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Notbiag at all ia the paper to-da.r I
Only a murder somewhere er other—
A girl who baa put her child away,
Not beiap a wife as well as a mother.
Or a drunken husband I» eating a wife,
With the neighbors lying awake to listen ;
Scree aware he has taken a life
Till ia at tho window the d iwn-hays glisten.
But that is all in tbe regular way—
There's nothing at all la the paper to-day. ,
Nothing at all la the paper to-day !
To be sure there's a woman died of starva
Fell down in the attest as so many may
In this prosperous Christian uatiea.
Or two young girls with some inward grief
Maddened, have plunged into the inky wa
Or a father bas learned that his son's a thief—
Or a mother has been robbed or one of her
Thinge that occur iu the regular way—
There's nothing nt all in the paper to-day.
Then's nothing at all in the paper to-day,
Unleas you care about the things In the city—
How great rich rogues for their crimes must
(Though all gentility eriea out "ptty I" )
shop-boy that robs a till—
There's a cose to-day if I am not forgettiug,
The lad only "borrowed" as such lads will—
To pay some money he lost in betting,
But then's nothing in this that's out of the
There's nothing at all in tbe paper to-day.
Lika the meanest
Nothin* at all in tbe paper to-day,
But tbe birth» and baokruptciaa, daatb* aad
But life'» events ia the old snrvej,
With virtue beggiup, and vice in carriages!
And kindly heart« under ermtue gown« ,
And wicked breasts under hodden gray,
For goodneae belongs not only to clowns,
And o'er others than lords does sin bear
t tway,
Bntwbat do I read 'Drowned! wrecked!"
Did I say
There was nothing at all in the paper to-day?
After tbe execution of Louis XVI. in
January, 1793, hia ion, tha Dauphin,
who was than a bright, intelligeut boy of
eight-years of age, was recognized by tbe
- European courts and by tha Vendean
chiefs as King of France under the title
of Louis XVII. The royal family were
than imprisoned in an old fortress in Paris
called tbe Temple ; but iu the following
July the young Prince was torn from tbe
trail of bu mother and curried to a remote
part of the building, where ho waa placed
under the oontrol of a shoemaker named
Simon. He was treated by his jailer with
unvarying cruelty aud neglect.
July, 1793, until the end of tbe Reign of
Terror in-1794 he waa kept in solitary
confinement iu hia cell, from which the
light and sir wer* shut out. His cloth
ing wss uuobsnged for over » yesr snd
his bed was nst made up for months. He
was fed scantily and given stagnant water
to drink.
After Simon had been guillotined in
1794 the rigor of tbe Danphin's imprison
ment was somewhat relaxed. In May,
1796, » physician who was called in pro
nounced him to be dving of scrofula ; and
it ie said that he died on June 12. On th*
day follswing bis death we are told that
his body was identified and certified to by
four members of tbe Committee of Safety
•nd some twenty of tbe prison officials,
•nd four distinguished physicians held sn
autopsy on the body before it* interment
in tha cemotery of St. Marguerite.
A osao ia now occupying the attention
ef the.Courtof Appeal in Paria, in whiob
Jules Favre appears for the claimants;
and this oase depends entirely upon tbe
question whether tbe Dauphin really died
in tha Temple or not. M. Favre oantonds
that in accordance with n plot of Barraa,
tbe Pretident of the Directory, end
of th* member* of the oouventinn, auch aa
Csml'seeres, Foudhs and Mathieu, Louis
XVII waa rescued from tlm plisnn by
aubatituting the body of another child,
and that be lived until 1848, and waa
knswn by tbe nniii* of Charles William
Naundorff. Th* preaent ease ia an appeal
from the division of the tribunal of tbe
Heine in 1961, against the claim of Nsnn
dorff on the grounds that from August
10, 1792. until 1796, the Temple was so
strictly watched that the alleged substitu
tion oonld nst have taken pises ; that the
autopsy was attended by so wide a publi
city as to leave no room for duubt ; that
NaundorflT* ignorance of the French lan
guage up to 1832 sufficed to refute his si
nged origin and that had the story of the
oecapo been true, some of the participent*
in it would have revealed the secret after
th* Rsstoratfno in 1814. Tbe appellants are
NauadorlP* son. Count Albert de Bour
boa, and hia oldest daughter, Amelia.—
The Count is forty-five, and bna the gen
uine Bourbon look. His sister, who i*
now forty-two, it aaid to bear s striking
rssnmblsnse to Maris Antoinette
NaundorlTs story waa that after the es
cape from the Tempi* b* waa kept for
years in seclusion by hi* friends, at one
time ip % chateau and afterward in prison,
and that afterward he traveled in England
and in l*a!y. There seem* to be no doubt
tint ho waa in Berlin when about twenty
five year* of ago, where he followed the
tptriMai Of a watchmaker, aad that
W Lon 'uawMxMsfaJ »- -& the ulioa »*- - -
•swag Bw wiullHWa WlUtw InO g H FI IOC ntlMItll
itiee he dedtasnd himself to b« tho Dauph
in. The Prussian anihoritiea sent him to
Spandan, where he lived in obscurity, still
panning tho noma occupai irm. end here
M 181» ha married m merchant's daughter
naawl Frrdorika Heinert. After th* Res
toration in feu* be wrote to th* Datoh
Mi d'AagtalMM. daughter ef Louis XVI.
iMuntartohnraiKl the iomdtnts of ths
Sight of that innnarah and hie family to
Varenoea in 1791. Thta letter was never
anawered In 1817 be iutruated a French
officer with », miaelon to the King of
tee. to whom certain papers were to
eHeered. The officer wu never heard
be d
from, nor were these paper* ever return
ed After the birth ot a daughter in
1819. Naundorff wrote a* follows to the
Dutcbeae d'Aogouleaie, bi* supposed sis
ter :
"I do not dnro to give her your name,
for it wonld reeall to mo a peat toe crnel
It would preserve in memory tbe details
oftfco unhsppy journey tbVerewnes. Who
would have said (bat so many years after
ward I should give to my first ohild the
name of Amelia borne by yon during that
journey ?"
The Dnohess did not reply. Nann
dorff wrote to tbe Prussien Minister of
tbe Interior, signing the letter "Charles
Louis, Duke of Normandy," and saying :
"la case yon leave this letter unanswered,
I shall fiod some way of approaohing (he
King, for tbe truth has nothing to fear."
From Spandau Naundorff was aent to
Brandenburg, wht-re be waa imprisoned
on ■ charge of being engaged in coining
counterfeit money, and there hie jailer
became convinced that he was th* true
Dauphin. After this be was sent to Gros
sen, in Silesia, by the Prus.ian authori
ties The polio« magistrate at Croaien,
Herr Pesold, became an ardent friend and
advocate of tbe axile. In liis behalf Pez
old wrote letterz to Louis XVTII, Charles
X.and tbs Duchess d'Angnulcme, and
petitioned the Prussian Government to
restore NaundorlTs confiscated
This was not done, and when
in 183*2 th* Government seized all of
NaundorlTs papers in his possession.
In 1833 the claimant came to Pari*,
whei* he sought to obtain some recogni
tion of his identity. His efforts were un
successful, the Duchess d'Angouleine and
most of the Bourbons refusing to see or
talk with him. It is now urged in his
behalf that hII of those who could be
tarmud judges of the truth of his story,
after having seen him, pronounced in bis
favor. Among these were Madame de
Rambaud, who had been in tbe Dauphin's
service from his bilth until tbe arrest of
tbe royal family in August. 1792 ; M
and Madame Marco da St Hilaire; M.
de Bremond, secretary of Louis XVI. ;
M. Joly, last Minister of Justice of Louis
XVI.; M. de Monciel, another ef the
Kiug's Cabinet ; Dr. Caro, the Duchess
d'Angouleine's physieiun ; Bulot, the old
lamp lighter of the Temple ; M. Morel de
St. Didier, who bad been told by M. de
la Roche Ayuion of the escape from tho
Temple, tbs latter busing obtained the in
formation at thv Prussian Court ; M. de
Liudenau, Minister of the Interior in Sax
ony ; the Archbishop of Tours, and oth
These witnesssa iu tha alleged
Prince's behalf founded their faith on his
resemblance to the royal boy they had
known, aud oo the minute historical cir
cumstances recalled by him iu conversa
ea pu
Naundorff was sxpelled from France in
1836, after having cited the Duke and
Duchess d'Angouleuie to appear before
the Tribunal ef the Seine Nine years
later he died at Delft, and his death was
there entered on tha civil register as that
of "Charles Louis, Duke of Normandy,
sod of Louis XVI, and Marie Antoinette."
He left ■ book on "Tho Misfortunes of
tbe Dauphin," containing the particulars
of the escape from the Temple.
M Jules Favre is assisted on the pres
ent trial by M. Gruadu de la Barra, who
has been for years a devoted believer in
the Naundorff claim, and by a Rotterdam
advocate named Van Buren. It is urged
by these gentlemen that bad Naundorff
been an ordinary impostor he would have
been summarily prnseouted and disposed
of by the Prussian Government instead ot
bring carefully watched for yean by its
The case ie certainly on* of rare inter
est, and one which can hardly bo settled
by this trial. Very probably the archives
of Prussia might ehed such light upon
the whole story aa w»uld explain tbe
mystery aud, tell who Nauudorff really
Honesty. —At a party ono evening,
several contested tbe houur uf having done
the most extraordinary thing. A rever
end gentleman was appointed judge of the
respective preteusions.
One produced his tailor's bill with a
receipt ettsohed to it. A buxx want
through tbe room that this could not b*
outdone when a second proved that be
bad just arrested bis tailor for uiouey that
he had Uot him. *
''The palm is hia," waa the générons
cry. Then s third put in hi» claim
"Gentlemen," said bs "I cannot boast
of the festi of my predecessors, but I
have re'nrned two borrowed
"This is the vary some of honesty,"
exclaimed the arbitrator; "it is su sot of
virtue of which I never knew suy one eaf-f*
"Hold !" cried s fourth, "I have dons
•till mure than tbst."
"liupost'bls," cried tbe company, "1st
us hear."
"I have taken my County paper twsn
years and always paid for it in ndvaoae,"
Ha took tbe prias.
An Irish crier being ordered to dear tbe
court., did so by this announcement: "Now
then, all ye blackguards that isn't lawyers
must lave th* court."
Tho gardoM of ths rish, m well as ths
poor, look seedy now.
How A Woman Bought a Ticket.
Fanny Fern enumerated a lot of thinga
which aba aaid no woman could do, but
ah« forgot aareral itema, and, among oth
er tbinga, ahe forgot to mention that tbe
woman baa never been found yet who can
bny a railroad tioket and get heraelf
ly on board a train jriffiout raiding a gen
eral commotion an^wthering everybody
elae around the place, and then ahe al
waya leoka aa though abe thought abe
ought to have a preaeut of a new ailh
dreaa for getting on the car at all.
Thera waa one of thia kind of women
went over to Newark the other day. She
get down to the ferry about five minutes
befere the boat started, and of oeuraa ahe
didn't have any tioket, so she stepped up
to the office to buy one. First abe asked
the elerk what time the next train left for
"Six o'clock, madam."
"What time is it oow?"
For reply the clerk pointed to the dock,
which occupies a conspicuous position.
"Ob, yea, I forgot
out her watch and found she was just a
hnut a minute and three-quarters slow
Of course she didn't alter the watch, she
never intended to, but it was a satisfac
tion to know just how it was. By this
time there were two or three more women
and half a dozen men waiting behind her
for a obance to buy tickets, But bless you!
that woman paid no more attention to
them than she did to the precession of the
equinoxes. Finally, abe remembered she
wanted a ticket, so she felt for her pocket
book and couldn't find it, until she hap
pened to think that it was in her reticule,
which was harnessed to her waist, so she
got hold of that, and wriggled aud twist
ed until she get it in front of her and
managed to find the pocket-book. Of
course it bad money in every compart
ment, nod the money was all wadded and
twisted up so the book was ready to burst
First she unrolled a lot of large bills and
rolled them up better ; then she looked at
some one's and two's, but concluded she
wouldn't have a bill changed, so she rum
maged around und found a lot of postal
currency, but it wouldn't pay to have the
clerk make change for her, so she hunted
until she found a fifteen-cent stamp, then
she got out a two-cent piece aud then
chased a three-cent piece all around that
pocket-book, and when she captured it
she laid down the twenty oents and looked
at the ticket-man as though she expected
to bear him thank her for saving him all
the trouble of making change, bat he
didn't say anything of the kind, and didn't
even look much aa though he meant to.
Of course, anybody would think, when
she had bought her ticket, this female
might hove got out of the way, but she
wasu't quite ready yet. She hod to look
at the ticket and put it back iu the port
monnaie, and put that in her haversack,
and wriggle that back where it belonged,
and then when she got in the narrow pas
sage-way leading to the boat she had to
stop and go through the whole perform
ance again before she could tear off the
coupon to give to tho taker. Just then
she saw a woman behind her whom she
knew, and she couldn't wait another min
ute to talk over that terrible affair about
poor old Mrs. Smith. Meantime the fif
teen or twenty men behind her were talk
ing about her. Moat of what they said is
iu the Prayer Book, hut not quite in the
same order. By-and-by, however, she
remembered she wanted to go to Newark,
and the boat was just starting, so she had
to run, and so did the men; and then
they all came near missing the boat, and
all because that woman oouldn't attend to
business in a business-like way.
There is a moral to this story which
all women who travel will do well to pon
der —Aeio York Express.
And then she took
There were two seats iu the car turned
so as to face each other. One was occu
pied by a lady and the other by a China
man. Evidently tha ludy did not relish
the presence of the Chinaman. She ex
plained to him that she wished to take the
cushions and their frames and place them
length wise across front seat to seat
JohD said "all righteo," and gut out in
the aisle, and she proceeded to lia down
on the bed thus improvised, with her
head resting sn her valiso. She supposed
that the Chinamaa would take tbe hint
that the lady wanted to rest iu the apace
usually oecupied by four persons. But
John at once proceeded to crawl iu and
stretched himself by her aide, with his
head on a little bundle of his own. The
Chines* are aa imitative raoe, aud like to
do aa others do, you know. The lady, as
soon as she discovered that she had a
bedfellow, got up a little wildly, and
started for the next ear, to the iufiaite a
iDOsanient ef the passengers, who had
been watching the acens with some iuter
est. John took no uotioa of the fuu be
had created, but want to sleep with tbe
whole bad to himself.
A newly-married lady in Haddonfield,
N. J , "just for fan," hill a toy enake in
on* of her boaband'a boots a few dtys ago.
The result of the joke was somewhat pe
culiar. Ths husbnad, 00 discovering ths
mook reptile, first took a critical look at
himsvlf in a mirror, and than
oloaat, seized hi* demijohn an
far eat into n neighboring pound.
r ing to a
threw it
"Why don't you giva us a little Greek
and Latin occasionally ?" asked a country
deacon of a new minister. "Why, do
you understand thus* langnagea ?"
but ws pay for tha boat, and ws ought to
hnv# it.
Bermnda Grass.
We bave had over twenty years' ex
perience in the use of Bermuda, end oao
write with confidence of its advantages oo
the farm. A prominent advantage of this
perennial grass ia that it ia very hardy,
and a southern plant that will aland our
hot, dry summer better than any Euro
pean grass, red top, orchard grass, timo
thy, oat grass, foxtail and tbe feseaes.
We have tried these and aeveral other
English grasses by the sido of Bermuda,
and know the troth of what we write.
It ia, however, a mistake to depend on
one plant for tho best pasture. Gov
ernor Gilmer, of Lexington, Georgia, im
proved his Bermuda pasture by raising
clover with his Bermuda. In planting a
good many acres in Bermuda for pasture,
we have sown white doversesd on some
•ores, red dovereeed on others, and lu
cerne on still more ground. Lucerne
sends its roots very deep into tb* subsoil,
and draws plant food lewer than Bermuda.
Red clover ia biennial or lives but two
years, unless from shsttered seed ; but
lucerne lives eight or tea years, sometimes
longer. A mixture of Bermuda and lu
cerne has given us tbe most satisfactory
results. Unless tbe soil is naturslly cal
careous, it should be limed to some ex
tent for lucerne or any clover. In fact
blue grass and all other grasses do best ou
limestone land Bermuda rarely forms
seed, and the plant is propagated by cut
ting up its numerous runners and cover
ing them lightly with a beard as one may
cotton seed or corn. Tbe rows should
not be mora than some thirty inehss
apart. Lucerne, clover or any grass seed
is sown broadcast to occupy the whole
ground til) the Bcamuda has time to
grow, spread and cover the earth with a
firm turf. After William the Norman,
hi» officers and soldiers, hod conquered
Eogland, aodrcbivulry was in its tnrridiau
splendor, it was said that a gentleman
could bo bred from the ranks in three
gcncraiions, but that it took three hun
dred years to make a good green sward.
Xashvitte Union.
Plaster or Paris as a Manure tor
Vines. —I have a Urge quantity of grape
vines planted in the opeu ground, und
trained on poles and wires along the
gravel walk». In planting these I had
the holes dug about twenty-five inch's
deep; I then threw into eacli bole Ova or
six lumps of old plaster, about the size of
my fist. I threw a little earth ever these
lumps, and then planted the vines iu the
usual way. The result has beeu wonder
ful; tbe vines, which were not sd inch
thick whan planted three year* ago, are
now two inohaa and more in diameter,
and bear finely. The grape, are also free
from disease. Other vines, not so treat
ed, are much sm'aller and produce less,
the fruit being also mora liable to disease
To try the effect of this plaster, in plant
ing two American black walDuts, wa put
the plaster to the one and not to the other.
The former grew twice as fast aa the
other. Last year we dug about tbe roots
of the sue to which no plaster was put,
and we threw in seveD or eight large
lumps of plaster among the roots ;
trees are now both of the saute size, and
though only four years old, are sixteen to
seventeen feet high.— P. P., Italy, in
The Garden.
A few brood sows of improved breed
will b« enough for a family. It is
economy for a farmer to buy his pork,
when two sows well taken care of will
give him all the hog meat his family and
a few hirelings will require during the
year, and also lard and sausage and small
bones, those great delicacies so enjoyed
by everybody for breakfast and supper
Under the old plan, it was cheaper tu buy
Western pork than to raise it, but experi
ence has proven that with improved breeds
and bigh feeding, it ia a great economy to
raise your own pork. Hogs at eight
months old will, or ought to, weigh 3UU
pounds—aud the second litter
a year, can
made into pork for family use at three
months, neighing eighty to sue hundred
pounds, or sold to the butcher wheu they
command bigh prises. To this is to be
added now and then a superior cne sold
as a breeder for «20 at eight or ten weeks
A Scrap Book. —Every former should
keep a scrap bosk in whiob to paste agri
cultural scraps. Every one, in reading a
paper, will ae* a number of things which
he will wish to remember. He will per
haps see suggestious, the value of which
be will desire to test, or hints which he
want to bs governed by in future opera
tions. And yst, after reading the paper
he will*probably never see it again. In
such a case all ths valuable articles will
be lost. To prevent such a loss ever
reader should slip from the papers
articles as he desires to preserve and
member, and paste them in • scrap book.
Such s book, at the *nd of a year or two,
will bs very interesting and valuable.
Young men who want ts learn farming
without bard work had bstter net attempt
it. Nor shsuld any ons attempt to learn
it who has an ides that it is a business
requiring little brain or knowledge to con
duct successfully. There are some such
who are asking where they can go to Warn
to become farmers. The only reply ia, go
to Kork whenever yon esn get • ebanos to
do •* on s farm. If yon are not willing
to do so, bstter measure tap*.

A Herrons Officer.
A gaod story has been told of u lisping
officer iu tbe Un 'ted Status Army having
been victimized by a brother officer (who
waa noted fur hia cool deliberations and
strong nerves), and hia gstting square
with him in the following manner. Tbe
cool joker, the captain, waa always quiz
zing it^e lisping officer, the lieutenant, for
hia nervousness.
"Why," said he one day in the pres
ence of hie company, "uervousueas is all
nonsense ; I tell you, lieutenant, no brave
man will be nervous.' 1
"Well," inquired his lisping
"how would you do, tbpose a ah
an inch futbee should drop itthelf ia a
walled angle in which you bad taken thel
ter from a company of tharptbeotertb, and
where it was certain if you put out your
notbe you'd get peppered ?"
"How?" said the captain, winking at
tbe circle, "why, take it coolly, and spit
on the fusee."
The party broke up, and all retired ex
cept the patrol. Tbe next morning a num
ber of soldiers were assembled on the par
ade, and talking in clustars, when along
eame the lisping lieutenant. Lazily opsn
ing his eyes, be remarked :
" I want to try an experiment Chith
morniug, and thee hew cxtheediugly cool
you eao be."
Saying this he walked deliberately into
the Cuptaio'e quarters, where a fire was
burning on the hearth, and placed in its
hottest center a powder canister, and in
stantly retreated. There was but one
mode of egress from tbe quarters, and that
waa upon tbe parade grouuds, the road be
ing built up for defense ; the occupant took
one look at the canister, comprehended his
situation, and in a moment dashed at the
door, but it was fastened ou the outside.
"Charley, let me out if you love me,"
shouted the captain.
"Tlipit an the caoither," shouted he,in
*11 with
Not a moment was to be lost ; ha bad
at first snatched up a blaukct to cover bis
egress, but now, dropping it, he raised bis
window and out be bounded,sans culottes,
sans everything but a very short under
garment, and thus, with hair almost on
and, he dashed upon a full parade ground.
The shout which hailed him brought out
the whole barracks to see wbat was tbo
matter, and the dignified captain pulled a
sergeant in front of him lo hide himself.
"Why didn't you tlipit ou it?" inquired
the lieutenant.
"Because there was no sharp-shooters
in front to stop s ratreut," answered tbe
"AU I got to lhay, then, itli," said the
lieutenant, "that you might have thafely
dose it; for I'll thwara there watbn't a
tb ingle grain of powder in it !"
The captain bas ucver apoke of nervous
neas since.
Norway and Sweden.
Au esteemed corresponded, now travel
ling in Northern Europe, remarks as fol
oars: "Never could more dissimilar na
tions be united under on* government thau
Norway and Sweden. Norway clings with
the most absurd tenacity to old tliiugs aud
old ways of doing them, while Sweden is
ready lo advance with the rest of the world.
Tbe difference appears strikingly on the
line of railroad between Christiana and
Stockholm. The roud is about 400 mile?
long, of which say 100 are in Norway and
300 in Sweden. The timo for express
t ains is about 20 hours. Of this, some
thing like 8 hours is taken for the Nor
wegian 100 miles, leaving 12 I ours—real
ly only 11 hours—for tbe Swedish 300
miles, or 12 miles against 25 miles per
hour. But the most of tbe travel in Nor
way is by the very old fashion of cirrioles
and post horses, the principal roads—un
der government care—being in good or
der und the speed avoraging, with push,
six or seven miles per hour. The Amer
ican Consul iu Christiana—which is the
•oily live part uf Norway—is trying burd
to get our mowers and reapers into use
there, though thus fur with indifferent suc
cess. Id Sweden, these things are being
taken hold uf with something like freedom.
The Swedes art, evidently, a contriving
and mechanical people, and in such tbiuga
very much in advanoa of their neighboia.
They are just the kind of people to be at
home iu America, aDd the very bast kind
of people America could have. In both
countries, as well as in Great Britain, I
heard the loudest kind ef lamentation over
the great emigration to America. Lack of
laborers causes strikes and high prices,
they say, and reduces the means of the old
countries and the values at tho same time
Land, generally, seems to have touched
its highest point everywhere on this side
the ocean, aud to be falling with bo little
rapidity, and with an ever diminishing
number of purchasers. Of course I speak
generally and most particularly. What
■ball we do about it? seems to be an ab
sorbing question, in eaob ef the countries
through wbioh I have passed. The story
ef succès* in America flews back from ev
ery pen; and these who remain, having
friends who have gon* before, are in near
ly every oaae anxious only to gat away
A Kentucky paper centaine n report of
a recent wedding, in whioh "the bride
was not particularly handsome, bat bar
father threw in seven mala* and th* hus
band was satisfied."
A Scotch lady who was disompstsd by
ths intrsdnotion of gas, asked with much
earnestness, " Whst's to become o' tbs
poor whale»?"
The Hoble Berénge.
The coffin was a plain on«—a poor,mis
erable pine coffin. N« flower* on tb« top;
no lining af white satin for tbe pale brow,
no smooth ribbons about tbe eearse shroud.
The browu hair waa laid decently back,
but there waa no crimped cap with neat
tie beneath tbe ebit.- » The sufferer from
crnel poverty smiled in bar sleep ; she
bad found bread, rert and health.
"I want to see my.mother," sobbed a
poor little child, as the undertaker screw
ed down the top.
"You cannot, grt cut of the way, boy
—why don't somebody take the brat?"
"Only let me a e bèr one minute !"
cried the helpless orphan, clutching tbe
side of tbe charity box, and as he gazed
upon tho rough box, agonized tears
streamed down tbe abeeks on which no
childish bloom ever lingered. Oh, it was
painful to hear him ory tbe ward*. "Only
once; let me see mother, only once!"
Quickly and brutally the heartless mon
ster struck the boy away, so that he reeled
with the blow. For a moment the boy
stood panting with grief and rage—his
lips sprang apart, fire glittering through
his eyes as he raised his little arm with a
most unehildish laugh and screamed :
"When I am a man I'll kill
you forthat!"
Thora was a coffin and a heap of earth
between tho mother and the poor forsaken
child— a monument much stronger than
granite built in the boy's heart to tbe
memory of the heartless deed.
The court-house was crowded to suffo
"Does any one appear ts this roan*»
counsel ?" a^ked the Judge.
There was a silence when he had fin
ished, until, with lips tightly pressed to
gether, a look of strange intelligence,
blended with a haughty reserve upon his
handsome features, a young man stepped
forward with a firm tread and kindly «ye,
to plead for the erring frieudless. He was
a stranger, but at the first sentence there
was aliènes. I he splendor of his genius
The man who could »ot find a frmnd
was acquitted.
May God bless you, sir, I cuuuot,
he said.

I roken-hearted little bny away from his
mothar a coffin. I was that hoy!
Ike man turned livid.
"Hay. you rescued arc, then, to take
my life •
"No. I have a sweeter revenge. I
have saved tha life of a man whose brutal
conduct Las rsukltd in my breast for the
last twenty ysars. Go, then, and rsmsin
ber the tears of a frieudless child
"I want no thanks," replied the stran
"I—I—I believe you are unknown to
"Man, I will refresh your memory.
Twenty years ago this day you struck a
The man bowed his head in shame and
went from the presence of magnanimity as
grand to him as incomprehensible.
A Famous Hill.
Situated in Anne Arundel eounty, Md
distant about four miles from Baltimore
aud near the old Aouapolit road, is a spot
known as Morris hill, but there are few
persons uuw living who know of the origin
of its name. About ninety years ago, ac
cording to a local tradition, when it was
the custom of every gentleman to have his
valet, a wealthy Englishman, accompanied
by bia English servant,started from Anuap
olis for Baltimore,the journey to be mnde io
a carriage. One fine afternoon tho En
glishman ordered his valet, whose name
was Morris, to turn the horses into a beau
tiful grove near the road and shave him
ere he enteied Baltimore, the master he
ilig desirous uf presenting as neat an ap
pearance as possible upou hia entree into
the city. The valet did as ordered, but
instead of shaving his master he murdered
him by culling hi» throat. lie fheu
stripped the body of its clothing, after
which tba corpse waa placed under tbe
trunk of a fallen tree and covered up with
brushwood and leaves. Tbe valet then
secured a large amnuut of utODey and val
uables which had belonged to his master
and came on to Baltimore.
A few days after the murder a farmer
living near by where the deed of blood
bad been committed had his attention at
tracted by a largo number ofbuxzards that
flew iu a circle over one particular spot,
and upon iovestigatiog the causa he waa
horrified to 6od the multilatsd body which
had beeu concealed under the fallen tree.
Tbe farmer immediately mad* known hia
discovery to the proper authorities, and in
due time the body was recognized. Mor
ris was arrested and gibbeted.
In tbos* days the law required
that all persons gibbeted should be left
suspended on the scaffold until tha flesh of
the criminal bad cither bean consumed by
caruivaroua birds or destroyed by decom
position. Such waa tbe fate of Morris.
He was executed upon the apnt where he
had slain his master, and from that day to
this tha plaoe has been known aa "Morris
The Hollow Loa.—That "honesty is
the best policy" msy[ba exemplified by tbe
following little incident : A man at Bel
mont, Mo., sold to a mill owner n saw
log, which proved to be hollow. As he
sold it fer a sound log ha voluntarily went
and gave back tbe prioe, and hauli
to bia own yard, ahsppsd R up for
wood. Iu this operation ho found tow «5
gold piaces which somajtody had accreted
in it.
Hoir Dtnitl Draw Spdlt Dnt^ >
The Chicago Post vouches for tfis Mr
lowing «tory i A good story I« told by e
friend of Daniel BreW, Which the neWa Of
hi* illoeaa call« op. Remaining one (Tea
iag let* iu his office, stud having q uo a* ion
to use tb* safe, be permitted tho ,fp*tdu
to go home, remarking that be woul
close tho safe and fix tbe ooubiuafiott «
tbe word "door,
undertook to open tb* safe iu tks.sorwmg
ha found that the lock refused to yield to
the magi* "dour". He tried, àpd tried
agaiu, but without success. Fiually, hap
pening te remember that Daniel's early
education had been negleclod, he attribut
ed hia ill luck tu orthography. He there
fore tried tbe lock upon "dore." Still uu
success ; aud tbeu upon "dome," with no'
better fortune. Finally becoming dis
gusted, be proceeded to the St. Nicholas,
routed "Dan'i" out of hia choicest inert.,
iug nap, and aa ha stuck hi» uightrep out ,<f
the door tbs colloquy cusued : Mr. Drew,
I can't open the safe on 'door.' You must
have concluded to change the w»td !
Nothin' o' th* kind.
"Are you euro, sir?" "Sure, sir, you
tsrnal ape ; of course I'm sure ; Go hack
to your work, and don't come foolin' rouu*
hero this timo o' the uioruin'." "Well,
perhaps, Mr. Drew, I don't spell the word
right. How did you spell it?" "Any
fool can spell door. D-o-a-r-e, doare of
course, sir. If you cau't spell dour, sir,
you're no cashier for me. Pack
But when tbe cashier
I shut it mi 'door "
up jour
duds aud go out of the •door/" And
shutting the "door" iu the cashier*» face
Daniel returned to bis bed iu a passion.
a pd the clerk to bis safe. Armed with
the opeu seasaujo of "doare/' however,
»»fo flew opeu without ttoubls, and
when Daniel arrived, mollified by • good
breakfast end his morning prayer, h/ mi
vised his cashier that he might keep his
place provided he would improve Iris lim«
anil "go to spellin' skool in (he cveuinV'
Qikkn Victoria's Szcurr.-It was a
beautiful answer of the Unco of Eur
laod-tbo monarch of a free people, r.ign
ing more by thuI> law ^ J k .
iug to r ,; gn j„ th( , (par () f ^; 0 j—j, ,
answer »hu
A frira ti
g» vc tu
Prince, wlm sent an nmhissador with cwt
ly presents, and nsk- d her in return to
tell him the secret of England'? griatne»*
aud England's glory ; snd thr Qnceu »rut
him uot the uutoher of her fleet, not tho
number of her armies, not the account of
her boundless inerchandise, uor the details
of | )er i u „ x L»ut<tibU- wealth
She did not, like ILzekiah. iu so evif
, 10ur JluW ,| w omUseador | IPr dmomada.
aU(J l, cr a „a L ,. r l it . tl
hut, banding him a beautifully bound copy
0 f the Bible, she aaid : "Tell the Friwe
tliat ,| )is j, tlie tMrcl uf England's great-*
QesBa "
m. ,» r .... ,
1 he rroiesfior ot natural philoitophv i
a certain college guvu
lie class a problem
to think over duiitii; the uiglil end stia
wer the next day. The question was :hi»f
"If a hole were bored through the centre
of the earth, from side to side, auJ a hall
dropped into it, what motions would tbe
ball pass through, and how would it come
to a state of rest?" The next morning a
follow was called up un this philosophical
problem. "What answer do you giva
this queatiou ?" asked the professor.
"Well, really," said be, "I have mi*
thought of the main question, but of ■'
preliminary one. How arc you going to'
get that hole through ?"
A loving husband once waited on w
physiciau tu request him to prescribe for
his wile's eyes, which were very »me.
'Let her wash them," »aid th«
"every morning with a small ein»?
brandy." A lew weeks after the do t
chanced to meet the husband: "W.
my friuDd, has your wife followed my
vice?" "She has done every thing
■ ■ ■r.
her power to du it, doctor, but she
couid get tho gloïc iiighci tb."
ti U
An absent-minded professer in going
out the gateway of bis oollrge ran against
a cow. In the ooufuaian of tbe moment
he raised hia hat and exclaimed, "I br S
your pardon, madam ! Soon after b*
stumbled against a lady in the street. In
sodden recollection of the former mishap,
ha called sut, with a look of rage in bia
csunlenanoe, "Ia that you again, yuu
The largest Baptist Church in the
world is Mr. Spurgeon's iu London,wliidi
returns a membership of 4.366 The sec
ond largest is the old First Afriean. iu
Richmond, Va-, and the third is. carious-'
ly enough, in India, iu the city of Otigo«
la, a which has a membership of 2,857.
There are 100 Protestant eh arches
planted in Italy, and all are enjoying
more nr less prosperity. La Boms 10. IHM»
children are ia the municipal schools,
formerly wader papal diraetiun ; but now
no prisai ia admitted a* a teacher.
What ia tbe diffarenoe between you aqi?
my old doll ?" asked a little girl of her
sister's snobbish beau. "Aw—weally.
my little deah, I can't saj'—aw." "Wall,
you have an sye-glass and my dull has w
gloat eye," aaid ths triumphs** arshin.
The revisers ef tbe authorised
•f tha New Testament, at their mny,
sixth ssssioo, resrnsd tbs fifth skaptar Off
tbe Bands of St, Jmw* nod part of Uft
first Epistle of St. Petit»

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