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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1879.
The Keystone Slate and Famous
UY ItEV. O. W. SCOTT.
Tho land -of William Term Is one of
great interest. It is in many respects one
of remarkable physical features, famous
in history, and rich in vegetable and min
Oue of tha most interesting sections of
Pennsylvanii is tlio celebrated "Wyoming
Valley, situated along the Susquehanna
River nnl in Luzerne county. The wealth
of this valley is woll nigh immeasurable.
Millionaires abound on every side. Land
is worth from S500 to $1,500 per acre,
owing to the rich layers of coal found
iK'neatli the surface, of which thousands
of tons are mined and sent to market
daily. In many places over $20,000 of
coal is excavated from boneath an ncre of
land, but to " mine it," i. o..to build " the
ahaft," and erect ' tho breaker," and lay
extra track, and purchase and place ma
chinery, U so expensive, often costing
from c?20,tWO to $300,000, that tho firs1
cost of the land is comparatively small
(though large really).
Tho land itself is very fertilo, and much
can bo sold for $1,000 per acre, and coal
interest reserved. The staples are wheat,
potatoes, tobicco, (alas! that we must add
fiis latter vegotable), and fruits, consist
ing of poaches, pears, grapes, plums,
The physical beauty of this section is a
great nt'raetion. Ascending Kingston
.Mountain, and one of tho most charming
views burst upon tho vision that this land
cm afford. The valleys of the Susque
hanna and Lacawanna are in full view for
nearly thirty miles, tlio two forming a
junction and flowing onward by the capi
tal, (Harrisburg), and emptying into the
Alogg those valleys lie cities and villages
scattered in profusion, and from our out
look somo fifty coal breakers are in view.
Around tho breakers are hugo pilos of
" culm," (the rofuso of dust and small
coal), and these aro formed in dumps at
least twenty-live feet in height, and so
many of them as to cover oftentimes sev
ernl acres of land.
lleucath tho valley are four layers of
coal of varying thickness, lying from two
hundred to one thousand feet below the
surface. At the " Baltimore breaker "
the visitor may descend one thousand six
hundred feet before reaching the bottom of
tho shaft. This is descending into the
bowels of the earth emphatically the deep
est mine of the valley. Not far from the
" Baltimore " are the ' plains," an as
coii.liiig railroad, up tho mountain, opera
ted by stationary engines and an endless
Over " the plains " one thousand five
hundred cars of coal often pass in a day.
This is a portion of tho Lehigh and Sus
quehanna railroad, and shows the coal
transoitalion patronago which this one
mail enj iys. Now add to this tho extensive
tmii-iiiort.ition by two other heavy roads,
and an climate may be approximately
reached with reference to tlio milling in
terests of Wyoming Valley and vicinity.
The iiicomo from some of these coal
lands is very I trge. Uno single proprietor
with whom 1 am acquainted receives
nearly .-'j,oO) per year, and this ho re
ceives, by conditions of the contract,
c ry year, whether there bo tho contract
ed amount taken from tho mine, or none
nt all. Not all, of course, receive such
inoomos, but oftentimes the revenue is
very large, and tho annual dividends
eminently satisfactory to the stockholders.
A short diittanco west of us is the fa
mous Avondalo in i no where, in 18GD, one
hundred ami eight miners lost their lives
bv the burning of the breaker and shaft.
My readers will recall tho sad tragedy.
The lo'is of lifu resulted from this fact,
that tho mino had no second opening, or
shaft, or "slope" (which the law now re
quires), out of which tho men could
escape. Thus caught, with no way of
egress, they were suffocated.
It is marvelous what heroism those
miners exhibit nt times. Though their
acquaintances nro killed by falling rock:
or roof of tlio " breast " which they are
working, or by tho explosion of " fire
damp," there are others who step instantly
to the front to take their places. An
illustration of this statement was seen at
the Avondalo tlisaster. When the flames
of the burning shaft had been only partially
subdued, such anxiety was felt to know
the fate of tho men below, that volunteers
were called for to go to their aid. Hardly
had the call gone out before four men
fully appreciating the dangor, stopped for
ward, men of splendid form and physique,
and prepared to descend the shaft by
stripping to tho waist, that nothing should
bind the chest, and so impede tho infla
lion of the lungs.
They had scarcoly been lowered fifty
feet before tho wholo party were drawn
up, two dead, and tho others unconscious
asphyxiated by the terrible gas with which
the mino was tilled, and which had boon
generated by tho flames and tho stopping
of the " fan " that ventilated tho mino,
Instantly four more robust men stopped
to tako their places, and as they wero
lowered down the shaft came near sharing
the tragic fate of their companions. Tho
miners seem unacquainted with fear, and
although badly injured by explosions or
otherwise, seldom hesitate to takoa second
or third risk. When we reflect upon the
large number of serious and often fatal
a'cidenta weekly, if not daily, occurring
in Ui'iso mines, wo can but appreciate and
recognize that our coil costs much
human suffering, if not in money.
Che best of stove coal, " monkey roller
dim' nut, " a It Is called, retails ho re at
1 1 U0 per ton, or $2.50 dolivered. Quite
a difference between this and $8.00 or
10.00 for the same at the Vermont and
Saw II ittipshire capital cities. It is seen
t once that tho extra cost in New England
.unit through freight charges and profits
to the wholesaler and retailor.
The lii-torloal Interest that centers in
.hi valley is largely connected with the
so tailed " Wyoming massacre," which
occurred July 3d, 1773. Tho British and
tories under a Major Butler, and a large
party of Mohawk Indians under Brandt
came down the Lacawanna Valley and
attacked and laid wasto this fruitful vale.
The settlers (men from Connecticut)
hearing of the approach of their savage
foe galthered in " Forty Fort," mustering
three hundred men. They resolved to
hazard a battle with tho enemy, and sal
lied frfrth lacking proper drill and wise
leadership. The invading force numbered
about nine hundred, the majority of which
were Mohawks. By some strange fatality
tho settlers allowed thcwsolves to be
drawn into ambush, whon they were sur
rounded and a terrible massacro began,
which only ended with the actual slaugh
ter of two-thirds of tho American force.
The remainder flod to tho fort, and taking
wife and children, scattered in all direc
tions, many of whom were overtaken and
slain, or perished in the wilderness and
on the mountains. A few lived to return
again after the valley had leon cleared
of the cnomy by General Sullivan, and
their descendants reside here to-day.
L ist year, July 4, 1878, on the centen
nial anniversary of the slaughter of their
ancestors, theso descendants gathered
around a fiuo monument oreotod in 1816
and held imposing ceremonies. The
president, Mr. Hayes, and Secretaries
Sherman and Devens were present by
special invitation, and participated in the
eremony of tho hour. A great concourse
of people were present to honor the occa
sion and greet tho chief magistrate of the
ition, and his advisers. The monument
s sixty-two feet in hight, and contains
tablets upon which are inscribed the
imcs of tho slain on that ill-starred day,
ind also the names of the survivors of tho
ittle. The monument is erected over
tho place where tho bones (gathered three
months after tho conflict) of one hundred
and sixty of the victims were buried.
Space (i. o. tho lack of it) forbids adding
many incidents that might be of genoral
interest to tho reader. But possibly more
From the foregoing, lot no ono think
that this beautiful valley is, free from ira
perfection. It is not. Tho city of the
lead lies just along side the city of the
iving here as elsewhere. It vvould bo nn
iden but for sin and its consequonces.
Two things especially detract from its
loveliness intemperance and ague. The
alter is bud, but the former worse.
Methodism is wealthy and numerous
more so than any othor denomination
She sustains a vigorous institution of
learning at Kingston the heart of the
valley called tho " Wyoming Conference
Seminary and Commercial College." The
nterests aro managed with marked sue'
coss by ono ot V erniont s sons, liov.
David Copelatid, Ph. D D. I)., whose
father, an honored member of tho Ver
mont conference of tho M. E. church
now in tho scar of life, resides in Barre,
fliis institution sent forth twenty-seven
graduates at its last commencement in
June, several of them of special ability
tnd promise, and who, after further acii'
lomie or theological drill, purpose to enter
the ministry of the .M. E. church, cither
n America or as missionaries in foreign
Quito a coincidence is found hero in tho
fact that in tho faculty of tho school spok
en ol abovo, anil in tlio M. h. parsonage
lose by, there aro found fivo former stu-
lonts of old Nowbury Seminary, four of
whom are graduates, and four out of six
New Englundors here aro Verinonters
and proud of their native state. None
need but feel prido for a state that has
iven a Eooto and Edmunds to the Senate,
and a Fisk and an Olin to the ministry.
Good Behavior in Our Schools.
REASONS 1'OIt AOUl'TINO A SYSTEM OF IN
STRUCTION ON GOOD liKHAVlOR FOR
OUH IHSTKICT SCHOOLS.
Ily Ukn'l .1. W. Phki-ps.
1st. The law requires it; a law to that
effect having boon on the statute books for
many years, without receiving proper at
2d. Tliero is need of particular atten
tion being paid to tlio manners ot our
school children in ordor to aid the laws
against the constant tendency of liberty to
tin into license.
3d. Good behavior is self-government,
which ought to bo tho first lesson taught
in a self-governing country.
4th. Tho same general system of good
behavior should bo taught in all our dis
trict schools alike, both of the village or
town, and country ; and tho system should
bo that whjoh is approved by the usages of
the best society throughout Christendom.
5th. Little or nothing should be left to
the discretion of teachers; but everything
should be referred, as far us possible, to
the system adopted, and to the reflections
of tho pupil.
Oth. Thu system proposed is to use n
small reader, which shall contain the well
established rules of good behavior as oh
served ut the present day in the polito so.
ciety of Europo and America. It is thu
design lhat tho pupil, whilo learning tho
practico of reading, in his classes at
school, shall read through this reador once
in each torru, which will occupy probably
two or three weeks. All in school, includ
ing tho tcacher,.will thus hoar it read, and
will thus gradually and insensibly come to
have their manners toned to the highest
and best standard.
7th. This exercise is designed to bo as
constant during tho early school days of
each pupil as tho exercises In any othor
kind of reading, in writing, in geography,
in arithmetic, or in any other branch of
8th. Good behavior is not to be taught
by questions and answers ; it is not to be
dinned into the child ; nor is tho child to
be supposed capable of acquiring a
knowledge ot it in a low lessons; or in a
few months; or in a year, or two or three;
but it is a mutter that should be begun
early, and be allowed to grow up with its
growth, naturally, with as little constraint
as possiblo. It should be left to be appro
priated by the child's intelligence, as the
food which It eats is left to bo assimilated
by the digestive organs.
Such is the system proposed; and until
a better one is suggested, it would be well
to give it a trial ; especially us no harm
could possibly come of it; for tho child
while pursuing it, is learning tho exercise
of reading. No other kind of readme for
two or three weeks, not even that ubout
" cock-robin,'' could bo more profitable.
As a now building cannot last long
without having attention paid to it in the
way of repairs, so every good Institution
of man noeds similar attention.
In the early days of our district schools
they were often visited, we may say su
perintended, by educated clergymen, un
der a uniform system of roligious training,
in which reading tho Bible, repeating the
catechism and attendance on family wor
ship were prevailing elements. Our win
ter schools were usually taught by men
who were able to assort authority, who did
assert it, and who were sustained (not
prosecuted at tho law) in its assertion.
All of this is now greatly changed, and a
corresponding change in the inculcation of
good bohavior is rendered necessary.
Tho population of Vermont is not ma
terially greater than it was thirty or forty
years ago; and now we have a refurni
school, while we had nono then. Why is
this, unless family government, religious
training and good behavior aro deterior
ating? Aro not offorls at prevention
wisely directed? What proportion of our
families now, compared with those of half
a century ago, know what good behavior
is? Would a good treatise on tho subject
injure or benefit any household which it
The system proposed has been advocated
for many years ; and It would seem that
in the absenco of any other system, tho
community ought to give it a careful con
sideration. It has been commended by
the highest educational authorities in the
country, the state of Vermont included.
By morely shutting tho eyes to the matter,
or meeting it with indifference, apathy or
timidity, or leaving it to tho enterprise
and intelligence of other states, we effect
nothing worthy of our institutions or our
selves. The providential motivo of letting
well alone, operates very ruinously to the
interests of tho state if it goes to tho extent
of letting bad alone.
After this system had been advocated
before tho teachers' meetings of tlio state
for several years.to thoir general approval,
I believe, it was then, some nine or ten
years ago, laid belore the Board ot educa
tion, who acted on it in their official ca
pacity, and highly commended it. The
question now, amidst tho changes that
have been going on, has at last been
brought to tho attention of somo two
hundred or moro school superintendents,
some of whom will npprovo it, somo dis
approve it, and many, doubtless, will
think it safe to " let things tako thoir
course," and do nothing at all in tho case.
In abandoning tlio farther pursuit of
tho question, as we per force must needs
do, wo would respectfully beg permission
to leave it to the reflections of the people
of tho state.
A brother of Mrs. Horsey, who left a
fortuno to Jeff Davis in her will, gays her
enthusiasm in tho cause of southern inde
pendence amounted to u mania, and she
believod no reward too great for tho head
rebel's "great work." But it must be
admitted that sho was no moro crazy than
lots of living southern women on that,
There is a good deal of suggestion in this
paragraph: " A state superintendent who
had mode, during a long term of office,
hundreds of visits to ungraded country
schools, declared that he never once saw a
teacher conducting a recitation without a
text book in her hand ; that ho seldom
saw cither teacher or pupils at the black
board ; that He never saw a school globe
actually in uso; that lie nover saw a
teacher give an object lesson ; that ho
never heard a lesson on morals or man
ners; that he never saw but ono school
cabinet; that he never saw a reading class
trained to stand erect and hold a book
properly; that ho never heard a teacher
give a lesson in local geography ; that
classes, when asked to point north, uni
formly pointed upward to the zenith; that
lie nover heard a spelling lesson dictated
in which the teacher did not mispronounce
ono or moro words; ami that lie never
found a school where thu pupils bad been
trained to write a letter, either business or
A Soai Mine. A natural soap mino
has been struck in Elko county, Nov. It
is a remarkablo stratum, that rests hori
zontally in a sleep bluff of volcanic matter
which Uanks tho eastern side ot Biinlh s
Creek Valley, ltio stratum ot steatite is
from three to ten foot in diameter. It is
easily worked, and tho farmers, cattle
men and sheep herders in that region all
uso the natural article for washing imp.
poses. Chemically considered, this pecu
liar clay is a hydratcd silicate ol alumuia,
magnesia, potash and limo. When the
steatite is first dug from the stratum it
looks like immenso masses of mottled
Castile soap, the mottling element being
a small percentage of iron oxide. A few
days ago Professor Stewart, of Virginia
City, received a sample of tho soup, pre
pared by a firm in Elko, who have under
taken to introduce it into the market. It
is similar in nppoaranco to tho Castile
soap sold in large bars. Nothing is added
to the mineral but a trifle more alkali and
some scenting extracts. Its dutersivo
qualities are as powerful as those of any
Curious Impostuues. When Moore
Carew, the" king of the beggars," among
his numerous impostures had a well
peppered raw beefsteak placed around his
leg to simulute disease, he only used one
of many clever dodges to Impose on the
charitable. Fever lias been imitated by
swallowing tobacco, tho tonguo whitened
by chalk and the cheeks heated by rub
bing. Tho appearance of ulcers is ob
tained by cluing a bit of spleon or tho
(skin of a frog to the parts supposed to be
nilcctod and keeping tnem moist with
blood and water. They are created by the
use of oorrosives, and their healing pre
vented by the application of irritants. An
obstinate sore limb has before now boen
cured by locking It up in a box. Pricking
the gums to show actual spitting of blood,
eating roughly powdered glass to produco
internal hemorrhage, making soap pills
for epileptic frothing at the mouth, feign
ing insanity, and lying rigid to simulate
catalepsy, are all trioks familiar to prison
officials. Even doctors may sometimes
be deceived by Impostors who display so
much Ingenuity in tho art of deception.
Those who gorge shell fish for the sake of
getting nettle rash, who put lime in their
eyes to inflame them, and even thrust a
needle down to the lens of the eye to get
a cataract, furnish a few of the forms of
imposition resorted to at times either to
evade punishment or escape military
Till'. WOKI.lt Fltll.U TUB H1DBWAI.K.
Did you ever stand in the crowded street.
In the tfliire ot tho city lamp,
And lint to the tread of the million feet
in their quaintly musical tramp?
A. th? snoring crowd a-o to and fro
'Tie a pleasant siht,l ween.
To mark the figures that come andiro
lu the cver-uhauKius acone.
Here tho publican walks with the ainner proud
And the priest in bin Kloomy cowl.
And Dives walk? iu the motley crowd
With Lazarus, cheek by Jowl.
And the daughter of toll w lth her fresh young heart.
As pure as her Botless f ame.
Keeps step with the woman who makes her wart
lu thu haunts of sin and ahame.
How lightly trips the country lass
lu the midst of the city'a ills 1
Ab freshly pure as the daisied Brass
That groWB on her natlvo hills.
And the beggar, too. with his hungry eye
' Aud hiH loan, wan face and crutch,
dives a bli'ssiug the same to the pasier-by.
As he gives him little or much.
When time lias beaten the world's tattoo,
And in dusky armor dight
Is treading with echoless footsteps through
The gloom of the silent nltfbt,
How raauy of those shall be daintily fed
Aud shall sink to slumbers sweet,
While many will go to a sleepless bed
With never a crumb to eat 1
Ah me ! when the hours go Joyful by ,
How little we stop to heed
Our brothers' aud sisters' despairing cry
lu thi'ir woo and their bitter need 1
Yet such a world as the angels sought
This world of ours we'd call.
If the brotherly love that the Father taught
Was felt by each for all.
Vet in a few short years aud this motley throng
Will .11 have passed away.
And tho rich aud the poor and the old and the young
Will bo undistinguished clay.
And lips that laugh and lips that moan
Khali in silence aliko be scaled.
And some will lio uuder a utatoly stone
And some in the Potters' Field 1
Hut tho nun will bo shining Just as bright,
And so will the silver moon,
Aud just such a crowd will be here at night.
And Just such a crowd at noon.
And men will bo wicked aud women will sin.
As over since Adam's full.
With the same old world to labor iu,
And tin same God over all.
A . It. Duett, t'n Sew York Keening rost.
The Boyhood of a Great Engineer.
Colonel W. C. Church, edition of tho
Army and Navij Journal, contributes to
tlio April Scribner a notable paper on
Ericsson, the engineer, inventor of steam
firo engines, the screw propeller, the
Monitor, etc. Mr. Ericsson, heretofore so
steadily avoided public mention that tho
present sketch will bo to many the tirsl
uleiiuato account 01 this cnteresting per
son. As win do seen Dy tne ionowing
extract from tho magazine, with Ericsson
is with others, " the child is father to the
Beforo lie was elovon years old, during
the winter of 181.1, John had produced a
sawmill of ingenious construction and had
planned a pumping engine designed to
clear tho mines of water. The frame of
the sawmill was of wood; the sawblade
was made from a watch spring, and the
crank which nctuated it was cast from
broken tin snoon. A file, borrowed from
a neighboring blacksmith, to cut tho saw
teeth, a gimlet and the ubiquitious Jack
knife, were the only tools available for
this woik. A much more ambition!
undertaking was the pumping engine
The year before, when only nine yoars o;
age.voung Ericsson had made tho acquaint
ance of drawing instruments in one of the
Iraught ollices of the grand ship canal o.
Sweden, and learned how these instru
ments wero used to lay out the work oi
instruction in advance. Meanwhile, his
father had removed to the depths of a pine
forest whoro he selected the timber for
the lock-gates of tho canal. In this wil
derness, a iiuill and a pencil wero the
hoy's utmost resources in tho way of
drawing tools. Like Crusoo on his island,
he had to begin at the beginning. He
made compasses of birch wood with nee
dles inserted in the ends of the legs. A
pair of steel tweezers obtained from his
mother's dressing case were converted
into a drawing pen, nnd the same good
mother was persuaded, after much en
treaty, to allow her sable cloak to be
robbed of hair enough to provide material
for two small brushes with which to apply
the coloring at that timo deemed essential
in all mechanical drawings. The pump
ing machine was to bo operated by a wind
mill, and hero the youthful inventor was
at fault. Ho had heard much about a
windmill, but had never seen ono. Follow,
ing, as well as ho could, the description of
those who bad had tho happiness to view
this wonderful machine, he succeeded in
constructing on paper the mechanism,
connecting the crank of the windmill shaft
with the pump levers, but how to turn
the mill to the changing wind ho could
not divine. Fortunately John's father
made a visit to tho windmill, and in
desribing what he had seen, spoko of a
"ball and socket joint." The hint was
sufficient; tho boy rushed to his drawing
table and soon added a ball and socket
joint where tho connecting rod lor the
driving crams joined the pump lever,
with the execution of this drawing began
John Ericsson's mechanical career. The
plan conceived and executed under such
discouraging circumstances by a mere
child attracted the attontion of Admiral
Count Platen, the president of the Gotha
ship canal, on which Ericsson's father was
employed, and one ot nweden s great men.
"Continue as you have begun and you
will one day produco something extraor
dinary, prophisied tho count ol his younir
protcic. Richly has the prophesy been
Ericsson was appointed a cadot in the
Swedish corps of mechaninal engineers
when he was twelve yoars oid, was soon
after promoted to niveltcur (lovelier), anil
at the ago of thirteen was put in charge of
n section of the ship canal over which his
friend, the count, presided, bix hundred
of tlio royal troops, at work upon this
section looked for directions in their daily
work to this child, among whose necessary
attendants was one who lollowcd alter
him with the stool upon which he stood to
raise limiscll to tne height ol his levelling
instruments. Tho amusements of this boy
engineer aro indicated by his possession at
tho age of lifleon of a portfolio of drawings
made m Ins leisure moments giving maps
of tho most important parts of the grand
canal, three hundred miles in length, and
showing all the machinery and imple
ments used in its construction. Many
important works upon this canal, which
opens nn inland channel across Sweden
from the Baltic to tho North sea, were
constructed from drawings made by Erics
son at an ago when he might rather have
been expected to be found playing foot
ball. A few days ago Wombwell's menagerie
visited Tenbury in England. Among the
animals is a very fine elephant, " Lizzie."
This animal was nttacked with a violent
lit of colic. A local npolhocary of con
siderable skill us a n nnimal doctor was
called into the menagorio when the life of
the animal was despaired ol. By his vig
orous efforts and skillful treatment the life
of the nnimal was saved. The elephant,
" Lizzie," did not forget hor doctor, for
on the procession coming down Seme
street three days later she immediately
recognized the chemist at the door of his
shop, and going to him. gracefully placed
her trunk in his hand. The chemist visited
the exhibition at night, and met with an
unexpected reception from his former
patient. Gently seizing the "doctor
with her trunk, the elephant eneircled him
with it to the terror of the audience, who
expected to see him crushed to death. It
was some time before the animal could be
induced to go away from the dootor,
Miss Mulock's Cakf.ek. Sho was
obliged to write for her daily bread, and,
that she might forget how miserable she
was, she wrote a great deal, ut course,
with all this practice and with her vast
experience in sorrow lor her pen was
one actually dipped in tears she wrote
bettor nnd better, till finally this retiring.
grief-stricken woman awoke to find herself
famous. Her first novel, " I he Ogilvies,"
was very successful, and was published in
JtHU, when Miss Mulock was only iwemy
three, but her great ma6terpicco, " John
Halifax, Gentleman," did not appear till
1857. In 1861 a pension of sixty pounds
a year was awarded Miss Mulock.
All this fame and unnuahhed success
doubtless assuaged her grief and helped to
make life endurable; but to ono witu such
a loving heart and such quick sympathies,
bereft of a homo and without a relation,
her life was still very sad and lonely.
But in 1805 Capt. Goo. Eillio Craik, an
officer in the English army, who had been
in the Crimea, met Miss Mulock, and al
though some years her junior addressed
her and succeeded in winning her hand.
They have proved most congonial com
panions, andthcir married life has been
all that they could wish, with but one ex
ception. The woman whose love for chil
dren amounts almost to a passion, and
who wrote " Philip, my King," has been
denied the happiness of feoling baby fin
gers upon her cheeks or of ever hoaring
h-rself called mother. This is a severe
sorrow, but even this pain has been par
tially assuaged. Strangely enough, one
dark, rainy night, while sho and her hus
band were speaking of children and of the
joy and brightness they bring to so many
dwellings, there came n loud ring nt the
bell and then a furious knocking. On
opening the door, lying upon the sill, they
found a basket enclosed in many wrap
pings. When thoy wore removed, they
gdiseorercd a lovoly little baby only a few
hours old. The child was wrapped in one
roll itftornnothcr of India muslin, and on
its breast was pinned a note begging Mrs.
Craik to be kind to the little waif thus
brotght to her door, and assuring hor that
no mean blood flowed iu its veins. Ten
derly she lifted tho little thing in her lov
ing arms, nnd her heart opened as warmly
to take in tlio poor little deserted creature.
Thoj called the child Dorothea, God
given, and she is now their legally adopt
ed daughter whom no one can take from
them, not even the parents who so cruellv
deserted her. The littlo girl is most ten
derly attached to the only mother and
father sho has ever known. Mrs. Craik's
happv homo is in tho vienity of Kichmond
Let us bone that sho has left her sorrows
all behind her, and that whilo she lives no
pain or grief shall ever again cross her
pcacelul path. LliriMian union.
Amusements at Sea. All tho Cunard
and other large steamships possoss a good
library for light reading, besides there aro
usually manv little solacements lor le
lieving the tedium of tho first-class passen
gers. Whon the weather is fine tliero are
games of shuflleboard on the dock that
draw a number ot players nnd on-looKers
The pieces of wood aro flat disks, easily
handled m shoving tnem along to n goal
as in the case of bowls. This forms an
agreeablo recreation and affords good ex
erciso. When out door amusement is
impracticable the saloon has its cluster of
passengers busy at something or other,
One party will be playing whist; another
is eagerly watching a game at chess; a
third partv will bo listening to a tnriuin
taloof the sea by an old salt; a fourth
partv is attending to a game ot backgam
mon. In tho evening, when lamps aro
lighted, there is somotimes a kind of
musical concert, for which an obliging
vouns ladv. or perhaps a musically in
clinetl purser, presides at the piano. Often
in ships of this description tliero is a
good deal of heavy betting. Tho bets
will be as to tho day and hour ot arrival
it port, what will bo tlio number ot tho
first pilot boat that presents itself, and so
on; somo ot the Deis ueing sunioienuy
ridiculous and the causo ot much iun, out
also the loss of a good deal of money. In
all tho well regulated vessels the ship
officers are strictly excludod from bet
ting. Tho youngsters who liappcn to
bo on board have their own amusements
in the games and sports of children, lo
these juveniles tho cow is an object of
much interest. The poor animal which is
remiired for the sake of its milk, occupies
(at we havo it) a booth at tlio corner of
one of the paddlo boxes. Tliero, well
bedded nnd tied up cow fashion, it is ob
served munching its food with the most
perfect placidity, although a thousand
miles from home and tho sea all around
with long sweeping waves, might be sup
posed to disturb its equanimity. For nir
it has .a door, with the upper part left
onrn. Stretchins; over tho lower half-
door, the children look in nnd make their
comments on the comfortable quarters,
speak of the nice smell of the hay and
wonder if the' cow is ever seasick. We
have seldom seen a fractious child in arms
who has not been soothed by being treated
to ft look at the cow. This practice of
taking cows to sea is ono of the luxuries
of modern traveling. A concern such as
the Cunard has an establishment of cows
at Liverpool and Now York, and there is
a change of animals each voyago. A
curious life that for a cow. Twelve days
browsing in a field and stretching its legs
and the next twelvo crossing tho Atlantic.
If one of theso cows could write the story
of its life, it might tell of having crossed
the Atlantic one hundred and fifty timos
and seen a good deal of tho world. trom
How to Protect Carpets from
Wobms. In the course of an interview
with Dr. Hagen.that distinguished scientist
remarked to a representative of the Boston
Journal that new carpets should be treated
at thd outset us though infested. If they
are well beaten and left in tho sun two or
three davs. being turned several times,
they will be freod from every vestige of
tha Dost, although after they are put down.
there should be frequent examinations of
the edges if the bugs nave ever been in
tne house, tjiosciy niiu noors aro m tiieiu
selves a safeguard, and the filling of any
of the crevices with soft tallow will give
additional security against invasion. Iho
tallow can be worked in well, and then
the floors might be covered with heavy
paper so that the carpets shall not be
greased. The larvae could not posfibly
travel where tallow is placed. Insect
powder is useless.nnd kerosene or benzine
has a vile odor, which makes the remedy
noarly as bad as the disease. In reply to
a statement that in the writer's home tho
experiment had been tried of putting strips
ol cotton clotu over crevices in tne uoor.
Tit. Ilnrvon mIH. " Thtit. la nn excellent
idea. 5'he larva? do not eat cotton, and
probably could not work their way through
it. You will Hud, I think, that you are
very well protected. Still it would be just
as well to give tho carpets a thorough
outdoor treatment as 1 have suggested."
Profanity. To all who nro afflicted
with the habit of profanity, and who are
desirous of curing themselves of it the
Louisville Courier-Journal suggests that,
as a beginning, thoy resolve and rigidly
adhere to the resolution, that whenever
they foel a disposition to swear they will
take no other name in vain except that
of the Azteo god of war, Huitzilopochtll.
That will give their anger a chanoe to
cool nnd to disappear before they get to
the other end of tho word, and they will
not thus be guilty of a complete oath.
And if Huitzilopocbtli wont break them,
their cases are ho peless.
X Talk in the Cars.
" If you aro out of debt, it is easy to
keep out; but if you aro in debt and have
to pay iuterost money it's a hard pull."
So said the first speaker in thu car seat
behind us, as we wero going home after
work, to the seat-mate Ix'sidc him.
" I don't know about that," replied the
one addressed ; it makes all tho difference
in the world who the man is. Somo men
can't keop out of debt any moro than a
hen can keep out of the garden. If they
get out, they get in again just as quick as
they can, antl seem as happy about it us
old Tillcy was about his soul."
" Yes, I know," continued tho first
speaker; "but I tell you it is easy lo
keep out of debt if you once get out ; for
if a man has been harassed by debt as
much as I have for tho last ten years lie
will have learned a lesson that will bo
worth a good deal to him. It is all in
being independent, and in making up
your mind to get along without things,
and not getting them till you havo the
money to pay for them. Anil even then I
havo taught myself to keep my money in
my pocket, even when I wanted a thing
very much indeed, and could have paid for
it. But my experience has taught me
that a man is not half so liable to buy
things he does not absolutely need, if he
has tho money in his pocket, us he is if ho
gets it on credit.''
" I have always thought tho othor way
about that," said tho other, beginning be
fore the first speaker had fairly stopped.
" You see, if the man has the slumps in
his fist, away they go for things hero and
there, and before he stops to think he is
two or three dollars out; but if ho don't
have tho money ho can't spend it, and
very likely ho won't buy the things aud
got them charged."
" Well, that depends upon the man too,
and tho places ho has boen through," put
in the ono who had begun the conversa
tion. "Experience is worth something,
and if a man don't learn anything from it,
he is a dull scholar. Now my experience
lias been that with money in his wallet
which ho has worked hard to earn, he is
going to be careful how he puts it out,
and he is sure he is going to get the worth
of his monev in thines ho needs before ho
spends it. This is likely to be the ease If
he has had a hard timo to pull through a
lot of old debts, but if hu has, and has
got through, he is going to hold on lo his
money, now I tell you."
" Yon have been harassed by debt for
ten years, Tom ?" said his seat-mate, in
quiringly. " Nobody know it. I thought
you were getting on first rate."
" Well, I am now," replied tho speaker
who had begun this conversation ; " but
for the past ten years I havo had a hard
time and have boen in debt every mo
ment. As you say, people generally havo
not known it, but then I felt every day as
though everybody knew it. Why, when
I lived down on tho Plains and traded
with Sawver (and vou know folks call
Sawver a sharper) I have stood on his
door step many an evening, molasses jtifj
in hand, dreading to go into tho store be-
cause lots of my old neighbors wero sitting
around tho stove, nnd 1 knew l had got to
havo that molasses charged, and wits ow
inr? Sawver fortv or fiftv dollars besides
and I felt as though everybody knew that
too. Well. Charley, as true as you live,
after little Harry died and we had sickness
in the family, I had to turn my cow over
to Sawyer, and besides I hired seventy five
dollars lo pay up my bills. Then came
on dull times and for two or three winters
I got no work, for there was no building
soing on. And beforo I could manago to
pav that money I'll bet I paid it once
interest. But I paid it and owo no man a
bi 1 1 can't pav belore ni2ht this very any
And I tell vou I feel independent. I ask
no man to put his name on mv ' paper.'
pay for my molasses when I get it. I
give a little lo the minister every Sunday
for Betty's sake, and generally havo a few
trado dollars in mv pocket lust to.iingio
I liko tho sound of them. And depend
unon it. Charlev, that's the way to"
"Cherry mil! stiouteu tne oraKenian.
Powi'.i: ok Music. Manv of us, most
of us, havo aspirations and emotions for
tho expression of which in words it is as
if we wero voiceless and dumb, but which
find full and ready expression in music
even though, I havo sometimes thought,
tho words which we freight with them
might bo mere jargon. Under the right
circumstances, antl given only a touch, a
tone, a sudden remembrance, anything to
unlock tho emotions, and tho song goes
forlh, telling for every individual singer a
different story. Perhaps this is most
noticeable in tho midst of sympathetic
numbers, as in tho crowds who used to
meet together and sing out all their secret
feeling in tho strange, unreal light of the
Chicago tabernacle. I shall nover forget
face which I saw there one stormy
winter afternoon ; one which touched mo
more than any other of thu many expres
sive faces which I used lo seo there full of
emotion day after day. It was only an
every-day face, lhat of a worn old woman
dressed in deep mourning; nnd, with
family and friendly groups on every side
of hor, seeming so alone in her loneliness
aud old age. Was there anything in the
words of the song, in the singing of which
she joined with her tremulous tones, which
couid fitly express the emotion that filled
face and voice .J lhe song was only one ol
tho many changes rung on the doar old
themes, yet tho words came to my ear
freighted with her loneliness and yoarn
ing until I longed to place gently my own
in her poor, tired, empty hands, if haply
mine could in any measure fill their
emptiness; to say a word which might
brighten tho poor, withered, old lace, so
utterly pathetic in its far-oil look of long
ing. Such a strangely far-away look it
was, as il tho yearuing eyes had sent their
gaze over the ocean in search of tho lost
ones, to where, mayhap, their graves
were uiado in ." the old country, and
failing to find them there had gone
straight on into the heavenly land.
Did she find them i Who knows But
tho song whose musical strains gave
voice that day to hor longing for tho dear,
dead faces, will always be to her in very
truth a " sacrod song." To ono heart, at
least, a cool, critical analysis of its com
position would be sacrilege, lo one or
another of us perhaps this would bo true
in regard to every one of tho familiar old
songs. It is too late; we could not
criticise them if we would, lovo is blind,
nnd we love them every one! Sunday
Wanted Something Useless. Gentle
men whoso wives, sisters, cousins nnd
aunts are strongly addicted to the practice
ol making bix or eight Ulirislmases a year
oy lanaticai celebration ol birthdays, nnni
versaries of weddings, and other nota
bio domestic events, have been known,
under financial pressure, to resort to tho
contemptiblo subterfuge of offering
presents of various useful articles for
household, tabic, or personal uso which
would naturally come of themselves if
thore wore no gift-offerings thought of.
Sometimes the family unanimously prac
tice this little game, and actually feel
that common necessities are somehow in
vested with now value by the operation.
But thore aro others, doubtless, who look
at the practice in another light, and like
the little French girl would like a chnngo
occasionally. This young lady, it is re
lated, was in tho habit of receiving f'om
the prudont father every holiday a useful
gift, like a dress, or a hat, or a pair of fine
doois. " rapa, nnaiiy said the little one
" my birthday comes next week. If you
love mo and think I havo been a real good
girl, you might give me something that's
Australian Vengeance. A writer on
Australian life relates tho following story
in tho Boston Commercial JJulUUn: One
evening on the return of tho miners to
camp there was a terrible outcry from one
of tho tents. Scores of miners rushed in
a body to the place whence the cry issued,
and found a miner bending over his mate,
who had been sick and nut gone out that
day. Tho sick man was dead with a dag
ger in bis heart, anil tho box on which be
lay for a bed sbowotl evidenco of having
been broken open and rifled of its contents.
The body was still warm, showing that the
deol had but recently been perpetrated.
The miners immediately scattered in pur
suit of murderer or murderers. An hour
tfter a man was brought in one of the
most villainous looking characters I ever
beheld. His pockets wero tilled with gold
which was identified by the surwving mate
as tho proporty of himself and his dead
There was no mistake aliout the matter.
The bags in which the dust was contained
were marked with tho joint names of the
mates, and the identity of the nuggets the
surviving mate swore to. This wits sufli
cient to establish the guilt of the accused.
some wero tor Hanging him on the spot,
but tho law-abiding portion of the commu
nity, being in the majority, insisted upon
his having a fair trial. He was remanded
for the night anda guard placed over him.
Next morning he was missing. How he
had eluded the guards they knew not, but
that bo had escaped there could be no
doubt. What was worst, he carried off tho
gold with him, which had been placed in
safe-keeping io the prison with him, to be
used as testimony against rum.
It was deemed idle to porsuo him, but
a description of the murderer was drawn
up and circulated, and a reward offered for
his capture dead or alivo. A week passed
away without any tidings boing heard of
the fugitive. At the end of that time a
native came into eamp, and leaving a let
tor for the presiding magistrate, disap
peared as suddenly as ho came. The lotter
was curt, but it was to tho point:
" Mit. Magistrate: Jem Boll (the
murdered man) was onco a matey of mino
Ho was a good man. You will find Bill
Grimes (his murderer) at tho head of
Dead Horse Gully. I have kept the gold
lor tne reward.
Captain of tho Bushrangers."
A party of miners immediately proceed'
ed to tho locality described, expecting to
find the murderer fastened to a tree or
rock. What was their horror on approach
ing the place to find nolhm;' but a tlosn
less skeleion, every bone picked clean un
til it glistened like ivory iu the sun. The
bushrangers had robbed tho murderer.and
then, driving stakes into the ground, they
had fastened him, back down, to nn ant
hill. The ants of Victoria aro as vora
cious as death. Tho murderer had been
A Sake Man. That man who Is scru
pulously polite and respectful to nil
women in public, but habitually saves
coarse maimers and vulgar languago for
his own wife and daughters, is no gentle
man. He is only an impostor. Tho young
man who oils his hair, puts sweet odors
upon his pocket handkerchief, and bows
with charming elegance to Miss Arabella
Sprigging and her lady friends, and goes
homo to sneer at his mother, disobey her
wishes, and treat her with laminar dis
courtesy, is a pinchback imitation only of
a gentleman. Genuine good manners and
genllo breeding should begin at home
As a rule the men in a community who
iiro tho most trusted are the best men at
home. When a man opons his front gate,
only to meet his wife's face at tho door
radiant with pleasure, and hear the shout
from tho ea&er children "papa is coming,"
it is sale as a rulo to lend that man money
Ho is honest and will repay it if he can.
Tho sensation nt Newport is " the
greatest trunk on earth," which a vera
cious correspondent has measured, with
results as follows : Length, 7 feet 9 inches ;
bight, 5 feet 3 inches; width, 4 feet 2
inches. Tho owner could find but one
hotel in the country with a room door
largo enough to admit hor trunk, so per
force she must pass tho summer at New
port. Iho trunk bears this legend
Baggage Smashers : It you can t Hit
me, call lor moro help, bwearlng won t
make me budge an inch, ltemcmber the
commandment: Thou sbalt not take the
name of the Lord thy God in vain."
By the Sad Sea Waves. A gaunt
voting man, with, long anru natr ana
look ol yearning alter mo unKnowaoio.was
standing on Coney Island beach on oatur
day, and by his side a woman whom he
addressed as " My love." Ho was watch'
ing the white caps tar trom shore, ana sue
seemed to be looking at the bathers.
Without removing his gazo from the
wrinkled surface of tho distant water, he
exclaimed, " Oh, that great day when tho
bound ess sea shall give up its secrets!"
' Yes. the woman said with languid
interest; "I wonder if that dumpy woman's
hair is her own.
A look of extreme sadness came over
his face like tho shadow of an umbrella.
and he involuntarily drew back a single
step. In so doing he stepped into a hole
dug by a golden haired nttio lairy oi lour
or live summers, anu turned a oacK somer
Mv love" looked at him reproachfully
and said: " Leonidas, I am ashamed of
lie murmured something auoui tne mis
chievous bovs that " put holes behind
rjooplo lor them to lunioie over," ana tuea
sat down in the sand to tako off his shoes
and emntv the ballast out of thorn. He
had ono shoe off and was dusting his in-
sten: iust then the largest wave of 'the
afternoon came up and obliterated nil the
prints in the sand around mm Dut ono.
His wife had retreated, and the appealing
look that he cast at her while tho waves
wero receding, threw a gloom over all
ihn rav throng on tho beach.
" Leonidas, sne saia. in a voice cuoaeu
wiih Amotion. " vou had better nnd
seat on the sunny side of the next train and
Toward sundown the pair were seen
strn'.lino- on the asphalt near Cable's,
Tlio worm sun and drvinff wiud had done
much to rep tir the man's misfortune, and
" my lovo " was evidently regarding him
more hopefully; for she was tolling him
that, nnn nf the nonv onrriagos was " the
Mido-ett's coach," and the urchin driver
was Tom xuumo.
He Wanted to See Wiiat it Was.
Ho was from Vormont, ana he was green,
if he was un editor. Ho walked into the
dinino-.room of one of tho New York ho'
tels, took a soat, and called lor his ainner
n a manner that maae tne guesis stare.
After eatinsr enough for two common men
I,., tnb nu the bill of fare and carefully
scanned it for fifteen minutos, " seoking
new worlds to conquer." At last his search
was, rewardod, and stretching out a long,
bony arm, hollowed out to the waitor, in
deep, sepuionrai voice :
" linn! See here."
n nf the white apron was promptly at
his sido, when our Green Mountain friend
" Say, you; bring me tltat," pointing
the words " Irish Stew," on the bill
1 1, i .
The dish was promptly set before mm,
nf it. for a. favr moments.
he said, whilo abroad grin overspread bis
open, very open countenance :
" Wal, I say, mister, look-a-here. I
can't go this. I only wanted to see what
(he blamed stuff was."
The Darkey High School. " Dar's
gwine to be a now ful sarclung qmry
naugerated roun' heah," said Mr. Coper
nicus, last Monday morning, as he pulled
off his gloves and rapped on the desk for
books. "1 m utakin' some remarks young
uns, and I want yer to hoi' do flaps o' yo'
ears in perpindiculous pcrsishion. atop
dat snickerin', Ben Blackinbox, les'n I
put a box 'id five bandies long side o
dat souse meat on de side o yer head.
Now, 'cordin' to all de information which
hns obtained linn de preacher and one o
de dekuns, dar was a boy dat 'longs to dis
school, dat went to de cb'uch yistiddy.
nd 'stead o' listning to de preachin', as
de offspring of 'spectable parents had orto
do, he 'ployed his time in fixin' a pin on
do bench in front ob him so dat de pint
would hoi itself up straight, and wait for
de report ob de committy. An' Mr. More
fuss, do preacher say dat jes' as he got in
de middle ob de first hymno, a fat woman
come in in a considerabul ob a hurry an'
rapped erself on de pin ; an' he says dat
she seemed to sorter rise up like a steam
boat 'splosion bad tuk place under do
bench, nn' made scv'ral laudlble remarks
not 'zactly in 'cordance wid de s'roundings
which casioned considerauui on an
psturbance. Howsumever, onder all de
circumstances ob de affair, de ungodly
words ob do sister was passed ober, and
de dekun spoke to mo dis muwnin' 'bout
and 'lowed as how l u Deticr pass a
resolution appointin' myself as an investi
gate' committy, wid power to son' lur
pussons an papers, an enaeavor as tar us
my power mv w msw,.i w v
dat was de casion of all do trouble.
De committy is now organized, an de in
vestigation will commence."
" Bill Bosin, whero was you yestiddy?
" Yes, you."
" I I was out tor Cumminaville, fishin'
de canal, and neber caught nuflin but a
ttle mudturkle, dout any tail." And Bill
began to leak out of the eyes.
" Dat' 11 do: vcr needn t commonco to
et un 'er wet spell here in harvest time.
Turn dat book right sido up, and set down
on dat nail kag outer do way. Stan' up,
lm Johnsmg; whar was you yisuuuyr
I went out to de base ball an pceueu
froo do cracks iu de fence. I warn't at do
" All right," said Mr. Copernicus, and
he smiled just the least bit. " Whar was
you, Tom Lukons? You was at chu'eh?"
" tio, sir ce twasn t m-o mo pm no pin
on dor seat, I iKin prove Dy jounnia
Simpson dat me an' him went out to Mr.
Stono's orchard and got some apples;
didn't we, Johnnie?'
Yes, we did, an or htono like to got
us an' licked us, an' we nia irom mm iu
the gallberry patch, an' staid till mos'
Dat'll do, boys, dat'll do. Hero, Joe
Johnson, run dis sprout in de hot ashes,
and kinder temper it, till I get off my coat
an' prepar' to rectify some ob de morals
ob di yeah gang. I kinder kotch up wid
yon, boys. 1 ,)es' made up uai mio oout,
lo woman nn do pin, an 1 lountt out an
bout war ye was yistiddy. Bui was out
to Curamingsville, fishing in the canal on
the Lord's dav, un never eotch nuthun
but a little turkle; Jim Johnsing ho went
a base ball, an lommv Lukens an'
Johnnie Simpson was helpin' deyselfs to
Mr. Stone s apples, an hko to get. coicu.
All right, boys, de testimony is all in nn'
de verdic's made up. Wo will now
proceed to pass do sentence of outraged
aw." And in aoout a minuto a sounti
iko fire-crackers on the Fourth of July
was hoard in the tomplo of knowledge,
and a weeping and a howling like a men
agerie and a thunder storm went out on
the surrounding ntmosphere, until old
Dinah, who lives over tho way, leaned on
her scrubbing brush and remarked, "Brud-
der Copernicus 'tirely too sevigorous when
he gets started.
A Vision ok Spuing. As I writo, a
dear littlo wasn falls upon tho tablo and
expresses his emotion by whirling around
on his back, as no uos prone upon me
manuscript before mo. Somebody lclt the
window open, nnd "the wind blew it in.'
It lies prone enough just now, Dut it isn t
half so prone as it looks. I whistle up
the dog of mv neighbor. It is a young
dog, foolish in his general habits, impul
sive to a fault, usually incorrect in us
promises, laulty m us deductions, anu
uttorly erroneous in its conclusions. 1
iirect the attention oi tne nog io me
sruggling wasp, and by sibilant sounds
and"1auntiug and encouraging gestures
endeavor to excite the unjust wrath of tho
auadruped against the insect. 1 am emi
nently successful. Tho instinct of tho
brute would unaouoteuiy teacu mm to
shun a strong, healthy wasp, but as this
insect appears to be suffering lrom a brok
en back, the dog is confident of an easy
victory. After a short introductory over
ture of barks, he advances upon tho buzz-ino-
victim and picks it up. But how shall
we despise tuo nay oi smaii tilings.-
Without, the sunsuino noous tne uusty
thoroughfare of Eighth street with tho
glory of spring, the maple buds unfold,
and tho white blossoms sparklo like sum
mer snowdrops on the cherry trees; a
child in a clean white dress and red flan
nel loggings is falling down the stairs of
the house across the way, and a man iu
the lot adjoining is trying to cha3e seven
chickens into one coop, while the soven
chickens with a fine burst of speod aro
endeavoring very successfully to distance
the man in seven different directions, jno
man can head off seven chickens under
those circumstances. A woman out
' calling." and evidently a little bit lost
as to locality, is etandingiwith a card caso
in tier nana, paucntiy Knocking in mo
door of a house that has been empty
nearly eight weeks. The wasp, evidently
cheered and toned by the skirmish, is
wheeling airily about tho room, singing
in low, soil tones tne songs oi ouier goiuen
days. How peaoeful and summer-liko the
Tho dog? Ah, yos! Was there, then,
a dog in tho seene? Memory, memory,
opon thy golden gates! Ah, yos! thore
was a dog, not long ago. i es, i remem
ber now. He was here. But tliero is no
dog in this immediate vicinity now.
He has moved.
How like a silent benison the radiant
sunlight falls upon tho street! Yes, I
think now l saw mm move, i neurit mm
too, for my recollection is that he moved
as much with his tongue as be did with
his feet. I gaze upon the canvas ol the
past, and memory limns for me tho details
of his moving. But nothing limns any
thing for the dog. He doosn't need it.
tie limooa il ail mat. was necessary 101
his own unaided self.
Uoon the cloudless, pale, unshadowed
blue of tho April sky above me storms
will come, and the fierco, whito glare of
the lightning will frighten the radiant
sunshine and the mellow starlight. There
will be drifting olouds across the summer
days, and the smile of the springtime will
be quenched in bitter toars.
O, icy sheen of winter and the hollow
sound of the man upon the treacherous
How all the ee things will come and go!
The changing seasons, flecked with storm
and calm ; the still, deep, starry summer
nights, the restless tide and the laughing
of the winds in the voiceless forests;
laughing children, radiant youth and rev
erend inge ; the bridal wreath and tho
snowy crown upon the casttet iia i
now all these tnings win come unu gu:
But that dog will never come back here
At least, not until he has heard thai
that wasp is dead. Dead. Dead and
burled. Burlington Eawkcye.