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WHOLE NO. 254.
THE LONG WHITE SEAM.
At I came ronnd the harbor buoy
The lLht benau to gleam,
" the laud lockert barhor itlrrad
Tb cratce war white aa cream ;
Am I I marked my tovr by candlelight
Be Iiik her long white ream.
"JU w,nK h.. re. my dear. aTll m
Watch anil .tear at ea ; a M W I
Ifa reef aud furl, and hurl the finST
bat aall and tbluk of thee.
I climbed to reach her cottam door;
Oh. sweetly mv lave aln.nl
like a ahafi of llhr her voloe baeakr. forth.
"J aoul to meet It eprlnira,
Mine alilnlne w ter leaned of nU
a g like this.
i . i i .
-. ""null U J I I .LM
I aassaafSlSsl Aytwtting jSaMskSBkew,
BBBBBa. jrasK. Ba(aiaBXBWe oaaaaw
I TBBBSsWt oh, WX-assBWee
1 Baaa flrxne cand lev nTelSrl
er wedding (town It waa aba WroufM,
8jwlug the long white aeaia. .
Aa naturally as a steel needle flies to a
9J Fl?SfeotJPaaK vWB&mlyMpor put it for
""wTO T a Virtue, for The act has generally
been involuntary; and so it waa one day
last year, when, having seen my small
quantity of personal luggage on board the
jrreat screw liner lying at the wharf get
ting up her steam, ready for her raoe across
the Atlantic, I waa loafing about, watching
with considerable amusement that arrival
of passengers, for the most part excited,
worrit!, ana me Drey or porters and cab
ubled with no
1 than in the
lis. A rented cigar Was het.K-epn
I - . T . . p
miv una. ana i was trying to enjoy it for,
Judging from old experience of my sensa
Uuua in a rough sea, I did not anticipate
much comfort for the raxt two or three
Jays at the least when a very ordinary
looking man, evidently a commercial
traveler for a cutting house, walaed up
.. 1 1- a y .... e
handed my cigar, I glanced down at his
.eft hand to see that it was not meddling
with my watch-chain.
. " rK,ks like. conjmercial, baC may be a
i a-ock,lf f Jsaidatientally, of coarse
wuue ne punea at his cignr pulting I
mine out in th nmno
"Going across " he paid abruptly, apd,
to use what would probably have been his
xpreasion, taking stock of me the while
" Ooing across the pnuABelceUynr he
awld again, coolly, and nodding his head
wrd the great steaming and . snoj tinr
" My cigar thanks I" I said, in a tone
meant to be perfectly Relgravian in its
liauteur, as I turn -d aside,- for I had met
thp appeal of-a pa,ir of dark eves a tad,y
in distress, and, 'between porters and
Dvig.Ttge. appareniry fjerfi-e IV lewildeTed
.!ror,QUCP on board!'" I asked.
lef on yes." said the ow
eyes, eagerly. ' Are you
uie steamer, esirr
"Er uo, not exact y," I
somewhat aback; and t felt
aaf, ' Do - hok as if I
mf tjjoughr the men l
owner of the
" " Allow
Vea." said the ladv .- 'thiv uk air
ShTTlfngs for brintring mv fugsrasrefrdm the
station. Is it correct "
Absurd ! No," I said ; " half a crown
ts aniple." And, espousiog the lady's cause,
I dismissed the ravenous monsters, who
Jwwjr upon the unprotected, and then sent
her luggage on board the HtlceUpn, casting
more than once a glance aside to see that
my new acquaintance was tall, with hand
some, well-marked features, very ladylike,
and dressed in the first fashion.
"Seen odd," I thought, traveling quite
alone. Strong-minded woman, .perhaps."
But this latter thought was a. t aside the
next moment as I handed her along, the
gaeafway J"qi jiwi. A f quiet earnest,
trusting look in bataWfiSta-es ,- and the an
swerx she gave to mv entreaties that aha
would not be alarmed at the rushing water.
the uneasy motion of the steamer, and the j
puening, excited crowd, were grateful in
the extreme. I felt nattered, and not at all
fairy that such a companion was to share
"If you would lead ma to the cabin
where I could see the stewardess," she
said, and I immediately handed her to the
saloon door, where the turned franRly to
hold out a well-gloved though rather large
hand. " I am indeed much obliged. I am
obliged to travel alone , but my husband
will meet me on landing at New York, and
ha will, I know, be extremely grateful for
.t TKe!next moment I was standing alone,
confounding her husband, ad appealing
to fate to know why another should have
first seen and secured about the only wo
man who seemed, likely to form an agree
able sharer of my pilgrimage throoj-h life.
" Nke to be a young, smart -looking fel
low," said a voice ; and, turning, there
stood the bagman,pufflng away at hisciar,
and staring at me with all his mhrht,
though, probaVly from business habit, he
was referring from time to time to a p. cket
book he held in his hands. " Now, you
know, I never make an impression Htm
-that on a lady. 1 never find the, sex a-k-tttg
my grrfiiotipti aftfl l that sort of
thing. Very nice, though. I should, think,
lsn t it T
He accompanied his last words with the
slightest approach to a wink, and closing
'tfcfc jfA at J)fe me with it in the side,
when I felt so annoyed that I angrily turn
ed upon my heel and walk, d to the sale,
watching the arrival of late passengers ;
il lowed me,
but to my great diagust he fol
uAi-eMof JLfrotrninr 1
IBicRU his seTutiary 24
snrewd hnriam. an
iW JLTSVS'Mi VHae to me
I tried very hard to get rid ot him, but
snubbing was thrown away. Apparently
he rfifljfem jradMfaTiiMLi hut hieeonduet
v aa OafcflMj) WUBbLMBk making a vir
tue of necessity, I suffered him, and he lit-'
erally hooked himself on to me. ; 1;
rut all the same he seemed to have a
ized all who
came on boaratill theTirne for starting had
arrived. The cables were cast loose, the
screw revolved slowly, then stopped, th n
revolved again, a d the vessel began
grandly. tn move forward, the passenger
waving their adieus as they clustered bv
the side. Then once more the bacm m !
u i .. l v. nit lull in iiiv. nn l. UJUQtil-
ded, walked through the throng on deck
tor, and thta, in tde same undeddeu man-
me, and snapped-, by my
aaavi..JaUouL iosne -.oust airectnsBana
" '" rnf Hi inn Hisf ETikf ill
ner, returned to
said, with a
sel begins to affect you,"
"Affects you. you mean," I replied,
esesac Curious, though, ain't tti
acr as before?"
"Yea, twice." J. said, sharply ; and then I
Walked away, for now, clos-ly veiled. I had
seen the figure of mv ladv f. lend emercinir
I'rriAf tuVJ'slfoAtr floor; and upon mv going
up and iuWn!r concern! tif: her welfare, a tie
j.orie no dritnur almt Inking my arm and
walking -up. and down the deck.
I must coufeas that I auonghtVerv little
of tiie some, around, though I kept, on the
strength of old recollections, pointing out
the auoue tiimiliar objects we were pass-
ng;; tor J liad the idea in mv head that
Ethe remark my companion had made .wi
Dot the truth: in short. I did not believ
that ifiere Would be anv hnsliand awaiiinc
hit upon the quay at Slew York, and that
after all it was but a bold subterfuge by
wiuca a single ana unprotectea woman
wisnea to snroua nerseit in the respect
paid to tnetnarriefl ot iter eex.
That she was respectable was undoubt
ed ;-but. there wasaaatiaold, shrinking way
abontjber, tip afferent from the quiet, calm'
self-posession of a married lady ; and I
f It assured thnP no one whose husband
awaited her upon the quay at New York
would so readily lay herself open to re
Mark by accepting nry arm upan so short
an aoquaintanoe. v. ' '
"la is thaa-a friend of yours ?" sud
denly asked nn companion.
"t nend? liiend oi mute? I said, fn a
puzzled way. "No; I have no friends on
bpanl at.lesst, onx one, I hope," I added,
"1 1 t hank yon, was tne hesitatinff w
plj, in the most gentle of tones. . "Com-
pelied as we, are to rely upon the society
ot so few crarmr a sea-voyage, friendships
dp soon spring up.
''Bnttohom were you alluding?" I
Do, It ts nothing. I tint i am very
weaK and tooiisn i tanciea mat tne man,
the gentleman you were speaking to, was
watching us rather particularly." j a
Yes, yes, 1 dare say. I think, though,
is hi j habit. lie looked just as earnestly
me a snort time ago, ana ne has been
staring at every one in turn. You do Vt
think ne is looking after a runaway young
lady, do you?" I added, laughing.
In an instant my arm was dropped, and
though the veil was down, my compan
ion's eyes seemed to flash fire as she half
turned round toward me.
I- never professed, to be very penetrating,
but 1 was keen enough to see that I had
touched upon a chord which k p bent the
twa ends' of a how of mystery. I saw too
that, but for, careful management, the ad
vance I had made in the good graces of an
admirable woman-would toe destroyed in an
u Pray excuse my impertinent remark,'' I
exclaimed, eagerly. 71 h words were
meaningless, and. uttered without fore
thought," " " is dydai
My compnion,pparently reassured, took
arm once more, and uttered a little low
"SMeaningle9S, indeed but for a moment
tliought-'-'- i 3 .1- 14(,.
She did not finish her sentence ,- for at
moment my commercial acquaintance '
eu close oy us, gave me a laminar noa
a smile, wasted- a cloud jtff suokA into,
lady's. (ace, and walked on.
V Such consummate impertinence!"' T
""fo'u wtSuld hardly think that I
never seen that ma i before to day." ,,
Acqeamtawmlnps do spring up rather
y ; and 1 glanced down, but the speakr
bead was sUgbtlyavierted, and it seemed
me that she spoke in husky tones.
For the' next three days the number 'of
passengers w uo suoweu ju uecK wap.SMiei
rv limited, in cOnqutmce of tho state of
weather, and.realli' the offices 'Qf
steward and" tewafaess Jiould have been
sinecura JVjrIIay part, can only own
being quaJanisJl&ritheBjrapnd day, and I
paced the.deckdaQjwfiillv jn anticipatiordf
advent or myTafty mend. But go en
when I tW 1 was certain to e
oou nter the cool, easyasored nod of the
ll'limian rMHa flnnciimntl.nl tl f riiirara
"QM'Hfc UJi- ti'U'UmUlli'U i u
hav been somethrfrg enormous. H
as fr. eeaid mbtruatate ae ver ; but one
evening, just.as it .'aa turning dark, I had
pleasure of smoki g my pipe in penes:
I saw him in deep conversation with, a
I bad hardly noticed before, from the
of bis being one of the second-class
To my great astonishment, though, after
had gone' into i the saloon, the bagman
strolling in, followed, a short time
by the man to whom he had been
Speaking : and this latter seated himself on
opposite side of the trfble in an ab
stracted manner, sat thinking for a while,
then slowly walked passed me and out
the ' saloon " door, softly shaking his
The- next two days passed pleasantly
enough ; for. though unwilling to com - on
the ltidy passefiger was nearly recov
ered, and many ,-a pleasant tete-n-tete I en
joyed. I found her most ladylike, and
thoroughly w 11 informed; while, as our
acquaintance warm d, if I may use the
inu something that was at least
friovdyhiDy I was delighted to find that
had indeed been a true surmise ; for
coiif.saed to having determin d to
as Mrs. Saville, there being no hus
band TO meet he ;at New: : York, dnly a
Perhaps I did plume my-elf on my
shrewdness ; at all events, that night after
winning from her so singular an avowal, I
considerably elated. I listened that
to t lie remarks of a passenger re
specting the tedium ot the tnp with a
Of lofty contempt; Tor I be
that I was very tar gone, and
s emed to me I he brig liest of seas,
ovnrbori.e by the Mu st of ski. s. I was,
fact, in such a state of ecstasy HH
on deck to look up at the - ars for
hour -before seeking my berthH
Savijl Saville! what an old and
aristocratic name! Miss Saville had re
or how glorious itwoiild have been,
that clear, diamond-illuminated night,
watchea the sparklinu: of the spray,
Was I mistaken ? Jlad she not parted
me a cruarter of an hour Hfrre to re
tire to rest ? a d now this vejJeWfcure
by me in the dnrbnctiS; Kt this
Impossible I r I lausJsed th
; for I w- fliat rjiy nun
ona form. sni fnaf ml lie. hasty
obtained T had invested another with
attnnures oi ner i loieit.
Ye; her I loved.' I w ready to 6wn
now s and I leaned thwightfully ow the
BBl . t
rrlim pse i
r tne inciuenis oi
poking up my mi.idrruyTl
-esMsBaTdssK JflffV '
bulwark, going ovi
t day or ho, and
mv luture p:
t all feeling of
and connections matters
could eas ly be arrived at in
the next day.
I was Btanding quite in the shadow be
neath one of th quarter boats, and
just turned with the intent io i of de-
ing, when some one passed me wh
recognized to be ine secnd-class pass, n
ger; and th- n ftr a few moments I heard a
low. murmured conversa ion at a short
distance, when the man passed me again,
going f irwarJ.
Five, iitinutvs after I waa t the saloon
door, when .a. hearty clan on the shoulder
made me turn, to flntf tflftt it waa the bair
man. vrtw "nugheey soft fy art wiy angry face.
aud then addwi to bis former obtrusivenes
by thrusting his b'ind. into my side, as'Re
"I say, any lad, Pm gofng to open your
' but I am
you lofiiOaiw, bo
re, don t be uppiedi ; come and have
cigar up in the bows just one before you
I I WT:l t-tlA
- Ian aanetv oUadi " Xataid
going to my berth.
JHlflMSrW3Huri e nonchalan ;
" bet nM-teej" BaMattteaaaptain, at break
Cast next morning ; " w hora's my aaienri
who sits third down on the left Mr. Lis
ter? Steward, go and see if Mr. Lister Is
nnwell again no, not again, because he
seemed to be an old aaulor -'mr if he's in
his cabin.". . . c.. .
The steward returned with a reply in the
tiefntfve ; when. ieitpp9ffifr him to be on
deck, the breakfast was brought to an end.
UmJ,jlr. Lister, or as I calledehim, tie bag-
man nroa fVVrr-vt t irt
ril 1 H I II ri list MitM' TiatI rrimrl
"v i 1 r -0 I
Vine. IvtUIl' V H DUsy tongue I
that Jttr. leister
rorward with nim
IAow not why, a
miseine L .! smaaf eia fct
I immediately Jecailsat ibis promise to
open my eyes that day, .anik, also that
had fnvited me to go torwaj
smoke a'eirtrrV SM
strange feeling of interest made me leave
my seat, apologize to ilia Saville, wbjUk
VtwtoA ,.t;n i, .ii won haW Trhi'l.i T
.1 itr ..t rrworYl t rt A rrrnrt tr, fiH t ). unK.
Jeet in foil discussion. Taroof the watch
had seen hpn. jjp forward with a lighted ci
gar between his lids,, and perch himself
close to the Dowspnt; out tfrey could not
recollect seeing lifm come back, though
pne man had .some taint, idea of something
black coming close by him, but he was not
Sure. m rJ "' '
More excited groups formed, and I soon
found that search had been made through
the steamer, and that the captain was in
great trouble respecting the missing man ;
for all pointed tft one'rict that the poor
fellow had chosen a dangerous position
and had, without giving the alarm, slipped
and fallen into the sea. to be borne under
an instant by the huge cut-water of the
I shudd red; fori thought that, had T
accepted his invitation, I might have seen
him fall, and, if powerless to stay him,.
have given the alarm, perhaps in Urn
for a boat to have beea 1 mnched.
" Can any gentleman afford any infor
mation?" said the captain, addressing tl te
group where I stood.
"I can only add," I said, "the corrobora
fle testimony that Mr. lister invited use
go forward with him, but I declined."
"You did not go forward with himf"
"aiHo I replWd ;'"aad I have no recol
lection af seeing him came back into the
saloon. But stop," I said, for I hat! uf
denly encountered a close', searching jraze
directed at fne; there is a 'gentleman here
was taikifi.g to , Mr. Lister late last
night" And I pointed to the second-ttlass
"How do you know?" he said, calmly,
regardless of the .many eyes fixed upon
"Because 1-MotwJ. By-onef the quarte r
bostswwhen Jeoajacaene sit. to speak, to him,
I alap fwjjiLB ipckr"
uuite ngnt, sara tne
second -clasji pas
Did won know Mr. Lister?" said the
"Yes, I knew him," " Said the other,
calmly. .aje ai I mm sJ
1 here seems to be some mystery here, ,
lucre seems k utavse mrtiierv acre, ... r
th.e captain. "wV he a friend offl
voiirM V aiV. .
' V es.
t haaalra not abrupt reply ,- and
after a moment's silence, the second-
passenger walked quietly up to the
captain, took 'llfm by a button, led him
apart, and whispered . a few words in his
saw the eaptain give a slight start, stare
at the man, and then apparently aka
question, whtn, whatever was the answt r,
seemed satisfied, and gave orders for a
farther search which was however, futile.
was not alone in directing curious
glances at the second-class passenger ; but
was a quiet, drv-lookiuflxlose-shaven
with an apparent pafter of -hutting
th his bind
c n lu-fellow-
himself up within him
deck to and fro, w
in a furtive, thoug
searching was at an end, - and t
arrived at that, oiut-luckless
passenger had meJrlTsBaBw
noticed that the quiet man's eyes were
on meaal wen; to the saloon; and
mg te wnere Miss Savme wasseattd
made me turn my bead
Tiint to see that he Was wateb-
e from the dxir; but he disappc
event: I wjs about to tell all
comp:iaion ; but with a show
she held up her hands, beir-
is too dreadful!" she exclaimed ; "I
not bear it. 1 know all I have be trd
Poor man! here in health last Light,
now pray, pray say no more about
She was excessively pale and agitated :
much so, indeed, that I summoned the
steward to bring wino, lor I was afraid the
girl would faint; and she drank a
with avidity, shuddering afterward,
the cold perspiration stood in beads
proposed a walk on deck, but it was
declined; and, to my great sorrow, the
had such an effect upon her that she
confined to the cabin to the end of our
But the morning was bright as we came
sight of land and as we slowly steamed
found, to my great that Miss Sa-
was once more visible, tnougo l was
prepared for the constraint with which
advances were met.
asked mvaelf had I neglected any
; had I fallen off in warmth. But
lover contfl not hare nen more aTteli-
iduous as to her welfare. I
"wut t was fletaraninetfi not
fcho .v it, and. elmoft ?n er?orHOT
Tta or i
iUrirtrt- hfr vmu tk-
aal'lafl''af i' was
wishes. I saw to her I
:er or no brother waiting.
her to h r
was ready to
but I refraii
possible she had taken my attentions as
being merely intended to last the voyage
and at last, cold an I constrained, we stood
close together, for iu another teu minutes
standing close to my elbow, and I cu!d
not avoid a start one wnicu maue auss
SavTIIe" Turn wonderiogly to me, at the
same time holding her veil closely to her
luce, tor the bn-eze was rather brisk.
"It was nothing," I said ; "but pray.
Miss Saville, allow ina-tw earry that bag; it
seems heavy." And 1 pointed to the lit
lleTMacJ(raveling bag she carried
"'Vo.tto; I tharfk youvno," she
deed,Tr, i caa dispense with y
T V n e-v. , aiiuuaua-
I v ; fOT-Wieew -lvas a hanawtv-Bs i
that jarred bitterly, and I felt t
7ot me carrflt. Vrank Smith."
"WtirilL . h. t""' a saw-sharpening
.sound in its cutting tones. And i:
JheVktahe bag was wrestfea from
IMeVharKt aad-thrown 'heavily
sci. Then tollofu-d aandden sc
saw rfer bouace back atrainst the bul-
hrrd the same grating voice ex-
ciadaned, "Stay your hand, air, or I'll fire !"
There was a .swaying about, a sharp
struggle, and I was about to throw myself
upon t he second-class passenger a ruffian
wfco -whs committing an outrageous assault
U IBJ.B.ITT.P. J 'j L1T ,
auu nsucvcicu u(mjii uic uo.r.
n her v.Hce
hat it was
luDon my fellow-passenger when a strong
nana dragged me oack, just as there arose
- c-llcsc ' aad, dizzy with sur:
w B aWKicn to rag a revolver
ot breath to speak be I ore, mv
friend," aid the seconflFclass paesftragep.
panting, as he rose . from, one knee ; but.
for Todr Infbrmatfoh, Mr. Frank Smith, I
hold a warrant for your apprehension.
Bank sebbery, gentlemen ; cool twenty
uut jl iu iu uii0 ib la nil ucic
nd took up the ba that lay on the
'"ttieasjdi aa.ir,V bb saM the next minute,
aa ne assisted Jya. rjrjsoner to nse, ami wire
off .the veil. ' Verv clever, very well
attftftrdheM; this false hair; and the chig
nun ii 'iiiajisaiaQiiJfjSi sacT I must do you
the gcedjjOf 6aym. that you took me in
while poor Matthews hadn't a suspicion,
but'wtft'fatner own oft-oor friend."
a-. JBaka -auav out of this." said a hoarse
voice. And I would have tiirned and fled,
lUtl felt myself wedged in by the crowd ;
for seemed impossible that ihf fiahedj
lace, veineo ann-K"apeo wiin iiisappoini,
mcRt and mgc,cotld have been that which
had deluded me Ihrouehihe vovage.'
" All rig ht, sir, ' As soon as ' we can fret
an oncer Inmi the ashore- Bnt there, you l
need now mind flir.a ti-urniraites ' "' ' r
" Takelme he low. oflSer.". Wastsfc anekv,
implorrrig nefJtiyji-nVxt uttered .- and the
officer was about yielding, when a passen
ger exclaimed, .ii'ii
But ara vou sure vou are right.
offic-r?" 1 ...
Rieiat..sirr .Yea, I'm Tight enongh. ami
hope thjre's nothing blaajker againit him.
for there is' the death of my poor mate to
clear ttp ret. It' seems strange that he
should disappear the very night that oar
friend here suspected that he was found
out;' and it seems stranger still that he
should have settled down so quietly after,
and never show stall when the officer who
suspected him was gone, for he did "not
knq,w I was on boa; d."
I glanced once more at the deathly pale
fac as the, detective led Ms prisoner be
low; and then, giddy with the rush' of
thought through my brain, I made my way
back to my cabi.i to stay till the oth r
passengers were ashore, when I hastened:
an hotel, but not as I had hoped, un
seen, for I encountered the officer just res
turning--from placing his prisoner in se
He took me by the button, as he had
seized the captain, and held me for a few
- ... . .
' ZJ.TIZ' an'? th.e ,aSt 1 on
look that settled it. There's a resemblance
between you tnat, had he put on a good
beard, would have made him look a deal
you, and it was that which made
I was hard pushed, but
There, you need not be ashamed of It.
young" man," Be said, with a dry smile;
he's got about as womanish a face as ever
saw,. and bis disguise was as clever at It
was possible to be.
poor mate have his suspicions of tome one
; hut, any how, fourteen yVkts will
make hftn rather different, and hp won't
come the petticoats again."
Fourteen years !" I said.
" Yee, perhaps more ; for it's a had oasa
We parted, and I saw no mora-, of the
police-officer. Prom the report of the
trial, though, I learned that the pfrnce
Certain information that th- culnrit woul
from Liverpool in the Hefaftin, though
disguise hart been nearly clever enough
throw dust in the keen eyes of every
i was oniy rwenty inenaract wnicri
plead aa an excuse for my want of dis
cernment; and no doubt I focmed in the
culprit s eyes a capital screen, and one
which would make it almost impossible
his sex to be for an instant doubted.
The sergeant was right ,- the prisoner was
brought back to the scene of his depre
dations, a d fourtt en years penal servitude
his award. As to the work of that
night whether Sergeant Matthews.
rwise M. Lister, met with foul ptey.
sent to nis aeatn oy a puu in the
ystery there tfas,
ik Smith, nrison-
the bar, and him who was forever
ovn.a writes as follows to the
Amenoan concerning notmlar
irimi g iu. vaieii : , , m .
Most people suppose the regulator is put
the watch for the ue of i he . watch
maker, when, the fact is, it is principal v
the convei ience of the owner. The
watchmaker does not absolutely need it.
fine watches being entirely without
It Is well known that efjpry In
dividual watch has its own whims' and
caprices of action an individuality by
it differs from another of preci-el'v
r - w. . w -
same construction ; some persons have hvbxet
so far as to assert that a wa-oh par- !
ot the character ot the wearer.
i . i , i , , -
is a Kina pi assimilation dcuv
there is no doubt, however, bnuthat !
action of the waicli is materially and
sensioiy armctea wr tue Habits ot Uie 1
wearer, whieh.-fact brings us face to face '
Hngect of regulation, which"
k.iln.1 unli-.V tin itl " f it !
. Uaif -ojmst
on the counter witht
hlch is, that it is especially the
he watchmaker. A asawsxier
g into he shop, exctaiming.
my watch is afSjJtvLind
d the train by theoonfounded
eing hve minutes toe ntnw tins
morning, and ever since you ha5ve had It, i!
goes too slow. Now I want tvrm to keep
it here till it is right," and he lays it down
an air which
Oh J ffended. either
or wsnt ot skill oj
with the negligence
Hold on ! hold on ! shouts
maker, as the indignant man is
I set ilWfe
remsawr i "as
"Ho w, lirjHshr sisM
unless I kiaar dsBBBai
J ung since last so
Ul ZeaBBaX3BBBBBBBKaV l
iper uayaw u luieaaa
I -remember w
" How long KOtHUut
U must have been eW
ought to asaastw rhiaat
the day you mended
says Mr. Pivot, Mo
u knovjUMaft 1 can-L
it in yoi
i . . . .
ng it nas Demos,
to know its
days, it is half a
days, it is oi
or now can you e
hen I set it, ox
wife's glasses were mended ? for as
ytUW ajntch Was out of my hands
other, one was in, and in the ten or fifteen
dats since I moved your regulatclvXtga
t-"iie- cue eamc tl n uauuj tu
don't you eee what lrnpossiuir
qsnretoaS ma V-.- -
l es ,- 1 see new it is, but never tbought
of it before."
t " LknewV' continues Mir. tal4
that's the.reason I have given youft a
plain tatKing to, ana now taK
pirtirfrrvour pocket, and n
orandum of the dare on whic
then -When yorr have aseertai
going,-- move the regulator
amount of movement it will
feet it a certain quantity
learn, and as that amount
watch, it becomes pecessary
.order, to-regulate it with the i
this particular' knowledge f sjauhy -BJuajjfc
.no watchmaker can have. tiiftfceWryWerT
prerer-e should move It, nerer ask mm to
do it until yoWcan tell howfmuch it, gains
or loses in a given time, for it is only
troubling him and vourself needlesslv- and
ylXainiakteJust as likely to Jteepvour
uaiiy wrong aa VuLA
why 1 say to yo so lihinuy,
it your Mgnt ne gooa and
nil ssnidv, regulate it vcmrselr, bitt
be esiiecialiy earttful, to n nisi sitiiiaaliaa
.tp. rmake your tyatcn agree -nqt eejj
clock you chance to look aLC-or, ferv
watch, the .owner says w Lit' not nary a
minute'' in a year.".. ; " U-'V
aaaaVa Baa av aa.
a , it vpis SET ,-
Wrong and Right Use of Words.
J Aggratnts. This word should never be
employed' in reference to ersons, as it
aiea s merely to add weight to to make
au evil more oppressive; injury is aggra
vated by insult. It is sometimes improjier
ly used iu the sense of irritate, as "I was
mtilb aggravated by bis co.Mhlct.',
- Brnlimc, in the a. nse of rest, remairder,
residue, remnant, is an ahomiuatiun.
Balance is, metaphorically, ahftdisfseeiice
between two sides of an a cniit the
amount which is necessary to make one
equal to the o' her.
Vet we continually hear of the balar.co ot
this or that tbiug. even the balance of a
congregation or of aa army 1
lioun'ifal is applicable only to persons.
A giver may be bountiful, but his gift ca"
not ; it should be called plentiful wr large.
"A bountiful slice" is absurd-.- .
Fetch expresses a double motion first
Trom and then toward the speaker; it is ex
actly equivalent to "go mid bring." and
ougnt not to oe usea m the sense of bring
(Jolculai. besides its kcctionnl mianu for
think xr Suppose, ig 'some! imes, ttk-tUe
pajticipal fuiu calculated, put for likAvor
apt: -That ruimiuatUm h 'calculated to
injure the party." It is calculated (de-sig-.ed)
to do no such thing, though it may
be likely to. v - .
wai snotiitt not o used except -wlien
B Dbssession of political rirhaa a-a-ranarat
Iw'be tmplied. Newspaper reiorters have
a oatl habit of bringing it out on all occa
sions, when " persora" man " or " by
stander ' ' would express their meaning:
much bettaa, I
Couple applies to two things which are
bound together or nnlti d in snme way. :
" A couple of apples 'He incorrect two ap
pies is what is meant.
Dirt means fllih, and is not synonymous
with earth ot soil. Yet people sometime
spean oi a dirt road, or ot packing dirt
around the routs of trees they are setting.
Tlmw ......... -,1.
Illimilaai Mill! murderer is hanged
the man is not. A
man cannofoe executed that is, followed
out or performed.
Jtxj ect 1 ...ks always to the future. You
cannot expect that a.iythiug has happened
or is happening, but only that it will
Get means to obtain, not to possess
"Tie has got all the nuinberfr of the news
paper ,-' ''Have you got goon" molns.-cs?'
"They have got ba manners." "Why will
people purajatvjn introducing the word in
such sentences as these, where it is evi
Mtlp Meet. An absurd nse of these two
worus, as n iney together were tlte name
ane thing a wife is too common
There is no such word as help
LtLm Persona isot pmmlv i
rantjasmetiines say thasrwill lay ineaning
lielOown, that th. v have laicf Hainl an
hoUie-CT that the hammer is laving Ihin-rl
the tacks. Lie means to' recline; its
past-tense is lay 'I-lay there all that
nigbU us par icu.les, igtng and -lam. Lay
(usajsspf piesen,f time) inrsns foput some
thingadown one lavsajmrpet; Us pan is
laid "I laid it myself-" its participles. I
ingmtm Itiel UI v :is int rnrf. d while
layhaftif, agd it was notall laid till night.'
mm ruleaahe heart, not the stonuich.
Yoa-ainw your wife, or otajht to ; but favor
articles oi loon vou tike
TKaa, .ai : ,
XJ.' rT.1 . I , . ry I
taajajff,; notrirt ni.t be. Jiised for mo, as
tho ' ft heard Bcntenfce, " What did you
.S', oft. irmumrontniiiced w(. is occasion
1 ' 11 r rtCll C, i till? : f 1 . In I ... ...... .... 1 .. 1
taa. . . w..
T- the AnJ.arcti
eas There arc aa vds
atoms abovitf twlentv feet high.
a HMnctef' o gra'fc that Uey.j
ccMecfcd by marinera in tliose
gierrm.frftiel,lrrlr the fTT-.r- they
wrajrm-we4 Th5 ;k as a
Light and Digestion.
A aUimi '
tirrmio relations eXl oexwen
On. TJIJ?etlon am m-i
trnit artn lmneneri n
nimal is not daily exposed to
nl the Mti. Mr. I'., one or
mi- in,. reliant., came In see ttie about llW
irraajili iJyp'pia was written all over
his face, was shown in' his movent'!, was"
heard in BmiameTlvThvi rm m be
Mr. P. Toctor, if you lll excune a
lrretr)ray, I am ' played out' feat
JlBest, I can't work, I have lost my coiu;
age, J fear I musj stop." ' ,-,-t
' Teir meattoat your t! -.-L
- .i'.jf.tr.n mill Ti-imfl me I know that IS
iff rignYf Si ta1ed the Subject,
now that -any Jowl is. aurtirtn.
Ihiw aboiit your exercis
i. . ,,
i roavsr. as
- . .
..TA. juto wrrr
r uin t awai
I have a little
an rintir or two every
wliu taeee ei-
very day. I
i rmi tintm tiaT myseli put
1 ereiaear? i " tt V aa.:ijti,
W sbotrt ypar 1P
f U'oaLrfly3olOiaal life, ! nsjr (Hflssi
gaMt wnria. ' TIZSSZZiil
-. ,L-,. a hath, a
, , im 1 1 A aart to mv comoiuf;
lock, and, I xiaa by 6
Lt any rati
enooh and oaxsttin
t ..II - o
lisa i at cancer i i
Wa)fhiB)f seoms to hefo me.
n rnv stoni-
crzr.vmf y o r
itt,,!.! t. it annn-
our store. The store is every
we have in
, . - - l . -
only Xm the counttag roomls so dark that
aow-ssaeam toati nut
fcrgtlttlf lf-fhttttavpatito will ajarontj
y to gzav. Bnt rrind it wiShOftl
I -sil IllTt I
a..aa" rl J"? mmar
sunrfo he hettm 1
STmaanaaaraaaUar .Woji- afiaS
tf ia thd darkfd2nV
pale it is.
. 9ee bowelettderetnl
ow open a window ia another
pan uf ibe cellar, and notice hftw much
Lhe noor hungry thing will stretch thai
wnyTr'gWtWlfcaYk a little twist ad
aCCuPW it wilt ft qgwn. It Has no strength
-to raise itself aantti-, 3So Baatter how much
of th -t root! aad drink you give it, it
Can.uJest. The process of .difaation.
tins a reat function of assimilation 'carA go
on without the sunshine.
!, '.Why, sir, with your excellent habits, if
your counting-room were in a flood of sun
right, you would be better in a week, and
well in a month. Mr. P., did yon ever go
into the country late in the summer? Of
connas you have ben Well, did youncv-,
er notice where grain is growing in the Or-'
chard tnat 'the part under the tree is small
er than that outside and away from tin
tires? -Ttie' land is actually richer -theoarr-
For years the leaves have fallen and de
cayed under the trees, hut.notwithstandint'
this, the wheat is only half size and never
fills well. Now what is the difficulty?
The. sun shines upon it more or less. Yes
that i true, but that under the trees does
not receive as much sunshine as that aw a
fromfhem. That which Is thus partly in
the shade can't digest so well. Why, sir.
it you win move yorrr counting roo
!TOtim. in Trmnr, anaBtana wnere t
can have a chance at j-ou, even th
onry xnree or tout nours a day,
tegmaodbaeat your beef better
Have you never notieen that,
grapes tWat become nertec
swet-t, that the only peaches that
MBWaMMattifnl red oheek. -Bel nrffrir that
luscious sweetness, are thos4 that arc on
i no outside, entirely uncovered by the
leaves and perfectly exposed , to the sun
God's laws are the same InTske animal
world. It is just- as .true that the only
rirls with red che ks and feet bflmtha,
. the onlv
l kibe ani
the rmly girls who become
sweet, are those who banti
freely in Ood's rlorious suns
Don't you see aod wan
your store, gins witti a bli
baked sort of face, whose wi
voicj, whose whole expression is devoid of
spirit and force? Those HassjaLfcajfi
0reWji4ter . Uha st their HrafaffltWHwl
they are not half ripe. Senti tle naugt in
the oountrv, let theni throw. away" their
paraaoLs. piat On their HttleJnckey bats,
arjd liva out in tUe itnhine Uame won lis,
and I would gjve more for nnttirsfitaoni ia
an v worn roqm ring Boat aad sxttribtaaa for
dozen ff -those pale tMhgs that Wve in
the shaaft A pale woman ! She . makea a
very good ghost, but not .JVM jmC
.'Woman.' '-Talks joixjut Ptoiift
Light and Digestion. Two Sides of a Story.
"What's tho matter K' aald Growler to
the Wsr-k cat, aa sbr- sat mumoLng on the
steps of the kitchen door.
Blatter enough," said the cat, turniag
her bend another way. " fJur cook is very
jt talking ot ha girgme. I keanily
aarne one would bang her " , j
flu. wnat 4a a w,al,.,." ....1
-. . iu in l uiniici ,- iniuaMU
as'nt she bca'cn m". and call d me
thf-fj'and threatened to be the death of
Dear, d-ar!" said Growler. " Prav
what haA Tirought it all about?"
"O! ihe merest trifle, ahsolntelv noth-
mg; it is ner temper, ah
w'ft i "er iruiirer. jiti i tie servants
I wonder they haven't
ged her long ago.
Well, you see," said Growler, cooks
awkward things to hang; vou a id I
might be managed much more easily."
'Not a drop of milk have I h'sd this
day,'' said the black cat ; " and such a pain
"ftut what,; sairl Srowler, "what is
immediate causa!?' a
Il iven't I told yon?" said the black eat,
petti-lily; " it's her tcmncr whnt I have
suff r from it! Everything she breaks
hrvwto- me. Such Injustice, it is un
Growler was quite Indignant; but b'-ing
a rcA ctytviri), aft r the first gust of
wraiu nau pas- ed, ne asKt t .- unt was
. . ..a ...a. .a
"U, nothing worth telling a mere mis
. of mine."
there no particuiur cause this
She chose to be angry because I I
offended her," said the cat.
"How, may I ask?" gently inquired
row i or.
Growler looked at her with such nques-
tioning expression, Jhat she was cornpej
sav : took the wrong 'thine? for i
"O!" said Growler.
"Whv, the (set was'.
wss sprinrrngaf and I knock
sn?rl the black cat.
wss sprlTietng at a -me, and I knock-!
down a dish t aadjiotjtnowing exactly I
what it was, T smelt it. and Just tasted it,
i ami U wan rather rife and -
" You finuh. d it ? suggest ea urowier.
"Well. I should, 1 believe, if that cook
hndn't eome in. As it was, I left the
tJMsV. ' "- -ir'-a
' The head of what?" said Growler.
TJow inquisitive you are ! said the
black-cat. ' ,
-Nay, but I should like to know, said
"Weil, then, of some grand flan that
was taea d for dinner."
, .Thai."- said ttr wler, "say what yon
pTeasebut r.OW fve heard both sides of
ihfeWory. wnder-she didn't hang you.
Little reamar, are you like the black
i - i.ii.UUv..u.l.
MTSTrntoc JorawiT. Going down
an tiau worlds r
Sixt. heW-Spafti-rs on the Pacific coast
have taileal darrifj-lS70.
Tub MTiluaT LlTe of Chicago pays its
. o more newa-
ctty in the United
ftisb Tmit-'r declares. In an adver-
tlseDseut, tint asaoag other portraits, ha
n of Death as large as
Vm-ettaa, ea teec -
A Fojto du Lac, Wis., husband eela-
iiraKtad fdVwaasrJajsi wedding the other day
iST4Mria anai splitting cord wood for
, TssvpVQojrs throughout the country send
niBSsjiaTaffiTil thousand dollars a month to
the swindling firms in New York city.
1 lir. 1 I tXUUKD ' 'I lllltllUl iiwiiim
I the WasUuwtSn Lite fpr the last three
I Tun. . at Manilla. UTifh lhf
14 .. - - y . . - :
ivwywavia a irunae,' aim not, a iiin.il ul
f tuin i i, .... i nfiAa liminr In anv form M
iHjijiWWy one of them ever
'A VxifaV.rlVentor elairns to have da-
Vsed a.car4p which an invalid can ride tip
it dBMf a etaifway ar elevator way, wltt
vit iiuui mi iul sa vuw )vuuu
no PTE V'
Jot, why did you take an armfol of
my shingles on Sunday ?" " Why, sir,
mother wanted some kindling wood, and
I didn't want to spilt wood on Sunday."
Plattno at Doctobs " Ma, dear. Ada
won't take her physic. I have mixed her
a dose of viqegar and sand, and she says I
must take some first. Doctors never do
do they, ma?" ; '
An old lady, not remarkable for the
clearness of iter ideas, describing a fine
summer -evening, said i " It was a beauti
Iul bright night; the moon made every
thing as light as a feather !"
Tin Mother' Friend says : "Never re
prjpve a child "hanahlv for cle wing, or
sntokiaV. or swearinjr." No, never reprova
him barsbly. The only way to enre him
is to thrash him within an inch of his life.
von. fMMfsToal and retire myself." The
fJi or the miTehlnsons lately called at
the Danvers (Mass.) Pottery for a wagon
eat that had been forgotten by blm thirty
vears ago. It was found to be still in a
tolerable state of preservation.
A at an was boasting to Lord Palmer
ton; " I spend half my income tb charity,
r assure you ,- I do, indeed ! I jrtva
aaaajjaanda of pounds away. Generosity
' nCrj1' moCml7
Ax old cirlz n of Trenton. N. J., named
RWridge, irlro kept. $70,000 worth of
UnsTedBtaass tWuldirand other securities
tn rfrs wMr'S-work -Ikix, which he placed
andfsJhr ted at m'aJUvJoat box and all, a
tew ewnioajs Inoo, tout fninnd tho whole
fcil tail all alu li 1 1 1 after; witU the exception
qf about ft, 000, cash, 4n an ailjoining
The .Ttfrnal He Thuri reports the fol
lowiag instance of tang froid in the midst
of dancer nt the battle of Orleans. A
mimg, Mobile had asked his officer for a
drlnlt, and thP latter trss about to pour it
into the cup which UU' private held In his
hand, whew a "hostile bullet carried the
otif) out of his hand. The yonng soldier
tnraed to the officer wJth a smile, nnd said r
" rortunately It was still empty " Then
hr- took the rnntrrn snrl drunk from It a
calmly as if nothing had happened.
floirn few years since one of the rlerka
in a prorpinent hnnkijig house of Albany,
haelng hwl an UitTmotion that It waa In
tended to diepenee with his ae-rvinra, boldly
entered 'he office of th President, and
said " Mr. Prcsidmr, I hiw made up my
mfnd that the Interests of this hank ra
tulre that cither you ox myself ahonld leava
tt aervlea ajwiarr the leading owner
of the hank. and. hvh, a Jarre family to
rt, WMm dWiclUXWOi to leave yon In
i oport .
These recently died at Ondley. Mass.,
a horse, which, when In good condition,
weighed 2.2.T0 pounds, which Is enormona,
when it la remembered that leaa than half
that V 1he weirht of an crdinary horse. Ha
wtt lis ported from Scotland a few vears
ago. w pee which time he has been exhihlt
d thrugh tne New England Statea. until
lat season, when he waa pnrrhssed and
kept at East Brlmfle'd. by Mr. Tewls M.
TTowlett. Mr. R. Baker, of Worcester,
bought him a few month" ago. He was a
dapple -pray stsllion. very intelligent, and
known aa Clydesdale Tom.
A nov was once watching some of his
school -fellows as hcy pelted an old gentle
man's windows with snowhills. The old
g'ttleman finally mhed out of the honae,
detetmihed. If possible, to Inflict some
severe punishment on the offender, savlrg
when he caught the bov : " Now. yon raacal.
Pfl whin you within an inch of vonrlifef"
Accordingly, he began to thrash him,
when the boy fmmediatelv commenced
laughing, nn 1 continued until the old gen
tleman desisted with the exclamation ;
"What are yon langhing at?" "Well,"
said the tvy, " I'm laughing because you
are awfully sold ; I ain't the hov "
A corvntTMAN in England happened to
betravelingin a railway tmln. accompanied
his wife, when a collision happened.
wif- .received a severe contusion he-
tween the ay. fo which the l.o-v bwsMM
10 d-unsge's. Rome time after the affair
had blown over, the following wra elicl'oV
from the plaintiff, in a moment of angsrd-
conviviality : " Well you see't collision
happened, t' ould woman and I wnr all
reet ; but when I got o t' carrisge I saw a
fellow In a terrible sta'e. One sing
'Eh, lad, Ie? gottin mv head cut open,
ha.' 20 neownd for thla.' 'Twenty
peownds,' cried another. ' Ise gottln mv
shoulder out. and TTI have 10 for It.'
When 1 h'ard thla." continued tbe ch-ver
business man ' " I fnmned at f onld wo
straight ont. and dniv my head right
between her eyes, and ws'ss Sjotttn
peownd for 't