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BT ROfK TIRBT COOKE.
' There are three things that return not."
Three thinr never eome rin.
Fnow rxiay vanish from the plain,
Ittnasoms from the de wy sort.
Verdure from the bmkrn clod,
Water from the river-ford,
forests fr m the monntain's hesd
Nijrht may hrifhten into dav,
Noon in midnight fade away;
Yet Ihe snow Khali come once more
When the Winter It miieats roar;
ItloMuimt each returning Spring
In her laden arm shall brinir;
t; foe Freen where plowshares nil
Kivers nsh in Autumn'a sun;
1 line shall hi. I new lorest grow.
Noon and night both on me and go.
t et, though all thy soul complain,
J nree lliiugs never come again.
!ve may vanish from thy path,
Jwept aaiile by woe and wrath;
Hoe may leave thee to desfuur,
Riches flee like smoke in air.
Home lorsake thee, friends deny.
I.lle itself be fit to die;
But thy love may come once mora
Jerer than it seemed belore,
Hope renew its smiling charm,
Kirhes heap their subtle harm,
Jloine e built from out its dust,
I ""lends eguile to new-born trust.
Lite revive iisjoy and pain
three things never come again.
Never to the bow that bends
'"'" the arrow that it sends;
SjK-nt it space. It airy flight
V Hnifthe hke loxt iliiylight;
When with rapid aim it cprang
r mm the bow-string's shivering twang
Slraipbt to brain or heart it fled,
Once for all its course was sped;
So wild wail upon its track
tills the barb of vengeance back;
Hold thy hand belore it go,
1 hink before thou draw's! the bow;
Hurtled once across the plain.
No sjied arrow comes agajil
Ne'er returns the chance that passed,
That one moment was its last;
Though thy life u)on it hung,
Thouirh thy death beneath it swung.
If ihy future all the way
Now forer r goes astrav.
When the instant, born of fal,
Faewes throcirh tli gobten ga e,
W hen the hour but not the man
Comes and goes from Nature's plan.
Never more its countenance
lieams un the slow advance,
Nevr more that time shall be
llurden-bearer unto thee;
Woe and want must cry in vain ,
Lost chance never comes agin 1
Never shall thy S)oken word
Ite again unsaid, unheard;
Well their work the I t n have wrought,
Joy, or grief, or evil thought;
Once for all the rune is read;
One for all the judgment said.
Though it pierce, a poisoned sjtear,
1 brough the soul thou boldest dear;
Though it quiver, tb rce and deep.
Through some Mainlvss spirit's sUp.
Idle, vain, the flyingoting
That a passing rage might bring;
Sieech shall give it fangs of steel,
t'lterance ad its might reveal;
tiive Ihy tears of blood and Are,
I'ray with pangs of mad desire,
ill' r life and soul and all
That one sentence to recall;
Wrestle with its fatal wrath,
Chase with flying leet its path,
Hue it all thy lingering dStys,
Hide it deep with love and praise,
ince lor all its course is six d;
None escae it but the dead;
All thy travail is in vain.
Spoken words come not airain!
BY KTT1I CHESTERFIELD.
Andrew Truman cat in the doorway one
spring evening. IUt'inu; to the croaking
of the frogs, the rushing of the brook but
latch freed from its icy chains, and the
sighing of tlie wind anion-; the still leaf
less branches. lint although his senses
took cognizance of all these things, they
did not occupy his mind, cave as a ruii-
1)111"; accompaniment to thoughts which
lay far dccM-r. At length he spoke :
" It's learning ttiat makes the ditlerence,
niotlier. and I mean to jro to school and
fret learning, and try to be somebody."
"No, 'taint learning. Andy," replied
his mother, who was sewing" by a lamp
inside the room, and to whom "this an
nouncement was not altogethcra surprise;
" 'taint learninsr that makes the odds ; I'll
tell you what it is it's money. You jest
save your money and get rich, and you'll
hold up your head with the best ot
"No, mother, it's learning does it,"
ersisted Andrew. "Now there's the
minister ! I wish you could see the rows
of books that man's rot on his shelves.
They sav he hits 'em ail at his tongue's
nd, and that's why everybody goes to
hear him preach Sundays. Anil there's
the doctor! Who'd care how rich lie
was if he couldn't cure'em when they're
" The doctor! " said Mrs. Truman, dis
dainfully. " jest you let hint walk afoot
instead of ridin' in his sulky with a two-hundred-dolliir
horse, and see how many
of the big-bugs would send for him ! As
to the minister. 1 wouldn't demean my
self by saying anything against a minis
ter, but it always" seemed to me that his
black broadcloth and white choker had a
little so'thin' to do with it. How tl've
think 'twould be if he should go Into the
puipii witn a green baize jacket and a
pair o' cowhide boots? No, no, Andy,
take my word for it. money's the thing to
liave, u you want to make a hgger in the
But as this reasoning failed to convince
Andv. and he still adhered to his resolu
tion of going to school and " getting learn
ing," his mother yielded the point with a
good grace, which' is the next best thing to
having one's own way.
"Well, if vou're determined." said she.
" you shall make as good an appearance as
the rest of Vm ; they won't think noth
ing of you if you don't." Ami thereup
on sue opened an old chest and dragged to
the light ot day certain garments which
had lain there some fifteen or twenty
-mere.' said sue, "that was your
I ncle KlM'ii s weddiit' suit, and I always
meant it should be yours; but seein' as
you've took the notion to lie a scholar,
you shall wear it to school instead; co put
it on and see how it'll lit."
There was a blue swallow-tailed coat
with brass buttons, a white vest and a pair
of striped trowscrs. Another dive into the
chest and a tall, bell-crowned hat was
"The trowscrs are a trifle long," said
Mrs. Truman, whirling her son round as il
he hnd been a lay tigure on a revolving je-
destai, " but 1 can turn up a hem easy
enough. And as to the rest, they do lit
beautiful; wouldn't 'a' done better if they'd
been made for you."
That tiie coat nearly reached his heels
was not considered of any consequence so
it diil not drag the ground, and that it was
not in the prevailing mode never once oc
curred to this innocent pair, as why should
it? Ioes the bird from which it derived
its name alter the style of his tail-feathers
lxvause he is going among larks and
As a last finishing touch, Mrs Truman
clasped round Andy's neck a satin stock
a stork, she called "it, still speaking omo
thologically and then gazed ujxm him
with admiration. She even wiped away a
tear, so forcibly was she reminded of the
Arrayed in this remarkable costume. with
a large calico work-bag containing his
books in one hand, and a tin-pail contain
ing his dinner in the other, Andy made his
first appearance at the school which had so
long been the goal of his holies and aspira
tions; "a high school for youth of both
sexes." as the circulars announced.
He had intended to be there in season to
secure a eat heforchand. but having come
a distance of three miles for Andv. as you
may have susjected, lived on the outskirts
of the town and having been delayed bv
the necessity of stopping to purchase a
slate and jH-ncil, the scholars were all as
sembled and the master hi his desk when
As he paused on the threshold, look
ing helplessly about him, a smile went
ronnd the room, which in some instances
developed into a laugh, and even Mr.
Bnggs s moustache was seen to twitch a
little. He instantly made up for it, how
ever, by putting on" a look ot extra stern
ness and shaking his head ominously fit tlie
boys on the front seat. He then directed
Andy to a vacant desk, asked him the us
ual questions and assigned him a lesson.
Now the poor lad was shrewed enough
to see that something was amiss, though
he could not guess what, but the conscious
ness made him feel awkward and ill at ease.
He tried in vain to fix his mind upon his
look, and the consequence was that when
called to recitation, he made so many
blunders that the master, not understand
ing the case, put him back into one of the
Juvenile classes. Of course tills was very
mortifying, and only made matters worse.
At rewwfhe kept aloof from the rest, and
tit night went home feeling depressed and
The next morning big depression had
Cass.,1 away in a measure, lie knew he
ad his lessons, for he had sat up till mid
night studying them ; co he was certain he
should not blunder as he did yesterday,
and on the whole he lett home in very
trooil stunts. 1 nev did not last lonf. how
ever, lor tne nrsi thing lie neara as lie ap
proached tne scnooiuouse was a little ur
chin shouting, l here comes Swallow
tan ; ' an announcement; wnien was re
ceived with laughter by the bystanders.
From that lime the name adhered to
hini, as such names will, and every day he
wa made the subject of jests, some mere
ly thoughtless and absurd, and some heart
less and cruel. Once, coins: into the hall
for his hat, he beheld one of the students
marching up and down with it on his head,
He did not stop when he saw Andy, but
remarked, witn an odd grimace :
" CrMllilfallipr's hat I "
Grandfather's hat !
" (iive it him," said one of the girls, in
" Certainly, if you say so," said he, toss
ing it to Andy. " Grandfather shall hav
" For shame, Philip Owen," cried the
same girl, when Andy had lett the hall,
" I thought you called yourself a gentle
" So I do, Miss Isabel," said he,
" Then act like one," said she. " It's no
mark of a gentleman to wound the feelings
of another, ever. I'm mortified at the way
you ve an treated this young man, you
lt uows ; aim n i were Mr. linggs. i d put
a stop to it, or Id turn you all out ot
" Why, the fellow's a fool," said Philip.
- j periect sneep." said Seth Strong.
" I don't believe it ; he doesn't look like-
it," said Isabel.
"O my, that coat!"
" That stock ! "
" Those trowscrs ! "
" Yery queer and old-fashioned, I ad
mit," said Isalicl : " but that doesn't nrove
him a fool. Maybe he has some other use
ior his Drams than attendm? to the cut ot
his clothes. Some don't, however ." anil
with this partinar flinsr the indisniant little
lady walked awav. her nose in the air.
" Who'd have thought of her taking up
for Swallow-tail ! " said Philin.
Andy, meantime, was weiidins- his wav
homeward in a very disconsolate frame ol
, .-(-! "
mind, and quite unconscious, ol course, oi
the scene enacting in the hall. These
words of his mother's came floating back
to him :
How do ve think 'twould be if be
should go into the pulpit with a rrecn
baize jacket and a pair ol cowhide boots ?"
vas it, then, money that made the dif-
ercm-e? Was the outside so much more
important than the inside? He had seen
that he did not look like the other stu
dents. Most of them wore roundabout
aekets or short sacks; but was that
sutticient reason tor casting him out ot
their fellowship entirely ? Not wishinr to
face his mother just then, lest she should
asK him some inconvenient questions, he
threw himself down on a mossy lo- hv
the edge of the wood and thought over his
triids, oblivious of every thing around
him. By-and-by he heard the sound ot
horse s hoofs. It was Isabel (Jove canter
ing by on her pretty pony. He had never
spoken to her, but he rifOgniz'Ml her a.'
the same young girl who had bidden
Philip Owen return him his hat. She
drew up when she saw him, ami with a
little nod and a pleasant smile, said:
" So you are out enjoying this cha
evening, Mr. Truman?"
l have not been home yet. I must
have sat here longer than I intended," he
said, withasuddeii recollection of the cow,
the poultry and other domestic responsi-
"Lost in your own tliouglits," said she.
"Xo wonder; it is just the spot for wak
It might have lieen live minutes, it
might have been ten, that she stavi-d talk
ing to bun, and then the vision vanished :
but in that brief space the burden was
lifted from Andy's soul. Not that slip
had said anything worth noting, or al
luded in anv"way to the treatment he had
received, llcr talk had been of the oriole
singing in the tree, of the fringed gentian
growing by the wayside, and of other
things as simple a "these, but her whole
manner had said, "Whatsoever others may
think of you, consider you worthy (if
resiH-ct." As Isabel cantered away she
said to herself, "They call him a fooi, but
there's a soul behind those eyes, and 1
wonder Mr. Briggs doesn't see "it."
A pretty girl was Isabel (Jove, tall and
well-grown of her age, which was sweet
sixteen, and very popular among her
schoolmates. They sometimes com
plained that she was 'too indi'iK'ndcnt, but
as she seldom made it manifest save where
right principle was concerned, it could
hardly lie considered a fault. There
were those who called her proud,
too, and attributed it to the fact that
her father was a member of Congress,
hut whether her pride was of the right
kind, or could' have sprung from so jtetty
a motive, you shall judge for yourself. A
few kind "words to Andy, sitting on the
mossy log sorrowful and depressed, had
lifted his burden and sent him home with
a heart lighter than he had known for
many weeks. Nor did the influence ot
these kind words cease with the occasion ;
he felt that there was one ready to do him
justice, and this feeling inspired him with
confidence. He cea.sedto blush and stim-
mer over his recitations, and soon regained
bis rightful position in the advanced
classes. All noticed the chansre in him,
but none guessed the cause. Even Isabel
did not know the good she had done, and
was still doing, by simply following the
uenevoicnt impulses ot her heart, and
showing courtesy to one who had done
nothing to forfeit it. Once she made hini
supremely happy by asking his aid in a
Ijitin translation, and at another time by
admiring a sprig of mountain-laurel he
had plucked on his way to school. Ot
course he immediately presented it to her.
and she put it in a glass bottle on her desk
and kept it till the last ietal had faded.
It was near the close of the term that
Isalicl invited some of her schoolmates to
visit her one evening among them, Andy
Truman. Xow here was a dilemma. His
inclination to go was very strong. He had
heard the boys say that Mr, Gove's house
was lull ot pictures, books and foreign
curiosities, while to crown all. there was a
fine stereoscope, by means of which one
might be introduced to all the wonders ol
the world. Of course it would be very de
lightful to see all these things, nor was
Andy insensible to the advantages of good
society, and it would not be strange if
away down in his heart he was moved with
a desire to see Isaliel in her own home.
But. per contra, there was that everlasting
wedding' suit, which he had sometimes felt
tempted to wish had gone to the bottom ot
the (H-ean with Uncle Eben that stormy
night so many years ago. He had this,
and he had no other which would be in
any wise admissible, nor would the finan
cial condition of Truman & Sou warrant
the purchase of another at this juncture.
Moreover he had refrained from telling his
mother the trials he had endured from this
source, from a desire to spare her pain, and
he would not spoil it all by consulting her
now. Xo. he must decide the matter for
himself. And here you see that notwith
standing the downtrodden condition oi
tlie female sex, it finds now and then a
compensation, for had Andy been
a young woman, his dilemma would
have been no dilemma at all; he would
have sent for some fashion magazine and
with his own deft lingers have remodeled
Ids garments in the latest Paris stvle!
But being only a poor, helpless, bungling
male creature, no such alteniauve was
open to him; he must either forego
the entertainment or fciee a frowning
world in the renowned swallow-tail. Af
ter a severer mental application to the sub
ject than he would have bestowed oil a
problem of Euclid he decided on the latter
course, and as usual when one's mind is
made up, he immediately experienced a
sensation of relief. Brushing back his
handsome brown hair, and substitutinga
black ribbon for the ungainly stock.tie
turned himself round before the looking
glass, which measured eighteen inches by
twelve, and remarked, complacently" I
don't believe I look so much out of the
way, after all."
Still it was not without a great deal ot
trepidation that he rung the bell at Mr.
Gove's front door, and followed the ser
vant through the hall to the brilliantly
lighted parlor, where the guests had as
sembled for the evening.
Near the door stood Isabel. She was
clad in a dress of white tulle with fourteen
flounces and a short overskirt, set oil' with
cherry ribbons, but to Andy she seemed
clad in the garb of the angels, and that was
itu ne Knew aoout it.
She smiled and extended her hand
Had this happened In Europe in the six
teenth century, he would have knelt and
Kissed it reverently, but happening in
America in the nineteenth century, he
gave her his with an answering smile,
and to her remark that it was a pleasant
evening, replied tnat it was. ne also vol
unteered the information that the moon
had risxn and the wind was west. He
then retired to a corner and amused him
self watching the arrival of the guests,
many of w hom were unknown to him
even by sight. His young hostess took
care, however, that he should not remain
in his corner too long, and by little unob
trusive, ana apparently unpremeditated.
attentions, kept him. on the one hand
irom leeling neglected, and on the other.
irom ieelinr that she considered him in
danger of being neglected. In short, by a
delicate tact, taurht her bv her own kind
nearr, sue managed to put hnn quite at his
ease. 1 wo or three times in the course of
the evening he heard the word , " There
Swallow-tail," from some of the students
accompanied by a smile and a quizzical
glance in his direction, and once he heard
the response from a young girl.
t uere m the world did Belle pick him
up .' '
I Ins was followed by a good dttal of
whispering and giggling, of which he
knew he was the subject ; but he was di
erect enough to keep his knowledge to
By-and-by Isabel was asked to simr. He
was at the stereoscope, and was at that
moment attentively resrardui"- the snhinv
at least he seemed to be ; but it must have
wen with one eye only, for lie saw Isabe
go to the piano and heard her say :
"1 must light that burner first."
"Letm Iirht it for vou" said Philin
i IT .... 1 ... " ' . . . 1
wwen. lie toucned tne ras with a burn.
ug maicn, aud men in the coniusioii or
hrougli carelessness, dropped the match.
H" did not see that it lodired amoiio- the
rulHes of IsaU'l's dress. But And- saw
it. and crossed the room with a flying leap
little Susy lteid said he jumped over her
head. He scattered like a flock ot white
loves the girls who had s-athered about
the piano, and on his passasre he pulled
off his coat, none too soon. for. rapid as
his movements had been, by the time he
reached Isabel the names from her light
gossamer dress were suramin!? over her
icad and had camr'nt the lace curtain le-
hind her. He wrapped his coat aiound
ler and fought for her life.
r or a few moments there was a scene of
wild commotion. Some of the iruests. as
usual in such cases, stood still and
screamed, some pulled down the curtain
and trampled it under foot, others made a
rush at the vases and threw the water
about indiscriminately, and one excited
oting person ran out into the street ery-
nghre. In the midst of it all. Mr. and
Mrs. Oovc came into the room, and were
as you may suposc. a good deal dismayed
at the sad plight of their daughter.but when
Andy, having smothered the flames, had
laid her on the sofa, they were relieved of
their worst fears, for although smoky, be-
grnneu, nearly senseless and terribly
frightened, Isabel was still alive.
hen she ocean to recover her faculties.
he did not ak in a bewildered wav.
Where am I? What has happened?''
ami t iieu nxing her lonely eves on Andv,
xclann, "Behold my deliverer.'" which.
iccordmig to the story papers, would have
beeu the lroier thins; to do. hut she
t retched out her little burned hand
tying, "O papa, mamma !" ami began to
They stood soothinsr her as if she had
been six instead of sixteen, while Andv
food leaning anxiously over the back of
the sofa, looking like the hero of a volun
teer lire company. When Isabel's ner-
ous lit had passed away, and it was foui..l
that she was not seriously injured, the
onipany began to lisierse. and Andy
was quietly withdrawing with them, but
" Don't fro. Mr. Truman. Pana. don't
let him go."
"Stay at least till we have thanked you
for this great service, this brave deed."
said Mr. Gove, holding out his hand.
Andy's arms were folded over his chest:
he opened them then, and for the first
time il was seen that both hands and arms
ere fearfully burned.
" i how dreadtul ! And you were roin
to leave us without letting us know," said
Isaliel, and Mr. and Mrs. Gove insisted that
he should not go home that niirht : but
hen Andy allirmed that he must, they
icnt him home in their carriage and en
gaged their physician to attend him.
One evening, a day or two after the
arty, as Mrs. Truman was in the yard
milking her cow, she saw coming towards
her a strange gentleman, a rather portly,
middle-ngcd gentleman, dressed m the
finest broadcloth, with a shiny hat on his
head and shiny boots on his feet. He car
ried in his limit an ebony cane with a gold
head, plain gold studs fastened his immacu
late shirt-bosom, and a gold chain played
hide-and-seek between his coat-collar and
his satin vest. There was nothing sham,
nothing tawdry, nothing flashy about this
gentleman ; all was rich, harmonious, un
obtrusive and eminently respectable.
liaising his shiny beaver slightly, he
"Good-evening, madam. If I have not
been misinformed, Mrs. Truman resides
" She does, sir. I am Mrs. Truman,"
"Ah, happy to see you, Mrs. Truman.
You have a son, named Andrew, I be
lieve ? Don't let me disturb you," for Mrs.
Truman had risen from her milking-stool ;
" It Is he I came to see."
" You want him to help you about your
haying or something, I s'pose, and he
would be glad to : he was calculating to get
work come vacation, to kind o' help him
self along, but the ioor boy has met with a
dreadful accident, is you can call it an ac
cident when he done "it o' purpose.
" You haint heard about it. have ye?
ne was at a party one mgnt at air. liove s,
the member ot ixmgre
' Mrs. Truman j
bridled a little when she said this " and
his daughter was sot all afire, and my son
run and put her out. He spiled his best
coat and got burnt awful ; but I couldn't
help feeling kind o' proud ot him, after
" And with reason, madam. It was a
noble thing to do. Xo one appreciates that
more highly than I do, for I am the father
of the young lady whose life he saved."
"You be, sir !"' interjected Mrs. Truman.
" And I have come to visit him, and
nuke some little acknowledgment of the
service he rendered us." continued Mr.
" Walk in, do. Myson will be dreadful
pleased to see vou, M r. Gove," said Mrs.
Truman, leading the way to the house,
while the cow looked round in astonish
ment to see what it all meant : and per
ceiving no adequate reason for this untime
ly desertion, indignantly kicked over the
" Mercy sakes ! " said Mrs. Truman to
herself, retiring to the kitchen when she
had shown Mr. Gove to Andy's room ;
" what a shame he should have catched
me milking! O, if I'd only known he
was a coining, and been settin' up in my
best cap and gownd ! A member of Con
In a comfortable rocking-chair sat A ndv,
looking rather paie and worn from sufler
ing and confinement. His hands were
still bandaged, and a shawl thrown loose
ly over his shoulders. Jlr. Gore seated
himself near him, and when he had "duly
inquired for his health, and conversed a
little while on matters in general, he
broached the real purpose of his visit.
" You have rendered us a great service."
he began, " and as I said to your mother,
I came to make some little acknowledg
ment of it. Of course 1 know that money
cannot fully compensate for an act like
yours, still money is a very convenient
thing to have, and one cannot get along
very well without it," smiling benignly.
"And I propose to put a certain sum at
your disposal, either by placing it in your
hands directly, or by 6ome safe invest
ment, as you shall choose."
During this speech Andrew's face had
been growing redder and redder, and
now, with a slight deprecatory motion, as
he saw Mr. Gove taking out his pocket
book, he said
" I beg your pardon, sir, but I couldn't
think of taking money."
"You prefer the "investment, then?"
restoring the pocket-book to its place:
" very- well. It's all the same to me. and
on the whole I believe your choice is a
wise one. tor there fs always a temptation
to spend money.
44 i on niisimilersfciml mo clr ''
dy, nervously. " I meant that I wouh
rather not accept any thing at all."
" Well, really! " and Mr. Gove took a
hasty survey of the scantily furnished
apartment, " l had received the impress
ion that you were not above the want of
money no ottence intended few of us
are, you know."
" Your impression is correct, sir. We
are indeeJ poor, and have nothing but the
labor of our hands to depend upon ; but
while I am young and strong, I could not
think of placing myself under such obli
" You forget that in reiecthiff mv aid,
you leave me under obligation to vow."
" Xone at all, none at all, sir," hastily
" Under very great obligations." repeat
ed Mr. Gove, with emphasis, " which it
would be very agreeable to me to be al
lowed to discharge in some way. if any
way can be devised which dots not con
flict with your pride. Though I confess
I see no occasion forllny pride in the mat
ter, l on are, 1 believe, in pursuit ot an
" I am."
" I might assist you, then."
" I should be sorry to have you think
me proud or ungrateful, and 1 thank vou
for your kind offers with all my heart, but
I cannot accept money which I have never
" Strange bov." said Mr. Gove, not a
little piqued at this persistent refusal.
nope you are not standing in your own
light; but if at any time you conclude you
an-, you have only to let me know, for my
oiler is still open."
' 1'oor and proud," he said to himself as
he left the house ; but the sigh that he
heaved meant " What would I "give if my
son were like that boy." tns son was a
No sooner was Mr. Gove out of sight
than Mrs. Truman hastened to Andy's
room, winch was in reality tlie one spare
room of the home, to learn the result of
the interview, for she had guessed that the
great man nan meant Dy " a little acknowf
dgment," something more substantial
than words. Deep was her mortilication
to hear what had taken place.
" O Andy." she said. " if I'd a thought
you'd 'a' been so silly, I'd V stayed in the
room lnvselfand helneif von nlono-r hnf I
did tliiuk yon hail a little grain ofcommon
sense, l ou re lust like vour poor lather.
He never knew which side his bread was
buttered. I here was times and times
when he might have made a fortune if he'd
t-iken my advice, but he never would, and
now here we are. Yes, you're just like
ini, clear Truman ; there aint a might ot
iridley blood in your veins. The Gridlevs
was always thriving tolks: but I did
think you'd have a little consideration for
me, il vou hadn't any for yourself."
I in sorry to disappoint yon. mother.
but I couldn't take his money. What a
man can't earn he ought not to have."
Sake s alive, child, you have earned it:
f getting burned most to death, and spil-
ng your oest coat, and losing tour weeks'
chooling lor anybody, ain't deserving of
i little money, I should like to know what
I didn't do it for him." murmured
Vndy, but in her excitement Mrs. Truman
failed to hear the remark, and returned to
icr cow a much aggrieved woman. Find
ing her milking-pail upset, she picked una
stick and applied it to the cow, with a re-
ouncling whack, accompanied with the
So you've got the Truman blood in your
veins, too. you brute ! "
After that she felt better. But do not
suppose because Mrs. Truman gave way to
a little freak of temper, that she had a bail
nature, or tailed to appreciateiierson. No.
She had a tender heart. I should not won
der if she made it even with the cow that
very night, by an extra quart of meal ; and
ts ior Andy, sue simply lived tor hnn.
n him was centered all her ambition, and
that made it all the more aggravating to
ee him (as she thought) throwing away
as advantages so recklessly.
" 'Taint likely he'll ever take any more
notice of you," she more than once said to
Andy, when speaking of Mr. Gove: but
in this she was mistaken, for in a few days
le came again, bringing Isabel with him,
lie having been even less iniured than was
at fir t supposed. The only gift she offe -
f Andy was a bouquet of hot-house
The attentions Andy received during his
illness were enough to have turned a weak
head, and they afforded him such satisfac
tion, that he afterwards referred to those
weeks as among the happiest of his life.
There was scarcely one of his schoolmates
who did not come bringing him some lit
tle ottering, and Philip Owen and Seth
Strong called many times.
When he again returned to school there
was a decided tendency to lionize him, but
the same good sense which had enabhnl
him to bear himself bravely under ridi
cule, also helped him to bear himself mod
And Andy prospered. Step by step he
won his wTay through his preliminary
course to the highest honors his alma
mater could confer: the time never came
when he thought he had stood in his own
light in rejecting Mr. Gove's assistance.
Peacefully and happily passed awav Mrs.
Truman's latter years in her son's com
fortable home, and when congratulated.
as she often was, upon his successful ca-
reer, she would say
" l es, Andy s done well, and no thanks
to nobody ; if there's anything I admire,
it's independence: the Gridleys all did,
and Andy's clear Gridley ; he's the image
of his Uncle Eben that was drownded ofl
On one occasion Andy said to his moth
er " I have some news for you ; I am going
to bring you a daughter-in-law."
" ho is it j"'' she asked.
" A lady w ho once did more for me than
I can ever repay Isabel Gove."
" I didn't know she ever done anything
for you more'n to bring you a bunch of
flowers once, but Isabel's a fine young
lady, and her father used to be a member
of Congress don't know as you could do
better. Pity about that son of his, but
then he never'd been anything if he'd a
lived, and I shouldn't really want to own
him for a relation." Youth's Companion.
A fixe distinction was that which the
prtacher of the Richmond First Baptist
Church made : " My brudders," said he,
" when you was all slaves dar might ha'
been sense for cuttin' a slice off de marsr's
bacon, or hookin' a handful ' corn-meal,
or robbin' de hen roost ; for you all work
hard den, my brudders, an' you earn it,
my brudders an' sisters. But now you
is all free men, an' dar ain't no 'scuse
whatever; you's all on yer own 'sponsi
111 Kw some romfnrt in tli rfleefinn
that a fourth part of the President's second
term nas expired. The country is at leas
One year nelirer to flip enil nf tirantism
and of the evils which it h.ns inrlieteil on
tlie public service, and of the pernicious
example w hich has demoralized all con
liected with the udimiiisfriitiiin nfar:iira
Since the foundation of the Government
mere has been no parallel to the extrava
gance, corruption, arbitrary assumption ot
power, prodigality, and contempt of pub
lic opinion now witnessed. The Shep-
1 1 . i
uerus, vaseys, Jayues, uutlers, Sanborn
and such like, who have acquired
the worst notoriety, are the master spirits
at the White House.
Propriety is discarded, good faith pro-
5UIILHU, principle mocked at, and even
common decency turned out of doors to
make King rule more remunerative and
complete. Jobbers and desperate adven
turers without character or credit are the
boon companions of the President of the
Lnlted States, enjoying his confidence,
directing his appointments, and shaping
From Casey at New Orleans to Simmon
at Boston it is the same uniform story of
deliberate outrage and prostitution of the
appointing power to seiush purposes,
1 he President has treated the patronage
as a personal perquisite, and selected his
otiicials in flagrant defiance of the civil
service rules, which he himself approved
anu pretended to accept as a guide.
The pledges made by the Philadelphia
i-uuvciiuoii wmcn renominated uen,
Grant have been trampled under foot,
while every other promise of reform osten
tatiously paraded in messages has shared
a similar fate. lieckless waste and shame
less larceny are visible in every depart
ment, beginning with the extras expended
for the White House, and the violation
of law in employing enlisted soldiers for
the menial service of the President, to
save servants' wages.
Gen. Grant has grown rich in office, and
in that respect fie is the solitary exception
to a line of honorable predecessors. His
name has been openly associated with
speculations of the King at Washington.
like tin Seneca Sand Stone Company, of
wmcn iienry 11. uooke was the chief pro
moter, aim tne stock oi wmcn was di
tributed freely among high officials and
members of Congress, to" conquer t heir
Free institutions have suffered more di
credit during the last five years from ( irant-
ism than irom all other causes combined
I he republican movement in Europe ha:
been set back bv the glowing illustrations
of corruption which have disfigured the
national name abroad, and w hich were felt
so deeply in the recent elections in Eng
land as an influence against the advance of
At home, where the facts are more fa
miliar, anu gross venality is audaciously
flaunted before the public, gaze, as if this
degrading vice was something to be proud
of, a strong sentiment of indignation is
roused in every direction. The people see
the dignity of the Chief Magistracy low
ered, and the influence of that great office
converted into a source of profit or abused
to uphold unworthy favorites. Their pride
is wounded and their resentment is pro
Only recently the President nominated
one of his worst sycophants for the office
ot Chief Justice, and refused to withdraw
the nomination when informed by the Ju
diciary Committee that the gravest charges
against the integrity ot George II. H il
liams had been established by the clearest
proof. He yielded only when Williams
made the request, with rejection staring
mm in inu uux, nun a cenaiiuv ot expo
The man thus arraigned before the Sen
ate and notoriously defiled with corrup
tion is not only allowed to retain Ins place
as Attorney-ueneral and to advise on the
most important questions, but he is known
to be the peculiar confidant of the Presi
dent and the member ol the Cabinet who
of all others stands nearest to his regard.
lucre are reasons why he dare not dismiss
mm, which aggravate the ollense ot the
Instead of repudiating hini, as was done
in the case of Andrew Johnson, and cut
ting loose from all responsibility for his
misdeeds, the lepuiiican party, in and out
ot congress, has hitherto shouldered Gen
Grant, assumed to defend hi.s acts, to jit
tify his nepotism, and to condone hi?
crimes and misdemeanors against the Con
stitution and the best interests of the
as a necessary consequence ot this mis
taken policy, unless it is soon abandoned,
both the party and the President must go
down together. They are; doomed to a
common fate. Ihere is no resurrection for
ither; and hence it is that we hail with
satisfaction the end of the first vcar of the
last term of one who has compromised
whatever reputation lie brought into the
I residency, made jobbery a matter ot
policy, consorted with plunderers, and is
now universally recognized as a friend and
patron of the most corrupt Kings. iV. Y.
A Scene at the White House.
(From the St. Louis Republican. April 3
A very painful scene occurred at the
White House last Saturday one in which
the President's unhappy habit of officially
remembering and resenting personal inju
ries was strongly exhibited. The occasion
was the visit ot South Carolina tax-payers
to the President to present the almost un
endurable hardships of their condition and
ask for his assistance in procuring relief.
It was a strange . spectacle these once
haun-htv hut now liimihl.il citizens of a
State of heroic history coming as petition
ers, and almost as supplicants to the Presi
dent of the United States, as supplicants
were accustomed to approach the throne ol
an ancient king, and asking for deliver
ance from theDarbaric despotism of their
former slaves. It was a scene that might
well have rekindled whatever emotions
of fraternal leeling still exist in the
breasts of the conquerors for their con
quered countrymen. It was one, too, in
wnich the man who stands pre-eminent
among the conquerors, and whose sword
more than any other dealt the decisive
blow of subjugation, might have been ex
pected to forget himself in a manly sym
pathy for his vanquished victims. But,
uniortunately, it had happened that during
the proceedings of the Tax-pavers' Con
vention at Columbia, which appointed the
delegation, an excitable Confederate offi
cer. Col. Gary, had the bad taste to de
nounce President Grant, Congress and the
Kepublican party m a violent though
retty effective speech. The Convention
tad so little approval for this speech that it
took occasion to condemn it and its author
by recommitting the report that had been
tne pretext tor it. Nevertheless, the oppo
nents of the tax-payers' movement took
pains to send the speech to the President,
wnom it reached in advance ot the delega
tion. While the delegation, therefore.
were presenting to the President their
grievances, the President was thinking of
his grievances. Hon. W. D. Porter ol
Charleston presented the case of the tax
payers in a dignified, respectful and im
pressive speech, and the President gave a
reply the first part of which was appropri
ate and faultless. But. before he closed
he threw this cruel javelin in the faces of
the astonished delegation, as reported by a
correspondent who was present :
" Bnt I will Ray to you candidly here the
President's manner hardened visibly that while
I have watched the proceedings of your 't ax
payers Convention with no little interest, a por
tion of my gymiiathy has been abstracted by the
perusal of a certain speech delivered during its
deliberations, viler and more slanderous than
anything I bava ever exeiieced before, even
among my worst enemies in the North a xpeech
more bitter in its personality and lalM-liood than
anything I have ever seen, even in the New York
Here the President paused. His Tiaitors were
completely taken abaci by his words, and still
more by Uie unpieaaaut Vehemence with which
they were nttered. Several of the delegates has
ten to explt n the circumstances connected
wiib the speech, which I have already briefly no
ted, but their explanations seemed to fall un
heeded. The President met evsry thing that was
saii witn some Iresn reterence to the irritating
btii'Jeci. I quote Ins worils in rejoinder to the ex
populations of one delegate:
"1 have nevei seen a bpeech equal to it in ma-
ngnuy, vueness, laisity anil Blunder. nen
think of it 1 can scarcely restrain myself
As this Very puiiilul and embarrassing inter
view closed. Air. Porter ventured to suggest that
it was naruy just to hoht a whole community
wno were seexing relict irom intolerahle oppres
sion resKnsil)le lor the improper utterances ot
a single individual. But the remonstrance wag
scarcely noticed by the President, and Ihe del
gallon sadly and silently withdrew, named and
deeply morlitied that the respectful prayer of the
whole body ol tillering tax-payers in one ol the
oui inirteen Males oi me Aim man tnion ahouli
have been presented to the President of the L'ni
ted States only to lie outweighed in the balance
Dy uie looiisu tirade ot a crack-brained poiiti
This island is almost continental in il
dimensions, containing not less than 7.10,
000 square miles, and is all a bleak wilder
ness ot ice and snow, save a little strip ex
tending to 74 north latitude, along the
western shore, the coasts are deeply m
dented with bays and fiords, which mvari-
amy terminate in glaciers. The whole in
terior seems to be buried beneath a great
depth of snow and ice, w hich loads up the
vaueys and wraps over the hills. JNoth
nig can be more desolate than the interi
or. It is one dead, drearv expanse of
white so far as the eye can reach no liv
ing creature frequents this wilderness
neither oeast, bird nor insect. The silence,
deep as death, is broken only w hen tin
warring storm arises ;to sweep before it
the pitiless, blinding snow. 'Ibis repre
sents the state of the northern part of our
continent in the ice age. Some ot th
Greenland glaciers attain a vast size. Dr.
Kane reports the great Humboldt glacier
as sixty miles wide at its termination. It-
seaward face rises abruptly from the
level of the crater to a height of three
Since ice is lighter than water, whenev
er a glacier enters the sea the dense salt
water tends to buoy it up. The great te
nacity of the froen mass eriMhles if tn re
sist the pressure for a time. Bv and bv
however, as the ice reaches deeter water.
its cohesion is overcome, and large seg
ments are loreed from its terminal part.
and floated up from the bed of the sea, to
still away as icebergs. The glacier evi
dently crops under the water to consider
able depths, or, so long as the force of
cohesion is able to resist the ten
acity oi tne salt water to press it up-
1 hough Greenland is said to be inhab
ited only upon the south and west coast.
there is a record ot an early settlement up
on the side toward Iceland, with which
there has been no communication for -100
years. Ihe colony was planted about
1,000 A. D., and nourished, and main
wined intercourse with its mother country-
till the beginning of the fifteenth century
Since that lime, owing to the setting In of
me -ivrcuc current, ano tne eonspquent
gradual increase of ice upon the coast, the
colony became inaccessible, and the rec
ords of it disappear from history. At var
ious intervals between, 1579, 17"1. etc
down to our own time, the intrepid Danes
nave striven in vtun to reopen communi
cation wit iaji;eir lost colony. Tins emer-
tin coast, with valleys well stocked with
reindeer and verdant glades, is now shut
in by the pitiless ice-packs, and the fate of
its inhabitants ought to excite the interest
ot the world. It would be very interest
ing to be informed of the condition of this
colony : whether the increasing cold has
enlarged the glaciers so as to push the
dwellings out to sea, or whether the habi
tations are still standing, and a population
has sprung up who know of the outside
world only by tradition.
The Havana Lottery.
The vendors of Havana lottery tickets
are in luck, as the price of the tickets has
been reduced over 100 per cent., and ha
no longer a fixed value. The buyers.
however, are not so lucky, as the premi
ums nave decreased in proportion. A
ticket formerly cost S-0 in Spanish gold
equal to $18.73 in Amerii'an coin, and now
such a ticket costs only $8.70 in Spanish or
1 : . l'.l , ; . .
'.i. in ineiicaii "iiiu. aim is sieaunv ue
clining. I lie prizes announced are not
paid in gold, as formerly, but in a depre
ciated paper currency, winch does not even
pass current in the whole of the island
ind the main premium of $100,000. al
though advertised, does not exist, as the
holder thereof would receive less than one-
half ofthe sum, or, say $4:1,478 in Spanish
orjiu.iot in American gold, it Paner
continues to decline at the same rate, a de
duction of ten per cent, weekly will have
to ue made from the cost of the tickets and
premiums, and a petition will lie handed in
to the iutendeiite demanding that a fixed
value be established, as otherwise the al
ready impaired fame ot the Havana lottery
would disappear altogether, and thus de
prive the state ot an immense revenue.
As most Havana tickets are sold in the
United States, it would be well for the
buyers of tickets not to allow themselves
to be cheated by rascally vendors, who
pretend that the tickets still cost $20 in
good money, and sell accordingly. Ex
X Romance as Good as a Xovel.
An Oshkosh correspondent of the Chi
cago Times writes : There has been quite a
sensation here among the fashionable c r
cles, lately, caused by the finding of a later
win m the estate ot W.D. Durande. de
ceased. The workmen, while repairing a
portion of the house in which Mr. Durande
diid, found a will between the hearth of
the fireplace and the chimney, under a loose
tile. The will, if a true one, divides the ex
tensive property of Durande Park equally
between his son and heir. Gerald W a
lir-haired youth of nineteen, and his niece.
Mina Howard, of New York, a beautiful
blonde of sixteen, in case they unite them
selves in holy matrimony on or before
Gerald's twenty-first birthday. They both
declare they will not marry, in spite of the
will, and tnuiK it is a sjiame that there
Mould be such a will. I here is consider
able talk of contesting it. This strange
and romantic will cannot be accounted for,
unless Mrs. Howard was a former sweet
heart of Durande's, and he wished to sec
the daughter lady of the manor if the
mother could not be.
Another Little Dog Story.
In Charlestown. Mass.. recently, a large
dog gave chase to a poor little "black and
tin'' whose hind leg had been injured, but.
tilling t overtake him, turned about and
trotted slowly back. In a short time the
small dog returned, followed by a large
ewtoundiand, wno, upon reaching the
corner, " seemed to be looking for some
thing," when the little dog gave two or
three sharp barks, as much as to say.
That's the big dog who chased me." at
the same time indicating by his actions
the large black dog who was then at some
distance. Whereupon the little dog's ally
immediately atticked, and severely pun-
hed the aggressor, who was glad enough
to try the swiftness of hi3 feet for safety.
After this little affair the small dog and his
friend returned down tlie street, apparent
ly much pleased with their part of the late
transaction. How did the small dog im
part the idea to the large one ?
Old friends are like old boots. We nev
er realize how perfectly they were fitted to
us till they are cast aside, and others, finer
and more stylish, perhaps, but crampiag
and pinching in every corner, are substi
tuted. I hen we are often forced to hunt
p the wom articles from the attic where
they have been thrown, and, for a little
seasonayt least, rest our weary feet by
earing mem. iv tin our menus it is tne
same : after trying in vain to lit ourselves
to the peculiarities of new ones, how often
we go back with a sigh of relief to the dear
people whose very faults may some
times have been brought about by serving
How Snow Blockades are Broken on
the Central Pacific Bail road.
Once in a while, when the storm would
lighten up, we could catch a glimpse of
the great snow-plow, with its six engines,
around some bend, driving into the drifts
with a force that it seemed would move
the world. The snow-plows are a curiosi
ty both in their construction and the man
ner in which they do their work. They
are immense structures I sav structures.
for they are as big as a two-story house
aim weigu irom -t.i,uuu io ...() pounds.
In front they are shaped like the iron prow
of an iron-clad frigate, only the sharp ver
tical portion of this prow changes into a
flat surface where it approaches the ground.
Attached to this flat or horizontal prow is
what is called an "apron." This apron is
attached to the prow by means of hinges.
It lifts up and lets down directly on the
track at pleasure, and when down it is
held there by large steel springs. When
in motion this apron slides right ou the
mils, pressing hard on them, but from the
rounded surface which it presents to tliem
it glides over the joints and other little ir
regularifes with ease. The long prow is
pushed under the snow, the apron scrap
ing it clear from the mils, and lifting it up
bodily it meets the vertical section of the
plow, which divides it and hurls it off on
either side. When running at a high rate
of sliced, as is often the case, these" plows
sometimes hurl the snow into the air fifty
feet, and plunge it in huge masses into
the cluisnis and canyons. Some such
scene a this was presented the other night
when Mr. Fillmore, the Division Superin
tendent, brought the eastward-bound ex
press train through with eleven engines.
The scene was one of the wildest and
grandest that has ever been witnessed on
this road. It had been storming all
day and all night, and all the
next day, and the snow had fallen
and drifted in some places ten' and fifteen
feet in depth. The train started out
from Colfax with three engines, but at
Alta it took a fourth. A snow-plow,
with seven heavy 55 ton engines, went on
ahead to clear the way, but at Blue Canon
the plow stuck in a huge drift, and the
whole force of the seven engines could not
budge it an inch ahead. After shoveling
ivvlnle the express train and the snow
train were coupled together, making a
team of eleven engines, a snow-plow and
six cars. Such a sight was never seen.
The long chain of puffing monsters basked
down for a mile or two, and then, taking a
tresh start, came at the drift at the rate ot
forty miles an hour. The only wonder is
that the plow was not crushed into saw
dust. It not only stood this enormous
strain, but it kept to the truck and cut an
eleven -foot passage in the drift, with the
precision ot a surgeon s knife. ith tlie
lower so increased the plow cut its way
through to immigrant Uap. At one point
near there the spectacle was magnificent.
On a sharp curve on a steep embankment
the snow had been piled up to the very
height of the smoke-stacks of the engines
for a distance of 1.000 yards. The curve
was so situated that it was m view ot the
station at the Gap. The weather had
cleared oft' and the moon shone brightly
on the snow. In the distance, slowly
forging ahead, were the eleven black and
begrimed leviathans, while in lront of
them was the great plow throwing up
snow in huge mases like ocean billows,
and rolling it down the mountain sides
thousands of feet into the yawning chasm
below The smoke and tire from eleven
funnels, the tops of which could just fx;
seen anove the drills, the horrible noise
and din of the puffing steam, and the great
glaciers being thrown high in the air and
tumbling down the mountain side, till
furnished a scene which but those who
have witnessed it can ever appreciate.
San Francisco Chronicle.
To begin at the bottom of th scale, let
us linger for a moment before one of the
great shops for the sale of eatables not
restaurants or cafes, but places where un
cooked delicacies of various kinds are dis
pensed to the wealthy gourmand for pre
paration and consumption in his own
home. One knows what a provision-store
looks like in America. Wooden trays
filled with vegetables line the window,
unsightly corpses of defunct animals swing
before the door, dingy baskets on the pave
ment disgorge piles ot tunnns. potatoes
and green corn, while a general odor of
greasiness pervades the interior, lurn
irom the contemplation ot this picture to
;aze upon the etalage ot Fotel & t habot,
on the Boulevard des Italicns, or that of
Chevet, in the Palais 1'oyal. One window
(game being now in season) presents a
group of dead birds and deer, as graceful
ly arranged as though ahout to serve as a
model to some painter of still-life, or some
iandseerot defunct animals. A slender
doe, still wearing her furry hide, is sus
pended trom a stake in the middle, while
at the foot of the stake lie, clustered in
seemingly careless yet artistic groups, va
rious sb-ck-plumaged birds, of which the
bright-winged pheasant forms the chief at
traction, the nose ot the deer is carefully
tied up in w hite paper, which arrangement
ausedan American lady to ask of her lord.
the other day, " Whv in the world is that
deer's nose so tied up '?' ' " Probably to keep
t trom smelling, my love," was the answer.
The next window displays "lucent sirups,
tinct with cinnamon," goliien Narbonne
honey in transparent pots and jars, and
tumblers of preserved fruits, showing
ruby and topaz like, under the sheen of
the gas-illumined reflector. A third win-
low shows a miniature grotto, formed ot
rock-work, with long-fronded terns clus
tering at either end ; a tiny jet feau oc
cupies the center, and serves to cool and
keep fresh various silver-scaled fish laid on
beds of moss. The fourth and last win-
low is the prettiest of all. for there are
displayed the costly forced fruits which
are worth their weight in gold. Gigantic
pears, each in size like a small gourd, turn
their ruddy cheeks to the light, side by
ide with pale-tinted JNormandy apples.
brushed and washed till not a speck or
liade defaces their wax-like beauty. Rosy
little lady-apples, got up to look as ricli
huedand inviting as nectarines, fill one
basket ; huge lemons, large as one's fist.
are arranged in another; and boxes of
pale chrysoprase, like grapes, lend their
cooler tints to fill up the picture. With
in tne snop, one catcnes glimpses oipiunip
fowls, white, smooth, and clean as the
back of a lady's hand, and stuffed till.
from oblong, their bodies have become
globular, some ot them with round, Mack
lices of truffle just showing beneath the
thin, white skin. Nor must one forget the
cold meats, marbled and variegated like
agate, and set in sparkling frame-work of
transparent jelly. JNo where is there any
trace of grease or dirt, or the faintest
breath of an ill odor. All is prettiness,
freshness, and temptation, both to the
palate and the eye. Anybody who under-
tands color can get up a window full of
llKS, ribbons, and laces, eflectively, but
only a Frenchman could to lend a charm
to hsh and meat, condiments and vege
tables. Rhode Islaxd girls are not wanting in
the art of gently insinuating that, like
Barkis, " they're willinV' It was only re
cently that a lady walking one evening.
under the classic shades ot Brown Univer
sity, overheard the following; conversation
between a young lady and gentleman just
in front of iKr: "Charley, did you ever
hear it said that if a person found a four
leaved clover and put it in their shoe, tlie
first gentleman or lady the person walked
with would be their husband or wife?'
N o never heard of it before." "Well. I
found one and put it in my shoe this morn
ing, and you are the first one I have walk
ed with. I wonder if if is true ?" There
could be but one answer to this, but the
unintentional eavesdropper does not men
tion it, leaving the public in cruel doubt
as to whether the ruse waa successful or
Gst your gardening implements in good
condition. Your neighbors will not like
to borrow tools that are rusty and brken.
Waiter (to Old Gent at Restaurant)
"Take any pastry, sir?" Old tient (to
Waiter) " Ye, bring me a pancake ; will
it be long ?" Waiter (to Old Gent)" No,
sir, round !"
Ir we wish to succeed in life, we must
learn to take people as they are. and not
as they ought to be ; making them better
if we can. but. at the same time, remem
bering their infirmities.
Fiv-Ykar-Oi.d " I say. pa, you need
not pay a lot of money for me to learn the
piano.'' Pater "Why not. my boy?"
Five-Year-Old " Because all yon have got
to do is to put a handle to it; then I can
play nil day long, like the men in the
Charley Crothers. of Greenfield, is
one of the saloon keetx-rs the Ohio women
have been laboring with. He received
them, day after day, with welcome, and
looked happier at every visit. One day
an old patron broke out : " I say. (. harley.
ain't vou gittin' most tired ot this singin
and p'ravin' bizm's?" "What! me gittin
tired? .No, sir:" responded t nancy. em
phatically. " If I git tired of the little
singin' and prayin' they do in my saloon
here, what will I do when rm in company
with the angels, who don't do nothiu' but
sing and pray?" Christian Union.
OsKof the prominent physicians of this
city was accosted bv his son witn. " ra
ther, do yon think Bill Hoar will get Mr.
Sumner's place in the Senate ? " The fa
ther replied. " Why, what do yon mean ? "
1 mean will liill Hoar oe e leeieti to nit
the vacancy caused by Mr. Sumner's
death?" "My son," replied the father.
"there is no such person as ' Bill noar,
and if there was, that is not the proper
way for you to speak of him ; vou should
be more respectful." " Why, father," said
the bov, " that's the way Mr. Sumner
spoke of him, himself." " 1 don't under
stand what you mean." answered tne la
ther, whea the bov explained. "I read it
in all the papers that when Mr. Sumner
wa dvmg he said to Mr. Hoar. 'Take
care of my civil rights, Bill ! " Worcester
I nAVE no faith In that woman who
talks of grace and glory abroatl and uses
no soap at home. Let the buttons be on
the shirts, let the children's socks be
minded, let the roast mutton lie done to a
turn, let the house be as neat as a new pin,
and the home be as happy as home can be;
and then, when the cannon balls, and the
marbles, and shots, and even the grains of
sand, are all in the box, even then there
will be room for those little deeds of love
and faith which, in my Master's name.
I seek ot you who love His appearing.
Serve God by doing common actions in a
heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily
calling only leaves you cracks and crevices
of time, fill these up with holy service.
Io use the apostle s words, " As we have
opportunity, let us do good untoall men."
The Cash Value of Boys.
A New York correspondent with a view
to estimating the cost of every victim ot
intemperance, has been calculating the
value of an average youth of 15 to society.
th State and the country. Of course the
cost of such persons varies according to
the class ot society in which they are rais
ed. In the country it is far less than in
the ?ity, and among the poorer classes less
than among the wealthier. Taking the
son of a well-to-do mechanic in a family
of five, occupying three rooms in a tene
ment house, the actual cost ot the youth
is computed as follows :
Board seven years at $2, and Ave years at
S I a week $2,008
Shore nf rent at $14 a month in a family of
five persons .'M
Clothing, $T) for ten years, $.W for Ave
Sr.hool books .
Miscellaneous, sickness, etc., in all 275
This is the cost of the boy to his
rents. The expense of the State in his
half is set down as follows :
Schooling, six years
Taxes State, Ulti-en years
Taxes yunty, fifteen years
Taxes lor national expenses, 11 tteen years
The total expense attending the devel
opment of such person is thus estimated
at $:,713, and this is supposed to be the
cash value of every young man and wo
man 1j 3-ears ot age. Assuming that
nearly one-half the population die before
reaching the above age, it is plain that the
cost of every city-bred man or woman
cannot lie les than $-".0O0.
The first thought that rises to a person's
mind on contemplating this fact is. that not
one in a dozen is worth a qtiaiter of the
sum. tint it should lie remembered that
the country would be nothing without
population.and as this is a prune necessity,
the value of men and women can only lie
limited by the demand which exists for
them. The writer referred to places the
cost of raising and educating children in
the country at one-half the aliove, but we
are satisfied that in both eases his estimates
are entirely too high. A large majority of
boys and girls in the country, and agoodly
number of them in the cities, fairly earn
their living by the time they are ten years
of age, and sometimes earlier. It is not
proper to count them as totally unproduc
tive after they reach the age of ten years.
This would take off. say, a third of the
cost, and then it would be high enough.
The report of the Massachusetts Bureau ot
Statistics shows that there were 14.075
children under 13 employed in that State
last year. Their average actual earnings
were $150.70, while the average actual cost
of living for youths and adults was but
Si:i2.33. As the expenses of the adults
were of course greater than those of chil
dren, it will be seen that the latter were
large promoters of wealth. Of course the
number given only embraced those regu
larly employed in factories or in some oth
er steady occupation, and therefore by no
means states the full number who partially
or wholly supported themselves.
he average value ot each immigrant
arriving in this country has been frequent
ly estimated by writers on political econo
my, but no two of them agree on this
question. This value varies from $750, ac
cording to the lowest estimate, to about
$1,500 in the highest; but in either cae it
is evident that in a more restricted material
sense it is cheaper to import our popula
tion than it is to produce it ourselves. As
suming each child of fifteen to have cost
$1,000, and that the money thus expended
would have been otherwise saved, we find
that the man who has raised a family of
five children and remained poor, might
have accumulated a sum sufficient for the
wants of old age had he not been subject
ed to this expense. On the other hand, he
has given ttiat which he would have saved.
to the general welfare, for he has furnished
the country live adults worth, at the low
est calculation, $5,000, and at the highest,
$25,000. The money which he has ex
pended for their fiod, clothing, edticaf ion.
etc., has gone out into the world, and be
come a part of the general weidth of the
country; and to this extent he is a payer
of extra taxes and a public benefactor. In
this view ot ttie case ttiat was no Kile re
mark of Napoleon's, that the greatest
woman in France was the mother of the
largest number of children. Inter-Ocean.
Plaster of Paris for Tines.
A correspondent of The Garden savs he
had a largequantitv of grape vines planted
in the open ground, and trained on poles
and wires along the gravel walks.
lie says : "tn planting these, I h:id the
holes dug about twenty-live inches deep ;
I then threw into each hole five or six
lumps of old plaster, about the size of my
fist ; I threw a little earth over the lumps,
and then planted the vines in the usu:d
way. x he result has been wondei ful ; the
vines, which were not h:df an inch thick
when planted three years ago. are now
two inches and more in diameter, and bear
finely. The grapes are also free from dis
ease. Other vines, not so treated, are much
smaller and produce less, tlie fruit being
also more liable to disease. To try the
effect of this plaster, in planting two
American black walnuts, we put the
plaster to the one and not to the other.
The former grew twice as fast as the other. .
Last year we dug about the roots of the
one to which no plaster was put, and we
threw in seven or eight large lumps of
plaster among the roots; the trees are
now both of the same size, and though
only four years old, are sixteeJi l seven
Men feet high."