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Oat In the night and darkness ,
Out in the storm and rain ,
With never a star to guldo him
To haven and homo'again ;
Ho tosses afar , my sailor ,
On the brcast'of the stormy sea ,
With the pitch-black heaven above him ,
Andtho thunder's minstrelsy ,
The phoephoront waters parting
Leave a trail of fiery foam ;
The good ship flies from the tempest ,
But farther flies from homo.
Out in the wild night's blackness ,
Athwart the shadowy heights , "
Is a blood-rod glow on the breakers
The gleam of wreckers' lights !
The rush and roar of .the tempest ,
The roar and rush of the sea ;
Pray , pray to the white Christ , sailor ,
For haven , for home , for mo !
[ Belle , in Boston Transcript.
It was a golden day in early Septem
ber , and the doors and windows of the
Widow Dayre'j old fashioned house
stood open to admit the soft , balmy air ,
fragrant with the old fashioned flowers
in the quaint beds of the front yard.
Great lilacs shook their round , glossy
leaves in the afternoon sunshine , and
the tall rows of quince bushes were
laden with the ripening fruit.
In a large , cool dining room Mrs.
Dayro and her youngest daughter ,
Sadie , were busy shining the golden
pippins , ready for drying.
A young man came up the shady ,
pleasant path , and standing in the door
way bowed low to Sadie , craving the
privilege of resting for a while within
their pleasant room : Said :
"I am Mr. Derby , of the great house
of Derby & Brothers , of New York
city. You have doubtless heard of
: them ? "
"Yes , " Sadie said , "I have heard. "
Who had not ?
Then sitting down , he discoursed very
pleasantly and piquantly of the many
interesting adventures he had met in
his travels. Said he :
"My feet are blistered from walking
this afternoon. I never walked scarce
ly any before in my life. I have always
been at school or college. Last spring
my brothers , who have always petted
mo so much , fancied I was not looking
so well , and advised a tour to Europe.
But I desired traveling in our frontier
"So 1 started forth with my own car
riage and driver , and I have dearly en
joyed myself- until to-day. , when our
carriage was broken in crossing a new
piece of road back here. The driver
wishing to get the carriage to a shop
for repairs , I vainlyitried to return to
our hotel ; but I do assure you I am
completely exhausted. "
And he looked up at Sadie so earnestly
estly for sympathy that 'that tender
hearted damsel really from her heart
Turning to the table within the room
ho saw one of the circulars of the Cos
mopolitan association lying there , and
taking it up he said :
"So you have one of our circulars ? "
"Yes , " replied Sadio. "Our mer
chant gave it to mo. "
"Would you not like to become a
member of pur society ? "
Sadie thought she would.
* 'See , here is our Art Journal. I
will send it to you for a year. Let me
make jou a member of the society.
Perhaps you would draw some beauti
ful piece of statuary. Even the Greek
Slave , for instance. "
Sadie blushed. How pleasant it waste
to converse with this handsome , dark-
"How nice if would be to have a par
ing bee ! 1 have read of suoh things in
books and papers. Do you think your
mamma would allow you to have one ,
so that I could attend ? "
Again his dark eyes were bent upon
her , and she could not refuse.
"What lovely apples ! We never see
such as these in New York. Oh , Mrs.
Dayre , would you he so kind as to sell
me a carload of them to send on to my
/brothers ? "
Mrs. Dayre was well pleased to sell
her apples , and she told him she would
only be too glad to.
Then Mr. Derby was looking at the
pretty home made carpet that covered
the dining room floor , and he said :
"How often I have read of all these
things , and dreamed of the quietness
and bliss of a rural life ! There , se
cluded from the great world , and far
away from all its sting , with the lovely
being whom I should delight to own as
wife , how happy and ble&sed I should
: be ! "
Again he turned his dark eyes languishingly -
guishingly upon Sadie , whose heart
was fluttering , the color coming and go
ing in'her cheeks , as she thought :
'Perhaps he cares for me. "
She "had read of snch things how
rich young men had gone cutaway
from the city to woo and win country
Y/ould she ever-be Mrs. Derby , and
Tide in her own carriage , live on Fifth
avenue in a brown stone front , and
< wear diamonds and satinP
Mrs. Dayre , who was 'elated at the
prospect of selling her apples at high
prices , now commenced bustling about
- at getting supper , and Mr.'Derby said :
* * I guess I will go out whore the men
: are plowing for wheat. I like to see
nature in all her varied aspects. " '
And , bowing low to the pretty Sadie ,
Tie went out.
Sadie watched him as ho went through
-the great orchard saw him as he stood
talking with the men. There was the
iired man faithful , patient Kob. How
tall and strong he looked beside this
genteel Mr. Derby ! How long he had
loved her , striving in every way to
make home sweet and beautiful for her !
How true and noble he was ! How he
had always striven to help her and carry
her , as it were , over all the rough
Elaces ! And how she tossed her pretty
ead at him , and pouted her ruby lips ,
and made him ten times more her slave
than ever. Then she wondered what
they could get for supper that would bo
good enough for such a grand , exalted
Being as Mr. Derby.
Mrs. Dayre bustled about , making
cream biscuitsr ; while Sadie dreamily
brought a-golden roll of butter from the
milk house , and wont down the cellar
for a dish of amber jolly and canned
Then Mrs. Dayre sounded the old tin
horn , while Sadie laid the napkins of
snowy whiteness , and put on the deli
Then Rob and her brother Harley
"Where is that young fellow , Derby ,
that went out to see you a spell ago ? "
inquired Mrs. Dayre.
"Oh , your nephew , you mean ? Why ,
ho told me his name was Merdon , and
that he came from Iowa. Said ho had
a lot of goods down at the depot , and
had nothing but a large check on the
bank , and that the cashier said * they had
not money enough without sending off
to the city to cash it , " aud Rob looked
"Land sakesJ He is a perfect scamp ! "
cried Mrs. Dayre , in her wrath. "He's
fooled me about my apples. He never
intended to take them at all. "
"Well , I did not quite finish , " said
Kob , with a long drawn breath. "I let
him have § 20 to accommodate him. I
never dreamed he was trying to fool
me I could see you all the while he
was talking , and I thought to accom
modate your nephew. "
"lam awful Rob. '
sorry , My nephew's
name is not Merdon , but Munger , and
when he comes he will not borrow
money from you. Some way that
scoundrel has found.out I was expecting
a nephew , and so took that way to
cheat. In here , he said he was Derby ,
from New York. And you just ought
to have seen the eyes he tried to make
at Sadie. I couldn't hear all he said ,
but he is just a perfect cheat and hum
bug , I know ! "
Rob looked over at Sadie , who was
struggling to look composed.
After work was ended , he asked her J
to take a walk with him.
She went , and as they sauntered along
under the light of the new moon , he
asked her if he had not waited long
enough to havean , answer.
Sadie began to realize something of
the worth of a true , noble heart. The
deceitfulness and foppery of the would-
be Derby had nearly cured her , and
she looked up to say :
"Well , Bob , I think I've bothered
you long enough. I'm sorry you lost
your money , and I am so disgusted
with with that fellow ! I think it has
shown me more of your real worth
than anything else. "
She had spoken out now truthfully
and womanly , as he could net get her
"Then , Sadie , darling , if losing that
money has at Last caused you to speak ,
I'm glad I lost it. I'd sooner loose an
other twenty along with it than have
you back again where you was before.
Now , Sadie , kiss me , and tell me you
love me darling. '
But I shall not tell you whether she
did or not. But I do know that he
looked the happiest fellow alive next
morning. And before the first snow
fell they were housekeeping in then-
own cosy little cottage.
Rob says to this day that $20 was the
best investment he ever made , for it
gave him a glimpse of Sadie's heart.
They inquired at the hotel where
Derby was boarding , but were informed
that he ran away , leaving his board bill
Afterward , they found out that he
was the druken son of a worthless den
tist , living near the Erie canal.
Sadie never told Bob how near her
head came to being turned with his
flattery. Yet he was satisfied with the
love of his pure , sweet young wife and
Girls , just let me whisper a word in
your ears : ' The true , honest love of a
plain man , of whom you know one
who is steady and industrious is bet
ter than all the fine sayings of a male
flirt , or the languishing eyes and simple
nothings they have to lavish upon you.
This story is a simple , true story of
All the characters are-frorn real life.
Only the names are changed , as the
parties are still living near the home of
"My dear , I am shocked that you
should invite those young ladies to your
VWhy , mamma , how you talk ! They
have always been in society. Their
father is the postmaster. "
"Very true , .my child , but you forget
the change which has recently oc
"What change , mamma ? "
"Why , the rates of postage have been
reduced to two cents. Pobtoffices are
not high-toned any more. "
By the way , a dog generally "cornea
to the scratch" in the attempt "to make
both ends meet. " [ Norristown Herald.
Who eleVates himself , isolates him
Massachusetts ladies , meeting at so
cial calls , talk politics almost exclu
Belles of the bawl girl babies.
"Freddy Langtry" is th * name of a
Boston Thomas cat.
THE EMPEROR OF CHINA.
How the Young Ruler of 250OOOOOO Poo-
pie Looks anil I.IVCB.
The rulpr of the 250,000,000 of people
ple of which the Chinese nation proba
bly consists is not wil hm five years of
his majority , and is an occupant ,
while yet a minor , of the same apart
ments in which lived the emperor who
preceded him on the dragon throne.
There , says an account translated from
the Nerd Deutsche Zeitung , he eats
with gold-tipped chop sticks of ivory ,
and sleep * ? on a Ningpo bedstead , richly
carved and ornamented with ivory and
gold , the same on which the noble-
minded Emperor Khang Hsi and Chieu
Ling used to reeline after the day's
fatigue in the last century and the cen
tury before. Like one of those living
Buddhas who may be seen on the Mon
golian plateau , he is honored as a god
by his attendants , who kneel to him
The seclusion in which he iskeptis als
far more complete. The building in
which the emperor resides is called
Yang Hsin Tien , and is a little to th
west of the middle of the palace. Ai
the back of the central gate on th
south side is the great reception hall
When ministers of state and others en
ter for an audience at 4,5 or 6 in th
morning , according to custom , they
have to go.on foot to the center of the
palace , over half a mile , if they enter
by the east or west gate ; and when
they get on hi years they can appre
ciate the emperor's favor , which then ,
by a decree , allows them t < > bo borne
in a chair , instead of walki'i r.
THE ROOMS OP THE Elll'EROU
consist .of seven divisions. They are
provided with divans covered with rod
felt ol native manufacture , and the
floor with European carpets. The
cushions have all embroidered on them
the dragon and the phmnix. Pretty
things scatteied through the rooms are
endless in variety , ana are changed in
accordance with any wish expressed by
the emperor. The rooms are in all thirty
yards long by eight to nine yards deep ,
and are divided into three separate
suits , the throne room being in the mid
dle. Folding doors ten feet in height
open into these apartments to the north
and south in the center of each. The
upper part of these doors is in open
work , in which various auspicious char
acters and flowers aie carved. At the
back , paper is pasted to admit light to
the rooms. .The front is ornamented
with gilding , sculpture , and varnish of
various colors. These doois remain
open in winter , because during the cold
season a thick embroidered curtain
hangs in the doorway , which , by its
weight , keeps its place close to the door
posts and prevents the cold air from en
tering. In summer this is replaced by
a curtain of very thin strips of bamboo
to admit the breeze. The silk threads
used in sewing the strips of bamboo to
gether are of various colors , and , pass
ing , through the whole texture of the
curtains from the top to the bottom , are
very agreeable" to the eye. These sum
mer and winter curtains are rolled up to
give air to the rooms when required.
Exit and entrance are effected on each
side of these curtains by side doors.
SOME OF THE CUSTOMS.
Along the whole front of thirty yards
there is a covered flight of steps fifteen
feet wide. The roof over these rests on
two rows of pillars. The pillars shine
with fresh vermilion both within the
rooms and on the steps outside , and are
decorated with sculptured work partly
gilt and partly varnished. The Hoppo ,
who lately returned from Canton , gave
the emperor a present valued at 98,000.
[ t consisted of chandeliers holding 500
wax. candles each. The emperor has
also some electrical machines , and num
berless foreign curiosities. He was
vaccinated when an infant , before his
high destiny was thought cf , otherwise
it would have been difficult to vaccinate
him , for , his person being sacred when
emperor , no lancet can touch him. His
mother , the princess of Chun , who is a
sister of the empress of the West , will
be raised to the rank of empress dowa
ger when he is 16 , and his father will
also be . made T'ai Shang Huang. At
least this is to be expected by precedent ,
30 that after three years there will be
two empresses dowager , but in this case
they will be sisters.
The princess , his mother , , goes in to
see him once a month , and kneels when
she first speaks to him , but rises after
ward. His father does likewise. The
Bmperor studies Chinese daily for an
hour and a half , .and Manlchu also for
an hour and a half. He spends two
hours in archery and riding , and in
winter amuses himself with sledging.
He has a little brother of 5 , whom his
motner takes with her when she goes to
the palace. The teachers who instruct
him kneel to him on entrance , butafter-
svard sit. The emperor has eight
eunuchs who constantly attend him , besides -
sides an indefinite number for special
occasions. He has his meals alone , ai-d
the eight eunuchs wait around him , re
straining him if he takes too much of
any one dish. His school-room is at
the back of the Yang Hsiu Tien already
described , and the hall in which he
holds conference every morning witn
the ministers is a little'to the east.
- - -
He Was the Fool.
" 1 don't understand why women dress
that way , " said a man pointing to a
lady who passed along the street.
"I don't either , " replied the by-
"That woman , " continued the first
speaker , ' "is dressed ridiculously. Her
lusband must be a fool. "
"I know he is , " said the bystander.
'fDo you know him ? "
"Oh/yes. I'm the blamed fool my
He that doeth no injury , fears no in
TEE COMMON STANDABD.
The Difficulties in the Way of the Adop
tlon of the New Railroad Uniform
Time System Explained.
Netr Haven Register.
Yesterday the Register told how , in
consequence of the adoption of the
new standard of time to go into effect
on the 18th of next month , the clocks
and watches of tkose persons in our
section of the country would be found
to bo three minutes and fifty-eight seconds
ends faster than the correct or new
standard time. This information came
but as the result of a very interesting
talk with Professor H. A. Newton , in
his quaintly-furnished and attractive
study on Elm street , which abounds in I
globes and maps and bear skins , and is
filled with groaning book cases. For a
long period Professor Newton has been
interested in the fixing of a single stand
ard of time , so that when it should be
12 o'clock in Boston it would be 12
o'clock in New Haven and in New
York , etc. , simultaneously.
"There has been , " said the professor ,
"much trouble and inconvenience
occasioned by these differencesin time
Why. it came out in the legislature of
this state no longer ago than when the
matter of . .the adoption of Connecticut
standard ' time was brought up , that
thepeople'of the city of Hartford alone
was laboring under the disadvantage of
havih-g three , different system of time
to cope with. Some of their trams left
on Boston time , others on New" York
time , while in the city of Hartford
local time was used. You can see for
vourself what the inconvenience must
nave been. Here in .New Haven we
were once using time that was four
minutes faster than the New York time
used by the railroads. It occasioned
"The new system , " continued the
professor , "has not come up without
opposition. On the contrary it has re
ceived the severest friction , and that is
one thing that assures its success. It is
a result of the recent convention of the
railroad men in Chicago. They real
ized that they needed some common
standard of time not only for their own
benefit but f&r the convenience of pas
"What is the nature of the system as
applied to the en tire country ? "
"Four meridians have been taken , "
said the professor. "The first is for the
eastern section of the United States , and
is the seventy-fifth meridian , which
passes nearly through Philadelphia. It
is calculated that all New Yerk rail
roads , and very soon all the roads in
the eastern part of the country , will
adop this time , which will be three
minutes and fifty-eight seconds slower
than Greenwich time. The secocdi ,
meridian , the ninetieth , is jtidt fifteen
degrees west , and will pass through the
cities of St. Louis and New Orl ans.
This is the central division , and will fix
the time for the roads in the Mississippi
valley region. The time * at this point
will just be one hour slower than at
New York , or six hours slower than
Greenwich time. The third meriuian ,
the 105th , will run through Denver , the
time being seven hours slower than at
Greenwich , while the eighth , the 120th
meridian , will control the time of the
Pacific coast and run through Carson
City , and the time there will be eight
hours slower than at Greenwich. "
"Why was the seventy-fifth the meri
dian chosen on the Atlantic coast ? "
"Because the Philadelphia meridian ,
Lhe one to be conveniently used , ran the
: losest to the center of population of
the country. 1 have reckoned it that ,
including the places which are but from
; en to fifteen minutes . .distant from the
seventy-fifth meridian , there is a popu
lation of more than 12,000.000 people
iloncrit in the United States. "
"i5oes the system go into effect in
ill the divisions at once ? "
"No. Attention has not been turned
; o the western divisions as yet. It is
leeded in the east. The arranging of
; he times in the western divisions will
je a light matter , as you see they differ
> nly by even hours from our time and
Tom Greenwich time. The minutes
ind seconds used are to be the same. "
"Do you regard the innovation as a
; oed step in the right direction in the
settlement of this much mooted ques-
ion , professor ? "
"I do , most certainly. All the pnb-
ie clocks should be at onee regulated
ffith the time as adopted by the rail-
oads on the morning of the 18th of
November , and then all trouble arising
rom differences of time will have come
: o an end. There need be no more of
osing trains nor of the other difficul-
.ies that have hitherto been occasioned
> y it. "
Courtship of Fishes and Birds.
iof Yoik Jomnnl.
"Ever see a fish make love ? " asked a
laturalist. "Well , here's a chance , "
le continued , pointing to a small
square tank. "In there are some
iticidebacks that were sent to me eonie
ime ago , and for quite a while they
lave bean working at their nests. "
"Build nests ? I should say so. The
loticed the male began to change his
solor , becoming a "bright red. and soon
10 began to collect small sticks and
) ieces of fibre of various kinde ; these
10 began to mould into regular form , o :
ind then pas3ed around them with a
luivermg motion , that was to glue the it
uaterial together. "
"Where did the glue come from ? "
tsked the reporter.
"It comes from a special gland , "
vas the reply.
"It is in fact the plaster , and by the'se
nvisible cords the neat was held in i
hape. Every once in awhile the fish
woulU dash jnto the nest and finally a
hole was formed , so that the nest as
you see it now"an oval about three
inches across , with a hole through the
center. The material is mostly threads
that I put in for the fish to use. Now
just scratch the little fellow. "
Taking a large hand magnifier , the
stickleback was soon brought into
view , looking as large as a trout. Ho
was engaged in a desperate chase after
a coquettish female that dodged here
and there in fruitless efforts to avoid
him , and in a few moments she was
cornered near the nest ttnd reluctantly
passed into the home prepared for her.
"That's , the end of the courtship and
wedded bliss , " said the naturalist.
"The male prepares the "house , drives
the female in , and when she has laid
the eggs takes her place until they are
hatched , and , indeed , until the young
fishes are able to attend to themselves.
The fish had already undertaken its
duties and was stationed over the newly
laid eggs , aerating them with his fins ,
occasionally rushing out to attack the
intruder. "Ho willdo this , " said the
owner , "until the fish are hatched and
able-to take care of themselves ; then
he will tear down thp nest. "
"Do all fishes have a courtship ? "
asked the reporter.
"Yes , but they of course differ. The
courtship of the whales , which , how
ever , are not fishes , is a grand specta
cle , the huge creatures showing their
devotion in a hundred ways' Old bull
whales have often taken vessels for their
wives , and again for their rivals , and
dashed at them. "
"Among the birds , however , love an
tics are the most laughable. Some time
ago I was watching some of the birds
in the zoological garden , and you would
have thought they had gone mad. They
were marching up and down , one be
fore another , raising their wings and
strutting around in a regular dance.
Last season 1 saw in Florida the same
thing among wild herons , and at first I
thought the birds were at play or gone
daft Where they were standing was.a .
mere strip of white' sand about fifty feet
long , and from my place of conceal
ment I could see every movement. The
felnales stood together , demure and
tiuiet , taking no interest in the proceed
ings , while the males danced before them
pairs and trios , evidently endeavor
ing to outdo the others , and when , ap
parently exhausted by their efforts they
approached the waiting females and by
caresses with the bill tried to make
them make a selection , curiously
3iiough the females seemed best
pleased with those that made the most
exertion and went through the per
formance wiih the greatest agility.
When once captivated the happy pair
would fiy away together , fcometimes fol
lowed by an angryrival , that , however ,
tvould be driven back by the combined
sfforts of both.
"In all the zoological gardens where
these birds are kept you may tee the
janie performance , and perhaps the
most curious part of it is not only a pe
culiarity of cranes or herons during the
jeason or time of courtship , but it is
ilso true of a tribe of South American
[ ndians. Before the swain is even ac-
; epted : is a lover he is obliged to go
.hrough a series of gymnastic perform-
mces to test his physical fitness to un-
lertake the responsibility of a married
nan. Feats of leaping , running , lift-
ng and contortion are required , the
over exactly imitating the heron before
ic is accepted or refused , as the case
nay beIn all birds tve sec the same
veil-regulated courtship , and generally
nuch resembling our own actions dur-
ng that interesting period.
low Paper's Polities Was
lallovroy ( Ky. ) News.
Since our last issue made us radicals
; nd advocates for Grant for president
; nd Butler for vice-president , and also
uade us declare for an additional tax
or school purposes and the coeducation
if the races , it now becomes us to cx-
ilmn these matters. The editors ,
ooved by a simultaneous desire to visit
he exposition , concluded to go togeth-
r , whereupon we called upon Judge
) ury and W. L. Weathers to edit otir
taper in our absence. They graciously
onsented to do so , and the last issue is
he work of those two gentlemen. Of
ourse it was all a joke , and nearly
very one will at once so recognize it ,
iut lest there be some who failed to
iote our local in the preceding issue , in
? hieh we stated that the next issue be- \
ore this would be edited by those gen-
lemen , and therefore may be laboring
inder some misapprehension as to the
nets in the case , we have concluded to
ay that'the articles in last xveek's issue
irere intended as iokes , and never had
xistence save in the mental world of
iranky gentlemen. We understand that
y most oi onr subscribers the joke was
iighly appreciated. We hope that
.one will find fault with us in any event ,
s the matter in .toto was a complete
urpripu to us.
In the lost ten years fifty life insur-
nce companies have failed , in which
tie gross amount restored to policy
elders was 877,072,685 less than the
It is stated as a fact that corn and po
itoes planted on "cyclone ground
rill not grow.
There are plenty of stops to a hand-
rgan , but no permanent one.
That is a bad era which Egypt has in
s grip the cholera.
The. for putting the : haa , again.
Silence does not always mark wis-
om. ' .
Keeps pegging away Th'o hoot-
Superior court sparking a rich girl.