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Weave me a rhyme to-day:
Ko pleasant nmndelay.
But raue vague, restless yearning of the heart,
Shpcs3 with bat little art ,
T3 broken nnmbers, tbaA shall flow .
""" All reamllynd Uow. . ; .
. think bo merry fancy should belong" . f
Xo this day 's song. ! '
Look how the maple stands,
Waving ita bleeding .
With such weird gestures; and the petals fall;
From the dry roses pale, nor longer sweet: ,
And by the garden-wall
The unclasped Tinea, and all
These sad dead leaves, a-rustle at oar feet i
f 'Ttom which the little "njreii i soulfiare lied I
. Beside yon, lying dead, - . ; r
-" r' "We say, "Another summer shall be oars,-'
When till these naked boughs shall be afiune ;
Wlth-fresh. young blossoms. "-Ay, but cot the
samel , ,
And that is saddest Bv the lirine bloom. , ' !
i '., Vho cares lor last yearns beauty 4a tit tomb ? -j
Spring, blossom, and decay.
Ah, poet, sing thy day
Bo brief a day- alast
Beloved, and shall we pass
... , , Beneath th Uving grass, r -.
Oct from the glad, warm rplendor of the sun?
. i AUttle dnsaabont some old tree'sfoot, - J
With all our voioes mute
And aU our singing done ?
THE STORY OF TOM SOPER'S WILL.
.-- r Wht induced him to-do tr was
J question. - . T.. a a J; S:
''Heaven knows!" was the answer.
But the long and short of the matter was
. . Mr. Tom Soper, an. attorney by profes-
sion, nad established Himself, 1 many years
- ago; in the little town of Cogswell,' under
the patronage of old Lady Dudgeon, who
was a distant cousin of his; and, being
man of agreeable manners, he became so
great a favorite wih that ladj-that not only
was the managementtl all her affairs placed
in his hands,, but it was generally supposed
that she had, in-a manner, adopted him
he being an unfortunate orphan, .of. about
. live-and-thirty and intended to endow him
with aU her worldly possessions, when she
should require them no longer herself.
But Air. Tom soper was an ambitious man.
he was an impatient man, and was not con
tent to loos lorward to a nappy future, but
wanted a happy present as well; and, in
seeking that happine s, which with him
assumed the shape of money, he permitted.
himself so to manage nis. relative s anairs
that a portion of her income found its way
into his own purse. Lady Dudgeon dis
covered these proceedings, and there was
a hot quarrel." Mr. Soper was forthwith
dis-adopted, and was sent about his busi-
i ness; he had killed the goose- that laid the
golden eggs, and went about declaring that
it nad only died to spite mm, toat. any real
sonable bird would have lived through the
operation and been all the better for it &
little gentle bleeding for the good of its
health. , Lady Dudgeon, however, refused
to look upon it in that light, and forthwith
installed another distant cousin, a.young
- lady this time, in the position of first favor
ite. People said that Mi. Soper's ingratf-
: tude had broken Lady Dudgeoa s heart and
hastened her death; but, as she survived
that little episode some ten years, and was
eighty-eight when she did die, perhaps old
age had as much to do with it as anything
Mr. Soper, on receiving the melancholy
tidings, put on his eat and went up to the
house of mourning; lor,v said he, notwith
standing certain unpleasantjnisnnderstand-
ings that had arisen between him and the
deceasd- he had ever regarded her with
unlimited affection, and all difference were
forgotten in the grave, and moreover, as
next of kin, it was his melanchcly privilege
to take the management - of affairs into his
own hands. This claim of being Bext of
-kin startled everybody, but nevertheless
was a just claim ; Lady Dudgeon had out-
. Jived ad her nearer relatives, and no one
had given a thought to the matter except
the party most interested and that he was
interested to a very great extent was soon
proved by the discovery that there was no
will. Ko, poor little jfossCfiampion had
-to pick up her things -and ge home again;
and after ten years of expectation and see
lusion with old Lady Dudgeon this . was
hard; but there was no help for it, so home
she went, and became in due time a gov
ernoss. ' -
-As inheritor of Lady Dudgeon's wealth,
Mr. Tom .Soper .retired from business
and became a popular, man-popular
frommere dint of . money; he. tpent
profusely. built schools, i. erected a
pump, gave a stained glass window to the
church, and Christmas dinners to the poor,
and, what was more than all, - h founded
. a literary and scientific institution, "which
was to do wonders in the way of .elevating
th amasses; and as to tnoeew&o 'were &o$
of the masses, there was ir forteUlng . to
what a height they might : he -exalted: it
' was only to be hoped that the Gogrvellians
would not get a severe fall through $ride.
i All this, you will understand, 4 by way
j of introduction simply necessary; Jfoj the
. understanding of what shall follow,.. r
It had ieen determined . to .open iue in;
. stitution -. with great splendor" 'All" the
neighboring gentry, were to be Invited;
there was to be scientific addre88i by a
-- professor brought expressly from' Dondon;
there were to be mineral ogical " specimens, .
and geological specimens, and other won
ders of a like .nature; telescopes, micros
copes, stethoscopes that is to say, stereo
scopes; and the proceedings were to con-
r-rf in t.hft Drntt rnnm ef thn "Rlack lAcm."
adioinine the institution: and,"4 save thafl
the weather was as bad as bad could be,'
' the affair was as successful as could be de
" sired. A particular success as tle. fore
runner of Cozswellian enlightenment -was
' the professor's address. . He was a.littlel
- quick man, who, with the aid of ft glass of.
.water; undertook to discourse -for" half an
; hour on the indestructibility of matter.
- Everybody considered him very affable for
a man of j earning,, and he had the pleas
antest way of imparting knowledge -that
you can imagine.
"Now," he began, abruptly, "you no
doubt often think you have destroyed some
thing." 1 Mr. Soper was" sitting in the "very eantre
i of thaiitst row of eane-bortom chairs, -and
on him the professor fixed his sharp eyes
when he spoke; naturally, perhaps, but Mr.
Soper didn't like it " 1 i-ii- ? f
"A bit of paper, for instance," said thf
: professor and Mr. Soper begun to- fidget
in his chair "you put it on the fire, we
. will say, it burns, and then it i$ deBtzoy
ed? No such thing!" .
"What do you mean?" 6&id Mr. ttoper.'
"I mean, my dear sir, 'I mean, ladies and
. gentlemen, that it is - simply altered, . not
' 'destroyed; it was was once" paper, "'now it
is so much tinder, so. much vapor. Ton
' will understand, before I have finished my
address, that what once has been, always
r srill be; and that what is,' always has been
under some shape or other. Perhaps at
the present moment' here h took a; sip
of water "I am imbibing a portion of a
love-letter written one hundred years ago."
Mr. Soper allowed the professor to con
clude his discourse without further inter
ruption, leaning back to his chair thought
fully, and paying no heed to the words of
knowledge. He complained of hot being
very well; and when the first part of the
- entertainment the scientific art came
to a close, and the dancing and feasting
' was about to begin, he excused .himself
from furjther attendance. He was an old
. man now, he said, and would leave that
Wirt nf thinir to the Toung people; so he
went round to.the "Black Lion," and. or-j
"dared them to 'put nis norse to, wniie up.
fortified himself with a strong glass of
brandy-and-water," fhe" night being-a parti
cularly nasty one; and on top. of that he
had another glass, still stronger, andrthen,'
pulling his coat well up about bis ears' and
bis hat well down. ..over his . nose,' the got
into his gig, and went rattling down the
street . .. .
There was no mistake about the rain; it
, was that dogged, downright rain that evi
dently means to make a night of it, and yet
was not of that steady description that may
e circumvented by an umbrella, or a parti
cular inclination of the body. No! it was
in league with the wind, which was howl-
.ing with the force of forty lunatic asylums
let loose, and blown, "hither and thither in
a Wild, disorderly manner thr e ya no
guarding against: and then the"bors in
stead of running straight ahead, as a horse
should do in the experienced handd of Mr.
, Snner. insisted on . a zig-zag course, .as
thugh with the idea that, if he tonkl but
make a flank march, he would get behind
u anil he all richt
- There! it was - decided at last It had
been a matter of contention, all.along, be-
XTr Rnner and the wind, as to wnicn
should have his hat; he naturally thought
that he had a right to ms own proper,
but the wind seemed to be of a different
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FRIDAY, APRIL 20,
WHOLE NO. 189.
mind, and the" wind' got its way. Mr. Soper
bad put down his. whip nd, clapped his
hand upon this coveted property, and had
ne Kepi it mere me . Tiuuiry uau urau uia
but the wind was not to be baffled like that
it made a feigned attack on the . apron,
which was well buttoned down, and would
have resisted all efforts at dislodgement,
but Mr. Soper, forgetting this, fell into the
snare, and left his hat unguarded for a mo
ment, only far one moment, but that was
enough.- With a scream of triumph, the
wind caught it and whisked it off into the
darkness, and there ne sat, Dareneaueu ui
the beating of the pitiless rain. : There was
no help for it, ikat he knew at once, for the
hat must be miles away by this time, so he
tied iiis handkerchief over his head, though
it was verv soon wet through, and drove
tincTcrpAW t n. . The rain eot down his neck,
and through - the handkerchief, and under
the handkerchief, and his eyes, so that he
could scarcely see. and into his ears, so
that it sent a cold shiver all through him
there was one particular cold and penetrat
ing drop that made him shake his head, as
it went on its voyage of discovery into the
inner cavities of his ear- ana au f nis nine
that brute of a Horse was aoaging, uiai. -u
side and then on the other, and tne very
heAocDTciwa as well as he could see t lem
in the darkness, seemed, blown as they
were with the wind, to be setting to one
another in a chostlv fashion; and it was
altogether the most uncomfortable drive
th,t Mr. Soner- had ever had. But the
only thing to be done was to whip his ivorse
and seep . nun in as straigut y-
Tom Soper r
He pulled up suddenly, all in a tremble,
and looked ovethifl shoulder expecting to
find some one in the spare seat of nis gig,
for the voice that called him seemed close
to his ei. but no one was there; and then
he peered into the darkness, right and left,
and then, with an mxgry shake of his
muttered, "Bah! 'twas only fan-
And, with s lasn of nirwnip, away ne went
again, splashing through, tne mud.
K "lorn Soper!" '
There was no mistake this time, yet,
thou;h he turned round very sharply, he
eould Bee no one; and - then his hair fairly
ftood on end, except that portion that was
held -down, by the handkerchief.
Who s that ' saidtro.
" "ton can't see me, said the mysterious
voice, "so it's no use looking.?
"Who are you r asked Tom bo per.
"The Ghoet of the Last Will and .Testa
ment .of Lady Dudgeon.-; ;
T "tiood "Lord! exclaimed tne unhappy
man, and sot plump down on the wet cush
ion:. for ne nad stood up, . you must under
stand, when he looked arouncU
J "Yes, Tom, 'tis all true what the Profes
sor said: you can t destroy anything. . Tou
thought you had destroyed me, didn't Vou,
when-yon threw me on the fire, and watch
ed tns smore go curunz up tne cnunaejr
But you didn't destroy me, you only killed
the. My body, the black cinder, was bur
ied in the. dust-bin; my "spirit, that Smoke
you watched, went BP the chimney and
joined the clouds. Bather mixed company
p there, Tom, 1 can assure you all sorts
of low forgeries and ties so that I am glad
to get down aeain; and now, at this pres-
in the shape of a drop of water, in your
right ear nol it's no use, you can't get at
me with your finger and there I mean to
remain until I evaporise." ... - .
"Shall you be long e vaporising, sat ask
ed Tom, humbly.
"Yes, some time! I am such a big drop,
yen see. lint, aon t you mate any mis
take, you have not got rid of me when I
do. I mean to takitodgisgs there, so that
I can run np or I should say, ' run down
whenever I like, and find myself at home.
I mean to haunt yon, Tom."
"tropd ixKxl i said :Xom, for tne second
timef: -"was ever aan haunted with the
ghost of a hist will and testament before?"
"irernaps not And, what is more, there
iathe chost of the codicil somewhere about
111 take lodgings in your other ear for him.
for I shall be sure to meet Jum.in.my ram
bllngs abroad." ' - -
"Heaven defend mer said Xom, "lpr i
am an old man, and very repentant i
"Ah, Tom, Tom! how could you dc such
a" thing? "BphbuigXhat poor girl of her
m6ney, nofr to-mention the five hundred
pounds left to-tie clergyman in the.oodiciL
Howeoold-yoa Tina u in your "conscience
to rob that good man and that innocent girl,
eh?" 1-: ;
"I had no conscience then," said Tom,
since,' and l m -very -sorry; and 1 11 Duua
another literary and scientific institution
if youH leavcffhAuniiai nje."
Literary anascvenuirc institution; kud-
"Hl leave all aay, money., toJhe poor
die.'' ; J -iljj t.iAiiU,.YAn '
"It won't do, Tom, it won t do. You must
set the wrong rightL
"Give np the money? sain Tom, in great
fear. , . ... :
rWelt I mieht ask yott to-do that with
perfect nsdee, and to pay inb?ret for the
time you have had it; but I won't do that,
for a reason bee) known to myself.
"You don t mean that I have not long to
JjY.e?" fie was more frightened, now han
"Nevermind what I mean," said the
voice, "only when people nave come to
your age they shouldn't get wet .through.
If you .bad not bpnrt the will jyou . would
not have had tljrmoney; and if you had
not had the money; you would not have
built the literary and scientific institution;
and. if you had not built the literary and ,
scfebtifie institution,' yen Would Tiot have '
feeen here-' io-night; and tf- yonJ had not
been here to-night you would not' have
gotwet thtougli;iaAd f.yo had not ,got
wet tnrougn, you would not nave 1
ahemr : "
"What shall I Aot oh,' -what shaM I dor'
said Tom. "I am so very sorry.
You must do this,? said the ghost "and
I must make haste and tell you, for I am
evaporisiBg ?ery last.- xou mast mane
your wiiv-at once tne very uss uung -tomorrow
- T-' " .u - r -
"And, in the first place, you must leave
that fie hundred pounds to the clergyman;
he has sixteen children already, and will
be very glad of the money." . r
"Yes, yes, said, Tom! Soper?' "Ill do
that, and leave the rest to Fanny" Cham
pion." "No such thlngl ' Leave half to Fanny
Champion, and the other half to Jerry
Simpson."! T -J ' ) i
"Mr. Jerry Simpson! and what has he
done?" T f 4 f f . ten.f,,.fr
"When' Fanny was living ;wfth the old
lady, Jerry fell in love with her, but was
too proud, or too modest, or too something
or 'otheryou would thick too foolish to
say anything 'id herl as shewas then look--
ed upon as an heiress- But since the alter
ed state of circumstances, Jerry has spoken
out- and they have got themselves engaged
4o one another, trat cannot marry just yet
for want of means.- So, if you leave all
the money to Fanny, - Jerry's spirit will be
up in arms again, and no one can say what
will follow; but you leave It between them,
and It will make things right" -t
Iwill! I will! But would it be hon
est to depart from the terms of 'the
the" , . -
"The bunt wilir iftA! iow
talk pf honesty- and the burnt. wiU in thej
same urtnu.m - uu no x via you; ana u yon
do not, so much the worse. ' But I can't
Btay, I'm goingfast." Here 'the voice be
came rery faint.- .'.'I'm evaporating.-Tom,
oLl.e stay with A great deal of pleasure.
Good-bye, and mind you do as I bid you.
Good-bye, for the present." .
And so the voios died away, .
Tom Soper never knew how he got
horn a .bnt the servant who opened the
door to him ; always declared that ne got j
home in a wet bundle, in the bottom of the
gig, perfectly insensible, and in that state
he was put to bed and a doctor sent; and
in the morning, more omninous than the
dreaded tick of any death-watch, came a
lawyer; and Tom Soper made his will,' and
such a reparation as lay in his power for
the wrong he had done. .. i.,: t '
In less than a fortnight that will had to
be read, and people declared that it was
the most incomprehensible will that ' was
ever penned; 1or, as ttr Miss Champion, it
was known that Tom Soper had had what
amounted almost to an aversion for her;
Jerry Simpson, '. who was then up in Lon
don being turned into an architect, was no
more than a speaking acquaintance; and
there was not a penny bestowed in charity.
The trustees of the schools, the guardians
who had to keep the pump in repair, the
board of the literary institution, and, in a
word, every one connected with any of the
local - charities, declared finally that the
five hundred pounds . had evidently been
intended' as a charitable trust-fund, and
even went so far as to quarrel among them
selves as to its distribution; but the clergy
man, happening to differ from them in to to,
kept the money for Bs own use and bene
fit: and so the literary and scientific insti
tution, which it had been in contemplation
to call "The Soper Lyceum of Science,
came to a speedy end for want : of funds,
and the building stands desolate and un-
tented (there is a talk of turning it into
lunatic asylum, bat the - ("Black Lion" has
petitioned against it) even unto the pres
ent day-a melancholy, monument of .-the
vanity of human Wishes.,', .
Every one said it was the most in com
prehensible will ever penned; and so one-
half of Cogswell asked, "What induced him
to do it! and the other calf answered,
"Heaven knows!" But the above may be
taken as a true statement of the matter,
though how the facts came to be known
whether they were divulged by Mr. Soper
himself, or whether the ghost of the last
will and testament paid a second visit, to
earth and told the story must remain
profound secret All that is necessary to
say is, Jerry Simpson and x anny (Jham
pion were married, and lived happily ever
alterwards. , . .
HENRY CLEWS. A Brief Sketch of an Eminent Banker.
l0m4sagaekme-mind and acquired experience
As nations advance in wealth and. num
bers, and as their commercial affairs multi
ply, the character of .their private banking
firms becomes of tne nisneet importance.
Trade . watches - the-; : manipulations . of
those who handle its medium of exchange
with the keenest and most anxious scruti
ny. - Distrust in reterence to the processes
that transfer money is instantly felt to the
remotest- extremity .of . the body, politic,
and in order to keep. the latter in healthy
action, the now must be pure and regular
in a business point of view, and must swee j
through uncontaminated channels.- - '
We have been lead to these remarks by
careful observation of some of our .high
toned banking firms, and the saving influ
ence which they have exercised over busi
ness by the exoellenoe of their example.
Among these, the house of Henry Clews
Co.iias become eminent of late years, for
these qualities that should distinguish the
financial calling. ' ' .
Henry Clews, Esq., the senior partner
and head pf this esteemed house a native
of England, and about thirty-six .years of
age came to the United btates as early as
1840, 'with his father, whose heavy connec
tion with American trade gave the young
man an . immediate opportunity of noting
the active, enterprising, and yet peculiarly
practical tone of onr people. '. ,
The latter so won - upon mm that ne de
termined to abandon the Btudy for the min
istry, which-had been his first intention,
and betake himself to business. With this
view he quickly sought and obtained . a
clerkship in one cf the most prominent
woolen houses of the. day, where his un
til ing industry for a probationary term of
nine years his integrity, promptitude, in
telligence, and, at the same time, his excel
lent personal habits and amiability of tem
perament' gave ' him- solid position, and
won for. Jinn, literally, hosts ..of ; friends.
Mr. Wilson G. Hunt the head of the house
where be was employed, bestowed upon
him the highest marks of approval as his
service lengthened, ancL'at last, when Mr.
Clews sought an independent path, vouched
for his ability and integrity. .
At the early age of twenty-five Mr. Clews
became a member of the enterprising bank
ing firm of Stout Clews & Mason. After
one or two changes of title,, but all the
while rising in public esteem, the bouse is
now established, and respected, far and
wide, under the title of Henry Clews L Co.
- The same energy, clear-sightednesa, and
activity,, which had given the subject of
our sketch his first success, attended Jum
as he advanced. From dealing in commer
cial paper, he took np Government Secur
ities, when heavy, loans were continually
negotiated for the nation. The -. needs pf
the country were pressing, and in the pat
riotism and intellect of Mr. Clews, found
timely help by bis arguments and ready in
vestments, other capitalists were encour
aged to step forward, at the moment when
w easer neaus and comer nearts were airaia
to endorse the Union loan.- To "his exam
ple, Mr. Clews added the influence' Of per
sonal representation, and by bis agreeable
manners, as well as by the resources of nis
thorough business 1 knowledge, carried
many a firm with him in the good work,
whinh otherwise might have stood aloof.
His faith never swerved in the darkest hours
of . the country's trials, and as the clouds
grew more somber, his enthusiasm only
brightened. - . ....
At length, in 1864-0 the Clews -concern
had raised its business .operations to sev
eral millions per diem, of which the Na
tional loan received a goodly share."
At last the ' war- terminated: and Mr.
Clews and bis associates found themselves
among the wealthiest and most distinguish
ed of American bankers. . This position
was-'easily maintained and 'steadily im
proved until 1 1888, when all stock ope ra
tions for members of the. firm, neither in
dividually or collectively, were by written
agreement abandoned, , as the country, re
suming its activity, began to breathe freely
again, and the- busy hum- of railroad prepa
ration was heard from all quarters, making
ready for new developments of national pros
perity, Mr. Clews found fresh opportunities
Ifir I IKflH . 1 A" I M. I inVPNimrIIL HI1II III I I HKH I IM
for beneficial investment" and of these his
made brilliant use. Thsnationalsecarities
which be held, were sold by him to an ex
tent sufficient to set free a considerable
amount of the oaprtei-'that-he had placed
in them, and these funds were at onoe re
invested in railroad 1 loans. At V the
present time the' Clews firm' are the
financial agents of some of the most im
portant Toads in the United States.' ' T-
"The passing '"visitor in Wall -street has
but1 to glance at the busy throng which
hurries in and out of their spacious offices
in the edifice formerly used by the United
States Treasury, through the working-day,
in order to feel satisfied that Mr. Clews has
a large measure of public confidence and
esteem. The impression is general, that
when his name appears in connection wi;h
any projected improvement, all Is welL Nor
is Mr. Clews unaccustomed to express his
financial opinions with terseness and pow
er. : He wields a trehchent pen, "and the
highest finanrtiftl intellects in the land have
profited by bis suggestions. .
, Still in the prime of manhood Mr. Clews
stands upon an eminence to which. few oth
ers have been able to climb. Behind and
around him lie beautifully ordered the evi
dences of untiring exertions, that have
sustained and extended the welfare of the
country,- and filled his own coffers with
weU rewarda. -
The future brightens at his feet, full : of
noble opportunities. Who can doubt that
the after career of so gifted, and valued a
citizen will reflect still fairer honor upon
the name of the American merchant, and
the estimate in which the world shall hold
the characteristic type of the American
gentleman. - The New TvrierMercantile Jour
- Somebodt, described as "an expenenpea
tea-raiser," has bought filteen acres of land
near Cahstoga, California, and rntenas
planting it with tea this spring. He be
lieves tea can be raised there as well as in
Parks—The American Organ—
Something for Milkers—Public Officers.
cers, .v ' .'. f - .i l? ) i!
Chicago, April 20, 1870. Most ef lat week
was remarkablv warm for this eeason, though
the last ball of it. was marked by frequent
showers.. (iardene are being made in ail parts
of the city, the dooryards begin to put on
a rala ait. and the rraaa in the parks has as
eumed a very lively green. It hardly seems
possible that summer is coming without in
tervening Troet. Btill, we could stand eonaid
erable warm weather without much grruix-
blicr. Saturday morning there were three
inches of snow, bat the warm sunshine soon
dissolved It -YVe had no front- r
in some departments, has been extremely ac
tive the past week. The dry goods, cloaking,
millinery, and hardware trauei in the princi
pal houses, has been very large. The leading
millinery house here D. B. Fisk A Co.'s haa
had to prepare BUDDors for fifty clerks the
put -week, and the'prpprietors eat np till 3 or
4 o'clock, and then lay down an hour or two,
without undressing, and began work again at
e o'ciocii, so great has been the rush oi cus
tomers. ' There is a complaint of a scarcirj'of
in the country, owing, to the ' continued low
price -of grain, and some country dealers are
slow in remitting, but currency is plenty at
the banks, and all -needing' and deserving
loans for mercantile purposes can be accommodated.-
Our best merchants generally ad
here to the rule of not giving new credits to
those whose paper is past due-. They make
them pay up old debts before contracting new
The Park Commissioners have been busy
procuring titles to lands' for the new parka,
and have made good progress. Work was
begun this week on the South Side Park, Geo.
W. Wait,. chief engineer, breaking the first
ground on, Thursday. To finish the Parks
according to the plans adopted is a great un
dertaking, requiring years, but when once
done they will surpass anything yet achieved
in tthia . country. . Work on . . the
LA SALLE STREET TUNNEL
iaprogressiDg rapidly. A laborer was knocked
off the platform, last Thursday, by the box
used for hoisting earth from the excavation,
and fell a distance ol twenty-five feet, injur
ing himself, it is feared, fatally.
in the literary world here there is nothing
especially new. We have a new paper started
every few weeks, te cultivate some particular
field. Some of them find it a hard row to
hoe,- aDd now and then ose succeeds admira
bly. ' And, not to be behind Ksw York or
Philadelphia, we have Mrs. Earue's Chicago
Magazine of Fashion, with the usual fashion
uiates.- it has reached its second number.
ana is weu received.
In the musical department ' we have
"THE AMERICAN ORGAN,"
one ef the handsomest sheets ever printed in
this country. The paper, ink and press work
are of the first order, and the publication the
beat English specimens of printing.: The
sheet is illustrated with iortv-five Dictures
(beides the beautiful ' heading), showing
Messrs. a. u. & tu w. smith's organ factory,
aud forty-four different styles of their organs.
ranging in price from $100 to $1,000. It con
tains much reading of interest to the muscal
public, ishowing why the American Organ is
the best instrument now made, and will be
sent free of charge by adiirtsaie W. W.
Kimball, 63 Washington street, Chicago, IlL,
nnoiesaie Agent, -ana tne largest dealer m
piano, organs, molodeons and musical in
struments, ia the Northwest
A NOVEL CATCH FOR MILKERS.
Coming down town in the west side cars.
the other morning, I saw in .the hands of a
man sitting opposite two hras of wire Ioods.
or catches, joined by cord about two 'feet
long. I "interviewed" him, and learned that
it was an improved Cow-milkers Assistant, to
hold the cow's tail still during the process of
milking, for which La was about to apply for
a patent. The mods of operating it, is, to
place one. and of the. cord around the leg
above the gambrel joint, fasten it in the catch,
then -put the other end around the tail and
fasten it in the catch at such a length as to
leave the tail in its natural position, and the
umnur may uiu uruauce to ny-unie. jtemem-
Dericg my past snnenngs in summer, as a
boy-milker, I ean see that this little inven
tion must be a great boon to farmers. The
inventor is S. 8. Hiekock, a Massachusetts
yankee, of Methuen, who did not know that I
was quizzing him for the public benefit.
Our Sheriff ran away with a woman, not his
wife, the middle of huDecember. and since
then his office has been run by his deputies.
The Coroner, by law, is Sheriff in ease of a
vacancy in the office,, till a new election, and
for some time past Coroner Cleaver has been
seeking poseeeioB-of his rights. " He has at
last, tnrough the -courts, got the office de
clared vacant, and himself installed as bheriff.
We have had the devil to pay gencrallr. in
boih the city and county offices, and the peo
ple have to foot the bills. Investigation fol
lows, investigation, and more and more
corruption comes to light. The people
must learn to manage public matters a they
do their private business, before we can have
permanent reform. - ; -t ; . . B.
The following Western patents were is
sued from the United States Patent Office
for the week ending April 12, 1870, as reported
by Farwell, Ellsworth & Co., Solicitors and
Attorneys in Patent Caases, 162 Lake street,
Washing Machine Am. H. ox, Knox nty.
Bulky Cultivator Frank Farnsworth. Frankfort.
Corn Harvester Henry Flesher, Springfield. -Ditching
Plow and. .Hedce- Grader Daniel Har
mon, Coles county.
Vibrating Coulter for rlowi John a. Johnston.
Horse Hay Bake B. W. McClelland, Springfield.
Grain Dry er Ira Y. Mann, Chicago. - -
Apparatus for Moving Cars Ezra 8prlnger,Davia
'Aire Work for Ballingv 4a W. K. Boerner.
Chicago. '.'.: J
Bag rastener a. c six, Neponset.
Ijsop fori Billiard Tables Rudolph Kieemaan.
tjaw-jnung Machine strong, Bord s uiee&e.
Oalesbnrg. . .
fctram securer v. wetsmantei, neuevuie. -Seeding
Machine F.JL Manny, Bock villa. ,
Corn flow M. C. Buflington, LaHarpe. ' '
Btraw CutterJohn 8. Jones, Covington. . , ,
Oil Cap A. TJ.: Anoona, Evansvillo.
' Apple Corer and Slicer B. J. Dodd, Orth.
Moid - lor Metals John w. Moinngswcrtn, Alt.
Vernon. . , i
Grinding Mill Charles H. Boberts, EvansviHs.
Well Borer Sindbach & Fowler, South Bend.
Water Wheel John It. Friable, Hillsdale,
Saw Clamplatt Merrill. Port Sanilac
Feed Water Begnlator and Low Water Alarm
Ballway Car Brake E. J Yinlng. Grand Riplda.
Toe Calk for Horsi shoes George Caster, Mon
Friction Clutch for Enraging and Disengaging
Gearing George D. Emerson, Calumet. -
candle lor inters use J?. U. Gottatein, liougn-
Jon. - ;
Device for Tenoning Epokoa C W. Thompklna.
Barrel Henderson wlllara. Grand BapMa.
Chair Henderson Willard, Grand Baplda.
Seed Planter and Cultivator Wm D Stroud, Oeh.
koeo.' . ' ' r -
Begolating Device for Gas Burners -Scholtz
Bentley, Milwaukee. - -
Track for Moving Buildings Jesse Barlow, Tan
Meter. 1 ...-.--
Fire Eindler Charles Bat-Jieller, Des Moines. '
Photographic PriuUog Apparatus Jaa. H. Ham
ilton .(Sioux City.
Inipieineut- iV. A. Bhai p, Tama City.
Combined Harvester and Thresher J. D. Field,
Keokuk. . ;..-; .-
Spool Thread Case Albion Parsons, Burlington.
Potato Digger Enoch Boss, Washington.
Churn-T. B. Stephana, Washington. '
Debility. There is no medicine ee.ua! to
Hoonand's German Betters ia cases of debil
ity, "It imparts a tone and vigor to the whole
svsteKU etrencthens the appetite, causes an
enjoyment of tbe food, enables the stomach
sound, hueaJthy: complexion, eradicates the
yellow tinge from the eyes, imparts a bloom
to the cneeEB, ana cuanges mo patient irom
a short-breathed, emaciated, weak and ner
vous invalid, to a full-faced, stout, and vigor
ous person. ' "liocnana s uerman isiitera" u
entirelv free from ail Aiconouo auoiixture.
Hnofland a German Tonlo is a combination
of the ingredients of Hoofland s Bitters, with
pure Santa Cnur ' Bum, -orange, anise, 4c,
makln 3 one of tbe most agreeable and pleas
ant preparations extant. The Tonic is used
by those requiring a good aod scientific
stimulant. ... ' " ..
Ik Glascow. Scotland, the strike of the
joiners still continues, the Btrikers asking
Lfor an advance of a half, penny per hour on
the present rate of wages, and a reduction
of the hours of labor f rom "67 to 51 hours a
week. The total number of men now on a
strike is 950, out of 1,400 who originally
A GHOST STORY.
A GHOST STORY. Lord Byron's Spirit Visits Mrs. Stowe's
Household, In Florida.
From the New York Commercial Advertiser.
A colored tonsorial artist in this city, has
received a letter from his "old aunty," ane-
gress 01 Airs. Harriet Useoner . btowe s
household in Florida, informing him that
tne- venerable Dinah has been recently
much troubled by a supernatural visitor.'
bue nas tried norse-snoes and other am a
lets supposed to possess a special charm in
sncn cases, all to no effect, as the dread
ful guest contiium to afflict her with its
presence. She describes the apparition
as of medium height, very thin, lantern
jaws, a most melancholy expression of
countenance, and . ascertains its sex
by., a feeble manifestation of dark
whiskers just belov the temples.
This description corresponds very close
ly with that given by llr. Hobhouse of
Lord Byron a few years prior to the latters
departure for Greece, . and there can be
little doubt that the mysterious visitor ia
none other than the shade of the departed
poet--; he terrified old mammy, it is said.
regularly seeks to-.propitiate it by gifts of
oranges grown under Mrs. Btowe s especial
supervision, but tne noble ghost as regu
larly spurns the bribe, and, nightly revisit
ing the pale glimpses of the 1 londa moon.
performs such antics as have nearly driven
the affrighted negress out of her senses.
sut the strangest part of all this is that it
does not extend its attentions to Mrs.
Stowe herself. The suggestion, however, is
offered that it is probably only rehearsing
the detatched parts of a startling drama be
fore the maid, which it soon intends to en
act as a perfect whole before the mistress. J
Dangers of the North Passage.
' A letter from a sea captain is published
by the Washington Uhronicle, in which is
pointed out the dangers attendant on cross-
J A 1 a 4.1 l! A A ' - w-t - -w
mg tne Atlantic at wis season, until JUiy
the ice is afloat, and fields of it miles u-Kn
miles in length and breadth, will be met
with on a too northerly passage. That was
the fate of . the United Kingdom, of the
Anchor Line. She left New York on the
19th of April, 1869. Her captain had sci
ence on the brain, but no discretion; he
headed for Cape Race, and he headed the
United Kingdom into or on to an iceberg or
neid 01 ice, that destroyed his ship so
suddenly that none were ielt to tell the
tale' The writer of this left New York on
the 21st of April, and the captain (Guard.
of the Guion Line, which takes the south
ern and safest course), gave Cape Race a
205 miles space, kept south of the banks of
Newfoundland, and saw no ice. Tbe cap
tain or the mty or lioston, of the Ionian
Line, has, to my knowledge, been in the
ice 43 hours, on account of his high lati
tude saihng; and I do not hesitate to say
that so long as they continue it at this sea
son of the year there will be missing steam
ers. Can there be no law of Congress to
regulate this matter and force them to steer
clear of the banks while ice is afloat? If
no law can reach it, then let the European
tourists sail only with those who will take
them through safe from the ice on the banks
of Newfoundland. . ...
It will be seen by the above extract that
the Guion Main line of steamers takes the
best and $afest course from New York to
Liverpool, and therefore recommends itself
to passengsrs going to, or parties wishing
to bring their friends from the old country,
who will do well to secure their passage by
this old and reliable line. This line carries
the U. S. mail, and passengers are sure of
a safe and quick-passage. For particulars
and tickets apply to F. H. McClure k Co.,
General Agents, 144 Clinton-st. Milwaukee.
Drafts on England, Ireland and Scotland
in sums of 1 and upwards.
Cupid Among the Shakers—An Elopement
and a Weeding.
The Lexington , (Kentucky) Statesman
Great consternation was created Thurs
day in the usual peaceful village of Rose
Hill, where our shaker friends pursue their
happy avocations. Among the denizens of
this prosperous community were a young
man by the name of John Beydand a maid
called Jariah McCoid,andit seems that un
der their quiet and apparently cold exterior
they cherished a most un-Shaker-like at
tachment for each other, and on Thursday,
to the horror of tbe brotherhood, they
eloped.' They went to Nicholas ville, and,
having put up at the Verandah Hotel, called
in Rev. Mr. Hunt, and were united in the
holy bonds of matrimony before a numer
ous company, among whom was our in
formant, Capt Wm. Harlan, of Tennessee.
As they stood before tbe reverend divine,
he with broadbrim in hand, and with the
long homespun coat peculiar to the broth
erhood from which he had fled, and she "in
simplest habit clad," they were not an un
interesting couple. "Even her horrible cos
tume, as the female spectators regarded it,
could not disguise the beauty of the bride,
for she was fresh and fair, and the groom
was as happy as man ould be. '
Frxs Deesslno of Chtjbch-ooebs. Ap
pleton's Journal thinks that the wearing of
fine dresses by church-going ladies is not
so reprehensible a practice after all. It
siys: "Men and women in pure linen, in
unstained apparel, in choice personal
adornment, have a sense of dignity and
elevation which those in slovenly garb do
not experience. And it is no particular sin
if this sort of elevation is carried a little
too far. Pride, of course, otten enters into
fine dressing, and mtny women particular
ly are fond of flaunting their fine feathers
in the .people's eyes; but. a great ma
jority love handsome dressing : in obe
dience to an instinct 01 refinement in
consequence of that sense of personal
purity which accompanies the wearing of
choice apparel and hence we see perfeot
congruity in the well-dressed crowds that
pour through our streets on Sundays, wend
ing their way to the place of prayer. . And
our most fashionable congergations, if ex
hibiting a little too much of ultra elegance,
even if showing unmistakably the presence
of pride and vainglory in too large a pro
portion for the spiritual welfare of the wor
shipers, have yet an air of sobriety, are
reverential in manner, at least conditions
that seem to have been somewhat different
in former times, if we can credit M. J. C
Jeffreson, who, in his new 'Book about the
Clergy,' gives us some striking pictures of
church assemblies in the olden times."
Ebtk Ratt.ro ad Maximq Gseat Peepaea-
HONS FOB THK bCTTMEB TRAVEL. There IS
no railroad to-day in America in so complete
order, both the track and rolling stock.
Great improvements have been introduced
to make the road the most popular with the
traveling public. Elegant new broad-gauge
palace -day and night coaches have been
added, (said to be the finest in the world),
which makes it luxurious traveling, there
being no changes of cars. Persons holding
tickets for berths, sections or state rooms,
have undisputed possession of them uutil
they arrive in New York. Invalids and
families, or ladies traveling alone, wftl appre
ciate these advantages. Two lightning
express trains daily to New York. Parties
should be very particular to ask for tickets
via Erie road, and not be persuaded to take
apy other route. .- -
The Family Relations According to
tee Talmud. If your wife is of small stat
ure, bow down to her and hear her word in
reference to domestio as well as worldly
affairs. The husband should ever be anx
ious that the proper respect should be paid
to his wife, because the house is blessed
only for her sake. Honor your wife, and
you will be blessed with riches. Good and
bad luck, pleasure and grief, joy and sor
row, are in the hands of the wife. Who
takes unto himself a wife, brings luck to
the house, or a yawning gulf. Who lives
without a wife, knows no pleasure, no bliss,
no blessing. Who has to thank so much
to his wife will not only treat her with the
utmost regard and respect, but make her
position in the house fully equal to his
Tbe payments to the Washington are never
greater than they are the first year.
Facts and Figures.
A new political novel is announced by
DisraelL : -
- Missouri girls are always sweet they are
ju.o.-iasses. ;: ....
Peach trees are Louisville are beginning
10 piossom. -
Iowa has 410,163 children to enjoy the
school rund. -. -.11 . -;
A Frenchman wants to lease Pompeii for
a hotel and theatre.
The most popular church in London has
ten minute sermons., - . ; . - .
A Protestant weekly paper appeared in
uoraova. bpain, Jan. x. '
The procuring of a divorce is called
court-ing after mamage. ....
The next great astronomical congress wilj
taxe piace in 1871 at btuttgart.
The number of deaths in -Chicago dur
ing the month of March was 535. . ,
The milk inspector of Boston says the
miu soia tnere is thin, but healthy.
- Farmers in Wyoming " plow with tame
- t " "
Altttxe girl in Sheboygan Co. cutoff
ner nngers in a straw cutter. . ;
The bell was recently stolen from the
steeple of a Kentucky church.
Two companies of Federal soldiers are to
be stationed at Jacksonville, Ala.
Not a single death has occurred at Bow-
doin College for over twenty-five years.
Fops colored girls are employed in the
government iTinting Ufflce.
The Astor House, New York, will be
turned into, stores when the present lease
aa Arizona miner lately fell down a
shaft 125 feet deep, and was only slightly
There is to be a great prize show of the
gladiolis flower in London, on the 17th ol
The saloon keepers in Cape Giradeau.
Mo., have all been indicted for keeping
open on Sunday.
' A bearded woman died the other dav at
louiouse, iTance, aged 104 years. She had
a beard two feet long.. - - - .
The South Rend find.) Register savs
that eggs are scarcer In that city than hon
est men are in Chicago.
A practical paradox Sprina freshets
carrying away the dams without diminish
ing the hard swearing. . -
The late blondes of a New York theatre
now appear with hair dyed black and faces
bronzed to an olive tinge. 1
A Jersetman, in reply to the eharge that
women can do no fighting in time of. war,
says his wife does nothing else. '
The lake tunnel at Cleveland has reached
a point 410 feet from shore, and work is
progressing at the rate of ten feet per day.
Some of the cheapest brands of tea are
said to be partly made up of cost-steel fil-tog8-
. - . .
An excursion of ministers from Boston
to San Francisco is proposed for August
A new daily paper, with J. Ruiisell
Young as editor, is to be-started in New
York in May.
A schootjbThtbess in Hmlin county.
Iowa, was os-e t ic" other uy Hr s.-ing
the bi 'ys. ,. . . - - f, -. -
The office cf Dr. Douglas, at Annleton.
was entered on tbe 3d, and robbed of in
struments with $ 300. .-..-., ; . -
The house of Mr. Tibbetts, at Lima,
Sheboygan Co., was burned down on Fri
day last. - Loss $1,000.
The Grand Rapids Reporter says that
Spring fights have commenced and Hell's
in full bloom up there. : -
In the five largest savings banks in Bos
ton there are nearly $28,0O0,000,belonging
to 122,346 depositors. '
The oldest theatre in this country is sup
posed to be the Walnut of Philadelphia,
which was built in 1800. "
The highest steeple in Dayton, Ohio, is
that of the First Presbyterian Church.
which is 239 feet high from the street
Boston takes 20,943 gallons of milk a
day, and 7,646.020 annually. There are
ou cows within the city limits.
A traveler writes home from Paris:
The word I have stood most in need of
since my arrival here is the French for
damn." - .
The tax levied upon tobacco raised in
YLginia last year, and consumed by the
people of the United States, amounted to
$30,000,000! . ;
A few days ago a little girl in Ithaca,
just before she died, exclaimed: '"Papa,
take hold of my hand and help me aoross."
Her father died two months aao. .
Nine soldiers of the war of 1812 are
mentioned as still living in Ralls county,
Missouri, all of them over .seventy -five
years of age. ' -
The guests at a first-class hotel were re
cently startled at seeing ''mice pie "
among the items of dessert on the bill of
fare.-- -. . : ; ' - ' j
Upward of "30,000 natives perished in
the Island of Zanzibar and oh the main
land, from cholera, .In the ' space ef six
"Maple sugar, yon know," says the
Schenectady Star, "is made by grinding
up maple trees and squeezing out the juice
in a cheese press." : ' : - -
The whereabouts of John Smith are now
definitely ascertained.' He has been sent
to the Illinois penitentiary for five years
for sneak thieving.
' How naturally 'our." victories assume
large proportions in type, and those of the
other fellows hide away in sly coroners of
the newspaperl Ex.
It is stated that every farm of 160 acres
in Eastern Kansas is underlaid with 1,555,-
000 tons of coal, or nine times more fuel
than if the surface were covered with heavy
timber - - .'. '. r
The Globe Inn, Dumfries, Scotland, once
frequented by Robert Burns, and which
contains the chair he used, was recently
offered for sale for 700, but there were no
AcooRDiNa to the Register General's re
turn for 18G9, the city of Lendon occupies
77,997 acres, or 122 square miles, and has
population of 3,170,654. The number
of houses ia 406,507.
The town of Lyndon, Washtenaw coun
ty, Michigan, has been settled for more
than thirty-two years, and yet it has neith
er church, hotel, store, postofflce, grocery,
nor mail of any kind.
"Elephant beetles' afflict Utah in the
vicinity of Selt Lake, covering the earth,
and marvelous stories are told of their seiz
ing upon dead oxen and devouring them in
A Columbtjb,Kt., man named VaiLshock
ed the citizens of that place, last week, by
selling at auction the wearing apparel and
other property of his lately deceased wife,
himself acting as the auctioneer.
Eaton Rapids is one of the favorite water
ing places of Michigan. It has three mag
netic mineral springs, the water of which is
so highly charged that a common jackniie
drawn a tew times across the iron heading
to the tube will pick up an eight-penny nail
Pitchers and pails, after standing some
time with this water in them, become cor
roded on the inside as with iron rust.
It is a well-known fact that the Emperor
of Russia has repeatedly had terrible at?
tacks of delirium tremens. During these
attacks he is always tortured by the belief
that he muidered his father, Nicholas, and
poisoned his oldest son.
Oveb one million pounds of codfish have
been landed at Portsmouth, N. H., during
the winter. In and about that harbor there
are now sunk over 63 miles of .'troll on
which are hung over 96,000 hooks. The
hooks are baited mostly with herring, and
sometimes with clams. The eost of one
baiting for this 63 miles of "troll" is about
$180. Next winter the fishermen mean to
increase the hooks to 200, (XXX
Young Folks' Department.
NIGHT AND GOOD MORNING.
A fair little girl sat under a tree, -
Sewing aa lone- as bar eyes eoald ere;
Then smoothed her work, and folded it right, .
And said "Dear work, good-night I good-night !
Soch a number of rooks came over her head, .
Crying "-Caw I caw f on their way to bed.
She said, as she watched their carious flight, :
"Little black tail gs, good-night 1 good-Light I"
The horses neighed and the oxen lowed:
The sheep's "Bieat I bleat I" came over the road;
All seeming to say, with a quiet delight,
Good little girl, good-night ! good-night 1" ' ' '
She did not say to the sun, "Good-night I"
Though she saw him there, like a ball of light;
For she knew he had God's own time to keep
AH over the world, and never conid sleep.
The tall, pink foxglove bowed his head; :
The violets oonrtesied and went to bed; - -
And good little Lacy tied np her hair.
And said, on her kneea, her favorite prayer.
And while on the pillow she softly lay.
Bbe knew nothing more till again it was day, '
And all things said to the beautiful snn.
"Good-morning I good-m.oming I our work ia be-
guar. . .....
From the Youth's Companion.
UNCLE SMILEY'S BOYS.
BY LOUISAM ALCOTT.
"What's the matter. Bob?" asked the
kind old gentleman, . as my brother came
in, looking both an cry and ashamed.
"Got whipped at school, and I djn't like
it, growled Bob, rubbing his right hand,
tne paim 01 wnicn was still red. and tinc
"im sorry, but I iruess you deserved it
said Uncle, soberly.
"Don t care ill did; it s a mean shame:
on gut not to be allowed, answered . Bob,
indignantly. - - . ' -
"I don t hke it either, and when I kept
school I never tried it but once." .
"Tell about that, uncle: I like to hear
your Btories," said Bob, brightening up a
"Well, I was a young man, and I took a
country school to 1 egin with. It was win
ter time, and a cood many big bovs came.
You know I'm a mild man. naturally. I
was very mild then, and the beys thought
they could do as they liked with the new
1 bore their tricks and disrespect as
long as I could, hoping to conquer by kind
ness, but they didn't understand that sort
of discipline, and I soon found that the or
der of the whole school would be destroyed
if I did not assert my authority and sub
due these fellows."
So I made up my mind to punish the
worst boy of tbe set, as an example to the
rest. I didn't like the task, and put it off
s long as I corld: but this boy soen cave
me a chance which I could not para by, and
I whipped him. .. . --.
"lie was almost as large as mvself. and
resisted stoutly, so we had a. regular tussle;
for when I once began, I was bent on fin
ishing the job. I did finish it, and the boy
went nome entirely subdued.
"Ibe otners appeared to be deeply im
pressed, and treated me with more respect
after conquering the biggest and worst b'ov
in the schoeL
"It seemed to have a good effect but I was
not satisfied with myself. I felt ahhAmd
when I recalled that scene, and saw mvself
ugmmg wim tne Doy. is wasn t dignified,
and, worse stiU, it wasn't kind.. Some
thing must be wanting in me if I couldn't
sway the lad by gentler means, but had to
set an example of brute force and unlovely
"veii, 1 turned tne matter over, in my
mind, and resolved to try some other way
if I was called upon to punish anymore of
my pupils. . - . ...
"For some time thev behaved verv welL
and I hoped there nver wouldbe an'need
of another scene. But one day two of the
boys, middleized, behaved very.badly, so
oaaiy mat i could not let it pass, and de
cided to try my new punishment - -
"bo a bade all the scholars put down
tneir boots una listen to me. The two un
ruiy iaas were called up, and looking at
tnem as Kindly and sorrow! jJly as I felt I
"Boys, I've tried to be patient with you,
tried to remind you or tne rules, and help
jim uj .eep mem; out, you teont be ROOd,
and I can't let you disturb the whole school
so I must punish you. I can't bear to whip
you; it hurts me more than it does you, and
I've thought it might help you' to remem
ber better if von feruled me, Instead of my
tci UllUjl Tutu (
"There was a dead silence as I paused,
tnen a stir of excitement aU through the
room. The girls . looked - half-seared, half
lnaignani, ior tney. ail Joved me and did
their best to be good. Most of the boys
looked sober all very much surprised, and
a few ratner amused. . , -.
"Bill, the other culprit laughed as if he
thought it would he a good joke to whip
the master. Charley, the younger,''.a boy
who was naughty from thoughtlessness,
more than from leva of evil, looked much
distres8ed,and seemed covered with shame
at the idea. ......
"Handing the rule to Bill, I said,gravely
as I held out my hand, . .,,''
''Give me half-a-dozen" strokes, and if it
pains you to do it to me as it does me to do
it to you, I think you will try not to forget
the rule again.' .
"Bill was a poor, neglected lad, who had
never had home care and love, and so was
bad because he thought no one xared what
he did. He took ' the rule, , struck three
blows, then paused suddenly, and glanced
round the room, as a sob was heard. f Sev
eral girls were crying and all the boys
looked ashamed of him.
"Go on, ' I said, and he hurriedly added
uireemacn iignter strokes, 4henr dropped
the rule as it it burnt him,- and thrust both
hands into his pockets, trying to look un
concerned. Now, Charley,-1 said kindly, and sor
rowfully. The poor little fellow looked from my
reddened palm to my iaee several times, but
couldn't do it and throwing the rule away
from him, me caught my hand in both his,
saying, with the tears running - down his
cheeks ' . -
Oh, sir! I can't hit you! Don't ask me
to 1 I deserve a whipping,- and I'd rather
have two than ftrike yon once. . -
"Good for Charley, he was ' a ' regular
trump I" cried Bob,, much excited. .
Uncle smiled at his forgetfulnesa of his
own tingling palm, and went on: '
"Well, that touched us all. of course. It
was just what I wanted; aniit did more
good than a dozen whipping i" "
I jast took both the lads by tae hand and
My dear boys, i think this is punish
ment enough, so let us forgive, and try to
do better, for the future. Only remember
one thing I don't want to be nothing but
a master to you; I want to be a friend to
help you, and make not only good scholars
but good and happy boys. Come, shake
hands, and promise me yon will try. - -
" I got two hearty squeezes, two muttered
thanky sirs' and the boys went back to
their seats peifectly subdued and very pen
tent Charley never gave me any more
trouble, and Bill tried his .very beet I
knew how much he had to fight against so
I did my best to make things easy for him,
and interested the scholars in him by tell
ing them how rich they were compared to
him, and how much they could do for the
poor fellow, . . .
"They all had kind hearts, and all lent a
hand, to Bill's great surprise and gratitude,
and by spring he was a different boy."
THE LITTLE MATCH-GIRL.
From Cassell's Magazine.
was night of the year, bitterly
cold, snowing fast and nearly dark. In
the cold and darkness a poor little girl,
witk bare head and feet was passing down
the street : She had slippers on when she
left home--but what was the good of them?
They were very big, big enough for her
mother, who used to wear them. She lost
them as she ran aoross the street in front
of two carriages, which came tearing along
at a fearful pace. One ef them she could
not find again, and the other a boy snatch
ed up and ran off with ; he thought it might
do for a eradla. when ha had children of his
own some day. --'.' ""' jl r--
-And there went the-.-littlft. gixk.with-her
little bare feet, all blue and red with.. the
cold. ' She had a lot of lucif er matches in
an old apron, and ahundle of them in met
hand, That whW4og-da-f-he had sold
none, and no roe nad . given, her. a penny.
afbnj." shivering with cold and
hunger, the picture of misery poor little
Xhe snowflakes lay thick on her 'long
fair hair, -.which fell on her shoulders -in
beautiful curls, but she never thought of,
them. All the windows were bright with"
lights, and there- was a- glorioos smell oV
roast goose, for it was New Year's Eve. Sbe
did think of that In a niche formed by .
two houses, one of which stood a little more
forward than the other, she crouched down
with her feet under her; but it only made
her colder; And yet she ' did not dare ' to
go home; she. had -sold no matches, and :
had not a penny; her father would be sure,
to beat her, and at home it was cold too,
for there she hacL nothing- over her head,
but the roof, and the wind eame-whistiing-in
through it though the biggest rents were.
lopped up with straw and rags.
. iter nttle bands were almost numbed.-'- '
Oh, what a comfort it would be to pull one
match out of the bundle, .- strike it on the v
wall and warm her fingers at it.' She did
so- bahtl bow it splutters and flashes, as
she helds her hands over itt Such a warm
clear flame, like a candle a wonderful
flame! It really seemed to the little girl as .
if she were sitting before a big' iron stove- '
with polished brass edges and feet - The
fire burned so gloriously, and sent out stich
a heat The child stretched out her feet
to warm them too'; but suddenly the1 flame '
was gone, the the stove bad vanished, and '
she had nothing but the little burned stick .
of the lucifer in her hand. . .
Then a seeond was struck on the wall it -
lit and just where its light fell the wall
seemed to become transparent like, a veil,
and she could see into the room, ' auite .
plain. ' A Bnow-white cloth was spread on
the table; all the bright china dinner-ser- '
vice stood shining upon it and the roast '
gooseJ stuffed with apples and dried plums,' "
was sending forth the most heavenly od- '
oars. And, what was Btill more delightful'
the goose jumped down from the dish with'
a knite and fork in its breast- and came l
waddling across the room towards the poor
child; but at that moment tha match went.
out &nd there was nothing left but the .
hard, damp, cold wall " ,r
bhe lit another. And now she was sit- :
ting under the most splendid Christmas ;
tree, much bigger and finer than the- one r
she had seen through a glass door in the -great
shop of the place. Thousands of lit- '
tie tapers burned on the green branches,
and bright pictures, like those in the shop-
windows, looked down at her. She stretch
ed out her hands towards them, but just ,
then the match went out; the lights, rose .
higher and higher, till she saw tnem like '
stars in the sky, and then one fell, leaving
long trail of glory behind it "Some
body ia dying!" said the little girl; for her 1
old grandmother, the only being who had :
ever loved her, and who was dead now, ; 1
used to tell her that when a star falls, -a;
soul goes up to God. She struck another , ;
match on the wall; and again it grew bright . I
and in tne brightness stood ner old grand
mother, so clear and dazzling, so gentle
and loving. "Oh, grandmotherr cried the ;
child; "take me with you. I know that
you will go away when the match goes onf ; '.'
yom will disappear like the warni'stove.''
like the delicious roast goose, like the great
splendid Christmas-tree! And she quick- i-'
ly struck the whole bundle of matches, rbr 1 i
she wanted to hold her grandmother jast ,:. :
And the matches burned so bright that it -
was lighter than mid-day, and the grand- '
moth:? had never before seemed so great .
and so beautiful She took the little girl ' .
up in her arms, and away they flew in light
and joy, higher and higher ; and there was
neither cold, nor hunger, nor sorrow-' np'
there they were with God. r. 1 . . '
But in the cold dawn, leamng against the - -
wall, with frozen cheeks and smiling lipt .
sat the little girl frozen on the last night . ' ;
of the year. The New Year's sun rose over -her
Utile corpse. There sat the child, mo- ,
tionless, with, her lucifers, and a whole bnn-",
die of them hurned up. "She must have"
wanted to warm herself, they said.'' No'' -one
guessed what splendours she hadseen. -and
in what glory she had passed away ' -with
her grandmother into the bliss of a' -New
Year! : . 5, ; :
On the Track.
The other day I heard a mother ask her
little son to do something. "In a minute,"' .
he said. She spoke again. But it was one,' I
two, three, four, five minutes beforo ho
mind her. .-'i
It makes one think of the switch-tender
boy. What if he had waited a minute be- ,
fore minding his father ? - A. . - . r-
A switch tender in Prussia was just going .
to move the rail in order to put a coming ' ' j
train of cars on a side trc, whe j he caugha ' '
sight of his little son playing on the track. ' '
The engine was in sight he had not a mo- ' ;
ment to spe-e, He might jump and save"
his child, but he could ot do that and "
turn the switch in time; and if it were not .
done, the oncoming train would meet an- -' .
other train and a terrible crash and - smash - .'
take place. The safety of hundreds of lives A-
depended upon his fidelity. What could . -he
do ? What did he do ? "Lie dowr T '::
he down P. he called, with a loud, fquick ",'
voice to the child; and seizing the switch
the train passed safely on its proper track.
Did the heavy train run over the little" '
boy ? Was .he killed ? Was he crushed to '
pieces ? No, for he did just as his father
told him, and did it instantly. .'He fell flat 7
between the rails, an4the cars, went high -over
his head; and when the anxious father
sprang to the spot where he- was alive-and : ' T
well; not a hair was touched. It was his j
quick obedience.you see that saved his life.- .
He did not stop a minute. Even a mo- 4
ments hesitation would have been toolate. .
Haggax's Seal. One of
tne most im-
portant although-as yet disregarded," dis-
oovenes made byline iaiestane exploration
party at Jerusalem, is the seal of Haggai, .
the son of Shebaniah,' whom we take to be
the prophet - eommisssoned along with '
Zachariah to forward the rebuilding of the-. .
house of the Lord, upon the return of the
Jews from Babylon; after the seyentyyears'
captivity, and about tne same number or
years before Nehemiah moved so heartily in .
the completion; or tne 'restoration.
Haggai appeared to have been deep in the -: -foundation
of the restoration, and to have
left his seal -there. Whether 'dropped '
by' accident - or left to . be found "alter :
many days' by the people appointed to ex- , ,
ercise certain authority under the seal ef
prophesy, : certain it is that the seal of
"ftgCft,i the son oi rnc"tiTHafi. -
found. It is noticeable that the last words
of Haggai, whose seal, has just now been n
brought to ligntauer being buried so many
centuries, are about the return to power ,
of the man who had authorrty to effect the"
restoration of the Lord s bouse at Jerusa-'
lem. Haggai prophesied about 520 B.
or Bixteen years after ' the Jews had receiv
ed permission, ak the ond af the seventy
years' captivity in Babylon - to return and
rebuild the temple of Jerusalem--HoiA-
man of Ephraim. .
What is Dibt2 Old Dr. Cooper of S.C., "
used to say to his students, "Don't be afraid
of a little dirt young gentlemen.- What is ". -
dirt ? Why, nothing at all ofXenaive, when .-' -chemically
viewed. liub a little alkali on that .
dirty grease spot on your coat and it un- -
dergoes a chemical change, and becomes f
soap. .Now rub it with a little water, and it.
disappears; it is neitner grease, soap, water,
nor dirt Everything you call dirt is worthy '
pf notice, as students of chemistry.. Ana- .
lyze it ! It will separate- into very clean
elements. Dirt maea ora, -eorn mates
bread and meat, and they make a sweet
young lady tnat A saw one 01 yen .kissing .
last night " So after all you were . kissing .
dirt particularly if she- whitens ner sKin .
with chalk or Fuller's earth. --There is no
telling what ia dirt" 1 . ; L
CrnzE3 of. Salt Lake are taking steps tor '
erect furnaces for the smelting -of iron ore ; .
that is found in great abundance the val-
ley. The enterprise is to be -commenced by '
a company oi Salt Lakers who have id their-'
employ several practical iron men, who ex- .
pressed tne oeuei inac tne ore tnere was
exceedingly rich and ; could be readily
smelted, .f uel could be obtained in sum- ;
cient abundance to smelt the ore, and ma- .. .
terial for fire-brick that would stand any
degree of heat was in abundance and con- r
venient . . - . .';:"
A Susdat school teacher ' in Auburn,
New York, found a good deal of difficulty . t
ia suiting one of his scholars with' the cus
tomary book to carry home. - He wasanx-. 1
ions to join one of the lady teachers who
was leaving the chapel and after having
made several journeys to and from the
library, he finally threw down a book and
ejaculated: 4 'There, you little cuss, take
that or none P