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AFTER THE ATTACK.
Theerash of battle hu diM away.
Tbe hUek-mouthed cannon are Swat, j
Wlitd end waited and thought the bray
Of the trampet would mw coma,
earaei and wned, and the deadly Hot ) , . -'Wooes
not the calm of erasing quiet. 1
u bravely carried, aa bravely held.
That RM vtuM th H.tt -v mhttA .
Sid job mark, mid the cannon's roe) bow bay
When oar Brat wild rash waa taH and repelled.
At we dipped in oar comrade's blood
whom the fallen showed, like waifs of tba sea.
How near we had surged to Tictorj ?J
K? Z aooe- WhUe their ebouts etUl rang
W7 w creator name ana emote,
with a niiehty sweep Bnawed we sprang.
We spwrred their shout with our trumpet's dans
Their fir with Immm m... .
Wcoauf-ht like au e :ho their vaontfnj; cry
As they flinched from the charce dtanairirja
I they fl Inched from the charge despairingly J
We shouted then, and our oomradee cheer
Aa we marched war-weary and worn;
The busies ring out triumphant and clear
As our banners pa, and we cannot bear.
Mid the clamor of Toioe and born.
The moans and cries of out brsrett and best '
Who lie, thick-clustered, about tba crest,
To-day for triumph, to-morrow for woe;
When the roll eaU tells its story, -We
an all solas the sound of voices we know, .
And the ghastly saps in our raoka will ahow
The prios we pay for glory; f-
And the joy that we feelatouroomntryB rrnin
Will bedashed lu tha preeeaoe of so mrade's alala
AFTER THE ATTACK. Selected Miscellany.
THE BUSHEL OF CORN.
THE BUSHEL OF CORN. BY Y. S. ARTHUR,
Gray had a neighbor who ws
not the best tempered man -in the world,
though mainly kind and obliging. He was
a shoemaker. His came was Barton, One
day in harvest time, whr-a every hand on
the farm was busy as a bee. this man came
over to farm or txray and said, in rather
petulant tone of voice . .
"Mr. Gray. I wish yon would send over
ana curve your geese home.
. Tin . .
-vrny so, Jir. jjirton, wbat have my
geese oeen aoingr me larmer aalj, in
num. quiet tone. . - , .
They get into my. garden, and I will
not have it.
"I am very eorry for it, ne lghbor Barton,
out wnat ean i ao.
"Why. yoke them, and thus keep them
on your own premises. It's no kind of a
way to let your geese run all over every
farm and garden in the neighborhood."
"But I cannot see to it now. It is har
vest time, fnend Barton, and every man,
woman and child on the farm has as much
as he or she can do. Try and bear it for
Week or so, and then I will see if I ean
possibly remedy the evil.
"I can't bear it, and I won't bear it any
long err the shoemaker said. "So if you
uo nut aus care - 01 mem. men a uray,
hall have to take care of them for you."
"Well neighbor Barton, yon can do
yon please, farmer Gray replied in his
usual quiet tone, "l am sorry that they
trouble you, but I cannot attend to them
"III attend to tbem for yon. see if
don't" the shoemaker said, still more nno.
rily than when he first called upon fanner
"What upon exrth cut be the matter
with the geeee?" Airs. Gray said, about fit
teen minutes afterwards.
"I really cannot tell, unless neighbor
Barton is taking care of them. He threat
ened to do so if I didn't yoke them right
"Taking care of them! How taking care
"As to that I am quite in the dark. Eal
ing them perhaps. He said that if I didn't
take care of them he would. So I suppose
us is engaged in tne neiguoorly business
01 taxing care ot onr geese.
"John! William! Bun over see what
Mr. Barton is doing with m? eeese." lira.
Gray said, in a quick and anxious tone to
two iitue ooys who were plating near.
The urchins scampered ofT, well pleased
to perform any errand. .
"Oh, if he has dered to do anything to
my geese, I will never forgive him!" the
good wife said, angrily.
"fl u-s-h. Sallv! make no rash srjencrii
It is more than probable that he has killed
two or three of them. But never mind if
he has. He will get over his pet, and be
-worry lor lu
"lea, but what good will his being sor
ry do me? Will it bring my geese to life?"
"Ah, well, Saily, never mind. Let us
wait until we learn what all this disturb
ance is about
In about ten minutes the children came
home, bearing the bodies of three geese,
eacn witnout a neaa.
"Oh, isn't that too much for human en
durance," said Mr. Gray. . .
"We fouad them lying out in the road,"
said the oldest of the two two children.
"And when we picked them up, Mr. Bar'
ton said "tell your father that I have
yoked his geese for him, to save him trou
ble, as his hands are ail teo bnsv to do it.'
Td sue him for it!" said Mrs. Gray, in
am wuignan tone.
"And what good would that do?"
"Why it would do a great; deal of good
It would teach him better manners. It
would punish him,
"And punish us into the bargain. We
have lost tnree geese now, but -we still
have their good fat bodies to eat- A law
suit would cost us a good many geese, and
not leave us. ever, so much as the feathers,
besides giving us a world of trouble arid
vexation. No no, Sally, just let it rest,
and he will be sorry for it, I know."
"Sorry for it, indeed! And what good
will his being sorry for it do us, I should
like to know. Next he will kill a cow, and
then we most be satisfied with his being
sorry tor it! Now I can tell yon that
I don't believe in that doctrine. Uor do I
believe any thing about his being sorry,
the crab-bed, ill-natured wretch?
'-Don t call hard names, Sally," farmer
Gray said, in mild, soothing tone.
"Neighbor Barton was not himself when
he killed the geese. Like every other
angry person, tie was just a little insane,
and did what he would not have done had
he been perfectly in his right mind. When
you are a little exoited, yon know, Sally,
that even you do and say unreasonable
"Me! do and and f- -say unreasonable
things!" exclaimed airs. Gray, with a look
and tone of indignant astonishment, "ine
my and do unreasonable things when lam
angry? I don't understand you, Mr. Gray."
. "Maybe I ean help you a little. Don't
yon remember the churn?"
"Yes, but never mind about it." '.
To you nave not forgotten how unrea
sonable you were about the churn. It
wasn't good for anything you knew it
wasn't; and you'd never pu a jar of cream
into it aa long as .you lived tuat you
wouldn't. . And yet, on trial, you found
that ehura the best you had ever used, and
now you wouldn't part with it on any con
sideration. So you see, Sally, that wren
you ean say and do unreasonable thing,
when you are angry, just as well as Mr.
Barton." . -
Mrs. Gray saw thai h-r husband was
right, bat still she felt indipcant at the out
rage committed on her geei-e. So sue took
her three fat geese, and after stripping ofl
their leathers, had them prepared for the
On the next morning, as Mr. Gray wac
going a ;ong the road, he met the shoemak
er, and as they had to pads very near to
each otner, the farmer smiled, and bowed,
and spoke kindly. Mr, Barton looked and
felt very uneasy, but farmer Gray did not
seem to remember the unpleasant incident
of the day before.
- It was about eleven o'clock of the same
day, that one of farrier Gray's little boys
came running to him. and erring
"Oh father! father! Mr. Barton's hogs
axe in our corn field.? .....
"Then I must go and drive them out,"
said Mr. Gray, in a quiet tone.
"Drive tbem out!" ejaculated Mrs. Gray.
"Drivo 'em out indeed! I'd shoot them,
thai' what I'e dol I'd serve him as he ser
ved my geese yesterday!"
"Bat that wouldn't bring the geese to
life again, Sally.". ... .
"I don't oc-ti if it wouldn't. It would
be payiDg Lim in his own coin, and that's
all be deserves " .
"You know what the Bible says, Sally
about grievous words, and they apply with
stronger force to grievous actions. Ko
no I will return neighbor Barton good
for evil. That is' the best way. He has
dons wrong, and I am sure be is sorry for
it. And a I wish him still to remain sorry
for ao 'nnliiiid and tmneighborly an action,
I intend making use of the best means for
keeping him narry."
Then you will be revenged on turn, my
"No t a !y not revenged. . I am not an
witii neighbor Barton, but while I am
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M'CONNELSVILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25,
WHOLE NO. 219.
talking here, ' his hogs axe destroying my
corn." ...... . . . . . , . s
And so saying, former Gry hurried -off
towards his corn field. When he arrived
there, he found four 1&T9 h"go tearing
down the stalks, and pulling off and eat.
iugUie ripe ear of corn. They had already
destroyed a good deal. But he drove them
out very calmly, and put up the' barn
through which they bad entered and then
commenced gathering ua : the -half tateu
ears of corn, and throwing tliem ont in tha
lane, for the hogs that had been so suddec
y disturbed , in the process of getting a
noeral meat. . As be was thus escaeedMr.
Barton, who had from his own bouse, seen
the burner turn the hogs out oi hi eom
field, came nurriedly tip, and said, -
"! am very sorry, Mr. Gray, ind' ed 1
am, that my hogs have done this! I will
most cheerf ully pay you for wbat they have
destroyed. .- i
vn, never anno, friend Barton never
mind. Suuh thincs will hannen occairtnn.
ally. My geese, ou know, annoy you very
murn coeneumes. :
Don't speak of it, -Mr. -Grar. Tev
didn't annoy me hall so much aa I im
agined they did. But how much corn do
you think my hogs have destroyed?. One
bushel, or two buahelis? Or how much?
Let it be ebtia&'.ed, and I will pay you
. "No, no Not for the world, friend Bar
ton. Such things will happen sometimes
And, besides, some of my men must have
left the bars down or your hogs never
oould have got in. So don t think any
more about it. It would be dreadful if one
neighbor could not bear a little with an
other. AU this cut poor Mr. Barton to the heart
His own ill natured lacgnageand conduct.
at a much smaller trespass on his rights,
presented itself to his mind, and deeply
mortified him. After few moments si
lence, he said.
"The fact is, Mr. Gray: I shall feel bet
ter if you will let me pay for this corn. My
hogs should not be fattened at von ex
pense, I will not oonsent to its being done.
So I shall insist on pavins ou for at least
one bushel of com, for I am sure they have
destroyed mat macn, u not more.
But Mr. Gray shook his head and smiled
pleasantly, as he replied
uou t trunk any thing more about it
neighbor Barton. It is a matter deservios
of no consideration. - No doubt my cattle
have often trespassed on you, and will tres
pass on you again. Let ua then bear and
All this cut the shoemaker still deeper.
and he felt still less at ease in mind biter
he parted from the farmer, than he did
"You told him tout mind very nlainlv.
I hope," said Mrs. Gray, as her husband
"I certainly did," was his reply.
"I'm glad you did! I hope he will thick
twice before he kills any mors ot
'I expect you are right. Sallv. I don't
think we shall be troubled again,"
"And what did you say to him!" And
what did he say for himseli?"
Why he wanted very much to oav me
for the corn his pigs had eaten; but I
wouldn't hear to it. I told Lim that it
made no difference in the world. That
such accidents would happen sometimes.
"Certainly, I did."'
"And that's the way you eooke vonr
niina to nimr
Precisely. And it had the desired ef
fect. It made htm feel ten times worse
than if I had spoken angrily to him."
ell, perbaps you are richt." Mrs. Grav
said, after a few moments of thoughtful si
lence, "l lilte Airs. Barton very much
and now I come to think of it, I should
not wuh to have any difference between
'And so do I like Mr. Barton.' He has
read the Chautauqua Farmer a good deal
and derived instruction from its entertain
ing columns, and I find it very pleasant to
sit with him, occasionally, daring the long
winter evenings, nis cmy fault is his
quick temper but it is much better tor us
to bear with, and soothe that, than to op
pose and excite it, and thus beep both his
family and our own in hot water."
xou are certainly right," Mrs. Gray
said, "and I only wish that I could always
tuink and feel as you do. But i am a lit
tle quick, as they ray."
And so is Mr. Barton. Now just the
same consideration that you would desire
others to have for you, should you exercise
towards Mr. Barton, or any one else whose
hasty temper leads him unto words or ac
tions tnat in calmer and more thoughtful
moments, are subjects of regret," - .
uo toe next day, while Air. Gray stood
i his door from which, he could see ail
over the two or three acres of ground that
tne shoemaker cultivated, he observed two
his own cows in his neighbor's corn
field, browsing away in quite oontented
manner. As he was going to call one of
the farm hands to go over and drive them
out he perceived that Mr. Barton had be
come acquainted with the mischief that
was going on, and had already started for
the field of oom.
How we w ill see the effect of yesterday's
lesson," the fanner said to himself, and
then paused to observe the manner of the
shoemaker towards his cattle in driving
them out of the field. In a few minutes
Mr. Barton came up to the cows hut, in
stead of throwing stones at them, or strik
ing them with a stick, he merely drove
them out in quiet way, and put np-the
bars through which they had entered..
"Admirable! ejaculated Mr. Gray.
"What is admirble?" asked his wile who
came within hearing distance at that mo
"Why the lesson I gave our friend Barton
yesterday works admirably."
"Why two of our cows were in his corn
field a few minutes ago deatrovine the corn
a rapid rate."
"Well! What did he do to them?" in a
quick, anxious tone.
"He drove them out."
"Did he stone them, or beat them?"
"Oh. no. He was as eentle as a child to
"You are certainly jestiDg." t
"NotL Friend Barton has not forest-
ten that his pigs were in my cornfield yes
terday, and that I turned tbem oat with
out hurting a hair of one of them. Now,
suppose I had got angry and beaten his
logs, wnat ao you tftinx the result would
have been? Why; it is as much more prob
able that one or both of our fine cows would
have been at this moment in the condition
Mr. Meilon'a old brindle."
"I wish you wouldn't sut anv IhlWo nn
about old brindle," Mr Or.17 said, trying
laugh, while her fae srrsw red. in Klilrn
her efforts to keep dovn her feelintfs.
"Well. I won t Sallv. if it worries won
But it is such a good ilia" ration, that I
cannot help using it sometimes."
"I am glad he didn't hurt the cows,1'
Mrs. Gray said, after a pause,
"And so am I, Sally. Glad on more
than one account It shows that he has
made an effort to keep dewn his hasty, jr-ritable-
temper and it he can do that, it
will baa favor conferred on the whoU
neighborhood. f?r almost every one com-
plains, at times, of this fault in his char-
"It is certainly the best policy, to keen
fair weather with him" Mrs. Grav remark
"a man of his temper could annoy us
" t hat wora policy, bally, is not a stood
woid," her husband replied. It conveys
thoroughly selfish idea. Now, we oueht
look for some higher motive of action
thiLt. mere policy motives grounded in
correct and unselfish principles." '
- nut what other motive could we pos
sibly have for -putting up with Barton's
outrageous eondnct?" -
Other and lar higher motives, it seems
me. We Khonld reflect that Mr. Barton
uaMirally a hasty temper, and that.
w-u T'Mted. he does thinon for whir-h ha
sorry alter wards and that, in nine cases
out of ten, he is a greater sufferer from
these outbreaks than any one else. In our
aotions towr.rds him, than, it is a much
higher and better nwHive for us to be gov
erned by a tie are to aid mm in tne eorree
tion of this evil, than to look merely to the
protection of ourselves from its effects. Do
you think soT . ... . . "' '.'.,
"Yes. . It does seem so,"
"When thus tnored to action, we are, in
a degree, regarding the wboe neighbor
hotd. for the evil of which we speak affects
au. and, in thus suaanng ourteives 10 oe
governed by such elevated and unselfish
motives, we gain all that we possibly could
have gained under the mere instigation of
policy ana a great aeai mora, rjut to onng
tie -matter into still narrower compass.
In-alf our actions towards him and every
one else, we should be governed by the
simple consideration Is it right? If a
spirit of retaliation be not right -then it
cannot be indulged without a mutual in.
larv Qf course, then, it should never
prompt nMo action, or if cows or hogs get
into my fielnr. garden, and destroy my
property wbi8'o blame most? Of course,
myself, t afcnldrWe kept my fencAin
better repair, -or nlf ge cJoaedraeThe
animals, certainly -are not to blame,' for
they follow only the promptings of nature
and their owners should not be censured,
for they know nothing about it It would
then be very wrong for me te injure both
the animals and their owneis for my own
neglect would it not?
"Yes, I suppose it would.
"So at least it seems to me. Then of
course, I ought not to injure neighbor Bar.
ton's oows or hogs, even if they do break
into my cornfield or garden, simply be
cause it would be wrong to do so. This is
the principle upon walch we should act,
and not from any selfish policy-".
After this there was no more trouble
about farmer Gray's geese or cattle. Some-
tunes the geese would get among Barton s
hogs, and annoy them while eating, but
it did not worry him as it did formerly. If
they became too troublesome, he would
drive them away, but not bv throwing
stir 1 , and stones at them as he once did.
L . d in the fall, the shoemaker brought
in his biil lor work. It was a pretty large
Dili, who sundry credits.
"Pay day has come at last," Mr. Gray
said, good bumoredly, as the shoemaker
presents) bis account "WelL let us see!"
sod be b'ok the bill to examine It, Item si
W i em.
"What is this?" he asked, reading aloud
a credit for one bushel of corn.
"It's some corn I had from you.
'I reckon you must be mistaken. You
never got any corn from me."
"Oh yea I did. I remember it perfect
ly. It's all right"
"Bnt when did you get it, friend Bar
ton? Iam sure that I haven't the most
distant recollection of it"
"My hogs got it," tne shoemaker id,
in rather a low and hesitating tone.
"Yes. Don't you remember when my
hogs broke into your field, and destroyed
Oh, dear! Is that it? Oh, no. no,
friend Barton! I cannot allow that item
"Yes but you must It is perfectly just :
and 1 shall never rest until it is paid.
"I caVt indeed. You couldn't help your
uogs getting into my Held; ana then you
know, friend Barton" (lowering his tone:)
My geese were very troublesome!
The shoemaker blushed and looked eon
fused; but farmer Gray slapped him fami
liarly on tne snouiaer, and said In a lively,
cheerful way - ....... -
"Don't think anything more about it,
friend Barton? And. hereafter let us en
deavor to do as toe would be done by, and
then every thing will go as smooth aa clock
"Bnt you will allow that item in the
bill?" the shoemaker nrged perseveringly.
"Oh no, Ieculdn'tdo that I should
think it wrorjff to make too oav formv own
some of my men's neglienoe in leaving
down tne Dars. -"But
then," (hesitatingly) those geese.
killed three. Let it ga for th m."
"If you did kill tbem we ate them. So
that is even. No no, let the past be for
gotten, and if it makes better iriends and
neighbors of us, we need never regret what
f armer Gray remained firm, and the bill
was settled, omitting the item of "corn,"
From that time forth, he never had a bet
ter neighbor than the shoemaker. The
cows and hogs and geese of both would 00
asionally trespass but the trespassers were
always kindly removed. The lesson was
not lost on either of them, for even farmer
Gray ufed to feel, sometimes, a little an
noyed when his neighbor's cattle broke
into his fields. But in teaching the shoe
maker a lesson, he had taken a little of it
The Unlucky Loser and Fortunate
Who can say, after reading this little
story, that truth is not nearly as strange
ncuou r A young man, a mechanic bv
trade, passed the evening in Brooklyn
about six weeks ago, and was returning to
New York era the ferry-boat about twelve
o'clock. Ninety-nine out of every one
hundred persons rush directly through a
boat to ths end nearest their destination,
but that young man remained on the alter
part until it touched the dock, when he
passed through the ladies' sittine room.
and observed on a seal a lady's satchel and
umbrella. ,very one was hastening off the
boat; there were but three or four ladies
in the whole party, so the vounz man
seized the satchel and umbrella and hur
ried after the receding passengers. Hold
ing both article : alolt, he hurriedly ques
tioned several people. To none of them
belonged the pioperty he had token pos
session. After walking about the ferry-house
some time, he took the captured articles
home. Of course he expected that they
would be speedily advertised, for the
satchel, which was locked, and the um
brella were well worth some reward. But
day alter day passed no advertisement
appeared and he procured a key and
opened the little bag, which contained
Si.Ot'O in Government bonds (unregis
tered), a portmonnaie holding $100 iu cur
rency, a splendid gold watch and chain, a
broken ring, a gold thimble, a locket con
taining an elderly man's portrait, a slip of
pper, and in a female hand written these
words: "I have waited and waited; you
do not come, and I have ceased to
hope. E. P." Upon a marginal piece of
some f oreign newspaper was the name of a
hotel in New York that does not exist
The young mm consulted police head- !
quarters, and he went daily to the morgue
lor some female to come ashore, but now
nearly two uioctbs have gone by and no
trace of the owner has been found. It is 1
only by one of three suppositions this mys-!
terious satchel can be accounted for.
Either murder; suicide or sudden insanity
has overtaken the unfortunate owner.. In
the meantime the custodian of the unex
pected fortune is half out of his wits with
the embarrassment that besets his post,
tion. '. .
Th Louvxx. The fears now so preva
lent that the bombardment of Paris will
destroy ths nrt treasures in that city, it is
stated, -will be dispelled when it is known
that the palace of the Louvre is situated
about three miles from the enciente or en
circling wall. It is further mentioned thri
the detached forts are from 1,600 to 6,000
yards beyond the walls, and tnat the Ger
man army lies from one to three miles be
yond the forts. It is believed that the
works of art will not suffer except in case
slreet fighting should commence, when in
jury might be done by rockets or hand
grenades. It is mentioned as a curious
circnmstanoe in the history of art, that
pietnrc have suffered little by sieges in
modern times. The accidental fire in
which Titian's "Peter the Martyr" per
ished, has, it is alleged, done more injury
to the ait of painting than all the war oi
THE HURRICANE IN CUBA.
Effects of the Two Storms Summed Up.
of the New York
Communications are re-established with
all the districts of the Yoelta Abajo save
that of Pinar del Rio. and in consequence.
I have voluminous particulars of the de
struction canned by the storm oi the 19th
and 20th. These particulars fortunately
show that the extreme- western diotriots of
the island have not enffj red as much as
was feared at the time I penned my last
their known losses being a repetition
of those ;of the districts of Ban Chris
tobal, Guanajay, and San Antonio, report
ed to you on Saturday.and consisting witn
in the totfn and villages of houses blown
down or unroofed, and within the country
portions of damaged buildings, destroyed
sugar-milla, cabins, ana nuts, osown-aown
trees, washed away bridges, and prostrated
cane, banana and tobaeo fields. - The little
flshinff hamlet of Guanima, situated on
the south coast, some thirty or more miles
west of BAt&bano. was the spot worst
sconrrad. for it was almost literally
jwept out of existence of the invading
waters of the pay, not more tnan tnree
houses beinir left standing when the
ten receded. ' Seventeen of the Inhabit
ants, mostly women and children, ers
drowned, the balance, some 200 souls, find'
ing a refuge on the hills back of the ham
let These seventeen drowned persons.
added to those reported from other places
as lost make the destruction of life by the
last storm embrace forty-three persons a
large list but small when compared to the
list of victims tor toe storm on tne nn ana
8th. In pecuniary losses to the island,
immediate and remote, the disproportion
is unfortunately not so great the pecuniary
losses from the last storm being suu ean
mated in the neighborhood of five million
dollars. A much decreased produc
tion of the celebrated Yuelta
Abaio tobacco being counted in to
make up the figures, your American smok
era of choice brands may well reckon upon
soon paying an increased price for their
clears, witn two sucu a read mi scourg
ings of wind and water within so short a
period of time, the people of Cuba may
well remember October of this year as a
fatal month, particularly if one bears in
mind that to the great losses of lives and
properties resulting from the fury of the
two storms must be added the sad ravages
of the cholera, yellow fever and smau-pox,
and those of the war. But lucky, after all-
may there not be two other plagues, hith
erto unknown to this flourishing land.
be also superadded misery and starw-
The effects of the last storm, from all
the reports at hand, were more severely
felt north of this place than west; and.
therefore, a long list of twenty-three ves
sels steamers, ships, barks, brigs, and
schooners wrecked upon the Florida
reefs is not to be wondered at Eleven of
the vessels are American ones, and more
than one half are likely to prove total loss
es aa to both vessels and cargo. As the
agent of the Associated Press in Key West
has sent the list to your city, as well as to
this place, I omit sending it The captain
and crew of one of the vessels to ally lost
the Spanish bark Thomas de Boss, from
New Orleans for Terragona, Spain, with
staves has arrived here, and will be sent
to their homes by the government on the
30th. Oi the fifteen vessels reported in my
last as ashore on the south east a few
miles east and west of Batabano, seven are
yet ashore, including the Delamater gun
boat Alarms, and the coasting steamer
Espana. Ail of these weu viwaglB, Iiuim
ever, are likely to be gotten off in a few
days, with slight injuries received,, the on
ly possible exception being a Hondurian
schooner from Trajillo, and of whose safety
no great hopes are entertained.
General Burriel, Governor of Matanxas,
has published two proclamations, giving
thanks to tnose who assisted the people of
his city during their trying ordeal on the
7th and 8th, and proposing several persons
who particularly distinguised themselves
in saving lives to General Bodas and Be
gent Serrano for "recompenses and dis
tinction that may serve as memorials of
their good deeds and point them out as
benefactors of afflicted humanity. Gen.
Bodas has added his thanks to those of
Governor Burriel, and heartily indorsed
the proposals for recompenses, so that it s
about certain Begent Serrano will grant
what is asked. It may well be a matter of
pride to your readers to know that three
the gentlemen proposed for honorable
rewards are feilow-counirymen.
Explosion at the Powder Mill.
From the Platville Witness.
On Monday night last, at quarter past
ten, a thundering report as heard and the
intelligence at once spread that an explo
sion bad taken plsoe at the powder mills.
These mills are situated about a mile west
our village and are owned by the Laflin
Bend Powder Company. We went out
on Tuesday morning and gathered these
tacts: The building in which the explosion
took place is called the cylinder mill and
used to mix the ingredients before
pressing them. It is usually started in the
evening and left running all night without
any attendant Materials for about 200
kegs of powder were in the cylinders at
the time of the explosion. Of the size and
shape of the building we were enable to
gather any information from anything that
was left in the place where it had previous
ly stood. With the exception of the lower
half of the water wheel and a portion of
the flume, not a vestige of the building or
machinery was left The charred frag
ments were thrown in every direction.
In the cylinders, with the ingredients
were two or three hundred pounds of cop
per balls about three fourths of an inch in
diameter, and many of these were found a
quarter of a mile away. This mill was
somewhat isolated and but little damage
was done to any of the surrounding build
ings. Some of the weather boarding was
knocked off a building about a hundred
yards away, and a number of panes from
the windows of (he different shops sur
rounding, but the destruction in this direc
tion was not half as great as we expected to
and. in one ot tne work-snops a clock
was hanging against the side of the build
ing secured by an iron strip. The explo
sion caused it to tilt forward and stopped
just at the time the explosion took place '
quarter pa t ten. Some of the glass was
broken in the windows of Mr. Jacob Kra
mer's bouse on the hill east of the mill.
is not known what caused the explosion, j
but it is supposed that there was some de
fect in the machinery, and that the fire
was generated by friction. The loss is be
tween $4,000 and $5,000. The works have
been running the dast three months with
out any foreman.
Tbk Cans of Pakis The grand restau
rants at Paris no longer display those at
tractive bills of fare for which they are
celebrated the world over. As far aa
Franca is concerned, the supplies are total
cut on, ana btrasbourg can not rend
her savory paltt de foie rro, Perigord ean
not transmit truffles, Fentainebleau frogs,
nor Burgundy snails. The delicacies of
foreign countries axe also embargoed, and
Bosnia has stopped sending its - wood
cocks, hazel-hens and partridges; Italy Its
kids, laiks and pheasants; England
grouse and mackerel; Norway its salmon
and snipes; Germany its hares and hams;
Spain its quails and olives ; Belgium its oys
ters r.nd pigeons; and Holland its turbo ts
and herrings. In times before the war the
great absorbing question in Paris was, "on
what shall we dine?" but now the question
"Shall one dine at all?" And a corre
spondent says that as the early bird obtains
tne worm, so it is the early diner at the
restauraut alone who can secure the beef
steak with mushrooms.
Mb. Gakdhkb Bbjcwxk. of Boston, had
three valuable horses killed by lightning
his villa in Newport Thursday. His
coachman was also slightly injured. The
norses wore in tne neia, and 1' is supposed
that one of them fell upon the man while
be was attempting to catch them.
A Simple Weather Glass.
This little Instrument, says the Journal
ot Chemistry, U prepared in the following
wav:" Take a etaes about ten inches in
length, and one ra.-h in diameter, fill it up
with the; following . liquid: Two parts
camphor one part nitrate of potash, and
cne part sal ammonia, and dissolve in
spirits of wine, add water until you have
partially precipitated the camphor. , The
extremity of tha tube can-, be left open or
hermetically sealed. The gLiss tube thus
prepared is then fixed in a horizontal po
sition against tne wail or a ooara. -
The changes in the weather are thus indicated:-
- - ! - -,
I. If the weather it to be fine, the com
position of the substance will remain en
tirely at the bottom of the tube, and the
above liquid will be perfectly clear and
' 1 Before the weather- changes to be
come rainy, the peroipilate will rise by de
grees, and small crystalizations similar la
shape to stars, wHl be seen to mors about
the liquid.- - : . -
8. When the storm is imminent, the
precipitate will nearly rise to the top of
the tnbe. assuming the shape of a leaf, or
an assemblage of crystals; tho liquid will
appear to be in a state of effervescence.
This change very often takes place twen-ty-fonr
hours before the change in the
a. The side from which the wind will
blow in a squall will be also indicated by
the pat tides of the substance Boating in
the liquid and assuming the shape of long
6. lu tee Bummer time, the weather, be
ing warm and dry, the crjsUlizitun will
have a tendency to remain lower in the
tube, and the liquid will also be more trans
The amount of orystalized particles
which will be seen floating in the liquid
will be a sure sign or indication of fine or
bad weather; will depend entirely upon
the suddenness of the change in the
weather which is to take place, acting in
the most energetic way on the composition
The value of this simple instrument to
forewarn of an impending eiorm, and also I
W IUUJH1Q UieWUUUUMWDUl HU, wnuuoi,
will be readily appreciated by those whese
occupations are affected in the change of
Projectiles Thrown into Strasbourg.
From the North German Correspondent.
During the regular siege of Strasbourg,
eight different kinds ef artillery were em
ployed bihe Prussians, and four by the
Baden troops; 241 guns in all were used.
They belonged to the following classes: 40
were leng-rified twenty-four pounders: 12
short-rifled twenty-four pounders; 64 rifled
twelve-pounders; 20 rifle six-pounders; 2
rifle twenty-one centimetre mortars; 19
fifty-pound, 20 twenty-five pound, and 30
seven-pound smoo the-bore mortars. Be
sides these the Baden troops employed for
the purpose of bombarding tie citadel, 16
nne twenty-four pounders, 18 nfle twerve
pounders, 8 sixty-pound mortars, and 4
twenty-five pound mortars.
During the bombardment the above-
mentioned 241 guns cast 193,722 balls.
shells, and projectiles of various kinds in
to the fortresH. Of these 162,600 were
fired by the 197 Prussian, and 31,122 by
the 44 Baden guns.
lbe following list shows bow the guns
148,000 grenades were nred by the Ion
rifled twenty-four pounders, 45,009 gren
ades by the rifled twelve-pounders, 8,000
grenades by the rifled six-pounders, 6,000
.hrafiemi o halls ay-th stood t wanly fnn
pounders, ' 11,000 shrapnel Bhells by the
rifled twelve-pounders, 3.000 long gren
ades by the fifteen-centimetre cannon, 600
long grenade shells by the twenty-one-centimetre
mortars, 15,000 fifty-pound
bombs, 20,000 twenty-five-pound bombs.
23,000 seven-pound bombs by the smooth
The number of projectiles cast was.
therefore, as we have said, 193,722 in all;
as the regular attack lasted thirtr-one
days, it follows that on an average 6,249
were thrown every day, 269 every hour, and
from 4 to 5 every minute.
Adventures of some Uhlans At Fontainleblean.
Let me teO you the story of the adven
tures of some Uhlans at Fontainebleau re
cently, just before the fighting took place
near there. A fellow voyageur, just from
Tours, and who was in Orleans when the
Prussians came so near there, told me this,
with all the French flavor possible. About
four days ago the Mayor of Fontainebleau
gathered the City Council around him,
and they were passing war measures vig
orously when there was a clatter in the
court-yard, and in rode forty Uhlans
lances in rest and pistols cocked and half
drawn from the holster.
One leap from his horse and entered the
council-room. "The keys of the city,"
said he iu French. The Mayor was not at
Irightened and replied: "We have no
keys Fontainebleau is an open town !"
"Well, then, let us know where we can
lodge and prepare at once the necessary
rations for a corps of 30,000 men only a
hours behind." "AU right," said the
Mayor, and at the same time mads a t-fgn
the council; "let us conduct ces Mes
sirurt to the chateau, since we most, and
there, gentlemen, you will find stabling
irjThe Uhlans rushed to the chateau, the
beautiful chateau which Charles Seventh
Francis First so magnificently decor
ated, and which is associated with some
the most startling events in French his
tory. While they were feeding their hors
es the Mayor ordered the gates closed, and
lookiag in, said anietlyr
"Messieurs les Uhlans, you are my pris
oners. Try and make yourselves at home."
Their rage knew no bounds, and some
them proposed to cut their way out
None would surrender. "Well," said the
mayor, "as tor your horses poor beasts,
shall not forbid them to eat but you
shall not see a morsel until you surren
der." Our troops will soon be here to arenge
cried the captain. "Tiri bin!" an
swered the plucky little Mayor. "We may
surrender to tnirty tnousand men, but not
forty cavaliers." In two hours the
Uhlans surrendered, and were then ftd
at once sent to a secure place within
rrecca lines. Utile fights were im
ported next day all around, even on the
edge of Fontainebleau woods; but no thirty
thowmd men have yet reached the town.
Uhlans miscalculated once. Fontaine
bleau, therefore, considers itself eight times
braver than Nancy, which was occupied by
lancers. , -
A CuBioDs Contest. On Monday, while
StipLin Hickenmeyer, of Lyden, was hunt
ing, he came across two bocks, with locked
horns, engaged in a vigorous combat He
hastily fired, the ball striking one of tbe
deer in the neck. Bemg very much ex
cited, Mr. H. did not wait to reload his
gun, but ran up to pull the animals apart,
wounded one having dropped on its
knees. But the infuriated buck knocked
him over in a trice, and sprang on to his
breast with ita fore feet . Catching hold of
lowered horns, he was jerked up again.
This was all done in an instant, and just
then the other buck rushed up to renew
contest. Instead of taking advantage
this to re-load, the excited hunter struck
wounded deer with his clubbed gun,
without any other effect than to break off
stock. But a well-directed blow with
barrel knocked tbe animal down, and
other ran off. - Mr. H. succeeded in
dispatching the prostrate buck, and brought
carcass to town, as well as the gun
barrel, the Ifctter being in a decidedly di
lapidated condition. ,SL Cloud Journal.
F. H. McCldbe & Co., Bankers, having
office in the Jbmigrant Dent. Mil
waukee, during the past summer, paid out
emigrants arriving at that port, over one
hundred thousand dollars in' exchange for
specie and drafts.
- Ths Davenports are in Richmond. Vir
- Ths Yale navy owns 23 boats.
- How many knots
an hour can a person
Tnt university of Virginia has over 450
Tea Union bridge depot at Atlanta is
nearly finished. ''
A sxiTtsa rink has been commenced in
'How are your chills?" is the ordinary
salutation in Macon, Ga.
A waxes works company has been or
ganised in Denver. - '
Ovza 10,000 people at the Atlanta fair on
Thursday. .... .
Tax original number r-f cannon on the
forts around Paris was 1226.
A steam road engine wHl be exhibited at
the Virginia State Fair,
D altos, Georgia, is strutting over a
sweet potato which is a seven-pounder.
SixTT-one per cent of the people of Mis
sissippi can neither read nor write.
Ths fruit crop of Orange county, N. C,
is estimated to be worth 1100.000.
Or the 502 Congregational churches in
Massachusetts, only 294 have settled pas
The model switchman thinks that train
ing the mind is needful in minding the
St. Louis, Mo., is going to have a park of
z.uuo acres, six miles away from the Mis
Tbzbe are 220 convicts in the N. C pen-
Is many orchards in Monroe county. New
lork, the winter fruit still remains on tne
PoBTSnorrrH, Vs., is in a bad way finan
cially, and her police nave not been paid
on lor tnree months.
The "one flesh" that an Indiana couple
were recently made weighed 1,000 pounds
Amottut of butter ahipped from St Al
bans. Vt., on Tuesday last, was 1,007 tubs
and Ava boxes of obeese.
Ths German ladies' bazaar in New York
has been very successful, and some S60,
000 bave been raised.
Thebz has been a great flood in Western
Texas recently, causing an immense de
struction of property.
Thx&e will be a grand tournament at the
coming fair of the South Carolina institute
WrurxMOToar, North Carolina, is exercis
ed over a grand colored base ball levee,
whatever tnat may be.
The base-ball clubs in various States are
resolving themselves into clubs for dancing
during tne winter season.
Gbeccx was devasted by a terrible hur
ricane in the latter part of August It de
stroyed the entire wine crop.
BurrALO is satisfied with one Chinaman,
but whether one Chinaman is satisfied with
Buffalo the papers don't stay.
A Vlmbeb oKxcursionisfs from tL Louis
were in cnarieaton. Bontn Carolina, on
Thursday. They wtre the guests of the
Board of Trade,
Ths Indians are very hostile in Arizona.
and papers from there are filled with ac
counts of Indian fights and outrages.
A colored fire company ofBaleieh got
the trumpet offered as a premium for the
Deet naca-entnne company at the North
Carolina State Fair.
A cum of students in the Baptist Theo
logical Seminary, at Chicago, are boarding
themselves at a cost for provisions $1 a
Chicago coquettes have a new flirtation
sign. It is made by placing tbe little fln-
ner of the right band up to the mouth and
snrugging the shoulders.
A totjso man was found drowned at New
Orleans. The papers do not give his name
"for fear of shocking the sensibilities of his
parents, who are absent from the eity.
Thz silver miners on Lake Superior are
said to be quite successful in their labors.
$30,000 worth of silver ore has recently
been Drougbt on one vessel to Detroit,
Tax contract for building the great rail
road ind carriage bridge across the Missis
sippi, at Davenport, Iowa, has been award
ed to a Baltimore firm, for $100,000.
A vigilance committee has been organ
ized at Hugo, Colorado, and the roughs.
who now infest that town, have been given
hours in which to leave.
Tbk Portland and Kennebee railroad
company advertise that they are ready to
pay tbe bonds given by the cities and towns
the road, 20 years ago, to help build tue
Tax Berlin manufacturers are busily em
ployed in providing .winter garments for
the troops. Large numbers of woolen
shirts are continually being made, as well
caps, furs and clothes of 'all kinds.
A oovpakt proposes to desulphurize Illi
nois coal to make a pure coke for blast fur
naces. The coal, after being ground and
washed, makes a very strong illuminating
It is estimated that at least 2,000 trunks
full of valuable articles belonging to tbe
Americans are now at the railway station
Pari. The trains would Uke no bag
gage during the stampede from the gay
A Nashttlxi paper rhapsodizes over a
marvellous mule. "It is 19J hands high,
well proportioned, and is only four years
old. When it gets its growth it will be,
'according to measurement, 22 hands
A LETTEB-wriler describing a recent bill,
says the feature which made the deepest
impression on him was the "unusual num
ber or very plump women Darning over the
tops of their dresses."
Eiohtkxn hundred men make a locomo
tive engine in one day boiler, cylinders,
frame, driving wheels, truck, stack; eab,
pilot and tender complete the speed oi
miles an hour and the power of 1,000
tons cr .-ated in a d ay.
Ths Peoria (Illinois) Transcript says:
"There were 41 marriage licenses granted
by the eeunty clerk of that county, last
month,. That is rather above tbe average,
and Bhows a healthy state of affairs."
Ox the 27th inst, at six mile ranche,
near Fort Laramie, a half-breed Indian
shot and killed J. McCloskey, the interpre
ter, and a man named Lowry. Ko motive
assigned for the shooting, other than
that McCloskey had informed the authori
ties at the Fort of the half-breed having
sold whisky to the Indians, which wu the
cause ot his being locked up in tne guard
house. CAeyeniu Leader.
A poob young Hungarian painter, named
Michael Mungassey, perfectly unknown
heretofore, sent a painting, "The Last
Days of a Condemned Man," to the art ex
hibition at Disseldorf, where it attracted
great attention and received a prize. This
painting was bought by an American for
the sum of three thousand dollars. The
great art dealw Goupil, hearing of this
new light on the horizon of art, hastened
to IMweldort where he engaged the young
artist to point him two large paintings for
five thousand dollars each. He also re
ceived an order for a six thousand dollar
painting from an Englishman.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
Shrinking of Corn-Measuring and
The ever-recurring question when to
sell farm produce whether to take pres
ent prices or watt for higber ones, taking
the chances of their being lower should
not be decided without taking . into con
sideration the shrinkage. The Country
trentleman has an lnuresting article on
Shrinkage in Corn in Drying, especially
because it gives tne results of cartful.
thoush very simple, experiments, ' to test
the amount of ah linkage in corn.' Of
course tha results in one year might be
much different from those in the succeed
ing year, owing to the difference in the
eason. Juuch corn now, November I, is
dryer than much of last year's crop two
montn s later.
In the experiments tried with last year's
corn of the common large eight rowed
variety it was allowed to dry jn the open
air until about January 1. At that time it
was taken from the crib and kept in a dry
room urtil October 1, when it was found
to have lost one-fifth in bulk, or five busk
els at January 1. were only four October 1.
without makmg allowance for wastage by
rats, etc It will be seeftthat 40 Avnts per
bushel at the first datawould b equal to
ou cents at the last,' except the cost of
handling the additional weight Another
point is mentioned by the Country Gentle
man in this connection the well known
difficulty in satisfactorily selling corn in
tbe-ear by measure. A half bushel care
fully filled with moderate (we should ay
small) sized ears was found to weigh. 24
pounds, and to contain 56 ears: while.
when the ears were thrown in loosely, it
held but 44 ears, weighing 19 pounds.
In regard to the shrinkage in weight
the variation is widely different in different
ears, owing to the different amount of
moisrure in the cob aa well as the kernels.
In one experiment shelled corn taken in
January and placed in a room where there
was a stove lost one-eight c i its weight in
three weeks, after several morths the en
tire loss was one-sixth af the weight and
one-seventh or tbe Bulk.
From tbe various experiments our eon-
temporary concludes so cents for corn in
the fall is equal to or better than SL00 in
the following summer in other words
prices must advance one-fourth to make it
advisable to hold corn six to nine months.
and this makes no account of loss in other
ways or of the use oi the money for this
Bran-Its Value for Stock.
We have long regarded bran as one of
the obeapest and most useful kinds of food
we ean have. Many farmers who are un
able to raise sufficient hay and grain tor
their stock on their own farm, have found
profitable to buy it in laree quantities
for extra feed.
But its value is generally very much un
derrated, the common impres-ion being
that it contains but little nourishment
with much refuse material. The reverse
the t.uth; it is especially rich in albu
men, phosphoric acid and lime
elements especially adapted to the wants
young stock and miloh cows.
Given in connection with hay, young cat
tle thrive better on it than when fed on
richer food; and in fattening cattle its use
when mixed or alternated with corn meal.
seems to give a more rapid growth and
greater weight than when the meal is fed
alone. Wnen it is fed to calves, it relieves
the extreme eostivenesa to which they are
subject to in the winter, and they have a
thrifty, healthy appearance in place of tne
Ine uawawawsaawaw 11 silai pot-bellied form.
Those who have used it in the dairy, find
that it adds largely to the yield of milk.
and helps muoh to keep the cows in good
Chemical analysis shows that in com-
panoon with timothy hay, it contains
more nourishment, and has it in a form
better adapted to the wants of the animal.
its flesh-forming constituents, it sur
passes wheat flour and corn meal, but has
less of the fat and heat forming elements.
But the true test of its value is its actual
use. The benefit we bave derived from it
ourselves and what we have seen of the
effect resulting from its use, both aa sum
mer and winter food, by others, has im
pressed us very much ia its favor; and we
have no hesitation in saying tha: stock
raisers, especially those who have to buy
extra, fodder, will find it a very cheap and
economical, as well as useful kind of food.
How to Keep Pasture in Good Condition.
It is with a pasture as with a man, the
income must be greater than the expenses,
or it grows poor. Crops are the expenses.
It U quite possible to make the surface of
any soil unproductive and unprofitable by
carrying off more than is put on. Pastur
ing with cors that are yarded at night does
this. Sheep or been that remain upon
the land, on the contrary, return more than
an equivalent in manure, and keep the
land improving, n here plaster meets a
want of the soil it may be kept improving
by sowing broadcast a bushel and a half to
the acre every spring, and feeding off the
grass. Many farms in the grazing districts
in the interior are kept up mainly by plas
ter and feeding. Some of them will carry
a bullock to tbe acre. Other lands need
lime, and the lime brings in clover, and
this plant, by the large drafts it makes up
on the subsoil and the atmosphere, al
ways improves the pasturage. In othvr
districts ashes are aacessible at reasonable
rates, and they are always a reliable top
The effects are visiDie on some sous in
increased crops of grain for twenty years.
Cheap ashes will keep up any pAStures,pay
their, cost, and leave a profit. So will
horns made compost, if a man will but
make and use it Along the seaboard the
old pastures need nothing better than
creak-mud, and the weeds thrown upon
the shore. Too often these are allowed to
rot on the sand for want ot labor to gather
them. Irrigation is available in other
cases, and where the waters of a brook can
be turned over a pasture nothing more wui
be needed to keep it in good condition.
Changing soils oftentimes has a wonderful
influence. Sometimes on tbe same neld of
twenty acres there will be sandy or gravely
knolls, nearly bare of vegetation, and bard
day or muck in swales. A top-dressing of
the sand would pay on the swales, and
nothing could be better for the knolls than
the muck or clay. Our old pastures, to be
kept profitable, must bave something done
for tbe.n. It will not par to devote ten
acres to a single cow.
At this season oi the year the thoughts
of almost every farmer naturally turn
more or less to-the process of killing meat
for the winter's use. Most formers have a
oia? or two to salt down, and some have
mutton or beef, and the quality of meat
which is to furnish food for the family
will depend a good deal on the way it is
There are various modes of curing meat
but one of the best, perhaps, is that bog
gested by tr-e Germantown Telegraph,
which is as follows:
To one Ballon of water take one and a
half pounds of salt, half a pound of sugar.
half an ounce or saltpeter, nan an ounce
of potash. In this ratio the pickle to be in
creased to any quantity desired. Let these
be boiled together until all the dirt from
the sugar arises to the top and is skimmed
off. Then throw it into a tub to cool, ana
when cold, pour it over your beef or pork,
to remain the usual time, say four or five
weeks. The meat must be covered with
pickle, and should not be put down for at
least two days after killing, during which
time it should be slightly sprinkled with
powdered saltpeter, which removes all the
surface blood, eto., leaving the meat fresh
and clean. "Some omit boiling the pickle,
and find it to answer well, though the ope
ration of boiling purifies the pickle by
throwing en tbe dirt always to be found
in salt and sugar.
Curing Meat. For the Boys and Girls.
Kittle and Will.
BY MRS. M. B. BURK.
There's abash fa the net of the playroom
- The laugh and toe carol are soil;
Bave Un-y lett me, my own little darlings,
o.et Kittle and miaeLievons Will f
Bare they ton to the aardea or highway, .
In qoestoi soma woadwmaut sweet t .
For I hear not the qoicA. restless patter
Of their jes, their esajiual feet. -
That la rarer) lbe word to embody -
lbe satiate a mother may hear,
as the footfalls on threshold or stairway
Beach the heart throw a b the Ustentn ear. '
km I peep through the haf-opea enrtatna.
The breath of a bllssf ul surprise
Stirs thepulK-e of love in their focataiaa.
And team ail my wondering eyes. '
Little basal-eyed Win te the corner - '
Is kneeling- and whlsperw low,
"O my Father who roleth tn Hearsa I 1
Please send as the beautiful enow;"
While my eweet, patient Kittle hi washing,
From her lookout, wm Ianr arm ehalr, ,
Tortbe UU of the aintar'a ftrat snow nakos.
To answer tbeur andooating prayer.
BuJltteomesnot yet never a shadow 1
tet.al over Will's bright sonny, face,
' While the watcher soon slides from her statioa.
And finds by his cwshioa a phwei - -"Ptfaaa.
cur rather. dear aUtti m praying.
(The Kingdom of Braves la of cea,
'Toa will send as the snow, wont yoa. Tether t
as waiitlt. Indeed, very much."
Bat the son stoops behind the far hill tops.
The ahadows grow heavy and deep.
"God will send down tha enow. I am certain," -will
whlepera, whem we are asleep."
witn not neana u tne ncraary chamber
My little ones ttletitly erspt,
Sorely Got heard their tratin petition;
Bis messenger same while they slept.
w '-7T u aonuDc wose regai is emrtre.
And thrilled them with wiidsa delurht. mar,
We will thank God He heard as," they mar-
"He aoewered oar prayers In -he night.
Ah I the ilpe of my babes have tsaght wisdom,
Xo creed can b purer thee this ;
Inui God amid life'a disappointments.
Ad Ueavk him la momenta of btias.
There never waaV'anvthlnct half so won-'
derfuL Tommy ssibn the parlor floor. and
held it fast with hia fat, dimpled hands,
and drew his fingers softly owar the smooth.
rouuu aiuea, sum wm bukios axraia to
breathe, lest it should float away from him.
Uncle Jim had just brought it from the
city. Me bought it on Clark street bridge,
where a man stood with a dozen of then.
attached to little strings, and tossing up
and down in the air, like beautiful, great,
red snap bubbles. When Tommy got tired
boldine it in his arms, and tried to lay
on the floor, np it went to the white
ceiling, and hung there, all shiny and
glistening in the lamp light. Tommy
pulled it softly down by the string, and
then for a long time he played with
until mamma came with the little
white nightgown and took him awav np
stairs to bed. It was funny .then that be
couldn't lay his balloon away anywhere, but
only let go ot the string, and let it go up
the ceiling, right over his bed. Ea
watched it as long as he could see. while
mamma carried the lamp down the long
ball, and when ahe went down the stairs,
the very last bit of light that eame in over
the top of the door shone straight on the
balloon. Tommy meant to keep awake, ao
to see it again when mamma eame np
bed. but by and by he shut his eyea a
little, just to rest them, and then he forgot
about the balloon until morning, and
wts the sun peeping in at the balloon.
and the balloon peeping out at- the sun,
looking more like a great, red soap
bubble than ever.
They had milk toast for breakfast, but
Tommy hadn't any appetite; and before
rest were half through eating, ha was
on the gravel walk in the front yard,
looking np at his red balloon, with hia
round face fairly solemn with excitement.
only let it go a very little way, at first,
after awhile he It t out the slender, silk
thread, and it floated about just above the
of the silver maple by the gate. Tom
my sat down to watch it. He played ha
in the balloon himself, gointi right up .
tw the man in the moon. He couldn't '
the moon anywhere, but he felt sure
must be up there somewhere. Then
thought he would ask Uncle
to; put a longer string to the bal
loon; he wanted to see how it would look
away up among the lovely, little, pink
clouds that were floating about the east.
he pulled it down and held it fast in
chubby arms and started for the house.
started, but he didn't get there; for
stubbed his poor, little foot agaiast tbe -wheel
to the baby's wagon, and down
the bright little face on tbe gravel
walk, and out went the little fat arms ia
air, and, O dear 1 it almost makes me
to think of it, away went the beautiful,
round, red, shining balloon, straight np '
toward the pink and white clouds ia the
Tommy picked himse'f up quick enough,
then looked around for the balloon; but
course that did not wait to be picked np
it was above the top of the silver maple.
Tommy screamed, first for mamma ! then
Uncle Jim t and they both came run
ning out. So did Susy and Robert, and so
Biddy theeook; but if all the Grand
Army of tbeBepublie had been there, it
wouldn't have done any good. The long
est ladder in the world would not have
reached half way to the sky, and so the
balloon floated airily away, while Tommy
wailed and sobbed, and his mamma tried
comfort him, aad Uncle Jim promised
buy him another balloon.
They all went in at last, and Tommy sat
on tbe grass and watched h a balloon
it was only a tiny speck in the distance, .
then he went mournfully in to hia mam
ma. He laid his head on her lap, and asked
in a sorrowful little voioe, where she
supposed his dear red balloon would go to?
Would it go away up to beavan, and would
little angels have it to play with ?
would he find it when he went there to
So his aTeamma laid down her work and
the little boy on her lap, and told him
story and it might have been true
"Once there was a little boy that lived all
with hia grandmother in a little, old
brown house. The little boy waa
so he never oould run aad play, and
was poor, so ho had no nice things to
him; bnt every day when his grand
mother was at work, he limped out under
tree in the little narrow yard, and lay
looking np at the sky. He liked to
the clouds sailing over, and fanny
were ships and castles, and sometimes
beautiful, white angels. One day he saw
up in the sky, a little dark speck.and
i . .Mm maavav en1 tutflntr. it rlmnrtAfl
and lower, until it shone like a great
star in the sunshine. The little boy sat
and watched it eagerly. Nearer and
nearer it eame past the steeple of tha
church, past the chimney of the faotory, .
over the roof of the academy, al
touching it by tnis time, ne stooa
leaninc? on his eruthea. and saw It com
always a little lower, right aaross the
bare .common, and over his grand
mother yard. He limped a atep or two
towards it, caught at the trailing thread of
that hung from it, and sat down, all
trembling with delight, with the strange, -beautiful
thing in his hands. He did not
that it was a balloon that a little boy .
lost, and that had come down because
gas had slowly escaped from it; he
thought it was something God had sent
straieht out of beaven. And he took
great deal of eomfort with it, and kept
till it slowly lost its pretty, round shape,
even then he loved it "
"That was a nice story, said Tommy.
glad I know wbat 'came of my
A Kiss that Made a Painter.
little boy named Benjamin West, liv
ing in Pennsylvania, waa set to watch a
asleep in a cradle. He looked at it
kindly, and felt pleased to see it smiie id
sleep. He wished that he could draw a
picture of the baby; and seeing a piece of
on a table, with pen and ink. he
what he could do. When his mother
in, he begged her not to oe angry
him for touching the pen, ink, and
paper; and then he showed her the picture
had made. His mother saw the baby's
likeness, and was so much pleased that she
the little boy. Then he said, if she
it he would make a picture of some
flowers she held in her hand; and so he
on from that time, trying to do bet
ter, until he became one of the best paint
ers in the world.
in alter-liie, ae sua tnat n waa tnis warn
hia mother that made him an artist.
Ptttsbtjxo, Penn.. lias 32 iron, 9 steel,
2 copper mills. The daily consump
tion of the iron mills ia 1,200 tons, and
annnal production is $'23,000.000.
There are 48 foundries, employing 2,000
in all, and adding $5,000,000 per year
the wealth of our country.