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THE PETRIFIED FERN.
Xa a valley, centuries uo,
Grew a little fcm f, green ul irne. '
- Veiuin deitaete and fibres tsnder r - ' ?
waving whfB the wind crept down so low;.
Bnahes tall, ud moss, ul grass grew round it.
Playful sunbeams darted in ul fon.ri , . .
Drope ofdew stole ill. bynleht, anderowneait
. Itarta was young, and keejiag holiday.
Stately forests nnd their giant branch ee,
- ' Mountains fanrled their snowy svalanohes,
Mammoth creatures 'talked aczoea the plain;
Nature revelled is pwl arsoin,
" Bnt the Httie fern was rot of those,
." 1id XX number with tb Mils and trees?
Only (Tew and wavedits wild aweet way,
K one oosne to note it day by day.
XaHti, one time, pntoii a trollcncxd,
Beared the rocks and chanred the mighty motion
Of the deep, etroog currents of the ooesut -
Xoved the seatn and eboo&ihw haughty waod.,
1 Oraahed the Uttle fern in soft moist day,
" " Cowered it, and hid it safe away; -
.7 Oh, the long, loog centuries ainoe that day !
Oh, tbe atony I oh. life's bitter cost. ,
; Bines that useless little fern was lost!
" peWa ? Lort T ITnere estoea tlioop'htral nun
. eearehltx Katoiws senrata, far and deep; .
7 Proas s neaure in a rocky steep -
.He withdrew ttoM, o'er which there ran
' Fairy peneJlliugt, qaslas design.
. Telninga, leafage, flbreeelrar aedflne,
and the feu's ttfe lay In svary line I ,
j.- Soj l-ihink Ood hides stnm eoola sway, , ' J
Swretly is surprise as, the last day.
THE PETRIFIED FERN. Selected Story.
HOW HARTLEY FRANK & CO. SUSPENDED.
From Appleton's Journal.
- ItwaslnMav.l86iI hadhn.rV
r Pennsylvonia on a visit to some relatiraT'
'- "of my wife's, and retained on Saturday
. afternoon. I called 'atoy onisein Wail
street, and found both try partners It high
glee.-' Business bad "ceen even more pro-
Ctaoie vnan niai-ennnj my temporary
absence; and so rapidly wasour reputation
for skill and straightforward dealing ris
ing and extending, that telegrams had that
very afternoon biec received from one of
the departments , at Waahicgton, urging
my immediate visit there, m order to un
dertake some financial negotiations requir
ing more than ordinary tact and manage
ments .It was already late. Both my part
ners were anxious to get away one to at
tend a rowing-match, the other to take his
Tonnu wife ont ridine. But a few words
-, e eonid be exchanged in reference to the
Washington enterprise, and . scarcely
- word was said in relation to business mat
ters in general. Tney hurried up town
and I went over to Brooklyn to dine,- and
packed a fresh valise, so as to leave for
Washington by the 9 So p. x. train.
-' Through - one of our messenger-boys
from the cffi.ee, I bad secured a state-room
1 in the sleeping-car, nnd, on reaching the
train, walked through the entire length of
it to find that my state-room was at the
Tory rear end of tbe last car. The couch
: in it had not yes been- made up; but on
- ' the a oats were sit ting two gentlemen, with
heads bowed down, in earnest; whispered
conversation. . 1 peered tnrouga tne nar
row door in. the dim. light of the ear.
make sure that it was letter K tbe letter
- . jo my room end, .not desiring to ait down
- then, wag quieuy stepping back into' tbe
passageway, intending to pass out on to
the platform, when one of tbe gentlemen
looked up, ana l reeognizea a well-known
New York merchant, with whom my firm
frequently had large 'basineR"transao-
- ' tiona. and whom I had repeatedly happen-
ed to meet on tbe Washington cars within
the last few months. , Keterring mentally
to a remark 1 bad made to him tbe last
time we met on tbe ears, I said, jokingly,
as I held out my band to him - -
"I Kssvr I should find you somewhere cn
board; I looked &11 through the train for
I thought his band trembled as I held it.
and I noticed a strange look of fear and
' agony upon hia countenance, entirely on-
suited to tne prim. Half-reserved, wholly
- . veu-eatisnea expression wnicn tbe wealthy
, Mr. Brisket generally wore. Bat I paid
: no special attention to it. The cars had
.'. started; there was the usual jolting, and
- . . jarring, ana loeomonve-screecbing, and
bell-ringing, ongoing out of tbe depot;
and io the dim light of the aleeping-car
dimmer than elsewhere in this corner state
room-r-everytbing looked unnatural and
distorted. I thought no more of it
-uia you wok iot mer ne repented.
" "Whvr : ;
"You have forgotten, it appears, what I
told you two weeks 'ago that we always
seem to go to Washington together.
"Oh, I remember,'' he said; "out Frank
told ma this morning that you were out of
town, somewhere up in Pennsylvania, and
were not expected home till Monday.
-, For some reasonwir other, it struck me as
.-strange; that Frank, my partner, wno him
self attended to all of Mr. Brisket's bui-
ness, should hare mentioned my absence.
Awhioh ordinarily would pass entirely unno-
i , , i a i. j -
iiooa any ouo oi x rana s particular cus
tomers, for the reason that in those days
I was scarcely ever in tbe office, but at
tended to out-door work exdusively. It
was besides, one of my pet rules, both
with my clerks and junior partners, never
to tell any one anvtniag in connection with
' 1 business that could possibly be avoided.
., But, before the thought could really as
sume a definite -shape hi my mind, Mr,
T Brisket gently drew me down on the seat
, beside him, saying, In a very absont-mind-
ed way, to tbe gent:eman opposite him:
"Mr. Brandon, this is Mr. . Hartley, of
, . Wall street, whom yon have often beard
. of: - ; , . .. .
The person addressed looked up some
. what peevishly, saying: , ,
"Grant, Mr. Biiaket- Thomas Grant,
air. Do get tbe name right; it is simple
enough. f " ,r
To my astonishment,' Mr. Brisket made
r no reply, offered no explanation for mis-
nanmig us aoquannBEOB, out crept loos
ing, with a vacant yet-anxious eye, up the i
. passage-way of the ear,, as though he mo-
i uienuuiiy expeciea an appariuon.to enter
cy tne door at the opposite end.
' - I offered some apologetic remark on tbe
facility of making mistakes, spoke about
the weather, the crowded train, the great
eomfnrt'nf tb nlAAr:tiiT-A.iwT atin. flnHino-
- mw Amnani ,n, ; aia itulinn, T wnttrcf
to the front platform of the car, and lit a
- cigar, the aronia4 whioh mingled not un
pleasant with' an oco&sional whiff of sea
bmeae coming across the salt me&dowa
The cigar and the night-air sharpened my
brain, for like lightning the thought flash
ed upon me suddenly: There fl something
WHms rum w Knurat ha n a,
great game, -or be is in some mischief.
What can it be? A woman? There tiad
been rumors, faint - and fleeting, that the
great merchant was not altogether imma
culate. But somehow hie awntier did not,
look like thaL Gambling? Ko! He was
. too timid, too. sensitive; and. if he had,
.no turn that he eouli lose could hurt him.
It was impossible, But who was that man
i with aim? I had anindistinot reeoUeetion
of having seen him before, aud the impres
sion was by no means in hix favor. He
, bad the look of a Southerner, and in those
r days men readily thought ill of any one
' whose complexion was a little darker than
his neighbor's. Wis be mixed up with
Brisket in some way? Were they engaged
r iu suuio BtuugKiuig ujwbuqi, or woxaer
But, while I was speculating, the train ran
into the dunly-ligted Newark, depot. I
drew the last whiff of my cigar, and enter
ed the car: hut, as I shut the door behind
me, I heard distintly a firm and somewhat
authoritative bat not load voioe cry, "Po-
- uvw. B -uvmu MXO lau wuu is we
ear, and sounded precisely as though some
one in tne stata-room, where I bad left Air.
Brisket and bis friend,' had put hia head
one- of tbe window to- utter the cry.
amvrvM .otu.u.. V. J ua H1U
looked into the room. . The two were lean-
. asleep, i eoula not resist the temptation
tossy: . . . - .
. "Was it yon who called, for the polioe?"
- v Grant onlr oneaed his eyes, as with half-
. epy curiosity; but Briskist lauiy jumped.
so ma leet, livid with terror. . -
i z -Vnd . , i"" at anr eaza. the aame
voice, not louder, but with more emphatic
authority, again cried,"'Policeman TV
Bnsket pnt his hand to his noat-pockat
i anew ne was leeung for a revolver and
raised himself to his lull heigot, with en
air of desperate resolution that I did not
think his oountenanoe capable of express
ing, r But, the next ins'ant, as if sudden
ly teeollecting himself, he sank back in his
seat, saying, as if to explain his excite
ment; - .-. -j - . -
Vibe air is perfectly stifling here; I em
I was now thoroughly convinced that
aomeUiing wm wrong with Brisket I step.
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ped to tbe rear platform, where, the Toioe
bad evidently come from, and saw a young
ish, military-looking gantleman handing
paper to policeman- who -stood by tbe
train, and saying, evidently in answer
'I will see yon harmless. ' Show the
message to your captain. I am Mr.
assistant secretary of war. Bat find, tbe
operator first, and make him send it, with
out utii; u mast go aoyou understand?
&cd I hold you responsible."
. With that the train moved slowly on.
the poiioeman bowing himself back, with
finger to hie hat considerably impressed
with hie important reeponsibiltw.
Mr. Assistant Secretary of War entered
the oar ahead of me, passed by Brisket's
teat without so ranch ds looking at it, evi
dently totally unconscious or Brisket's ex-
wtenee. It was clear that, whatever reas-
juB the latter might have.for.fearing the
polioe, in this case neither the call for the
olieeBor the dispatch had reference to
He was still looking ont of tbe window
as I slipped inte the tseat beside himrbot
wuickly turned, and, with - assumed- i n d if
terenoe, oat in a voice scarcely audible,
asked: i j"?ri t-;-,. ;
V What's thetrocbler . . .
''Kotiiing partionlaj," I answered, with
sa much meaning in my words as possible ,
."only some detective, I suppose, telegraph
ing ahead for man assistance at the next
station- to arrest some one on board the
He had by that time recovered all his self-
poaaession, and eyed me so quUtly. yet so
firmly, o ecrutinizingly, that I quailed.
and -dropped my glanoe, feeling strongly
how totally unable I was to sustain the in
sulting suspicion I had so plainly express
ed.. . '
"I scarcely should think that," here
plied, after moment's pause. ''Many
persona neara tne call out; 1 saw them
looking out of the windows, and such a
warning aa that would scarcely improve
their chances of catching the thief. No,
Mr. Hartley; shrewdly as you guessed, I
thick this time you must be mistaken."
Taking in all tbe meaning there was in
his words, I bluntly asked: . .
"Wha. good would tbe warning do the
thiet? Yoa do not mean that a man would
jump off this express-train in the dark?"
M mean," ne said, speaking between his
teeth, and hissing out tbe words with sup
pressed vehemence, "I mean that a man.
hounded on by despair becomes reckless,
desperate, and does not stop to think.''
"rickets, gentlemen!" and the bright
light from the conductor's lantern fell lull
and sudden upon Bruket's face. He turn
ed quickly aside, but not before I had no
ticed an expression of such utter, reckless
defiance as filled tne with fear and dread.
"Tickets, gentlemen, if you please f re
peated the conduotos, in a slight tone of
impatience. Mr. Grant awoke from a doze,
and fumbled for his tioket, while Brisket
and I handed out ours his hand steady,
mine visibly trembling. ;
"Through to-Washing tonT" asked the
conductor, and, being answered in tbe af
firmative, handed ns each a pink way-ticket,
saying: ".Now you won't be disturb
ed." - -
He i opened the rear door to see if any
stood on the platform and then return
ed to the forward ear.
Mr. Grant examined his ticket carefully.
turned to me. . .. - .
This is some new
dodge." he iid.
sleepily. "What do ail these fieures
moan?" , i I
I did not answer at once, and he turned
k5k?k?h tha,e 1DVlar- ButBns-
BI milVW CilUCI. J
"There are ten numbers, I see," said I,
examine the ticket carefully, for I had nev
noticed it before, "and they are all be
low thirty. They must represent the days
the month ; and, sure enough, to-day is
ibin, ana tne lb is punched through.
"That's bo," chimed, in Grant: "and I
suppose they have blue and yellow tickets
with the other deys, so as to change them
every day. " Bat don't see. -now. what the
object is."- - '
,'ltrmi8t be in order to prevent fraud in
Some way," I suggested.' .
cneckB that have all the hundreds and thousands-printed
along the edae. and von out
... , . , , - I
the vuoaaV with tptmch. besides writ.
it in ink. ' Not much chance of a forg
with those." . .
Toohr" interrupted Bnsket; "they are
protection against forgery. ' Not one
in twenty would take the trouble to
compare the amounts."
"Now, gentlemen, jfyouH allow ma HI
. , . won. . , . . I
up this r-,iq uie ooiorea waiter-
B-tntt-irtf hlO rtaaal in saw rka wa I
"I this your state-room?" asked Bria-1
. . - . I
aoruptiy rising. - "1 am afraid we have
stoa in the, paBsage-way. . while the
prepared the conch, filled, witn sus
picion no longer, but with the certainty,
Bnsket had committed some great
enme. ' I felt almost certain that he had
guilty of forgery, and I had a strange.
inexplicable loreboding that I was in some
muted, up with it Aly eyes involun
followed him, as he retired to his
whioh was only the- third from mv
and I notioed. that he lay down fully
dressed. - v, - , .
threw off my coat and . west and htv
. . . . . ...
noping to gam., a lew nouns sleep.
it was a hopeless undertaking. - The
seemed unusually hard and uncom
fortable, and the pillows soft and clammy,
the noise seemed greater than usual,
the ah- in the car more close snd stifl
ing. It was impossible to sleep. And then
mystery about Brisket- Why was be
siaruea . wnen i saia l had looked- ibr
on the train? Why should he tear me?
his terror An th mnntinn th. .v. I .
his terror on the mention of the no-
Why should a peaceable man go arm
ed? Cor I was . oertain that ha -carried a re
volver, and that he was feeling for it when
was called the second time. 'And
had I 'to do with it? That his erime
forgery, was the merest surmise: and
by forgery, how ; could I suffer? His
transactions with ns were aU of the sim
plest kind. We received no check of hia.
indeed, any one else's, without having
certified; and if there had been any un
usual transaction, I tela certain that short
time was that I spent in Wall Street,
.should have been told of it And Frank
so cautions! But hark! what was that?
sounded like the clink of a pistol , and
sound seemed- to come straight from
conch. 4 raised mrseil no and
stealthily, opened the door ,of my "state- m8
J ot a souno was stirring lntne car, men
the usual rattle of tbe train. Thecurr jnii
before Brisket s bed were not drawn
and I could see his arnf Tying qniet-
arcnjss uucnest, tne aiamona-iing upon
little finger shiaine ate&dilw in t. Him
of the'lamp overhead. -1 But emricM
watched and listened; but not awound,
motion, . a oegan to think I was very
and that I was working myse'f into
excitement upon a .very blender
foundation. How eould I amid that noise,
heard or dietinguised the click -of a
It was nonsense. I -would think
more about it but try to sleep, f threw
tbe door of my state-room on to The
which held it open, so as to get more
and, thinking of my wife and children
home, tried to forget Brisket . .-
fell asleep, and dreamed endless dreams
mystery and danger and dread.- sAt last
traveling across am and plain.- some
in Mexico. It was fearfully hot and
lad beta for jays without water. I
parched, but I bore up as weil as 1
and pushed on, in hopes of reach
ing, water to save my little hoy, whom I ,
before me, and who was delirious
fc.er and thirst Then we were sud-1
in tbe cars again, audi knew there
water, precious, cold ice water, right
ma, that would save my boy; bnt
one was running toward it with in
tent to spill it cn the ground. With a des
perate effort I threw myself across his pith,
caugh' him by the throat and I awoke.
dream: bo far. was true; I had caught
one by tbe throat; but I was on my
straggling to rise, sad he bad a pis-1 ha !'
tol at my head, and hissed into my ear:
One singie wcrd, and I fire. Don't make
me commit murder, too. I do not intend
It wasEneket My band fell y my
I rose with difficulty to my feet. We
standing in the passage-way of. the
ear, in front of my state-room. My eye ran
along the wt ole length of tbe car. No one
stirred. The train was running at a high
rate of speed; tbe car swayed wildly to and
fro, and the noisa was tremendous. No one
had seen or heard what had happened.
That rah at first my only thought; and then.
tor a moment or two, X was almost uncon
scious, so sudden and. extraordinary was
tbe effect of my situation. . .
"Get yonr hat," he said.
I obeyed mechanically. .
"Here,'" and he helped ma on with my
ooat, the revolver still close to my face.
"Now, let us step out on the platform
ana talk.-. - , r. , .... , ...
. He gently pushed me ahead. As I pass
ed the water-eooler, I was reminded of my
thirst, -1 stepped aside to let him pass.
He 'misinterpreted my movement, and
clutched my arm with aioree that I ah on id
have little thought bun possessed of. "No
nonsense, now," he said; "you are at my
mercy now, not I at yours, and you must bet
me have my Bay." I poiotento the -water,
I and he in turn, motioned me to take the
cup, wn ue witn nis leit nana ne turned
the faucet, still helding tbe pistol in his
right. I drank a long refreshing draught,
and, as I drank, somewhat recovered my
scattered thoughts. Wby did he want me
on the platform? My life he could have
taken before. I had even a better chance
on tbe platform than inside the car; for de
spite the unexpected strength he had
shown, I knew I was three times as strong
as he, and, somehow or other, his pistol
did not alarm ma, "Without a tremor. I
stopped on to the platform inadvanoe of
The night was dirt' I had no idea where
we were. The train was running last. Tbe
car, being the last on the train, swayed
tremendously. : The noise was deafening.
I clung to the rail, and pulled my hat
down over my face, but without taking my
eyes off Brisket's revolver. With the ut
most coolness, he asked me to smoke; but
I declined. He did not smoke himself; but.
perching himself npou the rail, with his
feet twisted round the stem of the brake,
quietly began; .
"You are a young man, Mr. Hartley, very
young to do so large a business as yon are
doing.. I am old enough to be your father.
I bear you ne ill-will. I suppose you only
do what you are advised to do. At the
same time, it seems to me, that you have
been ill-advised. - It would have 'been far
better to have arrested me quietly in New
York, instead of attempting to follow me,
and dog my footstep day and night What
do you expect to gain by it?"
I was about to answer, that I did not
know what he was talking about, but Quick
ly reflecten that I might find out more by
wing suenu ne eviaenuy aia not expect
"If you expected to tret anv money bv of
following me, you are mistaken. The mon
ey was gone long ago. - Gone a year ago
and more. It went, sir, loyally, patriotic
ally, sir what there was of it. Not that
there ever was much of it. Bat, . what lit
tle there was, went in supporting the gov
ernment, the credit of the country went
k. JSL r.u nri.
J iI!Tt i 1. t "
k,-.k k. . n t...i.I .
LTs7Cr" . ""r".."":
of .none. I subscribed for three hundred
fJfMMMil snllawMr1 W?Al4h arwff si i sill II I i I II
and mv credit was as oood an ,. I
bought them for investment, you know,"
and he nudged me . with his elbow. "I
needed thirty thousand dollars to pay tin
account. Those I borrowed on my indi
vidual note, with
ment, Oh I New
Snch fools' And the? way they keep it up!
Why, if yoa once get one good look behind
tne scenes, you need no more. I tell you
half the houses up-town and down-town
I borrowed on my indi-
my office boy's indorse-
York is a glorious place. to
. . .
rcMww, Mini, iiik guy war M U3 WVIUA Willi I
my own lUthTmoney. J was nobody,
soon as I lost a little money of mv own,
and went it strong -on other peor'o s, I at
once became the great house of Bnsket
Moss & Co. Ob, the farce! And, do you
kji. i-.tT!-, "
tutu, mo ueuuia uimua una v tnov Ul
Why. of course Ihey do. It's that that keeps
Wtsl gall B4n Mat s amaa I awaa anaaa Iawm . I
ubj a us aiiouiv aa imo i tq wuio uvwu iu I
the stage in the morning, with half adosen
ot our most eminent most highly respect-
j mk.-.. a. .wIIT-
wgu aiaoauaaaaiiok tiiii- niafi uiafuiuriu. bud liiu I i
tore of eminent solvency hankront. air.
every A-A one oi them, if th. smr'd onl
knew it And do rou suppse they didn't
know where I stood? . Whyfc! course they
did. Bat when my paDer came unin thour
bank, didn't they swear they knew I had a
quarter of a million of governments as art
investment! and, when their paper came
up in my bank, - didn't I swear ditto. Do
you suppose sueh eminent men are bank
directors for nothing? Not, by a long shot!
You are young, Mr. Hartley; you may be a
bank director yourself, one of theee days.
Take tny-advieet sir, don't go back on yonr
friends! But don't hold too much stock in
your own bank,- that is to say with your
own money, lit dont pay over-well on
the stock, that is it pays ..moderately well
I listened in., amazement. Was. this
Brisket?. The man I would have sworn by?
WhoB paper would sell at eight per cent
-the sharpest note-offices in the cit)?
w.o ;t .11 . a. 3 vrAi ,i i .
"". impertur-ble, witn jusYenougn
. , . r . - . . p-
tne aevii in nis eye to mace it gluten in
darkness. There was the track stretch
ing ont behind us in the dim distance, the
lamp on our car throwing back a stream
dull, blood-red light, that showed the
rails and ties, and even -the gravel-filling,
with tbe utmost distinctness; but all the
color of blood. The locomotive had just
blown for the brakes; I scented salt-water
the train was slowing.
are bankrupt rotten shells, living on their
enttriit -ai-ioa t a; a tL k t ..ii :.
it makes a man a rogue almost to merely
think of it When I was an honest young
fellow, making my way In the world with lett
A" U"-rMn.? T"
bubble ! bubble ! Our boasted wealth is'
a bubble. Commercially speaking, we
rotten to tne core! uhl tbe auiet
laughs I have had when people would come
beg mypaper or me. and crave, wi e.
shrewd bank presidents, hat in hand, ask
for my aoonnt, and half you Wall 8t
bow and scrape to me as though I had
the treasury at my back. . Gad. if T
wanted to, I eould have made it mil
lions instead of tens of thousands. . Bat I
believed in big figures. I only want
ed my own money back, snd, by thunder,
would have had it, hadn't it been for that
Chase." - He paused a moment and
went on: How refreshing the breeze
: Yen see, our ear is the last to get on
boat " We shall have the air all the
across But es-1 was saying, fuols
they are down town, up town in our
nooses tney are a caution. . Why, a have
home many a time intending to tell
wife that I was rained and most give
up; but before I could commence,
had to . tell how . it was all
' talk, at ' Mrs. Greatcheek's
luncheon, that I had made so mnch
money, and that it was ocean she shouldn't
a new coupe: or, bow attentive young
Nabory was to Oracle, ah I poor, poor
Grade, what will she aay? See, how the
eddies, now we turn to run up
against the tide.. It ia running eut fast
long, think you, will it take to reach
sea? But Gracie will be reconciled.
has her own baby now. I never liked
much. But my little lame Meg you
not know Meg, sir she thinks I am
next to God Almighty. I eonid have
all, but for her. See, that - is the
thebsy.it is mors than
miles from here. She knows it Rhe
weak health.. She will soon tollow
And you, Mr. Hartley, you will soon
bank director. Take my sririoe. ha 1
With one loap he reaehed the deck
the boat, jumped aaroaa the chain a flash
a snot; ne tell npoo tne deck, rolled over,
and was gone.
It was the work of an instant : bnt
followed so auicklv. that 'even in the dark
ness I caught sight of bis hat and face as
be was swept away by tbe rapid, surging
tide. Tbe terry-boat was stopped for anj
instant, a. Doat was lowered. Two deck
hands, urged on by my description of the
valuable be bad about his person, risked
their lives in the darkness. But the body
was never recovered. J In his berth were
found variety of letters and papers.
which, as I afterwards learned, explained
bis position and announced his intention
What had induced him to select this spot
ws never known. 1 imagine it was in
some way associated with his beloved
daughter Meg, who, as he had said, sur
vived him but a few short months.
I proceeded no farther toward Washing
ton; 'but returned to New York by tbe first
train. 'Mv nrm bad- paid him. tbat after
noon, a hundred thousansVdoUars in gold,
and received, in payment, a certified check
for nearly tine hundred and fifty thousand
dollars. The rest of that bunday and sun-
day night were anxious hours. Tbe teller
of the bank, who could have told whether
the check was good, lived out of town.
Monday morning cama. The cheek was
not good. Tbe certification was a forgery
was one of a dozen committed by air.
Brisket, Tbe financial - and social com
munity went into a spasm of horror, aud
tne noose ot Hartley, i rank x uo.,-sus
pended payment. j
Boys Can Beautify the Farm.
If the farm is to look better next year
tnan it nas tnts, if it is to be made an at
tractive spot for all future time, the chances
are that the boys must take the matter in
hand. It is fitting tbat they should plant
the treesjand vines, awoe they and not their
fathers will enjoy the benefit of their shade.
A farm, whatever be its location, may be
made beautiful without the expenditure of
money. T he materials ean be found in the
nearest forest and along the banks of the
neighboring streams. Trees are to the land
scape what pictures are to the walls of a
room- Vines are a sort of natural tapes-lis
try, suggestive alike of gracefulness and I
beauty. Fortunately there are few neigh-1
borhoods, even in this prairie country,
where there are not trees and vines suita-1
tree" the 8me. dl?tonB Pftrt-
ble for transplanting, that can be obtained
tor the asking and the digging. :- Taste
fully arranged about the homestead they
would transform it from the dreary place
is into a rural paraaiae. xne present is
the fitting time to set about it, and the
persons to engage in the enterprise are the
To begin with, the Bide of the road in
front ot the farm should be decorated.
Here is a strip of land ordinarily of no use
except to raise weeds, the leeds of which
find their way into the adjacent fields. It
has become the fashion in many plaoes to
sea nere a uniiorm row of the same kind
must ne admitted that this is an im
provement on a barren waste; but, after
tney nave an exceeding formal look,
reminding us of a row of telegraph
poles. A better plan would be to plow
strip, six or eight feet wide. Coming
near as possible to the lence, and to
a greater variety of trees with lets
regard to lines and distances. We lately
rode through an avenue iu Toronto. Can
ada, which was, in this respect, a model of
taste. The trees stood as we had them in
well kept grove ; some singly, others in
groups i now several ot the same kind.
ana again a dozen varieties interspersed.
and aU so skillfully done that we rode for
some dwtance thinking the ttreethad been
turougu uaiuxai roresu
at wouia b well in every respect IT a 1
""..we" "y J ""P "
fP.0? tte 8e f most exposed
wmds .be. treated in the same ,
manner. Th traea wrnnM Vu, nr nc
. . , - m . I a
g?fd trees m a dozen years. Two boys.
poplar, and the European larch won Id Ha
, . . ... f . ,,T
ES to el,tner' w '
1 1 " J w tuvus UIVllui. aBA-lla Ul
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SimA nnf I nsksa nf akAwsuA V V..
- -u uo
planted. These are Talusole for shade, for
peamy. mo, more tban all, for their fruit
oome OI "ese trees, like the black walnut
bl"ernut j bt i transplanted when
Bre .BmaU. " "ure ge'
nl,ckone" u to plant the nuts in the places
wun a measuring line, a grubbing hoe and
pointed stick, can plant a row half a mile
length in a few nours. The naUve larch
wuiuu iwamiKr tree to punt man ue
wind-breaks and would greatly add to the -t
r . , ,.. I
beauty of the premises. If, however, there
reasons against occupying so much
at mpier . pian may be adopted,
backers of Lombaidv poplars can be ob-
m alm08' neighbothood, and
Jse, even stuck into the green sward and
)?. 1 take. cre of themselves, wUl make I
where you wish the trees to grow. It
would be an exceedingly good plan to have
chestnut trees, but as these cost
money, their plan ting can be delayed a few
years, unless you have an uncle in the east
ean send yon a box of fresh nuts
packed in sand, from which yu ean raise
trees. These nnt trees may be plant
in places where the ground is of very
value; by the side of ravines, or
where the land is so broken that it is not
plowed." They may even be placed in the
pasture, where the cattle, which will not
the nuts, can enjoy the shade.
If there are old trees about tbe farm that
seen their best days, their appearance
be improved by planting wild grape
ana wood -bines side of them and
training them about their trunks and
branches. In truth, these native, hardy
easily transplanted ana easily prop
agated as they are, v may - be put
to good enect in many places,
rough, cheaply made out building be
comes beautiful when covered by graceful
The woodbine grows, we hardly
how, snd attaches itself to places
moss can hardly support itself, aud
a wonaertui way of making itseir use
ful in covering up deformity, whether it
in the shape of a Loose, tree or feuoe.
honeysuckle; of which we have
e.ue eompare. in beauty with
of our foreign vines and shrubs, and
deserves a place where it can be seen and
admired., , ;
.The door yard and lawn, if there is one.
more care and study in order to
them fitted up with taste. In this it
well te consult the girls, snd. if possible.
study the plans that -are given in news
or in wOTkg on landscape gardening.
have said the present is the fitting tune
wit aouut iuib worx. .remaps we should
this by saying this is the time to
tbe plans, prepare the ground and to
the trees and vines. Later in the
some of them may be dug up,
to the farm and healed-in, so that
may be ready to be planted out early
the season, before spnng work on the
commences. I'ratrie Fjrmtr,
dome of the capttol at Washington
of the largest in the world, beins
hundred and seventy jfeet in diameter
base, and two hundred feet hich.
architect naturally thought so large a
wouia oe aneetea oy tne sun s rays,
that the expansion- would be unequal,
according as the sun shone on one or the
side. To ascertaiu the extent of the
expansion, he extended a wire within the
from the top to the bottom, and con
nected with it by a delicate mechanism, a
which drew on a paper the line of
movement He expected quite a regular
as the opposite sides of the dome
affected by the dairy passages of tbe
But he found-that It was not the sun,
the wind, that -had the most f fleet.
American Journal of Science contains
of the figure drawn one windy day,
ail tbe changes and lulls ot the
and making a very carious compli
cated fif ure.
Isvehtioss A. A. Frew, 56 8. Canal
Chicago, wants oanvaesura for all
of the Wei. Bend fur areolars.
BEYOND YOSEMITE. A Trip to Cathedral Valley-The
BEYOND YOSEMITE. A Trip to Cathedral Valley-The Grandest Scenery in the Sierras-A
Locality Welt Worth the Visits of
Correspondence of the San Francisco Morning
THE LITTLE YOSEMITE
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Tne scenery of tbe Little Tosemite is not
comparable to. that of tbe Great Yoeemite
for grandeur, but there are many charm
ing views' and the air is so invigorating
tuat it will doubtless become a levonte re
sort. There' is a beautiful fall near the
head of the valley, which we took the lib
erty of naming. "The Silver Chain,' and
hope others will perpetuate the
Whioh itself best describes the Fall.
- Icaving the Little Yosemite, we fol
lowed, as best we might, the old ' Mono
trail, which has grown so dim with disuse
that it requires keen eyes and good wood-
eratt to follow it. . fortunately Duncan
bad pointed out to us tbe prominent
peaks near which we should pass, - and
described--' our- ' route ' e minutely
thai we found our way with, ease where
we should otnerwise have surely been
lost The scenery alon; this day's
march was truly wonderful, and I doubt
very much if we saw anything to surpass
it. Bahind us, and always in sight, lay
the alerced group ot mountains, with alt.
Clark looming up black against tbe sky.
it3 summit resembling some piece of Moor
ish architecture. On our right was the
great black mass of peaks which surround
Mt. oyeii, and among them lay tut snow
fields, covering thousands of acres, while
still beyond could be seen the ranges about
the head of the can Joaquin, so wild and
broken in their shapes that I could com
pare them to nothing but waves of a chop
ping sea. uo our leu we pa sea near to
the Half Dome, which from that point of
view looks like nail et a gigantic cheese as
muoh as anything, and the Cloud's Best
whioh is, on this side, very broken and
rugged in appearance. .
About the middle of the afternoon we
made a halt in Feldspar Valley, as charming
a spot as can be found in these mountains.
The vallev is about three miles lone, and
level and smooth like a meadow; the
crass is exoellent. and while our horses art-
proved of it on the score of usefulness, we
could never tire of admiring its beautiful
deep green, mottled&s it was with a pro.
fusion of daises, butter-cups, . painted
eathers, and many other wild flowers.
Game was very plenty; deer and grouse
abounded, and we often saw the tracks of
bear. From one of the hills near by we
found a splendid view of tbe lose mite,
which I ean best describe as being the re
verse of tbe celebrated view from Glacier
Point, looking up tbe eanon between the
domes. The JtUll Dome forms the chief
feature of this view, and looks almost like
the head of a tortoise, stretched up into
the air a few thousand feet. So wonderful
is this view that it alone would repay a
pilgrimage to this spoL The Lake of the
Domes also lies near Feldspar Valley, and
is a lovely little sheet of water, and takes
its name from the fact that around it stand
six domes similar to those of Yosemite.
four of which stand on the very shore of
the lake. - .
THE CATHEDRAL PEAK
From Feldspar valley to Cathedral peak
is only four or five miles, bnt the trail is
very rough and bard to end, and the
scenery is of intense interest. . Approach-
ing from this side, the (Jathedial looks
somewhat like the facade of a Gothio
chapel, newly built, clean, and in perfaet
repair; bnt when one nears it. and views it
from its western side, it suddenly seems to
loom Bp to far, greater siaa, and takes
u,e form of a very old cathedral, more
nearly of the Roman than the Gothio style.
Mmtrufei . tmmii. f h. iki.,.
at Caen. Tbe resemblance to
wondf rful. There is the tower
mx Dames at
church is wt
uivuiu tuiua, nwvtv vuo tctot ... i m umq
Xwo ujyely lakes lie at the foot of Cathed-
i .v- -i.i. ki, ,ii.
just across either of these lakes rises a
mountain not less remarkable than the
n,ikii ' Tk. nlit rwirf nnnU .w
nmomt.i -;tk mi. k.
uiv . .: . v Xt a
Mwxa wuau vua .autc w lsj ji uiuo, tutu
somewhat out of repair, and a few strag-
BUna damns of bnahes crown in the ere-
of the rock suggests ivy. Windows
perfect. This peak is 11,000 feet above
the level of the sea, and about 3.000 feet,
Bhould think, above the valleyat its base.
a sad misnomer, for it does not resem
ble a court-house at all but it does look
surprisingly like an old half ruined
abbey, and from whatever aide it is
seen, this appearance is the same.
strong is this resemblance tbat one
can hardly conceive that it is simply an odd
freak of Dame Nature, and not a bona fide
abbey. At the food of the larger of the
two lakes, before mentioned, is a pretty
little fall, and from the rocks above it one
gets a fine view of Lake Penay a and Mount
Hoffman, within an hour s walk or climb
of Cathedral, is tbe TJnioorn peak, which,
seen from the north or south, looks like
horn of that fabled animal, but viewed
from other points of the compass, suggests
facade of some old feudal castle. Near
is a medley of nameless peaks whose
shapes suggest a new of the monu
ments and gravestones - of xxme Moun
tain, as Been through a very powerful
magnifying glass, and one immense moun
tain, whose shape reminds me of a gigan-
tiefineoouau, with most of the teeth bro
and tbe rest filled in with dirt If
has done anything to surpass this re
in point of grotesque forms of rock
mountain, I have never heard of it
These mountains are all too steep for snow
lie on them, but wherever there is a ra
or a cliff to bold it it lies all the year
round, especially on the north side. Little
lakes abound. Not a mountain is there bnt
a mirror at its feet to reflect its beauty.
I half imagined that they would leel
it they could only see their images,
glowing iu tbe rosy light of a mountain
sunset shadowed in the orystal waters.
The granite which composes these peaks
or a light yellowish gray, a color pecul
susceptible to those changes of hue
which are caused by passing clouds or
it, or tne glow of morning and evening.
Sunset above all, is incomparably beauti
at the lower Cathedral lake. The
king most have a favorite haunt
for nearly half the trees show the
marks of lightning, and if the storm we
experienced in the locality was a fair spec
l should say tbat it rains, hails.
snows, and thunders a liUle harder here
anywhere else on the globe, and does
all at the same time. Storms are
frequent but fortunately they always
in the afternoon and : clear away be
sunset Why this is so, I leave to the
vans to explain.
Hoon.tun's Oebxas Brrrxxs. We cHo the
following from the editorial columns of tbe
Leader, Cleveland, Ohio, one cf the most in-
nuenuai papers ot tne west: m calling
attention of our readers to this valuable
preparation, we do so with a fall conviction
it is a highly scientific remedy for Dvs-
ana all Ul teases arising from a disor
dered state of the Liver or btomachv In
making this assertion, we are sustained by
testimony oi many or tne eminent pro
fessional man of the oonnttv. Lawyers.
physicians and clergymen all bear witness to
great nseminees. it contains no alcohol
ic stimulant but ia purely medicinal, being
eompoonded from the prescription of one of
most eeieDraiea pnysicisns of his day, and
well known and used bv the faculty of the
time. It ba been before the pnb-
in its present snaoe lor over twenty veara.
during that tame has become known all
the world. To those in need of a rem
of this charaotar, we would say procure
ones, and do not waete your time and
on the many worthless compounds
now fiVind the market; and these who are
in immediate want of it, we would advise
be prepared to battle with disease by
it always in the b"nee.
Hootland'a Orrman Ti.nic combines all the
ingredient of tbe Bitters, with purs Hants
Itnm, nnnjre, anine, etc. It ie used for
came dieeawe aa tbe Bitters, In oases
some alcoholic stimulant is reonired.
a preparation of rare ralne, and is most
agreeaule to the palate.
A Rhenish Legend.
A Zurich correspondent of the St. Louis
Republican, writing of the town of Bhff
nausen, Switzerland, says: anere is a iuis
old cathedral there, dating from 1101; a
castle or fortress eommanding the town.
which dates from the fourteenth century.
It was renewed during tbe great famine of
1564, in order to afiord support to tne in
digent. Like all old castles, it has Us le
gends. One of the most interesting con
nected with this I will relate. The le
gend saith, that during the Crusade the
lord of the castle went on to me noiy war,
leaving behind him a young wife to whom
he was recently wed. After a long time
he returned. He arrived - one very dark
night precisely at nine o'clock on the bank
of the Khine, opposite his castle. Impa
tient to behold his wife to whom he had
been so long absent he could net brook the
delay of boat or daylight, but plunged in
to the rapid waters, attempted to swim
across, and was lost.
The disconsolate wife had an immense
bell of silver made, hung in the great
tower, and set apart a large sum of money.
the interest of whioh was to support per
son whose whole duty should be to ring
this bell every night at nine o clock, in
commemoration of the sad event which oc
curred precisely at that hour, and as it
happened only four or five hundred years
ago, we know the time to bs exact. . After
this loud expression of her grief she retired
to a convent for life, thereby Betting widows
a very exemplary example. In the course
of time the French stormed the castle, and
very ungallantly melted this bell for mer
cenary purposes. It was replaced by one
of baser metal, which is rung for fifteen
minutes, beginning et nine o'clock every
night and will be by .the conscientious
Shaffhausites until the end of time. The
present bell-ringer is an old man, who told
me that he had performed this duty nine
teen years. ' 1 -
The Earthquake's Effect on Oil Wells.
The Titusvitle Herald of Sanday ssys:
a ttusvuie, as the principal city of the
oil region, was naturally "within the
oeit, a taot we are pleased to note, and of
waicn this distinguished visitation is a
first-class recognition. What may be the
effect upon the petroleum roport for Octo
ber is yet to be ascertained. From tbe
apparent lineol the convulsion, due north
from tbe McCray farm, it would not be
surprising if the great petroleum caverns
of that locality were to be emptied into the
subterranean tankage of unuroh at on.
Taking that view of the phenomenon, it
will be to most operators a "blessing in
disguise," and however shocking to people
of nervous sensibilities, cannot be too of
ten repeated in the neighborhood of aban
A correspondent of the same journal,
writing from ohamburg, says
"A Uttle before noon to-day a light shock
of earthquake was distinctly fait by the
citizens of this locality, and many sup
posed that another nitro-glyoerine explo
sion cad taken place. At several of the
wells peculiar phenomena were observed.
In one ease, upon the Clark farm, a well
tbat produces fifteen barrels of oil sud
denly commenced to flow at the rate of
about thirty barrels per day, then dropped
off, and for an hour scarcely yielded any
oil. Some demoralization occurred among
land owners lest the bottom had fallen out
of tbe territory and the production ceased.
bnt the crevice-searcher proves tnat it is
How to Have a Loving Wife.
A correspondent sends the following to
uie x-arauoiogioai journal :
If you would have a loving wife be as
gentle in your words after as before mar
riage; treat her quite as tenderly when a
matron as a miss: don't make her maid
of all work and ask her why she looks less
tidy and neat than when
you first knew
ner: don t buy cheap, tough beer, and
scold her because it does not eome on the
I,, , H., .. .
table "P"i house;" don t grumble about
squalling babies if you can't keep up a
"?nrae1rT. sua rememoer that oaoy" may
take after papa In his disposition: don't
smoke and chew tobacco, thus shatter your
nerves and spoU your temper, and make
vo0 breath a nuisance, and then complain
um jvu w tto ucviiuro v mo j VU j UUllia
joyous and cheerful to your wife and tell
her the good news you have heard, and not
silently put on your hat and go eut to tbe
"club" or "lodge," and let her afterward
learn that you spent the evening at the
opera or at a fancy ball with Mrs. Dash.
Love your wife, be patient; remember that
you are not perfect but try to be; let
whisky, tobacco and vulgar company alone;
spend your evenings with your wife, and
live a decent Christian life, and your wife
will be loving and true 11 you did not mar
a thoughtless beauty without sense
worth: it you did. who is to blame if you
suner tne consequences t
Tbe following ' speech is attributed to
member of the Legislature ot Pennsyl
ranis: ."I know wimun, Mr. Speaker; I
it in no disrespect I know um, I
have had a heap to do with um. They're
useful class, and and, yet with the best
em yon may have trouble."
The Pekin Gazette of July contains
some interesting matter in connection with
Chinese civilization generally, and more
particularly with the treatment of disease
means of portions of the human body
off for tbe purpose. This, yon will
has some bearing on the Tien-Tain af
the immediate cause of which was the
belief that tbe missionaries used children s
as a medicine. Ma-ksin-yi, the Got.
ernor General of the two Kiang (Kiang-aau
Kiang-se), memorializes the throne to
effoct that a young girl of Kiang-ning-fu
eut off two joints of one of her fingers
put it into tbe medicine which her
mother was taking for a disease which tbe
physicians had pronounced incurable. Tbe
traditional and orthodox Chinese ' custom,
which (as the memorial says there are
numerous precedents even in recent years.
to eut off a portion of the flesh of the
thigh. . This, the young girl, sged only
fifteen, at nrst actually attempted to do,
had not either strength or courage
nough io oomplete tbe operation. The
Governor General indulges in boundless
laudations f . this most commendable act
filial piety, which had, of course, itf
reward in the immediate recovery of the
mother. - He - begs that tbe - em
will bestow . some exemplary
reward on the child, such as the erection
a tnumphal arch in the neighborhood,
commemorate the act By this means.
says, filial piety all over the world will
receive eneouragemant -The Emperor, in
reply, refers tbe matter to tne Li-Pa
consideration, t he family ot the girl
respectable, her father being an expec
tant TaotaL It is to be hoped an abstract
this interesting memorial will appear as
of the precis of the .rexm uazatte in
next Cyole; and surely the editor can
not allow such a touching instance of Chi
filial piety and such a convincing
of Chinese civilization to pass with
its meed of praise.
iLiusTBATivs of the French national
the following is of interest: On a
military review, Admiral Caillez, pass
ing by the Twenty-first battalion, baited
front of a private of the National Guard
the sixth company, who . wore on his
uniform the Grand Cross of the Le
of Honor, studded with diamonds.
greeted him as M. Duruy, tbe former
Minister of Publio Instruction, for it was
"Your place is at the head of the
battalion," said the Admiral. "My place,"
the Minister, "is in the ranks oi
defenders of my country. Soldiers
do better for commanders." "We
meet again on the ramparts," added
Admiral. "That is our duty, replied
Duruy, "and we shall fulfill it witb
ooorage, firmness and suoces."
PBUssixa's White Wine Vinegar is just the
to keep pickles. Ask for it
Chinese Superstition. CURRENT PARAGRAPHS.
round of domeetio Hie: A hoop-
THsTexans are severely attacked by dip-
An exit Faying an i. for your wife a
Foux. water a duck pond.
Plat savans theOsages. -A
spottxd tail apeaeock.
A dkad set those killed in battle.
Gams is abundant in Arkansas.
In Paris, butter is S3 a pound.
TmsY are catching smelt down East.
In Nevada, sheepskins are a legal tender.
Cotnmi Indians the O-gal-lalla Siaux.
A sharp piece of literature: Tbe lancet
Plbadino at tbe bar: Begging for a
Diamonds were first polished and cut in
1439. ; ' ' -
What is home without a mother? On
short. - ' -
TtTw.-wrwTow niinniu.- hA a, KiKw
New Yobi has 1,200 cheese factories in
operation. - . .
A utBoB Swedish emigration to America,
Saxdt Hnx, N. Y., has a paper called the
How to "build a house for nothing use
freeaton Pane. - - . -
Nike new steamboats are now being built I
atPitteburg, Pens. . , - I
A Kit savings bank is to bs established
atColttmbas, Georgia. , . , .
Tasks is great activity in England in en-1
A Hurr to suburbans save the dead
leaves for the garden.
Thb making of a good fitting coat is only
a matter of form.
The property of New Orleans is assessed I
listmento for the army..
Tan whole neighborhood of Talbotton.
Ga., was married last week.
Tn Prince Imperial of Japan is taking
piano loasons of a Yankee.
Japax imitates the United States, with a
TnaBSKDto machines have killed forty
persons in aowa this season.
Ba are plentiful in the mountain.
above San Antonio, Texas.
Tan Montgomery exhibitors all took
prizes at the Opelika, (Ala.) fair.
A nrnto Georgian has directed an old
well to he used as his grave.
LountvnxB oontinues to groan over hat
departing Southern trade.
What is it that nobody wants, yet no
body likes to lose? A lawsuit
Thb average production of new war
song3 in Germany is two a day. ...
Bxmo always little late is an unfortunate
obaractenstio of seme men. .
A bbtdx of 98 and a groom of 89 were re
cently married in New Hampshire.
Thb prohibition ticket in Ohio received
about 3, 000 votes.
o class put more real feeling into their
. , , , , . , . .
vocauou than the piclkpockets,
NnvB thousand acres of good land fai
Minnesota were recently sold for $34,000.
Stovb dealers are becoming very popu-
lar men. Everybody wants to see them. ' I
Falubo down stairs with glasses on de-1
stroyed an eld lady's sight in Maryland.
1 ' b I
Why is a pig with a twisted tall like a I
ghost in Hamlet? Because it could a tail I
, , , , . I
xiowktbb raucna pawnoroaers snoo may
.m. it 1. . I , m I I
w.vwwn "J W Wll, ..II. hwm. I
LAwagBCE, Kansas, boasts of twelve
churches and twenty houses of prostitu
tion. . . . .
Ik pocket-pickiDg as in almost every
thing else, a man never succeeds until he
gets his hand in. ... - .
Ix a game of cards a good deal depends
good playing, and good playing on a
good deal. -i .
A BXBamia contradiction: . Money whioh
got extremely easily may be said to be
At Pittsburg, a collector went to dun a
debtor, who got so indignant that he shot
Sadlx so : The French wanted, not Ber
wool, but Berlin worsted, but they've
Ssuca, Alabama, has a public library.
was established by tbe chamkst of com
merce of that city.
disease has destroyed over
i season in the vicinity of
Met honor sincerity, an the creed of I
every clime is this: "An honest man's Ue I very
noblest work oi God.
Thb Choctaw eounoil isiu scrfcon at
Armstrong academy, 30 miles southeast of
Boggy Depot, Ark.
IiAFAXBTrB. Indiana, complains that her
streets are paved with "two foot of old
boots and hoop-skirts. '
Thb overcoat thieves,, who do such a
thriving business during, the winter, have am
already begun operations.
DrjBjcta 1369 there were sold by 12 manu
facturing companies in this country 320,
sewing-mac b.in s,
It is not what we do, it is not our his
that makes us divine it is what we
and what we are to be forever.
Gex. Wuxkh, of Cincinnati, who did
work in our war, is in Frankfort-on
Ovbb 200.000 Bibles, Testaments, and
have been distributed to the Ger
man troops and prisoners, ,
Cheapzb meat is demanded by all class
es. The exorbitant profits of middlemen
the cause of the high prices.
Nbw Yobb paper has a discourse upon
"Lying as a Political Force." Upon whioh
another paper, ooaimenting, gays that "Ly
ing has become a political necessity."
Thb matrimonial market is reported
in Hickman, Ey. The Couriei quotes
marriageable ladies from 16 to 83 years in
demand for fair to prime.
stbsozb stepped into a New Orleans
called for a drink, and, putting
a two-dollar bill, wrote npon the back
"the last of $700' as a valedictory.
nine eases out of ten the biggest bigot
the world is the man who preaches np
liberality, and the man who ean hate you
is he who addiesses yoa in loftiest
bot of 12 years of age, sentenced to
eonfinement in the Chicago reform school
escaped from it 22 times in suoeession
declares he will not stay there.
Oxb of the religious papers has a con
demnation of those popularity seeking
preachers who give a "hogshead of words
every pint of sense," which is none too
. . . . l .
'Com a, dont be timid." said a couple of
snobs to two mechanics; "sit down
make yourselves our equals." "We'd
to blow our brains out to do that"
Mas. Ofhsxia Bzxxett, of Kiohmond.
stepped upon a parlor match, Friday,
was ignited, and setting fire to her
burned her so that she died next
Young Folks' Department.
Boy, at all tlmea tell the tratll.- .
Let no Lie deals thy youth.
If thou'rt wrong, be thins the straws
Speak the truth, sad bear the blame.
Truth is honest, truth is sure;
Truth is atrons;, and moat endure:
Walsebsod lasts a aiasts day, - - - ...
Then it raniahes sway.
Boy, st all times ten the truth:
Let nc lis deals thy youth. 3 "
Troth is steadfast, euro, and fast.
Certain to prevail at but.
THE RUDE PLAYMATE.
ak leaf and map'.e leaf 1" hear the wind can, '
Beech leaf and willow leaf, flutter and fall I
Bad leaves snd yellow leaves, onus and brown,
Dance on your shaken bouyha, danos snd come
. down I ' j , j i
m bs your playfellow: careless and say, ' "
WsH go sporting sad raoiog through the whole
Up In the air or overthe aroundV . . . .
H errily, merrily whirling around, '
Hither and thither wherever 1 Mow
Over fhs Mile sad the Aeids, you ehalt go 1
"Bed leavs sad jsllew leaves, flatter snd fall t
Coma tome, oome to aw ! hear the wind call.
Fair arw bis proseises. - Ofl naa w sough. ,
Down cornea s pretty red maple leet now.
Poor little leaf I by to-nisht it will bo
Wlahina- aaaia it were back on tbe Wee. .
Buds la the wild wind, and rouffh is his play, '
Aad colri ki the tvi in the wet chili? clar.
The New York Juvenile Asylum on
- The dear little boy and girls who read
this column of our paper by the bright
warmth of noma nresides, with loving .
papas and mammas close at hand, ought te -
think sometimes ot the homeless little ones
m grat cities. Other people sometansji;
Minis ui kuoui. . niuoicounui ma.
iv.lnn nrvul man in Vtf. Yfc , ,Vuwi
establishing a home for them; and now
mure won wwa nunareu utue uaionn.
nates are gathered, into- th hosaw every-'
yaac, and made clean and comfortable and
happy., They are taught in large sun
shiney schoolrooms, and fed in dining,
room that beats - the New hail for size.
I They have a gymnasium, a croquet ground.
I all kinds of topis for carpentering, garden-.
noemenumg, era., aoa naming anas
mine in them at one time. - In the course
of six or eight months or as fast as suit
able homes can be found they are sent
away, and their places refilled by another
seven hundred from the streets. .
A lady who has lately visited this Asv. "
turn says something very beautiful about
tbe httle girls dormitory whioh she vis
ited just after they had gone to bed. The
great room had more than a hundred little
white beds in it and in every bed was a
Ettle girl. They were softly bidding each .
other "Good-night !" or shyly reaching to
clasp hands from one bed to the other.
"By and by the Matron made a signal,
and Ant mnl tit. hnnflHjl Ut.MM .
as if a miiUa hA v,.n' kiwiTr '
You eonid have heard a ran fall. Wnw.
Children," she said, "t is time for ns to .
go. If yon wish, yoa may chant before
,d. and every child lay motionless. Wa-
moved toward the door and listened. It
wan owuujuj. axore tnan a nunareu oniia
ish voices chanting the Lords s Prayer t
As the last notes of the "Amen" died
away, we could just distinguish the chil- -dren's
forms in the twilight A soft
breeze came in through the windows, the
last mint Cood faded from the September
sky, and the night closed softly and ten
derly about them.
"A few hours later we went in again.
There they lay sleeping in the moonlight !
of young eyelids beautiful with peaee; of
plump httle cheeks pressed against uncon
scious pillows; of white arms thrown care- -
lessly over restful heads; of tumbled hair
catching sudden lights from the moonlit '
windows. 'Angels of little children !" I
whispered. I was thinking of Little NelL
Moonlight never seemed so tender to me,
before. It came in like mother-love, with
its proud lights and gentle shadows
making tbe plainest beautiful, and the
beautiful angelic 1 Not homeless wander--
era, now, nor idle vagrants, nor cruel-bora
babies, hunted into ways of sin, but
happy children far off in dreamland, tak
ing with them the holy and helpful les
sons of the; day." r .,..,:
The Last Swallow.
the swallows were flying off to the
South; except one dear little swallow ; and
k. m:A . u . ti I I , - j i
k -v, k k. a i k
smw agavsnsvswaaw uuiuo wutun uo aa flwva vwu Ul"
ingfand he did not want to leave them, v
Besides, he knew a httle boy and girl
who used to feed him; aud he thought they
would miss him if he flew off many long.
long miles to the South, where there is no
,k. n 'tio . -
I v J - m
eome with them, and fly off In the annnw
South, but still he lingered, and did not 1
care to go.
"Follow, follow, follow, . 4
swallow, swallow, swallow r
v. .i .. k-. ki j;j . i j .i
""S UM1C1,, WU UK UtLt UUI MOW MITWH
Then a black cloud came over the sky.
and a chill bteeze swept down over the
earth; and the httle swallow thought to
himself, "That must be the breath of old
Winter of whom I have heard so muoh, and
from whom all the birds of our family fly '
off because they do not like him. I have
half a mind to stay and see what he is like.".
So the little swallow staid and staid, toll
was too late for him to join his frieids;
and then it eame on to snow. And the Ut
tle swallow thought to himself, "Oh ! I
don t like this at all The grass is all cov
ered with white; and where are all the flies
gone? What shall 1 do for food?" i
The little boy and , girl who had been
kind to him saw him, and let him know
that they were willing to take care of him, '
feed him. Ha new round their heads
once, twice, three times,, as if to say, .
"Good-by, dear Uttle friends: I will be
back again next spring, when the violets -are
in bloom." . -. ....
Then the last swallow flew off in a
straight line for the South, and left the,,
rude, cold Winter behind him, and flew 1
flew till he found all his fellow-swal- .
lows, where the trees and bushes were yet
green: and his fellow-swallows were aU
glad to see him; for they had been
afraid he waayost . , -,-1 Jdaxat. ,
The Gray Squirrel.
winter my brother bad a gray squirt ,
given him. It was a Uttle wee thing,
it was cross. ' So the man who owned
told Gilbert he would give it to him if he
would pick it up. Bertie was afraid, and
another bow nicked it no and said. "Ho. I
afraid, but the man said "No, I want
Bertie to pick it up." so he did, and it bit
Bat he would not drop it because
wanted it so bad. It was no bigger
a field mousef?) and had on collar
chain. We gave him some wool and
made a nest in the kitchen closet
Mother said the chain was too cruel, so we
it off, . and he ran about the house;
be was always wild. One day I caught .
in my hood and sat down to hold him. -
we both fell asleep.
jus name was Adudaume, but he didn
it In the summer he went up stairs
got out on the roof and made him m
out of some bits of cloth and twigs
tbe spout snd Uved there a while, but
soon ran away.
Tn will of the late John G. - Mix, now
the Supreme Court of Errors, at
Hartford, Conn., contains the following
curious provisions: "I give to my beloved
C J. Mix, in trust lor the mainten
ance of herself during her life, and th
maintenance of .my daughter, E. F. Mix.
long as she remains single; and to my
beloved son, Geo. H. Mix, a sum not ex
ceeding (400 per year. The two daughters
widow I allow $5,000 each, provided
die without children. To my son-in- .
J. H., I bequeath $2,500, provided
wife dies before him. without children.
property is to descend to my grand
children that may be bom twenty years
my death. The will was written by
deceased himself, and bequeaths an
valued at $150,000.
Tbzt rather imposed upon Mr. Greeley
west In Lawrence he was taken in a
carriage to see the city and its improve- .
Keeping him engaged in conver
sation, the irreverent scamps of his escort
five or six times around a square, at
circuit passing a very fin building in
of erection. At about the fifth
Horace broke forth: "WelL well.
Lawrence is growing rapidly. Why, there
very large number or fine buildings go
ing up. Dont you fancy there is a tittle
monotony in the architecture, though?"
Nixssow is to occupy the splendid suit
at tbe Bevere House, Boston, firs
by Jennie Lind, and since known by