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SUMMER WEATHER. Thk an was phining on the hill, And gildln the p irnle heather, A you and I wert? roaming, love. In Summer weather. The birds were singing in the trees. The lark -urn in the iky. But ah ! 1 heeded not their songs As they winged by. For rweeter than the weote-t son? f tarda npon a tree w?h the mtisic of yonr voice, love, As you spoke to me. iflae was the snnny stream!ot And blue the summer skies. Bn4 Umt, oh I a thousand times Wcf our soft eyes. Sweet is the breath of wild flowers With dew-drops newly wr. Unt sweeter was the moment, love, When oar lips met. Warm was the eolden snnlicrht On fl.-lds that sr'adly shine. But warmer v;i your true heart That beat wit a mine. II. The yenr is growing old. love. The sun has hid his liirht. My life is rrowin:r dark, too, And turning into night. The flowers bloom no lonjjer. The liirds have hushed their fing. And the music of the streamlet No longer flow.- along. But sweeter than the sweetest sonu f bird upon a tree. Is the music of your voice, love, As you speak to me. Come, love, and sit beside me, And lay your hand in mine. Look full into my heart, love. With those true eyes of thine. there aught changed within it Hai it grown strange or cold, O love ! though life is weary. Now that the year is old ! MISCELLANEOUS. Mental Photographs. Hart Twain recently received from a "New York publisher a printed page of questions, with blanks for answers, aceom- mied by a request to till these blanks. Ac says : Nothing could induce me to fill these blanks but the asse verat ion of these gentlemen that it will benefit my race by enabling young people to see what I ana, and giving them an opportunity to become like somebody else. This candor over comes my scruples. I have but little char acter, but what I have I am willing to part wiih for the public good I would have been a better man if I had had a chance, but things have always been against me. I never had any parents, hardly only just a father and mother and so I have had to straggle along the best way I ould. I do not Ioast of this character, further than that I built it up for myself, at odd hours, during the last 86 years, and without other educational aid than I w as able to pick up in the ordinary schools and colleges. I have Idled the "blanks as follow - - Wh'it i your favorite Color? Anything but dun. Flow r? The night-blooming Sirius. Tree? Any that bears forbidden fruit. Ofcjecl in nature ! A dumb belle. Hon in the day :- The leisure hour. BeaMHi of the year? The lecture sea son. Perfume'? Cent, per cent. (iem ! The Jack of diamonds when it is trumps. Style of beauty ? The subscriber's. Names, male and female? JTaima (Maimie) for a female, and Tacus and Marin-, lor maies. Painters ! Sign painters. M usicJann Harper & Bra Piece of sculpture The Greek slave with his hod. Poet ? Robert Browning, w hen he has a lucid interval. Posten ! Timothy Titcomb. Prose author? Noah Webster, LL. D. Characters in romance? The Byron family. In history ? Jack the Giant-Killer. Book to take up for an hour? Vender bilt's j. .( Ket book. What epoch would you choose to have lived in? Before the preaent Erie itwai safer. What hook (not religious) would you part with last? The one I might happen io be reading on a railroad during the dis aster Kanon. Where would you like to live? In the BOOM, because there is no water there. Favorite amusement 'Hunting, the "ti ger," or some kindred game. Favorite occupation? "Like dew on the cowan lying. What trait of character do you most ad mire in man? The nohlest form afcasni Italism love tor his fellow-man. In woman? love 1 r her fellow man. What trait do JOO most detest in each? Thai trait which you put "or" to to de scribe its possessor. If not yourself, w ho would you rather ha! The Wandering Jew, with a nice an nuity. W'h at is your idea of happiness? Find ing the buttons all on. Your idea of misery? Breaking an egg in your pocket. What is your bete noir ? What is my which? What is your dream? Nightmare, a general thing What do yon moat dn id Ezneatrrc. What do you believe to be your di.-tin-gniehing rharaj (eristic? Hunger. What i? the sobfimeat panaioa o; which human nature is capable? Loving your w eel hear .'s enemies. What are the sweetest words in the World ! Not guilty." What are the saddest ? MDst unto dust." What is you aim in life ? To endeavor to be absent when my time comes. Plowing with Elephants. Several years ago Mr. P. T. Burnumput anVlephant to I he plow on i piece of lam lie UMaed on the line of the New York & New Haven RrQrond, at Bridgeport The duly costumed and turbanetl 44 Asiatic " who tended the elephant was sure to be em busily engaged in plowing whenever a train paseed by, and erelong all the papers in the comtry noticed this new and won derful feature in agriculture in Connecti eut. Thousands of persons came from all pirts of the country to see BWBOa'l ele phant plow. Presidents and seeri-tarit s of mgsicmtUmil Hxietiea wrote to Bmnmm to know whether the elephant really was a valuable addition to the afnilll need for farm lalx.r; how much work In eould do; 1hw much food he required, and how rnueh he could draw. To whieh Mr. Harnum invariably re plied that the eoD of keeping such an animal, to say nothing of the original eoat of from S 10,000 to :),000 for an elephant, would preclude the general introduction of elephants upon New England farms. Hut then, as to how much an elephant coukljdraw, why,he calculated that this ele phant, plowing in Bridgeport, would draw a-, least 100,000 visitors daring the nauMf to Marnum's Museum in New York. And no doubt it did. There never was ;i hanSf bit of out-door advi-rising lint in England they are now manulac turing large numbers of elephant plows, which an sent to India, for there the ani mal is made - rviceabic in this way. Two ne u guide the plow, another man directs tin- animal, and the elephant marches along all day, turning up a ndg- and leav ing a furrow three fr. t deep and four and a half feet broad. This is deep and sub-s-.il plowing w ill a veiigeanct . Nnr )',,rk Kreiling '. A eoi nts are given in some of the foreign journals, of the healing properties of a new oil. It is easily made, from the yolks of (m and is said to he much em ployed by the Herman colonists of South Hussia, as a means of curing cuts, bruises, MTaU ht H, etc The eggs are boiled hard, the yolks removed an I crushed, and then ifcirn d over a fire and stirred careful!;; till the whole substance is on the point of catching fire, when the oil separates and may be pour d off liens' eggs are con sidered the ln-t, and nearly two teaspoon fulls of oil may n- rained from a single volk. A I o'. n ,,ed Unbelt N'lles, l. y :1M ' Id, all. i k hard tight, kille I a panther, 111 ..uirii county, Oregon, in September, meajjuiing Wn feet from tip to tip. The VOLUME XV. A NIGHT II A HACK. BY PAUL noFFrx. Our firm had a legacy ; that is, had it for somebody else who had paid, or was to pa', us onr professional toll for allowing it to pass through our highly respectable hands. Respectability is so rare now a days as to he expensive ; we charged highly for what we had. Our firm was "Crounse et Scott, Attorneys at Law, 4th floor, Pudelo Block." I'm not Crounse nor Scott both old, homely toads of lawyers, knobby with ex crescences of legal lore, but with hearts as warm and as young and as big as ever beat in the human form only their head clerk, Mills, Jenkins Mills, a little musty and parchment-like in person and manners, it is true, but serviceable, very serviceable, in a hundred ways. I wasn't a young man, nor an old one, unless forty y ears or there abouts may be called old. Then, bless your heart ! I had been with the tirm twenty years, and was as much a part of it as old Mr. Crounse himself. They paid me a very large salary, more than I could have made at practicing, ami gave me a sort of interest in the net profits. I was a single man ; and as long as I was satisfied nobody else had a right to grumble. Well, as I hive stated, our firm had a legacy. In a few words it was a little box Of jew elry diamonds and other precious stones in rich, quaint settings with a few English bank notes as packing paper. The contents of the box were estimated as worth about $ 10,000. The whole came to us from England as a bequest of heir looms from a Miss Starks to a niece in Illi nois, Miss Hattie Starks. We had it six months before we could ascertain where the devisee lived. Meanwhile a discovery was Made which just saved the precious relics of the maiden aunt from a mysteri ous disappearance, and brought upon the tage au individual who came ' very near to playing the character of villain to perfec- i tion. Mr. Rodertc Murtagh was janitor of onr great building. He teemed remarka ble principally because of Iiis height about four feet eight inches; his weight say one hundred and thirty pounds; the gravity of his thin wrinkled lace ; his little eyes like blackheads; his jcrkiness of speech: his nervous starts at the open ing and shutting of a door ; his rapidity of action, and, last, but not leant, his wife. The two were new-comers the old janitor haying suddenly and unexpectedly fallen heir to a slip of real estate in a cemetery Of w hich he had gone to take permanent possession, leaving the salary and emolu ments of his position to an unnamed suc Cemor. We kept our legacy in the office sate, und the Janitor on the fifth floor of the building, where, in nicely furnished rooms, he teemed to amuse himself at odd times by standing as a target for spare crockery, ikUlfully shied by ponderous Mrs. Murtagh, who was great in those physical traits wherein her husband was small. Her noted failing w as a weakness for the bottle an error in weaning upon which, as a human pump, she operated with extraordinary powers of suction. Shu was red-faced, flit, m at as wmm usu ally are, but with a devil dancing contin ually in Iht eyes that spoiled her Other w ise motherly appearance. I used to meet her and her shaggy rat dog on the stair-', ami it was a to; might, I think, before I knew whom she w as, and where she dwelt. I write thus particularly of this couple be cause, in a cunning way, they corn pass, d my downfall, old and trusted as I was. Which of the two was the planner of the heme was never known. I made .Mr. Murtagh 's intimate acquaint ance under very peculiar circumstances. 1 had seen the man skipping hither and thither in his duties as office-cleaner, and thought him a ihr, insignificant creature, sensitive as to ids size, and shrinking from ohm -rvation and talk, beate n by his wife into a pitiable BlaTkhnem, and harm less as ;i lamb. Returning from the thea ter late one night I saw a light in the of fice. It shone dimly through the vellow shades, which, against ur habit", were drawn down. I was very much sur prised at this, for Mr. Crounse wai out of town, and I had jut said good night to Mr. Bcottal the theater, and the janitor should have finished his work at leaal five hours previously. It was barely ponibl s that Mr. Scott had gone up, pant, bag me unseen while I was talking with a friend at the corner. My surprise in I moment gave way to alarm, when I thought of the legacy buried in the safe, of which I alone carried the key. This legacy bad worried me and broken my s een lor manv a niMit heimr c,, to nok M - j , i I . -.. , lor many a night, being, so to linder luv Sole care. Iran nn stairs verv X lightly, Ik aring no Miund save the natter T natte oi tue wet ei mghiened rats scampering aero. and up and down the dimly lighted halls, and trieel to open the door of the front office. It was bcked. At the same instant I heard a sound of violent sweep ing within. It enteerl when I pounded the door : the bolts clicked back into their placet, the door was swung cautiously "pen, and through a cloud of strangling dust I espied the janitor. 44 Yemr work's late to-night, Murtagh ! " I said, gaspin :. 44 Yes, sir. I was down with a fever all day and couldn't finish up as early as Banal Better go into the bae-k room, sir. I'm through there." 41 Nol It doesn't matter. I saw the light and only came nj to see what was going on," I replied, groping through the dust, toward the safe. 4 Yes, sir! Am sorry I was late abeuit the office.'' 41 O, never mind! It's all right." But the words were hardly off my lips when I saw that the sate doors were not tightly closed. My heart gave one wild jump of fright. He must have been close ly watching me, for on the instant he stepped forward. ' Ben pardon, ir. I found these keys on the Moor by your dealt, a little while ago, and was afraid they were important.'' He never lookeel into my face as he held out the keys, among which I saw those of the safe, and his hand shook violently as I took them from him. lie turneel away and continued his work without another word. It seemed to me then, and dees now, as I ercall the- place and circumstance, that I was never before so utterly surprised by any happening as by this one. I would have taken my oath, as strong as it could be treaded, that I had carefully locked the safe that night, as was my habit, just be tore leaving the office.-, What then? That I hael tat down in the huge arm e hair and read the evening paper for a few minute. And after that f I and dozed seven min utes by the doe k, then got up, onee more tried the safe, knew it was locked, and went eut of the oflce and locked :t. Now the safe w as open. I swung hack its doors. Everything seemed secure, untouched. The inner compartment, where the legacy tUttd other valuables were kept, was cloeed and its content- safe, I was perplexed be ond expn don. How did Murtagh ob tain i hoe keys f At first 1 could only an swer the qncatJon by supposing thai they had dropped from my pocket upon the floor while I was napping. But that did not explain w ny the safe door was open, when I knew I hail looked it. In my mind I then decided the matter. While I was meditating, the janitor, watching me closely and furtively all the time, labored wildly, wielding his breiom fiercely, mak ing a great deal of noise- and a little whirl w iadof du.st. This manner of labor was unnatural to him. Suddenly, ready to de part, in had his hand on the knob. Brery motion now seemed u indicate hie anxiety to i'et aw a) from nie I rtenoed between him ami the door, and pushed him away 44 What doen this mean he demanded, with an o;ith. his hole hodv treuihlimr i with fury. Plymouth Democrat. "You opened that safe," I said, very quietly nut aetermineetiy " You lie, then !" he shouted, elancing about in his anger. When th little viper said that ! took hold of and shook him shook him hard so that he winked his eyes quickly and opened ami shut his mouth like a fish out of water. I think it rather surpriseel him to find how light and small he was. 44 You opened that safe ! " I repeateel, 41 and you picked my pocket of the keys." I charged him with this because the keys being in my trowsers pocket coulel not drop out unless I was held up by the heels, and also because the inner safe key the one belonging to the strong box was taken from the ring where it was always carried and used alone in the lock. I was too careful, too precise in my vigilance over such important matters as this of the Jewelry, to leave my keys anywhere but in my pockets. " Appearances are against me, el n 'em," ejaculateel Murtagh,atter my second accusa tion. 44 They aro indeed," I coincided. 44 Don't let themi ride you to the penitentiary ! " Fer a minute he regarded me with a most villainous took in his eyes. 44 Ah ! if my wife were only here ! She 's about your size, and conid snake you nto rags in a liny. Then I woulel laugl Now, I am only strong enough te be the worst enemy you have mind that ! YV Ith one mighty sweep of his broom he then sent me sprawling upon the floor and darted out into the dusky labyrinths of the great budeling. The next day we had a new janitor The firm was also in trouble. In order to ascertain the whereabouts of Miss Hattie Starks, many letters anel advertisements had vainly summoned her te our presence At last, when our steck of patience and hope was almost exhausted, a letter from her hael reached us ; in fact it had come two days before my interview with little Murtagh. It said, in substance, that she lived in Middletown, Iowa, sixty miles from any railroad, and with onlv semi- weekly coaches; that there was no ex press line of any kind, and that the onlv w ay for her to obtain her little fortune in our hands was either to send it by the hands of a trusty person or wait until she could come for it. If practicable she would like the former course to be taken. 1 he letter was now missing. We had had it out while discussing what action should be taken the decision being that I should have a play-spell and carry the jewels there myself. It was an important, though not a serious loss this letter. Our opin ion about it was that it had fallen into the w :istc-iaper basket and been burned. Ne other idea as to the cause of its disappear ance entered my head. In view of my journey I was as jovial and frolicsome at a school boy on the day of my departure. The valuable little box was snugly stowed away in my valise, which was never to be without my reach. 44 Take care of yourself, Mills!" said Scott, twisting my hand. "Don't marry her, and come back with the fortune !" crieel Crounse, as I crept carefully down the stairs. 44 Not unless I'm tortured into it!" I laughed back. Hurrying along the street to the depot, I encountered Mrs. Murtagh. "Goin' to leave us?" she inquired, planting her burly form in my way. 'Ycsiu." "Air yer goin' fur away." 44 Iowa," I jerked out. 44 Yer must go through Chicago, then f 44Yes'm," 1 answereel, wohelering why she ask eel. 44 Well! Good-bye!" holding out her dumpy hand. 44 Good-bye, Mr. Mills! Hus band and me air a goin' to IJostin' to-mor-ry and shan't come back again. By the way, here-'s a letter yemr firm lost, I guess," nanding me Miss Stark's commo nication. Then continuing, 44 1 want ter say that I bear ye no ill will for shakin' up Roddriek the other night. He erter have it oftener for his gooel ; but I'm getting too weak in the jints to do it up handsomely, and the doctor's " 44 Never mind, Mrs. Murtagh, I'll forgive you ; but you must excuse me if I leave you in order to catch the e ars." She teemed exceedingly disappointed at not being al lowed tu relieve her mind ef what the doctor said. In fact I felt a little ashamed of treating the woman with such brusepie ness, and half turned in my walk to look back. Doing so I saw that her husband had joined her, that he carried a bundle in hi arms, that she was pointing toward me, and that, finally, the1)' suddenly separate-d, mini in nmräit din .el ions sind at ritrht anides to mv course. The only marked events of my ride to Chicago might be summeel up as being two : One, the apparition, on the platform of a miserable way station, of Mr. Murtagh, in the guise of a very fat man with ml moustache ; second, an accident which hap pened a little while before reaching Chi cago. In the first case I no sooner saw the figure than I rose from my seat, anel with my carpet-bag w hich traveled be tween my feet in my hand, I went emt only to realiee that the phantom, if it were such, hael disappeared, unless by magic he hael bea n transformeel into the decrepit old apple man stealing out of the darkness of the night to vend his stoe-k in trade upon the train. Heartily disgusted with my suspicion, I went back to my seat only to encounter, a little later, an accident which threw a car from the track. This delayed emr arrival in Chicage) until after midnight. A few 'busses and one hack were in waiting. As I stepped out into the glare of the gas lights the hackman came up to me and said : 44 I'm .No. W 41 Well, what of it ! " 44 I'm the man you want, and you're, the man I want." " Indeed ! " 44Y'cs, sir. Old man Scott telegraphed me to meet and take gooel aire of a man of yoor description a young man with side whiskers, small valise in hand, and named Mills" saying it with an air of confirmed honesty. 4 I'm the man, then," I said, warmed at my heart by the kindness of the partners, so delicately exhibited. 44 You know the old gentleman f 44 Guess I do ? was his coachman for a little while, one-e upon a time." 44Yes!Ye-s?" clutching my precious traveling bag closely to my side. He was a long time at least five minutes in get ting me to his vehicle. Onen entered, the door was slammed to, the driver stuck his head through the window and inquired 44 where teV in an off hand business way, and receiving his answer, raise d the win elows, muttering something aliout the night air being very damp. Before start ing I asked how far it was to the depot whence my train was to leave, and was an swered that it was a mile. With a whistling whirl to his whip and a sharp 41 git, the driver put his horses to a quick trot, and I be'gan what proved to Ik- one of the most terrible rides ever taken in a carriage. We rattled noisily over stone pavements ; then rolled iijkui the WOOdan Nicolson that lulled the traveler into drow siness. The: lamps were all out, but as we dashed along the streets I could faintly disecrn policemen, now and then, lingering, like belated shadows, by saloons where roysterers we re chorusing, at corners where the night winds blew cold and thirst into their throats, in stair ways where odd lights through colored enrtaim flickered airin-t I heir stars, along peat houses dreary hi ihadowarnntl God loraahen wonaea tnuuping up and dowa the street-, pant empty, echoing en ways with dogs chatting each other like phantoms. But houses and pohnamea ami women and lights grew fewer until nothing was visible to me, watching from PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1869. the window, but a great moor or prairie. At this change from the city to country I grew frightened. I had been nneasy for some time, thinking my journey of a mile from one depot to another was strangely prolonged, yet never dreaming of harm, and almost oblivious of the treasure be tween my feet, so interested had I become in watching the silent scenes of a mid night on the streets of a large city. As this realization of mv situation and of the change of localities flashed into my mind, a subtle terror possessed me and sent the blood, like fire, through my veins. At that very instant the driver began to roll out from his stentorian lungs the inspirit ing song of 44 Bonnie Dundee " I was just thinking that that was an odd happen ing for such a man anel such a place, when craxJi went in the little glass window be hind me ; a second later and I seemed to have a thunder-storm in my head. The blow was an ugly one, as it was doubtless meant to be, and I felt the warm blood trickhnir down mv neck; but 1 was not stunne'd for longer than a broth. Be fore I could move, however, even to much as to turn my head after it received the terrible stroke, I felt hands slide something over my head and around my neck ; which something was drawn so taut that 1 count barely s!ip in my fingers between it anel my throat to keep me from strangling. Then a voice that sounded very familiar, shouted, 44 The moon is out !" The el river ceased his song, shouted 44 whoa ! " to the galloping horses, jumped freuii his perch, and opened the door as my hitherto unseen assailant slammeel back the other. With the first blow of the assassin I had instinctively kicked my little valise under the front seat and was prepared to fight over it so long as I had consciousness or the liberty of so much as a finger. Though it may seem egotistical, I declare that I was not frighteneel but enraged, crazy with the strength of an anger that I hael no idea was part of my nateire. I seemed to consume with its fierceness. When my assailant opened the left door of the carriage, the light from the lamp in front glanced across his face and revealed Roderick Murtagh, as, from the voice, I had half expccteel. He looked in with a leer of triumph on his face more devilish than human. In a seconel my mind re verted to that night when I founel him in the office, and the safe open ; then back again to my treasure, hid under the seat. Regardless of the consequences which must inevitably follow my action, I cpaickly drew up my leg, and, with all the strength at mv command, sent my heavily-shod foot full and fair into that fiendish face. Before I coulel recover myself, the driver was upon me with his full weight, holding me with the grip of a giant. Then I be gan to shout 44 Murder, though the cord around my throat seemed cutting through to the bone. Then, as if in a horrible dream, uprose the flayeel and ghastly face of Murtagh, and in his uplifted hand shimmered a knife. 44 Let me at him, Jim," he haarscly whis pered. 44 None of that, Roddy, none of that," answereel the phlegmatic Jim, in sinuating his hand into one after another of my pockets. 44 No murder, you know ! l oa promised me that. "Just one slash and you may keep everything." " No! nol I tell you no mureler! Put up that broad-sword ! ' Yet I kept crying all the while, 44Mur ler! murder! murder!" and struggling tenaciously for liberty. Jim hunteel awhile on the bottom of the carriage, guareling himself skillfully against my kicks, anel finally shouted, 44 D n it, it s gone. 44 It's in the valise ! " cried Rexldy. ''That's gone. Stop his noise! this isn't a slaughter house." I 11 make it one, was the savage an swer, as he leaned into the carriage with upraised arm. Steady, Koeldy ! and Jim lookeel through the back winelow. "Curse my lue k ! there comes a carriage. The horses are on the keen run, and there's a star on the front seat. They're after us and he backed out of the vehicle, and began to run across the prairie as fast as he coulel Koddy did not seem at all frighteneel at this news. He put one hf nd on my shoul der. 44 With my compliments," he w his pered. Then I felt the knife cut through clothes and flesh, and I grew deathly sick with the wound. And the knife elescend- d, and another spasm of unutterable agony ran over me. Apparently satisnea with his work, the rumin leaped from the steps, and followed his companion as quickly as pejssible. One, two, three shots in quick succes sion from the appraachlng carriage. One of our horses utters a prolonged cry of pain, kieks furiously for a second, then they both bound madly forward at right angles to the eurse of the other hack, which follows in pursuit of Jim and Rod dy. Now steals over me a feeling of sweet relief, a sense of bliss, of resignation, of utter carelessness as to life or death. Is this feeling the ecstacy of death, I wonder? The warm blooel bathes my boely, and, growing weaker and weaker as the run away steeels fly along the ground, bump ing the hack against hummock after hummock, I pass inte) unconsciousness. At times my eyes open and for a minute or more l am auie to recall tlie events of the night. Vainly at such periods do I struggle to loosen the cerd around my throat. It has worn and chafed into the lesh, anel each tremor of the coach is keen torture. At last, after repeated ef forts, I become conscious that it is fastened outside, and so by degrees, I am able to get out my knife, and saw and cut until the stranefs are severed, and I fall forwarel upon the scat at rest. Of how long the horses ran, or when or where or how they topped, I have no knowledge. In my moments of cemsciousness I realized that they were in motion ; their speed I cendel not judge. At dawn I came back again to reality, and found that I was lying upon the bot tom of the carriage, and that the animals named to be browsing on the grass, scarce ly moving. At once I recalled the events of the night. My wounds whether severe or not I could not tell had stopped bleeding because', lying as I did, my clothing had presseel upon the;m and acted as a sort of bandage. I did not care for them so lerag as I had nreserveel the treasures confided to nie. I emulated all faithful servants who hael sidle red in defense; of such trusts. I put my hand under the seats, emc after the other. fl value was lout. It was incxpliesibic its disappearance for Jim had electoral, I rcmcmheral, that ha could not find it. When this loss be came certain to me, the tears came, and for a long time I wept like a child cried until the pain of my wounds maele me ashamed of my weakness. Then I began to plan what te do in this emergency. I eotud not move, I was so weak; in fact I did net dare to make any attempt to change even my position, uncomfortable as it was. I could enly wait for help to com" to me. Ah ! but where was I ? The pla e was silent as a eemftery, save for the songs of birels. Evidently the city had moved away. Just then, as if providenti ally, the report of a gun far away roused the horses ami the y immediately trotte! ort" over what seemcd to be a smooth road. Mother (hose sent mo consolation in a rhyme, I thorn hUh ml they'll ennie home." The devil isn't driving, I said to myself, and waited for the next phase of attairs. It came, as near as I could judge, aUnit twenty minutes later. Two men in a light buggy dashed up in the rear. 44 Eloped horses," laughed one. 44 See the blood on that one's flank. Why he's been shot. Whew ! " soothingly as they drove alongside. 44 Help ! " I moaned in a voice so feeble as to frighten me. They heard it. though, and drove so closely that thev saw me. 44 Well ! well ! " skid one of them, " this looks like a murder. Whoa, there, you devils !" to the horses. The beasts came to a halt, and the men opened the back door. 44 What's the matter here f " together. 44 I'm badly cut up. I think. How far is it to the city to a surgeon ' " 44 To the city ten miles ! to a surgeon, I'm one," and getting into tho. carriage he began, tenderly, to examine my wounds. 44 Well sir. you are pretty thoroughly slashed. ,It's nothing serious though ; all flesh wounds," he decided, after a long ex amination. 44 Can you stand it to ride to the city 1" 44 Lying down ? Yes. I have been this way since midnight. If you will help me along, surgically, I'll try two or three hours longer." The man gave a little whistle of surprise, and said, 44 all right." Hitching their team behind, the eloctor's companion drove the hack toward town, where we arriveel safe ly, and to my surprise, with very little pain to myself, in consexmence of the doc tor's skill, which, after a short time, set me, a sound maa, once more upon my legs. Of nennefthe affair got into the papers as a wonderful occurrence ; and the day after my arrival at the hotel, Police Ser geant McGaarahn called. 41 1 chased you tvc other night. I here were two patrolmen with me on the hack," he remarked. "That was good shooting, Sergeant. Fire at a man and hit a horse." 44 Eh ! don't you know ! " 44 Know what v" 44 We killed Flibbertigibbet." 44 An outsieler a leoker-on perhaps ? " 44 Not a bit of it. He was the driver." 44 Jim?" 44 Jim. The other fellow, a new'un, I reckon, got away." "Well! that's not so bad, after all. But, Sergeant, how came you to fol low us ! " 44 Mere luck, sir. I was near the corner of Thirty-second street when the hack went by ; and I sawr a man lying flat and snug upon that place at the back I don't know what they call it where a trunk ought to be carried, but isn't. There's dirty work meant by that, I said to myself, and called two men to me being bound to follow. But it was ten minutes, I guess, 'fore we coulel catch a hack. You know the rest" I believe I knew it painfully well. It was nearly a month before I recovered from the effects of that knowledge. It e-ost me the legacy, besides, which couldn't le found, though carefully sought for. If Roddy had them, he get away safely. Since the foregoing was written, two years ago, the jewels have been recovered. That, tex was in the papers, and it wras my work. I journeyed to Boston on busi ness. In the evening went to a theater. I hadn't been there half an hour w hen, looking around, I saw in the ears ef a wo man two se'ats in front of me, thi ear-rings of that legacy for which I had shed not a little blooel. Then I saw the necklace, anel two or three rings on her lingers. When the woman turneel her face so as to reveal its profile, I recognized it, anel so wrote a little note in pencil and sent it to her. It read like this, as nearly as I can remember : 4 Mr. Jenkins Mills, of Crounse, Seett A: Mills, presents his compliments to Mrs. Roderick Murtagh, and demands the rings, necklace, etc., she now wears, and which were part of the legacy to Miss. Starks, of which Mr. Murtagh relieved Mr. Mills two years ago. Shall Mr. Mills do himself the honor of calling to-morrow with Captain Blinks of the police, for the rest of the valuables?" An usher handed her the note. The blood left her cheeks as she read it. Then her eyes ran over the audience until look ing behind her she recognized me. Turn ing the note she wrote on the back, "Don't expose me! You shall have everything. Wait until the performance is endeel I and handed it back to me on the end of her fan. She was true to her word ; anel in this way Miss Hattie Starks finally received her lejracv. mildly baptiseel in a little of my blood. There wras no romance in her character, or I am sure she would not have marrieel a farmer and left me a bache lor. Chicago Journal. M Annro n Snrn oa Tnun Tkkth. Old (iovemor SaltonMall, of Qfirllritl. wlioll tur lahee so mo forty years was man of KHK humor, at well as perseverance, in effecting the eadl he desired. Amont: other anecdote- ioll of him hy the MOf4a of New London, the place where he re sided, la the following : Of the various eectl which hav flourished for their day. and then censed to ex ist, was one known as the Bogenttea, OCaBtdftoni their founder, a .lohn, or Tom, or MMH other Hol ers, settled not far from the -roodlv tow n afore-aid. The distinguishing; tenet of the nd mtm their denial of the propriety a::d " scripturalily'" of form of marriage. "It is not good for man to he ahme." This they believed, and also that one jwife only should - cleave to her hushand.' Hut then this should Is- a matter of agreement merely, and the couple xhould come together awl Uveas man and wife dispensing with all the forms of the marriage cove nant. The old (iovemor used frequently to c.il! upon Holers, and talk the matter over with and en deavor to convince kba of the impropriety or living with Sarah as he did. But neither John nor Sarah would give up the argument. It wa a matter of conscience with them; they -wen- very happy to gether as they were; of what use. then, conld a mere form ber Suppose they would then1 by e eane scandal; were ttey not bound to take up the erosK," and live according to the rules they pro les-ed The Governor's logic was powerless. He was in the nebjhhofhood of John one day. and meeting with him, accepted an invitation to dine with him. The conversation as usual turned upon the old subject : "Now. John." says the Governor, after a long discusfion of the poiut, - why will you not marry Sarah v Have vou not taker, her tol je your lawful wife ?" "Yes, certainly,"' replied John, "but my con science will not permit me to marry her, in the lorms of the world's eople." " Very well. But you love her'' " Yes." " And respect her?"' "Yes." "And cherish her as bone of your bone, and flesh of your flenh' " Yes; certainly I do." " And you love him. and obey him, and respect him, and cherish him F Certainly, 1 do." "Then," cried the Governor, rising, "in the name of the law- of God, and of the Commonwealth of Connecticut, 1 pronounce you man and wife !" The ratre of John and Sarah was of no avail; the knot was tied hy the highest authority in the State Two fatal kerosene accidents occurrexl in Chicago during one week recently. A woman was washing dishes near a win elow, when her little girl, 1H months old, pulleel the curtain against the table, which upset the lamp. An explosion followed, ami in anether moment the mother was completely covered with the burning fluid. All atlamc, she ru sheet into the yard, followed by her husband, who en deavored to extinguish the flames. He finally succeeded in his task, but not be fore the woman was terribly burned, her bliwkene'el skin hanging in mere shreds about her body. She died amid great suf fering. The nusbonel was badly burped and the child slightly. The seeond neci dent was caused by a child attempting te throw a shawl across the table on which stood a lighted lamp. The lamp was up set and fell to the floor, an explosion fol leiwed, and the clothing ot the mother was ignited, anel before the flames were ex tinguished she was so liadly burneel as to cause her death. There were present in the room at the time of the accielent the father, mother and two children. A well known physifian who had an extensive praotir' in Ol.nwester, (Mass.,) some loii years since, use I to smv that meat bat i. asreaJty n mind, oold water Inttb, and an amiable ami pretty wife would make almost any man healthy, wealthy and wise. FACTS AND FIGURES. Thk New Jersey cranberry year is valued at $2,500,000. Nathan RotncnLD lateJv away $40,000 at Baden Baden." crop this gambled The wives of Brigbam Young, consoli dated, weigb 5,000 pounds. The marriage rate in Xew York is IS in in 1,000. Brooklyn pairs off at 1,000. 14 Seven hundred and fifty-seven Oriental manuscripts were added to the British Museum last year. One late issue of the London Ztnaotoon latnea c:,uou advertisements, Irom as many different persons. Thh Uiversalist schools had list year 1, 400 pupils, of whom thirty-two were theo logical students. hie oldest man now leu in Indiana is said to be Benjamin Scalf a resident of Milesburg, Elkhart county, born May 12, 1704. uxe nunoreo years asro, mere were more than 250,000 landed proprietors in Grat Britain ; to-day there are less than 30,000. The Young Men's Christian Association of Indianapolis has distributed over st2, oOO in charity during the past year. TnE Petaluma fair, California, loast of an ox nineteen and a half hands high, weighing 3,31 pounds, fcanel a pig weigh ing 1,003 pounds. Seventeen thousand nine hundred marriages were celebrated in Switzerland during the last year, or one marriaire to every 140 inhabitants. It is stated that the Bellefontaine Rail road has transportcauwer 11,000,000 pas scngers since it was built, and has killed but four of them. Orange Jinn, proprietor "of the American AnrirulturUt. has given to the Weslevan University $50,000 for the erec tion of a building for the Department of J antral Science. Omaha has 5,306 families. A local paper from this estimates the population at 2b,00, averaging the families at five each, or 21,584, averaging them at four each. A Connecticut traveler recently took tea with a Mormon elder, at whose table six wives presided, and twenty-seven children clamored for more molasses on their bread. inE aggregate at nie Heaviest, votes ever thremn in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Iowa is 1,300,312, which is nearly one eiuartcr of the aggregate popular vote for President last fait. One million, two hundred and eleven themsand, one hundreel and ninety-thn e pounds of sea island cotton, valueel at 1, 070,736, were exported from the customs district of Charleston to foreign countries during the year ending, September 30, 1869. It has been discovered by careful ex periments in Charleston that the eight of a bale of cotton varies slightly with the temperature. A fall of ten degrees in the thermometer causes a bale of cotton to gain abemt a pounel and a half in weight. Titeke are over one hundred students preparing for the ministry in the Baptist Theological Seminary and University of Chicago. Alxmt forty of these are in the Theological Seminary classes, and the others in the University classes. If we compare Vienna, Paris, London and Berlin we shall find that for every 1,000 men above 20 years ol age in Vien na, 476 are married ; in Berlin, 526, in Paris, 563, and in London 661 ; of 1,000 females who have passed their 30th birth day in Vienna, 408 are married, 030 in Berlin, 551 in London, and 592 In Paris. TnE Congregational Union, in its six teenth annual report, says that from the organization of the soe iety to the present time, 375 churches have receiveel aid, and 383 houses of worship been built. Of these, thirty-seven are in New England, sixty-two in Illinois, ana sixty-one in Iowa. The other day, an engineer on the Prov idence, Hartford and Fishkill road dis co vered a stoppage in the water pipe of his lecoinotive, and put in his finger, when he immediately got a bite. With the aid ef a hook he finally fished out an eel measuring fourteen anel a half inches, which had passed from the water pipes into the tender. A correspondent traveling in Scot land remarks : M We passed Sunday last at the head of Loch Lomonel, in a solitary inn. No church is within fourteen miles. There is a large rock ne-ar the lake, In one corner of which is a cell hewn out, and this is arranged as a pulpit, and the people gather in front. A Scotch clergyman preaches here once a fortnight to the farmers and shepherds of the highlands." About 300 female voters are now on the register of municipal voters at Lincoln, England. At Stamforel, the Banner of female voters for the ensuing year will be 150. At East Betford, out of 500 munici pal voters for 1809-70, sixty will be women. At Norwich, the municipal register for 1869-70 will comprise upwards of 10,000 names, and about 1,300 of the voters will be women. It is stated that in the Met hod ist church the net increase of house's of worship last year was 570. Besides thane, over 140 new and improveei churches were built in place of old ones, making the number of dedications of Methexlist Episcopal churches during the year 718. The est i mateel value of the new edifices, including the improvements on olel ones, hi nearly 16,000,000. M. Armand, a" French savant, has statcel to the Academy of Sciences that he has elisceivered a sure antidote to niei tine in the common watercress. It destroys the poisonous ellects of nicotine, and yet does not alter the aroma of tobacco. A solution of watercress may therefoie 1 employed for steeping the leaves of to bacco, and would thus divest them of their noxious properties, and, moreover, a draught of the same will act as a sure anti dote to nicotine. Tun ewlesiastical authorities of Borne have just published a census lor the pres ent year. The regular clergy is eomposed of 2,265 persems, thus (Hahlen : Cardinals, 32; Bishops, 26; priests and clerks, 1,306; and students at the Ecclesiastical Colleges, 841 ; the religious communities count 5, 215 souls-2,959 men and 2.256 women ; the lay population amounts to 196,l!s; soldiers in garrison. 10,207 ; prisemers un deT sentence, 328 ; PlOteetanta, f87 ; Jews, 2,682 ; making a total of 220,5:t2, or an in crease of 5,154 ever the year 1868. LiviNeisTON has discovered that one ol the sources of the Nile, emptying into the Sreat lake Victoria Nyanza, rises some ten egrees south of the equator. If this lie true, the Nile becomes one of the longest rivers in the world. The distane'e between its last reported source and its delta along the Mediterranean is eqaal to the distance from Lima, in Peru, to the ity of New York, or from the City of Mexico away up to Mount St. Elias, the end of the back bone of this continent, in Alaska. Mat York Kxp rc. Panikk ation is the name now applied to a proeess of bread making re'cently elis covercd anel patented in 1 nuie'e. This method dispenses with the grinding of the wheat, and it is asserted, will UCUtha 150 tt8 ef bread from 100 tl.s of grain ; while by the old plan of usiiiL' Hour, only 112 M oi bread :irc produced rrow looti.s of Wheal, 'I he new kind ofluvad said also to be of better quality than the old, m the gluten is not decomposed and losl by the heat of grinding. The Hew mode 6i fermentation, ints also asserted, contributes greatly to the whiteness of the breael. NUMBER ',. A NEW toy, calleel " Metiapez moi jeune 7tO)nm," is just now the rase in Paris. It is sold in the streets in defiance of the law, though arrests are frequently made. In one instance, the erneut de riUe. wrho an pre hended a peripatetic dealer, asked to nave UK toy explained to hi in. 44 Oh, it is very simple," replied the other ; " it is, a? you see, a little tube of osier, and all you have to do is to put a fLnatec into each end of it, and then pull hard." The police man did so, and found himself handcuffed. 1 his is the secret of i he toy the harder erne pulls the more doe the tubes tighten on the fingers. Ot course the vender es caped. One of the editors of the New York Ohxcrver was thrown into ecstacies on hear ing the celebrated 44 Bells of Moscow." This is the holy city of the Greek Church, as Jerusalem was the sacred city of the Jew. Pilgrims go thither at a distance of thousands of miles, on foot, and sometini. - witnout snoes. wnen tuev are mar enough to hear for the first time the lour hundred bells of the city, sounding in glo rious harmony, lull, grand, and all perv.td ing, 41 like the voice of many waters," fher iau upon iiuir laces anel elevouiiv tler prayer and thanksgiving to God. The writer declares max an the music ne ever heard was tame and trilling compared with the wonderful ellect of these bells. Among the curious names of American TT . j .a m n. i osiomces are me iohowhilt: enz.iv tscar House, Placer county, Cat; Red lr Mevada coanty, uaL; Red Bone, Talbot county, Ga. j Red Lion, Newcastle count y, Del,; Love Lady, (. aldwell county, N. ( IT 0 . 1 c - . s - w nay omen, rsirrcy county, iN.e.; nay Meadow, Wilkes countv, N. C ; Hog ( reek. Wood count-, Ohio; Hog Moun tain, Hall county, Ga. ; Good Intent Washington c.unlv. Pa.: Ki-imcoquilla Mllllin county, Pa. ; Ivishkemmitas, Arm strong countv, Pa.; Sabbath Rest, iiiair countv, Pa. ; Slab Town, Anderson oonntr, S. C , : Skull Mioals, I nion countv, S. G Temple of Health, S. C. ; llitt, Scotland county, 3Io. i-n- n aa Phvsical (Hit lire. as the season lor oui-ooor sports is about closing, the present cannot be thought an inopportune time for a few re flections upon the sumect of physical cul ture, induced by the tirade in which cer tain melancholy dyspentics see lit to in lulge their spleen, whenever opportunitv offers, against any movement which tends to make physical culture honorable, er which strives to loosen the coils of brutal it V and evil association, too long Buffered to encompass it. e remember having heard it suggest eel, some weeks since, that in future- "in telleetual regattas" be held. Without at tempting to explain the solecism, we would readily concur in any such plan. but cannot see the necessity lor any rnn- Ihet between ethtcsandaeitiatics. Limited as are our opportunities for rc -reation, let us have them as far removed lrom the in teUectual as possible. The impression lias too long prevailed that physical vigor is. in some mysterious manner, connected with the morals and rules of 41 prize ring: t lint the tendency of athletic sports is not only to brutalize, but to draw the at ten tion from the more serious affairs of life. Can we not, with better reason, maintain that neüleet of phvsical laws sows the- seeds of such disease to ripen in future generations that the enervated be nly finds it impossible to support or carry out any designs which the more active mind may nave prepared tor it? those wno argue that tliL- same lilor might, to greater ad . m. m ai 1 1 vantage, ne appneu to usciiti p rot met ions, seem to forget that most of our diversion.' necessarily partake of the nature of labor, Our physical powers, as well the intel- h'ctual faculties, are the gifts of Provi dence, and the full development of one is necessary to a healthful state of the other. When either is allowed to usurp or tres pass upon the domain of the other, the result is eon In si on and elisoreler. Man ful fills his chief end and duty when he cul tivates to the highest perfect ion U. of his faculties, and fosters no erne to the exclu sion of the full e xercise- of another. Many self-styled moralists, seeing the evils which too often ensue from an undue attention to the bodily energies, to the M g let-t of higher mental attributes, seek every opportunity to decry physical culture. Were a moiety of the time need in this endeavor employed in the eflbrt to regu late the allegeel abuse, we should soon see many athletic sports dignified and en nobled, whose exercise so it ty now frown Upon. Did these BUM moralists be-stow upon their own bodies a portion of that solicitous eare which makes the glory of man his strength, a larger, stronger and healthier soul would not descend to thone cavils, every repetition of which only serves to increase our faith in Juvenal -" Mam nana " a maxim, the force of which age has not diminished in the estimation of those Who seek la find good in every thing," ami who do not think thai the d'aui ud loses luster fron; the rare purity and beauty of the si tting. It it M the duty of man to neglect no me-ans for the preservation of Ids body by aiming at the highest physical culture, and if we have thus far left those me-ans in the hands of creatures who debase all athletic exercises, do not let us longer carp at llmse who would elevate and refine them. It is objected that nach senoeitttonn ex pose t he young to temptation." We re ply that it is from the Btraggld between temptation offered and the nobler impulse to resist that true morality results. Is he nf the film physique, clear eye ami pure bloenl, more prone to yield to such tempta tion than his pallid, nerveless brother? tether is he ni better prepared t racist Uf Without stronger cvidene-e we can not admit the truth o! ihe random asser tion that in our colleges 41 good gynaatl are poor students," tor we believe that physic al strife tor success in one particular is not incompatible with excellence in the cultivation of the intellectual or moral faculties. The same energy with Which the youth labors to increase' his physical stamina, fulUJling at the same tMnfl his daily duties, will not be' found enervated when the more serious alfairs of life de mand its exercise. Cincinnati Chronuit. Novel Km-ukss Qooos. Tin- Atneri can RxnrMi tml t Jntkwan, Micbitrnu, irnivrla a boy into die Cu-volaiul office thi- llloniilrr. named e harlie Penning, lie a a 1 i: lit . l. in telligent ami well dnt-ed little ?-hacr aloiu nine (nrs of n'j . MM -'nu-cl to enjoy the nOVCttl ol nht po ilioti lie wore tin- uual er- u: tau tened to a button hole ofnteeont, hih land: To T. e Ot iiinni:. Parker-bun:. We-t Yirvini." The iii !'!i-.T--ay iliat they lia- no trouH' with hoys. A blaiikn i- provided ;ml folded nj for hMV dini;. nl upon thi they an- Mowed away i n some favorably located 1h. where Ihei Muof Hindi of the luxury ol a nleepln: ear. (tills and voting women are -nt by express, but nol oft u. Tin y cannot be stowed away like boys, and are muri- trmible in m ry way. uu rea-iiii.' the rate of hvichti Tbe ctaaiye on tnU boy is fi.. Indnding the board bill. While he tMMuned in tne Mneetne clerk and patrons of the place had much io say to him. and hin Intel licence made the com crsat ion iu Lerastiug. (It '; lithi-iniln We Kam that is a lin t. The liule fellow wan regularly hipped from here b friend" whom he w is i-iiiu-. on Mond.iv last. We Ihk licit h. li i ere tin-, arrived at his Jertiiwiiou "in jhkI condi tion.1 A ( A recent dispatch from Sheridan, Kansas, says: "A vein ot excellent coal, eight loci thick, and extending to the northward, has jusi been struck on the immediate MM Of the Kansas Pacific !tail road, seventy -five miles cast of Denver and rr0 miles west of Kansas fii v. The dis covery shows that the workable cal beds of the Rack" Mountain base, extending Bum eastward into Ihe GreWl Plain-, i- M the groattal hnjnortancr, both to the eH tiers and I he railway. Nearly one l.iurth ot iht- entire operating expense of the Kansas Pacific Kailwav is now for fuel, and this bid- bur Io reduce the cost of fuel along the whole line to about one lilt h of the- present rate-." 011 DEPARTMENT. BABYS FIRST TOO TU. BY PIIDT. Com look at rhe dainty darlfnf A I reh if i new-hlowu roue. Protn rh- top of hie bad o golden. To the d"ar. liule. rertlen tne : Vou cm tel. by die dancing dimplok By the -miles that come and go. He 1 koepinir a wontrfnl ptcret You'd give half your kingdom to know. Now kis him on cheek and forehead. And kisf htm no lip and call ; Th little red month i- hiding The nreM of petrl within. Ah. ee ' when the lips in smiling Have parted their tender red : Do yon ee the tiny, white jewel, Set deep In lt chonl bed Now where are the sage reporters. Who wait by hamlet and Wm To tell to the limeninr nation The news of it srood or ill Come wave with yonr idl"' g-oselp This golden blosom of truth Juft half a ymr oUI thi aannjnj1, Ana out ittru j.tarly tooftt : Little Corporal. The Spider Trap. A spider living in the country, and hiving followed his business for a time in an obscure corner, determined to traved a little for improvement of taste, and also for any advantage in business which might turn up. Hy his good fortune be teirncd his steps to a flow er carden, where were displayed a thousand blssoms of every variety and hue. As we always compare new things to something we have seen l- -fore, so i:i his mind he compared the col ors of brilliant Mowers to the various in aBCta Which in his entomological stndh s li; hael become acquainted with. Kiatcd with all he saw he passed on, sometimes creeping, sometimes throwing a suspen sion bridge lrom pier to pier of nVvwt i stalks, until the thought eiccurred to him that he had not dim d or supped. Accord u'zy he lookeel around for a place whafn on to spread his table, for spiders are accustomed to spread their table first, and then to sit elown on it or near it to rm what Bond fortune will se-nd them. At length, after several selections and re-selections, he found a sab ton of the most admirable description. It was noth ing less than a morning glory If ha had only known the name which it bore in the catalogue he would, lawnnoaa, have been still more prud than he was nf In tent. For that must lte a sumptuous flower which can Itoast a name as long as a pan ish princess, as this did. (It was the Jjo mca hedi riefa ttujwrba araruii fiort. ) Across the opening of this spu-ndid Itcll the spider stretched his wedt. In the morning I lirst nrw him there. Tin dew was fresh on all the leave-s. He said to himself : 44 This is the very cell of pleasure! There will be enough hunirry dies tw other insects coming here for honev. It shall be my business to entertain them when they come !" Vlas fetr dav dreams ! bile he w as thus fondly expecting his guests, I saw a bumble-bee of the largest size, heavily fly ing from bleissom to blossom, from col vill as! bell ha bell, and the thought crossed my mind : how queer it woulel ite ll In should visit the spider ! Sure enough he seemed to have caught up my thought, for in a second he carried his gre-at lIunler- ing body right down to the bell anel dashed his head through the web; but not liking it he made off. like Samson, w ith a part al his prison on Iiis shoulders. Meanwhile the spider seemed far more alarmed than the ltee, and sank back into its flower house. Misfortunes never come single, it is said. About an hour after this encounter I went out to see how the traveled spider was enjoying himself. He and I ltoth had forgotten erne thing, and that is that on fair summer mornings the convulvuli shuts up its blossoms by ten o'clock. While the spider lay securely in side, the edges had folded down and closed the opening entirely ! The flower had proved a prison ! Vh, ve w ho spin weos ol evil across t K plaoaa of aitanfurc, and lurk for the des truction of the simple, may your reluge prove a snare, and may you be caught in tbe very net which you spread for otuers! Ua ry Wtrd Bf her. John's Saturday. John's Saturday was a complete failure. In the Brat place, it rained. Secondly, he over slept himself, and didn't get up till breakfast was over. IhirtMy, ne couiun t And the mate to his thick bextt. Feturt hi v, in dressing, he got soap in his eyes and a tooth-brush bristle In his throat. Fifthly, he caught his heel in the rope eltKtr inat, und fell headlong off the front st.teip. Sixthly, pist as he was picking hnnse-lt up, his grandmother called him to come in again because it was raining. Seventhly, as soon as he was inside, his mother made him take off 44 those forlorn old clothes"' because it was going to clear off. Eighth ly, he put bis knife and new Itall in his pocket, and on his way to liill Scmlder's house, to get liill to go nutting Willi lnm, he lost the knife out of a hole in the pttck- et. Ninthly, Utll had tust been scizeei with the measles and couldn't go. Teiith ly, John oosaoted himself with pitching Iiis ball, and it went plump into the eorn field and was lost forever. Eleventhly, he ran into Widow Morris's to get a drink of water, and somehow the glass supped through his fingers and broke into titty pieces. Twclfthly, it was raining bird when he came out, and he ran in tlie wi.low's wood-shed for shelter, and t -rc Ins new e-ojit on a nail in the dtor. 1 hir- teenthlv. he comforted himself by poking at a hornet's nest with a sharp sth k, and op.e of the hornets stung him on his eve before he could say Jack Robinson. Fourtecnthly, rushing out to put mud on the plane, he stuinbh-d and fell into a big puuiiic. rmcenwiiy, the wMow's tierce lg Iben flew at him. md ton- his trowsers. Sixteen! lily, it cleared up mddciily, ami w hile lie was walking home, all muddy and torn, ami with tliat swollen cvelid, he met Manne ... . 1 t a . 1 Green, the prettiest Utile gin in tue piace. Seveutecnthlv, on reaching Home, lie found that the hogs had Ihtii in hi- garden anil destroyed his pumpkins. Eighteenth- lv li s brother rcnuneicii nun uiai ne u:u nCOnmponshaa to write lor Monday. Nine teen! hi v. hi- ye was so much better thai he was afraid he conran i nac an cm unc for not writing the composition. Tuen tiethly, bis tooth began to at ne. iwcmj firstly, nun pany came to supper, and he had o 44 wait;" and, twenty M-condly, he went ttt tted. . . . Poor fellow' How wretencti ne must . . . i i have been' Why Who said so ' John never said it. On the contrary, lie w ins tied all the time he wa- undressing. The fun of it all is that John was vMc!i a happy, gHl naiured iciiow ui.u noinm cut troubled him much; and he alwavn kc of bis Saturday as having Uns n- liest lot of 44 fixes in it that ever a icii. w had. Uearth and Home. Learn to Ohsen c. IfOOT voung people have gre4at respect for men of science, and are apt to iimiR thai it is impossible thai they e-an ever know as met has Doctor or ITOBMU m and so. All the persons wnose great knowledge you wonder at were once as ignorant as anv lov or gin w no renn ins ff an v of von desire to In come learned altout natural ihings-lhe rocks, trees, an imals, and the like you must m me ursi tdaev learn to use vour eyes, or make n . MS I a a a ,1 servations, as it is caiie-u. mei im most celebrated naturalists ontv said io us in sjH'iiking of some ol his important dis prm rics, " All I had to do was to look and .1 . I 1 .. n .-.,. ,,..1.1.1 I 1 I seel lie innig Jtisi ;i? ii v in. kh . course, one to make new dlscove-rie-s, mui know what has been done before, nm'that can only Ite learncel from books which re cord what othci people have done. Iv ltiiv and girl should learn to ohs. rv. ami note down What he or she sees. Keeping a record of the thermometer will do much to tix a habit of ai-curacy and regularity. Note tin tir-t app-arant- ot -now. the number of the -now falls and tin -ir d pth The fir-t appearance of the blue turds and wrens. Ihe blossoming of the lied Maple, I logwood, and other early trees and shrubs, should la- recorded each year. Th sc show the e-omparative earlinew of spring, and how interesting it would I"- b l4k over the notes of many feral Thone mho U gin by carefullv oltsrrinp thaee common things will emm wish b-know something more altout the m, n ' t did thing about Hie stndy ol nature in a. iv form, thai the knowledge . not .,nl pr, pan s us for reviving w.i. but it gives us the d.-sirc to lenm more Th. tonntaiii is inexhaustible.-Amt , tcun AjrkuUuritt.