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B AOI DDI IB DO
; " z ' CHILDnOOD.
Drawing pictures en the slate, , ,
Making houses out of cards, ' ':
Solving rid dice all elate, ;.
Peeping in the neighbors' yards
v t.i Such is pert of childhood's gaiue, -.
- Innooeut of wealth or fame.
i , 't . , . . . . . .
Blowing pencil dust away, .
" 8ome perebanee may meet the eye)
' ' Looking out for market day, . . ' i ! ,
When comes home an extra pie 5 ,
- ;: Sack Is part of childhood's fun, . !
Pre the growing time Is done. , ; ,
' On all fours about the room,.
Personating eaU and tuice J
Eavtng of the weatr leOw, . -Don't
it match the floor nice f ,.
v Fairy .weavers, still themsel res, -
Oancing like the ancient el res. ... . ,
Kodding when the prayer U long, -J ,, j
And Uic eyes are rubbed In vain j
la Um morning Bp with song, t
, Holding hands to catch the . ...:
Tom ! come id! yn roguljih Will f
Go to school! and there be still!
Life, a holiday of swecU, ''
Care, a Blue-beard not yet known j
Every day iU Joy repeats, . ,
Raptute in one even tone.
Who, that mom would wish to cloud?
. Who, that fairy laud would shroud? ,.
Hard their destiny who creep . ,
Through a childhood full of gloom,
Sad awake and sad a4ccp, . ,
Buried In a living tomb, 1
Old before their spring Is she.l.
Grey at heart ere morn is fled.
' 'A DUEL IN A BALLOON. '
An affair of this nators : took tlaco on
tho occasion of tho last ascent tut onfl
of tho celcbratol and lucly icrcnaut,
Mens. GndapJ. Mr. Godard took with
him that day, as hi compgon du vog
agt, a wealthy privato gcutJcinan, vslio
paid 1,000 francs for th privilego of Uiar-
ing in mo perus 01 uio expeuuion. 1110
weather could not havo lxv?n raoro propi
tiotts, and the balloon shot up rapidly to a
considerable altitude, ; :
uWhat effect does, that have upon
you V askod M. Godard of his compan
ion. M Nothing," said tho latter laconically.
My cotiiplinicnU to you,". saidM.
Godard. 1, r, , .r ; . ..
44 You aro the first whom I ha vc ever
soen arrive at such an altitude without bo
traying some emotion."
44 Keep on mounting, ram the traveler,
with gravity supreme.
M. Godard threw out some ballast, and
tho balloon ascended soino 500 feci high
er. ' M And now, added M. uodaru,
44 does your heart bcatl" I . 1 - . 1 .
44 Nothing yet," replied his companion,
whh an air which approached closely' to
impatience. " " ' 4 '
44 The deuce, exclaimed m. tiotiard ;
44 you have reallv, my dear sir, tho most
perfect fiualifiealions to bo an tcronaut,"
llio lll(K)ntiuia9cenaea; wuen
foct hicher, M. Godard interrogated his
. ..an A1 1
companion "And' nowi "oiuiug,
nothing; not Uie sliadow of lear wuat
everT answered tho traveler, with a tone
positively discontent, and like a man who
had experienced a profound deception.
44 Goodness mo I so niucu uio worse,
then, said the irronaut smilling; "but 1
imict MinnnnAA nil li-roa ff innLlTIT VOll
afraid. Tho balloon is high enough ; we
are going to descend '.
44 lo descend" ' ...
44 Certainly; thero would be danger in
44 That don't rnako tho slightest differ-
cneo to me; I don't choono to dencend."
44 You, what T atkod M. Gudard.
44 1 say I wtJi to asceud higher; keep
on mounting. I nayo given 1,000 IraDes
in order to experionco 6ome emotion; I
must do so, and will not descend before 1
have felt sofno emotion." ,,:
M. Goilard commenced to laugh; he
believe, at once, tliat it was all a joke, .
44 Will you ascend I once more dc
mnndrtd th tntvfler. neiiinff him br tho
throat and shaking him with violence
when bhall 1 foci 6ouio emotion !',
M. Godanl rchttes that at, this moment
ho felt himsdf lost. A sudden and dread
ful revelation broke upon him in regarding
tho-btransely dilaUxi eves- of his torn-
papnon du voyage; he Lad to deal with
a madman I . . ,
To try to make a ntaniaj listen to reason )
To ask for help amidst the clouds !..''.'
If oven the unfortunate tcronant had
any dcfvnsivo weapon, ho would have
been capable of defending himself; but it
is not usual for people to. . furnish, them
selves with pistols for a voyage in a bal
loon, and certainly one, would not dream
of meeting, with a. warlike encounter in
the stars. Ibe earth was 5,000 feet be
neath most horrible depth,' and tho least
movement of the now furious madman
might cause . the car to capize, M. God
ard, with tho presonee of mind acquired by
him io so many of bis daring aria expe
ditions, mado all these reflections in tho
short space of a second. " ,;
Anl all 1 you' are mocking me, my
fine fellow," continued the madman, with
out loosening his gripe, . Ah I you think
to rob me of 1,000 francs, as well as my
emotion.' Vory woll, bo quiel. It's my
turn to laugh. It's you now who are go
ingto cut a caper." . ' i ' 'r
Tho madman was possessed of prodig
ious muscular force, . M.' Godanl aid not
even attempt to defend hirosolfv "What
do you wish from mo IT Iio a&ked with a
calm tone and submissive air.' '
r 44 Simi-lr to amuse . myself in ociirar
you turn a summersault," .answered the.
nuuiman wiui irrucioua sail jo. "xjui
first (the madman aprieared to. tthink
himself,) I hare my idea. :. I wish to see
if I cannot una some emotion up there.
I must put myself astride on the semi
circle." - ' ' 1 ' :
' The madman indicated with his fingor
Uie upper part of tl5 - balloon. . Just in
streaking, he commenced to climh, along
tue cords which hold the car, attached to
tho balloon. M. Godard, 'who had hot
bofoye trembled for himself, was foiced to
do so new for the madman. x ; . . - .vf m
. 44 Uut misernbla uian, you are going to
kill yourself j you will be seized with ver-
"lso "remark'e," LisAoJ' ih'- madman,'
seizing him by Uio dollar, 44 or I will at
oueo pitch you into the abyss."
44 At least," observed it Godard, 44 al
low mo to put this cord around V our body,
so that you may remain attached to the
balloon." 44 Be it so," said the madman.
w ho Bocmod to comprehend tho utility of
the precaution. This'done, furnished with
his cord of safoty,the maJmancommenoed
10 enmu aiong 1110 ropes wit a. uie aginiy
of a squirrel. He readied the balloon
and placed himself astride the semi-circle,
ai he had aniL Once ' there be rent the
air with a shout of triumpli, and drew
his knife from his pocket. .
44 What aro you going to do!" akked
M. Godard, who feared he might linve
the idea of ripping of -en tho balloon.
44 To roako . myself comfortable forth-
with." Uttering these words the mad
man cut slowly the conl of safety which
M. Godard had attached to his body;
With a single puff of wind to shake tho
balloon, the miserable, creature must roll
over into the abyss! M, Godard shut
his eyes in order not to sco' him. . Tho
madman claps his hands; he canuot eon
tain himself with delight : Ho spurs tho
balloon with; hi heels, a if on horseback
to guide its flight,
44 And now, yelled forth tho madman,
brandishing his Vnife, 41 we are going to
laugh.' Ah, robber, you thought to make
me descend 1 Very well. It you who
are a going to tumble down in a moment,
and quicker than that."
M. Godanl had not lime to mako a
movement or put in a ainglo word. Bo
fore he was able to divine tho infernal in
tention of tho madman, tho. latter, still
astride of the emi-cirvle, had cut--ohl
horror ! four of the cordages which sus
pended tho car of th, balloon. .Tia..ear
V i- , -II ...1 . I .11. I ...
iticuiie uomwy ; 11 omytoius 07 two
I was rin2 to sar by one con, so slight
do they apjearl It would havo been all
over with M. Godanl if lie Um not grasp
el desjrately at the two remaining.
Tho knife of the madman ar prondios tho
last cords a moment and all will be
44 A word -a single word," cried M.
Godard. ; r " i
"No no iardon," vociferated the
44 1 do not ask for pardon ; on the con
trary ." .. .
44 What is it you wUh then!' said the
madman, astonished. ; . ;
44 At this moment, now," continued the
icronaut hurridJcv," we are at a height of
5,000 feet." ' ;! ' ' ;
: " Stop," said the madman, r 44 that w ill
be charming to tumblo down from such a
' 44 It i still too low,"' added M. God
arJ. . .
How so f asked the madman, stupe-
44 Yes," said M. Godanl, 4 my experi
ence as au arronaut has taflght me tliat
death is not eertairi lo ensue from a fH
from tliat elevation. Tumble for tumble,
I much prefer to fall from such a height
as to le killed outright, rather than risk
being only lainod ; havo tho charity to
privinitato me from a height of 0,000 feet
only." . ; - - -
"Ah, that will do," said the madman,
whom the mention of a more horrible fall
charmed amazingly. .,j '
. M Godard follow s heroically Lis pur
pose, and throws out an enormous quan
tity' of ballast, Tlio ball.ion ' makes a
powerful lound, and mounts 500 feet' in a
lew seconds. Only and while the mad
man surveys thy operation with aTiwnac
ing air the secronaut thinks to accom
plish another quite contrary. Tho quick
eye of M.r Godard bad remarked -that
amongst the cords spared ' by the mad
man, figure tho one leading to the valve.
His plan is taken.' Ho draws tho cord, it
opens tho valve placed in tho upper part
of tho balloon for the purpose ' of allow
ing any excess of the hydrogen gas to cs
type, and the result which . no hoped for,
was not long in rw.kuig itself apparent
Little by 1 little the roadman became
drowsy,' asphyxiated, and insensiblo by
the vapors of tho gas whkh surrounded
turn- .. ...r. ) .;.. 1. ?."
Tho madman being sufficiently asphyx
iated for his purpose, . M. Godard allows
the balloonto descend slow ly to the'earth.
The drama is finished f , . . ,
Arrived on terra jirma, M. Godard,
not bearing any hatred to the author of
his perilous voyage, hastened to restore
him to animation, and had hini conveyed,
hands and feet bound to the neighboring
station. Courier '1 Europe.
X1SCELLASE0C3 ITEMS. .
- Dreams are the noveLj wo read
whoa we aro' fast asleep. 1 , : . ' ! v
Some do9ceoant ! of Solomon has
w isely remarked that thouo w ho go to
law lor uamagos are sure to get them. ,
'It may seem a h'ttlo remarkable
that, In these days, the greatest part of
1 no wuite wanning is uono wun ihk.
K 'A duel is"sconr over than any oth
er rocontre between foe, it requiring only
two seconds. '. ; :.
. Family Bath for the winter. Get
ting iubo daily . 44hot water" with your
wife. . ,
. ' Why are ladios, liko bells f Be
cause you can never find out their metal
untiryoti liare given them a ring.
44 You 'seem to walk more erect than
usual, my friend." . 4Yea. I have been
straightened by circumstances," r ,
Scolding, says a good-fof-.nf)thing
old bachelor, is the pepper of matrimony,
and the ladios aro tne pepper botes. " 1
44 Hold your tongue for a fool"
said an InVhmanto his wife.' "Then
you'll be after speaking yourself was the
cutting reply. ...
, A yankeo who occupied a berth di
rectly over a lawyer began to grow rcsl
loss the lawyer asked, 4tare you a fool P
No, sir, I am above tlie fool." '
If a lady declines dancing with you
four times in one - evening, you are not
bound by the law of etiquette to ak her
asrain. .' . .
. At a concert roccutlv, at the con
clusion 'of the song,'-4 There's a good
Time Coming," a hroir rose and said,
'Mister, couldu't you fix the date!"
, What one of the planets is supjKsed
to have tlio most speciol Tlie. moon;
because sho U continually changing quar
Wra. ' ' ' "' " ' ' "'
' 44 Why, it's as plain as two' arid two
makes four," said a man in an argument
44 But I deny that, too, said his dUputaiit,
for 2 and 2 makva 22."
- "Mama," said a , promising youth
of some four or five years, 44 if all iile
are made of dust, ain't niggers niade of
No man In the nation h more in
debted to the pple than I am," aakl an
office hoIJor, . "Iudcod, sir; how much
of their money haVe you taken V .
She is all my fkney .raiute! lir."
as' Uio young Indian said of his favorite
wjns whoso face ho had just bedaubed
with vormillion and yellow ochre.
! 44 That motion is out of rdof," as
the chairman of a political meeting said
when he' saw a rufiian raising his arm to
throw a rotten egg.
" 44 1 am going to tho po6t-oflice,
Bob, shall I inquire for you!" "Well,
yes, if you liave a nund to, but I don t
think you'll find me there" ; .,
44 It is well to leave something for
thTKC who erne after. us," as the gen
tleman said who threw a barrel in the
way of a constablo who was chasing him.
Mrs. Partington expressed great ap
preliension that the people of California
will bhjod to death, as every paper sho
picks up announces 4anothcr vein opened.'
'A larrister observed to a learned
brother in Court that tho wearing of
whiskers was unprofessional. ' 44 Right"
rcspondel hisfriond, w4'a lawyer cannot be
A I'reuch princess, being toU that
tho poor in Paris were dying of stan a
tion, said : "What silly peoplo 1 Before
I'd starve, I'd cat brown bread and mat
Ue member a flow er garden is in
complete w ithout shrubbeiy. Vlant them
as it they hal fallen iu a shower that
is, without etraight laeoil ngularity. Let
them look like a patch of the wild wood
transplanted to your garden. . ; :
! A good chi Quaker lady, after lis
toning to the extravagant yams pf a store
keeper as long as her patience would al
low, said to him: "Friend H ' , what
a pity it is that it Is a sin: to lis when it
seems so nooessary in thy buamesa'r
' 44 Sir" lispol a great huly, in water,
ed silk, at the ,Wprld'a . Fair, 4'haTe the
gooibness to inform mo if there' aro noble
men' in tho lTnited States!" 44 Ves,
ma'm," answered a full fed Jonathan, "I
am one of them." u , ; . . ,
t One of tho jurors , oh tho Sickles
trial said he was disqualified ia conso
quence of the relation he boro to tlie ac
cused." On being asked w hat that' rela
tion was, he stated ho loo was a married
man. , ';".,: .:j l .n . v4,?v'.
. An innocent yoQDg.Bportsnuin, in
order to shoot a squirrel on .he top of a
tree, climbed another close by : and on be
ing askod the reason of so foolish a freak,
eaid, 14 that ho didn't want to strain the
gun by a long shot." ; ; ' .. i . :
'. Peoplo who expect to gn to Heav
en by. dropping a shilling in the contri
bution bog on Sunday and fehavo a doz
en poor, devils of ten times that sum on
Monday to make un for it re as likely
to hat e a seat in , Paradise as an ox-ex-press
U to beat tho summer lightning.
(J . OUR FIRST SURSE..
' Sirdow n, and I'll tell you all about it.
Charley, and I were engaged ; and aa
youth comes but once, we pot married,
and left other couples to grow gray, if
they likcdjpn tho distant prospect of
damn.sk curiam, line turuuure, ana trains
of sorvanU. Charley . did not know tlie
menaingofa "club house;", as' to tho
diamonds t and satins the shepwners
flafhol in'my eyes, I did not give them
a thought Wo had, some nice Ixvtks,
and some choice engravings.. You might
have gono into, mauy a' parlor pn which
hundreds liad ' been la iihel. and likexl
ours all tho belter when' you carrio back.
Still it wauted sorrwthirn- that we both
agrptal ; for no hoifto, can be 'uiid to )kj
properly furuLdiod without a i Ay. Well.
Christmas day brought us one, weighing
the usual eight pounds, and as lively as a
cricket ' Such lungs it . liad ! ; Charley
Miid it was int4ndel t'vr a miuistcr. .
Well, now it was all right; at least it
wrmld have been if the laby had not in
volved' a - nurse. 1 We had, "to 6 sure, a
vagtie idea that We must have one, and
as vague an idea of wliat a nurse was.
Wo thought lier agool kiixl of a creature
who uiidvitx,d.bb-doiii, and never in
terfered with any little family arrange
ments, Not a bit of it' ' ;
:, Of course, the firtit thing h did was
to mako preparation to sleep in 111 v roouv. ,
Poor Cluirloy w'a sent off jnto' a desolate j
spare chamber; Charley," whose xhaving
operatiotis I had watched with such in
terest; whose cravats I liad tkJ to suit
my-fancy every morniug; wlioso hair I
had brushed up; and well, never mind
the rest; old maids and " old bachelors'
will deem all thw perfectly ridiculous.
It was soon evident that this bran new
laby of ours gave nurse an aeondancy
over us. , Yu might havo seen this With
half an eye, as'sho folded her hands rom
ilaccntly over her. apron strings and sat
down in my little . rockiug-chair by the
fire opposite the bed, and then fixed her
lailhk eyes upon me as Charley left Iho
room. Poor Charley I ho neither drank,
nor smoke, nor gambled; he was too
food of home for any of these things. So
ho wandered up stairs and down; sat in
the parlyr staring at the fire till ho Could
bear it no longer, and then stole np stain
to get comforted. Hot as often aa he did
so, would . you bclievo it ! that woman
watclied lus every movement just as if
ho were infringing some of her rights anil
immunities. ! '' . .
What if ho th'd Urn jurats' n piece of
cake in his iocket? Who likes to live
for ever upon gruel I What if ho did
open the suublind and let a little blessed
sunlight in, when sho tried to jorsuado us
into the belief that 44 it would hurt ba
by 'a eyes!" What if ho did steal one of
her knitting needles, when she sat there,
evening after evening, knitting round, and
round that interminable old gray stocking
till : my nerves were wound up to tho
screaming point ! What if I did tell him
tliat sho always set her rocking-chair up
on that ' looso boanl in tho 4Tor which
sent forth that ugly squeak, and that she
always said, "Bless meP and yet was
Euro to get on it tho very, next tiruo she
sat down ! What if I did tell him that
afterdiriucr she always wanted to take
a sly nap, and would mnhTe tho baby-up
in so many blankets tliat it could not
crv if it wanted to, and would draw the
curtains closely round my bod, and . tell
me "it was high, time tLiit I took a nap,"
I, that could neSer, either by strata
gem' or persuasion, be induced to bleep
in, tho day time. , . .
.And what if I did complafu t him
that' she wanted to put a sticky pitch
plaster upon my nexV, for a little ghost
of a cough (occasioned by her stirring tho
ashe in tlie grate too furiously), and that
when I clapped it on the bed-Mist instead,
sho muttered f nitefully, that 44 a hand
some neck would not keep me olit of my
coffin r What if I did tell him that she
tried on my nice, little boo collars when
she thought I Was asleep at night; tho'
I can 'not bear to have any body mussing
my' thing about after I have laid them so
orderly in . my drawer ! ' And wliat if. I
complained that she kept pressing me sq
constantly to drink dcteslablo porter, un
der the pretence that its second hand in
fluence might 44 make Ue baby tdp P
What if 1. 3x1 do all this ! Was he not
my husband I Didn't 'I tell him every
thing I ' laugh with him I ' cry with him !
And didn't he Eke it, too ! Of course he
did - , . : . ! .i.4 I
. And poor Charley! h was forlorn, too.
His cravats were tied like A fright all tho
time I was' confined ; his buttons were off
his pretty velvet vest; and he had'nt the
heart to get his boots blacked. Poor
Well 'that nurse had the impudence
to tell us at last that 44 we acted like two
children." Ch'ddrtnl H'f.l$f The
parents of tliat eight pound baby I That
was tho last drop in our cup. Charley
paid her off; and I was sd glad when she
wont that I laughed till I cried. t 1
Then we both drew a long breath, and
sat down and looked at the new baby
our baby; and Charley asked roe about
its little sleeping habiU, and 1 told him,
with a shake ot the load, that I could
not speak definitely on that point Then
we dwcuaiod the respective merits of cribs ,
and .cradles, aud the propriety, of tench- .
ng, .at.au early pern,' tliat impressive. '
lino of Mrs. Ionian's: ,
" Xtght Is tho Umo for sleep,"'
- And then Charley got up and put on
a noiseless pair of slippers, arrangwl the .
fire irons oilod tho creaking hinga of the
door, Inid a diair over tho squeaking lumrd
hi tlie floor, tliat ho might not trend 00 it
then gently shaded tlio oi'dit lanqs aud '
kxkoil at me with a sort of congratulato
ry nod. So far well; but in hanging hi
vct over a chair, out rattled a erfei.t
temjct of florins, shillings ami sixpences t
on the hearth I Of course tho baby wok
frightened out of I know not how much
growth, aud screamed till it was, black in
tho face.' . In vain its poor itwxprriencrd "
a kissed rt, scratching it.s h'ttlo velvet
faeo with his rough ' V hiskers the while I
In vain we lioth walked the floor with it;'
tlie fire went out; the lamp-went out;
nnd just at daybreak it came to us. like a'
revelation, tho sarcastic tone of the old .
nurse, as sho said, 44 Good ' bye; I. hopo
you'll get along cotafurtably w ith the dear
laby.w . ' i -v , :
Arnl so we did. - Do you suppose one
night's watching A4 going lo quoneh our
love, either for the. baby or for each other !
No, not a thousand like it; for, as Dr.
Somebody hath it, "it was one of tho
kind tlat was cot born to did."
Maxnehs. Young folks should- bo
mannerly. But how to bo is the ques
tion. Many good boys and girls feci that
they cannot behave to suit themselves in
tho presence of company. They aro
awkward, clownish, rough. '. They feel
timid, bashful and self distrustful the mo
ment they are addressed by a stranger or
npjicar , iu company. '. Thero ia but ono
way to get over this foeling, and aoquiro
easy and graceful manners; that is, to do
tlio' best they cat all the time, at homo
aa well as abroad. ; Good manners aro
not leariKMl so ihnch as acquiroil by hab
it 'i'hey grow upon ns by use. We
must be courteous, agreeable, civil, kiwi,
gentlemanly anl womanly at home, and
then it will" bo a kind of second nature ev
erywhere. A coarse, rough manner at
home begets a habit of roughness which
w o can not lay off if w e try, when we go
among strangers. ' Tho most agreeable
people wo have ever known in company
are those that aro perfectly agreeable at
homo. . Home is the school for all tho
bout things. . .... s ..... .
' Sowrio Skeds. One reason why
seedsmen get bad names when seeds do
not grow, is that they aro covered too
dec p, or aro placed in soil so waterlogged
that, though tlwy swell, tho air cannot
gel at them and decomposition results.
Prepare tho land properly, and if you pro
pose sowing in China, co there first
A NOVKL COXVKYARCB TO PlKK'tf
Pk ik. The AlcdoTtVcorrf says that Mr.
H. H. Osborn, of that place, Is about
starting for the gold region with a dog
train. Ho has a light wagon, two New
foundland dogs, two greyhounds, and two
pointers for the lead, and expects to dis
tance all competition.
Calvk Tho Stock Journal says:
"Beware of practicing a fatal piece" of
'Suite economy by putting them on a short
allowance of milk. Do not attempt to
wean them too soon ;" nnd we add do not
adopt the false and foolish notion 44 that
its all in tho breed, and nothing in tho
keeping." Prairio Farmer.
Roots.-44 Are they worth cultivating I"
44 Will it pay to cultivate for stock!
Those questions an asked us frequently.
Wo answer yes. Ho is a fortunate man
who has plenty of them the 1st of March
or April, to fe-d his cow s and horses, aye,
his sheep. Who will givo us a chapter
on tho profits of root crops!
"'I ' ' Prairie Farmer.
' t.. , ' . . --
Xr,' Ahrf' said a mischievous wag
to a lady acquaintance of a proud aristo
cratic cat 44 1 perceive you havo been
learning a trade, ' , . ' ,
4,Learning a trade J" replixl the haugh
ty dame, looking needles and pins, 44 in
deed you are very much mistaken."'
, V Ob r( said the wicked wag, "I tho't
by the look of . your chocks that you had
turucdjpainterl ' v
The w ag slid instanter--tho lady did'nt
faint but looked somo red in the face,
i 4 i-1 .... - -. '
... How do you get along with your
arithmetic !" asked a father of his litllo
boy. "I've ciphered through addition,
partition, subtraction, distraction, abomi
nation, justification, hallucination, dona
tion, amputation, ceation, adoption and
civilization." He'd do for an cngmeer,
or a flea-tamer. ....
A son of Erin, while hunting for
rabbits, .came across a Jackass in tho
woods, ami shot him.
44 By me soul and St Patrick," he ex
claimed, ' Fvo shot tho father of rabbits."
. f3T Youth writes its hopes upon the
sand, and age advances like tho sen, and
washes' them all out