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VOL. XXI.-NO. 10.
a i IUH N Wi s.
Thi incUiiclmlv daM hSYi 0OBW,
Which Mr, llrymit BtBM,
at wiuIiiik' wlsdi ami dmoS woods,
And otber cheerful thinx.
'1 fcf robin Inmi (hi glOB BM flown,
And then- Mul iii! u ,1.
Now KMHM iti (jiii Ht of autumn hMN
To iirM ami iut au .
TBOM in the MM, to MBOOfcilBl ili'ar.
Are fOOSd whcn 'cT OOC lOOBO,
On hi.!, iu valr, iii wood, hi Sold,
lnH mostly iu iii book it
It I take up my I'liahrulur i
Hull' lfuvi'M ari" kjh iI of n: . n uiul n-.l,
t Lia In black anil tali.
Th- bOOt of BOOBO MJ Ihlih -now
I carr ly lar' to toiu h.
L n: it briii tk t la MOM rut !'!
Of Uplt. oiiL. or MM
Anil it upon thi' lounge I lie
To ri ail s liil 1 notour.
The ariil leaven in diiHty hIk-ioch
Silt SOWB upon my OMtBtO,
ThiiH buried, I niitflit pro, prfliap,
For llnldren in tho Wood,
Though Bay lirliaMor m thr gMVi
In at'Mrccly ipiitr aw good,
O autumn lcaw't. ran- 1SBMM tMVOt,
So lovely out of door.
pirv the wild wood .you i ould or nlmr. Id ,
l"t BUM not Christian Honrs!
No morr I IWOM in i inpty air.
Lint Mroighi Invoke a broom.
Ami ODOfl St. Itndgi't BOM and iWOOpO
The rubbish trom the room.
l'or now I kMI a Mh mn truth
i did import bOfOM :
Tbew leusPM that uiitumu bran in - OH
Are un autumnal born.
Ha j 1 1 'l lla; u .
M I J tymond
Thurston, I betievt
are insane."
As Amabel ipolM htl voice had a
sharp quiver of pais as well as anger,
She M very proud Of bet brother
proud of his handsome ftiee, proud of
nil talenhi and aha considered he was
about bo degrade htmnrlf socially if not
morally, by the stand he had announced
himself to have taken. Boeing her pas
sionate outcry had not moved him, she
aid. pleadingly:
"Have von no pride Icft r You who
had till the old Thurston pride ninr:"
"I have just so much pride left, Ami
bel," lie answered, "that 1 cannot sit
here eating the bread of idleness another
"Ton know you are more than wel
come here."
"I do know it. 1 appreciate your
husband's kindness at its lull value, Am
abel, 1 hope the day will come when I
can prove it. And, Sis, I am only too
thankful that you have his true love and
strong arm now. when we have lost so
much. Now, darling, don't try to bold
me back from honest employment."
"But, Raymond, yon can surely ob
tain some gentlemanly position :"
"1 have been trying faithfully for six
months, you know with what SUCCCSS.
There, don't look tit me so pitifully, it will
come right one 'f these days."
" T wonder what Bertha Bsinei will
Bay when she s, es yon perched upon the
driver's seat of an express cart."
For the first time the forced compos
ure ot nsymonaa lace wai surrea. a
dirk red flush crept to his verv hair, and
lie rose and walked up and down the
room. (Had to have him moved at last,
his sister said :
"With her aristocratic ideas and the
pride that is inborn in her family, she
will never recognize yon again, Ray
mond." " Then 1 must lose the honor of her
friendship, " Raymond said hoarsely.
"Don't aay any more, Amabel?" And
rtnable to Is-ar any further remonstrance,
he left the room, and a little later tin
The Thurston pride of which Amabel
had spoken was stinging him sorely, in
Spite Of the brave face be Carried to cover
it. He was a man of 38, and his life
had held only the pleasures of wealth,
the opportunities money gives for the
development of intellect, for twenty
even of these years. His parents died
when he was a boy, and Amabel, his
(inly sister, Lfi yean his senior, married
before she was -o, and gave her brother
a home, whenever he was not traveling,
or in some seminary or college. While
lie considered himself a rich man. Raj
mond hud accepted this hospitality as
freely H it was offered, a&d Amabel's
jewel cae, her husband's library, and
her children's play room bore witness of
her brother 'a generosity. But suddenly,
without warning, there swept over the
country one of the devastating tinancial
crashes so overwhelming in this land of
speculation, and Raymond was recalled
from Europe by his brother -in-law, in
forming hirn that hi- entire patrimony
had been swept away. Investments that
had seemed to the young man, ignorant,
in all business details, as secure as they
were flattering, had fallen to ruin, and a
few hundred dollars only were left of
what hod been a noble fortune.
At Bnt Raymond did not realise the
extent of his misfortune. ),- pai -til!
young, well educated, m perfect health,
and certainly the world had some niche
where he could earn tin honest living.
But weeks of seeking for
eeks of sesUng for employment
im a keener know ledge of his mis-
-. Friends who had bee, willing
gave him
fortune. Friends who had been willing
to --moke his cigars and drink his wine,
who were yet willing to extend every so
CaVl greeting, shook their heads when
asked to contide any portion of their bus
iness into his keeping.
Brought Up to study, to live a life of
elepmt leisure, Raymond Thurston at
flfl knew absolutely nothing of business,
nor had he studied any one branch -ut
Hdentiy to qualify him If for a teacher.
He tried faithfully to find some employ
ment, spending what little remained of
his fortune wit!, the lavish hand that laid
not yet learned economy.
Society welcomed him home after two
f wandering, for Amabel Ran la
kept open bouse lor bet friends, and
Kaymond was a favorite in her circle.
Her husband, many years older than
herself, had long retired from business
with a large income, and while he gave
Raymond cordial welcome, had no op
portunity to aid in finding occupation.
And Berths SaineS, the friend from
whom Raymond parted two years before,
in this renewed intercoms' became to
him more than ever was friend before.
They bad not thought of love in the
( days when the girl WSJ a debutante in
society, and Raymond one of its favorite
laux; but when tiny met, a'ter the
long parting, some new emotion stirred
both hearts. They did not know what
made the hours pass so quickly when
they were together, nor reeogni.e the
subtle charm that dwelt for each in the
other's presence, for many a week.
Raymond was the first to awaken to
tile knowledge that love was the charm
that bound him to Berths'l side when
ever she was present; that it was love
that made her eyes, the dark, sparkling
eyes, no beautiful in their expression;
that love tuned her voice so musically;
mat love made her the dearest of all wo
men in his eyes,
Amabel wtts delighted. Bertha was
one of her own fast friends, and Hertha's
' father a merchant of standing and in
fluenee. Aside from this the girl had
inherited money from her mother. Al
together, Amabel decided the match
would be charming. But a hint to that
effect met one of Raymond's sternest
frowns, such as had never Lilted his face
1 in the old amusing days.
"Never speak of it again. Amabel,"
be mid, 14 1 am no fortune hunter to live
upon the money of I rich wife. I'll
carve out my own way first."
Hut carving his own way proved tedi
ous work till, desperate at his many fail
tire-;, lie accepted a position, offered in
jest, of driver fo an express wagon.
i " I do understand horses," he mid,
"if J cannot sell poods or keep books." :
It proved harder work, however, than
in the first flush of his desperation he
had imagined. Not the mere work; that
he soon conquered; but the slights,
rudeness, and stares of his old friends.
Some few recognised the true nobility
that accepted honest labor rather than
i an easy dependence upon wealthy con
i nectiens, but these were few.
A week passed, when one morning,
delivering some goods at one of the most
fashionable stores on Bioadway, as he
went out, Raymond sew Berths Haines
opening the door of her low carriage.
An impulse made him shirt forward to
j hand her out, only to draw back crimson
with confusion and drop the hand
he was lifting to raise his hat. The
tweet musical voice he loved spoke at
"Please, Air. Thurston, help me with
this obstinate door. It will stick."
He went forward, then, with id! the
easy grace of manner that had ever
marked his intercourse with ladies, The
little gloved hand was extended to meet
i his as she thanked him,
" It is too bad you are engaged," she
i said. " I should like to borrow your
artistic eye to aid me in selecting a dress
for my reception on Thursday evening.
But you will come and tell me how I suc
ceeded alone, will y u not :"
She said the last words very earnestly,
raising her dark eyes to his face.
")o you really wish ine to come
now ." he asked.
"1 do!"
"Then 1 will oome ! I must say good
'morning," and he lift her with a most
courteous bow.
Hut while the great express wagon
rattled down the streets, Miss Haines
turned away from the store she had
been entering and re-entered her car-
I rings.
"To my father's," she mid to the
driver, and a lew moments later the
merchant looked up t rom bis ledgers to
sec his only child, in a faultless walking
disss, entering the counting house.
"Another check!" he said, moving a
ohah to her, "How much this timer'
" Nothing ! 1 want to talk to you.
Shut the door so these horrid men Oan't
hera me."
The door was closed, and privacy in the
anotum secured. Berths sstonisnsd bar
paternal relative by bursting into a pas
sion of weeping.
"Why, berths I" be cried.
I "Never mind, papa. It is all over
now. Do yon remember what yousaid
to DM when Raymond Thurston asked
for some employment hen-
Not exactly."
"I do. You said that a man brought
up as he had been would want a sine
cure; that he never would come down to
real work, and that you had no position
for line gentlemen ; that his offer to take
a subordinate position and learn inisi
ness was simply a farce. "
" Did I say all that, Berths?"
" To me you did. I suppose you dis-
missed him politely enough. lint, papa,
if you thought he was really b earnest,
really meant to work for a living, would
von give him a chance here :"
, ' n; JV, T i ' ' V
fPjfJ. Jt,lt
idler all Ins hie
ICS. He has capacity, brains, ami a
He is no idler now. tie is driving
nn express cart.
" Berths I"
"He is. I met him not tin hour ago.
He thought I wits going to cut him. As
it," she sddsd, with msgnlfloent scorn,
" I would slight an old friend in adver
sity. "
" HIcrs my soul ! Driving nn express
wagon ! N' 1 Thurston's boy EaUOS
ted at Harvard ' Hear Be 1 Iid you
notice whose wagon it was, Bertha .'"
Hertha had not noticed, and the old
gentleman bustled into his coat ;.nd
started for lbs office. At dinner he in
formed Bertha that RsymOUd had ac-
ceptcd ii place in his own large estab
lishment, with a frank confession of his
profound ignorance of till business af
fairs, bttt in earnest resolution to learn
well and speedily whatever appert ;lilied
to the duties entrusted to him.
It was not many weeks before Mr.
Haines congratulated himself upon the
acquisition of his new clerk. He told
Bertha marvelous stories of Rsymouu'i
rapid progress and the strides he was
making in his new life, knowing of the
long nights spent in poring over ledgers
and accounts, tic many misgivings the
new clerk felt. The same active brain
and Truck intelligence the young student
had brought to gain college honors now
stood in good stead in mastering the in
tricacies in invoices, book keeping, mid
eountiim bouse mysteries, and Raymond
gained favor rapidly in the eyes of his
It is a question whether actual merit
would have advanced him quite so fre
quently as he was promoted, hard SS he
worked, and steadily as he improved,
but Mr. Haines worshipped his only
child, and the burst Of team in the
counting-house told him the secret Bat
ths successfully concealed from till oth
ers. A relf-msde man himself, with an
ample fortune to the one Berths already
held, he laid no stress on money iu think
ing of a son in-law. Energy, industry,
Integrity, these were the foundations of
his own fortune, and these were the
qualities he desired in a life companion
for the child who wasthe hope and pride
of his i !d age.
The closer ties were bound thai die v
Raymond Thurston to him iu business,
the more he honored and esteemed the
sterling worth of the man he so long re
garded as a mere butterfly of fashion,
one of fashion's spoiled children. And
learning to respect his worth he had also
learned to love the frank, bright face,
the clear ringing voic, and the ever
ready courtesy of the young clerk. It
grew to be ti very bvquent ooocrrence
for him t ask the support of the strong,
youns arm when the streets were slip
pery, and at the door to invite Raymond
to (line, sure of a beaming look 01 pleas
ore from Bertha,
There came a day, after two ion.!'; year.-.
of faithful Service, when Raymond was
informed in the privacy of his counting
house, that a junior partnership was his
if he would accept it. Some emotion
checked the utteiauee of Raymond's
heartfelt gratitude. He extended hii
hand, to meet a cordial grasp, and
hear :
"Yes, yes ! 1 know. And now, if you
want to tell Berths the news, you cm
take ti holiday."
" May 1 tell her more I May 1 tell her
I love tiiat the one hope of my life is to
win hsf love in return 1 1
"You may mil her that I bars been
your most sincere friend and warmest
well-wisher for two years. You may tell
her," and the old man - eye- twinkled,
"that I have looked upon JOU SS S SOTI
ever since the day she met you driving
an express wagon."
" And behaved like an sngel .'"
"Yes, yes, of course, they always do.
There ; get along with you. I'm busy.
Take my love to Berths, if you at e not
overburdened w ith your own."
And so you know the rest. There
was a wedding, and Amabel gave the
brides psrnre of diamonds, and owned,
when in a burst of confidence Bertha told
her the whole story, and, after all,
Thurston's pride was nev r so good iu
the end os Raymonds pride.
Crookcd Whisky Telegrams.
At the trial of Wm. O. Avery, a mem
ber Of the whisky ring at St. Louis, (he
following curious telegrams were placed
in evidence by the prosecution :
WarbUTOTOK, D. C, July 1. 1874. -To (ton.
John McDonald, Bupsr? Loot of sternal Bsv
onue, St. liOuis, Mo.: Thing! look all right
here. Lot the machine go.
(Signed i Jaxott,
Wash i no ton. 1). ('.. July :. 1874. To Geo,
John ateOonsld, Bnpsrrioor ot Internal K'"
sbqSi st. Louis. Mo.: Msttsn sri snaky, (
it lively and watch sharply.
i Signed ) JOTCB,
WASBUroTOX, I). C, July 17, 1871 To (Jen.
John McDonald. Supervisor ot lnt"iiial Bsv
enup. St. Lonin. Mo.: Here on my return
home. What 1 OSS do for yonr side.
(Signed) Joyck.
Si. Loris, Aug. r. 1874. Col, William 0.
Avejy. Treasury Department. Washington !
Have friends m tar ted Went again ': 1'iud out
and let me know. A.
S i . Lotus. Aug. 'H'. 1ST I. Col. William
Avery. Chief Clerk. Treamuv DspSTlSSSBt:
Are friends coming Went See H. and give
bttS soundings. A.
Wa-uiino ro.. D. C, Oct. 17, 1M74. John A.
Joyce. St. Losls, Mo.: Your friend in in New
York and mav come out to nee von. Avkkv.
Si. LotUS, Oat 1H. ls7. -Col. W. (. Avcrv.
Irsssnry Department, Whington, D.C.t GIto.
something jKisitive on movements of friends.
SOt Sttrojy, Prompt. A.
Wahiiinu n in. Oct. ls74. .lohn A. Jovce.
St. Louis. Mo.: Put your BSSXS Is order. Your
friends will visit von. M k.
WAamXOTOX, U. C. Dec. 7. 1H74. To Col.
John A. JOTCS, Planters' House. St. LontSt
llnd long rifle with the I'r. siilent tins MfcSI
noon. K and II. are here. Yon will hear from
me to-morrow. John.
WaMUSUTOX, D. ('.. Dee. H. 1k7, To John
A. Jovce, 1 lantern' House. St. Louih. Mo.:
Dead dog. The goose hangs altitudehnn. The
sv.n shines. John.
Washim.h-n. D. C. Jan. .". 1875, To John
A. Jovce. llevenue Agent. St. Louis. Mo.: The
order directing you to repot t to Sitervisor
McDonald at Philadelphia, on the 18th, is mib
pended. J. W. Dm '. --. Commissioner,
Washington. D. C. l et.. (.. Is7.ri. To (en.
JOBS McDonald St. Louis. Mo.. Order btirsted
forever. D. V Co. mad. Hold tilings level.
I'm: oelebrsted Hath v-.-Wc known
in almost every commercial market ami
house as "brick dust," are manufactured
from tho depositi of the River I'arrett,
Hridirewater, Komersrt, Kngland. Al
far as known, this peculiar kind of de
posit has never been found elsewhere.
says that
Tm: Ahnriin (irunr
An, i rieaus wash too often.
A Kivul Mini IS BlSPSmSSi The Terror ol
the Alleghenies-A I'oHticiuii iu Arkan
sas Bapsssre, Flight, it asol Desas
William Hill, a patient in a private aay
lum near (llasgow, Scotland, died a few
weeks ago, Bsny yesm ago there lived
in Iredell county, North Carolina, a re
ineoted Presbyterisn minister named
Curry, the pride of whose life was an
only son, Nixon, by name, in whose train
ing the good man took peculiar delight.
The young man won the affections of a
young girl attending the same school,
and so ardent WSS their attachment that
no rival was Buffered to come between
them. When the girl reached the age of
fifteen, her devotion to young Curry be
came so manifest that her parents, wish
ing to secure for her what they viewed as
a better alliance, forbad'.! further inter
course between the two. As a natural
consequence, clandestine meeting! were
resorted to, and continued for three
years. At the expiration of that period,
the hand of the young lady was sought
by the son of one of the Southern states
men, and her parents tried to compel her
acceptance, w In Teat she eloped with
young Curry. The couple were over
taken. Then the young man turned and
shot his rival, who led the pursuit, kill
ing him instantly. The young couple
then renewed their flight. Alter a long
uiul bested ohase Curry took refuge with
his bethrothed in the Allegheny Moun
tains, near the head waters of the Ca
tawba, and there, outlawed from society,
he became a highwayman, and spec lily
achieved a dreaded notoriety by the
number and character of his daring ex
ploits. The Governor of North (Jsro
ins offered 85,000 for his arrest, and
many, lured by the tempting offer, tried
to hunt him down. Suddenly he was
missed from North Carolina. It eras sup
posed he bad died, or that he bsdohSttg-
ed his best f operati sis.
One day, at the time of the first set
tlement of the fertile delta of the St.
Francis River, in what is now Arkansas,
tin immigrant appeared in the district
calling himself John Hill. He WM a
handsome, amiable man, and though hav
ing only moderate mesne, extended a
generous hospitality to all w ho visited his
beautiful little home, rendered doubly at
tractive by th presence f a lovely wife.
In a short time he became the most, popu
lar man in the setth men I, and SO he eou-
tinned for ten or twelve years. He was
repeatedly elected to the Legislature,
and there he was distinguished for power
ful and impassioned eloquence. He be
came leader in the ranks of his patty,
was a member Of the convention that
framed th- State Constitution, and rep
resented his district in the Senate of
Hill's most intimate acquaintances
were tin- Strongs, four brothers, men of
wealth and ambition. A.close intimacy
sprang up between them, and Hill, in tin
unguarded moment, made the elder
Strong conversant with his previous his
tory, telling him that he wss ths notori
ous Nixon Curry of North Carolina.
Strong then requested Hill to resign his
se.it in tiie BsnstS, but Hill refused, and
the brothers conspired to ruin him.
Sending to North Carolina they procured
a requisition for his arrest and a copy of
the reward offered for his capture. The
four brothers, powerful and determined
ai tin y were, well knowing the cbsrsctei
of the man with whom they were to deal,
secured the assistance of a dozen men,
and surrounding his house, sttempted to
effect his capture. On approaching the
main entrance and demanding his sur
render, one of them was shot dead, and
three o'hers were dangerously wounded,
and the attack was abandoned.
The Governor of Arkansas published
an additional reward for Hill's arrest,
and hastily packing a few articles he set
out with his wife and children for Upper
Arkansas, where he knew of the exist
ence of a band of desperadoes whose
members be bsd resson t believe would
protect him. He was overtaken at Con
way Court House, and baiting his wsgon
and admonishing his wife snd children
to keeji their places, he steppt d forth in
the face of his pursuers, snd in a few
eloquent word t ld them why he had
quitted North Carolina, at the same time
assuring his pursuers that he w old not
be taken alive. The gallantry of the
action opsrstld in his favor, and the pur
suit was abandoned. Constant pursuit
had nlready made him morose and quar
relsome, and he began to think heavily
and resort to the gambling tsMe as a
means of support, (hie day in Septem
ber, 1846) while lested tit bfsnkJsst he
told his wife that he had a premonition
of death, and felt that lie should be
Idllsd that day before sunset. Calling
his son William, a bright hoi of four
teen, lie ma Is him swear to kill the man
who should kill his lather.
Xhe Circuit Court of pope county
being in session, he attended it with a
young man named Howard, who WSJ SB
gaged to bis eldest daughter. As soon as
they reached the village Hill began to
drink and exhibited an unusual disposi
tion to QusrreL He Insulted every one
he met, and finally threatened to clean
the Court House ; he dashed into the
court room, to the consternation of
Judge, jury and lawyers. Young Howard
tried to restrain him, but, glaring like a
tiger, hi turned upon the youth and felled
him to the floor, at the same time draw
ingapistol, and exclaiming. "Kill me,
or I'll kill you !" The man, in a moment
of extreme' anguish, drew a knife and
buried it in the bowels of Hill. He died
soon after.
Howard quit Arkansas, ami several
years later was heard of in San Antonio,
Texas, where he joined the Confederate
forces under the command of Col. Long.
At the close of the wnr he was met by
William Hill, who, remembering the sails
j he had taken at his father's in stance, shot
the former and tied to Europe. lb
joined the French army and served
through the Franco Prussian war, but was
subject Is tits of temporary insanity.
Finally his case became hopeless, and be
was placed by his frisods in an asylum
near (ilasgow, Scotland, where ho r
oently died. Si w York Sun,
Determined to he Honest.
The other d ty I man with a gaunt look
halted before an eating stand at the
Central Markef, and after long survey
of the iands he said to the w oman :
" I am ti poor man, but I'll be honest
if 1 have to be buried iu a paupers
"What's the matter now.'" asked
the woman, regarding him with sus
picion. "No one saw me pick Dpi 830 bill
here by this stand early this morning,
but as I said before I'll be honest.
" A !?20 bill pick up !" she whispered,
bringing a bland smile to her face.
"I suppose," he continued, "that
Rome one passing along hen could have
dropped such a bill, but it seems more
reasonable to think that the money was
lost by you."
" Don't talk quite so loud," she said
as she leaned over the stun i, " Vol! are
an honest man, and i ll have you name
Dttt in the papers lO that all may know
it. I'm a bard-working widow, and if
you hadn't brought hack that money it
would have gone Irani with my poor
little ciiildren !"
" If I pick up money by a stand I al
ways give it up," he said as he sat lown
HI one of the stools.
"That's right -that's honest," she
whispered. "Draw right up here snd
have some breakfast."
He needed no second invitation. The
way he went lor '-old bam, fried BSUSSge,
biscuit and coffee WSS terrific to the
" Yes I urn t rv to- be uonest,"
he remarked between bites.
"That's right. If I found any money
belonging to you I'd give it up, you bet.
Have another cup of coffee . "
"Don't oars tidoo," be said, as he
Jammed more ham into his mouth.
Even courtships have an ending. Tin
old cinq) finally began to breathe like a
foundered horse, and pretty soon after
that he rose from the table.
"You are a good man to bring my lost
money back," said the woman, as she
brushed away the crumbs.
"Oh, I'm honest," he replied, "when
I find any lost money I always gif it
" Well, I'll take it now, ptesss," she
said, as he began to button his overcoat.
" Take what :" he asked.
" That lost money you found."
"I didn't find any! I'll he honest
with you, however, if 1 ever do find any
around here !"
"You old liar! Didn't you say you
found a 820 bill here "
"No, ma'am. I said thai no one saw
me pick np such a bill here!"
" Pay me for them p. rvisions!" she
yelled, clutching at his throat.
"I'll be honest with you I haven't a
cent I" he replied, as he held lief oil.
She tried to tip him over, into a barrel
of charcoal, bid he broke loose, and be
fore she recovered from her amazement
he was a block away and galloping along
like a stage-horse. Ihtroit '" 'r s.
"Married, married, married, did you
ay :" and with a wild light of insanity
creeping into the haggard eyes, and
voice pitched painfully high, she K
posted, "Married, married! No; do I
look like a bappy married woman I Oh,
my God, why don't he come .- See, we
are till waiting for him. There are the
guests, there is father and mother by the
fireplace talking with our clergyman,
and now the girls are placing th& wnath
of flowers upon my head. I'ut they're
snakes, they're snakes; they are crawling
into my bosom I (), take them away !
take them away ! they tire tv, iningnround
my neck! they choke OO," and
frothing st the mouth, her festures fesr
fully distorted, pOOT Margaret TownSCUd
sink down upon the station floor, and,
shrieking with the most agonizing terror
tit the horrible shapes he; excited imagi
nation conjured, she was borne to a cell
and the doctor summoned.
"It's the tremens," he said, " the
worst form of delirium tremens."
This was all, and yet ten years ago
this outcast was a loved daughter of a
well-to-do physician in the central part
of this State. She had a lover, the en
gagement ring was placed upon her
finger, and sue rounded by happy rela
tives and friends she Sjwutlsd t he coming
ot the bridegroom OS her bridal night.
He never came, and few weeks later
the Bjiri stole away from her home and
cast her lot among strangers. Since then
the RSSd has been teai fully steep.
BujfiUo firpress,
Asses Milk.
F.ngiish physicians are in the habit of
sending patients to Italy, to get the
benefit of the climate and drink asses'
milk. In order to secure the purity of
the milk, the asses are ordered each day
to the patient's door, where the milking
is done under hi own eye or that of a
servant or friend. A traveler, writing
Of this custom, says that "the ass-milkers
in the Italian towns usually carry a
bladder of lukewarm water under their
. '.oaks, kept up to the heat of the body
under the armpits, of the contents M
which they furtively infuse a portion
into the m'veral milk-jugs in the nice of
the doSSSStlOS, who never BSmsSf the
trick. Thus are poor patients, when
given up bv the faculty ami sent to
languish unuer an Italian sun, and die,
turned over to the tender mercies of
tricksters, gem rally the associates Of
i creatures of cheating hotel -keeper."
A l e, ,, into the liuconiotive Works.
It is only about fifty yearn since the
Ant locomotive putted along the first
railway, dragging the first clumsy jws
SSngSf car. During each of those fifty
years more than two thousand miles of
mils have been laid, and in England and
the United States everyday of those iifry
yean has seen the completion of one
locomotive and two passenger cars.
Immense wcrimhopssre kept busy build
ing locomotives ami BBSS. They are
generally near tho principal depot of
tin gsest railway lines, and I know of no
more interesting place where one can
spend a part of his day in the depot.
Rash ami every part of a locomotive
must be made with the greatest precision
and delicacy, and great machines are SSO
ployed for hammering ami cutting and
punching and planing the iron into
shape. You will find iu these railway
works, an the English aay, or " loeOSBO
live works," as they are called iu Amer
ica, i mniens! mscnines, possessing al
most resmtietl power, yet driving only I
little steel pointed instrument, like a
chisel not bigger than one's little finger.
It seems almost a waste of power to use
such giant to drive so slight a tool.
! Hut this delicate chisel digs it. way little
by little through the htirdest Of cold
iron or steel, ami planes it as smooth ,.s
ever the carpenter's plane trims wood,
snd it produces, too, saswingnof iron as
delicate as those of Noft pine. Little
shears, hardly bigger that! a tailor's, cuf
' through iron uneasily as through paper;
and delicate steel punches drive their
way tnrough iron plates, in most of
these works you will see the. Nasmyth
steam-hammer, a mighty giant in power,
but as docile as a lamb under the touch
i a master hand. It is an immense shaft
of iron, sliding up and down in a great
wooden frame, and regulated in its
movements no that it CBS strike a bard
Of soft, a quick or slow blow, j:s the
engineer who directs it may wish. A
heated shaff of iron a foot tniek can bs
crushed, or tack may la- driven, by its
blows. About twenty years ago, the
Primn Minister of England, Ixird John
Russell, visiting the railway works st
. Manchester, was invited to est S boiled
egg for luncheon. Before giving him
the egg, the master of the works put it
in a small wine-glass and placed both
under the great steam hammer. The
engineer set the giant at work ; down
rushed the shaft with the rapidity ot I
lightning flask and struck the egg, but
SO perfectly WSS the hammer regulated
that the blow merely chipped the shell,
crushing neither glass nor egg. 6.
.v hoUu !r tk eessoes.
Pigeon-Post Lserinwnts
A pigeon-post between Europe snd
America is s novelty which is promised
us. This wonderful project, which, if
successful, ie destined to supersede in a
measure the submarine telegraph, will
In accomplished by means of an "ocean
homing bird " of gffSSt docility snd in
telligenos, which has lately been found
in Iceland, and which lias already proved
( its ability to fiy at the. rate, of 150 mil H
an hour. Tho birds live only in wild
rocky regions, and the land telegraph OT
common carrier pigeon will be required
to supplement their labors. A pair ol
these birds, in a recent experiment,
brought dispatches from Paris to a lonely
part of Kent, England, ten miles from
London, in h'ss than one hour :ind a
half, and the dispatches WSTS forwarded
from that point by press carrier pigSOl B,
The owners of these birds are now SI
gaped in training ami propagating them,
and propose to esmolish a daily mail
next summer between America ami Eu
rope, the whole dmmnce to be traversed
between sunrise in one hemisphere and
sunset on the other. If the transatlan
tic experiment in successful, the bird
i can Is- brought to this country md do
mesticated in some rocky region of Ksw
England, whither they will bring us
European letters, printci I hi miniature,
within twenty four hours of their date.
Peanut She! iu a Man's bung.
About S yeST Snd I half ago a young
man by the name of Benjamin Peter, of
Washington township, Herks county,
Pa., was attending a public sale in
North Whitehall township, Lehigh
county. On his WSJ home on horse
back, 'an. I ruling fast, he was eating pm
nuts, when a piece of shell was carried
into his month by the current created by
his fast riding, passing down his fiin at
snd lodging m one of his lungs. At the
time of the occurrence nothing serious
was thought of it, there only being a
slight tickling Hnsation, which WM
thought would pass away. Hut not so.
In a few months the pain was felt in the
lung, which kept growing worse. U -ourse
was had to a physician, and alter
some treatment, and finding that no
good wan being done, the advice of other
medical men was sought, but to no avail,
while the young man ban gradually bet n
growing worn', until BOW ne has bscoSSC
so reduced in strength that hstlSntin
unable to perform nuy kind of labor,
and hardly able to get about. Al a bwt
rsootl BS is now making preparat'ons to
visit Prof. Pancoast, Philadelphia, t,,
BM if his life BBS le saved.
A hsnsorr sakwn-kseper wisoss place
has been cleaned out two or three, firms
by roughs has got things Bjjsd te his
likmfc now. Then in a trap i looi afl
feet square in front of the bat, working
by a spring, and when a rough striken
the counter and begins to raiso a row he
in dropped into the collar. A jail of hot
water in Hung over him by the MM BM
chinery, and a hickory eltib, worked by
steam, strikes bBSS nim i ei-hf, times a
minute. When the fellow finally
clear of the machinery a big dog w. 1
KBBVm him, snuff in thrown into his yi
and be reaches the Street with I solemn
i vow upon hin lipn to become one. of
:nos( ejernplaxy citizens of Detroit.

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