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i:r joiin g. sa.xi:. li lie is sure possessed, madam. " Tti-elfth Myht. If, when you hear a certain lady's name, You feel j our puLscs give a suddc-a start, Dr hlufch, a.- if some secret sense of shame Had stirred, just then, the currents of your heart; And if that naiiif to put it rather strong In euphony seems rery much above All other names I think I can't be wrong To venture the opinion, you're m love! If, when, at last, by some suspicious chance. You meet the lady at a ball or play, You shrink abashed beforo her modest glance, And quite forget, the words you meant to say; And if, moreover, gn.ing at her hand. You wish upon that ha ml you wore a glove, It isn't very hard to understand (See ' Komeo ami .Juliet ") , you're in love! If with two ladies, on a summer's day, You sit alone, at luncheon or at tea, And think, if one of them were but away (A mile or so) , how happy you would be; Yet find your wits in such a giddy whirl. Yon scarcely speak to her you're thinking of, 15ut prattle gayly with the other girl There's reason for supposing you're in love! If, all at once, your amatory pen (Which ne'er before attempted lyric lines, vita tuns bane of gods and men !) To fervid song and madrigal inclines, A'herein you rashly rhymo of "youth" and "truth," And call your subject " darling," " duck," or " dove;" Or s.ully beg some cruel lady's ruth The symptom is unfailing you're in love! If of her sex no other you can find One half so bright or beautiful as she ; If to her failings you are wholly blind (The faults, 1 mean, that other people see) ; If in her " pug" you see a " Grecian nose," Anil never doubt the angel bands above Are silent when she sings you may suppose. IJeyond the slightest question, you're in love! Sriitcm'icr Cnbuvy . THE GAMESTER'S STAKE. The Marquis Angelo Foscarini had been traveling throughout Em-ope for several vears, sanitary measure-; induc ifilT him ! visit Paris. To the gav me tropolis he was sumnioiieil by his daugh ior, lite beautiful Olympia, .-he being the only issue of three nio.-t unhappy marriage The disappointment of Fosearini's life had been in not having had an heir, lie would have gh en hi-, fortune, almost his life, lor a son one who could per petuate the noble name of Foscarini. His life was passed in orgies and every sort of dissipation. He loved Olympia, not a a father should have loved his daughter, but rather because .-h" was beautiful and one of the m-t precious of Ills possession.-.. He kept her always with him, and had relu.-ed her hand in marriage to some of the mo- distin guished nobleman in Austria and Italy. ' ' Kemain with me,' he said : ' ' you will have plenty of time to marry when f am dead."' After a night of exeitemeut and dissi pation it vva.- his habit to take a bath in the Seine, in order to revive his wasted energies. One day, while, bathing, he was .seized with cramp, and had not some one rushed to his rescue he would have been drowned. In his preserver he : recog nized an officer of the Trabans, one whom he had first met at, Piedmont, and afterward at Vienna, and whose assiduities to Olympia had given him some uneasiness. The young ofiicer, on discovering that the man whose life he had saved Was no other than the Marquis'' Fosear ini, a( once requested permission to call upon himself and daughter. To this request the Marquis most, coldly acquiesced , it being impossible, under Hie eireu instances, to venture a , refusal. Stephen LeRoy at once embraced the ;v 'vantage afforded by the position, and within a month after the accident the Marquis and Leltoy were inseparable. Le Roy was deeply in love with Olym pia, but now wisely and cautiously re pressed any manifestation of his feelings moreover, had expressed himself to the Marquis as being entirely cured of his very extravagant passion. He addressed Olympia without any apparent trembling or embarrassment , paying her only the ordinary compli ments permitted by society. The Mar quis teeiing entirely reinsured, and hav ing perfect confidence, made Le Roy his friend and confidant. While the old nobleman was misled, the young people, nevertheless, had understood each other, and in all respects Olympia assisted her lover in his scheme. Thus Le Roy wis enabled to pass ev ery evening at the hotel of the Marquis and, in order to humor the nobleman, became a devoted gambler. In one month he had lost two months' pa- and till he could borrow. Olympia had advised him to play in order to ingratiate him with her father. She lent him gold which he lost, and the jUore he lost the more fond the old Marquis became, for he knew of no emotion save in play, no happiness except- that which he derived from gain . At length the luck turned in favor of Le Roy night after night he won. The Marquis was devoted to houillotte ; this game he had taught Stephen, who, al though indifferent to its merits, never theless expressed admiration for the ame. One evening Le Roy came half an hour earlier to the hotel than was his custom. On this occasion he brought with him the sum of fifty louls. It was the only money Olympia had still in her possession. Le Roy was without means, and was obliged to yield to cir cumstances, as failure to play would have- called forth the ill-will of the Mar quis and deprived them of the meeting. "This Is all that remains, " said Olympia sadly. "Should I lose it, this lift; of decep tion must end,'1 responded Le Roy. "I will then go to the Marquis and re quest your hand in marriage.11 "And if refused?"' replied the young girl. "Then I will blow out my brains,'1 was the quiet rejoinder. Olympia shuddered at the words, for she well knew that LeRoy would keep his vow faithfully. "There is happiness in life," she murmured. "Yes, there is happiness in life if that life be shared by you," he responded. ' 'Rut deprived of that hope; I refuse to live." "And death! Have you no fear of death?" ' 'No, Olympia," he replied, thought fully. "I do not fear. I believe in a great power. We of this world are forced into life, not of our own free will, but through the will of others. This existence, with its suffering, its hopes and fears, is our punishment ; its disappointments our curse. This is the life of the flesh, that which is corrup tion: beyond lies the life of the soul." "Rut what may the sotd not suffer in the hereafter? What may it not en dure?" "Nothing except it be happiness," responded Le Roy. "Our misery is here, our peace is beyond the grave." "And the grave?"' inquired the girl with a shudder: "the grave?1 "Is what we mortals most dread, be cause it possesses horror. The here after is an unknown land, but let us forget this for the present. Whether I lo.se or win, this night 1 am determined to speak. We have too long yielded to deception. Let the. issue be what it' will, I am reolved to solve it : if happi ness is to be ours, we. will thank heaven for the boon; if not, we will say fare well." At this instant the Marquis Foscarini entered the room, and Le Roy accom panied him to the table, where they seated themselves to play, others being assembled. At the gaming-table there was a Paris banker, a captain of an English veM', and two planters from Havana, all absorbed in the chances of the game. Le Roy commenced by throwing down ten louis, then ten more, and so on until he lost all. As he pushed the money aside he shivered, and his head sank upon his breast. Foscarini laid his hand upon his arm. "Why, what is the matter, Le Roy?" he said , in surprise. "Nothing," responded the young ofiicer, as he once more placed ten louis upon the board. This lime he gained one. hundred: gradually the sum in creased and doubled. The banker won i:i(.),O0i) francs, the captain :0,UO(), and the planters l:O,(00. It was the Mar quis Foscarini who had lost all this money. Much excited the gamesters drank together, and then promised to meet again in a few hours. At the .solicitation of Olympia, LeRoy postponed speaking t her father, whoso loss had been very great . The meeting of the party again took place, as arranged, and Foscarini lost all he possessed in the world his palaces in Florence, and Naples, his villas at the foot of Vesuvius and in the neighborhood of Rome there remained not a vestige of his large fortune. He was ruined . Through the closed shut ters and crimson curtain the day was piercing, and made the dying candle look still more pale. Of these .six gamblers, four resembled statues. The immense losses of their host amazed them , although accustomed as they were to loss a.s a result of gaming. Two men alone among them seemed to retain their sclf-pofwssiou, and they were IeRoy and Foscarini. The latter, was earching his pockets in the vain hope of rinding .something to stake, but not even his watch remained. His countenance was terrible to behold. "Gentlemen," he at length said, "all I once had is now yours, and you can with authority bid me quit this house, which is no longer mine.1 "Marquis!" exclaimed LeRo-. ' 'Nay, listen to me," exclaimed Fos carini , addressing LeRoy. 1 ' You once loved my daughter, ami I refused you her hand.1 "You did." "Do you love her still?" "Yes, fervently.'1 "Again, 1 repeat, are you sure that you love her a.s you once professed?" "I do." "What say you, then, to play f oi lier?" At these, terrible words all the game sters arose, but were incapable of speak ing, so great was their excitement. In gesture they implored Le Roy to refuse. ' ' Did you hear me?" implored Fosca rini ; ' ' Will you play for the. possession of my daughter?" "Will you not accept me as your son-in-law, Monsieur le Marquis? If so, J beg to restore to you all that chance has nven, and that you have lost through me." "1 refuse most positively," respond ed the Marquis. "Then 1 accept your proposition," replied Le Roy, coldly; "now listen to mine." All present expressed horror at such an arrangement. Foscarini returned their gaze with one of sovereign con tempt and indifference. Then turning to Le Roy, he said : ' ' Re it as you wish ." "I play for your daughter," replied the young ofiicer, "against all I possess in the world my name, my person and my honor." "It is well," responded the Marquis, as he speedily threw three cards on the table. They were three aces. Le Roy also threw three cards; they were three tens, lie drew a fourth card, it was a ten. He had won. All arose, desiring to depart. As they saluted the Marquis they saw that he was weeping. The loss of his child and his millions has reduced him to a state of wretchedness beyond even the misery of mendicity. Le Roy approached the Marquis. For an instant he paused. "Monsieur le Marquis," he said, at length, "this has been a horrible dream; you have lost nothing and gained nothing." "What do you mean?'1 inquired Fos carini. ' ' You say L have lost nothing. Ask those who leave this house laden with my gold if I have lost nothing. Oh, no, my tears and emotions are naught to mi." Thus speaking he passed from the room, ami no one attempted to prevent his so doing, and .soon Lc Roy found himself alone in the apartment. The officer "was about to depart when Foscarini suddenly re-entered the apart ment, accompanied by Olympia. "Monsieur," he said, addressing Le Roy, "1 am aware of my position, but even now I tell vou that you cannot be mv son-in-law. Whv demanded Le Rov 1 have now not only the right of her pref erence and my own, but the right of honor a debt of honor on your part." "And yet I say it cannot be. You, althoughan ofiicer in the army, are of humble birth you are not noble. Olympia cannot be your wife, at least, not while I live. Your wife she cannot be, your mistress she shall not become. Nevertheless, as you say, in point of honor he belongs to you, yet while 1 hold my claim 1 still have .something to gamble for and we have not done with each other." These horrid words chilled his listen er to the soul. Having spoken, the Marquis locked the door and placed the key in his pocket . "And now for my revenge,1 he con tinued, drawing two pistols from his pocket. "You see they arc both alike, and both unloaded. I will load one of them. Olympia shall, while our backs are turned, place them both on the table. You shall then choose, and we will fire at. the same, moment. Should I kill you my daughter returns with me to Italy. If you, on the contrary, kill me, Olympia is at liberty to give you her hand. She will care but little that you will have been the assassin of her father." Le Roy would have spoken or left the house, but reading his design, the Mar quis anticipated him. " If you take the step," he exclaim ed, ' 'or utter one word, 1 will tire upon you, and then upon Olympia." At these words the young girl uttered a wild cry and fell fainting at his feet. "Have vou no mercy?" inquired Le Roy. "None,1 responded Foscarini. "Since I must act J will do so.1.1 Heat once mingled the pistols, his back be ing turned from Le Roy. The young ofiicer, obedient to the order of the Marquis, selected a pistol. Attaching them to the corner of a handkerchief they fired at the same instant. Le Roy had won; but Olympia Fosca rini lay dead beside her father. From the French . Tiiky don't ask a woman in Wiscon sin to teach school for any 62 per week. They oiler her 61.25, and if she refuses thev nail the door up and hang out a sign of "noa skule hear." The Cultivation of Silk in This Country. Silk-growing in the Tinted States has been sporadic in its character, yet tine specimens of silk have been produced by almost every one who has experi mented with silkworms. In time, there is no reason to doubt, this industry will become a prominent one, though here tofore silk-weavers have imported the raw silk from .Japan or other places where the cost of labor has been at the minimum. Nearly one hundred and thirty years ago, or in 1717, the Gov ernor of Connecticut won: the first coat and stockings made of silk raised in that province; and three years later his (laughter wore the tir.st silk dress of home manufacture. In 17.V, Mrs. Pinckney took to England enough silk, raised by herself, to make three silk dresses. One of these was presented to the. princess dowager of Wales; another was given to the famous Lord Chester field; and the third, now in the posses sion of Mrs. Horrv, the daughter of Mrs. 1'inckney, is remarkable for its beauty, firmness and .strength, accord ing to Dr. Ram.sey in his History of South Carolina. This Mrs. I Muck ney, the mother of Charles Cotesworth 1'inckney, was Eliza Lucas, the daugh ter of the Governor of Antigua. At eighteen she had charge of a cotton plantation in South Carolina; he also experimented successfully with the cul ture of indigo. In 17oS, Mr. Styles, the President of Yale College, began experiments in silk-culture, and was one of the most earnest advocates of this industry for the colonies. His manuscript journal re lating his experience is still preserved in the library of Yale College. In 1 7t?.s 5 at the commencement ceremonies, he wore a gown made of Connecticut .silk. Mr. William Mollineau of Roston was another promoter of this industry, and in 1770 was given a lease, free of rent for seven years, of the public silk factory to aid in employing the poor in spinning, dyeing and weaving silk. Susannah Wright of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was another. In the same year she received a premium for a piece of " mantua " sixty yards in length, made from silk of her own rais ing. A court tires-; for the Queen of England was made from it, and samples are still preserved in a manuscript copy of Watson's Annate of Pennsylvania and Piiladeliiia , which is in the collection of the Philadelphia Library Company. Si jili )ubi r JJjijiinroll's . A New Instrument of Destruction. A terribly destructive shell is one of the inventions described at great length in the foreign scientific journals, in brief, it is a hollow cast-iron cylinder, having a small receptacle turned in its base for half a grain of rille lire-grain powder as a bursting charge, contained in a shallow bag. A thin di.sk of iron screws into the cylinder and covers the bursting charge, having an aperture in its center, through which trains of quick-match are laid, forming instanta neous communication between the charge chamber and the flame from the fuse, upon the ignition of the composi tion of the latter. The half of the shell nearest the base is considerably stouter in its subtauce than the. upper half, and ju.st admits of six magnesium starlights being placed upright within it, upon the disk covering the powder chamber, so as to leave a small space in the center of the circle formed by them, exactly over the hole in the disk. The lights are composed of nitrate of banta, chlorate of potash, magnesium powder, and boiled oil, and are con tained in paper cylinders having a small quantity of damp powder at either end: to insure ignition they are surrounded with bands of quick-match. They are calculated to burn for fourteen seconds. The upper half of the shell has seven signal starlights within it, placed up right on those below; their ingredients are niter, sulphur, orpiment , and mag nesium powder slightly coated with paraffin. .- Hi: was such a nice looking young man, and, it being Sunday evening, too, the waiter girls at the hotel decid ed among themselves that he would not touch the dish of raw onions placed at his left hand. He did hesitate, but only for a moment. Piece afterpiece was lifted to his mouth and disposed of, and he lifted the last one, shook the vinegar oil", carefully wrapped it in his silk handkerchief, and they heard him soliloquize: "I believe that Gertrude loves me. She acts as if she did, and actions speak louder than words. To night I shall test her love. If I am the cherished of her heart she will not re fuse to taste of this onion, so that my breath shall not be perceivable. If she is cold and fickle 1 will rush from her father's mansion and neer love again!" Free Pass. WIT AND WISDOM. RiJAfTiFi'i. Stouv Rurning build ing:, female seminary: crashing tim bers; one child missing; a yellow-hair-ed girl rushes from the crowd; rescues child; excites the admiration of a Cap tain in the French army; marries Cap tain: yellow-haired girl Madame Me Mahon : Captain now Marshal of France and President of the Republic. Lovely! "Sik," said a tierce lawyer, "do you, on your solemn oath, swear that this is not your handwriting?1 "I reckon not," was the cool replv. "Does it resemble your writing?" "Yes, sir, I think it don't." "Do .you swear that it don't resemble vour writing?" "Well, I do, old heat.' "You take your solemn oath that this writing does not resemble yours in a single letter?1 "Y-e-es, sir.1 "Now, how do you know?" "'Cause I can't write." Ykstkkday morning a Harrison Ave nue man who had started out to attend the funeral of a neighbor returned to the house and asked his wife where the whetstone was. "Whetstone? What in mercy's name do you want of a whet stone at a funeral?" she exclaimed. "Oh, I've been there before, and T know they'll fool around and fool around, and T might as well get a good edge on my knife while they're wait ing!" Detroit Fire Press. A mixistki:, newly settled in one of the "waste places," was walking in the village cemetery, one day, when heaw one of his parishioners standing by the ' ' family lot ."' ' 'Are these the graves of your children?" he asked. "Yes,' said the man. looking about , "Here is Tom; there is Rill: this is Mary: that's the baby:" and then, pointing content edlv to a comer gav with flowers, ' 'There lays the old woman, all blowed out!" This is a true .story. Dostoii f Untie . Iln was strolling around town while the boat was taking on freight, and coining along to where four or live men sat under an awning, he held out his hand to each in turn, and remarked: "Shake, stranger. Although I've stood where shot fell around me like raindrops in a shower, I want reconciliation genuine peace." "What battles were .you in?" inquired one of the men, after awhile. "I wasn't in any, mister," soberly replied the stranger, "it was in the shot-tower at St. Louis where the shot came so fast ." And the crowd went over after soda-water. Yv'Usbnrij Herald. A Novel Diagnosis. One of the partners of a prominent business-linn of Chariest on, South Caro lina, gives the following account of his experience as a patient of the late Dr. Gray of New York, lie had been treat ed by the best physicians of the South for heart disease, of which they assured him he was liable to drop dead at any moment. He believed this, and by their advice had avoided all undue ex citement for several years. He had night-sweats, palpitation of the heart, and other symptoms of the. disease, when, being once at his father's house in New York, he was persuaded to con sult Dr. Gray, which he did with no shadow of hope, but simply to satisfy his father. He found the doctor very busy with patients, and had to wait a long time before his turn came to lw .shown into the consultation-room. "Well, .sir, what is the matter with youV were the doctor's first words. "I have disease of the heart," an swered the gentleman, laconically, not much liking the bluff manner of the doctor. Upon this he was placed standing with his head and heels against the wall, while the doctor applied the steth oscope very carefully, and then vigor ously pounded the patient's chet for some time: and as he was released from the wall and turned to go ne was fur ther treated to a severe blow right be tween the .shoulders. This was more than the young man could well bear, and he turned, furious with anger and ready to return the blow. The doctor warded him off with his arm, saying good-naturedly, "It is all right , my dear sir. 1 find you have no heart disease. If you had had, that blow would have killed you." Of course there was nothing to do but to take this extraordinary treatment in good part, but the patient left with very unpleasant feelings toward the great homo-'pathist. From that day, how ever, all symptoms of heart disease vanished, and it is now the opinion of the gentleman that his symptoms were mostl- created by his long-dwelling up on what he believed to be his critical condition . September LipjrincolVs. Thk New York Times thinks there can be as little doubt as there is of any thing not actually proved that the mis creant Forrester is himself the murderer of Nathan.