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ST TAXEANT FAQ.EE
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If I had ki wa\3 is t'eeuuariug.
Hlow we trily tIWfthte do
The wortt unýki ad
Would tiobAe my 'mind
' .i 4 Whena t went away,
I had been morlscarefu L ,drling.
No.r given yjF-neeultrt pain;
But we vet iui dY '
With look qsd-tone
Ze may aevr takfe tuck again.
for thmlgh in the qu etvtening
! may give yoJa4he ikim ul pe e
Yet iE might be
priA never for eT.p t mhe hat:o*- o. o in a ki h trl
Th#'aIa at thr e hitrk at nigt'
Roanargg s~t~alnaoru ngt~
Land heaert. hav been bebrouen
By harsh wterda ap*ke*
That sorrow nc1r c~tn set rihat.
We. give cargfJ Jw ed f¶ the :nger.
And ,mile+ for i."i t. lnae·ebncesr t;
But oil for 'our own
Tjm· bithet tone'.t
b~lt do lave -ear owerptlua t.
A! ! ip with curse i petimt!
AA! br('sr aitb thc+t loiokt 1uf aru!
--'·Twere a eirel ftite,
'Weems the aikt oto Ieto
To uIlo the wje k d a -qgru.
M~.. CLINTON'S TEA PARTY.
"'I they are so needy and so nice,
Charlie, why doa't you. aus them
over to ten some evening?'
Charlie's eyebwows arched in sur
prise. '4W J3, Fan," says he, "It
takes a wa*~su to jump at a ou-k'
"iusion!' It's altogether a matter of
surpisee ozuiy. part. They are very
intereitiag P~o~p, amd, judging
from appearance, very wpor; but the
rent i, always ready when. I cl
stpugli I don't feel a bit like taking
it when I look around and see how
barren the room is of comfort, and
clean---clean as .ver."
"Do ask them. Charlie, I'm dying
to see sqeh wonders! Let them
think, if you like, that it's a habit of
yours to make friends with your
tenants. Get them here, and you
may trust me to win their eons-l
The .,anug afe'sa air of antici
pated Itinumh oamed l . Clinton,
who patted:her ro ycheeks an he
answered: "A willful woman must
have her way."
year. T- e prosiperous y.ouag tmae '
took a funoy to the portionles
yonag giri aud asked 'xer to be
come his wife. So she had stepped
fsrom 't lifeof a poorly paid sehool
s isl~ Ijnto a largo, elegantly-ap
jmth ou.e of ber-own. No more
truggliag . with poverty for her.
Bgt she remembered those trying
4tya igsthe past, and it made her
lsrg-haearted and charitable in her
Mr. Clinton owned some houses
paud hid others in chaige, and it
took nearly all of his time to attend
to their eare and rental.
One building was let out in
"flats," and on its topmost floor
lived a widow and her daughter, a
girl of sixtee... These were 'Mr.
Clinton' intended guests.
The invitati9n was sent and sc
eepted. The young hostess spared
no puans in making preparatious,
and when Mrs. Bltmientha and her
daughter. Aliie, arriled, rcceived
them horself, .ud tquk them to the
reeeptinu roost to renowo thLir
wraps. She wec struck with the air
of re4iaement that pertaded them.
giving istu appearanme of elegtnce
even ifhth' almnost threadbare plain
ness of the dltJe'l It.
Itl..1tt: little tea party.
Thu ,iarray of cut glass and
.-hina: tbs delicate bouquet at each
phiar setf l to quahato tbe erits
of the d'eliitOtilv cooked viands.
3IM Clinton . use an unuuercifal
tac;d and his wife bore it good
aistdmedly to suit Aline BlumenthaL
She had no ider of seeing her gen
tle hostess imposed upo:i and took
up one of his witticisats and turned I
it Po neatly against hitmself that he
as delighted. Thereupon ensued
- war of words between the two, in
which the gentleman soon found
Mrs. Clinton looked at the girl in'
surprise. She thought her rather
plain at first, but with the flush op
her check, and the newly kindled
tire in her dark eyes, she seemed to
have discarded san icy mask. It wa
evident that the unfeigned cordial
itJ of her entertainers had pene
trated through the crust of r-eserve
which had hidden at first her live
ly, sprightly ways
She was without an ornament;
but her mother's collar was fastened
Iy a brooch, old-fashioned but very i
aaxuht~lk et It wat. eiideutly a me
aento of the past; for it contained,
undernme:ath a coratel covering, two
locks of hair--one black as jet, the I
other a glistening, golden curl A. I
they left the dining-room, Mrs.
(linton drew Aliucesa rm within her I
own and said pLayfully :
"My brave little defender must be
rewarded. Come with ame to my
r omne before we g into the parlor.
'Wl'll you come too, Mrs. Blumen-
So they went up stairs together,
and Mrs. Clinton took an elaborate
ly carved breast-pin of pink coral
from her jewel cwas, and tastened it'
beneath the fleecy ruffle which eu
circled Aline's round white throat
"There, that gives you a touch of
eolor. Wear it for my sake."
Aline did not havetiane to reply,
for her mother gave a low monulaud
fell hcavily forward. Ca:tching a
bottle of shelling sal:t from the
toilet tablet the girl sprang to her
jand held it to her nostrils. It re
vived her, and she said feebly:
"Where am I? vh, I reauanber.
Do not be :darmed. I have heart
disease, and anything agitating is
sure to bring on an attack."
"But, mamma," said Aline, won
daringly, "what cou klhave happen
ed in this quiet room to agitate you
Mrs. Blumenthal seemed for a
moment bewildered. Then her fuil
reeollection returned, and she said
to Mrs. Cliaton:
"Will you look at this, and tell
me if I am laboring under a delu
She removed her brooch, and
touching a' spriag, it opemed and
disclosed an exquisitly painted
miniature. Fanny's heart throbbed
] strangely--she foresaw a strange
denouement to the scene. It was
Sthe portrait of an elegant looking
iadsy i feir prime, and the large
flashing black eve seemed looking
out at her from Aline's young face,
i as well as from a life-size oil paint
ing which huug upon the wall here
in her very room.
ab.e looked from the miniature t6
Lthe portrait, and .lhen said: "I
think I know the euise of your emo
tion; and it it in as I prtee, this
will be one of the happiest days any
husband has ever known. Tell me!
Are yeo Mary Carmichael?"
i "I am," said the woman sohlmaly.
She paused, afraid to ad the qaes
tion which trembled upon her lips
"My mother-where is she," she
said sat last
I"She has been at rest for many
yetnIrs," Fansny answerCed gently.
A burst of tears from tea unhap
py woman aswered her.
"She forgave you fully and freely,
and died with your uame upon her
.My punislhent seems -greater
than I can bsear-bat i's no more
than I deserve. I was an unmgrate
o "Hash," said Mrs. Clinton, glauc
ing toward Aline, who stood a wona
dering spectator of her mother's
remorseft rieL "'Let us go aud
find Mr. Clhlton, and tell bi:o the
glad aisS. . was the .. ,:ij ii ..
of your uaothv .. ;,
trusted the care of her property in
trust for you, and the charge to
spare neither exertions nor expense
to find von. After lar death he ad
vertised in every paper in the coun
try, but to no purpose."
"*'W. lived in Eugland until my
husband's death. Then I lost no
time in returning home; but it was,
broken up and mother gone-no!
one could tell where."
"Come. All will be itade clear.
Here is Charlie now-did you think
we had deserted your busband
This discovery of the long lost;
child of hbi benefactress proved, as
Fanny said it would, the crowning
pleasure of the day. At the close of
the mutual explanation Mr. Clinton
"I must deliver over the keys of
the house in which you live, for iti
is your own. Ise it not singular that !
you should have become your own I
tenaiut Our little Aline will be a:
i rich woman. I hope it will not spoil
her." He laid a kindly hand upon
her head as he spoke.
"'It is good enough for a story.,
Charlie," said Fanny, enthusiastic
--No one could do justice toit; for
pen could not depict in glowing
enough colors the kindness and
!goodness of my adopted mother.
'Her heart was torn with sorrow ati
the marriage and loss of her only
daughter, yet she detoted her life
to making other sorrowful hearts
happy. If I had but known your
husband's name I should have had
a clue to work from," said he, turn
:ng to Mrs., Blumenthal.
She felt'the question in his own
eves, which from motives of deli
cacy he refrained from asking, and
Sanswered bim accordingly:
"I was young and ruomantic, and
Archie Blumenthal seemed to umi
an angel from heaven, who ~ould do
no wrong. So when hoewpposed
an elopement I consented blindly,
thinking of it merely at a temporary
separation from my mother, whom I
dearly loved, notwithstanding my
desertion of her. But my husband
developed a atrange jealousy of my
mother, and took immediate pas
sage on a steamer for England,
never suffering me to communicate
I with her, even by letter. In all else
he was kind and loving, and took
the best care of his family, though
he left us but little to live on alter
his death. The ready money I had
I spent in getting-here, hoping and
longing--ohl how intensely-to look
I onc·r more upon my mother's face."
I She hid her face in her hands,
s and the husband and wife stole soft
ly out, leaving her alone with her
chiki, thinking trna that her sym
pathy would prove the most heal
ing balm to hor mother's remorse
ful but unavailing tears.
Mrs. Clinton's tea party, though
[originating in the most afqelusb
motives, proved one of the most
richly rewarded acts of her life.
I Alinc's sparkling intelligence soon
mnade her a great favorite in society,
but her first friend is her dearest.
She is ever devising some new pleas
Sarc for her.
The Clinton children are her pets,
and the girl's bright face is a signal
to them for all sorts of unwonted
inudgense bfar " ammasp~ - mam e
Sfuse Aunt Alia up$l4iag.
WIThe prison discipline of Cali
foruia is pronounced the worst in
the world. One f the delegates to
the Constitntionsl Convention in i
that State said: "You lenter the
prison and are recei' ed by a gentle
manly trusty, who probably.- offers
you a eigar. Passing on, you findl
yourself in a flower g den, where 1
the mnnsic of, birds greets your ear.
You imagine yoa are entering a
palace, instead of a prison. There
is ao panishment the esce.,t r., I
HOW MULLES CAME INTO '
Few of the farmers of this coun
I try are aware what a debt of grati
tude they owe George Washington i
for the introduction of mules into
general use for farm purposes.,
Previous to 1783, there were very
few, and those of such an inferior i
k order as to prejudice farmers alginst i
i them as unfit to compete with i
horses in work upon the road or l
' farm. Consequently there was no
- disposition to increase the stock;
f hut Washington became convinced
I" that the intro luction of mules gen
f erally among Southern planters
it would prove to them a ~reat bless- i
At ing, as they are less liable to die
SI ease, and work upon shorter feed,
a*and are much leis liable to, be in
it jurcd than hlrse.s by menre.ss ser
As' soon as it beeamne known
I abroad that the. illustrions nWash
i ington de.sired to stock his Mount
i Vernon estate with moles, the King
d of Spain sent him three from thle
r. royal stables, and Lafayette sent
Sbhint three more from the Island of
The first wee- of a gray color, six
r. teen hands high, heavily male, and
& of a sluggish nature. The others
- were about the asme height, but
lithe and fiery. even to ferocity.
nThe two different sets of animals
,dgave him the most favorable oppor-;
tunity of making improvements by
di cross-breeding, the result of which
o was that he prollncesd some superb
. mules, and the whole country was
y,sall agog to breed some of the same
ry sort, and they soon became quite
common. This was the origin of the:
3 improved mules in the United
s- There are now some of the!
i, third and fourth generations otf
" the Spanish and Malta mnles to be
se founid in Virginia, and the great
Si benefits arising from their introduc- !
er tion to this country are to be seen
od on ne-r!y every plantati.a in the:
'd 'Southern States.
A MEXICAN FAMILY. p
A somewhat stout senora sits on
the bed on : fringed tiger skin, n !i
the Turkish fashion, enjoying a cup':
of chocolate, while a maid is seated I
near on the foor, holding a silver
plate with a glai of water on it.
Her morning gown hangs about her
much like a sack. Merry peals of
laughter in the next room lead to
the presumption that young people
are there. Sure enough, they are
the daughters; but, strange to say,
not one has her dress closed. One
has her arm out of her sleeves even,
which are tied around her waist
like a eash. Their plaited hair bangs
down their backs, the feet are aen
closed in silk slippers, but the stock
ings are wanting. The young peo
pie gaily smoke their cigars, while
one of thtm is seated on a mat on
the door, having her long glotyi
bair combed by her maid. The
dressing table is not well supplied
with hrushes. so.r, essenl:s, 'e.C.
:1r.- . . - ,
THE KORuAN IN A msTI
1 - COURT.
S In a receit -gan l;
court. at the instance of somemlip4
Slish sailors against the ownesm of
wvesel named the Silistris, the imi tt
were sworn to tel the trath tl. ei
Y Koran. Suitable prepmartO bi
r made in the way of providinEittd. '
it in which the witnesses ,pnigt wa -
b their hands before taking the oath,
Sand the reason why water was, iset -
o used has just transpired. It seeI.'
:; that Mohammedans will .t tab'
d the oath with a printed copy of the
i- Koran in their hands, and it wa~s
*I consequently necessary to have a'
1- manuscript copy. The ma.acerip:
.- sopy of the sacred book, was bo.r
I, rowed from the EdinburgdI Univer
1- sity Library, in order to overeoem
r- that difficulty; and, iq reference to
it, it may be interesting to state that
n it formerly belonged to Tippoo Si
i- Lb, front whom it was taken in the
St early yeara of the present centry.,
- and subsequently presented by the
le East India Company to the Unier
It city. Havring thus got ri I of thie
.! di ticulty about using a prinmi
copy of the Koran, a fresh dificurlty'
Co arose. The Koran hid not cIly
d been handled by. "Infidel CUm.
ra tian.'" but had been. 1-laced sl a
at eat lower than a man's breast, paid
had thus, in the eyes of the Ti.r',
Isi been defiled; and for this reamub
r-; they dispensed with the ruistomu4
yl ceremony on such oica.o.os
sh washing their hands..
PATS D .CET '"
I An inside state full of pea..a .
was toiling up a long hill. TIh
driver leaped down from his seabitti
front and wi jed by the side the
Shorse. The poor beast toil~ed
and wearily, but the s.xi itpals
were too busily engaged in ono -
sation to notice holw slowl
1stage progressed. PreeV
driver opened tihedoor at. to ,re~i,
jo the stage and slanwne4 it to
again. The passengers started,tt
thought the driver was only 4a -a.
ing himse~ f that' the door aq ,
surely closed. Again the fellow rei
prate~l the same action; he opeuead
the door :and s aned it to again
The travelehrs turned arund azius
:sked why he disturbed them in at
manner. " Whiht," .L pered the
driver, "don't spake so lo.i, sh'll
overhear usm" "Who is she?"yA1he
mare. Spake low,". bb tootinuelA
putting his hand over his robtAL
*'Sure, I'm desavin' the WitI
Every time she heami the .&or
slammiu' that way she thinks esd
yez is gettiu' t to Wr lk b
bill, and that rises her y
The passengers took the int,: t
How To InorF s OC . -a
ern farmer, on reading that I1. l
painted by Ro B a.nhepi for
live thousand dollars, re
his wife that he didn't a..sw a
coat of paint could. so -
hence the value of the anima. t.
if Rosa didn't charge moret-o i
P dollars, he would get lr it s
1 his bull in the spring. HiUsr ec
icul wife replied that ae tbq
i ,,:.:.t r.t: ,t it himselitsuad i,
t, :. dcoa!.,;,+. iT1.e is dicati rc