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The following exqaiotte poem from Loud
Byron to his bister, will be read with renew
etl intenwt foeCaOiez-of! Mrs. SUjwe'a blander
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Thongs the day of toy dewtliry 'sever f
And the star of my faith hath deoiiBted,
Thy oft heart refused to discover v
Though thy soul with my grief was acquaint
ted, . t . -j, ,
It shrunk not To share it with me.
And the love which my npirit hath pUmteJ.
It never hath brand btrt in thee. ' !-. j
Tilf11 whn,latarrondmtMninng,'' ;
The last smile which answers to nmie,
I do not believe U beguiling, : 14 - i ' ;
Because It reminds me ot th ine ; !
And whea the winds fere t war with Hie
ocean, , (
An their bmiU 1 believe i if with m,-' ' i
If their billowa excite an emotion, ,. , 1
It la that they bear me from thee.' 1
irii the rook of my last h
d its fragments are sank
lgh I feel that my soul is
hope i fcHlvered,
k la it wfive ,
Though I feel that my soul Ut deli vecd.
To Dain it hit) nnt l m. slave.'
There is many a pang to pursue me ;
They may crush, .but the shall .not ti-
They may torture.wit not suhdue me
Tin of thee that I think, not oi mem.
Though human thou dida not deceive mo;
Though woman Uiou didst not forsake;.
; Though loved, thou forbeaiest to grieve me ;
' 'Though slandered, thoa never couldst
ahake" ' '
- Though troited. thon didst not dlNt laim trtc ;
. ' Though parted, it was not to fly . n , .
Though watchful. It was not to defame tu,
Nor mute, that the world might belie.
Yet I blame not the world, nor despise It,
Nor the war of rhe many with one-
If my soul was not fitted to prize it,
Twas folly not sooner to shun ;
A nd if dearly that error has cost me,
And more than I once could forwee,
I have found, that Whatever lb lost me! ( 1
, It coals Dot deprive his of thee. TiiM
From the wreck of the past which hath er
lsbed. Thus mnb I at least may recall,
It has taught me that what I most cherished
Deserved to be dearest of all.
In the desert a fountain is springing.
In the wild waste there still is a tree.
And a bird in the solitude singing.
Which speaks to my spirit of thee.
j pffeftstf AlrehoL
Light a pine-wood fire in an air-tight
stove ; when burning briskly, take a
bottle of alcohol and throw it into the
fire. .' The alcohol will immediately
burn up as quick as the necessary oxy
gen can be furnisnea, wan an enor
mous flame and heat ; but when it is
burnt up, the fire is out altogether.
The alcohol has robbed the. pine-wood
of its necessary oxygen for combustion.
The very same process occurs, in , our
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It is not the presence of the alcohol
which intoxicates, but the absence of
oxygen which is produced by the too
rapid alcoholic combustion. A ftiiall
dose of alcohol stimulates coin bastion ;
produces, consequently, more heat,
and moti cdlnjarftctjviiy;i btif in the
degree that tti' aleolftdio absorption is
increased, and the oxygen, which can
not be furnished so quickly ly the
lungs, is decreased,- the' combustion' of
carbon ceases ; the blood of a drunken
man is consequently black. The cel
lular action becomes irregular and in-
temipted; the cells of the b:ain (of the
small first) lose their nourishment, and
give up; and all motions become irreg
ular, until totally prevented. -: " '
A drunken man is insensible, and
can be considered dead until Ihealco
, hoi has passed out,' and the newly
. absorbed oxygen begins aain o kindle
up new combustion of the extinguished
materiaL t Gradually the cells begin to
act again ; reason returns ; afterwards
motion ; but it is a lonr time before the
appetite returns. The stomach refuses
all food uiitil combustion is in full ac
tion again. ...
When a drunkard awakes, he chills
with cold, and lie anxiously seeks the
fireplace in the hottest Summer. His
nerves shake from the over-use they
had to endure. His mouth is dry ; so
is his stomach ; he is tired, but .cannot
steep ; tits eyes are dim ryet 'constantly
open; his skiu is. cold and dry; his
pulse weak and quick ; all the cells of
the animal function have been abused,
. and cannot perform their office until
stimulated aYl revived by alcohol, or
until normal combustion has re-nourished
them ; and because the latter is
slow in its operations and processes un
der these circumstances, while the for
mer is quick and rapid in its results, he
drinks and drinks agian. Cell after
cell, therefore. becomes- lostj without
being replaced. The stomach, intes
tines, and skin become thinner and
thinner: the liver and muscle-cells
change into fat-cells. Finally the blood
vessels in the stomach and intestines
become visible, and enlarge for want of
pressure; they get thinner and thinner
until they burst. The nerve-cells can
resist the longest; as long as they are
constantly kept on alcohol, they hold
out at the expense of all others ; but
woe to them when the alcohol is once
wanting; then they revolt in wild
spasmodic action ; the mind wanders;
horrid pictures of crawling snakes, of
gnawing rats, and biting reptiles ap
pear; this is delirium tremens. Seldom
does a man have it more than twice ;
we have never known of a case surviv
ing the third attack. .,
From the fact that alcohol (as has
lieen shown) immediately consumes all
the oxygen in the body, and thereby
arrests all normal combustion, it is
madness to srive it in any fever. For
in fever the body needs and calls tor
more oxygen than it can readily ob
tain, that the equilibrium, or equal bal
ance of the entire system so far it lias
been disturbed by the disorder in ques
tion, may be restored, or return to its
normal condition. But if alcohol.
which has the greatest affinity for ox-
ygeu, be given, tne patient is uierety
robbed, for the time being, or the very
thinir which he most needs. Hence,
we should say that if a physician does
not know bow to-' treat febrile disease
without tlie use of alcohol, he had bet
terouithis calling. Dr. C. Jluth, in
Good Health. ' ;
Cosmetics ana Perfumer).
A mixture of lemon juice, rose v a
ter, and borax, will 1 remove' freckles
and sunburn. ' After the harm of sun
burn is done, linen cloths, wet with
solution of borax, in rose water, will
allay the smart and remove the high
' color. To improve the skin of the
bands, wash them with soap, in tepid
water before going 4o bed ; rub them
. with glycerine, cold cream or almond
oil, and put on a pair of old : whita
gloves, loose , at . the wrist Tersoiis
staying where soft water is not to be
had for bathing, should use a teaspoon
ful of liquid ammonia to'afbaslri otwa
" ter-Mt will lieperfw-tfysoft, ' :
lucre is no ueiter nair-wasii man a
teasiioouful of ammonia to a basin of
water it cleanses the scalp. 1 f should
be used, or some sort of wash eiveu the
,. hair once a ,wtk, and tire hair tbor
ourfilr drd liefore putting it up. ' As
curling tongs are so much used in die
present wJie oi ureewmK uair, ii is wen
to know tiat slichlly oiTIug the locks
with crlvcerine. in which salts of am
' msnia are dissolved, at the rate of half
an ounce of salts to a pint of oil, or-
fuml. will aid in dressing tue hair
without leaving it greasy, and wUl pre
vent the heat from injuring tue nair.
The ammonia, well rubbed in, is the
best stimulant known for hair and will
prevent it from falling out. . t :
To those young ladies who drink
champagne, and eat cologne on loaf
sugar to make their eyes bright, ' and
eat chalk to make their faces white,
and use venuillion salve to redden
their lips, aud drink vinegar to make
them thiu, I would say that the use of
powdered charcoal, taken in spoonful
doses three tines a day, and a cold bath
in the morning will produce better ef
fects as to heightening beauty than any
of these dangerous imctices. Especi
ally, the eflect of charcoal is to render
the complexion pure and brilliant.
As to perfunes, ladies should under-i
stand that oury a tow taste tolerates tne
use of the mbaxl popular odors, suh as
Water Lilly, Night-Blooming Cereus,
Bouquet des Antilles, and a dozen oth
ers which an? vague scents that dry on
the handkerchief, leaving a base of
musk. Each lady should choose some
refined and refreshing perfume, such as
the new tea and coffee odors, prepared
for the toilf t, Parma violet, jasmine,
rose, sandtil wood, carnation, themost
delightful next to otto of roses, or the
real Emrlish boauet, which breathes
chiefly vt migncnette, and appropriate
it and no other
her to her use. JS. X. i -
It is said that petlolcum, or coal oil,
will certainly cure cows oj" lice.
,V.(XI1 m a ,.v.H.
J3y Alfred S.'Horsley
" A SIMPLE STOBT.
" ' From Tinsley's Magailne. ' : " '
rAvljVr, whirr !','V and the sparks
new on tne griuustone ixum inc. w-io-sors
held against it. . The man who was
grinding stopped a minute,' 'felt the
edge of ' the scissors with his thumb,
tightened the rivet, and handed it to
the servant who stood waitipg for it.
r fl Threepence, miss ; thank you ;"
and he prepared to move on. " Will
yon get in, Kitty?"
' No, grandpa ; me not tired.'V said
a long-naired; blue-eyed child of abeut
five years old, who toddled alongside.
She was very poorly dressed, but per
fectly clean ; her hair was smooth and
glossy, and her face had a look of con
tentment and trust r not a very pretty
child at first sight, but evidently a
bright, docile little creature.
"Any knives or scissors to grind?
any pots, pans or' kettles to mend?"
shouted the man as lie pushed his little
machine with a grindstone and emery
wheel, and a smoking pan of charcoal
dangling from it, before him. The bar
row was like other barrows of the sort,
the only difference' being that under
neath, just above the treadle, was a sort
of flat box, with a rug laid in it a very
cozy little nest indeed.
"Grandpa, me ride," presently' said
thechild. .- ; ' '
"Jump in tLeu, Kitty;", and the
child curled herself up in the flat tray,
and was presently fast asleep. '
' All day the man wheeled his grind
ston&Jrom street-Jo-strectwitli the
child sometimes awake, trotting along
side and prattling- gayley? sometimes
sitting or lying in her little cradle.
When darkness came on he turned
from thecrowded streets and ceased his
monotonous cry. "He was-evidently
upoa iis way homeward.: Westward
he went, 'lip Oxford street ' and along
the Edge ware road, and through a sid
street to a small archway. Up this he
drove his grmuUng-machine into a small
yard ; there, under cover of a shed, he
stowed away his ' barrow, and, lifting
the sleeping child out of the rough cra
dle, he carried her tenderly up stairs to
a room at the top of the house ; then,
laying .her down on the bed, he pro
ceeded to strike a light Leaving the
caudle burning, he went down stairs
again and out into the crowded road.
Tuerejie bought some hot potatoes
from an itinerant vender, some bread
and some butter, and a pint of tea at a
coffee-shop. Tills last he put into a tin
he had brought with him, and then
went back again to his rooifl. He ar
ranged his purchases to the best effect
upon the little table, and then proceed
ed to wake up the child.
" Wake up, Kitty, you little sleepy
head! Tea is ready ; all hot, potatoes
and everything." '
Thechild sat up, rubbed her eyes, and
then scrambled oil the bed and clam
bered up on her grandfather's knee.
" Me sleep so, so, so long," holding
out her arms to the fullest extent.
f Yes, Kitty, ana" yu woul naTe
slept all night if I would have let
"Good grandpa, good nice supper!"
the 'child said a she tried to eat a hot
" Yes, isn't it first rate, Kitty? You
get" it for nothing. Miss Tucker, you
kno'v, had to sing for her supper."
"Not Miss Tucker, grandpa Tom
my Tucker. Tommy must hare been
a boy, you know."
Yes, of course, Kitty. Well, you
know, he had to sing for his supper."
I-will sing, grandpa;" ana sne
slipped off his knee and stood with her
hands folded reverently, and sung the
Doxology at tne end of the evening
Hymn. . It was not, perhaps, much
like the' air; but she sang the words
clearly and distinctly in her childish
The old man had ceased eating as
she began, and clasped his hands before
him too. A tear stood in Ids eye as she
finished: -1 t i it
Very nice, Kitty, there's a dear.
You havearued jour supper; the pota
toes are not too hot to eat now."
Kitty climbed tipagainon her grand
father's kuee, and ate her supper con
tentedly, prattling meantime about a
"Sow, grandpa, tell me a story
"What shall it be, pussy? 'Jack
the 'Giant-Killer,' 'Puss in Boots,' or
Jack and the Bean-Stalk,' or what?"
" The Fair One with the Golden
Locks,' grandpa. I like that best"
1 The old roan gravely began his story;
but he had not gone far before the eye
lids closed over the blue eyes, and the
little head sank on his shoulder.
"There, Kitty," he said, "that is
enough for to-night Wake up, dear,
say your prayers, and go off to bed."
The child roused up a little, undress
ed herself for she was a handy little
woman and then came back in her
white night-gown, climbed up again on
to her grandfather's kuee, and, folding
her hands, repeated a little prayer.
Theu the said, " I have not filled your
pipe, grandpa;" and going to a corner
she fetched a long pi, and filled it
with tobacco from a pouch the old man
handed her, watched until he had lit it,
and tlien Held up uer lace to be kissed.
"Now you are cumfle," she said,
" Kitty will go to bed and watch you."
It was not long she watched. In a
lew minutes the long fringe drooped
over the eyes, and the child was
asleep. M . : .
Either the pipe did not draw well, or
the smoker was more thoughtful than
usual; for several times he re-lighted
it, each time in a mechanical way, as
if he were thluking deeply. He was
a man of perhaps fifty-five years old ;
his liair was' very grey," but he had an
upright carriage, and something of the
air of an old soldier. His eye was
bright aud clear a kind and honest,
and yet a shrewd eye. . '
" It is time to try," he said at last to
himself; I have put it off long enough.
She can never le more winning than
she is now. If he does not take to her
now, he "never" will. Poor little pet
poor little pet. ! . I shall miss her sad
Iv." Aud his firmly cut lip quivered
at the thought " Yes, I will start to-'
morrow," he said at last . "If it is to
be done, it had better be done at once."
The next morning a little bundle was
suspended under the barrow, aud with
this slight preparation the pair of
friends were ready to start uion their
journey; Kitty in the highest glee at
the thought of seeing pigs aud sheep,
and cocks and hens, and geese, and
many other things.
Jt was a long journey, and they did
not hurry, but went quetly along, stop
ping at the various villages and small
towns, aud earning a few pence by the
sharieniiix of knives, setting of scis-
sors, and p:tt-liing-un of leaky kitchen
utensils. - ' - -
It was mort- than a fortnight after
they had left Ixmdou, that they reach
ed the end of their journey, a quiet vil
lage down in Leicestershire, lo Kit
ty'Ti unbounded astonishment, her
grandfather had left the grinding-ma-chine
at their halting-place the night
before. He had, too, dressed himself
in what Kitty called his Suuday clothes,
aud had produoed from the bundle a
dress for herself which she had never
seen before, made of a light-grey stuff,
with blue shoulder-knots. Greatly had
Kitty exalted and danced over this
new'finery, but was rather subdued
when told that she was not to put it on
until the next evening. However, as
she was dressed in what had previously
been her best frock, she was content to
watt, and was indeed delighted when
her grandfather told her that upon this
day they were to go in a carnage--yes
a reai carriage.
There was some little astonishment
in the mind of the landlady of the Bar
1 ton Arms when a fly stopped at the
door, and a quiot-looking ierson, who,
by his upright Walk and composed
look she took to be a gentleman,
though a poor one, got out, lifted out a
little girl. In & broad-brimmed straw
hat, and with only a small bundle in
his hand, entered the door. '
" Can I have a private room, landla
dy ?" he asked. ' I shall be stopping
here with my little grand-daughter for
two days." ,.
" Yes, sir, we have a pri ate roem.
Have you any luggage?" vT
" I left it at Loughborough," he said.
Greatly was Kitty surprised at the
unusual grandeur of their apartments.
Only to think of one room to sit in and
another to sleep in ! Fortunately or
the estimation in which the landlady
held them, she was too much surprised
and awed to express her sentiments
until 6he was alone with the grand
father. It was late in the afternoon when
they arrived, and when tea wai over
Kitty went to bed, more sleepy than
usual after her unwonted excitement
Her grandfather sat by her bedside
tin tU she was asleep, and then returned
to the sitting-room and rang the bell :
" Will you ask the landlady to step
The landlady came up gladly, for she
had been not a little mystified aud puz
zled as to whom the gentleman with
the little girl could be, or what conld
be their motive incoming to spend twoJ
days in Laverton. i
" Pray sit down," her guest said when
she entered. "I dare say you are
somewhat surprised at my coming
here ; but at the present moment I can
not explain matters, although, nodoubt
you will know shortly. Will you be
kind enough to answer one or two
questions, even if you do not under
stand my motive in asking them ?"
The landlady expressed her willingness
to do so.
" Sir John Barton's place is close
here, is it not ?"
" Quite close, sir ; his gate is just at
the entrance of the village." ' " "A .
"Has he. any servants his butler,
for instance who have been in the
family many years ?"
" Lor', yes, sir! He is not a gentle-'
man to change his servants. Mr. Mer
rion his butler, has been with him, man
and boy, nigh thirty years."
"Do you think I could get to speak
to Mr. Merrion ?" . .
"Nothing easier, sir! he is down
stairs now. He steps over sometimes
of an evening to smoke a pipe with my
husband in the bar-parlor."
" Wonld you kindly tell him that a
stranger would be glad if he would come
up and speak to him for a few minutes
upon a matter of importance ?"
The landlady left the room to carry
out the request, more and more puz
zled by all this mystery. . .
In a minute or two there was a tap
at the door, and a rather stout man in
undress livery entered.
" Please take a seat, Mr. Merrion.
Excuse the liberty I have taken in ask
ing you to come up, but when you hear
what I have to say, I am sure yon will
"Excuse me, sir," the butler said;
"Mrs. Malin has just told me about
you, and I don't know what you want
to ask me; that is, I don't know wheth
er you are a lawyer, or what you want :
and I can only say any thing I can tell
you I will, but not if it's going to do
harm no nor worry Sir John."
i '. Not at all, Mr. Merrion, and you
are quite right. YTou have, I hear been
a long time in the family, and are, I
see. attached to your master. He is, I
believe, a proud man."
" Well, yes ; he's a right to be that,
I expect," the butler said cautiously.
"Quite so, quite so, Mr. Merrion;
but it is a sad thing to think he has no
child to come after him."
"Ay, ay," the butler said, "it is all
" His only son, as I have heard," his
interrogator said, " made a match be
neath him, and his father never for
gave him, never saw him again."
"Ay," said the butler, "but that
wasn't master's fault. He was away,
and the letter telling as how Master
Charles were ill never got to him for a
week ; and then he went off" r ost-haste
for France. I know, for he took me
with him; and when we got down to
Marsel, we found he was dead and bur
ied, and his wife too ; and that , the
child, who was only a month oldwas
gone no one knew where.' He'd give
half his money to know.
' "Thank God, thank God !" the other
said ; "this is good news indeed. Poor
little Kitty ! Thank God !" and he cov
ered his face with his hands and cried.
For some time the butler could only
gaze at him in astonishment; at last
he said: : ' ' s 1
"And who may you be, sir, and
what do you know of the child ?"
" I am h ?r grandfather, too," the man
said. "And thechild is asleep in the
I am glad," the butler said excited
ly ; " ay, as glad as if it was my own.
But why did you never come before? I
know master advertised in every; pa
per." ' i
"I never saw them. I only-knew
that he had been written 'for oii the
same day that I had. He never came,
and I supposed would not I buried
my child and her husband, and took
the baby, and I have kept her ever
since. And I love her as I loved her
mother before her. But she is over five
years old now ; and I thought it was
time to try if her grandfather who I
believed had never forgiven his son,
even when he knew he was tlyiug
would now take bis son's child. Thank
God that from what you say, he will
" Do so," the butler said ; "proud as
Sir John is and he is proud there is
nothing in the world he would not have
done to find her out"
The conversation lasted some time
longer, and then Mr. Merrion took his
leave, and went straight home, with
out, to Mrs. Malin's gteat disappoint
ment, revealing one word of wliat had
taken place at. the long and mysterious
interview. - .
The next evening Sir John Barton
was sittinsr alone after his diuner. A
tall, stately man. but with marks of
deepeorrow on his face. - A proud, re
served man, the world said, and iu his
youth no doubt truly; a reserved man
still, but scarcely a proud one. At the
present moment Sir John was wonder
ing oyer the behavior of Ids butler, John
Merrion. at dinner. ;t John was ordina
rily one of the most stolid and respect
ful of domestics, but John had behaved
throughout dinner in a manner -quite
unlike himself. If such a tiling had
not been out of the question, he should
have said that John MerMou was drunk,
lie had broken two glasses, he had
spilled the wine in filling his glass, and
the man's eyes were certainly full of
tears. His master had asked him what
was the matter, and he replied," "Noth
ing, Sir Johu; " but of course some
thing was the matter ; although, as the
footman was in the room, Sir John had
passed the matter over. Sir John now
turned it over in his mind. John Mer
rion had been a widower for years, aud
his only sou was now head-groom.
Perhaps one of his children was ill. Sir
John had heard nothing of it, but he
thought he would ring and ask. At
this moment the door opened a little,
and the sound of a man crying was dis
tinctly heard through It, and. then the
baronet thought he was dreaming, when
a little child with long, 'gohlen hair,
with a blue ribbon round - her - head,
came up toward him, with anjdr half
timid, yet frank and confident, and
putting her hand on his said :
" Please, grandpa, my name is Kitty
Barton, and I am come to stay with
you and love you. Please, this is pa
pa's likeness, and a letter." . ' ' i .
Anri aha ai nut . stcXA locket and
h! hnntin-ritinrrnf hi dead son.
For a moment theharonet sat rjeecli -
less. Then, with a cry of " lliak God,
tnanK uoi tor J us mercy nc caugni
the child up and held her to his heart,
while his-tears rained down upon Tier
sunny head. . ", , ."; ; , ,v
. " Don't cry grandpa ; don't cry,''
she saidr presently' beginning to sob
herself at fheightof bis emotion. : "If
grandpa sorry, Kitty go way again."
" No, no, my child ; I am not sorry ;
I am only glad, only very thankful Jou
have come." ii i 1 i J l i
Kitty looked up a little doubtfully.
" Kitty never cries when she is glad,"
she said ; "she cry when she hurt her
self." - - i
' For some time the baronet held her
closely in his arms, kissing her;: then,
when he became calmer, he put her
down on the rug before the fire, placed
the letter and portrait by to be exam
ined when no eye could see him, and
raug the bell. John; Merrion entered,
his eyes red with crying. -'"
"f You know of this, John V
' t Yes, Sir John ; thank God she has
conie!"v ., . . ., ""
( "Ah, Indeed, John, -thank GoU!"
and the master and servant wrung each
other's hands in the fulness of their
feelings. " Now, John, send tle other
In a few minutes they entered. ' They
bad all beard from the butler what had
happened, and many of them who had
known ' their late young master were
wiping their eyes as they entered: ;;1'
. ' "Listen, all you," the baronet said,
with a proud joy. r " This young : lady
is my granddaughter, Miss Barton. - Site
will live here hi future. You will look
upon her as your future mistress,' and
the heiress of this place. Mrs. Leth
ridge." . he said to the housekeeper,
" will you see a bed prepared for her in
the little room next to mine ?",., v.,i -
Several of the elder women came for
ward and kissed Kitty, who wu rather
alarmed at all this; and the house
keeper said, Will you come with me,
When they had all left the room,
Kitty took her seat on a footstool at Sir
John Barton's feet, and looked gravely
into the fire.; while the baronet stroked
her hair quietly, and bad difficulty in
persuading himself it was all true,' Pre
sently Kitty spoke. J .v"":.V
. . , " What a big fire, grandpa ! I never
saw such a big fire, aud it is hardly cold
at all.- What a lot of money it must
cost!". ' -''-'
" It is a large room, Kitty, and you
see I was all alone; so I had a fire, for
Kitty opened her eyes a little wider
even than usual, aud remained for some
time in thought The result of her re
flection showed itself in her next
speech: . " 1
" Please, grandpa, Kitty is hungry ;
she would like me supper." '
The baronet hastily rang - the bell.
The butler appeared. .......
" John) bring a tray with some tea
and cold chicken."
" And potatoes," said Kitty. ' . s ;
" And potatoes," added the baronet;
" if you have any ready." - ;
" Yes, Sir John ; there are sure to be
some ready for the supper down stairs."
"With their skins on," Kitty said
again. , , 1 ' ' ,,
" With their skins on, of course," the
baronet said gravely.-
When the butler had left the room,
Kitty again climbed up on ber grandfather's-knee.
" Am I going to have chicken for
supper ?" she asked. . ,
"Yes, my dear, if you like it"
- "Kitty doesn't know,". she said, ra
ther doubtfully. " Kitty never tasted
chicken. Will it have its feathers
on?'? ' i .'.: t M ; ' r ,
No, Kitty, the feathers are all ta
Kitty looked relieved. , y ' "
. " Sometimes Kitty has had sausages
for suppr," she said in a confidential
tone; hot, you know; and grandpa.
you know, my other grandpa" she
nodded " always saved one for Kitty
to eat cold for breakfast."
The baronet's brow clouded for a mo
ment at the mention of this other, re
lation of liis grandchild ; and then he
said kindly :
" Was he very Rind to you ? did you
love him very much, your other grand
pa?" -. ,,f -:- ;.
" Kitty love him so much," the child
said, holding out ' her arms ; " bigger,
much bigger; he so kind to Kitty.
Poor grandpa very sad to-day, and cry,
you know ; that make Kitty sorry.
Poor grandpa ;" . ,
The baronet felt by his own joy at
finding her how great must be the sor
row of the other in giving Iter up. I
" Is he ii the village now," he ask
ed. i Kitty nodded. "',' 1 : ' : ;
" Gave Kitty message. If you want
to see him, you write ; he come here in
" Very well, dear," the baronet said ;
" I will send for him. And, now, Kit
ty, do yotf Jike dolls?" j . J
Kitty nodded " very decidedly this
" Kitty got two dolls ; one new, only
legs broken ; old one got no head."
" I will .get you a big new one, Kilty,
and a doll's house, and a Noah's ark,
and all sorts of toys."
Kitty's eyes opened wide in aston
ishment at all this wealth of things
which was to pour in upon her ; but
further eonversation - was stopped by
the entry of the butler with the tray.
John Merrion put the things in the ta
ble, and then, iu some perplexity,
placed a chair, and put a cushion upon
it to raise the seat. ) M i
"No, no." said" Kitty, "hie sit on
grandpa's knee. Grandpa, move chair
to table." ,
The baronet did as be was told, and
Kitty ate her sumer then in triumph
and pronounced the chicken to be very
good, but not so good as sau sages. The
potatoes she pronounced to be decided
ly inferior. ' - '
Man at corner," she explained,
" sell bigger than that ;" and she held
up her two tiny closed hands; " much
bigger for a penny. Good man always
give Kitty big, bifj 'tater." "
When she had finished, she said :
" Kitty go bed now, grandpa; Kitty
sleepy. Me say prayers first." And
then, kneeling ujwn her grandfather's
lap and clasping her hands, she repeat
ed her usual little evening prayer, end
ing with " God bless both my grand
pas, aud make Kitty good child, for
Christ's-sake. Amen. Now me sing
hymn," she said, and standing by the
baronet's knee, she sang two verses of
the Evening Hymn.
The baronet was deeply affeetetL
" ' Praise God from whom all bless
ings flow;' indeed," he repeated to
himself when she had been carried off
by the housekeeper. I am indeed
thankful for this darling; at least, if
the man did rob me of a son, he has
restored me a child in my old age." -
At ten o'clock the next day the
knife-grinder was shown into the libra
ry of Sir John Barton, . The men had
never seen each other before, and each
had cherished a deep feeling of wrong
against f.he'otlrr; Befor a word was
spoken, each looked the other full in
the face, and the scrutiny in either case
was satisfactory. There was little dif
ference between them iu : height ; xSir
John Burton was perhaps five years
the elder, but lie looked more than his
real age. Both were proud men iu his
way, but the baronet was the least un
bending of the two.
The guest commenced the conversa
" Sir John Barton, until yesterday I
thought as ill of you as j-ou have, no
doubt, thought of me. I have learnt
my error ; it is for me to convince you
of yours. I come to you frankly. Our
ranks in life are different, but in our
grandchild we have the one great aim
and objeet in common."
Up to this time both men" had been
atnnrlinir? hut hpre. In cmriDliance With
a iresture from the baronet each -took
i . o- .. : ' . i .
his seat facing the other. across the
1 hearthrug.. The guest Ohen continn-
I will tell you my story first, sir.
I was the son of J an ironmonger in a
large way of business in Nottingham,
and was intended by my father to suc
ceed tor his i business, He , gave me a
fair education !at the grammar-school
of the place, but, like most boys, I bad
a taste for adventure, and when I was
seventeen I bad an altercation with my
father about the shop, ran away and
enlisted in: the Tenth Foot My father
found oat what I had done, and wrote
to offer to purchase my discharge, but
I refused, and .went out, to India with
my regiment I was a steady, well
conducted man, and soon obtained my
sergeant's stripes. When: in India, I
heard of the death of my father my
mother had riled many years before
and also, that when his business was
wound, up, the surplus remaining was
very small, 'a few hundred pounds,
which were placed to my credit In Eng
land. After I came back I fell in love
and married. My wife was the daugh
ter of a French emigre, with nothing
but her good looks and her kind heart
I purchased my discharge, and with
mv little property bought and furnish
ed a house at Deal, where we let lodg-1
ings. My wife managed the nouse, ana
I gave lessons in fencing and drill to
the few schools there, and to casual vis
itors.' We had one chiM. ' When she
was ten years old I -lost my wife,' and
after that all my feelings centered in
my child. f I ; watched over her and
loved her as only a man can love his
only child. So things went on until
your son came as a lodger to us. I
knew nothing of him was ignorant
that he was the only son of a baronet
and heir to a large estate. I knew no
thing of j it until one day I came home
and found my child was gone, and a
letter from her saying that she was se
cretly married, and telling me the rank
and position of your son. I wa3 as
proud, sir, of my good name as you
could be of yours. I shrank from the
idea that it should be said that I had
been 4 party to my child taking in
1 knew bow the world would" put it
the heir of a rich and ancient family,
and I wrote to say that until you ac
knowledged the marriage and approv
ed of it, I wonld not do so. ' My pride,
sir, was less deeply grounded than
yours was. Kate wrote to me from the
south of France, where they had taken
up their residence, to say that you
would not relent, and that they were
penniless. Now, sir, my pride urged
me to do the thing which it before had
prevented my doing. I sold my hou-se
and furniture sent every penny to
them, and set to work with my own
hands to support myself. Hush, Sir
John Barton there are no thanks, no
acknowledgments due.' I did what I
conceived to be my duty ; you did what
you believed . to be yours. . . Months af
ter, a letter reached me from my dear
child. Her husband was attacked with
cholera. She had a little girl, aud had
no frieud but. myself. She implored
me to come out Fortunately, I had a
few pounds by me. aud I hurried to
Marseilles. " I found Kate dyiug, and
that her husband had expired three
days before. he told me you had been
written for at the same time with my
self. . I have siuee lieard that you did
not receive that letter till a week after.
I closed my dear child's eyes, I laid her
by the side of her husband in the stran
gers' cemetery at Marseilles, and then
finding you did not come, and suppos
ing you would not forgive, I took the
baby and came home to England.
Since then, sir, I have kept her have
brought her up, I trust, kindly and
well. At first the nomad life I led
could do her no harm, but as she grew
up I saw that it was for ber good that
she should regain her lost place In the
world. I thought you might grant the
forgiveness to the grandchild I believed
you had refused to the son. I came
down here and found that I had mista
ken you that it was only an unfortu
nate accident which kept you from
standing beside your son's grave; aud
then I was able to resign Kitty to you,
secure, at least, of her future."
The baronet had listened deeply mov
ed . once or twice he had tried to inter
fere, but the speaker had stopped him
with a peremptory gesture. When he
ceased, Sir John Barton rose and took
both the hands of the other :
I have, as you supposed, long mis
taken you, as you have, with greatly
more reason, mistaken me. Yours
now is the triumph. Be generous, ir.
Y'ou give up this chiM to me this
child whom, much as I already love,
you must love far more. At least, share
her with me: Make this - your home.
My whole hope, my whole aim in life,
now is in the child and her happiness.
Stop and aid me to bring her up."
"I thank you, sir," the ex-sergeant
said ; " I tliauk you from my heart,
for I feel that your invitation is no klle
compliment ; but it is out of the ques
tion. ; Your rank In life is Infinitely
above mine; and I yes, I am only too
proud to accept a position like this."
" Your pride, then, is . worse than
mine," the baronet said warmly. " I
am, I acknowledge, a proud man ; but
I am not too proud to feel without bit
terness that my sou was supported by
your generosity, that your hand laid
him in the grave, that you have
brought up his child. , Thiuk you that
I, a rich man, with no means of spend
ing my wealth, can ever repay such
obligations-as these? iDo'you think
that shareing this home with you could
ever make me feel that my debt was
canceled? And do you forget the child?
Will you go away from tier, and take
from her the frieud who has heretofore
been a father to her? Sir, you have
thought me proud ; what is my j'ride
The old soldier was evidently moved
with the address, and at the extreme
earnestness aud sincerity with which
it was spoken. The baronet saw his
advantage and rang the bell :
'" Send Miss Barton here."
There was silence until Kitty enter
ed. With a cry of joy Bhe ran up to the
" Oh, grandpa, grandpa ! I am so
glad! kiss Kitty! I am so happy!
New grandpa so kind to Kitty ; but ine
want oltl grandpa, too " . i ; :
"He won't stay with you, Kitty,"
the baronet said; "He wants to go
away instead of living here with us.
Come, sir," he said, " give way, for the
sake of our dear child. Tills house is
large enough for va both. Y'ou shall
have your own apartments, where Kit
ty can spend a part of the day with
you. . You can live the life of a hermit
there if you like, and can join us here
when you like. Nothing 1 can ever do
for you can ever make me otherwise
than deeply your debtor.. Surely the
house is large enough to hold Kitty's
two grandpas, ehj Kitty 7 Tell him
" . -; i ' i . . . i - I
. Kittv. who was
nestled iu her old
grandim's arms, now
'Naughty grandpa, why you want
to ' go away and make me cry ? Me
love you; why you go away from
- And so the ex-sergeant gave iu. For
a time lie went away, and then can
back again and took up his residence
he said at first temporarily, but he
never left it at the HalL At first he
kept to the suite it apartments appro
priated to him ; but gradually he re
sponded to the heartiness of the baro
net's manner, and became his perma
nent guest; and none of the visitors at
the Hall who were introduced to the
fine military-looking man, who was
Miss Barton's grandfather, ever guess
ed that . he bad for years supported
Miss Barton and himself by grinding
knives and scissors and mending pots
and pans. Under the joint care and
guardiansldp of the two men, it may
be Imajri msd that Kitty grew up . rath
er spoiled but.very lovable girl; and
when she married, at the age of eigh
teen, the son of a neighboring noble
man, with the perfect approbation of
her two adopted fathers, (and upon
thai occasion, by the express wish and
wvent of Sir John, the first grandfather
gave her away,) it is ', difficult to say
which of the two she most loved and
honored. Both lived in perfect accord
and friendship long enough to see the
happiness of their darling, and to nurse
her children upon their knees.
TBI STUXT Of FISI. -
SeteeesMa and Reverse mt tk T Fe
etle Jim A Extraa-rdlauujr Maau
Communicated to the St. Louis Times.
You ask me to give yon aome points
in the life of the redoubtable Jim Fisk,
Jr. -1 know of no work of fiction that
is half so interesting as Fisk's life
would be written in detail ; but I have
not the time nor the facilities at my
command to comply with your request
A brief sketch at the most is all that I
can give you. Its truthfulness I can
It was no uncommon thing during
the years 1858 or 1859 for tlw inhabi
tants of well-kept, lively New Eng
land manufacturing towns to have
their eyes dazzled with the vision of
the mire of a vehicle of the most gor
geous description, in general resemb
ling what is known there as a whole
sale peddler's wagon. But here the
similarity endetL . The panels of this
vehicle contained paintings of beauti
ful women and landscapes, upon which
the painter's art and the nomenclature
of colors seemed to have been entirely
exhausted. These were surrounded by
golden scrool work, the whole sunk
between gilded carvings of the most
elaborate description.- Attached to
this gay specimen of ornamental art
were four horses, with glittering silver
trappings, a plentiful supply of patent
leather, with white learner reins, neiu
in the hands of an individual cleanly
shaved and seemingly fresh from the
hands of the tailor. Of the horses
themselves it can only be said that
they were high-spirited, well fed and
glossy. There was no inhabitant, bow
ever simple-minded, who would mis
take this for the advance guard of a
circus or a menagerie, for the faded out,
rusty tout ensemble of the latter end
could not for a moment bear - compari
son with the brilliant equipage de-
If the day happened to be Saturday,
thi dazzling display was sure to be fol
lowed soon after by two other wagons
of a similar striking appearance, drawn
severally by two and three horses. Last
of all came dashing up to the country
villatre tavern what country dealers
knew as the " treasurer's wagon," also
drawn by two horses, in which i was
seated two persons, male aud female.
The male individual can quickly : be
described as a stoutish young fellow,
with a head round as au orange set
firmly upon a short neck, a bright,
keen eye that seemed to take a wide
landscape in at a glance, and dressed
in the bight of fashion. This was sure
to be James Fisk, Jr., and the lady at
his side his wife.
It was generally understood that the
establishment was owned by Fisk, Sr.,
who lived in Vermont Teams made
extended trips of perhaps two months
in duration, carrying the finer kinds of
fancy and dress goods, but a specialty
was made of sewing silk, of which the
Fisks had or pretended to have a kind
of monopoly. They were veil patron
ized by country dealers, who, located
away from the lines of the railroad,
found it inconvenient to make frequent
trips to large cities. Thus each Satur
day night the three peddlers' wagons,
with the superintendent and treasurer,
would make a rendezvous, and there
the weekly trip would be decided upon,
each diverging over the country for the
first three days of the week and then
converging to an agreed center, where
they would bring up Saturday night.
Fisk, Jr., made such collections as were
due from the last trip, and transferred
to his pockets the proceeds of such cash
sales as might be made. It is not pos
sible to state how long this style of do
ing business continued, but certain it is
that, whether from lack of patronage to
support so magnificent a cortege, or for
other reasons, Fisk pcre wound up the
matter. But James, Jr., though tem
porarily under a cloud, was not, 9
Mark Twain says " a man to set down
and' twaddle his thumbs."
There is a very enterprising firm in
Boston known as Jordan, Marsh & Co.
importers a;d dealers in dry goods. It
is, and was" at that time, the largest
aud wealthiest in Boston. These gen
tlemen were a good deal puzzled for a
couple of weeks by the daily and con
stant appearance of well-to-do looking
traders, hailing from Vermont, calling
at their establishment and making
anxious inquiries for " Fisk." The fol
lowing is something like the conversa
tion that would ensue :
Fisk? Who's Fisk? We have no
such person in our employ."
"Wall, there must be a mistake
somewhere. I'm from Vermont my
cy keep store calculated I'd like to
trade with him said he was a clerking
1VI J X
"Very strange, but however, allow
me to. show you our stock. We have
a large one, and we'll do as well By you
as if risk was here." .
"Wall, no. I guess not Y'ou sea
we know Jim, all on us up there, so
I'll try and hunt him up."
It may well be Imagined that, to our
enterprising merchant, such occurren
ces served to excite curiosity. He
wanted to know the person who seem
ed to command the w hole dry goods
trade of Vermont, and made many
anxious inquiries as to his whereabouts
Not long, however, did the firm have
to wait, for one fine morning the re
doubtable James Fisk, Jr., appeared
upon the swne. He made himself
known; said he did not want any sala
ry at first, not he, but would like to go
to work on trial; mtant to get there
sooner, so as to meet his friends.
' "Go to work," was the lacoric reply
of Mr. Jordan.
And he did go to work, but with no
practical results. It somehow or other
happened that either the Vermont tra
ders had got a large supply elsewhere,
or that they had not yet ascertained
that "Jim" was with the firm. At any
rate, none came near. After two or
three weeks had passed, and the mer
chants' bank account becoming no
larger from the exertions of Mr. Fisk,
Mr. Jordan said to htm: -"Fisk, you
don't seem to make much headway;
you had better go back to your ped
dling; ymi will never do anything
here." . -
But Fisk replied, aixilogetically, "I
L haven't begun to get hold yet."
h . . . t - ... . 1 1 T A 1
Al tms time uie war iiru&e uui, nun,
there being an uncertain feeling in
commercial circles, business was dull.
Jordan, Marsh & Co. had a large quan
tity of goods on hand, with large
amounts rapidly coming in, as they
had contracted previously for the pro
ducts of several mills. Things looking
rather blue, the firm endeavored to get
an army contract, but not having the
right political influence, dkl not suc
ceed. This fact came to the ears of
Fisk, and seeking Jordan, he said:
"There now, is just my forte. Both the
Vermont Senators are friemls of mine.
Pay my exienses to Washington, aud
some fat contracts are yours."
Without having much faith hi the
matter, Mr. Jordan consented, and
away went "Jim" to Washington. It
is impossible to say what Influence he
brought to bear, but certain it is that he
returned to Boston with several as lu
crative contracts as fell to the grasp of
New England during the war. His
success placed him high in the estima
tion of his employers, and within three
months from that time be was a part
ner, and continued so till the close of
the year 1864.
- It was during this time that he en
tered into the most gigantic aud, to the
timid, wild speculations. But the ge
nius of good luck hovered over and
protected him. His touch was the
! touch of Midas. It is wrong, however
to attribute his success to mere "luck."
There were many men a far peeing a
Fisk, but they lacked that one great es
sential to gamblers nerve. He would
allow millions to hang upou contracts
be had made. Even the trembling
words of caution from his timid part
ners had no influence upon him.
These speculations were not confined
to the legitimate business of the firm.
They included everything which Fisk
crralcf ,tis he thought, "see money hi."
The following will serva to give the
reader an idea of his management '
He had occasion To visit Worce ter,
Mass.,ne day, and after finishing his
business, a friend said to him, "Fisk, I
have a large machine shop on my
hands, and I would like to sell it; ride
down and see It" He rode down and
bought it for $6,000.
This machine shop was a building
more than 200 feet in length, two sto
ries in bight, built of concrete, and was
without machinery at the time of pur
chase, with the exception of a station
Fisk returned to Boston, Informed
his partners of his purchase, who said,
"Why, Fisk, that building lias no roof
; "I don't know anything about that,"
replied Fisk; "it was cheap enough and
I bought it"
"What are you going to do with it ?
"Well, we'll see."
lie immediately put it in repair,
made additions, filled it with machin
ery, got np a stock company, sold it in
shares at an enormous advance, and it
is now the "Adriatic Mills."
Fisk went to New York one day,
thinking something might turn up in
his line. It was no less this time thaii
the Stonington line of steamers, which
he bnughtfor $660,000, paying down
$1-50,000, the balance on time. This,
mind you, for the firm. To his part
ners' " remonstrances, he replied, that
there was nothing like patience and
nerve, and then the redoubtable adven
turer went to work. The result was
another stock company, which paid
Jordan, Marsh & Co. $1,000,000 for the
line. . i .
A great many other veutures were
made with the same unvarying success,
until the close of the year 1864, when
the more conservative members of the
firm beean to feel uneasy
Such a succession of bold strokes
must sometime meet with failure; they
therefore dissolved the firm, paying
their dashing partner the sum of $750,-
000 as his share or three years-, worn.
He theu took a building at the corner
of Sumner ami Chauncey streets, Bos
ton, known as the postoftlce building,
ced business for himself as a cotton and
wool broker, commission merchant,
and dry-zoods jobber. Here the fickle
soddess seemed to turn away her smil
ing face, and at the end of three months
he retired with a loss of $150,000. ' Tak-
imr the balance of his money, he start
ed for Savannah, where he invested the
whole in cotton. The Government
stepped in and claimed it It was sent
to New York by Simeon Draper, where
it was sold, aud povr risfs -tu,uo
went "where the woodbine twinetb."
He returned to Boston about the 1st
of Mav. penniless, sought out Mr.' Jor
dan, told Jiim his tale of woe, and re
ceived as a iritt a check for $1,000.
With this he threw himself into the
whirlpool of Wall street, commenced
by selling gold short, and by the 1st of
J uly was worth a iianusome iortune.
His subsequent history is known to
every newspaper reader.
I have thus hastily sketched, in au
imperfect manner, perhaps, but none
the less true, some of the leading events
in the life of this extraordinary man
for he is an extraordinary man, let who
will sneer at his kliosyucracies aud ec
centricities. Success is, and has ever
been the test of a man's capacity, and
surely he has his measure of (hat. In
his flippant and seemingly careless
testimony before the Congressional
committee recently, at Washington,
we can see his utter want of reverence
for mere names. He has made money
paramount, for with that he believes he
can buy men. If we are to believe re
ports, he is far from being miserly with
the immense means at his command.
He may continue to prosper, or he may
retire with a surfeit of the world's goods
or a turn of the wheel may leave him
again peuniless, but no accumulation
of misfortunes, no financial blow, how,
when, or where delivered, will ever
prostrate or cause to tremble the iron
nerves of James Fisk, Jr.
Drunken Fish.- Kecently the pro
prietors of a distillery at Milfonl. Ohio,
not having enough hogs in their pens
to drink their slop, turned it into the
Miami Forthwith the sober inhabi
tants of this beautiful river, that per
haps never tasted anything stronger
than its own health-giving fluid, were
seized with a desire to go on one grand
" bender." By the time the fluid
reached Plainville, the whole river pre
sented a scene of the wildest revelry
among the fish. Bass, salmon aud
white perch vied with each other in all
of ridiculous gymnastics. They ap
peared iu shoals upon the top of the
water, swatn to the shore and jumped
upon the dry land, and in their drunk
en spree greatly imitated the ridiculous
performances of a higher order of ani
mals. A wagon load was caught while
iu this tipsy condition ami sold in the
market An old gentleman, who for
sixty years has lived in the locality,
says this is not the first time of such an
Ages of Animals.
The average age of casts is 15 years;
of squirrels and hares, 7 or 8 years ; of
rabbits 7 ; a hear rarely exceeds tweuty
years; a wolf 20; a fox 14 to 16; lions
are long lived, the one known by the
name of Pompey living to the age of
70 ; eleplants heve been known, it is
asserted, to live to the great age of 4J0
years. When Alexander the Great had
conquered Porus, King of India, he
took a great elephant which had fought
very valiantly for the king, and named
him Ajax, dedicated him to the sun
and let him go with this hicription :
"Alexander, the son of Jupiter, dedi
cated Ajax to the sun." The elephant
was found with this inscription 35l
years after. Pigs have been known to
live to the age of 20. and the rhintieeros
to 20; a horse lias been known to live
to the age of 62, but average 25 to 30 ;
camels sometimes live to the age of 100;
stags are vcy long lived ; sheepseldom
exceed the age of 10; cows live about
15 years, aud are then killed for beef.
Cuvier sonsi lers it probable that whales
sometimes live 1,000 years; thedotyhin
aud porpoise attain the age of 30; an
eagle died at Vienna at the age of 104 ;
ravens frequently reach the age of 100;
swans have been known to live 300
years. Mr. Malerton luw the skeleton
of a swan that attained the age of 200
yean. Pelicans are long lived. A tor
toise has been known to live 117 years.
Book Gakpeninu. A gentleman in
Baltimore hat turned his attention to
this model metliod of cultivating
C hints, and has converted the roof of
is MtaMe and carriage-house, to the
purpose of growing rare plants. The
flowers are watered by means of pis,
which condujt water to the roof. The
eflect which is given to the appearance
of the house-tops covered with flowers,
is very"pretty ; and where the roofs are
flat, tliere is but little trouble in rearing
quite a garden of flowers in thiz man
ner ; and, as they are high up. they
escape much of the dust which often
cuts the leaves and spoils their fresh
ness. Anything which tends to beau
tifying a home, or afford refining occu
pation to its inmates, is mot desirable ;
and those who have little -r no space
in front of their houses for flowers, can
only make up for it by turning the tops
of their houses into gardens.
. It is bad policy to permit stock toget
poor at thin season of -the year. .
VOL.1 XV. NO. 27.
Old maids are described as"emlers
from which the sparks have fled."
Alabama has gained 5,000 in imputa
tion by emigration during tlte past
year. ' - -' -.
The moment a man is satisfied with
himself everybody else is dissatisfied
The present debt of the city of Paris
is $210,000,000, which is to be paid of!
in CO years.
The Japanese colonists iu Cal ifornia
are said to be much more clean and
neat than the Chinese.
Prince Arthur declared Mrs. Secreta
ry Fish to be a finished lady the ieer
of any in the world.
One hundred and ninety-two ersons
were killed in the streets of Imdoii,
last year, by horses or vehicles.
Josh Billings says that publishers
would not notice his communications
until he adopted Ward's style of spell
A well-known dancing woman in
New Y'ork Is said to make $10,000 a
year, working only eight months of the
. Two colored men, sentenced for rape,
were hanged in Newcastle, Delaware,
on the 6th i&st, in the presence of COO
A Dutchess county, N. Y., farmer
had nothing but a handful of pepper to
repulse a burglar with, but it worked
like a charm.
Tobaccco culture has been tried in
San Diego county, Cat, with complete
success. ine product is suicrior to
most of the Virginia leaf.
A Utah letter says that the Mormon
army is 25.000 strong, well drilled but
poorly armed, and is imbued with in
tense hatred to the United States.
Some indorsers to a note in Mary
land claimed that they wre not liable
because the note was signed on Sun
day, but the Court thought otherwise
' In the last week but one of Decem
ber ther.' were 8,653 more pamers m
London than in the corresionding pe
riod of last vear. The total numUr
There are 128 Roman Catholic mon
asteries in the United States, where
men live under vows of celibtiry and
poverty, ami 300 nunneries of various
A two-headed child was rceettly
born in Tazewell, East Tennessee. The
father was a full-blooded negro, ami
the mother a white woman. The child
was still lxrn.
No year ha seen fewer ex pulsions
at West Point than the present, i ne
result of the late examination, in every
branch of studies, has given universal
Adam Clark, ill advisin ' a votin
Wesleyan preacher, told him n no
consideration to hold inter rivws with
women, especially youthful ones un
less in presence of witnesses.
The jealous man is always limiting
for snmethimr he doesn't expect to find.
and after he has found it he is mad be
cause he hxs. He is always happy just
in proportion as he is miserable.
A South Carolinian who lost his wife
lately, married another while friends
were making preparations lor tne lune
ral, and with his bride followed the re
mains sorrowfully to the grave.
Tiio vr .iiiaA nf the Missouri Legisla
ture, on the 10th Inst, passed a bill tie-
barring omcers naving control ami uis
hiirumnt of school monev. from dis
criminating in salaries on account of
A new door has recently leeu open
ed to women that of ticket agent in
the country railroad offices. Several
roads have adopted the system, and
are making the changes as quietly as
St.it istiist show that the Quakers in
Pennsylvania, hitherto the stronghold
of the sect, are decreasing in numbers.
Since 1830, but few meeting houses
hav been established, while 30 have
A mnnatpr lolister has been causrht
of!" the coast pf Scotlaud, measuring
two feet eicrht Inches from the tips of
the claws to the tip of the tail. One
daw measures eleven inches bhu tnree
quarters in circumference.
Tn a case recently tried iu Maine, a
witness incidentally "stated that there
were three posts in his hog yard, lie
ing asked what they were for, he re
nliod with some hesitation that his
three children were buried there.
The Hon. R. S. Heflin. member of
Congress from Alabama, was lately
found in his room at Washington al
most suffocated by gas. When brought
to, he said he " tried to pinch the light
out, but found that somebody had sto
len the wick."
Tn f'liorntpo fHiimtv Ala., alml n.-im-
ed William Dickson killed a plajmate
named Wilcox, by filling a pipe with
powder aud tobacco, and giving it to
T . . i mi i ; e I
mm to smoKe. ine explosion wi
flame ami tobacco down the poor joy's
A votimr man in Indiana worked all
lost Summer to clear an eighty-acre
tract of land belonging to a young wo
man who had promised to marry him.
When, just as the weather be&aii toet
cold, he went to claim his reward, she
married another fellow who had looked
on while the victim was working.
A delegate from Alaska has arrived
at Washington to urge upon Congress
the organization of a Territorial Gov
ernment for that Territory. He ln-iugs
with him memorials, numerously sign
ed by American residents then-, pray
ing that thy may lie accord'il the
same right that other Territories of the
United States have.
A reiMirt from Benton, Mont mt Ter
ritory, on the 7th Inst, say: "Half
breeds just in from the Indian camp
on the Manw, report that the Indians
are dying at the rate of 25 per- d:-.y of
small-pox, and are lagging the whites
to save their lives. The rejxirt that the
Mountain Chinos IwiuLs and others
have declared war, proves wholly un
true. A mysterious deaf girl has lieeu agi
tating San Francisco. A reporter went
to interview her, and while taking
down the points, indulged in remarks
which would not have been compli
mentary to her if she could have heard
them. She stood it for some time, but
finally emptied the cud scuttle over
him and pitched him down stairs. He
doesn't believe she Is deaf.
A Woman's Suffrage Convention as
sembled in Springfield, III., on the
8th instant and closed on the !H!i.
Among the resolutions adopted bv the
Convention is the following: " Itesnl
ved, that Congress take immediate
stes for the adofition of the Sixteenth
Amendment to the United States Con
stitution, to secure snffrage for women
on the same terms as men."
A new remedy is announced f.r the
cure oT chronic lung disease The pa
tient is to place the skin of a cut tixn
his chest every night This remedy
induces easier respiration, and finally
cleanses the lungs. As these patients
require a fresh cat every day, it follows
that these animals will be iu great de
mand, and there will lie a chance for
some expert Yankee to make his for
tune by raising cats.
Ben Franklin, the old simon pure
Ben, left a fund of $5,000 to Boston, the
interest of which hIuuiM l Wn
"young married artificers under the
age of 25." The fund ha1-never leen
so applied, but has increased to S150,- j
000. Joshua Quincy now promises '
that its income l loaned tasueli young ;
men as wish to build houses for them-
selves, as many do, on the mortgage of
the real ette Uaelf.
tHELITIXBCIBL ANBTaUCBC J
bt Mas. x. f. eciwrrs.
UTTLieiaL. . . .
Rolin, at iiit window tail, C
Tapping with yoar tiny bill.
IH)U t j oa find the weather chill t
mux. : - T i
No, the sky to warm and blue.
Ami I'd nothing el.se to do.
So I thought I'd sing to jrotf.
-. ... LITTLE GIKL.
" TVII me, Robin, where jroa go "
When our fields are white with uow.
And the wintry tempest blowT
I am safe in Southern bowern,
N-t'ed 'niM the orange Hewer,
Storms are t here, bat summer howera.
You Aiy welcome a the Kpriug.
Now sonw rmmbn to joa IU bring. .
. 1 ou iuut -ul before you King.
Thank ymi, mid-n, bat 111 wait.
. . . i . . .
ii vou pitr.tM-.anu urine my I
Kile is swinging oj the gate.
LITTLE 6IBL. .
HuiUI your ne on yonder tree,
Kvery morning King lo me,
1 shall so delighted be.
If you will a promise make
That to hear our mmijp you'll wake.
We will build there lor yoar nakr.
There is ne word of only five letters,
and if you take away two of them ten
will remain. What word is that ? It
is often. If you take away of, ten will
There is a word of five letters, and if
you take away two of them ix will re
main. What is it? Sixty. Takeaway
t y, six will remain.
Here is a puzzle : Take away my first
letter, take away my second letter,
take away all my letters, and I am al--ways
the same. Can you gueta thai?
You are right ; It Is the mail-carrier.
Tliere is one word which, if you
change the place of o.ie of its letters
means exactly opposite from what it
did at first. Wkat is the word? It la
united. Place the i after the t, and It
Can you tell me wliat letter it in that
has never lieen used but t ice in Amer
ich ? It Is a ; it is used only twice la
Cau you tell me when there was only
two vowels? It was in the days of
Noah, before you and I were born- In
the days of no a, before and were
Can you tell me when it is that
blacksmith raises a row in the alpha
bet? It is when he makes a poke rand
shove , (a poker ami a shovel,)
Perhaps you can tell why a hare hi
easier to catch than an heiress? It is
because an heiress has an , and bars
Now let me hear whether you can
spell the fate of all earthly things with
two letters? I will tell you dk, (de
cay.) I r-upiKe you have often heard, or
can guess, how to spell mousetrap In
three letters? You are right. It is
Can you tell a man in on word that
he took a late breakfast? This Is the
way attenuate (at ten you ate.)
Cuu you tell me wliat word is always
pronounced faster by adding two letters
to it ? 1 1 is the word fast ; add er to it,
and it faster.
Wliat is the word of one syllable
which if you takeaway two letters from
it will become a word of two syllables?
You must try and guess that, for tt is
my last puzzle. It is plague; take
away jf, and it becomes ague.
An Aw Till Starr.
There was once au awful little girl
who had an awful way of saying "aw
ful" to everything, tflie lived in aa
awful house, in an awful street, in an
awful village, which was an awful d la
ta nee from any other awful place. Hhe
went to an awful school, where she bad
an awful teacher, who gave her awful
les ions out of awful book-". Every day
she was so awful hungry that she eat
an awful amount of food, so that she
looked awful healthy. Her hat was
awful small, and her feet were awful
large. ihe went to an a ful church
and her minister was au awful preach
er. When she took an awful w alk she
climUil awful hills, ami when she got
awful tired she sat down under an aw
ful tree to rest herself. In summer she
found the weather awful hot, and in
wintcrawful cold When it didn't rain
there was an awful drought, and whea
the awful drought was over there was
an awful rain Ho that this awful girt
was all the time in an awful state, id
if she don't get over saying "awful"
about everything, I amafrakl she will.
iiv aud hy, come to an awful end. za-
Wao Made the Birdies ?"
A little three-year old was couslder
ably .cited the other day by seeing the
cut kill a mouse. The next day she
asked her mother suddenly :
" Who made tlie birdies'"
" fod made them my child."
" Who feeds the birdies, mamma?"
"(Sod feeds them."
" Mamma, who made the mice," aba
" God made them."
The little one was tnougbtful a mo
ment, and then aked energetically x
" Does God keep a cat?"
The mother told her she would tell
her all about it wlieu she got older, bat
for the present she had lietter go play
with her India-rubber doll.
A Bare Incident.
In one of our schools there is a young
girl who is a cripple. It to the custom
of the teacher to allow her, wlien the
scholars are dismissed, always to pass
out firt, In order that she may escape
fiom the confusion attendant upon the
dismissal of so many cliiklren.
At one time wlien the alarm of lire
wits sounded, all the school rooms were
at onee emptied of their contents.
While in all of them they rushed out
iu dismay and fright, in some eases
leaving everything behind, in the or .
where the lame child was, there ir ji
perfect tiietness and onler. All Lie
scholars, notwithstanding the noise -and
appareut danger, remained quietly
in their seats until their lame coin pan
ion had got safely out, and was sacore
from the rush, when they with a bound
cleared tlie room.
They thought of her safety befbre
their own; neither fright nor selfish
ness induced them to provide fiir them
selves until they saw her secure from
tieril. Such a display of consideraitoa
and kindness we have not heard of for
many a day, and when we remember
that it came from children it becomes
all the more touching and beautiful.
The following observations are by an
Ohio editor: " I lie woman who made
the bolter which we bought last week
is re.-jeetfully rcpie-ited to exercise
more judgment in proportioning the
ingredient. The last hatch had too
much hair in it for butter, and not quite
enough for a waterfall. Tliere is ks
eire in making yourself tald-tieaded
if butter i cents a jxiund."
What She Died !".
A mother, who had with Iter a little
daughter, was examining the figure of
a horse on a tombstone, and wonder
ing what on earth it was au emblem
of. There was nothing to explain It in
the inscription. "Mamma," said the
little one, as they moved away. "I
shouldn't wonder if .she died of the
Turek enterprising lads who live in
Trenton, N. J-, and whose ages range
from 12 to 1 yean, have hit on a rath
er novel winter amusement. They
have a miniature telegraph wire stretch-
ed over tlte tojis of tlie houses and con
necting their homes. All the appara
tus U of their own construction, and
though quite rude it still works admi
rably. In this way they are virtually
in each other's company though miles
apart, and amuse themselves dfecuss
iMgthenews'of tlw day and cracking ;
their juvenile jokes, while each is seat
ed by his own fireside.