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Poetry.
THE WIDOW'S ANSWER.
u A H. ma, with aomanvltttle months .- ;
What cre mnst a widow feel 1 n - .
Bo said the deacon, with erif profound,
8och only aChriMiaa can feel.
Sow ihe widow was knittioir a stocbingv
Andjost rounding oil at the heel.
"Care I deaoon, the murmured, with saintly
nine.
And gently the shook her bead,
And turned oft eyes to her merry boya
At play near the garden bed ;
" Months, Mem "em, as red as a cardinal flower,
Seven pairs of aweet line," ana said.
Not one too many, the enrly pa tea,
Even Johnny, the baby, there!
'. I have riven Uiemall to the dear Lard Christ,
Trnsticein faith and p rarer;
And God He leada them aa lie leads me
I don't know the meaning ef care."
' Kot know the meaning, widow, widow 1
1 ' And working, aa work yon mart?
I Sot know the terrible meaning ef care ' '
That ente the brain like runt"
The gray-haired deacon donbtlngly smiled,
' But I take the lord on tret," ... i
" "fears the smiling widow; Tm lost at aura.
If my little auck be spent.
And the cruse ran low. and the floor be gone.
And the money be needed for rent,
That He who knows when a sparrow falle,
. And whither a thought is sent; -
And where the down of the thistle blows, .
And the course of the tickle wind.
And hoar the underworld paints the rose,
Without leaving a drop behind; .
And why there are never two leaves alike,
Though a million leaves you Snd ;
And why ocean, bound by a mighty wll ,
Is yet m rtw vattaeee free -Can,
without stint from his bouttiful store,
' Give to my babies and me,
Aa that day must follow the risen dawn, ' '
Or that rivers find the sea. .
Christian Wettlv.
Miscellany.
In the Country.
A writer of "RorsI Notes" in tha
. Providence Votrra discourses asfollowB:
Children love the country end are niver
to happy as when reveling in its freedom
ana 6in,pictiy- .Manama, However, must
not mind if aprons ere soiled, and that
Johnny comes la with sunburnt cheeks,
. torn pants, and shoes odorons of the pig
pen or bare yarcL The unadulterated conn-
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the country. .......
Here, in this old fsxmboose, in a pure.
, unalloyed farming town, are a trio of city
children, waiting to. take their turn in
riding old Hollo, whose sobriety, coming
of years and discretion, for he has seen
' about thirty summers, is sufficient to war
" rant the little people mounting and riding
along tne anaay roaasiae, unaer the leafy
maples that make a grove of the thorough
, fare.
Now it is Johnny's turn, anl he be
strides the steed, and with lofty bearing
he rides out into the yard; thinks his
ep.ed not befitting his elevated situation,
so starts into a trot. He bumps up and
down, his face neaiiog at every step the
horse's neck, and inwardly concludes that
" slow and sure" is the best motto on horse
back. Now Miss Alice is assisted to the saddle.
This Utile woman, just in her teens, feels'
tnat ner f&dyhooa is at stake, and sits
erect, holds the maple bough riding-stick
very daintily, and rides off in queenly
style on her palfrey, more satisfied than
"lady gaye," of yore. '
Last of all the wee bairn is tossed tip on
the seat of honor, and held there while
old Rollo solemnly promenades back and
forth as if conscious thai a delicate bit
was intrusted to his broad back. Perhaps
more truly that he prefers this pace to any
friskiness of youthful blood. -
The cavalry expedition over, Rollo is
turned loose in the spacious green that
surrounds the house. He nips at the
sweet briar bushes over the garden fence,
and having a cultivated taste, considers
the propriety of walking through the garden-gate,
left open by the thoughtless lit
tle hands, so in he goes to indulge in a
little "garding sarse," when the voice of
his master, prone among the encumber
vine, shouts, "Ho, Rollo, get out of here I"
The knowing creature pricks up his ears,
and obeys the order with a shake and a
nod, which says: "O, 1 didn't know you
were there, sir."
Then there is fishing in the brook, with
analder pole and a . hook made of a bent
pin. O, here comes a little trout on the
end of the line. I pity his fate, not yet
believing that he likes to be caught, bat
such is the lot of fishes, great and small.
There goes the " wee bairn's foot knee
deep into the brook, so we must hie home
ward ; at this juncture, too, the dinner-bell
Bounds a summons not to Te slighted at
the farm-house.
At dinner our host talks about the rye
fVld, and " Comin' thro the rye" is the
music suggested.
The children are chmorous for a ride in
the big hay -cart down to the rye field, so
all .that are not children act as if they
were, and the hay, or rather the rye cart,
drawn by two stoat horses, is taken pos
session of by the party. Even the "wee
bairn " goes, and down over the bridge we
thump, getting some excellent digestive
shakes and bumps, all productive of
hilarity.
From the rye field, while the cart is be
ing loaded, the party stray to the river,
and take a lesson in. geology, and also in
skipping stones. A huge rock, a perfect
mosaic after nature's rather rough pattern,
furnishes a fine theme on which the learn
ed man of the party can discourse to his
eager disciples while wee Blue Eyes
grows red in the face hurling pebbles into
the fair Connecticut. After the lecture all
take to skipping stones and watching the
little fishes.
Back to the rye field ; the children climb
on the now loaded cart, and ride home
among the ripened sheaves, a bloomy con
trast to the hoary-headed grain. The
others plod on after thinking cf " first
the blade, then tte ear, then the full com
in the ear," applied as well to human
blossoms as to wheat and corn.
. The yellow golden rod nods to us all
along the way, and we stop to ga'her the
lovely maiden hair ferns to twine about
our hats, singing as an apt accompani
ment: All around my bat I wear a weeping willow.
Only three o'clock! Why, days here
are as long as six In the city. The young
people turn to the ever-waiting t alis and
mallets, and the laugh and shout tells of
the freshness of youth and hearts brimful
ot gladness.
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A Joke on Greeley.
A C0BHE8PCKDKNT tells the following
joke in connection with the recent visit of
Mr. Greeley to the Agricultural Fair at
Lafayette, Ind.:
to hile looking at the various agricultural
implements on exhibition at the fair, he
was introduced to Mr. W. S. Lingle, editor
of the Lafayette Courier. Bowing politely,
Mr. Lingle said he was exhibiting on the
grounds a new corn sheller, an invention
of his own, and he asked Mr. Greeley to
go with him to inspect it. Mr. Greeley
willingly assented, and the two started off.
Mr. Lingle led ihe way to the pig sties
and showed Mr. Greeley the meanest look
ing hog in all Indiana. Its nose was two
feet long, and its back as sharp as a carv
ing knife. Its legs were like those of a
crane, and its tail couldn't have been
curled with the tongs of a belle, ilr.
Lingle pointed to this wonderful qundiu
ped with infinite pride and said : " There,
sir, is my patent corn sheller. What do you
think of it?" Mr. Greeley looked at Mr.
Lingle, and then at the wonderful hog.
Presently a broad smile beamed on his
fkc:, and he turned away without uttering
a word, feeling, doubtless, completely
-sold."
The Peoria (UL) Tranteript rays: "A
young gentleman, dressed very lasbiona
blv, and who sports a nice cane, bad the
starch taken out of him' on last fcundsy
in thiswise: The cane he carries is a mur
derous sword cane, though it don't appear
to be. The fastening had become loosened,
and aa the gentl-men entered the church
the two parts of the cane became separat
.ed. The gentleman started down the aisle
with a formidable looking dagger in his
hand, and he was wholly unconscious of
the figure he was cutting, tin il the titter
ing 01 some of the beholden informed
him of his warlikt appearance in the
house of God. In much confusion he
ought the balance of the cane, which had
fUlen ne&rths door, and, losing his forti
tude, left the church disgusted."
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VOLUME I..
EASTERNS
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McCONNELLSVILLE, OHIO,
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1871.
NUMBER 25.
THE ENGINEER'S STORY.
I ah an engineer, iiiver linee-
road was laid, I've travtled it every day,
or rear ly every day, of my life.
For a good while I've had the same en
gine in charge the Bin Francuco the
prettiest engine on tie roid, and aa well
managed, it l cay it, as the best.
It was a southwestern iosd, running,
so we w ill say, from AtoZ. At A my
gi.od old mother lived ; at Z I had the
sweetest liifce wife under the sun, and
baby ; and I always had a doLar or two
put by tor a rainy day. I was an odd kind
of a mm. Being shut up with an engine,
watrning with all your eyes ana Heart ana
iouL inside and out, don't make a man
talkative. -.
My wife's name was Josephine, and I
called her Joe. Some people call me un
sociable end couldn't understand how a
man could fed friendly without saying
tea words an hour.. So, though I had a
few fr.ends dear -ones, too I did not
have so many acquaintances as rooet peo
ple, and did not care to have. The house
which held my wife and taby was the
dearest spot on earth to me except the old
couae tnat held my mother, up at A.
I never belonged to a club, or mixed
myself up with strangers in any such way
and never should, if it hadn't been for
tiranby. Yoa see Granby was one of the
share holders, a handsome, showy teuow.
I liked to talk with him and we were
f i lend". He often rode from Z to A, and
bck again witn me. and once he sa d
" You ouaht to belong to the Scientific
Uluo, uueicen."
" I never heard of it," ssid L
" I am a member," said he. " We meet
once a fortnight, and have a jolly good
time. We want thinking men like you.
We have some among us now. I'll pro
pose you if you like.''
I was fond of such thines, and I had
ideas that I fancied might be worth some
thing. But the engineer don't have nights
or days to himself, and the club would
have one evening a fortnight from Joe. I
said r
" Iwill ask her. If she likes it, yes."
" Ask whom ' said he.
"Joe," said L
" If every man bad asked his wife, every
man's wife would have said, ' Cant spare
you my dear,' and we should have no club
But I made no answer. At home I told
Joe. She said :
' I shall miss you. Ned : but you do
love such think s, and then if Granby be
longs they mutt be superior men."
x o aouot, saia 1.
'It isn't everybody who could be made
member," laid Joe. " Why, of course
you must say yes."
bo l said yes, and Granby proposed me.
Thursday fortnight I went with hint to
the rooms. The real business of the eve
ning was the supper, and so it was every
evenmg.
1 d always been a temperate man. I ac
tually did not know what effect wine
would have on me ; but coming to drink
more of it than I ever had before, at the
club table, I found it put steam on. After
so many classes I wanted to talk : after so
many more I did. . :
-1 seemed like somebody else, the words
were so ready. My little ideas came out
and were listened to. I made sharp hits ;
indulged in repartee; told stories; I even
came to puns. 1 Heard somebody say to
Granby : " By George, that's a man worth
having. I thought him dull at first.". Yet
knew it was better to be quiet Ned
Guelden, with his ten words an hour, than
the w ine-made wit I was.
I was sure of it when three months af
ter I s'tufhbled up stairs to find Joe wait
ing for me with her baby on her breast.
xou've Deen deceiving me, said joe.
I s'-spected it, but I wasn't sure. ' A sci
entific club couldn't smell like a bar
room.
" Which means I do." said I waverine
in the middle pf the room like a signal
nag at a station, ana seeing two joes.
"And look lice one," sad Joe; and went
and locked herself and the baby in the
spare bed-room.
Gne club nipht as I was dressed to eo.
Joe stood before me.
" Ned," said she, u I never had a fault to
find with you before. You've been kind,
and good, and loving always ; but I should
be sorry we evt r met if you go on in this
way. Don't ask me what 1 mean. You
know." ;
Joe," ssid I, "its only on club night."
" It will grow," said she.
Then she put her arms around my
neck. .
" Ned," said she, " do you think a thing
much like a belted up and strapped
down demon as steam is, is fit to put into
the hands of a drunken man t And some
day, mark my-words, not only Thursday
night, but all the days of the week will be
the same. . I have often heard you wonder
what the feelings of an engineer who has
about the same as murdered a train full of
people must be, and you'll know if you
don't stoD where you are. A steady hand
and a clear head have teen your blessings
all these years. Don't throw them away.
Ned, if you don't care for my love, don't
ruin yourself."
My little Joe. She , spoke from her
heart, and I bent over and kissed her.
" Don't be afraid, child. I'll never pain
you again."
And I meant it ; but at twelve o'clock
that night I felt that I had forgotten my
promise and my resolution.
I couldn't get home to Joe. I made up
my mind to sleep on the club sofa, and
leave the place for good the next day. Al
reaiy I felt my brain reel as it had never
done before. In an hour I was in a kind
stupor. It was morning. A waiter
stood ready to brush my coat. I saw a
grin on his face. My heart seemed ready
burst; my hand trembled; I looked at
my watch ; I had only just five minutes to
reach the depot!
Joe's words came to mind. Was I fit to
take charge of an engine? I was not fit
answer. I ought to have asked some
sober man. As it was, I only caught my
hat and rushed away. I was just in time.
The San Francisco glittered in the sun.
The cars were filling rapidly. From my
post I could hear the people talking bid
ding erxh other good-bye, promising to
write and come again. Among them
was an old gentleman I knew by sight
oe of the shareholders ; he was bidding
two timid girls adieu.
"Good-bye, Kitty ood bye Lue" I
heard him say ; " don't be nervous. The
San Francifco is the safest engine on the
line, and Guelden the most careful en
gineer. I woutd't be afraid to trust every
mortil I love to their keeping. Nothing
could Lappsn wrong with the two to
Seshcr." I said I'll get through it somehow, and
Joe shall never talk to me again. After
all, it was easy enough. I reeled ss I
spoke. I beard lhe signal. We were off.
Five hours from L.toD. ; five horns
back. On the last I should ba myself
am, I knew now. I saw a red flutter,
end never guessed what it was until we
were pact the down bain at the wrong
place. Two minutes more and we should
have had a oil sion. Somebody told me.
laughed. I herd him siy respectiuliy :
"Of course, Mr. Guelden, you know
wL&t yen are about?'1
Then I was alone, and wondering
whether I should go faster cr slower. I
did something, and the car3 rush -don at a
fearful late. The same man who hal spo
ken to me before was siaading near me.
h-ard some question.
How many miles an hour were we mak
ing f I didn't know.
Buttle, rattle, rattle ! I wu trying now
slacken the speed of the ban Fran
cisco. I could not remember what I should
do was it this or that ? Faster or slower ?
I was playing with the engine like a child.
Sudden.y there was a horrible roar a
crash. I was flung somewhere. I was in
the- water. - By a miracle 1 was sobered,
not hurt- I cained the thore. I stood
upon the ground between the track and
the rivei's ede . and there gazed at my
work.
The engine was in fragments, the cars
in splinters ; dead ana dying and wounaed
were strewn around men and women
and children old age. and tender youth.
There were groans and shrieks of despair,
The maimed cried ont in pain; the unin
jured bewaiiea their dead ; ana a voice mv
heard by any other, was in my ear, whis
poring " Murder t"
The hews had gone to A, and people
cime thronging down to and their mends,
The dead were stretched on the CTasa. 1
went with some of the distracted to find
their lost ones. Searching for an old
man's daughter, I came to a place under
the trees, and found five - bodies lying
there all In their rigid horror an old wo
man, a young one, a baby and two tiny
children. Was it fancy was it pure fan
cy, born of my ancuish they looked like
oh, heaven 1 they were my old mother,
my wile, my children; all cold and dead.
How did they come on the train ? What
chance had brought this about t No one
could answer. I groaned, I screamed, I
clasped my hands, I tore my hair, I gazed
in the eood old lace -of ner who cave me
birth, on the lovely features of my wile, on
my innocent children. . I called them by
name ; there was no answer. There never
could never would be. And as I com
prehended this, onwara up the track
thundered another train. Its red eje
glared on me; I flung myself before it; I
felt it crush me to atoms.
" Ilia head is extremely hot," said some
body.
1 opened my eyes and saw my wile.
M How do you feel ?" said she ; " a little
betterr-
I was so rejoiced and astoni-hed by the
sight of her that I could not speak at first.
She repeated the question.
"I must be crushed to pieces," said I,
" for the train went over me ; but I feel no
pain."
" There he eoes about that train again,"
said my wife ; " Why, Ned !"
1 tried to move there was nothing the
matter with me. I was in my own room ;
opposite to me a crib in which my two
children were asleep ; betide me a tiny
bald h ad. My wife and children were
safe! Was I delirious, or what could it be?
" J or." cried L tell me what has hap
pened!" . '
" It s nine c cJocsy said joe. - iou
came home in such a state from the club
that I couldn't wake you. You weren't
fit to manage steam and risk people's lives.
The San Francisco is half-way to A, I sup
pose, and you have been frightening me to
death with your dreadtul talk.
Ana joe began to cry.
It was only a dream; only an awful
dream. But I had 'lived through it as
though it were rea ity.
"is there a Bible in the house, Joe?"
saidL .
" Are we heathens?" asked Joe.
" Give it to me this moment," Jo.
She broueht it, and I put my hand on it
and took the oath (too solemn to be re
peated here) that what had happened nev
er should occur again. And if the San
Francisco ever comes to grief, the verdict
will not be, as it has eo often been" The
engineer vat drunk !"
Pocket-Money.
If such generosity as that of Mrs. Prim
rose, who gave each of her girls a guinea
to keep in her pocket, but with strict in
junctions never to change it, would satisfy
the greedy youngsters ot our generation,
their parents would not object to its exer
cise. The children, however, .of these
days are provoked by too many tempta
tions to expense, to be "contented with
being made the mere depositaries of mon
ey. They know too well the capabilities
of a dollar to be satisfied with the ring and
touch of it. It is not possible to keep the
young in ignorance' of that which fulfills
so universal and important a function in
the relations ot the world as money. They
must necessarily, from the earliest age, be
come more cr less familiar with its power,
and it is desirable that they should learn,
as soon as possible, how to use it with dis
cretion. .
It is a prudent practice, we think, to
give children a regular allowance of mon
ey. This, apart from the opportunity it
supplies of gratifying their small ana in
nocent desires, and thus adding to their
happiness, affords parents and guardians
periodical occasions for inculcating discre
tion in expenditure, and observing the ef
fect . .
When children are somewhat advanced
in years, it is well to make tbe allowances
of money sufficiently large not only to pay
for the innocent enjoyments which are per
mitted, but for various articles of need.
They thus learn early to discriminate be
tween necessary and unnecessary expendi
ture, and with the not infrequent good re
sult of checking the latter. ,
Parents should be, within certain pru
dent limits, as generous in their allow
ances of money to children as their means
will permit Lord Bacon says : " The il
liberality of parents in allowance toward
their children is a harmful error, and
makes them base, acquaints them with
shifts, makes them sort with mean com
pany, and makes them surfeit more when
they come to plenty ; and therefore the .
proof is best when men keep their au
thority towards their children, but not
their purse."
The tendency of youth to excess must
always be regarded as a reasonable motive
for keeping the supply of pocket money
within reasonable limits. No child should
have the means of inordinate indulgence;
and as his capacity of stomach for tarts
and sweets is only to be checked by the
emptiness of his purse, it becomes neces
sary to compensate for the boundlessness
of the one by the smallness of the other.
There is a negative advantage in the
pocket-money system which has been
proved in the course of a considerable ex
perience in the discipline of children,
the withholding of the regular allowance
has been found, like the stoppage of the
sailor's ration of grog, or the prisoner's
supply of tobacco, an easily applicable and
most effective means of punishment We
have known many a youngster, unterrified
by the threats of the rod and the dark
closet, however imminent, subdued at the
least hint of the possibility of losing his
pocket money. Maroer't Bator.
The number of species of animals
known to be now living is thus given by
Mr. Bentham : The number of mammalia
is estimated at between 2.000 and 8,000
species; birds, at about 10.CO0; reptiles
and amphibious, under 2,000; fishes, at
about 10,000; insects, at above 160,000;
Crustacea and arachnids, rather above
10,000; molluscs, about 20,000; worms,
radiates, and sponges and infusoria, under
6,000, while there are about 100,000 species
of plants. He thinks a General Planta
rum" is still within the capabilities of a
single botanist, while such a work on ani
mals would have to be accomplished by a
division of labor among zoologists.
A simmer boarder (a very close calcula
tor) recently astonished the landlord by
asking him how much he was going to
deduct from his board bill because he had
two teeth extracted. ' -
Tm system of trial by jury will Eton be
introduced into Spain.
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True Marriage.
Tub question that a woman should ask
concerning the man she marries, ought
not so much to be, " What are his inten
tions?" but "What is his capacity?'
How strong is he? How much can he
endure of life's most unpromising reality,
and come out more than corqueror ? He
may be ever so loving, ever so amiable,
ever so elegant and fascinating ; but these
are summer-day qualifications I Has he in
his nature the stern stuff of which heroes
are made? Does he esteem virtue to be
of more value than the tricks and manners
of an artful Jezebel ? Does he stand with
uncovered head and moistened eyes in
the presence of a tender self-abnegation
that can endure even crucifixion for love's
dear sake, and utter no word of com
daint' but onlv a nraver for strength?
Or does he find in the awful majesty of
such a nature an uncomprehended mys
tery, that dazzles, and blinds, and makes
afraid until he would fain flee from its
presence, even while it was suffering and
dying for his sake? If the latter, he
deserves no blame ; he did not choose his
organization ; so cover his memory with
the mantle of an imperishable love that he
may never understand, and then go thy
way in peace ! Sleeping or waking, the
world is broad enough for two, and there
be some mysteries that must wait for the
long eternity to solve. un
the other hand, a man who resolves to
risk the precarious combination, matri
mony and poverty, should choose a wife
with the austerity of mdement rather than
to gratify the pacing hunger of a tem
porary appetite. " A mm well married is
winged; badly married, he is shackled."
The terms well married ana Daaiy mar
ried become more complicated when
poverty is to be considered. If a man has
wealth, he has but to choose a pretty lay-
figure for dress and jewels. .Blind and
heart are of no consequence; animal
beauty is sufficient If, however, he has
only poverty and affection to offtr, the
choice becomes more difficult He has,
on the one hand, to avoid the delicate
creature whose overwrought sensibilities
would be inadequate to the heroic strug
gles or the cruel privations of his lot ; and,
on the other hand, he must not choose a
coarse-grained creature, who will bring up
his children to defective education and
vulgar associates, and fill his house with
persons whose society can afford neither
pleasure nor profit
it has Deen well ana truy saia mat - a
man who would have fine guesta must
have a fine wife ;" for it is she who shall
determine whether the Lares and Penates
of a home shall bring spiritual visions of
amne rest ana beauty, or suggest only
sensuous dreams of physical comfort It
is the wife whom the neighbors weigh and
measure, from back windows and front
door steps, and by chance meetings, when
they hand in the social verdict as to wheth
er the Smiths or Browns are " anybody,"
and worth inviting in a select circle to
meet distinguished guests. It is the wife
who must make the dignity of her own
individuality apparent, irrespective of her
surroundings or her husband's poverty or
wealth. It is the wife who shall train the
children for her own social status ; for in
poverty, not less than in wealth, the chil
dren of heroic parents may become fitted
for the greatest intellectual honors and so
cial triumphs. To do this, however, re
quires a nice discrimination, that there be
no undue attention to non-essentials, to
the neglect of essentials. No slavery to
dress, that robs the heart and mind of
proper attention. No resorting to petty
shams of ostentation, as if poverty were a
degradation and the appearance of .wealth
ennobling; for of this be assured, the chil
dren who are taught to be ashamed of
Dovertv will grow to be not arraid ot any
crime that will bring the real or simulated
wealth. The children, on the oiher hand.
who are taughrttat a good book is belter
than a fine dress, and education the work
of j ears, while clothes may be purchased
in an hour, will become so noble
in tacir poverty as to develop in
themselves resources that will one day
brine them not only wealth, but honor
and usefulness, and the happiness incident
to such possessions. Poverty, under such
circumstances, becomes exalted to heroism,
and shames into insignificance the glare
and glitter of ienorant, flaunting prosper
ity. ery inferior actors and actresses are
chosen to wear the tinsel splendor and
support the Domnous stupidities of Kings
and Queens, yet to Genius i3 allotted the
character that thinks, and acts, and speaks
the awful tragedy ot animate existence
To impress these truths upon the minds
of children is the mother's work, and in
choosing a wife a man should consider his
children, and remember the old adage that
"an ounce of mother is worth a pound of
clergy." Married to a noble and affection
ate woman, a true man will sick neither
in his own estimation nor in the estima
tion of those whose esteem is valuable on
account of his poverty. It is only the
corrupt and ignorant whs attach disgrace
topoverty, or feel respect for mere wealth.
Some one has declared those only to be
poor who feel poor, and no sensible man
or woman can feel impoverished who has
gained the life-long companionship of a
.vir ir and congenial nature, whom neither
sickness nor sorrow, nor things present
nor things to come, can estrange. Chicago
Inbune.
Relative Rank of Cities.
The cities of New York, Philadelphia
and Brooklyn maintain the same relative
rank as to population that they did in ISO J.
There has been coisiderable shifting of
places, however, among those that now
constitute the remainder of the twenty
foremost cities of the Union :
During the last decade St Louis has
ascended the scale from the eighth to the
fourth.
Chicago, in a similar proportion, changes
from the ninth to the fifth.
Baltimore, which in 1800 was the fourth,
retrogrades to the sixth.
Boston pursues the same direction, from
the fifth to the seventh.
Cincinnati retires a step, from the sev
enth to the eighth.
New Orleans falls back from the sixth
to the ninth.
San Francisco, taking a noble forward
leap, vaults from the fitteenth to the tenth.
Buffalo lags behind, from the tenth to
the eleventh.
Washington makes a stride from the
fourteenth to the twelfth.
Kewark, New Jersey's thriving metrop
olis, drops, nevertheless, from the eleventh
to tte thirteenth.
Louisville, twelfth in rank in 18C0, is
now assigned to the fourteenth.
Cleveland, four steps forward, mounts
from the nineteenth to the fifteenth.
Pittsburgh alone retains the same rela
tive rank now as then, the sixteenth.
Jersey City rises from the twentieth to
the importance of seventeenth.
Detroit recedes from the seventeenth to
the eighteenth.
Milwaukee from the eighteenth to the
nineteenth.
Albany, which was, ten years ago, the
thirteenth, now takes the old place of Jer
sey City as the twentieth.
Ik 1863 the citizens of St Anthony ap
pointed a committee to meet Mr. Seward
and others who were proposing to visit
the town. By somo chance the commit
tee did not meet the party until they had
reached their hotel, when the spokesman,
by way of apology, said : " Mr. Seward,
we are sorry indeed that we did not have
the opportunity of escorting yoa into
town; but we beg td assure you we aiall
takt preat pleatvr ii escorting vvi cut
cfilT
Curious Meteorological Facts.
In the fourth meteorological Report by
iTOiessor J. sr. JSpsy, ot Washington, U.
G, we find the following instructive gen
ernlizations :
1. The rain and snow storms, and even
the moderate rains and saows, travel from
the west toward the east in the Lnited
States, during the months of November,
December, January, February and March,
which are the only months to which these
generalizations apply.
2. I he storms are accompanied with a
depression of the barometer near the cen
tral line of the storm, and a rise of the
barometer in the front and rear.
3. This central line of minimum pres
sure "Is generally of great length from
north to south, and moves side foremost
toward the east
- 4Ti& line is sometimes nearly straight,
but generally curved, and most frequently
with its curve x side toward the east.
5. The velocity of this line is such that
it travels from the Mississippi to the Con
necticut River in twenty-four hours, and
from the Connecticut to St John, New
foundland, in nearly the s&me, or about
thirty-six miles an hour.
6. When the barometer falls suddenly
in the western part of New England, it
rises at the same time in the valley of the
Mississippi, and also at St John, New
foundland.
7. In great storms the wind for several
hundred miles on both sides of the line of
minimum pressure blows toward that line
directly or obliquely.
8. The force of the wind is in propor
tion to the suddenness and greatness of
the depression of the barometer.
9. In all great and sudden depressions of
the birometer there is much rain or snow ;
and in all sudden great raiis or snow there
is a great depression of the barometer
near tbe center of the storm, and rise be
yond its borders.
10. 3Iany storms are of great and un
known length from north to south, reach
ing beyond our observers on the Gulf of
Mexico and on the northern. lakes, while
their east and west diameter is compara
tively small. The storms therefore move
side foremost
IL Most storms commence m the " far
West," beyond our most western observ
ers, but some commence in tke United
States.
12. When a storm commences in the
United States, the line of minimum press
ure does not come from the " far West,"
but commences with the storm, and travels
with it toward the eastward.
13. There is generally a lull of wind at
the line of minimum pressure, and some
times a calm.
14. When this line of minimum press
ure passes an observer toward the east,
the wind generally soon changes to the
west, and the barometer begins to rise.
15. There is generally but little wind
near the line of minimum pressure, and
on each side of that line the winds are ir
regular, but tend outward from that line.
16. The fluctuations of the barometer
are generally greater in the northern than
in the southern parts of the United States.
17. The fluctuations ot the barometer
are generally greater in the eastern than
in the western parts of the United States.
18. In the northern parts oi the United
States, the wind, generally in great storms.
sets in from the north of east and termi
nates fom thacortk-f west.. .".
19. In the southern parts of the United
States, the wind generally sets in from the
south of east and terminates from the
south of west
20. During the cassage of storms the
wind generally changes irom the eastward
to the westward by the south, especially
in the touthera parts of the United States.
21. The northern part of tte storm gen
erally travels more rapidly towards the
east than tbe southern part
22. During the high barometer on the
day preceding the storm it is generally
clear and mild in temperature, especially
if very cold weather preceded.
23. The temperature generally falls sud
denly on the passage of the center of
great storms, so that sometimes, when a
storm is m the miaaie oi me t nnea
States, the lowest temperature of the
month will be in the west on the same
d'.y that the highest temperature is in
the cast
Some of the storms, it is true, are con
tained entirely, for a time, within the
bounds of my observers, and in that case
the minimum barometer does not exhibit
itself in a line of great lengih, extending
from north to south, but it U confined to
a region near the center of the storm, and
travels with that center toward the east
ward. From these experiments it may safely
be inferred, contrary to the general belief
cf scientific men, that vapor permeates the
air fro ai a high to a low dew point with
extreme slowness, if, indeed, it permeates
it at all : and in meteorology, it will here
after be known that vapor rises into the
regions where clouds are formed only by
being carried up by ascending currents of
air ccntaining it Scientific American.
Dreams.
Dreams are to our waking thoughts
much like echoes to music ; but their re
verberations are so partial, so varied, so
complex, that it is almost in vain that we
seek among the notes of consciousness for
the echoes of the dream. If we could by
any means ascertain on what principle our
dreams for a given night are arranged, and
why one idea more than another furnishes
their cue, it would be comparatively easy
to follow out the chain of associations by
which they unroll themselves afterward,
and to note the singular ease and delicacy
whereby subordinate topics, recently waft
ed across our minds, are seized and woven
into the network of the dream. But the
reason why from among the five thousand
thoughts of the day we revert at night
especially to thoughts number two, three,
four, five, instead of thoughts number two,
three, four, six, or any other in the list U
obviously impossible to conjecture. We
can but observe that the echo of the one
note has been caught, and of the others
lost, amid the obscure caverns of the mem
ory. Certain broad rules, however, may
be remarked as obtaining generally, as re
gards the topics of dreams.
In the first place, if we have any present
considerable physical sensation or pain,
such ai may be produced by a wound, or
a fit of indigestion, or hunger, or an unac
customed sound, we are pretty sure to
dream of it in preference to any subject of
mental interest only. Again, if we have
merely a slight sensation of uneasiness,
insufficient to cause a dream, it will yet be
enough to color a dream otherwise sug
gested with a disagreeable hue. Failing
to have a dream suggested to it by present
physical sensation, the brain seems to re
vert to the subjects of thoughts of the
Erevious day, or of some former period (of
fe, and to take up one or other of them
as a theme on which to play variations.
As before remarked, the grounds of choice
among all such subjects cannot be ascer
tained; but the predilection of Morpheus
for those which we have not in our wak
ing hours thought most interesting, is very
noticeable. Very rarely indeed do our
dreams take up the matter which has
most engrossed us for hours before we
sleep. A wholesome law of variety comes
into play, and the brain seems to decide,
" I have had enough of politics, or Greek,
or fox-hunting, for this time. Now I will
amuse myself quite differently." Very
often, perhaps we may say generally, it
pounces on some transient thought which
has flown like a swallow across it by day
light, and insists on holding it fast through
tie night Only when our attention to
any subject has more or less transgressed
the bounds of health, and we have been
morbidly excited about it does the main
topic of the day recur to us in dreaming at
night; and that it Should ao so, ought al
ways, i imagine, to serve as a warning
that we hare strained our mental powers
a little too far. Lastly, there are dreams
whose origin is not in any past thought,
but in some sentiment vivid and ' pervad
ing enough to make itself dumbly felt,
even in sleep. Of the nature of the
dreams so caused, we shall speak presently.
The subject of a dream being, as we
must now suppose, suggested to the brain
on some such principle as the above, the
next thing to be noted is, How does the
brain treat its theme when it has got it?
Does it drily reflect upon it, as we are
wont to do awake? Or does it pursue a
course wholly foreign to the laws of wak
ing thoughts ? It docs, I conceive, neither
one nor the other, but treats ita theme.
wnenever it is possible to do so, according
to a certain very important, though ob
scure, law of thought, whose action we
are too apt to ignore. We have been ac
customed to consider the myth-creating
power of the human mind as one specially
belonging to the earlier stages of growth
of society and of the individual. It will
throw, 1 think, a rather curious light on
the subject if we discover that this in
stinct exists in every one of us, and exerts
itself with more or less energy through
the whole of our lives. In hours of wak
ing consciousness, indeed, it is suppressed,
or has only the narrowest range of exer
cise, as the tendency, noticeable to all per
sons not of in the very strictest veracity,
to supplement an incomplete anecdote
with explanatory incidents, or throw a
slightly-Known story into the dramatic
form, with dialogues constructed out of
our own consciousness. But such small
play cf the myth-making faculty is noth
ing compared to its achievements during
sleep. The instant that daylight and com
mon sense are excluded, the fairy-work be
gins. At the very least, half our dreams
(unless I greatly err) are nothing else
than myths formed by unconscious cere
bration of the same approved principles,
whereby Greece and India and Scandi
navia gave to us the stories which we
were once pleased to set apart as " my
thology" proper. Have we not here, then,
evidence that there is a real law of the
human mind causing us constantly to com
pose ingenious fables explanatory of the
phenomena around us a law which only
sinks into abeyance in the waking hours
of persons in whom the reason has been
highly cultivated, and which resumes its
sway again over their well-tutored brains
when they sleep Francis Power Cobb, in
Mae Millan'e Magazine.
The Early Days of William L. Marcy.
A cobbkspokdkht of the Liberal Chris
tian tells this story about William L.
Marcy :
I spent a day of my vacation at Charl
ton, Mass. AsVe rode into the village,
on the evening of our arrival, we saw an
old man on his way from his house to the
barn close by, going, with a pail in hand,
to milk the cows. He was ninety-two
years old. He not only milks the cows,
but drives them to pasture and goes after
them again every day, just as he has done
for I know not how many years. In the
morning, as we sat under the piazza of the
fcotek tUepJfl maa was aer.a. walking along
the street on the other side, with a quick,
energetic step, when Mr. Piatt called him
over to the house, and introduced us to
him. He sat down and was very chatty,
talking over the times that were long ago,
and telling us of the years 'when he taw
such men as George Washington and John
Adams, and Fisher Ames, and mingled
with the great spirits of a generation
which seems quite distant from the men
of to-day. For General Salem Towne, our
venerable friend, was formerly himself a
man of mark and influence, well fitted by
nature and education to associate with the
most eminent of his co temporaries. The
General is often spoken of as u the man
who made Bill Marcy." Bill Marcy was a
native of the immediate vicinity, and grew
up to be a wild and hardy youth. He was
thought by his parents and by all the
neighbors to be the worst boy they knew.
One winter he succeded, in conjunction
with kindred spirits, in ousting the teacher
from the district school. Salem Towne,
then a young man, was summoned as the
fittest person to take charge of these un
ruly youths, and complete the term. Ev
erybody thought the new teacher would
certainly have trouble with Bill Marcy.
Bat the trouble did not come. The first
day had not passed before Mr. Towne had
discovered in his pupil an element of real
good, and told him so. This, to the boy,
was a most unusual acknowledgement, and
it touched his heart Some one had seen
good in him. He was, then, capable of
better things, and he waadetermined to
make the endeavor.
It was the turning-point of his life.
Such was his conduct and such his pro
gress in study that his teacher advised ,
him to go on and prepare himself for col
lege. It was a great surprise to his
parents, but at the urgent solicitation of
Mr. Towne they gave their consent, and
he was placed under the instruction of a
clergyman in the vicinity of his home.
At length, he entered college, and passed
thrnmrh the course with great success.
justifying at every step the confidence and
nope oi mo ucak xxicuu. iu buhuwu
life he rose from one degree of eminence
and usefulness to another, until at last the
whole world was familiar with ths name
and fame of the great statesman of New
York, William L. Marcy.
Long years after be had left his school
day haunts, and when he had come to de
served eminence, he visited Boston, and
was the guest of the then Governor of the
old Bay State. Among the distinguished
men who were invited to meet him was
General Salem Towne. When the Gov
ernor saw Marcy and Towne greet each
other as old friends, he very naturally ex
pressed a pleasurable surprise that they
knew each other so welL " Why !" said
Marcy, "that is the man that made me.
When I was a boy everybody was against
me. None no, not even my own father
or mother saw any good in me. He was
the first who believed ia me, befriended
me, told me what I might became, and
helped me on in life at that critical junc
ture. Whatever of merit or distinction I
have since attained to I owe to him more
than to any other living person." We
need not say that the teacher, who has so
long survived the illustrious pupil, is
proud to remember that he is "the man
who made Bill Marcy."
One of the most interesting questions
now discussed by astronomer, is that
which concerns the possibility of ihe ex
istence of a central sun. The vast extent
of the range of influence exercised by the
law of gravitation has suggested the great
probability that in the assemblage of stars
with whichour system isconnec ted, there
is a centre of gravity around which they
revolve. As in the solar system such a
priniple is found to exist, the inquiry
naturally propounds itself, why it should
not also exist over the broadest limit of the
universe, and why, too, there should not be
some, point or centre around which every
cluster and nebula may revolve.
The highest farm in the world is said,
to be situated four miles from Sherman
Station on the Union Pacific Railroad. It
has an elevation eight thousacd feet above
the sea-level. Vegetables and grain thrive
well on the farm, and two hundred young
apple trees have been tet out as an xpen
ment The aeronaut Wise hat made 443 sue
cefcf al ascensions.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
The Stone to do a Good Tubs The
grind stone.
Bzbb fills many a bottle, and the bottle
many a bier.
By the payment of annual dividends the
Mutual Life, of Chicago, supplies insur
ance at cost Insure there.
Detroit has a post-office clerk named
Oliver Bedient One of his commenda
tions is that he is always O. Bedient
Make friends with life insurance, that
when you are old it may comfort you.
Remember the Washington Life.
The hair of the ex-Empress Charlotte
of Mexico has turned entirely white. She
is only thirty-one years of age.
A coRRXSPONDBirr of the Hartford
Courant who has been sailing along the
Massacbussets coast, wonder why Glou
cester is spelled the way it ii ; and if that
ia right, why shouldn't lobster be spelled
"lobcester?"
The ex King of Naples lives in the
same palace with his wife, Queen Maria,
but he has not exchanged a wr.rd with her
for several years. The Pope some time
since refused to divorce them.
A spring looking exceedingly clear and
tempting, but strongly impregnated with
arsensic, was recently discovered in
Nevada. A number of persons were
poisoned before its dangerous character
was known.
A jebsby mother spread her shawl on
the beach, laid her infant on it, and then
went shell hunting; meantime the tide
rose, and when mamma looked around she
beheld baby and shawl floating. She
bounded after them, and saved both the
precious articles.
The Postmaster of- Boston cautions
business men against the practice of open
ing letters In the area of the Post Office
and throwing the envelopes on the floor.
Sharpers turn the practice to their advan
tage, thus learning the numbers of the
boxes of the firms, and demanding their
letters.
The following is the inscription on the
tombstone of " Mary Jane, aged 11 years 3
months," in the Cape May Cemetery :
She was not smart, she waa not fair.
But hearts with grief for her are sweHJn';
And empty stands her little chair
She died of eatin' watermelin."
An old gentleman took a huge volume of
history of a thousand pages, with maps and
illustrations, into a bookstore, a few days
ago, and, saying he wished another copy,
offered to lend it to them as long as they
needed it to print another by.
Is the cemetery at North Chichester, N.
II, may be seen ten marble slabs in a row,
all of the same size, and all bearing the
dame of Lake, whose ages, as recorded, are
as follows : 50, 65, 83, Sti, 83, S3, 63,54,73
and 57 years. Aggregate, 715 .years ; aver
age, 71J4 years.
Lafayette College, Pennsylvania,
has a freshman -eighteen years old, who
has secured means, by buying and work
ing with his own hands a farm of eighty
acres near Omaha, to take him through
the course and have his capital left when
he finishes. After that he will return and
show the world what he knows about
farming.
A singular and beautiful incident oc
curred at a funeral in Cape Ann the other
day. Just at the conclusion of the ser
vices over the remains, a white dove sud
denly made its appearance, and after mak
ing the circuit of the apartment, alighted
upon the head of the rector who had con
ducted the exercises. There it quietly re
mained until removed and properly cared
for. It did not belong to the family, but
was the property of a neighbor who re
sided on the same street
It appears from statements made in
Parliament, a short time ago, that the
present system of shilling telegrams adopt
ed by the British Government, when it
took charge of the telegraph lines of the
kingdom, is working finely. The lines
are crowded with messages, and from
10,000 to $15,000 more are being now
earned than during the corresponding
weeks last year. The question oi sixpen
ny telegrams is under consideration, to be
tried as soon as there is a sufficient exten
sion of the lines to accommodate the ex
pected increase of business.
The Corinne Journal asserts that, by
recent chemical analysis, it has been ascer
tained that the water of ureal aii mae is
losing its saline properties at a rate that
if k continues in the same ratio as the,
last ten years have shown, will freshen it
altogether within the present century. A
theory is advanced by one of the "iale
men that the fait in the lake has not been
deposited there mors than three hundred
and fifty years, and that the changes in
the lake from fresh to salt occurs at periods
of five to ten centcries It is also s'at:d
that alkalies and sa:ts of the basin will in.
time give place to another condition
governed by the atmosphere, out of which
tropic luxuriance and giant growth of tim
ber are to come.
A poor woman named Lalanne, of Epar-
ras village, Uppe' Pyrenees County,
France, hearisg.that her son, a private in
an artillery regiment, made prisoner in
Sedan, had fallen ill at Cus trine, Prussia,
determined to go to see him, and, if pos
sible, bring him home. She set out cn
foot, and, despite fatigue and trial of all
sort, she succeeded in reaching her child
and bringing him back with her. Her
neighbors could not easily express the ad
miration and sympathy felt for her. ' The
Minister of War, upon hearing of these
circumstances, gave a furlough to her son
and sent her money enough to procure
medical assistance and medicines for her
boy.
A firm that had agreed to furnish two
hundred tons oi coal for the Albany Capi
tol, after they had finished drawing, pre
sented their bill to uoionei cassiay, in
keeper of the building. " That will be all
right," said the Colonel, "when you deliver
twenty-six tons more." "What twenty
six tons ?" asked the contractors, in aston
ishment "Why.it is just that amount
short," said the uoionei, ior l ve laaen
the pains to weigh it" Neither coaxing
nor bullying could change the Colonel's
determination, and after the delivery of the
twenty-six additioial tons, the receipt was
signed.
Vioneboh, a man greatly renowned for
his strength, was recently killed at Bou
logne while performing before a large
audience, in a building erected on the
sands at the back of the Casino. His
great feat was the sustaining on his
shoulder of a six-ewt cannon, while it
was being fired by his assistant On this
occasion the assistant applied the match
too son. Vigneron had not time to settle
himself into his usual position, and, when
the discharge took olace, tbe cannon jerked
violently aside, instead of recoiling in the
usual way. The concussion felled the un
fortunate cannon-holder, and inflicted
frightful injuries on the right side of his
head, from which he died in a very short
ime.
The smallest steam engine In the world
is in possession of John Penn, Greenwich,
England. It will stand on a three penny
piece ; ita base plate measures three-eighths
of an inch by about three-tenths. A few
minutiae, such as the air-pumps, have been
omitted. So small ate some of the parts
that they require a powerful magnifying
glass to see their foim. The screws are
one-eighth of an inch in diameter, and
furnished with hexagonal nu, loosened
and tightened with a spanner. The whole
weight of the model . is less than a three
penny piece. It works admirably, and its
crank shaft performs twenty to thirty
thousand revolutions ia a minute.
Youth's Department.
A BOY'S REVENGE.
BY EBEN E. REXFORD.
John Ranger walked along on his way
horns from school one pleaaant winter, af
ternoon, feeling rather out of sorts. The
reason of the uncomfortable feeling in his
mind waa this : That morning, the boys
had proposed building a snow fort on 'the
hill near the school house. For soma
days the weather had been very "moder
ate," as people in the country express it,
and the snow had become of just the right
consistency to roll into balls, and thus fa
cilitate the building of a snow fort in cap
ital style. John had fallen in with the
plan very eagerly. He loved sport of that
kind as well as any boy in school. When
he played he threw all his energies into
the sport, and was consequently a leader
in all the amusements incident to school
life. And I am glad to say that he studied
in very much the same way as he played ;
he made no half-work about it, but got his
lessons thoroughly and welL Probably
his relish for play gave him a keen appe
tite for his studies. I have often noticed
that those boys who play best study best
Not those boys who play most, however,
for some boys think of nothing but play.
As the plan was proposed in the morn
ing, that they might have time to build the
fort in the hour given them at noon to eat
their dinners, the boys had agreed to eat
their lunch during the forenoon recess,
and devote the entire hour to work on the
fort, and complete it, if possible, before af
ternoon school hours began, that it might
be ready for use next day. Nearly all the
large boys had a hard lesson in arithmetic
that forenoon. The teacher had told them
that three of the hardest problems must
be worked out on their slates and brought
for inspection at recitation time. If not
correctly done, time must be taken from
the hour's nooning to study on them.- The
boys thought of the snow fort to be built,
and applied themselves diligently to their
lessons. John took his slate and worked
away busily. Before recitation came he
had conquered all difficulties, and had the
knotty problems written down for the
teacher's inspection.
Recitation came. He took his slate and
started lor the class which was forming on
the floor. He had got nearly to his place
when he saw that the examples he had
written down so carefully were gone.
Rubbed out entirely. He stared at the
blank slate, with a look of complete be
wilderment He had taken unusual pains
with them. When he looked last they
were certainly there. Now they were
gone. But who had rubbed them out?
Some one must have done so.' He could '
not remember that any one had come to
his seat, and yet some person had found
and taken the opportunity to blot the re
sult of his morning's labor.
" I had the examples on my slate, air.'
he said to the teacher. " They are gone.
Some one has rubbed them out"
Who rubbed them out?" aiked the
teacher, in his sharp; stenhway.
" I don't know, sir," answered John.
. " Are yoa rare you had them worked
out correcUy f" asked the teacher.
"Yes, sir," answered John, flashing up
at the doubt implied by the teacher's tone
and question. -
" Very well ; as you are unable to pro
duce them, and can accuse no one of
having rubbed them out, yoa may stay in
at noon and work on them."
John was too proud to say a word in
protest, unjust as he felt it to be. So he
took his seat in silence, resolved to find
out, if it were possible, the author of his
misfortune, for such he considered it to
be, since it obliged him to stay away from
the fort building that was to take place at
noon. Stay away he did. It was time for
school to begin again before the problem
was solved and written out He could not
study much when he thought of the sport
the boys were having on the hilL He
could hear . their merry laughter, and
imagine how they were enjoying them
selves. He thought, with a bitter feeling
in his heart, that, but for some one of
them, he might haveenjoyed the sport too.
He walked home from school that night
as I have said, feeling very uncomfortable.
He had missed a rare bit of sport for one
thing; for another he had found out that
some one "owed him a grudge;" and
another thing was and John felt this
most keenly, perhaps, of the three that
the teacher seemed to think he had shirk
ed his lesson, and considered his story as
an excuse to get rid of a little labor.
The next day, as a small boy was pass
ing his seat John dropped his pencil.
The boy picked it up and handed it to
him. As he did so, he whispered : "Joe
Evans rubbed out your problem yester
day; I saw him do it"
' Don't tell any one," John whispered
back, and the boy passed on. A week
passed. A dozen times John found oppor
tunities to pay off his score with Joe. but
his better nature told him that it would be
more noble and manly to overlook the
matter entirely.
One holiday, John obtained permission
to go to a pond about a mile from home to
skate. When he reached the pond he
saw that Joe Evans was there before him.
He sat down on the bank and commenced
to strap on his skates. Just as he was
fastening the first buckle, he heard a cry
and the sound of cracking ice, and looking
up, be saw that Joe had broken through a
thin spot and was struggling in the water.
Quickly as possible he sprang to the
rescue, and by means of a long pole which
was lying on the ice near the scene of the
accident, he succeeded in getting Joe out
safely, though much frightened.
"Oh, John I" cried Joe, shivering with
terror and cold, " if you hadnt helped me
out I should have drowned."
"I guess you would, answered jonn,
Ana l served you in wo way u i
cried Joe. " I rubbed out your problems
the day we built the fort!" .
"1 knew It!" answered John,'I found,,
it out next day." m ,',,..
"And yoa never told of it!" Joe felt
vptv insiirai flcant in comparison with J ohn
Karifrer. This was a new way of revenge.
"Don't say anything more about it,
said John, " bul hurry home and get some
dry clothes on." ' -
John was satisfied with his revenge.
It was a great deal better than paying
back in the same kind of coin. Work
w rvr
A Word to the Girls.
y-i a1- rP vnrlT VeXalt.Tl
7iris, ia&c gin wo v -
"Ts -.' tMn b- Koran OA Vfitl fkrA TafttfeCtlV Well
lVU wuua a.vsrvs j I
now you can expose yourselves In- every
. j v.AMnnA it tiava AiA inrt vnn
that it never wilL It is no light matter to
trifle with one's health, for it ia too often
a. i ' a.. C4.1. ..n.n;.tar1 nn) il lrw&t
B DlcS&llJg lUtl 11 LUC OUJJlCViOKU iiww.
I know how you feel about such things.
ior i was once m uiuujjuuot 6"
although I had a kind mother to give me
advice, which I have often wished I had
only found out my mistake when is was
too late, now oiien uo you '
Change thick and heavy clothing for light-
. . i t e trf
er, ana neavy anoea iur iiuu 6'i - "
i : vvtv nr funmnir
school. Then have you not come chilled
through, ana risen uci uiuiuiuj
headache, swollen eyes, and a generally
uncomfortable feeling? Don't do so, girls.
fA.i,i,T,. tnat will make von
sacrifice your health. If you do, jou will -be
old women at thirty, in spite of all the
embellishments you can give your faces ;
tor if your neaiia is rumcu, juu
little pleasure in anything else.
I once knew a young girl who was as
i 1.1 A Voavw aa nna nRn&llv SeCS.
who walked home from a party in thin
shoes, through the dewey grass. She
caught a cold which settled on her lungs
andinashorttime carried her to her grave.,
n. . . . 1 .... naa ennrtArtATI
one is no mo vuij v w " - -
her life by her own carelessness. How
- w.n killfniv themselves
many wc new uw " --- v
by lacing. I think it is a pitiful sight to
J D , . -:, .nrl nM
see an unnaiunuiy aieuucr j
projecting from the head from Re com
pression, while the victims of eir own
foolishness are unable to eat onthirdss
muchaa they need, for fear their misery
wuibemore than they can bear. No sen
sible gW will do this, and no one ever
would if she could only know the suffer-
trjg sue win - - , - - . :
Take advice, then; dress so that you feel
comfortable, no msucr uu
I' wnnT than von ran
never expuao j J. ,
halt), and you will stand a chance of erjoy
ing healthy .and happy old age.-TFrf-wmEuraL

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