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Poetry.
MY BIRTHDAY.
BY JOHN G. WHITTIER.
Bsbith the moonlight and the snow
Li dead my lata-t year;
s.o- . The winter wind arc wailing low
i t: It dirge In my ear. .
I grieve not with the moaning wind
, . As if a loss befell;
. .Before me, even as behind.
. God ia, acd all ta well 1
Els light ahlnec on me tram above.
His low voice speaks -within
The patience of immortal love
Gui wearying mortal sin.
Sot mindless of the growing Tears
Of care and loss and pain.
My eyes are wet with thanLrol tears
( For blessings which remain.
, XT dim the irold of has growing years
I will not count it droee,
Kor turn from treasures stfl my own
. To sigh for lack and loss.
The years no charm from Nature take;
As sweet her rule s call,
As beautiful her mornings break,
As fair her evenings
Lore watches o'er my quiet ways.
Kino voices speak my name.
And lips that find it hard to praise
Are slow, at least to blame,
How softly ebb the tides of will 1
How fields, once lost or won.
Now lie behind me green and still
Beneath a level son I
Bow hashed the hiss or party hate.
The clamor of the throng I
How old, harsh voices of debate
Flow Into, rhythmic song 1 J
Hethtnks the spirit's temper grows
Too soft in this still air.
Somewhat the reetfol heart foregoes
Of needed watch and prayer.
The hark by tempest vainly tossed
Hay founder in the calm,
Aod he who braved the polar frost
Faint by the isles of balm.
Better than self-indulgent years
' - -jr outflnng heart of youth,
. w Than pleasant songs in idle eara
The tumult of tLe truth.
' Best for the weary hands is good.
And love for hearts that pine.
Bat let the manly habitnde
Of upright souls be mine.
It winds that blow from heavea refresh.
Dear Lord, the languid air;
And let the weakness of the flesh
Thy strength of spirit share.
And, If the eye must fan of Bght,
1 he ear forget to hear.
Hake clearer giill tbe spirit's sight.
More fine the inward ear I
Be near me in mine hours of need
To soothe, or cheer, or warn.
And down the-e elopes of sunset lead
Aa up the hills of moral
Atlantic Jfonlkly.
a
it
j
self
Miscellany.
Josh Billings Under Oath.
Josh Billings being duly sworn, testifvs
az rollers:
Eight wont go into 6 and hav mutch ov
enny thing left over. Menny a yung fel
low haz found out this sum in arithme
ticks bi trieing tew git a number 8 foot
into a number 6 boot.
Virtea, in one respekt, is like mutiny.
That which we hav tew work the hardesst
for sticks tew us the best.
Ihavcften herd tha e WH7 men lrlin
knew more than they could tell, but i
never met one. j. nav oiten mc; thoze
juu
five
not
ness,
lJtJ!!S ?S
ZZtZZ. ,ew Bware w 11 head
Hn,i,.,m... ., . heads
. . , . .. . - . j . , . mc
but mare iz one thing about her that i al-
wns aid like sne means weiL
the
the
c,-. j , , , i i-uaren
bum people are good simply bea-anx
thev are tew lazv to tewirW .nH"
bekanap thev hant rnt .
Dekause tney nant got a good chance. soning
Tnare iz one thing that i am not only and
. ,j "5 mure peo- iiuuBcii
pie in this world who hav changed from first
bad to good, than from good to bad. no
In munny, interest phollows the princi- fire-arms,
pal; m morals, principle often phollows to
the interest lest
Y u will notis one thing the devil scl- or
uuiu uiiem iew go mm parmersnip with a
bizzy man, but you will often see him offer which
tew jine the lazy man, and furnish all the
kapitai.
I dont kno, after aU, but it iz jist about
az well tew git abuv yure bizzness as it iz
tew hav yure bizznes. git abuv yu.
tn time oy peace prepare for war."
This iz the way sum familys liv all the
time.
Whenever yu hear a man who alwus
wants tew bet hiz "bottom dollar," yu tan
make up yure mind that that is the size of
hiz pile.
The devil iz the only individual on reck
ord who iz sed not tew possess a single
event
tnnate
He
tea-chest
and,
intvi
rectly
close
could
dogs
in her
and
end
Thare iz nothing that a man will git so her
sik ov az too mutch mollassis.
The vices which a man kontrackts in
hiz youth, however mutch he may shake
themoph, will often call on him thru
me, and seek tew renew his acquaintance.
master
ple,
killed
though
the
Everyman haz hiz phoilys, but thare iz it
this difference in the poor man they look pies
like Ciimed, while in the ritch man, they hung
vaj I,., w cAiuu. i.iijb. i tucii
vio age increases us in wisdom, acd mother
also in rumatism.
I kno lots ov pholks who are pins jist
kokause they waz born so. They kant tell
when they got religion, and, if they should
loozs it, they wouldn't kno it
We never outgroour phoilys we only
alter them.
Thare iz this difference between charity
and a gift charity cums from the heart ;
a gift from the pocket
Coquets are generally too silly to be
very wicked.
Thare iz full az menny pholks in this
world who hav bin ruined bi kindness az
thare iz who hav bin injured bi kmelty.
The man who iz wicked enuff tew be
dreaded iz a safer man in community than
the one who iz just virtewous enuff not to
be suspekted. -
r lattery iz the wrist kind of hemg.
Hypockrasy iz alwus humble.
Gravity dont prove enny thing. If a
madness
bitten
perience,
tory
The
this
which
mai
moping
has
limes,
with
a great
in
with
riding
ing,
when
through
found
man iz really wize, he dont need it, and if behind
4l BUM OT13, UC UiUUJUU fc HAV Ik I
It iz jist az natral tew be born poor az I Buxton
it iz tew be born naked, and it is no more and
disgrace. his
mare iz no excuse wnwever ior the in-1 ny to
solence ov wealth; thare may possibly be obeyed
for the insolence ov poverty. preached
iiazyness iz tne rust law ov natur; self- he
preservsshun is the seckond. I so
Tu kant konvcr sinners bi preaching that it
the gospel tew them at half price. Enny 1 to
sinner who iz anxious tew git hiz religion
in mat way, u satisned with a poor aru
kle. JVo York Weekly.
fortunately
hi bo
from
Bound to De a Full Day's Work.
Mb. 3L, of Oxford, don't object to hav
ing a hired man do a full day's work, at
least, so we should judge from the follow
ing story : A short time ago a man went
to his place for work. Mr. M. set him to
plowing round a forty acre field. After
he had plowed faithfully all day, until the
sun was about half an hour high, he ex
pressed his opinion that it was about time
to quit work.
"Oh, bo," said Mr. 1L, "you can plow
around six or eight times more just as
well as not"
So the hired man plowed around six or
eight times, then went to the house, took
care of his team, . milked nine cows, ate
bell,
gate,
forced
having
the
oesi
' I
rible
neck,
a tree,
range,
exhausted
him
made
finding
leartui
his suprer, and found ten o'clock staring I dicl
him in the face fiom the old timepiece. the
Said the hired man to Mrs. M., "Where
is Mr. M. r" -th
The good woman answered, " he has ro- " T6
tired; do you wish to see him?" I thought
He replied that he did. After being pinned
conducted to the bed room, he said, " Mr. prongs
M where is the sxe?'
" Why," said Mr. what do you
want to do with the sxe?"
" Well," said the hired man, " I thought
yon niij,ht like me to split wood till break
last is ready."
In the General Post Office of London,
last year, 10,585,000 yards of string were
used in tying np the letters for the country,
and 700,000 bags were required for send
ing the letters off. The Poll MoU Qatette
says that, while it is unpleasant to draw
invidious distinctions between public de
partmetts, there can be no doubt that the
quantity of red tape used in the War OUce
for the same period tax exceeded that of
the Post Office twine.
A girl in Los Angeles, Cal.,hasahead
of hair five feet long.
much
I pulled
made
ch jin
from
Some
apy oi
similar
would
fcaS.'S
vtmuu
much
chief
somewhat
nerves,
presence
dog, in
m
JL JJL-1
DEPENDENT.
VOLUME I.
McCONNELLSVILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1871.
NUMBER 26.
DEALINGS WITH MAD DOGS.
ETERT one will admit there are few nnH-
ects which possess a more terrible fasci
nation than that of hydrophobia. From
the awful nature of the disease, and the
capricious, and uncertain manner in which
it assails its victims, it is invested with
horror and mystery beyond anv and everv
other ill which man can suffer. I do not
mean .to touch noon the mediral and srien.
tifie theories or treatment of canine mad
ness. Such themes are above me. Nor
would the reader, probably, be greatly en
lightened were I to do so. seeing that until
very receutly a large section of the scien
tific world entirely disputed the existence
I
vi uyuropnooia at aii, or, at any rate, the
possibility of its being communicated to
human beines. Nor shall I dwell nnon
I.
symptoms which declare the dog to be af
fected, or attempt unless I mention them
accidentally in any way to describe them.
All I propose to do is to tell two or three
anecdotes of men who have been called
to confront mad animals of the dog kind.
First It t me tell the reader that the most
minutely detailed and iDtofestinpnarmtTm
of the whole kind is the death of the Duke
or Kichmond, in Canada, from the bite of
rabid fox. He may read the story in
mo6t anecdote-books,and shocking enough
will find it ; but, terrible as it may be,
is also a noble record of heroic endur-
ance of a dreadful calamity.
A great deal of good was done, despite
the unpopularity of the measures, by the
a ' ' . . . . -
oug im oi a iew years pack, and Dy the
late Sir Richard Mayne's order to the
police to seize all stray dogs whatever. In
summer when that order was given
nearly r. fifteen thousand dops were so
seized, and London escaped, for the first m
time in my memory, without a single death
from hydrophobia. A plain man like my-
looks at results, which are generally
convincing than theories.
It ia very difacult in the earlier stages to
whether a dog be mad or not : but
n e 3 . . V -. , . .
ii cases ui uouoi mi me poor thing at I
; it may save him much suffering, and
irom me narrowing renection that I
some human being has bet n bitten through
neglect Madness is not always
traceable to a dog having been bitten ; it
sometimes comes on spontaneously. A
friend of mine once owned a favorite
terries which had recently littered
puppies and, as she was kept
constantly in his garden, she could
possibly have been bitten for some
considerable time. But she suddenly dis
played unmistakable symptoms of mad
and ran up and down the garden
ttuXg f-m he; jawsTanThe?
twitching from side to side, as the
ine
to
just
his
any
used
guv
of all mad dogs do. Thisarises from
wuvuiMro bclioh oi me mnoeiea nt
convulsive action of the muscles of
throat and neck, which invariably
fli.w,.. : i i , , - , . J I i,.f
uvuruuuuois m Daman oe-1
t, ' n .- j , I
? "e" . .m. quaurupeas t
. . lnuuluon 01 wnicn makes poi-
by strychnine so painful to endure,
so horrific to see. Luckily my friend
was me nrst to notice ner, and his tvcijf
care was to close the doors and order friend
one to go into the garden. He had no
and was afraid to leave the hoise
procure poison while she was at large,
she should scramble over the low wall yards
some one should inadvertently enter the with
wclosure. At last be thought of a plan t a
is worthy of being tuiown, in the I
of any of my readers being unfor-1 escape,
enough to need such an expedient
procured an old box without a lid a sjid
would do, or any such thing I
holding this before him, went straight I witn
trtA cmrfteri Tha rnr hmtA : 1
toward him, and had she come quite hear
he would have turned the box over ward,
and so covered Wwith it-thh ).. dog
have done easily enough, for mad tnent
never dodge or twist about But even
frenzy her maternal instinct was from
strong, and she ran back to her kennel ers
began suckling her puppies. As the
oi me cnun which was still round
neck hung out of the kenneL her
seized it and fastened it to its sta
men sent ior some poison, and so
her; for she would try to eat al
she could not drink. But here is
strangest part of the story, and to me
the
plexing
the
I
useful
seems very pathetic. All her little ram-
were raving mad, too, and the foam really
in flakes about their mouths, and rulei
pwr nine iicaus lLOlcu JU81 R-S me f
s had done. Thev had snrk(xl in power
vuai
be
Popular
had
with their milk, for she had not
any of them. This was. in mv ex
at least, a new feature in the his
of hydrophobia.
most dangerous characteristic of
never
disease is the capricious manner in
it makes its appearance. Some
times the dog will show for several days
mere is sometmng wrong with him,
and shunning those of whom he
hitherto been fondest while at other
as in the case just given, it comes on
a frightful suddenness. The eminent
philanthropist. Sir T. F. Buxton, who was
and good man in private as well as
public, had a truly terrible adventure
a large and favorite dog. He was
on horseback to London one morn
from the vicinity of Hampstead,
he heard a great hubbub as he came
the village, and. to his horror.
that his own dog, which he had left
him. had broken out and. raving
Ullllig ttl CVClJ till II g fl tUT. VlLT.
saw him bite at least a dozen dogs
several human beings. In vain did
master ride after him, and shout at or
coax him; the brute no longer
the familiar voice. As thev ao-
London the idea of the mischief
do in the crowded streets became
overpowering that his master decided
was b'j duty to run every risk nri
capture him at any hasard : and the doe I
turning up a drive which led
uie iuuge-ga e, mx. isuxton sprang
his horse and clasped the raving maa
Newfoundland dog round the neck I After
struggle hedraegedthe animal
enough to enable him to ring the
and the irarripner nrvrpH Ka Irm. I
Mr. Buxton, with his permission,
the dog into the garden, and a chain
been procured it was fastened to
dog's collar and to a tree. This part is
u)iu in an. uuxxon s own words :
made the gardener, who was in a ter
fright, secure the collar ronnd his
and nx the other end of the chain to
and then, walking to its furthest
wita an my iorce, which was nearly
by his frantic struggles, I flung
away from me and sprang back. He
a desperate bound after me; but
himself foiled, he uttered the most
yell l ever heard. All that day he
nothing but rash to and fro, champing
foam which gushed from his jaws.
threw him meat, and he snatched at it
fury, but instantly dropped it again.
nelt day, when I went to see him,
the chain seemed worn, so I
him to the ground between the
of a pitchfork, and then fixed a
larger chain around his neck. When
away the fork, he sprang up and
a dash at me, which snapped the old
in two. He died in forty-tight hours
the tune he went mad."
might call this heroism; but if
my readers should be placed in a
strait, the more desirable plan
be to have the poor brute de
stroyed. ?TS& DOt Era,-,y
f?18 Probably is,
u oa picveiiieu me irom dwelling so
on the details as bis bravery de
serves), but as I was acquainted with the
actor, I can vouch for its truth. IJ
less thrilling than the last in
stance, it nevertheless demanded very firm
and shows the inestimable value of
of mind Some years sgo a large
a state of furious madness, was du-
covered running about the streets at the
West End of London. Of course the
alarm and excitement spread, and a
crowd of men and boys followed it. A
butcher was standing at the door of his
thop when the rabid -beast entered the
street, and the man as he stood there was
right in the track. The crowd shouted to I
him to get out of the way : but in lieu of
doing so, tne butcher coolly detached his
- steei an implement with which every
reader is familiar in the larger size which
it takes when for professional and not do
mestic use from his apron, and planted
himself in the center of the pathway.
Snapping viciously, with whitened iaws.
at everything near, the dog came on, and
" J ry k aa.w UU SM1U sj
when close to the butcher, sprang at him
to seize him; but as he opened his savage
teeth the man stenned forward nd hi7i.
' ' I
ing his weapon with a firm grip, drove
uie steei ngm aown tne Drute s throat al
most to the hilt His fingers were, of
course, doEe to the fatal fangs ; but these
were harmless now, for the dog fell dead
at his feet. There are many men who
would ratner nave laced a line of bayonets
than have done such a deed as this : and
many a man has been praised to the skies
and rewarded for a less courazeous act.
Without breaking my resolution of not
entering upon the medical questions con
he nected with hydrophobia, I may allude to
the aeonizine uncertaintv whi, h hnnnii .
person who is bitten by a mad dog. Of
poisons ever known the virus is the
most capricious, most unaccountable in its
: m i . ... . .
uiuuu-poison, to wnicn it is
mo8t tften compared the bite of a ser-
pent is really more of a contrast than a
comparison ; the one is so certain and
regular in its effect, the other so uncertain
tuIie or fcven id any injury resultine at
one oi tne men bitten by Sir T. F.
Buxton's dog . ever went mad. I have
known a child s arm torn and bitten to tfee
bone by a dog outrageously rabid, and the
cinli did not sutler any more than it
would have done from any other injury of
.. l . . rro , . -J J
citeuv. mere nave rjeen irequent
instances of where a dog has bitten a great
uuuiuer vl iiumau oeings, and one has
to
ed
gone mad while the rest have escaped ; on
o.iiex nana, i nave aiso known a very
slight puncture from a dog not snsnected
be rabid, bring on the most dead v mail.
ness. The treatment of hvdronhohia ia
as unsettled as the disease itself. A
surgeon once treated a very bad bite on
own hand, tafiicted by a dog that, at
rate, was infuriated, which not only
presented some very ugly symptoms, but
lueusccu, i lancieu, me worst results, lie
water only : he kept a constantly
saturated pad of linen on the bite, and he
qmie weu. rui me vaiue ot such ev-
ing
The
a
the
idence as this i3 diminished by its being
iuiuubnuhj hi boy wueuier jivoronnnnia i
impossible to say whether hvdronhohia
would have set in if the wound had been
n ;ir
lwcl1-
a. . ,i . a m . .
S " oi
"J J uiieyou. n is rareiy so lero-
ous as in the second of my instances, but
pursues a straight course, snapping at
mmg uujeci wnicn u meets. A
of mine once passed, on a lonely
country road, within a few feet of a dog
hich struck him as having something
strange in its aspect and movements; fifty
further on he encountered two men
guns, who asked him if he had seen
aoKt &na on being answered that he had.
cal
and
ridge,
an
brack
the
slight
cone,
five
tion,
fixed
where, told him to thank God for his
and
at
rest.
me
for that very brute was raving mad,
bitten at 1 east a dozen animals
two or three men and children that
morning. My informant almost fainted
tue. shock which this intelligence
communicated, and wit. frro.tlv Tall f aitAil Sh
the report of a gun directly after- buggy--While
telling that the career of the mad more
was ended. I snoke. at themmmmiw. ed
of this brief article, of the effect
produced by the clearance of the street
dogs by the police; most of my read
too wiU remember how that one man in
tone, especially, had his hands cover-
ail over wl" wounos rrom bites, and in
length
trees
it,
pear
now
lesser degree this was common among 01
men; yet and this adds to the per- ma
nature of the subject not one of Sener!"
force suffered from hydrophobia; nor mU8t
believe, has any attendant at that most USSJ
institution, the Home for Lrt and 83
Starving Dogs, ever been attacked. It ia ?r
like the immunity doctors enjoy, as , a?
fron contagion in fevers and other looK
poiucuwo, wiu 121 aiujct-iicr uui oi my I .
to explain, ilnallv. I will observe
i never anew tne madness ot a dog to
clearly traceable to a want of water.
opinion, I know, ascribes it al
ways to Jiis privation ; but so far as I have
an opportunity of noticing, thirst alone
causes the disease. Harper Week!
A few
ly
small
it from
about
south
A Living Head on a Paralyzed Trunk.
Near Glcnwood, Iowa, resides James here
T. Anderson, aged twenty-six. Three lrom
years ago he died from his neck down-1 cann.
ward, liishead, however, is alive, and snorter
more vigorous and active than before the ha1
body, which it once governed, ceased to 11
be vital At the age of two, James' father of mv
died, and his mother soon married again, electric
the age of three he was tossed several nmS
by an angry cow. Shortly after- DS
ward, while he was eatintr hrid ar.d milk was
a rattlesnake ioined him. and whpn tin liry
two had finished his snakeship made his lit,le
bow and retired. At five years old a n
ran away with him, and made for a able,
stable, across the entrance of which was a
bar. The horse reached in under the bar.
and his mother seized him just in time to
save his life. He grew up active and
strong, and was fond of sports. He be
came a good gymnast
james, at the time of the accident that
left him with a dead body and a living
man.
pcal3
head, was a fine, handsome young i
He weighed two hundred pounds, and
there was not a superfluous ounce of flesh
on his body.
One afternoon, when on a visit to an
uncle at Glenwood. Iowa, he was exer
cising on a pole placed from one tree to
another in the back yard. He had on a
pair of gaiters-tipped with patent leather.
ue 8wttDK aown lrom the pole by his feet;
,ne leatuer slipped and he felL He struck
S.18 neck j"6' where it joins the shoulders.
violence
path.
This
and a
was
energy
from
were
dren.
uninjured.
performed
log of
any of
refuge
He was bewildered, but perfectly con-
ouiulw
monly
safest
iour o
came
next
nor. n
-55 wsyTatd
n.-it Louit
Bcious. His body felt as though tmashed
toajeuy. ue experienced a horrible tin
gling, and when the doctor came he
told him not to touch him ss his b.dy
was broken to pieces. His neck was
broken; inflammation set in, and all
thought his end was come. To the sur
prise of all, in a few days he began to
mend. He was shortly after removed to
his stepfather's house, where he still re
sides.
Time hung heavily on his hands, and
he resolved to learn to write with his
mou'h. He accomplished this, and, as he
says in a letter to Mr. J. K. Nuttintr. he
soon wrote a tolerably good mouth. He
is now trying to paint, and hopes by this
means to earn tomcthing for his support
He has been, and still is, tenderly cared
for by his sister, herself a cripple, and
speaks in the highest terms of his step-
lather, who, though a poor man has
shown him every kindness.
ms worst enemies are the flies which
buzz about his face. He holds a leafv
The
the
ijuco
tion
travel
but
tranquil
speed.
wnicn,
important
the
the fact
twig in his mouth, however, and manages ttt0
to twirl it about in a wonderful way and from
drive off his tormentors. This case is wrd
ohn ltl8 "
without a parallel, except that of J;
Carter, of England, who was injured in a
who became a fkmonn
painter. HtLouit Timet.
JoshBillixgs says: "Don't work be
fore breakfast If it is necessary to toil
before breakfist eat your breakfast first"
Now, if he couli fix it to that we needn't
work afttr break fast! t
therefore
revolve
that
either
c-.orc
j Therefore,
the
A new iail at Bennington. Vt. wa
christened after its fiut inmate.
eastward
leit
while
Tornadoes and Water-Spouts.
Pbofessor Whitfield gives in the
American Journal of Science the following
statement relative to tornadoes and water
spouts
One of the most remarkable accompani-
mcnts of the tornado is the black column.
or spout, extending from the cloud down
to the surface. It precisely resembles a
column of black smoke, such as pours
from the pipes of a steamer burning pine
wood ; it is, in fact, condensed vapor or
cloud, intensified in blackness by the dust
and rubbish carried up from the ground.
ine tornado is a sneu, or hollow cyiin-
.11 I. . .
. . ... ?" 110 c"r . I
Ir ' n . 18 Pwenui y compressed
by two antagonistic forces, centrifugal and
mn Th. .1 1. i 1 ,1 . . n I
ccnlrioetiL The rapid whirl draws the
air from the center towards the circumfer
ence, where it is met and opposed by the
inrusning winds. There is, c msequently,
a rarefaction, a great reduction of tem
perature by expansion, and condensation
of vapor within the shell. -
. ine spout does not hug the earib, con
tinuously, but rebounds or ricoshd along
the uneven surface, often skipping the
valleys, but generally desolating the hiila
It is disposed, however, at every recur
rence to strike at the same points. It is
not an established fact, but it is commonly
believed, and with some reason, that the
toraado does, in the course of years, return
along its beaten pa h, and that it is unsafe
build where one has ever passed. A
house in Pickens County stood on a hill
from which a log cabin had been blown
away some thirty years bef re. I witness
the last of three which had passed
along the same track. Niar Hernando,
Miss., three have followed an unvarying
T a- i 1 !1 a1 a. ai I .
line. It is probable that there are some
localities more favorable thaa others to the
generation of these storms, and if this be
true, then the law of direction, hereafter
explained, accounts for their progress
aiong tne indicated path,
Such an opportunity, as fell to my lot, of
witnessing the formation and course of a
tornado is rarely erjoyed, asd the pheno
mena observed on that occasion are of
great value in illustrating the origin of
these whirlwinds. On the 2tfth of April,
1807, at ten o'clock, am., I was approach
Tuscaloosa, on the Elyton road, the
general direction being east and west
weather was hot and oppressive, while
perfect calm prevailed both at the sur
face and in the upper regions, for the
leaves were not stirred upon the trees, and
heavens were covered with frag
mentary clouds, perfectly at reEt Occa
sionally large drops of rain tell, and there
of
an
for
at
w ana men, iigntning. ine anno- all
was evidently surcharged with
vapor, and in a condition of great electri
excitement At the distance of three
a half miles from town, an elevated
over which the road passed, afforded
extended view, and I saw a mass of
cloua detached and hanging over
western horizon. It appeared nearly
circular in shape, with the exception of a
angular projection, like an inverted
at its lower edge. 1 afterward as
certained that it was at this time about
miles distant from me, and a calcula
based upon the estimated angles,
the elevation of its base above the
will
to
and
for
acd
was
self
about fifteen hundred yards,
its diameter, considering it a sphere,
about six hundred. It was entirely at
The first view of this cloud suggested to
me possibility or a tornado, and I
watched it closely as I drove along in my I
I wa dnyiug, lurely,
than a quarter of a mUe. it maintain
her. its poalion and outline unchanged. At
in
weak
Could
th
a farm house with its shade I (ailing
intercepted the view for about a I marry
auu wnen i came again m Bigui oi that
the projection beneath the ground ap- had
in violent commotion. 1 here was
no longer any doubt cf the character
Phenomenon about to be exhibited.
thor.ty
man.
In
saUsne1. from a knowledge of the
direction of tornadoes, that it
come neax meI leaped from the invited,
M1 released the horse as quickly krot
possible, in order to give him a chance in
hl8 f1- T"18 not occupy more but
na'f mulu,tei 811,1 when I turned to the
agaln. the b'ack column was formed, he
o " , , . &. .
moments showed that it was rapid-
approaching. I remember noticing
fragments of cloud moving toward
the north, but there was no per
ceptible breeze where I stood. When
a mile distant I saw that it would go
of me, and at this time I first ob
the surface drift, which appeared
8,1 innumerable flock of birds, flying
the summit of the column, and
too e Pme tree spoken of emerged
tlie cortex, and settled slowly to the
ine column was now much
tnar. when first formed; the cloud
descended much nearer the surface,
passed about three hundred yards south
position, and at this point the first
discharge took place. The light
At zigzagged down the column, shed
times through it a lurid glare. The roar
deep toned and poweifuL The gvra-
motion was distinctly visible. When
further on, it became so enveloped
clouds as to be no longer distinguish
horse but I knew, by the now frequent
A
peace,
hands
village
been
rested
and
hand,
cut
it had
to
of
of a
teen
But
that
led
until
with
be the
of thunder, that it was increasing in
and leveling all things in its
tornado was formed about a mile
half west of Tuscaloosa, over an ex
tensive marshy flat, where an observer
characterized it as a " big whiilwind." It
not destructive at first, t ut grew in
as it progressed, acd two miles
its starting point threw down a dilap
idated building. About six miles from
Tuscaloosa it struck a log cabin in which
sitting a woman and several chill
Every log above the floor was car
ried away, while the occupants were left
Twelve miles further on it
a similar fi at, taking off every
a house without die (lightest huit to
tbe family, all of them having taken
within on its approach. This is
rtmarkible, but ther are other like in-
cu OU'UciiU'jaictl, ftllU lk 13 UU1U
believed that a log house is the
ret n at The direction of this tor
nado was east by 20' north. After its pas
rage the air was coo' and pleasant, and at
cioca m me aitercoon heavy rain
from the north, followed, for the
few days, by clear weather with
west wind3.
Question
fluence,
but
her
his,
w th
Wadman
secure,
summer
the
gently
sweet
iMartin
his
fiulse
ips
he
he
at
more
been
resisted
sli'ppcd
took
self-denial,
most remarkable fact disclosed bv iov at
phenomena of this storm is the in- boy
power of progression which it un- of
luuauijr putatsieu. Alter me gyra-
was established, it began at once to the
eastward, not driven bv anv wind. I (f the
plowing its own way through the I lock
atmosphere with trtmendous
Here i presented a problem,
bo iar as i know, nas not hereto
fore been propoundtd. Its solution Is
to the science cf meteor
ology. The fact that tornadoes in
variably move from southwest to
northeast is well e&tiblishcd, ss also
that, oy an impulse acquired from
widow
became
She
You
another
virtuous.
which
or
thought
earth's m-tion on its axis, they gyrate that
north to west by south. This b,ck-1 was
gyratior. is thus explained : all naral- could
lauiuiie decrease in diamtter, and
in circumference, as we go to
wards the pol js of the earih. As they all
in twnty-iour hours, it follows
every one, approaching the pole on
side of the equator, moves around
lowly than the one preceding it
a cunmt moving southward, to
yorttx of a tornado in the northern
hemifphcre, finds that vortex rotating
thing?
Thia
last
by the
this
soon
Martin
Goode.
a notable
with a superior velocity, and is people
oenind, or projected to the west tor ot
for the same reason, a current blow-1 iunny
ing northward to the vortex, finds it ro-
lating with inferior velocity, andpreserv-1
j, ta uwn eaaieriv momcniDm. ia nnnen i
forward or projected to the east. Thus
the south half of the rim being impelled
eastward, and the north half westward, the I
DaSkwajd or left handed gyration is fixed
and maintained. Just the reverse is true
in the southern hemisphere of the earth,
while on the equator the gyration would
hi iaao cimcr uireciton.
MESMERISM AND MATRIMONY.
BY B. P. SHILLABER.
Martin- Speed was a bachelor.
I.
nau oacea ana ruled, and
doubted about entering
estate" of matrimony.
upon the "blissful
until the fire of
youthful passion was all spent, and matri
mony had become a problem to him as
dry nd formal as one in eld Walsh's
arithmetic, to be ciphered out for an an
swer, as much as taat proposition about
carrying the fox, goose and a tag of corn,
across tne creek, mat every Didy "prob
ikJTrrvLremembcrs. Being aohrenoloeist
he left the province of hearts altogether,
and went to examining heads, to ascertain
Dy cranioiogical developments a woman s
I
and
ime-bliXl
KX
Speed, E;q., as letters came addressed to
him at the bpecdweli postofflca. The
town of Speedwell was named for an an
cestor of his, and boasted of several thou
satdi of inhabitants, and, as it was a fac
tory place, it had a goodly share of good
looking, marriageable girls.
Martin studied Combe and Spurzheim
and Gall, and grew bitter as disappoint
ment saw him enter his forty-first vear a
bachelor. He looked back on the past.
and saw the chances he had neglected, and
. . . C
tne happiness or those who had started
with him, and were now portly people,
tte h-aJs and fronts of families; and the
delicate damsels he had slighted, respected
mothers in Israel, and exemplary and ami
able wives. He sought every opportunity
for examining the heads of such as would
submit themselves to his hand with a hope
catching the bachelor ; for they knew
weaknes?, and he was well-to do and
eligible match. But in vain he looked
perfection. The bumps would not be
arranged as he wished them. If he took a
liking to a pretty face, phrenology im
pertinetly gave it the lie straight, and he
OEce avoided it.
It was at this juncture that a biological
lecturer a grave professor in that science
came to Speedville and gave a series of
exhib.tions. These Martin attended, and
biology at once became an "intensity"
with him a new emotion." He attended
the exhibitions; saw men porsonate
roosters and crow; hens, and scratch
shiver with cold or burn with heat, at the
of the operator ; saw a miser endeavor
clutch an eagle held out to him while
under the influence of the wonderful spelL
the tongue of a woman stilled who
twenty years had been the pest of
Speedwell by her loquacity.
This put the mind of Martin on a new
track. He sold his old phrenological works,
devofed himself to the study of the
wonderful science through which such
marvels were performed. The professor
a fine teacher, and Martin placed him
under his tuition. He succeeded ad-
mirably. In a short time he surpassed his
instructor, and had more than his powers
influencing the susceptible among his
brethren and sisters.
He formed a resolution to himself, that
through this means he would gain a wife.
he find one that his science could
control one that at a glance ha could
transfix, like the man who was stopped by
tti ra rr: f ri 7 p r tiftlf WAV (town aa hn whb
from the roof of a house he would
her for the reason, dear reader,
Martin had not married, was that he
heard of wives wearing the au-
foi
my
I
was
such
the
i
man,
"
and
"
"
much
here
fire
chair,
and
dare
over their lord, and he was a timid
this new science he saw security, and
sedulously sought for one of the right de-
scriptioa. At every party where he was
at every sewing circle, at every
of factory girls m which he mingled
the summer evenings, he tried the art
without success. At last when on
point of despair, accident gave what
had failed of obtaining by earnest seek-
widow dangerous to bachelonc
as edged tools are to the careless
of the inexperienced came to the
on a visit The weeds had not
removed that marked her bereave
ment, and the merest touch of melancholy
on her brow; but her eye w.s
laughisg, and a sweet curl strayed away
lay like a chiseled eddy upon the mar
ble of her cheek. She had a jewel on her
and the black dress she wore was
judiciously, the dressmaker that cut
been a widow herself, and kcew how
manage such matters -showing a beau
tiful while shoulder, and revealing a bust
rare lovliness.
Martin met the widow at the residence
friend, and liked her. He had never
so prepossessing a woman, he thought.
she had buried one husband, and
was rather a drawback. One visit
another, the liking still increasing,
he broached the subject of biology,
a wish, fervently felt, that this might
woman he sought She was fully
acquainted wi'h it and, in answer to his
do."
bade
way
of
other
and,
limits!
ments.
1
Ellis,
room,
become
family,
and
where
the
has
have
must
dear,"
wife,
I say
your
with
each
Ah
Ellis,
well
their
families,
and
well
reign
be it
it sto was susceptible to its in
she replied that she didn't know
was willing to have the fact tested.
What a position for Martin ! Seated by
side on a sofa, with her hand laid in
her rich dark eyes resting upon his
a look equil to that which the widow
poured into the ears of the un
suspecting Toby in the stillness of a sum
mer evening! But science held him
and his reives were calm as the
day of that evening. By and by
beautiful lids drooped, the head bent
forward, and the widow, with a
smile upon her lip-!, lay fast asleep.
could have shouted " turcica, ' in
delight at the discovery. Now his
quickened, and he stooped to kiss the
that lay unresisting before him; but
didn't By the exercise of his power
awakened her, and she was much sur
prised at being caught napping, and blush
ed the strangeness of it ; and blushed
when Martin told her how he had
tempted, and how gloriously he had
: and lauehed a little when she
his cheek with her fingers as he
pay from the widow's lips for his
and went home half crazy with
hia new-for.nd treasure, more like a
nineteen than a matured gentleman I
livery night lound mm a visitor at
widow's, atd every night the success
wirnre was rtroved. nntil bv a mere I
or wave of the hand the beautiful
became a subject to his will and he
at the same time a subject to hers
was such a splendid creature, too !
would not find in a long journey
fairer, or more intelligent, or more
The question might be asked
magne ism was the most pleasant,
powenui. Lis or hers, nut he
only of his own, not deeming
he was in a spell more powerful, that
irrevocably bindiner him. What
an old bachelor know of such a
state of things grew to a crisis at
and Martin finally propose! to the
that the two should be made one,
transmutation of the church. To
she assented ; and it was announced
after, to the astonishment of all, that
Speed had married the widow
The punster of the village made
pun about Good-Speed, at which
laughtd very much; and the edi-
one of the carters, who was a Verv
man, put it in print
It happened, shortly after the marriage.
that they had a famous party, and some of I
me rnmu nnnTrpn Martin shnnt hia map.
riage, upon which he told them of the
manner it came about. Tr.ev were a lit-
tie incredulous, and he volunteered to give
them some specimens of his remarkable
power over his wife.
She was in another room attending to
some female friends, when he called her to
nim. Bhe came obediently, and he asked
her to sit down, which she did. He took
her hand and looked into her eyes to put
ner to sleep, iter eyes were wide open,
ana a lurking spint or mischief looked
out of them broadly into his. He waved
nn r nr tnAm ,w.Arii ...... i. , Li. I
to&tiM e mbuHhe, "remaned
PersistenUyopen. He bent the force of
his will to the r inhinxtinT! w It wo. nf
- " I
no use.
"Mr. Speed," said she, laughing, "I
don t believe the magnetism of the hus-
Dana is equil to that or the lover; or, per
haps science and matrimony are at war."
Phe BOin thia in 1 m ontio. n m nm t. I
stronir susnidnn tn v.;. th.t .ho t,. I
humbugged him, and had never been cut
to sleeD at all Ui triennit . friefut.
will when they fancy a poor fellow has
got into a hobble, laughed at him. and
S
months he was an oliect of snort to every
body. People would make passes over
each other as he passed, and women
would shut their eyes and look knowing.
But, whether hit power had gone or not,
hart remained ; and he cared not a fig for
their laughing, for he was happy in the
beautiful spell of affiction which she
threw over him, that bound him as a
chain of flowers.
The attempt to close her eyes was never
repeated, for he was too glad to see them
open to wish to lose sight of them. Life
with Speed sped well, and Martin be
came a father in time. He never re
gretted the expedient he adopted to get
his wife, though he never could make out
exactly whether she humbugged him or
not
of
of
as
The Wood-Sled.
Onb winter evening, not long since. I
went to call upon a neighbor who was in
very feeble health, and in whom I had
taken great interest She was a simple
humble Christian woman who mani
fest., d gnat patience through her sickness,
though she enioyed but few of the com-
ts, and none of the luxuries, which an
abundance of this world's goods can be
stow. On receiving the answer " Come in," to
knock on the " keeping-room " door,
entered the humble apartment, and what
my surprise to see about half the
room taken up by a great double-sled,
as we often see drawn by oxen in
winter, working upon which the hus
band of my friend was most vigorously
i a -
""Ecuse me,, madam said the honest
rising and making a very civil bow,
my wife was feeling pretty poorly this
evening, and the little ones are in bed,
so I thought I would bring my wood
sled in here to paint, so as to keep her
company, as I have promised to have it
finished to-morrow."
That is right, Mr. Ellis," I replied.
Please make no apology, for I am de
lighted to see you so sociable. And how
more pleasant for both of you ; for
is my friend Janette sitting by the
with her knitting in the big cosy
and you working away at your sled.
you can chat together more merrily, I
say, than if you were sitting in some
but
fed
and
a
was
very
bit,
"
her
bit
have
"
pizon
"
here
you
vou
elegant drawing-room, with nothing to
Af-er making a very pleasant call, I
my friends good evening, and on my
home I thought " Here is the secret
the happiness of this unpretending
They are dependent upon each
for all their comforts and pleasures ;
ia their simple way, they enjoy life
because they did not go beyond their own
home circle for ail their enjoy
his simple picture of my friend, Mr.
painting his big wood-sled in the
so as to keep his wife company, has
almost like a proverb in our
"Cant you bring La the wood-sled,
come and sit with us?" is often said,
some slight occupation comes in
way of a social meeting.
And often this humble home picture
been brought to my mind, when I
witnessed how far apart the employ
ment of husband and wife seem to be. " I
go to my cffic-3, this evening, my
says the husband to the delicate
who has been very lonely all day.
to myself, " Why can't you bring
wood-sled into the house, and sit
your wife, and be a happy couple in
other's company f
! if more men were like my friend
and would make it their duty as
as pleasure to devote more time to
homes and the comfort of their
the bar rooms, and billiard-rooms,
card-rooms would not be quite so
filled, and peace and happiness would
where now are weariness and dis
cos tent, all for the want of mutual de
pendence, which alone can make the home,
ever so humble, a heiven upon earth.
Chrittian Weekly.
do."
"
and
le'me
me
"
into
putting
"
Rose.
"
defiant
Jimmy,
"I
the
Ill
like
he
head
It
the
"
under
"Is
s'poser"
me
"
to say
The Ringing Rocks of Pennsylvania.
Ox of the most interesting and curious 'ce
places in i as tern Pennsylvania is the lo
cality known as " The Ringing Rocks,"
or, more popularly, " The Ringing Hill,"
situated about three miles east of Potts
town, Montgomery County.
That which has given rise to the name
him,
"If
you
hand
most
is a huge mass of dark colored stones, illae
Unas tO I """US"
. - . I trim-
varying in weight from a few pounds
many tons, situated at the brow of a high
and very extensive hill covered with ce
dars and oaks.
The peculiarity of these rocks is that
npon being struck with a hammer or
stone they ring with such a clear and pro
longed sound that the curiosity and inter
est of the most indifferent visitor is imme
diately aroused. One sends forth a sound
like that produced by a stroke upon an
anvil ; another one that resembles a clear
sounding bell; another the prolonged ring
or the dinner glass; still another the
heavier and duller sound of the tinsmith's
hammer, while some ring but little or
none at all. It is no difficult matter to
find several stones giving sounds that will
perfictly chord with each other, and a
kind
not a
fense.
"
kitchen-door,
ner,"
mnaioian miirht stand amontr them and hv cricket
striking different ones probably play an I "
air upon them. I ner,
These stones are lar Leavier than oral-1 and
nary ones, iron no doubt entering largely I
intt their enmnosition. and it has been I Jimmv
imagined that a short distance under this thrust
Then
of her
mouth
lies
still
heart
gathered
been
seemed
Alter
to
. u
mo
vast pile a hollow place exists.
On some of the large flat ones curious
marks are observed. Some bear the im
pression of horses' hoofs, which appear
to have sunk in several inches ; one, sev
eral marks shaped like hearts, and another, ing so
a mark inai wouiu leau us wj suppose mat a corner
parlor
It
old,
rseian
seldom
some animal had struck its claws upon it
befjre it had hardened, and slipped back
for want of hold.
A peculiar fact is that tne rocks scat-
tered thioklv among the surrounding ce-
dare and oaks, and in large piles on adja-
cent hills, do not possess the ringing prop-
etty, nor do they diner in weight and ap
widow pearance from ordinary ones.
- If
you
"If
wouldnt
didn't,
row
Timmy
In the Court of Special Sessions in New either
York, a few days sgo, Justice Dow ling
found the conductor and driver of a street
car guilty of cruelty to animals in carry
ing an excessive load of passengers.
A recently-deceased Confederate car
lied a bullet in his brain six years.
veins
spite
punished
me
soon
up
usual,
Youth's Department.
THAT PHELAN BOY.
Taddv was a naughty boy that day.
No eyen grandma could make an excuse
for him, though she dropped a great many I
stitches In the bright little stocking she I
was knitting, and was seen to wipe her
spectacles over and over again, and all be
cause she felt so badly about her naughty
little grandson.
Well, perhaps I ad better tell you the
wnoie story.
f T.. rr 1 3 -., ,
uuo. i t-o. ,11a. iwiuv a loumer I
- ""tag in the parlor, and it was
f?ch flne h" WW wasl
"a pcu J in ine a wee i Dream oi I
fha lr,l. Klnann,. In V,V-J A .V -
.uw uivrauu 111 woviUUU, U1U U1C
Pick them np from their bed of soft green
m08S- 14 wa3 80 lt in the room that
Me7 " nea wnai laddy said, and saw I
wniU he mougn B0 neither heard nor I
, . "nera- f18 wa 'ing on me grass I
English violets that grew br the front
door, urandma sat knitting in her easv
chair, and Hose was painting a bunch of
trailing aroutus that looked so Uke the real
nowers it seemed as though you could
Xfc
MC
this little five-year-old Taddv. eatin? bnns.
and singing to himself a song that he had
caught from his college brother Tom, and
his mother, listening to the pleasant voice,
thaught within her heart, My Toddy it a
darling when the gate opened, and Jim
my Pnelan came whistling up the walk,
with his old straw hat perched on the back
his head. Jimmy was the fourth son
Mike Phelan, who worked in gentle
men's gardens up and down street
" I wish that boy wouldn't come here,"
raid Rose, glancing up from her painting,
she heard the click of tbe gate. "I
shouldn't think you would allow it,
mother. Just hear Taddv call out
'MulloP He is getting so rude that I am
really ashamed of him, and that Phelan
boy is horrid!"
" Hullo I" said Jimmy, quite unconscious
the Young lady's criticism ; and thrust
his hands into his trousers pockets, he
stood facing Taddy and tbe open parlor
winoow. lie was a wretched looking
little ragamuffin, there was no denying it,
then you could not wonder if you
would only bear in mind that there were
eleven more at home as like him as the
peas in a pod are like each other, to be
and clothed : and the best that Mike
his wife could do, the feeding and
clothing were of the poorest and scantiest
kind. Indeed I suppose there was seldom
day that Jimmy's stout little bread-basket
comfortably filled.
" What is it ye're eatin', Taddy f asked
Jimmy, after the salutations.
Buns," said Taddy, " with currants ia
'em!"
"Gi'meabitet"
T.ddy shook his curly head. "Itan't
IH risk it said Jimmy, holding out a
dirty hand. "Just one small little
Taddy t"
No, tir!" answered Taddy, his mouth
crammed full. " My mother puts puon in
buns, an' if you eat just a teentv tintv
it'll make you sick so you'se have to
the doctor, and tike palegolic,"
"That's a lie!" said Jimmy, stoutly.
Why don't they make you sick if they're
r
Oh, tause tause tause I'm my moth
er's boy, and what did you tome in
for, Jimmy Phelan? Nobody told
to, an' I don't want you, an I wish
o co on wnere vou a lone
I want something to eat" said Jimmv.
Then go 'an ask your mother, way as 1
She's off a washing, and there ain't
nothing in the cupboard, 'cause I looked,"
Jimmy sat down on the grass. "Just
have one bite, Taddy."
"No,Ifoitf no My mother dont low
to give buns to Paddies !"
Theodore Ives, you naughty boy, come
the house this minute 1" cried Rose,
ner neao out oi tne window.
"No, I sha'n't," answered Taddy, com
posedly. Then I will come and fetch you," said
You tan't do it," rejoined Taddy, plant
ing his heels in the grass, and throwing a
look over his shoulder.
"Just one m"a of a piece," coaxed
in a whisper; "there's such a
splendid currant"
wont do it," said Taddv, very rod in
face, " "nd if you dont go off I'll I'll
double up my fist to you, I wUL just
thatP' and I am ashamed to say that
hit Jimmy a blow on the side of his
that knocked off his old straw hat
"Taddy, I want you!"
was Mrs. Ives that spoke this time.
sorrowfully enough you may be sure, and
little boy, hastily swallowing the last
"
.
and
nor
steal.
that
held
at
the
the
halt
ings,
soil,
long
into
facts
the
field-day
date
would
ancient
of
within
was
the
have
the
mark
here
J.
organ
charge
remains,
eve-witnesses,
remaining bit of his last bun, got up re-
luctantly.
Whatll she do to ye " asked Jimmy
his breath.
Taddy shook his head.
it because you boxed my cars d'ye
"Yes, and I guess I guess she heard
say pizon and Paddy f '
"That's nothing."
Yes, it is ; my mother dont low me
wrong siones and call names."
came into the parlor hanging his
so low mat ma euris leu over his
hv the
of
1600.
dug
date
center.
in
four
that
diameter.
the
there
Uk.e TeUow veiL Rose looked at M
and said, severely:
you were mv boy. I would punish
wim a suck, jaauy ivesr
Mamma did not speak, but held out her
to her naughty boy. Grandma al
always had an excuse ready for his
and
in
the
Charles
by Mr.
uusuemauiura, uui loosing asaance or the
mn veil Ul tuiio, a Jauujr saw ner I SpeCtS
t'lmiM nita tnmaA. .wow 4W,m l,m mA I . :
tacesuite turned away from him, and I
single word did she speak in his de
Rose, tell Jimmy Phehn to go to the
and ask Jane for some din
said Mrs. Ives.
Landing,
found
ot N.
the
taken
with his face to the wall.
That Phelan boy won't go for his din
htrent mother : he says he wants to come in
speak to you."
Before the words wereout of her mouth,
Phelan had nnahed nast Rnw on. I
bis uncombed red heed in at the
she took a white handkerchief ont I
pocket, and put it over Taddy's years,
that naughty mouth that had told X
and called names. Teddy stood quite At
while she tied the corners, but his fort,
beat very loud and fast and tears whir.h.
in his bine eyes. He had never grown
punished like this before, and it t ff.
the worst punishment in the world.
me knot was tied, Mrs. Ives pointed eries,
"Taddy's naughty corner." and thither we
i ; .,... . i a I 7 .
uiuo tuiym ncu., aim hu uuwu un a i wno
ruins
the
long as poor Taddy sat sobbing in
oi it.
Scksb
what
Whv.
door. "Yes,
was a grand room compared with the " Whv.
smoky kitchen where the tribe of in
cooaed, ate ana siepu jimmy had a year
seen a grander, but that was noth- an effect
you plaze, mum,"
plaze "
"What is it, my boy?"
you plaze, mum, I'd wish that ye
tie up his mouth with a han'ker
chy; he didn't mean no harm, Taddy
and I d just'slieve he'd call me Pad
dy's not!"
i call mat nob.e and generous in
helpless
but
he stuttered, "if sale,
such
gineers
the
hold
Phelan, who had never been taught of
good manners or morals, and whose orphans,
were full of hot Iri-h blood. But in
of his pleading, Taddy had to be
ss he deserved. He was kept in
coiner until me tea Dell rung, and as
ss tea was over, Margaret took bin
stairs. When his mamma went as
to get a good night kus lrom her
call for
A
the
Asylum
place.
boy, she found him sitting no in his bed.
as penitent and d ec nsolatc a t peck of hu
manity as you ever saw.
"I've been a-thinking, mother," he tflid.
With a Pitiflll anh IBlh .t At-ai tocij-kJ
him, ebeena-thinkinir.
' Of what, my child
' Why, 'posiu' it that Phelan boy was
your boy, an' I was Mike's boy, how I d
like it if he doubled up his fist to me, and
. xiere w aa anuiner soo,
"And what, Taddy?"
"And Tte bten a-thinkine what if vonr
boy wouldn't gi me just one little speck
of buns with torrents in 'em, and said.
they was pizen, when they was smacking
good, and called me Pad Pad Paddy, I
don't believe I'd ask yon to take ofl the
pot-han-kist off his mouth, not if be had,
it on twenty weeks !"
" Then yon are sorry that you were to
'Unkind to Jimmy t"
" Yes. I am honest and true I" and the
bine eyes looked straight nn into Mamma's
face.
"And what about the wrong stories,
Taddy?"
"1 told God ail bout that, fore yott
"M up stairs i ; we've got it all settled, an
A.m Som to give Jimmy me an my cent-
piece to buy somefin that's lots bettern
buns TORPEDOE3!" and Taddv
ducked his head under the sheets with the
fci.ogest sob you ever heard.
So that was the way he made friends
with Jimmy Phelan, and even sister Rose
thought it good and sufficient proof of re-
Pentance, fir it was the n. m if Tartly
given up a'J claim to Fourtaof July
unvn.
The Little Worm Peddler.
chants: but so long as there is nothing
better to do, it is as good a way as any to
turn an uonest penny.
-A gentleman who had been . visiting the
mountains, on nis way down saw a
No trade is less honorable for being odd.
good many boys we know would hardly
nave the courage to be angle worm mer-
cthea. witha box filled
with earth.
"What have yon got there, my little
boy?"
"Woims."
"Worms! What are you going to do
with them f
" Sell them : two for a cent The fish
ermen cant get them in the lower part of
the mountains, and so I go up the valley
here and dig them, and bring them down
and sell them."
"But how do you pay for such a long
stage rider"
"I don't pay; I shine I shines his
boots," pointing to the driver.
"So you have an occupation besides
peddling worms "
"Yes, that is the way I get my living. 1
have fifteen dollars already laid up, and it's
only the beginning oi the season.
"You're a smart boy." said the man:
but is this all you are ever going to do r"
"No, indeed. I go to school over in
Vermont during the winter pay two dol
lars a week for board."
" So you have no home, then !"
"No."
"No father?"
"No."
"No mother?"
" No ; nobody. I make my own way,
one of these days I am going to col
lege." "To college!"
Yes, to one of the best In the coun
try." Any boy with such a spirit can get an
education.. He is not ashamed of poverty,
is he afraid to work. Some boys
would be too proud to sell worms for a
living. They would rather starve or
A Buried City in Maine.
Ths last " field day" of the Maine His
torical Socle' y was enlivened by an ad
dress from Mr. R. K. Sewell, who said
at a special meeting of the Society,
at Augusta, in .February, ISO!), the '
question cf the existence of paved streets
Pemaquid was discussed, some alleging
occular demonstration, and others denying
fact On motion of the Hon. J. W.
Bradbury, a large committee of the Socie
ty was appointed to visit the spot On
26lh of August, following, the com
piny proceeded to Bristol, and found the
had not been told, for sections of
pavements, artistically built of beach cobble-stones,
with perfect cutters and curb-
were opentd and examined, unearth
ed from the depth of a foot or more of
above which the tall-grown grass had
waved and often been shorn and made
hay.
Further examination disclosed other
showing that Maine had a mysteri
ous but buried history, to unearth which
citizens of Bristol were promised a
exercise in two years from that
by this Society, on condition that they
make fuller explanations of their
remains, and gather np for the ute
the Society all tae fragments of history
reach; and a special committee
organized to take this duty in charge.
remarkable results ot wnoe enorts in
developing the archieology of this spot
seemed to justify the recommenda
tion that a granite shaft here be raised in
interests of the history 'of Maine, to
the " beginnings'' of New England
uncouvered,
TL Hackle ion, of Pemaquid, as the
of the sub-committee, having in
the exhibit of newly-discovered
gave a most full and intensely
interesting dttail of facts, relics and tra
ditions, supported by affidavits of living
showing mat in iaoo a
gTL?. tone waseTouT
nlnw near the ancient burial ground
Jamestown, marked wih the date of
He exhibited a leaden ornament,
apparently a tag to a roll or piece of cloth,
up at N. Harbor in 1858, bearing the
1G10, and English letter " H " in the
The affidavit of Mr. Fasset, that
1753 the ancient canal showed remains
feet high, deep and wide, bearing at
date maple trees eighteen inches in
He also exhibited pipes from
apparent ruins of an ancient factory
of' the patterns of pipes of clay, in
respects hke pipes classifitd, marked
arranged in a museum ot tobacco pipes
Guildhall, London, belonging to
times of James the First and
the Second oi England, seen there
Dean, and now conspired with the
shown. Spoons of the pattern
.Elizabethan period, ana ia u re
like inOSO OUg np at UUUluma
. i T-1 : 1. . V. T.lomla wank
on the Elizabeth Islands, were
here and were shown. Mr. Hackle
ton also exhibited shot found in a locality
Harbor, where heaps of shot from
size of a bullet to a Mo. a nave neen
ont. 50 pounds at a time, and S3
is-ht. within the past five
by his affiant, Joshua Thompson, of
Harbor.
this place are the ruins of an ancient
52 feet by 51, walls 5 feet thick,
fortv-seven years ago. was over-
with very laigecaks, now cleared
Full descriptions of the streets of
Jamestown, pavements, remains of smith-
as they were half a century sgo,
criven hv eve-witnesses and laborers
. . J J , . . . l
had been employed u remove uio
and level the streets, fill up the cel
lars and dig up the pavements, and erase
remains.
in a Pbistiho Offick. "Jim,
are you doing there on the floor?
sir. I've had a shock." "A shock ? '
sir." "What kind of a shock?"
sir. one of your subscribers came
during your absence and offered to pay
s subscription, wnicn produced suca
upon me that I have been perfectly
ever since." "No wonder, J im ;
cheer no : if vou survive this you are
as there is little prospect of another
a catastrophe in mis cince.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive En
now has 143 divisions or lodges in
United States and Canada. They will
their eighth annual meeting in To
ronto in October. The association has ac
oumniiitpH a fund of flO.OOO for the relief
disabled engineers, widows and
but there hi never yet been a
a dollar of it
Hartford man suggests, in a note to
Courant, that the Dear and Duma
ought for the benefit of the in
mates, to be removed to a, more quiet

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