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A LOVER'S PAIN.
A LOVER'S PAIN. BY A. M. W.
I've thought, if thoM dumb
Aa shapeless, streiiglhless.
heathen gods could
wooden things they
And feel the holy Incense round them wreathe,
And see before them ofTrings cf the land;-.
And kaow that unto them U worship paid
From pore heart kneeling on the ver tent sod.
Looking to helplessness for light and aid.
Because, by fate, they know no higher God :
How their dull hearts most ache with constant pain
And sense of shame, and fear to be flung down;
rt nen an meir weaEness must one any oe plain.
And fire avenge the undeterred crows I
A id reading my Love's letter.sad and sweet,I sigh.
Knowing that such a helpless, wooden thing am
Taunton. March, 1870.
A QUAKER DETECTIVE.
We were five passengers in all ; two ladies
on the back seat, a middle aged gent leman
amd a Quaker on the middle, aud myself
on the front.
The two ladies might have been mother
and danghter, aunt and niece, governess
- and charge, and might have sustained an-,
t . other relationship, which made it proper
for two ladies to travel together unattended.
The middle aged gentleman was spright-
'ly and talkative. He soon struck up an
acquaintance with the ladies; towards whom
in his seal to do, he rather overlaid the
' agreeable bowing and smiling and chat
tering over bis shoulder in a way painfully
suggestive at his time of lile of a "crick
"". in the trick, lie was evidently a gayloth-
. .'. . The Qoaker wore the uniform of his sect,
and confined his speech, as many a parlia-
. mentanan would save ms credit Dy aomg,
to simple -"veas and "naya." As for my-
aelf, I saake it an invariable role of the road
to be merely a looker-on and listener.
Towards evening I was aroused from one
of those reveries into which a young man.
without being a poet or a lover, will some
times fall, by an abrupt query from the talk;
"Are vou armed, sir?"
"I am not," I answered, astonished, no
doubt vjsiblr. ut the question.
'I am sorry to hear it," he replied; "for
before r sacking our next stopping place it
will be several hours in the night, and we
must pass over a portion of the road on
which more than one robbery is reported
to have been committed.
The ladies turned pale but the Btranger
did his best to reasnre them.
"Not that I think- there is the slightest
danger at present," he resumed; "only
when one is responsible for the safety of
the ladies, you know, such a thing as a pis
tol in reach, would materially add to one's
"Your principles, my friend,' address
ing the Quaker, "I presume, are as much
opposed to carrying as to using carnal wea
pons?" . ..
Yes," was the response.
"Have the villains murdered any of
their victims?" the eldr lady nervously in
"Or have they contented themselves with
with plundering them?" added the
' younger, in a timorous voice.
"Decidedly the latter," the amiable gen
tleman hastened to give assurance; "and
' as none of us are prepared to offer resist
ance in case of attack, so nothing worse
than robbery can possibly befall us."
Then, after blaming his thoughtlessness
in having unnecessarily introduced a dis
agreeable subject, the gentleman quite ex
eUed himself in efforts to raise the spirits
of the company, and had succeeded so well
by the time night set in, that all had quite
forgotten, or only remembered their fears
to laugh at them.
Our genial companion fairly talked him
self hoarse. Perceiving which, he took
from his pocket a box of newly-invented
"cough candy, and after passing it hrst to
the ladies, he helped himself to the balance
and tossed the paper out of the window.
He was in the midst of a high enctmium
on the new nostrum, more than half the
efficacy of which, he insisted, depended on
its being taken by suction, when a shrill
whistle was heard, and almost immediately
the coach stopped, while two faces, hide
ously blacked, presented themselves, one
at each window.
"Sorry to trouble you," said the man on
the right, acknowledging with a Ikw, two
lady-like 6c reams from the back seat; but
business is business,' and ours will soon be
over if things go smoothly." .
"Of course, gentlemen, yon will spare,
m far as may be consistent with your dis
agreeable duty, the feelings of these ladies,"
appealed the polite passenger, in his bland
"Oh, certainly; they shall be first attend
ed to, and shall not be required to leave
their places, unless their conduct renders
"And, now. ladies," continued the rob
ber, the barrel of his pistols glittering in
. the light of the coach lamp; be so good as
to pass your purses, watches, and such oth
er trinkets as may be accessible without too
The ladies came down handsomely, and
were no further molested.
"One by one, the rest got out The mid
dle aged gentleman's turn coming first
He submitted with a winning grace, and
was robbed like a very Chesterfield.
11 y own affairs, like the sum I lost, are
Bcaroely worth mentioning.
The Quaker's turn came next He quiet
- ly handed over his pocket book and watch,
and when askrd if he had any other valu
ables, said "Nay."
A Quaker's word is good, even among
' thieves ; so, after a hasty "goodnight," the
robber thrust his pistol into his pocket,
and with his two companions, one of whom
had held the reins of the leaders, was about
"Stop!" exclaimed the Quaker, in a sone
mere of command than of request.
"Stop! What for?" returned the other
in evident surprise.
"For at least too good reasons," was the
reply, emphasized with a couple of Der
ringer's, cocked and presented.
"Helpr shouted the robber.
"Stopr the Quaker again exclaimed.
And if any one of thy sinful companions
advance a step to thy relief, the spirit will
surely move me to blow thy brains out."
The robber at the opposite window, and
the one at the leaders' heads, thought it a
good time to leave
"Now, get in, friend," said the Quaker,
still covering his man, "and take the mid
dle seat; but first deliver up thy pistoL"
The other hesitated.
"Thee had better not delay; I feel the
spirit begin to move my right fore-finger."
The robber did as he was directed, and
the Quaker took his place by his side, giv
ing the new-comer the middle of the seat.
The driver, who was frightened half out
of his wits, now set forward at a rapid rate.
The lively gentleman soon recovered his
vivacity. He was especially facetious on
the Quaker's prowess.
"You're a rum Quaker, you are. Why,
yon don't quake worth a cent"
"I am not a 'Shaking Quaker,' if that's
what thee means."
"Of the 'Hickory,' or rather of the 01d
Hickory" stripe, I should say," retorted the
Lively man. But the Quaker relapsing into
his usual monosyllables, the conversation
Sooner than we expected, the coach stop
ped where we were to have supper and a
change of horses. We had deferred a re
distribution of our effects until we should
reach this plaee, as the dim light of the
coach lamp would1 have rendered the pro
cess somewhat difficult .
It was now necessary, however, that it
should be attended to, at once, as our jo
vial companion had previously announced
his intention of leaving us at this point
He proposed a postponement till after sup
per, which he offered to go and order.
"Nay," urged the Quaker, with an ap
proach of abruptness, and laying bis hand
on the other's arm, "business before pleas
ure, and for business, there is no time like
"Will thee be good enough to search the
piaoner?" hejsaid to me, still kc-epiug his
hand, in a friendly way, on the passenger's
Mid so, but not one of the stolen arti
cles could be found!
"He must have got rid of them in the
coach," the eentUman suggested, and im
mediately offered to go and search.
"Stop!" thundered the Quaker, tighten
ing his srrasp.
The man turned pale, and struggled to
released his arm. In an instant one of the
Derringer's was leveled at his heart
"Stir a hand pr a foot, and you are a
dead man!" . " . '
The Quaker must have been awfully ex
cited, so completely to forgot both the
language and the principles of his persuasion.
VOL. IV. NO. 31
FRIDAY, APRIL 15,
WHOLE NO. 187.
Placing the other pistol in my hand, wilh
directions to fire on the first of the two
men that made a suspicion movement he
went to work on the lothario, from whose
pockets in less time than it takes to tell it,
he produced every item of the missing
property, to the utter amazement of the
two ladies, who had begun, in no measured
terms, to remonstrate against the shame
ful treatment the gentleman was receiving.
The Quaker, I need scarcely add, was ne
Quaker at all, but a shrewd detective, who
had been set on the track ot a Dana 01 des
perado, of whom our niiddle-eged friend
who don t look near so midaie-agea wnen
his wig is off was the chief. The robbery
had been adroitly planned. The leader ol
the gang had taken passage in th6 coach,
and after learning, as he supposed, our
defenseless condition, had given the signal
to his companions by throwing out the
scrap of paper aleadv mentioned. After
the unexpected capture of the first robber,
it was attempted to save tbe booty by eec-
etly passing it to the accomplice, still be
lieved to be unsuspected, who counted on
being able to make off with it at the next
The result was that both, for a season,
"did the State some service."
The Latest News from the African
The Bombay Gazette stateB that the fol
lowing news concerning Dr. Livingstone
has been communicated to the press by the
Government of India:
The date cf the latest news received from
Dr. Livingstone is July 9, 1869, near Lake
Sangiveolo. He reiterate his belief that
he has found the sources of the Nile be
tween 10 and 12 degrees south; that is to
say, nearly in the position which Ptolemy
assigned to them. The waters oi ine norm
ern slope of the elevated plains wmcn over
. .... , ,
look the valley of Cazemba are conveyea,
bv a multitude of streams into the Cham
beze. This river flows into Lake Bangi-
veolo. and. under the name of Lua-
pula. unites it with Lake Moero.
Again it changes its name after leaving this
point and becomes known as ine jjuaiaoa,
as it runs on to Lake Ulenge. Into Lake
Ulenge also flows the Lufira, a large river
coming from the western side of the same
great plain, the northern slope of which is
drained by the Chambeze. The combined
waters of the Lufira and the Chambeze are
said bv some of Dr. Livingstone s native
informants to enter Lake Tanganyika and
thence, under the different name of Doan-
da. to pass on to Lake Choambe, which he
considers to be the same as Sir Samuel
Baker's Albert Nyanaa; others maintain
that the Lufira finds its way by the west
of Tanganyika to Lake Choame. These
questions have still to be settled; and in
this the interest of Dr. Livingstone's on
ward movements centre. The lakes which
Dr. Livingstone has Been are of considera
ble size, varying from five to ten days
march in length, and are overhung by high
mountain slopes, which open out in bays
and valleys, or leave great plains, wmcn,
during the rainy season, become so flooded
that the caravans travel for days through
water up to their knees, and with difficulty
find hieh cround as a resting place for the
night There are plenty of domestic cattle
in the country, and an abundance of large
game. The climate is declared to be
Sketch the New President of
The following is a sketch of the aew
President of Hayti, who succeeds Salnave:
The antecedents of President Saget are
such as to justify the hope that his Gov
ernment will be distinguished by an en
lightened and liberal policy. In the first
place he has inherited liberal Republican
views from his father, who was one of the
Generals of the war of independence, by
which Hayti threw off the yoke of France.
The elder Saget resided in the northern
part of Hayti, where his son, the present
Gen. Nissage Saget v. as born. When
Christopher separated from the western
and southern portions of Hayti, in order to
erect an absolute monarchy in the north,
the father of the present President of Hayti
removed to the west to give his co-operation
to the republic under President Po
tion, under whose Government he was a
But in 1816, when the constitution of 1806
was modified, and Petion was made Presi
dent for life, the stanch old republican
withdrew immediately from the Senate and
from public life, not being willing to give
his concurrence to such an absolute change.
Gen. Nissage Saget has always been
known to partake of the liberal republican
views of his father. And Solouque was so
fully aware of this, that although he could
notconvict Saget of any attempt at con
spiracy against him. his very republican
ism alarmed him. and when by his (Sou
louque's) usurpation of Imperial rigors-he
succeeded in changing entirely the Con
stitution of his country, he thought it
expedient to make a prisoner o
Gen. Saget during the whole of hi
reign of eleven'years. When Geffrard re
signed tbe Presidency, in 1807, the benate
elected Gen. Nissage President under the
Constitution of 1846. But as the clause
which gave the President a life tenure of
that office had not been expunged from
the Constitution, he declined to accept the
place, and recommended tbe organization
of a Provisional Government to administer
affairs until the people had time to elect
delegates to a Constitutional Convention,
and to draw up a new Constitution with
important republican modifications, and
then to elect a President m accordance with
its provisions. His counsels prevailed,
and a Provisional Government was or
ganized, of which he was made President
A popular election was then held for dele
gates; a Constitutional Convention formed,
and a new Constitution adopted, under
which Salnave was elected President for
four years, and before whom Gen. Saget
retired into private life, pledging to the
new President all constitutional obedience.
He kept his promise, and only drew his
sword' against Salnave when the latter
trampled on the constitution which he had
sworn to support President Saget is
nearly seventy years of age, and, although
not a man of remarkable intellectual abili
ty, he is endowed with a fair share of good
sense, and is of a very humane disposition.
A Royal Romance.
The Queen of Prussia was, the other day
the heroine of the following little adven
ture: She was walking with one of her
ladies on the road leading from Sans-
Souci to Potsdam, when she saw an old
soldier who had l et one eye and one arm,
sitting by the wayside. The old man look
ed very sad, and the Queen stopped in
order to inquire what was the matter with
him. "Oh, madame," said the veteran,
who evidently did not know who the lady
was, "I am in the deepest distress. I have
but one child a danghter a young girL
who until recently was employed as a
chambermaid at the Royal Palace in Pots
dam. She received good wages; but the other
dav. one of the cirls whe hated her for
some reason or other charged her with
having stolen 6ome articles of value, and,
although my dpar girl strenuously protest
ed iit-r i3iioc-uc, Mk' was discharged.
Now the cannot Had another situation, and
so I am deprived of my only support, for
my scanty pension is not sufficient to buy
bread enough tor us. "I believe I can
help you, my friend," said the Queen. The
veteran loosed at her incredulously. The
Queen, however, took down his name and
that of his dangnier, ana, aiter giving the
old man some money, continued her walk.
The Berlin correspondent of the Baltic
Gazette, who relates the above, adds that
the Queen, after examining the cape of the
veteran's dauehter, ordered that a more
lucrative position should be given to her,
and sent a handsome present to the vet-
Tbe N. Y. Senate committee have agreed
to report a free canal funding bilL.
A DRAMA ON WHEELS.
A DRAMA ON WHEELS. A Woman Abandons her Infant on
Board a Railway Train—The Conductor
Procures her Arrest—How
she Circumvented his
Chicago Tribune, 28th.
On Friday last an episode of an irregular
character occurred on a Michigan Southern
Railroad train coming west which furnish
ed food tor gossip and speculation among
the passengers. There came aboard the
train at Adrian a well dressed, though
modest little woman, bearing in her armsja
cneruD Borne three months of age. The
woman with her child took a seat in the la
dies' car. Scon the conductor came along
to collect the fares. When he arrived at
the seat occupied by the little woman, he
appeared slightly confused, but regaining
his equilibrium, asked to see her ticket
She replied that she was not possessed of
the desired piece of pasteboard, neither
had she the wherewith to purchase thejar-
ticie. borne conversation in a low tone
then occurred between the conductor and
his impecunious passenger, when he turned
about and going to the gentlemen oc
cupying the coach, told them that the
woman was a deserving creature, ' who
had met with misfortune through the
machinations of some "double-dyed vil
lain," etc, and whom he desired to help.
He proposed to head a subscription in her
behalf with a Y; would not the liberal-
hearted passengers assist him ? Of course
they would. Who could resist such
tempting oner t in less time than it re
quires to write these lines, a purse of con
siderable magnitude was collected and
handed to the little woman in black, who
returned her thanks with tears, which
spoke more eloquently than could words.
v hile what is above related is occurring.
the train was speeding on its westward way
station after station being passed in quick
succession. When "Hudson ' was called,
the little woman in black started to her
feet, and rushed for the door cf the car.
forgetting in her haste to take along the
"blessed baby, which was left in the seat
lately occupied by its mother. In a minute
the train was again under headway, and
was soon beyond the suburbs of the charm
ing village. As it sped along toward the
setting sun, the jostling awoke the offspring
oi the "woman m black, the late recipi
ent of alms, and then, for the first time
were the occupants of the coach made awar
that the woman had abandoned her babe.
The poor innocent was at ence kindly cared
for by some gentle ladies, and the conduct
or notified of what had occurred.
At Pittsford, the next station, the con
ductor btopped the train, gave the waif into
the keeping of the agent, and. calling the
teiegrapn into requisition, sent a dispatch
to Hudson, requesting the arrest of the
"woman in black," and giving; his reasons
tor making the request
. A lapse of twenty-four hours must now
occur, as they say in the play bills, before
we can commence the second act of our
little drama, the curtain having descended
on the first at the telegraph omce at Pitts
ford. On Saturday our conductor was again on
the road, this time journeying eastward.
bound for Toledo. When he reached Pitta-
ford he again took aboard the abandoned
child, intending to deliver it to its mother
at Hudson. Upon reaching the latter sta
tion he alighted with the cherubim in his
arms, and immediately set about searching
for the mother or some one into whose pos
session he could give the babe. But no
one could be found to accept the charge.
Not they. "Not for Joeeph!" They knew
a,trick worth two of that They had been
posted. They had been present at the ex
amination of the little woman before a Jus
tice of the Peace, and heard the testimony.
vn, no, Mr. conductor, keep your own
child; don't try to turn it over to us to bring
up. A pretty father are you to act so shame
Such were the responses our noble con
ductor received from the people of Hudson,
whose population he was so anxious to in
crease to the extent of one soul.
Of course he was mystified, not to say
dumbfounded. What did all this non
sense mean? Would they explain? Would
they come out from behind their masks
and inform him who he was? "And all
that Bort of thing."
An explanation followed. It appeared
that when the woman was taken into cus
tody, in response to the Pittsford telegram
of the day before, she demanded aa instant
examination before a competent judicial
tribunal. This was accorded her, and the
telegram waa offered as the chief witness
for the prosecution. Though a little irreg
ular, it was admitted to testify, and had its
due weight upon the mind of "His Honor."
lhen came the defence. The little wo
man proceeded. SLe admitted that she
had abandoned her child, but contended
she had done nothing wrong. Only half
of the infant belonged to her, and she was
willing to give up even that share. To its
father belonged the remainder. Into the
possession of its father had she delivered
the child. The conductor, the author of
the dispatch which led to her arrest, was
also the author of its being, ana he must
look to its welfare in the future. She had
done lor it alkehe was going to, "and that's
the end on't"
The learned magistrate took the testimo
ny under advisement a few minutes, and
then rendered 'judgment in favor of de
fendant" in other words, ordered that the
woman be released from custody and be
permitted to depart And she did depart
right soon, to parts unknown.
The conductor upon hearing this revel
ation, was almost distracted; he paced
frantically up and down the platform, one
moment cursing the crowd, which had by
this time grown to considerable magnitude,
and the next imploring some one to relieve
him from his unpleasant predicament, and
take the "accursed baby" off his hands.
He said he was a married man, ith wife
and children of his own to support, and
he did not want to add to his flock any
1 inally be succeeded in convincing an
old lady in the crowd that they had been
imposed upon by the mysterious woman,
and she consented to take the innocent
cause of all his troubles under her protect
"All aboard The train is under mo
tion, and our conductor is the happiest
man on earth.
And so ends the drama of the "Mysteri
ous Woman; or, the Abandoned Baby and
Ths above facts were given our reporter
by a gentleman who obtained them directly
from our friend, the conductor.
In connection with a notice of the sub
terranean pond supposed
to exist at Wor
cester, the Lawrence
American makes the
In Stockton. California, and immediately
around it an abundant supply of good wa
ter can be had anywhere by boring down a
dozen feet with a common auger with a
long handle. Picnic parties carry a pump
and stand, lead pipe and an auger as a pai t
of the required articles for the day. But a
very short time is expended in obtaining
water. The fire reservoirs have no bottoms,
and require ne filling, the water coming in
freely as soon as they are dug. It
was necessary to change the place of burial
first selected in the town, the water pene
trating the graves and partially filling them.
Yet there is no healthier place than that lo
cality in that or any other State. An ar
tesian well was sunk 1,200 feet in 1855, and
ever since has thrown up a solid column of
water ten feet above the surlace of the
trronnd. Some thirty or forty miles from
Stockton there is a large tract called "float
land," which moves on tbe surface, proba-
blv of a lake, several hundred feet at times.
Hundreds of cattle graze upon it with per
fect safety. It is supposed to have been
formed much us the Worcester land. There
are several eieeesof such ground in differ
ent countries ol Lurope.
Robins appeared at Grand Rapids, Mich.,
on tbe Z3th.
FARM GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD
Potatoes for Pork.
A correspondent of the Ohio Farmer
writes from Bellevue, Ohio, as follows:
The first week in September we bought
seventy-five hogs, average weight 167
pounds, at eight cents. We fed them
forty-four days on boiled potatoes and
corn meal, and then sold at nine cents per
pound on foot When taken from the pen
the hogs averaged a fraction over 253
pounds, the gain being 86 pounds, or a
fraction less than 2 pounds a day. each,
for the whole time.
Gross receipts for 76 hogs $1,731 60
First cost do - do $1,015 36
do 200 bush. meal. 186 00- 1,201 36
Leaving for 1,200 bush, bad pota
toes $530 24
or a fraction over 41 cents per bushel.
The hog weighed, when sold .'....19,210
do when purchased. ...Vijotfi
Gained by feeding 1,200 bs. potatoes. CMS
or a fraction less than 5J pounds to each
bushel of potatoes.
From the figures it appears that it re
quires eighteen bushels of potatoes and
three bushels of meal to make 100 pounds
of pork; therefore, pork bought at eight
cents and sold at nine cents per pound will
sell potatoes at fifty cents per bushel, pro
vided the meal is paid for by the one cent
extra which you get on each pound pur
chased. Of course much depends, in this
case, on the weight of tbe hog fed, and the
amount fed to each hog.
Pork bought at eight cents and sold at
eight will sell the potatoes at thirty-three,
allowing $2 o cover the cost of meaL
One man can wait on the tabie for about
150 hogs. This expense and a little more
for rubbish from the woods and along the
fences to keep the kitchen fire up, is fully
covered bv what is saved in manure and
wholesaling the potatoes, big and little,
sound and unsound, on the farms, as was
done in the experiment given.
Une hundred and fifty hogs will eat about
sixty bushels of potatoes in a day, if prop
We expect to mash up a few thousand
busneis next April, it unsuccessful in "cor
nering" somebody, to raise the price in
We find that few farmers have any sys
tem about feeding their horses, or if they
pretend to have, it is not strictly adhered
to, Dy either themselves or their employes.
Now, all of us admit the advantag-s of
regularity in meals for mankind, even tho'
we wholly neglect it with our animals.
And not only do we believe in meals at
regular hours, but in uniform quantities or
portions. Man, endowed with reason, sel
dom eats more than he wants: tbe animal
without reason will eat far more than is
good for it and in some cases enough to
cause death. Now much food is wasted
by such irregularity ot feeding, and the
horses are not kept in near as good condi
tion as those which receive less food in a
proper way and at proper intervals.
Morses should never be allowed to be
come cloyed with any food. If too much
hay is fed to them, they will blow dpon it
pull it down, and trample it under their
feet As a general rule, about one half of
the hay that is fed is wasted. Cut feed is
better for work horses. Oata are better for
driving horses. When considerable grain
is given, only a small amount of hay should
be fed. If those who feed largely of hay
will look carefully after the feeding, thev
will make a great saving thereby- Whatial
true of the waste in feeding horses is to a
great extent true in the management of
horn cattle. In brief, feed moderately and
regularly, and always keep the animal in
good condition. '
It is a great folly to suppose that mead
ows composed of natural grasses are injur
ed by grazing. Mowing annually will soon
weaken any grass-land, but grazing with
cattie and sheep will quickly improve it, if
the coarse and sour portions of the field are
kept down, so as not to have "ton per acre
left on it to protect the roots next winter,"
as some people recommend. To prevent
the animals from eating very baie in
places and leaving other parts un
touched, some application will be desira
ble, according to the composition of
the Foil, which will induce them to eat up
the rough parts, if it is sown on early in the
season; salt in moderate quantity will an
swer the purpose, and plaster will help, or
ashes of any kind will sweeten the flavor.
Alternate grazing aud mowing is an excel
lent plan on old grass land, and do not be
afraid of eating the roots or be fooled into
the belief that it is wisdom to stock light;
but when well or evenly grazed over the
surface; it is good policy to take the stock
off it very early in the autumn, particularly
when it is mowed the next year.
Achievements of Cows.
At a late meeting of the "Institute Farm
era' Club," N. T., sundry communications
were read on the productiveness of cows.
John W. Temple, Lionville, Pa., wrote that
his cows common ones gave a net in
come each during the past season of $100.
The food was about four quarts of meal
each per day, before turning out to pasture,
diminishing the meal as the season ad
vanced. In the winter, the milk-room is
heated by a weod stove, and kept at an
even temperature, and the cream churned
without any admixture of milk. Wheat
screenings and rye mixed with corn, is the
winter food of the cows aside from the cus
tomary hay ration. Anbury Hoofman, of
the same town, made during the season
twenty-two pounds of butter per week from
two Durham cows. T. J. Bussey, Macedon,
N. T., milked four cows the past season,
the income from each being $129,411 or
$517.70 for the four. Grass in the sum
mer, clover hay in the fall, and potatoes
added in the winter, constitute their food.
Draining in Relation to Temperature.
To prove that draining does affect the
temperature of the soil, a premium was
given some years ago in Britain, by a noble
man who takes a deep interest in the pro
duction of agriculture, for the best series
of observations and experiments, to be made
ou sou oi the same nature, in the same
locality, and bearing the same crop. From
this a collection of carefully prepared and
reliable data was obtained, showing, among
other things, that in well drained land, dur
ing a long-cos tinned frost the temperature
of the land was, at a depth of thirty inches
below the surface, one degree and a half
higher than the undrained; that showers of
sleet and rain lowered the temperature of
highly drained land two degrees and of un
drained four degrees. In every case the
result obtained waa in favor of the drained
land; except in summer, when th ) tempera
ture fell one degree after rain; even this is
an advantage to land that is already dry
To Prevent Birds from Pulling Up
A correspondent ot an exchange gives
the following aa a sure means of accom
plishing the above desideratum:
"As soon as the germinating corn in the
planted field makes its appearance, bow
corn all round the borders of the field.
After a few days, walk around the lot; if
you find the corn pretty nearly all picked
up, sow again. Two applications are suf
ficient end will last the birds until the
growing corn is too strong for them. About
a peck at a time will answer for a field of
eight or ten acres, unless the birds should
be unusually numerous. Timely observa
tion in the field will indicate whether more
is needed. I have practiced this method
for many years, and have found it effect
Osiojfs. This healthful vegetable should
be raised by every farmer, for it commands
always a good price. Prepare a bed, make
a compost of barn-yard manure and a
small quantity of ashes; dig it in and rake;
form beds four feet wide, wilh alleys be
tween, twelve to eighteen inches wide, for
conveniently weediBg them; drill in your
seed, cover them and press down the earth
with the back of the rake; when the plants
come up thin them bo as to let them stand
about four inches apart water well in dry
weather, and in August you will have good
unions, u, in me meantime, you keep them
clean and don't hurt the bulbs; watering
wui mucu increase their growth, and a lit
tle soot occasionally in the water will do
them much good.
Diet fob the Sick Boiled Riot,
Most readers think this is something easily
prepared. So it is, perhaps, but few nurses
have an idea of the necessity of having it
properly done; that is, cooking it until
every gram becomes periectly softened.
11 the grains are not reduced to this soft
state, rice is almost certain, when swal
lowea, to irritate the digestive organs
and instead of soothing the parts and bub
lainmg strength, will actually produce
diarrhoea, etc This has been frequently
noiicea in hospitals.
When properlv boiled until each particle
becomes so soltened that the grain cannot
be detected when eaten, there are few ar
ticles of diet for the sick whioh can be made
more acceptable to the taste ot invalids than
Papeb fob Warmth. Few know the
warmth there is in paper, or rather the
amount of cold it will keep out But very
little cold will ever pass through a com
mon newspaper. It is excellent when
wrapped around the feet Try it, if you
choose, with one toot end not with the
other and notice the difference.- Place a
piece inside your mittens or in the top of a
coid hat or use it for coat lining by plac
ing a piece over the shoulders, or put a
newspaper or two between the bed clothes.
lou will soon see the good result To stop
a crevice in a aoor or window, paper is bet
ter than cloth.
Small Fabms. Be content with a smal
place entirely paid for, if you have not the
money to buy a large farm. Do not allow
that eager and avaricious spirit which de
sires to own "all the land that joins yours,'
to ruin you. One of the curses of our ag
ricultural districts is the size of our farms.
Forty acres paid for and thoroughly tilled
is better property and far more remunera
tive, than four hundred under a heavy
mortgage, and only half cultivated. Where
one man succeeds by rashness in assuming
large responsibilities, hundreds fail; and
experience and observation will show, that
tbe successful owners of large tracts of
land have usually begun by small purchas
es lor cash, und gradual additions as they
acquired wealth by industry and economy,
Elder Knapp on Swearing.
Elder Knapp is not adverse to having it
understood that he may be regarded aa
sort ef consulting physician for sick souls
when the original family doctor finds that
his pharmacy has lost its efficacy. In one
of his recent raids on the arch-ememy of
souls he selected, as being especially fit
subjects for animadversion, tbe profane
swearers; and this is the way in which he
went for them:
"I will give you, my dear friends, a pic
ture ii om a scene in hell, ihe devil is sit
ting in his private office, receiving the
souls as they are brought to him from the
upper world. In cornea an infernal jailor,
conducting a soul to everlasting flames.
v bo are you t asks the-devil, as tbe cul
prit was brought to where he was sitting.
'Secretary Benjamin ot the Confeder
ate cabinet' was the reply. Oh yes, I
knew you were coming, said the devil.
as he turned the leaves of his ledger and
made an entry ot the secretary's name.
'1 always show consideration to those that
have showed it to me. I ve oof to take you
in, but I'll try and make yoa ss comforta
ble as possible. To the attendant: 'Show
Mr. Benjamin to a place as near as you can
get him to a current of air.' The next ar
rival was a man who had killed his mother-
in-law. He was hung in Cincinnati.
'Take him away, eaid the deviL 'but treat
him kindly. The chances are two to one
that he isn't to blame. I remember his
case, lus mother-in law came here
three weeks ago. She looked as
though she wanted killing. She's
over in No. 63. Pat him there, and set
the old woman in front of the furnace. No.
63 is too cool for her.' Pretty soon another
victim arrives, 'n hat has brought you
here Y asks the devil. 'My case is a hard
one," was the reply. 'I am here just be
cause l swore. 'Uecausa you swore?
a&ked the devil, rising angrily from his
chair. 'Yes, that's all the sin I ever did.'
'All the sin ?' re-echoed the devil 'all the
sin? Why, you mean, despicable, con
temptible, low-lived vagabond,' said the
devil, as he brought his fist down on the
table, 'there isn't a corner here that's hot
enough for you. Of all the sixty thousand
preachers that spend their Sundays in
blackguarding me, net one of them
ever yet accused me of swearing. Blas
phemed your Maker, did you? Profaned
tbe holy name of your Savior that forgave
his enemies upon the cross, and died to
have saved you from here? You did this.
you?' The trembling culprit made no
reply. 'Why,' continued the devil, whose
voice arose as his wrath intensified 'why,
there s no excuse for you. A man by an
unlucky blow may kill another one.
pressing temptation a man may steal; he
may lie to save his neck or to cheat his
neighbor. There's some excuse for him.
The profane swearer has no excuse 1 At
tendant, take this accursed scoundrel out
my sight. Pat him up to his neck where
the coals are the hottest and then put
somebody to sit on his accursed head.'
Edi.ort Drawer tn Harpers Magazine for
A Crustacean Monster.
We have been shown bv a gentleman who
arrived on the last steamer from Japan a
crab of proportions far exceeding anything
the shell-fish line that we have i-ver read
heard of. Not even the marvelous ich-
thyolDgical wonders seen and recorded' by
that prince of "fish story" tellers, old
Bishop Ponpopidian (to whom we are
mainly indebted for our knowledge of sea-
serpents, gigantic cuttle-fish and other ma
rine monsters), had fully prepared us to re
alize the huge dimensions of this king of
the Crustacea. It was captured last month
the Bay of Yedo, clinging to the wreck
the ill-fated United States corvette One
ida, by some native fishermen emplyed
the Japanese authorities to drag
the spot where the collision occurred,
for the purpose of recovering the
bodies of those who went down with the
vessel. From tip to tip of the claws (which
are furnuhed with two rows of regular
teeth), it measures some thirteen feet &nd
weighed, we are told, when taken from the
water, within a fraction of forty pounds.
The month and eyes of this monster pf the
deep somewhat resemble those of the toad,
aid the former' is armed with two long,
tusk-like teeth, and surrounded by circles
stiff, wiry hair, like that seen in the
mouth of the whale. It differs from the
ordinary crab in tbe conformation of the
legs, claws and carapax, the first having a
greater number of jointa, the second re
sembling the skeleton of a human leg,
while the carapax or shell is covered with
irregular knobs or excrescences. In order
that the public generally, and our local sa
vant in particular, may have aa opportunity
of examining this singular inhabitant of
"oce in's caves," the possessor intends to
Eaethquaxjs in San Francisco. A San
Francisco dispatch ef Sunday, the 3d,
At 11:50 a. m., to-day, a sharp, wicked
shock of earthquake was felt, of a duration
of six seconds; direction, southeast to
northwest; motion vertical. No damage
to life, limb or property was sustained, but
intense excitement prevailed for a few min
utes. Animals were terribly frightened,
and numerous runaways resulted. The
City HalL where the courts were in session,
the Merchants' Exchange, Mercantile Li
brary, Custom House, and ether large
buildings, were instantly vacated. A panic
was created in the hotels, and the streets
swarmed with people in a moment It waa
raining at the time. Prior to the shock
the barometer was observed to fall
Items in General.
Thebb is not one Protestant or American
minister m Alaska.
A beooab who lately died in Portage Co.,
Ohio, had $1,000 sewed up in his coat
Thx Baltimore city authorities have
issued an order interdicting organ grind
So its of the daily papers in Scotland
have a telegraph line of their own to Lon
don. Thzbk have been 200,000 Baltimore
oysters planted in California and Oregon
Thx Chicago Court House which tum
bled down recently cost nearly a million
Thb British House of Lords now num
bers 474 members, only 31 of whom are
Thb prospects for a large yield of wheat
in .ast lennessee were never more f.ivora
ble than now.
Seven merchants, all doing business on
the same street were lost in the steamer
City of Boston.
An astronomical observatory has been
established by the Russian Government on
Thebe are 25 oyster honses in Baltimore.
the largest ol which uses 5,000 bushels of
oysters per day.
An enterprising Frenchman has offered
5,000,000 lire for a ten years' lease of Pom-
The 22d anniversarv of Modern SDirit-
uallsm was celebrated in Philadelphia on
uio disc uiu
These are three men in New York who
make good livings by writing advertise
ments for the public.
An old bachelor is described a? a traveler
on life's journey who has entirely failed to
maae tne proper connections.
Thet have fined a Nevada "minister"
$25 for performing a mock marriage, the
victim being a girl of 12 years.
Dynamite, the safe substitute for nitro
glycerine is three-quarters nitre-glycerine,
tne rest porous earth and sand.
An average crop of fifty bushels f pea
nuts to the acre, ia what the North Caro
lina farmers can safely count on.
A Boston paper says: A snow plow with
bix norses got siuck in iTemont row, on
Tuesday afternoon, and had to be dug out
A letteb reached Washington Saturdav.
dated "August 7, 1843," having been
tweniy-one years on its passage from Ger
A bill is in the Pennsylvania Legisla
ture to compel railroads to open their
ticket offices at least an hour before train
The new hotel at Hot Springs. Arkansas.
intended to accommodate a hundred and
filty guests, will be opened about the first
A warren from Chihuahua savs he at
tended a dance where he saw a sign over
the door which read: "No gentlemen ad
mitted without pants on.
Two Mexican lions that escaped from a
show in Fidls county, Texas, recently, ara
twelve miles lrom Brenbam, and alayine
hogs, sheep, etc, quite lively.
Thb feminine journalists at Washington
are importuning Congressmen to have a
portion of the public galleries set apart for
meir exclusive accommodation.
It is said that "Lean Men's Associa
tion" is about forming in Hackensack.
Crawling through a key-hole is the first
step in the initiation ceremonies.
About 9,000 beer houses have been closed
throughout Great Britain, by stringent
amendment in the excise law. England
spends $100,000,000 a year in beer.
Op the forty-five base ball players in
the five leading ciuba of the country
Cincinnati, Athletics,- Mutuals, Atlantics,
and Chicago -twenty-one are Brooklyn
A Matnb man is prospecting in South
Carolina for a large tract of marsh land.
where he can go into the raising of
frogs on a large scale, for the northern
Thb London Spectator regards the ad
mission of Mr. Revels to a seat in the United
States Senate as a work of Divine power
quite as conspicuous as the deliverance ot
Israel from Egypt
Lord Napier, of Magdala. lately told a
committee of the House of Commons that
on the borders of the Red Sea the effect of
putting the bulb of a thermometer into a
man s mouth was to send down the mercury
The eldest daughter of ex-King George
of Hanover, will soon be married to the
Archduke Victor, of Austria. This will be
the first time in the history of the Ilaps
burg dynasty when one of its princes mar
ries a Protestant lady.
A itnb fat buck was run over and killed
by the passenger train of the Virginia and
lennessee railroad, Monday night on Pea
Creek mountain. This is a new "inven
tion" in the sporting line.
The Louisville Courier Journal says:
'The only argument that can possibly be
rged in favor of the annexation of San
Domingo i that the island would furnish
us with a home market for the ice we raise
Judith McCabtt, a colored woman, 106
years old, who died a few days ago, was
doubtless the oldest inhabitant of Fall
River, Mass. She retained her faculties
to an extraordinary degree till a short time
before her death.
A colobed woman has got a verdict for
fifteen hundred dollars against the Wash
ington and Alexandria Railroad. She
would not obey the rules and got into the
smoking car, and in putting ber off she
was seriously injured.
A southzbn paper says: It seems Texas
has been hoarding gold for years. Fifty
millions, probably, are now in the state.
The fall in gold has cost Texas, on account
of this hoarding, at least five millions. This
apital will now be employed.
A woman's rights advocate insists tut
divorced women have a right to vote under
the Fifteenth amendment which provides
that the right of suffrage shall not be denied
or abridged on account ot race, color, or
'previous condition of servitude." .
A conflict is raging between the mana
gers oi the Jraris theatres, wno decline
giving up ten per cent or their daily gress
receipts, and the Government which in
sists upon the execution of the law requir
ing this subsidy to be given to the poor.
The Detroit Tribune says the Michigan
Agricultural College will have over one
hundred students, as soon as the winter ,
schools close, in which many of them are
teachers. The Freshman class will contain
At Lanesboro", Mass., on Wednesday of
last week, the steeple of the Episcopal
church was blown down. The bell was
carried twenty feet Btriking the roof,
breaking several rafters, and then rolling to
the ground unbroken.
It stated there are more Israelites In
New York city than in the Holy Land, or
in all Syria. There are about 70,000 in that
city, and this is probably a larger number
than now inhabit the Scripture lands above
mentioned. Of that 70,000 there are not
1,000 that can justly be called poor, while
the majority are heavy owners of real estate
and also the most active and enterprising
of our commercial people.
A watchhaxeb in Men Jen, Conn., has
on exhibition in his shop an old watch, with
only an hour hand and a common catgut
for a winding chain. It has a brass case,
but waa originally enclosed in a huge tor
toise shelL The inscription on the watch
is "W. Lee, No. 2, 1658" making it 212
years old, undoubtedly the oldest running
watch in America. It keeps excellent
time, not varying two minutes a week.
How many apples did our first parents
eat in the garden of Eden? Eve 8 and
An exchange wants the government to
issue stamps for kerosene, inscribed, "Pre
pare to meet thy God."
A totjno man at a recent fire in Rutland,
Vt, threw away a pail of water because "it
was too hot to do aay good."
One of the sages says: "Don't go to law
unless yon have nothing to lose; lawyers
houses are built on fools' heads."
John Chtnakan writes to his countrymen
in Saa Francisco, "Me likey Texasy; plen
ty worky, plenty pavy, plenty eaty."
An exchange speaks of "the language of
a classical bore," and the Boston Commer
cial Bulletin thinks this must be the "hog
latin" we read about
Dantjx Dbew, the founder of the Metho
dist Theological Seminary at Madison, N.
J., proposes to endow it more largely and
make it a University.
An Indiana lawyer recentlv charged a
lient $10 for collecting $9, but said he
wouia not press him to pay the other dollar
for a week or two, if not convenient
A lady asked a pupil, at a public exam
ination ef a Sunday school, "What was the
sin oi tne Pharisees 7' "Eating camels.
marm, quickly replied the child. She
had read that the Pharisees "strained at
gnats and swallowed camels.
A TRADESMAN down town ebiected- th
other day, to receive from one of his cus
tomers a note at thirty days, on the groncd
mat ne migni aie oeiore that time. "Die V
exclaimed the customer, "who aver heard
of a man dying within thirty days T
An Arkansas sheriff, who could not get
carpenter's to build a gallows, to execute a
criminal, naa the cheek to tell the criminal
that if he waa in a hurry to have the show
come off, he would have to turn in and
help build it The man declined, and told
tne suerin not to hurry on his account
An old gentleman of eightv-fonr bavins
taken to the altar a damsel of about sixteen.
the clergyman said to him, "The font is at
the other end of the church,"
"What do 1 want of the font?" said the
4 Oh ! I beg your pardon," said the cler
ical wit "I thought you had brought this
cnua to be christened.
A new parody and poem by Figaro com-
'. Woman, spare that tf al
Touch not a single drop;
In youth it tempted thee.
B at no w, for Heaven's sake, stop I
The Keokuk Gate City prints this neat
epigram upon lie vela:
Bevel, but lately born to fame,
lie is Lie race's great retriever;
Reverse the letters of hU name, .
And 'gainst oppression he's the lever.
A Wonderful Escape.
In a letter from C. A Ranlett Jr., master
oi the Rhip surprise, dated at Shanghai,
China, inb. 11th, occars a story of escape
irom apparently certain death at sea.
scarcely less strange than the boldest of
tai t un Marryatt 8 or of Charles lleade's
inventions. The Surprise sailed from New
York on Oct 9th, 1869. for Shanghai, and
on Feb. 29 ih, at noon, one hundred and
twelve days out had sailed 16.359 miles.
being then in the Pacific Ocean, in latitude
20 degrees 20 minutes north, and longitude
liW degrees east The Captain write:
At half-past 12, midnight of January 29,
the second mate with his watch were aloft,
reefing the mizzen topsail, when William
A J. Joy, a small boy belonging to Nan
tucket fell from the weather Quarter of the
yard overboard, just clearing the weather
mizzen channels, but striking heavilv on
one of the boat davit chains.
I saw him fall, but did not have the re
motest idea that we could save him, noeon
ly for the reason that the night waa verv
dark and stormy, with a heavy sea running,
but because I supposed he was severelv in
jured by his fall, and, encumbered by his
t.il: i , . ... -
viukuiug, ue wouiu sins immediately.
However, x called all bands, shortened
sail, wore ship round on the port tack, and
stood on lor about fifteen minutes, when
some of the men forward thought they
heard a cry. Shortly I wore shin again oil
the starboard tack, aa we were when he
went overboard, and, as the ship came up
the wind, we all heard him crying out
our weather bows. Coming to. with
everything aback, brought him right under
the weather quarter, when he was hauled
with a bow-line thrown over him, appa
lie was naked, having undressed himself.
cloth and sea-boots. Ac. in the water
no small feat of itself for a boy less than
fourteen, and small of his age. His left
arm was badly injured, but he had not felt
in the water.
I consider this one of the most miracu
lous escapes from drowning I ever heard
not only that the youngster should keep
himself up lor forty-five minutes, but
that we should find him in such a dark
Why Will You Suffxb when the remedv
so easily procured ?
ir you are Debilitated, -
If you are Nervous,
If you have the Dyapepsia,
If you have no Appetite,
If you have no Energy,
If you never feel well,
If von have anv ailments nroeeeilin fVnm
weakness of tbe digestive organs, use a few
Domes or uoonaoa e uennan Bitters, and
you will noon feel like a different person.
-uoonana s urrmin Hitters' is entirely
free from all Alcoholic admixture.
ilooiland s German Tomo will cure tha samA
diseases as llootland's Bitters, and U a com
pound of all the ingredients of tbe Bitters with
pure Santa Cruz Rum, orange, anue, Ac.,
making one of the most agreeable and pleas
ant remedies extant
Ox Nrw Yxab's Day the liberal DroDrietnr
the Eural New Yorker, tbe Hon. I. D. T.
Moore, at bis residence presented twenty of
employes, including mail and business
clerks, pressmen, printers, aria Is and edit
ors, with paid-up insurance policies in the
Farmers' and Mechanics' Life Inanrance Com
pany of 200 Broad wav. New York, in amonnts
$o00, $1,000, and $2,000 respective, ag
gregating eighteen thousand dullars insur
ance, at a cost to tbe employer of nearly $5.
500. All others in his service received hand
some compliments in caah.
see advertisement in another column.
A little boy in Hudson, .N. T.. on re
turning home from church was asked by
his mother to give the tut. After a
thoughtful pause, the btUs fellow replied,
don't hardly remember, but it was some
thing about a hawk between two pigeons."
The text was, "Why halt ye between two
Ueeeditakt baldness is supposed to be in
curable. All that can be done where it bee-ins
show itself is to put off the. evil dav by day
the judicious use of some stimulating or
cooling preparation that shall create new ac
tion m tne glands or folicles, usually called
roots, and thus tighten tbe bair that wonld
otherwise become loose and fall oft. Ring's
vegetable Ambrosia has acquired an enviable
reputation for this purpose, generally but not
invariably, proving successful.
To oca readers visiting Cine eo who are in
want of bats or cap, we wouM atlvUe them
go to the silk hat house of Mackenzie, 120
Dearborn street, where they alwajs find
the latest styles and the -wet prices. The
Gossamer silk hat is tha latest thing out,
weighing only Z ounces.
To thosx ladies who make their husband's
brother's shirts, send to Miss H. D.
Knight 4 Co.. P. O. Box 246, Chicago, for a
chart which cuts the Islington yoke shirt a
perfect fitting shirt Cuts twelve sizes.
Ixttatiots of Hall's Vegetable 8icilian Hair
Benewer are bemg thrust upon the market in
great numbers; do not be decieved by them,
but demand Hall's.
Wx call attention to the advertisement of
the American Combination Fad Lock Co. in
paper. It ia something entirely new
and coming into general use.
The jury in the McFarland case has been
Young Folks' Department.
TO A CHILD.
Golden head that bears th tun
Wberesoe'er the feet oU7 rua;
Little feet, that know not yet
Where the next step will be aet; '- '
Sapphire gleam of eyes, that go
Btnucht to the pare anal below,
FuteJVi their in pen lout tress
Of confiding belpiesaneaa: -
Ah I what wiid ra awetit a thia It,
Flower ot love and many kiaaes ?
Tet, If this were all la an
Warm aoft limba and tea tores nnall.
Pimpled darling of the knee,
8on wonld scarce be due to tbe t
Bat already in tbe eye
Glances of the soul we spy ;
In the broken language hear
' otes f early reason clear ;
On thy stainless forehead trace
Lines of the immortal race. '
True, too true 1 those flower-like charms.
All must vanish from our arms;
True, too true ! and tboo must share
Buffets of life's ru.ler air:
But the eternal child within.
As this fair veil waxes thin.
As the faint feet downward go.
Brighter lineaments will t-how,
Crystal clear at la-t to shine.
Fitting home for the Divine.
- F.T. Palgrate.
The Children's Friend tells the story of
a little gitl who wont to bed with a heavy
heart, and whose sobs brought her mother
to her side, seeking to know what ailed
"My child," said her mother, tenderly,
stooping down to her bedside, "what
troubles you ? ' Tell me."
"Oh, mother, I am so glad you have
come r" cried Alice, uncovering her head
and seizing her mother's haad; "I can't
say my prayers, and I can't go to Bleep."
"Do tell me what's the matter with my
dear danghter." ,
"Oh, mother, I killed Cousin llnth in.
my heart to-day, I did I" and the tears'
flowed afresh. "She got angry, and I
wished her dead. I can't ask God's for
giveness till I am friends with Rath. lit
won't hear me, for my heart has had anger
and hatred in it Oh, mother T ani th-
foor child wept as though her heart would
Her mother tried to comfort her, but
there lay the cold heavy weight of sin upon
her bosom, and she could take no comfort.
"Oh, if I could only see Ruth, and ask
her forgiveness ! then I could pray, and go
to Bleep." she said, piteously.
"Mother, can't I go to Ruth's heuse?"
Her mother thortght a moment She felt
that to help her child to feel and act rightly
on thia subject was the most important of
all things. ."Yes, my child, yoa shall go,"
Alice's father was called, who wrapping
his weeping child in a blanket carried her
into the next house, where her cousin Ruth
lived. She was taken to Ruth's bedside. It
was a melting scene to witness the confes
sion, the entreaty for forgiveness, and the
kiss of reconciliation. Then Alice wiped
away her tears, and laying her head on her
father's shoulder, she asked to be carried
Once more in her own chamber. Alice
kneeled down and prayed to God to forgive
her for the sin of hating Ruth. "Give me
love in my heart,"fihe cried, earnestly, "be
cause 'God is love,' and because it was love
which made Jesus die on the cross for us; ,
and oh, keep me from hating and killing
anybody in my heart"
bo did little Al ee pray, bin and con
science love and hatred had been fighting
in her heart But love pained the victery.
A Manly Answer.
All honor to the boy who cannot be
laughed out of doing right. A writer in the
American Messenger says:
five boys, pupils in the boarding-school.
were in the room. Four of them, coatrary
to the express rules, engaged in a crams of
cards. The fifth was not standing and
looking on to see how the game would go.
but engaged in some work of his own. One
of the players as called out
"Come, sar i the ethers to their com
panion; "it is too cad to have the game
stop in the middle. Come and take his
"I do not know one card from another.
'That makes no difference. We will
teach you. Come. Do not let our sport
The boy perceived that this waa the de-
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ical points, sometimes the turning point
of life. His resolution was instantly
taken. Ha made no more excuses, but
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at once planted himself sqaare upon prin
ciple. Mly lather does not wisa me to play
cards, and I shall not act contrary to his
This ended the matter. It did more.
It established his position among his com
panions. It compelled their respect and
preserved him from temptation for the fu
ture. Such a boy inspires confidence. The in
cident may seem small in itself, but it gives
promise of tke future better than thou-,
sands of gold. Three sterling qualities
are manifested: a conscientious regard for
the wishes of parents, superiority to the
(ear of the ridicule of his companions, and
decision. These qualities form a shield
and a buckler in regard to all temptations.
Happy the toy who is possessed of them.
You would expect tmit his career would be
honorable and successful.
Years have passed. That boy Las be
come a man. Various aud trying have been
the scenes through which he has been
called. Severe have been the temptations
which he has been exposed. But he has
come forth aa gold. Xo parent weeps, no
fnend blushes lor him. "
Are veu a son, rich in youth, rich in hope,
rich in a good conscience ? Always regmrd
fishes of your parents.
Whatever be your calling, be proud of it
Are you a shoemaker? Try to make a bet
ter shoe than any other man can make.
Yes, whatever your trade or profession.
excel in it if you can.
Bear in mind that any kind of honest la
bor is honorable, but choose well. "In
whate'er you sweat indulge your taste."
If you like the fre-J lire and honest labor
a farmer, do not drag out long years in
the study of law or medicine, for that wouid
only be '"vanity and vexation of spirit;" but
immediately to the larm, and in the lua
you love enjoy that perfect peace of mind
peculiar to every individual that feels he is
his fort, doing what God designed he
should, aud who will never have to realiza
that cold, humiliating and sickening feel
ing that his life has been a failure.
Suffer not that feeling to creep over you.
but be up and doing. "Look well to the
ways of your footsteps." Keep clean the
house of" clay in which God has placed
yon. Touch not taste not that wmca win
corrupt it Ge not to your grave a compo
sition, one-third whisky, one-third tobacco,
and the remaining third corruption, so
filthy that even the gbouls and ravenous
worms would scorn to touch you.
Be true to yourself. Deal honestly and
plainly with your fellow-men. Remember
"Doubtless the pleasnre Is as k-rtat
A Live Sensation.
From the Allentown (Pa.) Chronicle.
The people of Washington township
were thrown into an unusual state of ex
citement a few days ago by the appearance
a very remarkable and very strange
looking animal near the foot of the Blue
Mountain. It was afterward seen prowl
ing around the premises of Daniel Hand
work, and one alternoon it seized and car
ried off to the mountain one of his largest
geese, .f ursuit was made, due tne animal
escaped. A strong and well bated fox trap
was seton the farm ot lion, aamuei j. rol
ler, where it had last been seen, and in a
very short time they bad the satisfac
tion of bagging their game, which, in
the end, owing to the great strength and
ferocity of the animal, was the mot-t diffi
cult part of the undertaking, but by means
pitchforks, pikes, clubs, Jtc, it was
finally secured. Some idea of its greut
strength may be formed from one of the
leaps it made after being caught in the
trap. It jumped twenty feet, carrying
with it the heavy trap, chain and anchor
used in catching foxes. The strangest
part of the whole affair is that the oi Jest
hunters in the vicinity do not know a hat it
is. It haa the appearance about the head
of a wild cat yet the shape of its body and
limbs ia more like that of a dog; in size it
much exceeds a wild cat; it is of a dark
color, with a few streaks of gray, and ita
hair is long and coarse. All the works n
natural history in the "upper end" ha
been consulted, but they have failed to ahtd
the least light upon the subject We un
derstand Mr. Muthard, one of the captors,
intends bringing it to thia city to put on
exhibition as a curiosity.