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Br BAVJsnrouT a bobtxh.
TI1R OM OllimCH llKf.LH.
King out merrily,
Loudly, cheerily,
BlHbo old bells from the steeple tower;
Hopefully, fearfully,
Joyfully, tearfully,
Moveth the bride from the maiden bower.
louds there ar none In the fair summer
Sunshine flings benlson down from on high ;
Children sing loud, as the train mores along,
"Happy tho bride that the sun ehlneth on."
Knell out drearily,
Measured and wearly.
Sad old bells from the steeple gray;
Priests chanting lowly,
Solemnly, slowly
Fasecth the corso from the portal to-day.
Drops from tho leaden clouJs heavily fall,
Dripping all over tho plume and the pall ;
Murmur old folk, as the train mores olong,
"Bleteed the dead that tho rata ralnctli on."
Toll at the hour of prime,
Matin and vesper chime,
Loved old bells from the stceplo high
llolllng, like holy wares,
Over the lowly graves,
floating up, prayer-fraught, Into the sky.
Solemn tho lesson your lightest note J teach,
Stern Is the preaching your Iron touRUcs
Ringing In life from the bud to tho bluom,
Ringing the dead to their rest In the tomb.
I'cil out crermoro
l'cal as yo pealed of yore.
Bravo old bells, on each Sabbath day;
In sunshine and gladness.
Through clouds and through Bad
ness, Bridal and burial hare pasted away.
Tell us life's nlcasurcs with death arc still rife :
,-,kTcll us that death ever leadcth to life;
Life Is our labor, and death Is our rest.
It happy the living, the dead aro tho blest.
I was Jnst 25 when I first mot AHoo
Thorno, the daughter and heiress of
GoorgoTliornotho great banker.
I fell desperately In lovo with tho
charming girl, knowing well that such
lovo was utter madness.
Her father was roportcd to bo a very
proud, ambitious man, who would look
high for a son-in-law. I felt that ho
would not so mucli as giro a hearing to
my suit, and, as to winning her without
his consont, what would bring to her
but misery. I had nothing with which
to repay or compensato her for tho
sacriOco of a morriago with my pov
erty. So wo bado good by without a word of
explanation, though I know sho read the
anguish in my heart, and tears wcro in
fc tho soft oyos a verted lrom mo. I kissed
tho trembling hand sho platod in mino,
and turned away and bado farowoll to
her and hopo togothor.
Scarcoly had 1 got back to town, and
was striving earnestly to drown vain re
gret in tho bustlo and interest of busi
ness when a terrible misfortuno fell
upon mo. Mr. Overton had given mo a
check lor $20,000, desiring mo to go to
tho bank and got it cashed. Having
executed tho commission and returned,
Imagino my horror on discovering that
tho pockot-book containing tho inonoy
was gono.
Whether stolon by somo villlans or
lost mv by own carelessness, what
mattored HP It was gono and I was ut
terly ruined.
What I suffered during tho noxt fow
hours God only knows; and whon, after
being dismissed, I roturnod to my own
room, I was very nearly dosporato; not
only had I lost a lucrativo position, but
my futuro appeared to bo irrotriovably
blasted, for thcro aro suspicions which
are as fatal to a man morally, as would
bo physically tho wound ot a rlflo ball.
But I was young and of a hopeful
nature, and I began to realize that I
had been leniently dealt with. On re
calling nil that happened after my hav
ing tho bank, and tho utter impossibil
ity of tho pockot-book being taken from
tho breast-pocket of my coat, I oamo to
tho conclusion that I must havo dropped
it, and thoroupon I resolvod to havo ro
courso to all mouns in my powor to ro
covorthe monoy.
I hail saved during tho last fow years
a considerable portion of my salary,
and dctornilncd now to dovoto It to tho
purposo I had in viow. I advertised
daily in all tho prominent journals, not
offering, tho customary roward, but de
scribing my unfortunato position, my
honor lost and my fortuno blighted.
For two weeks I kept my loss boforo
tho publio, and had almost boguu to
despair of nny favorablo result, whon,
ono morning, a stranger camo to mo a
tall, dark, storn-looking man, who ro
gardod mo with a pair of kindly brown
eyes, that had something familiar abou
Tho strangor doollncd tho soat'I of
lerod to him, and began at onoo speak
ing brusquolyand to tho point. "I
havo hoard of your loss," said ho. "I
havo road yojr ndvortisomont In the
papors, and fool deeply intonated
in and for yo. I havo just Hit your
lato employors, and after tho satisfac
tory mannor iju whiok all i3y Inquiries
wore ansutttod, I booimAyour surety
for tho $20,000."
"What!" 0
I sprat-g toward him in tho wildest
'Oh, sir," I bogan, but ho stopped
Lot mo finish," said ho. TyoJono
this beoauso I'm convinced that you aro
n upright, honest man ; and tho great
est proof of my confidonco I can glvo
you is that I am about to offer you the'
poiltionofoashioi in my banking house.
My name, Blr, is Georgo Thorno."
Georgo Thorne, tho fathor of Alioo,
tho girl that I lovod I Ah, tho mystory
was solvod l It was of hor his eyes had
reminded mo; it was to hor I was in
debted for this help.
Fifteen yoars had flown since tho day
1 lost tho pookot-book. I had now bo-
como a prosperous man, surrounded by
all tho luxurios which wealth affords.
I had found in Mr. Thorno moro than a
patron; I found t frlond; under abrusqo
mannor ho had a heart of gold. From
tho first day of our acquaintance ho had
ovlncod toward mo tho liveliest interest
and affection.
I was socn mado partnor, and whon,
on a cortain blossod day, I becamo tho
husband of Allco, and his son-in-law,
ho prosontcd mo with a receipt for tho
$20,000 that ho had paid to tho Messrs.
Ovorton for my loss.
So tlmo wonton. Tho banklng-Louso
known ns tho firm of Thorno & Wnllaco
was in a thriving condition.
I had a beautiful wl(o and two lovely
children, and yet, with all tho sources
of happiness, I was not quito contented
thoro was a crcaso in tho roso-loaf.
For somo tlmo past I had beon vainly
endeavoring to account for tho extraor
dinary interest which my father-in-law
had first taken in mo, becauso I dis
covered, as I grow older and saw moro
of this selfish, egotistical world, that
very fow such goncrous actions were
porlormed without motive and
lution of this, to mo, difficult problem
frequently occupied my thoughts.
At first I had attributed it all to Al
ice's influence, but I know now that 11
had been as great a surpriso to her as to
About this time Dr. 1'onard, ono of
Mr. Thorno's most intlmato friends, ar
rived in Now York, and ono morning,
while sitting at breakfast, expressed
great surpriso at tho numerous adver
tisements in tho papers rotating to
monoy lost and found.
"Woll,"sald ho, "I havo not tho least
sympathy for thoso who loso monoy.
Thoy aro generally caroless, stupid peo
plo not fit to bo trusted; although I ro
mombcr having heard of a young man
who lost a pocket-book, somo yoars ago,
containing $20,00!), and I declaro whon
I read his piteous appoals, which wcro
in all tho papors, my heart fairly aclicd
for him. But," continued ho, addres
sing myfathor-iu-law, who had bocomo
vory pale, "you ought to romembortlio
circumstances, for it occurred just nt
tho time of tho great falltiro In Phila
delphia, by which you wcro so heavy a
"Yes, I recollect Urn affair," replied
Mr. Thorno, who nppoaied to bo sull'ei
ing. "I never heard, continued tho doctor,
'what becamo of tho poor dovll; and
yot I should liko to know."
"Should you?" said I, laughing; "then
lot mo gratify your curiosity. I Arthur
Wallaco, am that poor dovll, doctor;
saved from ruin and despair by my bono
factor here." And then I related all
tho events of tho last fifteen yoars.
Tho doctor sprang to his feet ami
grasped his old friend's hand.
"Well and generously done!" said ho;
but Mr. Thorno interrupted him. "Iam
not well," ho said, faintly. "I suffer
greatly lot mo go to my room."
Tho noxt day ho sont for mo to his
privato oillco. I found him looking palo
and haggard.
"Sit down my dear Arthur," said ho
in a low voico, "and listen to mo. For
a long tlmo 1 havo had a confession to
mako to you, ono that weighs on mo so
heavily that I must easo my conscienco
of its load. I can bettor bear to do so
now, that I havo in moasuro mado somo
amends for tho troublo I onco caused
"Tho troublo you causod mo, cried I.
"You havo beon the most genorous of
men to mo. It is through your kind
ness I occupy my presont position; it is
toyoulowomy happiness, and, moro
than all, my honor."
Mr. Thorno opened his desk, and took
from it a pockot-book.
"Do you romomberthia?" said ho, as
ho placed it in my hand.
"Yos," replied I, it Is tho ono I lost;
"but how"
I could not fiulsh my question. Tho
truth starod mo in tho faco. I sprang to
my foot in dismay.
"Great hcavonsl I cried; you found
tho monoy P"
"Aye, and kept it," ho groaned, with
anguish lu his voico. "But ohl do not
condomn without hearing mo. Yostor
day you heard Dr. Ponard alludo to tho
great losses I had sustained by failure-1
in Philadelphia. I did not daro to mako
my ombarrassmonts known, ai that
would havo hastened my ruin my ruin I
God knows that it was not for myself,
that I carod, but lor Alico, my darling
child. It was on tho 14th of December
that you lost tho monoy. Oh, I shall1
novor forget that date. It was on that day
that I moditatod suiolde. I was shor t
$20,000 to meet my liabilities, maturing
on tho 15th. I was overwhelmed with
despair; tho air of tho oillco stilled mo,
and I rushod into tho street. I had
hardly gono ton yards whon my locP9hIs faUlcri (ll will aloud to yonrca90i
struck somothing. It was your pocket-
book. I oponod it and tho sight turned
mo giddy nnd faint. Then oommoncod
within my breast ono ot thoso moral
struggles which, ovon to tho oonquoror.Vls
is foarlul, but in which alasl I was
miserably, vanquished. Tho next day I
satisfied all claims upon mo. To tho
world I was Georgo Thorno, an honest,
uprighynan; to raysolf I was nothing
hotter than a malefactor. You know
Vjx rest. Through my guilt you passod
two weoks of indosorlbablo anguish. I
have slnco ondoavorcd to mako up re
paration for tho mlsory I causod; but I
also suffered. Moral atonoments aro
tho most cruol, becauso thoy aro etornal.
I havo known and yet fool that bitter
ness of oxpiatlon. Say, my son, can
you forgivo my crliuof"
Could I forgive? lookod at tho
pallid faco, anguished oyes. What woro
my sufferings of thoso two torrlblo
weoks compared to tho secret pain and
shamothis man had borno for years P
this man; llio victim of one solitary
dovltation from rcctltudo, so upright In
all else, and whoso lifo sinco had been
ono long atonement. I grasped his
hand, tears filled my oyes.
"Fathor," I cried, "Alice's fathor and
mino, all is forgiven, forgotten. Do I
not owo all tho happiness of my lifo
tn that samo lost pocket-book?"
Tho Working-Hours of Lire.
Joitph Cook.
Supposo that a man throw away in
every yoar fifty two days for Sundays,
thirteen days for illness, vncations
nnd interruption; nnd supposo that
forty-fivo consccutivo years he works
threo hundred a year a very largo
averago that would giro a man, in
tho raaturo part of lifo, l!l, 600 days,
If you ploaso, thoro is not auy doubt
about that. Supposing that a man
havo health ryid industry enough to
woik ten hours in cacli of these 13,500
days ' ho will havo 135,000 maturo work
Ing-hours. A man who is forty, howovor,
Las about 00,000 hours left; a man who
is sixty has bo fow hours loft that I do
not want to shook you by mentioning
their number. Calculate for oursolvcs
how much tlmo is left you. At tho end
of 135,000 hours tho maturo working
portion of a lifo is ended, nnd thoro is
no doubt about this proposition. Posi
tively, tho pulpit knows something on
this point. Timo moves in a straight
lino, novor in a circle. Wo say -Tuesday
comes back to Tuesday, Wednes
day to Wednesday, January to Janunry.
Tho nanio comes back to the name, but
not the thing to tho thing. In no circlo
does tlmo move, but ih n straight lino,
an englo's flight, forth aud right on.
Tho trees stay, but tho leaves fall; and
you nnd I aro loaves, not trees!
Smoking Among tho Alaskans.
Tho chief of ono of tho Innult tribes,
writes a correspondent from Alaska, had
a nicely mado pipo of wood, inlaid with
lead, and furnished with a rim of lead
at tho top, nnd with sovornl brass chains
and a variety of chains. Tho bottom of
tho bowl of this pipe led into a cavity
which could bo oponod from without,
intended to rosoivo shavings or moss to
soak up tho nicotluo and other waslo
products which accumulato after Bmok
lng. In times when tobacco is scarce
tho impregnated shavings aro used in
Its stead. Thoy prefer tho intensely
strong, black Circassian leaf tobacco
which thoy "get from tho Russians. Tho
caliber of tho pipe is small, not moro
than ono fourth ot an Inch, and its depth
is not groat. I wntchod tho chief pro
paring to smoke. Ho first pulled from
his parka a littlo tuft of hairs, which ho
put in tho bottom of tho pipo to prevent
tho tobacco from boing drawn into tho
stem; then put In a fow grains of black
tobacco, inhaled tho smoke, and retain
ed it a short timo in tho lungs, and slow
ly exhaled it. This was dono just onco,
but that was enough to warrant a doop
drawn sigh of roliof and an involuntary
traco of tears after tho expulsion of tho
smoko. Tho temporary stupefaction
produced by this stylo of smoking was
quite perceptible
Happy Meal Times.
It is a good rulo as far as possiblo to
drop boforo coming to tho tablo tho caro
and fret and labour needful to got up
tho meal and tho worry about tho work
of clearing all away. Giro yourself a
uroathing spaco ot quiot anu rest wuuo
you eat, and mako It as pleasant for all
tho rost as you can. This pleasantness
of homo turns on vory littlo hinges. It
is simply making tho best ot tho circunv)
stances, or tho other way. Turn to tho
right or to tho left, and you are walking
among uowors or pusuing into a neugo
ot pricKiy morns.
How differently all tho family fool
wnen moinor stis clown pleasantly anu
chats chcorfully, or when sho snaps out,
"i wonitor way you uon't koop tlio um
ncr waiting all day P" or somo similar
robtiko to ono and another of tho chll
dron as thoy como in. Family jars aro
sucu ovu tilings; tnoy do so tircaKupnii
tho peaco of tho households, nnd nro in
no sense profitable No ono's burdon
was over lightened by scolding, nornny
heart mado happier.
There is something rofining aud
olovatintr in a neatly spread tablo. oven
if tho cloth is tho coarsest nnd tho faro
tlio plainest. But It pays to havo littlo
surprises iu the way bf favorite dishes
quito ol'ton, and thoy often cost loss than
tlio old regulation dishes ot moat and
potatoes and bread. Now wavs of cook-
.lng tlio samo nrtlcio aro in ctlect now
'.IIII 1.11 i 1 1
milium, aim aiu vury ucuupiuuiu lo tno
household. A great deal of varloty
can bo gotten out of vory Inexpensive
But tho food is of loss importance
than tho spirit with which it is oaton.
Food taken in n moody, sulion or troubl
ed spirit can novor digest properly.
uonco tno cruelty ot making tamo-timo
io occasion oi urinstnirup tuo misdo
ings of tho children. Yet how many
lAopb haro wo knowon who pursue
ut this coursoi Tho arrears of tho
dirr scorn to bo brought up to
tint toa tablo for adjustment, and
frwiuontly a littlo culprit is
... i i i i r
sir ahout bed timo." Such a father
mori h boing shut up in tho powor of
gianUlospair for a whilo at tho morcy
of hiiy 'grievous crab-treo cudgol" un
til hwlearns n littlo moro humanity. It
a kriid of retributive justieo that ohil-
dron no away from homo hating Its
walls,'imd that father Is loft to tottor
down to his gravo as best ho can, un
supported nnd unchoercd. I know such
nn old man not long ago whoso grown
up family scattered out far and
wido nnd left him alone at tho old homo
stoad. Not ono would livo thoro. "Aud,"
said ho, complainlngly, "whon I propos
ed to go and livo with my son Franklin
through tlio winter, don't you bollovo
ho wouldn't havo mo." Ho has gono
to his roward now, suoh as it Is, and
thoy havo divided up tho proporly
among thorn, but thoro wcro nogratolul
romembrances of tho hard hands that
that had scraped it togothor. As wo
sow wo shall roan. An old Spanish
provorb says: "Tbero aro no ungrate
ful children. " It our children really
have cause to be grateful to us they
will not fall of loving romomboranco.
Hliimlif r.I.nni).
(.1rtiitma awl JMbyal M-tlmt.)
jit MAnoAiiKT VANriEonirr.
"Cornel" she sU; "It Is sleepy time;
I will sing you such a sweet lit U rhyme
Something that you can understand
About what they do In Slumber-Land."
"No," he said, "I will not be good I
I'm a robber, I live In a great big wood :
It Is made of cake-and candy trees,
Ton can goto Slumbcr-Lwd, if you please 1"
"Bat listen I" sho said ; "In Slumber-Town
Everybody Is lying down,
And all tho creatures, from man to fish.
Have something better than they can wish I"
"Then they don't know howjto wish," he
"think it Is stupid to Ho In belt
I am going to burn tho world all down,
An! I don't want to go to youiISIumbcr
Town. "But listen t" she said ; "In Slumber-Street
You often hear music low and sweet,
And sometimes, there, you meet face to face
People you'll meet In no other placet"
"Oh. that," he said, 'will not make mo en'.
I like a hand-organ best, you know,
With a monkey ; and I do not caro
To meet strange people niwherel"
"Hut listen I ' she said; "In 81umber-House
Tho cat forgets how to catch tho mouse;
The nauRhty boys arc never, there,
Stood In a corner or set on a chair I"
"Well, that Is a little better," said he,
'Hut 1 am going, nt once, to s!a;
I'm a captain, I'm not a little boy,
And this Is my trumpet, -ship ahoy I"
"Hut listen 1" sho said; "In Slumber-Hoom
Such beautiful (lowers you see In bloom ;
The best of them all, the very best,
vou may pick If you choose Its name Is
"Why, that's a queer name for a flower," he
"Hut you needn't think I am going to be.l I
I'm a robber again, a great, big, brave,
Splendid robber, and this Is my caret"
How quiet the cave grew, presently;
She smiled, and Btoopcd low down to see,
And what she aw was her little brigand
Travelling far Into Slumber-Land.
Two curtains white, with their frlnees brown,
Had shut him fast Into Slumber-Town,
And she knew that tho restless little feet
Were walking softly In Slumber-Street.
Crying for tlio Moon.
Trot sat on tlio door-stops crying for
tho moon. It had Just como up, round
and full, and sho was suro if Hob would
only go out into tho grovo and climb
ono of tho maples, ho could get it for
"I couldn't got It, I toll you," said
"I should fink you might just try,"
said Trot, the toars running down her
"What would you do with It, if you
had ItP"
"Why, I'do roll It, of course, and play
wlv It."
"Whero would you kcop It?"
"Oh," and Trot looked around for a
placo, "I dm In tho clothes-basket;
that's 'bout tho right size"
"O Trot, what a littlo goose you are!
Why tho moon Is bigger than papa's
barn, and it's mado up of rocks and dirt
aud such."
"Dirt and rocks ain't yollow. It's
gold liko mamma's watch. Lot alone
your old whistle nnd go and get It for
me It'll bo up so high you can't, If
yoa don't hurry up."
"I guess it will if I do," laugod Hob,
pounding away on tho willow with his
jackot-knifo, whllo Trot began nnotlior
"littlo wcop."
"What's tho mottor, Trot?" asked
mamma, coming out to find tho littlo
"I want tho moon, and Hob won't go
and got it for me, whon ho can roach it
just as well as not."
Mamma took tho littlo girl into tho
houso, and whllo sho undressed her, sho
told her about tho moon, nnd Trot was
so interested that sho forgot to cry for
It any moro.
Just aftor she got into hor crib, Hob
brought in a glass tumbler with a firo
lly in it. Ho turnod tho tumbler upsido
down, on tho stand by tho crib and Trot
watched tho fire-fly as It crawled about
under tho glass.
"I s'poso you couldn't got tho moon,
Hob," sho said. "Mamma says you
couldn't. But I'm just as much obliged,
'cause you'vo got mo a star.
Value of od IfluuncrM.
Young peoplo often undcrvaluo tlio
worth of pleasant and courteous man
ners in society. Thoy think thom arti
ficial, and put on for effect, and even
half dosplso thom as opposed to genu
ineness of character.
But good manners is truo courtosy,
nnd that springs from a regard for oth
ers, from sincoro deslro to put thom nt
easo nnd to promote their comfort.
Bluntnessnnd roughness botray selfish
ness wuich is indifferent to tho feelings
of othors.
Somo of tho omlnont statesmen of
England havo owed much of thoir suc
cess in governing tlio realm to tho charm
of their manners.
Lord Chestorfleld was a universal fa-
vorlto in English sooioty, and peoplo
found it hard to refuse any request mado
with such ologaut courtesy.
llUJ'H UUll ClRlirCltCN.
Tho Philadelphia ZYhim makes a vig
orous assault on clgarottes, and tolls tho
boys who Indulgo in thom: "Tlio cheap
peculiarly vicious ono. Twenty years
ago when tho cigarettes all came from
Cuba, and woro wrapped in rlco papor,
smoking thom did no great harm.
Moreover, boing mado of Houradoz, oj
somo brand of equally-strong tobacco,
only a boy of stout stomach could
smoko moro than two or three of thom
at a time. But to moot tho boyish do
mand cigarettes aro Bold nowadays both
cheap and weak. Thoy aro mado of
mild, often bad, tobacco, and for tlio
'.most part thoy aro wrupbedin ordinary
whlto paper. JMco-paper wrappings
necessarily Increase- tho cost, and tho
boy who wishes to prove by tho ordcnl
of smoko that ho is not a boy but a
man, much prefers tho article that he
can got tho most of for his money,
Moreover, tho boy does not know tho
difference apparent to tho sight betweon
rico-pnper and ordinary papor, any
moro than ho knows that, whllo rice-
paper burns away with scarcoly tiny
smoko at all, common papor burns with
n foul smoko that cuts liko a saw into
tho chest nnd throat. So ho sponds his
pocket monoy on cheap cigarettes, and
makes ovorybody around him uncotU'
fortnblo, whllo ho smokes himself away
into an untimely grave
General Grant Is roportcd ns having
told n story latoly to lllustrato how
much circumstances had lo do with
making a man's fortune Whon n boy,
ho stated, his mother ono morning found
herself without butter for breakfast, and
sent him to borrow siiiuo from n neigh
bor. Going into tho houso without
knocking, young Grant overheard n let
ter rend from tlio son of his neighbor,
who was then nt West Point, statlnir
that ho had failed in examination and
was coming homo. Ho got tho buttor,
took it homo, and without waiting for
broakfast ran down to tlio office of tho
Congressman from that District.
"Mr. Hamar," ho said "will you ap
point mo to West Point?"
"No, is there, and has three
years to serve"
"But suppose ho should fall, will you
send mo?"
Mr. Hnmnr lnughod. "If ho don't
go through no uso for you to try, Uly."
"Promlso you'll glvo mo a ciiaucc,
Mr. Hamar, anyhow."
Mr. Hnmnr promised.
Tlio noxt day the defeated lad came
homo, and tho Congressman, laughing
at Uly's sharpness, gave him tho ap
pointment. "Now," said Grant, "it wns my moth
er's being out of buttor that mado mo
General and President.
But ho was mistaken. It was his
own shrewdness to seo tho chance and
promptness to scizo It that urged him
Another initnnce whero tlio success
was not so groat occurs to us.
A lad ot sixteen, shop-boy in n West
ern town, had saved three hundred dol
lars in 1800. Going down street ono
day during tho winter, whon tho South
ern States were seceding ono by ono,
heard n passer-by remark, "North Car
olina lias gono out." At tho samo mo
ment his eyes fell on abnrrel of turpen
tine, exposed for sale "No North Car
olina, no turpentine "thought he. Ho
rnn to tho bank; drow out his precious
thrco hundred dollars, and Invested it
all in turpentine Boforo tho year was
out ho realized enough to givo film a
good capital with which to embark in
business. But how many boys in tho
placo of theso two would havo moped
sluggishly along, gaining nothing but
tlio buttor and tho nowsl
Skating For Life.
That skating has been In certain cir
cumstances something moro than a moro
elegant accomplishment is well illus
trntcd bv two nnocdotns. told bv thn nn
thor of somo entertaining "Hominis
ccnccs of Quebec," of two settlers in tho
far West, who saved thoir lives by tho
aid of their skates. In ono easo tho
backwoodsman had boon captured by
minims, wuu uuuiiuvu auun uuer loior
turo him to death. AmoBg his baggago
inero iinpponcu to do a pair oi sKaics,
and tho Indians' curiosity was so excit
ed that their captivo was told to oxplain
their uso. Ho led his captors to tho
edgo of a wide laio, whero tho smooth
ico stretched away as far as tho ovo could
sec, and put on the skates. Exciting
tho laughter of tho Indians by tumbling
about in a clumsy manner, ho gradually
increased his distanco from tlio shoro,
till ho at length contrived to get n hun
dred yards from thom without arousing
thoir suspicion, when ho skated away
as fast as ho could, and finally escaped.
Tho other settlor is said to havo been
skating alone ono moonlight night, nnd,
whllo contemplating the reflection of tho
firmament in tlio clear ico, and the vast
dark mass of forest surrounding tho
lako nnd stroatolilng away in tlio back
ground, ho suddenly discovered, to his
horror, that tho adjacent bank wns lined
with a pack ot wolves. Ho at onco
"mado tracks" for homo, followed bj
theso animals; but tlio skater kept
nhead, and ono bv ono tho pack tailed
off, two or three of tho formost, howov
or, kept up tho chaso, hut wnen thoy
attempted to closo with tho skntor, by
adroitly turning nsldo, he allowed them
to pass him, nnd, aftor a fowunsuccess-1
ful nnd vicious nt tempts on tho part of
tuo wolves, no succeeded in rcaciung
his log hut In safety.
(Jen. Houston, Ills Pony, and Ills Itaror.
I'wOrleam Flcayune, '
It was on his doparturo for Moxlco
"to rovol" as ho had said "in the
halls ot tho Montezumns," that ho
ngain met with Major Hector, a gen
erous and gonial man known as tho
original of "Tho FIno Arkansas Gontlc
mnn." In campany with Major Arnold
Harris, also well known In Now Orloans,
who was thon perhaps a deputy marshal,
thoy journoyed to Southeastern Ark
ansas, to which point their routo was
tho same General Sam Houston rode
an Indian pony vory disproportionate
to his own tall stature Ho had bocomo
thoroughly disgusted with Indian lifo,
was intompcrnto and ill-tomporod. nm
constant thorno of discussion was tho
unworthy nppoaranoo ho would presont
in a foreign country, mountod on an an
imal so ignoblo, with a froquent np
poal to Arnold Harris to swap his largo
bay marofor his Indian pony. Thoso
propositions woro disoussed for sovoral
days with all tho energy nnd eloquenco
ot tho General, ono of whoso favorito
exclamations was:
"This d d bobtailod pony is a dis-
grace Ho Is continually lighting tho
Hies nnd ha? no means of protecting
hlmsolf, and hi? kicks nnd contortions
rendor his rider ridiculous. I shall bo
tho laughter of all Moxlco. 1 wish i
steed approprlaU to my own stature
roqulre a steed with his natural woapon
n flowing tall, that ho may clofond him
solf ngainst his cnomlcs ns his mastor
has done Harris, you must swap."
As tho result of persistent oxpostula'
Hon, nlded by a llbornl arrangement of
"boot," effected nnd guaranteed by
Major Hector tho General acquired tho
broom-tailed mare, and recovered his
dignity nnd good humor.
Whon thoy camo to part, Major Hcc
tor said ho wiw sorry for him. Ho
know his worth and felt his misfortunes,
Ho had got so low, said tlniMajor, that lie
couldn't stay with tho Indians. Ho wns
despornto and intempejnto, and wns
going among Mexicans, so that would
bo tho Inst ho would over soo of poor
bam Houston.
They dismounted to tnko a lost drink
of whiskey together. "General," said
Ellas, "you liked that razor of mino
whon you shaved. You aro going whero
it may not bo convenient to buy one,
and I can get nuother when I got back;
suppose you take it along?" So ho took
tho razor out ot his saddlebags and pre
sented it.
General Houston opened tlio razor,
strapped it on his hand, looked nt its
edge, and as lie shut it carefully up,
and replncing it in the case, said:
Major Hector, this is an inestimable
testimonial of tho friendship Hint has
lasted many years and proved steady
under tlio blasts of calumny and Injus
tice Good by. God bless you. When
noxi you seo Hits razor it shall be n
shaving tlio President of a republic.
Tlicso last words Major Hector re
membered distinctly. Thoy wcro Im
pressed upon his memory by tlio battlo
of San Jacinto, and tlio election of Gen
eral Sam Houston to tho executive
Dinners nnd Punctuality.
London (llobe.
prominent Amorlcan statesman was
said to havo taken n prldu in alwavs
knocking -it any door within which ho
had nn engagement precisely with the
first stroke of tlio clock or with tho vory
tick of his watch. Perhaps If that won
drous wiso statesman had taken tlio
troublo to "tot up" nil tho odds and
ends of tlmo he must havo wasted iu
securing tins petifogging precision, lie
would have found that whatever lie
niglit havo dono for other people's
time, ho Iiad really been as wasteful of
his own us tho veriest sloven in this
way may bo supposed to bo on tlio show
Ingof very exemplary peoplo as waste
ful, for Instance, as Lord Palmorston,
who was known to drop into a publio
dinner four hours after tlio appointed
When Bosvillo gnvo his fasliionablo
dinners in Welbcck street tho guests
wcro always given to understand that
time must bo observed to tlio minute,
nnd that If thoy wcro not thoro dinner
mu'jt proceed without thom. It was not
oltcn that folks camo late, for most
pqoplo can bo punctual when thoy know"
it Is expected of thom. On ono occasion,
however, it happened to bo tlio Astron
omer Hoyal who came in half a minuto
or moro behind the appointed dinner
hour, nnd, ns ho no doubt expected,
found tho guests coming down tlio stair
easo to tho dining-room. "I trust, Mr.
Friend," said the host In greeting him,
"that in futuro you will boar in mind
wo don't reckon timo hero by tho mo
ridian of Greenwich, but by tho mo
ridian of Welbcck strcot." That sort
of thing may bo very well whon it is
clearly understood that in auctioneer's
phraseology it is to bo dlnnor tlmo
"prompt," but it is not ovory host who
can muster tho hardihood for such ri
gidity, oven though their guests may
not bo Astronomers Royal. Most peo
ple would ngrco with Dr. Johnson In
his well-known dictum on tho point,
"Ought six peoplo to bo kept waiting
for ono?" asked Boswell, who himself
was inclined to proceed without ono
laggard. "Why, yos," said Johnson,
it mo ono win suuer moro by your
sitting down than tho six will by wait
Forgetting Friendship,
UuMen itulo.
Thoro nro mon nnd women in
publio life whoso pathway is marked by
tlio "remains" of whilom friends whom
thoy havo squoozod dry and dropped,
liko so many sucked oranges. In poli
tics it is said of such a man that ho Is
kicked down tlio laddor;by which ho
climbed. Iu literary or other walks tho
human spongo often swells up with tho
thought that ho has "outgrown" his
iiurablo friends of other days. In pri
vato lifo tho self-conscious soul contents
itsolf with becoming moro and moro
tlio contro of its littlo circumforenco,
taking nono within its orbit who will
not consont to rovolvo around it nnd
emit light and w.innth for its enjoy
ment. Tliore havo boon many and no
blo definitions of what n friend Is. Peo
ple of roai individuality, strongth nnd
sensitiveness doubtless havo tower real
friends than they aro apt to think, un
less thoy havo beon cherishing, uncon
sciously, low idoals. But whatovor a
frlond may not bo, cortainly that swcot
and noblo term is unmerited by ono
who, howovor genorous In other direc
tions, is selfish as himsolf.
Old Timber.
Probably tho oldest timber in tho
world which ha boon subjoctod to tho
ma of man is that found iu the anciont
tomnlca of Egypt in conuoction with tho
stonowork which is known to bo at loast
four thousand yoars old. This, tho only
wopd used in tho construction of tho
tomplo, Is in tho form of ties, holding
tho end of ono storm to nnothor at IU
upper surface When two blocks woro
laid in placo, an excavation about nn
Inch deep wns mado in each block, into
which a tic shaped liko nn hour-glass
was driven. It is therefore vory diffi
cult to forco any stono from IU position.
Tho ties nppoar to havo beon of tho
tnmnrisk or shittem wood, of which tho
ark was constructed, a sacrod trco in
anciont Egypt and now vory rarely
found In tho valloy of tho Nile. The
dovetailed tics aro just as sound now as
on tho day of thoir insortion. Although
fuel Is oxtromoly scarce In this country,
theso hits of wood aro not largo enough
to mako It nn object with tlio Arabs to
heavo off layer after layer to obtain
thom. Had thoy been of bronzo half
tho old temples would havo been de
stroyed yenrs ago, so precious would
thoy have been for various purposes.
Tho Massachusetts iiVtieFsiirifiiWiiMlnt? tho
question, "May cousins marrj I" We should
hope so. Wo don't see irliy a cnasln hasn't
as pood a right to marry as a brother, or an
uncle, or a son, or sister.
When VOll visit or lenvi' N,w Ynfk (Mlv. mien
ll.iei;ni:e Kxnres'Aire and CarrUsi- Hire. Ami
stop at 'ranl 1,'nion Ilutel, nearly
opposite (Irand Central Depot. IKO elegant
rooms reduced to tl and upwards per day.
l-.levntor. KcMaiirant supplied Kith the best.
II or Mi Cars. Htnces and Elevated ltallm.nl In
all Depots,
A Month nnd Cincntm
Putoi ttiwi,; n, to-Till 4 H . lMimu.
TFAC !'jl,vMlniiifw'or1t-iMii.rnTi'pnci
I I.nm'fit ( omnnnv In Amer!r.iiinl,i
Artlcii ptctur t'iT)'tilFTrH(p rni tlnimllr In
rrriiMnjr .etnt wattled rvrrvwlirre-'ttcit In.lnco
inc n'' ilon'1 watte Mmp urntl for Chriihir.
UOIl'T WKM.S, 4.1 Vat y St.,
, .N. Y,
o. noi -tn.
Rni tumtt tar IVLiIaviia.
C&ii 1 Al1 ")'i". oold. silver nn-l Nickd, n.so
.S t JtoSlVt Clinln,. It. ,fnt I!. II. ll.'lnh
Clmlni, tc., I'M C. U. I).. lob
'.!. WrllnfnrL'AtMnffiKilnHtATM.
V."Iy' ciauilwil. WrlirrnrCitliilnmif loHdiwl
aril Ain'Tlenn Wiilcli Co ,1'lltaiiurr.l'a
U lll'llit Ac llOI..!li:N
with ValtlAlil ltm,ruiin-ntt ViWRn,l lliAtiilfnl
KoloRtopa, OifritnMs mm MitMclAnHrviTywiicreta
hki-fu wiriM1 urn in una rrrommeiw int'tn A HTRtirrLY
Kir.nT.CI.ASS In Tone, Mrclmnlsin ami DuraMlllr.
Warrnnli it Klvi-Vrars. Si-ml fur rrtre Mat.
A Wo Bonk: Fno ! ! !
'A TrrallaL nn Chrnnta lllanAtra." iMiitirnrtnc f?.
tarrh, Tliroit, I.nnea, Heart, Htmnach. I.liriT. Kid
neyr. urinary an.l Female lilacaii'ai alao, I'llea, ar-nt
freo toanradilreaa, Kwry autli n'r from tlirae !!
'Airs ran l"1 cured. Hon lor tlila houk to llio umltr.
fLmu. antlalclan of lrirn .ltiirlinri pn,lnraiil hw
liun,lri',lot IcAilltiit cltliini who ttattfy to hl iKllf.
(lend Stamp to pay po,tam lo U K. Livingston. M.
ii piiHTiur m, inKiio, OHIO,
AtrPutN. tllulo utiil Friiuilr rantnakDfroni'Jta
lrn,l'Jf)Ni',ll'timiucka-(, tMinj'Ktnly UHorteil t
rrlci to nvent II fcr hmii.riHU telli for S rtn
mil Jell f.it. Hoii.1 for circular, JiHITlMll NKUDLi:
ArtrJuHilAT10N-.l Now Church .Street. .Now otk ,
M A VITFAfrriTltttllfl
witivinnniii uniu,
Moines, Iowa, Agents.
TUe licit Conn!) Srum i
Plso'a Curs for ConsuniBllon
It acta quick and It taates eood.
Iloao innlt,-l)ollle lane.
Therefore the cheapmt iu well
as the twit Sold everywhere.
J.le. and SI, 00 per bottle.
Lett of Appotito, Bowols costive, FiUc lu
tholleud, with a dull sonsatlon In tho ouok
rart, l'aln under tt.o shoulder blailo, lull'
nenH aftor oatiriK, with a disinclination in
io.'tlcn of body or mind, Irritability ct
tejnpor, Lo w spirits, witn n fooling of lnu
tnV neglected ouo duty, WcarineaH, Vn
Elnoss, Fluttering at the Heart, Dotn boforo
tno oyns, Yellow Bkin, Ueadacho generally
out tho right oye, Hcatlensnesa, with fit.'
Ml d teams, highly colored UriDf aofc
ore rape dully adapted lo mieh rnw, n !
aledOMe cflerlnineU a ehaiittr of frellnff m4
tOKklnnlah llititfl'rrrr.
Cfflce,3& Jlnrrar Street. Itaw Ywrku
applies a want men orcmlnent ability hare
dyeara of atudy and experiment to nnd
acino for dlieaiea
Urinary Organ ind Ncrvoui Syttam-
tlmft tt f tu Hl.rnvprv haa ranl.llir
01 ma nianeyt, . uiauav,
Syit.m and lrom in
ravnr. palntni? the nnnroval and confldenco of medl
Increaaed In
calmeuand thoso who hnve used It t It baa be
come a favorite with all cla.acs and wuorcver In
troduced baa enperaeded all other treatment. In
short, such Is Its tutrluilo merit and lupcriorlty,
that I
It la now tho only rccoguitcd rcliauto reuicuy.
W hare the moat uncqulroool Ic.Uuiony toils can.
Ire power from many perton of hlKh character, uteti
bgtaceand rtapoiiHhllUy. Our hook, "How a Ufa was
Bared," glrtwi tho hiitory of thl new dlacoyerj, and a
lam record of moat remarkable curea. aent free, n rue
UATT'H KID W KV I'A IIS are aoiu. or uruu,wr
will oe tent by mall (free ot lnnlaso) on receipt of Incur
So in ttandUui). WOO i CldMren'a (for Iled-WetUng). tl JO.
Kruular, Ti.W special (for owiunaie caw "
AiinM. DAY KlUNISV l'AII :).. Tolwlo jf,
n A 1 At tut PAY'S KIUNUV l'AIk
JAU AlUilaand lake no other, It la the Original
and only uenuuie lituncy i-au.
YVAUD,BiaS.SION3 A WAItl), Del Mo!uef,I

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