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For Uie Meigs County Tolugraph.
THOU HAST CHANGED.
It I. H. CDLF, ESQ.. .
Thou hast changed ah! sad to romeiubor
From what thou wast hi days that are past;
But 'round that shrine will still linger
A thought of thh, e'en to the last. .
Thou hast changed thou rose of the summer;
Bright hues are no longer thine, now;
And nought from theo's hoard but deep murmurs,
While gloom shades that fair marble brow.
.. TUjju.hast slwiigedi Miy xowj are now brokea
' '. Cay Idols have won the, I -rowt .
Those words then so falsely had spoken,
Sink deep In this wounded. heart, now.
Thou hast changed; it seems but an hour
Since first thy fair form I mot;
'Twas then I was struck by thy power,
And that deep wound is still bleeding yet.
Thou hast changed; for ou vowed ever constant;
E'en but friendship's fair ties were to prove,
J5ut, oh! those vows have proved transient '
As evening or morning's bright dews.
Thou art changed! Oh, God, must I lose thee, :
And be severed from that proclous prize?
Will those oyes, augel-llke, now deceive me,
That have have spoke love 'ueath night's starry
Art thou changed? If so, then roRtVR
May angels thy pathway attend;
May fate thy path darken kevcr!
Blight Llzzio, my orco angel friend!
Cleveland, O., July 4th. 1859.
THE WIFE'S EXPERIMENT,
"Ma, why don't you ever dress up?"
asked little Nellie Thornton, as her mother
finished brushing the child's hair, and
lying her clean apron. There was a mo
mentary surprise on Mrs. Thornton's (ace,
but she answered carelessly: "Oh, no
one cares how I look."
"Don't Pa love to see you look pretly?"
persisted the child. The mother did not
reply, but involuntarily she glanced at her
slovenly attire, the faded and worn calico
dress and dingy apron, bulb beuing wit
ness loan intimate acquaintance with the
dinh-pan and stove' ilie slip-shod shoes
and suiled stockings and 6he could uot
help remembering how she had that morn
ing tippeared with uncombed hair, and
prepared her husband's breakfast before
he left home for the neighboring market-,
town. "Sure enough!" mused she, "how
I do look!" And then memory pointed
back a few years to a neatly and tastefully
dressed maiden, sometimes busy in her
father's house, again mingling with her
young companions, but never untidy in
her appearance, always fresh and bloom
ing; aud this she knew, full well, was a
picture of herself when Charles Thornton
first won her young heart. Such was the
bride he had taken to his pleasant home
how had mature life fulfilled the prophecy
She was still comely in features, graceful
in form, but few could call her handsome
or an accomplished woman; for, alas, all
other characteristics were overshadowed
by this repulsive tiait. Yet she loved to
see others neat, and her house and chil
dren did not seem to belong to her, so
well kept and tidy did they 'always look.
iVs a housekeeper she excelled, and her
husband was long in acknowledging to
himself the unwelcome fact that he had
married an incorrigible sloven.
When, like too many other young wives,
she began to grow negligent in regard to
her dress, he readily excused her in his
own mind, and thought "she is not well,"
or "she has so much to do;" and perceiv
ing no abatement in his kind attentions,
she naturally concluded he was perfectly
6atisGed. As her family cares increased,
and she went less into company, she be
came still more careless of her personal
appearance, and contented herself with
seeing that nothing was lacking which
could contribute to the comfort of her hus
band and children, never supposing that
so trivial a matter as her own apparel could
possibly affect their own happiness. All
this chain of circumstances hitherto un
thought of passed before her, as the little
pratiler at her side repeated the query
"Don't Pa love to 6ee you look pretty?"
: ."Yes, my child," she answered, and
her resolve was taken she would try an
experiment and prove whether Mr. Thorn
ton' were really indifferent on the subject
or not. Giving Nellie a picture book with
which to amuse herself, she went to hor
own room, mentally exclaiming, "at any
rate, Vll never put on this rig again not
even washing day." . She proceeded to her
clothes-press and removed one dress after
another some were ragged, others faded,
all out of style, and some unfit to wear
at length she found one which had long
been laid aside, as "loo light to wear about
the house." It was a nice French print,
rose-colored and white, and she remem
bered had onee been a favorite with her
husband. The old adage "fashions come
round in seven years," seemed true in this
ca6e; for the dress was made in the then
prevailing style. , . ,
"This is just the thing," she thought,
and she hastened to . perform hfir toilette,
saying' to herself, "I must alter my dark
gingham to wear mornings. Then she
released her. long, dark hair from its im
prisonment in a most ungraceful twist, and
carefully brushing its still glossy waves,
she plaited it in the broad braids which
Charles used" so' much to admire, in the
days of her girlhood. The unwonted task
brought back many reminiscences of those
long vanished years, and tears glistened
in her eyes a. she tho'tof the many chan
ge Tiuie had wrought in those she loved;
but she murmureo, "wnat nam , suunesa
like the change that in ourselves we find?"
In that hour 'she realized how an appar
ently trivial fault bad gained the mastery
over her, and imperceptibly bad placed a
barrier between her and the one she best
loved on earth. True, he never chided
her never apparently noticed her altered
appearance but she well knew he no lon
ger unred her going into society, nor did
he seem to care about receiving his friends
at his own bouse, although he was a social
man, and had once felt proud to introduce
his young wife to his large circle of ac
Now, they seldom went out together ex
cepting to church, and even dressing for
that was generally too much of an effort
for Mrs. Thornton she would stay at
home '.'to keep house,'.' after preparing lr
little ones to .accompany their father, and
the . neighbors sqpn ceased expecting . to
meot her at public worship or in their so
cial gatherings and so, one by one, they
neglected to call on her until.but very few
of the number continued 'to exchange
friendly civilities with her. She had
wondered at this, had felt mortified and
pained heretofore, now she clearly saw it
was her own fault, tie veil was removed
from her eyes, and the mistake of her life
was revealed in its true enormity. Sin
cerely did she repent of her past error,
calmly and seriously resolve on future and
Meanwhile her hands wete not idle, and
at length the metamorphosis was complete.
The-bright pink drapery hung gracetully
about her from, imparling an unusual bril
liancy to her complexion her best
wrought collar was fastened with a costly
brooch, her husband's wedding gift, which
had not seen the light for many a day.
Glancing once more aU her mirror, to be
certain her toilette needed no more finish
ing touches, she took her sewing, and
went to the sitting room.
Little Nellie had wearied of her picture
book, and was now playing with the kitten.
As Mrs. Thornton entered she clapped her
hnnds in childish delight, exclaiming,
"Oh, ma, how pretty pretty!" and run
ning lo her kissed ber again and again,
then drew her little chair close to her side,
and eagerly watched her as she plied her
needle, repairing the gingham dress.
Just before it was completed, Nellie's
brothers came from school, and pausing at
the half opened door, Willie whispered
to Charlie, "I guess we've goi compqiiy,
for mother's all dressed up." It was wiih
mingled emotions of pleasure and pain that
Mrs. Thornton observed her children were
unusually docile and obedient, hastening
to perform their accustomed duties with
out being even reminded of them. Chil
dren are natural and unaffected lovers of
the beautiful, and their intuitive percep
tions will not often suffer from compari
son with 'lie opinions of mature woildly
wisdom. It was with a new feeling of ad
miraliun that these children now looked
upon their mother and to consider it a
privilege to do something for her. It was,
"let me get the kindlings "I will make
the lire" and "may I li 11 the tea-kettle?"
instead of, as was somotimes the case,
"need I do it?" "I don't want to"
"why can't Willie?"
Nellie was too small to lender much as
sistance, but she olten turned from her
frolic with her kittten, to look at her
mother, and utter some childish remark
expressive of joy and love. At last the
clock struck the hour when Mr. Thorn Ion
was expected, and his wife proceeded to
lay the labia with unusual care, and to
place thereon several choice viands of
which she knew he was particularly fond.
Meanwhile let us form the acquaintance
of the absent husband and father, whom
we find in the neighboring town just com
pleting his day's traffic. He- is a fine
looking, middle-aged man, with an unmis
takable twinkle of kindly feeling in his eye,
and the lines of good humor plainly traced
about his mouth we know at a glance
that he is cheerful and indulgent in his
family, and are at once prepossessed in his
favor. As he is leaving the store, where
he has made his last purchase for the day,
he is accosted by a tall gentleman just en
tering the door. He recognizes an old
friend, and Exclaims: George Morton, is it
you? The greeting is mutually cordial;
they were friends in boyhood and early
youth, but since Mr. Morton had been
practicing law in a distant city, had seh
doni met, and this is no place to exchange
their many questions and answers. Mr.
Thorton's fine span of horses aud light
"democrat" are standing near by, aud it
needs but little persuasion, to induce Mr.
Morton to accompany his friend to bis
home, which he has never , yet ( visited.
The conversation is lively and spirited
thoy recall the feats of their school days,
the experience of after life, and compare
their present position in the world, with
the golden future of which they used to
dream. Mr. Morton is a baalielor, and
very fastidious in bis taste as-that class
of individuals are prone to be. The recol
lection of this flashes on Mr. Thornton'ti
mind as they drive along towards their
destination. . At once his zeal in the dia
logue abates, be-becomes thoughtful and
U'ilent, and does not urge bis team onward,
but seems willing to anord Mr Morton an
opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery,
oq either hand the bills and, valleys clad
in the fresh verdure of June, while the
lofty mountain ranges look blue and. dim
in tbe distanee. He Cannot help wonder
ing if they will find bis. wife in the. same
sorry predicament, which he left her that
morning, and involuntary shrinks from in
troducing so slatternly a personage to , his
refined vand Cultivated friend. r-
But it is now too late to retract bis po
lite invitation they are nearing. the' old
homesteadone field -more and his fertile
farm with its well kept fences,' appears in
view. Yonder is his neat white house,
surrounded1 with elms and maples.- They
drive through the large gateway, the man
John comes from the barn to put Out the
horses, Wnd Mr. Thornton hurries up the
walk to the piazza, leaving his friend to fol
low at his leisure he must see bis wife
first, and if possible, hurry her but of sight
before their visitoreuteis. lie rusnes into
the Eitting room words cannot express
his amazement there siis the very image
of his lovely bride, and a self-conscious
blush mantles her cheek, as he stoops to
kiss ber with words of joyful surprise
Why, Ellen? He has time for up more,
George Morton has followed him.v and he
exclaims "Ha! Charles, as lovej-like as
ever hasn't the honeymoon set yjt?" and
then he is duly presented to Mf'sijThorn
ton, who, under the pleasing excitamenc of
the occasion, appears to far. bettei advan
tage than usual.. Tea is soatvpit -upon
the table.'and the gentlemen dd'ompTe jus
tice to the tempting repast spread out be
fore them. A happy meal it is to Charles
Thornton', who gazes with admiring foud-
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ness upon nisstiii ueiuuuui u, uupjjei
over, Mr. Morton coaxes little Nellie to sit
on his lap, but she soon slides down, and
climbing her father's knee, whispers con
fidentially, "Dou't mamma look pretty?"
lie kisses her and answers, "Yes my dar-
lhe evening passed pleasantly ana
. . . . ,
swiftly awav. and many a half forgotten
smile of their life pilgrimage is recalled by
some way-mark which, still gleams bright
in tbe distance. They Dotn leel younger
and belter for their intei view, and deter
mine never to become so 1'ke strangers.
Mr. Morton's soliloquy as he retires to the
cosy apartment appropriated to his use, is
"well, this is a happy family! What
a lucky fellow Charley is such a hand
some wife and children and she so good
housekeeper, too! May be 1 11 settle
down some day myself" which pleasing
idea that mijht mingled with his visions.
The next morning Mr. Thornton
watched his wife's movements with some
anxiety he could not bear to have hei
destroy tho favorable impression which he
was certain she had made on his friend's
mind, and yet some irresistible impulse
forbade his offering any suggestion or al
luding in any way to the delicate subject
so lour unmentioned between them, cat
Mrs. Thornton needed no friendly advice
with tru womanly tact she perceived
the advantage she had gained, and was
not at all inclined to relinquish it. The
dark gingham dress, linen- collar aud
snowy apron, formed an appropriate and
becoming morning attire lor a housekeeper,
and the table furnished the guest no occa
sion for altering his opinion in regard to
the skill or alhtbility ot his amiable hos
tess. Early in tho forenoon -Mr. Morton
took leave of his hospitable friends, being
calledaway by pressing affairs of business.
Mr. and Mrs. TiftiwtM-etd to their
accustomed avocations, but it was with re
newed energy, and new scones of quiet
happiness, no less deeply felt because ex
piessed. A day or two aftorwaids Mr.
Thornton invited his wife to accompany
him to town, saying he though she might
like to dosome shopping, and she, with no
apparent surprise, but with heartfelt pleas
ure acceded lo the proposal. The following
Sabbath the village gossips had ample
food for their hungry eyes, (to be digested
at lhe next sewing society,) iu the appear
ance of Mrs. Thornton at church, clad in
.plain, but rich costume, an entire new out
tit, which they could not deny, made her
look ten years younger. This was the
beginning of the reform, and it was the
dawning of a brighter day for the husband
and wile of our story. True, habits of
such long standing are not conquered in a
week, or a month; and very often was
Mrs. Thornton ' tempted to yield to their
long tolerated swaj, but she fought
valiantly against their influence; iu time
vanquished them. An air of taste and
elegance, before unknown, now pervaded
their dwelling, and year after year the
links of affection which united them as a
family, grew brighter and purer, even ra
diating ihe holy spirit of a Christian
But it was not until many years had
passed away, and bur little Nellie, now a
lovely maiden, was about to resign her
place as pet in her father's household, and
assume a new dignity in another's home,
that her mother imparted to hei the slory
of her own early . errors, and earnestly
warned her to beware of that insidious foe
td domestic happiness disregard of little
tltintfs and kissing her daughter with
maternal pride and fondness, she thanKea
her for those simple, child-like words,
which changed the wliole current of her
destiny "Don't Pa like U see you look
preltyV'. : .
The Infants' Drowning Place. '
Mrs. Mason, a missionary in Burmah,
once wrote:! am now off Sangor, the is
land sarine of the Ganges. Yes, hero we
are, on the spot where thousands upon
thousands of little infants nave Deen oi
fered in the sacrifice to the1 god of the
river. ' The English long ago abolished
this cruel rite, but I am told that even
now, secretly, scores of little ones perish
every year, during the grand festival in
January. i: And while I write, I see seve
ral dead infants floating in toe waters near
the head of the island, a spot peculiarly
sacred to the idol goddess, aa here two
brauches of the Ganges join. Our cap
tain tells me that he once tound one oi
these poor mothers floating upright under
the bowsprit, her feet having become en
tangled with the cable of his ship. Across
each shoulder was tied a little innocent,
just as if she was bearing them upon her
. e 7 . . .
bosom. X can conceive oi no ono vm u
mother who would thus care for her tender
babies; and it is probable that being com
pelled ei'.her by her own superstition or by
the cruelty of her husband,' to sacrifice
her1 children," she" chose to clasp her dar
lings and die with thera.".': i':M
itsjrThe archbishop of Agram has been
personal ' enough to write a pastoral, in
... .-" . ., ir; . . i., 1 -A
which he describes v lowr- cmauuai
a cock sparrow presuming to peck at an
For the Meigs County Telegraph.
Alliens County Normal Institute
This Institute was organized on the
Uth of July, 1850, by appointing Prof.
Robert Allyn, Principal, and J. M. Good-
speed, A. ii., as Secretary, lhe session
was continued during a term of three
weeks, and was well attended by the
teachers of Athens, and of the several ad
joining counties. '
The lectures delivered before the Insti
tute were highly interesting, and most ad
mirably calculated to serve the pui pose-sof
lhe teacher. I'rof. Allyn aird Plot. Young,
of the Ohio University; also, Prof. Doan,
of the Athens Union School, and others,
deserve the thanks of the members of the
Institute for the unchanging interest they
manifested in its progress during the en
The Managing Committee was particu
larly fortunate in procuring the services
ot Trot. Kobt. K.idd, ot Cincinnati, as
teacher of elocution; as, also, those of
Prof. Isaac Bales, of the Iron City College,
who had charge of the writing department.
Prof. Kidd not only stands iu the front
rank of his profession as a practical Elo
cutionist, but, as a teacher of his art, he
is altogether unrivalled.. We hope his in
structions will long be remembered by
those who have been so fortunate as toie
ceive them; and especially should they be
put into practice, vu being not only con
ducive to mental, but also to physical
health. Elocution and gymnastics are
subjects of too frequent negligence in our
Common Schools; but we hope the time
will come when they will receive that at
tention which their importance certainly
demands. Prof. Bates is a complete pen
man. His system is short and simple, but
yet is not lacking in beauty. As a rapid
writer, he has no superior, and as a
teacher of this useful and ornamental art,
he lias not his equal in the Union. He
leaves Athous to. attend ail Institute at
Evening lectures were delivered at times
during the i-ession, on subjects of educa
tional interest, and were listened to with
pleasure, both by the teachers and citi
zens. Professor Andrews, of Marietta,
delivered a very practical lecture on the
duties of ' teachers and parents, and of
those who are less directly interested in
the public schools. Ho dwelt on the jus
tice and policy ot our present school law.
The lectures of Prof. Allvn, and Prof.
Young, were able efforts, aud were heard
with deep interest. A lecture was lo have
been delivered on tho evening of the 22d
July, by Horace Mann, but owing to the
ill condition ot ins health, this dislin
guished champion of education was unable
to be present.
Toward the close of the session, a com
mittee was appointed to take into consid
eration the propriety of holding an Insti
tute of a similar character in the town of
Athens, in the Summer of 1860. The
committee reported that "in consideration
of the very great benefit to be derived
from associations of the kind, they would
heartily recommend that such an Institute
be held; aud that it be continued during
the term of four weeks." This report was
adopted, and, on motion, a Board of nine
Directors were appointed to secure lectur
ers, and to make all other necessary ar
rangements for said Institute. At a meet
ing of this Board the following resolutions
Mesohed, That the session of the Insti
tute for I860 be held in the villa-'o of
Athens. '"' .,;.'
Resolved, That said session commence
on the 23d of July, 1860.
tiesolved, That the session continue
Resolved, That eight lecturers be se
cured, to deliver public lectures during
the sossion, and that lecturers be secured
to lecture on tho subjects of Eloctitiou,
Penmauship, Arithmetic, Geography, "and
English Grammar, and that lectures be
delivered on higher bronches, if desired.
Unsolved, That the charge for tuition
shall be, for gentlemen, four dollars; for
ladies, three dollars.
Resolved, That each member who 6hall
attend the entire session of the Institute,
shall be entitled to a printed certificate of
attendance, signed by the President and
Secretary of the Board. ... ;
It was also recommended that a circular
be prepared and sent to lhe School Exam
iners, lor the several counties composing
tho llih Congressional District, asking
them to bring the subjeot of the conten.
plated Institute to the notice of tho candi
dates for the office of teacher.
Athens is a pleasant locality, and favor
ably situated for the purposes of an insti
tution of this kind. -The session of the
Institute for 1860, will commence at a fa
vorable season a time when the teachers,
for the most part, will be enjoying tbe
privileges of a vacation. : We hope that to
one into whose care the youth of our coun
try is to be placed, will neglect to avail
themselves of the advantages of this Insti
tute, if they can possibly attend. . To
them, in a great degree, is entrusted the
prosperity of the rising generation, and
the destiny of our country. It is a crime
for them "to endeavor to learn by ex
perience what they may more effectually
learn . by availing themselves of such an
opportunity. They should recollect that
the human mind, in its tender age, is not
a proper subject for experimental purposes;
especially when lhe necessity for experi
ments may be soasily removed.
Ohio University, July 30lh, 180.
; '' ' "' ' ' ,Vj ' Carl.
5f7"The greatest instance of impudence
on record, is that of a Yankee, who, in an
Italian city, stopped a religious procession
to light his cigar' fro'irr one of the holy
From the "Spirit of Democracy."
at YOHIOK VAWHCJC.
Mr. Editor, I've been so muoh
since I got back by people
wantin' to know my adventures, that I
thot I'd jist write 'em out, and theu they
could all read 'em at once aud slop troub
ling me ab ut it.
.Well, to commence, I sent my trunk on
the wagon in the morning and w tlked lo
town in the evening. Then I look the
stage and landed at Mt. Jackson iliat night,,
but I didn't see much on the roml, fur it
was dark aud I wiis all-fired sleepy. Next
morning I got up and looked around to see
what the town looked like since the rale
rede had cum in, and dou'l you think, it's
the same old town exactly. 1 asked a man
how ho liked the ralerode:
" Well,' says he, "it duz purty well fur
as now, but when it goes ahead il will kill
lhe town." Then, thinks I, the Alexan
dria Manasses crowd didn'talways tell the
Jist then I heard a scream; and, Jeru
salem, what a scream it was too! It most
lifted me out of my shoes, and I felt for
my pocket-book and started iur the middle
uv the street. ' Says I:
"What in the name uv all creation'-1
"That's the Ingine," bays Lei
"Ingine! Lord," says I, "ihev ain't got
ingins here now are they tame;
"O!" says he, "that's a steam En-gine
il pulls the cars along."
"Well!" says I, and I felt rather bad.
He told me then that llie cars wus goin
to start diiecily, and that I'd belter get
"Well," says I, "I've often heard about
men carry in' rails along to prize stages
out, but what m the uauon do the cars
want with boards?"
"O," says he, and he kinder luffed, "I
ment go and get a seat in the cars." Aud
so off i started.
Well, I got down to the depo, and ihere
was the old thing a puffin' aud a blowiu'
the steam about like 4D. I wus afeard to
go cloao to it fur awhile, but dreckly I
saw a man go and git on lop of it, and
then I sorter shied up lo il, aud say 1 lo
' "Who drives these ears?"
"I do," says ho.
"Well, I want to go," says I.
"Git in, then," says he.
Then I begun to climb up on the thing,
when he bawled out:
. "Git in the cars, fool!" Then! begun
to' git my Dutch up says I: .
"Stranger!" aud 1 looked orful mad,
but he only killed at me, and so did the
crowd, and then I went back to git in the
cars. The next one I cum to I made a
long 6tep up, and jist as my head got in
side uv the cars, the man what was iu il
"This ain't a passenger car!"
"Well," says I, where must I go?"
He got out then aud took me in a car
aud sot me down. I got clo'ae up to the
front part; fur, thinks 1, the driver will be
safe, sure, and I'll git as doac to him as 1
Well, dreckly, she hollered agin, and off
we went a biliu. 1 held my breth. and
sorter sed my prayers, and then looked
out the winder, and everything was turn in'
round, till I jist shut my eyes, and fore I
knowd it I was fast asleep. When I got
awake agin I was in Alexandria, where
they tried to buy the British in the "Late
War." Well, when I got out of the cars,
there was such infernol yellin' and hollerin'
all about, that 1 thought there must be a
big lite goin' on, and so I slipped back a
leetle, to look put, but eveiyihing was
lookin' peaceable like, and out I went agin.
Said I to a man with a big piece of sheet
iron with letters on it on his cap:
"What's the matter here, sir?"
"Baggage for Newton's Hotel!" says he.
Thinks I, "Newton's Hotel's a sensible
place to take care of iis baggage; and
then, 0 Jerusalem, the thot hit me, I'd
left my baggage in Mt. Jackson, and there
I was, a tetotul stranger, on my way to
lhe West, without any close but them on
my back. Well, thinks I, il can't be men
ded now, and 1 started out till I found a
hotel; it was four stories high, fur I
counted the winders. I got my dinner,
and went out to look at the town but it
looked old, and when I got down to the
ships, thinks I, I'll go over to Washing
ton, that ain t a xluvolushanary town, aud
there I can see the Congressmen. Says
I to a man standiu' on a ship.
"Where 8 that ship going to
"Down the river!" says he.
"Well," says I, "I want to go to Wash
"The boat will go in ten minutes," says
Well, I hunted about a little and found
a boat and got in and set down, when here
cum a man stormin ; savs he:
"What are you doin' there in my skiff?"
"I'm goin' to Washington!" says I,
'and I thought that would make it. all
straight." Says he:
"If you don't come out of there in two
minks Til have the pQleece after you!"
Says I: . .
A gentleman told me the boat was
goin to leave iu ten minutes, and sol thot
I'd git in." '
"Well," says he, . "you i are green fur
certain, there's the boat,", and he pointed
to a thing like a house open at both ends.
I went and got on the thing, and dreckly
off it went. When we got out in the river
I recollected I hadn't paid for my dinner
but thinks I, that a nothm anyhow, If.
the feller would cum up our way, I'll give
him his dinner for nulhin.
Dreckly here 'cum tip a feller fur me to
pay fur goin' on the boat. He said the
fair was 13 cents, aud I give him IQ cts.
and 5, and he handed me back an old cent
and a now piece of money. He wasn't
lookin' when he handed it to me, but I
wus. I shut my hand and he went off;
thinks I, here's a spec, 1 only give him
15 cents and he's give me S3 5U ohange.
Must 1 lell him of it or not. Yes, says I,
to myself. Mammy used to say, "hon
esty's the best policy." Aud then I
walked up to the man what had cum
around, and says 1:
"Stranger, you made a mistake?"
"I leckon uot!" say ho.
"Yes," said I, "1 give you In cents
and here's 4-2 50 change." 1 held it out
and he looked at it, and then I thot he'd
splii a laffin'. S ys I: -
. "Whui's the matter?",- ,. ... . .
"0," says he, and he could hardly git
his breth, "that's anew cent." T tttrnej
it over, and there, sure enough, was "oTie
cent" in big letters on the back of it.
Then I went off and looked over tho railirt'
till I gol up lo Washington. When I got
off' the boat, there was another crowd a
hollerin'. Dreckly, up cums a feller;
"I'll lake you to the Kirkwood House?"
"Well," says I, "cum along."
"Git in the' omnibus," says he. Jist as
we wore goin' to git in the omnibus, says
"Any baggage sir," and he grinned nl(
over Ins lace. Hunks 1, that tellers
try in" to pleg me, and so catching him by
the throat, says 1:
"You infernal fool, you know I left it
in Mt. Jackson. I ain't goin' to stand tiiis
kind of stuff," and I was jist goin' to plant
my fist between his eyes, when he begged
off', and said he didn't know it.
"Well' says I, "I'll let you off this
lime, but confound me if I don't w hip the
next man." Well, 1 got in the omnibus
and sot down, when in coiue two Women
and set one on each side of ine, and I
couldn't see myself for theif dresses; but
off wo stalled dreckly, and I set as ijuiai
as a mouse till I got to the hotel. Theu
I got out and stood on the pavement with
the balance, when up cum ..the baggage
man agin; says he:
"Which is your baggnge, sir?"
"Here it is," says 1, and bit him be
tween the eyes, and down he cum. Then
a big man with a big slick and a gold star
on his cole, walked up to me, and svs
"I arrest you for breech uv the peaoo!"
Before I could squar myself fur either
a file oran orgymeut, he had me by the
back uv lhe ueck and wus a marcliin' me
off' like u common felun to tho kalybooso.
Alas, poor Yorick, what would your
mamma have sed if she could a seen you.
Them' miserable laws what lakes, a mini
up for nocking oho dou-n fur inuulliu' him..
"Well, I'm tired of wrilin' how, but if
you want any more, I'll 3 ive you the bal
ance i.ext lime. Good by,
It is an old legend that tells of a foun
tain, which, to those 60 fortunate as to
find and drink of it, has the power of be
stowing perpetual youth. No student of
history in unfamiliar with the story of the
chivalric Spaniard, Ponce De Leon, who
pursued tho rumored trail of this wizard
fountain through the wilderness of Florida.
Alas, like many another as gallaut and en
thusiastic Soul searching for lhe alchemic
myth, the "Philosopher's Stone," De
Leon, wearied in body aud withered iu
spirit, died ere he could gain a glimpse of
lhe fabled fount. And so have died all
searchers for life's renewal,' who sought
the elixir in the outer, visible world.
Ever as the footstep seemed to tread close
upon the happy spot, some nightshade of
sorrow or death interposed and the track
of the fouutain was forover lost. Yet there
is an accessible fountain of perpetual
youth, open and free to all; a fountain of
virtue, whose waters, deeply quaffed by
the soul, wash the wrinkles of age and
stains of time from the heart, and make
life the longest life bloom with all the
beauty of its first verdure. They are ever
young who retain the innocency, the trust
and the loving fervor of youth. It is not
the years that make us old, it is the crisp
ing flame of our sensuous desires our
lusts, our hatreds, our prides, our ambi
lions, He who drinks oblivion to these,
and his fill of peace with the world and"
content with tho lot God vouchsafes him,
may grow as gray as Methuselah, and yet!
be as young as the morning of life ere ono
cloud has flecked its sky; -' .
' ' " Ko Motlier.
i'She has no mother!"
"What a volume of sorrowful' truth U
comprised iu that single, utterance no
mother? " ..: .,
We must go down the hard, rough path,
of lile, and be inured to care and sorrow
in their sternest forms, before we can take
home to our own experience the dreadful
reality no mother without a struggle
and a tear. . . : ' .
But when it is said of a frail young girt
just passing from childhood towards the
life of a woman, how sad is-Jthe Brf-
summed up in that one short sentence?
Who now shall administer the needed
counsel? Who now shall check the way-,
ward fancies? Who now sIif.11 bear with
the errors and failings of the molherleV
Deal gently with the child. ' " '
Let not the cup of her sorrow be over
flowed by the harshness of joar bearing,;
or your unsympathizing coldness.
Is she heedless of her doing? , Is bw
forgetful or her duty?" Is she ci.rek'ss in
hor movement? ' '
Remember, oh, remember, she has no
mother! . , -
iSTA housemaid in the ooflutry. boas
ting of her industrious habits, said that on
a certain occasion she rose at four, made a
fire, put on the tea-kettle, pieprvr break-.,
fast, and "made U the bedo," before
single soul was itp in the house. '