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driftirif down afrain ;
Uweepa acMMBtbe rt e-pnK Im, :! '
Jt trembles o, the windaw pane,., .
And ronnri tb- hill tfrtmtl ta rirawn-. "
H,o1a andlonfctne daywtll b-t --No-liht,
bo warmiK it iirlrigsw or,
Foryoa,my lovel my lovel to day ,
Wait In the eweetSonth far away.
Bow wait yon! In soma grassy place.
'fi. -!:
oeneain an area or Bowery trees,
A antle upon your aptnraed face; ! '
Yonr- hands olasped Idly on yonr knees? -My
lore I my lovel the day Is dark;
Tha rain Is dull and cold ; and hark! -Tha
wind Is np: I hear the sea '.
That separates yoa, 4jar, from me. ;. . , . .
.What happy nn shtnes In yonr eyes?
W oat flower cf Prance about yen bloom? . ..
What rare sequester beanry Ilea '
- Far in the low hills' purplish gloomy
The tardea leaves aboiu m fall. - - ' .';:
Tne vines hang loosely on the wall ;
And, bush I across the storm comes.' fttinl: '
The riuy -dove's msrmvriiig, low-complaint. -: h
Dear lovel when in some still noonday ' '''
Vonr rapt hijh glance yon Northward torn,
I eat h lis lipM hero, far away'.
Fanned with the airs of sweet Anvergne;
Yonr faoeoDjesiB my sleep a star ... -;TT
To guide me through my dreams afar;. '
I fevl a kiss on cheek and hair,
And then: oh. then, the dav.imwnrfair. :' la -
Thronjt rammer Honrs dor love was born; "
The water-ebene attontott eei; -'-; ; '
The ne da were frreeawua .pro wing corn.
And June lanhud low in lane and street.
Olovel my love! In days like these,
Whea we two matched toe birds end bee .
Flash throngh toe flowers about pax uur. . -We
asked the wo Id for nothing more.
What if the ship which hears you home - ,
Goes sailing by the snnlit strand,
While weeping, here I watch and roam
In memoryV tender; twi ightlandr
0 love! my love! 1 watch aud wait;
Tbe land with rain is desolate.
And ali the bine toss of the sea
Lies now betwixt the lihl aad me. .
So, on and on my thoughts are ledt
I hide my tears against the wall.
And, dreaming thus. I hear the tread I
Vt nnk own feet along the hail.
1 dare not look? Ah, heaven t if he '?
Should come this ra ny day to me, .
Then a 1 thjse rain-drops, shining cold,"
Won'.d tura to brtaof burning gold 1
liiyi-uMi Magazine.
A Canad an Romance.
' Thxrb is credited to a Canadian" paper,
calUu the St. M try's ' Vtdette a pleasant
and romsntic luwo eociil reminiscence.
wbich. while Tirompted by a line m the
last edition of the . V Peerage and B iron
etaee" ot Kneliind. refers to : one- f the
humblest stations is Amuric in life. Among
the travelers brought by a stage coacn to
tne tavern ot tne village of Dtrauora,
Canada, marry years ago. was a young man
of ra'her boyish-couDtenanoe but' not un
dignified bearing, 'who, attraeled by the
pleasant scenery ot tne place, aad its op
Dortuniiies fur iishina and iunline. lin
gered on at the inn. many, weeks beyond
his apparent first intention. Koown as
Sterling, and believed to be from England,
he was for some time credited only . with
the whim of a free and eas v vonng tour
ist enjoying an interval of rural indolence
between city sight-seeiugs ; but at last the
true reason of his delay was discovered.
Immediately-across the road from the tav
ern stood the cczy cottage and sparkling
forge or tbe: -village ftlacesmitu, named
Folsom. whose only daughter -was a girl
of extraordinary beauty and the belle of
the place. X torn spending certain idle
hours in the smithy, tbe young 6tranger
hal - contracted- quite an . intimacy
with , the smith, and thus, by de
grees, formed ; an acquaintance with
the family : and . a fortnight's inci
dental association with the beautiful
daughter was what bad caused the weeks
ot his stay in Btrattord to lengthen nn
noticed into months. In short, this Eng
lish youth vrKm his travels fell in love to
a depth deeper than all flirtations with
the blacksmiths child, and was manly
enough to confess as much to her and to
her father.- The latter he frankly told
that his feelings in the matter had become
much stronger and more serious than he
had intended they should be: that his
station in life was much above blacksmith-
ing; but that, being in love beyond the
Dower of recantation, he wished to marry
the vounz lady. and. in doe time, raise her
to his own position. To th girl herself
he not only offered ardent suit, but con-
tided in confidence his position and ex
pectations. Trusting his honest face and
manner, the worthy. -blacksmith favored
his pretensions; trusting his love and
honor, the humble belle of the village re
turned his - honorable passioff, and, as
a conseauence, there followed a wedding,
of. which the eider spinsters and sages of
Btratlord could not predict too mucn evil.
Af ter a few happy weeks of married life
Stirling Informed his wife that he must
visit New Orleans, and took leave of
her with a promise to write very soon.
Then, of courss, the " l-told-you-so's "
ot the village were sure that he would
never come back again, and chorused bints
and fears innumerable to that effect; but,
to their discomfiture, the Englishman re
appeared at Stratford even earlier than be
had promised, and his calumniators ac
knowledged their defeat by an bashed
silence. Only a few days from thence,
however, after receiving a formidable
bundle of letters bearing foreign post
marks, the young husband declared that
he must return immediately to England,
and alone. ' Without a thought of distrust
or a single question the wile bade him go ;
and from the hour of his going until after
two years had elapsed she never saw nor
heard from him again. .ThiB time the
social critics of the village -were sure of
the verification' of all their predictions,
and only the wife herself believed that it
was not a final desertion. In the two
years of absence and silence on one part,
aud trustful waiting on the other, a son
was bom to Mrs Stirliog'and helped her
to bear the more patiently the trial of the
father's absence ; bur, , at the end of the
period named word fame across the At-,
lautic from that father himself, briefly ask
ing the wife and mother to go at odcb to .
New York,. from whence to embark,' as
directed, for new home in England.
Coming hither with her babe, she found
that the ship named had apartments splen
didly furnished for her nse, and two
servants too "sey her every wish duringthe
voyage. Unqutstibningly aliil; but full of
hap,y hopes, she sailed for old England,
to be there received by her delighted hus-.
band in his true character of heir to a came
aud estate second to none in the English
baronetage, and to' entertain a luxurious
home uuder the title of Lady Stirling..
By her beauty, virtues, and eunpe graces
d-.ing honor to the "station unto which
the was not born," the village blacksmith's
daughter passed many happy years before
following her husband. Sir Samuel Btir
liog, to the grave. After his father's
death, the son succeeded to the title and
estate : and the mention; of him in the
last "Peerage and- Bironetag-j," as :the
Lsue of the former " Hiss Folsom,' of
Stratfoid, North America," is what incites
the Canadian paper "to tell . the above
romantic story of his parents' courtship
and marriage. - ' : ' -'
Tm New York Tribune says: "A little
very simple knowledge would -go great
way in warm weather.. Here are a party
of amateur sportsmen coming home in dis
trust on account ot musquiioes, ana tuou
ftunds of stav-at homes who. find life at
home unendurable on any terms for fliea
If either party knew it, carbolic acid is ihe
sovereign remedy for all their troubles. A
few drops evaporated in a room or poured
upon the clothes will , keep the winged
pests at a safe distance; and if the pure
crystalized acid is used, no great annoy
ance will result to human beings. Res
tunront keeoera ouehfr to- know this, and
keep the swarms of flieaawayfrom their
windows, where they settle and buzz to
the torment of passers. The musty taste
of the Croton water complained of by
those who make its acquaintance newly
every summer, may be corrected by tarow
imri few scrans of sheet iron into the
water-tank or cooler. This prevent! water
from Iaomr03inir. and keeps it pure and
sweet. It will even preserve the water
from orowins- unwholesome and offensive
an long sea voyages. People are constant
ly rushing about in the hot san complain
ing of headaches and giddiness, when all
thev need for safety and comfort is wet
.... - P . L. . fc. . " . -
nandKercniei in me crown m mo
General Court Waiting on half a
dozen girls at the same time.
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18, 1871.
-A f U i.f'jr a :;li
I litb at Boxley Down, and am " Next
door to Bulknaas." -The deserted house
I have taken was never christened. It has
been called hy various .names,each. man
who -came to A giving ita new appellation.
I prefer to have a local habitation without
a name The post of honor is a private
station, that is my motto mils are there
fore sent as due from "Next door, to
Bulliman a. and they are duly paid.
BulUmtrh's is a ladies' school. There is
no male Bulliman. There was one. who.
says his mild relict; " was an officer in her
Majesty a forces." Officer is a wide Word.
There are officers in her .Majesty's customs,
and in the local police a force which.
though- vary efficient, has the benefit of
being totally composed of officers.- But
the deceased Bulliman meek fellow, with
a tremendous beard, a weak head, and a
consumptive chest was neither in the
police. Dor in the customs, nor in the
fosf Office. . Neither was Bulliman an of
ficer in any regiment. He served, how
ever, in the Crimea; and , his .grateful
country has pensioned his widow in so
insufficient a way that . Mrs. Bulliman is
fun to keep school. The truth is, that
William Bulliman was in the Commis
sariat Department ; and, being of a tender
conscience a well as having a consump
tive chest," he, after the terrible revela
tions about cur starving troops and
famished .horses, took . HI" and died
"He was a tender-hearted fellow, and
never ought to have been called Bulliman,"
said his widow, as if there was something
terrible in the name.
His widow was a faint-hearted, mild lit
tle creature, as any one might see ; bat she
hai ts7o little children, as different from'
herself and the deceased officer as well
c mid be. Her theory about the matter
w.as,that they.faTored grandfather; and-J
from the stories toll about him, 1 thinK
they must have 'done so. Grandfather
BuUimau, a fine, dashing fellow had
been a carson. and was an officer in a very
dilierent army. Prom the story ' of his
lite, one micht nave supposed that tne
reverend Bulliman acted np to his name,
and that nil son's spirit was thereby crush
ed. By the rule of contrary, he had mar
ried a very meek, but tall creature, whose
nature had been bequeathed to the "officer,"
hile the fierceness and dash ot the gallant
drill sergeant in the ranks of the " Onety
first regiment was given to his grandchil
dren, Dick and Katey. Happily, .toward
their mother these children showed noth
ing but tenderness and love.
Dick had been well educated, as the chil
dren of most genteel widows are. - Poor
creatures, how they do pinch and screw for
the result ,- and sometimes now poor a one
it is 1 Dick, however, did all in his power
to make his mother happy; came out well
in his examinations, went in for chemis
try, and was soon decently employed in
the analysis of water, sewage, and other
pleasant matters, i he tsnusn puoiic, a
year or two ago, had a scientific craze, and
Dick was lucay in taatng advantage ot it.
He was not at present highly paid, but he
delighted in his work, aud was full of
hooe. Eatev helDed her mother in the
school, and was rather high-church. She
affected the sermons of the Rev. Pincher
Twills, who vacillated between evangeli
cal preaching, and an ornamental ritual;
was ritualistic in his service, and evangeli
cal in his sermons ; and who, consequent
ly; pleased neither party. Katey read St.
Augustine and- St Thomas-a Kempis
went so far as to date, " On the eve of SU
Michael, and always prehxed "a" betore .
the names of the apostles, as if each was
"ame,p SamueL: and was very particular in-
turnip g to the east Her ehief love for rit
ualism was, however, seen in the decorat-'
ing the miserably ngly brick and stone
church of Boxley Down, built in the style
of the celebrated 1810 Gothic.
Dick Bulliman's dash; courage, good
humor and fun, made him a great favorite ;
so mach so that when he came to Boxley
Down, he had to sleep in a far distant cot
from the seminary, where he smoked like
a lime kiln, and kept, it was supposed, un
earthly hours. As, however, he was
found, winter and summer, splashing in a
huge washing tub an extemporized bath
at six in the morning, these wild reports
are to be put down as exaggerations. Katey
defended Dick in any of his excesses, and
against ali enemies ; and. a dozen or so
young people at Bulliman's who were
instructed in raininess, preciseness, piety,
and pretty ways by Mrs. Katey Bulliman
all agreed that schoolmistresses' sons
were generally boors, but that Mr. Rich
ard was a fine young fellow.
In the deserted cottage with no name, a
larre and Droductive garden, a fine view
at the back, and a roomy interior, in which
I lived, I had for my companion' Jack
Romilly of the th. a crack regiment, al
most eoual to the celebrated Ninety-first,
and has all the victories of Great Britain
inscribed upon its flags. Jack was rather
stupid than otherwise at college; had
come away thence without distinction;
but having something to do, ne, wiin
that tremendous resolution which dull
people have, went in and did it He pro
ceeded to the school of the most celebrated
crammer in town or country at Croydon,
worked like a horse upon system, and
came out at the very head of the direct
commission examination with, the enor
mous and utterly incoinpreueneiDie num
ber below. There you see his name :
Romilly, John-Private tuition-l,203,4o6.
Was he not a clever fellow f Jack never,
to this day, knew how he did it ; and, after
his suecefs, presented a gold watcn 10
Capt Stuffem, his crammer, and relapsed
into his stupidity.
He had one other noticeable element in
him, this Jack Rom Jly. He was jealous.
Ue was jealous or me, his old triena ana
college chum; jealous of his dog, Gyp, a
black Pomeranian, ot distinguisnea iamuy.
After smoking a pipe in a friendly manner
and dinin? with ereat good nature, his
jealousy would suddenly boil up, and Jack
would say; .- r
" i on seemed to De precious giau to w
Smith f -
" I was that, I would answer. .
Another puff, and
You are precious fond of Smith T"
" Not more than you are of that word
preciQua. - x es ; 1 nae mm.
jjo your X uuilk uei i cunueueu
pup. '
No you don't, Jack Romilly. You
should hear how well he spoke of you!
He's a good fellow ; only he had just run
down from town, had a little while to stay,
and I made him welcome."
To the total exclusion or me. 1 had
to saunter about this cussed Uown, at
your haeia." . ..
iiecause,wacK,yuu are wiutt mo evug
Then 1 would tune np -. .
Tell ma, ye lealons-pated swains f . -
"Now. don't be a fooL Tompkins!"
such, dear readers-do not despise me is
oy farcical name4 Don't bs a fool ! Don't
call me a Jealous- pated swain, and I will
make it urx
Dimple teiiowi in nve minutes wc wcie
the best friends. With all his dullness.
and the immense weight of marks upon
him and upon ma conscience, i iiaea to
talk to handsome-Jack Romilly better nan
to many a more brilliant man. Me had a
good heart and a tine sense : and his taut
had a soothing, wise method about it that
was yerr pleasing. Yet, every now and
then this aeasiule, good fellow was disfig
ured with gists o: jealousy even, as 1 said,
with his dog.
".Gyrvvcru little flirt!" he would say.
- go to your master there he is ; his name
is t omDtuns."
Uron this. Gyp would look sadly into
his face, and put one paw up, as if to
nlead with hi.il.
" Jo&t - like your sex," he would say,
spitefully. "Don't you love him. Gyp."
Upon which the poor brute would
whine, and I would break out with my
,: i Tell me, je Jealons-pated swains 1 "
The reason why Jack Romilly came and
dwelt at Boxley wasf two fold. I fondly be
lieve he cime- down t Boxley to tee me
part'y. f course. There was another
reason. He was in love with a young lady
of what he called "a charming exterior,
and good workmanship, admirably finished
and thoroughly well furnished." I gath
ered from this, that Lucy Bpofforth was
well built, and -had good education ; and
I was not mistaken;
Clear hazel eves very keen, very merry
and honest an oval race, ana what jacK
termed an Austrian chin ; a small, capa
ble forehead, the hair brought do wneome
what low and worn very plain ; a clear,
fair comolexion. and dark, chestnut hair;
-a throat very white, and beautifully set-
upon weU-formedisaouldera; a heiga, rive
feet four f and a movement at once quick,
graceful and dignified, distinguished Miss
IjUCT.' But Tnoie- thin these, her sweet
manners; her open, frank ways-jfcersweet,
resonant voice ; her - address so ' kindly
that it put every one at his or her ease,
yet so ladylike that none ever took, or
thought of taking, a liberty with: her.
Such was Lucy Spoflorth; made both to de
light and to plague Jack. She would no
more have dreamed of being jealous than
she would have dreamed of rivaling Mrs.
Crummies, and of standing on her head
on tbe top of a pikers taff, and. in the midst
of fireworks.
Whatever . Lucy did, seemed proper,
graceful and natural. Jack was deeply in
love with her, and .showed it in the mod
ern way by staring at her for hours after,
he was accepted; sighing; walking with
her in dull silence ; remarking that it was
"an uncommon fine day," and that he did
go wish she had been with him to the
Opera or the "Zoo."
- Why, Jack," the would; say, "Boxley
is ever so much -better than Zool Sse,.
what a breeze we have f Acres upon acres,
and thousands of cherry orchards, oi straw
herrv fields, or rasnberries and currants !
44 But think of Downy ones," he would
say. "Oh, Lucy, you should nave seen
the dresses at the Zoo ! "
"So gay! so fine! "cried Lucy. - AVhy,
I should have looked quite shabby thing,
and you know. Jack, I should have had to
have a new dress ! " -
"Pshaw! nonsense!" returned Jack;
"von always look veU-dressed. Lucy I
"That's what you say." laughed Lucy-
"every man in love thinka the woman he
is in love with well enough dressed, be
cause she costs money I" -
" Now, don't ray that, Lucy, don't say
that! You know I would dress you in
gold, if I could; and," he added soberly,
if I tbnnirht it wou tl m&a&e vuu I
Luckily, you know it would not, Jack,"
she answered. "You belong to a noble
profession. What would please me is for
you to succeed in it moderately, of course,
and to become the most noble and the
most learned soldier in the world. " Look
at the number of marks that you gained,
after bang at the head of so many aspirants
as clever and as gooa as many were, uo
doubt Jack ! you never should be second
to any man. JfulU teeundtu! Is that
right Jack?" ; -
.Even the soothing ana genue pincu sue
gave the lobe of Jack's red ear did not
reconcile Jack to that reference to his pass
ing. That immense number lay heavy on
his soul ,
"Why, Lucy, you know it was an
cram t" ' ' . ''
" Others crammed, too, JacK; but you
were first !" .
Thus Lucy settled the wnoie matter.
In her eyes Jack was a hero.. She was in
love with the young Lieutenant, and de
termined to urge him to fulfill her am
And thus it was at Boxley Down that
these innocents found again a taste ot
Paradise. Jack was to be married as soon
as he got his company, and Jack's lather
was already in connection with Craig's
court ; and, no doubt, by a judicious mix
ture of purchase, allowed by our virtuous
and happy country, young Romilly, who
was well connected, would not have to
wait long. . ' " ' ,
Dick BnllimBn was dreaming oi man-
ino- onioA wonderful discovery in chemis
try ; he had already evolved a curious salt
of no use to anyone. Katy Bulliman was
busy with her school, and with making
her mother comfortable; and I was dream
ing of no matter; not even the.. Downy
ones ot Boxley shall know.
One day not far from unnsrm&s so
eaii many of us! when matters were
proceeding in this pastoral manner, Jack
.Romilly came in, silent ana -depressed.
He gave Gyp a curl because tne poor ani
mal fawned on him, threw the Saturday
Review to the end of the room, and threw.
himself upon the sofa. .'
" What a tne matter, jaca. r assx-u.
Jack groaned plaintively.
"Is it so bad as that!"
"Worse!" he said ; "as bad as bad can
be. My dear boy, never place, you heart,
as I have done, upon so frail a thing as
" Jack," said L. " don t be foolish."
" I may be foolish," said he, bitterly,
" when Lucy is false.'4
"Pshaw, my dear fellow; you will be
angry with yourself for saying so. - What
do you mean?" ' ' - ''' ;.
. In answer to this, Jack took out his
watch, sighed heavily, and told me that in
a few minutes we would be able to see.
"At four o clock, every other atternoon,
that false cirL" he said, "goes courting
absolutely courting Dick Bulliman."
.Liucy was a iavonus ui nunc, ouu
would not hear her abused. I told Jack
so; and he, soberly sad and full of argu
mentso certain that he was right heard
all that T said with calmness, and again
drew out his watch.
"Now!" he cried. " now s the time.
Come up into my bedroom we shall not
be observed there and from the window
we can observe Bulliman's garden.
At four o clock precisely. Alias Jjucy
Spoflorth opened Bulliman's front gate,
walked through the neat little forecourt
they dignified by the name of garden, and
we heard Jack heard as u it were tne
crack of doom her neat, little, aristocrat
ic double-knock on Bulliman's front door
Jack's nature was, as Lucy had assured
me for 1 was in confidence with the two
a large one. I don't like " large " na
tures, if they are anything like Jack's. I
have been assured that Lord Byron's was
a large nature ; and I have found, as a rule,
that these large natures are generally of a
poetic, tumultuous, greedy, ambitious, not
to say selfish, kind ; and that the poor and
wretched " small " natures are expected to
do all the kind work and self sacrifice. :
Jack, therefore, directly he saw Lucy,
and heard that knock, turned a sort of
green ; and, treating me as an extempore
latro. hisstd. literally hissed the heroics
of the stage being but faint copies of the
exaggerated passions ot these large na
" What does she do at Bulliman's? She,
who is above them in rank and social po
sition? What does she do ?
fN. B. I may here remark that the
Downy ones of Boxley who live-on their
means never visit another Downy who is
in trade, or even a profession ; and that
the bid church at Boxley is carefully di
vided into first, second, and third class
tww so aristocratic are we 1 r
" Tin !' I cried. 41 You great muff, you !
WTiv she croes to take music lessons of
Miss Rulliman.
" nrs she ?" sneered Jack. " Muff as I
am, I know that Lucy could beat Miss
Bulliman all to shivers at music. Take
lessen j in organic chemistry, you mean.
" Don't go, Jack 1". I cried j " you will
repent it- -Yen ' da not know these
people" . : r
" Beg pardotv I do. : I have been Intro
duced to them ; but I have been making
inquiries "
" D.ish your inquiries 1" I jerked in.
"And my opinion, is made up. , X have
learned allabou'. it. .She his' visited this :
house for a fortnight thus ; anil ' has never
toldmel" .,- -
This staggered inei Well, Dick Bulli
man was a clever, good fellow. Had Lucy
got tired of her great nature
'! Come on!' again e'ritfl Jatfc , .
' At!d pushing me down stairs, he seized'
hi? hat, put mine on, and we went down
stairs quick foot, as ;they say in jthe eoon'
try across the" Water. "
Down stairs we went on tiptoe. Why
on tiptoe I don't know; but we were exJ
caed -and histrionic in we mease a, aiso
on. tiptoe, intff Bulliman's garden, and
were guilty being great natures, and his
trionic also of the unpardonable mean
nessMy ofttnr-'seen i on - the . stage of
. . . , . . j i i i
croucning to listen &u epj ueuiuu
thick cypress tree which adorned the
garden, and of looking through the
Boxley Down is a' quiet place; and
whether our' ears ' were sharper than
usual, or the silvery tones of Lucy's re
sonent voice pierced further than usual, I
cannot say; but there we saw Miss Bulli
man, in a hat, standing up and looking
down on Lucy, who, with ner hat on, was
sitting down : and we heard the latter
say !
-" He has sent me a cruel letter, my dear
a very cruel letter; and 1 am afraid I
must not come here azain."
Jack feave me a cruel drive with his el
bow, such a cruel drive as I do not want
again to have just below my false ribs ; and
then he strain hissed: . '
" 'Tis my letter! I will uuma-k the hyp
ocrite!. Comeon!
I was raeged forward how I hardly
know ; bat I soon found myself opposite
Lucy sna Miss liuUiman, and heard jacs 8
resolute .ana certainly onensive tones.
"I know all. Miss Spoflorth. I have
heard what you have said I have my wit
ness here." He threw back his great hand
in his eagerness, and anocxea mv nat
down with a crash I had taken it off ro
litely- to. Miss Bulliman, whom I rither
admired and he said, fixing his large
fit-rce eyes upon pretty Miss Lucy, I have
done you rorever.
Hereupon, Lucy, who was but youDg
and very much in love, gave a great scream
and "went off." Miss Bulliman went off
too, but not in dead faint; called Jack
Romillv a coward, and sang out for her
brother - Dick. In came Dick and his
mother, too; and without any words, soon
bv vinegar and smelling-salt Dick's
chemicals were always preferred at Bulli
man's as being w powerful brought her
to. Meanwhile I aud Jaca Komliiy stood
like two guilty and intruding fools ; Jack
suffering as he afterward confessed the
torments of a place of which he has, I am
sure, no experience, at witnessing the ten
der dexterity of Dick Bulliman and the
fainting of Lucy. When the young lady
was well recovered. Jack and I for I had
to follow that great nature's lead "thought
that we had better go."
"No don't cried Katey Bulliman.
" We must settle accounts with you, gen
tlemen. Dick, ston them."
" My good Katey," Baid Dick, shutting
the door, " l dare say that they won t go.
What's the row?"
Can you fight, sir? ' said Jack, with a
great amount of bitterness. " You are a
man of peace."
" I'm a man of science," said Dick, slow
ly ; " not necessarily a man of peace. I can
fight if I want"
" Then, sir, you must ngnt me. x am
an officer in Her Majesty'a service. You
have taken away my only hope my only
Here Lucy began to show a white feath
er; that is, she cried a mi, ana looaea at
Jack with some admiration ; she knew
that it was all his love.
I have done nothing of the sort, said
Dick. "I love Miss Lucy as I love an angel,
that's all ; but I know that she is bound
to you and, Mr. Komiiiy, 1 am a gentle
man.". , I
" And the son of an officer? whimpered
Mrs. Bulliman.
But if you wish me to fight for Miss
Lucy, I'm willing," said Dick, "only let
me choose my own. weapons. , I'm going
in heavily for poisens. 1 ve a new salt
Let me give you a dose, and 1 11 take a
dose, too : and toss ur for an emetic. If
you die, I'll make observations on you, and
iniUlUriailC VWU as luc ma, Yivbiu. Alio o
Quit as sensible as the pistol business."
. . , , , c ,
jacK looKea very mucn jute a iuui; so
did I. I thought we d better go again;
but Lucy had given one of those bright,
truthful, triumphant looks of hers ; and
Jack was on his knees, holding her hand,
and calling himself an idiot, and begging
pardon heartily.
Lucy put her soft hand on his forehead,
and looking fondly into his dark eyes, so
resplendent now, said :
Aly dear JacK, your large nature wui.
some time, comprcuena my smaii out
clear one. You have given me a pang;
but I forgive you."
44 But what were you oomg nere, ijucy r
said Jack. he had thanked her, it seems,
in a satisfactory way, with his eyes,
that I did not know r it wasn t music,
was it?" .
"No" said Katey: "except that miss
Spoflorth gives me, now and then, a lesson.
She plays beautifully."
" And It was not science, kuu uia. ,
" for in my laboratoiy, I make such an
awful smell and smoke that I should choke
any woman."
" Then what was it r again urgeu j acs.
"God bless her 1"; cried that dear Mrs.
Bulliman. "She was aiding me, buying
her own stores, and making bandages and
charpiefor tbe wounded, and preparing
the Boxley Down box for CoL Lloyd
Lindsay and the national society la aid of
the sick and wounded in this dreadful
war!" . . .
" Think. Jack." said Lucy. " think for a
moment of the hundreds of poor men who
lie in agony ; of the wounds, the fever,
and the pain ; and of the thousands of poor
widows! And I shall be a soldier's wife,
Jack!" -
" God bless you. and forgive me, Lucy I
But whv," cried the jealous-pated swain,
" why did you not tell me?''
" Because 1 should not let my ngnt
hand know what my left hand does ; aud'
you, Jack, are my right hand !"
r. . it s an Dgni now! jaca ami
Lucy are as fond as ever ; and Katey
well, Dick is an uncommonly good fellow ;
and I'm so glad that I live ?Next door to
Bulliman's!" Onee a Week.
A Church Election in England.
BMABKaBLK event occurred recently
in England, which does not seem to have
attracted the attention of our usually Argus-eyed
journalists. In the primitive
colliery town of Huston, an election too
place without politicians, and where the
hustings were unadorned by the tradition
al Whig yellow and Tory blue. It ap
pears that the rectorship- of the vil
lage church is " in the gift " of the parish
ioners: and when it hanoens as at some
time or other it must the rector dies, the
parish is called on en rrvum to choose his
mirtressor. Now hv " the nariph is not
ouly meant the congregation, or flock of
the church, as with us, but .the term ia
clndes all the inhabitants, of whatever re
ligious faith, or no f-tith. residing .wifhin
certhia geographical limits. It is a pout
.ml anrl oefiffrarihicaL rather than an eccle
sias' ical term. The theory of church al
lied to State is, that it comprises the
whole nation eceleaiaslioallt organized ; so
that all the inhabitants are, by a HctWa- of
law, members of the state church. . ino
election at Bliston, therefore, was worthy
of note for two iea?ons : becausa it was
conducted jnst as English political elec
tions are conducted ; and because, ny the
rule of household suflVage, Roman Catho
lics, DUsentcrs, and .Jews, and, for th'tt
matter, people uncon-KaouS of any "per
snaslon'1 whatever, were rbnnd voiing an
incumbent for life into a Church of Eng
land " cure of aouls." : . The scenes at the
election had all the Indecorous vivacity
'which traditionally, marks ih choice ol
the undaunted Briton of knights and bnT
gesses to Parliament There were crowds,
-unlimited beer, chaffing, rioting and brick
bat throwing : cabs were hid behind enor
mous placards which bore the names of
the rival clergymen, and conveyed liuirm
but Zealous pirtisans to the polling booths ;
voters were hustled out of the cabs and as-anlted-;
bands of amazous seized on luck
ittas wights who bore hostile colors, and
4uaved that, if they could not bo voters,
they wonlrt least men tne- neiw-irom
others ; reverend candidates were burned
in efflirv: erouna . of excited - partiaana,
armed with sticks, paraded the town, with
colliery-girls and Irish boys at their necu,
and let forth their wrath by smashing win
dows. An English journal is inclined to
take pride in the fact that matters did not
get so far as " the throwing of dead cats ;"
this,' however, the writer thinks, might
have been owing to the circumstance that
the nomination took place in "the sacred
precincts of the vestry." : This nomination-
at the vestry which preceded, as in
thn parliamentary elections, the polling of
the votes must nave tieen a curious scene.
There were "cheers, yells, and groans,"
from the excited crowd, re echoing through
nave and chancel; the chairman waxed
wroth ; and, irritated by the noisy women,
intimated that the ladies present were
4 widows waiting for husbands." A speaker
said " they wanted a full-grown man ;" "the
best brains in the country," thought an
otheri " was the object to be sought for ;"
while, in the midst of the harangue of a'
third, some of the "ladies" flourished their
bonntts and chattered with malicious in
tent; and one of them, to prove that she
was not, as the chairman charged, a girl.
thrust her wedding-ring in his face ; the
reverend aspirants tried to speak, and were
hooted; and the meeting broke up in dis
order. This is only one of the multitude
of anomalies presented by the state estab
lishment, one of many proofs how badly
the connection works for the good of the
Church itself. That a clergyman of one
sect should be chosen by a jumbled up
crowd, composed of all sects and none, i
rather more "democratic" and "leveling"
than even the so-much-dreaded institutions
of America itself. Applelon't Journal.
A Successful Peace Movement.
The "story of the " Infidel's 8hcep " re
minds ' some one of another story about
sheep;-which is almost as good. He had
it fmm the lips of the late William Ladd,
of Minot, Me., the famous old peace man
of a past generation.
He sain he once had a neighbor by the
name of P , who was slack and careless
about his fences, and whose sheep, as a
natural consequence, became " breachy,"
and very troublesome. They often found
their way into his mowing-fields, and
greatly irritated himrelf and his " hired
hands," so that they finally threatened to
shoot them if they were not kept within
their bounds. But nothing availed. P
obstinately refused to mend his fence, or
take any pains to keep his sheep out of
his neighbor's field.
While matters were in this disagreeable
condition, Mr. Ladd said that it occurred
to him that he was not carrying out his
peace principles veir faithfully in his deal
ings with neighbor P . So he resolved
on a different line of action ; and, going
to the fence of afield in which he saw
P at work, he called to him.
" What do you want, 'squire r was tne
bluff answer.
"I want to talk to you about those
sheep," replied Ladd.. . .
"I don't want to hear anything more
about the sheep," was P 'a rejoinder.
" You may shoot them and be hanged, if
you want .to ; I ain t a going to do any
thing wits. inem.
"No." said Ladd. "I am not going to
shoot them, nor hurt them, but I want yon
to let me take your sheep into my pasture
and kecp'tnem for you."
" Oh, yes.-replied P- ."that would
be' a nice plan to get rid of my sheep."
" Neighbor," said Ladd, " if one of your
sheep is lost in my pasture, I will pay its
full value."
Bv this timeP had become suin-
ciently interested in the matter under dis
cussion to cease from his hoeing and turn
Vward MffLadd. - - . '
" Are you in earnest, squire r said he.
" To be sare I am," replied Ladd. " You
see it would be economy to pasture your
sheep, rather han to have them, in my
fields: and I would guarantee the' safety
of every sheep you will drive- into my
pasture ; for 1 don l intend to nave any
more quarreling about them with my
p looEed sharply at the old peace
man for a rfloment, and then s-tid : " You
may go along; "squire, I'll take care of the
sheep." .
And he was as good as his word Ladd
rjerver had., apy occasion to complain of
p after that day, that ho was not as
good a neighbor as" he wished to have. - -.
. - - m m m
A Tough Story.
Squire K.. a well-known barrister of
Belknap, having occasion to transact some
business at the Ossipee Court, found a few
days at his disposal which he determined
to spend in trouting in the mountain
brooks. In company with an artistfriend,
he wandered several miles into the coun
try. Night came down and the sportsmen
concluded to .spend the night at a farm
house, if permission cDuld bo obtained,
and return early next morning to the vil
lage. A cherry-faced oil lady granted
permission to remain under her roof that
night Now, as it was necesjary that our
legal friend should be atcourt at eight next
day, the good dame arose early and prepar
ed breakfast by the light of a tallow candle.
The anglers were seated at tne tauie in a
dark corner of the kitchen, while the old
lady was engaged over a scizzling frying
pan on the stove. 44 How's this steak, T.,
tough, hey?" asked the lawyer, sotto voce.
" Don't know ; why ?" 44 By Jove, I cau't
chew the stufff continued he. Wiping
the sweat, from hi8 forehead, he made
another effort, to masticate the mouthfol,
then shouted, "My good woman, will you
be kind enough to see why this steak is
so very tough?" The pleasant-faced old
lady appeared with her candle, wiped the
moisture from her spectacles, and looked
at the plated -dropped the tallow candle
into the lawyer.s lap sou luuuitu r.
horror, "Great State of Hampshire! I've
fried my holder!" .. -:
m m m
Thb inundation of 1771, which swept
away a great part of the old Tyno Bridge,
Newcastle, was long remembered and al
luded to with emphasis as "the flood."
On one occasion Mr. Adam Thompson
was put into the witneM-boxatthc assizes.
The counsel, aAing his name, received
for answer, "Ada-n, sir Adam Thomp
son!" "Where do you live?" "At Para
dls, sir." - (Paradise i a village about a
mile and a half west of Newcastle.) "And
how long have you dwelt in Paradi e?"
continued the barrister. " Ever since the
flood," was the reply, made in all simplici
ty aud with no-intention to raise a laugh.
It is needless to say that the judge asked
for an explanation.
, How was Jonah punished? : Whaled.
During the pas'- year 134 divorces were
graitcdin St Loui. - - . . .-. ....
Great Britain only lost 27.001 letters
out of 910,000,000 posted in 170. ,.,
According" to t'e official report, the
British Museum of London was visited by
4J7.247 persons in 1870. '
WntL a California wa3p and tarantula
were fighting, a toad swallowed both and
soon after expired In great pain. -'
Tub Washington Life Insurance Com'
nanv is increasing more than two thou
sand dollars per day, abov all losses and.
expenses. . .
1 you want to eat just such a pudding
as your mother madef when yon were a
boy, yon. must somehow re vivo - boy's
apiM3lito and palate. - -.j --.-.-i
. Josh Billings says: Adversity has the
same effekton a man that 'severe training
duz on the, pugilist it reduces him lew
hia fighting' weight. '."' "'
- A TiTOsviLLn oil prince ground a lame
soldier's hand organ and .collected stamps
the other night, realizing $20 for the vet
eran in a short time. .
Db. Rcsskll says the reason why Sun
day it the hottest day of the week is be
cause people have nothing else to do but
scrutinize the weather. ;': :
-How strange that my wife and mother
should oppose life insurance! Death
comes! A husband and father fails! Then
poverty comes I Insure in the Mutual Life,
of Chicago. v-
The pastor of the' Baptist Church in
Cambridge, Mo., baptized two young
ladies the other day, and then married one
of them right there in the church, before
she had time to get dry. ... ... ...
" I fear," said a country minister to his
flock, " when I explained to you in my
last charity sermon that philanthrophy
wa) the love of our species, you must have
misunderstood me to say tpecie, which may
account Sot the smallness of the collec
tion. You will prove, I . hope, by your
ftresent contribution that you are no
onger laboring under the same mistake."
A RBUGtocs paper prints the following
paragraph : ' It is asked of all newspa
pers, desiring the spread of truth and the
destruction of error, that they publish this
request and prayer to Almighty Power,
that on . the three first Sunday nights in
October, 1871, there shall appear in the
heavens a distinct light in the shape of a
great cross;" and, furthermore, all good
people are urged to pray earnestly for this
miraculous sign. . . .'....-
A few days since a gentleman entered
a photographic saloon in Boston, and ask
ed the proprietor if it was a good day for
taking pictures. The proprietor looked
carelessly np and replied that it : was.
"Well," remarked the "visitor, "look at
me and see if you think you could get a
likeness of me." The artist this time took
a good square look, and in a few moments
studied out the features of his father,
whom he had not seen for many years..
A New Britain pastor was a bit care
less the other day, in his selections of the
to-be-omitted portions of the good old
hymn, in which occur these lines:
. Shall such a worthier worm as I
Be found at thy rigbt hand!"
The next s'anza was omitted, and the choir
commenced singing:
"Prevent it, prevent it hj Thy graca."
Those who were not using their hymn
books went home with the impression that
there must have been some mistakft,
An English writer has been engaged
in estimating the amount of gold in the
world in bulk. He says it could melted
in a lump be contained in a cellar twenty
four feet square by sixteen feet in depth.
Says, too, that all the Masted wealth taken
from the gold mines of California and
Australia could be melted and put into an
iron safe nine feet high and nine feet square.
A small lump, indeed, to cause as much
labor and sacrifice as it has to obtain it
Thb Montello, (Wis.) Exprtst says
Michael Groulkie was walking through
his corn patch one day recently, and found
a large overgrown ear, and supposing it to
be a lalse or a smut ear, plucked it and
stripped off the husks, when he found a
perfect ear of com, covered with kernels,
of the size and shape of a human band
The writt and palm are almost perfect
with thumb and fingers in their proper
places for a left hand, all of appropriate
length, and all property adjusted, only
there are six fingers instead of four, and
two of them are grown together. .
Not many miles from Boston a certain
farmer owned a contrary horse. While
driving home with a load of hay some
time since, the horse concluded not to
move any further; whereupon the farmer
pulled out a small quantity of the hay,
placed it under the horse and set fire to
it Tho fire had the desired effect, for it
obliged the horse to move. Hestarted for
ward just enough to clear the flames, and
the entire load, with the wagon, was de
stroyed, the farmer having as much as he
could do to clear the horse from the
wagon in season to save his life.
At Cape May, the other day, a rich
Philadelphian - espied a charming girl
struggling all alone in the breakers, and
gallantly proposed to learn her to swim.
She thankfully accepted the offer, and
quite a flirtation ensued. Quoth the Phil
adelphian; "Are you staying at the Stock
ton, Miss?" "Murphy," with a sly
glance upward. " Miss Murphy ah ! You
are stopping at the?" " Stockton ; yes,
sir "Ah! Are your parents with you?"
"No, sir." "Your brother, possibly?"
" No, sir." , "Ah, I have it ; you are here
with your friends!". "No, sir," a very
perceptible smile breaking over her coun
tenance. " Excuse my seeming imperti
nence, Miss Murphy, but I am extremely
anxious to know in what capacity you are
here f "I am in the bake henue, tir."
Philadelphia retired with dignity.
-" Hallo, thcre,capting," said a Brother
Jonathan to the captain of a canal packet
on the Erie canal : " what do you charge
for passage?" " Three cents per mile, and
boarded, said the captain. "Wa'al, I
guess 1 11 take passage, capting, seeing as
how I'm kinder gin out walking so far."
Accordingly he got on board as the stew
ard was ringing for dinner. Jonathan sat
down and began demolishing the "filing,"
to the utter consternation of the captain,
until he had cleared the table of all that
was eatab'.e, when he got up and went on
deck, picking his teeth very comfortably.
" How far is it, capting, from here to where
I got on board ?" "Nearly a mile and a
mile and a half," said the captain. " Let's
see," said Jonathan; "that would be just
f iur and a half cents ; but never mind, ca p
ting, I won't be small. Here's five cents,
which pays my fare to here. I guess I'll
go ashore now. I'm kinder rested eout"
Baron Jambs be Rothschild, during
the Communist period in -Paris, was one
morning seated in his cabinet, when two
fellows from the faubourgs, armed to the
teeth, entered and asked to be shown in to
citizen Rothschild. "Gentlemen," he said,
" what can I do for you ?" " Well, this is
what we have got to say. You have mil
lions of money, and the people want
bread; so you must share, or If not"
Store ? Very well. How many are you in
Prance?" "Perhaps thirty . millions."
"And how much money do you suppose I
have ?" 44 Sy a hundred and fifty mil
lions." "Well, then, among thirty mil
lions that makes five france a head. You
are two ; here are ten franca for you, and
now wo are quits" The men were so
confounded by the argument, and by the
rapidity with which the whole incident
occurred, they took the money and disap
peared. .
Youths' Department.
Idl Beh was a nanshty boy;
If yoa please, this storj's true ;)
He caused his tea bers ereflt annoy,
, And bis wortny parents too.
Idle Bea,-ia s boa tful way.
To bis anxious parents told.
That, while be was yonu;. be thonf M he'd play;
And so' a learn when be grew old. . .
"Ah. Ben!1 said his mother, and dropped a tear,
" You'll he sorry f. this by and by ." ,
8jS Ben. "To aw. that's not ery clear;
: But at any rate I'll try." . - . . .
So Idle Ben. be refused to learn, -
TbluklDg that be could wait ;
Bat, when be had bis living to earn.
He found it was jnst too late. . - :
little girt little boys dont delay yonr work; '
Some day yon'll be women and men;
Whenever yonr tosk yon'r inclined to shirk.
Take waning by Idle Ban. .
The Xnery.
.a .--..
, 'Let me see,'' said Althea Day r " there
are Mary Simpson aiid Arthur,her brother,
Ellen Uorton, the three King girls and
their brothers, Tommie Strang, Julia Lacy,
Maria Hubbard, and. Allen Btrtoo; they
make twtlre, and that will be about as
many as can enjoy themselves I think. I
don't want my - birthday party to be a
" You have forgotten Josephine Mills,"
suggested her mother quietly.
- "I have no intention of inviting her.
Besides, I presume she couldn't come, for
it is Saturday, and on that day she keeps
up stairs while her mother washes out all
the dress she has in the world s she can
go to Sunday-schooL Nobody makes any
thing of Josey, though she's good enough
in her way." So Allie Day put her bon
net over her brown curls and went to
school, thinking all the way about her
party of twelve and the grand dinner her
mother would prepare. " We will have
games, I suppose," she thought, "though I
think conversation is more dignified; and
I'll practice all my music to-night Per
haps Marih King will bring his clarionet
lilspeaKiommaooniu.. - .j
Just then Allie raised her eyes' ar.d saw
Josephine Mills leading her little deformed
brother toward the school-house.
" How good she is to him," thought
Allie. 44 It he was my brother I should be
so mortified ! They say his father struck
him in a drunken fit with a great stick of
wood, and nearly bioke his back. 1 m sure
I'm sorry for him, but he is as fretful as he
can be. - All the same, Josey takes care of
him by night and day. What a dull life
she must lead. - I wonder if she ever wen
to a party in all her life. . I am sure she
never did, and very likely never wilL"
A little thought crept into Allies mind
that Josey might receive an invitation to
one party at least, but she tried to excuse
herself by thinking that the only dress
could not be possibly washed and ironed
in time for that birth-day feast
Miss Morton opened the Bible as the
last scholar settled himself in his place,
and read the fourteenth chapter of Luke.
Not a line of it all did she hear so full
was her mind of the evening party till by
chance she looked toward the teacher and
caught tbe words : .
" When thou makest a dinner or a sup
ptr call not thy friends, nor thy brethren,
nor thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbors.
Lest they also bid thee again and a recom
pense be made. -
" But when thou makest a feast call the
poor, the maimed, the lame, and the
The color flew all over Allie's face. " It
is true," thought she, " that I selected the
very girls to help me eat my birth-day
dinner who will be sure to invite me to
see them when they have a party. That
would be a recompense, surely; and I be
lieve I should have been quite willing to
have invited Josephine if 1 hadn't known
she could never invite me in turn. 4 The
poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind.'
How Ellen Horton and Julia Lacy would
laugh if I should ask Josey and her de
formed brother, and Peter Henn", the one
legged Scotch boy, and Mark Livermore,
who has only one eye, and saws wood for
a living! Pshaw! what a birth-day party
that would be!"
Allie took up her reader and went into
the class. Josey stood next to her, and
she could not help but notice how pale
and tired the poor girl looked. . " I know,"
thought Allie, " her father staggered home
last night just as we were leaving school,
and all the boys laughed to see him. I
remember now that Josey burst outcrying,
and ran home across the field, rather than
hear them ridicule him.
The King girls laughed too hateful
things! I presume if 1 should really in
vite Josey all the rest would snub her just
as they do in school ; that mould be agreea
ble!" "The poor, the maimed, the blind!"
How these words followed Althea Day
from class to class, from study to play,
and back again to study. Por some rea
son her invitations, which she had meant
to give at a recess, remained nntendered.
" It is four days to Saturday," she thought;
"and there is really no hurry."
"What it was I cannot say, but the more
Allie looked at Josey that day the more
she liked her; and when school was out at
night - she : astonished the ' drunkard's
daughter by walking with her and actually
taking the other hand ot nine, tne ir.ue
deformed boy.
"It is too pleasant to go ngni nome,
said Allie: "let's go to the bank of the
creek and get some raspberries."
"I am airaid mother will need me, saia
Josey ; but Willie was so pleased with the
idea that she yielded, and the three
climbed a fence and struck oil throngh the
woods, plt-asnnlly chatting, as school-girls
will.. It surprised Alue to una how lady
like and egretable Josey was. All her
shyness and timidity vanished, and sne
had so many interesting things to say
that Allie nearly forgot what they had
come for.
" Here we are at the Twenty," said Wil
lie, at last meaning the "Twenty Mile
Creek." - " Now I want some berries."
' There was a charming water-fall, thirty
feet down - from where they were stand
ing, aud the long rays of the evening sun
glanced over its silvery mists and struck
them into wonderful shimmeringrainbowa.
Ah, those rainbows ! Allie had just step
ped to the edgs of the steep bank, where
two or three raspberry bushes grew out
of a cleft in the rocks ; when she caught
sight of them she leaned a little farther to
see them more clearly, slipped on the dry
moss, caught at the thorny boughs, swung
clear of the bank, and fell half-way down
to the foot of the fall, dragging the bush
with her. ' She just heard Josey's great
cry of fright, and then knew nothing more
till she came to her senses, when Josey
was carrying her up the bank a little way
down the creek.
A very hard struggle had Josey just
then. Her small, round arms were strain
ed with their burden, and her breath came
in short, quick gasps, aa if a feather's
weight more had been too much.
"Put me down," said Allie; "I can
walk," and then fainted again. Step by
step, rod by rod, did Jcsey toil along with
her burden. It was a weary half mile to
Mr. Day's, but she reached there just as
the last red ray flashed through the top of
the great elm at the gate.
Mrs. Day ran out into the yard to meet
her, and took Allie in her arms ; but she
turned back, as she saw her daughter open
her eyes and smile, to kiss Josey, with all
a mother's gratitude shining in her sweet
eyes. That kiss would have paid for even
a greater service, Josey thought, and went
home, not altogether keavy of heart,
though she knew that her young friend
had a broken arm, and jus suffer with 3
far weeks. ;.,. f . J
You think Allie had no Wrth-tiT party
after all? Well, yea. When Saturday
ndrntng lmd she called mother andhC
a Ions; talk with her. -"There were tears in
Mrs. D-iy's tyea when she went away from
the bedside toil Ju-t lace shown with aa
sweet a-smile aa aver brightened a mother's
onnteaance. 1 .--.
" Allie must have her party," she said to
her husband ; well have Bridget Flanagan
come over and help Lizzie got dinner, and
George must carry invitations. - Here is a
list of the guests there will be only fiye
or six." . , , i i '
" Do you not think company will excite
her too much ? asked Mr. Day.
"I believe not," said the mother; "and
her heart is especially set upon having
Josephine Mills here. Now that poor
girl has but one dress, and Allie asks if
she may not send her the new blue muslin
I made last week. I think that if yon take
it Josey will understand that it is not a
charity, but a little gift of friendship." - - -
So Mr. Day walked away withth dress,
but lost his road 'strangely, and only
found it again after he had visited Harris'
shoe store, Mrs. WUder's milliner .shop,
and Holme' shawl-room.. -
But who were invited to Althea Day'a
birthday dinner? Not by any means Julia
Licy, the Kinggirls, Tommy Strang, and
the rest, but - Peter Henry, who had
limb amputated a year before, after the
falling of that piece of timber at Widow
Lake s barn-raising; Mark Livermore,
who sawed wood faithfully from morning
till night, to give his old grandmother an
easy fife and plenty to eat ; Sallie Lorey,
who was such a dwarf you could have
stood her under your arms any one of
you over twelve years old ; and Jane Rice,
who was so hunch backed, you would
want to shut yuur eyes if she came in your
way; then, of course, Willie Mills; and
Josey. "
ProC Zimmerman, who lived next door,
and played the piano, and flute, and key
bugle, and violin aud, for aught I know,
the cornet, harp, tack-but and psaltery
came in and made every wall of the house
reverberate with his melodies. Miss Mor
ten, who just dropped in to see how Alii
was, threw off her bonnet and made her
self charm'ag, telling all manner of fairy
stories and singing sings that made the
children laugh and cry all at once.
The dinner? Ah, yes! I had nearly for
gotten tht It was such a feast as Josey,
Willie, Jane, Sallie, Mark, and Peter had
never had before. The chicken pie was cer
tainly as big as that the little dwarf wag
served np in at the King of England's din
ner, in fact it could almost have held Salky
Lorey herself; and the puddings, raspber
ries, sugar cakes, ice cream, and Charlotte
Russe were all aa delicious as mortal hands
could make them. :
Strange! Before night every one of tho
twelve whom Allie had thought of asking,
came in to inquire about her broken arm,
and once in they stayed, and staying, were
oo 1 J wiu BVXXiU ajuu Ult'-l- . ul. .
to the wood-sawyer, the hunch-backed or
phan, the drunkard's children, and the
dwarf, as they were among themselves.
"I shall have a party myself," said Ellen
Horton," as soon as Allie's arm is well ;
and every one here must come."
"When thou makest a feast call the poor,
the maimed, the lame and the blitd.'
Home and Ilealth.
Double People.
Concbbhino double people, twins
united in an abnormal manner at birth, the
authentic records are numerous, but a few
examples must suffice. . In 1701 united
twins were born at Szany, in Hanzary ;
they were christened by the names of
Helen and Judith, and were exhibited for
some years in the chief cities of Europe.
They were joined together at the lower
part of the back, the faces and bodies be
ing half sideways or diagonal, neither
back to back nor side by side. The two
girls were not equally strong, nor equally
well made ; one had a more resolute will
than the other, and settled all questions
as to whether to move, and whither. Being
carefully educated, they read, recited and
sang well, conversed in Hungarian, Ger
man, French and English, and afforded
much scope for study to psychologists;
for thero was T"fli";T' difference between
them in strength, temper, health and in
tellect, to give play to two sets of forces,
mental as well as bodily. It was observed,
however, that when one was ill, the other
became more or less affected with the same
complaint ; and it was deemed probable
that their deaths would be nearly simul
taneous. This proved to be the case.
Judith was attacked with a complicated
disease of brain and lungs in 172J, and
died Helen, who, at the commencement
of her sister's malady was in good health,
soon sickened with her and the two died
almost at the same instant They were
buried in a convent graveyard at Presburg,
and the particulars of their remarkable
history found admission into the Philo
sophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
The most extraordinary case of partial
doubleness on record, perhaps, was one
which was described by Everard Home
in a letter to John Hunter, the great sur
geon ; it was a Hindoo double-headed boy,
born near Burdwan, in Bengal ; and the
degree of sympathy manifested between
the two heads was watched with much in
terest The particulars are given in the
Philosophical Transactions. There was
another case of a man named Lazarus, or,
rather, a double man named Lazarus-Johannes,
very attractive to sight seers in
Germany several yews ago. There was
much of a curious character in the degree
in which the feeding of Lazarus helped to
feed Johannes without any distinct par
ticipation of the latter in tne eat
ing process. - As- the Johannes por
tion of the duplex was less . fully
developed than the Lazarus, some - dis
cussion arose among the ecclesiastics as to
whether each half had a soul to be saved
distinct from the other ; it was decided in
the affirmative, and the two names oi .Laz
arus and Johannrs were given in baptism.
The men were alive at the age of twenty
eight, but we have no mention of their
age at death. Many of our readers are,
no donbt familiar with the appearance of
the Siamese twins, who were exhibited in
London in their youth, and again, a short
time aeo. in their maturer years. - ine
twins are more completely two human
beings than any others we have here
spoken of; for the only physical or organ
ized band of connection between them is
at the two chests, w hen first exhibited
they were not exactly opposite to each
other, bnt stood side by side, or rather ob
liquely one by another; but this position,
there can be little doubt, was acquired by
the attempts which they had instinctively
made to separate from each other in walk
ine, or in lying and sitting down, and by
the extension they had thus effected in
their band of union, which was considera
bly more slender than in any other yei de
scribed. It was quite impossible for them
to remain always face to face; therelore
their bodies acquired an oblique direction,
in which they also- moved. - The conse
quence of this was, that the right limbs of
the one and the lell oi me other muiviua
al were the principal organs of movement,
and that the intermediate limbs (that is to
say, the left of the one and the right of the
other) remained nearly passive. In organic
and animal relation ot hie, they seem to
be independent of each other. Each has
his own circulation ot tne oiooo, ma own
resnirative and diirestive functions. The
curious, yellow-skinned couple were wont
to play at battledoor and shuttlecock with
each other: one had a battledoor in his
right hand, the other had one in his left,
and very deftly they tossed the feathered
messenger to and fro. AH (he Tear Round.
nnvairtan hnvinir been
presented with a live rattlesnake, con
cluded to preserve it tie proceeaea to
kill it by first administering chloroform
tn rwl than tr nrpervA the fmerimen
intact, he plunged it into a large glass jar
lull Ol aiconoj. ine rcpuie wan quia
motionless after receiving the anaesthetic,
and exhibited no signs ot life until it had
been in the spirits full fifteen minutes. It
then began to writhe in the jar in such a
manner as to render necessary the forcible
retention of the lid upon the vessel. In a
short time, however, au bijsuo i nutj
ceased. ' ; ' ' "
The light of a match will frighten a
it .-roTT it ia mid. But love-matches
dn't always keep the wolf away from the

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