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"WE."
"Whf n I was young, somo years ago
How many well, I do not It now
I formed a feeling ery lntenso
For u lady young, und rich, tind fair,
Who horo a pleasing business air,
And tilled an editorial cbntr
On tlio "Journal of Common Sense."
I wooed her long and tenderly,
And UBlted myself, "Does she love mcl"
I thought she did. I was elatu
With hope, for when Mio spolto to mo,
Bho always used the plural "ttc,M
As though wo were in a holy state
Matod ond married, don't vou seof
Ah me, how happy wo would bo!
Did the loe mo? Well, I confess
I thought she'd gladly answer "jes."
I plucked up courage, ashed if sho Tv
Would bo a little ttilfc to mo;
Bho prefaced hor reply with "wo"
I almobt Jumped uud hissed her.
And then she said in accents free:
"Ah that, ah that can never be,
But 'ue' will ho a sister."
Oh, miserable mo; I then did sno
Tho pronoun sho had used with me
Was only editorial "we."
Frank Pemraon, In Yankeo Made.
FREEZING TO DEATH.
It Is Pleasant, But Not So tho
Restoration to Life. .
A Mriuoriililo Night Jtliln In 31 ill no in tlio
Cold Winter of 1810 lti'murknblo Sagacity
l)lnplu.ted Ilyn llorHC
Torture.
"Freeze to death if you want to.
You will lileo it. Hut don't let any
body fetch you to aimin. That will
almost kill you."
That was tho strange remark mndo
by Captain K. L. Zclj of Unlontown,
who gravely declared that in tho terribly
rigorous winter 18:5!)-' 10 ho was
"actually frozen to doatb,1 which
declaration he supplemented with tho
above remark.
"Tho first bnow of that season," said
the Captain, "fell tho la&t week in October,
18:59. The lut snow of the season
came May 1(J, 1810. Between
these two dates there wasn't less than
six feet of snow on tho level all the
time, and where tho wind had full
sweep twenty feet was no uncommon
thing to see. Wo had eight months of
uninterrupted sleighing, and the thermometer
for live months was at no
time higher than twenty degrees
above zero, while most of tho time it
sported between lifteon and twenty
below.
"This was in Maine. I had an interest
in somo lumber that year up in
tlio Piscataquis country, and it was
necessary in February, 1840, for me to
go into that region and look after my
interests. It was a long journey, but
tho sloJghing wns like glass, anil I had
ono of (the boBt""ltornes that ovt Aiivcd. '
If ho hadn't been I wouldn't bo here
to-day to tell what occurred to mo on
that trip.
"Tho bocond day of my journey the
weather was as cold as twenty below
zero could make it, and was gradually
getting colder. ' 1 know I would
reach one of those queer little villages
common to tho Miiino backwoods early
that evening. There I intended to
stay all night and drive on next morning
to tho houbo of tho agent of tho
lumber property, twclvo miles further
along. I reached tho villago and
found that there was no tavern there.
Accommodations wero ollered me
as a privato house, but 1 was informed
that I could not obtain a drop of water
for my horso in tho en tiro settlement.
There had been no rain since winter
set in, and there wasn't a well or a
spring anywhere in the region in which
thero was a drop of water. Tho nearest
water was in tho Piscataquis river,
nearly threo miles distant, to which
what stock thero was in the village
was driven ovory day to drink and
enough water was carried back in
buckets to keep tho personal wants of
the villagers supplied. Jly, horo was
badly in need of water, and I couldn't
think of lotting him go all night without
a drink. So I ato my supper at tho
villago house, and, finding that I must
drive on to tho river if my horso was
to have his much-needed drink that
night, I mado up my mind that I might
as well keep right on to the agent's as
to drive back to tho villago after watering
my horse.
"It was a starlight night, but tho air
was filled with that peculiar frozen''
mist frequently noticeable in high,
frosty localities. As wo neared tho
river this haze became more dense, until
anally it was with difliculty that I
could see any thing ahead of mo. It
Was almost lileo passing through a
storm of scaly ice. Suddenly I was
thinking that wo must bo almost on
tho margin of tho river thero camo a
crackling sound, a loud splash of
water, and tho next second my horso
was floundering about in water, which
also covored tho sleigh and tho robes
and myself up to my waist. In that
thick banl: of ioy mist the horso had
plunged into tho river bolow whore I
had been told to cross, and had bioken
through t tho thin ico that had formed
since tho ico had boon cut away that
evening to give tho cattle from
tho villago a plieo to drink. The water
splashed about by tho horso soon
drenched tho rest of me, and in les
time than I can tell it I was coated
with a rapidly thickening armor of ice.
I guess my noble beast must havo
floundered at least n minute in that
hole before ho know oxactly what had
happened. When tho situation did
como to him ho becamo quiet, threw
hie foro feet up, and lodged them both
on tho ico with a concerted blow liko
a trip-hammer. The ico was thick,
but beneath that blow an immense
cako was broken oil' and carried down
under tho edge of tho ico below. Tho
horse swam onward, dragging the
sleigh with it, through tho rapidly-
f reo.ing slush. Once more ho pounded
tho ico ahead of him with his powerful
foro feet, und again tho ico yielded.
During all this time I was shouting for
help. I might, at tho first breaking
in of the horse, havo turned and leaped
back to shore, but 1 did not collect my
thoughts in time. It was now too late,
and even if it had not been I was so
still'oned by tho casing of ico that I
couldn't have moved to savo myself
from death. Tho horso kept on, and,
strange ns it may seem, broke a channel
for fifty feet across that rhor and
drew tho sleigh out safely on tho other
side. Then ho started off at tho top of
his speed toward our destination. Ho
soon struck tho road, and away wo
went.
"I knew that although ono danger
was escaped a greater was beforo us,
and 1 urged the horso on. My sleigh
robes and my clothing had frozen so
solid that if I had been encased in iron
I could not havo been more motionless.
My liorao was naturally jet black, but
his icy coating mado him stand out
oven against that frozen mist liko a
specter horoo. I could not move even
my hands. Wo wero not yet half way
to tho agent's hou&o when I found my
self grow ing drowsy. I could no longer
ue my voice. The clatter of tho horse's
hoofs and tho creaking of the runners
on the icy road sounded to
mo like thunder claps and weird, hideous
cries. 1 know llmt I was freezing,
but I labored hard to rouse. myywill
and fight with it against my fafo. The
stars looked like great coals of fire,
although beforo they could bo seen
but dimly through tho peculiar haze.
The trees, their branches covered with
snow, took on tho shapes of gigantic
and fantastic ghosK Still I preserved
till my powers of reasoniug. Finally I
found myself growing deliciously
warm. An indescribable languor, attended
with pleasant visions, took
possession of me. I heard sweet
strains of music where before only
tumult and startling cries had assailed
my ears. Still, knowing what
all this meant, I made one moro mental
ciTor to,8hakoioff the deadly spell.
ThatrrattluT A- .-,i
"I don't know how far I was awa
from my destination when I thus froze
to death, but I was aftor u time made
aware that I was boing called back to
existence by sufloring such torture as
tho victim of tho rack might feel.
Greater agony I could not feel. Suddenly
at my feet tho pricking of n
million needles assaulted my fleh.
Torturing mo at that spot a moment
until X writhed in agony, it dashed
quickly up- my logs, stopping t an instant
hero and there, as if. gloating
over my misery, and then crawled
with awful pain slowly upward, until
it scorned that tiny jets of tho Jlamo
wero being blown into my body, heart
und- biain. Tho intensity of this
agony was not constant. If it had
been I must havedied iignln. It came
in torturing waves. Each wave was
a trillo loss furious than its predecessor,
until at last tho storm wns
passed and I found mysolf a weak,
speechless, limp, and helpless mortal
lying on a robo beforo tho fireplace of
my friend tho agent.
"Ho had brought mo back to life,
but, as true as 1 toll you. I did not
feel it in my heart at tho time to thank
him for doing it. Wlibn I vii3 strong
enough to bear it ho told mo that soon
after going to bed he was aroused by
tho peculiar and loud neighing of a
horse. lie got up and looked out of
tho wirfclow. lie saw a sight that
startled him a ghostly horso with a
ghostly sloigh and a ghostly driver
in the rou'd beforo his door. As soon
as ho cqiltt recover himsolf ho hurried
Lout. Dlfepbvenpg that tho horse's
driver waSctpad, ho carried him to tho
house and laid him on tho floor and
then recognized mo in tho driver.
Knowing that if
mo nothing coujd, bo dono toward it
until this aTl)p.t an.d clothing wero
thawed uVhtyrihadot'he lire blaze
and Jil;iSit,t9HeM'escuo of tho
fuithfuJlWhdV lfad reasoned with
himsplf M'h inust stop at tho first
housohg!$u, o m that terriblo
night, mv. Jtifadertonded on
. y, juPm tiv
"By tho 'timohhbWe was cared
for I was invh1xpbi)bVouglit bade
to life, if it'pould'fcjbd, done. I was
stripped and rubbcdJirlBkly, with
for over an hour'beforo I gave
any evidence th'atrl might bo called
back. Then another hour was spent
in tho same treatment when a spoonful
of brandy was poured down my
throat. Aftor that circulation of my
blood began, and so did tho agony I
described. That suffering continued
for an hour and then I was
onco moro alive. And that coming
back over tho boundary makes mo
acho yet whenover I think of it. I
didn't mind tho dying. That, in fact,
was rather a pleasure. But tho coming
to life! If ever I f reozo to death
again I want it known that tho man
who resuscitates mo does so at his
peril." Harrisburg Cor. N. Y. Times.
CHINESE BRICK TEA.
AnAitlcIn Tlmt Is Until Toort mill Drink
to MongolltiiiH and Siberians.
It is well known that most of the
tcaintonded for consumption in European
Russia has been diverted from
tho overland routo and now goes to
Russia by steamer, either via London
or direct to Odessa. Tho finest tea of
all, owing to a prevalent opinion that
sea carriage impairs tho flavor, still
goes overland; Russians
are in tho habit of paying prices for
tea unheard of in this country, the
caravans would havo little to depend
on now if thoy trusted for support to
tho tea which still continues to go
overland to Russia. They rely, however,
on tho carriage of tho coarse
brick tea which is consumed in Mongolia,
Manchuria and Siberia. On my
way back to Pokin from visiting the
Great Wall, I met numerous large
armed caravans of camels, laden with
tea, and often preceded by a pictur
esque, fierce-looking lartnr horseman,
lance in hand, who glared, rather ferociously
at tho strangoforeign devil."
Tho demand for brick tea manufactured
at Hankow, threo hundred
miles up tho Yang-Tse-Kiang, and
Foo-Choo on the JUin, whenco it
is shipped to Tien-'l&in is great and
annually increasing, tho inhabitants
of Mongolia, Manchuria and Siberia
using it both as food and drink, while
sometimes it even takes tho place ol
currency, tho value of articles being
calculated in bricks of tea. In spite
of tho fact that this trade is so hopelessly
weighted by tho enormous
charges for overland carriage, tho demand
is so groat that moro than GO,-000,000
pounds, principally brick, wcie
convoyed overland in 1S87 to Mongolia,
Siberia and Russia, via Kalgan that
is to say, an amount equal to about
one-third of tho total annual consumption
of Great Britain. It is therefore
not difficult to imagine tho sudden
development which will take placo in
this trndo alone, when a not inconsiderable
proportion of the heavy overland
charges aro knocked off by the
advent of a railway. And tea is only
one of the many specific articles of
commerce for which this railway will
i- . ji iii.i A j in i
mtllUU UIl - i.iiiiif.
ior lusuuicu, wmccrTjiounu tviuun
sixty miles of tho capital, and now
costs from 3 to iil per ton at Pekin,
will probably bo reduced in price to
considerably under 1.' Blackwood's
Magazine.
THE MODERN PIANO.
A Condcnsoil History of tho Involution of
tlio Populur Instrument.
The piano, as wo see it to-day, is the
growth of centuries of invention. In
its infancy it was a harp with two or
three strings. From timo to time
moro strings wero nddtJd, and after a
while tho cithara was born. The
eithara was in tho shape of tho letter
P, and had ten strings.
It took many centuries for musicians
to got tho ideaof stretching tho strings
tieross an open box, but somewhere
about the year 1200 this was thought
of, and tho dulcimer made its appearance,
tho strings being struck with
hammers.
For another hundred years these
hammers wore held in tho hand of the
player, and then a genius invented a.
keyboard, which, being struck by tho
fingers, moved tho hammers.
This instrument wSjtillod a
or keyed erthura. This
underwent somo modifications and improvements
from time to time. In
Queen Elizabeth's timo it was called a
virginal. Then it was called a spine,
because 'tho hammers wero covered
with spines or quills, yJcU struck o"
caught the strings or wires and produced
the sound. From 1700 totlSOC
it was much, onlarged and irtprovod(
and called a harpsichord, and was
tho nstrumon(t, tlmt Lidy Washington,
RJrs. HuTniltqn and tho fine ladies of
our revolutionary tinios pluyed upon.
In 17l), BiirtolomeojCristofoJi, an
Italian, invented a ktpfcv keyboard,
$uch as wo have now stbstfaiilially,
which caused tho hammers tojstrfco
tho wires from above, mhU thus developed
tho piano.
In tho past I.jO years thero is no
musical instrument which has so completely
absorbed the inventive faculty
of man ns tho piano. The reason is
obvious; it is tho household instrument
par excellence. Toledo Blade.
Miss A. A. Crisp, a famous professional
nurse, who hud received tho
decoration of the royal red cross from
Queen Victoria, recently married ono
of tho physicians of tho Now Zealand
hospital, of which sho had charge.
Hor wedding gown was tho costume of
hor profession, and tho brldomaids
wore nineteen nursefa, all in uniform.
A.
AFTERNOON TEA.
8ald Mrs. G. to Mrs. D.
('Twoo o'er a cup of flno Bohca):
"Our pretty hostess yonder,
Has gained In looks surprisingly;
Sho ecciks as well ns well can bo!
What fa tho cause, I wonder?'
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FOR
CENTLEM!
WITHOUT TACKG OR NAILS.
that it is not necessary to go into detail
Allnudri's shoo m ide of tlielicst stock.
but hi of for In tin- uiarUt,
In made exprt&sl) for I'ollciuiui, Letter Carriers,
pnrposdj for maty wear, und should last a car.
ricmimii ndid for fertile ami tomfoit.
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Said Mrs. D. to Mrs. Q.
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And tried that famous remedy,
Which did eo much for you and roe
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body, tbertlore do not bo Induced to buy BhomtlKit
DO lloi. AS' name aud the price stamp, d on tin-
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MADE SEAMLESO.
The reputation of this Shoo is so well established
6S.00 GENUINE SHOE.
84.00 HAND-SEWED WEIT SHOE. Tin
83.50 POLICE AND FAKMEKS' SHOE.
Itallroad iikii and Faimcrs.
83.G0 IJXTKA VALUE OALr SHOE. Made
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