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Stye SKtncs, Nctu 3BlootnficI&, Jn.
" It is useless disguising facts. My
husband had forged his employer's sig
nature to a bill fur fifteen hundred dol
lars J it had still some month's to run, and
he had como home, hoping to raise the
sum. He told me there wns no escape
for him J they would search the world
through to find him if it should bo dis
covered. .. I do not know if the tale were truo or
false. ,1 believed it then, and trembled
for the unworthy li Co 1 had onco held so
deaf.' T had saved five hundred dollars.
I told him I would give him that. J lis
father and brother both refused to see
him or to allow him even a cent. They
were tired of covering his delinquencies,
and resolved to leave him to his fate.
" When I left tho house to go to meet
my husband, I did not open tho hall
door. I unfastened tho drawing-room
windows, aud passed out there. It was
a dark night ; and, when I promised
Allen to give him the money, ho walked
with mo to the place of my egress, and
.stood there, waiting against tho halfuloscd
shutters, whilo I went to fetch him all I
had. When I returned, ho was still
standing where I left him. I thought
even then ho seemed confused, and anx
ious to bo gone. As ho was leaving mo,
I suddenly remembered T was quite pen
niless. " Allen," I said, " leavo mo a
few dollars. 1 have no money left.,'
"I saw him take from his pocket a
largo black purse, from which he hastily
drew the twonty dollar note, and, with
out another word, went rapidly away.
" I refastcned tho windw-shutters, and
returned to my own room. I knew noth
ing whatever of the bracelet or purse
being left in tho drawing-room. Even
when I heard they had disappeared, I
never dreamed of Allen in connection
with them, never for one moment. Could
I think my baby's father a thief '
" When you asked mo on that miser
able morning where that note camo from,
for the first time it all flashed into my
mind. Alien gave it to me; therefore
lie must have taken it. I remembered
his confusion, his haste to bo gone, nnd
my heart died within me. 1 would not, to
gave myself, betray him, for I loved him.
"You will think it strange that I never
looked at tho note ; but so it was. I had
it in my posscssiou six weeks, and yet
never once examined it. My mind was
full of other things.
"Last year poor Allen died in my
arms. Ho confessed all to inc. how ho
had taken both money and bracelet, and
had by mistake given mo the stolen note
instead of, as we both thought, returning
oneofuiyown. He died in my arms,
and begged of me now to clear myself. I
will do so, as in a few days I shall be
with my baby in heaven !"
: A few more lines thanked us for our
kindness, and bade us adieu.
. Many memories live with us; but none
mere beautiful, or held more dear, thau
than thatofOuu Governess.
A Chinese Will.
.A Chinaman died, leaving his property
by will to his three sons, as follows : To
Jum-lIuni, his eldest, one-hulf thereof;
Nu-l'in, his second son, one-third thereof,
and to Ping-Hat, his youngest, one-ninth
thereof. When the property was inven
toried, it was found to consist of nothing
more than seventeen elephants; and
tho boys applied to a wise neighbor, Sani
l'unk, for advice. Sam Punk had an ele
phant of his own. Ho drove it into the
yard with the seventeen and said : "Now
we will suppose that your father left these
eighteen elephants. Fum-llutn, tuke
your half and depart." So Fuui Hum
took nine elephants and went his way.
" Now, Nu-Pin," said the wise mun, "tuke
your third and git." So Nu-Pin took six
elephants and traveled. "Now, Ding
Bat," said the wise man, take your ninth
and begone." So Ding-But took two ele
phants and ' absquatulated. Then Sam
Punk took his own elephant and drove
home again. Query Was the property
divided according to the terms of tho will '!
Iu a Horn.
One Christmas day, some years ogo,
some rather fust young fellows hired
horscB from a livery stable in the town of
i , and determined to have a good
time generally. One of the horses never
recovered from the effects of the ride,
and the livery-man sued the rider for the
value of him. 1 The lawyer for the plain
tiff wag an ex-judgo. He was a good law
yer, but fond of his toddy. He was try
ing to prove by one of the witnesses that
all were druuk, and commenced by ask
ing him
" Where did you stop first after leaving
the livery stable '("
, " We stopped at Michael 'g."
" Did you take a horn there ?" asked
the judge.
" Yeg."
"Where did you stop next?"
" At the Gardens."
" Did you take a horn there ?"
" Yes'
" Where did you stop next?"
" At the Four-Mile House."
" Did you take a horn there 1"
. By this time the witnesg began to smell
rat. "Horn!" says he; "I want to
know what hag a horn got to do with this
case. I suppose because you are a drink
ing kind of fellow yourself, you think
that every other body is drunk."
You ought to have beard the explosion
which shook the court room. The ex
judge did not ask the witness BDy more
questions.
CAUGHT I A TRAP.
" "ITrilENEVEK I scO a rat-trap,"
y V said Dick Wavcrloy to mo, as
we passed a magniDcent hardware store
iu Sixth avenuo, in the show-window of
which was displayed among other things,
a rat-trnp' " it reminds mo of an incident
that occurred when I was a clerk in a
llinghauipton dry goods store. Tho estab
lishment had onco been successfully en
tered by burglars, who mado the visit a
very costly ono to the owner of the goods.
To prevent a repetition of such visits, I
was offered a slight increase in my salary
if 1 would agree to sleep iu tho store at
night. I was a bachelor then, and accept
ed the offer, making my couch on a cot
bed in a small compartment in tho rear
of tho salesroom.
" I had occupied this room as a sleep
ing chamber for three months without ex
periencing any incident worthy of note,
when ono night, some two hours after I
had retired, I was awakened by hearing
a slight rasping sound. Rising quietly
iu the bed, 1 listened attentively a few mo
ments, and had no doubt that something
unusual was about to occur. Noiselessly 1
arose from my bod, took my revolver from
under my pillow, and in my bare feet crept
in the direction whence the sound scorn
ed to come.
" On tip-tno I cautiously entered the
salesroom, and there the rasping sound
was loud enough to indicato at once the
very spot whore the work was going on.
It was tho door loading from tho storo to
the cellar, which, by the way, was infest
ed with rats. Sometimes tho rats would
make their way to tho store, and to give
them a fitting reception a steel trap, prop
erly baited, was nightly placed near tho
holo through which it was supposed they
entered. The holo was at the jamb of
the door at the head of tho cellar stairs,
and the trap, with a chain about four
feet long, was there deposited invitingly
open, and to save the vermin tho trouble
of rambling further in quest of food. The
chain was fastened to a staple fixed in
the surbase, so that when a rat was not
instantly guillotined, and lingered long
in the clutches of the spikes which im
paled him, he could not wriggle off to a
comer whero the trap might not readily
be found.
" As I approached tho dour, I could
see by tho glare of the singlo gaslight
which we always kept burning ut night,
tho point of a saw about four iuches long,
and not more thau two inches in width
ut its broadest part. This saw was bciug
rapidly worked by somo unseen power,and
it was evident that tho object was to
make a holo largo anouKU to admit a
human hand, that it might withdraw tho
strong bolt which prevented tho opening
of tho door.
" In a few moments I noticed the nar
row blade bobbing in und out. My first
idea was to wait until tho bolt was with
drawn, then bodily confront tho burglar,
with my revolver cocked for instant use.
Then, fearing that the man who was saw
ing might have accomplices who would
not hesitato to commit murder to prevent
capturo, I was about to hasten to the
front door, pass out, and give the alarm,
when I ecpicd the rat-trup on tho floor,
and a novel idea at once suggested itself.
" I was standing ut tho side of the door,
having taken this position to screen my
self, deeming it likely that the operator
ou the other side of the door might place
his eye to the aperture wag uiukiug, to
seo if the coast were clear.
" Cautiously lifting the trap, I held it
in my left hand, with the revolver iu my
right, both ready for use.
" Hasp ! rasp 1 rasp ! The saw con
tinued its movements, and as I peeped
over tho side of the door-frame I could
see that the instrument was rapidly mak
ing a circle, about four inches in diame
ter. When the circle was ncurly com
pleted the saw was drawn in, and a kriilb
blude chipped off a small strip of tho
wood.
" Then I saw ono finger enter. The
object was to seize tho circular piece, and
prevent it from falling to the floor on
the outside.
" The wood readily split, and the piece
which was broken off was carefully taken
inside. Then another piece, and so on
tyitil the hole was perfect.
'Then I observed a human hand, the
fingers of which began to grope for the
bolt.
" Now for the trick, I thought, as I
nervously extended my left hund, which
held the trap, toward the aperture, but
a little below it to prevent its being seen.
" Slowly the trap wag moved, ready for
a favorable opportunity to give tho bur
glar's hand a warm clusp.
" The moment I saw tho fingers ex
tended I plunged the trap at them, and
the hand entered to the wrist. .
' Click I The spring was touched, the
trap sprang, and a human hand was im
paled 1 The burglar was caught caught
id the act ! lie on one side of the door
and his captor on the other.
" A groan of agony followed as the
spikes pierced the man's flesh, and he
attempted to withdraw his hand ; but the
hole be had made, although large enough
to admit the entrance of a man's hand,
wag not of sufficient dimensions to permit
the passage of a rat-trap.
"lie groaned, aud muttered terrible
oaths, but his profanity and waitings were
useless. All his efforts to withdraw hi
band, proved unavailing.
" Feeling assured that he wns securely
held in this uncomfortablo position, I
hastened to the street door,, unlocked it.
and shouted for ossistnnce. An officer
soon camo, and when I had conducted
him to the cellar stairs, I withdrew the
bolt, opened the door, and discovered tho
culprit who had to follow tho door as it
swung against tho wall. Ho was a man
of about thirty seven, heavily built, with
short-cropped red hair, a faco of villain
ous aspect, nnd his features deeply inden
ted with small pox. Before taking" the
trap from his hand, which bled profuse
ly from fivo different punctures, tho offi
cer searched his pockets, arid found
therein two Derringer pistols, a long dirk,
and a number of burglar's tools. Hav
ing disarmed him, his hand was rclcasod
from tho trap, and ho was conducted to
tho police station.
" It was afterwards discovered that he
had entered tho cellar from a window in
tho rear, having opened tho shutters in
tho same manner as ho was attempting to
practice when caught.
" A trial followed some weeks after,
he was convicted and for fivo years be
camo a pattern of propriety in a public
institution, never leaving his own cham
ber unless with the consent of his keep
ers, and otherwise leading such an exem
plary life that for tho tiuio mentioned,
through compulsion,he became a reformed
man. Whether his reformation continued
after his release from prison I am unable
to state.
A Domestic Scene.
A PARASOL tassel is a very small
thiug to create a difficulty in a
man's family, yet, insignificant as it is in
itself, did cause much domestic trouble
out in the west-end last summer. The
night was warm, as ninny who were toss
ing about in ineffectual efforts to sleep
may remember. Taking a stroll on tho
stroots about eleven o'clock, to seo what
wo could see, we camo upon a discordant
couple, man and wife evidently, who wcro
so earnestly engaged in a family disputo
between themselves that they didn't ob
serve us; so wo stopped and observed
them. They were of unmistakable
Teutonic origin. Tho husband, stubborn
and moroso, was seated on the door-step
of a planing mill, nnd the wife was
standing on tho side-walk iu front of
him, emptying imaginary vials of wrath
upon his head, varied with female lamen
tations nnd pleadings used upon such oc
casions, all of which ho received with
occasional remonstrance. " Only two
years married already," said the indignant
wife, " and you running round mit do
girls, pooty quick. You ought to be
ashamed mit mine self. Unt hero is the
lecdlo barasol tassel vot I found in your
pocket. Yust sieh a loedle tassel vot
Catrina von Trump's barasol don't have
got all'e whilo. Yot you got to say to
doso ?" " Vot 1 got to say ?" returned
the husband, in a tone of injured inno
cence. " Vot I tolo you already, vot I
always tolo you, nnd vot I never tell you
some what I live, and always will ! I tolo
you I found tho lecdlo borasol tassel at
the pase pall grounds, aud that's more's
what's the matter."
The wife would not accept the explan
ation, but continued to aucuse him , of
connubial dereliction, although the only
evidence she seemed to have on hand was
the parasol tassel. At length another ac
tor appeared on the scene. He proved
to bo a neighbor of theirs, ond although
he came strolling along, whistling in an
indifferent manner, as if on no purpose
bent, it wag appurent that ho had sought
them with tho view of effecting a recon
ciliation and getting them home.
" Hallo, Hans, vas this you?", said the
new comer, acting ns though much sur
prised at finding him there, " you are
fiooty late out, ain't it? Why you no go
mme?" .
" I don't go home any more, that's why
I ain't out pooty quick late," replied
Hans, gloomily.
The neighbor inquired the reason of
their difficulty, which Mrs. Hans was not
slow to give, exhibiting the suspicious
tussel. " What !" said tho neighbor in
astonishment, '' a leedle tassel dis does
make nil dese difficulties ? . Vy, I picks
up heaps of does leedle tassels at the pase
pall grounds effry tay vot I don't go down
there. Got tozzens tousands ef 'em at
home, I guess not. Von leedle barasol
tussel 1 Veil, you youst like to see my
bureau drawers full of doso tassels vot I
tells you, unt my fruu she likes urn, unt
says it's bully. Von leedle tassel makes
all dis troubles. Veil, if I hadn't ouf
fclicved it I never would have seen it."
le coutinued in this strain, and finally
made out that every married mun in the
neighborhood had bushels of "leedle bar
asol tassels" which they picked up at the
base ball grounds, conveying the idea that
the air fairly rained tassels wherever there
was a throng of ladies to witness a base
ball mutch. The woman, ut length, be
came moderately pacified, and consented
ed to go home, forgetting and forgiving,
if Hang would ; and Hang, after an
amount of grumbling and hesitation,
which injured feelings seemed to demand,
consented, and they went home ; the
well-uieuning, but somewhat extravagant
neighbor still dwelling upon tho heap of
parasol tassels he had himself accumula
ted at the " pase pall grounts." Cincin
nati Timet.
, One of Niagara's Swindles.
A CORRESPONDENT of a New
York paper tells his back experience
at the big catarnct ns follows :
You can buy ten cents worth of any
thing at Ningnra by just paying ono dol
lar for it.
This is the greatest pluco in tho world
for bridal couples. Tlicy nro all very
susceptible, and all green. I'll tell you
something about n bridle couple, not a bri
dal couple. A pair of hack horses are a bri
dlo couple, nnd it's about a pair of hack
horses I hnvo to write. A fellow who
had ono of theso teams started a conver
sation with mo thusly :
"Tako n ride?" "No." "To Oont
Island ?' " No." " Lunar Island ?' "No."
" Suspension Bridge '" " No." ' Rapids?'
"No." "Whirlpool?" "No." "Devil's
Holo?" "No." "HorsoShnc Falls?"
" No." " Clifton House ? " No."
You see I'd been to all those places,
nnd I didn't caro much to go to thoni
somo more. 1 hadn't been to Lundy's
Lane, and when he said " Lundy's Lane,"
says I, " Who is Lundy ?''
" Why," said ho, " there is where tho
American eagle soared aloft, and with
one fell swoop plucked a tuft from the
mane of tho British lion."
"No!" said I.
" Yes," said he.
" Have they preserved the tuft?'I asked.
Ho said they had.
" WThat has become of old Lundy ?"
said I.
" Alas," he replied. " he sleeps beneath
the sod."
Says I, " How much to do, Lundy ?"
" Well," says he, " seeing it's you, I'll
tako you there for a dollar, and you could
not go for less than that in a wheelbar
row." I got into his vehicle, and by and by
we got to what he called Lundy's Lane.
It was two or three patches of grass with
rail fences around thorn, one brindle
cow with a fence around her, and a coun
try road. The driver said ho guessed I
had better pay. So I gavo him a dollar
bill, painted green on the back.
" Why," said he, " wo are in Canada,
and I want gold."
Says I, " I hain't got no gold."
He saw 1 was a sickly-looking cuss
what had como to the Falls for my health.
So ho squared himself and doubled up
two fists that looked like lagcr-bcer kegs,
and said :
" You little withered cuss, you, if you
don't come down with a quarter, I will
punch your snoot."
Sly snoot feels better when it ain't
punched ; bo I camo down with the quar
ter1. Then I said : " I guess I've got
enough of Lundy," and I went to get in
his wagon, when ho yelled out :
" What in thunder are you doing?"
I said " Getting in."
. " Well," said he, " that is cool. You
had better get out ngnin darned quick."
Then he broke tho news to mo very
gently that ho had agreed to bring me
out for a dollar and tho prico for going
back would bo five dollars.
" No," said I.
" Yes," said he.
" Then I'll walk said I.
" Walk and be darned," said he.
lie got upon his old rattle-box, and
commenced to move, and I commenced
to move. I looked like a twelfth of a doz
en mourners at a one-hack funeral. He
talked to me thusly:
" Hot, ain't it? Ever see so much
dust before ? Going to shower soon."
I'p came the clouds and down came
the ruin. I had walked a mile, and I
said, " I guess I'll get iu." I gave him
five dollars.
Said he, " give me another dollar."
1 told him ho ugreed to take mo for
five dullurs.
" Oh," said he, " it was pleasant then,
but you seo it is raining now."
I gave him the money, nnd finally
reached the hotel, nnd I don't take no
hacks uo more.
A Shrewd Beggar.
A gentlemun, while walking with two
ladies through one of the principal streets
of Liverpool, saw a beggar approach. One
of the ladies, who had evidently seen the
medicunt before, said " This is the man
I have heard of. No matter how much
money you give him, he always returns
the change, and never keeps more than
a penny." " Why, what a fool he must
be !" remarked the geutloman. " But
I'll try him, aud put him to little troub
le." So saying, the gentleman drew from
his pocket a sovereign, which he dropped
into the beggar's hat. The modioant
turned the coin over two or three ti mes,
examined it closely, and then, raising his
eyeg to the countenunce of the benevolent
man, said" Well, I'll not adhere to my
usual custom in this case. I'll keep it
all this time ; but don't do it again." The
donor opened his eyeg in astonishment
and passed on while the ladies smiled
with delight.
A Medical Experiment.
A curious experiment was tried in
Russia with gome murderers. They were
placed, without knowing it, in four beds
where four persons had died of the chol
era. They did not tuke the disease. They
were then told that they were to sleep in
beds where some persons had died of
malignant cholera ; but the beds were,
in fact. Dew and had not been used at
all. Nevertheless three of them died of
the disease within four hours.
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