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1oi ii not mule of kin, or of tight.
Of clinim hntg, or of th- orcrrii-s
And lublle witchcralU of alluring eyi.
lovt Is not mail of broken nhinprrs; o.
Nor of the blushing cheek, whoae answering
Tell that th ear has heard the accents low.
Iove Is not rnnde of tears, nor yet of smiles,
"f qui v ring i, or of enticing wiles;
Ixv ia tot teniUtl he himseil beguile.
Thkr. is Iyove'i Ungnar?, but this Is not I.vT
If we know angbt of Icve, how eliall we dire
To My dial this is I.-ve, when well aware
Thai these i re common things, and Live is rare?
As wunt streams mar, blen'itr.g roll
la course united, so of sou) to snnl
lovc is the union Into one sweet whole.
As nvilten metals mingle, as a chord
Swells sweet in hsrmnny, when l...ve is lord
1 wo heart are one, as letters form a word.
One heart, one mind, one soul, and o-r desire.
A kin.lre lsney, n. BMHter are '
Ml thought and paHaion; there can Love Inspire.
Tbis makes a te f earth; for this is lxve.
THE COIIASSKT TKA'KKJHT.
Y HCV KU.K fifERNSKY.
It is pyitrlng ,ts ft1(1 (J(1?sv
looVms "t of the willow at the
!" V 1 hil ' m-cIm tak
ing "fit, is there aunt f4
-; I should say not!"' nnsWcM Aunt
l.TistlH-t1i. - r 1 sure It lii.-iv clear up
iHore five oVIivk, but unless Hie weather
inipnn-os, I think you had letter give it
-iTHi what' asked Gvunomothcr
"Going t AiiMbclla Floyd's tva-ti "lit
RTatidtui.trn'r,'" I nver'd." " '
"Ml-oV-nrf' w(l Aunt "vlis!.l...ti.
Itsd a horror of rdanp, and she had "never
in-iti mir, THu-iicuiiir phrase, wlte-h Yt
lst brpmi to come into use ttvehty years
A Va-fii-ht ! A ml u hjrt It -llrhtr,
"Oil, liulv nmi;,U tia-party all ol
rirls yr.it kwow,'" 1 explained. "An
na tx 11a r loyd, acros the wk, has oim
fti:s afts-nioon, hut I am ali-aid wc ran't
l tnpliV said graiidmother. "I re-t)iienilM-r
a tM-tipht on Cohansey Creek
v orllt going to. hut it was a man's tea
fipM, not a girl's, though a girl heJitcd gvt
up. ati'-rall." 1 "
M)h, please do tell us about It, grant'l--ta;
pan! Viol.'f a".id 1 together; am!
Aunt Elisabeth added : "'e hi, "ratid
motlier: It will help to mkt2 Hie liine pass
V jnkt ami myself were making or Qu
intal visftation to Aunt Elisaltcth in ;ren-
tich, New Jersey, We h:ni Uch there so '
ion mat it was nkT- another "rome to its.
-tndwe knew every hottse j-i store and
viii-iii nieunmi, nun.i sinrt and everv
Ja-e in the tmH thiR-house, for Aunt Ulisa-
mtii wns a hnt-iKl, and we always went to
wevunjr witn iier. These visits Were
jsuion;; the hajipiest times nf mV h'Ve. I
loved Aunt KlisaMh deiMlv, i',)i all hut
adored my frrat-prsndmother Howell. I
liked On place and thr ieoplcand thequiet
KrN'iidly waysvr.s, and the meetings too,
J'-T" 'J' " re was no pnwhiujrHnd we
!iad a Mlf.it season. Violet sometimes
sound l rather dull, but I never (ml-.
All nt KlisiilNdh lived m-ar tbo lundiiip in
si wide, conifortahle -totre house, shaded
"by such cnormotis ami aped willows as I
Think prow nowhere else. From my win
Wow I could see the preen at theend'of the
:1r, i'-i miepipaiiticbuttonwood prow
tnp In I lie center, the river, or creek as we
:il ays called ft, and the schooners and
valuers on their wav up to Blidpeton,
the melropolisof est.Iertev'; anila won
flerful. rpiaiut, nrrlty, hospitable little me
tropolis it is. I have not seen that pros
pect for many a lonp war. but I hav o-;v
lo shut my eyes U call it all Hp U;forc me
as plain as day.
This particular day we were enra'r,.d at
a small tea-party r.t Amialiclla 'r fevd s,
ov-r across tl:,. river, Wn v.ei-e very
tittich IN-Ht tij)on poinp. hut dm inp the
inorniup such a storm of wind amf min
liad set in, that even Violet confessed the
'XMditioH must Ik abandoned. Under i
Hies.- d'strous cireiiinstaneos, it may he
K l'vt that wc hailed with ddit Ihe
Iiros' KM-t of a story from praMihwi4..'-
'-randma Howell wa ':t iiinetv. She
vas somew hat infitw, tiltt Ikt mind was
ais lrriht and her rtvffnps as keen as Ihev
- tiad-'-xcr'been. She had not the .ibsolulc
jpam-m and -lf-rcstraint of Aunt Misa
tieth. hrr prandlausfhter, and worth! n'me
mnies wav Warm in a debars Wliile her
sarca-tn was not a We?pi to le lightly
ncoiintTed ; bi't lr ertheless. -veriod"v
Hoicl ami r-sp;hd Grandma Howell.
v eil, pet your work and sit down, and
I'll Ml you the storv !" said prandina,
ho tu'ver could bear to see anv one idle.
"U all happened in the year 1774. Think ol
that, children ! Those willows over there
were quite small trees. 1 remcmlxT. Ah,
tvclL. it seems a lonp time to wait.
'It wt lii the lM'pinninp of that same
rear thl Aunt I'.ctsy broke up house4-,'t-Miff
.lid went to live with l-r nephew,
Ahinim Haskins, takiltp me with her.
Aunt Hetsvwasa widow, and Abiram's
mother had died not lonp before ; and as
lie was a bachelor and had a larpe farm,
lie needed wnu woman about tlie house.
?ohe asked Aunt Uetsy to come and take
vparpc, and she consented. His houe
sto-.d near the end of the stm t, a little
hack, and not far from the creek. The
house was burned dow n afterward, but il
you look sharp you may see traces of the
-cIIar in Ilichard Shepherd's liehl to this
ly. It was a pom I house with roomy
vl!ars and i-hainlHTs, and larpe room's
lown stairs ; and when Aunt Hetsy's fur
niture was put in, it looked Very well,
only there was a) way a still', scrimped
look and musty, woollv smell about it.
Abiram was a Friend, as his father had
lcvn before him, but he wasn't Very ze;d
us in rvlipi.ms mattvrs.and hail the name
of sin inp very close to Ihe world audits
poods. However, his character was pood
at that time, thoul I don't think any
body liked him hut Aunt l'.etsy.
"I had lived with Aunt I5cisy ever since
my father died, and when slie moved I
went with her. I didn't like the chanpeat
all, and said all I could apaiust it. thouph
I knew all the lime that. 1 miphtaswell
talk to the winds. Aunt Betsy was very
luiet tmpered, but she was more set in
Iier way than any person I ever saw.
'"Thee is was'tiup thy breath, Sybilla !'
aid she at last. 'I have made up my
mind and I shall act upon it. If thee
doesn't like the chanpe, thee mu?t find a
home somewhere else.'
"This threat, as I considered it. shut my
lnoiith and roused, my temper at the same
time. I siiicl no more, but 1 made up
my mind that I would svk a home
somewhere cle pretty speedily. You
see, I didn't like Abiram. I " thoupht
him heard-hearted and miserly, and 1h
sides, thoiiph he had never said so in
words, I knew that he wanted to marry
me, and that Aunt Betsy's heart was set on
the match. Now. if you don't like a man.
the fact that he wants to marry you makes
you dislike him all the more. " Moreover I
did like souicImhIv else, and 1 knew that he
liked me. That somebody was I-wis
Howell. We had been nclphliors always
till father !ied, and I think our love prew
i'.p w ith us. for I don't reincnilvr when it
bepan. Ah well, children. Lewis has 1hch
lead sixty-live, years. The little oak sap
Imp that sprouted out of his irnive over in
Fnirtown buryiiip-pround is a hip tree
uw. It can't be lonp In-fore they lay me
"Aunt Betsy did not like I-wis. She
eaid he was worldly ami unsteady that
his lather had Ixvii a soldier in the old
French War, and that I'w is was just like
him. Then Ia-wis wasn't a Friend, but
went to the Episcopal Church, for there
wi.s one here then. Aunt Betsy would
never let nie see him if she could help it,
and nevr would allow that we were en
paped. It was j ust a tx y and a pirl fancy,
she Mid. and wouhl soon pass away. She
had an inward 'Krsiiasion that she should
see me married to some steady Friend, who
w as able to take care of me, and not to a
wild, worldly vounp man, w ho cared more
for ti.-hinp ami shootinp than for anythinp
else. "ow wIk'ii Aunt Betsy had an in
ward persuasion of anythinp she was
iniphty apt to brinp it to pass, and that was
one reason w hy I disliked the idea of poinp
to live at A hi ram's. I was determined to
marrv no one but I,ewts. I knew that ne
was neither wild nor worldly, and that he
was laving up money to make a nome ior
me, thouph he couldn't lay it up very fast
Itecause he had to help his Cither, w ho w as
lame and a jrood deal past his work. M v
father had always loved Lewis, ami I well
rememU'r lnarmp him sav that he wouldn't
want me to do better than marry him.
And t'.H-n I did so despise Abiram !
Weil, I thought it all over and tried to
pt't the het lMit I could, and at last
seeim-d to s-e tnv wav clenr. J. wcPT
with Aunt Betsf iirid Mil ht pet settled,
and ierhan rtV turotlsflt the heft of the
smntrnt wirK, and then, if I didn't find
n'VS-li' eonil'ortahle,! wouM hire out to do
either siiniiiii"r or housework.
hit afraid of matin? a pood
ood livinjr. I
i'un tinti a
of fMliV! M
eonld spin niv dav's wo-k
li.it' tA' u-er ttV-A riins
I prl ihronph by thn oVIefe'.hrt I r.lsn't
afraid tfl show ir.V tiHT.;i. eitner linen or
woh n. h"'.'.:e anvhtnlv's in Gnt-nwich."
" . on (iidu t do crochet work m
days!'' remarked Violet, who was
injr a dainty little blanket for some hahy or
" No. It wasn't the fa-hion. thonsrh we
dM make milieus and ploves with a hook,
too-, lint we had plenty of nit pretty
Vork, nettins and knottm'r inakniir tat-
tin? you call it and pprippiux on mllit
and crewel work, and jle-i; liei'iiilts,
H ell, as I wii'l, I n:.(l' ti'rt rtv mind that I
would f?" A iih Artnt IfiAsV, tktt I wouldn't
SlaV unless I Tound it comfortable.
'It wasn't comfortable at all. Aunt
IVty was close eiiouph, but Abintui w as
tar worse. It was "save, mw, serifr'f'i
s runi. from mornina: tiM Hiplit. J wxs
fond of new milk fresh rom the cow, ami
I used t JaVe a tliiuk almost every nipht.
but, if Abiram saw me, you would think I
liad stolen live ouiids by the fuss he made.
He said there wat sk'un-milk enough if I
must have it, and every drop of new milk
roblKd the churn of so iwh iMt'.ti't". S
sus-ct Aunt t'-etsy p:iVe Yi(A a Wi botit
maL, 101- lie cjimu aToinr one iiini w neii i
was mi".k!n'p; jiu told me he hocd I
WOuldu't n.lnd what he said, but would
hel5 myself to all 1 wanted. After that I
never touched it apain, and I tV a rr-al
dislike to it.
"But the s7'in,i,,.i) Wasn't the worst of
it by a -'reat rte.M. 1 bepan to feel like a
fly cAilplit iu a spider's web. I could hard
ly ever pet a chance to speak to Lewis
liever alone and Abiram was always hi
my way, haiipinp round nnd iinp me
pivseiits and trying tJ make himself
apreeablo, AUlit ltetsy watched me
as ft ctX watches a mouse, and by
ami by it bepan to be said about
the villape that lwas enpaped to Abiram.
I told K 1 1 1 1 i a I'arvin, who was my most
mtunate friend, to contradict ft I'VCy
w here, and so she did ; hut ft pleat niany
lielieved it, Nvch l ert is Aln'iost bepan to
doult, i'ef(ic. h'e never could s-e me
alcw. AUiut this time he went across
toe. creek, and took on with James White
car who had a deal of stock and horses,
.lames did well by him, for Lewis was very
knowinp in such matters, and he Ix-pan to
lay up money. Well, of cour3e we saw
less of each other than ever, but his poinp
was an advantape in one way. Old Liteie
Jacob, an old nejrro. itsrd to acWle across
and ut end t'oA n tile river fisliinp. He
was a ftood friend to both of us, and used
to carry our letters back and forth. Then
every inoriiiiipat j.stsuch an hour Lewis
ued to wr.ve Lis handkerchief out of his
wimlow and I used to wave one out of
mine. So we knew that ail Was well."
Aunt Elisa1ctl tA looked uneasy for a
few mmutcs, and as pramlma paused to
tae up a slic.lt she said mililly:
" Some jieople would say, pnmdmothcr,
that it was not very wise to be puttinp
lov-stories into the heads of these youiip
Grandma looked up, and her still bripht
C55 twinkled a little.
" Elisabeth," said she; "does thee know
that the white kitten had her nose in the
cream this inorninp?"
"Vcs."answered Elisabeth; "I. saw her."
" I mi thee show lmi- t'V; Way to the
milk. Kllrtlith? '
".):'" s:iii Aunt Elisiibeth. surjirised.
" ( h ! said prandina. "I didn't know but
some one had put it in her head."
Aunt Elisaltcth smiled and went on
" But there was another thinp which
annoyed me almost as. much as the love-
inakinp" continued nmdma. "It wa:
as 1 sam. m the year !- the year
before the war. The whole country
was stirred up apaiiist the British, find
their unjust and illepal taxations and
other oppressions tho'tph t do think
the had manners and arrogance of ihe
Britisii ollicers and povernors had almost
as much to do with the business. The tax
on tea had caused s(ecially hard feelinp,
and vou know how llicv served Ihe caipo
which was hmnpht to Boston. When we
pot the news of the Boston tea-party, as it
pot to lie Killed, there was a pood ileal of
division ol opinion. .Most of the younp
men wen- on the patriot side, and so were
many of the old ones, but still those were
not wantinp who called the business a
shameful outrage, and stood up fur the
British throupli thick Rnd thin. Abiram
was one of these and Aunt Betsy another.
and they used to abuse the patriots and
uphold the British till they made my blood
" Well, one day, along ill the last of Oe
IoIkt, Abiram said he was going to Phila
delphia lor a lew days, and he had the im
pudent lo ask me if we hadn't better be
married right away, so I could go with
him. And while I was fairly struck dumb
with rage and surprise, Aunt Betsy put in
her word and said it would be a very pood
plan, as I could buy my wedding clothes
myself, and she would give me money
for a nice satin pown and a gray craiie
Then, I can tell you, pirls, I flared up.
I told Abiram just what I thoupht of him,
and Aunt Betsy what 1 thoupht of her;
audi said I wouldn't marry Abiram then or
ever, if he should pave my way with gold.
I told Aunt Betsy she knew that I was en
gaped to Ix'wis Ilowell, and that I should
never marry any one else. Abiram was
so angry lie turned all kinds of colors, but
Aunt Betsy w as as placid as yon please,
and w hen I had fairly broken down, and
was crying as if my heart would break,
she said calmly
" ' Thee needn't be so violent, Sybilla.
Abiram has no occasion to go begpinp for
a wife. If thee chooses to disprace thyself
by brcakinp thy word to him and marrying
a vagabond '
" I never gave Abiram any word, and
he knows il !' said I.
" Actions speak louder than words,'
said my aunt. We won't My anymore
ainiut it now. Abinun, I have an inward
persuasion that Sybilla will come to a liet
ter mind. The must excuse her violence.
She wasn't brought up with Friends, and
hasn't learned to rule her spirit. Sybilla.
thee had I tetter stop cryinp and cat thy
"But I wouldn't eat any dinner, and I
never sat down to the table nor sjntke a
word to Alt-ram till tie went away. Aunt
Betsy was as calm as ever, but she kept
me so close. I couldn't even pet a chain-e
to send a word to Lew is. However, old
Jacob did smuggle one to me," in which
I-wis told me how Abiram had told James
Whitecar that we were to be married when
he came home. Lewis said he knew I
never would lie false to him of my tiwu
free will, but he didn't know what! might
lie tormented into doing, and he liegped
me to leave my aunt, and come over to
Deborah Whitecar, who knew all the sto
ry, and would be the same as a mother to
me. Deborah herself added a few words
to the same ertin-t. Deltorah was a pood,
kind woman, besides lt-inp a preacher and
very much thought of. 1 knew she meant
every word she said, and tliat I could Ik
useful to Iwr ; and Iteside that it . was a
great encouragement to have such a wo
man take my part. Still 1 didn't like the
notion of going right in to the family where
Lewis w as, ami 1 thought I would wait a
little. Beside that. Aunt Bctv was lame
and aihnp, and 1 tlidu t feel quite free to
leave her. I staid on. and certainly I
did have a pretty liard time. Even the
ncisriirxTrs organ io huhix ie mew
ed tip. and never went outside the pate.
"The second day of November, Abiram
came home in the best of spiriu. He had
made his journcv profitable, it semed,
and he was more of a Tory than ever. He
had actually brought me a satin pown that
uniiM stand on end for richue s. aud a
pray crape shawl. I told him be uiight ,
I keen iMs pifts to liiniselt, and went ui-
o sturs to niv room, where presently Aunt
lletsy came hrinping the shawl and tin
" 'Thee had lietter )tit these thinir
away I said she, layinsr them on the lti.
I tswiL- tliiim tiiwt ad fltiiir M'i.fVt mill tiM ii
ui t?e v.'tujpwl 91".; a i"i'VA ouc..ni)d
1 Sii-.V jH'"' r't'Jl p'uniiunto lif; tnh, of rainr
J,wA.t;V ihidenneiith for thun instead ol
srreat troujrhs sfcuidinir
i tir.tier tne eii
It w:is a sill v thinp to
do, hut I was so worked up I didn't cm
one pin. i-oronce I saw -Mint ; lcLy in a
ra-o:. Mie seoldeil me roiiiullv. anil ended
by declaring that I should marry Abiram
within a week or she would never see nor
steak to me again. I should have pone
away that very night, only Aunt Betsy
was'taken so sick I didn't Ilketo.h'f'Vc.lrr.
was uikcii so sick l limit i tint
What Abirjitti tboiyl't tMiV.il
U' csl'iil:-! ail wet ami spoiled, '.
He never said a word to me n
iVl't f liV.il I'm rOiind his
I can t say.
nor I to him.
I did niv work, anil waitiil on Aunt Bet
sy, but I couldn't pet any word to Lewis,
much as I wished it, for" old Jacob was
sick, and I hadn't any other iiese!ip('h
"VYclh fer HVb or ttin-e days Abiram was
Wonderful busy cleanup out the cellar.
Now and then he would take his boat and
run down the creek, and he prew so queer
aud excited that I began to wonder what
was poing to hapten. 1 hardly ever pot a
chance to step outside the door, Aunt Bet
sy kept me so cloe, and W lint .jvlth the
work.nn,v;a't!titi'i ll'cr; I ws pretty
fre'i iiseu up.
"One nipht it was the 20th of Novem-
Ut and a tine inobnliplit. though rather
foggy I went to the backdoor for a breath
of air, and I saw a fine larpe brif eei!l!!'p
up w ith t'e tide. The seemed to find her
vaV uitilout any trouble, and presently
came to anchor "over there where you see
that pine stump it was a tine tree then
not far from oiirhouse. I stood watching.
and presently I saw Abiram ami te'o ether
men come ashore "roiii tne hng. ihev
fjile up the path toward the house, but I
didu t stay to meet tin in. I went hack to
Aunt ISetsv, and when Abiram called me
to supper, he told me the strange men
would stay, and asked me if I wouldn't
sit down and make tea. For you see I
hadn't sat down to n sinplc meiU with him
shi'v he Qitmi! !'nU''.
..V lea. saul 1, 4 where did you get any
tear' I knew ours had been out some
time, and you couldn't buy an ounce for
love nor money.
" 4 Never mind,' said Abiram, looking
as pleased as could lie. 4 I've got it. and
plenty more of nice things. Now be a
pood girl and see to the supper, and I
promise not to say a word thee won't like
"'Well, I didn't. want .to make a fuss
before stranger?, so y faid i lvo.ld ; and I
made silme nice not cakes and fried a chick
en, aild turned out the tea, but 1 wouldn't
touch a drop, more than if it were poison.
The two men were English, as I made out
by their talk, and cue of them was captain
of the brig. He had been drinking a lit
tle, and he kept throwing out hints which
made me open my ears, and caused the
other man to swear at him tor a too'.
"Well, I did up the work, and was just
going up-stairs to bed, when Abiram
4,4 What is it?' I asked sharply enough.
44 4 1 only wanted o say that thc needn't
lie scared" if thee hears a noise in the
night ;' said lit! meekly. 4 1 have got some
goods aboard the brig, and I am going to
have them unloaded, becattse the captain
wants to get aiVaV-'
" Somehow. it llashed across me all iu a
iiiiittitc what the goods were. So instead
of going to lied, I blew out the candle and
sat down behind the curtain to watch.
Presently I saw the men from the brig
bringing up the poods covered with tar
paulins and slowing thMil iu the cellar.
I hey had nearly finished when one of the
men let fall a square box, aud I knew by
the sound that something had broken.
The captain cursed him for a clumsy fool.
Abiram brought out a broom, and 1 could
see them sweeping and brushing some
thing. J'lnnllytne business w as finished,
the linn Velt Away, ami, Abiram
came lip-stairs fiini xvi-iit to bed. He
was generally the first one ilp iu the
inorninp, but this time I stole a march
on him and was down before six o'clock.
I look the lantern and bepan searchinp
w here I had seen them sweeping the night
before, and sure enough, iu a little hollow
by the side of the path I found about half a
handful of nice green tea !
44 1 gathered up the tea in my hands and
wrapped it in a paper I had in my pocket,
and then I stole down to the creek, to the
place where I knew Abiram's little skill
was tied on. It was no stiddcil move. 1
had heeli thinking all night, and 1 made
up my miml that 1 must. sec Levis and tell
him tile iVhoie story. For, absurd as it
may seem, l ibs really afraid Aunt Betsy
wouhl contrive some way to marry nie to
Abiram even against my will.
"Tht? tide was running out and helped
me, anil I was s.ton at James Whitecar's
landing, for I knew how to handle a boat.
I found Lewis at the barn, told him the
whole story, and showed him the tea.
Vou ought to have seen how his eves
44 4 So that is what he has licen up to ! "
said he; 4 we have been watching him for
a week, ami suspected as much.' Then
he called Stephen Whitecar, James's broth
er, a preat friend of his, and showed him
" We'll takecare of him ! ' said Stephen.
' Onl' thee keep quiet, Sybilla, and don't
let on that thee knows anythinp."' "
44 Was Stephen a Friend V " 1 asked.
44 Well, yes, he belonged to Meeting,
and his mother was a preacher, as I told
you. So we talked it over, and Stephen
was for calling his mother, and having nie
stay, but I said 1 thought 1 had better go
"Don't tell me anything!' said I; 4 and
then I call answer no questions.'
" Iiewis said I was right and he would
row me back himself. n the way it was
settled lietween us that he should come
for me the next day but two, and then we
would go and pet "married. The reason
wc waited was that I should be of ape in
two days, and tlien noliody would have
anythinp to say. I hated to leave Aunt
Betsey and go against her wishes, but there
seemed no other way.
"I was busy retting breakfast when
Abiram came down. I thought it best
to lie civil to him. and easily put him into
a good humor. That day everybody no
ticed that there was a good deal of riding
round. :and poinp in ami out of Doctor
Elmer's and Mr. Philip Fithian's. He was
a minister ami a preat patriot; I was on
thorns, expecting I didn't know what. and
ready to start at every noise, but I kept
about my work, and waited on Aunt Betsy,
and was so pleasant to Abiram that he
really thoupht I was coining round.
44 The next evening about ten o'clock
there came a preat knoi kinpiit our door.
I was up in a, minute, and looking out. I
saw by the moonlight altout thirty Indians
iit war-paint and feathers standing round
the house. My heart was hi my mouth for
a minute and then it came over me what
they had come for.
" ' Wlmt do you want?, culled Abiram
from his window. .-
" 4 We have come for a cup of tea !' said
a voice whicii 1 Knew- ripnr, wen. uet
up ami pivt it to us like a pood fellow.
or we shall have Ii take it where we can
44 Abiram blustered and talked bip, but it
was no use. 1 hev talu mm it ne oidn i
O'tcn the doors, they would break them
down, and at last father than have his
house attacked, he pave up the keys. 1 liey
touched nothing else in the house, but
they carried all the tea out into the meadow
voiider. oiled it mi. ami set it on tire. It
burned splendidly, and perfumed the air
for half a mile round. There were at least
two hundred people looking on, but no-! to chafe, gall, and otherwise' punish the
IkxIv said a word, or ottered to interfere. It ; feet, will find ctstor oil. well applied, to be t
was nil as olemn as a yearly meeting, ami i satisfactory. We have used it for wagons
it had a right to lie, when two at least of j and buggies, and find it is every way sn-i
the Indians were ministers. When the erior. It will wear longer, lubricate bet
fa was all burned, everybody went quietly j te.r. and is less objectionable than anything
MILAN, GIBSON COUNTY,
44 Abiram was like a madman for a time,
aud then he broke down and cried like a
baby. He never held his llcatl up after that,
and present) v he inovetl. away to Phila
delphia. They tried tobrinpasuit against
the men who burned the tea" but it was of
n iise. The ifr;;ild. jii't y;tf 1 jo'o good
t!ilsto briiAgj!i,.a bill, .and finally tne
waricame on ami the matter w;.a dropiieu
44 1 hail enpaped Eunice Hunt to coim
and take care of the house, ami wait on
Aunt I Sets v, and on the day arpointe-J I
went in and told her what I was going to
do. She scolded at tirst, and then she
cried and begged me. to wait till spring,
but I was linn. I thought I had waited
and suffered about enonph. She declared
sue would nrcr see nie ;ii:.mi
her I had nh iifwiird piTsnij.s((
tVld clnjrt ;er ui'.nsr. , The!
she would never see me apain", but 1 told
fSlou i that she
ft t left he
and Lewis and I went up to Mr Philip
Fithian's and were married. Afterward
we moved over to James Whitecar's, and
I Jived there a lonp time, all the same as one
of the family. doinr.the siiiniiiitsrand belli-
iiifjj in flip Tor$. Some EHe'ids blamed
i'euorali Ibr taking my part, nut she said
she had acted aecordiup to the licst lipht
fhe had, and she was pretty well able to
hold her own.
44 The next year the war broke out.
and Lewis, with his brother Richard and
Stephen Whitecar, wunt into the army.
It was a ffrent trouble to Deborah to
ltae SU'jMich ti'.rn Soldier, but lie did, and
made a very pood one. My Lewis rose to
be captain, and w as much respected ; but
he was .wounded tin at Wyoming, and
died, leaving me with one little girl, moth
er, of vour .father ttiid Elisabeth here.
Stephen hitccar Wanted to- jnarry nie
when the war was over, and I knew De
ltorah would have liked it, but I couldn't
bring my mind to it. and after a while he
married Emma Parvin. Folks said ,he
thought it wits tlie next thiner to marry
44 Aunt Betsey was very angry for a long
tune, but she came round, and was as kind
as ever, even getting me the satin gown
and cni'ie shawl she had promised nie if I
married Abinun, He pot very rich iu
Philadelphia atone time, but lie lost every
thing speculation-. P Continental money
aftct the Uar, and filially died poor anil
44 A nd now, as the wind has changed and
it is clearing up, you had lietter go and get
ready for your tea-light." Atlantic for
Underground, the city of London is cer-tainlj-
the most wonderful iu the world.
It is," a labyrinth of dra!n-pilest water
pipes, fr;ts-plv?ii and Underground rail
Ways; , therb are points ill the soil tff Lon
don wiiere it .w ould he bitrcmely. dill! ult
to find room for another liiiie; One coin-
lianv alone the was J.ipht and Coke Com
r alone the Gas Light an
pany supplies two districts with nearly
4(H) miles of pipes, varying in diameter
from three inches to four feet. These are
the main pipes merely, and from them
every house and street lamp receives on an
average six or eight feet of small piping,
in addition to these, and the undergound
telegraph wires, there are no less than
J,.")()o miles of drain-pipes of various di
mensions. Less familiar to lis, but no less
important, are the lead and iron tubes
leaden pijics with Qtitcr casings of iron
along which written messnges, packed iu
little felt pud ?;nfa pptr!it eases; fit? blown
from station to station Tile convenience
of these messapes is immense. A steam
engine fon-es iu a blast of air, and in about
a minute it travels a distance of !S0 yards.
There an at present tliirbvn stations on
the underground railway; and as the m-o-ple
walk upon the streets, of London.
electricity is liashinp messapes above their
heads, and little missives are whi..inp and
darting just under their feet. As many as
l.'iOU messages pass to and fro hi a day.
The drainage system of Loudon presents
a world of underground streets, some two
or three thousand miles in exteilt. All
the drains empty into three great sellers
running parallel witntne l names, winch
sewers ci)lilicct ill the neighborhood of
Victoria Park, and throuph Barkinp Creek
discharge into the river. Men are con
stantly employed keeping these drains in
repa'r. Londoners never pour a pail of
water down a drain but at the depths o
that leystcriousaperturesomelMMly is mak
ing way for it. A stranger, properly cos
tumed, can explore these depths, which
resemble vaulted galleries, in the sides of
which are traps forming various small chan
nels. When the storm waters come, as
they sometimes do during a thunder
plump, the torrent is fearful i so. much so
tliat upon several occasions men hate lost
Everyltody knows well enough that un
less water runs into our cisterns we can by
no device pump it out. Therefore we are
careful to see that all the rainfall on our
roof is conducted thither, and that the. piies
are kept unobstructed. Even our wells
will po dry in times of drouth, the springs
by which they are fed failing for want of
the early or the latter rains.
The parallel holds perfectly lietween
our minds and our cisterns. Unless they
are continually fed with the pure streams
of knowledge," they will inevitably become
empty and dry llow many mental cis
terns we find, "capacious enough, and with
all the appliances for getting water from
them, that only yield to our movement of
the punip-haudie a warm, stale, turbid
stream of gossip, or complaint, or gar
rulous prattle a stream how diHrrcnt
from tlie cool, sparkling, refreshing llow
from a mind continually replenished by
the iterusal of books constantly falling
irom tne pressor oy iiieweii-sprnigs oi an-
cient lore. We may pick up knowledpe
everywhere. A good newspa'ier will give
oml newsnaner will five
us many valuable thoughts which we may
reflect upon while enpaped in our ordinary
duties. It is reflection that makes truth our
own. One should have always on hand
some valuable book quite outside his or
dinary pursuits, and read a little in it atten
tively every day.
Tlie life which is totally taken up with
supplying physical wants is not worth the
living. Our minds not less than our bodies
need suitable food, that their hunger may
lie satisfied;- need to be clothed in the fair
rolies of knowledpe ami w isdom, tliat their
nakedness do not apttear ; need to be
adorned with the ornaments of literature,
that they be attractive aud pleasing to their
companions. It is right and our duty to
C'lrc tor thl li.l' I. Ill tlie lifi. ia A, nr.. til-lit
meat and the body than raiment. If we was uonesi enongii ioueci;ne ui.u i.r
must choose between line dress and fine , ""iee was a sinecure and that it ought to
thoughts, shall- wc not take .the hitter? abolishotl. No sooner was his acknowl
Elcpant furniture does not make the home; ! cdpmeiit made known in Washington than
elegant dress and surroundiivs do not was removed ami another man appomt
ma'ke the man or the woman. To close as who was not suspected of having scru
we begun, tiettcr the old-fashioned well- I'les. This case was quoted by Mr. Dawes
sweep and the moss-covered bucket, with I to show how the men who control the
the well of unfailing and ice-cold water lie- 1 offices suppress all efforts at reform. Mr.
low, than all the' modern perfections of . Dawes was not authorized to give the
fmifrivinv fur r-iKitiu witotr nl-uii' nlknvp ! name of this officer who was sacrificed for
an empty cistern or afoid and failing well.
A. i . Tnhiinr.
Castor Oil .is Leather. Preserva
tive. A correspondent of Germantown
Telegraph, who says he has tested all the
patent preparation's and popular recijtes for
preserving leather, prefers castor oil to all
of them. He adds : " We have had boots
a year old that we have oiled -with it, and
the leather was soft, smooth mid water
proof to the last time they were used. We
apply it clear, without heat. A little lamp
black might lie nsed on old leather, but is
seldom necessary on new, as the oil itself
seems to keep the blacking on, nnd renders
the leather black and of tine apjvearauce.
Those who have been annoyed with hard,
cracked, watcrsoaked boots, the surface of
the latter rouph. without blacking, and
the leather shrunken and wrinkled," so as
I we know of.
More Light Wanled.
For some reason or other Itest known to
those fyt'nceriieil, the t iimmitfee on Ways
and Means refused to Insert the prolte at
the tender point of tlie investfgatioii in re
gard fo lie ccu-'piravy Ty-isi'iry agents
and Wilic:! n'orm' rs, by vliich the im
porting merchants f this ami other cities
have .lcn systematically plundered and
In the course of his testimony Jayne de
clared that he only received as" his share
jdUNHJ of the SiKW.iNtO w hich appeared
charged as the proportion of H iiallics to
which he was entitled as the informer. It
is fairto presume that he paid liberally tin
confidential clerks, who wen hired to lx--tray
the trusts nnd manipulate the books
of their emi-'loj-crsisc .,t3 to mn.ke prima
facie cases for oitortioii.
There were, doubtless, other incidental
expenses attending this nefarious business,
but summinp them up by the most gener
ous scale of allowance, they could only
hsve consumed, fi part of the 3-(H),0ilH
which remained tor mstl IbtttlOli. v hat.
then, became of this large sum, ami who
Tat Benjamin F. Butler was one of the
principal Beneficiaries is disclosed very
clearly in the evidence of Mr. Dodge,
whom he threatened with all the terrors ol"
a vindictive prosecution. His partnership
is conspicuous in uus jorfjejy, as wen as in
that of the Sanborn contracts, in which
he appeared as the unblushing attor
ney on. the floor of the House of lleprc-
Butler tloilbiiess received, he ,Vas not alone
in that profitable pursuit. There are oth
ers in Congress who are believed to have
shared in the disgraceful spoils, but who
have thus far managed to keep our of the.
public Mey, jont as some of them iliduntil
the Credit Mobilier proofs Were produced
to their shame and confusion. The conn
try is entitled to know what Senators and
llepresentatives, acting under the disguise
of counsel, participated in this system of
robtiery. and how much of the plunder
they pocketed. -Ato York Sun.
The Extravagance at Washington.
Take this very District of Columbia.
The sudden exiteiiditure in this district.
diirinp tlie last three years, of from twelve
to fifteen millions by the Board of Public
Works in beautifying the citv does not
end there. The effect has not stopped with
the pleasure it gives us and those who
visit the capital of the nation. It has car
ried aloiip with it increased expenditure
everywhere; It lias lifted not only tlie dis
trict anil tlmst! wild. lire lrre. r.p into
mother "il'Me-of socialjife, but it has car
ried olhcial life alonp with It. It forced
upon the last Congress the idea that it was
thsolutcly necessary for them lo increase
the compensation, not only of officials re
sdinp here but of ourselves, on account of
Ihe increased xienditures necessary bv
this state of tliinps. By that single bill
there was put upon the last tiscal year SI -
HHI.IHHJ, and upon this year about ? I,.imi,-
(KIO, less what has liccn .aiil in the
Treasury. We have relieved Ihe Treasury
of five-sevenths of that expenditure, except
in reference to the salaries of the .luilpes ol
tlie Supreme Court and the salary of the
. 'irilt.-nt. Illll tlda i.te!i-flf ilir ini.ilc .if
life chillies lj!ii.a!ri':Ws plans
and scheines bii mi entirely new scale. Its
effect upon all who manage public affairs
as marked as it is upon the private in
dividual. It was the irause of the sugges
tion of erecting, in this city, of public build
ings for all those army officers who have
quarters here, and tor all cabinet officers.
uid lor all . senators ol the l mietl states. It
was that which suggested the erection of a
magnithvut university here, embracing
West Point and Annapolis and the eoast-
urvev and .igrieultilrnl colleges, and the
Agricultural Department, Willi uu endow
lllcntof $-i'Vl"().M). It did notstopwiththe
XpenihtUfe.-tf tile money upon the city. It
iirried t'le whol': (.'ovcruhU't't into a" cor
responding official life (hat has told upon
the aggregate of our exix-nditures. I trust.
ir, we shall not shirk the duly it has im
post d upon us. I hope no loiil iullucnce,
or sensitiveness will deter us from that
w.irk of retrenchment w hich will result in
putting a balance into tlie 1 reasury so
arpe that no uist or reasonable apprehen
sion can exist that the taith of Ihe (iovcrn
ment shall Ik dishonored as the inevitable
'onsequence of an excess of cxtcnlitiires
oyer receipts. tram Mr. Jhm-e It' form
The chaplain of the United States Seii-
ute is no doubt a very intelligent and es
timable person, but in our judgment he
hows his unwisdom when he intermin
gles with his petitions to (iod brief decla
mations on current political anairs. ii e
believe in giving preachers of the (Jospel
the largest liberty iu the conduct of their
offices, and art; aware that as the rule (his
liberty has been exercised with such dis-
retion as to make the pulpit an invalua
ble instrument in tlie defense of civil lilicr-
ty and in the maintenance of republican in
stitutions. But we believe that a speaker
ought always to address his audience. It
was said on a certain occasion ot a gentle
man that he made the most eloquent
prayer ever offered to a Boston audience.
V lth equal force it mlirht he said ot the
chaplain of the United States Senate that
he offers prayers which give the greatest
satisfaction to those members of the ruling
political party whose names, for various
causes, are lust now iinpieiisanuv promi
nent. But in botli instances (iod appears
to lie left out of the account, and iu the
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incut to which theV have no chance to re
ply. Thus God is sllphted, an injustice is
doY.e to a Very respectable number of pcii
tlcnien and religion is brought into disre
pute. It appears to us that the chaplain
of the United States Senate ought to make
an effort to pray to Jod, even if in his
opinion as a. citizen the "spirit of lying"
is abroad and the "giant demon of slander
stalks forth, casting upon all the earth a
fearful shadow." The court of heaven is
not the proper tribunal for the trial of
cases of slander. A. Y. Ecening Post.
Comiiicmlahle hut Condemned.
In his late speech in Congress Mr. Dawes
related tlm case of a collector of customs
his zeal in behalf of efficiency in the civil
Tlie men "inside polities" ridiculed the
story of Mr. Dawes because he would not
give" names and places. But the facts have
since leeji discovered. The collector re
ferred to was Mr. A. L. Robinson, and tlie
collection district was Evansville, Indi
ana. During last year the eustoins receipts
at that "port" were . $3,040.43, and the
cost of collecting 'litis amount was
r? 1. 708.42 more than the total receipts, the
salaries lM'ing$ow'48.87 per year. Tlie of
fice which Mr. I.'obinson held paid him
three thousand dollars, and from the cus
toms collected it may be judged whether
he had much labor to perforin. His crime
was that he desired to earn his money, like
any honest man. Tlie Government ought
to' find a way to explain its manner of
treating officers who are candid enough to
expose the errors of the public service to
tltt-ir own personal cost. EsrAang.
The smallest salary paid to a postmaster
in this country- is $2, and a large numU r
receive sums "ranging from that amount
Tne Euitof'' Xoonilay Visitor.
There is one feature of a country eoin.'f'.
career to which the pencil ran hardly do
justice. It is w hen, as the hour of noon
is about to strikt'ift strangerapiH-ars in me
i w .-ii mi't ir .-"iti'' "II s- i ii
, and ma'kfnpifls tt:tv?. Vnwii, is
t sit down. . ft is a coifutfy Wee,-
reincmbcf, and pinch', di'terelit fron'i! a t-hi
olliee iu t;:e tr"tmeiif-of stranger visitors.
The country eilitorT-ui- cmmi'm with' ijl
memlicrs of his profession is, iUiolcted to
a hollowness of stomach about, this hour.
That organ commences to le sociable, am
grows rapidly more picsl'g n its uttchr
tions. lie looks nervously from the 'lo-w
to the stranger, who having dropped a few
interesting hints about the weal her, has
settletl back w ith a view to makinga pleas
ant and mutually advantageous call, lie
want? .h'sj dhitj'T badlv. ' It won't do to
go without asfng Jt'e stfcinrfer i-loi,?. fill'!
as he reineinbcis that the children. Vre
unusually cross in the morn'up.'a'tid that a
contemplated set of new crockery J not
yet ordered, and cannot remember of any
thing sHcial having ticen ordered for din
ner, he see." ;ulte plainly that it won't do
to take him home with hli.".'. l"s .answer
are necessarily brief and wandering. I'"
looks at the clock, then at the stranger,
but. finding him still settled, he falls to
shaking the papers on the desk, becomes
preternatiirally engrossed in the study of
the back of an" envelope suddenly recalls
himself See.S the "lock piin, and iu vol
untarily sigh's. , ,
"I hope I ain't hotljenng jo'if any'?1'
says the stranger, crossing his" legs.
"Oh, no." gasp's tl)'e publisher.
44 Pretty busy all the time,' I suppose? "
says tiie rtriT.jrcr, takinp out his
tooth-pick and snapping; ft m-ross his
44 Well no b not very," he replies,
with a ghastly attempt at a. smile.
Another silence iolloiys. The stranger
picks his teeth, tiie ciiH. k ticks 'miiioiislv.
Ihe papers on the desk rattle spasiuoiiieai
ly,antl the editor twitches as if he were
sitting on a base-burner. It is half-past
12. and visions of several clamorous chil
dren, and a waiting and impatient woman,
and a cooling dinner, make the resem
blance of.l he to a base-burner appear
most striking. 'J'Jie Hiiil."'r' fld m-rvotis-ly
hungry man becomes desperaic,' raid
that nervous that he feels like crawling up
through his own scalp and jumping off".
He makes a hasty effort to smooth his face
into a glow of hospitality, and turning it
upon the visitor, he says :
44 1 am about to go to dinner, and would
like to have your company, if you can put
up with "
And here the visitor hastily strikes in
''Much obliged. I'm sure, but I have
an engagement to thne at 1 o'clock, and
merely !nipp"! i to pass nwny the
time." . . .
The hungry editor' goVs. to" bis dhlner
he doesn't skip along, but heya.Rs with
a thoughtful tread, as if he was trying to
devise' some extraordinary remedy for
some extraordinary emergency. D'inhury
Burning of "Fire-proof" Buildings.
The origin of the late great tire at the
London Pantechnicon still remains a mys
tery which the London papers vainly try
to solve. "The building," says the 'Daily
yew.-', "was assumed to lie flre-i'idof, and
the public and the proprietors liad equal
confidence in its tire-resisting qualities.
Its floors were covered with sheet iron laid
in felt, the columns which supported them
were of iron ; doors of the same material
separated the different compartments ; no
gas was laid on, and the only lights ever
permitted to he used were safety-lamps,
lighted in the room for the purpose, and
made secure by a man specially appointed
for the duty."" At the inquest one of fhe
witnesses, '( 'aptiiin Shaw, an expert, stated
that, iu nine cases out of tell the so-called
'lire-proof' buildings are n delusion.
Thev area ileiilsioft, he explained, became
they are lillllt. t'n the f;fl.-'- tl''Ty that .ev
erything which cannot be set on lire is lire
proof. There is ,t fire-proof look about
many buildings which are utterly incapa
ble of resisting flame. The floors are of
brick arches,' each arch resting on iron
Iteams; they are supported by iron pillars,
and not a particle of wood is to lie seen in
th-place. Light a bonfire in one of the
empty rooms, and let it bla." to the ceil
ing, and it will simply burn out. But till
it with goods whicii will burn, and no
building will fall an easier prey to the
flames,' The iron pillars and beams ex
piuid, the brick floors are loosened, and
the lire beloiV soon finds its way throuph
the crocks. A stream of Water fliljs on
the heated pillars, and. it' tlie Weight has
already crushed them, they collapse like
gla -s. " Such is the history of hundreds of
tire-proof buildings, as soon as they are
put to the test. Captain Shaw distinctly
states, as the result of his long exieri
ence, "that wooden floors, borne by wood
en beams, and supported by wooden pil
lars, are better able to resist flame than Ihe
A Very Careful Porter.
The English correspondent of Harper's
lU-.ar writes : Tlie otherday a well-known
military gentleman let us call him Jones
who dabbies in scrip and share, was in
vited by an acquaintance (Smith) to come
to his country-house to shoot. He accept
ed, hut in the meantime discovered that
Smith had never tired off" a pun. 44 Then
I don't go."
44 Nay." said Brow n, who had informed
him of' this fact, "you must either go or
find a good cxctlsc. The latter Is easy,
enough, because, are you not a director of
the 4 Muffin ami Crtimltct Compahy ?'
' I believe I am, though 1 know nothing
about it. but bow Can that help me?'4
44 Well, telegraph to yourself, its if from
the secretary of tile company, saying that
there is to be an extraordinary meeting of
the board arising out of defalcations, and
which its absolutely necessary to attend,
and then send the telegram to Smith to ex
plain your absence."
This seemed an excellent idea, and the
General called for a form accordingly,
tilled it up at once, and despatched the club
porter with it to the nearest telegraph of
fice. A few hours afterward he happened
to remark to the porter, 44 Vou sent my
telegram, I suppose?"
"Oh yes, sir; and by-the-by, you had
made a "curious mistake. You had writ
ten the telegram to yourself from the sec
retary instead of from you to him ; but of
course I saw xnlmt was wrong, ami rectifial
And a prettj- to-do there was at the office
of the Muffin and Crumpet Company.
Many Suns in Our System.
Among the wonders of the heavens are
double stars and triple stars; that is. as
astronomers suppose, two or three suns
art? united iu one system. We have often
thought it would 'be pleasant to live on
some planet, liphbtl and warmed by sev
eral suns. But Prof. Proctor thinks we
have more than two or even three suns iu
our system, and no one hs been the wiser
for it "until now. He thinks that Jupiter,
and Saturn, and Uranus, and Neptune are
all suns, shining bv their own light. I ne
fourth satellite of Jupiter when it crosses
the planet's disc looks like a dark ball, as
Mercury does when crossing the sun's disc,
which seems to prove that Jupiter is self
luminous. If we have five suns in our sytem, as
! Prof. Praetor believes, and the best astron
I omers have been ignorant of the fact, the
same-may lie true iu other systems, where
thev have binary or triple suns. The in
habitants may know of only one, and may
have as little "lipht from tlie ethers as we
have from Uranus i r Neptune.
The Chinese Government is trying to
raise a navv after theEngli-hlnodt I, and is
building, ships to that end.
If ever a moon was made of green cheese
it was the honeymoon.
The Di'scOrer tVf Monnt Si'nai.
Tr-e I.6ndon Tube of I'ehfifery 27th
coin'a.'.'S h-ticr from Dr. Bcke. piving his
account of the .'Jli-'i'ip of Mt. Sinai.
The mountain which Ir K' tce identifies
as the Sinai of the Peiitateucii Mount
lln'L'hir. one of the principal masse, of!?r
eu M ifK'ifiitains hounding the valley of
the AMti'f "n t'te ensf. which are marked
on our iiSnV's Of (tf Irtotnitahis of Shcra.
but or Which ihe Cofffct dW!i:HJon i the
Motintafns i.fShafch ; tnotC ff .i'hcffeilg
a chain cl'v't'luig from fhat of Shafeh i a
direction from noi'.'?,"s to southeast. Dr.
Ifeke .priteeeds :
" M nsionishmc nt and practical 1""t ma
be Itctter mi.',ri;''td than described when 1
learnt that this MoimJ ''-rirJiir is the same
as a mysterious Jeliel-e'-Nur, i.7 'Mountain
of Light,' of which I had heard vaguely !n
Epvpt aslteingthat whereon the Almighty
sr'J're with Moses, and which, I'mni its pt
hUri ami oitef frcM'"tanees, is without
tJouTi't the Sinai of se'rtjtre 5 although
irJV Us manifest physical cfi.traMef, It ."!
tears thai tTy favorite hypothesH that
Mount Sinai w"as a Volcano riiifst be. aban
doned as untenable. We eiic'u?r,d at the
foot of the 4 Mountain of Light,' ami 'Wi
f 'fig t?t ""uiiijr nipht we experieneitl a
most trt'hie:'t'i4"!s rrn, tin thunder and
lightning being truly "ine of the
claps U'iiig directly over our n'e.t'K The
rain fell iu torrents during several hour.:'
threatening to wash us away entirely. I
'o not remember to have ever witnessed
" ntf violent tempest, either in Abyssinia
o'r clseivhcfef fff? Ps effect on my' mind
was thfs that if the -Wnr'fs of Scripture,
that at the time of the deliver? of tf'c law
on Sinai, 'the iii'oifntaij'i burned wit.i
lire into the midst of Heaven., Willi
djirkncss, clouds alid thick darkness '
(Wci.'t. I". II). with other texts Uhi' h
I need not JiiTc refer to, are not.
as would now appear, to understood
as descriptive of a volcanic eruptni;:, tiil
cms can thev Ik held to describe a mere
thnnderTtcTtn. however violent, as is gen
erally, but somcvh:t inconsiderately im
agined. As the climbing t'frt my ex
pedition necessarily devolves on ?iy
young companion, Mr. Milne, he, on the
following morning, ascended the moun
tain. On his return, shortly after four
o!oeV in the afternoon, he made me a
nio't ah'ai.le rtpttf. of which I now
gladly publMi a" fctf beaiN. 7 f,V .tv was
at first up a narrow wndy; which grow
more and more narrow til? It bvcoirres a
gorge. Uu the road they passed m stone
on which some inscriptions appear to hate
been cut, but which are now all defaced,
with the exception of the words 4 Ya Al
lah' ("Oh, God') in Culic, or old Arabic
characters. Within the gorge itself they
stopped to inspect another large stone,
about four feet long and two feet sipiare,
made of granite. It originally stood up
rigllt, about two or three feet from the
side of the gorj-'e, on another stone, which
served rfs a fe!';?'d i In It it lias now fallen
over, afi'd rests between i.'.- p"'t-"tiil and
the side of the gorge; Near tire stoi.e tfv
Bedouins come to pray rand according to
the statement of Sheikh Mibammcd, who
had heard it from his lather, and lie from
ins father, and so on, Sidi AH ibn Elim.
a noted Mohammedan saint, whose tomb
ami mosiue are between Jaffa and Haifa,
came here also to jierform his devotions.
What led him to do so my informant
could not sav, unless he was commanded
"The fi.lfoVfn, fre further extracts from
Dr. Bikes letters
On the ridge on the !i ft fide of the
gorge, a'Hiut one hundred and lifty yards
distant 'rum the well, is a pile ot large
rounded bowlders trranite, consisting of
four stones of the if;.-tfi ial of the moun
tain, three standing up fat iHL! the north
and one at the back to the south, aiii.'trtfa'i
of them are cut inscriptions. The stones,
which an; much weather-worn, are exter
nally of a dark brown color,again-t which
the inscriptions make themselves vl-ible
from their inanp of a somewhat lighter
color. The Iine of these 4 Sinaitic in.ci ip
tions' are about thrco-ipiartcrs of an inch
broat! am? tery .hallow, lit ing not more
than an eight!! f an 'neb ilcf'p. The fig
ures on the stolles are very fifde and ean
hardly !' phonetic: neither Is ;t easy to
sav what they are intended to reprcs.-.-it.
On the very summit of the mountain Ih.-y
found niini' roils sheep .skulls and horns.
wilh a few bones, it being the custom ot
B douins to come u.'here to tray and !
sacrihce a lamb, w hicii is eaten on inei
spot. But none ol Hie reniains appear lo
be very n.-cent. It is here, as I was told,
that the Almighty is said to have spoken
"On the side of the mountain are many
large bow lders, several of which are so dc
conmos'i! en thetr under .-'nles as to form
small cavefns. Ouf of tbee was its much
as twenty feet, of- t!erf;'hoit, i!ch way
across, with a height of teil eft -f twelve
feet at the entrance ,'slopingdown t.ftT.-mls
the back. As the existence of a t-ave or
caves on Mount Sinai is essential in order
to meet the ri tpiircments of the texts,
Exodus xxxiii, '11, and 1 Kings xlx, , the
fact that such caves do actually exist on
the Mountain of Lipht is mo-t pertinent
and important. Not less significant is the
fact thai this majestic mountain is visible
in all directions, and that round its ba-e
towards the east and south there is camp
ing ground for hundreds cf thousands of
persons. It would 1m out of place to dwell
here on the importance f this discovery
of the Mountain of Light as regards the
elucidation of the sacred history. Its iden
tification with the mountain on which the
law was delivered is scarcely open to a
The CMesl Human Relic.
In tin Etruscan Vase Room of ihe Brit
ish Museum is to be seen the skeleton of
one Pharaoh Mykerinus. decently incased
in its original hi i rial i1t.ithes.iind surround
ed by fragments of the coffin, w hereon the
name of its occupant can be easily read by
Egyptologists, atl'ordlng conclusive evi
dence that il once contained the mummy
of a king who was reigning in Egypt more
than a century before the time of Abra
ham. The proof is thus explained in the
Gentleman's Magazine., April, l-Ml: ''.tout
two years ago, 11 err Dumiclicn. a German
explorer of (he monuments of Egypt, fol
lowing up the indications pointed out by
M. Mariette, a distinguished archa ologist,
discovered on the buried walls of the tem
ple of Osiris, Abydos. a large tablet con
taining the names of the ancient Pharaohs
from the time of Mi.-raim the grandson of
Xoah. and founder of the Egyptian mon
archy to that of Pharaoh Sc'ti I., the fa
tiier'of the well-known Rainesc- the ircat,
including thereby the chtonob.gy of nine
cent uries, viz.: from B. C. Tldi) to B. C.
11110. This tablet, by tar the most impor
tant yet discovered, has liccn compared to
the sculptured figures of the King-of Eng
land, at the Crystal Palace, from W ilham
the Conqueror" to her Majesty I Jneen !C
toria. Astronomical evidence, moreover,
enables us to determiiif the time of two
important epochs in the history of Egypt,
one of which is connected with our pres
ent subject. Sir John Herschel has fixed
theagm of tbp Great Pyramid of Ghi.eh to
the middle of the twenty-second century
B.C. Ihe tablet of Abydos shows tli.it
the I haraoh whose bones we now pos.-c...-s-uceepiied
the builder of the Great Pyra
mid with otdv two intervening kings. e
are. therefore, warranted in a--uming that
the remains, of Pharaoh Mykerinus !elong
to the nge to which we have assigned them.
The World of Wonders.
shrewd wife ill town, who has
forcetiul husband, has adopted a method
i of jogging his memory, which is at once
novel" mid effectual. When she desires
him to bring anything from the store,
she makes a cro-s on the back of his hand
with a lead pencil. W hen he takes a drink
at a saloon, in extending his hand for the
phiss he invariably sees that mark awl re
lenieuibers the errand. Being thus re
minded tiiirty or forty times a day, if
would lie singular, indeed, if lJ shoulu
forget what was require J of him.
"I'M peculiarly uneasy on this point."
said the tly to Ihe young gentleman who
stuck him on the end of a needle.
"Tint one thinp," says Jean Paul.
" which a maiden most eily forgets, is
how she hoks hettev mirrors were in
vented.'' Emkiisox says : 44 The way to make the
woild ttetter is by reforming number one,
then there is'surcly one less villain in the
Iio.Vt tell a child you will do anything
finless you intend to" keep your promi-e.
A strict observance ot this rule may spare
you the agony of seeing ymr child te
omea liar, 'if vou say. "I ll skin you
alive !" go and skin it though it brings
tears to your eyes.
A TO. -so man. having put aurown-pic.-e
into "the pi.:fe" in an 'Edinburgh church
by mistake, instead of a pi nny, a-kt d to
have it hack, but wa refused. " In en. e,
in forever." "A wee!, aw eel." grunted he,
44 1 will sret credit fork in Heaven." " N t.
na." said Jeems, the tloorket ht, "ye'll
t-ct credit onlr for the penay ye meant to
Tin. feu-her of an infant school h :d le r
attention call-d to one little fellow who
was listening M What she said. She was
teaching Iier class the elements of Engh-li
hi torv. ami wi.-hinp to 'f if be knew
whnt .! was talking about, -h'1 sudtleiily
asked, "Johnny, who killed King Uuius?"
With a suf-pri-ed look, he replied. " by,
1 ilMn't know lie w as dead."
'lit?. Oalesbtirg w idow met her -wain at
a teinpenine "lectinz.aml gave him f'l.ooo
to meet some iiotct coming dm4 : tin; I'hil
aiMpbia w idow pave her lover S:!."Hl to
furnish tf:e l"uc they w ere to live in : ihe
Newark ivi.lo.T stave her San Franci-.n
beau, whom she mt t t a church festival,
a house valued at rfT.f' to tlispoe ef.
The lovers all pocketed the money and de
camped. The poor women deserve i'i: v
for their cirnlideiice. if nothing more. A
widow ch.'klii'i with affection for a heart".
I;!"l Can not reasonably be expet -led !
telegraph nil romul the i oimtry to impure
from what, if :!y. penitentiary her adorer
has emerged. IloW."T. it would he cheap
er in the long run to do si. f. . Lajo Tr.i-
Devil's Canoit Jnd Geyser Peak.
There isa deco gorgejiist f!rth of Gey
ser Peak known i as Devil's Canon. The
I l.tg's Hack" Kaitgeis its southern ?n.im
i!:iry, and a high mountain -epar.iring Big
Sulplitff Creek from the canon forms iN
northern wall. The stream which runs
through the gorge tumble over a rocky
bed 7.; boulders hurled in wild dis
order from tlie n-'iacenf mountain-. I.ill!
Stlphur Creek com.- in from the south
casl, STcepiug round tin foot Gev-er
.Mountain f-Tiiiing a h dl'-.-ircle, ami i
joined by the wab r from J i ll's anon.
In the fork of the two SfrooiH rises Gey.-er
Ucki I7t feet above the se.1 b-vel. a M
laiiilin.i.k.- famiiiar lo all resilient this
and Kussiaii VAr-r Valley. TheoM
trail to the Geysrf Spring wound round
its crest, froin'w hich Iiiit-i.U of travel
ers from all part.- of the wofe. have looked
Slwn into the gloomy depth f J. vil s
Canon, the feiie ot the adventure- euiv
about to refatr.
Years ago, t ir.' n Sanla I'osa was a
sc-ttering hanih-f. -h.-n only here and
there a fj-nce oiistrticted trav.l "m any di
rection over !! broad unfilled plains. a
well-known pioneer.' nicn. still a residen.
of this township, start. I' a she.
raneh on Big Sulphur 'rei-k..iust Iteymnf
the .section lirst licseribcd. lie vra dre-sctl
iu the half-4-''nM''-h. half-Aincrii an stvb
peculiar to the r.ll'V's of that day. His
hor-e was lithe, mu-rtil:r and high-spirited,
caparison, d alter the C.l'if -.trnia -Ivh
a head-stall of hair oruaincnt. 'I wilh col
ored tassi-Is.il bridle wiih hcav'Jy-platetl
Spanisii f.rt and fa-teuings. Aboi.'t the
horn of the saddle was coiled a rawi.'idi4
Leat'ng fhe site of the present town ot
Healdsburg. the rider took an oh"ir" trail
leading niirthea-ri rly in the direction ot
his sheep-csiiiip, which heetpectcd to reaci
iM'fore sundow n. The trail led over spur
aficr spur jutting our from th main range
of the Mayacamas Mountains. I'.clo; " thf
traveler realized the lact the lotiy
above and arfmnd him were eL.tlied iu the
purjile hues of a mM -Mniracr -uus. t. Wbeii
Winding around tin- narrow trail on the
eastern !'"' of t.ey-cr i". :.it. the sun sank
N ncath the h..r;'on. ni"tn heiieat.:!
bun look-d tlark and nninvii'mp wedge--haped.
like a valley lurm-l 'tge i-e in
the b'lls. Between" him and bi de-thia-tiou
I'-vi!' Canon ami the ridge dividing'
it from B!g Sulphur Creek still intervened,
lie co:::meii--eil the i!. vt "ii alrailict
followed without care even by the broad
light of the sun. I'rging I t- hor-e, he was
soon amid a gr-ive t f Iol'ry pines, w h.-'
cri-fs, lir-t below ihe level ol vi-ioit, soo.j
after lorme l a dark bulAark behind him.
I e reached and cros-cl saf.Jy th rocky
bed of the stream, and commenced to as
cend the opposite .-it 'e. which was preci;i
iioo; ai!d't:ire. Tt was now' 'ui-e dark,
lie tru.s.Vd solely to Ihe iii-I'mct of his
horse, which s.' r!"rglctl 111. fhe .-tl't-;. a-'t-llt
.-irc-foofed and strong of 'ii'dy Hi d.
i co::-am. companion, uepi
Al'ier some time he reached a place vi hi. b
afforded sufficient standing-room to re-t
his jaded horse. Suppo-iug he was near
She'siiinnrt, he forced the hor-e, which
manifested a strong tic -ire t.i go in a con
trary direction, along a way which ''iii'"l
to tlie rit'.t r more smool h and direct. Pass
ing over the level space, he j rceived they
had commenced to dci end. and supposed
that he had crossed the summit of the li.'ge,
wlteu he Mt that his horse was slipping ;
its ti.re-f.'. t were cxMidcd and haunches
down. Ka-ter and fa-ter thiV went!
Realizing the danger a- thev came tiemwh
the branches cf a stm'te.f oak. tic rid. r
sprang from the saddle, holding in his
hand the rita. to which hi- clung with the
instinct of despair : out-end wa.-about the
horse's neck, and the !;!ghf caught round
the oak on the oppo-ite side Of v.'li.'cli the
rider bad fallen.
Hand over band, by the stout raw-hide,
he climbed lip the" steep ascent, and
grasped the tree. The riata. reliev. d t,f its
heavy strain, rattled around it; there v,a.s
a thumping sound as the horse endeavor, d
to hold his footing, a crash and breaking
of brii-h, a wild, halt-human shriek, an in
stant of appaling stillness, and tle n a
crushing thud! Terrified at hi- narrow
escape, lb.. traveler remained he knows not
how long, clinging to the friendly oak,
cold beads of sweat roiling dow n his fore
head, lb; groped his way up the hill,
clinging to the undergrowth, cutting, as
occasion retpiiic.l, a tool hold with hi
knil'c, reaching the summit in safety.
The light of a waning moon, which rose
above tiie horizon, enabled him to find hi
way down the mountain to Big Sulphur
Creek, which he followed up to his shct it
camp, located near the place where the
Cloven lale and Geyser Springs To!i-hni.-e
Next morning Ii' returned to the scene
of hi- frightful advent lire, and found where
he had left the trail, a. id turned to the di
rection of ihe precipice. Bi low ihe -muled
but lirinly-roolcd oak a trick was broken
through ihe chaparral. De-a-oialing the
base of the prt'eipice. he found, wet i get! hi
tin jaws of Dcvii's Canon, the lod v of his
gallant .-teed, cru -hed to a jelly ' The dog
had found and apparently remu':::d ' ' i"
the dead horse through the nigh. Wi .ha
mingled expression of pity and pleas!..-.- it
crouched and fawned about the h.t t of its
Use of Phosphorus in Xciiralgin.
A vain alt! e paper has hecn contributed
bv Dr. J. A-hbiirton Thompson to fh'i
Frarfi ''iei: London, en ih' n.-e of phos
phorus i'l neuralgia, l.irj- do-e Uing
employed by him for this purpose, ami
with marked sutx-i s.. He record- ei-hu en
cases, aud afsaiigt - them in three clx -
j atriiie prim u y aiiai k,-, eut rerun - nt :.t
j tacks, and i-hriedc ' a t -, six ca- occur
j in each c! . In the fir-t. r-'a- -. th" ages
ranged OeUvecii sie l in : in tne sectin.
lietween :-0 and iW: i.t the third. Mwn-n
11 ami 40. Some of the parit.-i.fs surh i'; d
frtiin tri-gemiiia!. some from cervv-o-occip-itai,
some from scri.x-hr:u-lcal veuriii:'. i,
and one in th.es ewiiil cDss from sciata a.
Ad the cases in the f r-t t'Vo cIa.--.-4 v. -;--
i cured; of the third i !a-s three w
e cur- ''.
one 01 the pam
b.iy::ig b- a
t a We' 's.
from pain : two, Iwrth cotisiimptiv -. were
relieved: and one n i.-o'iioc-ii. i c m .
woman aged 40. v. itii am t: -:; l '' ' ''
nerve, of 'ten iu--.:i!' -.t!';r,i!oi. i.i'i- I to
be !r--:i! !":ted, r.'.d.o-igh v.r - ti-a.-.i l- r
iihceiidays. AsMILThtb. exp.'Med. Ii."
chronic casts took l.-Lgc-t to cure: i.;-.1"
alt the c;i-cs hcbie l, n II' t I'-uo'-vi I t..-:
first few il'-ei.