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War in the East.
The red Russian sun had set,
But a warm tint lingered yet
And suffused the heights of Kharizanlinkskoi,
As a fair maid clasped his neck,
And she softly whispered "Tsclieckernigvenaki,
I am proud of thee, my boy !"
He tool; off his soldier hat.
. And again sho whispered: ''That
Havelock I made most beautifully on you situ,
And your j <eket is from Stcliuk,
And your ^.irt from Tscherkasliplack,
And your vt->gies are marked 'Lowell, Massachusetts
"Dear Skinskishki!" murmured he,
" Wilt thou sure remember me,
I And the same affectionate devotion have
When I'm fighting on the slope
Of Kgneiffikowsumpskop,
ur crOBHlUg UlU JD&tuenuusiuy :
"Ah, Tscheckkie, boy," she Higlied,
"Am I not to be thy bride?
Nothing never can dissever me from theo!
Would that I to-day could ride off
At thy side to Kamcskidoff,
Or the army at Pravolavliopperskae!"
And he asked : " My love ! my own !
Wilt be true when thou'rt alone ?
And she laid her little lily hand in his;
" Wilt be true as yonder star
While I'm fighting for tlx> czar
At Osmanjik or Pliillipopoiis ?"
And she answered: " Here I swears !
You may wander anywheres
I will never smile on any other loveNot
the prince of Solienkorsk,
Or of Krasnovitcheborsk,
Or the baron of Zirpoukwiamzahov."
Then she swooned and lay as dead.
While he grabbed his gun and fled
To join his general, Nepokotichitski,
"Farewell, thou peerless damsel!
I go to Dschcsairvenisel?
But first I go to Gc tadrinkowliitski!"
He was bravest of the brave!
And as leader of the Sdave
He won a colonel's badge and saved his bacon,
And he telegraphed "Skinskishki
Sweetheart! Darling ! Though 'twas risky
1 i?i Ktonned and
taken !*'
She'd another lover then,
Spite of all her oaths, and when
T;- message came who sat upon his knee?
>hanu Hildbourghmiogenhausen,
i>>rn in Sohwartzeburgh-lvniphausen,
And she married him and had a familee.
And the next winter, every morn
To the birds she flung some corn
And she fed the very ravens that had wheeled
Over warring southern zones
And had picked poor Tscheckkie's bones
On the Bielowkourokiuo battlefield.
? W. A. Crotfut.
We three?Lil. Cissy and I?had a long discussion
about Cousin Kate, who was coming on
a visit to us from the city; and we all felt what
dreadful little ragmuftin? wo should seem to
her, for I'm afraid we had been running wild ;
though papa only used to laugh about it, and
would come into t he school room when mamma
was busy with us over our lessons, whenever it
n-oo o ?n? mnrninc. and crv: "Now. then.
girls, the suii shines raid the birds are calling.
Ont witli you ! Learn lesson^when it rains."
I knew afterward why this was. Papa had a
horrible nervous dread of onr growing up weal;
and sickly, for bis was a delicate family ; and 1
had heard that our cousins were often very ill.
"I can guess why Cousin Kate is coming to
stay with us." said I.il.
"I know why she's coming," I said.
"It's because she's ill," shouted Lil. for fear
I should show my knowledge first.
" Sally will take her up new warm milk and
an egg in it before she gets out of bed in the
morning," said Cissy, solemnly, "that will soon
make her well."
"She shall have all the eggs Speckle lays,"
said L'L, "and Jenny will take her every morning
to the old garden seat under the* trees.
She's sure to get well there."
And so we did. for Cousin Kate came that
afternoon -a tall, pale girl, with a sad, weary
look in her face, as sue gazea wwiuijy iroiu
one to the other.
We three young girls stood back, quite in
awe of the well dressed, fashionable looking
body, who was so different from what we had
expected, while mamma went up to welcome
her, and took her in her arms in a tender r.ffoctionate
way, saying: "My dear child we
are glad to welcomeyou."
Cousin Kate threw her anus around mamma's
neck and burst into a fit of sobbing, hiding her
"face out of sight. We did not see any more of
Cousin Kate that day; but our young interest
was deeply excited, and somehow, perhaps
fos tered bv dark hints dropped by Sally, who
was a blighted flower, having been crossed
in a love affair with the horsektepcr at a
neighboring farm, we girls got to think of our
cousin's illness as a kind of mystery connected
in some way, how we did not know, with the
Our awe of the sweet gentle cousin fell off
the very next day, * hen we took possession of
her, and led her"around our de ir old country
home, with its wilderness of au orchard, great
garden shrubberies,.and pleasant meadow.
Her coming seemed to mark an epoch in our
young lives, for, seeing how weak and delicate
she was, we used to vie one with the other in
being quiet, and gentle, waited upon her in the
most unnecessary way, like slaves, and always
ready to rush oft most willing messengers to
forestall any little want she expressed.
This came natural to us; but on my part it
was increased by a few words which I heard
pass between papa and mamma, mamma saying
that she did not think pour Kate would
ever grow strong again, but slowly wit nor a way.
I gave a great gulp as I heard those words, and
then burst out sobbing violently.
" You here, Jenny!" said mamma. 41 Well,
my dear, as you have heard what we said, it
must be your secret too. Never lot your poor
cousin know what we think, and never behave
to her as if you thought she conM not recover."
I promised readily, and at fourteen the possession
of that secret seemed to make mc more
womanly than my sisters, as I redoubled my
tenderness to tho suffering girl.
Tho invalid wan nineteen?a great apo in
our estimation?and I used to look up to her
with veneration, gazing at her soft s-.veet face
and wistful eyes, wonderiug why she was so ill,
and what was the great sorrow that had come
upon her like a blignt upon o e 01 uie roses
round our porch.
Cousin Kate came to ns in tho spring, .ind
the months flew by till it wan the height of
summer ; and many and many a night iiad I
turned niv face to the wall, no thr.t I.i! (should
not know, and cried silently till mv pillow was
wet. For I know to well that Kate r as e.iktr,
much weaker than when she came, a walk
across the lawn to the old garden neat in tho
shade being as much now as she could bear.
" Cousin Kate," I said, one day when ? e were
alone, Lil and Cissy having rushed off to get
some flowers, " couldn't any doctor malte von
She looked at mo with a wild strange gaze
which almost startled me, before she replied,
and then in a way that made my heart beat she
sobbed out:
"Only one?only one!" and then as if toherse!f.
in a low whisper, she added: "and before
he can come I Khali be dead?dead!"
She did not know I heard her last words, and
I sat chilled and frightened, gazing at her till
mv sisters camo back, when, ns we frequently
did. we sat down about her ; Lil got upon the
seat, Cissy sat on the grass with her head
against one of Kate's hands, which hung listlessly
from the corner where kbe leaned, and I
threw myself on the grass at her feet, so
as to look up in her gentle face, which had now
become calm, with its old ?eary look.
"Cousin Kate," uaid Lil, "tell us another
story." *
"No, no," I said, "don't ask; she isn't so
well to-dav."
"Yes," sho s&id quietly, raising her head
and looking at me, " I am better to-day."
"Tell ns one, then," cried Cissy,"eagerly,
"one you've never told us before."
There was silence then for a few minutes,
I t
j and as I gazed up into Kate's face I saw her
eyes close and a sort of spasm twitch her lips ; 1
I but the next minute she was quite calm, and
' then with the leaves whispering round us, and 1 T
I the twittering of the birds coming now and
| again from the distance, she said in a low, ,
j sweet, musical voice :
" Once upon a time in the days of long ago, j
when people were very, very happy on this earth, gi
| there lived a prince who was young and hand- oi
! some and true. Nearly every* one loved him, . 11(
i he was so manly, and yet so gentle." j -p
"And ho loved a beautiful princcss," put in I
j Cisr.y. j *
I saw the spasm cross Cousin Kate's face ! tl:
! again but it was calm directly after, and she . n
i went on. J jj
I "No, dear," she said, "he did not love a ; r..
: beautiful princess, but a poor, simple girl, who ! r:
! loved him, with all her heart, and they were so, j o l
so happy. When the flowers blossomed they | w
| seemed "to blossom only for them, and (he birds j
] sang their sweetest songs for them iu the sun- j j.
j shine." j
"Yes, and they were married, and lived I
! happy ever after," cried Cissy. " Go on." | Ui
! There was once more that piteous look | w
upon Cousin Kate's face, seen only by mo ; but | 0
' it passed off, and she went on.
"So, Cissy, they were not; for the .poor,
! handsome young prince had enemies?cruel, I w
j bitter enemies?who slandered him, and said j e<
I that he had made false keys, and opened the | tl
, treasure chest of a great man, and stolen away I g
I Ilia f'nl/I Drill nrf'MnnH Ktones." ! v
! "()h !" whispered Cissy, now deeply inter- i 11
: ested. ' I W
"And." continued Kate, "they took the j r<
| poor prince, and there was a great trial, and j H
i though he declared he vas innocent the wicked j ^
1 people v. ho slandered him and boie false wit- !
j ness against hiui prevailed; and the great j <
judge said that he was to be cast into prison, j ?
! and wear heavy chains, and be kept there for | n
i twenty-one long years." I t]
" Oil !" cried Lil. g(
"Yes," said Cissy, "I know; and then the
simple young girl who loved him, went and f1
; unlocked the jjison gates, and struck off his j tl
: chains and set him free." j ii
j "Xo?no," cried Cousin Kate, and her voico j ti
altered terribly, so that I was alarmed, though |
j I could do nothing but gaze up in the wild face ,
before mo, for now a change came over it .
1 "No," she cried, " the poor girl could do noth- i
ing but sit and weep, and feel her broken heart J n:
j beat?beat- beat, in its own prison, wearing j ^
i itself out till?till she died, and?Oh Frank! j
Frank! what have we done that we should 1
j suffer this ?" j Jj
I leaped up to throw my arms round her, il
i while my sisters shrank away alarmed; for j fi
; Cousin Kate turned away from us with a bitter . ft
wail, buried her face in her hands and threw t j.
herself half over the arm of the old garden ;
| seat, sobbing in a wild hysterical way, such as ] P
i I had never seen. "Kate, dear Cousin Kate," i w
j I sobbed; but even as I spoke there was a 1 n
hasty step on tne gravel, the bushes were dashed ! j,
! asido. and the shadow of a tall man was cast j
over us."
"Kate?darling!" he cried, catching her in , Cl
his arms, as I was tnrusn nweiy asiue. "iuii| x
| innocent and free." ; f(
i She did not hear him, for she gave a faint j j]
I gasp and sunk back insensible. j ..
We three girls were almost stunned ; bnt we ! j1
i saw the tali, thin, pale looking stranger hastily j b
lift poor Kate from the seat, and literally ruii j ill
; with her to the house, while we followed more ],
: slowly. j j
As v.e reached the porch it was to meet paj a j ,
; running out, and in a short time he returned j a
with the doctor. But this doctor was the , w
| wrong one; the right one had come to us tt j w
; the garden seat, and it was Lis words that I 'j
! brought dear Cousin Kate back to life, and in j
: the course of a few months to health. j
For Frank Roberts ?vas reinstated in the gov- "
! ernment ollices from which he fell?in a higher si
j post, one which gave him the contideuce of the g;
I higher officials : while the man, through whose jr
j treachery poor Frank had suffered a year and .
' a half before, died confessing that he had j
i been the guilty party alone. I
I Oh ! those happy days when the roses w ere | T
! coming back day by day into Cousin Kate's I ft
! chuck, and when Frank, who was down at the j
old place even- Saturday to stay till Monday,
! used to be sent to play and romp with us girls. j J
| I can hardly believe that thirty years have I fc
j glided bv since then, but so it is ; and to this day I d<
! we call dear old grey whiskered Frank "Kate's j (]
: Prince." i tl
Jlisplnecd ('onlldence. J/
'l'he otlier day a little weazen faced i ^
: man, wearing a ?3.50 suit of clotlies, j (j
! went to one of the big hotels in San j
Francisco, and registering his name as f j
from Texas, asked for a room and it ' j,
[ breakfast was on the table. j ^
; The Olympian clerk gazed at him (]j
! scornfully for a moment, and languidly ,,
remarked: 'ifi
| " Any baggage?" j;
j " No," replied the guest. ; ^
j "In that case," said the clerk, " the j ra
; rules of the house compel me to insist on ! ^
i payment in advance." ; s(
" Very well," said the guest, without | j,j
S hesitating or appearing offended, "take a;.
I two days' board out of this," and from a | ^
j wad of greenbacks as big as his arm he
produced a ?100 note. s?
! " I beg yonr pardon," stammered the
] abashed clerk, "but we are so often
| taken in,and your face not being familiar j,
to me,- I' aj
"No offense,"cheerfully answered the I
'guest; " business is business and rules i 7A
' are rides. It does look a little odd to be ' fr
; without baggage, but us cattle dealers ft
I ain't much on style, and"? . V(
"That's all right, colonel," said the I },j
clerk. " Put up your money; we know ft
a gentleman when we fee him. Jim, ! V(
sho w the gentleman to 140. Call for the jj(
j bei-t ror.m in the house, general." ^
i The old mau stowed away an ample j,
breakfast, got the clerk to give him ^
| small bills for a fifty, and asked where
| Billy Coolbaugh, the banker, had his j)(
! office, inquired when they had dinner, t]
I desired the clerk to tell Mr. Farwill, it
i he called, that he would be back at two j -lV
| o'clock, then went, aud hasn't been seen f(J
! since. The clerk subsequently diseov- rj
ered that the S50 was bad. The sad
! event has cast a gloom over the hotel ' \
office. ; dl
~ j
A Complicated Case. , ^
! A rather complicated case is about to j K,
come before the courts at Frankfort-on- Sil
the-Oder. A lively young boar was re- j,,
, cently sent there by rail from Custrin,
1 carefully shut up in a wooden cage. On ^
t'uo journey, however, he managed to ^
break his prison, and devoured no lesB , ^
tlian twenty-five pounds of German m
yeast, which happened to be in the same 0j
carriage. The condition of the mis- ^
guided pig, when the yeast began to ji;
rise, may be imagined. He was quite j,
unable to bear his suddenly acquired }s
i greatness, and gave up the ghost in a
multitude of sighs, which is quite expli-' cr
cable under the circumstances. But now v;
i! the question is who is to pay the damage 0,
! for what? .The railway company repu- (j
diates all responsibility. Is.the owner |j
of the carcass to proceed against the K,
owner of the veast for the loss of his
boar, or is the ex-proprietor of the yeast n
to proceed against the owner ox the pig s]
for the loss of his merchandise? Eminent
counsel lioltl that the claim of both '.0]
parties lies against the constructor of the
j cage; but the builder contends that the
i cage was never calculated to withstand f(
! the frantic efforts of a pig stnng into
frenzy by the temptation of twenty- r
five pounds of yeast placed under his
very nose. * o
Turkish Talismans. "
A i ansian maumacturer nas rc-ceiveu tl
I an order from Turkey for a large nam- o:
ber of white shirts upon which extracts A
from the Koran are to be printed in oky h
bine letters. Upon a number of white si
woolen undershirts is to be stamped the f;
signature of Mohammed. The articles ti
are intended for distribution to Turkish s
j soldiers wheb upon especially dangerous 11
i duty, to stimulate their courage under r<
> the impression that they are talismans, o
lie Feint of the Shark*nndthe (Julls?'The
Itattle of the Sharks and the AlliKatora-The
Water Reddened with their Dlood. i
A correspondent of the New York Sim i
ives the following grapluc description :
: scenes witnessed on ft barren and j
jarly inaccessible point on the coast of |
lorida : If you will look at the map of
lorida, away down the eastern coast of
ie fiuger-like peninsula, you may see
spot marked " Jupiter," or "Jupiter
llet." Some maps makeit "Juniper."
his is wrong. Its namesake was old
upiter, the slave of an army officer,
ho was stationed at this point during
ie first Seminole war. Jupiter is bei-een
latitude twenty-six and twenty
:vc;n degrees. Although only 12U miles j
jrtli of Key West, it bulges to the east j
early a degree of longitude beyond I
ape Canaveral. It is probably the i
iost inaccessible and barren nook on the
hole Floridian coast, and can be reach.1
only in light draught boats, sailing j
le whole length of the Indian river,
harp coral reefs fringe its shore, and
igh hillocks of white sand, sprinkled
ith thick clumps of scrub and cactus,
;ar their heads above the inlet. The
vely sand crab catches fireflies on the l
each, and hugh turtles deposit their
?gs in the 6and. This attracts scores
f bears from the swamps and hamlocks
bordering the Everglades; for to
jem the turtle and its eggs are a tootli)me
delicacy. Spotted tiger-cats play
tnong the sand liOls by moonlight, and
le fierce puma prowls along the shore
1 quest of king crabs or more substanal
diet. The largest puma ever seen in
le State was shot in this region by the
eeper of the lighthouse. It was as
>rmidable as a royal Bengal tiger, and
leasured over thirteen feet from snout
) tip.
The shallow salt water swarms with
sh. Schools of mullet and pompino
ash in the sunlight, and cavallo, bonash,
blucfish, red bass, drum, snappers
ud groupers are here in myriads. Jcwsh
have been caught weighing over 500 j
ounds. Sawfish, the size of young i
hales, surge through the narrow chan- j
els, and ravenous sharks from twelve to
iventy feet in length keep a rigid blockile
outside. As the tido rises they
raie within the inlet in search of prey. !
'he bass and other fish that have been
?eding upon the mullet, become in turn
ie victims of the shark. The smaller
sh dart to and fro, making the water
oil in their efforts to escape. Millions
re slowly but surely driven into a small
ay by the sharks, who whip the waves
ltofoam in their hungry fury. Penned
t last, the doomed fish leap in the air
ith terror, and shoals of them run
shore. The sharks charge with a rush,
heir jaws suap like pistol shots, and
mtilated fish are scattered over the wa>r.
Schools of porpoises join in the
uughter, and occasionally an old nllintor
shoves oft' from tho shore, sinks
imself like a submarine batterv. and
*?als ft bounteous meal.
Nor is an alligator theonly free feeder,
lie air .is filled with thousands of lilac
mthered terns and gulls. Full well do
iey understand the situation. The
ish of their wings is like a. breeze in a
irest of pines, and their screams are
eafening. By platoons they dash into !
ic agitated water, and sore oil above J
10 roaring surf each with a fish in its j
ill. The very air sparkles with fish, j
>r the gulls toss their victims up until ;
iey catch them by the head. Then j
lev are easily bolted. High above the
nis float flocks of gray pelicans, larger
ian geese, and grave and formal as
idges. The wind whistles beneath
loir great wings, but they make no au- j
ible expression of satisfaction. Droping
into the waves with a great splash,
tor a few lubberly maneuvers they ]
II their pouches, and sail away as
lough tlie whole affair had been aringed
for their own exclusive benefit.
party of stalwart herons pace the
rand'in their Austrian uniforms, and
iek up the tiny silver fish slopping
;hore during the general commotion,
ml last and least, our little Northern
iugfislier, clad in a sky blue suit, j
wrings his little rattle, and hangs on (
ic outskirts of the battle, picking up ;
icchoicest tidbits. Such is an every I
iv scene at Jupiter during the summer
id fall.
A lighthouse is the only sign of civiliifcion
at Jupiter. It towers 1G0 feet
om .1 sand liill on the main land, and is .
plain brick shaft crowned with a re- j
living light. Heavy eastern gales com- j
ined with the action of the gulf stream, ;
>metimes shut the inlet. About fifteen j
?hvr ago a storm closed the gnp. Bil-i
iins of salt water fish were dammed in.
hen a long rainy season followed. The :
upiter, North, Allokehatchie and Lnke j
forth rivers, which empty into the Iu- j
ian river within a mile of the inlet, :
rared out volumes of fresh water, but j
10 ocean had done its work well, anil
le dam remained intact. Tiio fresh j
ater passed through Hope sound and i
ireed its way to the sea through Indian !
vor iulet, fifty miles north of Jupiter, j
The salt water at Jupiter became freRh. i
11 the oysters died. Trillions of fid-!
,ers and hermit crabs gave up the |
[lost. The mangrove trees turned a !
ckly yellow, and the thousands of in- j
cts that draw their nourishment from :
iliue disappeared. Schools of black !
isr left the fresh streams and appeared
; Jupiter. Solid acres of fresh water ;
5hos piled themselves into tlie bight of
te inlet, and fought for the sea water j
lat oozed through the sand at high tide. '
he alligators of the Everglades got wind j
: what was going on. They came down
10 Allokehatcliie and Lake Worth creek :
i scores, and attacked the fish dammed
i the bight. The slaughter was astonhiug.
Tlie watsr turned t> blood, and was :
u-peted with dead fish. The alligators
ci*e re-enforced until their number was
^timated at five hundred. Tlicy gorged ,
lemselvep. with fish, and dozed away
leir days on the hot sand beneath the
torching rays of the sun. The beach j
as black with their mailed bodies. At
ight their mutteied thunder fairly
liook tlio foundations of the lighthouse.
OnA day a north wind arose. It gatli-1
red in strength day by day until its j
iry was that of a gale. It began to j
nek up the waters iu the inlet. Rain j
>11, and the waters increased in depth,
'lie wind shifted to the northwest. A high
eap tide followed. As it began to fall,
thread of fresh water found its wav
ver the sandy barrier. Within twenty
linutes the dam was burst, ai d tlie pout
p waters were roaring anil rushing into
10 sea. The army of alligators was
inght in the flood and carried outside.
. terrific fight ensued. The neap tide
ad brought hundreds of enormous
harks to the coast. They scented the
resh water and made for the inlet. Finnic
after their enforced fasting during the
torm, they attacked the alligators. The
oise of the combat was heard above the
our of the ocean. A son of Judge Paine,
f Fort Capron.who was an eye-witness of
the scene, tells me that he saw sharks
and alligators rise on the crest of the
waves and fight like dogs.
Many of the killed floated belly upward,
and were afterward rocked ashore
by the waves. For days their bodies
drifted to the beach. The dead alligators
had lost their legs and tails. The
sharks in some cases were nearly bitten
into two pieces. The current of the gulf
stream strewed the shore as far north as
Cape Malabar with their carcasses.
Clouds of buzzards, and even the Bahama
vultures were drawn to the beach
by the offal. Mr. Paine fancies that the
sharks were tco active for the alligators,
but others say that the percentage of
bodies 011 the beach indicated that the
weight of metal was in favor of the iron,
clad reptiles.
A Young Woman's Sad Story.
By the identification of the body of a
young woman at the morgue, saju the
New York World, the history of one of
the many " unknown dead " of the river
was revealed. Hannah Roach was born
nAimlrrr 1?AV nnVftltfc CT U'AII.
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to-do English people of the laboring
class. Her mother died when she was
seven years of age, and her father a few
years later, leaving his daughter with a
stepmother. When she was fourteen
years old she attracted the attention of
Mr. Miles, father of Mr. W. H. Miles,
cashier of the Sixpenny savings bank'
who took her into his family. The
girl was bright, intelligent, good looking
and ambitious, and lost no opportunity
of improving her condition. As a result,
when she reached her nineteenth year
she was a measurably accomplished
young woman. At this time she formed
the acquaintance?most unfortunately,
as it has since proved?of a young man
named James Abbott, and last September
they were married. A few days
after the little money Abbott had professed
to have accumulated disappeared.
But the little wife cheered him in what
he said was his loss, and resolved that
they would yet recover It and do even
better, '?hree weeks after the marriage
she made*the discovery that Abbott had
another wife still living. She applied to
the district attorney, and, receiving directions
how to act, found his fiist wife,
one Mary Dougal, living in Westchester
county. This woman was willing to appear
as a witness against the man who
had deserted her and cruelly betrayed
the other. She produced her marriage
certificate, as did also Hannah. All
proof having been collected, Hannah
wrote to Abbott asking him to call upon
her. Meantime a detective was secured
and posted. One Monday night, late in
January, the matter was brought to a
r__i ? i _ mi. _ i i.AM
successiiu ruuiu>\ xuc yiri unu nci uctray
or left the house for a walk. She
branched the subject of her illegal marriage
to Abbott, and he tried to conciliate.
Before they had gone a block
the detective overtook them and summarily
arrested Abbott. The man was
tried in the special sessions before Judge
Gildersleeve and sentenced to two years
in the State prison. Pending his trial
he made several threats against Hannah.
He swore he would kill her when he regained
his freedom, and that he had
companions whom he would put on her
track to make way with her at once. The
strain, both of capturing her betrayer
and incident upon his trial, at it afterward
proved, told severely upon her.
Hei friends did their best to cheer her,
one 011 me morning 01 ine.tweniy-sevemju
of April she ilid not appear at the usual
hour, and to a call there was no response.
Nothing has been seen or heard of her
since, until a yonng man rowing in the
sound ran foul of the body since recognized
as hers. She-had but little clothing
on when found, being dressed only
in a night dress, over which she had put
a black alpaca dress. The shawl she
wore had been washed away. The beauty
of her face and grace of figure wore lost,
but the brown hair was best preserved
and by its peculiar color and her clothing
she was identilied, assisted by one of two
xV _i. \ XI. ^ it TT T> ?> ,1
rings milt wire tuu initials xx. xv. uuu
" H. S." They had been given her by -a
youth when a little girl.
A Sleeping Car Incident.
A strange event occurred on the St.
Louis and Southeastern through passenger
train, recently, at a. point near
Opdyke. In the sleeper werfl>a man mid
his wife, ticketed through to Nashville,
Teun., from Austin, Texas. The man
was noticed by the train employees to
suddenly leave- his bunk, and in an excited
manner call upon his wife to follow
him. She did so, the man leading the
way, and apparently desiring to leave
the train. The employees asked him
what the difficulty was, but he appeared
very much excited, and drawing a revolver,
declared that lie would protect
himself at all hazards, and began to
make motions as if he intended to shoot.
He drew a large dirk knife and begau
flourishing it about in a threatening
manner. The fellow continued to fume
and fret, and finally, observing a favor?
* * -i. i i i:
auie opporniuuy, in, one uuuuu uiimi|jpearcd
through an open window, his wife
following as soon as possible. (The train
had in the meantime been stopped).
The fellow ran oft' in the woods as fast as
his legs co lid carry him, leaving his
wife near the track considerably bruised
up and hurt from her jump through the
window and descent of a steep embankment.
An Indian Lover's Revenge.
The "Victoria Colonist furnishes the
following account of an Iudiau lover's
wooing and subsequent murder of his
inamorata: " A savage belonging to one
of the tribes near Barclay sound, on the
west coast of Vancouver island, became
enamored of an Indian woman recently,
but paid his addresses in vain. Hei
friends objected to tlie match because the
number of blankets cast at her feet was
deemed insufficient to securo her affection.
The Indian hunted, fished and
stole to procure the number of blankets
the maiden had set as the price of her
charms. But as often as ho reached the
lixed number us often did tlio fickle
dusky on: advance the ligtire, till at
length the savage gave up the struggle
in despair and sought her love no move.
His affection, in fact, seems to have
turned to hate, for, meeting her in the
bush near the village about a month
ago, he set upon her with a knife, witli
which he killed her. Ho then cut oil
the head, cut off the arms and legs, and
mutilated tiie nouy, scauering wio ninus
and ]>iecos through the woods. The
murderer openly detios punishment ant"
glories in the bloody deed."
Tim sanguinary incubation of military
despotisms on multitudinous millions o!
passive and uiiehronicled serfs presents
a somber canopy, but wo know of nothing
so well calculated to take the vin
out of a married man as for his wife tt
j usk him to beat that old carpet hatighi?
on the line, just as he has got started foi
I bis office in the city, with only thrw
minutes to catch the with.
Potato Beetle* Again. A
We are already in receipt of specimens
I of the Colorado potato beetle from localii
ties where it did not appear last season, n
j or, at least, not in sufficient numbers to ^
attract attention. There seems to be no t<
j alternative but to poison these insects or ?
| raise.no potatoes,- for they multiply far "
i too rapidly to admit of hand picking be- f'
! iug a practicable remedy. We, therej
fore, advise our readers to purchase ^
| some of the various poisons recommend- d
; ed, aud begin using them as soon as the f'
' beetles appear upon the vines. Paris 01
; green has been extensively used for this '
| purpose, and with good results, as it is Q
probably as cheap aud as easily applied "
i as anv of the pest poisons. It may be 0
applied by mixing with -water at the rate P
; of a tablespoonful to a pailful, and c
; sprinkling the vines with the mixture;
! but we prefer using it with flour. Any c
: cheap, poor article of flour will answer,
| and fifteen pounds of flour to one of the a
| paris green will be strong enough to kill b
j the beetles or their grabs. n
i A good way to nrx is to put the flour a
i into a half barrel or barrel, according to ^
I the quantity wanted; then .pour on the c
paris green, and stir in with a stick of ^
! convenient length. As the poison works e
i down into the flour, it will become tlior- 8
j oughly incorporated with the mass. ' Of a
j course, in mixing one should bo careful
i not to raise a dust, which, if breathed,
might be injurious to the operator. J
j Further, the mixture should be kept in c
| a snfe place whero children or animals "
j of any kind cannot get at it; for, as v
everybody should know, paris green is a 8
I deadly poison, even in small quantities. P
i The vines should be dusted with the
mixture while the leaves are wet, and P
i the early morning is generally the best ?
! time, while the air is still. A duster "
i can be made of almost any deep tin F
! vessel, with small lioles punched in the c
bottom. The vessel should be fastened e
I to a handle four or five feet loug. 6
i As accidents will happen even where g
I great care is taken to provent them, and t
children and other persons sometimes ?
get poisoned with paris green, it is well j c
to have an antidote on hand. The auti- i t
dote for this poison is hydrated sesquiox- j j;
ide of iron, which can be had at almost ]
any druggist's. If it cannot be obtained, $
it may be prepared as follows: Dissolve | n
copperas in hot water, keep warm, and j
j add nitric acid until the solution becomes T
i yellow; then pour in some ammonia f,
I water?common hartshorn?until a E
' brown precipitate falls to the bottom.
j Put this precipitate in a bottle, tightly v
corked, and keep it moist. A few spoon- \
I fuls of this is a nerfect antidote for poi- t
j soniug with ]mris green or arsenic. j n
ITmcThI Family IlintN. | li
To Preserve Strawberries.?Take
equnl parts of rich, ripe fruit and granu- ( I
lated sugar ; put in an earthen cooking j c
vessel a layer of sugar, then berries, t
then sugar, etc., until all are used; t
cover and let stand over night. To t
I every pound of fruit allow one half-pint j f
j of red currant juice ; place upon the fire
where it will boil gently until the syrup ?
is rich, skimming well. j s
j Mold ox Catsup.?To keep mold j J
i from rising on ratsnn or nirklps. add a !
| tablespoonful of ground liorseruddiBh to |.
| every quart. I ^
For Shampooing.?Dissolve one tea- 0
spoonful of borax in a cup of hot water ; | j.
apply the liquid to the scalp until a good i ^
hither is produced ; then riuse well with c
warm water, until the hair feels soft and r
natural; if desired, a cold water rinse ^
may be taken at the last; wipe the hnir c
dry, and let it hang loosely about the e
| shoulders to get the air through.
Foit Fruit Trees or Large Plants, t
i ?Boil one tablespoonful of borax in one j
pint of water, and, while warm, paint j
I the steins of fruit trees or plants. This v
will destroy the green fungi, and prevent t
insect life from forming in the bark ; it t
will also make the trees healthy. t
Escape from Red Ants.?Keep all rJ
articles which they are apt to molest on t
.a linnfrmc nlmlF in nnllfir ! nnsnend the t
shelf with iron rods; each rod surround - j 1:
ed nbout half way up with a little tin or ; I
: sheet-copper cup, soldered on ; fill the ' f
i cups about half full of white crude j
| petroleum, or other kind of oil, which |
j will prevent the ant or any other crawl- j
! iug insect from coming down the rod to i
( the shelf.
j Cleaning Paint.?In cleaning paint j
an old flannel cloth will be found very
serviceable, as it removes the dirt without
much friction, and an addition of the *
magical mixture to a pail of water, for !
washing paint or scrubbing tables or c
floors, will be found very efficacious. '
11 Also will polish windows beautifully. ! r
Dend .Shot for Vine Bugt.
Having often seen inquiries in your l
: | columns for something to keep bugs off
squashes and melons, and having tried i n
1 everything I ever heard of, and found at:
I last what seems to be, here at least, a j r
: sure cure, I wish you to help me make '
1 it known. Nearly two years since, while !
I talking with a friend of the ravages of 11
the bugs said: "Have you ever!
I j used plaster of paris ? we used it last e
II season and it worked well." Of course
'! we took the hint, and that season, 1875, t
1 j we saved cucumbers and squashes with 1
': it?we had no melons. Last summer we j ].
' used it on melons, summer and winter i n
1 squashes, and cucumbers with very satis- i
rnunlfa Wnw for flip nrnPMS i
I *,v" w IT ? *?? I J.
!; Get your plaster of paris at a marble !
1 shop, where you will find it best and j t
1 cheapest. Watch your viues closely,
1 and when the leaves have grown large j c
1 enough to please the striped bug go out j t
1i early in the morning while the dew is t
! on, taking a basin for your plaster, get j
on the windward side of the viues, and j t
\ sprinkle the powder carefully over them : c
1 till they arc well whiteuod. If there are ; j
' striped bugs on them you will see them f
'! double up and roll ofT in a very dis-:
1 gustc-d manner. It is just as good for
the large black bug. The vinos must be r
1 watched and gone over after every I c
! shower, as the wind and rain will wash
' most of the plaster off. Don't fancy that n
1 gypsum, or plaster as it is called here T
and in many other places, will do. It
!; will not. Plaster of paris is the thing. ;
! ?Monroe in New York Tribune.
i (
\ The Latest Cat Story. r
I TheElmira Gazette says : We are told ?
i on trustworthy authority that a gentlo- i
> man of this city living in the lower part ^
[ of town, recently went to the woods and *
finding a nest of young squirrels brought 1
tltom to Urn bouse, wlieie there were two i
i felines each having a " litter " of kitten*, i
[ One of the tabbies took her own legiti- j '
i! mate children and putting them in the '
, nest. of the other (by whom tllev were f
i: taken care of as though they had been 1
> her own flesh and blood), went to the
f place where the three squirrels were, and
:, took them one by one to her own nursery ; ^
; | and since has been nursing anil caring J
1 for them as a mother. I '
? Man and Wire to C'rons tlic Occnn in a i
Small Vcttucl.
Mr. Thomas Crapo, of tliis city, writes 1
New Bedford (Mass.) correspondent, j
rill, in company with his wife, attempt (
3 make the passage of the Atlantic j
cean to London, starting from this port, j
i a curious little boat especially built j
ar the voyage.
Mr. Crapo is a genuine type of the
cue American sailor, hardy, plucky nnd
aring, is thirty years of age, about five
eet six inches in height, and weighing
ome 150 pounds, of light complexion,
nth brown hair and eyes, and of that
uiej, sanguine temperament which, havjg
once determined upon the execution
f a plan, overcomes every obstacle and
uuses not until the desired end is acomplished.
In his wife he has a most excellent
ompanion, as she is of the same cheerliI
and courageous disposition. She is
daughter of Frederick Stiff, the celerated
jeweler and musical instrument
lanufacturer of London, whose fnshionble
ornaments and music boxes have a
'oi'ld wide fame, and is one of fourteen
hildren, having six sisters* born in !
rlasgow, of Scottish descent, she was j
ducated in the best Parisian schools, j
nendine some fifteen years in France,
ml speaks fluently French and Swedish
esides her native tongue.
Mr. Chapo lias passed some twenty
ears upon the deep, commencing as
abin boy. During his seafaring life he
as crossed the Atlantic twenty tfmes,
rhile his wife, who accompanied him for
overal years on shipboard, has made the
assage three times.
He will take about 1,500 pounds of
irovisions, consisting almost entirely of
mined goods, and condensed solid and
uid preparations, which will be stored
irincipally in the forward part of the
raft, which is to serve as the kitchen,
quipped with a neat little kerosene
tove. In the afteMjart will be the
abin nnd sleeping acWnmodations. He
nil take six kegs,each containing twenty
;allons of water. As fast as emptied
tiese kegs will bo filled with salt water,
ieing the only ballast used, the boxes,
ans of food, etc., being stowed so as to
rim the craft. A small medicine case is
deluded in the personal baggage.
Mr. Crapo will provision for a fifty
lays' voyage, but is confident of being
ble to make the run in less time, forty
lays being his extreme limit. His route
rill be between forty-two degs. and
orty-five degs. north latitude and as
tear a direct course as possible. He will
ail at night with both himself and
ii.. l?4.1,? ,1
H1U UI1 11113 1UUKUUI, UllliU^ CliC KM J
hey will take alternate watches, each
akiug about six hours' sleej}, which is
11 that either is accustomed to take, ou
and or sea.
His only instruments will be a com>ass
and quadrant, sailing by dead reckoning.
In case of a storm, he will furl
he eails and lie to under a drag, closing
he forward hatchway but leaving half
he aft, which is hinged like a door, open
or light and air.
Tiie boat in which this voyage is to be
aade is built of cedar, and is much the
hape of a common whale-boat, except
hut she is much shorter, and deeper and
>rjadcr in proportion to her ltngth.
Icr dimensions are but thirteen feet
cngth of keel, six feet beam and thirtyour
inches deep. She is entirely covired
with a double-sheathed deck, with
he exception of two hatchways, each
#__j. ?i-:_i. u~
wo iee& Bquaru, which uuu ue uiudcij^
oveied. She has a center board; caries
one anchor and rudder, and "will
>6 propelled by two mutton-leg sails,
?ne on each of two masts, situated near
itlier end.
Both himself and wife are confident of
he success of this daring attempt, and
ilr. Crapo declares it to be an utter im>ossibility
for the boat to sink even
rhen full of water. The cost of the
>oat, exclusive of rigging, is $125; the
mtlay for the voyage, including 850
Forth of provisions, will be about ?100.
fwo small bouts have already crossed
he Atlantic, one a metallic life-boat and
he other a wooden boat, but no woman
las ever been on such a voyage, and no
>oat constructed like the " New Bedord
" ever made the trip.
Thoughts for Saturday Night.
Hard words mostly flow from soft
110 WUO uvea IU 11U puipuoe uvea tu 11
>ad purpose.
He tlmt despiseth small things shall
all little by little.
Severity breeds fear, but roughness
ngenders hate.
He is the greatest who chooses to do
iglit at all times.
Better give a shilling than lend and
ose half a crown.
The drunkard hath a fool's tongue and
; traitor's heart.
All things are in fate, yet all things are
tot decreed by faith.
We may bo as good as wo please, if wo
>lense to be good.
Eeprove thy friend privately, coranend
him publicly.
liiches, though they may reward virues,
cannot ca.;se them.
The cultivation of the heart should bo
ike that of a garden, where we prune
nd weed before we begin to plant.
Never speak evil of any one. Be chariablo
in thought, and give even the worst
?eople the benefit of n doubt.
We should give as we would receive,
heerfully, quickly, nnd without hesitaion;
for there is no grace in a benelit
hat sticks to the lingers.
The true motive of our notions, like
he reed pipes of nn organ, are usually
oncealed; but the^ gilded and hollow
>retext is pompously placed in the front
or show.
Our sight is the most pcrfect and most
leligiitful of all our senses; it fills the
uinil with the largest variety of ideas,
(inverses with its objects at the greatest
listanco, and continues the longest in
iction without being ^ivod or satiated
vitli its proper enjoyments.
He Threw it into the Fire.
A wealthy German banker, not having
>een able to find a sufficiently uncommon
ind expensive toy, presented his little
jrandson on his birthdfiy with a bank
lote of considerable value. Soon aftervard
the little, fellow's mother was horified
on entering tho nursery to liud
lim crying bitterly. "What is the
natter, darling?" she asked. "Has
lot grandpa given you anything?"
' Yes?yes," was the sobbing reply.
' Tell me what, my dear." "Why he
rave me fliat ugly piece of paper tiut i
mve just thrown into ill lire !"
When you see a tramp bolting his
vonkly meftl you are comforted with the
ejection that beyond pemdventuro
loin* is (Z^ing down.
A Bison Vanquished by a Ball,
About three months previous to my
arrival at Fort Union, says a prairie
hunter, and in the height of the buffalo
breeding season, when the bulls are
sometimes very fierce, Joe was taking
the Fort Union bull with a cart into a
point on the river above the fort, in
order to draw home a load of wood which
had been previously cut and piled ready
for transportation the day before, when
a very large old bison bull stood right in
the cart track pawing up the tarth and
roaring ready to dispute the passage
with him. On a nearer approach, instead
of flying at the sight of the man yo
that accompanied the cart, the bison
made a headlong charge. Joe had dc
hardly time to remove his bull's headstall
and escape up a tree, being utterly ^0J
1 unable to assist his four-footed friend,
whom he left to his own resources.
Bison and bull, now in mortal combat,
met midway with a shock that made l"'
the earth tremble. Our previously docile
gentle animal suddenly became
transformed into a furious beast, spriug- Jh
ing from side to side, whirling round as be
the buffalo attempted to take him in 08
flank, alternately upsetting and righting
the cart again which he banged from inj
i side to side and whirled about as if it fo:
bad been a bandbox. Joe, safe out of ab
I harm's way, looked from the tree at his
champion's proceedings, at first deplor- ce
ing the apparent disadvantage he labored th
under, from being harnessed to a cart; ge
but when the fight had lasted long and
furious, aud it was evident that both ra
combatants had determined that one or au
the other of them must fall, his eyes
were open to the value of the protection
J afforded by the harness, especially by the
thick, strong shafts of tlie cart against the ,
short horns of the bison, who, although
he bore him over and over again down ^
on his haunches, could not wound him
| severely. On the other hand, the long,
| sharp horns of the brave Fort Union
! bull began to tell on the furrowed side yc
[ of his antagonist until the final charge tw
brought the bison, with a furious bound, lei
dead under our hero's feet, whose long, so
fine drawn horn was driven deep into
his adversary's heart. With a cheer U:
that made the whole woods ring again, i ue
down clambered Joe, and while triumph-! a <
antly caressing carefully examined his | sa
chivalrous companion, who, although
braised and blown and covered with ^
i foam, had escaped uninjured. ^
* N'
An English Duke's Curious Bets. ^
A curious form of wager was once hit
j upon by Old Q?a familiar sobriquet by a
I which the Duke of Queensberry was com- la
I monly known to the sporting world. The th
duke was famous for eccentricities in the fo
I betting way. The match he made to
drive a carriage nineteen miles in one
hour without changing .either of the p,
thoroughbred horses with which he
started, made a sensation at the time, jj
and the actual achievement of this feat was
perhaps as remaikable as anything of the
kind in the annals of coaching. But the a?
wager to which reference was made was
of a more original character than this, m
and at a time of day when railways were w<
not thought of, was certainly an indication
of no little inventive talent. He
made a bet that he would have a letter di
conveyed fifty miles within an hour. In co
order to do this, he caused the manuscript
to be inclosed in a cricket ball,
stationed expert cricketers at intervals
over a certain distance, and the missive, j at
being throwu from one to the other, was i hi
rloliverM at the end of the iournev. with- ' bf
| in the stipulated time. A very good i so
! story is told of this nobleman by -which to
| he very neatly checkmated the vagaries
of certain speculators -who secretly offer- cjed
his grace's jockey a large sum of cj.
i money to lose a certain race. The jockey jn
' appeared to entertain the proposal, but sj]
I quietly carried information of it to his ^
i employer, who at once told him to take ga
: the money, and that he would bear him
i harmless. Tiie money was taken, and .
j books were made accordingly, but, to the m
I horror of the enterprising blacklegs, ?a
| the duke himself appeared on the scene in
! as the horses came to the post, and ?.n
! quickly divesting himself of a greatcoat, ,
I was found to be in riding attire. "This 11
i is a very nice horse," said his grace.
"I think I will ride myself." And he
did it, an.l won without a struggle.
Fushion Notes. Li
Long, narrow scarf pins of many deI
sicms. and beautifully engraved and mi
enameled, are worn by ladies, instead of I Pr
I brooches, in the lace for the neck. ta
A favorite style for engagements is the i
j "motto" ring. ?
Rings are constantly being made in ! ^
I novel shapes and designs. ! jjj
j Beautiful costumes for summer are | ca
! made of batistes and other lawns in very j an
j delicate colors, all of one shade or else in | tii
! stripes with white. ' fe
| The fashion of using beautifully tie- j in
| corated wax tapers in drawing rooms and j w
I at banquets is growing in favor. wl
i Many of the leaders of fashion have
i adopted neat and pretty suits, with n.B
! skirts just long enough to touch the j clJ
! """""/I TPiilUinrr onsflimCS.
I ni
I A street costume of twilled sergo bos j _v
| a long gored skirt, trimmed with a ten- j pj
! inch plaited flounce. The polonaise is ; [J,
! trimmed with galloon nd bound with jlt
' satin. Tho rolling collar and cuffs nre :
j trimmed in the same way. J w.
It may interest our lady readers to i re
i know that at the last drawing-room of R
j her Britannic majesty that the wife of the j ?f
! American minister wore the following re
j costume : Dross of satin duchesso blauc ] ht
! ptrle, partly veiled with echiisses of ot
j point do gaze, showered with drooping 1
1 dranches of daturas; train of blanc perle m
i Vonetinn brocade lineil through in white cv
j satin, and trimmed with echasses of luce, j tli
j and flowers to correspond ; coiffure of
, diamonds, ostrich feathers and lappets "
I of fino lace; ornaments, diamonds.
.... tli
Advice lo Joker?.
f ' f V*
Always let your jokes be we'l-timed.
Any time wiU do for a good joke, but no I
! time will do for a bad one. Any place 01
will fit, provided the joke itself be fitting, P
j but it never lits if a joke be out of its
place. You cannot order a joke as you 1,1
w mid a coat or a pair of boots. In con- 61
cocting jokes, as in making pudding,
each person employs similar materials, cc
but the quality of the di-li is entirely
dependent on the sKill of the artist. The
utterer of a good joke is a useful mem!
lier of society, but the maker of a bad II
< one is a more despicable character than |n
Mm voriVst. miner bv nrofossiou. i'1
A joke from a gentleman is an act of ilr
J charity ; an uncharitable joke is an un- nc
gentlemanly net. The retort courteous th
is the touchstone of (rood feeling; the
1 " " ~ -..f"! i mi
: reply cnuriisn?uj? [uum ui wm-n..?u..
' stupidiiy. j",
A school tea?her in Fort Wayne, In 1., pi
fills the mouths of oft'emling pupils with he
cayenne pepper. Possibly to mak? them pi
Kinart. ftf
And so beside the silent soa
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm from Him can como to me
On ocean or on shore.
I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.
Items of Interest.
An unpopular club?The policeman's.
Do not aspire to send your javelin bend
the sun.
Advice to young men about to settle
<wn. Settle up first.
Gossip is the putting of two and two
nrofliflf arwl mnlrincr fivft nf tliftm.
A pretty Tennessee girl has patented
combined harrow and stalk-cutter.
ost girls, however, prefer to harrow in
e old way.
A Japanese student newly arrived in
is country thought we were alldoctorp,
icause everybody took his hand and
ked after his health.
We can console ourselves for not hav?
great talents, as we consolo ourselves
r not having great place. We can be
ove both in our hearts.
A little boy came to his mother rently
and said: "Mamma, I should
ink if I was made of dust, I should
t muddy inside when I drink"
Tl'.n fnolnnna in nronflomf>n'a fllntlliniT
rely ever vary. We have it from good
thority that the 6tyle this season will
i a pair of pants, a vest and a coat, as
A. French artist who took part in the
struction of the Column "Vendome in
iris, during the reign of the Commune,
is been sentenced to pay a fine of
The season fast approaches when the
iung man with finances to cover just
o plates of ice cream awaits breath3slythe
answer to: "Will you have
me cake ?"
A box of grasshoppers' eggs from tho
nited States to the editor of a Canada
swspaper hatched out the other day in
drawer into which they were put for
fe keeping.
The practice of stealing hymn books
said to prevail to an alarming extent
some of the fashionable churches in
ew York which are most frequented
j strangers.
In a Philadelphia court, the other day,
man named Moisten was defended by a
wyer named Goforth. It is no unusual
ing to see a lawyer and his client Gorth
and Moisten.
"The name of a new novel is "The
'ronprful Heir; or, The Mystery at the
ills." It must be a companion to that
tanning romance, entitled "The False
air; or, The Mysterious Waterfall."
The following advertisement recently
>peared in a New Haven journal: "Any
irson having five to fifty loads of
anure to dispose of will please send
3rd or drop it through the post-office."
Oregon has a new expedient for keepg
her citizens sober. Every man who
inks is obliged to take out a license
sting 85. It is a penal offense for any .
juor dealer to sell a drink to an un
:ensed person. .
A New Hampshire paper relates that
Newton in that State, a mad dog, after
iving been wounded, took refuge in a
irn, where some of the hay became
aked with his blood, lhe hay was fed
a horse, which went mad.
A mocking bird entered a Methodist
lurch at Jackson, Tenn., and after
rcling around the room, lit on the railg
of the altar, where it sat in attentive
lence till the close of the sermon, when
warbled some of its sweetest notes and
iled away.
A portly gentleman crowded himself
to a horse car next a young man, who
id: "Perhaps you would not crowd
hero if you knew I had just had the
lall-pox." ' Oh, that's nothing," was
e reply; "for this is the fifst time I
ive been out since I had it myself."
A Stern Warning.
Among the officers of the brilliant
urt of the grand monarch of France,
ouis XIV., was the Marquis Hugh de
'Pin's mnrnnis was of an
Diuiv^yiu v? j
icient family, very wealthy, and had
oved himself a brave and efficient, capin
on more than ono hard fought
>ld. In his sober moments, though
clined to be haughty and overbearing,
) could yet be a gentleman; but when
e fumes of the wine cup had seized
s brain, which* was far too often the
se, he was turbulent and quarrelsome,
id his duels were numerous, so that in
na it came to pass that his companions
ared and dreaded him. Feeling secure
his lordly estate, his high nobility exupting
him from certain penalties
liich might have rested upon one of
wer degree, he pursued his reckless
nl inebriate course for a time uulecked.
At length in a hostile encounter, the
arqu:s slew a gentleman of the royal
lard, whoso friends made much comuiut.
Do Vernicourt appeared before
e king, and pleaded in extenuation that
> was much heated at the time, and
;gged the royal pardon. The pardoa
is granted, with the addition of a severe
primaud, and caution for the future,
ut the caution availed little. Ere long
tcrward the troublesome marquis queried
with a gentleman of the cardinal's
mfwlinld. the result of which was an
her fatal sword thrust.
Once more the nobleman was sumoned
before the king, and his old exiso
was offered, and again he implored
ie royal pardon.
" Hugh de Vernicourt," said Louis,
thou art pardoned."
The marquis would have expressed his
tanks, but the king stopped him.
14 Hold, Sir Hugli. We wit>h nob for
ly thanks; for know that thou art not
ie only one to whom we have extended
ir royal pardon. We have caused a
irdon to be prepared in blank, and
ive placed it in the hands of our trusty
inister of police. It is for the man who
lull kill thee!"
The caution proved sufficient to the
ul desired.
How ^le Got Some Cido:*. ;
The other day a lodger at the Johnson
ouse, in Gardiner, Me., got up in the
orning awfully thirsty, and npproachg
the landlord, said lie must, have a
ink of eider. He was assured he could
>t buy it in the city. "Can get it by
e gallon, can't I ?" he said. He was
Id he could. So he went up to a store
id inquired if they had any cider to
sell by the gallon." He was t >ld they
nl. He wanted to trv it, aud drew a
lit dipper full and drank it. lie s-aid
; "thought it was too hard for mince
08," and throw a dime on the counter
id left.

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