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KELLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA Consultations In English or German. Office In Lyon's Building, Allegheny Street. JOHN G. LOVE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA Office in the rooms formerly occupied by the Inlaw, p. Wilson. fke PtllketM Souvmtt A LITTLE WHILE. Oh, soul, a little while And thou shalt be released, And Fortune shall have ceased To frown for thee or smile. A little, little space, A few brief mouths or years, Too brief. O soul, for tears, Thou to thy rest tug-place. o, wherefore art thou stirred With weak aud idle rage To beat against thy cage Like to a captured bird V Be sttil, poor soul be still He sees the sparrow "a fall; Thy woes lie kuowelh all; Hush, hush, and wait His w 111. ■■ I f LOVE ON THE HIGH SEAS. "Now." saul the captain, "wo slum t soo juiy more laud for a wook, aud you young ladies 'll have nothing to do but lot some of tlioso young follows full in love with you," "Fall in love," cried Hetty, the tip tilted nose curling with incredulity and disgust. "Who could fall iu love at sea, I'd like to know ?" "Who could?" asked the captain, in innocent surprise. "Way everylwdv ! does. Why not ?" Hetty smiled in evident unbelief, but glanced furtively across the deck toward the handsome young officer where he leaned on the rail, blowing rings of smoke into the deep blue sky. Mischievous Deb and the quick-sight ed captain detect both, and laugh un- | mercifully. Hetty blushes, and the lirst ; officer uncompromisingly turns his back i and a deaf ear to the captain's guffaws. It is eveuiug on shipboard, dinner is : over, the day's work is done, and all are assembled on deck, The sun, which has hung all day like a copper gong upon a brass ceiling, is now mercifully disappearing The mountains of the Lower California shine iu the fast-fading rays "like the gol-lcn hills of heaven," while one little hum mock of an island, long aud high and narrow, rises out of the sea like the grave-mound of some ocean gd. For once the water is smooth; nothing breaks its stillness but the steamer's trail, and the sea gulls now and then brushing its surface. Far, far awav— far as the eye can reach—is nothing but the same expanse of deep blue waters, broken only by those yellow hills, now fast vanishing into distance and night. Overhead only another and wider ex panse, still "deeply, darkly, beautifully blue," and behind a cloud the new moon just begiuniug to look forth upon the boisterous world below. Prigsby, from London, explains to a gaping audience how the scenery now before them suffers front comparison with that of the Rhine. Sain. Roland, of San Francisco, carelessly replies to an inquirer that he is going prospecting for gold in Guatemala, acknowledges it to be a "pretty risky business," admits the country to* be full of road-agents and ousk whackers, hut "reckons he'll pull through." Meantime Hetty and Deb, seeing the captain had a story in re serve, settle themselves to hear it. "Didn't I tell you how my first officer got married? No? Well, nobody could a been sieker'n his wife was when lie courted her. I'll just tell you all about it, if you like. "Well, you see, I haven't always been captain of a first class steamer—no siree! I ran away to sea when I was twelve years old, and I've worked my way from the bottom of the ladder. Well,when I was thirty,l was captain of a large sailing vessel that was in the South American trade. "I sailed from the port of Callao, San Francisco being my destination. My second officer was an Englishman, but my first was an American, only two or three years younger than I—as good looking a young fellow as ever I saw;tall, straight and handsome, with eyes like blue china. He was a right good fellow, too; brave and honest, but frisky as a kitten, and up to all sorts of larks. "Well, we crept up the coast, stop ping at every ninth door, as our orders obliged us to do, taking 111 all sorts of things, all booked for San Francisco. Finally we came to San Jose de Guate mala—that lies ninety miles inland—and there we hove to, and waited for a chance to go shore. "Did you ever hear of the surf 011 that coast, ladies? No? Well, it often rolls fifteen to twenty feet high, and a good part of the time no boat could live in it. Sorry we're not going to stop this trip or you might see it. You see, there's really no harbor—nothing but an open road stead—and except in the Bay of Fundy, tins place shows the highest and lowest tide in the world. The. people have tried to bpild a breakwater out beyond the surf, but it breaks over it half the time, and when it doesn't it knocks it to pieces. Sometimes vessels have to ride j at anchor for a week before they can put* a boat ashore. "We'd only just hove to when I no ticed that a ship at anchor, not far oft", was' making signals of distress, aud that a boat was putting off in our direction. Of course, we were anchored far out be yond the surf, and it was comparatively easy for the boat to reach 11s ; so it was soon alongside, and one of the men came up the ship's side and and me what was wanted. "It appears that the ship was a coffee ship from San Francisco, and had come to St Jose for a cargo. It was only half loaded when one of their boats capsized in the surf, drowning the captain and first officer. The second officer was very low with a fever, and they had nobody to navigate the vessel; so they'd had to wait in port until some other ship came along aud could lend 'ent an officer 01* somebody who understood navigation. "Well, I called up my first officer, and pnt him on board the coffee ship, and in a day or two we both sailed. We were going over the same ground—or sea rather—and as the two vessels were equally fast, we kept each other in sight most of the time. We'd been out ten <lavs and were in American waters again, when all of a sudden the ship hove to, and signaled us to stop. We run as close to them at: we could, and we hove to, and presently through the glass I saw a boat lowered and there was a woman in it. . "I was surprised, as you can imagip©, MILLIIEIM. PA.. THLTRSMFF, NOVEMBER 3,1881. for 1 did not know there wore any passen g rs on the coffee ship, though there were half a dozen on my own. 111 a few minutes up the side came wy first officer, more than half carrying the prettiest little Spanish girl 1 ever saw. Oh, ladies ! she was a heau'y ! Eyes like the stars in the Hag, and the sweetest little face —kisses just sticking out all over it! But wasn't she the sickest little mortal that ever set foot on deck? 1 tell you she was all green and yellow, and looked half starved. 1 do not believe she'd kept down a quarter of a dinner for a month 1 past. "Hullo, Jack?" said 1 ; "what's the matter?" And 1 gave the lady a sent on the lounge in my cabin. The jHor little thing couldn't sit upright, o I just hoist ed her foot up and made her comfortable among the pillows. "'Captain" said lie, 'I want you to marry me to this lady.' "Marry you?" said 1. "What do you mean? She is too siek to be married,uiuii! She can't stand up. If you and she want to be married, why don't you wait till you get ashore ?" "You see ladies,we talked out free he fore her. for she couldn't understand a word of English." " 'lf we wait till then,' said lie, 'you and I'll be going to her funeral instead of her wedding. We've got to be mar ried, and right away, and you have got to marry us. "You see again, ladies, we were very great friends outside of the ship, and when we were alone together we dropped all eereiuonev," ".'What in the thunder are in such a hurry for?' said I. 'Why can't you wait till you're ashore?' 'Where are the friends ?' " 'Her step-father is alnmrd my ship, ! he said. " 'I thought so,' said I; 'I won't have anything to do with it.' "He just-turned and winked to me out of the ball of his eye,'and then I remem bered in a moment of misplaced confi dence, I had told some little circum stances in regard to my own marriage. "Hem !" said lie, grinning like a monkey. 'I think they're some times justifiable. Now just look here, Cap; listen and I'll tell you all about it. That little girl has no relations, nothing hut a step-father, and she's depending on him for support. Well the old coot's a doctor, and crazy at that. He has taken into his addled old head to discover a sure cure for sea-sickness, and just because the name of a ship sets poor little Dolores to casting up accounts, he's been taking her 011 all sorts of long voyages, and trying his various decoctions on her. So I want to marry her to get her out of his way. Of course I'm in love with her and all that, said he looking kind of foolish, 'but if that was all, I'd wait till wo got ashore. Of course I can't nmko him let her alone unless she is- my wife, and if he has control of her much longer she'll never see port again.' "Do you mean to say," said I, staring at him in surprise, "that 110 tries experi ments on her—gives her things that ain't medicine ?" "I do," said lie ; "and 1 mean to say that the last thing he gave her was a 1 Kittle of bedbug poison, and it most killed her." "By the Flying Dutchman !" said I, 'I should think it would ! Where's the old coot now ?" "In irons, I told him I wouldn't have any such doings aboard mv ship ami lie slapped my face. So I put him iu irons, and came off to you. Well, ladies, i just went over to the sofa where the little girl was rolling her big black eyes at us and wondering what in thunder we were saying, "How old are you, mv dear," I asked in Spanish. • "You see, I'd been married mor'n two years, and I thought I'd a sorter right to be patom L "Eighteen, Senor Captain," said she in the softest voice in the world. "Said I : 'Do you love this young man and want to marry him ? You needn't if you don't,because I'll see to it your step father doesn't bother you any more. "I didn't dare look around at Jaek, for I knew he'd he looking blacker'u thunder at me just then. And indeed he took a step towards us ; but I made him keep off till she should have answered for herself. "Well she blushed very prettily, and hesitated for a second, then answered very sweetly that if the senor captain didn't mind trouble,she would marry the senor first officer. That the senor first officer had been her only friend ; and although she had taken many voyages and seen many people, she had never found any one who cared to interfere in her behalf; that she felt very grateful to the senor first officer, and had now be come attached to him, and with the senor captain's permission would become his wife." "As she said this, Jack got out of sight behind the door, put his thumb to his nose and twirled his fingers at mo in the most disrespectful manner. I had a great mind to put him in irons for mutiny— hut no matter, "Of course there was nothing to be done except marry them ; she was over 18, and at sea the captain's as good as u parson, you know. "So I called up the passengers aiul officers ; and the ladies dressed up in their best finery, and we had a wedding in very short order. After that the ship's surgeon prescribed an antidote for the bed-bug poison. "The second officer went over and took command of the coffee ship in Jack s place, and sent back Deleter's trunk and clothing. At first I thought we could get along without him, for Jack was so deeply iu love with his little sea-sick girl I thought he'd be of no manner of use. But we had good weather most of the time, and Jack did his duty like a man. But it was real touching to see him go to liis wife's cabin every day and bring her on deck and fix her comfortably on a bed the steward made for her under an awning And then lie'd nurse her and care for her just as if he'd been a sister of charity. You might have seen then, Miss Hetty, how a sailor can love a wo man Well, she soon got better aud strong er. Jack and the doctor fixed her up between them, and a healthier and live -1 lier, happier little woman never set foot in San Francisco, Jack took her ri^ht to his married sister, and there she stay ed between voyages till she hail a lot of children, and her husband bought her a house of her own. What about the coffee ship? Oh,that made |xrt a day before jas, and the old doctor had us all arrested the moment we touched land. Ho we were all hauled up in court, and Jack had it out with his step-father-in-law. ; "1 think the court was rather lis first ; but the bedbug poison and the slap on the face did the business and turned everything iu our favor. He was afterward declared to l>o a lunatic and turned over to his brother's keeping. "'What liecame of Jack ?' Why, he with me for several years as firs officer ; now lie's captain to coinati ion steamer to this. That good looking young fellow that's lieeu making eyes at you Miss Hetty, is his sou ; aud I ajr say that he agrees with his father that sea sickness makes precious little differ ence when a man's iu love," The 1110011 is quite up now, flooding the sea with silver. Between us and the shilling mirror interposes the head of young Jack, showing in fine, clear-cut silhouette. What wonder that Hetty has to put a severe restraint upon Iter eyes that they shall not wander in that direc tion? The captain saunters Hwny to do the agreeable to other passengers, while Deb strays down the deck to listen, at a little closer quarters, to the tinkle of a guitar and to a soft voice humming a Spanish love song. . As she strolls back she finds a mascu line form usurping her place, and peep ing under Hetty's downcast lids are a pair of earnest sailor eves, whose dawn ing love aiul hope 110 sea eau fright or quell. t'irek In Miahiqaii. Stories of several remarkHule iueidenls of the forest tires in Michigan abound iu our exchanges. The heat, it is said, withered the leaves of trees two miles away, and seven miles off the beach at Forrester, sailors found the heat uncomfortable. A man suddenly found himself in company with u large bear, aud the pair passed the night together, the bear beiug as tractable as a dog. Deer sought the companionship of cattle ami horses, aud paid no attention to persons rushing past them. There were many instances of sudden insanity, induc ed, iu some cases, by the heat and smoke; iu others, t<v despair at the loss of family or propelty. One man, whose wits w*ro thus deranged, when last seen was rushing into the flames, near Richmondvilie. Twenty-eight people speut a day and night in a cornfield, to the windward of which was a field of peas. When the flame* reached the latter, the improvised camp party were pelted for hours with hot peas, which were shelled by the fire. iVet blan kets, constaut vigilance and the standing corn saved these people* at persons who sought similar refuge elsewhere were smothered aud burned. A farmer of For rester leathered fitteen persons in ins wag on and started for the beach. The flames were so close that the dresses of s line ol the women aud children caught fire fram the sparks. Jt was seven miles of up hill and down on a rough road, and the horses needed no whip to urge them into a mad run. As the wagon started, the tire of a hind wheel rolled off. They could not slop for it, and yet, even on a good road the wheel might have crushed down in going twenty rods without it. The horses pushed over that seven miles of rough road at a wild run, and the wheel stood firm. A delay of five minutes at any point ol the road would have given fifb en more victims to the flames which followed close >ehind. The C'NUMOof Earthquake*. Dr. K. von Fritsch, of Halle, uascusscs the subject of earthquakes. He maintains that the cause of earthquakes must be sought for at a rather small depth, the greatest depth ascertained not exceeding ten to fourteen miles, and usually far less, whilst rather feeble forees produce earth quakes which are felt at great distances, it is knowu that Krupp's hammer, which weighs 1,000 centners, and falls troin a height of three metres, produces sensible concussions on a suiface of eight k lomeires diameter; whilst the recent explosions of the Leunbach dynamite manufactory was felt at Halle and Mefseburg, forty-one and forty-flve kilometresdistant. Whilst show ing how easily concussions are produced by causes comparatively feeble. Dr. Fritsch points out how earthquakes might be and must lie produced by the increase and de crease of volume of racks under the influ ence of physical and chemical forces, aud by concussions, by the opening of crevices in rocks, and by the subsidence of masses of rocks due to these ageuciea. Many schists are subjected, as is known, to ex tension, and when crevices arise the schists must enter into oscillations which must produce very varied phenomena, according 1 o the direction and the force of the os cillations, much like to what is seen iu the oscillations of tuning plates. LaH'.e in Mexican Society. You find in Mexico people of all classes and colors, each having their own characteristics. There are Castilians and Creoles, or children of Indian mothers and Spanish fathers and full blooded Indians. The Creoles are not ed for their intelligence, their symmetry of form and feature, and their personal courage. Their complexion may be said to resemble that of the far famed Caballeros of Andalusia. The males arc tall and shapely, while the ladies are generally very beautiful, are well form ed, possess delicately molded hands and feet, aud the most beautiful eyes of the human family. The belles of the south of France, of the mountains and plains of Spain, of the sierras and coasts of Portugal and the famous cities of Italy, must yield to their charming sisters of the Latin republics in the beauty, shape, size and expressions of the eyes. They are so exceedingly expressive that a glance from between their long fringes seems to melt into the very soul. Year after year passes —the last must come. Poverty is the only burden which grows heavier by being shared wiLk those we Jwve, No liop for the Bold Hradx. "I observe you suffer from scirrhea and consequent alopecia," said a physi cian to the writer. " No, sir ; 1 am only growing bald.' " Well," he said, " it's the sume thing. I will gladly tell you the result of my studies upon the subject, for 1 fancy that 1 mn even with science ou this top ic. By the time I was 30 I was threat ened with a shiny pate. For some years I had taken arsenic internally, had used stimulating washes and oily uppli eations, containing iu one ease corrosive sublimate and in the other quiniue or tannin, but I discovered 110 appreciable effect cither upon the formation of scales or the falling out of liuir. Then I became excited over the discovery made by a French physician, which was to the effect that u five per cent, solution of cldoral hydrate was a sovereign reui edy, I used the chloral wash assidu ously for about three months, but the difficulty increased more than ever, aud then I became disgusted with the var ious therapeutic measures which had been so highly lauded. "Next, in Hebra's classical treatise on diseases of the skin, 1 came across an article by KajHisi on alopecia. He recommended the use of an agent which, mildly stimulating, removed the scales and thoroughly cleansed tlie scalp. This agent is the German Schmierseife. or soft soap, or the French navon vert, iu an alcoholic solution. The soap is best known as the German greeu soap, und it is now imported iu large quanti ties. It is made of sixteen parts of olive oil, six parts of caustic potash and water, and it is made green by adding indigo. The soap, which contains an excess of alkali, saponifies the fatty matter of the sebaceous excretion, so that it is easily removed. The alcohol greatly assists this action and seems al so to have an alterative action—if such an indefinite term is excusable —upon the glands. Although the formula is worth a fortune to a patent medicine man. I will give it to gratuitously and bald-headed readers may get comfort out of it. Any druggist can com pound it, and he ought not to charge over twenty five cents for it. This is the formula: "R. Saponts vtritllH (Germ.) aleoholla, of each two ounces; solve, Ultra, et adde of lavamlulae jftt, xx-xxv. "The soap has a disagreeable fishy odor, and the oil Of lavender is added to cover it up. The preparation thus com pounded has a rich orange or wine color, and a pleasant odor to which the most fastidious will hardly object. Now, I don't mean to say that tliis is going to grow hair on a billiard ball. W here alopecia has lasted so long that the hair bulbs have become atrophied nothing will restore the hair on these spots, but wo can save what remains. The prepa ration should be used as a shampoo every morning or evening, one or two tablespoonfuls at a time. Upon the ad dition of water, and smart friction with the fingers, a copious lather is produced, After the shampooing process, which should last about five minutes, the soap must be washed out of the hair by the free use of warm or cold water, and the hair thoroughly dried by means of a gentle friction with a soft towel. The immediate effect experienced is a dis agreeable tension of the scalp, as though it were streched too tightly over the skull. To obviate this effect and keep the skin from getting too dry, vaseline should be used to anoint the scalp. " After a daily use of the preparation for two or three weeks the production of scales and the falling off of the hair will appear to have been very markedly d<K?roased. At first the liair comes out in greater quantities than ever before, and this may alarm the patient; but this is due to the fact that a large num ber of hail's are dead and are only re tained in their follicles by the plugging of the sheath with the accumulated se baceous matter. It is not necessary, although it is more convenient, to cut the liair short during the treatment." "Will anything restore the hair?" " I never found anything that will, and I have devoted years to the study of bald heads." A Noted Gambler. A correspondent from Leadville says: all that was mortal of J. B. McClellan arrived ill town at ten o'clock 011 a re cent evcing. The moon shone full and bright. The Gem saloo*, the one he had owned, was as light as day. The musicians sat in their elevated seats and played the old tunes, and fallen women, and rough good-hearted miuers, whirled in the giddy dance. The whoop, the yell, the oath, the slang, the clink of the empty glasses, and the monotonous music of the players went on. All seemed to forget the one who had been among them only a few moments before; one who had laughed and chatted and gambled and swore, was lying cold, still and stiff. Some were quarreling over petty trifles; some risking hard earned wages at faro. The determined thump of the poker player as he threw down a card arose above the hum and din and noise of the dancers. The city marshal was there. Miners, merchants, citizens and strangers were there; and among the crowd of rough-bearded, hard-fisted men " soiled doves" or the fallen ones of the weaker sex—an object of pity and commiseration. A horseman, with steed covered with dust and heat of travel, with dilating nostrils and flashing eyes, apjieared on the scene. He is a gambler, a herald sent to prepare for the reception of the dead man's remains. AH if by magic the music ceases, the anee stops, the musicians depart, the crowd make, for the door, the lights are put out, the door locked and the tell-tale crape hangs from the knob. Scarcely a word is spoken, but, as if by instinct, the crowd walked slowly to meet the remains of their ill-fated friend. Near the edge of town they meet the wagon containing the body of the gener ous-hearted gambler. It* is a light spring wagon, and drawn by a mule and a horse. Preceding aud following is 11 mounted guard of sorrowing friends. The two crowds meet. The driver ad dresses in a low tone a few words to a citizen. There in this beautiful valley, with high mountains ail around, with the misty beams of the moon shining dimly upon the horses and horsemen, the wagon, the crowd and the coffin, was a scene impressible on the most hardened mind. Slowly tliey proceed, followed by a motley crowd of mourners. The strong arms (if many tenderly lift theoofliu out of the wagon, carrying it into the dance ball and placing it to rest on two chairs. Yes, 'tis true, they pli teed it in the dance hall until the mor row, when over the body of the ill-fated gambler, the stones and clods and dirt would fall. There lie lay, peacefully in death, in the large spacious room, that only a few moments before was crowd ed with gamblers and miners, but now transformed into a place of mourning, weeping and sighing, a room the for mer scene of many tights, brawls, quarrels and much wickedness. One by one the crowd dispersed, the lights were turned low aud two gamblers kept wake over the dead body of their friend. Ou the morrow the funeral cortege wound the steep, rough mountain road, followed by the friends of the unfortun ate man to his last resting place. As tears were shed for the deceased, so were prayers said for his soul, and among the large concourse of jieople there was not one but had a word of kindness, sympathy or praise for the deceased and each knew of some kind act or some worthy deed that " Tex" hat! done in his life-time. In some re spects the dead man was a remarkable person. Few were so kind to a fried, so ready and generous in assisting a fellow mortal out of a difficulty. Iu one week's time at Robinson's camp, he made $3,300 at poker playing. In a short time all was gone, not lost at gambling, for he seldom lost, but dis tributed out to friends and those in need. When he had money he gave to all who asked of him. He took no mortgages on the goods of his debtors; he carried no promissory notes around in his pockets; he owed few debts; he made hosts of friends and a few ene mies, and in spite of being known as a gambler, the noble-hearted, generous acts of charity, the brave and manly bearing, the possession of a noble phy sique, impelled the unstinted admira tion of man. When tears trace down the cheeks of a man used to the hard knocks of life and a gambler by pro fession, it shows feelings as tender as a child. A Quiet Life. Queen Victoria's life at Balmoral is very simple and uniform. The piper plays under her window every morning at 8; she has breakfast and is out of doors by 10, from which hour she spends till noon in walking and occasion ally visiting at the cottages in the vicinity of the castle; from noon until 5, with half an hour's interval for lunch eon, she devotes herself to work which may be termed official—reading dis patches, state papers, etc., and writing memoranda and letters in connection there with; at 5 she sets out for her daily drive, which lasts till 7 aud occasionally later. Apples a* Food. A raw, mellow apple is digested in an hour and a-half, while boiled cabbage re quires five hours. The most healthy dessert that cau be placed on a table is a baked apple. If eaten frequently at l>reakfast with coarse bread and butter, without meat aiul flesh of any kind, it has an admirable effect upon tjie general svstem. often removing constipation.cor recting acidities, aud cooling ofl febrile conditions more effectually than the most approved medicines. If families could be induced to substitute them for pies, cakes and sweetmeats, with which their children are frequently stuffed, there would be a diminution in the total sum of doctors' bills in a single year sufficient to lay in a stock of this deli cious fruit for the the whole season's use. A Suspended Aqueduct. A cheap suspension aqueduct was in vented and used by some mineis in Cali fornia in 1852 A river ran between two bluffs, one of which was considerably higher than the other. Water was availa ble on the one, hut it did not "pan out " as well as that upon the lower. Some sai lors, including the mate of a whaler, took up a claim, and succeeded in makine a hose of strong duck, about eight inches in diameter, and stretching it from the higher to the lower hill, by means of a strong rope running through it. Water was then carried through this weak hose, which could not have resisted the prsssure if low i cred into the,.valley, aad the ingenious sai -1 lore realized handsome fortunes out of the 1* iW that had hitherto been worthless. Hli First Tooth. His first tooth was an event. We raised the curtains in order to see better, nd his grandparents brought their spectacles to lear upon this little white spot, while I, my neck r.'.te+retached, demonetiated, ex plained and proved—after which I ran, with all haste, into the cellar to see, ia a corner known to myself, a liottle of the choisest wine! My boy's tooth! We spoke of his ca reer during dinner, and at dessert grandma sang a song. After this tooth came other teeth, and with them pains and tears, but then, when his little mouth was armed with a full set, how proudly he bit his bread, how vigor ously he attacked his cutlet, in order to do like papa. Like papal You well know how these two words warm the heart, and how many misdeeds they cause you to pardon! My greatest happiness- was it also yours? —was to wake my little one in the morn ing. 1 knew his hour, 1 softly pushed aside the curtains ot his cradle, and bend ing aver him, awaited the opening of his pretty blue eyes. Most frequently I found him lying diagonally across the bed, lost in the chaos of pillows and covers, ids legs in the air and his arms erossed above his head; very often his dimpled fin gers still clasped the toy with which he had played himself to sleep the evening before* and from between his half open lips escaped the soft and regular murmur of his respiration. The warmth of his downy nest had given to his cheeks the hues of a ripe peach. His skin was warm, and the perspiration or the night stood upon nis forehead in scarcely perceptible little jiearls. Very soon, however, he rf ide a move ment with his head, his foit pushed pushed hack the covers and his inttle body writhed; he rubbed his eyes, stretched out DII arms and, then, his half open eyes fixed themselves ujwin me. lie suiiled on me as he murmured very low, so low thai 1 held my breath to catch the touefi of his baby-music: "Dood mor'u papal'* ••Good morning, my tittle man, you siept well last night, did you?*' Then we held out our arms to each oth er, and embraced like two old comrades, And then the prattling commenced. He rattled on as the lark sinus at sunrise, and the chat ering was interminable. He told me his dreams pausing after every phrase to ask for his panado "with lots of butter in it!" And when this good, steaming panado arrived, what a laughter, what joy; how he sprang towards it as he gt asped the curtains for fupport; his eye was all the brighter for the tear that stood in the corner, and the chattering recom menced. Sometimes, he would come to surprise me in bed, and, when 1 pretended to be asleep, would pull my beard and shout in my ear. Then I feigned to be terribly frigiitcned, and swore to be revenged. This was the signal for pillow-fights, bar ricades of bolsters, etc. In token of vic tory, 1 would theß tickle him, and he, the darling would give vent to frank and invol untary peals of laughter known only to in nocent, happy childhood. He would draw in his head between his shoulders, in imitation of his toy tortoise, and menace me with his chubby, rosy foot. The skin of his heel was so fine that it might have put to the blush the cheeks of a young girl. How I covered those dear little feet witL kisses, as 1 warmed his long night gown before the fire in the evening! They had forbidden me to undress him, under the pretext that I invjpiably entang led the stringß of his gown, instead of un doing them. All this was charming; but when I was forced to arrest the reckless course of his boyish freedom, his little head sunk upen his breast, his lips trembled and he strove manfully to suppress the flood of sparkling tears that gleamed under h long lashes. How much courage it requires to resist the temptation to calm this storm with a ki> to couaoL* this swelling little heart and to dry the tear that heralds the torrent. And now touching is the expression of a child's face this moment. There is so much pain in the warm tear that slowly trickles down the cheat, so much suffer ing in the contraction of the ltttle muscles and in the rising and falling of the belov ed breast! But all this was long ago. Still the years have not been able to efface these sweet souvenirs, aud now, though my ba by is ihirty and wears a great moustache, when q.* holds out his hand, saying, in his bass voice: "Good morning, fatherl" it seems to me that an echo repeats in the far di-tance, these cherished words of yore: "Dood mor'n papa!" Hooping a Barrel. Putting a hoop on a family flour bar rel is an operation that will hardly bear an encore. The woman generally at tempts it before the man comes home to dinner. She sets the hoop up on the end of the staves, takes deliberate aim with the rolling pin, and shutting both eyes brings the pin down with all the force of one arm, while with the other one she instinctively shields her face. Then she makes a dive for the camphor and unbleached muslin, and when the man comes home she is sitting back of the stove, thinking of St. Stephen and the other martyrs, while a burnt dinner and the camphor are struggling for the mas tery. He says that if she had kept her temper she wouldn't have got hurt. And he visits the barrel himself and puts the hoop on very carefully, and then adjusts it so nicely to the top of the stave that only a few smart raps ap parently are needed to bring it down all right. And then he laughs to himself to think what a fuss his wife kicked up for a simple matter that only needed a little patience to adjust itself : then he gets the hammer and gives the hoop a smart rap on one side, and the hoop flies up and catches him on the nose, filling his boul with wrath and his eyes with tears, and the next minute the bar rel is flying across the room, accompan ied by the hammer, and another candi date for camphor and rag is enrolled in the great army that is unceasingly toward the grave, NO. 44.