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DRYCJUIL1 Jl'S GOUnTSlilP.
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HOW A. LOUISVILLE SCIENTIST MET HIS
FATE IN ARKANSAS.
Dr. Graham having passed a very
creditable examination beforo tbe
medical board, was commissioned an I
assistant surgeon in the,United Stales
army in 18?, and ordered to report
for duty to the commanding officer
at Fort McKavett, Texas. There
were no railroads in the Western
country at that time, and the usuai
way of getting to Texas was by .the
Mississippi river to New Orleans, and
(hen crossing the gulf to stage it up
through tho State. I>r. Graham was
yery desirous of cxamiuing the Wes
tern country mineralogically, so ap
plied and received permission from
\he War Department to go by way
pf Arkansas and Indian Territory to
his post.
On his arrival at St. Louis ho
shipped the greater part of his bag
page by way of tho river, and taking
only what he could carry on horse
back, started on his journey. While
}n St. Louis, at the Planter's Hotel,
he formed the acquaintance of a gen
tleman who learning where he was
going gave him a letter of introduc
tion to his brother, who was a farmer
living on his route in Arkansas. It
}8 not necessary for us to follow him
pn his road, or tell what discoveries
be made in the interest of science ;
sufficient it is that one day toward
dusk he reached the house of the gen
tleman to whom he had the letter,
and, dismounting, knocked at the
door and presented his letter to the
Judge, (even in those days every one
was Judge in Arkansas), who would
not haye needed it to have accorded
him an open-handed welcome; for
travellers were a God-send, and news
was as much sought after then as
now. After a short visit he proposed
to go on to the next town, about four
piilcs off, where he intended to put
Up for the night. The Judge would
not listen to his leaving, and was so
cordial in his desire for him to stay
that; he would have beeu rude not to
haye done so. The Judge, after di
- yectimj one of the servants to attena
to' hiS horse, invited him into the
fining-room, where he was introduced
to tlic' wife and daughter of his host,
and also a substantial Western sup
per, to which he did ample justice.
' After supper they adjourned to the
parlor, and he entertained his new
piade friends with the latest news
from the outside world. The old
pouple retired and left their daughter
to entertain him, and he made hot
love to her, and finally asked her to
be his wife and go to Texas with him ;
to which she consented. She being
very unsophisticated and innocent,
took everything he said in down right
earnest, and with her it was a case of
**love at first sight."
But I am anticipating. During
the night our friend, the doctor,
woke up and remembered what he
had said, and it worried him ; but he
said to himself, after emptying his
Water pitcher, "never mind ; I'll make
}t all right in the morning. I must
have made a fool of myself. She's
Jovely ; but what must she think of
me 1" and rolled over and went to
sleep again. Morning came and
upon his going down to the parlor he
found the young lady, alone, for!
'which he blessed his lucky stars, and J
was just about to make an apology,
when she said;
"I told Mamma, and bIic said it
Was all right," at tbe same time giving
him a kiss which nearly took his
breath away. "Papa is going to
town this morning, dear, and you
ride in with him and talk it over;
put he won't object, I know."
"But, my dear Miss, I was very
foolish, and?"
VNo, indeed ; you are all right."
"Well, I will go to my post, and
Return for you ; for I must go on at
once."
"No; I can go with you."
"You won't have time."
"O yes I will. Papa, will fix that.
Jt would bp suph ah expense for you
come all the way back here."
"ButI havo no way of taking you."
"I have thought of that; that does
not make any difference. Father
Will give us a team."
With nearly tears in his eyes he
went in to breakfast, to which at that
moment they were both summoned ;
l>ut, alas I appetite he had none. It
was not that she was not pretty and
nice; but ho thought what a con
founded fool she must be not to see
that he wanted to get out of it. But
it was no use. When' the Judge
started for town, Dr. Graham was
sitting beside him. The Judge saved
him the trouble of broaching the sub-1
.jeofc by starting it himself:
"I always, young man, give Nell
her own way ; so it is all right; 3'ou
need not say a word."
"But Pvc got to go on t?-day."
The Judgp turned his eyes toward
him. He had an Arkansas. bowjo in
each, and one of those double-barrel
shot-gun looks as he said: "You
ain't a-trying to get but of it, are
you V"
The doctor taking in the situation,
said promptly, all hone being gone,
"No, sir."
"That's right. I will fix every
thing for you ; give you that black
team of mine, and a light wag
on to carry your wife's things," (here
the doctor shuddered,) "and a thous
and as a starter. You can be married
to-night and leave early in the morn
ing. That'll suit, won't it?"
"Y"cs, sir," answered Graham,
faintly. But on the Judge turning
toward him, he said "Y"es, sir, cer
tainly."
?.'After you get fixed at your post
I will come down and pay you a visit.
I have been thinking about selling
out and moving to Texas for some
time ; it's getting crowded here and
things are a moving as slow as lasses
\n the winter time."
Things were arranged as the old
Judge said. The marriage took place
and the army received an addition
to its ladies in the person of the Ar
kansas judge's daughter, and Dr.
Graham has never regretted the ob
duracy of his father-in-law or the un
sophisticatedness of his wife.? Har
per's Magazine.
Family Atfection.
We can imagine no condition that
carries with it such a promise of joy
as the farmer in the autumn ; with
his cribs full, with every preparation
mado for the winter, with the pros
pect of three months of comfort and
rest, three months of fireside and
content, three months of family and
home, three months of pure, solid
comfort. Make your home comforta
ble. Do not huddle together in a
little room overheated, with every
window fastened down. Do nof, live
in this poisoned air, and thcu when
one of your children dies, put a piece
in your paper commenciong with,
VWbcrcas, it hath pleased Providence
to remove from our midst?:-."
Have plenty of air and plenty of
warmth. Let your children sleep.
Do not drag them from their beds in
the darkness of night. Treat them
with infinite kindness. There is no
happiness pi a house not filled with
love ; where a man hates the wife, or
the wife the husband ; where children
fear their parents, or where parents
dislike their children. Every such
home is simply a hell upon earth.
There is no reason why farmers
should not be refined and kind. There
is nothing in the cultivation of the
soil to make men cross, crabbed and
unjust. To look upon the sunny
slopes covered with daisies, does not
tend to make men cruel. Whoever
labors for the happiness of those he
loves, elevates himself, whether he
works in tho shop or. plows in the
perfumed fields.
Give It to 'Em in Latin.
It is an oft-spoken whim of the
cynics;?and posssibly something
more?that tho doctors give their
prescriptions in Latin, so as to afford
ignorant patients the benefit of a lit
tle imagination. Bolus panificus
sounds a good deal more important
than bread pill. Somo years ago in
the Rhode Island Legislature a mem
ber moved to translate all the Latin
phrases in the statutes, so that the
people may understand them. A Mr.
Uplike took the ground that it was
no advantage to have the people un
derstand the laws. Ho said they
were not afraid of anything they un
derstood. That it was tho words
they were afraid of, and proceeded to
illustrate his position as follows;
"Mr. Speaker, there was a man in
South Kingston about twenty years
ago who was a perfect nuisance,
and nobody knew how to get rid of
him. One day he was hoeing corn,
and he saw tho sheriff coming with a
paper, and asked what it was. Now
if he had said it was a writ, what
would behave cared? But he told
him It was capias satisfacienditm, and
the man dropped his hoe and ran,
and had never been hoard of since."
PEACE UANuED. .
?o??
CLAIMING to TUE Ii ast A MUKDKfl FOU
WHICH ANOTHElt MAN BUFFERS.'
London, Feb. 20.?rCharlcs Peace,
the notorious burglar and niurdercr,
wns oxecuted at Leeds yesterday.
He died in tue odor of-sanctity, for
giving ail his .enemies.. SouicLdays
before bis execution be confessed that
bo was tbe murderer of a Manchester
policeman at Whallegrango in,187p^
for which crime a man named Ilabron
was sentenced to death. Tbe sen
tence, however, was commuted on
account pi rlabron's youth, and he Is
now undergoing itnpriso'nuient for
life. Peace said he was surprised by
the officers while attempting burglary
and fired upon them in self-defence.
He was in court when Ilabron was
sentenced to death. 1 he Manchester
newspapers and discrepancies be
tween the statements of Peace and
the circumstances of the WaJle87
grange murdci. It is belicVetl that
Peace sought to prolong his pending
an investigation of his statements
concerning the murder of the police
man. But Peace persisted in his
statement to the last moment. The
Home Ollicc has begun an inquiry
iulo the case of Ilabron.
The story of Peace's career would
fill a volume and has already filled a
great many columns of the English
newspapers. He conducted his pro
fession as a burglar alone. Settling
down in one town after another, he
led an apparently sober and quiet
life, spending the days placing relig
ious times on a violin or some other
musical instrument or carving wood
en saints and giving un impicssion
that he was a man of independent
means. At dusk be sallied forth to
"crab*cribs," not hesitating to shoot
any man or other creature that came
between him and his escape. At
Melton Mowbray, some years ago,
he carried off 825,000 worth of plate
and jewels. Ho plundered York
House, Sheffield, of $2,000 worth of
lace and skins. After ransacking
one town after another he settled in
Blackhcatb, and the newspapers
teemed with stories of robberies com
mitted there. One night, however,
an officer fell upon him while at work
and a desperato fight took place.
Peace fired five shots, wounding the
officer in the leg, and then stabbing
him with a long knife, but be could
not get away from him, The burglar
was found to be an oldish man, only
five feet four inches tall, and of slight
but wiry build. lie was convicted of
burglaiy and condemned to a long
term of imprisonment, but before be
ing conveyed to prison a patient in
vestigation of his career was under
taken, and resulted in the discovery
that be was the man for whom the
police had been searching every
quarter of the world for the murder
of Arthur Dyson, a civil engineer, in
November, 1870. Peace bad been in
love with Mrs. Dyson, ajiyVmerican
woman, and had followed her about
item place Lo place. Her husband
forbade him the house, and he threat
ened in return to take Dyson's life.
He uccosted Mrs. Dyson in the yaru
of their house in l$anncrcross. She
screamed and bar husband came to
the spot and Peace shot him, scaled
the garden wall and escaped.
Dyson was engaged*with Sir Mor
ton Pcto in the building of the Atlan
tic and Great Western Bail way. He
also had charge of tho construction
of the Vandnlia and Terro Haute, tho
Iron Mountain, and hud something to
do with the Lake Shore Uoad. The
Grand Trunk Railway of Canada
was also constructed under his man
agement. Mrs. Dyson was in this
country, whither she had lied for fear
of Peacef when that worthy was cap
tured and went back to England to
attend his trial for murder, being the
principal witness against him. On
his way by rail from prison at Fcn
tonville to be tried at Leeds ho made
a desperate efforts to escape by mak
ing a flying leap headforemost out
of the narrow window in the earriagc
door, while the train was going at the
rate of lift}' miles an hour. One of
his guards caught him by the foot as
he went out and held on in spite of
his wriggling and kicking. Finally
Peace struggled out of his boot and
fell stunned and bleeding alongside
the track, and there was found by the
guards when the train was stopped,
and they had lo go back to the plaOQ
where he fell When in prison the
authorities compelled him' to take
medicine, ho mado the walls ring
with "murder." '
? ?? " r TT^-T : -~T
. Read This, Young Ladies.
We , beard a very pretty incident
the other day, which wo cannot help
relating. A young lady from, th?
South, it seems, was woqpi] uYfUwon
by a youthful physician living in Cal
ifornia. , When the engagement was
made the doctor was riohf bavins
been very successful at* San Francis
co*" It had not existed marf) than
six months, hovever, when, by^an uu
fortunate investment he lost the en
tiro "heap." .This event came upon
him, should be added., just as lie was
about to claim his bride. What does
ho do? Why, like an honorable and
chivalrous young fellow as he is, ho
sits down and writes the lady every
particular of the unhappy turn which
has, taken plucc in his fortunes, as
suring her that if tho fact produced a
change in her feelings toward him,
sho is released from every protrude
she has ever made him. And what
does the. dear, good glii? Why, she
takes a.lump of pure gold which her.'
lover had sent her in his prosperity
as a keepsake, arrd having it manu
factured into, a ring, forwarded it to
him with the following Bible inscrip
tion engraved in distinct characters
on the outside : v Entreat me not to
leave thee, or to return from follow
ing after thee ; for whither thou goest
will I go, and whither thou lodgest
will I lodge ; thy people will be my
people and thy (Jod my God; where
thou diest will I die, and' there will I
be buried ; the Lord do so to me, and
more also, if aught but death part
ire and thee." The lover idolized
bis sweetheart more than ever when
he icceivcd this precious evidence of
her devotion to him both in storm
apd BUnshino. We may add that for-1
tune soon again smiled upon the
young physician, and he subsequent
ly returned to'tho South to wed the
sweet girl ho loved, and who loved
him with such undying affection.
Reader, this is all true. Young la
dies who read the Bible as closely as
the heroine of this incident seems to
have done are pretty sure to make
good sweethearts and betler .wives.
Too hjot for Him.
During the Confederate war, one
Jjm was attached to Rosser's cavalry,
in Stuarts command. Jim was noted
for his stroug antipathy to shot and
shell, and a peculiar way he had of
avoiding loo ? close communication
with the same ;. but at last all his
plans failed to keep him out of the
"row," and he, wilh his companions,
was detailed to support a battery that
composed a poition of the rear-guard.
The enemy kept pressing so close, in
fact, as to endanger the retreating
forces, and tho troops covering the
retreat had orders to beep the enemy
in check for a given period at all haz
ards. Jim grew desperate under the
galling lire. lie placed himself in
every position his genius could in
vent, but the "hiss" of the bullet
haunted him still. At last, in despair,
he called to tho commanding ofllcer,
"Lieutenant, let's fall back!" "I
cannot do it, Jim !" shoutod the olll
cer. "Well, I'll be tlraftpd if we
don't get cleaned if we stay here 1"
"My orders, Jim, arc to hold this
place and support that battery of
guns?" pointing to tho artillery
close by. "If wc fall back, the ene
my will rush in and capture the
guns." Just at that instant a well
directed bullet impressed Jim with
the fact that a chango of base was
uccessary. Jim found another appa
rently protected spot, and as soon as
he had recovered his mind, lie sang
outj "Oh, Lieutenant, what do you
think them cannon coRt?" "J[ don't
know, Jim ; I suppose one thousand
dollars." "Well," said Jim, "let's
start a collection and pay for the
darned guns, and let tho Yankees
have 'em !"
Confederate Money Wanted.
We copy tho following from an ex
change, as of interest to those hold
ing the notes in question : "Confed
erate money issued in 1861 is eager
ly sought after by 'curiosity' hunters ;
notes issued at Montgomery, Aln.,
of the denominations of 850, 810?,
$500 and 81,000 being tho rarest. A
set of these notes in good condition
will readily sell for 8100 in gold.
Next in value are notes engraved by
the Southern Bank Note Company,
In 18G1. One of thtso?a twenty
dollar note?with an engraving rep
resenting a female riding a deer, is
worth its face value in gold. Some
of the issues of 1802 are worth some
thing; but after that year tho issue
of ('Onfcdcratc States money is
scarcely "worth preserving."
CLOSE Ol' A SINFUL lilP?^
TUB DEGRADED DAUGHTER OF I'II1LA:
?KLl'HIA . MILLIONAIRE DIES.' A
WRETCHED DEATH.
A Pittsburg correspondent writes;
Annie Dawson, euinciatcd, diseased
and Dlth-covered, dropped dead at
.Claremont station this forenoon when
being removed from tho cars to the
w?rk;h?use. Her history is one of
the saddest romances. Her deserted
homo in Philadelphia is that of one
of the wealthy iron manufacturers
there, for she wna the daughter of the
well-known Edward YJ Dawson.
Fifteen years ag'o Annie Dawson,
then a young woman of 20, deserted
her* home and friends" in the City of
Brotherly Love, and, in company
with a fastidious ^gentleman,; came
hero to, lead a life of shame. Her ad
vent1 in Pittsburg caused a ripple of
excitement among the demi-monde,
for she was strikingly beautiful and
possessed of an education Hint was
so far in advance of the accomplish
ments of her sisters in sin that from
the first she was looked up lo as an
Aspasia among them. The favor
with which she was received on all
sides was marked, and the very best
that' money could buy or enamored
humanity could bestow fell at her
feet. ' She reigned queen of them all
in the wild whirl ol pleasure and ex
citemcut in which tho beautiful girl
hud engulfed herself. Home, mother,
father, sisters, brothers and all were
forgotten, and all that should be near
and dear was cast aside like a, wppi
out toy.
As years passed, champagne and
wakeful nights told on the woman,
and, inch by inch, her beauty and
power slipped from her grasp. Her
wine-flushed face became lejs alluring
and those who were once all gallant
and ever ready and -jealous to dance
attendance at her shrine, sought more
attractive prey. The? maison d>; joie
of tho upper order had no further use
for the waning belle, and, at a loss to
know why she was no longer wanted
she stepped down and out.
A dozen doors of less famous bagn
ios stood invitingly open to the once
famo'us attraction. Her diamonds
and silks were gone?faded away
with her beauty' as did her friends.
Cheap wine and whisky took the
place of the sparkling glass, and
down, down, the woman went, and in
tiipc stepped into the street a de
bauched and degraded sister, spoken
of U3 the once famous "Annie" by
more fortunate syrens, but unrecog
nized by them, and passed as a con
taminating outcast with a shrug.
With other things she lost her name,
and the vulgar called her uReddy.'"
The streets and low dives were
"Roddy's" home, and cheap rum and
curses her principal stimulants.
In the past years she has been ar
rested more than a hundred times.
Last night she called at the house and
asked for lodging for the night.
This morning she said she had been
discharged from Claremont about fil
tccn days since, and, as she had no
home, she desired to be sent back.
Her wish was complied with, and a
commitment for sixty days wns made
out. She was sent up with other
prisoners, and just when the train
reached the station at Claremont she
fell dead. Her relatives in Philadel
phia have been notified, and signified
their intention to bury her properly.
He Wanted Her Insured.
A good-natured looking voung man
of twenty-live, occompanicd by a
modest appearing young woman of
about the same age, evidently his
wife and just made so, yesterday call
ed upon a Griswnld street insurance
agent to see about insuring her life.
After some preliminary conversation
the agent inquired what sum they had
in mind.
"I want hpr insured for at least a
million dollars," promptly replied
the husband) as he reached over and
patted her 011 the head.
Tbp agent figured up the premium
and, staled the amount. The wife
turned palo ns death, and the hus
band lost a pound of flesh a minute.
'?But take a smaller sum, say live
or ten thousand dollars," suggested
the agent.
u>$ot a cent }eas'n a million 1" ex
claimed the husband. ulf she ain't
worth th.it sho ain't worth nothing,
ami as I can't chalk up for a million
we'll go."
And go they did, stopping neither
for argument or good wishes.
Favoritism.
A correspondent of tho News and
Courier, writing from Blackvillc, lias
this to say : "I think I know that
it is high time in South Carolina,
where v^p cry tso much for civil ser
vice reform, that somo other qualifi
cation than favoritism should be re
quired wjjen qq ofllce Is to be filled,
either by appointment or election.
This thing of filling important offices
with men wu,q are altogether incom
petent to discharge the duties requir
ed by them, simply because they
need help or have donp something in
some other line that entitled them to
tho well-wishes of their fellow citizens,
it is a growing public evil. It is
turning the Government i,nto a vast
eleemosynary asylum, ami will inevi
tably bring it to grief. A man may
be able to shoe a horse capitally, but.
that is no evidence that he will excel
as a portrait, painter, Let favoritism
stand back and fill the public offices
with men who can work them success
fully and to the best advantage for
public, and our State will begin to
prosper." Wo do not know to what
appointment the correspondent re
fers, remarks the Abbeville Medium,
but we have heard aomctliing of the
kind, hinted at on several occasions
wi?hin the last few years. If there
is any just ground for such a com
plaint the cause should be removed
at once, because we now need and
should have the "best men" in office.
By' Vbest men*' wc do not mean par
ticularly that class who presume upon
past distinctions and conditions (or
their passport to official position, but
only such' as arp capable and can
really perform the duties of their
teveral positions. So let us have our
"best men" and no favoritism.
? Sorry Spoctacle.
The Congress of the United Stales
protracted its session throughout the
last Lord's day, drinking whisky out
side and talking and hammering
away within, just the same as if that
God who rules over earth's senates
.and in thu armies of heaven had not
issued this solemn mandate, "Remem
ber the Sabbath day to keep it holy."
What a pit}' our national lawrgivcrs
had not made better use of thoir time
previously by refusing to adjourn for
a ten days' holiday at Christmas, and
wasting besides many precious hours
in buncombe speeches and frivolous
sparring; in the very teeth, too, of
the knowledge that hundreds of im
portant bills must be acted upon bp
fore the 4th of March.
Wp are not advised how many
Christian men there arc on the rolls
of Congress, but only wish if Ihcre
had been a sufficient number to break
the quorum all such had retired, leav
ing everything in statu quo. The
President could then have summoned
an extra session on the (Kb instant,
for the completion forthwith of the
unfinished business of the country.
Would not this have been preferable
to such a palpable vio|atio. of God"?
commands by the rulers ol the na
tron ?
What a damaging example has been
set to all lesser tribqnqls and individ
uals upon the prqper observance of
tho Sabbath !
If the Bible be true, and Jehovah,
though a just U nlso a jealous God,
no people can hope to prosper who
thus in high places trample mulcr
foot and despise Iiis pronounced and
sacred ordinances.?Mucon Telegraph
and Messenger.
Tin: Baltimore American got up a
very pretty story of the way in which
the dusky Mrs. Bruce was being lion
ized by Washington society. But
comes ruthless truth-tellers to say
the article is a pure invention, that
none of the Cabinet ladies or Sena
tors' wives had called on the beaute
ous octoroon, and that they don't in
tend to. Bruce seems to be a vpry
quiet, well-behaved fello.v, antf jt is
a pity that Radical correspondents
will not sulfcr him to remain in the
obscurity he seeks^ and which hp so
creditably adorns.
"You know," saul Rice, "how the
negro likes 'possum." Two darkies
were riding from a field after a hard
day's ploughing. They began to tallf
about the things good to eat. 4 What
do you s ly to tlis?' said one. 'T-a-k-e
a f-a-t 'possum?p>h bilo him?put
him in a (de fashion Dutch ovin?roos'
him brown'?the other darkie's eyes
lolling and mouth watering as the
description went on?'snvo him up
wid c-o-o-n graby?"Shut yo' mouf
you niggah : I'll fall right off'n dis
boss."
SUFFERINGS AT SEA.
DREADFUL EXPERIENCE OF TWO SAH.,.
OKS SviIO WERE SHIPWRECKED.
A recent special dispatch from Fal
nioutb, England, says tbat Chief Ofli
cer Foot and Charles Cosman, sea
man, tho only survivors of Uic Amcr- .
ican schooner Estclla, of Portland, ?
Maine, bound from Yarmouth for tho
Island of Anligan, West Indies, witl| .
a general cargo, were landed there.
They commenced their voyage on the
28th of December. After leaving
port they experienced terrific weath
or, tho wind being very high, and lay .
to for three days, waiting for the
fury of tho storm to subside. On
January o, during the early morning
hours, a heavy sea capsized the ves
sei. Of the crew of five men Cowman,
only was on deck, the other four .be
ing below. Capt Hursey and Chief I
Oflicer Foot and the cook came on.
deck as she turned over. 'The. aur- ..
yivors then succeeded in getting! on, 1
the side of the vessel, the cook fell of>
cxbausted after three hours. The
captain succumbed to the exposure
and fatigue after holding on until af
ter 8 o'clock in the morning. Tho
vessel finaliv, bv thfl action of the
waves and being full of water, right:
ed herself. Foot and Cosman man
aged, with great difficulty, to make
their way once more to the vessel's
deck. They hud planks on the wind
less and water barrels, which served
as their bed and resting place for.
three days, expecting every moment^
that the vessel would sink beneath,
them. On tbe fourth day a barrel ch
appies floated from the forp hold,,
which they succeeded in capturing..
Tbe apples were saturated with salt,
and caused the poor fellows most in
tense thrist. They also obtained a
box of salt mackeral, which they
greedily devoured. Oue day before
they were rescued a barrel of flour
floated out from the hold, and they j
made dough of a porliou of its con
tents, but a heavy sea springing up,
a wave washed it away. On January i
10t.h, while the wind was piercingly
cold, and the sun was going down. -
the wreck and the unhappy men as
I hey were flpatipg on were seen by
the Spanish brig D/^otpa? which bore
down upon them. Ho on they came
alongside and rescued the survivors,
who were hoping for death lo come '
to theiivrelicf. When tbe Spaniards
took them off they had seven apples
left. Tbey were in such an emaciat
j pd condition tbat they had to l$o liftr
I ed from the plank bed, to which they;
had tied themselves to prevent being
washed olf.
Old Letters.
Never burn kip.dly written letters.;,
it is pleasant to rea/l them oyer when
the ink is brown, the paper yellow
with age, and the gentle hands that
traced the friendly words are folded
over the hearts that prompted, them
under the green sod. Above all,
ncycr burn love letters. Thread them
in after years is like a resurrection of
one's youth. The elderly spinster
linds in tbe impassioned offer she
foolishly rejected, twenty years ago,
a fountain of rejuvcncscncc. Glanc
ing over it she realizes that she was
once a belle and a beauty, und be
holds her former life in a mirror
much more congenial to her tastes
than the one that confronts her in
her dressing-room^. The widow, in
deed, derives a most swoet and sol
cmn consolation from letters of tho
beloved one who has journeyed before
her to the far-off land from which
there comes no message, and whero
she hopes, one day, to join him. No
photagfaph can so vividly recall to
the mcmpry of the mother tl/e ten
derness and devotion of the children
wijn have left at the call of I^eavcn,
as the epistolary out-pourings of that
love. Tbe letter of a true son or
daughter to a true mother is some
thing better than an imago of tho
features ; it is a reflex of tho writer's
Soul. Keep all loving letters. Burn
only (he hai.sh ones, and in burning
them, forgive and forget them.
Tho mother of Ida Lewis, who has
saved so many lives from drowning,
has resigned from the kcepership of
Linio Bock lighthouse, in Newport
harbor, and her daughter has been
appointed to the vacancy, with a sat
of $750, which is 8250 more than was
paid her mother. Mrs. Lewis ia
growing o'd, and to show some appre
ciation "for her daughter's services
she was induced to resign in order
that the latter might bo. her successor*

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