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PROFESSIONAL CARDS OF BELTiEFONTE- C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BELLEFONTK, PA. ©Otoe In G&rman's new building. JOHN B. LINN, ATTORNEY AT LA W, BELLEFONTK, PA. Office on Allegheny Street. OLKMKXT DALE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. BELLEFONTK, PA. Northwest corner of DL-unond. YOCL'M HAN 11 N'G>, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BELLEFONTK, PA. High Street, opposite First National Bank. C. HEIXLE, ATTORNEY'AT LAW. BELLEFONTK. PA. Practices tn all the courts of Centre County. Spec al attention to CoUectlons. Consultations in German or English. w II.BUR F. REEDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTK, PA. All business promptly attended to. Collection of claims a speciality. J. A. Beaver. J. W. Gephart. &GEPHART, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTK, PA. Office on Alleghany Street, North of High. w: A. MORRISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTK, PA. Office on Woodrlng's Block, Opposite Court House. JQ S. KELLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW. BKLLEFONTE, PA. 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Shop on Main Street, two houses east of Bank, Mlllhelm, Peuna. T EJSENHUTH, * JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, MILLHEIM, PA. All business promptly attended to. (collection of claims a specialty. Office opposite Klsenbuih's Drug Store MUSSER & SMITH, Hardware, Stoves, Oils, Paints, Glass, Wa paper , coach Trimmings, and saddlery Ware, Ac,. Ac. All grades of Patent Wheels, corner of Main and Penn Street-, Mlllhelin, Penna. ~T ACOB WORK, FASHIONABLE TAILOK, MiLLHEIM, PA. Cutting a Specialty. Shop next door to Journal Book Store. jyjdLLHEIM BANKING CO., JIAIN STREET, MILLHEIM, PA. A. WALTER, Cashier. DAV. KR APE, Pres HARTER, AUCTIONEER, REBERSBURG. PA. fatutactioh Guaranteed, ®le BNillheim iiWiil WHAT MATTFR. What matter, friend, though you ami I May sow. aud others gather ? We build, and others occupy, Each laboring for the other. What though we toil from sun to auu. And men forget to flatter The noblest work our hands have done— If God approve, what matter ? What matter though vre sow in tears. And crops fail a the reaping ; What though the friut of patient years Fast perish in our keeping ; Upon our hoarded treasure, floods Arise and tempests gather— If faith beholds beyond the clouds A clearer sky, what matter ? What matter though our castle fall. And disapjiear while building ; Though strange handwriting or* the wall Fame out amid the gilding ; Though every idol of the heart The hand of death may shatter ; Tltongh hopes decay and friends depart— If heaven be ours, what matter Mr- Russet at Saratoga. When the diKJtors recoinended six weeks at Saratoga to Reuben Russet, they possi bly didn't think of Pennie Joyce. IXx-- tor's are apt to be men of one idea Mr. Rus set's digestive apparatus was certainly out of order; but little Miss Joyce's heart—that was quite another thing. llr. Russet was a young theoligical stu dent, with pale brown hair, an intellectual face, aud a slight stoop in the shoulders. Pennie Joyce was a fanner's rosy-checked daughter, the eldest of a large family of children, and one of those thrifty girls who understand the whole theory and practice of housekeeping from Alpha to Omega. To become a minister's wife was a visible promoti<>u to her, and she exulted in it, in her quiet way. But to be separated from him tor six whole weeks —that was a trial. "The time will soon pass, my love," said Reuben, in the slightly patronizing manner which he affected toward Pennie. "Yes, I know it will dear," said Pennie, valiantly trying to smile. "Ar.d I shall write every day." "That will be so good of you!" said Pen uie. "And really, you know, Pennie, a man whose mission is to reach the soul ought to have a little knowledge of human nature." "Yes, of course," assented the girl. "And where can one obtain it so well as at one of these gieat human hives where the fashionable world congregates?" "To be sure!" said Pennie. "I only wish you were going," he added, affectionately. Pfnni/ aicrhfvi arvftlv *:Of course that is out of the question, said she. Fanner Joyce shook his head when lie heard the dictum of the medical man. "Saratogy, indeed!" said he. "I don't believe Saratogy is a bit better than our spring down by the Maple grove. I'd ven ture Reub Russet'd be well enough if he'd gw out and weed onions lialf an hour every morning; and liesides, I've lieerd there's a lot of temptation at a place like Saratogy." "j dare say," said Pennie, with mild superiority, "for some people. But Reuben is above that sort of tiling." "Humph!" said Farmer Joyce. "I ain't so sure of that." "Father how can you?" cried the indig nant girl, bristling up like a hen-canary. "Human natur' is human natur',whether its at Saratogy or any other place," stoutly mantained the farmer. Mr. Russet went to Saratoga and took rooms at a fashionable boarding-house, near the Hathborn spring. He walked up and down the elm-shaded paths with two little devotional books, of a morning, listened to the band, and studied out telling sentences for possible sermons, in the afternoon, and edged himself modestly into the glittering ball-rooms of the monster hotels at night, when the German was in full career. "Merely to study my fellow-creatures!" said Mr Russet, as he adjusted his eye glasses. "Such a delightful study!" said Miss Gushington Gordon, who blazed with jewels, and wore long-trained skirts, such as Mr. Russet never had beheld at Rasp berry Yale. Miss Gushington Gordon had the best room at the house, the largest wardrobe, and the most brilliant uecklacea Rumor called her a great heiress, and Mr. Russet found her very agreeable. She had big, purple-blue eyes, hair of the real Roman gold, a complexion which was undeniable a work of art, and a soft, languid voice, whose syllables dropped Irom her lips like globules of silver. "Ltfe is such a vacuum!" said Miss Gush insrton Gordon. "My experience exactly?" said the young theological student, who was fast losing his head. "At least," corrected the beauty. "I have always found it so until now. But your grand grasp of subjects, your read ing of the book of existence has somehow awakened me to a new sense of things?'' Mr, Russet grew red to the very roots of his hair, with a pleasurable tingling. <f l am but too proud," he stammered, "if I have succeeded in unraveling any pro blem which —" "Oh!" cried Miss Gushington Gordon, "have I said too much? Pray, pray for give my impulsiveness! lam the creature of emotion?" She put out a little, sparkling hand with bewitching frankness to the spectacled stu dent. Mr. Russet gave it a gentle presure, and forgot to drop it again. That was the first day that he omitted to write to little Penelope Joyce, at the red farmhouse in Raspberry Vale. "She won't be so foolish as to expect a letter every mail," he said, a little im patiently. At the end of six weeks he came home. Penaie met him at the railroad, with her dimpled lips put up for a kiss. "I may as well tell you, at once, Pen nie—" he began. But just then Deacon Oberne came up, with that vise-like hand-grip of his, and there was no chance to say more until they parted at the cross-roads, by the mill. "Perhaps it is just as well," said the theological student, to himself. ' I'll write to her that I have changed my mind, and en gaged myself to Antoinette Gushington Gordon. 1 ought to have written from Saratoga, but one dreads to send such a titer." Ml LL 11 HIM, Mr. Russet felt as if he had behaved very much like a scoundrel, now that he was removed from the magnetic influence of the heiress and her jewels. •'Hut of courke," he pleaded before the tribunal of his own conscience, "a man de voted to my profession should select the sphere in which he can do the most good. And with Antoinette's wealth and position, 1 am morally certain of rapid advance in the world." But, somehow, the letter would not get itself written. To do a contemptible ac tion, is one tiling, to confess it lioldly to one's tellow creatures, is another. Two or three days passed, and still Reu Irmi Russet could not bring himself to tell Penuie Joyce alß>ut the Saratoga heiress, with the purple-blue eyes and the low, silver-syllabled voice. Pennie watched him, wistfully, "lie is changed," she admitted to her self; "but of course 1 could hardly expect him always to be just the same. Only— oulv—" And the tears came into Peuuie's eyes, she scarcely knew why, and she blamed herself for being "sueh a foolish little g<xe. Hut one sultry summer evening, Mr- Russet did force himself to write the letter —a vague, mysterious sort of missive, con taining only one plain faet—that he was engaged to Miss Gushiugtou Gordon. And, as he wrote it, he felt more and more what a fatal mistake he hail made in giving up Pennie Joyce's true, womanly heart for the artificial smiles of the Sara toga belle. As he folded and sealed it. the land lady's little boy handed in the evening mail—two papers and a letter. A letter from one Ernest Voider., whose acquaintance he had made at Saratoga— an idle, good-humored young fellow, with no harm in him, and a deal of latent g(RHi. Mr. Yaldcz wrote: "We are progressing much the same as ever. We drink the waters, we criticise the music, we watch for the incoming trains. By the way, you surely haven't forgotten that tall girl at your house, with the curious pansy-colored eyes and the magnificently-dyed hair? Miss Gushington Gordon, you know? Well she has turned out a humbug—an imposition—a stupen dous fraud. It seems she is ouly a lady's maid, the whole time, and she has been skillfully masquerading iu her mistress' wardrobe, during the lady's absence at the sick-l>cd of a dyiqg relation.. "Mrs. Montague has come back; the 'daw in borrowed feat here' has been stripped of her gay plumage, and Miss Gushington Gordon, with her imitation diamonds, and second hand airs and graces has disappeared entirely from the arena. "Some say she has been arrested; others declare that Mrs. Montague has forgiven her, on condition of her retirement to her nalive place, in an obscure English towu. At all OAAV* tiuo f fm* \ f stage of action, and the places thaT'Knew her once now know her no more." Three or four closely-written pages of gossip and clever satire followed, but lieu., ben Kusset never paused to glance at these. He sprang from his chair with an excla mation of relief. "That Providence!" he exclaimed, "that I am no longer bound to false-hearted, hollow pretender! Little Pennie is worth ten thousand of her." lie tore up the letter of confession, and went straight to spend the evening at the Joyce farmhouse, and innocent little Pen nie never knew how nearly that season at Saratoga had c<st her her lover. As for Reuben ltusset, he is a wiser if not a sadder man. And he wants no more lessons in human nature. Early History of Minnesota. The name Minnesota is an Indian name, I signifying " cloudy water." Minnesota is the thirty-second State in the Union. The first European who set foot in Minnesota was Iuis Hennepin, who in 1680, in a company of French fur-traders, ascended the Mississippi to the Falls of St. Anthony, to which he gave their name. In 1763 this region was ceded to Great Britain, and iu 1766 was explored by Captain Jonathan Carver, a native of Connecticut. In 1783 it was transferred to the United States, as part of the Northwest Territory. In 1819 Fort Suelling was established. A few years ago, as my mother was going from Minneapolis to Mankato, she met a lady who was over seventy years old, who said her husband was one of the first sol diers sent to the fort. She, with four other ladies (wives of the soldiers), visited their husbands that summer (1819), and they were five weeks going from Prairie du Chien to the fort, on flat-boats. In 1823 the first steamlioat visited Minnesota. Between this and 1830, a small colony of Swiss settled at Mendota, near St. Paul. In 1838 the Indian title to lands east of the Mississippi was extinguished. In 1843 a settlement was commenced at Stillwater; on March 3, 1849, Congreas passed an act organizing the Territory of Minnesota, its western boundary being the Missouri river. At this time the population was between 4,000 and 5,000, and it was duly organized on the Ist of June following. In 1851, immigration was commenced in earnest ; and so rapid was the increase of population, that on February 26, 1859, Congress passed an enabling act for its admission as a State. The provisions of the act were complied with, a constitution (under which the State is still governed) was passed and submitted to the people, and members of Congress elected the following October; and on May 11, 1858, Minnesota was formally admitted into the Union. A Curious Fnct Bands of music are forbidden to play on most of the large bridges of the world. A constant succession of sound waves, especi ally such as come from the playing of a good band, will excite the wires to vibratiou. At first the vibrations are very slight, but they will increase as the sound waves con tinue to come. The pnucipal reason why bands are not allowed to play while cross ing certain bridges, the suspension bridge at Niagara, for instance, lsjbat if followed by processions of any kind they will keep step with the music, and this regular step would cause the wires to vibrate. At the suspension bridge military companies are not allowed to to march across in regular step, but break rauks. The regular trotting gait of a large dog across a suspension bridge is more dangerous to a bridge than a heavily loaded wagon drawn by a team of large horses. 'A., THURSDAY. OCTOBER '2l, 1880. Capture of Aixlre. The smallest wh<K>U>oy knows that Bene dict Arnold had made terms with Andre to , surrender West Point to the British, and hail prepared despatches for the British commander in New York giving detailed information of the condition of affairs iu the department that the traitor command ed. it was while returning t New York, as a private citizen on horseback that Andre was captured and the despatches found. The spy was eventually executed. A re porter having made inquiries a short time since among the old residents of the county has gleamed some iuiorma tion of an interesting character which had been handed down from their ances tors. From Caleb Van Tassel of King's Bridge; Henry Bonier of IMeasantville, and Alexand Van Wart of Tarrytown, the following history of the capture was ob tained : On the eventful day, Paulding, Williams, Van Wart, James Romer, John Yerks and Stephen Van Tassel were sent to guard the roads against cattle thieves. Paulding had been a prisoner for several mouths iu the British camp and - had es caped four days previously and was attired principally iu British uniform, the rest be ing dressed in oidinary rural style. Pauld ing and his two companions stationed them selves ou the Albany road and the other three took charge of the White Plains road, which branched off the Albany road half a mile northward and led eastward, each party iß'ing stationed about half a mile from the forks of the two roads, and being in a straight line over half a mile apart. I About teu o'clock in the Horning, while ! Paulding and his companions were sitting on a rock, playing a game of cards known as "seven up," they saw Major Andre coming down the road. He stopped at the brook to water his horse, and Paulding's party approached him. Paulding, who ' was the spokesman, said, "Good morning, stranger. Which way are you going ?" He thought he had found a eattle thief, hut when the man spoke like a gentleman and said he was going to White Plains "on important business for General Arnold," | Paulding's opinion was changed, and he quickly replied that be guessed he luid missed his road. The man seemed to be a little confused, and Pauldingsaid, "Which patty do you belong to?" "To your party," said the man "How do you know which party 1 be long to?" said Paulding. "I can tell by your dress," said the ! man. "1 suppose, then, you belong to the lower party?" said Paulding. "Yes," said the man. "Then we must detain you," replied Paulding. "1 cannot be detained," was the answer. "My business is urgent." "What business have pu with the lower party?" ...JMh.l te Arnold," requesting iuc passage of "John Anderson on important business." Paulding and his party held brief con sultation on the propriety of detaining him aud were iu doubt. Andre, seeing this, started his horse forward and had gone alxmt three rods when Paulding command ed him to hair. The man Sopped and begged to be allowed to pioceed, but Paulding said that as he was gang toward the lines of the lower party he ihould take him in custody. The man tfcen offered Paulding's party his gold watch, which was a curiosity to the ruralists, to let him go. They refused the bribe. Thei he offered to secure for them any amount of money they might name if they would conceal him and communicate with such parties as he directed aud then liberate him upon re ceipt of the ransom. Thi they declined and ordered him to dismount. Upou searching him they found nothing and were somewhat in doubt about their right to in terfere, when Paulding commanded him to take off his IxxHs. Tiie man then turned pale. In his stockings were found tue despatches from Arnold. "MyGt V -said Paulding, "he is a spy!" On making this discovery they started for North Castle, near White Plains. They went to the forks of the road aud turning into the White Plains road with their prisoner they met the llomer party, to whom they im parted the information already given. It was agreed between the six men that Andre should be delivered Jp Colonel Jameson, at North Castle. It was then about uoon and they stopped tor dinner at the l.audrlne place, and Andre was placed in a room un der guard, and the room in that house, whicti is still standing, is called "the Andre room." To Colonel Jameson's camp the prisoner aud the evidence against him were delivered. His watch, horse and personal property were all sold and their value di vided among the six meu. tioon after An dre's arrival he wrote a letter to Arnold, aud Colonel Jameson sent a messcngei with it to the traitor, to whom it was delivered, the old traditions say, while he WAS eating dinner with General Washington, near Carry town. Upon reading it, Arnold hastily left the table, saying he had im portant business "to attend to over the river," and departed. Taking a small boat be.ow Tarrytown and rowing to the British sloop of war Vulture, he was uever seen again iu the American lines. The trial and execution of Aadre are well-known i historical facts. The Early Kitting Oelunioii. For farmers ami those who live in locali ties where people can retire at eight or nine o'clock in the evening, the old notion about early rising is still appropriate. But he who is kept up until ten or eleven or twelve o'clock and then rises at five or six, because of the teachings of some old ditty about *''early to rise," is committing a sin against his own soul. There is not one man in ten thousand who can afford io do without seven or eight hours' sleep. All the stuff written about great men who slept only three or four hours a night, is apocryphal. They have been put upon such small allowances occasionally and prospered; but no man ever yet kept heal thy in body and mind for a nurulier of years with less than seven hours' sleep, if you can get to bed early, then rise early; if you cannot get to bed till late, then rise late. It may be as proper for one man to rise at eight as it is for another to rise at five. Let the rousing bell be rung by at least thirty minutes before your pub lic appearance. Physicians say that a sudden iump out of bed gives irregular motion to the pulses. It takes hours to get over a too sudden rising. The household that keeps a baby can afford to sell 'ts alarm clock very cheap. The Fatal lliaelc lleau. George Jones, father of the late Count Joannes, was an English chemist, who, about the year 1818 emigrated with his wife and three children, of whom George was the oldest, to this country. His brother was but 4 years old, he only !, and his sis ter a baby in her mother's arms. The ves sel was au old sailing ship, fitted out after the ordinary mctlnxl of emigrant vessels in those days, was a had sea boat, and, meet ing with terrible storms iu the Atlantic wss driven nut of her course, and with dillicul ty kept above water. When at last the weather moderated it was found that the provisions, of which there had been an in sufficient quantity at the start, were running short. Everylxxly was put on short allow ance, hut when at last, the ship was on her direct course for Boston, whither she was hound, a further reduction had to he made. This was soon again reduced, and at last there was no food left on txiard, and star vation stared the crew and passengers in the face. Driven des|x-rate by hunger, the crew mutinied, and ll.e Captain could only recall them to their duty by agreeing that beans should be drawn from a box, uud the one upon whom the black lx*an fell should lie killed for fixxl for the others. Officers, crew and passengers, women and children, everybody on board, were included in this horrible lottery, and with heavy hearts the famished emigrants came ou deck to par ticipate. The beans were all wrapped in J pieces of paper, aud it was agreed that i none of them should be opened until noon lon the day of the drawing, so that, if ! during the two hours that intervened, a ! ship or land were sighted, the doom of the drawer of the fatal black bean might be averted at the eleventh hour. The Captain was the lirst man to put his hand into the death lx)x. He drew it out, and unable to master his anxiety 10 know his fate at once, he tore off the covering, and discovered a white bean. He was saved, aud as the of ■ fleers, one by one, drew beans from the lx>x, they followed the Captain's example, pulled off the paper, aud showed white beans. The f.rst man among the crew who came down from the masthead, secured a white bean, and resumed his lofty post. After the crew had all drawn, the black bean still remained in the box, and it | seemed clear that the victim was to be found among the passengers. They drew by families, aud comparatively few beans remained in the box when Mr. Jones with his wife and children, advanced to take their chances. The lather and mother drew white beans, and then the little boy, George, was led to the box. He scarcely comprehended the full nature of the terri ble ordeal he was undergoing, but he plunged his little hand in and drew out a bean. His father hastily snatched it from him, and was about ro tear off the paper when the shout of "Laud ashore!" came from the masthead. Amid the tears, laugh ter and feeble cheers of those on board, -- - y^usl ine oeau mw iue U ihl t lie flitU. • l I I ' was a white or black one. Hut" tfftl family were not destined to escape un scathed from the hardships of that disas trous voyage. Before the laud that the keen eyes of the sailor at the masthead had discerned far away was much nearer, the little irirl had died iu her mother's arms, of starvation. Soon afterward, the youngest son, Richard, showed signs of failing intel lect, and before the passengers landed, lie was violently insane. He recovered in some measure after a few months, but the Count used to say that up to the time of his death, he was subject more or less to mental depression and mild lunacy, the re sults of his sufferings during those eighty five days. As for the eldest son, George, who lived to be the Count Joannes, he was quite blind when he went ashore at Boston, and six weeks elapsed before he regained his sight. A l>s*y'n Kittling and What we Ought. "Wlmt cau we do to-day, uncle?" 1 turned at the question and found my self facing two good-looking young fel lows, aged about eighteen and nineteen, who had arrived the night before at my farm, in Vineland, New Jersey, to spend a week's vacation. "Do!" I exclaimed, as I called their attention to the exquisite tinting of clouds tu the eastern horizon, preparatory to the rising of the King of Day, on this most per fect morning in early July. "What say you to a run over to Baruegat and a day's fishing ?" "Excellent 1" Capital!" came the ready responses; and the two students, fresh from college, tassed their caps in the air in delighted anticipation of the sport. A hearty breakfast, well-packed basket of provisions for the day, and we were off for the railroad station, some half a mile distant, just in time for the down train to Barnegat. A short, impatient journey by rail brought us to our destination, where we were not slow to discover an old skipper with his tiny yacht, who accommodated our party, and with all necessary acces sories on board, we were soon afloat on the bosom of the broad Atlantic. We had pretty good luck for a few hours, but the chief fasciuation was the great variety of the catch and the curiousuess of some of the living specimens of finny tribe drawn from their native element, which gayc occasion for all the piscatorial knowledge possessed by my young companions. But the sport I vegan to grow monotonous from hauling in a long succession of porgies, bluettsh, flounders and weak fish, and was only relieved when one of the boys landed a double catch. Ilia loud exclamation of astonishment called the attention of our captain to the line, but that old fisherman's puzzled air was equal to our own. One of the fish thus landed on the deck was only an ordinary blue fish, but the other con sisted, as nearly as we could see, of an enormous cavern of a mouth, set all round with rows of terrible fangs, the rest of the body lieing disproportionately small and tapering abruptly to a large wide tail; in fact the whole fish except the mouth, was disgustingly ugly, siimy and mud-colored, set all over with hardpointed knobs or spines, in various stages of development; his eyes were vertically elongated, looking out almost at the top of his head or upper jaw, and a pair of fan-like fins, fastened to large projections from the bod}', that looked like stumpy arms. He had caught the blue fish in his terrible mouth, and got into difficulty with the extra hook, and as we gazed he rolled his wicked-looking eyes in seeming agony. Suddenly our captain re tnemberred hearing of this species of fish being caught in the old country, and there called the wide-gab. Forthwith he enter tained us with a story he had heard of one of the kind being taken with over fifty young herring iu its stomach. But here one of our amateur disc-pies of old Isaac Walton, after puzzling his not dull brain for some moments, recognized it fully, from descriptions he had read, as the great Angler of Ixiphius. Wc. then made a close and careful exa mination for comparison with ichthyolo gieal treatises; and found dangling from all its sides a sort of fringe of fleshy matter, the object of which (except to add to the liideousness of the most deformed creature) we couhl not possibly conjecture. Sprout ing out of the top of the bead were three long filaments, like miuature Hag-staffs, the foremost of which bore a thin streamer of flesh (looking like pole, r<xl and line ready baited) The monster is said to be a very slow swimmer, aud would not be able to get a mouthful to eat, even with its enor mous mouth, if it had to outswim its prey Ixifore catching it; but its method is differ ent. Burying itself in the mud or sand at the bottom of the water, it gently moves the long filament which serves as a fishing rod,and with the tempting-looking streamer which answers as a bait, quietly angles for its dinner. Some uuwary fish, attracted by the delicate-looking morsel moving about, is enticed within reach, when by a noiseless movement of its side aims or fins, the Lopbius engulfs its prey in its huge mouth, as a man would use a hand net. "This," exclaimed mv nephew, "is cer tainly the angler of the naturalists' des cription; it answers exactly. In fact," ke continued, "the whole fish is a mass of gristle and muscles, and is all organized with reference to,and for the sake solely of, the terrible mouth. So that this fish would furnish the best type of greediness and rapacity, in the whole book ot Nature. The upper jaw is capable of some degree of protrusion, and in opening the mouth the lower jaw is thrust foiward instead ot being lowered, and at the base of the upper jaw a sidelong motion is put in operation by which rt apjxiare jxissible that the Ang ler might be able to swallow a prey almost equal to its bulk, to which also the wide gullet can afford a passage,and the stomach aw elcome; while the skin of the body is so loose as to allow any degree ot disten sion without inconvenience, and the sides contain no ribs that could offer any resis tance." Our specimen was just three feet long, and its breath across the widest expansion of the tins twenty-three inches; bat our captain persisted the specimens of the same tribe taken in European waters sometimes measures between Ave and six feet long. After this wonderful catch, the ordinary dwellers of the briny deep seemed too ordinary to further iuteaest us, so, draw ing our lines, we bade the captain hoist sail, and for a couple of hours were borne along by a delightful fresh wind. Uur empty basket and the state of the water in the ice cooler, gave evidence that the inner nappy, rtiiivny -rauOtf -v/i Ash, the result ol our sjiort, we crossed the weather beaten hand of our skipper with the "siller bright," and, after a pleasant little car ride, reached the farm just as the shades of evening made the early summer twilight most enjoyable, bearing with all the pride ot the hero the singular which had furnished us with such a plea sant proof of the "works of the Lord, and his wonders iu the mighty deep." lie Wan Going to Denver. There is another fool who talks loud In the cars, an<l by the same weknow that the only time he ever left home was when he went on a cheap excursion to Philadelphia and carried a luuch in liis pocket. He has the silver-fever, and is going to Denver. This fact he announces as soon as the car s! arts by bidding good-bye to his friends, and telling them in a voice like a hotel gong to rite him all the news, and re member his post-oflice will be Denver, Colorado. He goes at once to the newsboy, and while buying a five-cent cigar informs him that ke presumes he can't get as good cigars in Denver as he can get here. The newsboy at one® makes an estimate of his foolishuess and says: "Doing to Denver, are you?" "Oh, yes." is the response, as if it were an everyday occurrence for him to go there. And the newsboy marks him for a victim and plies him with pamphlets and candies, apples and oranges, and reck ouetk up his profits that night at 10 per cent, advance over previous days. He who is goiug to Denver returneth to his seat and informs the man in his rear that 'Spiles of fortunes are to be made in Colorado." "Going there?" asks the passenger, not for information, for that has been given, but to test the young man's foolishness. 'Oh, yes,' he savs. lie leaned forward to the man in the fruit seat and says, "How far are you going?" "Pittsburgh. How far are you?" "I'm going to Denver." "You are*" "Ob, yes." The conductor comes along and takes his ticket. "Do I get a train through to Denver as soon as 1 change?' "l'es" "Going to Denver!" "Oh,yea" And the conductor winketh and the passengers smile at his conceit. But the time of re joicing cometh when the passenger in the front scat gets off and his place is taken by a man who is not at all curioua To him sayeth the young man for Denver: "Picas ant weather," "Yes.,, "Probably it is cooler in Deuver?" "Probably." "I'll find out in a few days." .No answer. The young man feels as if his importance wasn't re ! cognized and makes another attempt: "I s'pose there is a pretty good chance to make a fortune in Colorado?" "I don't know." "Well, I'm going there to find out." Another silence, during which the passen gers look out ot the front window and smile. The young man draws a long breath and starts in again: "Not many fellows who'd go so far from home and depend on themselves for a living." Then silence be comes oppressive, but the young man is persevering. He leans over, taps the man cu the shoulder, and says: "You'd better go along to Denver with me." Then the passenger wakes up and he says: "Thun der young man; I've lived in Denver ten years!" And the passengers weep not: neither do they wail, but verily they feel that their days are full of fun and pleasure. All muscular power, whether of man or of other animals, may be traced to the same source. Animals get their food either from plants or from other animals that have fed upon plants; and the plants owe their existence to the sun. The animal is a machine, like the steam-engine; the food which it eats is the fuel that keeps the machine in action. FOOD FOR THOUGHT. B Y How mad it is to nope for content } ment to our infinite soul, from the J gilts of tiiis extremely infinite world, i People who cannot heartily love and hate will never command the first or l know the clearing influence of the latter. When a man dies, people inquire what property he h.\B left behind him. I Angels will ask what good deeds he hae sent before him. Without a bel ef in personal immor , tality, religion surely is like an arch resting on one pillar, 1 ke a bridge ending in an abyss. He who would amass virtues, leaving out the guardian virtue humility, is like a man who leaves a precious dust exposed to the wind Believe, and if thy falli tie right, that insight which gradually trans mutes faith into knowledge will be the reward of thy belief. Nothing does so fool a man as extreme passion. This doth make them fools which otherwise are rot, and show theui to be fools that are not. Temporal afflictions hide those eter nal ble-sings to which they lead, as temporal e-ijoyments often cover those eternal evils which they procure. \ou meet in this world with false mirth as often as false gravity; the grinning hypocrite is not a more un common character than the groaning one. If thou art a vessel of gold and thy brother one of wood,be not high minded. It is God that maketh thee to differ, and the more bounty he shows the more humility he requires. The watei falls on all creatures; on herb, bush and tree; and each draws up to its own leaf aud blossom accor ding to its special need. So falls the I rair- t the law on the many-hearted w rid. Mauy a proffered succor from heaveu goes past us, because we are not stand ing on our watch-tower to catch the tar off indications of its approach, and to fling open the gates of our heart lor its entrance. As boy 8 should be educated with temperauce, so the first greatest lesson that should be taught them is frugality. It is by the exercise of this virtue alone that they can ever expect to be useful members of society. Life's lessons are cut and carved on things inanimate—seen in the leaf and flower, painted on the landscape, chan ted in the murmuring brook, heard in the viewless wind, revealed in a passing cloud or flitting shadow. We are led to the belief of a future state, not only by the weaknesses, by the hopes and fears of human nature, but by the noblest and best principles which belong to it, bv the love of vir tue, aud bv itie - Whether ;>erfeet hapuiness would be procured by perfect goodness this world will never aflord an op|-ortunity of dec ding. But lhis, at least, may be maintained, that we do not always find visible happiness in proportion to vis ible virtue. Religion is the highest moral author ity in human society, l see in religion not the mystery of the incarnation, but the mystery of social order. It con nects with heaven an idea of equality which prevents the massacre of the rich by the poor. Every one is forward to complain of the prejudices that mislead other men or part es, as if he were tree and had none of his own. What is the cure? No other than this, that every man should let alone others' prejudices and examine his own. There is In man's nature a secret in clination and motion toward love of others, which If it be not sp. Nt upon some one or few, doth naturally spread itself toward many, and maketh men become humane and charitable, as is seen sometimes in friars. To hear complaints is wearisome alike to the wretched and happy, for who would cloud by adventitious grief the short gleams of gayety which life allows us? Or who that is struggling under his own evils will add to them the miseries of another? Those who have already all that they cau eijoy must enlarge their de-ires. He thai built for use, till use is supplied inust begin to build for vanity, and ex tend his plan to the utmost power of human performances, that he may not soon be induced to form another wish. The art of spreading rumors, may be compared to the art ot pin-making. Tiiere is usually some truth which i c ill the wire; as this passes from hand to han i. one gives it a polish, another a point, o.hers make and put on the head, and at last the pin is completed. Avarice is a uniform and tractable vice. Other intellectual distempers are liferent in different constitutions of miud; that which soothes the pride ot one will offend the pride of another; but to the favor of the covetous there is a ready way—bring money and nothing is denied. He that has much to do will do some wrong, and of that wrong mnst suffer the consequences; and if it were pos sible that he should always act rightly, yet when such numbers are to judge of nis conduct, the bad will census and obstruct him by malevolence and the good sometimes by mist ikes. A star is beautiful; it affords pleas ure, not from what it Is to do, or to give, but simply by being what it is. It benefits the heavens; it has con gruity with the mighty space in which it dwells. It has repose; no force dis turbs its eternal space. It has free dom; no obstruction lies between it and infinity. A man may smoke, or d.ink, or take snuft, till he is unable to pass away Ills time without it, not to mention how our delight in any particular study, art, or science, rises and improves in proportion to the application which we oestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise, becomes at length an entertainment. Society is like a lawn, where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is de- Lighted by the smiling verdure of a vel vet surface. He, however, who would study nature in its wildness and vari ety, must plunge into the forest, must explore the glen, must stem the torrent and dare the precipice. NO. 42.