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YOUTHS' DEPARTMENT. .V Q VIET DA 78. BY CARL SPENCER. The dyinsr year grow- strangely mild: Xow in the hazy autumn weather My h. trt i like a" harpy child. And life and I. friend reconciled, (to over the hill? tigutüer. My peaceful days rnn ;weet and still A- waren flipping overhand. Scekinsr the MM of free w'H' To gather tenderer liirlit than fill Day' over-lavUhed hand. : TV nmtner wood with rnrtfic ring, The ringer' i a troubled breast ; I am no more the bird that nimr". Bur that which broods with folded wings Upon its quiet nest. Oh. r;l-r- month of all the year! Oh. sweejest day in life ! they melt: Wit Mb. without, is autumn cheer, September there. September here. So tranquil and so sweet. Oft have I watched all nicrht with irrief. A!l niirht with joy. and which i- baatf Ah. both were -hirp. and both were brief, My Ii -rtrr wa- like a wind-blown leaf, 1 Live them loth for rest. Yir (Hiiat, close to Joy allied. Bur lovin? shadier walks to keep. By day is ever ft my side ; And all nilir loin; with me abide Teace and her sister Steep. cr"f 3faoa;i')f. MISCELLANEOUS. 3IY CASUAL ACQUAINTANCES. At five o'clock one August afternoon, a few vL.ars ago, it whs hot is Piecadillv " Must one dress?" I asked hi pathetic nines. 44 Of course," replied Tibbit. 44 You are in London, my dear Stumps. You will rv use my leaving you now. but f have important letters to write before dinner. K u.cmber. half past seven to the fraction Of a second: till then, fare you well." Important letterslknew meant adjourn- ' mi nt to his chambers in the Albany, the removal of his coat and neckcloth, a triads ' of aherrj and bitters, a cigarette, and a i sound nap till it was time to a lorn himself far the i vent of his day ; and I thought that he might have kept company for once with a pool provincial, who had but his hotel to go to when he was weary of stroll ing aboot the streets. Mut still a dinner at the Apician is doubtless a very gre.it treat, and I Hit ashamed of my ungrateful repminga Ah, here was one of the bliss-houses of I my youth, still open, and showing bj larg- announcements that it continued to e ''er f r sight-seers. My heart was fort y tw., and did not beat on approaching the Egyptian Hall M violently as it had done thirty yean Ik fore, but p gave a decided though slight WobUc ; so fresh do hearts keep in the country. Any entertainment : Woöld be mre amusing thai sitting alone ; in the hotel smoking-room n perusing the newspaper What! the Victoria Cross Gallery! Why, that was one of the things I had wished to see directly I heard of ii. An old schoolfellow had shot six Rosrfans wi'h his own revolver at the affair of the Ovens in the t rim, a, and another had spitted settm! aratweeis in India with a regulation sword: a wonderful feat to the mind of a fenerr, who finds one of those pons chmuy enough in his hand after the f il. I turned in, paid my shilling, and ' i-e. aded the wcH-renmubtnd flairs, hop iag that the room would not be crowd d that bot afternoon. The selfish wish was gratith-d: Ihn only living being in the place was an offl aal seated behind a green ' baize table at the entrance, who wanted me to buy a catalogue, and write my name in a large book spread open before him for the i-urpose. To the Int rennest I gladly acceded, but not to the second. The name of Stumps is not beautiful in itself, and I could not Better sayaeH that it would ; awaken any particular rntTllnin in the tnind of a subsequent vi.-i: r who might lend it ; unless, indeed, he w is a mono maniac about cricket. So I left the half fitled page unuriched by my autograph, and gave myself up to the enjoy mcnt of l real treat. The room was cool, ' then were sea's at intervals, and the pie- ' laves nrere Jost whet I enjoy: fan of I a.-; ion, and representing stirring Bceoes. A man nnsned Stamps cannot be expected ' to appreciate high art; or at an- rate don't. I own with shame that I like Music with a tune, and Painting with a story; thai I am a being without culture, in short, fit t make all Mr. M w A ds in rves jar horrioly il" I cam:- Within live yards as hint. Now, with the exception of a few Fieack works, like the 14 Gorge du M dakod"" and the 'Prise du Mau kotr." all the bittle-pictures I had hitherto seen wire disappointing representations of smoke and impossible horses, with a broken gun-carriage and a few dead sol dier in the foreground. Hut there was a vivid, thrilling episode in each of the painting which now engrossed my atten tion, anil to study them IfCtnfd as good SB reading Napier. I aras roused from rapt admiration of a couple of midshipmen in the ditch of a for tified place at midnight, one of whom was quietly lighting a portfire with his cigar, by thesmnM of v-iees and the rustling ot dresses, and turning round I saw five new niuiii etaaterod round the visitors' iook. fAejf had no objections to signing their annfees. Paterfamilias, who was round and -tout and plea ant featured as the ideal mkMle-aged g -nth-man in Vti-h, said: Eh, what t" and scratched his signature with the rapidity of a man who was con stantly performing that operation. Mis "vv if'-, a portly Isdy with an mrpoamg nom and proud demeanor, took longer about it, rridently reading the names winch pre eedi d le r own. Her two pretty daughters the relationship was written on their mo i signed next ; and then a young man in llower diow apparel, with silky hair part i in the middle, took tl.e pea, whis pering something to the youngest girl who impend. IM hav taken slight odds ha attend an allusion to a ceremony w Inch is pesmrmed in v stries. Of course, I WW not staring, but took this little by play in out of the eorncrs of Hy eyes, which were still apparently riv- le i upon the midshipmen who were en-1 'j-in p;iiriotic arson. Why only ap parently? Because the proper study for mankind is man; because, though Art is y.-ry tine. Nature Sometimes beats it ; and because, ' ven at f rty-two, if one lives in the country, pretty girl is still a plowing object. I soon discovered a fact,howev r, w hich sjaodlmty and expi-re-ne ;!ike prevented my calculating upon ; t'iy were noticing v I remember a st ry, told, I think, in this journal, of a man who flattered himself that he was stalking a lion, and hearing a rustle in the buslu s behind him, feoad that the lion was stalking him. I sympathized with that sportsman. There could be no doubt about it. Madam was the first to man on me, as though she thought she knew me, whewCTCT she fan cied herself unperccived ; then she nudged her husband, and whispered in his ear, whereupon l e too inspected nie, as if I had torne d part of tie- exhibition ; thn a mysterious communication was conveyed SO the girls and they examined me in a apiel sort of way, shyly but perceptibly. The young man, too, rave a mann in my direction, but evidently did not think much of see, his attention being en grossed by theyoungi r-lookingof the two sisters, though, indeed, neither of them appeared more than twenty. An incident soon irf-currr-d which I am almost ashamed to mention, lest it should appear to be in sinuated that it was not entirely accidental, at of course it must have been. The whole party, Braking their tour of inspec tion, passed behind me in simrle tile, Ma terfainili as briniuir up the rear: and just as she passed ne-, she dropped the pencil with which she was marking her cata logue, without perceiving the loss until idle was two pictures off, when she sud denly Killed to her eldest daughter : "O, do look here, love ; hen-is dear Sir Henry Slasher, whom you danced with the Other night, cutting a horrid native's head oil"! I must put a cross iiiponst that. Dear me. W l it has hecome ol my pencil? I picked tip the little roiden toy, studded with turquoises, which lay at my feet, and pre-M-nted it to her. Her gratitude was amazing. She set a particular value upon the article; WOUkl not have lost it for WOrllD; Wis so ttnrlt oMiged tome. per h ips you are aware how fa.-cinating the i enners of a proud matron wit ha Itomaa BOfj are when she condescends to make herself agreeable. I was quite charmed, an 1 being very sociable in disposition, preferring, indeed, almost any one- .e;.t The VOLUME XV. to my own, I was Ad enough to accept the advances towards conversation which were Bade to me, in a cordial manner. Presently Paterfamilias chimed in; and then the eldest girl asked some question alxmt a picture, whicli was referred to me, and so in a little while I found myself chatting away indifferently with the whole party. They were a very diffdent family, at h ast so fur as opinion of their own judgment about works of art went, for they listened to my crude observations with a respect which seemed almost tinged with awe. I was cautions at tirst, fearing lest the young man with silky hair might be t-ither a painter or a soldier; but when I found that he was perfectly igno rant about the things represented, and the merit of the representations, I launched out. It is not often that a commonplace dweller in the provinces finds an apprecia tive andiene and it is tnerelore mt as well for him In make the most of the op portunity w len he does. The tune slipped pleasantly away, till it was necessary for me to go and adorn myself for Tibbit's banquet ; and then I took a cordial leave of my new acquaint ance s, and left the place, feeling rather as though I deserved Victoria Cross myself, for had I not stormed the reserve of a re s' ctable British family? I rather wished that they hid gone awaj' first, and M af forded me an opportunity of looking at the visit ors' book, and finding out what their ames were; especially the Christian nam' of the elder of the two young ladies, who had a peculiar droop of the eyelids and a certain dhnple on the left cheek when she smiled, which made me feel that perhaps 1 had b a n wrong to put oil" from year to year the crowning of the edifice by the election of a Mrs. Stumps. Pooh, pooh! absurd; I was as old as her mother! " But Ö my heart is an evergreen," and would not be pooh-poohed, But however fresh the heart may be, it is apt. after beating for forty years, to find a powerful rival in the stomach, and I cer tainly forgot all about smiles and dimples when the table napkin was across my knees. Tibbit has not many merits, hut he does understand how to order a dinner, and the artist of the Apician can execute that or der in a manner to -sttisfy the most exact ing gourmet. In the smoking-room after wards, however, those drooping eyelids came buck upon me, and I spoke of the acquaintances I had picked up, to Tibbit. " Very enrioas, their showing such read iness to he friendly with a complete stran ger, was it not?" I observed. " Very," replied Tibbit. "The younger man said no! hing about the game of skit tles, I suopose t " Absurd r M Neither did the cheerful father propose subscribing seventy-tive pownds to a hos pital, if you would put down another twenty -fire to make up a hundred eh y" Tibbit has a most absurd conceit ot the wi-d m of the dwellers in cities, and Sup poses that a man who, like myself, is for the gres tet portion of the year "buried," as he calls it, in the deepest wilds of the agricultural counties, must be ready to fall an easy prey to the tir-t sharper who chooses to 'rait a hook for him. lint, ex cept in gastronomy, Tibbit is shallow. My reason for making my home SO far from London is, that I cannot afford to gratify my passion for field-sports on any other terms. The hire of a moor is also Quite beyond my means, so, when trout-ti- hing ends, it is a dead season for me till S ptember ; and at the time 1 am speaking of) I Ava therefore "on the rampage. This ma tl I period comprised a month at Scarborough (spentA three weeks in Lon don, two of which h id also expired, and the n -! of the time in Paris, or at one of the ear German baths. So seven davs after Til aVa dinner, I went to London BridgeS atkm to catch the tidal train, and, in conse lUeUCC of three separate and distinct Dioc'sfl on the road, neaiij missed it. " Lock h irp, sir, and 1 11 manage it for you. First crass? All right, sir. Take the portmanteau in the carriage w ith you? Two places; bei you are." tlorali ts may vrite what letters to the 'I, they like, Vut that porter deserved his shilling. I should certainly hare had logo bucK ingloriously to my hotel, and remain there till next day, if he had not been remarkably spry. The guard was whistling shrillv, and some official was calling out to another that all was right behind, ;:s the tipp ed one shov d my port manteau under the scat; and when I plumped down panting and he slammed the door to, the train was actually in motion. Whi n I o ased to be a flurried package, and grew capable of observing, I dis cover. d that the four occupied seats he sides my ovn wen- tilled by my acquaint ances of the Victoria Cross (Jallcry, miff the young man with silky hair. I greet til tbcm, and they returned my salutations most cordially. The drooping-eyed one WOB sitting next to me, and was faced by her mol her, to whom, of course, I directed my eonreraation, not, however, with the seme complete success which had attended my efforts to interest her on the former occasion, as her mind seemed to be much occupied with a peculiar class of phe nomena. " I beg your pardon," she observed, soon after we were clear of the station, "you are next the window, can you tell me if the smoke from the chimneys is going straight up? " "Not quite," I replied ; "it is waving aliout, as smoke usually does." Soon we were in the open country, and then she put another question. 14 Are the trees still, or swaying to and fro?" "They mem pretty quiet, I think," said I, wondering. And tle n Paterfamilias leaned forward, and -poke oftOOM matter about which he had bean reading, a Tiim article. His wife soon Interrupted us. "There h a windmill somewhere about here," she s.tie, on l lie lell. H ( ) yes ; I can lee it," I replied, looking OUl of the window. i "Ti ll me, ), do tell me, is it round?" going "No," - sid T, beginning to think her rather cracked. "It is quite quiet; no grii ding going on to-day." I snppoee that the young ladv sitting next to tue saw a bewildered and curious expression on my thee, for she offered an interpretation. " .Mamma dread- sea sick ness during the crossing so verv much," ' she slid, "and takes great interest in the wind. M01n cried I, much relieved in mind, "than I ion elad to my Ural it set ms to be very calm." "Think goodness!" exclaimed the mother. What brute husbands almost invariably re. A man standing in any other relation tothia poor lady would have let her tnke wh it encouragement she could from the motionless windmill; but her rougher half must needs blurt out, "You cannot tell Inland what the weather is on the sea ; I dare ray l' la blowing half agabjol wind at Dover." " Prophet of evil ! " said his wife, " I will not listen to on " ' Von think too much about it, and frighten yourself into being ill,1 continued he. " Arc you, sir. a good sailor " " Stumne. Mr. Stumps," added I, ob- serving that he paused. There s emed to 1k a prolix ct of our traveling together, for I was quite alone and an ttered. and glad enough of their company, while tie v apparently liked mine. Ho, as It fal very inconvenient for people who are thrown much together not to kn-ov one another's names, I was glad to have the opportunity of at once avow ing mine. But 1 could not imagine why it should give them all an electric shock, which it Plymouth Democrat. did : if the' had been joinc 1 hand in hand, and the word " Stumps " had been the brass knob of a charged Leyden jar to which one of them had advanced a knuckle, they could not hare started more simul taneously. Of course the involuntary movement was rerr slight, and might not have been observed, but that I was somewhat thin skinned about my name, and therefore on the watch for the smile which it sometimes evoked : but there was no smile, onlv a thrill of surprise, which was immediately suppressed. "0, indeed," said Paterfamilias. "I did not mean to to be inquisitive ; but since in short, self introduction mv name is Draper; this is Mrs. Draper (bows); this is my eldest daughter, Caro line (bows); this my youngest, Julia (bows)." "And the young man who was with you at the Egyptian Hall the other day, was he your son ?" I asked. (J no, Jfr. cramp ii, replied j.rs. Dra- per, with a stronjr accentuation of the word " Stumps no relative." lie was onlv a friend, I looked across at Miss Julia, who tried to appear unconcerned, but colored slight ly. It was evidently as I had supposed. What tute in the lad to think twice of the younger sister while the elder was there ! Caroline is nice; but her family called her Carry, which was intoxicating. It w as impossible for me to help showing a cer tain anxiety to please when speaking to her, or paying her any little ordinary at tention, epiite different from my manner towards her parents or sister; and thought she noticed it, and seemed rather pleased than otherwise. There is no fool, you know, like an old fool. There were opportunities enough of showing civility to all of them before we got to Paris, for, though Mr. Draper did his best, and was not inactive for his fig ure to wrestle with so much luggage as the ladies found it mcessary to travel with, was quite beyond the powers of an' one man who was not a Briareus, or an Argus, or a Hercules, or some other peculiarly gifted myth. And then that overhiskcd gentleman's anticipations about the Weath er proved correct; it MM blowing very hard in the Channel, and he did not get oil much better than his wife -n this occasion. Indeed, the winde Draper family were thoioughly prostrated, and as I am not subject to the malady of the sea, t lu v looked up to me rery much as people do to a doctor when there is illness in a house. The romantic boy breaks ground by presenting the irirl of his heart With a nosegav; I, middle- aged and practical, insinuated myself by handing a basin. When we were in the train on the other Mle, and my fellow-travelers had recov ered, they seemed really hurt and ashamed at having put me to SO much trouble ; not that they bored me by dwelling on the subject, but what they did say was evi dently genuine. I lien thev deterred to me in evervthing. "Which is the best hotel to go to, Mr. Stumps f " " How long ought we to stop in farts, Mr. Stumps f n That was a queer thing; they never spoke to me without mentioning my name with an emphasis, pausing upon it, as it Mere, at if to impress it upon their memo ries. And w hen Miss Carry grew playful, as she did under my attentions, she said 14 Mr. Stumps n in a sly way, as though there was gome joke in the word, which 1 did not at all like, seeing that 1 soon began to contemplate the possibility of asking her to assume it. For I went to the same hotel as they did; walked, drove, dined, and visited the theatre With them. When they were tired of Paris, we went to Cologne and up the Rhine together ; and by the time we had settled down at Wiesbaden, I was quite like a member of the family, and the con tinued deference they, ami particularly Carry, paid to everything I said, might well have tickled the vanity and softened the heart of a man even older than I was. At lat I determined to declare myself, and took the opportunity of speaking to 31 r. Draper alter tin- tuble (Thote, when we were taking cigars and coffee at a little round table in the courtyard id the Rose. I told him that I knew that I was rather old for his daughter, and that I was not possessed of that wealth which in these cases often makes up for lack of youth; but that I was not exactly poor either, and would da my best to make Carry happy. "Well, my lord," said he, "of course I am deeply sensible of the honor a man of your rank does my girl by such an offer "My lord! What on earth do you mean?" Interrupted I. "Surely, it is time to throw off vour in cognito when such a serious matter as marriage is being discussed," hi' said. "Incognito! What are you driving at? Whom do von take me for?" " Why, for the Marquil of Waiden," he replied "Marquis of Wahlen P cried I. "Come, come, if von have other views t r your i daughter, say so; but there is no need to banter me. " Do you mean to tell me you are not the Marquis?" "Of course I am not; there never was a title in my family yet." "Then Who are you ?" "The man I profess myself, to be sure plain Mr. Stumps." jfr. Draper remained utterly dumbfound ed for awhile, but at last roused himself sufficiently to say, " I beg your pardon for the mistake; but why, may I ask, did you sign yourself the Marquis of Waiden in the visitors' book at the Victoria Cross Gallery" "I never committed such an absurdity." "It was the last name in the book when we entered, and you were the only person in the room." " I can't help that," cried T, losing pa tience; "I never signed my name at all." Mr. Draper sat still a little while with his lips tightly compressed, and his fat sklcsand shoulders heaving convulsively at intervals. At last he could bear it no longer, and exploding with irrepressible laughter, he rose and rushed Into the hotel ; while I strode off in a Slate of boil ing indignation to the Rooms, and lost a couple ot pounds worth of tlorins to relieve my feelings. The cold manner of Mrs., and alas ! also of Mis-; Draper towards me on the follow ing morning was so extremely disgusting, after their late cordiality, that I packed up my portmanteau and left the place ;it once. I must say that Draper himself looked hurt and ashamed, and, I doubt not, would have apologized tor his own mirth the evening before, and his wife and daughter's beharior afterwards, if he could have col hold of me alone. I'oor hen pecked wretch ! Well, if I had been a manpiis or a millionaire, I might have been hen peeked too at this present writing; but that I may now safely say I never will be. I have learned my last lesson. Chambers Journal. How Corks are Made. Cork is received from Spain and Portu gal in the form of slabs, a few feet in length, some of which are over two inches thick and a foot or more w ide. The slabs nre sliced up into square pieces by a circular knife hung exactly like a circular saw. in itoad of teeth at the periphery, the circu lar blade is ground to a thin, sharp edge, Which will cut up slabs of cork, without removing a kerf, faster than a saw will t ut plank into pieces of equal siae. The square pieces are then held by the hands of boys in a kind of lathe, in such a position that the sharp and thin end ot a hollow man drei will cn out a perfectly round cork in an instant. Mandrels of various sizes are employed to cut corks of the desired size ' Each cork is then placed by little fingers, PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER in corresponding recesses, in ft feed-wheel of an automatic machine, where the corks are tapered by the removal of a thin sha ving from the periphery of one end. The shaving is removed by the sharp edge of a circular cutter over two feet in diameter, which revolves horizontally. The edge of every instrument that cut s cork is brought in contact with the material to be cut with a very drawing stroke, as such spongy ma terial could not be cut satisfactorily by a cruxhinf stroke. Thick slabs of cork are cut into large corks, wdiile the thin ones are worked into corks of a corresponding size. Clandestine Wedding in High Life. A clandestine wedding of unusual in terest, considering the high social position of the couple, created a stir in the city yesterday afternoon. A wealthy young bachelor of this city fell in lov e with the charming daughter of a prominent citizen spending the summer at a place of fash ionable resort on the banks ot the Hudson, and to his intense delight, his love was reciprocated. When the modern Romeo called upon Juliet's father at his office in Wall street, that worthy refused in the most peremptory manner to accept him as his son-in-law, w hereupon a sharp and spicy war of words ensued, and Question able eomnliments were exchanged in moid succession, until finally the enraged fathefT ordered Romeo from lus once, and tor bade him ever to call Upon or see the fair Juliet again. Here was a predicament! After a long mental consultation, the would-be bridegroom decided to By to his lady love and propose a clandestine marriage. The proposition was at first stoutly re jected, but the indomitable youth used all his persuasive powers, and intimated the possibility of the parents being ultimately reconciled. Juliet at last agreed to meet her lover in town on a certain day, at a certain house and hour, and unite herself jTfh him for life. On Monday last she came to town, ostensibly to visit friends who dwell on Murray Hill, but in truth to make preparations for her wedding. On the day following her arrival, she ordered a carriage and drove to a few friends, and, having enjoined strict secrecy, informed them of her contemplated marriage, and requested the pleasure of their company at the ceremonv. Meanwhile the expectant bridegroom bad also called npoil a few gentlemen in town, and requested they should witness the nuptials. Yesterday, at IS o'clock, the wedding was solemnized at tue residence ot tlie bridegroom's lawyer, Xo. Fifth avenue, and was witnessed by a small circle of intimate friends. The marriage ceremony was performed bv a prominent Brooklyn divine, who is said to have received $2U0 tor his services. After the ceremony the happv pair were driven to one of the Bound steamers for Boston, where the relatives of the voung bride reside. Previous to his departure. Romeo wrote a letter to his lather in-law, inclosing one from hiawife with the mar riage certificate, and suggesting a recon- ciliation. What rcDlv the banker will make is not known. We are not author ized to publish the names, but can assure our fenders thai the facts are true in cverv particular. JVew York Htm, Sqpi. 3. m How a Hew England Deacon Broke the Sabbath. A curious incident of Sabbath breaking occurred In the parish of Hampton, Conn., in the good old time. A certain lolly farmer, who lived several miles from the meeting house, was astonished to observe one Sunday morning his near neighbor, a pious deacon, hard at work in his hay-field, with bis sons and his "lured men. But the truth was soon divined; the deacon, who took no daily paper and owned no almanac. was, in short, not a literary man, had mistaken the (lav of the week, and his well-ordered family had adopted his error. I am sorry to add that being more a' a wag than a saint, our tanner de clined to enlighten the innocent Sabbath- breaker, but drove on, chuckling, toward the aanctuarr. The deacon looked after him, and, pausing in the midst of the broad SWftth he was cutting, exclaimed: MEf there alnt neighbor Doolittle, and Mrs. Doolittle, and all the children, dressed up and goin' visit in' Saturday inornin, in the midst of bavin' time. That beats all." The next morning the deacon and the a . . mm m - . deacon s witc, lus sons and daughters. Ins hired man, the hired girl, and the "bound boy," all arrayed In their Sunday best, set out for meeting in good order the eldest son on horseback, with t he eldest daughter mounted behind on a pillion; the deacon, with the rest of the family, in the big farm wagon, drawn by a pair of stout roans, who jogged soberly along with their meek est Sumlay look on. The family delusion extended even to the yellow dog, who trotted In the rear of the decorous turn out, w ithout secular frisk, or bark, or gambol. On the way to the village the deacon was surprised and shocked to see several of his fellow-townsmen at work In their fields. He inrariably stopped to reprore them; but the joke of his own Sunday work had spread through the neighbor hood, and was so much relished that no one cared to undeceive him. Bach fanner's excuse for his Impiety was the necessity of getting In his hay before a shower, w hich he pretended was imminent, though the sky was cloud less. Expostulations and re plies were something after this sort: "Why, Uncle Zeoukml this bereis a fine day, with no appenrance of rain." " des' so, deacon ; but the wind's little nnstkldy, and i believe In takln1 time by the forelock." " But uncle, it is the Lord's time." " Yes, deacon ; but I intend tosend a loud of this here hay to Parson Mosely, and that'll make it all square, I gucs." Why, neighbor Harlow, where under (the canopy do you Und signs of rain to- day! " In the corns, deacon. When they be gin to shoot I look out for a damp spell; and it always comes, sooner or later.'1 "Why Ephraim lYttingill; I (wheat! You horseshoeing on Sunday!" "Why, you know, deacon, 4 a niarciful man is marriful to his beast."' After each specious response the deacon shook Iiis head mournfully, and drove on. He reached the village, drove up to the meeting house steps, where he and his hired man handed out the " women folk- ' and children his son and daughter had already dismounted at the horse-block and together they marveled much at the closed meeting house doors, and the va cant wagon shed. There they waited, more and more amaed, till several loung ers from the village store gathered around them, laughing and quizzing, till a terrible small lsy called out, "what are you UOin here Monday inornin'? Did you sleep over Sunday, or dirt you forget to put your beans into the oven Saturday night." Upon that hint they went riding and driving homeward at quite a festive rate of speed, albeit in a deeply mortified and penitential state of mind. tdmsndsnt Fkkncii ingenuity has invented a new amusement for persons waiting for the appearance of thine on whom tin y call. A lady in Paris has had placed in her drawing room an immense mnrble shell in which are to be seen a great number of Ashes of various species. A gentleman called upon her tor the first time the other day. " Madame is at her toilette," said the servant, "but if. while waiting for her, monsieur would like to pass his time in Ashing, he will find here, books, lines and bail. As for tidi, the shell is full of t hem." The Michigan State Penitentiary at Jackson contains 6(M convicts. FACTS AND FIGURES. One of the out-going bishops of the Irish Church is tit) years old. FnoM two to three dollars is the daily profit of a New York rag picker. Ok seventy women who went to Oregon from hTsssatlnisetls two years ago, sixty nine are married. Oveii 5,000 persons have stopped at the hotels at the White Sulphur Springs, Va., during the past season. A new dock was recently completed at Hull, England, which was begun nine years ago, and cost about 1,000,000. There are 130 Mormon settlements In I tali, and the number of adherents of Brigham Young is estimated at 1:10,000. A CHILD belonging to Benjamin Garner, of Lebanon, Ind., burst an eyeball recent ly, during I violent lit of coughing. A little child, eighteen months old, died at Goshen, Ind., a few days ago, from the effects of swallowing a penny. A RBW1B0T in Cincinnati, ten years old, supports his father and mother, two broth ers, and himself. The parents are both invalids. Thomas Cooke, the well known carriage maker of New Haren, died, a ged 78, re centlv, leaving his large property deeded to Yale College. Neakt.y $11,000 worth of bank checks and bonds were recently found by a boy In an upright boiler in front of tlie boiler Works in Fall Iiiver, Mass. It is stated that one hour after the gas of London is lighted the air is deoxidized ns much as if 500,000 people had been ad ded to the population. Tun King of Denmark makes annually ."0,' 00 rix dollars by his beet sugar factory, the machinery f which has been designed by him, and made under his personal su pervision. The bight above the pavement of three well-known church spires in Boston is as follows: Christ Church, 175 feet, Qollis street, 108, and Park street, 219, The Boston Recorder states that, at a birthday party riven by a little girl In that city, and attended by her playmate boys and girls, fire different kinds of wine made a portion of the entertainment! The daughter of an oil millionaire brought sixteen trunks to Saratoga. She dresses six times a day, and sings two pieces which she paid a music teacher $.,000 to teach her. In a village near Breslau, in Silesia, a peasant woman has given birth, for the second time, to three children. She has been married three years, is twenty-one rears old, and has seven children. The number of homicides in Southern Italy, hist year, was 19.84 to every 100,000 inhabitants, or ten times the proportion in England, and more than a hundred times thai in Belgium. TnE whole number of persons in Charleston, S. C, as appears by a census recently taken, is 44,953. There are 4,620 more blacks than whites, and 4,600 more females than males. The population of the city in 100 was 40,323. A v Paris, a Russian valet out of place hung himself in duaptur, and Hie suicide was discovered by tl" j nstman, WÜO C&llcd to deliver I letter to the deceased announc ing the death of his lather and the inherit ance of 3,000 a year. Tin: old hotel in which the first Consti tution ot I lie 9Ulie of VvtUIUUt .el ed, In duly, 1777, is still standing in Wind sor. It has been sold within a few days, and the purchaser intends to preserve the main butldi ng. One of the most conspicuous four-in-hands seen on Fifth trenne, Xew York, is owned by an old gentleman who lives in a little room on the fifth floor of an uptown hotel, and cats but two meals a day. This, it occurs to his friends, is rather Inconsist ent. Timuteen women were arrested in New York the other day, at the Pension Office, charged with drawing pensions and fraud ulently representing themselves as widows of Soldiers. All of them have remarried, and some of them came to the Pension Of fice in their own carriages. A MAN called "Old John," recently died in a London workhouse, a1 the age of 89L He went Into the "house," a blind orphan, at the age of 7, and consequently had lived there 7s years, For many years he played the organ and led the singing in the workhouse chapel. He could repeat correctly every w ord of the Psalms. The following statement shows the num ber ot miles of railroad in the States given : Pennsylvania, 4,400 ; Illinois, 3,450; Ohio, B.400; New Xork, 8,400; Indiana, 2,600: Iowa, 1,550; Georgia, 1,590 ; Massachu setts, 1,450; Missouri, 1,400; Virginia, 1,480; Tennessee, 1,440; Wisconsin, 1,250; Michigan, 1,260; North Carolina, 1,100; South Carolina, 1,000. Tiik Treasurer of Danvers, Mass., ac knowledges the receipt from Kdwin Madge of his cheek for $675. The following ex tract fron his letter enclosing the check will explain the use to which he wishes ! the money applied : " I propose to con tribute the money I have received as a member of the Legislature last year, by dividing it proportionally between the Towns of Danvera and Wenham, towards a fund for the erection of a soldiers' mon ument in each town." The sum receired last year from Mr. Bludge was 820. (loi.iiKMiAin tluids bare recently been the subject of continued investigation by an English chemist, who, after a careful analysis, asserts that they are composed of dilute nitric and muriatic acids, with traces, in some instances, of sulphuric acid. Though the proprietors of these Qnkls tnnounce that the preparations an1 harmless, yet instances hare been reported of ladies lieing Injured hydrops of the hair dye falling on their shoulders. The agent to effect the change in the color of the hair is the nitric acid, aided by the chlorine evolved by the decomposition of the muriat ic acid. Tiik little Princess Felicia, said tobe the smallest girl of her age on the continent, is the great sensation in Paris. She is only fifty centimeters high. On her ar rival in Paris she was Immediately taken to the Empress, who put her Into a work basket and carried her to the Kmperor's room. The girl was placed on Napoleon's writing tabic, on which she promenaded and danced for awhile, and closed the pertoi inanee, to the great amusement of the Emperor, by turning somersault. She is only seven rears old, and the phrsi- cians who have examined her predict that she will yet grow about eight or ten centimeters, when she will be about two feet high. A mono the ves els lost in the eye lone that swept over the Hay of Bengal iii 1 Si; 7, were the steamer Thunder and the ship Morsyshire, Search was made for them, but no trace was discovered, and it was taken for gmnted that both had gone down at sea. The other day a patty of lisher mea, driven for shelter into an out-of-the-way creek some four miles inland, stumbled upon the hull of a ship, which proved to be the Morayshire, and further in found a larger steamer wuth mastsand funnels still standing, which answered to ihe descrip tion of the Thunder. The learner had 166,600 OD hoard, which is doubtless yet in In r bullion hold. Painful speculations arc, of course, called hp as to the fate of hi r crew and passengers. What that fate was may never be discovered. It is con lectured thai they could not have lived long, art D ifthey had Un 1 1 ed the cyclone, as the place Is malarious in the extreme, and Infested with tigers. What is, per haps, the strangest, is, that these vessels have been lying two years within a few miles of the mouth of the iloogly, IB, 1860. An Incident of Early Mining Times in California, TnE wind wailed, like a homeless wan derer, through the tall pines that sur rounded the St. Charles Hotel at the little mining camp of Alta. and the rain pat tered upon a crowd of miners that were hastening with loud outcries towards a large log house that stood close to tlie hotel. "Hang hint! Hang the murderer of Ella, the Prairie Flower;" were the shouts that mingled with the moanings of the wind, and were faintly echoed back from the high, bleak cliffs that arose near by. Herbert Tudor, the supposed murderer of Ella Tracy, was sitting upon a bench within the large room of the log house, awaiting his trial. Around him crowded more than a hundred miners with scowl ing faces the Vigilance Committee of Alta. lie was bound hand and foot, and he looked pale and careworn. Even man among the crowd believed him guilty. Yet Herbert Tudor was an inno cent man. A chain of circumstantial evidence had woven its iron links around him ; a chain which he was powerless to break. The facts of the case were as follows: Herbert Tudor and John Clements were warm friends until Miss Ella Tracy ar rived in the camp. She was a fair girl of eighteen, full of life, fresh and glowing, with rippling golden hair, and large, blue eyes, from which beamed a light that rivaled the glorv of the summer sun. The miners called her the M Prairie Flower." Herbert became acquainted with her at her father's house. He was well received by the parent and his daughter, and upon each visit was asked to call again. He became a frequent vis itor at the house, and soon it wit report ed throughout the camp that he was en gaged to be married to the u Prairie Flower." John Clements often accompanied Her bert, whom he hated, because he, too, had aspired to the hand of the fair Ella. When it became known that Herbert was about to lead Ella to the marriage altar, his rage knew no bounds, lie went to Ella's house, and unfortunately found her alone. With passionate vehemence he poured his tale ot love into the ears of the shrinking maiden. He swore to kill her if she would not consent to be his wife. She said that she would rather die than wed him, and he was about to lav violent hands upon her, when he was dashed aside by Herbert, who at that moment had entered the room. Although nearly blinded with rage, John saw the silver sheen of a knife handle that protruded from the belt of Herbert, who was bending over the fainting maiden. Quick as thought he snatched the knife from the belt and buried it in the bosom of Ella. The next moment lie withdrew it, and the blood of the dying girl crim soned the garments id' the terror-stricken lover. A tew seconds afterward Herbert dropped the form of Irk betrothed and sprang to his feet. He felt for his knife. Il was gone. Looking up lie saw the mur derer advancing towards him with uplifted weapon. " I know I shall hang for the murder of Ella, but it won't make a bit of dillerence if I kill you too : ' cried John. Herbert was defenceless. The only way to save his life was instant flight Dashing past his assailant, he rushed out of the Lonso followed by t he murderer. At the threshold the latter stopped and threw the knife at Herbert, who was rushing down the only street of Alta. A devilish thought rushed through the mind of the murderer. "Stop him, stop him!" cried he to some miners that stood in front of the hotel. 44 Stop him, he has killed the Prairie Flower!" The miliers saw the blood-stained man rushing down the street, and they instantly rushed after him. Herbert had also, heard these words of fearful import. He turned and eare himself up to the miners. 41 I am innocent,' was all that he said. 44 We'll see about that, my good looking fellow !" cried one of the miners, named George Hosmer, who was Herbert's enemy, drawing a pistol. 44 We belong to the Committee, and we'll make short work of such coreys as you are. come, .inn, run down to the Oat and call a miners' meet ing," continued he, turning to his com panion, who instantly obeyed the com mand. 44 1 want a fair trial, CJeorge Hosmer!" said Herbert, holding out his hands tobe bound. '4 All Ü. K , you bet," replied his captor, with a sneer, as he bound the hands of Herbert with a handkerchief. a v It was noon on the following day. The trial was over, and the jury had retired to a back room of the log house. An omi nous silence prevailed in the large room ; there was no doubt in the minds of the miners but that the jury would bring in a ei tlict of guilty. Soon the jury returned. 44 Do you iimi Herbert Tudor guilty or not guilty ?" asked the chief of the Vigi lance Committee. u Guilty ! " came like a death knell from the lips of tin- foreman. Herbert had bowed his head, and a few hot tears stole over his cheek he was thinking of Iiis home in the distant States, of his parents and brothers and sisters, who would mourn his untimely end. The roice of the .Judge roused him from his painful thoughts. 44 Herbert Tudor, prisoner of the Com mittee of Safety and Vigilance! if you have anything to say against the verdict id" your fellow miners, say it now. Herbert rose with a calm face and said: 44 They have given the verdict according t their own honest conviction. 1 do not blame them for finding me guilty of mur der. Every! hing was against me. Yet I repeal again that I am an innocent man ! " He paused and wiped away the mois ture that had started into Iiis eyes. '"Have you anything more to say?" asked the .Fudge. ' Yes," replied Herbert, in a firmer tone. 44 W ill you allow me to address a few words to the principal wit BOSS against me?" The Judge nodded his head in the aflirmative. u John Clements !" began the prisoner, turning to his former friend and com panion ; uJohn Clements, you hare done a deed which only our Father in Heaven can pardon. Do not liHk at me with such a scowling face and vengeful eyes. I an now beyond your vengeance. I know that I must die an ignominious death. I know that within a few moments I will stand betöre the iudtrnient scat of the Almighty, and with these thoughts on my mind I freely and hilly forgive you for what you have done to me. I do not care to live, for you have robbed me of the dearest treasure that I have on earth God says: 4 Forgive thine enemies.' It's a hard, hard command to obey. I ought not to have said that you have rohled me of my joy no, Ella has only gone lefore me, and within a few hours I shall rejoin her in a better world. John, once my best and truest friend, do you still recollect thai a few years ago, when in the heat of hittle at Ceiro (Jordo a Mexican vaquero had thrown the lasso over vour head and shoulders and was dragging you towards the chaparral, I jumped from my hone and cut the deadly coil? At that tune you said, 4 Herbert. I owe my life to you Do you recollect that a few weeks hefore Ella, mv dear murdered Ella, came to this camp, I again saved your lite at the pi i d tit my own T Yes, bow your head upon your breast on dare not look into tin lace ot an innocent man. What Old you say at the time w hen I applied my lips to the wound inflicted in your leg by the NUMBER 2. poisonous fan rs of the rattle-snake ? You said : 4 God bless you. Herbert ; can I ever repay you for w hat you have done." Again the prisoner paused. 44 Let me out. let me out ; I am chok ing!" exclaimed John Clements in a shrieking tone, as he started from bis seat and rushed through the crowd t,,. wards the open door. Close br he mnk upon a bench and buried his face In Ids hands. "I have nothing more to say," con cluded Herbert, sinking upon the bench. 44 Prisoner of the Vigilance Committee!" began the Judge in a solemn tone, ''tin sentence of this court is that within one hour you shall be taken from this room to the large oak near the hotel, and then and there be " "Hold, for God's sake, hold :" shouted a voice, and about a dozen miners rushed into the crowded room. Three of the new comers took hold of the arms of John Clements and pinioned them to his side, while another whispered a few words into his ears. 14 It's a lie, a lie !" shouted John Clem ents trying to free himself; but his en deavors were in vain. The next minute young girl, pale and wan, supported by two men, entered the room. 44 1 was a witness of the murder of my beat friend !" began the girl in a trembling tone. Then pointing to the still Strug gling John Clements she mid : 44 He the murderer of Ella Tracy. I saw him take the knife from the belt of Herbert and thrust it into the bosom of mv friend. He had caught a glimpse of my face through the half open door, and after Herbert had been taken prisoner he returned and seized me with violence. In the struggle to escape from him I fainted. When I awoke I found that I was bound hand and foot and throw n into an abandoned mining shaft. I cried for help until I was hoarse, but no assistance came. I saw that the stars began to disappear. Hour after hour I waited and prayed to God for deliverance. The sun a' last shone into the shaft. Hour after hour pasted away. I began to prepare my soul for Heaven, for starvation was staring ne in the face, when two miners came to the mouth of theshaft. They threw in a small stone which hit me on the arm, I moaned with pain when it struck me, but was not heard. 1 We didn't hear it fall,' said one. "It's very deep,' said the other, bending over the mouth of the shaft. I saw his face. He caught a glimpse of my white dress. 4 Somebody is in there!' cried he, and both ran away. Hut soon they came back w ith ropes and drew me out of mv living grave, and, thank Heaven, I came intime to save an innocent man!" con tinued the little crirl, w ho was a servant at the St. Charles Hotel. Scarcely had she finished when the miners dragged John Clements out of tin log house towards the large oak near the hotel. In rain were hte pleadings for com passion. The crowd of exasperated miners knew no mercy Ten minutes after, his corpse was dangling from the limb of the oak. The writer of the above narrative was a mere boy w hen he witnessed the principal events described, but the terrible scenes still remain distinctly Impressed upon hi memory. The names of the locality tad of the persons are assumed, but the main occurrences have been given as they actu ally transpired. But little more remains to be said. Long did Herbert Tudor mourn the un timely death of Ella Tracy. At length, when his fair deliverer had grown ap to womanhood, she became his bride. Sin Friincixco CMdt n Bra. The Cost of Railroads. Inquiries are frequently made as to the cost of building railroads in the West, but answers which give only the gross cod per mile of road, or of road and equipment with no details, are by no means satisfactory. The following account of the cost of the Galrs ft New Boston Branch of the Chi cago, Burlington A Quincy Railroad, which is given In the last annual report, by Max Hjortsberg, the Chief Engineer of the road, will give the information which so many desire. It is a thoroughly well built road, built in the most economical manner by the company, without the intervention of contractors, and with moiifif instead of stocks or credit a very important point. "Thai part of the ' Americ an Cent ral Railway,1 lying between Galva, In Henrj County, and New Boston, in Mercer Coun ty, has been completed. The line diverges from the main line at the west end of (ialva Station, and runs in a very direct line to New Boston, a dis tance of ."il1.,' miles, passing through rich agricultural country. The grades are easy, generally under 26 feet to the mile, and not exceeding 35 feet, except In two or three places, vi..: About one half mile west of Galva, where it is 46 feet for a dis tance of 2,000 feet, and four miles ( ast of New Boston, In ascending the bluffs from the bottom lands, w here it is .VJ feet to the mile, for about a mite and a quarter. There are no bridges of consequence on the road, except at Edward's River, which is crossed by a Howe Truss Bridge, in two spans of 135 feet each. The cost of the work has been as fol lows : For Laadfl unit RUM Of Way. . . . M (irndiiu' ami briL'ing Uailroud Iron f t'.I.INNI INI 2 C.iCkS 41 avj.ass - 75.730 in m,7S7 ;:j L,Vt4 ."hi s,an 77 :: fn,9jj :.-5 Tien Spikes and ilicc- r t'luv 1VI-krrairi Lines Water Works Ijihor MlnnHaniwu. lactadiag feetgM ou material fsMi..;u:j Hi Bcn.nivi.s. Engine House at ialva Coal CtuUes For . . 1 1.417 .., 5. 4SI Ml l.-iss Tool and Oil Donne. Fr't ami l'as. lloiis' at Nekonm Woodhull.... New WinSnor Viola Al.-do New Barton. .-. ITS 5,390 S'.tll 4.uv: MB L,tM s.v. 9M New Stock Yards Platform Miscellaneous Balldbura. Total rivvr:s This shows the average cost per mile to have been $17 '.'7'.'. Wedem BaUrmi Qmtttt. Keep the Brain Fallow in Childhood. When we are considering the health of children, says a w riter in ''- Mttlnnhxt, it is imperative not to omit the importance ol 'keeping the brain fallow, as it were, lor several of the tirst years of their existence. The mischief perpetrated by a conlmrv course, in the shape of bad health, neerisn temper, and developed vanity, is Incurs hie. Some infant prodigy, which is standard of mischicflhroughoul its neigh borhood, misleads them. But parents BaJ In- assured thai this curly w ork is not, by any means, all gain even in the way of work. 1 inspect it is a loss: and that children who begin their education late, as it w ould be called, w ill rapidly over take those who have been in harness long before them. And what advantage can it be that a child knows more at si years old than its compct rs. especially it" this is to le gained by a sacrifice of health, which may never be regained4? There may be some excuse for this early book-work in the case of those children w ho are to live by manual labor. It is w orth w Idle per haps to run the risk of some physical in jury to them, having only theircarlv y in in which w can teach them book knowl cd are. The chance of mischief, too, will be leas, being more liketr to be counter acted by their after lite. "But for a child who is to he at book work for the Brat twenty-one years of its life, what folly it is to exhaust in the 1 ast its mental cn r gj, w hich, alter all, is its sure-t itnple nn n ! A GOOD XAME. rnti.naEX choose It ; Don't refuse It : Tis a precion diadem. Highly prize it : Don't desuise it : You will need it when you're men. Love and enensh, Ki'ep and notiri-h. Tis more precious far than old : Watch and L'uard it ; Don't dicJird ft : Ion will need it when votir old. Two Rules, and How They Worked. "Here are two rules for you, Fred," said Giles Warner, looking up from the paper he was readinc, and addressing a younger brother, w ho was sitting by the stove playing with a favorite dog. "Well, what are they let's have them," said Fred, suspending his sport with the dog. 44 The first is, 'Never get vex d with anything you can help.' The second is, ' Xi vcr get vexed withanvthing you can't help.' " 44 Are not those rules as applicable to you as to nie V inquired Fred, archly. 44 Xo doUbt of that," replied (Ii!ev,"jroxl humonilly; 44 but then it is so much easier to hand over a piece of good advice to an other than to keep it for one's own per sonal use. It n kind of irenerosity that does not require any self-denial." Fred laughed. 44 But what do you say to th- se rules?" continued Giles. 44 How would they work if we adopt them?" " I think tin y take a pretty wide and clean sweep," said Fred. "They don't leave a fellow any chance at all to get vexed." 44 That might he an objection to them," said Giles, 44 if any one became wiser, heiler, or happier for getting vexed. 1 think they an- sensible rules. It is foolish to vex ourselves about w hat can't be helped. Let us assist each other to re member and obey these two .simple rules. What my you?" I'll agree to it," said Fred, w ho was usually ready to agree to anything Iiis brother proposed, if it was only proposed good-huinoredly. 44 That's too bad," exclaimed Fred, tin next morning, w hile making prep;; rations for school. 44 What is the matter f inquired (Men 44 1 have broken my shoe string, and it is vexatious; I'm in such a hurry." 44 It is vexat ious no doubt," replied Giles, 44 but you must not get vexed, for this is one of the things that can be helped. Von (an find a string in the left corner of the upper drawer in mother's bureau.' "Hut we shall be late at school," said Fred. "Xo, we shall not," said Giles. 44 We shall only have to walk a little faster. Besides, it you keep cool, you will find the string and put it in much sooner than von can if you become vexed and wor ried." 44 That's true," said Fred, as he went for the string, quite restored to gtwd-hu- mor. Several opportunities occurred during the day for putting the rules into praclic . The best was this: In the eveninir. Giles broke the blade of his knife wdiile WWttling a piece of hard wood. 44 It can't he helped, so you are not to get vexed about it," mid Fred. " It can't be helped, but I can do bett r than fret about it. 1 can barn a h amn f care for the future, which may some day save me knife more valuable than this. Tie- rules work well. Let's try them to morrow.' The next morning Fred nsvotei an boor before school to writ ing a OSOMjmol ion. Afu r he had wrfttQTJ naif 0 donea lines, his mother called Ufanofi to do mone- hing for her. In his absence, his ststef Lucy made ose of his pen o write her name in a book, and she let fall a iron oj ink on tin page he was w Thing. Fred m turned while she w as busily employed in doing a hat she could do to repair the mis chief. 44 Yot. have made I gre it blot on my composition." he exclaimed, looking over her shoulder. 44 1 am very lorry. I did not mean to do it," snid Lucy. Hut Fred was so vexed that he would hare answered his s'm, r verv roniildy it' :il.- had not iateipoasd. "Take care, Fred; you know the thing is done and can't be helped.' Fred tried hard to suppress his vexa tion. 44 1 know it was an accident," he sai l pleasantly, sltor a brief rtraggle. Lucy left the room, and Prod sat down again to his composition. Alu r a moment he looked up. 44 Xo great harm bdsme, after all. Two or time alterations are much needed, and if I w rite it over again I can make them." 44 So much for good cool head and not getting vexed." said Giles, laughing. "Our rule w ork well." At night Fred tore his trow sers in climb ing a fence. 44 That's too bad." 8 It can b In lped," said Giles ; 44 tin y can be men led." 44 The war to help it is w hat troubles me," said Fred. "I don't like to ask mother, she has so much to do." (iiles proposed that he should get over his difficulty by asking Lucy to do tin- job for him, as her mother had taught her to mend very nca'ly. Fred was not at tirst disposed to adopt this measure. He knew that Locy disliked mending vcry much, ami was afraid she would be cross if asked to do it ; but at last decided to run the rik ofthat. Tiny found Lucy bu-ily cm ployed with a piece of embroidery, and quite absorbed with her work. Fred looked pigniticantly :it Giles, when he sawjiow she was employed; hut he concluded he had gone too far to retreat, and must make a bold push. "1 w ish to ssk a great favor of you, Lucy, but I fear I have come in the wrong time." mid Fred. " What do you want V" said Lucy." 44 1 am almost afraid to tell you. It's too bad to ask you to do w hat 1 know vmi dis like" 44 You are a good while getting to what is want.il," said Lucy, laughing. 44 Come, out with it." Fred, thus cncnuraged. held up his foot and displayed the rent. " Well, take them oil"; I will do my best." said Lucy, cheerfully. 44 You are a dear, gixnl sister." said Fr.-d. 44 When I saw what you were about. I thought von would not be w illing to do it." ' 44 My unusual amiability quite poodea you. "does it " said Lucy, laughing. "I shall hare to let you Into the seen t. To tell the truth, I have been thinking 11 day what I could do tor you in return for your composition. So now you have it." "So much for our rides," exclaimed Giles, triumphantly. "They work to a charm." "What rules v" inquired Lucy. 44 We must tell Lucy all about it," said Gfko. They did tell her all atout it ; and the result was Unit she agreed to join them in trying the new rules. American Vitrena logical Jourml . An exciting scene ocennvd in the As size Court at Aix, in France, during the trial of the priest charged with instigating I woman to murder her hnshnnnV font as the jury were about to retire to deliberate; on their verdict, the woman suddenly rose and declared that her previous state nu nts were false, and that the priest was innocent. So much agitation was thus produced that the .ludge suspended the silling of the court for an hour. The trial was then resumed: theories v.is acouittcd. and the woman found guilt v ami sentenced to twelve years' hard labor. A Classical Coiihi.kr. A shoemaker In Scotland. Her having followed his ImMn fe MvrAl yoan. with proflt to liimtH-ll ami NiMaeimu to hiweiitoiner. concluded to n-jmir mih! jviint Iii shop. Willi a view to making it niorr attract iv lie al-o Mtt up a new mitii on wliich wac thi motto. Mens 'u--ia r'-ti '" mind ciwiui of r--ti t ud i. A competitor l',-t- il opposite m the ih-w fiirn and Vyk read the motto not K itiL' vvtm& in the '..munc 'he ''',i' Koman. h- onr-indr.t thnt it referred to h tu kind of -hiv- I tete niiiMtl not to lie ontdono hv his pncccsrfnl neijrhhor. he re paiuted ndilmr the following- M i, wtl II.- n . l n-cia recti " A Lone Branch hotel hai pent ovir six thousand dollars for advertising tb -season, and, consequently, ha- been crowded continually.