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C. . PlfeHCC CO., Ill IiMIM, . , . .--. n j i i- at: Trr, I KII fr J S"i . W I .' tt t i i ... I 4 I ..... . W 11 4 ...... f I '.. - 41 (- - t r .-.:' . ii -ti I'. I' i fii.. -. V 4-: -.. A Gem. it . . u i H S ! f , A ft J 4 l tU4 ! !) Im .'.4 l'-l4 In W tfe fc, lUrt j' . 3 fame f H U-f.'.. ' wi.. Tb Wa. O tnitfit r tt ll l 4:n HjM U . I bntf 4 .-tl &. u W i .'.! lt- t-di "' ft'!''' O Tii- !. n.t ft You Lc r tf n Mvii.t that tl. Y l that ..) l; jn", !i-n ktmrl.d J"l, lie fiii J, lLat; xi'h th T l.ave J iu lutuli that watt 1.3 ih-:,t, i hat Lao voa uitiic; i ll y h h t a iiiBii hc the Jrij- I 1 1 Jour Ue, Mnl vuii tall that s 1 1 (H;t t ii,l thanSv, kv cf if, en jiiii oT lYiu vnur love, run! that tuti; Ititnl D 1 You InoAii law. You iav -iiibra'.l !aw if hi !t;Lu -t, ami rfinliati J law of luw. You have livl vul W, it!i1 rn!tivaUl the nppi-UU', and -.1 f ,r tl.O uorJ.I, fori tf.it t-f the (iiiiBof (hul tijou you. Too have I'kJ in tr ;u hf-rv, h1 hao Ikh h trai- i , pv( rv ofsf t f ymi to tl.o iliino rov- .!nnt. An-1 yt. oj asv, "Ifti'wl I hxk into 1!h book ho will scolittk' :!nr.'..l my aocouiit," .uo! that the f iUi.ihiti ai t.!i which you hopoto lUTil t'.r' tlilb lh llt IH'H tf (h fllh, 1 ri.ti r thf harbor of t rna! l.fc, u will fo'nlnh r l fr you tt out of htflnnf! A fjcutltiiiAU ulioNtf Llxililv id li i:i nil thu hurclif, rnoailftl: ftw lara aun t, I c :un ! to a jmr HMun woman a comforter, . watm, l ivt ll wont, uiut two loavi a of lr!hl ;ooil hutivl, hut a httie hUi'o. Tho ithi r w,ui v r coM, a!itlth(Ciiifii t- wo grati fully m'eicil. The jKKir titan was hungry, ami the hn unl wan k. r thau hlif tisiuiliy oltaiitoiL lkit huU niii to the Kiruton to day, I u'lit that, had I n tWted that it was m I w an xiiiitiDt,', in tba jfiaoiiof of hiti tliwiiji'ita. uvtud Aac? tuh'n 'If ruuif-ivU-r and frrrJl lH)i' tif .'." Tho rewwik ia worthy of rcm- biuiico by t.'i.riotiaiti, when about to 011 uu crraud of mercy, or jM rform a d of good-will t j mau. (laoaixo (ij. How Rtcadily the lira crwp m us, one by ouc, until u day t ar atarlk-d to find our- lvw grown old ! It is curimia to h c I t difTci cut cht imatca jmoji1o put ujxn aj,r8 at different pcrioilsof their own h i lit yoith m lit tet-tia, the ,n of iriiddl ago aj'icar jr,it ai;li U1, but whi-n he hiuou lf ari iv at ty mm, bo can acaree tli-ve he is longi-r vounpr, aud ia ' nut oiii died to no many who were but infanta tho l.er day now j'wtlin him a full grow u In in the rae of hfe. Said one r.- Inan to auotiii r nic in onr hcni inn, I t bat baa bvotne of all the ild rm u ? ,.en you and I were loy tberu were ny old gntlt-uien alxint, but they m to 1 alt fcont V "Ah," id his ! rid with n tmile, "unk tbex voun- in where the oid men are. They'll you and yon w!I find youraelf j ong tl. I'm. ktii Ta T i CUmp Stick vour Je m the back of his tun k, and aiiihlt ! g.'.!t t!i' f it thing. (Always ble-d j t dull & xm at von land hint; it" kef. ih :1 sh hard.) When toil are Idy far your fcnpjH r, utako a small 1 utoit ftt toe t.iro.t; tnd uisw tlt eii- j !. 11 1 n iiii l.tta up with a wedge! pot, ir i-.w-oi!. Wrap htm in etl thHlncNn of paper well w-t, ! ,u,!, nd I? him :ntbe j tito..-,. nn.n .lom well with ahej 1 i-n a bitu itt'ia 1 a en 1 y i;.u- U I" La" an Lour, when viu fu4V uu- b Llm, ai.J tat w;th wLattu r a- spsii.imetiti you may hue. 1 he feist .' g you will do next ni. ra.rtif will be t-ai r t Uieir fei.ittita!i u uYfm--iu T"v'7,'7.,'v'"v """XUxxwt vtjern. .Notwithstanding j L(.r vrvmbd xMt She talelim Gcsl Lfal rctnarks w tike fiom the ( Li dicannsl that Lt w as upon what, a f.-w r. :;.. ;ki ,.,ir ul ',.1, : , , , , n-Uun. ... .. ... , i. . 1 ! r ''Ui "truc.ioa under whch , epCcd, and he was riding the sx-as to a WI,tiH rtbWU will it or r , " , , , tLey Lad grow up. c wry unrUr.tiij tbat uhmhl om rav him im- Uk1 Mtrte tl.eir reiiwiitaiive lh one sneaked soently to Lia home . senhmei.t of the Master whose teach-i rn,,rt:1i J,r,m. -km, uir aiutuuMniaor tn iKrei)ni t vjt twtti; u um wa, ur oXuKiS!illlkrWUp,i uireHiukinaaa, driving by, and mi'tk. UU . err other dutr tr-llUrT St-dlemaslrr. Juhea and hi, t ul y iu tb lung rao.'' i a famr U tvlant 10 at.rdo r4a rtevrr La La an heir, and ctre for . o - - -- , 84, lb fnitt will rdnet ti e Lei Is if reads into t;n.'-ir with dot be i also. r . t m ; v 1 1 Mt'MlIKH i f LiuiH'.f at j n,.;l sit U.e f;.th.r'tiUt.tu.Ltof Lia rtildrm'.- j rvf. - nrr, aud th ai -jr.diuM of t!i ' ar nt rr!u:i.ct' all at a U till juat Ik frc rwitatioii. I t,.i :..-. . . 1 ll,., ; I c.tit.ir wutt -IM l.UfcVDOwLr I a !, o, .Ml that L rvnl,. un- i Jiut ifcii wv I't I i lf.htt they t thiir ltfs-iii jit afore. What au id c ! Tiaa Utw hcr, aa hv j I ca!i Lunw lf, IU 'un to harn it the i dav fefore! Who wodd t rtt forgit it wlnl lh.-v waa ..t.n o the malt J Wl.ar'a the m !olar thai wattta to l-e a atudyn ad day, a gitti;ileaoiiaforalatL era of day a tocoinc f You ken aeo what a puity hand thicyoitng gent is carryiu. ' di-H he's mighty fiuxy iii Lis doina. He boy a t-v'ry k aa big us he ia, that Ihcv liiiiHt'iiit look out of the win dr, nur pit 011 ti e flour, tiur a t with thi ir eapa on in athool time, fur it ia'nt aecoiditt to the rules of grandure, Air we ceijiliti our children here to larn maniK ra ? Can't uiy lxy or your'n look out of tho winder if a teuui ispassin or, aoi;i thin else itttcrcstin ? Ia my boy or yonr'u going to b t and choke to death with a mouthful of b'baker juice, jiot cftune bo d arm-n't xpit f r fear of gittin a li; k.n ? lot my loy or your'n know wbeu they want thi ir caps on, and win 11 they want cm' off? He keeps telling um that wbihperir, is out of order in the school houKo. Does ho know moro'n they do what's out of order for em?- And is thia Louse any more agin whis periu than any other hom-e in this town? When we tell our 1-oy to come Lome an do Mithin, bus Lo got to tell the teacher whar he's goin, or lnc git a thrashin or a blowin for nuiiiiu away ? Who'sboss ovc r his 1k.v, his dad or sumo Hlutk up tehool teacher ? (leiuuien, you see how tlii matter fctiuids. We uint a goiu to have it no longer. lut ia far teuchiu the young bap better m.mnerH. "J jo ) fur iit it the Itt-mluck rail." The pettker fiat down amid the deafening hhouU of his Hiidicnee. The escittiment iiji ccan4'il; and nothing could be beard but oaths and alaitdunoua cjoculutioiis upon him who sat rpuic t and uumoved. During the loud applause, two boys dipped out, and weut around into the woodshed. Soon they relumed, and w ith a long, stout hemlock rail upon their shoulders, stood before the door. A fiendish yell arose at the sight of the rail, and two men sprung at J alien. Cramped in the the corner, be must Lave been badly bruised while defending himself, had not the btrong right arm of his friend in front, levelled his assassins with the floor, before they were near upon him. All was confusion in a moment. The giant man was attacked by sereral of the most blood thirsty of the pack.- Just at this time what w-ns J alien's hor ror and surprise to nee his grey-hound in tho further corner of tho room, manclii'g the luxly of poor Welsh, lie would have gone to tho rescue of th man who had used him so vilely, but the way w as blocked w ith frenzied men, and it w as smpos: ;;b!e. Dog nnd man mut 1 their own protector. Heir Sweedlewasher was directly in front of Julien warding oft tho crowd, and at the sauift timo preventing him from participation in lys ow n deft use. His nn'er had been growing and growing at every w ord uttered ag.rbist his young friend, and when violence was attempt ed upon his peron, h.s wrath was fear ful. It acenied as if be had the power to an id; date annv in a twiuklinir. Not (,ui tbat cam nion bim, waa able after- ward to raise himself upright. His actions were those of a wild Itctist, let h.H t-e on those who had raised Lis pas sion. Not one word escaped his month, .Mid aa vr.r cue U'.l from his light- i ii-htrikebismiuiwasawful tolookjlt wa8 the one ttJo.iU(J- 4th ..Thfc upon. Jen men lay bruised and h(- ! at his feet; still he utood erevt and fuienL Palsied with fear; every clamor was now bribed to a painful silence. 't'j ; j cdioa g j j fHi ai j,jK tL b tll0dath like Woltl-t, the -u aut lite a- ilincss roni'l.t a t Li'! to r vi rv hf art. ' u l,ot: 'Lir hrgvr upon bun ?" and Le pointed to Jc!: n. 1 he battle w as over. No jona pn.ff red to ivnew the tttraggle, and f.nt for the groans of the nnforta-! 'end, whom he Lad now gmtej, Ut- ed these unable to walk. ii.u bia hae- 1 .1 . . . . hum li.ev were Cmkl Utbtir: . A .1 Jit i( r ; ren-U, Lomes. JaUea'a dog WM VfJ v,rr..V Wt, f i Lave not e tj follow. Herr S:Lu w ill with joy, one more at Lia 10 rf .'TfW I Uti &n4 ViH w;fe WCLt on Vtou m , - mafcUr. luttULct Lad brougj.t the n-j i. MAXCHKSTKIl. VT.. TUESDAY MOItXIX Wn az-itaal all th from hilt Lome to I 1 1. ,l,,t. t? worV Why L hiul.l hai airiv- tdrf m fmr, and U.t-n thr.-et.! lia'tuu. That fcft ni'U that Juliwi 110- attack n).u JuU,-n'a ta-rf Ul'rr eurmy , can in no y U ticcuuU-l f..r, uuUw ly an juatiucl pcn him bv hi Croator. ; Julin uttd.roo,l how tt waa, for h.Tbe rrcnchmwi, KupiKHiug wnu w Lal abowu tLi a) w Unit:! fill loW cr , ill l - Ixl him lto cl..., d.Ulu- j K ' nature. j i The m -ting wtu over and the acho'.il Louac di-a itsd, wht u Julit it and Lin fricit J at uim tho hard, iiarrow twn- ch. - a rebcarauvg their lut ad.rr.tur.- j lh - rr Stedk-aLer noke rtrv trivi- ally of hia aervicea, sp aking ouly of the wonderful sjiint that could bear such base injustice, and th.it with (S) perfect tOjUinamity. He almost woitljiicsl Jul ien. Tim unexpected friend, waa an old schoolmate, who in company with secrid of hia fellows, was passing through tho place; and learning by ac cident that Julien was in town he atopp ed to pay bim a visit Ho kuow noth ing of "tho meeting" till bo stood upon the threshold of the school house. Snob was his indignation at the puerile accusations ma le against 0110 bo knew to 1h far above bis fellows, that bail bis help lm needed, ho would gladly have acted in Lis defence. Ilia advice to Julien, w as toipiit such adeu of infamy, and labor w here bo would bo apprecia ted. Ho was a strong friend, but bis word foil harmlessly on Jnlien'a ears.' He could not leave n work unfinished that liad exist no much. All would be lost; and his design after all would fail of its accomplishment. They talked long, with Herr Hweedlewasber as list ener, when the tallow lights went down in their sockets, and they were left in darkness, Juiien's friends left bim in the mon ing. More than half his schol ars -wore present at the hour, and he was again engaged in his daily task. No mention was mode by the toucher of the proeedings of tho night before, and nil passed over as if nothing unusu al bad happened.' Little Jennie Ford was beard to say, that her father told Mr. Tun-ill, that i.hey didn't make much by trying to break up the school;" but aave this nothing concerning the affair waa mentioned. At night Julien went down to call up on bis friend to whom ho was so much indebted. Ho found him smoking aud enjoying a season of revery. His wife was gone, and bo was taking double comfort from bis pipe. His "willkom nten" came from a happy heart. Their conversation naturally turned upon the excitement of the evening before; and a few facts that Herr Sweedlewasher had been keeping to himself, and now re vealed to Julien, may bo worth record ing. 1st, tho meeting was appointed on an evening, when it was well know n that the civilized part of the district would bo away. Its object was, to have Jui ien's enemies all present, hut none that might befriend him; and then by a vote of two thirds to expel him. The num ber assembled w as as desired, and bad a vote been taken tho scheme would have had a temporary success. Thanks to the German's brawny arm, vvtixg w as the last thing thought of, when the time appointed came. 2d, The dtcu ments purporting to bo the sentiment of tho district were draw n up by Jones and Welsh, upon consultation, of those only, w ho were favorable to their design. Two thirds of the voters were "sound" and this was all that was wanted to car ry their point. 3d, Power lay in the committee to expel a teacher, but by so doing the district was niado liable to tho law. Conscious of the fallacy of ute crimes an. gen, uieir only w ay was , r Eeoie- Herr Swcedlc washer's broad to keep free- from the dutches of justice, j hand hbook tho young victor's for the The plot could bo executed almost anIaHt time, with strong feelings of emo- easily Ly a iwo-unra a u.ie, ana as iuw process prt ciuueu a course 01 uugation, meeting" w as a connived affair from be-1 gmmr-g to tmt, Jones aud Welsh lak- ing the lead, After the feelings of all were wrought up to the highest pitch, two boys were to bring the hemlock rail i,;.,i, , ..; ......A.t.U.r U...v ...t i j 1 ""j " then Julien was to bo g;urL.ed and rodeUh- ,w l, n-....t t.. k? i..1..ti , to n . er tuu'r ui ii.e uarsitts. Such in brief, was the d .sign of "the; , !rt.tLrcn." aa4 notbi en, aaa uuiuig was ia ine leahi txi-eeti-d but a compk-t fulfilment of ; g met .reieitovu to aaoii,taaM bav Uomlooked How unfortunate it j that they tLd not Lappea on ..me of tb clear .Uteaenta in reUUon dtJrs. Lr devoUoa oa!aow chan-ei, and amid evert indoce- . tt moruius of the eventful daT... 1. ;..., i , . n.. , j . r - vm miywn vc ikiii How Harr bwetditwahLtr came to a 11 J tfe.rotilt uii.l.-rHtandtKi,' l4 the aiTiiiri I.. fnrLfii.d. 4i Mrr striirular ; iti.l J itMthoprm of Jn!i'ii'a gxi for- ticctl the mark a of notation -n uu tat., l,o a r turniiiK' from a Frt-ncbiaaii that liml aome mt front hia RijrLbur. company wilb the rn-t. ra, convcrncd v.tb lum accorutcpn. - " cl havinK leo in coitf-ace w,tb . i tf U Junca and W tdah but a ahort tuuo pre vioiis; and l foro b diaoorcrwl Lis miKt.ikc L; hml tho very worat f''J 10 " "",",J 'K - him the lwst thi"? Le could do was to influence hia co-workers to abandon their project; for perhaps they would meet with more resistance than they anticipated. A few insinuations of cowardice, and the Frenchman was ly ing insensible on tho chips iu front of his door. Living so far away, none of tho friends knew of his misfortune. Had they known the circumstance just men tioned, probably "the meeting" would not have attempted what it did. Some things are left to be learned by experi ence; and once learned, are never for gotten. Juiien's enemies bad played mighty cunning, but iu the end, they fell into the trap of their own Betting. It was very dark when Julien returned to his boarding plnco, after the pleas ant evening with Herr Sweedlewnsher. As he groped along, ho thought bow dangerous tho Rmilo might have been that camo unspoken at tho pronuncia tion of Triphena's name, on the first day of school. Had that smilo been goon, and carried Homo, Herr Sweedle washer might have been in tho ranks against him. Running over tbo events of a few -weeks, he could not help but fotl that bis crdamities had been at least fortunate ruisf irtunes. His last thought, before ho slept that night, was, how consoling it must be to tho insurgents, to ponder over the great good they had done themselves, and the serious injury they had done "tho teacher." A month passed. Juiien's school was much as bo wished it, and he w as working pros perously. Tho absentees wero as well off at home as anywhere for themsel ves, and much better for their teacher. There were certain losses that Julien counted gain. Reports of tho meeting were now spread far and near, creating everywhere great excitement. Sympa thy for the master was tho universal feeling, and mouths and newspapers were loud in their applaud of his quiet firinne.'is and noble bearing. Hisrneth od of teachiiig.that Widsh and Jones had so riddled while exposing its fallacies, seemed to impress communities gener ally, as a very deserving improvement. Julien made frequent calls among his patrons and daily gre iu favor with those who knew him. The Indian-like characters still kept up a skulk tiring, from behind the various stumps and bush heaps of their own invention, but to no purpose, -the born of their strength was effectually driven in.: J no close 01 Juncns term was ap proaching. He received letters from many directions requesting him to take charge of schools, all of which he re fused. He was through teaching. He hud laid the foundation ftr a great work, and other must build on till its completion. These were flattering days for young Arnold. The title that aunt Hilena, the French prophetess bad given him was familiar to almost every one and be heard it continually from lips of praise. She it was that first styled him "Le Heros de tiua. TLty il0p,,i to Inett llgain in Germany, whither both were soon to go. Juiien's letters had been full of ciaphic pictures of bis uiiioue sur- roan:n-s. and Herr Carl could Lardlv 1 ' . .... . ' Wftit to BCe him. Wh m be came inrain. j tLcre vu nnuHUaj happiness in "the L...i,. i, tr, , i. ""-jresumea ms studies, amt a vear from v JV AfcUlUII V'J lUICiV lltliJie. v,.. i..f, :t r..rl,o., t fe bad lecided to perfect Lis educa- :n r,,.rn,,,,v n r- ..... tLitLor wlitn vie'ffia(lo M- 0mst.ail t He cnU red a Vnivt-r ity well k jto CWhl a course of tJy,itb the LigLest ; boBor Hiai lanafur tLe future were . . u' At'' cat a vn 4a '4 Tim f?.r Atm ..t our hero's life we dejtarture, and they again made their (l, JULY 23. 1607. Lom bother. The old bomentea.1 .vll ..,.1 ..... .. . 4l, WV'H, HUM I.IV, WHtV 141 4tltT boune w aa destroyed by fire, bow, no j one knew. Herr Sweedlewasher ofb n met bim that Le once knew as "da Master," on Lis ow n native soil, going to and fro be tween Lis Lome and the University, of which Le waa the head. Julien'a was a bappy life. His influ ence? ami Kw er increased rapidly, and at the time of Lis death, hia waa the first position in point of talent, in (ler niany. Distinguished aahebecama, ho always sjtoko of bis find oi4 as among the most successfuL Julien lived to be a white-headed man, and the father of a large family. It ia but a short time since he came to the end of bis long and prosperous life. Let bim who would learn success, study tho life of this great man. New England will never forget bim though he k ft her when a boy; and first aud freshest in the memory of the mother land of science and of art in the name of Julifn Arnold. "Lead us not into Temptation It was a bright autumn clothed in silvery mists and soft, sleepy shunshine. I waa sitting by the win dow of my friond's home, a pleasant vine-shaded Lome, though the dust and beat and noise of tho city were all about us. Littlo pattering feet camo down the ball, and a littlo white figure glided in to the room and kneeling by my aide, said, "Please, Auntie, hear mo Bay uiy prayer this morning." It was the Lord's prayer, that prayer of all others sweetest from childish lips. "Lead us not into temptation." hero the lisping voice stopjwd, and the blue eyes opened wide upon my faco as she said softly. "I say that tiet'cc, be cause Charlie Deitne tempts me so to run away down street and oh ! A. initio mamma snvs " "Yes, dear; finish your prayer first, then we will talk about it. The sweet voice went on again to tho end, then jumping into my lap, she said earnestly, "Mamma says if Aniuo flrey had prayud that prayer every day when she was a littlo girl oh I Auntio there she ia now! Look Auntie!" Parting the thick vines that shaded the window wo looked down tho street be low. I despair of : pointing with this pen of mine tbo picture for yon. But it was a sad sight aud one tbat, simple country woman as I am, drew the tears from my eyes. A woman, young, and evidently beau tiful once, staggering along in charge of a policeman ! A drunken woman 1 Oh, tho blue Heavens never looked up on a sadder sight 1 Her bead was bare and the dark, disheveled curls were lost ; her faco was sallow and emaciated, and her dress, once au expensive silk, beflounced and bedecked with ribbons and lacea, was bedraggled with mud. It was evident that vice had done its work, that self-respect was gone, and all happiness and beauty had faded away from her young life forever. It w as the old, old story. Her child hood was wretched and lonely enough, for her father was a drunkard, and four years ago, when she w as only sixteen, she left her home in tho country for service iu the city. But such work did not suit her taste, and her haughty undisciplined temper could not brook control, and one day, after giving her mistress some impu dent words, she was told to leave the bouse. Poor child 1 An exile from all kind ness and all pity, she wandered through the streets of the city vainly seeking employment, and at tight exhausted and discouraged, sat down upon a door step and wept as if her heart would break. A jewelled hand was laid upon Ler shoulder, a soft voico whispered words of pity oh ! the magic of a kind word ! How soothingly it fell upon her be wildered bert I It waa a woman who spoke to Ler, gaily dressed and beautiful beautiful and eutic.ng as the Serjcnt in Eden I Ay, better had it been for Annie Grey if she bad died there in the cold win ters' night, than listened to the voice of the tempter ! ' Poor Annie 1 Waa she not more sinn ed against than sinning? And oh, will not some good Christian to w hom she so vainly apim!ed for work and help that day will they not sometime hear "Inasmuch a ye did it W to one of these?" Poor Annie Grey 1 the world ia the same at when, only four years ago, a laughing dancing girl, she gath ered clover-blossom a and scarlet berries, for Ler Lair; but they shine and bloom ia vain for Ler now I Ever between her and bapiuesa cornea the shadow of her sin, life's ruins lay all along the rag ged ptath her weary foet Lave trodden. .4H T K HMHl l.ri ir AnnumOn .Atl rn. Our fellow traveller aluiig life's dtiy Lighway Las fallen just where, perhap, our feet Lavo falteiingly pasMl; or wearv and toilsome, baa turnol aside into what wmnl mme ctol, rtfrehhing shelter and Las been luml to ruin ! While we, pK rhaps warned by his error have resisted the tiockoning arms of tempting rest and Is en aavcdl Shall we, then, trail feeble wayfait m that we are, gather our rolx-a around un, and with scornful looks and re proachful worda pass by tho wanderer from right, and ntiuglo with our abhor rence of tho sin, no pity for the sinning ? Is not their retribution terrible enough the accusing of conscience, the lo of s lf-resj'ct and of the confidence of others, the great impassable gulf which Los eomo between them and happiness? I have little faith in those self -righteous people who always breatho their fierce denunciations, against tho wick ed; and as for me, I bojte I shall ever have much iu my heart the prayer He taught us "Lrad un not into trmjatUm." JERKS AS A BASE BALLIST. Health and amusement ! Being in search of these commodities we joined n base ball club. ,Wo had watched the game day after day; had taken particular notice of all the points ; bad studied the rules and explanations until we could repeat them verbatim ; bad applauded all the lino playing, at tho same time perfectly sat isfied that it was so easy to do this and that, in fact, was satisfied wo could make our mark as a ballisb Went out to practice. Had a position assigned to us on tho right flank as skirmisher. But here we didn't show off to much advantage, and we were ordered to close in. We closed in, and were afterwards called short stop. Wo felt much better here as there w as some chance of having something to do. (We wouldn't like loafing even if we are playing b. b.) Prepared for a catch, and got it tho ball waa coming right at us struck au attitude, and took tho ball handsomely on the point of our middle finger, from which it flew like lightning to a position directly uuder thole it eye, where it halted a moment and then went to pur gatory us on top. Here is where some of our amuse ment part of tho game comes in. But the amusement was for the spec tators, not us. The captain said something about "muffins" or "muggins," we didn't dis tinctly understand which, if wo bad there would have been a pugilistic en counter. Our base of operations were again changed, the captain sending us to first base. Our position here was indicated by a small pillow filled with sawdust, made on purpose for tho convenience of play ers alio aro tired. We were tired. And took a sitting posture. Thn captain' ordered us up. We said "pass." We have since learned to say "pass" was asking him to pass the ball to you, and we had no more than spoken tho mysterious word before tho ball was making directly for us. We don't like to have things thrown at us, and not wishing to get hit, we played strategy and vacated that base, letting the ball go where it had a mind to. Then our position was changed again, and we were sent to catch. We did better here. Catcliing everything but the ball. Caught tho devil from the captain, and all sorts of mean and low remarks from the outsiders. Spectators should never be permitted on a base ball field. They most always get np more base bawl than the players. Which ain't right. After a while our side got in, and we bad a strike. (N. B. We had been receiving strikes ever since we com menced.) Now we bad a chance to punish the ball. Took the cue ia our band, and when the ball came up we made for it and hit Jit. j It flew off and caromed on the red 'Lead of the umpire, who said "Fow owUl j This made us mad, as we were no ; fowl, and told Lira be was no gentleman to be calling us any such names. But be didn't pay any attention to it, and the ball came by again. This time . we bit it and run. As we reached the first pillow and were about sitting down to rest, the boas y?!led oat: "Bun your baae." Thin W14 an hi.H were 1-our.d to res .ut, arid putting oar Laud ut oir pocket wc.tivk t;p a jiwution aruorg Um; apxtatora, d letmiiud t b play t all w ah any ot.e who called us foul and I a.x We wet-w afterward in duo! U play UU.J rr a, tine, Low ever. This tin gustcd most tttry one includ ing ua. All aorta of good ihingw were said aliout ua, such at : "Partial cum," Don't know itotLm about rule," "Darned old fool," and ancb like com pliment, pleasant to sensitive wplo. The amuM-mt nt part of the game ia all with the spectator. Wo dou't know where the health ia, unites it ia in a black eye, broken finger, sprained ankles, and stiflf joints gener ally. We Lave resigned, and retired in aa good crder as possible. Not any more base ball for Grvri iMix Ju.e. How to tux i(iiH)i) Ttu Ha. A gen tleman from KwatnpMlle waa telling bow manv different occupations be laid at tempted. Amoi g others Lo had tried school-teaching. "How Iiong did you teach?" a-skoda bystander. "Wal, I didn't teach long; that ia, I ottlv went lo teach." "Did Jou Lire out?" "Wal, I didu't Lire out, I only went to hire out." "Why did you give it up?" "Wal, I guv it up for some roosou or nuthcr. You see, I traveled into a dis trict nnd inquired for the trustess. Som btsly said Mr. Snicklo was the man I w anted to see. So I found Mr. Suick les named my object, introducing inj' solf, and asked him what bo thought about lct-tii)' mo try my luck with tho big boys and unruly gals iu the district. He wanted to know if I really consid ered myself capable; and I told him I wouldn't mind bis asking ma a few easy questions iu 'rithmeMo and jography, or showing my land-writing, lie said no, never mind, ho could tell a good teach er by his gait." "Let mo so you walk off a lit tle ways," he says, "and I can tell jis's wels I'd heard you examind," says be, He sot iu the door as bo spoke, and I thought he looked a littlo skittish; but I was consideral.de frustrated, and walk ed on as smart us 1 knowed bow. Ho . said he'd tell mo w lieu to stop, so I kep' on till I thought IM gone far enough then 'spected s'tbing was to pay, aud lood round. Wal, tho door waa shot, aud Snickles waa gone I "Did you go back ?" "Wal, no-1 didn't go back." "Did you apply for another school ?" "Wal, no I didn't apply for another school," said tho gentleman from Swarnpvillo. "I rather judged my ap pearance was agin me." N. Y. 3'cacher. Judge S. was formerly well, it waa some years ago given to imbibing more than was essential to the equilib rium of his mental ond physical powers. But be was one of the politest men' in tho world, and never more so than when a little too deep in liquor. With his neighbor, Mr. Bates, a political oppo nent, he had many a sharp conflict; but one day, when quite mellow, it sudden ly struck him that he ought to "make up friends" with Bates ; and, stepping up to him in the strict, bo said: "I say, Mr. Bates, you and I have said a great many hard things about one another, and I am getting old, and feel aa if I ought to make an apology for all that 1 have said, and have it settled." "Oh, never mind," said Mr. Bates, "let it pass, and if you'll keep quiet here after I'll be satisfied. "No, no," said the Judge; "I owe yon an apology, for 1 Lave called you a rogue, a thief, and a bar." "Well, never mind." , "Yes, but I do mind. I say I have, called you a thief, aud a bar, and a scoundrel and I'll be banged if I don't think just so stillt" Shkkmas's lriuoTrr Plans, The following anecdote of th war we do not remember to have seen befora : "Sherman, on bis march toward At lanta, constantly astonished the rein la with tbo fitcility w ith which be restored tho railroad bridges they destroyed at his approach. They would annihilate a bridge just befere Le arrived, and the next morning there it was again, just as it was before they touched it At last a light dawned upon them. TLe origi nal plans for the bridges Lad all been furnished from Cleveland, Ohio, and Ix fore Sherman started Ls took those plans, bad each bridge duplicated in all its timber and iron work, took tbo pieces in a 'shook' state on bis trains, and so, when be found a bridge gone, be Lad nothing to do but to gel its mate out of the freight cars, bolt it together and jut it np. This thing worried the rebels a good deal when they found it out One day they proposed to destroy the Dalton tunnel to binder Sherman's march, but an exasperated rebel said; What ia the nation's the nse? That d tl Sherman Las probably brought another one along with Lim from. Cleve land 1 "