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utif. but by r;i..(i tury nninBil Uuri,ml
mtd ni louitli ln. null nxi like (b liutn
4 UMK)w-(kU. fcl. Cr )
"l'in rny worJ, thi i about tie
vlt i'ruc?Jing I tvnr knew !"
Culuucl Twiliur at ia hm bacLilor
ucluia, vrhuro tin? of nu April
nnhum shone in Hiun ( glittering
11 m ng tbe NnjK)litau vlofcU In
o winlgwf and dryve the litSwt cnar)f
wf w!J with .ilver-oi'cotl dtliUt- a
uc turn rrt)J.l vritS a luiHCfllaueous
nfniion tf tncrcliAtttus in difffrciit
ign of color, lrrKH!ii(j-gowii8, car
its, bWH.ticra, uui urous ttilvet
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Hli! ovr lwtU-r wbotw pink jijnrr
delicate twist of foroiffu pcrfutut)
vknw! atrouMemuuKi Jiulj comwjxm-
, Knri:y,Vea Fib !mty
at' iMin lk'rtli wanU a duiitgruable
ami wiitm execuUnl what hj'Hritw
"UK'U art, l te huixj 'uu eiiipuw
fu)whi re, in some tiico ltw il-
it Mtrt'ly ciu bo no troublo to cu-
j one for us." trouuk-, (juoUd!
t juit a vvoni.ui laniloiu Klin!
tj'Mil:e to raH fintu pillnr to jnwt
inittn!'. Vl!( i' tho indt iiiiii-
if t'iii h-whl, I'd like to kuuw ?
Ik. 1 1 1 u-i tD lo a luiii iied man in
d ritt, if l'ui to ho addlt'd with
th ivjMiiiiili'y of the thinjj. I
it t- ttajwKd upon I'll wrilo. to
h i hi iVCi ind ui'.l llfT "
kiHi Ti ti) l.ir gave In jet klat'k
sIjrIip ava;;o jrk, and jnllel Li
tirg-d.'hk rwtrtluU'lt forward. TIitn
tfU t i: oi-1 ih vuntl to duwu ulLwarl
luind liu UisiUUd, I'itiiijJ t'uo uaij-
of jh. (i m;dtatively.
I'our httlo liortlia nhi.' alwAjrt w&a
jt eoiMin, nd I supjvvfRi it ia j th-
neoBK'nifHt fur lur to com all the
lu-ro to lxk for a Louwaiid lier
bu.Uil wUl be iu Iudm till Uio midd!e
iIaj, and t!l, the njHthot of the
1 matter i that Tm d'KiaM to vie
ni If, and the KtKm-r iu otr
butter, llt-iguo! here's the ttewt-
r I 111 jut look ocr the 'To Li W
, and thcit I'll go to tbeetaUai'u-
l.o nn & lMliug from Ix hiud
of 6 in c.uud hke a hy Unn-
vbo alUirnuIely Aimla and hidttn her
thj ajr W!U fall of faint Eprtug
rs, v-n 1n this brick anJ-uortar
u rix fcii, abfU Culouid SiJuwjr Tiin-
kaik-d lratlj f -th, arrucd and
ij jud with tarioua rcfvrenct'ai, di
ion and ald resht-a, torn e In the
iF&touA LaoincMi of houe-huuUn.
to a not a bandioqaio uan yl
rouU hate tarttd involuntarily to
afir him bo aauntrd by at-
tod by tho tbn-p MuuiLttrwd fire of
lark tywa, and the firm outline of
hi, No-Colond Tenaolar was
handiom, but h u bat the la-'
tra "Mitwrting," Mrcoer, be
i- l a niij ty kt e h re the k-ft
Abould be Ua an efc-flauxig
orial of the red battle -oloada
t tu eoUiical etioogh furineto
ui-huntifi," Bad Tt-mpW, xm
rtxl oo ward thrcMH'li lite duty
U. Tur tue, tb ttoloary, botee.
rtidsinj of oa-a ud-thirty year old.
yari ao tbiugi ap ard difffr-
to me fonr yiam a,gj I tuLlt
drtaju1! of a boss of tvj on,
Mart:n Car) Y bright v to Hght
bfrtb-titw 1 Ah, & 1 Uiie U a
1 ehuftjr! A ear-liu word a
laiin ji; !t rU.'.d.r.j an J brtl am
, jlel old frolic r, aLT Marion i
bly taaktkg tL aaijitbiue of .iue
uukJt Jb.! 1 on- I aia c (.
VI-!. 1
tip? tuatsdlia nd romastte b, Sidney
T'UJilrt Thl will acTer do, old f b-
Tbe CY1ob4 gave bit bary black
hwl a Wki.rd ta, a if impatiitit
at b; own fiilly, ax.d nioromJy dinrt
o.l bU a:u uU'. o. to tbn bt of eligible
riai lout in bi Kx Lit4HoL
"Xo. 41 trti brt'e U -ry
pla. AVar.U rainthig lil!y on the
triuiiV, but nmy j'- iit a more jr(m
jftir.g ni Hariu.ce ' itbin. At all eu-bU
we'll try.
Jiraii((the U II, and a britf lir
tninUing of wmaU in the ball, a faded
li ly, in dvf l ki'k and hair in criu.jing
ajjH.arti "It, tbj boume to kt, ruadam?" in
4uirctl our Colonel deferentially.
"Well, y, it'e U kt, but you can't
te it now."
"Cau't M.-e it now V
"No," Ai.arled tho laly, vindictivtdy.
"Hour ar ltwe-u two and four."
"I'm quite sure the female iu the
caiiuj.ini.' jntia in an old maid." deci
ded the Coluntd, mentally, "and I think
be tuuHt have breakfasted off broken
glftM and cambric needW I wonder
if I bo jMrople at No. 171 - trwjt will
beany more affalJe.' . ,-.;..
A. pretty bine yed woman in a torn
wrapjHr, and alipiNTs down at the heel,
answered tba door In. It , . ,
"Can I nee thin bouse f" meekly ques
tioned Colonel Ternplar. ;
"Could you call aguin in about an
bonr ?" nnked the blue-eyed one. "My
hnhbmd is out, and we've been o
troubled with thieves and reicctable
.looking agent wbt carried keys with
'em, that " . '
, "Oh, I beff your pardon. Under the
circuiiMtuneea I will not intrude," Kaid
Colonel Teiupliur, with a comic eleva
tion of bis cytbrowe. "Perhnps, bow
ever, you will be good enough to ob
serve that I leave the door-niut behind
me, quite Bafu." ,
The blue eyed lady looked after Col
onel Templar aa be btrode away, with
a puzzled face.
"Ifaaswell I didn't let him come
iu," was her uiterhaJ comment 1 "lie
look o if be luitf bt be a little crazed."
While Colonel Templar stroked bis
mnntfiehe and pondered diil.iously with
in himself: , r
"I wyuder if I do look like a rogue."
"Herbert I Bertie 1 don't you hear the
door bell? Bertie, I say !"
Tbo yenUeiuau apoatrobued ftS
"Uertie" wua sitting at an old fnahion
ed mahogany deak, (vbnorlx-d in a pile
of blotlod mauuwoript, with dishevelled
hair,' and middle linger deeply stained
with ink-Tevidently a young . author
eiy much in Jove with his profession!
Directly betote him stood the upeakor,
a yonng lady of twenty years or there
abouts. ' She aa exceedingly pretty, with the
innocent, dimpled beauty of a 'white
kitten or i pet rabbit; blue eyed, with
a complexion where faint roeca seemed
to glow through the transparent $kin,
and a mcoth like a dash of searlet vel
et. While her lovely golden hair woa
fcifctened straight buck, in a great lua
troua twist En dUholnlle, evidently,
but quite pretty enough to excuso all
defect of llour-prinkIed bauds, and
hair half loose. - '
"IWr Ull?" rejieated ' the : young
man, sUrting vacjuijlly.
"Yea; aomu one to see the bouse, I
oppose, and I tueh a figure. Do,
pleaaf, go lo tho door, Bertie; therc'a a
jew L Mary has gone to the grocer's,
and e what a stale I'm In."
She held up both dimpled handa, and
nodded archly in the glass at a luge
floury p itch on the peach-bloonj cheek.
"There it goes again J Do make
ba, Berta;, and ou yonr life, don't
bow any one into the kitehen, Tell
'em its a gem uf a little kitchen, but
don't let 'em iu for the cake'is half
tuaulu and the bread half baked, and I'm
half detracted; and the rolliug-pin, and
Apice-boxt. and egg-beatera are all ly
ing around Iom. and there."
And the young lady exedited mat
ters wilhapubb that kit five white
di.U from ber five finger end on tbo
back of Mr. liertrt's cashmere dressing-gown.
" "Tbo dear, abUit-imiided goose 1"
die i-.iiJiTtl as site Haltered down
Una into, the kitehen; "if tbere'a any
cttulo he'll be euro to make it The
more alMMbl-miuded be grows I do be
lie. "Why, yea, this bouine is ta let," said
ilr. Ikru, in answer to the courteous
iiiqairy of lb tail stranger. "Audi
aiipjK yoa wau.t to look at it V .
Culuiit-l Tiilj !ar m;u1(.L
"I fehx-u!4 I.Lc Ui inKptcl lb room;
tLt i ii it's qaitt euutenient,,
")b, qort walk in. TLia is the
La'b od I Ubeve tbome are the naira,
and ih ! Here are the parlors,"
7 "v'
M Ji .4 ! It J I J i
. 1 w jri VI Oi
Siditey TiBJplar gbtneed awltly
around tba luftv rooma, thinking they
would suit bis ambitious little cousin
ery well, sodinly a portrait haLgisg
orr the ?amd inaiblo mautt ljiec
caught hi eye.
"Marion Caryl T
He diil not articulate the syllables,
but they souudud through hi brain aa
if a thousand aiher-tongned blhs bad
pealod tbem forth ! Yea, it was Marion
Carjl, w:tb tho bright golden ringlets
floating away from her fair, bluo-veined
temples, and the rose-mouth ready to
break into smiles that wore answered
by the dewy spai le of her eyes. '
"Marion Caryl I" be rej-ated vague
ly to himself. "And this ia Marion s
bouse, and Marion's huhband is load
ing me through the rooms. How
dreamlike it enems 1"
"I'm afraid yon are tired," baid hon
est Bertie, looking compassionately at
Sidney's ahon pale face and wonder
ing that bo bad not before noticed how
colorless it was.
' "A little tired," stammered Colonel
Templar, feeling the hot blood rush to
bis brow once more. "But no matter
don't let me detain you. I believe
yon aaiil the rent was" -,
"Kent f I haven't the least idea. I
believe its either one hundred or eighty,
or perhaps kitty. I know we paid fifty,
but the landlord is going to raise it, and
Marion and I are thinking of a furnished
cottage in the country somewhere."
"Marion's husband is not a man of
business," thought Sidney. ;'
"Marion's husband 1" How the
words cut to his heart. v! - '
"Well I'll ask Marion--she knows,"
said Herbert ' "Now, then, I'll take
you down into the lower department
Oh, Bertie, Bertie, had you 'already
become obvious of the words of caution
hoaped on your luckless ears? ! 1 '
Pretty Marion, screwing the top on
to otie of her spice boxes, heard the ad
vancing of footsteps With a sudden
thrill of apprehension. ' ' """"
"It can't be possible that that goose
Bertie has forgotten what I told him,"
she thought "Ho has though, as sure
as the sun is shining, and I'm caught."
Marion dropped her box of fragrant
allpieo, and looked with wide open
eyes of dismay nt hef bib-apron.'
"They are coming," she stammered,
turning alternately red and white.'
"There's ho help for it I shall have
to hide in the preserve-closet."
And our little heroine, ignominiously
taking refuge in flight, ran ' lightly
across the kitehen floor and hid her
self among preserved Btraw berries,
East India ginger, and glimmering jars
of cherries. ' 1 -;' ' " '' " '
"If I don't lecture Bretle," said Ma
rion,' setting her little' white teeth to
gether liko belligerent pearls, as the
two gentleman came into the kitchen,
and she heard their voices discussing
the relative merits of stoves and ran
ges. ; . . '--- -
"By the way," said Herbert, sudden
ly, "I believe there are some nico clos
ets down here; at least, Marion says so,
ami hullo I the door seems to stick I"
Ue gave it a jerk.' Marion's two
hands held resolutely on the door knob
ou the other side. 'Another resolute
puii, full of well directed energy, and
two little bands succumbed.
The door flew open.
Bertie staggered back into the middle
of the room, and Marion stood there
among the preserves, wofully confused,
yet laughing wiihal, like & marvelously
pretty mouse in a novel species of trap.
"Oh, Bertie, Bertie, I- "
She slopped suddenly as ber shy
glanoo met the eye of the tall stranger.
She stepped in tho middle of the floor,
checked in her instinct of flight by some
still stronger instinct, and blushing like
a pink moss-rose down to the very tips
of her tapery floury fingers that were
so tightly interlaced, while the blue
eyes, half bidden by their white lids,
were full of sparkling tears, and the
mouth was breaking into a tremulous
smile; for Marion did not know whether
she most wanted tc laugh or cry. .
"Sidney, oh, Sidney." .
He bowed gravely. .
"Until you introduce " me to your
husband, Marion, I scarcely know by
what name to address you."
"My husband?4 repeated Marion,
wonderingly following the direction of
Sidney Templar's eye. "Ob, you mean
Bertie I but he iau't my husband he's
my brother! Herbert, this is Colonel
Templar, ho fought so bravely." ,
Marion faoe lighted up as she spoke;
hs bad forgotten ail about the preserve
closet and the bib-apron now.
"Colonel Templar, I'm glad to shake
hands with lou," said aUaigblorward
Ik-rUe. "Marion has talked about you
Biaay and many a time ay, and cried,
too, when she talked of yvu."
Bertie!","' ' ' "" ' "
4Y. J
'I 1 . t 1. ( 1 ,
Now ahe colored indeed; deep, deep
crimson, like the red heart of a pome
granate' blossom, opening ander tropi
cal skies.
"But our husband, Marion ?"
Bertie Cryl broke into a genial laugh.
"W hat fellows you soldiers are for
(.ticking to one idea. Our Marion isn't
married !"
"Not married ! Oh, Marion 1"
He took ber hand and looked wist
fully into her eyes.
"Marion, we were verj foolish once,
but I think we are both wiser now."
She did not raise her long lashes, and
he went on: ' '
"But, Marion, the crippled, war-worn
soldier dare not ask the question that
the lover would have pleaded so earn
estly once."
Sho looked up now, with tears lying
brightly on her ilunhed cheek.
"Then I will ask it Sidney, do you
cav for me still?"
"Do I care for heaven's Buushine ? do
I care for tho blessed lifo that beats
within my own heart? Oh, Marion
mine, mine forever."
Aa he murmured the tender words
close into her ear, Herbert Caryl, who
had been abstractedly spinning tho rolling-pin
round, brought it down on the
snowy pine table with a bang.
"I have it I Fifty pounds a yoar 1"
"What is fifty pounda a year ?" ques
tioned his brilliant sister. , "'
"Why, the rent, to be sure H ' ' . '
"Never mind tho rent just now. Mr.
Caryl," said Colonel Templar, laughing
"Oh, but it really is fifty pounds a
year,,' said Herbert solemnly, "and
why, look ! here I what is this
aboutr ; ,;. 7,
For Marion had led Sidney Templar
up to him, and was smiling even while
the tears hung on her wet eyelashes.
"Will you love him very much, Ber
tie ? For I ' think he is going to, be
your own brother." ,
Exactly liko the last chapter in my
novel," said Caryl, sagely. . "Shake
hands, Colonel. And now, Marion, you
take care of him, for most of .my wri
ting is shockingly behindhij,ndl" . . .
So it happened upon that 'sunshiny
April day that Colonel Sidney .Templar
engaged not only a house for his Cous-t
in Bertha,' but a wife for himself.
"We'll take down , the bill, Bertie,"
said Marion, demurely, "because Colo
nel Templar likes the house, t and and
I don't exnrtly think showing rooms is
yonr o"1 "
"IXm't yon ? ' retorted Herbert
"Now only suppose Colonel Templar
had gone away without seeing what a
very convenient closet that ' was where
the preserves are kept !"
But Marion mado him ho answer I ,
About Oslmix Put things right back
in their places when done with. Never
leave them all about helter-skelter, topsy-turvy,
never. When you use any
article, hoc, shovel, rake, pitchfork, axe,
hammer, tongs, boots or fchoes, books,
sliites, pencils, writing apparatus; pins,
thimbles, needles, w ork-buskets, kitch
en furniture, all articles of house-wif-cry,
or husbandry, no matter what it ist
the very moment you have done using
it, return it to its proper place. Be
sure to have a special place for svery
thing, and everything in its place, - Or
der, perfect order, is the watchword.
Heaven's first law. , How much preci
ous time is saved (aside from vexation)
by observing order, systematic regu
larity 1 And little folks should begin
early to preserve order in everything.
Form habits of order. These loose,
slqwhod, slatternly habita are formed
in childhood, and habits thus formed
are apt to cling for life. ; s ...
, Young friends, begin early to keep
things in their proper places; study
neatness, cider, economy, sobriety; in
ever) thing be just, honest, pure, love
ly, and you will have a good report' -
America.: Gmia. Good taste may do
much toward checking extravagance,
and we seriously believe that a more ar
tistic eye would often lesson by one half
the cost of dress and furniture, and
save our daughters from the barbarous
folly that sacrifices true beauty to mere
expensiveness. It may cost something
too much to dress handsomely, yet it is
clear that the best dressed women do
not spend the 1 most money on their
clothes, and that they who are most
likely to ruin their husbands by their J
monstrous bills at the jewelers or silk '
ami lace stores, generally aaoceed more
in imitating the f; ishion plaU cf oar i
magazines, and the a indows cf our fan-
er stores, than in presenting a fairer
image of feminine bnmamty dked !
w ith the pearl of greatest price. It will i
bo a diy worth noting in the calendar i
wbt n woman emancipate herself from
the yoke cf vulgar fashion, and when
good taste and truo beauty, not the
icale of mere expeiisivi net s.nd rarity,
preside over her wardrobe and drawji.g !
G, JULY 30. 18G7.
Words of Wisdom.
j, lMUXEXa.
If idleneaa does not produce vice or
malevolence, it commonly prodnce
melancholy. Let every man be occj4
i d, and occupied in the higbost employ
ment of which his nature is capable,
and die with the consciousness that be
has done his best
Life is to be fortified by many friend
ship To love and I loved ia the
greatest happiness of existence. If I
lived under the burning sen of the
equator it wauld be a pleasure to me to
think that there were human beings on
the other side of tho world who regard -J
ed and respt-cted me; I could snd would
not live if I were alone upon the earth
and cut off from the remcmbranco of
my fellow-creatures. , ,
It is not that a man has occasion to
fall bock upon tho kindness of his
frieuds. Perhaps he may never exje
rience the necessity of doing so; but
we are governed by our imaginations,
and they stand there aa a solid and im
pregnable bulwar k against all the evils
of lifo. Friendship . should be formed
with persons of all ages and conditions,
and with both sexes. I have a friend
who is a bookseller, to whom I have
been very civil, and who would do any
thing to serve me; and I have two or
three small friendships among persons
in much humbler walks of life, who, I
verily believe, do me considerable kind
ness according to their means. : I am
for a frank explanation with friends in
cases of affront, . They sometimes save
a perishing friendship, and even place
it upon a firmer basis than at first; but
(secret, discontent must always end
badly. . : '
1 ! Persons subject to low spirits should
make tho rooms in which they live as
cheerful as possible, taking care that
the paper with which the wall is cov
ered should be of a brilliant, lively col
or, hanging up pictures or prints, and
covering the chimney piece with beauti
ful china; a bay window, looking upon
pleasant objects, and, above all, a large
fire whenever the weather will permit,
r favorable ,t b, ami the
tables near should be strewn with
books and pamphlets. , , -
' , ( HAKDNE88. i ,': .
Hardness is a want of minute atten
tion to others. It does not proceed
from malignity or a carelessness of in
flicting pain, but from want of deli
cate perception of those little things by
which pleasure is conferred or pain ex
cited. . ; ; ,
' ; ' . , ,4 . HAPPINESS
The longer I live tho more I am con
vinced that the apothecary is of more
importance than Seneca, and that half
the unhappiness in tho world proceeds
from the little stoppages from a ditch
choked up with food passing in the
wrong place from a vexed duodenum or
an agitatod pylorus. The deception as
practised ujon human creatures, is cu
rious and entertaining. My friend sups
late ; be eats strong soup, then a lob
ster, then some tart, and he dilutes
theso esculent varieties with wine. The
next day I coll upon him. Ho is going
to sell his house in London and retire
to the country. He is alarmed for his
eldest daughter's health. His expenses
are hourly increasing and nothing but
a timely retreat en a save him from ruin
All this is the lobster ; and when over
excited nature has bad t.tne to manage
this ' testaceous encumbrance, the
daughter recovers, the nuances are in
good order, and every rural idea exclu
ded from the mind. Exercise without
fatigue ; generous living without ex
cess ; early rising and moderation in
sleep. These are the apothegms of old
women :. but ii they are not attended to
happiness becomes so extremely diffi
cult, that Very few persons can attain it
Remember that every person, howev
er low, has rights and feelings. In all
contentions let peace be rather your
object than triumph ; value triumph
only as the means of peace.
. When you meet with neglect let it
arouse you to action : instead of morti
fying yonr pride, set about lessening
those defects which expose you to nog-
lect, and improve those excellencies
which command attention and respect
If you deise the common people to
treat you as a gentleman, you must
conduct youroelf as a gentleman should
to them. . . j
Do not attempt to frighten elildren
and inferiors by passion. It does more
harmtoyo'ir own character than it does
good (o them. The same thing is bet
ter done by firmness and persuasion. 1
Find fault when you must find fault,
in private, if possible, and some time af
ter the offense rather than at the tune.
The blamed are lews inclined to resist
when they are blamel without witness
es. Keep up the habit of being reaped-
ed, and do not attempt to b more
amusing and agreeable than is consist
ent with the preservation of respect !
Don't be too wevtre uoa yourself
and your own fcelitgs; kp on, don't
faint, 1-e energetic to the last j
If yon w ish to k p your, mind clear
rtil uodv healthy, abstain from sJl fr-1
located liquor. - Sydney Smith.
MAnum,tit AtTtii-.
Ax Aia Ois. Tho (oil owing is a de
scription of an air gun a usually made
now-a-days, and which w as the Instru
ment of a murder at Brooklyn a few
days ago ! 1
In appearance it is a conn, and is aim
ply a tul of about three fo t in length,
hollow throughout, and ma le of highly
wrought iron. It is di video' into two
nearly equal lengths, the uj j er part to
ward the head fonninp the air -chamber,
and tho lower half the ban "el from
which the projectile is dischargi nt. Tho
two sections are screwed toguhi'er, sud
when united fit so closely that ti'ie seam
is not apparent, except opou th closest
examination. When it is to bo pit pared
for use the sections are separated, and
by means of a pump, which is, fut ' the
time being, attached to the upixir end
of the tube, tho chamber is filled ith
compressed air. lie operation comj de-
fed, the pump is removed, tight-i it-
iug cap is screwed npou the open en d,
the barrel is attached, and the weapo. n
is then, so far aa tho motive power ii I
concerned, ready for use Tho bullet,
know n to the trade as "size No. 140,"
or atnrat twice as large as a common
pea, is then passed into tho barrel and
"rammed home," where it remains un
til discharged by an ingenious contriv
ance, upon ono side of the barrel just
below the joint of the two sections, is a
small hole, into which the key is fitted,
and turned until a small steel knob is
forced to stand out from the opposite
side1 of the barrel. The key is then
withdrawn, and whon the bullet is to be
sent upon its destructive mission, the
weapon is raised, aim is taken by means
of sight-pins upon the barrel, the knob
is pressed by the index finger oft the
left hand, a valve in the air-chamber is
thereby opened and jost enough air is
released to discharge the bullet The
air-chamber once filled, thirty bullets
may be discharged without replenish
ing, but not more than the tenth ono
may bo rolied upon to penetrate the ob
ject Tho distance from which the
weapon is effective is from 6Q to 125
foet. Many of tho air guns of English
manufacture have rifled-barrels.and are
oadcd at . the breech. In an cxperi-
Lment made a sbo-t nino. in a
shooting-gallery' in New York, bullets
wero driven from an. air gun cane,
through a German white-wood plank
an inch and a half in diameter, and
that at tho average distance of thirty
yards. The noiso which accompanies
the discharge of the weapon is scarcely
perceptible, the report being similar to
the snapping of a small whip-lash.-
This fact mokoit the air gun an exceed
ingly dangerous instrument in the
hands of the assassin. . In tho Brook
lyn murder referred to, bad not tho po
lice officer been in close proximity to
the scene at the time and observed tho
fall of tho victim and the flight of the
murderer, tho deed might have remain
ed forever an indisoluble mystery.
The Cam of Fubs akdWoolems. We
are pretty well satisfied from long ex
perience that there is no efficacy in cam
phor,", tobacco, drugs, or even cedar
closets and chests, in protecting furs
and woolen stuffs against the moth.
They only lull as into a fancied securi
ty, to be wolkfr up to find our most vsl
uablo furs and cloth mined by this
mischeivons little insect"
To preserve these articles with entire
safety, shake them thoroughly, in or
der that any moth already in them may
bo dislodged; then place them in close
cotton or linen bogs, and tie them as
tightly as possible to exclude the mil
ler, and there will be no danger of dam
age from moth. There need be no
special place to hang the bag in.
Wardrobe, closet, garret, or whatever
you please, is all the same. Old news
papers, entirely without fractures, wil'
answer just as well in which to wrap
up furs and woolens, but they mast be
so pasted together as to leave no place
for the entrance of the millers.
. Will housekeepers please heed this,
and abandon all their other methods
of protection against the moth. win
Old Uoiuekeeper, in Germantown Tele
graph. -' ','"''
Borne tune since a gentleman died in
the town of X, who during life, refused
to believe in another world. Two or
throe weeks after Lis demise, his wife
received through a medium commu
nication, which read as follows; "Dear
wife I now believe. Fleaae send me my
thin clothes."
A Quaker gentleman, riding in a car
riage with a fashionable lady decked
with a profusion of jewelry, beard her
complain of the cold. Shivering in her
lace bonnet and shawl as light as a cob
wtb, she exclaimed: ' , 4
'What shall I do to gtt warm Y, s"
'I reiJly don't knew, replied the Qua
ker solemnly, unless thee should put
on ano'l.f !.tcst pin.
Mr TkTo tm "M iWor toll
.c it.' ft ljo hhI I ui i'j' tc-t- mj
rheumatism, and drinX it several time
a day," uud a man who bad kitiWta
been ditjwMMsl to abwtaia kwb the wse
of spiritous ltqoorw.
The patient byel wilSoul demur,
for the doctor Ww, of coitr, Wttcr
than any we be, what w 1T"o.l for a
nick man. ' The "good brandy" was
such as could l0 bad made up of
rious poisons : iu use, "aevoral times a
day" Hwn grew to 1 many timee daily.
It did not lake long for the k miW to
cling to bis medicine as a drowning t. lan
to a straw. In abort, the disease was
a god-scud, for the prescription ectevt
like a charm, and soon charmed the pa
tient into a confirmed sot
His friends tried lo alarm him, per
suade him, arrest h!m in his downward
slide to destruction of mind, esUte, ev
ery thing which bad once medo him a
man. In Vain all their efforts,
"My doctor sayi so," waa the reiter
ated reply, "and I gnessbe know wbal
will cure tua" , . ,
"But you are .not cured, noi even
helped," persisted the warosng friend,
and why continue is a practice which
will work your mini", : . ri .
"What the doctor orders I shall
obey." And so the effort for his refor
mation has to be abandoned.
"What are you drinking t" saked
visitor of a httlo girl some tea years of
age, who held a tumbler to ber lip with
a prolonged relish. .
Ob f it's what is left of my brother'
medicine, and it is real good to take,"
tho child replied. . ' i
, "The doctor order wine for , our ,
Ji vines, and that ia some of it," explain
ed the mother. . f . i , . , i ! ' .
" I wish I'se sick and had such good
stufi ' to take all the time," continued tbo
' "Bi it do you think wine necessary in
a disaa se like that ?" asked the visitor
of the mother. - - '
"My .doctor says so, and I suppose lie '
knows," was the satisfied answer. iv s
- The sick child recoved after pro-
tractod si oge with disease. Nothing
tasted to h.'m like wineuntUTie learned
to love sovtething stronger. ; ! '
He became a drunkard, and bis sit- ;
ler drank all she could get, as she affirm J
od, because sjie loved it
Oke or rot Ono 0ra. A funny sto- j
ry is going the rounds in Paris, ; .
A lady in the first society-was obliged
to dismiss her aervi-nt on account of ex
cess of firemen and soldiers too often
repeatod. After choosing as a success
or to this criminal a yonng and pry
girl, the lady explained why the a
one was sent away, end enjoining it on
the second not to 8i likewise.' '
She adinittod that sho should not. "
"I con'eu Jure a gre at deal, but. oh
diers I won't endurev" ' f
i After a week or : ten day, the lady
came one morning into tha kitchen,
Opened, the cupboard and discovered ft
youthful military character. '
"Oh ma'am ?" exdaimod the frighten
ed girl, "I give my word I never saw
that soldier befjre in my life be must
be one of the old ones left over by the
other girl U .... - ? i
Coftkicasb Tea When Dr. Dodge,
an electric pliysician, was lecturing on
the evils of coffee and tea, be happened
to meet one morning at the breakfast
table a witty son of Erin. Conversation
turned to the doctor's favorite subject,
and he addressed our friend as follows.
"Well." said the doctor, "if I con
vince you that they are injurious to your
health, will you abstain from their nee t
"Sore and I wilL sir." '
"How often do you use tea and and
coffee r asked the doctor. 7 -"Morning
and night, sir,' , '
"Well," said the doctor, "do you ev
er experience a slight diaxiuQ&s of the;
brain upon going to bed f '
. "Yes, indeed I do."
"And a sharp pain through the tern-
plea, in and about the eyes, in the morn
ing ?" asked the doctor.
"Troth, I do so." '
! "WelL" said the doctor with the air
of confidence and assurance in his man
ner, "that is coffee and tee,
,"Isit, indade? faith I'm thankful 1
always thought it was the whiskey did
that same." , , ,
'. Tho company roared with laughter, v
and tho doctor quietly retired,
A waggish journalist, who Is 1 often
merry over his personal plainness, tells
this story of himself ; "I went to a drug
store the other morning for a dose of
morphine for a sick friend, . The night
clerk objected to giving it to me with
out s prescription, evidently fearing I
meant to destroy myself, 'Psbsw V
aid I ; 'do I look like a man who would
destroy himself? gazing at me steadily
for half a minute be replied : 1 don't
know. Seems to me if I looked bke
yon I should be greatly tempted to kill
myself. " , . .
i ... ' . .',
Sister "Look here, Charlie j sup
posing you bad twrnty sugar pltrms,
and you wanted to divide , them ia
fjur parts. You give five to. the baby,
and v" to Carrio ; and what would
you do with the other ten Y" Sweet :
child eack'eu,

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