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Oh grave, how still then art 1 No nigh is beard In thee; No gross. No hvlplrar heart Acltes there with misery. Tears fall not all tbe night, Oh grave, ia thee. Ob grave, how safe thou art t By this low, peaceful shore. Whose music soothes the heart Like mother-byrans of yo e. Fears, troubles, sleep in thoo, Oh grave, no more. Oh grave, stretch forth thine arms; Opon ihy faithful breast. And gather tenderly Tbe desolate to rest. Hope to sleep in tbee. Oh grave, were reet. Oh grave, thon art the gate, Theflowor-sreathed gate of Home; By iheo the faithful wait, Until their chosen come. Shut mo no longer out, Oh giaw, from home. —AnipuUii Alixire, is Sorihntr. A DINNER OF PEAS. " As many as we have a mind to pick," Jetty Westart said, impressively; "just think of that." "I never really bad as many green peas as I wanted in my whole life," added her sister Kate. "We never bad enough of anything to eat," growled Jack, shying his cap at the cat. "Or of anything else for that matter." " We have plenty of you, at any rate,'' retorted Clare, the third sister, rushing to the rescue of puss. "We'll all go over after supper," Jetty continue I, too absorbed in think ing of tho peas to notice the threatened squabble between Jack and Clare, " and pick them. Mr. Gardner said to take just as ma ay as wo cculd eat, for the family will be gone a week and the peas will only spoil on the vines." " I could rat a bushel, I know," re marked Jack. "You won't piek half a pint," put in Clare, who felt the annbbing of Jack to be ber especial duty; " though there's no doubt you'll eat plenty when wo get them." " There, children," interposed Jetty, with the motherly air which aLe assumed as tbe head of the family, "don't be alaays sparring. Jack, go and get me a pail of water, and yon, Glare, set the table. Jim, you toast the bread." It was one of tho peculiarities of the family that tbe two older girls called each other "Jim." When Mrs. Westart, the pale, high bred little widow, who had kept poverty from the door by diat of killing herself with toil at her pen, at last succumbed and left her four children alone in tho world, tbe neighbors immediately fll to speculating whether their Uncle John, who had cast off bis sister when she dared to marry against hi wishes, would come to their aid, or whether tbe poor thiDgs would be forced to go to the poorhonse. Neither of these things happened. When Farmer Gardner, with kindliest intent, offered Jack a place in his family to grow np as his own son, he was, perhaps, as tsnch sur prised as he was disappointed when Jetty answered him. very simply, but in away that left no doubt that her deci sion was final: It" Of course wo thank yon, Mr. Gard ner, and I know how good an offer it ia for Jack ; bnt I promised mamma I'd keep the family together, and of course we malJn't let him go." Keep the family together! The good townspeople were shocked and sur prised, and expressed their astonish moot and disapproval frankly enough to each other. To voice them to Miss Jetty Weatait was, however, a very different thing, for tbe pale little girl woman had dignity enongh to silence the moat impudent of the goesipe; and however the talk buzzed behind her bock, it come seldom to her ears. She tought tbe village school and kept the family together, and it was not long be fore public opinion came to lake aides with her to condemn rich John Frenant, that he stood aloft, and continued tbe ukmdnea*, which bad gone f.rio brek hie abater's heart, to ber unoffending children. f Life in tbe little Westart c aa amy be easily understood, was not very luxurious, and Jack's statement, that they never had enough of anything, M not so inexact On the present namnion when Mr. Gardner bad offered the spoil of hta pea vinea to Jetty, the determination expressed by all the family, not even exoepting the "little mother" herself, ae some of the neigh hem colled Jetty, woe to have all the pm. Ihey could possibly eat. After supper the whole family, even to the eat who tagged along at the heels of Okie, proceeded in a body to Mr. Gard ner's garden, and such a stripping as they rem ived that night the vines oer- Irinly never had before or afterward. "How, Jim," Kale told the ne%' morning, as they all* at eh* 1 ling the prat, "for once we'll be txtrs vacant, and pat just as nmoh butter on these aa we want. It we don't have thorn good, there's no fan baring thorn at all." " That'* BO," aa seated Jaok, ompbati rally, as ho dexterously dropped a pea down Olaro'a back. "Oh, yon horrid boy," Clare cried. " Jetly, I do wish you'd mako Jack be have; I can't shell if he keeps shooting peas down my neck." "Jack," the head of the family said, with groat dignity, "if you don't be have you shall not havo a aingle pea for dinner, and as we shan't havo anything else you'll l>e likely to go hungry." " Pooh I who could stop me?" he re torted, contemptuously, but ceasing his tricks. It happened to be Jetty's holiday, and the wholo forenoon was devoted to pre paration for tho wonderful dinner of peas. Bread and butter and peas were to be tho bill of fare; nothing else. The table WHS spread with tho best damn.sk and china,relics of better dnya, and at last came the important moment, when Jetty, having gone through as tumultuous uncertainties as did Mrs. Bob Oratchit over her Christmas pud ding, was ready to take to tho table the big bowl of steaming peas, buttered and seasoned to a turn, and sending forth an odor delicious enough to tempt tho king of Hybaris. "Oh, golly!" < joculated Jack, nour ishing his long arms, which so persist ently grew beyond his jacket sleeves. "How good they smell 1' "Don't they?'' said Kate; "Jim did ; ou ever smell anything that mode yon so hnngry ?" " Hungry," retorted Clare. " I should think anybody might be hungry; it is an hour past dinner timo." "Mr month fairly waters," went on Jack. " I wish, Jetty, you'd get along a littlo faster." "I would, if you'd keep yenr long arms—" Ala*! for the vanity of hnman hopes and the emp'ines* of hnman xpo ;t tions! Nobody ever know exactly how it happened, ha. by tho alipptog of her foot or the unsteadiness of her band, or by some dreadful combination of both, Jetty let tho big china bowl fall, and the dinner of pea* was deposited, a green heap, in the middle of the kitchen floor, with dish turned npaido down in the middle of them. " Oh, thaudor!" "Oh, Jetty!" " Oh, Jiml" Exclaimed in concert Jack, Clare and Kate. Than there wa* an inatant of terrible silence, and then a low, pro longed howl came from Dick. Clare began to aob tastily and Kate to cry aoftly, while Jetty aat staring at the heap of peas in atony silence, a* if ahe wero transformed into marble with horror. "Ob, Jetty," sobbed Clare. "How could yon ? Oh, it ia too cruel I" "Jim," n&id Kite, trying to'keep back her tears, "don't look fbat#ay. It isn't really any matter, of mr(rtu^' " Really any matter I" cried Jack, in a rage. " I'd like to know what joa call any matter I" " Oh, I'm starring to death,' moaned Clare. "Oh, those beautiful, beautiful peas I" By this time tho tears were streaming down Jotty'a face, and tho outirefamily were gathered around the jieas, seated on tho floor and lam nting in companr. "I'crhajm wo conld rcoop tip the top," suggested Kite, hopefully. They'll be clean ami nice." 80 spoooa were brought and quite 1 respectable portion of the heap was restored to the dish, a state of things which quieted Jack and Clare, and re stored something like serenity to the entire party. But fate never does a thing by halves, and this time it was Kate who dropped tho dish ahe held while Jetty carefully apooned into it anch peas as she conld save from the general ruin. "Oli, Jim I" "Oh, Jim I" "Oh, Kate I" "Darn it! Thnnder! Cm* it I Blast it 1 There!" shouted Jack, de fiantly , The awful profanity of this speech startled end shocked (he girls bsyond measure. " John Franant Westart!" Jetty mid, rising to bcr feet with a white feoe, and speaking in voice that carried terror to the heart of the culprit. "What would mother my if she could hear you swear f Go upstairs this minute, and don't show your face again until you can talk like a gentloman." Without a word, Jack left the room, secretly frightened and shocked at his behavior, but holding his head high and iijfieiible. " Fo* my part," said a cool, deep voice, M I don't blame ths bo/ very much." The three girls turned like a flash, and there, leaning over the low window sill and looking in at them WM their uncle, John Frenant, of whom they were one and all thoroughly afraid. " What in the world is all tbb fas* aboutT punned Mr. Freeset, scowl mg his thick eyebrow*, but not without a gleam of amusement in his eyes. •'Kate," said Jetty, with her most dignified air, ■' will pl;ose clear up those poaa. If you will go round to the door, sir"—turning toward the win dow again—" I will let yon in," "Thank yon," the intruder said, coolly stopping over tho window iedge into the rocm. "You are your mother over again. I'd liko to talk with you a little on business." Jetty's heart quailed a little at that awful word, yet she didn't show a quiver, but led the way to the parlor with as regal an air as though she had been a queen granting an interview ex traordinary, or whatever it would be called, to an ambassidor equally extra ordinary. It is not necessary to relate all that was said-between these two, or how at last Jetty proke down and cried on lirr uncle's shoulder, while ho di vided his attention between comforting her and clearing tho mist from his own eyes. It scents that in his heart of hearts John Fro mint hud long itad a de sire to bo reconciled with his sister's family, and only tho night before lmd been looking over soma souvenirs of childhood, which opened the long nealod fountains of his love. It was from this cause, I suppose, it came about that he wont out o( his usual way homo to walk by the Woalart cottage; and the sound of weeping and wailing had brought him to tho window. I cannot protend that their nncle proved always the pleasant est and moat ilexiblo of men to get on with, hut at least there was no more worry about poverty in tho little cottage, and when matters between Jock an 1 his uncle got tumuli reus, as they occasionally did, Jetty always contrived somehow to bring things out smooth again. 80 that, altogether, a worse misfor tune might have overtaken the four orphans than even the lo<s of their no much anticipated dinner of peas. Oceau's Depth*. The first of fifteen volumes on the re searches of the Challenger expedi tion ha* appeared, and the Tim it in reviewing it giresthe following wonder ful facts : Throughout the- whole ocean, on the surface and at every successive depth below, there i* life ; and a* the creatures come and dio their remains fall in a perpetual shower, containing not only hard exuviae, but the eb-ments of food, to the bottom, where they are the appointed aliment of many creature*, large and small, in the atill and dark world. From a depth of several miles the Challenger brought up a creature, of a proper scientific class and name, seven feet high. It is curious to note how life accommodates itself. In these regions of darkness tho eye either ex pands to a large size to catch any strag gling ray, or is atrophied for want of use, or scorns to change into another organ, with functions yet unknown. Many of tho creature* at these depths are moro or less phophoie<ceiit; and they who feel for all life will be com forted to know that even many miles below the light of tho snn in the watery heart of the world there can atill be light, whatever purpose it may answer. But water still is the chief ingredient of life even there boiow. It is the food, tho bbiod, and the strength of these poor creature*—far more than the com paratively weak constituents of our own physical frames. It is water alone in side that can withstand the pressure of two and a half tons to the square inch. That amount of pressure is found to crush beams of pine wood as if they were passed through rollers ; hut it bus no effect upon sponge*, molluscs, and even lighter creature* that almost disappear in the air and sunshine. Such arc some of tho creatures and such the laws of iifo to which we are introduced in this voinmr a new world to most of us, and calculated to set men thinking. A Nihilist Escape. The Russian socialist, Prince Kraput kin, who has just been expelled from Switzerland, was aided to escape from St. Petersburg in a very ingenious way, One day he rooeived, in his ration of bread, the following message from an unknown band: " When you hear Beet hoven's 'Third Waltz' played npou a piano in the house opposite, ask per mission to go out into tho court," Al* though the prioce did not quite under stand, he nevertheless kept strict watch fcr the sound of the waltz. Three days afterward, in tho afterno >n, some one began to play it. HH immediately asked to be taken into the court. Scarcely hod he reached the yard io company with hi* two sentinels than he saw the largo gate to the prison yard open to alio * a loaded wood-wagon to enter. The wagon had not entirely passed the gate when, ap parently by aooident, it discharged iu load of logs at the entrance. The prinoe, seeing his opportunity, gave a bound before the wood was entirely oat of the cart, and cleared not only the gate but two bullets which were fired at him by his guards. The fallen logs prevented M immediate pursuit. At the gate wae a Ooasaok horse, saddled, awaiting the ptiooa. He mounted it and galloped sway. Since then the Russian polio* have never been able to Sad out who it was that played so well the "waits of evasion," LADIKS' DEI'ARTJVK.VF. A 1111 DPI f*rtncr. Tho Princess of Wurtemburg, who married a Itrcsluii doctor whoso ac quaintance aho made during his attend ance upon her invalid father, Ins never regretted hr alliance. Tho pair live in one of tho snburtmof tho Hilesian capi tal, where the princess spends most of her time in nursing anil caring for her husband's poorer patients. Ilow Worth Kilo Ituri-a laubolln. One day, whilo passing through ono of Worth's fitting rooms in company with a friend, I came across the odd spectacle of ono of the young girls of the establishment standing with two pillows pinned about her u aist, one be fore aud tho other behind, while over iter figure, thus immensely amplified, one of the leading workwomen of the establishment was engaged in drspiug a gorgeous skirt of white satin. "Only a ball drew for the Queen of Spain, Mail at:; e,' remarked the hu'iy function ary, as I stopped in amazement to view the group,— for it Letter. A I oilier ol l>rrmnUln. There is a college of dresrmsking in Cincinnati, the bright idea of a Mrs. D. C. Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton is now training thirty eight pupils in the art of dressmaking, and a cos > of paper work she exhibits thow the progress made by scholars in two or three weeks. Bbo has over fiOO applications for admission to the college during the coming win - ter. The collego was founded with a view of teaching young women how to make a living. Millinery, drostnekicg, hair work, embroidery and stamping in clude the branches of " study." Each pup.j is allowed to remain until she thoroughly understands the business, urri tho time usually required is from six to eight weeks. A (•rnrrful Woman. What is more charming than an agree able, graceful woman? lb-re and there wo moot one who possesses the fairy-like 'power of enchanting all about bir; sometimes she is ignorant her;elf of the magical influence, which i*, however, for that reason only tho more perfect. Her presence lights op tho home; her approach is like the cheering warmth; ►be pauses by, and we are content; she stays awhile, and wo aro happy. To behold her is to live; she is the aurora with a human face. She has no need to do more than simply to l>e; she makes an Eden o! the house; paradise breathes from bcr and she communi catee this delight to all, without Inking any greater trouble than of existing be side them. Is not here an inestimable gift? faablan Faiclri. Grebe Dimming* aro popular for trimming costumes. Clutters of shaded plush are recom mended as trimming for plush turbans. A nice light trimming for a bonnet is three doubled fnlls of uncut velvet set around the biim. Chenille dotted net is mnch used for veils. Bronze green and garnet are the favorite colors. A new silk material used by Worth to make cloak* ha* a ml or black ground upon which appear jialm leave* set close together. Outside garments show increased length, many of tbc new cloak* being so long as to almost completely bide the dress skirls beneath them. Not only sealskin. but chinchilla and coney b< nnets will be worn in the win ter. Tbey are trimmed with breasts and have plush or watered string*. As if it were not enough to have sumptuous cloak-lining*, liUle girls now havo their cloth princess dresses mode up with linings of quilted satin. "Slndioa in yellow" are among tho moat fashionable hue* of the present time, and " sunaet" is a brilliant *bad e which merges from yellow into a deep red. Dress skirts, while made narrow and clinging, appear more volaminons than formerly becauso of the drapery that is arranged in the way of pannier and tournnre. Light ailk and wool stuff* in bright contrasting stripos, or in gay tniliefleur designs, aro exhibited, which are to make very handsome yet durable dresses for schoolgirls. Handsome new qualities of fur plush, showing a long heavy pile, to be used for cloak trimmings, pelerines and muffs, are at costly and elegant as for itself, hat much less durable. Pink toilets are very fashionable, and are stylishly set off with black silk stocking* devoid of embroidery, black asM.n sandals wo iked with jet beads, and long black gloves of undressed kid. Silk kerchiefs which can be worn on the neck or made into charming pock eis oome in fin# chocks, with border* in solid oolor. Satin kerchiefs are white or of bright c ilor, with ahaded stiff as. A popular drees for little girls is quite loose, with a collar around the neck, plain in front, plaited or gathered all the way down at the back, while a sash crosses over the plaits below the waist lino to tie in a largo bow At the left aide. Flannel anita in bronze, navy Line and green, silk or velvet col lorn ami calf. to mVch being their only trimming, will l>o much worn tld winter on occa sions requiring neatness rather than ele gance of costume. Cretonne i< frequently ure<l for wall hangings. This i a favorite materia! for bedrooms. Kaoh room la dedicated to aotno particular color, and tbo cre tonne which covcra the walla alao covers the fnrnlture, dressing-table anl win dows and other hangings. Tho moat atyliah evening hats and bonneta are ornamented to cxcetts with nodding jilntuea and wreatha of elegant French flowers, moat of the bulling mode la being in the immense poke or in the broad Gainsborough or Hir Jos .ua Itcynolda style. A material bound to become popular on account of it* comparatively email oo t is a superior make of velveteen, in nil odors, and introduced to the trade under the name of " Nonpareil." It priscnts a more attractive appearance than the nanul n.akei of velveteen, and is cheaper than an ordinary grade of velvet. Alligator* a* Pels. " I have some peculiar customers," the keeper of a bird ami pat animal store in Nuw York ai<J. "There are some ladies that purchase nothing bat white rats. 1 once asked one wht she did with them. Hbe blashod a little and said she let them sleep on her pillow with her. H'ie fondled them and taught them little tricks. I hare had quite a demand for young alligators recently. Most of tho purchasers, curiously enough, are ladies. You wouldn't think there WAS anything particularly likeable in an nlligator with a mouth running nearly half the length of his body, but some ladies think so. I hare seen them throw hiia of meat into nn aquarium containing a six-inch alliga tor and as his month flapped open and closed on thedelieasY, they would raise their h .nds and exclaim, 'How perfectly lovely I* Tbey use the alligators to look at and feed. "An all gator looks very comical whin about to swallow a fly. He rushes at it with open jaws, and brings them so violently together that the waterspouts out at each side of hi* mouth. He gets himself in the most grotesque attitude*, and is always making unexpected moves. A woman camo here from Hobokcn re cently, and bought a tec inch reptile. She also bought two dollars' worth of fithea. Bbo went away apparently pleased with her purchases. Several daja afterward she came again and said that all iter fl-dirs had mysteriously dis appeared tho night she took tbem borne, but that the alligator still re mained. She said she hail put them all together in an aquarium. Of course I told her the alligator bail swallowed the fl he*. She said, '<>h, my, the nasty thing!' and vowed she would sell it. "An alligator over four inches long is dangerous in an aquarium. Most of those I seil are from Florida. It takes a long time—more than two year*, sometimes—for an aquarium lircd alli gator to grow two inches. If tbey were left to burrow in a muddy pond or a swamp, they would grow nearly twice their length in a year. Freh water seem* to stunt horn." A Romantic Jfarratgc. A lady of my acquaintance, a sister in-law of Dr. Bliss, quite recently mode, or rather acknowledged, a romantic marriage with n gentlcmau employed as a *nb-dmrioeper at the capitol, who had lost both feet in the Union army. Hbe tra a stenographer in the patent office, drawing a salary of $1,200 a year. Hhe lived frugally, and held her place for years, to all appearance growing into the gentle, shadowy,self-respecting spisstcrhood that so many ldy clerks here prefer to a commonplace or ill— s'sorted marriage. A few months since the gentleman referred to fell ill, and, to the snrpriso of her friends, she went to his lodgings and took her place at his bedside aa his nurse, acknowledging then that they had been married more than a year, but that she had concealed it rather than forfeit her government position. She has been gradually lay ing money by to parobase the modest semi rural home of her maternal grand parents in East Cleveland, which the remaining heirs had offered her on terma within the aoope of her ability to comply with by rigid economy, and the denouement did not occur, fortunately, till the place was practically paid for. Bho then resigned her position, contin ued her duties as none, and then took her matrimonial prize home to the lit tle ancestral place she had secured, and we learn that alia is very happy in her retirement. Her husband walks with a cane, a little slowly and pain fully, to be sure, but is by no moans a wreck of a man.— Wmkimgte* L*U*r. There Is no type email enough in which to appropriately set Up the name of a person who nan find infinite enjoy ment in a typographical error in a news paper,— Cincinnati .Saturday /fight. TIIK FAMILY IMM.TOIL It in recommended to fr tat carbuncles bod boil* with pure carbolic acid, in jected bypodermieally fu sufficient quantity to thoroughly Hatnr.ito the * welling. Itaw eg in a restorative to strength. Creak a froah egg in a tumbler, mix with a little mi gar, beat to a utrong froth, and ad 1 a very little ice water if liked, or it may bo taken without thi* addition. In a paper recently read before the Allegheny County Medical ooeiety, the author, a l>r. Thomas, atated that one polluted spring had given bim ten typhoid fever patients in a single Ben son, one of whom diod. Jn a ease where the heart's action bad been suspended by the administra tion of chloroform, the application of a Isr.je riotli wet with 1 toiling water re stored ith action. Hot water would probably be similarly useful in esses of irregular heart action from other causes. A German bee journal has an article recommending bee atings as a care for rheumatism. Tho writer's wife was aillictcd with severe rheumatic pains in the arm. The hualsaud held bees to her aim, allowing them to completely empty their poison into tho muscles. Tho succec-tling night t c lady for tho first timo in six months enjoyed good sleep. The arm was r woUen pretty badly the next day, bnt this rapidly decreased. No rheumatic pains have since been felt by the lady. Ofber oaves cf similar cures are mentioned by this writer. As tho average honey bee is always ready to perform bis part of the experiment, those inclined to try this remedy may do so with neatness and dispatch. The Secret of Ontorie*. That (load secret of the centuries— the mare of Asiatic cholera—has been finally discovered, thanks to the subtle assiduity of a British consul. The story is, as it should be, foil of th" |>lc tnresqne. It seems that the Moslem*, who arc bidden to make a once a year to Meooa, hold it the most aaercd of the rites while there to drink the water* of the mysterious well, which, under virion* names, figures in the writings of Mohammed and bis fol lowers. The waters of it arc dark and deep, and when drawn hare a brackish appearance, tepid temperature and nan seating task-. What the well is fed by the Moslems refuse to tell, bat the tra dition I*. that like the mjstcrious river of Kabls Khan, its aonre-r-s spring under a sacred city in Tunis and course around under the .Melitorraacin, cross ing the Nile, and run moaturelets to men down to a sunless sea under the city of Mooca. The consul at Jeddah gut some of the water, bottled it and scut it to an English chemist for anal y&ia. This operation reveal-'d a maas of putridity and death in the liquid which alone arc sufficient to explain the mor tality among the millions of pilgrims that reek the shrine from jour to year. The perplexing part of the matter is that if Bach a thing as cleaning ont the well were suggested to the Muham mcdana there would bo a revolt from Senegal to Batavia, for this precious spring is regarded as s means of divine purification. To bo touched with a drop of it ia aura cure; to bathe in it makca the most afllictod a hole. Should the Christian na* ions hint even that they object to the presence of the pil grims from Mecca passing through the porta there would be no end of diplo matic wrangling and difficulties, which, to spare, we must run the constant risk of cholera epidemios. Tim** Seldom in the history of journalism has a newspaper been i-sned under greater difficulties and amid |r-M con genial snrronndmg* than the AVr rf tA which was pa Mi he 1 during the 100 day V siege of Pretoria. The editor thus describes the ooniitioua un der which the foat was accomplished: "A bungalow for a printing office, with can ran thrown orer iU uuSniahol roof, through which the rain freely penetra ted, a gentle water spout running down the oompo-itor* back as be eiood with a bandolier of Hartiai-Henry cartridges orer his shoulder, his white apron for a uniform, composing stick in hand and his rifle lying suggestively near his pr ating frame; the editor's quarters an army bell tent and a transport wagon, the space tietween Ingeniously roofed in with a tattered sail stretched on tele graph poles; their work, editing a pa per by day and on guard np to the knee in mud at night, or sleeping in a pair of leather breeches, long boots and jack spurs," The forty numbers, of four pages each, foolscap alas, have recently appeared In bonnd form embellished with fourteen photographic illustrations of the siege. ff Three burglars fsfooioualy and with wicked intent entered a newspaper office in Illinois one day last week. Strange as it may seem, there WM enough to go around and they eeeh got something. One got sixty-three cents, one got aw*j ; end the other got sixty day-. BsrUngtm /fawteya.