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I rawrM little Mrd, ana I shut bin a r,
And I said, "Now. my pet, I lo tb dear.'T.
Fold thy briitht win, mor U t thy Un-T range:
Tbouartmin, sosing, I rr lbe, etKtxilr.
But oh, thelittle blrd.he flatwrfd still his wlaro.
And wi n bright, wild eye be eeased not to
watch m. , .
AndIot.lThear.1 him aar. "'Tlaa free heart
Unit inr . - ,, . .... .
Open but my door and I U sing till you cstcb
me." , .
I lourhl him dainty food, and I soothed him
lot-.g and w II,
Tint Uie timid little heart ceased not to tremble.
Idt-cked his rf Willi fljwen, Willi leafcs I
wrm'K d m 11,
By sues lun'l dcrioc bil capturs to dissemble.
But still be missed above him the.far and shining
And till he missed about blm the free winds
He be; his lutle winjoi, lor be had bo Space to
And bi brtcht, wild eyes like twin stars were
And I heard bis little heart, as tt throbbed load
and isM,
And my love and my pity wruutrbt tnrether.
Till 1 ipenel wile Ins door, and said, Toy
tlmlidom's iait.
riy awuy, bright wings, and seek" the summer
But now I think he loves me, since I have made
him free .
Kor-.fVnLime j I hear, at daybrt ak or at gloain
A ftoiiK i think is hi, that seems to be for me.
And now bis d'Kir is Often, he cares no more
lor roaiuing
. . A'oormAcr Gaoay .
t i
i i a i , r
y r Y ;
T,itt1edM myVnor3 know the nervo
distress occasioned by the idea that
distress occasioned by the Heft tmt an
eye is always upon you. ,1 feci as if it
One February morning, about ton years
ago. a man of between tliirty and forty sat
in his lodgings on the drawing-room "floor
in Museum flnT!, London, writing. 1 1 in
table wag thickly strewn with old books
and engravings, some of the former lying
open, others with numerous Blips of pa
per sticking oat from between the? knves
to mark certain place" ; for he wag writing
a history of the drama backward, taking
tlie nineteenth century first, and then go
ing to the eighteenth ; ai d as lie had ac
cumulated enough manuscript for two oc
tavo volumes without reaching George
the Third's re gu. anil promised to get as
close to the Flood as he could, it threatened
to le a voluminous, exhaustive and costly
work. Fortunately, however, lie never
dreamed of its paying. lie was a bache
lor with a fair income, riding his hobby
horse, and it was cheaper than a thorough
bred, or even a hack. Cheaper, but not
so conducive to health, perhaps, for lie
looked pule and nervous. lndied, his
general appearance was delicate, liis tigure
small and slight, his hair and sparse
whisker the color of tow. Ins eyes weak
and prominent, and at any sudden noise
he started, r.ven so small a matter as tne
maid-servant opening the door startled
him. and it did not seem to compose his
nerves that she annoiin-d a lady.
" A lady ! What lady ':" he asked.
"She wouldn't give her name," replied
the cirl.
44 Ask her, toll her" he began ; but
the entcrance of the visitor in question,
closely veiled, cut his directions short.
He rose, and hurtled forward to offer a
chair, so disc-losing a limn.
Directly they were alone she raised her
veil; the man literally staggered back.
and causrht hold of the table fur support.
44 Hush!" said the li'dv, placing her
linger on her lip as she went back to the
dior, which she opened. Satisfied that
the girl had gone down stairs, she returned,
and exclaimed
4Oh, Mr. refers! Do you not know
anything of my husband?"
The poor man sank down in a chair,
and collapsed.
His visitor searched about in a rapid yet
self-possessed manner, and found glass
uml a decanter in a cuplioard.
44 Not that, not that I" he murmured, as
she offered him the peculiar sherry which
was left out tor the benefit of a thievish
landlady; fumbling for his keys, he man
aped, though with shaking hand, to un
lock a compartment of his writing-table in
which a bottle of the wine reserved for
his own drinking was always kept. Won
derful is the in-tinci of self-preservation ;
a man going to be hung at nine has beeu
known to refuse port at eight because he
was subject to the gout.
When he had swallowed a couple ot
glasses of wInc, Mr. I'eters revived a lit
tle. Then the lady eominiied
"Yon do know something, or you would
not be so agitated. Oh. pray, relieve me
from this horrible suspense. I cannot
draw money, or anything, until there is
some proof! Tell me, is he dead ?"
Mr. Peters shuddered.
4I I don't know. How should I know?
I was not aware, when I saw you last, tliat
vou had a husband. What makes you
hi,,k-" ,
"I will tell you." interrupted the lady.
4'I am now twenty-five. Seven years ago
I was married to a monster. He was old
iid frightful: but my parents were very
strict, and thought all pleasure wicked, so
that I was glad of any excuse to leave
home; and, when they offered him to me,
1 took him without hesitation. He was
rieli: he made cood settlements; but, oh.
his jealousy was fearful! He did not shut
mi' nit indeed, he rather courted than
shunned society, for he had a horror ot
his dominant passion being suspected; yet
nnvhndr could see it who had eyes, for he
mind not conceal it a bit. It was not only
of me he was iealous. He had quarrreled
with all his brothers and sisters, becanse
he thought his parents loved them liest;
he had a favorite dog poisoned, because it
grew too fond of a servant. There would
be no end to enumerating instances of his
mania, lor it amounted to that. Some ol
his oxtnivaawnoes were quite inconsistent
with sanity. We never had a house; of our
own. but wandered altout from place to
place, living principally on the Continent;
and. being utterly inexerieneod in the
wavs of the world, I attributed this to a
love of travel and change of scene, and did
not discover that his restlessness was in
reality caused bv the civility of some casu
al made acquaintance towards myselt, till
after his first duel."
4,Dt.el. He was born and bred in Ger
many, and his ideas about many things
were not at all English. I believe he con
sidered killing any one not only pleasant.
but something to be proud ot.
Mr. I'eters groaned.
"Was it not shocking?" continued the
lady. 44 Well, though his hair was gray,
he was very strong and active, and a dan
irerous antagonist, too, I believe, with
either small-sword, saber, or pistol,
44 Ah!"
44 It was at Dieppe, and about six months
after our marriage, that 1 was first made
an excuse for bloodshed. A polite young
Frenchman, who had sat next me a few
times at the table d'Kote, and danced with
me at the assembly rooms, was so civil as
to offer me a bouquet, and my monster
wounded him in the arm for it. After
that I lived in a perfect state of terror, lest
by some careless word, or even look. I
should bring about a calamity, and for
some time I succeeded in avoiding any ex
cuse for quarrel ; but a year afterwards,
at Heidelberg, a German professor wrote
a Sanscrit ode upon me ; my husband cut
his nose off with a weapon they call a
schloger. He never ill-used me, or even
upbraided me indeed, 1 gave him no
cause ; but he watched me as a cat does a
mouse, so that life was a perfect night
mare. I asked him one day, when he was
in a soft humor, if there was anything in
my manners, or dress, or way ot speaking
widen excited tiis unworthy mistrust.
" 'No,' said he, with a "grim calmness
which made me shudder ; if there had
been. I should have shot us.'
44 'Us? ' I exclaimed.
44 4 Yes.' he said ; 4 you first and myself
44 He hated England, because he could
not fiffht duels here, but he was obliged
to nav periodical visits to this country on
business : and as this conversation took
place during one of them, I went straight
to my family lawyer, and he took roe be
fore a magistrate, and 1 swore the peace
to in st mv husband, under whose roof I
never again stejie1. and in due time I got
a legal separauoii irotn nun, uiy ulxr
being principally due to his own violence
in the witness-box, where he gave vent to
the most atrocious sentimeuts. But
though we were separated. alid not give
up watching me. At the most mjexpectcd
y " Co4f- yourself, -It was bur Wancy.
I hava neither seen ivor heard of him since
August last. That would be a relief ; but
bis man of business has not heard of him
either. It is not only that he has not trans
mitted me my money, he haa drawn unie
for his own use. Every otiwr means hav
ing been employed to trace him without
success.! at last thought of you. We
met. you mav remember, for the first
time at the I.ichinond Easter ball; and
afterwards, whether by ;iceldent or design
" : o - - - . :
44 Accident, pure accident, madam. I as
sure you." a, : ! ;
"qui ftzmu auunelL said the lady
"I know it, I know it; though I can
not pronounce it. But still, madam,
though I own appearances might have
been against me,; there ;wa no design
jVnd the poor man wiped his forehead.
YoO tire not flatft-rer; at any: rate,"
continued the lady. 44 Welt, the accident
recurred qune irequently enough to exas
perate my husband and as 1 saw hiiu,'
disguised as a waiter, at Lady t'hiswick'a
fete the last time we met ; and as you went
away directly after, my husband disap
pearing simultaneously and not having
been heard of rince and ns yon . are lame,
and in a deplorable fctate of nervous pros
tration. I cannot help suspecting that you
went abroad, that he followed you and
forced you into a duel, that he wounded
you. and you killed him."
4-1 liave not been abroad at all,!' gasped
Mr.Toters, pouxiug himself out another
glass of sherry. 44 But cooie"'' lie cried,
presently, nerved by the stimulant and
desperation ; 44 you have told uie your
story aud I will tell you mine. 1 have
met your husband, though I do not know
for certain what has become of him." It
will be a relief to speax, for this lite of se
cret apprehension and perpetual anxiety
is killing Bie. -..- r.
44 In Aognstlaste a few -days -after the
frte you alluded to, I went for my annual
holidays have a elf-imposed task here,
a little l0ok, which takes up a good deal
of my time, aud causes me to lead a some
what sedentary life, and I lind a month of
air and exercise necessary for my health.
My idea was to w -Ik through North Walus,
with a change of linen and a- few neces
saries in a knapsack. So I went first to
Chestw, left my portmantn at the hotel
there, and took the train on to Conway;
from which place I made a circuit, which
brought me on the third day to Capel
Craig, where I remained a couple of days,
and then started in the early morning, with
the intention -f -crossing Snowdon,- and
sleeping that night at Llauberrls on the
other side, i ' ? -
44 f had 4iot as yet picked up any ac
quaintance during my walk, as one gener
ally does in a- pedestrian excursion over
such lavoritc grounds ; though I knew
the same track, for I had caught sight of
him several times, half a mile or so behind
me. Once, feeling inclined for compan
ionship, I sat down and smoked a pipe, to
let him come up wren me ; dui ius isie
was evidently lor solitude, lor he decnutia
the chance I gave hini.and ha' tod too. I
rather regretted this British exclusiveness
now, for a companion lightens the journey
when von have a longcnino up a niu on a
warm day. -
The nrst six or seven miles was easy
walking on the level road ; then canie an
hour's wading through marshes; then
came the nturow neck of a lake, which 1
crossed in a boat ingeniously lastcm-d to
both banks by the same rope, by hauling
on which you texried vourseii over ; aiier
.... . . . . t -ii . 'i' : ..
that it was ail pretty euseu niiia. a i j oi
to cut ott a corner, I lost the track : but as
it was a perfectly clear day. without a
wreath "of cloud of fog vi.-Iblc, that did not
much matter. 1 had only to Keep on going
up, unlis the ascent led me away from the
principal snmmit, which was visible near
ly all the way.
"1 had taken a iignt luucii vwui mc, auu
this seemed a good place to rest and eat it
in. So I sat under the shadow of a rock
and refreshed myself.
44 1 was interrupted in mis pieasam em-
Floyment by a footstep, and, looking up,
saw a man standing before uie with his
arms folded on his chest.and regarding me
in a threatening manner. . I need not de
scribe him to you, madam ; it was your
4 Your name is i'eters r he observed.
44 4 Yes,' said 1. ' but, pardon me, you
have the advantage of me.'
- " 4 1 seek none,' lie replied. 4 You de
si re jtv death,- ant I ' have" followed "yon
here to give you a fair and equal chance at
compasaiuff it, I also desire junrt.'. -. t v,
44 My dear sir,' said I, 'you are labor
ing under a very great mistake. I have
no ill feeling toward you. . Why .should
I wish the death cf a jx rfect stranger ?'
44 ' Because you could marry his widow.'
"And then, madam, he mentioned you,
and said that he had been watching me for
a month past.. -A nd he put 4 uost, extra
ordinary interpretation upon our innocent
- When I protested that he was in error,
and that I had not even known till that
moment you were, a married w.oman, he
said that such a cowardly evasion should
avail me nothing, and producing a brace
of pistols he challenged me to fight him.
" I explained to him that if he had any
cause of complaint against me, which was
absurd, he had his Toniedy at law ; that
the practice of dueling was foolish, un
christian, and obsolete ; that no one had
fought with deadly weapons in this coun
try for a quarter ot a century ; that if we
now revive the custom, the survivor would
he hun?.
444 Noc so.' said your hnsband ; '4we are
alone, and in a desolata part or tue moun
tain. The one whofalls might lie here for
months before his skeleton was discover
ed ; and who wonkl susitect how he came
hv his rieatn ? isui tne saiety oi tne sur-
vivorcan be vet further secured; he has
but to drac his defeated enemy to the
hrink of vonder raine-shatt; little torce
would suffice to tumble it into- the pult;
and then, what trace would be possible?
But I am here to tight, not to argue.
Here is vour pistol loaded but not capped
.ind here are cans. ' Stay where vou are.
and I will take up my position near the
ede of the nhatr, which "will save you
trouble if luck attends you.'
" 4 Do .not flatter voursoit that yourpre-
osiitions will avaiL' I cried, in wnsidera-
hle trooklation. 'Murder will out, and
vou will forfeit your life for mine,' -
" 4 That makes no odds to me,' he re
plied. 'Fops like you have made hie an
Y A 1.1.. knv lnn , Trt t W - "
44 Foor man I how lie loves mei" siguea
tVlolitdv. - . mm '..i s -' - '
-I could hardly believe tnat newasm
earnest," continued Mr. Peters ; 44bnt he
retired to the spot he uaa niennonea, near
the moaihof the hole, thirteen or fourteen
yards off. and presently called out :
- nave vou eanrteo vour pisioi r
44I had.not.but did so niechanJoallT. -i
do not know why ; for I think I had no
intention of firing at bora. But, in truth,
I was like one in a dream.
44 4 After I have counted live, it is lawful
to fire. he cried presently-'
44 1 had seen 4The Rivals' performed, "and
knew from Bob Acres how to stand so as
to show the smallest front to the adver
sary. I also held my pistol pointed to
wards him, covering my body with it and
Pj rigns arm as wen as l conld.
44 At that moment I remcnilwr that
picam of coWort shot across my mind
i " ' One, two, three, lour,
to that awful hole, and thrust me over the
edge. I have a far greater dread of falling
from a height than of any other kind ot
dhtTh, even that by fire. " It is very foolish
and illogical, for such an ending must be
painless ; but It Is not a matter of reason.
Tlie cause Is pnrely physical, and has some
thing to do with the brain or stomach. I
have often experimented upon myself, and
observed on the brink of a precipice, I
lose my humanity and become the most
ignoble of reptiles. 1 don't suppose there
is any meanness, aoy crime, 1 would not
swear to commit to save myself from be
ing shoved over. I determined to grapple
with my foe in good earnest when it came
to tliat. How f regretted that my pistol
hail gone off! I was quite ready now to
shoot him with it when he stooped over
me. ... . a - - -
" Bitf he did notcome. When a minute,
I suppoje, had elapsed, I opened my tyes
and glanced around he was not near. , 1
cautiously raised uiy head so as to sea in
the direction where ne nad last, stood ne
was not there. I sat up. t Where had, he
gone to ? " . i. . -,i
44 The blood was flowing rather freely
from a wound in mr leg. just above the
knee. 1 tiil mv nocket-handkerchicf as
tightly as I could round the place, and got
on to my feet. Sly hurt okj not, to my
surprise, prevent me from walking, so I
advanced to the edge of the shaft and
saw his pistol." .
4 Well, well," said the lady, "pray go
on. Here, take another glass oi snerry.
That is it. .'ow, what next? "
- My first idea was one of relief, that if
he was prowling in the neighborhood, he
was at least unarmed. My second oh,
madam, you can guess what my dread
was, and. alas ! is. My pistol went off; it
was pointed in his direction ; he wasstand
ing on the edge of the pir Oh, the
thought has been wearing me to death
ever since, though I have never before ut
tered it the thought that perhaps I am a
munlerrr!" . '
And Mr. Teters buried his face in his
hands. ; - -
44 Then von never saw him again ? " the
lady asked, when lie was calmer.
"Never.. I - looked up and down the
mountain, and to either side; but I was
alone. 1 kicked the pistol into the shaft,
and threw the one I still held in my hand
Htter if and listened, tmt I never heard
them fall. Then I went on my way, and
struck the proper path; but, before I had
gotten a thousand yards higher, pain, the
loss of-blood, and horror, cauaed me to
faint. When I came to my senses again,
a man was stooping over me with a flask
in his hand. In reply to his questions. I
told him that I had met with an accident
while pistol practicing, which was literal
ly true. With great difficulty, he helped
me to the top of Snowdon, and there I got
a pony, which had carried up some lady,
who kindly consented to walk down, and
was taken to Llanberris, where a surgeon
dressed my wound, and attended me till I
was fit to leave. Glad enough was to
get rid of him, for I was always dreading
lest he f hould ask how I managed to in
flict a wound with such a direction on my
self; but, happily, the idea never occurred
to him."
"Why did vou feel that dread?" the lady
asked soothingly. "Why did you attempt
to conceal what had happened My un
fortunate husband brought his fate upon
himself. You could not possibly iiicur
any blame."
-Could 1 not, though ?" replied Mr. Pe
ters. "Ah, madam, you know little of the
English law, wliich would never enter in
to the rights of the matter, two men
met and had a duel; one was killed; there
fore, the survivor must be hung. It would
not take into account that this unfortunate
survivor was forced into his unlawful con
dition against his will. He must trust to
the iurv for that; and a iury is generally
hysterical, and guided by its sympathy
rather than its reason. Ii my counsel put
forward your husband 8 antecedents, ex
patiated on the virtues of his persecuted
wife, and the innocence of his former vic
tims, with more persuasive eloquence than
the prosecutor could manage to employ
when holding nic up as a wily seducer,
who had made the destruction of domes
tic happiness the one object of his life,
they would doubtless acquit- me ; if the
Crown lawyer were the most persuasive,
thev would convict me. And the chances
would be in favor of the latter; for most
jurymen are married, and are, therefore,
ready to sympathize with a jealous husband."
." Nay, nay ; your fears cause you to ex
aggerate matters. 1 ou could not possibly
be accused in the way your imagination
has conjured np if the information con
cerning this mysterious matter proceeded
in the first instance irom yourseii. lse-
icve me or, rather, do not do that, but
consult a good lawyer, and I am certain
that he will tell you that the best thing
you can do, both for your own safety and
your peace of mind, will be to make a de
position, similar in every respect to the
story you have told uie, before a magistrate."
44 1 shall be asked why I delayed it."
44 And vou will reply, because you had
not met me, and were unawareof my hus
band's nou-apiiearance."
I believe that you are right, madam ;
and I will make my deposition to-morrow."
"Thank you oh, thank you, flir. re
fers. Then my trastees will sfgn for my
monev. 1 must go and prepare them at
once ; for, do vou know, I have overdrawn
my account at the banker's. Good morn-
ilg, jvir. reiers." , ,
She was gone. The die was cast. Poor
Pi ters never slept H wink that night, yet
the Hiotorv of the Drama grew not. He
was too apprehensive of being cast for the
timna A nl.i.ws Via n-nilM T1 YT1 nit (Vs.Tl
. ..a 1 1 : u m v 1. . . jn-jtum T -tn-ia. rfst . A.SV -" '
enuiy disguised; and 11 f"j P'"1 "-H'-j ' 1 M " .mm .m.jii
pened to be in couinanv with nio-on sev
eral occasions running, and to potf to
me rather more often tluut to the others, I
was sure to receive a laconic note warnii.g
me to shun that new acquaintance ; and,
since I durst neither disobey nor dieeiOee
the tyrannical order, I feattiat I Acquired
a reputation for fickleness and prudery.
iwhieh, I suppose, caused me to clutch the
.rwtpofi I held ctirmilsfTely, for iterplod-t-d
as I fell to the protnid. . I kjiew Hut I
was bit, and determined to lie quite till,
and pretend to be insensible 1 heard
tliat such a plan anrwered with bears;"Si!(J
thought it might with 'duelists. 0ljw
oh 1 Horror ! he might come and drag me
1 ' . A... . 1 1 r
principal character oi a trageuy niinseii.
But lie could not back out now he must
needs make his deposition at once, before
an account of the affiir was spread abroad
in some other way. He would go to the
Marlborough street police-office about the
time the night eases would be over, ask to
Rap ! rap ! Up came a letter in a lady's
hand.? Mr. voters tore it open. i
tKAB Mr. Peiibs You aeed not trouble
about that matter. I have heard from my hui-
baau.. You md not bit bun, 1 suppose; atau
events,' he innst have g-tt away verj quickly.
Hut he has una a Dan levi-r. ana wen ueiiriuuo.
anil that accounts for bis silence so long past
quarter-day . II you wish to see mi
44 Wish to see hot! Good heavens 3 Not
if I know it. Whew 1 what a relief!"
cried this most un gallant of men. Once a
A Mr. Atcheklky has recently tested a
large-number of samples of .malt liquors
in England expressly for" lead, and has
found tnat poi6ou in most of them.' The
liauor acts, m his opinion, upon tne leaa
or composition piping used by beer retail
ers for connect Lug the barrel with the beer
engine in the bar, and in, cases where the
beer has bn for some tame in contact with
the metal the proportion of lead dissolved
is very considerable. Hence, I would
caution morning beer-drinkers against im
bibing the first "pull" of the pump, es
pecially wnen their particular lancy nap
nens to be for "old ale." Sherry drink
ers should. also' be warned against wines
doctored, as is frequently the case, with
acetate of lead. . -,
Rtck Biscrrrs or Cakes. To every
lialfpousd of rice flour add J pound f
sugar, f pound of butter, and 2 eggs. Beat
the butter to a cream, stir in the rice flour
and sugar, and moisten the whole with the
eggs, which should be . previously well
beaoat t lioii out uie paste, snape is wuu
a round paste-cnrtcT into small cakes; and
baketheni from. 13 to lSminutes in a very
. about me cooiesi roooerv mat iosum
has -seen for a long- time- is a man who
went to the public library buildin? the
other day', aud borrowed tools from some
workmeu, removed the copper lightuing-
rMMs laboring- at the too several hours.
and, bavtrgloidcd his spoils' trpon a wa
oSjj code faff. The' workmen "suppos lje
was acting under orders trom the city.
The Senile of Pln Only Present
Where the Preervitisi of the Ani
mal la Aided by i t-l iiUnee With
ret Variety f Animavl. - -
T tht Editor of the Xnv York Tribuni:
Sir At the present time, when the hu
manitarian justly protests against cruelty
towards animals, and the scientist, with
equal justice, protests against the abroga
tion of his necessary privilege of vivisec
tion, it mav not be uninteresting to the
public to know how far animals do actu
ally sutler under mutilation.
It is a proposition susceptible of abun
dant proof that the sense ot pain is design
ed for the self-preservation of all animals,
and that each is endowed with this sense
to an extent only sufficient to insure this
I believe that the above proposition Is
applicable to all brutes; that some of them,
When mutilated, suffer little, and others
notatalL But belore adducing facts to
prove this proposition, it will be well for
us to consider what the proofs of pain are.
Some persons have erroneously supposed
that convulsions are a sign of pain, but
nothing could be further from the truth.
So far trom indicaiiug suffering, they only
show that the braiu has lost its control
over the rest of the nervous system.
Aside from a feeling of muscular soreness.
1 have never known a patient conscious of
sufleriug during these terrible paroxysms.
Nor is the cry of an animal any proof of
pain. No uproar can be greater than that
which a pig makes, on being seized, how
ever gently, yet it would be absurd to re
gard this as a mark of pain.
The struggling of animals has been con
strued as a sign, but this may be owing to
their natural timidity under restraint.
The question can, perhaps, be better de
cided by observing how lar animals are
disturbed bv mutilation. During the
blood v battle "of the Fair Oaks I saw the
fore leg ot a horse carried away by a solid
shot. He fell, but made no noise, and so
far as I could see gave no evidence of pain.
On the contrary, he soon struggled to his
feet and commenced feeding. In stooping
lsaw the stump frequently strike the
ground, bqt the horse gave no signs of
disturbance. During the engagement the
Federal forces were driven back some two
miles before the impetuous onset of the
Confederate army, aud 1 lost sight of him.
Thirty-six hours afterwards, the lost
ground having been recovered, I was or
dered by Gen. Casey to scour the field
with a score of surguons and ambulances
for the relief of the wounded abandoned
on our retreat. Among the first things
that fixed my attention was the same
horse, which had survived the battle,
quietly feeding, surrounded by the killed
and wounded as they had fallen in the
tight. This horse looked in good condi
tion, and seemed to pay no attention to
the mutilated leg, although the bone pro
truded through the soft parts and the
wound was tilled with maggots.
A Scotch gentleman by the name of
Kowell published an article a tew years
since in the Philosophical Journal, in wliich
he gives some very interesting facts bear
ing upon this question. Some of these I
have appropriated as quite significant. A
post horse fell in harness, lacerating the
skin and tendons over the fore fetlock
joints. The tibia and fibula protruded, the
feet turned back, and he walked on the
ends of the bones. The driver being un
willing to take the responsibility of killing
the horse, turned him into a field near by.
Next morning the coverings were found
forced half way up the legs, holes having
been made four inches deep in the ground
by the protruded bones, and yet the horse
looked well ana apparenuy ieii. wen. au
Oitfi.ri coue.h-horse dislocated both fetlock
joints, and traveled on the ends of the
hones until thev were worn smooth. In-
rreilihle as it mav seem, the accident was
not discovered until the coach stopped to
phantro horses. In this latter instance it i:
supposed that a spirited horse might have
the courage to keep up. surrounded by
other horses, but in the former instance
there was nothing to stimulate the animal.
The facts in these two examples remain the
Naturalists tell us that dormice frequent
ly eat off a part when mutilated. Kats,
when pressed bv hunger, have been ob
served eating their own tails. 1 he same
fact has been remarked of monkeys, aud
at times in menageries it becomes neces
sary to dip their tails in tobacco to prevent
this. At the Jardin des Plantes. in Paris,
an old mezena, having broken his leg,
immediately set to work eating it off with
great gusto. Tigs usually make a great
outcry when killed, but this Is believed to
be the result oi rear rainertnan pain ; ior
if the animal is stuck unawares be fre
quently remains quiet, making no noise
whatever. In these instances the pain is
evidently much less than in corresponding
injuries inflicted upon man.' ine invine
beneficence is conspicuous in this, because
pain is neither so necessary nor so usetui
to brutes as to men.
Rabbits and hares, it is believed, are sus
ceptible to little or no pain, this 6ense in
them beinff superseded by other senses,
They are very proline, but it is probably
rare that one dies ot old age. iney are
the natural ' prey aud food of wild
cats, weasels, toxes, and otner car
nivorous animals. nnen cangnt,
they are incapable ol resistance,
and hence pain would be of no advantage
to them, either to warn them of danger or
. . I . 1 . .. I r. . C . TL.
IO eXClie UlCIIl lO fcirugii; ii.uuoi. it. i ire
lack of this sense is compensated by very
prominent eyes, set so lar back in the side
of the head as to enable the animal to see
in every direction. '1 he ears are large and
capable of turning so as to catch the slight
est sound, anu innate uuwuty n.eeps
creature constantly on the alert. It is
well established fact with hunters that
hares do not cry out when shot, if they
have a chance of escape by hiding, w hen
however, they are pursued and in danger
of being caught, or wnen iney are en
snared in a net. tneir cries are piteous, ai
though they cannot, of course, arise from
pain. When once seized tney seldom cry
and are easily dispatched, apparent
ly without pain, ltabbits. wtien pur
sued by weasels, cry out, but when
noi-ifd remain motionless, and are
finished without suffering. Every boy
who has followed the woods, knows
that a rabbit, caught in a steel-trap, fre
quently pulls away from it, leaving ten
dons lacerated, or even biting the leg off.
A hunter once caught a raboit wntcu nau
lost three legs in this way, but it was in
and lively, aud fed well. Rats also have
been known to bite the leg off when caught
in a trap. " -"
Now. it Is -well known tliat beasts of
prey, animals that get their living by hunt
ing, never uo mis. i ney may sometimes
lose a leg, cut off directly by a trap ; but,
as a general thing, they will never gnaw
off an extremity. Foxes and animals of a
similar character have often been found
starved in traps. A rabbit, under the same
circumstances, wnouid have speeuuy
freed himself. Such fttcts as these seem to
show conclusively that the sense ot pain
was designed for the preservation of ani
mals, compelling them to take due care of
themselves. The beneficence of God is to
be remarked in this, that no animal has a
greater sjtiare of the sense of pain than is
necessary for its preservation. A rat or a
rabbit, though inconvenienced by the loss
of a leg, can still provide itself with its
nsnal food. i But the loss of a l- Z in the
case of foxes and other carnivora is liable
to be the signal ol starvation, unless their
game is unusually plenty. So the ani
mal's legs are of the Titmost importance,
and hence they are endowed with a sense
of pain proportionate to their usefulness,
and to insure their preservation. . ,
Crabs and lobsters throw off claws after
fright or injury with indifference. .Their
sense of pain 4s veryslight, mr is that
sense essential to the crnstaceous tribes.
Coated with armor strong enough to resist
all minor enemies, the sense of pain would
i be of no value to them, because any ani
mal tnat naa ine powep to crur-u mar
shells must inevitably destroy. They evi
dently suffer great pain in hot water, but
none alter mutilation, mature nas nir-
ished a covering protective against in
jury, but as they may range all parts of the
sea. a sense ot temperature is proonDiy es
sential to keep them in those parts which
they are formed to inhabit. It may be
that this sense of temperature tells them
not only the part but the depth of the sea
necessary for their young to reach matu
rity. Sir Humphrey Davy, who devoted
much time ami research to the investiga
tion of Uie habits and peculiarities of fishes.
came to the conclusion that their sense ot
pain is trilling. A celebrated naturalist
atlirrns that a single cod deposits 9,000,000
eggs. Of these only a few hatch, and out
of myriads perhaps four reach maturity.
As the rest of these are eaten, it seems
probable that divine goodness has rendered
them little susceptible of pain.
As far as insects are concerned.the sense
of pain is obviously slight. Thus a wasp
has been observed to eat a tlv immediately
after its own abdomen had been cut away.
Cockchalers have been seen crawling about
and eating voraciously after the same in
jury. It is a common fact in entomology
that the dragon-ny will eat lor a long time
after being fastened down with a pin.
That God should have rendered these crea
tures only slightly susceptible of pain
seems all the more probable when we take
into account the slaughter constantly go-
nr on among the lower classes ol animals.
The number of flies destroyed by a single
pair of swallows must be enormous. In
proof of this law of destruction,
the author already quoted relates
the following incident : "I once ob
served a rather extraordinary illustration
of the law of nature to eat and be eaten.
kept in a glass globe a variety of the
smaller aquatic animals, such as the larvie
of the dragon-tly. etc., and oue day intro
duced among them a few of the common
ater newts and water beetles, one ot
whicli was the Dttiscus tnarginali. The
dragon-tly had been living on the animal
culae, etc.; the newts attacked and devour
ed the dragon-tly. The next morning I
found one of the newts lying at the bottom
of the vessel, half eaten, and while looking
on saw the disticus attack another newt,
Not wishing to have them all destroyed, 1
took the disticus out of the water and
put it in the sunshine a few minutes, when
it flew away, and had not gone more than
thirty or lorry yards when a sparrow new
after it and caught it. This constant de
struction of life would be fearful to con
template if there is truth in the quotation
soolten made that 44 the poor beetle that
we tread upon, in corporal sufferance
finds a pang as great as when a giant
The above considerations and others that
mizht be adduced seem to show that the
Humanitarian, in uujecuun iu viviaetuunn,
sentimental rather man ra
tional. The fact that vivisections
are practiced with the animal rendered
ntirely insensible ny einer destroys even
the last vestige of the sentiment. And
finally, to the humanitarian and scientist
alike, the facts adduced above cannot tail
to bring peace when they indulge in the
matutinal South-down or the midday
roast beef. A. B. Crosby, ii. l),
Household Exercise.
Dishwashing is good for dyspeptics. It
lisrht exercise of the arms and chest
soon :i ffpr meals and it mav be done sit
ting as well as standing. A high office
mm i vrv UM'mi 111 liiu niicucu. a '
women, who do tneir " own worK, mn-u
stand upon their feet more than necessary.
You can sit down to dress vegetables, to
wash aud wipe dishes, to knead bread, to
iron, and to do many other things. ou
may be a little more slow about the work,
but you will get through it in better con
dition. Housekeepers would often like to
take an out-door walk, only their " leet
lire s tired."
Dish-washing would not be halt so disa
greeable as it often is, if the dishes were
iHitly scraped tree trom crumos, una
ii.-iitlv niled un for washing. There should
be a large dish-pan and plenty of hot wa
ter, with which to nil up tne pan grauuai
vas its contents eooi. i seiuoni use
soap for washing dishes, but to the un
skilled, or to those who use much butter
and fat in their cooking, it seems a neces
sity. . .
J . . -a ' t At slAA,
Sweeping is gooa exercise n uie uwhs
and carpets are not dusty. Ah! that
" if !" Bed-making will serve as gymnas
tics, if the beds are kept clean and well
aired. ,
And what of washing i 1 do not mmK
highly of the old fashioned wan board
exercise, it is naru ior ooui lungs anu
back. With good washers and wringers.
with strong arms for lifting, it may oe
made passable as exercise, and it is always
a pleasure to see soiled things clean once
A moderate amount of ironing is good
for women in health, in cool weather. On
hot days endeavor to do it ma cool room
or on a shady porch.
Cooking is perhaps tne most important
part of housework, and its exercise is not
heavv in quality, though to some it may
be burdensome in quantity. It seems to
me more like a high art, or uigmneu occu
pation, worthy to be called a profession
far more honorable than the legal pro
fession, for instance. I should not wonder
if really good and scientific cooks could do
more to preserve and to restore health than
the doctors ot medicine can. as wiui
ironing, the hardest kind of cookery is the
tnast. iipoossurv the ornamental part. We
should study to make our cooking work as
linio hontincr as possible. " For instance,
bread mav be baked Tn tne oven insieau wi
cooking it npon the griddle in the form of
'pancakes." aud in not weatner we can
avoid thoso forms of food that require con
stant stirring while cooking.
There is a great deal of necessary work to
be done in the word in order that we may
all be comfortably fed, clothed and lodged.
I should like to see what would be the re
sult if the labor and strength spent upon
unnecessary work, usually consiuereu or
namental, should be given cheerfully to
doin' the necessary work of the world, as
a preparation for the advent of real beauty
or genuine adornment in all departments
ot our cauy me. jimmcan '
Physical Peculiarities of Negroes.
Dr. A. W. McDowell publishes, in the
Practitioner, some observations
on this subject, which contain some facts
that are new to us. ine uegru o nui v.
power of resisting disease was abundantly
shown in the late war. Dr. McDowell
states that the fine chests frequently seen
among the males are due solely to the
great development of the pectoral muscles,
and that the lungs are decidedly less in
weight than those ot white men. lhe
liver, on the other hand, is larger. He
goes on to say : 44 The negro's lower bow
el was smaller. The colored troops were
much troubled with constipation, often
nvtnirinir rtiirtriti ves. while at the same
time and'place tlie wnite tr0Ps ha1 ?liar;
rh Th.. most marked difference existed
between the spleen ot the black and that
of the white, the former weighing half as
much as the latter. Ague cake ' was one
of the sequelae of malarial disease observed
among the whites, but not among the
blacks" In his army practice, the author
weighed the brain at every post mortem,
and found that its weight increased in rti
rft ratio to the admixture ei Caucasian
blood. Boston Medical and Surgical Jour
nal. ' .
Bbnovatixg Buggy Tops. Lnamei
leatlur tops which have become hard, but
have not lost their color, can be softened
and much improved in appearance by oil
ing them with pure castor-oil. This oil is
readily absorbed by the leather, and will
not fry out in the sun. When the leather
has turned gray, apply a coat of hatters
blacking, after the oil has struck in, and
rub well with a cloth to bring out the pol
ish. ' Most varnishes dry too hard to be
used on tops, shellac varnish being the on
ly kind that can be used with safety, but
this will crack unles, the coat be applied
very thin.
Edncated Oysters.
Before the railroad days our oyster-
growers used early in the fall to canvass
the villages on the Hudson River for or
ders, to be filled just before the river
should be closed with ice. The meaning
of this is that these men committed them
selves to supply oysrers in the shell, with
the guarantee that the bivalves thus sup
plied should not die before their time
came.The oysters were actually kept alive
during the greater part oi the long winter.
The tat bivalves were handled witn some
care, and were spread on The cellar floor.
the round or lower side down, so as not
to allow the linuor to escape. That such
a life required a great change of capacity
or habit in the bivalve is evident; and it
needed a training, yes, an education, ere
the oyster attained such ability. And this
was the way it was done : Beginning ear
ly in the fall, the cultivator of the oyster
took up the tat nivaives irom tneir oea
where he had planted mem, and lain tnem
a little higher up on the shore, so that for
a short time each day they were exposed
out of the water. After a few days of this
exposure by the retreating tide they were
moved a little higher still ou tne snore
line, whicli gave them a little longer ex
posure to the air at eacn low tide. And
this process was continued, each remove
resulting in a longer exposure. And
with what results? Two very curious
ones inurement to exposure, and the m
culation of a provident habit of making
preparation tor the same. What! provi
dence in an oyster ? Yes, when he's ed
ucated. W hen accustomed to mis treat
ment, ere the tide retires, the oyster
takes a good full drink, and retains the
same until the tide returns. Once, while
waiting for the stage at a country hostle-
ry, we overheard the iouowmg oeiween
two rustic practitioners at the bar :
"Come, Swill, let's tike a dnnk ! ' 44 V ell,
I don't know. Ain't dry myself. Hows'
ever, guess I will take a drink for fear I
might get dry." With bi tter philosophy
on their side, these educated oysters,
twice in every twenty-four hours, took
their precautionary drink. The French
method of oyster-training is much more
laborious. The adult bivalves are careful
ly spread out in the water, and periodical
lessons are given to each one individually.
Each ovster on this occasion receives a
tan. not with a ferule, but with a small
iron instrument. This causes the bivalve
to close tight!-. Finally the last day
comes with its last premonitory tap. Its
education thus finished, it takes passage
with its fellow-graduates for Paris. As a
result of its education, it knows how to
keen its mouth shut when ii enters socie
ty ; Professor L,ockwooa, m ropuiar sci
ence Monthly.
"What Shall We Do With Our Daugh
ters?" Mrs. Livermore has made this query the
text to one of her fine lectures. It is cer
tainly an important problem, but the Dav
enport Democrat thus sums up some sen
sible lessons which should early be im
pressed upon them :
Teach them self-reliance.
Teach them to make bread.
Teach them to make shirts.
Teach them to foot up store bills.
Teach thorn not to wear false hair.
Teach them to wear thick, warm shoes.
Bring them up in the way they should
Teach them how to wash and iron
Teach them how to make their own
Teach them that a dollar is only a hun
dred cents.
Teach them to cook a good meal of
Teach them how'to darn stockings and
sew on buttons. ,
Teach them evtryday, dry, hard, prac
tical common sense.
Teach them to say No, and mean it ; or
Yes, and stick to it.
Teach them to wear calico dresses and do
it like queens.
tiive them a good, suDstaiuiiU common-
school education.
Teach them that a good rosy romp is
worth fifty consumptives.
Teach them to regard the morals ana
not the monev of their beaux.
Teach them all the mysteries ot the
kitchen, the dining-room, and the parlor.
Teach them that the more one lives witn-
in his income the more he will save.
Teach them to have nothing to do with
intemperate and dissolute young men.
Teach them the further one lives beyond
his income the nearer he gets to the poor-
Rely upon it that upon your teaching
depends in a great measure tne weai or
woe ot their alter lite.
Teach them that a good, steady mechan
ic without a cent is worth a dozen loaters
in broadcloth.
Teach them the accomplishments, music,
painting, drawing, if you have time and
monev to do it with.
Teach them that God made them in his
own image, and no amount of tight lacing
will improve the model.
The Trnsrle Klertnlnllou ef a ee
oOrrinm Fntir la Braail.
For some vears past a small portion of
the vast flood of emigration f'm North
ern Germany has been directed to Brazil,
and in the province of Porto Alegre w hire
settlements of the race have boon founded.
wliich, until recent events disturbed them.
were nourishing enough. 1 hey had ad
vanced so far as to have their ow n local
newspaper in that resonant languages,
which, according to Armit, makes any
land where it is spoken part ot Germany;
and the particulars now before us are
transmitted dinn-t from the Detituche e
tung of Porto Alegre, the paper in ques
tion. The settlers are almost universally
of the Prussian State or Evangelical
Church, and were rent by no political or
religious dissension, lfn-y were distin
guished by their attachment to the old
Fatherland they had lJ"t; ar.d the sub
scription sent from the colony for the ben
efit of the sick and wounded in the war of
1870-71 astonished those who knew how
young ami struggling a conn mj n
was collected trom. ah went t-u
thrin, in fact, until this summer, when
their domestic peace was suili'enly dis
turbed by the pretensions of a certain Ja
cobina Maimer to Divine inspiration, and
her ol:iims to he worshiped bv all man
tered 1
was one
A man in Cincinnati, advertising for a
siuuttioa, says i 44Work is not so ninon an
object as good wages."
Ix selecting a husband, at seventeen a
woman desires good looks ; at twenty-five,
good habits ; aiid at thirty, the man. i
Thb ladies have heretofore woru all
sorts of flowers ami fruit in tiieir hats,
and now they have a turu-up on the side.
A Russia proverb says, 4 Before guing
to war, pray once; before going to sea,
pray twice ; before getting married, pray
three times."
They have novr invented ahot-i-ns
which can be carried in the pocket, and a
fvllow can slide out hun'ing Sunday and
no one know it.
A Bostox philosopher says that you
want to look at men's boot-lieeU to .discov
er their energy. A slow, slothful man
runs his boots over at the heels.
Thk son of an editor In Pennsylvania
has been recently convicted of arson be
ing prompted to commit the crime by a
desife to make interesting local news lor
his father's paper.
When a widow in any neighborhood
sets her cap for a man, there isn t one
chance in a million for any young
woman to win, even if she holds the tour
acts- , , i
Th only excuse a Tennessee man bail
for shooting astranger was that the strang
er's name was Moses Bogardas Smith. He
said nobody could bring that name into
Tennessee and live.
Axd now we learn the astounding fact
that the world can't stand more than
3i".000 years longer. Scrutinize your
notes closely before von discount m. ami
see to it that they dont extend oeyonn
that time.
How Dry it Was. An honest old far
mer from the country gave his recollec
tions ot the hot spell as follows : " It w as
so dry we couldn't spare water to put in
our whisky. The grass was so dry that
every time the wind blew it flew arounC
like so much ashes. There wasn't a tear
shed at a funeral for a month. The sun
dried un all the cattle, and burned oil all
the hair till they looked like Mexican dogs,
latins to be worshiped ty an man- ti, najr till thev looked like Mexican dog
Those pretensions would have mat- anj the she p all looked like poodle pu
ittle of themselves, but Jacohina pie, th(.y shrank up so. We had to soa
te of a large family in the village of an our hogs to make 'em hold swill, an
Farrabraz, and her relations first, ind men if any m,, were killed in the morning,
her neighbor, successively adopted her ,k.,i k ,iHeil hoof at dark. The woods
views, and declared themselves true be- ilf up go tmt tne tamers chopped sea
soned timber all tlirougn -ngust, uim
there ain't a match through all the coun
try in fact, no wedding since the widow
Glenn married old Baker, three mouths
nn. What few grasshopiers are left are
the skin and legs, aud 1 didn't hear a tea
kettle sing for six weeks. V e eat our po-
lievers, with an ease which history tells
w is not displayed in the instance of Mo
hammed. On what.pronfs the claims of
this German edition of Joanna coiimeote
were founded does not appear. But it is
certain that followers gave her the title of
"Christussin " or 44 the Female Christ;"
that a regular worship was established ior tatoM haid, they being all ready, and we
horr and that her first convert or confed
erateit is hard to say which Hans
George Maurer, was in due form appoint
ed her high priest. This person ap
pears to have been a man of
some intellect, and remarkr.ble
ambition ; for he not only bought over his
neighbors to the new faith, but conceived
the idea of imposing it on the whole settle
ment first, and then on the world at large,
by force of arms. Under his guidance,
the Maurerites, or Mucker, as they were
nicknamed by their opponents, carefully
armed themselves, aud stored up abund
ance of ammunition. It was not until
these preliminaries were thoroughly com
plete that tney ueciareu m uie eon
last June their solemn purpose, and sum
moned the nearest ot the settlers to join
the new Church forthwith. Attempts at
enforced conversion ot course produced
violent opposition, and this was repaid
bvthe Maurerites with open plunder and
ill-usage as well as by threats ot deain. as
they numbered, including the women who
bore arms, a determined band of over
fifty adults, there was no hope in the in
dividual resistance of scattered settlers;
and in a few days the unconverted inhabi
tants of the district were all seeking shelter
in Porto Alegre, while their homesteads
were stripped and laid waste by the orders
of the prophetess. V olunteers were now
enrolled to the number of one or two
companies, but it was thought better to
wait tor the arrival oi tue uim niMHiu
troops who were asked for, than to attempt
an advance into the hush unai-led ; for the
fanatics were familiar with the ground, and
were known to la; better armed man tneir
adversaries, and prepared for a desperate
couldn't spare water to boil 'em. All the
red-headed girls were afraid to stir out ot
the house in davlight, and. I tell you. I
was afraid the devil had moved out ol his
old home and settled down w ith us for
lite. Whv. we had to haul water all sum
mer to keep the ferry running, and say.
it's getting dry; let's take
An Extraordinary Loe Story.
The London correspondent of the Xew
York Graphic writes : A very strange
story was "told to me the other day. In a
town not far from London there lived a
vonncr ladv who was handsome, tolerably
in the course of wealthy, and more than usually well edu
cated. Her lamer was an iinami , un
mother was an insipid, cold and heartless
woman. Two years ago a physician of
London was called to attend the father;
in this way the young lady saw him. He
paid no attention to her his mind wa en
grossed with his professional duties. A
few weeks ago this doctor, after paying a
visit to his patient, was somew hat sur
prised by being aked by the young lady
to give her the favor of a private inter
view. She took him into a drawing-room,
and led him to the further end of the
apartment. 44 Doctor," said she, 44 1 sup
pose that gentlemen of your profession
are acwustomed to receive strange confi
dences. I have a confession to make to
you." He supposed that the impending
confession had something to do with the
state of her own health or with that of her
father, and he begged her to proceed.
" You will, however, be scarcely prepared
for what I am about to say," she continu
ed. 44 But 1 wi.-h you to hear it. it is now
just two years since I first saw you. l ou
worn no
me. hut 1 have learned much about you. I
am not mistaken in believing that you art
4- No," add he, 44 1 am not married.
44 And your affections are not engaged?"
44 You scarcely have the right to ask
that." said he.
"Well, then," she replied. "I will not
ask it, but 1 must make to you my confes
sion. 1 love you with all my heart. I
wish you to marry me. 1 loved you from
the first moment I saw you. 1 said to my
self, i will wait for two years if he then
speaks to me I will know what to say.
You have not spoken ; and now I speak.
I say I love vou with all my heart ; you
are necessary for me ; will you marry
The doctor, w ho, although not a very
young man, was tw ice the age of the
young lady, recovering a litfe from his
surprise, tried to turn the matter off as
a joke ; but the young lady was very seri
ous. 44 No," said she, "I am in very sober
earnest. I know all that you may say or
think as to the Indelicacy of my proposal,
but I cannot help it. 1 ak you once more,
can you love me, and will you marry me?"
44 In sober earnest, then," he replied, 'I
cannot marry you."
44 Then 1 shall die," said she, very calm
ly, and she left the room.
The doctor had heard people say before
J - . , i. ......... i.. if 1 .i- .i i .i.i .1; I !.. tlt
ing to the very nisi, uie prtineicss mis uii un-j unu'iiu -,
being actually bayoneted through the house without attaching much importance
hvlw nf imp of her devoted followers, who to the pronhecv. although wondering
In July the expected forces came, pro- have scarcely ever exchanged a
vuled with field-guns ami rockets, ami a
general advance was made, but apparently
with extreme caution. 15y the imii, How
ever, the fanatics were driven in on po
sition they had carefully intrenched round
a lar'e house, of which" they had formed a
keep. The light guns, as well as the rocK
ets. entirely failed to dislodge them,
and it was only alter a very prolonged
skirmishing that the works were carried
with a rush. The delenders men leu oacK
on their keep, and when this was tired,
escaped from it with some loss, into the
bush behind, in whicn tney nan secret ij
prepared another strong position. For
the time it was not thought well to follow
them to their new f;istness. In reconnoi
teringitonthe 21st anil 2h there were
two more severe skirmishes ; and, though
in each of these Maurer's followers nad
the advantage of the German volunteers
being on one occasion abandoned by the
troops who should have supported them,
the number of the sect had been gradually
worn down by reported casualties, i ue
prisoner was taken who revealed the fact
that fewer than twenty of the desperate
band were left. On the 2d of August their
last stronghold was surrounded, anil car
ried by overwhelming numbers, though
with consideranie loss to uie assamim.
The demand made previously that the
Maurerites should lav down their arms
was sternly rejected, and they died tight-
Comforting Sentence.
44 One 'o thein fellers." remaiked Bijah,
as he handed out Tom Ludington,ayoung
man charged with vagrancy
44 So you haven't anything to do, eh?"
askpd the Court.
44 Nothing," mournfully answered the
44 Out of work no home, and your cash
so short that vou couldu t get into a wo
man's riirhts convention, eh?" continued
his Honor.
44 You've struck it, pardner," answered
Hip nrisoner with a smile.
44 Yes. and now I'll strike you, Mr. Lud-
inorton. I'm down on loaters and vags
wns trvinw to screen her. while she en
couraged the rest not to yield. Only Hans
George Maurer and one other of the band,
Jacob Fuchs. were missing, who are sup
posed to have deserted their companions
before or during the assault. It adds an
additional touch of horror to this catas
1 trophe to know that the young children
they had had witn mem are ni accuuiueu
for, and to hear that it was reported that
thev were all slain not many days before
by Jacobina's command, a story w men is give him. lie was to prepare me neces
supported by the fact that the body of one sary paper and send it to her to till up the
greatly at the other portion of this inter
view. A few days after this the young lady
was found dead in her bed. Two letters
laid upon her dressing table. One was
addressed to her family solicitor. It re
called to his mind a promi.-e he had made
her. She had gone to see hi ind had
asked him to make out for her a paiH-r
transferring the whole of her property to
a nerson whose name she would not then
. :
has been discovered buried with its throat
I cut close to the miserable hut which was
the prophetess' last shelter, ine havoc
caused by the extinct sect during its short
sway ot the outlying settlement is so se
rious that it is stated that it win take years
. ,t... nr,,nT tt flip nrteCTkt-rit.v it.
and I'm going toboost you for a sixty it i wasenjoyin(, before this extraordinary out- told you I should die," said she, 44 a.
tears the desk down. 1 ou 11 have some- ' fanaticism brought misery on its wnen yoa receive this I shall be dea
j. .1a. , i w, Vi rwn hncn no CI it 1 II (T fill A . . - , " . V . i . ,
thing to do up there besides sitting on a
box in an alley and whistling 'Come,
Love, Come.' Ami when day fades into
members. London Daily News.
blanks and to sign. She had done this,
and she now enclosed the paper, tilled up
and signed. Every penny of her property
was given to the doctor, and the solicitor
was instructed to make the transfer to liiin,
tn k no nuestions. and to take no receipt.
The other letter was to the doctor. 44 1
For ten days I have taken no foo I nor no
drink ; but that does not kill me, and now
I have taken poison. I have no reproach.
night, and the remainder of the world re- yawoleon the Fourth, and His Sanguine to make to you, but I could not live wiih
tires to rest, you'll have a bed r-i some Expectations. out your love. When I am dead, look at
covering. They'll hire some one to hoe ' heart. You will see your name there.
that dirt on ot you, cut you nair, uig out pri rmwrisil of France. aoo- i two reonests to make of vou. Go
your nails, and when you come out you , .y faag returIlctI from holiday on to my solicitor, ami take what he has for
11 ha lie- mt 5 ci.r thaf t nilF fWLTn n At nrl . .. . l I . I . . L...t:.I.... t Ir..t
iiiwwurau1.1,..jv. .... , . Wltr, nis niotner, aim iiivs vou. and then KO OH on a ihmiuuv wiuij
resumed his studies at th Itoyai Military tor a fuw months. 1 he omer request is
Aoailemv at Woolwich. It is said that he that von never ak where I am buried, and
expresses a inorougmy ooyisu wiiuwub: never come to my grave.
in Mip N-ino eonie. Kr;ir.anu socaKS uneu ui I npre was a oost iunii.ni ciuiunmuuu
. . . ... . i . , . 1 . . . . ' i 1,- a ,n t...
riip tinip whi-n lip wi ii pntertain ins canci i m ule oi tne vouiiir hut o ui. .mi nn
fripnfls at the Tni eries. Of course, tne ir,.a.st. over her heart, deepiv linpnnieu m
Tnileries will have to be rebuilt. The tne m.sh, were the initials of the doctor's
Prinpp U (Ipoidedlv bnirht and lntt-liec- name. The characters seemed to nae
nn.1 larl. full nf animal spirits, and of a hipen made there two or three years b fore.
rollicking humor which betrays him into -riiey were probably imprinted by her ow n
sundry practical iokes. lie ooes more ca-
will think vou are some fcnglish duke.
over here to hunt ducks and buy gas
The prisoner said he was willing to go
nn. and if the institution pleased him as
well as he thought it would he might come
hack for a lonirer sentence. Detroit tree
The Range of a Chinaman's Appetite.
Tea is an indispensable requisite at ev
ery Chinese board, but coffee is also con
sumed to a moderate extent. The popu
lar supposition that the heathen eschews
the anient is somewhat erroneous. He
rarplr imhihes to the degree of riotous hi
larity, but be does relish right heartily the
m shoo, or rice brandy, and consumes
large quantities of thi3 pernicious distilla
tion. The sam shoo is an article surpass
ing in the strength and durability ot its
Intoxicating properties the famous sheep
herder's delight, and tne neatnen ijcuiij
tea ilr'ill in the WIT of punishment, thai!
any of his comrades, inougn ne uau w
wia Q snoelul PXaminaUOIl till Cliuoin.,
owin" to tne peculiar uuutuitm
position, be has gained twelve places since
f . . . l .. PAllMl i. i. I ilavi.t0B
rnd m mK-iiiin 1 1 L 1 1- neuvTi'i. w v. . .......
himself with especial ardor to the study of
the science in which his great-uncle excel
led, and of which his father said, in a letter
written shortly before his death to Major
Duncan, that 44 eacn oi its improeuraiu
was a step in tne progress oi citiuidiwu.
hand on the day when she first saw him.
A Perfect Home.
The most perfect home I ever saw was
a little house Into the sweet incense of
whose Area went no costly things. A
thousand dollars served as a year's living
of father, mother an three children. But
the mother was the creator of a home ; her
relations with her children were the most
beautiful 1 have ever seen ; even the dull
and commonplace man was hired np ana
herders deiignt, ana tne neauien lacunj , ,-7l tn artillery and his and commonplace man waswa?ioi
of resisting its injurious effect, demon- Napoleon HI referred U r tand hl good work b u
strates the power of his physical tempera
ment and fortitude ot nis mieuectuai or
ganization. The Chinamen do not hanker
alter rats, as Is commonly believed, but
among the poorer classes this varmint is
uuniinmna ilevonreil nv nrcesslij.
sleek and well-fed cat, however, is a
for the pods and is greatly esteemei
the heathen epicure. For this, reason
il by
i irifinirv
liahlP at anv time to be snatched from the
rug of luxury and eae and dropped info a
pot of boiling water. San Francisco Call.
Ix Virginia the fine for robbing a mock
ing bird's nest is $20. The offender may
be arrested without warrant, and the line
goes into the school fund.
Ul-.mteresieuauuj.iitivu. T'.Tr:. Li,-kUthi!wMJn created: everV
all the more praisewormy jmer m, un- inntarilv looked
pleasant experience of its enects at reaan. . ot
-London Cor. N. Y. Graphic. . """'V. ,' , he n.se
hn.i or rfnvor leaf. Which, in r!te Of , tier
A r.rvTLEMAX who purchased a bot of hard housework she always found time to
peaches recently looked aroand lor a boy put by our pw- w".
seateil on a 1 toe evening, wc --
ir I her influence, sine nas ai way a
TheasCed him if he wouldn't like to always . wW ten., .deator mo r w-
fn I ano a nuurc-iuaivri, .
loving heart and exquisire race no o-e
added the appltaneea of wealth aud slit en
largement ot wider culture, her wyuld
have been absolutely the ideal home. As
it was, it was the best 1 have" ever seen.
Helen Hunt.
who would carry them
. 1 1 A" .. 1 n I...! L-oatoi I atri '1
. - . . x . t w ... it h uiv lie. iubu s ituxrii ittu ot-'
?.rr::ii ,; bench, eatine the last remnants of .pear.
uie victim t ui urc 71-- - - p, .i..j ,,
earn ten cents bv carrying the box to suet
a number and street, and the boy prompt
ly rep. ied that he wouldn't. 44 W hy J
queried the man. "Why?" echoed the
boy, 44 becanse dad died the other day, and
now I'm head of the family, and how'J I
look lugging peaches around?"

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