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T EISENHUI'H, * JUSTICE OF THE PEAC E, MILLIIEIM, PA. All bu-lness promptly attended to. collection of claims a t-peolulty. Office opposite Elsenhuth's Drug Store. Ay| USSER & S MilH, DEALERS IN Haidware, Stoves, Oils. Taints, Glass, Wall Paper , coach Trimmings, and saddlery Ware, Ac,. Ac. All grades of Patent Wheels. Corner of Main and Penn Street-, Mlllhelm, Penna. "JACOB WOLF, T ASH lON A RLE TAILOR, MILLHEIM, PA. Cutting a Specialty. Shop next door to Journal Book Store. ]y£iLLUEIM BANKING CO., UAIN STREET, MILLHEIM, PA. A. WALTER, Cashier. DAV. KRAPE, Pres. HARTER, AUCTIONEER, BEBEBSBUBG, PA. ftattstactlon Guaranteed. OLD AND YOUNG. They soon grow old who grope for gold In mar's when) all is bought and sold ; Who live for self, and on some shelf In darkened vaults heard up their pelf. Cankered and eru*ted o'er with mould. For thi.ua their youth itt-elf is old. They ne'er grow old who gather gold Where Spring awakes and tlowsrs unfold ; Where suns arise In joyous skies. And till the soul withiu their eyes ; For them have the immortals sung ; For them old age itself is young HEART'S EASE. llow sweet in the breath of eveu. With sudden dash of the ram ; How blest Is .the balm of heaven. On brow and braiu ! O, heart thst was hoar and ashen, And fever'd with mauv fears, How softeu'd thy ram aud passion, In rain of tears ! Despised and Rejected. The gbttering myriads of December's stars were shining in the dark blue above. The keen frosty air was calm, with not even enough breeze in it to lift the little flossy rings of dark hair that lay so carelessly on Mabel Yawn's forehead. Her lips were slightly parted, hei pretty little scarlet shawled head bent slightly in an attitude of eager attention —attention to what John llowland was saying to her the last night of her stay at home. It was in keeping with his reserve of nature, his unselfishness, that now, at the very last, he did not seek to fetter the girl with promises—that he was satisfied sunply to assure her of his love for her Mabel, listening with vague delight and girlish pride, wondered whether it was simply satisfaction she experienced to real ize that her dear old friend loved her. or whether the sweet, strange, curious feeling was love. Of his love for her there could lie no possible doubt. Every syllable of his dec laration, so intense, yet quiet; so thorough ly unselfish, yet eager and true, bore its own impress of truth and tenderness. "But I don't want you to promise yourself to me, my darling, much as I love you, much as 1 want you for my own. It would he happi ness to me to Know that you went forth into the world as my betrothed wife —the next sweetest joy to knowing you really were my wife —but for your sake, Mattel darling, I will ask no promise from you until you have seen other men who will no doubt offer you much more, except love, than 1 can—men ami their lives between whom and me and the life that I offer you, you will he called upon to choose. If I did not love you so well, I could not with stand the temptation to seek to bind you; but I love you so much that I will Ik- fair with you, and wait for my answer until you are sure that vou love me alone, beyond all." She listened, awod by Ins grave yet im passiouate words. Y'es, it was best that they should wait, until she had tasted the fascinating world that would open on the morrow—only, st inding alone with him under the solemn, silent stars, Mabel felt sure that the coming years would make no difference. His low, rapid tones went on, ami he suddenly took her in his arms and kissed her. "My darling, come back to me as you leave me—come hack to put your hand in mine and look in my eyes and say, in an swer to the undying iove you see there, come when or how you will—say to me, 'Yours, yours always aud ever, rather thaD all the world else I" And holding her one instant so near his thiobbing heart that its pulsations almost startled her, Mabel took and gave her fare well kiss under the brilliant December stars that to-morrow night would shine on him, lonely, waiting—on her, treading the rose strewn path that would open to her. It was like fairy-land to the enraptured girl, thai entrancing succession of dissipa tions anil delights culled "s>ciety." All her beauty expanded into a dangerously glorious attractiveness of captivating charms that set society wild—masculine society. Her Aunt Helen, the aristocratic .Mrs. Philip Florestan, was bewildered by the girl's exquisite tact, grace and beauty. Wherever Mattel hud learned her elegance, ease, careless ei/ipresttemeiit that hail made her country friends a little afraid of her, that made strangers regard her as proud and reserved, that perfectly delighted Mrs. Florestan—that august lady could not imagine. She only saw for herself that her brother's child, brought up to assist in the manifold ami mental duties of a large house hold, where the fullest of plenty did not ieigu, was a lady of culture and elegance. True, it needed several lessons to teach Mabel a better style in which to sing her songs, in which to improve her touch on the piano, before she could mauage her train, and toy with her fan aud bow pre cisely the angle a la mode. Aud only several lessons, and then, alter a month of strict privacy, during which time Mrs Florestan had made for Mable a wardrobe regardless of expense and gave out myste rious hints of the beauty for whose sake she was sending out her cards for a grand en tertainment —then, on the momentous night of Mrs. Philip Florestan's ball, the gates opened wide /or Mabel's eager feet, and she arose in the social sky a star of the first magnitude. A fortnight later, she and Alexis Wyllard met, and then the actualities of life began for Mabel Vawn. Heretofore the romance had been pure and simple ; now, with Mr. Wyllard's handsome face, earnest eyes, courtiy manner and delightful tones meet ing her so often, she realized that a new element had been introdu :ed into her chal ice of nectar. Heretofore she had almost laughed to herself at the idea of anything, any one, coming between her and John Howland. Heretofore she liad never had but one thought regarding him, and that was of her return to hiuj, just as he had asked, after her proud, triumphal progress through temptations that could not allure her front her loyally, her steady faith ; that she would come off victorious, and lay her laurel at her lover's feet and bid him take her; tender and true. But—ah 1 these "buts," that so warp our humanity into faults, errors and sins—since Alexis Wyl lard had crossed her path gradually had she come to fear lest her march among the booths of Vanity Fair would i.ot he so grandly disdainful aud triumphant alter all. It was not much wonder Mabel was fas- MILLHEIM. l'A., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 23, 1880. ciuHU'il by this num. He had always been a favorite with wouieu, auii to Mabel,from becoming his admirer, she crew tube eager for hit* coining, heartsick at his tarrying, jealous of his suiiles on other women. It could mean but one tiling—love for Alexis Wyllard, the deepest depths of misery for John liowlaud, the grand, great soul who had been so magnanimous, so trusting, who was so true. A month utter the trio lmil met, Alexis Wyllard told her, in courtly, gentlemanly tones, with his pleasant, smiling eyes look ing at her pale, beautiful face, that she had iu her power to make him the happiest in the world—would she be his wife? And Ma bel, standing there in the dusk of the dim lighted parlors, with luxury and elegance ail around her, listening to the second pro posed ot marriage that bad been told to her girlish cars, could not help contrasting the last with the first—Alexis Wyllard's culm, passionless tones with John liowlaud'a eager intensity, that swayed every power of her nature before his own strength. A sudoen trembling weakness came over her in the silence thlut intervened between his question and her answer—a silence in which no voice told her that a week previously Mrs. Forestall had told Alexis Wyllard that if lie eared for Mabel anil wanted to marry her she would dower her magnificently. Aor did any subtle feeling warn her against the strangeness of this calm, gentlemanly oiler, for all she mentally contrasted it with the tire and ardor of another. It never incurred to her tiiat Alexis Wyllard did not love her for herself. She had not the re- mutest idea of her golden value in his eyes; she only realizeu, with a thrill of excited delight, that for her would be forever gone the olu-time drudgery aud light with gen teel poverty over the epoch of turned dresses and darned gloves. For she fuliy comprehended, in that moment of waiting, that, after all, it had not been genuine out and-out love she hail thought she felt for him She knew now that he hail fascinated her, infatuated her, anil yet —yet, in the very face of that knowledge, with almost a sob on her lips as she thought of John How laud's face anil voice us they looked that December night under the stars; as she re membered that farewell embrace and the fierce hot kiss lie pressed on her quivering lips, she deliberately made up her miud that, as Alexis Wyllard's wife, she wouid continue iu this revel of gayety ami enjoy ment, which without she felt she would die of stagnation. And so she raised her dark eye ami smiled, and drooped them beneath her white, blue-veined, silky lashed li"is again, and Alexis Wyllard was answered; and lie kissed her lips ami thanked her for her priceless gift to hint. Twenty-four hours later, when the sparkle of a diamond engagement ring was so ue v and exciting to her, while she was in the first flush of glory of realizing all that her future life *ould hold iu the way of the worldly lights that was sweet as honey on her lips—twenty-four hours later when she was sitting aloue in Mrs. Fiorestan's par lor, a servant showed John llowland, in all his glad heart in his eyes at sight of the girl lie loved, for a sight ot whom he had so famished that he had to seek her, if oniy tor a look on her sweet face. "Mabel, Mabel, don't blame nie for coming; 1 could not stay away! 1 have only come for a glimpse of you, my darl ing." She grew white to the very lips. "John don't speak so—loud,"she added, as if it were an after thought. "And and" —all the girl's wonderful courage uprose, and she determined to teii him at once his coming could avail him nothing—"John, you musn't call me —sucti names, for—it never can he. Look at this !" She amiost thrust her engagement ring in his face, her dark eyes wearing such a look of mingled woe, defiauee, love, uml bruve recklessness, lie gianceu froiu the diamond to her lace with an expression so unnaturally quiet that its dead-white (tgony terrified her. "Oh, John, don't!" His low, steady toues interrupted her as a keen blade separates flesh, aud hurt her ueariy as mortally. "Answer me this: Have I lost you?" She covered her face with her icy hands. He saw her shiver from head to foot. "Answer me. Mabel!" His authority commanded her as though she liad leeu a wayward child arraigned iu judgment. "Yes." She whispered it with a gasp ; she knew now how she worshiped him, this lover who had turned to judge. "And answer me this: Did you ever love me ?" His voice quivered ; he was one of those self-contained men who suffer long and awfully before the world or the woman they love knows of it. "John ! Oh, John !'* It was enough. She admitted the whole of her ambition, that ali of tier weakness, iu that impulsive cry. Except that his face grew whiter, and a deeper undertone of agony crept into his voice, he made no sign as he went on, slowly, positively. "Yes, I see—l understand ; and I thank God i am saved from making a woman my wife who could ever have been so false to herself as you have been." She heard him leave the house; she heard some one iu the room which was ouly separated from the parlors by portieres of gold brown velvet. She sat there several minutes, cold, suffer ing such dumb accutenessof anguish as she never had dreamed could con e ner—the pain only a woman who dtiiberately crushed her best emotion, who has been coldiy scorned, can feel. And then Mr. Alexis Wyllard came in, slowly, gracefully, quietly, as he always did, and walked up to her. And, had her eyes not beeu covered with her cold fingers, she would have seen the stern, contemptu ous look on his handsome face —this gen tleman who did not hesitate a moment in proposing to marry her for her money value, but who , "Miss Vawn," he said, pleasantly, decidedly. "I regret to be ob liged to tell you I was very awkwardly situated a few minutes since, being in the next room while your visitor was here. Permit me to release you front your en gagement to me, since, very evidently, I do not possess your affection. If you please, Miss Vawn, we will consider our selves free from to-night." —The Empress Eugenie remained alone all night at the scene other son's death. THE boy who was kept out of school for orthography said he was spell hound. the l'o% Her lull People who have cows to sell take them i to King's cattle yards in Detroit, on Mon day morning, and the jx-ople who want to buy cows go there to select their animals. There is uI ways a big crowd uml any amount ot chatting. Cows of all colors, s, shapes and sizes are tied to the fences, and the owner will take his oath that noth ing hut a mortgage on his farm could huve | induced him to part with his favorite. The other Monday the sport >f the yard was u cow viith a tail about a fool and a half long. The weather was awful hot ! ami ilie flies plenty, and she not only ' worked that old stub for all it was worth, but made it pretty lively for insects with her hind feet. "1 see smiles and hear laughter," said | thu owner as he faced the cow, "hut tins very hob-tailed cow is worth any four in the yard. She don't look finished out witli that stumpy tail, but here is another case wherein the inventive genius of man eau overcome the lost forces of nature." He thereu])on deftly affixed a small hush to her tail by means of a string, and the cow seut the tlies sky-big I at every rap. | "And now how did this cow lose her tail?" continued the mas as he hung his | coat ou the fence. "She didn't go slath ering around a mowing-ifxehiue—oh, no. ' She didn't get it hung in the barndoor— not by a jugful. She didn't cut it off her self to spite Hie family, for slit knows how we all love her. Why, gentlemen, when 1 started with this cow tins morning there was m re weeping and howling in the Town of Bedford than i ever heard at any luueral. 1 tell ye, hob-tailed cows not only have a place in the world's green pas tures, but also iu the affections ol the pub l lie. I've got to sell that cow to buy liver pads for my family, and I tell you 1 feel sad clean down to uiy boots. Excuse these I tears, hut that animal has got a strong hold on uiy affections, and we are a family tiiat never conceal our real feelings." i By this tine everyliody in the yard was :in the circle around him, and the man wiped his eyes aud said: "About Iter lost tail. Last week a stran ger come along looking for a cow which would give twenty quarts of milk at one mi.king. I told him lie was my huckle berry. That cow has done it time aud again, and she'll do it every day in the I year. The stranger laughed, that kinder 1 stung me, aud 1 told him if she didn't pan out twenty full quarts of milk I'd cut off ; her tail. If she did, he was to give me $5O for the cow. Ladies and gentlemen, 1 sot down and milked. I felt as sure of them froO a* 1 do of leaving this yard alive, hut alas! this is a vain world. She had got hold of something wroug that day, and all 1 could eet out of her wus nineteen quarts, one pint ami one gill. lam a mail of my word, and off went her tail. Now, then, if there is any person here who isn't ! dodrotted particular aliout that missing gill 1 or milk, let 'em step forward, plank down $25, and take away the liest cow which ever pulled grass in Wayne county.,' Sapphire Hunting in Nmm. Five years ago a native hvnter in Siant i found sapphires in a remote and secluded district. Some nen who wire let into the secret followed him into tie mines aud brought hack to Rangoon iuid Calcutta a number of very v. luuble stones. A rush ensued from British Burrnah, thousands of adventurers flocking to the mines, some to find sudden fortune, hut more to ose their lives Irom privation and jungle fever. The mines occur iu the provinces of Buttain hong and Cliantaboon. In his commercial j rc|x>rt for 187U, the British consul at Bang kok says that the miners are very careful to coucoal their gems while iu Siam. Being anxious to show some of the gems to Admiral Coote, the consul called for speci mens from some miners who had just re- I turned from the diggings. One ntiuer a poorly clad and miserable looking fellow. I produced a few small stones, and after a j great deal of coaxing was Induced, with ! manv precautions, to give a private vi.w of I his great prize, which was a large sapphire in the rough, valued at $lO,OOO. He wou d not have shown this stone at all had he not ; been on the point of leaving in a steamer ' i Owing to the secrecy then observed by the j possessors of valuable gems, it Is impoeihle I | to give any estimate of the total value of | ; stones found, but that individuals have | made very large profits is certain. One 1 man dug out a stone which he offered for sale iu Chantalioon at five-hundred dol lars, but did not find a purchaser. He went with with it to Rangoon, where he was offered $750(1; hut having awoke totlie value I of the stone, he declined toseil and took it to Calcutta, where lie eventually obtained $15,000 for it. Now, however, there are many experienced gem merchants estab | lished In the ueigeliorhood of the mines, ■ and something like the real value of t e stones can lie obtained by the miners on 1 the spot. The largest sapphire hitherto i found, so far as the consul knows, weighed ' 370 carats in the rough, and when cut turned out 111 carats of the finest water. The ruby, onjx, and jade are also found in the district, hut the quality of none of ! these is such as to make them very valua- I hie. llow to Boil and Stow, To do either properly, the food must l>e immersed at ihe beginui'ig in actually boil ing water, and the water must he allowed to reach tl.e Idling jtoin im mdi i e y. and ;to boil for about five minutes. The action ; of the boiling water upon the surface of i either meat or vegetables is to harden it i slightly, just enough to prevent the escape !of either juices or mineral salts. After the pot containing the food has begun to : hoil the second time, it should he removed | to the side of the fire, aud allowed to sint mer until the food is done. This simmcr j ing, or stewing, extracts all the nutritious ! qualities of either meat or vegetables; the | pot should he kept closely covered unless for a moment when it is necessary to raise the cover in order to remove the scum. The steam will condense upon the inside of the cover, and fall back into the pot in drops of moisture, if the boiiiug is slow. Do not think that the rapid boiling cooks faster than the gentle process 1 recommend. After the pot once boils you canuot make its contents cook any faster if you have fire enough under it to run a steam engine. So save your fuel and add it to the tire little by little, to keep the pot boil ing. Remember if you boil meat hard and fast it will he tough and tasteless, and most of its goodness will go up the chim ney, or out of the window with the steam. CLEAN ULL cloiii wn uiiuc and wa ter; a brush or soap will ruin it. Doing; Her RCNI. A party of Dciroitero who were fishing for brook trout on the Boyne river, und camping on its hanks, run out of supplies, aud an envoy was sent Hit to beg, buy or borrew something until an order sent to Traverse City could l>e filled. After a walk of two mile* lie reached a log house iu the woods. A woman, live children, three dogs and u family of tame coons occupied the one single room iu the house. The furniture was all home-made, the tableware consisted entirely of tin dishes, and only one bod was visible. The envoy slutcd his errand, and the woman replid: "Flour! 1 reckon we ran onto' flour yesterday, and we won't have any more till j next week." | "Can you spare any coffee?" "1 guess not. The last coffee we hud 1 run out on Christmas. If we get any next I week I'll spare some." "How about tea?" "Well, lea has been purty skcerce with us for the last two months, hut Beu said he thought of gittm' some 'long this fall. If you are around here when our tea conies we'll divide with you." "You haven't any potatoes to spare, have you f" "Well, now, you ought to have beeu I last week for 'latere. 1 cooked 1 lie last Sunday. These 'ere dogs and children sot a heap on cold 'latere, und they go off like j hot cakes. Ik'n is going to git some more 'long about Saturday." "Haven't you any provisions at all which you can spare?" asked the discouraged en voy. "Well, now, 1 don't believe we have, hut we are goiu' to stock up 'long in the full. 1 was telling Ben only last night that I'd got kinder tired of fccroocliin' along on Injun and 'lasses " "I 'll buy some of that it you can spare it, for we haven't a bite ol anything in | cauip." i "No, 1 can't sell any. Fact is, we had the last for breakfast, aud Ben won't get any more till Saturday night." "I'm sorry," sighed the man as he turned away% "Yes, so'm I," she sighed in return. "I ' seed your party down tliar in camp t'other day, and you look like honest folks. I'd he glad to spare you somethin' hut I can't. If you men want to move yet camp up here and enjoy our society and use our smudge to drive away skeetera, we'll do our best to make it pleasant; hut when you come down to fodder we haiu't nowhar'. I was j telling Ben ouly last night that we'd be lucky if we got these dogs and coons through j another winter!" Reserved ScaU. In traveling, one meets with many sel fish people ; among them countless women who insist on monopolizing two scats in a railway car uuder the pretense that one of them is engaged by an attendant gentleman, supposedly iu the smoking-car for a brief interval. We saw two women of this sort rightly served during a summer trip. For fifty miles they succeeded in warding off travelers who sought the shady side of the cur, aud the seat in front of them was the convenient receptacle of their baggage. ■ Finally, however, an uncouth-looking indi vidual removed the baggage and turned the seat. The astonished ladies paused in their conversation to each other and raised their | hands as if in remonstrance, hut it was Vx> late; the thiug was quietly and q.ickJy 1 accomplished, and the two foreigners who ! were seated there seemed to understand no 1 words or gestures. Public opinion iu that i car, at least sided with them. On another ; occasion, when our party entered a car, not ' a seat was avu'lable. One person was I gum ding four, others one and two; the aisle was uucoiufroriably crowded. "This ■ way said the conductor, "room in the palace car for those who are standing." | The engaged seats were at a discount (plenty I of room now), but the conductor insisted that j they should be retained by their occupants, j ami all were made comfortable. "Do as : you would he done by," is a good ruii | when traveling as elsewhere. A Chapter ou ilald Head*. A bald-headed man Is refined, and he al ! ways shows his skull-sure. it has never been decided what causes j bald heads, but most people think it is ' dan'd rough. i A g<H)d novel for bald heads to read — I "The Lost Heir." What does a baid headed man say to his comb ? We meet to part no more. Motto for a bald kcad —Bare and fur hare. However high a position a bald-headed I man holds, lie will never couih-dowu in the world. The bald-headed mau never dyes. Advice to bald-headers—Join the Indi ans. who are the only successful hair reis ers. What does every bald headed man put on his head? His hat. ! You never saw a bald-headed man with 1 a low forehead. Shakespeare says—There is a divinity that, shapes our ends. Bald men are the coolest headed men iu the world. go-j.e bald men have heirs. Absent Winded liens. Near a large planing miH in the town of ! Red ('lay, there lives a family named Rose. | .Several days ago Mrs. Rose had occasion i to go io the mill, carrying her tcu-mouths olii child along with her. While there the li'.tle one fell asleep, and becoming rather burdensome, she laid it in a large box in the n.ill. After concluding her business she lett the mill, forgetting all about the child, leaving it peacefully sleepiug in tiie liottom of the box in the mill. Some hours later she remarked its absence, hut, re membering where she laid it. she thought she hud told her husband to bring it home, and she lelt no further uneasiness. At supper the father came, but no child. She anxiously asked him iu regards to the child, I hut he disclaimed auy knowledge of its who: cabouts. Upon telling him where she ! had laid it, aud w here iu all probability it ! was still lying, a sudden pallor overspread i hia lace, aud it was with the greatest difii ' culty that he could tell her that a few min utes before he had emptied several bushels of meal iu that self-same box. and in all probability the chiid had long since died lrom suffocation. A doctor was hurriedly sent for, the box was sought, and in it, under the meal, lay the child, herett of all sensibility. The doctor applied every known restorative, hut at last accounts it still lay in a comatose state, with hardly a possibility of recovery. ft undent lug Willi Her Hn. Miss Angelina Apem went rusticating last summer with her OIL They found hoard at a pleasant country homestead, where there was already quite a party. Miss Apem desired to make herself gener ally agreeable, and decided to cultivate the acquaintance of the graud mother of the household on the very first eveuiiig after their arrival. Accordingly after tea, when the hoarders had assembled on the enjoy a cool breeze, Miss Apem opened on the grandmother, who was busy with,her knitting. "Tins is a very romantic situation," said the young lady, addressing the venerable dame. The latter looked at her inquiringly. "This is a very romantic situation," repeated the young lady, in her sweetest tones and a little louder. The old lady said: "I am a Tittle hard of hearing, please speak louder." "This is a very romantic situation," agaiu repeated Miss Apen in a higher key, coloring slightly and looking a little em barrassed when she saw that she was attracting the attention of the assemblage. The oid lady looked thoroughly puzzled and said ; "A leetle louder, miss." The young lady reddened visibly; three enVmienVere look intra jher with quizzi al expressions, and four ladies were taking in the situation with evident relish. Miss Apem gathered herself for the final strug gle, and concentrating all her power of speech, she shouted: "This is a very ro mantic situation!" Three elderly gentlemen jumped so sud denly as to throw their eye glasses from their noses. The house dog thought an army of tramps had invaded the premises and ran toward the gate harking savagely. Miss Apem's situation by this time was anything but romantic. She was blushing like a red, red rose, and the perspiration had started from her forehead in such pro fusion as to take the crinkle aud frizzle all out of her hair. Her pleasant smile had given awayto a look of pained expectation. She watched the old lady nervously. Did the old lady hear this time? Would she answer? Must Miss Apem again yell at . her ? These were the questions that chased each other swiftly through her throbbing brain. It was a critical moment. It seemed ages to Miss Apem. All the acts , of her life came crowding up before her. , She lived her entire life over again in an instant of time. But see, the old lady's eyes brighten! She is about to speak. Miss Apem listens: "Wall, I don't know 'bout its bein' very rhumatic around here. I have lived nigh onto seventy years, an' 1 never bed a tech of pain off any kind except once when the brindle heifer kicked me in the shin as I was lmlkiu' on 'er. I tied her tail around her hind leg to keep her from whiskin' on it in my face. She got mad 'cause she couldn't whisk her tail and up and kicked like creation. 1 rubbed arniky ou the snin and 1 was all right in a day or two. But Jim Shaw, who lives over on the cross-road he has complained of rhuuiatiz a good many years, off and on. It catches him in his hack and in his knee jints and makes 'em stiff sometimes. Do you ever have the rhuinaiiz ?" By the time the old lady had finished i Miss Apem had fainted dead away, aud b.rnl to lie carried to her room. The shock tn t'tr nervous system was too great. The old lady looked somewhat surprised, hut retained her presence of mind aud shouted j to persons who were assisting Miss Apem : "If she lias got the rhuuiatiz bad conic I and iret my bottle ot armky." Night iu the Moon. At last, however, night sets in. Grate fully it comes after the sun has gathered up his smiting rays and gone down to his reht All at once we are plunged into comparative obscurity.for again there is no twilight to stay the steps of departiug day. At one stride comes the dark. But look ing up into the sky, we behold a vast orb, which pours down a milder ami more beneficent splendor than the great lord of ihe system. It is such a moon as we terrestrials cannot l>oast, for it is not less thnn thirteen times as large and luminous as our own. There it hangs iu the firma ment, without apparent change of place, us if "fixed in its everlasting seal." But not without change of surface. For this globe is a painted panorama, and turning round majestically ou its axis, preseuts its oceans and continents in grand succession. As Europe and Africa, locking the Medi terranean in their embrace, roll away to the right, the stormy Atlantic offers its waters to view, then the two Americas, with their huge forests and vast prairies pass under inspection. Then the grand basin of the Pacific, lit up with island tire 9 meets the gazer's eye, and as this glides over the scene the eastern rim of Asia, the upoer portion of Australia, sail into sight. The indiau oceun, aud afterward the Ara bian sea spread themselves out in their sub dued splendor, and thus in four and twenty hours, "the great rotuudity we tread" turns its pictured countenance to the moon, aud grandly repays the listening lunarians by repeating, to the best of Its ability, the sto yof its biith. Nor is the sky less mar velous in another respect. For the absence of any atmospheric diffusion of light per mits the constellations to shine out with a distinctness which is never paralleled ou earth. They glitter like diamond points set in a firmament of ebony. Stars ami clusters which we never see by the naked eye flock into view, and crowu the heavens. Tlif llouilt rful Adaptability of Paper. The adaptability of paper to numerous important and widely-var.ed uses is wonder ful. What other substance can he satisfac torily substituted for wood, iron aud such common inaterals, to the extent that paper can be'( it is impossible to find anything else wuicli, like paper, may be so different ly aud dexterously prepared, as regards flexibility, thinness, strength, durability, imperviousness to fire aud water, etc., that it can he readily made into pailsj wash bowls, dishes, bricks, uapkius, blankets, barrels, houses, stoves, wearing apparel, curtains, bonnets, newspaper and writing sheets, wrappers, carpets, coating for iron j ships, flowerpots, parchment slates, cover ings for the leads ot pencils, jewelry, lanterns, car-wheels, dies for stamping, j uppers of shoes, roofing and many other t.iii g. It is this tendency on the pr. of paper to take the place of everything else, to becomes universal substitute, solo speak, which leads to the conclusion that the f iture has a grand development in store for it, and that in the years to couie its manu facture will hold a magnificent position , among the great industrial interests of the world. The Lying Wltum. I will n>w narrate a rase, showing upon what slight circumstances the verdict of a jury sometimes turns. I can not now recall the year, and my notes of the case were burned in the great fire of 1871. I think about the year 1846 my friend Bran son Murray, who then lived at Deer Park, Halle County, aent for me to come to Ottawa and defend his hired num. who. killing a neighbor in a quarrel, had been indicted for murder. A sadden quarrel had arisen, and the prisoner, seizing a hickory stake from his sled, had struck the deceased one hard blow on the head pro ducing death. 1 sat down to the triaL, supposing I had a clear case of manslaughter, and one free from ditliculty, and that the only question would be the extent of my client's impris onment. There was no controversy about the quarrel and the blow, and that death was the result. These facts having been proved, the prosecution call the officer who iiad arrested the prisoner. He was a large, muscular man, very dark and sinster in his sppcarance, and as he took the stand 1 saw him scowl at the prisoner, who was an impulsive, passionate Irishman, in away that startled me. 1 immediately asked the defendant if he had ever had any difficulty with the witness. "Yes," he replied ; '*the witness hates me, and has threatened to have me hanged." After describing the arrest, the witness was asked : "Did you, on your way to the County Jail, have any conversation with the prisoner, in regard to the killing, and, if so, state what he said ?" He replied: "On our way. as we were riding across the prairie, 1 asked him what made him strike the deceased, and why he struck so hard. Prisoner answered, 4 him, I'm glad he is dead; 1 have long had a grudge against him, and 1 am glad 1 have killed him.' " "Take the witness," said the State's Attorney, in the tone of a man who had made out his case, and he had. The wit ness had supplied tiie proof to change the kilhug from manslaughter to murder, and unless 1 could break down or contradict him, my client was lost. By one of those impulses which 1 can not explain, but which all of us have often experienced, I felt that the witness had been swearing ialse. I knew it, but bow could I make it inauifest toj the jury ? The terrible con fession was made, as the witness said, when he and the prisoner were alone apou the prairie, ana therefore there was no possibility of contradiction. "It is a lie, every word ot it," whispered the prisoner. I knew it perfectly well; but, how to prove it ? 1 began the cross examination without a plan; at tirst putting a few questious quietly, and studying the man whom I had never before seen. After a few unimport ant questions, asked to gain time and try and make out what manner of man he was, I led him back to the confession. I asked him if he was sure he had repeated the exact words of the prisoner, lie replied, "1 have told you the very words. I have not altered oueof them." I saw that he was one of those who if he once swore the horse was sixteen feet high would stick to it. 1 then asked him to repeat the con fession, which he did, and, as I expected, with variations, I then called his atten tion to the fact that some mouths had passed between the confession and the trial, and then asked him why, if in his direct evidence he had given the identical words, he could not on the stand repeat them twice in the same way. He thought it necessary to his statement, and he said : "1 wrote down at the time what the prisoner said, so I might not forget it, and I have got the paper yet, and 1 have read it over to-day, and it is in the very words I first stated." 1 kuew that ho was lying; I felt it, and I arose and asked him sternly: "Where is the paper? Tell ine instantly." "in iny pocket," he said. "Produce it," said I. I knew that he had no such paper. He turned pale; the pweat rolled down nis face. On my repeating my demand for the pa per, he refused point blank. 1 repeated, 4 'You have sworn you wrote down, at the the time, on paper, the state ment of what the prisoner said: that you brought that paper with you to Court; have read it over to-day, and that you have it now in your pocket. Is this true?" 4 4 Yes," said lie. falteriuglv. "Then," said 1, "will you produce it and let me see it ?" "No," said he, 44 n0 lawyer shall see mv private papers." "Is there anything on the written pa per besides the memorandum of what the prisoner said f" inquired I. "Yes on the same paper are private writ ings which no man shall see." "Hold the paper in your own hands, then so that I can see aud read only the memorandum. Have you any objection to that?" said I. "You shall not see any of it," said he. He was sinking deeper and deeper in the morass. "Very well," said I. "Perhaps you will allow the Judge or the jury to see it, if you don't want me to see it ?" "Nobody shall see it," said he. "This lias gone far enough," said I. 44 You have no such paper, and never had, and 1 now ask the Court to make an order that you produce the paper or be committed to jail until you produce it." The Judge made the order, and as the hour for dinner had come, adjourned. 1 knew that my client was saved; not by any skill of mine, but by what I hardly know how to characterize. But I think we old lawyers often see results which indi cate that there is something outside of our selves or any known agency, which some times leads to the triumph of truth and the protection of the innocent. On the coming in of the Court the wit ness was forced to acknowledge that he had no such paper, and the State's Attorney said: "I will not ask the jury to place any reliance upon this witness." A verdict of manslaughter and a short imprisonment was the upshot of the trial. To Drill Glass. The following directions are given for drilling glass: Take a common drill, run a little fast; do not press on, the weight of the drill is enough. Drill from both sides, keeping the glass and drill wet with tur pentine. Be very carefnl when the two holes meet not to let the drill catch. After a hole is made large enough for a small round file, file to the desired size, keeping the file and glass wet with turpentine. NO. 38.