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BY MRS. V. a.
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Father, beneath these liapm- sk i
hvliied the worhl of business lie;
'I tie careworn man come- home to rest,
Once more a ehihl on nature's brc.i-l.
Soul of the sunshine anl the flowers!
Thv pre-ciire tills the-e vacant bum--;
Tliv love, that qliickeninf? all we -ce.
Throbs in the heart of bird ant lee.
Thv love ami ours, for near anil far,
ltv mount ami llooil our ilear ones ure;
The airs thai kiss thy jiarment:, hem
Are swt'et wilh prayers we hreathe for them.
1 1 .
crunt tliat when aiitimin hoiirs at tenth
l!ttiti-n to test our jrowiiij; si relict h,
Tlie suiniiier's wealth of tciuleret tiMiiiht ;
Mav into lir'niff ileisls lie wrought.
Full oft when the eve has dceeiidfd
And sileuretl the voices of ilay,
Tiiis thought will imiii vcr iny spirit;
I'm nearer the eml of Ihe way,
I'm nearer thhalowy Valley,
Ami somelilliesl see." even now,
it- siiailows pluv over my pathway.
While it luisis play over my limtr.
sometimes I hear, tliroiiKli the darkness.
The washiiiK ol waves on the stranu,
f Kloi y
Ami I Liuiur inv ftinnt H nealr
To the honnifsiif the Mmset I .a ml.
There are flowers on Hie, hanks of the river,
Anil sometimes, in moments ol pain.
Their hcamil'iil fragrance is wafleit
Ami reaches me over the plain.
I'm nearer the ramparts of jasper;
I'm nearer the portals of linht;
J'm nearer tlie "entrance ahiinikint,"
Ami nearer the garments of white.
I'm nearer the palm of the victor:
I'm nearer the burp ami the crown;
'I'm nearer the end of the rmflict.
Ami nearer tlie.biirdeu laiil down.
I'm nearer the mansions of el
'1 hat I hri-d is preparing
I'm nearer Ihe rest everlasting.
Ami nearer tlie fullness of love.
I'm nearer Ihe throne of Jehovah,
.My Father, so tender, so kiml,
Ilut not to Ihe arms of my Saviour.
For now they're arouml me eiiiwine.l.
Anil He in His love w ill lie with me
When I enter the Sunset, laiwl:
II is arm will enfolil ami upliolii me ,
When I traverse Ihe flowery si rami.
Ami lie will mv trcnibliiiK feet slreiintlien
When thev enter the walercol.l,
Awlfcentlv ihe waves shall close o'er me,
With Jesis jny If" "lit toiiplild. , ,
It uiav he the shadows are deeper
Thau mv eaitll-liliiiiled eyes can pee,
And may 'lie the mists are thicker
Than seemeth at present to me.
It mnv lie the sound of the river
Is louder than ever 1 hear, i
For the voices of earth's confusion .
Are i-inping for aye in iny ear.
It inav be I've passed by the borders
Thiil are set round tlie Sunset Land, ,
And the flowers, so daintily fragrant,
Are hlooiuiiii; on every hand. . i
It mav lie my feet am already . '
t'm'oiiscioosly pressing the brink.
And the entrance to heaven i nearer,
.Much nearer lo-night than I think.
W halever the pathway before me 1
If longer or shorter it be, '
It matters but little, o Fattier, '
If only I glorify thee; ' " ' .
If only I follow thy bidding.
Ami feel, w ith aconlideuce sweet,
That Thy hand is leading me onward, -
And making a way for my feet.
bounce went the baby into her lap; and
lefore she had quite time to scream out,
she had felt tlie pressure of the dear,
velvet cheek and whoever it might or
iginally have been she rared not, but
held it to her bosom and wept.
"Now that's putty," said .lack, -with
something like a smile distorting his fea
tures, while, the tears came rolling from
his eyes "that's tine ! guess I'll bring
you another present soon. You need'nt
hug it so jwerful, nobody'll take it
away from you found it out at sea in a
hoat relations -all dead and drowned
handsome dress and gold thingumgigs
guess they was desjierately rich, any
lmv;ioor baby, poor baby, ain't you
glad you've got a mother anyhow ?"
"And did you really find it. Jack, out
at sea? poor, dear thing; only to think
was it a wreck J"'
"Well, 1 should reckon it was su'thin
o' that kind," answered the tar, gazing
admiringly on tlie natural manner In
which Mrs. Trevor "took to" the babe
"Init ain't you got any news? How's
old Salem prospered since I've been
gone? All ! ha! .Susy, there you are, my
hil ling," and apretty.rosv face was held
temptingly up, and as any gallant sailor
oukl nave done, Jack kissed it.
"1 did lit expect you so soon, uncle."
aid his little niece, very much aston
ished just that moment at beholding the
uliy "whv, where did you get thatVl
Only think, mv dear, he found it
out at sea," cried Mrs. Trevor, almost
breathless with delight, "ain't there
something, about her, now, that looks
like .Mariam?" sue added, almost ready
to cry again "look, It's trying to get on
tlie floor- la! I thought it was such a
little thing it conkl'iit walk tlfere! do
see now."
"Thus saving, she watched in srreat
triumph while the babe steadily moved
iward jack, ami lieltl up Its chubby
arms to lie taken.
"There's arms for vou." cried Jack.
lingering, although Susy repeatedly said
that dinner was ready, "there's arms for
on there's legs there's the tetotalest,
iiuningest little feet and if its face
u t a heauty, what lsabeautv? Only
on look at that hair," and he twined a
light, glossy lock about his thick fore-
linger "only see them great eyes,
bless 'em, look at them dimples, and
then. Lor' bless us, ain't her cheeks like
the red streaks on an apple? Ain't she a
prize, hey ain't she a handsome one?
t don't believe there's a baby in the Uni
ted States can beat her," saying which,
holding the hahy over. Ins shoulders, he
enr. out to dinner.
The hnhe, whom they named Miriam,
throve wonderfully. All the good
wife's care was for her; and it seemed as
it Providence had sent the child to lay
hold of her heart, ere sorer, deeper
(iiililes came to her humble hut haniiv
hearth. For before Jack went his next
oytige which waslto be his last he said
pretty Susy also went over the seas to be
he wile ol a missionary. And from that
last voyage Jack never returned.
"What is it, mate?" asked the stout,
burly captain of the famous "Manches
ter Sisters," as the former kept scruti
nizing some object afar oil" through the
old gray ship's spy-glass
"Indeed, sir, it does seem like a small
boat, without a soul in her, but a right
nice little tiling, and I warrant you
worth saving."
It was a clean, jaunty-looking schoon
er,, quite new, inula very picturesque
thiuz on the deep, dark blue ot the ocean
the vessel commanded by Captain
Counters, and he had been heard to
boast, often, that he would not exchange
the "Manchester Sisters," no, not for
any big craft that sailed the salt pond.
Kveniug was waning when the tidy
nintet deefied, ior vtoought" he Ulitl,
"su'thin floating," as he expressed him
self, and sure enough before fifteen min
utes had elapsed it shaped itself out of
tlie mist, rocking and rolling, drifting at
tlie mercy of the winds ; and occasionally
as it came near, a faint moan could be
heard. i
"Them's su'thin alive in tkat'here.
said the niatel and hardly liiul lie spoken
than the schooner's cockle-shell was let
down, and men stationed to pull in i the
"A baby ! by all that's gracious, and
alive, too," shouted one of the men
"uoor thiuir! she's a'most cried herself
to deHthi iilds-ins by the eyes." r
Slowly and carefully it. was gathered
up and soon laid in theniate'sanns, iwho
held it as it.it was a piece ol pasteitoaru
"Dang it, I can't help it, sir," ex
claimed a weather-teaten tar, dashing
tlie tears from his eyes; why lie should
have so said was incomprehensible, for
no one had spoken to r.r oliserveil mm
until he added, "1 lang it, it's just i like
"Just like who?" asked the captain
who had not oiiile recovered from his
blank amazement on receiving tliii at'
miisitiou to his crew,
"The last one, sir; had seven, and all
of 'em dead seven tine girls and xlt
looks like the last 'one." ' '
A queer thought came into the cav-
taiu s head; he was not very loud ot
children. "Look here. Trevor," he said
"if you'll take the child and take good
care of it, I'll excuse you from duty till
we get. home then, if you like, you cat!
keen it. Xii doubt all that belong to it
have gone to the bottom; it, had ;rie
ones, anyhow, whoever thev were, for
look at that dress mv creation ! but it
must have cost! tiold pins, too, or what.
d'ye call em s see, that s to pay you lor
'uiir trouble, you shall have them all
Trevors" and as if he had done a ver
magnanimous thing in giving away
what was nut his own, the captain mo
tioned Trevor to take it, which he very
tenderly did with i tear still standing in
' Win cyci ft seemed utterly exhausted
but !)(( humane care of the sailors in
iiippt.viii it with weak water and wine,
and t'ieiliut It as it grew stronirer with
biscuit clipped In a solution called tea,
hoou revived the little stranger, It
fhared Jack's rude bunk it slept in his
arms, and learned to 'smile at and cry
for him, Ileeveii taught it to walk,
mid strengthened its little limbs with ab
lutions of saltwater so that through
lack of that tenderness with which the
wealthy enervate their oll'spring, it grew
surprisingly and the slight tan of the
sun and wiiid did not render it a whit
fss beautiful. "The rough sailor even
IwoC'icil to make it clothes, and a few of
jibe fcuptaiu's shirts were converted into
(dee dfses for tjie daintily born babe.
JACK THr'VOn's home.
money Jack left is almost gone, and I'm down to the table long ago in momen-
sroinsrtoo: I feel it here, in my heart, tary expectation of her darling; but
I'm going very fast, and what will be-1 Hading she did not appear, gave herself
Straight into the little parlor whose
tiny shelf shone with glittering sea-moss
ami bitsof peai l, whose empty tire-place
was garnished all over with huge couk
sliells, and iqion whose neat little table
in the center stood a miniature "navy
shin" the wurk of Jack Trevor's owii
hanils, Into that very parlor one
smii.v. siinnneris afternoon Jack Trevor
burst, as soon as he could disengage
himself from the coach, wilh his young
t.pivo In t S firms ' lcf(liclllr 111 il hiro-R
i4lp bonnet and bright red dress which
Che honest tar had Imught for Ihe child.
''SiiTcy on nie, Jack!" exclaimed his
delicate vil'c, recoiling a -pace or two,
"where nlji,) you get that that baby?"
This was vtfi-f she had rushed wildly in
fo ids arms std almost, smothered the
piffle one in kissing him but the baby
i(y this time WH W'CMstnineil to rude
"Now Where do yo,u tluk!' asked
,lack, attempting a droll Jiark, which sat
,in comic gi-aiiie,iir pu has queer Jittht
"I'm sure. Jack what shiruhl I think
rrl I'm sure whose is it?"
"lours," exclaimed the sailor, as
"I'll tell you what, ma'am, you may
think yourself well ott" to get that price
why we ohlv give ordinary-looking
peojde my good woman" said the coarse
lerk, leaning over the counter, and peer-
ug under the neat, little black bonnet
with a look that sickened the heart of
is listener,"we only give ordinary-look-
1)2 people one and sixpence but our
genteel and pretty customers, my dear, if
they suit its, as mo doubt you would, we
give two and sixpence; a marked differ
ence, you see. ' ...;.
t he woman, wiiowm young and with
al good-looking, was so thoroughly heart
sick and wearied that siie could have
borne anything but marked insult, taken
any price for the work which laid neatly
toldeii on tne counter, stieiiaruiy Heard
the conclusion of tlie clerk's speech, but
drawing a beautiful child closely to her
side, and leaning against a post a nixed
to the counter, slie said, taintlv, "tiive
me what yon think proiior for the shirts
I did mv best put two rows of stitch-
112 in each plait anil ironed them very
smoothly and it you 11 be kind enough
to give me the pay lor these "
iiless us, madam : we make It a
point never to pay never, on wo account.
till the whole batch is done I think you
took twelve. But I'll tell vou what it
is" he added, impudently, laying his
hand where It touched hers, and brought
the blood tingling to Jier cheek, though
she would not appear to notice the in
dignity, "yon shall have the change. It's
a particular tavor, you Know you know
it s what we uon t otteu do, only where
we where we hem take a that Is,
where our customers particularly please
us," he addetl, In an altered tone, sue!
tlenly abashed by a look from under tlie
little hlack bonnet, trom which the veil
was hastily drawn.
"Ain't sue a handsome one tnougnr"
he asked himself, straining his eyes after
her retreating figure; "tit ne a widow
ne child poor, reduced and so torth
Hold up the price awhile, come down
through hard times, anil she can't stand
it long, ha, ha, we'll give her a penny
per sheet and the cotton to find, Stewart
prices," lie added, moiling ins Hands
"starmtion price" thats how we come
it over the good-looking ones, and so
anil so thev. thev're wlllino to eat their
pride jit iast hang it, they deserve to
comedown, why don t they behave tbenv
selves? What do thev look a fellow out
of his senses for if he says a pretty thing
Mighty high, now its just laughable to see
tneni siiort. meir lofty looks nut nun.
ger'H bring 'em up, especially them that
has children, they either come to term
or die slap off, leaving their handsome
babies to starve or lie brought up by the
city. I can rind many a one on the
street, though, that scorned to be spoke
to by me years ago ha, ha, slop-work i
the general leveller slop-work makes
brisk business for the city-fathers, its the
grand sewer ol the nineteenth century
it empties all the trash down," saving
which with a grin, he resumed his chalk
and marked a skeleton figure on the
stout blue cloth before him, destined to
take in some unsuspicious son of Xep-
tuiie, perciiance to ne wet with Salter
brine than that of the wide, cheerless
Grasping her little Mariam tlrhtlv by
the hand, the sailor's widow walked
shyly but hurriedly through the great
city. First she called at a baker's and
bought two large loaves: and thoush the
child asked it not, a penny's worth of
sweet cuke ; and then turning Into a dis
mally uarrow and dirty street, stopped
before one of its old houses, and timidly
moved uirougii a group or Irish
men Into the entry, up, up, up four long
nights of creaking stairs, into a back
chamlier neat and clean, but scantily
tiirnished. There she proceeded to take
olVMariam's tidy little bonnet of black,
her dress of threadbare silk, her little Kil
ished gaiters, and substituted a plain I
cotton apron and worn shoes. Then
she went through tlie same form with
herself, talking and smiling to the little
Mariam in an absent kind of way, while
every few moments she wiped the tears
from her eyes.
Whatever the old room was, the child
made it seem beautiful. She was a love
ly creatue with her milk-white forehead
and great soft hi tin eyes, filled to the
brim with love. Her hair hung like
skeins of gold just rippling with a slight
curl over the fair, rosy cheeks and dim
pled shoulders, fcach time, the widow
looked at her a new light came over her
care-worn face, though in a moment tlie
great burden of her unspoken sorrow
resumed its old resting-place.
The chihl prattled about, a little while,
after the scanty tea had liecn served,
while the widow, taking from the closet
a heavy bundle, unrolled it and sorted
out the several parts of a linen shirt; and
sun at, everything she did the. tears fell
lUDViiy. After the child laid its head
upon pillow, dreaming happy
dreams, tint poor w oman threw by her
work and sobbed aloud, "It's almost
gone," she said, in, broken accents, "the
come of her.- &he s such a pretty crea
ture," she murmured, looking at the
sleeping cherub, "that somebody will be
kind to her for her beauty's sake but
how will it be when she has grown to
"It may not be so bad with me," she
added, after a long pause, pressing her
hand to her heart, "but this burning fe
ver this beating pulse this hollow
cough these deatldy feelings at night
when I spring froni roy sleep with tlie
damp, cold sweat on my forehead oh,
Jod ! in mercy hear my prayer! If I am
to die. Father in heaven, in mercy pro
vide a home for my innocent darling be
fore I go."
Again she resumed.
"How cruel it was in lxini to taunt me
so! cruel, cruel to give us toilsome work
of pain and labor ; to make us sit from
day's dawn till the night, and give us
scarcely enough to buy bread for our
children ; and then insult us because tlie
hand that protected us once, lies in the
cold grave, and we have none, to care for
God help you all, widows, in great
and hardened cities! If you are stran
gers in a strange land, few, indeed, will
come to your hearth where . the brands
of human love are turned; into grey
white ashes, and hope cowers like a
starved mendicant counting the rents in
his tattered garments. Many a time
must the spirit sink like lead, cold, heavy
and palpable; the chill of the heart's
fever, seldom succeeded by a glow,
alas! freezes up even love itself. Through
a thousand channels the bitterness of the
unfeeling world will flow in, and
quench, if it can , even the desire of hones
ty ; so that life must be hereafter but a
living death,and death a hideous tormen
tor that points only to unending gloom.'
But however much the glitter , ot gold
may shut out eternity to the cold, unfeel
ing eye of wealth, there is a time of reck
oning to all meii look to it ye who traf
fic in human souls !
Day after day the widow toiled, but
her strength failed her rapidly. She
was soon obliged to take in tlie coarsest
work of flannel and cotton texture ; and
no longer able to carry them home her
self, a poor neighbor, a rough but kindly-hearted
girl, volunteered to go for her,
and also to do any little favor in the way
of errands, takiiig care of Miriam, or
whatever the sickly woman could not
liersell attend to.
For I'm sure she's a nice, decent
body," she exclaimed to her mother, on
coming one day from Mrs. Trevor's lit
tle room, "she's a nice, decent woman,
id a clever one too, I know. It makes
my heart ache, it does, to see her look so
healthy like her cheeks redder than mine
redder even than Miss Mitten's, the
millincr's,whopnts paint on and no mis
take and yet she can't hardly ever
alk across the floor. If she only had
husband to earn what little pa does,
and even , we altogether can but just
make out, and me braiding straw and
on making duck trousers," she added.
u a parenthesis, "though to be sure we
might more than make the pot boil if pa
id ut drink but poor soul, there she
sits, meek and quiet as a lamb, and nev
er complains, and I know blessed well
she must be hungry often enough, be-
nnse when I carried in that soup yes
terday her eyes sparkled up my ! as if
she hadn t had anything to eat lor a
month." 1
Seeing the man come by with huckle-
lierries, tlie good girl snatched tip a six
pence she had been saving in the corner
of her drawer tor a week, toward Duv-
ng a comb, and laid it out in berries for
the sailor's widow and her little charge.
After delicately presenting them, she no
ticed that Mariam had been crying bit
terly; that her eves were red. 'and her
little bosom heaved with hardly repressed
"Poor tiling," said the widow, glane-
ng up from her work with blazing
cheeks, and eyes that almost burnt one
to look at, "poor tlung, she lias been beg
ging so hard to go out, and I daren't let
her without me, tor you know what tne
children are in this neighborhood, it
sickens me to hear their oaths, and I
would rather die than expose her to such
dreadtul things."
"What'll she do after ?" began the
girl, but suddenly she bethought herself
ot her bluntness, ana lelt her speech un
"After I am gone vou would say,'
answered the widow, looking up calmly,
"somehow I don t seem to tear lor her
then. It appears to me as if God would
stretch forth his arm," she added, with
solemn emphasis, "and take her under
His protection, ' It looks as clear as sun
light," she went on, talking to herseit,
"for all her great beauty, her utter help
lessness, and her being a girl, I don't
seem to have the least fear. Ever since
that night I prayed to God I have been
at rest. What will happen, or how it
will happen 1 don't know, and 1 scarcely
think ot it. And when the time comei
though it will lie hard to leave her yet
: Jesus ran make a dying bed ,
' Feel soil as downy pillows are." '
up to anxious care, and foreboded every
accident that ever has happened to chit-
Ireu m the crowded streets from time
immemorial. Flushed and hasrgard bv
turns, she alternately looked from her
narrow casement into the courtway,
and moved with ill-boding alacrity to
one as weak as, she, down the many
stairs into the passage, an I gazed up the
street for her child.
"Something must have happened," she
cried, bursting iuto tears, as she sought
the room where rsallv s mother lived
oh! what shall I do?"
"You need'nt fret if my darter's got
her in charge," said the old lady iu a
tremulous voice, "she's the carefullest
creeter about such things you ever see.
Wiy, only think! two dozen clear
starched to-day, and not a wrinkle or a
scratch on one ; she's an oncommon gal,
Sally is and bless my soul, turn your
face right round, for that's she, sure as
we had mush and milk this mornin' for
Yes, it was "she," and Mariam with
her, looking so radiantly happy, with a
little paper bag twisted atthetopm each
hand, her cheeks dotted with dimples,
and the eager, good news almost burst
ing from her widely dilated eyes, while
Sally, with a look of much importance,
stood by with mouth wide open, and a
vastly pleased face.
"Why have you been so long, my
darling?" exclaimed the widow, throw
ing her thin, neshless arms about the
body of the beautiful child, and folding
her to her bosom.
To the nice lady, mamma ; and she
give me this and this for you and she
will come here, too, to see you, mamma.
Look taste."
Mrs. Trevor . turned to Sally, and
the good girl related quite a little
adventure. She had been to the shop,
she said, got the money and some more
work, and was just coming away, when
Murium, attracted by a liand organ and
a monkey dancing on the pavement,
pressed her to stand and hear the music
ever so little a minute. A rich-looking
and handsome lady sat at one of tlie
grand windows, who, as soon as she
caught sight of the child, stared at her
quite earnestly, and in a little after sent
a tine-looking serving man sue sup
posed he was a serving man, though he
was dressed quite genteelly to as ner
if she wouldn't bring the child iu just a
minute for the lady to see.
"Well," continued Sally, "I thought
it wouldn't be no harm, so in we posted,
pet and I, into one of the splendidest
looking places you ever did sees and it
wasn't only the entry too but there was
Aggers there and pictures, and red and
yeller glass, and a shandeler, and a car
pet that was too good to tread on, and
gold things ou the stairs, and gold things
on the walls, and I declare if the paper
wasn't all gold too. But they carried us
fnrder in and there, my goodness crea
tion! I -couldn't tell you what wasn't
there ; it looked grander than a jeweler's
shop, and I didn't hardly darst to set
down on such fine things as them sopys,
and 1 didn't hardly darst to look, nor to
sjieak, nor to breathe. Then the lady she
took Mariam and began to talk to her,
and undone her bonnet so the hair all
come down ; then she looked kind o' sad
enough, and took out a little gold locket
with a race in it, and kept saying, now
very like!' I thought she never would
have done kissing and talking to her
and iet, she took it all jest as natural as
natural as if 'twas her right, and so who
cares? What, she atraid? no, no; sue
jest, looked round at the fine things as she
does on the old walls here at home; and
she sat on the lady's knee and played
with her handsome curls, and talked
away till I tip and said, I was sorry, but
wan'tshe afraid her ma might be uneasy,
and she sick, vou know."
tier ma who is Her mother r" sue
asked. So I made bold to put in a word
about you, ma'am ; how that vou was
sick, and and and
"And I suppose you told her how very
poor 1 was?" added the widow, sadly
"but then what did she say? '
"Why not in so many words exactly I
didn't tell her that, but she said she must
come round to-morrow and see you; that
she. was very fond of children, and Mari
am particular put her in mind of omt-
itouy and her tace had such 'a dreadtul,
sorrowful kind of look, that I somehow
couldn't bear to sec it. So she'll lie here
to-morrow, and here's the work two
pockets more to put in, and not another
cent for the trouble. I do think them
bare-faced men ought to be screwed up
to a crust and cold water ; there. I do,
"Rul- iiava, min.l T chill iil- tl,w,uvli
, u ii. .... . kS .'vg.
work sooner to-morrow, and 1,11 put them
extra pockets in they shan't git it out
ot you
"Thank you, Sally, you are very kind,"
murmured the widow, faintly, taking
Mariam, s baud and leading her to their
room, "it will be but a little while longer,
and then I shall need no help," she add-
ed.in an undertone, and indeed her trem
bling limbs and ashy paleness, her hur
ried, paint ul breathing betokened the
near termination of all her earthly sorrows.
of her bonny face, for she was very fair.'
I cau by no means describe the pathos of
the old nun s tones as ne saiu tnu. v nen
I began to think she was in trouble, and
'kept in,' I hid myself till the place, was
clear of ither folk, and then I creept i t
round and peeped in at the window o a
side-room where scholars iu disgrace
were put sometimes. Poor Margaret was
indeed there, sitting upon a box, very
forlorn, and crying bitterly. She bright
ened up at seeing my face in the window
pane, and smiled when I told her I had
been waiting for her. Then I declared I
would be revenged on our hard master,
and went at once to the school-room to
carry out iny plan; this was easy, for
there was no one there.
"Just over the master's desk was a
shelf, ou which stood a large ink-battle,
and near to this again was the hat with
which the dominie always crowned him
self when he assumed the authority. I
mounted the desk, took a piece of string
from my pocket, tied the ink-jar and, hat
together, then, descending from i my
perch, left the room, and ran around to
the side window to prepare Margaret for
the result of my device. Then 1 ( ran
home to dinner, and returned to school
iu tlie afternoon. . -0 fe
'I was late. All the children werAni
the room ; and at the master's desk stood
Magaret, with triumphant eyes, just re
ceiving the last blow of the leather strap
on her hand. The punishment of my
mischievous revenge had been visited up
on her. Streams of ink discolored, the
master's face; and books and desk, on
which last lay the broken . ink-stand,
were saturated with it. The master him
self was furious ; and the more so that
Margaret had borne the infliction like a
heroine, iu perfect silence, resolutely re
fusing to give up the name of the delin
quent, whose accomplice she was accused
of being. She looked at me as she moved
defiantly away, and the expression of her
eyes warned me not to speak. It was,
indeed, too late. I hurried from the room
before I was observed ; Margaret walked
proudly after me, and for the last time
we took our way home together from tlie
school.' .'
1 cannot do justice to this story as .told
by tlie old navigator. Nearly seventy
years had passed away, and yet the mem
ory of his child love was still the green
spot or Ins heart.
He and Margaret met but once after
ward. He dwelt most on the first . of
these meetings. 'I was travelling,? he
said, 'in Scotland, when the coach
stopped to take up a passenger. Ihe
moment the door opened knew her at
once, but she did not remember me;' he
sighed as he said this. 'Then,' he con
tinued, 'I told her who I was, and re
minded her ol old times, thirty years
before, and of that story of the ink-
bottle, and the beating she had got .tor
my sake. She had almost forgotten it,
but Merer Add.' Margaret, the mother
of a large family, and now an aged wo
man, had probably thought little of
Johnnie Itoss after parting with him in
childhood, while he, literally voyaging
trom pole to pole and having but a pass
ing glimpse of her from time to time,
may be said to have carried the memory
of his child-love to the grave.
Among other pleasant records of my
life will rest the memory of 'many an
ancient story,' told in his eightieth year,
by Sir John Ross. Some modern ones
were there, too, in which pathos and
bathos were exquisitely blended. There
was one of the discovery at sea, by the
Isabella, of himself and his shipmates.
He had once commanded this ship, and
lie knew her immediately, half blind
with weakness and starvation as he was;
and there was another of his meetings in
London with his son, who, through good
report and evil report, had 'never given
him up.' These might find a place in
these columns, but that I think it would
be unfair to trench upon the domain
of whomsoever shall be selected as editor
of the autobiography which Sir John
was occupied in compiling, up to tne last
lew weeks ot ms evenfiiu ute.
"Vvell, tutverr - exclaimed .poor
Sally, vehemently blowing her nose and
rubbing ner eves violently, "how. can
you talk of dying so, and never feel
frightened nor nothing well, there! 1
couldn't feel so to my dying day."
"It's because I'm a Christian, Sally,
and true Christians never tear death, he-
cause it's the opening of a new life to
them, and not the cold grave they look
at. s They feel sure of waking with a new
body, and new power, as you leel ot see
ing the dawn of another day, or perhaps
I should say, as little dread that they
snail wake up m eternity
"It's past my comprehension," said
Sally, with another grutl'demonstration
ot teeling "but 1 was going to say, -lt
Trevor, that if vou wanted any work
carried home, I've done up my ironing,
audi 111 8 lor 5"" mow; antl.it
that fellow gives me any more tuiper-
ence about my cheeks or eyes, I'll slap
him right in the lace, that 1 will.
"Then I shouldii t get any more
work," said the widow, with' a faint
"Xo more you wouldn't," replied the
girl, sottly, "but can t a' body show that
she ain't to lie put upon? Impudent
pnppies, they think, some ol them inn
nybobs do, that because a girl ain't rich,
or educated, or such things, that, she
ain't got proper self-respect. Only let
'em try to give any more insulting speech
es, and I'll get my Jo, if he hasn't wait
ed on me niore'n a mouth, to jest 'go
there and give him tlie best horsewhip
ping ne ever nail and he s had more
than one, I'll be liound."
Saying this, she left the room to run
opiosite and letcn ner bonnet then as
she held the roll of work in her arm, a
sudden thought seemed to strike her.
"It s real pleasant," she exclamed, lin
gering at the door, "maybe you would n t
t rust her with me, but. 1 won't let go her
hand ouc't ; and she looks so pale,
This she said pointing to Mariam, iu
whose eyes, as they were raised with an
anxious, inquiring gaze to the face of
the widow, a gleam of light had been
ill nring ner nack as caret ul as
careful as as gold, if you'll let her,
and I'll dress her, slilliKiks nice enough
oulv a. bonnet may she?
To this the widow assented, pointing
to the closet where the child's lielter
clothes though sadly worn at the best
were kept, and Sally proceeded with
great alacrity to put thein on.
lucking tne yellow ringlets very care
fully within tlie faded lionuet, the wid
ow gave many a charge to Sally, and
kissing her darling, sent her, for the first
time, out ol her presence, then weanlv
moved about to provide their homely
Sir John Ross' First Love.
Sir John Ross, the well known navi
gator, is dead. He lived to lie nearly
eighty years of age, and within the last
live mouths ot his lite, 1 heard him ten
the story of his first love. Thus it came
nlMMit. We were wont to meet him at
tlie house of a mutual friend, where he
was always a welcome guest; came and
went as he listed, and had his hammock
swung iu a chamber where the tempera
ture suited him best, tor he loved a cold,
clear atmosphere. In a word, he was
the centre of as charming a household
group as shall lie seen any day in the
great metropolis. Blooming faces shone
upon him, merry songs greeted him as
he took his place la?side the cheery health
in those cold evenings iu spring. One
bright haired creature, with rosy lips,
claimed him ever as her own, seated him
beside her on the velvet couch, called
him "her dear boy," which delighted the
ancient mariner beyond all things, and
at last drew from him the tale referred to.
1 had been reminding him of a very
old friend, now dead, and of whom we
had heard nothing tor many years. As
I spoke, a tide of early recollections
swept up and filled the old man's eyes
with tears. 'All, said he, 'he was a very
kind friend to me. We had been school
mates, and then we went to sea together.
After awhile we parted, and I entered
the royal navy. When 1 next saw
I was commander on lioard the . He
was on the quay at. Greenock when 1
sailed in, and little thought that the ves
sel carrying a royal pennant was com
manded by Johnnie itoss, i lauded
and went up to him with a man who knew
us iHith.
, answered U ; 'and a pre
cious little scamp he. was:'
'On this,' observed Sir John, 'we shook
hands, and renewed our acquaintance
mil 1 had reason to be glad of it, for.
he repeated; ) was very kind to
'Xow about Margaret,' said the Ikuiiiv
creature nesme bun
'Ah ! she was a noble girl ! When I
first knew her she was ten, and I about
twelve years old. We used to walk home
together from the school, and at first were
very happy; but beiore long the children
began to watch us, and we were obliged
to make signs to one another alxiitt meet
ing. 1 mind well how shame-faced w
were when the others caught us making
signals beiore breaking up; and one day
the master saw us, and It was on tliaroi
casion Margaret showed such spirit am
courage as made nie never forget her.
'I had got out, of school,' he continue!
after a short pause, 'and was wailing for
her, never heeding the children laughing
Aft hour elapsed Mrs. Trevor had sat I at me, as I stood watching for the 'sight
We are all the unconscious actors and
spectators iu the world's theatre. The
parts we play, and the scenes we ap
plaud, are the double substance of the
current attraction. In 1844 we had the
drama of the Native American riots in
Philadelphia; in 1854 the sensation of
Know-Xothingism ; and seven years
later the tragedy of tlie rebellion. And
now. at the end of another decade, the
curtain rises before the New York out
break of the 12th of July, 1871. This
last is too fresh for the historian, and so
we refer it to the tribunal of time, con
tent to let its seeds work their way
among tlie minds of men, and sure of
the harvest for the right. For, as the
riots of 1844, and the frenzy of 1854, and
the tragedy ot I86I-60, were each tol-
lowed by good results, so will the last
sad evidence of bad passions attain its
ultimate compensation. In our happy
country our 1 letter nature secures the
fluid mastery. - Kvil men and evil meas
ures dominate for awhile, but they are
finally crushed, inevitably and witltout
1 .leaving the authors or the rebellion
to the fate they deserve, it seems to tne
a not, inopportune task to recall some 01
the leaders ot the excitements ot 1844
and 1854. They are nearly , all iu their
graves, but they are keenly remembered
111 the ngnt ot recent events, ine iace
and form of Lewis C. Levin rises before
me as I write. In this section, at least.
for six years the uncontested Native
American chief, he is conceded to have
been the founder of his party. Born m
South Carolina, on the loth day of Nov
ember, 1808, and dying in Philadelphia
on the 14th ot March, IsbU, he was quali
fied for a longer career, though it may
be claimed that in his day he filled a
large space In the public eye. He had
an immense following. Blending relig
ious with political passions, he domi
nated in our conventions, electing him
self and others to Congress, carrying
most ot the local ottlces 01 fliiladeiiilna
and erecting in the First Pennsylvania
district, now the . tronghold of the very
( atholics he opposed, a power that was.
while it endured, really invincible. Per
haps the very ferocity of the onset of
Mr. Leviu and his cohorts gave the sym
pathy of others to the Catholics. A fer
vid speaker and nervous writer, he was
conspicuous 011 the opci, plattorm, the
Congressional loruin, and 111 the public
press. Some or Ins speeches in the house
were models ot iiopular oratory.
Parties reeled, lioliticians changed and
cowered before the fiery eloquence of
tins daring reformer, whose words, re
peated to-day, have a strange and almost
prophetic signihcauce. 1 am proud to
claim that I was not one of those who
feared to take issue with his doctrines,
and this because now 1 find myself ar
rayed against the dangerous dogmas
enunciated oy certain grave potentates,
and too sadly illustrated by their igno
rant and misguided followers.
The lires lighten by .Mr. Jevin were
subdued by other questions, but thev
were not extinguished. When he had
almost passed from the stage of notifies,
and the Democrats regained their lost
power, they broke out again iu 1834,. ex
tending over a wide field, and lor a time
threatening a more permanent demoli
tion of parties; but, like its progenitor,
Kiiow-Xothiugism was too fierce and il
logical to last. It died of its secies v
and when this was dissolved the whole
organization passed away like an exhala
tiou. The Aaron's roil of anti-slavery
swauoweu up another issues, and ftuow
Xothingism was lost iu Secession, which
even in 1854 began to project Its black
shadow, like a monstrous demon, upon
the scene.
If Levin was the master-spirit w ho or
ganized Native Americanism in 1844,
Henry A. Wise, of Virginia, was Ihe
tearless knight w ho did most to put
down Ktiow-Xothiiigisiu ten years later.
The two men were marked antipodes
contrasts in demeanor . as in doctrine.
Levin was a stout and well-built man.
with a sonorous voice, and a eommand-
lean, tall and cadaverous, with vehe
menceaud tones not unlike John Ran
dolph's, and a steel-spring energy that,
despite feeble health, never . bent or
broke. His campaign for Governor in
1855 was one of the most successful in
politics. The new party was carrying
everything before it. It had enlisted
some of the first intellects of the time
men like Heury Winter Davis," Henry
W. Hoffman, and J. Morrison Harris,
of. Maryland; Henry M. Fuller, of
Pennsylvania; John S. Carlisle, of Vir
ginia; Zollicofl'er and Etheridge, of Ten
nessee; George Kiustis, of Louisiana;
Humphrey Marshall, A. K.Marshall and
W. L. Underwood, of Kentucky. Mary
land, Delaware, Kentucky, Alabama,
Georgia, Tennessee, had in whole or in
part bowed to the torrent, when Wise
came forth and breasted and broke it.
His speeches were unique, original ; and
resistless. He traversed his State from
the AHeghanies to the sea. , He was ubi
quitous. He became more than ever a
national figure. Thousands of dollars
were lost and won on the Issue. The
only money I ever wagered on an election
waa live hundred I ventured on Wise.
Mr. Leviu died, as I have stated, in
March of I860, in his' fifty-second year,
but Henry A. Wise is still living in his
sixty-filth. His has been a stormy ex
perience. He graduated at. Washington
College, Pennsylvania, at the age of
nineteen, was admitted to the bar at
Winchester. Virginia, in 1828. and re-i
moved tlie same year to Nashville, 1n
nesssee. where he practiced his profession
for a short time. Returning to his native
county of Accouiac, Virginia, he ;was
elected a Representative iu Congress in
lsJ3, and served until 1844. ile was an
extreme Whig up to the time John Tyler
quarreled with, that party, after which
he gradually uuited with the Democrats,
and in 1855 became their candidate for
Governor of .Virginia and was elected.
He held that position until 1800. ne w-as
a confederate brigadier general, ana ma
his uttermost to excite the people of the
South against the Government. Intense,
impetuous and rapid, he is a very formid
able adversary on the hustings and at
the bar. His opposition to General Jack
son was exceedingly virulent ana able.
He figured prominently tn the lament
able duel at Bladensburg, Maryland, on
the 24th of February, 1838, between
Jonathan Cilly, of Maine, a Democrat,
ana William J. Graves, 01 nentucxy, a
Whig. . Few events ever excited greater
horror. It was the first of many trage
dies growing out of the arrogant inso
lence of the slaveholders. They fought
with rifles, at eighty yards, and .when
Cilly fell,, in tlie thirty-sixth year of his
age, a bright light was extinguished and
a noble neart stilled. Wise was the un
doubted dictator of the Tyler adminis
tration, standing between tne two great
parties iu the House, he delighted in his
isolation and rioted in the eccentricities
of his genius. Sent as minister to Bra
zil in 1844, and remaining there pntil
1847, he made himself notorious by some
of the maddest diplomatic explosions.
He had been appointed minister to ranee
in 1843, and resigned his place to aecept
the post, but, the Senate would notcon
firm him, and .his constituency immedi
ately returned liim to Congress.; He
was uovernor 01 irginia-wnen onn
Brown was executed, ahd made the
worst use of that event in preparing the
people for the coming rebellion. ' He lost
one or two sons in that struggle, and is
now, I believe, in tne active practice or
tils profession. ' .. ,
The fatal error in the Native American
and Know-Nothing excitements wa$ that
the first warred against all Catholics and
tlie second against all foreigners.; We
must wait to see how the present assault
by Irish Catholics upon Irish Protestants
win end. it is a new pnase, ana must
work out new results, especially in view
of late develomnenta in Italy. France.
Germany and Spain, in all of which re
publican members of the Church of
Rome, like Hvacinthe In France. Gari
baldi in Italy, Dollinger 1 n Germany,
and Castellar in Spain, have taken arms
boldly against the extraordinary assump
tions of the rope ana ms college 01 car
dinals. Dollinger is already being Called
tlie Luther of his time, and Garibaldi is
the soldier who fights for liberty in the
name ot the crucified saviour. 1
Should this movement crystalize, it
may revolutionize by liberalizing the
Catholic Church. Let us not despise
these signs of the times. They are
numerous. The past history of the
American sentiment is a profound phil
osophy worthy of the statesman's care
ful study. The appointment ot so many
foreigners in New York by the Demo
cratic party in the spring of '44 -was so
odious that the Native Americans carried
that great cltv in all its departments.
electing James Harper mayor, (the vene
rable head ot tne pubiisning nouse 01
that name, now deceased),- and carrying
the Board or Aldermen. The contagion
then spread to Philadelphia, when Levin
took up the cause, and, as I have shown,
carried it to a grand .success. Defeated
for a season. It Is again revived by causes
that have a deeper root and extend over
tlie whole area of civilization. How
these will germinate and grow, whether
into a creed or faction,' into a great mis
sion or a new mischief, is one of the mys
teries of the age.
All lovers of the good and beautiful
will learn with regret. the death of Phoebe
cary, at 'Newport,'' on Monday night.
Miss Gary wa porn ner; Cincinnati in
1824, and early displayed rare literary
talent. In 1850, with her sister Alice,
she published a book, their joint produc
tion, which at once placed both , among
the most popular . American authors.
This popularity has never waned. The
death of Alice last Winter sadly affected
the spirits of her sister, and she declined
so much that for some mouths her; life
has been despaired of. For . a time the
bracing . air of .Newport . promised to
bring back her health, but suddenly it
became known that one of the sweetest
of singers slept in the silence of death.
. Thursday evening' steamer from New
port brought the, remains to New York,
where they were received by the sorrow
ing relatives aud friends, at her late resi
dence, No. 53,' East Fourteenth street.
Yesterday a large number, of friends
called -to take a hut look at one' who was
beloved and admired by all who, knew
her, and many were the affectiu scenes
as those to whom in life she had been so
dear bade her inanimate form : the I last
adieu. ; . . .
At i o'clock the body, inclosed ink
rosewood easket, richly , ornamented
and bearing a plate, on. which was in
scribed j .1 ' , ,
... Phosbb Cary,
. Died July 31, 1871. t
. .. ' Aged 45 years.
was borne into All Saints' Church at the
, . BY K. P. BABTOf.
I ran across what first struck me an a
very singnlar genius 011 my road from
Springfield to Boston. This was a stout,
black-whiskered man who , sat . immedi
ately in front of me, and who. indulged,
from time to time, In the most strange
and unaccountable maneuvers. Every
now and then he would get up and hur
ry away to the narrow passage which
leads to the door iu these drawing-room
ears,, and when he thought himself se
cure from observation would fall to
laughing in. the most violent manner,
ana continue the healthful exercise un
til he was as red in the face as a lobster.
Asheneared Boston, these demonstra
tions increased in violence, save that the
stranger no longer ran away to laugh,
but kept his seat and chuckled to him
self with his chin deep down in his shirt
collar. :J But tlie changes that those port
mauteaus underwent! He moved them
there, here, everywhere, he put them be
hind him, on each side of him. He was
evidently getting ready to leave, but, as
we were twenty -Jive miles from Boston,
the idea of such early preparations , was
ridiculous. It we had entered tlie city
then, the mystery would have remained
unsolved, but the stranger at last became
so excited that he could keen his seat no
longer. Some one must help him, and
as Iwas the nearest he selected me. Sud
denly turning, as if I had asked a ques
tion, hesaid. rockim? himself to and frn
corner of Fortieth street and Fourth in his chair the meautime, and slapping
avenue, which was previously well filled his legs, aud breathing hard : 'Been gone
with a congregation composed mostly or three years!' 4Ah!' 'Yes, been in Europe,
ladies. Horace Greelv. F. J. Victor, I Folks don't e-riiect me for kIx- mraitin
Robert R. ( Raymond, Robert Johnson, yet, but I got through and started. I
ur. tu Janes, A. J. Thomson, Tho- telegraphed them at the last station:
mas Knox and Dr. W. F. Holcomb acted I they've got it by th? time.' As he said
as pall-bearers. . ... I this he changed the portmanteau on his
On , the casket lav wreaths of white left to the rig-lit- and the one on the rio-hr
,.,7 v nu v tne icii, again. 1 ,ol a wuer said a,
the centre aisle a lyre of white lillies and
tuberoses, and au anchor of the same,
were placed upon it. Amid the profusion
of white flowers , some bereaved friend
had placed a single, half-blown blush
rose. ...
Wheu the procession entered the church
the organ breathed a sad, subdued re
quiem-, strain, which continued till the
pall-bearers and the relatives mostly
neices ot .Miss Cary rwere seated. 1
Atev. Aiemard Peters ot Brooklyn read
portion of tlie 90th Psalm : "Lord,
Thou hast been our dwelling place in all
generations." lie was touowea by Atev.
A, G. Laurie of Erie, Penn.,' who Tead
Paul s Statement 01 the Christian belief
of the Resurrection,' and followed with
teeling tribute to the memory of Phoebe
Cary. whom he had known from child
hood. Ale drew a lesson irom the. laitn
of the pious Jews, who met death in the
the lull assurance that after death they
ould he with their loving Creator. If
they, in the darkness. of their' time; had
this consoling hope, how much more
should we, with the assurance of the
loving mercyi of Jesus,. Christ? Phoebe
.ary loved all tiod's creatures, and be
lieved that in his' own time and way he
ill bring every human being in unto a
life of purity and happiness iu the pres
ence ot t heir loving A at her ana saviour.
Her religion' gave- .her; happiness here,
ana she is now mingling with tne messed
Who nave passed betore her into the bet
ter land. We need not to ask blessings
on her; let us ask Heaven's, blessing ou
those she has left sorrowing here below,
Mr. Laurie then offered, a fervent prayer
asking the divine assistance and guid
ance ou the mourners,, relatives; and
friends, that they mav be led in the path
of, peace, which had been so happily trod
by PluBbe Cary.
The following hymn, written by the
deceased in looz, was then sung, with
great enect by tlie choir -.
- One sweetly solemn thought '
Comes to raeo'er ami o'er; .
. J'm nearer iny home to-day
, . Than I ever have been before;
; Nearer my father's house, , i
. Where the many mansions be;
' ' Nearer the great white throne,
. . . Nearer the crystal sea- , !
Nearer th bond of 1 lie, -.'
i W here we lay our burdens down ; '
, ; Nearer leaving the cross,
, , Nearer gaining- the crown.
But the waves of that silent sea
':' Boll dark before mv sight,
That brightly the otlier side ,
, . , Break on a snore ef light.
O, if my mortal feet
Have almost gained the brink,
If it be A am nearer home ; '
Even to-day than I think.
Father, perfect my trust,
It my spirit feel in death
' " That her feet are firmly set r :
: On the jock of a living faith. ., 1
Pang-eat IrtectianiMB:
We know not to what paper to credit
the following, but they are good : ,
Free Trade means (to native Industry)
smelling another's beef roasting; Pro
tection means eating tne oeei. ,
.Therefore Protection is a , "square
meal:" F ree Trade is a fast.
Protection is poverty prohibited : t ree
t rade ts ruin recommended. .
Protection means taking out a fire in
surance iolicy ; . Free Trade means set
ting fire to your own frame building
without being insured.
Producing raw material for export
and imnorting It as manufactured goods.
duty free, is like giving your neighbor
your own lien's eggs to natcii, auu men
buying the chickens from mm. (
Protection means keepiug your lences
in repair; Free trade means sueuig
your neighbor tor his cattle's trespass,
being non-suited lor negligence, am
paving the costs.
America possesses the almighty dollar,
and Protection will enable her to keep it
Free Trade will give her In exchange au
English shilling with silver at a dis
count. Will America swaps'
If "the longest way round is the near
est way home," theu exporting raw ma
terial and placing 110 tariff on manufac
tured imports, is tne direct roiui to pros
perity. But exerience proves that
inu't; therelore that little "if " is very
properly italicized.
The difference between Free Trade
and a protective policy is, that in one
case the stable door Is kept locked, In the
other, It is orly fastened when the steed
has Iteen stolen. Enrjlaud Is thinking
of locking up her stable; this significant
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auo Miuutu iiiua.c .-iineni-u iiiqunt-, uav
I got a spare horse to loser
So much for British Free Trade! Shall
we, too, try It, and with the same or
worse result y
Whkn musicians in Massachusetts
want to give a concert ou Sunday eve
ning, they call it "sacred, and then sin
or fiddle what they please. The brass
band of Haverhill gave one of these
"sacred" perforniaiices'last Sunday with
a great deal of drum aud trombone and
triangle, much to the scandal of the
berer sort. An old manager once ex
plained the way lu which he arranged a
"sacred programme." "I hike 1111 old
glee," he said ; "for Instance. 'Tell me
Shepherds, tell me, pray, Have you seen
my Chloris pass this way;' I sirlkeout
'shepherds' and put iu 'brethren;' I sub
stitute 'David' for 'Chloris'; and it goes
'Yes, and three children.' he reolied. and
he got up and folded his overcoat anew,
and hung it over the back of the seat.
'You are pretty nervous over the matter.
ain't you r'.I said watching his fidgety
movements. 'Well, I should think so,'
he replied; I hain't slept soundly for a ;
week. And do vou know.' he went on.
glancing around at the passengers and
speaking in a low tone, 'A am almost cer
tain this train w ill run ott' the track and
break my neck before I get to Boston,
Well, the fact is, I have had too : much
good luck for one man lately. ' The thing
can't last; 'taint natural that It. should,
you know. I've watched it. First it
rains, then it shines, then it rains again.
It rains so hard you think it's never go
ing to stop; then it shines so bright you
think its always going to shine ; and Just
as you're settled in either belief, you are
knocked over by a change to show yon
that you know nothing at all about it..'
'Well, according to this philosophy.' I
said, 'you will continue to have sunshine
because yon are expecting a storm. . 'It's
curious,' he returned, 'but the only thing
Which makes, me think 1 will get through
safe is, because I think I won't. 'Well,
that is.curious,' said I. 'Yes' he replied ;
'I'm a niacin nest made a discovery--
nobody believed in it;' spent all mv
money trying to bring it out mortgaged
my house all went. . Everybody laugh
ed at me everybody but my Wife
spunky little woman said she would
work her fingers off before I should give
itnp. went to England no better
there; ieame within au ace of jumping
off London bridge. Went into a shop to
earn money enought to come home with;
there I met the man I wanted. To make
a long story short, I've brought JE.W.OOO
home with me, and here I ma,' 'Good
foryou!' I exclaimed. 'Yes,' said he-,
30,000; and the best of It is, she don't
know any Uilng about it. I've fooled her
so often, and disappointed her so much.
that I just concluded I would say nothing
atiout tnis. When 1 got my money
though, you better believe I struck a bee
line for home.' 'And now yon will make
her happy,' said I. 'Happy !' he replied,
wny, you aon t know anything about it.
She worked like a dog while I have been
gone, trying to support herself and tlie
children decently. . They paid her thir
teen cents apiece for making coarse shirts
and that's the way she'd live half the
time. Mie'll come down there to the de
pot to meet me in a gingham dress, and a
snawi a nunarea years old, and she'll
think she is dressed up. Oh,' she won't
have no clothes after this oh, no, I
guess not !' And with these words,
which implied that his wife's wardrobe
would soon rival Queen . Victoria's, the
stranger tore down the passage again,
and getting in his old corner, where he
At the conclusion of the hymn a bene- oiigni nimseir out of sight, went
diction was pronounced by Rev. Mr. Pe- jnrutignine srrangest pantomime, laugh-
ters, when the coffin was opened, expos- i""""s muiim um me iirouesi
ing the face of the silent singer, which sliapeg antf then swinging himself back
in death wore the smile of peacei All and forth in the limited space, as if he
who were in the house filed slowly past were 'walking down Broadway,' a full-
the coffin to look on the beloved features "gS1 metropolitan belle. And go on
for the last time on earth, the . organ weronea into tne depot, and A piac
meanwhile playing a triumphal inarch, edinysolf on the other car opposite . the
When the casket was closed it was placed stranger, who, with a portmanteau in
In the hearse at the door,- and followed f80"1 hand, had descended and was stand
by a long line of carriages carrying the " 'wer step, ready to jump to
relatives and many friends, took its way the platform. I looked from his face to
toward Greenwood, where the body of the faces ofthe people below us, but saw
Phoebe was laid beside that or Alice, 1 " '"s-i . .7uu"c,,v uc
who preceded her a few months in the ; 1 laugneti out
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Rnsiiie notices in lm-loolHinnfi will be cliarur-
ed for at the rate of 15 cents lier line for Hrst
insertion nd eight cents per line for each sub
sequent insertion .
tins ness c.ni Is f l jo per line per annum.
Yearly advertisers discontinuing their mKer-
tisements before the expiration of theiroontrai-ts
win ne i-iiai'geu .K-roniinK to tne anove rates.
Transient advertisements must invjtriHhiv 1m,
paid for in advance. Revnlar advertisements
to be paid at the expiration of earn quarter.
"Summer Land."
Last Saturday a boy aged fifteen years,
sou of a widow named Susan Williams,
residing: in Danville, 111., had his arm
tuuuv ineer.iten inn torn ov a leonara.
in . Kosston, Sprinser & Henderson's
show. Tlie boy went in before the show
right, but in a hysterical sort of way, as
he looked over tlie crowd. I followed
his eyes, and saw some distance back, as
if crowded out, shouldered away by the
weii-uressea and eioowing throng, a lit
tle woman in a faded dress and .well
worn hat, with a face almost painful in
its intense but hopeless expression,
glancing rapidly from window to win
dow as the coaches glided in. She had
not yet seen the stranger; but a moment
after she caught hlseye, and in another
was oiiened, while the hands were get
tin e the rins readv. and went behind
the rope which was stretched In front of i,Yu I.5 1 lumia to thi Tii
rf, ff crld s'tZeaus tdttg
Its paw through between the bars and
tfautrht the bov's hand, drew his arm in,
and commenced teari ne the flesh with
his ;harv and powerful teetn. some oi
the showmen ran to the bov's rewue.
and with iron bars succeeded in getting
the arm out ofthe leopard s mouth. ir.
Oilman was called Immediately, and Dr.
Fifhian summoned, who ai rived soon,
aud the two dressed the wound as best
thev could. The boy was taken home,
and Jlr. Henderson, one of the proprie
tors of the phow. cave his mother seven
ty-five dollars and paid all the doctor's
bill, amounting to rorty-nve dollars, ami
promised to pay alt bills till tne noy gets
well. This we think rather a magnani
mous action on the part of Mr. Hender
son, as the bov had no business liehintl
tlie rope, and if he had stayed In his
proper place the animal would not have
hurt hiiu. At last accounts the boy was
getting along well, but it was feared at
first that the arm would nave to ne am
a hole in the crowd, pushing one here
anu another mere, and runiunir on, or
his bundles plump into the well devolop
ed stomach of a venerable looking old
gentleman iu spectacles, lie rushed to
ward the ulace where she was standtns,
I think 1 never saw a face assume so many
different expressions in so short a time
as did that ol the little woman while her
husband was on his wav to her, . i She
didn't look pretty. On the contrary, she
looked very plain, but someway 1 felt a
big lump rise iu my throat as I watched
her. She'was trying to laugh; but, God
bless her how completely she failed ' In
the attempt! Her mouth got Into the 'po
sition ; hut it never moved alter that,
save to draw down the corners audquiv
er, while she blinked her . eyes so fast
that A susiiect she only caiijrlit occasional
glimpses of the broad-shouldered fellow
who eirtoweu fits w.iv so rapidly toward
her. And) as he drew close and drop-
ned those everlastuiff nortmanteaus. she
just turned completely around, with hor
hack toward him, and covered her race
with her bauds. And thus she was when
tlie strong man gathered her up in his
arms as if sue had rteen a uahv, and Held
her sobbing to his breast. There were
enough gaping at them, heaven knows,
and A turned my eyes awav a moment.
and then I saw two boys in threadbare
rouudalmutsstauding near, wiping their
eves aud noses ou their little eoat&leeves
not those which exnerieneed contractors I and bursting out anew Tut every fresh
emnlov to build railroads and disc ditches. I demonstration ou the part of thairuiother
Thin men, the worm over, are tne men 1 v lien l looKeuui tne stranger alanine
for endurance : are the wirv and hardv: hail hu hat drawn down over ms eyes
thin neonle live the longest. The truth but his wife was looking up at him, and
Is, lat Is a disease, and as a prooi, tat I u seemeu as u me peni-uji whim ui mow
people are never well a day at a time weary months of waiting were streaming
are not suited tor nam work, still, mere inrougii ner eyeniis,
is a medium between as fat. as a butter-
ball and as thin as and julceless as a
fence rail. For mere looks,, moderate
rotundity la most desirable; to have
enough Mesh to cover all - angularities.
To accomplish this in the shortest time,
it man should work but little, sleep a
At one Saratoga table sat tl3,0O0TuTO
the otlier da3.
Chicago organ-grinders have to dod.o-e
A recent Vermont, marriage winds ui
3!) years of courtship.
Daniel Kagan. of " Muscatine, stole a
lot of hams, and now can't ' save hi
An instance of cause and effect: The.
Ohio river'is low and milk in Cincinnati
Is scarce.
J. J. Smith sold liquor to the Indians.
and will be one year older when he gets
out of jail. , i; ,
It is near dinner time that, one feels
most sensibly " the emptiness of all
things below."" i
'Did you hear my last speech?' asked
a political wind-bag. 'I hope; so,' re
plied Ids friend. , . ,
In China thev have a pleasing practice
of beheading boatmen and hackmen who
are guilty of overcharging.
Boston people who are in doubt as to
the best "watering places," have got in
the habit of asking the milkmen. : ,
Robert Ha v. of Milo. is the father of
fourteen children. He is comjietent to
write a book on " What I know about
An Iowa minister's daughter runs up
store bills, and with an angelic smile
tells the drygoodsmen to ."charge it to
the man her father is working for-rT-Jesus
An incorrigible little female, onlv
eleven year's old, has been taken from a
life of infamy by Kansas ' City ortieers.
She was only one montli from New
A good newspaper does more . towards
building up a town and eotuity than nv
other public institution and, we, may
add, gets less thanks for it.
A druggist in New Hampshire threat
ens the local paper with a suit' for put
ting an T in place ot an 'aVlii msAad-
vertisement of grape jails.
i An Oregon school ma'm is entirely di-
lieartened because a prow ling., panther
has eaten up the largest portion of the
only good looking young man , in her
netgnoornood. -
A Connecticut farmer sprinkles his
current bushes with whisky; the worms
get drank, drop on, and either- break
their necks or cripple themselves so that
life is a burden. ,, . ...-;,,- . ...j
The Greeley (Col.) : Tribune has it3
title engraved iu fac-siinile . of ,H. G.'s
handwriting, which has gained for it
the reputation of being a religious organ
of the lost tribes- of Israel,- the heading
being decided by several learned ; rabbis
to he a quotation . Irom. an ancient Ale
brew manuscript. . ;,
In Cincinnati, as Mr. Rothe, editor of
the Volksfreund, and Mr. Jacobl, editor
of tlie Courier, were taking their Sun
day lager at a Sunday beer-garaen in
that city, they began to discuss from op
posite premises the Sunday Jaw. In the
course of debate their anger rose, and
Jacoby waxed wroth and Rothe .waxed
.Tacoby, and fheii began a mutual knock
down "and givr-.md-take until they were
separated.-(C hicago Posr.
The Republican patters out. West are
indulging iu all sorts of jokes about the
Aemocr:u.ic "new departure," une oi
them illustrates the iiolicy by this anec
dote of a boy and a woodehlick : The
boy was observed watching for -a' wood-
chuck to come out of his hole.- "Do you
suppose you can catch him?":8aida
passer-by. "Catch him r" said the hoy,
contemptuously ; "I've got to catch him,
stranger; we're out of meat."
"Xo man Is a gentleman, who without
provocation, would treat, with incivility
the humblest ot his species, it is a vul
garity for which no accomplishment of
dress or address can atone. ' The man
who desires to make every one around
him happy, and whose greatestsolicitnde
is never to give offence. to. any one, is a
gentleman oy nature anil species,.inougn
he may never have worn a suit of
broadcloth, nor ever heard of a lexicon.
There are men at every throb-1 of whose
hearts there is solicitude for the welfare
of mankind, and whose every breath is
perfumed with kindness.". , . ,
At Philadelphia an action was brought
by a hackmau to recover damages from
a police officer for assault and batter y.
The circumstances of the' case -were
Kee, tlie hackman, was standing in front
of the United States Hotel, and was or
dered to leave by the proprietor. On his
reiusai an omcer was caiieuanu nee was
arrested. . Thus constituted the assault.
Judge Parson said in his decision, that
every man owns the ground in front of
his house, tie had given The putiiie a
right to pass and repass over it, but in
all other respects it is his property as. any
other part of the premises. Xo one has
a right to stand or carry on any nusmess
iu front of any man's bouse- and if he is
thus annoyed and notifies tlie party to
leave on a refusal, siiiiloient . force liiay
be used to compel the offender to go.
The ease was dismissed. r'r-
-i t
The. Figaro tells a pleasant srorv of the
German occupation in France" A lady,
it says.reslding in the department of Seine
et Marne, had -a Prussian quartered
ou her from tlie commencement of
the Invasion. Fortunately, he told her,
ou taking possession of histapartmeuts,
that he was deaf, sothut the lady did not
hesitate to talk before him as if he were
not present, and she eveu played on her
piano after the Prussian had gone to sleep
although he occupied the next room. At
lust the soldier informed fits hostess that
he had been ordered elsewhere. -'Madame
1 wish vou good daw lie said. , 'And I,'
said the lady smiling with exquisite grace.
'I wish you may break yonr neck on-the
stairs, yon assasslu !' ' 'O, - madame,' l'm-
terrupted the soldier, 'excuse me, I -toi-got
to tell you I am hard of hearing pith
ily order of tlie General.' " ,. ' . ; ,
It Is a striking fact that most persons
want to weigh more than they do, and
measure their health by their weight, as
if a man were a pig, valuable in propor
tion to his heaviness. A he racer is not
fat a good plough horse has but a mod
erate amount of flesh. Heavy men are
From a Southern paper we clip the
following little anecdote, which seems
to lie the parable of the "new deimrture.
A North Carolina negro, who hud lieen
a wandering idiot from a blow received
great part of the time, allowing nothing on the skull while a servant In tlie Con
to worry him, keep always lu n joyous,
laughing mood, antl live chiefly on al
buminates, such as (tolled cracked wheat,
anil rye, and oats, and corn, and barley,
with sweet milk, and butter, milk aiid
fat meats. Sutrar is the best fatteuer
fmlerurt. nrliiv. wma tlie ntlier tlnv Hlllw
jected to a difficult ojieratloii at tlie hands
of a skliuui surgeon, ills first gleam of
Intelligence alter the result of the opera
tion was as he oneneil his eves and said
"We was done gone fo' at Manassas
yesterday. Wlui' Is we to-dayf"
The Grata Trade.
Very few have an Idea of the va.-'-t
amount of grain carried, chiefly "fnoni
Minnesota landings; n the -Mississippi
river on its way to i.uicago.aiid Aiiiwau
kee. Several lines, of steamboats and
barges find their chief business . at this
time of the year In carrying grain and
flour. from these. landings to? me rail
roads. Indeed, the largest jiart of the
product of Minnesota has heretofore been
carried on the Mississippi to . l.a Crosse,
Prairie du Chien, lnhiqu and Fulton,
thereto lie transferred to the-Chicago
and Northwestern, the Milwaukee and
St. Paul, or the Illinois Central, for
transjiortation to I -ike Michigan. '
I'he Milwaukee and St. Paul alone has
had a through line by rail to the .lake,
hut the completion of the Noiltiw.e-.t-
eru's line bet ween Winona and"I.a,Cro,se.
has made a ran outlet lo one more rail
road hitherto entirely- dependent on -the
river; and the West" Wisconsin- auduUie
Baraboo Air Line will soon liriuv-Jbe
railroads still more closely into. unue-
tltion with the steamers. . V.
But this year a new (liveiVMVTtaifW'ii
made on the river Itself through Iheljtke
Superior aud Mississippi rsUlnyitL.. i!'1'
seeks to carry the wheat ami' , flour. , W
Minnesota toDuluth for lake' "shipment.
It has now a line of steamers! ifiO'tmffeps
which run between Winona andjStitluii
ter, to which city on the St. Croix river
the Dnluth road has a branch; and aj he
rail transjiortalloii by this route is mil v
about ISO miles,- tu place of -KKI or oOOt'n
Ijike Michigan, and the distance by Idike
from Dulitth is about the same as l'l-yin
Chicago, It will readily beseeu that it i
able to make low rales : Indeed, we are In
formed there has Ihhmi A reduction ofthe
rate On flour from Winona to New York
from )1.5U to $1.00, chiefly on account of
competition ol the Dulutk route,,. .. , ,

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