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Dead Leayes.
A month ago?how beautiful !
To-day?how sere they lie !
The gloiy of the foreet fled?
Like splendor from the sky :
I trample on the fallen leaves
That yesterday, like gems,
Flaehed brightness on my wondering eyes,
From oountless diadems.
They answer to my heedless feet *
With crispness in their tone :
"Tread lightly for the beauty's sake
Thine eyes in us have known ;
We were but shadows, when we glowed
*? ? . A# 4 Vvrl rk*i/?A .
in cruuBuu, ui uj< puu? ,
We still are shadows of its fall,
And just before it glide !'\
I would the withered leaves were fair,
That I might shun to tread
Their dying verdure in the dud;
With which my hopes fall dad;
For when, in crimson and in g?ld,
> My ripened joys shall flame,
The brief, bright beauty of the leaves
is theirs?to sere the same !
A Pathetic Story of a Yarns BlatherWidow.
Florence Marry it, in her novel, "My
Own Child," gives the experiences of a
sixteen-yehLr-old widow, whBse husband
had just whose infant was about
to be born.^^e ears :
As is customarv with young mothers,
I oftener feared that I should die in my
coming trial than lire to see my child
grow up and flourish. Any happiness I
might experience in the prospect of it
only came by fits an ds tarts. It seemed
too terrible an ordealto survive, and my
fear was at timea^fiiverwhelming. I
brooded over it day adter day till my depression
was almost bibitual, and haunting
me even in sleep vould cause me to
start up three or fotr times a night
shrieking for help, anil trembling from
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Head, to loot wnn a uerror wmcn x oouia
only feel anil not interpret. Had I any
one on whom to lean ia this extremity i
should have borne myself perhaps with
greater dignity and bust; but more
than ever did I now IVel myself to be
alone. Had Hugh's dar, joyous voice
been able to whisper assurance to me,
however ignorantly, I shduld have believed
and rested on hit word. Had I
possessed a mother to take me to her
arms, and tell me that the possession of
myself had ontweighed all her pain, I
might have taken head from her ex
ample and learned to put my confidence
* in Heaven ; bnt I had no one to speak
to on the subject bnt such as were even
less wise than myself. luntTessie con
sidered it excessively improper that any
one should allude to such a thizig as a
^ baby until it had beentliessed in Chris
__ tian attire and laid in a feassinctte ; and
. Jane, with the horror of the uneducated
physical pain, and the wonderful ca
HB oity tlfey nave for dilating on the ter?
of a situation, so augmented my
M| ' gue fears whenever I mentioned the
|B| 6 atter to her that my sense, small as it
BB .as, pointed out the advisability of
keeping my thoughts to myself. So I
W' dragg?qi oat t he weary days alone, and
spring drew nearer and nearer ; and if I
ever prayed, it was?not for protection
and safety and a happy future with my
_ child?but that I might die before it
ever saw the light. 1 was so frightened.
It was the dawn of one of the earlier
days of March when I lay fir my bed so
weafc.as^T exhausted that! felt as if I
were sinking through the rat ttresses and
the flow, right, right away *ito infinity.
Evefything about me seemed, as though
I were in a dream. THe roices of the
persons who movtSd about my room
. " seemed far off, as if -heard thjough a log;
and yet I could distinguish' each word
- they said, and watch, in a kv.d of indis?
fcinct and hazy manner, the gray dawn
that struggled through the white win\
dow-blinds and fought with the sickly
light of the candle which Dr. Carlisle
seemed to be carrying all over the room
in the most aimless way. I could trace
the unusual disorder of the apartment,
and I could see that the faces which had
been so anxiously peering into mine for
the la; t twelve hours had settled down
into something like their normal expression
again. I knew, too, that my trial
was over; but I was too languid to think
of anything else. . I felt as if my weakened
senses were gradually fading away
into unconsciousness, and all I desired
was so to be allowed to fade away, and
. never to be troubled with pain or pleas.
ure or any emotion more. Even a loud
and energetic squall from the other end
of the-room did not arouse ma
44 A fine child," said the doctor.
" Yery fine, sir," responded the
nurse?who hud been torturing me for
twenty-four hours" past with wise saws,
* questionable jokes, and worrying atten
tions, until I had begun to rdg*rd her
as an emissary of the fiend himself?
441 don't know as ever I see a finer.
She's a regular beauty, she is; end such
* lungs, too!"
These words, accompanied by another ,
prolonged squall, made me feel a little
. curious. Some of the few pleasant anticipations
I had ventured to indulgp in
flickered back upon my memory, j"
44 Doctor!" I said, faintly.
44 Hush, my dt ar! You mustn't talk,"
was the immediate answer, and Dr. Carlisle
came np to my bedside and fell of
my pulse. 44 So?so! We are getting
<??. But you must lie still, like a gx>d
It g&l, and go to sleep."
* * But my baby"? \ 1
' VTfti, the baby's all right! iA lice
1 healthy little girl! Now, you kn?w,
L , everything's well over, and so yoa mist
I jugt shut your eyes, and think of nahing
but having a good rest."
s Bat the squalling was still going on(I
WP. - believe they had pntthe baby on tne tbp
M of the chest of drawers to keep it out of
r the way), and something quite new, aid
p that I had never experienced befou,
began to spring up in me at the aouni,
^ and make my heart palpitate with eag?r
^ joy.
44 Doctor! I will go to sleep, but I
must see my baby!"
44Afterward, my dear, afterward; yQi
are not strong enough yet. Trust mi
everything is all right, and yotf shai
have it as soon as you have rested * lit
441 cannot rest till I have seen it
Oh, doctor! Nurse! do give me^mv
b.by!" f.>,* g |
My agitation was risiDg. The nurse
glanced at the doctor, and the doctor
nodded at the nurse, and in another moment
a bundle of flannel was laid on my
left arm, and I trembled with eagerness
as I pulled it open. A fat, pulpy, red
face met my view, with a nose that seemed
to be spread half over it, two weak,
swollen eyes feebly blinking at the light,
and a mouth that was slit from ear to
ear?in fact, the orthodox new-born
But I don't think I saw what she was
like. I was experiencing the thrill that
comes over a woman when the child of
tho man she loves is first placed in her
arms, and in the unconscious little creature
beside me I saw only Hugh's representative.
Hugh, in his strength and
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wauiij'?iiu^u ju uio mijiiuueui^ nuu
boldness?Hugh m his love for and protection
of me?Hugh on his death-bed !
Oh! I had never missed Hugh before
as I missed him when I first held his
baby in my arms I Where was he to rejoice
over this wonderful thing with me
?to be thankful for my safety?to assure
me he would love it for mv sake
and his own ? Where was the father of
my child? I only felt half a mother
without him. The first word I uttered
as I looked at my little daughter's features
was his name. The first welcomg
I gave her were the tears that welled up
weakly into my eyes at the remembranoe
that he, could never see her.
" Hugh !" I exclaimed, brokenly, as^I
squeezed the little bundle to my bosom
and turned my face round upon the pillow.
"Come ! come 1 this will never do !"
said the doctor, as he hurriedly mixed
some horrid decoction in a glass. " Here,
ray dear, drink this; and nurse, take the
child into another room until Mrs.
Powers has had a sleep."
" No, no J" I said, imploringly. " I
vrill drink whatever you like, doctor ;
but pray don't take my baby from me!"
"Will you promise not to talk any
more, then, or even to think ?"
" I will promise anything if you will
leave my baby here."
So, fearing the effect of opposition, I
suppose, they did as I desired thorn,
and, with my lips pressed upon the face
of my infant, who, with the instinct of
young animals, seemed to understand I
was her mother, and to be quite contented
to lie where she was, I sunk off
into a sleep as placid as her own.
Puts and Calls?What are They ?
A neatly printed pamphlet thus illustrates
ICO w. U. 85 $8,500.00
iw? ? 7-i . . 7<wnnn.l
Coat of Privileges $106.25
Commission 12.50? 118.75
Net profit $1,281.25
The difference between a "oall" and
a "put" is simply that in one case yon
bet that sto$k will go up, and in the
other that it will go down. There arc
pages of most agreeable reading, es
p<K;ially to those who happeD to be short
of that $106,25?for here is set forth,
that Toledo and Wabash jumped from
16 to 36, I<ake Shore from 57 to 72,
Pjmama from 122 to 165 (the latter net- ;
ting the fortunate investor $3,450), with !
many items of like character. It don't
seem to make much difference whether
it is a "put" or a " call," for? upon the
w<^rd of the writer?you can make
money faster in this than in any other
way. All that is wauted, says the pamphlet,
is a "careful judgment." If John
Thomas is not willing to stake his financial
reputation on a put or a call, he can
be aooommodated with a "double privilege
;" and we are informed whether
the stock rises or falls, you are certain
to make a profit} and it is impossible to
loee. Then comes the "straddle," which
is a double privilege with a difference.
Tin trriliji" rorp linn oof Ixj anxrfl "At. t.V?A
same time, we wish all who contemplate
stock speculating to understand that, inorder
to make the largo profits we speak
of, they have to risk the money they invest."
This looks very much as though
that double privilege business was auction,
and that the single and simple
privilege the speculator has is to pay his
money and?lose it. Very few of the
un initiated go into Wall street and come
out with any "privilege" in their pockets.
The demoralizing effect of such
ventures is more than pecuniary loss,
and no wise man will deal in them.?
New York Express.
Questions and Answers.
How many tons of hay are contained
in a stack whose circumference is sixtyseven
feet, and height 205 feet, a ton
measuring 512 cubio feet ? Answer.
About 143. ' *
"What is the best and most convenient
article for oovering steam pipes running
to radiators for heating public or private
buildings? Answer. Felt bouud in canvas.
When laid in a box underground,
whit is the best filling ? Answer. Plaster
of paris. Would you paint the pipes
With coal tar before covering or filling ?
Answer. Give them a coat of red lead
paint. Is coal tar a conductor of heat ?
Answer. Yes.
At what season of the year is it best
to trim trees and bushes, and why ?
Answer. Timber trees are usually felled
in the winter, when the trunks and bark
are free from sap. Fruit trees are
trimmed in the spring, that the vigor of
?V%avt KA in fKn fwnif
liuc muc uuCMj tro t/a^/viiv*vv4 au vuv xaiuvj
instead of on the growth of the tree.?
Scientific American'.
A Famous Cake,?Fonr pounds of
flour, two pounds of butter, and two of
sugar. Stir the bntter a^l sugar together
thoroughly, then mix half of it
with the flour, together with a tumblerful
of good home-made yeast, and one
quart of warm milk. Beat it and pat it
with both hands until the ingredients
are thoroughly mixed, then let it stAnd
in a warm place until it is light, say five
or six hours. Then add the remainder of
butter and sugar, two-pounds of raisins,
and a small quantity of pulverized mace.
This may stand over night, and put in
paDS for baking early in the morning.
It should rise in the pans, and then
bake an hour in a slow oven. This cake
requires no eggs, and is used by economical
housekeepers in winter, when eggs
are dear. The loaves, nicely frosted,
will be preserved moist for a long time.
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Col. Uowen Invited to Raise an\^-nth
Ironclad Tessel?Carrying the El
(Steamboats over Bars?A IJftlnff Poh^
of 25,(XX) Tons. ;>' V
Gol. John E. Gowen, of New York
city, having^been officially invited by ^
the British admiralty t6 offer propos- E
als for raising the ironclad Vanguard, I*
sunk off Wicklow He%& a*8un reporter *
called at his office. 'He foupd the en- ^
gineer on the point.. ?f dispatching his ^
reply to the lord coiumissioTters of the fl<
British admiralty. \ 8I
"Col. Gowea^ said the importer,
"the Sun would be pleased to know the *?
nature of the invitation yon htf*e re- w
ceived from her majesty's servioe rela- f8
tive to the proposed raising e#dhe ^
Vanguard, and the cause which sag- n
gested it" ' ' v>v
" The invitation," replied ^aeolone\ J*
f " came officially direct from the secre- 111
tary of the admiralty, and the reason 08
that it is extended is that the English
engineers are afraid, or, at least, un- 40
willing to undertake the task. The
English, as a nation, are the best engi- ^
neers on the face of the earth, so long
as they have a leader to map out the
I .0 il 1! 1 i. Al A LI
course 01 meir actiua; uut tuejr ore uut -imbued
with a progressive end fearless "
i individuality sufficiently strong to enable
them to strike out boldly, and assume
; personal responsibilities after the true,
American fashion. The English presi, J*
and naturally the London Times, has
ridiculed the idea of any man attempt- P.1
ing to raise the Vanguard,* and charac- ?!
terizes as unqualified, stupidity the J1
proposal of an American to essay what **
an Englishman fails ty accomplish. I
am confident that I can do tfe work, and
my confidence is'fully warranted by past
experience in similar enterprises. I ha^e
perfected plans for raising the vessel,
the invention of which I do not lay
claim to, because I do not believe that 81
any person really invents anything, but .
I do assert that the application of old
modes and principles developed is en- a
tirely new and original with myself;
There is no question of the feasibility of ^
the experiment/ I raised seventy-e.ight
vessels for the Imperial Russian govern- a
ment, whose dead weight averaged w
5,000 tons, and I could have raised dead
weights of 20,000 foriS by the same ma- 05
chinery by a simple extension of its 85
area. Subsequently I projected machinery
for carrying vessel* across the 18
bar at the 'mouth of the Mississippi P
river, where *1 had a lifting power of .
25,000 tons, the efficacy of which Iras y
certified to by Gen. McCleUan, as well
as Gen. Humphries, engineer-in-chief .
of the United States. The Vanguard is f1
in no more exposed position than Ihe J*1
Rnssinn vessels were in the roadstead at _
Sebastopol, and the difference in depth
is no serioos detriment to its positive
recovery." ~ M
"What is the weight oU the Van- **
guard ?" - " J
44 Eight thousand five hundred tons." J1.1
44 How long will it require to i?se it ?"
44 About two weeks, after all arrange- *e
ments are perfected." - ' lS
44 Oolonef, what will be yottr terms for M
executing tho Work?" ,w
441 propose tbat the British govern- v
meet shall defray all expenses, includ- F1
ing those incurred by the oanbtruction
of the machinery. The cost attending' P1
the work will be from ?75 000 to ?100,- P?
000, or nearly $500,000. After the ves- ?*
sol is raised, the materials and machin
ery would be worth about 'twenty-five
per cent, of their original eosl I will
superintend personally the oonstruc- 013
tion of the machinery and recovery of 01
the-ship, and after she is traised, the ^
admiralty may give me such sum as they .51
may think proper for my. services. .1
don't want to make money bythe operation.
I simply want to sboWthe Euglish
that Ajnerican talent and energy is P
not to be sneered at *As Ml. Pick- J*
wick says, I merely wish to*.4 sustain a 111
44 What other recognition have you
received from European governments
on account of your .capabilities as an *
engineer?" A> in
441 was knighted by the Emperor of m
Russia, the Emperor of France, the P(
King of Italy, and the Sultan of Turkey, ^
iuoousiderationof my%ervioes in raising- SI
the Russian fleet, but I assure you tljat P1
such honors are not calculated to ^
awaken egotism." , . -1*
A Sweet Domestic Scene.
A correspondent of tlie Providence g<
(R. I.) Journal writes from that city to al
say : At noontime I often take a walk d<
on tho park promenade, and about that cc
hour may be seen women with pails, bi
etc., bringing dinners to their husbands, T
who labor on the streets. A woman o*
came, met her husband, and they-seated ti
themselves on the greensward, and fi<
wpread on the grass the dinner, he giving
the wife some of the edibles."'After a
drinking from tile pail he gave it t$ her, 01
gave her a kiss, and went to his wwtfc* ^
and she to her happy home. On one of m
the benches sat a man and wife; she had es
brought his dinner. After' gobbling it &i
down he took up the pail, and, after m
tasting it, dashed the contents into" her s;
face and went to his work. The .poor th
woman, taking her shawl, wiped her d<
face, gathered up her pail, etc., and tl
started for her miserable home. I want- T
ed to put mv cane over the brute's h ad, w
but I fearedne would be too much for ei
me, and let him go. * hi
Young Keizle's Awakening."My
son," said old Keizl'e, appearing
at the head of the stairs with a buspicious
looking strap in his hand, "it
is now the rose tone of mom, - and 0j
Aurora shines high in the if&kvens, ^
warming'the heart of'the larfc as he 8}
soars aloft filling the air with his tnelo- e3
dies. Awake, my son, and brCathe thou CT
the freshness of the new-born day I" K
"Let the world heave on its ocean noise,
I ask but sleep," said Tom, op he pulled
the blankets close about and turned
over; but old Keizlo was not to be trifled
with, and, gathering the blankets in one !M
hand, he roared: "But, my.son, the g<
bnsy day, waked by the lark, hath hi
roused the ribald crow, and them in- li
fern al hogs are in the cornfield raisin' 1$
blazes with the fodder! Git up, yon oi
lazy, Snorin' hound yon, or I'll blister
your bide wuss'n a yellow jacket!" B
come I" replied Tom, as he rose from <x
i his couch of reet and rye straw with pi
I alacrity of a streak of spring lightniipg*>ti
Thousand Dollars for the Wife ef ft
New York Waiter?The Enoraon.
Growth ef an Eccentric Soonest.
most absorbing incident upon
biQB%^gene Sue founded his wonderil
storpk*ije ??Wandering J err," has
jry recenfl5*j-,een duplicated in New
ork city. ancTS^gjj-dg additional proof
iat "truth is Prasmger than fiction."
t the close of tK^ve^ 1755 there
Durished in the city orsqupeiihagen a
>eculative burgher, but O^ng to the
itional troubles of the .p$Vxj his
irtune was involved in a seriesofe^aiaiters,
which at that tiine befell the
intile community. From the ruins or
is wealth he collected three thousand
x dollars with which to start the world
lew. His changed condition made him
)th cautious and eccentric, and retaing
only one-third of the amount, he
used the remainder to be inveetl
for the benefit of his doiar?/lnr\f
c nr>/l nnlrr\AW n 4a lava wnfo
^uucuivoy nuu iiii nnvwju w um iruv
id children made a willy-which-pro
ided that of the money 80 applied
either principal nor interest auould be
ist?4>ed for one hnndred years from
le Ay of Jais death, but that after that
me the accumulated proceeds of the
rigitol bequest should be equally
lvide4 among all his surviving next of
in. She testator died in 1773. After
is dsfth, the insignificance of the inaritanse,
coupied with the singular
rovisiou attached to its disposition,' exted
such little interest among his reiaves
thafcin a few years the whole mat>r
seems to have been forgotten. Borne
vo year! ago, however, a Danish law?r,
while examining the records in the
dice of tljff register of wills, at Copenigen,
dis^vered the carious will reared
to, tud forthwith proceeded to
>ek the heirs for what had become an
lormous estate.
After much patient investigation he
arned that Is addition to k number of
istant relations scattered through Gertany,
France and England, a Mrs.
alius Knochsoduppnl, a native of
'amburg, Germany, an^nowresicliug in
comfortable little cottare at H<$>oken,
as one of ninety legal claimants to the
itate of the Dahish merchant, and beime
entitled to Eighty thdpsand dollars
i her share of a property nW estimated
i worth over eight millionsX This lady
about twenty-five years a age, preossessing
In features, mediW height,
ionde hair, blue efes, and isVpf arentas
jolly in ten^erament w (die is
ixonxin appearance. She has Wo chilren
living, and &la(Aa moths^Vho redes
with her, and (W neatness of her
3me attests bar qaflbfoa Wm: -good- 3tisewife.
She was parried icrl8&4a..
llius Knochenduppul, a Gahi^ about
tirty yeys of age, fiwjreafs Inlployed
i waiter at the lunch ^ountei; #f a Wall
id New street restaurant. in New Tork.
absequeutly he was junkm^y^d, but
oring the past year h? obtaiWd a.poerioxi
in the ladies' roam at Hpaquin'^
atanrarifc wh*r? he WniinaMBM Oc
>ber 6. On the morning dt the 5th
T8. Knoclienduppul and he||mother
ere startled by theredpipt of A oflloial-sealed
letter beajMg the DaMfth p06i
ark. This bore aut entio tilings of '
?r good fortarife, an requeped her ^
esenee in Copenhagi i as spfedily as'
jssible, in - order to o itain he&portion
the legacy. The ne ly-madifceiress
as almost beside herst f with ,
On the following n orning Bar husind
proceeded as usu 1 to perlpm Ms
istomary duties at tl b reetatflant, in
der not to inconvenie ioe his employer,
ho, upon being info med of l? cirLmstances
above related, at omb supied
the plaoe of the ?nriched jjraiteu
33 news of this remarkable affairjpread .
pidiy, and a- well-knowp lawyerjt once' '
aced a loan of several thoufianfwollara
Mr. Knochenduppul'^ disposal |6 aid.
m to the Bcene of his- newly-ac|uire4- ,
salth. I ^ T; i
Styles and Factions. | 1
The Providence Journal relatA?-tLe j
cident of a lady entering a fashidtable \
illinery store in Boston, for thegpur- 1
)se of having a little alteration jaade
i the face trimming of her bcfenet.
le selected a flower Writable fqf 4he
lrpose from those laid petore nejgfum
ie desired change was quioklv effected.
> was fi single rose With'^delicate teraj
tached'to it. "How: much shvl I
iv ?" she asked the modiste. ^Ten
>llars,"M is the reply. jUpon t hp the
x)d, honest, old-fashioned editor porizes
that if a single'Vflcwer costs,{ten
hilars, what will "alovi of a bonnet"
*t with all the fashionable adjndcp of
irds, wings, feathers, laces and floppy
hen he delves hack into the dee&rre>8se8
of the-long past and recalls ike
me when twenty-five dollars was jiltrfnent
allowance for a year's millhifejry,
ren for a fashionable oitfit, including
new winder bonnet and a new snnjpar i
ie, while the last year's bonnets alttod <
(d to look as good as new answered for
bre ordinary; occasions. Then tfoe
me before nitja visions of bright ws
id pretty faces that he saw under ta|e ,
ade over bonnets, looking quiteMs
reet and attractive as the maidens!of
ie present extravagant and degenenfe
iys. Those, however, were dayMij'
ie song says, " too beautiful to la&r
hey must nave been lon^ before fll
ar times, before the vulgar show Al
ctraWtganoe had been inaugurated tM
is led our women into the adoption'
ie enormities perpetrated under aft
une of fashion. If women only knat
)w ridiculous some of the latest
died styles of bonnets make them A] 1
3ar to the male eye, it is just possif?
lat a reform might be effected. To Uv.
f extravagance to the avjerage ninj'
enth century woman, is very much liji
lowing a red cloth to a bull and mereA '
[cites her to anger. . Turn her to ri?
lie and, like man, she is much most 1
adily vanquished. 11
An Innoeent Man. j
The Boston Globe say a: The case of
[oses F. Wheeler, pardbned by the ;
3vernor, appears to be one of peculiar
aidship. He has been serving out a
fe sentence in the State,prison sine*
$68, having been convicted, of the crim^
f arson for setting fire to the First. Par-$
h chnroh and a dwelling house in>
righton, Mass., and if the death-bed^
infession of a woman, upon wliidh hi#
u*don was secured, is true# he was enrely
innocent oi the crime.
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Your First Sweetheart
Yon can never forget her. She is so
vonug and innooentind pretty. She
had snch a way of looking at yon over
her book at church. She alone, of all
the world, did not think you a boy of
eighteen, bnt wondered at your size and
learning, and your faint foreshadowing
of a sandy mustache, and believed you ,
every inch a man. When at those stupid
evening parties, where boys and girls j
who should have been eating suppers of .
bread and milk, and gone to sleep hours
before, waltzed and flirted, and made
themselves sick over oysters and champagne,
you were favored with a glanoe
.of her eye, or a whisper of her lip, you ,
Nkcended to the seventh heaven unme- ,
dihWy. When once upon a memorable \
ove, 9Wpolked with young Smith, and ,
never evfi^jooked at yon, how miserable
von were. *^s funny to think of now; j
but it was not numv then, for vou were
awfully in, earnestSL Onoe, at a picnic,
she wore a white ahqa, and roses '<
twined in her hair, an\. she looked so ;
much like a- bride you faS^v trembled.
Sometimes you thought, in\nst such
snowy costume, with just sucb^ossoms ,
in her hair, she might stand before the ,
altar, and you, most bies9sd ofSall ,
mortals, might place a gold ring upo^ 1
her finger; and when you wereN^ft i
alone with ner for a moment, some of-,
your thoughts would form themselves
into words, and though she blushed and
ran away, and would not let you Mas
her, she did not seem to be angry. And <
then, when you were somewhat parted a ,
little while, and when you m^Again she
was walking with a gentlemim, a iarge, '
full grown, whiskered man, of twenty- ,
e ght or thirty, and had neither word nor |
smile for you, and some well meaning ,
gossip informed you soomafterwaSu that t,
she was " engaged " to trotaUg?nfcleman ^
with black whiskers, sfcid that "lTWaa.A A
splendid match "?it Was terrible news to (
yon, then, and sent you off to some ,
busy town far from yotbr native place, j
where, after a good deal.of youthful j
grief, and many resolutions to die and 1
haunt her, you recovered $pnr oqfca 1
nimity, and began to call loVe stuff and
nonsense." You have a riclvwile of your ]
own now, and grown-up $iildtfa?-ay,
even two or three toddling grandeEklren
-ttbont your hearth; your hair is gray, j
and you lock your heart up in the fire- ,
proof safe at your counting house when (
yon go home at nighi And you thought .
you had forgotten that little episode of <
your nineteenth year, until the other day ,
you lead her death in the papers. You {
know she was a stout lady who wore i
glasses, and has died older than she wae j
in that olden time; but your heart went* (
back, and t sew htf smjjjpg jfe 4
hhwtmB. T'ttr <
face, and yourself a boy again, dreaming {
of weddiugroWh and rings, and you Jaid 1
your gray old he&d upon your, office \
desk, and wept for the memory of your ,
fira^ love. ^ # (
A Bad Appetite. j
Tti referring to the arrest of the mas-, <
ter of the little boy acrobat, Prinoe 1
Leo, in N#w York, the World says: i
"Rnf. with whom lies, after all. the true i
responsibility for the existenoe of shames h
and scandals such as this ? Is it not <
clear that the public themselves have (
themselves to thank for it? The Gom- i
prachicos would never have been at the (
trouble of1 slashing the faoes at babies: \
into' caricatures of humanity, or of
breaking their backbones, or dislocating ]
their limbs, had not the average civilize- (
tion of the times been so low and the <
average taste of the times been so de- {
praved that monsters were sure to be f
regarded with delight mid amuflejpjpit (
rather than with pity and with pain, i
Men like the father and the lessee of j
"Prince Leo" would oertainlv hate.^
found something better to do than to y
train a trembling child to rival# torn oat f
on a clothes line, if tbey had not known ?
that hundreds and thousands of their ]
fellow citizens of both sexes would \
gladly give a considerable fee to look j
upon a trembling child attempting, at [
the risk of its life, po rival a tom cat on y
^ clothes-line. The demand creates the \
Ripply. The vulgar and stupid popular [
appetite for spectacles flavored with the
syice of cruelty and of danger to the
pnformers, breeds such brutal fathers
arid villainous speculators as those with
whom tardy justice is dealing to day in ^
Nor York. Let them be chastised and c
locked up by all means. But let every i
uukl and every womaQ, too, who rejoices j
to know that they are tobechistieed and fc
locked ap, ask himself mid herself to- t
day whether he or she is after all really \
without sin in the matter. For the vital J
thing to aim at is not so much that poor v
little." Prince Leo " should be rescued \
from his dreadful trade, though that is r
well, .or that the tormentors of poor lit- J,
tie " prinoe Leo " should be themselves 6
Uelivtred oyer to too tormentors, q
though that also is well, but that the g
wholebnainess of tormenting poor little v
Prinot Leoe should be put an end to in ^
the only efficient Mbrby so purifying B
and efo voting the ^^ular tyste as to f
m is the exhibition of Prinl$ Laos as 8
anremtnefativeas in the qyesof civilized 8
humanity it is repulsive aijd disgusting. t
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-*. 'The Tables Tailed.
K-i? f
An inttance of marvelous astutSneee c
onttiepiart of a detective is reported *
from Plrmoutb, England. It seems F
that a pqnoe officer from Liverpool was a
dispatched to Jamaica to bring home a
defaulting cashier, yho absoonded to
that island some months ago. x The detective
landed at Plymouth with his
prisoner, 'jrhom he haa safely brought a
home, the'only drawback to the success c;
of his mission being, that the prisoner n
is nowatJax?e and the detective is him- a
self in custody. The contretemps hap- tl
pened nrtiirftrise:. On arrival at Ply- ?
month the detective and his charge pro- ]j
ceeded to ia hotel, where the latter, tak- c
tug advantage, it is stated,"of his cus- p
lodian having fallen anleep in the amok- h
kig rooinof the establishment, "stopped ti
lut," and haa not seen fit to return. "J
The Liverpool authorities, being much o
moyed at the disappearance of the de- d
faulting eashier, have arrested the de- 1
recti ve. Thoy have, therefore, some- n
j^pg to show as the result of tb^ir .ex- p
n . ,
A Strma?e Sttry ?f . BMnrrath Wwrtry
by Sailors ! Four Dead Bodies on a Keef.
On the .thirtieth of Ootobefthe brig
Palo Alto arrived in Mew York bringing
Frederick Hodman and three sailors of
the brig Helen G. Bid), which was lost
oh the twenty-fifth of September on Damas
Key, off the Cubanooast. Frederick
Hoffman tells the foUbwinglnterestrag
story in oonnection with the loss of
the Helen Gh.Bich:
On tiw fiBday after the wrecked
vessel wept ashore on the Damaa Key,
Hoffman noticed, on a,key not far away,
several polerstapding in the rooks. He
directed the attenlfon^f the captain to
them, and offeredtogobottothe spot
andnsoertain if another wreck badtaken
place. A boat was manned, and Hoff.
man rowed over wiflfctaw men, the die.
V - ' -1 - I A.
cance oemg aoou* two mum. uu approaching
die shore they were surprised
to diaoorrecv totals submerged, the hull
of an iron Teasel, dismasted, but otherwise
apparently intact.
Upon going aahore^they fond many
evidences of the wreck. Bite of -masts,
spars and sails, and here and there some
cordage, were stream, along the net
The key was about fire hundred feet in
length. Near by * ashere they had landed
tfcbjuMwr* orwaTar structure, roughly
tkrown^getl|a&*>f stones piled a foot
or with hahAes,
Were hastily and beaikth thp
coverings were-found the bodies of two
remains^ examined the olothingin
their identi%^Not^g wa?mimd,
however.' *^xne bodies i ;&oth lay flat on
rocki, T^h^beds staffed with wool
beneath them, and had^iwllowB staffed
with thef-aaJQW mitterxal under their
I Under tfag&ass of timber! and drift
wood at .one side of tip hnt in wh^ii the
two bodies were found another and
pantaloon^and boots. This, like the
ether two. was bacfiv deoomxxMed. narttr
Iried and pertly rotted, with the-fleiji
slinging in spots to the face and body.
1 few hairs still adhered to the head and
^ ^ dtaonptton ofta? face
Searching stall further, on the oppoaitaJ
;hird shelter^ in which was still anS^im
^msUhe1^1 with
spread On ea^ek^M^y'ttta^inia^^g
$o other*bodieB were found. From the
Hangings pieked up along the reef it
van consider^ beyond doubt that the
ressel waa a brig, and that she had been
wrecked nearly a year. The hull was on
iJUe -inner side of the reef, fun AM
probablv-been driven there fyr a horn*
jane. The stern of the vessel ,**8 so*
leep undef water that the name ooold
sot be seen, nor conltLit be fonnd on
my of the timbers which had formed
he covering of the huts.
On returning to the Dams* Key,
doffman related what bfchad seen to the
nptain, and on his arrival in Sagua la
ftande, after rowing with three men in
inopd?fcoat far sixty-seven miles, in
search of snooor, he reported his diaoov?ry
to the Amerioan "consul. He had
lot heard whether any effort had since
seen made to ascertain the name of t^a.
ressel, nor had he heard ofacy missing
ressel whose description would oorretpond.
with that of the one ha and the
teamen, of the Helen O. Bich had found.
?rom the fact thai not a particle of ship
iread .or anything else eatable* could. be
onndin the neighborhood of the dead
>odiea, Hoffman and his companions
eere led to the oonplnsuwthat they Had
)een starved to death* rffte bodies were
ef t as they ureredoun& V
- . .s *-;
as a Catting Instrument.
A few years ago it aame into the head
>f jpme one to utilize the cutting power
>f sand, as shown in its effects where it
9 blown against the glass of lighttoufles.
The sand-blast-?an instrument
?y means of which fine, sharp sand 4?
hrown against the surface to be cot?
raa the result, and its practical value
ias nqjg been demonstrated in such a
ariety of methods and applications as
o admit-of.so doubt in regard to its
>ermaneat phteo.su operative mechansms.
It reprbd^ses on glass the finest
teel engravings; it carves the most
leliaate designs op out glass; it engraves
cameos, andW does in flvwminites
that which lakes the most industrious
stone-cutter hours to accomplish,
olid granite-and marble dissolving beore
it quicker than snow melts in * hot
un. And all this is the result of the
imple principle that sand will act upon
he snriaoe of glass and other minerals.
>ut ndt upon any vegetable or animal
ubstanoe; so when a surface of glass or
tone is partially covered with paper,'
JUhU, iCMUCl) (JJLWWJ, V* >w?) WV .. I ?
rill fall harmlessly away from the
taper, eta, but will eat into the mineral
s certain as acids eat into steeL
Small Change.
There seems to be a misunderstanding
bont the printing of fractional curreny.
The Treasury department has made
o change' in its work of redeeming
rornont scrip with new, and not even
he printing of ten-oent pieces has beeh
topped. Though it has been so pubshed
very extensively, there can be no
ontractjon in the volume of fractional
aper currency till ooin is ready to
?ne, except, of oonrse, such contraoion
jg is incidental to the redemption,
."new fifty-cent note is iasned because
f the connterfeiting of the note of that
enomination heretofore in circulation,
he mints are constantly employed in
laking silver coins, and whenever the
roepaots of the goldm|9dc?t add the
onditiofopf business render the effort
e> exchatve silver for paper possible the
Toper's Soliloquy.
Leavee har? their time to fell.
And so likewise hare I;
Tha reason, too'a the ?mi
Both ootaee of getting dry.
Bat here's the difference twist them and mo?
I falle more harder and more frequently* t 9
Ite-ns af Interest
If captains rere less wrecklea*, there
Would be 1ms rrrecka. #^1 I'M
In the last nine months the raloA of
steam engines exported? from Great
Britain was owet $11,000,000, and last
year about $12 000f000.
A Cincinnati merchant has a pair of
shoes made in 1776, daring the times
that tried mien's soles, and he proposes
to exhibit them at the Centennial
Ifoheses hAs often been used for feed
aI all V.njia Ktif {I rnn eriv?*
uig ewuee^y* mm iwm #*?? ? j ~ ? Q- ?
mangel wursel they oontain a* much
sugar as is desiiable in cattle food.
Sugar (and probably melaaaea) doea in
jure fecundity. ^ T
Many very good people are annbyad
by sleepiness in church. The following
remedjus recommended : Lift the foot
seven niches from the floor, and hold it
in suspense without support for the
limb, and repet i the remedy if the attack
A little boy, aged four, whose mamma
upon* whioh^hls heart was desperatoly
set, finding that there was no hope for
him, bunt intc a passion of tears and
exclaimed : " Well, then, Wfafct did tSfey 4
born me for?"
A little mi?* upon bt*g OB* Hj
bantered because she waa. a girl, and
having rejweserted to her that boys wars
much more useful creatures in the work),
although they were usually more - 4Jb
ble, was asked if she dfif not wish she a
.werea-boy.. 44 No, indeed," she quiety jf
^lied ; 441'Se worse than most boy^..^g^
weakening and udriRious to inix fresh.,
food with that v hK is partly digested}
and the stomal also upeds reek altar
the labor of digesting a meal. In grown
persons four or five hoars'should intervene
between es oh meal. Children w?
are growing fast need a simple luncheon
of brad between moll, "r
A boy of five years wasAho.gihlgjpy *
playing beside a millpood ?B?r
field, Mass., ii company withW3Hfc
bprf wag cat ui to bage jde<^^^rai*on
hic^y poles, and hung oyer the flre^
siSferiittfaigi .
cipe that BangWc doctors goarant****
iufaUible. Ait small piece* ?f
nooeroa born and elephants' tnaka,
teeth of tigers, croeodfra;and bed*/ ? *'?.
tare? portions of the bones ef tuI tores,
gn^ ^Uwwa; a Wiatpf a stag
and a bison a horn, and a nmnUe piece .
of sandal wood; reduce the whole to
~~?'*? ?fc viih aaU water on a
pvwuw OUW uu < ? ?
stone. Half the potion is to be
loved by the patient, and tne rest is to.
be nibbed ovjp bis body.
gBS&jift-ll+l , I U "l
Thought* for Salnrday TS\ghU
f It is bettor to Trample an enemy lhaa
to conquer him.
I Lave lonnd it bard to persuade men
that death is sunrise. ^'
Death has this also, that it opeuetfc
the gate to good ame and extinguishes
" Thou shalt not get found out" is
not one of God's commandments, and
no man can be saved by toying to Lost?iesterdar,
bet "feeel sunrise and #
sunset, two golden hours, each set with
sixty diamond minutes. No reward is
offered, as they are gone forever.
Hannah More add to Horace Wal~
pole: "If I wanted to i?unish an enemy...
it should be by fastening an him the
trouble of constancy hating somebody."
At what employment would you havfev
death find you ? l?or nay part, I would *
have it to be some humane, beneficent,
public-spirited, noble action.
A young Southern lady objected to .
the seeming impropriety of carrying her jpK
petty cares to the Almighty God, as advised
by her colored " mamma," because
they were so petty. "Bress ye,
w? ? Annt. MiHv'a wise reolv.
>9o dey la; but doj?.lfe the trouble* ,
yen's got !"
A child will infer tram the spirit"
which pervades a household, whether
the kingdom of fce*ven is * fact or a fie*
tion. If it concludes it to be a fiction,
how most the- soul suffer. If itjfeels .j'jRg
and knows it to be a glorious end joyful
truth that heaven is near and above us,
how will the spirit be daily dvMm ftp* .
ward and onward?
as unintended. Cbst then
they^are^anT^^so^fron thei^l^^^gBB
our hearts fchwrtd be swept dlean .of*
them, whitMB
the largest a ltd Hhw?e?.

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