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Poetry.
Poetry. GIVEN, NOT HIRED.
BY ETHEL LYNN.
Wr. hired the roof abore onr heads.
And walls to gird as round.
The garden walk, the drooping vinef ' .
The roe ud blossom aaoaad; ,-, ..
But oh, that atreak of eonset elqr . " ,
Between the bnddlEfr tree, J '
Tfce moonlhrkta the tittle parei,
tWhhall wa pay tpr tkeoe. t. . ,
We'TJa mirst-raTio tfr da,'-'-'
-Wanee aoiea wedidnot bring; j ii -
An orioie triiii all the while, .
And saner rob'nt; fine; .-"'""
While tetlM back of Verereea .! ' .
A cat-bird, gray and any. i
A solo rives. Who pays the birds . .
Foe all theee-eongs Kot L
; !'' t ' .' 7--. j-.,
Jnst when the twilight tams to dusk, . ,
And reveries are sweet, '
A piping Toioe, exeedfog snulh v
-Susuils by ray idle feel. i- ;
A)d bids me lu-ten tolts tale t. '
-OT home and honebol d 1
Onr cricket, that we did not bring, u ;
The aong we did not hire.
v.-..? -
The rammer wind that lifts the leaves
Tbea arbnipeni soft and low. i
How rosea and syrinzae bloom, t
TTow sweet acacias blow, . - - ' ' ' ' '
Wirk entries of cbikBsh hoar r : - i
.laarden pathways sweat.
Who sends the sontbwind to mj aobr, '
"With ofl nnehodden feelf -' -r:1.)
' j .-, v ,
Kay, theee are gifa one cannot buy, r . .
Nor pay in marker pold;
O.ie debt uncancelled iwimul -1 ;.v
- When -cycle shall have railed, Ms . r .
So. lifting up a thankful heart . "
-To-kC Wao1w 1 err; f .-' '
Tbon knowest, Lord,icautet pax . t ; ,
For ail these thlDgs: not L"
Miscellaneous.
Fitted to a Half.
SoirE time ago, 'Minr in company with
a medlea roan, whom I will call Mr. R ,
"we fell into cone nation on -be use of the
tuicroBcope,- in the teaca?ement of which
he was an adept' "Mow,' said he, 'I will
tell yon a toiy of what happened to my-ielf-eae
which, I think, well iUustras
the importance of thi. instrument, to so
ciety, though I wis put in a very anpleas'
ant posiUon owins to my acquaintance
With it . . . . . .. .
I have, as you know, given a good deal
of attention to ccpafairve anatomy, es
pecially to the Btrnctnre of the hair, as h
appt-ars -under the microgeope. "To-the un
assisted eye, indeed, all hair appears Very
mnch alike, except as it is longer short,
dark or fair, straight w early, coarse -or
fine. Under the microscope, however, the
case is very .different,- the white man's is
round, the negro's oval.Hhe mouse's appa
rently jointed, the bat's jagged, aiid o on.
Indeed, every r animal has hair of a pecu
liar charactef, and, what is more, this cha?
racter varies aooordicg to the pact of the
body from which it is taken animportant
cjreumstance, as will appear from my story,
which it this: - ' -
"Iohce received, lettfr;.tiy, post, con
taining a fewjiairs,. wilha request ihat I
would examine thein,-id adding that they
wouldle called ft h; few 'days.'1 Accordingly-,
I eirbmiNcrl tha hairs to the mi
croscope, when I discovered' that they
were from the human eyebrow, and had
been bruised, r" I made a note to this efittct,
and folded it op- with the hairs in an envel
ope, ready for the person , who . had sent
them.. la a few. days a stranger called and
inquired whether I had made the investi
gation. ..'Oh, yes," J said, 'there they are,
and yuu will find them and thi ir descrip
tion In this envelope, handing it to him at
the same time. - lie expressed himself as
being much obliged, and offered me a fee,
which, however,1 1 declined, telling him
that I oonld not think of taking anything
for so small a matter; s
"It turned out, however, of more con
sequence than I had imagined, for within
a week I was served with a subpoena, to
attend as a witness on . a trial for murder.
This was very disagreeable, as I have ssid,
but there was no "help for it now. . . The
case was this.: A man had been killed by
a blow from some blunt instrument on the
eyebrows, and the hairs sent to me for ex
amination had been taken from a hammer
ia the "possession of the suspected mur
derer. I was put into the witntss-box,
and my testimony, that the hairs were
from the human eyebrow, and had been
bruised,' was just the link in the chain of
evidence which sufficed to convict the
prisoner. The jury, however, were not
easily satisfied . that my statement was
worth anything; and. it required the
solemn assurance of the judge that such a
conclusion . was within the reach .of
science, to convince them that they might
act upon it . ."
"One juryman in particular an old
farmer was very hard to satisfy. Docs
thee mean to say said he, 4 that thee can
tell any hair of any animal?' , I answered
that I would not take upon myself to as
sert positively tnat I could do so, although
I bulievedl could.- .'Well,' said, he, 'I'll
prove thee.'.. - -. .t .
. The prisoner, as I said; was convicted,
add, in the busy life of an extensive prac
tice, forgot all about -my obstinate old
farmer. ' About two years afterward, how
ever, a "person, an utter stranger to me,
called on me with few hairs screwed up
in a -piece of paper, which he asked me to
examine and report on. ' -?.- i ms.
Is this another- murder case f I in
quired : 'for if so, I will have nothing to
10 with it I've had enough of that sort
of work.', . i ; . - . ,
'JSo no,' .said he, fit is nothing of the
kind. It is. only a matter of curiosity,
which I should be. very much obliged if
vou would solve : and if yon will do it. I
will call or send for the result of. your ex
amination ra; a few "days 'time1'-'Having,
received this assurance, i onaertooa- the
investigation, --':;. .
" When he was pone, and I had leisure,
I put the hairs under the microscope, and
soon disco vere 3 that.they were taken from
the back -of a Norway rat. - ' i,: -.
-" Two or three days afterward, as I was
sitting in my - -consulting room; an old
farmer looking, jn&n was ushered in.
'.Well,' said he, Vfcusthee lookedat them
fcaiaf .- ... ,
" 'Tes.'I anawcrecL'ana I ffad that fbev
are from . ' the'.back.'of a Uforway rat
Welt,' exclaimed he so- they are. ' Thbu'
nasi iorgonen me, dux i nave iioi iorgox-tr-n.thee.
Does Jnee recolleefth'e trial for
m order tit 'L 'asriBew? 1 paVi I
would prove thee, and I havd: ibr-; thm
hairs come from t?e back xrt'ia rat's -skia
my snat aeut me 'from Norway.'. -So- the
old irentlemaa was quite satisfied with the
Dtoof te which he had nut me, and L as
yon may suppose w.us weU .pUsaeed that
mykili and. aagacity had stood such a
queer proof, as this,. and more, convinced
than, Fer . fit the . value of the micro
scope.""' . . . " ; .'. . ' -
.Here the doctor ended his story, which
f have CTveh as nearly' as possible in his
own words, and upon which I believe that
a thorough k0eAdene may.be- placed.
Let in the Sunlight.
Mrs. Ilenrv ,We rd Ceecher. in an article
in the Christian Uniori,on mistakes in our
houses,, SDueiflcs the. exclusion oi sun
liirht'as one; -Bhesavs:
- VVeVish the importance of admitting
the light of the- sun, freely, as. well as
building these arly awl late fires, could
-be properly impressed upon our house
keepers, i Ho article of furniture should
ever be brought to our homes too good or
.too oelvcata the sun to ee all day ione
Bis presence should, never be excluded,
except when so orient as to be uncomlor
table to the eyes. And walks should be
in bfight sunlight so that the eyes are
.nroteoied bv veil or oarasol. when incon
veniently; intense. " A sun bath is of far
"more importance in preserving a healthful
"condition of the body "than is generally
'-understood. ' A' Run Dath costs nothing,
- and that is a misfortune, for people are de
luded with the idea that those things only
- can be good tr useful which cost money.
. Rut wneniber that pure water, fresh air,
sunlight, and homes kept free from damp
rness, will- secure-yon , from many heavy
.bills of the doctors, and give you health
rior whirh nn monev can procure.
It is a well established fact .that people
who live- much in .the sun . are usually
Rtrrmtrp.r und ' -more hcarthv than those
whose occupations deprive them of sun-
A New York editor is courtim? an tin
timely grave by speaking of ex-Congressman
Sweat of Maine, as ex-Congressman
f erspiration.
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THE ENGINEER'S STORY.
BY G. L. CATLIN.
On a bitter cold morning to January, the
passengers on the" night express, due in
B at noon, awoke to look out through
the narrow window panes upon a land
scape white wlth'enow,; and to fcear the
wind howling dismally loud above tha end
less clatter of thee car-wheels beneath
them. -The snowwas mill falling fast, and
great clouds of it, caught up Upon the xale,
came dashing in .drifsB againsf the train,
enveloping roof, and platform, and window
ledge, and anon whisking.. awy jBgainj
leaving them as barb as a newly-swept
floor. t . No w and their a sensible retarding
of motion would tell -unmietakably that
the crest putting f.r nri forward, had en
countered soiu&sntQvy harrier, dluitcTt to
penetrate ; yet through ana on, ena away
again, moved the train, in the dim light of
morning, winding its dusky leEjth through
the field of otherwiss unbroken white, un
til day gradually stole upon the travelers,
and disclosed a scene so cold and forbid
ding Without; as W tiiTf'erve"?tTW tit-
keener East ta tie w&tm, . Kjzy .cmiort
within -- -
As the hours wore on, the .storm, tar
from showing any . signs of abatement,
seemed, if anything.' to Increase In vio
lence. Eight o'clock had arrived, and the
station where the train - usually stopped at
that hour for passengers to breakfast 'was
yet a matter of twenty mile r sa distant.
The snow-drifts ahead grew more and more
formidable, taking all the strengUi of the
engine to batter them down before it
Passengers bersTTto jrow tnieasy, pulled
out their watches, peered anxiously out of
the windows, consulted their time-tables,
tried to take aotof familiar landmarks by
the waskle, and assailed the conductor,
whenever he passed, with all sorts of ir
relevant inquiries, When suddenly :the
train slackened its speed ag du moved on
a little slackened morfr-atrtdn "tried to
move, and then stopped stock still, with-a
jar and- a. reDouna .wjuca . naa weu-iuga
863140100 unwary ones off their feet
Instantly there was a rush for the for-
ward cai, in ihe nope of ascertaining the"
cause of this unlooked-for stoppage. One
or two imprudent .ones undertook to
alight but on finding themselves waist
deep, were only too glad once more to re-
fain the solid footing of. the- platform,
eanwhile, the word- rarx dawn from
mouth to mouth, from "car to car,
Snowed in, Every moment the situa
tion, was 'growing worse," and the possi
bility of extricating' the train grew more
remote with each Keen oiasi ,inai came
piline a few more inches of fleecy wall
around us. Front and rear, and on the
side, the barrier each instant grew higher.
Spasmodic efforts now forward, now
backward, but each succeeding one more
feeble than its predecessor all proved
fruitless, and at length the great monster,
weary and exhausted, -eeasea t ncrce,
fiery breathing,' and the train lay still,
half-buried in the snow. T , . -...
Mean while,' upon impromtn seats, boxes
and logs, and barrels, a -merry' parry"" had
gathered about, the glowing stove in the
express car forward, -and were fmaking
themselves vastly comfortable under the
circumstances.
I've been thinkine, said the express
messenger, " that our friend Jim T ,
during his twelve years of running an
engine on -this road, must have run iip
against many a worse aa venture man mis,
my friends. So I propose we call on him
for a story, from his own experience. . ; t
That s a gooa idea, answerea Beverai
voices. ,
" Come, Jim, old fellow, said the con
ductor, "give us the story of that day
when you came 66 near going head first
over the P Bridge, train and all. I
never did hear the wnoie trutn oi mat
matter." -. . - , , , . ,
The engineer .looked into t thei fire
thoughtfully for a moment and a shadow
stole over his pleasant face,, as -he' answered.-
'V " ' ' ' 1 K
Well, boys, it's ten years ago since that
little aftair happened, but it never comes
back to mind without making me shudder
at the recollection of it I was running
No. 7, between II and B , at that
time ; .me ruau w 111 prime tajiiuikuju, iuj
engine had just had a thorough overhaul
ing, and altogether the duties were pleas
ant and easy enough, as one of our trade's
duties go. ' :' - -. : -
Well, on Sunday morning, I had back
ed down from the eneine-bouse to the sta
tion at H . coupled on to my train, and
was waiting for the passengers to finish
their breaklasl, ana get aooaraagn lor a
start One ay one theyteamo hurrying
out and I stood on the jilatform by the
tender, playing with. the children, whom
my wife had brought down to the depot,
as was her custom every Sunday morning.
to see rne olli I was Jiving in - II at
the time, Tor' that Way1 1 had a chance to
pass my evenings at nome, you sec i was
just giving my youngster a parting hug,
ana wonaenne wny uie nremaa suiyeu so
long at his breatlast wnenau ot a auaaen
I saw: a man, a stranger to me, jump
stealthily but quickly upon the engine, and
null the throttle the wneeis creasea, me
train moved, the loiterers on the platform
jumped hurriedly on . board, ; Qi-ck as
as tnougnt l piacea me cmiu ia us muui-
ers arnis,.and in anotner insiant was iace
to face With-the iutrudeT. " - -
"A smele look-umosd to tell me that
he meant mischief. A maa of herculean
stature, Jjere-Jieadid and fcantily attired,
with eyes glaring like coarsJof fire-, with
long hair falling downnpon his shoulders,
with sleeves rolled, up above his elbows,
dif playing- brawny, muscular arms, ana
with a wild, excit- d laugh upon his coun
tenancej was before me,' pulling the -bell-rope
violently, and taking apparently but
little notice or my presence. -x w. iesa time
than I have bet.n fejling it 1 had closed
with him, t -. r . i - .
" What are you duing r Are you crazy r;
I cried." ; ' -- ' : ; -
lie looked at me for a minute,, with
that same devilish leer -in his eye, and
pushing me back as if I were a feather,
said, atistracieuiy : ,
" ' Don't annoy me now," I beg of you
rmbusy., .. '.."". "I .
L summonea ail my strcngtn ana rusn
ed nnonhitn asain. for by this time the
train was well in motion, and the rate of
speed was momentarily increasing.
" ne let et Oi tna oeu-ruue. uuu, as
seized him by the arms, grasped -mine in
turn, and holding me in a vice-like grip,
looked me lull in tne iaca. . .. . .
Didn't I tell "vou. said he, in a harsher
voice than before, mat i cuan t wisa to
be annoyed ' - :
f I trlaneed into his face closely as. he
spoke, and then, for the first time, the
horrible truth broke in upon me the man
teat mod I
44 1 felt a shudder ma through my veins,
and great drops of cold sweat stood out
upon my face, as in a single momeat I re-
thongM of my littlechildrn,wao8e Kisses
were yet warm upon my face, and of that
long train behind us, full of passengers
little suspecting their peril. .Ail tne sto
ries I had ever heard or read of crazy
people and their freaks, flashed through
my mind in that instant, as I felt myself
pushed DacKwara to destruction.
"But no; quietly seating me upon the
bench, on the other side, he loosened his
hold and returned to his post saying,
tne same aostraciea voice as ax nrst :
""There, now! I dont want to be both
ptm ' ' ""
Bv this time we were dashing slonff
a firettv rapid rate,' and I could -see that
he knew how to handfethe engine almost
as well as I did myself. I jumped to my
feet and a third time he leaned forward
reach the throttle lever.
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to
; ,lFor GodVsake, stop her I I exclaim-
eZL ""Who are youT
" '.Me 1 ' he answered, with a quiet laugh.
lrm a practical engineer, workSt?; in the
interests of science. I've studied for year
and years, and yearsj and -now I want to
make an experiment I Don't interrupt
fie "gave rioe another look, full of wfld
determination, and then bo ret into a fit of
hilarious laughter.
fJrtnrl t o-nnd ? pood I he cried. But
she H dot better,' better,, better, by and by I
Now-he files f V. - - w 4 "
rr mvft tri throtflt! lever another
jerk-; tha engine I shof. away, faster than
ever, and trees, telegraph poks, fences
and hoosea waat by like iightning; :..-
- " Eor a Biotncat iaosK down upon my
aoot in ntviw rlMiwlr . Tn mAAfiiifs strenffth
with the madaifw was, 1 -gawj aimph sul J
cklal. A Btrnegle.conli only result m
vprtAin irstj-nr.tinn to mvself. and probabie
destruction to the train and all oa Jo&rd
of it But one possible chance ot regaining-
control of the ehiriiie presented itself.
and Ui4tW0ia4reauir.e,alit.he, nerve a n't
coolness 1 had in me. i must araw mm
into conversation, and watch for my -opportunity
to pin advantage, either of his
credulity orhls vanily, aurEcieutly to in
duce him to give me bis place. . Once
there, I must , trust, to . Providence and
my own courage to prevent further mis-
ChieC - -
" I scanned him closer than ever for a
moment or two. He neenied 1J nave en
tirely forgotten my presence r now jump
ing up, and ' laughing and clapping - his
hands; now letting more steam on; now
looking eagerly out ahead, - and murmur
ing : ' Better, better, better still 1'
"My heart was mumpmg'! against my
chest as I said : - - - - - a ,
" Yon seem to. understand Jour Imsi
ness pretty well, anyhow, my friend. Been
long at itr '. - '-- -.
" He looked at me, looked away again;
tat did not answer. - . .1 o . '
" 1 1 see you are a good,- practical engi
neer, asyon say, - continued, now
long have you been in the businessf
'"Yea's, and years, and years, I tell
you I' h'A answered. . ' It was I who fitted
out Pegasus, the winged steed. I who
gave that fellow,. Icarus, the wax wings;
but he- new too near uki ooi, ana mey
melted and let him down into the water.
Ua! ha! ha!' -
" ' I wish I only had your experience at
it' said I; 'what a team we'd make to
gether, pulling in the cause of science, eh ?'
. ."A new light an expression of un
speakable delight lighted up his face as,
catching ray words, he turned toward me
and, looking me full in the face, answered,
but so longer abstractedly r :- -,v
" '. Are you for science, too f
n " ' Science, every inch of me ! said L , ' -:
"'Give us your hand!' and he shook
mine with a fervor which sent a tingle to
my , very collar . bone. ' Hurrah for
science. You're the man Tve been search
ing for with a lantern these thousand
years. Toucan help me. But' and he
leaned and whispered in my ear, so dis
tinctly tliatl could hear every word and
letter -of it above the racket around na
' can von keen a secret J -
fjertamiy 1 can,' l replied, wnne a sort
of creeping horror stole over me, as I leit
his hot breath upon my face. . -
' You swear you can f he continued,
looking inquiringly into my face. - :
"'I swear I can ? said I, with a des
perate effort, looking back at him.
" ' Because,' he grated out, between his
teeth, 'if I thought you meant to betray
me, I'd tear your tongue out 1
"'Never fear one man of science be
traying another,' I answered, with a sickly
attempt at bravery. " 1 m your man!'
" Well, then, mind what I say,' eaid the
madman, apparently -reassured, and pull
ing from his coat pocket a bunch of dirty
papers, scrawled all over with lead pencil
marks. Here's my secret, the result of
hve hundred years' nard study. loyou,
as a' friend of science, I will impart it
But remember your promise !'
i " By this time I felt terribly uneasy
not only in . apprehension of my strange
companion's intentions, but on account of
tha alarming rapidity at which we were
moving. The madman was crafty enough
to keep his position upon the foot board,
ana 1 saw mere was no nope ot stealing a
march upon him in that direction.
"' Now, you see,' he went on to say, a
tangent from a parabolic curve goes on to
infinity,' and he held up one of the soiled
scrawls before me, pointing out the marks
upon it with his long, craw-utce lore
fincer: 'and infinity is what? Do you
know ? No ; but you shall. Do I know f
Yes ; and, in the cause of science, I am
going to show you. Speed, in locomotion,
tends toward inanity. Infinity is unknown.
The higher the Bpeed, consequently, the
greater the proximity to. the unknown.
Down where I've been studying, they
wouldn t -let me build my engine to make
this -experiment with. So,' and here his
voice fell to a horrid whisper again, ' I
came away secretly the other night, and
now ha! ha! ha! I've got a good engine
of my own ! Speed, speed, speed is what
we want By and-by we'll be ready for
the tangent; then infinity, -and then our
fortune is made forever !
" I saw that hope was fast' disappearing;
llis intention plainly was to put the en
gine to her highest speed, and send us
whising over an embankment at tne nrst
short curve. e had gone nine miles al
ready, although, only thirteen minutes had
elapsed since we left H nerved my
self for a final effort : : i
u Come.' said I. ' vour secret is a won
derful one, and now that I know it, I will
give you all my help to carry out your
plan. liut yott nave overlooked one im
portant pointi The tangent which will
quickest bring us- to what we are after
inhnity must be directed from a point as
near as possible to the base of the cone.
That point we cannot discern, unless you,
with your" superior insight into the prin
ciple involved, take apposition npon the
outside of the engine, and give me the
signal when to send her on.
" The idea seemed to- strike him.
"'Good! better! best!' he exclaimed.
clapping his hand, and-shaking mine.
' But mind, don't take your eyes off me I'
- Tnat l snaa v i said, fervently, as he
opened the window, and made a move
ment as jl.tq pass out .npon the .running
ooara.
"My heart beat high aeain. but this
time with hope and anticipation. Once
outside, ne would oe at my mercy long
enough for me to whistle down brakes,
snut on steam, ana reverse tne engine.
"Alas! suddenly ha turned, slamming
the window, and then, glaring upon me
like a demon, he hissed s ; - -
" " You've betrayed me! What did
tell you?" .!:: .
! "I trembled with horror.- r - -
" ' Come, coma,' I said; 'no- I haven't
Go ahead.: See! there's the curve, just
ahead. Hurry, be quick, or the chance
gone!' "
"'I say you've betrayed me, and Tm
going to kill you! I heard you whisper
my secret a moment ago !' and he came
toward me with all the frenzy and savage
cruelty of a maniac
" ' Now,' thought I, ' one last struggle
for lif or-death,'-and mustering-all my
force, I struck him a fearful blow with my
clenched -fist npon the forehead.
14 Still he neared mi 7 1 fth his- long,
bony hands in my hair. I staggered.
fell backward; my head struck against
something hard, my eyes grew dim, and
lay insensible." -.- '
The narrator paused for a moment and
passed his great rough hand across his
forehead, as if to drive away the terrible
memories his story had recalled. His
companions, mute with eager interest, only
drew themselves nearer as he resumed :
" T couldn't have kin there half an hour
for, whep JL came, to, the first object thaw
met mv view in me uisiaui mnuscHrxs w as
the white tower of the Methodist Chnrca
m N . I was lying orrmy side, between
flirt wiiilna and tendec with my head .half
over the edge.'' i ... . , r -
"Weak and exhausted from loss 'of
blood, which was still flowing from-the
wound upon my. head, J lay there helpless
and hopeless. "My eyes .-wandered, to
Where the madman was -cull -standing. , l
saw hira wiifc heightened. wildness on his
countenance,'his longhair .floating In the
-int tiphiiirl. bis eve clancin?TsserIy out
ahead, his lips muttenng words to ma in
eoilerem anu mesiHuiea. ; -irv am v
he-AVould daCca, end alap his hands w ith
a flendiih joy, then Settle quietly ..down
again to his sullen maturings. " ' . ; '
. i $ The rate of speed at which-1 we were
moving was absolutely frightful not less,
nould mint, man a nines uuuu-.c
feared -eVefyi lufrtant the crash would
send -me,; madman, engine, averyuiing,
whirling la perdition. -
iculties ptcw I
sl?onper. I becaa to realize, ia aU.iM iorceT)
the horror cf lor situation. What if he
should discover in rrto sgns "ef retunung
life? He would, without a doubt throw
me from the train. or dash my brains out
Meanwhile, where "was the conductor
Perhaps he hail been lft behind at II .
The brakesman -could Art aome of them
come to rescuse me? Had not onf wild
speed, our neglect of the usual stoppages,
to'd those on the train that something, was
certainly wrong? And why, , then, did
they not come to see Tf nat 11 was r oureiv
an end must soon come of thla horrible
affair, ia some way or another, .
t " Heavens 1 vt a sudden 1 rememoereu
a 'circumstance, the - thought of .which
chilled me to the-Very bone, aad well
might make me cry out m expostulation
and terror to the terrible being befortf me.
We Were rapidly approaching P
bridge, spanning the awful chasm through
which, far below, the T river leaps
and plunges, in three successive fallvto
the quiet level of the valley below. I had
in my pocket at that moment a -copyof a
telegraphic order from the Division Su
perintendent stating that the westward
bound track on the bridge wouid that
morning be taken up for repairs, and di
recting all trains to switch off on ap
proaching the spot, and cross on the east
ward bound tracs.
" In a moment all the horror or the im
pending disaster broke upon me. Should
this maniac persist in his mad purpose
only ten minutes longer, he and I, and all
of us, would be precipitated headlong
downward through the- air,- crashing
through the timbers, cars and engine with
us, to be dashed to atoms upon the piti
less, jagged rocks below. Oh, how I
prayed in that moment for forgiveness for
all the wickedness of the past With
what unspeakable tenderness I recalled
the parting words of those dear ones
whom I might never see again, and how I
inwardly asked God to watch over them
after I was gone. , I wondered whether
they would ever find as, or know the real
cause of the catastrophe. Eagerly I
watched the familiar landmarks flitting by,
as on, on, on, we dashed, faster and faster,
toward the death and destruction which
now seemed all but inevitable. ' 4 "
"I heard a cry of wild jny from my
companion, as gliding like lightning
around acurve, the valley, and, in the dis
tance, the massive bridge, were first dis
closed to his view.
"'Now! now!" he shouted-.. Here we.
are come, at last! Science, and lnnnity,
and all the ' unknown, are mine, mine,
mine, forever! He betrayed me, did he?
and he died like a dog ! Ha ! ha 1 ha !
"And he danced and screamed with a
horrid zest, which-mocking my anguish
and terror, only made me more desperate.
I tried to move a pang of agony shot
through every nerve, and muscle, and
fibre in my body I sunk down again, in
utter despair, and closed my eyes, waiting
for death to come and end it all ! .
" Crack crack whiz whiz a scream
a shout another crack another whiz !
I opened my eyes once more. The madman
had fallen upon his knees, and with the
expression of a demon incarnate npon his
face, his two bared arras stretched above
his head, his powerful form- writhing in
horrible contortion, was gnashing his
teeth, while his eyes protruded from their
sockets, foam oozed from his lips, and a
stream of blood, ever so small,, trickled
down his shirt front .
" ' Come! come ! come quickly ! -1 called
out, as loudly as I could ; but my' feeble
voice was drowned in the clatter, and I
saw the monster,-weak and ' wonnded as
he was, tura and crawl npon his knees to
ward me.
" ' Come I - for God's - sake, . come !'. I
screamed ; but by that time his clutches
were upon my throat and I looked up
ward to the clear blue morning sky above
ub, to feel my breath ' growing slower and
slower, as the cruel grip grew tighter and
tighter upon ma , '!'-'
i ! -'? II:
"The coarse, talon-like grip relaxed of a
sudden, the din grew less and If S3, and the
welcome shriek of the whistle fir down
brakes sounded in my cars like the"voice
of a neS6enceT from God, calling me back
to life, and loved ones, anu an mai -was
dear.- I full mvself lifted up like a child
in trvo pairr of $Vut friendly arms. : I
heard sobs, and shouts of joy, and the
movement, of many feet about me, and a
voice whispered lovingly in my ear r:
"'Saved'; ' " " -- :
The Sabbath.
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The following remarks of Hon. Thomas
Kussell, Collector of the Port pf Boston,
were made attire recent anniversary of the
New England Sabbath -Association, held
at Mount Verncn Church, Boston : ,
" I shall pitch my remarks in a low key.
and aim at nracticaL points. I speak of
the Lord's Day as made for men, especially
the working-man, whether he works with
his hands or his head. ".It; haa been pro
fanely said, 'If there, were no Supreme
Being, it wpuld .be necessary, to' invent
one.' -We may say ; -if the Sabbath be not
decreed bv revelation, it. must be enacted
bv stAtiUc Man net da stated times of
rest la order to have rest he must have
quiet Therefore, we must "agree on a
time when all shall rest, together, and, in
order to be effectual, that agreement must
take tne lorm ot law.
"Every sentiment faith, tradltion,which
sustains the law, makes the rest more com
plete. Again, rest is found not merely by
giving up work, not by talking of busi
ness, not even by reading secular- news in
religious newspapers, but by turning our
whole current .of thought away from the
affairs of the world. . - .
" New England shows the value of the
Sabbath. - Here and in Scotland it is most
strictly kept Hence comes something of
tha tbrtft, energy, endurance, which mara
the New Englauder and the Scotchman.
The enemy of the Sabbath is the enemy
of the human race, especially or the Wora
in frman. What would it avail him to pass
a ten-hour law, or an eight-hour law, and
rob him of his day of rest ? Yet the same
men are contending for these two 're
forms.-' - -
" Let us be practical Some men, some
ministers, not believine in the texts on
which the ' Christian Sabbath is gener
ally defended, assail it even from the pul
pit But is Sabbath-keeping a practical
danger? - How many families in this State
have been ruined by it? And .again, ia
which parish of New England is excess
iaith the prevailing sin?, it you srumDie
over some text in Genesis, or Exodus, or
Deutroenomy, read with me the chapter
daily life, and human need, and romrrion
sens. . Cease your ettacks, not from fear
of God on Sinai, but for the sake of man
on his footstool.- : - - l
r " I have pleaded for the day as a need of
humanity.; If you believe, with the masa
of JhribUan men, that it has the divine
sanction, it is but one more proof that our
Father, loves ns better than we do our
selves as he knows tts better than we do
ourEelves.v
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MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
r Tb&Dbar Departed Vebisori.
of
" Steps TjpwAhDr Going to bedV
' "WcH-aoii.ri5yTHRriAOs''r-A shirt
' " Taxes j-rom JIeatL 'TrrE''--Chinese
,rrnenes.', ;-" " cA i-
Tb CrTE APCTT AlfO' LOSOEST COHTEt-?
AKCE-kA train of thought i-; i .':
-. NoW is the time to insure, in the Mutual
Lifc of Chicago. -,:.7 h.-. -4
Toe. St ton ia HeraU wants "a. real good
boy to make a devil ot". .'.'"". .
OrruiiyU was hot a lawyer, although he
was a tawny-general of. Venice. " '
A eeSTtEsiAH of Medford, Mass., IsTiotr
repairing hl bouse, which was built 237
years ago. 1: a r- .. : '.-:.
Five hundred and twenty-five thousand
six hundred trains : leave .London in the
course of one yearv j . . . " ; . .
' A graveyadd inscription in Kenne-
bunk. Me., "reads thus.' "Poor Joe! his
hed is level now, if it never was before."
' Jake BoFrirxs says : My wife'a the
most poetical -woman alive; leastways,
she's always a erc to me, you bet!". .- ,
A widow holding -a policy on her de
ceased husband in the Washington gets
the money herself. It cannot be taken for
bia debts. ' ' 1 : : " ' '- '
? SAiris the subject of the school
boy's latest composition: "The salt is a
spice which spoils the potatoes, if you
forget t" put it on." .. ..
. Tna Govef cor of the District of Colum
bia received one thousand applications for
one hundred and thirty-da offices at his
disposal in Washington.
-.- Whenever a preacher has preached a
sermon that pleazes the whole congre
gashun, he probably has preached one that
the .Lord won 1 inaarsc. uming.
A cuiiiOTS fact about book-publishing
in the kingdom of Greece is, that, of every
book published at Athens, nearly three
times as many copies are sold tat of the
country as in Greece itselC ' . ; -
A ClEVBLakd merchant lately received
a package labeled, " 1 box Tom. Cats." It
took him some time to decipher the. fact
that the inscription meant a box el tomato
catsup." . " " '
No less than two hundred and twenty
four life insurance companies have been
wound up in Great Britain within the last
twenty-six years. This ia twice as many
as now exist there. - . . ....
The landlord of a tenement house la
Boston actually called on the person who
rented it the other day, - and asked him
what repairs he wanted made, and what
makes the matter stranger, the landlord
was perfectly sane. . . .
In New York, a boarding-house land
lady recently claimed $75 damages against
the property of an ex-boarder because of
his dying in her house, and thereby injur
ing her business.. . The jury would not
grant the claim. - .:.-
A yotruo gentleman of Pittsfield, Mass.,
has recently involved himself in difficulty
by .stealing empty: bottles from the back
door of a drug store, and then carrying
them round to the front door and selling
them to the owner. 1
The appearance of Mr. Darwin's book
on "The Descent of Man" has been fol
lowed, the London papers say, by a great
increase in the number of visitors to the
monkey-house in the Zoological Gardens,
Regent s Park. "
A shoemaker in Fond du Lac, Wis.,
whose wife recently presented him with
an heir, has run a wire from his bench
and attached it to the cradle in the next
room, and, when the baby cries, the father
keeps step with his foot to the music of
the lap stone.
It is said that the salary of President
Eliot of Harvard College, is $3,2U0, and
of the chief cook of the Parker House,
4,000. "There is nothing very alarming
in this statement" says the Boston 2Varei-
Ur ; "it only suggests that there are more
men ntted lor the presidential chair 01
colleges than are capable of taking charge
ot the Kitchen ot a nrst -class Hotel.-
Many tenement houses in New York
are built now with 6tairways reaching to
the roof, so that tenants have only to open
a door, instead of raising a scuttle, when
they want to visit the house-top. The cu
rious triangular coverings of these stairs
are visible on many rows ot city build
ings. ..... .', . .
' A funny limb of the law had an office
next door to a doctor's shop. One day an
elderly gentleman of the fogy school blun
dered into the shop. " Is the doctor in ?'
"Don't live hero,'-, said the lawyer, who
was In full scribble over some old legal
documents. "Oh, I thought this was his
office." "Next door." "r"ray. sir, can
vou tell me has the doctor many patients?''
"Not living." The old gentleman told the
story in the vicinity, and the doctor threat
ened the lawyer witn a noei.
An enthusiastic lady who takes part in
the religious exercises in the St Louis
Central Jfolice stations, tsunuay mornings,
told one of the parties she found there, on
a recent Sabbath, that she was glad to see
him sober once, as she could see by his
looks that he was then so; and after she
had spent some little time in urging him
to reform and lead a different lite, closed
her discourse on beine informed tliat tne
subject of her solicitude was a minister who
had been, invited to assist in the exercises
of the day. , . . s . , .
A gentleman in Canada gives a history
of a battle between two swarms of bees,
recently. ' One swarm, he says, took forci
ble possesion of their neiffhbors' barracks,
and as tha attacked defended their rights.
a furious fight commenced, and the battle
raged from 4! tin a p. m. n exx morning,
na ti.R nn armeared. the battle was resum
ed, the marauders appearing .not lu good
condition, yet showing great pluck. The
Mrn&ra continued without intermLsion
till 10 a. m, wnen nunureas 01 ueau uouiee
lay on the plain. At 11 the battle ended,
when there was not one of the attacking
- . . ,.jj 11 3
parry left to tell the tale.
Profkssor Morse tells an anecdote of
his early struggles. When he was in
Washington, employing all his energies to
obtain an appropriation from the govern
ment to erect a -line from Baltimore to
Washinirton." he had his instruments at
, nd nf th Oanitol to demonstrate to
the members; of Congress the feasibility
the plan. He says : " 1 talked to mem, ex
plained the working of the instrument
hour after hour. I gained many adher
cntc Btm T Raw fhat manv were incredu
lous, and many even scouted at the idea
as preposterous, ana pronouuucu
alrnmnt na tha tAV of a crack-brained en
thusiast It was toward the close of the
session, and there were still about two or
three hundred bills yet to be passed before
thev came to mine. It was late at night,
n.f fln.iw T mve nn in absolute despair,
nri'ioft tho PMnitnl bnildine with a sad
heart I was bankrupt having expended
all that I had on my discovery. 1 wsikiu
down the Capitol steps with exactly fifty
cents, all I had in the wor'd, and a more
disconsolate individual it would have been
-hard to find.. After a wattiui mgns
arn in thn morn in 2 to find my bill pass
ed, and a new era in the history of science
commenced.' Professor Morse is now
his 81st year.
The Chinese Language.
In learning fh 'English a child Jhfgjna
with letters, but in Chinese he begins with
syllables, bectuso there are no leltors, for
what we should 'call . letters 'are words.
Instead of" bur" twenty six k-tters the
Chinese have about five hundred syllables,
and these are ooubined.togsther in aa n(
mt infinite formation, to make their i I j
ox sixty thousand worda, each of which is
repiesented by a separate .character. Tram
the paucity of their syllables, they have to
give them- a great-' many meanings, as, for
instance. Rev.- 8. H. Brown informs us that
the syllable .has two hundred, and
twelve significations,' "ching 'one' hundred
and thirteen, etc. Hence, if one China
man says to another (imply Maey he may
mean any one of two hundred and twelve
thmirs, w hich "s practically nothing, and
he hav therefore, in order to limit it some
where, toj speak' another syllable' of
kindred mcanfug, cither befbre-or after it
These two sylfcbles (sometimes three); he
utters so quickly together that they form
one word as much as in English, which
fact makes it ioaccurate to call the Chinese
a monosyllabfe language.- fn other words
the arrangement ol syllables in English is
inevitable, aa that in caso of the word
"incomprehensibility," fur instance, we
cannot write any two of the syllables to
gether to make another word, while the
Chinese (supposing it had so long a word,
though it has none longer than three syl
lable), can pick it to pieces and make
perhaps a dozen, perhaps two dozen, new
words. , .
Let me use homely illustration.- Sup
pose two Chinamen sit dowa on opposite
sides of a table, one of them with five
hundred little blocks, each of which is
furnished with glue on both ends. He
minht-pick up and show to the other any
of them, and he would call out any one of
its dozen or hundred meanings, eacn oi
which has its own symbol or character;
but in order to communis it e any extended
or precise information, his friend must
glue them together in couples or threes.
This' is why the Chinese is not aa it is
usually called, a monosyllabic language.
W e can say in .ngiisn, r i went to town
last night and found my friend, and went
with him toee the play," all in monosyl
lables ; but it is impossible to express in
Chinese anything but the very shortest
sentences in words of one sylable, as "I
say" (ngo ihao), or "Who are you ?" (ne the
timet) A rapid speaker in English docs
not separate his syllables by greater inter
vals than he does nis words ; neimer uo
the Chinese. The error of calling the
language monosyllabic has arisen from the
fact that ia writing, the Chinaman makes
one cumbrous and complicated but solid
character for every word, but that word
may, nevertheless, be spoken in two or
three syllable.
But 1 will skip over these less interest
ing mechanical details, and come to gene
ral facts. One advantage the Chinese has,
amid its appalling difficulties, is the sim
plicity and Engliah naturalness with which
tne woroa are arranifeu in wutcuuea. it
has no strained and cumbersome involu
tions, by which one word qualifying an
other is found two or three lines distant
as in German or Greek, and especially in
Japanese : but the words are built up one
npon the other in the simple, easy succes
sion of nature, in what Max Mueller calls
the ' architectonic order. T hus to trans
late as literally as possible the" sentence
tien yan hen-vu, Uing n&a tne ho ya-
inn; reads, " Jleaven will rain, pieaae you
find umbrella. Then, to omit tne cninese,
we have this: "Jr lease you. to-morrow
come my nouse eat rice. - .
T o sum it all in a word, u umnese were
only written with our letters, it would be
easier for a third person to acquire than
Encrlish itselt It is delightful for its
childish simplicity in that respect for the
absence of prepositions, conjunctions, ad
verbs and others of those dreadful " parts
of speech," which were the nightmare of
our school days, no declensions, no con
jugations, no moods, no tenses, no first
second and third person singular ano piu
ral, no gender (except by the addition of a
few particles in certain cases): nothing
but these little naked, innocent bita of
words strung along together. If you nno
a verb it never has but one form, instead
of the seven hundred or more of those re
morseless Greek verbs in mi: if you have
noun, it always remains in the same
shape. - - - - '
Building a Light-House under Difficulties.
cultie.
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The English Government has built a
litrht-houte upon Wolf Rock, winch is
situated about nine miles souinwesi oi
Land's End. The surface of this rock ia
very rugged ; consequently, to land npon
it is at ail times a very difficult matter.
As it is, moreover, in deep water (about
twenty fathoms on all sides), and exposed
to the full force of the Atlantic Ocean,
terrific sea fulls upon it as may readily be
supposed. From this cause the building
of the new light-house has been no child's-
play. The light was hrst exhibited on tne
1st of Janury. 1370, and has since burned
regularly every night, from sunset to sun
rise. But the structure haa taken nearly
eiffht vears to erect On the 17th. of
March. 1862. the workmen first got trpon
the rock, to cut out the foundation ; but
owing to the insecurity of the foothold,
and the constant breaKinz oi me suri over
the rock, stanchions were obliged to be
fixed in the rock where the workmen
were dirreinz. and each man worked with
a stfety-rope lying near him, one end
which was attacued to me nearest sianca
ion. .An experienced man was always
stationed on the summit as " crow,"
look out for the sea, and give warning
when a wave was likely to sweep over tne
rock ; when the men would hold on, head
to the sea. while it wasbed over mem.
Then, when the wave had passed over, and
there was a temporary lull, picas, nam
mera. and Inmners. some over twenty
pounds in weight were frequently found
to have been washed away. An addition
al danger to the men was in the necessary
blasting oi me roca wun guuj-vwuci
their only protection from the showers
shattered fragment oiroca, Deing a tem
porary pent-house, formed each time they
landed. In building light-houses, the pro
gress of the work must always dtpend
upon tne numor oi me weauier.
often it is impossible to land on the rock
at all ; and, when you do, yoa may often
find a large portion of the last day's work
washed away : and this has to be done
over again. In the eight working seasons
ownnied over the Wolf-Rock light-house
there were two nunureu auu biaijt-dia
landings; and of time spent in labor, eight
hundred and nine and a half hours being
or, i r nna hnniired and one worKinz-
days, of tea hours each, for the erection
the tower, in tms ugui-nouee, a wg-wu
weiphinir five hundred weight is fixed
the lantem-gaiiery. ii is eiruca. uy .
hammers worked by machinery. For
purpose of giving the signal a distinctive
character for the station, the machinery
orrun iron for Rtrik:nf the bell three blows
in quick succession, at intervals of fifteen
. . ft 'i i: it:, link!
seconds. The cost oi oiuiumg uia
. rrai.lriic tha exceDtional diffi
culties, may be reckoned moderate being
about sixty-two thousand seven hundred
and tweniy-six pounas. js.jicum ver
nal. '
- a rvrt ruii arldictcd to scientific
quiry his discovered that 33 days complete
the cycle ot me potato uug .
that seven hundred of the critters are
average product of one female, from which
the family grows in the second generation
to 245,000, and in the third to 5,700,000.
There are not ciphers enough in any exist
ing type foundry to express the nweber
the tenth generation.
Youths' Department.
Youths' Department. LITTLE HOME-BODY.
Imi lTm4xxt H wither1 w pec. i;
Kaire-t and aweefeet ef hqiuekeepere ye, t . j
rp when the rnses in iroldeu Il2tit peep, lw"
ilelpiDic ker mo bar to ant and to. aweep..j ,j e
Tiiiv and prim in her apron acrt sjown,
Brit-kiest ot eyes, of te bomiie't.browk? 5 SI ,
Times! ai'ueA aud needle to neet, , - '
rattarn oi womanhood, down at my fcett'
. . . . is- i v.- 1 .K.,
Little Home-bod Is crave and demnre. - ...
Weeps when yoa speak of the wietched and poor,
Tooatrn sne can mtura m ne mernesi waj ;
v mie yon are uiiut a una mat is jrajr. ,
Lilr that Moo ma fn some lone. Tesfroookr
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Sly Hula Lide-away, mow-aided hraok;; t -,-
Fairies are tlue, where toe silver dews fall; '
Home fairies ipse are the best at lien all St1 C
Youths' Department. LITTLE HOME-BODY. —Marry's Museum.
Youths' Department. LITTLE HOME-BODY. —Marry's Museum. ROSE.
of
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Rose is a black eirl eiefrt years old", and
has hair so curly that it fairly kinks, and
a nose as fiat aa- yours le, -little darling,
when yout press it against tha window-
pane, to watch for papa s coming home.
er lips are twice as thick as yours, and
as red as 'cherries r1 and when rbe laughs.
which is every two mmntesianae can be
seen a -row ot tec in as woite as snow, and
as even as a row oi pins -
And and! iiowsnaii j. tei you now
black Rose js? O, "I know; just look
down at your little shoe,' the -one yon
have-worn long enough tt. take the first
gloss off, and there yoi, ha ve.it, --"As
V. 1 .. 1. nA tha, ia Pn.Aa aaU
Hose doesn t like lunucn being so black;
and she runs out of doors without any hat
and sits whole- hours in tha sua, hoping
she II fade out, " like ALiae JLovegro? old
calico dress." -, .
Rose has the care of the chickens, and
calls them hers. She feeds them" twice
every day, and -fcives them plenty of nice
tre3h water to dnnK. une day sue came
running in and said .
" (J, Ansa .Lovegro , 1 wisn l was a
chicken, like them little white banties;
d give anytning it l could only oe oner
" Why don't you play yoa are oner"
said Urn. Lovegrove. " I think yon could
manage to roost on a pole, if you tried ;
you know you can do almost anything."
O, Miss Loyegro, can I try?"
And when she was told that she mipht.
she hopped np and down, for joy, which
so Irierhtened Tabby, the cat that she
jumped out of the window, and- over
turned a nower-pot ana went racing aown
the garden path, as if a great black dog
was after her.
, That night when everything was quiet
and it was Rose's bed-time, instead of
going up to, her own little chamber, she
stole somy out oi me oacK uoor, aown
the path, behind the barn, to the hen
house. ; : - I v T
She was a little afraid of the dark, which
made her hurry the faster, and in a minute
she had unhooked the hen-house door,
opened it and walked in. it was very
dark inside, and Rose said to herself
" O; dear. 1 wish 1 had brought a light j '
then she thought " Why.hensdon't have
no light to go to bed by ; what a gump
you are, Rose Wallace, to want a lamp!
You'd better get on to your perch and go
to sleep - . - v-
So she clucked a little, as near like a hen
as she could, and slapped her arms against
her sides, as if they were wings, and look
ed up to the roosts, and wisnea sne couia
get up.
barrel and stan'pn."
So she rolled a barrel under the perch.
and nn she 1 unified, hrst upon the barrel
and then upon the perch.; But all she
onnld da. she couldn't stay on. She would
slip hrst one way and men tne otner, and
then down sne wouia go 10 me gronnu.
" Dear me ! I ve hurt me awtul, sne
said. "It a'most as hard to be a hen as it
is to be good. I dedar for it, I don't see
how them hens stick. ' . -
After awhile, by trying very hard, Rose
at last found herself roosted in a corner,
with her back against a beam,' and one
hand holding on the window bar, and
feeling pretty comfortable, and quite se
cure, she thought she would try and go to
sleep. . -
" Taint quite so easy as a neu, dui i u
soon get used to it, and then it's so nice to
be a hen. I's a good mind to try to fly
down. I would, if I wasn't afraid of hit
ting that barrel. Law'salive, how did that
yer barrel come open end so? I must have
tipped ft over. De very first thing I'll do
in the mornin' is to crow, iust aa loud aa I
ever can, an' then I'll go stan on one leg
in the sun, the whole hve long day.
And so thinking and thinking, pretty
soon she began to dream. She dreamed
that she was" a splendid great hen, with
gold feathers, and diamond eyes, and a top
knot as high as a barrel, and made of
feathers of the gravest colors, which kept
a nodding, and glancing, and waving in
in the wind, and which so overhung her
eyes that they made her quite dizzy to
look at ". - ..i
, She tried to look down to the ground,
but she couldn't keep her eyes off the
feathers, and she was growing dizzier
dizzier everything seemed to be whirling
round dizzier dizzier round and round
until by and by she whirled herself upon
the edge ot a high bank. - - . ,
Round and round sne weni. untu sue
whirled herself off, and then round and
round, down and down she went until she
brought up, with her neao aown in a uar
rol &nit wide awake.
There she was with her heels in- the
air, and her head at the bottom of the bar
rel. Bha could not get out . She forgot
all aboutcrowine ; besides it was still dark.
So instead of crowing she screamed :
ML Loveero Miss Love rro!"
That frightened the hens and they flew
down, andf cackled and squawked, and fluttered
about tintil such a noise was made
that it reached Mrs. Loveerove'a ears, who
had not yet gone to bed, lor it wa3 only
nme o clock.
She called to her husband.
" Oh, dear, aomebody's stealing our
bens, or a ferret has got in and ia eating
them.- Do go out quick and see what is
the matter, and I'll go out and hold the
lantern." "
So nut thev went and then Mrs. Love-
jmjve knew Rose's voice and screamed,
- yv nere are you, nose .- -"Here
I is, Misa Lovegro," in a barrel, in
the hen-hocse. Do take me out
So they opened the door, and there were
the hens, frightened half to death, but
there in tie corner, were two black feet
sticking out of a barrel, and that waa all
there was to be seen of Rose. .
So they pulled her out. and set her cn
her feet, and away she scampered to the
house. .-'-'.
Then Mrs. Lovegrove remembered what
Rose had asked her in the afternoon and
laughed" heartily to think Rose had taken
her in earnest
After a good washing, Rose crept up
her own chamber, aad as aha went said,
" Good night Misa Lovegro', 'taint no
risa trvini tn he anvthin? vou aint
d'clar for't I'd rather be Rose Wallace, than
the prettiest beauty in that coop." yonii't
WlnltVv a -
"1 d ciar, said sne, taint no use vyin
to fly with nothin' but arms. Wish I had
some feathers! Nebber mind, 1 I'll get a
Value of Time.
in
the
in
I would rladlv Impress upon the mind
of every young man and maiden the value
of time. Not so much, of weeks and
months as of hours and minutes. They
are the golden opportunities that are
irretrievably lost to many. now uuu
you would Elihrr Burritt the learned
blacksmith have acquired such a perfect
knowledge of ancient languages, had he
like many of the young men around our
village comers spent his leisure hours
and minutes in nitr-hin? horse' shoes, an
ocopation which certainly does Bot great J J
ly enlarge the intellectual faculties, or in- -
creasa one's business KfnUotipn, when in-
quigeum wreacess..,,,,! ?tnmlt
Had-Huiate Uitukyy Robert Bon nor. .
and urn res of others, wha h Rtrjuna.1
positions and lanorjpenjt jtjj tthTr esrn
Jagg. anpavMiBiaf. I urofelfo tie. Lizard-,
aigous tae n.Mbnaiaigiaii au jtu,'Vii, uar ;
might yet be setting type) wa-huluing the
position 'of clerks a4 ' waiters, .v bile re
eeivinp brrAa fe weVillars- tier weak in T -
merit for their service. At. any rat, they"'
would nave remained m-ODseuntj', aj u
world would navar havebeeatJiej Je' '' '
for their havice lived in ft V"V..-. '
' Recreation of some kirjd Is 4' good thing
for those engaged in Tiaid labor; either;
mental of physical, ' yet "no young- man -
need ever expect-to rise above mediocrity,
if he devotes ' -one-tlrird- of his- lime -to- ET
work, while tirrthrrds are spent in- seek
ing pleasure;-He need hardly J aspire .to' X
be called Misterr he -will only fee knarwrta ft
and designated as John, or Tom, or Jim o l'. I
something. There are score of aueh aaan
all around na, rand aa .they "pass, away,-a.
twice as many young, man are fitting them
' serves to fill their placest- And such heart
aches as these young-ntoa atuxa their parentis-
they tgalfrM tat.WiltT: 'I
sune day. Surely young" mari, if you live
to reach the age of forty, you will see the
folly of a misspent youth, aad thantwhen
too late, mfly yoa will repent jod
vaioly regret that yiu did sot listen to the
advice and counwl of Unite whose age aad r
experience fitted tht m .to give lust .such '
advice and eounsd a they1 most needed, , ,
Not long since a young man.. of our' ac- -quaintance
married a girl who; like . himr
self, was poor. - He leit his- old 4iabitof
dissipation and Idleness, and noWj, with his
really mchtstrious and good wifV, "hef is
striving hard te secure a homev: iYeClad
he the time aad' money -he squandered, be
fore marriage, he might be-, comfortably
situated. . Yoa may some. flay bsla-a-like
situatroB.' Da aami im tinia nrnl fnr . .
once realize tiaUueor.yaa. tii-.e,.Jiilp
your fathers, learu a trade, study a profes
sien or farming, do something, be jn earn-r
est about it, irnnrr va your leisure, especial
ly your evenings, ia reading and study, not ;
altogether aa a pastime, .but for- improye-j ,
ment If yon do not reach eminence and t
fame, you will feel a eonciousnesa of hav- ' '
dene your best with such talents as weret
given you. BeeKeeper't Journal i'J;i.i
' ' -' --
How to Keep Cool.
A correspondent famishes tha Loavcr .
don 7 imm with the following hints, which-, . -j
will be found pertinent to our own climate ,
. ' In these hot days a cool aparrmeni is a
real luxury to be had far oftener than most
people suppose possible. The secret crm-
gists, not in letting in cool air, for naturally
all do that Whenever they hare tie chance; , .
but in keeping out the hot air. .If the air
outside a room -or house be cooler than the -
air inside, let it. in by all means ; but if it' j
DC notlcT, cexHutiij anp u uui - j - .l
A stair-case window left open during the - j
night will often cool the- passages of a
house, and the rooms, too, if their doors be
not shut; but it must be closed at 8 or 9
o'clock in the morning, or, if on the sunny J
side, at 4 or 5 o'clock, and the blinds drawn f
down. The. mistake people generally, ,
make is to throw open their windows at
all hours of the day, no matter whether ' '
the atmosphere outside be cool or scorch- !
ing. '-: . -t
Let us have some air, they say, .and in
comes the treacherous breeze for even ,
hot air is pleasant while it is gently blow
ing, taking away perspiration, and thereby
cooling the skin ; but the apartment ia .
made warmer, instead of cooler, and aa ;
soon as they move out of the draught, they
find their room to be more uncomfortable '
than before. ' A
Let in cool air keep ' out hot that ia i
the only formula t insure the- minimum R
of discomfort Sitting rooms, may gener- f
ally be kept cool duriug the whole day if
the door be only opened for the ingress
and egress, and the windows." kept closed ;
and shielded from direct sunshine 'by a -i
blind. If the atmosphere of a room, be im- . ;
pure from any cause, let it be renewed ;
hot air 13 less injurious than bad air. If a ;
room be small in comparison with the 1
number of persons engaged in it, free venti--
lation becomes indispensable. .-; ; :"i
In a cooking apartment the .temperature
will probably be higher than outside,"
hence the free admission even of hot air
will be desirable. If persons (' not 0-"
ject to sit in a direct draught of air; win-
dows and doors may be opened, a breeze
being more refreshing, even though sever
al degrees wanner than still air ; but under;
nearly ail otner ctrcumsuiura rmo
should be kept closed as much as possible .
until after sundown, or till the air outside
is cooler than that inside. Let in cool air;,
keep out hot ,,-'
Car Peddlers.
m ihcrf. were the peddlers. : I bought
out the pop-corn boy to get rid of him, be
cause I was trying to compose a poem for
a young lady's album, and did not want to
be disturbed.- But he came right back
with a stock or peanuts, t wok a low anu
hurried him away, and he returned 'With
i vroom anrlv.v I don t like ice
cream candy and peanuts together, but I
invested at once, because u uitpireuiu; m
had been borne to me, anu i wauuu
; Ho. hpfi-vTe it slipped my mind. Then
tha uw7r.i7il came back to me with tobac
co and cieors, and afterward with oranges,
imitationlvory baby-whistles, fig-paste, and
apples ; then he went away and was gone
some time, and I was encouraced to hope
the train had run over him. He wls only
keeping his most malignant outrage to the
last He was getting his literature ready.
And from that time forward that degrad
ed vouth did nothing but march from one
car to anomer, an-i biuh- "- K---3 -with
specimen copies of the vilest blood-and-thunder
romances on earths , itxa
Perjurer'a Doom" a
Kevenge were buuio w
and on their backs were pictures of stab
bing affravs and duels, and people shewing
other people over precipices,, and wretch
ed woodcuts of women being rescued from
terrible perils of all kind; and they are al
ways women who are so cnmmally home
ly that any right-minded man would take
a placid satisfaction tn seeing them sutler
sudden and violent death. But that ped
dler boy peddled these atrocious books
right along for hours together, and I gave
up my poem at last and devoted au my
energies to driving him away, and trying
fe ... . -1.1 a him nn-
tO say mings ihh wuum
happy. if" Twin. ...... . . - r
A Fox Story.
I
so
The Rev. Charles D. Nott, of St Louis, -
sends to the InrenAtnt a niory saggesieu
by the remark of Dr. McCosh, that he had
""doubU whether the lower animals can
abstract, whether they can generalize.
" A former pastor of mine" says Mr. Nott
told me the following : When- a boy he
had a fox, which, I regret to say, bore the
reputation, of possessing far more brain
thin personal piety. The fox was kept in
the yard in a sort of raised den; nicely sou
dt d over, and was confined by a chain that
allowed him quite a generous circumfer
ence. One evenmginthe- fall, the farm
wagon, returning from the field with a load
of corn, passed near the den. and by chance
droptarTear where the fox could reach
it He was seen to spring out seize the
corn, and carry it quickly back into the
den? What he wanted with it was a mys
tery, as corn formed no part of the gentle
man's diet The next morning, however,
the mystery waa solved, for fox .was
observed, out of h demand considerably
within the length of his chain, nibbling oh
some of the corn and scattering it; about
in full view of the poultry, after which he
took the remainder back into the den aad
awaited events. Sure enough, the chick
ens came; and while eating, cut sprang
the fox, nabbed hia man, and quietly took
his breakfast fax hia back parlor. Nowit
seems to me that this is pretty good ,
Loe'cts lotrlc;- - - -.
Thai a all 1 aj.' . - .
In proof of the Darwinian theory, an
infantile visitor to the Central Park Mu
seum recently insisted that a fine monkey
looked like hia grandfather!

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