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! IF WE KXEW.
If we kaew ttoWM anA aeartcbj ( T
Waiting for us down the rood.
If oar lips could taut the wormwood.
If oar backs fow feetlhe londr -
Would wexnmte heday hi whiting. J W
. Ji o UIUQ IUM unu uui ue ,
Wonld we wait In such ha patience j
For oar ships to come from tea T
Would be cold and stuT to-morrow ' ' ' V I
Never trouble na again,, , , , , , . .
Would the bright eyes of oar dartUiC -
Catch the frown upon r brow,
w ould the print of rov finger
Vex us then m they do now? "
Ah, these liltte teo-eold fingers. . : .
How they point our memories back
To the hasty words and actions
Strewn alonx our backward track f
How these little hands remind us.
As in snowy grace they Ue,. ,ii ,
ot to scatter thorns, but rosea,
For our reaping by and by.
fit range we never prize the music . , ,
Till the sweet-Toleed bird has flown ; I
Strange that we should alight the violets
Till the lovely flowers are gone.
Rt range that summer skies and sunshine
Never seem one-half so fair ,
Aswhen Winter's anowy pinions j ! '
Bhake their white down in the air J
Lip from wnleh Ue seal of ilepee ,
Knita hut fJnrt ran ro I away.
Kever blossomed in snch beauty
As adorns the month to-day ;
And sweet words that freight our memory
With their beautiful perfume,
Come to us in sweeter accent, . .
-Through the portals of the tomb.
Iyt as gather npthe sunbeans
Lving all around our path ;
Lluskeep the wheat and rows,
Casting out the thorns and chaff; ' ' '
Let as find our sweetest comfort
In the blessings of to-day '.
With a patient hand removing
All the briars from the way.
A II SJU.
By kakv e. yacxiKTOHn." .
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Ferhaps you Uilnk a hero
A man of giant might, . ; --.
A warrior in armor, ; '
A champion for the right, - ' "
W ho Ui rough the world goes boasting
- -iThat wrong Khali not be more ; r
The frteTf who.ss eKplotta . -XT"
Is bung from akore to shore.
In olden time a hero
Was such a man, I know; '
I Iewit to battle aided - '. " T'
Byjawelin and bow. 1 " ' '
You aU have beard efAJax, ' - -
. Of Priam's valiant son, - ' .
Andof the great Achilles, ,.:v
Who many battles won. .. - .
And be whonisne tHW
Is nobler than a king.
Tls he who followsduty.
Who scorn to be untrue : -
Who's guided by his conscience,"
Kot by what others do.
And yon may be a hero, ' ' "
liy doiiiK all von can
To free the world from error.
And aid your brother man.
And though 110 blast of trumpet r
Your greatness may proclaim,
With heartfelt benedictions . ..
r .Mankind will brcatbe four njuae. J J
TILES FROM THE T1LX10.
The 3mw Jlelpetta HaW sf 1 Beaaf. )
Durine his march to conquer the
world, Alexander, the Macedonian,
came to a people in Africa who dwelt
in a remote and peaceful corner in se
cluded huts, and knew neither war nor
conqueror, lney iea mm to tne nut
of their chief, who received him hos
nitablv. and placed before Lim col-
den dates, golden., figs, and : bread of
Do you eat gobl In this country ?'
" I take it for granted," replied the
chief, "that thou Wert able to find eata
bles in thine own country. - For what
reason, then, art j tlion, come among
"Your gold has not tempted me
hither," said Alexander; " bnt I would
become acquainted with your customs
and manners." - ,
" So be it," rejoined the other. So
journ with us so long as it pleaseth
At the close of this conversation two
citizens entered, as into their court of
justice. The plaintiff said :
" I bought of this man a piece of land;
and asI was making a deep drain
through it, I found a treasure. This is
not mine, for I only bargained for the ;
land and . not: for the .treasure that,
might be concealed beneath it, and the 1
former owner of the land will not re-':
ceive it." . --.!' ' i 1
The defendant answered : ' .
" I hope I have a conscience as well
as my fellow citizen I sold the land
to him with all its contingent, as well
as existing advantages, and subse
quently the treasure inclusively."
The chief, who was at the same time
their supreme judge, recapitulated their
words, in order to tee whether or not
he understood them aright- Then, af
ter some reflection, eaid : -
" Thou hast a son. friend, I believe?"
" And thou (addrewiug the other) a
"Yes." -r -
" Well, then, let thy son marry his
daughter, and bestow the treasure on
the young couple fur a marriage por
" Alexander enft-4 surprised arid per
plexed. "Think you my sentence unjust?"
the chief asked j '
" Oh, no," replied Alexander, " but
it astonishes me."
" And how, then, would the case
liavc been settled iu yonr Country 7"
"To confess the truth, we should
have taken both parties into custody,
aud have seized Jth treasure for the
king's use." '
"For the king's use," exclaimed the
chief. "Does the sun shine on his
"Does it rain there?"
" Wonderful ! But are there tame
animals in the country that live on the
grass and herbs ?"
" Very many aud of many kinds."
" Aye, that must then be the cause,"
said the chief. " For the sake of those
innocent animals the all-gracious Be
ing continues to let the sun shine and
the rain drop down on your country.
since its inhabitants are unworthy of
so great a Wessing." Jjttiaa&pha Jxt
Facts Worth Knowing.,
In the English House of Commons,
there are 652 members, viz. : 494 for
Kugland and Wales ; 60 for Scotland ;
105 for Ireland. ,
The Riirht Honorable W. E. Glad
stone's yearly salary as First Lord of
tlie Treasury, is !?2-,00U. Liord llanu
erly, Lord High Chancellor, receives
Iu Her Majesty's immediate house
hold, there are 27 principal officers, viz.:
Lord , Steward's Department, six ; in
the Lord Chamberlain's Department,
seventeen : Master of the Horse De
partment, three ; Master of Buck
The Speaker of the Eugliwh House of
Commons receives an annual salary of
$25,000." The Lord Lieutenant of Ire
land draws $100,000 annually. May
uooth College, Ireland, $131,800; the
Queen's Colleges, Ireland, $100,000.
The Prince and Princess of alesdraw
from the Consolidated Fund $250,tJ00
between them annually $200,000 by
the Prince and $50,000 by the Prin-
In J54 vears, England lias had 40
lTinie Miutsters. Walpole.held that
position twice, so did Grafton, the Duke
of Portland, Wm. Pitt, Peel. Lord Mel
bourne, ltuscll, Palmerston. Earl
Derby was three times Premier.
The present Premier of England was
bora December 2!, 1800, in tlie same
room of the same house where, rive
years later Mr. Cardwell, now Secreta
ry of State, was born in Lancashire.
His father was Mr. John Gladstone,
afterwards' Shr John, n merchant of
Liverpool, ami at one time a corn mer
chant of Lelth, and one of tlie old yoe
man family of Gladstones at Biggar,
The salary of the Primatu of all Eng
land is $75,000 a year, Who would not
be an Archbishop ? The Bishop of Iion
don gets $50,000 a year.
The Page County, Iowa, Ikruhl has
the following account of a man lifting
himself blind : " A gentleman from
jjedford was in town on Monday. A
vie"1 l'me 1,e ,ost his;right eye.
mo? .fiad event waH th result of lifting
ir-liSTX 5cks of Umber. In halfan
,'tJ V,!?c,had overtaxed his strength
ZZ hJ '" He kit no pain at the
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By .AJfroa --Si
1 THEILLIXG ADTEXTCBE.
I was a medical student at Paris at
the time the strantre and startling ad
venture happened which I am about to
record. Tired with long lectures and
hard btudy, I was out one evening for
ai wait in toe rresn air.: . ;lt was a pieas-
nnt Hnv In mlrl-nrintM. and tha pnld.
bracing air, as it touched my feverish
crow, caused a graterul sensation.
Passing through a rather lonely street
n eax-theriYiuv 1 w&a surprised atmeet
ing a; young and pretty girl (at least
so she appeared in the dim light of a
rather distant street lamp,) who carried
in her hands some three or four bou
auets. which she offered for sale. -
i "Will Monsieur have a boquet?." she
asked in a sweet, musical tone, holding
out to me a well-arranged collection of
flowers. . " v
V They are very pretty," said I, tak
ing them in my hand ; and then, some
how, I could not help adding, as I fixed
my eyes upon hers, " and so, I think is
tneir ran" owner."
; " Monsieur will buy and assist me T
she said. ' 1 '
" Do you really need assistance 7' T
"Why else should I be here at thi
hour of the night. Monsieur?"
: " And why here at all 7' quickly re
sponded I. " This street is very little
frequented, and it is about the last
place in the world I should have select
ed for disposing of a luxury most suited
to wealtn ana lastuon."
: She sighed and reached out her hand
for the boquet which I still retained. '
" What's your price?" - !
n Five francs."
"Alanraaim. :r'l in
"Monsieur will remember that it is
winter, and flowers are not plenty."
; "T3 aid you I will purchase, ..6$
lurnea i, nanaing uer ine requuuie sii
ver com : " for thougn 1 love flowers I
would hardly Indulge In the luxury to
night &t such an expense.! '
fcne tnanKea me, ana seeinea about
to pass on, but hesitated, looked up to
me, and said ; . . , ,
" Could Monsieur direct me to the
house of a good physician who will turn
out to-night to see a patient at a small
recompense 7" :r-
" Any friend of yours ill?", . ? .
" My mother," with a deep sigh and
downcast look. .
... " Where does she reside 7'
' " Only a short distance from here." .
.-"What is the matter with her?" . ; ;
. " She hss a high fever for one thing."
" When was she taken 7 -
" She came down last night, and lias
not left her bed since." . ... I .
" Why did you not send for a doctor
atonoe?"; ; T.M. - i'lU
" We hoped she would be better soon,
and it is bo expensive for poor people to
employ a physician' .
" I am myself a medical student with
considerable experience among the sick
of the hospitals, and if you -are dispos
ed to trust the case to me I am at your
service without charge," I rejoined, al
ready feeling deeply interested in the
"Ob, how shall I thank you, Mon
sieur!" she exclaimed with clasped
hands, and an upward, grateful look. :
"Pray, follow me, Monsieur le Doc-!
teur." - i .',.-;?-'.'
She turned and led off at a rapid pace
down the - street, towards the . river
Seine, in the direction I was walking
when we met .
In less than five minutes we had en
tered a wretched quarter, among nar
row streets, old tottered buildings, and
squalid looking inhabitants, some of
whom seemed to glare at us as we
"Is it much lurther?" inquired I,
beginning to feel uneasy. , . - ,
; " Only a ften, Monsieur : It is just
Almost immediately sbe turned into
covered nassatre. which led back
among inhabitants that I should never
have voluntarily visited in the broad
light of day. A distant lamp served
to make the gloom visible, till she stop
ped and opened a door in total dark
." Your hand, Monsieur le Docteur."
she said, at the same time taking it and
leading me lorward.
I was tempted to draw back and re
fuse to go any further, though I me
chanically followed her. i t , .
We no went through a long pas
sage in total darknef s, and. after two or
three short turns, began to descend a
flight of stairs.
" Is it possible that you can live in a
place like this?" said I, secretly wish
ing myself out of it.
" In Paris beggars cannot lie choos
ers ; replied the girl. . ,
" But even in Paris it is not necessa
ry for the living to take up their abode
in sepulchres !" I rejoined, with some
asperity, being vexed at myself for suf
fering my good nature to lead me into
a den from which I might never come
To this my fair guide deigned no re
ply. On reaching the foot of the stairs
she pushed open a door into a small
dimly lighted room, and I followed
her into it with some secret misgivings.
There was a bed iu one corner, and on
it appeared to be a human form lying
very still. ' " '
" I have brought a doctor, mother,"
said the girl as she closed the door be
hind me. As there was no reply to
this, she turned to me saying :
" Will Monsieur le Docteur please be
sated a aoinuLe 2-1 think my mother
" I beg that tnadanioiselle will bear
in mind that I can only spare a few
moments in this case to-night, as I
have another call I wish to make im
mediately," feeling anxious to depart
from that subterranean quarter as
quickly as possible.
Monsieur shall not be detaiued long
by mc," rejoined the girl, passing out
of the room by another door.
I did not sit down, but walked over
to the bed, where the patient was ly
ing very still so still, indeed, that I
could not detect any breathing. A
woman's cap was on the head, and
at the end of it the sheet concealed tlie
face. " ' I ventured to turn this down
carefully and beheld the eyeless sockets
and grinning teeth of a human skull !
I started back in horror, and at tlie
same moment the door by which the
girl had left was-thrown lopen, and hi
inarched, one after the other, four stal
wart forms, in black gowns aud masks.
l at once, tlieu, Knew tnat l was to be
robbed, aud probably murdered, I
wore a heavy diamond piu and ring,
carried a valuable gold watch, aud had
in money about my person some live
hundred francs, but not a single wea
lH)u of any kind. Resistance being,
therefore, out of the question, I felt that
a chance was to conciliate the ruffians
and buy myself oft. With a presence
of mind for which I still take to my
self considerable credit, I said at once:
" I undcrstaud it all gentlemen, and
you will And me a liberal person to deal
with. There is one thing I value very
highly, because it is tlie only one I
have, and I cannot replace it that is
my liroi ' Everything else of mine is at
your service, even beyond what I have
They were undoubtedly snrprised to
hear me speak in that cool, off-hand
manner; but they marched forward and
surrounded me before tiiey returned a
"How much have you with you?"
inquired one, in a civil way, but in a
low, gruff tone.
I immediately mentioned the differ
ent articles of value and the exact
amount of money; " all of which I shall
be pleased to preseut you with, if one
of you will be kind enough to escort
me to tuc street alwve," I added.
" You said you had more, monsieur."
41 Yes, gentlemen, I have ten thou-
r.v . . . r 1 W r P
i f U K 1J
sand francs in the Bank of France, and
1 1 'will willinelv add a check for half
max amount." J'-ui.in j-.i -
" Checks don't AWrvrer our purpose
very well," said a second voice.
; " Then I pledge you my honor that I
will tomorrow draw put five thousand
francs and pay the, amount over to any
this boquet in his hand," said I bold
lag out the floWCTI'bfcd iriuifcljrased of
ttbo fair decoy. -
ft" AnH hnvA liim &rmatxl
( "No; on my honor he shall depart 1
unharmed and unquestioned, and no
other human being shall be informed
of the transactions for a week, a month
or a year."
' " Let is. handle vhat ?vou have.'
saklthlfiJttsrfeaketvi. it w l t
I immediately took out my pin, took
off my ring, drew out my watch, pro
duced my pocket-book and purse, and
placed them all in his extended hand
l MYou makwusy present of these
now?" he said.-
' "Yes. on condition that one of you
will forthwith conduct me to the street
above,." I replied..
j " Monsieur ia a 'very liberal gentle-'
man, indeed !" was the response.
j Thev then drew off together, scroti
liized the articles by the light of a smo
ky lamp, and conversed together in
low tones." 'i - . i'ul !-- .
i 1 felt that they were noiaing a con
sultation that involved my life. To
speak the honest truth, it seemed as if
every nerve ia me quivered, aad it was
with difficulty tnat l couia stana.
! At length the principal spokesman
turned to me and said in a cool and
"Monsieur has acted more like i
gentleman than any we ever had deal
ings with, and if we could, consistent
with" our business, oblige him, we
would be happy to do so ; but unfortu
nately we are governed by a rule which
is law with us, tnat dead men tell no
tales, and we think it will not do to
make an exception in this case. We
will, however, in consideration of Mon
sieor's trentlemanlyV Debavk)br,be a
mild and lenient as possible in doing
our duty, and give you five minutes for
prayers." -w 1 m
" You have then resolved to murder
me?" gasped I.
"Monsieur uses a very hard term,
but we will let that "pass. You have
five minutes yet to live, by this watch."
This villian then held my watch to
the light, and. I. felt indeed, Uiat,any
minutes were ' numbered and secretly
began to pray for the salvation of my
soul, believing that I could not save
A death-like silence reigned iu that
gloomy apartment for some time, and
then one of the ruffians bent down and
lifted a trap door, and from tlie dark
pit below issued a nauseous smell, as it
might be of putrid bodies. I beheld
my intended grave, and shuddered like
an aspen. ', .'it". .,il
But why stand there and die like a
dog, without a single attempt at escape?
At the worst, it could be but death,
and there was a bare possibility that I
might get away. . I fixed my eye on the
door which opened ou : the stairway,
and with a single sudden bound reach-
hands of the ruffians seized me with a
murderous . intent, I uttered . a wild
shriek, the; door was burst in with a
loud crash, and in a moment the room
was rilled with gens d 'arm es I saw I
was saved, and I tainted and fell. ; ; '
The four masks, the fair decoy, and
some two or three others concerned in
the murderous den were secured that
night, and I subsequently had the plea
sure of giving in my evidence against
them," aud Seeing them all condemned
to the galleys for life.
The place had for some time been
suspected, and the decoy marked. On
that night a detective had secretly fol
lowed the girl and myself, and after as
certaining whither she had conducted
me, had hastened to bring a body of
gens d'armes to the place. The delay
of the ruffians in their murderous de
sign had been just sufficient to save me.
I scarcely need add that I never again
volunteered to accompany a distressed
damsel on a fseeret adventure while I
remained in raris. ' ' 1 '
sat ' ' :
: Disorders Ineldfnf to Spring.
In the Spring of the year pill-makers
reap rich harvests from the sale of their
nostrums. A single dealer has inform
ed us that in a town of 5,000 people,
between tho first of march and thettirst
of June, he has sold as many as nine
hundred boxes of pills. Of course
they had been puffed well by almanacs
devoted to that purpose. The reason
why there is always such a demand for
physic in the Spring1, !s lecausc when
the warm weather of March and April
comes people keep on eating- too much
food, more than can be managed by
the stomach, jexeept -during! tlie
Winter weather.1 The result is, the
stomach , is overtaxed, the liver and
bowels oljftructed, the blood deteriora
ted, and the patient, for want of know
ledge, knows no better than to resort to
physic The true method to be observ
ed in such cases is, ou the approach of
Spring, to eat less food, and that of a
mider nature. The brown bread should
vou have not trood potatoes, eat none,
for poor, potatoes, are very unwhole
some. Jt you. have good potatoes bake
or boil tbeui, aod.not fry or hash ; eat
witU.fresh, cream instead of gravy or
butter. Use freely of canned fruit, or
Jell kept apices ; at least one meal.
void fat meat pastry, cakes, rich pud
dings, and live- simply and naturally.
Every family Should pnt by for Spring
use sufficient 1 good i fruit, to have it
abundant in March, April and ' May,
and as soon as strawberries ripen they
shotild be used freely. Strawberries for
thofcr who have attacks incident to the
Spring season, are one of the. best rem
edies that-can be used. We. pity the
family tbatf does uoV have them in
abundance, and early ones, too. Na
ture seems to have made them on pur
pose to meet demand of tlie system
in early Summer, and we have known
many cases t invalids being greatly
improved by their free use. Wilson,
the ornithologist, was once ordered by
an Indian doctor to- live on- strawber-
Lrjes, in order to cure an obstinate dys
entery, ana to nis surprise n wascureu
in less than': a 'week.- Tho tomato,
which can lie canned in almost unlim
ited quantities, so aaK to he aafresb And
as 'good : in - the Spring "As Autumn,
should" be "used freely, and not as an
occasional luxury .but as a regular ar
ticle of diet. They are especially
wholesome at this season of the year.
The simple rules followed will, in niost
eases, prevent much disease and suffer
ing.JIorald of Healthy . , - ,
Weight axi 1Diout ok Max.
The average height of the studeuts of
the Junior aud Senior class of Harvard
and Yale, and of tlie students of Am
herst, is 5.6 feet; their average weight,
139 pounds. Quetelet who has devot
ed uiore attention to this subject than
any other writer, gives 'the' average
weight of an adult male, 130.003; lbs.,
and the average height, 5,336 feet.
- i ' m 0 r i t
The Avalanche says a young woman
in Ohio had a button in her mouth,
when a fellow tried to kiss her, and, by
Injudiciously resisting, she swallowed
it, and is not expected to survive..-1
The following wdrds of Franklhi are
as applicable to the debtors of tlie pre
sent uay as they were at the time when
they were written : The sound of your
hammer at five in the morning or nine
a night, heard by a creditor, makes him
easy six months longer; but if he sees
you at a billiard table, or hears your
voice at a tavern, when you should be
at work, he will send ' for hi money
next day. - "
take thtf place of th white,.if white Is
use4 in. tjie Winter. More fruit should
hRtAkpn. Avbid stale veiretables.hlf
ta'i flt'n'J 'r.
' II HI ,1 U !
WHAT AX IXdftEEB TOW.
JI am anenciner ' Ever since the C
road was laid. I've traveled over' It' ev
eryday of my life.
tne prettiest engine on tne road, ana
s Well .managed, if I say it, as the
heifc rennet di-if i i. :i
! It was a south western road, running,'
...111 Vw.' 1 t if A
good old mother lived : at Z. I had the
weetest iitue wire under tne sun ana
a baby ; and I always -had a dollar or
two for, a rainy day. , I was an 'odJ
kind of a, man. Being shut up with
the; enginci watching with all your
eyes aii heart and soul, Inside and
out, don't mak man talkative. . ; - -.
My wife's name; waa osepliiqe, iand
I called her Joe, Some people, called
me unsociable, and couldn't understand
how a man could feel friendly without'
saying ten words In an ; hour. ' ib,
though I had a few. old friends dear
ones, too I did not have so many ac
quaintances as mostpeople, and I did
not care to, -have. .The .house , which
held my wifttatid baby was1 the dearest
place on earth tp me, except the old
house which held my mother up in A.
' I never belonged to a club, or mixed
myself up with strangers in. any suclrj
way, ana . never, anojug u, it tw not
been for Granby. You seeGranbywas
.1 ,.1 1 U 1., ,J
showy fellow. . I; liked. to4 talk with
him, and we were friends.'. He often
rode from Z. to A. and back again, and
snA Via era irt
" You ought to belong to theSx-toitK
flc Club, Guelden.
" Never heard of it," said L , ,
" Wemeet once a fortnight, and have
a jolly good time," said he. " We want
thinking men like you. We have some
among us now. I'll propose you if you
I was fond of such things,' and I had
ideas that I fancied might be worth
sometina.' "f then, - n ngroeer
don't bait nights and days to himself,
and the club would have one evening
in a fortnight from Joe, I said :
" I'll ask her, if she likes it, yes."
Ask whom?" said he. . ' t mi
" Joe," said I.
t ..." If every man bad asked his wife,
every man's wife would have said,
'can't spare-you, my dear,', and we
should have no club at all," said Gran
by. y.-. i --S-1T " T'l ll ltM i
But I made no answer. At home I
told Joe.' Sbe said : "..Then if Granby
belongs to it they must be superior
men.". . , a!?.r-t , s.. e
No doubt," said I. . : ; .
M It isn't everybody? who f could be
made a merrber," said Joe. "Why,;
or course, you must say yes." r
So I said yes, and Granby proposed
me. Thursday, fortnight,' I went wflh
him to the rooms. There was some
men there with brains and some with
out. The real business of the evening
was the supper, and so t it was every
I'd always been a' temperate man.
I actually did not know what effect
wine would have on me: but coming
to drink more of it than I ever had, at
the club-table, I found it put the steam
ou. After so many glasses, I wanted
to talk ; after so many more, I did. '
I seemed like somebody else, the
words were . so ready. . My little ideas
came out and were listened toj'IUn-'
dulged in repartee; I told stories; I
even came1 to puns. I heard one say
" By George, that is a man worth
knowing. I thought him dull at
Yet I knew it would be better to be
quiet Ned Guelden, with his ten words
an hour, than the wine-made wit I
I M as sure of it when, three hours la
ter, I tumbled up stairs to find Joe
waiting for me, with her babe on her
" 44 You We been deceiving me," said
Joe. " I ' suspected it, but I wasn't
sure. A scientific club couldn't smell
like a bar-roam." '
Which means I do," said I, wav-
ing in tne middle or the' room, like a
signal flag at a station, and seeing two
a .ml' . . - . ..I . .
And look like one." said Joe: and
she went and locked herself and baby
np in tlie spare bed-room together. . ... i
" Ned,'.' said she, " do you think a
thiug so much like ,a. bottled-up and
8tamped-down demon as steam is, is fit
to put into the hands of a drunken
man ? And someday, mark my words,
the' time will: come when' not odJy
Thursday night, but all the days of the
week, will be the same. I've often
heard you wonder what the feelings of
an engineer, who has about the same
as murdered a train full of people, must
be, and you will know if you don't stop
where you are. A steady hand aud a
clear head have been your blessings all
these years. Don't throw them away,
Ned. ' If you don't care for my love,
don't ruin yourself.", ' .
My little Joe ! she spoe from her
heart, and I bent over and kissed ber.
One club night, as I. was dressed to young damselsofthe town in a whirl;
, Joe stood before me. 4in fact: the treat ' eomlrur event was
"Jed," said she, " I never had a
fault to find with you before. " You've
been kind,' and good,' and loving al
ways : but I shall be sorry we ever met
if you go on this way. Don't ask me
wnat l mean, iou Know." .. .
"Joe," said I, "it's only one club
night" .j , - . ...
"It will stow." said she. And she
put her arms around my neck.
".won't oe afraid, child. I'll never
pain you again,'. : - - ;
Ana l meant it : but at V2 o'clock
that night. I felt that I had fonrotten
my promise and my resolution. i .
i couian't go home to Joe. 1 mule
up ray mind to sleep on the club sofa.
and leave the place for good next day.
Already I felt my brain reel as I never
had before. In an hour I was In a land
of stupor. , - . , , . ;
u was morning. A waiter stood rea
dy to brush my coat. I saw a grin up
on his face. My head steamed ready
to burst ; my hand trembled ! I looked
at my watch; I saw that I had only
five minutes left to reach the depot ! 1
Joe's words came to my mind : as
I fit to take charge" of an eneine? I
was not fit to answer. I ought to have
asked some sober man. As it was, I
only caught up my hat and . rushed
away. I was just iu time. .
Ibe ban Francisco glittered in the
morning sun.' The cars were filling
rapidly. From my post I could hear
tne talking bidding each other good
bye, promising to write and come
again. Among them was an old gen
tleman 1. knew by sight one of the
share-holders ; he was bidding two
timid girls adieu. -; 1
"Good-bye, Kitty good-lye Lue."
I heard him say, " Don't be nervous.
The San Francisco is the safest engine
on the Hue, anil Guelden the most care
ful engineer. I wouldn't be afraid to
trust every mortal I love in a batch to
their keeping. Nothing could happen
wrong with the two together.'.' '
I said, V Til get through it somehow,
and Joe shall never talk to me again."
Afte.all. it was easy enought , I reeled
as I spoke. r I Tearu" the sigiiatTVe
were off. ,
Five hours from L. to D. ; five hours
back. On the last I should be myself
again, I knew. I saw a red flag flut
ter, ,au4 never, guessed what it was un
til we were past tu down train ki the
wrong place. Two minutes more and
we should have had a collision. Some
body told me I laughed. I heard him
"Of course, Mr. Guelden, you kuow
what you are about ?"
Then I was alone, and wondering
whether I should go slower or faster.
I did something, and the cars rushed
on at a fearful rate. L - . .. .. ..
The same man who had spokeuto me
was standing near me, I heard some
questions. " .
j iHow.nany miles an hour wetyere
making. I did not know.'
' Battle, rattle, rattle. - T was trying
to slacken the San Fzaadsco. I could
not remember what I should do. Was
it this or that ? Faster only faster ! I
was playing with the engine like a
i Snddenry" there was horrible roar
a crash : I.!wa3, ;flaxjg;. pomfiwhere !. It
was in tne wafer! By a miracle I wa?
only sobered not hurt. I gained the
shore, and stood unon the eround be
tween the track and Jffee iriveVs rfgeU
and there gazed at my. own. work.
! The engine wW 4 fragments, the
cars in splinters ; dead, dying and
wounded were strewn around men,
women and chiklren-jold age and ten-,
der youth." There were groans and
shrieks of despair. The maimed cried
out in pain f the anamjured i bewailed
their dead ; and a voice unheard by any
other, was in -my ear whispering
The .news had gpni tack A-"Pd
ple came thronging aown t;nna
ir lost ones, . Searching for. an old
man's daughter, I came to a place un
der the trees, and five bodies were ly
ing' there in "all their rigid, horror,' an
old woman,1 a young one, a baby; and
fcwo little children. , It was fancy it
was pure fancy born to my anguish
they looked liko-oh I great Heaven 1
there wasany omothat, my wife, my
children I all com and dead.-to
How did ' they come' cri the-train T
What chance had bronchi this about?
I gazed on the godd old face of her who;
bad given me Dirtn, on uie wveiy fea
tures of my wife, on the innocent chil
dren. I called them by name; there
was no answer. ' There never could be
there never would be:c At last I com
prehended this. ' Onward up the track
thundered another train. -'Its Ted eye
glared on? I flunjr myself before ft I
felt it crush me to atoms! .V, ,
" His head is very hot,7!, said some
I opened my eyes and saw my wife.
"How do vou feel?" said she, "a
I was so reioiced and astonished b
the sight of her that I could not spea;
nr fira. SfceVene4edIthe Auestiod.
I must crubfied ?td pieces,' feaid
I. ' for the train went over me, but I
feel no pain." j i
" There ' he . croes about the train
I tried to move; there was something
the matter With ! sat an. I was
in mvownToom. opposite the crib in
which two children were asleep. My
wife and children were safeyas J
delirbus, or could it be?
"Joe." cried I, "tell me what has
happened." "k "m , f'M u-.l
" It is 9 olclock." said Joe. "You
came home in such a dreadful state
from the club that I couldn't wake you.
You were not fit to manage steam and
risk peophs'a lives. The San Francisco
is .half wav to A. I suppose, and you
have been frightening me to death with
your horrid talK." v - ?
- And Joe beean to cry. "'
It was a dream only "an awful
dream. But I had lived through it all
as though it was reality.
kaI, ...... .... .... -
" Are we heathens V" said Joe.
" Give it to me this moment. Joe."
She brought it, and I put my hand
on it and took an oath too solemn to
be repeated here) that what had hap
pened never should occur again. It
never has, and if the San Francisco
ever comes to grief, the verdict will not
be. as It oujrht to be so often the en
gineer got drunk.
- j A Strange Storj.
From the time that Satan" first enter
ed the terrestial Paradise and succeeded
in seducing our Mother Eve to violate
the only commandment which was en
joined upon ner, ana ejus carisHimum
maritum, it seems that tne wny-aua
subtle cueuiy of nankind has- never
sincefailed te assumcahyf character or
to'appear in any garb which would best
suit his purpose, whenever he saw that
an opportunity was afforded to add to
the number of uuhappy victims who
people the "Inferno," so terribly de
scribed by the Florentine poet. ... . ,.
"Conld I common J rough ' rhyme-" and
' hoarse tosnit '
That hole of sorrow o'er which every rock
His Arm abutmeut rears, tlteu might the
Of fancy risefulHrinRina; but .iot nibie
Such measures, aud with faltering aim I
Tlie mighty theme : for to describe the depth
Of aU the universe is no etnprine i
To Jext willi, and demands a tongue not nxed
To Infant babbling, Pantk. , . . -t .
. The particulars of the story which we
are about to relate show that Lucifer is
ready at all times to wait attendance
on those who invoke his aid and assis
tance About ' ten "days since,- in a
nehrhborinc town "not far from this
city, and wTiicb, for obvious reasons we
shall desiguate by, the letter "B," a
public ball was announced to take place
on a certain night, the anticipation of
whih t fh fiMtlsof m&nv of tlie
the only topic.whlch was dwelt upon
bv the voune people of the place,
Anion? the several youug ladies .who
were eager to attend the hop was the I
daughter of a couple who kept a board- f
ing-house in "B," and who were direct
ly opposed to their daughter attending
the party; and, more especially so,
with a young man, a boarder iu the
family) whom weJshal csJirJ.Vj The
cause of the' aversion to "J"by4ne pa
rents, as we are informed, was that his
character and general deportment were
not far above reproach, but for some
other trifling reasons best known to the
family themselves. Thus matters stood
until the. night had arrived for the
dance heretofore announced, when' the
mother informed the daughter that she
must banish from her mind the idea of
attending the party. To this command
the daughter replied that sbewould go,
and if no one else would go with her
she would accept the company of the
Devil, should he offer to attend her.
On the evening alluded to, the young
woman arrayed herself for tlie ball ;
but suddenly iememberiug that, her
boots were not in keeping with tlie rest
of her costume, she left the house, for
the purpose of procuring thedesired ar
ticles, ' and was returning - with the
above described article to her residence,
when she met, as she supposed, "J,"
the young man who was so obnoxious
to her family. He inquired if she was
not ready to accompany him to the
hall, to which the lady replied that she
was all ready, with the exception of
changing her boots, and, was then on
he waytoj the houstf. fot that .MDrpose.
"J" objected to her wasting so much
valuable time in going home which
could be so pleasantly enjoyed at the
party, and intimated that she could
ehange her boots in the ladies dressing
room. After some further , parley . be
tween tlie pair, the girl consented to his
arrangement of the matter, and both
proceeded to the dance., Arriving at
the hall, the couple participated iu the
first on tlie order of dances, after which
nothing more of VJ" wai seen by . the
lady till very near the hour for supper,
when the ingrate suddenly appeared,
and after making some frivolous ex-'
cuses for his absence, invited the young
woman down to the supper-table. , The
girl naturally enough took umbrage at
tlie ungallant conduct of "J," and sta
ted her determination of going home.
"J" thereupon coaxed .and entreated
her to wait till after supper, but finding
that his requests were all ia vain; at.u
that the young lady was resolved to go 1
home, he offered to accompany her, to!
which proposition she gladly consen-1
ted. - On tlie road home but fUtle was
said by cither party until they had
nearly reached the house, when "J" in
formed his companion that he was not
going into tho house, ami presented her
with a beautiful . pearl handled p-n-
ail II 1 tiatl ISm?) lHrn : II-
""""l.. , J ,..,) 4:'fj li. : .B . . .1... ..
-n.f, .ss H ,,.:, , vl 1 J.-, ,, j .,-: ; :, ;. .. j:.;. .
Lknife, saying that whenever 'she used it
good night,; started offend was socn
out of sightuv ; The young girl, :oa eater
ing the doorof heriiouse, was confron
tea by her motSer,- who Inquired where
she had been. ' To this'' query the girt
answed that she had been to the dance
f with M.". . Our readers can . best judge
of the snrprise of the daughter ..when
she was informed that the person whom
she had supposed bad been her partner
bad not been ' out of the honse since
nightfall, audIn fact,:i.TetIrerJ long be
fore the hour specified for the festivities
to commence. ..The daughter would
not believe this1 statement,' -until, to
satisfy her incredulity, the mother con
ducted ber to the sleeping apartment of
the bon-flde"J," and there sure enough
was the innocent cause of the dispute
calmly and profoundly! sleeping, little
knowing that he was the'object of their
' Nothing more was said by either P&J'J
ty on the subject, the mother supposing"!
that the child had deceived ner in tell
ing a wrong -story, .and Jn tending to
talk the affair ver ia the morning, re
tired to her reom-as did, in like man
ner, the daughter. - Not many minutes
had elapsed, after the mother bad gonte
to ' her bed - room; ' when" she 1 heard
groans . proceeding xfrom . the girl's
chamber, and: becoming, greatly alar
nred'ene" hastened to her daughter's
apartment, and there beheld her lying
on the' floor; -'almost covered w ith . her
own blood? having cut her throat with
the writable knife glteri to her by the
party who. waa her ' companion at the
balL . 'A surgeon) was t immediaWy
summoned, but no medical skill could
save the unfortunate girl, who lingered
until noon or.the following day, when
herpoo spirit winged its way from this
bettwvT U appeaif rwjien the, young
woman had sought the privacy of her
room, the terrible words she uttered to
her mother, saying that she would, go
to the bail if she went with theiDfVfi,
and being convinced that the real "J"
was not her chaperon on the occasion,,
she was so much impressed with the
belief that the one who personated her
beau was no less a personage than the
Prince of Darkness, that in a fit of des
peration, caused by remorse at her own
oondpet towards" her parents; ste la p
moment of insanfity commlted the rash
deed which deprived her ot her life.
The circumstances attending the above
statement concerning the actual occur
rence of the death by suicide of the
young lady, and her ' presence at ' the
ball with a party whom she, among
others, supposed, was, a gentleman
boarder at ner mother's residence, are
all strictly true, and can be vouched
for by the best of authority. ".And the
only question which is enshrouded in
mystery is, who was it that assumed
the personnel of ,"J" ? Boston Tost. '
v, - .
HEX 0FJBE 0LDEX TIME. .
Smrr Ex-tiov. Nej usonr'i KeroIlr
flows f Them.
From tlie Utiea Herald, March 10.
The last lecture of the course before
the Utica Mechanics' Association was
delivered at Mechanics' Hall, by Gov.
Seymour, last evening. The subject
selected. "Recollections of Public
Men,' together with the reputation of
the speaker, brought together a large
Gov; Seyinowr introduced his subject
by referring tA- the remarkable body of
men, who forty years ago assembled in
the halls of Congress, Mid occupied
prominent places before the American
public. These were men- Who lived
during eras marked by remarkable
events, who had been schooled in ora
tory and had profited by the study of
eminent masters oi elocution, ine
habits of the people of that time were
such that the utterances of public men
made a deep impression, and their
course was cjosely watched and keenly
jxtticiscd.,, Oi hjsrsonal recollections
of some of the eminent men of 'that
acre. Mr. Sevmour troposed to speak -
John Randolph be characterised at the
sensational man of the day ; a man of
strange appearance, a strong mind and
keen wit ) In face and dress somewhat
reminding one of an old woman. Al
exander Stephens, of Georgia, bears a
resemblance to Randolph In disposi
tion, Randolph was sharp, shrewd, im
patient, and . disposed to be malig
nant. Mr. Sevmour met John Quinoy Ad
ams" in Washington, and at bis resi
dence met Henry Clay. Adams he
described as a small man witli f. igid,
uninviting,' formal 1 manner. ' This re
serve he attributed to tlie early associa
tions thrown around Adam iu his
youth, when his native New England
was governed by a system oi mutual
inspection. Clay was, on the contrary,
genial and winning in his manner and
address. Iu private life Mr. Adams
possessed ability to interest, from .'his
vast lunu oi personal oueervauon, anu
in, a .great .measure cast aside his re
serve.! He was 4 man or great strength
of will; thoroughly in loveSvith public
life, and determined to die, as he did
die, with his harness on.
v Gen. Jackson was a tali, erect, Com
manding man, with much of the mili
tary chieftain iu his appearauce, strong
willed, and perhaps' possess d a quick
temper, but , holding his temper well
under control. ' No ma n bf liW ' time
could get mad so Judiciously. He was
a good judge of human nature, and al
ways kuew his man before losing his
temper. Uneducated himself, and sur
rounded by able and disciplined minds,
he always did his own thinking, and
to the last moment of his life exercised
great control over the public mind. To
this day public men are advised to " do
as Jackson did." . " :. '
In person, John C. Calhoun was not
unlike Jackson, except that Calhoun
ossessed wonderful eyes. He hail a
ecn shrht into the-future,' and was a
prophet rather than a conspirator. In
speaking he depended entirely upon his
reasoning powers, i he nrst word or
his speech was the first word of his ar
gument, and the last word of his argu
ment was the last word of hi- speech.
He possessed no faculty of judging char
acter, but fascinated by his. straightfor
ward, frank way with his follow men.
Between Clay, Jackson aud Calhoun,
the resemblance was wonderful. It
was because t'lay ami" Jackson were so
iiftich alike1 that they hated each oilier
as they did. Clay possessed a rich
voice, musical even to his enemies.
He was chivalrous, patriotic; by na
ture .a, politician as well ai a. states
man. Webster was characterized as the
greatest, and yet the wickedest of them
all. "By nature intended for a writer
and a student, audyei'a gvcat man,
great wherever he was placed. The
triumphs for which he is remembered
are literary triumphs.
. Among men from Oneida county,
Henry Kifetoor was characterized by
eminent public men as "he from One
ida countyivhb excehui all in debute."
Although now nearly forgotten even
here, he was the greatest American or
ator after Patrick Henry. He was a
man of portly, commanding presence,
with a wonderfully musical voice, only
equaled by the: voice of Clay, llis er
ratic and uncertain temperament was
assigned as the reason why be had leen
so soon forgotten. . . ......
'Attorney (leneral Talcolt, also of this
county, was at times grand in his eh
qUenoc. "Chief Justice Marshall said
that Taleott marie the greatest legal ar
gument he ever "listened' to." Of our
men noted at that time, only-one ren-
! . .1. II .1- -
rescniauvf is nm, mc linn. . j. iki-
eon, late Justice of the Supreme Com t
In couclusion, the sjieaker U-lieved
that ' tlie average American 1 intellect
was improving, but diverted from the
channels where these men wtught re
nown. Then, too, men to be heard
must lc in earnot These men were
swayed by strong passions; they lc
lievcd in the wickednes- of their enc-
I I . . .. i l
mles. 1 Now men are fiercely attacked,
but the accusers are not credited, and
we hardly dare assail a political man,
for we know not how soon we may be
called . upon to afflliato with him in
party measures. .
; " ; iBOTT PARIS.
Extract lram Letter by Ber. Mat
thew Hal Smith.
There is but ten hours' ride betweeu
the city of London and the city of Pa
ris, and yet there are not two cities on
the face of the eartn that differ more in
manners and characteristics. The first
thing that strikes you after leaving
London is the attempt to get out of
England. All is hurry and confusion,
and the principal object seems to be to
make your voyage as uncomfortable as
possible. . You may have sailed around
the globe sailed for years and escap
ed beasickness ; yet, , in crossing the
channel, you will surely yield to old
Neptune. The vessels are small, din
gy little sloops, and to each assenger
is appropriated a small tub ; and al
though you may not see the use of it
when you start, you certainly will be
fore you complete the voyage.
.The first thing that strikes you very
forcibly upon entering France, fa that
you are in the paradise of women, for
it is here that women have equal rights
with the rest of mankind. Here she
has the privilegof doing all her own
work and the men's too. When you
get in the city, the first thing you see
is the police, for they are all over ; they
know when you came there, how long
Jou are going to stay, where you came
om, how tall you arc, and can guess
very. nearly how old you are: liave
keys to your trunk., know all about
your correspondence, and in fact know
all about you. m .
'- The world may say what they like
about the power of Napoleon, but while
I wasrthere I sawhtm review an army
of ,yef half ,a .million,. - It took him
nearly' all day to' do it. Now I have
heard our men cheer when they see
airy, on 4 they like, but I have never
heard men cheer as those French sol
diers do for Napoleon, for he is plucky.
They know he is a daring man, aud
they will, stand, by him as long as he
stands by themV ' ' ' ' '
One uf tlie. things very remarkable in
Parts Cand I don't think I ever saw it
id any other cltyj is the care that pa
rents take of their children. They have
their amusements as well as the older
ones. .They have their concerts, their
theatres, their booths, and everything
tendiug to amuse them ; and whatever
you may say of Paris it is the paradise
of children. They are thought some
thing of. A remarkable fact in Paris
is, that the Emperor keeps nothing to
himself. He has twenty palaces, but
only occupies one of them, and only
part of that, the rest being thrown open
to the entire public. He has miles and
miles of garden, yet he only reserves a
small strip for himself in front of the
Tuilleries.. When Louis Philip was on
the throne he had a private park right
in the centre of the city reserved exclu
sively for himself, but when Louis Na
poleon ascended the throne all barriers
were thrown down all was open to
the people; the peasant had equal
rights with tlie nobles.
They don't have any milk in Paris
except what they get from goats, and
they tell mc I don't know how true
it is that 'the goats know the custo
mers, and kuow exactly how much
each one ought to have. In the morn
ing they go around to each family,
knock at tbe door till some one comes,
and stand still till some one has-milked
them ; and when they have taken
as much as they ought to have, the
foat kicks over the dish and runs away,
will not vouch for the truth of this.
The common hour of breakfast Is 12
m. They dine about 8 or 9 p. ta. I
suppose if they have any supper they
have it the next day.
The omnibus system of Paris is pro
bably the most perfect in the world.
There every one is seated, and even the
Empress herseir could not get in an
omnibus if it was full t and when thev
are full a sign is put up on the outside
with the word " Complete " on it, and
no more are taken iu. An American
said he had b2en everywhere in Paris
but to "Complete," and he had not
been able to get there yet.
Everybody goes to Paris. Now if
3'ou waiit to go to a place where you
don't know anything about. the lan
guage, and wait to get cheated, go to
Paris. If you want to go to a place
where there are au endless variety of
amusements, go to raris. If you waut
to go to a place where you must not
look at what you eat, but shut your
eyes and choke it down, go to Paris ;
but if you want to see great aud learn
ed men, uo not go to r ranee.
. Tbe Man that Wouldn't be Hanged.
From Le Xord, of liruw!.
The following Incident has happened
at Flessiugue, iu Holland : A wife, ex
asperated by the continual drunkenness
of her husband, threatened him with
death. Sonic days ago she attempted
to put this threat into execution. There
was but an attic above the sitting
room. To this she ascended, made a
hole iu the floor, and passed a rope
through it, one of which fell to tlie
floor below, while the other remained
fastened in the attic. She then de
scended, made a slip-knot in the roic,
and awaited her husband's return, lie
at last arrived, and was much surpris
ed to receive no reproaches on bis Uul
"lhere is something underhand
here," thought he. "I must see."
We must pa'inise that thts scent took
place in complete darkness. The hus
band, whoso suspicions were roused, let
himself fall into a chair and tipix-ared
to sleep profoundly. After some snor
ing he felt a rope passed around his
neck. He then understood the little
trick that was to be played him, but
did not move. His wife went up stairs
to the attic, and taking advantage of
this moment's respite, the drunkard
relieved himself of his rope and fasten
ed it to tlie foot of the stove, whR'h soon
went up to the ceiling with a frightful
noise, caused by the falling of some
crockery which was standing upon it.
' The wife, thinking the noise was
caused by the fruitless fetmgi:!es of her
husband ran to tho police oft'ia to de
clare tluit f-he had found her husband
hung. The police arrived in hot baste,
a candle was lighted, when all started
hack at Iho spectacle which pre-euted
Itself. The stove was swinging grace
fully in space, and the husband sat
gravely smoking his pipe. ' Instead of a
suicide, an attempt to murder was es
tablished ngaiu-t tbe wife, who was
Kcmarkable Suiciic ofaDo.
A Milwaukee (Wis.) io!iccuiaii tells
of a singular act perpetrated by a small
dog of the common cur sjeeies, owned
by a family in that city. -The dog aud
a cat- had been brought t?p together,
and alii I ia ted better than dogs and cats
generally tlo. A week ago the cat
sickened and died. The dog misled its
company-very much, ami for some
days went about the bou.se whining
piteously, and seeming to call for its
missing mate, as well as searching ev
ery place for it. If oflered food it
would take it to the doorof tlie little
kennel where loth bad slept, and. lav
ing it down, would whine for the miss-
lug cat to come and eat. I'ndinir that i
the cat did not come, the animal re -
fused to eat, nor could eoaking or jiet-
ting induce it to. A few days Mm
the dog was1 seen by the family van -
dering aUtut the yard, whining more
ipiiviu mau cvi'r, 11 u 1 01 .1 suuiit'ii 10 ;
throw itself into tue-cWern, the cover
of which had been left 1T" for a few
moments. A member of the family
made all ha-te to get the animal out.
and when he did so the jioor, faithful,
mourning friend was dead as a stone. I
VOL. XV. NO. 31.
v '-- senilis. '
Queen Victoria is said to be writing
The surest way to lose your health is
to keep drinking other people's.
England paid over $35,000,000 to buy
the telegraph lines from the owners.
Pockets are like clouds once again
they have a silver lining. -
The Canadian Government is issuing
25 cent fractional currency notes.
The wife of the Peruvian Minister at
Washington weighs 300 pounds.
An inexperienced . farmer tried to
make corned beef by' giving his oxen
The Connecticut Radicals are levy
ing on small postmasters. If they
don't come down they go up.
An exchange wants the Government
to issue stamps for kerosene, inscribed
" Prepare to meet thy God."
Twenty-five thousand Mormon wo
men in Utah have given public expres
sion to their partiality to polygamy.
New Orleans relieves the Puritan
quiet of Sunday afternoons by base ball
matches. : j
Job's cash account footed up $370, CM),
according to a religious paper. We
had supposed nun rich.
A moral debating society out West
is engaged in the discussion of the fol
lowing question: "If a man deserts
his wi.e, which is the most abandoned,
the man or the woman " " .
An old fanner whose son had lately
died, was visited by a neighbor, who
began to condole with him on his loss.
"My loss !" exclaimed the father ; "no
such thing; it was his own loss he
was of age." -
What a contrast there sometimes
between the adjective and its adverb
Reflect, for example, on the wide dif
ference that exists between tbe man
who is constant in love and the man
who is constantly in love !
A Salt Lake letter says Brigham
Young, with several prominent saints,
will soon start with a large train and
camp equipage on a three months' tour
at the soutn. ills motive is unknown
but it is conjectured tliat he goes to
seek a new Zion. ' ' ' ;
Asiatic cholera now rages at Mos
cow in its worst form. People aresud
denly attacked by Jhe .epidemic whhe
walking in tne streets," ami there have
been several severe cases in which
death was instantaneous.
Mr Cowen, one of the most industri
ous members of the British House of
Commons, says that the majority of
his colleagues regard, ran lament as a
genteel clubhouse and drop In only, in
a leisurely manner, late at night, after
returning from dinner parties ami so
A widow in Parkers! Hirg, W. Va.
ran away with a fellow the other day
leaving four children at home, the old
est nine, and the youngest one year.
it was three days before their abandon
ment was discovered, when all their
feet were found frozen.
In 22 years, since gold was first found
in taniornia, it is estimated that one
billion of dollars have been gathered
there, or about $4o,000,000 annually.
tbe maximum having been $60,ono,OUO
in is, 'ine yield declined steadily to
23,000,000 in 1S09, ami this- was the
minimum. - -
" ine lAsi Man urouierhood " an
association composed entirely of prin
ters, held its fourteenth anniversary in
rmiadcipnia, a rew evenings since.
The Brotherhood now numbers 22
members, 11 having died since its or
ganization. No new mempors are ad
mitted ; and, as its name implies, it
will exist until the last man is gone.
A gentleman of Monkton, Vermont,
is engaged in raising poppies, from
which he produces opium. In IMS he
raised 640 pounds of the article, which
he sold to druggfsts and physicians at
tne rate oi irom to mo per pound.
The increasing demand for this drug Is
a sad sign, uruggists tell us that in
the country the farmers' wives use it
The bill to enforce the Fifteenth
Amendment imposes fine and impris
onment on any person who rails to reg
ister any colored voter, or to receive
his vote, or to assess the requisite taxes
to enable linn to vote, or to prevent
him from having the same privileges
under civil regulations as are given to
One of the life insurauee companies,
in iiartioru, nas in tin omce an anth
monieter. a calculating machine re
cently obtained in - Euroiie, and the
only one in use hi this country. It is
comparatively small, about twenty
inches iu length, and looks, when
closedf like a German music-box. The
wheels, gearings and and dials are of
steel aud brass, and it is so contrived as
to perronn tne operations of addition,
subtraction, multiplication and divis
ion with a speed unattainable bo men
ial process and an accuracy absolute
A Washington correspondent of the
j amestown journal tells this: "A eeu
tleman went into the lobby and asked
the doorkeeper to call Senator Fenton
out. He did so. It was evident that
the gentleman was one that tbe Sena
tor did not wish to see, but with his
accustomed politeness he took the gen
tleman by the hand, aud in the bland
est manner possible commeuced shak
ing it and bowing; and backing hi.a to
the outside or the door, bade hnu good
morning, turned and left him. Tlie
geutlemau looked somewhat astonish
ed for a moment, but turned to tlie
doorkeeper and remarked: 'Wall, I'll
be d d If I was ever put out of a
house so politely before.' "
A St Paul iaper' says : " A lone wo
man mssed through the city yesterday,
with an ox-team conveyance, on her
way to a homestead, seventeen miles
above Alexandria, DougH county.
some 500 miles from this city. She hail
previously gone up and pre-empted a
farm under, the Ifomttend law, ami
built a house, and went back to Red
Wing for her acred mother. ZShe found
her mather sick, and, after waiting sev
eral weeks for her recovery, it being
necessary ror her return to look to her
homestead, slie started alone, with her
household goods on a IeI, hauled by
an ox-icam, a cow being tied alongside.
1 he woman, who ua Swede, did not
appear to be at all appalled by the pros
pect of her many days' journey to her
A Vkkmoxt pajer says that Miss
Louisa Uradley. of Peachaiu. died re-
t cently from the ellecbi, a supposed, of
a iuu on the ice. in tlie l motion
examination of her lungs, however, the
lower parts of both organs were fouud
to be ossified to a certain extent, and
in a manner never bcfjre tlerved.
There were a great number of small
hones, the longest about an inch in
length, and varying in size and shape.
It would I only a slight exaggTatiou
to say the lungs were full of thelu. The
immediate cause of death was conges
tion of the lung.
The editor of the Centreville (Texas)
Kxperintmt lately had a look at the
-Chinese lalmrers employed on the C'en
He sa: They seem to j
irive entire satisfaction to their em nlnv
'er". At the time we vUited them, a
j keen norther was blowing, ami an
overcoat felt . very comfortable. Mr.
I Chinaman was habited iu tlie ti diest
, i kind of cotton goods, snapped hLsiiti-
srer ax ine weather, seemed
. "iivuuiioi moie, aim was worKitg like a
' Turk, or a Chinaman. We observed
ii.--...il a. 1 ...
several freedmen looking ou, wonder- j
' intr at the Shmidirv fif tli fi.roirrnor
w ho could afford to work at all, much I
lesn jn such weather.
IT AtlCI CAKBY
A farmer, who owned aflne orehr
w eni ont with his two sons to U
The time of the year being AprU J Uf,
The buds were beginning to breaUr htobiooBa
The sir 11 about Llm -ww rich wij tmr fmnn.
And nothing, at orst, -waked a feeuns; of
gloom. - v ..
Bat all at once, going from this, place to taa4.
He shaded his eyes with the brun of his hat
Haying, Here is a ;tree dying oat. thai M
He called Ms sons, Jo.eph and John, and ;
"This sweeting, you know, was mjf favorite
Just look at it top, now, and see what yon
- The blossoms are blighted, and snre as you
Uve, .... . - . , ('
It won't have a baxliel of apples to give !
What ails it? the rest of the trees seem to '
, thrive. . ,
"Rua, boys, bring hither your tools, and .
Bat take every branch that Is billing slop, -And
saw it out quickly, from bottom to top!"
7 Ve. father," they said, and away they both
For they always said fat he a, sod never old
And for my part 1 don't see how good chU
dren can. .
And before half an honr of the morning was
They were back in the orchard, both Joseph
ami John. - 1
And presently all the dead branches were
Well, boys," safct;t he fanner, J4 1 think, for '
If the rain and tbe sunshine but second our
eare. The old sweeting yet wiU be driven to bear !"
And so. when a month, may be more, aad
borne out the Jane, and brought In the
July, He canit' bark, t he lurk of the pruning to try.
And to! when the sweeting wa reached. It
was fonnd -That
wind (all enough were strewn over the
But never aivapple all blushing and sound.
Then the farmer said, shaping bin motions to
Come, Johnny, come Joseph, anw no the
i !. .
And straightway they came with theirspade
and their hoes.
And threw oU their jackets, and shouting.
They digged down and down with tho stur
And. by and by, Joseph his gruboing-hoe
From the earth ami the roots'crying, "Fa
ther, look ! do !"
And he pointed hit words with Uie toe of hi-i
And the fanner. said, shaping a gesture to
44 1 see why our weeting has brought vn no
There's a wonii sucking out all the sap at the
Then John took hi spade, with an awful gi I
mace. And lined tbe ugly thing out bf its place.
And put the looe earth back in very short
And when the next year came, it only is fair
To say that the sweeting rewarded the care.
And bore them good apples, enough and to
And now, my dear childrenwhenever you
A life that is profit law, think at that tree ;
For out of leu chances to one there wiU be
Home habtt of evil Indulged day by day.
Aud hid at the earth-worm was hid in the
That Ltteadily sapping the life-blood away.
The fruit, when the bloswoin is blighted, will
The sin will be searched out, no matter how
Ho, what you're anhameil to do, don't do at
1. They Indicate a sour origin. They
sliow that the heart is in an acid state.
The hearer of such words cannot but
have his own, and not very compli
mentary opinion of the speaker.
'2. They make the speaker himself
more sour. Words react upon those
who utter them. As kind words beget
kindness, and increase the power of it
in the soul, so sour words increase the
lad tempter of him who uses them.
They add fuel to the tire and augment
the neat. i
3. Sour words dangerously tend to
make tlie hearer sour. They create an
atmosphere which he breatnes, and the
virus is likely to penetrate his soul and
make him sour too. Vinegar gives its
own character to anything it can reach.
So, is it not the fault of the sour in
heart aud speech that they do not spoil
all the sweetness there is about them.
4. tSour words are all but certain to
give sourness to the countenance. The
face is a teli-taleof the heart, and tbe
heart's sourness, rising to the lips in
bitter words, has wonderful power over
all the features. Look on the counte
nance, as its owner ia using sharp and
bitter words. Do you see a smiling
June or a scowling November?
5. Sour words are not soon forgotten.
Sharp and piercing, thev enter, like
iron into the soul. As with hooks of
steel, they hang on to memory. All
that you can recollect of some people
are the sour words you have heard
Now my yoiinir friends, if sour words
Indicate a sour heart, and make tbe
speaker more sour, and moke hearers
sour, and give a sour countenance, and
make one's sourness long and painfully
remembered there are five reasons
why such words should never be found
upon you lips. Let the hut ones you
have used be the last ! r at. 8
'fa'ood Rales to Remember.
IOose ideas on the subject of Lusiness
will not answer. It most be reduced
to something of a science. To embark
in business without this preparatory
knowledge, u to set sail without a port
and without an acquaintance with nav
igation, circumstances that insure ship
wreck. Be neither lavish or niggardly; of the
two, avoid the latter. A mean man is
universally despised, but public fame in
a steppmjf-fttoue to preferment, there
fore, generous feelings should be culti
vated. Itemember that self-interest is nioie
likely to warp your judinnent than all
other circumstauces combined ; there
fore, look well to your duty wheD your
interest is concerned."
Tlie world estimates meu by their
success In life, and by general consent
succesH in evklence of superiority of
Never, under any circumstance-, as
sume a responsibility you can avoid
consistently with your duty to yourself
ISase all your actions uihjii a princi
ple of riirht: preserve vour inteerity ot
character, and doing this, never reckon
Let vour exiienses lie such as to leave
a balance in your pocket. ISeady mo
ney is a friend in need.
Wine-drinking aud smoking are bad
habits. They impair the mind aud
jMK-ket, and lead to a waste ot time.
rj meat ion iiay s an annual mcome
for life witiHiut expense for insurance,
repairs or taxes.
Never relate your misfortunes, and
never grieve over what you can not
e.er make money at lite expense or
Hold Ou. -
Hold on to your tongue when you are '
just ready to swear, lie, or sneak harsh
ly, or use an improier word.
Hold on to your hand when you are
about to strike, pinch, steal, or do an
Hold on to your foot when you are
on the point of kicking, running away
rrom study, or pursuing the path or er
ror, or shame, or crime.
Hold on to your temper when 3-011
are angry, excited, or imposed upon, or
others are angry about you.
Hold on to your heart when evil as-
sociates seek your company, and invite
you to join in fieir mirth ai.d revelry.
Hold ou to your name at all times,
for it is of more valne to you tliau gal I,
high places or fashionable attire
Hold 011 to the truth, for it will wve , 1
you well, and d ymi good throughout
Hold ou to your virtue it Is above
all price to you in all times and places.
Hold 011 to your. good character, for
If Is ami ever will be your liest wealth.
Never make a remark at auotbcr'.f
expense, " '