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I4o matter wMck way I tsn,
I alwaya tad la Ux Book of LiJt .
Boai leaaoa I ha to leara. ,
I moat Uka aT tara at tae mill,
I mam rrtni nut tw
I mnat work atmy tuk wttfe a rtsaolaU wtn.
mA VTOI aafaUaaW -
Wf cannot macara tha sod -
Of eves ta tiniest fawer,
Sor cbeck the Sow of the roidea aanda
That raa threach aelnele hoar.
Bat the moraiag aewi maat fall.
And the aan and the Haner rata
Mart do thetr part, and perform Uan
Oter and over again.
O and orer afaln
The brook throofh the meadow flown,
AD4 orer aad over again
The ponderona mill-whMl roes.
Once doing will not aafflcT
Thonph doing be net in nits r
n4 a bieaaing, tailing a onoe or twice,
Way come, if we try again.
' ath that baa one been trod
-vr a roach to the bet ;
' leaaon we once have learned
r ao hard to repeat.
aorrowfnl tear nay fall,
" he heart to ita depth be driven
Mrm an?tempet. we need them aQ
o render na meet for Heaven.
Sclcctcb iltisctllonn.
Anecdote of 8nu HonstoBs
Gen. R. B. Marct's chapter ot " Bor
tier lteminiscncea," in the Julj number
of Harper i Magatint, contains the lollow
inz sDeciote of 0n. Hnnston :
One dny, m Generals Houston tnd
Rusk; accompanied by Adjutant General
M'Cloud, were promeDading arm in arm
thruun the streets or the town, which
rere gwarmiog with the disbanded ro'.un
tecrs, many of them collected in pronps
tunoaiMiofr toe propriety or the t'resident s
ordr, their attention was called to a stal
worth young backwool8man, dresmd from
lica l lo foot in buckskin, who had evidently-
taken ccreral drinks of whisky.
ana was kjuaiy ana Tenemenuy expv
, JiatiDR to those aronod bim, and makinfr
rtqacnt, and not Terr complimentary, ate
jf " Sam. Houston's" name.
General Houston, who could not aroid
, hearing some of their allusions, turned to
bis companions and said i "it appears to
tie, General Rusk; that you do not pre
serve very good discipline in your com
M They have been disbanded, and I hare
nothing further to do with them," replied
theGeueraL "Moreover," he added, " I
am of the opinion that it would not be so
easy a matter to stop their talking, even if
uicy were still in service."
" Come along with me, gentlemen, and
11 show you bow to quell such disgrace-
L 'ful xttib"!tions,, said Houston.
Tbe others merely observed that they
would like to witness the performance,
and followed mto the packed crowd,
which made way for tbe distinguished
personages, enabling them to penetrate
to the side of the noisy orator, who still
continued his vociferous harangue, ac
companied by the most violent gesticula
tions ana contortions of his arms and
Walking deliberately np to him and
laying his hand upon his shoulder, the
General, in a mild but emphatic tone,
said: "Are you not aware, my young
friend, that you are disturbing the peace
and quiet of this respectable community,
and that too, sir, in the presence of the
President of the Republic f ,
"The fellow suddenly ceased speaking
at this unexpected interruption ; and turn
ing upon the bugh individual wto ad
dressed him (he did not know the Gen
eral it seemed), he, in a very low but firm
tone of voice, while his eyes flashed fire,
" Are you Sam Houston, the President!"
"Yes, my vourir friend. I have the
Honor to bar that distinguished cogno-
"The young giapjrthen drew back a step
? two, and concentrating all hii power
tl energies ip,iO the effort, sprang like an
rfuriated t'vger upon the astonished Gen
. cral, knocking him down, and at the same
ttme excjAiming : : 'We!l, d n you, old
-iJousjiDn, you are the very man I wanted
to see.' He was immediately pulled off
by the spectators, and proceeded with his
interrupted declamation as if nothing had
happened, while the General retired to his
lodgings, felly convinced that his friend
Rusk was do disciplinarian."
Romance of a Pair 9t Stockings and a
Chicagw uirL
Makt of the boys of the 53d Masachus
eelts regiment who were with Weitzel's
brigade when the charge wu made on the
works at Port Hudson, will remember
well the gallant defense which three or
four men made at tbe salient it was ex
pected this brigaue would take and bold
until Paint's division could come up. One
of those men, so a native of Port Hudson
told us, resided on a plantation about
nine miles from tbe landing, near a farm
now owned by Moody Brothers, from
Massachusetts. None of tbe men who
saw him with his " mueket clubbed " that
day will doubt his being a brave man.
He was afterwards captured at unat
tanooga and taken to Camp Douglas,
Chicago, where he remained nearly six
months. About a year before his capture
be had been among a party who seized a
supply train of the Federals, near Corinth,
Mies. In a box of stores belonging to the
Sanitary Commission be found a pair of
blue cotton socks, and when he drew them
on be discovered the following note in
fide :
'Kommer: Wbonncver thoa art, wear theae
orka, 1th the comrorting assurance that the
fimrero that knit tiiem were supplied with life
froia a warm and sympa'h'xln; heart.
LizeikV. Ucr, Cnlcago.'"
This short letter (which war printed in
the Louisiana papers at the time) was
called t mind ono day at Cmp Douglas
when he was putting on the stockings,
and he resolved, for the fun of it, to write
to her and tell bcr the history of the pair
of socks. This he did, and soon after re
ccived a call at his quarters from Miss Gee
and her father, lie did not see her or
hear from her afterward until he was
again in tbe Southern army and stationed
at Harper s Ferry. There the company
in which he was Lieutenant captured a
squad of cavalry, and among tbe number
was the oniy Droiuer oi juisa iimie v.
Gee. Every kindness which could be dons
f.r a prisoner was done for young Gee by
his new acquaintance, and when, shortly
after, G:e was paroled, he was the sworn
friend of the Confederate , Lieutenant.
When the war closed they had some cor
respondence, and the Confederate soldier
was invited up to Chicago to attend the
wedding of young Gee's sister. When he
got there, much to his surprise, the ex
Confederate found that Gee had two sis
ters, and that the one about to be married
was not the one he had seen. The rest of
the story i told in a twinkling. He mar
ried the sister that knit the stockings. For
the details of the latter part of this ro
mance, see "everybody's experience,"
such as sihs, palpitating hears, a little
moonlight, and silly resolves to die or
. win her." The matters which concern
lovers were not told ns to circulate. But
the story itself we feel satisfied is a true
one, as the address of the -firm in Chicago,
of which the bridegroon is a member,
lies before us in our diary as we write.
Or. Jjotton Traveller, i .
In Victoria, rabbits area great nuisance.
A letter from a farmer of Colac was read
in the Legislative Assem Wy of that colony,
sUting that between April, 1863, and the
clise of the year, he )&d 100 men em
9 pVyed in extirpating them, and they
killed 2 000,000, at an Expense to tbe em
ployer of 5,000. Thisyear he has sixty
men engaged in the Same work. It is
brought likely that tin impossibility of
extirpating the pests bn large runs will
lasten the division of the land into small
A wondkrtcl, submarine steamship
ias been examined rod approved by the
Prussian Admiralty,) It is a modification
of the American moiitor system, the deck
and a r t alone bUng above water or
Ji&i , wt the vessel is capable of en-
. trnvj.mersion, and can make an attack
With submarine cannon and torpedoes, or
tail under the water during a storm.
) As English paper says it is not an un
' common thing in tat country for ladies
traveling is first-clus rail war carriages
to cut down and cany away the silk cur
tains of the window, for the purpose of
. making aprons of them. 8o general
did the practice became on one line that
all new curtains wen made of a material
that was not worth staling.
i Dr. Clag-gett, of HL Louis, H&. writes
to the Journal, tf Jlortitmliurt that
timothy should not be out until tbe seed
la rire. or nearly sa He save that it is
not only heavier for animal food, but more
nutritive, pound for pound, than when
ent to Moom- -
Who is the aiave of old ocean The
' THE (yOTJTMihlfX : ' - 1RRAT.T) !
By -Il'rol H. Horalcy.
Oxcb upon a time there lived In a cer
tain country a great king named Tsar Be
rendi, who had such a long beard that it
hung down to his very knees. He bad
been long married, but had never had anv
children, and this vexed him very much ;
tin one day ne was so distressed at the
thought of having no son to succeed to
his throne that he determined to set out
and travel over his whole kingfcm, in
the hope of diverting himself a little.
Accordingly off he started, and having
traveled about for a long time he turned
his face homeward, and was not far from
his capital, when, one terribly hot day, be
round himself in the middle or a great
wide plain with not a drop of water left
in his flask. The poor king, who was
dreadfully thirsty, began to look about in
all directions for astreanvor spring where
at he might quench bis thirst, and at last.
to hit great delight, espied a clear springing'
well, la a moment ne nad jumped on nis
horse, and was running full speed toward
the well, and wben he reached it the first
thing he saw was a golden goblet floating
on the surface.
" Not a bad idea f" thought the king, and
he stretched out his band to take it ; but
he goblet was too quick fi r him, and
slipped through his fingers. He clutched
at it again and again, now with his right
hand, now with his left, and then with
both at once ; but the goblet still glided
away, and at last dived, like a fish, right
down to the bottom, and then came np
K5i -
"Wait a Div said toe king, savagely;
rn have a drink for all that, without
asking your help!" and with that he
threw himxelf on his knees beside the
spring, bent his head down, and took a
long draught, not observing that the
whole of his long beard was hanging
down into the water. But when he had
drunk enoutb, and wanted to rise again,
be suddenly felt that something had caught
him dv tbe heard, and would not let him
go. He pulled, and tagged, and struggled
to gt away but all in vain ; the thing,
whatever it was, held him fast He was
caught, and could not move, that was all
about it.
What's that t Let go V cried he. There
was no answer ; out all at once, as he
looked down into the well, be saw in its
depths a hu?e face, which grinned and put
out its tongue at him. At the same mo
ment he caught sight or several enormous
crab like claws, which were clenched on
his beard, and beld him down.
" King Berendi," said the face. " if you
wish me to let yon go, you must promise
to give me that thing which you postett
iciihtHit being aware of tf."
"What can that mean?" thought the
king ; " it seems to me that I know all
mv possessions he must be joking I
Very good," cried he, aloud, " it's a bar-
K"1 ... .
Dee that you rememrer your promise,
then," answered the face and disap
peared. The king, rejoiced to flnd himself once
more at liberty, mounted his horse and set
off homeward at full gallop. When he
reached the palace the first thing he saw
was tbe queen standing on the great stair
case, looking eagerly for his coming ; and
beside her stood the Liord Chamberlain,
holding a cradle covered with cloth of
gold, in which lay a beautiful baby. Then
the king guessed the meaning of his
st ranee bargain, and gave a deep groan.
That, then, is the possession which i had
without knowing it 1" thought he. w Ton
have destroyed me, you villainous sorcer
erf and he was sorely distressed; but,
putting a cheerful face on the matter, he
took the child in his arms, carried it into
the palace, petted it for a while, and put
it carefully back with his own hands into
the cradle, v-
Klng Berendi said not a word about his
adventure, but set himself to rule as before,
concealing his grief as best he might ; but
the fatal promise was ever in his mind,
and he lived in constant dread of some
one coming to carry his son away. How
ever, time went by without anything of
the kind happening ; the prince, to whom
his father gave tbe name or John, grew
up into a very fine, handsome young man;
and everything went on so well that at
last the old king quite forgot what had be
fallen him.
Now it chanced one day that Prince
John, while out hunting, lot his way,and
at last found himself in a circle of gloomy
looking pines, in the midst of which stood
a vast lime-tree, with a huge, broad trunk,
down the middle of which ran an im
mense cleft. As the prince stood gazing,
out of this cleft came creeping a strange
looking, ugly old man, with a blight green
beard, and eyes greener still.
" Good-morning, Prince John," sa'd the
old man ; " I have already been waiting a
long time for you."
" And who are you T" asked the prince,
very much astonished.
You'll find out before long," answered
tbe other; "but now go back to your
father, give him my compliments, and tell
him that it is high time to remember and
fulfill his promise to me, Good-by au
Back went Prince John, not a little puz
zled at this adventure, and he told his
father the whole story. Then the poor
old king, in his distress, forgot himself,
and let out he whole secret; but the
prince did not seem much troubled at
what he heard.
" There's no great harm done vet." said
he, " but it's time to be doing. Give me a
horse and let me' set off, and mind you tell
no one what has happened ; but if I do
not come back within a year, then be sure
that I am no longer alive."
So Prince John got ready for his jour
ney, and bade every one good-by. The
king gave him a suit of golden armor, a
sharp sword and a raven-black horse ; and
away he went merrily enough. For three
days he traveled onward, and on the even
ing of tbe fourth he came to a broad,
smooth lake, the clear water of which
mirrored the green banks that overhung
it. In the lake were swimming thirty
white ducks, and on the grass lay thirty
white drearcs. The prince leaped from
his horse, and, creeping softly to the bank,
snatched up one of the dresses and hid
himself behind a thick bush. Meanwhile
the ducks went on swimming and diving
and plashing about in the cool,
clear water, till at last they all swam
np to the bank in a row. Twenty
nine of them came out upon the grass,
and hurrying up to the dresses
put them on ; when they suddenly changed
into pretty gins, ana vanished, jjui me
thirtieth duck remained in the water,
flapping about the edge of the lake and
crying out piteonsly, as if in search of so mo
rning wnicn h naa lost, w nen toe pnnce
saw this he was sorrv for the trick he had
piayeu, and came out or hit hiding-place.
The duck lifted ita bead and said to him,
with a human vole "Prince John, rive
ma back my dress, and I will be of service
to yon;" and he had no sooner obeyed,
when lo t on the bank beside him stood a
beautiful young lady, robed in pure white,
and with long dark hair flowing over
her shoulders. She nve him her hand.
and said to him, " It is well for you, Prince
John, that you have obeyed me ; and you
shall not una m ungraterul. Know that 1
am Princess Mary, one of the thirty
daughters of the Underground King. My
father has alresdy waited a lone time for
yon, and is very angry ; but you need not
be afraid or mm, oniy mma what I tell
yon. As soon as you come into his
presence, down on your anew ana crawi
right np to him. He will begin to scold
and make a great to-do; but never mind
him, keep on crawling, and you will see
what wili happen then." .
Princess Mary stamped on the ground,
and suddenly the month of a cavern
yawned before them, and tker descended
together into the Underground Kingdom,
and stopped in front or a palace, which
was all built of red garnets, and sparkled
n. nr mn tajsxs.
Prince John went boldly into tha palace
and saw the Underground King sitting
en his throne, with claws on his hands
Instead of fingers, and small ereen eves
that glittered like emeralds. Down went
tha prince on his knees forthwith. The
king stamped, and screamed, and scolded
at nim; bat he, remembering the counsel
or rnnceai airy, kept crawling on all
fours. The Underground King made a
terrible uproar, but Prince John still
crawled and crawled ; till at last the king
himself was so tickled at the Bight that
he fairly burst out laughing.
' " It's lucky for you that you've managed
to make me laugh,' said he, " for now I'm
not going to quarrel with you ; but in re
turn for the disobedience, of your father,
who was so long in sending you here, you
must perform three tasks. Be to good as
to build me, this very night, a palace with
marble walls, a golden roof, and windows
of crystal ; there must be a garden all
round it, and ponds in the garden, and in
the ponds, minnows. If you can do it, I'll
give you my best thanks ; but if you can't
I'll cut your head off. Now bo off with
you, and good-night ; it s already late.'
" Ah ! the old wretch ! " thought Prince
John ; "see what a plan he has hit upon 1
and he went into the room which they
had given him in the palace, and sat down
very dismally, not Knowing what to do.
Suddenly a bee flew np to the window,
beat against the pane, andsvd, "Let me
in I " Prince John did so ; but instead of
the bee, in floated Princess Mary,
" Why, Prince John, what are you look
ing so grave about? asked sue. -
It's not my fault if I am grave," said
he; "do you see what a piece of work
your father has set me And what is
more, if I can't do it, he's going to cut my
head off!"
" Don't put yourself out about that, my
dear prince," said the young lady ; "just
go to sleep, and the palace shall be built
all right All you have to do is to
get up prc'.ty early, and give a tap on the
wall with this little hammer."
And sure enough everything happened
just as she had said. At the first tap of
tbe hammer there stood the new palace
all complete ; and the Underground King,
when he came back and saw it, was not a
little astonished.
" Well, you're a clever fellow, without
Joking," said he. " Now let us see whether
you are as sharp at guessing as you are
skillful at work. To-morrow I'll range
my thirty daughters in a row, and you
must walk past them three times, and the
third time point out my youngest daughter.
Princess Mary. If you can't do it, off
goes your head.
rrmce John went to his room, ana sat
down to think. " Come," said he, " the
old scare-crow has outwitted himself this
time! what difficulty can there be in
pointing her out?" Then in fluttered the
princess again, and said, "Just thie diffi
culty, that the whole thirty of us are ex
actly alike ; my father himself can only
tell us by our dresses, and to-morrow we
shall be all dressed alike."
"And what am I to do, then?" asked
Prince John, dolefully.
"I'll tell you; I shall be that one on
whose cheek you see a small fly. Good
night au revoir."
The next day, when Prince John was
sent for, there stood the thirty princesses
in a row, all dressed exactly alike. " Now,
my clever friend," cried the king, " be so
good as to walk past these young ladies
three times, and then pick me out Princess
The prince stepped forward, and passed
by them the first time; a curious prome
nade, upon my word I but no fly. He went
by a second time still no fly I Prince
John's head began to feel very loose upon
his shoulders; but he gathered all his
courage, and passed for the third time.
And behold ! there was the fly sure
enough, though he could onlyjutf see it
He pointed to the beauty with the ny, and
said, " This i she Princess Mary I"
Oho I there s something wrong here I"
grunted the king. " You have found her
out, it's true ; but I suspect foul play some
where. Now be ott, for you 11 be wanted
again before long. I'm going to set fire to
some Btraw, and while it is burning you
must stitch me a pair or boots with a
braid, without stirring from the spot If
you cant da it, off comes your head !"
The prince went back to his room more
dismal than ever, but Princess Mary was
already there, and inquired the cause of
his trouble. " Cause enough," he replied ;
" your father has devised a new piece of
work for me I'm to stitch a pair of boots
with a braid. But am 2 a cobbler, pray?
I am a king's son, and would rather die
than go stitching boots for htm V
" Dear Prince John," said the princess,
" will you be my husband ? I will try to
save you are you willing I We will es
cape together, or perish together !"
ranee John thought this a verygooa
idea, and agreed at once.
" We must fly mBtantly," said the prin
cess, and leading Prince John out of the
room she locked the door, and flung the
key ever so far off. Then taking the
prince by both hands, she rrse np in the
air with him, and they found themselves ;
beside the same lake whence they had de
scended into the underground Kingdom.
Prince John s horse was straying about
the meadow ; and as soon as it saw him it
began to prance and neigh, and came gal
loping up to him The prince wasted lit
tle time in thinking, but leaped on his
horse, sot the young lady behind him, and
went off at full gallop.
Meanwhile, at the appointed hour, the
king sent to call Prince John. The ser
vants round his door locked ; and when
they tapped at it, a voice like the prince's
answered from within, " I'm coming di
rectly." They went to tell the king, and
he waited and waited but no prince.
He sent again, and again there was the
same answer; but still the prince did not
appear; till at last the king got angry,
and bade them drag him out by force.
The servants broke open the door, and
found nobody within ; so they went and
told the king that Prince John was no
where to be found. The king was so
much put out about this news that he all
but died of vexation. " Quick, and pur
sue him I" roared he ; " it he escapes, it
shall be the worse for you all I" So his
men started in pursuit
The fugitives were still galloping along,
when the princess said, softly, " 1 hear a
trampling." The prince leaned down,
put his ear to the ground, and cried, "Yes,
here they come, and dose after ml"
" Then there's no time to be lost," quoth
she ; and forthwith she turned herseu into
a river, Prince John into a bridge, and the
horse into a raven ; and beyond the river
the highway split into three roads. The
king s men followed the fresh hoof-marks,
making sure of overtaking the prince;
but at the bndge they stopped shon, lor
there the traces suddenly ended, and the
road split in three. There was nothing
for it but to ride back ana tell the king of
their ill success, ine king new into a
worse rage than before. "Donkeys!'
roared he, don t you see that tney were
the bridge and the river? How was it
that you didn't find that out? Off with
you and bring him back, do you hear I
So the pursuers started again.
"I hear a trampling," whispered the
princess; and Prince John, after listening
a moment replied as before, " Yea, here
they are close upon ns!" Instantly the
pair vanished, horse and all ; and in place
of them appeared a dense forest, through
which ran roads and paths innumerable ;
and in the midst of the forest there was,
as it were, the figure or a horse carrying
two riders. 1 he king's men reached the
wood, saw (as they thought) the two run
aways, and made all speed to overtake
them. On flew the pursuers, and you
would have bought that in another mo
ment they must seize the unlucky pair ;
but no such thing. The horsemen looked
about them and found themselves at the
entrance of the Underground Kingdom,
in the very place whence they had started
in pursuit In a moment everything had
disappeared horse, riders, thick wood,
and au.
The pursuers returned empty-handed ;
and the king, when he heard what had
happened, went into a greater passion
than ever. " 111 give it to yon, you lub
bers r screeched he. "My horse quick
I'll go after him myself and see whether
he can give me the slip !" So the Under
ground King himself started in pursuit
A third time the princess whispered, "I
near a trampling ; and irrince Jonn dis
mounted to listen.
" They're coming," said he, "and pretty
dose, too; but eemehow the trampling
sounds much louder than it did before."
" Oh dear 1" said she, " this must be the
Underground King himself who is coming
after ns ; but at au events, yonder ts the
boundary of his kingdom, and beyond
that he can not gQ, Once we get past )t
we ftre faxe," . .
The moment they reached the boundary
line Pricess Mary changed herself into a
cave, rrmce John into a hermit, and the
horse into a post, on which hung a little
belL At that minute the Underground
King and all his men came galloping up.
" Have you seen any one pass this way,
my gaod old man?" asked the king of the
pretenaea hermit.
"To be Bure," answered the hermit;
- just this minute a young man and woman
came riding by, both upon one horse.
They came into my cave to rest, and when
they went away told mc to swear I hadn't
seen them in case I happened to fall in
with you.
" Well, there's nothing to be done," said
the Underground King, seeing that by
this time Prince John was fairly out of
his reach ; " my daughter mav marrv him
if she likes. There's no denying it, he's a
fine lad of a prince." And he turned his
horse s head, and rode home again.
In the meantime Prince John and Prin
cess Mary, having no longer any pursuit
to fear, went quietly on their way to the
country of Tir Berendi, where they were
received by the king and queen with such
joy as neither had ever felt before. There
was no time lost in deliberation ; first
came a grand feast and after the f-st a
weddirg. Prince John married the love
ly Princess Mary, and they lived thence
forward happily and prosperously.
rrincejonn helped his lather to govern
the kingdom. Everything went smooth
ly and well and that is the end of the
A Contrast.
TitE following account of an occurrence
in Nantucket some twenty years since
presents a vivid contrast to certain busi
ness transactions of the present day, and
so maybe of interest: It was a severe
winter, and the harbor had been frozen
over for weeks. The coal in store had
long been exhausted, and there was much
suffering from lack of fuel. Even the
fences had been torn down and burnt to
eke out the scanty supply of wood. To
the great delight of the townspeople the
ice broke up one fine morning, and a
schooner laden with coal, was seen ap
proaching. There was much excitement
and before the craft was moored a coal
dealer boarded her and eagerly addreed
the honest Quaker skipper, Captain Gif
ford. " Wall, Cap'en," said he "you've
about hit it this cruise. I guess I'll hev
to take your hul cargo. Spoae you'll want
more'n the usual $? a ton. Wall, I like to
do the f quar thing by a friend, and I'll
give you f 13 a ton lor it" " mend,"
said Capt Gifford, " thee can have one ton
of my coal if thee likes for $3, but only
one ton ; all must have a chance." Just
then one of the richest men in the place
joined them, saying, "I want ten tons of
your coal at your own price name it. i
have sunered enough tor once. He re
ceived the same answer, and so did all
one ton for each family, and f 8 as the
price of each ton. No love of gain, no
solicitation, no regard for individuals
could move honest Captain Gifford.
Bed Stockings and Poison.
A rat m R unusual case of poisoning
has but recently come to light Mr. Alex
ander Bangley, a grocer residing in the
North Division, attended the excursion
of the French Society of St Jean de
Baptiste, which went to Bourbonnais
Grove, near Kankakee, on the 27th of last
month, on which occasion he wore a
pair of new French socks, with bright
scarlet bottoms. Ou bis return, and dur
ing the next day, his feet were badly
swollen, and from that time they have not
only grown worse continually, but the
disease has spread ' to other portions of
his body, appearing in painful white blis
ters. Several physicians were promptly
called, and have been in constant attend
ance, their first opinion being mat air.
Bangley was suffering from a severe at
tack of erysipelas, but accidentally learn
ing of the scarlet socks, an examination
of these was made, and in the bright
colors was found an active poison, which,
having been absorbed by the sensitive
pores of the root when opened by perspi
ration, the terrible results have followed,
which for weeks have baffled all medical
skill. At the present Mr. Bangley is in a
very critical condition, with but slight
hopes of his ultimate recovery. Chicago
Journal, July 8th.
The Journal ot the inh is pleased to oe
able to state that " Mr. Bangley has so far
recovered as to be pronounced entirely
out of danger.
Ghostly Experiences or a Murderer.
Ik the year 1853, a man now living in
Kansas City had a difficulty with a man
a California, ana ki'led him in sen-ae-
I-nce. He was arrested, tried, and ac
quitted by a jury of his countrymen. The
minwhom he had killed naa been nis
friend. They worked together in the
same mines, slept under the same blanket
were, in short companions and com
rade j; After the killing, the man of whom
e speak has never seen a happy cay.
Grie', or a continued dwelling on the sub
ject Las to a certaiu extent impaired his
mind, and he positively asserts now mat
the sp rit of tbe dead man is always with
him. Tq avoid it, he sold out in Califor
nia and ' went to British Columbia. It
followed him like a shadow. Then he
went to Colorado. Still the ghost pursued
him. In agony, he fled to the States ; no
rest here. Day and night he says, be can
see the countenance of his dead friend,
and feel his presence in the room. The
ghost has never yet spoken to him. At
first tne lev ires expressed anger and re
sentment Now they appear kinder and
more complacent This story may ap
pear a little ridiculous, but it is true, nev
ertheless, names could be given, n it
were possible to betray confidence. The
man is known to a few here. He rarely
goes upon the street, and expresses him
self resigned to his fate, and prays that
God rill forgive him, as he believes
that his friend has done. Kineat
Oa a Bicycle.
Tun name was econgh to tempt one to
invest, so I bought a "bicycle," and
anxiously smuggled it into the little coach
house, ready for an opportunity of trying
its pacea.
Being such a revolutionary method of
going oyer the ground one naturally felt
a delicacy about appearing in public until
able to perform with grace and effect
Here was a difficulty; nrivacy was re
quired, but not to be obtained. I had
learned skating upon a ditch, riding in a
school, dancing in so many private lessons;
but velocipeding, how was it to be attained ?
A garden seventy feet by thirty, with
narrow gravel paths at right angles, was
certainly not adapted; and. besides, in
quisitive people could have looked over
the walla. One could not do it in a room,
what was to be doner
I hid that horrible vehicle in bed with
me for nights. There was a complete re
verse oi circumstances ; u sat upon me,
nightmare fashion, instead of me riding
it ; I dreamed of it, and saw myself ig
nominiously dragged off to the station-
house for bowling my hoops upon the
pavement I saw myself brought to ruin
by people thrusting walking-sticks in my
spokes. I was laughed at ; shouted after;
hunted by a mob of boys, who would
catch me, paddle hard as I would j and
time after time I sat up in bed in a violent
state of perspiration, avowing that
would either burn or sell the thing which
threatened to do the bane or my exist'
Weeks passed, and the bicycle had not
even been looked at without a shudder.
when one bright, frosty night abouteleven,
when taking my customary look out be
fore retiring, the thought occurred to me,
" Why not try in the dark ? "
Why indeed ? Five minutes after .was
stealing down to the coach house, ana try.
ing to smuggle the thing out but the
doors would creak horribly, and the wheel
grated upon the graveL lknew that an
other sound would bring people, right and
left to their windows, anticipating doctors
or flre-enginear so. hazting my enemy in
my arms, I bora it to the railings, lifted it
oyer, tearing my coat in the act, aaa then
followed it into the road.
We are to hare gas our way. bat at
present it is ruder consideration : and
upon this dark, oold sight, as stood. be
aide my vehicle, looking in all directions
cautiously as a burglar, suddenly a light
was thrown roil upon me, and irom be
hind it a gruff voice inquired,
" What's your little game ? "
Game indeed I it was no sport, but ft
piece of serious earnest ; and it was -only
with difficulty that I induced police consta
ble J ohn Dnrhead to believe that this was
not an infernal machine, and that he
might turn off his bull's-eye and leave me
to my own devices. f
The ground was dry and hard, O, how
hard ! and lifting the incubus once more,
I made the best of my way beyond the
last house. Pausing for breath, I set the
thing down, straddled across it settled
myself in my seat and then, well, then I
went forward, very slowly, walking upon
the tips of my toes and taking the thing
along with me. I knew I ought to give
myself a good start, thrust my feet upon
the treadles, and then go along rapidly.
I say I knew all this, but that ' was all If
I lifted one leg from the ground, I inclined
that side ; if I lifted the other, the inclina
tion was but the reverse ; and as to taking
both feet up, I freely confess it, I dared
However, I got on slowly with the thing
between my legs, telling myself that I
was progressing fast; and I chuckled as 1
congratulated myself upon the . fact of
my being unobserved. At last as time
was getting on, I grew more daring; and
made a rush, performing a wide curve
which sent me into the ditch on the left,
while the next attempt sent me into the
hedge on the right
"Perseverance conquers in the end," I
muttered, as I prepared for another try ;
and so I went on until, conceiving that I
had done pretty well for one nieht and
that even if I had acquired no skill I had
done something towards overcoming mv
timidity. I turned back and walked, or
or rather waddled, the instrument till I
had reached the top of the hill, where I
paused to consider.
Should I? Shouldn't I? There was noth-
ing to do but to sit firmly and to steer
carefully and it would go dowu hill of
itself. The maker told me that the faster
I went, the safer. If I meant to learn, I
must be a little bold. I'd a good mind
to let it go, and I walked it down
a few yards. Why. even if I did fall
could not hurt myself much ; it was
not like being upon a restive horse,
and being dragged by the stirrups, and
that wasn't it though I I only lifted my
legs for an instant to touch the trea
dles when the wretch of a thing was
off down the incline. Mazcppa ride
was nothing to it ; the bicycle cycled, the
wind rushed past my ears, and I believe
I Bhouted, " Stop it I " feeling or the mo
ment that l was on at express speed ; then
there was a crash, a sudden halt and O,
how hard and firm was that new road.
" I thought you d tret np to some thine
afore you'd done," said a gruff voice, and
once more I was illuminated at the ex
pense of the ratepayers.
1 only groaned as 1 asked the constable
to assist me in with my wheels of mis
fortune. I did not scruple about making
a noise now, all I wanted was to get the
thing locked up, and to go and bathe that
large lump swelling upon my noole fore
head ; but l believe the lellow was grin
ning when I gave him a shilling.
I don t know whetcer mind or body
was the sorer the next morning, but I was
very ill at ease, and " said I to myself,
here's a lesson for me," while I ran over
in my own mind the list of my enemies,
being at last fully determined to send my
compliments to the gentleman who cut up
my last book, and with my compliments
the gift of the bicycle.
Humbly and sincerely I trust that he
may not break hii neck. Cassdl't Mag
azine. " ' - -
Ecp airing the Old Clothes..
A majj's clothes may be made to last
double their time bv careful renalrinir.
When coat rest or trousers look wrinkled,
and out of proper shape: elbows and
shoulders and knees, of black or blue
cloth, threadbare and whitish ; buttons off,
loose or bursting their coverings ; button
holes stretched or broken sleeve linings ,
out at the cuff, or worn away from the
arm-size, and seams and edges frayed a
bad case, with such a complication of dis
ordersbut, nevertheless, such as is met
within the best of families you must
give it a good day's work. Brush it
thoroughly, in the Bret place. Put on but
tons where needed, and strengthen those
that remain, in the next Pare delicately
the edge of worn button-holes, (pick out
all the stitches, ana make them as if new.
Put in new sleeve linings, or mend with
new around the arm-size. Make every
thing firm, and strong, and neat about the
pockets. Line all thin places; knees and
elbows with pieces wide enough to be at
tached to each seam ; and cross-stitch the
other two ends to the main cloth by needle
and silk so fine that no print of the stitches
shall be seen on the outside. If elbows
and knees are stretched into a swelling
shape, after all sewing is done lay a damp
cloth upon them, fold them uo, and let
them remain thus an hour. Then lay
them on a table ; smooth them with the
palm of tbe hand ; pull them gently, all
wavs. Continue this till the swelling is
reduced elbows and knees straight and
flat Then press tbe garments on the
wrong side, finishing those places first
If a black article of clothing gets rusty,
dilute a little ink with warm water, and
sponge it well with this, for scams and
edges use a pen ; button-holes orten need
this treatment If the shoulders look
quite grey take the ink undiluted, and be
sure to rub it in well. Then press it. or
blue proceed in the same way, using blue
ink. Cashmerette and alpaca,fwhen faded,
are much improved by this process. West
ern Rural.
Learn Something Thoroughly.
The trouble with the young people of
our day is, that that they skim over a
treat manv thinirs. but do not know any
thing positively. They eaten at tne souna
of words, as did the lad, who, wnen asxea
if he had studied German, answered, "!
have not but my cousin plays the uer
man flute." They study mineralogy, bot-
anv. and ornithology, but how little do
they really know about the rocks, the
flowers, and the birds! For this resson
they find but little pleasure in them.
When a stranger comes to tne piace wuere
we live, we feel very little interest in him,
but after we are Introduced to him, and
become fully acquainted with him, and
find him verv agreeable, we wish-to be in
his society as often as possible. Professor
Agassiz once placed a grasshopper upon
his lecture taDie oeiore a ciasa oi juuu
men. and told them that this insect wcrul
be the subject oi tneir cuuvereauoa lur
the hour. The class smiled at this, won
dering what new thing could be told of
of this familiar little skipping fellow,
Inmninir about their feet every summer,
But tuey .iouno tne nour to oe oniy ww
ahort and wished for another, as the Pro
fessor opened before them all the curious
and interesting facts about the grasshop
per which his careful observation naa re
vealed to mm.
We mav have an active business, em
ploying us daily, and still find time, if we
are in earnest about it to become ac
quainted with at least one cf the branches
of natural science. One of the most ac
tive physicians in the Connecticut Valley
miVntad a cabinet of insects and birds
that was valued at $10,000 when he died.
and a college considered itself very fortu
nate in aecurine it while the work of col
lecting it was the joy of his life. Another,
in the same Valley, became the most
thnrono-h scholar in the fossil tracks made
in the sandstone formations of the vicin
ity. The writer well recollects the great
pleasure exhibited by an eminent medical
professor, who is also a very busy and
brilliant writer, when shown a large elm
t h whinned out his tope measure in
a moment to learn its exact sire. It proved
to be a giant in circumference. All tbe
facts about it were noted in his diary. He
was acquainted with nearly every large
in hit native Bute, and every thing
of interest connected with them. It was
delightful to hear him recount the inci-
dents wnicn ne naa gstucrai
w hTa often met a charming old
gentleman, who wore a plain and seat
Quaker dress, ana, nnvu ma wBmra
death, was interested in the charitable in-
- atitutjona of the etata in which be lired.
He made a large fortune by economy and
umgence, nnerever newent he carried
with him a convenient little flower case.
and whenever his quick eye fell , upon a
now uipsBom, or even an old; one, if at
tractive, he gathered it as a great prize. He
aneweacn nower by its own name, had
learned all its habits, and seemed almost
to hold conversation with it
What a pleasure to recoraiza everv dif
ferent bird by its form and note, to call
them all by their appropriate names, and
to know all their wonderful instincts
shown in making their nests, gatherine
tneir looa, ana caring ror their young !
Choose one of these branches the rocks,
tne mowers, tne Trees, the insects and fish
es, or the birds, and then from books,
irom conversation with those who have
information, and, above all, from careful
observation, learn all about them ; and thus
an inexhaustible source of enjoyment will
De discovered. American Agnewtuntt.
t . . . ; Genius,
Alkxakder Hamilton once said to an
intimate friend :
" Men give me some credit for genius.
All the genius I have lies just in this:
When I have a subject, I study it pro-
iouuuij. uay ana nignt it is berore me.
I explore it in all ita bearings. My mind
becomes pervaded with it Then the ef
fort whi"h I make the people are pleased
to can me iruii oi genius. 11 18 tne ITUlt
of labor and thought
Mr. Webster once replied to a gentle
man who pressed him to speak on a sub
ject ot great importance :
" ine subject interests me deeply, but I
have not time. There, sir," pointing to a
huge pile of letters on the table, " is a pile
of unanswered letters to which I must re
ply before the close of this session (which
was then three days off). I have no time
to answer the .subject so as to do it jus
tice." " But, Mr. Web3ter, a few words from
you would do much to awaken public at
tention to it"
" If there is so much weight in my
words as yon represent it is because I do
not allow myself to speak on any subject
unui my mina is imouea witn it
Losing Kerre.
Tbxbb are many cases on record of
men of professional experience losing their
nerve wnen most needed. One case was
that of an architect, thoroughly used to
walk about on all parts or houses in
course of construction, who once, when
walking along a plank which joined two
walls at a great height from the ground,
felt a sudden sense of danger, upon which
his semes left him, and only returned
after some seconds, when he awoke, so to
speak, in the arms of one of the masons,
who had most fortunately seen his state
in time to carry him across the plank at
the risk of his own life.
A more curious case requires a little
previous explanation. Some years ago
the paintings on the inside of the come
of St Paul's, London, wanted repair. It
was contrived, in order to save trouble
and expense that a suspended scaffold
should be made, supported by a ledge half
a yard wide, and hanging by ropes through
holes in the dome. An experienced ships'
carpenter undertook the job, and began
the job by stepping out of a small door
at the foot cf the dome on the
ledge in question, from which there
was a clear fall of 200 feet to the pave
ment. He walked a few steps, and then
found that the inward curve of the dome
made him unable to stand upright, and
caused him to lean over dangerously, with
an altered and unsteady centre of gravity.
Seised all at once wiih an overpowering
sense of fear, he managed, nevertheless,
to turn his face to the dome and to rest
being once more able to stand upright, till
he had recovered his senses. Then, to his
horror, he found that he had forgotten on
which side of him the door was, or how
far off it was, and in trying to get to it by
ffcwinn and iitr.n. wiiri in uarA r
it round the whole base of the dome, fall
ing into the door at last utterly prostrated,
and feeling, as he said, " ten years older."
However, he made tho scaffold afterward.
and used to tell the story cf his fright
while walking about on the ledge, in the
most unconcerned way.
"Baby Talk."
The following enthusiastic " baby talk "
is from a lady correspondent of the Sac
ramento Union :
Baby May is one of the sweetest ba
bies that ever, ' I
When the rates of Heaven were left ajar
. .
,. - With folded hands aad dreary ayes,
Wandered oat of paradise.1
" Two years of babyhood have passed
over her pretty head. The other morn
ing, her. mother having stepped out t
heard a noise which, as it reached me,
melted into a cooing tona Going to the
nursery and peeping in, I didn't see this
lovely morning glory ' smiling behind her
cradle bars,' and reaching np her tendril
arms to twine around my neck, but O
snow-flakes and cherubs I I beheld this
tiny Undine sitting in her crib in the
midst of a snowy fountain, clapping her
chubby hands and crowing with delight !
It seemed wakening, and, nobody in
sight she had amused herself by ingeni
ously getting out of her night gown, which
was thrown on the floor, leaving ner
naked ; then, espying a hole in the downy
mattress of her nest had put her fingers in
and, ripping the seam, pulled out every
leather, till she was imoeaoea np to ner
plump neck, and looked like a chick peep
ing out of its shell Then commenced the
fun. Throwing up her arms and bringing
them down again with a staccato "boo I
boo I " the feathers flew up to the ceiling
and. down again, and whirled in the air
like a snowstorm, l never Djneia any
thing so cunning and so lovely. When I
finally called out, "Baby!" she gave a
startled look, then' reached np her bare
arms toward me throueh the settling
flakes. O dainty, dainty Baby May ! was
there ever a living picture equal to tnis
maid of the mist this sweet young Aph
rodite rising from the sea I "
I doh't like von at all. Maidie Royal.
You are a real naughty little girl, and I
won t play with you any more so i
Maidie looked very much gnevea, ana
began to cry. Mr. Royal was sitting at
his desk, writing, but at John's emphatic
word's he glanced up, and said to his son,
in a very gravo voice.
" John, come here.
" I was lust a-oine out into the kitchen.
stammered John, coloring. " I want to
speak to Kitty."
" But l wish to speax to you," wa jur.
RoyaL So John came slowly np to the
desk, with the look or a cuiprit on nu
face. -
"What, sir?"
" I want to know htw much you will
take for your share in Maidie?"
John looked up, surprised. ,
"I don't know what yon meai, he
"Why," explained his father, "since
you have done playing with Maidie, I
would like to buy your share in her or
your right to her. Now you may set
your own price. How much shall 1 give
yon for her?'
" How much money, do you mean,
" I guess m sell her for fifty dollars,"
said John, after a few moment's reflection.
" Yea, I will fifty dollars."
"Very well; that to quite reasonable,"
said Mr. RoyaL " Now yon most remem
ber that as I am going to boy all your
right to Maidie, yon have nothing more
to do with her. Yon must not kia her, nor
speak to her, nor play with her any more.
She to your mamma's little girl and urine,
not yours at all. It to a bargain, to it,
"Can't I kiss her good sight, when we
go to bed?" r :
-Na".- ' -' ' .
"Cant wa go out doors together?"
John's voice began to sound a uttla un
steady. . " You know our garden, papa ?"
You will have to make another some
J i
where else, I Will find JM place. - I oi
must not work In the tame garden any
" I shall have to lead her to school, pa
pa; she will get lost if I don't, just as sure
as anything.
" I will attend to that, John. Yon will
have to go to school by yourself. Is the
bargain made?
" Y-e-s, sir I suppose so," and John
cast a e$;ubtful look at Maidie, who stood
close by, with her doll in her arms, and
tears on her long eyelashes.
Very well," said Mr. RoyaL When
you want the money you can ask for it
x on may go now.
" I know what I mean to buy," thought
John, running to the other end of the
room, and sitting down in the broad, cush
lonea window seat " I will buy a pony
and a saddle, and a gold watch, and lots of
other things that I ve been a-wanting ever
since I was a little boy."
The idea of these splendid acquisitions
was so pleasant that he wanted to share
it with some one, so he cried out
" Oh, Maidie, you come here, and m
ten you what 1 m going to buy with my
nity aonars."
"8top, stop," cried papa; "have you
forgotten so soon that you have no right
to speak to Maidie ? She doesnt belong
to you at ail.
A cloud came over John's face, and he
sat very still for a long time, thinking,
and by and by two or three tears feu.
Maidie and he had played together ever
since he could remember such a long, long
time ! and she was the only little sister he
had in the world ; a real tease sometimes.
to be sure, but then how could he get along
without her r tie looked slyly out from
behind the window curtains, to see what
she was doing.
How pretty she looked. Bitting in a hijrh
chair beside her father, with a book of
colored pictures open before her, and her
sunny curls falling over her mey cheeks
and white neck I W aan t she better than
a sail boat or a gold watch, or even a
pony? " Yes, indeed, a thousand million
times," thought John ; " and yet Tve gone
and sold her for fifty dollars, and I a'most
know that papa won't take it back, 'cause
it was a regular bargain. O, dear, dear I"
Here the tears began to flow faster and
faster, and presently a choklne little sob
attracted Mr. Royal's attention. Then
another and another, and then John
jumped down from the window seat and
running up to the desk, hid his face on his
father's arm, and burst into such a passion
of tears that Maidie was frightened and
began to cry too.
"Why, what is the matter, my son?"
asked Mr. Royal, kindly.
l l l don't wa want to to sell
my right to Maidie," answered John, as
well as he could, for weeping.
"Why not for fifty dollars?" asked
" Oh, no," said John, " no Indeed, not
for fifty million. WiU you let me have
her back again, please, dear papa? and I
don't believe I'll ever be so naughty and
cross again as long as I live."
very well, said Mr. ltoyai, smiling.
Since you wish it so much, I will give
up my part of the bargain, and you may
have your little sister back again, but t
hope you will think, another time when
you are tempted to speak to her as you
aid to-day, how you would feel not to nave
Maidie at all"
" I guess I shall," said John, giving her
good hug and kiss. " I love you, Mai
" So do I you," srid Maidie, returning
the caress. " Now let's go out in our gar
den, John."
So away they ran, hand in hand, as
merry as the birds that were singing np
among the boughs of the old butternut
tree. From " Little Maidie."
Boies for Bathing.'
1. Baths should not be taken within at
least one hour before eating, nor with
in two hours after ; and not within two
hours before, and three hours after is still
The reason for this is. that in bathing
the blood is brought to.the surface in large
quantities and circulates freely in the ca
pillaries or the skin, being drawn away
from internal organs and generally diffus
ed through the whole body, and the more
freely this external circulation and warmth
are kept up, the more refreshing and invig
orating the bath becomes, and the greater
the benefit derived from it; whereas, when,
the stomach has recently been supplied
with food, the blood to diverted from the ex
ternal circulation to the digestive organs
to supply the secretions and juices neces
sary to carry on the digestive process.
From these facts, It will be evident tnat
if food be taken into the stomach too soon
after a bath the blood is directed, to the
stomach before a full reaction has taken
place, thus interfering with its beneficial
effects ; while on the other hand, if the
bath be taken too soon after a meat tne
blood is diverted from the digestiveSor- j
gans btfore digestion is completed, and
thus a very important iuncuon oi tne
body is interfered with.
In cases of active congestion orinnnsma-
tion, in fevers or severe pais and distress,
it may be necessary to make water appli
cations irrespective of this rule.
The head and the race snouia oe
thoroughly bathed at tbe commencement
of every bath. This will prevent the
rushing of blood to the head and ward off
unpleasant sensations.
3. A bath should never be taken when the
body is exhausted, or too greatly fatigued
by exercise, as a person in bucu a conui
tion would not be likely to secure the pro
per reaction and warmth. Moderate exer
cise before a bath is usually beneficial, as
it accelerates the circulation and secures
a comfortable degree of warmth, which
is always desirable before taking a bath.
There to no danger from taking a general
bath while in a perspiration, providing
no fatigue accompanies it ; for the sitz
and foot baths, however, it to better that
the body be warm but not perspiring.
4. All general bains snouia oe uaen
briskly, and the bather himself, if able,
should rub vigorously that he may quicken
his circulation and respiration, and thus
secure the warmth and glowing reaction
that is so essential after every bath ; this
should be observed not only while in the
bath but in rubbing dry after it
5. For drying the body after a general
bath, a strong linen or cotton sheet is
much better than towels ; this should be
for an adult at least two yards square,
so to envelope the whole body like a
cloak, and with it he should be rubbed or
rub himself till thoroughly dry by using
the sheet for wiping, the body to protect
ed Urom the air, the escape of heat to pre
vented, and there to much less liability to
feel chilly afterward towels will suffice,
however, for all local applicationa
(L At the completion of the bath, the
bather should immediately dress, and, if
able, exercise in the open air, or engage
in some active employment If not able
to exercise, it to well to cover urfarm n
bed for an hour or so, and Bleep, if pos
sible. - i
7. Very nervous persons, or those whose
digestion to much impaired, or circulation
is imperfect and feeble, or temperature to
below the normal standard, should be
careful not to use cold water to any great
extent in bathing ; it may have a tempo
rary beneficial effect but in the end their
sufferings will be likely to be increased.
8. Feeble invalids, consumptives, per
sons subject to hemorrhage of tht lungs
or the stomach, those who have just
passed the crisis in fevers or other acute
diseases, those suffering from profuse dis
charges, such as suppurations, diarrhea,
cholera, etc, and also females during the
menstrual period, should avoid the use of
cold water, as well as the excessive use of
it in any form. .
9. Always use a thermometer to deter
mine the temperature of baths for brralds.
10. An invalid should not bathe in a
room with- the' temperature below 70,
and for most persons 80" or 85 would be
better, provided there to good ventilation.
K J. Miler, JC D.
Doueias Tbact, of GrlswcM, Conn.,
60 years old. to the "champion sheep
shearertof London County, At one time he
sheared sixty-three sheep inlsizteea hoars,
and at anotoer twenty-three sheep in five
honra. and cauzht tha animals himself, the
latter averaging four and a half pounds of
wool eaoa. Kecenuy ne aoearea taeep
teamlautem, ....
VOL. XIV-NO. 49.
Adventures of a Kw York Kews Boy.
The St Louis Timet tells this story :
" Among tha more adventurous spirits
who visited Foster's Island on the recent
occasion of the prize-fight deserves to be
mentioned, though he thus far seems to
have escaped that distinction. Patsy
wove, or new xorr. un the Saturday
evening preceding the right the train
which left New York on the Erie Road
bore west a considerable party, among
whom was Patsy. Withabundleof dailies
under his arm. the little fellow " hooked
his way over to the Jersey side, and en
tering the coach where the party of
' sports were ensconced, seated himself in
close proximity to them. As the train
moved off, however, he started toward the
door, ana supping out or it disappeared
from view. Nothing more was seen, and,
as for that matter, nothing more thought
probably, of the itinerant vender of daily
literature until the train reached Salaman
ca, the point where the track of the Atlan
tic A Great Western Road joins the Erie,
and the former diverges in the direction
of Cincinnati. Here, perambulating the
platform, with a countenance of unwashed
serenity and triumph, Patsy put in an ap
pearance. As quickly, however, as the
Cincinnati train moved off. Patsy disap
peared from view.
1 1" Cincinnati was duly reached. The
head and front of the Bowery establish
ment and his companions took the buss
for the Ohio t Mississippi depot As they
walked off from the depot an urchin
dashed from the sidewalk to the rear of
the vehicle. A cry of 'cut behind,' from
other envious urchins in the vicinity
brought the long lash of the driver's whip
round into Patsy's face. For a while he
stood the punishment as heroically
as though $1,000 stakes and $2,300 excur
sion money depended upon it but unable
to continue without a breathing spell, he
finally let go, and resuming his feet
dashed along the sidewalk with the omni
bus horses all the way until the depot was
reached. By this time the dirty-faced but
energetic and persistent boy had become
something of an object of interest to the
sports, who kept their eyea upon him.
Soon escaping their observation, however,
he'was not again visible to the naked eye
until the party found themselves on the
ferryboat crossing over from the Illinois
shore to St Louis. Here he turned np
once more, with a face as dirty as ever,
but radiant with a smile of supreme satis
faction. The next moraine, as the Louisville
left her moorings, at the foot of Walnut
street for the 'strawberry festival,' one
youngster, more persistent than the rest
caught hold of the gang plank as it was
being drawn in. An effort was made to
shake him off, but to no avaiL The plank
was let down into the water, ana n rot a
thorough dousing, but still cling on, until
nnaiiynewas named aboard. The ad
venturous gamin was Patsy Grove, who
had achieved the acme of his ambition
the opportunity to witness a regular stand
np and knock-down prize fight We
would give something to be able to fore
cast the energetic little fellow's future.
Such pluck as his means business, but
whether he will land in Sing Sing or find
a culmination in the Wall street gold
room to very difficult to say. The facts,
however, which were all that we intended
to present, are simply and unqualifiedly
How It Feels to be H&nrtd.
- anaaaaaaant
A writer in the Overland Monthly pre
tends to have undergone the extreme pen
alty or the law, but to have been resusci
tated by electricity. He then relates his
feelings on the interesting occasion of his
execution :
The final prayer was said, the usual
thanks tendered and greetings given ; the
cord was adjusted on my neck, I was placed
upon the trap, looked ror the last tune
upon familiar objects, the cap was adjust
ed over my face, I felt an increased heat
around my heart, a fullness of the
throat a slight weakness of the muscles
of my limbs, then an involuntary shrink
ing of the nerves and a catching of the
breath as 1 felt myself falling, then a fierce,
fiery pain shot through my whole frame,
my head seemed bursting, and my con
sciousness was gone.
How long I remained unconscious I do
not know, but when sensibility returned
it was entirely mental The shock of my
fall had evidently paralyzed the nervous
sensibilities and destroyed the physical ca
pacity or sense, but my mental powers
were soon resumed in a wonderful man
ner ; for my earliest rememberance of any
thing was the combination of all the colors
of the prism glowing radiantly before my
eyes. Of course I did not see them with
my eyes, but I seemed to see them thus,
as they glowed, and waved, and blended,
then separated, then re formed themselves
in new combinations, and danced and
laughed with a brilliancy far exceeding
the rainbow's painting or the prism's
This gorgeous scene began to fade away,
and my next transition was into a sea of
light; not the light of the sun, or such a
light as is made by any chemical combina
tion, but light of dazzling, glowing, glori
ous whiteness and tority, of wnicn my
own mind seemed to be a part I now be
gan to observe my own condition ; I knew
that my whole body was grown coia ana
rigid, the only perceptible warmth being
in my heart ana I wondered how long it
would be before that should become cold
like the balance, and I should certainly
die. I even speculated upon the severity
of the pain I should have to .endure whin
that spot did grow cold, out i never
knew. While I thus took note or the
phyisical condition, my mind with grand
ly increased power was fully occupied.
Before me in review, and then gathered
around me, were all the transactions of
food or evil of lire ; there was nothing
r gotten, nothing absent I saw them
all, knew and recognized them all ; even
minute and insignificant circumstances
hich at this time had made no impres
sion on me, were now there, ana i De
came fully aware of the fact that this sen-
.f . . , . V V J I .J
ueni Deinr wmca sou naiuiabcu, uj
body would not die, but would live on,
and on, and on eternally, and eternally
surrounded by, and in companionship with,
all transactions of physical life. Ever
lasting life was as conclusively shown to
me as .if the spirit of Him who had been
dead a thousand years had spoken to the
tact itnt hew was 1 to exist r wnero
should I exist? I knew that I was not a
part of my body ; in fact, I desired to en
tirely, sever tbe connection with it and
impatiently waited until the warm spot of
my heart should glow cold. Had I been
at liberty to accept or reject an ofltr of
vitality f should have rejected it In vain I
scanned the prospect around me for a rev
elation of my future condition. In vain
I applied all the brilliant powers of my
purified mind to pierce the future, even to
comprehend the present I recalled my
early instructions, and sought for yawn
ing gulf and crystal gates, but on the one
har.d I found no devouring fiends, and on
tbe other I saw no gleaming chariots ; I
heard neither songs of joy nor waitings of
woe, nor found any other being than my
own. I existed in my own former life,
and, so far aa I could discover, would con
tinue to exist there forever. This was not
desirable, but from it I saw no way of
I have no idea of the time passed in this
condition, but it must have been all the
time required by medical jadgment to de
prive me of life, for in the midst of my
speculations I became aware of the re
moval and handling or my body. 1 re
member I thought they were about to bury
me, and. as l was not deaa, wianea to pro
test against it I loathed the idea of being
iimmmki in t h trnva with ttit hoH
or having any further compaDioMhio i
with it I did not know what was befog
done, but I felt myself ia motion tor a
time, then the motion ceased ; tit there
was a quick, sharp, rending pal, a fearful
struggle of my whole phy4ai powers, a
writ mug, an anguish farworee than the
anguish of death, and rasatbilitj and sense
slowly reramaa to , owoa more my
throbbed, my yfcUlfaactlors were partially I
heart which
never grown crtl.
r eatablUhedad again I became bur
dened with am cares, anxieties and Bor
rows of To me it has been oas Lmg
sxT9Vo4, without Joy or hope, I await !
thrV when I saau once more, litis la I
ei c of iy.t, cz Tt ct. i .:-z rr:.
Mtheraancecf U ... rising.
Xf reeuci'-'on waa KLe. result of
aj"-' r - and the sii2
tuc 1 k. v Cays, until I I
partially recovered my strength, I ..
concealed, and thm Sed the cocntry.
' A OAL bed one hundred feet throes
has been found ia Virginia. -
VicroBf a'a book to said to hive nettel
her $12,500, all of which she gave away.
Photograph fans are among tha late.,
Parisian novelties introduced in Nw
York. . - , . .
Thx London benevolent societies per
two million pounds a year on the eH
poor.- - -
A National Savtugs Bahx has been es
tablished at Albany, N. Y with Erastua
Corning for Praident
' Elkvks graveyards can be seen from
the top of tbe old chapel at .Wealeyan
University, Mtdaietown.
Pobtlabd, Oregon, on the parallel of
Montreal and Quebec, was eating ita owa
potatoes the first week in June.;- v
Sugar is largely manufactured from
pumpkins in Hungary, by the sama pro
cess as the extraction of eugnr from beet.
Is May, the people of New York spent
ChM IVW) in in fai tliMtrM t7Sl WWl ilt -
fog 1U omnibuses. -v . p. rui:wc" eiire of Agno a
Wilkes' Spirit of -rWi;Bd F.Tlr7xt
the Allen-McCoole prize fight neaJ ' tw rutin Wetv,
Louis, was probably tie last cf any Tly ."j-v
portance in this country. . .
A babt eight weeks old arrived in StT-'
Joseph, Mo., the other day, from Sa.
Francisco, and to now announced as tho '
most youthful contineatrossef of the
period. ". V
Bxschxb preaches with a vase of choice
flowers on each end of the stand, and to- ; .
supply these, winter and summer, it takes
jaw yearly, which ne thinks is a gooo in
vestment T
At a recent examination of conscripts
at Hildesheim, Hanover, it waa found that
a young tailor had his heart net on his L s-v
left, but on his right side. -Tha discovery . V '
created a great sensation. . ' .
A Russian paper says that the con
sumption of alcoholic drinks in the em
pire has increased since isoi, oy iui per
cent The number of persons who died . ' J
from drunkenness in Russia, last year, was .
2,748. . o: -
Captain wm. B. Eaton, or Chelsea. - v
Mass., was bittea by a spider a few days .
ago, and the poison spread through his '
system so rapidly that when medical aid ,-'
was called it was too late to save him. Us r -
died in great agony. - - -
A Leavkjtworth editor is in quest of
special attractions for his paper. He says:
"What we want for this column is per. i "
sonalities, as mean as possible. Expenses
of libel suits to be defrayed by the writer
funeral expenses by us."
Thb North German Confederation, has .
a fleet of 5.057 merchant vessels, of which. .
3.594 belong to Prussia. Tonnage, 1.818,- v -374
tons of 1,000 kilograms each. There ' -
are among them rod steamships, with aa . -
aggregate horse-power of 21,183. --Of- "...
these steamships 80 belong to Prussia. S "
Onx of the most powerful labor organi-'
zationa in this country has been formed .
by the journeymen .'Shoemakers of Mas
sachusetts, under the title of the Knights '
of St Cri8pinV The guild now comprise
alxrat 50,000 Member, 40,000. of whom a
are employed ia the boot and shoe Ipro
ducing towns of the Bay State. .
A o OPXBATTTs store was opened ia ' -
the Haymarket London, about a year -
ago, and has been extraordinarily sue- , ;
ceagfuL The sales in a : twelve-montla '
amounted to upwards of $040,000, the
whole erigiual capital being only
$13,000, and the profits have amounted to t
over $31,000. . . - . " L-
Ar ancient piece ot pottery waa recent- ' : ; "
ly found at Auburn, N. Y of the kind. ' ;'.
used by the Alleghans, or Mexican In- . ':
diana, and confirms the theory that they,
were driven out of the Northeast by the ; -Iroquois.
A rude arch and coals wera '
found under the pottery, which to sup-rj-C;
posed to be about 450 years old. '-S
Tmt TJniversalist Convention of Maine " --
passed a resolution declaring "capital - -;-punishment
detrimental to the best order ' . . ' . "
f society, and to the teachings of Jesus.'- - .--The
attempt "to revive this bar bar on
custom" ia Maine, the convention re-- ,:
garded "with deep grief and unqualified' ;
disapprobation." - . .
At a recent sale of rare coins ia New . ' -York,
a United States silver dollar of, ;,.:
1794, one of the best in existence, sold ,-"-'
for $ 145 ; a Martha Washington half-dime, ' -1793,
for $34; and a copper three-cent .
piece, the size of the old cmt corned ia ""."-''.-
1963, witu the neaa oi roeriy surrouaaea r .
by thirteen stars, for $13. . ; ;
A clirothaw was one day much an-" i
noyed by those who dropped in after the
service had commenced, mvariaoiy closing
the door after them. He bore the vexa
tion with Job-like patience, but at length.
being fairly exhausted from beat he vocif
erated to an offender: "Friend, do for
goodness sake, k the door be open. I be
lieve if I were preaching in a bottle, yoa
would put the cork In."
A curious experiment was performed -
in France, recent".- to ascertain whether
fish could live ia great depths of water.
The fish were placed ia vessels of water
made to sustain 400 atmospheres, under .
which they lived and preserved their
hv-alth. It to, therefore, concluded that
fishes may penetrate to very great depths
in the ocean with impunity, as a pressure
of 400 atmospheres corresponds to a depth
of 13,600 feet, or about two miles and a
half. -'
A la eg a .room has been discovered at
Herculaneum which must have served for
a kitchen. Ia it was a wooden clothes
press, entirely carbonized ; also 11 vases, a '
candelabrum, and a lamp, all ia bronze,
several vessels ia glass and terra cotta ; a
small marble statue or a lawn, and two
broken tables, one in marble and the other
in slate. These excavation n are carried on
by means of the grant of $6,000 by King
Victor Emanuel, made for that object
At Elvedan Hall, in England, an im
mense purple-leavol beach was lately re
moved from one portion of the grounds,
to another. It was nearly fifty fiset h?gh
the diameter" of the branches waa flity
eight feet, and the circumference of the
stem, one foot from the ground, was seven
feet eight inches. The undisturbed soil
and roots measured sixteen feet by fur
teen feet, the roots extending six feet be
yond the mass of soil, the whole weight
being over twenty tona A strong plt
form of timber was constructed under it ;
it was then raised by means of screw-jacks,
placed upon rollers laid oa plaoks, and
then drawn to its new site by means of
large pulley-blocks, being kept in aa up
right position while the operation was be
ing performed. -
An experiment has recently been made
in Munich to ascertain if a wheel of a rail
way at rolls regularly without sliding,
ao that bv recordinsr the number ot re
volutions and knowing the diameter, the t
exact distance accomplished can be ao
curately - measured. Although the exv .
oeriment was tnea oa a snort aiaiancr,
vet the difference between the measure- -
- . . . . . . . .. a
ment by mathematical instruments uu -that
obtained by recording the revolutions
of the wheel was found lo be no more -than
1-63,000 or the whole. ThU would
indicate that there was absolutory a
sliding or the wheels. It to proposed to
employ this method as a contoL ia the
determination or degrees cf longitude, by
the side ot astronomical observations and
measurements with the telegraph,
A 5ew Dodlo. , -
The Journal of Chemietry exposes a
new dodge resorted to by the scoaadre's
who prey upon farmers, iney aatiruk,
that they will show people how to make
a good pound of butter out of a pint
of milk, offer rights for sale, and also
a white powder which to the agent
used to perform the magic work. and
that at the office of tha company, the anem
ic work to demonstrated to the inquirer.
The fraud to thus explained: a pint o:
milk, with half a pouni of good batter, i -put
into a little tin churn, with a spoot
ful of the powderr the whole is warm'
and then five minutes churning V:
out one acdhalt pounds of good t ,
By the rocess the whole of L3 - X.
milk (jostly composed of water) ijreriw
en to&Tor blended with the half ponotl of
melted butter put into the covrx There
yls no important increase of rial bvtUr ia
t ha churn,,, att hough tbe-watery mass,
which looks like inferior batter, weigh
more. Put the mass uti a dish, and beat .
tr, and the true batter will separate from
fti milk or water with which it is blended.
This is the method by which batter aad
lard are greatly adulterated. - w
Nearly all tbe lard sold by grocers eon
taina from 25 to 40 per cnt ft water.'
The adulientor have not beta able, until
within a year or two, to eoatin witi
Mimn lard more than 23 par cent o:
water; bat recently, by tha use of alka
Hae carbonate, partly saria1"
lard, they force Into association ct;
tata 40 per cent ; - ' ,
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.rated DXHleci
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