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WIk-ip close tlii curviiiK monutaine drew
To cla.) tli' stream in Uieir enibraro,
Yf 1th every outline, enrvt, and lint
lltfl'i t- '1 in ita I'laeid face,
The plowman atopped hi. .mi to watch
The train, a. awitt it thundered by ;
Home lirtnt glimpse of life to catch,
He ntiaitib bin eajfi i, wistful eye.
Tho rooming frenlmeaa lies on hhn,
Just wakened from hi balmy dream. ;
The traveler, beg.-itned and dim,
Think longingly of mountain stream.
Oh, for the Joyous mountain air,
Vb li- h, delightful autuDin flay
AnioiiT the bill ! Tlie plowman thore
Must ham perpetual h i: lay !
And be, at all day lung he guides
His ateady plow, with patient hand)
Tliinkn of the Uyhig train that glidoa
Into tKime new, enchanted land.
Where, day by day, no plodding round
Wearie the iY.i'uc and dulls the mind -Where
life thrills keoq to eight and uouud,
With plow and lurrofs left behind.
Even so, to each, tho I u'rn 1 nays
Of life are toucl.ed by fancy's glow,
That evor sheds ita brightest rays
Upon the path we do not know !
Agma M. Matlurr, in SotautnTtCrnl wy.
Lilian Whituy lookel out into tho
g.ith.iiig twilight, her fair Lea, with
the nut brown curls clinging about if,
brought out iu -i rtliu : n in f by a
background of vivid blush rose?.
Tho loro light shone an! glowtd in
Linn's wondrous gray eyes, and a faint
stiile of perfect peace anil happiness
curved tho corners of the proud, almost
And bow could the be otherwise than
perfectly liapi y this i vcnir.g ' Was she
not expecting her lover uoble, hand
some 1'VauL Carh t u? O ily a week ago
he had poured into her curs the story of
Lis love, anil ha '. a:!-.eJ her to be his
And she she did not clearly rem em
ber what antwer sin gave; sho only
know that she was Mled with a joy and
happiveas that was aimoit paia at tintos.
And sho BuiUed softly and blnohed, as
' bhe looked ut the diamond ring, which
ghTiined in tbo tiinbr lich pi the
glorious Juno moon, just grandly rising
behind the fir-oil purple hills.
Tlie faint and plaintive cry of the
whippoorwill was borfla to her ears on
the breezes scented with June ro9s. A
dreamy look came into Lilian's eyes as
ubo fclow.lv repeated a few lines Frank
Curlotou had read to her a fo days
"Arid W'Iib' it ho lure ah a da. Id June?
Then it i vi r, rinie th rtect U as
TIipii iliiiMii tries ! lie earth II It be 1U tana,
And over U snftly her wann ear !a' 8.
. . 1
"Kmc ill heart in no lull that a drol'ovciflll. it
We an' ha Kg now breaiiHn Ond will it."
"Its" murmed L'ilin,"Iam happy
now becauso God has willed thai Fruuk
Carleon should moot me nnd usk me ;o
become biawife. What huvo I evor
done, I woatler, that such a grand, no
tiie man abouht Iovo me V" And a rich,
nappy bluth, rivitllingn color the blush
of the Juno roses, camt over her del;
The love-light in her eyes became
brighter, tbo blush on her cheek deep
ened, for she heard a foot-step which
he could mver mi-take. With a flut
tering heart Lilian t-hrauk back among
the roue-bushes, thinking fondly that
Frank would soon find ber.
But Frank (,'arletoa was not alone
for a woman tall and graceful in form,
dressed in sombre black was walking
beside him. Lilitn peered out at them
with a wild, jealous pang at ber heart,
The t-trant() woman's beautiful face
gleamed white at marble in tho 'moon
lip.ht. Hark I Frank was speaking, and Li
Han t rained her ears to hear. What a
look of love and devotion there was on
his face as he bent over her I Lilian
clenched her hands, arid hor lips grew
white and rigid.
"Dear Mind," ho said, softly nnd
tenderly, " you can never guess bow
Tory, very thankful I am that that man
is deal, N)W yo;i nro froo, and noth
ing shall part us again."
"Noinbi Frank V" she said, looking
up at him ; and Lilian conld see tbo
passionate lovo shining in hor eyes.
"Not evon your marringo with this
beautiful Misr Whitney?"
"Surely not," he answered, almost
reproachfully. " Why should it ? ' Aud
then they passod on.
With a low moan Lilian fell prono
among tho rose buithes. A rose which
she had pluchod stung her hand cruelly
with its sharp thorn, but sho scarcely
heeded it; tho thotn in hor heart was
too tcnibly real for that. Tho Jt.no
ruses bent low over her, nnd the dew
drops foil softly from them, like tearu
upon her white, nptnrned face ; but
still flho lay thoro.
And this was tho mau sho loved?
This was the man whom she had thought
so grandly noble - this man who, she
donbted not, hBd deliberately intended
to wroug her.
Lilian Old not stop to reaaon-did not
stop to argue that thero might be a
mistake, that deceit aud falsehood had
ever b en foreign to Frank Oarleton's
nature. Sho was too madly jealous and
wounded for that.
And so tho next day Frank received a
small pnokag-a few booka, somo old
love letters, nnd a diamond ring. There
was ro note of explanation, but he I
knew who had nt them.
I) -i raged and astonished, he immedi- I
aUdy sought Lilian for an explanation ;
but the setvant jibo answered his im
patient ring said that sho wae "not at
A week later, Frank Oarleton started
for tho West; and so these two lives,
that have been all in all to each other,
drifted fr.r'her and farther apart.
Five years later. It was the evening
of Mrs. Roderick Forrest's ball, and
tho best society of Melville wae there.
Lilian Whitney leaned back in tho om
brasure of one of the windows, and
hidden by the flowing draperies of the
curtains, watched with dreamy half
closed eyes tho bright, merry throBR in
the ball room. 11 or beanty was more
fjtiiitutUc than it had been five years
ago, and the proud look on her face had
softened into more tender, more wo
manly curves. She was decidedly the
belle of tho evening, and it wai only
by much skillful mticceuvering that she
had been able to gain this quiet retreat
for a few moments.
All nt once sho .caught her breath
with a sudden gasp of pain, and placing
her hand on her heart to stop its wild
beating, leaned forward and peered
Yes, it was surely Frank Carleton
she saw, though ho was very mncL
changed. Tall and straight and bron.od,
with heavy mustache and beard, he
looked at least ten years older, and cer
tainly a great deal mote handsomo aud
manly than he had looked five years
"How noblo he looks 1" Lilian
thought, with a sndden thrill. "Oh,
how conld I misjudge him Bo by my
ilaik suspicions? And now I have lot
him forever 1" And tho hot tears of
bitter anguish and remoree (tickled be
tween her daintily gloved lingers.
The curtains patted, and Mrs. Roder
ick Forrest and Frank Carleton stood
"Lillie, love, 3 on thought you would
outwit ns this time, but you see you
have failed, fori knew Where you were
all the time. Allow me to present
why, child, are you ill?"
For, while and trembling, our hero
ine had sunk down, looking like a
broken lily. Sho had thought (die
could bear the mooting firmly and
calmly, but her strength failed her at
the last moment.
When, a few minutes later, she
opened her eyes, she found
Frank C'arleton's arms were about
her, and that he was showering kiBses
on her face. For a moment she felt as
if she could die for very happiness.
"Ftank," bhe whispered, "oh, Frank I
Can j ou forgive me after I have wronged
you bo deeply?'
"Hush," he said ; "hush, ray darling I
I have nothing to forgive 1"
"Sho has told me all," she went on,
"your sister Maud ; how you hove loved
her, and how much you have helped
her, while her miserable drunken hus
band was alive. And oh, Frank ! I mis
jndged you so cruelly 1 I did not know
she was your sister !"
"Of course yon did not," ho said, ten
dorly. "Has not your mistake made us
miserable for flvo long years ? Do not
mention it again, my darling," and ho
stopped her lips with a kiss.
.n frtseated Uystcr.
In these days of sham wonders and
bogus miracles it is refreshing to come
across somo genuine and undeniable
marvel, violet-like waiting for recogni
tiou by the wayside. At tho Bay State
Oyster Saloon, on Stockton street, San
Francisco, any one who desires can
inspect a veritable curiosity without
any side show extortion whatever.
This is no loss thnn an educated oyster,
which has reached already a high water
mark of bivalvular erudition. When
spoken to by tho nffablo "opener" of
the establishment, the oyster slowly
rocka his way across the counter to be
fed, and opons aud snaps its shells, in
time with any air tht may be whistled,
It also counts ns high an ten, and snaps
its shell" in accordance with the number
of fingers hold up in front of it by its
master, thus proving that oysters have
sight or somo sense closely akin to that
faculty. Arm FVanWWtf rott.
A Wise Hera.
Tho horse lives In Wilmington, Dela
ware, and tho Star of that city tells this
story of brute intelligence : A few Sun
days ago he was running loose on the
streets and paaaed in tho neighbor
hood of n certain drug Rtore, where the
proptietor notieod that he had a severe
sore on his back and several less serious
eruptions on ono of his shoulders
whorepon he put a suitable plaster on
each of the wounds. Tho animal then
went off and ho inw no more of him
nntil the noxt Sunday, when he again
went to the door of the establish
ment, where ho remained until his
wounds were again dressed, and since
then ho lias regularly appeared every
Bnnday at the door of,' tho drug atore
to have the plasters pnt upon his back
and shoulders, nnd the proprietor kindly
accommodated him. It is supposed
that his ownor keeps him busy all the
week and turns him loote on Snndajs.
M I NIS OP HOKKOK.
Hrirl- limiting I rMriili .like Mlrhltltn
I mi -i Flies u. Ki Intra k; I Wit
Few stories can bo moro heart-ron-ding
than the accouut of the terrible
sufferings caused by the conflagration
in Michigan as given to the Chicago
MsT-doMM reporter recently by Mrs.
D. W. Gardner, of Vassar, Mich. Mrs.
Gardner is a splendid specimen of the
lypical country housewife of America.
She has proved herself a heroine of no
small caliber, and she told her story
wih characteristic modesty, big tturs
of genuine sympathy with the sufferers
the meanwhile tolling down her
The flames of the fearful fire woro ad
vancing rapidly toward Vassar. Already
twelve houses and thirteen barns on the
outbkirt8 of the town, stacked with
gra'n, had become their prey, when the
mobt terrible tale of suffering reached
Vassar. Several gentlemen at once
determined to start out for the purpose
of affording relief to the sufferers.
Mrs. Gardner heard of this, and, with a
lady friend, insisted upon joiuiug the
party, a band of sturdy fellow s going
forward battling the fl.tmcs a:id clear
ing the path of red hot ashet to make
way for the horses. Tho two biave
ladies thought, and with good reason,
that their presence was due to tho
members of their own sex and to the
children who had fallen victims to the
difaster. Seven miles from tho village
of Vassar the party came upon eightten
persons nine women, five men, and
four children who had taken refugo in
a well. They were all more or less
nude, their flebh was charred and
bleeding, and their eyesight was nearly
gone in fact, several of them wore
temporal ily blind. Yet, notwithstan
ding all this, '.they wore using heroic
efforts to throw water up to a crowd of
scorching and dying men, women and
children, who were flocking around the
well, in tho hopo of either being aMe
to hide themselves therein or to assuage
their burning thirst, and mollify their
sufferings by some of its contents. The
whole party of these poor wretches were
immediately .aken back to Vassar
where they were carad for for live dajs
by a local relief committee aud the
landlord of the Central Hotel, in which
they were lodged.
Mrs. Gardner and hor party then sot
out f gain , going twenty-five miles north,
their toad lying through a vast tract of
red-hot allies-which seemed almost
boundless scattered thickly with tho
charred bodies of the dead and dying.
To the latter all available necessaries
were freely distributed, but only a fow
of them lived long enough to realize
the benefit. A group of thirty women
and children dying from bums, hunger
and exhaustion wero come upon. Not
nfowofthe poor mothers wore bereft of
their reason, and were shriekingtorrbly,
declaring that the end of the world had
come an expression, in fact, which
was shared by thousands of others.
But this was not the most awful
sight. At a littlo distance further on
wai a still larger group of women and
children. Many of the former were
prematurelj undergoing tho pangH of
matornity, while many had just given
birth to children, only to see tho latter
fall a prey to the flames, and they them
selves to die in torments indescribable.
It was to such as these that the services
of Mrs. Gardner and her sister heroino
wore most acceptable. It was this very
class of sufferers that they braved such
dangi rs to roach. No words of com
mendation can bo too strong in speak
ing of the bravery and self-sacrifice of
these two courageous women.
On tho borders of Sanilac and Tuscola
counties a heartrending scono was wit
nessed. A father, seeing that the flames
wero making toward his home and that
its destruction was inevitable, had taken
is seven children, stood them upright
in a trench, covered thorn up to the neck
with sods, and placed wooden boxes
covered with sods over the heads of tho
littlo onoa. By theso means he saved
three of them intact ; ono other wa
found alive, but it had bocome a raving
mauiao through fright ; and three
others had been literally roaster! alive
in their living tomb, Another father
tndeavorod to attempt the samo expe
dient, but too late. Tho (lames over
took him and burnt him and his five
little ones to cinders boforo ho had
completed his task. Iu tho district of
Cass City people turned out in bodies
and ploughed tho fields, and by hiding
their friends and families in tho furrows
saved hundreds of lives,
Tho town of Bad Axe presented a
terrible scene of destruction to Mrs.
Gardner and her companions. With
the exception of the jail andf three
houses it was a mass of smoldering
ruins. Three hundred and fifty persons
had taken refugo in the jail aud. feared
to leavo it. Others wero butr'Jy em
ployed in collecting and burying the
Mrs. liardtior is a tall, ha V
man of about forty, with ttbjfl 'dunce of
jet black hair. Naturally is of a
very strong constitution, buwu,,. terri
ble ordeal she has lately pRsseaiirough
has left her a nervous wreck
run ray. vxm stx.
i e-! Koie.
Scarlet poloLaisea, to be worn over
black tkins, are shown by Paru dress
Plush costumes trimmed with leather
work ax among the now things talked
White caabcerc morning wrappers
there are with hand-painted borders,
011 ffs and collars.
, A pretty stjlo in bedroom furniture
are the white-w.oti suits with panels of
birdseye maple and brass trimmings.
Winter cloak'; are most of them long
and in peliise s'.yle, with linings of fur,
plush or gay-ce.lored satin merveil eux.
Spider .s and their webs form tho do
higus embroidrtt.il on tho flounces of
some of the Palis jowns. Gold thread
is the material usually employed for
this work, but eometimes silk is used
NVm. ax i v H - lor Woinru.
Ioira has thit'eeu lady candidates for
superintendent!- o: schools.
Queen Victoria's maids of honor aver
age about fifty years of age.
In the ci'y o! New York 4,000 of tho
dram shops ae kott by women.
The now crown princess of Sweden
has a hundred pairs of gloves -number
six and throe-barters!
A New York uo leste is constructing
an .H,0()0 trousi.eau tor a Fifth avenue
Ellen Neilsou, s-iinstor, hmged her
self in Philadelphia because sho had
failed to secure x husband to support
her in he:- old age.
Mis j Margaret Hicks is paid to be
the lirot lady who has adopto 1 the pro
fession of arahlttic'ure. Sho was grad
uated recently from the course in archi
tecture at Cornell University.
Evo's daughters contrive to have their
revengo on tho snako iu a hundred
ways. For years they havo made braco
fets aud girdle of uim, and now they
have him twit ed into tho letters of
their name- and wei r him for a lace pin.
Lending miibnerv windows display a
startling hat of seirlet felt, trimmed
with dtirk red velvet or plush, aud the
plumage of a brilliant looking tropical
bird. This hat is modelled somewhat
after tho shape of the "smuggler's"
hat worn lat.t seosr.u.
The following mi'toos era suggested
as excellent for tea-table cloths : "Trust
begets truth," ' Try before you tread,"
"It is better to ha.e a hen to-morrow
than an egg to day," "Better half a loaf
than no bread," "Enough is as good as
a feast," "A penny saved is a penny
got," "Crumb not your bread btfore
you taste your porridge."
f..:.-'.i: : A i.iuIi'n Pinter Tip.,
A Clara Belle Boyd in a New York let
ter, describes a visit to a "manicure,"
as follows :
When my time came I sat in a row
with live other ladies, all in the easiest
of arm chairs, and with damask napkins
in our laps. Finger-bowls of stained
glasjion plates of painted French china,
filled -with. tepid water perfumed and
Containing nu acid to soften the skin,
were given us, and solemnly we sut and
aked oti" fingers for fifteen minutes,
At th: en-' of that time an "operator"
on a low stool seated herself boforo me,
dried one hand, posed it on a pink satin
cushion, and with a fiuo steel instru
ment quickly scraped away all tho soft
skin around tho nail, then she filed
it into a point at t!to top and clipped
tho sides with sharp scl-sors, then sho
rnbbod it red salve over it ; wiped it off
and proceeded to polish withthediamond
powder, using the palm of her hand,
until the nail fairly glittered, and finally
warm w.i'er.castile soap.and c soft brush
left it clean, smooth and shining. The
process was repeated on ovory finger
and in half an hour, for tho sum of
81.50, was flnishod, and the result wan
ten pink und brilliant weapons of do
fense so sharp and pointed as to sug
gest tho advantages of peace. The
fashion of wearing these long and
pointed nails bus become so exaggera
ted that it necossitats long-flngered
gloves, and extreme care to) prevent
their breaking off.
Sir Robert Lloyd-Lindbay in an Eng
lish magazine articlo says : A small,
well-trained body of 50 men, placed
under cover, can easily firo 3,000 shots
in a quarter of au hour, (each man firing
at the rate of four shots per minute,)
and can place evory shot at 800 yards
into a spaoe no larger than an ordinary
Bized room. At this rato a battalion of
800 raon could in half an hour pour
80,000 or 00,000 bullets into an tnomy
advancing ngaiust them, thus producing
a shower of lead under which no troops
could stand, much less advance.
A story of heroism comos to us from
the English stesmer Edgar on a recent
trip from tho Sanegal. Tho entire
crew, except the captain and his wife,
and tho mute, were stricken with sick
noss so that they could tako no part in
fhe navigation of tho vessel. Tho cap
tain snggeited to bin wife o tako the
post of " tho man at the wheel," while
he himself und mate noted as cuginner
and fireman. Tho threo brought the
vessel safe from the west const of Afries
to the European continent.
To copyright a play in England it
mniit first be- produced in that country
and its author must be a denizen of
Tho word tobacco is from the Indian
tobaoo, the tube used by the Indiaus
for inhaling the smoke, which by them
Is called petnnier cohiba.
Handkerchiefs wrought and edged
with gold ued to be worn in England
by gentlemen, in their ha' s, as favors
for young ladiea.
Tho Indian head h placed on the
American cent as being typical of
America, the Indians being the first
known inhabitants of the continent.
John Bull doesn't like Secretary
Blaine's lot tor on the Panama Canal
question. Nevertheless. Mr. Blaine
voiced tho sentiments of the '! universal
Taiikee nation" when he wr ite it.
A water spout is supposed to be
caused by tho passage of waac would Ite
called by the passage of what would be
called a whirlwind on laud. Water is
drawn up instead of dust and debris.
It is rumored that Edison is in renting
a talking machine, and excited women
all over the Eastern coast are shaking
their flagers at him and tolling him
they will brook no rival. Ho is tread
ing on dangerous ground.
Tho five Philadelphia boys who left
that ci'y to go West and fight the In
ouns trudged along for five miles, and
then concluded to return. Had they
persis.ed in their determination tho
consequences would have been dread
A Philadelphia washerwoman who
held twelve shares in ono of the build
ing associations of that city has just re
ceived $3,450 as the result of hor savings
during nine years and six months. She
had paid in $1,333 in her monthly dnes,
ank was so punctual in her attendance
that her accounts wero clear of fines
when tho association finally wound up.
History of the Tomato.
A good many years ego a fcamp who
had recently arrived from the Bermuda
Islands was sent to tho York county (Pa.)
jail for some offence committed against
the laws of the commonwealth. He had
with him a few seeds which ho planted
iu the rich soil of the jil yard. Before
tho plauts which sprang from the seed
reached maturity he was discharged,
and no ono knew the name or naturo of
them. Thoy grew luxuriantly, bearing
fruit of a largo size and uuusual appear
ance. As this strange fruit ripened, its
color changed from green to a brilliant
red, and becamo an object of wonder
and admiration to all the iumates of the
jail. Mrs. Klinefelter, the lady keeper,
eautioued all the prisoners against eat
ing any of the fruit, as she was sure it
was poisonous, and besides that, she had
promised the man who had plauted tho
seel that sho would endeavor to pre
serve specimens of it for him should he
return in time."
Just when tho fruit was fully matured
the Bermuda prisouer revisited the jail
and asked to see tho plant. This re
quest granted, he next calb. d for pep.
per, salt and vinegar, and to the horror
of the good lady, commenced to eat of
tho supposed poisonous fruit with ti
relish that astonished the bobohles.
After enjoying the strange repast, he
informed Mrs. K. that tho fruit or veg
etable was tho tomato or lovo apple,
and it would bo found wholesome and
nutritious. The seeds of the remaining
tomatoes wero carefully preserved and
distributed among the friends and
neighbors of the lady, and thus this
now popular ccculont was introduced
into the ancient and goodly borough of
York. For many yoars thereafter it was
cultivated as an ornament rather than
for table use, but by degrees its merits
began to bo moro fully understood and
appreciated, and there, as elsewhere, it
grew into general public favor.
Illi- Eyesight of Header-.
A writer calls attention to the danger
which readers run of injuring their eye
sight by the nso of a bid light. He
remarks that engravers, watchmakers
aud others, who use tho eyes constantly
in their work, tako extra care to pre
serve thorn by getUng the best possible
ligrt by day, and using the boat artifi
cial light at, night. Tho great army of
readers are careless, aud hav(j, sooner
or later, to pay the ponalty of their
carelessness by giving up night work
entirely, and sometimes reading, ex
oept at short intervals, and under the
host conditions. All departures from
common type, making the matter more
difficult to take In, increase the danger.
Tho magnitude of the physical labor of
reading is not appreciated. A book of
500 pages, forty lines to tho page, and
fifty letters to tho line, contains 1,000,
000 letters, all of which the cyo has to
take in, identify and combine each with
its uelghbor. Yot many a reader will
go through snob a book in a day. The
task is one ho would shrink from if h.
should stop to raoasuro beforehand,
The best positions nnd tho best lights
clear type, plain inks, with the best
paper of yollowish tlufs, and abundant
spneo between the linos, afford tho best
safeguards against harm.
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Pictures of Ufa in Mexico.
Tho dense population that is presfed
together in the valley of Mexico, aud
tho couutry-hko character peculiar to
many parts of tho ot-ital, a correspon
dent says, brings always crowds of boor
ish people into Mexico's thoronjgh
fares. Indians of pure blood, lool
like disfigured gvpiies, are constantly
seen roving abont. Husband, wife and
child are trotting the same slow pace,
stooping to the very grontid and fre
quently carrying heavy loads, or tho
straw mattressos on which they have
passed tho previous night, on their way
to the city. Passing the fiont of tome
anciant church or a decaying convent,
wo seo the grades crowded witli ugly
looking Indian women nutting their
dirty little urchins. Iu the shade of
some building wo see. a happy family
sharing tho frugal meal, consisting of
'tortillas" (a cake baked of Indian
con:) and somo fruits ; now and then
they may evon beseeu indulging in the
luxury of "trijolas" (roed beaUa,jr the
national dish of the Mexican ; not
very far from the happy "at home" we
notico a crowd of shabby-looking young
men lying on tho ground smoking and
gambling at cards ; the monotony of
the play is now and then interrupted by
wild curses or a blow at bim who has
been found guilty of cheating his
Indians und Mesiizzo.'t, tho broad
brimmed sombrero on their dust-eover-od
heads, are leaning against the walls
of some "fouda" (inn) ; they are shep
herds or muleteers, who have brought
cattlo aud goods from tho interior aud
wno are now gazing at all the splendors
of the capital and beholding tho won
ders of tbom. They aro daring look
ing fellows, clad in dirty linen clothiiig
and a parti colored shawl, whjjji they
draw closely around their nock and
head when tho wind begins to blow, so
that there is little to be seen of their
defiant faces. Pickpockets and thioves,
wearing a mixture of National aud for
eign garb, are seen spying out au op
portunity favorable to their profosiion.
Meu and women of all ages and com
plexions, boys aud girls besiege the cof
fee houses annoying the pedestrian with
their shrill voices, pressing him to bny
a lottery ticket and gain the live or ton
thousand "piros" that are drawn ou the
coming morn : venders of matches aud
other triilos, follow you stop by stop
till you got rid of them by spending a
copper piece or two, but only to be an
noyed by others who have watched your
weakness and are anxious to have their
turn alio. Moro pleasont than theso
match and ticket sellers aro those who
offer for ealo small objects of ait, as
waxen fruits of great beauty, artificial
llowors aud wooden charcoal figures of
perfect workmanship ; tiny little figures
representing scenes of everyday life,
beautiful birds ou caiboard and dill'or
cnt kinds of feather work are to be ob
tained at very low prices.-
A charming picture aro tho flower
girls, who aro busy composiug their
abundant stock ot tho very fiuest (low
ers into tasteful nosegays, iu which we
Hud a great variety of roses and the
ladies' favorite, the dark bluo vioiot
flowers that nature offer us all the year
round. Tasteful garlands, flower bask
ets that would make the Now York flor
ist rave, charm tho buyer's eyes ; nose
gays of all dimensions and tho delicate
flower for the dandy's button- hole are
to be purchased at very low prices
For flowers the Mexican has a woll-ploai-ing
weakness, and tho lovo of
flowers is ono of the qualities that the
Spaniard Inn inherited from nil Moor
ish conquerors and has brought with
him to Mexico. Old matrons und young
ladios eyeing the passers-by from the
balcony, all have their hair and dress
adorned with fresh flowers.
Tho fruit vendor makes a fine display
of his stock on tho ground or in his
primitive shops, Apples, pears, straw
berries, peaches, apricots, Turkish and
Indian figs, the growth of tho temperate
climate, aro to bo soon lying together
with tho golden orango, tho yellow
lemon, bananas, anonat, mangoes, und
tho delicious ehirimoyu, productions of
tho torrid zono. Those who are fond of
a cooling draught may apply to one of
tho numerous wator stands, whero in
offensive mixtures of water and ananas,
lemon and juices are served to tho caller
for two cents a glass. Whilo dipping
our neular wo noticed two or throe old
Xs prepared to print anything intha line of
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W.. li.rn finn Pr.'hSi ai ativ ofliio in th
,J;nt , am will fsunraute.) all our work to W
nt 'action. Wo nrint lu I va odors when de
sir d. at bat Btuail 1 xtra jtt
Jiwt-.oea an! Ueritii of Conts famished
til.uk 1 on MU-a-' nut ee as cliean as any offle.
Hump! 33 of J ib Work Mid IVicse sent on
W. ti. Til' X'OV, Proprietor.
Indian women, half naked, who press
with a rrntidUne the juico out of Ihf
as well at tho stand. Travelling cooks
with their two-wheeled kitchens are to
bo found in every street, aud they serve
dishes to those who givo them a' call ;
yet a foreigner would scarcely be
pleased with the acid Spanish pipkin or
tho baked sweet potatoes, and otV
dishes, as tin y are generally spiced witi
a good deal of dirt.
Until the ladies of our day resumed
the antiquated fashion of high heels,
bunions were shown up only in bur-.
lesque, aud there is more than their
ridiculous absurdity to be condomned
in wearing thorn. Tho weight of the
body is thrown upon the toes, whioh are
thus unduly buidoned, an! thrown for
ward against the front of the shoe. t
But worse than this, the ankle has many
u tw ist or wrick, tho step is not firm or
secure, and tho further' tendency of all
this is to give to tho spine moro ourva
turo than, even fashion ordains in the
"Gr.wiau bond." Add to these un
lovely results tho clatter of the heel
blocks, ami wo have a total, not less
disagreeable than, that of the patterns
of our grandmothers, which had at jeasi
tho strong recommendation ofutilityT "
It is true that high heels mako the in-,
step seem higher ; but surely no proper
minded person would bo guilty of a
sham. And further, as the heel A the
foot is kept up above its proper level,
the muscles whoso duty is to raise it
are enfeebled by ho loss of that exer-
cise. Theso muscles are tho calf of the
e?, which will thus dwindlo away to
the leanness of decrepit ago, and be-. ,
come a "shrunk shank," if this un-
seemly distortion bo long persisted in.
"Tho animal machinery," says Sir
Charles Bell, "can bo soon in perfection
only when it is kept in full activity.
Exercise unfolds tho muscular system,
producing a full, bold ontlino of the
limbs, ut tho same timo that the joints
ate kmt small and clean Look at the
leg3 of a poor Irishman traveling to the
harvest with bare feet ; tho .thiokness
and roundness of tho.calf show that the
foot and toes ace free to permit tho
exerciso of tho muscles of tho logs.
Look, now at tho legs of an English
poasant whoso foot and anklrfare tightly
laced in a boot with un inflexible sole ;
and yeu will perceive, from tho manner
iu which he lilt- his legs, that the play
of tho aukle, foot and, toes is lost -
much as if ho wont on rrfilfattnd thoro
fore aro his legs small and shapeless.
In short, tho natural exorcise of the
n u ls, whether they bo aotivo or passive,
it tho stimulus to the circulation
through them ; exerciso being as nooes
sury to tho porfoct constitution of a
bono as it is to the porfootion of the
nutscnlar power." Chwnbn' Jurnl.
Intelligence has reuohed Lancaster,
Ta., through private sources, of the
murder of a man at Hahnstown, vil
lage in this county, to procure an in
surance on his life. The partiea inter-
led In tho policy raado tho man
drunk, took him into a hay loft,
arranged a trap, and then after ho bad
'1 1 ' lit for a time, called him. Ho stag
rrorcd upon tho trap, fell through, and
The Camden, N, J., nj'lk inspector
1 ' 1.1'ie 1 nin hundred quarts of
adulterated lacteal fluid- No "skim '
milk " for Jersoy,