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Millheim Journal. [volume] (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, October 21, 1880, Image 1

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C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower.
©Otoe In G&rman's new building.
Office on Allegheny Street.
Northwest corner of DL-unond.
High Street, opposite First National Bank.
Practices tn all the courts of Centre County.
Spec al attention to CoUectlons. Consultations
in German or English.
All business promptly attended to. Collection
of claims a speciality.
J. A. Beaver. J. W. Gephart.
Office on Alleghany Street, North of High.
Office on Woodrlng's Block, Opposite Court
Consultations In English or German, Office
In Lyon's Building, Allegheny Street. •
Office In the rooms formerly occupied by the
late W. P. Wilson.
Watches, Clocks. Jewelry, Silverware. Ac. Re
pairing neatly and promptly don* and war
ranted. Main Street, opposite Bank, M.Uhetm,
Pa. _
All business entrusted to him. such as writing
and acknowledging Deeds, Mortgages, Releases,
Ac., win be executed with neatness aud dis
patch. Office on Main Street.
Groceries, Notions, Drugs. Tobacios, Cigars,
Fine Confectioneries and everj thing in the line
ota flrst-class <.rocery store.
country Produce i aken In exchange for goods.
Main Stieet, opposite Bank, Ml lbelin. Pa.
Shop on Main Street, two houses east of Bank,
Mlllhelm, Peuna.
All business promptly attended to.
(collection of claims a specialty.
Office opposite Klsenbuih's Drug Store
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,
Cutting a Specialty.
Shop next door to Journal Book Store.
A. WALTER, Cashier. DAV. KR APE, Pres
fatutactioh Guaranteed,
®le BNillheim iiWiil
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
"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
"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
"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
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
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—
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
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
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 !
"1 suppose, then, you belong to the lower
party?" said Paulding.
"Yes," said the man.
"Then we must detain you," replied
"1 cannot be detained," was the answer.
"My business is urgent."
"What business have pu with the lower
...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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.

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