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BURIAh OF THE PAi'.
'Twas the night before thewedding
And the house was filled with guestil,
After all the pleasant I reetingp
Quietly the household rests.
Only one from out the many
Still Is sitting by the fire
'Tie the bride, who on the morrow
Walt have left her home and sire.
With her hair unbound and falling,
Like a mantle to the floor;
There she sits among her treasures,
For the last time looks them o'er.
One by one she reads each letter,
Then consigns it to the flame ;
From its ease she takes a picture,
And her white lids oloso in pain.
For the face smiles out upon her
As of o'd it used to do,
Ere that bit er hour of parting,
When each spoke what was not true.
Trembling fingers slowly olasp it,
Drop it on the embor's red,
No'er again will she behold it,
For the face to her is dead.
There are violets in the casket
And .a look of soft dark hair ,
There are book- and little trinkets .
And the ring she used to wear.
In the flrelight. while they're burning,
In't in fancy or a dream
That atain she sees the river
And the old famil ar Ecene.
Whore so often they had rambled
In the autumn a'ternoon ;
Where on summer nights they floated
'Mid the lillies, 'neath the moon ?
On the hearth the box lies emptied,
On the grate the fire burns low,
And the girl stands white and silent
As the lasr faint embers glow.
Streaks of gray are sWowly oreeping
O'er the portals of the moon ;
With the lght the ol life passes
Dawning brings her hopes now-born.
Elopement and Pursuit.
Wim. L. Marcy was called to i he bar in
October, 1811. Acting under the advice
of friends, lie opened an oflice in Troy, N.
Y., and commenced the practice of hi
profession. lie was surrounded by exper
ienced and gifted lawyers, who controlled
the honors and emoluments of their profes
sion. )voung Marcy. deficient In those
brilliant and ready talent so attractive to
the public, though posessiug erudition anud
strong intellectual powers, did not at first
meet with professional success, but, taking
anl appeal to the future, he patiently await
ed the developments of tine. With great
lalwr and perse% ermice he )erfcc:cd himself
in those solid acquireients, which subse
quently rendered him conspicuous before
the world as a lawyer, diploniatist and
Among the chrracteristica that distin
gilshed the early days of Mr. Marcy's pro
lesdin A life. was cuirelessness, in regard to
dress. Though he was not, like Martin
Grover. accustomed to appear in dilapida
ted attire, st'll he held fashion and her
votatiis in contempt. Ills boots were often
left for weeks without polish, and his hair
to say the least,averappeared in Hyperlon
curls, and withal, by casual acquaintance
he was regarded as a very dull and inactive
young man. But his personal appearance
was in his favor lIe was slightly above
the ordinar.! height, "stout and mascuilin e,
but not gross; his forehead bold and full,
his eyebrows heavy, his eyes dleep-set and
expressive, his motuth and chin firmly
mioulded. Ills manners were affable and
courteously free from p)retence, yet digni
fied." iIe was easy, pleasing and graceful
in conver-sation. In really refined and
cultivated circles, young Marcy, notwithi
standing his indifferent attire, was a favorie,
though coxcombs attempted to make him
the subject of raillery.
Ilis olllco was in a small one story build1(
lng, suirroundled by a railing or veranda.
Directly opposite his ofllce there was a
fashionable female seminary. In pleasant
weather lie wvould scat hiiself on the ver
andas, with his feet elevatedl on the top of
it, and in this position watch the gambols
of the young ladies on the p)lay-grouind cf
the school, or engage in pursuing his favor
ite situdies. Ills unl)ohIshed boots, thue
conspicuotisly exhibited, were often the
subject of merriment among the fair stu-.
dlents. Though young Marcy was wanting
in those external qualities constituting what
Is called "a lady's man,'' Is society wvas
by no means distasteful to the fatir sex,
especially to those whlo had the penIetration
to understand the real beauties of his char
aeter and applreciatte his abihties.
Among the more advanced puils of the
seminary was a Miss DuBlois, a young lady
from Springilelid, Mass., an heiress, and
very beautiful. Marcy had frequently met
her at the residence of a lady friend in
Troy. For sonme time a respectful frilend.
shIp existed between her aind the young
lawyer. Bho was pleased with the graces
of his knowledge, the superiority of his in
tellect. There wits a ch-iarmn in hIs
cnversation, which nnconsciously revealed
the mental resources of the future states
man, stimulating intelligence In others.
Miss DiBois possessed that charminug ver
satility that belongs of right to women
the faculty of suiting her fine intellect te
all whom it encountered--of so tempering
her subtle wit with fcmini'ne grace as to
exempt her from enmity or malice, and
that pride which is the neeessary result of
th.i superlorty she w~ore easily aind grracc
There were those elements in the friend
ship between young Marcy and Miss Du-:
B3oas whic1 naturally ripen into deep attach-.
meat and' ardent love, yet singtular as it
may app4bar, there was no affair of the
heart blenfied with it. But these who were
aware'of their intunacy, not understanding p
ito Aetinre naturilly put another ,,astruc- i
.414n'ppon it, and a report r-hed the n
faculty of the seminary that 1Arey was an t(
accepted suitor of Miss DuBois. The rules u
of the Institution strictly forbade the young ti
ladies from receiving any attention from A
gentlemen; and the parents of the lady had ti
strongly enjoined upon the faculty the en- 1
forcement of this rule in regard to their a
daughter. Therefore, the report of her re- C
lation with the young lawyer caused an un- ti
pleasant sensation In the seminary, and ti
Miss DuBois was strictly forbiddeh to have t(
any further association with Marcy. The h
report even reached her father, who ha- h
tened to Troy, determined to remove his ti
daughter from the seminary. But her cx- tj
planation of the matter was sutticient, and b
he returned home satisfied that all reports 01
connecting the name of his daughter with tj
Mr. Marcy were groundless. iI
A few weeks after her father's visit, Miss p
DuBois obtained permission to visit Albany tU
with some friends. Some time after her p
departure it occurred to one of the pupils of tI
the seminary, who had interested herself n
In the affairs of Miss DuBois and Mr. Mar
cy to quite an extent, that although the It
day was beautiful, the young lawyer had not a1
been seen in his iccustomned place on the 01
veranda of his office. On making proper in. : n
quiry she learned that he liad not been
there at all that day. This aroused hercur
losity and excited suspicions, leadling her n
to make further inquiry, and she was in. g,
.1ormed that he had accompaniedl Miss Di
Bois to Albany. Without further consid
eration, she believed'that an elopement had bi
taken place, aid immedlatly informed the
faculy that young Marcy and Miss Mulois
hail fled to Albany for the purpose of being w
clandestinely inarri.d.- This aroused them
to the highest pitch of excitement. The tr
rumor ran like wild-fire through 'the lisi- f(
tution, reaching the city in a short space of Y,
time. There was a strange 'hurrying to and
fro" in the seminary. Consternation was v
everywhero mingled with the silent mirth il
which the affair had created among many a
of the young ladies who really enjoyed the (1
scene. Cupid had slyly found a lodgment
within those walls, dedicated to science and um
study, though all thught the little winged 01
good was sternly forbidden there-to many
known only in the beautiful dreams of w
girlhood. Yet he had actually been a tl'
sojourner in that temple of science; one of
its fairest inmates had yield to his enchant- of
ed bowers. Fear that the wrath influenc- h<
ing the young lady's father and her other th
friends would be turned against the insti. 811
tution, and dreading the odium which an p(
elopement would bring upon It, au imme- w
diate pursuit was decided upon. The sher
iff ot the county, with aposqse comitatus, 0
was sent in pursuit, and proceeded with hot A
haste to Albany. Learning that the iady was P)
at onie of the principal hotels in that city,
lie rushed thither to forbid the bans befoie
it was too late. Sans ceremony he entore
ed his way into the ladies' parlor. Miss
DuBois was there enjoying nerself with
her friends, but, to the astonislunent of the F
sheriff, young Marcy was not present. The n
ollicer had entered the room sternly deter- a.
mined on breaking the chains that love had lo
forged with the strong arn of the law. Ie to
had anticipated tears, cries and shrieks at
from the lady, mingled with deep curses
fi om the lover. Bat no ardent lover was
there-no priest about to pronounce the
solemn but happy umion could be seen. ar
The lady and her triends, taken by sur
pise at the sudden entrance of the sheriffd
andi his assistants, started to their feet min
alarm. One of the ladies present sumon- w
edl courage enough to demiandi of the olllcer h<
what he meant by this intrusion. Confus.. lit
ed and emnbarrassed by the awkward p)osi- tO
tion lhe found himself in, lhe said: I
"Wo-wve--have-that is-we waut to ami
find Lawyer Marcy aiid Miss D)uBois.- fo
We are toild--" thm
"I am Miss DuBois, sir. As for Mr. 1o
Marcy, I have not seen himi to-day. What <1
(10 y'ou mean, sir?" t
"Why, thiepeophe at the seminary saidir
that you and he hmad aronie off together to- p
to-get marriedl, and-"m
"And so they sent you in pursuit of us, bt
I suppose, You will not arrest me on mere ii
suspicion, will you?" hi
"We have to obey ordlers, madam. I 1
have a warrant against Mr. Marcy for ab- cc
duct ion-that is for carrying you off-for ai
they madec that out before the justice,'" v
said the oflcer.
Thie deep, clear, silver laugh of Miss Dui- c~
IBois, in which hercompanions joined, rang g
through the room at this announcement, TI'
while the sheriff and his assistants, finding 1e1
t hemselves 'sold,' as the saying is, reth'edl, th
grcatly chagried at thme singular advent.ure.
It happenedi that shortly after Miss D)uBohs tr
and her friends left T1roy, Mr. Mlarcy, hay.. li
leg business in Albany, proc'ededl to that tm
city alone by stage. Laving transactedi his th
business lie returned hmome alone, as lie m
caime, to thmesurprise of citizens aind his a
friends, wvho verily heli',ved lhe had elop)edl
with the pretty heiress. His own astoniueh- ji
ment was iuoounded when informed of )h
the comiimoton and exeitement lie had un- 13
consciouisly caused, at the seminary espeei- to
ally, when lie learned that, (luring the (lay,
it was believed throughout the city that lie it
hiad absconded with a clandestine marriage bi
in view; that for the time being he hamd thm
abandloned the law for Gretna Green. as
Nothing could cxcced the mortification of gi
the seninairy at the useless and( ludicrous
ekcitement they had produced. For a long to
time this elopement made much merriment p<
in all circles hot,h at Trroy, and Albany. ta
None, however, enjoyed the joke with a.m
keener relish thian Marcy and his fair ra
friend. . - as
At length she graduated and returned to e
her friends, leaving,- the youlg lawyer to zn,
od on towards the fame that awalte
in. In the course of time bliss DuBol
arried a highly respectable citizen of Boa
n, with whom she lived in great happi
,so and piosperity. With the lapse o
me honors accumulated upon William L
:arcy. le was elevated to the bench o
to Supreme Court of the State of Nei
ork. Ie occupied the gubernatorial chah
id afterwards became a member of th
nited States Senate, and then Secretay o
to State in the cabinet of the President a
to United States, gaining honors as MintE
r of State which few of his predecessor
id attained. While a Senator in Congres
) attended one of those splendid recep
Lns given by a distinguished official t
te heads of departments, Senators, mew
rs of Congress and other eminent, person
ititled to an invitation. In the course o
to evening a ILdy, whose beauty, accomp
Anhents, fascinating manners, and re
ited wealth attracted much attention It
to fashionable circles of Washington, ap
oached Mr. Marcy. She was leaning oi
e arm f a dignified and courtly gentle
"Senator," site said with a graceful an
tion, "I cannot resist my desire to renev
acquaintance with you, once the soure
great pleasure and profit to me. Do yoi
>t recognize in me an old friend ?"
"Certainly I do. You are, or rathe
ere, Miss DuBois. I am delighted ti
eet you again; nothing could give mi1
'enter pleasure," said Mr. Marcy, after i
"Permit mc to introduce to you my hus
aid, Mr. D-, of Boston," said the lady
,ir. D-," she continued, "this is th
on. Wim. L. Marcy, whom you know s<
oll by reputation. He is an old.friend o
Inc. I once enloped with him; but
tist yom will forgive him, as you have me
r it was only an indiscretion of ou
64che elopementa are easily forgiven
mator,' "said Mr. D-' "especially sinci
e one Ms D-alludes to has atfforded i
fund of amusement from our first ac
"It was so well managed that neither o
knew anything about it until it was al
ler," said Marcy.
The story of the elopment soon found iti
ay into Washington society, where It wai
c subject of much merriment.
"Marcy," said President Jackson, at on<
his receptions, at which Mrs. D-an(
r husband were present. ' Marcy, b3
e Eternal, if I had been in your place ]
ould have given full occasion for the re
>rt of an elopement with that slendh
mqn. Why did you not?'
"Because, Mr. President, I had my eyei
a still lovelier wvoman-the future Mrs,
arcy," was the reply.
"Ah, that was all right; an excellent ex
ilation," said the President.
A Small 1Man iII 1131ack.
Years ago, when Delmonico's was al
>urteenth street, New York, the cafe was
it always as qttiet and orderly as it i
w. One night at notorious bully walkeI
and down its marble lloor flourishing v
ided pistol, and putting all the waitert
flight in his attempt to intimidat(
other guest, who calmly sipped his wine
ring the display. Upon another occa
)mI, a young man about towvn, boasting 1
s pluck and science, engaged in a tisti
li atray with a light-weight pr ofess51ina.
d was coolly knocked out of time, aftui
veral roundis, nobody daring to interfert
ring the combat. Warned by these af
ira, Mr. Delmonico took his measures
cordlingly. The next timec the bully
th his pistol attempted to enter the cafe,
was touched upon the shoulder by this
tie man In black, and tremblingly lis.
Ili to a fewv whispered words, carried
I maia a p)otui to another saloon. Thelm
xt time the light-weight prize flgates
d lisa "crowd" tapproached the dloor, they
und the little man in black upon the~
reshold and1( moved on to more congenial
::alities, as if lie hind b)een a referee or a
teetive. Since those memorable nights
ere have been 110 disturbances, no0 quar
Is, no boxing matches at J)ehnonico's.
rery hsabitue remarks the perfect ordei
eserved ad the absence of any apparent
tempt to preserve it. No tramps or
ggars, no banco-steerers or stool-pigeomi
lest the restaiurant, wvhleh attracts tht
at custom of New York. It is as If the
use was a <lub, at wvhich none but gen
amen were allowed to enter. In fact, the
mpany is severely sifted at, the door,
d t,he man in black is the sieve through
li ialt must -lpss. They go through
ecasciously; they never remark the p)ro.
ss or the op)era'.or; but the results arc
e peaice, order, comfort and refined elo
nce for which D)elmonico's Is famous.
se effect, therefore, is acknowliedged by
erybody; the cause is, Mr. JanmesUusick,
ii man in black at the door. Our' readers
not, need to have Mr. Olusick introduced
them. Trhey will noot soon forges. the
uiner of John ileenant, wh'lo accompi,led
mn to 10nugland, and mad(e hIm lit to win
e initernatiomnil light with Sayers. 01
050 goodl old days Mr. Cusick hams still
ti to relate when t,he doors of the cafe
c closed( for the night, and1( he unbenids
r a 'hsile with a representative of the
es.. 'To hoar his Outspoken opinion of
aglish fair play would rouse the Brit.shs
n even in his legenorate epoch when
rlin decides the fate of Asia. TIo listen
Ils stories of (lie pioisoned water, thme
ibed policemen andit the Yankee shrewd-.
as which ouitwitted aill attempts to "'get
''lcenau (luring his training, stimrs the
)od like the sound of a bugle, oven ini
ese piping times wieni the prize ring is
dieadl as Its chatimpions, and1( has onsly
ve fights for its ghosts. But, Mr. Cusieck
a livinig example of the practical uses oh
e noble art, of self-defence, which ought
gldden the hearts of such scientific ex.
Reats fra Colonel Monatery. The spec
lie of one litt,le man in black
unnting guard ever a magniticent restau
nt, crowded with ladles find gentlemen,
o protecting them from insult and an
~yance by thme prestige of hsis skill and
perienco, has Its moral as well as its
bummer Excursions via Pemnyivani,s
Sununer excursions, long or short, are
now necessities of American life. All
clasnes indulge in these relaxations from
business during the Summer months. The
rich extend the time to months the
poor content themselves with a much
Sstiorter withdrawal from the store, the
manufactury or the workshop. To foster
3 and encourage this feeling, the various
railroads of the country have inaugurated
Summer excursions to the sea coast, the
f mountain top, the shady valley and the
quiet rural sections of this great country.
Foremost among the Summer excursions
5 both for variety of location, the cheapness 1
of fare, and abundance of natural scenery,
are those gotten up and managed by the
Pennsylvania Railroad. All tastes can be
- gratified by these trips over the stein line
a of the Pennsylvania Road and its numer
one branches. Eight hours riae from
Philadelphia brings the traveler to Altoona
and Cresson Springs, In the Allegheny
- Mountains, and the famous Bedford
Springs are reached by the Pennsylvania
Railroad to Huntiigdon, and thence by the
Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad to
Bedford. Leaving the maIn line at lar- L
risburg the route of the traveler leads north
ward over the Northern Central and Eriec
- Railroads to the mountain resorts of Rllenovo,
and Kane, to Watkins' Glen, and the many
pictursque localities in the vicinity of
Seneca Lake, all reached from Philadel
phia by express trains with luxurious Pull
man palace cars. Delaware Water Gap,
r a inost picturaque and delightful retreat
from the heat of Suiier is reached via I
Trenton and the Belvidere Division of the t
Pennsylvaida Road, which runs along the g
Delaware river, and presents a constantly t
changing panorama of enjoyable views by a
land and water. By leaving the main line, e
a hundred other points can be reached, N
where repose, comfort and health can be e
abtained by all classes. At the same time i
all the most popular and attractive sea-side g
resorts on the Jersey Coast can be readily r
[ and pleasantly reached by cars on the r
Pennsylvania Railroad. At the depot of t
the company, In West Philadelphia tour
ists from inland localities will find cars t
in waiting to transfer them-at a cost of v
six cents-to the depot at the foot of Mar- a
ke. Street, fioni which point Cape May, t
Atlantic City, Beach Haven, and Seaside C
Park may all be reached within two hours t
and without change of cars. The traveler o
continues his journey from the West Phila- v
delphia depot to Sea Girt, Spring Lake, '
Ocean Grove, and Long Branch, all of <
which points are also reached in about the
same time and without change of cars. In i
this way a vast extent of country, richly i
endowed with all natural charms and t
heialth giving properties, is opened to the n
enjoyment of persons of even moderate '.
imeans. The excursion rates are most a
moderate, anid cover such a period of time p
as will satiefy even the most exacting, and I
living accomniodations, at all points, can i
be obtained in such shapes as to fit all pur- s
ses. The Sinumer excursion programme t
of the Pennsylvania Rallroad was never so
extended, encircling an,l complete as for
the summer of 1880, and no doubt the 1
travel will be correspondingly enlarged. t
When a person can enjoy a Summer vaca- I
tion on the mountain or by the ocean side, l
alnost. as cheap as living in the City, or in I
the inland town, it is folly to tread the s
pearls of comfoit and health under foot. f
This blessing the Pennsylvania Railroad t
pus within the reach of all by theirentor- r
prise aid liberality.
Two Beautiful Munr4eresaes.
At an early hour in the morning of the
17th of May, 1817, the inhabitants of St.
Denis, one of the suburbs of Paris, were
startled by the discovery that the corpse of
an aged woman had been found in the Rue
Vaugirard, the only aristocratic and most
(quiet street in the pilace, under circum
stances which left no dioubt of the fact thatI
she hiad been mhurdered'.
51he was taken to the Iowa hall, and( ex
hibited to public view just as sile had been t
Th le corpse was entirely naked. Only a
part, of lIne cambric chemise covered the I
upper)C part of her body. 11er headi was
terrily bruised, apparently form the blows
inllicted by a blunt instrument. Fromt
the shriveled condition of her skin, and
from the fiact that she had but, a few teeth
left in her mouth, it was evident that at the
time of her (lentih she must have been att
least sixty years 01(1. Who was she? And
who hlad murdeored her?
At that, time even P'aria had but foiv
clover dletectives, the best, of them hiavingt
been dismissed on account of the services
thley had rendelred to the Emperor Napoleoni
the First. Ilenice, It was niot, to be won
dered at that, for two days nio clew to the
perpetrators of this crimie was found.
The corpse of the imurdtered woman was
bulried1 early on the third day, and It, was
trumly a strange coincideince that the 8same1
htour there were fuirnished to the authori
ties of St. Denls, information wic~h ena
bled 1them1 in the course of a few hours to
ferret out whlo had1 comlmittedi the atroc
1t was a letter addressed to the Comnmis
sary of P'olice thiat furniished this Inportant,
information. No name was signed to the
letter, which read as follows:
"If you will go to the young ladies, e
boarding school at lievernaty, you will find
out, who the murdered wvomian is, and, If
you are sagacious enough, also her assassIns.
T1hey are ait tale houIse."
i'iie Comnmissary of Police Immediately
repairedi to the piace0 inicaeited, where lie
wias received by Mime. Chestnay, the prin
cipal of the school. lie said to Mme.
'"Is there an aged wvoman missing from
this house ?"
"Ani agedl woman ?" she exclained, ''we
had only one aigedl wo-nain here-my hlouse
heeper, Mile. bustenine. She is now on a
visit, to her sister in Normandy,"
'"When did slie leAve ?"
'"Thlree (lays ago."
"Cani you tell whamt kind of a chemIse
she wore at I,hat tiim?"
The lady ooke'd at hhn in surprIse.t
'-Mile. Sustenno was always particular a
about hecr uniderohothes. Bhe never wore
anything but very fine cambric chemises."
"I low about her teeth?"
"Excuise me. I have an object in ask
lag this question."
"Mile. Sustenne 1had very few and very ,
"D)id she have any enemies, hero?" s
"Enemies? Yes, monsIeur. She was 1
rather crabbed and( sour, and hone, all my
young girls hated her."I
"Did any of the young girls hate her
"Let me see. Yes; Anals Lenor and
sophie Breston had, the other day, a bit.
or quarrel with her. But tell me, mon
ieur, why do you put all these questions
o e ?"
"Because Mille. bustenne Is undoubtedly
he old woman who was found murdered
it St. Denis three (lays ago."
"Mon Dieu -Mon Dieu!" she cried,
vringing her hands.
Pleae send for the two gi'is whom
,ou nomed last."
The two girls made their appearance.
L'hey were only sixteen, tender, graceful
"What do You know about the murder
>f Mile. Sustenne?" said the commissary
The girls turned deadly pale, and made
"Did you murder her ?" thundered the
They burst into tears, and confessed
hat having a violent altercation with
Ille. Mustenne, they had beaten her on the
ead until she was dead. That they had
tripped off her clothes and carried her lin
lie dead of night to St. Denis.
The oeautiful murderesses were senten.
ed a few days afterward to be branded on
oth shoulders with a red hot iron, then to
land in the pillory for three hours, and to
e confined for life in the Hlouse of Correc
Gathering Cattle on the P'lains.
It is diflicult for any one who has never
cen on the p'ams to under,tand how the cat
let ra(le isicarried on in this country. People
enerally imagine that the stock-men see
lieir cattle every day and milk their cows
ad feed their calves as theydo in the East.
rn States, and they will be surprised when
Ye tell them that stock-men owning thou
snds of heads, may noPsee twent.yof them
rom Noveliber until the "round ups" be
in to come in, in the Spring. Many
eaders will not know what We nean by the
ten " roulidt up." We will therefore tell
Every man knows his cattle by the brand;
hat is, a mark ol' letters made on the cattle
eith a hot iron apnd so that it can be easily
een. In the Winter the cattle scatter or
rift with the storms for a hundred miles
r more. About the first of May, or when
he grass is well started, the stock-men send
ut their "out-fit." each consistingof a
ingon with piovisions, bedding, etc., and
i cook together with two or more herders
r "cow-boys" as tly are called here.
'here are three or four horses to every
ian,.and these are sent by the stock-men
ito all the adjoining counties to collect
hie animals. The "out-fits" from each
eighborhood meets at an appointed place
'hose places of ineeting present a lively
ppearance for a few days. There are.,
trh:ps one hundred wagons, one thousand
orses, and from two to four hundred red
len. After making all arrangements these
catter, surround the country, and drive all
lie cattle to one place. This Is ca'led the
When they are all gathered, there will
Wo from eighteen to twenty thousand;
lien the men from one county or neigh
iorhood proceed to separate the icattle be
onging to their county or neighborhood
rout the main herd into a herd by them
elves, holding them at a short disiance
ron the main herd. This is called ''cut
ing-out." While this Is being done, other
nen are "ctting-out" their brand, and so
ni until tile large herd is divided up into
mail herds. Then a part of the men start
o attend other "round-upg" and a part
tart fOr hom1e with the cattle already
;athered, stopping at every ranch and
'cutting-out" the cattle belonging to the
he p'ace and then driving on to the next,
Ad so on until the last man gets home
vith his cattle. These ''round-ups" are
omling in all Summer, and, as thley come
n, the cattle are held on the range by
Onnlding them in every few (lays, to brand
alves and ship beef. Tis is kept up un
Li all the "'round-ups" ore in, all the
alves branded, and all the becf shipp)led.
'hen the remaining cattle are all turned
>ose until t '1e nex Spri.ig.
The Worst or It,
Several years before his death, Mr. WVeb
ter started off from Marshfid on a troult
)g expedlition to Bandwich, a neighboring
wn of Cape Codt. On app)roaching the
no stream lie allghited from hisa wagon,
nd( just then lie met the owner of the farm
:iroiugh wvhich the stream run.
"Good morning," says Webster, "Is
lbcre any trout here ?"
"Well," says the fairmer, ''some people
shi lhere, but I dlon't knuow what they do
"Il throw my line in," says Webster,
and see what there is."
Webster walked thel banks of the stream
'ying his luck, and the old farmer fol
>wed hhnui. So-m Webster remarked:
"You have some bog on your farm ?"
"Yes," says the f armer, "that ain't the
tor5t of it."
Fishing still further along, Webster
"You seem to have plenty of mcsquitoes
"'Yes," lie replied, '"that ain't the worst
Webster still kept on throwving hus line
at*o theO (Iceep pools, andl then said:
"You have plenty of briars here ?"
'Yes," said the farmer, "and that ain't
ie worst of it."
Mir. Webster, getting somewhat discour
gedh in a hot Auugust day, bitten by mose
uitoes, scratched by briars, and not rais
g a single fish, dropped his rod and said:
"1 (10 not b)eleve that there is any trout
"And that aiin't the worst of it," says the
"We'll," says Mr. Webster, "I should
ke to know what is the worst. of it?"
"There never was any here I" says the
Mr. Webster enjoyed the joke, and often
>ldi it to lis particular friends.
S'hip Lighthouse.-One or the Tfrans
tlannei I Comnpaiy's steamnslhips inistead
f (a rainug at hlit in her riggingr at
ightI, hats ani iron lighthmouse built for
aurd, from which is shiowni a poweor
utI electric light, By t.his plan thle
orizonm is lit uip all aroiund(, anid the
Ight is visIble at a great distance. T1hie
omnpany's mnages ahave resolved on
doptinag it in their vessels as a greater
afeguard against the dhanger of col
-TIhere are 2,000 indians stIll livIng
That Confounded VIVO-Year-Old
A pretty little girl, about five years oh
with one of those sugar loaf hats modek
after Fra Diavolo's In the play no doub
came on board the Staten Island ferry boi
Westfield. In her train was a weary lool
ing, middle-aged lady, whon she treate
with condescension and called "Auntle.
After the young lady had found a comfort
able seat in the bow of the boat she allowe
her aunt to take a camp stool near by
When the boat started she began a systi
matic method of torture to which the ik
die-aged lady submitted with wonderfu
"Is that water, auntie?"'Ali asked polit
lug to the bay.
"Yes, dear," said the weary lookin
lady. . -.
"1DId the rain make all that water 'l
"Why didn't the rain make all tho
"0, the rain wouldn't affect it, yo
'"Why wouldn't the rain 'fct it ?"
"Oh, you can't understand that now.
"Why can't I understand It?"
"Never mind; do keep still, that's
dear; auntie's head aches.
''What makes your head ache, auntie ?
"1,he heat, I suppose."
"What makes the heat ?"
"The sun of course, dear."
"What is the sun."
'You know what the sun Is well enoug
I shan't answer that."
The little girl twisted uneasily in he
chair for a moment and then burst ou
with the question :
"What makes horse's bones?
"I don't know," said the aunt in a d
"I think they're made out of skin," sail
the little girl, with anl air of convictioni
"Yes, they're made out of skin an' woc
an' rubber; that's what horse's bones I
made out of."
"Yes, dear," said the shamele." wonian
"6If my pa gets that bone taken ou
of his leg he'll give me 'is watcl
WVould you have a bone taken out of you
-You ridicu!ous chlh,, of course not."
Why not ?"
"Oh, keel) still I"
The young woman then got up an
nearly fell over the rail into the water
The aunt utteret a shriek. and the writer
much against his will, rescued the youn
"Thank you sir," said the aunt.
"What for ?" asked thq terrible infant
"For nothing," said the iescuer.
"Auntie, did you ever see a little dick
bird flirt ill) Its tail an' sing ?"
"I meant no, dear." (Desperately).
"Did you Aee that colored lady, auntie
She had on a fearInil pretty hat, ever s
much prettier than yours-1 want to g
"You inusn't go home; your mamma 1
sick, aind you must go with ine."..
"What. makes mamma sick I"
"Never mind, she'll be well again iI
week or two."
"But I want to I.now what makes he
"4Never mind, dear.'
"Wiy '-bmt just then the boat swunj
ill) to her pier at Stapleton,and the inquils
Live young lady and her subinlssive tun
A Vatli Dishvory.
A recent examination of old park
ages in one of the vaults of the Mer
chants' National Bank of Baltimore, wher
they had been locked up years ago, hn
brought to light property which had beej
long lost siglt, of by tho original owners
In one of the boxes, the key to which wit
in the b)aILk, were discovered $10,000
first mortgage bonds' of the Pennsylvani,
Railroad, with thle Interest coupons) for th
past fifteen years attache'd, niaking thm
aggregate value of the property aliout $20,
000. Tlhese bonds, it hats been ascertained
b)elong to tihe lIngerstown (Md.' Bank, o
which Gov.lIa-nilton is now the. President
In dealings b..twveen the tw-j banks thee
bonds wvere dep)ositedi with the Merchants
Bank fifteen years ago aF collateral. ThI
then President of Ungerstown Bank, lion
James DI)xon Roman, d led ; the cashic
was suiperceded, aiid thla. bank lost trace
of the transaction. The disap)pearance o
the bonds. however, always remained am
unpleasant mystery, whiich' is now hiappily
cleared up, and the baniL adds $20, 00t
more to its surplus. Tihe securities arn
ranked as among the best. Th'e other val
tinble pdc'kago found ip tha vault of thi
Merchants' Bank was s'mall trunk, con
taining paipei's and sonme diamond jewelirj
valued at $1000, which, it hita been ascer
tained, were dleiositedi with the bank by
Spaniard for safe keeping more than1
quarter of a century ago, Onie of thie lot
ters wais signied with the name of Bober
A. Fisher, now President of tile Boardi o
Trade of Baltinore, who, on investigation
found that lie had at the (date nmed re
ceived a consignment of coffee from ti
Spanish genitleiman whi-, when here, decp:nitet
tile trunk with thme bank, as was tile ces
tonm in the safe keeping of valuables a
that peOrlod of time. Th'ie trunk was novem
called for, the genthemnaii is dead, and hi
heirs will get tIle p)roperty through tha
Spaiilsh consul. Th'Ie Merchants' Bank ha
b)een in business lorty-five yealrs, and sev
cral of tihe original oflicers were at thmel
posts until a compIaraltively recent (late
and of course kept record o1 the existenc.
of the valuables above referred to. Mr
Wmn. L. 0111, one of the tellers at, th
starting of the ban1k, and afterwards th
cashier, (lied last year, and Mr. MiflIi
Coulter, the other teller, was retired ias
January, after a service of forty-flye years
Train the Memory.
Hero are t wo methods to train the wore
memory. One of themi is to read a subi
ject when interestedi ; the other is not onl;
to read, but think. When you have read
paragraph or a page stop, close the bool
and try to remember the ideas of the page
and not only call them vaguely to mind
but put thlem ini words and speak there
out. Faithfully follow these two ruies ani
you have the golden keys of knowledge
Besides iattentive reading, there are othie
things injurious to the memory. One I
the habit of skimming over newspapers
items of news, smart renmarks,blts of in
formation, political reflections, fashom
notes, so that all is a confused jumble
never to be thought of again, thus dill
ge'ntly cultivating a habit of careless road
tug hard to break. Another ie the readinj
of trashy novels.
Talbot's Steady Nerve.
Jack Talbot, the minstrel comedian was
d a wonderful shot with a.piptol. in talking
, upon this subject he said:
It "Well, I shot occasionally in fublic, but
it was not until, I think, 1862, that I gave
d an exhibition on a theatrical stage. That
" was in San Francisco. By the way, there -a
a good story in connectin with the affair.
J Johnny Do Angelis, one of the company,
agreed to let ine shoot an apple from his
head, after I had,demonstrated practically
that there was no danger. in it. A few days
1, before the exhibition his nerve forsook hun,
and lie resorted to a neat little strqtagem to
test the accuracy of my aini. ~ We were to
have a rehearsalJ'iit.Wornlog, and when I
. got on the stage I i surprised to seb Do
'Angelis prop'ihg uo i ikeleton against mny
tpra.tice.target.' 'Wat i(re you doing. with
that thing?' I asked. 'I want-, yotr to
t shoot an apple off-its head,' he ,nswered,
'just .to sce .wiore:the ball will hit if you
i miss the D.Ark.' I eda -f- shots, split
ting the applo cach tie,. and thaj, reassured
him. Before thd ihow was iven 'we heard
that the city officials would objedt -to the
shooting ou jhe gibbnd of it.s danger, and
i we Invited them to witness it. The night
came and Do Angelis, who la'd previously
taken an affectionate farewell of his wife,
stood like a statue, waiting for the first shot.
I used a large-bore Colt's revolver. I fired
and chipped off the dpper part of the apple.
'Shoot a little closer,' said Johnny, who
Wanted to show lils nerve. This time I
sent the bullet through the centre. 'Uloser,'
r again said Johnny, who was growing more
t courageous. The third shot duX out the
bottom of the apple and raised a lock of his
hair. 'That w.11 do,' Said hL; that'S OW
"Billy Birch had a benefit in 'Frisco in
1 1864, and I voluntered for him. That time
. a woman held the Hpp'.e. During that year
1 John K. Ilackett, who was then living in
a Calt-foria, land a wide reputation as a
crack shot. Some friends arranged a match
bet weenl u.4, but for tio.ae reason or, other
t it did not conic off. Dan Bryant, who was
. a bosom friend of mine, had great faith In
r my shooting. When he was leaving Call
foruu, in 1809, a big party of us went
down to the steamship to see himl off.
There was no Pacifle railroad in thase days.
Dan got up on the hurricane deck, and
I shouted to me: 'Got your pistol, Jack ?'
.Yes,' said 1. )an held a bottle of wine
on the pahn of his hand and said: 'Let's
g see you uncork this.' I blazed away and
knocked the cork out without breaking the
bottle. Dan drank-my health as the ship
carried hin out of the Golden Gate. I gave
several exhibitions after that, generally as
r slated by De Angelis, who often held up a
twenty-five cent plece for ino to shoot from
his fingers, at a distance of about forty-five
feet. ly best feat was igniting a' match
with a bullet without breaking the match."
"You never knew George Winship I.'
> "Never iet lin."
s"Well, George and I were traveling wit it
Wilson's circus it few years ago, performing
a this shooting act, lie dolug the stamiug.
While in Oakland the act .was placed well
down on the bill,'and when we caine Into
a the ring the candles in the chandellers-it
w%as before olPnd gas were Introduced as
ri 'circus lilumilnaries-had burned so low that
they shed a very dim light. There was not
an apple to be had, and I had to substitut a
r a lime for it. I fired and the bullet hit the
lime faily, but the concussion ieed alul)
L on George's head. -lie (lied about three
years after of paralysis, and lie always
blaued that shot as the origin of it, but I
never could believe it had anything to do
"Frank Frayne, who Is now an expert
3 rifle-shot, his often stood for me, and so
. has my, wife, but I have nver iijuredi a
a hair of their heads. Dr. Carveft' wh6jm I
rqgaril as the most wonderful,shot In the
world, perforins many feats with the rifle
which I have often accomplshed' with the
pistol, both mounted aund on foot. In' 4old
Hill, Nev., I shiot a match at 75 y'Ards *
against a llenry -rifle, using.a-Golt'a re
volver. /l'he~ target was a medium sized siir
(dine box' I pilt six balls through it, against
miy 0lolient's five. I have hperformed
w'ith -Wood's, Campbell's Moore & Bur
guess's in L~ondon, Carneross & Dixey's
and other well known iminstrel troups, so
that mny time has been well taken tip ; but
a few days' practice with tihe pistol and I'll
guarantee to show youinjratsoi
points in pIstol-shooting ta o ee
P'resering tihe Eye-Sight.
A remarkable* proof 'o'f the harmlossnce
of useinig glasses, oven. a~ single glass, Is
furnfashedby watch inakers,. who appear to
enjoy an enviable immunity from eye dis
edses. 'Ii is uincommon to see a watch
maker idi 'a ophithilnmo hohpital. The
habita exercise of thu' eye up3on fine work
tends to.thec development and preservation
'if its powers. Trhis-is in analogy to the
fi:ath now getting currency that brain-w,rk
Is necessary to physical health. TIhe man
who wvould preserve the full integrity of lis
functonsq to a rIpe- o!d age must avoid ex
desses of every descrIption, and endeayor
to employ the highier faculties of his mind
somowhiat more energetically thman is now
~always customiary. A tiie comes to every
one when the physical powers begin to d -
cay, and [lien, unless tie brain lins been
kept actIve and recip)ient by exercise, there
is nothing left, to live, and the man par- -
ishes. We say that lhe diedl of gout, or of*7
overeatinag, or of heart disease, or of kidney
dIsease, or of the failure of the particular
organ which was the first to exhibit symip
tomrs of the approachIng endl. In reality
lie has dlied ot stuipidity, artificially pro.
dlu 3ed by3 neglect of the talents with which
lie was endowed. That which is true of
the organismn as a whole Is true also of its
paris; and1 the eyes, among others, are best
treated by an amount ot systemiatic uso
which preserves the tone of their muscle.
t arnd the regular.ty of their blood supply.
The acuteness of sIght, moreover, is in a
p great degree dependent upon ihe 'mental
u attentIon haultually paid to visuYal 'itilres
slons; and we have often observed this
acuteness to be below the7 i Udural average I
In agrIcultural laborers, who, if able in
isonme seDse to read, w'ere nt in the habit
I of reading;- and who were not accustomed
to look carefully at any' small ob.jects.
We have even hiad reason to think that the
wIves of such men were indebted to their
household needlework for the maintenauce
of a highmer standard of vIsion [lan that of
theIr husbands; and we have no doubt that
Idleness of the eyes, if we may use auch ex
pression, is in every way ihurtfu1 to j.hem,
and that proper varied eaznploynient I em- .l
mnently conductive to their preervvtten U n
beauty and ethIcienoy 1