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M0STTEL1ER.TT. : nmc In Brick Block, Had of statr Slm-t 1J If paid la advance: othenrtse.SJ.oo Par mrnt mar ba mada br mall or otbarwlae to n B. W11EKLOCK, Editor and Proprietor. The Fheemam, tinder the recent law of Conawa olrcnlatoa free in Wasliinrtoii Count?. On all pauera sent ouuiUe Washington Countr. lbs poetae-e la raid by tne publisher at tba office in Uontpaller. TERMS FOR ADVERTISING. I r or-e ror of It or - nf Anfft) pe, a tt V. wW. 111! at bjr :l- Mr .. of I.ltrtion, TrtruT. the I rinaU" .j.iiti- nor f.Vi'U'-MicrMiii. , r r.vriK.ni. II et by until iu in. hi. j umrt c- :;. lUe Ktt r. 'o -rn per 'i than it:K'. VOL. XXXIX. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1882. . II I.., f Deaths ar:d Mur: i . ti:ii,l,l obituary Notices of J'.vtry i 'tie rie ol & cents pri:u'. ,- 4 rr:i-i.h li! tf.liv,-,! at atONTPELKB.TT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 31. 1882. I)oeortnion Da;. Tho latest in institution of nil our nation al holidays is of the most unique nd pe culiar character. No other nation but a Christian nation ever observed such an annual memorial day as our Decoration day. The custom is peculiar to onr own nation and to this generation, and if traced to its inception, becomes another witness of tho refining influence of the rtdigion of Christ. Christianity only, has made its institu tion possible and ils pcrpotuation probable If there'ore the nation desires to perpetu ate the observance and elevating influence of our memorial Decoration day, it cannot nfl'ord to approvo such arrangements as have been made in the city of New York by which Col. Robert G. Ingersoll is to pronounce th oration of tho day, as ihe euiployod spokesman to voice the senti ments of the citizens on such an occasion Infidelity nnvor did anything for the nali' n in the time of its peril, and tho great champion of infidelity, whose name we quote as above, was himself a convicted coward, who run away at the first sound of warfare and hid in a hog pen where he was taken prisoner of war by a boy of seventeen years of age. This is the war record of tho chief apostle of infidelity whom tho committee of arrangements in the city of New York have engaged to pionouneo the oration on Tuesday next, when that great city shall observo tho sacred momorial occasion. Christianity has done too much for the nation and for the world to be thu9 mal treated on this or nny other national anni versary, and it will be well for onr our people to guard tho influences which seek to control the management of our public demonstrations in the namo of the com munities. Wo do not hold that the conduct of such celebrations should necessarily bo within tho exclusive control of tho churches, or tho professedly Christian portion of the community, for it is of small consequonoo as to tho " honors" of tho management, but it is legitimate to expect that no such advocate of infidelity and blasphemous champion of Us denials shall bo permitted to occupy the position of holy trust and confidence ns that of an orator who is to address the living frionds of tho patriot dead on tho day appointed to memorize their staunch fidolity to holy principles. Let the day be hallowed by the solemn service of decoration and oration; let the graves of the soldiers bo covered with flowers, emblematic of the blooming glory of tho resurrection morning; lot tho dirges bo sounded and tho nsuul ceremonies be enacted in token of our remembrance of their worth ami our sorrow for their loss, but lot it always ba remembered that it was Christianity and not infidelity tha gave us our strength to buttle and to win, and that Christianity has given to us all of our virtuo and all of our future prospects of redemption. 'iiuidiiy School Lesson Notes DV ItEV. .1. O. SBHRUURK. lituM. TlioTrausilfnraltou. Murk 9: 21:1. The lesson of to-day brings up for ou study one of tho most interesting and solemn events of our Lord's ministry. One concerning which tlio most perfee silence was unjoined and maintained until after tho resurrection. As to tht time of its occurrence Matthew and Mark sajWabout six days after the events last narrated, namely, Christ's rebuke to Poter because of his slowness to understand the real meaning of tho Master's mission, am1 the teaching Jesus gavo the whole people concerning saving and losing life. Luk' wrilting uioro strictly after tho clasaioa! method of expressing duration of time, says: " About an eight days after." It might scorn that tho two accounts wero at variauce, but any such fooling will be re moved by simply marking the indefinite- ncss of Luke's expression, "about." But really there is no approach to a disagrees mcnt. The two methods of expressing ttmo liotweon two events wore both used and well understood at tho time. Luke simply includes the day of which a part was spent in teaching his disciples concerning his coming, rejection and death and a part, perhaps, in the journey toward this mount of transfiguration; also he in clnded a part of the day on which the event look place, whilo tho other evangel ists simply note tho intervening days. Tho two days on which these events took place being added to the six between give the eight days of Luke. How these days wero spent we can ouly conjecturo, but doubtless in them somo of those many works were wrought of which John says: "Many other things did he. the which, if they should bo written every one, I supposo that oven tho world itself could not contain tho books that should be written." The exact locality of tho grand cvonts (it this lesson is unknown. For a long lime Mount Tabor was held to be the place, Imt more recently tho opinion has prevail id that some peak of Mount Ilcrmon or il rango was tho scene of theso events. Kn m tho region of C.e-area I'hilippi Jesus and his followers might very easily reach cither of these points in six days. After all, tho fact and its teachings aro so much more important than the looalily where they transpired that we can well afford to leave nil thought of the lntlor that we may study moro deeply into tho loriin r. J'.'sus t:il,eth wiih liiuj tho three most favored disciples, us he had before done at ihe railing of Ujij ruler's daughter, and "apart. '' upon the mountain top (hoy wit tiivs tin! .Mihlimn spectacle,. A common iinderslnndingof theso ovents h is been that upon this summit Jesus as sumed another form, somowhat as bo did when ho walked with the two disciplos on the way to Euimaus. or that here they saw him iu his glorified form, as ho will appear when ho comes to judge tho world and gather hisjpcoplo to himself. Neither of these supposition! are necessary though cither may be correct. If Jesus had takon on a form essentially different from that in which they had known him tho; might easily have doubted hit idontity and have thought it a spirit or an angel. Taking Luke's account of theso events, the matter would appear to the writer in this light. Theso disciples waited with their Lord in prayer. Tho habit of Jesus to spend the night-timo in prayer, and the fact that Luke mentions that the disciples wero oppressed with sleepiness, go to show that it was during the night-time that the transfiguration occurred. While thus in rotirod communion with God, the heavenly glory, which is never far from the place of true devotion, burst forth upon the Son ef God, His raiment unohanged, the contour of bis features unchanged, yet all lighted with celestial splendors. The evangelists find it difficult to ex press the appearace of his form, clothing and features, soono says the fashion of his countenanee was altered, or "madeothor'' than it had been, while here we have the statement that he was transfigured, or metamorphosed, before them. The fash ion of bis countenance means, howevor, only tho appearance or look of his person so that it is not necessary to suppose any real change in the material man whom the lisciples all the timo called Lord. While the wondering three gazod upon the glorified Son of Man, behold two othor forms appear. Tho unseen world, peopled with unseen forms, which is overall about Clod's saints was, for the time, revealed. Moses and Elijah from among the host of heavenly beings, doubtless near at tho time, came into view. They hold converse with Jesus. The theme of their converse is given us. They spoke of his decease or exit lrom earth which ho should ac complish at Jerusalem. Soon theso guests of our Lord wero abont to depart and Poter, who must al ways interpose some suggestion of his own, says : " Lord, it is good for us to bo here. Let us make three tabernacles; ono for theo, ono for Moses, and one for Elias." Well do tho evangolistssay, "Ho wist not what to say," and " Not knowing what ho said." rotor still thought of tho things that bo of men, and ho would provido for beings from Heaven ns ho would havo done for those of earth. 15ut whilo ho thus talked liko a man having no appreciation of tho glory with which ho was surrounded, an other nppoarauco drew near more grand and awo-inspiriug. A bright cloud, Je hovah's chariot, ovorshadowod them, and in alarm tho disciples all fall to tho ground upon their faces. While lying thus pros trate in the awful presence of God, a voice out of the cloud declares : " This is my beloved Son: hear him." In a moment Jesus touched them, almost senseless with fear, and when they look np the cloud, the glory and tho heavenly visitants nro gone and they onco more alone with Josus. Into the glorious chariot wherein Moses and Elijah had, centuries before, been taken from tho earth, God has again re ceived thorn, whilo ho leaves His Son still upon the earth to fulfill his mission of suf- oring. In accordance with his custom, Jesus strictly forbids his disciples to toll of the occurrences in the mountain until after his rising from tho dead. This command they ibey, all tho time questioning among horaselves what could ho mean by his rising from tho dead. On their way down from the mountain, s it would appear, Peter, revolving in his mind tho appearance of Moses and Elijah, a-ked tho Master what tho real meaning of that scripture was which the scribes made rofcr to the coming of Elijah. Jesus virtually said that it had no reference to what they had soen, hut rathor to tho ministry of John the baptist, who had e jmo already and had suffered death at the hands of those he sought to teach and help. Somo suggestions of this lesson aro worthy of notice. All the formor ageucies mploycd to lead men to God found their work complctod in the ministry of Jesus. The Law and tho Prophots are one witli 'ho Christian dispensation : Moses, Elijah and Jesus stand unitod under tho glory cloud upon tho mount. Everything pertaining to humam re demption contcrs in tho death of Christ. As Moses and Elijah could talk with Jesus but a few moments, they use all that time in speaking of this central fact in redemp tion. rite Tenth Xnlion.il Census and Temper mice iu tho Schools. Dr. Henry Randall Waitc, special agent for statistics of education, national census officer, Washington, 1). C, writes to Mrs. M. II. Hunt, general superintendent of this work for tho country, asking for facts of the progress of the introduction of temperance text-books into the schools," noting "locations and kinds of schools," "the encourngemont met with In differ ent soctions of tho country," and " any facts of intorest to tho public, coneerniug this work, to bo incorporated in tho tenth census of the United States." " Tho idea of influencing tbe personal habits of the millions of people who are to bo tboir own law makers in this land, by creating through tlic schools an intelligent, universal and controlling conviction against alco holic driuks is no mere tentative, visionary scheme, but a method becoming so uni versal in its aduption throughout tho country that its progress is to bo recorded in tho history of that educational economy to which tho nation looks for a sober and virtuous citizenship." Tho abovo circular oomcs from the department of scientific temperance In struction of the Woman's National Chris tian tompcranco union, with the urgont . rcrpiost that returns be made at once. To secure this, will nil schools in our state that had introduced temperance text-books or special lessons ou tomporanco previous to January 1, 1882, please send mo imme diate word in regard to it? If introduced sineo that date plcaso state tho fact. Don't mako it "everybody's business," and so ' nobody's," but lot toachors, committoos and temperance workers evorywhoro at tend to it immediately, "becauso tho King's busineas requires haste." In bohalf of tho W. C'.T. U. of Vermont. Alice M. Guehnset, (Underbill, Vt.l, State Superintendent of Scientific Tom- peranco Instruction. TMItK OP imiCIRTAI.ITY. Ill HARRIET A. SUIIH. There la a mice, that to the aecret eoul Hpeake of Umea. in ita hour of calm and dream , When the hushed passions, awed by ita eoiilri 1 Listen to its revealiiura. Then it teemi To apeak in audible aocauta. and ita tonea Uinir in the ear of reason, o'er and o'er, In cadence s-rand and solemn, as the moans Of sea winds comioir from the midnUfht shore. And the heart checks its beating; when it bears - Ilreathleas to catch its import hlirh and straiiKe, When, from the rmrion of the eternal fears From the mysterious realma of time and change Covce the clear echos of that voice of power Which rouses with tae srandeur of Ita tbemea Tbe immortal so id, to the great thouR-hta which tower niKb o'er the range of earth's Illusive dreams. It speaks, and tells ns that the human soul. All fallen though it he, Isstlll divine; Born to endure while circling ages roll. And in Its Uaker'a Image soar and slttno; 'That In Its Inmost nature planted deep Are energies, whose strength when full revealed Might vie with the archangel's, and might reap Such laurels aa no tolls of earth can yield. ' ' Glorious, though fallen: glittering in tbe dust. It pluea to eoar up to its native hills, And feels that the cold grave's consuming rust Can never make its beatlug pulses still; Immortal by a high and holy birth, It stoops an Instant in its great career To grovel here in this low spot of earth ; Eager with hope, it longs In nobler night, Burstlug its narrow bounds, away, away - To soar, exulting, to perfection's height. Through the grand mysteries of intiulty. The Youns Artist. A TKL'E INCIDENT. "Nettie, Nettie!" cried a loud, eager voice, "como on now, I want your eyes." And in obedience to this strange call, a little girl about ten years old, answering to the name of Nettie, ran hastily up stairs to a small room, in which her brother Walter, a young boy several years older than herself, stood before a roughly made easel, on which was strotched a canvas, bearing the outside lines of a face. "Now sit right there," he said impetu ously pointing to a chair, and seizing an old veil arranged it artistically around her head. "And please don't talk, but just sit still, and try to look like the Roman lady wo saw in the book." And obedient little Nettie closed her lips at once, and opened her dark eyes very wide, trying her best to look as she fancied the Roman lady did when having her picture taken, and thinking what a great boy ber brother Walter was to bo able to paint such pictures. Walter had a talent for painting and drawing, but with such small means (or cultivating it thai neither his father nor mother encouraged bis efforts, and his only help and sympathy came from the little sister who loved him better than anything in the world, and thought hi; paintings perfectly beautiful. And now In a few weeks thoro was to be an art exhibition in tho city, where anyono might place his work ou display or for salo; and, inspired by Nettie's urgent encouragement, Walter had really determined to try his best on a picture, with the fond but almost despairing hope of soiling it for enough to help him bsgin the study of painting. "You know, Walter," Nettie had said, "God always helps those who keep trying, and I do believe you will succeed." So, they had eagerly searched overy picture book for a good subject, and after much discussion selected a pretty engrav ing of a beautiful Roman lady with largo, soft eyes, long dark lashes, and rippling hair, half concealed by a graceful veil. "That's the very thing 1" Walter had cried enthusiastically ; "and, Nettie, your eyes aro for nil the world liko hers, and you can sit for mo; she is just lovely." A blush of ploased delight swept over Nottie's face, and a bright light came into her eyes, that wero indeed soft and dark, not very unlike the Roman lady's, though tho resemblance did not extend further. And thus it was that, having lost no time in beginning the picture Nettie was now sitting before him while I have been tell ing you all this. She was so pleased to think she could do anything to help him, and, do you know, so earnestly were her hopes bent on his success, in her love and ambition for him, tbatovery day she added to her prayers the petition that God would help him and bless his work? As the exhibition was only three weeks distant, and ho had not many leisure hours for such work, Walter wasted not a moment, and labored with such industry that by tho time the third week had begun he and Nettie stood before the finisbod picture she perfectly satisfied that no one could have done it better, he nervous and anxious, seeing faults which she de nicd : the lady's face was too fat and round, her eyes had a stern, staring ex presston, and ber hair Hist had rulees all over it instead of soft waves. "But just see bow the eyes follow me about, Walter," cried Nettie, proudly. "and you said that was something so hard to get right; don't you see, if I stand on this sido sue seems to bo looking right at me, and now when I go on this sido, it looks almost ns if her oyes moved too." "Yes, that is true," said Walter more hopeiully. "I havo certainly succeeded well in that eflcct; and I believe," he continued with a sigh of rolief, "taking it altogether, it is tho best picture I have ever made. "I should say it is!" cuied Nettio, de cisively, "and you will see," she added with a beautiful trusting faith in her dark oyes. "if it doesn't prove a grand suc cess." Everything in connection with tho pic ture and exhibition had been kept a pro found secret between Walter and Nettie, to be a proud surprise for their father and mother, if a success, and In case of a failure why, tho least said tho bettor. And now that it was finished, they hung it in Walter's room, having united all their little savings to buy as nice a frame as they cound for it. Almost a week -yet must elapse before the opening of the oxbibilion, and both Walter and Nettie wished it had been but a day, so full were their hearts of hopeful expectancy. Every night Walter foil asleep gazing at the Roman lady, And his eyes turned with unfailing devotion on her first, when awakening. New, tho only assistance employed by their mother in her household work was a poor colored girl, who was what is called "half-witted;" her vaoant, ex pressionless face told how little of the mind had been given hor that teaches one to act and think sensiMy; but sho was very obedient and harmless, notwithstand ing tho queer, foolish fancies that had given her the name of "Crazy Peggy." Once or twice only, in her lifo, sho had been known to do strange things, and sometimes seemed possessed by foolish fears, making her timid and trightened of things in which no one clso could Imagine any cause for alarm. It was one of Peggy's duties each morning to clean and dust Walter's room after he bad gone to school for tbe day, and the very first morning after the pic. ture nad neon nung, sue stopped right belore it and gazod at It as if spell bound ; again she turned away to go about berwork but glanced back nervously all the time at the face on the wall with its great dark eyes, which aeomod to the foolish girl to he staring fixedly at her, and following ber wherever she went. From one side of the room to tho other she moved, the oves roallv ainicaiiDEf to move as she did, till, with her usnal duties only half performed, poor Peggy hastily left the room, glad to escape trio eyos teat seemed to disturb her so. Tbe following morniig it was inst'tho jsarae, only tho strango impression of foar j had taken a stronger hold on the foolish girl, and she hurried abont, giv tng only a frightened glance now and then at the stern eyes that never seemed to cease their close watch of her. land away she sped, leaving a very iru j perfectly cleaned room. The third naming came, and poor r2Sy acted as though she had really grown desperate under tho strange spell of the picture. Once she clinched hor lis' and shook it menacingly at the Innocent Roman lady, but dropped it again, quell ed by the staring eyes. Slowly she walked up to the bod, hall crying now, and mut tering to herself, I "I want that ar oomnn to stop starin' at me;". and glancing back nervously to meet the same relentless gaze, the poor, t silly girl seemed actually to lose tho little I mind sho bad, and, rushing to the hearth, seized a poker sharpened at one end, and witbont a moment's delay was again be fore the picture exclaiming, "I'll fix yer," and ihe next instant punch I went the cruel pocker through one eye, punch! through tbe other, and there hung the poor Roman , lady with only two round holes in her ' fair face where the dark eyes had been. iV ltti a grunt ol deep salistaction. but a frightened glance at tho havoc she bail made, Peggy finished her cleaning, and left the room. "Run up stairs, Nettle, and put lliese clothes in Waller's room." said her moth er, as Nettie came in from scnool a half hour earlier than her brother. With never a thought of dismay await ing her. the little girl ran lightly up the steps, laid tho articles in their proper places, and then turned for an admiring glance at tho Roman lady. With a half uttered cry, and a sudden terror-stricken clasping of her hands, Nettie stood like one petrified before the disfigured picture. Sho could not possibly believe her own eyes for a moment; nor till sho drew nearer, and reaching up, actually placed hor ringor in the poor piorced eyes.could she realize the terrible, mysterious catastrophe. Lost in grief and bewilderment she stqpd uncertain what to do till snddenlt Waller's voice from below broke tho spell that seemed holding her. Instantly all her thought was turned to him; she must try to tell him gently what had happened that bo might bo spared the sudden shock experienced by her. Hastening out of the room, she stood at tho landing of the stairs as be came bounding up, her little face looking pale with grief, and her bands still clasped tightly together. Scarcely noticing her, Walter was passing hastily on, when she laid her hand dotainingly on his arm, and said in a low, trembling voice, "O Walter, don't, don't go in there yot!" , Her brother stopped and looked at hor as if he thought she was suddenly losing her mind. "What in tho world is the matter, Nettie? you look as though you had soen something terrible." "O Walter," she rcpoated in roluctant, broken sentences, "tho lady tho lady" In a moment the words had filed him with vague ularm. "Tell me, Nettie I" he cried almost an grily, "what is it what do you mean?" "O Walter, tho Roman lady has has had her eyes put out! ' Walter paused only an instant, staring at Net'ie in speechless amazement, and then, dashing past ber into his room, his own face the next moment was rellocting the expression of hers. "Who could havo done it!" he cried, at last finding voice. "Who has ruined my picture? O Nettie, who could havo done such a thing?" "I have thought and thought," said Nettie, dejectodly, "and I know it could be no ono but Crazy Peggy ; I will go and speak to mothor about it at once." She was turning to loavo the room, when Walter caught her almost, rudely, by tho arm. "Stop!" ho cried, "I will" not havo you say anything about it; father and mother never cared anything about my paintings; everything and everybody is against mo; I will nevor, never try again, and I don't ever again want to hear of my picture! ' Poor boy, grief and anger had taken lull possession of him. and seizing the unfortunato Roman lady ho hurled her under the bed out of his sight, then threw himself face downward on his pillow. Nettie did not know what to do; the calamity seemed so great, destroying so suddenly their long cherished hopes, there appeared no room for comfort or ehoer. But sho could not see Walter in such grief without trying to do something lor mm, and kneeling down beside hi in she said gently : "Do try and think it all best, Waltor; I have prayed so much to God to let you succeed that I do not believe ho means it. all to bo a failure; perhaps some good may come of it that we can't see!" "O Nottic, please bush!'' cried Walter, almost crying in his comfortless grief; you talk so foolishly, and I don't want to hear any of your own fancies; you see the harm is done and can't bo undone, then what's tho use of talking of somo good that wo can't see!" Poor little Nettie felt indeed that it wub nseloss to try to comfort Walter just now, and whilo trying still to cling to her trust in Uotl s promised help, ner own little heart could not feel how forlorn a hope it seemed to look for good from such appar ent failure. Sho wished sho could talk with her mother about it, but Walter was a peculiar boy, and when ho said a thing was to be kept quiet, ho always meant it, and Nettie knew it would not do to tell of the trouble that had como to them. Walter was not ready for breukfast the next morning, strango to say, and Nettie, with a face still sad and troubled, went to his room to see what could detain him. The poor Boy looked pale and sick. "I don't want any breakfast, Nettie," said he, "just tell mother that I havo a bad headache and want to lie still a little longer. Ab, Nettie knew well enough what it ,,a that mna timl-lnr, Waln.. ill . ;r was that was making Walter ill ; what if ho should break his heart, and never he well again! She had read of such things, and the thought was more than she could bear, scarcely tasting her own breakfast. Sho went absently through her Saturday morning duties, followed closely by the longing thought that she must do some thing to help Walter. Had not the busy mother been so engrossed with her many cares, she would havo seen something was wrong irom tuo utile girls lace. But suddenly, in the vory act of washing the dishes, a now, hopeful idea rushed into Nottio's troubled brain, and tho very moment her task was dono, away she (low up stairs again to Walter's room, and cropt in softly. Worn out with griof and a restless night, ho was now sleeping heavily, and stooping quietly, Nettie drew the pieture from under the bod, nnd softly left tho room. Only a few squares distant she had often noticed the sign of an artist's studio, and had sometimes seen beautiful pictures in the window below. Waiting for nothing more than her bounet, nway sho hurried, carrying the precious picture in hor arms, till arriving at tho steps which led to the artist's room, she hastened up and almost breathless, knocked at tho door. Nettie was naturally a vory timid little girl, and whon tho strango gentleman answered immediately hor knock, it seemed for a moment as though all hor senses flow from bor, nnd she stammered out: "Please, sir, can you, do vou think Son can do any thing for a lady that has ad her eyes punched out?" It was very evident, notwithstanding the gontlcman's kind and gentle faco, that it was didicult for him to keep from smiung ai mis lunny question, nut lie said """""'W'B'.Y, Come in, my little girl, nml lei us i ce what is tho matter." Nettio fult a little better at this kindly invitation, and entering the room turned toward him the unfortunate Roman Udv. "Ab, I see," said tile nttist, another smile playing around his lips, but which he kindly tried to hide. " I sen your pic- ture has met with an accident ?" "0, yes. sir," sried Nettio, eagerly, "Walter my brother painted it for tho exhibition, and now that this has Imp- pened, he is in such trouble that be says he will never, never try again." " The good man looked at the troubl.nl. eager little face before him, and asked sympathizinglv : "What were the eyes like?" "Like mine," answered Nettie eagii-it ; "just like mine; I sat for Waller while ii. ..tutci, ILtui. V, Sll, HO JUU IIIII1K VI U can do anything for us?" We'll try," whs tho kind answer, unit taking a piece of canvas hn . killfully en two pu ces the right size, and as skiilfti with strong ruuoilaop, fastened them i i tho right plan.) on the back of tba carva- "Now meu," hn said turning io Ntti', , "just sit still whilo I seo what I can do." Never bad Nettie's dark eyes looked so beautiful as tiow, with tlni glad, eae' hope beaming in them, making them soit and bright. And after a short time, ilur ing which tho artist had silently worked, n thoughtful look in his gentle fnce,!ii; called ner to come forward and see the piclu U, what a wonderttil ehango had conn over the Roman lady! There wero the eyes now In which only a close observo could detect tiuything peculiar, and no longer with the wide staring expression that had befoio spoiled them, out soft am beautiful; a few skillful touches of Ue artist-brush had entirely altered the ful:, round look of tho pretty fneo, and changed the ridges in her hair to soft waves. Nettie clasped her hands in itn eestsc of delight. "O, sir," she cried, I don know how to thank you, and I haven't, any money now; but if Walter sells th' picture, I know ho will pay you nil yoi ask." "Never mind about that, my little girl,' replied tho artist, kindly; "but tell me has-Walter ever had any one to teach hiu painting?" -No, sir; no one at all," answered Ne tie. "He just loves it so, ho tries it all the time by himself." "Well, suppose you ask him to come and see me, sometime," said the artist, and scarcely waiting longer than to say another earnest "thank you," away Nettio hurried. She bad been absent about two hours when again sho crept softly into Walter's room, and to her surprise and delight, fonnd him still sleeping. Climbing noiselessly upon a chair, sho hung the lady in her former place, and then sat down beside Walter's bed. Already he was stirring nnd with a grown opened his eyes; mechanically thoy turned, ;u if from habit, to tho wall whore they had rested so often during tlioso hopeful days; and then with a great start, he sprang up in bed, exclaiming, "Why, Nettie, what does this mean, havo 1 boon dreaming ? " And then with sparkling eyo3 nnd glow ing checks, Nettie told him the story, end ing with the artists kind message. And tho Roman lady took ber place as proudly as any one on the following Mon day morning in the great hall, nnd will you believe it, was actually bought, not for a very great sum, but by a lady who said : "I want that picture just for the earnest, beautiful eyes." P,ut better than all this, Waller went to study with the kind artist, and when, in time, ho too became a fine painter, ho and Nettie used often to speak of the good that had como from what seemed so great an evil to the dear Roman lady. I.. L. 11., in jVcw York Obsercer. Conscioi s Automatons. In an insect's body, says Mr. Grant Allen, there i3 no regular subordination of all tho parts composing the nervous system to a single central organ, liko tho brain in man. Tho largest lot of nerve matter, it is true, is generally to be found in the neighborhood of tho sense-organs, and it receives direct nerve-bundles from the eyes, antennte, mouth and other adjaueut parts; bui tho winas and legs are moved by separate knots of nerve-cells, connected by a sort of spinal cord with tho head, but capable of acting quite independently on their own account. Thus, if we cut off a wasp's head and stick it on a needle in front of some sugar and water, tho mouth will greedily begin to cat the sweet syrup, ap parently unconscious of tho fact that it has lost its stomach and that the food is quiet ly dropping out of the gullet at tho other end as hist as it is swallowed. So, too, if we decapitate that queer insect, the pray ing mantis, tho headless body will still .., i ,ui ,i .... ...1.1. ...i..i ! .V r i i- f r ". lias caught one, evidently much surprised to find that ils head is unaccountably mlssins. In fact, whatever may be the caso with man, the insect, at least, is really u con scious automaton. It sees or smells food and is at once impelled by its nervous constitution to eat it. it receives a senso impicssiou from the bright hue of a How er.und it is irresistibly attracted towards it as the moth is to tlio candle. It has no power of deliberation, no ability even to move its own limbs in unaccustomed manners, lis whole lifo is governed for it by its fixed norvous constitution, and by the stimulations it receives from outside. And so, though tho world probably ap pears much tho same to a beetle as to us, tho nature of its lifo is very different. It acts like a piece of clock-work mechanism, wound up to perform a certain number of fixed movements, and incapable of ever going beyond tho narrow oirclo for which it is designed. Ren Zaiil, an Arabian shoik, captured in battle one hundred prisoners, whom ho condemned to death. A bravo young fel low among those captured begged, as a last favor, that priceless boon to Arabians a drink of wator for each of tho parly. It was given to all. " liy this act," ex claimed tho yonth, "we havo becomo your guests. Vou dare not break tho laws of hospitality." Zald was so struck by his presence of mind that ho freed them all. On St. Valentino's day, a city doctor committed a folly of sending tho tradi tional inissivo to three charming hut petite young girls. Having a facile pon, ho de signed a big bruin standing erect aud regarding with curious wonder threo little ducks. Proud of his effort, ho after wards asked the brightest of tho tin co demoiselles what she thought tho littlo ducks were saying to tho bear. "Undoubtedly quack! quack! quack!" came the instant response. Senator Thurman, of Ohio, said to a friend regarding bis rooent visit to Kuropo -. "I enjoyed mysolf very much, sir, very much, indeed; but I havo ono sorious regret. I am very sorry that I did not have an opportunity of seeing Prince Bis marck and the Quoen of England." "And why did you wish so particularly to sco them?" asked the friend in surprise. Tho senator, with a sly twinkle in his eye, but with his utmost sovority of manner, an swered : "Rooauso, sir, after sooing them, I might bo able to say that I had met two people in I'.urono who did not want a six pence from me. " The1 New Tiieoiit ok Consumption. j rroiessor ikocn s erru tneory ol disease pruuiisBs iu create almost n ruvuiuuon in medical science. His latest investigation doals with the dreadful disease oiconsump lion which ho proves beyond a doubtto be communicable. It is caused by little rod- shaped microscopic bacillus embedded in ihe diseased tubercle; and this germ is transplated from ono human bod) to an- other, just as tho germs of any contagious disease are transplanted. Tuberculosis ihe professor says, is not caused by cold and exposure, ns is usually supposed The disease may indeed, be aggravated thereby, but tbe original germs must be in the sys- tern, or tuberculosis will not be developed. Ho subjected the diseased organs of a great number of men and animals to the microscopic examination, and found, in all cases, tbe tubercles infected with i minute parasite. Transferred directly lv inoculation to the organs of healthy aci Ml,tl, lUl 8D UU II II 111 DVCI V lllLHUUn ICI' duced tbe earuo disease. To meet tl e objection that it was not ihe parasite itsel bui some virus iu which it was embeddi I iu the diseased organ, that was the re: contagiom, he cultivated his bacilli ait fioially, for long periods of lime an i through many successive generation. Willi a speck of matiur for example, IVoli it tuberculous human lung, he infected v. mihatanco prepared, after much trial, b--himself, with ihe view of affording nutri ment to tho parasite. Here ho permittee it to grow aud multiply. From this nev. generation he took a minute sample, mi infected therewith fresh nutritive mattei thus producing another brood. Generatio after generation of bacilli wero develops. In this way, without the intervention c disease At tho end of the process, whic sometimes embraced successive culliv tions extending over half a year, the puri fled bacilli were intrndnced into the circu ration of healthy animals of various kind; In every case inoculation was followed b the reproduction and spread ot tho para sun and tl.e generation of tho origin disease. Professor Koch determined Ihe liliiii of temperature betwoon which tho mhorcl Imeillus can develop and multiply II found it to be 80"" F. minimum and 10-t maximum. The professor is of the opinioi that animal warmth is necessary for th propagation of these parasites. In a greu number of cases he has examined th. matter expectorated lrom the 1110" c persons afflicted with tuberculosis, an found it infested with bacilli, whereas ex pectorated matter from the lungs ol heal thy persons was free from them Ho foun the expectorated matter in the formei case highly infective, and not less virulent when dry. The professor points to tbe grave danger of inhaling air in which particlos of the dry sputa of consumptive patients mingled with dust of other kinds. Professor Tyndal, in a letter to the London Times, maintains the genuincnes of these observations of Professoi Koch, and says : "In tho facts laid before our readers may bo the solution of the problem so long regarded as insoluble tho cure ol tuborculosis. If Pasteur's oulture experi mente have led to the discovery of a meth od by which the poison of splonic fover is rendered harmloss, and the disease pro vented by the timely inoculation of the modified virus, may we not hope that the time is not distant when the ravages ol consumption will be prevented by the inoculation of a bacillus? The medical profession of tho whole civilized world will now await with the keenest interests the developments which may be expected from further study of the bacillus tuber culosis." When You Sec A man enter a house or office and sit down slouehingly with his hat on A man standing to talk politics and tell stories to tako up the timo of those hired to work A man moving around so slow that an ox team funeral procession would easily go by him A man always lato up, late to his meals, and lato to his work A man who thinks about everything eysa than his work A man who waits for some one elso to take hold of a stick of timber to be rats od A man who is afraid that he will do a little more work than ho is paid to do A man who is never satisfied with what he has, even when ho cannot just then gel better A man who is always trying to get into an argument with his fellew workmen, to create ill-feeling and to consume time Hint does not belong to Ihe workmen, after they have sold it to an employer It is safe to say that he will never amount to much in this world. Tcrre Haute Mail. The Fatal TiliRTBKN.-Conceruin" ' the superstition about thirteen at tabic, I would suggest what seems to me a very plausiblo reason of it being, namely, the fact that all table articles, knives, forks, spoons, etc, are purchased in dozens, which is enough to establish tho number twelve as a suitablo and agreeable limit to the number of persons to sit down at dinner ordinarily. The presence of an other might be a source of inconvenience to the hostess, or annoyance to a guest, as the former might bo obliged to supply for her table an odd and preb ps inferior knife, fork or spoon, or spoil tho unity of effect by adding a common piece of each sort to hor beautiful, imported set of china. What bettor way to prevent sneh a mis hap than to put tho objection into tho form of a superition? And once started, gen erations have helped to perpetuate it by carefully storing in tho memory all instan ces in confirmation thorcof, but taking no note of instances of tho opposito nature. Other instances might be adduced to il lustrate this calling in of a "sien" to pro- servo the genoral fitness of things, whon front motives ot delicacy or policy it is dosirahle to conceal ilm true reason. ' orrcspomlcnl Tfamcrijit. Tho inability of it lawyor to answer a question directly is illustrated by a recent exchango of letter between tho Chicago lawyor, Emery A. Stor.rs, aud a friond. Tho lattor asked Mr. Storrs whether Ills first name was "Emery" or "Emory," and Mr. Storrs began his reply by saying: ".My signature hereunto appended will settle the o and o question," and then ho wrote threo pages about social and politi cal matters, at tho end of which were theso words : "Yours truly, Storrs." A ClIH.K Klt.l.Wl l'.V AN EAOI.C' About ten days ago, while Mr. Frank Kcclor. of the firm ol .1. heeler iVs Son, was visiting at North Platto, Neb., ho was a witness to an attempt made by an eagle to carry off a baby, which although unsuccessful, ro suited in tho death of tho child. The baby was tho youngest of Mr. R. A. Douglass' family. Douglass is tho famons "Hnckgkin Rob," tho scout of tlie Lupo. While tho littlo ono was playing in tho yard tho ea gle swooped down, nnd, fastening' its talons in the baby's bauk, tried to soar aloft. The burden was too heavy, how over, and when about four feet from tho ground tho eagle let go of its hold, tho child sustaining injuries in tho fall that proved fatal. Tlio father happoned to be present, and graping his riflo, shot tho eagle. Mr. Keeler asked for the bird, and yesterday ho received it by express. The measurement from tip to tip of tho cattle's wings is nine feet. Denver Tribune, April is. TntCrnsi: ov Chloral The Medina vttoj of Philadelphia reiterates tho earn es! warning recent Iv CIVen in the .0ilo jM1Kci irinst tho curse of chloral. Th- text of the warnin" Is the case of the Un artljt poet, Danto ilossetti, who. sufferiti from insomania, sought ct'ilorul for leiieL ony to experience greater evils in horrible nervousness, irritabjiitv and ! nrcasion of the vegetative ttinctious " Th pacnliar sensitiveness which he exhibit!.! in his later years, his "radual withdraw:., from a0cial circle's and" his entire sut ii i.- ,ier to melancholy, worn the results e chloral sleep. The Newt remarks ttn.1 physicians should tbe careful about pre- BCribin" chloral for nervous and liternrv persons suffering from wakefulness. Tht- fg a symptom of somo vio'ated hv-U-i t principle, some bodily derangement; whirl if once corrected, natural Bleep would to low. But if the brain is once drnwne.i ; chloral sleep tho remedv seems so "rate ful that the organ tefuses to he eomt.tr in nny other way when w-ikefulni-' returns. Besidt s ihe objection that it is bad habit to force sleep bv a n.it-ol e chloral injures tho eeds of the gray ma';. of the cerebrum, wraketii tin; heart, ea ;r , strtte ural oh:tn'"'S in il;e !: r n I i!i ; :r the nutrition. The i'e:.y ol tiu u.i.i powers in these cases is sail, but more n are the psychical deniigeiuciits v.htoi make the incarceration of many of ile -, subjects in asylums finally necessary. '!'!'.. Medical Nvv.i remarks in tins connectio'i "Especially cautious in prc-cribing ehlora should ho American physicians, who clients, immersed in tho ceaseless act!vi' -of life hero, aro peculiarly apt to .-uile from insomania. io them, an agen which forces sleep, uespilo lliu condition inducing wakefulness, is peculiarly grate ful. In making haste to ho rich, ai other considerations must yield. The 'in . l for tho necessary ropo-e cannot bu given , die modifications required in tho riaiiy lif. for the healthy performance of the cere toral functions are too iiksoiuc; Ihe relie must be given without interference will the daily methods, nnd therefor", how o pirtline iho acti.ei of chloral. It r a scarcely surprise in 'hat, iin.lt i 3'i -h i-ii eumst-tncits, the p- steian, desivur.njt o oeiter method, tails in with tho me of a : tgent which postpones -roiihli some qm-a ! ions to a future time. Our asylum sialic I lies, showing IUo baleful effects of clilora. ' indicalo at the sarno time the need of ic ! questionable ways of attacking that re; tessness ol llie mind, inaomanta and until oility, which aro preludes to psychics derangements." Childkkx axd Theiii Ini i.uk.nci;. -Nearer to glory they stand than we, ii this world and tho next! It was a genii, and not unholy fancy that made the I'or tugese artist, Siquiera, in ono of his sweet pictures, form of millions of infant faces ihe floor ot heaven ; dividing it thus froru the fiery vault beneath, with its group oi the damned and lost. I'or how many women has this imaare been realized ! How many have been saved from despair or sir by the voice pud smilo of these unconscious little ones? Tho woman who is a mothoi dwells in iho immedinto presence of guar dian angels. She will hear on for hci children's sake. She will toil for them die for them live for them- which L sometimes harder still. Tho neglected, miserable, maltreated wife, has still one bright spot in hor home: in (hat darkness a watohlight burns ; she has her children's love she will strive for hor children. The woman tompted by passion has still one safeguard stronger than nil with which you would surronnd hoc sho would noi leave hor children. Tho angry outraged woman sees in thoso tiny features a plead ing moro eloquent than words ; her wrath against her husband molts in the sunshine of their oyes. Idiots aro thoy who, in family quarrels, sock to punish tho molher by parting her from her offspring ; for in that blasphemy against nature tbey do violence to God's own decrees and lift away from her heart the consecrated in struments of his power. Ono often hears In tho street remarks about this person or that being badly "left," hut it has been reserved for a school boy in this city to demonstrate to what an extent one may suffer such fortune. He went out of town ono Monday morning to visit n youthful friend, and was strictly enjoined to return on the following Satur day evening. Ho had to quote from one of his lottors to his family " a rod hot time," and whon Saturday came round he packed up his trunk with great reluctance and amid loud expressions of regret from his friend that he must return so soon He had to drive about three miles to catch the train, and although conscientiously using all the speed ho could, he arrived at the station about five minutes after the cars had departed, no nccordenlv wont to t the nearest telegraph office, and to allay the anxiety which his non appearance migni occasion al nome. compueu an. ..is oatchod the following message: ".Missed ihotfsin; will be back next Thursday." This is considered by his family tho worst case of boing " left " ou record. Havb as Oi'isiox oi' You is Own. Some things becomo difficult to poiform ,he instant it is known we are making the attempt. For instance, the moment, pco pic discover that wo me trying to please every one tho chances nro that wo shall please no one. Who cares for the support of one who will shift his views to agree wilh the next persou ho meets, and never has any opinion of his own until he lias sounded publio opinion? Alter all. we like people who havo positive convie ions and adhere to them until there is good reason for a change. Milk and water men are soon found out. and then more than a seeming popularity i3 impossible. The world is divided on most questions and the man who tries to bo on both sides at the same time, prosents n, sorry plight. As long as the world is divided into parties, tho only way for a man to be really popu lar is to have a good roason for believing and acting as ho does, to bo always consist- Icnt, and to never go nut of his way socking I iwpularity. Poole, the tailor, was making holiday at Ihightou, and one iuoruingon the pior he met one of his uoblo customers. "Good morning, my lord," said tho tailor, who then passed ou. "Stay Mr. I'oolo; I wanted to show you this coat," replied the aristocrat. " II doesn't tit mo at nil." I'oolo was a man of ready wit. lie stop ped, looked carefully at the coat, and then darwiog a piece of chalk from his pocket, said: "Your lordship is right; tho coat wauts to be taken in horo.and lotout hero, and shortened here, and just a hit length. loned here;" aud at each "here" ho madoaheavycualK maiK. .ow my lord," ho continued, us ho saw a curious crowd bad gathered " if you will just, lake that coat opto London, marked ns it is, my manager will sco that it is allored to your satisfaction." Hi lordship did not again commit the impertinence cf "talking shop" to Poole. i ld Maggie Deo had fully her own sharo of Scottish prudence and economy. One bonnet had sorved her turn for upward of a dozen years, and somo ladies who lived in her neighborhood, in offering to make and present her with a now ono, asked whether sho would prefer silk or straw as a matorial. " Wool, tuy leddios," said Maggie, after careful deliberation, "since vou insist on gi'cn mo a bonnet, I think I'll take a strau ane ; it will -maybe bo a mouthfu .to the coo wucn I'm mvongn Wi't." The carriel's kick." writes n u:ttui"jlit. a siii.lv." It may lie added that a n uie's kick is a lesson. A Ml'.lvilio (N. J.) g'a b!uwer ha sue eemled in blowing what is believed t be ib.t 'a-Tit. battle ever mad., in Ibis e nn-t- v. It is :t . arbey, and will hold fifty eallons. It is !o bo sent to the Smithion- i 'II Institute. An eminent scientist says that whon a l.!y cannot sit down without her nose bo coming red, it shows that there is imper-t'-i-t eiietilation of the blood, caused by ti'lit lacing. Same with gentlemen. A io--! nose is a sure sign of tightness some- wlc I'e. However practical a woman may have t'.vome with the flight of years, I do not ix-Heve that s'm ever arrives at the state v!n.'ii she would rather receive from br inland a set of forks, or some new din- .;! loom ehairs, than a ten cent bouquet b. tiu'ht. in 'he market for the love cf her. Li Pars the chocolate manufacturers ,)-.,.. ,,,p:it variety of figures io th.dr .!!.... mixture. S-iht 3 moth r t.i her linv " If you are very good. Pun re, Mi ' Year's day I shall go to, Menier's ' ! you Faith, Hot, and Charit' " i' .. .Ur h.tv.t the twelve apostles," '- ' . greedy littie boy. .- v. r places much dependence on -i- i'ner I'.jr swuriii;: clean milk will .'uttke gilt-edged butter. Allowiug into the milk nnd thou depend vi tt the strainer io g-t it out i3 a poor tlH.Yuy lor cleanliness. More or le-s of i,e .htt, especially everything of soluble ' i'ii - e.and some that is not, is sure to find i- w.-i.y through the meshes of the strainer ith the crowding current of milk. 'litho.uWerg, upon returning to his store I ('..'.Ivest'tu aventti) from dinner, lound s . !erk vory much excited The clerk id a stranger came in and alter asking i : price of a cravat, which was 81, picked . ii- eutire box. containing a dozen, ad wen off with them. "lid he pay ei tl.e dollar?'' asked Moses. "Yes," plied the olerk. "v eil, then, ve makes, t.vliow, fifty per cent profit on de in- -lineut." It) a pleasant company eaoh one asked question. If it was answered, the ques i oner paid a forfeit, or if he could not reaver ii himself ho paid n forfeit. An isliman's quastion was: "How does the 'ittle ground squirrel dig his hole without i roWHig any dirt about the entrance?" V 1 1. n they all gave it up, Pat said : "Sure, do you s"e, lie begins at the other end of e hole." One of the rest exclaimed: Uut how docs ho got there?" "Ah?" aid Pat, "that's your question. Can you anr-wer it yourself?" "I don't see any uso ol these Arctic ox. peditions," remarked Mrs. Miggs, pee V'3lily. "They only get lost and keep folks looking fur them who might be bet ter employed." "Perhaps you dun't seo tho u.se of tbuai now," rejoined Mr. Miggs, tit a tone expressive of contompt for hfs wife's ignorance. "But if we havo to pay two cents per pound for ice next summer, vou'll wish that Bennett's attempt to or ganize an independent consumers' anti :notiOJoly ice company at the north pole iad succeeded." Brooklyn Eagle. A Good Max's Wish. When lam laid lown in the grave, I freely confess to you 'hat I would rather have some ono in hi manhood stand over me and say, " '1 here lies one who was a real friond to me, ami privately warned mo of the dmigers of the young no one knew it, hut he aided me in the time of need I owe what I am to Mm ;" or would rather have somo widow, ith choking utterance, telling her chil dren, "There is your friend and mino he visited me in my affliction, and fonnd you my son, an employer, and you, my datrgh ier, a happy homo in a virtuous family;'' I say I wonld rather that such persons would stand at my grave than to have . rected over it the most beautiful marble. Dr. Sharp. A Bo.an.a oi' Relics. One of the greatest "finds!' of stone relics ever made n tho Champlain Valley, was first struc'i by Dr. D. S. Kellogg, at the mouth of the Rig Chazy river, on the 11th of last Octe liei, and has been pretty thoroughly worked up bv the doctor, John Martin, the Hudson Brothers and others. Upwards of seven hundred different pieces have al ready been found. Including axes, arrow leads, spuar points, flashers, knives, etc., c., and there nro doubtless many others it. Such deposits as these have a sig i fieant bearing upon arcbajologioal sci- 'tco, and throw the only available light Hon the mysterious races which, ages go, inlmb'ted these shores. Plaltsbftrqh iLpublkan. The wife- of Sinator Bingham used to loll a pleasaut story of tho time whon hor ti isb ind was trying to get votes in the Prfiiniyivania legislature, ne gave a din ner parly tc :t number o. the members, oie ol whom managed to break n plate i te of an exquisite set of Sevres of great vduo. Tho unhappy guest fell into an aoiiy whioh Mrs. Bingham at once sooth--I by saj ing. with a careless air, "It is of no sort or conscquenco, for this ware is "sicccdingly brittle and breaks very easily; just look" and to illustrate her statement ho took up another of the priceless plates and placidly broke it into bits with a Knife, i'rusu plates were brought, and tho clumsy ncmber was so pleased and relieved that. I,- soon Hi might bo, he voted for the hs iiiud of the woman of tact. GoiNi; Him Ovi: Ueti Kit. The Tene Haulo Ga:ettc says: Au ingenious tramp, thinking to wring tears and money assist ance from the stoniest hearts with :i ne.v schcmc.'gavo it an experimental ti;:. iti tho north end. Ho Las decided not to : -cnt the invention Ho told a north end lady of his nnfortRuato condition, and ask ed if he might eat some of the grass in the yard. The lady less amused than surpris ed, said : "Certainly." Uo went out, and getting down on all fours commenced ou the grass after the neglected and nover popular fashion of Nebuchadnezzar, and apparently not en joying the diet any more than that ancient sinner ololdon time, rresontiy the tramp s anxious oyo caught sight of the servanl girl beckoning to him from the back yard, lie thought a rich reward for his humility was in store, and instantly responded : "Did von motion for me?" said he. "Yes." "What did you waut"' Ho now wore i look of inoit hopeful oxpoolaucy. "You mnv go in tbo back.yard if you want to. The grass is taller there." The St. Albino Messenger says: The roccption at tho Motbodlst church latt night iu honor of tho coming pastor, Rev. Mr. Perry, and tbe retiring pastor. Rev. Mr. McAnn, was a very pleasant afliiir, and a large number of people of the dif ferent societies bade the now pastor a cor dial welcome and wished Mr. McAnn abundant success in his new field. Mr. Perry and his family arrived on tbe ti o'clock train last evening, and were taken at onco to tho vestry to partake of a lwun tiful supper and meet thoir friends. Among tho nuiubor proscnt at the reception were Rev. Mr. Ford of tho Bay with several membors of his church, and Rot. Mr. Clark, who has located here. Mr. Ford added much to the enjoyment of the occa sion by some excellent singing; and tho rest of the time was passed in social inter course. Mr. McAnn loft for .Springfield to-dav.