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Bvtakt larw.tl act tbeiri
For tweeter thai tfce sweetest a
- Of birds apoa a tree ,
, Wu the aiaaic of yor voice, lore,
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That beat wttAaUne. , ; '
t Bf? U rrowln dark, too,
The loom Mooai aa teaaw,
Tbe Mrde bare kvMtMi aonx, . :
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Ko tourer awaalpnc. I '
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Bat sweeter (ban the sweetest eong
Of Bird eaoaa tree. . ,
Is The maafc of year voice, lore, J
As yoa speak a sea. ,
alt beetle aw, '
: ana iv year aana .
I fall tart ay heart, toae,
With those ferae eyee of tkina.
Is there aagM changed witata UT
Has tt erowa
O tore I toast Ufa ta weary,
, Sow that lie year hold? ,
, The Glut Maeevery.
The Syracuse, N. Y, Standard gives
the following description of the rtnaarka-
bis discovery recently made oa the1 farm
of .a Mr. Newell, about thirteen miles
from that city . . The parties who first dis
covered tbe remaini Mr. Newell and a
lured sain were enraged in digging a
jrell at the time, and found tfce monster at
a depth ox about wo .and a ball feet from
tbe surmce or tne ground
The figure as found Is the "form of a
man. lying on his back, head and shoal'
dcra naturally Cat; it hip a trifle orer on
right sidei -the .right hand eweed on the
lower, part of the abdomen, with fingers
apart ; the left arm half behind, and its
hand against the back, opposite the outer;
the left let; and foot thrown orer the right,
the feet aad toes projecting at a natural
angle. ' The figure was of apparent lime
stone,", mixture of the 'gray and blue,
commen In most parts of the country, and
seemed perfect in erery particular. . The
mottles are well dereloeed; 'the ribs
mirht be counted: the noetrila are perfor-
: ated so as to admit a large sized finger up
f- near two Inches; the ones or toe. and
' ''finger' nails are plainly marked ; the left
i- ear is partially gone, but right one is per
fect and in proportion to the other parts ;
the nose finely shaped ; the forehead Jdirh ;
and the Adam's apple at the throat jutt
projecting out, as- u -asm common wtta
men. " The appearance of the " counte
nance i marks the Giant of Caucasian
race, and not the Indian. If a work of art
the artist has failed , in any effort at hair
on the head. ' . -'
We obtained measurements of this won-
derful petrified specimen of a past race
', (or, possibly sculpture) and they are as
' From top of bead to instep sole or nat
vxal standing height ten feet two and one
half inches. '
' From point . of chin to top of head,
twenty-one Inches. i
' Nose, from brow to tip, six Inches
across base of nostrils, three and a Quarter
inches. ,l'fi..i'.:i tA
Mouth. four inches.. - ?
From extreme of shoulders, three feet.
Hand across palm seren inches;
through wrist fire inches ; second finger,
"from knucklo loint, eight inches. . .
Leg, from hip Joint to knee' Joint,
three leet: throort ttaigV one kxh:
i calf, nine and i
a hair t
' Foot, nineteen and a half inches long.
We hare said that the wtole was. per
fect. And so ft appeared, except a few
flakes dropped off while the work of ex
humation wu going on; and perhaps oth
ers yesterday. If any well proportioned
man will make measurements of himself
as shore, he will see a striking agreement
of ratio. ' I
Though the figure has all the appear
ance of stone, nererthcleRS the outer sur
face shares off with a knife without ma
terially duDing the blade. .This was tried,
bat of course was not allowed to proceed
to disfigure Mr. Giant. A fale that fell
from the bottom of one of tiV feet looks
mock like gold quartz, but still is softish
and crumbles readily, with a sort of soft
'sandstone result. It rests on halfand,
half clay bottom, the earth above being, as
we have already said, of a lighter charactet-
Among the many who Visited tha won
der is the well-known geologist. Dr. J. F.
Boynton,' Who made a thorough exaniisa
tion of the discorery, digging under the
image in order to examine its back, and,
after mature deliberation, pronounces it
to be a statue of a Caucasian, the features
are finely cut and are in perfect harmoay.
The stone is. the gypsum of Onondaga
county.- It is the Doctor's opinion that
the statue was carred by- the Jesuits or
Jhe 'esrlyt inhabitants of .the country; and
waff placed ra the slough in which it was
found,, for. the purpose of concealing It.
It must hare been placed there by friend
lr hABdVfor an enemy would hare mu
tilated it. It was not buried, but was cov
.R,?" 5 !7S "
. i . i
ined tbe diacorery onthe 22d ultl and re-
Ktata fJoAlnvM Hall nT A ItenT narw I
marked that " this is certainly the great
est cariosity ever exhumed on the Ameri
can Continent and be it a petrified human
body or sculpture dt 'exceeds all Works of
art or nature I erer beheld." As the Pro-
-sssor'a time was- limited he was obliged
nateare without siring an opinion as to
what it was, but he carried away a por
tion of the body and some of the earth
upon which it rests, and also took tbe sur
jqundlafsof the country. ; a.$
' -A Syracuse correspondent of the New
York -Herald writes to that paper an ac
count of an alleged confession made by- a
man named Geo. Hooker, on his death
bed, who staled that ha knew of the ex
istence of the statue about a year ago, just
, as it, tad been secretly completed by a
French Canadian named Jules Geraud,
who had been at work for some twa yars
in the quarries of- Onondaga. Oeraud,
when about to die, revealed the secret af
the statue to Hooker, and made him
., promise not to mention tha secret until he,
Geraud, had been dead a week.; Before
the week, expired, the cabin containing
the statue' waa burned and the carred
" stone bad disappeared.
The Esraid correspondent adds the fol
lowing: m--'J -j---:' ';;iK ) i
One year ago, about the time of the
burning of Jules Geraadacabln, a stranger
came to tha hotel la Tally for a guide to
the house of Newell, at La&vette. A
wagon and guide were then furnished
him. After trareling ta within sight of
NewelTa 1onae he niud and dismissed his
guide and proceeded .mfocCXhiwas
K.l.j .1 Ui tra.nmr
A few days after ose af my informants
say two and others three days a wagon
containing a large box eleven feelong
was observed to be making its way) to
ward Newell'a house. Several rersdous
witnesses are willing to swear it was New
ell's team. i
There the substantial part of my narra
tive ends. I am confident the publication.
of this statement will bring out further
facts.' Several parties were mixed up
Vether in perpetrating this fraud, and
fear, a powerful emotion inhuman nature,
will compel some of the parties to furnish
the missing links in the chain of facts I
hare detailed above. The most surprising
hing about this is the magnitude of tha
hoax. All other attempts at humbugging
sink into insignificance by the side of the
, "Cardiff Giant.'' Ittcbard Adams Locke's
moon hoax and Poe's. story, "Hans
Phautt," are simply moonshine when
compared with the cool effrontery of the
Cardiff hoax. " rtystctana, geologists,
lecturers and savans hare visited the
statue of poor, half rrasy Ckraud, and
"returned dumbfounded. Twill close this
narrative by saying that Newell and his
abettors have persistently refused to al
' low any person competent to decide the
' question of this being a netrefaction or
, work of art to inspect it Professor xialL
"who was -allowed a few moments of
examination, waa pledged to reserve ha
opinion until penniagkm was given him to
make it known.
A Utah paper says that the whole num
ber of missionaries called in Utah to go
forth and preach the Mormon Gospel to
the people of the United States is about
A SIGHT Df A. HICK; '
""' Bt IATJl. BOFFThL,
Our firm had a lecacr : that is. had it for
somebody else who had paid, or was to
pay, us our professional toll for allowing
it to pass through our ItlghJy respectable
hands. Respectability is so rare now-a-days
as to be expensive ; we charged highly tat
what we had. Out firm was "Urounsea
Scott, Attorneys at Law, ith floor, Pndelo
Bl00kN3-' JX r... H5 ;
I'm not Crounse nor Scott both old,
homsiy toads of lawyers, knobby with ex
erescenees of legal lore, but with hearts as
warm and as Tonne ana as big asererbeat
in the human form only their head clerk,
MBit, Jenkins Mills, a little musty and
parchment-like in person and manners, it
Is true, but serviceable, Tery serviceable,
in a hundred ways. I warn t a young man,
nor an old one, unless forty years or there
abouts may be called old. Then; bless
roar heart f I had been with the firm
twenty years, and was as much a part of
it as old Mr. Crounse himaell. TOey paw
me a Terr large salary, more than I could
hare made at practicing, and gave me a
sort of interest in the net profits. I was a
single man ; and as long asl was satisfied
aobodr else had a riirht to rrumble.
" Well as I bare stated, our firm had a
leeacr. Iji a few words, it was a little box
or jewelry diamonds and other precious
stones in rich, quaint settings with a lew
English bank notes as packing paper.
Tne . contents of the box were estimated
aa worth about S 15.000. The whole came
to us from England as a bequest of heir
looms from a Miss Starks to a niece m Illi
nois, Miss Hattie Starks. We had it six
months before we could ascertainr where
I the devisee Bred.' Meanwhile a discovery
was made which just saved me precious
relics of the maiden aunt from a mysteri
ous disappearance, and brought upon the
stage an individual who came very near to
playing the character of villain to perfec
Mr. Roderic Murtagh was janitor of
our ereat building. He seemed remarka
ble principally because of his height
shout four feet eight inches; his weight
say one hundred - and ' thirty pounds ;
the rraritr of his thin wrinkled nee ; his
Lnttle eyes like black beads ; bis Jerxinesa
of speech; his nervous starts at uie open
ing and shutting or a door ; us rapidity
of action, and. last, but not least, his wile.
The two were new-comers the old janitor
having suddenly and unexpectedly fallen
heir to a slip of real estate in a cemetery
of which he bad gone to take permanent
possession, tearing the salary and emolu
ments of his position to an unnamed sue
feasor? - We kept our legacjrtrthe1 office
safe, and the Janitor on the fifth floor of
the building, where, in nicely furnished
rooms, he seemed to amuse himself at odd
times bv stand in p as a tareet for. snare
crockery,. skillfully shied by ponderous
Mrs. Murtagh, wbo was great in those
physical tnuta therein her hssband was
small. tier noted felling was a weakness
lor uie PQtuo an error in wcaumg upuu
which, as a human pump, she operated
with extraordinary powers of' suction.
She was red-faced, fat, neat as women usu
ally are. but with a devil dancing contin
ually in her eyes that spoiled her other
wise motherly appearance. I used to meet
her and her shaggy rat dog on the stairs,
and it was a fortnight. I think, before I
knew whom she was. and where she dwelt.
I write thus particularly of thisjcouple be
cause, in a cunning war, they compassed
my downfall, old and trusted as 1 was.
Which of the two was the-planner of the
schema was never known. - L
I made Mr. Murtagh's intimate acquaint
ance under very peculiar circumstances.
I had seen the man skipping hither and
thither in his duties as office-cleaner, and
thoucht him a shr.' insignificant creature.
sensitive as to his size, and shrinking
from observation and talk, beaten by his
wife into a pitiable slarishness, and harm
less as a lamb. . Returning from the thea
ter late one night l saw a ngni in me 01
fice. It shone dimly through the yellow
shades, which, against our habit, were
drawn down. I was rerr much sur-
Drised at this, for - Mr. Crounse 1 was
nut of town, and I had lust said rood
night to Mr. Scott at the theater, And the
famitnr should hare finished his work at
least fire hours previously. It was barely
possible that Air. scon naa gone up, pass
ing me unseen whfie I was talking with
a friend at the corner. Mr surprise in a
moment gare way toJarm, when I
thought of the legacy buried in the saTe,
of which I alone carried the key. This
legacy had worried me and broken my
sleep for many a night, being, so to speak,
under my sole care. I ran up stairs very
liffhtir. hearinrno sound save the patter
of the feet of frightened rats scampering
across and up and down the dimly lighted
halls, and tried to open the door of the
front office. It was locked. At the same
instant I heard a sound of violent sweep
ing within. It ceased when I pounded
the door : the bolts clicked back into their
places, the door was . swung cautiously
open, and through a cloud of strangling
dust I espied tha janitorj . 1
Your work's late to-night, Murtagh 1 "
"Yes! sir. J was down with a lever all
""J . .
?.8UV Better go Into thh bscx-room, sir.
I'm through there."-
" No! It doesn't matter. I saw the light
and only came up to see what was going
M V . . . 41 V. 11,. .1..
on, i repuea, groping uuvugu uic uugt,
toward the safe.
" Yes, sir 1 Am sorry I was late about
the office." 4
0,nerer mind! It's all right" But
the words were hardly off my hps when 1
saw that the safe doors were not lightly
dosed. Mr heart gare one wild
Jump of fright ' He must hare been close
lr watchinr me, for -on the instant he
stenoed forward. ''
Beg pardon, tarJ I found these- "keys
on the floor by your desk, a little while
am. and was afraid they were important'
He never looked into my face as he held
out the keys, among which I saw those of
the safe, and his hand shook noientiy as
I took them from him. Jle turned away
and continued hi work without another
It seemed to me then, and does now, as I
ercall the place and cireamstance,that I was
iuhkp hofin an nttorir surrjrised br anr
hannenin as br this one I would have
taken my oath, as strong aa it could be
worded, that I had carefully locked the
a&fc that niahL as was uif habit, just be
fore tearing the office. What then ? That
I had set down in the huge arm chair and
read the evening paper jor a iew minutes.
And after that tl had dozed seven jnin-
utes by the clock, than got up, once more
trbw. th a.fn. knew it was locked, and
went out of the office and locked it Now
I the safe was open, j,
J Rim ilhha BIWMed 1 BeCOJ B,' UnlOBCHPU.
and other rsJuables were 'kept, was closed
and its contents safe, I was perplexed be
yond expression. How did nunagn.oo
tain thna km f At first I could only M-
swer the question by supposing that they
had dropped from my pocket upon the
floor while I was napning. But that did
not explain why the safe . door, was open.
when I knew I had locked it In my
mind I then decided the matter. While!
was meditating, the janitor, watching me
closely and furtively all tha time, labored
wildly, wielding his broom -fiercely, mak
ing a great deal of noise and a little whirl
wind of dust This manner of labor was
unnatural to him. . Suddenly, ready to de
n.rt he had his hand on the knob. Every
motion now seemed to indicate his anxiety
to get away from me. I stepped between
him and the door, and pusned him away.
What does this raeaa ?" he demanded,
with an oath, his whole body trembling
with fury.' .
-You opened that safe," I said, very
ttv tint iWwminMlrv.
"You lie, thenT he shouted, dancing
Kroit in Tisi fnar
When ths little riper said that I took
hnM nf tw1 ahnnlr him shook him hSXd
an that h winkwt his eves ouickly and
opened and shut his mouth like a fish out
of water. I think It rather surprised him
to find how light and small he was.
" You opened that safe!" I repeated,
"and you picked my pocket of the keys.
I charged him with this because the keys
being in my trowsers pocitei couiu not
drop out unless I was held up by the heels,
and also because the inner safe key the
one belonging to the strong box was
taken from the ring where.it was always
carried and used alone in the lock. I was
too careful, too precise in my Tigilance
orer such- important matters as this af the
Jewelry, to leaye my keys anywhere but
m my pockets.
, rAppearancesare against me, d u'en,
ejaculated MurUghfter Ky second accuav
con. r . i '': j r. ': I
" They are indeed," I coincided. " Donl
let them ride you to the penitentiary !
,. rai a muraie aa regarusu me wiui a hmx
villainous look in his eyes. .
Ah! if my wife were onry here I She
is about your size,- and could shake you
into rags in a iiffy. Then I would laugh.
Now, I am only strong enough to be the
worst enemy rou hare mind that t " -With
one mighty sweep onus Droom ne wen
sent me sprawling upon the floor and
darted out Info the dusky labyrinths of the
great buiMing. , .
The next aay we naa a new janitor.
The firm was also in trouble. In order to
ascertain the whereabouts of Miss Hattie
Starks. manr letters and advertisements I
' a tAMMnMaanM I
At hut when our stock of patience and
UHl TM11IT HI IIIIIWHiU wvi u.otwmv.
hope was almost exhausted, a letter from
her had reached us; in fact it had come
two days before my Interview witn u-ic
Murtaghu' It said, in substance, that she
lived in Mkldletown. Iowa, sixty miles
from any nilroad, and with cniy- eemi
weekly coaches; that, there was ao ex
press line of any kind, and that the only
way lor net iooouuq ner mus iwuio w
v. . ... . . , ...
our hands was euner to sen a u oj uie
h&nda of a trustr nerson or wait until she
could come for it If practicable she would
lixe tne xormer course o oe uu.cu. iw
letter was now missing. We had had it
. m m a. V. A -1 Riks
out while discussing what action should
be taken the decision oemg tnat tanouia
have a play-spell and carry tne leweis
there myself. , It was an important though
not a serious loss this letter. Our opin
ion about it was that it had fallen into the
waste-paper basket and been burned. No
other idea as to the cause of its disappear
ance entered my head. . -
in new or mv lourney l was as jonat
and frolicsome as a school boy on the day
of my departure. - The valuable little box
was snugly stowed away in my valise,
which was never to be without my reach.
"Take care of yourselL Miliar said
Rnvtt twisting mr hand.
Dont marry her, ana come oacKwiin
the fortune!" cried Crounse, as 1 crept
carefully down the stairs.
Not unless I'm tortured into it!" I
Innrtwvi hack." '
Hurrying along tne street to ine depot,
encountered Mrs. Murtagh.
"Coin' to leare us?" she inquired,
planting her burly form in my way.
"Airyer gout' fur away." .
Iowa." I ierked out. .
Yer must so through Chicago, then f
" Yes'm," I answered, wondering why
she' asked. .- .
"Well! 000-6!" holding out her
dumpy hand. " Good-bye, Mr. Iiillfl ! Hus
band and me air a goinT to Boat in' to-mor-ry
and shant come back again. By the
war. here's a letter tout firm lost I
guess." handing me Miss Stark's commu
nication. Then continuing. "I wantter
say that I bear ye no ill will for shakin' up
Roddrick the other night He orter bare
it oftener for bis good; but Tm getting too
weak in tha lints to do it up nanflsomeiy,
and the doctor's .
" Never mind, Mrs. Murtagh. i n forgive
you ; but you must excuse me if I leave yoa
in order to catch the cars. She seemed
exceedingly disappointed at not being al
lowed5 to- rettere her mind of what the
doctor said. In fact I felt a little ashamed
of treating the Woman with such brusque
ness, and half turned in my walk to look
back. Doing so I saw that her husband
had Joined -her, that he carried a bundle in
- ... . .i . i
li u arms, mat sue was poinunc ww mo,
nd that finallr. they suddenly separated,
going ' in oppoaiu; uuvcviuiui uu iigu,
.nirlea to mr course.
. I . Ji .1 -. m V
The only marxed events oi my riue v-j
Chicago might be summed up as being
two.: One, Uie apparition, on the platform
of amiserable way station, of Mr. Murtagh,
in tbe guise of a very fat man with red
d: 7 . .
moustache; second, an accident which hap
pened a little while before rescuing uni
cago. In the first case I no sooner saw
the fiirure than I rose from my seat and
with my carpet-bag which traveled be-
. f . 1 T -..
i ween my leev in. my uouu w a vui
only to realize that the phantom, if it were
ani-h. had disaooeared. unless dy mirac ne
had been transformed into the decrepit
old apple man stealing out of the darkness
of the night to rend his stock in trade
upon the train.' Heartilydisgusted withmy
suspicion, l went duck w my aca uuit vj
encounter, a little later, an .accident
which threw a car from the track. This
delayed our arrival in Chicago until after
midnight A few 'busses and one hack
were in -waitinc As I stepped out into
the tiara of the gas lights the hackman
came up to me and said :
- Wll. what of it .
" Tm the man you want and you're the
man 1 want."
Vm lr Old man ' Scott telegraphed
me to meet and take good care of a man
nf Tmr dMrrintion rounr man -wun
side whiskers' small ralise in hand,, and
named Mills'' saying it with an air of
my heart by the kindness of the partners,
so delicately exhibited. - You know the
Tm the man, then, 1 saki, warmeu u
old gentleman T
"Guess I do! was his coachman for a
little while, once upon a time."
r Yes! Y-e-st" clutching my precious
traveling bag closely to my side. He was
a long time at least five minutes in get
ting me to his vehicle. Once entered, the
door was slammed to, the driver stuck his
head through the window and inquired
" where to t " in an off-hand business way,
and mcfiiTnig his answer, raised the win-
dnva. mattering something about 'the
niirht air hfimir vrr damn. Before start
ing I asked how far it was to the depot
whence my train was to leare, and was an-
Bworenl that it waa a mil A. ,
With a. whistling whirl to bis whip
and a sharp "git, tne a river pa aa
horses omok tsV6Vbeaawnai
nrnvMl to be one of the most terrible rides
f .-i . u Wo mmIm!
noisDy orer stone paremenU; then rolled
upon the wooden Nicolson that lulled the
trareler into drowsiness. , The lamps were
all out but as we dashed along the streets
I could faintly discern policemen, now and
then, lingering, like belated shadows, by
nniii vhm mTBterer were cnoruaiiuc.
atmrnera where the night WtnOS uiew
nnW ?wi thirst into their throats, in Btair-
mn whvtre odd lights through colored
curtains flickered against their stars, along
past houses dreary in ihadovrt, past uou
forsaken women tramping up and down
the streets, past empty; echoing croas-
wayswith dogs cnasmg eaca omer
phantoms. - But houses and policemen
and women and lighU grew fewer until
nothing- was risible to me, watching from
the window, but a great moor or prairie.
A t thla ohanirA from the dtV tO COUntry I
grew frightened. I had been uneasy for
some time, thinking my Journey of a mile
from one depot to another was strangely
prolonged, yet never dreaming of harm,
and almost oblivious of the treasure be
tween my feet, so interested had I become
in watching the silent scenes of a mid-
nio-hton tha streets of a large dty. As
th?a mali ration of mr situation and of th
change of localities flashed into my mind,
a subtle terror possessed sso and sent tbe
blood, like fire, through my reins. At
thAt rery instant the driver began to roll
out from his stentorian mugs the inspirit
ing song or "Bonnie JJuadea." i was
i nt thinking that that was an odd happen
ing for such a man and such a place, when
eras went In the little glass window oe-
hind me; a second later and I seemed to
hare a thunder-storm in my head.
The blow was an ugly one, aa it was
doubtless meant to be, and I felt the warm
blood trickling down my neck ; but l was
not stunned for longer than a breath. Be
fore I could move, however, even ao much
as to turn my head after it receired the
terrible stroke, I felt hands slide something
orer my head and around my neck ; which
something was drawn so taut that I could
barelr slip in my fingers between it and
mv throat to keen me from strangling.
Then a voice that sounded rery familiar,
hnntAil " The moon is out f
The driver ceased his song, shouted
" whoa 1" to the galloping horses, jumped
from his perch, and opened the door as
my hitherto unseen . assailant auunmea
back the other.
With the first blow of thesasaasinlhad
Instlnctivelv kicked mv little Talise under
the front seat and was nreDared to fight
orer it so long sa I had consciousness or
the liberty of so much as a finger.
Though it may seem egoosucai, 1 oeciare
that f was not frightened but enraged.
crazy with the strength of an anger that
I Had no idea was pan or my nature, a
seemed to consume with its fierceness.
. When mr assaQant opened the left door
of the carriage, the light from the lamp in
front glanced across Ms lace ana reveatea
Roderick Murtagh, as. from the voice, I
had half expected. He looked in with a
leer of triumph on his face more devilish
than human. In a second my mind re
verted to that night when I found him in
the office, and the safe open ; then back
atain to mr treasure, hid under the seat
Hegardless or tne consequences wnicn
. - - i ...
must inevitably follow my action, I quickly
drew no mr leg.and. witn au tne strengtn
' w ' . ., ,
at my command, sent my heavily-shod
foot rnll and fair into that fiendish face.
Before I could recover myself, the driver
upon me with his full weight homing
me with the grip of a giant Then I be
gan to shout 8 Murder, though the cord
around my throat seemed cutting through
to the bone. Then, as if in a horrible
dream, uprose the flayed and ghastly face
of Murtagh, and in his uplifted hand
shimmered a knife. '
" Tt me at him. Jim." he hoarsely whis-
vjered. "None of that Roddy, none of
that" answered the phlegmatic Jim, in
sinuating his hand into one after another
of my pockets. " No murder, you know !
y on nromiaea me tnst.
-just one aiasa ana you may wji
.No! no 1 1 ten you no muraeri jrut up
. . 1 a T-A
that Km.i).nrnn1 1 " ...
miui wvou mf tv vtu a w aa
Yet I kent erring all the W 11110, " Juur-
derl murder! murder 1 " and struggling
tAnarionalv for libertv.
. Jim hunted awhile on the bottom of the
f."iaga, girfihighinutpJf itkfllmlry against
my kicks, and nnauy snouveo,
- ii n it. ti a Prme.
Tt'a tn the valise ! " cried Roddy.
"That's gone. Stop his noise! this
isn't a slaughter house.1
. "i ll make it one." was tne savage an
swer, as he leaned into the carriage with
"Steady, rtoaay i ana Jim ra
through the back window. "Curse my
luck ! there comes a carnage, me aune
are on the keen run, and there's a star on
the front seat They're after us" and
he backed out of the vehicle, and began
to run across the prairie as fait as he could
gO. -.. .:.;..-
D . . ... . . . X . 1 .
rtoaay aid not seem at au ingniuM .
this news: He put one hend on my shoul
der. ' 44 With my compliments," he whis-
nrn-Ad Then I felt the knife cut througn
clothes and flesh, and I grew deathly sick
with the wound. And the knife descend
ed, and another spasm of unutterable
agony ran orer me. Apparently satisfied
with his work, the ruffian leaped from the
stena. and followed his companion as
nmrklT aa nossible. ' 1
One, two, three shots in quick succes
don fram the annroachlng carriage. One
of our horses utters a prolonged cry of
pain, kicks furiously lor a socona, men
they both bound madly forward at right
angles to the course of the other hack,
which follows in pursuit of Jim and Rod
dr. . . '
J . f . m .
now ateaia nrer me a leeiinr oi sweet
relief, a sense of bliss, of resignation, of
ntter carelessness as to lire or a earn, u
this feeling the ecstacT of death, I wonder?
The warm blood bathes my body, and,
avowing weaker and weaKeras the run
away steeds fly along the ground, bump-
inr im nacK acauiM juuiuwu. wki
hummock. I pass into unconsciousness.
At times mr eves ooen and for a minute
or more I am able' to recall the events of
the night Vainly at such periods dot
struggle to loosen tne com arouna my
throat. It has worn and chafed into the
flesh, and each tremor of the coach is
vn trrtnr At last, after re nested ef
forts I heenme conscious that It is tasteneu
outside, and so by degrees, I am able to
get out my Xmue, ana saw ana cuiumu
the strands are severed, and I fall forward
tmntt the seat at rest Of how long the
horses ran, or wnen or wuere or
itimnivl T have no knowledge. In ray
mnmenU of consciousness I realized that
they were in motion; their speed I could
, At dawn I came back again to reality,
and found that I was lying upon the bot
tom nf the carriage, and that the animals
seemed to be browsing on the grass, scarce
ly moving. ' ' ., .v ' ,.
At once A recaueu vnc ctcum m w
w?rht Vfv wounds whether severe or
not I could not tell had stopped bleeding
Kt, ivinv as I did. mv clothing had
pressed upon them and acted as a sort of
bandage. I did not care for them ao long
Ml had preserved the Measures connaea
m T Mnnlated all nuuuui servaau
whn hul anfTered in defense or sucn trusm.
I put my hand under the seatafone after
ifw mdiae isoa Mat
Tt wu inMmHeahle its disappearani
for Jbn had declaaed, I remembered; that
he could not -find it When this loss be
came certain to me, the tears oame, and
eT,w tima T went like a childcried
until the pain of my woiinds made ma
ashamed of my weakness. Then I began
to plan what to do in this 'emergency. I
mnM not move. I was so weak; in fact I
did not dare to make : any attempt to
change even my position, uncomiortaoie
as it was. I could only wait tor neipto
come to me. Ah! but where was I The
place was silent as a cemetery, save ior i
Songs of bird Evidently tha dty had
mnt .wo-r -Inst then, as if providenti
ally, the report of a gun far away roused
the norses ana uicy uuiuw ."
r . what aeemed to be a smooth road.
Mother Goose sent me consolation in a
rhyme, , . ,Ka-ni mm., vm.'
- The devil isnt driving, I said to myself.
and waited for the next phase or anaira.
t. .Mr an I could fudge. SDOUt
twentr minutes later. w mw
buggr dashed up in the rear.
. . .
riwwwi hnra." laughed one.
; "Bee the blood on that Wby
he's been shot wnoar -rooouungiy
aa flgmi XOHJVlVUaU vivi av awii
as to frighten me. They heard it though,
mrA Arm ao doselrthat they saw me.
buu - --- ... ., m .11.
"Well! Weill saw one m tucio, vua
looks like a murder, wnoa, mere, you
devils!" to the horses. The beasts came
to a halt and the men openw. uie bwck
What'a the matter nerer -wnrevner.
" Tm badlv cut up. I think. How far
u to the cftr to a surgeon
wTnth ritv ten miles! to a sunreon.
rmone," and 'getting into the carriage he
began, tenderly, to examum mj wuunua.
"Well sir, you are pretty thoroughly
slashed. Jt's nothing serious tnougn; au
flesh wounds," he aeaoeo, naa a nmr ex
amination. " can you bhum u w nueto
K mt ...
"Lyingdownt Tee. Ihare been this
wainTS midnight If rou will hero me
ahmg, surgically .Tn try two or three hours
. TH,"man rave a little whistle of surprise.
and said, u all right" Hitching their team
behind, the doctors companiuu uiwtw we
hack toward town, where we arrived safe
ly, and to my surprise, with rery little
pain to myself, in consequence of the doc-
tOTS Skill, wnlCU, auer a uuti uuic, ac
me, a sound man, once more upon my
UT course, uie 6". ii-"
after my arrival at tne waa, ruuco wi-
t -t,mA mn tha other night There
were two patrolmen with me on the hack,'
"That WaS gOOd snooung, cicigwu.
. . , a
rre at a man anu au " .
" Kb ! dont you Know s
4 "Know what?" t A
We kined Flibbertrglbbet" ,
"An outsider-a looker-on perhaps
Not a bit of it He was the, driver.
"Jim. - The other fellow, a newun,
Woii I that's not bo bad. after all.
Rat. fterffeant how came you to fol
' " Mere luck, sir. I was near the corner
of 'Thirty-second street when the hack
weatbr: and I saw a man rring flat and
asug upon that place at the back I dont
Know wnat tney can n wnere a innaa
ought to be carried, but' isnt There's
dirty work meant by that, I said to myself,
and called two men to me being bound to
follow. But it was ten minutes, I guess,
for we could catch a hack.. You Know
the rest . .
I believe I knew it painfully welL It
was nearly -m month before I recovered
from the effects of that knowledge. It
mat me the lesmcr. besides, which couldnt
be found, though carefully sought for. If
Roddy had them, he got away safely;
Since the foregoing was written, two
years ago, the Jewels have been recovered.
That, too, was in the. papers, and it was
my work. I journeyed to Boston on busi
ness. In the evening went to a theater.
I hadnt been" there half aa hour when,
looking around, I saw in tha ears of a wo
man two seats in front of me, the ear-rings
of that legacy for which I had shed not a
little blood. Then I saw the necklace,
and two or three rings -on her fingers.
When the woman turned her face so as to
cereal its profile, ' I recogagzed it, and so
wrote a little note in pencil and sent it to
her. It read like this, as nearly as I can
rmutmlwr : .
"Mr. Jenkins Kills, of Crounse, Scott
sMills, presents his compliments to juts.
Roderick Murtagh, and, demands the
rings, necklace, eta, she now wears, and
which were part of the legacy to Miss.
Starka of which Mr. Murtagh relieved
Mr. Mills two years ago. Shall Mr. Mills
do himself the honor of calling to-morrow
with Captain BHnksor the police, for
the rest of the valuables?"
An usher handed her the note. The
blood left her cheeks as she readit Then
her eyes ran orer the audience until look
ing hohind her she recogniaed me. Turn
ing the note she wrote on the back,
"Dont expose me! Tou shall hare
everything. Wait until the performance
is ended f and handed it back tome on
a a . A a A i
we ena oi ner Bui. :;-
She was true to her word ; and in this
way Miss Hattie Starks finally received
her legacy, mildly baptised in a little of
mv blood. There was no romance in her
character, or I am sure she would not hare
married a fanner and left me a bache
lor. Chieage Journal.
Plowing with Elephants, r
fUwral rears ago Mr. P. T. Barnum put
an elephant to the plow on a piece of land
he owned on tne line or tne flew i or a
New Haven RrOroad, at Bridgeport The
duly costumed and turbaned "Asiatic"
who tendea tne eiepnani was sure tu w
seen busily engaged in plowing whenever a
train passed by, and ere long all the papers
in the country noticed this new and won
derful feature in agriculture in Connecti
cut. Thousands of persons came from all
parts of the country to see Barnum's ele
phant plow. Presidents and secretaries
of agricultural societies wrote to Barnum
to know whether the elephant really was
a ramable addition to the animals used
for farm labor ; how much work he could
do ; how much food he required, and how
much he could draw. -
To which-Mr. Barnum invariably re
plied that the cost of keeping such an
animal, to say nothing of the original cost
of from $10,000 to $30,000 for an elephant
would preclude the general introduction
of elephants upon New .England larms.
Tint thpn aa to how much an elephant
coukfjdraw, whylhe cslculatedthat this ele-
phant, plowing in Bridgeport, would draw
at least 100,000 visitors during the summer
to Barnum's Museum in New York.
-And no doubt it did. There never was
a better bit of out-door advertising.
But in England they are now manuiac
turing Jarge numbers of elephant plows,
which are sent to India, for there the ani
mal is made serviceable in this way. Two
men guide the plow, another man directs
the animal, and the elephant marches
along all day, turning up a ridge and leav-
mg a rorrow tnree ieet ueep anu juutbuu
a half feet broad. This is deep and sub
soil plowing with a vengeance. New York
The Science of Shooting.
Tks difficulty of hitting flying and run
ning game is. greatly increased u the
ahooter is ignorant oi tne pnacinca
should guide him in taking aim. - We
know that practice is for the most part
better than precept and. Just as a man
may be a first-rate billiard player without
knowing that the-angle of incidence is
equal to the angle of reflection, so he may
become a brilliant shot without being
able to explain how be kills his game. A
great deal may nevertheless be learned by
precept, and many a man. would improve
IB snooting u aa gava , am muu w mic
matter. It is a common notion tnat aim
should be taken in front of a moving ob
ject so that Uie shot should meet it at a
. . i ana a J UA iV.i 14
certain point, mere is no aou uun, u
the distance could be calculated accurate-
la proportion to the swiftness or tne
ffhtnf . . bird, a shot fired in this way
would take effect, and in many eases it is
probably done. But neither is this theo
retically the right method, nor is it the
way. to achieve certain success. Many
men not only try to aim some yards in
front of a bird, but tninx tney always
Ann an vh1 thSV kill -1 and they
blame themselves for not having allowed
distance enough when they miss. We
would have tnem uaniaa meir uuuuuiura,
and practice tha true and much: simpler
principle. JnoWHisnaruiy ueuwiuj w
explain that if a gun is held still when
fired the forces operating upon the shot
are two oaly-r-that is to say the first in ths
direction in which the barrels are point
ing, and the second toward the earth ; the
im amwiinmiMt as the former de
creases. ( Taking the ordinary distance of
lorry yaras, wiuun wmui w
calculated to take effect we may dismiss
the effect of the force or gravity, ana no
allowance need, be made to overcome it If,
howarer -tha gun is in motion at the mo-
mmt it 1. nrad. - another force is apphed
in the direction vol the motion, cup-
nir ia moved to tne ngnw mere
will be a force moving tha shot to tne
right and another in the line of the bar
rels. . The place where the shot will
strike will be in the direction 01 me re
sultant of these two forces." This pnna-
nlA of drnamics shOUU he worougmy ap
prehended by the shooter. In firing at a
bird crossing him he should more his gun
at the same pace that the bird is flying,
and aim straight at it The knack is to puil
tha tricrmr without stoppiar the lateral
motion. The truth of this may be shown
by throwing a ball from one side of a rail-
war carriage to aiwa,T , ur www .wu,
when two trains are running side by side
. ww frxnuntlr do in leaving Water-
too Stationlby throwinr the ball from the
carriage window or one into toe opposite
one of the other. A good shot covers the
hare or bird as quickly as he can bring his
gun to his shoulder, and follows it as it
nmrn If It U IOO CJOBO. BO IBS 1 nuttKi
be broken to pieces, he watts untu n nas
gone some way before n epulis me trigger.
Bat if ha cannot cover it until U has got
nearly to the limit of his rang he fires as
quickly ss possible. Of course, the nearer
tM quarry tae wit iwmu, uv
i iiia? iaaaiai why so manr misses are
at the full distance of forty yards is
because the sportsman is too eager -and
fires in haste. Great quickness is no doubt
attended with success, but we advise more
care to be taken the farther off the game
rises. As the forces operating on the shot
rijrniniah ia proportion to the distance it
traT4a. arana allowance may be made in
mr long ahots. and aha may successfully
be taken higher and a little in advance of
the object, urn very long snots are inex
cusable unless the bud is likely to fall on
an open grass or stubble field, or the re
triever can be relied upon to find it when
winced. In shooting at an object when
moving straight away the aim should be
rather over it, ana great steaqinnw ia re
quired, so that in pulling the trigger the
gun should not be ierked to one side. A
fittle practice at rifle shooting is of great
service in these oases, for no oae kaows
better than a volunteer how often he pulls
so that his shots go to the right ,
There is more knack and greater cool
ness required to kill things coming up to
the shooter, for instance, partridges driven
over his head, or rocheting pheasants.
There are two ways of killing these shots.
NOVEMBER .12, 1869.
Either they may be taken point blank
as the bird attains the lull height
of its flight and turns to fly away, in
which case the gun is held street ; or they
era followed as they com Bp, and an up-
. . r . .1... .. T I.
wara motion is given. iu uw gu".
not bad practice to have a ball thrown up
and try to hit it as it turns, but the plan
of moving the gun upward as the bird
rises is the best Ground game coming up
ahnnld be fired at Point blank a little be
llow, for there is most danger of shooting
over it - v r .
A litle more may usefully be added with
regard to holding the gun. Many men
hold their left hand close to the trigger
guard, but we never saw a really good
shot do so. It is impossible in such a po
sition to have freedom of action, for the
weight of the gun falls beyond, the left
hand which is used to support it Tbe
Mt nMiwt a tn Tm able to move the gun
quickly in the proper direction, and todo
this the left hand should grasp the piece
well forward, and at least as far as the
end of the woodwork. Practice alone can
rnirl tha artortsman to bring the stock
rJooa in to his collar-bone and hold his
fright hand so that the forefinger mar
pass from .one trigger w tae uuuw .iu
tha naoeasarr ' speed. : Experience win
soon show him that the pull must be mad
withnnt a. fork-, and if he will bear care-
fnTlr in mind what we hare said about
the lateral motion to be given to the shot
he will not fau to make many a gooa nag.
Pall Mall GatetU.
... 'Remarks by Josh sminga, ; ;
' men a man hain't got enny thing to
say, then iz a good time tew keep still
thare ia but few people who bar missed a
good opportunity tew remiiaie tnew opui-
. ' . 1. w AMAAtntrtfflM
JUSt aOOUi az cercuamja
end or a church piety creeps out oy tne
Thoze who bar the iewest nuungs see
... . mn'-
the fewest in others; ' ' -
Pride is as universal az hair on the head
some are proud ov their rirtews, sum or
their rices, and sum, having neither them
selves, brag on other people's.
LoVelOOKS tnrougna tcicawyw, ""Ji
through a miCTOScope. ' -
An industrious man i acu.u - "
uian. . . ... . . . -
Men will believe their pasnuna quicaer
than they will their consciences, and yet
thmr naahnns are generally .wrong, and
their consciences alwus right .1 ,
It ain't mutch truDie tew near tae
of sum body else's lame back, but tew bar
the lame back onesself aint so stylish.
Dispiaing fortune ix not a sure way to
gain her favors pipe to her and she may
dance to you. ,j.
Take all the interest out or this world
and there wouldn't be friendship enuf left
for seed.- ' . ' . . ' . ,
Sekrets are a burdsn, ana tnat i a
reason why we are anxious to nay some
body help us carry tnem. -tWn
men so full of vanity that
they could not endure the sight or a pea
cock with his tale on parade. . "'
f Tm most excruciating ww?
excessive poUteness. ' m
Lazyness iz uxe mwnwin, mw
rtI Uunk a bear in biz claws it preferable
tew one with gloves on. .
Misanthropy don't pay there ain't no
man living whose hate'the world cares one
"raWt knowlov enny thing on the face
ov this earth more remorseless than T per
cent interest .
If I was called upon, tew describe Elo
quence, I should do it as I would a suit of
clothes uov suitable texture and a per
fect fit.". . y--' . ' :
Rash men ken be korekted, bat aon 1
par to labor vniu . P. .. .
ine man vuu'W jj
-.irnr n( bein forgiren has mased one
ov the greatest luxurys ov life. ;
1 have seen coquej
malice in it than a ewe lamb friakmg on
ti.'t" nnm immi a man who utters his
opinyuns with immense deUberaahun, and
after they are uttered they don't amount to
. af a -a. M rniatonnna
ennythiBg, l wroe mm wu uw
phooL . nnv ilaTi ir.
Tne grate cry "
"Whafs trumps." . - - .- . j
Love iz a weakness, dui u 1 u
kind ov weakness that repentance -both
ov them are creditable to our na
A man iz hi own oest irrcuu Uu wwb.
Friendship is an eaxtheuware, if it iz
broken it kan be mended : but lore is like
a mirror, once broken that eaas it
v Gravity iz no more an eviuw
dom than it iz or ill natur.
The greater the man the less his rirtews
appear, and the larger his faults. r
The man wno atuu - j
n.LZ-jAf mimnettw tot wtf ; thare is
jast sz mutch diffrence as thare iz between
iso man ever uiubw
natur by substituting sum invenshun ov
his owi but what Deabotchjchov it
Religion In tneas aaya w"F- w'
Tsnity and piety; and each man and wo-.
nianYz a better fydge oy the proportion
viir nnon ' mvsterieiTmrafter
they-re m&r' "e"d
brought on, tney u r T7- .
test tie real quality" of their sppetights.
An insult tew one man is an insult tew
an. for it may be our turn next '
i don't know or enny thing Uiat would
use the whole ov us up more thoroughly
than tew har all or our wishes gratified.
There is 3 Kinas or uwu.j-r
stina to the right, JyJnthe
wrong: one iz the strength or a grate
mindfand the other if the.strength or a
littleone. , . - -; f -
Jealousy iz one or tore s parasues.
In- in the voung that
we should despise to the old. Fleeze
make a note of this, oldpheMows, -
There Iz a great aeo uiumu -tween
enduring misfortune because we ex
pekt to, and enduring them "because we are
obliged to; onelx paahiunce, the other Iz
hmm anllenneSS. T ; - - - '
- When I see an old man marry a young
wife, I consider him starting n ""f
7 . .V. MK1a in tlMa
avva. t atwk larmiTinffg m luc imttwav a
hima about new wine and old bottles.
Sm York Fedty. . v -
r '. ' as s 1 - ' . ' '
m- nvMMM .flnniM. Tbt Amcri
Z0Z, r wh nminir. Hewl bright-eyed, in-
i r" Tj uttia uiTit aboatame
SvTV n rtmiinr. Parkanaanr, Waet Virginia.
xC mmr. mi that they haw ao trouble wiw
that they bare ao Jtoqdtc wm
arafUad aad foldaA ap Bed-
90J"1 ySSTUaJTrf. emw ear. Girtoana
oum woaeB ara aeat Joy exvm, tL2MJZiTZl
TVt cauDoi be etowao
i awT like boya. and are
way, WaMng tWrate of
itkiaBoy ia &Jadading
h. wmmht la the "atcetbe
him, and hCtatetHgeneaMda the eoaenUoa m-
wm tiiw. bbMoodaT tart. Wehopehiehaa,
thtat arriVed at hi. de-tinatlon -la good cooot-
A California correspondent of the If.
-rr . thra are hundreds or men
out of employment in that Btat and I they
cannot get work. Those whodo get
work have to carry their beds from place
to ptace When tie harvest tafoswUifre
The San Francisco papers publish only
the good side of affairs in California, and
say nothing about the bad side. Farm
rI-Tw average more than six
months' work ia a year This is abetter
,M A,. Mnital than for labor. A
Srm laborer ta Caliiornia must have his
own bed ia every instance, or aiccp u
1 t.t . .rJt if he asks the owner of the
farm where he applies for work, he is told
to buy his own blanket A man has to do
his own washing also, or pay from $1.50
to $3.00 a dozen for washing, aad then go
from one mue to .wot get n uok,u
cept in the city.
I-1966 there were sent orer the wires
in the United Btates 12,904,770 messages,
a larger number than in Great Britain,
France, and Austria combined.
As thx season for out-door sports is
about closing, the present cannot be
thought an inopportune time for a few re
sections upon the surgect 01 poysjca cul
ture, Induced by thn tirade in which cer
tain melancholy dyspeptics see lit to in
dulge their spleen, whenever opportunity
offers, against any movement which tends
to make physical culture honorable, or
which strives to loosen, the coils of brutal
ity and evil association, too long suffered
to encompass tt ; -- -
We remember having heard it suggest
ed, some weeks since, that in future in
tellectual regattas" be held. Without at
temntmg to explain the solecism. We
would readily concur in any such plan,
but cannot see the necessity lor anr con
flict between ethics and aquatics. Limited
as are our opportunities for recreation, let
ns have them as far removed from the in-
telleetual as possible. The impression has
too long prevailed that, physical rigor is.
in. soma mvsterious manner, connected
with the morals and rules of " prize ring:''
that the tendency of athletic sports is not
only to brutalize, but to draw the atten
tion from the more serious affairs of life.
Pan we not with better reason, aratw
that neglect of physical laws tows the
seeds of such disease to ripest in future
generations that the enervated body finds
it impossible to support or carry out any
designs which the more active mind may
have prepared for it? Those .who argue
that the same labor might to greater ad
vantage, be applied to useful productions,
seem to forget that most of our diversions
necessarily partake of the nature of labor.
Our physical powers, as well ss the intel
lectual faculties, are the gifts of Provi
dence, and the fall development, of one is
necessary to a healthful state of the other
When either is allowed to usurp or tres
pass upon the domain of the other, the
result is confusion and disorder. . Man ful
fills his chief end and duty when he cul
tivates to the highest perfection all of Ms
faculties, and fosters no one to the exclu
sion of the fall exercise of another. , ' '
Many self-styled moralists, seeing the
evQs which too often ensue from an undue
attention to the bodily energies, to the neg
lect of higher mental attributes, seek every
opportunity to decry physical culture.
Were a moiety of the time used in this
endeavor employed in the effort to regu
late the alleged abuse, we should soon, see
many athletic sports -dignified and en
nobled, whose exercise society now frowns
upon. Did these same moralists bestow
upon their own bodies a portion, of that
solicitous care which makes the - glory of
man his strength, a larger, stronger and
healthier soul would not descend to those
cavils, every repetition of which only
serves to increase our faith, in Juvenal's
" men tana " a maxim, the force of which
age has not diminished in the estimation
or those who seek to find "good in every
thing," and who do not think that the
diamond loses luster from the rare purity
and beauty of the setting. H it is the
duty of man to neglect no means . for the
preservation of his body by aiming at the
highest physical culture, and if we have
thus far left those means in the hands of
creatures who debase all athletic exercises,
do not let us longer carp at those who
would elevate and refine them. i ' .
. It is objected that "suchsAaodations ex
pose the young to temptation." We re
ply that it is from the struggle between
temptation offered and the nobler impulse
to resist that true morality results. Is he
of the fine physique, clear eye and pure
blood, more prone to yield to such tempta
tion than his pallid, nerveless brother ?
Rather is he not better prepared to resist
it? Without stronger evidence we can
not admit the truth of the random asser
tion that in our colleges "good gymnasts
are poor students," for we believe that
physical strife for success in one particular
is not incompatible with excellence in the
cultivation of the intellectual or moral
faculties. The same energy with which
the youth labors to increase his physical
stamina, fulfilling at the same time his
dairy duties, will not be found enervated
when the more serious affairs of life de
mand its exercise. Cincinnati Chrmide.-
To-pat, September 18th, we hare still
left a few sound Spitzenbergs, gathered a
year ago. They hare lost somewhat their
flavor andjuiciness, but are still readily
distinguished as this excellent fruit , ;
The secret is: Early gathering, cool
ness, and uniformity of temperature ; also
the proper hygrometricr condition. We
picked our apples Detweeen tne inn ana
20th of September, when the fruit was
yet somewhat green, but little colored,
and not yet fully grown. It was carefully
handled, picked, sorted, and put into the
barrel under the tree, thence removed to
the barn, where the first night it received
a copious sweating, it was lert were ror
a week or more, with a little vent for the
moisture to escape.' The barrels then
were put carefully into the cellar, a com
partment intended for fruit and kept pur
posely as cool as possible during the falL
This is done by opening the windows
when the weather is cool (of course not
damp or rainy), and kept open till a
change occurs, when the windows are
closed, and kept shut till the wenthef is
cool again. The thing is very simple. , "
In winter, the reverse is the case; the
windows are opened when the weather is
warm that is, at the rreezing-potnt or
anmewhat below : never when it is quite
warm a temperature exceeding that of
the cellar being especially avoided, as it
win produce a change, intenenng wwa
uniformity and quality, which is, all-important
Keep the barrels shut or slightly open ;
either will do. Commonly, however, we
ere a slight rentilation; this by simply
ring the head on. Bins we find too dry.
The two extremes of dampness and dry-
nwa most be avoided : the ene disposes to
rot and mould, the other to shriveling of
Do not touch your fruit till it w wanted
to be used. To handle it is to hasten, de
cay, it neeas us ouy coa; 10 protect u.
Handling will disturb this. We thus have
no difflcultr. We hare kept oar fruit in
this way for years. Not only apples, but
grapes, and probably all Kinds or iruit
may oe Kept oy laaing uaieprwauuuiiK
JTor early use we treat owereauy. n
let ripen on the tree, then keep where
mnderateir warm, inil will laroi matu
ration, in this way our winter fruit is fit
tonne at the holidays and before. We
nnullr hare Boitzenbergs (Etotnu) for
table naa the latter part of November,
reasons varying somewhat sugar lis
veadtfL but not much even for baking.
The excellent the unrivalled flavor of the
Spitzenberg leads us to select this fruit
for cooking, especially baking purposes.
thus early, and we continue it during the
. . -. . . ... 1 . .. -
winter ana spring tui into uu numux,
It hhm doim.
Thus, gather eariy u you wiau w aewp
.. . 1.1 :
late. . - - - - '
ruihor UtA if von wish to use early.
TCeeo cool the late fruit (spring fruitV;
keen uniform in temperature, and a mean
between the usual extremes of moisture
and drvneas. as found in cellars.
Admit fresh air as much as may be, but
avoid a disturbance of the temperature
ami of tha hvgrometric condition. ' I
it will thus oe seen tnat care is reqmreu.
... . -.. . ., ,
Tight windows are necessary, and hung
on hinges. Never in any case let a warm
wind have access to your eeuar, as rt is
sure to forte out the heavy air, the only
way it can get it out otherwise, . with
warm air outside, there is no danger, as in
its rarefied state it cannot displace the
heavier cold air. The warm wind is your
greatest enemy. .
Of course, the cellar ia to be kept clean.
Air long confined then in such s place will
not be bad air. Hence for weeks in
winter the windows may be closed. The
air. unlike that of the inhabited room.
act affected by respiration, only the res
piration of the fruit which, when sound,
will add a fragrance to the place, making
tbe cellar one ot the most aestraM cum-
nartmnnta hi the banding to go into."
We hare detailed onlv our experience.
but the experienoelof years. It is an easy
matter tn km fruit, to manage it so
d it as wanted this whether ia a
Malar AT rrnit-moiA. as the condition must
be substantially the same in both. Hearth,
Nxw York killed 13,000 dogs last sum
VOL.- XV.-rNO. 13.
FACTS Ain 1TSTJS3.
Twrn-JTe JeTatr eranberry crop
year is valued at $1200,000. . ,
Nathaw KiftmcMiLD lately gambled
away nC59 at Bade Baden. .' .
Tai wives of Brlgham Young, eonsoli
dated. weiah' 5X00 nounda. .. .. .
TBTmarnage rate .In New York is 12
In 1,00a Brooklyn ' pairs off at 14 in
Stm hundred and fifty-seven Oriental
manuscripts wsie added - to the British
Museum last year.
On late issue of the London TSmsf con
tained ' 12,00 adverUsements, from
manj dierent persons, -
.sin TJlversalist schools bad last year 1.
400 pupils, of whom thirty-two were theo-
Tax oldest man now left ia Indiana
said to be Benjamin Scalf a resident of
HOesburg, iUurt eouniy, bora May ia,
' Otrm hundred years ago, there were
more than 360,000 landed proprietors in
Great Britain: to-day there are less than
30,000. r f '' ;
TmTo9mm MenVChristian Assodatioa
of Indianapo&s has distributed orer $2,
500 in charity during the past year. . -
Thu Petaluma fair, Califbrma, boasts of
an ox nineteen and a half hands high,
weighing 8,517 pcninds, Jand a pig weigh
ing 1,003 pounds.
SxTxarriair , thousand nine hundred
marriages were celebrated ia Switzerland
during the last year, or one marriage to
every 140 Inhabitants. " ' .
. .It is stated that the Belkfontaine Bail
road has transported over 11,000,000 pas
sengers since it was built, and has killed
but ur or, tnem, . ;
DsAwoa Jtmrju proprietor 2of. - the
ir(a Agricvlturut, has given to the
Wealevan University $30,000 for the eree-
tiea of a building for the Department of
Oxara ' has 5,38fi- families. A local
paper from this estimates the population
at 26,990, averaging the families at fire
each,' OT Zl.aeft, areragmg tnem at sour
each. u""'U "-' i- . ' ! ' - .
A CbaaKCTitFr trareler recently took
tea with a Mormon elder, at whose table
six Wires presided, and - twenty-seven
children clamored for more molasses on
their bread. ".
Thx aggregate af the heaviest rotes
erer thrown ia Ohio, Pennsylvania and
Iowa is 1,336,312, which is nearly one
quarter of the aggregate popular rote for
President last fall. -
On million, two hundred and eleven
thousand, one hundred and nmety-thrt e
nonnds of sea island cotton, valued at $L-
070.736, were exported from the customs
district or unarieston to roreign cuuninea
during the year endingSeptember 80,
1869. ,' ' ,
It has been dlsccrered by 1 careful ex
periments in Charleston that the weight
of a bale of cotton rarfes slightly with
the temperature. A fall of ten degrees In
the thermometer causes a bale of cotton to
gain, about s pound and a half in weight
Tbiri are over one hundred students
preparing for the aunistry in the Baptist
Theological Seminary and -University of
Chicago. About lony oi tnese are in. un
Theological Seminary classes, and the
others in the University classes.
Ir we compare Vienna. Paris, London
and Berlin we shall find that lor every
1,000 men above 20 years of age in Vien
na 476 are married; in Berlin, 326, in
Paris, 563, and in London 661 ; of 1,000
females who have passea tnenr zwia mrui
day in Vienna. 408 are married, 530 in
Berlin,: 531 in London, and 593 in Paris.
Tn Congregational Union, in its six
teenth annual report, says that from the
nrr.i.7atina of the societT to the present
tine, 375 churches have received aid, and
383 houses of worship been built Of
these, thirty-seven are la New juigiana.
sixty-two iu Illinois, ana sixty-one u.
Iowa. , . - , -
Thx other day, an engineer on the Prov
idence. Hartford and" FishkDl road dis
covered a stoppage in the water pipe- of
his locomotive, ana put m an nwv,
when he immediately got a bite. With
the aid of a hook he finally fished out aa
eel measuring fourteen ana a half inches,
which had passed from the water; pipes
Into the tender. c '-v
A coaKESPOaOTiTT traveling m Bcot-
btnd remarks t "We passed Bundsy last
at the head of Loch Lomond, in a solitary
Inn. No church is within fourteen miles.
There is s large rock eear the lake, in one
. .rm. 1. ..It V m nrf anil
corner oi wmcn u pou bvwk
this Is arranged asa pulpit snd the people
gather in front 1 A- ficotch clergymaa
preaches here once a fortnight to the
fanners and shepherds ef the highlanda."
! Anorrr 300 female voters are now on the
nf mnnicrnal voters at Lincoln.
vsr.rTanA' At fltamford. the number of
female voters for the ensuing year will be
150. At East Retford, out of 500 munici
pal voters for 1869-TO, sixty will be women,
it Norwich, the municipal register for
1869-70 will comprise upwards of 10,000
names, and about 1,306 of the voters will
be women. ' ' "."'. -
im ta mticA that fn the Iffethodist church
h nt tnerease of houses of warship last
TMr was 670. Besides these, orer 140
- . a 1 .X mm rm Km VI Imm
maw ui minntini camuics anu. w
place of old ones, making the number of
dedications or sieiaoan jumwcvpmi
.vtttvKm daring the rear 718. The esti
mated value of the new edifices, including
the improvements on om ones, is neariy
$e,ooo,ooa ;; - ;
Thx ecclesiastical authorities of Rome
v.-o nnhHahed a census for the pres
ent year. The regular clergy is composed
of i.26.1 persons, thus dtrided : Cardinals,
88 ; Bishops, 6; priests and clerks, 1,366 ;
atiufenta at tha Ecclesiastical Colleges,
841 : the religious communities count 5,
on annlo 2 afr men and 8JB56 women
tha lar popuiatioa amounto to 196,198;
soldiers in garrison, 10207 ; prisoners un
der sentence, 828 ; Protestants, 637 ; Jews,
2,682 ; making a total or or an in
crease of 5J.54 over the year 1868.
haa discovered that one of
the aourcea of the Nile, emptying into the
great lake Victoria yansa, rises i Mne e
Tw annth of the eouator. If this be
true, the Nile becomes one of the longest
rivers in the world. - The distance between
its last reported source and its delta along
the Mediterraaeea eqwu w ubb ujot
rvm TJnu.. in. Peru, to the dty of New
York, or from the City of Mexico away
m ti Momrt 8t Eliaa. the end of the bach-
hfm of this continent, ia Alaska. .flaw
v Armand. a' French savant haa
stated to tbe Academy of Sciences that he
has discovered sure antidote to nicotine
in th mmmoB watercress. ' It destroys
the pobenoua effects ef nicotine, aad yet
iWi not altar the aroma of tobacco. A
ardntSon of wahtiTJess- may tlereTore ne
mnloved for eteepiar the leaves of to-
laaoro. and would thus divest them of their
nmkni nrnrwrtiea. ana. ma
draught of tho same will act at a sursanti-
dote to aicotiaMv,
" k Wl s?fr AtBrYTff la the name now. applied
in a nmrna nf bread making recently dis-
wm1 and natented in France. This
method dispenses wun tne gnmung n
wheat end it is asserted, will produce
- - . a. a a a f 1 ... ika
HW ls of bread from 100 fca ef gram;
while by the old plan of uatng nour, onij
112 9 of bread are produced from 100 s
of wheat The new kind of bread is said
also to be of better quah ty haa theki,as
the gluten is not daccmpoaed and lost by
the Seat of grinding. W newsssde of
fermentation, it is alao M'nmtc
greatly to the whiteness of the bread. ;
' Osx of the editors of the New York j
nferter was thrown into testacies on aear
S'crfebrated -Bells of Moscow "
This is the holy dty of tbeGreekJliureh,
as Jerusalem was the sacred cftr t the
Jew. Pilgrims go thither at a distance f
thousands of miles, on foot, aad sometimes
without shoes. When they are near
enough to hear for the first time the four
hundred bells of the dty, sounding in glo
rious harmony, fun, grand, and all pervad
ing, "like the voice of many waters," they
fau upon their faces and devoutly offer
prayer and thanksgiving to God. The
writer declares that all the music he ever
heard was tame and trifling compared with
the wonderful effect of these bells.
, FrotBtaatoaef MaaeadMftiaiam, .
To tka ar, IHUa. hmIwim, - . ,
TmiaaateU by laa aancing aiwjtaa, ;
' BTtBaamBM that oobm aad a7i
Ha la keapfc uailui(al num .
SaiToa'd tlWkaU yoar ktDgdoai to taow,
How slat aln oa Cbaak and lbrahaad,'
And kia Klai OB lip and chla ;
Tka nraat ot pearta within!
' Aa,aaa! Waea tha Upa ia amUteg
Bava parted tacit leader red ;
Do roa aaa tha tiny, white iewei
axs deep iatta choral beJt .
Wow wbera are tha aara lauta teia.1
Who wart ay haailM aad kill,
- - - Ttoaeweof tofoodarinf
Coma iraae with your Idle ffoasin
' TMafoMaahiaawniarwata . ,
JMiit OanwraL . . , . ,
The Spider Trap.
A. spider living in the country, and
having followed his business for a time ia
aa obscure corner, determined to travel a
little for improvement of taste, and also
for any advantage in business which might '
turn up. By hi3 good fortune he turned
hi steps to a flower garden, where were
displayed a thousand blossoms of every
variety and hue. As we always compare
new things to something we have seen be
fore, so in his mind he compared the col- ,
era of brilliant flowers to the various in
sects which iavhia entomological studies
he had become acquainted with. Elated
with all he saw he passed on, some times
creeping, sometimes throwing a sospen- v
sion bridge from pier to pier of flower
talks, until the thought occurred to him
that he had not dined or supped. Accord
ingly he looked around for a place where
on to spread his table, for spiders are
accustomed to spread their table first, and
then to sit down on it or near it to see
what good fortune will send them. - -
At length, after several selections and
re-selection s, he found a saloon of the
most admirable description. It was noth
ing less than a morning glory t If he had
only known the name which it bare ia
the catalogue he would, I suppose, have
been still more preud than he was of his
tent Tor that must be a sumptuous flower
which can boast a name as long as a Span
ish princess, as this did. (It was the lpo
xnmnedmiwperbagrandijlorg.) Across the opening of this splendid bell
the spider stretched his. web. la the
morning I first ssw him there. The dew
waa fresh on all the leaves.. He said to
himself: " This is the very cell or pieasurei
There win be enough hungry flies or other
insects coming here for honey.- It shall
be my business to entertain them when
they come P , ,
Aks for day dreams t While he was
thus fondly expecting his guests, I saw a
bumble-bee of the largest size, heavily fly
ing from blossom to blossom, rrom coivui
Tuli belt to bell, and the thought crossed '
my mind: how queer it would, be ir ne
should visit the spider! . Sore enough he
seemed to hare caught up my thought for
ma second he carried his great otunuer
f m hndv rfoht down to the bell and dashed
his head through tbe web; but not liking
it he made off, like Samson, with a part of
his prison on his shoulders.
iaanwhHn the solder seemed far more
aiarmort than the bee, and sank back into
its flower house. Misfortunes never coUe
single, it is said. About an aouraneruus
encounter I went out to see now uio
traveled spider was enjoying himself. Be
and I both had forgotten one thing, and
that la that on fair summer mornings the
eonvulvuli shuts up its blossoms by tea
o'clock. While the spider lay securely in
side, the edges had folded down aad closed
the opening entirely 1 ; The flower had
proved a prison i .
r at, wawhnanin webs of evH across the
places of pleasure, and lurk for the des
twtnn nf tha irimnle. mar your refuge
prore a snare, and may you be caught in.
the rerr net which you spread for others I
Henry Ward Beecher. - -
- - . - s
- . Jehn's Saturday. t
' Joint's Saturday was a complete fall ore.
In the first place, It rained. Secondly, he
over-slept himself, snd didn't get up till
breakiast was over. tnirajy.Jiowuiuu
find tha mAte to hia tnlcX Doot xouruuy,
in dressing, he got soap in his eyes and a
tooth-brush bristle ia his throat rifthly,
be caught his heel in the rope door-mat
and fell headlong off the front; stoop.
Sixthly, lust as he was picsrag nimseu up,
his grandmother called him to come in
Min Smiim It waa raining. Seventhly,
as soon as be was inside, his mother made
him take off those forlorn oiu ciouies
because it was going to clear off. Eighth
ly, he put hie knife and new ball In his
pocket and on his way to Bill Scudder s
house, to get Bill to go nutting with him,
he lost the knife out of a hole in the pock
et Ninthly, Bill had lust been seized
with the measles aad couldn't go Tenth
ly, John consoled himself with pitching
ms pell, ana wem piuwy
field and was lost forever. Eleventhly, he
ran into Widow Morris's to get a drink of
water, and somehow the gW kpped
through his fingers and broke into fifty
piecea Twelfthly, it was raining hard
when he came out, and be ran ia the
widow's wood shed for shelter, and tore
hai new coat on a nail in ths door. Thir
teen thly, he comforted himself by poking
at a hornet's nest with a sharp stick, and
one of the hornets ssunr-
i his eye before ae eojuo ej
Jack Robinson, rourteenthiy, rnsmiiK
out to put mud on the place, he stumbled
and fell Into a Dig puaaie. ruwwuuj,
the widow's fierce dog then flew at him,
and tore hia trowsers. Sixteenthly, it
cleared up suddenly, and while he was
walking home, all muddy and torn, and
with that swollen eyelid, he met Mamie
Green, the prettiest little gin m uw v?
Seven teen thly, on reaching home, he
fA. that th hora had been in his garden
and destroyed his pumpkins. Eighteenth
ly, his brother reminded him that he had
a composition to write for Monday? Nine-
teenthly, his eye was so mucn now ui
he was afraid he couldn't have an "cuse
for not writing the composition. Twen
tiethly, his tooth began to ache. Twentr
ftrstly, company came to supper, and he
had to "wait;" and, twenty -secondly, he
went to bed. ;. . 'i ,
Poor fellow I llow wretcnea ae mu
hare been! Why? Who saw so r .om
never said it Oa the contrary, ae, wma
tied all the time he was undressing.
The fun of it all is that John wu such
a happy, good-natured fellow that nothing
ever trouwea nun mucn , " J,
gpoke of hit Saturday as having' the iol-
liest lot of - fixes " in tt that ever leiiow
had. i2Mru and Home.' -. t zn
Lean to Observe.
Vm mimf narrnln have gnat RSpect
for men of science, and are apt to think
that it is impossible that they can ever
know as much as Doctor or Professor so
and so. All the persons whose great
knowledge you Wonder at were once a.
Ignorant as any boy or girl who reads this.
If any of you desire to become learned
about natural things the rocks, trees, an
imals, and the like you must ia tbe first
place learn to use your eyes, or make ob
servations, as it is called. One of the
most celebrated naturalists once said to us
ia speaking of some of his important dis
coreriea, " All I had to do was to leek and
tee tbe thing just aa it was made. Of
course, one to make new discoveries, must
know what has been done before, and that
caa only be teamed from books which re
cord what ether people have done. Every
boy and girl should learn to observe and
note down what he or she sees. Keeping
a record of the themometerwiBdeOTch
to fix a habit of accuracy and regularity .
Note the first appearance of i mow, 1 le
number of the snow-falls and their depth.
The first appearance of theblue-blres ana
wrens, the btooming of the Red Maple.
Pogwood, and other early trees and shrubs,
ahould be recorded each year. . These
.iut tli. 4vmna.ra.tiTn earlhiess of Spring,
and how interesting it would be to look
over the notes of manr years I -Those
who begin by carefully observing iao
common things will soon wish to Know
something more aoout mem. im
tifal thing about the study of nature in
T foaa. that the knowledge we eouua
not oary prepares u wr icwuua
but it giree us the desire to kern more.
The fountain is inexhaustible. American
AmmltMni. "- v
lnrnrrn are given in some of the
foreign Journals, of the healing properties
of new on. At is easuy maun, a "
yolks of eggs, aad is said to be BC.J em
ployed by Uie German colonists of South
of curing cuts, kruises,
cratches, etc. The eggs are boilai. hard,
the yolks removed and crushed, a-i ttea
placed over a fire and stirred Ut,
tin the whole substance Is on the rotat or
catching fire, when the oil
may be poured ofL Hens' eggs aracon
ridered tSTbest, and nearly rtfg0
fulls of oil may be gained from a sagie