuisances
which he is going to abate. He spreads
this all out with oppressive solemnity over
a column and a half of large print, and
feels that the country is saved. Hia satis
faction over it is something enormous. He
then settles down to his miracles and in
flicts profound platitudes and impenetra
ble wisdom upon a helpless public as long
as they can stand it, and then they send
him off Consul to some savage island in the
Pacific in the vague hope that the canni
bals will like him well enough to eat
him. And with an inhumanity which is
but a fitting climax to hia career ot perse
cution, instead of packing his trunk at
once, he lingers to inflict upon his benefac
tors a " Valedictory." If there ia anything
more uncalled for than a "salutatory," it is
one of those tearful, blubbering, long
wmded "valedictories" wherein a man
who has been annoying the public for ten
years cannot take leave of them without
sitting down to cry a column and a halt
Still, it is the custom to write veledictories,
and custom should be respected. In my
secret heart I admire my predecessor for
declining to print a valedictory, though in
public I say and shall continue to say
sternly, it is custom and he ought to have
printed one. People never read them any
more than they do the "salutatories," but
nevertheless he ought to have honored the
old fossil he ought to have printed a vale
dictory. I said as much to him, and he re
" I have resigned my place I have de
parted this life I'm journalistically dead,
at present, ain't I?" ,
" yes." '
"Well, wouldn't you consider it dis
graceful in a corpse to sit up and comment
on the funeral?"
I record it here, and preserve it from
oblivion, as the briefest and best "Vale
dictory " that has yet come under my no
tice. , , Mark Twain.
P. S. I am grateful for the kindly way
in which the press of the land have taken
notice of my eruption into regular jour
nalistic life, telegraphically or editorially,
and am happy in this place to express the
The "Velocipede" Ride
Thk Buffalo Exprt gives the following
account of " Professor " Jenkins' ride over
Niagara on a bicycle.
The machine used by frotessor j en Kins
is not in any sense a velocipede. It is,
however a bicycle, and turned upside
down would resemble in some .degree a
modern velocipede. The wheels, three
inches wide, are made heavy and of wood
without tires, but in their places are
grooves one and three-quarter inches deep.
The front wheel is three feet two inches in
diameter. The connecting rods are iron,
as also the balance-pole, which is eight
feet long and tipped with ten-pound balls,
and weighs twenty-eight pounds. The
whole thing, with the man thrown in,
weighs 298 pounds. The propelling power
is a pinion cog-wheel maae 01 Drass, aoout
nine inches in diameter, which is made to
gear to cogs which surround ' the front
wheel at the bottom or the groove.
The 1.00J feet of good two-inch hemp
rope stretched across the chasm, 200 feet
above the boiling flood, was the first ob
ject to be gazed upon by the crowd, but
you could not reach it without paying zo
ceiiLS, wnieu a great uiuj uiu, mm wcic
rewarded by a close inspection. The cable
was fastened securely and immovably on
the American shore, but on the Canada
shore coiled around a windlass to facilitate
the tightening, and then twisted and tied
around a couple of cedar stumps. The de
flection of the rope was about thirty feet
appearance at the small .house on the
Canada side with the pieces ot his macnine,
and at once proceeded to put them to
gether, a task of no small labor. With the
aid of his men he first placed the fore
wheel on the rope just at the edge of the
precipice, and while one man balanced it,
another placed on the standard from the
under side, thus bringing two strong bars
of iron on either side of the rope. All the.
joints were securely fastened with bolts.
The braces or connecting rods extending
from the standard to the rear shatt in me
form of the letter O made the connection
complete and very strong. The Professor
then got outside or the rope, arranged tne
pinion wheel and fastened the balance
pole across the O part of the braces. This
done, the seat, a strip of leather, was se
cured to the rear axle by means of straps.
This arrangement, which it was seen at
once would throw the entire weight of the
machine and the rider under the rope.
was a source of disappointment, if not of
relief, to many or the spectators, wno, not
consulting the inventive genius of the
Canadian Blondin, rather expected to see
him mounted on a Greenwood velocipede,
which, of course, would give a good chance
for ground and lofty tumbling.
All being in readiness, the bicycle was
fastened by a rope to the bank, and Jan-
kins, who had superintended all the opera
tions, started for his hotel to robe. Dur
ing his absence the crowd viewed the ma
chine critically, and murmurs of " hum
bug," " sold," " who couldn't," etc., were
heard, but as a general thing, the crowd
were pleased with the ingenious method
in wuiuii m"S grtnw uaugcr nuppuscu w ira
involved in the undertaking had been
The lion made his second appearance at
3:20 o'clock, dressed for the performance.
The machine moved slowly forward, the
rope swaying gently from side to side until
he had passed out about fifty feet, after
which he crawled along at a snail s pace
to the middle of the abyss, where he raised
and waived his hat, and received-a faint
cheer in response. From the center to the
American shore it was evidently hard
work to propel the bicycle, but at last the
edge of the cliff was reached, and then
the welkin did ring with the applause of
tne people. 1 ae time occupicu in passing
over the rope was just eleven minutes.
Down In a DiTlng-Bell. .
Havek't you often wondered what mys
terious things were hidden in tne iar-
down depths of the waves of the great
lakes ? Wondered how the bottom looked ;
of the strange fishes; the sensations that
a living man would feel down there in the
moaning waters? When you have read
of some good' shtp, freighted with many
happy souls, plunging down into the dark
depths, haven't you wondered how she
rested, and seen, like a. vision, the pale
faces, with staring eyes and Boating locks.
being washed hither and thither, . their
fingers clutching stiffly at one another as
the cold water swept them back and forth?
We can see nature in the forest, in the air,
in all her workings but that of the waters.
And that is why we seek to penetrate the
hidden mysteries; why the diver who de
scends into her closed cells is an object of
awe and admiration. We who live upon
the shore see him in his armor often, hear
of his successes and failures, sometimes of
his death, and yet .but few of ns know his
courage, his endurance, his perils, his reel
ings down there jalone,' knowing that he
descends with his life in his hands, and
that the waves above him would gladly
chant his death-song lor his boldness.
' Foremost among the bold divers of the
lakes is John uuinn a resident oi Detroit
and. from a long and .varied experience.
eminently qualified to tell the readers of
. , t. r . -1 . , .
tne xrte xtch oi 1110 mysteries 01 wuieu
we have spoken, and with a little help to
polish up his words, ne says:
"It is a Bt range business, this diving.
The. danger fascinates some, but the peril
is never for a moment lost sight ot I put
on the helmet tor the first tune more than
ten years ago, and yet I never resume it
without a feeling that it may be the last
time I shall ever go down. Of course, one
has more confidence after a while, -bat
there is something in being shut up in an
armory weighed down with 100 pounds,
and knowing that a little leak in your life-
pipe U your death, that no diver can ever
get rid ot : And I do not know- that
I should care to banish the feeling,
for the sight of the clear, blue sky, the
genial sun and the face of a fellow-man,
after long hours among the fishes, makes
von feel like one who ' has suddenly
been drawn awav from the grasp of
death. I have had some narrow escapes
while pursuing my strange profession ;
very diver has, or has been unusually
lucky to escape them. 1 think tne most
dangerous place I ever cot into was gpinf
down to examine tbe propeller Comet,
SEPTEMBER 17, 1869.
sunk off Toledo. . In working about her
bottom I got my air pipe coiled over a
large sliver from the stoven hole, and
could not reach it with my hands. Evefy
tune I sprang up to remove my nose my
tender would give me the " slack " of the
line, thus letting me fallback again. He
did not understand his duties, and did not
know what my signals on the life-line
meant It was two hours ana a nail oeiore
I was relieved, and there wasn't a moment
that I was not looking to see the hose cut
by the jagged wood. It ia a strange feel
ing you have down there. You go walk
ing over a vessel, clambering up her Bides,
peering here and there, and the feeling
that you are alone makes you nervous and
uneasy. Sometimes a vessel sinks down
so fairly that she stands up on the bottom
as trim and neat as if she rode on the sur
face. Then, you can go down into the
cabin, no the shrouds, walk all over her,
just as easily as a sailor could if she were
still dashing away before the Dreeze. vsmy,
it seems so quiet, so tomb-like ; there are
no waves down there only a swaying
back and forth of the waters, and a see
sawing of the ship. You hear nothing
from above; the great fishes will come
swimming about, - rubbing their noses
against your glass, and staring with a won
dering look into your eyes. The very
stillness sometimes gives me a chilL ' You
hear just a moaning, waning souna, uxe
the last, notes of an organ, and you can
not help but think of dead men floating
over and around you. I have been down
especially to rescue the bodies of those
drowned. About four years ago, the pro
peller Buckeye, belonging to the Northern
Transportation Company, went down in
the river St Lawrence, in seventy-eight
feet of water, and it was known that a
a mother and a child were asleep in their
state-room at the time of her sinking.
The father begged of me, and of
fered me a good deal of money, to take out
the corpses, . and though I dreaded
the work. I at last consentee. I had been
all over the wreck two or three times, and
I knew just where the stateroom was.
The door was fast locked, and I ;waited a
good while before bursting it open. Of
course, a dead person couldn't harm you,
but even in broad day, on shore, and peo
ple around you,' don t you know that the
sight and presence 01 a dead person Dnngs
up (solemn thoughts and nervous feel
ings? 1 Knew now tncy wouia iook,
how they, were floating around in
the room, and if thej father hadn't been
looking so wretched above, there was no
money to tempt me in there. But, at last
I got a crowbar from forwards, and, not
letting myself think, gave the light door a
blow that stove it in. The water came
rushing out, the vessel just then lurched
oyer toward my side, and out they came,
the woman first, her eyes wide open and
hair trailing behind, and in her leu nana
she held the hand of her child. - 1 knew
.fvwm Y,Ar mi.l,1 lnnl, lint f tTOOmwl ntlt
and jumped back. Her face was fearfully
distorted, showing how hard oeatn naa
been met, and the eyes looked through the
green waters at me in a way that made
my flesh creep. The child had died easily,
its livid, white face giving no sign of ter
ror. It was a good while before I fas
tened the line to them and gave the signal
to haul up, and I felt so uneasy that I
was not long in following. This is
one of the drawbacks to any feeling of cu
riosity a diver might otherwise have. 1
never go down the hatchway or the cabin
steps without thinking of a dead man float
ing about there. When the Lac la Belle
sunk on Bt jiair nata, me engineer- was
caught in the rushing waters, and no trace
was ever round 01 nis oooy. 111s wue
came to me, hearing that I was to go down
to the wreck, and asked me to find the
body if possible. I remembered this when
I went down, and I went groping through
the engine-room, in momentary expecta
tion of encountering the body. I looked
as. Innff nrltkMlt finninfl, if that T fFTkt TtPI-
vous, and had started for the ladder to go
upi when I felt something strike my hel
met and give way, and a chill went danc
ing over me as I thought the dead body
was at hand. But on reaching up I found
that I had run against the fire hose, the
end of which was hanging down, and that
what I so dreaded was still out of my sight
" A diver does not like to go down more
than 120 feet ; at that depth the pres
sure is painful and there is danger of in
ternal injury. I can stay down for five or
six hours at a time at lid or 120 ieet, ana
do a good deal of hard work. In the wa
ters of Lake Huron, the diver can see 30
or 40 feet away, but the other lakes will
screen a vessel not 10 feet from you.
" One of the strangest of the strange
things that I ever knew of in my line,
was the case or me propeller J. . lirooks,
a Northern Transportation boat It was
about ten years ago. when she was about
forty miles oil salmon roint, laKe un-
tano, and tne next aay was iouna Dy tne
steamer Wellington floating near the point
She was end up in the water, her bow
standing out, and stern down, perpendicu
lar, and was towed into shoal water, and I
went down to make an examination. As
sure as I'm living, there wasn't a hole in
her sides or bottom that would have sunk
a basin ; she was as sound and perfect as
on the day the last nail was driven home,
but there wasn't a sign of her boilers or
machinery left in her, nothing bnt me oea-
plate on which the boners naa stooa, ana
she had neither burned or blown uo . and
yet the boilers and machinery had gone
out, and there was no trace or sign of how
they did it, and no living man can explain
it She had been seen only the day before,
and was next found floating, and there
never had been found either captain or
crew to unravel the mystery none of
them ever having been heard ot She is
yet running, having been raised, convert
ed into a tug, and is now towing on the
St Lawrence under the name of William
" Yes, we get pretty good pay f 40 and
t50 a day. and sometimes more, but our
outfit costs $1,500, and there is a good deal
of wear and tear. And the lonesome, un
easy feeling -is worth a round sum. Up
here, you seldom think of accident or death,
but a hundred feet of water washing oyer
your head would set you to thinking. A
little stoppage of your air pump, a leak in
your hose, a careless action on the part of
- . . 1.1 , . f . :
your tender, ana tne weigui 01 n iuuuuuuu
would press the life out of you before you
could make a move. And you may foul
your pipe or fine yourself, and in your
haste, bring on what you dread. I often
get my hose around a stair or rail, and
though I am not called cowardly, and gen
er&llv release it without much trouble, the
h idea ot what a slender thing holds
back the clutch of death on my throat,
makes a cold sweat start from every pore."
Detroit Free Pre.
As a switch locomotive was perform-
;t. mivnat.nmnd work at Richmond.
111 - ,
Aia a fr.wHurs a co. two stav bolts gave
way) causing the crown sheets to bulge
nM thno AnAmnv inn mrouie vmve. iuu
l"--t ,1 . .
...jrliii thA Aninnn unmanageable. At
1 o o .
ttm umn time an-anerture was made near
the nre-Dox, irom wnicn iraueu ui
.i;n, .fo.ni FVarfnl of an exDlosion.
. 1 :AA .1. w aA tho nnmn tr wnrlr anrl
lue cuKi"f-c o .w i' "'i' - '
jumped from the locomotive. He had
gine started off at a speed that has rarely
DC lore Devil equaucu &u aaao wuh.. .
A Aimrt rfitttanrft a. crank nin was
broken, and also aside rod. At every
revolution me piece 01 ruu ouuc m wu
tact with the cab and soon reduced it to
splinters. A dispatch was sent to Center
ville to leave the switch open and let Uw
rjr thA trafk : but it did not
reach that place, the volume of water that
was being poured into the boiler causing
it to come to a stand still about four miles
from town. The engine was oaaiy
strained and broken, and will have to un
dergo thorough repairs before being used
The report of the London Missionary
aiofv looTirx-a tho nrmrKH of Christi-
ouwv.i " a -
anity in Madagascar as not only the most
Eromlsmg out me most ramu ui mvuuuj
in tnniprn timet. It sneaks of 20.-
000 hearers added to the congregations
. 1 . .. A .1 BAfnM.. (tin mnvftril
at S7,uw persons, inciuuing ,uuv mem
. A wnm (unmarried) suggests that
Solomon's wisdom was due to the fact that
he had seven hundred wives, whom be
consulted on all occasions.
Signal for a bark Pulling a dog's taQ.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
8rr hundred and five horses were eaten
in Paris in June.
About 8,000 railway passengers pas?
through Indianapolis every twenty-four
iw to a form In TTard wick. Mass.. On
which there are fifty miles of stone wall
Ma. Pkabodt has given fi40,uuu to pro
mote science and useful knowledge in Es
sex county, Mass.
Thkbb was a set or jewelry vaiuea at
$600 in a bouquet recently thrown to a
New York danseuse.
Tvit. nhaorr(ra Tilace the number of
visitors to the Hoosac tunnel, during the
past three months, at 50,000.
Oir the Austrian pension list are 338
Generals, 403 Colonels, 411 Lieutenant
Colonels, and 1,410 Majors.
A wtxrrwsti vrAmft.11 has been admitted to
the course of medical studies in the Medi
cal College at Salem, Oregon.
: The production of corn and wheat in
t.a.TTn;tAri Htoto. in IftfiS wm about 980.-
.,1V. v l .vw J . - .
000,000 bushels, or 28 bushels per head.
- A Nbwakk hackman hung his canvas
feed-bag on a lamp-post, and on his return
from dinner found it full of letters. .
Tn-ai vsln nf hoots and shoes manufac
tured in Massachusetts the present year
will amount probably to over $95,000,000.
Tins little town of Bennington, Vt,
with a population of 3,000, does a heavier
manuracturmg pusiness man any ouier
town or city in the State.
Bahttno, the anti-obesity pniiosopner,
after five years of experiment, finds sugar
to be more productive-of fat than any
other element of food.
T- ia AatimntWI that the COttOn CTOD Of
Arkansas for 1869 will net 300,000 bales,
worth $30,000,000. The corn crop will be
the largest ever made in the State,
firm Raw Dr. Rnanldinc. who 18 76
years of age, is tire oldest living missionary
of the American Board. He has been en
gaged in his holy work in Ceylon since
A tnrniviT. tt Ti.pnnA comnlams Of the
nnmhor nf children of from twelve to four
teen years who are to be met in the streets
of that city in a state oi lntoncaiiou.
A calculation has been made by a late
accurate philologist, that there are 13,000
words in common use in England which
do not appear in any dictionary of the
a mnrra havlnir nlowed the land
about bis apple-trees for the first time this
l 1 VI ..
spring was surprised uy a bcwhu uiusbuiu
ing about two weeks after the first bloom
Mrs. Joint S. Jones carried fire in an
old-fashioned foot-stove, from Durham to
Strafford, N. H., sixty-three years ago, and
from that day to this that fire has never
been permitted to go out
One of the members or the American
A aormiflt.inn for the advancement of Science
favors the abolition of months, and wants
the days of the year numerically designat
ed up to365. .
TnB Timmi.iA nf ammonium is recom
mended by Dr. Gibb, of London, to those
who suffer from an excess of fat He says,
when taken in small doses for a length of
time, it will diminish the Weight of the
body with greater certainty than any
other known anicie.
labor organizations in the
United States claim a total membership of
1 s oon ThA Knir-hta of St. Crispin lead.
with 5f000 members ; the miners have 30,
000. the iron moulders, 17,000, and the
Dr. Strongsburo, a Jew, who, seven
or eight years ago, lived a penniless adven
tnrer in a London garret is now called
the Prussian Railroad King. He is worth
at least 50,000,oou tnaiera, ana owns neuriy
one half of the railroads in the Kingdom.
A avvpt.vvill who advertised for a clerk
says that he payed attention to only four
out of sixty repnes, necause me reiiuuuuei
exhibited bad spelling, bad writing, too
mnh inrtonAnrlpncA. a disnosition to write
too long a letter, or a taste for writing it
on fancy paper and using a fancy envelope
A new knitting machine has been per
fected in Hamilton, Ont, that knits 334,-
000 stitches or ribbed work, colored or
plain, per minute. It has been patented
k irTnitl fitotAB and rtanaila. It is ru
in h lj V UlllU mww.v.vf
timated that one machine will turn out 500
shirts per day.
a cviTT vum in Litchfield. Conn., hav
ing reached his hundredth birthday, his
friends determined to give mm a rewpuuu
in the church. Arrangement? having been
malA..-.the old gentleman entered the
church with his two brothers, each over
70, the entire audience rose ana sang -via
a nvrr it. tTAtv has been concluded be
tween the United States and British Hon
duras, to take effect on October 1st liev
tere weighing a half ounce or under will
require a twelve-cent stamp ; newspapers,
without regard to weight, a two-cent stamp;
and books, patterns, or samples, a six cent
stamp Tor every iour ounces.
Tote flshins- vessels of New England
appear to be very successful On board a
1 . . .1 A111
iiiniingtr i m ns i -vassai rccemrv. icwv
pounds of fish were spoiled for want of
sufficient sail ; ana a scuooner ruuj ar
rived in port after thirty days', fishing,
With 60,0UU pounas oi uaiium nnu oi,iw
nounds of cod-fish. Every member of the
crew received $170 as his share of the
profits of the trip.
- A Munich professor estimates tne
mnnnt nf tispr anniin.l1v manufactured in
Europe to be equal to 8,600,000,000 pints,
or more man enougn, ne says, u nmi mc
whole Prussian navy. The average
omnnnt rlrnnlr hv purh individual in 1808.
was, in Bavaria, 234 pints ; in England,
1JO , 111 XJglUUJ, 1-tv , 11 auo", v.,
France. 35 : in Prussia, 33 ; in Russia and
AS AN Illustration oi me prevalence ui
insanity on tne x-aciuc oasm wnwiwuu
ent states that on the 2d ult no less than
fnnr wn wavp. sent to a lunatic asylum.
and adds : " Californians live continuously
in . norfoot whirl nf feverish excitement.
enduring an amount of wear and tear of
bodv and brains not cquaiea m u an
street itselt There are few old Californi
ans to be rouna wno nave noi oecn rrcn
and poor again at least half a dozen times,
and most of them are poor now."
Yale has had among its alumni four
signers oi me iecittran"" vi uucvi,u
ence, one Yice- President, forty -four
TTnitixl States Senators, and fifty-eight
PrpatfAntfl nf Collecres. Princeton has
had two signers of the Declaration of In-twpnrv-AifTht
members of the
Continental Congress, one President, two
Vice-Presidents, forty-eight- Senators,
twelve Judges of the Supreme Court, six
teen Foreign Ministers, twenty-eight Gov
ernors, five Bishops, and thirty-aix Presi
dents of Colleges. ' - .
The first conference of the Methodist
T.iunn.1 ilinrxh waa hplfi at PhilmlAl-
.hi. in JnnA 1773 tn ministers only
being present, one of whom was Francis
ASbury, oi precious ana samwfu uieiuurv.
The membership was 146. In 1813, forty
years later, there were several conferences,
678 ministers,with a membership of 214,000.
In 1869 there were nearly 100 conferences,
.ina nnonhlA Rinhnn. about 20.000 re-
siding elders, circuit and local preachers,
and 1.500.000 members. The first Metho-
iiat acrmffli was n reached in New York, a
little over a century ago, to a congregation
of five persons. ......
The following statement shows the
mnmKar rt Pnatnfflwa in oneration in the
States and Territories of the United States
on the first of August: Alabama, 487;
Alaska, 2; Arizona, 14; Arkansas, 334;
California, 471; Colorado, 91; Connecti
on t SQ7 Dakota. 35: Delaware. 85: Dis
trict of Columbia, 5 ; Florida, 103 ; Georgia,
. w . . -ni- . cr-r. VJ! -
4UZ; idano, zv; nunois, i,ou, unuutua,
1,281 ; Indian Territory, 27 ; Iowa, 1.081 ;
VontnW 'KR.". Kansas. 886: Louisiana
220; Maine, 807; Maryland, 486; Massa
chusetts, va ; jucnigan, vai ; juinnesoia,
ATUti "ifiaaiattirmi S.V: MisflOUrL 1.111:
Montana, 53 ; Nebraska, 181 ; Nevada, 48 ;
New Hampshire, 401 ; New Jersey, 514;
New Mexico, 41 ; New York, 2,602 ; North
Carolina, 725; Ohio, 1,996; Oregon, 144;
ra. . a ar . T" 1 J J at a
rennsyivania,. a,tio; xuiuue xsunu, vo ;
South Carolina, 80S ; Tennessee,. 754 ;
Texas, 499; Utah, 105; Vermont, 450;
Virginia, 945; Washington, 69 ; West
Virginia, 561 ; Wisconsin, 1,021 ; Wyom
ing, 16. Total, 27,131.
VOL. XV.-NO. 5.
I lilflOIOCT UJ t USB Buuaga.
The codfish iz the child ot the oshun.
This ackounta for their being so salt.
They are caught with a hook and line,
and bite like a steel trap, and hang on like a
poor relation. - -
The j are good eating for a wet day ; they
are better uun an umoreua to aeep uuu
ripl codfish iz one ov the luxurys of
Hie, out ceunsn tnree tunes a uay wuuiu
weaken my confidence in them.
Codfish never venture in fresh water ;
they would spile if they did.
I never have been codfishing miself,but
think I should like it . better than fishing
I think I could catch frogs well enuff,
but i should insist upon their taking them
selfs off from the hook.
I had rather take a boss bumble-bee in
mi hand than a live frog, not because I am
afraid the frog would bite, but i am afraid
ov their kicking.
Sum people ain't afraid to take enny
thing with their hands, that they kan reach,
not even an eel, but if i should ever git
caught by an eel, if 1 couldn't settle with
him, right off, by giving him the hook and
line, i would throw the pole into the bar
gain and put for home.
The codfish iz sed tew be an aristokrat,
and to keep aloof from the other fish of hia
size in the sea, and claims tew be a relation
of the whales, but this looks to me rather
... . . , . ,, j ..1,1
I hav noticed mat tne couusn usu
. .ti(T nnm.r lin tint T think this iz more
owing tew the bone that iz in him than it
iz tew his blood.
Mrvol W ram fish. ThfT fni?bt
A A1V lliwv avava aaw aw J O
tew be well edukated, for they are alwas in
schools. . "
rro.,,.. .m vow mi tv t . nitA- and are.
caught with a piece ov old red flannel petty-
coat lieu on 19 a iioua.
Th. .in't thA nnlv kind ot fish that are
caught by the same kind of bait
JUacarei innaoii tne sea, uui uww wmuu
ilui ..imm alwrnz taste to me az
luiiam. wmj j w.. -- - -
though they had been born and fatted on
Tkft. wont a tmnA AaaI av frAshninc be-
fore they are eaten, and want a good deal
or iresnning aiierwaru.
tp t va h.Tnlpntv nf mflckrel for break
a . - j
fast, I can generally make the other two
a a a.
meals out ov coia water.
xrvol mm AnnaiilAWtd hv mennv folks
the- best fish that swims, and are called
... . . .an
" the salt or me eartn. ,
The Greatness of London.
We have seen thus far nothing more
marvelous than the vastness of London.
At first sight it seems much like other
I.voa nltio. tint a visit tn its hnsV thor-
oughfares, and its places of popular resort,
' i: .v k. ;n ilia
soon muKea uuc icaiuc .ua. u. w
mntrnnnlil nf thA wnrlrl ThpVA IS UO One
principal avenue which alone shows the
travel and tramc or ijonaon to tne e&icm
that Broadway represents New York ; in
fact that would seem impossible in a city
ten or twelve miles long by eight or nine
broad. On London bridge, however, and
in .iioh ofrAAta aa thn Strand and
Chespside, may be seen every pleasant af-
lernoun n inusa ui fciuuco uu -"p,
humanity such as it is tiresome to gaze at
a long time. To appreciate me aueot
London, one must also make excursions
toward the outskirts in different direc-
will Ha fr.nT.fi afreets and
BjAWAIOm, nuviv vv
sections which, in their general appear
ance, snow mat tney ave icvxhut givn u i
up from common roads and country
villages to hold now their part in the
densely populated city. A visit to
Hyde Park any pleasant afternoon
affords a rare sight as to the im
mense number of. private carriages
and equestrians which London can
concentrate with no apparent reduction of
vehicles elsewhere. None of the public
carriages are admitted, still the collection
is so great as to crowd the broad and bcau
;rl Snwiwin for milpa aa closely as is
practicable with driving at fair speed ; and
policemen are irequenuy neeueu iu a..-i-j
f ha wava fVnm heeomin'r blocked. Lon
don proper, or the city, as it ia called,
which was originally inside the walla, and
over which only me ixira .Mayor s junsuw
tion extends, is now but a kernel in the
thickly surrounding mass, and contains
only about 100,000 inhabitants, while all
svf thi. onnawta nf tnwna and vil-
liages which have gradually been absorbed
into the metropolis ; anu ims grow m sw
ing on at the present time at a marvelous
rate. The stranger in London is at first
confused by finding what is really one con
tinuous thoroughiare irequenuy uiviucu
into various streets, places, squares or
roads, and called by as many different
names. There also various streets oi me
.... m,r,h TTmir atrppt nf which
there are no less than fifteen, besides half
a dozen others resemDiing it as cioseiy as
King's square, or King's road. To identi
fy different points, London is divided into
nine postal districts, marked N. (north),
N. E. (northeast), W. C. (western central),
An . anrl in naminp any street or
auu ov vi , o j -
place it is usually necessary to give some
well-known square or street near uj, mm
generally the postal district also; for
example, Southampton row, Russell square,
W. C. ; or King street, C heap side Letter
to Gmoregatunudut.... -
Antidotes for Poisoning by "Morphia,
SlX - .
Tir T n Tlnncan. editor Medical Jntet-
tigator, writes to the Chicago Republican
of a recent date :
Recently I have noticed very irequent
accounts of cases of deaths by poisoning.
I'mW th hpjui of " Suicidal Mania.", you
give, in this morning's issue, quite a num
ber 01 aeams Dy morpnme, vyiymt, M-iiv.
strychnine. I am not so much surprised
that thia riaaa of nrrsons. whoshrink life's
burdens, should choose so soothing a
death-dealing drug as morpnia, as x am at
the ignorance displayed by many of the
vT:. otI.. Amra in thpoA rprwtrta.
IIYBli;uua wiiv "Fi r
Many of them seem perfectly helpless, ap-
, i '. ... i. . .rt mva M an-
pa rem y allowing in iiiuk
tidote this drug. . .
The most ready antidote for opium, mor
phia, or any other of its preparations, is
wifft6. -u Just' ordinary, .drinking coffee.
When sucn cases come unuer uuwuiauuu
(and nearly every person knows the symp
toms produced by opium), call at once for
coffee and give it fieely. The stronger
the mtusion me qu.ca.er you wm m ..
tho progress of the poison. As soon aa
imnrnnunt ia maTiifeftt hold OP On the
coffee. ' ' I could here cite, were it necessary,
a number of cases, where determined per
sons tried to commit suicide by taking
morphine, opium or lauaanum, out were
saved by the timely administration of
coffee. The physician can prescribe caf
feine, the alkalid of coffee, if he chooses
U be fastidiously proiessionai.
Camphor is another antidote nearly al
m at hand, and mav be used instead of
the coffee or until it is prepared. These
two drugs (campnor ana coueci wm
work so well together nor follow each
Athpr askwAii aa akme.. If the case has
not gone too far, I consider it an easy
matter to save the life of a person under
the narcotic influence of opium.
The effects of strychnine are more vio
lent and distressing, and it is, therefore,
less used aa a suicidal drug. Its antidotes
are many. Chief among them stands the
all powerful, ever present eefts. In cases
of poisoning by this drug, the coffee must
be the strongest 1 that can be made, and
must be given freely. Camphor is here
also a valuable antidote. '
' Arsenic produces such violent burning
and distress in the stomach that it ia falling
into diHfavor with this class of persona
They like to die quietly, without any
" fuss." Milk, olive oil, and sesqui oxide
of iron (common iron rust), mixed with
milk, should be freely given in cases- ot
poisoning with arsenic. .
Strange as it may seem, strychnine is an
antidote to opium in a certain degree. In
the hands of non-professional or unedu
cated physicians, they would be apt to do
more harm than good if given as an anti
dote for each other. It should be gen
erally known that coffea is almost a uni
versal antidote to vegetable poisons,
while camphor has in addition nearly the
same power over the mineral poisons.
Germ ast has about 300 trades anions
with about 30,000 members.
an i i -
Good-moratar.papal Tba da? tabepin. .-. mw .
Good-morning to every on. pmv as well ;
Doeaba atop hk tba net, till ha hear the In ;
beilf . . . .
Oood-roornlnr tt ta, ft the iky la so blna.
The eras is all ahinrns and pirklla with dw;
ThA birdiea ara ainirinc their merriest aorur. :
And the air thronga too window cornea bracing and
Good-mnrning It K for dark waa the nttit.
And chill v and Mill ; bnt the morning b bright.
If God did not watch aa and bring na the day, i
We would never be able to get np and play.
Vwin.iiwirntnr new dart I'm eiad wee awake.
i oar work and yonr snnsnine ana itoiic u eu ,
And Tn clad we anj able ao gayly to call
(jood-mornlny 1 gnod-oominjrt good-morniniT to
all! linsrlh and 1'orre.
SUrflng a Xasennu
EvEBTboyand girl should commence
very early in Klc to collect a museum.
We do not mean something as grand as
that in London, which is called the British
Museum, or anything as extensive as the
private collection in New York known as.
Barnum's Museum. We only mean that
they shall take some particular thing, if
tw Minnt tak-A mnn than one. and rol
led and arrange as many articles as they
can procure that pertains to it or are em
braced in the class. Once began, it is
wonderful to see what a fine collection
may be made in a few years. If there aro
several children in the same family it may
be pleasant to divide np and let each take
a distinct department There would be a
generous rivalry, and, at the same time, no
interference in eacn oiner a pian
There are very many gooa tnmgs mi
come from making these collections. It
always tends to develop habits of care and
order. But besides this it interests one in
the subject he Is working at, and in tho
end causes him to become interested in
other things besides. For instance, a lit
tle boy of ours commenced to collect old
postage stamps, and in a little while ho
wanted to know all about the postal sys
tem, when it went into operation, who in
vented it, how it is managed, and how it
pays. Soon he fell to collecting foreign,
stamps; and with that he began
to locate on the map the countries
whose postage stamps he had put
in his strong box. The different de
vices on the stamps were objects of inter
est and their significance were studied into.
If the head of the sovereign was repre
sented, he wanted to know something
about him, whether he was a good king or
a bad one, what language he spoke and
what sort of a country he ruled over.
A collection of fractional currency can
be made by any one, and in a few years
will be both curious and valuable. Coins,
be they of gold, silver, or copper, from tho
mint of this or foreign countries, are well
worth collecting. In getting together
these old specimens of currency many in
teresting facts will be learned. The boy
or girl that acquires a fondness for this sort
of money getting will have his curiosity
so excited by the strange coins he collects
that he will become a good historian with
out knowing how he accomplished it.
There are so many foreigners constantly
coming to the country and bringing with
them the various coins of their respective
countries, that they may easily be obtained
from them in exchange for our money.
Station agents on raikoads, and merchants
will exchange them with boys or girls
when they see that they are in earnest
about making collections. In fact, visitors
and others, when they see that a boy is
trying to do something in this way, will
help him along often t.mes by rare coins
out or their own pocKets.
Old coins are always valuable. The
cents that were coined in Washington's ad
ministration are now in so great a demand
that as high as $400 has been paid for one
of them Plenty as some of our coins
seem to be, in a few years those in use
now will become very scarce. We saw it
recently stated that outside of those inho
mint, there were but two full collections of
the corns of the United States in this coun
try. Now, it is not every boy that reads
this article, who has the means to
buy every kind of coin he sees, but nearly
nn Ann nf thpm ran nave the first new
cent or half dime and there is a different
issue every year and before he is very
1, 1 Yi a will hflvA a rollivtion that is of
,.,,. u. ' la. -- " t
irrnat vnlnA aa rnriositipS- and when he IS
compelled to sell them will bring a high
price. Better put ny some oi wieir snir
change " for keeps," than sqiend it for many
of the foolish tilings that boys spend their
We have spoKcn oi mcsc tilings, not ue
cause they are the best things to collect,
but to show what can be done by taking
a little pains. 3Iore pleasure and more
profit would be ucnveu Dy many irum
making collections of minerals, plants or
obiccts embraced in other departments of
natural history. A girl who would care
fully put by in band boxes Dearing meir
opposite dates, the bonnets that are
n,iii,t nnt Mii-h flpason. anil are thrown
away the next, would bare a collection in
a few years that would oe a never timing
source of amusement, and something that
nmiM nrnvo nf trrpat aallto to an V ono
who wished to complete a history of the
fashions. x'ravrve farmer.
To God'9 Kingdom." "
Kino Frederick of Prussia was once
traveling in his dominions and passed
through a pretty village, where he was to
remain an hour or two.
The villagers were delighted to see their
king, and had done their utmost in pre
paring to receive him. The school-children
strewed Cowers before him ; and one
little girl had a pretty verse of "welcome"
to say to him. He listened most kindly,
and told her she performed her task well,
which pleased her very much. He turned
to the schoolmaster and said he would like
to ask them a few questions, and examine
them in what they knew. Now there
happened to bo a large dish of oranges on
the tabic close by. The king t-xk up one
of these, saying. "To what kingdom does
this belong, children?" ' '
" To the vegetable kingdom, replied .
one of the little girls.
" And to what kingdom this?" contin
ued he, as he took from his pocket a geld
" To the mineral kingdom, she an-
" And to what kingdom do I belong?"
inquired he, expecting, of course, that she
would answer in the right order, " To the
animal kingdom." But she paused and
colored very deeply, not knowing what to
say. She feared that it would not sonnd
respectful to answer to a king that he be
longed to the animal kingdom; she puz
zled her little brain for a reply.
Remembering the words' in Genesis,
where it says that God "created man in
his own image, in the image of God crea
ted he him," she quickly looked up, and
said, "To God's kingdom, sir."
The king stcoped down, and placed his
hand upon her head. A tear stood in his
eye. lie was moved by her simple words.
Solemnly and devoutly did he answer,
" God grant I may bo counted worthy ot
that kingdom." i
Tomb of Adam.
The tomb of Adam ! How touching it
was, here in a land of strangers, far away
from home, and friends, and all who cared
for me, thus to cover the grave or a blood
relation. True, a distant one, but still a
relation. The unerring instinct of nature
thrilled its recognition. The fountain of
my filial affection was stirred to its pro
foundest depths, and I gave way to tumul
tuous emotion. I leaned upon a pillar and
burst into tears. I deem it no shame to
have wept over the grave of my poor dead
relative. Let him who would sneer at my
emotion close this volume here, for he will
find little to his taste in my journeyings
through Holy Land. Noble old man fie
did not live to see me he did not live to
see nis child. And I I alas, I did not
live to see him. Weighed down by sorrow
and disappointment, he died before I was '
born six thousand brief summers before
I was born. But let us try to bear it with
fortitude. Let ns trust that he is better
off where he is. Mitrk Ticaii.
The small steel chain which winds
round the fusee of a watch ia about eight
inches in length, and contains upwards of
five hundred links, riveted together. -It
is not thicker than a horse-hair, and the
separate links can but Just be perceived
with the naked eve. Most of these watch
chains are manufactured at Christchurch,
In Hants. The links are punched out by
girls from plates of steel, and very young
girls pick up the links, and rivst one to the
other. - ,
Mb. Robert Mills, of Reading Ta
has on his premises a curiowty rarely met
with, a duck having the feet of a chicken
the feet being without webs, and the
head graced with combs; the other part
of the fowl is bke an ordinary due.
Bexjahix Brows, of Stapleton, States.
Island, a graduate of Harvand, offers to
give $5,000 to the Oxford crew, if they
will consent to row the Ilarvards, on either
the Hudson or Charles river next autuo: