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Poetry.
Poetry. ULYSSES, THE TANNER.
Hat and Father."
,-o tha bora In Illinois '
, . Thnre Itwd as honrst Immt,
Who tanned the tnucheat prairie hide,
' In tho completr-fit irunr.or ;
p And whMi the rebeta took up anna,
Onr c-Mintrr to dVntrti-,
' Thnn In lb Held lis tanned thera well
Lljaeoe m ibe bo; I -. , i
lXfr';thm ninth anont, Indttaglt oni
mime Is on our banners ;
tTlTaa a la the people's rhotc ,
1 Ami prtdoof ll the Tanner I
, In East and West, and North and Sonli,
CMir Itfi is proudly atreamlng;
Llko conntleaa atara In yonder aky,
" "i Oar llL'htaaru nrtehtly (r learning.
Tho wirrled uat of Fmadoia's guard
'. For conflict now props. res,
. To vanquish traitora through tho land,
And hunt them to their lair.
Then raise ths sn'frfll, and rlfi? It out
We'll ronko them mend their manners;
TJIyaaee Is the people's chotoa,
And marches with the Tannera I
Wo'ye had ennnsh of hlnsterlng Blair, i
1 O 'er the " lost canse" renlnlne
' Wado Hampton's nraa; and Fnrreat's blow,
And Hcjmiior's soft dscllntna;.
Then fall In line I the column motee
Our ranks ablaze with Hunt; .- ,,. : '
The brave and true united stand,
" And troasnn shrinks the fight I
Then raise the shont, and rlne It ont
We'll tuil these erhumlng planners
TJTvsscs leads the Union host
to Tlr.tory with tha Tanners I
Hat and Father." Selected Miscellany.
A PRACTICAL JOKE, AND WHAT
CAME OF IT.
At lltlibrow Hall it wai one of Dr.
Bloxam's peculiarities to treat his boys
with a confidence which never aeerned to
admit tho possibility of their abusing It.
Another of his peculiarities in the govern
ment of the school was the rijrid determi
nation with which he exacted the most
scrupulous neatness and order throughout
tho whole establishment, lie was like a
Captain on board a rhan-of war. He
would hare everything in its place.
Nothing annoyed him so much as any-
thing approaching to slovenliness or neg
ligence. He reminded one sometimes of
the answer an old woman once made to a
gentleman, who was complimenting her
upon the extreme neatness of her little
cottage. "You know the old saying Mrs.
Brown, that cleanliness is next to godli
ness." ':' Yes," was her reply, " and far
above it, as I think." There was nothing
prying or fidgety in the doctor's manners,
only nothing seemed to escape his eye. It
seemed to pain hint to witness confusion
or want of method. The consequence
was, that we all acquired the habit of put
ting everything in its place. Bats and
stumps were never pitched down any
where, when we came in irom cricket.
Caps were never tossed on the school-room
table, for any one whom it might concern
to put away. The foot-ball was not left
out in the play ground when the game
was over. The training we thus received
was admirable, although we sometimes
thought it rather a bore.
In the maintenance of this man-of-war-like
discipline the doctor was ably second
ed by a humble member of his establish
ment, whom I must now introduce to the
reader. Mary Oarnett was a bright, neat
handed servant, whose duty it was to at
tend upon the boys in the dining-hall at
mealtimes. She was an unbounded fa
vorite, although she contrived to exercise
considerable authority. Many a lad was
indebted to her for keeping him out of a
scrape, for her vigilant eye never over
looked any stray article which ought to
have been put away in its appointed place.
"Master Thornton," she would say,
" Misses won't be best pleased if she sees
your wet towel lying on your bed." And
away Thornton would hurry to repair the
oversight, only to find that it had been done
for him already. "Master Borlase," she
would say again, " the doctor won't let you
keep rabbits any longer, if you let them get
out and run into the garden." And Bor
lase, in his turn, would be off in great
trepidation, only to discover, to his relief,
that the gardener had already received a
friendly hint, and the offenders had been
captured and returned to their hutch. It
was no wonder, therefore, that Mary was a
favorite, and that her quiet ways of keep
ing things straight were thoroughly appre
ciated. It happened that family afflairs made it
inconvenient for me to go home the last
Easter holidays before I left Hilibrow.
Borlase and Thornton were in the same
position as myself : and so, for nearly three
weeks, we were left very much to our
own resources to find amusement and
occupy our time. The doctor never ac
cepted any invitation during the half year,
although he- frequently entertained his
friends at his own house. But in the holi
days he availed himself of the hospitality
of his neighbors. Our evenings, there
fore, during that brief vacation were often
entirely at our own disposal A fair
amount of liberty was permitted us during
the day, so that we presented ourselves
at meal times, and our orders were to
be within bounds at 8 o'clock in the even-
ing. -
Among the day-boarders who attended
our school was a boy named John Bran-
' don. He was universally known by the
name of. Jack. Hia father was a surgeon
residing In the town, who had an excel
lent practice, and was extremely popular.
Jack was intended for his father's profes
sion, and was already beginning to learn
it. It was his great delight to hold the
patient's head while a tooth was being
extracted. Ho was perfectly unmoved
when witnessing the most excruciating
agonies ; not from any innate cruelty of
disposition, but simply because he was
himself almost insensible to pain. His
father used to say that he would have
made a subject of his own hand and arm,
rather than go without And this was not
altogether such an exaggeration as it
would seem ; for he had during several
weeks an open wound in his leg, brought
on by an accident, which must -have
caused him intense pain every time it was
dressed ; and yet he endured the oft-repeated
torture without the quiver of a
muscle. This voune enthusiast had an
old lumber room at the top of his father's
house which he used to call the museum ;
and thither he had conveyed, from time to
time, a collection of the strangest odds
- and ends that were ever brought together
in the same aDartmcnt.
The doctor's cquanamity would have
been seriously disturbed, if, by chance, he
had ever crossed its threshold and wit
nessed its w ild d isorder. A deal table near
the window was covered with worn-out
surgical instruments, which it was Jack's
delight to sharpen for his own anatomical
studies. A tourniquet, carefully cobbled
ud by his own hands, was a speciiJ favor
ite ; and it afforded him great pleasure to
try it on any of his friends who would
submit to the infliction ; and in default of
an accommodating DatienU he would fasten
it upon one of his own limbs, and screw it
up to the utmost jitch of endurance. The
skeleton of a tit p-rinned at the skeleton
of a monkey on a shelf opposite to the door
and he was fond of them exceedinplv.
Bones of every description strewed the
floor indiscriminately. But hia chief pos-
; session the prize which distanced every
thing else in his estimation-was the hideous
' discolored skull of a man who had been
hung for murder at the County Jail. The
miserable being had killed his sweetheart
in the outhouse of a neighboring farm, be
cause she was desirous of breaking off
their engagement, probably, through an
instinctive areaa or mi wroarjui - puei
tlnn l . :
We spent many a happy hour In this
unique studio with Jack, our ing the East
er vacation ) staying there to the last mo
ment, and then scampering nome.j w in
time to save our credit '
" Are yon not afraid to come tip here In
the dark. Jack t" Borlase asked one day.
" Not a bit of it," was Jack's answer;
"I'm not afraid of doing something tar
worse than that" . X
" What do you mean, Jack ?
" Why, I'm not afraid of coming up here
'in the moonlight; axy. with that murder
ing cove grinning at you, It is enough to
make fcjlpw See, a bit queer, 1 can tell
you." t
"I say, Jack," Thornton said, after
few minutes' silence, during which he had
evidently bee tiATaug something import
act over in his own mind. " do vou think
you could lend us tht skull foi i4o
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"What for f"
" " For such a lark. I'll dress it up in my
nightgown and frighten cook and Mary. '
. " Btunning," we all exclaimed, by uni
versal consent.
" I say, Jack," Thornton . continued,
" but you will lend It os, old fellow, won't
you t You shall have IV back all right"
. As it was simply a question of unmiti
gated mischief, the result of onr delibera
tions may be anticipated without much
difficulty. A faded purple bag, profusely
stalued with pale brown spots by the many
uses to which it had been applied, was pro
duced by our host with the skull con
cealed therein, we net off home. - The doc
tor was going out to dinner the next.day,
so we resolved to postpone onr enterprise
till the following evening. As it was nearly
full moon, it would be Just the thing for
our purpose, If it should be a fine night
Thornton took the bag, with Its contents,
up to our bed-room, and hid it underneath
his bed. The next day Dr. and Mrs.
Bloxam went out to dinner, and only the
cook, Mary, and our three selves were left
in the house. Borlase and Thornton went
un stairs to make their arrangements, and
I remained alone In the dining-hall. ,We
thought it would exclto suspicion if we all
went up together into our room.
Their preparations were soon completed.
The hideous skull was so placed In the full
light of the moon, supported by a bolster
tied round a cricket-oat, and dressed in
Thornton's night-gown, that it seemed as
if it were sitting np in bed. When all was
ready, Borlase came quietly down the
stairs, and I went up to see what they had
contrived. Although I .knew what to ex
rtect I was very much startled, as I enter
ed the room just as St. Oswald's clock toll
ed nine o clock from the adjacent tower.
There was something that almoBt terrified
me in the ghostlike creature, which sat up
in bed staring at me, with the full light
of the moon streaming in upon it through
the window.
I sav. Thornton." I half remonstrated.
" I'm afraid this is too bad."
" Never mind," was his answer ; " it is
too late to think of that now. It will be
such lollv fun."
And so we picked our way noiselessly
down the stairs, cautiously descending
step by step. Borlase, after awhile, rang
the bell, and presently we heara Mary
coming along the passage, carrying the
way wim our supper.
"mat's rignt Mary," saia inornton,
" I'm awful hungry. What time will the
doctor be home to-night f"
"JNot un late, Master inornton. e
left orders that you were to go to bed at
ten o'clock."
"How jolly 1" cried Thornton. "Then
we have nearly an hour, l say, Mary,
you're a good creature. I wish you would
go up into our room and fetch me a book
you will find under my pillow."
" Yes, Master Thornton, but you had no
business to put it there." - .'
And off Marv trlnoed on her obliging
errand ; while we loiiowea on tip-toe to
the foot of .the staircase. Presently we
heard a most atmallinc shriek. The win
dow of the room was thrown up with
great violence, and a crash of broken glass
was heard at the same moment We all
ran up stairs in the greatest alarm. The
window was wide open, ana rne grinning
wretch in Borlase's bed was swaying to
and fro in the wind which swept through
the apartment ; but Mary was nowhere to
be seen. Our room opened into the next,
and we rushed in, hoping to find her there.
But not a trace of her was discovered.
We ran down to fetch the cook, and she
came up with a candle, but still no Mary
was to be found. We procured additional
lights, and went through the whole house.
We searched everywhere. Every corner
and cupboard was examined, as we wildly
hurried from one place to another in our
anxiety. We lighted a lantern, and pried
into every nook ana angle out or doors,
going up and down the walks, and even
among the rows ef cabbages in the kitchen
farden, in our trouble to know what had
ecome of poor Mary. Stroke by stroke
the great bell of St Oswald's tolled out
ten o'clock, and yet no discovery had been
made.
We did not dream of going to bed.
White, trembling and cold, we sat over
the cheerless dining-hall fire, waiting for,
and yet dreading, the doctor's return.
And a long, weary time it was, as we
cowered over the dead grate, listening to
the cook's stealthy tread as she moved
about in the silent passages. At length
we heard the wheels of the Doctor's car
riage ; at first in the! distance, along the
road, and then more distinctly, as they
crushed the gravel in the approach to the
front door. A startling', ring awoke the
echoes of the empty building ; and the
cook ran to open the door, letting In a
rush or cold night air, as tne doctor ana
Mrs. Bloxam came in and passed on to
their sitting-room. And then we beard
the cook follow, and shut the door. Once
more all was silent
That miserable ten minutes of suspense 1
My mouth was parched, my head was
burning hot, but I shivered with cold.
Thorton sat as bloodless as a ghost Bor
lase was silently crying, and I saw the
drops trickle through ms nngers and
fall upon the fender. The doctor's door
was opened, and the cook came to us,
saying, "The doctor wishes to speak to
you."
"Jane, said Dr. Bloxam to the cook,
as we entered, " go to Smithson at once,
and tell him he must come up immediate
ly, and he had better bring one of the
other constables with him."
" And now, boys, tell me all about this
sad business."
We told him the whole story, just as
everything had happened. Ho was very
calm, allowing ns to recount all the cir
cumstances quite in our own way. lie
only interrupted ns occasionally to ask
question or two. Much sooner than
could have thought it possible Smithson
arrived, and we had to tell all our story
over again in his presence. He did not
speak a word until we nad nnisned ; and
then he proposed that we should go up
stairs with nun while he inspected the
room. He went to the window at once,
and looked out into the moonlight night
" If she jumped oat of this window in
her fright she'll be found down there," he
said, pointing with his finger down the
descent ' uouion t nave sioppea nerseir.
Scarcely think she could have done any
thing so desperate. If she went that way,"
still pointing downward, as he peered
into the gloom caused by the mists of the
river, upon which the moon was shining,
" she was mad when she did it, and she'll
be dead now. Jim," he said to his sub
ordinate, " get a lantern and see if yon
can find anything down there."
Jim went and fetched a lantern, and
presently aDDeared beneath the window.
We watched him as he searched about
with his lipht close to the ground. He
did not ucoeed la making any diBCoyery
which helped us at all in our anxious in
vestigation, I think it wu Thornton.
who now whispered that he thought
saw something white a little way down
the lace or tne tiro ken ground. We
thought we could see something, as soon
as it was pointed out Jim was thereupon
told to go cautiously to the edge of the
descent and try if he could make anything
oat oi ims object. crept iorwara
little way, and then, stretching out
lantern in advance, Its light feu upon
servant's white can. Thornton gave my
hand a grip of silent, agony, and poor
Borlase sobbed aloud.
u Here, Jane," the die tor whispered,
" take these boyr to bed in another room.
Bmlthson," he continued, "yon had better
come down at once, and we will go round
and examine the path by the river side."
BmlUiton and tne doctor descend!
ttiri r tn4 wi poor laos, rm o ua
I
he
all
t
a
the
cannot describe that awful nlcht. I shud
der even now, as 1 recall It It was hope-1
less misory. e nad but the names and
hearts of young boys to bear up under an j
amount of terror which would have been
almost too much for a young man to en
dure. We all undressed in silence, and
crept into bed..
" Oh. isn't it dreadful." cried Borlase,
sitting up in his bed to listen, thinking he
beard some sound, hut all was nulct.
" Don't ery so, Borlase," I said, ready to
srb outright myself: " we rJVm't mean it
you know." After awhile wo fell off into
a wearied, disturbed Sleep.
When I awoke the next morning from
my troubled slumber I found that Thorn
ton, already dressed, was just leaving the
room. Borlase was still fast asleen. with
his arm lying outside the coverlet but the
nervous twitching of his fingers seemed
to show that he was disquieted with pain
ful dreams. I was sitting up, trying to
collect my thoughts, when Thornton burst
into the room, shouting out " Hurrah I
Mary is found, and she's all right"
" Stop that Thornton," said I, " and
don't be such a fool."
Borlase had sprung up, and looking wild
ly about him, he said, " Oh, Thornton, you
needn't . but what did you sayf I
didn't hear, he added, In an excited, im
ploring tone.
"Why, old fellow, I said that Mary is
all right 1 ve Just seen her in the kitcticn,
as fresh as a lark. She said to me, as
as soon as she saw me, 'Well, Master
Thornton, you won't carry on such a game
as mis again in a nurry, t u do oounu.
Borlase turned round and hid his face
in his nillow i and when I went to him af
ter a few minutes, and told him he had
better get up, his pillow was wet with
tears. ...
In order to account for Mary's reap
pearance safe and sound, It is necessary
to remind tho reader that when we
brought home the skull Jack had lent us,
Thornton concealed the bag in which it
was contained under his bed. Mary found
It there, as a matter of course, the next
morning. We might have known this, if
we had given the matter a thougnt, tor it
was very unlikely it would escape her
3uick eye. She wondered, when first she
iscovered it, what in tho world we wanted
with it. She scented mischief in a mo
ment : but what particular kind of mis
chief we had on hand she could not
Imagine. She had no doubt, however,
that she should be able to find it out, if she
kept her eyes open. And- so It happened
that while Thornton and liorlase were up
stairs dressing their phantom, Mary was
perfectly aware ot their doings, and ac
tually enjoyed a private view of their
handiwork, when we had all come down
into the hall after everything had been
made ready. Her own counterplot was
planned. With a semblance of the most
Eerfoct unconsciousness she answered our
ell ; and when, at Thornton's request, she
went up stairs to fetch the book he had
named, from under his pillow, she uttered
tho loud scream which had alarmed us so
terribly ; and then, running to the window,
she threw it Up. Her object in doing this
was to render her temporary disappear
ance,, more unaccountaoie, as sue nad al
ready arranged in her own mind a way ol
escaping our notice. One ot the panes
of glass was broken as she threw up the
window, but . this was an accident. At
the same time her cap fell ofL and a swirl
ot wind carried it beyond ner reacn. Blie
concealed herself immediately behind the
door : and when we had rushed Into, the
room, and passed at once into the -adjoin-
ing chamber, she quietly came out of her
retreat, and slipped down tne stairs, leav
ing the house by the door which opened
into the play-ground. On she walked by
the garden walk into the lane, intending
to run down to her mother's house, which
was not far distant, and remain there for
half an hour, until she thought we had
been well frightened by her mysterious
disappearance.
As she was hurrying down the lane, she
passed the door of a young married friend ;
it was partly open, ana neanng ner oaoy
cry, she peeped In. Her friend was sitting
up for her husband, whom she was expect
ing every minute, as his boat had come up
tho river with the last tide. Mary took
the baby.land carried it about the room
until it was quiet, but the mother, in the
meanwhile, had fallen asleep.
Seating herself before tho fire, with the
baby' on her lap, she became so drowsy as
to be unconscious of the lateness of the
hour. She was astonished and very much
alarmed when the young sailor came in
and told her it was past 1 o'clock. He
went with her along the lane, but they
must have arrived at the school-house
some time after the Doctor and Smithson
had returned from their fruitless search
by tho river side. Looking up at the win
dows, and observing that all was quiet she
concluded that her absence had not at
tracted much notice. Sho returned, there'
fore, to her friend's house, intending to be
back in time for her morning's work, and
hoping that her explanation of what" had
occurred would sausiy Mrs. uioxam.
It was some two years after these
events, that I went down to Fairinead to
visit the doctor and my old school. 1 in
auired for Mary.
" Poor Mary." said the doctor, " died
about a year after you left Fever broke
out among my boys ; and it was due, un
der the good providence of God, mainly to
poor Mary's unremitting attention and de
voted nursing, that it did not prove more
filial than it did. We only lost one of
whom we were beginning to form high
expectations young Borlase; you knew
him. When tne crisis seemed to nave
nassed. he took a turn for the worse, and
gradually sunk. Poor Mary herself was
the last to be attacked, and notning could
UD nbWtGU, BUU UUUg VfUlV,
A memorial in the churchyard
1 by the f i lends of the boys i
save her.
was erected
and so large a sum was collected, in proof
of their gratitude, mat ner poor mouier is
beyond the reach of want as long as she
lives. . You remember the fright she gave
you, which you richly deserved. You
did not know, perhaps, that .the whole
neighborhood would nave been Groused
the next morning to search for the mis
ting girl, and that the drags were being
made ready lor dragging tne river.
"No, doctor, i did not know mat ; put,
as long as I live. I shall remember the
wretchedness of that miserable night ; and
I have made a resolution, witn respect to
practical joking, that I would never have
a hand in anything of the kind again.
Once a Week.
People who are apprehensive that some
of these days this globe may be smashed
to atoms DY a wanuermr comet, arm wuu
have not been reassured by the assertions
of scientific men that comets are mainly
comoosed of gas, may certainly now dis
miss their fears. An aerolite, as big as
a small comet has recently fallen on the
earth's surface near Warsaw, in Poland,
without doing any damage, but, on the
contrary, being itself shivered to pieces by
concussion with the atmouphere before ft
reached the ground, it l said to nave
had a surface of two thousand acres, which
by computation would give it a diameter
of more than a mile. It first burs ted high
uu in the air. then each of the pieces broke
np in turn, until parts of .the maat were
reduced to nowder. One scientific man
picked up fM3 fragment, another 1,612,
and mill ion more remain' strewed over
the eountry. Thla ahnwa that our atmos
phere acts a a kind of cushion to protect
us against all such dau.erous visitors, and
also both sets them on fire by friction, and
by the heat thus engendered expiotk ilium
into couipaimiurciy uarunens una. r
r ffrW street mp llghters of TitliaeTd.
"W. Masa., are two smart boys, tena
seven r . ig uu.tr sine j sr um,
The Camilla Riot.
It is not easy to ascertain accurately the
facts In any case of violonee in tho Jnte
rebel biatee. Usually, however, when it
is a conflict between rebels anil Union
men of any color, the fair presumption is
against the former. Tho Union men,
knowing that the feeling of the old mas
terclass is against them, are not likely to
provoko disturbance, while the history of
their conduct before and duriug aud since
the war relieves them, gunerally, of the
suspicion of instigating trouble. AgHln,
there is not a reflecting man In the country
wno is laminar witn ttio laets. w no sup
poses that If the colored population In the
Southern States were treated with fairness
it would be troublesome or vindictive.
While there is certainly not a man of
common manhood who supposes that any
class of men will allow Itself to bo thrust
back into a cruel bondage, from Which it
has just been delivered, without a struggle.
If, therefore, we hear of riots and bldshcd
arising from tho condition of society In
the Southern States, wa may be very sure
mat me nnai cause is tne unjust attempt
oi one part ot uia population politically
and socially to aublucato another.
A lortnigUl ago Uolonel fierce, lteptjb
llcan candidate for Congress in the second
district of Georgia, and Captain Murphy,
one oi me ltepuuucan candidates lor
Elector, wont with a party of political
friends to hold a meeting at Camilla.
They were met at some distance from Uie
town by the Sheriff and some or the citi
zens, who requested them to retire, as the
people of Camilla wished to hear no Rad
ical speaking. The party declined, and
moving on, entered the town, where they
were presently attacked. Both Pierce and
Murpny were wounded, and many of their
friends were killed. The Sheriff says
that he asked them only to lay aside their
weapons. But It does not appear that
they were unusually armed, while the at
tack shows the townspeople to have been
fully armed. ' This request, therefore, was,
that a party of unarmed Republicans,
ny of whom wore colored, would take
the risk of holding a meeting In a rebel
town among armed rebels. Now it may
be the fate of Union men to be summarily
shot In Georgia for tho crime of holding
political meetings. But it is really ex
travagant to ask them to submit to slaugh
ter witnout even a lorm oi remonstrance.
The oucstiou uoon reading this state
ment is, whether it was probable that the
intention of the rjarty was. as tho Asso
ciated Press dispatch avers, " to overawe"
the citizens of Camilla ? Had not Colonel
Pierce and Captain Murphy a right to
hold a political meeting anywhere in their
district? If some of their friends .were
armed, has there ever been a political
meeting in exciting times in that part of
the country where. a large part of those
present ware not armed? Has the con
duct of their" opponents been such as to
show the Republicans that It is not neces
sary to defend themselves f Have not
Wade Hampton and his associates every
where invited the Democrats to organize
against colored Union men and starve
them if they will not support Seymour ?
Has not the Georgia Legislature expelled
the colored members T Are not colored
men thrust from the jury box 1 Are not
the black codes the living witnesses of the
feeling of their political opponents ?
. Governor Bullock has done what be can
to Drotect loval men in Georgia, but the
Democratic majority left In the Legisla
ture by the expulsion ot Union men has
thwarted his efforts. These- are the. fruits
of the green tree. If Seymour and Blair
should be elected, what a fearful tragedy
must not everywhere follow in the South
ern States I If while Seymour is a candi
date merely there Is such confusion, must
not his election produce chaos in that dis
tempered section f General Schofleld has
ordered General Meade to return and to
keep the peace in Georgia. He will in
vestigate the facts of tho Camilla riot
But) we imagine they are already substan
tially known and understood. Once more,
we say, let all sensible men decide whether
the election of Seymour and Blair is the
road to peace. Earpr' Weetdy.
POLITICAL ITEMS.
3? There is a church in Trov,
N. Y.,
with a membership of three hundred per
sons, in which there is not a single Demo
crat . i . ;
A vote was taken in the senior class
in Yale college, the other day, with .the
following result: First Division, Sey
mour 11, Grant 48 j Second Division; Sey
mour 18, Grant 48. . Total, Grant DO, Sey
mour 24. ' -'
CW General McClornand. of Illinois,
the Democratic Mugwump of that State,
claims that he " furnished the brains for
Grant's army." The only thing that gives
color to tho claim Is the fact that he hasn't
any left He's done tometfdng with them,
if he ever had eMj.Eartford roit.
" Delmar the Doleful." aa the 7W5-
um calls him, is the same Alexander Del-
mar who a tew years since started a uasn
weekly in this city, and tried to "float"
with an " original novel ol his own. in
spite of the lact that he advertised him
self as " the American Dickens," the story
was yery stupid. mvi York Mail.
A New Orleans paper says : " The
Blair Guards on Friday, and the Seymour
uuards on Hatnrday, paraded tnrougn tne
streets carrying the Confederate colors
the three bars, red, white and red which
attracted general attention, and excited
emotions of approval or condemnation, ac
cording to the political bias of the specta
tor." tfy On the 5th instant three rebel
Democrats attempted to chastise the teach'
I " ww . ..w... -
er of a colored school In Opelousa, La..
I but were prevented by the Interference or
ilia inenua. iuu icucuer au a wairaut
issued for the arrest of the rebels, but be
fore it could be executed a gang of armed
rebels attacked the congregated negroes
and killed or wounded 300 of them. The
Profres office was, sacked and onejof the
editors lynched.
l"Sf"Four years ago Frank Blair saldt
" The Democratic party of the present
day is Democratic in name, and nothing
elie. The old Jefferion and Jackton prin
ciple have been abandoned. The man who
did not escape the rope by three hours, is
the author of all to which the Democratic!
I party of the present day subscribes. It
I hat not one tcmtilla of true Democracy to
animate itt tareaes."
How do the Copperheads like this kind
of talk, coming, as it does, from their can
didate for the second office within the gift
of the American people r .'irr
3f"Mr. John Qulncy 'Adarns, Dento
cratlo candidate for Governor of Massa
chusstts, recently spoke in Springfield,
Mass. In the course of his speech he
alluded a follows to General Grant :
" Take the candidates, for Instance,, who
represent the conflicting ideas of public
duty in thla election. I have seen General
Grant stigmatized as a bad General, an
Incompetent man anu & confirmed drunk
ard. 1 . have not the honor of his ac
quaintance, but when I am told he is no
soldier, 1 can oniy jepiy, : -uontison;'
when you say he is a dolt my heart (
sponds, ' V'icksburg,' and when I hear
hi Intemperance, I can only quote Sir,
Lincoln, and wiah - h bad had- more Gen
eral la the war whr knew hi tipple. No
gentlemen, he finished the war, and that
i enough to entitle him to my respect and
aoni nauon. ; , t
r We affectionately invite theatten
turn of the " plowholdtrs " to tho derelic
tions oi tlitftr cnainpus.j 11 mureauiui,
we aro told, to pay the " bloated bond
holders" in gold. white tfc""Dlowhdderii'
tfMTtn:of teat with iWnp'fctteri, "T7
muRt elect Pendleton's candidate on Pen
dleton's platform, and this monstrous in-
justice shall bo corrected. , But some
wretcn, wun a coia-wooued laney lor dry
facts, has been bnrrowing among' the. Yeas
and xvays in 1M vonurtmonm uiot.
whence he extracts the shocking piece of
Information that Mr. George H. Pen
eorge II. Pendleton
voted td
pay the
bloated bondholder his
Interest in gold ; and that Messrs. Clement
L. Vallandlnghara and Daniel W. oor
ht es aided and abetted the same iniquity.
Alas and alarkaday I whom shall we
trust! V. Z. Iribuns.
10-A Washington special to the Chi
cago Tnbun. dated October 7, says :
Chief Justice Chaso expresses himself
freely to his friends concerning the politi
cal situation. He feels entirely confident
of Grant's election, and not only this, but
says further that he will be President for
eight years If he desires It for he will be
cautious, will bring good men aronnd him,
will make no serious blunders, and that
his influence UMin the Republic party
will be to consolidate It On the other
hand, Mr. Chase says in his judgment the
Democratic party will do Hopelessly (
vldul, by the fact that it has fully ldentl
fled Itself with rebels and rebel Ideas, and
this will surely drive off largo numbers of
Northern Democrats and leave the party
powerless against the Republicans. Mr.
Chase expects to be able to sympathize
fully with General Grant's administration.
VARIOUS ITEMS.
of
Is a " so-so" sort of farmer a good grain
raiser? '
Is itAtTonTTfrt.TriiB commendable in
farmors' daughters T i
BuKcnEii says he used to wash dishes
and hem towels.
Can a printer who " sticks" type be
said to adhere to his profession f
Scarcki.t 000 young men a year re
ceive a University education In England.
Four miles of new oyster beds have been
found in Long Island Sound.
Qtjkkn Victoria is the first English
sovereign whoever saw Switzerland.
" Ballast for the Grecian Bend," Is ad
vertised in a New York store window.
Qceks Victoria Is in her fiftieth year,
and has nine children and thirteon grand
children. . , . '
Mitsi ' Stowkll, an aged lady, was
burned to death in Huntington, Mass., the
other day.
A hot was gored and almost killed by
a mad bull, in New York, a few days ago.
A Virginia papor recently stopped the
press to acknowlekge the gift of a can of
oysters. .. .
Tub celebrated English race horse, Blair
Athol, was recently sold for about 125,000
in gold.
Tiikkb went into the army from Massa
chusetts, 1171 Smiths, ' 777 4Browns, and
UU5 Joneses.
The manufacture of tho telegraph cable
to connect Franco with this country has
been commenced. ,
Houston, Texas, is of the opinion that
In ten years she will bo the " grandest
railroad center in the South."
The Inebriate Asylum, in Brooklyn,
has received over $200,000 from license
fees collected in New York. ,
In Rlverdale, Mass., some excitement
has been occasioned by the poisoning of
cats and hens by eating clams., . ;
'"."Doo shoes," for protecting the feet of
sporting dogs when running on stubble
fields, are proposed in England.
A man in Connecticut State Prison bled
himself to death, rather, ;than spendj jtwo
years there for horse stealing.
An unknown man, being "tired of
life," both poisoned and shot himself, re
cently, in a hotel in Albany, N. Y.
Mrs. Florence, the actress, who Itad
brown hair last year, has retured from
Europe with hair of a gorgeous golden
blonde. , .
New York lournals advise rustic youths
to remain at home if they can possibly
live there, and not migrate to themetrop
olis to starve.
In 1801 the number of bull fights that
took place in the principal cities of Spain
figured up to 245. In 1800 they Increased
to 830. t
A Vienna physician predicts another
visitation of cholera to the continent next
year, and says that it will make fearful
ravages.
All Germany is to assit in erecting a
bronze statue, in Berlin, In 'honor of
Father John," the apostle of gymnastics
in the Faderland.
Flesh-colored gaiters, with tho toes
stitched with black, to look as if the feet
were bare, ore reported to be the newest
style.
Tub Cincinnati Orphan Asylum has
been' operating thirty-five years, and dur
ing that time there have been in it 16,053
inmates.
Who ever saw tho " pale of society "
running over with tho " milk of human
kindness?" If so, where was the" cream
of the joke?" -
An actor, who had been' maligned by a
Boston critic, glutted his revenge by ap
pearing " made up" exactly like the critic,
and eliciting "roars ol Jaughter."
Recently, a boy performed an accident
al somereault over .a ledge forty -five feet
high, at Gloucester, Mass., and alighted
not much tne worse. : , r
A Mew York oaDer renorts four cases
at Quarantine " two of cholera morbus
and two ot Grecian bend. The same rem'
edies are applicable for alL" '
The dance-house on Water street New
York, immediately above John Allen's
dun, has been leased by the City Mission'
ary, and Is henceforth to be used for relig
ious purposes. . j .m . , , u
A two year old girl, named Lavioa Luf-
kins, fell from the third story window of
a house in New x orn, me omer day, aiignt
Ing on her head, yet she wasnot.serlously
injured. , '
Isabella, the ex-Queen of Spain, re-
nently Invested a large sum of money in
profitable stocks in this country a part
of the investment being in the stock of
the Gennantown (Pa.) Water Works,
Effective Ariument.
By one decUive argument
Tom gained lilt Iot.1v Kate'a consent
To flx the wedding day.
' Why 1 each aaat, dear Tom, to wedT
i shall not change my mind," ebe aaid,
But t-D," ey he, "1 may.".
A great "captive ballon'' is the Lon
aon sensation, iti&vu leut in uiameter,
has a lifting power of 11 tons, and will
take up 80 people to, a , height sufficient to
snow mem cinu-umm pan oi jngiana.
There Is a mathematical genius in
Charleston, S. 0., about ien years old, who
is represented to be a prodigy in the men
tal' manosuverreg of figures.' The most
abstruse and difficult problems are solved
with a rapidity said to be aatoniing.
Mr. CoRK-Lit'i Gibson, or Albany,
being told that the oil of bitter almonds
would cure the . cough of her little child,
gave It a dose, and lu twenty minutes it
was relieved of the cough fcnd every other
ailment and trouble in this world.
Mtstkuou red crosses marked on cer
tain door posts in Augusta, Me., greatly
agitated the gossip and lovers. Their
romantic fears subsided on learning that
an okl peddler had thus marked the houses
to indicate those lie had visited.
A resident nf Bangor Mc7 wlio full
from the top 6f a third story wiudow," not
long si tire, escaped from doath by keeping
lji ruriia!M.Ut Ji'ubody sud drawing np
hia legs while iiutklng his hi voluntary .do-
i rrm fit tie Wgvly inured,"
A wroow who had lust lost her hnabnnd
wa weeping bitterly for the dear departed.
a irir na tried to console ner. " No, no,"
said the fair raattrwr. ' let roe have my
cry out; alter that I ohan't think anything
boutit" " . ri-.M'Sr r . a,',
Tnic Free Masons are to hold an Inter
national CnnvnMov in Havre', France, at
which will bo discussed the question :
In what manner rnay Free Mason coun
teract the current Idea of war, which la
hostile to every notion of human frater
nity.". . A rouNO lady recently worked in a cot
ton factory in Connecticut in the hope of
meeting a man wno would marry her for
love of her, not her money. She has re
ceived an offer from a Bostonlan worth
1 10,000, who proffers modiator $1,000 If
ne wins tne lady.
At Dieppe, In France, the following no
tice has been issued by tho police : " The
bathing pnlloa are reoneatcd, when a lady
Is In danger of drowning, to seize her by
tne aress, anti not ny toe nair, wrurn oil
cntlmes remains In their crasn. New
foundland dogs will govern themselves ac
cordingly i"
It Is said that the cries of thoso buried
alive by the earthnunke In the ruins of the
Ibarra, smote for flvo or six day b upon the
ears of the survivor, too Indolent, ana-
thetic and eager for plunder to tako the
trouble of unearthing them. ' Thousands
perished by this horriblo death, shrieking
ior noip mat would not come.
.. Two touno men in Danbury, Ct, re
oentiy invested Sn a New York loiter,
scheme, and received notice that they hai
drawn a 300 watch, with a request to
torward thuir ticket and receive the hand
some prize. They did so, and received a
box on which theyTmld $12.50.' On open
ing It, Instead of ' a watch, they found
half a dozen piece of broken brick. j
A lady and gentleman, on passing over
the bridge de la Concorde, in Paris, were
politely accosted by a respectably-dressed
man, who asked them, " would they like to
see the. road to happiness ?" Beforo ho
could receive a reply, he jumped on the
parapet of the bridge, plunged Into the
river, and two hours afterwards his body
was discovered.
Lincoln, tho capital of Nebraska, Is a
city of most surprising growth even m this
very progressive ago. Seven months ago,
there stood on this town site two log
houses used by farmers as dwellings, situ
ated one mile apart i -Now, there dwells
here a thousand souls, and mnny of the
business houses and residences are of a
flno order, being built of brick and stono.
A citizen of Richmond, Va., fell dead
In the street the other day, asxl the- body
was takon into a bar-room near by, to
whom the deceased owed a small-debt for
liquor. When the relatives of the dead man
applied for the body, the saloon keeper
refused to surrender it until the claim was
paid, and the mayor of the city had to in
terfere before the defunct debtor was given
up lor burial. , . -i
Recently, as forty negroes peniten
tiary convicts, hired out to work on the
Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad were going
on the Central Railroad from Richmond
to Covington, they overpowered the guard,
four miles beyond Gordonvlllo, and
twenty-four of them escaped while the
train was going at full speed. Two were
Instantly killed and three badly wounded.
The others leaped off and escaped.
Dealers 'who ' advertise, always sell
goods cheapest. Those dealers who ad
vertise sell more goodB, and by getting a
small profit can afford to sell at a much
less advance. Dealers who advertise draw
much of their trade from a distance thus
increasing the business of the place and
are entitled to me patronage oi every per
son interested in the growth of the town.
ICocollect these things when you buy.-
V. I.ff A.irKn., r
A little girl named Mary Jane Reese,
aged four years, was recently scalded to
death, in! Pittsburgh, Pn-i by falling Into a
tub of boiling water. Just a the mother
of the child was going out of the house,
the deceased, who was upon the stairs,
several steps from the bottom, called to
her to catch her, as she was going to Jump.
Tho tub stood at the foot of the stair
way, and into It the little one plunged.
Sho only survived a few moments.
There is a blithesome maiden that lives
next door to me : her eyes are black as
midnight ; and handsome as can be.
lier checks are full of dimples, and red as
any rose ; and then this love of mine, too,
nas got a uoman nose i l asiccu ner n sue
would have me this wa the other night
and till was her reply, mends : " Why,
Jimmy, you are tight I" Says I, " I know I
have, love, aboard a little wine ; but that Is
not the questlon-wiU you, or not, be mine?"
And then sho put her face, friends, as
near mine as she oould, and with the sweet
est smile, friends, said simply that she
would escort me to the door, if I was
ready to depart And thus it was the girl
next door declined my hand and heart.
A gentlfmaN Was trout-fishing on the
sides of " Old Saddleback," a mountain in
the interior of Maine, a hundred miles
from the coast. Supposing himself ten
miles from a village, and half as fur from a
house, he- was surprised by hearing the
blows of an axe. oon he came to a small
clearing, where the proprietor of the axe
surveyed him with some curiosity.
"Hallo, stranger I" said he. "How are
you, sir?" "Well, now, stranger, where
be you from?" "I'm from New York."
" From New York ! Why, I should think
you would hate to live so fur off." '
' A few days ago s soldier named Au
gust Munsdorff, who enlisted in this city
in 1802, In one of the volunteer regiments,
and after serving out his' time re-enlisted
in the regular army, returned to his home
in search of his wife, from whom- he had
never heard f word since his departure
for the war. Instead of finding the for
mer partner of his joysmatrimonial await
ing In weeds and singleness his return,- he
learned from a friend that she had be
come the wife of another Individual, iq
the belief that her first love had yielded
np his life in defense of his country. With
becoming magnanimity he forebore to dis
pel the illusion, and departed for Idaho
without even seeking an interview with
hi wife. Detroit Union.' ' '. ' '
Pushing the Financial Question.
, i
Mr. Edward Atkinson, of Boston, Is
" pushing " the financial question with an
ability and vigor that must be rather dis
tressing to Mr. Horatio Seymour, who
urges nit friends to push It In a very dif
ferent direction. Mr. Atkinson has been
Studying documents accessible to every
body, but by no means manageable by
. every body such a Report of Secre
taries of the Treasury and has reached
some very striking result.
For instance : The total revenue of the
United States from April 1, 1891, to June
80, 1863, seven and a quartet years of
active war or of to-called peace, was f 'J.
913,849,480. ' If w deduct from the total
expenditure ior mux time a lair allowance
tor ordinary peace expenses, we nave, say,
$4,000,000,000 as the actual coat of the
war. But a we owed on the 30th of June,
1808, only $3,489,000,000, it follows that
we have actually raited by taxation, and
paid toward the cct of tjb war. btideg
paying all our peace expentut, $U15,000,
000. This ha bean paid la teven and
quarter years, and amounts to three
eighths of the entire cost of the war. Aod
the money has btuta raised mainly in the
loyal Slates, which fot more than half of
the time had a . most etlleient producing
part of the population engaged In war.
Again, as a taxation tt nearly $.00,000,-
000 hat proved too grijat tor urpresrtit
twnfliurfUi'tlie tft rv Wea jwucca
but little more than t-100,00(y)00 a year
and suru is tiie reduction ot our cxerur
that this sum is ample to pay expenses and
Interest, and a moderate annual Tinvmrnt
of tlm principal.' Tho normal Increase of
the population will so nhsnce the revenue
mat tne rate per capita, which now ylolds
.iw,ow,uw, win, in too next twenty
years, incrcaso the agcrrpato lu a sum
sufficient to pay all additional expenses
nuu vim entire priueintu ol t ie i i'Dt w thin
that tlmo. Tho present tariff yloldsabout
fl70.000.000. The lncoruo tax yields
iW.OOO.OOO. The whisky and tobatico.
smmp ami otner taxes will yield more
tuan f kkj.uwi.ooo. i - l ;
I his is the way to push the financial
question to tell the truth about it. To
show that althoiieh tho rebellion of tho
Southern wing of the Democratic party,
sustained by the opposition offered to the
government ny sir. Seymour and his
friends, has thrown a great debt upon tho
wiimry, yet uie energy and Indnsfr
Which conquered tho rebellion will, will
equal determination, rasily pay the lionrst
cost of tho Incalculably preulous victory.
The Trades of Animals.
Tun follow lug observations, which wo
copy twwtfMrt irom au "Old Curiosity
Shop," have referenco to animals, and ex
hibit, at least their apparent knowledge
oi tne sciences ; also their professions, oc
cupations, and cnlormcnta: Bees aro ge
ometricians: their cells aro so constructed
as, with the least quantity of material, to
nave mo largest-sized spaces aud tho least
possible loss of interstice. So. also, is the
ant lion ; his tunnel-shaped trap is exactly
correct in Its conformation, as If it had been
made by tho most skillful artists of our
species, with the nid of the best Instru
ments. 1 he molo Is a meteorologist. The
bird called the nine-killer is an arithmeti
cian : so, also, is tho crow, the wild turnev.
and sonio other birds. The torpedo, the
ray, and the electric eel are electricians.
The nautilus is a navigator j he raises anil
lowers his sail, caslg, unci weighs his an
chor, and performs, 'oilier' nautical evolu
tions. Whole tribes et birds are musi
cians. Tho beaver Is an architect, builder
and woodcutter : ho cuts down trees and
erocU houses and liums. . The marmot is a
civil engineer; ho not only. builds houses,
but constructs aqueducts aud draitis to
keep them dry. The white ants maintain
a regular anny ot soldiers. The East In
dia unta aro hortiouKurlets j they make
mushrooms, upon which they foed their
young. Wasps are paper manufacturers.
Caterpillars are sllk-soiuners. The bird
pltceuit textor is a weaver ho weavos a
web to make his nest. The prlmia is a
tailor; he sows the leaves togother to
mako his nest. Tho squirrel is a ferry
man ; with a chip or pluoe of bark for a
boat, and his tail for a sail, ho crosses a
stream. Dogs, wolves, jackals, and many
others, (tro hunters. The black bear and
heron are fishermen. Tho ants aro regular
day -laborers. The monkey is a ropo
dancer. The association of beavers pre
sents us with a model of republicanism.
The bees live under a monarchy. The
Indian antelopes furnish an example of
patnarcimi government. Elephants ex
hibit an aristocracy of elders. Wild horseB
are said to sulect their leader. Sheep, In
a wild state, aro uudor tho. control of a
military chief ram. One a Wetk.
Marrying for the Sake of a Dog.
a
w
Mv friend Cubrtssol used to sav that
family, to be complete, should consist of
father And mother, a sou and a daughter,
and a dog. .- There was a time, indeed,
when ho never would have said it, but
that was when he was a bachelor ; for he
was tho crustiest, most growling old bach
elor that I ever know. He lived by himself
in tho country, whore he smoked his pipes
and read nis noons, and took: care ol nts
garden, or walked over tho fields with his
dog. ics, lie had a dog, a porlect one,
named Medoi4, and in those days he thought
a perfect family consisted of a man and his
dog. Indeed, no said onco, when I was
thero, too, that Mcdor was his best friend
and yet it was I that gave him t,ho dog.
Mcdor had belonged to a widow lady liv
ing atSt. Gormaiu-en-Laye, who thought
the world of him, but was in constant tear
lest ho should bo shot, for Medor was
born hunter, and the forest park at St.
Germain was an Inviting field for four
footed as well as two-footed hunters. Tho
keepers of tho park said they would shoot
Medor if they caught him there again, so
his mistress begged me to save his life by
huding tor linu a new master. 1 tnouglil
at once of Cabassol, and I could not have
found a better master. I fo and Medor be
came at once fast friends, and understood
each other perfectly. They were made
for one another, and were always togeth
er. If Cabassol went to walk, Medor
went with him. If tho master ato dinner,
his dog had it at the same time ; and
suemud as if Cabassol was right, and that
they made a perfect family.
But one day, when Mcdor's nose was
his plate, and he seemed to be thinking
nothing but his dinner, ho suddenly raised
his head and, trembling from head to foot
began to howl and whine in the most
piteous and unaccountable manner. The
door-bull rang; Medor sprang forward,
and when Cubassol joined him he found
him rolling in an eceeUisr of joy at
feet of a stranger, and leaping up and
down as if beside himself. It was, as you
have guessed, his old mistress, who had
moved from St Germain to Paris, and had
taken this journey for the sake
seeing - her old friend Medor. She
cried et the welcome her dog had given
her. She had come, she said, to ask him
back again, for now that she lived in Paris
there was no longer any danger of
lite from the foresters. Would not
Monsieur Cabassol permit her to have
Medor again? She would gladly pay
whatever lie chose to ask for Medor's board
durinff the three years he had been absent
from her, and a round sum bes'des.
Cabassol looked at her in a furious man
ner. Give up his dog 1 Never I " I will
not sell my friend at any price," and gave
a rude shrug of his shoulders, which said
as plainly as words, " Go about your busl
nebs, madame." ' The lady bitterly
Croachiid him, and grew yery angry,
ecause he had treated her so rudely, which
was reason enough she did not mind
that but because he was likely to make
Medor die of grief by refusing to give him
up to her. ,
'"Seel" she eried, "he has never ceased
to regret me. He still loves me, and
one else." .
These last words enraged Cabassol
they aroused his pride, and, determined
show her that Medor loved him best,
said : ...
" Come I I have a plan which will soon
show you whether Medor loves you more
than me. We will go together to yonder
hill whieh lies between my house and
Paris. , There we will separate. You
shall go down the southern path and
will take the northern that comes back
my house. Medor shall belong to which
ever one of ns he chooses to follow."
Medor did not quite understand
agreement, but ho saw that the two peo
ple whom he loved best had shaken hands
and ttorrwd ouarreling, and wwe now
talking politely together. He was full
delight, gamboling about them, and petted
by both. Cab8aol. though a , crusty
bachelor, as I suid, was, altar all, a pleasant
companloa wlien lie cliose a and nnw, tool
ing some pHy for tliu Indy, who imtst
disappointed, hn begun 'Id talk, and
imiVt '(i't'Jf unite agrve.-Ule, for sho
iiis a ltd. Medor's guem the -widow
udy, oyy for tto lots winch the fva.
cuo 1.1m, and feoilnjj bappy u recovering
Medor. was in high spirits, and maoe er-
iclf quite entertalnbig. ,.
When the tlmo came for ber to gov th
three walkwl slowly inpvtbtV "I! P
ol the hill the two, I menn, for Medor
was frisking about Uietn In great fief At
tho top they separated, and Cabassol went
at once uown trie norincrn ok-i-,
Mio lady went down the southern, 'ami
Mcdor bounded after her. But m jno
mont ho perceived that his master was not
with them.. Ho "ran back to hlmi then
ho saw his mistress wo tto following, but
was keeping on la hot path and he ran
bai-k to W i then to Cabaseol, who wu
still keeping on M path ; then to his mis
tress ; MKmMict so np ana aown,
ward and forward, the road becoming long
er Bnd steeper each time. ' He could not
make on 'hi mhid which to leave t he
could not understand it all ; htf went first
to one, tlienfo another, ten times, and then
ten times more, while they, without turn
ing anout or saying a word, cpi siraigua
on In their separato paths. At . hat poor
Medor, out of breath, the tweaVTourinK
from htm. hia ton run hanrlnir out of bit
mouth, full down, completely exhausted,
on tho very top of the hill where tbey hd
separated ; and there turning his head first
to tho right and then to the left, n tried
to follow with his cjes at least tbJ tw be
lli t;s to each of whom , he had givenThalf
his heart i
Cabassol meanwhile saw how tn poor
dog fared, for each time he returned to
him ho waa panting ' harder; ' tie wa
seized with pity for him t he resohred to
give back Medor to the may, ie- no w
that Medor would suroly die He turned
up the hill and came to the top,
At tho the same moment the lady came
up the hill from the other side; tho too,
out, of pity fo Medor, bad resolved, to
sacrifice her own feelings and suffer Cabas
sol to keep tho beloved dog. They met
at tho top over tho poor fellow. Who wa
now wagging lilt tail in a ioenie manner
to express his delight .
Put how cotild they make trie poor dog
submit to a new whratlon ? If ho were
to go with oilhcr alono It would break hit
heart --"-- r ' --
Cabassol reflected." Ufl gawb-tCe
way of getting out of the difficulty, and
that was to marry the 'lady. Would she
have him ? Yes, for Medor' sake. And
so they married to please the dog? and
Cnhassol came to say, as I told you at first
that a Dcrfcct family consists of a father
and mother, son and daughter, and a dog.
A Prayer with a Postscript.
Harry is we believe the name a
youngster in a friends family who ha
Just outgrown "Wow 1 tay me, ana
stepping Into the maturity of prayer of
his own composition at bed-time. One
day his will had clashed with some of the
regulations of tho kitchen, and there was
boyish troublo with LU-ie, the domestic.
His prayer that night ran very much as
usual, with Us simple request : " God blesa
papa, ana mamma, and rea, ana u-zio,
for Jesus' sake. Amen." Hardly waa be
off his knees, however, before he teemed
to be pondering some subject witn mucn
intensenrss. Tho secret nntieared as he
suddenly dropped upon his knees again
ond amended the former request aa fol
lows: "O Lord, never mind Lizzie.
Amen." It would be a pity, in laughing
at tho story, to lose its lesson of sincerity.
Harrv had not "improved" to the com-mon-prayer-moetlng
formalism. Perhaps
some of us who are wont to get into trouble
with our neighbors might also find a sug
gestion concerning that kind of conduct
which talces awawarasnapo wncn cameu
to tho throno of grace. Advance.
Queen Eleanor's Mixture.
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called, on a
well known gem collector, who was so
good aa to show me tho contents of hia
cabinet After the first hnlf dozen speci
mens, my attention began to wander, for
a very little of that sort of thing goes a
great ways with me. " What is that littie
bottle vou keep among your gems ?" in-
ln.,.ri51V. -. . , N
-rnat is my tucen iiiicanor b nuiu,
said he laughing. "But for It I would
not bo In possession ot yonder ruby, the
value of w litcn is over a mousanu pouuun.
" What 1" cried I. " Do you mean to
say it is ortificial. I thought that that no
tion of manufacturing gems was a pecu
liar superstition." :
"So it Is," raid he; "but nevertheless,
I am indebted to the mixture for that ruby.
The fact is this : My collection is too well
known by half. I don't mind showing it
to an old friend like you. and of course I
am proud of all those things ; but I have,
in a general way to koop too sharp an eye
upon my visitors to make the exhibition
nl,.nnnnt Pnnntn whom I knOW nothing
about call upon mo, and present a card of
a friend of mine and say : Mr. So-and-so
assured me you would be so kind as to let
me sec yonr gems.' Two men came to
gether upon one occasion with the purpor e .
(as afterward appeareoj oi wnai mey can
pd 'nuttinc the mug' on me that meant
garroto and robbery ; but I did not like
their looks, and declined to show them
anything without a letter of introduction.
They had, as it afterward turned out,
stolen tho card of a professor of mineral
ogy. I am not, however, afraid or a single
visitor, because I always keep this handy"
and my friend produced a very pretty
littlo pocket pistol, cocked, and, I have no
doubt, loaded. ,. i
" Jlut the bottle," said I ; " what it the
use of that?"
" That is the supplement to the plotol.
Thus, only yesterday, a yery Ill-looking
fellow a foreigner, all hair and false jew
elry j and a very foolish thing of him It
was to come to mo with paste diamonds in
his shirt-front brought a letter of intro
duction with him from a friend of mine
at Dresden. The letter was genuine, but
I had my doubts from the first as to wheth
er this was the gentleman to whom it re
ferred. However, I brought him in here
and showed him tho gems. He made
somo very commonplace observations,
which convinced mo ne knew nothing of
the subject ; and, after thanking me la a
somewhat servile manner for my courtesy,
took up his hat to go. I slipped between
him and the door, and locked it In a sec
ond. My rnby.' said I, ' If you please, or
you're a dead man ; ' and I put the pistol
to his forehead. That little stone, which
I have said is valued at about one thou
sand pounds, was missing. Instead of
being indignant my gentleman merely
answered, ' Indeed, you are mistaken, sir.
You may call your servant and examine
every pocket'
"'1 know mat, you scounarei,- returned
I. You have swallowed that ruby ; now
drink this or die.' I held the weapon In
one hand, and the mixture, which Is an
emetic, in the other. The situation wa
very disagreeable for him, I have no
doubt, but did not seem to be at all em
barrassing. Ho shrank from the pistol
(or at least the police station, which waa
its alternative), and took the phyBlo like a
lamb, while I stood over him with the
weapon and the bowl (that little white
basin yonder), exactly a Queen Eleanor
stood over fair Rosamond. That's why I
call it LI tanor's mixture t a decoction
without which no gem cabinet of any
value can be pronounced complete. When
I miss a specimen, I always know at once
that' some visitor has swallowed ft ' and
then you know be has to swallow this.
Chamber' Journal. ,
A story is told of Sully, the painter, a
man distinguished for refinement of man
ners as well as success in art At a party ,
one evening, Sully was speaking of a cer
tain belle who was a great favorite. "Ah,"
says Sully, " she has a mouth like an ele
phant." " Oh I oh I Mr. Sully, how could
you be so rude ?" " Rude, ladies, rude 1
What do you mean? I say she ha got a
mouth like fin elephant, because it full of
Ivory"
A little girl namod Spencer, In Black
Hawk county, Iowa, wad killed la a queer
way the other day.) She had been placed
upon a hone to take to water, and wa
given the strap of another to lead, which
she secured by tying around her right
arm. Some colts suddenly coming up be
hind tea red the horses, and before aid
could bu given her she was dragged to the
gruutid and killed. - , ,
The Utah papers arc clamoring for
" a niagnilleeut mammoth hotel " lu Salt
Lake City, to accoimuutUti tUiliostof
UaYdltU-UfcOkdt-CCB MluiV'Utt i'-Clia"
JWUow wain run. " '

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