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In tlio chimney-corner
Golille, May and Tot
Shake and liakc the popivr
Ovcrcmlicrs ml J
Laugh to hoc the yellow corn
Flounce and bounce about,
Till w Ith a hop, and puff, and lop,
One ha blowincd out.
"See, there I a prlo'ncr
broken out of Jallt"
Buys wife Utile Teddy,
"8'Kve that he gave Iralll"
'No, It In n rose-bud,
111 wn Intoaiwcl"
Manilc cries with laughing eyev,
"There another goes!"
Up upe-iks little (loldlc,
Youngest of the three,
Cla.ps her wee hand softly.
Laugh nloud In glee,
Shakes her yellow trc.ve,
Throws a roguish glance,
"Dey're clmngln' all dere iI'csh's,
Top, pop,hlpplty hop!
Flcecy-nhlte as whoII
JIlp, hop, plplty popl
Now the pop cr'afnll.
When thedanw Is over
For the merry crew,
Three wee gates of rose and pearl
Ope and take them through.
A Olspatch to l'ttlryl.aml.
Helen K. Si!Thl, In St. Nichols for Msrch.
Connect nie with Falry-land please, pretty Vine,
With the Fairy Queen's, palace of pearl,
And ask If her Highness will hear through your
A discouraged and sad little girl.
0 Queen, I'm so grieved 'cause my dolly wont
And so tired of pretending It all !
1 must walk for her, talk for her, holier nil day,
While she sits ami stares at the wall.
Her houo Is o pretty, with six little rooms,
Anil It has truly windows and doors,
And stairs to go up, and nice carpets and
For 1 do the sweeping, of course.
There's a tea-set, and furniture fit for a queen,
And a trunk full of dresses besides;
And a dear little carriage as ever was seen,
And I am her horse when she rides.
But never a smile nor a thank have I had,
Nor a nod of her hard shiny head;
And Is It a wonder I'm weary and sad!
For I can't love a dolly so dead.
I thought I would ask you If, In your bright
You hadn't one fairy to spare,
A naughty one, even, I shouldn't complain,
But would love It with tendcrest care
Or a poor little one who had lost Its bright
I should cherish It not a bit less,
And, besides, they'd get crushed with the sofas
And be so convenient to dress.
O Queen of the Farles, so happy I'll bo
If you'll only Just send ouo to try;
I'll be back again soon after dinner to see
If you've left one here for inc. Good-bye
X. Y. Tribune.
BY F. E. II.
"Good morning!" cr'ed pnpo as his
little daughter camo dnnclng into tho
breakfast room, "how is my Jcannio
"l'so pltty well, but I i'sn.t your Jean
nio, replied tlio maiden.
said papa, his
All right. And
M Ami grandma's?"
"Ksquimo! And auntio's?"
,.,",f U.H now' rvo St all tho names!
Well, I'll try to remember, darling.
So let's have our breakfasts, for hero
At noon ns papa shook tho snow from
ins com, in tuo nun no Heard a sweet
-voico in uio nursery nnd opening tho
"Ho, no! You musn't!" replied tho
domuro-faced child; "I isn't 'hello,' l'so
"Mrs. Spookendyko, an' this is my
liouso an' l'so dwessin' to go out an'
Tho llttlo hands wero flying about,
arranging an imaginnry dress and
"lucre! How my hat's on. . Seo
lrapa, it s ued in a uubblo dow knot,
just llko mamma's!"
"What is tlcd?" said papa, stealing a
kiss from under tho pink nnd wliito
"Why, my bonnet!" said Mrs. Spook
endyko earnestly, "it's tied just like
"Oli, I seo!" said pnpa, only ho didn't
ecu at an -yes a double Dow Knot.
That's very lino. Hut won't you como
mm iiuvu duiuu uinner wan mo, Mrs.
"I've had my dinner, 'sides I'm goin'
'caiun', you know! Katie said I might
juiihu ireo cans' ioro l took mv nan
"Yes, if thov nro
short nnnq " until tlw.
"All rlcht. then." returned
"you'll bo at supper with mo, though?"
-ii x uui iro my worn, uood ova!"
"Uood byo," nnd papa closed tho
nursery door behind him.
llio winter's sun had just bidden tho
old world good night and tho little stars
wero beginning to peep out overhead
wucn pappa camo nomo atsuppoVtimo
A lie entered tho hall a small llguru
with big bluo eycs and wavlngcurls was
descending tlio broad staircase.
"JusUn time!" cried nana catchlm-
her in his nrms nnd covering tlio brlirht
j. ...hi. i , . I., ... . .
4ucu wiiu luving Kisses, "iiisi m lime to
wny, what s tlio matter?"
"Oh, you musn't. mimn'tklss mol I'sn
Katio agoin' after a broom! You musn't
"Dear me, no indeod!" said pnpa as
ho placed tho llttlo ono upon her feet,
"but I thought this wns Jean?"
"No, sir; l'so Kattio, an' nawful
Hut when tho back parlor door was
opened nnd tho smell of oyster soup
greeted Miss "Knttio's" noso, dignity
nnd work wore both forgotten,
"Oh, plshesi pishes! llttlo plshcslpapa
dear, pleasq help mo up In my chair!"
Whfch papa did and tho curly headed
baby ate a hearty supper. 'Then riding
on somebody's slioufifor tho chick re
turned to the nursery. No soonu" had
sho entered thnn a new idea camo to
her busy brain and sho wriggled out of
M know I'm goln' to bo Miss Lolli-
ixp now Mis? Lllllpop don't roako
calls 'cause l'so too little! but sho takes,
euro of dollyt" and tho child caught a
headless, armless and footless doll from
tho sofa where It lay and seating her
self began to sing It to sleep:
In 'c sweet butlful shore,
In 'e sweet butlful shore,
"Papa, do you know that song?"
"Well, I think I do," said papa doubt
fully; it's tho 'Sweet byo and bye,' Isn't
"Yes," said Miss Lollipop," that's It.
Kntio sings it an' sho'stcaehcdltto me:
On 'c sweet by an' bye,
On 'o sweet by an' bye,
In 'c butlful shore,
We shall meet.
"Como and kiss mo cood-byo, pot, I
must go to tho store." '
uu, mil i can i, you Know, lor j. m
'Well, Miss Lollipop como and kiss
No, I ain't goln to bo Miss Lollipop
"Mrs. Spookcndykc, then?"
"Baby darling Jcannlkcn Wee?"
"No. "no," cried tho llttlo child In de
light, "none of 'cm ain't my name! I
an t kiss you 'tin you can mo mo right
"I knowl" said papa opening wide his
nrms, ".Jennnle Wool'
Willi n bWrst of laughter tho llttlo ono
sprang forward shouting:
"mot's in les, mots nv ami
throwing her arms about papa's neck
sho gave him a do.eu sweet kisses.
"And how much do you lovo mo?"
said ho as ho turned to lenvo tho room.
"Two tousan' bushels an' a pcckl"
THE falsi: ohoschex.
KltOM THE OKItM.VN'.
School was over and tho vacation at
hand. Little Constant, on his wny
home, went springing over tho market
place, and nlong tho street, his feet
scarcely touching tho earth: and tho
green caso which hung from Ills shoul
der, containing his slato nnd pencil and
leather map, danced and hounded with
him, as if they shared their llttlo mas
ter s joy at tno rcieaso irom siuuy
through tho warm summer days, ana
and sympathized with tho plcasuro ho
felt in tho approbation of his teachers.
At nomo, too, incro was great rejoic
ing over tho good reports no brought.
Mamma stroked her darling's fresh.
rosv check and nraised his annllcation.
while pojia took out his brown pocket
book and produced five silver groschens,
bidding Constant buy want no pleased
Now ho was almost too happy five
wholo silver groschens! Uio llttlo boy
had never possessou so miicn money.
Ills riches riulto overpowered him, and
it was a hard matter to dccldo what ho
wished for. He had long desired a ball,
Lut then it was glorious to peel tho trol-
den orangoj and cat tho juicy fruit ho
had not eaten an orango stneo no recov
ered from tho mcasels; and apples and
i - f r.. ...
pnncnKcs were ooin very iruim. in laci,
there was a multitude of lino things in
tho world which ho could havo for his
Constant thought, and thouxrht. and
could como to no conclusion, until ho
suddenly remembered that his sisters
had often wished for hoops to play with
Tliis decided him. He woidd not squan
' lii.i.uioiu'V-f.n delicacies, but his sl&
when ho should nrcscnUho homS. iu-W
onco started out to look for th
in tlio street lie met hl.q bmtlu.r i.'.n..
and told his plans, requesting him at
iiiu muuu inuu io Kcup mem secret, lint
tlioro is a great differenco between a de
sign and its execution, and this Constant
was soon io experience.
, . ? i . l.J uemro uootli, upon
which all kinds of cako and fruit wero
exposed lor saio, and lioro ho paused
Ho could look at the finr
l, fi,ni.. .i "i . .VB.7 ri"-.
n, u luiy-uiiccKcu pears, and
tlio oranges, yellow and round as tho
full moon, though ho did not intend to
So ho allowed himself tho plcasuro of
muiuj, mm muuii wan great bravery
....... .wu mu iuiiimng iruit. lie was
turning slowly away, when, nlas tho
master of tlio booth placed a dish of
delicious, freshly-bakcd cakes beforo
uui- viinsiani s llttlo noso!
It was too much; who could withstand
this? Ho stepped inside, and soon one,
two, tlireo wero consumed, and instead
of Iyo silver groschens ho hnd only four
in his hand.
Now a weight fell upon his heart; his
sisters could not hnvo tho wished-for
Uo'iT' or ho tho plcasuro of presenting
What should ho do? Ho wns ashamed
of hlnisol'. And what could ho got for
tho remaining money? The little i follow
was very much troubled to decide.
Hrotlier Karl hnd, indeed, spoken of
fi. now gnmo which was very good, and
tho morcliant at tlio comor might havo
Awny ho went at the thought, and to
lis joy found that tlio plaything cost
just four groschens.
Pouring tlio money into tlio mer
chant's hand, ho seized his purchnso
and turned toward the door; but tho
man stopped him
"'h,1.s.,st!llim is Sood for nothing,
my child," ho said; "it is falso, I can
not?.. it. Go homo and bring nnothor,
and till then, lay tlio plaything hero."
Constant was nuito overcome by this
information. Hu returned tho uamo
nnd went (iniotly out, but in tho street
stood still in amazeniont, nnd stared at
tho iiionoy, turning over and ovor In his
hand tho falso piece, which seemed to
him like an apparition.
Now ho hnd but tlireo good groschons.
and tills would not buy tlio game. Tlio
llttlo boy was so distressed Flint ho al
most burst Into tears upon tho spot.
"If I hnd only soma nnn with
to share my troubles," ho thought, nnd
glanced about 'quostionhigly, but saw
only strangers who passed him without
At last, however ids evo fell upon-a
boy who though himself unnoticed, had
boon watching Constant for somo time,
and ha stepped quickly to his sldo, fori
6" "ff his mamma hnd strictly
forbidden any Intercourse with William,
as tho other was called,
"You should go directly back to tho
tit,'Jm,m whl(i 't''o groschen camo,"
sa d William, wlion ho had heard tho
d llleulty; and this advlco Avns so sonsl
bio tlmt Constant wondered ho had not
thought of It himself.
Ho followed it Instantly; but tho mnu
would not hear hlm-so many peoplo
wore pretending they had received bad
money fromhlm, hosald-and Constant
was again overwhelmed will! dismay.
"Ion havo nothing to 'grievo over."
whispered William, drawing him away.
"Do quiet I will tell you how to con
trive. Como with mc," ho added, when
they wcro nt n snfo dlstnnco from tho
booth. "There Is a merchant nt tho
markct-placo who has toys to sell, nnd,
notwithstanding tho great spectacles ho
wears, ho sees so badly that howllltako
your groschen for a good ono, and you
can buy tho game"
, "Hut that would not bo right," ob
jected Constant, walking disconsolately
William burst Into a merry laugh.
"Not right!" ho exclaimed. "You aro
a simpleton. Did you not tako tho
groschen, nnd docs tho man care who
gavo It to you? What others do, you
may; you havo a right to prosorvo your-
on, and it win savo you a great deal or
Tho llttlo boy was silenced by this vlow
of tho caso, and, though not convinced
of tho truth of his companion's words,
ventured to say no more; ho wlthstoqd
tho inward vofeo which warned him to
lleo from this temptation, nnd followed
William to tho stall of tho merchant
with the great spectacles, asking in n
faint volco for tho game doslred. His
hand trembled nlso as ho extended it
with tho silver, nnd It seemed to hltn
that ho must surely bo discovered. Hut
no; tho man threw the four groschens
carelessly into tho till with his other
money, and tlio danger was over.
let tlio llttlo delinquent felt badly; n
weight lay upon Ills mind, and his
breath camo quickly as ho returned
through tho well-known streets.
At homo tho delight of his sisters in
their now toy, nnd tho plcasuro of his
mother, who praised his unsclllshness
with a kind smile, felt llko needle
pricks in his heart.
xctwncii tno now gamo was lainy
tried, and their mother had given them
a wholo cornucopia of ginger-nuts for
tiieiriuncn, no was carried away by
tlio gaiety, forgot what ho had fcxperf-
nccd, and, rejoicing Willi tlio others.
wns soon tho wildest among them.
tU last bed-tlmo came: tho children
hnd finished playing, and tlio ginger
cakes wcro all eaten. Tlioy went to
their rooms, whero Fritz, Karl and
Albert wcro soon fast asleep.
Aot so uonstant. Wiiv wns it that
ho could not find tlio right position;
that tho pillows, stuffed with softest
feathers, oppressed him, nnd sleep
would not como?
And why was it that ho could not
tirav? Mnnv times ho beirnn his nrav-
er' but could not go on. It seemed to
him Hint tlio good (Jod would not hear
him when ho had wandered so far as
ouiuu uuurs unci, wiiuii ins juuiuur.
before going herself to rest, entered the
room to entreat a blessing on her chil
dren's heads, sho found Constant still
awako and dissolved in tears.
"Oh, am I not wicked, mv dear, dear
mamma?" ho cried, as ho saw her como
"What alls you, my child?" and tho
mother bent over him, while Constant
threw his nrms around her neck with
groat fervor, and on her true heart laid
tlio burden of his grief. Plentiful tears
flow also to her eyes as sho listened, for
tuo sin of her child was a deep sorrow.
"An," lamented Constant, as no un-
ished his story, "now tho denr God Is
no longer good to me, and you will not
lovo mo more; now havo 1 no ono in
heaven or earth to lovo mo!"
"No, mychlld," nnswered his mother,
"you ennnot loso so lightly tho lovo of
God nnd of your mother'. Because God
loves you so much, It grieves Him that
you luivo departed irom tno right way."
"Tell mc, then, what I can do to ro-
pair my fault," cried Constant, but tho
mother shook her head.
"Think, my child." sho said; "but
sow I know, dear mamma. T will
go to-morrow to tho merchant, toll him
what I did, and beg his pardon."
Tho mother smiled assent, pleased
with his answer, and at last ho fell
asleep. k ,
Tho following day, remembering his
resolution, Constant went ngnin to tho
markct-placo, and told his fault to tho
merchant, with many tears. Tho man
listened in silence to the. end, nnd then
"It Is brnvp, my child, thus to aceuso
yourself. The loss of this groschen has
not mat e mo poor, and no doubt tho
Impression upon your, mind will never
bo educed. I hopo it will bo n warning,
and you will nover nn-nln lm tom.ifn,i tU
commit nn act of dishonesty."
And so it was. When, in tho future,
temptations camo to Constant, ho rc
mombored tho false groschen, and tlmt
gavo him strength to withstand. And
he never again spent a night llko tho
Saturday Hot lew.
Sydney Smith has defined tho ruder
form of plain speech as want of frill,
Mr. has great good sense, hut I novel-
knew a manner so entirely without
frill" a dofocHio imyutesto usnsn na
tion. 1-or, as with individuals, so it is
with nations. Axcertain churlishness
attaches to somo countries as a chnrac
eristio; mid it pleased lilm contrast
ing us with tho French of his day-to
pronounce John Hull disagreeable, from
n total neglect of manners. "Look at
a trench carter, ho takes ofT his hat to
his neighbor carter, inquires after 'la
santo do madamo' with a bow that
would not havo disgraced Sir Charles
Gnindison." Upon this class Goorgo
Lliot has passed tho sumo stigma. The
wnggoners nnd shepherds that figuro
with such follotty of description In
"Adam Hedo" tho Tim nnd Alick who
rnrolyspoko to enoh othor nnd novor
looked at each othor, oven over their
dish of cold potatoes, which wns their
usiiiil behaviour towards nil mankind
aro churlish; good fellows in their way,
but backward in tho civilities of life.
Wo prefer, howovor, to turn to other
quarters for our illustrations, as, for ex
ample, to tho Dutch, in whom tho quali
ty has been supposed to go dooper than
mnnnor, who aro charged in tho rhym
ed distich that
tho fault of tho Dutch
Is giving (oo little and asking tno much.
Or wo may tako tho Flemish, on whom
wo find tho Dutohess of Queonsborry
passing judgment In u good-nnture'd
way a hundred and fifty years ngo In n
lottorto Swift. Sho befrlnswT 111
Flanders bocauso it Is llkest to England,"
tlintlfrli film nllwira 4lm i.P i.
though sho allows tho Inns to bo muoh
cleaner and hotter; but sho continuos:
as ior civilising any of that nation, it
would employ more lll-spont tlmo fruit
lessly than anyone has to spare. Tlioy
aro tho only people I ever saw that wcro
milto without gonlus to bo civil when
thoy had to do so. 'Will you oat? Will
you play at cards?' aro literally tho tip
top well-bred phrases in uso. Tlio
Froncli peoplo wo mot nro qullo of an
other turn, pollto nnd easy; ono is tho
natural consequence of tho other, though
a scorot that fow have discovered."
When Is a shliHIkuTi pulr of shears?
When sho Is a clipper.
TIIRItR 1H NO DRAT1I.
tr E. llotwtr I.jtton.
There Is no death I Tlio stars go down
, To rise upon some fairer shore ;
And bright In heaven's Jeweled crown
They shine forevcmiore.
There Is no dfcath I Tho dust wo tread
Shall change beneath tho summer showers
The golden grain or mellow fruit,
Or ralnbow-tlnted flowers.
The granite rocks disorganize '
To feed tlio hungry moss they bear;
Tho forest leaves drink dally life
From out tho viewless nlr.
There Is no death t The loaves may fall,
The flowers may fade and pass away;
Tlioy only wait through wintry hours
The coming of tho May.
There Is no death I An angel form
Walks o'or tho earth with silent tread;
He bears our bcst-lovcd things away,
And then wo call them "dead."
lie leaves our hearts all desolate,
He plucks our fairest, sweetest flowers:
Transplanted Into bliss, they' now
Adorn Immortal bowors.
Tho blrd-ljko voice, whoso Joyous tones
Mado glad these scenes of sin and strife,
Sings now an everlasting song
Amid the tree of life.
And where he sees a smile loo bright.
Or heart too pure for taint and vice,
lie bears It to that world of light
To dwell In Paradise.
Horn unbn that undying life
They leave us but to come again;
With .Joy we welcome them the same,
Except In sin nnd pain.
And ever ri'ar us, though unseen,
Tho dear-Tmrnortal spirits tread;
For all the boundless universe
Is life there Is no dead.
An Eimlish journal says tlmt tho suit
ed of cnstlnir gas pipes vortleallv in
twelve feet lengths, bids fair to becomo
one of considerable importance in tho
estimation alike of pipe founders, gas
managers, gas companies, &c. It ap
pears that while vertically cast pipes of
that length down to four inches' in
diameter, nro extensively mndo In tho
United btates, it is seldom tlmt in Ulns-gow-tho
largest scat of tlio plpo foundry
industry in tlio world sucli pipes nro
mado of less than fifteen inches in
diameter. Tho dcsirabloncss of tho
twclvo feet pipes Is strongly urged, on
tho ground that their use would insuro a
great amount of economy in jointing,
ana a largo saving in tno matter oi
The Ijims) or Development.
Popular Science Monthly.
What does tho story of llfo upon tho
earth teach us concerning tho unfold-
mcnt of organic form? Is tho human
figuro n chanec-rcsult of an evolution-
i-y forco whloh might havo pursued a
luito different direction? or are tho laws
of development such as to lend inevit
ably townrd tlio form oi man as their
highest organic product? This is a ques
tion admitting of a'moro dcftnlto an
swer than may at lirst thought appear, as
wo show by a rapid survey of tuo vari
ous steps oi tno process, aihi, nrst, it
must be borne In mind that Naturo's
efforts of nnlmnl nnd plant formation
havo been on no contracted scale. Tho
varying forms produced havo been nl
most multitudinous. They exist at pros
ent in the irmal.c.tf HprJ.vty JM Mifl
1rcs w, of Wo epochs, each vltli its
ccssslon oi Wo must muUJ
opting forms by thousands of
Wyn,. SJi i obtain any ndomiato idea
ot tliAi wholoiA-iKiuriuiirrJt Iftoi- Piabilv
uienj JNntiiroflias not dealt sparsely with
tho subject, but has produced a most
Kuueroiis prolusion of dilloiing forms
iicnco, narrow as Is tho fluid of tho
cariii, mcro is reason to bellovo
that the form-ovblving principle
'has had full onnortnnltv hum in.ni
that It has selected
abltf lino of development from tho ninny
directions nttcmptod. Lifo is nn inecs
snnt bnttlo-a bnttlo for food and a bnt
tlo for snfety. Tlio totnl quantity of
food is limited. Tho powers of organic
increnso are unlimited. Tius niM,t
for food becomes necessary; a conllict in
which no quarter is asked and nono
given. Victorv tnnllnna tr H,n ot.,.
nn l bcst armod. Tho successful com.
b.ttnnt mu t havo powers of defenso
ngalnst nil Nnturo's attacks, and of ns
sault ngalnst all Nnturo's defonses. In
other words, tho organism best adapted
to its environments will win.
The Oiienitlou of ArNcnie.
Arsenic has boen long nnd generally
n uso ns poison ami ns euro, y6t no sat
isfactory oxjilnnatlpii, has been offered
for its varied offects.' Almost overy
part of tho system is subject to its blight
ing or healing inllueneo; it produces no
sonslblo ufleet at tho placo whoro it Is
reccired inlothosystem; small quantities
prpduco poisonous effects, accumulating
till tho fntnl point is reached, whllo
Inrgor doses taken for longer periods
prodtieo n coveted freshnoss.
Licbelg refers these effects to tho readi
ness with which It enters into conibina
Hons with tiio organlo matters and to Its
power of preserving thorn from decay,
if they do not decay It Is because they
havo lost that essential character of Hy
ing matter, the power of undorgolii"
transformation; henco us parts or whole
they aro dend.
Hut tho prosorving effect of nrsonlo
upon corpses seems to bo rather tradi
tional and to hiuk sufficient foundation.
Attention hns not been pnid In the cases
recorded to tho nature of tho soil, and
tho condlton of oilier bodies burled near
Two Gorman Investigators ascrlbo
a'scnlcnl ofects to tint nctlvlty of
oxygen atoms in connection with ar
senic. I;io corros,!vq power of iron
rust is well known. Tlio iron oxh)o
F i n,01n of W. which
boing lit tho nascent stale acts vigor
ously upon tho organlo mnttor with
which it may lie in contact. Hut on-,
other atom of oxgon combines with the
Iron and Is again imparted to tho
orgnnio matter, this ptocoss being con
stantly repeated with destruotlvo
iho snmo play of crlvo nnd take nn.
( curs wltli
Inono nt n
i tl'o nrsonlo. Arsenic nold
loses an atom of oxygen and bocomcs
nrsonious ncid;tlio latter takes an atom
and bocomos arsonlo ncld again, If
either nold bo talented I urn tlio Intnu-
tlnes tho other Is soon found' to bo pre
sent, ' 1
V0?0 0,mnRos, It Isbollovcd, glvo
suflllolont basis for tho nntural explana
tion of nil tho medloal effects of ar
Ho enmo Into tho olllco nndsald, "Yon
seo, my brothers aro shoomakors, and
they mended my shoes. Now, why nm
I llko Joseph of biblical history?" Wo
gavo It u). "Why, becauso I wns soled
by my brothers,"
Napoleon the rim. r
An old soldier, residing nt Battlo
Creek, Michigan, . recently asked tho
writer of this nrtlclo:
"Do yon know what occurred sixty
years ngo, on tho 9th day of May,
The question rathor startled xis. Wo
could not remember. Our rocoUectlon
falld us, nnd wo wcro obliged to tell tho
old gentleman that wo could not unless
wo wero trying to decldo whether wo
would rather bo born n boy or a girl.
Tho old gcntlemnn "smlllcd a gostly
smllo" at the cheap pun, nnd remarked
that ho could dlstlnbtly remombor.
"Just sixty years ngo," ho continued,
"occurred tho funeral of Napoleon
Honnpnrto on tho Island of St, llclona.
I rnmemher tho event well. Would you
like to have mo tell of his death and tho
Now the old gent meant well, but ho
Is getting rather old and childish; to
our distinct recollection ho had related
that momentous occasion in his lifot to
us, on nt least six different occasions:
but being resigned to our fate, wo replied
that wo would, when ho proceeded to
tell tho story in iibout tho following
language: . , ,
"Tho Island whero wc wcro' (St. Hel
ena) was well guardcdi Tliero voro
great batteries on every commanding
point, nnd tho island swarmed with
troops. Besides this a largo mnn-of-war
guarded the harbor constantly.
Tho Island Itself is a natural fortress,
being n rocky stronghold, nnd on each
point lookouts wcro stationed to glvo
warnings of tlio first approach of dan
ger. Wc hnd been to enough troliblo
in capturing tho French King, and did
n't intend to let them bnck again. Ev
ery step that Napoleon took was
watched. An olllcor walked with him
constantly, and kept him company, ns
well as guarded him, whilo picket lines
surrounded tlio hill whero his liouso wns,
nnd nt night pickets wcro placed
nil around the fenco about tho house,
nnd guards at each door and window, so
thnt escape was impossible. Ho lived
in nn old story and a half farm-house.
I used to seo him every day walking
about or rldingonhorscback, butulwuys
In company with a British ofllcer.
Whenever ho wns away from tho house
n Hag was hoisted on a high polo on tho
hill, to glvo notico to the pickets nbout
tho island to bo on a watch, nnd if ho
attempted to escapo to capture him at
all hazards; but 1 never know of him at
tempting to get away. Ho was dressed
in citizens clothes nenrly nil tho time,
but onco in a wldlo ho would wear a full
General's uniform. Ho lived on this
island in tills way nearly six years, until
nt last iio was taken sick and wo did not
seo him walking, about tlio garden or
roau about nts liouso. , As no was a pris
oner of war, no orib was allowed to
speak with him except his companion,
nun nnaiiy wo gunrus never Knew now
sick ho was until iinnlly, after ho bud
been sick about six weeks, It was an
nounced that ho had cancer of the stom
ach and could no: live lone. But still
wo did not hardly expect that ho would
dio so soon as ho did. On tho morning
of May C, 1821, 1 was on picket guard
duty at tlio fence nt the foot of tho lano
leading to tho house; when nbout G
o'clock I saw an orderly como running
down tho lane. I halloed to him nnd
asked him what was the mnttor, nnd ho
'Ivo got good news. Old Nap is dead!'
Wo used tocnll him Old Nnpamonir our
selves. Tlioy kept his body four days, nnd
Ills funeral occurred on tlio Oth of May,
1821, just sixty yenrs ngo. It was tho
butrytfn'tho island wasliiTrcr'NvomTned
him with all tho military honors that wo
Knew, aim wo uuried mm sotlmtwodid
not Intend thntanvono would illo- him
agaln.lt her. Tlio grave w ns dug six feet
deep in tho solid rook, nnd then', nfter let
ting tho collln down, several Iron bars
weroputorosswnysof tho coffin and ce
mented Into tho rock at each end, arid
then abig, heavystono slab was putover
tills, nnd all cemented tight. Ho kept
so well that when tho French du g him
up, about seventeen years after, he- had
not decayed, and his features wero as
natural as ever,"
As tho old English votcran finished, his
story ho lit a cigar tho only bad hnbit
ho hns nnd remarked that it wis get
ting near his bed tlmo (9 o'clock;) so
taking tho hint, tho scribo withdrew,
with a cordial invitation to "como
Mr. William T. Painter, was born at
Horstlov. in tlio eonntv nf ifnnto 'T,n
lnnd, on December 20, 171)9, and I con
sequently In the 8Hd year of his ago.
Ho lived at homo till 19 years old, wlfon
ho enlisted in tlio Cfith regiment, nnd ar
rived nt St. Helena in thofollowingyeur.
Napoleon had already been on the
island sinco 1815. After lcnvin-' Saint
Helena tlio (10th regiment wns ordered
to Canada, whore Mr. Palmer quit, af
ter serving his country noarly sixteen
years. Ho showed us a yellow parch
ment stating tlmt ho wns honorably dis
charged nt Toronto, Maroh 12. l&'U,und
certifying that "William T. Palmer was
an honest, sobor, and trustworthy man."
Notwithstanding his age, Mr. Palmer is
remarkably well preserved, jhysleolly
us well as mentally. Ho still pursues
his trade of gardening, nnd does good
work. His wife, nged seventy-six, lives
with him, nndthi-eodnughtors,oml they
enjoy tho respect andsoeiotyof our best
Did Not Get It. t
Legal ethics nlllrm, wo bellovo, thnt n
lawyer ought to hovo no pecuniary inter
est in tho case, ho prosecutes or defends.
Hut this ethical rulo, though based on
tho Idea that tlio legal profession is a
partof tho ndmlnlstrntion of justice, nnd
should, tin reforo bo unbrlbod, is not al
ways ousurvoii in practice.
Certain lawyers will work for a con
uiiguiu ice; uini is, tnoyugreo tliattliel
services shall bo pnid for by a cortnl
per. cent, of tho sum they may rccovc
for their olttmta. 'PI inv rtmiitilm nu cm
dry doctors do, on tho princlplo of "No
euro, on nnv."
If, howovor, tho jury should dlscovi
uini uiu oioquoni ouvocato is spcaki
ono word for ids client, but two for hi
so(it tnoir verdict would often leavo h
uiu victim oi groat oxpectations.
uuuuuuiu in u ooiiiucrn inwvor. tlio H
II. W. Hllllm-d Il1,,a,.. i. ..i
- - -- i' mu ri.
which liirina luk-o nf n nnnflnt .v
In tho trial of . a groat will ease before
on Alnbnma court, Mr. Hilliard spoko
for tho contestants with great oloqiioneo.
Ho compared the vast ostato to a stag
nant pool, giving offmnlarla, and thus
tainting tho mornl otmosphoro.
Unfortunatoly for tlio advocnto's olo
quenoo, It camo out during tho trial thnt
tlio ngroemont botwecn tlio contestants
and himself was that ho should rocelvo
for his sorvlces 10 por conU of whut ho
recovered for them. , ,
Tho lawyorfor tho will sow his oppor
tunity nnd mado tho most of It by thus
answering tho miliaria argument:
"If, gentlcmpn of tho Jury, Mr." Hll
JInrd should gain a verdict, ho would go
to his ollonts holding his noso with ono
linnd, nnd opening iv pookot with tho
other, and request them, ns ho wa dol-
. .. -I . -lit. A .1
icnio, nnn icanui oi ins iicnun, iu umy,
very gently, a llttlo about 10 per cent,
of Uiot 'malaria' into his pockotl"
Court, Jury nnd spectators roared with
laughter at this vlow of tho "malaria,"
and Mr. Hilliard did not enjoy any 10
Sonnd Across the Sea.
An Interesting experiment was recent
ly mndontComls, France, nnd Dover, I
,,,,' ..... I, ', '
England, botweon which places a con-
vcrsatlon has been kept up viva voco by
means oi a newKinu oi teiepnono, which
has been patented under tho nnmo of
qlcctrophono. Not only wero tho words
whispered into tho npparatus nt Calais
distinctly heard at Dover, nnd of courso
visa versa but tho listener atono end wns
perfectly woll nblo to distinguish by tho
more tones oi tno voico tlio person wuo
was speaking at tho other end.
Tho scientific specialist present wcro
astonished at tho dlfllcultics successfully
overcomo In tho enormous condensation
produced by tho mctalllo coverimr which
protects tho cablo and in tho induction
caused by tlio simultaneous pnssagc of
tclt'graphio dispatches along other wires
of cable. It should be observed thnt
while tho human volco was being trans
mitted through ono of tho wires, tho oth
er wires wero being employed for tlio
transmission of ordinary telegraphic
messages. Moreover, tho experiments
wcro conducted between the hours of tho
day, when tho wires nro in unceasing
"Thcro' can bo no longer any doubt
that it is perfectly practical to convcrso
across or rather under tho sen by means
of nny submnrlno cable, and tho success
of tho experiment opens up vistas of tho
possibilities of rapid communication thnt
a fow years ago would havo belonged to
tho realms of dreamland nlono. Tho
Inventor maintains Hint it is just as easy
to talk across tho Atlantic as from ono
room to another, and ho has succeeded
so well In tho first practical Illustration
of his apparatus that ono Is scarcely jus-
uitcd in doubting ins assertion that no
has found out n system by which words
spoken from tho other sldo of tho ocean
can bo fixed on their arrival hero and
treasured up for future uso."
How the Presidents Looked.
Tho Presidents of tho United States
wero generally of good personal appear
ance. Tho extremes in point of stnturo
wcro Polk and Lincoln tho latter was
six feet four inches, whllo tho former
was n little more thnn livo feet three.
Von Buren wos o'smnll man. Tho lirst
four wcro men of much dignity. Con
cerning Washington nothing need bo
ndded on this point. Ho was tho beau
ideal of manly beauty even in his later
days, ana when Stuart undertook to
paint his portrait tho artist was so over
come by tho majesty of his patron that
at lirst ho was unablo to proceed witn
his task. John Adams lucked Wash
ington's nnblo stnturo nnd grnndeur of
mien, but ho was n man of much digni
ty. Jefferson was of noble personnel-
toll, well built nnd of imposing nppear-
nnce". Madison hod merely a respecta
ble look, nnd being dressed in black
presented much tlio appcaranco of a
clergyman. Monroo nnd Washington
wcro tho only Presidents that sorvcil in
tho liold during tho Revolution. Thoy
wcro together nt Trenton, whero Monroo
wos o lieutenant and received a ball
which ho carried through llfo. Ho wns
the Inst of tho ltovoltttionnry Presidents,
and woro tlio cocked lint and uontincn
tal uniform which to a ro-
i....nvnu.u.iugreo. .John liulnoy Adonis,
iko his father, was stout, thick set and
dollciont in point of stature. Jackson
Was tall, .fount, with lirUtltnn- lint- l,tl.
cfie6k,bon's,nnd a fiervous luit dollant
countenance Van Buren lacked per
sonal dignity, nnd, indeed, was ono of
uio most uoiieient of all our Presidents
in physique. Horrlson wos a man of
much personal dignity. Tyler wos a
spare faced man, with a brood, thin
nose, which gavo him rather a comlcnl
appearance. Polk wns, as has been
sold, a small man. with n. i-nl.l rmui.
sivo couiitcnonco nnd a hnrd, staring
i-ii ui u)ca, niui, wero smguinriy ireu
from anything llko a kindly, gnlnl
look. Taylor wos a heavy built man,
with n roil" h visage, ns might hnvo beed
exiMJcted of ono whoso llfo was possen
on tho frontier. Ho wos n bred soldier
ami loved the service. Hs fnco hnd a
pleasant smile at , times, ut was often
impressbd with tho steri chnracter of
military life. Filraore hbs a lymphatic
countenance dull! except when lit up
by business or pleasure. Ho wns ngrec
nblo in society nnd interesting in con
yersntion muoh boyondhls predecessors.
Ho wns of more thnn nvcrngo slzo nnd
of projiortlons which suggested dignity
f not oleganco. Uuchnnun was n feo
blo old gentleman, whoso wliito choker
suggested tho vlorionl ordor. His coim
tenonoo, however, showed that ho was
not a mouof progress, and rather sug
gested tho fossil ordor of Intellect.
Princess Dolfrnroukl's Hair.
Princess Dolgoroukt wos remiirknblo
for tho beauty nnd obuiidaneo of her
hair, and court gossip tells us tlmt, llko
many other great men, Alexander II.
hud been caught in this filet d'ninoiir,
which, necording to old Marottho poet,
captures tho souls of men. Tho Em
Mxr a admiration for tho tresses of tho
Princess was so great that ho often snid
to her: "If I dle first I shall rest oil tho
easier if that hair lies with mo in my
collln." Tlio impression upon tho mind
of tho Princess was so vivid, that at the
ry moment the nowsof tho Emperor's
.iv-i.ui mm rciiciiuu nor, biio out oil with
jur own nanus tno rich abundance of
er tresses, and inalosed thnm 111 fl siinlnl
pnekot directed to tlio Empress, witli a
huniblo request that tho loto Emperor's
desire mlirht bo fulfilled.
gontlo nnd nllectionato heart was moved
to tho coro by tho sacrlllco and tlio ro
qucst, and it Is woll kuown omong tho
ladles of the court that tho whlto satin
pUJpw upon which reposed tho hood of
tho loto Czar contained this last token of
lovo and romombraneo from tho Prin
-I wont thcao wise llttlo folks to recoil
tuo kings of France. Foremost comes
King Louis XIV;, tho "Grand Mon
nroh." Wo think at tho mention of his
namo, of lino ladies, bravo warriors,
rich drossos, and oegaut manners. Tim
outside wns always gorgeous at Wis
court, and tho silks, volvots, and locos
of tho crowds who surrounded Louis
XIV, woro worn In marblohnlls, Sorao-
uiiius uiu court uvou nt St, Germain,
somotlmos at Fontalnobleau, but moro
ofton In tlmt enormous building called
tho pnlnoo of Versailles. Now, you
know, young folks, a palaco cannot
reooh to tho skies; so tlio urohltoot relics
' for its grandeur on Its great len"th.
Tho palaco of which I spook Is a long,
narrow building, only tlireo stories hlirh.
K WOUUl tako III Olir COimtrv unvnrnl
block of hJuses taco
ground. But Kin Louis killed every
thing big. Ho thought himself tho
greatest king who over held a Bceptcr,
and wished to livo in tho most elegant
mansion that man could design. So
for many years tho blow of chisel nnd
hammer, and tho tread of tho feet of
thousands of workmen were heard.
Beautiful cordons, decorated with in
numerable fountains, stately avenues of
trees, nnd innumerable statutes, sprang
into existence nt Versailles. Room af-
ndiloil in Vim tialapn thnt
tcr room was audcu to tho painco mat
,!...,, vm. i,.,! builL Tho best
King Louis XIII. had built, Tho best
artists camo to decorate tho ceilings or
inlay t)io wall with marble mosaics.
Gobelin tapestry wns insetted, embroid
ered with tlio lines oi i-rnnco, ami yon
may bo sure tho portrait of King Louis
XIV. was not omitted. Ho wntohcil
and directed this enormous work, nnd
took millions from the French Troasury
to pay for It, Llttlo cared ho that tho
monoy spent In his pnlaco wns wrested
from poor peasants, nlrcndy Impover
ished by tho cost of many wars. Tho
thoughts of King Louis were conterotl
upon himself, nnd not on tho real benefit
of Franco. What torriblo blood-shod
followed n hundred years nfter, in 1799,
our wlso Club nil remember. y,
Cookies. Ono cup sugnr, one-half
cut) wator, one-half teaspoon snlcratus,
spice to tasto, mix moderately stiff, roll
thin nnd bake crisp.
Cake Without Kaos. Ono cun but
ter, thrco cups sugnr, ono pint :sbur
milk, or cream; thrco cups flour, oho
pound raisins, onotcnspoon snlcratus;
splco to tasto.
White Hickokvnut Cake. Ono
pound ot sugar, ono pound of . Hour,
half pound of butter, tholkwhltes,'bf.8rr
eggs, wen ocnicn;tnrco teaspooniuus oi
baking powucr: ono
cup of milk and
cups oi lilckorynut
Fnurr Cake Without Eoos. Ono
pound of clear fat pork minced fine,
over which pour ono pint of boiling
water: ndd two cups of sugnr, two cups
of molasses, nnd a llttlo of nil kinds of
spices. Mix it stiff, uso two smhll tea
spoonfuls of Bolorntus and fruit to
A Kick Dish. Put butter tho s'zo of
a pigeon's egg Into n stowpan, and
when hot mix in a small onion, minced,
and cook until it assumes a palo yel
low color, put in tlio rlco uncooked;
stir it over tho firo until It has a yellow
color also; then ndd a pint of stock.
Boll slowly until tho rlco is tendor
nbout half nn hour. When about to
servo add ono ounce of grated ohecso,
stirring for a few moments without let
ting it bott.
Indian Fkitteus. Thrco tablcsnoon
fuls of Hour, boiling wnter, tho yolks of
four eggs, the whites of two, hot lard or
clarified dripping, jam. Put tho Hour
into a basin and pour over it sufficient
boiling water to mako It into n stiff
paste, taking care to stir nnd beat it
well to provent it getting lumpy. Leave
it a little while to cool and then brook
into it (without bcntlng them first) thoi
eggs, nnd stir nnd bent oil well together."
Hnvo rendy somo boiling lard or butter;
drop, a desortspoonful of bnttcr in ut a
tlmo, nnd fry tlio fritters a light brown.
Thoy should rise so ns to bo almost llko
balls. Servo on a dish, with a spoonful
of preserve or marmulado dropped In
between each fritter. Tills is an excel
lent dish for a hasty addition for dinner,
it is so easily and quickly mndo.
Eaos A La MAmsE D'hotel. Ingrcd
fonts, one-fourth pounds of fresh but-'
tcr, on,o tablespoon of Hour, one-half
pint of milk, pepper and snlt to tasto,
onu.tablospoon oi minced parsley, tho
juico of one-half letrffln, six eggs., Put
tho Hour and anil half tho buttor into a
stow pan, stir them over tlio Hro until
tho mlxturo thickens; pour in tho milk,
which should be boiling; add a season
ing of pepper nnd salt, aud simmer tho
wholo for livo. minutes. Put tlio ro
mnlndcr of tho bnttor into tho sauco
and odd tho minced pnrsloy; then boil
tho eggs hnrd, strip off tho sholls, cut
tho eggs Into quarters, nnd put thpm on
a dish. Bring tho snuco to a boiling
point, add the lemon-jtiieo, pour ovor
tho eggs and serve.
Potato Bolls. Boll four good
sized potatoes with their skins
on; squeeze thorn In a towel
to havo thorn dry and mcolly; then re-
move tho skia ami mash thorn perfectly
smooth, with a spoonful of buttor and, a'
llttlo salt; beat the yolks of lliroo eggsj
(tho whites. not to bo used), and stir
into tho potatoes; then odd ono pint nnd
u half ot milk, and a largo spoonful of
yeast; beat In tho Hour until H.is o stiff
dough;- set to rise, nnd when risen mako
It into, cakes tho slzo of an egg; then let
It rlsq again, ami boko a nice brown.
Milk Biscuit. Mix one pint of milk
with sLx ounces of buttor, half a toacup
ful of pulverized sugar, ono teospoonfui
of salt, ono and a half teaeupfuls of
yeast,, ami Hour enough to mako a.
sponge. Lot it stand till perfectly light;
knead It Into a loaf; return to tho tray
till it rises again. Then roll out tho
dough, cut It into small cakes, and let
stand half an hour. Baku In quick oven
a quarter of on hour. Leavo them in
tlio pans till wanted for ten, to prevent
the under crust lmrdonlng. Yeost for
theso" must bo mado tho day previous.
Chaiilotte Russe. Soak two-thirds
of o box of golotmo in a cup of iood
milk; put tlireo cups of good cream to
scald in an inner boiler; beat tho!, yolks
of six eggs to a thick foam; stir anddls
Bolyo tho golatlno In the oreniri at, tho
boiling point; add a round salt-spoonful
of salt; beat a hooping cup of suirnr
to the yolks of cgs, lotting tho cream
andgelntlno stond meanwhile win,
thoy will bp kept scalding hot; pour tho
cream gradually to the yolk and sugar,
m'"'6 "i niiuu, cuiiiiimo I
all Is quito lfllit and cold:
'o It Into a
second hand i
bent tho whltesl
add tho whites r
am .froth i.
cS. nnd linnl- nir.A?
cothor to a fine mil? n'n ,i.i, ' .:?j
oospoonfulls of any extract, nnd1turnV
Into moulds lined with slloos of jponiro"
enko. Do not uso stale enko; tlmt is
Only fit to ha mniln l'.n" "
whHh It will To ' "roSookoS. S M-
blo00 n,ld fl0sl onough for the toa-
"I think tho gooso has tho odvontngo,
of you," said a landlady to aJbSt
boarder, who wos carving. "Guoss it
hos, mum, In ngo," was fl,o wither ng
Llttlo girl, eight yonrs old (oddrosslnir
so ton ii nnn so on mdonP" Little drTo?