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rnrrurll to riowr.
Hrirch MrenofthefiaHen. Field and Wood
Ami Wattln. 3 e bare c -me. and o hare 0.
t.'k i's .-r In me ttwrry interlude,
. ten tlie t .:' s-t-r tViutsr - on
t '-4-ir.-"-'-i"iiVra bnl'iant lane
V. - traM-IW. hi.tin np th
ii--ipe' j.)rr- t lVanty. ut th t -n
i is a tiirnj. in..-- e.t...r.ti which no tr
t i i ti i- ma', i r iiflMHieouie nigh
Nwtt ttjR .. ....iiey wWli wesaetholeos,
llu'h was Hie fi-aance which o cave tbo lreie,
A- ho ran r.mr.ns all aton; ) our tolls -
i.Uil vers je when the rain frm clou-iy well
Sparkle! jjoa your petals, and the fuo,
Like one b in the Messed hwicn dwells
1'inie down and r.cdly kife-i a eteryune.
An 1 e.tr day until your course was run.
I, kemu- l'ercarcd,uinour sraves I :,
Mourn your al.cnce with unfeigned grief;
UemfuiNraDw j-ainU rae all j -mr pretty a .
In j our line pmre from your firft creen lai
liit I o ti.J up like the Autuun oheaf
In mt low -plendor. O yn fairy thins '
Win -hoult je so down like a ruiikea reafT
Uli lit- this trMl1. yJv mar farewell Wins.
An.l cau. the deflation which yiurahn bring!
Th..u Snow-drop, riral ortho taintleM wow .
Th.tu Cru-, lunn. of the monarch' crown ,
T in it PrnnroM. pinner in a s0den fhow
tthirh flittered hn-kly all the sreenbanli dewn
1 It.tu lUiy, wearer ofthehndal jrown;
TIku I.ilt , lady of the ancient Halt c
Thou i'n.m . sddier in thy ro.1 renown;
T H-. tt..,nn Afrivrrhudl&ixl wall.
11 w h-Mcieall -meduwn under the ppoilerV 1111
1 ir-'well rmpaniotif of the sinsin; hillK,
0 ttie crerii crni-ji and f the 3llow crop,
f 'nemN rrtcw an-I of Elawv rill;
wtflierh n tho lofty mountain's U. :
Ve w-.r-li-puers Wneath the crystal col,
'mI n t'if namnishinin;. solar fane;
1 in well, f.trewell, in potto and in hop.
our lieirt- Mill linger on in daily pain,
t hi hi jour happy look azain.
l V ll tnr E. C. Vf KTH.
.i w t i'it trt is our laby
t tu.l. four yean old,
uiin ha rvd and dewy lipped, -
t-rth her weight ie gold,
m the parlor
On th it mo fry day,
W hi tliftordf ztiiuatim,
A? tStf w se one -a.
Sw .ii '-.rt i-VlM out railr.
"Ki-p l I ltf-au.l Mull
i' tik" I Ik t -tuan
V u, it f'U.
(Jti rft it ! 'UUIMB-S
i.tnt - I. -eped-
, r - i 1-1 . tetum
i icni lie-1" cried FWo.
T r e and WellU
Til- i lour oiimt.-
Mii r- ti'
.I declare '
i -i ' 1 "ed letter'
( i . 1 our tiny elf .
M ik it open, Bs
V. i .ttomjaeif.''
i ii thr Glrnr miff '.
t "titeMrt 't ale ' a.
- m, rmtleileau'
Km ill f.ll'll WTltttt'l 10
. , Vf tr,t, f
I v,.i,(i; ffjf It"-.
ii -ii -ml " and sweetheart
r ieda littlesifffe.
M - it make mo twy."
, v,-m httle RmV T
l.i 1 replies,
V i i, in- fhftuld make you Inu zh
v -,11 t Swevtbeart, sraoh ,
.n i ti , tufc 'buat mine ,
I'm mu J ii' w, me never 'irc
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v. i h 'k.
Piim, n. 1. .i-t' r.'ii- lt nnn:i in .intiium.
r r. i. it i mt "'' 1 k.nin r :i Imh trun- .'t
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i. , i -ili i -1 .it the in u!i i! t'n riuT
iltv.wlu Iilm ! t'm- :iiM-tH ir n'huit .i
u , f.t . 1 (in t hm I.'-''"- tin .ijH-n
, l , h ti . . In - .'.. it lull .1 in i If up
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(tt' l'.t .i I'l.irc, t m-i-ttni: f a li-it-'I,
t. - i .i i iiiin li. :i li-il of e.t-r. and
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liimM not Im'
- Hd. coin'' what tniirht, he
i mj,,.-),'i- tl' m h'T fortne
I walked on till I muh to . litth- jiuhlie
luul- at the furtln r ru ot the town, i'1m
to thr r mh tiay tint iH.nlfrt'd the canary,
and turnel in there tor a da-- nl Wr and a
eru-t of hre.id and elieec. a- well a- for the
j..irfc-e of 1'i ikin a tew itn-iimr- a- to my
"Udl, indtvd." "ltd K.tn IIowI.iih!-. the
I til dlord. there- no lttiWe w .iy to pt to
Dtlhid.int to-ni-:lit, nd unle ym take a
. ir fr 'in .Mr. I'ltonr.. '
l -h in't li:ie a ear fnnu Mr. .lone-."
1 Mid '-('.111 "t I hire one anywhere cl-e
ll.in -hook hi- head ; there wa.- no hor-e
r e-.ir in Ahcnnaw oxecjit tlic lior-. ami
vi- owned ly Mr. Jones.
"Then there i- nothing for it Imt walk
i I - lid : ! niu-t ?o round hy laan
1 ur Mriiire." Hut I didn't like the idea
t .i ten mile-" walk llironch the mi-t and
- itherin-r iloom.
Mult'" -lid K.in. Uhy shouldn't
..i l'o oer the hride the railwny
"I- tlie hride ii .ilile, then '1 I'.m m
t HiTov ?
"O dear, ye- Tlie gentlemen from the
riilwa eoineover crx ofteu, and to-day
lln-rh Vtih and DaiJ MorrL- did e.ime oer
Irom the I'olhritli iiarry."
"And wliat ditanee will tliat sae me?'"
"Four r fixe mile ; ye ure."
nd thr hride L- safe?"
Oh. it i- ery -Irons and afe ind.Ntl .
or how -hotild Uurh Iuh and .i'u Mor-ri-
eome oer, and tlie railway gentlemen
t.Ni . je-. Hiire.
Aud the railway people won't ohjeet to
my going oer?"
TIee all knK'tetl oil work for the
d.iv. and there won't 1k a mhi! near the
hridge h-it yniTself."
"Then ol eourse I'll go oer it."
li it 1 found that there were eertain dif
fu tilth"- in tlie way. The railway hridge
ero-i-ed the e-tuary at n oint aUmt a quar
ter ot a mile from the little inn that formed
the extremitv of the town, at a vot where
it- channel wa- narrowed to a dUtnnec of
ahout three-iiiiarters of a mile. The un-lini-hed
hridge was eon-trueted of piles firm
ly driven into the mt f the rier, from
whieh ros-e iuige piers of tiuiWr tothe height
of aUHit forty feet. Along the-e were ina--le
kilk-. de-dined to uj-rt the platform
ot the hridge, whil-t each pier was-trengtli-ened
and -nptNtrted, and strengthenwl ami
npiorted it-neighlwr, hy an arrangement
of cr le:ini-and ties-.
AVhen I reaelied tlie liank f the rher
with my guide, Kvan Kowlands 1 founl
that there wa a eon-klcniWe hbtu- lietween
the shore and the neare-t pier about ahun-
dreilyanl-. I.van, Iwweter, was prejiareil
with'a v'.an for retching it. A friend of hU
wa- the matter of the little Up, the Ann
.lones, whieh was lying in the tiny creek
alcove, lie and In- mate were now on ikwm
her, and they had got their little dingy with
them. Kvan would ltrrow the Wit and
diop down with the stream, anddejxMt me
at the loot vl the nearest pier.
lut why not lerry me right oier the
mcr? 1 askeii
4tNot iKs-ihIe,"" said Kian. There were
-tallows and quiektAndi at the other ndc
which at this time of the tide were cry
So wc made our way along the road whieh
Overlooks thn fsitnnrv till wiwiiip tn th lit
tle liarlKtr. Kvan had no difieulty in lor-
wui me utngv, and we were soon anon,
stuwtin ouieklv dou-n h strra
It was almo-t dark now, for although the
tun i was not yet down, the torm that was
gathering upun the horizon oleured his
Jiglit. ireatoluniesof cloud and vapor
wercdrhini-uii Ufi.rn tli. wind which
howled and moaned intcnuittently, as Mast
VOL. XLVII. NEW
mcoocJpil llat, and died away again. TIio
wind and tide were in oar lavor, and the
jb-0 of the stream occupied in lrat a Tcry
lew moment-. Approaching the end of the
hridsp, Kvan pa-?cd a rofe from the tcrn of
the diny on to a crov-piecc that formed a
sort of platform, a foot or so from the
I jumped, and landed safely on the leilk,
and then 1 found that my way upward was
liy climhin the neare-t pier, acros which
were nailulmuh, irregular taie which
ronstitutol wirat ialled a workman's lad
der. 1 liad no intention of undertaking any
acrokitic feat, and the idea of climhin up
to tliat giddy height by -iuch ro'Jsli, unre
liaMesuports distasteful enough. 1
wouldn't try it. I would go lack in the
lit to dry land onee more. Hut the lmat
liad ppun out of car-hot, or indeed eyt-hot
either. There I -tood, then, in the mid-t of
a rushing, raging msi, npona iolk of limler,
emliraeing a huge black pier, the head of
whirh was lost in the gloom and iuit over
head. I couldn't stay here : 1 mut get
aero, the bridge at all hacirds, and my
Mily way was upiiiird.
lip 1 went slowly, sten bv step, testing
each frail splintered staic ere 1 tru-ted my
weight to it. More than one broke awav in
inv liands, and fell into the ea below. lut
wlien I reached the top, I thought, then all
tlii danger would !je oier. I should find a
linn, secure platform a rail, or, at lcit.i
rope for the baud.
ll lien I came to tlic top of the pier, I saw
trctehed out licfore me a licam, susrnded,
as it sccmel, in mid-air. a narrow lteam,
iuKt liVea rojic, it seemed to me stretchtl
over this wild abyss of raging waves that.
and nothing else. There were footprints in
me narrow nuge oi timncr it was not more
than two feet at the bniadest and the sight
1 them give lne courage. Men liad insd
oier here lieforc me ; 1 would pass too.
ml m. without giving mysell a moment
more to think, I stepped ; and tlie moment
when letting go with my hands, I stxnl
upon that topmost round of the ladder, and
kilaneod myself for an instant, as I placed
invscH upon the plank that moment in
which 1 emc-d to quiier. and sway to and
I r.t. high up on this giddy jicrch, lieyond
the ken oi any human eye tiut moment oi
terror. , if strange wailing thoughts, of in-
tinct to cast myself headlon;; into the se.i.
w:is inM'nsation as any oruinary week ol
placid beiniT . and yet it rameand went like
any other moment, and 1 stood erect un
the heam, and U'gan my perilous wa)'.
I heard the wind f.ir ofi. liellowing among
the hnaker on the bar; 1 heard it screech
ing and howlini: oer the tl'its. telt a mo
ot' iilm. the strung, unnatural hi.-h.
.mil then'the ruh and leapot the storm, as it
Inirihvl oy me. lushing the s.iit pray into
mv eve-, it came, sei.in all the lmse corner-
of my apiiarcl, and cracking tin m
like vhip-l:islns, carrying away my feeble
breath in it- wild coar-c, but leaving me
v i1, thank (i.td leaving no' still balanced
:i my j.lnnk.
The just had cleared the mi-t for a sine.-.
and 1 t ould now sec lieforc me, though indi
um th enough, hut 1 e mid -cc tl-nt there
only another length of unprotiN-tcil balk
lievond that wa- n bro.id. -ale platfbnu of
tun',, stretclicl Iroin i.icr to pier. tin. to
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AVith this, too, an im-jwsikahle rage . a kind
ofcru-hed defiance, a revolt again-t the doom
whieli wa- imminent, a reo!t whieh felt it--elt
hojieles and u-ele-s from It- leglnning.
WhiUt all this st.mu of emtlieting
thoughts was whirling thrtnigh my hrain,
the turmoil tttt-idc wa- dimini-hing. The
wind had htt-.ied ftr a while, and acn-- my
face there came fjr a moment a sort of ruddy
glow, the lat le:im- of the sun '-etting
ntiiilly into the -ea. The ajors divided
lor a moment, the huge dark mass of a
mountain trowncd down upui me for a
moment only then the tloud- encompassed
me onee more the glow died away the
awful ghomv gray of night liegan to gather
in ujmhi me fikca net.
should I drop into tlie sea and end it all ?
To die in the dark would lie more horrible
than anything else. Kvcn on the quietest,
most re-igned death-lted. the lo-- of light i
tlie most disquieting trouble to the deart
ing soul. Light ' more light ' is the la-t
cry of the spirit in extremity. And now it
seemed a- though nature had determined to
spare me no ng ol all the gathering hor
rors of my dtHiiu. Darkness and de-iKiir
were settling down npn my soul.
1 hen came the sd,nn once more with n
ru-h of gatlieretl rain, a hovil, a shout, a
roar of triumph, as the shrill wind trumitet-
cd ffl-t, preeiir-cr of more furious bla-t. I
could ltcar no nittrc. A sapless, nerveless
lorm 1 vias, swept lroin the lieam like a
withered lear from a branch, and I foil .
catching at some ero lieam- a- 1 fell, but
losing my hold in a moment, and dropping
Once more conseion-ne-s returned. A
vague, silvery light was difliised almut mc,
alwvc were stars shining, huge Iialks of tim
lier glimmerotl overhead. I was stretched
upen a lied of wet sand, lying on my liaek,
looking up into the sky.
1 was not dead. then. No! Was I
maimed, crushed? 1 drew up one limb after
anothcr,fearing lot a sudden shent of agony
should betray some grievous hurt. Uut no '
1 was sound in limb ; and as I raised myself
and looked ntiout, I felt that, except for
dizziness and a wonderful ringing that vw
cca-elcs-ly going tin in my head, I was un
hurt. And 1 was saicd? Tliat was as
When I ro-e and stood iijmn my feet, 1
looked around mc and saw that I luul fallen
upon a little i-land, a narrow -pit of sand
that bad formed in the ctldy ran-etl by the
pile of the bridge, tin each si,lc ol it inn
a strong and rapid current. All this I saw
by the light of the moon, sometimes bright,
sometimes obscured, as she jtirtctl her way
among the f.i-t driving clouds.
Distantly aenKs tlic waters shone the
lights of the little town. It had its gas
lamps, which sparkled brilliantly in the
night ; and from out of the black rocks
which showed again-t the sky-line, here
and there the soft light of a candle in a
cottage window gleamed like a fairy lamp.
On the other side of the c-tuary there
were no lights ; but the straining eye might
di-ccrn the gloom of high hills, that
seemed, indeed, orly like darksome chasms
in the sky; but as 1 watched, 1 saw a tiny
star that was gliding among the rucks. Xow
seen, now lost, I followed it with longing
eyes . and li-tcning intently, 1 heard the
clatter of horses' lioofs, and "the murmur of
wheels rising and falling, as the road wound
in and out among the rocks further or nearer.
It was some carriage rolling rapidly towards
home towards iy home, and here was I a
1 shouted, but my voice seemed lost in the
great spare. The wind tarried it up the
river, blew it away into stilled fragments.
1 1 was u-eless to cry. So one would hear
me. How long should I have tolnc' Was
there any chance that 1 might yet escape?
1 could not swim; thohannelon either side
SERIES, VOL. XX.
was therefore, an impassable, barrier. Kvcn
had I lieen an excellent swimmer, I doubt if
in my cnlecblcd state I could have won the
further bank of the channel, where the cur
rent was running the least swiftly. How
long would my L-land remain uncovered by
the sea ?
Six or eight feet almvc my head, tingled
masses of sea-wced hanging in the inters
tices of the woixl-work showed the highest
reach of the tide. The chb had commenced
an hour lieforc I started from Abcnnaw.
Allowing an hour for my subsequent adven
tures, the ebb would still have three hoars
to run; then another three hours' flood
would clap-o before the tide would once
more reach mc, 1 remcmliercd that 1 had a
lbsfc of metal in my pocket which still con
tained a dram of brandy, and that I had a
few fragments of biscuit in my pocket, re
maining of some that my wife had packed up
fur my u-e a couple of days lieforc. 1 drank
the brandy and munched the biscuits, and
felt again liopeful. Six hours! Why, in
that time help might come. Heath was no
l!ut I was entirely wrong. The strong
southwesterly gales had piled up the waters
about the mouth of the estuary, so'that the
ebb was cheeked, and the flood increased,
and the tide ran out only some three hours.
1 must have been longer lying on the imud,
too, tlrnn 1 had calculated, for, as I watched
the waters hurrying down on each side of
ia, 1 .noticed that the current seemed to
slacken all of a sudden; then it stopped, so
that a fragment of bleached woxl that was
floating downward came to a rest, then
moved slowly once more upwards. The tide
In a very short time the cxsinsC of waters
In'fore me, that haJ just now scenicd a braid
river outlet, seorel and marked with sand
Imnks, a-sumcd the apjicarancc or an agita
ted sea. Short waves hurried along, their
white crests in the moonlight ; they came
in serried lines, tier over tier ; the hoar-c
roar of the advancing tidereu-rlienitcd in the
air. mingling in my brain with the strange
rattle a- of liells that never eeacl to jingle
llnw rcmor-ebxs they seemed tho-c
waves hurrying up, like hounds who view
their prey ' And yet it was a solemn scene ;
and what there was of dignity and grandeur
in the sight, half reconciled nie to the
thought that my life would 1 swallowed up
ere long in these adiancing battalions of
serried waves : for now the bitterness of
death was ja-t ; its terrors liad vanished ; 1
felt a prolound sadness that was all.
1 low far could 1 climb up these slimy,
slippery post- and buttresses, tliat scenicd to
mock im' with their lying proffers of safety?
A iMple of cns Iieanis or ties which Umnd
t, -i th r the lower end of the piers nuorded
.it their intersection a sort of angular rest
ing place, where 1 could for a time, ier-liaj-.,
find a refuge from the wave-. This
w as far Mow high water mark, so that to
reach it would only give me a short respite
Irom mv final agony . but, for all that, 1 de
termined to attempt it. A- soon as the
water entered the little i-land on which 1
stwid. I would try to climb this slippery
lie.iin. that ro-c from the sand, in which it
wa- partly buried, at an angle ot almut fur-ty-fii
ith the tide ro-.' the wind; with the
w in, 1 1 nine rain and fog. The moon, blur
. 1 "i i in 'i-tinct. shone faintly for a while,
! ; . i . . i-'i. 1 altogether, although her
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w i;. I- u .if ! .iriw uw.iy !-r .i tun.-.
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t i t mi i li ,in In i 1 to Ii i i
I . , i ! i- I .-I t .iiiiiig li I h i 1
. , t i , I, , ' mulling Unly ,i dogged th
i Mum r. n i -ti, k to iif.- ,, the ! i-t. k, pt
' I- i-l.IIg I 1 1H '.dill
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n , ,i-iu ini.g il,,ng tl.i- t in !, tt-,1
I , i , .1 i , 1 i , Ig. . -1 i ii kin .ii.d -, n-.iiniiig
m !,1 1- illlg -lit g!" il w.itl-ol white -tt'llll
ii .1'. -t-iiiu ur '1 'if c Mind guc mi-i.-ii,,'i
n 1 - ,r Muni in t n-itur, - vtcrt
t t on i, n 'i. il .." t m ni- 11 I i onld in ikt
-ii 1.. i ., I in. gill M I Ik -.IM',1.
11. ,.in, , ',,, -! 'WW along, .mil 1 lie ir,l
t' . ,.,,,-,, mi n -Homing t,i one another.
t i . :' -1 ,d they not hear me ? I
ti i, ', itni. to shout, but my voice stuck in
uiytliro.it. 1 couldn't make a sound londer
than a whisper, no. not with all the good
will I hail to -hout like an archangel.
The engine came so near at la-t tliat I
could -ee the glow of her fires through the
inter-tices of the flooring of the bridge. And
now there were men standing with lanterns
at the very extremity of the bridge ; and
-till I could not make them liear.
For an instant the glad thought hail struck
me that I had N-cn mis-cd. ami that these
men had conic to look for me ; but the next
moment I --aw the folly of the idea. Days
might clnw lieforc my fate was known. I
was not even jet lieyond the time I liad fixed
for reaching llomc. Xo, the nicn were rail
way workmen, jicrliaps going to do a night's
shift of work on the bridge: and I couldn't
make them hear.
Suddenly. I heard a sliarpnuick lnrk, and
then a growl as of anger or inquiry, and I
was eousoious that there was a dog villi
the men almve. The dog's faculties were
keener tlian the men's; jicrliaps it was pos
sible I might make him hear; mi 1 linrked.n
shrill snapping Imrk, with which I had
often deceived my own terrier Jock. The
dog acknowledged the cliallengc and replied
furiously. Then I heard the voice of a man
shouting to the dog to 1 quiet ; but the dog
lnrkcd still more furiou-ly, standing at the
very verge of the platform, as though it
would throw itsell over. Then some men
came to the edge of the platform too, anil
peered over, and then in my extremity I
gave a cry a wild. di-iairing cry. Then a
huge hoar-c wave da-hed over me.
If it bail not lieen for the consciousness
tlutt help was near, I could not haic held on
again-t tliat furious ru-h of waters ; hut I
did hold on, at Icn-t I think so ; and when
the wave receded, a bright dazzling light
shone into my eyes, a light from the bridge,
where s,,i1M. one was holding what seemed
to In' a .irtablc sun, but that was actually a
piece ol burning magnesium wire. Then
cverv'thingdisappeareil in the bbeke-t dark
ness. "Pidvou -co anything?" cried a voice.
"I'm not sure; I thought I saw some
A couple of lamps from the engine were
now brought, and placed at the edge of the
platform, they lit up the licams and rafters
of the bridge," but the light seemed to be lost
in the dark waters. Ah! they would never
Once more 1 bad strength to cry.
"Ah! it's a man down there," 1 heard
A long plank was ran over the gap in the
bridge, then another; along the two, a
portable windlass was quickly wheeled; a
backet descended, in it n man with a lan
tern. llollo mate !" he cried, as he sought
sight of my white face in the focus of his
lamp, ''what the deuce are you doing here?"
In another moment I was standing in
safety on the further side of the bridgt:. I
owed my re-cue to the unexjiectctl visit of
the chief engineer of the line, who had conic
down to see with his own eyes the manner
which the bridge behaved in a heavy gale,
and had driven with the engine to the
fjrtlic.-t accessible point of the platform.
AVhat a comforting glass of hot brandy-and-wait
r that was of which I partook by
the warmth of the engine furnace, and how
exhilarating the run homewards on the swift
shricki.ig engine !
I wa-at DolliatLirn in time for dinner,
after nl!. As I sat down to the cheerful
meal v lib my friends who were discussing
the light ordinary topics of the day. I looked
al.iut mc, wondering if 1 were really herein
actir.il corporeal presence, or if my life had
ended in tint lost rush of water, and I were
only dreaming, "for in that sleep of dcata
what dreams laayeoiiie''
It was an old liible, a family IJiblc, a well
worn Illblc the Ilil ilc ol an old lady, who
had read it, and walked by it, and led on it,
and prayed over it for a long life-time. As
she grew older and older her sight began to
fail, and flic found it hard to find her favor
ite acres, liut she could not live without
them; so what did she do? She stuck a
pin in them, one hy one, andaftcr her death
they coantcd one hundred and sixty-eight.
When people went to sec her she would open
her liible, and, feclin- over the page alter
her pin. would say, "K id there," or "Head
here," and she knew tty well what verse
was stuck by that pin and what by this pin.
She could say of her precious liible, "1 love
thy commandments above gold, yea, above
fine gold. They arc sweeter to mc than
honey and the honey-comb.".
The va-t majority of people proliably mar
ry as well as they cm under the circum
stances of the case. It is easy to pick a
flaw in most marriages, but a careful ex
amination will generally trace the flaw run
ning kick into the character of the parties.
There is no human or divine alchemy for
changing two fools Into a wise household by
calling them man and wife. Slovenly Sallv
and stingy Dick may be made Mrs. Sarah
and Mr. Uichard by all the statute lwoks
and priests of Chri-tendoni, but until they
mend their ways their palace will only 1 a
theatre when- the nldd.ime-tic drama ofCat
vs. Dog will l daily rehearsed. Kvery hu
man luring in this world goes to bis own
place. So, 1 long ago cca-cil to deplore i II
assorted marriages and reserve my tears for
the imrrfect characters which compel the
imprrlect affections that lead these triple
together. Marriage is as good as anything
else in the world. Our only hnie of exalt
ing matrimony is to educate nobler young
men and women, and they will loic m a
more heavenly style, and lift marriage to
the cele-tial thing" it i- to all fitted to pro
nounce its sacred vows. llr. .1. ). Miyo.
It is generally the ca-c that the more
lieautiful and the richer a young female i-.thc
more difficult arc bith her parents and her
self in the choice of a ha-liand,anil the more
offer-they refuse. The one is too tall, and
the other' ton short, thi- not wealthy, anil
tliat not re-pectahlc enough. Meanwhile
one spring passes after another, and year
after year carries away leaf after leaf of the
bloom of youth, and opHirtunity after op
portunity". Mi---Harriet Selwo.l was t he
riche-t heiress in her natiic town, but -be
liad already completed her twenty-seventh
year, and beheld almost all her young friends
'unite! to men whom she hail, at one time or
other, di-oanlcd. Harriet liegan to hi- -i t
down lor an old maid. Her parents hcnino
really uneasy, and she hcr-elf lamented in
private a position which i- not air.itur.il
one, and to which tho-c to whom ii.it iroand
fortune have liccn niggard of their gilt- aic
obliged to submit : hut H.trritt w.i-h.inl-some
and very rich.
Such was "the -tate.it thing- when hi r
uncle, a wealthy merchant in the north ol
England, came on a vi-it to her parent-. Ilc
was a jovial, lilcly. stnight-lorw.ird in in.
accustomed to attack all dilli. nltic- l-'MU
"Vim sec." -.lid her father to him one
day. "Harriet continuis. -ingie. 'flic girl
i- hnnd-ome : what 'I,p i ti Imp lor her
fortune, joil know; cicn in thi r 1
loving town not ii er, r i , i ' 'i
mil it r. ii :.g ini-I 1 i r.
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in 1'n- w -rid i - t i -. i ,' t!i i gV in 'ii' '
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.i went tin li.viim ni " ' "
tin w n 1 ..me In ill i- .i 1 li. - l I.' -.. I
w! i; 1 am g -ing t,, -1 i r. ii
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a ,..ng. M'i',l'i. , hi li, v 1 -t . i ' i 1
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wil.w c it, il .1 gr. ' -i-'l. 'i I . g-n
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- . ,11 i -li. Iildt 1. mi 1 ,'"t .1 i tti. i 1.. '. i. -lied
to -.it .i 1, t v,.i U i , ! i- i .i i ,
in .rit He.
"Mv di-ir-ir." . i . '"t ' I ' i
v i.i 'in i.titrutti
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I t...ll to V ll It i l 1 ' I I
"tin the contrart . .t i- ' v -
"Well, what i- the matter then
"A joke an innocent joke, wliiih ciiine
into my head one day when I wa- in gid
humor: weciulJnot well rce.ill it utter
ward. My niece is not a widow."
"What i-Col I.ilinlcy living?"
"No, no, she is a spinster."
The lover prote-tcd that he wa- a happier
fellow than he had ever conceited biiii-clf.
and the old maid wa- forthwith metamor
phosed into a young w ifc.
Never haiel seen any tr.t,iitioii-iI tvtoof
nationality ns strongly marked on its own
soil as is found in America. There are more
Greek head- in the I nitcl Mates than in
fireecc. 'Hie purest clas-ical profile known
to mc is that of a New lingl.iud woman.
Mixture of races seem- to produce tlie char
acteristic licautics of all. hati 1'ithl.
Comfort Is the first consideration in tire--,
and elegance is the second. The highest art
unites the two. And it i- one of the !ic-t
signs of the times that there i- exidentlya
sincere effort to conscientiously consult Kith
in the lnt styles f,ir women's drcs- that now
prciail. Not the least comforting thought
for women in this connection is the broad
latitude now allowed them in the matter of
economy, if they ehoo-e to exercise it. Nev
er lieforc was it so easy to metamorphiMr a
half-worn dress into a stvlish costume: and
never lieforc was it so easy to dive Jinto a re
ceptacle of old-fashioned clothes, and, pro
ducing sonic garment then from, exclaim,
"This is the fashion now." The right to do
this is a charter tliat women oughUo defend
bravely again-t all the dark eon-piracies of
dissatisfied trades ieoplc. Ifowan) Vlyntltm
in .. Y. Mail.
Court-hip and marriage in Sweden arc jie
culiar institutions. Du Chaillu says: " I
saw one match made, lie met her at the
gate and poked his fingers in her rils,, and
said: 'I want to get married, don't you?'
0h, I don't know. (!o away.' Ycs you
do: let's get married." 'Well, a-k a.'
No, nctcr mind him, we'll get married any
how.' And he went around telling cvery
lmdyhcsiw, Tin going to marry that
girl.' The preparations continued during
the three weeks required hy law to have the
ban- published in the church. 11-hcs were
caught, stores for the feast laid in, liccr
brew etl, and whiskey pnrcha-ed. Wedding
jollifications were indulged in for a week.
The couple w crc married. They went from
the church to the hou-e, and the bridesmaids
locked the bride in her room. The groom
knocked at the door. 'How much will you
gitc to come in?' Two cows and ..'
That's not enough. 'Three cowsand $10.'
'Oh, you arc rich; you mu-t give more than
.'" 'lite cows and 2,' w as the final
, which was accepted.'
A IloRtiii;i.E Doth. The alnlonc is a
iinivalvulirshcll fi-b which attaches itself to
the rocks on the Pacific coa-t. and which
the Chinese, who reganl the meat as a great
delicacy, arc very eager to obtain. In sc
curing it the fisherman is obliged to wrench
it loose at once, as it is able to fasten it-elf
almost immovably to the rock, by closing its
one shell, and the unfortunate who gets his
imprisoned is made to suffer intensely. Re
cently a professional fisherman named 1'ung
Chon, residing near a place called I!o-cvil!c,
in California, went out in his luat to hunt
for abalones, and, as is supposed, seeing a
very large one in a cleft in the rock, and
leaiing his luiat, leaned over the rock to get
it. It closed upon his liand, and the poor
fellow, unable to obtain any lcvcrago where
:sy he might free himself, even at the sacri
tircof his liand, was held a prisoner, suflcr
iu undreamed or agonies until the ri-ing of
t . b tide ended his torture with his life. Ills
a:cy was recovered the next day by a broth
er Celestial, his hand still held in the terrible
vi, and his face leti-aying the agony which
nohiiman eye had beheld.
TON. VT., FRIDAY MOEOTNg, FEBRUARY 20.
In red's Faith.
Tweed was the most striking illustration
of a very common faith ueliet in thoal-mi-hty
"dollar. Ho Is the victim of a most
touching fidelity to the great principle
which every good American will surely be
me last to houi. uw i-ii.-i.-v. v..-- itij miii
ple ; it was that money would buy every
thing : and he repo-cd upon hLs belief with
the sweet security of the Mu-sulmanwho
sees by faith a heaven of hour's. Certain
ly his confidence was not surpri-ing. He
bad proved his creed, llo liad seen money
wo " miracles. He had seen himself, a
ma jf no cleverness and of no advantages,
ri-ing swiftly by means of of it from insigni
ficant poverty so the control ofa great par
ty. It had made him uia-ter of one of the
great cities of the world. It had secured fur
him governors, legHalurcs, councils, and le
gal and excutive authorities of every kind.
He invested in land and judges. He bought
dogs and lawyers. He silenced the press
with a golden muzzle, and money made his
Here was a man who vantrd nothing that
money could buy : was it strange that he had
unlmunded faith in it? Kvcry form of virtue
was to him mere affectation, a more or less
ingenious and tenacious "strike" for money.
IT a man -poke of honesty, patriotism, self-re-pect.
the pablic welfare, public opinion,
truth, justice, right, Twcfil -milcd at the
line phrases in which the auctioneer, anxious
to sell himself, cried, "Coins ! going!"
Argument, rea-on,deccney,thcy were mean
ingless to him. If an opponent held ont, be
-imply a-kcd, "How much?" The world
was a market. Life was a Kirgain. lie
felt him-rlf with pride to lie the largest n
rator in hi- way, as Yandirbilt in his, or
Stewart in his.
In Albany he hail the fine-t quarters at
the Delavan, and when he came into the
great dining-room at dinner-time, and looked
at all the tables, thronged with members of
the legislature ami the lobby, be had a l
nignant, paternal expression, as of a patri
arch plefl-cd to sec his retainers happy. It
wa.-a magnificent rendering of Fagin and
his pupils. You could imagine him trotting
up and down in the character of an unsus
picious old gentleman with bis handkerchief
hanging out of his picket, that hi scholar
might -how their skill in priggjng a wiic.
He knew which of that cheerful company
wa-the Artful Dodger ami which Charley
Hates. And he neicr doubted that he could
buy every man in tlie room if he were will
ing to pay the price. Si at the capitol,
where sits the legislature of a noble common
wealth of four million- ol soul-, hcnioied
abiut with an air of fut good nature, like
tw chief -hepcrd of the lloek. If he stood
at the door of the assembly looking in, it i-e.i-v
lo fancy him saving to himself, the
-tate pav- these men two or three hundred
dollar- lor four month-' -mice : I will give
them lictter wages. He did not doubt that
it wa- a fair transaction. Wiiat is the state?
It i- only four million- of people, he thought
wiio are'trving tolic rich struggling. clieat
ing. by book or by crook, every man for
hiin-eit, and the deiil take the hindrao-t. to
licriih. These men would lie fools not to
take mv money. And h" s;nile,l hi- fat
-mile, niid piid liberally I'm- all that was in
There were some pajter-, who-e price he
e mid not a-certain. which lsr-.-tist in --c.ik-
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g .r lb- pit - a teit.iin ni. in In '.' "t l i U-.1111I-.'
.1 o - 1 t tiie ri it.iti ,11 ol 1 Ini .ntr.' by
n 1 Mr -'. in huil'l- 1 v .rking-w .111 111 -
1' 1. 'i ' And Mr A-t .- 1 ' ,iid-a Si'ti
t Indn.l' Aud thv nrv ben.., olint grn
!' 11, n ..n-i l.t l'.t l.ii tor-of tin ir kind.' Not
u 1 'i ,e nn rt !y inn-t 111 .n.-i .11 certain
k.u 1- ol I riie 'Hi-it I'Vws t',. ,r ri-te. : -I
,s' 1 - nn 1 t.i. i.'- .ii..! .turi- 1, i-c
tl, 1 l-ie ol otl tV pt !e 1 "l'i sl,,v. M.I.
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ii. l ' . r n ! I . giM l.'t.v :li ,i.-11, 1 ! 1
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in. , ,'11111 . ilty Ilk. 1. gl-1 Itlte h.-u.-r. like
in t .l .li'lt 1 -t-ii.1. ii 1 . like the rt l-i't iti 11
I - p. .1. m e lit rt 1 mi Hi"! clnt lit V l
I 1 ' 1 ni .1 - - : 1, i , t t .-iilii-ing ll .rrv. in
t li -ii ikers. t 1 vt 1 1 I, nn- he v., il.l 11 ,r
I I M. ti 1 1 -tin, 'i.'W g 1111, 1 :. 111 .nit nt in a 1
tani'g, lb ' 1 l r -ij - in 1 i, a lui-tak.
1 1 11 I- i ing tii- In I t'n ir o-a 11 1 1"
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1' ,: v .il I be tin . 1 1 ..I ii. .'..id I. hit 110
I. .ng oi -h inn Hi-Inend FUk had-liown
v ! , 1 1 nt , r- V! t re made or, and he himself
would bui lawyers and judges, sheriffs and
juric-. He knew that the one thing that in
a needy and greedy world can not fail i
moncv. lie came to hi-first trial, and the
jury di-agrecd ; naturally, for lie liad Ivoiight
-0:11c of them. The eiidcnce i- conclusive.
If iu-tiec. faceti'Ui-ly so called, wante-l an
other liout, he would come up smiling."
There wa- 110 trick or q.iibble that lawvers
could devi-c for which lie hail not made mu
nificent preparation, even to asserting that
the judge who oli-tinately refused to name a
price was li-tu.ililicd from sitting at tlie
trial. Money had never failed liefore it
certainly would not at this last pinch.
l!ut it ditl. antl the licwilderment and con
sternation of this simple devotee were pitiful.
He had hut one article in his faith, and that
was now destroyed. He had staked every
thing upon tlie certainty of the almighty
dollar and he Itist. 7i7r;rs Mfjrtf.tni .
A r.Ig Kamc at Varblr..
A TwnTi-sKion u inn iHTt lin: ami a
ShlKNTH VI KM t livltllKIt IC.VIN AT TllK SI'OttT
Ol TlltlK liollIOOll-NElilLV TEN Mill Its VT
tni.r.i.K i'i.vvimi rim a ri use oi' .srGOO.
Frum tho Xew York San.
There was a match made in the Twenty
second ward to shoot one thousand marbles
for isolM). Tho competitors wero the well
known butcher, John McKeiven, and l'ritz,
the liarber. McKcwcn weighs three hun
dred and fifty, lie is aliout five feet eleven,
and ls fore he grew so fat w.v one of the
liest-madc men ever seen. He has lieen an
athlete of note in histliy. l'ritz is a famous
ficrman Irarlicr in Seventh avenue, near
Fifteenth street. They call him Dutch Fritz,
lie weighs one hundred and eighty pound-,
is five feet ten, well made, and fine looking.
They are lnith brunettes, but Mclvcwcn is
rosy, while l'ritz isjialeand sallow. In sj,itc
of his size, McKcwcn is decidedly the hand
The match was nude in Fritz's shop early
on Monday morning while McKcwcn was
licing shaicd. Fritz'slittlelxiys were shoot
ing marbles in the shop, and McKcwcn eye
ing the sport while enjoying his shave, said,
"1 was the licst marble shot in my day in
"I'll let you weren't any better at that
than 1," said Fritz. "No I my could plump
oat the taws by the side of me."
"I'll bet I could haie boat you," said
"I'll lict yim could not do it now," retort
"Whit'll you lict?" said McKcwcn.
"Two hundred and fifty dollars," said
'Done," said McKcwcn, and the details
of the match were quickly arranged. It was
agreed by their friends that the two should
shoot at one thousand marbles, and the man
who plumped out six hundred marbles first
should lie declared the winner.
Tlic news flew around the liciglfnorhotid
and a crowd gathered so rapidly it vasncccs
sery to shut the doors of the barlicr's shop
and admit only a limited nnmlwr of specta
tors. Mr. Ilogcrt, a mutual friend, was re
feree. A ring was chalked on the floor, and
the rules of the game were settled. They
tossed a penny to decide whether they should
shoot twenty-live marbles at each inning or
one hundred. Fritz was in favor of one hun
dred marbles. !ut McKencn's friends
would not agree on account of his size. So
great is his obesity be was obliged to shoot
in a peculiar position. Kvcry timo be stoop
ed to shoot it was necessary for another man
to lie ready with a chair, which ho placed in
front of McKcwcn to support him, as he knelt
on one knee and sent his alley spinning over
the five yards at the taws in the ring. Tho
penny came down for twcnty-fiieshotsto tho
inning, and Mr. McKcwcn's backers liegan
to liotik their Iiets. Another ttiss decided
that he should liavc tlic lirt shot, and the
betting or. him was $100 to S0. McKcwcn
led off, shooting at his twenty-five marbles,
hitting ten and missing fifteen, which were
scored to him. l'ritz followed, hitting eight
and missing seventeen. Iiets on McKcwcn
rose, t-lSi to $75. Thcnext round McKcwcn
was not so skilful, jicrhaps too much elated,
striking thirteen marbles out of the ring.
Fritz was more careful and struck out twenty
four. This sent the letting up two to one in
the Dutchman's favor. The game continued
with varied success, sometimes one Icing
the favorite and sometimes the other, till the
expiration of half tho score, with Fritz ten
marbles ahead. Time, three hours, and forty
minutes, and both men exhausted. They
took an hour for rest and refreshment.
AVhcn the men appeared in the room for
the second inning, much to the surprise of
all, McKcwcn looked as fresh as a ro-o and
calm and cool as a May morning. Fritz
looked a little too excited for the knowing
ones. McKcwcn led off, hitting fifteen,
missing ten. The sturdy German following
reducing his score by bitting seven and miss
ing eighteen. Tlie scores varied, but the
advantage was clearly on fhe fat man's side
as the gauie progressed. The butcher won
by his greater powers of endurance. Fritz
liecamc so thoroughly exhausted by the sev
enth hour that it was necessary to give him
strong stimulants. McKcwcn took pure wa
ter, l'oth men suffered, but were game to
the last. When nine hours liad elapsed Mc
Kcwcn was one hundred marbles ahead,
anil in twentyeven minutes and thirty-live
seconiis more the referee decided that the
game was ended by the fat man's having
scored si hundred. Fritz's score stood four
hundred and sixty-nine, making McKewen
the winner by one hundred anil thirty-one
marbles, amid the tumultuous applause of
all, eien the Dutchman's lmckcrs.
T1IEIB ro!TIn Oi' WORK AMI STIPV THE
SU.VR1KS TI1KV IIET.
From tho New York lirajihic.
It would lie difficult to say from what
classes of society actresses arc drawn. Near
ly all contribute their quotr. There arc now
upon the boards in this city several who arc
ladies ljoth by birth and positim, who, by
the way, arc unanimous in declaring that
had they known viliat wa- liefore them they
would never have dreamed of going upon
the stage. The larger number, however,
have ri--cn from the middle class and from
the lower rank-. The theatrical, no less
than every other career, requires study. The
more general knowledge nn actre-s Tssees
the lictter. and the more likely she is to well
interpret the characters given her for de
lineation. Perhaps the greatest disadvan
tage under which a lady lalNirs when enter
ing upon a theatrical life is the necessity it
iiiilsi's of withdrawing from society.
Manifestly it is impossible to attend re
hearsal during the day and act every even
ing without renouncing all parties antl
social gatherings. Nor is the situation
much altered when a play is enjoying a
lengthy "run," and the rehear-al- are dis-
)ien.-ed with. No well-known actress can
appear in public with mt attracting an un
pleasant am., ,mt ol notice, ami lor tuts
reason, as veil a- lor the lick 01 lime, vney
are rarely -ci n in the streets. Sun Jay is
the only il.i y ii;i,H'. iipi 'd by work, and if one
g t i chnri 11 111 the morning, she gf ncrally
r-t .' c remainder as a ti'.'ic for gaining the
1.1 .. ' "eiile 1 re-t.
..pillar idea rcv..i!s, hiedv obtained
Ir .111 1 Is. that numediatcly upM the fall
..I 1! . .
, n-l e
111 1 V -
rt.nn aure-sc- procets! to some res-wh'-rc
a most brilliant, supper
ni.l-t luiii h consumption of wine
t one time only was even an
'! 1 '
a. 11 iti.m to thi- c irrcct. When the
1 1, . tTc wa- in Fourteenth treen, some
: n . r : -i.r year- ago, nojournment aseu to
1 1-1 1 t . 1 neighlioring cafe, where some
tn 11 - .1 m 'ight would find the supper still
e uitini.ii-g. liut thi-was the nort )f hut
a -mill portion of the chorus girls, the
gn iter number going home, as is the usual
cn-t...ii. fhe practice was confined entirely
t 1 1! .t '-1 ltoulle company, and llou rished
nii'i ili.img the gri".. th of tiat rank lajtic.
Men who would s, ,irn an untruth, for some
strai'ge reason b el themselves at liberty to
relent .111,1 magnify any sl&jvler provided it
..'I. 1 1 1- an actress. And very many j ro
ll ssi-il 1 .us folks arc inly too Tcady to
giM-.ri l.i.cc to whatever they hear cot
itriiing t' e theatre if it lie sufficiently
-1 in.! il .. -. tin a mtti aent 's consideration
i.i t'i, -1 irics would - -cm a prwri iBHos--itili
Di-siiation of iny kind shatters tho
nor-. - ni 1 hurts tlic hi altii. it is too ex
j eii-i'. luxury for li. ost' vlvosi1 livelihood
t'i .t n Is niton Kingalw ays in good condition.
M tn .11 r. if one recall- public -sandals he
will lin.l ;'ic proporti- n of actresse therein
I g.inng t ie smallest pnssi',le. Ikillet girls
m t'o worst sufferers from this sxxries of
, in ,, talking, to giic it no worse designa
ti 11. 1 lani ing is by many suppownl to be
tne ni ,-1 eiil ol all cour-i-s. leading natural
ly t , th 'auehcry. It hardly neeVj. much
at 'I'.aininnce with anatomy to learn that
vhen .1 woiinin hi- been going th. viilgh a
1 1, lent mii-culur cveivi-c lor several hours
t.t r - 'it ilc-irc i- 1 1 vc-t a- -poedily o-sible.
ll, - 1 -. to dance vte'l. the IkkIv mu-t lie in
.e:t. : condition- 1 cattliy antl -ound U the
1 i-t degree. Nt I'.i - Irom dancer- ii Kin g the
t ity .tiil it- evi itcii.ent-. they retire to the
country 011 each oportunity. a- do the ' .'win
Sister-, as g 'od as they arc lieautiful. now
itaneing at one of the thcitrc-, who own a
farm in New .fees y. win re they p'l- 1" cry
Another popular error is that of actre-. cs"
wealth. They a-e generally lieiicveil to be
in rctcipt of cnoriiiou-. Iinvrfiies. which tl ey
spend with, stirei !y iviiiimentlatilcTcguliiri ty,
lavishing its largest share upon tlic adot n
mcnt of their per-o a-. 1'udoubtctlly t ie
system of dres-ing 1 ,ier-dressing indeed.
now the custom at so many theatres, a'.-sorl s
a great portion ol tho income. Ieit large o
small, 'fhis sty ,. was introducet1 by Mrs.
Iloey in the palmy days" of Wallaeks.
when, having an cvh I isive private i.irtune to
draw upon, she not t nly emulated the ex
traiagaiiccofrc.il life, hut ab-o un icrtook
to set the fashion ol expensive drtvs ?s. In
this she was only to, successful, as novnyof1
her poorer co-la! tor cr- wall sorru w fully !
acknowledge. To Iter succeeded MUs llcn
riqucs. wImi likewi-t' relied upon tlicr
means than her alary for the fiimi-l ing of
her wardrobe. The result we novr ee.
livery piece o'.' minimi tlate must lie- pro
duced with t ne actresses wearing sucir rich
dresses tliat the question of cost becoi ncs a
more than riou- consideration. A mo lien t's
reflection ' .v ill show that this subject of os
icnsive c-j-tumes Iia-s a moral asjiect which
it is neei'iless to further notice. Of eo trs' an
actress, rich or poor, must appear as well as
her fellows. It would never do for lady
Tcazlo to wear en tton velvet while her maid
appeared in the cnuine article, and thus,
setting as Je all je ilousies and envies, nutucy
must lie sjtent o 1 clothe-- which U often
sorely needed at ho 11c. Few of the sidaries
are sufficiently larv to admit o? any very
liberal expenditure. In -lock cot "panics
where the .copIe are engaged !y the
season they will ran; y from thirty to eighty
and occasionally one hundred dollars a week,
though the latter figure is rarely rc ached,
a'.id the approximate 111 to the former more
common. Opera sinan-s ask and take what
ever they can get, frequently, whe: 1 the
season has iveen disast reus to the mai lager.
moderating their term : on the prineij i'e of
a bird in the hand Wan;, worth two in the
bush or promises. It is impossible to .give
any scale of prices, si, it. they are const it itly
changed, influenced aKn.t equally by the
standing of the t'lc-atre. the state of its
treasury, and the r piitatiim of theactres
Dancers fare a little letter, though one ina T
well doubt if they i"io not desene reward fli "
the toil they sightly undergo. Tlx
figurantes they w I10 merely stand about the
stige arc valued it .-41 apiece for each per
formance: the lied' et ranges from SIS to i-lfl
a week, and the p vinien-s from $73 to $3otl
in gold per week. That these salaries do
not allow of much luxurious living, i-ginrgu-ment
is rcouircd to show. .Ser-rral would
npiicar large wcrcs it not for the
that ilunng mucii .it the year the actors- are
compelled to 1 idle, while life must Ie
maintained all tbo same.
N'early nil the actresses, with liardly more
than two or three exceptions, live "in tho
most retired, quiet -nanncr pos-ibhlc. l'lcnt
ing rooms in some respectable but unfasl, ion-
able street, they there pass w lrat hours aro 1
not devoted to the public.
As a classtctresscs form the hardest vy. 5rk
ing, and, considering ability, one of the
poorest paid of all. Likewise, as a cass.
are they industrious, patient, honest ami
good. Many who would decry them w oultl
lie surprised to know how frequently is a '
whole family dcpendrait upon the exer tioivs
ol one woin.ui, and in nearly all cases, tho
burden is Kime nobly, with uuword of com- '
plaint. " t
It is n't so profitable as it was to Ik- a"
mcmier of the "Minnesota Legislature. Krco '
stationary is pretty lunch abolished there,
and no free jto.tage stamps are to lie j rmit- '
tcil, while last year these bits of papi rr cost,
the State $S,OtK),
Uols.ses Canaj red Kilrrnallr.
I knew liy the sympathetic glow upon his
bald head : I knew by the thoughtful look
upon his face ; I knew by the emotional flush
upon the strawberry on the end of the old
free liver's nose that Simon liean's memory
was busy with tho olden time. St, j prel
pared to leave, Iiecausc all these were symp
toms of a reminiscence signs that he was
going to bo delivered of another of his
tiresome personal cxiericnccs. liut I was
too slow he got the start of mc. As near
ly as I can recollect the infliction was coach
ed in the following language:
" Wc were all boys then, and didn't have
no troubles, and didn't worry aliout nothing,
only how- to shirk school and keep up a re
vivin' state of divilment all the time. Thi-h
var Jim Wolf I was talking alw.it was the
'prentice, an' he was the best hearted fellow,
ho was, and the most forgivin and onselfi-li
I ever sc? well there couldn't be a bullicr
Iioy than he was, take him how you would,
and sorry enough I was when 1 seed him
for the last time.
"Me and Harry was always jesfering him,
an J plastering boss bills on his lock, and
putting bumble bees in his led, and so on ;
and sometimes we'd crowd in and bunk with
him, not'standing his growling, and then
we'll let to get mail and fight acro-t him, so
as to keep him stirred up like, lie was
nineteen, he was, and long and lank and
loshful antl wc was fifteen and sixteen, and
tolerably lazy and worthless.
"So tliat night, you know, that my sister
Mary gave the candy pullin', they started
us oif to letl carley, so that the company
could liavc full swing, ami wo run in on Jim
to have some fun.
"Our winder looked out on to the roof of
the kitchen, and about ten o'clock a couple
of old torn cats got to rarin", and cliargin'
around 011 it and earryiti on like sin. Tliere
were four inches of snow on the roof, ami it
was frozen that there was a right smart
crust of iee on it, and the moon was shining
very bright, and wc could -s-c them cats like
daylight. Fir-t, they'd stand off yow-yow-yow,
just as if they was a cits-in' one an
other, you know, and lmw up their hacks
ami push up their tails, and swell aronnd
antl spit : and then, all of a sedden. tho
grey rat he'd snatch a handful of fur out of
the yaller cat's bam, and spin him around
like a button on a barn door, lint the yal
ler eat was game, and Iie'd eome and clinch,
antl the way they'd gouge, and bite and
howl, ami the way they 'd make the fur fly
"Well, Jim g-it disgusted with the row,
and 'lowed he' climb ont there and shake
'em off tliat roof. He hadn't rer-.Hy no ns
tion of doin' it likely, but we cverlastin'ly
dogged him antl buUv-raggetl him, and Tow
ed he'd alius bragged how he wouldn't take
a dare, and so on, till liimeby lie histcd np
the winder, and lo and lehold you! he
went went exactly as lie was nothin' on
Imt his shirt, anil ft was short ! liut you
ought to a' seen him ! You ought to seen
him ccr-ee-epin over tliat ice, ami diggin
his toe nail- ami his finger-nails in for to
keep him from slippin' ; and "hove all, you
ought to seen that shirt llappin' in the wind,
and them long, ridick'lous shanks of his'n
glistenin' in the m vinlight.
"Them company folks was down there
under the eaves the whole s.mad of em
under that onery shed of old dead Washing
toi lisiwcr vines all settin' round aliout two
dozen sa-scrs of hot candy which they so. in
the snow to c.m1. Ami tncy wes l.uighin'
and talk in' lively ; but blis- ymi. they didn't
knew anythin' about the panorama that was
goin' on "over their head-. Well, Jim he
vicnt a-snc-eakin' and a nc-cakiu' s.p unV
known to them tom-cats they w.v- a wi-b
in' their tails, anil a-yow-yowu-'. and
threatening to clinch, you know, viol not
ayin' any "tention he went ai.e-cikin"
right up the comb of the roof until he was
in a foot an' a half of 'era, and then, ail of
a sudden he madea grab for the yall-T cat !
Thunder! he missed fire and slipp.,1 his
hold, and his heeLs flew up and he flopped
on his back, and shot ofTn that roof like a
dart ! went a-smashin and crashin' down
through them old rusty vine.-, and landed
right in the dead centre of all them company
people' set down like a yarthquake in
them two dozen sas-ers of red ho: candy,
and let off a howl that you might have
heard a mile off! Them girl -well, they
felt, you know. They -ee he vninn't dres.-ed
for company, antl so they left aU done in a
second' It was just one little war-whoop
and a whish of their dre-scs, an.! hi une tho
wench of 'em, was in sight anywhere !
"Jim, he were a sight. He was gormetl
with that liilin' hot mola .- candy clean
down to his heels, and hail more basted "-a.
sers hangin' to him than if he was an Injun
princess and he cum a-prancin' Lp stairs
lust a-whoopio' and a-cus-in. ard every
jump he made he shed some china, and every
squirm he made he dripped some candy.
"And blistered ! Why. lies, voir -oul,
that poor cretur couldn't reely set down
comfortable for as much as four week-."
A Cincinnati editor -ay- that . not icr 1
itor fiierc is a liar or rather, tti.it "lie
pntne to impart
.n unlcah'iv swelling
"Poisonous Sugars" are s.
t aim HI 111
New York that itriukcrs who aw
spoiling their liquor with sweet
have Iven forced to tike it 11r.it
Mr. Marton of Cornwall liridge. Conn.,
went to the woods to chop nn entfy. To
ward night his wife told their little son. aged
three arid one-half-year-, tliat he might go
to meet hi- father.' The father returned by
a different route, and learning the I u-ts .et
out in search ol hi- Kty. The i lark nrs. lo y
crctl, tlie wind blew, and tlic frost seml up
on everything exposed. Meanwhile the- lit
tle fellow wandered at lout, calling G..r his
father. Forty men turned out that hitter
cold night to search for the little 1kv. In
tlic next forenoon he was di-covcrcd on the
north side of the mountain a'toat it. mile
from liome, lying nt the foot i.f a rock, quite
dead. On the nek were found one little
shoe ami stocking. Tir-sl and lonc-01111 and
sleepy, lie liad tried to go to 1-ed on the- cold
stone, and rolling off on to his face lelow it,
the bitter wind liad sung him to sleep for
ever, and the chill frost scaled his eyelids.
C. II. Stickney of lVi-ton went to li.-igh-tou.
10 weeks ago. in very feeble health, ami
commenced drinking half a tnmbler-l'ii1! of
warm blood twice a dav, ami is now iit ex
cellent health. Several others arc u.-.ng the
same treatment with the lest results, onr of
whom is a iady who has Iioen sick irom
paraly-is, six years, 'fhe meilicino costs
A we-tcrn pajer under the hen-ling of
".-porting news copies the annouuecnent
that the Colts of Hartford arc run liiig on
A Miv; lluby lias marrieil in Miryhiml a
Mr. Jet. "lawk ont for the trinkets," ols
scrves a contemporary, whieh is a neat thing
Tlic art of shop-keeping is carried to a
high degree of perfection in Charleston, Mo.
When a Lady titles up to n store in that
place, three" clerks seize the bridle, two
take the bor-e by the tail and yank, him
elie to the stile-block. Two more clerks
spread a roll of Urns-els carjet across the
sidewalk, w hile the merchant in white kit Is,
white ve-t and forked-tail coat, escorts the
lady to a luxurious divan, where she sits at
ease nnd makes her purchases.
Mary Brown, a factory girl at (ilorcrs
villc, N. 11. , was so deeply wounded lecause
of her inlnbility to di-prove a charge of
stealing thread from the mill that, protot
in1 her innocence, she took jmisoti and died.
Inher dying letter to her father she says:
"I am in the lands of tho Lord, taken
through enemies for the sake of the revenge,
liury mc by the side of my sister, and place
a stone at my head with tho simple words :
'Her sister Mary,who died ofa broken heart,
a"ed twenty.' "'" There is not the slightest
f doubt now entertained that she was, as she
asserted, the victim ol a malicious conspira--cy.
" The withdrawal of the free railway jas-cs
'from the members of the Wisconsin Le
gislature has had a salutary effect irpon the
v I'r'day adjournment habit; and now, in-
. . " c 1 1. 1. .1
stcas.1 01 running iiume. cacn vvci-k, mu vii
trtous legislators grimly stick to business
from Monday mom to Saturday eve, a thing
wh icli has not happened lefore for years.
T-je hotel keepers of Chicago talk of or-
t-aniz ing a dead-leat mutual protection so
ciety. Tho city is much infested with this
class of Fwinulcrs, tins winter, ana many
hotel bil ' lut-' lCn evaded.
IVniLST 'vania is considering the quest')
of whether" punctuation shall lie taught in
the public . :1iools.
"The -Ton. nal of the Disciples of Satan
is the highly descriptive title of a recently
l-tl.i. Jliuiu l l
Two New lit 'Ten, Conn., clerks who liad
a disat-TCement resolied to settle it with pis
tols. Their seeo i"4 played ajoSe on them
by loading one fl'ihe pistols with iioilcd
hominy and leaving the other empty. Hie
duelists repaired to a lcr saloon, nd stood
at 12 paces and fired. One of them rec-rived
tho hominy charge in his face and thought
he was mortally wounded, lelicving the
spattering application of heminy lo lo bis
cxnding brains. Til? other fled for the dej.it
and was getting upon a train when the se
cret was revealed.
OltUIl.'! A5il CASfAI.TIliS.
Madi-on Spanlding, sixty-lite years of
age, a pious menu er 01 111c rirst Kipti-t
church of San Franei-co, lias leen betid in
$G,000 liail to answer for a nameless erime
committed on New Year's upon two little
girts, agcti seven an.l eleven years rcpect
ivcly. Patrick Nanghton, locomotive engineer,
was convicted in the police court at Cincin
nati, recently, 01 throwing a iivo-uog into a
locomotive furnace, burning him to death.
He was fined $100 and sentenced tothe
work-house for six months. The case was
prosecuted by the society for the prevention
ol cruelty to animals.
As Arnold llortongi carpenter in the 01 ploy
nt tne -mcriean screw IJompiny at I'rov-
lilence, was engaged in making repairs m
the forging room, his jacket was caught in
the shafting, whirling him atound at the
rate of CO revolutions per minute. Ho was
t . , i.i '. . ,i 1 . I...L -l:l :
reiCsiseti as steetiuy as pussioic, uu. uuu 111
aliout twenty minutes.
A man named Iiradlcy of rorcstville. Pa.,
was murdered on the evening of the 25th
nit., by a man namd FarrcII. liraJIey was
eating his supper when lie was shot by Far
rell. who afterwards cnt thcliodv in two
and threw the remains down an air-hole ofa
deep mine near the spot. Mrs. llradley
gave an akirm, and the murderer was arrest
ed at Miner-villc and brought to Po'tsviHi
The cau-e of the murder is unknown. Public
feeling was much excited by this event.
A little girl of 17 snmmcrs, wh liad
married an infant aged 111 at Iiimiiagliam
tried to poison herself, not long ago, lieeause
a fortune-teller had ircdicted that Iter hus
liand would liavc three wives, and tliat she
would never die in letl. Hardly liad the
girl been placed in the hospital for treat
ment when she received a letter from her
little husliantl saying that hi- body would
soon be floating in the water, liut he was
prevented from patting himself afloat, and
they both were summoned leforea jnliee
court to an-wcr charges of attempting to
The Jair.es brother-, formerly members of
Quantrell's gang of guerillas. w!n have
lieen r.i-cii-ctl of belonging to the iirty of
Iowa tram rohlers ana ol committing nam
berless other crimes in Mis-onri, Kentucky
and elsewhere, have published a cinl in the
St. Louis Dirpoteh, offering t surrender
themselves to the authorities, if tl.ey will
guarantee protections from molis "or from a
requi-ition from the governor of Iowa, which
is the same thing." They say that the feel
ing against them ha- grown out of the old
enmity of the war and that they only want a
fair trial to trove their innocence.
The trial of W. Page MrCartv for the
lulling of John 11. Mordecai in a duel, at
Kichmond. Ya.. last May. has resulted in a
verdict of involuntary manslaughter, and
tho prisoner was fined $300. un verdict
was receive.! with astoni-nment.
While J ihn Shields was testing a Iioiler
at his lmiler-works at Peoria, HI., it ex
ploded, killing him instantly, and blowing
his body into an unreeognizahle taa.-s.
The San Francisco hoodlums have tamed
from per-eeuting Chinamen to in-ulting ami
outraging women. Hardly a ilay passes
that the papers arc not called upon tochror
icle some brutal and unprovoked a-ault,
and. a few nights ago, a gang of young des
peradoes actually pulled a re-pectalile wo
man out ofa store, attempted to ravi-h her,
and were only driven from tlieir prey after
they had badly beaten a policeman and two
1 itizens who vi cnt to the re-cue.
A young man named John Mullally of
Woon-ooket was employed in the woollen
mill at Millviiie that was burned on the 'th
inst, ami was at work in the fifth or upper
story when the fin broke out, ami finding
all other means of escape cut oil, after being
severely burned, lie leaped from tliat great
height to the frozen ground, where he lay
in-ensiblc until he was di-covcrcd by a boy,
who called some men. ami they placed him
on a door and carried him 1 1 a house near
by, antl afterwards he wa- carried to his
h'ime in Woonsocket. On removing hi
c'othing. it was found that his lack antl
arms were blistered with the heat. s. that
the skin came off w ith his undershirt. Hi
face antl hands were al-o blistered, but none
of hi- bums were deep : he bad received a
very severe cut under hi-chin, and there
was an oblique fracture of hi- left thigh
hone, jut Iielow the hip joint, last night
it was hoped he would recover. When he
recovered his sen-es he lire his sufferings
with great patience end fortitude and with a
genuine "Mark Taplcy" grit, antl after his
broken leg was set he told the doctor he
"felt t.;itc comfortable." Pn'nJmre Jour
117. The Siamese Twin..
5ovir koTTT 1 uoni rvis 10R Tttr '.vwvfk.
Frcm the Ts-tea In:, ttc.
It is .1 very fortunate thing that the Siam
ese twins were law-abiding t itizens. Had
they not leen they would have given the
authorities. nn pnd of trouble. In fact, it
seem-, to ns that they could liavc committed
all sorts of crime with impunity, had they
been so inclined. II Chang bail committed
an a unit, bow wo'.ld it have teen j--ible
to have arrested him without arresting Kng
al-o. ami had Kag tei-n entirely innocent 0
all participation in the affair, why should he
have lieen arrested ! In order tuiinisli the
guilty, il would have luva nis-es.-siry to pun-i-h
the innocent also; and locking up
Chang would have included Licking up ling.
We do not see any way out of the dilemma
tliat would liavc ari-eu except a temporary
one : and that is the confining of ling a- a
witness. lijt when it came to puni-bing
tlie guilty party, justice would liavc leen
nonplus-ed, for the hw does not jermit an
innocent party to snffer for crimes he lias
not committed. If lng, on the other hand,
had penetrated a murder, he could never
l.,tn T-v.,n 1, .......I iktnntlr Itovv -Iron nnd
conclusive the evidence hail lieen against him.
He could not Iiaye leen imiirisoiieil lor lilc,
r. ;, tlif-j- in.hnns It would liave neces
sitated the death or the life-long confinement
ortho nnoiieroling Chang, who. Having a
separate identity could have obtained a
writ of halicas corpus, and dcmamlnl hi
liberty. Had one of these twins leen a
rogue. I.e would have, therefore, can-cil nt
end of cmltarrassmcnt to the officers of jus
tice. If Chang were drunk and disorderly
l, .ihwtj .(-Lit .-.lltssttim isliIiI liavc
arrested him without laying himself open to
a ctiargc 01 laise imprisonment irom sue mi
offending Kng? Had these twins leen evil
minded, and conscious of the perplexities
they could have originated, tliere is no
knowing what might liavc happened. The
lavr would have leen j-owerlc-s, for vicc
inust have triumphed and virtue been op
pressed, or virtue triumphed and vice gone
unpunished. Twins of this description arc
hy no means desirable under such possible
A Kcssiax Do-sLSiicTk-icidv. -M.Tchik-atehef,
a provincial magistrate, was separat
ed from lu w ifc. In the performance of his
duties he vi-itcd a landed estate and lecame
smitten and more intimate tlian proper with
a young girl on the estate. Mmc. T. was
poktngrouml where she had no pnrtiealar
business, saw how things were going, made
it all up with fccrhu.slnd,and they went to
living together again, happy as Kussians can
he. In time the aforesaid young girl wanted
to get marriel. and, as a particular favor,
she a-kcd M. Tchikatchcf to give her away
at the wedding. She said ho would thus re
move all suspicions of their foracrjintimaey.
Tchikatchcf consented. All went well for
some years. Lately M. Tchikatchel met the
hu-band to whom he had given a vvifeand the
happy man invitea him to vi-it his wife, to
which I10 consented. Going to the hon-c lie
found husband and wife together, and after
a short conversation the hu-liand locked the
door. At the same time the w ifo addressed
M.Tehikatehcf, and said that she wasabout,
in his presence anl that of her husband, to
narrate the circumstance of their former ac
quaintance, which she proceeded to do. She
told everything, as no one but a Kus-ian
woman would have done, under such circum
stances, and then oflcrcdTehikatchef a pistol
and a dagger, insisting that he should justi
fy her by committing suicide then and there.
The gallant magistrate asked for little time
to consider. It was a very serious under
takingfor which he wxs r.of prepared.
He finally declined the invitation, and man
aged to get away from tho house. Tlie hivs
land followed the magistrate aronnd for a
while, trying to get him to fight a duel, but
being unable to bring him to terms, he ruslicd
upon him, one day, and killed him.
The I'linriiiiiir Monir.
T IILVS mv..lfOltf.
Aiir.n on nt! diih in h5d.
I'r tlie oM -burn line ( stiai:
Put lb. Itiick ereita , puitj aivi fi'e,
.,- n it-ds.am now lnejr-s
Alt Low ttoa I tirrtl ct1
Hut tlie butler ll&te;' ycc -
Aeliin- luck 9,-itt wesry ana
Ice the suMen ck4ppe8-"
An,l the churn r.ujj hir? .nti -leir,
Ann-.trt.it lisrf t C- netin.
V.'ftlEfn: jva will h n t .1 ,1.
Uieh flute, ellng tn lid n4 tfwb ;
lleur tlie thin m'lli Maury .1 u
ftMt mil e ! the eir.
Fir Itujsthe butter. Leu'
dilate r raost. l
s ii:t-- Vy !
r j. 11. xc .tACoaro-i.
Ouoie: clttser arsl eltvser together,
Sau- ui Pttbe jolly health 3re'
If 'rtHMHl tube rrim ,s,-iiiD- -rectter,
V.VU raog U4 the n'uher anil niftier
IViotli mv cSatltt- atitl clatter hfttt 1
TUo nulrihruu.li Hi- MtleJ may .
V.hti ettrr-i f,.r tboehaoit -tltHf at
We're ileaf tu tbo t la'.lt r. w thin
A tear ft the tsio vw'ttv chair.
(Set it lnlerly bc- to tho wall.)
l'.,f. the little Mae feet In tbe -hiffl..a;ivrwt,
lltMt -ilty them t.ty us all!
ban-; a? l
HE WVNTS Tt. D?I A tlKVNUXIt A'D VTlTlt TUS
Tilings ain't wtirkin' ez smooth with ns
ez I could wish, in our movor.iPii lor the
relief uv the liard-handrd agric;traii3t
uy illinoy. We huv made so ue blanders
ourscUcs, and besides, the ur.usrs taeir
selves didn't how tl'at ati-traci cattKr-ias-a
wich I wanted to see. They are t n much
devoted to things purely persun it to iak3
broad views uv things.
Our fast mi-forcho. a ,-ci;,irrcd in the
election uv ofSccrs uy our lirange lffo-4
list uy the oftcers and went on to Ell 'eat.
Mr. Ceihns lidlins wuz elected JI -st.ir : Mr.
l'ettus. Treasurer ; Mr. Ulati.cr-, Secrea.
ry, and tiie other princiutl ofSc:- was filled
liy other gentlemen wiio wo- dent decline i.
county otes cf they wn . urged liard e-aulT.
Wat am I to hcv ?" I a-ed.
liillin.' run hi- lntci'it-, ,0.11 tyj gown tho
" Wood it sottyoM to '. F. ,ri?" hers
" Anything !" wuz my an----.
WhcreujKiii I wuz electe i F.ora, and tiiti
Ii-; w as pnhlishcd in the county p ipers.
There wuz a guffaw all over the country
Nut one uy 11s knowed tl.at I ion wuz a fe
male ! Knowledge . power. Tim idee uv
my being a Flora the godde-s m flower j,
andsich: I mite ez well imt ou a white
mn-lin dress in a tabluti cr m.- -JJe-s iv
liut we endoured the Ulti.re av ihe popu
lis at this blunder, and went to work vigor
ously to drum up recruit-. Vie held daily
meetings in the backroom uv the Jack-onvill''
Hotel ; di-cu--in the wrong- uv the labonu
classes. To sec us there w 1 -i'-o wicii
shood hey melted the hearts ..v the lalwrrr
men. Iiillinses favorite attitude wuz leanin
on his elbow nn a temporary bar. Pcttus,
lying on a long table, at fall length .mourn
fully wetting his lips ever nnd ".r.un with a
littb whi-key aui water, while iilather
wui tippc-i 1-ack ia a cheer with his feet on
a winder -.11. where he i . i -ee tbo sons uv
toil, wl-.i-e interests he w iz watchin ovtr,
swe-arin in a distant ti -hi
lih-vrvc," sail Ulatitir-. il.at hones-t
.eoraanry a mttin i:i l.'.s tinreiiuitcd toil.
My soul aehus lor luut
Ami to drown hi- -yrrov.- :.t too siw, Mr
lilather-ordered a jila-s uv whiskey, rc
m irking to the landlord ii. tiie nio,t absent
minded manner to ji-t cieilk i'. down, wich
the laiiol. rd. h.-viu Iwt'iv concloodii
sentenceuvtheor.ler.il. .1 . lially absent
minded manner didn't It." : t-.i r.kkerat
all. Hi- 'infeeling re:... - k .-'.! -t ba wuz
ji-t out uv chalk.
That afternoon I go; ! ' 1 . v three far
mers, and had a lonffani .t:-t-.c: ,ry talk
with them. They wtre i:w i .' ,'nmor-o-Iolies,
ami were na-ly 1 1 ..io in a uiove
ment to bust 'em. I to! i ta,n our new
organ. "oition. and in:ted .n 1 eome with
me and enroll thcirvilve- 'v nil i ' " iC band
ur noble -peril-, who '. a go.n to bust
their bond- and !-'. . ub : - prep"
" Are you wilim to I -it.'.. 11 hn.
croo-ade?" IdemanJtt'. " Arc voo .I'm
tojineau organiza-hen w'uli wm tV
farmers uv th e-ountry j r . r-ard I -their
labor, which wid giie u n - -:',
what telongs to Vui ?"
" We air ! we air' said : - 1. r.
" Then come with mc." - u i 1.
I u-bctcd 'em into the t-i tJc
' IiilHus, lilathtrs, P..'..u-, I -.n.d t,
ultingly. ' hero is thrc hi. 1 yeomwry
who ties iin ground into 1 1- i -'. ' J' thiev
monopolies, wht want it- i- -.;e- here .s
three rccrjot-for our i ' 1, t 1 y :v Iret
men!" It struck ne ax the ii a - t. -' ... lt ici.0.
did not hsik so exultant i 1 should,
that they wore the gcn-.-tl t.- -..rnvuv
three men wiio wts-t 1.1 1 ! '.-i . ev "
"Mr. liillias." -aid ! tra.. , N . 1, - Jo.
projitise tt give tho 1 iter- it;' . .r -a '.
do you ?"
" Mr. lilatlwrs, yon ar.' i- . .11.
to ' he farmers mat i- ti.cir . . n . . i " -'
setl farmer No. It
" Mr. Pcttus, you j,r..t. -e t ',. I r -store
to lalhir wat iKrloiig- to ir. 1. -'; 1
" Certainly," set! liillin-, ! . .
l'ettus, rz white cz sheet-.
" Then commence in tl is '1 : .- ..'-.Jj
by pay in mo for tho load 11 . i a;. I - i i y o .
eight years ago." sii'l liit-ii! . .0 a-ao.
seczin liillins by the t'.r.. i
" Pay mo for the hut! atj,-- y
bought cv mc last win--r. ' ' ,,'-.d N '. -seczin
" Pay mc for tiu i.Kid i.. .v , 1 1 draw, .
yoo last fall, wuz a year ..- 1. ' - iojte.1 '- .
:!, going Pcttus.
The farmers didn't : ; - t ;ay.nnlw.
hcv alandoned all luqn- 1. - i iorin tl-cn.
There ain't 110 u-e uv -.u, .-.t li-srs vyit',
Ialwr trving to do .inv thin, w - h laen wh"
take siirh narrar and gr"V. 'n vicvys uv
things ez these men do. lri:ic.('lesare hroai
and general in their nachcr, a-id enn n at be
brot down to sich small n.rm-'s czwood,
potatoes and bay. Ontil men kin lie maaa
broader our lalwrs will lie m vain. Can't
Pcttus, lilathcrs and liillins sympathize
with labor ji-t czwcll when they ilm't raf
ez when they do?
I follered these men outandheerd 'era x.-a
each other wat earthly good it food posaibiy
do labor and l.iborin men to elect three sic
infernal boats to oflis. This i- t he rewnnl
we git for our services in awakenin tl:.
masses to a sense uv their wrongs. And th
ungrateful wretches arc organizia tie!"
aetooal farmers tothe Legislature, -.rat"
sich county oS.-es ez hey anything to do
with taxashen and sic!'. Wat imlooseineat
is there for lis to contir ue on- work .'
I shed keep on a little while tlivagh I
kin avoid the fate that overtook my friend.-,
Tor I Uvn't bin bero long cnutl: to et in
PrraoLEnt V. Nxsnv,
( Wun-t Postmaster cow l'ar'.i.-r )
Siuaresilk hacdkerchieC', tied loo-o'j
around the throat, are greatly alTcctjd by
fashionable ladies at present.
At some of the Iio-ton riding sclu.o.i
young ladies are having a series of mas
querades a cheval this winter.
A lio-ton paper says that thcro is. mora
riding in tho saddle there this winter than
there has been for many seasons.
Foreign buyers, just returned, report that
all dry goods in Kurope, especially woollen
fabrics. haye advanced at least Evo p..
Carael's-hair cloth is not as much wore or
as fashionable as it wxs a month ago. Tb
material was sold too cheap to constitatoa
elegant costume, hence its rapid decline
Tho new French "Taffe, cloth" will i.robfi
bly be the jicxt rage.
The new kind of tea tables ate oval, bar
ing brass handles, so tliat they and tho
whole tea equipage arc brought in at once
They are in the lorm of a kind of double
table, -.having a smaller one above fastened
to the principal one by four legs. Tho cako
and bread and butter are placed undcrneata
the smaller ono in the centre, and the ter.
cups all round, and tho cream, sugar and
tea on the upper one.
Parisian bonnets are now shown in rery
odd forms and shapes of velvet and triaitaci
entirely with ostrich feathers and tips, ir
shades" corresponding with tho materia
color of tho lkinnet it-elf. Thus a brown
velvet bonnet is tnuimcd with four shades
or brown feathers, ono feather going oxer
the tup or the head in front, instead 01 tho
ordinary face inniiaio-; other colored
bonnets in .the same style. Tbo shaps cf
this new bonnet is very difficult to Ocscnb?.
TtlS litTXllEa-STOBRS-lil'DDlXCTO:.- Duti-
(ii.tv. It is the settled determination of
Mr. Haddington and his associates to prcja
the llccchcr matter to a council. The 5 Hair
has already produced a very disastrous
social effect. In a community rcmarkablo
for its peaceful relation of churches, ona
with another. lines ot alienation havo been
run that a generation will not obliterate.
Life-lung friends have been alienated, and
angry discus-ions aro heard in the cars, cn
the boats, in ru-tiurants and in all tho
social circles of the city. Tho threo pas
tors arc moving along by a correspondence
toward a private settlement, which is cot at
all probable. Ifa council is called, Drs.
Storrs and liuddington will not have it all
their own way. They will be arraigned
for the violation or Cbngregatioaal law and
usage throughout the whole of the Plymouth
Church matter; for liturgical rervriceand
un-CongTegational usage in worship ; for
dropping members without trial; and for
various practices that Turnish social scandal
just now to the city. Tho whole affair
promises to resemble a vessel that, having
weathered the gale, rolls her masts over
lnjard in a calm. .Vrir rir7errto Boston