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PUSS IN THE CORNER. All day long In the" corner she sits ; ' 1 " All day long in the corner she knits: . Bat while her dextrous needle play Her eyes, to liquid, and large, end mj. ... wu wicn me arouna ue noune. For the Past la the Comer," and rm the My pass hasn't got any taloned claws. And white as mtik are her pretty paws; And none of the ferine cruelty lie Lurkinff within her dn tfrsr tt-rmm , Tet the bold me and keep me about the house, I Wot Che's "Puss in the Comer," and I'm the mouse. T Vuve heard that a vf tana m sa. . When the world was young, and the world was A lusty Hon fa t net was caug ht. And the Monarch of Beatte was like to rot. Till the woven thread of his prison-house -. Were gnawed away bj a little mouse. The antique tale is reversed for me. ' : I'm a mouse in a net and I can't get freel -' For crosswise around By-poor heart twines The net of love in a thousand linus; And r4 Puss In the Corner " sits and smiles. And fastens the knot with a thousand wiles,' But I know the war to hreak the chains ' A single course to me remains; When once the marriage vows are said. When " Pros in the Coiner and I are wed. We'll see who rales all over the house, -And which is the cat and which the moose! Miscellaneous. Broaching a Mine. Amoso the many dancers the Cornish WHH!"'' tobatt,e against, one of the V FRAtACT On ana from I 11 - greatest arises from accidentally carrying uu cAtavauuns too ciose to some disused pit, that perhaps many years since has been boarded and earthed over, and in con rue or time forgotten. rvnea miners have reason to suspect that such is the case a suspicion general ly caused by a greater exudation of water iai u usual t bey at once proceed to w Mx-.iiiiKTai ly termed - now it; and g. . "w uw w V1UB (11 Bll VFiU . (II II 17 II 1 1 1 1 'I H I linn iv P"110'?16 "cw" m tee ucdertaiing: ..w,, j eje, .u, wc ncfs wursuig "uiiureu lamoms aown running a level due north and to our surprise the further we went the more moist the earth got, till on going to work one morning, e iouoa me whole end of the wall cov ered with drops of dew. Seeing this, it eirucs. au oi us at once mat mere must be pit at no great distance, and (as they a'most alius are) full af water. Fancy "", sir; a poay o water reaching many uuuoms aDove you, and me narrow space niuuu TUUUC T I 1 M 11 1' umv KIHIUtHI irom n py a min crust ol clay, putting you in the momentary fear of this giving way, ouu vuc vt :r uraHuuig in upon you : " However, there it was. and must be got rid of, and this, too, by 'driving or holing right into it ; for if left we should never be sale, or tell when we might come -unaware across one of the many levels or nans wnicn run sued numerous ways and ' depths. - - - "When the captain of the mine learned of its existence an offer was soon made on tolerable generous terms to any who chose jo empty it ; wnicn oner six ot us accept ing, we at once proceeded wua our dan gerous task. The first thing we did was to put up strong frame-work with doors attached, opening inward toward the old pit, so that tne instant me mine was holed, by run ning and closing the doors in passing, the mass of water would be kept back for a time long enough, at all events, as we nopea, ior us to reacn me ladders. "After niacins three of these safety- Yalves, as we called them, alonsr the level at short distances apart, we proceeded siowiy ana cautiously wita tne more dan gerous part of our work. Bit by bit we got nearer and nearer to the old mine, at every blow of the sledge on the borer -ex pecting the rush of water to follow, often and often fearing to strike more than one blow before running for our lives, till the constant oread which we were alius in so worked on the nerves of the bravest that even a falling stone would be sufficient to put every one oi us to night .wever snail i jorcet me moraine Cf 6 . s ' . IfJtZJi- o my s as ready for another to strike, the rest of us watching for the blow to fall, and pre pared to run if necessary. " At last, while every eye was fixed on 'em, the steel hammer rang on the borer, wnicn in another second was sent whiz zing rar away down me level, as. with a horrible roar the water came tearing and crushing through the earth. "It was a run then for life, sir ; and in a far shorter time than I can tell it, we were through the first door-way, and in the act of swinging to the next, when the first was dashed against it; but, thank God, this forja time resisted the pressure of the water, or I should not be here telling of it. ' " On we sped, our only hope of safety lying in gaining the ladders before the last door gave way; and what a distance they seemed, when even a few moments gained might rescue us from death! Breathless, at last we reached them, and naa but ascended a few rounds when, with bang whirl crash the water was upon us, ana, last as we ciunoed, like some hor rid monster seeking our destruction, it gimea up step ior step witn us. " Even now a shuddering feeling creeps over me as I call to mind the fierce strug gle it was to climb faster than the water roce. Paint and weary, we still tore up ward, for to rest only a few .moments would, to a certainty, have been 'death.' Up, up, with our dread enemy gaining on our flagging footsteps; now with the cold water gliding to our knees, yet still with renewed desperation struggling on. Thank neaven, me aait was at last reached, and we were saved. Draeeine our exhausted limbs a few feet higher, we watched the dread torrent rushing through this outlet. Then it was that, giving a glance toward my comrades, 1 bad mere are but two left. Yes, air, six of as went down: three only came up. -. Whether they were overtook in me level or washed trom the ladders none could tell, for death was too closely fol lowing ns at the time to allow of us be stowing a thought on- our poor mates. However, we thought a deal more about them on reaching the mouth of the pit, where stood their pale-faced, anxious wives, scanning us on coming to grass, and ask ing, with a frightened cry, ' Where are our husbands? . " We could only point down to the roar ing gulf, for our hearts were too full to utter even the simple word dead. ." - "u xne following description of the holing or a pit of water may best be given I I no I 1 I in L mit had tne that man have you fogy till been sent to was only the ior uiiu of whom could since harder and miles. earth long of - tied was soul. used and until her to the white beach were heart of wives, should a and of could not was A New Swindling Dodge. " For about a week past a few rough- looking sharpen from New York have been operating in this vicinity, -swindling the farmers by what is known as the cloth dodge. They went around by twos, and played their eame m the following man ner : One of these two would go to a house ana oner for sale apiece ot ciotn at a very low price, it ne sold me clotn there his pal would reach the house soon after he left it, and ask the inmates whether a man had sold them any cloth. When the cloth was shown to the second comer, he would instantly claim it, saying that it had been stolen from him, and the purchasers, to avoid Deing imp.icated in any trouble, would of course surrender the cloth, and lose what they had paid for it. It is said that these sharpers made Newburg their headquarters, but carefully refrained from practicing their little game here. Police Officer Andrews has been watching them, not liking their looks, but not being able to bring anything Jirectly against i'nem until to-day, " liut they leit town for New York last nighty leaving, it is said, some unpaid oiiis oenina .mem. it ex changes will refer to the "dark ways" of this gang or dew lark gentlemen, who live by their wita, at other people's ex-" pense, farmers in other sections may be put on their guard against the swindlers. jxewurg journal. - Is the execution .of a recent deed by a man and his wrifa the wife was taken aside. before the acknowledgement was made, by I a commissioner, who, in the usual form, asked, "Do you execute this deed freely, and without any fear or compromise of your husband ?" " Fear of my husband I" exclaimed the wife, "I've had five has- bands, and never was afraid of any of them!" her she saying of To her was G3d otner lost. me motion love. all had hungry. 1 hidden in a seemed tears. cifix life, upon the half-breed in all to But which Terre leave 'and VOLUME I. McCONNELLSVILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1871. NUMBER 12. THE GUNPOWDER PLOT. THE STORY OF A FOURTH OF JULY. Degun to nna tneir way into mis paradise through the highway of the Sauk valley, Lindsleyville was a hundred and fifty miles Whenever one writes 'with photo graphic exactness of frontier life, he is ac cused of inventing improbable things. uia uavy Lindsley lived in a queer Cabin on the Pomme de Terre River. If yon should ever ride over the new North ern Pacific when it shall be completed, or ovtr mat branch ol it which crosses the Pomme de Terre, you can get out at a sta tion which will, no doubt, be called for an old settler. Gaffer's Station; and if yon would like to ate some beautiful fcunerv. take a canoe and float down the Pomme de Terra River. You will have to make some portages, and you will have a good appetite ior supper when you reach the old Lindsley house, ten miles from Gager's, '.. .... " but its present owner is hospitable. A queer old chap was Lindsley the last time I saw him. I remember how he took me all over his claim, and showed me the txuues of Lindsleyville, as he called it j His Ion? iron-rrav hair fluttered in the wind, and his face seemed like a wizard's, penetrating but unearthly. - That was long oeiore the (Treat tide ol immigrants had began to find their way into this paradise ftrit nt no VA11 or f hnt lima Ita nonn a. vsuv v mv w ji xa. a iua. uuig. uuuuior tion numbered two, Lindsley and his aangnier. ine oia man naa ineo to make a fortune in many ways. There was eort of useless invention that he had not attempted, and you will find in the Patent Office models without number of bee hives and cannons, steam cut-oils and baby jumpers, lightning churns and flying ma chines, on which he had taken out pa tents, assr.vxi cf making a fortune from each onu He h&3 raised fancy chickens. figure i himself rich on two swarms of bees, -.raveled with a magic lantern, writ- 1'T . nhi nennhm nnrn o ml c- n T-t . newspaper. There was but one purpose winch he was fixed: which was to guard his daughter jealously. To do this, and to try the experiment of building an topian city, he Had traveled to me sum of this knoll on the riirht bank of the I'omme de lerre. There never was a more beautiful landscape. than that which Lindsleyvule commanded. But the town did not grow, chiefly be cause it was so far beyond the border, though the conditions in his deeds intend ed to secure the character of the -city from deterioration were so many, mat noDody would have been willing to buy the lots. At tne time l speak ol, David Linds.ey dwelt on the Pomme de Terre for five years. He had removed suddenly from (Connecticut village in which he had Been iivmff because he had discovered his daughter had,' in spite of his watchfulness, formed an attachment for a young man who had the effrontery to dis close the whole thing to him by politely ssmng ma consent to tneir marriage. - - Alarry my daughter!" choked the old ; why. Air. Urown, you are crazy. I educated her upon the combined principles of Rousseau, of Pestalozzi, of roebel, and of Herbert Spencer. And ! you only graduated at Yale, an old mediaeval institution! No, sir! not I meet a philosopher whose mind has symmetrically developed can I con ior my Jnuia to marry." And the old man became so frantic that. save him from the mad-house, Emilia wrote a letter, at his dictation, to voune- urown, peremptorily Dreaking on all 1 tions; and he, a sensitive, romantic .man, hWtt broken, and leftthe village. He sent a farewell to his friends the day before he was to sail from New Bedford on whaling voyage. He carried with him impression that an unaccountable change of mind in Emilia had left no hope nun. To prevent a recurrence of such an an toward accident as. this, and, as he ex pressed it, " to bring his daughter's mind muuuiie relations wua nature, tne lanatical philosopher established the town Lindsleyville, determined that no family in which there was a young man should settle oh his town-plot, unless, in deed, the young man should prove the paragon he was looking for. Emilia's motherless life had not been a cheerful one, subjected to the ever-changing whims of a visionary father, with one of her practical cast of mind have no point of sympathy. And she came to Lindsleyville it was than ever, for there was no neigh bor nearer than Gager's, ten miles away. there was not a woman within fifty . mere is no place so lonesome as a prairie; the horizon is so wide, and the is so empty! Lindsley had spent all his own money ago, and it was only the small annuity his daughter, inherited from her mother's family, the capital of which was up to keep it out of his reach, that prevented them from starving. Emilia starving indeed, not in body, but in Cut off from human sympathy, she to sit at the gable window of the cabin look out over the boundless meadow, it seemed to her that she would lose reason. The wild geese Bcreaming one another overhead, the bald-eagles building in the solitary elm that grew by side of the river, the flock of great pelicans that were fishing on the of Swan Lake, three miles away, all objects of envy to the lonesome of the girl ; for they had companions their kind they were husbands and and parents and children, while she here she checked her thoughts lest she be disloyal to her father. To her disordered fancy the universe seemed to be wneeL lhe sun and me stars came up wont down over the monotonous sea grass with frightful regularity, and she not tell whether there was a God or When she thought of God at all, it as a relentless giant turning the crank kept the sky going round. The uni was an awful machine. The prayers mother taught her in infancy died upon lips, and instead of praying to God cried out to her mother. Un-protest-ant as the sentiment is, I cannnot forbear that this talking to the dead is one the most natural things in the world. Emilia the dimly remembered love of mother was all of tenderness there in the universe, the only revelation of that had come to her, except only the love, wnicn was to ner a raradise For the great hard Fate that turned prairie universe round with a crank had also, so it seemed to her. snatched away from her the object of her This disordered, faithless state was the fruit she tasted of the peculiar edu cation so much vaunted by her father. She eaten the husks he gave her and was said she had no company. An old da guerreotype of her mother and a carefully photograph (marked on the back rather immature hand : " E. Brown'') to answer with looks of love and sympathy when she wetted them with her They were her rosary and ner cru ; they were the gifts of a beclouded through which God shone in dimly her. -. This poor girl looked and lomred so for company of human kind that she counted those red-letter days on which a voyageur traveled over the trail front of the house, and even a party of begging and beggarly Sioux, hunfrrv for they could get to eat, offering impor- her father, were not wholly an welmmp. luuaiciv vj scu uuuipues moccasins the days of all days were those on Edwards, the tall, long-haired American trapper, fished in the Pomme de in sight of the Lindsley cabin. On suchoccasionstheoldmanLindsleywould his work and stay about the house. watch jealously and uneasily every I I a of on to go to " .tr. ter air are the be for half-breeds looked on Lindsley as a monster quite capable of anything. He was even report empting ed to have beaten his daughter, and to movement of the trapper. On one or two occasions when that picturesque individ ual, wearing a wolf-skin cap, with the wolfs tail hinging down between his shoulders, presented himse f at the door or the cabin to crave some little courtesy. Lindsley closed the front door and brought out the articles asked for from the back. like a meditcval chieftain guarding his ens tie. But all the time that poor Emilia could hear the voice of the tall trapper her heart beat two beats for one. For was not-a human voice speaking her own lan gusge f And the days on which he was visible were accounted as the gates of par adise, and the moments in winch he spoke in her hearing were as a paradise itself. This churlish, inhotpi table manner made Lindsley many enemies in a land in which one cannot afford to have enemies. I . . iivery haif-brted hunter took the old man s bus- picious manner as a personal affront. u He thinks we are horse-thieves," they said, scornfully. And Jaques Bourdon, the half-breed who had u filed on" the claim alongside Lsndslev's, and even claimc unjustly a " forty" . of Lindsley's town- plot, had no dimculty in securing the sym pathy of the settlers and nomads, who ltnw .r.-m I V. m I . APa ko Ua C IJUilUUCU 1U. UlrJ fTUUClUCdO UiM Lhe might keep her out of an immense for tune which she had inherited, bo lands ley grew every day in disfavor in a region where unpopularity in its mildest -form is sure to take a most unpleasant way making itself known. Emilia knew enough to understand this danger, and she was shaken with nameless tear when ever she heard the sharp words that pass ed between her father and Bourdon the half-breed. The resentment of the latter reached its climax when the decision of the land-office was rendered in favor of Mr. Lindsley. From that hour the re venge of this man, whose hot French was mixed with relentless Indian blood, hung over the head of the old man, who still read and wrote, and invented and theo rized, in otter ignorance of any penl ex cept the danger that some man, not a fool, should marry his daughter. The Fourth of July was celebrated at Gager's. People came from fifty miles round. Patriotism? No! But love of human fellowship. The celebrated Pierre Bottineau and me other Canadians and half-breeds were there, mellowed with drink singing the sensual and almost lewd Fren ix rowing songs their fathers had sung on the bt. Lawrence. Whiskey Jim," the retired stage-driver, and Hans Brinkerhoff and the other German set tlers, with two or three Yankees, com pleted the slender crowd, which com prised almost the entire population of six skeleton counties. And the over popular Edwards was among mem, his tall, grave face and flowing ringlets rising above them alL A man so ready to serve any body as he, was idolized among irontier men, whose gratitude is almost equal to their revenge. Captain Oscar, the popular politician, who wore his hair long and swore and drank, just to keep in with his widely scattered constituents, whom he represented in the Minnesota Senate each winter (and who usually cast half a dozen votes apiece for him), made a buncombe speech, and then Edwards, who wouldn't drink, but who knew how to tell strange stones, kept them laughing for halt an hour. Edwards was a type of man not so uncommon on the frontier as those imagine who mink the trapper always a hall-norae. half-alligator creature, such as they read of in tie Beadle novels. I knew one trapper who was a student of numismatics, another who devoted his spare time to astronomy, and several traders and trap pers who were men of considerable cul ture, though they are generally men who are a little morbid or eccentric in their mental structure. All Edwards' natural abilities, which were sufficient to have earned him distinction had" he been civilization," were concentrated on the pursuits of his wild life, and such man always surpasses the coarsest and duller Indian or half-breed in his own field. After a game of ball, and other sports imitated from the Indians, the bait brulet began to be too much softened with whis ky to keep up athletic exercises, and some thing in their manner led Edwards to sus pect that there were other amusements on the programme into the secret of which he had not been admitted. By adroit management he contrived to overhear part of a conversation in which "poudre a canon" was mixed up with the name of Lindsfce. He inferred that the blowing up of Lindsley'a house was to finish the celebration of the national holi day. Treating Bourdon to an extra glass whiskey, and seasoning it with some well-timed denunciations of " the old mon ster," he gathered that the plan was to plant a keg ol powder under the chimney the northside of the cabin and blow it pieces, just to scare the monster out, or kill him and his daughter, it did not mat ter which. Edwards praised the plan. He said that if it were not that he had to to Pelican Lake that very night, he would go along and help to blow up the old rascal. Soon after this he shook hands all around and wished them bon voyage in their trip Lindsleyville. He winked his eyes knowingly, playing the hypocrite hand somely. 'Oscar and Bottineau left in dif ferent directions, the Germans had gone home drunk, and only "Whiskey Jim" joined the half-breeds in their trip. They took possession of an immigrant team that was in Gager's stable, and just after sunset started on their patriotic errand. They were going to celebrate the fourth by blow ing ap tne tyrant. Meantime, Edwards had taken long strides, but his moccasin-clad feet were not carrying him in the direction of Pelican Lake. Half the time walking as only the Long Trapper " could walk, half the time in a swinging trot, he made the best possible speed towards Lindsleyville. He had a start of the half-breeds, but how much he could not tell; and there was no time to be lost- At the summit f every knowl he looked back to see if they were coming, crouching in the grass lost they should discover him. Lindsley received him suspiciously as ever, and positively refused to be'ieve his Rut ,;., n r.i war&; SOOn convinced him that the party were hist leaving orV Th wt r were just leaving Gager a. The dusk of me evening was coming on, and Lindsley s fright was great as he realized his daugh s peril. "I will fight them to the death," he said, getting down his revolver, with an that would have done honor to Don Quixote. - If you fight them and whip them, they will waylay you and kill you. But there ten of them, and if you fight them you will be killed, and this lady will be without a protector. If you run away, house will be destroyed, and you will killed whenever yon are found. But what have you here! a magic lantern?" The old gentleman had, before Edwards' arrival, taken down the instrument to in troduce some improvement which he had just invented When Edwards stumbled over it and called it a magic lantern he looked at him scornfully. " A magic lantern !" he cried. " No, sir ; that is a dissolving view, oxy -calcium, pantosciostereoscopticon." " With this we must save you and your daughter from the half-breeds," said the trapper, a little impatient at this ill-timed manifestation of pedantry. "Get ready action immediately." - " I have no oxygen gas." - Bou bruin, "tini-nt wood." is the title the apply to themselves, in allusion to I " Make it at once," said Edwards. He picked up some papers marked. "Chlor, potass, and " Black oxide. ' , . " Here is your material," he said." ' "Do you understand chemistry?" asked Lindsley. But the trapper did not ans wer. He got out the retort, and in five minutes the oxygen was bubbling furious ly through the wash-bottle into the India rubber receiver. .Lawards stood at the window scanning the road toward Gager's with his telescope until it grew dark, which in that latitude was at about ten o'clock. Then the magic lantern was re moved to the little grass roofed stable, in which dwelt a solitary pony, and bv Ed wards' direction the focus was carefully set so that it would throw a picture against the house. Edwards selected two pic tures and adjusted them for use in the two tuies. The half-breeds were not in haste, and in all the long hour of suspense, Emilia, hut in the barn with her lather and young Edwards, was positively happy. For here was human companionship, and a hungry soul will gladly risk death if by that means companionship can be purchased. It did dot matter either that coversation was oat of the question. It is presence and not talk that makes companionship. . But hark, the boi$ brute are on the bank of the river below. Emilia's heart grew still as she heard them- swear. Their taer r-r-r-re rolled like the rattle of a rat tle-snake. Thev were cominir ud the hill, quarreling drunkenly about the pow der. Now they were between the house and the stable, getting ready to dig a hole for the "poudre a canon." Ill give them fire-works!" said Ed wards in a whisper. A picture of Thorwaldsen s bas relierof Mornine " havin? been previously placed in the instrument,Edwards now removed the cap, and the beautiful flying female ngure, with me lnlant in ner arms, shone out upon the side of the house with mar velous vividness. "By thunder!" said Whiskey Jim, steadying himself, while every hair stood on end " Mon Dieu!" cried the bote brulei, who had never seen a picture in their lives ex cept in the cathedral of St Boniface, at f ort Garry. "Man JJ.tu.' La Samte ViarneP' And they fell on their knees before this apparition of the Blessed Vir- ;in, and crossed themselves and prayed ustily. But "Whiskey Jim" straightened him self up. and hiccoughed, and stammered "By thunder !" and added some words which, being Saxon. I will not print. - l ne devil ! cried J lm, a minute later. starting down the hill at full speed, for, by Ldwanis direction, the light had been shifted to the other tube in such a way as to dissolve the " Morning " into a hideous picture of the conventional horned and hoofed devil. The picture was original ly meant to be comic, but it now set Jim to running for dear life. Out e' ft It diabU ! lediabU! It diable !" cried the frantic boil brules, breaking off their invocations to the virgin most ab rubtly, and fleeing pell-mell down the hill after Jim, falling over one ano her as they ran. Quick as a flash Edwards threw about him a sheet which he had ready, and pursued the fleeing Frenchmen. Jim had already seized me reins, and on the plan of " the devil take the hindmost," was driving, at a pace that would have done him credit in Central Park, up the trail towards Gager's, leaving the half breeds to get on as .best they could Bour don stumbled and fell, and Edwards lav ished some blows upon him that must have satisfied the boi bride that ghosts have a most solid corporeal existence. lhen Edwards returned and captured the keg of powder. He assured the Lindsley s that the superstitious, half breeds would never again venture within five miles of a house which was guarded by the Holy Virgin and the Devil in part nership. And they never did Even the Indians were afraid to approach the place, pronouncing it " Wakan," or supernatur ally inhabited They regarded Lindsley as a " medicine-man of great power. But what a night that was ! For Ed wards stayed two hours and made the ac quaintance of Lindsley and his daughter. And how he talked, while Emilia thought she had never known how heaven felt be fore ; and the old man forgot his inven tions, and did not broach more than twenty of his theories in the. two hours. He was so much interested in the tall trapper that he forgot the rest. Edwards ate a supper set out by the hands of Emilia, and left at three o'clock. He was at Pelican Lake next morning, and no man suspected his share in the affair except Gager, who had sense enough to say nothing. ' And Emilia lay down and dreamed of angels about the house. One was like Thorwaldsen's Morning," and the other wore long hair and beard, and was very tall! 1 his abortive attempt to make a sky rocket out of Lindsleys cabin wrought only good to Emilia at first The father was now wholly in love with the trapper. He praised him at all hours. He is a philosopher, my daughter. He understands chemistry. He lives in the arcana of nature and reads her secrets. No foolish study of the heathen classics ; no training after mediaeval. fashion in one of our colleges, which are anachronisms, has perverted his taste. Here is me Emile worthy of my Emilia," he would say, much to the daughter s annoyance. But when Edwards came the hours were golden. Hanging his wolf-skin cap be hind the door, and shaking back his long locks as he took his seat, he would en trance father and daughter alike, from his entrance to his exit, with his talks of ad venture. From the time of his first visit, new life came to the heart of Emilia; and Mr. Lindsley, whose every whim the trap per humored, was as much fascinated as his diughter. But now commenced a fierce battle in the heart of Emilia. - Edwards loved her. By all the speeches that his eyes were capable of, he told her so. And by all me beating of her own heart she knew that she loved the brown-faced. long-haired trapper in return. But what about the loir-eyed student, who lor very love and disappointment had gone to the Arctic seas ? He was not at hand to plead his cause, and for this very reason her conscience pleaded for him. When her soul had fed on the words of the trapper as upon manna in the wilderness, she took up the old photograph and the eyes re proached her. . hue shed bitter tears of penitence upon, it for her disloyalty to the storm-tossed sailor, but rejoiced again when she saw the tall figure of the trapper coming down the trail. A desolate and lonely heart cannot live forever on the memory of a dead love. And have ye not read what David did when he was an hun gered? Do not therefore reproach a starving soul for partaking of this feast in the desert. And so Emilia tried to believe that Brown was long since dead poor fellow! She shed tears over an imaginary grave in Labrador -with a great sense of comfort She tried to think that he had long since married and forgotten her. and she endeav ored to nurse some feeble pangs of jealousy towards an imaginary wife. pi ow it was very improper doubtless in Brown to come to life just at this moment One lover too many is as destructive to the happiness of a conscientious girl as one too few. If Emilia had been trained to society, her joy at having two lovers would have had no alloy save her grief that there were not four of them. But it was one of the misfortunes of her solitary and pecu liar education that she had conscience and maidenly modesty. Wherefore it was a source of bitter distress and embarrassment to her that, at the end of a long letter from neighbor who had taken a notion alter years of silence to write her all the gossip I of the old village, she found these words I'Your old friend Brown did not jump into the sea at grief for his rejection after all. He has written to somebody here that he is coming home. I believe he said that he loved you all the tame as ever." . The great grief of Emilia was that she should have been so wicked as to be griev ed. Had she not prayed against storms ana latDergs t Ana now that he was com lng, her heart smote her as if he were ghost of pome one whom she had murder ed I hether she loved him, or Edwards, or somebody, indeed she could not telL But she would do penance for her crime. And so when next she heard the quiet voice of "the long trapper,,' asking for her, she refused to see him, though the re- lusai almost killed ner. . Poor Edwards! How he paced the shore of Swan Lake all that night For when love comes into the soul of a solitary man, it has all the force that all the thousand interests of life have to one in the t.usy world How terrible were the temptations that sometimes assailed the religus eremites we can never guess. t8cifcet of the next day found Edwards in the Red River Valley, far on his way toward a on uarry, bent on spending me rest of his life as a "free trader" in British America. As for Emilia, she was now in total darkness. The son bad set, and the moon had not appeared Brown might be dead, or she might not love him, or he might never find her. And she had thrown away her paradise, and there was only Diacknesa leit. . Edwards had already come within a few miles to Georgetown, where he was to take passage in that strangest of all the crafts that ever frightened away the elk, the little seven-uy-nine steamer "Anson Aortbrup, when, as he was striding des perately along the trail, he was suddenly checked by a thought He stood five minutes in indecision, then turned and be gan to walk rapidly in the opposite direc tion. At Breckinridge he found a stage, and getting out at Gager's, he went down me trail towards Lindsley s. Now Davy Lindsley had been in a terri ble state of ferment ihen he had found the philosopher, "the oncontaminated child of nature, the self-educated combina tion of civilized and savage man," his daughter had perversely refused him, and the old man had' taken the disappoint ment so to heart that he was in a state bordering on frenzy. "Misfortune always pursues me!" he began, when he met Edwards under the hilL "Fifty times I have been near achieving some great result, and my ill- luck nas spoiled it ail. lou see me a broken-hearted man. To have allied my family with a child of nature like yourself would have given me the greatest joy. But how shall I express my grief?" And here the old man struck a pathetically tragic attitude and drew out his handker chief, weening with a profound eelf-pity. " Mr. 'Lindsley, do you know why Miss Lindaley has become so suddenly dis pleased with me! asked the trapper, trembling. "Mils Lindsley, sir, is perverse. It is the oae evil trait that my enlightened system of education, drawn from Rous seau, Pestalozzi, FroebeL and Herbert Spencer and combined with my own genius it is the one evil trait my sys tem has failed to eradicate. She is per verse. I fear, sir, she is yet worshipping the image of a misguided youth, wh'o, filled and puffed np with the useless learn ing of schools, ventured to address her. I am the most unfortunate of men." Mr. Lindsley. can I see your daughter alone?" The old man thought he could But she was very perverse. In truth that very morning Emilia had, in a sublime spirit of self-immolation vow ed that she would love none but the long lost lover, and that if Brown never came back she would die heroically devoted to him, and thus she had sacri ficed to her conscience and it was appeased But right atop this vow came the request of Edwards for an interview; Was ever a girl so beset? Could she trust herself? On thinking it over she was afraid not ; so that it was only by much persuasion that she was prevailed on to grant the request While Edwards talked she could but listen, frightened all the time at the faint ness of her solemn resolution, which had seemed so irrevocable when she made it He frankly demanded the reason for her change of conduct toward him. And she. like an honest and simple-hearted girl, told the other love story with a trembling voice, while Edwards listened with eyes down-cast " This was five years ago !" he asked. " Yes, sir." " And the young man's name ?" " Was Edward Brown." "Curious! I think, he said slowly, pausing as if to get breath and keep his self control. " I think if my hair were cut off short and parted on one side as Edward Brown wore his, instead of in the middle, and if my whiskers were shaven off, and if the tan of five years' exposure were gone from my face, and if were five years younger, and two inches shorter, I think " he paused here and looked at her. " Please say the rest quickly," she said in a faint whisper. For the setting sun was streaming in at the west window up on the face ot the trapper. His hair was thrown back, and he was looking in her eyes with a look she had never seen be fore. But he dropped his head upon his hand now and looked at the floor. "It might be- -" he spoke musingly, " it might be that Edward Brown failed to reach his ship in time at New Bedford and changed his mind and came here, and that after Emilia came he watched this house day and night till his heart came nigh to bursting. But I was going to say," he said, rousing himself, " that in case the yearsM-nd the tan and the hair could be taken off, and this trapper coat changed into one of finer cut and material, and the name reversed, that Browne Edwards the trap per, would be nearer of kin than a twin brother to Edward Brown, the broken hearted student" What ' Emilia did just here I do not know, and if I did I should not tell- you. To faint would have been the proper thing. But, poor girl ! her education had been neglected, and I think she did not faint When the old philosopher came in he was charmed with the situation, and that even ing, when they two walked together on the bank of the Pomme de Terre, Emilia pointed to the stars and said .- " Do you know that in all these years God seemed to me a cruel monster turning a crank ? And to-night every star seems to be an eye through which God is looking at me as my mother used to. I feel as though God were loving me. See, the stars are laughing in my face ! Now I love Him as did my mother. And to-night I am go ing to read that curious story about Christ at the wedding." For God who is love, loves to find his way to a human heart through love. And Edwards, who had been in bitterness and rebellion during the years of his exile, listened now to the voice of love as to that of an angel whom God had sent out of heaven to bring him back home again. And love became the Revealer of God to him also. - Mr. Lindsley is an invalid now. Lind sleyville belongs to Browne Edwards and his wife. And old Davy has made a will on twenty quires of legal cap, bequeithing to his son-in-law all his right, title, and interest in certain ani sundry patents on churns, cannons, bee-hives, magic lanterns, flyiDg-machines, .etc, togetleer with some extraordinary secret discoveries. And the old gentleman is slowly dying in the full conviction that he is bequeathing the foundation of An immense fortune to his i son-in-law, and more wisdom to the world 1 a than has ever been contributed to its stock by all that have gone before. And he often reminds Emilia that she has to thank him for getting so good a husband If it hadn't been for him she might have mar ried mat sickly student txribner Morality. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. How to Get Along Walk. "Coughing: IIoss"isthe Indian nam for locomotive. A Boms in Detroit has been tanght to wniatie lonkee Uoodle. Philadelphia is to sprinkle her streets witn salted water. Racks that Bbcomk Extinct Steam boat races on the Mississippi. TnK Connecticut Legislature has a rule limiting prayers to forty minutes. TriERB are nine cities in Germany and two in Italy which possess Lincoln streets. A pkcpest man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself. Insure in the Mutual Life. oi inicago. . , The reason we dint hear of girls giving the mitten now a-days they don't learn to knit iNStrrtE your Life in the Washington In surance Company, of New York, to the amount of me mortgage on your house. A tailor at Richmond, Va., ha3 prose cuted a sewing gin tor me value of a but ton he had previously given her. An attorney observed to a brother in court that he thought whiskers very un professional. "You are right,' replied nis inena ; a lawyer cannot be too bare laced. One of the handsomest cottages in New port is built upon a rock, and has an iron band whi-.-h goes entirely across the roof of the hcuse and fastens it down securely. A Providence merchant saves his um brellas by citting a small piece out of the handle, which he carries in his pocket- boos ready to prove property at any time. B a blunder, the -people of Worcester. .Mass., nave been ordered by the city au thorities to renumber their houses with Roman numerals. The i?."v shudders at the thought of CCCCXLLX over its own door. The nomenclature of Massachusetts towns has improved with time. Dudley's name in its greener years was Chargog- gagoggmancnoggagogg. fliarirjoro s had even more liquid melody in those days, ugguionikongquamesut B ctte rflies have been found flying at sea, six nnnarcu miles trom land. Their buoyancy is great, and the muscular effort of flying must ba small, while the wind drives them forward rapidly over great distances. A uanton, iil, larmer, says : I was going out past my corn-crib the other morning when 1 observed a large rat car rying a lull-sized ear oi corn in his mouth, witn bead erect At me same time his tail was wrapped around another, and an extra large ear, which he was dragging be hind him." There were recently thirty-nine in mates of the Illinois State Penitentiary who are under eighteen years of age thirty-two white and seven colored, six were sentenced for buglary and larceny ; nneen ior burglary; nine ior larceny; two for rape : two for assault with intent to kill ; two for forgery; three for robbery, A Russian nobleman, who received his degrees from the Universities of St Peters burg and Heidelberg, as a thorough student ot jurisprudence, and who can read, write. and speak the Russian, German, French, Italian, English, Latin, and Greek lan guages, advertises in Hartford for a situa tion as coachman. John Rouse, why wilt thou do so ?" said Thomas Hazard, one of New Bed ford's substantial Quaker merchants sixty years ago, to Johnny Rouse, a negro in his employ, whom he found before a magis trate, not for the first time, charged with steaLhg. "Why wilt thou do so, thou fool ish man ? thou always gets caught" "Why Alassa Hazard," says Johnny, "1 don t gut caught nau me time." Black bass have got into the Connecti cut river accidentally. Two ponds, with outlets leading to the river at points wide ly apart, which had been -stocked with black bass at private cost, were carried away by a flood some two years ago, and the fish swept into the Connecticut, where they have quietly domesticated themselves, Last year they hatched a large quantity of young, and mis year nave reappeared on their Bpawmng ground. On the streets of Norfolk, Va,, on a re cent Sunday, a little girl six or seven years old was seen leading her drunken father homeward. Kcsisting the enorts of all other persons to take him home, he was perfectly passive m the hands of his child, After getting her father to the steps, the little child threw her arms around his neck and kissed him. All who witnessed the scene and the action were affected some to tears. A gentleman whose love of order was largely developed had a clerk in his em ploy whose habits about the omce were any thing but orderly. Nothing under his hand had a nxed locality, and every thing was at odds and ends. This carelessness brought out a reproof frem the employer. who, after a general lecture on the subject of malarrangements, quoted the old pre cept, and said, "Sir, you should have a place for every thing. "I have, sir," re plied the janior, "a great many places for every thing." The Boston Advertiser says : "A wealthy gentleman, seventy-five years old, residing in one oi our suuuroan towns, recently of fered to settle $20,000 on any young lady, a resident of the town, who would become his wife. He desired he said, some one to ride with him, spend his money, and take care of him in his old age. Strange to say, although the place is noted for the beauty and accomplishments of its lady residents, no one could be found willing to take the chances of even becoming a rich young widow." The Bedford 2teict says : " A Lawrence County man planted a tree in front of his house and named it after his wife. Soon the. tree died and the wife lived bat a day or two after. Now you would be surprised at the number of men that are planting trees in front of their domiciles and naming them after their respective, if not respected, wives and the sickliest looking trees that can be found too trees that, with the tenderest care, cannot possibly live more than two weeks. The women see through it, and have resolved not to die!" A novel experiment was tried in New Jersey recently, in the case of a boy who was drowned In Pen Horn Creek while bathing. Two Canadians, seeing men dragging the creek for the body, ap proached, and told mem they would try an experiment Accordingly, a number of bottles were filled with quicklime, tightly corked, and thrown into the creek. In about an hour one of the bottles burst with a great noise, and soon the body rose. The Canadians could not explain the theory further than by saying that, when bottle floats directly over a corpse, it will explode, and the body will rise. For ten years Thomas Day was a tailor in Boston. Twenty years ago he retired from business on account of foiling health. For two or three years past he has suffer ed much from spells of dizziness, and a few days since a surgeon discovered and extracted from his body a common-sized needle, with double thread four inches in length attached As Mr. Day had used no needle of the kind for twenty years, he (the surgeon) supposed he must have swallowed it anterior to that period, and is " Is of of the opinion that the working of the needle and thread through the system caus ed lhe dizziness with which Mr. Day has been afflicted. The Boston TratelUr, which tells this story, adds that since the operation Mr. Day feels greatly relieved and U improving in health. s A strikino Instance of progress, or de generation, as some view it, is noted in England A London paper says twenty years ago the name of the favorite in the Derby was a " household word" in every English home for weeks before the race was run. Now nine persons out of ten are ignorant of his name. The turf seems to be fast following the toot steps of the prize-ring, and will probably at last be landed in the samu slush. It has made so many peers bankrupts aad so many ser vants thieves that both lords and footmen now are cautious of niediHing with it What was regarded as a " noble pastime," is now no longer a " pastime," but a mat ter of business, conducted by low gam blers in a spirit of gain, and not as a trial of strength, speed and skill between well bred and highly trained an inials. A Portland (Maine) paper tells how an - expert identified a torged signature. The witness testified that his name as ap pearing to one of a number of notes was a forgery, while the ablest experts declared that they could see no difference in the signatures. 1 he witness persisted that the one he designa'ed was a forgery. Careful tests were applied the notes were shuttled and dealt to him, but he instantly picked out the fraudulent paper. The notes were then overlaid in such manner as to show only the attested names, and without a moment's hesitation he drew out the same paper. Every test which the ingenuity of me lawyers could devise was applied, with the same result, and the case went to me jury. Alter me case was closed, one of the counsel gave the papers a careful examination, when it was found that the disowned signature had been punctured with a pin bstween the letters, but the mark was so exceedingly small that it had escaped a score of prying eyes ; yet to the witness' experienced vision it was as plain as a pike-staff." A Romance of California. The golden colonies of California and Australia furnish inexhaustible materials for romance, and the imaginative freshness. characteristic of the budding literature of tnose regions, is no doubt stimulated by the novelty of surrounding scenes and in cidents. When people are poor one day ana absolutely roiling in wealth me next, wnen mey glide luxuriously along in " palace cars'y over a country where last year tne coyote and grizzly rambled undis turbed, and when they gaze upon scenery whce stupendous majesty renders all former recollections of nature tame and monotonous, it is not strange if they at tempt, in Mr. Emerson's sense, to develop L - i : : ! ,-. i . . . uieir muiviuuauiy, anu in striving to oe original, should sometimes succeed. A tale comes to as from ban Francisco so oddly dramatic as to be worth record ing, it appears mat a charming young lady of course the story would lack in terest were she commonplace fell in love with a person, called, by his own class and those with whom they consort, a " sport" In other words, he was a dealer at a faro- bank, and, as such, excluded from the so ciety wherein his fair enslaver habitually moved. But they met by chance at a pub lic hall; and, just as ' Claide'MdnotU ad mired, from his flowers and cabbages, the haughty Pauline, who was destined to be come his bride, so, from amid his marked cards, chips and coppers, did the young gamester lift his eyes to this lovely girl of oan t rancisco, and lorget the gull between them. So in the sequel did she. Some how they were introduced at the ball, and afterward they met this time not by chance at a photograph gallery. They were subsequently described by me sym pathetic artist as they appeared on the occasion. Mie wore blue and had "a wealth" of golden hair. The captive sport" was " faultlessly dressed " in full black, garnished with diamonds, and had a love of a moustache." The first clan destine meeting was followed, as is apt to tie the cose, by others, and. to tell the tale Dnctiy, wound ap with a secret marriage. All went on smoothly ior a time, great as was the risk, and the honeymoon. masked in secrecy as it was, seemed to promise well, liu t presently a tiny cloud darkened the skies ot htpp iness. It came, to quote the words of a San Francisco journal, "in the shape of a large, healthy man of business, occupying business rela tions with the young lady s papa. " Thi3 healthful and eligible gentleman goon be came a suitor for the young lady's hand l he lamer, who is represented to De a "merchant prince" of conventional preju dices, favored the suit It was avoided, quite naturally, by the daughter, and final ly entreaties, expostulation and menace brought on an explosion. All was con fessed, and the horror-stricken parent was dumb with rage and mortification. But this young, yet astute child ot me setting sun was equal to the occasion. " What's the use, " she pertinent'y asked, "of mak ing a luss about it? lhe things done. The only question is, how can it be nn done bo that I can do as yon wish?" The father listened in silence, and the daugh ter went on : "I believe my husband is already tired of me, and I know I am of him. iNo one knows of this. Go and buy him off. Make him consent to a di vorce. Give him what money he wants, and then 1 can marry the rich and pros perous New Yorker." This guileless scheme appealed strongly to the business instincts ol our "merchant pnnce, and he straightway set to work to realize it Several interviews followed with the " sport, " who proved as fickle as the blind goddess - he followed, and finally 20,000 was agreed upon as the sum to be paid him for con senting to me divorce. 1 his was nromnt- ly carried through. The rich New Yorker, none the wiser, soon came for his bride to the golden gate, and 'their engagement was formally announced. And now fol lows the pith of this romantic story. The mamage was to take place in a week, and the intended bride was all blushes and complaisance. Father and bridegroom vied with each other in lav ishing costly gifts upon her, and the on- sophisticated creature had a sumptuous trousseau made ready to bring eastward to New York. But the night before the wedding a thrill of dismay ran through the household It was the story of young Lochinvar over again. The bride had tied and worse than all, with the insidious sport." The $20,000 and the trousseau. together with the wedding gifts, we need hardly say, bore the faithful pair compa ny. A letter was soon found addressed to the father. . It stated simply, that the young lady hod changed her mind and that when the epistle was read she would be far on her way to New York, escorted by her former husband whom she had married again. Whether the whole plan was arranged beforehand by way of get ting a start in life that faro had failed to supply, must be left to conjecture. It is said, however, that the father has not been obdurate, and that on the accepted condi tion that the green cloth should be aban doned forever, he has forgiven the twice wedded pair, and made his son-in-law his business agent in the Atlantic States. Such life. .Act York Time. A Centrai, New York correspondent the Country Gentleman has a short-horn cow, 14 years old which gave 24 quarts of milk on May 16. He believes in keeping cows in good condition, and says this cow nas never seen the day, since she was two weeks old that she was not fit for the batcher. ' Youths' Department. WHAT THE SPARROW CHIRPS. I ax on'y a little sparrow,. " A bird of low decree ; "-.-... . My lhe m of Utile vslue, - ' ' 3 Bat the dear Lord careta for me. T.r -; Be gave me a roat of feathers, - It is verv plain, I know, With never a speck of crimson, ' r . For it was not made fbrshow. ' Bat It keeps me warm tn winter, ' And it shields me from the ram; -, Were it bordered with gold or parple, Perhaps it would make me vauu And now that the spring-time Cometh, I will bnild me a little nest, , WHh many a chirp of pleasure, - i In the spot 1 like the best. - 1 have no barn or storehoose, . - ' I neither sow nor reap ; God giree me a sparrow's portion, ' But never a seed to keep. .- If my meal is sometimeo scanty. Close picking mates It sweet ; I have always enough to feed me, ' And " life is more than meat.' . I know there are many sparrows All over the world we are found i Bnt oar heavenly Father knoweth When one of ns tails to toe ground. . Thongh small, we are never forgotten; r . Thouith weak, we are never afraid ; For we know that the dear Lord keepeth The life of the creatures be made. I fly through the thickest forest flight on many a spray; ' I nave no chart or compose. But I never lose my way. And I fold my wines at twilight. Wherever 1 happen to be; - And tbe father is always watching, - And no harm will come to me. " I am only a little sparrow, , ' A bird of low 'eirree: ' ; .Bnt I know the Father loves ms-- r H-,e joi less laith than uief -Tlu cmrt Paper. DON'T KILL TIME. Rtit?w a Mnruir el - Tm tTwtni' - n i " , - -?)' said a poor, half-clad man to a gentleman who was hoaeuisg homewards through the streets in the great city one bitter cold night. " Spare a copper, sir, and God will bless you." Struck wi'h the poor fellow's manner and appearance, the gentleman replied, " You look as" if you had seen better days. If you will tell me, candidly, what has been your greatest failing through life, I'll give you enough money to pay your lodging. - ' " I am afraid I could hardly do that," the beggar answered, with 8 mournful smile. " Try, man, try," added the gentleman. " Here's a shilling to sharpen your mem ory ; only be sure you speak the truth." - The man pressed the coin tightly in his hand, and after thinking for nearly a min ute, said, . " To be honest with you, then, I believe my greatest fault has been in learning to ' kill time.' When I was a youngster, I had kind, loving parents, who let me do pretty much as I liked; sol became idle and careless, and never once thought of the change which was in store for me. In the hope that I should one day make my. mark in the world, I was sent to college ; but there I wasted my time in idle dream ing and expensive amusements. If I had been a poor boy, with necessity staring me in the face, I think I should have done better. But somehow I fell into the no tion that life was to be only one continued holiday. . I gradually became fond of wine and company. In a few years my parents both died; and you can guess the rest. I soon wasted what little mey left me ; and now it is too late to combat my old habits. Yea, 6ir; idleness ruined me." 44 1 believe your story," replied the gen tleman ; " and when I get home, I will tell it to my own boys as a warning. I am sorry for you ; indeed I am. But it is never too late to reform. Come to my office to-morrow, and let me try to inspire you with fresh courage." And giving the man another piece of money, and indicating where he could be found, he hurried away. Never "kill Time,''1 boys, ne is your best friend Use him welL Don't let him slip through your fingers when you are young, as the baggar did. - The days of your boyhood are me most precious you will ever see. The habits you get into will stick to yon like wax. If they are good ones, lite will be a pleasure, and, above all, a success -I mean a true suc cess. You may not grow rich, but your life will be a real success, nevertheless. If, on the contrary, yon waste your early years, live for fun only, tride with your opportunities, you will knd after a while that your life is a failure ; yes, even if you should be as rich as Croesus. One of the saddest things is, to meet a man who has just let golden opportunities go by him, just entering the battle of life, yet entirely unfitted for his position. He is to be pitied, and yet blamed In this favored land every one can learn to read and write, for instance. But how often we meet young men utterly unable to write a dozen fines without making mis takes ! Be assured, my young friends, it will be a source of shame to yon as men, if yon do not pay attention to education as boys. The world is full of good books to read. You are surrounded with friends and rel atives. Be warned in time, and coin hap piness and honor in the future from the in dustry of the present, and you will not have read this page in vain. Merry' Museum. To the Boys. I wiaa to call the attention of youths to the importance of beginning life with some definite purpose in view. With an perience of half a century, my observation has led me to me conclusion mat me great mistake of a large proportion of men and women is their not starting aright in not duly considering in the beginning what they are fitted for, or what their aim should be. Boys are put into an occupa tion temporarily, or permanently, as it were, by accident, without thought of their tastes or capacities, or any idea of whether the occupation is one of useful ness to society, or even proper for them selves. I think that to be of real we should be the first thoueht in laving plans of life. and the prosperity of the individual will follow as a natural consequence. I see too many persons who grow up to man hood with no trade or regular business, except such as they may happen to light upon, depending upon some kind of specu lation in what more industrious persons produce, instead of applyingthemselves to produce food, or such articles of necessity as mankind are constantly -demanding. Such persons are the ones loudest in their complaints of "hard times and the difficul ty of getting along." A word to the wise is sufficient Sural Jfete Yorker. A Word for Boys. Truth is one of the rarest of gems. Manv a vouth has been lost in society by allowing it to tarnish his character, and foolishly throwing it away. If this gem still shines in your bosoms, suffer nothing to displace or diminish its lustre, pro fanity is a mark of low breeding. Show as that man that commands much respect ; an oath never trembles on his tongue. Read the catalogue of crime. Inquire me character of those who depart from virtue. With but few exceptions you will find them to be profane. Think of this and do not let a vile word disgrace you. . Never Late. A Sabbath School in Albany, N. has had the same superintendent for forty years, and he was never behind time in all his forty years service in me school. Think of that, boys. Chief-Justice Wil liams of Hartford, Coml, was a teacher of the Sunday School, and the superintendent always knew when it wanted three min utes of the time to open me scnooi uj seeing him enter. Think what punctual ity that was! Boys and girls note these fine examples of promptness in duty. of logical consecution of ideas we venture to commend this, from a schoolboy's composition : "Tobac co was invented by a man named Walter Raleigh. When the people first saw him ..nirinir thev thought he was a steam boat, and, as they had never seen a steam boat, they were frightened."