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IKK WIFE S BECAUSE.
W ADAXAIDS nOCTOB. . ,
It la not beeaase roar hsart k nine suae only
Mine ftlom ;
It li Mt Wnm yoa ekoM m, WMk and kly,
or yoar awn;
Hot hacansa the aarta la fairer, and the skies
- 8 picad shorn yon
Afa aton rmtiant far the akiniBC of yov ans.
That I lors job I ,
It Is not becaaaa the world1! parplexea neanin
Grows more claar.
And tba parapets of Hearea, with nvck leaning,
Seem aaora near;
And natora sings of praiaa wU all aar votees
Since Towrn spoke, -Since
with my silent heart thafnow rejoices
love awoke. :
Kay, not even because roar kand hold heart and
life . . . ,
At yonr win, -Soothing,
hoatunir all Ha discord, nuking strifi
Calm and still;
-Taaehinr, traat to Cold her wtaja, nor erer roanf
- - from her nest;
Teaching km that her secarest, safest home
. . JaustbaKeai.
Bat heeansa this hnmaa lore, thoaeh Irroe and
- tout ana mine
Ess horn sent by lore mare tender, mora com
plete. - .
That it leads our hearts to rest at last in Hearen,
Far above too.
Do I take tbee as a gift that God has giren .
. And I loreyoal .
TEE EIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS.
Twas the night after Christmas, when all through
Bery soul was abed, and stIU as a moose;
Those stocking late 6L Nicholas' care.
Were emptied of all that was eatable there.
The Darlings had duly been tacked in their beds
With rery full stomachs and palna in their beads.
-1 was doling away In my new cotton cap.
When ont in the norsery arose snca a clatter,
I sprang from my Bleep crying "What is the
I flew to each bedside U1I half in a dose.
Tore open the curtains, and threw off the dothee.
While the light of the taper rerred clearly to show
The piteons plight of those objects below;
For what to tbe food father's eyes should appear.
Bat tbe little pale face or each sick little dear.
For each pet that had crammed itself fnll as a tick,
I knew in a moment now felt like old Kick.
Their poises were rapid, their breathings the same.
What their stomachs rejected I'll mention by
Sowtlorkey, now stuffing, plum nodding, of course,
And costards, and erollera, and cranberry sauce.
Before ootraged nat ore all went to the wall.
Yes, lollrpops, flapdoodle, dinner and all ;
Like pellets which n renins from pop-guns let fly,
Went figs, nnts and rsirtn. jam, jelly and pie.
Till each erne of diet was brought to my riew.
To the shsme of mamma and Santa Clans, too,
I turned from the eight, to my bed-room stepped
And brought ont a rial marked "Pair. Ipecac"
When my Nancy exclaimed for their ssffu rings
" Don't yo think yon bad batter, lorn, ran for the
I ran and wss scarcely back under my roof,
Wbeo I heard the sharp clatter of old Jalap's hoof,
I might say that I hardly had turned myself round,
Wheo the doctor came into tbe room with a bound ;
lie was eorerea wttn maa rrom us neaa to ma
And the suit be had on was his rery worst suit ;
He had hardly had time to pot that on bis back.
And be looked like a Falbtao" half fuddled with
His eyes, how they twinkled ! Had tba Doctor got
His cheeks looked like port and his breath smelt of
He hadn't been shared for a fortnight or so.
And the beard on his chin waen t white as tbe
Bat inspecting their tongues In despite of then
teeth. And drawing his watch from his waistcoat be
neath He felt or each poire easing, "each little belly
Most get rid "here he laughed " of the ret-t of
I gazed on each chubby, plomp, sick little elf.
And groaned when he said so in spite of myself;
Hot a wink of his eye when he physicked our Fred
boon gare me to know I bad nothing to dread.
He didn't prescribe bat went straightway to work
And dosed all the rest -gave his trowsers a jerk.
And adding directions while Mowing his nose
He buttoned his coat : from his chair he arose.
Then lamped in his gig gare old Jalap a whistle.
And Jalap daxbed off as if pricked by a thistle,
Bnt t be Doctor exclaimed, ere he drove oat of sight,
"They'll be well to-morrow good night, Jones
good night P
A California Enoch Arden.
In 1849, Gen- W and family, now
of our city, fell in company with a young
man who had left his wife and home to
seek a fortune in the new 1 Dorado. He
cheerfully drove his team through the day
over the weary road, and at night made
himself interesting about the camp-fire by
his well-stored mind and fine conversa
tional powers. Upon arriving at Sacra
mento, the company scattered, the Gen
eral located in San Francisco, where he
lias ever since held a high position, whilst
others, among them the subject of this
sketch, wandered off to the mines. But
misfortune repeatedly overtaking him he
became discouraged and reckless, and
never wrote back to the beautiful wife of
whom he had so often talked on the way.
He did as many other miners permit
themselves to do settled down into that
peculiar life that is so fascinating and in
dependent merely washing out enough
dust from day to day to pay for immediate
necessities, and forgetful of the outside
world, idling away the beautiful life which
should be spent less selfishly, and smoth
ering the noble aspirations and ambitions
with which they set out in the world.
Twenty yean of this man's life was so
thrown away, when about two months
ago, he chanced to pick up a newspaper,
in which he read of the arrival of a vessel
from the East, with a mate, from whose
singular name he knew could be no other
than his own baby-boy, whom he left in
the cradle 1 home. It brought a rush of
memories over him ; he suddenly awoke
to a reality o his own wicked forgetful
Tiess of his dear ones, and to a knowledge
that he was growing old and stood alone. .
The neglected wife, with her sweet, young
face, came up before him, and, yielding to
the impulse, he gathered his small sum of
money, determining, at least, to see his
Downward from bis mountain gorge
Wept the long-bair'd, long-bearded solitary
Brown-looking, hardly human, strangely clad n
And soon found himself in San Francis
co, where he learned the vessel had just
sailed. -But the old home-love could net
be shaken off
Enoch yearn'd to see her face again.
If I might lookon her sweet face again.
And know that she is hsppy.' 80 the thought
Haunted and harra--sed him. and drore him forth
At eeniDir, when the dull November day
Was growing duller twilight "
to the General's family, when freely con
fessing his disregard of duty toward those
naturally looking to him for protection,
they advised him to go and plead his case
to his wife. While they found him the
same charming companion, they remarked
his untidy, careless appearance, of which
he seemed ignorant Following their ad
vice, he was soon on his way by railroad
for the old home. Arriving there, he
found his once-beloved wife still a young -appearing,
beautiful woman, who, having
long since regarded him as dead, had mar
ried a good man, and as he marked them
with their happy children gathering about
tbe cheerful fireside, he silently slipped
away, returning to his old California cabin
with a burdened heart as his punishment,
homeless and childle s as old age comes
on. San Franeiteo Qor. Sacramento Union.
x a Japanese Execution.
The following description of an execu
tion in Japan is contained in a recent let
ter dated at Yokohama :
" I had an opportunity of witnessing aa
execution on shore. By the Japanese
death is regarded w'th an indifference as
astonishing as it is lamentable. After we
had been on the ground an hour and a
half, the executioner and his son arrived.
The old fellow would have rivaled in po
liteness a French dancing master; he
bowed, scraped, and gave us to under
stand that he was delighted to soe us and
would make the entertainment as pleas
ant as possible. His son looked nervous,
as though but- Hi-pleased with his duty.
(The office of executioner descends from
father to son). The old fellow was whet
ting his sword all the time ; it was about
fourteen feet lone, double handled and
curved. Three judges officiated, one of
wnom appeared to be a mere boy.
"The condemned, three in number,
clcanlv dressed, with their hands tied be
hind them, were led to the ground by six
officials. Each had a long string of beads
around nls neck. On the ground, these
- were removed, and a light bandage passed
around the head of each and over the
eyes. They were led, one by one, to a
Hole in me earui noout mree ieet square
and nine tncnes-aeep. jacn was pressed
on his knees, with his head over the hole.
when in an instant the sword fell, and the
head was severed from the body, and fell
into the hole. ' A bucket of water was
thrown over each bead, after which they
were taken out to be exhibited in a pub
lic place for three days. Eaca trunk was
seized by tbe feet, jerked a short distance
away, struck three or four yiolent blows
upon the back, covered with a mat and so
left Death is instantaneous, and the pas
sive state of the body would imply pain
less. The offense of these men was thstt
Crucifixion and fire are resorted to in ex
treme cases. The hari-kari is allowed to
criminals who belong to the nobility, or
of wealth ana influence, it is pertormed
in public, and leaves no dishonor."
By Alfred Horsley.
THE AFFAIR OF THE RED POCKET
BOOK. Ths red portefeuille in question was a
certain red morocco note-case. How, in
the Rue de Jerusalem, it became " an af
fair," was the story its owner told us.
And on this wise.
. "It was safe enough," Dick Langley
said, " in my inner breast pocket when I
left Spa that morning ; and it was safe
there too when I reached the Nord ter
minus that evening. But I had not been
five minutes in my customary quarters at
the Grand before I discovered that my
note-case was most indubitably gone
looted quietly, you know. The how was
that clean cut through the bottom scam
of the pocket ; the where must have been
in the crowd at tbe station just now.
" I don't profess to be much of a judge
of this sort of thing; but it struck me at
the time that the fellow who had operated
on me must have been about the top of
his profession so scarcely perceptible
was the solution of continuity in my gar
ment so absolutely unconscious had I
been of his propinquity. Still, I had lost
some fifty thousand francs' worth of
French bank paper, not one sou whereof
wav I likely to see again. 80 that it was
with feelings of not wholly unadmixed
admiration that I was examining the
traces of the spoiler's handiwork when
the door opened and some one came into
44 1 looked up, expecting to see Vere
Lucingham. Vere was Second Secretary
here then ; an incorrigible farceur, who
had, as such, a 'difficulty' with some vic
timized native to settle next day ; which
business had brought me up from the
Bad. But it was not Vere on whom the
door had just closed.
" It was a slight wiry little man, with
his black hair cut close to his bullet head,
with a sallow face shaved blue, and a
keen, cool eye that took everything in the
room in at a glance, and then rested upon
me as though I was precisely the person
its owner wished and expected to behold.
In fact, I fancied the little man muttered
as much to himself. -
"So I asked him pointedly who he was
instead of what he wanted.
"'Dard, Agent of the Surete,' he an
swered. 44 1 had to ask him what he wanted,
then, you know. His reply to this was
"In the name of the law I arrest you,'
" Might I inquire why ?' I returned.
" ' You, Thompsonne, alia Walkerre,
the little man pursued. 'In short
Thompsonne, with an infinity of aliaset.
Why, for your last oup at Spa this
" He was perfectly in earnest, I could
see; he meant every word he said. I
stared at him. . His smile was particularly
irritating to me in my then state of mind.
The window was open; there was the
making of a. good fall outside. I admit
my first impulse was to dispose of my visi
tor summarily that way.
M ' C'est pas le peine,' he observed, mis
reading my eyes ; 'you would only break
44 He was so perfectly cool that I had
perforce to get myself in hand again.
44 'That" I said to him when I had done
it 'is the second mistake yeu have made,
Dard,' he put in.
' Monsieur Dard, since I have had the
pleasure ot your society. It was not my
self that I was tempted to toss out of that
window. And I am not Thompson'
44 ' English pickpocket,' this insufferable
Monsieur Dard put in here. 4 Ah I you
are not Thompsonne, English pickpocket 1
" ' Really not Your last mistake is
rather a ghastly one you will find, I should
"4Allons done!' he responded, shrug
ging his shoulders.
444 My dear Monsieur Dard, I went on,
grinning inwardly now, in spite of my
annoyance, and in anticipation of Yere s
entry on the sccnce,to see how profoundly
convinced my interlocutor was that he had
arrested his Thompsonne, and how charm
ingly he mistook my modest assurance for
the impudence of that hardened criminal ;
my dear Monster Jjara, 11 so nappena tnat
in a very few minutes I shall be able to
produce unimpeachable evidence of my
44 4 Pray do not trouble yourself,' he de
44 4 1 am not going to trouble myself at
all,' I said ; 4 my unimpeachable evidence
will walk into this room of its own accord
in about a quarter of an hour.'
44 Aha ! And he comes from where, your
unimpeachable evidence f
44 4 From the British Embassy, my dear
Monsieur Dard. You will, I presume,
admit then, your mistake is the ghastly
mistake I have ventured to style it 1 You
will J Very good. And as you. have on ly
a quarter of an hour to wait before you
admit this, and as any endandre would
hardly improve matters, do me the favor
to sit down, light one of these cigarettes,
and relieve my curiosity as to why, in
your wisdom, you have arrested me as
Thompson, English pickpocket and what
supposing I am Thompson aforesaid, I
have been doing at Spat '
"Monsieur Dard looked at me harder,
shrugged his shoulders hipfcr, smiled
more insufferably than he had looked and
shrugged and smiled yet I had, however,
so far impressed him in some way that
when I sat down and lit a little roll of
Pheresli tobacco he followed my example.
Then he said,
44 4 You were at the Redoute at Spa this
morning when play commenced 1 '
44 1 admitted I was.
"'At the roulette-table in the smaller
taUe T ' he continued.
44 Excuse me ; you are wrong there. It
is well known I never touch roulette. I
was at the trente-et-ouarante table.'
44 ' At the same table,' pursued the im
passible Dard, 4 was standing one Hippo
44 4 Who is he?'
4 Whom you must have noticed place
a red portefeuille "
44 4 A red portefeuille 1 ' I repeated.
4 Containing, it appears, in bank notes,
the sum of
44 4 Of fifty-odd thousand francs, I sup
pose, I muttered, pensive at the recollec
tion of my own vanished paper, the result
of that run upon the Rouge that morning.
44 4 No,' Monsieur Dard returned sharp
ly, ' not quite so much as that About
fortT thousand francs. A miscount no
doubt he added.
44 4 By Jove! I ejaculated m the ver
nacular, unheeding my friend's sarcasm.
This is queer. A red portefeuille, you
44 'Your penetration Ms perfeet,' Mon
sieur Dard replied, with an ironical bow.
"A red morocco portefeuille. Monsieur
Bourdon, as you noticed, placed it in the
inner breast-pocket of his coat ; and'
44 4 What! The inner breast pocket
too?' The coincidence was getting more
44 4 And you, pursued Monsieur Dard,
4 took advantage of the crowd at the door
44 And I will be shot, you know, if Mon
sieur Dard didn't pantomime precisely the
maneuver my dnalineur just now must
have employed to cut my red morocco
portefeuille out of my inner breast pock
etr "'Go on,' I said, astonished. 'What
did I do then?
4,4 You rushed precipitately down the
staircase of the Redoute.'
44 4 1 wanted to catch the train you know.'
44 4 Ca se comprehend! You jumped
into a vnnirr waiting outside, and caused
yourself to be driven furiously to the sta
tion, where you arrived in time to take a
ticket first-class, to Paris by the 11:37 ex-
" l admit ail ma. j u.
444 In th meantime, though unfortu-
natelv too late. Monsieur Bourdon had be
come aware of his loss. He instantly
communicated his susmctons ne had no
ticed you repeatedly at his elbow to the
Commissaire of Police. Oddly enough,'
continued Monsieur Dard, his eyes on me
more maliciously than ever, 4 the Commis
saire waa at that moment en Braced with
the Sergeant ltokerre you know the
Serre&nt Rnkerre. with ont doubt? No?
Reallv? Not the Serjeant Rokerre of
your own Surete from Scotlanyar ? Well,
r,n matter th fwrwint RnkArrs Vnnwi
444 The devil he does f I Interjaculated.
"Yes. In fact it was precisely ne
m 1 1. .
i uouipsonne, wiin an uramiy 01 awuee.
notorious English pickpocket who had
brought tbe Sergent Rokerre from Brux-
elles, where he had lost sight of his man.
to Spa, where he expected to find him ;
and it was precisely this Thompsonne that
Bourdon described when he described
the individual he believed had robbed
44 ' I don't say he didn't,' I commented ;
' I only say he didn't describe me.'
44 4 Wait a minute,' Monsieur Dard re
turned. 'By means of this description yon
were traced to the station ; by means of it
it was ascertained yon had taken a ticket
for Paris. The Sergeant Rokerre then
communicated by telegraph with us, and
took other precautions in the event of
your changing yonr mind with regard to
your destination. However, these proved
unnecessary. You arrived in Paris at 9
o'clock this evening. Monsieur Thomp
sonne is too important a personage for us
Sot to possess his tignalement. That tele
graphed to us by the Sergeant Rokerre
from Spa agreed remarkably with the pen
portrait of the same which I of course
consulted when the affair was placed in
my hands. So remarkably,' concluded
Monsieur Dard, that though the tele
graph specified such things as that travel
ing dress you wear, as that purple and
black plaid, as that peculiarly-fashioned
cap, I had need of none of them to- feel
certain you were the Thompsonne I
wanted the instant I came into the room.'
44 4 And you feel as certain of it still,
Monsieur Dard ?'
44 ' Undoubtedly,' he said, smiling in
sufferably. Yet I had reason to know the
Surete' could boast ' of few abler agent
than this same Dard. I was curious to
hear why he was s5 certain I was his
44 4 Before I prove to you 1 am not prove
to me I am,' I asked him.
44 4 1 will prove that to you in two words.
he declared calmly.
44 He looked me in the eyes with cool
triumph in his own, as he leaned across
the table and said
14 4 The red portefeuille was distinctly
seen in your possession at the station la
feu at Spa.'
4 That is very probable," 1 returned.
u'AhI You admit it? In effect to
what good deny it ?'
44 ' 1 don t deny it the least in the world.
44 4 No?' Monsieur Dard replied, rising
with that confounded touch of melodrama
in his rising that taints all Frenchmen
more or less ; ' no, you do not deny it and
it would be useless if you did, because that
same red portefeuille was again seen in
your possession at the station here in
Paris three-quarters of an hour ago.'
44 4 1 admit it was in my possession there
too, Monsieur Dard.'
44 Because,' he went on, 4 you have held
no communication with any one since, ex
cept with me ; because, therefore, and in
short, that red portefeuille and the forty
44 4 Excuse me, fifty thousand,' I inter
rupted, spitefully, spoiling his peroration.
44 4 Because,' he repeated, 4 that red porte
feuille is there T and he pointed with un
hesitating forefinger straight at the inner
breast pocket of my traveling jacket
where indeed my red morocco note-ease
ought to have been.
44 1 could scarcely well help grinning in
his rallow, blue-shaven face, at the sell
and the swindle that was coming.
444 The devil it is! I replied, turning so
as to expose that clean, artistic cut in my
garment 'I should be only too glad if
you were right about that at all events.
But what do you make of thii, Monsieur
44 Monsieur Dard didnt seem to know
exactly what to make of it for a minute or
two, I thought Then he smiled that con
founded smile of his, and wagged his head,
as it were admiringly.
44 4 It is very clever,' he observed, 4 won
derfully clever. But, my dear Monsieur
Thompsonne, it will not do. Ah no, it
will not do at all!'
44 Eventually I gathered that Monsieur
Dard's opinion, belief, conviction, was
that I had been operating on mytdf!
44 And to make one's self out so far from
the robber as the robbed wouldn't have
been such a bad move on the part of the
real Thompson, would it? It was a notion,
though, which could only enter that in
dividual's head or Monsieur Dard's ; so
that to Monsieur Dard, I was simply more
positively the real Thompson than ever,
don't you see ?
44 But that too clever little man's triumph
was of the briefest The next moment
the door opened with a rush, and there
entered, perhaps more precipitately than
he had intended, an unmistakable subordi
nate from the Rue de Jerusalem, whom I
presumed Monsieur Dard had prudently
put on guard outside, followed by some
one far more reassuring in the shape of
44 4 Some trouble to get at you, Dick,'
said Vere, when he perceived me. 4 Ah !
here is Monsieur Dard. Bon jeur, Mon
44 Notwithstanding its natural Impertur
bability, the countenance of the agent of
the Surete betrayed signs of exquisite dis
comfort at this salutation ; for Monsieur
Dard knew who Vere was perfectly well
He had taken certain instructions from the
Second Secretary in a matter in which the
Embassy had just employed him; and the
Second Secretary knew me Thompsonne,
with the infinity of aliate, notorious
British pickpocket, and addressed me
familiarly as 'Dick.'
44 4 Diable I diable I diaoie r mutierea ais
comfited Monsieur Dard in three different
keys. If this were the case, why The
inference was as obvious as it was un
pleasant I was no more his Thompsonne
than he was himself!
14 At a sirn the subordinate withdrew.
Vere seated himself, and looked from one
to the other of us.
4 Perhaps I m de tropr he Inquired, as
if this idea had just struck him. 'You've
business with Monsieur Dard, Dick?'
44 4 No,' I returned, enjoying the specta
cle Monsieur Dard presented inefiabiy;
it's Monsieur Dard who has business
with me. Perhaps you can help him to
44 4 All right What's the row r
"'Monsieur Dard has done me the
honor of arresting me,' I explained.
44 4 Ah! what lor?'
44 4 Picking pockets at Spa.
44 4 Serve you right you know.
4,4 As beine one Thompsonne, with an
infinity of aliaset , who picks pockets gen
erally everywhere. Is it not so, Monsieur
44 4 Eh, bien, oui !' that individual rapped
out ;' for me, I confess, you are Thomp
sonne. Unless' And he glanced inter
rogatively at Vere. W Men straw shook
his head dubiously.
"Such,' he said, 4 is human depravity,
that, in spite ot his Ingenuous counte
nance, it's possible he may be Thomp
sonne. On the neck of my conscience,
Dick, I can't say you're not a swell mobs
man, and have not been picking pockets
at Spa.' , ,
44 ' Allons doncf muttered Monsieur
Dard impatiently. '
444 But continued Vere, 4 1 can say that,
except in the legitimate way of whist and
billiards, you have never picked mine.
And moreover, Monsieur Dard, though
you may be right and society in general
wrong,! am bound to add that by society
in general, and by myself in particular,
this person nas niuenu mxu uuu w n
one Richard Langley, and that if HQ
honest he is at least written down honor
able in Debrett'
44 4 Diable ! diable ! diable !' in the three
different keys from Monsieur Dard again
44 4 So that' Vere concluded, oeiore ai
tniroiher renouncing him. perhaps I had
Kottor hMr all abont it
44 Well, the upshot ot it was mat we au
three beat up the nearest Commissaire ;
that mv identity was duly vouched for,
and that it was arranged we shonid meet
the victimized Bourdon, and the English
rlebnrtive Rokerre. before the same official
next day, when matters were partially
cleared nn. Monsieur Bourdon declared
that though I very strongly resembled the
individual who had stuck to him so per
tinaciously at the roulette table, yet that
to the best of his belief he had never set
eyes on me before. And the English de
tective decided as readily that I was not
44 Only you see, sir,' Sergeant Rokerre
explainedyou really are so uncommon like
the other rascal that is, I mean, of course,
the rascal that it ain't no wonder we was
put wrong. You had been noticed hurry
ing on to the station f we thought we was
tracking Aim all the while. Our descrip
tion of him hit yw off so well, that we got
tnat lnionnauon about your gray jacket,
and that queer cap you wore, and so on.
Then again the description of jfou we tele
graphed here quite fitted with , the one
they'd got of Attn. Although, sir, yon see
seen with a red pocket-book down at Spa,
and you'd been seen with one at the sta
tion here. Which that were a odd start,
too, you're having your pocket cut that
way, wern'tit sir?' -. .
- "I had arrived at that opinion already ;
but as I had about enough of this 'Comedy
of Errors' by this time, X cut Mr. Rokerre s
discourse as the 4Chorous ruthlessly short
"Impassible as ever again. Monsieur
Dard had played an almost silent part in
the last scene. '. When it was over ne
saluted us comprehensively, and departed
without a word. "As his friend and con
frere Rokerre had remarked, -'all things
considered," the mistake or the French
agent was excusable enough. - It was
nevertheless, though, a mistake, and it
punished Monsieur Dard's infallibility
sorely to have to own it was. . .
" But he said in the course of a brier
conversation we had before I left Paris,
'but, revanche, I think I can promise
you, Monsieur Langley, the recovery of
the money you were robbed of on the
night of your arrival.
"'You have a clue, then?' I inquired,
not over hopefully.
4,4 1 have my little theory. If I get
earte-Uancli to act upon it, I will answer
for success this time.'
" 4 Very urood : but remember. Monsieur
Dard, I don't know the number of a single
note, to begin with.'
44 4 That is of no consequence, you can
identify the portefeuille ?
" ' Well, it is part of my theory that the
money is in that portefeuille still exactly
as it was when it was stolen.'
"4The only thing, then, is to discov
er the portefeuille, Monsieur Dard? I
44 4 Precisely,' he responded, ir, as 1
say, I am allowed to act I consider that
discovery certain. It shall be my amende
44 With that Monsieur Dard took his
leave. I can't say that he left me with
any very abiding hope of getting my
note-case again. It was, nevertheless,
destined to become 4 an affair' not yet for
gotten at the Prefecture.
" un the Boulevard, three months later,
I ran against Vere one afternoon.
444 Well, my Thompsonne,' said the far
ceur, 'and how is business, eh? Faked
any more fat note-cases lately ? I suppose
so, for your old friend Dard was inquiring
for you just now.'
" 4 What did he want me ror ? -
"I couldn't gather the precise crime
you'd been perpetrating; but he asked so
eusju;iuuaijr nucu juuu w ixma a
thought it more easy to answer-fcim vo
cally out of 4 Kathleen Mavourneen'
11 might n't Be tor rears, ana it might mi bb ror
ever." at which he seemed annoyed. So at last I
proposed for a certain sum down to be
tray you unto him to-night
-Don't .be a 1001 1 wnat ao you
"I mean that I'm going to order a
mirobolani dinner in here, and that you
are to pay for it like a bird. At least, I
shall think but poorly of you if you don't
when I have told yon that keep cool now
that our Dard has recovered the coin
you boned from I mean the coin that was
boned from you, you know.' .
41 And that your formal identification of
your purloined note-case is all that is
wanting to put you once more in posses
sion of your ill-gotten gains, when, as a
matter of course, you will invite us all to
a dancing supper at Brebant's.'
14 1 may as well add at once that l was
eventually let in for this entertainment
and then leave Monsieur Dard to finish
the 44 Affair of the Red Portefeuille' in his
fashion without further interruption.
44 4 My theory' he said, 4 was this:
Monsieur Langley, not being my Thomp
sonne, had neither robbed Bourdon nor
as I had given him great credit for doing
himself; but on the contrary, Monsieur
Langley had indubitably been robbed by
some one else. Now was it not a thing
unnatural, almost impossible, to 'suppose
that on the same day, in precisely the
same way as he was being accused of
haying robbed Bourdon at Spa, Monsieur
Jjangiey should be robbed at the f lace
Roubaix of a similar portefeiulle, contain
ing a similar large amount, by any mere
casual cut-purse ? To me it seemed so im
possible that I rejecteJ the supposition at
once. X bad, therefore, to conclude that it
was no mere casual cut-purse who had
robbed monsieur Langley. .
44 4 Who then ? Home one who had
planned the coup at Spa, and followed the
red portefeuille in Monsieur Langley's in
ner breast-pocket to Paris? "
Much more likely. And yet the
chance of success was hardly great enough
in proportion to the inevitable risk, to
tempt an artist or such force as uonsieur
Langley's decaliteur evidently was, to
leave securer and more profitable business
la bat. It is true my Thompsonne, who
had imperative reasons for quitting Spa,
might have taken this purse also on his
way; but I had ascertained that my
Thompsonne had not arrived in Paris at
all, you see.
"I put this second supposition aside
the more readily because of something I
"'I remembered that that evening there
had been at the Paris terminus, waiting
the arrival of the express at 9 o'clock, a
man who, the moment he beheld Monsieur
Langley, would be morally certain that in
a certain pocket of Monsieur Langley's
traveling coat was a red portefeuille con
taining some forty thousand francs in
bank notes, who would have special rea
sons for watching Monsieur Langley closer
than anybody else, and who believed Mon
sieur Langley to be Thompsonne, the pick
" 4 Remembering this, I quickly saw
how this man, with special reasons for
watching Monsieur Langley closely, might
nav noucea nun taae me porteieuiue
from his pocket to get out his keys, say;
how this man, .who believed Monsieur
Langley to be Monsieur Thompsonne,
might have hardly calculated on being
able to rob him with perfect impunity, in
asmuch as, on the other hand, even if
Thompsonne caught him tn flagrante de
lietu, a word from one thief would make
the other only too glad to hold his
tongue ! and, on the other hand, if Thomp
sonne were not to perceive his loss at the
moment he was to be arrested, so soon as
he was domiciled, by me, when, his deedU-
teur naturally supposed, there was slight
chance of my prisoner proclaiming he had
been robbed of the most positive proofs
of his late operations at Spa.
" In short, 1 saw in a very brier while
how this man might have robbed Monsieur
Langley, supposing him to be Thomp
sonne. The more I reflected on the mat
ter the more certain did I become that
this man, and no other, was the actual
44 4 And he was the agent who had been
ordered to "AW" the snnnosed Thomn-
sonne on his arrival. The "faiteur ot
the red portefeuille was this particular
agent, I was finally convinced, and no one
44 4 The conclusion I had arrived at wasa
very grave one. We are, we must be,
invariably above suspicion in our mener.
But I had arrived at this conclusioa de
liberately, and I could arrive at this alone,
I laid my theory, therefore, before the
Chief, and more effectively than I had
ventured to hope. After sosae delibera
tion the Chief decided that concidering
the importance of this matter to ourselves,
I should be allowed to clear It .upJf I
could. At the same time the consefaces
of my failing to do so were plauiiy in
timated to me. But I did not think I
should fail. Armed with the Chefs carte
Uancli I lost no time in placing my
pect" under surveillance forthwith.
" 'His name was Falliex.' Certain pro
tection had procured him admittance Into
the Brigade, where we knew unusually
TENNESSEE,; FRIDAY, JANUARY tt, 1870.
little of bis antecedents ; a fact which had
no doubt had its influence in deciding the
Chief in favor of an investigation.
444 In my unavoidable absence, at the last
moment Falliex, to whom all the details
of the affair must have - been well known,
was directed to await the arrival of the
supposed Thompeonne by the express at
nine o'clock, and in the event of my still
not having appeared, to filer that individu
al auietly wherever he might go, our ob
ject being to make the acquaintance of
any confederates Thompsonne might nave
in Paris, you understand. I reached the
Gare just as Monsieur Langley was driving
away to the Grand Hotel. Once there, I,
as you will doubtless recollect, lett ainex
outside the supposed Thompsonne's room,
entered it myself, and arrested Monsieur
Langley, a deplorable error, for which I
have omy iorgiven myseii since yester
day. . .
" 4 Convinced by Monsieur Lucingham
shortly afterward of this error, you will
also recolleet I signed to my aide that he
might withdraw. .Which he did in the
most tranquil manner possible, carrying
off with him the red portefeuille and the
fifty thousand francs of Monsieur Langley
with him.- When, next day, I informed
him of the tteea, and the way in which
our supposed faiievr had himself been
robbed, it pleased Monsieur Falleix to lift
his shoulders in his customary silent.
fashion, and to smile disagreeably in my
face. I remembered that smile when the
notion that Monsieur Falleix, and none
but he, was the robber, began to grow
npen me. He had had time to dispose of
his plunder.and had evidently so disposed
of it as to feel quite safe.
"4How? Where? questions l had to
answer, and questions very diincuit to
answer; for the way in which he had
Slanned and performed this coup proved
Consieur Falleix at once to be a person
of profound ability, who would never
have forgotten to take into his. calcula
tions the possibility, at any rate, of his
being suspected and watched, as I meant
he should be.
4 No ; Monsieur Langley's red porte
feuille, I was of opinion, by the by, that
the portefeuille itself had not been de
stroyed, either because jraueix would con
sider its destruction immaterial when it
was no longer liable to be found in his
possession, or because he had had no
means of destroying it safely forthwith,
and had been too prudent to keep it about
him till he should have had these means,
Monsieur Langley's portefeuille, I say,
and its contents, the proof of Falleix's
guilt and the correctness of my the
ory, were only to be discovered
through Falleix's impatience or impru
dence. Only this could give me a clew;
and this clew my " suspect," who now
began to live, as it were, under glass,
the minutest action, the most trifling inci
dents of whose life were all henceforth
known to me, seemed to have determined
I should wait for eternally. The closest
watch upon him brought to light abso
lutely nothing. My 44 suspect" continued
to conduct himself in the most unsuspi
cious manner possible. This I had anti
cipated ; he had taken it for granted he
was lurveMc, of course. But the Chief
Frew, or appeared to grow incredulous,
was pushing my theory too far, he said ;
it was indigne, this que diable I
"Was it? Was I mistaken? I did
not wonder they thought I was ; but I
never thought 89, somehow, myself. No;
Falleix was even stronger than I had
imagined; that was alL
He was poor, miserably poor, among
us who are not rich. Miserably poor.
Yet I could see on his debauchee's face
signs of the vices that are costly. Those
fifty thousand francs, how could he resist
the temptation of tbem? How could he
hold himself back from them any longer ?
Yet I knew he had not spent a sou ; yet I
doubted if he had even once allowed him
self to ascertain If his treasure was still
safe. Marvelous self-denial! What was
hewaiting for? A pretext to get quit of
us,' and beyond our Teach. Never beyond
mine. I used sometimes to say to myself,
if he went to'the end of the world.
"I think he knew this. 1 thins: ne
must have known the incessant, terrible
etywnnage he waa subjected to. But he
bow it and so he baffled it; his patience
was proof against it: and he made no
"'There are those who declared at last
that he was innocent Three months had
passed ; this was the sole result I had
obtained. But my conviction of his guilt
was strong as ever.
44 4 However, there must be an end of
this, the Chief declared. Falleix must be
released from survellance. As for me, I
thought it advisable to anticipate events
by tendering my resignation at once.
. gm.. T 1 i 1 1 V. v: V A
1 ne vyillcl BKUUcll auu auiAjai mo uwu,
4" Not yet" he said.
""But since it appears that I am
Not vet I tell you. Ah ! ca, you do
not then understand me ?"
4 At last I did. The Chief s Idea was
simple enough. "Falleix," he reasoned,
"has been perfectly aware of the watch
we have kept upon him, and so has taken
very good care to avoid betraying himself.
When he finds he is no longer file, he will
conclude he is no longer suspected. And
then well, then, you see, he may be less
careful So I withdraw a useless surveil
lance, and I leave the rest to you."
. " 4 The next day it was reported at the
Prefecture that I had been sent on special
service across the Channel, llut that day,
and every day, in one disguise or another,
I dogged my man about Paris, patiently,
ruthlessly, as a hound follows a trail ' In
vain, however; in vain always.
" 4 Had he recognized me r I felt sure
he had not Was he really guilty after all?
Yes ; a thousand times yea My instinct
if not my judgment told me I had not de
ceived myselfl I stuck doggedly to the
trail. Admit though Messieurs, that mis
affair- was assuming a hopeless aspect
There appeared no limit to the time this
game of hide-and-seek between us might
44 ' I was winking so two mornings ago
when, once more, my man-chase recom
menced." In his usual listless fashio'n Fal
leix was strolling along the Quaisjust suf-
ndentiy ahead to oe aepi weu in sign.
It seemed everybody's Dimanche but his ;
in his threadbare garments he looked more
miserably : poverty-stricken than ever
then. Surely, he must allow himself to
draw on the red portefeuille soon I tried
to hope. ' "
444 A" at once his listless mode or pro
gression changed. My flaneur began
walking like a man with some object in
view. I had to shorten the distance be
" 4 Across the Place, across the Boule
vard, where was he going so straight ?
To the station in the nue d Amsterdam, it
appeared presently. Tempted by the
sunshine, the poor devil wanted to
breathe a little country air. w here 1
44 He waited bis turn at the bureau of
the St Germain line. His destination, I
concluded, then, was Asnieres. The
price of a seat on the imperial to that fa
vored locality would hardly be beyond his
means. But no. He was going further
too far, it struck me. He must have been
dijJMU about the country air he breathed,
for he asked for a ticket for Chatou.
" 'Diable! Why Chatou, when we were
so poor that positively our whole available
capital could not compass the fare ; and
but for the compassionate official who con
sented to accent a littin bon nnon the Pre
fecture in payment we could neyerhare
gone at au? Whyuhatou?
44 4 1 tried to solve this question on our
way down ; for, I need hardly tell you, I
also had business at Chatou that day.
"Arrived there, Falleix strolled away,
listless as ever, rrom the station, I follow
ing. I suppose we had about equally en
loved the" country air for half an hour.
when the delusive sunshine faded ; it be
gan to rain to rain in torrents. Impos
sible to continue strelling about in this
deluge. We took shelter In a certain re
staurant "Positively ee mnOieureux had no chance.
His little holiday was spoiled. Hour after
hour passrxl by ; the deluge only increased;
ne nad omy 10 stare blankly at the down
pour. He manifested a melancholy resiir
nation so touching that I caught myself
almost pitying him at times.
" Toward dusk, when nothing remained
for him but to go home, the rain suddenly
ceased. He took immediate advantage of
the opportunity or reaching the station
I felt half inclined to let
- f him go in peace,
What could I learn by
simply dogging him back again ?
"4 Yet why had he come here at all?
Why here to Chaton in particular ? in a
moment I had started after him as this
question recurred to me. - -
He must have walked fast; he was
out of sight No; I caught a glimpse of
him as he turned swirtly on the roadway
into the wood. Why, if he were so
pressed, that detour thronrh the wood ?
44 4 1 reached the place where he bad dis
appeared. Screened securely by the
bushes, I looked for him. There he was,
walking as though he had just discovered
he had plenty of time to reach the station
before the coming train.
"Had he suspected me? Or had the
momentary chance I had stupidly afforded
him enabled him to do what he had come
here to do? Had those two or three
minutes lost me the whole game? I
strained my eyes in the gathering dark
ness to see.
"And, suddenly, I saw him swing
round, and glance sharply about him.
And then he seemed to lean against the
trunk of a tree beside him while one
might count slowly five, And then he
lounged on, this flaneur, never looking
back. I let him go, now. I waited still
where I was till I had heard the train
pass, and stop, and start
44 4 Then in my turn I walked down that
pathway, and halted by that tree, and per
ceived its trunk was hollow. In that hol
low, my instinct told me, lay the proof of
my little theory. Yet I paused a few
seconds before I put in my nand.
444 My hand pushed aside the dead
leaves and the moss and touched it, and
drew it forth a small tin box. In this
tin box was the red morocco portefeuille
of Monsieur Lantrley. bearincr his initials.
In the red portefeuille were fifty-one thou
sand two hundred rrancs in bank-notes or
the Bank of France.
"For more than three months that tin
box had lain where I found it; for more
than three months my Falleix had baffled
us all. But the temptation to assure him
self of the safety of his butin had in the
end proved too stronsr even for prudence
like his. He had come down that day to
touch it only to touch it while one might
have counted-slowly five.
4 Unfortunately ror him it was I who
" 'I put the notes back into the porte
feuille, the portfeuille into the tin box, the
tin box into the hollow trunk again. That
night I made my report to the Chief Yesterday-
Falleix was brought down to
Chatou, and 1 reproduced un nox, porte
feuille, bank notes, to everybody's satis
faction but his.
"Poor devil! He fainted.
" And that is the end of the Affair of
the Red Portefeuille. I trust Monsieur
Langley will consider I have made him
the amende honorable I promised him?'
Well, you know," Dick concluded, 44 it
wasn't for me to say he hadn't!" London
A cask of kleptomania, called so when
a person in Btation takes what is another's,
but which is generally denominated lar
ceny or robbery when a " poor cuss " is
the guilty party, has just occurred here,
the facts of which are as follows :
On Thursday or Friday last, a 'lady ef
genteel appearance, the better hair or a
prominent gentleman in the legal frater
nity, entered the fancy goods store of E.
G.pDavis, corner Eighth street and Market
space, for the purpose of making some
purchases. She was waited on by one of
the lady clerks, who was surprised to see
the lady, as she was about to leave, secrete
in her muff a Roman scarf, valued at $17.
She was allowed to depart, and the clerk
informed her employer of what had oc
curred. A consultation was held at the
residence of the lady, when a dialogue
somewhat in this fashion occurred :
Clerk Mrs. , I forgot whether you
told me to charge that scarf you got of us
yesterday, or whether yeu wanted me to
bring a bill for it at once.
Lady (apparently surprised) What
scarf have you reference to ?
Clerk I mean the scarf that you got
yesterday. Don't you remember it ?
Lady Why you must be crazy. I did
not get any scarf.
Clerk You certainly did, madam, or I
am greatly mistaken. If you will look
through your muff, or your under-ward-robe,
I think you will find it
In response to this the lady bounced
out of the room, apparently very angry,
but soon returned, bearing a muff in her
hand, demanding of the clerk to "search
it if you think there is a scarf there."
The sham eves of the female measurer
of tapes quickly detected a trifle of fringe
hanging irom one corner of the muff,
which she took in her band, and in a
twinkling, from beneath the lining she
drew forth the identical scarf which had
been " kleptomanized " the day before, re
marking quickly as she did so :
" There, 1 thought you nadiorgouen ii.
The kleptomaniac burst into tears, and
prayed the lady ciera not 10 lei ner nus
band know of it She would pay for it
"Here," said she, "take this andpay for
it" handine the clerk a $30 bilL The lady
clerk took the money and the scarf, and in
a short time thereafter the messenger of
the establishment was seen ringing the
door bell of the lady's mansion, having in
his band a parcel containing a itoman
scarf; $3 in change, and a receipted bill
for 1.Wahington Republican.
Abotjsd the idea of one's mother the
mind of man clings with fond affection.
It is the first dear thought stamped upon
our infant heart, when yet soft and capa
ble of receiving the most profound im
pressions, and all the after feelings are
more or less light in comparison. Our
passions and our wilfulness may kad us
far from the object of our filial love; we
may become wild, headstrong, and angry
at her counsels or opposition ; but when
death has stilled her monitory voice, and
nothing but calm memory remains to re
capitulate her virtues ana gooa ueeus, i
fection, like a flower beaten to the ground
by a rude storm, raises up her head and
smiles amid her tears. Round that idea,
as we have said, the mind clings with fond
affections, and even when the earlier pe
riod of our loss forces memory to oe miens
fancy takes the place of remembrance, and
twines the image of our departed with a
garland of graces, and beauties, and vir
tues, which we doubt not that she pos-
of the mosauito are laid in a
howl-ahaned mass upon the surface of
stagnant water by the mother fly. After
hatching out they finally become tbe
"wiggletails" or wriggling worms that
may he seen in the summer in any barrel
nf water tnat is exposea 10 ue atnnawaciw
for anv lenrth of time. Finally the
" wiggletaQs come to the surface, and the
full fledged mosquito bursts out of them,
t first with mr short, limn winrs. which
in a short time grow ootn m rengm iu
stiffness. Thisprocess is repeated againnd
a irain. probably .several times in the eoursa
of one season. It to a curious fact that
the male mosquito, which may no owa
by its feathered aniens, is pnymcauy m-
n. Mm anr-kintr blood. '--
The mesquito is not an unmitigated pest
Although in the winged state the female
sucks our blood and disturbs our rest, in
thai i.rv. state the insect is decidedly bene-
hw nnrifVinr stagnant water that
breed malaria diseases.
Limueus long ago showed that if Tou place
two barrels of stagnant water side by side,
.tt,.r nf them containinc any " wiggle-
tails" or other living animals, and cover
n nf them over with cauze, leaving the
other one uncovered so that it will soon
become full of 44 wiggletails " hatched out
from the eggs deposited by the female
mosquito, then the covered barrel will in a
few weeks become very offensive, and the
uncovered barrel will emit no impure and
unsavory vapors. Sntomoiogut.
-A tome bold statistician says that ten or
fifectn veers of well directed economy in
savin "the manure now suffered to be lost
in tiys country, would pay the entire na
with a dry skin.
The Maddening Xechanism of Thought,
Orm brains are seventy-year clocks. The
Angel of Life winds them up once tor all.
then closes the case, and gives the key into
the band of the Angel of the Resurrec
tion. Tic-tac! tic-tac! go the wheels of
thought; our will cannot stop them; they
cannot stop themselves ; sleep cannot still
them ; madness only makes them go fas
ter ; death alone can break into the case,
and seizinz the ever-swinging pendulum.
which we call the heart, silence at last the
clicking of the terrible escapement we
have carried so long beneath our wrinkled
foreheads. If we could only get at them.
as we he on our pillows, and count the
dead beats of thought after thought and
image after image jarring through , the
over-tired organ! Will nobody block
those wheels, uncouple that pinion, cut
the string that holds these weights, blow
up the infernal machine with gunpowder?
What a passion comes over us sometimes
for silence and rest that this dreadful
mechanism, unwinding the endless tapes
try of time, embroidered with - spectral
figures of lite and death, could have but
one brief holiday? Who can wonder that
men swing themselves off from beam3 in
hempen lassos? that they jump off from
parapets into the swift andgurglingwaters
beneath? that they take counsel of the
gnm fiend who has but to utter his one
peremptory monosyllable, and the rest
less machine is shivered as a case that
is dashed upon a marble floor? Under
that building which we pass every day
there are strong dungeons, where neither
hook, nor bar, nor bed cord, nor drinking
vessel from which a sharp fragment may
be shattered, shall by any chance be seen.
There is nothing for it when the brain is
on fire with the whirling of its wheels,
but to spring against the stone wall and
silence them with one crash. Ah, they
remembered that the kind city fathers
and the walls are nicely padded, so that
one can take such exercise as he nxes
without damaging himself If anybody
would really contrive some kind of a lever
that one could thrust in among the works
W& U1IO OUWIUMIU UU bUIAA . LAV. Ill,
ot alter their rate of going, what would
the world give for the discovery ? Hen
are very apt to try to get at the machine
by some Indirect system or other. They
clap on the biakes by means of opium,
they change the uaddemng monotony 01
the rhythm by means of fermented
liquors. It is because the brain is locked
no and we cannot touch its movements
directly, that we thrust these coarse tools
in through any crevice Dy wnicn tney
may reach the interior, alter its rate of
going for a while, and at last spoil the
machine. Oliver wenaeii Mount.
One of the Uses ef s Child.
A child helps to make us unselfish.
Selfishnesss the'love of self and the liv
ing for self is the root of most of life's
miseries; and anything tnat neips to get
rid of that must be or use.
I once knew a couple who started in
life determined to think and to do for
themselves alone. They knew no better ;
and they found before they had been long
married that all was not as comfortable as
theyj expected it to be. The truth was.
they each thought omy 01 ecu ; neuaer
thought of giving up to the other; they
sought their happiness only in self-enjoyment
; and they soon began to rub against
each other, ana to wear off some of the
varnish and gilding of the wedding-day.
And they might have lived on all their
lives in this style, had it not been that
they were cured of their selfishness
by a child. When I say " by a child," I
mean by God's use of a child He meant
children to teach us; and He made that
child teach them. Mary Fletcher was an
only daughter ; and she had all her life
long been accustomed to have every
thing her own way ; and she had no idea
of giving up to anybody or for anybody
until her baby was born, vvnen tne
baby came it brought its love with
it; and there was scarcely an hour in
the day but Mary found she must think for
another, and about another, and give her
self up to and for another ; and a new life
seemed to open oeiore her. xwasnt
all playing, with the baby: 'twas as I
said, caring and thinking for and giving
herself up to it ; and that not once or
twice, but all day long ; and sometimes all
night leng too. People who knew her
character might have wondered at this,
but that babe had a charm for Mary; and
though it couldn't beckon with its little
hand, and couldn't whisper any soli,
sweet words of counsel, still it' led her
away from self; and its feeble lit
tle cry was always lauung to ner ana say
ing, " There's one . leaning on you, one
looking to you; no mother belongs to her
self, but to her child." At first, Mary
Fletcher did this without thinking much
about it ; but all people have their think
ing times, and mothers as well as others.
Ay, mothers have thoughts peculiarly
their own ; God meant them to have ; and
this one used to think as she sat at work
with, the child across her lap or in the
cradle at her foot One day I dropped in,
and I saw the young mother ripping some
work off some of her own things they
were some of her wedding-clothes, too,
that she had been proud 0? not so very
long before. She was near the end, and
had only about three or iour lncnes ronp
off; so I thought "M just wait and see
what she's going to do with it; I'm certain
's going to put if on something for the
Id and sure enough she was. It was
scarcely off her own dress before it was
sewn on to the child's.
" Marv." said I. looking into the cradle
and giving the child a kiss, for I knew I
might say anything after I had kissed the
child 44 Mary," said I, "this child's a
never, said tne motner ; - ua hub
child ; but Tom's family and mine are all
small : 'twould be very strange if we had
a giant amongst us."
"1 don t mean in size, saia & uut m
strength." . ' ,
"Why, he can't stand, or do anything for
himself," said she.
" No ; but he can do something ior you,
said I; "he's just now been knocking you
" Why, the child's asleep."j n
At. nv. and you're awake ; and it's all
tha more wonderful that he should knock
you down while you are awake." .
m f .1.1 w snvaA IX p Martin.
1 viuua jvu iv v 1 niimf ... . - ,
said she. .
" Not a bit of it said L "You know,
Mary, you used to be vain and make a
ereat deal of being smart ; and now I see
you re stripping yourseu ior iutu.
"But then 'tis for my child, Mr.
Martin." ; "
" Exactly so ; and that's just one 01 tne
uses of a child to make us give up for
another; and if only we follow out the
lesson the child teaches us, we shall say to
ourselves, 4 If it is pheasant to give up for
this child, 'twill be pleasant to do so for
others also.' This babe makes you find
your happiness in giving to another; and
when 11 grows a inue uiucr wu u mum
enjoy happiness in its childish way in
toys, and a little play, and a few sweeties,
and some little stories, and so forth don't
you feel as though you'd be very happy
when you are making it happy T"
Yes; in looking iorwara w mat
time, said the young wue ; -1 oon 1 ieei
I shall want anything for myself if I can
ret everything for the child."
ilut you useu to ne au iur ecu, awij.
"Oh. that was before the baby was
born, but I feel quite different now.
What iwrnmHi nf old ahoea? They
are cut np in small pieces, and these are
put ror a couple 01 aays in cuionue 01 am
wbirh mahpa the leather very hard
and brittle. After this is effected, the
material is washed with water, dried,
ground to powder, and mixed with some
nhinm whtoh makea the narticles ad
here together, as shellac, good glue, or
thick SOlUUOn OI gum. . It IS men presscu
into moulds, and shaped into combs, but-
tnnt Kniin nnnaies. ana mnnj utuci
Place a piece of the thick, soft blotting
paper used by accountants on the table,
fhT t.. mmimd nart of the dress on It
Put another piece of the blotting-paper on
that and press "with a hot iron on the
YOL. XV. NO. 22.
80XQ FOR TEE SCHOOL-BOYS.
by laaae waaasoax. .
Krer to the right, boys,
Iver to the right 1
Gire a ready hand and tme.
To the work roe hare to do
Srer to Ue right
Erer to the right Vrra,
Nfnrer let roar teacber say.
Why mj wishea disobey f
' Erer to the right, bora,
. Krer to the right!
To erery stndr well attend.
To erery school-mate be s Mend
Erer to the right.
Erer to the rtsht bora,
Kvor to the right 1
Ha faith til. frank to everr a
- &rer 10 u ngu.
Erer to the rlghWbors,
Irer to the right!
Speak the trnth, the nqhl prime,
B honest In all roo say and do
- Erer to Ue right.
Erer to the Hsht, bora,
- Erer to Ue right!
71m if gold ; do what roo can.
To make roar mark v, 1 be a man
Brer to the right.
Lost on the Prairie.
A TSUa BTOST.
RiYirsi vpara ainr. a nartv of surveyors
had just finished their day's work in the
north-western nart of Illinois, when a vio
lent snow-storm came on. They started
for their tamp, which was in a grove of
about eighty acres, in a large prairie,
nearly twenty miles from any other tim
ber. The wind was blowing rery hard, and
the snow drifting so as to nearly blind
them. When they thought they had near
ly reached their camp, they all at once
came upon tracks in the snow. 1 hese
they looked at with care, and found, to
their dismay, that they were their own
It was now plain that they were lost on
the great prairie, and that if they had to
rmaa tha mirht there in the cold and the
snow, the chance was, that not one of
them would be alive in the morning.
While they were all shivering with fear
and with cold, the chief man of the party
caught sight of one of their horses, a gray
pony, known as " Old Jack."
Then the chief said, "if any one can
show us our way to camp, out of this
blinding snow. Old Jack can do it I will
take off his bridle, and let him loose, and
we will follow him. I think he will show
us the way to our camp.
The horse, as soon as he found himself
free, threw his head and tail in the air, as
if proud of the trust that had been put In
him.. Then he snuffed the breeze, and
gave a loud snort, which seemed to say,
" Come on, boys. Follow me. I'll lead
you out of this scrape."
He then turned in a new direction, and
trotted along, but not so fast that the men
could not follow him. They had not gone
more than a mile when they saw the cheer
ful blaze of their camp fires. They all
gave a loud huzzah at the sight
They felt grateful to God for their safe
ty, and threw their arms round Old Jack's
neck to thank him for what he had done
I know that this is a true story, for my
father was the chief of the party on the
occasion. Little Nuriery.
Duties of Young Men to Society.
It is the duty of young men to do all
they can to elevate society.
To do this they must be honest, indus
trious, gentlemanly, and charitable.
Honest : as this is the only way to live
happily. This has been proven by the
experience of many men; so, if ever
tempted to do a dishonest act, that time
honored maxim, ("Honesty is the best
policy,") should enter our minds with ten
fold force, and we should cast from us any
thought or implication of dishonest im
port Industrious: because it is eur duty to
do something towards our own support ;
although we may have kind parents, who
will provide us with tbe necessaries of life,
yet we should try to improve our time in
some manner, so that we may benefit our
selves and those around us. In the ani
mal and vegetable kingdoms, on this globe,
we see the young of either class provided
for, but when they arrive at suitable ages
they are required to provide for them
selvea This is true, with the exception
of a few' domestic animals which men pro
vides for, but by providing for them, he
finds their value increased beyond what it
would be if they were in a wild state, and
he thus receives compensation for his
If this is true of animals and vegetables,
t,v la it nnt thn rlntr of voun men to do
something towards their own support?
We do not pretena w say now uua uu
be done; but every young man should
wnnatinn. suited to his taste.
liaVTVtT ismmm-v f '
and laboc industriously in that occupa
tion. ' -
Gentlemanly : as by so doing we im
prove ourselves and in the same degree,
that we Improve; those around us over
whom we have any influence, be it ever
so light, will improve.
fknntihia far hv hems? charitable we
can help many people over the hills and
rOUgu places 111 ure , i io " -j
cessary to extend charity in the form of
worldly goods, but he charitable in spirit ;
have a feeling of sympathy for others in
their afflictions; though, if charity in the
form of worldly goods is required, do not
give begrudgingly, but giveVhatyoucan,
remembering that " Bread cast upon the
waters shall be returned again." Western
. How Candles are Made.
Wouldh't you like to go with me to
that mysterious land of sweets, where all
the candies come fromf
I suppose you imagine it to be some ex
quisite, fairy-like place, where little elves
measure, concoct mix, stir up and roll out
the various kinds of bon-bons which you
buy in nice boxes. No such thing ; on the
contrarv, it is a commonplace looking
wn fmilriinir that I shall take you Into,
and, instead of fairies, you will see big
men, with their sleeves roueu up, wwamg
in huge cellars, before immense furnaces,
where the delicious sweets are melted and
Think of seeing a brawny-armea man
".linnt" nf aoft candy into a
stick, two or three feef long, ornamenting
it with stripes or runerent coioreu csnuj,
and at last cutting it into lengths to sell
for a penny. ,
It is wonderful how much work is ex
pended on little things. Gum drops and
cordial drops of various kinds are all
r-.A In mnnlrla. Perhnral von have
WlUAVft " IT
wondered how the delicious drop ofpear
or plne-appie essence gets into tne wom
of a cordial drop. It is thus : when the
sturariaa oeauuiui, cieat uuuiu, uo -,
aXreadyto com. iifttl
sugar is a beautiful, clear liquid, nke water,
ana reaay to onus up, mc uua -
some of the essence, and pour it into the
mmm. m. J. -
n,Ui Tm mamr at nnfs rrvBtallzeS.
vAmix liani anifwhitA s the essence does
not crystalize, and remains In the middle
or tne sugar crysuu.
x lat cantues, um.a uw, "
...invftliin anrar donirh. as VOU
1C WW w - -p O ' -
have seen biscuit cut from flour dough-
n a A Imta. snKtawva WAT Hi I A
Bome Unas Ere pri-im- ww bu w
son, by rollers wiu uguien u wiu
them, wnicn ngures oi wmw,
prewe- " "J " -l.- ,v Aimm
that are sold in this one building, and It
..i - v;..-r rir1 tn all them. You
i n tram manw wnawra ua iitavar buwj Loatuavw
would fancy that a good many choice
n . ra luii .1 u,w kum. .v
sweets would nno tneir way
i: nriKM thirtv-fira irirls: but their
employer is a wise man, and he take
mills to cure ni cic w. um "
KT. , mi-:- : .Amm U . Whan
a new clerk comes to him, he gives her
.i;.Hn.ii tn put aa mnch aa she wishea
hmt r mn mr uih ui uw v. uo uus . . . m
Well girls are all fond of sweets, and the
new hand is sure to stuff herself to such
ATtnt aa trk malcM . herself sick : and
after that day she wants no more candy.
Girls sometimes remain five or six years
in the house, and never taste a so ear-plum.
This reanlt seems incredible, but it has
Wxn nrnvul Yyw tmH of frttnenO.
In Paris, where the moat delightful bon
bons are made, they are put Into exquisite
little baskets, or boxes, lined with satin,
and tied wiw delicate nDoun, u s"
... . t acts aid nsur
BixTxxa persons were beheaded in Ger
many during the past year. , , s
Tn London Time yields a yearly profit
of not less than 1500,000. . ,
About seven out of ten murders in this
country are prompted by jealousy. -
forty-nine educational institutions.
Niagara county, N. Tn sent 210,402
barrels of apples to market last year.
Tn von n it Tcnnesseeans recentlvtook
out licenses to marry the same girL
It is noted in New York as a para,
doxical fact that the recent fat men's ball
was alimly attended.
Ths army chews andzsmokes 119,000
worth of tobacco per month. The
"weed" is furnished at cost
A CXfUTTtTWl'Umt AY oaa YxAvKa flehsl
vuvvvnaiaa, MJBB,m, UW It awry SB
Eianoforte in his shop for the benefit of
is waiting patrons.
An institution to educate colored preach
ers has been opened in Macon, Ga with
twentv-two in attendance
- It is reported that the production of
salt in Michigan during 1869 amounted to
Ix London 1,000,000 of men, women, and
children profess no creed and never enter
a place of worship.
As a sort of poetical justice, London
convicts are put at hard work making
boots for the Metropolitan Police.
Teb latest plan to draw custom is pla
carded in a Boston store: "Ten dollars
presented to every tenth customer."
Wat. G. Joites, a Wilmington, Delaware,
undertaker, has buried 6,f76 persona in
half a century., He saw Washington
It is authoritatively stated that the loss
of life by kerosene is greater than by rail
road and steamboat accidents combined.
A avrrvrzv Tiriiln In Pnrt TTnrw Cnnarla.
married the groomsman because the bride
groom was too drunk to stand np.
JaanepiT RivrPTi haa nlavad tha flnta
at the Boston Museum for the past twenty
six years, without being absent from a per
formance. A niMit of rhps. lastin? ten rears, h
recently been concluded between Dr. Karl
Brenzinerr. of Germany, and his brother
in New York.
Ths nwnt narapranh ffoinsrthe rounds
that little Minnie Warren was dangerous-
... . - 1
OUSty 111, grew out 01 a maiuuuua remark
in a uaiiiorma paper uiaa turn niuu uua
1-r la estimated that within five years
tio.n nno nno will he invested in factories
in Maine, employing 200,000 annually.
St. Patrick's Cathfpral, which has
been building in New York since 1358, is
to be the largest church edifice in the
United States, affording ample room for
A at ah in Concord, N. H., on being told
a few days ago by bis counsel that his
wife would probably succeed in her ap
plication for a divorce, became insane,
and he is now an inmate of . the State
TT . hdth ihrnri rlnnrM to nrova that in
fifty libel suits instituted against newspa
per ISUTIHK iiie laa c" jciua, iui
amount of money collected is only three
Th Louisiana Penitentiary has 341 In
mates, who make every weex day 12,000
yards of cotton and woolen goods, 400
pairs of shoes, 70 barrels, and 40,000
brick. The machinery employed cost tne
A vnrrwn W?v at Sioux Cltr. Iowa.
whose father was accidentally shot np-
. . 1 . . j j; 1 v
ruwinv it. wss TtrpmpniuiirHi- oiddcu iirr
fingers in her father's blood, swearing not
to twash it off till she had avenged his
Witw pnmnnwd nix hundred and nine
ty-seven hymns, and Wesley six hundred ;
and about a tenth part of them live to
this day, and are sung in every Christian
church wnere tne x.ngusn language u
Ths Nantucket Inquirer recently- re
ported that a venerable citizen or that is
land. 85 years of aire, was mowing salt
grass on the meadow. " Where can this
be beat" it asks, 44 cutting hay in the mid
dle of December by a man of 83 V
Tots women of Georgia have relnterred
1 n?7 fallen Confederates in the Confede
rate cemetery at Marietta, Ga., and appeal
, r . Tl . .U Ik.
ior luruier aiu 10 jpiiui up mo wiuicn
whose remains he "scattered over the
fields of corn and wheat and by lonely
At Cincinnati. 42,000 barrels ef "saloon
w.ohinra' urn rM-riifif illpd every year.
yielding about two and a half gallons new
spirits each. The slops bring about two
dollars per barrel, and whiaky guzzlers
drink the stuff distilled from them with
out being able to tell it from new.
GkOEoaLocB. a Paducah, Ky dray
ririr. nrantlv inherited S9.0UO by the
death of a relative in England. He im
mediately went over after it but found
he would have to wait a year or iwu uv
fr tnnnhinir the mnnpT. so he prudently
returned to Paducah and resumed his old
A Sas Fbaucibco Chinaman was caught
by his queue, as he jumped through the
hatchway to escape the police in pursuit
of him. ne dangled for an instant and
then drawing his knife he severed nis
precious pig-tau ana aroppeu ia wucvj,
whil th officer tumbled over backward,
with a handful of hair.
Carrib Diamoito was a pretty San
Francisco milliner who made over 30,-
000 worth of property to a " friend" before
felling in business. After making a suc
cessful failure she wanted the money back.
Her friend wouldn't agree to that Soon
after she fell sick, her friend watched with
her, and one morning early she was found
dead, fumes of chloroform in her lungs
and prussic acid in her stomach.
Or 1,777 Frote8tant missionaries, 000
are in India and ueyion, sm in ooum
Africa, 217 in Guiana and the West ladles,
196 in the Pacific Islands and tha China
Sea. 133 in China and Japan, 13s. n West
Africa and b'J in yv est era asi. x uc nugw
numbers in South Africa and other British
o,ia in tndn miuir D&.tors of feeble
churches of English settlers who are not
properly fcireign missionaries.
Port Said, the terminus ot mo out.
r?.na1 nil th Mediterranean, is the mari
time capital of the Lrthmns. With its tall
chimneys 01 one .wu ""-.
stacks, it looks as if a part of PitUburgh
1X2KA U'CCAaV 7aaj-
ready contains 20,000 inaabitants, but not
J . . , n: aj1 within
a vestige 01 a -
miles of the spot when M. de Lesseps and
v.:. .rtvontnrnns companions first
pitched their tent upon this barren coast
Thb United Btates pensions pan uui mS
the year ending June 80, 1869, according
to the report of the Third Auditor of the
Treasury, amounted to $27,679,345, of
v:v -iQLttnu vprt raid to widows
and orphans, and $9,336,218 to Invalids.
The principal amounts paid in the several
. . Vast YArr Si
IVMO; Pennsylvania, $327,153 1 ; I1U-
nois, $2,366,259; Indiana, -V".
Ohio, $1,852,876; Massachusetts, $1,645,
439; Mine, $1277,752; Michigan, $1,
190,054; Missouri, $1,085,006, and Wis
A Street Romance.
who had never loved or been loved, left
his dreary home tor the saae oi a mue ex
ercise. The morning was bright and
. T, m valkul nn TSrnsuiwav he
suwir, am. - . .
i kmcu -
Hiim, and thought of his wretched contli
I mj 4 . It. m A war InnlP TtFliTnt tiki aVftlllllfl
tion. As he saw their bright and smiling
countenances, and the happy faces of their
male companions, he could not but con
trast hlS Own loneuneaa uu wunre aiuc;.
These thoughts weighed upon him, and he
Decani e quite uiemiituuij. jam
standing on tne siuewaia, ganK uaucwj
about he saw a beautiful young girl com
ing toward him leading a venerable blind
man. Unmindful of the danger she in
curred from the passing vehicles, her
whole thought was devotea to hercnarge,
which she finally landed in safety on the
sidewalk. He thanked her for her kind
ness, and she left him. The lonely bach-
' . . ASk.1 tt
elor saw the wnoie iransacuon, a-
struck Urn so forcibly that all his weu
enr.rrnin the rentier sex of tha com
munity were changed. He took a good
a a. 1 V a w lirnl
look at the young laay, iu xrl
know her again, and went his way. ue
subsequently described her to some or his
friends, and after ascertaining who she
procured an introduction. He found
sbewas just as good as be thou ht her.
and now he is a married man 1 Of etmrse,
be told her of the incident that led totheir
acquaintance. She hi turn told it to her
Udy friends, and the consequence hijhat
Trtlw society has been started, called "The
ySlS Humanitarian A-odatton
forHelping Blind Men Across the Street"
BachVtors; look out-AVw York Commtr
cial Advertiter. , , .