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. - "WE." "Whf n I was young, somo years ago How many well, I do not It now I formed a feeling ery lntenso For u lady young, und rich, tind fair, Who horo a pleasing business air, And tilled an editorial cbntr On tlio "Journal of Common Sense." I wooed her long and tenderly, And UBlted myself, "Does she love mcl" I thought she did. I was elatu With hope, for when Mio spolto to mo, Bho always used the plural "ttc,M As though wo were in a holy state Matod ond married, don't vou seof Ah me, how happy wo would bo! Did the loe mo? Well, I confess I thought she'd gladly answer "jes." I plucked up courage, ashed if sho Tv Would bo a little ttilfc to mo; Bho prefaced hor reply with "wo" I almobt Jumped uud hissed her. And then she said in accents free: "Ah that, ah that can never be, But 'ue' will ho a sister." Oh, miserable mo; I then did sno Tho pronoun sho had used with me Was only editorial "we." Frank Pemraon, In Yankeo Made. FREEZING TO DEATH. It Is Pleasant, But Not So tho Restoration to Life. . A Mriuoriililo Night Jtliln In 31 ill no in tlio Cold Winter of 1810 lti'murknblo Sagacity l)lnplu.ted Ilyn llorHC Torture. "Freeze to death if you want to. You will lileo it. Hut don't let any body fetch you to aimin. That will almost kill you." That was tho strange remark mndo by Captain K. L. Zclj of Unlontown, who gravely declared that in tho terribly rigorous winter 18:5!)-' 10 ho was "actually frozen to doatb,1 which declaration he supplemented with tho above remark. "Tho first bnow of that season," said the Captain, "fell tho la&t week in October, 18:59. The lut snow of the season came May 1(J, 1810. Between these two dates there wasn't less than six feet of snow on tho level all the time, and where tho wind had full sweep twenty feet was no uncommon thing to see. Wo had eight months of uninterrupted sleighing, and the thermometer for live months was at no time higher than twenty degrees above zero, while most of tho time it sported between lifteon and twenty below. "This was in Maine. I had an interest in somo lumber that year up in tlio Piscataquis country, and it was necessary in February, 1840, for me to go into that region and look after my interests. It was a long journey, but tho sloJghing wns like glass, anil I had ono of (the boBt""ltornes that ovt Aiivcd. ' If ho hadn't been I wouldn't bo here to-day to tell what occurred to mo on that trip. "Tho bocond day of my journey the weather was as cold as twenty below zero could make it, and was gradually getting colder. ' 1 know I would reach one of those queer little villages common to tho Miiino backwoods early that evening. There I intended to stay all night and drive on next morning to tho houbo of tho agent of tho lumber property, twclvo miles further along. I reached tho villago and found that there was no tavern there. Accommodations wero ollered me as a privato house, but 1 was informed that I could not obtain a drop of water for my horso in tho en tiro settlement. There had been no rain since winter set in, and there wasn't a well or a spring anywhere in the region in which thero was a drop of water. Tho nearest water was in tho Piscataquis river, nearly threo miles distant, to which what stock thero was in the village was driven ovory day to drink and enough water was carried back in buckets to keep tho personal wants of the villagers supplied. Jly, horo was badly in need of water, and I couldn't think of lotting him go all night without a drink. So I ato my supper at tho villago house, and, finding that I must drive on to tho river if my horso was to have his much-needed drink that night, I mado up my mind that I might as well keep right on to the agent's as to drive back to tho villago after watering my horse. "It was a starlight night, but tho air was filled with that peculiar frozen'' mist frequently noticeable in high, frosty localities. As wo neared tho river this haze became more dense, until anally it was with difliculty that I could see any thing ahead of mo. It Was almost lileo passing through a storm of scaly ice. Suddenly I was thinking that wo must bo almost on tho margin of tho river thero camo a crackling sound, a loud splash of water, and tho next second my horso was floundering about in water, which also covored tho sleigh and tho robes and myself up to my waist. In that thick banl: of ioy mist the horso had plunged into tho river bolow whore I had been told to cross, and had bioken through t tho thin ico that had formed since tho ico had boon cut away that evening to give tho cattle from tho villago a plieo to drink. The water splashed about by tho horso soon drenched tho rest of me, and in les time than I can tell it I was coated with a rapidly thickening armor of ice. I guess my noble beast must havo floundered at least n minute in that hole before ho know oxactly what had happened. When tho situation did como to him ho becamo quiet, threw hie foro feet up, and lodged them both on tho ico with a concerted blow liko a trip-hammer. The ico was thick, but beneath that blow an immense cako was broken oil' and carried down under tho edge of tho ico below. Tho horse swam onward, dragging the sleigh with it, through tho rapidly- f reo.ing slush. Once more ho pounded tho ico ahead of him with his powerful foro feet, und again tho ico yielded. During all this time I was shouting for help. I might, at tho first breaking in of the horse, havo turned and leaped back to shore, but 1 did not collect my thoughts in time. It was now too late, and even if it had not been I was so still'oned by tho casing of ico that I couldn't have moved to savo myself from death. Tho horso kept on, and, strange ns it may seem, broke a channel for fifty feet across that rhor and drew tho sleigh out safely on tho other side. Then ho started off at tho top of his speed toward our destination. Ho soon struck tho road, and away wo went. "I knew that although ono danger was escaped a greater was beforo us, and 1 urged the horso on. My sleigh robes and my clothing had frozen so solid that if I had been encased in iron I could not havo been more motionless. My liorao was naturally jet black, but his icy coating mado him stand out oven against that frozen mist liko a specter horoo. I could not move even my hands. Wo wero not yet half way to tho agent's hou&o when I found my self grow ing drowsy. I could no longer ue my voice. The clatter of tho horse's hoofs and tho creaking of the runners on the icy road sounded to mo like thunder claps and weird, hideous cries. 1 know llmt I was freezing, but I labored hard to rouse. myywill and fight with it against my fafo. The stars looked like great coals of fire, although beforo they could bo seen but dimly through tho peculiar haze. The trees, their branches covered with snow, took on tho shapes of gigantic and fantastic ghosK Still I preserved till my powers of reasoniug. Finally I found myself growing deliciously warm. An indescribable languor, attended with pleasant visions, took possession of me. I heard sweet strains of music where before only tumult and startling cries had assailed my ears. Still, knowing what all this meant, I made one moro mental ciTor to,8hakoioff the deadly spell. ThatrrattluT A- .-,i "I don't know how far I was awa from my destination when I thus froze to death, but I was aftor u time made aware that I was boing called back to existence by sufloring such torture as tho victim of tho rack might feel. Greater agony I could not feel. Suddenly at my feet tho pricking of n million needles assaulted my fleh. Torturing mo at that spot a moment until X writhed in agony, it dashed quickly up- my logs, stopping t an instant hero and there, as if. gloating over my misery, and then crawled with awful pain slowly upward, until it scorned that tiny jets of tho Jlamo wero being blown into my body, heart und- biain. Tho intensity of this agony was not constant. If it had been I must havedied iignln. It came in torturing waves. Each wave was a trillo loss furious than its predecessor, until at last tho storm wns passed and I found mysolf a weak, speechless, limp, and helpless mortal lying on a robo beforo tho fireplace of my friend tho agent. "Ho had brought mo back to life, but, as true as 1 toll you. I did not feel it in my heart at tho time to thank him for doing it. Wlibn I vii3 strong enough to bear it ho told mo that soon after going to bed he was aroused by tho peculiar and loud neighing of a horse. lie got up and looked out of tho wirfclow. lie saw a sight that startled him a ghostly horso with a ghostly sloigh and a ghostly driver in the rou'd beforo his door. As soon as ho cqiltt recover himsolf ho hurried Lout. Dlfepbvenpg that tho horse's driver waSctpad, ho carried him to tho house and laid him on tho floor and then recognized mo in tho driver. Knowing that if mo nothing coujd, bo dono toward it until this aTl)p.t an.d clothing wero thawed uVhtyrihadot'he lire blaze and Jil;iSit,t9HeM'escuo of tho fuithfuJlWhdV lfad reasoned with himsplf M'h inust stop at tho first housohg!$u, o m that terriblo night, mv. Jtifadertonded on . y, juPm tiv "By tho 'timohhbWe was cared for I was invh1xpbi)bVouglit bade to life, if it'pould'fcjbd, done. I was stripped and rubbcdJirlBkly, with for over an hour'beforo I gave any evidence th'atrl might bo called back. Then another hour was spent in tho same treatment when a spoonful of brandy was poured down my throat. Aftor that circulation of my blood began, and so did tho agony I described. That suffering continued for an hour and then I was onco moro alive. And that coming back over tho boundary makes mo acho yet whenover I think of it. I didn't mind tho dying. That, in fact, was rather a pleasure. But tho coming to life! If ever I f reozo to death again I want it known that tho man who resuscitates mo does so at his peril." Harrisburg Cor. N. Y. Times. CHINESE BRICK TEA. AnAitlcIn Tlmt Is Until Toort mill Drink to MongolltiiiH and Siberians. It is well known that most of the tcaintonded for consumption in European Russia has been diverted from tho overland routo and now goes to Russia by steamer, either via London or direct to Odessa. Tho finest tea of all, owing to a prevalent opinion that sea carriage impairs tho flavor, still goes overland; Russians are in tho habit of paying prices for tea unheard of in this country, the caravans would havo little to depend on now if thoy trusted for support to tho tea which still continues to go overland to Russia. They rely, however, on tho carriage of tho coarse brick tea which is consumed in Mongolia, Manchuria and Siberia. On my way back to Pokin from visiting the Great Wall, I met numerous large armed caravans of camels, laden with tea, and often preceded by a pictur esque, fierce-looking lartnr horseman, lance in hand, who glared, rather ferociously at tho strangoforeign devil." Tho demand for brick tea manufactured at Hankow, threo hundred miles up tho Yang-Tse-Kiang, and Foo-Choo on the JUin, whenco it is shipped to Tien-'l&in is great and annually increasing, tho inhabitants of Mongolia, Manchuria and Siberia using it both as food and drink, while sometimes it even takes tho place ol currency, tho value of articles being calculated in bricks of tea. In spite of tho fact that this trade is so hopelessly weighted by tho enormous charges for overland carriage, tho demand is so groat that moro than GO,-000,000 pounds, principally brick, wcie convoyed overland in 1S87 to Mongolia, Siberia and Russia, via Kalgan that is to say, an amount equal to about one-third of tho total annual consumption of Great Britain. It is therefore not difficult to imagine tho sudden development which will take placo in this trndo alone, when a not inconsiderable proportion of the heavy overland charges aro knocked off by the advent of a railway. And tea is only one of the many specific articles of commerce for which this railway will i- . ji iii.i A j in i mtllUU UIl - i.iiiiif. ior lusuuicu, wmccrTjiounu tviuun sixty miles of tho capital, and now costs from 3 to iil per ton at Pekin, will probably bo reduced in price to considerably under 1.' Blackwood's Magazine. THE MODERN PIANO. A Condcnsoil History of tho Involution of tlio Populur Instrument. The piano, as wo see it to-day, is the growth of centuries of invention. In its infancy it was a harp with two or three strings. From timo to time moro strings wero nddtJd, and after a while tho cithara was born. The eithara was in tho shape of tho letter P, and had ten strings. It took many centuries for musicians to got tho ideaof stretching tho strings tieross an open box, but somewhere about the year 1200 this was thought of, and tho dulcimer made its appearance, tho strings being struck with hammers. For another hundred years these hammers wore held in tho hand of the player, and then a genius invented a. keyboard, which, being struck by tho fingers, moved tho hammers. This instrument wSjtillod a or keyed erthura. This underwent somo modifications and improvements from time to time. In Queen Elizabeth's timo it was called a virginal. Then it was called a spine, because 'tho hammers wero covered with spines or quills, yJcU struck o" caught the strings or wires and produced the sound. From 1700 totlSOC it was much, onlarged and irtprovod( and called a harpsichord, and was tho nstrumon(t, tlmt Lidy Washington, RJrs. HuTniltqn and tho fine ladies of our revolutionary tinios pluyed upon. In 17l), BiirtolomeojCristofoJi, an Italian, invented a ktpfcv keyboard, $uch as wo have now stbstfaiilially, which caused tho hammers tojstrfco tho wires from above, mhU thus developed tho piano. In tho past I.jO years thero is no musical instrument which has so completely absorbed the inventive faculty of man ns tho piano. The reason is obvious; it is tho household instrument par excellence. Toledo Blade. Miss A. A. Crisp, a famous professional nurse, who hud received tho decoration of the royal red cross from Queen Victoria, recently married ono of tho physicians of tho Now Zealand hospital, of which sho had charge. Hor wedding gown was tho costume of hor profession, and tho brldomaids wore nineteen nursefa, all in uniform. A. AFTERNOON TEA. 8ald Mrs. G. to Mrs. D. ('Twoo o'er a cup of flno Bohca): "Our pretty hostess yonder, Has gained In looks surprisingly; Sho ecciks as well ns well can bo! What fa tho cause, I wonder?' 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WITHOUT TACKG OR NAILS. that it is not necessary to go into detail Allnudri's shoo m ide of tlielicst stock. but hi of for In tin- uiarUt, In made exprt&sl) for I'ollciuiui, Letter Carriers, pnrposdj for maty wear, und should last a car. ricmimii ndid for fertile ami tomfoit. and Jiid'u foi Hate tin n tlioroiijjlily tcttrO anil site (lie beet IUJTTON AM) LACE. &pf flifli ff&OHfjrn for AND $2 SHOES LADIES. VTwn the micstlon wax MifcsHtfd of piittlnp :i I. d V Mine on tlio tmric t ut a popilar price, we it onca nuliumtcil toirel serwcrbuif, hitiirii '"' '" "" " '' mi uv '"'" "H'"! "" last succeeded, und ?an now Kite, ton a tli it In In t tei itiit wnrtlit of tour eoi t.ldcr itlon, ind oii 'tlndlticiuulto those tthlcli hat u b en costing ton Siwimu .i'i. iiiicoxnoesnir urn niwe i i run . . . .i . -i .!. .i... .72 t it.. .... ..n.w titi.l.i.il. f. iitvlitifiiTi.vtwirttnHlbtifiiriilfcli Kill. UUl oi the vnbi Kiu luai jwKi.iu nrotniif.1 in uii' , . '-'..- . 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GANGER nnil Tumors Cured, no lent fe, boo free Kiii. (JrutlKiiytfcllutli. M Kva Street. Cincinnati. Ohio Said Mrs. D. to Mrs. Q. " She's changed indeed, but then, you eo, Sho put asido objection, And tried that famous remedy, Which did eo much for you and roe Pierce's Tavorito Prescription." iifacu www ATTOIINHV. 1VASIII.VOTON. It. V., U'ULI. OKI' YOlTli I'E.SuaOft without DELAY. rorlNVFNTORS. 10pji UOOK FIltK. Allr.,1 ATENTS t", T numeral 1. si I.iw, U uhlutou, I), 0. THIS l'.Ull,.ltJllBIvi.rll.. 1236 tt'UUN U'KlTIMa TO AUVEIITISEUS PLEAHS tnte that fof taw tbe AdveiHsffrncwt la thl , paper. -i 7: N-, For "run-down," debilitated and overworked women, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Preset iptlon is the best of all restorative tonics. It is a potent Specific for all those Chronic "Weaknesses and Diseases peculiar to Women; a powerful tonio and nervine, it impaits vigor and strength to the whole system. It promptly cures weakness of stomach, nausea, indigestion, bloating, weak back, nervous prostration, debility and sleeplessness. It is carefully compounded by an experienced and skillful physician, and adapted to woman's delicate organization. Purelv vegetable and perfectly harmless in. any condition of the system. "'Favorite Prescription" is the only medicine for women, sold by druggists, under a positive guarantee of satisfaction in every case, or price ($1.00) refunded. This guarantee l'mo beeu printed on tho and faithfully earned out for many years. Copyrighted, 1833, by Wokld's DisrnNSAnY Medical Association, Proprietors. JW5SSSS IITTLE IIVER PILLS. a?i ex a a.'tVfc 1XTft.VAIC DurnU; xTMAak t. i"r.i rur .-.. Wy.WVt Unenunled to take. Ono tiny, BlllouB Hoadncbo, CoiiBtiimtlon, deruuffemcuta of the stomach und bowels. CAUHO W, dealer the nil . . -. !.,. ,....., do not be deceived thereby. Dealers make moi t; body, tbertlore do not bo Induced to buy BhomtlKit DO lloi. AS' name aud the price stamp, d on tin- Ihouiauds ol dollars arc saved annually In this country MADE SEAMLESO. The reputation of this Shoo is so well established 6S.00 GENUINE SHOE. 84.00 HAND-SEWED WEIT SHOE. Tin 83.50 POLICE AND FAKMEKS' SHOE. Itallroad iikii and Faimcrs. 83.G0 IJXTKA VALUE OALr SHOE. Made SU.25 IVOKKIKGJIAN'S SHOE. Isrpcclally 3'i.OO SHOE. Look at Hum 13.00 nutl 61.75 HOYS' SCHOOL SHOES. faUiun. ALfc MADE (N CONGKKSS. ri (fjjfi m, l, mmmi& m ex at ttin tiVo hollcitliou ami (oro'faet. N. v.