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Father, the ahaaow fall
Alone mT way : .
'Tia past the noon of day,
jat tun;' tells that tie evt Is near; k
fl bo fear. (
I know, but
Uvi nn haw eone home- . s '
A hoi band v "
I hear Uiem call n8 torn the spirit land
Tea. dear ones, I shall omoe.. . , , r .
O, noil alone 1 though now.' ' ' i ' - ' -' J
I load the Tin. -
And with uncovered head
1'rcos on where others led,.-. -t
I am not left atone, j'; . . .j
Though they are gone j ,
Sweet voices of the past" t -
And of to-day "
The loved that runsd cy way - , , ,
Still twice around say heart,-! , -' j
Tell me how good thou art.
O holy Ugnt and Jbove I
earn an niy soul. 1 ' '
My inmofct life control , ' -r
Then may each pore thought spring
And peace, with frentie-wing,-" .
Brood like the dor.-.", : r. I i "2
THE POWER OF A CHILD'S FACE.
THE POWER OF A CHILD'S FACE. BY REV. T. DE WITT TALMAGE.
Every intelligent 'American, in "crossing
the ocean, has a lirely desire ef confronting
the wcrks of tbe old tnasters of -painting.
He Wants to see Pcassin and Correeio as
cerainly as Ben Lomond and the Splugen
Pass. - - 1 '
If he happen 'first" to" loot In 1 cponthe
picteirfl-gallery of Horjrood, .-where the
faces of a hundred Scottish kings are hang,
h first feeling will be one of gladness that
they are all dead, fox euoh another villin
on brood of - faces . no man ever looked
upon. Such eyes, t such months, such
ntfS, votild confound any rogues-gallery
in any city. We believe the whole gallery
Blander "by a Flemish master, and that
Scotland neTar i i had any euch atro
;ioas men ox. weroea to rule over her. Wo
siy nothing, against homely features in the
abstract- Any man haa an inalienable
right to carry such a nose as he will. That
is a right patent on the face of it Lord
Wellington had a hooked nose, and Thack
eray a tnrn-np nose,. and Uobert Bruce a
nose all over the lace; but to have a nose
that looks as if intended to be thrust into
fcverybody else's business, or to be stuck
np in scorn, or to blossom with dissipa
tions, or to snuff at the cause of virtue
we protest against any man's right to carry
such an infamous proboseifc We axe cer
&iii that no such looking faces as we see
in Holyrood oaght to have been perpetuated
Dy a master. ue me siujjci epccito i
6nch megatheriums never hear the clang of
the crowbar. It is not lair that the Boyal
College of Surgeons should keep the cancer
of which Napoleon died. TUere should be
no immortality of cancers.
Butjio one can forget Gi place, or the
day, o'lhe hour, when he first gazed on a
genuine work of one of the old masters.
We bad seen fox, years pieces of canvas
which pretended - to have come from Italy
or Germany, and to be three or four hun
dred years old. The chief glory of them
was that they were cracked, and wrinkled,
and dnll, and inexplicable, and had great
antiquity of varnish, immensity of tfaub,
and infinity of botch. The gTeat-granu-fathexof
the exhibitor got the heirloom
from a Portuguese - peddler, who was
wrecked at Venice in the middle ef the last
century, and went ashore j nst as one of the
descendants of the celebrated Braggadocia
Thundergusto, of the" fourteenth century,
was hard up for money, and laust have a
drink or die. "
But I find in my diary this record :
"June 30th, 1870, at two o'clock p. m.,
in the National Gallery of Scotland, I first
Baw a Titian.' ,
July 9 th, 1870, at ten minutes of three
o'clock, in the National Gallery of England,
first saw a 'Murillo.' . r i
It seemed to require a sacred subject to
call out the genius of the old, masters. On
secular themes they often faiL ;They
knew not, as do the moderns.how to plnck
np a plant from the earllT and make it live
on can vac, Delmonico, for the adornment
of a shoulder of bacon, wit-h his knife cuts
out of a red beet a rose more natural than
the forget-me-not of old Sigismond llol
btin, or the lily by Lo Spagna. Their bat
tle pieces are a Cincinnati slaughler-heusa '
Their enpid 6cenes are merely a nursery of
babies that rubh ont from the bath-tub ;
into the hall before their mother has time
to dress them. The masters - failed with a
fiddle, but shook the earth wrUA diapason.
Give them a "Crucifixion," or a Judg
ment," and they triumph.
Indeed, when men paint or write or net
from the heart, they are potent. By the
time that a thought, 6tartmg irom the ar
tist's brain, can come down through the
neck into the shoulder, and through the
right arm to the fingers, and off the finger
tips to the point of the penciL.it has lost
its momentum, und languishes on th can
vas; but a thought that Btarls from the
brain, and streams to the iieartl there to be ;
taken with a strong throb, and as by the
stroke of a piston, forced through the arm
to the canvas, arrives -unspent and re
doubled. The old masters .succeeded not
in depicting wbat they thought so well as
in what they felt Thoughts are often
hard, and green, and tough, till the warm
gnnshine of the heart ripens them. ;
' Most of the ancient - artistr tried thek
hand at the Virgin and. the Child, . always
evidencing their own nationality in the ;
tvle of infantflg beauty elected. The
Dutch school gives.a Dutch child, the Bo
man school a Boman child, the Spanish
school a Spanish . child. Bnben's Chrjst
was not born at Bethlehem, Tttt at Ant
werp. And as parents are not apt to nn
dexvalue their children, it is probable that
they took the model which 6at in their own
nursery, gathering around it their own
ideal of the infant" Jeffls. Francesco Tac-eoni-
represents thft Eoly Child as 'very
thonghtfuJ, a young philosopher
at one year of , age, - with
very red hair. Vivarihi gives us a startled
child. Duceio paints for us a child wrap
ped np in admiration of its mother. ' But
Lo Soagna gives ns the look of a glad child
that would romp if it were not afraid of
jumping out of the picture. . Why not a
glad, child?, Tbe. nrdeDS had not, yet
rolled over on him. Those wexa fiood days
to him. Joseph and Mary walked and
trudged, but he always had a soft carriage
to ride in-that of his mother's bosom. He
had enough t wear, for he-was wrapped
iu Bwaddling; elothes. .. tie. prooaoiy cao.
enough to eat, for mothers in those days
were not cinched to death with corsets,and
bo the child need not go outside of its moth
er's arms for abundant supply.
But any pleasant afternoon when the
children ol New York are out taking an ail
ing, I could find score of infant faces
more like Jesus than any ; I hate, seen on
anoient canvas. Perhaps, after a while, an
American artist will give us the Virgin and
the Child. It would be more apt to be
impartial lbt that of any of the ancients.
They put ther own nationality into the
picture, and it was a German Christ,"or a
Venetian Christ, or a Tuscan Christ; but
the Amerioan, having in him the blood of
many lands, and in his face a commingling
of the-features of all nations, when he gives
vs upon canvas- Mary and the - Child, it
will be a world's affection bending over a
world's Christ . .
Not only in the Madonnas, but in nearly
all the chief pictures, the -painters show
hir irtmc tar cnildren.' You see a child
rxttninir out somewhere. II there is no
other way to get him into the picture, Paul
Veronese will elide him down in the Shape
& r.lant of sunbeams. "
.-Yoa would: hardly expect children in
. Kapuaera 'Feter ana wonn neaung
Lame Man." You expect that the majesty
f th Enene will crowd out all familiarities.
You would say that children ought to get
out of toe way wnen bucu eiciuog worn.
There lies a lame man. his hand
" in th band of the apostle. The sufferer
looks np : with a fce that has an
mih scorched into every feature; for
crirsnle. he'.- had never
got used to it No man that I e'er saw
Ki.fr.ro inntul mn irvnch tO Pet WelL - His
twisted foot no human doctor could
straighten, The muscles that bound it on
the wrong side might have been out hot
' the muscles on the other side would cot
-have drawn it back to the right place.
There lay tha helpless, distorted foot,
making its dumb prayer Yonder is an
other deformed beggar hobbling up. II
Peter is successful with the first case, this
lame man would like to have his hmbs
looked at .Still, he is not anxious. He is
angry with th world and angry withheav
, nf Hir cianner seems - to sayi.How
' nA . A..- in- make " me thus?"
The wretch had teea; kicked . off of
cexmle'B Bteps, and 'jeered ftfr bj
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the boys of the town, till he did not much
care what became of him. A face full of
everything hard, bitter, malicious. He is
ready either to receive help at the hand of
the apostle, or . to strike him with tbe
crutch. Does not much believe there is
any cure, does not much care. Has not
heaid a kind word for. twenty years, and
woald not be at all surprised if he were
howled away now. A foul face even the
hair on the chin curls with scorn. He has
the fierceness of an adder, which, trod on,
eurls up to bite its pursuer. The distor
tion of tbe body has struck in and deformed
the souL Ypu feel that your only satety
in his presence is that he cannot walk. His
figure haunts s man for days.
It is a painting that puts the heart in a
vice, and starts the cold sweat on the fore
head, and holds yon with a spell from
which you are trying to break away, nntil
you! look just over the bead , of -the vicious
mendicant, and see the clear, innocent face
of a child hushed intts mother's arms,and
then look to the left, and see two round
limbed children, bounding into the
see Be, wondering what is the mat
ter. With their dimpled hands, they
pull out the thorns of the picture. It is a
stubborn sea tf trouble that will, not divide
when four baby leet go paddling in it We
are glad that Raphael did not choose for the
picture cherubs with wings fastened at the
back-bone, ready at any moment to fiy
away with them, but children that look as
if they had come to stay. Eathei thinly
dressed, indeed, for cool weather.
Raphael's picture-children did not cost him
much fox clothes. Youknowit wasawarm
- Though a bachelor, Raphael knew the
worth of children in a picture. With their
little hands they open the inside door of
the heart and let ns pass in when other
wise we might have been kept standing
on the cold steps, looking at the corbeils
and caryatides of the outside architecture.
It was a little maid that directed
Naaman to the Jordan for healing,
and it is a child in the picture that shows
the leper of harsh criticism where to
wash his scales oflL It is by the introduc
tion of children into their paintings that
Canaletto gives warmth to the ice-white
castles of Venice, and Gainsborough sim
plicity to the hollowness of a watering
place, and Turner pathos to the "Decline
of Carthage, "and Ruysdael life to a dead
landscape, and Giotto, and Tacconi, end
Orcagn, and Joshuay Reynolds follow in
the track of a boy's foot.
-- - "And a little child aludl load them." ;
ANTWERP, July, 1870.
ITearlh and Horn.
The First Boat that Descended the Mississippi
By way of contrast with tbe recent Mis
sissippi steamboat race, the Memphis
Appeal gives : the following reminiscence :
In 1S23 Captain, Shreve commanded, the
good 6teamer General Washington, the
fastest boat that bad ever traversed the
waters of the West He made in the
jxar designated the fastest time ever
known between New Orleans and Louis
ville, twenty-five days. When at Louisville
he anchored his steamer in the mi 1st of
the river . and fired a gun for each day
consumed in the wonderful veyage. .-The
whole population of Louisville was gath
ered on the river shore to behold the mar
vel of speed, the glorious General Wash
ington, and Shreve was feted and hon
ored, and crowned with roses, and borne
by the huzzaing multitude through the
streets of Louisville. - Sbreve, dressed as
an American Admiral, made an eloquent
speech to the people of Louisville, and,
while whisky flowed and toasts were drank,
Shreve, who gave paternity to Shreveport,
declared that the time of the General
Washington could never be equaled.
"Curiously enough it was eclipsed be
fore the season closed,, and the Tecumseh,
in 1828, made the same trip in eight days
and seventeen hours, and not until 1833
was this time beaten. The Shepherdess
was then crowned victris, beating the Te
cumseh's time seven hours. She was com
manded by Capt Milton Dalley. The
Reindeer, in 1828, made a desperate effort
to beat Jhe Tecumseh, but failed ignoinin
iously. In those days; when on a race, all
the passengers, ofSsere and crew were em
ployed at stated intervals in wood-chopping
along the shore. There were no coal
or wood yards. -When a steamer encoun
tered an attractive pile of drift wood, peo
ple on board coveted it like birds ofprey,
and depositing it on the boat, Boon con
verts 3 it into firewood.
, "The Pennsylvania was the first steam
er that ever descended the Mississippi.
She came down from Pittsburg in 1813.
At that very time this whole valley, from
Memphis to Louisville, was convulsed by
successive earthquakes. When the thun
derous Pennsylvania descending lhe,Ohio,
drew near Shawneetown un a dark, tem
pestuous night, and the people of the vil
lage heard the fearful thunder of the
Pennsylvania's voice, they thought it the
living genius of the earthquake. Led by
JohnR. Snnlly, who was gathered to his
fathers years ago, the people of the village
went down to the river shore and on their
knees in abject terror prayed for escape.
"At length the steamer with its glaring
eyes redder than that of Polyphemus, and
hideous noises, came in Bight Fires be
neath the boilers illuminated the scene
with a ghastly glare, the boat breathed
heavily as the embodiment of an earthquake
might have done, the good people of Shaw
neetown rose up, and in helpless fright and
utter dismay, fled away to the hills. Sbaw
neetown has never recovered from the shock
of that fearful night Its growth was stu'it
ed, and there it stands to-day.a hunchback
ed,, little, half-grown ancient village, the
victim of stupendous terror inspired by the
first steamer that ever descended the Ohio
A Sad Ending to a Wretched Life.
Some weeks ago we published a ekatch
of the Bufferings and wretchedness of a
family living in Montgomery street the
mother of whom, while her husband lay in
an insensible and beastly condition from
the effects of rum, and who had just awak
ened tr . m the effects of her own potations, '
her children starving and moaning for
food, which their parents in satisfying
their base appetites had neglected to pro
vide, overceme with horror and remorse,
rushed out of the house, down to the dock,
and plunged in the water. At that time
she was with difficulty rescued and carried
to her home, where - ehe lay insensible a
day or two. .The case was brought to the
notice of the police, who, on entering, be
held such a scene of sickening misery that
even they, stern-hearted men as they are,
were shocked. The husband Btapidly
drunk, the woman insensible, and the
children Bick and crying for bread. Proper
care was at once rendered, and no more was
heard of them nntil yesterday afternoon.
It seems that the woman, notwithstanding
her sad experience, could not leave the fa
tal eup alone, and during the time that has
intervened has been almost constantly un
der its influence. At 4:30 yesterday after
noon, this woman, whose name i Mary
McElwain, while walking along the docks
at the basin, deliberately sprang in. A man
by the name of Carroll, who witnessed the
occurrence, jumped afttr, and succeeded
in bringing her out hut all efforts to re
store consciousness were unavailing. - Cor
oner Pre6t held an inquest, and a verdict
was rendered in accordance witn tne iacts.
What may become, of her innoceht chil
dren, who are thus thrown upon the world,
none can tell: but this sad ending of a life.
made wretched by intemperance, should
carrv its warning to others who may be
pursuing similar course. This was the
third attempt she had made, and it suo-
ceeded. Albany Journal iJin.
1 lying nf Rnffido takes a humane view
of the organ-grinding nuisance. 'He pro
r,. tn oct&hiuh a national fund for the
maintenance of the "grinders," as the most
effectual means of getting na oi mem.
The hog cholexa still troubles iaraen
in (southern Indiana,
DOWN IN THE DEPTHS.
Harbor—The Sunken Monitors and
the Sloop—of—War Housatonic.
From the Charleston Courier, Aug. 5.
It -may not be generally known that
wrecking operations are now going on at
the mouth of our harbor on m scale and
with a oersistencv that deserves notice.
Prior to the attempts now being made, and
we may add, very successfully, several psx-
. . . . - . : 3 a. -
ties under iook to carry on airing saua me
wrecks which are sunk off the bar. but
they either cot wearied of their work, or
met with such nnremuBerating results that
they gave np in despair. Some time since
the New York Monitor Wrecking Company
took the matter in hand, and secured the
services of Capt W. N. Somes, woo has
had a very larce experience in his line in
New Yort harbor. -. They had a large flat
built in our city, and put aboard of it ma
chinery adapted to heavy labor, and went
to work in real earnest- to recover all the
valuable machinery and ' appurtenances at
tached to the vessels that were sunk dur
ing the war by - tbe Confederate batteries,
torpedoes and by accident
It can well be remembered that the mon
itors Patapsco. Weehawken and Keokuk,
and the magnificent sloop of war Cousa-
tonic went down, carrying with them the
most costly machinery, appliances of war,
and many who were aboard. Capt Somes
has had great difficulties to encounter, the
heavy sea, bad weather, and many draw
backs calculated to dishearten him, but he
has the requisite pluck, and, undaunted, he
has Jtept at it Zesterday he came up to
Commercial wharf and made preparations
to land from fourteen to sixteen tons of
material taken from the Housatnnio. where
she lies off Sullivan's Island in six fathoms
of water. The huge propeller, a portion
of her stern and her shaft, and sundry other
articles belonging to the vessel and battery
aboard, are what he has succeeded bo far
in saiely bringing np. The value of them
cannot fall short of S'JU,0UU. There is a
great deal remaining yet in the other ves
sels which, in due time, will receive their
meed of attention.
To the uninitiated it might appear, with
the assistance he has, an easy matter, but
there are serious perils attending the en
terprise, which cannot be overcome with
out encountering trials of no ordinary
character. The vessel on which he is now
operating the Housatonic was one of the
finest sloops-of-war that the Federals ever
put afloat and was tae best bum and
heaviest armed of her class. She went
down in 1863 from the effects of a torpedo,
which 6truck her ynder her port quarter,
and carried down, if not all. at least many
ot her officers and crew. , There has been
so much powder used in her to dislodge
the machinery, so that it could be lifted,
that it is impossible to discern correctly
her internal condition. She lies on a hard
bottom, and-has only sunk a little, while
the others are imbedded in the soft Band
peculiar to that locality. It is contem
plated to blow their engines to pieces, .and
by that nieanB effect their removal. '
About one hundred feet from the Housa
tonic lies the famous segar boat, with her
bottom partly up, and in good order. The
poor but brave men who made that nnfor
nnate voyage never had a chance to es
ape, ond all that is left of them are their
heletons, through which the fish frolic
The diver, who is Capt Somes, goes down
Inf an india-rubber suit with an iron
helmet-shaped covering for - the head,
which reaches down to his shoulders. It
s supplied through a tube, connecting
with an air pump aboard the flat which
cost 1,00, and is the same one used by
Capt McGowan, who raised the wrecks off
Sebastopol after the Crimean war. The
shoes worn are of leather, with lead soles,
weighing twenty pounds each; the lead
belts aronud his waist are five pounds
each; while down he is under 180 pounds,
the whole weight of the armor.
He descends from a platform on the side
of a fiat from which runs an iron ladder,
and when down remains from one to six
hours, and sometimes twelve hours. He
communicates by signal ropes. As soon as
he has secured any part of the wreck, he
either comes np or gives notice, and the
raising commences by steam, with a power
sufficient to elevate 100 tons. - ' ;
Let the reader imagine a man thirty-six
feet below the surface of the sea, with no
life about him but that in the inhabitants
of the deep, which - dart about him here
and there, and often come so near Lim that
he can feel their slimy skins as they put
their glaiing eyes to the glass windows
through which he sees his way. His
thoughts, while down in the blue depths,
have been strange at times, and wonderful
visions has he had of the boundless ocean.
What Kills the Fish.
From the Toledo Commercial.
It is well known that at times there is a
great mortality among fish, tbe cause of
which is not generally known. . ,This mor
tality has prevailed to a great extent on
Lake Ontario, where fishermen have ob
served that fish apparently in health rose
to the surface of the water, floated about
in a helpless condition for a few hours and
then died. This has been particularly no
ticed among the herring, - a handsome silver-colored
fish taken in nets. The true
cause of this mortality has not been known,
or at least has not been publioly announced
to our knowledge. The fishermen have
charged it t j leeches, or other parasites
fastening themselves upon the scales of the
fish - and ' sucking the life blood. A
short time since Seth Green, the noted
pisoicultorist gathered some -dying her
ring floating upon Irondequoit bay and
made a careful., examination. He found
fastened near the gills a worm which had
eaten into the vitals and was drawing the
blood from the heart of the fish. Under
the microscope this was a disgusting look
ing creature, eo made with power to Ad
here that once fastened .upon a fiBh be
neath the gills it could not be shaken off.
When this parasite takes hold of an ex
posed surface, the fish dashes himself
against a rock or hard substance and - tears
it off, sometimes ta&rag the scales, xnese
wounds have been mistaken for the .real
cause of death in the fish. Of course there
is no remedy no way to prevent destruc
tion to fish thus attacked. But it is well
enough to be informed as to the real cause
of fish mortality.
OF THIS FFXCT OF C&REFTJIjSES3 tPOK
wobe, a .New lork correspondent writes:
An acquaintance of . mine employs a large
number of women at sewing machines, lie
tells me that when he first conceived the
idea of goint into this particular line of
business, he determined to go np to Sing
Sing and examine the system as it was
practiced there, and to ascertain a fast data
of profit ia regard to outlay for labor. His
visit opened his eyes to several things, and
returning to tae city ne maae np nis mina
to let his girls sing and . talk as . much as
they pleased while they worked, but must
work by the piece,' bo that loss of time
would fall upon them as well as upon him.
When he was shown into the great work
shops occupied by the female convicts at
the great State Prison, he was naturally
enough surprised to find that the women.
though bard at work with theu sewing
machines, were just as busy with their ton
gues, exercising their two natural gifts.
the needle and the organ of speech, and
when he expressed his wender to the war
den at such license, he was told that twice
as much could be got from them if they
were allowed to use their tongues than if
they worked in the unnatural condition of
the sex, oi lorcea silence; so witn tne peais
of laughter and sometimes a strain of not
nnnleasant harmony, drowning the rattle
of the machines, and helping along pleas
antly the wearing hours of toil. j
' Experience shows that brown Bandstone
ca.nnnt nrofitablv be employed fof the
fronts of bnildines in New England towns.
Its porous nature causes it to absorb large
Quantities ot water, wnicn ueeze ana spin
off layers of the Btone. '
Thxy wear pink satin slippers to break'
J fast at Saratoga. - - - .
A STATEN ISLAND HORROR.
Drowned in Each Other's Arms—Painful
Accident Near Tottenville.
[From the New York Sun, August 15.]
' Cornelius Orrick, Aged 17, Henry Orrlck,
asred 7. and Ann Elizabeth Bobbins, aged
1&, were drowned on - Friday evening, off
the south shore, btaten island, near tne
Price's Bay lightship. Early in the after
noon young Orrick, who is by trade a
painter, anJ resided with his father in
Richmond Valley, took Miss Bobbins, his
sister. Miss Louisa Orrioki and his little
brother out for a Bail in a large oyster skiff,
belonging to a Mr. Butler. After sailing
about some hours they returned to tbe
starting point and it was here that the ac
cident by which three oi the party lost
their lives, occurred.
It is the custom there to tie the oyster
akiffa to stakes about twenty-five or thirty
yards from the shore, instead of bringing
them to the beach, on account of the surf,
which would knock them all to pieces at
low water" if -they were beached. Small
boats, termed batteaos are used to go -to
and from these skiffs, these batteaus only
carrying two people.
After the skiff had been made fast to the
stake, Cornelius Orrick put Miss Bobbins
in tbe batteau, and then got in himself to
row hex ashore, intending to return for his
sister and brother. As he was starting
away, bis brother asked if he might come
too,' but was told that there was not room
enough, and that he must wait With the
willfulness of a spoilt child, however, just
as the boat was moving, he jumped on
board, and alighting on the side, the tiny
craft was overturned in an instant
Instantly Miss Robbins threw her arms
around the elder brother's neck, and at
the same time tbe little boy grasped him
round the leg, the three going down lite
rally locked together! Miss Orrick, who
was in the skill, screamed for assistance,
and a young man named John Williams
was the first to arrive, too late, however,
to be of any service.
Williams dived down Just at the spot
where the boat upset end found Cornelius
Orrick and Miss Robbins clasped in each
other's arms, but he was unable to lift
them. A seine net was then procured, and
the two bodies recovered; but the little
boy's body was not xecoveied until Satur
day afternoon, when it was found close to
the boat which would favor the supposi
tion that he clung to the inside ot the
boat when she was sinking and
could not extricate himself. Miss Orrick
says that neither one of the three ever
showed above water after they first went
down. All three corpses wore a most
peaoeful look, and no one could have sup
posed but that they had died quite peace
ably. The Orrick and Robbins families
have been intimate for many years, and
Cornelius Orrick had for some time enter
tained the wannest affection for Miss Rob
bins, although they were not formally be
trothed. A somewhat touching incident was no
ticed when the bodies were found, Corne
lius having the young lady's beads round
his neck. Little did she think when she
put them on that they never would be ta
ken off again. He was buried with them
on. - . ; . .-
The funeral took place on Sunday from
the residence of Mr. Orrick, in Richmond
Valley. Shortly before 3 o'clock the pro
cession left the house lor the Bethel Meth
odist Episcopal Church at Tottenville,
where a large number of people who had
been acquainted with the deceased had as
sembled to pay their last tribute of respect
to the dead. The church was literally
crained full, and a largo number had to '
stand in tha doorway.
The coffins were placed in front of tne
altar. They wtre very plain, with Bilver
nails, - and a wreath of white flowers was
placed upon each. The services wire con-1
ducted by . the Rev. S. B. Boney, and a
touching address was delivered by the Rev. i
Mr. Babcock, upon the painful story of
All the neighbors speak in the highest
terms of Cornelius Orrick, and his poor
old father said his boy was the prop of his ;
old age. Miss Robbins was singularly
beautiful, and had been staying at Mr. Or
rick's 6ome days previous to the accident
The accident created the most profound
sensation in Richmond Valley and Totten
ville, where the families were widely
known; hence the large attendance at the
How the Dead Prussian Soldiers are to
A Berlin letter in the London Telegraph
says: Mark one instance of the Uerman
practical spirit as a proof of the fashion
after wnicn these Teutons prepare to ngnt
In recent wars popular feeling has demand
ed that rank and file, captains and gene
rals, shall bi equally and impartially men
tioned in the litts of the slain; but difficul
ties have arisen, because the enemy cannot
know the dead men's names, and, when
the muster roll is called sfter battle, the
missing may be only wounded or prison
era. Germany has, in her solid, calm man
ner, arranged, in view of this difficulty,
that each wife and mother shall speedily
know the best or the woist of those who
go to fight "with God, for King, and Fath
erland." Slips of parchment like luggage
labels, have been prepared, on which the
name of each German soldier is plainly
written, and one of these will be
fastened inside his coat when he goes info
action. After the day is decided, the ene-
mv. if he be master of the field, will be
requested to collect and return these labels,
of which about a million have been provid
ed, grim tickets for an unknown joumeyl
Think ot the German wife or mother sew
intr it on the battle ticket of her stake in
the quarrel the address of her particular
"material of war, the awful traveling laoei
whereon no loving hand may write, "With
care," seeing that its bearer goes Into the
Valley of the Shadow, to come forth again
or not as heaven shall decree. Sewn on
with German thread, ripped off, perchance,
with French knife, whole packets and par
cels of these little human memoranda will
surely be returned; but yet every man who
buttons his coat over the label ot death
has looked his fate full in the face, and
made himself "readv for the buriaL"
What Napoleon Covets.
A writer in the Boston Advertiser, in
discussing the objects and probable result
ot the Franco-Prussian war so far as
France is conoerned makes tue following
lor years i ranee has Deen obliged to
content herself with keeping alive the em
bers of strife in Poland, the Dutchies and
the Free Cities. Her ambition is to make
the Rhine her frontier, to add to her pres
ent empire the fertile and populous terri
tory which lies between x ranee, the Rhine
and the German Sea, including a portion
of Prussia, the Ducby of Luxemburg and
all Belgium, bhe tried a few years since
to eeeure Luxemburg and then to level its
fortress, but Europe remonstrated and she
was - obliged to content . herself with
the demolition of some of the forts
of Luxemburg. The country which
France covets is as large as that section of
New England which lies between the Mer
rimae and the Hudson. It is the garden of
Europe and contains a population of at
least eight minions, ana would add at
least a fifth to the population and wealth
of France; but Germany clings tenaciously
to her country on the Moselle and the
south bank of the Rhine, and would gladly
recover both AUace and Lorraine, where
the German is still spoken; and both Ger
many and England regard Belgium as the
gateway of tha continent, appreciate well
the power it would give to France, and
shrink lrom the idea of giving to her the
seaports of the coast a the navigation of
Thi mediums of New York hare called
np s spirit answering to the name of Dan.
iel Webster. The spirit states that his
chief regret In dying was that he had not
had the opportunity to revise his diction
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
A'summer fallow will
sbJ do it by keeping the thutlee from see
ing the liht ra.he beauty here is to begin
early Ja piowiug. Thi3 prevents the first
crop from appearing. In this way, by a
eours of four plowings, there is no chamfe
forth pests to see the. light They are
thus kept in the dark not only daring the
summer, but the two winters Ate added,
making a continuous dearth of a year and
a half. This will kill them. We have
known three plowings to do it, and that is
all that is necessary where the plowing is
deep and carefully done at regular inter
vals, and the ground all turned down, so
that no strips or careless furrows give
chanee for the thistles to appear by. the
next plowing, or if the last plowing, in the
fall. , - . .
Care must be taken, and this pest can be
removed as well as not And land thus
treated, plowed three or four times, with
th nr.oieron'i thiutlA mnU nnd rnnmr
vdiootjfroaed in it, is a bed fit for any crop.
jno manure is needed, as the land that
grows thistles successfully is not poor
land. Bat the working the soil is the
greatest benefit If a plowing is given it
late in tbe Fall or early Winter, whether
after the Summer treatment or preceding
it, all the better; this may be the fourthJ
plowing, it would be best were it done
the Fall before, and then plowed a little
deeper than usual. Three times plowing
will then be sufficient the seasoi following.
The late plowing in the Fall will prevent
any growth of thistles by the first plowing
time in the Spring, which may be laie, fo
it will answer as the first plowing, and i
may even be considered as one of the three
plowings, thus necessitating but two
plowings during . tha Summer.
But it wants to be done as it were in the
winter. The frost will then have its effect
upon the insects, &e;ds of weeds, weedsj
themselves, and tbe raw ground brought
np from below, will become mellowed and
partially decomposed, the process of disin
tegration finished during the summer, bo
that there will be a great depth of thor
oughly mellow, and 6ome new soil, having
most or all of tbe ingredients necessary to
farming. It will take thistles such a long
time to penetrate this soil that two row
ings, besides the fall or winter plowing.
will 6ufuce. This in clay soil, or, as we
know by expexience, in drift where there
is considerable clay and much, gravel and
sand. In your low, lich plains of river-
made soil, the thistles will be too fast for
tbe plow, if passed but twica through the
soiL - ..
In the old thistle districts like this, the
pest is not considered at all; land is not
valued a dollar less in consequence. Tha
thistles are probably worth as much in the
manure they furnish as is the damage they
do. A fallow is sure to clear them, or
heavy meadow will do about the same
thing. There may be a few left, but they
will dwindle, and must struggle for exist
ence; a rich meadow is not the place for
them, especially one prepared for a good
follow bed. ' . .
The Summer fallow, as a means of eradi
cating the thistle, has reference more par
ticularly to grain farms. Plowing favors
the thistle in the ordinary treatment of the
land. Hence our grain fxms, before the
dairying epoch, have had a hard time ot it
as we well enough know ourselves. It was
only by the thorough work of three plow
ings that we succeeded. Fallows were
made in those days
Since the introduction of the dairy, all is
changed. There are a few thistles, aud
thee so.Wooming less.,. Grass is an ob
struction to them whether meadow or pas
ture, but particularly meadow, and more
particularly when heavy and kept heavy.
Top-dressings are good for grass, bat in
general not for thistles. (Xwilry Gentleman-
Lies on Hogs. A correspondent of the
Rural New Yorker saysr- The post five
years I have used the following remedy.
which will clean off the lice in two days:
Put about one gill of kerosene oil in any
old uish, and with a paint brush or old
wollen rag rub the oil up and down the
back of the animal and behind the fore
leg and on tbe flank. Be particular about
the last two places, for it is where tne lice
deposit their eggs, which, if not destroyed,
will batch out in about five days, if it Do
a black hog, these eggs can be plainly
seen, being about tbe size of timothy seed
nd laying close to the skin fast to the
hair. - No one need fear to use the oil fr&e
ly, as it will not injure the hog in the least
Hot water will not kill these lice, for I have
seen them crawl after the hog had been
scalded in a barrel after being butchered.
Swot ik Whiat.' Wm. Cnnninghau, of
Caldwell. Ohio, sends a head cf wheat and
another of smut, to the American Institute
Farmer's Club, which grew side by 6ide,
and asked the cause and cure. Mr. Fuller
said smut is attributable to the season
the condition of the atmosphere. Mr.
Burdick said his father (a miller) had ob-
served that the more enow there was in
winter the more smut his theory being
that the heaving of the soil broke the roots
of the plant weakened it and thus it be
come diseased. But Mr. Burdick's father
ought to have known that the more snow
the less heaving of the sou; also that
spring wheat is often very smutty, although
it can feel no influencs from frost
Smut is a fungus, and the spores may be
propagated or carried over fretn year to
year on the seed, unices it is brined and
limed. Mr Curtis said the preventive of
smut is to bow good seed. It is well known
that soaking the seed in strong brine over
night and drcing it in lime or plaster pre
vents smut; but the prevalent idea that the
spores of the fungi are destroyed, he be
lieves to be erroneous. The facts are, that
if the seeds is put in strong brine, tne good
seed settles to the bottom, and the light,
imperfect rises free, and is poured off with'
the brine. Thus, good seed produces
strong, healthy plants, (if the soil is right)
and disease does not attack them. ' It is
with plants as with men; a weak man is
more liable to succumb to disease than &
strong one; so is a weak plant The brining
and liming seed wheat is to be commended.
Adct,tebacton of Stabch. It is some
times desirable, in domestio or industrial
economy, to determine whether starch has
been adulterated with flour, or potato
starch with wheat starch. It is said that
this may be done by the following process:
About fifteen grains of the starch to be
tested are shaksn into a porcelain dish con
taining six ounces of distilled water. This
is brought to a boiling heat, the pastry con
tents of the vessel being stirred continually
by means of a glass rod. If the starch is
free from gluten, that is to say, arrowroot
and potato 6tarch, not the slightest scum
or foam will be left on the surface of the
liquid after tha stirring has ceased. If,
however, there is the least trace of gluten
or flour, it is said that a scum is almost
immediately produced, which, by contin
ued stirring, becomes so abundant as to
resemble thick soap-6UG5.
Kick a la Chinese. The Chinese, not
being able to eat Boup witn their "chop
Bticks," never cook their rice as a Bemi
linnid. When turned into a bowl it looks
like a mass of popped pop-corn each in
dividual cram being swelled up, bursted,
and seeming almost ready to fly stray. It
is thus prepared: Take one cup or best
Carolina rice; wash and rub well; put into
two cuds and a half of solt water, with a
teaspoonful of salt and bring to a boil;
then stand it on the top ef the stove to
simmer an hour. When the water is all
absorbed, add one cup of street milk, stir
welL and then let ft remain on the stove
another hour without stirrini?. when it will
rise into a beautiful white mass. Serve
with sugar or syrup.
A Aiwvcft of nnA rf (Ka IfrtntrinrrtflTT Alt. .
Xl uwJfco vuv vt siiw iuumuuiwijf ""i
hotels, who has the unfortunate habit of
ol aoninry witH Vila Tnsvntti nnan rrpnf 1 V
awoke in the morning to find his set of
. . . . 1 .... T 1 1 . . . - V.
laise teem sioien. no ciew nas oeca ob
tained to the thief. .
Ths Chinese never use ice water.
Female minstrels aid playing in Grand
Eight cents Is all the doctor's fee thelaw
allows in China.
Chicago will onen a woman's
college in the falL -
At Martha's Vineyard the camp meeting
meets under a huge awning. "
In England, the Vinrv r.rnn tlna mr it ia
said, will be a partial failure.
Ths Kansas press la Raid In hA unani
mous In favor ot female suffrage. '
Tva late rain-storm extended nvr all tha
New England and Middle States. .
Wheat is arriving at th AtUntin
in large quantities from the west
OwiXQ to ths intensfl heat in 1fa,1r?,1
business is suspanded after 9 a.m.. ... -- .
There are five female pieachers in the
Umversalist churches in this country. .
Sixes the war-began they-, have been
singing the Marseillaise at Tipperary. .
A New York paper has been humbuging
the people with unimportant "extras."
THE tea nl&nt ia boincr' enpaofnlW onl
tivated at Auburn, Placer county, Cat
Mekdoctxo county vill ship 800,000 rail
road ties this year. -
The farmers of San Joaquin valley are
organizing a club. -
A candidate for Congress In Arkansas
originally went there as "bones" in a min
strel show. . r
It is said that Carl Formes lost his great
bass voice by drinking the inferior lager
beer of America.
Sailors In the United States navy are to
receive a dollar and a half per month ad
ditional pay instead of grog.
Kansas Cnr arrests hackmen for solicit
ing passengers on the depot platform.
Thebe are London pickpockets the
most skilful in the world in San Francisca
Fbaxce very quickly imitates' America's
legal tender plan when war comes upon
Thieves and highway robbers are un
comfortably numerous about Portland, Ore
gon. . '
A Sax Jose recruit for the army stands
six feet seven and a half inches high in his
FonTT-rnrB marriage licenses have been
issued in White Pine county tince its or
The census returns indicate that Maine
has a population of 700,000, about 8,000
less than in 1850. . .
Fitteek thoniand cotton spinners of
Fall River are on a strike to prevent a re
duction of wages. ... . ;
In Indiana, a man had a fainting fit while
being married recently, and died during
the ceremony. ...
The iron-clad Miantonomah is being
thoroughly overhauled at the Charlestown
(Mass.) Navy yard. - .
, Two ltttle girls in Cincinnati, recently,
sat down in a tub of boiling water, and
were scalded to death. "'1
Is Richmond they will not allow their
policemen to carry umbrellas, smoke, or
wear dusters while on duty. - ; , ;.
The census, so far, shows that most of
the towns in Rhode-island have hod an in
crease of population since 18C5. . ; .
Thet never execute murderers In Swe
den nntil they make a confession. That
plan would hardly work well in this coun
try. - .
A srinnm boarder at a Southern hotel
had his false teeth stolen few nights ago,
and nearly starved before he could replace
them. , ,
A Philadelphia paper, anxious to have
a theory of its own about the Nathan mur
der, suggests that the murderer was prob
A boy in Maryland fell dead, recently,
after making a run around the bases in a
base ball game. The exertion was too
much for him. . . .-
The towns along the line of tha Kansas
Pacific railroad are becoming the most ex
tensive markets for the shipment of Texas
cattle to the east -
A Cincinnati man was so much Incensed
at an assessor for rating his property too
high, that he and his wife pounded hi"
nsarly to death with clubs. ,
The excursions of the bees to collect
honey axe variously estimated at from one
to three milAs each, and they are supposed
to make each about ten trips a day.
Peoflx supposed to have been shot
lanced, or flogged to death by the late
President of Paraguay, are turning up and
claiming their houses and property. -
The peanut crop of Virginia this year is
estimated at 400,000 bushels, while Ten
nessee raises 300,000 bushels, and Georgia
and the Carolines from 150,000 to 175,000.
Woem lozenges sold in several Massa
chusetts towns havd been analyzed and
found to contain strychnine, in a quantity
calculated to cause great injury, if not
death. . -
A "ftpflt" ones prayed for an absent
pastor, referring to his arrival in England
as "worshipping God in a foreign land,
where the language is the same, but the
The Grenzboten, a German literary or
gan, says that Dickens s 'Pickwick Pa
pers ' emancipated the German mind from
the predominating influence of French
fiction, and had a most powerful and
healthy influence on German literature. "
Changing one's name is illegal in France,
aud the authorities are petitioned for per
mission in due lorm which is frequently
refused, especially if people want, as is of
ten the case, to change their name for one
already appropriated by a distinguished
family, .bast year one hundred and forty
asked permission, and thirty got it
Within six days after the arrival of the
Swedish colony in Aroostook, Me., a few of
the Sweds hand-piled, burned and cleared
two acres of land and sowed it with Eng
lish turnips. The larger portion of ths
colony have been steadily at work building
houses and felling trees, says the Sunrise.
The immigrants are well pleased with their
new hornet, are very Industrious, at work
early and late, and promise all and more
than was ever expected of them.
Some experiments -have been made this
rammer in watering portions of the Lon
don streets with a patented preparation.
composed of water, commoa salt and
chloride of calcium dissolved. The experi
ment thus far nas been no satisfactory that
power has been given to the Sanitary Com-,
inittee to arrange for the watering of the
entire district of the Westminster Board
of Works with this patent solution for one
Sttbkino the Soil. Those persons who
do not believe in deep culture, or in stir
riug the soil in time of drought ' have an
excellent opportunity the present season of
learning a nsetui lesson, ihey have only
to looK at yellow leaves on the trees stand
in grass upon the lawn or on the roadside.
to see how beautifully the non-cultivating
and shallow ploughing theories work in
time of drought
A walk through any garden, orchard, oi
over the farm will convince any man with
half an eye, and a spoonful of brains that a
deeply ploughed and frequently cultivated
sou is Jar preferable to one of an opposite
character for the support of vegetation in
ume oi severe arougnut
Wit and Humor.
A chop dinner Minced veal. '
" Noisy infantry Babies in arms.
A sate revenue the wheat crop. .-, .
Octjlab punishment Eye lashes, .
A btjnnino complaint-a badeold.
Damaged garments- Libel suitdL ' .
Arrrof passion Getting married. ' ;
.The active foroes beer and wine.
A 8XABT thing A mustard plaster. , '.
A 8TB0NO defense limburg. cheese.
The hostile forces balls and bones.
The natural forces- common sense.
, The children's kingdom Lapland. '
Ths last thing out the gas. Judy. 'Jt
. A bam) of hope Tha wedding ring. '
"An offensive move the sheriffs sale.-' "
An exposed flank the butcher's sign.
An orderly retreat a boarding, house.
A light employment Candle-making;
. BrExrso wora A dictionary in flames.
A FBViTFCL disappointment-Sourgrapes.
McMahon's fault an emperor's wand.
The non-combatants hospital rangers,
A BTtTNNiNO charge the hackman's fare.
Napoleon's latest grief- the loss of Nan
The Frenchmen's eain the emperor's
hopes. . .. .. . .
A TEXAS erocerv has 'Ivnew Svder ETnr
Sail.-. ' .
How to rise in the world A
Clap a blister n a rsct nT it. trill mnfea
The Frencl men's last ; iWenoAthA
A man who drinks drama seldom has
many scruples. -
A TAXXOW-CHAxnijrK is mnrh ' riven to
It is SO hot at Norfolk fh.ti raviolis
CTOI0C3 The seasons not onlv ftltpmaf a.
but alter-nater. . "
The Russian exhihiHrm in nut !ratAA
DiTitr a la llusse.
How to increase the ponnlation Fee
WHEN a Patient becrina tr food mnra thA
doctor is feed less. ...
One entire Prussian como sond.q nmlpr
bare Poles to the field.
The instrument that cricks tha soul of
empire the needle gun.
The favorite romance of nflSvjvlrpT:
"Put yourself in his place."
A DRESS fof ths concert-mom Orcmndi
muslin with fluted flounces.
A matchless melody "Here von are. sir
the lost two boxes tor a penny.": -
. Dcbtnq peace a retHment in nnarfArod-
during war war time it is occasionally cut
The iron has entered mv cnnl na thA
fellow said who found a nail in the bottom
of his boot - 1 -
At the 'theatre of war" it ia'nlwAva tha
relatives and freinds of the actors who sit
in tiers. N. O. Times.
An Irish editor, sneakinc of th miseries
of Ireland, says "Her cup of misery has
been for asres overflowing, and ia not vet
ML" : .T.
'A Habtfobd paper announces that there
is a porter in one of the hotels in that eity
who can read . "Holmes's Iliad in the
Greek." .' -J "T"' .
p .t . . - i ..-.
The French army may be f aid to. be on
an army of fellows; lor "Woerth makes
he man and wa nt of it the fellow." Hart-
ord GxtranL .-' - -. f
The German forces are considered much
the Btrongest, as their rations consist
principally of Limburger cheese and
Bologna sausage. "
The Vermont Watchman says ' that "the
telegraph has raised lying to the dignity of
an art and invested it with the . attribute
of infinity. , . f . . . .,
An old lady read about the strike of the
wire drawers in Worcester, Mass., and said
that of all new-fangled things wire draw
ers must be the queerest'
Texas claims a watermelon so large that
a coroner's jury sat inside of it to decide on
the melancholly fate of a citizen who was
fond of that kind of fruit
When death occurs from natural causes
in Tennessee, it is customary to append to
the newapaper notice tbe words "Politics
had no agency in the difficulty.- ...
Thebe Is an intelligent dog at Mud Pine,
Ind, that whenever company comes to the
house proceeds at once to catch a chicken,
a thing he will not do at any other time.
It is said that ladies who believe in the
internal use of arsenic as a beautifier of
the complexion, obtain prescribtions from
their family physicians for 1 owler s solu
tion of arsenic, and so conceal the real ob
ject of taking the poison. ,
Yotraa Gentleman Ah I Miss Cavendish
do you know they've had a juvenile party
before the ban Miss u. Un, then L sup
pose your mamma is letting you stop a lit
tle latex this evening.
The New Haven Register says: "What
we know about gardening" will be interest
ing. Tbe 'senior' has picked, this sea
son, three cucumbers, two cauliflowers,
seven years of corn and four tomatoes,
which cost him $148 each."
A New Jeeset widow, finding her charms
fading, applied a "magic balm" a lew
nights ago, and woke next morning to find
her hair til fallen off, and blotches as large
as ginger cookies all ever her face. She
wants to interview the balm man.
In a recent number of the Christian
Union, Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher writes in
favor of "putting clothes to soak" on Sun
day night as an innocent recreation not at
all inconsistent with the sacxedness of the
day. ' '
The vessel in which Dr. Kane made his
famous voyage to the North Pole now lies
at Bowen's wharf. Newport . She is owned
by . uaptain Hopkins, of that citv, her
name having been changed to the United
The first baby in the town of New Chi
cago, Neosho county, Kansas, was bora on
June 24, 1870. He is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Voeart' A deed for a corner lot was
immediately executed and delivered to the
People in London are beginning to agi
tate for the erection of houses in flats.
This has already been done on a palatial
scale at Westminster, and in a less magni
ficent proportion in the Peabody and Wa
A Fifth Avenue Hotel waiter was dis
charged on Friday and vented his spite
by advertising in Saturdays A ew iork pa
pers for 500 Irishmen to go to France; ap
plication to be made at lioom Ga, x iith
Avenue HoteL Result the halls and oor
ridors of the hotel were filled, by ten
o'clock, with hundreds of niberiana, so
crowding the guests and visitors of the
bouse, that there was a necessity of clearing
the intruders out; and it was not until
they were put out that the proprietors
knew to what circumstance they were in
dapled for such a visitation. .
A Maiden at Lansingbuxg, N. Y., having
been afflicted with the addresses of two lov
ers, usually about the same time, adopt
ed rather a novel means of ridding herself
of them. ' A few evenings since they called
at her residence In their best black suits.
She left them together, on pretence of go-
up stairs, and in a few minutes the servant-
maid made bold to enlist their services in
the removal of some flour in the kitchen.
They went to work willingly, and the maid
found so many additional jobs fox them to
do that the poor fellows were finally glad
enough to escape from the house without
seeing the object of their affections. ; They
ueyer went again.
Wit and Humor. Young Folks' Department.
SEVEN YEARS OLD.
BY A. H. POE.
Seven years old. - ? ,
- Maffuie, ray pearl !!.:.' -Thon.ihtiul.f.iir-halred,
- Blue-eyeU girl I 'J,
It loea aeoiu etrane;
' 'And, .pet, do yon know -
Whit a snowdrop yoa were
Seven years ago i
Sen years oi l,
Miurfeie". ity nearl 1 -
Graudojata kaeping - -
Vonr nrt baby cnrl.
Tour checks were as ioft
A a pink apple blow,
Or the heart of a pmay, ;
1 Saves years ago. .
Seven years of gladness, '.
Bloesom and song;
Sear to the angels
All her Mfe loner. '"
The yeai a are so bright , -
To oor dear little girl,
May they never be darker;
. Maciiie, my pearl I
SUSAN AND FREDDIE.
BY JOSEPH ALDEN, D. D.
Sufan, can you .take, care of your littla .
brotberVhilo I am gone to the village, this
afternoon?" said Mrs, Marshmau td her
daughter, a girl about twelve years old. .
"1 es ma am, I think I can," said Susan,
uttering the words very deliberately.
"Have you any doubts about it r
"No ma'am. -
"You spoke with some hesitation, saying
you Vtovghi you oonld." -
"well, i know i csn.". .
These last words were spoken in a cheer
ful and decided tone- of voice. -The truth .'
was Susan had dignod to go and take a -
walk ia the wooda with Harriet Gr&, and ,
this pioposition of hr mother to take care -of
her little brother Freddie, interfered with - -
that design. She loved her brother, and
was kind to him, but thought that he was
sometimes troublesome, and I presume he- -was.
He was about four years old, and
chiLiren of that age are apt to be trouble -
some at times. It is not always plea-ant to
take care of them. - But they must be taken .'
care of. What would have happened to -
yon and me, if no person had taken care of ,
us when we were children t 1 have no -doubt
we were quite as troublesome as
other children. . - . . , , ,
"I will take good care of him till you re '
turn, said Susan dn a cheerful and de
cided tone. . It was not a tone assumed to
please her mother. It was the result of a .
conquest She had struggled against a '
temptation to selfishness and -had over-
eome it .- It wa not the first time she had , .
done so. Hex mother had taught hex a
great many good things; one of these was
to resist temptation to be seiflsh. bhe bad
resisted bo many times, that it had become ,
rather easy., . v " --.
Did the reader ever try it? Perhaps you
have never been selfish I Yon suppose , .
you have been? ,.So do L Tou may be a
very nice girl, but i am certain that yoa
have been selfish sometimes. I have no
doubt you were sorry for it, when it was
all over, and thought you would nevex.be
selfish again. I don't think yoa have been '
worse than othe good httle' girls; very
possibly yoa have been better.
When Mrs. Marahman set out fox the
village she told Freddie he mnst be a good
boy. He premised that he would, and of
course, forgot his promise in about two
minutes after it was given. '
"Now what shall we do?" said Susan, :
trying to please him. . . . - ;
"Play horss," was the prompt reply.
' The reins were produced and placed
around Susan's waist ' He held them in
his lelt hand and in his right hand a whip. ,
"Get up," was uttered in a loud tone, and
the whip was used though there was no
necessity," Poor Susan had to trot from
room to room, till she was very tired. She
said nothing, .thinking that hex young
drivex would b9 tired soon, but there was
no signs of it It is wonderful how much
travel a httle pair of legs can endure. ... .
Susan stopped and said, . "Freddie," let
us have another play. Let us play hide
and seek. I think Freddie can hide where -I
can't find him." : :
- "I want to play horse," said Freddie.
"Get up 1 Go along P ' ' : ' T '
Susan yielded, and began to trot again,
but sssoon became so weary that she
threw herself into a. chair, and said: -; ' '
Tme tired "outT Tcan't play horse "any"-
longer, and I won't." . r . ., 1 . - . r.
Freddie stood 6ilent for a moment;' then
the corners of his mouth began to ' draw
down, and he was on the point of breaking .
out a-crying, when Susan remembered
what she had said to her mother. So sh
rallied her good nature and said: -
'The horse is rested and he can travel
again. Drive slowly, while I tell you a
story about a man who had a horse. Let
the old horse walk; while I tell yoa the -story."
. . .
"Whoa ! go slow 1" said Freddie.
"There was a man who had a nice black ';:
horse that he drove every day to the mar-
"What was he black for?" said Freddie,
"He was black because because he was
"I like white horses best" -
"Very well; listen to the story.. One day . .
he drove him very swift He kept him go
ing very swift up hill and down, and when .
the horse wanted to stop, he would say,
'get up, or I'M whip yoiL One day, as he
was going along, the horse fell down and '
lay stilL" . ' -
" 'What is the matter with your horse?
said a man. who came along the road, j :
" 'He has fallen down, said the driver.
" 'What made him fall down? . ,
1 suppose he slipped.
" 'He did not slip ; he is tired on t Yoa
have killed your horse by ovex-driving
him.'" . .
"Horsev, are you tired?" said Freddie.
Yes."' . .
"WeU, rest then.' 'Whoa." -
So she sat down to rest and amused '
Freddie by telling him a story about some
girls who went a strawberrying, and got
caught in the rain and got very wet and
that was not the worst of it, for the rain
had raised the brook they had. waded
through so that they could not cross it, in .
order to get home. A great, rough man,
that they were all afraid of, carried them '
over in his arms, and went part of tbe way
home with them, and they found out tha
a person . may have rough clothes
and have also a kind heart
Freddie wanted to knew if there were
any fish in the brook, and what fish did
when it rained. Pretty soon he-laid his
head in Susan's lap, and asked her to tell -him
more stories, but I don't think he paid
much ' attention to what she said after his -head
was in her lap. His month opened
very wide two or three times, and hw eyes
closed. . He was soon fast aaleep. Susan
laid him on a lounge, where he slept till
his mother came home.
Susan told - her mother how she had
amused him, and . in her approving smile
foundj an abundant reward for her weari- .
ness. " . .
Coba's Stobx. bx a. t. j. Little four-year-old
Cora sat upon my lap, hstoning to
6tories. I had told her so many that I was
tired at last, and, with a long sigh of satis
faction, she said: -
"Now, sister Theo,"youve been good and r
telied me so many stories, I'm going to tell
So she pursed up her little mouth, tuck
ed hex ringlets behind her ears, looked up,
looked down, blushed a little and began:
"Once there was a little girl who thought
she would hide away from everybody; and
she went and she hided, and she hided.
and she hided. - .. .
"And there was a httle boy who thought
he would go and look for her. And he
went and looked all around someDooy s nig
house, and somebody else's big house, and
he couldn't ft hex in nobody's big house, -.
nowhere. : . "
Then he went into the wooda and look
ed into the trees, when they were hollow,
and she wasn't there; so he felt bad, and -.
went and drowuded himself in the creek;
and, oh, my I down in the bottom of the
creek he found that little girl all drowntfof,
and a-crying. And he took her band and
drew her up out of the water, and yon bet
ter believe her face was wet ana all nit up
into bunches on the stones. Then they
went home to their ma3 and I auesa their
mas laughed at 'em-don't you?
' A ixiTLE girl at Northheld, Vt, while
picking berries recently, about five miles :
west ot the depot village, discovered some
bears engaged in the same business. The
next morning two. brothers went to the
pasture and found them taking their morn
ing lunch on the berries. They shot the
dam and one cub, the other old bear and
two cubs escaping. . The old one weighed
about 150 pounds, and was in a very poor
oadition. JX2z3 i.JZ Hiii