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Compibttion tj);jm HOHS DE COMBAT. . -rrPOTX my sole, I've walked so much, . ,1 - Since horses bare been hoarse, TtM like some pedestrian sport-' a In training on the course. , I've wore my boots to sandals, and ;' The sand's all in my feet ; "My calves won't work, if oxen do. For hordes on the street. Snch pilgrim's progress " as this is ' : Make each man " bunion" hate ; And. though a strict teetotaler, . - He's corned in spite of Fate. i . Forgotten now is horsemanship. And drivin's a lost art, Hotels can't furnish carriages, They 've nothing but the carte. The price of leather's going up. At a most fearful rate, And every cow hide's quivering Lest shafts should be her fate. No car 'os now will carry ns. Urged by the driver's whacks ; ' O for the wings Icarus had, - Although they went by wax ! .Then let ns hope that horses may ' - Be freed from present woes, And running on their feet again, - Instead of at their nose. HFE WITHOUT AH ATIWOSPHEBE BV JOHN O. WHITT1IB. : , C. . 1 li"0 W wearily the grind of toil goes on v 11 Where lore is wanted ; how the eye and ear Ami neart are starved amidst the plenitude Of Nature, arm now nuru aixt eoioriuss Is lite without an atmosphere! I look Across the lap of hall' a century, And call to mind old homesteads, where no flower 0 Toicrtnat tnesprmgnan come, put evil weea i.hbih,wio m,i voTiirh.iojwc.i hurdai-.k in thn place ' ' , . j i Of the sweet doorway greeting : ot the ne : seemeel Blistering in the sun, without a tree or vine To cast the tremulous shadow of its leaves Is Across the curtainless windows from whose . panes ; 1 1 Fluttered the signal rays of shiftlesness : -a Within, tne cintierea Ritcnen noor, unwasneai Broom-cleaii I think they call it ; the best room '"Stifling with cellar-dainp, shut from the air In hot mid-summer, bookless, pictureless, j Have the inevitable sampler hung j Over the nre-pluce, ot a mourning piece, .k lun.Mfw't A green-nairea woman, uueny.cn! ceaimS q The piled-iip rubbish at the chimney's back ; J 'j And.ia.sad keeping with all things about them. gnrill,-qiicrutou women. our ani sullen men. W ith scaive a human interest save their own j Vmintonmis round of small economies. . Or t.h AUMtr scnd.d uf the neiirtihi-liuo I t i s-' Impossible willow; -the wide-throated- hearth t61ihf flesfcl-lbe'"aurt. 'somebody else Oe Bnstling. with fa.le.1 pine boughs half con- bl.other8 wi. ,vas sure to .,ome. '" Blind to the beauty everywhere revealed, j ? 'reading the May flowers with regardless feet ; - - For them the soue-snarow anil the bobolink 8aug not, nor wuuds.madti music lit the leaves ; c ur tneill in vaiu J muera iiuiucau Burned, gohi aud criin-o.ied, over all the hills X no sacrailiwiiiai mystcty ui biiu wuvusi Church-goers, fearful of the unseen Powers, But grumoliug uver pulpit-tax and pew-rent, Saving, as .shrewa- ecuuoiuists, their souls And winter pork with th j least possible outlay Of salt au i sanctity : in daily life Showing as little actual comprehension . - Of christlau charity aud love and duty, 'T 5 3 As if the sermon on the Mount h.d been Outdatel I iae a last year's Almanac ; Ku h in broad woo dands and iu h.ilf-tilled fields. Ana yet so piucbed and b.tre an I c.ml'ortless, , . The veriest staggier limpingon his rounds, ; -The suu and air his sole luheritanoe 'y Laughed at a poverty that paid its taxes, And bugged his rags in self-complacency I ; ,' JNTIItTED TIJIIS. : - jj'i'' .BI JaJIBa. O. CLARK. . x The name attached to the following musical and sympathetic verses, from current print, has often before challenged, in equally creditable association, a higher and more speclilc reeogni-' - tion than that usually given it bv the proylucial press. The lines have occasional jars of Miction and rhythm, but rise to an ambftious rank In art as a just and beautiful expression, of the most natural sentiment of the Month ln which the nearly vanished Tear strikes its tattered colors, leaving only the gaunt pine, of all the emerald legion, to epitaph departed summer. ' lile aad symbolize Eternity: T"1 xil: '- -" " - NOVEMBER." " i '"' THE red sun gathered up his beams To bid the withered earth farewell, . 'f And voices from the swelling streams . ... Are ringing with the evening bell The cold lake throbs with restless grief " ' ' ' Where late the water liilies grew, :. While autumn fowl, and autumn leaf. Are sailing down the river blue. Forsaken are the woodland shrines, . The birds to warmer lauds have fled. And winds are wailing tbreugh the pines A dirge for summer's glorious dead ; J ' JPen man forsakes bis daily strife, And muses ou the radiance ilow'n, As if in nature's changing life He saw the picture of his own. I often think, at this dim hour, '' As eveninir weeps her earliest tear, And sunsit gilds the naked bower. And waves are breaking cold and clear, "Of that glad time, whose memory dwells ' Like starlight o'er life's hazy tide, . - : -r: W hen siUe by siiie we roamed the dell . : Of dear New England's ocean side. k , ' . . 'Twu on old Plymouth's storied shore, Oue calm November night with thee, ' . I watched the long light trembling o'er 1 be billows of tne eastern sea ; ' The weary day had sunk to rest - . Beyond the lines of leafless wood, ' ' ' And guardian clouds frmn South t West Arrayed iu hues of "crimson stood.' ' s ' .We climbed the hills of noblo graves, ' Where the st jru ttrlnvhi of tne lind 'Seemed listening to the same grand waves That freed them from th' oppressor's hand - We talked of spirits pure and kind, With gentle forms and loving eyes, Of happy homes we left behind In vales beneath the western skies. - A few brief days and when the earth ' irew white iironnd the traveler's feetr And bright tires blazed on everv hearth, : We parted never mure to meet Until I go where thou art gone. From this dark world of death and blight, . ' And walk with thee above the sun . That sank upon the graves to-night. I hear the mnflied trainn of yenrs Come stealing up the slope of Time ; . They bear a train of smiles and tears, , ; Ol burning hopes and dreams sublime ; But future yenrs may never fling A treasure from their passing hours. ' . Like those that come ou sleepless wing From memory's golden pluiu of flowers. The morning breeze oflong ago Kweepso'ermy brain with soft control. Fanning the embers to a glow . Amidst th ashes round my soul ; And by the dim and flickering light ' I see thy beauteous form appear. Like one returned from wui'derings bright, To bless my lonely moments here. Miss Marigold's Thanks 1 giving.. , BY MISS IlofKIXS. MARIGOLD; That wrs all the sign said, but in the win dow there were a box of plumes, hall' aslozen rolls of "ribbon, and two standard frames, up holding, in modest display, the one a - --satin, and the other a velvet tonnet. , "i- t g true the window was small, and the light a good deal cut off by the shop of Pinkhani Sisters, adjoining Miss Mar . rigold's. and built farther out into the '- street; the plumes were a little thin and ! faded, the colors of the ribbons were not arranged so as to harmonize into '. ' any very happy effect, aud the bonnets could not be said to have much of an , . "nlr ". hut. such as the v were, thev told ' ' --tha atnrv and invited customers lo. And when once in, there was something .. about Miss Marv Marigold that made them pretty sure to buy, if the stock at JUl approached wnat tney wanteu. A VOL. II. NO. 20. Suttlie itock was soVinaUthat Uoftstvl ptatAhfcjats iide-Thawne, moment at ... .1 .u... .l..wrriili!.iltu lrwL;na-.rl ria 4rn Jiili,;rif flip tailed fc uo-eo Tthat was the Very.treubiii in' Miss Mkrigdld's business, anil one that was constantly refleetltrg its diffi culty .back upon itself so that tne oeca- vuitj me uuou iiseu, so w sions when she heard the tinkle of the little bell at the door, and put down hurl work to come iu from the back room onlv to say that she Jmd'nt what was wanted, or that she had'nt it 1n just that shade, or precisely the width, outnum bered, her sales' a good mswiv times, and Were rnther dls'roaragiiig to the custom ers. But not in the- least so to MissMar igold. She said good alteruoonad what an unusually pleasant day it was, and went back to her little room with just as bright a smile, and began humming just as serene a little tune as when, she had made an extraordinary sale, or as if the trio had'nt ieiven ne lame knee a good deal of. pain. -And the customers went"! on to the larger shop that cut on juss Marigold's light, really regretting that thev could not have bought of her. The old liitrons knew ,-verv well what it was they preferred, in. .Aliss" Marigold, but further than her smile, the new ones would have- found it difficult to tell, for she hardly- talked ; at all ; while at the next door one' df 'th Pinkhaftt ijisters liot on.y talked a ?jreat deal, but the other maintained a position she was known to "have held for years, just one pace antr a half behind her sister's right elbQWVtm the' tiext" breadth in"the car pet, and repeated every word she said in a .voice pitched just one key higher. Butrtbls morning 'Miss Marigold was neither nia1clng"saleS In' the front shop nor repairing bonnets in the little sitting-room behind : she had been a won derful time brushing up the rather an cient carpet of; the .smaller room, and watering her clove pink, and just now she seemed to be giving her whole atten tion to something at the little table that stood on a certain seam in the carpet where .was. Irawji, in. Miss Marigold's iinagiiifltioa, ihq. dividing line between kitchen and sitting-room. It was Thanksgiving morning, and as it is quite a matter to get dinner proper ly even for one, Miss Marigold wished to have it ,weU under., way before she dressed -rbr-rtrWren-, s that she might neither be late nor disturbed in her mind during the services. The poet says : "The mind of man doth move amazing quick ;" aird though like iiwst poets lie made no allowance iu his rhythm for that of woman. Miss Marigold'Sj- the instant she placed tthy little saucepan on the tablei'repassed the' Space of all the years since her girlhood ; those days so otiggoueOv were line tue verv toucn fthfiisp rourid her, and only the pres- s.ZmIu Tettt, Sriiflieu lar away aim dim. sucn a Wetuhifcg of the table to-inuke room for tie scattered ones icome home ; such handsome hJarioasWothers, grown so manly s.iu.ce, the year oetore; sucn.iors frtm Kx Kitcbenr jtttd ranges of.evry ihiiig in lit pant rser ainl euch. wauder lrt of-thoughts toward them before the fevCifty-rif emliilite Sennon Iu the church was none : xnen tnere were tue enuiess Icksapachief of fltebrbUters, and the slci"rh-ride in the afternoon, and SitflT TfliHa hi Wie'vfenlna' as no neir ii8raTsvTeetrB:tfTUliace, .Villi folds of whiter muslin fastened underneath the chin, that snirred-peace aud benedietio oyer,U..T4MvliHl saticepau was he jAlisiiiuu-.tlial liad brought them back, and ".set Mii Miirigold ia' their very rnidstTiigaiu. 2 . , . i. : , - -, - ges V" slw-t-aid-at-last. aad wiped her, eyes with a napkin scarcely winter tnaii ne snowy taoie wneie it lay. ; iiut it wasn't at all about the changes that MU-M4U'igold wanted ' the -napkin ; it was only ou account of the onion She was peeliogt 'Perhaps another person wotild" not have chosen that vegitable tor their special "treat; but Miss Mari gold had naturally quite a ' weakness that way,:' and the reasonable objection to thein'she considered quite removed by her solitary life. - "So wonderful," she used to say to 4ierself, '"how cau one lind a bright side to everything in this world. Now if oneust live quite alone, tliat to be .sure giveft ti sliadowy feeliug now ana tueu. but now perfectly one can enjoy an onion !"- So she was smil ing "behiad the napkin at the .very mo ment she was wiping tier eyes; and Miss Marigold had a superb set of teeth, though everything else about her had been growing very thin for . it good mahV years. . '.'Sunk changes l", she went ou,, "and so wonderful, the way I have been car ried" through them all ! So many mer cies! Do be sure, Miss Marigold, that you get to" church - in good season, for certainly there Is ho one who has more to- reflect Hpon- to-day than. you. . And as you hav'nt much but your feelings to make tUaiik-ofl'eiiugs with, you want to besore to1 ge 4be-tew well-off your mind be fore'yoa . start; There, If you leave that jiist siminerihg,it will be done to a bubble when you get back; unless, iudeed, the minister should ba more than usually carried away by the occasion." At this suggestion Miss Marigold looked thoughtfully into the saucepan a moment and shook her head. ' . "Well, you'll have to risk that," Bhe sald-ttt last,- - "some - things mtisti be risked in this life. Now I do hope you are nearly ready. It would never do for a person like you to be late, j So many mercies!" Iu a few minutes Miss Marigold set off, with her heart all iu aglow, and her head in a rather unbecoming second hand bonnet, which she had taken from a customer iu payment for the work on a new one. "VVonderrul," she said to herself, ev ery time she nut It on, "how iny wants are always met," - V ', ,Y .', : "And ui'just'bne lioii'r ariiTa half she came back, limping a good deal, to be sure, but smiling radiantly, and finding that the stew was at the very point to put in the onion.? iThat would need at least twenty mitiutes; 'so" Miss Marigold sat down on the other side of the seam in the carpet, to enjoy a little season with a copy of Selections from Sacred Po ets, bound in red morocco, one of the few tangible relies of the days her little hardware talisman had just now con jured from the past. The fragrance of the saucepan had hardly been pushed i' aside byrthe- eweet savor sle found iu its page when a Knock was heard at the shop door. Miss Marigold was really startled. "So unusual on a legal holi- dav-.'.-. she" said; : But when she opened it she' found a lio more terrifying object than the little servant girl of Pinkham Sisters, in a green calico-dress with yel low spots, and very tight in the waist.,to say that "the ladies sent tueir nest com pliments, and would Miss Marigold favor them by coining right away to take a. very simple dinner?" "Dear me !'' aald Miss Marigold, "such kindness! Of course I will, and be only too happy. Right away, yes indeed, and my best thanks to the ladies, so unex pected!" "Wonderful," said Miss Marigold again, as she closed the door be hind the messenger; for it the truth were to ba told, at the very mo ment she opened the "Selections." a question altogether mundane was press-: ing upon her mind. Could she, bv add- Ing a little water to the stew, make it appear quite enougn tor two tiaysr Uth erwise, unless some customer should drop iuln the morning, she did not quite seo how she she wa.s to manage about the next day's marketing. The quarter's rent, always a rather heavy drain, hatl Deen paid tne uay oeiore,auu the one little piece of currency left from that had been tlropped m the poor-box at the church. AFor certainly there was no one there more distinctly called upon ; so wonderfully as she had always been carried through. 1 So Bhe smiled more radlently than be fore as she lifted the saucepan over to the stone shelf In the pautry to cool,and, wltndrawlrjg" the onion, laid K on a FAMILY FAFER PAIXESVELLE, LAKE COTJXTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, NOYElIBER 23, 1872. tUe..imikiu-J39iaJ tlLts-eult; -ot. the scara, and she was ready. Not the bon net this time ,thathad done very well fur once, but a second time might disar range her hair. So it was another relic. A hood, of a &lk that haii uce-jpeeu ap- pie green, close fitting ou the inside.but puffed out with eider-down until if would, at first sight, give .the imjre.s5ion that Miss Marigold's brain haif become suddenly inflated by some treineiiduous cntiiiisiasin, aud that the first breath of encouragement from outside might car ry ner entirely away. -. "I hope I have not come too soon," she said, as she stepped into the sitting-room of Pinkham Sisters, and was met by her hostesses standing in their usual relative positions, and- arrayed in ancient bro cades, with very fulL skirts and .skimp ing sleeves; ana wearing, 'tlia one a yel low, and the other a plum-colored bow of broad ribbon just over- the thin spot on the top of the head. Pinkham aud Pinkie, the customers calied them if they wished to speak of them separate ly, for the sign said only "Pinkham Sis ters;" and they never were knowu to use any more individual terra in address ing each other. "Sot a minute," said Pinkham ; "on the other hand,- we really feel that we must apologize." , , "Oh,not a minute," said' Pinkie in tire i riper-soprano ; "yes,, we really' Should apologize." "The truth is; we felt such an anxiety about the chicken, whether it was going to take a handsome brown." "Such an anxiety,' said Pinkie : ''we were afraid it j wasn't going . to take a handsome brown." . . "And then again, sister wasn't at all well yesterday ; she could hardly raise her head from the pillow." . ' '""Oh ! no. could hardly raise my head from the pillow." "But she's been brightening up every minute to-day, so' we.i'eltpwe must have the pleasure of sending for yon." "Oh, yes, brightening every minute tb-day ; we felt we must have the pleas ure." "Well, I'm sure," said Miss Marigold, as. her little head slipped out of the infla ted hood, lior a hair disturbed, "I'm so : gratified so entirely unexpected." Uh, (tout speak., 01 it," said fins- harn, while sha waved the tight waistcd calico a majestic sign to place the chick en on the table; "the favor is altogether- on one side. But still, don t you hnd it little solitary ou such occasions, Miss Marigold!" ... . - Altogether on one side," said Pinkie. 'A little solitary ?" - " ; why, bless you, no," said Miss Mar igold; "how -could--1? - I'm -so sur rounded; soman! nre"rcies!" - -J- ; "Well, its a Deantitul tning it you- can sav so, Miss Marigold. I ouly wish we all had the same spirit." "Oh, a beautttal thiug," said Pinkie; I only wish we could say so." The - tight-wasted calico made Miss Pinkhani a 'rcturu.'.signal from the cor ner of her eye, to the effect that the cen tral orb of the occasion was successfully placed ifi ita sphere; Tvlnclrwas equiva- wnt to -saying iliat. tne wliole prautiiai system was adjusted, for Miss Pinkham ' liau witn tier own nanus completed tne arrangement of every minor satellite, ' moon, and ring, in its own mathematical relations, anil oti Jts.bwn "particular fig ure of the taulecloth, at the very instant Miss Marigold s knock was heard. i Did you sav dinner wasfready ? Ah, then. Miss Marigold, if you please, we will utt-rightr-downr- fr-hope- you-will find yourself with an appetite after your walk to-church.?1 a ? r-'js. Yes, we'll sit right clown," saul Pinkie; "1 hope you find yourself with an appetite." " "Dear me, yes, saul Miss Marigold, and ;if her" humility had' not been so genuine, she would nave t el t almost embarrassed at the contrast with her own little preparations left at home. The apartment also seemed so crowded with turmture. ana there was uo divid ing seam' in the Vcarpet here; it was all sitting-room, and there were peacock s teatners over tne looiting-giass. aim she saw. ,-wider . the corner of the cloth that the table was of shining uiahogauyr Then there were not oulv three kinds of piukles, but six stalks pf celery in a very small tumbler; ho onions; but the tight- waisted calico standing behind Miss Pinkman's chair, with a peacock-feather fly-brush in -oue hand, and the other at liberty to remove the covers. But Pinkham Sisters were so affable that there "seemed very' little restraint after all, and Pinkham, when she had carved with , dexterity, begged to know Miss' "Marigold's tavonte - part. Miss Marigold declared sue had no tavonte part; but after Pinkie had said with great freedom that she was never satis tied if, she could'nt have -a walker, and Pinkham hati said she1 Considered there was no portion equal or delicacy to the lelt wins Miss Marigold got up courage te say that "she1 had rather a-weakness tor the part that went over tne tence last, although she always had some scru ples about mentioning ' It. v Then she ventured to speak of the table, and Pink ham said it was her mother's, and had eight claw feet, and Miss Marigold said her mother had one with six claw feet, and after that she felt perfectly at her ease. . So much so iudeed that she besntn to -tell them about the sermon, and its appropriatenessjto the day, though she lamented that her mind did riot succeed in tracing it as accurately as she could have wished, and that, she had found her thoughts sometimes wandering to wards common mercies. iut sne knew the fault was her own; it could never have been with the subject; that w the future glory of our country as con trasted with-tiw present condition of the island ot Zanzibar. Meantime the tight-waisted .calico, in obedience to various stately signals from Miss Pinkham, had passed one dish after ahother, but being a good deal crippled by the fly-brush, accomplished it slowly, sin that lust as Miss Marigold pronounced the word "Zanzibar," she raised some. thins: to her inouth that she had not tas ted before, aud the tears rushed violent ly to her eyes "Avery affecting: subject," said Pink ham. as Miss Marigold was forced to take out her handkerchief quite sud denly. "Oh, a very affecting subject," said Pinkie. "Yes," said Miss Marigold, but her conscience, would not "allow any sue little subterfuge, though innocently pro vided by another..-.,. "YesI" she repeated,' "but it wasn' altogether the sermon ; I'm atraid it was the pickle, -bo precisely like the one my mother used to make, I have never met with it since. Such a reminiseenco.'.M ' "Ah!" said Miss Pinkham, "I consid er mere is nothing like a pickle for bringing up old associations. So pnu genK" "I really must beg your pardon," said Miss-Marigold, putting up her haudker chief and smiling, quite herself again, "but it was so sudden ; I was so entirely unprepared. Why," only this very morning I was thinking over all those things, and' the changes that have come, and "the more I thought, the more ray heart seeuiud to sing. So.wouderful the way I have always been carried through! So nianu mercies !" The tight-waisted calico at another mvsteilous .signal, from Miss Pinkhani now disappeared, and after an absence of at least live -minutes, during which the Pinkham Sisters were evidently suf fering from 'extreme nervous uneasi ness, reappeared with a pudding much tiro size and shape of a very small can non-ball, and of such evident impor tance that the fly-brush had been laid aside, aud both hands lout to iu trium plial entry. After this crisis was passed an air of repose, which Miss Marigold would'tit have quite liked tay she hud missed betore, stole over Piukliaru sis, ters. and every thine went ou more de lightfully than ever; aud when Miss DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, Marigolil had. declaid.4t onld'nt be I physically possible for her to eat anQthM - er piece of the pudd ing as large as a pea, Miss Pinkham proposed they should Dike their nuts and raisins over to the window, and hold their plates iu their laps. "I consider there is nothing," she said, "that finishes a dinner with an air of more ease and elegance, than taking your nut-plates in your lap. It places one so eutirely at leisure, and at the same time allows one to see all the passing." "Ob, nothing!" said Pinkie; "so en tirely at leisure, aud one can see all the passing." Miss Marigold said she should be de lighted with any way tnat would allow her to eat them slowly, for 6he had real ly taken so much more than nsual, and then she fell into great admiration of the three nut-plates, which Pinkham I said were all that were left of her moth er's wedding dinner-set, that had been ordered for her in China, one hundred and thirty pieces, and a different design on each. On Miss Marigold's crawled three large beetles with sharp cornered legs; Chinese architecture was illustra ted on tne next, and Miss Pinkham re served for herself a club-footed manda rin prostrate before a lady of. whoin lit tle could De seen Dut her ran. men they -sprearl fringed- napkins in their laps, and the tight-waisted calico brought a box of stilettos from the shop, of which they each took one, and after that Miss Marigold ssemed irresistably led to refer to the pickle again. "I'm sure," she said, "I can't think how I should have been so overtaken. Of all days in the year to appear like an ungraieiui, discontented persou : w ny, 1 1 was thinking this very morning, as I Sat in church, I did not believe there was a soul there so called upon to give thanks. So many mercies!" r'And yet," said Pinkham, wyou have seen a great many changes." Oh, a great many ehanzes." said Pinkie. . -- "t ; "Yes," said Miss Marigold, "but it is so wondertnl the way 1 have always been carried through ! Why, I can re member when there were so many of us, aud not oue of them would have be lieved I could ever take care of myself. and here I have never wanted for any thing, and it's only ray left knee that is tine, and this very morning 1 counted five buds on my. clover pinkl'V" And a smile- of ineffable "sweetness gave the Miss Piukhams a glimpse of the superb teeth. Well," said Miss Pinkham. "that is a great deal to say especially the Ave onus at tins season, bull, Miss Marigold, If that were all, I'm afraid I shotild'nt feel as thankful as you do." "Ohra great deal to say," said Pinkie,: "nut I'm atraid 1 should nt." "But it isn't all," said Miss Marigoli, not nearly; but. I always feel such a delicacy iu speaking f myself. -So un- itcresting to a stranger. But you know, dear friends," and her voice grew low, aiid a soft lighishon in her eves. 'I am always looking for an inheritance. where we shall all be gathered home Bnce - more: All these mercies that I peak of are ohrya sprinkling: by the way ! And the way is so short, and it is so- wonderful the way .1 have always been carried along!" ' x. Well, it's a beautiful thing if you can feel so," said Miss Pinkham, "but it seems to me-ar- very solitary way. I think of you a great deal. Miss Marigold, mid 1 cannot teel that it is good for you. Now I consider that it is a terrible thing te be manned," but if one had not one's sister to live with, I don't know but I shonld even ". . . . t Oh, a terrible thing,"4 said'Pinkie. 'but I don't know but I should even " The light in Miss Marigold's eves grew still softer, as, with a little knob of English walnut ou the end of her stillet to. she gazed absently down at the bee tles on tne plate. "Some day," she said, someday but not here it's so men; years since he was lost." "X.nv, you don't mean to say!"' said Pinkham. So, yon. can . never mean to say!" said Pinkie. No.'said Miss Mtrigold, "because I don't really know. Such uncertainty at sea, you, know. - I heard that he was, ind 1 suppose it was true, though of course 1 would not believe it until I was forced. But it is wonderful how one can become reconciled. -1 felt so divided tor a number ot years; but you ve no idea how natural it has seemed now for i good while to be just "myself and live by myselt." They all. fell into silence for a few mo mentsthere was something so awe-ili-spiring in haying a real love affair to speak of. ! . rvvhat would you say it . he. were to come backr such things have hap pened," said I'inkliam, suddenly, pierc ing a pecan-nut and Miss Marigold's composure at the same moment, 1 es, what should vou say if he were to come back i ' saul Jrmkie. "Oh! dear me," cried poor. little Miss Marigold, throwing up her hands with such a start as to shake several of her nut-shells down upon the carpet.- "I should be so embarrassed I shoitld'nt know what to do. The i-dea of having a man about! Oh, (fear me!" "Well, I flon'tltHow" said Mis3 Pink ham, "if you had not any one else. To be sure, I should not think of such a thing myself; but then if you had no one to speak to, week in and week out " Oh, 1 should ut think of such a thing myself," said Pinkie; "but then if you uau uu oue u .speak to. Cm, dear irre," said Miss Mangold again, "1 should be so embarrassed! But then, as old memories began to steal back, the teuaer light came tnto her eyes again, and she held her stiletto thoughtfully pointed into vacancy "He used to call me' Marigold Goldi- j Mai'7,'" she said softly, "And I"! with a little laugh "used to call him '.Faek-at-a-puichj because his name was Jack. Pyuchon, aud because it teased him. I am sorry now that I ever did, but it was so amusing !" s Aud then, as it flashed upon hpr that she was talking a great deal about her self, she1 change! the subject, with an air that did not admit of recurring to it; the tight-waisted calieo took away their plates; they all took their knitting work, aud another hour passed very happily, until Miss Marigold declared, she positively must go home. - She was ashamed of herself that she had stayed so long. "Dear friends," she said, as by a re turn to the inflated hood she became once more suddenly deformed, "you cau t imagine what a pleasure this has been to me. so unexpected, and such social entertainment! And besides, I really had such an appetite! Every thing so delicious: Why, what do vou think I was going to have at home? A poor little stew, -with an onion! And now that will be ready for to-morrow ! But it Is ouly a specimen of the way my wants-are always met, so wonderful !" And a- radian- smile,- irradiated itself again by bringing the superb teeth into view, made the little bit of face that could be seen out from the hood very beauftul. But when she had slipppd round the projecting corner of the shop, and into her own little back-room again, she could not tell why the words of Pink ham Sisters would press in upon her mind so persistently. "A little solitary?" Almost an echo about the room. What did make' it seem so? And -there seemed so little furniture, and the color of the carpet seemed very dim, aud the top of the looking glass had a sharp look lor want oi peacock leathers "It's only the su Men change." said Miss Marigold cheorlly, "It will all coma right In a few minutes; and I do believe that second bud has tipped out a little since morning." ; She siit down in a low, red-cushioned rocking-chair, on the sitting-room side of iHeeahl? nie twilight was fallipaj, id:slre W qlilet after the unusual eaH citement.ot tue uay. juore words ori Ptukham - Sisters ;4egan to- press, back. and "the 40ft look toegair to gather in Miss Marigold's eyes once luore. ' How close titey were drawing -againV those days so long gone by ! JuSt as they had done in the morning, only with such a strange tenderness added in their touch. Miss Marigold closed her eyes and leaned her head upon her chair, as if she felt a caress. And so, as the twilight deep ened, the present hour still grew more dim, and, as if the years between now and then . were blotted out. Miss Mari gold seemed to herself a girl again liow sott and delicate iier cueek was; how rounded every outline of her form ; how Ions, and soft, and solden her hair. and how. lightly jshe breathed .as some one bent over her and whispered many things. "Jack! - Jack-at-a-pirich !" she said. and stretched out her hands into the dim light. ; Then starting tip, she shook the red cushion into shape again with a little spat. 1 v. "Why, tl.is will never dot" sue ex claimed ; "do get a light, Miss Marigold, and flhd out the longitude, of Zai.zibar! So unintelligent !" v . . ; But just as she was taking the match in her hand, there came another "knock at the shop door, and Miss Marigold was startled ngiiu. ..'.. A second tune!" said she. -"So un usual on such a day." . - ; Nevertheless, seeing there was still -a little glow of sunset on that side of the the way, she ventured to step to the door and open it. - .L j "Sot the tight-waisted calico this time. Dut a tall stranger, nis lace much con cealed betwjeu his hat aud a handsome curling beard of iron gray. j )- l beg your pardon," ne said, as He raised the hat slightly. "I don't know that you attend to sales to-l ay, I don't know that 1 ought to ask you. , ' 'Oh; : yes . sir," said' Miss Marigold, with her own smile, "if there is any thing really; required ;" and between that moment aud taking her place be hind the counter,, she had arranged in her own mind the whole account of how he had come iii town with his' wife for Thanksgiving, and how thev either lived where they conld" not make pur chases, or how some accident had befal len her hat since she came in. . :J 1 - The stranger hesitated a moment; but Mis. Marigold was accustomed to see men do that, when they forgot the name or the article tney were sent lor. "Handsome eyes, thought Miss Mar- gold, t'very;'.' but what a strange thrill they gave her, and how steadily they gazed into her own ! - - - - vv nat . is tnat in ,tne winaow r ne said. ' "Ribbon ? -That is What I want." Yes, Sir," said Miss Marigold; "did she send a sample?" aud she reached her hand half over the counter to re ceive it. "No," said the stranger ;' "I'll take it all." Then, seeing a startled look on her face, and reflecting that she might not like so sudden a diminution of her stock, he -added,- ".Never mlndi- litre Tne ny one ot the pieces. And what are these? Feathers i" - Miss Marigold silently placed the box on the counter.' - Her little vision of the happy Thanksgiving party had van ished. OA dear!'' she said to herself, "I'm afraid he is going to-a m:tsqnerade!" . "I'll take these," said the stranger, and ." He looked about for some further purchases, and seeing nothing but rows of boxes, whore con tents were past-his divining, he turned his eves towards the bonnets upon the frames, and added quickly, "Oue of these." The masquerade became a nullity iu Miss Marigold's mind, aud' the fearful thought of escape from the lunatic asy lum was just ready to take its place, when the hat was suddenly lifted from over the eyes, the hands stretched to ward her, and the very tones she had just been listening to in the red-cusn. toned chair cried, gently ana lowly, "Marigold? UoUU-Maryl" What Miss Marigold telt or did then, she never knew;' only in an instant he had pushed away the boxes, sprang across the counter, and lifted her over to the little chintz-covered sola in the back room. Then she did not know anything for a little while, and when she opened her eyes the handsome face was bending over her. sue reached out a hand and touched it. "Jack? Jack-at a-pinch !" aud a smile such as Pinkham Sisters had never seen spread over her own That evening they were astonished in their turn by a knock at their door, and v.'hen they saw Miss Marigold come in. leaning ou a tall, strong arm, they expe rienced a shock that displaced Miss Pinkham's. pluin-coloretl bow so lar its to reveal an edge ot the thin spot, and Pinkie, for the first time in her lite, was startled off the relative breadth in the carpet. "Dear mends." said Miss Marigold, "I could not help coming to telt you kneio you Would like to hear that Jack was not lost, after all ; it was only I ; and how he has found me again, a id iny cup runneth over as it always has. So won, derful the way I am always led? So many mercies? VAhd was ever anything ever so tortuuate," she. whispered lu Pinkham's ear, "as the way I was pre served from eating that onion to-day! ' A WOMAN'S DUVOTIOX. The Governor of Missouri has recent ly- pardoned an inmate of the penitent! arv, un ler circnmstances which furnish a remarkable and touching instance of what a devoted, trusting and energetic wite cau do tor an unfortunate husband The latter used to live in Toledo, Ohio, and the facts of Ins case are vouched for by respectable journals of that place Some time ago he removed with his wife, aud early iu 18T0 the events fell ont that proved so disastrous to him. It ippears that he was not very prosper ous, and had occasion to sell as nearly the last ot Ins possessions a pair ol horses. For these he received $500 iu clean, new national currency. The stock-dealer who , bought the horse? afterward disappeared. On the next day after the sale the vendor paid out two bills ot Sin each. It was uis covered that they were counterfeit, aud the ntterer was promptly arrested anil lodged in prison, lie ot course, directly protested his innocence, and told bow he got the money, apd the remaiuin $IS'J was' found on his person. The horse dealer was traced anil brought torward. when to the horror and amaze ment of the accused man, he stoutly denied all knowledge ot the bad bill aud swore the money he had paid for the horses was in bills of an lilinoi bank. No confirmatory evidence of th prisoner's tale could be got. and, as much counterfeit money hail lately been cir dilated in that region, public feelm ran strongly against him. He was triei and, despite his earnest protestations and ms wite s determined struggles 1 his behalf, he was found gu'lty an sentenced to five years in the peuiteuti ary. But the wife never for a moment be lieved him guilty, and with astonishing resolution and pertinacity, she now uei herself to proving his innocence ami ef fecting his release, lo the latter end she first sought and obtained an inter view with the. Governor of Missouri. To him she stated her case as she ! saw and believed it. But the Governor, al though kind, was firm. The prisoner had been shown to be guilty. Counter feiting was greatly on the increase. It was necessary to make examples, mid there was every just reason why her husband should be one of them. He could hold out iio' hope save in the con deinnod's restoration of his family after five years. The wife went home, con verted all she had In cash, aud thence- AGRICULTURE, forward d Voted IS rwn-WhiWtShie and brum. toTollawiligtne hftrsa'aeaW yuo uxu giveit iier u.Bostm - uit- Hfwrujus botes-, with tfctf hope T iivh1tlgi jtho really gdtltyperson or tnut offence. : :' -i Pursuing hif?'llkeT! 'shadow,' but keeping out of his sight, she soon found that when he went to a place that coun terfeit money 'was said to bo ld circula tion soon after. This happened at Free port, Ills., aud after want at Forr Wayne, lud. At the latter place ; she caused his arrest. But nothing Was proved against im and he was. set free. She then dogged htm to Canton, Ohio, to Pitts burgh. Altoona, Lancaster; Chambers burg, Philadelphia, Goshen,- Binghamp tou, Oswego, Elmira and other towns in New York; sometime stayiA two 'or three months in each place. ' The tdau was however so gnarded and ' Ingenious as always to manage and' Cover -pis tracks; in fact he never, pissed false paper" himself at all, and his implaca ble pursuer was uuabte to bring him ; to account. ' At last, however, he felt ill at ewton, Sussex county, N. J.; and she believed that her : golden opportunity was at last at hand.' ' ; When the horse dealer fell ill. ' the wife of the victim was at the same how tel. ':' She found out the ' physician at tending him, and frankly told her whole story. She described how she had tracked the cause of her hwsband'ij mi' fortunes. -Uid begged 'tb doctor for the sake of right and justice to help her. The physician was moved? Tjjrnef pile, ; and agreed' to do what she askeA,"which was to give his patient some' tietireasmg ' hut safe inedici ne; and "adroitly K think that fie was in a very critical condition. This was accordingly done, aiid worked tty a charm. The patient begged at once for clergyman, who. arriving, rjoinfed out the. necessity of full f epeutenc; 'and at this juncture the wife entered the room and implored the 5Uppooed"dyinji 'man to repair the great Wrong he had done tier husband. -r - .::- ii -- The result was that the sufferer made depositieii before a magistrate1, confes sing that he had passed the five hundred dollars as described;:' and ' furthermore. that he was a 'member' or an '-extensive gang of counterfeiters,' his special busi ness being, not to utter bad money, but to spread it among confederates in differ ent parts of the' country; He also'' said that on the oceason or making the trade iu question" lie happened to have no oth- money, and greatly 1 wanted the. horses. 'Armed with his documents;' the now happy woman, hastened back to Missouri, laid her evidence -before the Governor," and- had the satisfaction ; of carrying a full pardon to her husband;, almost immediately after. - rue two are now living joyfully together on a farm in Southern Illinois, and their case is naturally attracting abtuidaut comment and congratulation GOLD. '1 ! A little more than -a year ago, or oh a day in October, "1871; ft miner, riding a hue mare and toitowed tya colt, caine into the town or 'Banuack, Montana, tor snmmes. in tne nurcnase or wmcti he displayed :siich a' liberal 'Qirahti'tv' of the precious xl ust as to- excite the in quisitive comments Of 'the -lookers- oh; Responding to the curiosity'' of these. with apparent frankness and a peculiar' air of suppfessed exulta'tldnvhe declared that, arter long , years ofitnSucCessiul gold-seeking in all the1' mine's-' of- the world, he had at last tound a glorious rich " placer," bearing-wealth bevbnd computation. - ' It .' was on one of the trioutaries of toe Big Hole Kiverj in the heart ot a great wood; and when he had gathered his own fortune and called a few-faithful friends from the Ea&t to gither i heirs, the whole world should know the place. Not until then, how ever, should any mortal' be informed of the true trail, aud he would not hesitate to shoot any man undertaking to follow him. As the speaker evidently meant what he threatened, and - bore ' weapons ' to "revenge any attempted abuse of his confidence, he was allowed to ride away" from the town unattended, though leav ing behind him a strong popular dispo sition to know more of his whereabouts; Later iu the same season a haif-breed: Indian came in from a hunting 'expe dition along the Big Hole, Coward "Sal mon,, bearing a bag containing gold dust to the value of several hundred dol. lars. which he said had been given him' as the price of his eternal silence by the miner of the woods. He had' come un expectedly upon the later in his golden solitude, and solemnly swore, .alter a view down a nfle-barrel, to direct no human ..being to the ' place of secret treasure, nor even intrude there again" himself. The bag of gold was, his Share of the secret, and no. argument or bribe could induce. him to break his Indian oath. This episode, of course, with its additional proof of the wonderful riches ot the trackless '' placer,": increased the curiosity and cupidity of the townspeo ple, and ! several "prospecting 'parties started out iu search for the mysterious golden fleece. Not, however, until a month ago was any trace of the: prize discovered. : At that time, as the .Veio Northwest alleges, three' strangers from one ot the Eastern : "states arrived at Deer Lodge, summoned thither by a let ter, from the solitary miner of Bannack. They were the triends whom he pro posed to make the sharers of his wonder ful golden fortune, and were directed bv his writing to procure their mining outnts at t reucti Cruleh, and then, without followers, pursue a certain trail. which he defined for them, to a point where he would await their coming. He, had sent . them a rude map of, the country they were-to;- traverse to that point, but lelt, them to inter that the exact lecality of the- treasure .could be revealed. ou!r.by:. himself iunej-3on His own life's grand success was found at last; years and years' of wandering, bitter toil and renunciation of the fel lowship of lils-- kind were rewarded with nutokl wealth at last,and the miner of Bannack only waited; to show his friends where . they too could realize their wildest dreams of fortune before entering upon the full enjoyment of the riches and pbwer now his beyond pre. veution. ' Guided by. this letter; re ceived by them in-their - home in " the States" two. or three months -before. the three sti augers- lelt French Gulch on the trail given, to follow their map to the point designated tor the meeting with their friend. After a few days one of them came back to Bannack and Deer Lekge with word that the miner" had not kept his appointment, and with request that gome persons familiar with tne country stiotiiu join tne party 01 search. A number of the formerly uh succes-ful prospecters for the hidden "placer" went back with the 'messen ger, and are even now exploring a belt of unknown country; thickly wooded for what they may ueverflnd. " A mare aud her colt have been . discovered though, and near where they were grazing with head resting upon ; 1 weather-beaten saddle, mining imple ments scattered all around, and fingers clasping a bag containing gold a h u man skeietnu ; save: the boys, bv b, w. chidlaw. Near Lancaster. Ohio, Is located on farm of 1,1(10 acres, the Ohio Keforra farm "school. - For seventeen years its quiet aud ell'ectlve work In the- ret'orma. t'on of juvenile delinquents, boys under sixteen years 01 age, hits progressed with satisfactory results. It is founded and managed on tin "Family Sys tem, its inmates, sent oy some cour of record, wayward, vicious and crimin al boys, are received Into a good, safe home, and not a gloom v prison. Thev enjoy personal liberty as far as Is consis tent with good discipline. They are trusted to the full extent or their worth! uess, and most of them honestly Tecip- wate tins . couniuunce, settle, dow AND GENERAL NEWS. Mifrfnll tr in tbpii- now lin&ViW ' 'rift ui. IceuMUe-WJqdHipiH? -sound-, ireforina- tlopr .the aUoptiou , of - good .religious priuciuies,aiiu uevuiiou to tueir uauy la bor alHT shirty' In1 the school-room?'' i"OTer.ihree "hundred nd' seventy-five boys, are divided into, seven -families. each family iu charge ot an officer called "elder, brother, f aud an assistant. These brethren' are- the' overseers ot the- boys wh'en at Work theiiT teachers and com panions." The boys work half the day in shops, ou the farm, iu. the gardens, or chards and vineyards, aud go to school tne Other half. ., Work aud study are im portant agencies. ; Idleness and truency give place to habits of skillful industry and a personal interest in education. Special efiorts are made in the family, the 'Sunday-school aiid the chapel to afford religious instructions, to lead the erring ones into paths of righteousness and the way ot lite through Jesus Christ. Many of our Inmates are deeply interes ted in the study of the Bible, treasuring its sacred troths in their memory, and we sincerely hope adopting its teachings as their rule of faith and practice. In' this large household. we have, a common kitchen and dining-room, oth erwise each family is a separate and dis-: tinct organization.- The food is abun dant and well prepared, and a healthier and more robust set of boys cannot be lound in pur oroad land. - The punish ments iufiicted are neither severe or degrading..- Very ; .few escapes occur though we have no lofty walls -or bars of iron surrounding Uie premises. ; The boys are held, py kindness, vigilant over sight by the officers, and a "guard of houor"-pf : boys that are- to be trusted, and bike a deep interest in the good Or der of the .family,.: Helping to reform each other- is a power felt among the in mates, nd works the best results. , The, peculiarities and a-lvautages of the Ohio Kefor m Farm . School .are : these : The boys, are, completely. separated from their vicious companions outside aud re free fronvi the temptations to which they, were ex posed j. Is. very appliance- social, intellectual, industrial and. relig ious, is .'earnestly employed iOr their re formation; undet' the most favorable circumstances; "The- feeling- of being puuislHHk nud degraded, .does not outer the heart of the. poor boy struggling to overcome evil .and to Uo good, r Every Step he takes; iu the; right direction is recognized and approved by the officers, and it imparts strength to all his efforts to reform. :; He. feels that as far aa be de serves, he is trusted and enjoys personal freedom, appealing -to his houor not to abuse it- ; In 4 . word, each' inmate has the opportunity and is encouraged to do well lor himself, that iu due time lis is worthy of , an honorable discharge, and goej forth into the battle of life with a will, and the. power to earn an honest living, to serve his God,, and to honor the commonwealth that saved hiui. . . i VlLUin H. SKWARU AND THE " ALASKA lli l:ll ASt:. " ) -"h5 . Ml::.: I.vj v 1 1.1 - ;ir;-; c ! u, ;:"'; j , : .--Wm. H. Seward, died in Auburn, N. Y.ou the 10th inst..ged,7l years. Bi ographical sketches meet our eve in all our,exehanges but though allof onreo temporaries speak of the departed states man in kind and eulogistic term's, they strangely 'enough; -says the Alaska Her nia omit to men tion the cfowning'bf Iris long and usef ul career. - That the starry baiirier'now waves over Alaska, in token of1 American 'supremacy; is due to the wisdom, loresigiit, -and earnest advoea cy of ' William U; Seward. " And the ap rfuisitfon of the vast fiomaiii, lightly hs it is spoken ot at times by writers: who are nu'ifi formed or incapable of appreci ating its value, will yet bear the highest testimony to his good judgment ami pat riotism. . Alaska is now a detached pos session ; Between her border and that of Washington: Territory; Great Britain hold9 undisputed sway; but in securing the territory which margins the north errt extremity of the Pacific and borders on Behring sea and the Arctic ocean, we are' created a stimulus to the extin guishment of foreign title and rule upon tue western sine 01 tne American conti nent. ; In obtaining Alaska by peaceful measures we have invited a further ces sion Ot foreign territory,' and have shown what may he accomplished with out the intervention cf the-sword.' If Russia could give up her colony and sell her acres, Wi.y not England? Because of . the ' moral influence thus brought to bear upon a project which is cherished by every true American heart, we have abundant cause, in a material sense, to. be satisfied with the purcliaes. Mr. rew ard's visit tor Alaska after, the cession. confirmed all that had been told of its wonderful resources and caDabilities. and, as. he declared, the reality even ex ceeded ms . roost lavorahie anticipations Since that time, without any special aid from the government, and 111 a very qui et'way, 'a number' of promising indus tries have been developed .by far seeing. shrewd Dtisinrss men, which nave added 'greatly to the wealth of the na tion. V In the matter of expense to the general Government,- -Alaska occupies au exceptional position, yielding adirect revenue, jar in excess or disbursement owing to 'the fortunate provision made lor tne management ot ner seat nstter ies. ; The cod fisheries of the Shumigau Islands; the timbers, furs, oils, ivorv iiuu ores and even the ice ot the tern tory," all' point to the employment ol labor and the enrichment or the country in the' near future. The experiments made iii-agricultnre indicate a nature of soil and climate lar less prohibitory tuan lines or latitude would seem to de cree. "On account of what has already been accomplished, and because of the hopes we ehfertaiu for the future of AlasRa.we regard her acuaisitiou imm "Russia, as 6iie.'pfthe Tjest, wisest and most patriotic measures to which Win. 11. be ward ever gave his support, and to his ; individual work :' and word. :lnore than to air other combined, we attrib ute its.uccesstul Hccomplishmeut. Oth er journal have written has praises as a rtuerat thinker, an earnest advocate, 1 profound scholar, and an honest poltti cian who could rise above party and do right, pi the lace ot the mosr unjust as persioii aud vindictive abuse. . We con cur most heartily in: the general esti mated Ins character aud services, and in. speaking of his connection with the Alaska purchase feel that we add a de served tribute, to bis memory. CHEAP 1IRE.PROOF HU11.DIXGS. After a great fire it is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope that he limy Invent Some Apparatus which will thereafter prevent houses from burning; but the probability I that so long as there Is flits and accidents continue to happen, even in the bus regulated cities, there will occasionally be gt-eat conflagrations, In the first place, houses in cities are necessarilv close to each other, and every one ol them contains combustible material and means of setting fire to it.- Some Mrs, O'Leary has a cow or a cat always prowling anout to upset lamps, or there are rats to draw matches under the floors and careless chiilren, servants, and watchmen to forget todo something that should oe none; and then, above all there is the calculus of probabilitir which shows us that Inasmuch as uo oc currence is, strictly speaking an acci dent, we must always take intocoiisid erution the likelihood of something disa greeable happening, if houses were to last forever, what would become of builders and architects and art? Th last promulgated theory of how to make cheap fire-proof buildings Is that of the Ame'-fcuH .artisan, according to which partition walls should be erected In manner analogous to the way in which sectional steam boilers are made. Titer should be two iron walls, one enclosin the other, with a space an Inch In width between them, which, In case of fire, could instantly bo-filled with water and need never be subjected to a hy draulic pressure of more than three or fat WHOLE NO. 72. f.m'rfeet head, Jlje water to be supplied either by the .common water-service or by ta-itts-phteed on' the1 roofs. The iron could not melt," for it could not, with watef within it, reach a higher temper ature than 212 degrees Fahrenheit. , It may be feared that this plan would hard ly work in dead of winter wheu the water in the tanks would be frozen and, likely enough, that in the pipes also; but even should the space be tilled, would not the water, expanding at the freezing point, burst the iron hnd ruin the build ing? Evidently the graud method has not yet been discovered. - 1 ISED CP mONEY. A correspondent who visited the United States Treasury at Washington, says : I made a tour of one of the rooms in which the used up money was betng counted, a few days since, and one , of the ladies showed - me a pocket-book hieh was sent to the Department iby one of the officers of the Department. ho stated that it had been lost' three years and just turned up in the shape sent. He said that the man who lost it claimed that it held $45 when lost. 1 It as forwarded with the hope that, not withstanding the seeming impossibility of deciphering the 'mass of pulp re maining, something might be made of it. As I looked at it not a Hue, mark or fig ure denoting its value could be traced. and 1 asked the lady to whom it was s- gned tor verification It she could no anything iu the way of deciphering It. U yes," she replied, turning over some of the fragments, "There is a five dollar legnl tender." ' - I looked into her face, expecting to see a smile at the joke she was playing pon nie; but was instead earnestly nut ting the fragments together, to see how many legal tenders she could make. To me this seemed a display of genius not to be attained by many members of the uman family, and the successful lew must belong to the female sex. - 1 'l tils lady nas remarkable skill in tins particular direction, 1111J has saved many hundreds of dollars to the Gov ernment, as well as gladdened the hearts of numbers who would, except for this ability ton her part, have lost a large sum ot money; s The hteer-of : the pocket- book will. Trpra the. wreck otherwise total, save , perhaps his entire $45 through her'. , II OW TO READ.' ; ' 1 One may -read much to little profit. It is the way one reads, aud what lie re members, that is of advantage. . , Head with attention; this Is the one golden rule that should govern all read- it Is not an easv thing to read with hat degree of attention which is most erviceablf for the end in view,atall times nd in alf places. ThisJ very desirable habit must be gained by ettort aud con tinued practice. The results that will flow from such -a habit once acquired will richly repay the possessor of it for the toil oestowed in ' securing It. It 5s said' of Edmund Burke, who was a grcjit reader, and a great thinker, also, that tie read every book anil ne were never to see It a second time, aud thus made it his own,'a pusessl u for life; ' ! Daniel Webster was one of the most earnest and intelligent readers all Jiis lite long. . .His tavonte authors were read and re-read with a passionate fond ness.' His critical con veisatious upon the standard 'poets and essayists; and era ors of the English tongue are still emembered and quoted by those who were present to hear wheu the mood and opportunity were upon hiui. ! In one of the last evenings of his life he beguiled the weariness of his attend ants by reciting a poem from Cowper. now ne came to ne so success! 111 aud so intelligent a reader is explained in his autobiography. Whatever he read, he read so often aud so earnestly that he learned to repeat it. We had so tew books,' he says, "that to read them once or twice was nothing; we thought they : were to be got by leart, . Many other students read more thau I did; but so much as I read II made my own. When a halt hour, or an hour at most, had elapsed, 1 stored my book and thought on-what 1 had read.' If there was anything peculiarly interesting or striking iu the passage,: 1 endeavored to recall it, and lay it up in memory, aud commonly could effect my object." " : . - " LOVE. BY TIMOTHY MANIFOLD. Love is a thing which people like to talk about; but prople who love a. good leal don t talk much about it. Love is like air apple pudding, however good it may- be, it cannot be''' relished until tasted, and then you want more ot it Love is like a good many things: it i like a brooklet seeking a river, if you stop it iu it's course, it'll run over aud get there any way; it Is like beeswax, r you warm it it n get sort and may be moulded, If it becomes cold it will get hard, out tis beeswax all the same; it is lile the sun, which is just as bright behind the' clouds as wheu there are none; it is even like hate, the more you cherish it, the more vou have of it. Love s a funnv thing. Everybody laughs at everybody else for being in love; it makes everybody do what no other body would that is, tney say they wouiuu t, but let them try it. 1 know a man who walks six miies every Sunday and Thursday night lor love, and hav'nt yet seen the weather that could keep him back he loves. L've is a stubborn thing.' You can't make it whtn it won't. 1 once Knew a mail' who Killed ills wite trying to make her love liim, but she wouldn't. ' : ; - - r They err ; who say love s blind. It sees faults where no faults are, and vir tues that were never seen by other eyes. Who has uo love should get it; and having to show it. . It is a jewel that may not be laid away, but must be worn to be preserved. -,- ABOUT BEAKS. The provisions of nature are strange". Climate forces upon animals different habits. - Towards the middle of Decern ber the female white bear places herself in a position where the snow will iirut over her. Lying still upon a rock, the snow falls thickly upon her, and a cell is tormsd tor winter Habitation, lu this cell the animal resides during the period of accouchement, ihe cubs are produced, and Ihe mother remains sec luded with them until the m nth of March. The young are very small at first, but as they grow the heat of their bodies melts the snow and thus enlarges the cell. The warm breath ascends up, ward and makes an aperture for the ad mission of pure air. Before hiberna ting, the bear eats enormously of nutritious tood, and becomes very lat, on whl tat she exists during ber Winter retire- ment. The phenomenon is all the more singular, as the female bear 1 compelled to give sustenance to her young, as well as to live liersell, aud the surplus fat in her own body is ner only store ol tood remnant to this Dr. Wood remarks "It is worthy of notice that In the bear of the Old as well as the New World is fou nil the curious phenomenon of 'tapper,' a hard, cornered substance, which plugs up the iutcstines,aud seem to be of service iu retaining the a.iimal iu condition." One of our- English exchanges an nounces that the sword of William Wal lace long exhibited as such has been discovered to be of a much mow modern date, assigns It to the time of "Edward 'V.," and says it was "probably borne by that monarch." 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Vm-Id a, A m.-r i ficraintlmilnflr their adver tisements before the expiration of theircontracts will be charged according to the above rates. Transient advertisements most invariably be paid for la advance. Regular advertisements to be paid at : the .expiration pf each . quarter. MELANOE,. Stanley did not draw a regular salary tiring his expedition.'. He merely got so much and found. : '' ''" " An Irish broker tells his customers that he can not give them as ranch mare- gin as he would like. Many of our citizens can appreciate how Richard felt when he offered "My kingdom for a horse !" A cautious young lady declined to eat phllopc.ua the other evening for fear of catching the plague. There never betore was a time in Cleveland when so many people were afflicted with horseness. , . It is not a breach of etiquette to turn the colt shoulder to the veterinarian lieu he visits your stable. Though this is a time of epizootic trouble, horse owners nevertheless find difficult to preserve their equine-imity. A believer In. the eternal fitness of things remarks the appropriateness of us horse distemper originating in tne hippo-bore-'un regions. . One of our German citizens is indus triously searching Prescott's (P) Ferd- uaml and laanena" to nuu soineuiing about the horse disease. ,. ... An absent-minded expressman hear- tllj (. " V. ... ..aw .. .q. ........ v quickly asked Imw much he'd' nlre her for for the next ten days. ; u: ni. a ...,ii t-,1 Ha t ii o iii.rnrntapA Mrs. Annie Denton Crudge is. giving Virginia City, . New, psychroinetric pir'itualism. Some folks think she is pnlyacoustic poiyanurian. -Mis Teinuennce Andernon, a resi dent of Batten, Beaver County, Pa., has air six feet mid a Tialt long. It is quite thick and fine, blonde in color. Judge Bond, of North Carolina, lias sued the Wilmingtou Journal for calling him a scoundrel., and wants, the. editor put under Bond not to uo so, any more. cause it did not "please the pigs,' which must have been very corrupt animals, as even the saying about -"pleasing the pigs" is said to be a corruption of - please lie PJ'X." I-.,) Professor Kudolf Vlrchow. the distin guished German physiologist, has had conferred on ; hi in' the "freedom of the City of Bologna ; probably he because he has shown himseii so-sage. vsy . We are authorized to contradict the report that Mr.; Bikrypes has sent for Andy Johnson to come and tend his horses, having understood him to be the greatest veto-riiiariau of the age. ' Fashion' reporters announce that satin resses are to be worn . i , longer Dy brides. They couldn't . V el . be worn any longer than they have imjcii without tripping up every one id the room. The" Connecticut' ngrlcultnrist who ast week foulul flvelollar gijl piece the crop ot one ot his chickens re marks that for its size it's tiie most prof itable crop ever produced on his .ai ui. .According to 'the London Church Titnca church in Heene has been allowed to fall into decay mid finally to be pulled lown because it was dangerous to pigs whe loved to root about it iu short, be- . A stuffed specimen of that rare and beautiful bird, the Himalaya pheasant, displayed in a h itter's window, and bung ladies ronipefe with each other in rying to obtain feathers from it for their hats..- . . , . A Water street merchant, negotiating for a yoke of oxon, hesitated about clos ing the bargain until he was assured that the absence of upper front teeth in the beasts was entirely oxi-dental and not the resnlt of age. ,... . Much curiosity has been expressed to know if the mule in the tunnel at Cleve land has got it. ::We are informed that no animal of that race has been there since the Leader reporter interviewed the submarine excavation. An inexperienced man drafted as an ox driver exhausted himself plying the whin to urge the phlegmatic creatures out of their normal gait. He finally gave up the attempt, saying he believed that was ox (h)10e ot Iron. . The aeronaut Glaisher, who by taking a thermometer up scveu miles made it go down to 80 degrees.is reported to have made the neat remark on descending that he felt every inch a Glaisher while dis playing iis zeroic coolness. And now Mrs. Fair has been trying to cheat her lawyer, Judge Quint,, out of 1-1 . .. 1 T.. .. Vnt- ha. Ills cuuiir-n-icro. a ,1,-niiis, iimw .. forte would reach his foible, after a feint tt tears, she thrust at Quint. Her ad versary, however, has taken the law to foil her. . - Mr. Barnum has had occasion to send South a couple of parcels, consisting of a live elephant and a cage of sea-lions, and nH having a Congressman at hand to frank them by Unitwl States mail was put to the expense and trouble of send- ng them by express. A new epizootic has broken out among hogs, and simultaneously comes the re port that the r rencn cnampagne vintage Is almost a total failure this year. The two events m y be meteorologically con nected perhaps, a tne difficulty anects (s)wiue iu both instances. A colored woman lu 'New Jersey is iimler arrest for trying to kill a neigh bor's bav bv feeding it bent plus. An emetic was administered to the lnr.ocent. and the pins came to the surface. If he woman hail only used fish-hooks . they couldn't have circumvented her in that way. .'.,.'.' In one of Mr. John Fiske's articles in the Atlantic Monthly ah' Indian super stition is no'leed, ' according to which a man became blind because a demon had eaten the soul of his eye.- Probably had the demon preferred to make a meal or the soul of his foot he would have be come lam?. . There are at present three European ladles Inmates of the harm of the Shah, or King of Persia, at Ispahan one a Parisian and the other two r-ngusa Mondes. Though very handsome, they are not the favrites of their royal ownr, that honor being hel-l by two Circassian women of rare charms but low birth. The communist -Assl recently made nnottier frnitlvss attempt to escape from the vessel which was carrying him to his place of exile in New ulednina. If it. lie true, as reported, that he haiV pre viously failed In eightslmilarendeavors, this latent effort to swim ashorw at. the Cape of Good Hoiie may appropriately be counted as Assi-niue. Ungallaut men hi Terre Haute are making unseemly mirth over the lack of euphony til the cognomens of Drs. Su san Vaii Itlpenhansen and Ellen Prohis citr, who have recently commenced the practice of medicine there. It seems to us that the blame should rest' with the mule residents who have failed to offer these Indies a fair opportunity of chang ing their onjectionaoie names. The last unexpected heiress to a for eign fortuue is a young la'y of St. Louis, who is reported to nave had f,r,utu,uuu left toher by her late lover, a subaltern in the Spanish army. The imii.euso wealth of all classes hi Spain Inn long been lenown to ewry traveller lu that thriving kingdom ; but one would scarce ly have expected even there to Hud flve-mlllionalre drawing the not over munificent pay and rations pertaining to the military service. - An enthusiastic member of a secret society recently moved to town. Threo or luiir evenings ago ho went to a lodge meeting, telling his wife hn was going among the stables to see about the distemper.- Next ' morning she went through his pockets for some change. Not finding any - she asked where his money had gone. "Affiliated," he mut tered as he turned over for another nap. "You can't me make believo a filly ate it," she spitefully retorted. .. , .