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B. F. SCHWE1ER,
THE COXSTITl'TIOX THE CXION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF TflE LAWS.
Editor and Proprietor.
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PEXNA., OCTOBER 29, 1S73.
fVX fnAVFA AYrrtA : ' V ..'Artft
I'iant a Home.
Yvttcg beginners in Ufee ttorsiu
hoa'l forget Uae rainy day ;
tuui'iie cannot lat forever,
or the heart Lt'i.i iv. gar.
:2ve the dime, and then the dollar.
Lay up enmetMQK as you ruam
CLC4Me Roue biuuuiog spot of WaB'f,
bome fa'.r lot, aid "plant a boute "
Tt. u. loo, who Lave Label around yon.
Coming up to tale rear place ;
.ivetbem something te remember
Homestead memoriea let tbem trace.
Wvii'.d rou feel tb pride of manhood.
Let the .un your dwelling greet
breathe the biened air of freed in,
ova tLe soli beneath roar fret.
Vol:, to, v bo perhaps have pqaauuVr-J
Life', fair morn 'tic not too late!
Start t once t woo bright Fo.-tnue,
Kail ho more at so-railed "Fate,"
!rvw the go'dee seeds of eavibg
!a the lien and quickeaing hu ;
Sod Tour la-1 days not a-Ilk stranger.
Eater Heaven's gaie from "booae"'
Isl thou think I captive lie
To a grAciou--, glancing ere?
lost thou think I am not free 7
Say, I am; thou freest me.
Ail the world rou'd'not undo
tains which bound me fat to r.u :
Only at your touch they fly
Freer th.n before am I.
1 care naught for eyes of bice ;
1 loved truth asd thought it yon ;
If you charm but to deceive.
Ail your cLarmfl 1 vet! can leave.
Ah, my once veil loved one,
llo no m.re a thon hat done ;
she that tnakea true heart, to aeiie
l.iiu( all berovn viU break
XIV Mast ISP..
Work w:ies a man. Until work
draws npou all the system. Provision
is made for a regnlar wear, bat not for
au irregular waste or complete exhaus
tion. Men need lxxlilv and mental
recreation. Food does much. No man
need bo idle for mi hour. Idleness is
not recreation. I!ut no man can pnt
himself to u particular kind of work,
aud keep constantly at it, 'without
weakening not only Lis capabilities for
other employment, but also for that
special Tiork to which he has devoted
.Business men must learn that it is not
so much the strong pu'.l as the long that
loos tho whole life work. A man wight
break his back or
rupture Limself by I
wareh.use, and he ;
Mil nttim-t trt lift. n.
would faiL liut he can bctrin at the i
top and remove every piece of wood,
everv brick, verv bolt, until no sign of !
the warehonse remains. But he must
do this in detail, and take intervals of
rest to accomplish the work. :
Unjust so 1U business OI any kind. !
Xo great fortune i' to be made in a day.
But there are d-ivs that require the
coolest, healthiest brain, and the fnll
strength of nianLood to carry the busi
ness man safety over, or to pive such
impulse to Lis business aa shall pnsh
him far forward. If he be worn ont
early, those days of crisis will be his
Men must l?am the great value of
wise rests, pauses, breathing places.
The horse mut not be lashed tip a long ing that the address of the lady might
hill from the bottom to the top. The ! be sent to Herald office. Oscar con
wheels of the truck must be rUhcd gratulated himself on this idea,
until the lieast of the burden takes1 The result was, the following day
breath. Oive the goose oats, and grass ' ti,pre came an envelope with the card,
aud rest, and take the day's egg daily. ; iiiss EHa ttainsborough, No. 37
l am not tauuujr morals, l am taUiug
business sense. As an investment in a ;
luoaey point of vie-, whether a man ,
1 ! . a - ii. . T . t . 1.1, a.l.
ueueves or mil iu lue Jewisu riaooaiu anii tuen proceeded to No. 37.
t.r the Christian Sunday, nature has "Was Miss Gainsborough at Lome?"
written the law of rest as the law of ; gie wa at home, and she received
activity in every man. Rest i as neees- jir cheeseman, and from his hand her
saryto activity as activity is to rest. , own iittie pocket-book. She thanked
When there is a given and limited ijjm ith the sweetest grace, and re
supplyof water to run a mill, it is sheer : g,.ettej so verT much the trouble he
folly to be pouring it over a wheel which na,j naj,
is stopped by obstructions. Cit feci-; jt was no trouble, Oscar declared in
nig that you are working wht-u you are aj BinCerity ; but how it came on his
only spilling your life. ' office table, he said, was bevond his
Let our business men live mncu by poWer ef imagining. And here Oscar
living long. To live long they must Bmiled and showed his white teeth, but
live wisely. Wisdom is knowing the blushed nevertheless, imagining, per
capability of the machine you work. , haps, appearances were against him.
Yot will lose yo:ir steam, or bnrst yonr jje expressed his pleasure at having
boiier, if yon attempt to drive by a five fonnd it, and then having no excuse to
power engine machinery which requires prolong his call, rose to leave,
ten horse-power to move it. "Well, that is all," he said, as he
Recreate ! Have your evenings for went down the street ; "no adventure
other work, reviving brain work, puri- jor me"
fying heart work. Take your time for jje whistied and hummed, and poked
tiie country. Iu the old myth, when- over nj8 iaw papers the rest of the dav.
ever Antar us wounded and fell, the touch ; "Ella pshaw," what was the use of
of his mother Earth renewed him. Go thinking of it any more,
in the summer and roll in the grass. But the next day there came a note,
You will not come back to yonr work n-itten on blush-colored paper, and
any greener. Have yonr Sundays, not suggesting the perfume of violets. It
for lrnmminr up customers nor in waa from 1, How delightful, except
writing up liooks, bnt for the rest of that it was so dreadful
body, and mind, and sonL Have you jtsj jir. Cheeseman picked np a
little benevolent pet schemes, some gman jvory picture ; one had dropped
poor family to help, some little sweet from that unfortunate pocket-book."
(lower of goodness in a hidden nook to n was a picture of herself, "and of
cnltivate, almost anything that is not con, 0f ao value, except as it belonged
yonr regular, every day, routine busi- to mamma,"
uess. "Horrible !" he Lad not fonnd any
snch treasure, bnt of course Le must
TSi Age of I a I.arl!i. f.jj nD)jer the imputation of having ab-
lr. Herman J. Klein had just pub-, stnwfted it Would she forgive him for
lished at Cologne a somewhat enrions so coveting Ler picture as delilierately
mquirv concerning the age oftheearth to stea it? How did it get out. and
in what Le scverelv criticises the at- how did the pocket-book get on Lis
tempts of the geologists to compute the bl at all ? tLat was a problem for
length of time required for certain for- Philadelphia lawyer to solve,
luations. Thus Biddel calculates the Now, with all the desire in the world
age of the Mississippi delta, from the which he felt an hour ago, to make an
amonnt of the present yearly deposit to other call at No. 37, under the present
be four hundred thousand years; Lyell, aspect of affairs a note would be more
the receding of the Niagara Falls from , agreeable. Accordingly, this was dis
Kingston t. their present site, to be patched, and Oscar ruminated over the
thirty-live thousand years, and Bischof : mystery.
for the formation of coal to be nine mil-1 A week passed, when suddenly the
lions ot years. But all these and tin-; jovial face of Harry Lambert appeared
merons other similar calculations have, I in Oscar's office. . He had just returned
l)r. Klein thinks, this fault, that they I from BntTalo.
nre all based upon present conditions ; "Well, Harry ! what adventures this
aud experiments on a small scale, from time ? Canght a pair of acrobatic
which conclusions are drawn to deter- horses and saved beauty from destruc
uiine general development of the most ! tion ; or befriended some old woman,
gigantic dimensions. and found that she had some enchanting
. creature for a granddaughter ?"
. 1 I , . .. anM. a.,1
Value or Spare Jlioulen.
Madame Je Genlis composed several find a pocket-book on your table over
of her charming volumes while waiting ! there?"
in the school-room for the tardy prin- j "Good gracious, Harry ! did you put
cess, to whom she gave dailv lessons. it there?"
Dagnesseau, one of the Chancellors 1 "Well, you see I picked it up just as
of France, wrote an able and bulky I was coming in here, yon were ont"
work in the successive intervals of wait- and I was in an awful hurry to catch
ing for dinner. the 5 o'clock train ; but I slipped it
Elihu Burritt, while earning his living under a paper for safe keeping ; I knew
as a blacksmith, learned eighteen lan- , you would find it But on my way to
guages and twenty-two dialects, by the depot I stopped and put an adver
simply improving his "odd momenta." ( tisement in the Herald, directing to call
He finally acquired fifty-three. hero for it All right, is it?"
A celebrated physician in London "All right ! no ; that is, a young lady
traDlated Lucretius while riding in Lis lovely creature she was she is, I
carriage upon his daily rounds. ; mean called, and I hadn't seen it, and
Dr. Darwin composed nearly fall hie I felt somewhat uncomfortable ; but
works in the same way, writing down the next day I did find it, and I called
his thoughts in a memorandum book, 1 at her house."
which he carried for the purpose. "She told you where she lived."
Phrenological Journal. I "Well, I found ont in truth I had
j WHAT CAME OF A FISO.
! The day was bright, and yet Oscar
( CheeReman felt very blue aa be sat in
. his office poring over law papers. He
pave a shiver, and glancing np observed
the office boy Lad gone out ; the fire
had gone ont also. He gave an impa
tient push to his paper , and wished for
Le hardly knew what And jnst at
that moment Le heard a little, lady-like
knock at the door quite unlike the
thundering rap usually bestowed upon
it, by his friends from the neighboring
offices. Of course it was a lady a
yonng, pretty lady.
"I am sorry to titrable yon," she said,
. "but I am directed to this office for a
pocket-book which I lost yesterday.
This I believe is number four," and she
gla'ieed at the door.
Oscar looked amazed, aud the lady,
seeing Lim hesitate, went on.
"The advertisement was in the .Vr
ing Jlrrai'l. It said at Iloom Xo. 4, 30
King street, would be fonnd the pocket-
1 book which answered the description
j "There must be some mistake,"
: Oscar replied ; "I have not fonnd a
: pocket-book, neither has one been
; bronfht to me. I am aorry, but it
; in us t be a mistake in the paper. I re
; gret I cannot assist yon. Pissibly it
: might be some other room in this build
in?." The young lady remarked that she
, might Lave made a mistake in reading
the paper, and with that she gave Oscar
as sweet a smile as he had seen for many
a lay, and bade him "Good morning."
That 'a very odd, though of course
; it's a mistake, somehow," said Oscar to
1 himself, as Le turned back into Lin
' dismal office, forgetting, however, to
notice how dismal it had seemed a mo
! "Of course it can't lo here," he re
! pented, fumbling over the papers at the
same time. "Sam may, perhaps the
lioy is honest and he would never have
thought of advertising it. Of course
it's a mistake. l!y Jupiter, 6he was
. pretty ; if now I had only been so lucky
' aa to find it ! Harry Lambert would
! have fonnd an adventure in snch a little
affair as this, I suppose. Always meet
ing with some adventure, and nothing
' of the sort ever comes to me. Some
1 fellow or other has fonnd that pocket
' book ; and he'll get a smile two,
Oscar gave another turn to the heap
' of papers on Lis table, and one more
: yet ; and then, straight before his eyes,
: lay a beautiful Kussia-leaiher pocket -
book. "Well,' and Oscar looked at
it as though he Lad seen the moon at
Li3 feet "Well," Le repeated, "and
: now Low did that come there, that's the
1 question ?"
oam reiurneu oy jnis urn
rtainly knew nothing about it.
bam had returned by this time, and
"Now what must she be thinking of
nie?' said Oscar, mentally. "She
probably knew it was no mistake ; and
didn't even leave her address ; thought
perhaps it was superfluous. So now,
1 advertise ; that will right
luo uia"r, miu p-ruapa give mo an
To write the advertisement won Id
certainly appear a very easy thing, only
it occurred to Oscar that Miss Ella
the name F.lla was worked with silk in
side would probably send for it, and
that would cud the affair. To discover
her address, and take it to her himself,
was the thing.
So, after one or two attenips, Le wrote
describing the lost article, and request -
gtreet." That morning Oscar's clients
were left to their patience, while he
hurried home with an eve to Lis toilet,
Aiireiiiarea atfc isvcry tutu, iu
: Harry laughed ; "by the way. did you
to advertise, because. I forgot to ask
her ; but I called, by Jove, isn't she
pretty, her name is KUa. Well, here
the next day came a little note here it
is now asking if I had aeen a picture
"Oh. the picture ! that reminds me,"
said Harry, feeling in his vest pockets.
"The deuce take you, Harry Lam
bert ! did yon take that picture ont of
the pooket-book 7"
"Now just hold on a bit. I took it
ont because I wanted to look at it a
little more, and as I Raid, I was in a
great hurry for the 5 o'clock train ; so
I thought if no owner ever came for the
pocket-book I would keep the picture ;
and if there did, why then time enongh
to return it no such awful hurry."
"Well. I must say !"
"Well, I aay you want a chance to go
there again, and here now it is ; and
you never would have thought of taking
out the picture to serve as an excuse for
a second visit ; and because I happened
to do so, don't be no furious. Stop,
though, I guess 111 take it myself."
"o you don t.
"111 throw myself at her feet tell
her 1 was the fortunate finder of the
pocket-book that the picture so en
chanted me, I couldn't resist taking it.
Now Oscar, be candid, and acknowledge
that von are under obligations to me,
"Well, we ll see about that."
It was about a year after this when
Harry received a note from Oscar. "By
! heaven !" he exclaimed aloud, "I had
forgotten Oscar's little circumstance ;
so his adventure has come to something
real. Alas for him ! And I am invited
In Ka 1.1a 1.a InmJ. . aritli-
, , "TT""" - , bj
out doubt it would be my miafortnne to
ar ami n fiia nl.A. Vknt fttr f hut lh t lflb
train. I a married man ! Well, to be
sure it would be odd." Rural Ncirj
The Cnrs of the Hoar.
j There is too much lying. On every
hand we meet with exaggeration, eqnivo
. cation, deception. We call it lying, aud
every man or woman who varies one
iota from the strictest fact or truth, is
indeed a bar.
The expressman agrees most solemnly
frt flliTfr venna: tor Tnn At m certain
Ihnnr Ha rllirpr. it a lv after the
! hour promised. The grocer promises
i to send you the best tea in the market.
He takes the first his hand falls upon
without any care for the quality, and
dispatches it to yon without a twinge.
i The tailor agrees to deliver a suit of
clothes without fail by six in the even-i
ing. xou get them in the morning.
The dentiat pledges his word that your!
teeth, as filled by Lim. will be all rigbt I
for a dozen years. The filling comes ,
ont in six months. A man over the
way is in need of a temporary loan. 1
You lend Lim a small sum, which he ,
promises to return ui a given time. He
Lep. it. month over time. An
! and is nothing more than a liar. The
florist assures you that Lis flowers were
lnikAi1 in IVib morninie when thev sre
r o . . , .
two days old. He lies, and will he ;
about anything. The book-publisher
advertises that his Look is selling by the :
tens of thousands, when he has not sold j
a thousand. He is a liar, and not one
door from the murderer.
Everywhere everywhere wehe.r lying !
knock you down if you caUed them Lars .
lie every honr. Deception is the rule
rather than the exception. Canvassers
lie buuui iusuraturv cuuipwutva. muacn
about stocks. Editors about politics.
Exaggeration and misrepresentation
rule the hour and are its curse.
Gentlemen ladies why cannot the
truth be told always and ever ? Why
all this deception and lying? Why so
much falsifying and cheating ? In the
name of all that is good we beg yon to
do as yon agree t
Boldness and Canning of a Itstt.
One often hears of the depredations
committed by rats amongst joints and
other provisions, but the following in-
staace of desperate clever boldness and
canning in. -ingle rat has seldom been
exceeded. Late v in a house m London.
thirtv-nnA nnutnM were nlaceil over .
.. . . . .
night in a large
the pan was left
bly high stool,
pounds were bouio xrom lue
f A.than anH
In the morning the pan and stool re-
mained intact, but the potatoes were all :
gone. A rat, or rats, being at last sus
pected, a rigorous search was made, and
alter pulling down a large cupboard and
part of the dresser, the potatoes were
all found hidden underneath the latter.
but no trace of a rat's hoi. et
'ture is by a master artist, when he , to climb the ladder of lame by doing ' keeper " -"8, a.a.B oummj. uwui..
1 know, it was r.int.l bv a fourth-rate ' noble deeds and makinir the world bet-1 ..'v . v ' Un addresswl no one personally, and ' A sad sight
KUCrioIieer leilS VOU tuat a CCliaiu mt- uieauilUK UI uuuiliu Kliai uras, iriHIlvlUK t iinff olol I ha .!nm.n . . .n hnnud.
! painter. He is not worthy of trust. A I ter for my living-had disappeared, and Baij t,faer ..Y1Z ' 't ',.? m ' . ?o one seemed to sympathize with Lim ' mer wind
salesman lies abont Lis iroods. A boot- i in its place was wavinfc- train, ulenti- ' fil-!.. 1. ,1 ,"i..i .i UIS u"rota condition, lie sat in - sad sight !
1 maker lies abont vour boots. The fullv bespriuk'.ed with rank weeds. The , sti,- -;n v., ?,lP"(e fo? V". then raisiug his violets, while
! jeweler lies abont your watch. The picturesque old mill had been pulled , u, g"ot the old man'a supper, but TOU ' "ead he exclaime.1- , eyea into the litt
igossiper at the dinner table tells exag- j down and earned away. I almost re- can clear awsv the tea thiuirs easilv " ' "A man may aa well be deal as out 'py grew.
1 ... a a : 1. ai ti: i 1 1 . .1. 1 . r . J o' ..fl.,,.1. I i..t. ... i : e . aA nail si iriif I
mniAii mi b r i .u u. WHifmiHii i : ivuiie.. hiiivi'ii i ritiiirii u. iiih in 111.. 1 1 1 1 1 v - 1 . , . . 1 . r . . 1 . 1 . i.. 'i 1 1 1 iv. .iu liiu.it ul. iik.ii i l 1 1- - - .
be found. The only hole visible was iej tno tLe broad' Btair. ont from the doorway never to return. """J Published, is worthy of repetition Oh t it was raro sport. The ram pat
near the ceiling, by the side of a water mul-T ,e luo WJ "7 P uo , "r, , , j .. together with the embellishment natn- ( tenng on the roof, the wasps buzzing
pipe, and into this a thick dishcloth 0486 anoopenea tne aoor to tue out r.arlj Vioiin-nauerM. rally accrning after the lapse of a year against the window panes, the hanging
wilsat once temporarily rammed. In aquare-room which was in "apple pie) lwiwmMM. or n ; ,of
the evening a rat-trap was baited and ! ,r.e. lnile5a ,was e?cn 'oom f "nt The man usually mentioned as tho , primeval days, when tho waters of the ' peculiar odor, the shadows hovering in
laid in tLe kitchen : and now for the
- 9 .. , , ..
climax, in tne morning me uisnciotn
was fonnd pushed ont of tne hole, and
the trap was not to be seen. Ultimately
the latter was found in a totally different
part of the kitohen with the spring down,
and inside the trap, the flesh, skin, hair,
and some of the small bones of a rat's
nose. He was evidently a desperate
character, and after leaving this mo
mentous memento of Lis last visit, has
been seen no more.
Influence of Sunlight.
In Lis lecture on this subject, Dr.
Griscome said : Sunlight, particularly i his pleasant intonations as I turned my
in dwellings, has become absolutely , face towards the door,
necessary to health and mfort The j It was here I sat and watched the hil
lecturer illustrated how carbonic acid , very moon, riding high in the deep blue
is deleterious to human life, by exLal- ' vault, and counted the most brilliant
ing into a bottle the air from his lungs. ! stars, and pointed out familiar constel
and then placing a light therein, which j lations to my younger sisters, who
was immediately extinguished. The sometimes shared my room. This place
life of a living insect, he said, would j had witnessed all my childish griefs
have been extinguished there as rap- and girlish sorrows. These wails had
idly. The oxygen necessary to human listened to the delicate messages the
life is derived from plants through the
operation of the sun's rays the yellow
ray and the vegetables in return absorb
the poisonous carbon exhaled from the
human lungs. Both these operations
take place only in the sun's rays, hence
the impropriety of sleeping with plants
in onr rooms. ,
With man, the sun's rays play a part
very important Under their operation
continual change is taking place in the
human system ; a constant chemical
process is in operation. The action of
death was . mere chemical operation,
produced by the incapacity of the sys
tem to inhale ine necessary oxygen ana
exhale the poisonous carbon of the ,
system. To preserve this condition in
life, and a healthy system, as well as
the development of the mental powers,
alike in old and young, due proportion
of sunlight is necessary.
A regular boarder A saw milL
The Old Home.
For years I had longed to visit the
home of my childhood ! to - press my
feet once more upon my native turf !
How I envied those of my friends who
were able to return to the old roof-tree
for family reunions. I knew, full well,
the dear, loved ones could not gather
about the old hearth, as in former days
for too well I remembered that terri
ble burden, in the form of a mortgage,
we all tried so hard to "lift," ana yet
failed to meet the demands. It was a
sad day when we bade adieu to its sa
cred halls, liut the world was wide.
and another roof kindly spread its broad
wings over us and gave ns shelter. For
two vears our family all dwelt within
the walls of this adopted home, and
then there was a quiet gathering of
cherished friends, and 1 stood beside
one who promised to love and protect
me, and in the presence of the company
he kissed and called me "my wife ;" and
then I was whirled away to another
home, in a land of strangers.
For a time the months flew by as on
j angels' wings, for I was not only happy
but busy as the swift-winged birds in
arranging and rearranging the bright
new furniture about our oozy cottage :
e in preparing favorite dishea to tempt
"I my husband's appetite, that I might
hear words of loving praise from his
lips. But this daily routine came at j receive his joyous welcome, a more con
last to be like an oft-told story ; and tented and I believe a wiser woman
although I did not cease my vigilance j determined that the paintings of my
in performing a single duty, yet the.) artistic nature should be at bright for
performance of the daily round ceased, the western room of. my heart aa Lad
to occupy my mind.
nen months lengtnenea into years,
I t Wan to cast loutrinir eves to the
When months lengthened into vears.
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of traveling alone, and my husband
I thought it quite impossible to leave the
farm finil thna civ rMirs naatuifl avrnw
. . . . .. .
At last my earnest yearnings overcame
my cowardice, and I returned to the
land of my nativity. After visiting my
beloved and aged parents and the j
members of the family who, like myself
had "married and settled down," I,
some of the happiest well me
of the most sorrowful days
had been passed.
It was a beautiful morning in the
J early part of September, that 1 slipped
; quietly away from my friends for a walk '
! np the hill, on the top of whose emi-,
j nence stood the dear old cottage. On
the way I conld but note, with a sail '
, heart, the chauges the present owner
had made in the general landscape.
The beautiful sheet f water known as
the "old mill pond."-where "oft in the
stilly night," and ou sunny raring days, ,
1 hnd floated np and down in a fairy
barque, watching the -Inning fish as ;
they swept along in little flashes of,
mofion. gtherig fragrant lilies, and ,
' friend without further observation.
1 But no : I must go on ; so I pushed
' forwanl and at lust iraiiieil the ton of
the hilk .
The cottage was mossy and brown,
from tue tiug f pattering rain aud
scorching sun. In all these long years
it uftj been unacquainted with fresh '
paint The pretty, climbing "jasmine," ,
"hat used toP8hade the porch, where'l
beaul ,8 they approached the house,
an torn awv. ailmittincr the broait
arf. nr th hlazinir snn. Tlie old flower
I beds were nowhere visible ; the fruit
I. .1 . .1.
ttwa that nerv anrino- in the vpnrs
long past. I had compared to fair young
brides as they were robed in pink and
white, crowned with wreaths of greater
beauty than ever graced a maimers
and thorny by being browsed by herds 1
CVT"1IM1I VVtlAa Til ID a 1 v n 11 . I ' rJI. VI
of cattle that had free range abont the
grounds, the old garden fence was
sadly dilapidated, and seemed to be
pining for its former master.
Thetately old oaks and maples, be-,
neath whose widespread boughs many i
a pleasant picnic party had gathered,
to while away a passing day in pleasant!
t-. i i t. i
, - v.r.-vTV,-:
.. : " ' ;.."-.. . . .
: the amnie swine as swiitiv ns tne uncut
. ' . . r' . .
a, 1.:., 1 t ntter i
m t u RnJ i
. T P, P fa
I invitation, telling her at once that this ;
I had been for many years my home how
1 1 had longed with unutterable yearn-
ings to press my feet upon native soil '
again, and how mnch I desired to visit
, I my own old room once more.
luo uu"so- Iu V VI
me an I stemmed serosa the threshold i
i 1 i, i 7 j i
memories? I seated myself by the
window looking eastward.
This was the spot towards which my
eyes ever turned when the first rays of
the morning sun warned me that there
was no longer bird or bee asleep. It !
was by this window my father's voice
found me as it wound its musical note
up the wide stairway and through the
door, which was always left "ajar," that
1 1 might catch the hrst sound of his
! stirring feet : "Charlie, I'd like my
! breakfast soon." I conld almost hear
love-god had sent, and witnessed the
filling of manv daintv sheets of trilt-
edged note paper, in answerjto Cupid's
quills. This room had beheld the all
absorbing grief I felt when he, whom I
believed to be clothed with honor and
perfections beyond comparison, proved
himself to be formed of the grossest
material, unworthy the name of friend
much more that of lover,
Well it was
the latter, which, if al-
for me that he had not reached the deep j of his predecessor. ' They too have be- j mountains known as the Aleutian isles. ! sent on a Sabbath evening, contained
fountains of my heart, as I for a time come rare, and do not pass in general From the gradually decreasing numbers this passage: "Tell them that I have
believed. There was another, away in for instruments of the first rank. Some ; of the latter on approach to the Asiatic unwavering faith in Christ and his sal
the distance, all unknown, who held the ' other names are mentioned as belonging : coast, can we doubt the truth of a ' vation, and that I am waiting and hop
key to the gates, which would open I to the Brescian school, which do not legendary tale that accounts so plansi-: ing for Lght, from the eternal world,
deep and wide when his "sesame" was ' interest us, as they take no prominent , bly for the aint-nlar "melting away" or I want to sea that light and think I
The woman at my side talked of house ,
and farm, and of the neighborhood, in '
a social, gossippy way. and I listened
and commented with her ; but my heart
was living in the "long ago." When I
arose to take my departure, . farewell
dirge swept through the room, not dis-
tinguishable to other ears than mine
and a curtain was drawn across the easi
window, that was invisible to other
As I passed into the lane where once
the green boughs waved their heavy
plnmes in seeming acknowledgment of
my presence, and the birds had caroled
sweet anthems, I felt that the soft,
balmy winds where whispering in my
ear : "This ia never more thy Lome.
Only the memory pictures, woven and
painted so long ago, remain to be cher
ished in the deep recesses of thy heart.
From henceforth the western outlook
will bring to thee brighter prospects ;
experience has been thine. From the
past thou wilt learn lessons of content
ment. Only the Home, of which now
and then a glimpse is canght, when the
world acems receding, and thou almost
Learest the rustle of angels' wings, will
fulfill the ideal of thy childhood's home,
where thou didst bak in the sunshine
of purity and innocence."
Not more than an hour had passed
since I had toiled up the kill, yet it
seemed that years had been added to
my experience. Never before had I so
appreciated the great blessing I pos-
sessed in my noble, kingly husband.
To Lis kindness and good taste, in a
large degree, was I indebted for the
pretty grounds and pleasant surround-
! ings about our dwelling' I returned to
j oeen tuoso oi tne years agone,
An ae Ken tne last peep
: . ., !.... . i r l" . ...
. - -i
I mto 1 01,9 apartment, and I Lsten to
"treeta wnose Joundauona are oi
ly .8" JiLr.
wnere the fra-ranceot flowers nsesUke
I inpAnfiA mill
here the sun will no more
, "-" "r j- "r the
ue neeueu to sniue ty aay, nor tne
by night, for "the glory of (.otl
cemtctn them, -aw , orr.
tL IS &
"Tt nmat 1m that I am rrw;n U "
9 M Icanc, is ahe settled back
comfortably in her rocking-chair for the
, .,rLU ".- e
cornea, and I don t even wish to knit
Old, or lazy it must be. she added w,th
i v i , i. i
I ather looked np from his paper and
regarded Ler thoughtfully for a minute,
"Yon want a rest, Mary," Le said, "and
np yonr trunk, to-morrow, and you- go
0 to motiier8 anJ make' , good, Ung
Tisit. She thinks we don't visit her as
often ve might ana mothrr j,
"0h but Horace Low can I leave
Lome" There m Tso maVhons in ?he
wa You men fX don'I
' work, besides, without Aunt Polly's
help," said Carrie.
rt 1 1 1 i t
i ' l i iv i .uuiti w more nit trust: aiuoiib
jOU if there was some older head at the
helm, so vou had better engage her.
Now, reafly, Mary, what is there to
hinder? The ride on the cars will do
yon good, and the rest from care an.l
work and the visit will pick yon np
more than medicine. 7
i wear there in town. I am not ready to
; take snch a trin.
"We'll heln von. niothnr
: 7 f
i rie. "My coat is nice and new and you
A 1 . .1 . . . i
, can tak that . what an a,lv.nt,im.
' it is to bo a little mother.-vonr black
! dress is nice, and so is your velvet bon-
, net I know we can plan ont everything
so that grandma will be suited with
J . ' 1 a.
"My mother isn't so hard to suit as
you fancy. Mary. She will think far,
more ot seeing you than of .your
It was arranged at last, and mother's
iUo .S-ll overruled. .n
th .sit. taking with her the youngest
of the flock, to the great delight of he
aged grandmother, and to the leaning
of her own aiiTiotv almnt tliA wnlfnm nf
I all at home. Th? visit was all and more
n. v, i,.i u ,.t . tu ,.
"""" ' i'f" " v-umt-
i .. r 1 1 1
energy and cheerfulness. It had
thrown on their own resources. They
fonnd abundant means of exercising
patience and forbearance, under the
home management of Aunt Polly, and
nad 'earned, as they never knew before,
how to prize a mother. That last lesson
was the most valuable of all. Too many
first representative of the art of violin-'
u: - , r 3:0.1--;?
""""s " ""l""11 ui "c ui oaio,
so named from his birthplace Salo, on
Lake Garda (loGO-1610). This assump-
tion seems somewhat doubtful when we
consider that the creator of the Cremona I
school, Andreas Amati, was a contem-
porary of G. di Salo. Be that as it may '
O. di Salo is to be considered as the
iounuer ei me srescian scnooi, at least wenst ages wens tteir course, tint savage-looking turtle, whose prison was
as one of the first violin-makers. His , finally a change occurred and discord . the rain cask, and Lis name was "Mud
violins, Lowever highly prized by con- j entered the mountain home. Whilst ' die ;" and a great ngly toad lived uader
noisseurs and amateurs, have for the absent on a distant summit, the giant ' a big stone, and I called him "Beauty ;"
present day rather an art-historical than ' felt the monntain quake beneath his ; and I owned, also, lots of chickens and
a practical interest. For the unqnes-j feet, and, casting upon the wife the ducks, but none of the geese, for they
tionably genuine and well preserved j fault of all the earthquake uproar, has-' run at me, and spread their wings in a
examples of this master have become 1 toned down with a frown of vengeance frightful manner, and I considered
extremely rare, and consequently are ; in all his mien. . The giantess, perceiv-; them very ride indeed,
only fonnd as so-called cabinet pieces. ; ing this and fearing for herself, ran .
Then again, as it regards their sonority leaping into the Behring sea, and to-1 Ikkmiraph. I am large and strong
thev nn Inno-erannwpr to tllA hlcrh-Rtrnno- aruvft thA .liefnnt Aeiafii aliieA TTa . . . . r
requirements of the present day. Their
. e . -r, -o
external appearance, especially in com-,
parison with the productions of the
Cremona school, is equally unsatisfac-
tory; there is something uncommonly
stiff, sharp-cornered, one might say
pedantically constrained about it G.
di Salo s immediate follower was the
Brescian. Giovanni Paolo Maircinni
(159O-1640K He isdesiOTatedMapilP.il
. u. " .!.
v. mu luiuici, una wiciD- mo xtu piouis i
of it Such a relationship between the
two artists has merely Win inferred
from the manifold resemblance in their
worts, tiitn Mazzuu s nddies tne cose
is pretty much the same as with those
position in the history of violin-making,
Contemporaneously with the Brescian '
arose the highly celebrated school of
Cremona, of which Andreas Amati, of
one of the old and noble families of that !
city, is accounted as the founder. Here
the art gradually reached its culminat
ing point 1
A California Story.
In the early mining days of California
there stood at the foot of the hill, not
many miles from Nevada, one of those
rough-built gaming houses so common
throughout the mining sections of the
territory. A description of this struc
ture and its surroundings will convev
to the reader a better idea of the inci
dent I am about to relate. The build
ing contained but, one room, the en
trance to which was situated at one end, i
rL i - ii .. . ii '
wuu a large auooo nrepiace on the ,
other end, nearly opposite to the en
trance. On the large stone hearth
burned a wood fire, giving to the room j
a cheerful appearance. On the front I
at the right of the entrance, was a well-,
filled bar, around which were congre- j
gated representatives of different ua-,
tions, soma speculating on the success
others were discussing the general
tnniMnfiUJ.e Aiinn ,1ia h.. ni.i.
of the room extended a row of tables, wood-bly, as the sunshine danced in,
around each of which was seated a ! one lTnmmfr "aT. among the white pine
company of miners playing poker, and i tree "ranches. "Stay a while and rest
staking large sums of gold with as much ! "P?11 thls onght carpet of moss, and
coolness and apparent nnconeexn as if 7U me tor7- " ia ao qmet here to
thev were partaking of their evening da7 m he forest, that I am almost
meal A few mde scats occupied the j ftsIefP- J wish I conld get out into the
apace around the lire-place, and in the ! w,orW an.e 8ome ot the fine B'gh's
front portion of -tlio room beyond the I ".e.re- hot a gay time yon must have
bar. The cabins of the settlers ex-1 danci?8 about wherever you please
tended some distance to the front of Uo. mfnDB till night 1"
the spot, while the unsettled portion of i . -a? ,!aia thf, sunbeam, "I cannot
the country lay in the rear. i stoP to tel1 ?oa "f1 bave I bot, if
Ti.inur t i ' you care to Lear it, I will tell you what
The hill before nientinnpil njinte ah. i . -
ruptly from this position was
.. . v. . - . . . .
, " . t .7 KUlrV' "K"
muce lor iue iniritive. as iiia pvpnin?
.,, - tht ,.;,;..
Place lor tae mgitive.
' n7tn S.SHl It
."""K -"' . 8!,UUU,J. ,,
terrnpted by the entrance of
t . ' . ,.rin ;
. f'. Vj?. B...
der L. nn(1 kii4 ., 1 "
( der tlasic and bnUet pouch.
i . 'V;' i it-.Tl 'i'T .yer. liea Wlt" aell8.
. ZJi. l
J aeceptin- the ae-t courteously offered
Lim by one of the company, he seated
.uimseiiiiytue lire; resting one elbow,
on his knee, and dropping his chin into
; h,s hand, he sat gloomily watching the :
' fire a,t 'om4 m,ShtJ Srief preying ,
upon him. He mumbled incoherently
at times, and sat without changing Lis t
. position. The attention of the company
' csTuid h Dm those art rpI,flTl T dear
. taTe was direXl owar 1, the Vlac i it f?' mj, Pf.ing
, where ho aat T.t ; ISSh bat? out rf h,1 fUnJ 'em' , 1 ,h"
itjj9 iJZj.. f T" PaI?
! r . "eniauo-. as tnese . their rose-bnd lips, frowns clouded their
, -, j ,t f M ,c a,m has fair white brows and their bttle hands
' faile,i' J, am Wi,Lout fnend? or ! aU 1 "haU 1 U 11 ia
' Then taking from his side the flask,
he unscrewed the enp from the top, and
nnnn.1 it i,.i .
i . . . .u.v uu uauu buuio . -, , . . . . , .
parently tine Hazard powder, then ponr-' fj? f W,M .f " &?m .haJ uidenly
ing it carefully back, Le replaced the,r"iea 1 ,,V 0Ve,r . ..e8t
cap, and screwing it firmly ou, yelled, r1" n", i OI u'e suj 8tol7 t,,e 8nubeam
'Yes, I will die myself, and all ir i i ,
around me Khali die also " ' ! uJ ' C"1'1''". that no
' IIe .,. fl,.c , ' m i 1 it Rnn,am .ev'e,r h?9 ,s, a tale
in"coaIs The tumuU XS followed' ! JQ-Ar 'u.r, Magaz.n,.
" T't simultleZs with t
rasli net nf HiA Ktrnnn-or
escape to those
1. II. A - f
.T" " .V , 7 r"b"
were nuable to press
i 1. 1! ?' f. Z ii n JtJtlr Ji !
i Ti..rvim m-i i.; ;t 1
PilUt OI ,
tue rapidity of lightning he 'sprang to 1
the tablc8 jnJ craped from them the !
iithtuLhlr,AAlZJ;i Mwf I
in Lisat escaping thro uXone of tbe
' rear w;ndows. With desnerate stride
1 1' :"t ' V" '
nDon a faUen tree turned to anrvv thS
, breathlessly. watching the building, ex"
; pocting every moment that the contents '
( theLeated nask mj blow it to
i .1 t . ... .
1 a - "
biers, who returned to the saloon to find
ihe tables all clear! of the last vestige
' rof their treasure.
Icscnd of I he Aleutian Iie.
The natives of certain secluded Aleu-
tian isles retain a tradition concerning
North Pacific surrounded not a single
. .i . .1
isie among me vasi ranges oi me inie-
rior continent, a mighty giant lived.
j Dwelling in harmony with a giant bride,
each morning he ascended the moun-
tains from which the summits were
pluekcd for their daily food. Lakelets
formed their evening drink. At peace
with all the ontaide world, they reigned
collectinar mountains, followed the .
frightened spouse, hurling them after Lead me and I am still well behead
her with all Lis strength. ' For a time,me Bgain an1 x on', flt to
not one of these did harm, ana midway ; drink ; behead me once more, and I am
,n the sea the "stock on-hand grew ftimost a general ; bnt if still again de-
small ; so throwing one out, now and capitated only a vowel remains
then, he hastened on. Approaching the , Anxrer .- Whale ; hale ; ale :" Le f.
Kamtchatkan shores and summoning x '
all hia remain. no- ativntrth. hn ant th 1
last one whirling throntrh the air. and
,. . ' v.-
hanRtd hv exertion, desr.air and moe.
utfiieatu ll. isaua tuo iucaie&s wiie. - x.a
the giant also no longer held himself
against the waves, bnt sank into the .
sea. above which, till this dav. appear
the summit of all those sunken Alaskan
comet-like extension of the Aleutian
New Hampshire is said to reap $100,-
000 profit annually from the summer
visitors at live. Ana yet Aew Hamp
shire claims to
be a temperate and
"Shall f ever f nv old like traadmm ?
Onr little Vlhe amid.
"ahaU 1 fck turoutfb thuee fnunv
nuu w a eap ou my n"Ml
SU.il 1 be a vum aatd suftraui.
Ami never rlay or mil
ba-U I wear tooa. pokey dreaai a.
And vill U be good lull r
Shall I kaov bow deep in the ocean
Aud what makes the world o round r
VI bat bei-owe of the old moou,
A ud whera the fairlea are found
Aud if at the end of the rainbow
i here la reallv a pot of n Id ?
1m tlMtre any winter Ul henveu,
Aud will iod ev r grow old .'
Ah ? Nellie haa gained a knovb-di1
Oreater than earthly ken :
She is wieer now Ulan iTiulm.
Wine aa the wi.et men
For .he learn, at- the f eet uf ajiaela.
Afar in the npier fold ;
And we cannot Morrow, rememb'ring
Our darling will niivsib grow old.
I , v HAT ,IBJt Sunbeam Saw. "Stav,
! dear sunbeam, murmured a britrht
1 was ine nremest siirnt r -
i :.i i.i k
I "Do," said the wood-Lly, bending her
I "I was kissing awavthe tears that the
i -i -i . - . . . .
uigm nau ien upon a cluster ot climbing
looked w.thin and saw two dear little
I P1' ?J PT ?J
scattered about the room, and each of
the little ones had a doll clasped in her
I thought them lovelier
the birds. By and by they put np their
sweet bps and kissed each other; while
K brows, ind
I turning their brown enrh, to sh
A pretty sight, indeed, that must
Lave been," said the wood-lily.
"And now," continued the sunbeam.
"shall I tell you the saddest sight that
I have seen to-dav '"
The wootl-lilv bent ;!!
A 1 . '
P murmured the sum-
throneh the pine boughs.
breathed a cluster of
tears fell from their blue
ie stream lieside which
echoed the stream.
r,PPIeJ on wa-T- .... ,
, ? 916 . ! ,"allS the birds m the
Talk with Boys and Girls. Will
you allow one of your readers to lay
aside the dignity of young ladyhood,""
mill won T-s-tii t d9 li ! fvlt-a 4 Y
jva j u a i. iau avjava . a
Ii t care for rufhes and laeea. I jnst
Uon t Care lor mlhes and IaceS. I
,ike to Pnt. .n mT Piuk palico "J white
l in in an.l ll il r. a romn in hA
orMmnlnrmtU.lIm ,.1,1 1,.,, I W..
Zk the little
ones if I may come, for I
was a country girl once, and lived on a
B16"1 breezy farm, where there were
ul.:' 7.7. . . Jf . .
no,V,e'. w,u K-lTet, which w
lec storeuouse ot t.-easnres lor a
"wis ud bSSliS
iu mo );oou Old limes. e laugneu
the plain, narrow
skirts, or the fnll. sweeping trains, and
the tiny satin slippers, with high heels
that went through the atatelr "minuet"
j very gracefully in 1775. Aud the bon-
; nets, oh ! what funny bonnets thev
! were f Our little heads trot finite lost
in their ample depths. The. great, stiff
sunshades, and the bic black. Rnancr led
fans were all very beautiful to ns. and
1 we often ed played "train? to house-
I keeping" with a spinning wheel, a pair
of brass andirons, an old high clock, a
chest of drawers, two or three straieht-
j backed, ladder-like chairs, a silver can
dlestick. and aa old trooper's war hat
the dark corners. I never enjoyed a
i . ... . .
. cuy party nan so
well bnt even a dav
in that delightful garret was not to be
j compared to the long, sunny afternoons
on the hill-side the nm!1 down hv
' the brook, where mint grew higher than
, our curly head-t And I owned a Utile
cow. whose name. w "Sfjir-" an.l a
' Lttle pig named "Johnny; ahd a
coin useiui ana flflnovmni ! min
hir,.(i ..i i.:. i; i ' t .
i x V .. "ue-Mil.a ol an orange,
T).- 1 1
a pair ; one fifth of a
: VU T911110 01 P,ant4m v one-
81It.ul cnerry. ."Ahi what fruit ?
A nmrcr : Apple.
I Dr. Todd's last messao-e to hia chnrch
shalL Though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil.' And so I stand at the
gate Lke a litt.e child, waiting for it to
. open to give me a glimpse of the glory."
Gab'gnani says that Pere Hyacinthe
has abandoned the clerical garb.
Up in arms The baby.
Night lights Glow-worms.
A right angle Catching trout
A mineral spring "Jumping" a min
ing claim. , .
Spanish veils, at Rrnoiu-ls tl.ra.l net
have appeared. -
John Stuart Mill'a wilt ha inai Uwn
proved under 14,000.
the Emperor of Brazil stands six feet
four inches in his boots.
Feather trimming, it is said, will be
in fashion again this winter.
The Mikailn nf Jinan a.
not yet consider his country civilized.
The first l!Wr Fn'.la." ..1 :
said to have been owned by Robinson
The senior rini tit Hia stAntiA .1.
partment of Dartmouth College are sur
veying a rauroau line irom tlanover to
Oreffon farmer. are rmiwine vl..K
Their hay crop is donble what it was
iasi year ; aua their gram nearly one
The pearl fisheries on the Gulf coast
of Lower California, it is said, are likely
to be soon destroyed by the avidity of
Ladies just returned from Europe
wear the hair very plain and low on the
neck, a style, we are assured, "all the
rage" in Paris.
It Las been estimated that the cotton
supply annually increases four per cent
faster than the cotton-consuming popu
lation of the world.
New Haven, in the loss of her State
House, may console herself with the re
flection that she will no longer be the
snbject of capital jokes.
The Union Pasific Railroad is build
ing a snow plow to be driven by five
locomotives. They expect it to go
through drifts 20 feet deep.
Instead of asking what people will
think or say if you do thus or so let the
inquiry be, what will be the thought or
record -ivhich God will make ?
A Massachusetts editor is inclined to
approve an English teacher's plan in
examining schools to pass a newspaper
about among the children, and require
each to read from it and to explain the
allusion to events, institutions, aud
The captain of a San Francisco steam
boat is exceedingly popular with the
ladies, because he always puts back to
his port if by the aid of a powerful
field-glass, he can discern a female who
has arrived half an hour after the start
The new Trinity College building at
Hartford will hs.ve a minstrel's gallery
in its dining-hall, which will furnish
accommodations for about 300 people.
Each room in the college will have a
fire-place in which wood or soft coal
may be burned.
The Belgian Government, it is re
ported, has decreed that, in all the in
sane asylums of Belgium, locked letter
boxes shall be affixed to the walls, in
accessible places, so that the inmates
of the institutions may have the oppor
tunity, without the surveillance of the
asylnm authorities, of conveying any
complaints, proofs of insanity, or simi
lar matters, to those ontside the walls.
This provision, which cannot possibly
do harm, is certainly a humane one,
and seems a really valuable means of
detecting any of those acts of oppres
sion which sensational stories, and oc
casionally authentic testimon.es have
connected with the mysteric;i- world
inside "a mad-house.." "
The aged mother of the Count de
Segur is described as being a tiny little
shrivelled old creature, with nut-cracker
nose and chin, with eyes both dim and
blear, and little wisps of snowy white
hair sticking out from the oddest of
bonnets, at the time when "bonnets"
were still worn, dressed in the oldest
snd shabbiest of nondescript garments.
Attended by a "lady companion," much
better dressed than herself, she never
lost a "classical" concert, beating' time
to the immortal quartets and quintets
of Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn, with
her head encased in her large bonnet,
covered with shabby ribands and faded
flowers, her eyes shut and her whole
frame swaying to and fro nnder the in
spiration of her favorite composer.
Liberian- colonization has enlarged
the bounds of geographical knowledge
by making known the fact that east of
the territory of the Afro-American re
public there are populous tribes, having
the African features and hair, but light
brown in complexion, and considerably
advanced in civilization. They have
mines, and are fairly proficient in agri
culture and domestic manufactures.
They are Mohammedans in faith ; read
and write Arabic ; have public schools
in which the koran is taught to the
young, and many manuscript books.
They are in all respects far in advance
of the tribes of the Guinea coast Com
mercial relations are likely to be formed
very soon between them, the Liberians
and the British colonists in Sierra
A Kansas girl asks, 'Where is the
work of farmers' daughters appreciated?'
I am a farmer's daughter, and Uve on a
large farm where dairy and farm work
are carried on together. Few are the
moments I call my own, for mother and
I do our own work ; but I do not feel
that my work is not appreciated, for the
smiles and looks that accompany the
words 'Weil done from father and mo
ther are well worth a sacrifice on my
part, and amply compensate me. I am
inclined to think that many women
want to shirk unpleasant work and do
only that which is agreeable; but I
think, whatever work is given us to do,
we should work away at with a will,
without murmur cr complaint, hoping
for the best, and content with the allot
ments of Providence."
f A great many girls and women would
find unpleasant work tolerable if appre
ciative smiles and looks were a part of
their reward. Kd.
Adelina Patti, according to Vanity
Fair, speaks English, French. Italian,
and Spanish. Her favorite authors are
Dickens and Feuillet She reads the
Paris Figaro every day Punch and the
Illustrated once a week. Rossini and
Bellini are her best beloved composers ;
primrose the color she most delights to
wear. Nobody has ever seen her with
an opal, for she has caught from the
Russians the prejudice that this stone
is unlucky ; bnt she loves pearls, Brus
sels lace, sable fur, and black silk
dresses with mantilla a FEgpagnole.
As to other tastes, why deny that every
night after she has sung she sups off a
bowl of mutton broth, with rice enough
in it to keep the spoon standing up
right ; and the beverage that serves to
preserve her voice as pure as crystal is
not Clicquot, Grand Marque, nor La
fitte 44, bnt bow thy head, Gambrinus,
and ye, too, Messrs. Guinness 1 onr
own Dublin stout More glory to her
for the frankness of her choice.