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With wrath -Unshed cheeks, rim] eyelids rod, Whore anger's fiercest siim was spread. And hands whose clenched nails left thoir print In the brown palm's (leap, sun-wsrtnad tint. The chieftains sot in circle wide, And in the center, on his side. Thrown like a dog, a thieving brate, l.ny Ahmed, frowning, bound and mute. "Tho man who takes an offered bribe From chieftain of an alien tribe Hhnll die." Ho ran the Arab law, Head by a scribe; and Ahmed saw In every eye that scanned his fuce lhtrnt the hot fury of his race. His fate was told. All men must die Home time; what oared he how or why T They loosed his tight-swathed arms and feet, Unwound the cashmere turban, Hweet With spice nnd uttnr, stripped tho vest Of gold and crimson from Ins breast, And lnid bis broad, brown bosom bare To cimeter and doSJrt air. He stood as molded statues stand, With sightless e>c and nerveless hand. As molded statues stand, bat through The dark skin, at each breath he drew, The wild heart's wilder beating showed. Then on the sand ho kneeled, and bowed His bead to meet tho steady stroke; The headsman threw aside his cloak, The curved steel circled in the sun— Ahmed was dead, and justice done. The Pilot MY MISHAP. A TRT T B STORY or TIIK RIIINR. " Ami you moan to say you'll swim down the Rhino to the picnic?" " Yea, Miss Carrie; every inch of the way. I'll start from the baths, send my clothes on by a cart, and moot you when you arrive in tho carriage." " Well, if you do, Mr. Boecher, you shall sit noxt mo at the lunch as a re ward. What do you think of that? But l*o careful, auil don't run any risks; tho current, you know, is very strong in some places." "What's this. Miss Carrie?" said I, joining in tho conversation. "Is Boecher going to swim down to-mor row ?" " Yes. he says so, but I don't think ho can manage it." " Well, if ho can, I can, and to prove it I'll swim with him." Tho fact was I was very jealous of Beeeher; and, being a good swimmer myself, I was determined not to bo outdone. But, in order to explain the state of my feelings I must go back a little. I was staying as a guest with my uncle and aunt at O— on the Rhine. They hail come for a month's holiday and, having no children of their own, had asked mo to accompany them, an invitation which I very readily ac cepted, more imperially as they hail an other guest in the person of Miss Car rie Danvers, the daughter of one of their oldest friends. I had liefore met Miss Danvers at their house, and on that occasion she had male " her mark on my heart;" and now, in the month vrh were to spend in c,vh other's so-! Ciety, I calculat ed on being aide to re turn the compliment; and I hoped,ere I again saw England, to have obtained her consent to become, at no very ilia-1 tant period, Mrs. McGrath, an ar rangement which I felt sure would please my relations. For the first fortnight of our stay at C— everything went happily and smoothly, and I congratulated myself on the progress I was making. But, unfortunately for me, while we went walking in the Kursaal gardens one evening after dinner we came across the Beeeher family, neighliors of my , uncle in England, and who, finding bun at G—, and who being charmed with the place, determined to rnako a stay there also. I liked all the family except the eldest son. Jack—in the Guards. Under other circumstances I doubtless should have liked him ; but just now he was in the way, very much in the way. He, too, was an ac quaintance of Miss Carrie, and at times I felt inclined to believe something more than an acquaintance. As I have stated above, I was jealous of him— and that is the long and short of this little business. Since he had arrived I had not Miss Carrie to myself as formerly ; Jack Beeeher shared in our walks and conversations to an extent I did not approve of, hut I am bound to admit bis presence appeared to give the young lady considerable pleasure, and this made my pain ail the more keen. Some days previous to the evening on which I have introduced myself and friends to the readers, a picnic had been settled on at M—, a charming spot on the Rhine, some four mile* be low C . The Beecheva were all coming and some other Knglish folk whose a*-quaintance we hail made during our stay, together with two or ihrec German officers stationed at C—. The excursion promised to bo a very delightful one. and fine weather was nil that was required to make the trip delightful. It hail been arranged that w should drive down to M—, starting at il o'clock, and we wero now dis cus ng the final arrangements and • ig who was to be responsible for the salt, who for tho spoons and who for various other littlo necessaries and comforts which arc generally found to IK< missing when the picnic cloth is laid. "Yes," continued I, turning to Jack Beeeher. "I'll swim dowb with you to-morrow." " Thanks." replied he. "That will bo very Jolly. It would ho rather solitary work by one's self. Wo ought to start about half-past ten, certainly not later ; for, oven with the stream in our favor, we shall not he able to go as fast lis the carriages. Will that suit you?" "Oh, yes; that will do very well in deed." "All right; then I will make ar rangements to-night for a man to take our clothes on in a cart, and I shall expect to see you at the baths at 10:30 sharp." " Right you are. Reeeher. 1 will be there." The conversation after this turned upon general topics, and in a short time our party broke up and we re tired for the night to our respective hotels. The next morning after breakfast 1 found Carrie in the drawing-room at the piano, and as she was alone 1 seized upon the opportunity of improv ing the occasion. I got her to sing; then I sang (1 rather fancied my own voice in those days), and finally we tried some duets together. She was very nice and kind, and the minutes passed so rapidly that when she at length asked me whether it was not time for her to go and prepare for her ! drive 1 was astonished to lind that it was just 10:30. I knew I should he late for my app lintment with Beeeher, and so ran as hard as I could all the way, and arrived at the baths about ten minutes after time, and learnt that he hail already started. I thought I could easily catch him up before be reached M—. so undressed quickly and plunged in at onee. When I ha! proceed<sl a i few yards I rcrnemlMTod alxmt my clothes, and shouted hack to the cus todian of the baths, telling him to let the man have them witti those of Mr Ucii'hcr's. lie made some reply which I did not catch, and away I went, doing my best to overtake inv rival. | It was a glorious swim, and I thor- j nuglily enjoy is I it. The current was ■ so strong that hut little exertion was 1 required. AH you had to do was to j keep your head aUive water and the i river did the rest. After going some i two miles I turmsl a corner, and could j just make out Ileecher a long way j ahead of me. I put on a spurt ; but I j did not gain on him as I expert**!. lie , was a I>etter swimmer than I had j given him credit for being, and arrived ! at the destination a good five minutes j before me. When 1 did arrive I found ' him seatsl on the hank dressing. "Why, MrGroth. is that you?" be shouted. "I thought you were not coming. I waited a few minutes for you and then set off alone." "I was rather late; I didn't quite know how time was going." "Oh, well, it doesn't matter. You have arrived to the minute; for here' are the carriages; so get out anil dress i at onee." I scrambled up the bank and dried myself. " Where has the fellow put my clothes; I don't see them?" "I'm sure I ean't say. Who did you send them by?" " By my man." " No, I'm sure you didn't; he started ' with mine before I commenced my 1 swim. I saw him safely on the road for fear of any mistake." " Then mine haven't come. Good gracious! what am I to do?" " My dear fellow, I'm awfully sorry; but I bail no id* a you would come when yon didn't show up at the right time or I would have made him wait | for you." " Confound it!—this is a nuisance. I ran't appear as I ain, or at best clad only in a couple of wet towels, can I ?" " No, that you ean't. And what is more you ean't stay where you are, for here are some of the ladies coming on the hank; get into the water quick." There was nothing else for it, so in I went up to my neck. " Now, stay there quietfly while I go and explain matters and see what ran be done for you." My temper was none of the best, and my thoughts were none of the most pleasant as I stood there soaking in the Rhine. He appeared to have been a.ay an hour when he at length re -1 turned, accompanied by a German of ficer. "Yon can now come out," he shout ed; " I have explained matters, and ; Lieutenant Linden there is kind ' enough to say ho will lend ydu his military overcoat -it is a good long one, ao you will IM> all right. Out you come. # Out I did eoine most promptly, with profusv thanks to Lieutenant Linden for his most acceptable loan. He was a tall inan, and the garment reached nearly to my heels. 1 know I cut a sorry figure, and though I received a considerable amount of sympathy from the party when I appeared among them, still it was mixed with smiles ami partially concealed laughter, which was most galling to my feelings. It was out of the question that I should remain longer In this single garment than WJIS absolutely necessary, so 1 d<v termilied to at once return to C— and claim my clothes. Fortunately tlic man who had brought those of Dan* vers had not returned and I was thus enabled to obtain a lift haek, otherwise I should have had to walk, as th< carriages had returned at once, before my misfortune became known. The party all came down to the road to see mo start, and now, as 1 look hack on the incident, I can for give the laughter they indulged in, foi I certainly must have looked vers curious no hat, no boots or stockings, only a military coat ou a blazing day in July. Just as I was starting Harris said : " Mind you are hack again ir time for the dinner ; you are entitles to a seat by me, remember." " You may be sure I shall not be a moment longer than I can help," I replied and away we drove, " Now my troubles aro over," I thought; hut 1 had calculated wrongly, f>r no soonei had I entered the town gates than 1 was arrested by the sentry on duty for appearing in the public streets without the full complement* of regimentals In vain I urged in the best Herman I could cominurtd that I was not M soldier, and endeavored to explain how 1 came to he in the get-up at all, hut he would not hear a word, and for two mortal hours I was locked up in the guard-house Ix-foro 1 was taken to thr superior officer. Hero I again went through an explanation, and this time with more effort, as I was liberated after receiving a warning to he inore careful in future, and make better arrangements about my clothe* when next I swam down the Rhine. I didn't waste much time in getting my belongings and dressing, and was eoon driving bark to M . When I arrived there 1 found dinner had been over some time, and I had to content myself with a solitary meal as every one had wandered off in various directions. Just as I had finished, and was regaining mytempei to some extent, Carrie and lleerher re turned. They were very anxious t> know the cause of my delay, and when I had eoncluded the account of my sufferings, Carrie said: " And now we have something to tell you," and then followed a piece of information wliieh, if I had received it in-fore my nu-al, would have effectually driven away my appetite, and as it was it banished at once and f- rever my idea of making her Mrs. Met truth. From that moment i date my d -like to tier many. To hoc my clothes and he arrested was bad enough, but to lose my sweetheart was worse. 1 left for Kngland the next day, and I have nrWr seen the Rhine since, and I don't rare if I never see it aga.n.— Itotulon Graphic. THE MEILY DOCTOR. Fon WnooriNo ('oro it.—Dried r*d clover bhtssotns, one and one-hall ounces ; boiling water, one pint. Steep for three hours. Dose—one wine glassful, sweetened with honey oi sugar, occasionally during the day. Proposed tiy Dr. Howard Sargent and found curative in ten days or less.— Dr. Footer Jfralth Monthly. CROUP. —We find this simple rem edy going the rounds of our exchanges Take a knife or grater an 1 shave oft in small particles ah >ut at -asp > inf il of alum ; then mix it with twice its amour t of sugar, to make it p eatable, and administer it as quickly as p nasi hie. Almost instantaneous relief will follow. USE or LEMONS. —For all people, in sickness or in health, lemonade ika saf< drink. It corrects biliousness ; it is n specific against worms and skin com plaints. The pipps, crushed, may ale be mixed with water and sugar, an I used as a drink. Lemon juice is the best anti-serohutie remedy know n ; it not only cures the disease, but prevents it Sailors make a daily use of it for this purpose. A physician suggests rubbing of the gums daily with lemon juice td keep them in health. The hands and nails are also kept oh an, white, soft and supple by daily use of lemon instead of s<iap. It a!so pre vents chilblain*. Lemon nscd in Ini r mittent fever is mixed with strong, hot black tea <# OOffc, without an gar. Neuralgia may be cure I by rulioutg the part affect oil w.tli i-iroa. It is valuable, also to cure warts and to destroy dandrdff on the li at. by rubbing the roots Of the fiafr with it. In fact, its usee are maatfol I, an I t i more we apply it externally, the > tv and more healthy we nil alt find ou ss-ivee. CLIPPINGS FOIt TIIE CUUIOUH. The obscure German town of Kllng enhergon-Main has become so rich from a large Interest in quarries that not only are there no taxes, but every burgher is presented with (25 at Christinas. In Japan, in honor of a deity having the head of dog. the different streets of each town contribute to the mainte nance of a certain number of dogs ; they have their hslgitigs, and persons are especially appointed to take care of tiiein when sick. Adam Kirpen lias a heard twelve feet long and proportionately heavy, and by means of it lie has not only lived twenty-two years without work, hut hasaccumulutisl considerable prop erty in Chicago, lie travels through the West selling Ids photographs. An industry, the magnitude of which would certainly not ho suspected, is the manufacture of paper patterns for dresses and wearing apparel. In New York alone there are reported to be nohrss than ten such establishments, which consume many tons of paper and dispose of many thousand dollars' worth of such goods all over the coun try. An early account of New York, pub lished in 17<H, sp -ales of Dit h-built mills for saw ing timber, one of which would do more work in an hour than fifty men in two days. Sawmills \v< re erected on Manhattan island as early as 1(7Id. A sawmill, down to the el of the last century, was quite a simple affair, an I a mill that then e.t t'lOU was con ihr 1 better than the average. The tremendous power of sea waves was exhibited at Wiek, on the extreme northern coast of Scotland, where a breakwater was Icing built. The outer end was built of three courses of 10b-ton stones, lai 1 <>n a rubble founda tion ; and above thein three courses of large ll jl stones an I on these a mass of concrete built on the spot of cement and rubble. Though tli night to he as immovable as the natural nek. it yield**! to the force of the waves and crumbled to piece*. The mother-turtles lay three times a year, depositing soui'-time* as many as 100 <*ggs at a laying, and carefully covering them up with sand, so that it require* an cxp-rien<-"| as-archer to deter t them. Tli" In bans of the (hunos-o and Amazon obtain from these eggs a kind of clear, sweet oil which they ILV instead of butter. Alrout 5.000 eggs are required to till one of their jar* with oil, yet so abundantly are they dep isit'sl that ab ut 5/M) jars arc put up yearly at the mouth of sine of th<* rivers. The harvest is osti in.it.-I by the acre. ,It app"ars that in the twelve years that have claps--d since the opening of ths' Suez canal the interchange of ani mal life between the Mediterranean sea and the In ban ocean has not rnacln*l tie* dim -unions at tir-t ante i pat-sl. What migration there is is rhielly from the Mediterranean to Hu lled sea. The real pearl oysters are traveling through 'he canal in large numbers, but s • slowly that it will 1* one or two decade* le-fore tln-y will be established in the M sliterranean. A t'n loos Ufxls of Living. The inventor Silver, of Lewiston Me., says a local pap -r, has lsn ex perimenting upon hitnself the past two or three years. For several months he has eaten hut sine meal a day, and that about 10 o'clock in the evening, immediately before retiring, lie works ten hours a slay at his machinist's JMSI without eating or drinking anything. Instead of pining away and dying, Mr. Kilvi-r has gained thirty live pounds in (lush. He is not hungry until iHMltime. lie drinks nothing, neither water milk, tea nor coffee. All the fluids his stoma h receives are from fruits and veg 'tables, which make up the major part of his living. He eats no nu at. a- lie Iwlicvi* animal food is anl inalizing. lis- livi-s mainly on oatmeal and gra am without salt. He eats apples, giapes and all fruits liberally. IDs friends say he is extraordinarily good-natiired, much stronger and liealthis-r. The Pont r of foal. The enormous amount of powrr stor- d up in coal is thus set forth by Prof sor II • rs. The dynamic value of one pound of goml stiam coal is ipiivalent to the work of a day, and t r s- tons are equivalent to twimty v ans' hard work of 800 days t< the y ar. Tlio usual estimate of a fcar lo t sewn is w ill yield one ton of g HSI coal forwery square yard, or a< ut 5,001 tons for wli acre. Each qtlttre mile will theii imntain 8.200,. •* t n, which, in their total capacity f i' the proiu tion of power, are equal lifer of 1.000.000 able-bodied tor weuly yours. LADIES' DEPARTMENT. Marrlar In tldiu. Marriage brokers are quite import nnt business men in Genoa. They have pocketliooks filled with tiie names of tlie marriagelde girls of the different • lasses, witli notes of their figures, per sonal attractions, fortunes, etc. These brokers go about endeavoring to ar range connections; and, when they succeed, they get a commission of two or three per cent, upon tiie portion. Marriage at Genoa is quite a mat ter of calculation, generally settled by the parents or relatives, who often draw up the contract before tiie parties have seen one another, and it is only when everything is arranged, and a few days previously to the marriage ceremony, that the future husband is introduced to his intended partner for life. Should he Hud fiault with her manners or appearance, lie may break off the match on condition of defraying the brokerage and any other expenses incurred. An Arilatlr \ nuii| f.ndv'a Konm. People furnish their rooms now ac" cording to the caprice-.. The personal comes out. The ri' h literary young lady fit> up her room with furniture of an antique pattern, with book eases in dark wood or oak, with a tiled fire place and brass andirons, a Venetian mirror and deep luxurious rug's. Sin has rare engravings and a Sevres writing-tatde. "Simple hut choice,' says one on entering. If she is a fash ionable belle, lu-r room wdl is- fes tooned with pink or blue silk, covered with,or tufted satin let into the walls. Long mirrors will abound, and the furniture will In- of ormolu. The spirit of the Pompadour breathes from this int rior; it is all roses and blue ribiwiiis. The artistic young lady lias three mportant ca price*; a bunch of jx-a/ -k's feathers, a bra*-* pot full of cat-tails and a me dieval candlestick. These are the es sential. Japanese fans as a matter of detail, an ■ use], a few* straight-backed chairs, a brown curtain embroidered with sunflower* ami a Persian cat. Wit it ! tie stiffness* and the prcfer cn< ■ for a < • rt ,in dirty yellow, whieh 1..1 i" me tiie passion of tiie follow er-of i imii ije ll: wn, the** modern S'stiieti. s do ■ met.:: • s make very pretty rooms. They are quaiht and iniiividual, but there is no doulK tlia' "tiie high artistic craze" has pro duced some very ugly effects. Tiie severe stiffness of the cat-tail has entered much into modern em broidery. Every on feels for the stork which has stood so long on one leg. "The little lilie* lank end tan. Each stork and ran flower sjirsy." all are stiff and dismal. They are tiie pendants to the "b an disciples <>f Hume-Jones." Tic- Pos'letbwaites and Itunthorne* and tlu-ir female adorer* look like a stork on one leg. Tin* hero of a modern ■•sthctic comtsly says, as the highest synonym of despair, " I feel like a roin without a dado." ' It is one of the plea*ant*t caprices of modern luxury tliat women have their bedrooms and lmud"ini furnished In colors tliat will set off their favorite dresses, and add ehina to match the bedroom. Bonnets are smaller. llraiding is a popular trimming. Ostrich feathers are much worn. Hiding-habits grow a little longer. Hairdressing is" losing its simplicity. Waists of Paris dresses are very long. The French twist is revived in Paris. I.aers of all kinds arc worn to ex cess. Guipure Spanish lace is a favorite in millinery. School suits for hoys are still made with knee trousers. Valenciennes lace is again revived in attractive patterns. - Claret color and pink combine hcAU tifully in new costumes. | Chenille enters largely into trim ming* for both cloaks and dresses. The new cloaks Ire very long. Flow ered satines are used as cloak lining*. Haglans are introduced in placa of the ulster, which is now a thing of the past. Fine French cashmeres have not been so fashionable for a long time as at present,. Hucklesof all kinds, antique, modern, medieval, metallic and Jeweled, will lie very fashionable. The richest trimming of the season are velvet hands embroidered in open designs with silk Hons. Court trains sloped to a point like a i bird's tail are worn with tha pointed bodice* of evening dresses. Jackets are made of all kinds of cloths, of velvet, plush, satin, hroeade cheviots and jersey webbing. Silk Jersey cloths come In shades of white for the corsage* of brtdemaids* and other white evening dresses. Jet and metal buttons come in hand ""ine improved designs that, make them suitable for the richest costume*. New < to fatten cloaks are wooden masks with open mouths; other clasps are animals' 10-ads of bronze or silver. < arpets covering the entire floor are not ho fashionable a* rug* ami mat* 1 on a line hard wood stained or floor. Jean Haptiste eloth i* th<; French J name for ;t n<*w enmelVhair ltt is a* soft an an Indian ehudda, but haa a rough finish. Sealskin is not to have exclusive sway this wint'-r, but is to share the honors with ermine, which is the newt elegant of all fur. New MUCH take such names as elec tric, coii. lit., gentian, infantry, hussar, and darker shades approaching indigo are called iiujieria!. IJalhriggan stockings come iri super fine qualities HI high art colors, oil tmilcd, and warranted n<it to fade in washing <.r wearing. Women who wear hustle generally seem to have curvature of the spine, hut it is only artificial and accidental crookedness of the tournure. Fruit designs sucli as strawherri'-s, plums and pears, arc on tiie newest hr-cade-,horw-sh *• patterns are of raised velvet on a corded surface. Network of silk cords with droop ing tass. 1h is used to give the apjn-ar ance of vests and aprons on French dresses of corded Sieilienne and velvet. Ilich silks and novelty woolen dr<-ss stuffs show designs in shaded halls, drop*. rings, eggs, and pear-shajiod figures in changeable colors on grounds 1 of t< ria cotta, hu->-ar blue, and other fashionable tints. < An Interestlar Lion story. The memory of tii<- linn was iwrvnl in it* ancient haun'slong after it had become extinct. The M<-nf <>f one of the j.r-tti--t i>t'iri<-s told by .T'liari is laid in Mount Pangs mn which, fr ;n mention by Xen<>phon must have been a famous haunt for lions : Ku iernu" t'-!N the tale that :n I'an ganm in Thrace ate ar attacked ttic lair of a Lon uhib it was unguarded and kilhsl the cult* that were too small and too w > iik to defend themselves. And w hen the father and the mother came home from hunting somewhere, and saw their children lying dead they were much aggrieved and attacked the l<ear ; hut she wa afraid and climbed up into a tree w fa>t as sj,.- could and settled herself down. try ing to avoid the attack. Now. when they saw that they could not avenge themselves on her. tlie lioness did not cease to watch the tree, but sat down in ambush at tlie f.*.t, eying the 1 ■>nr. that w.is covered with blood, ltut the lion, as it were, with out purpose and ilistrauglit with grief, after the manner of a man. rushed off to the mountains, and chanced to light on a wood-cutter, who, in terror, let fall his ax ; but the lion fawneu upon him, ami reaching up saluted him as widl as he could, and licked his face ! with his tongue. And the man took courage. Then the lion encircled hiin with his tail, and led him, and did ' not suffer him to leave bis ax liehind, but pointed with his foot for it to i>e , taken np. And when the man did not understand he took it up in his mouth and reached it to him. Then be fol lowed while the lion led him to his den. And when the lioness saw him she came and m ule signs, looking at the pitiable spectacle, and then up at the lioar. Then the man perceived and understood that the lion had suf fered cruel wrong from the lear. and cut down the tree with might and main. And the tree fell, and the lions tore the lear in pieces; but the man the lion led luvk again, safe and sound, to the place where he lighted on him, and returned him to the very tree he had been cutting.— Popular Scienct Monthly. • The Woman t'oriectcd Him. One day recently a curious scene was witnessed in the Hue Descartes, Paris where a man was hawking a pamphlet —"How to Correct Women"—and loudly crying his wares. A young woman, incensed at the title of the book, indicted a sound slap on the hawker's face; other members of the tender sex Joined their champion, and gave the unfortunate w retch a severe drubbing, sratteringthe offending pam phlets in the mud of the pavement. Some men took the part of the vendor, and a general scuffle ensued. A regu lar scrimmage went on for half an hour, hats, caps, bonnets and false hair flying in all directions. Finally, the female contingent retreated in disor der. and the hawker left the neighbor hood, vowing that he woukt never again attempt to sell inflammatory [ brochures in that quarter of Paris.