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as •K" ml . - . -.,- . • ■ ♦Kjfww^v* 4 ^ ■ • ' s>* ••' *.' ' *»-.-'•■ • * ^ ?■ -, a ■ ♦ * Jfî Sfi «Î Ss ^.:i r r \l D iij ;.*n ♦ ■eS:?M 'J- . pit} MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 25, 1874, VOL. VII. NO. IT. ^eîerçt §oetrg_. OLD TIMES." II There's a beautiful son" on the slumberous That drifts through the valley ot dreams; It came from a clime where the rosed were, Aod a hopeful heart and bright brown hair That waved in the morning beams : Soft eyes of asure and eyes of brown, And snow-white forehead« are there : , A glimmering Cross and a glittering Crown, A thorny bed and a couch of down, Lost hopes and leaflets of prayer, A breath of Spring in the breesy woods, Sweet wafts from the quivering pines— Blue violets' eyes beneath green hoods, A bubble of brooklets, a scent of buds, Bird-warble and clambering vines. A rosy wreath and a dimpled hand, A ring und a slighted vow— golden links of a broken band, A tiny track on the snow-white sand, A tear and a sinless brow. There's a tincture of grief in the beautiful song the slumberous air, And loneliness felt in the festive throng, Sinks down on the soul as it trembles ulong a clime u bere the roses were. We heard it first at the dawn of day, Aud it mingled with matin chimes, But years have distanced the beautiful lay, And its melody flowetli troin far call it now Old Times. Th That sobs F t*j. And A WOMAN'S COURAGE The blood-red light of sunset was mir roring itself in crimson splashes in the turbid tide of the great Western river; the blackbird wus sounding its sweet whistle through tbe old primeval forests; aud Jonathuu Boers, silting by his cubiu door, smoked bis solitary evening pipe, and thought vaguely of the church bells that used to ring at evening time in tho far off Eastern village where be had bceu born uud brought up, with tbe roar of the Peuobseot liay in his "I'd like to bear them bolls once again afore l die," mused old Jonathan. "Bui it niu't likely I'll ever go buck again " Even while these disjointed meditations passed through his mind (here was a light •top on the cabin threshold, and the rustle of stiffly starched pink calico, aud his niece Dorothy came i "Tea's ready, uncle dear," said she, "and I've baked co abroad, and some ginger-snaps, such ns grandmamma used to make, uncle, I've sliced up the little red peaches from tho tree you planted yourself on the south side of the hill. Israel K-miaynu said it wouldn't grow, but it has. I mean to keep a saucerful aud a little cream for Israel to night, just to sh Old Jonutbau laid down his knife and ear». the door. real New England Aud see furk: ••Do you mean that Israel Ksmaync is aoming hero to night ?" "Yes uncle," said Dorothy, stooping to recover a tea spoon she had dropped—u| «lim teaspoon with an antique silver shell carved on its handle—aud coming up very : rosy from the search. "Why not?" ! "Take care, Dotty. That's all!" "Uncle, what do you mean!" "I mean, child, that I'd rather lay you in your grave in thu new burying ground, where there's only one mound yet iu the shadow of the church spire, than to see you married to a mat, who drinks ! That', what I mean, Dotty !" Dorothy's head dropped over her plate. "Uncle, that is hardly tuir. Because a nan had a bad habit once—'' The soft eyes glittered into a deGant flash. -S ! "You aro mistaken uncle, Israel Ks raayne has uot touched a drop of ardent spirits in a year, lie has promised me never to touch it again !" "I hope he never will, my girl," said Jonathan BeerB, although his tono betray ed no very sanguine feeling. "But it ain't a safe thing to do. It's madness, love of liquor is, aud nothing short. It's liable to break out at any time. Israel Ksmayne's a good fellow enough. I hain't anything agin him—but it ain't safr /" Dorothy was silent. Why was it, she asked herself, that men were so severe in judging oue another? Wby did they al ways look at tbe blackest aud least prom ising sido of every thing? Israel had premised her. She believed him. Aud that was enough. And while she tripped lightly back and forth about her household duties, her mind was full of the undefined future. She could seo herself shadowy aud unde fined as in a mirror, moving in a bright lit tle home where flowers bloomed in the easements, and birds sang, and a clock tioked, "He is coming ! be is coming!" "One of those days!" said Dorothy to her8olf, as she put away the saucer of peaohes und the little pitcher of thick cream en a whitcly scoured pantry shelf— "one of these days!" She was thinkiog of the futuro. Aud old Jonathan, atuokiug his pipe, was liv ing in the past. "You've somethin' to do with tbe rail road, stranger; haven't you?" "I rcokan I have," said Israel Es mayno, indifferently. "I'm switchman." "It don't take up much of your time, I guess ?" "It's got to be looked after just the same, though," said the tall Westerner, as he lifted tho last monster log from the Mrt be was unloading to the thrifty pile at the north end of tho house. "What time does the way train come by?" "At nine o'clock." "Do you suppose I could go to Mellen ville and see the lumber dealers there.and gat back to the station again by that time?" Israel looked reflectively at the other shoro of the river. "Well, you might," said he; "but it would ba a pretty tight squeeze." "I'm a good walker," said the strang er, and as be spoke be drew a flat pocket flask freut his pocket, uncorked it with his teeth, aud drauk a copious draught. Israel Estnayne watched him with eager, glitteriug eyes, like those of some famish ed wild uuimul that scents blood. "Have a driuk, friend?" said the stranger, proffering the flask. Israel Ks ntayne shook his head, with set teeth and lividly pale chuck. "I never drink," said he, hoarsely. "You would, I guess, if you could get such stuff as this," said the man ; "soft as oil and strong as Gre. My father import ed it. There is not much like it in the country. Taste it, if you don't believe me." Israel stood for a moment, hesitating. Thou he cast an eager glance to the right and to the left, aa it' half-fearful le«t some one should see him, and grasping at the bottle—-drank ! The fevered blood mounted to his cheek; a strauge sparkle came into his eyes. "Have you got more like that," he whispered hoarsely, approaching his burn ing lips bo closely to the man's ear that he involuntarily started. "More." "I've got another flask, but—" "Will you leavo it behind? I'll pay you a good price for it." "What for?" Israel's eyes fell guiltily. "In—in case of sickuess, you know. We can't buy such liquor here—and it's a lonely spot." "You are right enough there," said the man, laughing, as he drew out another flat flask, the mate to the first. "Hero, take it. Pshaw, friend, put up your purse. You're welcome to it as I gift.' And he was gone, plunging through the high grass and bushes, all fring d with scarlet cardinal flowers and nodding marigolds before Israel could stay him. Israel Esina y ne crept bark to his house, or, rather, the rude log cubiu which was a sort of homage that one day a real home s on its foundations, holding the flat bottle close to him, and glancing a siumia ris l with furtive, wandering eyes. "I needed it, ? he said to himself; "yes much It slips over one's pal l needed it. I didn't k w ll until I tubti<1 it. ate like of stren Win of tile v lass, so smooth, so nice, li. One more taste, and then—" the clock struck nine the whistle full ray tram summed faint and far oft, and Isru.-I 1 Doyue rose uncertainly to I his feet Th subtle, burning fumes ol 1 the liquid flame had entered into his brain; iho all in :n reel about him, the in the grout firmament over stars to I ^ c '" d : ^otlnng was real-all was taint j 11 "* d visionary. Hut the chains llri! 1,11 ^ !" sl "\ u ul ^ ' a,l '~* l sraa l HUt ut nll ' ü o clock every night I' or ,;' ver " - vt : al ' , Groping his way, and 8 , ■" l«-*pu»iï the partially emptied f? hk tu •»'» b,va " 1 111 ll,u luuor P uukut »»' lls coat - lie could li ar the rush of the river be low, he could see the ruijH of the travk glistening iu the faint starlight ; and me chanically feeling under a cluster of spice bushes for the switch key, he knelt down aud stupidly fumbled there au installt. "The way train," he muttered to hinj Aml then the self. "It's all right. freight train— half past uiue—-a quarter to ten ; and—" He stooped down by tbe river shore and wet his burning forehead with the cool drops he could scoup up in the hollow of his hand, lie sat down ou a fallen tree, aud let his head fail ou his palms. "Am I—drunk?" ho muttered, half "0 God! have I come to this iu j aloud, spite of everything ?" And the memory of Dorothy Boors and his sacred promise to her rose up in his mind, as one sometimes remembers prom ises made to the dead. In all the wild, wide, reeling, rocking world of his brain there wus but one certainty. He hud lost Dorothy, his soft-stepping, sweet-eyed, redeeming angel—the oue in all the world who loved aud trusted him most implicit •y "I don't deserve her,' he thought scarce able to shape definite thought in bis eha otio mind ; "but—if I bad only fallen dowu dead before—before I touched that accursed stuff. She would have believed iu me then." The fresh, cool night air ou his brow was sobering him a little; the touch of the cold river water cleared the mists of his clouded brain iu some degree. He rose up, steadying himself by tho slender stem of a young white bireh tree that grew close beside him and looked around Hark ! A clear whistle, half a mile away, cleaving tbe silence like the cull of some sweet throated bird. It was the express, whose plume of lurid smoke spanned half a continent— tho long serpent-like train, glittering with lights, nod carrying a great eye of fire in front, which nightly thundered «vor the line of rails, and shot like a meteor out of sight into the hash and silence of the woods, westward bound. Tbe way train passed at nioe, making a brief stoppugo at Hurstley station be yond, a mere wooden shed with a platform on either side. Half an hour afterward a slow and heavy freight train followed it, running off on a side track toward the river shore until the express should have safely passed. And it was tbo special business of Israsl Ksmaync to set the switob for tho freight, and subsequently replaoo it for the hurrying express. Had bo done this? With au awful doubt poisoning his heart, bo pressed his hands on his temples and tried to think. He had been there—he could recall just how the dewy rails looked, wet and glist suing in the starlight. lie had had the switch key in his hand—that he could also remember. But was that before or after the freight had switahed off? He could not remember whether the freight had passed or not. He did not know whether he hud locked the switches twice or once, or, good heavens, not at all Tho past was a swaying vacuum,the futuro strange and dream like. He closed bis eyes, he pressed his temples as if cither hand had been a vice of iron, in the wild agonizing effort to reoall the lust hulf hour. "O God !" he groaned aloud, as he threw himself on his face in the wet grass, "am l going mad ?" Something hard struck against his breast-bone as he flung himself down, it was the fatal fla-k. He tore it out, half full of dark red poison, and dashad it passionately into tho hushes. It was that —that that had done all tho mischief. "O Heavenly Father !" ha eriud aloud, in his great anguish, "if it pleases Thee to avert from me this awful crime of mur der done a thousand-fold—and uaught but one of Thy miracles can avert it now—I sweur before Thy pavement of stars to touch that devil's broth no more ! O God, hear me ! O Christ, save me !" Tho earth beneath his groveling breast thrilled and quivered us the express train flow over the rails, and Israel Bsmayne held his breath, momentarily expecting the awful crash which would stain his soul with tho eternal brand of Cain. Hush ! An owl booting afar off in the woods, the cry of some sad voiced night bird over head, and then—another whistle, clear and cheery. The express had pass ed through Ilurstley—passed through safe and sound ! And Israel Ksmaync, stag gering to his feet, gazed around hii instant, clutched vaguoly at the air, and then fell unconscious. an "Uuole, he is coming to. Oh, uncle, l knew — L knew that he was not dead!" And the soft eyes of Dorothy Beers' were the first thing Israel Ksmaync saw as his soul came out of the world of shad ows and oblivion, with old Jouathan loan (,u ^ 1H cane just beyond. "Tell me, Dotty," he gasped. "IJow xvas 1 he the switches?" "It w « my girl did it," said tbo old Slic come by, and she heard tho . whistlin', and she seen the wasn't right, nor no signal, nor I lan. fr,tight »witcliCi tl0t Liii . '»Something's happened,* says y girl. ' I si awl's been took ill, or dead,' she. And there lay the key in tho f the track, and she catches it up, unlocks the switches—you show it yourself, Esmayne, one summer afternoon—and she hangs up the white hintern. And there she stands. iddle - 1 t ) " 111 ' to d with her heait a-boatiu' (it to choke her, till the freight gets olf. And she calls to one of the brakomcn, 'Set these 'ere right Quick ! or thousand lives lost.' J i for the express,' says she. there may be •Where's the switch-tender,' says he. *God only knows!' say? my Dotty. And so she comes ba«*k alter me. 'Uncle,* she says, all white and tremblin' like, 'What for?' says I. •To look for Israel,' says she. 'I don't sleep this night,* says ujy Dotty, 'till 'come with c found him ! the subject, either then or ever; he mar j ri,Ml J ) or«»tl»y Beers in the spring, and he has sacredly kept his vows. If I 10 lives to be a hundred years old, he p it. And Dotty, though she neve w it, had redeemed him. w< "God bless her!" cried out Esmayne, in a choked voice. "God be thanked for all his mercies." "Was it a fit ?" said the old man, curi msly ■Ho did it come on ?" Hut Israel 1-D ayue spoke word on ill still 1 Roiikiu- Collyeu's Anvii, —Once upon a time u gentleman drew up his horse near a smithy iu t, Yorkshire village. On en tering it, he hardly arrested the attention of a boy who seemed to be absorbed io the work of blowing tbe bellows. Closer ob ■vation reveled the presenco of a book —its pages kept open by two bits of iron —placed on a shelf near the lad's head. Each time be brought down the bellows or released it, be seemed to catch a sentence from tbe book. A generation passed away. The little village had grown to be a brilliant town. Low thatched bouses bad made way before line mansions, and tho smithy iu which tbe above incident was observed was draw ing near to its day of disappearance. But before that day arrived another gentleman appeared at the door, and inspected with some interest an auvil standing iu the oentro of the shop. "How long has that anvil boen hero?" he asked of tbe blacksmith. "Why," said tho workman, "it must have been here thirty or forty years." "Well," said tho gentleman, "I will givo you twice as much tor that anvil as will buy you a new ouo." • "Certainly," replied the the puzzled smith; "but I would like to know wbat you want with this anvil." "I will tell you. There was formerly an apprentice in this shop who used to work on it. That boy is now become a great man. Thousands love and honor bin, as a friend nod a toaeher, and I wish to carry back Ibis anvil as a memorial of the humble beginning of his life."— Mon cure 1). Coxu'iV, in Harper t Magazine for May. ^grmiltural. a™,-.««.* farm says, 1 bo cultivation o. the young " P 1 .'*" t 1, vur,e8 »ceorjhog as tu tl |e sea son and soil, as well us the skill und Uten i Sonl !i U, ° n0,h ; ing but the plow, and plow the ground bothI ways from two to four times, others fro 6 ™ *thr U « ?'fi :0r ,*° D0 ' "o ' uU,vnt0 " .« Tnln l' .li ; ' d her f ' as soon as tho corn is up, run a harrow nn e i r h h0 k 0,U t r h W9 l t0 i m h r° W l gr0 " Dd "^with the pbwVnd'tnlS,*"'" 8 ° V " r " ä ,, good order befere ''planting.'' Give 'you,' land plenty of good stable manure or port able fa, ttlizcrs, if you wish it to give you good crops. After it is properly prepared and manured, and tho crop gets to a height of Gve or six inches it should be kep free from weeds and tho ground kept mellow around Us roots by cultivating, p o ring and hoeing freely,as the moisture ; ot the season and surface of tho ground may require. But in going through with j those operations the greatest of caro should be taken not to tear up or disturb th. roots ot the corn. Corn should never be work-1 ed when the ground i. wet, as ground worked when it is wet will dry into a hard cake or crust, and thereby injure your . I. Sh.old be freely worked when the ground is drv as it will tin-n loosen up an 1 be euabM to absorb the dew of „L? and n iisturo of th'air «' , iiigtit aim moisturo ot töo oir. Corn requires more labor and attention ; than any other crop on the farm, and can ; be cultivated ut times when but little other work is pressing upon the tanner. It ,s a ! good plan to plant pumpkins ,n the row, j and thereby raise a crop of them without extra labor or expense, lhe corn does not sustain any injury from it, but is great lv benefitted in drv weather -is the vines iy i cncmieu in ury weamcr, as me vines keep the ground moist around the roots l uuipkius can ho kept a long time if j stored iu a good dry cellar. | - ] —A corros- ! pondent desires to be informed what smal | fruits aro most and what least benefitted ! by manuring. In answer, wo would say, j io a general way manure auch small fruits | as are perfectly hardy and which overbear, j aud avoid manuring rampant growers tho ; s of which id diminished too -o you s the Wil- 1 The Cultivation of Corn. corn Man uhi no S m a ll F k u i ti productiven much by g rarely find such great beareis son strawberry manured too mu d blackberries, which often grow sev< eight iu a year, will com bear better, ripen their feetly, mid become hardier, if little or none; aud on naturally rich soil, they often do better to lot gra tho row rapidly. lie ► W 111 : whi! or i only do better, d more per grow in like the rtuhod ; Strong ; growers succeed if merely cultivated, lhe; practice must of course vary with the pro- , condition or fertility of the soil.— Albany Cult ira for. a nu red Slow growing gra pi Delaware, are better if c Vit Buy Small Trees —A number of years! ago L procured a lot of English Morello I Cherry trees, only one year from the bud, aud but two feet high 1 employed two j farm hands to dig* the holes and set them out, and while thuy were thus employed I noticed oue of them punch tho other iu the ribs, and chuckling, "What a fool to j waste his money on these switches."— Since then l have sold enough fruit from these trees to pay both of their wages fori several years, and—-well ft little over, be- j side. Take the advice of one who loves | trees dearly, and who has attended to I their wants personally for very many years, and never be persuaded that extra-sized j specimens come iuto bearing souuor than , small trees.— Ex. j } Many fruit men cannot understand why ! such famous apples as the Northern Spy I ami Spitzet, burg are uot more popular a, i the South Iu the Southern vocabulary i ... j. ' j „ . . ^ ' "hardiness means the power of resistin'* thu long hot summers, and not tho cold of j winter, so that no matter how well the „ . ... k, . . Baldwin and other Northern varieties Buc , , , 4l . . coed elsewhere they are not worth ground 00 m «t the South. Now the W tnesap, the still i older Grindstone Tewksbury Winter Blush, Domino, Hall, Albemarle Pippin, Queen, and Lady do succeed in Virginia, and these are precisely what Virginians should plant, and 110 others save for experiment. A Now Hampshire farmer tells his brethren, " We will never get our rights by grumbling." He could say nothing truer. No farmer ever changed the weath er by grumbling about it, nor produced a goodcrop by croaking. It may not be generally known, but it dawned upon observers long ago that the greatest croak ers and grumblers tbe world those who make the least iffurt to get things right. some over are Th. Te.« -A k n » bv^ ! ITo A ± 1 i? y r^ 9 r' ab, ï he by tho Iowa Horticultural Society, is April « fn 0 r o a f ttr et T P ."t tann 7 1!y ff r,h 7 1 r t ; ing of tree«. That society offers a list of twenty-ono premiums to bo paid for groves ami belts of timber, to be awarded in the fall—those premiums amounting to $200 this year. An Ayshire cow was recently sold in Massachusetts, which gave her weight in milk every .twenty-six days from April to October. Tlio Far Seal Islands of Alaska. 1 j p in tbs heart, as it war®, of Bohriog Sen lies a small group of islands, to the Âwm&'ÎSÂÏÂ breed and shed their hair and fur. In signifleaut landmarks are there, the Priby | ov island«, but the sixty square miles of 'Iteir area suppnrt more available waalth to-day than all the rest of tho five hundred thousaud belonging to Alaska—a strange stockyard of amphibious heaata, which are umvorsa, b' deemed wild aud wary, but amoug millions of which the agents of the Go™™"'«" 1 »»Ik on thoir tours ofioapec 'l 0 " "i" 1 "' 1 ' Sivi, ' S ° r e *P erionciD S »• Tft** a., ,*»..* elployed'fn "capturing! dtssingÎTnd Ä mg fur seul skins during the last hundred years, yet since tho tjmo of Steller, in 17f>l, up to the beginning of the last de cade, oven tho scientific world knew noth log definitely in regard to the habits of this valuable animal although the truth connected with (he life of this seal of the ; Prtbylov Islands is far stranger than fle tion j With the exception of our seal islands, there are none others of much importance elsewhere in the world, the vast breeding grounds in tho antartio having been, bv the united effort, of all nationalities, mis'-! guided, short-sighted, and greedy of gain, entirely denmulafpd n,,i v a f,»w thnn. Irl e ]cno„, to be unni ppy stiagglcrs are now to tit ^ " ,<l a " d con * , t.guous .„lets, where millions once were found, and small rookeries are protected ; and fostered by tho govetnment of Buenos ; Ayres north and south of the mouth of the Hin do la 1'la.a ; hut the seal life on the ! Pribylov Islands, thanks to tho foresight j 0 f t |,f, Russians, has been preserved to The present day in all of its integrity aud won J er The seal inland« of Alaska ar< fmr in' T e ■ ar 1,>ur ,n number, two-of which, however, aro mere roc ks. and of little or no importance com j pared with tho others, St. Paul and St. | George, the former of which is the great ] seal ground of the northern hemisphere, ! and without a parallel at the present time | on the face of the gb be. This little island ! lies in latitude 5i a 8' north, longitude j 170° 12' west and visited annually by | over five millions of fur seals ; while St. j George, lying to the southeast, only ; twenty-.oven .titles front St. Paul, is re sorted to by less than two hundred and fifty thousand, the nature of the coast, 1 high, bald, and bluffy, not permitting the breeding seals to lie ution the beeches in ""important islets i saf ty. —Otter, live miles south of St. Paul Walrus Island, six miles east of tl,o The other twi tm . ,i c • ni -are not worthy of men ion especially the latter, upon which herds o'hundreds of immense bull walruses can be viewed to the greatest advantage at all seasons of ; the year, ,n company with clouds of breed ing water-fowl. — IIkniiy W. Elliott, in , Harper 6 J lajazinc for .1 lay. in« - -• A very curious littlo story, all about a very story, a flock of geese, comes to us from Buhler county, California. On the 28th of last Ji thunder storm passed over this district, accompanied by hail und snow ver y vivid forked lightning j *he hail begau to (all and the light- 1 n * m £ flashed, thousands of wild geese, i which were in the ponds of shallow water which exist iu that locality during very Wl 1 winters, suddenly rose up in a groat flutter, as it many hunters had discharged a volley among th'm. They went up and U P* apparently to rise above the fearful cloud. It was nearly dark, aud those who saw them rise thought no more of it until j morning, wheu they began to find dead j gecso and hoar of hundreds being picked j U P the neighbors. Some seven bun died had been found. One man picked up; on his farm all two horses could haul for! !'^ nn'fi r V Ji''"!'7™ Mil i T ,f pli ' " 0 fla «"'- nt # , M ''7 " f ; h<M " T'. t "' fl ' a llL '[ s . of . I , ks 0IIS P a, ';J l* ulnt and their bodies . hurst open, lhe portion ot the country . . , „ , . -, . , m .i oicheYspvei ! j"; .V '7, J r ^, 7 -r ■ lut « 15utl «-: r I county, lhe terrific lightintu* tu this .1 ,i „„ „ 11 r . J ., ,, cloud was witnessed by people on the Hon cut iu y Bba c on„t/a„d in the central t ; on of t|lii coaut a . Thu tl ,. au der was Keard twenty , niiez distant. Tin: Seven Seekpeii 'It would a is a common waken the seven sleepers saying ; but we venture to say that half who use it do uot know its origin, legend runs that seven Tho neble youths ot Ephesus, during 'lie persecution of the Christians by Deems. lln.aan F of tho third century, fled and took refuge in a cavern, and having boen pursued and discovered were walled in, and thus left vnperor t° po'ish. They are said to have fallen asleep, and it, that state were miraculously preserved for nearly two centuries, when I their bodies having been found in the eav- 1 orn, were taken out and exposed to thu j veneration of the faithful. llien it was 9alJ ,b(,so , tnartyrs wero not dead:; that they bad been bid in the cavern where they haj fallen asleep, ami that they nt ,ast awukc ' »/«he spectators. The spot is still shown ot Ephesus where tho pretended miracle took pi,me. and tbe Persians celebrate anually the feast of the Seven Sleepers. At a young ladies' debating club the fol lowing question was lately discussed :— "Which gives a girl the most pleasure— to hear herself praised, or to hear another girl ruu dowu V No decision arrived at. 1 Lookout Mountain. Most persons in this country or in Europe who have heard of Lookout Mount JÄÄSÄ 1 * " my fortune to scale the remarkable pali sade at the Dine when the broad plateau which runs along its summit was literallv enshrouded in formidable iniati. The rain was falliu" in torrents as with two com panions, I galloped through tho little town at the foot of life mountain; but, had scaled the winding road, the shower was over and a brisk wind began to «tir the mists. We could see little hut the I lodge« along whose sides the route ran, hut ! Kata i;a.ï 'bToTnd^hm chasing a wav tho rain's tears Then were shrouded in again, and our horses an ,,nrentl v inspired bv the eloorrv Jrandêor of tho occasion rattled furionslv iflnm» tl wSrSktbLbs it uncomfortably near our heads The red sandy clay nourishes enormous nines whose roots have here and there been dis , , , , , . , , , ecn a,s stretched*^ the?r"fibert to*" grasp ; along the pathways grout him Its of ; ftone, carved by the storms® «7iî nolUh.d 1 by the winds aro scattered Wc gallonod „early to the massive DerDnndicab.i w.l1 1 which arises directly out ^of the vail ' 1 i- 1 • <• n e , * Y (Ut .° 110 va " e .T* ' T , d '.' wn "P on , lctinosscc, spurned from its baso four • •««» hnndred feet below; and tethering | our horses, approached to the very edge | There we .seemed shut off from all L j world. Now inti th n •> hnm *1 ! vallev—the f int irmd „f •. u Am | the rolling of wbe s- mc faip i np w0 h ea?d f|„. cow-bells andthehwLw , he sheen on t^hmsides beh nd „ !nd just as we were trying to imagino'how , , , , „ n , Iniîl * ,n » ,,nw mUSt '\ V ° . n ' 1 ,e . w,n( ^ camo sweeping away the mist curtain, and — we beheld the whole *>_ Filt,.,,,! h'; n „ • »Southern! Mountain UambL S WuL ' * \ Fzklinu Tiiibutb.—A Philadelphia ) editor thus relieves his mind on a subject j familiar to all newspaper »ffices-tlJin evitable Pub Doc- " \Y\i owe nor th rk ; t0 J ud gc Kelley für the latest Pat.nt Oh ! li(J e reports. We already have sixteen j hundred of these interesting volumes in j our library, but they have been read and , re-read s ; It was ore we we ners fur Jfuj. many time* that we know every •in by heart, 'i his new volutn opportunely and gratefully on Christ , lorning, and that night we gathered | our little family aroutnl lhe fire and read f th. pa; came mas it through to them. The fleeting tain entitled "Iinprove- | , m ,„ t j,, Monkey Wrenches" seetntd to touch every heart, and when wo came to , ,| )0 climax of tho little story about "Re j vcrsiblo Pinboards," there was not a dry ! , ye between the front door and the stable ]) ur i n „ t ], : . rc .., ( i; nïr j t j vo entitled "Cum the piteous n.nrra washers for Carriage Axles," the whole family gave expression to boisterous emotion, and the hired girl was so much excited that she lost her presence of mind, and went around to hcr mother's inadvertently with six pounds of sugar ami a butter kettle full of flour, and j came home at midnight, intoxicated. We 1 can never sufliomntly thank Judge Kelley i for the innocent enjoyment thus furnished us. i The memory of that happy evening will linger in our minds very much longer than that hired girl ever lingers when she ! lights on a substance which she thinks will suit the constitution of her aged par ents." ° j --- j A California miner, fond of whisky, at j tempted to obtain a drink surreptitiously! from a soda-water bottle, which the fore- 1 man had in a box iu the wagon. ing when tho overseer had "turned Ti "-"''""T !'° S , ,i|ip 7 "P, t0 sl,| y inserted hts hand, took out the soda I " all ' r bot ' lu and swullowed tlie contents, . hut just then the foreman discovered him, and saw that he had drank a bottle of 11 urll '>e ot ( t l,lc " 1 ' ve . 1 ' instead of the co I All the window glass in away \ Watch- 1 I ! The F.tcher hopes these prelitni- i nary movements will not be accompanied \ tod whisky, tbo neighbour hood was collected, and the miner was kept busy for two days breathing on the pattes to convert them iiito mirrors. The Women's Temperanoo Movement at tbe Hast will, probably, bo somewhat unlike that of the U est, the circumstances of the two sections being different. They propose first to call upon the clergymen of New York, and if liioy are not driven off by a mob of Sunday-school boys and theological students, they then propose to try the various newspaper offices. If they can get tho clergymen and the editors, they will feel like beginning on the grog-, shops. "" 11 ■' ." nary movements will not be accompanied I bv any violence beyond tho pounding of a I féw pulpits.— Scribner 's for May. I 1 ____ j Row much better it would have boen to have shaken bands and allow it was all a mistake." said a Detroit judge. "Then the lion and the lamb would have lain ( ] own together anti white robed tio idp iZu b:7^cdyouwithb:rsmil P e;of a n Dr obation But no* you wont to cl-iw inc and biting and rolling in the mud L/d here yèü'rÔ It's *5 aniee..'' ^ ^ The Detroit Frrc Font remarked : "Su san B Anthony says she'd like to see a man throw a flat-iron at her, she would. So would we, and we'd want it to happen about half an hour before oik of ber 1 lesturcs." jBi ■ Independence. Yes tho American K-'gl® is O'P® °f our strength and greatne»*. U 18 t! '° «"Wen, of these VW* S '" t, ' s ' l&tit and Humor. Mary's Little Lamb« From Deftoon Richard Smith*« Cincinnati ßaaetta. Mary possessed a diminutive shee Whose external covering ?l>, w devoid of color as the congealed aureous fluid which oci-**ioo ally presents insurmountable barriers to rail« road travel on the Sierras ; And every where that IJary peregrinated The juvenile Southdown was certaip fp get op and get right alter her. It tangart her to the alphabet dispensary erne day, Which wa9 in contravention of rstobiiehed usaga; It caused tlie other yputtyfijl students U> cachin nate apd skyfungle To perceive an adolescent mutton in devoted to the dissemination of knowledge. And so the preceptor ejected him from the inte rior. And lie continued to roam in the immediate vi clnit.r, And reniai n#d in the neighborhood until Mary Once more became visible. "What causes the juvenile sheep tp hanker after Mary go V' Queried tho inquisitive children of their tutor. •'Why, Mary bestows much affection upon tin little animal to which the wind is tempered when shorn, you must be aware,'' The preceptor with alacrity responded. edifice A Rich Legal Case. Tbo following rich report of a fourth of July lawyer's defence of a colored eilizet), charged before a Dutch Justice with atsal. ing. is from the Thomasville (Ga ) Tintéù May it pleas« your bouor, it is the greatest boon of an American citizen »• bare a fair aud impartial trial. Tbe pro tecting wing of tbe American Rigid give« unto tbcm tbe rights and prirHvges guar anteed by the framers of the Declaration of The American Eagle, may it please youy In n-)r, is unlike others of the feathered t* ibo. It is recognized as tbe emblem of justice, wisdom and moderation. The American Eagle soars aloft and hovers over the destinies of the freemen of Amor* tea. You see before you that oppressed ran«, who might have languished in chains and remained a slave. Ilis fetters might have been struck off bf the A the bird itself Eagle and he is as freo JM Eagle— Justice.—Now my frieti you stop; diij the man stheal eagles? Lawyer—No, your honor, be Justice—Veil off he didn't, vas could stheal eagles, bow you talk so inueh of eagles ? icrici The Amer Lawyer—Your honor., I was only i]« lustrating that the American Eagle- a — Justice—Now you Mhop dusu musio chiut ; val dis man ho do? Lawyer—Your honor, he is accused of stealing sheep Justice—Dat u>t vat I dinks— und I find urn §10 and do couit is shood up — Now you gone uud. Novel Arithmetic.—A n Ohio Correa* pondent became sponsor for the following, which as a matter of fact, he wishes to put ,>u record. Whittaker is ouo of the rich est men in tlioso parts, and has made his »Money by driving sharp bargains. His hired man was one day going along with îl of hay which ho overturned upon % cow. The poor thing was smothered be* they could got her out. Her owner, Jones, called upon Mr. Whittaker the next day and demanded payment for his cow. "Certainly, 'said Mr.Whittaker, "what d° you think she was worth?" "Well, about ten dollars," said Jones, "And how much did you get for thu hide and tallow?" cents." "Ten dollars and a half, »ir " "Oh, well then you owe me just fifty as mistified and Whittaker very fierce in his demand, and before Junes could get tbe tiling straight it) his mind, forked over the money. Jones Tite gifted Sargent S. Prentiss one« gave a sumptuous dinner to some friends at a hotel in Vicksburg Karly in the evening a stranger entered tbo room in a mistake. Prentiss courteously iuvitod him to join tbe party. Before long the strung* guest begat, boasting of bow much he had drank during the day, a cocktail here, « smasher there, a julip in this place, «sling iu that, and soon, apparently without efpj. At length Prentiss sajd ; "Sir, do you believe in the doctrine «f metempsyebosi "I don't know," was tbo reply, "end I dou't see that it has anything to do with what we are talking about " '■It lias," rejoined Prentiss, " much— much every way. I have firm faith in I believe that in the next life every man will be transformed int* tbo thing for which be has best qualified hitu In that life, sir, you trill be» that doctrine, •> thing for w self in this, come a corner groggory." The Daily Herald »f Duluth is dead« Weekly receipts, $20 ; weekly expendi* turcs, $80. Ae the Philadelphia Luiyep might say : Daily llrraid thou hn?t left us, And thy loss we deeply feel: But some fool will start another We can all our — Courier-Journal. rows he* , A fortune-telling swindler was irrest«! in Baltimore recently, and at tbe exanii. nation one witness s'ated that she had paid the prisoner at carious times suint animant, ing to $600, "to have ber hvebaBtf* if fcction rcetorad,"