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Many an honest man stands in need of help that has not the courage to ask it. Trivate credit is wealth; public honor is security. The father that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage aud you piu him to the earth. Site Ptilletii SmtrmvL ALL THR TEAR ROUND. Prion,l, if to me wheu Spring-time died, \\ as given no glorious Suiuiuer-tMo, If never happy May Succeeded April's shower and sun, And, If, when lluelell time was done, No roses lit my way: It evermore my heart doth miss A joy for OHO, love's crowning l>lm, 1 know the lesson mount; If wanting stars o( earthly love, 1 know one brighter shines above, My friend, I am content; A CAMP SURPRISE. During the summer of 187— a merry party, ten of us in all, en in pod out in the Adirondack wilderness. There were three guides— l mention the guides tiit# because they are the most impor tant members of a camping party—two gentlemen, two children, two ladies, the children's old maiden aunt, myself and au English nurse to lqjlp take care of the little ones. We had pitched our tents in the grand old Adirondack forest on the shore of a l>eautiful lake in the heart of the 4 'North Woods," and for ten days had had the jolliest time imaginable. At last we were getting out of venison and the gentlemen proposed a night hunt for de^r. On former occasions they had always left a guide to guard the camp, but knowing that deer were scarce, we thought the more men in the party, the more likely they would briug home a tine, fat buck. So we protested agamst being left in charge of a guide, and after talking it over a while the gentlemen finally agreed to take all the guides with thenf, and just before dusk start ed for a pond some miles distant from our-camp. We watched the boats until they pass ed out of sight, and then strolled about the shore until it was dark. Then drawing near the tents we sat down on some logs around the camp fire, Touching a match to a huge pile of brush hard by we sat gaziug upon the flames as they leaped upward, roaring and cracking, and filling the forest with a cheerful glow. Every one, we suppose, knows that be ing eourageous in broad daylight is one thing, and being courageous in the dark is another. We had been as bruve as lions before sunset, but I think the feeling that we were alone in this im mense forest miles and miles from a hunter's tent made us feel a little uer vous, for I noticed that we started at every rustling of the bushes, looking up anxiously if the wind gently stirred the branches overhead, and the English nurse jumped at least a foot as a loou sent forth his wild, mocking cry. Was that a panther, eh?" she asked in a frightened whisper. "O, no indeed," replied the children's aunt, and yet the feeble attempt at a laugh ended in a little shiver, and I si.w her glauce quickly over her shoulder in in a scared sort of way. Piling several logs of wood on the fire to make it last as long as possible, we withdrew to our large sleeping tent. The English nurse headed the proces sion with an old rusty hunting-knife she had found among the cooking utensils. Rob. the youngest boy, lugged a bro ken oar into the tent, while aunt brought up the rear with a tin pan aud pudding stick. "i have often read that any loud noiso will serve to frighten away wild beasts, she whispered to me, "and I though these might be handy to have with us." After securely fastening the canvas flaps at the entrance of the tent, we lay down on our beds of hemlock boughs, but we didn't seem to be very sleepy; in fact we were to nervous too sleep at once. I was just dropping into a doze when 1 heard a sound in the distance— a kind of probnged howl. I raised my head to listen— BO did aunt. "What was that?" she whispered. "O, nothing but another loon," I an swered, as calmly as I could, but I knew very well it was not a loon. For a few moments all was still' Again the same unearthly sound broke the stillness of the night. This time it seemed nearer—a long dismal howL The children's aunt rose to a sitting posture. The English nurse asked in a frightened whisper, "Indians, eh?" Panther, eh?" "Nonsense," returned I. "There are no pan hers here, and as for Indians, there isn't a red man within a thousand miles." Here I stopped. My hair was braided down my back in a Chinese pig- tail, aud it seemed to rise straight in the air as a gust of wind brought to our ears a third howl, followed by k a chorus of unearthly yelps. We sprang to our feet. I felt some one pulling at my dress and heard Rob's voice—the oldest boy was fast asleep: "What is it, auntie? is it—is it awo f?" Then I knew that his eyes were as big as butter-plates. "Whatever it is it sha 1 not hurt you, dear," said I, putting one hand on his shoulder, and feeling with the other for the rifle which one of the gentlemen had placed in a corner of the tent that very afternoon. "Aunt, where is the rifle?" And aunt, who had a horror of fire arms, confessed that 4 'only a few mo MILLIIEIM. PA.. THURSDAY, AUGUST 17,1882. incuts before slio had carried it out of the tent and laid it down in the bushes with the butt end toward the camp. "But it wasn't loaded," I replied an grily- "Well, dear, rifles go off sometimes when they ain't loaded," she answered. I knew by this that aunt was very very nervous or she never would have made such a foolish speech. "Our last hope is gone then," 1 said with a groan. "Now keep still; not a word for your lives! Perhaps the wolves may go 111 another direction, they may be chasing a deer." The moment I said "wolves" the En glish nurse fainted. "Let her alone 4 " said aunt. 4 4 lf you bring her to her senses she will faint again. I am sure if I have got to be eaten by wolves I had rather faint too, then I shouldn't know anything about it." ' "Hush! Listen!" We held our breath. This is what we heard; A howl or two, a crackling and rustling of twigs, the noise of long leaps hrough the underbiuli, and then, oh, horror! the sound ot animals rushing tmadiy around the tents. The chil dren's aunt had been peeping through a small hole in one side of the tent. "Look! for mercy's sake, look!" she gasped. I put my eyes close te the rent and there, rushing wildly al>out, were four great, lean, shaggy brutes! By the light of the cauip tire I could see their glit t ring eyes, red tongues and sharp white teeth. I drew back in horror. "Try the tin pan," said I. Rib beat a lively tattoo with the pud ding stick. For a moment the patter of paws ceased, only to l>ogin -again more madly than before. "O, dear!" moaued aunt in despair. "Any decent wolf would have been afraid of a camp tire, to say nothing of such a racket as this. ' She seized the oar and put herself in a war-like attitude. Just then one of the creatures outside brushed against the tent, while another ran snifl'ing alout and even ventured his nose under the canvas llaps. "Something must be done," ex claimed a int with the air of one re solved "to do or die." "I have often read that a wild beast will quail before the steady gaze of the human eye. "Then she drewJjerself up looking the picture of a veritable Lady Macl>etk. "The trouble is, I cau't look in four pairs of eyes at once." "And while you were s'aring at one wolf the others would eat you up," I answered. "Young woman, this is no time for jesting," said aunt, solemnly. "Heaven knows what will become of us." At this lustant it hashed before my mind that there was something familiar in the sound of the howling outside. I took another look through the little loophole, then whistled softly. Drop ping the hunting knife I had been brand ishing and running to the entrance I began untying the canvas flaps. "Aunt," said I, "listen ! Do you hear? Those are not wolves, they are dogs ; I am sure of it." In another moment four great, tawny bounds were leaping about me, putting their paws on my shoulders, nearly knocking me down in their attempt to express their joy. I led the way to the tent where our supplies were stored, and throwing them some food knew from the greedy way in which thev eiezed it that they had been off on a long trail, It often happens that hunting dogs get lost wliile on the scent of an animal. In such cases they always make their way to the nearest camp. After the houuds had satisfied their hunger they fol lowed me to the sleeping tent. I found the children's aunt and the English nurse pale but calm, with the happy Rob betweeu them. We left the teui flaps open and the cheery firelight shone inside the camp ; the largest dog stretched himself before the entrauce as If to say : "I'm going to keep watch here to-night," while the others took their places by the children's beds. Then we fell asleep, safe, indeed, under the watchful care of our new-found friends. A Close Relation. There was a disagreeable scene last night over at the Palmer mansion, be tween Colonel Floyd Palmer and his son William, Bill Palmer is an Austin boy of the most modern type, wno always tells his parents just what he thinks aliout them, regardless of their feelings. Hot long since, he wanted to celebrate his birthday with some of his youthful com panions, so he applied to his father for an adequate appropriation. Colonel Palmer, who is a close relation of William, being his penurious father, responded with a quarter of a dollar, which bore about the same proportion to the need and expecta tions of Bill as did Galveston's Congress ional appropriation to the'one she applied for. Billy looked at the quarter, sneered at it, and finally said to the author of his ex istence* "That's a mighty slim appropriation to celebrate the thirteenth birthday of an Austin boy on, but still 1 don't reproach von. You are not to blame for my birth day.' •* What do you mean, sir?'' whooped the now thoroughly aroused father." 4t l mean just what 1 say. If mother hadn't married such a close relation as you are, 1 wouldn't never have had any birth day to celebrate, and 1 would be all the better off. She is the cue who is to blame. She should have married a man of more liberal views, and then my father would have afforded me the meaus of celebrating my birthday in accordance with my social status," Facta. The number ot failures reported the United Mates during the past six months was 3469, sgamsl 3256 for the same tune in 1881, 2400 in 1880 and 3810 i in the first half of 1879. The total assets for the past six months amounted to $27,* 329.765, and the liabilities to $42,383,289. In the same period in 1881 the assets were 1 sl9 500.000, aud the liabilties $39 600,- 000. There were 153 failurea in the United States during the pas: week. The total amount of national bank notes handled lor the purpose of redemption by 1 the Treasurer of the United States for the 1 mouth of June, 1882, was 10,318,660, as against $9,081, 200. in the lame period in . 1881, being an increase in 1882 of $1,283,- - 450. The total for the fiscal year ended . June 80 was $74,879,680, as against $59,064,060 f>r the year ended June 30, * 1881, being au an lucrease for 1882 of $15,816,630. The sales of stamps, stamped envelopes and postal cards for the quarter ended Mareh 31, 1882, amounted to $10,487,- 329,44. This amount represents an in ' < rease of sales of $ 169,876,08 over these of the quarter ended December 81. 1882, arul ef 83 (or 15 810 per ivut.) over the sales for the quarter ended March 31, 1881. The following is a s'atement of the United 8 ates currency outstanding on June s>o, 1882 : Old demand notes, $59,- 695; legal tender notes, all issues, $346,- 681,016; one year notes OD 1863, $42,975; two year notes of 1863, $12,000; two year coupon notes of 1863, $22 160; compound interest notes, $223,560; fractional cur rency, all issues, $15,423,186.10; total, $362,464,582 10. Conti (leoce. When the Duke of Cambridge was about to become the guest of Lord Stratford for a few days at the embassy, he went in his dressing-gown aud slip pers, at an early hour iu the morning, to see that the rooms prepared for his Royal Highness were in order. Finding tlie Dukes valet arranging the trunks and portmanteaus which had arrived, the Ambassador began to give him directions how they should be placed. The man left off and stared at Lord Strut'ord. "I will tell you what it is," he said, "I know how his Royal Highness likes to have his things arranged. So you just shut up aud be off, old fellow." Lord Stratford went off iu a towering passion, and, callingone of the attaches, ordered him to go and tell the man who [ it was that he had ventured to address such language to. The attache re turned. •'Well, what did you say to him?" asked the AihbHßsador. "I said to him, iny Lord, that the peraon to whom he had ventured to ad dress such language was her Majesty's representative in Turkey." "Ah, quite right. And what was his answer?" "He answered, my Lord, that he never said you wasn't. Lord Stratford's anger would be ap peased by anything which seemed lu tl ierous, and he enjoyed a hearty laugh wiih the attache. About llur*e>uot>e. Any one who wi'l take the trouble to examine .even casually, the anatomy of the horse s foot will see that the frog is a wedge of elastic tissue fitted for concus sion. Each time it pounds the earth it spreads the hoof laterally by reason of its shape, lor it is not only a wedire antero- but also vertically. It is fitted for concussions as perfectly as is the sole of the dog or the cat, We know it is a moot point among even good horsemen as to whether in shoeing froe- pressure should be courted or avoided. Experience, we believe, will he in tavor of frog pressure, and lwth anatomy aud common sense are on its side. The frog is precisely fitted, as we have said, lor such pressure and even our stony street pave ments do but harden and develop the frog just as the Oare footed boy has his foot-sole toughened. XenophoD tells us iA his school for horsemen that colts brougnt up on dry, stony soils neyer need protection. The ordinary shoe, with hei and toe cork, lifts the toot-sole from the ground and prevents such frog-pressure, but, as a rule, such horses have more or less con tracted heels, and have not a long, free stride. Their gait is "groggy." Take off such shoes and put on the 0* odeuough or a similar shoe, and it is remaikable to see how their gait improves and the heel ex pands. In tiie winter time, owing to the ice, it is necessary to shoe them with corks, say two or three times; all the rest of the year the Goodenough, applied cold, is by far the best shoe. speak* after oonsiderable expeilence. The Chicago, Rock Inland A Pacific Railway. This railway 19 the favorite, most popu lar and comfortable line to Peoria, Rock Island, Davenport, Des Moines, Kansas City, Atchison, Leavenworth, Council Bluffs, Omaha and points intermediate and westward to Colorado, new Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington Territory and British Columbia. In fact 4, The Oreat Rock Island Route" is the only one that runs through cars to all the principal Missouri river points and to Minneapolis and 61. Paul via the Albert Lea Route. Examination of the map of the United Stales shows that this line oc cupies the central position among the great Western railroads, and is therefore able to reach more of the commercial cities of the West, with less miles of track than any competitor. At the same time it connects directly in union depots, with every line of road that crosses the continent or pierces the agri cultural and mineral regions west of the Missouri river. This being the case, it is naturally the line intelligent people choose who wish to go quickly to their destination ; and al ways having most comfortable cars upon its trains, charging as low rates of late as any other line and checking baggage through, it obtains an unparalleled support, and year by year grows in popular esteem. We think we give good advice and that which is worth heeding when we say to all who are journeying west of Chicago, purchase your tickets over this route for you will get your money's worth in the pleasant journey which such action insures. drags and Cragsmen. To the north of Flamborough Head, atrotohing away toward Filey, the Bempton, Buck ton, and Bpeetou cliffs uplift their awful forms, impending over the boisterous waves as they break in thuuder over that irou-bound coast. For ages these cliffs have boen the ' haunts of innumerable sea-birds. To them they wing their clamorous way as night falls; ou their ledges and crags generatiou after generation of web footed fowl have built their nests. "During the season of incubation," Buys Mr. W. White, ' 4 boys are let down the edge of the piecipice by ropes, to gather the eggs, which they do iu bushels, for the use of the sugar houses at Hull, and for other domestic pur poses. " It would seem that this "dread ful trade" is not confined to boys alone. Our contemporary records that for tbe last three-aud-forty years a now aged resident of Bempton has been in the habit of descending the adjoining cliffs with the aid of a rope. Accompanied by bis son and by another stalwart mate, the veteian "climber," as, in Yorkshire phrase, he is designated, prepares himself annually for tht" nest - iug season, which lasts from about the 10th of May to the 15th of June. The old man, stroDg iu the vast experience which he has gained, goes down tbe cliffs while his mates stand upon the summit and manage tbe pulley and ropes. "I was a bauld cragsman ance," said Edie Ochiltree, "aud moDy a kittywake's and luugie's nest hae 1 harried upamangthae very black rocks; but i>B lang, lang syne, aud nae mortal could scale them without a rope—and if I had aue, my ee-sight, and foot-step, and hand-grip hae a' failed mony a day sinsj'ne." The old Bempton cragsmau has seen as many years as Sir Walter's celebrated 4 Gaberlunzie," and yet in him neither hand, nor foot, nor eye, nor —what is least enduring of all—neive have as yet failed. "He proceeds." says the correspondent in question, "to adjust bis gear; whic I consists, first, of what he calls breeches. They are made of • a strong hempen matt rial, something like the headpiece of a halter. Thero are two places to insert the legs, with a loop at each end, which draws across in front and meets another loop at the end of a strap round the waist, and through these loops the main rope is fastened." This main rope, on which the weight of the egg collector hangs, is made of the strongest and b*st material, and is nearly three hundred feet in lenglh. Thus far the description is not of a nature to tempt an ateurs to follow the old cragsman's example, but it should be added that, besides the suspending rope, there is another much thinner in substance which is passed round a crowbar at the top of the cliff, and which the climber takes in his hand, to steer by and to steady himself, as well as by its aid to swing 011 to ttie ledges. Having thrown two canvas bags ovei his shoulders, the veteran descends, and with feet thrust out at right angles to Ihe seat upon which he is placed, keeps himself off the precipice's jagged and projecting edges. It is reassuring to be told that, though the descent I#. >ks perilous, an accident seldom happens, the only danger being from the full of stones and pieces ol rock that the smaller rope detaches, to guard against which a thickly-wadded hat is required. The only casualty which in forty-three years has befallen the old Bempton "dimmer" was occasioned by a tumb ling rock which broke his left shoulder. We can readily understand that use, "which is second nature," may rob the hazardous employment of its terrrors, bnt that it should be attempted by a volunteer bespeaks his possession of no ordiuary amount of pluck. We should recommend no one to make the experi ment unless he be steady of head, firm of heart, and with muscles hardened by exercise and training. To an intre pid climber of this kind it cannot but be an intoxicating sentation to find himself suspened among thousands of birds winging about his head and mak ing the air vocal with their startled cries. Drinking la The Hay-Field. Men in healtn perspire freely when vigorously at work on warm days. Very heavy sweating may sometimes aiise troin weakness; a dry skin may indicate disorder. Evaporation from the surface carries oil heat and keeps the body cool. A large supply of drinking water is re quired for the warm haying and harvest days, but much less than is coLimonly supp<>sed. Ilalf a pint of water, sipped slowly, will assuage thirst much more effectively than a quart gulped dcwn. A pint of cold fluid ot any kind, thrown into the stomach, may result in more or less congestion; serious illness, and not unfrcquently deaths, arise from this cause If ice-water is taken at any time, it should always be swallowed so slowly that the stomach can warm each gill be fore taking another. As to the kinds of drink, the positive teachings of medical science, and experience, indicate that pure water is by far the best fluid for assuag ing thirst, and supplying the wants of tue system. Beers, ales, sweetened drinks, or any fluid that contains mate rial that must be digested, are a tax upon the stomach, and tend to disorder the system. If taken at all, It should only be with other food. Pure water is ab sorbed at once into the blood, and is car ried directly to those parts of the system where it is needed. If ths water is bad, t may usually be corrected by the addi tion ot a little ginger, or ginger extract; too much of this produces constipation; but on this account it may be used more freely in looseness of tbe bowels. All al coholic drinks are unhealthful for one in active exercise. They stimulate increased effort effort beyond one's Datural strength —aud unnatural exhaustion inevitably follows. Just so far as any one raises himself above a normal condition by alco holic stimulants, just so far below this condition will he surely sink a few hours after, and the elevating and depressing operation wears upon and disorganizes the machinery of the body. THAT wild mint will keep rats and m o J out of your house? THAT lime, sprinkled in fireplaces ing summer mouths, is healthful? A Shocking; Ed, "Captain John," said I, "didn't you tell me that you sometimes brought wild animals in your ship from South Ameri ca?" "Oh, yes," said he," 'Tbrought one of the first electric eels that was ever carried to New York, I got it in Para, Brazil, and I bought it ot some Indians for twelve milreis—about six dollars of our money. We had lots ot trouble with this fellow, for these eels Jive in fresh water, and, if we had not had plenty of rain on the voyage, we couldn't have kept him alive, for the water he was iu had to be changed every day, We kept him on deck iu a water-barrel, which lay ou its side ia its chocks, with a square hole out through tiie staves on the upper side to give the Creature light and air. When we changed the water, a couple of sailors took hold of the barrel and turned it partly over, while another held a straw broom against the hole to keep the eel from comiog out. We would always know when the water had nearly run out, for then the eel lay against the lower staves, aud even the wood of the barrel would be so charged with elec tricity that the sailors could hardly hold on to the ends of the barrel. They'd let go with one hand and take hold with the other, aud then they'd let go with that and ehange again. At first, I did n't believe lhat the fellows felt the eel's shocks in this way; but, when I took hold myself one day, I found they were n't shamming at all. Then we turned the barrel back and filled it up with lresli water and started the eel off for another day." "He got along first-rate, and kept well and hearty through the whole ot the voyage. When we reached New York we anchored at Quarantine, and the health-officer came aboard, i knew liirn very well, and I said to him: 'Doc tor, I've got something on board that perhaps you never saw before. * 4 What's that?' said he. *An electric eel,' said L 'Good!' said he; 'that is something I've always wanted to see. I waut to know just what kind of a shock they can give.' 'All right,' said I; 'you can easily find out for yourself. He is in tbi-j water-barrel here, and the water has just been put in fresh, so you can see him. All you have got to do is just i to wait till he swims up near the sur face, and then you can sooop him out with your hand. You needn't be afratd of his biting you.' The doctor said he wasn't alraid of that He roib dup his sleeve, and, as soon as he got a chance, ne took the eel by the middle acd fitted it out of the water. It wasn't a very large one, only about eighteen inches long, but pretty stout. The moment he lifted it he dropped it, grabbed his right shoulder with his left hand, and looked aloft. 'What is the matter?' said L 'Why, I thought something fell on me from the rigging,' said he. 'I was sure my arm was broken. I never had such a blow in my life.' 'lt was only the eel,' said I. 'Now yon know what kind of a shock he can give.'" A Case of Double Sight. In Vermont, ill., wees oetore last, oc curred tbe death of Mrs. Enochs, wife of Thomas B. Enochs. The circumstances connected with the death are strange in deed. On the 26th ultimo she gave birth to a child, but some months before the birth of tbe child she had a presentiment that she would not survive it and so firmly was this fixed upon her mind that she made arrangements for her funeral making ber choice of the minister to perform the burial service and asked that some of her early companions should sing. When the child was born she gave evidence of recov ery, and when the physician came he found her laughing and joyous and hooe fuL He left ber, expecting that she had passed the most critical period. In about three hours after the physician left her she cried out and her brother ran to her. She clasped him around the neck, told him that she was dying and in a few moments expired. On the same morning of the day of her death her mother, who resides in Lewis ton, 111., some distance from Vermont, arose early and said that she felt that some calamity was Impending. The family laughed at her and thought nothing of it, bnt betore the day was over she received a telegram announcing her daughter's death. What is stiU more strange, on the morning atterward several gentlemen rela tives of the deceased were talking togeth ei, all iguorant of the death. Their num ber was joined by another gentleman, who inquired after her health and that of her parents, and remarked upon the fact that be was present at the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Enochs, out while they were talking ihe telegram was received announcing her death. llof\vo od aud Mahogany. Rosewood has been the leading wood to veneer piano tortes for the past thirty or forty years. The best comes from Rio Janeiro, some of which is very rich, bui varies considerably in different places where it is cut. liahia rosewood is gener ally longer, heavier and harder to work, but some of it is handsomely cross figured. As people generally demand dark-colored rosewood, it has led to staining the light wood very often, which may be known when legs and arms, etc., of furniture and piano fortes look unnaturally dark. At one time manufactures used to cut rosevooo veneers in ribbons to veneer picture frames, but soon rosewood was imitated to such perfection by staining that the demand lor rosewood veneers for picture frames ceased altogether. It is impossible to imitate mahogany by staining so as to deceive, or to mend bad places in the wood, as is done in other kinds of wood. The wood is rich in color, close grained, heavy and durable, and un like, rosewood and many other woods,does uot fade, but gains color by time and grows darker. The best mahogany knowD grows in the Island c;f St. Domingo, and the finest of all on the south side of that Island. THAT oil paintings, hung over the muntelpieoe, are liable to wrinkle with the heat? •THAT flowers and shrubs should be ex cluded from a bed chamber? Th KnclnMr*! Story* You see, sir, there's very little romance about au engine. It's only to keep the tank full, steady, and have her well oiled, and she runs right along. A fellow has to beep a lookout, of course; but so he does, plowing. You can't drive a cow with your eyes shut. Didn't i have a romance on the footboard oncef Well, yes, sir—part on the boafd and part under the wheel. The boys at. the round bouse give you that, I reckon. I never say much about it, because It starts me in the briny business. Lke to hear it? Of course, if a man wants anything of me, I ain't the fellow to say no. There ain't anything in it except a man's feelings, and they count pretty light these trips. It's four years ago now. I was running the night express which brought me past my own door just after d%ylight. Bhe was always at the gate—never mused—and the signal she'd give me lasted till I passed again. Men like me don't go much cu words. A look, a wave, anything that shows talk behind it, is j ust as good as the talk, and that signal was as powerful as ir she'd wrote a book and read It to me. 1 could understand her, and she understood the whistle I gave just as well as if the putons were pouring out barrels full of letters for her. It was wrong for them fellows at the round house to let one in for this. It breaks me bad. I didn't miss her a single morning in over a year. Bhe got there every trip;and though I could only see her for a minute as I went past, it did for me. But one rainy morning I was looking hard at the gate, and she wasn't there. For a moment !my heart just stood stilL I just gave one great sob. Suppose you was looking for some one which didn't come, and you was so sitmtcd that you couldn't get off to find out what was the matter —see? Well, the next instant my heart gave one big blump! There she was right along side the track The cab step almost touched her, and I was sure she'd be suck ed uuder the train. There was no time to do anything. Couldn't stop, or even slow; and when I looked back and saw that the train had passed her and left her all right; I just fell forward faint like, and it was aome time before I got over it. Now I'll push along a little faster. I had been shifted over, and was congratu latmg myself that after one more run I would be able to be with her for a time. I knew she would look for me as anxiously as I for her, and as I pulled out I thought with pleasure that this was the last trip that separated us. All night long I had it on my m : nd, and as 1 neared my house, I was on the lookout for her. 1 can't describe the scene. 1 saw her making for the track as if to speak to ma. 1 waved my hand and blew the whistle, and still she came on toward me. The next instant she disappeared under the wheels, and I fell against my fireman. I'll get square with them round house boys for setting this thing up on me. 1 liaie to tell the thing, and they know it; but you've got it all now, sir. All? Yes, pretty much- We picked her up, and that was the end of it; but i tell you, sir, she was tne prettiest bnndle bull terrier Here, sir, going toward the roind house? Just speak to 'em about it, will you. Looks to me as if he'd been disappointed some how. Rose Culture. The rose is the queen of flowers. It is the true representative of Flora la all her beauty aud sweetness; and, moreover, it is like beauty itself imperishable because ever renewed. For the rose is ever bloom ing, and with good management may be in bloom every day in the year. We have a rose of that delicate and delicious vai lety, Sat ran o now in bloom, that has not been without a bud or an open flower since May, 1881, when it was first potted, as it came by the mail from the greenhouse. And just here it might be useful aud inter esting to know that the mail will bring a dower garden to every person's door every day in the year, if need be. For a dozen ever blooming roses grown in pots, and ready for immediate blooming, and often bearing buds may be procured through ihe mail from many rose growers for the small sum of a single dollar. And just uow is the season for procuring these lovely roses and potting them for Fail and Winter blooming. Let us follow up a rose so procured. A small package wrapped in damp moss and oil paper arrives by the mail. We find it to contain small but perfectly well rooted rose plants that have been grown In two or three inch pots. Bome of the old soil still adheres to the roots. We put the plants in water at once, and proceed to get the pots and soil ready for them. We take three inch pots, or old fruit or meat cans, which are excel lent, but which must have a hole made in the bottom for drainage. If we have no soil ready prepared, we go to the woods or the g&rucn, and bring in a box of the best i soil we can find, and sift it to get any worms out of it. A piece of broken crockery or a flit stone is put over the hole, and a few pieces of broken brick or coal cinders, a utile soil is then put on ihat. Then a plant is held in the pot with the left hand and the roots, first trimmed a little, if necessary, are nicely arrange d; then the soil is sifted in among the roots and pressed down with a finger as it is put in, little by little so that the roots are evenly spread in the soil. In this way the pots are tilled near to tbe brim. Ihe plant is then cut back about one third, the pot is dipped wholly in a pail of water to settle the soil and is put into a cool, dark cellar for ten days or so; when it is brought out gradually to the light of day, and by and by into the sunlight in a window or on a bench in the garden. Or the plants may be set out in a garden bed, and shaded for a few days until the roots s:ari. in two or three weeks new shoots are tormed and tiny flower buds will appear, anu by aud by as the plants grow rapidly ihey will burst into bloom, repeated week alter weefcuutil Winter arrives, when they will need rest in a cellar until spring ar rives again. Bit if flowers are desired in the Fail and vy mter the buds are nipped off in the Summer, and a vigoroug growth of wood will be made, which about No vember will produce buds, and these will >e appearing, and bloom ail throui-h the Winter, NEVEB wash raisins that are to be used In sweet dishes. It will mike the pud ding heavy, touchstone by wliich men try us is often their own vanity. NO 33.